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other interesting epochs of the late war in this place. A narrative of the sieges of the Acropolis, now by the Greeks and now by the Turks, would offer a large fund of interesting scenes and characters, sufficient alone to fill volumes.

Thus it is that the traveller in Greece at the present day finds himself surrounded by things which may almost lead him to doubt the sufferings which the people endured only a few years ago. Luxuriant harvests wave on the spots which but a short time since were stained with blood and peace, prosperity and happiness prevail where was nothing but desolation, or sights and sounds of Wo. The marks of those times may seem fewer than might have been expected; but now and then something presented itself to remind me of them.

Striking Facts and Remarks from the Anni

versary Reports. The Anniversary Week in New York was peculiarly interesting this year.

American Seamen's Friend Society. The 17th Anniversary was held in the Tabernacle on Monday, Capt. Richardson in the chair.

Captain Hudson, of the U.S. N. was cheered to learn from the report tbat the Great Author of Nature had affixed his seal to the exertions of this Society. Some apparently insignificant cause or event, on distant seas, a book, a tract, an exhortation, bas led the trembling sailor to the cross of Christ. Twenty years ago what was well nigh universally the condition of seamen? Drunkards, prolane swearers, Sabbath breakers. 17,000 seamen now are members of the Ma. rine Temperance Society of New York.

Mr. J. G. Clark, a sailor, related his own personal bistory in a speech of great interest and most natural and winning eloquence, which both delighted and atlecied the audience. I am, said Mr. Clark, a native of Mas. sachusetts. My parents were both pious, and I enjoyed, in my childhood the benefit of their good example and Christian instruction, and listened to Their prayers. At eighteen, tempied by a wayward imagination, I forsook all the advantages of home for the ever-varving, precarious and perilous life of a sailor. I have experienced almost all the hardships and dangers of the sea, was in the Exploring Expedition under that brave and generous oflicer, Captain Hudson, (who has just addressed you,) and at one time or shore, at one of the islands in the Pacific, with two officers, the savages, wprovoked fell upon us, slew my two companions, and left me pierced with spears and bruised by their war clubs, covered with wounds for dead. But God raised me up and made me deeply sensible of the duty of devoting my spared life to his service. I began to regard myself as a living represen. tative of the holy religion of Christ, and that I could not remain inactive, but must labor tos

inake kuown to my shipmates and others the value of the faith I professed. Mr. Clark gave several intensely interesting facts in his subsequent history, spoke of the conversion of many seamen with whom he had sailed, and turning to the sailors present, urged them to efforts for their own improvement, with a manly and true hearted earnestness and eloquence. In conclusion, he observed that he could never forget an admonition given to him by his father, in view of the possibillity that he might be called to speak in public, (borrowed from a grisi-mill,) to “ shut the gate when the corn was out,"--and of course, said he, I have done.

N. Y. Sunday School Union.--The report contained ihe following just tribute to the memory of the late Rev. Dr. Milnor.

“ He has now gone far above the praises and beyond the rebuke of men. He was a Christiau gentleman of enlarged views and of a liberal spirit-a pattern worthy of all imi. ? tation.

" For all which belongs to Christian couri tesy, united with the love of the truth and zeal for the interests of piety, he had few equals and no superiors. For a series of vears, he presided over this institution with ihat patriarchal dignity and simplicity which secured the love and confidence of Christians of all denominations. His was in deed and in truth a catholic spirit. He loved and ac. knowledged all of every name to be members of the Church, who possessed the spirit and bore the image of their Lord and Master-and it affords us a melancholy pleasure to pay this feeble tribute to his memory.”.

Rev. Mr. Dowling, spoke of the grand necessity of teaching Bible truth, and the adapt. ation of the Sabbaih school enterprise to preserve the young from antichristian error. The policy of Rome is to shut out the Bible. It is written in the laws of her church. She fet. ters the press by council enactments, and strains every nerve to keep the light from her people. When Wickeliffe first translated the New Testament, a Romislı opponent said that Christ gave the truth to the clergy and doctors, but now it is given to the laily and even the women! In our day we have seen unblushing efforts to banish the Bible from the day school, and where shall they go but to the Sabbath school for the instruction they need. And the present Pope has issued his Bull against attempts to popularize the Bible by S spreading it among the people. The same Bull pretends that the Roman church seeks to instruct the people, but it must be through a doctor set to interpret the Scriptures.

If I hear of a man that don't want the Bible circulated, I think of the king who did not want the prophet because he prophesied no good of hini. Depend upon it, if any denomination opposes the circulation of the Bible, it is because the Bible is opposed to them.

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I could be done for her. Her friends were a class meeting, and so I did for the first time ?

told that there was no hope. And as shes in my life, and a precious season we had till could not hear, a tap was given to her hand after midnight. That night I slept on a bear. to signify “No;" she burst into a food of skin with my saddlebags for a pillow, and

waking up after sunrise the next morning, face again ; or upon the sweet page of the there was the table loaded with good things word of God?" But one of her friends took which the people had sent in for my breakthe Bible and placed it upon her breast. It fast. I rose and went on my way rejoicing. was a touching act, and it reached her heart. That was only eight years ago, and now She broke out in the language of joy and there is a church on that very spot. Such is praise, reprating the precious pronuises she the blessing of God, on our labors. Go on, had learned in the Sabbath school. Her hearts then, in this blessed work and may God rewas comforied, and she found joy in God. ward you yet more abundanıly. A little boy lost his sighi afier he had

Foreign Evangelical Society. This Soci. learned to read, and he so mourned for the ety celebrated its sixth anniversary on Tues. word of God, that his father procured for him day evening, at the Rev. Dr. Hutton's church, the Bible in several large volumes in raised on Washington Square, Hon. Theodore Frelellers. He was delighted with his treasure, linghuysen presiding. and used often to go with them by himself. The receipts are several thousand dollars His mother once looked in upon him silently, more than in any former year. and saw him at prayer over his volumes.

To the papal States, France and Belgium, He then took each one and kissed it. Such the Committee have appropriated more than was his love for the bible. Now what would 50,000 francs, of which 42,000 were remitted indidelity do? Why it would snatch those to the Corresponding Committee at Geneva, precious promises from the memory of that who were requested to apply it towards the blind girl. It would tear those Bibles from salaries of 50 colporteurs, to aid seven young the closet of that blind boy. 0, it is cheerless, men who are in the theological school at Gecold, and cruel! Now to save the children neva, and in such other ways, in France, Italy, of our country from the wiles of the infidel, and Belgium, as they might judge most pruwe must teach them the Bible. Men often dent and efficacious, &c. &c. become infidels by not reading the Bible, and As to Canada, the good work is making they hate and oppose it because they do not very satisfactory progress, both in connection know what it is.

with the Swiss mission and the Canada misRev. Mr. Childlaw, of Ohio, a Welchman, sion. Reference was made to the report for was then introduced. My countrymen are details. The Society hope early to be able monuments of the benefits of Sabbath school to do something for the Spanish race on this instruction. The minister of my native town, continent. A converted Spanish monk is now Rey. Mr. Charles, was the first to establish in our midst, willing and anxious to do someibein there, and the people flocked by thou thing to advance the cause among them. He sunds to learn to read. They had noi books is now engaged in preparing Tracts in the. enough, and that want gave rise to the Bri Spanish language, three of which he has al. tish and Foreign Pible Society, that is now ready completed, and in translating Prof. fooding the world with lighi. Mr. Charles Merle D'Aubigué's History of the Reformawent io London and plead for them and tion. The recent revolutions in Spain have waked up Mr Hughes, and he said if such done much to open the eyes of the people to were the wants of Wales, what must be the the exhorbitant claims of Rome; and the inwaois of the world. That was the germ of fluence exerted thence, it is believed, will be Thai noble Institution.

felt in South America. Once I was travelling in the Wilds of the Rev. Mr. Wilkes, of Montreal, then made Wesi, as a Sunday School Missionary, and some statements concerning the condition of Overtaken by the night, I stopped at a little the people in Canada. Lower Canada, the cibin and asked for lodging. The good wo portion of the province of which he wished

man said she had scarcely any thing for me io speak, he said, was discovered and settled E'' kat, but she would do her best. So she by the French, twenty or thirty years before - spread her table, and as I sat down, I asked the first settlement was made in New Eng. ? a blessing. She stepped up to me, and asked land ; and yet if any intelligent traveller were

if I was a Methodist Minister. I told her to pass from New England into Canada, which "no, but I was a minisier.” “Well, won't has a soil quite equal, a climate very little You give us a sermon ?" “ Certainly, if there inferior, and other natural advantages pot far are people to hear.” She took down a long behind those of New England, and to compare hom, and going to the door she blew blast the condition of the inhabitants of the two afier blast that rung through the woods, and adjacent sections, he would stand astonished, presently the people began to come. “Run and ask how it came to pass that more than home," said she, “and get your wives, I've Iwo centuries bad passed away since Lower i got a minister here, and we are going to have Canada was seliled, and it still remained in : . a non." so atier a while some 18 or 20 jis present degraded and wretclied position.

i popl. qui torcher and I piebied othem. Not one man in ten can read; not one in fifty į sud after preaching, they asked me to hold { can write; and though more women than

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men can read, still not one woman in twenty of the French Canadians can read. Agricul. ture is in a most wretched condition. The people are starving on a soil which the inhabitants of Vermont have often envied them. How is this? Indeed, I know no other cause than that Popery had reigned there from the first settlement of the country until now.

No system was ever more richly endowed, Į so far as lands and money are concerned, than

Popery in Canada. No colony of France ever ' received into its bosom a larger proportion of

the ancient nobility of France, than Canada ; but to what avail ?

Ameriean Tract Society.--The 20th Anniversary was celebrated in the Tabernacle on Wednesday morning; the President, Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen was in the chair.

Sixty-eight new publications have been stereotyped during the year. The Society have now published in all 1,176 publications besides 2,007 approved for circulation abroad.

Circulated during the year 373,757 volumes, 5,626,610 publications, 152,727,239 pages, being an increase of 61,255,773 pages over the preceding year, and making the whole number of pages circulated in iwenty years 1,544,053,790.

One hundred and forty-three colporteurs, volume agents and superintendents of colportage have been engaged in the service of the Society during the whole or a part of the year, in twenty-four Siates and Territo. ries, (including Texas,) and exclusive of those in the service of the Socieiy at Boston and other auxiliaries; of whom one hundred and three are still employed. The iotal number of families visited exceeds 153,000, with most of whom the colporteurs have had personal religious conversation or prayer; not far from 47,000 families, who were destitute of all religious bocks except the Bible, were each supplied with a book gratuitously, and several thousands with the Bible or Testament by sale or gift. The total circulation of volumes exceeds 374,000, including 24,000 seis of D'Aubigne's History of the Reformation.

The destitution of the country is illustrated by statements from the correspondence of colporteu s, missionaries, &c.

1. In respect to religious books and Bibles -not far from one third of the families being destitute of all religious books, the Bible excepted, and from one-sixth to one-eighih of the population visited not having the inspired volume:

2. In respect 10 a preached gospel-lhe av. erage attendance on evangelical preaching in the districts visited, not exceeding about onehalf the population : &c.

Colporiage, in its practical application 10 these various classes, is discussed and illus. trated by instructive facts.

Rev. Nehemiah Adams, Boston, said: The intelligent reading of a useful book is an important event in any man's life. How many ministers care from such reading a change,

and an important one, in their pastoral care. It gives direction to thought and action for a long time to come. Now literary men can go into a store and buy for themselves; but there are multitudes who want to be furnished with approved books, the first in our language, and they make an impression never to be effaced.

I have looked at the subject of colporteurs, and the fears which, as a pastor, I once entertained about their influence have passed away. He illustrated the subject of Christian activity by the vain attempt to dam up and smother a spring, when it would find charnels and flow forth. It was impossible to repress the burning desire of Christians to labor, and it was better to guide them wisely and find something for them to do.

Mr. Adams then called attention to the chair in which Elizabeth Waldridge, the Dairyman's Daughter, had sat while she was sick; and remarked that so long as the Society published books for such people as sit in such chairs, they would have a hold upon the hearts of the church.

Dr. Kane, Agent of the American Bible Som ciety in the South West, spoke in testimony to the faithfulness and self-denying labor of the Colporteurs of this Society on the Western walers and in New Orleans. I heard two of them, one a bachelor and the other married. The latter was exhorting the other to get married as it was so much cheaper. This vest said he cost me ten cents to get the stuff, and nothing for the making, for my wife made it. And by such economy as this, they manage to get along. Dr. K. related some touching incidents to show the value of their labors in the city of New Orleans.

Rev. Baron Stowe, of the Baptist Church, Boston, said: On the continent of Europe I saw in a cemetery a tomb with the door ajar, and a hand stretched out of it holding a lamp, signifying that the tenant of the tomb still enlighiens the world. So Luther and others will give light to the nations till the end of time.

When the devil fought with Luther at Wittemberg, he little thought what power was in the inkstand the Reformer hurled at him. But he has felt it since. These public casions are written by men of prayer, adopted, printed, packed, sent out, distributed with prayer! He told of a dying Karen who asked for a tract that had fallen in his way; he had never seen a missionary, but the tract had found its way to him and he had read it. He took it now from his friend and selecting one word, he laid that word upon his lips and expired. The word was the name

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have been able to seize, with nothing to look upon but a vast extent of unmelting snows, and his subsistence and that of his family for the day, depending on the appearance of a seal at the hole he has cut in the frozen pavement before him, and his skill in capturing or killing it. Think of his dwellinghow far from possessing the luxuries and even the comforts of our own ! At best, it is but a hut of the smallest size and poorest construction, often formed wholly of blocks of ice, cemented together with water, frozen by the unintermitting cold, lighted with rude lamps of fish oil, and accessible only by creeping on all fours, through a narrow tunnel in a snow drift! Yet even there, our traveller tells us, the poor man and his little family are threatened by the white bear, which approaches to devour the inmates.

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An Esquimau watching a Seal Hole.

Few travellers have had so dreary a re3 gion to describe as Captain Lyon, and yet

few books contain as much amusing matter as his. On the northern exploring expedition which he commanded, a few years ago, in search of a northwest passage into the Pacific ocean, he was brought into a more prolonged intercouse with the arctic Esquimaux than he desired; but, like a humane and sensible man, he made a good use of the opportunity, to make observations and inquiries, of which his readers enjoy the advan

tages. 3 And truly it is worth while occasionally

to turn to a race like the Esquimaux, so shut out from most of the blessings which we most highly prize, that we may contrast our condition with theirs. We may feel rather more disposed to be grateful for our own privileges, more deeply realize our obligations, and better perform our duties.

What opportunities or inducements to intellectual advancement, or social improvement can a human being be expected to find, in circumstances like those of an Esquimau? See him seated under the mock shelter of a wall made of cakes of ice, on a surface of the same, wrapped, like a mummy, in the intricate coverings he or his ancestors have torn from the few furred animals they

An Esquimau on snowshoes spearing a Seal.

We have here another of that puny race, boldly venturing from the shore on snowshoes, to throw his spear into a sleeping seal; and the dreary scene around him contrasts as strongly with our southern landscapes.

Necessity trains the Esquimaux to great boldness and hardihood. Even the women sometimes venture from home, on the surface of the chilly waters, when they happen to be free enough from ice to allow their light canoes to float; and, with great skill and presence of mind, they pass from point to point, or island to island, of the desolate coasts which they inhabit. The men, however, perform the chief part of the active, out-door duties; are often compelled to expose themselves not only to the storms which sweep with relentles fury over the waste w

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THE DEER MOUSE. Probably few of our readers are familiar sive and ridiculous aspects, one or the other of with this beautiful little animal, and few of which is usually connected with such of the them will easily credit the assertion, that it irrational animals as assume anything of the is a native of the U. Stales, even as far Norih human attitude. It is in all respects one of as some parts of New England. It is a di the most diminutive and pleasing of the quadminutive, but most graceful species of the rupeds; and perhaps this notice, with the Jerboa; and so timid, so very small and so aid of a drawing, may direct the attention of exceedingly active, that it seldom allows it some of our readers to it, and lead to the disself to be seen. When it has unwarily ex covery of its haunts, within the compass of posed itself to observation, its motions are their rural walks. so uncommonly quick, and the means of concealment usually so near at hand, that it com

Baptism of Bells at Tours. monly disappears before its form can be well A Roman Catholic journal, the Courrier distinguished ; and it has been often mis ď Indre et Loire, of the 24th of December, taken for some other animal. We recollect

gives a remarkable account of the christento have seen a preserved specimen many years

ing of some bells, by the archbishop, at

Tours. The feeling with which the Roman ago, which was killed in Connecticut, by a

Catholic laity look on some of the ceremofriend, who was a very close and constant

nies of the church may be judged of by the observer of nature. He surprised it and its

comments made by the journal which demate in their gambols under the shade of a

tails the “ baptisın : bush in a field one day, in a retired situation ; We have just been present at a signal but, in consequence of their incessant and ra parody on the fundamental rite of Christianpid movements, he was wholly unable to per ity; a Pagan ceremony has just been celeceive what was their exact form, or even their

brated by the ministers of Christ, in a chap3 size, until he killed one with his gun. It was

el consecrated to his worship. The two then evident, that the light and graceful little

bells presented to the hospital are baptized !

This solemnity was conducted with great creatures had been amusing themselves with

pomp by the archbishop, assisted by his a hop, or dance it might almost be called,

clergy, and aided by the giver of the bells, round and round the bush, leaping with their

who played the double part of father and long and slender hind legs, and their bodies godfather. A mass, distinguished by the in an upright position. Its figure approaches union of admirable musical powers with the the human, and yet is destitute of the repul- § generous spirit of charity, and the edifying

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