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After seven years' toil, the retranslation of Elder Pratt claims for Joseph Smith, the the Holy Scriptures into the Chinese language founder of the Mormons, the honor of inwas completed early this year at Shanghai, by troducing the spiritual philosophy of the presthe Rev. Dr. Medhurst and Messrs. Stronach ent age to the modern world--and that in so and Milne, of the London Missionary Society. | doing an important vietory has been gained. The American Missionaries have another translation in progress.

The Ladies' Tract Society, Alleghany, Penn.,

reports that during the year they have disDr. Bradley of the mission to Siam has tributed thirty-six thousand five hundred tracts, recently been called to attend upon the sick one-sixth of which were German; and have and dying bed of the queen, and in his profes-circulated ten thousand five hundred American sional visits was invited " to speak of Jesus Messengers, one-seventh of which were German, Christ and tell of his power and love. Some Of these, eight thousand three hundred and five or six of the highest princes of the king fifty-one were subscribed for; showing the dom were present, as well as several of the chief desire to read them. Hundreds were given to rulers and many others of inferior rank." Roman Catholics, and thousands to families who The Methodists of Santa Cruz held a camp

care little about religion. Many persons have meeting near that place a short time since. been induced to attend places of Worship, and a A correspondent of the San Francisco Herald large number of children have been brought gives the following pleasing account of it:

into the Sabbath school. “It was numerously attended, and in point of The Winnebago County Bille Society, Wis., has talent displayed by the preachers, and decorum ob recently withdrawn from the Northern Wisconserved by the audience, might compare favorably with a meeting of a similar nature in any of the

sin Bible Society, and become auxiliary to the older States, and certainly reflected great credit on a

Parent Institution at New-York. State that has acquired, justly or unjustly, a widespread reputation for depravity and lawlessness.

The Protestants of Holland have protested A marked and agreeable feature was the number of against the reëstablishment of the Roman ladies that attended. But a very short time since Catholic hierarchy in that country, which the we were almost entirely destitute of female society: now we have quite a number of ladies, whose brighi pope has decided to do. Strong remonstrances eres and modest deportment might well attract at

have been made to the pope, and the Dutch tention in the aristocratic circles of the Eastern ambassador has been withdrawn from Rome. States, and who are looked upon here as flowers in a The recent ministers have resigned, and a new barren waste-dearer from their scarcity, and for the cheering, beautifving influence they exert on the

ministry has been formed, strongly Protestant. otherwise sterile heart of inan.'

At the recent annual meeting of the Baptist Throughout our Pacific possessions, the Home Missionary Society, an Indian was ordained Methodists appear to be dayly gaining ground. to the work of the ministry, who walked six A camp-meeting was held at Mormon Island

hundred miles in snow-shoes, with his wife and on the third of June, and another in the Santa child, in order to attend the meeting. Clara Valley on the same day. At Bodega, on the third of July, another meeting was holden.

There are eight distinct branches of PresbyThis speaks well for the future.

terians in the United States : the Old School, the

New School, the Associate, the Associate ReGreat excitement had been experienced by formed, the Reformed Presbyterian, the Reformthe arrival at Port au Prince of his lordshiped Dutch, the German Reformed, and the CumVincent Spaccapietra, Bishop of Arcadcopoles, berland. These all hold to a common form of and Apostolic Delegate from His Holiness Pope Church government, to the parity of ministers, Pius IX. to the Court of Faustin the First. and to the order of "ruling elders;"' but wide He was received with the most imposing de differences exist among them in relation to monstrations. On entering the city he was theological doctrines. They are very unequal met by a religious procession, numbering some in point of numbers and influence: the first three or four thousand, by which he was escorted two mentioned, embrace together not less than to the Catholic Church, where he was met by three thousand seven hundred ordained ministhe Vicar-General in full canonicals. A few ters, five thousand churches, about three hundays after, he had an audience with the dred and seventy-five thousand communicants, emperor, who received him, seated on his throne; and one million five hundred thousand memwhen he made an address, in which he pro-bers of congregation; and they have no less nounced Faustin to be the " Napoleon of the than ten theological seminaries, and double the Antilles," &c. Surely we live in strange number of colleges. The other branches are times.

prosperous and influential, though smaller ; J. de Pressensè states, in a letter to London, and contain, it is believed, not less than three that on an average each colporteur in France hundred thousand communicants. disposes of one hundred copies of the Scriptures In Amherst College, during the last thirty

years, there have been nine powerful revivals, A remarkable change is said to be in progress occurring at intervals of from one to four years, among the Jercs. Rabbinism is rapidly losing and numbering from thirty to fifty-five conits influence over them, and multitudes are

verts each. No year has passed without its throwing aside the Mishna and the Talmud, individual conversions, and the aggregate has, and turning to the study of Moses and the probably, been not less than three hundred. prophets. There is a great demand for copies Upward of one hundred of these have, probaof the Old Testament among the Jews in Lon- bly, entered the ministry. don. Their attention is also extensively turned The Jews of Leipsic have obtained permission to the subject of their restoration to Palestine. to build a synagogue in that city.

per month,

Art Intelligence.

AT & recent sale in London of the Spanish col- | Queen of England, shortly to be erected in lection of pictures owned by the late Louis Glasgow, which, from its artistic beauty and Philippe, ex-King of the French, many of the finish, commands universal admiration. works brought the highest prices. The portrait, by Velasquez, of the Minister of Olivarez,

The paintings on glass, which are to be placed was sold for $1,550. A portrait of Philip IV., in St. Peter's Chapel, Cambridge, England, as of Spain, also said to be by Velasquez, copied

memorials of the late Professor Smyth, have from the celebrated original of the Madrid

just been finished at Munich, and are said to Museum, in the third or vague manner of the

be masterpieces in the art of glass-painting. painter, sold for $1,250. The finest Murillo in

They are seven feet broad and thirteen feet the collection was the much-injured canvass

high, and represent the birth and resurrection which once represented, in all the splendor of

of Christ, after the picture of Claudius Schrencolor and expression, “St. Joseph and the In

dolph. fant Christ;" but damaged as it was, it sold for

A committee had undertaken to have Baron $2,200. The“ Conception," in life size, though Marochetti's colossal statue of Richard Ceur de deprived in many places of its glazings, brought Lion, executed in bronze, to be erected in the sum of $4,050. It is a composition in the London as a memorial of the World's Fair of second manner of Murillo. A smaller “Con 1851. ception" by Murillo, in which the characteris

The sculptor Jean Jacques Pradier, of Geneva, tics of the master were also distinguishable, is dead. He is remarkable as being, perhaps, was knocked down for $1,350. The " * Virgin

the only native of a mountainous country who and Child” brought $7,750. Another “St. Jo

ever attained eminence as a sculptor. His seph and Infant Christ,” though not a favorable

works are chiefly in France. specimen of the master, brought $1,500. A picture of “Jesus and St. John" on the banks The second edition of the Crystal Palace, at of Jordan, brought $3,300. The “Concep- Sydenham, England, which is to be opened to tion,” by Murillo, sold in Paris last year, brought visitors in May next, is nearly three thousand over $100,000. It was purchased by the French

feet in length. The history of art may be learned government in the face of a strong competition. in a very complete manner from the chronological

arrangement that has been adopted with referM. Charles Kioss, one of the most accomplish-ence to ancient sculpture and architecture. ed organists in Germany, died suddenly at Thus, for instance, the spectator will commence Rige, during a concert which he gave at St. with Egypt, finding himself in the midst of a Peter's Church, at the moment when he was palace like Luxor, with its lotus pillars, lily. seating himself at the organ to execute a fan-shaped capitals, &c., and will be able to contasia composed expressly for the occasion. M. template Memnon and the enormous specimens Kloss was a native of Berlin, and in his sixty-of Egyptian sculpture; after which he can visit

the palaces and marbles of Nineveh—thence Louis Napolcon has contributed two thou- passing into the classical times of Greece, sand francs toward the erection at Weimar of

which will be admirably illustrated by a model & monument in honor of Schiller, Göthe, and

of the Parthenon, and an admirable collection Wieland. It is a curious fact, that the author

of casts from all the extant marbles of the unof “The Robbers,” and “Don Carlos," and equaled models of Greece. Thence, again, he “ William Tell,” is a favorite writer

with Louis may pass into the arched courts of the AuNapoleon.

gustan age of Rome, wander through halls of

the Byzantine era, examine the gothic archiThe Dublin Drhibition in fine arts appears to tecture of all ages and countries, change the have excelled its London predecessor. Sir scene once more for the magic halls of the Thomas Lawrence is represented by his great Alhambra--the Court of Embassadors, &c.; portrait of Kemble as “Coriolanus." Hogarth and come finally to our own times, so beautiby that extraordinary work, “ The Gates of fully illustrated by the works of Canova, ThorCalais," so full of tragic force; and “The Last walsden, Schwanthaler, and several other disStake," one in the series of “The Harlot's tinguished artists. Progress.” At the end of the hall hangs Danby's sublime painting of “The Deluge,” with Murillo, lately published at Madrid, we perceive

From the will of the great Spanish painter, its terrible but rather painful details of

that his pictures, which now sell for twenty, execution. There are three or four Mulready's “ The Wolf and the Lamb" included, dollars, were originally painted at prices vary

thirty, fifty, and even a hundred thousand some of them contributed by the queen, and all ing from thirty dollars to a hundred and fifty. displaying that mastery of details and refinement of execution for which he is distinguished. Murray, of London, has issued, in a magnifiMaclise's "Weird Sisters" forms a splendid fea cent volume, seventy lithographed drawings of ture of the collection. To enumerate the works the bass-reliefs and other Monuments of Ninouch, of the different distinguished artists repre- which have been the result of Mr. Layard's sented would occupy more space than we can second expedition to the buried city. The obpossibly devote to them. Since writing the jects are on the scale of an inch and a half or above, we learn that Baron Marochetti has sent two inches to the foot, and are not mere outto the same exhibition a bronze statue of the lines, like those of the first expedition.

second year.

Scientific Vtems.

At a soirée given by Lord Rosse, a short time' Professor M'Coy, whose valuable services, unsince, a large number of beautifully-executed der Professor Sedgwick, in arranging and dedrawings of nebulæ, observed by the gigantic scribing the Woodwardian fossils, are well telescope at Parsonstown Castle, Ireland, were known to geologists, has been elected an Honexhibited. Some of these are of a most singu: orary Fellow of the Philosophical Society of lar character; and it is worthy of remark, that Cambridge. the speculum has been so much improved as to

The Memphis (Ala.) Inquirer contains a comhave enabled Lord Rosse to resolve many nebu

munication from Dr. Land, who says " his claim læe, which had, when it was less perfect, re

to the invention of the atmospheric telegraph sisted all attempts at definition.

is antecedent to either Richardson or Siebert." Dr. Gardner, a gentleman well known to the Dr. Land also states that he is “engaged in scientific world, recommends the coffee leaf as arranging a systematic theorem, and in drafting a substitute for the berry; and that, to render a sketch of a line of communication, by which the commodity marketable for consumption, it the sound of words may be delivered in remote should be subjected to the same kind of manip- cities, in less time than it would take to write ulation as tea undergoes. The leaf, and even them." the twigs, have, in a minor degree, the same

The Piedmontese Gazette publishes the law orstimulating and exhilarating property as the dering the construction of four electro-teleberry, and they have been in habitual use by graphic lines: namely, one from Genoa to the the natives of Sumatra, and other parts of the

Modanese frontier, by Chiavari, Spezia, aud Archipelago, who find the leaf, especially when Sarzana ; another from Chambery to the fronroasted, to make a wholesome and exhilarating tier of Genoa, by Aix and Annecy; a third Leverage.

from Novara to the frontier of Switzerland, near Dr. Vogel and his companions, who started Brissago, by Pellauza and Intra; and lastly, from England some time ago, have arrived at from Genoa to the French frontier, by Savona, Tripoli, where they commenced their series of Oneglia, St. Remo, and Nice. astronomical observations. The doctor expect

Mr. Lassell, of Liverpool, has transported his ed to be ready to leave that place for the in

wonderful telescope (having twenty focal feet) terior about the middle of June, and will have

to Malta, and under the beautiful sky of this the good fortune to travel with a near relative

island he has found incomparable advantages of the Sultau of Bornu, whom he happened to mect at Tripoli. The route chosen will be the study he has been for some years occupied,

for observing his favorite planets, with whose most direct and shortest, ria Murzuk and Bil namely, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Mr. ina, and Dr. Vogel hopes to reach the borders Lassell has seen the first and second satellites of Lake Tsad within a few months,

of Saturn very distinctly. On the body of A pedomotire carriage is being exhibited at Saturn itself he has been able to observe two Hungerford market, England. It is constructed

red-colored bands and three of a neutral or for two persons, and consists of a single wheel, greenish-blue color. He has found also the with a seat on either side. Owing to the small two new satellites of Uranus. amount of friction, and the mode of suspending M. Forth Rouen, French Minister at Athens, weights, a great speed is obtained ; indeed, the has transmitted to the Minister of War a deinventor states that sixteen miles an hour may tailed report on the cultivation of herbaceous be attained with ease.

cotton in Greece, where, since its introduction, The works for the perforation of the Tuscan it has acquired considerable development. It A pennines, for the railway of central Italy, results from the fact announced in the report, have been commenced. This, when completed. that herbaceous cotton may be introduced with will be one of the longest tunnels in the world. great prospect of success in Algeria. The gold dust found in Coromandel Harbor,

M. Maillefert and Chptain Raaslof recently New-Zealand, is said to consist of Alaky gold, of renewed operations against the famous “ Pot a pale lemon color, largely intermixed with Rock,” at Hell Gate, by the direction of

govauriferous quartz, the separation having been

ernment, and under the superintendence of effected only by washing in the simplest man

Brevet Major D. Fraser, U. S. A.; and the reNo very accurate assay has been obtained,

sults are as gratifying as before. As soon as but it is found to be free from any alloy, ex

Pot Rock has been reduced, M. Maillefert will cept silver, of which it contains a portion. The proceed to New-Haven harbor, and commence quartz is stated to be highly auriferous, and

similar operations against Middle Rock. from its great friability, may be separated by The superintendency of the “ Nautical Alcrushing, with great facility.

manac," long so ably executed by Lieut. StratThere is an ancient doctrine in process of re

ford, has been offered to and accepted by the vival in England. The early Hindoo philoso

star-finder, Mr. Hind. phers held that light was a material substance, Mr. John Taylor, at the end of Tyne Bridge, and now there are speculations and deductions England, has got a whole mile, more or less, of put forward by a Cambridge philosopher, based tube, without a single joint, made from gutta on the assumption of light being a viscous percha. Such a pipe was never, in any former fluid.

age, produced of any material whatever.

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THE

HE places where our fathers were religion of Christ. We cannot too greatly

accustomed to worship have a hold on honor their memories, or too carefully our affections, that time and splendid preserve the records of their early efforts. edifices cannot entirely alienate. Our Not long since I had the pleasure of visitthoughts go back and hover with a genu- ing the spot on which stands the first ine tenderness about these rude and un- Methodist meeting-house built in the State adorned structures; we even sigh for the of Ohio. The occasion was of such interchildlike faith and simple worship which est to me, that I brought away a sketch of was at once their charm and consecration. the old house in its ruins, and have proThey are rapidly crumbling under the cured some historical items, in connection stern pressure of time, and will soon en with it, that may be of some interest. tirely disappear; but the souls that were The old church is situated on a beautiful born and nurtured within their walls have knoll, rising from a branch of Scioto left an impress upon the present genera- Brush Creek, in Adams county, and is tion that will not soon be effaced. We about fourteen miles from the city of are apt to forget the obligations we are Portsmouth. It is within the bounds of under to the past, and in the rapid strides what is now known as Dunbarton mission, of our growth and advancement, think but Ohio Annual Conference, which mission little of the purity and constancy of our forms a small part of the original Scioto fathers, or the sacrifices they made for the circuit. The building was twenty-four

Vol. III, No. 3.-P

feet square, with a very small door or ten o'clock, and Smith followed with a window on each side, and was built of farewell sermon—“Comfort ye, comfort “scored" logs. As will be seen from the ye, my people, saith your God." engraving, it is now in a very dilapidated The house was used about twenty years, condition, several of the ground logs hav- and the last service held in it was a “twoing rotted off, and the roof fallen in. The days' meeting," conducted by Jas. Quinn space inclosed about it was used as a and Robert O. Spencer, in the spring of burying-ground, and here sleep fathers 1824, they being at that time the circuit and mothers in Israel, who have long since preachers. It is now contemplated to erect passed to their reward.

a new house of worship some time within The first itinerant Methodist preacher the present year upon the same spot. who visited this region was Henry Smith, With more than ordinary emotion I still living, an honored member of the stood within those walls that had listened Baltimore Conference, and to whom I am to the holy eloquence of M'Kendree, indebted for most of the information con- Burke, Quinn, David Young, Collins, and tained in this article. He crossed over Sale. Here, also, Bascom, Cartwright, from Kentucky into Ohio, then called the and others, now well known in the Church, North-Western Territory, in September, made their early efforts. Most of those 1799. He at once proceeded to organize who preached in it have passed from the members into societies, forming Scioto earth, and those that remain will soon be circuit, which included a territory now gone; but their labors have not been in contained in some twenty circuits belong- vain. The superstructure their sons in ing to the Portsmouth, Chillicothe, Hills-the gospel have built upon the foundations borough, and Xenia districts, of the Ohio they laid in Christ has risen in magnificent and Cincinnati conferences.

proportions, and the best of all is, “God is In his published “Recollections” he with us." says, under date of October 1st, 1799 : Many there are who can say: “To us

there are holy associations connected with “I rode over to brother Moore's, on Scioto Brush Creek, where I found a considerable this spot. Here our fathers heard the society already organized by brother Moore. word of life. Here they were feasted on In this place I had some success, and the soci. heavenly food. Here, in infancy, they ety so increased that no private house could consecrated us to God; and here they hold the congregation."

wept over our waywardness, and prayed The proposition to build a meeting- for us until our hearts were broken. We house was broached in August, 1800 ; would fain preserve the ancient temple. but, owing to a want of unanimity on the We would love to see it standing beside part of the society, it was not commenced the new edifice, a monument of by-gone until the following summer. The first days. We would rejoice to point our services in this house were on the oc children to the place where our fathers casion of a quarterly-meeting, held on worshiped, and where we were led in the Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and way to heaven; but time, which carried 30th, 1801. “ Father” Smith being un away our sires, is also doing its work well, he procured the assistance of Benja- with the house which they built to the min Lakin, of blessed memory, who was honor of Jehovah, and its dust will soon at that time on Limestone circuit, in be mingling with theirs." To such it will Kentucky. He preached the first sermon, be, indeed, a pleasing thought, that the on Saturday morning, from Eccl. vii, 20— spot is the same, though adorned by a new “ There is not a just man on earth that edifice. In more senses than one it may doeth good, and sinneth not.” At night be hoped, “the glory of this latter house " Father" Smith preached with such power shall be greater than of the former." that the shout of joy, common in the wilderness in those days, was heard, mingled What Is Logic?—Logic is a large drawer, with cries of repentance, and one person containing some useful instruments, and made a profession of religion. On Sun- many more that are superfluous. But a wise day morning, at nine o'clock the presence man will look into it for two purposes-to of God was felt in the sacramental service.avail himself of those that are useful, and Lakin preached from “What shall the end to admire the ingenuity with which those be of them that obey not the gospel ?" at that are not so are assorted and arranged.

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