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has been recently published. Although a Con by the extent of the ground; but what a long time ho gregationalist, and leaning to Calvinistic views,
bad found an hour to be, and how much better it was bad,
to dig than to keep looking out at that tormenting Dr. Lansing was of an eminently catholic spirit,
snaill Then he thought of the vessel beautifully and had room in his heart for all who love the painted, with its masts, and sails, and rigging, and he Lord Jesus. The scenes of his ministerial labor fancied he saw it already floating gallantly across the were numerous, and the principal events of his
"Digging as fast as he could, George thought all life are admirably sketched by Dr. Thompson,
around him was in a bustle. A rattle placed in a tree who pays this tribute to the faithful pastor's to frighten the birds, went round unusually fast; the
clouds were blown by the winds swinly along the memory:
skies; the swallows darted over his head; & post" Blessed old man! Thou art gone where thy youth
chaise dashed along the road as though the horses shall be perpetual, and thy joy inimortal. The visions
were in full gallop, and the Dian who came to the gate of faith that were vouchsafed to thee on earth were
with his fiddle annoyingly played in double-quick the prophecy and the prelude of thy vision unsealed
time. in heaven. Thou hast thyself climbed up that shaft
" But now, alas! the sailor was going, for Mr. Mogof light, even to the throne. There faith already yields
ridge declined to purchase the ship. George thought to knowledge, hope to rapture; and that love which he had not yet worked half an hour; his father took eren here surcharged thy soul, there fioweth within him to the sun-dial, and it was five o'clock. As if this and around thee with all the fullness of God."
could be in error, he ran to the hour-glass, but the last grain of sand bad run out, and when he looked at the
clock at the head of the stairs it was striking the timno George Mogridge : his Life, Character, and
with all its might. Long afterward he said, If I live Wrilings. By Rev. CHARLES WILLIAMS. OLD these hundred years, I shall not forget my astonishHUMPHREY is a name well known in both hem
ment and disappointment. The lesson impressed on ispheres. It was the pseudonym chosen by
my mind was impressed there forever, nor bave I since
required anything to remind me that, however slowly George Mogridge, the author of an almost
time may move with those who have nothing to do, it countless number of tracts, books for children, runs rapidly enough with all who are fully employed.'* and larger volumes, quaint in style, but captiyating, and read by thousands. Soon after his Dr. Whedon's Collegiate and Popular Addeath there was published in London, and re dresses have been collected and published in a printed in this country, a “Memoir of Old | small volume, by Carlton & Porter. They are Humphrey, with gleanings from his Portfolio nine in number; most of them were favorably in Prose and Verse." The memoir was meager, noticed at the time of their delivery, and all of and the gleanings of little value. This more them are marked by originality of thought and extended biography is an exceedingly well the author's characteristic boldness of expreswritten and interesting narrative. The follow sion. The doctor has a facility for coining new ing incident in the early life of Mr. Mogridge words which is sometimes, not always, felicithad an enduring influence upon his future
ous. On half a page of a baccalaureate decourse, and is worth transcribing as an il livered at the University of Michigan we mark lustration of the value of an hour:
benedictory, the gnaw of remorse, every revolve
of the glass, Kaleidoscopic splendor. This last “George was busy in making a boat out of a piece of wood with his penknife, when his father came sud
| will do, as it is legitimately formed and exdenly into the room, took away the knife and the pressive; but benedictory seems as if it came wood, and, placing a small snail on the middle of a
from benedict, a newly married man; and gnaw large round table, said, Now it is just three o'clock, and I want you to do nothing until the snail has
and revolve, used as nouns, are hardly necessary, crawled to the edge of the table, so do not stir from | and necessity is the only legitimate plea for your seat until he has finished his travels.' With this
new coinage in the miut of words. charge he locked the door, and lett George well pleased that he had only to watch the progress of the snail.
"For a time he was gratified, as with his elbows on The Trustees of the Garrett Biblical Institute the table, and bis cheeks resting on his hands, he sat
have published A Manual of Information, comlooking at the little traveler. At length, however, he became tired of watching, and heartily wished the prising a statement of facts relative to the snail would quicken his movements. But this it would origin, design, and prospects of that theological not clo; on the contrary, it made longer stops than be
school. It is situated at Evanston, near Chifore, and he thought he had never seen so lazy a creature. He now fumbled in his pockets, but neither top,
cago, in the State of Illinois ; and through the whipcord, nor marble was there to soothe his disqui liberality of the late Mrs. Eliza GARRETT, has etude. Then he whistled a tone, enapped his fingers,
an ample fund for the erection of suitable buildlooked at the cracks in the ceiling, and counted the flowers on the paper border that ran round the
ings, and the endowment of the necessary proroom. He listened to the sound of a broad-wheeled fessorships. In January, 1855, a building, with wagon, and watched a crow flying at a distance; but accommodations for forty or fifty students, was dull and heavy was their progress, when, once
completed, and the first term of the new Semimore looking at the snail, it was actually within an inch of the edge of the table. Afraid that it should
nary commenced. By the General Conference make another stop, he blew gently on it, when the of 1856, the institution was formally recogprovoking creature drew in its horns for such a long nized, and resolutions were adopted, requiring time that he thought it would not put them out again. He was now absolutely ill-tempered, and thought he
the trustees to report, quadrennially, to that was very ill-ased.
body, and requesting the bishops of the Church "Once more the snail was near the table-edge, and
to act as an Advisory Committee to the Trustees George was in a shiver lest he should go back again,
of the Institute. The whole number of students when, as it dragged the last part of its tail from the top of the table, his father entered with his watch in | during the past year has been forty. The his hand, saying it was just four o'clock, and that he | average number in constant attendance, about would give him a model, made by a sailor who was
twenty. No charge is made for tuition, and waiting in the kitchen, of a man-of-war, valued at geven shillings, if he would dig over the piece of ground
board is furnished at a very low rate. The he would mark out, in another hour. And now the Trustees propose also to furnish gratuitously, hour-glass was turned, that there might be no error as board as well as tuition, to such young men to time. "In another minute George's coat was off, and his
(not exceeding five at one time) as shall be sespade in his hand. He was almost frightened at first lected for foreign missionary work. With ref
erence to the location of the Institution, the glad by your coming, stay not so long as to make them Trustees say:
still more glad by your going away.
"In time long past the lord of a manor upon one of “Grant that Chicago is a thonsand miles from the the banks of the Hudson is said to have had a way of Atlantic coast, and in the heart of a comparatively new his own to clear his house of visitors. When his tencountry. Is it not also a thousand miles from the ants, to whom he was affable and courteons, seemed western border of a tributary American population ? disposed to prolong the visits which they now and then In short, throwing ont of view the regions south of made him, he dropped the Dutch tongue, and begin the Ohio River and west of the Rocky Mountains, to speak to them in English: whereupon, the honest also New England, already provided with an excellent Dutchmen, understanding the signal, hied away. Institution of this class, is it not in the very heart and “But the sage counsel, Be Short, app ies not to center of our country, and especially of the Methodist 1 visitors alone. It might be made of like precious oise Episcopal Church? Already the center of the popu. | to authors and public speakers, who too often lack ono lation of the United States is as far west as Ohio, and valuable kind of knowledge, namely, that of discernits continued westward movement is fast bringing it ing when to have done.' to the parallel of Lake Michigan. Every year sends 1 Tediousness,' as a writer of eminent abilities obbeyond Chicago a population sufficient to form one or serves, is the fault that most generally displeases; since inore new states, and promising not only to fill the it is a fault that is felt by all, and by all equally. You states and territories already organized, but to organ may offend your reader or hearer in one respect, and ize and populate a dozen more within the next quarter please him in another; but if you tire him out by your of a century."
tediousness you give him unmingled disgust.'
"A book can do but little good if it be but little The faculty of the Institution are, at present, read; a destiny that befalls almost every book that is Dr. Dempster, professor of Systematic Theology; found to be unnecessarily prolix and bulky. This was Dr. Kidder, professor of Practical Theology; Dr.
the error of a former age. The massy folios of the
last century but one, folios written by men of great Bannister, professor of Greek, and Hebrew, and
talents and astonishing learning, bave lain as lumber Sacred Literature; and Rev. J. K. Johnston, and been confined to the shelves of the curious, for no principal of the preparatory department. The
other reason than because every thread has been spun
out to the greatest possible length. Whereas, had the faculty will be strengthened as the demands
highly respected authors learned to be short, or given of the institution require; and in the meantime, heed to the art of compressing their thoughts, they young men who may be called by the great never would have wanted readers. Head of the Church to the holy work of the
"Writers sometiines eke out their subject far be
yond what need requires, from a mistaken ambition ministry, are cordially invited, from all parts
of making a great book. But readers of the present of the land, to avail themselves of its advan age generally lean to the sentiment in the old Greek tages, and we are assured that, while it will be proverb, A great book is a great evil.' It fright
ens them; they will scarcely open it, and much less the aim of the trustees and faculty to maintain
set themselves to the task of reading it throughout. the institution upon a connectional basis, they "Thus, in this respect, it is with books as with monwill avoid whatever could tend to invest it with ey. As small change, in quick and constant circulaa sectional character. With all the colleges,
tion, does more good than ingots of gold and silver
hoarded up, so a small book that has a great many read. seminaries, and academies of the Church, to
ers is, if truly a good one, of much more benefit than a gether with the preachers, and the several volume of enormous bulk, which for that single reason annual conferences, they will seek to maintain
is scarcely read at all. Nay, I will even venture to
affirm, that the Bible itself would be much less read, the most cordial relations, and they will wel.
and read with inuch less delight, were it one and indicome with equal joy students from all parts of visible. But the Bible, though bound together in ono the Church,
volume, is not a single book, but a collection of sixtyeight different books, all penned with brevity, as well
as with inimitable simplicity; and arresting the attenWe have omitted to notice a book that has tion wike by the weight of their matter and th been a long time on our table. It is entitled, gagingness of manner. The Brief Remarker on the Ways of Van, by
Seak, young mun, if there be need of thee, but
be short, is a monitory saying of the son of Sirach, Ezra Sampson. It is a series of short essays, which, together with the two following short sayings plain, pointed, and for the most part practical, of that eminent sage, learn before thou speak, it's on a great variety of topics relating to domestic my speak much and yet come short, composes a
very good recipe for young men to carry about, and affairs and the economy of human life. There
make use of as occasion may require. are more than a hundred essays within the "Speeches in the forum, plens at the bar, and even space of less than five hundred pages in the sermons, when they are of immoderate length, seldom
fail to be tiresome. So that public speakers consult clear open type of the Appletons. As a speci
their own credit as little as they do the feelings of men of the author's style and general drift, we their hearers, when they are more solicitous to say copy his brief essay “Ön Brevity:”
much, than that everything they do say should be to
the purpose. "Dr. Cotton Mather, of venerated memory, in or " Whether in visits, in public speaking, or in comder to escape the calamity of tedious visits, wrote over mon conversation, all can discern and reprobate the the door of his study, in large letters, BE SHORT. A fault of tediousness as respects others; and yet very pithy sentence in truth, it is, and well worthy of re- few are fully aware of it as respects themselves. meinbrance in a great many more cases than I can Their own company is, forsooth, 80 delightful, that now enumerate.
their visits can never tire; they themselves speak so "The interchange of friendly visits is one of the well that nobody can wish them to have done; they most precious sweets of life. But then it must not be talk so charmingly that their own loquaciousness aloverdone; else it becomes irksome and disgusting. ways gives entertainment rather than disgust. Hence, in the book of the Wise Man we meet with the • Thus it is that some men, otherwise of good sense, following wholesome counsel: Withdraw thy foot unconsciously give pain by their prolixity, though, in from thy neighbor's house, lest he be weary of thee.' regard to the prolixity of anybody but themselves, Now the necessary discipline of the foot, which is their taste is delicate even to squeamishness." here inculcated, is, if I may presume to comment, of the following import: Beware of spinning out your friendly visits beyond due length. Retire, if yon per- The American Bible Union, as our friends of ceive any necess:iry business which your stay might the Baptist persuasion call themselves, are still interrupt, retire, ere the family, after an hour's yawning, begin to steal off one by one to bed; retira ere at work in translating the New Testament. plain symptoms of weariness appear in the counte- The Epistle to the Hebreros has just made its apnance of the little circle you are visiting ; retire, ere, pearance. It is remarkable, mainly, for the in some indescribable manner or other, it be manifested that your room would be more welcome than
in substitution of “immersions" for baptisms in your company. When you have made your friends
a few other alterations, most of which, so far and "Shirley." It exhibits, however, many of as we are capable of judging, are not improve- Miss Bronte's peculiarities, and will be prized ments. In chapter i, 3, instead of "the ex by her admirers. press image of his person,” the new translators give us “the exact image of Him,” which The Romany Rye ; a Sequel to L'Avengro, by strikes us as tame, and as not conveying the George Borrow, author of the Bible in Spain, whole meaning of the original. In the same etc. (Harpers.) Mr. Borrow is satirical, quizchapter, verse 14, the word "aid” is far less ex zical, and occasionally, to us at least, upintel. pressive than “minister for,” as we have it in ligible in his allusions. He is withal witty the old-fashioned Bibles. The apostle's well and facetious, and his book has some very telling known definition of faith, in chapter xi, 1, is points relative to the abominations of the Rothus rendered in the new version : "Now faith mish Church, interspersed with vivid delineis confidence as to things hoped for, conviction ations of character and interesting narrative. as to things not seen." On the whole, the alterations in the new version are not so numer By the politeness of D. T. VALENTINE, Esq., ous as might have been expected, although clerk to the Common Council of this city, we quite sufficient to prevent it from ever becom have a copy of the Janual of the Corporation ing popular with any large body of Christians. for the year 1857. It was prepared by Mr.
Valentine, and contains a large amount of inUnder the general title of Virginia Ilustrated, teresting statistics relative to the government, the Mesers, Harper have published a series of expenditures, public officers, charitable and articles which appeared originally in their humane institutions, together with lists of all monthly magazine. The sketches are written who hold offices under the city government, in a lively style, and the wood engravings, which their salaries and duties, and other matters of are numerous, appear to much better advan- | interest to the general reader. tage than they did when originally published.
We shall do a favor to some of our readers, The Professor, a Tale by Currer Bell, the nom perhaps, by informing them that Foroler & de plume of CHARLOTTE BRONTE, has been re Wells, of this city, have issued a little pamprinted from the English copy by the Harpers. phlet entitled, How to get a Patent, containing It is a simple story with little of stirring inci- | full instructions to inventors and a synopsis dent or striking character. Written some of the Patent Laws of the United States. There nine or ten years ago, the fair author applied is a great deal more mystery about the busiin vain to several publishers. We do not won ness than we had supposed, and inventors who der that it was declined, nor, in all probability, have not gone through the process will find would it have ever seen the light but for the information like that contained in this pamphreputation afterward acquired by “ Jane Eyre" | let very important, if not indispensable.
The farm and the flower-Garden. Sowing Wheat. — This is a very important | most common and probably the best is a strong season for the farmer, and he will be busy brine. After the wheat has lain in this some making preparations for sowing his wheat. It twenty-four hours it is drained, and fresh lime is the result of general experience, that early mixed with it, at the rate of two or three sown wheat is not so apt to be winter killed as quarts to the bushel, or as much as will absorb that which is sown late; the sowing should
the moisture. The seed ought to be very carenot be delayed beyond the middle of the month. fully selected, and all small and imperfect Many fail in a thorough preparation of the grains rejected. Much of success will depend soil. If sod, it should be well turned over, and upon the purity of the seed. harrowed two or three times. The seed is generally sown too shallow, and much of it A Plea for the Birds.--An exchange has the consequently thrown out by winter frosts. following: After having cross plowed the ground, sow the "A farmer, near Binghamton, N. Y., last year, in seed in the furrow, and harrow it in with a order to convince a neighbor of the usefulness of birds, heavy harrow. This will set the seed deep; and found in it two hundred weevils, and bnt four
shot a yellow-bird in his wheat field, opened its crop, and though it will not come up so quick, it grains of wheat, and in these four grains the weevils will take a firmer hold of the ground, and be had burrowed !" less liable to be thrown out. No doubt more This speaks for itself; but so important do wheat can be grown on a given surface where we deem the subject to the farmer, that we it is drilled in; but this requires the use of would add something to it. There are some expensive machinery, which, however, thus far, who still assert that birds do not destroy inhas not met with much favor among our farm- sects, and there are many, very many, who act
Wheat, before being planted, is usually as if they really believed it. Facts like that washed or steeped, chiefly with a view to pre- above quoted are known to most close observers, vent smut. A great many preparations have and need be unknown to none. It is well known been recommended for this purpose, but the that the trees in all our cities, but more especi
ally the larger ones, are every summer nearly planted inside ; and as the mode of planting destroyed by worms; and it can scarcely have the vines has a peculiar bearing on some very escaped observation that the same kinds of popular theories, we feel no little interest in trees in the country are almost untouched. the experiment; thus far it has been entirely Now why is this? Chiefly because of the ab- satisfactory. Another noticeable thing was the sence of birds in the one case, and their pres- entire absence of mildew, red spider, and inence in the other. The birds, in fact, are sects of all kinds, as well as dead dogs and among the farmer's best friends; and yet we horses; how far the one was owing to the often see them destroyed in the most wanton other we are not just now prepared to say. As and cruel manner. It is said, in defense, that Mr. Crane has struck out boldly into a new they destroy fruit, pull up corn, etc. Suppose course, we cannot but wish him such a measthey do to a limited extent, are not their serv ure of success as should reward the labors of an ices in the destruction of insects of incalculably enthusiastic amateur; for his success cannot more value than the fruit they consume? They be otherwise than a benefit to the community. are your workmen in an important sense, and we wish other wealthy amateurs would follow "the laborer is worthy of his hire.” Spare, his example, and devote a portion of their then, the birds, and let there be an end of the means and personal attention to experiments wanton barbarity of boys (even of a larger calculated to throw light on the mysterious growth) destroying these innocent songsters of operations of vegetable growth. the homestead and the woods.
The subject reminds us that we have seen a Summer and Fall Pears.-We purpose soon statement in a foreign periodical, that many giving an article on the best mode of keeping gardeners rear bantams especially for the de- pears during the winter. At present we would structiou of worms and insects in the garden. make a few suggestions in regard to ripening They are furnished with stockings to prevent summer and fall pears : we know that a great them from scratching, and are thus made very deal of misapprehension exists on this subject. useful members of the horticultural profession. We have seen some of the most delicious pears
put in the stew-pan, simply from want of knowlA Good Improvement for the Grapery. — We edge how to ripen them. Pears ripen better off recently visited the grapery of William W. the tree than on it; we shall not at present stop Crane, Esq., a highly intelligent and successful to inquire why this is so ; that point we shall amateur, and were greatly pleased with a new discuss hereafter; let it suffice that such is the arrangement for the support of his vines. As fact. Some kinds, however, should be picked the improvement has not been patented, and is sooner than others; Dearborn's Seedling, for valuable to the community, we presume we do instance, will ripen in two or three days, and no wrong in describing it for the benefit of the should be picked just as the color has changed readers of THE NATIONAL. The usual support from green to yellow. Madeline and Rostiezer for vines consists in wires run parallel with generally require a little longer to ripen; and the rafters, where they remain as permanent the Bartlett somewhat longer than either. The fixtures. The new arrangement is a very sim- last should be picked upon the first appearance ple one, and is made as follows: Eyed screws of change of color, and even before. The Rosare inserted in the rafters eighteen inches tiezer is a dark-colored pear, but the shaded apart; in these eyed screws are placed hooks side is of a dark green, and the fruit should be about six inches long, in the form of an elon- picked as soon as this begins to take on a yelgated S, which support wires about a quarter lowish tinge. It requires a good deal of obof an inch in diameter, or as much heavier as servation and experience to know precisely may be deemed necessary. The wires are thus when to pick the different varieties of pears, placed at right angles with the rafters, instead especially those that ripen in summer and early of being parallel, as in the usual method. The autumn; a mistake can hardly be made in this vines are trained on the upper side of the respect in late fall and winter pears. Those wires. The advantages of this arrangement, not familiar with the ripening period of the among others, are, that the cost is much less different kinds of pears, would do well to make than the common method; the leader, after be- a catalogue of their collections, and in it note ing started right, requires no tying, but pursues the time of ripening of each. This would prea straight course to the top of the house ; greater vent the recurrence of many mistakes. When convenience for tying out laterals, summer picked, the fruit should be put in a cool, dark pruning, thinning out, etc., and not least, the room, examined from day to day, and the ripe fact that the whole arrangement can be removed specimens removed for use.
A pantry or closet in less than ten minutes, a matter of no small will answer the purpose very well; but it is a importance when the house is used for other bad practice to put fruit in a drawer with purposes besides growing grapes, and a great clothes. A little attention to these particulars convenience under any circumstances. On the will insure the ripening of pears in a very satiswhole, the arrangement is the simplest, cheap- factory manner. The pear is one of the most est, and most perfect that we have yet seen. luscious fruits that grows; but comparatively As we are pretty strong advocates for the re- few enjoy it in its delicious ripeness, in consenewal system of growing grapes, we were much quence of not knowing how to mature it. Those pleased to see it so satisfactorily carried out by who read this article will no longer have that Mr. Crane. We not only regard it as the best excuse to make, in itself, but as involving the least trouble of Bay. Another peculiarity of this grapery is, Celery. Our article this subject was crowdthat the floor of the house is some four feet ed out last month. Our object was to recommend below the level of the ground, the vines being growing it principally in beds, in which man
ner more can be grown on a given surface than the sides of the pot, giving it an occasional jar in trenches, and without the labor of lifting it to settle the earth. The ball of earth must be for preservation during the winter. It is now, no deeper in the large pot than it was in the however, too late to plant, and we therefore small one. Give a good watering, and set the give some brief directions in regard to earthing pots where they will get plenty of light and air. or blanching in trenches, the usual mode of They are well calculated to be grown in rooms growing celery. There are two modes of blanch- | wherever a little sunshine can be had, and we ing: one is to draw the earth up to the plants recommend them to all who have this at comfrom time to time while they are growing; the mand. Annuals grown in this way give a con. other is to defer the earthing until the plants stant bloom during the winter months, and are nearly full grown. We prefer the first cheer us with their floral smiles while the winmethod. Success in cultivating celery depends ter winds are careering over the bleak and barmostly on inducing a rapid growth; and to in- ren fields. sure this, an abundant supply of manure and frequent stirring of the soil are indispensable. Watering with liquid manure is very beneficial.
THE WORLD AT LARGE. The hoe should be used as soon as the plants
A map of busy life, have fairly begun to grow, and the ground kept
Its fluctuntions and its vast concerns.-COWTEE. loose and free from weeds. The plants will be greatly benefited by stirring the soil immedi RELIGIOUS AND ECCLESIASTICAL. ately after a rain. As soon as rapid growth
TIe Mormon missionaries, recently sent out from has become established, or when the plants are
Utah to England, Italy, Denmark, and other countries, about a foot high, the process of earthing may passed through New York city and stayed some days. be begun. As the leaves and stalks grow in a
A meeting of “ Saints" welcomed them. The mis
sionaries appeared to be plain, illiterate men, and inspreading manner, it is necessary, in the first
dulged in much invective against the United States, place, to collect the stalks in one hand, and grounded on the expectation that the government with the other draw up some earth and press contemplated taking the administration of the affairs it against the plant just hard enough to keep
of the territory more directly into its own hands, and
removing Brigham Young from the gubernatorial the stalks together. The hoe may then be used office. The literary tastes and attainments of these to complete the process, but the crown or heart emissaries of fanaticism may be judged of by the dog. of the plant must not be covered until the
gerel rhymes, in the singing of which they seemed to blanching is finished late in the fall.
take great delight. The following lines and chorus are The
rather a favorable specimen than otherwise of these earthing must be repeated from time to time as “spiritual songs :" the plants progress in growth, and it should be
" We'll thank the day when we was called done during dry weather, since, if the earth is
Our hand-carts with to go. wet, the celery is apt to become “rusted." In our
Then cheer up, ye elders,
We to the world will show next number we shall give directions as to the
That Israel must be gathered soon,
And oxen are too slow." best mode of keeping celery during the winter.
The hymn from which these lines are taken was writVegetables.-Lettuce, radishes, spinach, bush
ten to be sung in crossing the plains.
The receipts of the Presbyterian Board of Missions beans, etc., may still be planted for fall use.
for the fiscal year ending June 1, 1857, were $207,459 Spinach may be planted at intervals for several 88, and the expenditures $218.520 17, leaving the treas. weeks.
ury $11,030 84 in debt. The Board sent ont during the year six missionaries to China, two to Northern
India, one to Western Africa, and to various Indian Winter-flowering Annuals.—There are a num I missions, twenty-one. In Northern India the Board ber of very pretty annuals that will flower well
have 294 church members and 8,555 children in their
schools. during the winter, and now is the time to sow
The next general meeting of the Evangelical Alliance the seed. Among the best may be named Sweet is appointed to be held in Berlin, commencing on the Alyssum, Mignonnette, Clarkia nereifolia, Lo- 9th of September, and continuing in session ten days. belia gracilis, Nemophila, Schizanthus, and
An informal meeting of clerical and lay members of
the Alliance was held on the 12th of June, in the palIberis umbellata. At this season of the year
ace of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to hear the rethe seed should be sown in pots, in a light rich port of a committee who had visited Berlin on the mold, and carefully and regularly watered. The subject. The king, who expressed his warm admira
tion of the principles and objects of the Alliance, grantpots may be plunged in the ground, which will
ed the use of one of the principal churches in the city, prevent the soil from drying off too rapidly. As and was disposed to give the meeting his countenance soon as the plants have got out of the seed leaf and help. The committee reported, however, that it they should be potted off. This is done by in
would be necessary to conduct their discussions with
great wisdom, avoiding all doctrinal topics, and even verting the pot, and knocking gently on the
in the matter of religious liberty, asserting only genedge, when the ball of earth will come out en eral principles, and leaving their application to a select tire. By gently pressing the ball of earth it committee. _The hundredth psalm was to be prepared
in English, French, and German, in the same meter will break up, and the plants may be readily
and tune, so that all might unite in singing it, each in separated. These should be put in small sized his own tongue. pots, the Clarkia, Schizanthus, and Iberis al The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in
Foreign Parts held its one hundred and fifty-sixth ways singly; but the others may be planted
anniversary in St. Paul's Cathedral on the 15th of singly or three or four together. As soon as the June last. The society is connected with the small pots become filled with roots, a shift Church of England. ... The Benedictine Order should be made to a five or six inch pot. This
of Monks are about to erect & monastery at Belo
mont, near the city of Hereford, England, on & scale is done by turning out the ball of earth as be.
unknown in that country since the Reformation. fore. Have ready some good rich mold and Tenders for the work have already been advertised some potsherds. Cover the hole in the bottom for. .: The Rev. William Arthur returned to Lon.
don about the middle of June, from his Eastern tour. of the pot, put in some mold, then the ball of
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