Imágenes de páginas

bed themselves for the business of instruc beneficial effects have been produced altion, according to the British System, in ready, not only on the population genetbe Ceotral School ;-several of them rally, but particularly in Prisons, Work were foreigners, who have returned to houses, and Houses of Correction. The their native countries, and are there put principles of religion drawn from the Holy ting the system into practice. A large Scriptures, are thus disseminated in France, school on this plan is already established at and promise a speedy regeneration of the Brussels, another at Frankfort. The Cen nation. Schools are to be attacbed to all tral School is flourishing. An bundred the Protestant Reformed Churches, on children are constantly waiting for admis. the model of that at St. Foi, which is supsion.-Two school rooms have lately been ported by Madame Dupuy. completed, to accommodate 300 children of each sex.-A new school bas been

In Switzerland, the number of Lancas

terian Schools is constantly increasing. opened on Walworth Green, for 200 girls.

The Grand Council of the Canton of Fri. In the North East District of London, are 10,000 children unprovided for, after very

bourg bas ordered the establishment of

Scbools, on the same system in every great efforts have been made for their instruction. The Jew's school prospers.

Parish. In the vicinity of Basle, an Insti

tution has been established for training Two new schools are projected for 500

Masters to instruct the poor on an extenboys and 300 girls. A new school has been establisbed for 500 girls, uoder the

sive scale. patronage of the Duchess of Kent. These The Netherland's Society for the promoschools all propose a religious education tion of Education is patronized by the as their object. It is stated that after all Prince of Orange, and great progress has which has been done, there are 40,000 already been made in the system adopted. children in the Metropolis who are destitute of instruction.

In Russia, the British System of InstrucThe country schools are in a flourishing tion is adopted for the army, « from Si

beria to the furthest South." The Empestate. Many of the children receive cloth. ing according to the improvement they

ror has given orders for the formation of have made, and that clothing is purchased

several schools for girls of the poorest class with monies contributed from week to

-the higher classes being otherwise pro. week chiefly by the children themselves,

vided for. The Empress Dowager is or by their parents. They are thus taught beartily engaged in the good work-dethe value of small savings--to depend on

votes inost of her time to charitable purtheir own exertions—to feel the connexion

poses. between careful industry, and comfort and In Italy, the subject of education excites respectability.

unexpected interest. A Society in FloLibraries, suited to the age of children, rence takes the lead, and promotes the have been annexed to many of the formation of schools, not only through schools, with the happiest effect on the Tuscany, but other parts of Italy. A scholars, and their parents likewise. Ma. school at the Convent of St. Clare, bas re. ny of their leisure hours are rescued, by ceived 321 pupils, and encouraged by its means of them, from idleness and vice, masters, the formation of other scbools. and the baneful tendency of improper pub. Many adults become pupils. lications that might fall into ibeir bands is prevented. Books are also much used as

At Milan, two schools are established; rewards of industry and improvement.

one for 200, the other for 400 children.

Four others are forming—they are spring. In Ireland the “ Society for promoting ing up in different parts of Lombardy. the Education of the Poor" has assisted Six scbools bave been established at 161 schools the past year-patronized Naples-two at Nice. The subject is re15,754 children, and sold 217,409 volumes garded with much interest even at Rome. of cheap, moral, and instructive books. And in Sardinia, where education has A new Society has been lately formed

been most deplorably neglected, they have for the education of the poor in the North

just begun to establish Model Schools. ern Highlands of Scotland, under the pat

The Central School in Spain, is in the ronage of his Royal Highness, Prince

most flourishing condition. Some of the Leopold, and other distinguisbed charac

scholars are sons of the Grandees and of ters.

the King's Body Guards. The Committee In France, the number of schools (on

is composed of ten Grandees, and the the British system) increases with surpri.

Duke del Infantado presides. A Central sing rapidity. They are liberally aided

School for girls, is also established at and cherished by the civil authorities.

Madrid, under the care of the Marchioness On the 3d of February, 1820, the existence

of Villafranca. And another scbool on of 1,340 schools, containing 154,000 schol

the same principles is formed in the Army. ars, was reported to the Society. Of regi The Prayer Book and Homily Society mental schools, 105 were in active opera have issued 11,581 Volumes, and 34,734 lion-57 more, ready to be opened. Very Tracts the last year.

The Religious Tract Society of London, with courtesy-shewed them the Armory publish their Tracts in four series. The of the Royal Palace, and made them some first are designed for general purposes-of valuable presents. these they have published 160 numbers. The second, are particularly adapted to

The receipts of the “ Scotch Missionary the Yourg-of these 88 numbers have Society” for the year ending March 31, been publisbed. The third are intended

1820, were £3314,7s. 5d. The payments to supply the Hawkers—are printed on

£4599, 11s. Ild. leaving an excess of exbroad sheets, and ornamented with cuts.

penditure amounting to £1285, 4s. 60. Of these, there are 49 numbers. The

This state of the funds has produced an fourtb, consists of Children's Books, and

earnest appeal to the public for the incontains 33 numbers. Additions are con

crease of Auxiliary Societies, and the estabstantly making to them.

lishment of Congregational Associations. Seven important Tracts have recently

The Scotch Missionary Society prebeen published in the Chinese language at

pares its own missionaries—a source of Malacca, and most of them pretly widely

expense to which our Missionary Societies circulated. They comprise witbin smail

are not yet subjected--but to which they compass proofs and illustrations of all the

must yield uitimately, unless the Educagreai doctrines and duties of Christianity.

tion Societies are well enough supported

to prevent it. Seven young men are now Ten Tracts have been published by the under the care of the Scoich Missionary Bengal Auxiliary Tract Society—33,000 Society—and as they become fitted for copies printed in one year, and about half their work, others must take their places, of them brought into circulation.

in a course of preparation. The friends of The Religious Tract Association at Ma missions bave surely the utmost reason to dras have published three (racts in Tamul encourage every attempt to increase the and Teloogoo, of 4000 copies each. The

number of pious minisiers, as their own regular annual income of this Association favorite object of benevolence cannot be is about £100, besides occasional dona

attained unless such attempts are made and tions.

crowned with success. The Lewis Committee of the Christian

Geneva.—The Rev. C. Malan, whose Knowledge Society, proposes to sell to

persecution in this once celebrated city, any Parish within tbe District, thirty vol.

will be recollected by most of our readers, umes of books, approved by the Society, is now the regular pastor of a new church, neatly bound and lettered, for two guineas.

and bas a large increasing congregation. A bappy method of doiog good among

The word of God is accompanied with a reading people.

Divine power; every day some soul is

newly awakened, and made attentive to The above mentioned Society has dis.

the sound of the gospel. The arm of the tributed 1,405,437 Books and Tracts du

Lord is made bare-and prejudices against ring the last year. In the same term they the “ truth as it is in Jesus” are fast van. assisted in the education of 135,803 chil

. isbing. The awakenings are not confined dren as reported hy 59 District and Dio.

to any particular age, but are most frecesan Committees. As the whole number quently among the young: May it not be of these Committees is 216, if tbose of confidently believed that the city once blesthem that made no report were equally

sed with the presence, prayers, and infaithful and successful, the whole number structions of such men as Farel, Virel, and of children aided could not be far from

especially Calvin (who has born almost as 500,000. The receipts of the year, were much reproach as did Christ himself) will £50,874: 14: 9.

ere long emerge from that awful eclipse Rev. Edward Parkinson, late Rector of which has well nigh given her the chill of Great Leigh, Essex, has left to the Christ death, and shine forth in her former re. jan Knowledge Society, £20,000.

splendency, to animate and direct other

portions of the church? The English Christian Knowledge So. ciety has upwards of 14,000 members.

The Methodist Missions in Ceylon are

prosperous. Though congregations are The two New Zealand Chiefs, Sbung. small, they are increasing. Some indihee and Whykato, whom we mentioned viduals give evidence of a change of heart. some time since as on a visit to England, Several youth have discovered clearly have been seriously affected by the cli- that they know in whom they have believmate, but probably are now on their way ed. Mr. Clough states it as his settled home. Much interest was felt for them conviction, tbat more is to be accomplish. by the religious public, and many prayers ed by personal intercourse with the peo. offered in their beball-yet they give no ple in family visits, than by teaching cbilevidence of having passed from death to dren to read, and preaching both to them life.

and their parents. It is by such interHis Majesty George IV. admitted them course, he says, that the Roman Catbolics to an interview with him--received them carry all before them in some districts.


ble Society, acknowledges the receipt The Treasurer of the American of $3,529 54 in the month of April. Board of Commissioners for Foreign

The Treasurer of the United For. Missions, acknowledges the receipt of eign Mission Society acknowledges the $3,900 81, from March 21, to April receipt of $1,952 io, in the month of 20 ; beside various articles for the use

April. of different missionary establishments.

Ordinations and Installations. April 4th. The Rev. ALFRED H. May 9th. The Rev. Enoch BURT, Berts, was ordained at Brownhelm, was installed pastor of the associated Ohio, by the Presbytery of Portage, Congregational Churches of Holland and ordained pastor of the church in and South-Brimfield, Mass.-Sermon that place. Sermon by the Rev. Wil- by the Rev. Mr. Ely, of Monson, Mass. liam Hanford.


View of Public Affairs.

against the Turks, in Wallachia and The revolutionists of Naples have Moldavia. The same letter states been subdued. The exertion which that it was reported there tbat the rethey made to establish their independ. voit was to be general throughout the ence was extremely feeble. Their ar Ottoman Empire, and was expected mies have been disbanded, and some to break out on Sunday, the 11th Feb. of the principal agents in the struggle to which effect all the Greek inhabitfor a representative government, have ants of Odessa, without distinction, cafled to foreign countries, among whom pable to bear arms, have enlisted them. is General Pepe. In the possession of selves and set out for Moldavia, at the a large amount of public money he rate of from two hundred to three hunreached Barcelona. · Austrian troops, dred per day excited by a spirit of to the number of 30,000, have taken patriotism to recover their liberty. It possession of Naples. On the 24th of is reckoned that about 4000 Greeks March, the revolutionary Parliament will go from said city to join the army, was dissolved, and on the 27th, the It adds, that even some masters of King of Naples entered his capital, ships, with their crews, have abandonamidst the acclamations of his subjects. ed their vessels to go to fight. Ses.

eral shopkeepers have sent off men at TURKEY. Serious disturbances have taken

their own expense, and others sell off place in this empire, and according to

their goods at any price to join their some accounts there is a prospect that companions: in short that it is difficult the Greeks, who have so long groaned

to imagine the enthusiasm which ani. under the rod of the oppressor, will

mates the people. establish their independence. Great

Trieste, MARCA 3. obstacles however, must be surmount- Extract of a private letter in the Joured. The established government have

nal des Debats. powerful armies; and the neighbouring, The situation of our neighbors, the christian governments, it is stated, will Turks, excites the most lively attennot lend their aid to the insurgents. tion. The revolutionary movements The following extracts give some ac of Moldavia and Wallachia, happened count of the insurrection, and of the precisely at the same moment that the state of the Turkish Government. Greeks of the Isle of Candia refused

“By a letter from a merchant, dated to pay the extraordinary tribute, which at Odessa, 9th Feb. N. S. be had sus the Musilbim, or Governor of the Isle, pended some commercial operations, had ordered to be levied upon them. in consequence of news having arrived Albania is far from being tranquil; the

ere that the Greeks had revolted Torzidas, from wbich tribe tbe famous


Ali Pacha descends, shew a disposi- himself for a short time eren, against tion to maintain his Mouctas, in the the Ottoman arms, with any apparent possession of his hereditary domains. strength of adherents and of resources, The old Ali Pacha bimself, by means the insurrection will spread ; but it of his immense treasures, corrupts suc can terminate only in a useless waste cessively, the Generals who are sent to of human life. Should the Turkish besiege him. The Servians are in ne government be too weak to quell the gociation with the Porte, to demand rebellion, Austria and Russia are at the extension of the privileges that the hand, to end the struggle. late treaty between the Russians and They will not be likely to permit the Ottoman empire insured them. the establishment of an independent The Divan has granted the diminution Greek empire, and any question of proof the tribute Karatch, but not the mil tection by either of these powers, itary occupation of Belgrade. The would involve formidable difficulties as inhabitants of Bornia, though fanati- connected with the political relations cal musselmen, have quarrels with of Europe." their Pacha respecting the privileges which bis troops arrogate to them. selves ; their minds are not alien from the disuse of a sort of independence, similar to that enjoyed by the Servians. Parliament for the relief of the Catho

A bill, which was before the British To beighten their embarrassments, the intention of depriving the powerful the House of Lords by a majority of 39. Porte has imprudently announced its lics, passed the House of Commons by

a majority of 14; but was rejected in viceroy of Egypt of a moiety of his Pachalick.

Amendments to the Constitution of In such a situation, it is to be remark- Massachusetts.---The committee aped that the eternal negociation be- pointed by the late Convention to retween the Divan and the Russian Am- ceive, count, and certify the votes on bassador, relating to the fortresses of the several articles of amendment, met Poti and Bathaim, (in lower Georgia) at Boston on the 23rd inst. It appears, are not terminated. Those which had according to the statement published for their object the fixation of the lim- in the Boston papers, that nine of the its on the side of Moldavia, were con

articles of amendment proposed, are cluded some months ago, and it is not ratified and adopted by a majority of true, as was rumored, that the Rus- the people. The other five amendsian army, under the orders of Prince menis are rejected by a majority of Wittgenstein, is 100,000 strong; it votes. The following are the heads of scarcely consists of a quarter of that each article:-1. Religious worship, number, and is scarcely of sufficient rejected ; 2. Change of Election day, force for the ordinary garrison service. do.; 3. Governor's Negative, accepted;

Some Turks who have fled before 4. City Incorporations, do.; 5. Senate the Arnauts and Wallachians, have and House, rejected ; 6. Qualification arrived at the posts of the officers of of Electors, accepted ; 7. Choice of Nothe Austrian customs in the Bannat. taries, &c. do.; 8. Militia minors alAs they dread the infection of the lowed to vote for officers, do. ; 9. Replague, they were not suffered to pass moval of Judges, rejected ; 10. Harbeyond the line of their offices; where vard College rights, do.; 11. New they remain like heaps of merchan- oath of office, accepted ; 12. Old oath dize.

and test abolished, do. ; 13. IncompatP. S. It is at this moment confi- ibility of offices, do.; 14. Provision for dently said, that the insurrection in amendments, do. Wallachia and Moldavia is extending,

BALTIMORE, MAY 21. and that nearly 30,000 Greeks have Lumber Trade.-It is estimated that enrolled themselves under the banners upwards of 8,000,000 feet of lumber of Prince Ypsilanti. Some Russian have been brought to this market from officers, who have followed him, have the states of New York and Pennsylbeen deprived of their offices by the vania, down the Susquehannah river, imperial government.

during its late rise, as well as large An English ministerial paper says,

quantities of pork, four, &c. " if Prince Ypsilanticas


maintain Brazil. A revolution broke out at

Brazil, on the 10th of February. On territory from violation, propose to inthe 26th of that month, the King swore crease their army to 68,000 men. to adopt the constitution to be formed

FRANKFORT, Jan. 21.–The ci-deby the Cortez at Lisbon. He intends

vant King of Sweden, lives like a prireturning to Portugal with his family.

vate man in our city, and in the most The Islands of St. Michael's and retired manner. He has not even a Madeira have proclaimed the constitu- single domestic in his service. He tion of Lisbon. The Portuguese Con- avoids as much as possible meeting the gress has abolished the Inquisition.

famous Charles Hesse, bis adversary. The revolutionists in Piedmont have (Prince of Hesse Rotenburg) who has been subdued.

resided for some time at Frankfort,

and who also lives without any serThe Swiss Cantons to preserve their vant.


Died in this city, on Sunday morn the nierits of the Saviour for accepting, the 27th inst, Mrs. Ann H. Con- ance with him. VERSE, aged 27; wise of Sherman There were circumstances in the Converse, and daughter of Samuel situation of the deceased, which ren. Perkins, Esq. of Windham.

dered her death peculiarly affecting. Mrs. Converse possessed a vigorous A husband, parents, and numerous understanding, which had been im- friends, were involved by it, in deep proved by a good education; and affliction ; an only child, and that an she had the confidence and affection infant of a few days old, appeared to of all who enjoyed her acquaint- solicit the kind attention of a mother. ance. During the present revival of But He who seeth not as man seeth, religion in this place, she became the determined the event, and the pious subject of deep religious impressions, miod will reflect with gratitude upon which terminated, as there is every the mercy connected with the judgreason to believe, in the conversion ment. Before the deceased was visof her soul to God. She made, some ited with sickness, she was led to months since, a public profession of trust in God, and to hope in Christ; her faith in Christ, and in her daily and was at the close of life enabled, walk, evinced the power of that reli- with a hope, full of immortality, to gion, which controls the affections commend her spirit into the hands of and regulates the conduct. It pleas- her Redeemer. In view of a scene ed the Gracious Being who had thus like this, how invaluable do the conextended mercy to her, to put her solations of religion appear! In the faith to an early trial. After a short sudden death of this amiable and pibut distressing illness, she was called ous woman, the providence of God to depart this life. In full view of unites in saying “ Be ye also ready, death, she expressed a strong confi- for in such an hour as ye think not, dence in the goodness of God, and the Son of man cometh.” relied with composure and joy upon

Answers to Correspondents.

A. Z. ; and W. W. will be inserted. •
Two communications from A. B. C. have been received.

« AnteriorContinuar »