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Jabel el Sufar to the wells of El Mileh. There, in places, the country was full of people and children, and focks and herds-a rejoicing picture of pastoral existence in all its abounding wealth ; while here, in the country of tillage, and towns, and villages, the whole land seemed to lie under a -spell.-Louth's Wanderer in Arabia.

SUCCESS OF PROTESTANT MISSIONS.

The North British Review has the following statement. " The degree of success obtained by Protestant missions is, we think, considering that their efforts were trifling until within the last sixty years, very encouraging. Wherever heathens have been brought into connection with Christians in the dependent relation of slaves, they have been led to adopt their masters' religion. Thus the liberated populations of the British West Indies are as Christian as any European peasantry. The same is the case with the slaves of the United States and elsewhere. The East Indian colonies of the Dutch contain a large number of nominal, but, we fear, only nominal, Christians. Amboyna, for example, with 5000 inhabitants, is said to be entirely Christian. Celebes and the other Moluccas contain very large numbers who have at least professed Christianity under the direction of the Netherlands Society; and, to judge from the returns made by the missionaries, these numbers are very fast increasing. The Protestant missions in British India are said by late returns to contain about 22,000 communicant members, with probably about 130,000 professed Christians. In China the work is yet in its infancy, and the communicants of the mission are numbered as yet only by units and tens; all the societies together only claim a total of 361 communicants. In the Birmah, the American Baptists return 8000 communicant members, who would represent, according to the Indian scale, a population of nearly 50,000 professed Christians. In South America, the societies return 14,000 com. municants, and in Western Africa, 13,151. In Polynesia and New Zealand the native Christians must amount to nearly 200,000. Considering that no force has anywhere been employed in favour of Protestant missions, and that, with the exception of some of the Dutch possessions, Government influence has never given them much assistance, and, in the case of British India, has until lately perseveringly opposed them, we think that these results are as great as could be expected.

“We attach no slight importance to the fact, that the success of missionary enterprise has been so variously distributed. Episcopalians have been permitted to plant Christianity at the head-quarters of the African slave trade, and to raise up a new Christian nation in New Zealand. Presbyterians, Independents, and Methodists, are the founders of the Christianity of Polynesia. Scottish Presbyterians stand in company with American Congregationalists and Presbyterians at the head of the highest kind of intellectual education in India. One of the most successful and interesting missions belongs to the Baptists, who have also taken the lead in forming vernacular literature. While the highest place in missionary honour must be reserved for the Episcopalian Moravian Brotherhood, who, while they have made themselves an apostolic history, have,

as our High Church friends inform us, neglected to continue in its due channel the apostolic succession. Yet, if outward or inward symptoms be any sign, these men have been inoculated with the true primitive virus.

Statistics.

OURS A “GREAT COUNTRY."

The following table, showing the comparative distances between some of the American and foreign cities, affords a very good idea of the extent of our continent:

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1851. 25,427 2,946 3,932

1,063

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Free States.
New Hampshire,
Wisconsin,
Vermont,
Indiana,
Oregon Territory,

Total, Free States,
Slave States.
Maryland,
Louisiana,
Virginia,
South Carolina,
Missouri,
North Carolina,
Alabama,
District of Columbia,
Georgia,
Kentucky,
Delaware,
Florida,
Texas, :
Tennessee,
Mississippi,

3,014,260

1851. 204,544 252,284 68,799 35,187 34,065 43,782 27,327 22,903 24,185 12,937 11,880 9,374 4,912 3,587 1,404

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TOXXAGE OF VARIOUS PORTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

1853.

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New York, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Baltimore, Bath, Me., New Bedford, Waldoborough, Portland, Pittsburg, San Francisco, Barnstable, Buffalo, Belfast, Me., Detroit, . St. Louis, Charleston, . Penobscot, Cuyaboga, Ohio, Chicago, Ill., Frenchman's Bay, New London, Ct., Passamaquoddy, Oswego, N. Y., Newburyport, Bangor, Me., Mobile, Norfolk, . Georgetown, D. C., Gloucester, Machias,

1851.

1852. 931,193 1,016,599 342,936 381,088 222,428 229,443 251,900 266,013 160,511 159,404 103,795 111,241 131,409 149,207 103,593 112,707 97,571 105,978 53,734 64,156 58,063 97,699 72,997 76,394 43,603 49,614 44,835 52,044 40,319 43,925 34,065 37,861 31,910 42,142 40,809 43,868 36,070 33,233 23,103 25,209 34,899 38,319 40,407 42,110 25,349 31,422 26,323 26,107 26,706 29,403 27,571 32,230 27,320 28,533 23,661 22,164 22,903 26,197 23,436 26,081 22,876 26,152

1,149,133

450,492
252,451
153,184
158,478
129,466
155,630
103,423
104,350
79,361
97,699
78,748
65,184
56,422
43,758
45,441
42,653
45,724
43,491
27,015
39,426
43,392
29,532
30,213
31,768
34,226
28,533
27,129
32,393
30,917
37,181

1854. 28,838 14,217 7,374 2,952 1,192

1855. 30,329 15,623 6,915 3,608 1,192

3,986,430

1854. 220,208 187,073 84,840 42,115 48,575 57,800 33,599 35,982 27,321 20,122 18,554 14,393 9,698 7,621 1,363

4,321,951

1855. 234,805 204,148 91,788 60,935 60,592 60,077 36,274 34,530 29,505 22,680 19,186 14,833 8,801 8,403 2,475

809,264

859,032

1854.

1855. 1,262,798 1,288,234

495,879 546,268 266,746 294,806 183,818 200,836 170,835 183,108 154,501 175,258 165,910 169,986 122,785 148,896 123,672 137,317 84,870 93,691 93,519 87,842 81,957 80,615 82,678 76,952 55,899 70,762 52,456 65,058 48,575 60,592 38,102 56,419 44,991 53,965 45,483 51,078 31,041

50,972 41,869 47,977 42,419 44,995 30,683 44,505 24,365 42,460 37,810 40,827 39,438 40,297 33,599 36,274 29,440 35,051 35,982 34,530 32,570 34,237 27,685 34,215

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Perth Amboy,
Portsmouth, N. H.,
Salem, Mass., .
Cincinnati,
Savannah,
Wiscasset,
Vienna, Md.,
Stonington,
Fairfield, Conn.,
New Haven,
Nantucket,
Louisville,
Providence,
Fall River,
Wilmington, N. C.,
Bridgeton, N. J.,.
Gt. Egg Harbour,
Camden, N. J.,
Kennebunk,
Bristol, .
Middletown,
Milwaukee,
Wilmington, Del.,

1851. 22,765 25,427 30,498 14,187 22,265 19,718 14,469 20,302 24,403 18,308 26,752 12,937 15,552 12,070 12,387 14,835 16,421 15,663 11,204 12,177 12,757 2,946 6,816

1852. 21,651 24,891 30,465 11,781 23,961 20,720 16,802 23,162 25,265 20,118 27,231 11,818 16,422 15,184 15,479 14,930 17,173 17,448 14,479 13,626 14,431 6,931 7,010

1863. 23,685 26,645 30,461 10,191 20,595 20,882 17,957 24,341 26,123 22,603 26,240 12,166 16,361 15,302 20,298 15,546 18,599

9,558 15,078 12,817 15,679 10,009 9,241

1854. 20,229 28,838 30,528 23,842 24,942 19,692 24,697 24,081 26,310 20,346 24,710 20,122 19,405 17,357 19,955 18,622 17,541 17,975 18,100 14,603 16,161 14,217 14,274

1855. 30,605 30,329 30,236 28,713 27,595 26,929 26,618 26,110 25,065 24,712 23,135 22,680 21,229 20,533 20,162 20,084 19,232 18,416 17,420 16,494 16,296 15,623 15,169

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EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS.

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The provisions for high education in the United States are continually growing. The total number of colleges is one hundred and twenty-two. The students exceed twelve thousand. This is exclusive of the high schools, many of wbich take rank with the best colleges. These, and one hundred and twenty-two colleges, employ more than a thousand professors; and possess extensive laboratories. Nearly three thousand students are honorably dismissed from these colleges annually. Of medical schools, there are about forty. The students exceed five thousand. The professors are not less than two hundred and fifty. The theological schools of the United States number forty-four. The professors number one hundred and twenty-seven. The students vary from thirteen hun. dred to fourteen hundred. The libraries belonging to these schools contain about two hundred thousand volumes. The law schools of the United States are but sixteen, and the pupils about six hundred. But this gives no fair estimate of the number of young men engaged in the study of the law. It is supposed that between thirty and forty thousand young men are engaged in such studies.

BENEVOLENT EFFORTS IN ENGLAND.

The London Christian Times gives an extended report of the receipts and expenditures of the principal benevolent associations and societies, whose operations are conducted in London. The various amounts, reduced to dollars and cents, give the following grand result:

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Bible Societies,

$627,752
Foreign and Colonial Missions,

2,133,891
Home Missions, and Church and Chapel Building
Societies,

960,003
Tract and Book Societies,

201,948 Benevolent Societies,

572,059 Orphan Asylums,

296,028 Reformatories and Penitentiaries,

91,690 Hospitals and Medical Charities,

491,334 Societies for Social Amelioration,

65,068 Educational Societies,

292,128 Miscellaneous,

97,702 Total,

$5,812,609

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Kradings for a Crisure Dour.

NOAH'S CARPENTERS.

Noah employed many carpenters to aid him in building the Ark; yet though they assisted him in getting a refuge, none of them had any benefit from it. Though helping Noah to be saved, they were lost.

Though Noah's carpenters were all drowned, there are a great many of the same stock now alive; of those who contribute to promote the spiritual good of others, and aid in the upbuilding of the Redeemer's kingdom, but personally neglect the great salvation.

Sabbath school children, who gather in the poor, or contribute their money to send tracts and books to the destitute, or to aid the work of missions, and yet remain unconverted, are like Noah's carpenters.

Teachers in Bible classes and Sabbath schools, who point their pupils to the Lamb of God, but do not lead the way, are like guide-boards that tell the road, but are not travellers on it; or like Noah's carpenters, who built the Ark, and were overwhelmed in the waters that bore it aloft in safety.

Careless parents, who instruct their children and servants, as every parent should, in the great doctrines of the Gospel, yet fail to illustrate these doctrines in their lives, and seek not a personal interest in the blood of Christ, are like Noah's carpenters, and must expect their doom.

Printers, sewers, folders, and binders, engaged in making Bibles and religious books, booksellers and publishers of religious newspapers, who are doing much to increase the knowledge of the Gospel and to save souls, but so many of whom are careless about their own salvation, will have the mortification of knowing that, while their toils have been instrumental of spiritual good to thousands, they were only like pack mules, that carried a load to market without tasting it, or like Noah's carpenters, who built a ship in which they never sailed.

Wealthy and liberal, but unconverted men, who help to build churches and sustain the institutions of the Gospel, but “who will not come

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