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TWENTY DOLLARS PER ANNUM PUBLISHED BY -A COMMITTEE OF 3,'NIb.TGilV, FOR THE M. E. CHURCH, .OUTH. E. H MYERS, EDITOR.,


Vol. XXVii.U-No. 51. Augusta, Ga., Thursday, December 22, 1864. New Series.-No. 15"


THIS AND THAT SIDE THE RIVER.
There's a.dask rolling river that's flowing between
The shoreof land that is hardened with sighs,

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S .i .... ar.. I rIl . -, - r- ..I-' ; C :I- .
Aud the brightest of landscapes in changed into gloom,
And hushetdare the voices of gladness and love.
On that side the river, no storm cloud endeavors
To spread its dark wing o'er the ever-bright land;
No flowers ever withered, no songs ever hushed,
For stript oftheir verdure do blighted trees stand.
- On this aside the river, 0, the friends best beloved
Are forced from our arms, and are whelmed in the stream
And earth's sweetest cup is with bitternesamiogled,
A- ad friendaihip, alas! lfadrsawaiy iihe a dream,
On that side the river, no lored ones are severed,
And there has no mingled cup ever been known,
Nor the heoairt ever bleeds, nor the eye ever weep'
For friendship, like autumn leaves, withered and strown.
On this side the river, the cypress and willow .
Blnd gloomy, and weeping, where roll the dark waves
Thatin dirgeabreak on the sad, desolate shore,
.That discovered with wrecks and crowded with graves.

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Where no bark has been wrecked, no tomb has boen sacn.
Th-u, thus shall the river flow on, singing dirge,,
And mortals stand weeping upon its dark shore,
And hopes shall be blighted, and barki shall be stranded,
Till the angel of God crise, Time is no more !

LOCALITY AND CHARACTER.
"The whole creation groans,
And waits to hear that voice,
That shall restore her comesinass,
And make her wastes rejoice.
Come, Lord, and wipe away
The curse. the sina, th slain,
And make this blighted world ofours
Thine own fair world again !"
"Nevertheless we, according fo his promise, look for new
heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
2 Peter iii. 13.
little has been said in Scripture fitted to
gratify an idle curiosity regarding the circum-
stantials of future bliss. The extreme and
studied reserve indeed, of the sacred writers
on this subject forms one of the striking indi-
rect evidences that they were neither impos-
tors nor enthusiasts-neither pleasers of men,
nor compilers of ounningly devised fables.
Had they been so, they would doubtless have
Sappealeuc more than they have done to the fancy
and passions of their readers, expatiating on
the scenery and splendors of the world to
come.
While,. however, the .statements are brief
and fragmentary regarding the locality and
characteristics of Heaven, it becomes us, with
a modest precautionto-ha. "B-wi g-O elo-i-L. i
written."
The verse, of the apostle Peter offers us ltwo
themes for meditation on a futdie state of blisp
-two Grapes to be gleaned from the Esehol
clusters.
1st, We are to look for "new heavens and a
new earth."
The present globe on which we dwell is to
undergo a purifying process by fire. Vhen.
the day of the Lord comes "as a tlhicf in the
night," "theheavensslall rass away wilthli a great
.noise, and the elements shall meltwith fervent
heat, the earth also and- the works that are
therein shall be burned up." Although, how-
ever, a conflagration be here spoken ot, we have
strong reason to conjecture that this planet,ovcr
which "the morning .stars sang together," and
which the Almighty Creator Himselfpronounced
-to be veryy good," is not to be annihilated-
not to be expunged from the "records of crea.
tiou,"-butrather only remoulded and recon-
stfucted into a "new earth," nobler alnd more
beautiful than when the Sons of God shouted
over it their lofty anthems. Again, (although
we have no positive authority in assigning a
special locality for the future home of the
glor fled,) we can affirm, with strong grounds
of certainty, that that home--be it where it
may-must consist of a material habitation of
some kind, suited to material bodies. What-
ever change may take place hereafter on our.
physical frames-however refined and even
spiritual in one sense they may be-we know
that a glorified body cannot, in the nature of
things, bs an ethereal, angelic, spiritual essence;
floating, in dreamy, shadowy firm, th'Arugh the
regions of space.' Itmust astumea substantial,
visible, tangible shape. It ifto be "'fashioned"
like unto the glorious resurrection body of
Jesus. Much of our present corporeal organ-
ism, as we may afterwards more particularly
note, may, and most probably will, be retained
and restored; only theie" funclir-s vastly
augmbentd, and the sphere of activity vastly
enlarged. If, then, for these glorified bodies
some local material habitation must necessaiily
b6 provided, another step leads to tlie proba
able (the natural) -infarence, that their old.
abode, puriBi',d and renovated, would form the
most befitting locality for their eternal. rQsi
denoe. We have seen ina previousMeditatlioni,
that the Great Being, at whose feet they a-are to
cast their crowns, is most frequently 'spoken of
and adoredu by them under His suffering title,
"The Lamb." If He delights to- remember
earth as the ceonO of His humiliatin-if He
delighted to dwell in its "habitable .r.l= ;
eraslong antecedent to the Incarnanion cnr.l
sr'e lh, mnllsr.ns ll -i, n1.1 ,are r . -1
inO eu.t,lencr,.-ehow much more rili II .i
light t.) raverse it. wleu- ".-H.o i...:..i, i. I
pains, III t -.,h all p -.it-in t.,.. m c, 3..b ,. ,1-
ument and ltophyof r L- unspeAk .-.le f-, .
and I-l.-;' Ii ir not reas-m,,lmle10 t ,,ii ithati
lb< ihe rrO en hch hIa redcmpticn oerlk vims
athet,-.1, so far f'rom beirg.- eri s,., Ii',.ra [Lho
units, r'. il rallir be L'-aui ed- rir, -rt,:-el
and iren.:.,i l l-Jt, try--a I alron r.iL.t on
shel. pi mrc;pl,,iniand -,'r-wer.a ill .llia bh L
fi ixheir wondering g-: and g,7' Hrosa it
mn-mrriEs Ireba matter aihd motive lor prai s
Will n-ot the Eong iTLtened to by Isa;,h mn t14
._- i-4-. J#tL l iolmpff,-when he heard "one


cry to another,"-riseitoits full cadence, in the cases, locked to their senses. -So in Heaven. selection and variation of the means employed' much without him ? Have we not been con-
ingathered Church of the Redeemed, when, Without holiness, I cold have ro relish for bt accomplish his end. lie. consiered the tentedwith the world, instead ot desiring
on the platform of "the new earth," and communion with God4. I must have a moral circumstances, the tempers, thi- prejudices of Christ ?'-Have wo been, all of us, like that
under the dome of "the new heavens," the vision to render me capable of appreciating h:s bearers. He addressed every I r.,,cip little ewe lamb that did drink out of his mas-
tena thousand times ten thousand and thou- the moral loveliness'of its scenery ;-I must and every. passion f human nature. 11, ..i tears cup,and feed from his table? Havewe
sands of thousands will be-heard rolling in the have spiritual tastes ;and likings to lender its soned; he declaimd ; lie reproved; hlie ad- otrather been contentto strayuponthemous-
three-fold aseription-" Hoty, holy, holy, is the holy society congenial. As little could an monished; he warned; he encouraged. Hte taisi, "feedinganywherebutat, home? Ifear-
Lord of hosts! The whole earth is full of His inhabitant ,..fIoui r t, with his present bodily compassed sea and land to furnish himself with may,of the troubles of our heart spring from
glory?" organization 1.e ablr o sustain life in a plant illustrations and assistaance: He borrowed ,want of communion with Jesus. Not many of
If we.are forbiddenoto haszirl stronger asser- near the sun (ruch al Mercury,) ai the singer, from the institutions of Judaiem. 'He bor- us are the kind of men who, living with Jesus,
i,.u -..* -, -l.r. ,li ,-.-., l,.k of all this as with his spiritual or gnization unchanged, be rowed frnim the institutions of LeoubL-r.om hi. .eciesi murl anow 0 no- we live too
u,,,rrnii.,1-:.-i;-ctt-rt. iL.rlbi.:,rownprcsent ableto bear the blazeof that heaven of unsul- HIe borrowed from the manneis ... th.,-se. mu0ch- ,rnb.ut the light of his countenance;
sin stricken, woe-worn earth) may only have to lied purity, Ile borrowed from the festive games, Not a od n,- i :,. lr., ,rhon he is gone from us. -
-.,i oiftheseher ashen robes of guilt and woe, 0 happy time! when alike ihe world without wrestling or a race passed by. ...us,,:.ach r ofus, then, for I am sure we have
to become a heavenly and eternal home for her and the world within will be purified-hallow- unimproved 5 -, "ccurrehri, however acc- ', r some measure put up the
ransomeel children-beautilul amid a "sister. ed-'"made meet fo. the Master's'use." Every dental er : .d.-- ',,.:-' he seized, to guide the" ,.h r r.. rJ L.some measure, pr up e
hood of worlds." Scripture significantly speaks, passion quelled-every usurper thrown out- attention which it awakened to some wise and r r, revive ywor
not of the renewing or remodelling of all when from this creation, nOw "groaning and important purpose -Wr. Jey. THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT,
things, but of "the restitution of all things." travailing in pain," shall arle a perpetual IS IN HEAVEN."
It is the building of the old fabric which hymn o praise and ;-whe sin, which DEMONIACAL POSSESSION. I shall never be happy again," quivered the
earthquake had shattered ;-the disentangling like a vast avalancheliks been crushing it down, The traveller in Palestine teets with a thou- pale lips; "earth and sky are alike dark to me
ofstoneby stone from the matting yeeds and shall have melted away forever! And more sand oljects, to remind him thatre -is.inthe sinethey laid my only one in the dust?'
ivy, and chiselling.them afresh for the heavenly than this, when my own heart-regenerated, country in which the sacred writers lived and t "Does religion, then, afford you no consola-
,Temple. All that sin has left unsullied may glorified-will becotie a cns5cratei altar, on wrote. The natural scenery, the mountains, ion ?'" asked the white haired pastor solemnly.
remain as.it VWe may have the same glo. which the sacrifices (f righteousness will be rivers and lakes, the varimlO productions of th 'Dos not thethought that you shall go to him
rious sky for a canopy--the sam-a everlasting offered continually; self, sin, corruption, no soil, the customs of the people, their odes of lift this veil from your spirits ?"
mountains to gaze uposn-the same grateful longer burning their defiled incense and strange salutation, and even their costume, the garments "No, no-I know nothing-think of nothing
vicissitude of seasons,-the same winds to chant fire, but all shall "grow" into art "holy temple in which they are clad, appear- tobe the same but that 1 have lost him-lost him. Allis
-the same waves to chime, "Glory to God in in the Lord." or such a,s are often mentioned in the writings dead blank,.my hearts like a stone. O! I
the highest!" The eye may be charmed, as Lord! I would seek to have thi3 heaven of the Evangelists and Apostles. In all the b yert like va s e. 0
now, with harmonious coloring-the ear de- begun! Let menot only see the Esheol clubs various references tothesethingstheintelligent wouldgiveworldstolose this awful weight--
lighted, as now, with music and song. The ters ; lot me taste them. Give me grace to traveller sees that the gospel narrative is a. his- orlds, world say this terrible weight ay
senses maybe as susceptible (ormore sseepti- become more and more holy. Let the power tory of real life. And itis remarkable that he And ifl-hsholdhearhsterribleweightnay"
ble) than they now are of the sublime and of evil wax weaker and weaker, and the power meets with persons, thought to be possessed of be cast off-thiscoldfoheart made warmagair he
beautifulin nature;-art may vindicate, under of holiness wax stronger and stronger. It has demons,like thosedeescribed by the sacred his- "0! tell mehow-forlam in despair," she
nober auspides, her claim to be the handmaid been beautifully said, "The upper streets of torians. crin one year, der madam," said the white
of all that is pure and lovely and of good re glory are on earth." Let it be so with me. Dr. Thomson, who spent twenty-five years as hairedonan, y only son, grown to manhood,
port;-the harpers ha.ping on a glassy sea, Let my heart become now a miniature of a Missionary in that land, reminrks thatin Sidon airedman, "my only sn, grlaidown to manhood,
undimmed and unfrotted by a ripple of sinr heaven. Let me know, in my blissful expe, there are cases of epileptic fits, which in exter- was drowned; myfelad in death, ande; myown
or sorrow;-the very word which are now at rience, the truth of the Saviour's words, The nal manifestations, closely resemble that men- daughter takenfrom me bydeath, and my owner
times atiuned.to our sinful lips in a siaful kingdom of God is within you." honed in Mark 9: 1, Matthew 17: 15 and heahsoprotratedthat could no longer
world, may be set to the higherr music and ,-iny a.joyful sght was.g.en, Luke 9: 38. These fits (hesays) have seized a minister inholy things to my people.".
me ld, i e of o e -ih ml s any a lovely vision here young man in my own house, repeatedly: and- "How sad !" cried the young widow,'lasping
dies, how man wo rd purity and love--', nd nd sa arry ,even, ltthe spirit taketh.him, and he suddenly rieth her hands, while her eyes.filled." How.did you
Lord, how manifold are thy works in wisdom Friendchip'. nmie, affrctions tear!
hast thou made them all! The earth is full ot These were shadows sentin love, out, andfi/amethat the mouth and gnasheth with -howcould you bear it ?"
thy riches!" :of realiiesahovel his terh, and is cast down wherever he may be "By looking up to my Father, and saying,
The 2d statement in the word,- of Peter is "Here were weet and varied ton.,, seized, and pineth away until you would think 'Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Th tBtrd. and braezs, and fountain's fn he was actually dead. Matthew calls him a Is the prayer new toyou
the special characteristic f these cv heavens yetCreio'sch o di ate one, ross
and new earth, wherein dwelleth righteous- ,erd sigh'd ilgh aluati," and M k cls tire spirit of which pno" murmured the dicaolate one,
ness." There no discord jas ths air, he is poVessed, a dumb spirit." "And there her pale face bowed upon her hands. "I say
This brings us again to the great truth, that Blarmony is perfect there! are cases in which the disease accompanies, and it every day-but-I have never feltit."
it is the moral aspect and character of heaven, "gre devotions healing balh in others it obviously occasions dumbness.I The Sabbath came round, and the young .
and not its lolitywhichmostconcernsOften cae to soothe my breast will not say that such unfortunate creatures are widow;, fr the first time since her husbands
andnot its locality, which dcripti st conrns. ricuresrof a fuoepd holyalm tormented by an evil spirit, but -Iam sure that death, went to the house of God. On heriway
if the Bibl. descriptions aiid picturesof a fu- Earnests of eternal rest.e
ture state teach ns anything, it is this-not to But the glory was unknown, no c tiling skeptic can prove that they-are not.". she met the whitehaire man, and with a
indulge in fanciful theories abut the aeeesso- Which shall there be all my own! '-The instance mentioned by Mark 5: 2--16 gentle-but subdued smile she said, "canbear
Ties of heavenly bliss, but to keejYor rmm ------------- -" -~^ .. .- ^ ai w = w., nw.
focused on this great truth-that "holiness- there are some like it at the present day-furl- A light as from heaven beamed on his aged
ecometh that rkigd It matters hompr TO.THBE IMPENITENT. ous and dangerous maniacs, who wander about face. "Then you Iound his strength suffI-
eo ltt k a, bt i matters O sinner, thou hast not continued in all. the mountains and sleep in tombs and caves dient,"
ativuly little whera we shall be, but it matters things written in the book of the law ; thouI In their worst paroxysms they are quite un- "Yes," she answered ; "it was a struggle, but
much, and it c s us muh, to know what that hast no Christ; the day is coming when manageable and prodigiously strong. And this, so soon as I felt it was right, the load fell off."
we shall be. We ay not be able cstegorically these things will stand before thee, as dread, I suppose, is about what the-evangelists mean Andthewhite-haired pastor, as hestoodup
ito pronounr shet'r heaven is on soen e column, real things. And then ; ah then. by their breaking the chains and fetters with i-.talk o L'te people, took for his .ext the
distant, and as yet ntra erse~ inook in rea- what wilt thou do? "And after death, the which they had been found. It also appears '..r.'il:--.thy ,ll -e done."-
tion ; or whether it may be this very earth, -
ionscrahthed b- 00 ny nbegtie memo resrof judgment." 0, can you picture-. that they went naked; for when they were heal-
consecratedby so many mingled memories of The pomp of that tremendous day, ed, th y were found clothed and in' their right ~'COMPOUND INTEREST GIVEN.
sin, uf.ring,. and. glory. But this we 1do When Christ with clouds shall come." mind. And itis one of the most common traits I know a rich merchant in St. letersburg,
,know that bligssfteul em ss will be t he great la tw ink I see that terrible day. The bell of in this madness that.the victims refuse to wear 'who, at his own cost, supported a number of
of that blissful empire. We gr time has tolled the last day. Now comes the' clothes. I -have often seen them absolutely native missionaries in India, and gave-like a
truth dwelt upon in the previous chapter-"lt funeral of damned souls. Your body has just naked in Beyrut and Sidon: Th.:i--: ,r I:.:. ) rinco to fthe cause of God at home.. I-asked
dothnot yet appear what we shall be, but we started up from the grave, .and you unwind cases in which they run wildly -,t.rul kIe...m.n- %.n. d .; Lr, he could do it? He replied, "

linow him" Iat when H ich foppear, whe shal e your cerements, and look up. lWhat is that try and frighten -!.:.e--'.. ne,--Lhbo.r.or-i. Thead -Whei. Ir vEi the devil, I did it on a large
eh It is sin whih form the foul urse ee ? 0! what is that I hear? Ihear .one poorretches areheldin i.-. 1::. iln ,,.De Ec.,i.-. and at princely expense, and when by
and blot on the "present evil world.' In dread, tremendous blast, that shakes the pillars by the Moslems, who thrc...s -ia..-m. nunr,,i.stu .H,. grace God called me out'of daiknesd,'I
itself, oubr earth is all one could wish as a be- of heaven, and makes the firmament reel with perversion of ideas,-believe themto be inspired ',-.:.r,-:l Chrst should have more than the
teous and befiltig citation for glorified affright; the trump, the trump, the trump of andcpeculiarly holy. It would-certainly be rash d h.,I .a ,.l ld. But how I can give so much,.
natures. Take sin away," which has blighted the arch angel shakes creation's utmost bound, to dedi, that this calamity.was the' -..,.- .. you must ask of God, who enables me to give
and blasted whatever is fari wirthi it, and you You look and wonder. Suddenly a voice is evil Epiritt, aud yet the' manifestations are so it. At my conversion I told the Lord his cause
res! imutagitat onc rdintloa "Paraiserystored. heard, and shrieks.from some and songs from -inhuman ,and satanic, and the real causes so should have a part-of all that my business
ea o imagine tis worl-this very rldg others-Ihe comes-he comels- he comes ; and mysterious, ,that I am not much disposed to brought me in, and every year since I made
purged of its evils-its selfishness-its profligacy every eye Wust see him. there he is : the dispute the point with the natives of the coun- him that promise it has brought me in about
-its covetouBes-arits jealousies-its backbit- throne is set upon'a cloud, which is :-.h.- a cry, who ascrre the miselief to supernatural the double that it did the yearbefore, so that I

and oly tought-ea heart a pellucid fhousenthold a little alabaster. There he sits. 'Tis Re, the Man agency." 'n ,l n.i -do .Ioable my gifts in hiacause." How
Bethel-eveiyllewithinitanc cense breathing that died on Calvary-I see his pierced hands- The fate stated ia this extract cannot justify i,- ch ,t Iu,,n raid -
altahe-each nation linked with itcesebretlowin but ah, how changed No thorn crown now. the more assumption of skeptics who, 1t)o g L 'A :---a three A. n -fAE. U ail-' .,m ral
everlasing brotherhood--the curse of.abel He stood at Pilate's bar, but now the whole rid of mystery in the gospels, impeach t. r. r Th.e m, he :t a tiu m.., he S.
removed and the d -e tnivhieal toeue tho f e rth must stand at his ba-r. But hark! the city of the evangelists and suppose that there- "There ,"~ad Goi, than ist eth. and yet
language of love! Then, following thex- trumpet sounds again: the Jndgtr opens the was no real agency of demons over those said to incres,-:L; ,nd ,-i rI hit mh.,ideth more
pulsion of sin, picture the expulsion of suffer, book, th ere is silence in heaven, ole si- "osseeofvipiri t it tendethr t povet pay s
ing. The cries of infancy the pains of sick- lence: the universe is still. "Galt her mine writers conformed to popul .-... o.--r,,.'.n ,.-I ti debtor to no one. pays
noes-the vang of disease-tie hectic fis elect together, and my redeemed front the four heir narratives. compound interest for all, that by faith, is put
(the sad premonitory symptom of coming d&a winds of heaven." Sfiftly they aragAsthered. -- into his bank.
solution)-ihe bitter bereavement-the tolling As with a lightning fltai, the aniel's wing FE.LOWSHIP WITII JESUS. DEVIL'S CASTAWAYS.
of funeral bells--the crowded grave yard-ihe divides the crowd. Here are ,,.- righteouss Brethren, let me ask somha.fyou how log it TE DEVIL'S CASTAWAYS.
of f a gr all ,r-.nI,,h. .:d and sinner, there art thou on s since you hase had a love.visit from Jesus ..nce when Whitefield was preaching to a
weeds of mourning, and deper yawning the left hand, left out, leftto abidethle urniing Christ-how Iong since you could say, "My crowded audience,in dwelling on the-willing .-
chasms tf bitterness in the srul which no Ihu- sentence of eternal wrath. beloved ine d I am his: he edeth nessof brtto save -said, "Christ would
man plummet can gauge --in.gine all these Hark! the hary.s of heaven play swce06'melo- among the lilies ?" Iow long since "he brought save even the devil's castawaysif. they would
unknown-these 'former things passed away." dies; but.to you, they bring no joy, thoul'h the you into his banquetting house, and his banner let him."
Moreover, add to this negative, the positive angels ar-,er ..,.,,t ..,,, welc e to over you is love ?" Perhaps you will be Able sometime afterward, when he was at the
viwofawoldof bis-thepsenceoflod his saint. '- I inherit the to say, "It was but this morning that sa.w h-s.u'. ofLd' HunthEc-iod, shae mildly remon-
-the personallova of an everlasting Saviour- kingdom prered for you from tihe foundation hima' -I beheld his face wilth.jy, and-.yaas str.,lslJd %,i1 h,a. ri-i a ,d, "she did not think
fellowship witli angels-communion with all of thb world." You have had that moment's ravished-with his countenance." But I .fear u.: r.a *S of p.s-,king .,,s qaute Tight." Be-
thatis holy and hapy! Ohari, and n e respite, and now hisftce is gathering clouds of the greatest part of you wisl J ave tosay, "Ah,; ..ra .:1.1 h i;nhito, reply there was a rig at
saude firmaten;-I need not tiaversep w the wrath, the thunder is on his browv; he looks on sir, for mouths I have. been without the shin- I. d.'.-.r, and he a-. told that poor Woman
izutr fimlain --nmed no v try aerse a thge you that hs.ve dJespised him, you that scoffedd its of his countenance." 'A., l,- nm ,,,(i. ..cl k s,, th ,m.
nightly plains, and ae everystar aresing his grace, that scorned his mercy, you that been doing, fhen, and what has .. rp-... r w Wblfi.Id returned and. .
have it wherever God and rghappy usnessis broko his Sabbath, you that me)ked his cross, of life ? Have you been weeping .,.'ryr; n u .lds, a bd r a.,g, ahaeid, "The .woman

He might erect fs r me in infinite space some you that would not have him to refg..over you1 Have you been roeanig -every .y.k.*- N i i sbtm I mame o nth a""r ..rin -.
gigauntiopalace,.glitteriig with coraiscations of udwithl a voic, louder than ten liou.. 1iI- r, you ought t have been.;Z -: irnmiocnr 1 he aor it she ,d hein -
unearthly spendor-its halls gleaming wit thundershe cries, "Depart, ye cullnsed." An d .t. v t. yourpiotycanbeofan. i- rtr,l tl, lr .ai j fth.:,t ril's,Lut hopes shewillaot .
the rausacoked treasures f. the universe- then-N, I will not follow your. I will r. i :.u can live itbouttths ol,.l, o i d .La'dy. unt logton snewi-
resplendent with bcautv.-resonant with song. -:.. .*i .-in 11- m I eill ,. talk of C('rit. srad -tbeo barp. 'Ebris',)ns It Iris k.- .ne m,~C-fmrii' .
Bar i t in .. , I,. .--ii r n could notbe! *:.J. i-. a t.-. '*., ar,.l l.r-- -l. thLe ...u ., th.u ,- ,1 t 1 P re .--: tnr eco rn ertr : - no
r esd u.:Lb. ,:, .ur.. h .ri. th.- l.,r.c cear, ."A But hl a 1. rr..l .l si n ,.:r, ,t b* l '.:.u s ..n mu r n all i H ot Y n orr -ir,hw ll, ,m IJr t i,- c.-' l eb ,
"'--lb.,y ,i,1o"t oo, e0 -, ..,11" or,'hl. *. -....i..' ,h:I. !M' L l.o*.D. p,. r,,.::- '..redn o-,ilo a feei ng0l ,", t n,s te.s h.t tow o hb r d hip,
S ii m. .nr..j a, ,ct ...:y,, ,',n a nt t:. aiFy a:,,~i sou Lf, ve to thc. will ,awat Or.:,lr aD.I crry whbSn lh.v e thrt on, sta .tei tJ ca% up. o013 ot a Ma h
3r,ur. i,,t nd r ., lc ,- r rn. r:-t-b:c learn r bit ,Ite h :.Lr r 9 :-t Et .,,'E.0i mu. t mean, 1..: the;r tl su,. hll ,.hI ith.A hy L.r.yhe r, Ihera ttor-oeu.t deY '.am b up. g ote. .its
nsr I ,ftted I.:.i ,, ir.- b ,l d e : No. ,, r, c h o O U D
unsen kmcs-i0nn hos, amed and. t.ed-:n -huPJto ofla h l o e
,h.e .. i-. .. :..- tru ,, ,, ,nb, o i, b aiQ.., ,~.1no that ha tnhs ,n ..e J inal .. l 1, -,f A o nrla, I e r rnokof hen .n.,,nh. t o,* h e .e.h
t h.-1- o r,. -. b- h ,, rthttlo, lore h, t h.e .. y :. .1 -E-on i^dth a., ehi ...a1tr -w 7 e4.7


eto mel-C..jis tauE-.11c-. a l.'11. .n b a s f ira .i,l. p[ t Ahesoo. b,,, "1nre, feilorshbip .fth him 'or awll thii ime ?Brethrem h s l, a eed o nw roewboard doptth on IS,.u
th. glorirc l a],sDJlcieif., both wm-ull 1,1 io ehmj' lo bo entnersie.. ull of mr.rcy -ind go-sd ler me not mondesn fou, let mue na.- sten the sevety ofne do har daty.5 I ooh ld."'.'
;mbibe um.- r-l.Bs.rst-ral.e emepln, .ieing nh.'y fr ,iea, without par.-elit arBis itlhism byporihy. iudga you. bail let your coOBCisneawBpsack. ilne a Boeats.cnr hmald on anhi wduyq'le ouok bro ,
are destitul e fo the r ,-isiite i eho ts of eoioy. p'o Fpr.on ever p.om.eseed m sore of ibra ex it- bhell, and so shall your. Have, we roo t , .oo
mLnt. ~T~the slr auraeibro~h....... toLn-Pe~,uLHIb,,s prude.. ..stpeare in eI l0he'-ad o t h t .ap li h tde er 4f -. d.i
'men. 'Th, t'tjens of pleasure are, to onh bo-y than Paul. p e foittr"n Chit d olo, '*,r. ,n .'0.1 -15.-.
-;a a b dap *. O i h.- --. -- < i.e... .r-
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St Methodism is to have its spirituality reinstated at any of our camp meetings-and yet the
S ry the use of organs and such like. organ assistedd in it. Surely, the instrument,
S__ Secondly, as to the merits of the controversy much abused as it is, until a very reasonable
f :- '. ~itself. We have had several times recently to prejudice against it hra been engendered, is
AUGUSTA, GA., DEC. 22, 1864. vindicate ourself, for givingao much room to susceptible of a most important and valuable
J -, --_ a discussion in which, as is said, so few have use.
TERMS OF TLE ADVOCATE. an interest, and where, too, the public mind is >In closing this controversy, we do not mean,
HANTERMS E PiADVO. generally.prepared, as thesecomplainants state, thatdiscussion itepecting the other subljocts
When the Publishing Co ittee last met, tolet the favorers of the orgin have one if they before the public is to lie excluded from the

the Editor was instructed, if circumstances will. Our vindication is, that the point of the paper; bun this specific sulijest-the use of in-
seemed to require either a return to a halfsheet discussion is not, whether there sntll bw organs stramental inueic--neet(s perhaps no further
cr to advance the price, not to reduce the size, or no organs in our Churches ; but whether in discussion. It hat occupied nmuch room ; and
but to increase tolhe price. The time has come our Church there shall be allowed "liberty in 'there have been many complaints of the ,legth
tween the two alternatives. non-essentials," while "unity in essentials" is of the articles, and miniy perhaps will think
Since the present price was fixed in March, maintained. Thisa question of importance to we have now added one too many to a list.
expenses have nearly doubled, and if matters both sides in this discussion. Is Meathod:sm an already Long.
remain as they now are, it will be clearly im-
possible to get through the half of another year unrelaxing system, that allows no variety in THU1.EiORGIA CONFE T NCE.
without doubling the present subscription price. anything? If any change is hereafter adopted providence prmiting, the Georgia Confer
This price would not have brought us through must it beforced on every congregation, just as providence permitting, the eorga Confer-
this year but for the handsome donation of now a majority of the congregations would ence will convene at Athlens, the 4th January.
$10,000 last winter from the Eagle Manufao- force those congregations wishing changes to Ministers who do not belong to the Conference
turning Company of Columbus, Ga., and for the tv '
very large subscription list we have been able adhere rigidly to ancient usages? This ques- who propose to attend, will' please notify me at
to maintain till the present time. tion was in debate; and perhaps the result once.
But in our present Yestricted territory we will be, thal all will become more liberal from The members of the Conference who do not
cannothave so large a list. The late ontinu- the discussion; The "organ" party will not, we expect to attend will please notify ire of flat
ous interruption in the mails, and the large i fact immediately. T ime is sort, let there
districts of territory placed by the advance of presume, seek to force an instrument into every fact immediately. 'Thi time is short, let there
the enemy beyond our reach is already very congregation, if the other party will not deny be no delay. ][. H. PriKs,
sensibly affecting our receipts, and recently them a similar liberty of choice, as to their 3w. Athens, Ga.
our income is greatly diminished. It must be own mode of worship; and as in this, so in THE V ...l ..IAC.,i..E.FNC.
further diminished, necessarily we suppose, by the, THE ViRcm Imd IA CeONFl lr.ENC cii d
any increase in subscription price; and these other thiRgs-"unity in essentials, liberty .in Theichmond CihWs, AdJoc'l, has reached
two elements of loss working together,-makes non-essentials," will be established as the rule us with a full report of the I rceedirgs of be
it essential now to advance te price to a sum in our communion. Virginia Confernce. The Con ier.mee was held
But that wewould not fl, if eiave the way operated alon re. Thirdly. We think we have discovered in ynhburgwhere sho ry resides, but
turn to a more moderate price atanyauspicious another truth in the course of this controversy lihe was t9o unwell to leave his room. and by
moment, without having levied too largely upon The practical objections to.the use of instru- his appointment, Dr. W. A Smith presided,
the subseriers who now come to our help, we ments in worship, when analysed, grow rather and the Lynehburg liVinian sa)s, "that the
six months-as the subscriber may elect. In out of their abuse than of their proper ue. chairman was wtly o t sit, body over whieh
that time., perhaps, we maybe able to return to Perhaps none will say, tham, if all the congre- be presided."
Former prices. We trust sincerely we shall nations sing with the spirit ar.d with the un- Tane next Confer.'noe is ro be held at Dan-
never find it necessary to advance to a higher derstanding, and an organ should audits tones ,ci.. ',,, Atdvate s ys: 'very tfe changes in

We must appeal to the preachers to continue to the human voices, the singers have been the ppointumtnt of the preacliers were mwle.
their good offices in behalf of the Advocate. We any the less true worshippers for this instru- On e.ounsiof the pleculhr ore-du.stuce atfitc-
have but-a limited territory now, of which we mental accompaniment. If so, then the use of ing tih in,. e:,ts of bothi preacheri and people,
are sure-and this territory must help the paper the organ in a Church is innocent. Its abuse the two years' rule was n)t rigidly observed,
to its utmost capacity, or it cannot live. To is, when it usurps the singer's place, when it andseveral pietcheti were returned for the
mention one item only as a sample of its ex-
pences--our paper billaloneis $6.000per month. is devoted to scientific music that requires third year. li Lhii. course Ite iBishop, we
Our friends must imagine from this item what skilled singers, and excludes congregational think, acted wisely, and with the cordial pqjro-
it costs to keep the Advocate afloat. We beg singing, or when in any way, it is diverted from baton of the Cooleri rce."
them, therefore, not to be weary in well doing, its proper use of leading and assisting the We copy front the proceedings such it mseas
but torenewals and of new eubscrionfe rs. The Terms of singing of the entire congregation. But the may oe ofinterestto the Cnuach generally.
now fixed are 'singing of a choir, whether in or apart from Tis BA'LTIn'oRE (Cj'NhRs (.--.JAm.es A Dun

FvN DOL ro TuE MO -, the congregation, is often ejected to on cn, from tho Coantitoec to whom was referred
T TTe DOLLAT s sO L Sex P o' P U similar grounds. Then let there be no choirs, ,ie coimniunication of R v. J. S. Martin, lFra-
TWENTy DO AS PER ANNUM says one. Right, if they cannot be well dsed; ternall essenger' oi the oli'-aore Conferencfr,
but rather, let them be used properly. IFor the [thf.t "rebei" lffinore Conference, which
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN CHURCHES. argument could as well be urged against hav. lies within the State of Vgincia.] made
We haveyet in hand several communications ing any single leader, upon whom a congrega- a report, which, with fhe annexead reso"
on this subject. They are from writers who -tion relies to lead its music. He might sing lutions, was adopted. The resolutions are as
have not yet appeared in the controversy. It new tunes every Sabbath, scientific s tunes, in follows -
would seem the circle of disputants-is likely to which nonecanjoin. Shall there be no leader 1. Resolved, T'lt this Confrencte has rei-
enlarge beyond all bound; and we think it best then? Rather, let us say, let him be ai true coived with pleasure the exprestou os Clristian
nowto close the discussion., We believe that leader of the congregation-and so, we would good will convysed to us, in such terms of
every argument, critical, historical, esthetic, say, you should use your organ or melodeon courtesy and brotherly kinilu0sa-, iy thile ra-
everyi tectinil fsnrof the iS titiore titference,
andtentimental, every argument of reason and and if not-if it must displace congre ;al.ioral Rev J S. INl.atin.
Every argument of prejudice has been heard, singing, discard it forever. Ad we resume Tit corialy rciproate
and doubtless it is as well that the discussion there are few who will not agree to tiis as a the kind sentiment s i the Blmtinmore Confer-
cease; although the articles mentioned are final adjudication, if they believed that mintru- ence, and t CiCrd;i:giy a.point Rev. Joln C
perhaps as worthy of attention as any that have ments were ever thus happily used. Th-ecre is a oh r da terd ai3 Marngte, and hv.
been published. As the Editor has heretofore little testimony at hand on this subject next session of that body.
been silent on the subject, he may now be per- We recently learned that in one of the An y Cxei'ts ANo ttISSIONARaEs.-T ye
mitted to offer some thoughts, occurring to him stawnneest Methodist congregations fin the ARMY OMAPLAINS Ad onAhirc.-lae
in the progress of the sliao o-- ,h.t.h- .,, .-- following report, was adopted, on the Circular
First. Some of the writers seem to have knowing that it would be used till itta tones o' b b '-af
misunderstood the nature of the controversy were heard. On the same Sabbath. a pro- sonary oardof te B. Church, Soutl,
One argues against instrumental music, as treated revival commenced, the pen aitents addressed to the Conference and on the general
though it were designed to enforce it upon the coming to the altar tinte aLd again v whilee it subject.
a W p n o de leading the singing; and an ex cellent We think it important to conform our action
Church by law. We presume no one desires wa ng the singing; an an ellent as far as pacticai)le to the plan adopted by the
this. There is now no law againstit--none is member of the primitive type, whose p eroga- Board. We cannot, however, advise the Con-
neededor it. The question came in incidental- tire it had long been to shout whenei er she ferenee to transfer the supervision of o .r chap-
neededfor it. The question came in ncidntal- felt like it, had found, notwithstandi. ng her lains to a Board remote from their fields Cf
cy to that of"the improvement of Church early suspicions, that her voice cords d very labor, because we have peculiar opportunities
music." All allow that it ought to ne im- well with its tones, and now often she ut an We recom sid orat our chaplains be re
proved; but the use of instrumental music was hits tones, and now often shouts an We recommnd that our chaplains be re
attacked as dangerous innovation on Method- a companiment, when the hylnn it leads quirei to mihe monthly reports of lter labors
e s o i inspires her heart, to tim Superintendentcfl3:sionsin the Army
ism. Thus the controversy arose No one A lady contribu whom we ha often of Nith.trn Virginia, who shalil take oversight
T to oy Contributor to whom we have oftenrecomend the pyent
proposed to make its use universal. The ques- been indebted for excellent articles- -"Mo- of thc i, ald shall recotimetd the payment
tionis, shall mere usagegovern everywhere m a"sends h for cllowngtactclustit of theiraliowanrce fiom time to time; and
ion is, shall congregation usagegovers an everywhere? meme,"-sends us the follOwing act, lustrat- that the Treasurter of oar Missionary Society
If the congregation. A prefers an organ or lg.the point now considired-can this organ shall not.poy any dralt or claim not so recome
melodeon, shall it yield its preference because be used, to aid in Christian worship ? It is mended. But in e-ses of disagreement between
the congregations X, Y and Z, hundreds of taken from Cauhey's "ethodism i rnet, the Superintendent and chaplain as to the
miles away, think (but cannot prove) that the amount due, or which may b-i lawfully claimed
congregation A are backlidden prove) thodists the pp 60, 1, Nashville Edition. The. author the matter shall be referred to the Treastrer
congregation A are backslidden Methodists, was engaged in the labors of a great revival in and the Plsiding Eltder of the district in which
for entertaining it. In other words, shall X, Hull, England, in the spriteg of 1844. He the Treasurer may be who shall finally
xandZput Acunder suchlrestraints, ineamat- , wits re on tdtermine tlIe case, ( in, if necessary, a
ter theand Zethodist law does notradecide, as th writes respectig one meeting: third person as arbiter. Some supervision and
would ftel intolerable wer the "not n d rte ah 'Thongrogtion was raqerted to knhea o.own and control of this soirt is neces.y to prevent the
would feel intolerable, were the "organ party" spend few minutes in silent porsyer. Nearly a bowed, work being ncgelcLedl and luudi misused.
to prevah and ordain, that X, Yand Z should and the spirit of agonizing prayer came dowia upon the Wer .:,,.. 1 .... 11. 1,i adopted
not worship without the organ ? In this case people in a wonderful rananer. 'Tae minuitea is s1 sorcely at the ]i ... .. -.. s to the
would there not be a great outcry in said con elapsed, when the cries of peI'tent sinners begin to min- amounts to he appropriated to Chaplains
gregations, for unity in essential nly gle with the earnest pleadings of God'.s servant. 'rheband in supDlement to their salaries paid by the
rnoneentionals, unity in essentials ony;in of theLord restdn uonthe entire audiouce. Noemoved gevernmenl,.The reasons lot an increased allow-
non-essentials, liberty? We commend the fromthe pice, t h Se ked uee thigs a0c ei too obvitont to be mentioned. Wt
oEarnestprayerascended from almost every part of tim e remmend tlit $3iouo00 be allowed to a married
thought to those who would put everybody else Capel, even from th ga.leriea,to perfect temetp"st of h- mea, and $,400 ftr &eel child, and $500 for a
into their own strait-jacket. "Dton others, vt ices. Zion was iw trav-iling for the seivation of single man. We would not extend these pro.
as ye would they should do unto you." "Con- sinners, ad as were'afraid to intserfea.a Wetei thapeo- visi.onsteCbapsha:ls of hospials, but recom-
exionalisa" no more requires at al the Ple sfe with God; alt,.oghh.s o emdtoa y, 'et.ego, mend aisit the plisoionary Treasurer and the
-nexionalism" no more requires tha% all the for the day breaketha. 'They eas.sat let Thea go msy Lord I Presiding lde of the disint in whiph the
congregations should worship in jist the same Hear, 0 heartheir cries my rag Thouer
way, than it does that they should everywhere not said. 'Agounis to enter in ht the strait gate: for many post is located be aulhorizrd to appropriate
on the same day, sing the same hymns and Isayuntoyou, will a sek toenteila aud slal otbeable to him any amnnt they Eall deem fit; pro-
unes, offer the same prayers ori h e t d AndhastThou not declared, -The inigdom of heaven ided, that in no cac' shall it exceed the
unes, offr the sae prayers, or hear the same uffereth vioienoe'* that is, per 'fts t, invites it 'and the amouts beforee muntitioned as allowed to Chap-.
seartos. To worship accepta.bly-this is all violent take it by force?' So far from spurning away the lamins in the field.
that God requires, and all that Ma has a right eaer mstitii.de, or resiatinp their vhenacqe as irrever- We recommnd tlihappoininenit of'Chaplith,
tode.man. entand d'gaito ry to the 'glry of thy diine Majesty, only, and that we leave the employment e of
there h Thoisa suist, Thou wilt lt them 'takte tihe blessing from Missionaries to the army other than Chaplains'
.- ued that the use of irtrue- haboe ,'that they mayAeer at thy boundless love,' that to tie Mission Board. We would, however,
advocated a a means of re- they may adore thy ma-ihleass benevoentce an tove iii Je urge one Ciapllpius4-t,-iv-ssusch, attention to
mental music is advocated as a means of re- Christ our Lord.. regiments without Chaplains as is consistent
storing the power of a backslidden Church; 'Their powerful groans Thou canst not-heiar, with their duty to their own commands.
and it has been successfully shown that the Nor stand t'e violence of theirprayer,-' O sTh
advocates of so absurd an opinion are alto0- heirprayer disinitent E CAION SOLES O AN.-The Co-
advocates of so absurd an opnon The visittion lstd about tree quarter of an hour. mittee t which this subject was referred
gather benighted both as to the wants of the watched the smaiisg scene with holy &weandindescribable brought in a report whit-h, wlth some modifica-
Church, and the curative value of instrumental emotion, till the many hundreds of voices seemed to have tions was adopted as follows :
music. We join heartily in the reprobation of arrived at that point peculiar to prevailing prayer, when it The Education Committee, to iht.was referred this
such shallow thinkers-if such there be. But papered as was speaking to each stormy soul, Peace whlbjctpertaning to the eulo of the orpha
wehad supposed, that the friends of the organ dator thee I nd froththge grdual descent and mellow- andchildre tof our soldiers, beglaveto report that they
took other ground, viz.: that in many places tin t.es of many voices,-sofening down like the noise of the a 1i g hsathe runde pati o ent caderation a suhirb
where the ministers of other Churches are tS many waters, there could be no doubt, their subdued ans- they repeetfully recommend for the adoption of the Con
spiritual and the tone of gnera piety in their were received his approbatijn, and that he was saying to fnreinee
every wrestling Jacob, 'Beit unto thee even aN thou wilt; Your Comstitt, feel deily omimtmrtieed witlh tle dignity,
Churches as genuine as in ours, we are falling thy name shall be no eore Jacob but Israel; for, ash magsit'idvss d importance of the work to bhits thee invite
behind in influence, because we neglect some prince,hast thou power with God and with men, and, hast the attention of the Conference : and, through thie
of those innocent means these Churobs use, *prevailed. Conference, the attention at1 co-operation of the members
for securing and maintaining their hold upon triumphant multtte, pealtd forth,- ral 1 in bounds, fit irgin Anuh, ad l Confer-
the public, as, family sittings, improved music, 'See how greatailame aspires, etce. a
a continued pastorate, etc. Such we imagine Kindled by a spark of grace; The protracted and bloody struggle through which our
is the argument; and he only who has labored sets the kingdom i e othrn Confederacy ping in ts persistent effort to
in one of our cities or larger towns, has come To bring tire on earth he came; achivean independent naionahlstnust neessarilyreduce
Kindled in same earti it is, to penury very many of our heroio and ha.ore, soldiery,
into competition with other pastors, has had that all might cateih theflame, and throw upopn the charity of a generous public atlarge
experiencee for his teaches, can give a reliable Alt lartaeo the glorious bliss.' number of orphans and indigent children for subsistence
SOpinion upon the cause andcureof our di- The Chapel was flled with the glory of God, ad every andeducation stand m the absence of o'pme organized pIan
S finished influence in such places. Theexpeti. face or the heavenl exprossio, Lo, Gol is heree' Sot ofoperationod aspot benevolent aed plilanthro.
inihed influence u how drsadttliathts place 1. 'l'is is none other" th the pic of the la d, these destitute eId indi.an children must
- "" ence of ,lebh l|adsthem to believe that in some houesofGod,andthis sthel gate of heaven.' Gen..2S. IT. grow ingnoranee andmvie, to the damage four country
congregation. the music can be improved by e there were it is true, who yet groaned, 'O wretched and to the discredit of our patriotism, and of our oly.
the u.e of lute organ, that it will add to the deatht lam, who shall deliver me from the hodyofthis bhmatacity. We, therefore, feel lled ion bty the djt
i death Qodhalercyuiontme,al sinnerl' Buttbefore oiaimertheeio deedthohays Callco is halteadbh
aliracitvene, of the Church upon theuncon the meeting closed, they sso were enabledtorejoieina theurgentnecessities oT our maimed sd impoverished
S' averted bring them, within the reach of our paraoning God" fellow-countrymen,who have sacrifice all in defence of
S...preachers, and, that too, without detriment, Now, in this scene was -witnessed, what is ourrighlts, to repay theirmemoryandtheir services bycon-
even nwih l.provemen,r,,to our public worship. .calledby som. thespiritual power of old Meth- sdrstagefst eas, aheetary eduoat. eth.
-: Thu. is.all-no hint lee that "backslidden" odiBs-anexeitement not stirpassed perhaps A ea Chsrc, wefeel called tothia ., ... .--' .r ie


j st eaim, or theclasof beneficiaries alluded to sbove, but this gospel may be inferred from the lofty
also by tit example of other ,desnoniations of Chriatianis s C w t c l
who are movingwiti in this direction. Other Coafes- Christian hymn With which they closed thon
ferenses in our Choint i have already organized plams of pious imprecations that have 'so paralyzed us.
operation,and put on foot actveand efficientageneles for that language fails US-and we can say no
carrying into pritical effect Ihe schemes devised or the more.
accomplishment of the end proposed; and the Virginia -more. -
Conference cannot consent to 'he behind the foremost of IDRUN'KENNIIcS IN T uE AI-Tl
these Conferences, nor fallen Ith wake of any other deWo. KEN'lw Ingr IABMY
nisitaon within its own bounds, in this patriotic and Chris- We copy the following from the RichmondI
tlan enterprise. correspondence of "P. W. A." in the savannah
Wtllh a feasible aind pract-ical shelme of carrying out,, in ltsepulliUl:
good fitnh, jsi stand proper appropriation of the funds It eomsthat my apprehen-ions i, regard td the result
which may be.intrusted to olr hands for the furtherance off o sthie proposed inquiry into te caused of our recentre-
the noble object proposed, we feel fully warranted in the oerse, the v.'liy were not groundless. In the Senate,
beliefthatlargeand liberal contributions will be mde to yesterday, Mr. Sparroi', ol the Mliitary Committee, "re-
our funds ; and, that as section of the Church in Virginia. ported bac, with the request that the Committee might be
we shall be able to perform our part in paying a d, bt of discharged from e .further consideration thereof, the
gratitude to our soldiery, who have laid life and fortune ..-i ,-,. ri ",-, i .-. i.' 1 1L. ,-.- ...f Ir.
upon tihe altur of our country. We should be unworthy ,,..,,,, . 11 .r, i, *
four independence, and derelict on the score eftuty to our explained, in substance, that she Committee did not have ,
counhr' to say nothingof the obligations of Christian be- time to pare fr the inve-tgation I 'And yet the Senate
cevolence,lo perist Iho children ofolsr deceaiedand penni. ualy sits only two or three hours a day, and almost in-
ile-s eoldalery, to whom we are so deeply indebted, to grow up variably adjourns from Friday to Mionday. Tie truthis, the
inignorance of letters, and mwithot sch an elementary Committee is not preps ed to do its duty.It s not pre-
training as shall fit them f.-r usefutinees in society.7 pared to iare drunkenness a cause or relieving an officer
Your Committee have chosen to emboay the plan of i command and stripping him of hi commission. Nor
operations submitted for.the adoption of the Conference in imany public man in authority, from the President and
the Collniting rosolutionsand regulations, vint : General Loe down, prepared to do it. We pass laws against
1. rceotvd, Thatwe deem it inot only expedient, but ur- drunkenness in the army, but -never enforce them, except
gently incumbent on us as a Conference. without delay, against privates and officers of tf-mrior grades. Indeed, it
to dcviae a plan for the education or indilsntorphldy is the common opinion in oflcial circles that dsunkeaness
chilrrn of our Confoderate soldiery. in an officer is not a crimebut rather a venial offsen
2. Resolc., Tt.rt we hereby request thlle Bisiop to Ap- against which it is the duty of very witness 10o close his
point, at the present session of our body, one or more eyes, and of which it is not expected that any one will make
agents to travel through the bounds of the Conferencee report Instead of preferring charges against the guilty
and raise funds for this object, whose salary shall be deter- officer, the witnesses to his weakness are expected to do ai
mined by tlhe Central Board hereinafter provided for. Shem and Japheth did when Noah lay drunk in his tent-
3. resolve, Tha' a Central Committee,Ilocated in nich- take a garment an lay it upon their shoulders, and 1.0.
mond, shall ba appointed by the Conference, consisting of backward, and cover the naikednes of the officer. And
ten persons, composed of equal numbers of minister-s and thl we go. .
.ymsen, who shall organize themselves into a Board of I cannotrecall an irsaince in wh;ch an officer has ban
management and general supervision, bythe i election of a tried and r the a Piesidend Vice President sad Secretary and Treasurer, the army." .And yet I have seen an efcer in command of
whoA especial duty il shall te .o take ehiarge of all the Acorps retreat from a battlefield so drunk that his staff had
funds .,f the Association. ad disburse them for the object to s. i him off; sn t ser rgeons so stapefied by
Aboisa islicatd, under the following general rgu:>Tatins, liquo that thla oso,' ,Io' di tinguisi-be, ween a man's arm
v'1 e: and the spokes ofwag-n wheteland who would justla soon
1. Thel preach, in ecre, g satch cimcuit or station, sta have sawed offthe one a sthe other. I once saw, upon the
early a period as practicable after rea6hieg his appoint- eveofbattle,a Brigadier General placed itnder arrestbya
amet, shall, in enoferrn e with e official m hbers of ie drunken senior Brigadier. and it was not willthouthesitation
charge arpointaCommittee, consisting of thepast rand thathe Commander in-Chief released the pisonerthough
such other persons they may deem necse.sry, swhos he had been guilty of no offa se. and was one of the no*t
dury it s..nlbe to orgame with appropriate oaters "s a meritorious offiers in tme army The last I saw of thp
Local Board. senior Brigadier on the retire 1 that night, he haid separated
2. It shall be the duty of said Board, by such agencies as himelf from his command, aken the wrong road, and wao
it may adopt, to search out deserving children, of the class rearing and ciargiag, and shouting along the highway, like
above named, in the bounds of the pastoral charge, and a drunken Dervish. Thejunior ofltcerisnow full General.
superintend their education. c mending ne o rncipl ie.
S. Each Local Board sha.l correspond with the Central mandin e of our pneipal They haveweededtheir s..
Board, reporting from time to time the number of children armi of drunken and incompetent Generals, until they
selected for edncatlioi, with an estimteofI th probable ex- Shve found pober, earnest and energetic officers, who will
eCof oar suitio o pas i rvie the severalre compare not disadvantageously wthite best on our side.
TbeCalral a sh~li plot, I. review the several re. 1. this respect, it were Well if Wie lock a aeson from our
ports and estimatesofthe Local Boards, ar.d shall author. onemis. Tam glad thae tl Sweonas agreed to a resolution
i2e (It Local Boards, respectively, to draw on the Tr. Offered by lr. Orr, requesting the President to inform that
sur, efro stir eiotime, for sucl asounl as thefundas how anayofficer of thearmy have beentrieattder
hand, and the just regard to the claims aof al thu s boefinasi, the act of l .s. i y i" .m i....i -...- a c hin the armyV
so reported, wiljuslify, aud how ..... . .. '. :- I in such ass.
4. Tie Local Boardts siall be required to keep an a-e- The answer will be, notone P.W. A.
rtmeaouratoal receipts and expenditures, and report This record is buotiliaing. Iteis time for the
qumemtly0 to thersith a l s t i tie f Board te
5. The Local Boards shall beo uthorized to receiro pri- people to speak oue to tueir representativeo-
vate aoniibutionseto aid in their work, nomihowever in such time for mour representatives to speak to the
a way:a' wil is'erfere wih ths general agent's plans, and t h W
report the ,ame,quarterlystothe Central i-.d. executive aulhoilties on this subject. We have
*i. re" Ied, Thatthi's Central Board shall be required to offered our all to tile Government--we have
.report annually to the VireCinuaConference full account of sent the dearest 0ojects of cur love to defend
Operations for the eariidi, receipts an disburse- land-but e ner e ted them t
mental, together with a fCi!l statement of the number of uran- ut we never ex cted them t be
children placed under ti.e care of ihe Local Boards, and imperrilled by confi ling them to the 'leader-
arihoth rf.cittaud inceants o maybe ofintesrestt the ship of drunken officers. If our rights and the
C- i-ce ii isacca cause of freedom can-be maintained only by a
sura of lie e-,lirence she Cosnferenc at its annual sees- wanton sacrifice of our valiant soldiers under
ion shall i-e entirely competent to alter any feature of the intoxicated leaders, our country is doomed.
t,:in of iiliir.6 wisich it may deem adyisable. l God will not smile on a Government so faithless
Dr. W. A. Smith was appointed Agent to to law-no matter how many fast days it may
collect funds for this enterprisI. I appoint-and good men will not follow where
SOLD IERS' TRACT AssoeCATIO.-The following g they cannot feel that God leads them, r
is the Report of Rey. Nit. W. Bennett, Agent for
____ DEATH OF THE REV. A. S. LINK.
We have lessued for ratuiitous distribution among the aot- The Rev. A.. Sidney Link of the South Carc-
diers ofthe Confederate armies, d,000,009pages of Tracts, of lines Conference, died at his father's house in
avariety suited to meetthewants of allclasseso f readers Catawba Co., N. C., November 14th, 1864, in
among our soldiers in the field and in hospital. OfBibles,
Testaments, Psialms and Cospels, separately bound, we haive h 25'i year. For teh years he had been an
orculateod 17,200 copies. Of the Soldiers' Hymn Book for exemplary member of the M. E. Church,South;
camp worship, 37, tcapies. Of th a1S tilrse' aprr, issued and for the last five years he had been an
at Richmond, and the Aorm ai ny ald a' r Ihtc'amd, issued at
aon, 50,000 copies; and to Sunday-schools, inandoutof itinerant minister. His health had been de
tha army, 9,000 catechisms and primers, lning for several months previous to his death,
We are greatly encouraged in our work by the cheering but through all his sufferings, he manifested
accounts which have reached us from tll department oft onfe Cs tia
the Confederacy of the deep and wide spread revivals which the meekness and resignation of the Christian ;.
have blessed our valiant troops, in their heroic struggle for and when his end drew near, all was peace and
peace-and independence. victory. Hewas successively ordained deacots
Thie chief, heaven appointed means of promoting this e pr ois g.
unprecedented work of grace io, we know, the faithful and -elder ; was a faithful and promising.
preaching of the Cespel among our soldiers, by the labori- preacher of the gospel ; and the memory of
ous and seif-saori.eing Chaplains, sm.-lsonnaeis iad Col- his virtues, piety, and labors is as "ointment
portsurs ;and as an auxiliary, the Soldiers' Tract Associsa-
tion has labored, by its publUations and its Colporteurs, to poured forth."
aid in sustaining and carrying forward this blessed work, THEa onrs Co\sa: xch--The- mobile Con-
until every defender of his country hall fight for home and
friends and freedom in the panoply of Christ. ference of the e o. E. Churcn, South, held its
This cause has been liberally sustained by our citizens first session in Tuscaloosa, November 23d to
and soldiers, our receipts during t e past year having 28th. Thl President of the Conference wae
reached tle su ettof$126,000.te
We have had, during u portion of the- year, twenty five the Rev Bishop Andrew, who, in this city, in
laborers actively employed in supplying ourpublications to 1862, organized the Alabamina Conference,'of-
the.soldiers, and in making collections for the cause. Be- which the Mobile Conference is one moiety,
sides these, thle Army C plains, Church Missionaries, and
many pihous sdier,.offiders and privates, hoabeeniheartily the Montgomery Conference, which is to be
engaged it dinteibating religious literature i m i te camps held in Tuskegee, December 7th, being the
nnd hospitals. either. There were more than a hundred min-
SUPPORt OF TH e PRE AcuEs.-The Joint Board sisters in attendance, and several distinguished
of Finance reported the following reoommen-- laymen. The business was conducted with
dalions to the various Boards of Stewards who great harmonyand dispatch. The reports from
meet to assess the expenses of Presiding El- the various pastoral charges of the Confede-a
ders and those A charge of circuits and sta- racy were encouraging, notwithstanding, the
tions o : troubles of the times. The Cdevoted
i1 in view o the great df l ulty oftbl hoasien g prorisions, greatattention to the subject of providing for
it irepoubmldedis h lt thertable expenses of OUlministfr o
be assessed in kind, nsleas otherwise desired by them. the orphans of soldiers, and agreed upon a
2. That when it becomes necessary to increase til salary plan which gives great promise of success.
of those in charge of eiruis and st nations rany Two agents, esrs Harmon and Grace, have
s, in ouinr judgment, necessary to increase tse salary ofr o a er n ae
Presiding Eldoers and inaemuchas it is impracticable for been appointed io solicit contributions to this
tie District Stewards to meet for Ithis purpose, we reeom- noble and patriotic charity Th e Army Iis-.
mind the loard of stewards on the stations andcircuils to siont, also, received the" attention which its
takes teion to increase'their salary it proportion, and thus"
prevent the becoming benaeficiariea on the funds of the importance demands. A number of additional
Conference. ministers were designated for this field. The
3. That the Board of Stewards meet as early after Confer. pulpits of the Baptist, Presbyterian and Meth-
enee as practicable to soesns the expenses of their minis- d ti
terms, and that the collections, both ind and money, be odit Churches were well filled during the .
paid early i the year, in oder to meet the wants of our session, and the large congregations edified by
ministers, And to prevent the seoessty of re assessment.- eloquent and evangelical discourses. Friday
Tims; U MnERS were reported as follows evening was sot apart for an address by Pres.
White members, 27,807; White probationers, Garland, on the religious and Scriptural train-
2,697; Colored members, 2,188; Colored pro- ing of the young, which elicited a highly
bationers, 289 ; Local preachers, 118. commendatory vote of thanks from the Confer-
The Conference Collection was $34,350.8. ence. It was a veryable address. TheoCnfer-
We have not seen the amount of the Missionary ence adopted a resolution tendering hearty
Collection stated, thanks to the citizens of Tuscaloosa for the
XTERMITAIN. elegant and princely hospitalities with which
EXTERMINATION. the members were en -ertained. We can say
We publish elsewhere from the WIV. Chris. for our citizens that they will be ever ready to
tia Advocate (Chicago), resolutions passed at open their houses on a like occasion.-Tstusm :
the West Wisconsin Conference, in which the O rv .
world is informed that "the signs of the times .Osr..-er' . ..
clearly indicate the designs of Providence to be ERRATUi.-In the published proceedings of _-
their "our] extermination, as a race, like the the So. Ca. Conference, the name. of P. F. .
Canaanites'of old.". Kistler appears in connexion with a vacancy
Now, lest our reiaulis tboultd Cuppose that in the Committee of Examination for the "let .
these resolutions. were passed b) some gahb- 'Year." it i hbuld hare b-en I.t,b:;Lbed, 'Io
ring of jail-bir-lv, Lrtgsnts, escaped conviaoL', ecafafne ceunidates, P r. i tlitter." He was
or perhaps an saanjsbly ft insahnale tieo.', appoinaled tO fill ibe sacbijcy trO tLet Lt,..imt-
we must inform them, that ibe West.Wcoesin mitlee orc.,ioned ry the d'jaiti 01 W C KirK-
Conference is a body. of Methodist pieachers lsnd. Tihe Contutltt6 of i u". emu iiun nf the
(genu., a b.olition;)adidthiat 1t'pulaily ibey ate lst ,oait were all rep.etried tby th-.r Cnab;rmau,
supposed to be followtro olf ihe mneek and A. H. Car;hl ;ber, at mls.,r poBtaus i-..orlertime
io1Vly Jesus,'" and propagators cl, ihti gospel, with no taCnou lo bs' ailed
whose hort utie,anruoe proclariMed peace and r. A Mona, '
good wall to all men." 'heir deep dvotionst leiiialy io. C'e. Co~f'rcnce.
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AN IMPOSTOR AT LARGE.
William Anderson (or Andrew) Jackson
Fulton, (or Walton,) lately ill charge of this
Methodist Church in Washington, Ga., an
Englishman, having been accused of having
deserted two wives in the West, has suddenly
disappeared. H'e loft Washitglon on on Thurs-
day, 8th Dec. stating that he was coming to
Augusta ; and has not since been heiard l from.
He has his credentials and will try to pass as a
preacher through the hands of Conscript Offi-
cers and Provost Marshals. Will the preach-
ers generally try to have him intercepted and
his' papers restored to the Church. HIe is
slightly built, has dark hair and eyes, one
upper front tooth out, clean shaven ; and mnny
be certainly known by his left arm being
nearly a hand's length shorter than the right,
a defect he may try to conceal under a dark
cloth overcoat, with a long heavy cape, which
ho probably cwears.- His accent is strongly
provincial, he has been a tailor, and haa a
peculiar shuffling walk.
All good citizens should endeavor to arrest
him and bring him to justice. His flight has
fixed the conviction, tha I tIhe charge is true that,
he has three wives at least, now living : and he
has pa-sed perhaps by the names of Jackson,
Walton and Fulten at different times. lIe
lately called himself W. A. 'J. FULToN.
Information respecting him ij. slicilted. It
may be addressed to the Southern CinLitian
Advocate, Augusta, Ga.
E. H. MYclios, Elitor.
X4StSecular papers please cop).
THE NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE.
Dishop Early was not present with 'this body
which met at fMocksville, Dec. 7th. The Riar.
1). B. Nicholson had been dtlegatcd by the
Bishop to take His place. The Conference
closed after a hbarrmni )us session of five days.
We have received' the appoinitient 'itoo late
for this week's issue.

BIBLE CLASSE.s.-Aumong the lads, who have
recently been brought into military service,
and sent away from home, there ara doubtless
many, who were members of Sunday Schools,
and engaged ia the study of the Scriptures, in
Bible classes. Will not some of the older
soldiers continue the work of instruction, by
gathering them together, on Sunday, for tihe
study of the word of Goa. No task can be
conceived more useful aud self rewarding.
Besides the parents of the dear boys will aid
those engaged in it, by their fervent supplici-e
tions for the. divine help and blessing.-C'en-
federate Baptist.
RExiAsE or WIsmI.'U T. S.iTrIsox.-Yorllhein
pspers contain, the gratifying intelligence that
William T. Smithson, who was sentenced to
five years' imprisonment ig the penitentiary
by Lincoln, has been released, and has arrived
in Baltimore. We presume he will be sent,
within our lines. Nothing is said of the grounds
of his release. We hope we may soon have
the pleasure of grasping the hand of our brother
Smithson, and welcoming him to a quiet home
among his friends.-Itichneiond I l

CHRaISTMAS is eoMixKo,-and therefore, next
week, for many eroanone ,oe -r'e'sarry -erere to
mention, there will be no paper issued from this
office.
THE CHURCH.
Mr. Editor,-As a watchman on the walls of
Zion for near forty yeoas, I cannot feel indif-
ferent about the purity and prosperity oi Chris
tianity.
In these days of politicAi revolutions, war
and convulsions, thi n. :1. is in danger of
suffering from thie '', '1 comnmotion and
ruin. As I feel a deep interest in the purity
and prosperity ef Methodism, I can but watch
with a prayerful eye the changing motions of
our ship, while pissing th ought the storm.
If Dr. Chalmer' was correct when he said
Methodism is Christiar:nily in earnest, and if an
itinerant ministry be essential to thie success
and prosperity of Christianity, as Bishop
Pierce said in his sermon at our late Confer-
ence, then we occupy verily au important
position among the Uhuric'oi, or Eacramental
heaost of God's elect. We should be careful to
guard our peculiar doclhiues and form of
Church government. Some of our leading
men think we have bekslid say, not. Same say we might (where the con-
gregation wish it) have instrunmantul music in
our Churches, and others think not. Some
think the pastorate should be extended to
three years or more; some. think we ought to
have a Convention and remodel our form and
government. Let us beware how we attempt
toputnew wincisto old bottles, or new patches
on old garments, lest we burst asunder, and
the rent be made worse-no, if our garments
are trailing in dust, let us arise and shake
ourselves from thile.dust and buckle on ou.ir
peculiar forms, and gird on the whole anmor of
God, and go forth to battle agins', all 1l,o
powers of darkness-and as we are ite c.'al y
of the sacramental host, we want men for
the saddle (beg pardon), for the buggy and
cars, to dash up and down tIh eremy's lines
aad roqt him on every hand. And as we must
have artillery companies stationed in foits
(cities and towns) where they use t1,: guns and
heavy ord-ance. p'wed Churches, organs, me-
lodeons, chols, etc.-but do not impose these
burdens and encumbrances on thle cavalry
division. Let them go forth with all speed,
spreading S 'riptural holiness over all these
lAnds-penetrating thie uttermost parts of the
earth, till the uuiverial tilout is rzisad, "Ial-
lelujihn! the L-rd tioL I Junuipolent reigneth."
D. tI>uncaK.
Columbia, i. C., Dec. 12th, 1864.
WiHAT IS TIIE rMATrER Wlifit MIETI-,
ODISSI.
Qute a number of doctors meet together in
--;the c.clumns of the Southrn Chriu,:in Alivoo.alc,
and talk very gravely about the mournful con_-
dition of lheii mother Church. iOne seems to
think that she only necdst a few creature com-
forts to improve ler happiness. inse thinks
she will die of organs, pews, etc., another that
there things areSeneficial to- her health. One
is sure that class -meetings are the boet things
to 'renovate her, while others '1,:.u-lt .,I.,thr
there is really anything at all *l,.m i ese ,Vt
the old lady. r *
- Some propose a convention to lake her eotn


edition under advisement; others say no, they
fear a convention would kill her. We 'ea
happy to inform our friends that, as far us
Virginia is 'concerned, Methodism is in excel-
lent health, is blessed with glorious and exteu-
sive revivals, is liberal atd enterprising, has
organs, melodeonus,pews, chairs, congregational
singing, free seats, and is doing t great and
goodwork side by side with the other denomi-
lations of this State.
We hope that if Methodisem is asaick iu the
South, as some writers seem to suppose, that
under the scientific treatment she is now re-
ceiving at the hands of her medical advisers,
she will be quite well again before'the war is
over: and if, after all, It is a mistake about her
illness, we trust that.she may not be made sick
by the physic which is as liberally prescribed for
her by the doctors. One thing is evident, that
shedon't luck for attention. For our part we
have great faith in her vigor and elasticity.
The spirit of love and of power and of a sound
mind is in her. We are satisfied that she
never had a larger number of good preachers,
comfortable churches, and earnest, faithful
and intelligent members in the same space of
territory before, as at the present time. We
feel grateful to God that it is as well with her as
it is, and think we may safely say that we
believe she is growing in grace and wisdom.
That her temporal economy may undergo
change's from time to time, we doubt not-
judging the future by tL pat That sae ot hio
to preserve a healthful growth in piety, and
that sbe will do it, we'also believe.-Bichmsand
Christian Advscate,.
THE SITUATION.
Never perhaps since the beginning of the war
which now desolate our land, has there been a cri-
sis in its progress, so critical,'so pregnant with
momentous results, as that of the present moment.
On the o4e hand, our army under Gen. Hood has
advanced into the heart of the great State of Ten-
nessee, lately completely overrun by the Federal
armies, and lying prostrate and helpless under their
power. The recovery of that important territory
to the limits ofthe Confederacy, and ulterior results
of the greatest magnitude, depend oil the success of
Gen. Hood's arms in this movement. On theoth&e
hand, the onemy under Gen. Sherman has swept
like a desolating tornado through the empire State
of Georgia, and approaches the Atlantic coast,
threatening if they reach it in safety to inaugurate
a Series of operations of the greatest danger to the
cAiuse of our indepondenc). O)I the defeat of Sher-
mano and the victory f Geon. Hood immense coni-
q'onetis deooend. Tbc dullost mind ca perceive,
tirm, and it need no recapitulation of ors to cntr-
merate them. Their influeuce will be felt in every
h. use and cotlag-, and cabin ia our land. Success
in both thesafielids of tht wur, would ho like rending
wide apart the dark clouds which overhang our
country, and letting the broad light of hope and
joy into every hornm and heart of our entire people.
Disaster ard defeat would double the glotm which
now opprissee is andda kehn every soul amongst us
Under theo. circumstances, i. seems to us that
from ceno end of our country to the other, our
Christian people ought'to be in an a ontyf i praeir.
God can give us victory. However wcnk our arms,
however powerful our enemies, He can pour confua-
solt and defeat on them, success and victory upon
I '. Im t 'oh I "r or.cTryy .imin.y "-by lew?
He has but to speak and it will be done, and Ho
is a God who heareth prayer. Clouds and darknei-a
are round about Him, but mercy and truth go before
His face-imrcy to forgive, lo pity, to:help-lro'th
to fu'ifll His promises and to make good every word
He has spokoin, to inspire trust, and eonouraget ihe, .
li 1-bo has not yet heard our prayers, let ius ry
more, more earnestly, mcro humbly, more pei'nnit,
ly, mrro iimportunately and more hblievingly than
wso havo over prayed b,.ore. Let it he an agonwf
of prayer-prayer that wrestles as if all doper.ded
on ito s ,su'-prayer that carries the burden of life
or death-prayor that holds in question a country
saved or loti, and with that country everything
that makoa life dear to us,-our homes, our proper
ty, our liberties, the interests of our children, our
Church, the c uino of truth and righteouoncsi and
i religion. What does not depend on it that is sacred
and precious to u- a' individuals or as a people ? if
there is any religion amongst us, if any faillh, if
any love for our country, if any trust in Hod, lot
it now be seen. If there is any one who believes
in prayer and can pray, I't him pray now, and
pray as he never prayed before. Let his unceasing
cries pierce the heavens and-his faith lay hold upon
the arm of the Most lHigh, and let him .continue
instant in. prayer, until the I.ord hears and helps.
And whie vwe a onize in prayer for divine inter-
position i i our behalf, let us show our faith by our
works, and bend all our OL rg as to aid our strug
gling and imperilled country in every possible way.
Whbio an bse obas3 in thba hour of its extremist
need as to withhold from it aught ho can contribute
to its help ? Oh, it is pitiable, at such a time as
this, to see men resorting to shameful arts to evade
the full measure of the duty they owe to th, ir
country and its cause Ilono.-and duty, patriotism
and religion command us to lay self and all upon
the altar. We write for Christian readers, and we
ontiesat them tno open their eyes io the magnitude of
the crisis of the present mom.ent. Let them stir
up every pious and patriotic principle within them
and arouse to the work and the duty to. which they
are called.-Sot/ier ni Presbvtlrian.
'Fr(m the Nurthwe-tern Clristian Advocate.
WEST WISCONSIN CONFERENCE.
ACTION ON THIIE STATE OF THE rCOUNTLiY.
The coninuancee of the war, which is so distress.
ing to the country, calls in tones of thunder, and
the power of an earthquake, for the united efforts of
the lovers of freedom and free institutions to sustain
-the Government in it& pre-ont struggle for the life
of the nation.
It is true that the rebels and theii sympathizers
in the North loudly object to the clergy's taking
any part in the affair, when not in accordance with
heiri. treasonable wishes, but, if by chance, a minms
ter is so far forgetful of his duty to God and the
country, or so far 'fallen frofli the grace of God and
the instructions of holy writ as to favor their side
of tha question, then his name is emblaz)need ir
large capitals in their public prints as a hero; and
if he is disciplined by the Church for his disobedi.
ence to the word of God, and our articles of religion
he is styled a martyr for opinion's sake :
But, since the Government has said that minis
terms must fight if drafted, and pay taxes to sustaic
the war, it is but-just and equal that we should par
ticipiate in the policy to be pursued in this eveotfu
crisis. In the Rlvolutioniary struggle, our father
--the patriots of'76i-contondod that they should
not be taxed without representation and upon i
just parity of reasoning, we, being taxed, claim ths
right to be represented, and we will exercise tha
right and throw our influence in favor of thatpolie1


which wedeem to be most in accordancowith justice, near Savannah-has taken. Fort McAllisiter on MARRIED,
humanity and the will iof God, the geciee; but, as lie he.,snl the railroads, .. ,.. .. T- w alto ec, ,,
In the case of the Jews-the ancient people, or' loading into thu city, it. t i]ot known s e i '' . and Mrlnrliesra
God-when the measure of their iniquity wa. full, miliay circles wlietl. c or aot li ie rn h too,, i 1 .-"r
the city. Our comui icaiienous n ire krpt open j1-Ti -n, t
as webelelve that of the slaveecroay nw i,., (~od by IIardeville on Ithe* ('troli a ide. Ifit had bor,. .'-s.
gave them over to their own madnee lio procuroe I..- -c, ... i.,, .. r the city could have been --e----r. -
their own destructio i, by'rebellingiav.i-t -d1aud e I .1 i ,. i' ., The .'--' - r,- DlJDIED,
the Governmenlt under which they thon lively, and trenched within a sil l or I wo of ,. IilI. .. tr,.ts Ge.', daiihtier ofWiiiuar
this seems now to he the fate of the robols. TIhc and Savannah lRil lit'i, Ind shell the paIssing '. ., ,. ren, ncd four yearso,-e nso.h Bnd
measure of their iniquity in oppressing their follow timprobable tha a nr to heny bc.vacuited, is.ot ., an IfantSon o! bi and
improbableditha't' ,i.cli tiyIheeeticuated, it . dyi.
men, many thousands of whom ware and ire l6od's that the forces' ).-,i my bli aile more availa- . :,27 ,, .
own dear children, soils to be full, and b-irgc ble than they could be in a bcara .ie gl city. .' i i A;y: .. -..
given over to judicial blindness "to bo'ice- .alie (ex. Iiron'''ti'r,.o',a i --A 'e have noTieliable
that they might beo dostroyci'," tbo signs ,. the nws lrom (len. I[oo|d' Army later than his , r a t . . .
times clearly indicate the do-igns of l'rovidsne to official dispatch froeu beflor Nashville: It is iecijps fir ADVOCA' for Soldiers, from Nov
be their extermination, as a race, like the maan- rumored by travellers that news be n r- to De1
s of oldived in Mr con tir t lie lans taken the city by From .
itesofold. assriult ; but neitherour inm:l nor telegrap h lines '. 'r , ,
We do not say or believe that the Gov)criimnnt have brought any cifilim ion of the port, up oor I ' ]. s
or the army intends this. They or, Ily wish and a;m to the time of our going to pi ssf. A Loui.ville, P-1 t, Coa
at the integrity of the Union with the abolition of Ky., telgram of the illth y8, that Gen. Lyon lie1 . 5 co.
the chief,ifnottheonly,causeofour national trouble, ob d the Cu mbei la l river i ith Rev addy.......................... ....... ................... So
and which will, if left in existence, ever bs a slur; Cairo telbgram says Lyon captured a, transport A- ecpts ta Dec. 17.
of discord and contenntion in the nation. Bt the twenty miles above Fort Detnel.on, and tred it --39 i ias ,,o
signs indicate that Providence *intends it. Their for' ciosin,; the river. The boat ias loadrd ' .-- i oas t o. l, 21s, s'
traitorous lader, Jeff Davis, has said that they will vith forage, anti was b urt d acttr o';e reols le'.,'" ,'. ' .', A iClarkls
have independence; that is the division and ruin crosi. Tfis Lyon's toitce ise..ctim ni at 4.000. t. .i l i 4U, 3So20 o A iar.,y 1,
ef the Republic, or extermination, and under the ,, ,,,,,, r.. r '... ..' ,,''" O ddy 20
influence of this madness they seem determined to EKo.ANDn TIrtnEATrNEi,. -Some weeks ago a '-'" "'
contend till "thelast man shall die in the last party of Confederates mode a ilescent Irom i ... .
ditch," having ate the last mule. Canada, upon St. Albsns, Vermont, and- pro- ... ... ""' '' ', '
We, however, would be humane and Christian. duced- greet excitement there. T'fhey were to. "
and if they desist from their rebellion, ropent of pursau d ito Cautad aid '.io e h t ,e ,_ .. '
and if they desist from their ebell'on, rpnt of authorities there. They hiave been relsesed r- r .,_ n cr 3t
their sins, and submit to "law and order," we by tu e ceurton the ground of'wvntof jurisdic. I r ......,
would imitate our merciful God and forgive. But tion; and the fact tias producerI considerable -. ' .. .. ",. '.-js.ot
until then weddem. it our duty to God and our be cxitelm ..e 1 .0- Y;nkees. The Coil h .. . i \lte5s
loved country to sualaiin the Gocrnmonit we believe of the t .' nmde an impassioned Z-St911J d ,
to he the creature of a special Providence for the speech, and i:nplo: ei the cou iot to discharge
special purpose, ass model o G vernm ent, toonlight i p 00 e must .. .. -. i i L. .e ,',
ea the world in hunman rights, civil and religious ordered te discharge of th pines and was ' ' '
liberty, the darkest stain upon the eocutcheon of pre[:ured to incur the responsibility. The '- i .
which is now being wiped out in blood. decision was received with applause, which waso 1 ', 1- ,
The gradual but certain progress of our arms in immediately checked. ..' '
contracting the domain of the rebellion, and the r a stion wic "st fo b e r '"'" '
man reported aresolution, which was [forthwith
unparalleled victories they have recent y obtained, passed, appropriating ,. million of dollars for . ...... r .
together with the cheering prospects that the people the purchase or construction of six revenue
of the loyal States will, at the polls, in. November cutters for the Iakes, whltreas, the treaty with .. ,. '.
next, sustain the Government and its policy, the Great B:itain allows bt onue of each nation. D--. --
integrity of th Union and the ab.litioniof slavery, qaesting the Puresident to givey eati ritain .' .. ,
gives reason to hope that God will soon stay the no ice of the teralination of tile Canndan. ..
chastening rod from the loyal States; they being, reciploca treaty.
we hops, sufficiently penitent for their participation In the Sentc on the 1t h, Mr. Chandler of- ., .- -' '.... i ...
in the great sin for which the nati!a is suffdrig, f'ied re'olulion ... .,' il release of beh e Incatcr. Fob', I .- :;- i. a id Cato.aRier
and that peace will soon be restored with an exton- St. Albans raider. -., i,,, .. -.2. the crgani- . ,,.. t., at Wadeshoro-' eb e, 2. .
nation of an army corps for thie protection of nl... .. ts 'J A o, P. E.
sion of the area of freedom and of human rights. the Northern frontier from indurions of rebel ,n'',_' e .sn -
We, of course, desire peace. But, as the rebels raiding parties. ChandiMir Aiso introduced a , ,
have declared that they will have independence- series of rpoo utions instcle:icn tine Stcretary i ec ,
that is, divide and ruin the nation, or be extermi- of State to de uind from the Brilli-i f' overn- ....." i ..,. -, 0, e
nated, we see no prospect or possibility ,.l1 eo.c, ment plavent in full for :dl Amtrican vessels . , i s
pt as the result of car final triunph ove t he estred Iv pirme iips 'i roi En0is igr Is'. .. .. ..
Toe.p..so tc itr .n ,p cn L The s-nithbill authorizLin th3 piicl'ae f o i e t ,, ,,,.,, ..'. ce .
rebellion, which we atieatly pray mtay boon be revenue cutters ior the cutters wae a!so u sed. ..'... .
accomplished. As further expretiivo of our views, Gen. D:x has issued an order in consequence of ''.'' ',' ..
we oller tlie flowing: the discharge of the St. Albanes raiders, tlirecting I.... ear Breiithren. eery man ain i p,.
Rmotild lslo. Thai we feel more Ithan ec-r dii-oted I,. mr mtitaor c imidn(leis d .ou lihe f.rontlir, in the I SIt H. Bno-e.,, I E.
coutry'awelfr. a ihe nmp, -i- ,iri.o,'_r i,:-.re es in s t event -ft aiimil'r raid. to eilrsue the mar der. t, ..... i ,-:,, L i .'7. T T.
magnitude and importaneeci. if E: e-ssaQy. into Canad ; iand if airrcsted there, '
2di. That, bi'ioevmg i n oi eril:w a 'rovideiic, we .ill they are n1rder -;. 'ot' b s len- i "
pray daily to God tosu-iain thie right. An.I on the mo lima fered. Al T'on i i .1 3 siys : . -' '
of the 8tli N iuvember next, we will i ,p,'ially implori Ils The Lake Er;e raiders i iesfor' te "' .
control t the alffirs of tihe nai in to 0i]iory, ,ouad -a:i- it, court to-day, and wJti re d in the elUtion olf that day, Ir in the ti aqr or rebel- or that the court' had no jt'i:t cion.i ... i ,,' ,','es ,
tecicr sympathirers. And we will i] at all practicabl he. i 1' c.cused much exciel en:. i ,,. .i,' (oi'renc L '
cthe pnlls t in tiarly heler, and uadvise or people to do the The follow ng are Offici i disp;ttches re peci- I inn ue ttor u -A on nd the touth tlio.cs mi'si iniry. "
atomoI. ing the Bat -le at Franklin. D ec .- I oA
d. I liiat oir cordial thitink -s niir yore y ten erie ,to the 'orii t sEA N 'no A ti-e'--'fo-Ia1u~nt, 'I' ICH as. "
Presdeno of the 'nitel States, tor tier firm, wi-sC nd Noer Nalie, .T. 1 . oild Aidsn ,
pa'riotli ,p li, .he has taken, and the policyhe i is pur,- .'ar asilville,Dec... .
. ... 11 uW i t s I .- . I . I _ra .. to L .. t t
scec Cia t.s na a' Oo ea;1ie fc '. .,-, l-ratn, he, h ,,o .se,,' .,,, ", ,,,, ,,r, ,[ jBhlehCen.Jan i i i i.o, 0 ' ,i,
a i t de U ziin mih e hcspliv free. Iup one line of 1T ---- ----- -
4th. That rwe also fnder o' r lthauks to ('irii-5e. io ll aed two others.The enemy efvdently intended to, '. ' -' '
heads of Departments, and r tthe Cgcerors iand i gi"ia- hold perlma ntly the lin.o of Franklin aadMur- f ',, '' miss, l3
tures of the loyalStates for tihe id they iave n,,icred the freesboeo. We attack l hiu lit Iosition about _
Goverment in tiis nllghty struggle ad pray kod to ;'!- 4 o'clock p. ah.. anil suuc.essively canrlid .their ', E' ' = '
tain Iutd blase ithm nii leir loyl endeior. to lines. At dark wei sad iai ched and stood
tih. That wo ender ur nOilMk to. and will'-ioelin1 i t. u:;n' le outer edge of 'tlhe1r ll tericr And last Cona C ''. ,'' , '' i n
pray for oa r :tlli nad iily thiri" icmmandi e rs r-1 line of'works where A tight coliliiue u til S ith' Ci u
soldier anid snilore, for shtir unipiraslteId corse.f r- 11 o'clock. t e he, it our nltosition i :. i,. C .
ode andcitii..Ies aCie nor ieiintt'a'ii oSureer st,
tude mid clldiainve in cer~n lionor, in. ) lf- th victories. s they have y olh t.l. ndi)pray fr r. o t|' ',l .
ther e-i -- :i'.. r.. .. ..'...'n.... I e, of the ,thle
6th. That w deeply symipahiz. ,itl, t h e .l leaving his hitDed and wounded on the fid.We .. ,., t .
widow', orephas and parents whose inds i ihvei' falleinc were ieri to use cu artillery oii account of oit
tai deoadly cirggre, ralpy t that a kid reviden'oe ni y the presence of the woeran and children in the Dee 1-
iitai ead cos h towi. hWe massed ;ibtini'L100ptitcS 0of amitllemy
The report was unanimously adopted, and, on that night to opmassed on enemy icces ofdayght, iller RAlin
that night to opmn on he enemy at daylight, RATES OF ADVERTIS1NG-Thih-r y aentsperline.
motion, two verses of the song, expecting the nonm comb tants to have teen.
SWe'll rally round the flag, Ibys." gotten out hetore,'ody. We lave lost an un- A YOfl'N LADY OF SOME EXPERI-
Was sung with a z-ct, while the EtarS and .trl' as usuallylarge proper. ionl of ctificors. Generals situation in a private family or school. -
were wed over our head from the pulpit. Cleburne. Gralrbury, Adams, Strahl aod C-ist cete the Englisht Branches. Referi
were wed ove r our heds from thupitSe were killed. Gens. Brown, Quarles, Carter '
J. L. WILLIAMs, Se'y.. and Scott wer wounded. "3TELA.'."
Mauston, Wis, Oct Sd, 1864. We have captured about 1300 prisoners, and tDeie --4 Besnottville, So. Ca.
v i___________________ ked ilup on te battle fie about 000 A oKNU LADY OF SOME EXPEJI I-
tand e ars. We have lso captured large -A .. Mic he i
M', (,number ofoolors. We have alto captured four ;- r, niiir'ed. ui
llos o f th l l comotives2 nd I r.ins, ard are running the 1 ,P. M. A.
Tencnessee and A]abama RElaiirad. Other / 000-3 Benoetiacilles, So. C..
--_ --- trains are cut off, which we hope soon to have ANiTED, SOM- ONE TO TAXK A
iu our posfession. tl.bout 5000 of the enemy are W o o motherless hild-a hboy one year and liuo
FROM VIRGINIA. cot offat Murfeesbooro. The army is in fine ." .- i t ri eIw ",'ild. AlIOtho'I '
Week before last, GrantV Arimy 'i-rn;:," I- health ay.d excellent spirits, and confident of t. H.p i .....
reinforced by the ith and 8th oi .or .- success. The peopleir.'e deli1ghtcd and enthus- 'ov.oe--. ..
dian's forces from the Valley, Gen. Warren, iastic tour advance. liuHA G. HARIs. -W ANTIED, A SITUATION (PrER31A-
with one Corps and more, set out fronm Peters. HEAniiat Anrm T-. r--rr ". L . .
burg to take Weldon, N C. He was met at miles from Nashvill. L ) .. ,
Bellfieldabout 40 miles from Petersburg by Ionu ,J. A. Sesddon: .. ..,.,. ',i ,..-,., .' r
some cavalry and reserves and forced to return About 4 o'clock p.m., on the Orth, we attack- 'dr's .. .. '
to Graiit's army, harassed all the way, by ed the enemy at irenhkIin, and drove them T.ov-re-li. Abingdon, Va.
Hampton's cavalry. About the same time, the from their entirelinesoftempoiary works into ANTED IMMEDIATELY, tY A
enemy moved up the Rranol-- io-;-oi Furl,. teirinnerlines,wbhichthey evacuated during WN N ED IMMIEIATELY, t A
Branch, and from Newbern .;, .. ', I., the night, leaving their dead and wonnde-d in ,.i. , ..,
both in N.C. Forces lbeig sent against i em, our posession, a d retreated to Nashville, " '.' .. "', ., '
both these parties retired. So much tfor the ouly .iurue b ov cavalry. ,, .
success of the auxiliary movements of Grant to We ecanlur-d. vowc-al slm an l' colors and .. '
a callattention from Sherman. about 1000 prisoner. I YOUNG LADY DE SIRES A SITU) A-
Af TLANTA, ASLEST BT SuRMAN.-W.1'. lowered Our troops lfught with groat; -alantry. .. i 1 . i...... i. rit.>
reports to Gov. Brown the result of hi official We have to l.amnct . '. .-----
survey and inspection of the condition of olicersancl bhlve nien. -i1 -' *L ".i .. nov7-3 B C iee ille, o."Ca.
Atlanta, from which report we maNle some and Brip. Gts. Jobhn .' '1-3'i .. en '' --,ca
extracts. Strahl and Granbur& w-. -i *.-. p0 PRIJNTERS-TEN GOOD COMPO-
The property of theState was destroyed by John Brown, a.d Bricy :C-u .e. -. ' '- .-. J' SITORS ean find permanent employ .e
fire, yet a vast deal of the material remain's in gault, Quarles, Crackeroil ,mid Scott were ,ges wages ai exemptiCon or ii. ..appying
the ruins. Every speies of machinery tSht was wounded, Brig. Gen. Gordont v.s captured. to o crSIo b nLL,
not destroyed by fire, was most ingeniously Signed Ji. J). HodeJ. State Pritor.. c.
broken and made worthless in its original General. tcots-a.-. Go-uiac. i .
* form-the large steam boilers, the switches, the A subsequent telegramr from Gen Hlood says, rITOWNS1ND & NORTH, PUBLISHERi
frogs, etc. Nothing has escaped. All Ihe ourloss of officers is excessively large, in proper I -I .. I : ,:., .i.- rir . i ;...i; .1
city pumps were destroyed, except one. The tion to the loss of men. -. ..
car shed, the depots, machineshops, foundries, TonHE EXcMIe'TION BILL.-Tlie genere exemp-... '
a rolling mills, merchant mills, arsenals, labora- tion bill, as reported to the Hous of tepresen- 'ricep.r don...... .........................
Story, armory, etc.,were burned. In the angle, tatives frpem the Military Committee, by Mr. Cap4rsi,' . .i . . ti
between Hunter street, commencing at the Miles, is very much the samie ra heretofore as '.. ,5
s City hall, running east, andMcDonough street, regards the classes, but is very marked in its .,,. .., '
running south, all houses were destroyed. The restrictions and specifications. The clause in July ts-tr i''" =.
jail and calaboose were burned. All business relation to the press, ss the .ichmnd Dispatch, TI- IDEN ID-PUBLI
houses except those on Alabama 0..reet, coa- is very materially altered, aounsotinig almost to ED "ONTHILY by .' '. '. e."
mencing with the Gate City Hot ', running a revocation. It exempts "one editor, of each
east to Loyd street, were burneil. All the newspaper being published at tile time of the ...' o
d hotels except the Gate City were burned, passage of this act, and suh epracticalpritera arl : ,,
About four hundred houses are standing. The pressmen as said editor may certify on cath to lbe i -
e enemy destroyed from four to liie thousand indispensable to the publication of such news- "'' ... "
houses. Two-thirdof the shade trees in the paper." The .clase oexompting the owner of1 .
SPark and city, and of thetimber in the suburbs "fifTeen field bands" os repealed. The bill ex r ---- -- --
have been destroyed. The suburbs present to empts ministers of religion in :etual charge of "ir'i.'l *'i I i I._il, lD.hl"l .h .
the eye"one- vast naked, ruined, deserted ..n;, ?._. ,r., who have owtl bmers engaged i libuying '" I '
camp,. Horses were turned loose in the Ceme- .,' .. profit Phisicians of ten years' .
tery to graze upon the grass and shrubbery, ontinuoslts practice," i1'o hal isot eOna blng ard .i .. .. ..
The ornam ents of graves, sucha s m arble am s, sel fr fit. he x o ption o tach aers rble .a . b e o o. -, , ,f-,o, ,'',',' e ',,'ion : i t r s .
Cm iniature statuary, souvenirs of departed little resteioted to colleges, theological sem inarier ... r ... ,... .i, ..". ,,_ ... ',.."
- ones, are- broken and scattered abroad. The and military academies. The only new feature Idnoi .
l crowning act of all their wiakedness andi in the bi l1 is that granting exemptions to the p. ,
villainy was committed by our ungodly foe in officers and indiapenseble employees of the or i..
Removing the dead from the vaults in the Cem- ,Tames Itiver and. Kan.ewhb 'Canal Company. ,., 0 ',,,
etefy androbbingthe coffinsot the silver name The Secretary of War' is authorized to grant ., .....
I plates, and tipping and depositing their own exempt ion and detaiftosuch planters, farme.e, e.,.1 -.:.,. ,.i,,,.i m 1.5..-,.,... -
i j dead'in the vaults. 1 J ,oversee rs and other persons as he moy tUs hel'- '*'f ;, .. '.ac st-,'... -
t GIN. Snansia's Movm O Ts.-We have little fled will be more usefulto the country in it..-r m '' ,. .. b...h.i 1: -
' kCertain information from the invader. He is several ,ursuits than in the military service. ,. -






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ADVENT HYMN. one all the serpents of its sorcery-down,
Word of God, the bright expression through all the crushing of iher young born
Of the Falther's hidden face; fipes-through years of s' trying mect and
Fresit 3 lOVe'-s :.>iirn procession; strango intanity-while hareh unkindne.os bit
Valtinm wroTheu cs.est, lowly at her heart string with an adder's tooth-
The see Toi s, nd own srThee Lord, thence down through ,aCh successive depth of
Tihe A:migh:ny, disgace and m iriey, until ie L ent over tIhe
to a n irgi . J drunkard's grave ; through all these scenes a
earth from heaven, halo of divinity has gathered around her, and
Hoav'nlyvpower to arlh iveo; stirred her to augel deeds of love. When the
For Thry elfart ovcry whore., maddened victim tried to cut himselfadrift
Earlily stubhts.n", Thy creation, from the sympathy raid sociaot of Gcd and(
With .. 'I -'. .. .,k ..t .. man, she has clung to him, and Teld him to her
A thir-s. vi world u' one.' heart "with hooks of steel." And, when he
Word fi sr God, the Everlasting,s was cast out, all defiled with his leprous pollu-
Word frns God, th Everlasting, ion-when he was reduced to such a thing as
At \Vhobo .acdate iimoe came hasting the beast of the field would bellow at-there
Through the still eternity; .was one who still kept him throned in her
Thou Thy pres-eca manifested, heart of licrals ; who could say over the fallen,
'W hore o. I I- ,"----..--- b ---., hh a.
In created I i -.. driveling creature: "Although you are nothing
For we see th!cso things alone. to the world, yet you are all the world to men."
Twofolfd mystery here appeals us, Wnen the awful insanity ofthe drunkard set in
( od in bi m n form displayed : upon him, with all its fiendish shapes,of tor-
S r .. tr ,., i-..t. ture ; while he lay writhing beneath the scor-
Earty r inherit pion sting of the fi.ry phanhisics and furies of
Heatv'nly thuht i nor mapreclaim,- delirium tremanis-thlrc was woman by his
Ilow tV'1 cniprorent spirited l side, arrayed with all the attributes of her
'moi.hing not I1inisolf could frame. loveliness. There was her tearful. love-beam-
An-d wo orl own oar weakness, ing eye, that never dimmed but with teers
S '11 oar di iity ie tell ;res when the black spirits were at him. There she'
I tribe o.10 nig'o.v ceoees in nicebreor,
Thou, th' unchanged Emmanuel. stood alone, and in lone hours at night, to
T'sou' d:Lst cal! this changeful being watch his breathing, within her heart braced up
S .' toi risel; with ihe omnipotence of her love. No brute
Th till, Isroseeing as he is, not a tie which her werman's heart has
r ithirsty vanities, thrown around him in his bright days had ever
Then, ThU uachant-cel 8]eif, rnnlicet r d over
Tha on v.-lich all rq 'ire i; gicen way, bul had grown stronger as hie ap-
Rob'd with flosh, thou satisfiest preached the nrdir of hisden.radntioni.And if ho
All creation's deep desire, sanic into that dark, hclphls s grave, she cn-
This Th' ar--n,. ns.. .. lhsin, swathed him in her broken h-eart, and laid it in
Whre, a v -. i...-- his coffin ; or if some mighty angel's arm or
Thoudo ii ,i- i .voice brought him upfromn the grave ofdrurk-
Now wve watch: - enness, the deepet ever Jug for man, lihe came
Offspring of t- ,. ...I forth, Lazarus like, bound itast and forever
Teach us to be wlo-- e--- within the cerements of lice deathless affection.
Iii fu l 0lcf the ,,, ,.. I ,, -
Help uever to adore Thee, Such is her sceptre ; such arc the cords
Looking at the adgment Throne, which sh9 throws arouiid the wayward and
That whiu all shall stand before Thee wandering, and leads him back to virtue and
iT-oo may'.tct.im us for Thine Amen. to heaven, saying, as she gives him in, "HIere am
Amen. -
land he whom tunougavest me."
ANECDOTE OF ENGLISH JUDGES. WHAT ltE WE NEED?
Lord Mansfield, the prince of courtesy, was Reader, the thing that we all need most is
in the habit of reading newspapers and answer- forgiveness of sins. .We m'y get to heaven
ing lettersin court. Lord Eldon did so too, without money and without Lealth. We shall
and Lard Abinger would do it ostentatiously never get there without forgiveness. Now are
'and offensively, to mark his contempt for the you forgiven ?
advocate. Lord Clare, who had a life-long feud Reader, I tell you this day, that to know
with Curran, beginning with a auel, once your need of forgiveness is the first thing in
brought as Newfoundland dag int.) court, and true religion. Sin is a burden, and must be
gave it his exclusive attention whilst Curran taken off. Sin is a defilemient, and must be
was speaking. The counselpaused. "Proceed, clernsed away. Sin is a migaiy debt, and
Mr. Curran, prey proceed," said the Lord must be paid.. Sin is a mountain standing
Chancellor, looking up, with his hand on the between us and heaven, and it must be re-
head of hi. canine companion. "I will pro- moved. fHappy is that man, woman, or child
ceed, my Loid, when your Lordships have con- among us that feels all llhis. To tIke the first
eluded yourconsu'Lations." Anecdotes abound step toward heaven, we mast seoe clearly that
of Chief Jas'ice WVillie's gallantry, not to say we deserve hell. There are buit two aIterna-
profl:gacy, which we cannot venture to repro- ties before us-wo must either be forgiven or
uace; and Bosivell reports a conversation with be miserable forever.
Johnson, in 1773, which appears to have been There are many people who know little of
suggeatcd by some judicial- -eu aisy. la. ethaslssehnafiluhistiauit.' tShiuabe.thsl lin te
the same evening, he wouldnotal!ow thlt-iU- a Christian land. iy fancy they are to go to
private lifo ofa JudgjeinRn;lsand was required Church to learn their duty, and hear morality
to beso strictlydecorous asge supposed. 'Why, enforced, and for no other puipose. They
then, sir,'said I, 'according to your account, an forget that the heathen philosophers could
English Judge must live like a gentleman.' have told them as much as this. They forget
Johnson : 'Yes, siri, if he can.' When Lord that such inen as Plato and Seneca gave in-
NortLington (enloey) was Master of thaoEils, structions which ought to put to shame the
he requested leave of the King to discontinue Christian liar, the Christian drunkard, and the
the evening sitting of his court, and on being Christian thief. They have yet to learn that
called on for a reason, replied ; 'Because, the leading mark of Christianity is the remedy
,please your Majesty, I am always drunk after it proves for sin in the sacrifice and death of
dinner.' Within the memory of the senior Jesus Christ, and the blessed tidings that we.
members ot the profession, the Court OfEx- have only to believe in him and be saIed.
chequer was stAted to be "composed of one This is the glory andexcellency cf the Gospel.
judge, who wis a gentleman nad no lawyer ; it meets man as he really is. It takes him as
asecqnd, who wes a lawyer and no gentleman; it finds him. It goes down to the level to
a third, who w'.a nciher ;, and a fourth, who which sin has brought him, and offers to raise
was both. This description, in which strict him up. It tells him of the remedy which we
accuracy may have been sacrificed to antithesis, all need-a great remedy for a great diseasie-a
recalls Cnarles Lamb's jocular remark on his great forgivesiess for great sinners.
four friends of the Lakeschool-that one would Reader, the first thing you need for your
tell a 'ie, but would not pick a pocket; another coul is forgiveness. Now, never rest till you
would pick a pocket, but would not tell a lie ; a have gone to Christ and found it. You must
third would do neither ; and the fourth would either be forgiven or be lost forever.-JPev. ,.
do ooth-ceteqting, of course, the professional C. Rilye.
moralist for the climax. The gentleman judge, ----- -* --
not lawyer, was Baron Graham; and some SHORT CONFESSION OF FAITH.
curious stories are told of his uniform polite- Philip Ilenry, father of M'.tthliw Henry,
ness on the bench. In his day it was usual to drew up a shot formi.of the baptismul cove-
suspend judgment in the criminal cases until nant and taught it to his children, and each of
the earcluslon of the assizes, and deliver all them solemnly repeated it every evening after
the sentences in a lumnp. A name had been .they were catech;sed; he putting the amen
accidentally omitted in the list of capital p un- to it, and sonmeti es adding, '"So say, so do,
ishment, of which he was reminded on coming and you sre made forever." This was the
to the endof the list. '0, yes, I see, John catechism:
Tiltomson,-John Thom-son, Ibeg your pardon; I take God the Father to be my chiefest
you are also to be hanged by the neak till you good and highest end.
are dJad, and may the Lord have mercy on 1 take God the Son t0o be my Pince and Sa-
your miserable soul, -too !' Johnson records viour.
that, at the trial, of Savage for murder, I take God the Rtoly Ghost to be my Sancti-
Page concludedan intlrlammatory address to the tier, T'-srse, Gutide and Comforter.
jury in this fashion : "Gentlemen of the july, I take the word of God to be my rule in all
you are to consider that Mr. Savage is a great my actions. A
man, much greater thda you or I, gentlemen of And the people of God to be my people in
thejury ; that he wears very-fine clothes, much Mal conditions,.
finer clothes than you or I, gentlemen of the I do likewise dedicate and devote unto the
jury ; that.he has abundanceof money, much Lord my whole self, all I aum, all I have and all
more than you or c, gentlemen of the jury ; but I can do.
gentlemen ofb.hejury, iS it not Avery hard case, And this I do deliberately, sincerely, freely,
gentlemen of theajury, that Mr. Savage ehoueid and forever.,
therefore kill you or me, gentlemen of the And this is the school in which Matthew'
jury ?--iasers Mag.irac: Henry was'educated from hiscarliest childhood,
and the principles then instilled into his mind
THE DRUNKARD'S WIFE. and impressed upon his heart went with him
-* through life.
Still thereis a scene, which has escaped --
"the vulture's eye," and a!mosteovery other A KIND AND WISE lIINT',
eye, where she has cast forth her costliest An angry letter, especially if the writer be
pearls, and shown such qualities of her native wellloved, is so much fiercer than an -angry
character as almost merit our adoration. This speech, so much mniore uneoduri hoe,. There the
scene has been allowed to the drunkard'-, wife. words remain scorchin., not to he explained
Howsho has filled this mast desperate outpost away, not ls be ctoned for by a. kis, not to be
of humanity, will be revealed when the secrets softened down by the word of love that may
of human life shall be disclosed r'to morn follow so quickly upon spolckc anger. Leaven
worlds than tnle." When the history of hovels, defendme trom airgry l"toe^ I They should





ofrst mbomgt she crd in Heaen. Fo the angry latter sh.buld be posted till four and twen.-
ing heart andeshe gave up her young and p h tyhbeuts shall a'aelapsed sinevil was.written.
ofhi shear loTanedl its treaures into the ans We all know how absurd is that. other rule, that
ofehim she loved, t the luckless hour when ofsaying the alphabet when you are. angry.
the charmer, nine, fastened around that loved Trash I Sit down and write tour letter. Write


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it with all the venom in your power ; spit out
your spleen at the fullest-it will ,do you good.
You think you have hen injured. Say all that
you can say with All your poisoned eloquence,
and gratify yourself by reading it while your
temper is still hot. TLen putiL in your desk,
and as a matter of coarse, burn it before break-
fast the next morning. Believe that you will
than have a double gratification.-T/he i k7-
-alns.
BE STEADFAST.
Beware how you trifle with temptation. The
first step from God may fix your eternal desti.
ny. Declension generally begins in the closet.
Be instant, therefore, and earnest in prayer.
Make no Saviour of your feelings, resolutions
or past experiences, and have no confidence in
the fiash, but abide in Christ, the' living, per-
sonal and ever present Saviour. B- firmly
persuaded that he knoweth your frame, and
things that you stand in need of, and that HIe
will supply very want of soul and boIy in tihe
fullest measure, at the best time, and inn i..:.
best way consistent with your greatest good, -i
therefore with your deepest peace and joy,
Accept all thingsfrom Him, enjoy all things in
Him, return all things to Him, "and go on your
way rejoicing." But think not that when you
please. to return, or that should you return,
the loss which you have sut'iaced by so sad a
departure can ever be so made up in this world
as that it shall not boe a constant deduction from
that sum ofe character, of usefulness, and of joy,
which otherwise would have been possessed by
a "patient continuance of well-doing."-I)r.
IlcLosd.

WHEN I WAS LItTLE.
A timn there was of tenor your g .ifcftion,
When I tin s6alue scarcely reached sau ol;
Sweet teaos flow ever at tile reol.cr.ion,
And therclore otten on these times I dwell. -
Then by my loving mother was I carried.
Then strode ny i'athi(r'b knle, hotrnanas bold;
Nor knew of grief, or care, or brain o'er wearied,
More than 1 knew of classic lore or goed.
The earth was very small then to my dr.amirg
.Andin it there was UtIle to coneemn ;
Then I beheld the stars as pn pri 1 '
And wished fbr wings tofl7y i r -.
I sawv tie moon then towa.rds the island sailing,
And thought, "Could I now to ,- pi cicaso,
Then should I kno-, wihiLcut o charc_ of flipe,
How large, how round, how beautiful its hare '
TI --re
A:
Ar.,- I 1 - -- thrcd.
ATd thought upon the gracious God Ir ....-,
Who me created and that glorious .
And all those pearly splendors strun,- together.
And flung from polo to polo o'er all i:eaven'a sa
W ,, .. 1. . -
,,1- h n -
T m -.,, ,., ..- s
Wise to become, and good, and o oby "
Thell prayed I for my father -
And for my sister, and for ., .. ,
For the unknown king, nor yet forgot that oiher,
The beggar lame, who vwandered up and do-.:.

THE WRONG TURNING.
Wheijl was a boy-but it is a long time agoe
-for many a crop of corn hals been gathered
into the garner, and many Pa fall of snow has
coveraTITl er rava ys-s- n-
and many a friend and companion has been
carried to the cold grave ; but as I said, when
I was a boy, my father sent me on an errand to
a farm house a few miles in the country. "You
must go," said he, straight along the turnpike
road till you come to the second milestone,
and then, passing the big house wilh the rook-
ery in the elm-tree, you must tbke the first
turn to the right, which will lead you to farmer-
Gilbert's houso ; but mind whatever you do, be
sure that you don't take the wrong Luirning.
Boy like, I was so pleased with the prospect.
ofaplensant walk into tho country tiatI did
not attend so carefully as I ought to have done.
to the directions which my father gave me ; so
that, when I had passed the second milestone,
and arrived at the big house with the rickery
in the elm-tree, 1 could rnot at all remember
whether I was to take the first turn to theTright
hand or to the left. After pausing for some
time, I made up my mind to take the left. I
did so, and thereby took the wrong turning.
Well, on I went, as I thought, for Farmer
Gilbert's, till the lane got very narrow, and
the road very dirty. At one part there was a.
gate across it, and tn getting over the gate I
did not perceive that the bottom hinge was offt'
it, no sooner had I mounted thle gate than it
swungto onside and flag me into the mire,
and a fine dirty sgate I was in. A dog camera
growling out of a cottage by the roadside ; to,
get rid ofthe dog I clamberedover a hedge, and -
in my haste a almost tore off the skirt of my-
jacket. With the intention of defending my-
self from the dog when I should return, I
pulled out my pocket knifeto cut a stick ; but
in doing this I cut my finger, and dropped my-
knife into the ditch, end could not find it.
again. After all my misfortunes, no Farmer -
Gilbert''could I find.' Indeed, it would have
'been strange if 1 had, for -every step I had.
taken since leaving the turnpike road led me
farther and farther from his-house. At last I
asked a man who was workingin a field to tell'
me the nearest way to Farmer Gilbert's, men..
tioning at the same time which way 1 had
come. "I do not wonder," said the man,, "at.
your being puzzled; why, my lad, you have
taken the wrong turniing."
I soon set off back again, blaming myself for-
not having paid more attention to the direc-
tions of my father. I fotind no further diffi.
culty in my way to Farmer Gilbert's, and
having done my errand, I returned home,
heartily repenting the error I had committed
in taking the wrong turning.
No sooner did my fa ier see me thanhoe
began thus: "Why, Robert,' whert'have you
been ? You have been long enough to do the
errand twice over; what pickle your shoes
and stockings are in ; :,.I -Le irt ot your
jacket'isalmost off! 'v t1 .I.- you been
about?"
I then told my father the whole of my mis-
haps, just as they had ortedrcd to me ; how the
gate had flung me into tho mfre; how the dog
had attacked me ; and how I tore my jacket,
cut my finger, and lost my pocket-knife; and
I acknowledged that a 11 these things had been
brought about by myTf solishly taking the wrong
turning. .
"Ah, my lad I" said my- father, "you are not
the first, by agrelet mtniy, inse hcve em miid 1y


neglecting their father's directions, and by
taking the wrong turning."
All of us who live in the world have an or-
rand to perf)rin, and have to find our way to
heaven. The pith of duty is the road along
which we go ; and the Bible contains thein-
slructionscf our heavenly Father, giving us tne
plainest direstiuns, that we may not be pained
and perplexed by losing our road. Thoseisho
attend to these directions find their way easily;
-but those who neglect them get in'oa thousand
.troubles. When travelling heavenward it is a
terrible thing to take wrong turning.
As the young are travellers as well as thL
old, ilis necessary that they should be led and
guided, according to their ages, until they are
able to read and understand the directions
given in the Scriptures. When children are
od enough to comprehend God's Holy Word,
that wor-d should be their guide continually,
and woo be to them if they neglect it ; for if,
in looking about you jn the world, you behold
want, misery, and despair, in almost every
ease they have been brought about by people
taking the wrong turning.
THE BEGGAR WOMAN.
A Pl'ARA.LE.
Once in a time of famine an unknown beggar
woman, poorly, but cleanly clad, went through a
certain village a-king alma. From soma houses she
was Eont away with rough words ; at another she
received a very smail giff: only one poor gardener,
asshe was very cold, invited her in his warm room
and his wife, who had just baked cakes, gave her a
nice large piece. 0
The next day all the people at whose doors the
beggar woman had called, were invited to supper
in the Queen's palace. When they came into the
d:aing room they beheld a small table laden with
thLe richest food, and aiso a large table with many
plates, on which there was here and there a piece qf
mjiu!dy br ad, a tew artichokes or a handful of bran,
but for the most part the plateau were entirely empty.
The Queen said: "I was myself that beggar
woman in disguise, wishing, in this time of distress
when th.pd'or are in such great need, to prove the
charity of my people. These two poor gardeners.
tool, me in end entertained ie the best way they.
could ; hence they will now eat, witmos, andI will
fix a pension for life on them. The rest of you wilt
entertain yourselves with the smne fare which you
gave we, and whici you will find on those plates.
With this remember that in the future world, you
will alsoone day be served as you serve others."
VWhat we give unto H:s poor,
To 0ur Lord IIme.lfis given ;
NWhAt tw sow oflvo on earth,
W shall richly reap in heaven.
G--NT-Le Wons.-V hat sweet things are gen-
t1e word-s-weeter than the first young r,)se of
sunimer time Words that br'atho of tenderness
and love to the troubled spirit and broken heart,
are a soothing bat-aa, a treasure to be cLerished
fondly as the rice, rweter that any thing earth
can bestow.
'I t ot uch the world can give, -
With r.11 its subj.le art,
And gold ,ad gens are not the things,
To rstisfy the hart;
But Oh, if ihcse whociuster round
Thel a]'hr end the h-arth,
o - '' .... - 3 l--; sm iles,


Dr S ADE DlosGLAS., son of Dr .Tno Douglass
of ChesterDist, S C, died at th J, L.- -.u ios-
-xital, Richmond, Va, on 26th -,t i -.,1 of a
Wound received in battle, 21st Aug, near Pe-
A volunteer in the Pickens Guard, Capt J Mf
M hoore. 6th Reg't S C V, he entered the service
.in April 18GI, was with his Reg't at the bom-
'rbardment of Fort Sumter, and remained with
little interruption in active service until his
death. Soon after the organization of the 6th
Reg't, he was tendered the appointment of
surgeon, which, with a magnanimity ai rare as
it wa honorable, he declined, retaimaing the
position of a private. At the 'reorganiza-
tion, he became a member of Co B, 7th S C
Battalion, Col P II Xelson, and was identified
with it icr its long and arduous service at various
posts on tae coast. He was elected to a Lieu-
tenancy, and with his Battalion went to Vir-
ghiialast summer. In lhe terrible anddestruc-
tive struggle around Petersburg, the 7th Bat-
talionbore a prominent part and suffered
heavily. In all these engagements he was
present, and in one ot them received a painful
wound on the head. On the 21st Aug, though
unwell and suffering -with disease, he led his
company into battle, and while his Brigade
(Hagood's) was nlanoait overwhelmed by
superior numbers, lie received the fatal wound.
His entire Battalion bear testimony to his
worth and gallantby; and the estimate in
which his services ware held by the military
authorities, may be learned from the fact, that
his commission as Capsain was sent 'him on
his death bed, a few days before he expired.
The Rev Mr Taylor. his Chaplain, -gave the
most satisfactory ,nd comforting assurances to
his friends of his change of heart and his
cheerful resignation to'death. Thus another
of South Carolina's promising young men has
fallen arid sealed with hisblood, the principles
which he zealously advocated ju life. Long
must his friends cherish his memory and dwell
with mournful pleasure upon his many gener-
ous and amiable qualities, the unaffected kind-
ness of his heart, thie magnanimous and for-
giving temper of his spirit, and the overflowing
affection to all connected with-him. While
they mourn his loss and cherish his memory,
they are consoled by the reflection that he had
made his peace with God, and fell at his post
in the discharge of duty and in a manner worthy
of his name and lineage. M.
Jon GARLAND PETTUS, eldest son of Dr John.
G'ettni, bf JeffrsrAon co. FIa. died in the Fede.
ral field hospital at Atlanta, July 24t-ih'ta84, of
a wound received on the 22d, in his 29th year.
He grew up free from the immoralities and
improprieties common in the youth of the land,
and ever deeply impressed with the importance
of Christian character. In 1859, he joined the
M E Church as a seeker of religion, and was
converted in 18063, while our army was at Tulle-
homae. is lif, from the day he joined the
Church, was in strict qenformlty with the rules
of the same, and, as a professor of religion, no
fault was in him. Every letter he wrote subse-
quently to his conversion breathed the most
unbounded tiust in God, and unshaken purpose
to live for heaven. While many around him
c...:lt substitutes details and exemptions, he
m.L.,. I immediately to the post of duty and.
danger-resolved to strike with all his energy
for our independence, and was in nearly every
battle of the Western campaign, coming offun-
hm'urt, till ho received hie mortal wound.. Ac a
soldier, all his comrades, officer. at-.d Ir' i-
testify that lie had no superiors in thL it ., c'J
power of subordinacy, endurance an- l. i. inaeu.
alwaygat his post and fearlessly disc li'w in : i,
duties. -Dying as he did, in the henrd 13 iht
enemy, and from a most fearful ni- Ara'ulul
wound, rendering him in a short tcue oLnc:D-
scious, he left no dying testimony-but l'sit ci
his life issuffioient. hone ever more faGilt res
and discharged all his obligations, or ad,:ii. d
more. highly all his life's relations. H!l hth
entered into rest. .
Tunosris LIcTON Put-'os, second con el ,r Pet
too, was Fern Nov 3d, "1843-wase' ic.uided at
Jackson, Mise; July 12th, 1863,- asd ded Ihbe
Dnext da\.
.\-..,m s ihecounrselol hipra.lensand friends,
he exeharnc.i the ralt oE learning for the scenes
',. :. ^ :.. ; -.. ] .. .. ,,


of carnage andi blood] in thre earliest period of
th1 rusannir'-v ptr,-.,0i nwl. faithfully and
*. .-a' -.'. ... .I t,,.. .. r.v tillhe received'
his mortal wound,. Ic w.a. in those hospital at
Tunnel Hill when li-' commsu, d passed that
-place on ili way to Mi f.iisippi, a-id though for-
hidden by his surgeon to accompanyy it, ihe es-
caped at night at;d succeed d in reaching it in
tiaoe to be one of I he eiirliest sacrifices in defence
of the capitol of that noble Sta'.e. A more moral
boy than he was not to be fsund,- and though
not a member of the Church--omitting that
du'y only because hlie felt unworthy-he faith-
fully reproved sin in his comrades, both by
words and life, and there are some of them, I
presume, who will never forget his earnest re-
monstrences againsitheir errors. He frequently
expressed in his letters the firmest laith in Jesus,
rud the most fervent de-sire to be a pure follow-
er of him. That he is with God is our hope and
comfort. F.
Mrs ELIaETHrn M-RRAYn, youngest daughter
ofthel.c rt.- r 7[,i-., ,- ti harleston, died at
Aiken, ..'. 4 1, i .- I of nervous fever
after a short illness, -at the residence of Mr
Sam'l ANelson, in heiar 9th year. -
.* u. .... i,'i .... i n. .1 the M E Church,
itih. ' i ,, i- i She continued her
ii i.. o, r.) I1.. s u to the day of her
death. It was my privilege to administer to
her in her sickness the con olations of religion.
I found her lamp with oil, trimmed sand brightly
burning. Each dayv h-r evidences wero clear,
bright and strong and her commiunion sweet.
.- I.- rD ;..iC. -i ;r. ". ing of the communion,
urid r .. .,- ..." we were singing that
beautiful htmn, "Therei. h. a nid cf pure de-
light," the repeatedly ,' 1a ir.r rpie 'end-
in silent ecatacy. The --l .- - -- *I-
asked that the hymn "Oa Jordia's stormy
banks I stand," might be sung. While the
chill of death was upon her, her daughter
Sarah said to her, 'Motlier, we link you ar'
nowp'ssine through ctoe dark valley sheore-
plied, ".1 know it. ,i'v chi d." "Are you afraid
mother ? "No, Jesus is with me, blessed
Jesus." On Sabbath morning while her soul
was baing commended to God, ere the prayer
was ended her spirit had passed the "gates and
entered the city ii the skies."
EDWvaR F THING.

M j J J UNDERWOOD, died Nov 3d, 1864, in
Hamilton co, Fia, from the effects of cancer,
aged 68 ysaors.
He joined the If E Church in 1838,.at a camp
meeting near Cherry Like, Fla., from-which
time he lived an acceptable member. He
loved the church, and wac always ready to con-
tribute to the support of the gospel. He was
a kind and affectionate- hflband and fatner-a
true patriot in every se of the word, always
ready to make anv reasonable sacrifice for his
country'sgood. Benevblent to the poor, the
widow andorphon found in him a friend and
benefactor, in his ih.t ichknss (though I was
with him) I could not converse withhim,as he
seemed to be in a stupor. But some weeks be-
fore, it was thought his end drew near, and I
asked him how he ftlt in reference to his
future prjapects; his answer was, "very well,"
though not as much soas he desired. Of course
he Lj.1 :-i L,-. -* .' adding hour. He
left . .. I.. ,. sons, and m any
friends to mourn their loss. But we trustour
loss is his eternal gain. A JouNs6x..
MAlcar.ti T, wife of Bro William Stroman,
died of consumption, atCentrevil'e, Fia, Nov
16th, in her 41st year.
She joined the Methodist Ciureh when a
girl and continued faithful till her death. Her
piety was consistent. She developed in her
faithful life all the Christian graces. She was
confined to her room for months before her
death, during which time she professed to gain
those higher attainments of perfection and
holiness. Her death triumphant, added
thae- vu ssthat the gospel has power over
the fear and sting of diath. She has left three
children and a devoted husband to mourn her
loss. The Pisgah Church|has lost another other
members; the paisonage a dear and devoted
friend.May her pious exhortations and triumpb-
ant death be sanctified to her bereaved hus-
band and children. A FRIEND.
JNoo P ASKEw, was bern in Baldwin co, Ga,
and died in Lawrescoviilo, Ala, on 21st Obt,
.1864, in the37th year of his age.
Having btn reared under the tuition of a
pious mother and under the influence of
Sabbath Schoorlinstruction, he developed pious
inclinations from his childhood, -and at the age
of 14 joined the Methodist Church. His early
religious training was fully developed in the
man. Always shunning bad company, he was
a dutiful, obliging and affectionate son, a dig-
nified Chriksiaq gentleman, a lover and sup-
porter of the cause of Christ, a useful member
of society, and a friend of the poor. Thus has
passed from our midst another of bur best
members, leaving an aged mother and maey
friends to mourn his loss. W. K. NOaTON.
Mrs SAiAn QUILLtAN, my wife, was born in
Jacksonco. Ga, Jan 27th, 1815, 'and died in
Gilmer co, Nov 8th. 1864. She was the daugh-
ter of the late Rev Wm Ellington.
SSitee professed religion and joined the At E
Church when quite young. As the closing
scene drew near, she seemed to lose sight of
earth .lshe talked and sung of Heaven. A few
.hours before she died, slse sung, "Canaan, sweet
Canaan, I have friends in tire land bf Canaan."
She then said, "Almost home to the New Jeru--
salem. Jesus smiles and bids me come," and
soon after, expired. May God sanctify this
affliction to our good. B. B. QUILLIAN
ARe'aHALD ASBatY MAAULDIN, war born in Ab-
ville Dist, S8C, Dec 2e h, 183$, and was killed at
Jonesboro', Aug 31st, 1864.
He was for a length of time during his life a
member of the M E Church, though not at the
the time of his death. His friends who knew
him least are not without hope in his death.
He died doing his duty nobly., -Tay our God
who is too wise to err and too good to do wrong,
bring comfort to th- lacerated hearts of an aged
mother and disconsolate widow and children.
Tues. G. HERBERT.

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