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With the exception of the teacher of the First Department, the above are favorably known to large circles of friends in that city, and enjoy their entire confidence. Miss Crafts, who will have charge of the First Department, possesses much experience, and has for some time past discharged, most acceptably, the duties of teacher in the highest department of the Rutgers' Institute, New York-a Female Institution numbering more than 500 pupils. A strong preference for a Church Institution induces Miss C. to relinquish an honorable and lucrative post, to engage in the present undertaking. The tried abilities, experience, and Christian character of this lady claim for her the confidence of parents, and the love and respect of the pupils about to enter her department.
New Jersey-Burlington College, which numbers only two years of existence, is already a flourishing and efficient institution. The scheme of instruction, the manner of carrying it out, the constant supervision under which the pupils are, their entire separation from the world, the beauty and healthfulness of the locality, and the home-like treatment which the scholars receive, all combine to recommend that college to parents who are seeking for their sons a place, where instruction can be had without danger to morals, and where the youth is secure from bad examples, bad associations, and bad habits.
The buildings are on the banks of the Delaware, with spacious grounds around, the noble river in their front. Within their own domain the collegians find room for manly sports and exercise; rowing on the river, always accompanied by a tutor, being among these.
There are now ninety-nine boarders, and nine day scholars, and constant applications are made for new admissions.
The Rev. Moses Stuart, D. D., who has for many years held the Professorship of Sacred Literature in Andover Theological Seminary, has resigned in consequence of ill health, and the Rev. B. B. Edwards, D. D., has been appointed his successor.
Mr. Everett has resigned the Presidency of Harvard College, on account of ill health.
The "Board of National Popular Education," of which Gov. Slade, of Middlebury, is the Corresponding Secretary and General Agent, consists of twenty-five members; Ex-Gov. Morrow, of Ohio, President; and Judge McLean, and Judge Lane, Vice Presidents. Through appropriate agencies it explores the West, for the raising up Schools and making arrangements for the reception and competent support of female teachers; while it receives application for supplies, invites such teachers from the East, collects companies of them, semi-annually, at Hartford, Conn., where it carries them through a six weeks' special training-a sort of "Teachers' Institute"-and thence under proper escort, sends them to the places provided.
The Board has sent out 110 teachers in two years, mostly from New England; 34 to Illinois; 31 to Indiana; 12 to Wisconsin; 11 to Michigan; 7 to Iowa; 5 to Tennessee, 3 to Missouri; 2 to Kentucky; 2 to Ohio; 2 to Western Pennsylvania, and 1 to North Carolina.
Rev. JOHN CHURCHILL RUDD, D. D. was born at Norwich, in 1780,-admitted to Holy Orders in 1805. After preaching a short time on Long Island, he was called to St. John's Church, Elizabethtown, N. J., where he remained about twenty years, faithfully discharging the duties of his office, until the combined duties of a Pastor, Teacher, and Editor, undermined his health, and obliged him to resign. Soon after, he was called to Auburn to superintend the Academy there, and not long after, finding his health much restored, he was induced to accept the Rectorship of the Church in that place; and soon after that, at the desire of Bishop Hobart, became the Editor of the Gospel Messenger. In 1836, he resigned all his duties but the Editorial, and removed to Utica, where he died on the 15th of November, 1848, aged 68 years. He was a man of sound mind and sober discretion, and possessed an accurate knowledge of men and things. Openness, frankness, hospitality, and
firmness, seem to have been leading traits in his character. As he lived, so he died, seeking those things which make for peace. He was buried in the Cemetery of St. John's Church, Elizabethtown.
Rev. Dr. Rudd was the Editor of the Churchman's Magazine, published at Elizabethtown, from 1813 to 1817, and, we believe, of the Christian Journal, which succeeded it, for some time. He had been at the head of the Gospel Messenger for nearly twenty-two years. We are unable to give a list of his publications, of which there were several besides his Editorials. The effects of his labors will be felt for generations to come.
Rev. CYRUS MUNSON was born at Greenfield, Saratoga County, N. Y., July 13th, 1815. In 1834, he entered Kenyon College, Ohio, where he was confirmed by Bishop McIlvaine, in 1835. The western climate not agreeing with him, he was transferred to Trinity College, Conn., where he graduated in 1838. Mr. M. had had the ministry in view from his first entering college, though he wavered long between a strong conviction of duty, and a deep sense of insufficiency. He entered the General Theological Seminary in New York, and having completed the regular course of studies in 1843, was admitted to Deacon's Orders by Bishop Doane, of N. J., on the 8th of October, of the same year. He received Priest's Orders from the hands of Bishop Brownell, in St. James' Church, Danbury, Nov. 9, 1844. From July, 1844, to July, 1848, he had charge of St. Andrew's Church, Meriden, and from that time to his death, that of St. John's, New Milford. He died August 1st, 1848, aged 33 years, and was buried at Meriden, at the very time when he expected to have celebrated the nuptial rite. He was a man, whom to know was to love, and whose whole desire seemed swallowed up in duty.
Rev. SAMUEL LEE JOHNSON, Rector of Christ's Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, Dec. 24, 1848. We have not been able to gather the particulars of his life.
Rev. MAJOR ANSON NICKERSON was born at Sharon, Conn., April 12th, 1809. After pursuing a course of legal studies, his attention was turned to theology, and having passed through the requisite studies, he was ordained Deacon, by Bishop DeLancey, in June, 1841, and the year following was admitted to the Priesthood by the same Prelate. From the time of his ordination until the Autumn of 1844, he labored as a Missionary of the Diocese at Catharine and Corning, in the County of Chemung, when he was called to the Rectorship of St. John's Church, Stillwater, and St. Luke's, Mechanicville, in Western New York. His death was very sudden, as he was able to sit up and converse with his friends, until within about five minutes of his departure. He was called away in the midst of his usefulness, from a wide field, in which he was faithfully and perseveringly engaged.
Rev. JOHN B. GALLAGHER.-The deceased was born in the city of New York, Nov. 20, 1812. Three years of his Collegiate course were passed at Yale College, when he transferred his connexion to Columbia College, where he gaduated in 1832, with distinguished honor. Three years were then spent in the study of law under Peter A. Jay, Esq., of New York, and Judge Whiting, of Geneva. In 1835, he entered the General Theological Seminary, where he completed a full course of study. At his ordination to the Order of Deacons, in 1838, by Bishop B. T. Onderdonk, he accepted an invitation to the care of St. Paul's Church, Syracuse, N. Y., where his services were active and useful. In the Spring of 1839, an alarming hemorrhage of the lungs reduced his already enfeebled constitution, and he spent the Summer and Autumn of that year in Europe. The Winter of 1840-41, was spent in clerical duty at Wilton, S. C.; and that of 1842-43, as assistant of Rt. Rev. Bishop Elliott, in charge of St. John's, Savannah, Ga. Soon after the General Convention of 1844, he accepted the rectorship of St. Paul's, Louisville, Ky., where his labors were most abundant. During the past severe Winter, he was compelled to leave his parish for a milder climate, and reached Tuscumbia, Ala., where he dictated an affectionate message to his people, made his "will," in which he "committed his soul in faith to Almighty God, trusting alone for salvation to the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, repenting deeply of his sinfulness, and having nothing of his own to plead," and calmly fell asleep in Jesus, on the inorning of Feb. 1st, 1849, at the age of 36 years.
Rev. PETRUS S. TEN BROECK, aged 57.-Mr. Ten Broeck was Rector of St. Paul's, Portland, Me., from 1818 to 1831. From 1831 to 1837, he performed service in the village of Saccarappa, when he removed to Concord, N. H., where he officiated until about 1841. In 1844, he removed to North Danvers, Mass., where he died January 24, 1849. During his residence at the latter place, he was without parochial charge, but assisted his brethren in the neighborhood as he had ability. The disease which terminated his life had been preying upon his constitution for eighteen years. He was ever faithful and energetic, to the extent of his ability.
SUMMARY OF FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Since our last number was made up, events have transpired on the Continent of Europe, of the greatest importance. Foremost among these is the flight and humiliation of Pope Pius IX. Having been elected as the liberal candidate, and commencing his reign with manifestations of a liberal policy, he lacked the wisdom or fortitude to persist in it, and by courting Austrian sympathies, alienated from himself the confidence of his subjects. The Swiss Guard had become odious to the Italians, and the Pope's Minister, Rossi, underrating the strength of popular resentment, while proceeding to open the Assembly, was poniarded, and immediately expired in the apartment of a Cardinal. The Pope finding his temporal authority gone, and his person in danger, escaped, on the 24th of November, in the disguise of a servant, to Gaeta, about sixty miles from Rome, within the Kingdom of Naples, where he still remains. Meanwhile the people have taken the government into their own hands, and on the 9th of February, the Representatives of the people, 144 in number, proceeded to depose the Pope, and declare in favor of a Republic, by the adoption of the following decree :
ART. 1. The Popedom has fallen, in fact as well as in law, from the temporal Government of the Roman States.
ART. 2. The Roman Pontiff will enjoy all the guaranties necessary to the independence of the exercise of his spiritual power.
ART. 3. The form of Government of the Roman States will be pure democracy, and will take the glorious name of the Roman Republic.
ART. 4. The Roman Republic will have, with the rest of Italy, the relations which a common nationality requires.
These declarations were carried almost unanimously; and on the 11th of February, a Grand Te Deum was chanted at St. Peter's, on occasion of the proclamation of the Roman Republic. The Pope can only be reinstated by the interposition of foreign influence. This is a new era in the history of the Papacy It is not a contest between Popes, but the deliberate action of the people in behalf of constitutional and civil liberty. What are to be the final issues of these results to the Church of Rome, is yet a mystery. The Pope's claim to universal supremacy over all nations has never been withdrawn, and the distinction between civil and ecclesiastical power, has not been clearly recognized. To us, it seems that the loss of temporal power on the part of the Pope must revolutionize the whole system of Romanism. A different opinion is by some entertained, who predict that these new movements will be the destruction of that Italian exclusiveness which has surrounded the Pope with a college of sixty Cardinals, nearly all of whom are from the Peninsula, and introduce into the councils of that Church a more Catholic policy. It is, however, emphatically one of those subjects, upon which it is vain to speculate; and where we may rejoice to believe that Divine wisdom is overruling all things to the ultimate good of the Church.
In any event, however, the changes which are transpiring are of the greatest importance, and prove, at least, that the whole system of Romanism, the cumbrous growth of centuries of ignorance and superstition, is surely crumbling to pieces.
The election of President of the French Republic has resulted in the choice of Louis Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, by a large majority. General Cavaignac, the next prominent candidate, received only about twenty per cent. of the popular vote; and Lamartine, one of the most distinguished men in France, had but a nominal support. That France is ready to sit down quietly under a system of self-government, there is no reason to believe. The Provisional Government of France first reviewed the National Guard on Sunday. The election of Louis Napoleon was commenced on Sunday. His first review of the National troops was on Sunday. The horrid massacre of the citizens of Paris was the halocaust of a Godless nation on the altar of Atheism. Besides this general prevalence of infidelity, France is just now agitated and cursed by another spirit which has seized hold of the lower classes, and which is destructive of all law, order, and peace. Socialism extensively prevails throughout the French nation, as it is striving to pervade our own; and is waging war against government, property, family relations, and religion. The first Assembly under the new Republic has found it necessary to protect itself, and the peace of Paris, against these mobs or clubs, by an army of 75,000 or 100,000 men. There is no rest, no peace for such a nation, but under the iron arm of military despotism; and this they are too intelligent to endure. Anarchy and Revolution must succeed each other until they have learned the necessity of Christianity by bitter experience. And yet what a living commentary is France upon the practical workings of the Church of Rome! She has had the ear and heart of France for centuries, and these are the fruits.
A_proposition made to the National Assembly, to interpose in order to reinstate the Pope, was earnestly debated, but was passed by.
The commotions which have agitated almost every nation of the Continent, Austria, Prussia, Germany, Denmark, France, and Italy, have still left the British Constitution and Government not only unshaken, but riveted more strongly in the hearts of the people. Those restless agitators, the Chartists, in league with Dissenters and Romanists, after an ineffectual demonstration, have only met with disappointment and mortification. Englishmen have tried the experiment of a Rebellion once, and do not care to repeat it. The English Church, the guarantee of constitutional liberty, is gaining strength every year, while the sects are gradually but surely diminishing. As a correspondent of a Scotch Presbyterian paper says, "The other denominations are perceptibly waning. The star of the Church is rising to the zenith."
The secession of the Hon. and Rev. Baptist W. Noel from the Establishment, seems to have created no sensation in England, and not to have been unanticipated. The exultation with which this unimportant event is announced and commented upon in the United States, in certain religious papers, is worth remembering. The real difficulty in the case of Mr. Noel is not the union of Church and State, but his own want of attachment to the distinctive principles of the Church, as his lately published volume clearly shows.
Among the important events which have recently transpired in England, we observe, with great pleasure, the final completion of arrangements to erect a Colonial Bishopric in China. The Bishop's See is to be in the Island of Hong-Kong, with jurisdiction over the members of the English Church in the five free ports, and elsewhere, in China. Her Majesty, the Queen of England, has signified her approval of the plan; and the See is to be named "Victoria." The Bishop of London, in a Pastoral Letter, first called attention to the project; and upwards of £18,000 have been contributed for the endowment of the Bishopric, and the establishment of a College; of which the new Bishop is to be Warden. The Rev. George Smith, M. A., of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, is appointed Bishop of the new Diocese.
On the Sunday before Christmas, being one of the stated times for Ordination, there were admitted to the Order of Priests, 205 persons, and to the Order of Deacons, 182.
ENGLISH CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
The Report for 1847-48 presents the following picture of this Society's labors: "The present is the forty-eighth occasion on which the Committee of the Church Missionary Society have met their constituents to render an account of their trust. But as the Society was instituted on the 12th of April, 1799, and as the first public meeting was deferred till the close of the second year from the formation of the Society, there is a very special interest attached to this epoch, as the commencement of the Fiftieth Year of the Society's existence-the year of Jubilee, according to the reckoning of a Divine ordinance under the old Law."
During the year, one European layman and two wives of Missionaries have been removed from their labors by death; twelve Clergymen and four Laymen have left their Stations, principally on account of ill health; two laborers, one a Clergyman and the other a Catechist, now in Holy Orders, who had left their Stations with the view of being transferred to another Mission, have gone forth to their new scene of labor; ten other Clergymen and two Laymen have been sent out; and seven Clergymen, whose arrival in this country had been reported in former years, have returned in recruited health to their respective stations. The number of missionary laborers who have been sent from Europe, now at their Stations, or on their way thither, has thus been increased only by three.
Five Clergymen, two East-Indian and three Native, have been added to the laborers in South India, and two Clergymen to those in New Zealand.
The number of laborers at present in connexion with the Society, exclusive of the wives of those who are married, and of country-born and Native Catechists and Teachers, is as follows:
Ordained European Missionaries abroad.
Ditto at home....
European Catechists, Schoolmasters, and others, abroad.
European Female Teachers abroad.
Ordained East-Indian, country-born, and Native Missionaries.
Ten of the Society's students at Islington have been admitted to Deacon's Orders by the Bishop of London; one European Catechist to Deacon's Orders by the Bishop of Calcutta ; two East-Indian and three Native Catechists to Deacon's Orders by the Bishop of Madras; and one European Catechist to Deacon's Orders by the Bishop of Colombo.
Though the Committee have not been able to report great accessions to the class of Inquirers or Catechumens in any one of the Missions, yet in every one there has been not only an advance and consolidation of the Christian Churches, and of the Educational and other Benevolent Institutions, but an increase in the number of baptized persons and Communicants. There has also been abundant evidence of an awakened spirit of inquiry, and of a favorable disposition toward Christianity, among the surrounding Heathen. That which one Missionary reports respecting