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And that you may have some id•a of the manner in which their time is spent, I will sketch briefly the duties of a week. Monday morning is devoted to Natural Philosophy as a principal recitation This is followed by Arithmetic and Writing, and the commit ting to meinory a certain number of the prefixes, roots, affixes, $e. of the language. The afternoon is taken up by the whole school in drawing. Tuesday morning, a reeitation tn English Grammar, which is very particularly studied, and embraces the construction and analysis of sentences. The arithinetic, writing, and prefixes follow. The afternoon is given to Geography: Wednesday morning, History, Arithnetic, Writing, e. la the afternoon the school collecta in Mrs. Fall's room, and all read to her in some useful and entertaining work. Thursday morning, French is studird, and drawing inibe afternoon Friday morning, Astronomy, Arithmetic, &c., and another reading lesson 10 Mrs. Pall in the afternoon. On Saturday the lesson for Monday is prepared.

“You may judge from the account thus given, that not much idle time is spent; and yet nobody seems to be in a hurry, Study is the business aud the pleasure of all; and even ile youngest of our children pick up, almost spontaneously, an aniount of knowledge, at which

am sometimes surprized, and by means of which, ode after the other, ibey join some class in the seloof and go regularly ou."

POLICE REGULATIONS OF THE STUDENTS OF BETHANY

COLLEGE.
ADOPTED BY THE STUDENTS TAIXSELVES FOR THE MAINTIX AKCE OF HOOD ORDN AND

GENERAL DICORUM IN THEIR ROOM9, AND DURING HOURS OF STUDY AND AREA-
TiOx WiTUIN DOORS, AT THE TIME OF THEIR ENTRANCE INTO THE BUILDING

CALLED THE COLLEGE PROPRR. It was proposed by the President of the Institution, with the concurrence of the other members of the Faculty, to all the Students assembled, as follows:

“All our Institutions should be American. Our system of education, government, and police, should be homogeneous with our form of na. tional and state government. Colleges, Academies, and Schools, as well as domestic training, ought to be adapted to the genius of that constitu. tion and government which we have chosen for ourselves. We there fore propose to the Students of this Institution, that they take a new degree in the department of self-government, and that they form themselves into a republic, in which they shall conform to the presiding spirit all uuly American Institutions. It is then suggested to them to meet, as the people do, in their primary capacity, and adopt a constitution, and divide the boarding house and precincts belonging to the Students into wards. So soon as they have resolved themselves into a sort of federal and stale or direct government, they shall hold their elections, appoint their officers, enact their laws, hold their courts, and proceed to the execution of them. The jurisdiction and object of this police government shall be the maintenance of good order, courtesy, and polite demeanor in rooms, at table, and general intercourse in all matters connected with the details of social life in the accomplishment of which Students can, themselves, do more than their teachers, who are not always present with them. The good opinion now entertained by all the Faculty of this Institution of the general good character of the Students in attendance, based upon the very great reformation already in progress, warrants them in confidenily committing this matter into their bands, not only in making, but in carry, ing out such police regulations as will not coi fiict either with the laws of this commonwealth, nor with the charter and by-laws of this College, and such as the Students themselves who enact them will take pleasure in bonoring by a proper and respectful subordination,"

On these suggestions the Students met and adopted the following Constitution, &c.

CONSTITUTION of the Bludenta of Bethany College, for the preservation of good order among

themselves. As good order is necessary in all Literary Institutions, and especially in those constb teated as this is, we, the Students, do bind ourselves to observe the following Constitucion.

Article I. This College and ils precincts shall be divided into wards

Article Il. The Steward's Inn shall be divided into four wards, and other buildings Into such wards as the Students shall think necessary, Each ward shall include one ball; aod they shall be numbered into 1, 2, 3, 4, c. Ward No 1, shall extend from No. J. 10 No 10, including the porches. Ward No. 2. shall extend from No 11. lo No. 15., including the porches, Ward No 3, shall extend from 16 to 23. Ward No. 4 shali extend from 24 to 33.

Artiele III. The Officers shall be a President and Secretary, and one Councilman for each Ward

Article IV. The President shall have a general supervision, shall preside at all meet ings of the Council, and all meetings of thic Students, called in reference to this govern meat

Article V. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the books, collect fixes, and appropriate the money by order of the President.

drtiele VI. It shall he the duty of cacla Councilman to impose fues for ali disorders Coumined within his jurisdiction; 10 gouily the offenders at the time, and give iotice of the same to the Secretary.

Arliole VII. 'The Couueil shall meet once a-month, or as often as they consider neecs sary.

Artislo VIII. The President and Conneil shall have the power to report to the Presi dost and Faculty any violations of Colleze law, not committed by the Students.

Article (X. The Officers shall be elecied by hallot, (except the Secretary, wbo eball de Appointed by the President, by and will the consent and advice or the Council,) each Student over fourtern years of are having one vote, and thie majority of the voles pollud constituting the choice.

Article X. Any Student abore fourteen years of age shall have the power to prefer any charges against any Councilman before the Council; and if they consider such charges valid they will suspend him from office and appoint a substituto io his place until the next general meeting of the Students.

Article X( Tlie President cannot be impeacised by any, except by one of the Council

Article XII. Punishments shall consist of fines, which shall vary from twelve and a ball cents to five dollars, according to the nature of the offence.

Ofrences shall be divided into three degrees The first degree shall consist of offences (how filthy to mention,) and shall be punished by a fine from iwo to five dollars.

The second degree shall consist of fighting in the halls, offeners committed at table, anch as throwing bread, talking before or during grace, foc., and shall be punished ly a fine of fifty cents 10 lwo dollars.

T'he ihird degree shall consist of unnecessary noise in rooms or halls, throwing to or from the house, or any noise liable to disturb any one desirous of studying, and shall be punished by a fine of twelve and a half cents to fifty cents

drtiele Xul. Any person fined by a Councilman shall have the right of appeal to the President and Council asscmbled, and their decision shall be tinal; but if be does not altend at the next meeting of that body, his case shall stand adjudged

Article XIV. If any offender will not pay his fine within two works after the Secretary has called upon hin for the saine, he shall be reported to the President of the College,

Article XV. All monies collected shall be paid to that society of which the offender is a v ember, and if he is a member of no literary society, (in Bethany College) the fine shall be equally divided among such societies

Arlicle XVI. The Officers of this government shall be responsible to the Students, and the Students only.

Article XVII At all mectings of the Officers the Secretary shall have a vote.

Article XVIII. This Constitution shall require a majority of the Students for its adop tlun, allerarion, or nullification,

JAMES CLII'TON STOVE, President.
JIENRY F. M'KINNEY, Secretury.
JAMES F. FALI Councilman of Ward No 1.
TIENRY BAGAN,

No. 2.
JAMES C. CAMPBELL,

No. 3. ROBERT B. WOODS,

No. 4. At the last meeting of the Board the Trustees passed the following code of laws as respects examination and graduation:

1. Any Student who shall exhibit proficiency in any of the following schools, or portions of sehonl«, may loc declared a graduate and entitled to a diploma in such schools or por. tions of sehools, viz - Ancient or Modern Languages and its Literature; English Lan. guage and its Literature; Pure Matbematica; Mised Mathematics; Moral Philosophy; Natural Philosophy; Chemistry.

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2. In those schools in which, according to the regulations of the Faculty, thers are different branches of study which may be attended scparately, a certificate of proficiency may be given to any Sindent who shall, on examination, give satisfactory evidence of a conpetent acquaintance with any of these branches.

3 The candidates for graduation in any school in Bethany College, shall make known to the Professor of that school, within one month from the commencenient, or the titre of their matriculation, their intention to offer for graduation therein; and on failure so iodo, shall not be permined to become candidates but hy special consent of the Facully.

4. There shall be two special examinations of the candidates for giaduation in each school in which they inay offer, al such times, near the middle and end of the scosion as tie Faculty may decide.

5. The Presi lent shall appoint, to ufficiate with himseif as a committee, at the examma. tjons of each school, the Professor of that school and one other Professor; and they slahi decide opon ihe proficiency orttie candidates.

6. Each candivate shall be examined singly and alone, by the Professor of the school in which he is a candidate, or by questions propounded througla him.

7. No Student sliall be permitted to graduate or receive a certificate of proficiency in any school or part of school in Bethany College, who shall not have been in attendance at least one session previous therelo

8, Absence froin lecture or recitation more than once-a-month during the session, sliall prevent any Student from graduating, unless it be excused for good reason hy the Faculty.

9 A graduation sec of threc dollars shall be paid by each graduate to the Professor in whose school he niay graduate; also, a fee not exceeding two dollars for each certiticate of proficiency to the Professor in whose school it may be conferred. No fee shall be charged for the title of “A B." A. N.

10. It shall be the duty of the Professor, at the daily examinations of his class, to ex amine candidates for graduation with especial directness, and to keep an account of their male of preparation at these examinations, and lay it before the Facully at their monthly meetings. The daily state of preparation of each candidate for graduation shall be taken into the account in deciding upon his qualifications for degrees

11. When any student shall have graduated in all the schools of Bethany College, he Alall then have conferred upon him the title of Bachelor of Arts of Bethany College.”

12. Upon such graduates as shall give satisfactory evidence, after leaving Bethany College of a constant and unwavering perseverance in the prosecution of literature and Belence, and the practice of virtue and morality, the Faculty may, in addition to the title of Bachelor of Arts, confer the still ligber honor or Master of Arts of Bethany College; provided, that it shall be conferred upou none who have not previously obtained the title of "AB"

13. In conferring degrees and granting certificates of proficiency, the Faculty will hear constantly in mind the necessity of making these honorary distinctions the rewarde of real merit; and in no case confer them, except as testimonials not only of high literary and intellectual attaininents, hut also of high moral excellence and virtue.

14. Besides the examination of candidates for graduation, there shall he two other general exaininations-an intermediate one, to take place about the middle, and a fioal one about the end of each sessior., al such tinies as the Faculty may decide.

15. All the Students, except the candidates for graduation, shall be required to attend the intermediate and tinal examinations; each one in those schools to which he may belong.

16. From these examinations no Student shall absent himself without leave of the Faculty, under pain of any punishment, not exceeding distnission from the College.

17. The President shall appoint to ofhciale with hiniself, as a committee, in the exami. nntion of the classes of each school, the Professor of each school and one other Profeg. sor,-and they shall decide upon the relative merils of the Students examined.

IÅ The Professor of eacli school shall propound the questions addressed to his class, and the result of the examination shall be arranged by hillt, with the concurrence of use conimittee, in the form of a Rport, for the President, as follows:-Hesball establish four degrers of distinction, which stail forn the basis of four classes, in one of which he skall jace cach Sent examined, according to his proficiency-those that exhibit the first dogree of proficiency, in the first class- and so on

19 Alikese examinations the courmiliee may at discretion esclude frun the room all Suadents not belonging to the class 1o be examined.

20. The result of these examinations, as well as those for graduation, shall he entered in the circular of each Student, so far as it may concern him, and forwarded to bis parent or guardian,

21. Onile last day of each session the public shall be invited to attend The Faculty, Srudents, Trustees, and Public shall assemble in the College Hall; and after the delivery of gradualion and such other addresses as the Faculty may prescribe, the honors of the College shall le conferred in accordance with the results of the previous examination. In conferring upon candidates their respective degrees the President shall deliver to each his Miploma; and in doing so, he shall pronounce aloud, in the language in which the diptoina shall be written, the character of the honor so conferred.

2. As soon as convenient a concise report of this day's proceedings shall be prepared hy the President, and inserted in one or iwo public newepa pers.

The Faculty shall meet once every week, and every Student who shall have been absent during ibe week previous, wheiber from good cause or not, shall appear without special summons to give account for such absence to the Faculty.

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PROSPECTUS OF THE EVANGELIST, CONDUCTED BY WALTER SCOTT.

TAE EVANGELIST was begun in 1832, since which time it has laboreut to develope the whole Christian religion in its faith and order, its spirit and character, without regard either to sect or name, save as men, who choose Christ for their master, may be called "a sect;or as those who honor his name, inay be designated by his name.

To the present volumie, without respect to the precise time of our Lord's second appear. ance, pit will endeavor to establish the following propositions, viz - That as the first ad. vent of Christ, with all things thereunto appertaining was to be preached to mankind for their conversion; so liis sccond advent, with the great events of which it is pregnant, was intended, and of right ought to be preached to the disciples for their perfection. The conversion of the world, therefore, and the perfection of the whole círch of God in morals and piety, with the obligations of all preachers, teachers, and speakers for Christ to render the true faith and true lope of llie gospel triumpliaut in every neighborhood and 1p all nations, are the ends aimed at in the Evangelist.

The progress of these principles throughout the earth, with every thing in original Christianity of doctrine, discipline, worship, order, government, co-operation and fitance co relative to them, will also formi a department of the paper; while pliilosophy, literaiure, bistory, biography, and policy will occupy the place of subjects subordinate to our main designs.

W'e publish this Prospectus not ignorant of the proper sphere of a religious periodical. We are aware lizat in alniost all instances, religious nen chirfiy read religious periodicals, even as political men read political periodicals. While, therefore, the spirit of our Master prorupts us to do good to men both in the church and in the world, and while for this purpose we preach to the one and write for the oiber, and so join action to contemplation, we ieel assured nevertheless that we must depend mainly, upon our brethren for the augmen. Lation of the number of our subscribers. We therefore send them our Prospectus to be employed for its proper purposes Will they render us substantial aid in this matter? Will they hand this to their brethren, relatives, frieuds, and fellow citizeus, for subscripnon, and so make us their debtor in deed? So le it.

I. The Evangelist is printed on a royal shitor 24 pages per number, and forms at ibe end of the year a duodecimo volume of 288 pages

II. Tue day of issuing is the first Monday in every month, beginning with January and ending with December. All munbers not received by the subscribers to be suruisted by the Editor.

III. Every person ohtaining five subscribers and paying for them shall have a sixth copy gratis; aid no disoontinuance will be adınitted but al the option of ile Editor, Such as salserile within the year will be furnished with the back nuinbers.

IV. The Evangelist will be published at One Dollar in advance, per volume; and all monies paid within three months from the time of subscription will be consider+d in advance; but, having sell extensively the loss of long credit, $ 1,59 will invaria!:ly be required if payinent is deferred till atter three months

Lellers addressed to Walter Scoit, P M., Carthage, Hamilton county, Ohio.

CONDITIONS.

ERRATA.
Brother Campbell-slight typographical misjake occurs in my Review of President
Boccher, which you will please correct.
Page 101, 5!h line from bottoir, for 'consistent read inconsistent

Sonie omission ais) occurs fiere. Whether it is my uristake or your compositor's, I 687 not tay. I rather suspect it is my fault. I would be glad, iher, if your railers would taru to this paragrajilla and the following one in connexions, and notice the following egjendation:

Philology, as well as psychology, is human authority. Psychology (instcad of philo106) ') is ever wavering.&c.

At the close of the paragraph on page 162, insert as soilows:

All these, with many others, liave laid down certain principles and laus tonelı'ng the mind-ils pioral and intellectual powers-principles; which were deemed fixed and un. alterable; but the times change, and mental philosopliy changes with ihem. So with phi. hology, which, by common consent, is made a specific term to designate grammatical criticism-an investigation of the laws of language, fc) Its laws change. Philologists have, for instance, by unanimous consent, decided upon a specific meaning of the terın baptizo. That meaning is to immerse, dip, fc But, really, it seems that it has had tha meaning long enough; and now, near the middle of the 19th century, philology must be racked and iortured, completely metamorphosed in order that a new meaning may he attached to the word-a meaning corresponding with the fashions and prejudices of secia. rianism.

A. J B.

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FAMILY CULTURE, CONVERSATIONS AT THE CARLTON HOUSE.-No. XXIX.

Thomas. I have been thinking much upon the age of the world sinee our last meeting. Having to choose amongst three I am at a Joss to decide. According to the Septuagint it is now 7714 years old. According to the Samaritan it is 6542. According to the Hebre, 5816.

Reuben And I am as much perplexed with the common era as you are with the three; for, according to the common Bible, I can only make the world 3946 years old at the Christian era.

Olympas. Let us have your data.

Reuben. Abraham was born in 2008, called in 2083; thence to the law, 430; thence to the building of the temple, 480; thence to the captivity, 426; captivity, 70; thence to the Messiah, 457—in all, 3946. I find from 1 Kings vi. 1., the temple was builded in the 480th yea from the exodus from Egypt. And we are certain that the exodus was, according to our common Bible, in the year 2513. To which add 480, and we have 2993, to the 4th year of king Solomon. Now all the reigns from the 4th of Solomon to the Captivity are as follows:-Solomon, 36; Rehoboam, 17; Aviram, 3; Asa, 41; Jeho. shaphat, 25; Jehoram, 5; Ahaziah, 1; his mother, 6; Joash, 40; Amaziah, 29; interregnum, 11; Azariah, 52; Jotham, 16; Ahaz, 16; Hezekiah, 29; Manasseh, 55; Ammon, 2; Josiah, 31; Jehoahaz, 3 months; Jehoiakim, 11 years-in all, 426 years and 3 months, when the Captivity commenced. This continued 70 years. Thus we are brought down to 3189. From the going forth of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem to the Messiah, 457; in all, 3946.

Olympas. But this falls short of the time usually adopted as the Christian era, 54 years. We Protestants arrange the times as fol

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