Group Title: Southern Christian advocate (Macon, Ga.)
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Title: Southern Christian advocate
Uniform Title: Southern Christian advocate (Macon, Ga.)
Physical Description: Weekly : ;
Language: English
Publisher: J.W. Burke & Co.
Place of Publication: Macon, Ga
Macon, Ga
Publication Date: April 6, 1865
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Georgia -- Bibb -- Macon
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 29, no. 1 (Jan. 5, 1866).
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Churchin spiteof His enemiese who always
5 nbt b bood rio8v ho ,II sie 5,
witness to this heathen world, by new spiritual
creations, which Hewondrously calls into being,
as of old, from apparently hopeless and worth-
less materials. Hence, what we read in Psalm
chi ral bu em betr e y sn
heard. Their sound is gone forth through all
the earth, and their words unito the end of the
f ITE MOf HLP.'.8 ('ARE '
When I con-oler at e an.xieties of molber-.
I wonder how many ci thern can h., musiasm-.1
without .13. .j,', na tey watchlul hduns, s

anguish, when their s:-W.plings are si.:k or
absent, or in danger. >ur= IV grace is dously
sweet to one in such calcuum sance.-. lion,
u sese, e nity apart, to remain without so
It is true that religion 1.iings soxieties r.11,is
own to the mother's mann. Llanag le trned to
be concerned about her own .od, one recornes

conic ped for Itheoso..I of let ue I .
Only in eternity can we learn the nine or such
nursery devotions A nt..11Lor was one, be ral.1
to say, Never d..I I leake one 01 my namescus
dTd tattoes nati eni tra-pmaruherb ato
God in prayer* that !Ie would bestow on it His
salvation." The case of Monica, the mother of
Augustine, is well known. Her son was yet
unconve roffi annSdhe w 0 io hhe
cares to a pious minister.of Christ, who, after
with these words:- "It is impossible that the
son of such.prayers and tears will be lost."
What powerful inducements are here offere44
for mothers to become true Christism. Ag
unchristian, a prayerless mother! Let the very
phrase carry horror to the soul, and drive the
convinced sinner to God:
FArm IN GoD.-Have faith in God. Faith
will be staggered even by loose stones in the
way, if we look manward; if we look Godward
faith will not be staggered even by inaccessible
mountains that stretch across and obstruct
apparentlyouronware plugs--.e **...> rown..r J."
is the voice from heason, and i.e.rls ,Leving.
finds the mountains ..elore .r r. d..t pi.e..aa.
God with us," is thebratelse, ral of our us.srre...
thesecretof ourstrength. One secursts c.i <.ur
triumph. "If thou canst to best, all things are
s le to Himetahr t reets fro othe% g

tain of redeeming love. A good conscience,
and then faith will do all things, for it is in its
very nature such as to let God work all, we
may say that it is most active when it in most
passive, and that it wearles least when it does
most work. .
------- --
GEORGE M. T. ORAWPORD, Of Decatur county,
Ga., died in the hospital in Augusta, from dis-

Op80 nhattend8 hd m 'ageodcen, itathhiacj le
For more than ten years LL- 6..1 1,. en <,0 ac-
eeptable member of the Mir Mr. is :outh
ann ea r ar at me nus at
where they met a hearty al.. ... 111-1 * -
tenag the army, he became seriously impressed
th the mportanceof a deeper work of gr ee

Th th e d bhise t'itd "rnesu
. realized, was abundantly manifested in his
. cahu and patient resignation ta the willow God,
durmg his last daysof painfulsiekness. When
informed that be must die, he expressed a per-

ee w G dlb T)ikb un li Y
wife and little ones arrive." Th a pryvilege,
howeverwas denied him, for *>.. 14.. turn
before their arrival. His last hous were men1,

. inMbtolt 1 innmphin tnhd in f 11 pro o the
In this sad and painful hereavement, an entire
. communityhasheenmantledinmidnightyloom,
and the brightest hopes of devoted and admir-
,ng fries a have een cm2signed2a re laturT
use e.:.runson.I to time w en they were ..-..,
prepared for it. Atthetimenoseriousengage-
eat h taki plae andtsCr e f 1
rived informing them of his death. Yet ***
must not murmur, nor can we attempt to re-
verse the inscrutible dispensation of divine
Providence. Faith phants us upon the intrans-
prom esee hott wel 11 i n n
the resurrection of the just." The great ob-
and with the love and confidence of ble entire
unity like a, garland enci lingCais twow'
WELEY Rican Jose. the only son of W. E.

a 5PwhEilPg n in t\ hi .1 1.41
Ga. Rege., in a charge on the enemy's bronst
works, at Hatcher's Run, near Petersburg, Va.
An officer of that company, ima letter to his
parents, says: "His death cast a deep gloom
over the entire regiment, having been a favor-
ite with every one-both officersandmen-and
by his death you have lost a noble and dn'tiful
son, was warm friend, and our country a true
and gallant soldier. A noble record for one
who was yet-leking five months to be twenty
years old. T}1ere Was an early stastre ap4 apti-
tude for arms, developed in Lia character,
fr t8h w d I whi e 171 ni.
his country. Ateollege, at Oxford, OL., he was
assigned to the command of the company, but
*h.- -Li not -r.- Is the desire of his heart. He
c bar la.mi* H. on .nto the army, and reluctant
a !J. -1 1.. LA persusuions 1 his t1 r to C

here, as before,.he was restless formoreefHelent
service, and hidatheryleldingIohisentreaties
be went with a heart full of ,the noble rp.ol e
to win the libertyofhis country, or offer funTelf

a e n sa5 hr sti lived a l858,i
Coldhibus, Ga., hebeckmainterestedin regardto
salvation, and soon joined the Churchin whose .

im nm b heat e noE
was worthy to be in the Church, but could not
ba satisfied to live out of itthat it was his daily
habit to pray, and that he had faith in God.
The last night at home, a-ound the family
altar, he selected the portionsof Seripture to be
read by his father, saying that those were his
favorites, because .there was in them so much
faith expressed; and after each battle in which
he walPengaged, in his letters to his parents,
he would ascribe his deliverance to God. Be-
Are going into the last battle, he seemed to
have a presentiment that he^ would be taken,"
shd made the requestof his friends, to havehia
"body takeneare of. Thinwari all whichhe had
to commit to themhis soul he had committed

to God." His social and intellectual qualities
at pr lousreminisce eeso his1arentss ad
unified in his manders and deportment, y t
cheerful and playful. These characteristics
wered'ev'eloping a noble manhood, commanding
the observation and adiniration of all who knew

n i.andexcitmge r es wral a
brightest. To his parents he was always truth-
ful, obedient, affectionate and kind, and to
his mother and sister, tenderly devoted, it

1esdTt/ onlge a u labo o o n.
to Himself. Weep not, therefore, but rejoice
in the hope which Christianity teaches, that
you will meet again. J. M. 0,
Ala. W.**.oi f Ms..*1=> or me *In Ga.Co-
alry, died in his 42d ver.v. in W,', Ga.,
on 9th December, in.<, of a s. I.n.I received
at tp n i *aib saT a (
He had not fully ree.:.nesea has so attackof
typhoid fever, the time of which sliness he was
permitted to spend rambi she .-naearments of
h oowh heeTiubien coTand, and
He joined the MP Chus.-F. In 1848 and from
tha time, perform- a l., obliganous
Wit thunwavering ds iny. [IB want an allienal
houglPso ide ir. usessi2 aen
'degree, that it was n me, lor I..I.. to perform
his ptiblie duties, y t hu ur.dunching determ.-
nalton, to do aght -ua n...uratJ very barrwr.
as he scha ed with t.inite sire

Sabbath, sn.f bones. L arni
swere virt.., 11at elan. rr plent ntly in his
character li sc.. ..n husband
and father, and an hadulgent master, Qa the
eveniDg Of 1218 IDieflD8HL, H Urn III@ VEryting
family and friends who had.come to pay him
alle last sad tritate of respect, were looking on
his pulseless form, an aged selvant gazed long
sh* all ps-n rai ... nothall v e

he had 1.. r rise but is..-r.I h- had ..:. e sh.
But a few days before he 4.=1: horne th ..1
time. In conversation about One lulure, hE* senal
he eypeeted "to die trying to get ru heaver. "
Although he said nothing of 1. qualual <
dition no 6;. Itsmi nsonards per rin* gkinous
testimony al .x <1. 11 qu al 1.1< usu.J Leasely
serenity thu in le 1 upon he Jenoting tough le u se,*nition 1.. or has
ifedeemer .4-<> e-1. Ir-c :rrain behef Ibal be
now en** ..r... *th seat shat an air.s in sh.*

phe53 the I II assuadilnerro. alac o litle
will ne'er disturb him more. May God heal
the hearts that have been Jacerated by this be-
keavement, run .1 rums al.=-s meet their Joved and
lost I here ibe h....a ul war never sounds its
rude alarms, and where eyes are never dimmed
by farewell tears,
Scan A. C. TIIRASElER, Dr. L. U. Ander.
son, died in Morgan county, March 4th, 1865
in her 40th year,

an hepar in de eCI ni indhe aefar all r '4()
herself with the people of God. She maintain
,..1 la. r g... le from that happy hour, until her
..-t.-s... |,,-,.4 this scene of trial. ](er uniform

ie r8eTgt u I ,i dwsTea parso
rewarded, by communications of grace and
mercy. During her -last illness, which was
brief, her mind was clear and firm in its well
laiidh hjistian p aciples. She often repeated
soul susta@ing tinth, sus Sie6 of r e
Sister A., Itad Jost three children in their in-
fancy, and it may he noteworthy that for some
1.ime before her death and almost with her
rd ok ati she r eua litt loe h leda f
coine unlo me I.n-t forbid them not." Who
cantellbutem;d.Ibe la.e.ny*,an-e,11.2.1mated
about her dying be.; al.e.e Intle ones so
no before re there eleon t[ades ni h

mother, friend, we who mourb our logs, but re-
joice in thy gain, and amid our tears are per-
snaded that thou dest rest from thy
peace and joy forever. J. L. P.
Died in Dolumbia co. Ga. March 3, in her
th y 7, Mrh. Alartra M.BonanwifeofRev.
SomeS5 years ago, she made a profession pf
faith in Christ, and joined the Baptiss Oburch,
which she remained an acceptable member
util ha 2 ofdier deat5 And ..Ityart a
---us ..* Itw a loads or I..-r choice, yet she was
-.; nt..(case were towards chfistians
<.1 uth.-c Aenopupations, and seemed to enjoy
lerselfastuser.en.elaj***Mt*Lawl I a no

. the Sybbutt7School case, and when circum-
stances would admit of lae, i.);ng .0, had a
class at Mt. Tahor, and 61.0:= I 10 cour sig ,the
youthful hairt the seeds of piety and virtue.
spabdeus on is ritan grea e rb nanadm 8e
ter, he was of neces ityCfrom homeagleatdeal,
and at such times the entire care and responel-
bility of tne household and the farm devolved
upoa her. But nobly did she meet and dia.
ebsrge all these domestic duties. Of her it
might truthfully have been said, "she looketh
well to the ways of her household, and eateth
not the bread of idleness." She has dorse
however with ab.- tails and agiotions of life,
and we taust abat ab. rests an the bosom of
Jesus. A Famaz.
JOutsPhassionssonot brotherMPassmo
of Taylor county.,Ga., was born July ilth, 18 (1
died Gotober IGth, &&64, in Point bookdut
p or threalo
served his courat7bloody ears, Jn fait ful
hardships incident to such a life. At I eabatti
near Deep bottom, Va., he fell itato the enemy's

blends; was at once sent to Point Lookout's
g only pri nnwhT 11:* ended his earthly
.erocer asOne wistol e wi3aT in J 1 hf he
says hidnd wrs eaceful, frequently re itesti
the "songs of Ziop* to be Eung in hisdyqing ear
He left testimony behind of his futnee welfare,
to comfort his bereaved parents. He has gone,
we trus ere wars never com .. F. Anna

Lan J. UsGICAFFENREID, Wife Of OBpt, C, 7,
thGraffenreid, and only .daughter of it H.
0 oral--i., died in Mitchell : Ga. on the
As *:-* February 18tl5, age.) '* years. At a
revival in Bainberdge Ga. at an einly as she
professed conversion, and joined the Met odist
Church, of which she remained a true member
until death. She met death with a calm resig-
nation, and the last time her lips moved upon
earth, was as prayer. She leaves a kind As-
band and three abildren Who will abias her
tu** l* II.1, true journey of life. May this
tracleMr.g sal D...r=u Providence, urge us for-
ward to meet her in Heaven, is the prayer of
her agg

Vol. XXVIll.-No. I3. .

p.,,,..s-.,se...,, ,,,,..... to...<. cal economy, in their own chosen
MY %.CO' D APPI Li. Ti* IRIN OF CON- minstry comingintotheirpulpitswit
-01F NC H. .aND Rd lL-..?., if II .* L LL I I' tull of worldly studies, but empty o
IN A W H*.*I.E This we say would be the wonder. .
in this number, I proven-- 12 abow what I god allould calYa ministry wholly to h
lieve to no the true me.r at philosophy of the is Llan all ot h.. arg ani. me< ure a. God so theorganian- Whalathe--1.urche-x.:t-*A 1.1..:
the of the in-w..h (".sual.. i or Ibt. It (se esp.- ever things ordered an in r 1-.*I....I wr y n
enally nose that the dr...Iron of a t. na1. to was either pre-1.ctive rn I.-cita .r.:.r. I
God, existed in cho threense re.r.. .. long (;0.81 was predicted, wrnic 11.0 more
time terware at was.: ornoll...l Fai r. nature and au manistry-their enlare c...n -.:r.1, I
ordinance. in the secl.ause J law.of that penj sches to LLe;r m.nlate....1,
ple, and st master 4.4 had as reason and found> I mour...a of their supp...r, and 11
tion in some, stonal rm.: ni nor, or el..e at lew ag and collecting it on I al.-l -r
moral good...I *Ial.mi- 11 wr,-.1psinae element. degaratoryof adawawhichaswas ink
The rirk we >-na 01 r.-la,* urrol..m of a control.forever the moral obligation oi
tensh of anything, We- 01 o's.: -yG.Is taken by nishers and the equity of the clainu
Abraham, in therecaptureof Lok, his Rephewj (p. Faul understood al. as is evident
On his return; Mcles.* .uk came out to meet restang the whole q.u-atson of obligatioi
id& s.nd to blin AI.ral. ru 4. c., a tenth of three part of the church, to support entirely
spoils. The whole of the 1. May is fullof sugj pointed ministry of the church, and tl
gestive incidents. The boldness of Abraham, of the claimants, on this original ordi
who.van no wars.or, ir. pursuing thisall.ed army behalf of the Jewish priesthood, (see
ath a few impr.:-wised troops, chis-ll, of his own chap.) all of which is declared to culn
agrvants, and his ea *sr..I mp--edy closingot the the divine purpose, that they which
campgo withbur.r- .. -, sail Ind.ede to about holy things, live of'the thin
my mind that 1 are us. .. ..,r.-2 ..way4cr .n it, temple. The tithe incomes were I
and that Abraham was in:.1--. (1 Age. If *Add levied as a proportionate amount of f
gave hinancess3n-his enterprise to devote annual yield, for the purposes and
to himatitheof hisbooty. Andifmybypo- living. Iuse this term living, will
thesis should be correct, it would be easy to Because St. Pad? asserts on this
see-howit cameo pass, that on Abraham's "evenhaby)tl..-L.r.I...dainedthat
returnths.rensulart.1-:p.-as..1..@=- Melchisedek preach abe q.:..g...I ss..,,al.I liveof the of 2 0am ar.4 pr rest of us.- most high God, Now then whatever in a generous sens
relaould have mine our to mean him, and that tutes a livi is the amount du 1
ng 0,
Abraham -houbl. Tn as far ail we know, then assessmenton those servedto envy m
awl then? many .s.nre a right in reference to the sagetuary divinely appointed and
God'. et.osen pr.e..Lia...o neverto be abrogated. engaged in ministering at your alta
Thas 6.sso-i we tind as genesis xiv. not understand that the ministry is 1
The presumption in favor of the devotion of law, entitled tomorethan living, at 1
a titlie of our providential incomes, as a memo- of the people. As a system this is
rial of God's care of us, is still more sure when due from any taumber of people
we collate this first mention of a tithe offering, pastor for themselves, andalivin mes
with-the secon natance o 1, as in anywise of in money enoughof itto defray ali the
divine instigation, in the case of Jacob the of a liberal family support. God fro
grand son of Abraham, fromwhomit intratural all our blessings come when he asse
to suppose Jacob derived the idea of this tithe law, for the ministers of .the
method of acknowledging the covenantmer- service, knew where the base line o
cies of God, as insured to his covendit people, should be fixed, in order to afford a
so long as they stood ly his laws. Please read the needed number of unsecular me
the delightful pusersp.s .0 Jacob's life as it is church, of men called to live for the
given, Gen. zzviii, 22. If my my p,...elun is benefit of other men.just as other me
good, then the belief that it had its origin in ingin their proper lot are called to 1
some of the communing a which Jehovah had of the natural interests of society.
with Abraham, is almost a rational necessity. In my view of these primary laws
Abraham mus) have gathered the idea from that given as rules of life to his <
the Lordwith whom he held so many commu- people, they contained the spirit <
aions, or else the God of Abraham adopted it action for all time, and are all founs
at the hands of Abraham, as a finemoralsenti- the ground of netual equity. If<
nient. If we suppose it coming fzonf Abra- necessity of 4 title law, as a line of n
hamto God, we exclude from it all divine at all. Without this predicate a ge
originality. and raise, in I.:. the meager levelof of support for a large class of minister
af e moral impulse. Unt sr it is regarded ass things would have been emphatically, or a sen ..9 aiallivine impres- support for the ministry, and makin:
sion, it takes its among those statutes sion for it. An order to everybody ine
arid ordiDances of Jehovah, which in the is did order to nobody practically. ']
patriarchal age of the church, were seek only in all revenue laws, there must be a
like the glimmering beams of light, that line of some sort. Righteousness arid e
pierce through the retiring night to announce not be done without it. If support
the approach of day. Thus God did much in afforded, there will be an iniquitous i
the patriarchal times by way of>iqdivillust in it. I have never seen a time in my
guidance into the moral and spiritual teaclungs I have come through the poorest and
that were to be end....11.-1 100 orregular insticial age of Methodist unright
eeelesiastical formula.v. as e .el., as us.= At-ra. when eva) mount or in every circuit 4.
hamictamily were oi can... I iron rn solemasse have resusced to hear thspreacher had
church. In this ws). .itaniman recated also bus full allow .nc.-, but a few were h
tithe principle as a law to be incorporated wanted to pay it. It was everybody
into the ebureh economy of which church.he bwt as there was notithelaw of force
mu then one cos anna no 1.:u : bo& A asd B, everybody dissolved ints
Thedivineauthorityofthe tithe principle, as I For what anyl..:Jy ru.. .11, but r
a f.zed law. for the suppers .sirL ministry, seps- bound by the lor.isor a namel 8bligati
rated from all worldly and luesarne avocations as a duty, is a farce. .
in life. by special apposalment of <...3.1 for the To refer to the dark financial age oi
religious benelic of a congrgation or people dism as an evidence: I never knerv
keeping up (be regulm senses of God. no he preacher to get his pay,- in all the firs
ordained it should he.lone. is a conclusion so my ititterancy, through what was
reli evident, and so wit ,=uwainal sr. pcant of stewards and their quarterage colle<
palpable instice as L.*ack *.1 preacher's salary when I entered, wa
weedomandwillslulowlbyanin-liarinesense. dollarsayear. Circuilsfourweekeror
Every sensetIe man muel se', that si 5 regular an average of twenty--four appoint<
ministry is a thing of divine necessity, it must twenty-five to forty members,.and ye
slso be of divine appointment. And that a cuit raised money enougli on the then
divinely appointed ministry is a necessity, if basis, to pay able sharwful ..nair.c...
tisembralandspiritualwantsofsocietyconsti- bassal I had better sayItaluesi I.Ig
tutean interest ofsuffiqient dignity and Im- was A financial dream, a baseless vi
portance to demand nuJ a creation of left an empty pillse. No. un a there
a spmal mimatry on their account, must be hopefulamprovement until itli
clear to every.perelpient. mind. sistence to it, the al-mar.I. by glow
I how in advance declare to all concerned, were allow.1 so the a us,
that any man that will Jeny the neer wary to yielding in many .net in.'ve un d..I :
mammin a church organ.mson, and along with peniniscious adherence to that se=. rv
it, a well euluvated and a well su-ta.ned mine- which were made entirely of tl2
tip y e
try, so unworthy or any pea non on -early above opinion, that the whole .,,2,,tion of gi
its ban. .4II thelorce-hadowings I Ihe mimate withthem, and that the to gs.,
rest prient.oon look to rise < Ed wilment of a was as absolute, his the obligation to c
gospel ministry, who .houl aboily to this session. Th determined wars usurralized for the mons--at r
sh all must see by the specific directions given admitted thur we are bound by the
to the Apostoliominidtry. See. 1 Tim. IV. to moral ol.Ilgation, to give anything to
13,especiply the words; "give thyself wholly to God's appointed ministry, it is necess
them, that thy profiting may appear to all." mitted, that we are moriallybdund to g
These wordsontrat not be understood as ad- so ample living, if the ability to de
dressed to sman, as to Timothy, but tos minie- within a tithe of our inicome,
try as a class. Aird when it is known that the It is unreasonable, approaching -
gospel ministry as a vocat:on if you please, as a impiety, for any one to suppose, that a
profession, bsve to do with the most profound as this ordained of God, esin proceed [
mysteries as well as most weighty truths, that as a mere arbitrary enacoment. It av
ever engaged the human minds it siny wonder right in its reason, or it is right now,
that God shoidd call into this offlee and order right then only for two good reas
a class of men, whose duty it should be, to service to be rendered was indiapet
give themselves wholly to this work. Thecon- the general good and the spirit of it iix
founding wonder would have been, if he had ble with secular em loyinents.
institut- da minist he 4 with 9 T
sy, a rge such a stas in the fact, that the service was t
work an expounding his word and will to a priesthood, but for the congregatic
world of .interested siturers, whose eternal people served were the beneficiaries
wealor woe was to turn upon their life's agree- the ministers at God's holy altar '
meet or d d with b 11 and d d *
incor is we war an degradingidea thatour peopleonce
yethavemadetheirottligation to rightly divide (th such emel pertinacity, that \v
that word a more Sunday morning affair, after called sman away from his well payin
hikYing given them.uzz days to devote to pohti- tion and sent him out to reach sal
9 l

-an Athenian re-losedhimtothe humilia-
ton<.1anind.rectL-..ggs.1,senthimtowork for
a people empowered id demand at his handa
incessagi labor, and yet to feel that he had no
higher claim on thesitthat what they considered
a free will charity., This iojustice through a
large portion of my ministeriallifeinflicted
8n me the .hardest blows of injury ever
endured by me. I have even met with some
whose}olicyand viewsleft me under the int*
pression, that they thought I might be very
well satisfied if I could raite my sons so as to
qualify them to be overseers for theirs, after
they had made themselves rich withthe tithes,
thus tiellishlyabstrpeted from rue. Thelacera-
tions thus made upon my feeling hate healed
up slowly, and the scars I fear will be too visi-,
blein my death.
The retention of thue titbu. (be prophet of
God declares to by robbery. anSut this allega.
tion could not be true and just, even as a
figure, unless the tithe law is a perpetuatiaw.
If there was ever a time when God's claim toa
tenth of our income did not hold good, when he
had dismissed it, then he could not be robbed
ofit. IfinawordthetitheduetoGolas an
acknowledgement of his sovereignty over us,
and his providential care of ps in giving us
seed time and harvest, never ceases to be his in
themostsacred sense, so as to fall intotour
proprietary line-our using it as ours, would
notbeanyrobberyof God.
the whole of this subject (htalachiiii ch.)
shouldbe careful read and on&ered. It will
be seen that the evils inflicted on a people in
punishment of this robbery of God are only
removable by the return of that people to the
right disposing of the tithes and the offerings
due unto God in his church revenue. So in
like manner, does the Giver of all blearings
grown in fields, or gathered from orchards, or
vineyards, promiseindemmty againstallblights
or blasts, so long as this relation with him is
reverently observed.
Now then, I give it as my opinion, thatin all
cases, where a curse follows upon any duty
*prescribed in these,[ewish laws ofecolesiastical
order, when it is reversed or neglected, and a
blessing promised wherever the duty is faith~
fully discharged, that the spirit of every such
ordinance isof perpetual obligation. And we
of the South, are now receiving ou\ just desert
for the robbery of God all alon in the ast
? '
The total negled'b of this special rdcognition of
God, appears glaritig, when I say I have not
met with onkin a thousand that has observed
it. L. PIERCE,
A young man joined two others as a. elerk in
the same establishment, and as room mate in a
r in ity.he a nz je rst unday murnfinn

he thought of the old custom at home of read*
ing portion ofhis Scripture as a preparation
for the day, but he hesitated to take his Bible
from his trunk, because of the presence of the

oThenetr clerks. StH1uhnekoouldd noetnbee ,sny He
his seat, till his uneasiness was noticed by one
of his companions, who said, "What's the
matter ? You are as restless as a weather

i e gobe at ed on a ed agnd 18
the truth; and, as though the moral feeling
Ioftheyoungman was contagious the other
clerks exclaimed that they had each aBible in
eir tcjnoelmt had not that it out e
from the other. The three Bibles were now
taken out, ands portion was read in concert
the practice was continued, its influence av
felt, and when the story got out and their
al Bibs known, thby went by the name of
tAnd wh tC e their characters? bid the
influence of the Bible prevent the development
ot any of the true mercantile qualities? They
were young men of integrity of method, order

tohn6 de i ne2nt o th
the best models of charsecer, and they proved
that the Scriptures not only kindle lights of
guidance wnen philo o hy and rejasoli fail, but

hPg1xdsupdaendo unlites thelmitationo(
A little girl often followed her father round
when he came into the house with this ques.
ticon*r "Fa x ti zat a th ea
her something to do for him. Once he said,
perhaps tired with her.askipgt "Child, why
do you ask that question so much?" O,
father," she answered, with the tears swelling
inhar eyes, ''because I catfthelp it." It was
love that put the question; and her readiness
to undertake whatever he set her abous, was
pr...or 01 thagersuinene==s of that love-.he want-
oJ sin*aysts L.edoingeomethin for her initiser.
pa,:,zale ...>met.mes are in c.ubt. whenner
they God or not. I will tell them boa
El ey can lind ouI .11+ you orten sons.
IT- enly k'aksher the surr{I question this laule

..u 48 a 1 r oil I rj ,
a nae is. .io:" 'sv.I *Io you keep rri n k r
au e you cannot ta.-las it t it er. tells .
L sh.u 5 Last come out And you not
,an he Irmk ut. alMthehti dt
? ,, a y s.:, know whollier you love God
or no And if we love him, and trust in th,,
Lord Jesus Chrise, who died for us, we shall
keep his commandments; that is, do what he
o 'PhisG il le pro10dther genuinelness of
this testt y course ves by

eat ts seob82 2.anObr et he r
it, in a variety of ways n every place. Witness-
14 for himself and His esusedlespeaksat one
tune in obvious judgments, which He inflicts
upon His toes; and stabotherin tangible bless-
ings and answers to prayers, with which He
favors His friends. He speaks in the Sabbatle
rest of soul which those enjoy whetrust in Him,
as wells by the want of gence, the distressing
care and fair of death, whoh are the lot of the
ungodly. Ife speaks by the surprising con-
firmations which science, in its progress, is
often involuntarily obliged to afford His Word;_
as well as by the manifold si na of thO, ULurs,
o]hi b manifest nothl g but a iteral fulfillment
is prophecies. y fresh revivals of His,

New Series.--No.li66

~LAugursta, 4Ca., Th~ursd~ayApril 6, 1865. .

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Mosits Arrassu.-'8panish Fort is a formi-
dable work on the eastern side of Mobile Bay,
alsd commanding the navigable channel on that
side of the bay, Should the enemy's fleet pass
this fort and go up Spanish river, they can thus
gain an entrance into Mobile river a short dis-
tshnee abortebthMe ,ew eere the Spanish debon-
A telegram dated Mobile, April 1st, says:-
The enemy invested Spanish Fort on the east,
and have erected a heavy battery south of the
fort. from whieb he keeps up a steady fire. On
ghur ni ht the nemy e emed bitter on
the fort by steamers rom the city. Batteries
Huger and Trsey opened on it, and with $11*
aid of another battery, silenced it this morning.
Tbieniemxpto ad t td 311t t dkst to
to morrow. AtsunsetyesterdayCapt, Watson,
ofGen. Gibson's staff and Lieut. A. C. Newton,
4th Louisia ,Fbead asortie fdil(teedri
Usek the enemy's advance, killing several and
capturing one captain and twenty-one privates,
Faring has been heavy all the week, but the
funmo le m no m e lon on ursw ht
that of vantage of position. All things going welL

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We have no cheering news to tell. Nothing
more is heard from Gen. Johnliton's army. ASt,
last accounts they were at Smit afield, between
I ne Gol boro en6G h n

tt 01 o Ten rr8d a li e es t
n 3b sh afxgh go gttdlear
Dinwiddie C. H., on our extreme left, w ch at
5 P. M. was going favorably to our arms. But
Gen. Lee has sentnodispatch and we doubt the
whole story. Or it may hge gone worse for
us before it was done. There are painful ru
mors of the capture of elma by a raid, da Tus-
caloosa, and of the evacuation of Richmond*
tdiis umting otn' coura an e at che
virtues now need to be exercised. Above all asee o ,a too
The N, Y. Heraldof the 30th March sa a it is
ew bel Ad at the visijt m resio a
than generally considered. Since he as been
there a council or war has been held, in which
Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Meade, Ord, Sheridan
and other military chiefs participated. After
it broke up, GranVs movements in front of
@PHeoa s e hA sWe d his q e f
a military convention to settle matters and
ag e on terms for a cessation of hostilities,
anTesTblish peace. Thebestinformed officers
hereurbetgartmmediate %ace as a mooet eer
have derived additional confirmation from the
fact that Seward has gone to the Jameariver to
join Lincoln.

In a pious and respectable family, by a ladypof
thorough classic andmusical education. Loca-
tion near a town or convenient to railroad
preferred. Address 'SELhA,"
Msreh 30--4 -AugustsL, a.
TEACHER WANTED.-An unmarried gen-

early in the morning to follow strong drink,
and continued until night, till wine inflamed
them; and the harp, and the viol, and the
. tabret, an pipe, and wine were in their feasts;
but they regarded not the work of the Lord,
neither considered the operations His hands!>
Is there less dissipation now than there was
then ?
" Before the war, therewasanappallingamount
of licentiousness among us. Peculiar facilities
were offered by our domestic institutions to the
violation of the seventh commandment; and
though the sinof the South, in this regard, may
not have been greater than that of the North,
and notso great as that.o? many other coun-
tries, yet it was very grea Es there less now
than there was then y
of avarice among us. This was the great us-
tional vice. The South considered it specially
chargeable upon the Northbut she former was
notmuch behind thelatterin theracefor riches.
To obtain money, the rich would grind the
faces of the poor, Oppression, fraud, unhal.
lowed speculation, suicidal efforts, were all had
in requisitionto make money. Mammon, as
thq first among the dilmajoreswasworshipped
with a saint's devotion and a sersph's ardor.
lienactually robbed God to acquire and hoard
up wealth. God demanded His tithe, but they
retained it to swell their own capital. And
when they did bringan offering, they "sacrdiced
unto the Lord a corrupt thing." Witness the
pitiful doles that were churlishly contributed
to the worship of God and for the relief of the
poor-witness the scandalous houses that were
set apart for his worship and for the residence
of his ministers-witness the contemptible
apportionments for the conversion of theworld,
and that, too, subscribed by a very few in the
community. 0, we were a covetous, money-
loving people! Our avarice before the war we
shockingly and proverbially great. Is there
less now than there was then ?
if.these and other evils that might be speci-
fled, be really difninishing among us, then the
physic has taken effect, and we sliay make out
a favorable prognosis. But if they Ig not-if
they still prevail, and especially if they be
increased and intensified by the war, then we
have no reason to conclude that the strord
will soon cease todevouramongus; andif they
continue to prevail, we have reason to fear that
the sword shall continue to devour, adiaternecio
It will scarcely be said that a disciplinary
chastisement was pot one of the ends which
God had in view in permitting this war to be
waged against us. Will He then interpose by
His powerful providence to "command deliv-
erance" for us, unless we so demean ourselves
as to show that the end He had in view has
been realized? It will not do to say that we
are no worse than our enemy, and that as we
have the right on our side, God will be ot liged
to interpose for our defence. Re may suffer us
to be subjugated and ruined, and at the same
time may have as severe a fate in reserve for
our proud, insolent, and victorious for Our
enemy has "taken the sword" when we desired
peace. We have repeatedly held out the olive
branch, and he has scornfully and wrathfully
rejected it. The hearse battle-ory still comes
thundering from the North. When Napoleon
was in the Isola Bella, he carved on a laurel
tree the bloody word Battaglia.
Blowmovedthemighty hand-stremorshook
The leaves, and hoarse winds groaned along the wood:

r d.
So thou hBst nt the word, arid signed thy doom; -
Farewellandpassuponthygoryway, '
we tremistmiqt ansing tes usumer
From thy Promethean goal.
Waterlosand St.Helena furnish the denoue-
Lincoln has served his Battaglia upon the
very tree of Liberty, and the Nemeals is even
now at his-heels. But small satisfaction will
this afford to iss, if, in consequence of our.gins,
and our want of patriotism, and our ignorant
blundering, we are devastated, conquered, sub-
jugated, so that after all our sacriftees, brilliant
achievements, and auguries of ultimate success
and prosperity, we shall be rooted out from
among the nations of the earth. If we be thus
devoured by the sword, such are our peculiar
circumstances that there will be izitolerable
bitterness in the latter end. Let us hope, let
us pray, that such a fate may not be in reserve
for us, and let us repent and reform, so that
our hopes may not be disappointed, and that
our prayers may not be spurned as mockery
by an insulted and a sin-avenging God. "O*
thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be ere
thou be quiet ? Put up thyself into thy seab
bard, rest, and a reA 10tT OO. Sunsas.

roism of the retiring trailor, was in exploding
powder for the horrible burning of their old
women, children and old men. Having lately
robbed both the oracle and the grave, they
make a strange variety in their barbarous
customs by now heaping the cradles into the
gra ex to hideous sight saluted the bewildered

eyes of the Union troops as they entered the
city-weascand helpless human beings, scalded,
burned, and mutilated by those who ought to
have been their protectors; a city set on fire by
so hn arrist.nzewilegnot na 37tcoulld t uch
and roast its own inhabitants! Terrible is he
self inflioting retribution which an All wise
Providence has decreed against this cocatrice's
Id n av eh oe cotphtoClj e
had been terribly scourged by the war, poetic
Justice would have titled. But vengeance is
miNeIwHIrepnady,"salith toLor efeat1 No
stout defence and honorable capitulation I
Nothing but the hanging of a hound's tail
between his swift running legs I O ahame
th u ITt pally L 211sic
That eity was Charleston! Was there any
that resolved to dig in its own fair streets if
C sa%,zatheO falet dit b onThasOeitle as
city of splendid lies, rear now a monument to
thyehame, and inaoribe the obelisk with the
wisdom of Solomon : "Pride goeth before
destruction and an haughty spirit before a
thN mo eth ilqduT sortatWYill it el'
name worth saving? Is her site worth a
memory on the map t Is her sin less guilty
than Sodom's, and should her punishment be
lo 8 o I fite a omorrah ir pe ha 1 (
Let the treasonable city, humbled by war and
purified by fire, make haste to release and
sweeten itself into a fit abode for Liberty and
P ice in ohn re the signsFoor Seu me hde
ing on a foundation of New England granite.
The end of the war shall see South Carolina
4 nM ag h ea fou atio r arNo 1 1 d
great anthem,
"Peace to the nation and praise to the LordTn

OFrkTi' a n t atTs 'be i
Gme has at last come when the determination
of the people is beginning sensibly to fail" in
the South, and predicts the downfall of Chartese

Examiner say when it hears the stern declara-
tioqa of more earnest resolution by which the
peopleno andessoldwrs ofto tl eC ier y

propositions of Lincoln ? The same lous
paper says of the Confederacy: "We cannot

eia et trail llThe onlyitenn w can
kill the Confedera and bw it, and le t
,, y are no raceof
fr on the face of the earth. Bigjob thakf and what
a lovely spirit of religion! If this is the godly
voice he Nerth, what may we expect of the
ngo same paper ply regrets the
removalof Gen. Butler, and says he "has shown
so much grea of hieartan belenso useful.'

many Yankee worshippers.-Richmond CA istian
The Army Missionaries and Chaplainsof the
Mobile Conference will receive their salaries
y applying to me at Macon, Ga. It would be
a great convenience, however, if collections for
the Army Hission are turnett over to them
where collected, and the preacher take their
order on me for thtVaum, and forzoard it to ene
immediatdy-or else the accounts may become

co 12 /onI loeceive the or ler asdctTnot make
the arrangement proposed by the Missionorf
Board with respect to its LOissionaries and
Chaplains, and they will therefore receive their
salaries from Rev. E. J. Hamill, or from the
Treasurer of the Montgomery Conference Mis
sionary Society.. E. II. Mrans.
REY. DR. 1, fl.BRGE.-Th18 Veteran minister
passed a Sabbath recently in Augusta. He
preached morning and night to large congre
gations. It is very gratifying to his many
friends to find him at the advanced age of
eighty years enjoying vigorous health, and able
yet to endure more pulpit labor than almost
any preacher in the land. He passed his
eightieth birthday recently, and seems as full
of itbrk and of vigor ad he did ten years ago.-
His mind is never content with runningin the
old accustdmed channels of thought, but he is
constantly engaged in qew investigations Jn
the domains of trulb, and he who hears him
preach will find that he is one of the few who
out of then treasury bring "things new" as well
as "old." May he live long to bless the Church
by his presence and preaching, and to see
Zion emerge in brightness from the cloud that
now darkens her prospects*

ac n nts A usAs w ha r so
such general attendance upon public worship.
All the Methodist Churches here are filled
withlarge and serious congregations. Meeting
have been held nightly at St. James for two

::"****':""s'.':'"" ,:.:..."t-st
ohn's, and h promise f jd g;ener er viv

rising, and the field is promising. The n-
day Schools are growing in interest in all the
churches, and the prospects of tne churches
are bright and brightening. ,
Da. ExcusN.-Arumor has reached us'that
this venerable minister was most brutally
treated by the Federal soldiers near Cheraw*
It was said that he was first boalid to a
tree and then cruelly lacerated by bayonet

o emn

could not protect him, his character, his famee
hr a r ad d' e amia
informs us, that the citizens of Columbia by
latest reports, are reduced to bread alone and
butlittleofthesisleftthem. Byanoticefound
in another column, it will be seen that he is
constituted an agent at Augusta to gather sup.-
plies to forward to that city; and he requests
us to say to the generous peophi who m read
this, that he earnestly solicite such co ri9u.
tioness they eats Word to these sufferers. Any.
thing which may support lif4 will be thank-
fully received,

Shall the sword devour forever?-that is, ad
sterneefonem Will the sword devour until all
that take the sword shall perish by the sword;
To answer this question, it is necessary to
inquire what first drew it from its matthbard,
and when we have ascertained the cause, we
may inquire if that cause has eased to operate
-we may then divine whaj prospect there is
of the sword ceasing to devour us.
Beyond a doubt, the cupidity, fAnaticist8 and
immense resources of our enemy, constitute one
cause of the war which is waged against us.-
The recession of the Southern States wins the
oconsion, but not the cause, of the war. Those
characteristics of the North which we have
named, caused secession, and La use arm,-
token, that secession was not sheww..A to be
wh'at it might have been, peaceable in its
results. Our enemy had- too much onpid-
dity to allow us to go in peace-he had fat-
tened on 'the spoils of the South: too much
fanaticism for that-he must abolish our pecu-
liar institutions: his resources were too ample
-he must bring them to bear upon us, to crush
the re on, ow, are we any reasonto
believe that his cupidity and fanaticisin are
lessened and mitigated by a four years' attempt
at our subjugation ? It does not appear that
we have, if we may judge by Northern news-
j\aper utterances, popular votes, State and
Congressional legislation, Gubernatorial and
Presidential messages and proclamations: their
voice is still for war. And as to the resources
of the enemy, though his outlay for the prose.
oution of the war-both of men and money-
has been prodigiodilefabulous, almost unprece-
dented,4et he has a vast and fertile territory,
and a teeming population, which, with the
hordes of Europe that flock to his aid, and the
negroes of the South who are forced into his
service, can replace the myriads who have
fallen in his ranks. His resources are far from
being exhausted, though his finances have
suffered serious dankage. It is clear that be
has at present no thoughts of peace, except
such as are identified with our subJugation or
16 is unquestionably the fact, that, but for the
prejudiceselfishness, and injustice of European
governments, the sword would not have
been drawn from its scabbard, or would have
soon been returned it. For a long time
the blockade of our ports was not sufficiengto
meet the requirements of the laws of nations;
yet it was recognized by the great powers of
10urope. We established our government in
the most orderly manner imaginable-we de-
veloped amazmg resources --we gained splen-
did victories-yet Europe refused to recognize
us as worthy of admission into the family of
nations, though it did recognize us as bellige.
Now, have we any reason to believe that the
prejudice, selfishndes, and injustice of the gov-
eramentsofEuropearesubsiding? It is thought
that we have. The world has been enlightened
in regard to our institutions, and there is less
prejudice against us, on their account, than
heretofore. The selfishness of those govern-
consult their self interest. But there are
reasons to believe that they are beginning to
see that their interests are identified with our
recognition ; and that they can afford to deal
justly by us. The detrmination of the United
States to maintain the Monroe Godrine, con-
vinces France that its protege, Maximilian, will

n8fe te tthe thrreo a in 4 ei
has gre1t reason to fear that her interests in
Cuba will be jeoparded, and Britain that her
manufactories will not be supplied with cotton
if the Uzilled States succeed in the subjugation
of the South. There does, therefore, seem to
be some ground to hope for help from that
quarter. The great powers of Europe may
resolve-they may have alreadyresolved-that
the sword shall no longer devour an unoffend.
ing, numerically weak, but gallant people.-
But "Put not your trust in princes."
None who believe in Providence will question
that this war was superinduced by the permit
sion of God. Not, indeed, that God either
ordered or desired it to be waged-He is not
thas the author of sin and misery. But He
could have prevented it, yet He judged best
not to do so, and that for reasons worthy of His
perfeelions and government,
Assuming that He purposed to make us a
distinot, a permanent and a happy people, He
chose to let us pass through such a fiery ordeal,
such a baptism of blood as would prepare us fof
our high destiny. He is causing us to bemelt-
ed in the furnace, and welded on the anvil of
this terrible war, so as to make us a homogene-

anddunited people. ofTIhs e1t: olmist
God, hast proved us; and Thou hast tried
us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us
into the net; Thou layedst afRiotion upon our
loins. Thon hast caused men to ride over

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pl have we any reason to believe that this
end is about to berealizedin our experience?
It is thought that we have. We have learned
not a little by the things w6 have suffered.-
if we had gained our independence without
war, or after the brilliant victories of Manassas,
we should have been insufferably vain and in.
solent. We were not prepared for our career
tsuffe d h liati II
thouwe ha ep eo timiwe e, a
consequence, a wiser if not abetter people.

inFL rthermo ,ak uthe assumptionp anG
and a happy people, he chose to punish and
correct us because of our sins, so that improve
ing by the severe disciptimeLwedmight become
's people prep
Now, have we any reason to believe that we
are a less sinful people than we wdre before
the wart This is a most important question I
and if we could suswer it with certainty, we
might venture to determine whether or not the
sword shall continue to devour us.
Before the war, there was a prodigiousamoun(
of profanity among us. "Because of swearing
the land mourned." Is there less now than there
was them ?
Before the war there was a great deal of in
temperance among us. Thousanda "rose up

"The Joint Relief Committee for the sufferers
of thecityofColumbiaS. C., having constituted
. me their agent-public notices is hereby given
that I will be preparedfromand after this day
her ivoef mon rTyrdion1,lor Pau 8
designed .for tehe said sufferers. Packages
marked, John L. Branch, Agent, Augusta, Ga,,
wi rpromp y Td. have kiiIt'g offered
then store, No. 292 Broad street, as a depot
for the above object. JORINL. BRANCH,
Ag't. for the sufferers of Columbia, S.C.
Augusta Ga., March 30.

. The firm:of BURKE, EDYKIN CO. is this day
dissolved-by mutual consent. Al) persons
indebted and those having demands are
requested to come forward and settle up, as

80 a bt: se upRK RhnzMsN orb ha
The undersigned have this day formed a
capartnership, or the Firmaname of J. W.
Buns & Co., for he transaction of a general
ed d PubHs iCa. We are

with n atnees anT & 8 006, OH TOBBOnable
M er sthe '8MuthernGPublishing House,"
J.G. DElZ,
Macon, Ga., March 30th 1865. Apl 4 tf.
ERNdhDjaTION The n si edehave
they wouldri8 vite attention of Merchants and

e 3e 4 I ttooa to t
Address J. W. BURKE & Co.,
March 30-tf ,Macon, Ga.


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AUGUSTA, GA., APRIL 8, 1805*

"And some,"anid our Saviour in the parable
"fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang uP

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heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and
riches and pleasures of this lifp, and bring no

A tt e ger that this is the chief re-
sult from very much of t seed now nown y .
t spelministry ev7 e thea 1that vien

inattentively or indifferently. Promises of
amendment rise perpetually'in many hearts.
Profees rs of eligim particularly, res ly th

worldly influences, that seem likely to sweep
them away from their moorings, and they go
forth from the house of God, to find cares mul-
tiplying so rapidly, that all their good resolu-
tions are soon forgotten. The word is choked
-no fruit is brought to perfection, however
remisin the early bud
Ther6 i great danger now not merely to be-
ginners in religion, but to old and long tried
professors. The day of their trial has come.
The militar ituat a f
only by human crit i s ree od se e
and merey out of view. The condition of the
country is asd at the very best. Never was
there a time known by us when the questions,
"what shall we eat, what shall we drink and
wherewithal shall we be clothed ?" were more
persistently obtrusive. Those heretofore re_
puteAwealthy must weigh it-those in mode-
rate circumstances are oppressed by it-the
poor cannot answer it. How necessary then
that the injunction of Christ, "Be not carelial n
should be constantly in the mind. Row need-
fal that we watch unceasingly and prayearnest-
ly lest the "cares of this world," like briars
and weeds, so grow in our hearts as to render
un fruitful all-the good seed ever sown there by
divme grace. Our adversary can folve no
weapon more powerful than this-none with
which he can more readily drive us from the
ground of our faith in God and our Christian
steadfastness. For it is right to hve-right to
seek food and r ent andshelter-right to see
our ch' ren provided with at least the neces,
series o fe-right to exercise a prudent fore-
cast, that they may not be wanting to ourselves
and to those dear to us. And while he empha-
sizes this thought, he may exercise his evil
skillinsappingthefouDdations ofourintegrity
he may allure us by the prospect of making
provision for all these wants, by some happy
spenistion or.dexterous maceuvrd in trade,
and obliterate the lines we have for years been
seeking to fix in our minds between right and
wrong-or he may so impugn to our faith the
Divineattributesofjustice and mercy and raise
such doubts of the Providence of God as shall
unsettle ow-con&dence in Him whom for a half
life time we have professed to serve. If he
succeedour ruin and his triumphwillassuredly
Thereis only one refuge against the dangers
arising from the peculiarity of the times, and
theaeassaultsof the adversary. Let the people
of God see to it, that the word is not choked.
Let them watch constantly against these insid-
ions influePn ,bandostay heir mi em

gospel, as addressed to themselves even more
than toothers, fornow they need allits rich
promises and glorious hopes for their own sup-
port and comfort. When other supplies fail
they may still feed in the house of God; and
though they may return thence to scant meals,
they will have partaken of angeVs food. He
who does not now find that his bare moralities,
his conventional obedience to Obristian pre-
cepts, is an unsatisfying standard of his reli-
gious^growth, he who does not long for sueb
divine communing as lifts him above earth
into fellowship with God and Christ, who does
not "hunger and thirst af ter righteousness,"
asy well fear test he is walking in that path
full of danger, where he is exposed to the
irruption of worldly cares and the loss of all he
has gained by his life of conformity to the ex-
ternals of religion. Something beyond form is
needed now. Theremustbe apenetrating and
purifying grsee, working down deep in the
heart and preparing it for every shock arising
from deprivation of material good or failure of
buman hope-
This then is a time for close self communing
--foAarnest heart work-for re examining the

't fl ea o
-fors faith that leansizpon them so fully that
there is no opportunity left for the world's good
to intrude its offered support. To live for God
and to live and e all thin Him a

by difliculties, harassed by temptations, threat-

spoi Ir ye g
better way-this way of trust and of hope, and
it shall be well with thee-peace shall dwell in
thy heart, however the tempest may rage with
out; thy soul shall prosper whatever the blight
that may come over thyearthly hopes-and the
fruit thou bearest to God shall be thirty, sixty,
or so hundred fold*


thU tMs
Beecher and his brothers in hate, speaks ofthe
fell of Charleston. If this be a fair exhibit of
the Christian spirit of the North, what work is
there left for Satan to do in thet land of "New
Epgland ideas?"
So, at last Charleston is ours, plucked like the
golden appleor the fable, that turned to ashes
sathe grasp. The greatness islike wine to
the p e. Thteoebarl teleg t aghoug
that whie the Tribune's correspondent present,
ed to us on Tuesday morning, of the Old Flag
hoisted once again n a Sumter, even though
b lo n so mbl or so so
Asu ht-iness. Boastful, braggart Charleston
sku sway fromitselfandaurrenderswithout
Arisis a shot in its own defence. The only*he-

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