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Prince-now Alexander II—was married at an early age, and after bringing his young bride to the palace at Tsarskoa-Seloe, invited Dr. Baird to dine with him. After dinner the young husband asked the Doctor privately what " he really thought of the Crown Princess." As the lady was as beautiful as

princess should be, the Doctor had no hesitation in warmly congratulating the future Emancipator of Russia on his choice.

Dr. Baird could have written a most entertaining book of personal reminiscence, and probably intended to do so. The news of his death will be quite as unexpected as unwelcome to his very large circle of friends. The funeral takes place from the Preshyterian Church at Yonkers, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.--E. Post.



The Mission of the United Presbyterian Church in Egypt meets with much encouragement. Its school at Cairo has two hundred scholars, and that at Alexandria one hundred and fifty. One of its missionaries sold eight thousand New Testaments on a tour up the Nile.


JEWS IN ABYSSINIA.— The present condition of the Jewish people and their leaders is very remarkable and suggestive. The Rev. H. Stern, an eminent missionary of the London Society for the promotion of Christianity among the Jews, has just published a work entitled "Wanderings among the Falashas in Abyssinia.” The Falashas ("Exiles," as the word signifies) have, as a distinct colony of Jews, lived in the very heart of Abyssinia since long before the Christian era. They make out for themselves a magnificent pedigree. They say that their ancestors came to Ethiopia in the reign of Maqueda, Queen of Sheba, and that at one period they were independent and ruled over by a king and queen, called Gideon and Judith. They are now a subject race, scattered over five provinces of Abyssinia, and amounting to about a quarter of a million of souls. Their synagogues are to be distinguished by a red pot on the top of each of them. They have been sternly exclusive and ritualistic. They forbid all intermarriages with unbelievers, and if one of them even visit a Gentile, he must undergo a thorough back lustration before he can be received into the congregation, together with a complete and thorough change of dress. They are moral in their conduct, industrious in their habits, and “devout” after their formalist fashion.—Presbyterian Banner.

AFRICA.—Recent letters and the Liberia Herald furnish interesting intelligence from the young African Republic. A schooner-rigged craft, built at Edina by Matthias Liberty, bad reached Cape Palmas “on her first voyage to get goods for Mr. John L. Crusoe, an enterprising young merchant of Edina." The Methodist Mission had ready for shipment to the United States one thousapd pounds of coffee, the produce of the farm at White Plains, " at present under the superintendence of Mr. John Robinson, a recaptive by the Pons." Missionary Advocate.

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Death of Hon. Elisha Whittlesey, At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the American Colonization Society, on the evening of the 9th instant, the Corresponding Secretary, the Rev. R. R. Gurley, announced the sudden decease of the venerable Elisha WHITTLESEY, a Vice President of this Society, for several years chairman of the Executive Committee.

The following resolutions were then submitted and unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That, in this hour of national calamity and distress, this committee are affected by a grief not to be expressed, in the removal from their presence and counsels of the venerable Elisha Whittlesey, so long and so eminently devoted, in Congress and high offices of public trus, to the honor and welfare of our country, to this Society, and to the interests of human virtue, improvement, and appiness; and that our consolation under the loss we sustain must be derived alone from resignation to the supreme Providence in which he ever confided, and wbich directed and supported him in his varied and multiplied exertions for mankind.

Resolved, That the members of this Committee, and the friends generally of the American Colonization Society, can never cease to cherish a warm and grateful remembrance of their departed friend for his early, constant, zealous, and able services for this institution, (both as for many years chairman of the Executive Committee and a Vice President of the Society,) to the progress of which he was permitted eminently to contribute during his long life by his writings, his counsels, his efforts, and his prayers.

Resolved, That the preceding resolutions be published, and communicated to the family of the deceased.


Items of Intelligence. EMANCIPATION IN Missouri—Jefferson City, (Mo.,) March 8.- A bill has been introduced in the State Senate for the gradual extinction of slavery in Missouri. It provides that all children born of slave niothers after the 4th of July, 1863, shall be free. All such children to be apprenticed to the owner of their mothers till they arrive at the age of twenty-one. All children born of such apprentices to be apprenticed to the master, or to whom their mother is apprenticed, until such mother reaches the age of twenty-one. The terms of apprenticeship to conform with the general act concerning apprentices, passed in 1855.

Latest NEWS FROM NEW ORLEANS.New York, March 8.—The steamer Columbia has arrived from New Orleans on the 27th, and Havana on the 2d instant. Among the passengers from Havana are two persons who have just landed a cargo of Africans in Cuba, their profits amounting to $960,000, which they brought in gold to this port.

DECEASED.—Miss Mary Caroline Stevens died in Talbot county, Md., a few days ago. The packet ship “Mary Caroline Stevens," running between this port and Liberia, was called after the deceased, her father, the late Col. John Stevens, having made a present of the ship to the American Colonization Society.Baltimore Sun.

Treaty with Liberia. We understand that the treaty concluded at London between the United States and the Republic of Liberia, between the Plenipotentiaries of the two Powers, the Hon. Charles Francis Adams, United States Minister at the Court of St. James, and Stephen Allen Benson, President of Liberia, has been confirmed by the Senate, and approved by the President of the United States. The treaty is said to be very brief, guarantying reciprocal freedom of commerce between the two Powers, and stipulating that the citizens of each contracting country shall enjoy in the other all the rights and privileges which are or may be granted to any other foreigners, citizens, or subjects of the most favored nations. In one of its articles the United States pledges itself never to interfere, unless solicited by the Government of Liberia, in any difficulties beween that Government and the aboriginal inhabitants. See this treaty in the present number.

Latest from Liberia. The Rev. H. B. Stuart, Congregational Minister at Greenville, (Sinon Co.,) Liberia, writes (December 17, 1863,) of the happy death of his daughter, and mentions gratefully the most kind aid he had received in his affliction from our excellent friend, Dr. G. W. Hall, who visited him at that time. Mr. Stuart says the church and school are in a healthy condition.


We expect the return from Liberia of the Mary C. Stevens, early in April. We look for the departure from Baltimore for this Republic, of this fine ship on the first of May next. A goodly number of emigrants may be expected; quite a number from this District. Applications should be promptly made to the Rev. Mr. Wm. McLain of this office, 411 Penn. avenue, or to Dr. JAMES HALL, Colonization office, Baltimore.

FREEDOM AND EDUCATION.–Since the emancipation of the Russian serfs, the Government of Toula, which formerly had ten village schools, and 256 pupils, has now 1,123 schools, with 16,387. The schools in Simbirsk have increased from 20 to 277, and of pupils from 375 to 4,192; in Podolia, from 308 to 1,238 schools, and from 14,596 to 30,000 pupils.




From the 20th of February to the 20th of March, 1863.

lection in Congregational By Rev. F. Butler, ($40:)


$2 00 Arlington - S. Deming, $3.

Windsor-Hon. Allen WardH. Canfield, $2 ....... $5 00

Rev. Malcolm Westford--Ballance of col

Douglass, $1...

3 00

ner, $2.


Vermont Miscellaneous,

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. which constitutes Aaron

Washington City-Dr. L. A. G. Pease, of Norwich, a

Edwards, through William life member.........

$30 00

$10 00 Miscellaneous

514 67 RHODE ISLAND. 40 00 By Rev. John Orcutt, ($5:)

524 67 Newport-A friend ............. 5 00 Liberian Government--For inCONNECTICUT.

terest received on their acBy Rev.John Orcutt,($519.50:)


699 74 Hartford-Rev. William W.

OHIO. Turner, James B. Hosmer,

By Rev.O.B.Plimpton,($88:) Alfred Smith, each $50.

Rev. W. Brainard, John NeCharles F. Pond, $30, to

vill, C. N. Sorter, J. B. constitute himself a life

Hovey, Harris Janes, Mermember. Mrs. Charles F.

cy Smith, Charlotte BarPond, $30, to constitute

ker, William Radcliff, S. herself a life member. H.

C. Mosier, M. Searles, Huntington, Cash, each

Stephen Thayer, Jonathan $20. D. P. Crosby, Lucius

Searles, and Joel Gorman, Barbour, Charles Seymour,

each $1. Lyman Stocking, William T. Lee, Cash, R.

A. Cook, Edm’d Richmond, Mather, Cash, S. S. Ward,

and Rev. Samuel Gregg, Austin Dunham, E. Flow

each $2. J.H. Minor, Rufus er, Mrs. Thos. S. Williams,

Mapes, William Apthorp, Mrs. L. H. Segourney, ea.

Ancil Walworth, Clarissa $10. Mrs. H. C. Trum

Bishop, Mary Silliman,and bull, E. T. Smith, George

Nancy Hall, eaeh $5......... 56 00 W. Moore, Mrs. Mary A.

Elkton--Columbiana county, Pitkin, Cash, C. H. Nor

without names.........

32 00 tham, E. B. Watkinson, H. L. Porter, Mrs. Thomas

88 00 Day, Cash, D. Phillips,

Cincinnati legacy of John Cash, Edwin Taylor, Chas.

McCormick, late of CincinHosmer, Henry Keney,

nati, deceased, by his exJames Goodwin, President

ecutors, Edward McCorEliot, each $5. Bishop

mick and Thos. M. Gechin 2,000 00 Brownell $4. S. D. Sperry,

IOWA E. K. Root, Samuel Taylor,

Newton—-John A. Garnett, 0. Allen, Charles Benton,

sent from Paducah, KenJ. C. Walkley, Albert Day,


115 00 E. Bolles, B. E. Hooker, each $3. Misses Draper,

FOR REPOSITORY. Cash, S. Spencer, Albert F.

RHODE ISLAND- BristolDay,each $2. S. W. White,

Benjamin Hall and Mrs. M. Lord, G. B. Corning, A.

Samʼl Bradford, for 1863, 2 00 D. Enson, J. Langdon, Dr.

MARYLAND--BaltimorePreston, each $1.......

500 00 E. L. Witthaus, for 1863... 1 00 Canton Centre--Canton Col.

OHIO-Marion- Pev. H. H. Society, in addition,to con

Messenger, for 1863...... 1 00 stitute Rev. O. N. Lyman

Walnut Hill-Rev. J. C. a life member........

950 Boutecou, for 1863 ......... 1 00 ConnecticutTwo friends..... 10 00

Total Repository...... 5 00 519 50 Donations

836 00 Connecticut Colonization


2,000 00 Society, by Charles Sey

Liberian Govern't..... 699 74 58 50

Miscellaneous....... 514 67

mour, Treasurer.

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The return of the Mary Caroline Stevens, to sail for that Republic

on the 16th instant.

The return of the Society's ship, the Mary Caroline Stevens, on the 15th April to Baltimore, supplies us both with letters and papers, bearing date to February 21st. By unfavorable winds, the ship was detained on our coast, for a fortnight, but finally anchored in safety with a valuable cargo of palm oil and other productions of the tropics. Edward S. Morris, of Philadelphia, a gentleman of very benevolent views, who visited Liberia to promote her agricultural interests, especially the culture of coffee, returned in this ship; also Bishop Burns and wife, who are held in high esteem. in the Methodist Church, and now seek a cooler region for gaining new vigor to health.

The Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Society writes: “While we have nothing of great interest from Liberia, our intelligence is one of encouraging character. Much agricultural attention has been awakened. Mr. Glasgow writes that he has orders for 100,000 bricks, and that more than fifty new brick houses are to be erected this season on the St. Pauls.''

Since commencing this notice, we see announced the death of Bishop Burns, in Baltimore, on Sunday afternoon, in the fifty-fourth year of his age. “The deceased, says the “Sun,' had been a missionary in Africa since 1839, and was elected the first colored Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Liberia in 1856.

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