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Title: Southern Christian advocate
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E. H. MYERS, D. D., EDITOR.

New Series.-No. 169

and we hereby SEsure our brethren of
e sectionsof our confereseeof our sincere
parties in their behalf, extending to them
raternal greetings, and pledging ourselves
rdially co-operate hereafter in any meas-
for the maintenance of the doctrines and
es of Methodism as known among us. If
ions of that work are unsupplied, measures
won be adopted, under the direction of
everst presiding elders, by which those
s shafl be attended to, so that no part of
territory as a conference shall be neglected.
Let brethr n in every portion reject the
nation that the perplexities and trials
ugh which we have passed have necessarily
ged our conference relations, or released
om tbo obligation to serve with increasing
and fidelity in all parts of that territory
erto assigned to us. We still have the

ew c e d oprivile a a8conferen
9 .
and the obligation to maintan our aden-
and extend our usefulness in accordance
those principles, there avowed, is as biod
now as then. We look forward with great
sure to themed session of our conference
period when brethren in the ministry and
tlon s aratedc shall m et thoge er
rests of Methodism thr...ugr...uwar bounds,
It is our purpose, as preachers, arid people,
e 'law abiding, submitting to Use pokers
M me ad

he spirit of Jesus asid the cultivanor, of
and good works, deteriisitied, as INAchers,
now nothing among men save Jesus Obvist
him crucified.
We hope thh our preachere azid people
continue firm in the Views herein express-
the preachers laboring assilduoAsly for the
d of their respective charges-the people
ially sustaining the preachers by their
ncils and raeans in the execution of their
k.
Let them bewaie of listening to misrepre-
ation of our pri ciple@and aim, or of beed-
needless apprehensions of our failure to
ntain the integrity of our conference or-
mation.
It would be a source of regret, and detri-
tal to the extension of Methodism, abould.
countenancebe given to the disintegration
ny partof our work. So fat fr nkthis4.may
not rather h6pe th 6 .hreenall be an aden-
ation with us, not onlysin sentiment and
ing, but also in conference connection, of
celetiedn our bounds who adhered to the
form of piiziciples adopted in,8tnanten in
ch, 18617"-Methodiat.
TIiE NEW BOLSTON CONFERENCE.
ishop Clark, or the Methodistr Ephicopal
rch, North. on Thursday, June lat, at
ens, Tenner.see, regularly organiz.-d a Con-
nce, embrneing the terrnory recentlyin.
ed in the Holmes Conference of the M. E.
rch, &WA. 110 stated in b.s oper.irg addreen
t he was acting under the prov.asons of the
eral Conference of his OLurch, auth..r;a.ng
organization of Conferences in the South,
n, in the ,judgment of the Bishops, they
Id deem at important or proper ye do so.
t time had fully come, in the judAth at of
Bishops, for this work in East Teninessee.
he Bishop first recogmsed six trapaferred
chers from dillerent Conference its the
aton Conference. He th-n announced that,
etermining the .rate of the animaters ap-
ng for admission, he alsould take as his
e the published -minutes of the Holaton
ference of the M, E. Church..50sed.for 1862,
CODferemd0 Of that body having been held
e, except what the reporter for The JIfethod-
pleased to call "a gisthering of the treason-
portion of it within thereliel lines."
resohers were then received, by the y4te of
Conference eaels one making a sustoment,
is naniewas presented, at, to his agreement
the M. E Church asto loyalty and slavery
following are.aome of the preachers who
e similled, after making speeches hi which
confes ...i their errors. etc.. i-La., win E.
ley, James Climining, James A Hyden, W.
R >gers,.John W. Miffia, W. C. Graves, W.
Duggan, Willisin Milburn, J C. Mann, R
)acaburri, T. IT. Rushell, J. 3. Little, An*
w J. Grier, and John Alley. *
he above named miffistere seem to have
received on the first-day of Ithe ejession.
Mu of the time on IbP BOODud day" says
ort "wa tak
miss n, of Whic b e lab a (1
number. Pepding he re cognon fseveral,
alm discussion ardsetonehing the loialty
applicant, the Conference carefully guard-
against admitting those who had been
ve riders of rebellion, agid receiverg those
had takeak the oath of allegiance to the
federacy,. ogly. uDon full confosiiion and
mlise of amendment."
mong the resolunons adopted for the gDT-
ment of me Con1erence in receivag preach-
we base the f>Ilowing
Remind. That ir is the sense of this body
ano-e who entered auto the late reen-lison
imbibed theassirit threof, are jurity of a
e after.t (0 exclude them from 1.4 kingdom
e9rb. av ,mafu ;*


,105. Threar 100ohurch Hitaein early
y one, we have no doubt, the giropesty of
Methodist Episoopalthanch, &WA) whose
mated value is $44,000, and 40 Sunday-
ols, having an aggregateof @425 scholars.
ill the laws of the land allow th& polaton
ference of the M. 5, CAurgh temppropriate
heir own use the property of another aharoh
M compensation.-Zpiecepal Methodisk


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THREE DOLLARS PER ANNUM. PUBLISHED BY A COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS, FOR THE H. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.

Vol. XXVIII.--No. 16. Macon, Ga., Thursday, August 31, 1865.

M. E. CHURCIT/ SOUTH, IN MISSOURI* which would suit their purpose better, pro-. stated to the Conv41stion the results of their I should call when the bit season is past, for tow,
The following reports and resolutions were counce us dialoyal to. the Government, and, I observation and experience; and thoughtful thirtyor forty of the ablest ministers in the thos
adopted Ly a meeting of ministers and mem per consequence, not entitled to an existence men suggested and urged, what they deemed denomination to go South and spend a few sym
bers of the Methodist E. C., South, in the M;s at all : then invade us, and by misrepresent> wisest and best for the denomination and'the mosiths in thisseedful work of organization-to our
f
souri AnDDRI COOferepce, hel af falmyra, corn (ions wek in dissileOL Our people, disintegrate cause of Christ. After a careful consideration lay broad and sure the foundations of an em- to c
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menoing June 22, 1865, and ordered by t he ou< Church and inaugurate an ecclesiastical of the proceedings, we propose to state to our pire for Jesus. There is no State," said Dr. ures
meeting to be published: trife that will involve the third and fourth readers, and, especially, to the members and Backus, in which we must put so many men usag
REPORT OF COMMITTEEON THE STATE OF THE CHUNCIT 2 Larations. ministers of the Methodist Ep scopal Church, in the next year as Missouri." Do not the port
In surveying the work within **ur bound !he aniy consolidation or reconstruction some of the salient points, which we think Bishops and Missionary Secretaries of the will
your committee find, that ami i the devehain the would accept w s
of war, our people, with but few e xce ption to them our Church property, and interests, and heeded. truth ? This State was hailed by Dr. Anderson, field
have every where stood firm in their attach iniluence, yield the whole field; confess that I. President Anderson and the Society seem- in his opening address as free, loyal, mag, our t
ment to our Church. About two thirds of the we have been in the wrong; indorse the poli- ed to be deeply impressed with the importance nificent Missouri!" The next year or two will "
work in the Conference has been, and is, regu tics of their Church as a condition of member- of the work in which they were engaged. They determine the question, whether Methodism is insi
larly supplied with the Ministry of the Word ship; And become- political hucksters instead discerned a great moral crisis in our National to have her legitimate position in this great thro
of Life and the Ordinances of the Church. In of true Gospel ministers, then, even, our life. They saw the elements of society fused, central State. Yest is the responsibility of ena
n
r
those portions of the work, that are not at pre- motives would be suspected: and we be looked and ready to be modeled into any given shape, those who have this question to decide. us f
sent supplied with our ministry, the member upon with contempt for our cowardly truck- 'Fheyappeared tobeconscientiously determined One of the resolutions passed by the Home seal
ship are waiting most anxiously to be supplied. ling to party and power. to do their 11111 part in the evangelization of Mission Society urged emigration, by colonies, hith
The reports that come to us from evefy por Again: we afRem that our itinerant system the neglected and needy millions of Ameriosn of Christian men and women, into new and mt
tion of the Conference give most encouraging has become a great moral agency in elevating eitions, now crying for the bread 6f life. They destitute portions of the work. This initiates
assurance of the undiminished love of our the masses of the people: preaching the Gos- talked of the duty of the Baptist Churelrto an important movement. Let us take the 01
membership for the Church andof th h
ken purpose to remain true to their.Church re- lines ov$1these lands. Under itswide-spread Protestant Obarebes in the country, asmming the North and East there should colonies of wit
nations. operations, we have gathered the people to- that the work would be left undone, except 3fethodasts be organized, the present season, Ing
Your committee recommend that thePresid. gether; planted oburches; organized Sabbath' they did it. We do not complain of this. It for emigratiOD, With ChHich and Hinisters, to plea
ing Elders he, and they are hereby, requested schools; acquired Church property; built up ives not a prOEOriptive or eigoted feeling, but 30ssouri, Tennessee, or other open and invit- ass
to give diligence to supply, as far as practica- and endolved institutions of learning; and be- one born of a deep conviction of denomina- ing fields. Scart it in the district meetings, lai y
ble, until the next session of our Conference, come a moral ana religious element of the tonal responsibility. Ana we think there can pray over i at the camp meetings, join hand inte
all the destitute portions of the work in their country, at least equal to any other Protestant be no question that the Baptists, in the coming in hand and heart to heart, for the holy work "
respective districts. The people have learned to look to our min- years, will operate much more extensively in of missions, and cover these growing and pro" to b

PR LE :::::""t:6,t':.:"I'"""".t"ith Di t"=h nGno n bran lyof A 8 w dMue t is .at sVh b nt p n ,cl ku a th
our influence in restraining vice, encouraging sinners to Christ. ginning of the movement. for t
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE IMPORTANCE or virtue, maintaining law and order, and promo- 2. They claim the colored people as their 6 Our BaptisA.brethren have zeal, and intel love
marrrAINzwo own DisTINcT onomizarrox. ting the well-being of society. We cannot, peculiar property. It was admitted in te ligence, and liberality, and wise, Christian for to k
Your committee, in considering the im therefore, abandon our churches and people, Convea ion thatthe iotdwamsof en sts dvrh" cast; but they have not the admirable.ma- and
portaDce of maintaining our separate and dis- or betray the interests and trusts committed the I 0 looked to the Ba tist de chmery of Methodism for accomplishing the "
tinct ecclesiastical orgatisation," beg leave to to us as a Church, without a plain and cul- arger por ion p work of home missions. One of the orators of may
present the following resolution and accompa- puble disregard of duty that would Eubject us nomination for the Word of life. The import" this anniversary, pleading for missions, said: ed-
nying paper: to the contempt and derision of the Christian ance of this element, as composing the greater We have no organized society which includes goo
1esolved, That we consider the maintainance public. We are notat liberty to dissolve our number of the loyal people of the South, was the State of Missouri, at the present time, or cord
of our separate and distinct ecclesiastical or-, ecclesiasticalorganizationorpermitourchurch by no means ignored or disregarded by the any part of it." And he asked, somewhat cou
genization as a paramount importance and our to be absorbed by any other, even should we keenB observe indsS maiaginTghthe Admeti- puzzled, How shall we get holdof the State?" wor
imperative auty. desire so to do; for our people have been con- ap ey And then answered his own question, by say- "
The reasons are many and obvious. While suited as far as practicable, and they are un- seem to have the remotest idea of gathering, ing. We must put men into this State who sent
we have maintained a separate and distinct ec- willing to seek any other churcheconnection them into an African Baptist Church, or to do are willing to suffer for Christ's sake, and who ing
elesiastical organisation for twenty years, yet but, with a great unanimity, demand at our other tham keep them under their own imme- willgo from point t> point, preaching the Gospel." mai
we claim original paternity and co-existence::s distepastoral supervision and authority. Col- In other words, they need circuits, and Annual gam
a Methodist Church with the other branches of hands the maintainance of our Church organi- ored ministers for colored Churches, was doubt Conferences,.constant Episcopal supervisions; "
the great Methodist family in the country. station intact. less, the sentiment of the Society, liut colored and the other revivaL Church-extending agen- men
Facts will not permit us to yield to any other It is therefore, due the great mass of the ministers and Churches with all the rights and cies of Methodism. We have, a: a denomina- any
church of that name priority of age; nor in peotylep o pose the pro itutiontofothe pule privileges of other Baptiatministers and mem- tion, all the means and appliances for obe suc- of a
any other light than as an attempt to deceive membership, who have been converted and The counset from All those employed in cessful accomplishment of this great work. Do we
the unsuspectmg among our people can we re- gathered into thfold of Christ under dtirmin- States recently rebellious, was, uniformly, to we lack the seal, the enlightened forecast, the tific
gard the specious claims urSAd to the confi- intry, and wholllFre our Church doctrines and employ those as laborers who are on the evangelic purpose, the princely liberality, the feel
dence and patronage of the liethodist public discipline too fondly to seek any other fold now; ground, if they are loyal and accept emanci-- statesmanly wisdom which the occasion de" all s
under the name of "Old Church." it is due to every principle of self-respect, and pation, but to send no disloyalist into the field mands? An can we arouse an act promptly, plat
In observation of the plan of separation ecclesiastical propriety, that we maintain, with and no partisan of slavery, on any account nergetically, and wi the strangt hasnd ma- Mar
agreed upon by the General Conference of firm reliance upon the help of the Great Head whatever. The advantageof a clean record as Church to consider this important question, in
1841-thelegitimacy and binding foresof which of the Church, our organization without em- a Unionist, was represented as not only im- all its length and breadth, and to consecrate B
were recognized by the Supreme Court of the barrassment or compromise. portent, but indispensable. These statements her resources to the noble and imperishable Chu
United States-the Northern wing of the While these are some of the many reasons show that our own Church is in amanitin be :work or eSilitiabig file eizijiTre of a loyal, Ath
Church has acted inbad faith toward usin whyweshouldadopttheabove I go .. t ...,__ ,,ma, onewiliargentStates. freedomloving, and Godfearing Methodism fere
.. so thZChureb was folf2 Ty ons with all other Evangelical Churches and the Met oid at isto IM urnd li rh'' over all the lu*oad domain of the republic. clud
give to our church her pa orata division of prop Im "much as hes in us live peaceably with Discipline requiring both, can fully meet the THE BALTIMORE CONFERENCE IN VIR- Au
erty-which she was too mercenary to do with- Wa. Mr LEFTWICIf demands of the situation. Even rebels and GINIA. tha
n
out an appeal to the highest judicial tribunal Jons D VIEIL, traitors will soon refuse to rece ve the Gospel, The preachers of the seceded Virginia por- Ge
of the country-she has persisted in an unpro- Wt.. M. Nzwrawn, except from those who have shown their fear tion of the Baltimore Conference heldon June the
voked andundeservedwarupon us; a war which Committee- of God by loyalty to the nation. The mad. 29th and 30sh, a meetingat Staunton, Virgims, wh
has aggravated the questions of difference, wi~ Resolved,, That we hail with profound grati- dog cry of abolitionist," becomes effete and which was also attended by delegates from the she
a
dened the breach, ..nd produced an estronge- tude to Almighty God, the return of peace to ridiculous, now that the doctrines of liberty Independent Methodideburches in Baltimore, Th
ment of feeling anda destruction of fellowshiP our once distracted country and the prospects bless in splendor from all the starry folds of The meeting claimed still to be the Bslti- the
for which she alone is responsible, and which of a speedy re-establishment of law and order the Flag of the Republics more Conference." and unanimously adopted T
we cannot even seek to remedy without com- and we urge upon our people as Christian citil 4. One suggestion of President Anderson a paper, con.taining the substance of the two pre
a
promising principle and yielding all self ree- zens-upon the authority of God's Word and struck us as especially important. We must days' proceedings, and exhibiting the position flol
d
pect* the Discipline of our Church-loyalty to the not only, he said, gather the colored.popula. and prospects of the body represented in this in
Those who publish to the world that all dit- Civil Government under which we live and tion into Chufkes, direct their religious fervor, meeting. The meeting was presided over by plyi
forences between us are swept away with the hearty co-operation with the lawful authority a show them the sanctity of the marriage rela- the Rev. Normal Wilson, and accepted an invi. guid
institution of slavery are either ignorant of the in maintaining the peace and promoting the tion, and teach them to labor, but we must also station to meet in March next in the city of Con
facts, or are trying to mislead the public. The well-being of society. Wx. H. LEFTWICH ediablisk 840018 in whiCA 10 frain IAget painidlerB Of BaltilBOre. DO
question upon which the Church divided was their own race. We;lo not hesitate to say, that The members of the meeting call themselves sinc
not whether the institution of slavery was Resolved, That the attention of all our preach. the denomination which does this first, and the preachers and members of the Baltimore ist is
right or wrong, perse, but whether it was a le- ers be called to the notion of last Conference most effectizally, will secure the strongest ard Conference, adhering to*(,he platform of prin, able
gitimate subject for ecclesiastical legislation, in reference thereto, and the necessity for a most permanent hold on the colored popula- ciples adopted at a session of that body in P
The right or wrong of the institution, its exis] prompt and vigorous effort to raise money for tion of the South. What Methodist will not Stanton, Marob, 1861," and express "devout the
tence or non-existence, could not affect this the supportof our Bishops. on this hint ? Who will go to Nashville and gratitude to Almighty God that, notwithatands as h
vital question. It is now abolished by Federal BAPTIST VIEWS OF EVANGE start a Biblical Institute for such young color, ing the toils, perplexities, and affilotions with
and State Legislation, which event we accept SOUTH LIZING THE ed preachers as desire to fit themselves thor- through which the people have recently passed, The
as a political measure with which we have ( We c the foll roughly for the business of preaching the Gos- the work of God among them is in a more wer
nothing to do as a Church. And it remained from theo heater Chr siian AToto t, ng rti le pelt What. Methodist layman will lay the healthy condition than the oalamities of the they
for us to demonstrate our ability to exist with- sons-because 1sc. It gives a clearer inal he foundation of a useful enterprise, by a timely times could have given as reason to antligate-" Row
out the institution of slavery, as we have ex. than we find elsewhere of the views enterta n- and liberal donation for this purpose? It is On the history of the four last years we re- H.
isted with it, which we have already done in by leading Baptists of the North, respecting true that such a school would have to be very ceive the following in(prmation: In each of H.
Californianad other places, their future Missionary operations in th elementary in the outset; but into what might the four years past our Conference has met in G. B
Now, if we go into the Methodist Episcopal 80uth-24. It shows the animus of the North. it not grow, and how magmileent awork might annual session. Though diminished in num dre
Church, we will, by that not, yield the position ern Methodist Churches as that is represented it not accomplish! It is not too soon to fore. bers, consequent upon the diffloulty of travel T
we have so often taken, admit the charges we in one of its leading ofBe'al organs. Itishard, cast in this direction, and to provide for mani. and tral sportation, yet a sufliciently respect** been
have so often refuted, and by accepting polite ly necessary for us to say that these Iroyagans feat needs. ble number cal tests of Churchfellowlib tul d sis of posities under the guise of religion The politician's question, said Dr. Anderson, each session to attend to the minute business th
and compromise the essenti pri ti course e will wholly fail when they endeavor to impose is, What shall we do .oith the negro? But oalth Conference. 'he preachers of theseve- foe

u ur we seek anlalliance with, or permit S.em es upon Southern congregations. ED. our qu tionn, a Christians, is, What sh been e 8mirom tin thresit t ss a ble
I sti e sw owed up, by any other The American tist Home Mission Society for him, and God will decide what to do with carried forward in accordance with the pro- a w
eco esia cal body, sons to destroy our separate held recently its thirty third anniversary in the b m. And, in our judgment, one of the best visions of the D.seipline. of a
existence as a distinct organization, we admit city of St. Louis. This was the first session of th which we can do for hi to ed The preachers have been regularly appoint tog
the charge, thattrith the institution of slavery, the Society west of the Mississippi; and meet- m f his own race to preac te Go uoate ed to their several fields af labor, and, though acti
we stand or fall. ing on the free soil of a State, lately slave and b sp o an apparent, violation of the plan of itinerancy who
The subject of Chairch reconstruction or co, largely rebellious, and meeting when the most im. 3 tas been permitted, there has been no infree- Con
solidation has been widely discussed by the magnificent openings for the work of home 5. The Baptist Home ission Society did not tion of its spirit, inasmuch as difficulties insur- pro
press and the ministry of Helihodist Epiecopal assions invite to renewed evangelism, this overlook the fact, that a large emigration into mountable prevented, in many cases, the re" A
Church, North, and reasons, both political and gathering of the Societ as justly regarded as the Southern States may, with the return of moval of preachers from one field to another; ern
ecclesiastical, are urged, with an ill-disguised of more than ordinary useauence. A large peace, be Justly anticipated. whileas a body, we pledged that there should us,
pertinacity, why we should consentt b number of delegates were in attendance Many a soldier, who has marched wearily, be no departure from the great rule of the **
sorption of our enti o an a resenting nearl al e, rep' though in a path of conquest, throughh the itinerancy so soon as the state and condition that
that Church re ecclesiastical body by master minds of he loyal States, and the rebeldomain, wi.1return to live in the fertile, of thecountry would admitof its freeezercise, and
Ic t be di raced and honored to Baptist denomination sunny South. under the protection of the na* Our Sunday-schools have neen kept up wher, crim
toso nmnpoishdu8infe a, h yto ed sti3f. Anderson. L.occasborsident of the e igNa o ilslls ryd destroy t r ra I blereaPnode c ta r io o



than recognize as now as a Christian Orather great wisdom, and patriotic and Christian ar- em pa s, ing them churches thankful that gracious revivals have partion- of6
entitled to their ecclesiastical fell urch, dor. It gras, indeed, an eloquent and powerful gathering their children into Sunday schools larly distinguished a number of our societies.n ever
Christian fraternity (which owehip and uppeakin behalf of those destitute of the Gaz and teaching them the duties of citiseaship As regards the future, they announce their the
vote of their G 1 they, by formal pel, of whatever class or condition, and the claims and bleseings of Christianity, intention to re-occupy the whole territory of esti
do in 1848) genert Conference, refused to Annual sermon were preached; able com Dr. Anderson partionlarly urged apartiandon* the Baltimore Conference: sobo
tIan spiri an $hit way, and with.a Chris- mitteesconsulted, planned, and re ted ." Wherever thersare a dozen beavers, organise A portion of our territory east of the Blue W
Subjeet, t qseek offer negotiations upati the Sionaries from the wages gage, zrd T rr them into a Church, sad disolpline them for Sidge, and another lying in the State of Mary. Con
to ignore our existence, or, ries, and from the South as far Ark Christ. And the Corresponding Secretary- land, wil1hereafter demand more of our atten, to t
as ansa4 Bev. J. S. Bachus, of New York City-bald he t.ion than we have hitherto beezi able to by. with


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MACON, GA., AUGUST 31, 1865.

PASTORAL ADDRESS OF THE SOUTHER
METHODIST BISBUPS,
Ib the Prcackers and Members of the Methodist Epi
copal Chrch, South,
Barovai BRETHREN:
Through the Providence of God, we hav
been permitted to hold our annual meeting
Having reviewed the condition of the Church
in the light of the best information we hav
been able to obtain from its various fields, an
arranged the plan, herewith sent forth, o
Episcopal visitation of the Annual Conference
at their approaching sessions, we do not fee
that our responsibzlities, as your chief Pastors
would be discharged without giving you ou
views as to the bearing of passing events upo
the church, and our advice as to the dutie
growing out of the peculiar times in which ou
Ints have been cast.
The close of the war reveals much destitu
tion and material suffering within those State
where the larger portion of our membership i
situated. Let us hope that returning peac
will bring other and coveted blessings in it
train-civil and social order, quiet and remu
negative industry and plenty to our land; and
that our churches having rest may be edified
and walking in the fear of the Lord and in th
comfort of the Holy Ghost may be multiplied
To these ends you need not be reminded tha
it is not less your duty as Christians, than a
loyal citizens, to contribute by all the mean
within your power. The cultivation of. the
graces of the spirit will directly and mightily
help forward the best interests of the country
now sore and broken and prostrate in its re-
sources. Especially would we counsel mutua
forbearance and conciliation in these section
where brethren have differed on the grea
issue, and conscientiously held oppositig opin-
ions and courses, throughout the contest. Le
all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor
and evil speaking be put away from you, with
all malice. Be kind one to another; and le
pastors and people set themselves, in the ten1~
per of our Master, to healing the divisions and
heart burnings, and'alienations that may un-
happily have arisen during the calamitous
years through which we have just passed. The
endof the war ought to be the end of strife;
for it would be unreasonable and reproachful
in us as christians to perpetuate a conflict
which, in our relations as citizens of one com~

amno p ru rx hBsui a was inp
ion. And forget not to pray for all that are
in authority, that we may lead a quiet and pea-
cealile life in all goodness and honesty; for this
g od and acceptable in the sight of God our


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cipal theatre of armies and battles will render
the support of the ministry, for the present at
least difEcult. They are threatened with tha
great calamity, not a famine of bread nor
thirst for evater, but of hearing the word of the
Lord." Never were the counsels and console.
tionsof our holy religion and the ordinances
of God's house, more needed by you and your
families and your neighbors. We beaseob you,
brethren, let no labor or sacrifice hinder you
from preaching and hearing the Gospel. To
accomplish this result, your self denials mus
be mutual and cheerful.-The work of saving
the souls of dying men and of extending the
Redeemer's Kingdom must go forward. Our
youth must be instructed, our Sabbaths hal-
lowed and our sanctuaries kept open. When
and wherever necessary, we commend to the
preachers the example of the Apostle of the
Gentiles in ministering to the Corinthians,
working with his own hands." And to the
members, the example of the Churches of
Macedonia whose "deep poverty," in a great
trial of affliction, abounded unto the riches
of their liberality." Have the days of a heroic
and suffering ministry passed away ? We trust
not, but hope to see it illustrated in the oppor-
tunities the present distress affords. We can-
not draw in our lines. We cannot abandon
any field. But rather, in the spirit of our
fathers, at once conservative and aggressive,
while maintaining positions already taken, we
must extend our labors to regions beyond.
In the change from elaves to freedmen whion
has providentially befallen the negroes of the
Southern States, our obligations to promote
their spiritual welfare have not ceased. We
are still debater to them free, as before to them
bond. Under the divine blessing, our Church
has done a great work for this people. Their
moral training, and generally dilliased knowl-
edge of the cardinal truths of christianity, and
their ecolesiasticaldisciplinehavejustlywonthe
admiratiaonndof us who have lately come into

accomplished more;-it has materially contris
buted to their subordination and inoffe
behaviour through the late defenseless
excited times, when prophecies were confident
and opportunities frequent for domestic insur-
rections. And their safe though sudden as.
eage froma state of bondage to liberty, a trapnai.
tion accompanied by no violence or tumult on
their part, is largely due to the same cause.
Though often reviled while prosecuting the
,evangelization of the colored people by those
who claim to be the better friends, Southern
Methodists have persevered in it,-not without
blessed results. We might have done more,
but we should be thankful to the grace of God,
that we have not done less. Our labor has not
been in vain ip the Lord.-Multitudes have
been saved, who will be ouf crown of glory in
"that day." Andsthat the good effects of our
religious teaching bestowed upon them in
bondage will follow the race into their new
condition and help to prepare them for it, is
matter.of pleasing reflection to qs. Our numer.
cus membership among them of over two hun.
dred and forty thousand, exclusive of the con-
gregations and catechumers who receive in-
struction from our pastors and missionaries, has
been much reduced by recent changes and
casualties. If it should be still further reduced,
we need not be surprised. Defections, doubt,
less, will tshd place from their ranks to chur-
obes offering greater accial indusaments for


" LEAVING COUNTRY FOR COUNTRY's
GOOD."
From a letter which we find in the Christian
Advocate and Journal, we take the following-the
closing sentences:
I look upon the institution of slavery as be-
ing stamped by the results of war with the sig-
netdof God's disapprobation; it is effectually
seachelern@e leseetro 5 offerhin c would
been guildess in the part she has taken in up-
holding the syalem, and that she can no longer
sustain hyself on the obsoletep o-elavery idea.
already FL r arbd el v n ofo ph esi
as well as their Union ten noies, as lost to the
Southern organization. To attempt to keep up
a separate organization with the remaining
ha e ienhmeaf a fi use
ston armies to ersist in the rebellion. We are
therefore reduPed to the necessity of return-
ing to the bosom of the church. A division of
opi8niondh en on b embmre illhe I is
other denominations. It is feared that someof
the preachers ofa certain class are already work.
1 Entobeell us out to the Protestant Eplecopal
siderable um of tCr n she T.
and when all the disappointed leave for di er-
ent churches, we shall see ecelesiastically an it-
lustration of the principle "leaving country for
0 Yftery g d.eryT i s %eu6n js,
rating upon the masses of a renovated nation,
will exhibit a vitality and power of expansion
breb a f ed t y fnMeSCham ea at
christianity-in America. For the aske of a
result so glorious, I foronesm prepared, I trust
in the spirit of christian humility, to concede
e ionh as a awidlingt to etu todhd
weave been conquered, and must return to the
Union as it is, and not as it was in 1860, then,
by practically acknowledging that we were
wrong in seceding from it, so I am willing to
no e hat, as slavery caused atheleo es n 1--
church of our fathers. J. H. CALDawsu..
Newnan, Ga., July 14.
The writer is in haste. Our churdi has not
been asked to return to the Northern church;
but it is casting its net, as the resolutions of
its bishops show, to catch repentant sinners,
Such a one, Bro. Caldwell seems to be, and he
is ready to be caught. Doribtless he will be
gladly received, as these dignitaries will want a
commissioner in Georgia to pioneer that polit-
iod creed indicated in their late)Erie resolo-
tions, and here is one prepared for their use.-
Of course he has a right to hisopinions, though
he stands almost alone in his church-so near-
ly alone, thathe will doubtless fall away to the
kindred spirits of the North. Well, his old as-
sociates will not revile or persecute him; they

Ite f hisd pThp r 1 861 amua r d
amiable John, He went out from us, bathe
was not of us."
Farewell, brother. We grieve that e cannot
all walk together in harmony.

We e 8 OMo ,

e t / istiano itness, timlo an of an re cle-
Union." It seems that during the war, there
were ministers and churches who were weary
of the everlasting clamor thepulpitrespect-
Ing po ques tons, an many in epen--
dent congregations were organized upon the
basis of opposition to the prevailing tone d the
war pulpits. These churches have lately form-
Od a HRIOD, and put forth a "Declaration of
Principles," which, in short, is to preach the
gospel without admixture of politics. "There
were present,'? says the Witness, "about forty
ministers and delegates, being about one-fifth
of those who should have been in attendance,
gations in Ohio.
We believe this organization ine
preachers and members, who belonged to the
Northern M, E. Church. The Editor of the
Witness, Rev. J. F. Given, was one of these.-
He gets up an ezoallent paper, that we com-
mend to those of our readers who want to learn
more respecting the principles and progress of
the Christian Union. See prospectus elsewhere,
THE METHODISTCHUROK IN THE SOUTH.

S. h A driFren owriteadfr ufort,
"Dr. Myers has me to Macon to revive the
Southern Christian Advocate. In conversation
with severely of these brethren, Ibecame con-
blaced the bthek ethotddst Church, authactan
forerth heparation. I sa tmehrem:1 We
longer have any abolitionists. and you have no
slaveholders. You have purgedGyour discipline
of aller n3a hI ds a bla6Ypa d
now it only remains for us to purge our disols
pline of all allusion to the dead carcaea of ala-
very, and we can unite and have one bench of
bishto aonrdt ee n edLet the bish
brought the North, and send as many of ours
South, and then Ephraim will cease to envy
Juds, and Juda will have no more occasion to
ver Ephraim,

ch nge Theom ieo o am teh co
nezion of certain "oonversations,"hasledsome
to suppose that we are responsible for the opin-
ions imputed to "severalof these brethren.**-
In this they are mistaken. Dr. French sought
us, and we held a brief conversation. But the
subjelit of the re-union of the churches was not
mentioned. We heard of his conversingon the

object with.two ministers, who rejected his
Tax Ray. A. M. Wrw.-We have a letter
from this brother. The members of the Geor-
gia Conferenoe know that when Gen. Sherman
entered Savannah he was there. There he re-
mained ministering to his congregationat Trian
ity, for several months, without seeing or hear-
ing directly from any one of hiabrethren Re
continued his work without restrictions, oaths
orstests, and has had larger congregations than
ever before. His labors have been heavy, and
ne has been feeble this summer. He has had a
visit from several Northern Methodish preach
era, among others, Dr. Curry. Bishop Janes
sent a Rev. Mr. Lewis with a military order
from Secretary Staunton, to take possession of
his church, buthe held on hils way, and Mr. L
soon went to charleston an occuple Bethel
church and parsonage. From whatBro. Wynn
has seen of the preachere, and read in.the pW
pers of the M. E. Church, he judges that its
spirit and temper mnes wholly change, before
therecanbefraterhintion with it. Astonion,
that is plearly impossible.


their adheolon. If they elect to leave us, let parsonages which we have builder, but have
them go, with the assurance that as heretofore proceeded to set up a claim to them, as their
we have been, so will we continue to be, their property, by what shadow of right, legal or
friends, and in every suitableway aid their moral, we are at a loss to conceive. We advise
moral development and.religious welfare. We our brethren who suffer these e9ils, to bear
N must still keep up a place and a service for them patiently, to leave closely together, and
those who remain with us and for others, who >ot indulge in any vindlotivemeasuresor tem-
a- after a brief experiment elsewhere, may wish. pers. A plain statement of the case and an
to return. While no factious opposition, on appeal to the justice of those in authority,
the one hand, shoulder offered to the exercise cannot fail to defeat anch scandalous designs
e of their fullest liberty in choosing their eccles, and secure to us the full restoration of all our
. ainstical association; on the other, no desire rights.
, of being rid of a responsibility should incline While some talk of re-union of the two
e you to treat their nation, in so grave a matter, Churches, we forewarn you of a systematic at-
d with indifference or to let them take their way tempt, already inaugurated, and of which the
f in ignorance of all the issues involved. Give foregoing is only an instance, to disturb and if
s them exact information and patient explain. possible disintegrate and then absorb our mem.
l tion. Act faithfully and kindly in all things bership individually. In the meeting of their
, towards them, andas become those who truly Bishops and Missionary Secretaries, alluded to,
r care for their souls. it was resolved to send preachers and planteoci.
n Reconstruction or re-unies with the Metho_ eties in our midst wherever there is an opening.
s dlat Episcopal Church, North, has within the Their policy is evidently our division, and co-
r last few months been brought before the public elesiastical devastation. Against all this, be on
by the denominational papers, preachers and your guard. Internal dissensions will do us
- membersof that church, in published addresses much more harm than such outward antago-
s and resolutions. Their Bishops and Missionas nism. Be true to your principles and under
s ry Seoretaries held a meeting in June, the the divine favor they will triumph. In this
e proceedings of which, embracing this subject connection you willbe pleased to hear that our
s have been published by order. Under these people are steadfast. The border Conferences,
- circumstances some allusion toit may be proper under special trials, present a noble example
for us. of steadfastness.
, You are aware that at our first General Con- Not less as loyal oitizens than as Christian
e forence a delegate was appointed to visit the men do we deplore the friction, the irritation
- General Conference of the Northern Methodists and the waste of power that must mark such
t and present to that body our Christian saluta- unprovoked conflict-the passions that will be
s tions, with the offer to establish fraternal rela- aroused and the influencesithat will be genera'
s tions and a closer intercourse between us as ted, more or less, not only the membership
members of the same s, iritualfamily. He was of both communions, but in those who sympa-
in all respects a most prope and unexceptional; thise with them. Reaching and affecting as it
= ble minister, and performed th part assi ed will, directly or indirectly, so large a popula-
him in a most proper and unixceptionanble tion, and stirring the popular feelings so deep-
l" manner. He presented his credentials to that ly as religious feuds ever do, the effect must be
s body and asked and awaited their decision. seriously to retard that settlement and agree-
t They granted him no hearing in their presence. mentof an estranged and heated public temper,
They declined to receive him in his official char- already begun, and the consummation of which
t noter. They rejected his offer. He closed his is devoutly to be desired by every patriotto
ineffectual mission by informing them, in a mind. For any such outward results we shall
communication which he assured them was not be responsible.
t End, that as they had rejected our offer we Your General Conference, Providence per-
could no more renew it. We held ourselves misting, will convene in New Orleans, on
acquitted of any breachof Christian unity that Wednesday after the first Sunday in April
might appear. Butif at any time, they should next. To it will belong all such disciplinary
formally and officially make the same oKer to ebanges and legislation as a wise regard to the
us, the door would be open for its considera- wants of the church and the times demand.
tion. This wasin 1848. They havesincemade We cannot close our address without an ur_
no ouch offer. There the matter rests, and we gent and explicit recommendation to you, to
might well be excused from any further refe adjust yourselves as citizens of the United
ence to it. States promptly, obeerfully and in good faith

sin ee t eu s io ft t elu>w v ourb beeand ree es.d
as toward us has been somewhat ch d of any of you concerning the political changes
H d wish la ange that have occurred in the Government, we deem
aving agr de 11. on a n of separation this course to be called for on your part, both
uita e iv s of the nr ons a o{h by a sound judgment and an enlightened non-

n I e r e e
to h ehn aw sep n, up yotir family altars. Foranke not the assemb

ling of yourselvesstogether for the regular and
t majority, and subsequently confirmed by the public worship of God. And may He give you
Supreme Court of the United States as the basis the spirit of love and a sound mind, and guide

of enr legal and onstiitutio 1 ght he been, you in all things to his glory-
J. O. ANDREW,
Theyhaveendeavoredbymisrepresentations, R. Pass,
to lix on us the mvidious character of inecession- G. F. PIERCE.
ists and schismatica without authority or cause, Counstra, GA., August 17th, 1865. ,
from the parent body; whereas we are, in all ---- --***--------
respects, co-equal and co-eval with themselves. AFLOAT.
The abolition, for military and political com Amid discouragements not a few, and such
siderations, of the institution of domestioslava- amb smeBts as these -h hardl b
ry in the United States does not most the know i ciftneyrrr=.,w.--- e y
moral question that was prominent in our sepa- we dece more weigh anchor. If there is money
ration in 1844. Noris this the only difference there are no mails, And if mails, no money.
or the principal one between us and thbm. Such at least is the general condition. On the
While testifying with p1essure to the nobler rail-roads there is some mail transportation-
conduct and sentiments of many brethren none through the country except as citizens of
among them, we musterpress, with regret, our a neighborhood may make private arrange.,
apprehension that a large proportion, if not a ments for the transportation of mail matter.
majority of Northern Methodists have become Southern newspapers, are indebted to the
mourably radical. They teach for doctrine the Express company mostly for whatever oircula.
commandments of men. They preach another tion they now have; and where the Expfess
gospel. They have incorporated social dogmas has no agency at hand, the probability of a
and political tests into their church creeds. regular circulation is exceedingly slender. And
They have gone on to impose conditions upon when there may be such facilities offered for
discipleship that Christ did not impose. Their the .transmission of paperswe fear that the
pulpits are perverted to agitations and ques- purses of our friends are quYte as slender. In
tions not healthful to personal piety; but pro- deed, the fact that so very few have responded
motive of political and ecclesiastical discord, to the call made in our former issue, leaves us
rather than-of those ends for which the church with little doubt on this subject. Nor can we
of the Lord Jesus Christ was institute. With- prognosticate the period of a change for the
out such a change as we see no immediate pros better. Who knows when the "crisis will pass?
pect of, in their*tone and temper and prac -whether, indeed, it has yet been reached?
tice, we can anticipate no good result from We candidly confess we cannot answer the
even entertaining the subject of re-union with questions. Nevertheless, the church must have
them. Fedelity to what seems our providen- its paper. Every interest requires it. Its har-
tial mission requires that we preserve our mony, its integrity, its highest interests, edu.
cliurch in all its vigor and integrity, free front national and religious, demand it. The preach-
entangling alliances with those whose notions ers need it, the members can illy do without
of philanthropy and politics and social ecoho- it. So we are told on every hand; and with
are liable to give an ever varying complex- very little money and about one hundred sub. I

n eo HiL inn t ch e 1, a p andb e
to spread scriptural holiness through these us. We send greeting to our friends with
lands and to oppose the tide of fanaticism whom now, for eleven years, we have held
which threatens their overflow. weekly communication; and we bid them re-
We. therefore, most earnestly would exhort joice with us, that we were not dead, but sleep.
you, brethren, to stand firmly on our platform ing-not the sluggard's sleep, but taking rest,
of doctrine and discipline. Know your high and now rouseup refreshed, ready fora tougher
calling. Preach Christ and him cruciAed. Do fight with sin and a higher career of usefulness
not preach politics. You have no commission than the past has witnessed. First, to progy
to preach politics. The divinity of the church secondly, to please our patrons is the height
is never more strikingly displayed than when of our ambition -the object for which we con,
it holds on its even, straightforward way in the stantly toil. We shall spare no pains to at,
midst of worldly commations. Be not turned tain to these good ends; but we cannot do this
aside from your path by local, speolous, tempo- without the generous forbearance of our pat-
rary influences. And in all your teaching, and rone. Indeedweneedmore than bareapprecia.
administration of discipline, keep in view that tion of services-such appreciation as exhibits
rule of our faith which declares that-" The itself In an open purse, as well as in a warm
Holy Scriptures contain all things necessary to welcome.
salvation; so that whatever is not read therein, One other thought. This may reach many
nor may be proved thereby, is not to be requir- able, though reluctant to subscribe, because of
ed of any man." the absence of mail facilities. They can get but
The conduct of certain Northern Methodist an oconsional paper. Granted: but would it
blahops and preachers, in thing advantage of not be inSnitely better, that you should pay
the confusion incident to a state of war to in- your money and yet not get a half dozen pas
trude themselves into several of our houses of pers a year, than that, by withholding a few
worship, and their continuing to hold these dollars because you cannot obtain all the
places against the winbes and protests of the numbers rightly due up, you should impern
congregations and rightful owners, onuses us the existence of your Church paper? It must
sorrow and pain, not only as working an injury live. Give us your aid, dear friends, and
to us, but as presenting to the world a specta- though you may receiveno equivalentatraight-
cle ill ealculated to make an impression favora- way, yet your good work will have its reward,
ble to Christianity. They are not only using, and your Church and its members will reap
to our deprivation and exclusion, churches and the beneSt of your solidental,


THE BISHOP'S MEETING.
Elshop Andrew called his colleagues together
atColumbusonWednesday;thel8thAugust, for
the purpose of advising respecting the general
interests of the church, and of appointing the
times for holding the Annual Conferences.-
Besides himself, Bishops Paine and Pierce were
present. Bishop Soule is too aged and feeble
to travel. Bishop JCavanaugh is holding Cou-
ferences m Missourt, and Bishop Early was ab-
sent-why, was not known-though it, is tea.
sonable to suppose that his advanced years and
frequent attacks of sickness of late years, and
the diflieulties of travel, rendered it impossible
for him to be present. We fgund at the meet-
ing, when wearrivedon the second day, besides
the Bishops, the P. E. of the ColumbuaDistriot,
several of the ministerial brethren ofoolumbus,
and some laymen, with Drs. Lipscomb and Mc-
Tyeire, and Rev, R. J. Harp, of La. Conference.
There was a full and free conversation on
many topics of interest to the church, but there
was no authority in this meeting to do any-
thing beyond what called the Bishops together.
They distributed their work, and prepared a
pastoral address to the church.
There was a general expression of opinion
respecting the Advocate, and when the Editor

estate ,u r white 1 1 borin hem e
issuing it again directly, and depend upon the
zeal of the preachers and the interest of the
members to provide the funds for its continue'
ance, the following resolutions were passed:
Resolved, That we advise and encourage Dr.
Myers to go forward with the work, in view of
the pressing wants of the church.
Resolved, That our people and preachers be
urged to make special efforts for the support of
the paper, and todoso at once.
We trust thattheseweighty words will Drompy
to a mighty and successful effort to bring our
subscription list back to its former large pro-
portions, .
The Bishops selected New Orleans as the
place for holding the General Confbrence on let
Wednesday in April, 1866. It will be remem-
bered that this place was selected by the Gen-
eral Conference in 1858, but that for certain
military reasons, the Delegates did not assem-
ble there. It is hoped that the Delegates elec,
. ted for next year maybe more fortunate; foran
early and full General Conference is greatly
needed by the church. -
The Address of the Bishops to the church*
and the plan of episcopal vbitations, may be
found in these columns.
PLAN OF EPISCOPAL VISITATIONs
First Disnzer-Branor KAvaiwan.
asourli8Con rest e tHamilt Mo 81 dA

Kentuchy ** at Covington, Ky., 6th Sept.
Loulaville at Russellville, Ky., 20th Sept.
Tennessee at Edgefield, Tenn., 4th Oct
Holeton Marion, Ya, 18th Oct.



Arkansas Conference at Jonesboro', Ark. 4th Oct.
Wachita at El Dorado, 18th Oct
Virginia at Danville, Va., 14th Nov
North Carolina at Rockingham, 29th Nov.
Taint. DwratcT-Bzsnor Pass.
Memphis Conference, at 0 ton, Tenn., 18 Oct.
Mississippi atGreenvilleMiss,1stNov.
Montgomery at Lowndesboro' Ala., 15th Nov
Mobile st Mobile, Ala., 29th Nov.
Fours Distmar-Blanor PIEECE,
8. Carolina conference, at Marion, B. C.*1st Nov.
Georgia at Macon, 15th Nov:
Florlds at Madison G. H., 29Nov.
Firm Disrazct-Blanor ANDREW.
Rio Grande TTurum-
Texas 1st Nov.
East Texas 15th IRov.
Louisiana at Mansfield, La 29 Nov.
California 11th Oct-
The next Generst Conference wilt meet in New
Orleans on let Wednesday in April, 1866
.*It is not certain that this is the place selected.
If not will the Secretary correct us.

TO OUR MACON FELLOW CITIZENS.
We present the Advocate this week, as a can-
didate far your special favor, as a religious, fami-
ly paper, Methodist, it is true, still catholic-
fraternal, seeking unity in every good purpose,
fellowabip in every holy sentiment, and co-ope
ration in every christian work. We are not
sectarian enough to be a bigot, or so much of a
Methodist as to be an exclusionist. If there-
fore, the Macon public have that general sym-
pathy with a struggling christian enterprise,
just emerging into life in their midstwhichthe
acquaintance of former years warrants us in ez*
pecting, we shall look to them for a vary large
addition to our subscription list. The Revs.
Burch, Jewett and Sweet will take subscrip-
tions for us; or they may be left at J. W*
Burke's Book Store, or at the printing house of
J. W. Burke & Co.

HOW ARE THEY TO TRAVEL ?
Our bishops have divided their work. They
have sent out appointments for themselves,
North, South, East and West-hundreds of
miles away from their homes. How are they to
get there ? o Of course some one will say, "Why,
there are stages and railroads and steamboats,
they can travel as others do." Very true, if
the bishops were "dead heads;" but steamers
and railroads and at are costly means of
conveyance They car passenger for money,
and we doubt if one of our bishops (at least in
this Southern section) has money enough to
carry him a hundred miles from home, and
leave money.for his family to subsist on while
he held one Conference. How is he to get
there? and how is his family to live whilehe is
doing the work of the church?" are practical
questions of no shall moment. ,Who will an-
swer it? Let every preacher, every member,
contribute somewhat to the answer-and do "it
imrilediately. Thereis no time to lose. We give
the Post Offices of the bishops elsewhere, and
we insist that duty requires that this matter be
not neglected,
Tas Nolan CAxonus Canzaraw Anvocazz.-
Two numbers of this Metho4st weekly have
reached us. These were published some time
since. We do not know that it is continued. If
this notice reaches the editor, we beg that he
will send as all the numbers he has issued, by
express. 518 second number has disappeared
from our table,





RI ER E.$OLU rioNHEE *
The hishope of the M,- E Church (Nort
metat Sch in duce, agreed upon the policy
be adopted towards Southern Methodiam, and
set it forth inecertaba solu onatwhi d

our bishops, and perhaps in other articles in
this pape*, They Are part of the history of the
times. We feel it a duty to give our readers a
complete view of the state of public opinion
on the subject otchttroh recon struction. Much
in this paper-is old to some of them; but the
majority of Methodist preachers and people, in
'this more southern section, have as yet seen

n tae e on t
solprges space to subject, which seems to turn
deatchristian er into a very war bulletin.
Wm becoMe disgust dreading and writing about
thesecoolesiastical crusaders and their purpose;
erbut we modern "infidels" against whom they
come, must know of their advance, to be iendy
to meet them. Herice we give so muely that to
many is old and out of date; arisong other
things, the address following, which has been
before the p ablio for many weeks. .
Ag a meeting of the Bishops, held in con-
nection with Drs. Durbin and Harris, Mission
ary Beoretaries, at Erie, Penn., the following
resolutions were paeaed, and ordered to be
published, namely :
1. Resolved, That as Bishopa of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, we rejoice at the overthrow
at al i to b W n, y g
to Ahnighty God for his signal merates to our
country.
2. Renalved, That while we reverently bow
noder thy anistening band of God, we deeply
lament a..o dear h of President Lincoln, by the
hand of an assassinand we tender to President

ahgTtor towho ence tooth e e 4
hearty support in such measures as shall restore
harlmbonny to ur Uenionegivedqualhr 18at(o '
3. Resolved, hat we reo be the govermng
hand of God in so controlli g the National con.
Rict as to ca se the destruction of slavery
4 la hThebylhous States. I of th
evil from among us, we ceo xenhat th
a theMWheall a ch t f h emnu r
and of the Methodist Episcopal Church Bouth,
has .passed away, and we trust the day is not
far distant when there shall be but one organic.
action which shall embrace the TVhole blethod*
6 1 endA iitseldy ud we rejoice if
there could be a general union of all Methodists
who agree in doctrine, and who are loyal to the
General Government, and who are opposed to
the evil of darery, in the approaching Cente-
no asd But errhichFoocurs jble urch,
have no authority to onginate any plans of
union, and are bound to adhere strictly to the
othsxo a ofdh i ine and the directions
7. Resolved, We hereby extend a cordial wel-
some to all ministers and members of whatever
branch of Methodism, who will unite with us
on the basis of our loyal and antislavery Disci-
pline; and we declare our desire to labor in
wMtever way are able mo remote the umty
8.P 80 e5PThat we will occupy, so far 88
practicable, those fields in the Southern States
which may be opened to us, and which give
romlEGOf81100055, and that our mission shall
e 1 eco a el'h o onud looo be liatito
South who look to a union with us, we declare
tGhe I r htables ci i io
Christian charity, to send such ministers from
time to time as shall be necessary to care fo
the people, irrespective of color, who shall plac
themselves under our charge, shd to provide
for anch ministers as shall be received by ou
Annual Conferences, D. W. Gran
secretaryof theard
Erie, June 15, 1865.
THE EPISCOP. METHQDIST.
The Richmond Ukrietian Advocate ofRee-book
and all-was destroyed by fire when Richmon
was evacuated. The Editor went to 8. C., an
the brethren in that section, feeling the nee
of finding at once some means of interchang
of opinion in the church, established the pape
above named. We have received several num
bers, and hail it as a most valuable ally in th
wofk of maintaining the integrity of our churc
Drs, Doggett and Edwards are its able editor
It stronitously resists the aggressions of all wh
w would disturb the harmony of the Souther
churches. The following are extracts from i
first editorial:
The Episeopal Kethodiat, as in duty boun
will be loyal to the Government. Its massio
is see. It will no nuestion its authority, no
1 itto at ebfla eo a nt

ously free to pledge itself to the maintenance
of 1svPand order, and to give the sanctions
ehrui i tiity tbhheeenf% ieent ofAbe saluta
r
time, it is the unalterable purpose of the Ed
tors, that its character shall not be compr
useised,8nor its pa ab rred, ydolitnaldcons
oanteolodthodeo io ess, ePundis ut
e
ourselves the calmer sphere of morar, eligio
and solentific truth, leept the mere record
List ricalue teal in these all th seehne solig
consciOS8DOES Of all whom we hope to serg
will, we are pesured, endorse our. decision
1 to e hm afee he
tants. Frightful examples admonish us
remember the words of Jesus Christ: M
kingdom is not of this world.> n
? While, howevibr, our loyalty to the Const
nation and laws of thh 1Umted States shall n
be questioned, e to thesert, with respect



a eik f.ntepfer th I ity h
paranit of our Christian vocations. This is
guaranteed right in all well regulated gover
ments, essential to their prosperity, and w
not be withnold from dutiful citizens. On t
gibra, we shal been o a 17 & so at ,
and independence of the religious institute
of the South, and especially of the Method
Epieco a11o3hin h, indhese 8 ate agai t

I usdter sq IllSa d 11o7tFi6re t
tion of the count s as resolved as we
to provoke soon int with Northern church
a no e as e do ate the dise
anti spate the cert aty with ch the imm
distre future will be a ted the violence
a
e a e tim ra socisd


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I


In Macon, Ga., on the 27.6 of June, after a br of
la si #.xBe a xx to f usDer
Co., aged about H years A bo or grest premise,
the idol of ble pharer.0, Johnnie as passed away 1..
s brighter sad happier world.

80athera ChriStiRR AtlVOC8te,
the regular re abliestion of this long and wait.
known Religious and Family Fe r-an oill'
otal paper of the Methodist Epi Church,
Bouth-has been resumed AT Macs,
Those who want thispaper from the begJule of
the re pubFestion, must t$UBSORIBE BAR 7,
so only A susu. Earro2r was, as arress. .
The Ministers of the R. E. Church throughout
n a he

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pa no ars, e DUos
of *rns Aezx a or THE 2 C TS-9408QSO
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money be in hand before the papers forwarded.-
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tions the meeting e Annual conference
they will themselves become responsible.
No other paper in the cotinary is put at so low a
price, and it will require a large subscription IIst to
keep is at this price.
Any person sending 580,00 for subtoribers, shall
reoRi ap rdo him tr for one y .
E. H. Krana Editor,
Macon, Georgia.

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To iR nobe a can t caleq vu an is of
stonesk In case theproportionah I fa elowthat
1.7 etdas, the bills or patrons will be corceapondusly
to re I won dless th s e Amo
boarder must bring her own shee pdlow cases, blankets
awares.e or m ro and a roo agkerys
neededinnhperownroom. Forfurther sormation a pdy to
. Aug81-s. J. M. BONNELL, e.
HE OHRISTIAN WITNESS.-TTI to
yeand e o ex sw e #1$2. on a oi
abdutWUS. iah tutral increa ewsbe taTme and a 4 ,
, eIream to aftq n Ithe roprieter is
r -Rae reprsecor ot wis aper had been a datator hr sm.
. e ent a try, b tad g C hea e
, is n re am n ery t ad a a at
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e qu ee a mI he ses f in -6hor hly amdta s rit an de bla
d th sonop=1 and against the wild, destructive and 1084*[
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. Simon the comm-nee en his publica low a
I t I ammoveme to able o
e "a sully n ddraeudwhi wili continue to bezepresented
L stir toit wm we I e m 12ollu a a as
f whichievolve the relation of the Church tpthobo y ht
d 0 a a Ip ye

h antelliges morali and led amedf5 a ess lot
ll e of is /and, at sp a m2atheq
f- or to readers peciauy in e country, who may nose
M. t a s it win give a weekly report
n r vt o tu at our od subscribersand also to add
d' I do eth d p
ld pr so, we are ten almost alone in the adveracy y firfid i a up* / be I st can so rpdA
ns ee, ade bu so Rtifand ubniden rs.As one sending
n ten subscribers for a years with the cash, wit ree*We one
e? espy tree of charse. o b .Ohio,
a
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ve N. Gordon & bgs hourteenth*street, betWatB MaitL 843
s- Ti Jour Do:lars a year in advagge; Two Doners for
dy a $oarious and Let.ere dn Business, should be ad*
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d* Januar ,xa so as to commence a new volume with the
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to MAco N, GA.
ere W BUR]Eli &, C RESP lULdL
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de 0 UL t fa equieNo
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his et toBOOK.BINDING and RU[aWG in aR its branches
of Will be attended to on abore nottee and 9 the Deateatstyle.
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deen a as. we are nosaure that the ma n openeathere


em nosoPag to n ar but th
e of 3 EEOPEABL 8 PoetoBoola Isynchb g, Va.
afe an a sit hbe obsli5e4
eir dence.
ope als PSOULES Postomee is NashmileTonn.

31ETRODIST BOOK DEPOSITORY.
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ople Wa have on hand a good supply of
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lish FOOL80AP AND LETTER PAPER, .
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given it any sympathy. I do not know what
will be the result. I understand that the cler.
syofthe8tateboth GasholicandProtestant,4o
not intend to regard this statute, but if prose*
outed, thro th lves a on the protection
at the altril con el no sustained, then I

These outlines will ive you some idea of the
etate of thin salon t8 is border
I must not conclude, however, without asy-
ag that our beloved Bishop Kavanagh, has
stood up in the midst of all this revolution,
firm, decided, uncoln romisi ; a truly apop
tolic Bishop, seeking tournow nothing but

Cbm bnda mau u oGfodd btsth
ample. LOUISVILLE.

L]CTTER FROM CHARLE STON.
Mr. Editor,-The question is often asked,
What has become of the.&outhern Christiast
Advocate?" Some say it is "gone up" with the
Confederacy; others say it is published in Ha-
con, Ga. Can't you make an arrangement to
deliver it by Express to your subscribers, until
Uncle Sam establishes his mail routes? -
[CertainI ED.]
We want to know what you are doing in
Georgia. The Charleston refugees, after years
of wandering and suffering, are returning to
their homes. Alas! what changes have taken
place in those homes t Loved ones who went
forth to battle at their country's call, will re-
turn no more. The house from Calhoun street
to the Battery, were terribly shattered by shot
and shell, and have been robbed from cellar to
garret. Oh, what a terrible thing is war I
Th ident of t
ere are ev eigns improvement in
business. The stores in King and Meeting

he a n Bae 8 e
are filling up. Geo. W. Williams & Co. have
resumed business again at Nos. I and 3, Kayne
street, and are ready to serve their old friends.
We have two newspapers published in Charles.
ton, the Courier and the Daily News. The latter
is issued from your old Advocate building It is
said to be a sprig of the Mercury. The Rhetts

h Inot return d to dOhar ston; I ess
don't suit the We shall m. ave no more use
for nullification or secession in this day and
generation.
The orthodox preacher all1eft when the city
was evacuated, and we were lefb like "sheep
without a shepherd." Rev. Mr. Lewis was sent
to Charleston by the Methodish Missionary So.
oiety. Although a live New England Yankee,
ad aneavowerdeab lit)op ti x credit bei

Bethel Church was assigned to the whites,

gi A orT b th nO 4 c up
by them now. Rev. Mr. Raysor, P. E. of this
District, visited Charleston recept.1y, and Mr*
Lewis turned Bethel Church over to him. Rev
F. A. Mood, who has recently returned from
Europe, occupies Bathel, Rev. Mr. Meynardie
is expected soon.
Mr. Lewis has labored with seal and energy
but has not met with much success, eithe
among the whiteror ourks. The firseran M
E. Church held< Gonference # in Charleston
and made quite a parade of their "bishops
denoons and elders." Sambo, like the whit
man, is fond of ofRee, and the temptation c
being made a live bishop, caused hundreds an
thousands to join the African Methodist Church
The whites and blacks will probably never wor
h' *
sure but Methodism will. be improved by th
separation.
The Church North has a thie opportunity o
l
n presPa e rise th others if they wou
charity; but what I saw in iny recent visit Nort
satisfied me that our bishops and preachers wi
not be recognized unless they resign their o
ilo'e, repent of their misdeeds, and join the
E. Church on probation I As the great question
e which separated the Church in 1844 is remove
e I see no good reason why the Offbrahes shou
, not reunite, but not on the terms offered b
d the Church North. President Johnson pardo
d us sinnersizand receives us back at Washingto
- as equals; why can't the church do the sam
Our old friend R. A. C. Walker made us
y visit recently. He is now a "loyal citizen
- Neitrly allof the South Carolina preachers ha
d taken the oath of allegiance, and have tran
d ferried their prayers from Jeff Davis to Ati
r Johnson. I think our new President is d
t
erd to bin a powe for themSou
. radicals want to keep us under military ru
until the contrabands are allow64 to vote. N
a gro suffrage is the question at the North, esp
e cially among the necessionists of New Englan
d The Sacretary of War has givenvrders that
-- more ratio be issued to xe whit s

d lam sure the poor whites in Charleston ne
, breadasmuch as thecoloied population. The
e is much suffering, and tide suffering extends
a class of people who, a. few years ago, w
r, surrounded by comforts and luxuries. Snob
s life,
s' Oharleston, & C.PAugust, 1865.
r
To Enws-We cannot give much anace t
n week to news items. Indeed, there are few sects
- general interest to the readers we are liketo rea
e that the secular press has not already conveyed
d
of them.



lte a oan abo t mm at us wee o
side of Bues. Should there be any appearance
of cholera amopg them, they will ba detainedat.as
ri distance from, Bues untQ the disease leaves th
e camp. The rest cholera withich devastau Eur
e in jh he pr not re of de pi
a- nhose years. The course of the disease at J
s, dah is spoken of as most heart-randing. Pe
e- geerr8 dn ias 3h3e,@
h das a ce.M By la ti oss rn
a; so alasFrom ConEt is to a w I
u* kno have fled fronts infooted sity to estab
e, h mul o either of the as horn nd
d* this made.has at ined almonsions that
ss possible to walk throargle whole streets and see
o a : sons, w


ular journals are advocating measures of peace,
a fieroe and intolerant spirit has phrended the
religious press of the North, and a grand and
graceless orneade seema abons to be preolpitated
upon us from certain artery, unless wls
in as 1 xpeoTa ly
one to take aA tand, an to plead our cause, as
ar as in us lies, with the meekness of wis
dom," apeaki forth the words of truth an
sobernees." en to the approaches of Chris-
tian brotherho and favorable to the reciproo'
ities of denominational friendebip, all the
reasons of religion and patriotism demonstrate
the policy of an undisturbed occupancy of our
respective positions, and the unimpeded em-

plb h t i Ce
of th Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It
will advocate the fundamental doctrines and
I lithy t uro h 8oe al a 0 n e
ing those kinidly relations which we so haPhily
sustain to our sister churches. We venerate
their ministers and I edtheir memboeh*ar d
"r 11. c enp and emb li e body
Christ. Our form of sound words, and the
ebaracteristic features of our government, will
be held by us intact. Of minor reforms, such
as will adjust our economy to the new phases
of history, and widen it6 Oapacity for usefhtness,
our columns will, at the proper time, present
8 opporb y f mpe 4 osi We
prison of opinion on ese points, occupied as
we must be, for the present, with the prelimi-
nary process of restoration. But as, in our
judgment, new appliances or modifloations of
tho ism,7e a rn bTo e reel ie ri
tive custom to embarrass our investigations.
As we are not novices is the polemics of the
church, and cannot be suspected of infidelity
to her interests, we Batter ourselves that we
may be trusted in the restricted liberty which we
shall exercise on incidental questions,"

nx nhtehs. a vernaiblished at $2,00 for six

To FORMER SYB8CRIBERS.-We send this copy
of the Advocate to many of our former subaori-
bers, whom we have any assurance that we can
reach by our imperfect means of newspaper
carriage. We regret that the necessity of pubt
fishing a small edition, on account of a very

odnerr b u rhene to
circulate enough copies to let the news get
abroad generally, that the Advocate again lives.
We know its friends will take pleasure in pas.
sing it around among their friends. We regre-
moreover, that for the same reason, we ownot
continue to send it, from wgek to week. It is
impossible for us to know who among its
thousands of friends and former subscribers,
feelablein present oironmebances, to continue

p naStun8es common a et
weeks or months, at our own expense-and
thus it must be-and in the end, fail to win a
subscriber, is what no poor man would ask of
another as poor as himself. The preachers are
authorized to send us the names of subscribers
with whom they make arrangements for cer-
tain payment, by the meeting of the Confer--
ences.
...._ -
TERMS-OREDITs.-Our brethren in the minis-
try will please remember, that we must rely on
them for sustaining the Advocate. That we may
secure the largest possible.patronage, we b*E
th mo note that t The m

Conferences. Subscribers may pledge the pay-
ment of one dollar, at least, by that time, and
receive the paper for threemands. When names
r are thus remitted, the agent will please state
e clearly, whether he becomes responsible for
e one, two or three dollars, that we may know
r how to charge him. -
-
. As ann Newman.---We sears if liilvifral
thousand of the Advocate issued in.June; but
we re q ite uncertah y e ur e


s South Carolina-to every corner of it-and to
d this day do not know that one has been re
d ceived there. We hops to have dome re
d sponse from the noble brethren of that Con.
e ference to the attempt we make again t
it reach them. ,,,
. ***
e ROW THE PAFER IS SENT OUT.-The Southern
h. Express takes the paper from Macon, an
s. leaves it at the several depots on the Rai
o Roads, or delivers it in packages by direction i
n the larger towns. Now we do not know a
ts what places mails are delivered, and therefore
we send the paper to some one person for dis
d trioution. He may distribute through the pos
n ofSee where thete is one. Otherwise, dre be
r that he will do what he can to get the paper t
sub i desire in all cases speciflo instru
c
e tions, as to the best methods of resening su
b
of scribers. We know how to launch the paper
y but we know not how to insure it a safe arrive
i- n por ive usa .
o-
mi tan n pc a t C. ca

d 2bTn sus m dd tC al l>nutoA 2
us gusts, where it was published with a large
of subscription list than it ever had, until the l3t
of April, 1865. Arrangements having bee
e, made some time before that date to remove i
n, to Macon, it was then anapended that the mov
might be made. Before it was completed, th
to Southern armies surrendered, the government
y changed hands, the mails ceased running, t
h
money keense worthless, and so many wer
i- the diiBoulties attending the publication of
ot weekly paper, droulating almost exclusively
to in the country and over a wide territory, an



a lobler Tegin t reg su un
a time. We have been odious, lest beginning
n- prematurely, we should be compelled to su
ill pend again. Now that we areoncemoreafloa
his we hope to keep above the waves ever herea
dts ter. We trust that our brother of the Witne
ns will prevail wish many of his readers, who wie
ist to know how their Southern fellow*citizens a
d doing, to extend to us a helpingland.
To REY. BANUEL TOWNBEND of the Sou
not Co la en as w rn n rmeN t
es died recently in P
making arrangemhilade ph esu
e. business, and was seized with an illness whi
of proved fatal. He was so buried, that his r
nd mains oan be ooppye4 to ble fatally at Colu


THE EICRHOND GERIBTRN ADVOCATa.-Our
brother Dunann, on his return to Richmond,
announced that this paper might be resumed
inatnonthortwo, or it might not he tillafterthe
session of the Virginia Conference. Meanwhile

Ms I a Me on istapaerre serY aby ob2 a
fixed institution-an a Ingependent Joanal,"
published in the interest of the M. E. Church,
South." It anys:
'(We sincerely doubt the expediency of re-
vivmg the Richmond Christian Advocate at the
present.time. But if, after due consideration,
zt should be deemed the better olicy to do so,
we will not only not oppose it, us will give it
our support.,,

THE CENTRAL PRESBTTERIAN Of E10hmond,
Va., has resumed publication, under the edito-
rial management still of Rev. Dr. Moore. The
pa no b hau irer weekdm1 g

intervals, as circumstances may justify, until
arrangements can be completed for a regular
weekly issue. It is hardly necessary to say,
that Dr. Moore stands uncompromisingly by
his Church, against allpolitioal propagandists.
The terms are $4,00 a year in advance. See
advertisement.

Waararks FaxAz.x Corraes.-We asil atten.
ti
onl that a rn letmt n.of r h g
one word in its commendation. It is too well
known. Letic beanetained through this crisis.

Blanor HAxuxx, of the M. E. Church, died at
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on 288 March, 1865, in his
68th year. He retired from the duties of the Epis,
copaey several years since on acco -st of feeble
health.

^ KENTUCKY CORRESPONDENCE
Mr.Editor: Ac t the Advoo has b*
handed me by opy excellent a & mat ef
friend, Brother Holland. You may perhaps be
surprised to know that this is the first strictly
religious family newspaper I have seen since
the suspension of the Nashville Advocate, Imean
Methodist paper. We made an unsnocessful
effort to establiph a paper in thas ozty, (Louis'
Ile) but our mail facilities wereeo much, and

p 18eodlongtimeomterm e eo a
ward with intreasing anxiety to the time when
we can h$re 6 paper on the border. We do
>ot often see the attneks that ar$ made upon
us bf the Northern church papers, butwo hear
of them very frequently, as being violent and
vindictive. This is not to be wondered at
much, for this church has become, to a great
extent, a mere political organisation, and of
course haslostsight of the holy charities of the
gospel. We do not desire a paper to engage
in a war of words with these our enemies, but
only to repel their attacks by correcting their
misrepresentations, and placing ourselves prop-
erly before the world, as a christian commune.
ty, seeking to establish Christ's kingdom in the
world, or contributing what we can to this re-
sultx
I perceive an impression has been made on
the minds of some of our brethren inThe
Southern conferences, that the pulpit and press
of the church, North, are disonseing the ques.
tion of ecolesiastical reconstruction.
'CMs I apprehendia a mistaEe. They are
simply discussing on what conditions they can
receive into their communion rebels and rebel
sympathizers; what kind of penance they will
require-how long the probation that be-
what sort of an outside purgatory they must
establish for "these sinners above all sinners"
to pass through, before they can be p.arged
from their iniquities, suf5ciently to en"o t
immanulate-cosenannion a are North,
or whether the grace of God can save such sin-
ners at all. Why should we seek such a re-

I li tce I h eem onedu ys qui ope
them. The plan of separation was inaugurated
- in their councils, and adopted by their suffrage
. and with their consent. They repudiated their
. own plan, and violated a solemn contract, by
o seeking to deprive us df our property, and
wrest from us our holiest charities, in which w
sought successfully the interposition of th
civil courts. They have, time and again
d spurned any and all overtures for of5cial an
l fraternal recognition. They have noted in ha
n faith in regard to covenants which they pro
t posed and adopted.
e They have abused and vili8ed us, with ever
" epithet which they could allow to their un
t charitableness. They have sought by frau
g and violence, to deprive us of our churches an
o church property, and to drive us from the alta

- le6st t chdoi ot ad rpt d e
- long to our church, and thathadrendered them
* selves unworthy of our confidence, by their po
l litical violence. They have now introduced
political condition of membership, and require
us not only to accept their views of loyalty an
emanc3ation, bu also of negro o eqtuali ...

coalesce yith all this mass of fraud, falsehoo
r and fanaticism. Infinitely better to endeavor
h stair in hand, to make the pilgrimage of lif
n alone. .
t I am glad to assure you that on this borde
e we have pretty universally settled this ques
e tion-to stand by the Discipline just as it i
t and abide the destiny of the churob of ou
e choice.
e The Western Virginia Conference has bee
a very effootually broken up for the present.
y The Kentucky Conference has evinced som
d restlessness, and advantage has been taken


& of-the church will remain steadfast in their
j
g tachments to their commultion. The Louisy
s. .Conference is almost a unit on the subject
t, church relations. The St. Louis and Missou
f- Conferences will be reorganized during the pr
ss sent month. Both of these Conferences hav
h been called to suffer immensely ; their mini
re ters killed at their homes andon the highway
principally, we fear, at the instigation of d
th si ningSndhwicked men clai ng tohepMet

ha through this Sery trial only puritedand elev
' ted, as we teast, by thoprocess.* The constit
tion which haejust been adoptedby that Stat
ch does not allow assy minister to preach or to a
e. minister the ordinances of God's house, unle
nt. hd ow ke so sh th he rh n a a











T d d 6
of M. L. and M. B Troutman, diedat Fort Valley
Ga., May 27th, 1805, aged 11 years, 5 months and
22 days.
quj inna onele dispCiti inarvb enh idna
areae a 0 age er sw turn; ae b


and when that heart was baptised by the Holy
b r otGoondof 3el comedAand blossomed intro
maltee, petulance and impatience, the "workings
of a meek and quiet spirit" were displayed in all
her thoughts, words and acts. The test many of
bCd ec a mo r in atubb s ian to e
will; and he who makes this little record of her
virtues, cannot reeall-from an acquaintance of
nor seen un- us ee aej we saveoi[ aliotu
us of "do r t H tu so on

th law." But our hope rests not upon these na
tive graces, and this natural goodness. About a
year ago she became justified by faith." and was
t Id te eaGod's spirtihuals jw enh h
now fills her bosolit around her Father's throne.-
She used to sing "I want to be an angel," now
her voice is attuned to the harps which angels
drove e-1 rn el will> a Heaveenly choir which
so-c

Un.JAussMrsIc2cdiedinMonroecountyGa.*
July 26th, 1865, in the 78th year of ins age. He
was be din So ha aptionn1c800TITh r hear m nedd
believed and respectedbyall, tothedayof hisdeath
His life had been long and useful, and the close of
'e Iritma vj@irs i e3d se lredDaring
from disease, the infirmity witage, and areeblecon"
situation, until the sprwgs of itle were gradually
worn out. and the aged saint was called to his re
ward in Heaved? For some days previous to his
@uhan t on Ami jsa jeTalb un n
his last. As some friends were singing a hymn
around his bedside, he roused up and made several
attempts to speak, but failing to do so, he calmly
sunk to rest and tell asleep m Jesus.
ch" us passed awaynone of thosbestmended purest
in whom there wasnognile." Yor-morethanfort?
years he had been a professor of religion, and
zealous, faithful, devoted member of the M. E.
Church, adorning his profession by ablamelesslife
edu c e ,8 ibinTglung pl b ong.%
holy religion which he professed pand enjoye1-a
burning and shining light in the whole sphere of
his christian influence. A man of prayer, he lived
iunm a yorconunuda (b so6t]eone la r
BEERFanOO Of hope. A CODStatt reader of the Bible,
he loved it, as the word of God, feasted upon its

omPate88, v reer d itsdt clings ad lived to
pon his knees, and his whole character was a
beautiful reflection of its sanctifymg truths. Ho
was ever faithful to duty, immovable in Christian
1 v tia a8 1 innin lus thielit to tiod8. trNso
in the "good Lord"-no personal considerations,
no motives of pohey could tempt him irem the path
i co ligs from the house of God and the
**Hehe availirag ait h chara te5 was oo e
mouth Be lived to do good. He sought in all
things to follow thefootstepsefHim who was "holy,
harmless, and undefiled." His piety was quiet and
unobtrusive, yet manifest as the sunlight. Scepti-
ci Mse to a noa l bMenuisj a f
im, and to wiri their confidence. No one could
behold the meekness and humility of his deport.
.ment-the kindness, gentleness, purity of his spirit
-the patience and forbearance he ever extendedto
the faults and infirmitiesor others, andnotfool that
he had been a partaker of the spirit of Christ. Of
such a man it ls needless to say that in all his social
and domestic relations-as hueband, father, neigh-
-bor and citizen-he always manifested the same
ennotiling, winning traits et character. None knew
him but to love, and thoEO Who knew him best
loved him most; and long will the memoeyof his
att se a s t ch r5eeniqeth swielegpir as
passed away; the good man is lost to earth, but
lives in a brighter world; and amid the unclouded
ee ill b seseed f en' r izzow realizing
LEXAN DER RO BIson, in -the recent attack
ma e upon Columbus, Ga., tell in its defence. He
was the son of the Rev. W. W. Robison, and was
in the 17th year of his age. He joined Capt W.
C. Gray's company as a volunteer, and, when a
suj1 m nmb e or Ph ,w
a few others, made his escape. After crossing the
bridge, at the call of Col. C. A. L. Lamar, he, with
a few others, again rallied. The colonel fell, the
band was dispersed, and then and there this noble
youth fell, pierced by a ball in the region of the
heart, producing instaat death. Thus ended the
career of this exemplary and promising youth,
against whom thewriter has never heard aught
said; but, to the contrary, all who knew him loved
and praised him. He early joined the Church, and
all who knew him are witnesses of his consistent
walk, and of the evidence which his 1-fe furnished
of thegenuinenessof hisprofession. Byhiskindness.
of disposition and affabihty of manner he won the
affection and esteem of alt. As a pupil he won the
approbation and esteem of his teachers. He was
ever truthful and respectful, conscientious in the
dischar of hiddutiites, euinw ried iladaustrymand
dowments, he made rauptid profloiency in his stu.
a enhetsort a omr s nT et ndg
recorded with thoseoftheillustrious and noble dead
who lived and died for their country-and alpurer
Itrito san hiT n p 1u ap rTttar of
would say, you do well to weep for such a son. It
is commendable to mourn. Our Saviour wept at
the tomb of his departed friend. The community
felts u and up stympeath zesd yourhloo
His pure spirit is with his God. Farewell, say
youthful friend and pupil, till we meet again.
Known familiarly as **good Aleek" amongst your
etombead a b eyo socia qtawith adenowr ego
peace. J. sHAM.
-
TnonAs DAwson THEEEWITs, the only son of
T. P. P. and Anna W. Threewits, died in Wynn-
ton, on the 10th of July, aged 27 years,
Death is never a welcome messenger, but when his
victim is an only son, and a brother who has the
united, undivided affection of two or three sisters,
what a sudden, sad blighting of these hopes to those
he reliedaup hihm a su ort an pefo8te ti en,!
ration waile in the service of his country, antici-
pating that with the endofthe war these privations
were to beno longer borne. Only a few short weeks
sides, this assing one was restored to the home
eir e nodgbe a theseiT wd m o be
mons came, and he is suddenly taken, no more to
return. Nearly all of his young mantood years
have been devoted to his country, and he had but
n omj rk b IPom tne /IPi go
and to revive anew the hopes and affections op pn-
rents and sisters. Thepanorams of life was beau-
a oe a ta7nT pallOne 4 edm
ended Bus this wass week of precious revelations
to thoss who survive, and nover which there has


beenbhn habit to pray, but he had never given his
heart to god. But now he had earnestly mady his


AT REST TO THE Ph ACHERS AM) MEMBERS OF
TRA GEORG1A CONFERENCE.
4. & Pr enbthe breast and labor is Dear Brethren: Living in your midst-inter-
Two hands ripon the br&ant, ested in all that concerns the peace and wel-
And labor's done; fare of the Church, awt off from alloommunica-
T7hpale feet aroesed in rest, tion with my colleagues, I have felt it to be my
Two e ew b : reights shut, duty to address you briefly and respectfully in
T Ao li wth e1s mute relatiloneto matters of grave moment and com-


Two hand to work addressed, felt in relation to the future policy of our
As rhNspraises Church. The question has come up-if the
Walking Rinever rests Methodlat Chttfol) North, proposes reunion I
Two eyes that look ve, shall we accept Opposed to this proposition'
Still through all tears; some have suggested that we seek refuge from
Tueling hatebrea h but lover strife in the bosom of the Episcopal Church.-
Socry we afterward, low on our knees, Now, I beg to say that the agitation hthe
Pardon thoseclosingprayers; Father, hear these. questions is prentature and fraught w ev
THE PRESBYTERIAN (0. S.) ASSEMBLY. ve 4 p e oNo r o s

." .b s on n Ans end ty 6 eof rd" r jn
been seen by many of our Presbyterian friends ment-much less their acceptance. I found
in the South. As it is the good fortune of the this opinion upon their past history-their an-
Advocate to number many such among its con- tecedents before and during the war, and their
stant readers, we make an abstract of these policy as declared, in a recent meeting by their
papers to mform them of the terms their Bishops' .
Northern brethren propose to them, before As to the other alternative it is compassed
they are again counted loyal. Presbyterians. with embarrassments. Many difficulties are
The future vblation of the Northern to the involved. We have not been invited, and itis
Southern Presbyterian churches, as organized indelicatetopresumeuponawelcome. Withal,
ander their respective General Assemblies, is there are qeetions of etiquette and condolence
thesubjectmatterofthefirstpaper.Hdeclares -ofeanons-ofordinationsandfprms-ofitin.
in effect: erancy and discipline, which no man or con-
1. That the secession of the Southern Synods gregation can settle. They belong to Confer.
and Presbyteries from the church was unwar. ences and Conventions.
ranted, EChi8matical and unconstitutional. In the present stateof affairB-if either prop-
2. That the Assembly will not abandon the position were presented and urged, nothing but
territory m which these seceded churches.are strife, discord, alienation and dismemberment
foundbutwillrecognizeministersandmembers would follow. He who speculates-theorizes
who are loyal to the U. S. Government, as con upon the possibilities, the contingencies of the
atituting the churches, Presbyteries and Synods future, and assumes that the logic of events, or
within the bounds of the schism, and willan, the policy of others,' will force us to a choice
deavor to revive such churches, etc., on this between the alternatives mentioned, and thus
principle. seeks to precipitate an issue upon us, in my
- 4. In any one Southern Presbytery where judgment acts unwisely, indiscreetly; and those
three such loyal minister foun who are excited or misled by such counsellors,
there are two such minxr8sta 8e rema involve theineelves in very unnecessary disquis
mayreceive "othersof the same vie I etude. No, "in patience let us possess our
ly dismissed to th ws, regu ar- souls." We are not children to be tossed about
em," and these ministers are with every wind of doctrine. Nor are at subs
mcognizedas the organized Presbytery of that ject to the dictation of others. Our church res

brunne, m manection with the General Assem- Intions are not dependent upon the fortunes of
anm ro oyal ministers are not war. There needbe no restlessness-noappre..
founding any one Presbytery, several Presbyte- pension, and thereCought to be no premature
ries may unite and act, retaining the namp of excitement-no hasty decision. The Annual
one or both of the united Pres'oyteries. A Conferences will meet this fall and winter; and
similar course is also authorized with regard to the General Conference in April or May next.
Bynods. "And it is ordered, that due care be These bodies will embody the piety and the in-
taken where this is practicable, to secure the telligence of the ministry, and will be thor.,
houses of toorship and other property, belonging in roughly informed of the will and wishes of the
Presbyterians in those8sates to the use of loyal people. Through these organs the Caurch will
churches." speak oiBeially-authoratively. In the means
4. Where there are not a sufficient number time let every preacher stand to his appoint_
of loyal ministers and churches to form a Pres- ment-do his work-make full proof of his
bytery, such ministers (it is taken for granted ministry, both among whites and blacks. Let
there are some loyal ones everywhere) "are to the membership live in peace-be devout and
supp y he churches around them, and to re. str e no le r oi o torrokersGon d pray

6. The revived Preabyteries and churches are daily for the peace of Jerusalem. Afser much
counseled to treat disloyal ministers and reflection, my deliberate judgment is, that our
churches .with kindness, and to inform th true policy is to maintain our present organization.
of th Alb em
ali."'..e!".ior nagg- el!':; """i".'".""h!"i'C "'orgeo'""m1",
properly acknowledge and renounce their we shan alone, scatter and be lost. Believe
errors." me, brethren, in giving this opinion, .I am not
6. The Board of Domestic Missions ia taking counsel of bigotry or prejudice-of seo-
vide missionaries and to pro- tional pride or political animosity-but of a
appropriate money for Y
e southern field, and it may employ, on cer- convictions of what is moss conducive so pence'
tain conditions, any "loyal minister" residing and most for the gloryof God
at the South, as a missionary. Accepting the issuesof the war as the will of
So far with respect to the restoration of the God in reference to the unity of the nation and
ut as it is supposed that ministers the government,. let us all lead a quiet and
andmembersof theSouthern church may apply peaceable lif61zi all goanness and hourst y.-
for tasion to the Assembly churches, it was Do not leave your loyalty in doubt byunmanly

1. That the inisit h repinings-or querulous complaint, or by refu-
m ers w ether applying in- sing the terms of offered.amnesty. Qualify

8 Faed y r a or a bs to yourselves for Gendati eitizenship--for the

8 shint verbally be examined on the fol- us seek to repair the desolations of the land by
1. W ether a prompt and vigorous industry and prevent the
he has in any way, directly or further d alizat f et
indirectly, of his own free will and consent, or emor ion o soci y by multiply
withonf external constraint, been concerned at ing works of faith and love,
any time in aiding or countenancing the rebel- th biahos atlay there will be a
and the war which has been waged against a
the United States; and if it be found by his own the Conference and an address to the Churches,
confession, or from suf5cient testim that Pardon me, if I have trespassed in following
hp has b ony, my own judgment and the advice of sundry
to onkeen so concerned, that he be required brethren, by sending to you this brotherly
c EB &DA f078Bke hiS BIR in this regard' epiBile. M&y the OfeAt $GR& Of the Church
before he shall be received. the Spirit of a d of I d of
2. Whether he holds that the ystem of give us p wer, an ove, an
sl the So a negro a sound mind. G. F. PTERCE. .
avery in uthis a Divine institution, and Sunabine, July 20th, 1865.
tbat it is "the peediarmisesian of the Southern
church to cyserve the institutions slavery as
there maintained," and if it be found that he BISHOP AlbDREW'S GITARGE AND AP-
hold eith f th dock b PEAL.
i er o ese rines, t at he be not With the close of the war and the return of
reee red without renouncing and foreaking peace to our long distracted and desolated land
these errors. '
T Cen al Presbyterian givesabrief comment THapheop Andrewhissued hheofollowing charge and

onMoeofwhist o the General Assembly, to the "Dear Brethren:-The events of the last few
pmbersoftheP ab7te mne ur a months have placed both the Church and
readers, will yield a cheerful assent. That a country in greatly altered circumstances, and
pay says, hence it becomes necessary to adapt ourselves
After some unavoidable indignation at the to our altered relations. Our hope of obtain-
exhibition of their folly and sim, we are not ing a distinct nationality as a people has been
conscious of any other feeling than that of frustrated, and the providence of God seems
grief. We have read full reports of their di to have ordained that we shall again be united
cushions, and do honestly think they a in civil compact with our former associates of
enough to fill all good and dispassionate men site North. The Stars and Stripes again wave
with mortifiention and abame We certainly ove-* us as in former days, and it is now our
know that they are so viewed by many great national flag, and should be respected accord.
ad good men in that church whose political ingly. We have with our very inadequate
sympathies have been entirely with the North- means fought throughabloody war, but have at
**They have misrepresented our church, our length been over owered by erior numbers
ministers and people. What they can hope to p sup ,
gainby villifying and abusing us at a rate that and have been compelled to yield. Our armies
might shame an assembly of the most uns have fought bravely, and we have loano honor
orn- in the conflict d that th e
palous politicians, it is not for us to say. The 0, ass now e struggle is
reader may gather some little impression of over, let us at once, and resolutely, apply our"
their style and temper from the withering re selves to the peaceful avocations of life. Let
bake administered to them by the Hon. .fudge the young men of the country -now return to
Swing, a distinguished elder from the Presby their much loved homes, seek to yngage at the
tery of Redstone. He could have no motive earliest moment vousible in some honest busi-
for it but that impartial sense of justice, to ness, and by all means avoid all temptations to
which his habits of life as a lawyer and judge idleneES.
seemed to have more fully trained him, than Let all our paroted sol4iers carefully avoid
the ministry of the gospel did those who were all concern in bushwhacking or guerrilla war.
compelled to wince under his castigation.- fare; theasarewrongin principle and practice,
towards the close of the debate on the papers and whatever seeming apology there might
relat g to #2e re ETwtgy e were done have been for the practice during the war,
with this question. I have been in many pow there can certainly be gone now. It becomes
]hical conventions-andI wish you to under- us all now to seek, by prandeal means, to pro.
htand they were Republic conventions, for I make the reters of peace and good neighbor-
are never been to any 0 ar-yet I must Eay 11004 8tnoug the 18491048 8000088 Of the EDited
have never before seen ancha spirit of relent* States. Let us trials, as far as practicabler to


thsag el since I came into this constructing the Go rnment and promotinS
Its pesee and myty. The brooding over otar


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requests known, knocklag at the door of mercy.
"' 8 the merits of his Lord and Ba-
T
been hard't-r.ds.he hanes n elliso r 5
God, each as he had never before known-these
developments of grace were beautifully A re3i adx rs tudbeo achis a ktob br
said to tied no fears of death, but wanted to live

a gb a or p r beh a or IG tabn



DAVID WaxonT died in Columous, Ga., Jane
oth, 1865, in his G3d yearh vt been an accepts.
bleHmemb sof oure gion at a easy ym irg in
Newton Co Ga, and immediate y thereafter,
united with the church It is meet to say-and
In e areef70 t b vm
more enduring through the wear and tear of life,
t abn to n version of our tedem dern revivals.
hisB to us b smabni H b
herreaflterstoKseep s ed eous uslom 8snor or 81 -
ding is still trpe, that it sus through rest tribe
nation that the saints enter into the idgdom of
eavenb 3 li m yNothe sltts knre w
of 10 g duration, so that he left for burial only the
skeleton frame ofoonce well filled body. In him, in
my friendly visits, did I see exempliAed the truth,
that man dieth and wasteth away. A few days
itedma d ed I knzGly aroundhh
them all to the same course. How blOEsad it is
when a parent canexhortchildrentofollowhis
godly example, He died in the sustainin com.
moos irel is meN f sohbambknew a life
last martin prayer in his sick room, I felt as if
God let us take hold on Him. And so did my
emaciatedtob f ch enu r w et
to body Truly, them that sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him "There is rest for the
weary." Is. PIERCE.

Ch rs ne an c dacuo8terrbo W 8
and M. T Thompson, died at the residence of her
parentain Union Springs, Ala., on the 13ch of Au.
g ast, 1865.
The memory of the just ispeffeet. How blessed,
how ee st18 .ebnzenior of hi vel chir tian
lations! Born March the10th,1815-"bornof the
Spirit," in her 14th year; while yet the dew of her
youth was fresh upon her, she united with the M.
E. Church, of which she was a devoted and exems
J ary membebt n 6h2 e ed Top;ilym rne
mother of children;" blessed with a most amiable
disposition; the ornament of a meeir and quiet
spirit;" a cultivated mind; ardent aff etions, sons
tafted andrguidedhby thteSp ritof grac she was the

JPoa contsebro% rs and sisters-to odelight of hb
numerous friends.
"None knew her but to love,
None named her but to praise."
Her death was all that might haveteen expected,
or even debued. It wasa very "crown of grace"-
gloriqu finaleotrol bristiandife. Or.eC3regree
She loved next to her Saviour, and from those dar.
ling babe5-this was indeed a trial. But gracetri
urme hi@edn I I es v t sud lem
bereaveedatoi at in m ,' hle beliniedgly comm t
to her God and Saviour3being onlyp20 years, 5
months and 3 days old.
"The chamber where the chi-tian meets his fate,
is ,Civiliged beyond the common walks of life;
thap n ds a f t v "isTh sj h lo
christian-the last few days or her life, will surely
never forget, while memory lasts, that glorious
triumph of grace. "When heaven came down her
soul to greet; And glory crowned thernerey seat."
To her friends she said, "I am ready togo. Iknow
I am going to.heaven. O, delightful thought, to
go to Jesus-to go home to hsiaven Parents,
brothers, sisters, friends, above all, my deathuss
band, I want you:all to meet me in heaven."
She requested the friend who writes these lines,
to read her the 23d Psalm, and then to pray for
her, and when we rose from our knees, the veryd
# run emed to res a he fdeed 0,
glory." I fear no evil for Thou art with me."
0 death, where is thy sting! O grave, where is

n tron voice, only a few house before
"On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye,
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie "
And in that better land," where there is no
me 5 ee fe# ed roe ez*p in and
glorifled spirit reigns with her glorious Sa our
evermore. May God sanctify ,her death to our
eternal good. M.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
We, the members of St. PauPs church, desire to
record our deep sorrow and lamentation at the
great less which we, as a Church and an Offleial
Board, have sustained in the death of our beloved
brother, J. E HUET.
In the intimate associations of church and ofilcial
fellowship, we have ever found him a pure and
faithful christian, and avigilantanadevotedfriend
of the church. We are assured that to his wise
counsel, liberal example, and exemplary life, we
are largely indebted, urder God, for the auceeds
and prosperity with which our church has been
cro eloss of such a man at such a time as this,
looked at from an earthly point of *view, can only
gardedn7 ao e a snudneea{h6ato y
Great Head of the church will protect, guide and
defend His own. We therefore desire to express
our appreciation and sorrow in the following reson
1st. Resolved, That in the decease of our Broth..
ar, J. E Hart, a pillar of the church tras fallen-a
light in the community has been extinguished, and
an example w rt y oralltimitatio talishir60mus,

terly conference, have lost awisecounssilor, a pure
exampio, and a beloved brother, and while bowing
to the a.,i .:.3 at, a 1-wise act at allymercilulProve
ider ce a er E. the less sensitbbe otp orce d raga

be spread upon our minutes, and another copy be
enclosed to the family of out deceased brother, as
an expression of our sympathy.
4th. Resolved, That a copy of the above preams
ble and resolutions b6furnianed also to the Southern
Christian Advocate for publication,
A. Walear, 7. 2,
W. W. FLEWELLEN, Bet'y.

Solithent Christian Advocate.
*This organ of the M. E. Church, South,1sUIb
LISTED WEEKLY at
"IWEA.CFolbT, CA-lilost.OZAlk.
N aneolda 4 eU stablisbr f ni o
samed its regular issue.
The Method as preachers throughout the South
are its Agents, and will receive, and give receipts
0%h r s sh in advance; but in considers*,
tion of the great scarcity of money in the country,
Agents may send In names of sensedliere, for the
em@, e wislPbu r a 1 coming Gone
ag g ya
One Dollar for Three Months


Address REV. E. R. HTERS.
gages, go,


altered fortunes, and making them the theme
of conversation will tend greatly to increase
our bitternessof feeling, and drive fromour
hearts that peace of God, without which our
religion15 a mere tinkling ymbal. There are
among us, at various poin s, Federal soldiers,
who, so fatas Ihpre learnedldeportthemselves

to adr nmn hem o dibyers



the services of religion, for, doubtless; many of
them, before they left their homes, were mem-
bers of the Church and consistent Christians,
Let such feel at home with you in the house of
God.
** AndAnally, it you wish to live quiet and
peaceable lives, in all godliness and honesty
before God, it is your duty to pray earnestly
and constantly to God that he may give to our

ru no bt dom ex ii Mr ofGatdGe nz 4 M
dear brethren may God pour out upon us in
abundance the fear of his holy name, and the
influence of his spirit to guide us aright in all
things. ** Affectionately
AMEs O. Annuw,
Bishop M. E. Church, South.
Noble, June 12, 1865.
THE POPULAR PREACHER.
The Rev. Professor Caird, in his address at
the ordinationofthe Rev. George Stewart
Burns, late of Montrose, to the High Church
Parish of Glasgow, on Thursday, said:-" Few
positions lead so directly to publicity, or satia-
fy so readily the craving to be seen, known,
and talked of, as that of a popular divine. In
all communities, rural or civie, the parson is a
man of mark and importance. Even if he be
a man of little ability-one who in any other
walk of life would never be known or heard of
-here there is an advent ious deference and
respect, which, due to the office, is in most
minds transferred, apart from his own merits,
to the man who occupies it. The squire re-
caves him at his table; the bow obsequious of
the smutched artificer, the wondering homage
of childreii, await him as he goes forth on his
parochial rounds; a general atmosphere of de-
ference surrounds him, very pleasant to weak-
minds not unpleasant to a strds .one.
And t n, translate the ydut I and ambi-
tious mmaster from the modified publicity of
a country parish to the unmeasured publicity
and manifold excitements of a town barge,
and is there not much, there, to feed thevani-
ty and satisfy the love of display, or power, or
praises and so the present Irresistible fascina
-
tion to many a mind which higher motives
would fail to move? Who, if he be accessible
to such influences, is so much sought after,
Ated, flattered, as the young and popular
preacher? For whom do competing congre
nations contend ose presence is so eagerly
solicited by charitable societies, Sunday BOhOol

mearage s, W osce nr i ate ly edoev t

bydgettaers-updof sw I 8an dopr i im t
ters as a sure attraction to the hunters after
religious amusement? Who wakes in suscap
-
tiblebreasts an admiration, the semi-eacredness

which itMs he @ i h t th bum
tasteful gifts an present ions so often hint a
homage which the tongue may not speak ?
Then think of the weekly excitement which
the pulpit brings to him whose passion is for
ulls la Th ded
pop r app use. e crow petra, the
thronged aisles, the preparatory fuss and com-
motion, and the stillness when the object of
unusual interest appears : the half impatience
of psalms and prayers as mere preliminaries
to the great point of interest : the hushed
waiting stillness, the kindling eyes and flushed
countenances, while the skillfully constructed
climax is being wrought up, and sentence after
sentence, rising in inter a i ht a

the exhausted speaker pauses, the long-drawn
sigh of relieved suspense, the interchanged
glances of sympathetic admiration, the mo-
mentary rustle over the auditory, and then the
settle of themselves anew for another dose
of rhntgorical excitement I What an ordeal is
this for a weak head and a vain heart to go
through I
What incense rises on such a scene-a sweet
odour in the nostrils of the conscious idol of
the hour! There is inherent neakinessin such
a ministry amidst the superficial flutter of suc-
cess. The secret of the' popularity hunter is
sooner or later found out. Discerning minds
perhaps see through his shallowness, pious
minds fall back from one who lives for self, and
the educated, supercilious, skeptical class, in-
.
steau of being influenced by him, pride them-
selves on penetrating the clap-trap of religious
excitement, and find in the whole affair a fresh
thems for disdainful criticism and epigrammat
ic articles on popular preaching.
Mrmonist PnormsTANTa xx SOYfHERN ETATEs.
-We observe in the Mededist Protestant ( Balti-
more) an appeal in behalf of the needy inhabit
,
tants of certain parts of Virginia and the South,
impoverished by the war. Along with the
material necessities," says the Protenant, "of
our Southern brethren, we must carry the
thought of their spiritual necessities and our
denominational interestai. Our own conviction
is, that there abould be an immediate council
of such members of one church in the Mary-
land district as can be got together anome de-
signated point, to adopt some system for aiding
our ministers of the Southern Conferences who
b destitutio
may e in n, an assisting them in re-
orgamming their scattered churches. We make
these suggestions, hoping to draw out the views
of brethren upon this subject. It is certainly
one of grave importance, and calls for prompt
action,,
Tax TAYLos 8Taur Marnomer Gaunca'
Nzwront, Kr.-At a meeting of the members
of this church, held on Thursday evening, it
ygg yeadyed to remove from above the door
of the edifice the word South.' The naine of
the Church will therefore hereafter be "fay
lor-street M. E. Churob,' instead of Taylor-
street M. E. Church &uth.' A resolution was
adopted that the Kentucky Conferenee 6f the
Mr E. Church South be memorialised to with-
draw from the Generst Conference of that M.
E. Church, and change its name; by lasting
Otit the word 'Botath.'-Iarington Oskssist,>-
If&*


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