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dissipation. But they begin to despair of any favourable alteration in the manner of distributing the presents the Indians receive at Malden; as an attempt to effect this distribution at a place less distant, does not promise a greater degree of safety to their morals, judging from an instance they had an opportunity of becoming acquainted with, where something of the kind took place in their vicinity. The crop of Indian corn had been plentiful this season, notwithstanding the drought in August and September; and our brethren were the more grateful for this mercy, as their neighbours 30 miles up the river were almost entirely deprived of their crop. Not an instance was recollected of so uncommonly healthy an autumnal season as the last. When the letters left Fairfax most of the menwere absent on their fall hunt of deer, which was stated to be remarkably successful this
A number of bears had likewise been shot, and among the rest a very large one quite near the town. Notwithstanding this dispersion, the schools and meetings were regularly kept.--Ibid.
JEWS IN ENGLAND,
The Rev. J. C. Reicharit, who for four years has been laboring among the Jews on the continent of Europe, has lately been employed by the London Jews Society, in regular Missionary labors in the city of London He has also visited towns in the vicinity of the metropolis, where Jews reside, in order to excite their attention to the gospel. Within a few months, the Society have recei ed particular accounts of six Jewish individuals, who have been received as members of the Christian church. The number of Jewish children now under instruction in this city, in the schools of the Society, is 40 boys, and 43 girls. Schools are established at Hamburgh, Posen, Pinne, Dresden, Madras, Bombay, Dantzic, Margonin, Schlichtensheim, and Warsaw; and the committee express the opinion, that the Jewish children in these different schools exceed 500. The Society circulates the Old Testament in the Original Hebrew. Many of the Jews, however are willing to read the Scriptures, in the modern languages. This makes a new, but pleasing demand on the sources of the Society.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON.
A late Dublin paper says. We are happy to perceive that the Duke of Wellington takes so warm an interest in the scriptural instruction of the Irish poor. To promote that benevolent object, his Grace has lately contributed 1001. to be equally distributed between the London Hibernian Society, and the Ladies' Female Hibernian Society.
PROTESTANISM SPREADING IN FRANCE.
In the years 1825 and 1826, about 1,500 Catholics in Lyons, and between 100 and 200 in the neighboring villages, joined the Protestant church; and since that period there have been numerous conversions in various parts of the kingdom, and particularly in the northern departments. Within a few months, a Protestant Society has been formed in Dijon, under very favorable auspices. The Rev. Dr. Pinkerton, an agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, writes from Paris, under date of October 9th, as follows:
“On the 26th ult. I reached Dijon, on my way from Lyons; and made the acquaintance of the newly appointed Protestant pastor of that place, M. de Frontin. The following day I heard him preach an excellent sermon to about 120 people, assembled in a large back room in a yard. This was his second sermon to the small, now rallying, Protestant flock of Dijon ; who have never enjoyed the privilege of a pastor since they were scattered at the revocation of the edict of Nantes: and remarkable it is, that the first time they met for worship, after this long separation, happened to be in the very same hall in which the then Bishop of Dijon saved their ancestors from the massacre of Bartholomew's eve! Three poor artisans, I was told, have been the instruments used by Providence for bringing about this resurrection of the Protestant cause in Dijon. M. de Frontin informed me, that he has found all their families supplied with the Scriptures except two. Many thousand copies of De Sacy's Testament have been distributed in Dijon by a zealous Catholic lady and others. Since that time there is frequent inquiry made by the Catholics for Bibles; and it is supposed that nearly one third of M. de Frontin's hearers, on the Sunday that I heard him preach, were Ca-, tholics N. Y. Observer.
TEMPERANCE MEASURES IN SCOTLAND.
The Rev. Mr. Collins of Glasgow, in a letter to the editor of the Evangelical Magazine, gives the following encouraging account of Temperance Measures in Glasgow. “We are directing our whole force against this mighty evil, which is afflicting and desolating the lower orders in our country, and which threatens, by its rapid progress, to destroy them altogether. We have formed a temperance scciety in Glasgow, and there are societies forming in various parts of the country. The people in general seem to be awakening to the extent and destructive nature of the evil. The Glasgow society has, within the last month, circulated nearly 50,000 tracts on the subject. The newspaper press is aiding us here; and we are anxious that the periodical press would lend its aid and influence, in endeavoring to arrest an evil so injurious to the social, moral, and spiritual interests of our population. We shall rejoice, if you will give your best thoughts and attention to this important subject.”
MALTA, February 12. The Greek sailors are well received at Constantinople, and handsomely paid.—The Hydriotes are entering into the naval service of the Sultan. Yesterday the Russian squadron arrived here on its return to Cronstadt.
MOROCCO, February 16. Peace has been concluded between Morocco and Austria, and the treaty has been forwarded, for satisfaction, to Vienna.
The Nueremberg Correspondent gives a statement dated Banks of the Neva, Feb. 16th, which represents that the Russians are making. serious preparations to renew the contest with Turkey, if circumstances should require it. “Every thing indicates that the army of Gen. Diebitsch will be reinforced in the Spring by 40,000 or 50,000 men, and will thus be stronger than during the late war.”
The Royal Court of Paris, at its session on the 4th of March, finally confirmed the senter.ce of an inferior tribunal passed in July last, by which M. Fountain, editor of the Pancien Album, was condemned to five years' imprisonment, a fine of 10,000 franes, and five years' deprivation of civil rights, for publishing an article disrespectful to the King.
They wrote from Warsaw, on the 23d February, that the Russian Government had adopted new and severe measures against the Jesuits, directing all belonging to the order who should come into the country clandestinely, to be immediately arrested, and sent to Beresow in Siberia.
A London Journal states that the Rev. W. H. Medhust, in July last, was continuing his labors, at Java with some success Two young Chinese gave pleasing evidence of sincere attachment to Christianity. The number of pupils in the Chinese schools was increasing. “An enlightened Mahometan,” says Mr. M. “who lives near, having lamented universal ignorance of his countrymen, and the utter uselessness of their present schools, wherein nothing is taught but the Koran in Arabic, has agreed with me to endeavor to set up a school for teaching Malays, and has expressed his willingness to admit into it what. ever books I may think proper. Accordingly I have printed a Malay schoolbook in the Arabic character, with which he is to make a beginning."
There was a desolating hurricane at Elizabeth town Pa. on the 22d ult. A correspondent of the Pittsburg Gazette says,-that about ten minutes before the hardest blow was felt, it was heard like dis
tant thunder-and the nearer it approached the heavier became the general crush. Major Walker, who had experienced a similar storm forty years since in this country, gave the alarm to his family and neighbors, advising them to betake themselves to their cellars of strong holds, as a hurricane was certainly approaching. By this time the air was literally filled with the hurling fragments, such as roofs of houses, rafters, boards, rails, shingles, &c. &c. Not a house, tree, fence, or scarcely any thing, is left standing within the space it appeared to occupy, which we think is about one fourth of a mile wide, and in a vein from west to east.
Tornado in Ohio.--The late hurricane or tornado, which passed through Urbanna, in Ohio was similar to the one described above, ft was on the same day. It passed through the village about halipast one o'clock P. M. The first building it struct was swept away. Several persons were killed. The whole number of houses inhabited that were more or less affected by the gale, is thirty-one; and the entire number of buildings injured and destroyed in the Village, is seventy
“From houses that were overthrown, nearly every article of furniture and clothing was swept away, and scattered along the path of desolation, as far as it has been traced. Mr. George Bell's large family Bible (for instance,) was found fifteen miles Northeast from this place !-Southern Rel. Tel.
The Reformed Dutch Church of New Brunswick, N. J. have unanimously elected the Rev. J. J. Janeway, D. D. to be their pastor. Dr. Ely says, if Dr. J. accepts this call, he will return to his mother church, which has loaned one of her true sons to the Presbyterians from his youth to the present time, about thirty years.-Sous. Rel. Tel.
Messrs Editors, In reading one of our village papers a few days since, my attention was drawn to an advertisement of a “Lottery Scheme," as it is called. After reciting the different brilliant prizes of 10,000 dollars, 5,000 dollars, &c, &c. it concluded with the following: 5051 Prizės, į Tickets.
Am't. Prizes 9139 Blanks, Š 14,190 at $5 each.
$56,700, As the arithmetic of the Scheme-maker seems to have failed hine here, and as I dislike to see an unfinished statement, I beg leave to complete it. Let me see:
14,190 Tickets at $5 each, is $70,950
Balance unaccounted for,
14,250 dollars profit! a little more than 25 per cent. A pretty fair business, and quite as likely, I should think, to fill the pockets of the seller as the buyer. But stop—I have omitted one item of the account. There is a discount from the prizes of 15 per cent. I will state it again :
14,190 Tickets at $5 each, is $70,950
22,755 $22,755!! 47 per cent. advance on cost!! I am no longer surprised at its being called a scheme.
I think a physiologist would find the organ of gullibility very fully developed in ticket buyers, for it is the most surprising part of it. that the tickets can be sold at all. If a man is determined to gamble, I should think he would be careful to have the chance as great in his favor as against him. If a man should throw dice for a wager and give his opponent three throws to his two, he would be just as wise as one who buys tickets—and if he should deposit an equal sum with his opponent, and cast lots for it, he would be 47 per cent wiser. But the chief evil growing out of owning lottery tickets, is not the loss of money paid for them, it is the ruinous habits of mind, and consequently of business, that it occasions.
The farmer, or mechanic, or merchant, who is in the habit of purchasing tickets, soon learns to look upon the plough, the work shop, or the desk, as slow and toilsome means of acquiring competence and wealth-the excitement occasioned by his expectation of becoming rich at once, unfits him for his ordinary occupation--he places reliance upon the prize which he hopes to draw, to meet his engagements and to procure the means of a living, and if he is fully imbued with the lottery spirit, he will not change his course until his ability to continue in it is exhausted.
I know an instance of a man of talents and respectability who be. oame addicted to this species of gambling: A friend who was his security for an important trust committed to him by government, found his affairs were becoming embarrassed, called upon him frequently and urged a settlement of his concerns, but in vain. One day, however, the officer called on his bail, and told him that by the Friday of next week it would all be settled. Upon questioning him as to his ability to do it, he told his friend, (in confidence that in a remarkable dream a Lottery Ticket of a particular number was pointed out to him as the one that would draw the high prize, that fortunately he had found that very ticket—that it was to be drawn the next week, and it of course would furnish him the means of rederming his pledge! It is perhaps needless to say, that in the end the surety paid 6 or 7,000 dollars.
I know another instance of a man who purchased a lot of land on a credit, and by industry and hard labour put it in a fine state of cultivation--raised good crops, was frugal in his expenses, and, appa