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Title: Southern Christian advocate
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Publication Date: April 13, 1865
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Vol. XXVIII.-,-No. 14.


For the Southern Citistian Advocate.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LATE REV. WM.
ARNOLD. OF THE GEORGIA CONFERENCE.
I am personally indebted more to William
Arnold than to any other preacher I everknew.
In*my boyhood he was Presiding Elder of the
district in which I lived, 'It was just about the
time his remarkable powers were in their fullest
" maturity and activity, and he was achieving his
greatest success as a Christian minister. He
had lived a neighbor of my father, and was a
close friend of my good old grandfather, Philip
Turner, whose house was the first preaching and
,first class meeting place in the town of Sparta,
and the home of the preachers for fifty years.
It so happened, therefore, that just at that
T period of my. life when I was most susceptible
of lasting religious bias, and it was most im-
portant to receive it, I had frequent opportu-,
nities to hear this gospel preacher, and to come
in contact with this godly man. And now, in
looking back upon the past, and analysing the
the influences that have determined my reli-
gious history, I think I can say with truth, that
one, excepting those of my sainted mother,
/have been more potent and enduring than
_'thboiehich emainated from the instrumentali-
ty of William Arnold. I recollect distinctly
the impression which his preaching, his, char-
acter and his presence made upon me; and
the sentiment of mingled fascination and awe
with which his patriarchal and saintly look in
thepulpit inspiredme. I remember that when,
Si consequence 'of my oweimental immaturity,
I could not understand and therefore took no
interest in the sermons of other preachers, I
used to repair promptly tothe stand at camp
meeting whenever he was to preach, because I
always knew that there would be at least a part
of his sermon, the "sing song" part, which I
should enjoy; and which indeed did always
seem to be as music to my very soul. Often
did I sit and wait with some impatience for
him gradually to slide into this, his favorite
tone; and many a time after he would get fully
ihtot, have I, under the fascination of the
spell, though perhaps not intellectually appre-
hending a single sentence uttered, been'stirred
to the very depth of my emotional nature, and
wept in profusion tears, which my heart even
now tells me were religious tears. Of all the
men I ever heard in whose preaching this "sing
s~g' style entered, he was the only man in
whom I could abide it. Inhimilt was a charm and
a merit--because it was entirely natural to him
-the result of an inborn sense of poetic rhythm
andmansiieal melody ,cmbinedwith avoice,-liho
richness ef intonation and cadence wasnever sur-
passed. I remember well--and the fact serves
well to illustrate the kind of impression he had
made upon me as to his character-the revul-
siob of feeling I experienced, when in my thir-
teenth year, I met him in Augusta, and learned
that his business there was to sell a crop of
cotton. It seemed so strange that a bei2g such
as I regarded him; whom I had conceived o
only as sustaining the holiest relations, and a s
almost superhuman, should ever have. an
personal interest in purely business affairs
and especially in those so commonplace and
groveling as the cotton traffic then appeared
to me to be.'
Indebted to him so much, as I have thus in
this generalway acknowledged myself to be
regarding him as one of those eminent worthies
whose name and deeds deserve to be treasured
in -Methodit history ; and feeling that quit
too little was said about him at the time of hi
death, I propose in this paper to record my
recollections of him-not to give in their con-
nexion and sequence the facts of his history
for, as regards many of these, r am not inform
ed, and' have, at present, no means of being
informed-but to give an analysis of the man
of those faculties and principles which in their
combination and totality constituted the man
and were the ground of his achievements.
William Arnold was born, if my memory i
not s M ult, in Randolph county, North Caro
lines, and was converted and licensed to preach
there. He joined the South Carolina Confer
ence in 1805, at Sparta; G6a., and excepting
short period of location, he continued a men
ber of; the Conference up to the time of hi
death, which occurred, if I remember correct
ly, about the close of 1859. During much
the time of his long connexion with the Con
ference, he was a Presiding Elder. Nor is th
surprising. Perhaps we have never had amen
us any ma&l, who possessed in higher degree
many of the more important requisites for
great Presiding Elder in the proper Methodis
sense, than did William Arnold in the vain
days of his physical vigor. The office of Pre
siding Elder has, in the Methodist economy
two separate functions. The one is that
administration-the proper discipline of th
preachers, and the right management of ti
temporal economy of the Church. The oth
is that of seal for aggressive, revival influep'
and use of the means adapted to promote i
While I take for granted that Arnold was
highly successful Presiding Eider, as respect
this first named function, from the negati
evidence that I never have heard to the con
trary, and from the factthat he served in it
long, during a period when much more string
agency and particularity was observed in hel
ing our preachers to accountability for the
work than at present, I know that, as respect
the latter function, he demonstrated a qu
cation and achieved a success that entitle hi
to the praise of having been a great P sidi
Eldert.- He had that peculiar combination
faculties, mental and physical, including a fi
capacity for song, that fitted him to be a gre
revival piseaher. And he bad a natural ard
'. and'-a deep personal religion, and consequeni
an activeeal that iipelled him tothe.consta


and most laborious employment-of these gifts. these, we arrive in thie neediest way at a
No preacher among us was ever, in the long knowledge of the requltreofthese qualities acting
run, more succes4f l in winning souls to Christ, toge her, as a whole-in'other words, of his
'Not'. pne perhaps, have had, in the aggregate 'u1t e character.
more seals lo t tn minii ,).- We have seen more There were two main gtoutids of his success.
distinguished and notable otars. There are Unquestionably one was his deep. personal
those who have achieved greater successes by piety. Simple intellectual culture or force
single efforts. But none amongus have evinced may indeed suffice to secure .ministeriel fame
for so long a time, so high a degree of constant- and advancement: but an active personal faith
ly sustained and continuously working revival and a fervent personal piety wll always be in'
power. dispensable conditions of success in winning
In estimating the distinctive mental charac- souls to Christ. Bat not more by the Divine
ter of William Arnold, my first remark is, that unction and efficacy it secured for his public
there existed in his mental constitution very ministrations, than by the public confidence
little of the abstract, thinking' power-of the and sympathy it secured for hiin as a man, did
metaphysical or philosophic faculty-of that William Arnold's personal piety prove a means
power that makes and finds premises. Hence, of ministerial success. Constitutionally of
in any simply intellectual sense, he had but amiable and gentle disposition, his piety took
little originating faculty. And hence, too, his on those characteristics of evenness, meekness,
preaching never evinced any high capacity to and sweetness, which invested his name and
trace the extended relations of pure ideas; or even his person with a charm in all circles.-
to seize the underlying principles of things; or Never was a preacher's character more implic-
to deal in broad and sweeping generalizations. itly confided in; never was a preacher himself
Considered thereforewith reference to a merely more tenderly beloved. There is a separate
intellectual standard, he was not a great and independent value that attaches to these
preacher. personal spiritual characteristics of the minis-
.My second remark is, that he had in very ter as an element of ministerial force, which
limited degree the idealizing power-very little often gives him a success ilpachieving strictly
imagination, considered as a creative faculty, religious results, far beyond what his power
I distinguish here, between the poetic temper- otherwise would seem to autfiorize.
ament, and likewise between mere fancy and The other ground of his success was, the wide
that power which originates ideal conceptions, adaptation of his peculiar powers as apreacher
and then combines them into forms of beauty to society ; so that there seemed to be some-
or .grandeur. It is tnisia tter faculty which thing in him precisely apd almost specifically
gives to the productions of intellect their bril- fitted to reach and to impress every order of
liancy, their sublimity and much of their beauty; intelligence, and every rank of which society
and Arnold had but little of it. is composed. 'His ministry was a multiform
What then were the distinctive characteris- utterance, and communicated with all minds.
tics of the xhind of William Arpold?. In the first place, no preacher perhaps evei
let. A vigorous perceptive faculty. Without in- combined more of thosa characteristics through
eluding every variety, human minds may be which, as various media, access is had to all
conveniently classified into two general divis- the varieties of mind in common life. He was
ions: First,' those adapted to perceive the in a sense I have neyer seen' approached, a
what; and second, those adapted to perceive preacher to the common people. For all those
the why. Arniold's mind was one of the former classes, namely, children, immature youth, the
division, and a highly respectable one too of ignorant negre and the weakest of the unlet-
that division. Such Yas the vigorand grasp of tered masses, to whom, as being incapable o
his apprehensive capacity, that though inade- receiving the truth through the spoken word
quate in himself to any lengthy process of in- God reveals himself through media suited t<
dependent investigation, or to the origination their power of apprehension, namely, the unc-
of new truth, 1 think it very certain there was tion, the.look, the emotion, the voice, the ges-
no class of ideas however complexor profound, ture and the sacred song of the preacher, he
a which, if clearly presented to him, he was not fulfilled more of the conditions for hallowe<
Capable of subjecting .to his own intelligent communication and impress, I venture to say
faculty., The nice discrimination, the refined than any other preacher,pf modern times
r distinctions involved in the profound princi- Hence his great popularity with these classes
pes of theology and the various Church creeds, and the extraordinary influence his minister;
- 'he certainly had mastered, as his preaching wielded over them. But not only for these th
abundantly evinced. lowest in the scale oi intelligence, but for al
2nd. A sound judgment.' His mind within the classes in the ranks of common life, his minis
range in which it acted, was well adapted to the try had an uttefance.in a peculiar sense intel
deduction of so'mind conclusions from a compar- ligible and attractive. Practical rather tha:
ison of ideas. Hence, he was distinguished for philosophic in the order of his minded; possesee
the absence of all crotchets and ultraisms in of a large stock of common sense ; himself
his opinions, and of all eccentricities in his sprung from the common people, anl trained
manners and conduct. This; considering the in the progress of his mental development i
circumstances under which he was reared, and contact with them, his mind dealt.mainly wit
y the generation in which he lived, is conclusive those topics and with those illustrations thi
as to the original soundness and healthiness of were adjusted, as, near as could be, 'to their
his faculty of judgment. precise apprehension.
3d. A poetic temperament combined with a chaste But while his ministry .had in it a property
and glowing fancy. No one could fail to perceive of remarkable adaptation to the various classes
in Arnold's preaching, that a poetic element of common life, it waa'equally fit, Ito impress
s pervaded his whole mental constitution, and the more cultivated ranks of society. Tb
d that his whole intellectual machinery worked game striking simplicity, rich and mellow tone
Sbest-when under the influence of its glow.- of voice, poetic and emotional characteristic
s Indeed, so dominant and pervasive was its in- that contributed so much to win'the sympathies
fluence upon him, that as a public speaker it of tle former, were equally attractive to th
y entered not only into his sensibilities and the latter. But the special reasonsfor theaccep
character, and modes of his conceptions, but, in ability and influence of his ministry with tl
' a peculiar way, into the very structure of his "cultivated classes, w.ee these: First-TI
sentences and intonations of his voice. And deeply evangelical and remarkably health
, in combination with these poetic instincts, he tone aid character of hinpreaching. Second.
r possessed a rich and delicate fancy, while it The beautiful and orderly method which hein
contributed much to the charm and beauty of variably observed in the lan, arrageme
Ek, variably observed in 'the' i, arrangement
his discourse, imparted a chasteness to his and delivery of his sermons. In this respe
general taste and style, which was indeed won- he conformed to the Wesleyan model. B
s derful in one who had originally enjoyed so few preparations were d less made with gre
- educational advantages. preparations were doubtless toade with gre
educational advantages. r-cf i
h 4th. A deep and lively sensibility. The emotion- care and much meditationo. Third.-.T
remarkable purity of 'his language, and t,
- al element was one of the most prominent in remaikaioa purity of his language, and t
a Arnold's mental constitution, and was one of precision and even elegance of his style.
- the main sources of his peculiar strength as a have known no speaker who excelled him
is preacher. It was too pervadng, too quickly the purity and correctness of his style. At
- active and too persistently overmastering, to it is wonderful in view of his lack in early I1
of have allowed of the free and unhindered ope- of the advantages of any liberal educatic
2- rations of any high philosophic or logical intel- that he should, in this respect, have attain
is lect, if he had possessed it. But in his case, it to such perfection. But William Arnold, bI
'g was just the impulse his specific intellectual sides having natural a liberal endowment
eo' machinery needed to secure to it its most ef- elegant literary taste, was a great reader
a fective development; while at the same time, books. Though nis range was not very wit
st there was nothing in the character of the ope. it was select. With most of our best auth(
"y rations of his purely intellectual machinery in Theology; with Milton, Young, Cowper a
e- that interfered with the effect of his emotional Pollock among the poets ; and with some
y, exhibition upon his audience, considered as a our most classical prose' literature, he w
of distinct and specific power, thoroughly familiar.
he 5th. A large amount of a certain innate tendency to There were two defects in his charact
he the supernatural. While it is perfectly true that which, though not vital, prevented comule
er all evangelical faith is a gift-of grace and not a ness. One was a weakness ; the-otherwa
ce product of nature, yet it is equally true that fault. One was this: there-was in his men
it. some. minds are naturally formed with a constitution a decided lack of that concern
a stronger instinct for. the supernatural, with ive, organizing power necessary to have
Its a stronger tendency to belief in the super- i. an g e iency. a e
ve natural, reter capacity to apple .i- him any great effici.Hency as anide ofleiast
n- ate spiritual realizes than are others; and legitor- or leader. Hence outside of I
so further, that this particular mental structure regular routine business of th Confe.erice,
a- is of the utmost vilue in the purposes it sub- participated but little in its action; and nev
d- serves in an experience of piety. Wesley pos- led in its legislation. His only specialty was
air sessed this form of Wiind in an eminent degree. a preacher. The other was, the lack of alim
ets So did Whitefiel'-. timany of our most every thing like aaearty sympathy and acti
siguishi worth so did William cooperation with that spirit of educational e
im Arnold; and it was the secrdl to a large ex- terprise and expansion, which had its rise
ng tent, of the peculiarly spiritual wer of his our church during the la .qperiod of
of ministry, and of the peculiarly spiritual quality active life; and whose development, while
ne of his personal piety was a necessity, has thu- far been so great
eat But if such were the characteristics of his blessing. In attributing to him this fau
lor mental constitution considered separately and which, in one so pure as' he, could only hi
tly distinctively, 'what were the grounds of his been the result of mistaken judgment, I deo
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information, but simply freth my general p
knowledge of .his history and character. I t
think it to be a just predication, however; and i
I think I see in it the true explanation of an w
obvious decline in some features of his influ- o
ence during the latter years of his life. He
that would retain the full vigor of his influence c
to the close of life, must see to it that he keeps n
abreast in the lines of true progress to the b
last. nt
But these were but spots upon the sun.- n
William Arnold was in many respects a man of 1
genius; in all respects a man of goodness. He e
did a noble work in his day and generation.
Precious is his memory in the hearts of thou-
sands yet living. I, for one, shall never forget a
him. W. J. SASXXTT.

A WOMAN'S SONG TO WOMAN.
Pull the needle, swing the broom, o
Tidy up the littered room, t
Patch the trowsers, darn the shirt, -
Fight the daily dust and dirt;
All around.you trust your skill, .
Confident of kindness still.
Stir the gruel, knead the bread, ,
Tax your hands, and heart, and head. .
Children sick, sfl household hungry,
(Tho' some thoughtlesswordshave stungye,)
All are waiting on your will,
Confident of kindness still.
Never mind the glance oblioue, -
Never cause of coldness seek,
Never notice slight or frown,
By your kindness live them down-;
All at last will seek your skill,
Confident of kindness still.
Lift your heart, and lift your eyes
Let continual prayers arise;
Think of all the Saviour's woe
When he walked with man below,
What poor sinners sought his skill,
Confident of kindness still.
Sing the song, and tell the story,
Of the Saviour's coming glory,
To the children whom he blesses
With your guidance and caresses,
Who for all things wait your will,
Confident of kindness still.
Feed the hungry and the.weak,
Words of cheer and comfort speak ;
Be the angel of the poor,
Teach them bravely to endure ;
Show them this, the Father's will,
That they trust his Jindness still.
Look for nothing in return,
Let not wrath within you burn; ,.
Gratitude may be your lot-
Thoh be thankful; but, if not,
Are you better than your Lord,
Who endured the cross and sword,
From those very hands whose ski 1,
Waited ever on his will ,
Noble is a life of care,
If a holy zeal be thefe;
1 All your little deeds of love
- Heavenward helps-at last may prove,
If you seek your Father's will,
S 'Trusting in his kindness still.
d 5. Times.

f Wa NOT ?-A youthful minister, now a mis-
d sion'ry, was once, at *the close of a funeral
n service, sitting next to a young lady who was
apparently altogether careless about religion.
He inquired of the stranger if she were a
SChristian. She replied, "No, I am not." Deep-
r ly interested in her spiritual welfare, he again
asked, "Why no t"' That question was the
arrow of conviction to her heart. "A still,
Y small voice" in her thoughtful moment repeat-
s ed with startling earnestness, "Why-not?"
s She had thought that t- ere might be reasons
for her becoming a OCh~stian; what reasons
e there were for her continuing impenitent, she
s had nefer'considered. She gave herself up '.'a
s living sacrifice" to her Saviour, And is now
Selling, in a foreign land. the story f.-his ove.
May the Holy Spirit lead every one wlo reads
e this, and is not a Christian, to consider in his
- heart that momentous question, Why ti f'
e
e MILMAN ON DEATH.
y It matters little at what hour of the day.
The righteous fall asleep. Death cannot come
To him untimely who is fit to die.
- The less of this cold earththe more of heaven;
1t The briefer life, the earlier immortality.
ci
is GROW IN GRACE.-Get a step toward heaven-
at little further from sin, and a little nearer to
at God-day by day. Endeavor to s)h1due some
he evil temper, and break loose from some worldly
he tie, every day.
I--
in HENRY MERIWETHER, only. son of Thomas M.
d Meriwether, of Newton county, Ga., tied of
Styphoid pneumonia in hospital n,-ar Peters-
fe burg, Va., on the 6th Feb., in his 18th year.
n, lie was a noble, generous youth-a brave,
ed gallant soldier. Attached for nearly two years
e- to the staff of Gen. E. L. Thomas, this boy-sol-
dier hal so deported himself as to win the
of -esteem and love of his superior officers and the
of admiration and confidence of his fellow soldiers.
e, When by a recent act of Congress, assigning
S certain offices in the army to disabled soldiers,
rs it became necessary to surrender his position
nd on the staff, he applied for a transfer to the
of cavalry. A written statement of the facts con-
as nected with'his military service, accompanied
the application. This reaolily secured the
sanction of every officer to the transfer, until
e*,' 'the paper reached Gen. R. E. Lee, who was so
te- much struck with the evidence of the boy's
g&9sur i and patriotism, that, as an expression
a of his admiration rnd~&yeward of such fidelity
al and devotion, he endorsied-tMi6ESer, "This
or- young soldier cam remain where he 'rti
affixed his signature. The incident is worthy
of record, not only as complimentary to de-
cal parted worth, but as illustrative of the charac-
he ter of-the distinguished leader of ths Confede-
he rate armies. He retained "his position and
continued to discharge its duties until smitten
er down by disease. He endured the suffering
as consequent upon his last illness with exemplar
)st ry fortitude, never murmuring or ddniplaining.
e way from home and among strangers, he re-
ceived the kind attentions and friendly sym-
n- pathies of Mrs. Samuel Blunt, of Petersbure,
in Va., who manifested a special interest in his
his leh lf, minitered to his wants and soothed
it his safferings--May Heaven reward herlkind?.
ness. He was delirious for days previous'to his
t a death, and consequently, to'the great regret of
It, his friends, left no dying testimonial of his
ve mnetness for heaven. When we remember,
however, that, from early boyhood, he was a,
m- regular attendant of the Sabbath School and a
re member of the Church--was blessed with the


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prayers of a good and gifted mother, who left'
he world a few years since in the triumph of
faith, and of a pious father, deeply interested
n the spiritual welfare of his son, and favored
'ith the wise counsels and godly admonitions
f his grandfather, the Rev. Bishop Andrew,
rith whom he corresponded while in camp .
nd that he was active and faithful in the is-
harge of duty, and fell at last at his post, we
nay reasonably indulge the hope that the
rave young soldier, when he put off the harsh
ess of battle, exchanged the aceues of blood-
bed and strife for the nobler activities and
more blessed pursuits of the world of peace and
ove. May this hope comfort thedeeplyafflict.
d father, family and friends.
LUTHER M. SMITH.
'Passing away is written on the world, and'
ll -the world contains."
Hark i they whisper 1 angels say,
Sister spirit, come away" -
She has gone-gone to her home, in the far
off hereafter; to that "better land" beyond
time's tempestuous sea. -The lovely and
beloved one of Oak Hill-she around' whom so
many interesting associations clustered-EMMA:
L. LAMKIiNhas gone; and, "like the lost Pleiad
teen no more below." On the 10th of February,
in the 26th year of hhr age, her pure spirit,
iisenthralleJ from the "body of corruption,"
was raised in "incorruption" and soared to
that sp rit.world where strife, revolutions and
pains are felt and seen no mores. For the last
fifteen months this amiable and beloved young.
lady was sorely afflicted with a malignant
disease which put at defiance the skill of
surgery and thescience of medicine." Gradually
yet perceptibly it went on-sappingthe founda-
tions of life: hope and fear alternately ruling
the hour:-but the fiat had gone forth, and
though reason and judgment said death sooner
or later, was inevitable-yet when the hour
came and the cold hand was laid on this loved
one-oh the agony of that hour, who can
understand it but those who have felt it?
Daring those long months, days and weeks at
a time, wa6 I with her, and while her face gave
unmistakable evidence of bodily suffering, yet
I can truly say that notone word of murmuring
at this heavy dispensation of Providence-
escaped her lips. Such christian fortitude and
resignation amid so long and continued'suffer-
ing never have I seen. She has indeed on
earth "borne the crcss,"-in Heaven she will
certainly "wear the crown." At the age of
17, while a student of Macon (W. F.) College,
she felt the power of God's love and united;
herself to the church. From :that time to her
death her walk was that of a faithful and con-
sistent follower of Christ and his precepts.
"None knew her but to love,. none named her
but to praise." But she is gone, and the, Void
madmin the home circle fi beyond measure-
ment, and cannot be filled. Oh the anguish of, .
'that mother's heart I who tan tell? Such love!
such sweet communion! -such a oneness!
between mother and- daughter is rarely if ever
seen. "Christ the comforter" can alone -heal' *
the wound and reconcile to the- bleeding.:
mother's heart the ruptured tie. Gentlebby
nature, amiable in disposition, modest without.
being reserved, frank and candid in -her iiiter-
.course with the world, dignified ih character,'-
loving and beloved by friends, she presented in
her person all the virtues that. adorn the
female character. And when to these were added.
-the soft influences andmellowing charms of the
religion of Christ, the model was complete.
She slepeth in the shroud; on her white bed,
Amid the weepers.
Repine not at her honor ye who -trained,
For highest excellence the fomn.so-dear ,
Nor erieva because the perfect fruit is gain'd
Ofal your planting s, si your pre.assi e, .
Butfirimear tread this thorn encumber'da sod,
Eunobled byyour gfta seraph to your God. -

W. C. GATHRIrHT, of, Oxford, Ga., waTborn
July 18th, 1.814. At one year old left father-
less-at four years ofage ldft without the tender
care of a mother. Without any sort of religious
training he gnew to the age of 23, when at a
camp meeting in Clark county, Ga., hfe was
converted to God, and joined the M E Church.
Oh. these camp meetings, with their conversions
and gracious influences I May they soon re-
turn to bless the country. In 1838 brother.
Gathright found a help meet indeed in the
person of Eliza A. Parser. He subsequently
availed himself of the -lights and benefits .of
Free Masonry, in which he occupied the high
position of "Royal Arch." I mention this for
two reasons; first, to show that he was a man
of character, and secondly, that the brethren
of the fraternity may know and have an op-
portunity-of discharging their obligations to
his wife and children. In 1864 he laid aside
the plane and hammer of his workshop to erVqe
his country as a soldier; was sent 'to Ander-
sonville, where he was-satticken down with -
fever, with which he lingered for four weeks,
and died February 12th, 1865. Bro Weaver,
army missionary, says, "I visited lhim frquent-
ly while in the hospital talked with him fully
and freely, and always.f ound him enjoyingae,-
ceptance with God." Another missionary says,
S"I admired his character." PAsroR.

Gro~sh W. WATTS, son of Rev. George Waits
and brother of the Rev. William M. Walts, of
the Georgia Conference, was born 10th Febra-
ary, 1837. and died at his father's, in Marion
co., Ga., 9th March, 1865.
lie was a consistent member of the M. E.
Church about 'fourteen years, and' lived and
died in the enjoyment of that love that is:
sweeter than life and stronger than death. He
enlisted in the Confederate service in Auguig
1861, and endured the privations and hardship~
of a camp life until his last illness, when he
was furloughed, and reached home ''about -
Christmas. He bore his affliction with great
patience and submission,.saying, to his father
that his Saviour was with him. He told his
sister to tell his brothers and sisters not pre-i,
ent, that he was going to re w e commotions
and warfare wo ever enter. W.S. Boo. *

tW F. STEARNs, son of Zacharish
Stearns, died in Talbot county, Ga cemnber
24th, 1864.
Piously trained, he joined the M. E. Church
and professed religion at 11 ; and his consist-
ent character was a living illustration of the
influence of devoted, christian parents. Dur-
ing'his long affliction he manifested "a heart
resigned, submissive, meek." 'As he was una--
ble to attend church, at his request, the writer
preached twice in his room. On both occas-
ions, his was the believer's joy, "unspeakable,
and full of glory." While affection weeps his
loss, faith and hope rejoice in prospect of
eternal reunion in Heaven. W. W. SrTwWAr.

Died, of congestion of the brain, on 15th
February, ,1865, MARYv NANc TALLULaH TAIar,
youngest child of Rev. W. R. Talley and S. J.- -.
"Talley, 6f the Montgomery Conference, aged
1 year, 7 months, 15 dase, in Greenwood, Fla,


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AUGUSTA, GA., APRIL 13, 1865.


THE PREACHER'S WORK.
The changes in human affairs are constantly
developing new modes of action, in every
department in life. Opportunities *for the
exercise of our capabilities in new methods are
constantly presenting themselves. Every en-
dowment of skill and of intellect, every trade,
every profession has been stimulated by the
war, to unwonted energy in the old track of
thought or of labor, or in ways hitherto untried.
The remark applies to the work of the preacher,
as well as to that of other men. The gospel
changes not-the truths he teaches are no
other than those preached for eighteen centu-
ries, yet they ever find new applications, and
there are presentedto the preacher constantly
changing opportunities of applying and enfor-
cing them.
Does the brevity of life, and the certainty of
death offer him a theme? How pregnant
with terrible facts, illustrative of these
truths, is the present time. Does the insuffi-
ciency of earthly good to minister consolation
to broken hearts, inspire his discourse ? What
a multitude of the bereaved can attest the
truth he utters. Does the instability of riches
furnish an argument for urging his congrega-
tion to. seek the heavenly treasure? How
many, once wealthy, now destitute of all, or
hastening rapidly to poverty are there to hear
the argument and profit by the exhortation.
And so with respect to every means of approach"
to the human heart. War has thrown open
every avenue, by which admittance to its emo-
tions may ever have been had. And its
emotions under control, in the usual order of
influence, the way is open to the intellect and
will. 'This advantage then the times present
to the preacher. Terrible calamity, dread
uncertainty, human impotence are all co-
laborers with him in the work of bringing men
to the sure refuge to which the gospel invites
the race. The earnest, zealous preacher whose
heart is in his work, has now a field such as he
has never yet cultivated; and he who fails now
to do his Master's, work well and profitably may
question himself closely as to whether his own
heart is right before God.
There are some errors that are to be'avoided.
One is, that because he is much interested
in the progress of events and wants always to
hear some new thing, he is now at liberty to
abandon his study and give himself to gossip and
to speculation upon the present aspect or future
probabilities of the war. To long and watch and.
wait for news, until the mind is unhinged, ly
existing always in a strain of expectation,
utterly paralyes all mental effort, and hours,
and days and weeks may slip away unheeded
and unimproved, because one is only always
waiting. He will go to his study-or to his
pastoral duties so soon as the mail comes'or
the latest rumor is gathered up, but until then
he does not feel like study or visiting his
flock. And the day wears away, and meal
times comes and nothing is done-and so it
will be in the afternoon, and so again to-
morrow. Precious time is thus lost, work is
left undone, the suffering and sorrowing look in
vain for ministerial comfort, and worse than all,
the preacher himself is deteriorating in piety
and mental force; for such a Ustless life will be
necessarily a degenerating life. It of itself,
whatever his former acquirements or natural
gifts, would unfit him for pulpit duties.
Another error to be guarded against is, that
- the war is to be the constant theme of the
pulpit. Patriotism and religion are of kin,
and there are times and seasons when patriotic
appeals are fully in place on the Sabbath and
in the: house of God. But the people go to
church to hear of something besides war.
This hideous spectre is before them all the
week. Now and then they would forget
it, and think on better things. Instead of
arraigning the public enemy for trial before
God's bar.whenever they appear in his presence,
they would appear as themselves suppliant
culprits, and they wish the preacher to show
them the way to peace and pardon. Speak to
to them of sin and of salvation, of guilt and
of grace, of human hopes deceived and of
Heaven in prospect, and they will open their
hearts to receive these truths, as they have
never opened them before. The cross *and
the crown should be the principal themes of
the preacher, and how the trials may be
endured which bearing the. one imposes, and
how the duties may be discharged which
wearing the other implies. It should be more
satisfying to a preacher to be able to help the
bereaved to comfort, and the penitent to sal-
vation,. than to be the most eloquent and spirit
stirring war-preacher that ever charmed or
fired an audience.
Another danger that threatens the minis-
try arises from the difficulty of living. It may
induce aresors to secular employment, or give
rise toa speculating spirit. The encroachments
of the world, coming as it does in specious
guise and insinuating itself into the heart by
arguments that seem so legitimate .as, that
the family must be fed and clothed, must be
resisted. At least, ministerial character and
usefulness must'never be sacrificed to any
considerations of gain. Men called to preoch
must not leavb God's work to serve tables.
There may be difficulty in knowing exactly
what may properly be done and what should
be left undone, during these unprecedented
times, to maintain the .fami his may
be safely asserted-th ;k of the c
must not be negi ed or slightly done by the
heri fo y consideration, and that he
mitst keep himself unspotted from the world.
Better to. suffer want, than that the church
should suffer by his being full and abounding.
Better trust his future and that of his family
wholly to God while.hbe does the Lord's work,
than make any compromise for bread, that will
bring his ministerial character into disrepute,
and neutralize his exhortations to faith and
Heavenly mindedness. Now is the time for
him who preaches faith to exemplify fai4h. He
that warreth should not entangle himself so
that he is no longer master of the situation.
H He should always be able and ready to strike
. the enemy.at every point open to assault.. If


he is too much encumbered with worldly gain,
he may not accomplish the faithful soldier's
task.
Again : no opportunities the times furnish,
no special advantages afforded by the state of
the popular mind and heart, no zeal and effort
upon the part of the preacher, will give success
where there is wanting a sense of the presence
of the Holy Spirit. And that divine agent
visitsand abides upon those only, who are assid-
uously seekinghis light and presence and power.
To have 'unction" is to be successful-but the
having of "unction" argues a consecrated life, an
humble mind, a devoted soul, a spirit of prayer
and of praise, heart-sea'ching, watchfulness,
zeal, communion with God. The preaching to
ensure success, is conditioned upon the Spirit's
presence in it; and then it is that which wells
up out of a man's own heart experience-his
experience of faith And love and joy-in a
word, of all that Christ promises and 'the
Spirit brings to the believer's heart. A light
minded, indolent, avaricious preacher cannot
expect to see his ministry prospect; because
such a character cannot successfully invoke the
aid of God's Spirit in his efforts; and np,
spasmodic show of zeal or expenditure of
labor will compensate for the lack of that fire
from Heaven. The flame which it does not
kindle, is spurious-mere imitation-only
painted fire. Let no man be deceived by
supposing that his work prospers, while he
himself loses ground in his own religious
experience. It cannot be, and therefore the
times demand for successful preaching, first,
preachers who are growing in grace; second,
those who are making'k wise and industrious
use of all their gifts and graces.
Could we deem our exhortations weighty
enough to stir the -ministry to 'greater effort
than they have heretofore put forth, we should
enlarge upon these few hints, and beg that
.they consider thesepoints well,' and so apply.
themselves to the work God just now -sets
before them, as to reap for his glory an
abundant harvest of good out of the sad sowing
of tears and poverty and death, with which war
has broadcast our unhappy land.

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION.'
Our r aders are already informed, that ar-
rangements have-been made for removing the
Advocate to Macon, Ga., as soon as the railroads
were again in use. This time is rapidly ap-
preaching, and the paper must be temporarily
suspended, after the present number, that the
office may be moved. So far as we have heard,
and we have counselled with our brethren as
generally as possible, there has been but one
voice respecting the propriety of this step, and
that has been favorable to it. In a few weeks,
that is, as soon as it is possible, the Advocate
will, Providence permitting, resume its visits
to its patrons, in full sheet, if the future pros-
pect will permit it.
This cannot be promised absolutely at once,
for we cannot tell what* day may bring forth.
We must economise our resources soas not to
suspend altogether; for a half sheet is fa better
than no paper at all. When the paper was
put at $20 a year, the purchasing power 4o the
money was much more than it is now, and yet
the hope of sustaining the paper at that price,
was based upon the expectation of having a
large subscription. But this lope is likely to be
disappointed, principally, we believe, because
of the unprecedented derangement of mails
and of the narrow belt of territory to which
our circulation is necessarily restricted by the
operations of the enemy. Besides, the price,
low as i is compared with that of everything
.else, is a stumbling-block to some people, who
rate a paper dollar at its equivalent in gold
when they have to pay it out, but assume that
it is worthless, when they have anything to
sell. Consequently they will pay no such ex-
travagant price as $20 a year for a newspaper.
They will sell a half bushel of corn, and buy a
pound-of tobacco rather WAi the money. Now,
if the purchasing power of the money does not
fall too low, or if -the Aubscription list so far
increases,.as to warrant it, we shall return to
the full sheet. If not, we must do the best we
can otherwise do, so as to keep a Church.paper
in the fief.fl
It is hardly worth while to say that we abso-
luely need the aid of our ministerial brethren-
their active agency in keeping up the paper,
by obtaining subscriptions, and making collec-
tions for the soldiers' fund. With their help,
we may pass through this time of trial prosper-
ously-without it we run such risks, as we
trust they will not willingly see the paper en-
counter. May we all greet each other again in
a&few weeks under more favorable auspices.
THE GEORGIA SOLDIERS' RESOLVE.
The document we publish below is one of
the most remarkable we have ever put to press.
We feel that we can add nothing to its impres.
siveness by our comments. Let it be read
carefully, its language well weighed, its spirit
carefully noted. Brigade after brigade, by a
positive act, proclaim themselves sinners against
God, deserving punishment, promise repent-
ance, ask their friends at home to unite in the
confession and the vow and to pray for them.
But one man in five brigades holds back. Did
the world ever before witness such a scene?
Our Brother Evans read these resolutions last
week before a crowded audience in St. John's,
and invited those present to join these brave
soldiers in this purpose of 'reformation, and
they rose almost as one man ; and there is now
such a promise of revival in that Church, as has
not been witnessed there for many years. Oh!
that the entire population wotuhrnely rp e
ly these weightywur lsom the army, and
that aio Gr and every heairer would bid
e recording angel register his name with

At a meeting of Benning's Brigade, held
March 5th, 1865, the Dllowing resolutions were
unanimously adopted by a rin vote
Resolved, 1st. That we hereby acknowledge
the sinfulness of ur pas conduct as a justem
herand sufficient ru for the diispleasure of
Almighty God: and that earnestly repenting of
our sins, we are determined by His grnae to
amend our lives for the future; and in earnest
supplication to God, through the mediation of
ness of our sins and seek the Divine favor and
protection.
Resolved, 2nd. That .we earnestly and sin-


continue steadfast .in the foregoing resolve;


that we may secure, through Divine grace, the his crime furrowed cheek. "You need not be ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT DAVIS TO HIS
salvation-of our souls; that God may preserve lost. You are soon to'die, but you can save FELLOW COUNTRYMEN.
our, lives through the coming campaign, nerve your soul. Though a man be trying ng upon s DaNVILL, April 5th, 1865.
our arms in freedom's entest, and rown our The President issued an address this morn-
labors, privations and toils with Soutlern in the brink of perdition, he may be saved by l to the people. He says that the General-
dependence, peace and prosperity., turning his eye to Calvary. There, when about in Chief found it necessary to make such move-
esolved, 3d. 'That weappeal to our fathers, to drop into the bottomless pit, a noted robber ments of troops as to uncover the capitol. It
sisters and mothers at home to awe to a sese believed on Jesus and went with -him to Pare- would be unwise to conceal the moral and
ofstrggle; to earful in t eti pa theipresent dise. Like him, you too may be saved, Iflike material injury to our cause resulting from the
strgle; to r in ly rim a thcupation of the capitol by the enemy; but
clouds which no.< cover our land with dark- him you will but repent and believe in Jesus."' it is equally unwise and unworthy of us to
ness as the pll f death; to from their homes "I know it," said the outlaw. "Once Ieould allow our energies to falter, or our efforts to
their coun 's trhar all who ave lsy deerte have .believed; but my day has passed; my become relaxed, under reverses however ca-
who have, under any pretense whatever, failed doom is sealed, and I am lost." Without God lamitous.
to afford us help in repelling the invader from and without-hope he died, and without God and Confederacy, under the command of a leader,
our soil. without hope he will stand before the judg- whose presence inspires equal confidence in
. .solved, 4th. That we request the Rev. Mr. meant bar. the troops and the people, has been greatly
Harbin, when visiting the different brigades of trammelled by the necessity of keeping con-
Georgia troops, to present the foregoing reso- It is nearly time for me to start to my ap- ntatch oer the approaches to the capitol,
lutions to our comrades in arms, asking their pointment across the Catawba. My path winds and he has been forced to forego more than one
concurrence in the same; and when he shall over the mountains and leads me wherero bers opportunity for promising enterprise.
return to our native State, we request him to go; but "the path of duty is thepath of safety," It is for us, my countrymen, to show by our
address our friends o the substance of thed and "man is immortal until his work is done," bearing under reverses how wretched has been
foregoing; and that he be hereby authorized the self delusion of those who have thought us
to proclaim to all, whether at home or in the and as long as God is our "refuge and strength" less able to endure misfortune with fortitude,-
army, our settled and fixed determination to we have nothing to fear. J. E. W. than to encounter danger with courage.
stand by oht country's cause, battle for her _.We have now entered upon a new phase of
rights and for her sacred honor, until through MN VACATE the struggle. Relieved from the necessity of
the bling of d, we achieve her independ- We have-little news from Virginia. The guarding particular places, our army will be
once and freedom., fo ree to move from point point and defeat
Resolved, 5th. That the above resolutions be following are the press telegrams :
published 5in the Augusta e u alit, with Danvill, April 4-The evacuation of Rich- the enemy in detail far from his base.
published inall the papers of Georgia copyt mond commenced Sunday afternoon. Presi- Let us but willit and we are free. Animated
request that all the papersof Georgia copy dent Davis and Cabinet arrived here Moiday. by that confidence in your spirit and fortitude
the same.rdance Very few persons were able to leave the city, which never yet failed me, I announce to you,
in accordance With the request contained in except Government officials, in consequence of fellow-countrymen, that it is my purpose to
the 4th resolution, above, I have presented the the suddenness of the movement. Theenemy maintain your cause with my whole heart and
foregoing to Bryan's, Wofford's, Anderson's and broke through Lee's lines Saturday night near soul ; that I wii never consent to abandon to
Evans' Brigades of Georgia troops. They were Petersburg, after eral days'hardfightng thn onefoot of the soil of any on of t
unanimously adopted in every instance, except as to uncover the Capitol. Position of the That noble State whose ancient renown has
in one; and then there was but one. vote in army now unknown. No telegraph beyond history ; whose bosom has beenbaredto receive
the negative. T.B. HaRE, Army Miss. the Junction. Richmondarsena, has been re-of this war; whose sonsand
March 25fh, 1865. moved. All the valuables of the banks in daughters have exhibited heroism so sublime
Richmond were brought away, and also the as to render her illustrious in all coming time;
Tax Ray. M. L. BANis.-We have learned specie belonging to the Government. The last that Virginia, with the help of the people, by
from this brother that h did not go to Black passengers report great mob in the city; burn- the blessing of Providence. shall be still de-
from this brother that he did not go to Black ing of mills and warehouses, plundering stores.th fended and of peace evershall be made with the
Swamp ot., as his people generally were fleeing This was done. by foreign low class. The famous invaders of her homes by the sacri---
before Sherman. He was offered a&place by the rolling stock of the Richmond and Danville i O hnerrit or s r
officiary of St. Bartholomews' on that circuit, Railroad was all saved. The enemy had not If by superiority of numbers weohall everbe
but he subsequently exchanged with Brother occupied te city at last accounts. The Presi- compelled to withdraw from her lines, or those
Snow and he is no-pn Walterboro' ct. His ent. All toe Richmond newspapers were left of any other border State, again and again shall
friends in the S. C. conference will be glad to in the city. Governor Smith went towards e shaurl abandon in despair his endless and
know that he waniiot in the pathof theenemy. Lynchburg. The archives of the State Gov- possible taskofmaking.slaves of peopleresolved
ernment were left behind. possible taskof making slaves of people resolved
The country he is in is now generally quiet.- Dnville, April 9.-enLee has movedto the to be free.
The .people are giving attention to the reached of Farmie, footed by Grant, fight Let us, then, not despond, my countrymen;
re d vicinity 'of Farmville, followed by Grant, fight relying on the never failing merry mnd pro-
word, and le hopes for a profitable year. ing daily. There was heavy fighting Thurs- tecton of our God let us meet the foe wh
To . ..- mna today. No particulars. The enemy have estab-. fresh'defiance, with unconquered and uLcon-
To CORResPONDENTs.-All communications to listed hospitals at the Junction, where there querable hearts. JEERSON DAvi.on-
the Advocate must be addressed hereafter to is a large number of their wounded. Their q J D .
'Macon, Ga. loss was very heavy in the late fights. They e Talladega_ A.o na1
Mo'_are not approsahing this way on the line of Married, at Talladega, Ala., on Sunday, 12th
To ExcHANGas.-Exchanges will confer a favor Richimond and Danville railroad, communion. ult., by Rev. Daniel Duncan, Camt. RICaRs H.
by sending their papers hereafter to Macon, Ga. ltion being still open to Keysville. HA, ofth Confederate regiment Demphis,
by sending their paper hereafter to Maco Danville, April 9-A 'column of cavalry is Tenn., to Miss RENA, daughter of Rev. D. Dun-
a th eir det reported at Henry Court House, thirty-eight can, of Montgomery Conference.
SFor th* euthern Christian Advocate. mils from Danville-probably Stoneman. A ,
OUTLAWS IN NORTH CAROLINA. skirmish took place near there Saturday with- Married by Rev. W. R. Talley on the 14th
I love this country, (McDowell county, N. C.) out results. Another column of the.enemy is March, 165H Mr. Da CoLLINs to Miss Pa-
with its clear streams, its wild and rugged bills, reported near Lynchburg. Persons coming A A. HDEN, all f Jackson co.,la.
ad is m n of sg g ; ad from Richmond confirm the burning, and say
and its mountains of savage grandeur; and the enemy treated the blacks harshly. ACaENOWLADoENT.-For the sufferers of Cq-
often do I wish that every body loved this pure lumbia, from Rev. B. B. Ross, collection on
water which .God has made, more than the FALL OF SELMA. Fast Day in M. E. Church, Tuskegee, 'Ala.,
liquors which distillers make out of rottenness, The reports rife when we last went to press $701.00.
decay and putrefaction-and that every body are too true. Selma fell into the hands of the The addressot Rev. E. F. Thwing, is Brook-
was as exalted above the shadows cast by sin, eemy on Sunday, 2d April A letter to the haven, Miss., care of Rev. J. Nicholson, P. E.,
was exalted above theColumbus -Sun, dated at Montgomery, April of Brookhaven District.
and the clouds of superstition and ignorance as 5th, says: of Broohv
I have seen these mountain peaks, when bathed 1 have yet heard no reliable statement of-the AMERICUS DISTRICT, 2d ROUND.
in sunlight, lifting their heads above shadowy battle at Selm on Sunday, or of the losses, nor Americus, April 15th and 16th; Cuthhert-
lowlandp.and drifting clouds. But there are believe the officials have ne. At Pla- Station an Pataula,Miss., at aus April
cavsind yonder mountain, anods Bu it isere ale tereville, on Saturday, the enemy were attack- 22d and 23d; Western Cf. at. Preston; April.
caves in yonder mountain, and though it is all ed by Roddy with a single brigade. Of course 29th and 30th; Lumpkin, at Green Hill, I ay
white with snow, the robber burrows there and Roddy was whipped.. The enemy, still advane- 6th and 7th ; Stewart Ct. and Chattahoochie, -
plots his deeds of villainy. So have I seen a ing down the Alabama and Tennessee Railroad, Miss., at Florence, May 13th and 14th; Stark-
mass of rocks in Summer time covered with found Forrest behind some miserablyconstruct- villeCt., at Providence, May 20th and 21st;
vinemass of rocks in Su mmtified with flowers, aned breastwors, the creation of the poorest of Georgetown and Colore Mission, May 27th and
vines and beautified with flowers, and I-loved engineers. Gen. Forrest had with him Arm- 28th; Sumter Ct., at Bottaford, June 3d and
to look at these, until from within the crevices strong's and Roddy's brigades, a few hundred 4th; Dawson Ct., arTs w Hope, June 10th and
a loathsome reptile crawled. militia and detailed men, and seventeen pieces 11th ; Randolph Ct., at Wesley Chapel, June
In the rayless hour of midnight these outlaws ofartillery-all told not amounting to2500men 17th and 18th; Ft. Gaines, at Ft. Gaines, June
hidti in pla to a The enemy had 9000 splendidly armed men, 18th and 19th ; Vienna, at Traveller's Rest,
steal out from'their dark hiding places to annoy, mounted infantry. Our force was mostly dis- Juqe 24th and 25th; Isabella Ct., July 1st and
plunder and murder. Some are mere free- mounted cavalry with no bayonets. Our line 2d. L. J. DATIzs.
booters, others are bandits of the Murrell type, was much distended. Gentlemen from SelmaOT : I "
whose audacity is so unscrupulous and whose say Forraest was confident that he could hold NOTICE.
whose audacity is so unscrupulous and whose e enemy in check with his.mall fore, as The Joint Relief Committee for the sufferers
crimes so atrocious that thay are fit for treason he could have done if the men had fought, and of thecity ofColumbia, S. C., having constituted
'nd anything else which could rejoice a Cati- hence sent Chalmers' and Jackson's divisions me their agent-public notice is hereby given
line and his accomplices, to the rear in order to have the enemy between that I will be prepared from and after this day
There is the Sheppard 'Clan; they robbed two fires. If this is true, these Generals, con- to receive and. forward all contributions,
Thr. e, t S "lni ;th the. r d trary to custom, did not come to time. After whether of money, provisions, or other articles
Mi. Tate, a man trembling withthe weight of a few hours of skirmishing the enemy threw a designed for .,he said sufferers. Packages .
more than sixty winters. The family were few shells among the horse-holders. They marked, John L. Branch, Agent, Augusta, Ga.,
asleep when a disturbanodat the gate aroused scattered. At the same time the enemy charged will be promptly forwarded.
them. A negro ventured' to see them. "Tell our left, (our men had no bayonets), broke it, Messrs. L. Cohn & Co., have kindly offered
ourthem. A negr to oventu hered to elsee themTell send a a stampede occurred along our whole line. their store, No. 292 Broad street,-as a depot
your master to cone here, or else we'll send a They were strong enough to hold the line, but for the above object. JOHN L. BRANCH, "
bullet after him." Mr. Tate went out. Said a panic was created, "every man was for him. Ag'L for the sufferers of Columbi,.S. .,
he, "Gentlemen, what do you want?" "We self." Our wagons, artillery and a number of Augusta Ga., March 30.
want supper, sir, and do you get it ready and our men were captured. The Yankees fought
that quickly." "Who are you?" "Soldiers plendidly. I do not believe Forrest had ore DISSOLUTION.
"Where froquicklym?" "Morganton." "When Soldiers." fourth of his command in the fight. He is The firm ofBURKE,BoYKIN & Co. isthis day
"Where from?" "Morganton." "When did now in a proper place, with noble troops, and dissolved by mutual consent. All persons
you leave there "This morning." ."What I feelsamplyabletocopewiththeYankeecolumn. indebted and those having demands ar.e.
left Morganton this morning and until this late There are rumors on the street that Mobile has requested to come forward and settle up. as
hour reaching my house; you cannot be the been evacuated. These have no official con- we desire to close up the business of the
g my house y, c o b the firmation and are groundless. The fall of the late Firm. BURKE, OYKIN & CO
right kind of men ?" "None of your business, city and Central Alabama is a mere question Macon Feb. 25.
sir, whether we are or not ; hold your insulting of time, unless the people of Alabama and ___
tongue and go strike a light." One of the ruf- Mississippi do their duty. If they will rally IEW FIRM,
plans drawing his pistol, said, "Hana us your promptly to the defense of their State, they The undersigned have this day formed a
k "I'll nodo oit" "You've to do it." candrive into the Gulf every Yankee in Ala- copartnership, under the Firm name of J. W,
key "I'llnotto it." "You've goto do it." b ma. The Government works, the cotton, BUaRE & Co, for the transaction of.a genae
"I'll die first." "Then die you shall." And and warehouses in Selma were burned by de- Printing and publishing business. We arse
stopping back he was about to fire, when little tails of our men, so quickly after the evacua- prepared to execute all styles of
boy sved the old man's lifeby thrusting his tion, that the impression was created that it BOOK AND JOB PRINTING, BINDING
hands into his fold mather's lifocket and thing his wasdestroyed by the Yankees. They got little' AA O LRU e
hands into his father's pocket and throwing otton there. with neatness and dispatch, on reasonable
the keys to the robbers, who then ransacked On the Alabama and Florida railroad there terms, at the "Southern Publishing House,"
the-drawers for money and other valuables, and is nothing doing. The enemy have retired Mulberry street, Macon, Ga.
afterwards drove off his three best mules, from Pollard and Blakely. On Saturday it was J. W. BURKE.
These facts 'were told me by the old mn reported by scouts that General Maury had SAM. BOYKIN.
These facts were tol me by theold man gotten into the rear of the enemy by moving T. A. BURKE.
himself, on the stage road from Blakely to Pensacola. E. H. MYERS.
There is the South Mountain clan, who a few Firing was heard at Tensas on the 30th and J. G. DEITZ.
days ago were prowling through our neighbor- musketry on the 31st. Nothing is known of Maceon, Ga., March 30th 1865. Apl 4 If.
the loss at Selma. Several boats were there, ...._.
hood, demanding dinner at eating it with ny re ay have been removed. It WEBSTER'S SPELLING BOK-SOUTH-
their guns thrown across their legs, and then is not thought many of our men were captured ERN EDITION.-The undersigned have just
leaving hastily.. They had just killed a little or that they are demoralized. The press tele- issued a large edition of the above to which
girl in the North Cove of McDowell county, grams tell the situation at Mobile. We are they would invite attention of Merchants and,
where they expected to league wth the Br now cut off from that point by river, railroad Teachers. Liberal discount to dealers. Price
where they xpetedto league wth the Broad a telegraph. The enemy also commands the per single copy sent by mail to any part of the
River robbers, and make a general raid upon us, Alabama river at Montgomery Hill near Clal- Confederacy, $5.00.
but the latter were so shocked by their murder borne. No boats have been captured thus far. Address J. W. BURKE & Co.,
of the little girl, that they refused to join them March 30-tf Macon, Ga.
Heroic girl I Striving to saveafather's life, thou A WORD TO THE LITTL.R.NES. SITUATION AS TEACHER WANTED-
didst lose thy own. Precious young immortal! We intend to keep &sies's GU. up as In a pious and respectable family, by a lady of
s*fivT a rorld above thou dost dwell, long as we can do so-for0your benefit-wheth. thorough classic and musical education. Loca-o
to c o e s fwell, er it pays us any money or not-but if you-do tion near a town or convenient to railroads
out of reach of robber's arm and fortune's not leel sufficient interest in it to give us 'a preferred. Address 'SELMA," .-
sweep. generous support we shall conclude that you .March 30-4 Augusta, Ga.
Last week about one mile from one of my don't care for it, and have to suspend its pub- TEACHER WANTED.-An unmarried gen-
appointments, they committed another robbery. If the patronage justifies it--we sh are tleman not liable to military duty, fully com-
With the seven shooter of an outlaw against and improvetheGuideattheenofthepreasentpetentandexperienced, to teachLatin Greek
his breast, Msj. Jim Neall surrendered- his volume. Now, my dear little readers, bestir about six to ten scholars, in a very healthy;
pistol and his money-and with a pistol against yourselves, and see how many sbsacribers you pleasant neighborhood, amidst good society,
his breast, Mr. Jacob Moore allowed them to can get for us by the Ist of June and we sat near Eufaula. Board gratis-salary liberal.
ransack his house and carry off his money and a g me nts t o se making oy mAddress-8 Eufau TONEY,
whatever else they coveted. A snow fell that We shall give to s at the ree getting u Ma
night so that they could be tracked, and next the largest number of sa Srersbythe first of SCHOOL NOTICE.-Prof Foote of Madison
day two of them were caught one of them a June, each a copy of Goodrioh's Comprehen. Female College, has opened a select School, for- -
,but a desqrterrom both aries, es Geography ans History-Ancient and girls and boys, at Jefferson Hall, two miles
young man, but a deserterMoom both armies, modern, beautifcl'y bound in red and gilt below Union Poinst. Instructions" in Music, .../
old in crime and claiming no protection from backs, with 80 gaps and 200 Engravings. Let will be be given by a lady of several years' ex-
thelaw; theother an old man, but a notorious all who contend for the prize so state when perience, from the same iniiutin. The
villain of this county. "Are you prepared to they send the names, so that we may keep an spring Term will close 3d of Aumut. Tuition
die ?" askea one of CaP Cearson's men of account of how many they send. for the Term, in Literature,. U 1i,. in Muai,
Now.my little friends, see who will get the $130, payable in. advance. Boss d, ,2t' per
Badly. "No." "What tfen will become of prize / J. W. Buses. month. Girls preferred. W. R FuOTE. ''
you 1" "I shall be lost"-and tears rolled down MXacol, t'. March 2--6t U nou Point Ga .


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