Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 10, 1849, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 10, 1849 Page 1
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I ' TH NO. 5452. THE ANNIVERSARIES. American Aiitl-Slnvcry Society. SECOND DAY. Tbe second meeting of tbo session of this Society took place yesterday morning, at the Minerva Rooms, Broadway. Tbe meeting was well attended, considering tie uupropitious state of tbe weather. We perceived quite a number of the Society of Friends present, as also several ci,,in.^ti ,he 1 aivoia'.es "f abjlitlon. The meeting was called to order by Mr. W. L. ( iliaison, the President rf the Society, who then proceeded to read a series of resolutions, to the effect, that the grand error of the American churches was in opcuing the doors of their fellowship to the admission of slaveholders. They ext laded the thief and Ihu robber, who happened to have the si ciliar law a, aiust him ; but the legalised in theft and robbery, whose guilt was far greater, they took to their bosoms as brethren of Christ Any uian weuld be blind to his duly, if ho gave the hand of fellowship to tbe slaveholder, when he lias been engaged in the prosecution of the abolition cause, it wasirlso resolved, that what gave strength, extension and perpetuity to slavery, was the Union; and which, upon betug overthrown, by the non-sluvebolding States withdrawing trom it, for conscience' sake and self preservation. slavery must then be necessarily limited, and speedily extirpated trom the A mcricaa soil. For these reasons, the motto of every < hristian and patriot should be, No union with the .slaveholder, either religiously or politically Mr. Smith, of Boston, then offered some observations, to the effect that he felt himself quite at home amongst abolitionists. The cause in which they were all engaged was dear to the heart of every citizen in thii great Union. He considered that the lime for strenuous exertion had arrived in Boston, many meetings had been held, and resolutions passed, in testimony of the adherence of the citizens of that city to the doctrine of abolition. The continuous support which the President had ever given to the cause of freedom, was worthy of the utmost commendation The citizens of Boston wished to co-operate with thoso of New York iu the accomplishment of the common object which they had in view. It only remained for the cntiru North to be uuiied, and us.-uuie a bold front, and then they might laugh to scorn the idle boastings of the South, even though that petty State, South Carolina, threatened them with an interneclve war. But, if the North was convinced that slavery was wrong and a crying injustice, then, if they did not choose such meu to represent them in Congress us would practically advocate the principles of abolilition, and strenuously oppose the extension of human serfdom, all their labors would he in vain, and they would soou behold slavery extending even to the shores of the Pacific. The speaker said that he would conclude his observations by remarking, that of all the men who represent the Southern interest, J. C.Calhoun was the most strenuous. It was therefore the duty of every true abolitiouist to vigorously oppose whatever J. C. Calhoun advocated, and to support whatever he opposed. Mr. Jaceson. Vice President of tlio Society, then took the chair, in order to give Mr. Garrison an opportunity of addressing the meeting. He said that but few understood the principle actuating a vast movement, and still more lew were there capablo of carrying out a principle with practical -licccss. The spirit of anti-slavery had not been compromised or diluted, nor had they lowered their standard for the purpose of obtaining the support of any political party. On the contrary, they kept steadfast to their principles, although it may have given rise to an amount of division amongst the society, it was complained of by some that they had started new tests of abolitionism; he would assert that the spirit of the society was not changed from what it was at its couimeucement; they bad not raised uny new tests invidiously; they had new tests, certainly But it should he remembered bow long they had struggled for the principle that a slave Is a niau, and which is the great animus of the un"tire movement. Whatever, therefore, impairs or degrades God's image, is, to a demonstration un christian, inhuman, and diabolical in Its nature.? Tlutv lin.rl ftrtnkt'ii of ?l Mmult.'i npims uhnlifinn of slavery for a long time, but it was not until lately that tliey talked of separating from the Union, or receding from the Church. At the foundation of the society, they could not broach such subjects, because at that time they had a great work to effect, which was to get tiie principle recognised by the American people, until at last attacking slavery, bulwark after bulwark, they had attained the attitude which the socioty enjoyed at the present day. The colonization scheme found favor lor a time with both the North und the South ; but many were now opposed to it, because they saw in it but on impracticable work. And do not give it their support. The other test was that of extending the right of universal suffrage to thi colored population ; but that, like the colonization test, was no test, now. of a man's anti-slavery opinions. That was a principle which applied to the feelings ol both whigs and democrats, and. when the time of trial came, party considerations iuduccd them to retire from the prosecutiou of the objects of tlie society, for they loved their party better than the cause. He considered flint all the out-posts of slavery had been carried, and there should be no faltering?no retrogression. Tl? church of America, he considered it his duty to stigmatise as a pro.slavery cljurcli ; it was not Uu church of Christ, for Christ came to redeem men and not to enslave thein ; and on that very ground a secession, to a great extent, had taker place from many different churches throughout the Union. The same obligation which rendered it necessary for a man to go from out o? a religions community, on account ?f conscience sake, waequally obligatory on him in a political sense. lie would take the opportunity of saying that, during tht late political struggles, bis sympathies were with the free soil party. He regretted their want of success; hut it should be remembered that the Anti-Slavery Society did not identify itself by any means with the free soil party. If they did so, they would be giving up the cause for the effect, because their object was the total abolition of slavery, and not the prohibition of its extension, which was the aim of the free Boilers in reference to tho extension of slavery, he would ask, what newly acquired territory was exempted from the cursa of slavery .' He would point to Texas, New Mexico, And even to California, has slavery extended ? One of two things existed?either the coustitution of the United States was a slavery document, or it was not. If it were, their duty to Ood demanded that they should no longer support it; if it were an anti-slavery document. why should three millions of slaves exist in mieery and suffering in this great Union at the present moment ? It was formed by slaveholders, citizens ol slareholding States, by men who, to enhance their possessions, licensed for 20 years tho diabolical traffic 111 human flesh; it was clear, therefore, that it was not an antl-slavery document. Mr. Pmi.Mrs. chairman of the committee of conference. then made the following report:?The committee of thirty considered that the best interests of tho cause required un immediate and strenuous effort to awaken and renovate the anti-siavery sentiment ol eastern New York, such a movement being, in their view, not only highly important in itself, but the best means of enlarging the circulation and influence of the . Intislai rry Standard ; and they further recommend the the services of Mr. E. tfuinoy. in additiou to those of J. R. Lowell, for that paper. They further recommend, that for the extnesive dissemination of the great antislavery principle, funds he collected for the purpose ol sending lecturers into Vermont and western Maseacbusetts. They were happy to say that probably tho Assistance of Mr. and Mrs. Kostor may be had in furtherance of that purpose. Mr. PniLLirs. in continuation, said that the State ol New York was particularly open to the reception of the anti-slnvery doctrine, and upon thHt account the committee wbieh he represented, applied to all the support! rs of the rouse for real and substantial support; (i. e.) the dollars. The Anti-Slavery Society had reason to blui-h. as regards the amount of support wlile hit received, in comparison with the efforts of the nirmhers of the different missionary societies throughout the Union; and it was only in consequence of the united efforts of all her members, centered In one focus, that the church was able to do so much. U hen this society censured the church, it was but reasonable to expect that the members of the society should show as much devotion to their couvic-i. _ -V- . 1. . ..? . I,.!- ... <1... ...? nun ui Lilt- UUUI "I ureu ?" "" > uuji.siiiiuun / of the different churches do towards their enterprise, lie (the speaker) wnn obliged to find fault with tho ab>litionlsts. because although they have Increased in .numbers. yet they do not increaso in zeal ; they had tired in tho harness, and left many things to be done by others. Tho dlireront journals established by the society, he wax happy to xay, were doing much good in spreading the needs of disunion, and nothing remained now but for the xtill roico of principle to find an easy access into the minds of men. Mr P. then suggested the expediency of making a collection for the purpose of defraying the expenses of tile meeting A collection wax accordingly made. Mrs Ahhv Fostik considered that much b"ne fit would accrue to tho cause In which they labored, by the extension of the principles of anti-xiuvery in the Kustern States, ami also In the eastern pcrts of Now York. In tho latter named locality, she had to congratulate the xoriety upon the support wkieli their cause had received during the last year. In many of the cities and counties up the river, collections had ttren made in aid of the society, and oven, in many instances. subscribed to by parties who had, hcrutotore, either not joined, or were opposed to. the cause of a:?tislavery. As on instance of tho increased favvr in which the cause was looked upon, the principal advocato of free soil, at Oyster Cay, lately expressed himself to the eficct that the anti-slavery society was tho best adapted to carry out (he principles ot abolition. Mrs. Kosu r observed tliut slie intended to apply to Martin \ an 11 men for the trilling donation of *4V0, in aid of the funds of the society. A Mr Niwtow then proceeded to address the meetng. and after some few unimportant observations, the chairman ruled that he was not in order; upon which Mr Foster rose and said, he considered any person who rune into a public meeting and took up Its valuable time, by speaking on subjects which were not regularly fatoro it. as a dishonest man To which soft iuipeaclint Mr Newton replied, that not only were Mr. Kos t,j 'a (>b?cnat ons out of order, as being peissnal, but thi y were also ialse. (Hisses and laughter; during which Mr. Newton quilled the room ruther indignantly.) Mr Fosi i r then In a few observations, gavo a succinct aec< unt of his labors In propagating the prinjphi t'l il1*; society, during the last year, or rather, as E N E" be denominated It, morally revolutionising the mind upon the subjeet of abolition. .1 ,wr. Wtoi took the platform nest, and when just inveighing against the Southeru slaveholders, and the motives w hich prompted their political conduct (accompuuied with very violent gesticulation.) his dis... hi.. ? as unexpectedly cut short, by an aged lady, who said, " Mr. Chairman, please stop that man; don't you see that he is deranged?'* This announcement was received with shouts of laughter. Mr. West continued, and denominate 1 all the advocates of abolition present, as a parcel of pa:d slaves, who went 11 ere eoltecting money, when they should be going ubout doing what wae but their duty, for uothing at all. '1 he old lady once more Informed him that ho was dcrau^eu. but not so much as he pretended to be, nud further that he was dr.ving all the people away, which, in fact. was i he case, for every one was bolting as fast as they could. The meeting then adjourned. The afternoon meeting was called to order by Mr. Uarrison, the chair being taken by Mr. ljuincy. The ltev. Mr. Tiu-inoiiaiit, of Now \ ork. took tho platform, and said that lie did not entirely agree in some of the principles which he heard auuunciated on the previous day at the Tabernacle. With regard to the doctrine of disunion, he would say that he had advocated that principle as regards the church iu connection with sluvory People would not lay themselves open to the anathemas such as were administered by Mr Phillips, yesterday, if they followed the advice which be would give them. aad that was, to take a position alongside the slave?to put their shoulders under liis work, aud to assist him with their endeavors. If they did that they would not be open to animadversions; but most public men, unfortunately, have taken the side of the oppressor, which was opposed to the will of (iod; and it grieved him much to see the clergymen of Iris couutry taking a position alongside the tyrants?a position which was opposed to the spirit wf tho holy book and tho injunctions of Christianity, liut if the church aud the clergy would only take tho positiou which they should, they would not then be subject to reprehension. He would go further than the free soil party in reference to slavery aud disunion; he believed that the government was responsible for the existence uf slavery upon every square Inch of the territory of the Cnltcd Slates; in it was vested the power of totally sweeping it away. In support of his positiou the reverend gentleman took a retrospective review of tho different legal enactments upon the subject of slavery, lie contended, that whether the constitution be a proslavery one or not, when once a slave entered into tho district at Columbia, or a free State, or was brought out to sea in u vessel bound coastwise or not, that from that very fact, he was a free man under the common law. He further maintained ilia t a slave holder cauuot recover a runaway slave, because the common law, knows of no such thing as slavery ; it wus only in a slave State, that a slave could be recovered. Nor should any citizen of a free Stale iu uuy manner assist in the capture of a fugitive slave ; on the contrary, by the very decisions in the courts iu this State, a citizen was bound to resist it by every means in his power. It was a duty incumbent ou every man living on free soil to extend its advantages, and the protection which the law affords to the punting fugitive, fleeing from the pursuit of those two legged hyenas. They should take the ground of carrying out tho abolition doctrines throughout the wide extent of tho Northern States, and bv the dissemination of their principles induce the public mind never to vole for u slaveholding President. These were vast elements of power iu the Northern States. Their citizens had been imprisoned and treated with the utmost indignity iu Charleston and New Orleans ; but the North had tho power to take such a position, that the South would no more dare to imprison a free citizen coming from the North, on bis legitimate business, than they would a citizen of Kngland. Yes, they hud tho powir to entirely abolish slavery, if it be carried out in good faith. In the stern advocacy of abolition, which existed throughout tho Northern States, lie conceived he saw the I'urilunieal virtue of their ancestors springing up once morc?with the same fervent zeal, the unflinching constancy, and Indomitable will of the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock. Mr Havdock said that every one know the history and nature of slavery, but he did not understand that the constitution of the United States wus pro-slavery. He considered that if any man wished to destroy the present structure of government, by a disunion, he would suggest a better form should be offered by the party so proposing. He thought thut by dissolving the Cnlon, instead of loosening the bonds of slavery, would 1 be the means rstlicr of fastening them the more tightly upon the unfortunate slaves ; but. by hanging on to them, be thought that much more benefit would accruo to the abolition cause ; but if disunion be proved to him to be the best course for adoption, ho would not ' onrtosc it. but would ilirht ou his own hook. 1 Mr. W. Phillips then offered some observations, | and particularly dwelt upon the construction of the constitution, in reference to slavery. He rc' gretted very much that it was an institution which . was recognised by the highest tribunals in the . country. He differed with Mr. Till highest in that gentleman's view of the recovery of fugitive slaves, and maintained, with much force, that the right of recovery was vested in a slave owner, according to the constitution. That the laws protecting slavery | were bad. required no illustration ; the slaveholder knew that the luw was in his favor, aud the knowledge \ that such an institution was wrong, was not a sufficient ! inducement to him to give up his slaves, because, by ' so doing, he forfeited his social position, his fortune, and his children's expectations. The immediate misf sion of the society was to agitate, to stir up the rell[ gious sentiment of the people, and to employ the press aud their literature, as engines for tlia pnrpose of changing these obnoxious laws. | [Want of space compels us to curtail, in the above briefmunner, this.eloquent speaker's discourse ] ' Mr. Brook, Chairman of the Committee of Finance, ! suggested that the subscriptions already made were | no. sufficient to defray tbe expenses; that the subscriptions be either doubled, or a collection made. ; The meeting adjourned after the collection. American Tract Society?Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting. The anniversaries of this important society, always of the most deeply interesting character, huve never failed ' to attract tbe most crowded audiences, aud their meeting of yesterday w as very far from being an exception to the rule. Tbe spacious ball of the Tabernacle was crowded from tbe beginning to the end of the ceremonies, with an audience in which the fairer sex largely preponderated. And during that whole period, from 10 A. M. to very near 2 o'clock. P. M., there was not upparcnt. on their part, the slightest evidence of lack of interest, or weariness. On the platform were a large number of clorgymon, generally from abroad, as well as many laymen, who have acquired distinction in philanthropic labors of this character. The services were opened by Dr. Biiowjt, in. a very ' eloquent and thrilling prayer. 'J lie Hon. Thomas T. Williams, the President of the Society, then brletly congratulated its friends upon its fortunate progress. He rapidly traced its history; from its foundation down to the present time, when its operations extended throughout tbe world. He referred to the important and gratifying results of its past labors, and saw, in tbe present agitated condition of the world, bright omens for the society's advancement in the future, and appealed to all its iuterest, to persevere with renewed energies in the good work they had commenced. Moses Allk.v, Esq., the treasurer, then read the annual report of that department, from which it appeared that the total receipts of the year, in donations, were $04,081 43 ; for shIcs. $164,218 78 ; balance in the treasury last year, $140 00?totul, $258,440. The expenditures for paper, printing, binding, engraving, translating. and copyright. $148,b77 40 ; for presses, $2,723 36: for colportage. $38,100 42; remitted to foreign and pagan iunds. $14.000?total. $238 283. balance in the treasury, $167 06. There was due on the 1st. of April, for printing paper, on notes payable within six months, $20,727 76. The report also shoWed that there was a slight diminution in the umouut of donations for tho previous year. Merrs. Hali.ock and Cook, the secretaries, then read Hn abstract from the annual report, from which the following facts appeared, as the results of the effort* of the past year':? i ne number oi new piimicauons. in r.ngusn, i >erman, French. Italian. Danish. and Welsh. of which 23 ars hooka, if 145. Total publication?, 1,458, including 254 volumes; besides 2,387 in mora than lUO foreign language? and dialect? The new volume? comprise several nartntive? for the young, all of which are simple record? of fact. The eerie? of tract? have been re-i??ued, chiefly from new atereotype plate? and engravings, in twelve volumes of 500 page? each. Circulation during the year, 734 664 volume?, 7.203.682 publications, 234.409.300 page?. Total since the formation of society, 4.803,692 volumes. 104,153,674 publication?, 2.208,410.626 pages. Publication? issued gratuitously, 47,890.225 pag< ??to foreign and domestic missionaries, army, navy, seamen's and Bethel vhaplains. literary, humane, and criminal institutions, Sabbath schools, and iudividuids, by colporteurs, und to life member? and directors. In regaid to colportage, it appeared that, including 106 students from 23 different college? or seminaries for their vacations, and 62 for the foreign immigrant population, colporteurs have been employed for the whole or pari of the year a? follows:?Vermont. 4; Rhode Island,2; Connecticut. 4; New York, 75; New Jersey, 9; Pennsylvania,43; Delaware, 1; Maryland. 15; Virglula. 38; North ( arolina. 13; South Carolina, 3; Georgia, 24; Florida, 1; Alabama. 14; Loul?ana, 11; Texas. It; ArKan.-as 2; Mississippi, 5; Tennessee, 32; Kentucy, 23; Ohio, 69; Indiana, 29; Illinois, 19; Mobile, 111; Wisconsin. 4; Iowa, 7; Michigan, 13: Canada, 3; Mexico, 2.? Total, 480. 'J lie whole number in commission. April 1 was 268. The report presents a view of the application of enlportnge to the German. French. Irish, and N/.>rw<gian population In this country, and to the Cavuw'tan Germans and the Mexicans. Colporteur? in tTvjioughfore? have circulated 14 000 books. The cIh'um of California and the republics of Central and South America liavo received attention. The statistical table# sin w that thelOlportenrs have visited341.071 families; flan versed on personal religion or prayed Willi 129 667 fami.'les; addressed public meetings, or held pisyer-meetinj,? to the number of 12 623; sold 377,258 books, granted 4? l'i? destitute 98.819 books; and distributed 13 274 thbles and testaments furnished by Bible Societies '1 hp spiritual condition of the districts thus visited, Miki the necessity of such efforts, W YO MORNING EDITION?TI may be inferred from the feet, that 02.536 of the families. or more than a quarter of a million of people, were habitual neglectera of evcngclical preaching; 40.575 families were destitute of all religious books, except the Bible; 27.474 families wore destitute of the Scriptures; und 38,21(1 families were Roman Catholics. The waking mind of millions in France. Germany. Austria. Hungary and Italy, and other lauds, their struggles for freedom, und their success in securing the liberty of the press, have laid claims upou the Society greater than ever before; and at foreign mission stations connected with our various Boards, the press is ,,n.,c,,..n.. nr..I --tin,, .. , i , I n ...... r ,,f Muiiruuiij " conversions, anil of the permanent diffusion of gospel light, by tracts and books and the labors of colporteurs, missionaries, and natire converts in foreign and pagan lands, arc greater than in any previous year. Many very striking facts havo occurred. In view of the state und wants of all the foreign stations, the fallowing grants of money huve been transmitted, and distributed so as best to meet the immediate and more pressing necessities, namely:?Kor the Suudwirh Islands. $700; for China, Missions of the American board of ( ommissioncrs for Foreign .Missions. Canton. $300. Ainoy $100. Kuh-cliau $100; Missions of the American baptist Missionary Union. Hongkong $300, Mngpo$100; General Assembly's board. $300; Southern liBplist Convention. Canton $100, Shanghai $300. Siam, Baptist Mission $300; bunnah $300; Missions 'n Northern India $3,000: Orlssa $300; Teloogoos, Lutheran Mission $100; Madras $700; Madura $700; Ceylon $700; Bombay $600; West Africa, Gaboon $100; Nestorians $300: Syria $600; live Armenian Missions in Turkey $1,200; Greece, llev. Dr. King, $300; Italy, Tuscany $200; ltussiu $6tK); Sweden $100; Hamburg, Baptist Mission, for Central kurope $700; Lower Saxony Tract Society $200; Calw. for Hungary $200; llasle, Dr. Marriott. $160. of which $60 for Dr. Malan, of Geneva; Belgium $150; France, Paris Religious Tract Society $1,000; Baptist Mission $400; Toulouse $300. Total. $14,000. Bishop Mr ad, of Virginia, appeared, to offer the following resolution:? Resolved, That the annual report, an abstract of which has now been read, he adopted and published, under the direction of the Executive Committee; aud that the evidences it affords of the blessing of the Holy Spirit on the enterprises of the Society in this and other lunds, arc recognised with devout gratitude to God. He said that he found himscit most unexpectedly, and yet most gladly, at this auniversury meeting, the first of any kind, old as ho was. he ever had the privilege of attending. A life member, and a strong advocate of the Society, he had been from its earliest establishment, yet he had never been able to attend any of its anniversaries. Ho had been asked to offer that resolution, and make a few remarks in connection with it. To tho first request he had cheerfully assented, to the last 1m: had made at once a sincere and positive refusal. But he had taken a little courage, and would now offer a few remarks, lie wished to express his entire npproval of the Society's designs aud operations, and that they had ever commended themselves, since its lormation, strongly to his head and heart. He regarded its operations, as seen in those twelve bound volumes of tracts, as offering decidedly the very best practical, aud if he might so express it, the most unanswerable answer to u most plausible objection oft times raised ugainst their blessed religion. This the reverend gentleman characterized, in substunco, as being the difficulty of arriving at true Christianity, front the wide and often bitter differences of opinion entertained among the most learned men on great points of religious doctrine. These twelve books ofthe Society, in his opinion the result of the labors of a thousand different minds, fully refuted that objection. With all their wide differences of opinion, it had shown that there were some things, and most important ones, too, upon wliioh all Christian minds might rally. And how was this effected? Was it by making religion a mere negative thing, or by leaving out any of its great uud important doctrines? Was there a denomination in Frotestant Christendom?applying to it their own standards?who would Kay that such an omission was to be justly charged on the Society; and that any great truths, held necessary to salvation, were omitted in the volumes alluded to? (Jrantcd, there were some things omitted: it was but those tliut were uot essential, and which were influenced by a decent regard for variant opinions on uuestious which were not distinctly settled in the Christiun world. The best Christians, in every uge, had disputed ill regard to them; and they were not indispensable to religion. Such a spirit of compromise must necessarily prevail, in order to secure sueccss in an enterprise ol' Ibis kind. With a few illustrations on this point, Bishop Mead concluded by expressing the wish that every family in the land, aud indeed In the civilized world, had a copy of these tracts, and all able to read them in their own latiguago. The resolution offered by liim was then adopted, llev. Professor Raymond, of Madison University, was then introduced to the audience, and remarking that one hundred and six students, connected with twentythree universities, colleges, and theological seminaries, of ten different denominations, having been employed as colporteurs for their vacation during the past year, he offered the following resolution :? "Resolved. That the society regard such labors with deep interest, ns affecting the future usefulness of the rising ministry, the tone of piety of the schools of the prophets, and the spiritual condition of the tens of thousands reached by the self-denial of the colporteur students.'' Tlic Professor confined himself to the single point of cclportogc. regarded as a branch of ministerial education, and which lie held to be nn all but iudispcnsable one. It had long been a problem how they were to infuse into that system of education that measure of the practical element felt to be so indispensable at the present time, without, at the same tiino. lowering the standard and impairing the efficacy of that intellectual education felt to bo just as iudispeusable and just as earnestly demanded by the exigencies of the times. The college and scminury system was well adapted to the latter, and their seclusion and protracted attention to study, that most exclu it intercourse of u series of years among those engaged in the same pursuits, reems a most essential condition to secure that strength, comprehensiveness, and balance of intellect that makes the true scholar. But such men must also acquire, from such habits, a want of sympathy with the world outside, and a want of sympathy with mankind generally. What was wanted, was some modification of, or addition to the system, which would enable them to turn out, not only scholars, but men. The people required them, and it was of no use to quurrel with thcra on that account. As the world grows older It will grow wiser. Indeed, it was demanded by the very nature of the sacred office itself, and by the immense and sublime character of the labor spread before it. What was the remedy ? that was the problem. The young minister needs more of this practical education than any other profession, for his business was to save men?to teach and convince them?to Interest and convert them. Vet he is educated in a system which affords him the least of this kind of education. The lawyer is educated in the office of a practitioner, and so was the young physiclnn. Both were prepared by a course of practical experience in the profession they were to pursue, liow was it with the minister? While yet covered with the verdancy of the schools, he is pluccd in tho retirement of the cloister ; what is done in the green, giving sad omen of what is to be done in the drying. There he is, locked up for three mortal years, with occasional intervals of relaxation. Heaven save the mark: as though it was not enough to exliuust a man, to cause him to labor four-fifths of bis time without relaxing him all the rest. What could be expected as the result of such a system? Certainly as greit evils as they saw. Fortunately. there was generally in youth a recuperative principle, which combats the effects of this system; and the result is. Unit it is generally the case, that years of painful, ill-devoted, abortive efforts must be spent, before the young minister, his eyes blurred by constant poring over books, and strengtli exhausted, regains enough of his native healthfulness, and ventures to look on men, and seo them as they are?to regard them as trees walking, and treat them, too, us such. 1 his was not necessary ; and there must boa remedy, and a common sense one. forntleviating it. It raiincit lie done by abbreviating the course of study ? to make the student a sciolist, in an agu of science ; to make liiin half educated, when men are full of education. A resident of New Vork, years ago, in connection with this subject, once suggested, as a remedy, the establishment of a Professorship of Kcligion and Common Sense. Uut this remedy woull not do. I'ut the piety Mini common sense of students into tlie liHiidH of h professorship, and what will become of it? It cannot be taught or imparted; it must be first imparted in the germ by the (liver of all good, and confirmed, Mrengthoned, brought out, and perpetuated, by actiod experience, by actual collision with the duties of life, and in no other way. The providence of Ood had. however, provided * solution of this problem. That was Qolportage. that wonderful system whose infant tread shakes (lie nations, and which, like every oilier divine idea. Is to accomplish results stupendous just in proportion to the simplicity of the ids a. It has nlready begun to work a revolution in ministerial education, and students for the ministry might as well take off their coats and go to work at once on the improved plan The time was coming when few would hold up their hunds in a Christian church tor a candidate for the ministry, who had not during Ills course of education accomplished tire or six tours ns a successful colporteur. \ir It. dwelt on the mi port a nee of such tours to the student, claiming that lie would h am then by not only the laws of his physlcnl constitution, and how to take care of it, hut secure the physical exercise felt to be so necessary to the health ol the close student. '1 he early rising, the arduous physical labor, the daily trudging, with his basket on ins arm, ruquired of the young colporteur, wiuld bring him back to the study, having lcurnl a lesson in a better peripatetic philosophy than ever Aristotle taught, oris to be found anywhere in the books, l abor and relaxation would be found here uniti d. ard both in a bealtliy form lie would feel like a giant refreshed with new wine, and make a student, and be a man win n lie got through lie hoped tho day was coining when the clergyman's inantle, the Ivory-headed cnne to support their weak steps, the coticave spectacles, the sunken chest, and the tottering legs, would no longer be his peculiar designation. (Applause ) In the colporteur school they would learn milliners also. There maybe various opinions as to what constitutes good mauncrs, hut all would agree that l hristisn ministers ought to have the very best 1 in: study was not the best place to aei|iiiru sueli manners such as give a niiiu case auu happiness, and givo lOie and happiness to nil around him. Ministers were proverbially deficient In (bis, so much so that it lots become a reproach to say that a man looks and sets like a uilni-l.r (l.auglitcr ) Mr It. further urged that colportage was a good sch<s>l ii r 111" minis try giving tho student a knowledge of mml power of adaptation to tho world,'to be acquired in ?0 Other way, and more essential to Ins profession RE B

IURSDAY, MAY 10, 1849. than to any other - teaching him at once that modesty and boldness, which, lu the right form, do uot at all conflict, lie urged that only thus could they acquire that knowledge ot themselves, so requisite to know their own capacity. It was not by oratorical efforts in the pulpit, but by collision in society?with some old hard-luudi d Infidel in the back woods, for Instance, with a native force of lntollect, tho experience of years and a practised tongue to back him?let him meet such a mau in the midst of his admirers, and engage him hand to hand?he would leave such a contest a wiser and a better man. Such was tho school for a minister, aud these only could he learn through lessons of humau depravity. Mr. R. further contrusted the colporteur system, as a means of education, with that derived alone from oollegiate education, showing by illustration the marked advantages of the former above all. in that it would teach the young minister how to love men, which was but another thing to making them love him. The triumphs of the Christian were but tho triumphs ot love, yet it was the last thing they were apt to think of. Let us (lie said) have this element in the ministry, love witli the gospel, learning, loqucuce, ike., Etc. All these with love, none without it, or rather all those guided anil governed and used through love, will get at the object and accomplish the end. Neither books, lecturers, nor professors, will do this. The attention must bo directed by this thing, aud directed to men in all the varied conditions of human life, and that could only be accomplished by intercourse with man. The young student must bcccine familiar with the miseries of crime aud vice, aud then, if he has a heart, he would feel where to love, and how the human heart was affected by it. He would learn the comfort of love and the eloquence of tears. Mr. H. said that his eonrlusions were that col portage should be regarded as an all but?there may be exceptions?indispensable branch of ministerial education, until the providence of God und tho wisdom of the I hurch devises something better. Mr. K. sut down, greeted with the hearty and prolonged applause of tho audience. When the resolution offered by him was adopted, the following liyuin was sung under the lead of Professor ilusting, the whole congregation participating therein with great effect:? Tune?Missionary Cltaunl. Jesus shall reign where'er the sun Dees his successive journeys run; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wune no more. For him shall endless prayer be made, Aud praises throng to crown his head; His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise With every morning sacrlitce. People and realms, of every tongue. Dwell on his love with sweetest song; Aud infant voices shall proclaim Their early blessings 011 his name. every crcatuee rise aud bring Peculiar houorH to our King; Angels descend with songs again, And earth repeat thu loud Amen. The ller J. M. Stevenson, of Ohio, then offered the following resolution:? Resolved, That the destitute condition of great numbers in ull parts of our country, the accession of new territory, the unprecedented emigration to the Pacific coast, the rapid increase of European immigration, and the encouragement to labor for tho conversion of our Roman lutholic brethren to a true ami spiritual Christianity, demand thu speedy extension of eolportage among thu various classes of our neglected population. Mr. W. said he should confine his remarks to but one of the points embraced in this reselution?the destitute condition of grcut numbers in all parts of our country, and particularly in thu West, in spiritual teaching una direction. Not only was this the case before to a great extent. but it bad been largely incieascd by the great accessions of territory in that quarter. Their Roman Catholic brethren?he was glad tho rcsolutlou styled them thus, fur he hud no syuiputliy with those who would throw Ihuin beyond the pale of their sympathy and favor?were greatly interested. Mr. S. had no doubt, that the church, and Protestants generally, had little or no faith that this class could be converted, but he wished, if possible, to convince them to the contrary. The same idea had been entertained of tho Jews, and the impression In the church was that they were under judicial blindness, that (Jod hadgiven them up, and that there was. therefore, uo hopes of their couvcrsion. As an instance of this iceling, Mr. R. mentioned the reply of an old Scotch elder, one of the best Bible educated men in the West, to him, on suggesting the conversion of tho Catholics:?"Tut. tut nion, ye cauiia do ony gude for them ; they'll a' gang baca to Rome : (Jod has gi'eu theni up." Do (Mr. S ) believed that, under the colporteur system, their conversion was not only probable, but certain. He gave his reasons therefor, urging tiiat the Catholic who, priest-ridden and oppressed in his own country, left it for this, a Protestant. where he found liberty and happiness, could not hut be imbued witii favorable impressions of a religion which afforded him thOM blessings. Thus he had lost half of his Catholicism already. Then?particularly w hen isolated from the influence of tlie ( atliolle priesthood here, and subjected to Protestant influence, and approached , by that influence, not violently, or in a uuiiiner to excite liis prejudices, but by a colporteur system, in which men who formerly entertained the snnie prejudices as himself were the channels through which tho arguments were conveyed to him? the conversion of the Catholic was almost a certainty. Mr. S. dwelt at some length on this point ? eulogizing the colporteur system, urging its maintenance, and tho increase of its power and energy, and illustrating, from his experience, the vast infiucnce it exerted, and thu beueticial results it secured. In a Western city, where there were from 1.200 to 1.600 Roman C atholics, out of a population of five or six thousand. und where, a year or two ago, they were forbidden and warned, by tlie priests, not to hold intercourse with the colporteurs, they were now anxious and ready to purchase the books. So anxious were they to get the Bible in all its purity, that they made up a purse, and sent to Germany for a box of them. Those i ngnged in this were all Roman Catholics. He related some anecdotes, to show how, in some cases, their conversion whs brought about. One instance, as follows: ?A mechanic, a good Catholic, having purchased a Bible, sat down to read it, having promised to do ur, IT#,r line ueilt una sni.l n? <1... next reading, he raid, ' Wife, If thin book be true, wo are all wrong." She did not respond ; and, on the next evening, be said, " Wife, if this book be true, we are nil lost." Again he read, and in the New Teetuineut, when suddenly he stopped his reading, and. with tears in bis eyes, exclaimed," Wifo, if this book be true, we may be saved." ile did believe it, and, in a short time, was rejoieing in salvation. 1 bia occurred in u town where the change of feeling was such as to cause the breaking up of a Koman church, which previously had been well supported. Mr. S adduced other aud similar instances in support of his position, liiat the Koman Catholic population wero susceptible and ready for conversion, and that there prcvuiled among tin ui a general feeling oil tlie subject, similar to what in protectant churches would be denominated a revival. lie closed with a most eloquent appeal to sustain the colporteur system, to which he ascribed nil the lienor of this great and growing change. 1 he resolution offered by hnn was adopted, when the Reverend Dr. I'oor. missionary fr?nt Ceylon, was introduced to the meeting. He said lie had witnessed, on his way hither, the wonders of the British Museum ?the mummies from Egypt?the wonderful remains of ancient Nineveh; hut these were to him nothing, compared with the scene spread out before him in this sanctuary of the Lord, for there he beheld a cloud of witnesses that the little drops and rills, which lie saw rising on the Mount of God some twenty-five years ago. had swollen into a Hudson River and a mighty Mississippi at this day. (Applause.) Twenty-live years ago, the very year this Empire State ship was launched, tln-y sent forth a jolly-boat on the coial strand of Ceylon, they formed the first tract society in that sunny isle. He had been told to he short; hut he knew It in subject was of interest, and the patient sitting and encouraging looks of those before liim, clieered liiin to tell his story, (\pplatise.) -Vr. I'. then traced the history of the tract movement in < lylon. 1 he first tracts they received there wero printed at 11 aii'|uibur. and were brought there by a who wished a situation as schoolmaster He took tin m with surprise, hut found thry were marked with holy ashes, showing that they hitd been nfiianced to the idol gods. Thus, he said, was it ever with your tiacts where missionaries were not sent with tlieui ? Ihiy bir ante eon tec rated to the heathen gods. The next tracts wi re a parcel receivi d on commission from 1 r.innuibar? the work of a missionary, one who saw the advantage of leaving his minks behind him. And all iIn eld be impressed of sending out such missionaries as would leave their tracks behind them, (Great and prolonged laughter nt the revercned gentleman's pi n.) Alter this, he himself hsd written a few tracts, which he employed, ior want of a printing press, (M njf* 01 inn siiu't'i i i"ys in in in*' iiaun m ilg u.lge, i it a | aim leaf, with an iron style. Afterward* a print11 H press was lent nut, and a competent printer, but i lie 111 atiih nt received from the governor won a grand i sorption to that from all other tlritlih authoritleti tlnie. before cr since. Governor Barnes did not tuko a favorable notice of the operations of the American missionaries within liis dominion*, and they were not peiinlttcd to establish their press or extend tlieir operations. He was & military chief, and it was shortly alter the close of the war between their mother and lnr duughter. and not in a manner highly rutisfnctory to a liriti. h general. It was an exception, however, to i.II the Iriainient they had ever received from tlie British authorities of t,eylon. But he was happy to ray. they had outlived Governor Barnes. (Laughter.) '1 he six missionaries who were then in < 'eylon, when tjuvmior Barnes procured an order from the British govt 11,merit, that no more missionaries should join die American Mission, and whom lie expected wire soon to die off, contrary to all precedent in missit nary operations, were continued in health and efUcii nc) during a period of thirteen years Gov. Barnes, i n having ' eylon. wns appointed .Major General of the forces at < alcutla ; here lie came in contact with thn tiovei nor Gi ueral w ho proved t i lie his superior, and -i, l.e was eiit home, (in his nay. he stopped at Oyl ii and then they sent lilm a copy of their tracts as a pin t oi I licit love. (Laughter.) Dr. I'. farther traced .In history i f the mission tlie removal of the restrictions upon lh? in liy the British government, and their n-inti rn ment by the arrival of some American misdiDMiies. Ibeu it was, iu 1 Kg), that there printing puss was established, aad the publication of tracts lalrly engaged in. The Hindoo teamed men were actum mid to put fortli a yearly almanac, in which ellipsis. 4.C., were calculated witb a fair destee of accuracy This gave them a great hold ou the ri st of ilio people, which, in order to the succies if the mission, it was necessary should ??????? [ERA be wfakened. They then printed a native almanac, which immediately secured a large circulation and was eagerly sought after by the Hindoos. The heathen ono being written, could not, of course, secure so large a circulation. Kor fifteen years, the mission had used it as a means t>f communicating religious as well as scientific intelligence; until now. it had secured a circulation of some 30,000 copies, and was sought after by the i'rahmins oven, and had almost entirely superseded the native nlmanao. lie urged, however, that in a heathen tund these tracts, or other publications, would be of little of little or no use unless in the hands of missionaries; comparing them to the distribution of a supply of ammunition, without soldiers or fire arms to use it. Dr. P. then noticed the great influence which had been exerted, through the Influence of the female sex, upon the conversion of the Hindoos. Among them the conversion of one female was of far more influence tliau that of three males. (Applause.) After eulogising the fairer sex. Dr. I'. described the manner in w hich four Indian girls were induced to go to school. The idea of education was. among them, one of degradation, and they had found it impossible to secure tho attendance of any of them at the mission school. By the aid of golden darts, this difficulty was overcome. To explain his meaning, lie would remind the audience that when Aaron made the golden calf, it is said that he stripped the people, tiiat lie made thcui naked, meaning that lie took away their golden ornameuls. It is the feeling of the East, that tlicy are not dressed, no mutter what clothes tlicy uiuy have on. These four girls were poor, though of pretty good caste, and were in this sense na krtl. They were promised each a string of gold heads when they should learn to road, and it wus with the most astonishing rapidity that they achieved it. '1 hese were the golden darts?(laughter) ?which achieved what they held to be, in its filial results, the greatest work of the mission. These four little girls passed through a course of training, and continued with the mission'until they were married. This (said the Dr.) is a subject so fruitful, that I can scurcely ?(roars of laughter, prolonged by the odd manner of the speaker, covering his face with his hands.) The Dr. went on to state that each of them drew around them a largo school of females. On another part of the Island, a school was secured, by the distribution among the girls, of oil for the hair. With an eloquent appeal to sustain the missionary, tract and kindred enterprises, the reverend gentleman concluded his very Interesting, humorous, and eloquent remarks?to which great, seat was added, by his singularly quaint style of delivery, and queer personal appearance? by olfering the following resolution, which was adopted :? ltesolved, That the remarkable providences of the past year on the continent of Kuropo. by whieli many nations have secured freedom of speech and the liberty of the press, impose special obligations on this und kindred institutions, to diffuse a pure faith uiuong their ngitated millions : while the vast regions of i'agau darkness demand the continued und redoubled exertions of evangelical Christendom. It was then stated by one of the Secretaries that (Jov. Hawks, pf New Jersey, advertised to speak, had found it Impossible to attend. Also, that Mr. John 11. Uouou had ulso promised to do the same thing, but had not appeared ; and n call was madu upon the undienco to know if the gentleman was present. There was no answer ; and so Mr. (J., if there atallduriug the meeting, must have disappeared. Dr Tvso followed briefly in somo playful remarks, in whieli lie congratulated the Society upon its progress audit lie favorable auspices under which the meeting was held ; referring also to the fuct that, for the first time, they hud un F.piscopai Bishop present with them. 'J lie cause was like the uge?one of railroad progress? and he warned those who opposed It to clear the track, or they would he crushed beneath the wheels. Chancellor Walwoeth then briefly expressing his grutificat ion at the high character of the Society, proposed the following resolution, which was adopted :? ltesolved, That while the simple, sublime object of the salvation of souls should he the chief inccutive to effort in all the Society's work, wo would {rejoice In its incidental bearings on popular education, the observance of the Sabbath, the cause of temperance, und kindred interests. 1 he doxology was then sung, all the congregation, as before, participating therein, when the meeting adjourned. Second Advent Conference. SECOND DAY. Yesterday being the second day of the Second Advent Conference, the sitting was resumed at 0 o'clock The discussions during the morning were more of s private than of a public nature, and had more refercncc to the management of tbo affairs of the sect, and the manner in which its principles could be best pro mealed nnd advanced, than to the nature of the dne. rincs themselves. or the arguments employed to susdin or combat these peculiar doctrine*. The discusions ware, therefore, of a desultory character, and would not interest the reader. The following resoluion wa? adopted :? Whereas. we feel that we am under renewed obligaiona to God in that he has enabled us to consider, bolero, and devote ourselves to tlio promulgation of his ruth, which has special bearing on the present, and, a* we believe, the elosing age of the world ; and whereas. God In his great mercy has constrained us, while we have endeavored to serve him under the most trying difficulties, arising from tlio Inutilities of those who have gone out from us. the profane scoffing, ignorance and bigotry of those who were never of us ; and under more painful trials from those who are not satisfied with tlie right to hold and express their views of incidental opinions and measures, but are ever easting the most unworthy insinuations, and making false statements in reference to brethren who differ from them. The Conference adjourned till half past two o'clock. At half past two o'clock the sittings were resumed, I'rofessor VV lilting, of Wllliamsburgh, in the chair, llcv. J. Lm ii proposed the following resolution "lt< solved. That while the mass ol professed Christians regard the signs of the times indicative of the dawn of a more glorious state of things In this >orld we can only view them as premonitory cf the coming and kingdom of Cli-;?tj &hil the introduction of the world to come.'' '1 here arc two views, said the speaker, in Christend< in. in reference to the things (iod has predicted an coming on the earth. One class maintain that peact and happiness and prosperity are coming, and thai they will be brought about by the Christian principle and by the reform measures of the age, till the whole world is at last led to Christ; that this period will be the promised millennium But the question was ?Did tlie Scriptures teueh that doctrine ? What prophet? what evangelist, ever promulgated it? That they taught the doctrine of a millennium was true but they did not tench that such a state of tilings would be attained under the present physical and moral condition of the world 1 bey taught the very reverse. The spirit of prophecy first began by making promises to Ibe Jewish natiou. and uttering threats in the event of their disobedience. 1 fiesn threats were, that their polity should be destroyed, and themselves scattered over the luce of the earth. Those great Gentile empires that were to effect that destruction were presented in vision to Nebuchadncxsar, under the form o( an image, of which the Babylonian kingdom was the head or first, the Median and Persian the second, the Grecian the third, and the Roman the fourth and last Then, says the prophet Daniel, shall the God ol Hiavcnsct Kp a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, but shall brink In pieces all the othei kingdoms, just as the stone, cut out of th? mountain without hands, smote to atoms the image which the King of Babylon saw In his dream. There was thus, in that prophecy of a few verses, an outline of the history of the world, at least for n period of two thousand four hundred and fifty years. The Jews were led captlvo under tlieso n it i nif itiM rrli ii .s nik-pcnm v?*I v. 1r>?L of nil iiikIit (hn Romans. How long this captivity whs to last, may ho pet ii from the 21*t of Luke, in which Christ predict*) that when the Jews saw tile Son of Man coming in a cloud, Willi powerand great glory, tliat then they should lilt up tlieir heads, tor that their redemption drew nigh, it was not, therefore, the triumph of the gns111, and the restoration of the Jews to their privileges, tint was meant by the- millennium of the Bible. It was loretold by the I'ropliet Xuchariah, in the ninth chapter, that i hrist should come as a King to the Jews, and tliat ho should come riding into their city upon an ass. lie did come in Ills proper person to fulfil tl>at prophecy, and rode into Jerusalem on the very beast foretold. He went into the temple ami took possession of it in the name of his father. Krom the inomi nt ho set up a title to royalty, the Jewish rulers si light his life. 1 hey rejected him as their king, " But the stone which the builders rejected, the same became the head of the comers." They, therefore, lost their distinct right to tile blessings of tliat kingdom. Accordingly. I lirist told tin in the kingdom should be tnken fii in tbini und given to a nation bringing forth fruits worthy ol it. The Jews were no longer recognised aw the t xi lusive heirs, but were placed on the same footing as tin: tic utiles, and such of them as were saved, w i re only savi d by repentance and fuith in Jesus Christ. 1 bin lore. St. laid, though a Hebrew of the Hebrews, did m t make I his ugroiiud ol any special favor to him In in (iod, for he 'aid he counted all those things hut lots In the world, snvs Christ to his disciples, ye ihall have tribulation When Pilate asked Christ whither he was a king lie said it was for this purpolo he CHir.e into the world; but tliat such cirri instances had now occurred that Ids kingdom wt old not be of this world, but of tho world to 01 me. that in w In aven and new earth, wherein dwellelh i ightvou* nass. Since the < activity in the time of / i ill knili. there was not one man of the house of David who reigned for one hour. '1 ills was prophesied by \ so kii 1. 'Jl -t cliapt) r: Thus saith the Lord ' >nd remote the iliadt m and take off the crown; It shall be n<> mole until lie conic whose right it is. and I will give it I. ni." A ud to liim of right did the crowu belong In I oke. lit chapter and 31st verse, the answer wu given; " '1 luu s tin It bring forth a son and shall cull ids name i i i s. lie shall be great anil be railed the son of the highest and tlie Lord I iod -hall give with liim l lie throne el ids latin r David, and lie shell reign over the house ot J act b fore vi r mid of his kingdom there ?HnU lie no I nil." 'I lu re can be no kingdom of Hod. therefore, on I null, till I ill it rime St. laul. Ill Ids epistle to tho < < lint liia lie. asked. "Could con-opt ion inherit incornipti. n .'" 'J hen lore, it is ouly the saints who are lulu n it-hep in thiol, or those that shall he found wiiitli g tor biin at his coming. Hint shall inherit the kurtii in But tlie latter must he changed clothed wiiii in.mortality An immortal body is a necessary ,,i niifrulii ii ft r .hi lo ir ol glory. " That wldcb is horn ot the flesh Is flesh; that which is horn *>f tlie spirit is spiiit." Ileum tlie philosophical necessity I >r tlie now L.ilh Ii lie (tie spikkei) were now iiui'odnot d lolhat klligdt m Willi his pren ut body, he ni ght live out his 1 ij 1DL ' TWO CENTS.' three seore nnd ten j earn; hut ho eould not lire to enjoy ft " kingdom that shall have no end." without an immortal body. ( lory, honor, immortality." urn the inheritance of the regenerated. Every lew. from Ahra ham down to hid latest descendant. is entitled to this, on the same conditions as the (ienliles. as promised to tbem in the 37th chapter of Kieklel The experiment of universal reformation had been tried under more favorable circumstanced than had ever fallen to the lot of modern reformers. The miraculous manifestations of his divine presence to the Jews, and circumI stanees heaped on circumstanced, so calculated to impress them, had all their result in thla?" Hear, H honvonn utivl xria-.. cut. H onrfl. I Ho va warv.. rished ami brought up children, and they have rebelled against mo. The ox knoweth Ilia owner, and the u?s his mastt r's crib; but Israel (loth not know, iny people doth not consider." Thoy were more besotted than the brutes. Such was the result of the experiment Again. God said. ' What more could I have done for my vineyard' Yet, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, it brought forth wild grapes." If those circumstances were not sufficient to work a moral I regeneration in that nation, what circumstances can be expected to do so either as regards this or any other ! nation. Tho promise in the 2d Psalm was:?1"Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee. I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of tlie earth for thy possession.'' Then, again, we are ' told that the knowledge of the I.nrd shall cover the earth as the waters cover the great deep. Thoy shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith , the Lord. In the parable of the tar s. Christ said the tares should grow together with the wheat till the harvest, nud thou should the tares be separated from the ' win at and cast into the tire, while tho wheat was I gathered iuto the barn. Tho harvest was the end of the world. The lire was hell, tho tares were th wicked. The wheat were the righteous, and th bnru, was the new Jerusalem. The signs of tho present times, instead of being indicative of universal reform, were indicative of the period approaching the end of all things. These signs might he found in the condition I of the empires to which he had before referred. There was not a throne in Kuropo that was not shaken. What was the condition of Rome ' The monarrhy of that empire was no more. The monarch was in a foreign laud, his dynasly was declared to be at an end. and a republic was set up in its stead. Auother sign was that the Jewish disabilities had ceased throughout the world One of the lirst results ?f the French revolution. last year, was to confer equal privileges upon J Jews as upon other citizens; and Crlmoau, a Jew, was ! appointed Minister of Justice for the interior. Austria I and l'russia followed the example The I'ope. on the IKtli December, 1S48, decreed the freedom of the Jews. | And so of every other country, with two or three small | exceptions. Another sign was, that universal licentiousness, predicted by all the prophets, as premo! nitory of the end. Never was there a time, slnoe I the days of Noah and I.ot, when licentiousness abounded more than it did in the present day. it might be asked why they made this a distinctive topic for propagandisiu. Why not let it, I like every oilier doctrine, take care of itself T Why not, on the contrary, attend to tilings of a more practical I nature? It was just because attention was paid to , | other doctrines, and this, the most important of all, neglected, that there was the more reason for their attention to it. A Scotch clergyman being once asked I why lie did not preach on the times, as all the other clergymen were doing, his reply was, that if they were all preaching on the times, they could afford to let a poor brother preach on eternity. Moro than threefourths of tho clergy of the United States never alluded to the Second Advent, except by way of slur ; and it was tlic duty, therefore, of those who believed in it to proclaim it with the greater energy. Rev. I.. D. Msnm iii.u seconded the resolution. He said a resolution did not prove anything?it only declared tho views of those who adopted it. They had taken their stand against a grout many wlso and holy and good men. Their elaiin wus that the word of God was on their side, and the signs of the times also sustained tliem. It had been said in proof of the spiritual reign, that the gospel was now being preached iu every part of the world. True it was, but this was no proof tbut the gospel would he efficacious. On the contrary, it wus declared to be a sign of the immediate approach of < lirlst, when the gospel was proclaimed to all nations. Christ himself and his apostles, with all the aid of stupendous miracles, preached the gospel in Asia, and yet did uot succeed in effecting universal conversion there. Another argument iu favor of the universal spread of the Christian principle was that k there was now a general disposition for peace in the world, and hostility to war. Hut how fur was this assertion sustuined by facts? If they looked at their I owu couutry, thoy found it quiet, after concluding ono of the most nefarious wars that was ever waged. If they looked at Europe, they would And every nation in it making war and preparations for war upon the I grandest scale. It had been asserted, before the events of the last year scattered the assertion to the winds, that such was the desire for peace in the world, that wur was impossible. Kven before these reoent events, war cost annually ono liuudred millions of dollars. It took wore money to support one ship of the lino in the British navy, thnu all the appropriations of tho united boards of missions in this country for ouu year. Another argument alleged was, that the improvements of the steamship, the railway, and the eloctrle teloj graph, wruld exert a moral influence upon the world Tl>is he denied. On the contrary, he maintained they were calculated to corrupt. Kverybody knew that in large cities there was a greater tendency to corruption than in smaller ones. Now the telegraph would bring cities tbemsclvs together, and the result be greater bustle, deeper immersion in tho things of this world, aud greater forgetfulness of tiod. 80 far from this speculation being borne out by facts, crime had increased lu a few years in Scotland, 3,100 per cent, in Knglund and America there wa< also a great increase of crime, if they were to believe the newspapers. He believed, therefore, that the signs of the times were Indicative of the very opposite of what had been ali leged by those who opposed the doctrine of the second advent. The resolution wns then passed. I Rev. Mr. Konissos, of this city, iqorc4 tjie follow1 to#!? , Resolved?That our vIcwh of prophecy respecting , Christ's coming, are legitimate conclusions from premises long since established by the most eminent and pious expositors of most i'rotestant sects, and are in. dispensable to the unity and harmony of the word of , tiod. Wo cannot, therefore, abandon them without sacrificing our own reason and conscience, and our regard for the long line of eminent men, who have m&in; rained the truth since the apostolic age. i | No doubt the world looked upon|tliose who. believed as he did ?S a contemptible set of fanatics. Jesus Christ uinl liis apostles were rvgnrdfd in the same light in their day So was Luther, and ?o has every reformer been unpopular. So fur from the increase of scientific i knowledge being a sign of moral regeneration, it had ! been given by Daniel as a sign preceding general depravity and the coming of Christ Look at Popery: how it was spreading. Dr Moriartv had told tuem that the increase of < atholics was to be numbered by millions. Tin y spent more money ilj'on a cathedral in ( hlna. thun the Protestants of America hail dune in missions for one year. The 1 atholics were endanger!?? | the Protestant missions in the Sandwich Islands, and ; iu India they were dogging the steps of our misslon1 aries. This was ail in accordance with tho prophecy 1 in Daniel, which said the little horn would wage war against the saints till the Ancient of Days enmo. Again, f one year ago. the whole of this city whs vocal with the praise of revolutions in Kurope. To-day. re<|tiieius are being sung over the death ot liberty. Vet this was the , political liberty that was to herabi the spiritual But 1 it bad fallen back. There was one otli"r sign, and that 1 was the gn at battle of (foil Almighty that had been predict) d in most of the prophets. Tho signs of the times pointed to that consummation, and then it was that ( lirist would come as a thief iu the night. There were 300 clergymen in Knglund who preached this doctrine with all their hearts There were 23 Protestant Kpiscopal clergymen in Americ.-t. including bishops, who gave it their advocacy It was the same doctrine tor which the primitive fathers were brought to the stake. Rev. W. Himks seconded the resolution, lie said f that resolution was true, the charge against them of novelty was false. For three hundred years from the < hrlstiancra. eve n till the Council of Nice, it was the 1 octrinc of the church. The earliest Protestants held t The Waldenee* ami Alblgenses hidd it. Brightman. Wicklifl. Luther. < alvin Vl?liin?iknn " _ held it. Tlio Synod of the Reformers at Augsbui-gii fflrmcd it. After a few words from the Rot. Mr IIalx. the resolution was carried, and the Conference a<ijnnrned In the evening At H o'clock, the Her. Mr. Mimes delivered a lecture 011 Iter. 14. G, 7 lie contended that it was not the business of i hristlan* to preach the gospel in these days to the ungodly, nor to Attempt to conrert them, but to proolnitn to them the fact that Christ inn ec luiug. This they could understand and appreciate; t ut ipeculations tn theology only distracted them \\ hen uien luid time to speculate, ft was ao evidence that they were not much linen tod about important facts. The services were conclude d by prayer and a hyinn Amitveranry Exhibition of lite PuplM of the New York Institution for the HJInrf. Of all tlie assemblages at the Tabernacle during the week, none equalled in Interest the exhibition of the pupils of the "New Vork Institution for the Mind,'' which tn?k place nt four o'clock. Th spacious building was erswded to overflowing, chiefly by tho fairer portion of humanity; and we bare seldom witnessed a more charming congregation of modesty, loveliness and hi ncvolence. The stage was occupied by the officers and pupils of the institution, the latter presenting a -Ingularly interesting appearance. Arrayed in their snow-white dresses! and with their hair dressed 111 the most chaste and ele. gHnt Style, the female pupils looked the very impersonation of purity aud peace. Among thein there wore many who richly deserve to be called belle*, and the demeanor and conduct of ail was such as to command tin' deepest and most respectful admiration Nor must we omit paying an equally merited compliment to the young gentlemen, who were also distinguished by tho neatness, and indeed, elegance of their appearance. The meritorious character of this excellent institution and tho fidelity and ability of those entrusted with its management, are well known to all amongst us who take an Interest in those for whose benefit it was founded. Wo cannot is sist the pleasure of giving the names of those ladies and gentlemen who hare la C'ealiwisril en Mc JBXgMA 1'agt. A

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