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nor suffers any creature or object in the universe, to do them any lasting harm.
[To be concluded.]
From the New York Mirror.
There is nothing which goes so far towards placing young people beyond the reach of poverty, as economy in the management of their domestic affairs. It is as much impossible to get a ship acros the Atlantic with half a dozen butts started, or as many bolt holes in her hull, as to conduct the concerns of a family without economy. It matters not whether a man furnish little or much for his family, if there is a continual leakage in the kitchen or in the parlor, it runs away, he knows not how; and that demon waste, cries more like the horseleech's daugh ter, until he that provides has no more to give. It is the husband's duty to bring into the house, and it is the duty of the wife to see that nothing goes wrongfully out of it-not the least article, however unimportant in itself, for it establishes a precedent; not under any pretence, for it opens a door for ruin to stalk in, and he seldom leaves an opportunity unimproved. A man gets a wife to look after his affairs; to educate and prepare his children for a proper station in life, and not to dissipate his property. The husband's interests should be the wife's care, and her ambition should carry her no farther than his welfare and happiness together with that of her children. This should be her sole aim, and her theatre of exploits is in the bosom of her family, where she may do as much towards making a fortune as he possibly can do in the counting room or work shop. It is not the money earned that makes a man wealthy; it is what is saved from his earnings. A good and prudent husband makes deposit of the fruits of his labor with his best friend; and if that friend be not true to him, what has he to hope? If he dare not place confidence in the companion of his bosom. where is he to place it? A wife acts not for herself only, but she is the agent of many she loves. and she is bound to act for their good, and not for her own gratification. Her husband's good is the end at which she should aim-his approbation is her reward.
66 IS THE EXISTENCE OF SIN DESIRABLE?"
This, says the N. Y. Evangelist, was "the question proposed by a D. D. to a candidate for the ministry who was under examination. I do not know that there is any thing in sin, which should make it desirable, either to God or man,' was the reply."
We know nothing of the "D. D." or the "candidate" alluded to; but we ask permission to think, that "the reply" was a very impertinent one to a very proper question. The question, "Is the existence of sin desirable?" is not precisely the same as the question, “Is sin desirable ?" But the latter is the only question which "the reply" meets. Did not the "candidate" know; and does not the Editor of the Evangelist know, or admit, that there is a difference between a thing in itself considered, and the same thing all things considered? And if there be a difference, why may not that be desirable, all things considered, which is undesirable in itself? And if so; while sin is, confessedly, most undesirable in itself considered, why may not its existence, all things considered, be greatly desirable, as necessary to the exercise and exhibition of both the Justice and Grace of God?
[The following from the Taunton Reporter, is the best poetical effusion we have seen on the subject, and better than is commonly found in the corner of a newspaper. It is at once, rhyme, metre, and poetry.]
"I have a message from God unto thee."
The Cholera comes as the scourge of God,
Can prevent its approach-and the lash of the rod
Like a giant it strides o'er the earth;
It spares neither age, sex, nor birth.
Yet man art thou careless, and dost thou presume
It is sent as a message to thee.
Afflictions arise not from out of the ground,
Though man may exult in his knowledge profound
He only who sent it can stay its career,
He only who sent it can save;
If God is our friend, then away with our fear.
But thou who, presumptuous, hard'nest thy heart,
How loudly it calls thee from ruin to start,
The christian alone can with confidence turn
To a haven where all is secure.
He knows that it is sin that hath made the earth mourn,
And that man is by nature impure;
Of escape-and through mercy and love,
Then christian bestir thee and work while 'tis day,
Gird thy loins, and be faithful to watch and to pray,
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS.
Installed. At Harpswell, Maine, January 22th, 1832, as pastor of the Congregational church and society, Rev. WILLIAM HARLOW late of Massachusetts. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr. Adams of Brunswick; sermon by Rev. Mr. Miltimore of Falmouth; Installing prayer and charge by Rev. Mr. Ellingwood of Bath; Right Hand of Fellowship, by Rev. Mr. Adams of Brunswick; Address to the people and concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Hawes of Topsham.-[Comm.]
Installed on Friday, Aug. 10, Rev. William Tyler, over the South Church in South Hadley; sermon by Rev Mr. Boies, of South Hadley.
Ordained, Aug. 22, 1832, at Orange (North Milford Society) Connecticut, Rev. Horace Woodruff. Dr. Porter, of Farmington, preached from 2 Cor. iv. 7. "We have this treasure in earthen vessels.
Sept. 5, the Rev, Fredrick W. Chapinan was ordained by the Eastern Consociation of Fairfield county, as pastor of the Congrega tional church in Straford, Conn.; sermon by Rev. Frofessor Fitch, of Yale College.
Sermon by Rev. Mr.
Rev. J. T. Woodbury at Acton, Mass. Cleaveland, of Salem.
Is greatly diminished, in New York, Philadelphia, Albany, and other places. Those who had fled at its approach, are returning to their homes; and business is resuming its wonted bustle and activity. May those who have experienced or witnessed its ravages, "hear the rod, and Him who appointed it." September 12th.
Its Victims.-"The other subject on which the Cholera forcibly exhibits the delinquencies of the church is the condition of abandoned women. Perhaps the Cholera has been even more deadly among these than among drinkers.”-Evangelist, Aug. 4.
"We do not believe a sea captain or sailor has died (of cholera) except in consequence of great neglect or indiscretion.”—Journal of Commerce, Aug. 10.
"It (the cholera) will strike the drunken, the debauched and the profigate, in the lower classes of society; and if it invades the upper classes, the same description of people will be its victims.”—Medical Chi. Rev. Vol. 20.
Mr. Leavitt-To the above quotations allow me to add only one fact, and leave the reader to draw his own conclusions. Early in July, a
sea captain of noble aspect and dignified appearance, with $500 in his pocket, visited a house of ill-fame in Anthony street, near the Five Points. In the revelry of the evening and following day, he often ex⚫hibited his money, and spent $25. The second evening his pocket book containing the remainder $475, was stolen. At the police office he obtained the assistance of the constables, arrested the suspected person, and recovered $200. On discovering that he was robbed, he exclaimed, "I'm ruined, I'm ruined." But the recovery of $200 composed his agitated mind a little; he returned to the haunt of dissipation, and in the afternoon its keeper saw, on the opposite side of the street, a man sitting on the steps of a door and puking violently. He inquired of one of the harlots in his house, " Is not that the Captain?” “It is,” replied the girl—” Let us bring him in," said the man. The Captain was conveyed into the house, a physician was called, and medicine procured. The Captain was in a state of collapse when the physician entered his room; his flesh was cold--his pulse did not beat. The Dr. said he would die, and left the house.
But now the Captain's $200 were stolen, and he had not a cent left. A friend of mine sent him to the cholera hospital. There he died, and was sent to the Potter's Field.
Thus fell a sea captain in the prime of life-He left a wife and four children to mourn their bereavement. But provision is probably made for their wants, as he owned the house in which his family resides, and a large share in two vessels, one of which he commanded.
QUERY.-How far, and in what way would an adequate asylum for seduced and deserted females in New York, preserve the morals, property and lives of seamen and of their families, in this and in other cities? Yours, J. R. M'DOWALL. N. Y. Evangelist.
New-York, Aug. 14, 1832.
The New-York University. It is gratifying to learn, that the instructions by the professors of this institution are speedily to commence. The course is to open on the 1st of october. The following professorships have been established, and will be actively filled the ensuing season.
A professorship of Mathematics and of Astronomy. Of Natural Philosophy and Civil Engineering. Of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Botany. Of the Evidences of Revealed Religion. Of the Literature and Antiquities of the Sacred Scriptures. Of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, and of Belles Latters. Of Political Economy. Of Sculpture and Painting. Of Oriental Languages and Literature. Of the French Language and Literature. Of the German do. Of the Italian do. Of the Spanish do..
To these are to be added the following public lectureships.
On History, On Moral Philosophy. On Biographies of Literary and Scientific men. On the History of Commerce. On the History* of Representative Governments. On sacred Antiquties.
Among those who will fill the chairs as Professors, are Prof. Vethake, of Princeton; Prof. Douglas, formerly of West Point; Dr. Torrey, of this city; and the Rev. Mr. Robinson, now of Andover University.-D. Adv.
EDUCATION IN GREECE.-The London Athenæum lately collected from continental journals a full account of the number of public schools, which were in operation at the end of the year 1830. They were entirely or in part supported by Government, or by the Communities, in which they are situated.
In the Peloponnessus there are 36 schools for mutual instruction, with 2970 pupils; and 19 schools for instruction in the Ancient Greek, with 789 pupils. In the Islands there were 33. schools for mutual instruction, with 2930 pupils; and 15 for Ancient Greek, with 1073 pupils. In Western Greece, there were 45 schools for mutual instruction, with 329 pupils, and 1 school for Ancient Greek, with 40 pupils. In Eastern Greece, 3 schools for mutual instruction, with 407 pupils, and 1 for Ancient Greece with 40 pupils. The total number in all Greece was, therefore, 123 schools and 9737 scholars,— and they have since been largely increased.
This number does not include any of the private schools or establishments for instruc tion.-Balt. American.
ERRATA. The following mistakes, in our last number, escaped notice; which the reader is requested to correct: Page 466, line 4, for apostles read apostle. Page 468, line 16, expunge a. Page 471, line 14, after same means, insert used with saints. Page 477, middle, instead of Dr. Guire, read Dr. Guise.
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