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the total receipts of the Society for the past The total number of churches and chapels of all year amounted to $6,388 71. Of this sum, sects, in Scotland, is stated by a Scotch paper $356 62 were paid to the American Bible So- to be three thousand and eighty-four, of which ciety for Bibles and tracts, and $6,032 09 to nine hundred and ninety-four belong to the the same society as a donation. The secreta-Established Church of Scotland, and two thoury's annual report was then read, from which sand and ninety are unendowed. it appears that the Society is accomplishing
The thirty-sixth anniversary of the Newmuch good in aid of the American Bible Soci
York and Brooklyn Foreign Missionary Society, ety, of which it is an auxiliary.
auxiliary to the American Board of CommisAccording to the last official statement of sioners for Foreign Missions, was held recently. the various religious confessions of the popula- The report stated that there was received by tion of Prussia, the Roman Catholics number contributions within the last year by this 6,063,186; the Protestants 9,987,277; and the society the sum of $23,000, and that the funds Mennonnites, members of the Greek Church, had gone on increasing since 1849. and Jews, 234,551; total, 16,285,014. Since
From the Journal of the Convention of the this census the population has increased to 17,000,000.
Protestant Episcopal Church in Florida, we learn In the United States there are 32 Protestant besides the bishop—Right Rev. Francis H.
that there are in the diocese ten Churches, and, to 1 Roman Catholic church. There are 4
Rutledge, D. D.-seven clergymen and one Presbyterian, 8 Baptist, and 11 Methodist
candidate for holy orders. churches, also, to 1 Roman Catholic church.
Rome, as appears from a recent census, conAt Athens, Dr. King last year sold and dis- tains a population of one hundred and seventytributed, notwithstanding the difficulties he has five thousand, divided into fifty-four parishes, had to encounter, 440,020 pages of various relig- and among them are twenty-nine bishops, one ious publications, of which 167,553 were of the thousand two hundred and eighty priests, two Holy Scriptures. He still continues his preach- thousand and ninety-two monks and members of ing service on the Sabbath without interruption. religious orders, one thousand six hundred and The new director of all the public schools of ninety-eight nuns, and tive hundred and thirtymutual instruction in Greece favors the use in seven ecclesiastical pupils. The heretics of all them of the Scriptures of the Old Testament, shades—Turks, schismatics, Protestants, and which his predecessor prohibited; the Old Test- unbelievers - amount, exclusive of Jews, to ament has already been placed in the Teachers' four hundred and twelve; and a very great Seminary at Athens.
number of them belong to the foreign embassies. Reuss, Professor of Theology in the Protestant
The catalogue of the Andover Theological Seminary at Strasburg, well known in the
Institute states the number of its present pupils learned world on the continent as a sound
as follows:-Residents, nineteen; seniors, twenscholar, has published in two volumes, octavo, ty-eight; middle class, thirty-five; juniors,
" History of Christian Theology in the Apostolic twenty-seven-total one hundred and nine, Age.” Drawing his materials exclusively from the New Testament, and viewing those materials
and nearly all graduates of colleges. Professor in the light thrown on them by an exact and department of Sacred Literature. In the three
Barrows is permanently connected with the profound acquaintance with the older dispensa- libraries of the Institution are twenty-two tion, Professor Reuss makes it the principle of
thousand volumes. his work to exhibit, severally separately, the theological views entertained by the writers
A large meeting was held in London recently, of the New Testament documents, in order that
in connection with the London Missionary Society, in what they have in common he may be led to
for the purpose of raising a fund to send several see, recognize, and set forth “the mind of missionaries and a printer to Madagascar, Christ,” which he regards as the truth of God.
where there is said to be a good opening at The Free Baptist Society of Cambridgeport, present for the promulgation of Christianity,
the reigning Prince being in favor of the Mass., Rev. Dr. Parker, pastor, contributed
missionary cause. The required sum ($25,000) $11,000 toward placing the Newton Theological
was expected soon to be raised. Institution on a permanent basis. The income of the Wesleyan Missionary Society Society, eight new auxiliaries were recognized,
At a late meeting of the American Bible for the year 1852 is now ascertained to be
one in each of the States of Illinois, Missouri, $.526,850. That for last year, not counting Mr. Marriott's legacy of $30,000, was $513,650, and two in Tennessee. Interesting letters were
Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, showing an increase on the regular income of last year, above the one preceding it, of $13,195. read from the British and Foreign Bible Society,
in regard to their Jubilee meetings. A letter At a recent meeting of the American Board from Rev. William Wood, of Bombay, asking an of Missions it was stated that since 1789 the appropriation for that mission. Another from United States have paid to the Indians in money Rev. R. G. Wilder, of Kalipur, to the same pur$35,274,877, in lands $71,041,723, making an
port, and relating a curious Hindoo tradition in aggregate of $106,000,000.
regard to the comparative holiness of the The Scotch Episcopal Church numbers seven Kalipur and Benares. Ages ago the two cities bishops, and one hundred and forty-seven clergy; being put into scales and weighed, the Kalipur six of the former and sixty-two of the latter outweighed Benares by just a single grain! being of English ordination. The churches and various grants of books were made for home, chapels are in all one hundred and forty--the and foreign countries, together with grants of schools in connection therewith eighty-three. / money for the mission at Bombay and Kalipur.
Literary Record. The Providence Conference Academy, at East At a late meeting of the London Society oj Greenwich, R. I., appears by its catalogue Antiquarians, Sir Henry Ellis communicated a to be in a high state of prosperity, under the transcript of a journal of the Earl of Sussex's management of the Rev. Robert Allyn and his journey to Vienna, in 1566, to propose the mar. able associates. It has upwards of three hun- riage of Queen Elizabeth with the Archduke dred students.
Charles. The original is mutilated in many French papers announce that M. Victor Lan- places, owing to the fire which, upward of a glois, absent on a voyage of archæological dis-century ago, destroyed a portion of the Cot
tonian collections. Camden in his “ Annals" covery in Asia Minor, has discovered the tomb of the ancient poet Aratus, at Pompeiopolis- gives the political history of this journey. The and a considerable number of Greek and Ar- journal was probably written by Sir Gilbert menian inscriptions, which are stated to be of Dethick, by whom the emperor was invested great archæological value.
with the Order of the Garter; it gives the
names of the towns and cities at which the Just above the square, and near the Greek earl and his suite rested on their journey, with church at Alexandria, there has been laid the signs of the various inns. The reception of open, very recently, the foundation of what is the embassy by the emperor and empress was believed to be the once famous Library of Alex- most courteous; its result is matter of history. andria, destroyed by the caliph Omar. The ruins dug from this spot, which consist princi
The Newbury Female Collegiate Institute, Ver. pally of bricks, are being sold for ordinary pur-mont, has issued its triennial catalogue. It is poses. Lieut. Newenham, British Admiralty under the able presidency of Rev.J. E. King, and Agent, visited the spot; and he states that he is destined to have, we doubt not, a career of saw there large quantities of calcined earth gratifying success. and blackened bricks, the effect of fire. Lieut. M. Woëpeke, (of the Academy of Inscriptions Newenham brought away with him, and has and Belles-Lettres) at Paris, has brought to now at Southampton, a drawing from a hand light a Greek manuscript of which the existsome sculptured blue granite stone, found ence was unknown to the learned. The origiamong the rubbish on this spot. The drawing nal is probably lost, but an Arabic translation, represents a winged sphere, underneath which made by Abou Othman, the Damascene, has is a figure like a baboon, in a sitting posture, just turned up in an Arabic MS. in the Imperial with uplifted hands. Below this are the figures Library. The work is a commentary on the of what are believed to be kings, over the heads ten books of the Elements of Euclid. The auof which are a quantity of hieroglyphics, seem- thor, whose name is Valens, is posterior to ingly a record of their names and titles. Ptolemy, and is perhaps the same personage,
Remarkable success has attended the intro somewhat famous as an astrologer, and known duction of a syllabic system of writing among value of the commentary consists in its copious
by the name of Vettius Valens. The special the Cree Indians of the shores of St. James's references to the best works of the great geomeBay, Canada. One such syllabarium had arisen among the Cherokees in 1824, and remains a
ter Apollonius. M. Woëpcke has made an exstriking phenomenon in the history of American
tract of all the passages of this description, and philology. Mr. Horden, an English Wesleyan purposes a conjectural restitution of the writmissionary, has already been successful in ings of this greatest, ercept Archimedes, of the teaching to read and write in the syllabic be remembered, was a native of Pergamus, in
ancient mathematicians. Apollonius, it will system. A printing-press, with a font of sylla Pamphylia, and flourished toward the year 244 bic types, has been sent out recently. The sys before Christ. tem appears equally adapted to the widelyspread tribes of the Eskimos, who fringe the The Independent Order of Odd Fellorcs conwhole circumpolar sea, from Behring's Straits to template establishing a Female Collegiate InstiLabrador.
tute, at Abingdon, Va. It is proposed to The activity of Romanism in France has erect a building to accommodate from three called forth a counter-activity on the part of
hundred to five hundred pupils. Protestants. A society (Societe de l'Histoire du An edition of the writings of Jefferson is in Protestantisme) has been founded for the purpose course of preparation by Professor Washington, of of bringing to light and publishing valuable William and Mary's College, under the superdocuments connected with the noble martyr intendence of the Library Committee of Conhistory of French Protestants. Connected with gress. In 1848 the appropriations were the society is a periodical, (Bulletin,) of which made for the purchase of Mr. Jefferson's the seventh number has appeared. In Geneva, papers from Thomas Jefferson Randolph, the too, the attacks of Romanism have combined executor of Mr. Jefferson; and for printing Protestants into a defensive phalanx. Attacked such portions of them as the joint Library in the most violent manner by the Catholic Committee of the two houses should direct. Abbe Combalot, the national Church of Geneva During the first session of the last Congress has, with the assistance of the municipal au- another appropriation of $3,000 was made to thorities, corameneed a series of lectures in de- ward the printing, which Taylor & Maury, fenge opinions which it repre- booksellers in Washington, have undertaken to
execute. It is not intended to make anything
like a complete publication of Mr. Jefferson's purchase, and five hundred and seventy-seven writings, but only of the more important por- by donation. The whole number of members tions of what has been, as well as what has not is 774. A new Library Hall is erecting for the been, already published. It is to be printed in association at a cost of $100,000, subscribed the size and style of the Hamilton papers. mainly by citizens of St. Louis, a single gentleA meeting was held at Peoria, N., for the pur
man, Henry D. Bacon, Esq., contributing the pose of taking measures to establish a Presby
sum of $20,000. terian College in that place. Success beyond A collection of specimens of book-binding, expectation attended the
Sixty from the earliest days of the art, is to be formed scholarships were obtained at $400 each, in the Louvre at Paris. M. Mottley, recently amounting to $24,000. It is believed that the deceased, has started it by bequeathing a large scholarships will be increased to seventy-five. collection which he himself had gathered.
At a late meeting of the New-York Historical The Boston Mercantile Library Association, Society, resolutions were passed tendering which was founded in 1820, has a library of thanks for presents of books, pamphlets, and a 14,000 volumes, and was never more prosperous bronze copy of the gold medal given to Henry than at present. Plans are being laid to erect Clay shortly before his death. A paper was a new edifice for the better accommodation of read by John C. Devereux, Esq., on “ William the Association, at a cost, with the land, of Penn considered as a lawgiver, a statesman, some $60,000. The building fund of $20,000, and eminently the apostle of civil and religious given by merchants some years since, has reliberty."
cently been largely increased by new donations, Of 177 ministers and licentiates connected
in which list the names of Abbott Lawrence, with the Mendon (Congregational) Association, Nathan Appleton, Samuel Appleton, William Mass., during the first century of “ts existence, Sturgis, and John P. Cushing appear, with 157 were graduates of colleges. or these 157 $1,000 against each name. graduates, fifty-three, or a little over one-third, Leopold Von Buch, the eminent geologist, and were graduates of Brown University. Dart the intimate friend of Humboldt, died recently mouth is next highest, having had 26 gradu- at the age of seventy-six. His travels have ates in the Association. Yale had 23, Harvard been very extensive, and his published works 20, Amherst 17, and several others a smaller have been of the highest value to the science number.
of geology. He stood, in the testimony of all, The Directors of the New-York Mercantile among the first men of science in his day. Library, and the Clinton Hall Association, Prof. Aytoun, of the University of Edinburgh, have agreed that the library shall be removed has been lecturing publicly in England on the to Astor-place. It is proposed to demolish the “Nature, Forms, and Development of Poetry." Astor-place Opera House and erect a suitable Mr. Charles Millward, President of the Liverlibrary building on its site. The removal will pool Literary and Dramatic Society, has also not probably be effected until January, 1854. been lecturing on the “Life and Writings of
Hood." The Legislature of Illinois have instructed their
The young Sir Robert Peel on his senators and their representatives in Congress
“ Travels on the Continent." to endeavor to procure the passage of a law by The Nero-York State Library, at Albany, is Congress donating to each of the several states said to be one of the most interesting in our public lands to the amount of $500,000, for the country. Additions are constantly being made, endowment of a system of industrial universi- and those of the past year are especially worthy ties, one in each state, to co-operate with each of note. Several valuable works from the library other and with the Smithsonian Institution, of the distinguished Dr. Jarvis, of Middletown, for the more liberal practical education of our, Conn., have been purchased. Six hundred volindustrial classes and their teachers.
umes were received from the Library of St. There is in the library belonging to the Mark's, Venice, as a present to the State, and Academy at Germantoron, Pennsylvania, the iden
make an important addition to the Italian litera
ture of the collection. Over one hundred vol. tical telescope used by General Washington at the battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777.
were also sent from the Royal and There is in the same library a copy of the Bi- National Library at Munich, in Bavaria. These ble, Geneva edition, 1610.
embrace the transactions of the Royal Society
of Bavaria, and the proceedings of other learned Hon. Jonathan Phillips has made the liberal | institutions. Presents of books have also been donation of $10,000 to the city of Boston in aid received from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, of the public library. The income of this sum and Holland. The miscellaneous library of the is to be annually appropriated for the purchase Hon. Harmanus Bleecker, amounting to three or of books; and if, from any cause, the principal four thousand volumes, has been donated, and of the fund is reduced, the income is to be will hereafter form a part of the State coladded until the original amount has been ac- lection. cumulated.
Professor Koeppen has been appointed to the The annual report of the St. Louis Mercantile chair of history, German literature, and es Library for the year 1852 represents its affairs thetics, in Marshall College, Pa. He was foras in a most prosperous condition. The aggre- merly professor in King Otho's College, at gate number of volumes now in the library is Athens; and has lectured since his arrival in 8,777, of which 1,478 have been added during this country before the Lowell Institute, Smiththe year at a cost of over $2,000—nine hun- sonian Institution, New-York Historical iety, dred and one volumes having been secured by and elsewhere.
A SOMEWHAT novel monument to Nelson has well, possessed great taste in, and knowledge recently been completed at Portsmouth, England. of the arts, and was the author of some valuable It consists of a structure of granite surmounted works on art. He possessed a choice collection by an anchor-said to be the anchor carried by of objects of art, which he has bequeathed to the the ship Victory, granted by the Admiralty for University of Gottingen. He leaves also a very this object. The memorial stands on the interesting volume, the correspondence of his Southsea Beach, on the spot from which Nelson father with Goethe; his father having married went on board for the last time to take the the original of “Charlotte” in The Sorrows command of England's fleet, and fight one of of Werther. the greatest naval battles. This tribute has been erected at the expense of Lord Frederick
A statue of Napoleon I., in bronze, is to be Fitzclarence.
executed by Lemaire, for the city of Lille.
The material of which it will be composed will The late King Louis Philippe, just before the contain the metal of the cannons taken at Revolution of February, commissioned M. Gudin, Austerlitz, which have been for years preserved the marine painter, to supply twenty-five pieces, at Lille. representing battles at sea and marine views, for the galleries at Versailles. The republican nation by Mr. Turner, have been lately hung
Two large landscapes, bequeathed to the government declined to continue the order, and such of the paintings as were executed were
up in the National Gallery at London, by the sold by auction—the sums realized being called " The Building of Carthage" and "The
side of the best specimens of Claude. They are infinitely below what the king had agreed to
Sun rising in Mist." The former is the pay for them. The present government has just revived the commission to M. Gudin for larger picture-and in point of time the last
in execution. the whole series of twenty-five paintings.
“The Sun rising in Mist,"
was exhibited at the Academy in 1817, and A mountain of marble is said to have been was bought by the artist himself, at the famous discovered in the Great Salt Lake Valley, of De Tabley sale in 1827. “ The Carthage” was almost every color, containing slabs of every exhibited at the Academy in 1815, and retained size.
by the artist, with even then a view to the Prince Albert is among the contributors of bequest, which has placed it where it now is. works of art to the New York Industrial Exhibi
A valuable discovery with regard to daguertion. The portraits of Queen Victoria, himself, reotypes has been made by Mr. S. N. Carvalho, Prince Arthur, and of the late Duke of Welling- an artist of Charleston, South Carolina. It has ton, forming the picture painted by Winter
been hitherto necessary to inclose daguerreohalter, is his contribution. The Baron
types in cases, and cover them with glass, as Marochetti has completed a colossal equestrian the least friction destroyed the work of sun statue of General Washington, which is designed and shadow. Mr. Carvalho has discovered a for the exhibition. It is worthy of the artist, perfectly transparent enamel insoluble by all and has the peculiar characteristics of his ordinary agents, a thin coating of which being style. Mr. Carew has executed a colossal spread upon a daguerreotype, it may be carried statue of the late Daniel Webster for the same about without other protection, or sent by post place. It represents the American statesman
to any part of the world. The enamel produces in the act of addressing the Senate. The ex
no perceptible effect upon the picture. pression is very vigorous, and the likeness is said by competent judges to be correct. The Mr. E. M. Ward, of London, has completed attitude and manner of the portrait are digni- | his picture of “ The Execution of Montrose," fied and simple. The State of Missouri has the first of the series in oils preparing for the appropriated $4,000 for its proper representa corridor of the new House of Communs. The tion, and Congress voted $20,000 to defray the immediate situation is that in which Montroso expenses of the Turkish steam-frigate during is about to mount the scaffold, and the execuher visit to the New-York World's Fair.
tioner is in the act of fastening Wishart's book
round his neck. Mr. Ward has availed himself The block ordered by the City Council of New-York for the Washington Monument is of
of the text which represents Montrose as harwhite marble, eight feet wide, five feet six ing gone to the scaffold in his gayest attire
a dress of scarlet and silver--as a relief to the inches high, and weighs four tons. On the
somber costumes around and the dark masses front the arms of New York, surrounded with a wreath of oak and laurel leaves, and sur
of his background. The artist has been visited mounted by an eagle, has been sculptured. It by Prince Albert in his studio at Slough more
than once during the progress of the picture, contains the following inscription :
and, on its completion, the queen exhibited her “Corporation of the city of New-York."
interest in the work by a similar visit. It was quarried at Chelsea, Mass., and cost
A very fine painting of De Soto's discovery of nearly $2,500).
the Mississippi, executed in Paris by Mr. Powell, The Cheralier Kesinor, late Hanoverian an American artist of merit, and ordered by a Minister at the Papal Court, is dead, aged committee of Congress for the rotunda at seventy-six years. He was a great favorite Washington, will soon be exhibited in Newwith the English Society in Rome. lle painted York.