Group Title: Southern Christian advocate (Macon, Ga.)
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Title: Southern Christian advocate
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Publication Date: September 7, 1865
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THREE DOLLARS PER ANNUM. PUBLISHED BY A COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS, FOR THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH. E. H. MYERS, D. D., EDITOR.

Vol. XXVIII.-No. 17. Macon, Ga., Thursday, September 7, 1865. New Series.--No. 170.


HOME. "The Methodist Episcopal Church may be said were to confess one, the sin of failure-failure in
[This is a p pular hymn, sung often in Germany to be fully aroused tp the importance of prompt toannihilateby starvation and on the battle-field e
by the whole congregation as they leave the Church action in the Soulih Oar own editorials have the entire Union army, to break up the Gov- g
at the close of divine service. The melody is our awakened attention, an-I the letters recently ernment of our fathers, and to establish upon ry
own "Homre, Sweet Home," with some modifies- published from our t,..ai-ren. who are occupy- the crushed humanity of four millions of their o
tions.] ing missions in the Southern States, have orea. own fellow-creatures i, powerful and soulless w
Oh, where shall the soul find her rest and her Home t ted an apprehension that our bishops are not despotism. Can it be possible that the church o
Whose wing will protectrt her Howlong must she-roam p. d,);r,' il iiat -an. be done. i will.conlude that these men have nothing to n
Does notthe world offer one city of peace, I. i .. e,11 '.)r a policy, the Rev. S. Y Mn. i confess, nothing to repent of before she makes c
One spot free from sin, where our labors may cease ? roe, in a communication furnished to all the them the rulers of Annual Conferences, with a
No, No, No, Iot Far out of sight, church papers, replies that we have a policy. He the ecclesiastical and religious privileges of all c
Beyond our ome in the kingdom of Light says: loyal Methodists there may be within their t]
We'll leave then the world io its darkness behind,. 1. The last lteneral Conference so amended i bounds, at their mercy." a]
AnudwalkInthtelight, io-urhomewemayfind; the Constitution of ourfi Msionary Society, that, Butthe New Eni'and Conference is even c
The great New Jerusalem, God has prepared, 'in addition to foreign and domestic missions, as more vindictive. We qu.te from the Epiecopal
His word has been given-His counsel declared. before existing, a third class is now provided Methodist-not having seen the original doon-
Yes, Yes. Yes, Yes a Yonder must be for, namely: -Mfissions in the United States and ient, .
i r,: O.... ,- r-., I.- ready for yoi and for me. Tr)tories not included in the bounds of any We must first shun," says the report of the
Ad Jeus, our saour, er eeothrit,-a Conference, 1864, pp. 197, 198 Jontrni-l Committee on Reconstructidon, raised by the h
No sin siall oppress ua, no Death, Fain, nor Care C o..r conference, 1864, pp. 197, 198; Conti- Cnferenc at it last sessiorn-" we must first C
But melodies sweeping from angel harps, roll lition of Missionary Society, Art. xii.) sthuerepom at its last ms-kin; es- mut rs c
A welcome os triumph td each ransomed sou. "2. Member in good standing in any evah n the te ttion of mkin the forme
Rest, Rest, Rest, Rest I There we may rest elical church in the South or elsewhere, "may church [the M. E. Church, South,] the centre s
Forever with Chriat, in the home of the blest be received at once in full fellowship with us round which we snal reorganize ourown."
orevr with Christ, is She Iems or the hiest by givitn satiace n toy a ertOti al u This report represents that the Methodist Epis- s
For we who have loved his appearing below I uies" See Dislinse o the usual in copal Church, South, "has been so completely
Byfaeith--hen by sight our Redeemaer ihatll k a "3. MinistersofthMe pChurch, Soutn, may league with detestable sin, that its represen- p
in garments of holiness, free from each tait, be received into our church on the same co tative ministers and members are incapacitated ;
Shall worship before Him thelowliest saint. ti asinersfrothurc esamecon- for the work of social, ivil and religious re- e
Free, Free, Free, Free Freed from our st- I O B asiniters from the Welyan connec- generation. They have rejected the fundamen.
From flghtings without and temptations within, tion in Europe and Canada, or the Methodist gene oe rejected Thev fdamn-h
m ,hotsdep.os h Episcopal Church in Canada, providedd they give tal -morals of the Gospel. They have fostered
Dear Saviour, our hearts burm within, and we long satisfactory assurances to an Annual or Quar- emot awful crime against man, society and
Tojoin in the angels' victorioussong: terly Conference of their loyalty to the nation- .od.. They certainly cannot be trusted
Hallelujah to Rim who hbath bought us '-they cry- algovernme, ad heary roal of the t with this work of reunion, and will rot accept
The Lamb who hath loved us, who reigneth on high: slaver doctrine of our church (See Jon our offers if we are so false to our principles as C
Wait, Wait, Wait, Wai. Soon shall we hear 1 Conferenc r a .' to make them. As well might Judas and a;
The voice of the Master who bids us pper. .- 1 p. n Caiaphas have become members of the apos- 1
Then courage, o.rsouls I For the warfare i. ho, '". 4 he bishops of our church are authorized theolteg reatfor ite ho ortelerh urtahe
Our army is strong, and sseure isour Fort; i to organize Annual Conferences in the States church th have u hn to destroy Thise
And when we have triumphed and each has his crown. nd Territoiies not embraced in any of th An" church they havetisied ought th nothidestroy." ess Thisha f
At the tf.et of the Lordwe will cast them all down, I nual Conferences, when in their judgment the extirparty ic and the utter wextermh thing ation than B
Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Safe home atltst- interests of thework require it. (See Journal a tian; he utter f te latond ,whofi anh, tS
The battletisoevers-the periliis past. General Conference',1864, pp. 266, 387, 388.) p sithate churae of thereport d "wades th
-t= ; "5, The General onfe8enc) ithelaguageko.therepo-, (iour readers -
5 .The eneral Conference, May 26, struck will excuse another quotation,) "' they have so s
THE NORTHERN M. E. CHURCH. fromthe Displne the onlyremaining section long made less tolerable than odm and Go w
FURTHER INDICATIONS Or ITS PURPOSES TOWARDS implying castea i g our membership. (See lmo tra" E
S0UR5510 its* nuromsem J,,,bersh1 G e n p.(24 cor m- rn. E
SOUTHERN METHODISM. 0 C rence, 1864 2 m- Another official organ-the N. W.. Chritian i
We are constrained by a sense of duty,; as with ;; ,'pln. 1860; p. 122.) e (hiago,)-in th only number of at i
truthful chroniclers of the history of the ti e I tine l Conference, May 27 adopt. Advocate, (Chicago,)-in the only number of that
- o btoi me f l the t ed the report of a committee, declaring that paper we have seen, says: u
and as bound to inform our readers of all that they were 'not aware of any legal obstacle to the 1. Would a formal reunion involve the re- t
is of interest to their Church, to continue this reception of colored preachers into our Annual cognition of Southern Methodist Bishops as ir
most unpleasant subject, until they can judge Conferences,' (See Journal, p. 252 ) Bishops of the M. E. Church? Will they ceme tl
of the temper of those who propose to come "1These several particulars certainly point to to us as Presidents of our Conferences ? If so, a,
among them, as missionaries. For this pur- a line of procedure which in its spirit and where do they stand ? We will say nothing of t
pose, we shall give some extracts from the edi- principal is sufficiently definite. That they Bishop Soule, nor even of Bishop Andrew. The to
trials and correspondence of leading church were designed to meet the circumstances in former is seeing the last of earth, and as to the o
Sand de which we are placed, is plain. With a single latter, he was the occasion but perhaps not the u
papers, and leave our readers to raw their own exception, they were adopted at the last session cause of the strife and schism of 1844. and the re
inferences. of our highest ecclesiastial body, after its atten- impediment has been removed. But what of p
THE NEW MISSION FIELD tion had been called to the state of the work in Bishop Kavanaugh ? His voice was silent in R
This is already occupied along the Micsissip- the South by the board of bishops in the quad- Kentucky when it had been potent to hush th
piriver. In New Orleans, Dr. Newman writes, r'ennial address. Every one must perceive that the storm. We sha 1 rejoice to hear that he oe
" There are at present two regularly appointed they look, not to a union between us and any has been loyal if the statement can be substan- se
pastors and seven preachers appointed to sup- other church organization in that section, but tiated by trustworthy evidence I And what of th
ply the work. We are now occupying the to an introduction of our own organization the eloquent Bishop Pierce? Whose tongue th
churchesaformerly the property of the Southern there, and anabsorption by it of such members was more powerful in stirring revolt than his? pr
hurch." .and ministers, without, distinction of color, as Who has been a more decided secessionist than si
vC urch2' may be in sympathy with us on the great moral Bishop Paine or BishopE irly? We would do ar,
The same Rev. Dr. Newman, it seems, paid a and national questions which have divided the everything honorable and righteous for a uni-
visit to Mobile shortly after it was surrendered church and the land. This may be thought by, ted Methodism, but we would hesitate long be-
to the Union forces, and had an interview with some to be a cause with little promise as it re-' fore consenting to do business under.the direo-
our pastors there; and from nil he could ghth- apects rapidity of movement; but m ate tiqq of nwan ee..n So .teri io .
reaches the conclusion th l --ie sutor i.'' often proved itself a good Zm And wat of leading Southern etnhodist Pi
er, reaches the conclusion ha ventures foraT.u o.. f i we have seen, thi method of ministers? How many of them have expressed er
of the church should make overtures for a re- so fais we have seen, this method of ab- a willingness to come sa rarely upon our Dis- re
union to the M. E. Church, South, on two gen- sorption meets with general approbation. Rev. 'ipline with its amen ed General Rule and o|
eral conditions: unqualified loyalty to the gen. W. A. Dotson, writing from Kentucky-a Chapter on Slavery ? Will they say, We be-
eral government, and the acceptance of the preacher we suppose in the .M, E. Church lieve that the buying, selling or holding of hu- et
anti-slavery doctrine of the church." Dr. (North) there--to the Western Chriseian Advocate, man beings to be used as chattles is contrary w
Newman then adds: "Should these conditions says: to the laws of God and nature, and inconsis- bh
be rejected, then let the M. E. Church plant a "We do assert most emphatically that with tent with the Golden~PRale? Willthe ,,give o
loyal, living church, in every city and hamlet the Church South and its ministry, as uch, we satisfactory assurance to our annual Con- is
of the Scuth." Dr. Newman, however, believes have nothing todo. If anywhere foredinto frenees of theirloty apprto the Natioal Govnti- i
in the practicability and duty of reunion ;" said church against their will, the necessity for ernment, and hearty approvalo f thew-anti-
their continuance no longer exists; let them lav.-"r Jtrin'. of our church? Will the i
and would probably prefer that to the expen- return to the parent church. If there are rec.-n t E lori. and Age.nts and lolleg Profem -a si
sive operation of planting a living, loyal others who, convinced of its treasonable origin "aIdo this I If they aitl. then let thm rom-, t
church in every city and hamlet of the South." and disloyal tendency, wish to fly from its and ly gone nsalh e by gMon,. For their rkti 0
The Rev. Lucius Hawkins, writing from poisonous communion, let them come; we will as well as ours we insist that they look. our po- r
Memphis, says: "Akmore promising missionary receive them with open arms and with warm, sition squarely in the face. We canudochange t
field than this southern country, God has never patriotic hearts. It the leading spirits in its our record. We believe rebellion the consum-f
before opened to the church." "Instead organization are now convinced that a Ilecessi- mation of human crime and slavery to have
beforety for its origin never existed, and that they caused rebellion. If they so believe, then we
of a dozen or fifteen missionaries in the'field, have been wrong in their advocacy of slavery may walk together, being agreed. * *
we ought now to have at least a hundred; and and rebellion, let them come; there are rules "These are some of the questions which give c
even a much larger number than that could for their reception." us anxiety. The thought of reunited Metho- i
find plenty to do. . Instead of a few Dr. Curry, of the Christian Advocate and Jor- dim from the Red River of t he North to the t
thousand dollars of missionary appropriation, nar, who goes for a policy of earnest and an-Red River of the South, Lake t t
we ought to have just now not less than half a tagonistic aggression," says editorially: of the Spirit, and there is no personal sacrifice t
million. We want it now to run the "Dr. Stevens' stuggetioan seAm to ignore the we will not make to secure it. n
vast machinery that needs to be put in opera- colored element of iouthrrn Methodism alto- "But on any other platform than that of un-
tion this very year. A first class man is now gather, and to relate only to the whites. To conditional loyalty to the -United States of
imperatively and immediately demanded at say nothing of the piopriieiy "f this .:.urse, his America, of which Andrew Johnson is the only
Vicksburg." He rges thie church authorities measures for the reunion of Northern, or rath- Chief Magistrate, and from which no State has the
Sto set on foot a mission ary enterprise that er National Methodism, appears to us entirely right to secede, and of the divine right of all men
will be worthy of the church, witherprise that impracticable, even were it desirable, which we to freedom, it is useless to attempt to stand as
will be worthy of the church, with its vas wre- also doubt. Whatever rests upon the assump one people."
sources, and which shall be commensurate with tion of a Union sentiment among the body of p THE . OwURC I
the vast extent of territory now stretching out with white people in the South, is built upon a foun- LI T b. T HE CHURCH.
whitened and 'ripened harvest awaiting the nation less solid than the shifting sanasu ; and, It will be seen that a purely political condition
reaper's sickle." of all the Southern people, the Methodists are of church membership,-" no State has a right
The Westaern hristian Advote officiall) wriing probably the most bitterly hostile to everything to secede-is here propoesd." Moreover, part of
The trhe rten 4die o ial) northern, and especially to -Northern Metho- the missionary work of the Northern Church is
respecting the Northern bishops' Erie resolu. dists. The position taken by the Methodists to introduce a new question into the politics of
tions, says: of, Charleston, was the most advanced towards the day, and to press it particularly on Southern
S"Methodists are intensely desirous that an us4hbt we have heard of in any case,,and yet, todist. The ethditaray
unfettered Gospel should ring through the now though evidently done in good faith, it was Methodises. The Metodist says .
disenthralled South-so anxious that we can done cautiously, and for the ame being. Al- "We fear that, from the restored govern-
brook no delay. We want hundreds of men ready we hear that efforts are making for its monte of the former slave States nothing can
turned loose upon the South, laden with "the discontinuance in favor.of a resumption of the be expected save restrictive measures. It is,
unsearchable riches of Christ," for the freest old order of things. In Savannah our preach- then mainly to Northern christians and North.
distribution. We forget to ask where, the men ers are not allowed to preach in the Methodist rn philanthropists that freedmen must look
and the means are to come from, and above all, Church except on terms incompatible with self for aid in securming the possession of the funda-
we forget to calculate the chances for their re- respect. At Nashville we learn that Southern mental rights which every man :ought to pos-
ception and success. Should the bishops call Methodists have steadily refused to attend the seas. We have already referred, in a former
some of us from our present positions, affluent worship conducted by our preachers, nor have article, to the r oluil-n.as pastes- by a number
as they are in comfort, would we go? The best we any rest degree of confidence in the cordi- of religious denomn.los mo in vo of negro
men are wanted; no field is more important; sl;ty o1 the 1tmine3 in Mobile. as repori by suffrage. The first -reliciou te..smblv-.o tfr
let.us not hesitate, but respond, "Here am I, I,.. Nemasn. We are sati.-fied that the great asawen ilow-wrhich has pu its or inon on this
send me" The people to whom Paul went body of better educated classes of Southern subject on record, was t New York Enit Con-
preaching the Gospel, made him no promises, Methodists can, by no means within our power, ference, which, at its last session unanimously
save or orty stripes save One." There is a be brought within our church organization, passed a resolution that, "the work of eman-
chance in the South for the apostolic salaries, As to the loyalty of Bishops Soule and Kava- cipation is not complete until theprivileges ofe
and certainly ordinary preachers should not naugh, we have not the least 'confidence in it education and the rights of citizenship and
expect more. Who of us covet the proffered or respect for it. We earnestly hope our suffrage cease to depend upon complexional
places? church authorities will make no overtures to peculiarities." The proceedings of the reli-
"But you may say the church has wealth, and them, or any of their class." s t ous assemblies of other denominations, which
money in abundance can be had, and large ap- Rev. A. A. Gee, (who says he has changed his o r aie been held, show thinat the churches
propriations made. All this is true, and iome- name fro a v te orith e generally intclned to use
thingan be done in th is way, bu an me name from McGee,) the intruder into McKen- their influence in favor of this measure. If
prominent brother in this way, butres nots the. dree Church, Nashville, writes to the Western the churches find-as it is likely that all will
.eed a million of dollars for that State alone. Cristin Advocate: flnd-that their labors in behalf of the freed
The claim is absolutely boundless, and the la- "If our Southern brethren were all convert- men, widl hardly bring any lasting results, un-
borers must expect to suffer as well as toil.- ed from the error of their ways, or if they were less the freedmen, by the right of suffrage, can
Their reward, however, will be on high, and sincerely inquiring what they must do to be aid in defeating those anti-liberal influnces
their weight of glory far more exceeding. saved from their sins of apostasy, rebellion, and which undoubtedly continue in operation in
No offer to the Church Soutih is contemplated. blood, it might be safe for us to kill the fatted Southern society, hardly any of them may be
nor any assault upon her. With aust sense of calf and prepare for making merry over the expected to refuse their co-operation.
our responsibilities, we are to proceed in our prodigal's return ; out as they do not seem to That negro suffrage can not be immediately
work, welcoming to our embrace all-who can be coming back confessing "we have sinn- universal, seems to be admitted onti almost all
agrre with us in doctrine and D sciplinep ed," etc., perhaps it maybe as well to feed the sides. We have no time to enter into the 'is-
NO OFFE TO THE SOUTH" calf a little longer. They come back from the uasion of this question to-any, but we quote.
So the bishops have resolved. Some are ti Confederate arm1, many of them red withthe with pleasure, the following very sensible saia-
favor of such an offer. But the Northern Gen. blood of loyal Methodist and others, the de- getions which appasr on this subject In the
SConferencehs already pvided rant fenders of their country; processing to Nave New York er afofo1 June 1th:
erlineonfeton, walrahe avided forp. t gone intthI rebellion "n allgoodconcieuOa" "" We would give the suffraga at once to four
or lnoofation, wtch the bishops adoptWe ento have "preserved cnaoiece void of Clases of Southern negroes.. Frst., anmid en.,
quote the following from TI, MelAedu : offense" unto this day-their only Itn, if they phaltioally, to every negro who hasa bomne ars


n the cause of the United States; second, to fore, we cannot consent to any policy of silence,
very negro who owns real estate; to every ne- or subjection to their rule, we can as little con-
ro who can read and write; and fourth, to eve- sent to any anathemas offering them up as
y neegro who had belonged to any religious sacred to perdition.' And as to the organization
organization or church frr five years before the of the Church South, our best conjecture is
'ar. These points would cover every one that that so far from seeking to destroy it, weshould
ught to vote, and they would insure iW every find that at the end of fifteen ensuing years the
egro voter a spirit of manhood as well as dis- the highest netgain for religion and Methodism
ipline-somo practical shrewdness, intellectu- throughout our land would accrue from sas
1 development, and moral consciousness and credly respecting and conserving the Southern
culture. It is well worth the consideration of Church'in its full strength.
he President, whether something like this "'It is easy to destroy; and a very little de-
hould not be included in the scheme of re- troyieg can prove very complete and finally
construction destructive. Offer, without any airs of our
CLAIM ON OUR CHURCH PROPERTY. ownseuperiority to that Church, disburdened
These new Missionaries will need houses of of all need of apologizing for slavery, the hand
worship. To build them will involve great of recognition and fellowship. Steadfastly
xpensea How shall they e obtained? We void all interference with her equitable rights.
xpense. How 'hall they be obtained? We Afford her all the means in our power to further
ave heard that Bishop Simpson has put in a her spiritual and secular interests. And, while
laim at the War Department for our houses of it would doubtless be our bounden duty to ac-
'oraV'p. We would be glad to know for the cept all churches and bodies of membership
ake of christian integrity, that this is a mis- who positively desired admission into our
statement. We have not ourself met with this Church, and promptly to fill every blank spot
laim set up in any of the few Methodist pa. open fo r occupancy, let us concede recipro-
ecaly the same right, and let us avoid seeking
pers we have seen. But we find in the Christian to weaken her where she has a just possession.
Wilness a statement that we presume is found- In a few years the.leaders of the past, with all
d on a more extensive reading than we have their virtues, misfortunes, or laults, will have
ad of such papers, gone, leaving a pensive memory behind them,
The Witness-an Ohio paper-speaking of Our heart feels little but tenderness toward
southern churches, says: them. God is their and our judge. But soon
"If after the storm of war is over, not only will they have departed, but the pas-
If after the storm of war is over, Aoee sons and inducemInto to defend oppression
churches are left standing in their integrity ons and inducements to defend oppresbe
and barring out Northern churches from the will have also passed away. TAten may there be
nd barring out Northern churches from the a natural, g ontaneous, an equal, andagenn-
onged for spoils and dominion, the disappoint a natural, i a nod seed tha day l, and But
tent to the latter will be most grievous, and e reunion. May euod seed that day new
the war will be regarded by them as having in order to it, let us avoi- Acreting any new
ailed of its most sacred and important object. grounds of unnecessary offence.'
Be this as it may, as a matter of fact, vultures "We do not know how such utterances Will
were never more swift to their prey, than are be received by certain extreme men among us;
bose churcnes in 'their attempts to improve and we doubt whether our own approval will
the apparent opportunity to establish teem. favor their admission among -that class; but
elves in the South on the supposed ruins of we nevertheless venture to pronounce the
hit they call disloyal Churches.' The M. Doctor's views magnanimous, statesmanlike,
E. Church especially exhibits her indecency and christianlike, and they show heart as well
nd want of moral principle by her impatience as head, and we honor any man, of whatever
a this regard. She claims to be the original pitty, who is capable of such sentiments.
roprietor of all that has for twenty years been Substantially t ese views are our own. We
sed and enjoyed by the M. E. ,hurch South: h tve looked to time (that is to say Providence)
hat the act of their own General Conference for the success of our plan. We have, again
e 1844 by which a plan'of a -paration between and again, intimated our doubt of any very 1O
he Northern and Southern Conferences was immediate success.- The three years which
adopted, was unconstitutional and void, that must yet pass before the next General Con-
he decision of the Supreme Court of the Uni- ference, when alone anything authoritative or
ed States on a question of property arising conclusive on the question can be effected,
ut of that act endorsing its binding effect, is may afford facilities for it which do not yet ex-
nworthv of regard, because the decision was ist; but, be it practicable s3oner or later, we
rendered by a pro-slavery judge and under a insist that the design should be uniformly
ro slavery administration: and that all the avowed as not only desirable, but ultimately
motion of the parties since then, recognizing practicable, and that it should never be al-
he reality of their separation into two lawful lowed to fail.
clesiastical bodies, should be ignored and 'We are conscious, in this persistent advo-
et at naught, as done under constraint on cacy of restoration, that we stand on strong
heir part. By this kind of unscrupulous logic ground, on the Church's only tenable p"ei.
hey seen to mike it appear that- the original tion; and. that the denomination will, in a few
properly, with all that has been added to it years, acknowledge that we were right. M-y -
nce, ought now to revert to themselves. The it not then be too lately This paper was the
*tiles in leading Methowd .' /.,.'.,: ih ample first to propound the great measure. We tate
oofftheoc rrectnessof :',.'je! ,,..: the full responsibility of itp and shall be the
S WISER COUNSELS. last to abandon it."
e anose asr f mar w C-, OL' OVERCOMES THE
fly than the above quotations indicate. It is '- WORLD.
refreshing, after what has gone before, to find Vitory over self is victory over the world.-
nechristiansentimentremaining toanyoftheir It is not the outward enemy, but the traitor
liters. We give from The Methodist ynarticle, within, that storms rr undermines the citasdel
which breathes a better spirit, and to every no. of spiritual life. Alas thef the gates are so often
le,ja-s and fra- rnal sent:ni.nt it ui r. our unbarred for the hosts of evil to enter! Ala
ln heart t.af.. is. T b tcol ihear el that the soul should so easily murtender, and
"MthbbrLit R-c.1.n Ji-n." sod e aicl e suffer itself to be laid waste 1 A. in the con-
full, a.tI ih iit i cl .be*iL e.:t. fiots of nations the conquering army reinforces
"'The church evidently feels profoundly the its own strength by the munitions of war taken
importance of the question of Southern ecelep from the vanquished foe, so does the victorious
asticalreconstruction. Methodi-m enrolled in soul gather new force from every struggle with
be Southern States before the war, about 700,.- temptation.
00souls; if we may assume that500,000 of them Yet the victory is gained, not by self-confi-
emain, it becomes, to all good-men, a momen- deqce and spiritual pride, but by humility and
ouns inquiry, what ought we-what can we do self-abnegation. The bumblesoulis trulystrong,
or the relief, the religious weif.re, and eccles- and safe rom fall. What outward poe can
astical restoration of these hosts whatevermay as s ro fil h or power cantu
have been their political or moral abberations? abas him, who, while he references the nature
Were it possible for us to add safely to the God has given him, still is lowly in his own
hurch in one year the same number of souls eyes, "esteeming others better than himself!"
n any foreign land, the whole denomination. What circumstance or condition of life can be
he whole christian world,, would be excited adverse to him whose will is merged in the will
rith interest for so great an achievement. We of God ? Oh the strength that grows from self-
allude to the subject in this light only for a renunciation 1 Oh the peace thatflows in upon.,
passing illustration, not presuming to place
Southern Methodism on a par with such a for- the will subdued, when the man, though "lord
sign evangelical conquest, and by no means of himself," through entire mastery over his
supposing that, if our measures of reconstrue- affections and passions, feels that all his
tion fail, Southern Methodism must utterly strengthh is in God," and in the might or Him
fail. But we believe that, whatever may have who overcame the world I To him the tide of
been the errors of the past few years, the mass life flows "like a broad river's peat ful might,"
of Southern Methodists are earnest, praying through sunshine and through storm bearing
christians; ,h is providential chastening
they have 's1 r Ily passed through, cannot steadily on its appointed course, H abundant
have failed to prepare them for better things, peace is not stoicism. Like that of his d e,
folsa new and salutary history; that they are Master, his heart is the home of all sweet afeo-.
desolate with the late calamities of their States, tions. He is still a being of smiles and tears;
churches and families, and are therefore entil. tenderly alive to the joys of human sympathy,
tied to our brotherly consideration and sym- ..oth in ,;ing and t-ceiving the bitaed chbr-
pathy; that we should approach them in their ien of lire. At leaure from internal strife, he
present painful circumstances, only with words
of christian counsel and tenderness; that by has a word oi courage for the tempted. comfort
their restoration to our denominational fellow- for the onrtoing, reproof lf.r the hardened
ship, we shlah not only gain an additional ec- manner, hope for tie penitent.
clesiaslioal-strength which it would take gene- Such I.ves are led by ood'a beatchildren here
rations to acquire by our usual labors else- below. Lord, evermore grantl us the pesce that
where, but we shall secure one of the most spring' from victory over selfish aims, and the
potent means of national restoration and tran. spngon of oryr wills into thine ,-Sany Bh-
quilization. Assuredly, if any devout man absorption f our wills into thine fty R
sees insurmountable moral objections to the lii9 Mii agazne.
conciliatory plan we have lately recommended,
he must deplore the fact with deepest sadness, TER MosT pnrt a KNOWLEE.-' I have
as depriving both the Christian and the patriot taken mu ih pains," says the learned Salden,
of a supreme advantage. **to know everything that wasesteewed worth
"Our periodicals do not let this great lifes- knowing among men, b-t with all my diiquiar-
tion subside; nor should they. The last Metho- tionsand reading, totaingnow remains wth me
diet Quarterly discusses it in an editorial. After to comfort me &h the close of life. but this pas-
stating with his usual emphasis his objections t cmrtmea: 'It is a faithful Baying, and
to the restoration of some of the Southern sagef St. Paul: It i a faithful saying, an
Methodist leaders, bishops, etc, Dr. Whedon worthy of all acceptation, that Jesus Christ
takes, we think, some very sensible views of camelinto the world to save sinners." To this
the subject. Heis unwilling to wholly indorse I cleave, and herein I rest."
' the severe and' hasty report of the late New- --- ,___ --- _
England Conference respecting it.' 'We pro- Giri,.--I have been young. and. now am
nounce,' he says, 'no general unchristianising old, and is I stand before God to night, I der
ban, nor would we open any mission of de- clare that nothing I have ever given in char ty
struction either upon the character or the is regretted. 0 no 1 it is theaicliea we keep
organization of the Church South. As to un- n ay abide
chriatianiztog them-God help nul-are wenot that perish; that wpreh s g.ven a ay r bide
I, even herein, sinners? How pure, in re- with us forever; it impresses it-If onosr char
asd to slavery, has been our own Church? a ter, and tells on our eternsl det~ ?y forth
And how muh purer in the same region, and bhabit of charity for this life ewll company us
under the same pressure, should we have been to the next. The bud whica beegsn to open
than Southern Methodism ? Mark how the here will blossom in full exansionB hereafter,
degree of ptity' has coincided with our gee- t delight the e)e of angels and beautify tne
graphical and political latitude. Had slavery dte od. Let u, now and orinvery Oo-
existed over our whole country as densely and parade f tr e' Owtibeaiyc-
at despotically sa in South Carolina, would the asion hereafter, practice that ihberality which
sew.iagland Conference have rung quite so in death we shall approse, and reprtbate the
clearly h.erpaa of pr y- and freedom Let parsimony which we then shall condemn.
ts be desgrctie Of-t-eite; bit o hisn wamr There ti no fi ceion so small, but we should
nor decide his se before God. While, there ink under it, if God uphold, us not.








MACON, GA., SEPTEMBER 7,1865.

MACON, GA., SEPTEMBER 7, 1865.


"LOYALTY" OF SOUTHERN METHODISTS.
We find in an exchange the following extract
from The (N. I.) Methodist. That paper speak-
ing of the number of the R. C. Advocate issued
in June, says:
"We have read it with care, in ordeij.o as-
certain how far Southern Methodists ate dis-
posed to be loyal to the Union."
The paper from which we take the extract
does not state the conclusion reached by the
methodist. There were, we believe, no distinct
utterances on that subject in our issue. Per-
haps it may be well to state distinctly our own
opinion respecting the "loyalty" -f "Southern
Methodists," that the question may no longer
trouble an anxious contemporary.
But let us premise, that we can speak only
as an individual-one who may perhaps have
a tolerably fair opportunity of knowing the
opinions of many other individuals, "South-
ern" ai to geographical, and "Methodists" as
to church, relations. We have no official
authority to declare what are the political
opinions of "any Southern Methodist. We
speak of them only as citizens. Our Church
makes no inquiry as to the politics of its memr-
bers. It has adopted no political platform. If
any administrator, of either high or low degree,
has ever acted as though it had done so, he
has certainly transcended the authority the
Church has conferred. We may imagine a
preacher pressing his individual political opin,
ions upon a congregation notin sympathy with
him, until he has become obnoxious and loses
his influence. In this case, it may be neces-
sary for the bishops-to remove him-but this,
not for his opinions, but for his imprudence
and unacceptibility-in a word, for being a
political, instead of a gospel, preacher. In no-
other case can we conceive of the Southeirn
Methodist Church or its authorities, ever ask-
ing or caring about the v~ ics of its members.
Whatever, thcore, of a political tendency
ltgna nave been found in the Advocate, it could
be only the opinion of the editor, for which
none but himself would be responsible; and,
therefore, it was not to be expected that our
contemporary would find there the opinions of
Southern Methodists, as such, on political
questions.
But passing into the sphere of a citizen and
speaking of those of our fellow-citizens who
happen, like ourself, to be Methodists, we can
assure our brother editor of their "loyalty," as
we can also that of other citsens, members of
other churches. From what we learn of Meth-
odist citizens in the border States, we judge
that they have remained faithful to the Union;
So we are informed by letters, and'we have
seen resolutions passed by the Kentucky Con-
ference, which speak of the rebellionu as natu-
rally as Conferencesof a higher latitude, do; and
yet we are assured that most of these brethren
remain staunch Southern Methodists. We sup-
pose they will pass with, the editor'of the Meth-
odist, and we are confident that the Church will
treat them just as she does the "rebels," Ion
the ground that their political opinions are
not a proper sulect of ecclesiastical inquisition.
So muc', for the boiler.
known in the North emphatically as "rebels,"
are the citizens-Methodist citizens we will'
say-of whom we now write. We feel certain
that we know more of their sentiments, whethl-
er clergy or laity, than any Northern editor or
politician-wizard -br clairvoyant-can know ;
and we speak understandingly when we say,
that they are resolved to act in perfect good
faith in their efforts to restore a constitutional
Union. And they will do so, if not driven to
desperation, by the insults, outrage and bad
faith of those wfo are striving now to obstruct
the paci6cation of the country. True, a vast
majority of these citizens in 1861, did, as they
asserted for self protection and without any
purposes of aggression, frame another govern-
ment than that they had lived under. In this
they declared themselves warranted by a prin-
ciple underlying American independence, viz:
"That to secure certain unalienable rights,
governments are instituted among men, deriv-
ing their just powers from the consent of the
governed; and that whenever any form of gov-
ernment becomes destructive of these ends, it is
the right of the people to alter or- abolish it,
and to institute a new government, laying its
foundation on such principles and organizing
its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
most likely to effect their safety and happi-
ness."
They were so infatuated as to declare, that
it was inconceivable to them that good repub-
licans could gainsay this principle, which, as
they thought, gave birth to the revolution of
'1776. They were mistaken. Their northern
fellow citizens contested this right, and came
with arms, to make them surrender theig Con-
stitution and to restore that they had- repudia-
ted. The Southern people resisted manfully,
but the Yankees and Germans, the Irish and the
negroes, were too strong for them, and, in the,
end, the Generals surrendered their armies.
They know certainly that they are whipped-
but sometimes boast that they first gave the
best fight they could with a feeble handful
against more than 1,000,000" soldiers. When
their leaders had succumbed before vast odds
in numbers and resources-overwhelmed and
beaten, but not diagraced-the great mass
of Southern citizens felt that they must yield
to circumstances, and. that it would be utter
madness to essay longer to maintain the con-
stitution and government to which their pre-
ference was given. They, therefore, propose
now in good faith to yield their allegiance to
that Constitution which was so forcibly pressed
upon them for four years, the Constitution of
the old Union. They once lived under it, and
their efforts to frame other having hopelessly
tailed, they expect to live under it, again,
peaceably--obediently-"-loyally,," and under
it to find that protection to life, liberty and
property which it guarantees to the humblest
citizen. To bring them to this, they suppose
was the'only purpose-and it was soproclaimed
from "Dan to Beersheba,"-that the United
-States Government had, when the "Union as
it waa" was pressed upon them at the point of
the bayonet.


The bayonet triumphed, and President John.
son offered to the great majority of our citizens
amnesty (oblivion) for the past, on condition
that they would take an oath "faithfully to
defend the Constitution of the United States
and the Uion qf the States thereunder." Our
Southern citizens (Methodists and others not
excepted in the proclamation,) have taken or
will take this oath, and faithfully-keep it
without one thought of violating it. The
honest truth in, that having failed to estab-
lish an independent government, their chief
desire now is to secure a place in that other
"Union under the Constitution," so long and so
urgently proffered them. They believe that the
authorities at Washington are disposed to open
the way for such return to the Union; 'though
it is well known here that pragmatical relig-
ionists at the North are making mighty efforts
to obstruct the Government in carrying out
any wise, just or humane purposes-that the
Christian creed of some-growing perhaps
rapidly into a condition of church membership
v--is, that the Northern States are the Union,
and the Southern States dependencies or terri-
tories which should be taxed but ought not to
be represented-that there is nobody here but
guerrillas, robbers, house-burners, and that
every miserable sinner among uis only wait-
ing for the withdrawal of the United States
troops to rise in armed rebellion, and to march
straightway into the North, there to burn,
ravage, slay, destroy, devastate, ruin the reo-
ple, and overturn the "beat. Government under
the sun."
Fearful of such dire calamity, these worship-
pers find their idol, in the idea of keeping up
a perpetual military rule here, lest these terri-
ble plunderers should at once inaugurate a
carnival of ruin. Their gospel adds, that we
are tobe governed thor ghlMy, in buying and sel-
ling, in hiring ann renting, in sowing and
harvesting, in thinking and speaking, in voting
and legislating, in living and dying, and if we
should perchance die out of the pale of the
Union church, the privilege of resurrection will
be denied to our bodies bythese regulators of the
universe, unless on conditions they set. In
a word, their creed is, "embrace the ,negrd,
and use him to humiliate the white man"--
their animus is that of the devil. But these
propagandists cannot convert. the Southern
people to a love of the Union by such satanic
dogmas-and their policy can never secure
that Union of the States under the Conhitution, which
we have just sworn to defend. The President
will not, as it now appears, a lopt it; and there
is reason to believe that the Government in-
tends to offer the South terms which will secure
the spontaneous and hearty allegiance of a
people, whoknow how to.suffer nobly in de-
fence of their opinions, and as nobly to yield
to the adverse decision of arms. The promise
seems that these States are to be admitted to
the Union, on the basis of the Constitution,
and it may be argued that the Government has
virtually pledged itself to this, in calling on
the people to swear allegiance to that Coneti-
tution. We believe the measures inaugurated
for restoring the autonomy of the States look
to this result-to Georgia standing presently
alongside New York, equal to her in dignity,
called to like duties, endowed with like privi-
liges, and subject 'to no more oppressivq pondi-


*


T'hes is, as southern citizens understand it, the
foiture political condition which we are sworn
to'support, and we can pledge the great mass
of these citizens, whether Methodists or Bip-
tists, *resbyterians or Episcopalians or nothing,
to fidelity to their, oath. Their opinions re-
specting the p mtay not change; but it is
not entire u ln ity of opinion but only
obedience to lawsm at a Government can-de.
mand, and this the South has sworn to give,
honestly, heartily, without mental reservation.
Its citizens have proved their fidelity to avowed
principles, by sacrificing more than four-fifths
of the wealth of their section-have been re-
duced -to a condition of helplessness, whence
they cannot rise in "rebellion," if they would,
before time enough shall have elapsed to cool
the heated blood and effect a fusion of dis,
cordant sectional elements, if the other section
will alloo it,-and with open hands and honest
hearts, they now propose to prove themselves
equally faithful to the obligations imposed by
iust laws and assumed under the sanction of a
solemn oath.
We know that many Northern.people will
pretend not to believe this assertion-perhaps
will not believe it, having reached that point
where they are given over to believe any lie,
that the great mischief-maker whom they
serve can tell them. Pultil,eve it or not,
what we declare is truth. If there are any who
nesitate to take the oath, it is becauAs they
fear that this ferocious so-called Christian party
will push their schemes, get control of the
Government, and render impossible any "Union
under the Constitution," such as we are sworn
to maintain.
Now to this party, not particularly as Metho-
dists or as Christians, but as citizens, Southern-
ers must be opposed. The latter are sworn to
maintain a union under the Constitution-the
former seek to hold the South by force-as
subjects not as co-equals in the Government.
We are "loyal"-they are in spirit disloyal to
that fundamental instrument. It is the duty
of good citizens to oppose their disorganizing
policy, to denounce themes enemies of law and
order, and as obstructing the pacification of
the nation. The dethodiat has no scruples
about entering the arena of politics, and there-
* fore he may do good service towards securing
that unwavering loyalty among Southern citi-
zens (Methodists if he will) about which he
seems solicitous, by using all his great power in.
endeavoring to overthrow at the North this
party of radical disunionists. We hope he is
"loyal;*" that he can take and will keep the
oath that has been proposed to the South, as
faithfully aA "Southern Methodists" will do.
We should be shocked to know that after his
past "loyalty," he cannot sustain a Constitu-
tional Union with the South; we would rejoice
to be. able to assgn him a prominent place
amopg those around him, who are as "loyal" to
such a Union as "Southern Methoedists" and.
our other citizens are, and that he will stand
by us in the honest purpose and enddvor to
have a Government unrivalled in its renown
for "w'doin, moderation and iustice,"


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RECONSTRUCTION OF THE P. E. CHURCH.
At the present time, it seems probable that
the two branches of the Protestant Episcopal
Church will reunite. As part of the history of
'the times, we put.together what we have gath-
ered from various sources in refereP to this
church.
It' seems that the Bishop of Texas, was in
haste to transfer himself and his diocese to the
Northern church. He went over'vbry soon
after the surrender. The.Bishop of Virginia
very early in an address to his clergy and laity,
restored the old form of prayer, and adds;
I do not hesitate to recommend its' use in
public worship by the good people of this dio-
cese, and to express the hope that they will be
true and faithful to its spirit in all their actions
and intercourse with their fellow-citizens-that
the resumed civil relations may be happily
maintained, and redound to the glory of God,
and the temporal and spiritual welfare of the
nation."
Bishop Green, of Mississippi, moves a little
more cautiously. He first proposed the use of
a very general petition for rulers ahd all in an;
thonrty. More recently he addresses his clergy:
-"Being now convinced that the military aun
thority at present over us has no disposition to
interfere with our services, and wishing to con-
form, as far as may be, with thlworship of our
brethren in the more Northern dioceses, I now
request, that so soon as the military rule shall
cease to be exercised over us, and our State
government shall be re-established in the exer-
cise of her constitutional rights, you will use
the prayer Tor the "President of the United
States, and all in civil authority," as prescri-
be* in the Prayer Book. To use that prayer at
present would be equivalent to wishing the
success and continuance of a domination which,
even in its mildest forms, is repugnant to the
spirit of any people.
"I will take occasion here to reply, as well as
I can, to a question which has been frequently
asked of me since te late reverse in our polit-
cal affairs, v,z: "Will the Southern church re-
turn to its former connection with our North-
ern brethren'; or will she retain her present or-
ganization ?" No satisfactory answer can be
given to this question until the meeting of our
next General Council. But for my own part, I
hesitate not to say that my decided preference
is to remain as we are, two separate and inde
pendent oiginizations."
Bishop Wilmerfof Alabama, in a rescript of
June 20, to the clergy and laity of his diocese,
.tells them that "the lapse of the Confederate
Government does not necessarily involve the
disorganization of the General Council of the
Church within the limits of that Government.
Two Church organizations may exist under the
one Government, as is the case in Great Britain,
whpre the Church in England and the Church
in Scotland exist as distinct organizations under
one civil Government. Therefore no charge of
schism can justly lie against the Church in the
Southern States, in case she should see fit to
perpetuate herself through a separate organiza-
tion. Whether she shall do so remains to be
decided by ecclesiastical authority."
Meanwhile, the olive branch is held out to
these "rebel" brethren. The New York Churck
Journal says it speaks by authority in announu.
cing- that the course to be pursued in the ap-
proaching General Convention of the Episcopal
Church will be to call the full roll of the dio-
ceses, and "if any or all of the Southern bish-
ops or dioceses choose to be present, they will
only need to hand in their names and their cre-
dentials, answer to their names, and take their
seats, as of old time, without doubt, questiornor
--- ,AfsIf.~L a aort.whalsatsoervprsLI __
In A recent letter to the Southern bishops,
Bishop Hopkins, senior bishop of the P. E,
Church, says :
".Right .Rverend and Dear Brothers: The long
and mournful period of national dissension has
now passed away, through the overruling prov-
idence of Almighty God our Heavenly Father,
.whose counsels arelil govern, by unerring
wisdom and unfailing love. Tne union of the
States is rapidly advancing to a perfect resto-
ration, and it will be a sad reproach to our
christian principles if the lack of union in the
church should indicate our disregard of the
great law, which enjoins religious concord with
our brethren. I consider it a duty, therefore,
especially incumbent on me, as the senior
bishop, to testify my aflectienate attachment
to those among my colleagues from whom I
have been separated during those years of suf-
fering and calamity; and to assure you person-
ally of the cordial welcome which awaits you
at our approaching general convention.
"In this assurance, however, I pray you to
believe that 1 do not stand alone. I have cor-
responded on'thepubjeet with the bishops, and
think myself authorized to state that they syms
patbize with me generally in the desire to see
the fullest representation of the churches from
the South, and to greet their brethren in the
Episcopate with the kindliest feeling.
"The past cannot be recalled; and though it
may not soon be forgotten, yet it is the part of
christian wisdom to bury it forever, rather than
to suffer.it to interfere with the present and the
future interests of unity and peace. I trust,
therefore, that I shall enjoy the precious grat-
ification of seeing you and your deputies in your
proper place at the regular triennial meeting;
and I pray that the Divine Redeemer, who is
the Prince of Peace, may prosper our conven-
tion with the Holy Spirit of consolation and
fraternal love, and consecrate our work with
his effectual blessing."
The Council held recently in Georgia, raised
a committee on the subject of reunion. In a
report, that committee expressed their great
anxiety for such a reunion, and their pleasure
at the receipt of the cordial invitation of the
presiding bishop of the United States .to send
delegates to the General Council. They sub-
mitted two resolutions.
The first resolution declares that the Diocese
of Georgia will resume its connection with the
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United
S ates, whenever the bishop shall consider such
course consistent with the good faith which
this diocese owes to the bishops in the late
Confederate States.
The second resolution provides that deputies
shall be elected to the General Council of the
Church in the Southern States, with the un-
derstanding that if, in the judgment of the
bishop, any contingency shall arise to render a
representation in the General Convention of
the United States necessary, the same deputies
shall attend that body.
Bishop Elliott has written an able and elo-
quent letter to the editor of the Chu-rch Joumnal,
which contains some sentiments in which many
of our readers will sympathize. He says
"My objection to the action of the diocese of
Texas is not so much as to what she has done,
as to her manner of doing it. Thereunionwill
take place and that very soon, I have no doubt,
but it ought to take place in such wise as to
preserve our good faith to our brethren and to
each o.her. .. . I think it is on? ditty'
to guard the memory of our dceased bilhops


Meade, Otey, and especially our beloved Polk.
Not that we should expect any endorsement
from the General Convention of their views arid
actions, but that we should feel assured that no
reproach, either direct or implied, will be cast
upon their graves. About ourselves, the living,
we care but little; we are hete and can. defend
ourselves ;-but the reputation of the dead is in
our keeping, and we can fraternize with nobody
who would willingly disturb their ashes. They
have lived and died for us, and however wrong
others may think them, we revere their memo-
ory and Weep over their graves.
"Nor, I frankly say it, do I anticipate, when
recalling the worthy, high-toned men who once
formed otur General Convention, any action that,
would be disparaging to them or painful to us;
but yet I feel it to be the duty of the church,
over which I have been called temporarily to
preside, to guard against any such possibility.
Silence, if you please, but let it be distinctly
understood that there shall not be a word of
oblrquy or dispraise. Let them stand'or fall to
their Masterand our Master; one far more com-
petent to judge of them andus than we are of
each other.
.. 'In pursuanco of these preliminary views my
opinion is, as I have already expressed to Bish-,
op H. Potter, in reply to the letter to which you
make allusion in yours, "that if at the meeting
of the General 'Convention in October, that
body was to lpss a joint resolution, returning
thanks for peace, expressing the hope and de-
sire that it might lead to a reunion of the dio-
cese:r, and appointing a committee of Bishops,
Clergy and Lity to meet a-like committee from
our Council, which sits iq November, with full
power to conclude an arrangement, there will
be no farther difficulty.
"I cannot now speak authoritatively for any--
body, but my opinion is that by tWis method we
can be saved from much trouble in the future.
God knows that I for one, desire nothing more
heartily than peace, but then it must be peace
which is pure, inere, and without hypocrisy.
I have been, probably,- as 'earnest a Southern
man as anybody, yet I never found any fault
with the church up to the moment of our se-
cession. What has happened since on our side,
has not arisen from the normal action of our
organization, but from extraneous influences
which have now partially ceased, and will soon
entirely, cease.
I like this plan better, (so 1 continue to
Bishop Potter,) than our going back and casting
ourselves upon mercy and sufferance, not be-
cause of any false pride, but because I think
that the reunion will be more cordial and the
feelings of self-respect will be better preserved
on both sides. And the church should desire
'to maintain and uphold the self-respect of all
its members, remembering that they are of the
Body of Christ. In this way we shall become
in our reunion, the admiration of the country,
as we were for so many years, during all the
fierce wrangling which receded secession, its
wonder, for our reticenle and self-control.
'*So much for the church; now for myself.-
You.wonder, in your letter, that the Bishop of
Georgia did not lead the way in such action an
the Bishop of Texas las taken. I could not
conscientiously have.done so, for the reasons
given above, even had I desired it, and I con-
fess that I was not anxious to to be the first to
submit myself to the yoke which has been pre
pared for me. It is very easy for you, sitting in
the midst of plenty, wi.h evesytling flourishing
about you, with the world fawning upon you
because of success, with a future seemingly as
bright as prosperity can make it, to wonder at
our backwardness in acknowledging the bles-
sings of peace and reunion ; but the case is very
different .with us, whose homes are desolate.
whose friends and relatives and children are
utterly impoverisha, whose social order is to-
tally subverted, whose future is dark and al-
most hopeless. I can humble myself under the
mighty hand of God, and I can call my people
to patience and endurance'; but, even through
grace I can do no more. I do not mean to
complain; we entered upon this struggle, which
was irrepressible and forced upon us, after hav-
ing counted the cost, but I should be a hypo-
crite if I cam" forward with a smile upon my
i ac-, a L.4 r ai.i t. I rejoiced in itia.do not re-
joice in it; bat I have taken the oath of allegLi
ance, and mean to keep it; and I have advised
my people to take it and be good citizens, and
above all to do the best for the poor unfortu-
nate negroes, whose future is dark and misera-
ble beyond conception. Already they are per-
ishing by thousands, and the whole race will
now go out before civilization (so-called) and
competition, as the Indians are doing. We can
survive the change, and one day flourish again,
but not they; their fate is sealed; and the edict
of Puritanism has already gone forth, If you
cannot and will not work, you must die." The
farthest I can go in behalf of these fanatics, is
to cry, Father forgive them, for they know
not what they do."
"I cannot'write any more now. My heart is
too full. I have written to you frankly and
fully, and you can make any use of this letter
you.please. My opinions I desire to be known;
I wish nothing concealed before reunion, and,
therefore, I am glad that my sermon over the
body of my beloved friend and brother, Polk,
was re-published in Te ChristianWitiness. If I
have erred, and can be shown my error, I shall
be ready, by the grace of God, to humble 'my-
self and acknowledge my sin; but until then,
I wish all my words and deeds to be "before all
Israel and before the sun." I am afraid of only
one judge, and He is the Judge of the conquer-
or as well as-the conquered." Success with Him,
is not the measure of right and reward."

RELIGIOUS PROSCRIPTION IN MISSOURI.
A new constitution recently adopted in Mis-
souri, by a small majority provides as a prere-
quisite to the franchise, that the voter is obliged
to swear that he has "always been truly and
loyally on the side of the United States against
all enemies thereof, foreign and domestic,"
and that he ever "will bear true faith and alle.
giance to the United States;" and then anoth-
er section provides that no person who does
not take and file this oath shall "be competent
as a bishop, priest, deacon, minister, elder, or
other clergyman of any religious persuasion
sect, or denomination, to teach, or preach, or
solemnize marriages." -
This is aimed partly at the ministers of the
M. E. Church, South, who are accused of "sym-
pathizing with the rebellion," but principally
against the Roman Catholics who are charged
with holding allegiance to a foreign ruler-the
Pope, as well as with being in favor of recession:
There is a general spirit of resistance to this
political test oath, as an infraction of constitu-
tional rights. We see it stated that the Catho.
lic bishop requires that his clergy shall not
take it, and refusal, even to persecution, is
counselledr on the part of other Churches,
until the judiciary can decide the constitution-
ality of the provision.
PoLITICAL PiAOceino.-The New York Jour-
nal of Commrace says; A very serious difficulty
is now raised in many of the churches on the
subject of re-union with Southern churches,
ahd recognition of members of those churches.
The doctrine has been so thoroughly taught in
some pulpits that patriotism is piety, and the
gospel has been so long withheld from the
people in those churches, that it is not at all
surprising now to heat the question of fitness
for heaven discussed and decided on partisan
political grounds.


McKENDREE CHURCH, NASHVILLE
Last .Tannery, Gov. Johnson, ,f Te',n ,,
whom Presilent Lincoln, had rr erred l.-.-
plication of the rightful owners ot MeKendre,
Church, to have it returned them, issued an
order from which the following is an extract:
"It appears from a statement of facts, which
ha been filed in this office, in reference to
the loyalty of the parties who make, the appli-
cation for, the restoration, that Bishop Soule is
and has been loyal to the Government of the
United Siates, and the ofifliating minister and
trustees, have long since taken the amnesty
oa t. sand that there is no charge of any viola-
tion by thesm of the same; on the contrary.
there is protf that it has been observed in good
faitlh. and that they have complied with the
Consuiution and laws of the United States,.
'''le order issued by the Secretary of War on
the 30:h of November, 1863, looks exclusively
to the loyalty of the Bishops and the officiating
ministers. it is therefore my decision that th.
Bishops and the officiating ministers and the
frustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in
whom the title and control is vested, are enti-
tied to the possession of the McKeadree Caurch
and other property pertaining to the same, in
the city of Nashville, and that they ss repre-
sentalives of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
be restored to the possession and occupation of
the same until such time as it shall be disposed
of by regular proceedings in the court under
the confiscation act of Congress, if it shall have
been forfeited to the Government of the United
State'.
"R y decision is that the church, parsonage
and other property pertaining to said church
be restored to the parties as above stated."
Why this order was not executed, we know
not. The church was not given up, and re-
cently application was made for it to President
Johnson. In his order restoring the church,
parsonage and other property pertaining to it,
he says
"The views entertained by me, in regard (o
the property above mentioned at the date of the
report of which the within is a copy, have un-
dergone no change, but, on the contrary, I am
more fully convinced of the justice of such de-
termination.
I have, therefore, to direct that the action
indicated in said report be immediately had;
and further, that all hInonies received as rent
for aid property since the date of said report,
to-Wit: the 22d of January, 1865, beat the
same time turned over to the parties restored
to the possession of the premises.
[Signed] ANDREW JOHNSOS,
President United States "
PsasoNsA..-The Revs. W. W. Bennet of the
Virginia Conference, and F. A. Mood, of S. C.
Conference, have returned from Earope, whith-
er they went last spring. .-The Rev. John Poi-
sal, always a staunch friend to Southern Meth-
odists, is on a visit in the South. The Rev. T.
A. Ware, of Va., well known in the South, has
been sent to Cumberland St.,'Norfolk. -The
Rev. J. C. Cranberry is preaching, as pastor, to
large congregations in Market St. Church, Pe-
tersburg, Va. The Rev. Jas. A. Duncan left
Richmond in April, went to Spartanburg, S. C.,
and has only recently returned to the Broad St.-
charge. While in S. C. there was an interest-
ing revival in the church at Spartanburg. The
Rev. T. H. Early, son of' Bishop Early, is ap-
pointed P. E. on Fredericksbhrg and Washing.
ton Dist. Va. Conference, where he is superin-
tending the organization of the circuits and
stations in that desolated region. W. T. Smith-
son, Esq., with whose name Southern Metho-
dists are so familiar, is now doing business in
Baltimore. We see from an exchange that the
2ev. E. A. Bolles is appointed Agent for South
CarolinaJnd Georgia of the American Bible So-
ciety. The Rev. Dr. Armstrong, (Pres.) thf
subject of much persecution during the war,
has returned to the charge of his church in
Norfolk.- Dr. Handy, longer prisoner in Fort
Delaware, is again in Norfolk. Dr. Grundy,
wholeft the 2d Pres. church in Memphis for
Ohio, after the war opened, is dead. We learn
that Dr. Summers was recently in Nashville,
having travelled all the way from Tuskaloosa in
a wpgon-impecuniosity, a disease now preva-
lent at the South, rendering that the most
healthful means of conveyance. -We trust the
readers of the Advocate will hear ajain shortly
-from their old: favorite Dr. Sehon has been
pardoned by the President, and was at the
North when last heard from. Dr. Greenis is
Nashville, waiting for pardon. Dr. MeFerrin
has been restored to citizenship, but has met
with it serious loss by the burning of his pleas-
ant residence in Edgefield.
FIast St. CHURCHn, MAcoN.-The Rev. C. R.
Jewett, Pastor of this Church, has gone to
work with great energy to finish his house of
worship. The difficulties to be met and over-
come at this time, are such as would discourage
most men; but his indomitable perseverance
seems likely to carry him through; unless he
should unfortunately overwork himself and
bring on severe sickness-which he has already
done more than once. Indeed, he is absent
now recruiting his health, which has been
much impaired this summer. But the work
on the Church must go on. It is imperative
that the congregation be furnished better and -:
more comfortable accommodation, than the
basement affords. Much has been done, with
the scanty means that the pastor has been able
to command: but more money is needed, and
it is confidently believed that a liberal public
will give all necessary aid in this commendable
enterprise.. _
WZSLSYAY FaMALm COLLZGE.-No better for-
tune can be given to a daughter than a supe-
rior education. No more useful or honorable
path is open to our young women than that of
teacher ; and to be good teachers they ought
to be well educated.- The Wesleyan Female
College has perhaps furnished the South more
first class teachers than any other Institution.
It yet holds its high course, and offers to the
public such facilities as healthy location, rea-
sonable terms, and a thorough education be-
stowed by an able, experienced faculty, well
known for their scholarly attainments, and high
moral worth. The Institution is a public good;
and every good citizen should feel himself in-
terested in enabling it to maintain itself amid
the general poverty of the country. I-
A RU.INe EDERn of good moral character in
a church in Indiana, says the Frlee Christian Cbimn
mnonwealth, one who has held the office and faith*
fully performed its duties for thirty years, and
is represented as the wealthiest and hy far the
most liberal member of the church, was made
to emit the office, because, as a citison, he en- -
dorsed the "McC.ellan Platform" In the late
election for President.


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E -ORAN! i% 1- .i N From the Canton Press, Mso.
'L o', .. ., THE M(SSOUVI.CUONFERENCE OF THE M.
slu Airir ..lr (od o ebli.-y, ti,,(lMe-U.I E CHURCH SOUTH
odt I b t.obuttS, South, haRs not yet fulilled her
mission. I1ad t hel htl ,no other foundation It was our privilege to look in for a day upon
than the pro-,lavey platform which Northern this oody of ehrstianminister which convened
literature falsely assigned her, she would have in its regular annual session at Hannibal, on
fallen jth tile domestic institution. And no % wednesday, the 16th inst.,,and adjourned on
doubt. her eveties calculated with its abolition, Monday last. The session was pleasant and
the Stiuthern Church would have "dissolved harmonious throughout, and the religious ex-
like the baseless fabric of a vision, anl would eroises held in connexion therewith, profitable
have left not a wreck behind." 'Bat to their we trust, to all. Bishop Kavanaugh preached
amazement, it reappears after the smoke of on Friday night and Sabbath morning with
battle has rolled away, as formidable to their signal ability, and an,unction from on high.-
theories as ever. Those vaunted acquisitions We looked over the congregation during one
of her territory, heralded-with so much pomp, of the happiest flights, and wondered what a
a few months ago, will be no detriment to her, scene would be presented in theimpiiosiment
"in cethe winnowing fan will have purged her of such a body of men, for preaching w;ihout
floor of its light and incoherent stubble, and human authority,,-"'lhe unsearchable riches of
separated its genuine grain from incongruous the Gospel of Christ."
nmarures. As in the care of Paul andSilas, the midnight
According tihes.e iact, re.-igauis lon with air would resounid'tith their songs of praise.
uswll not le alvery difficult task. Ii will 1o0. and the very prison walls tremble, anl ihe
Sbe a work a5 n .,igs, bpt repsralory and supp.le. doors give .v under the overpowering map;
mentaryonly. Toadopt ht crplurl metsplh,,. fastatious ct ti, ,Jdvlse presence. We weie
the disciples must mend their nt1 l., plelced to note, however it, the del,.bleations
another draft from the vast shoals of the of ise Confereen. tno reference we aden
Amrican peo l. Enough remains or f he Conferene, te o reference wa made
American to Enough andremain South. Theor all tn-e to anvy possible political complicatona, or pros.
warden to d North and South. Tuhem on- reitive itleiferencewilh their legitimate work.
ward rush of-coming generations eummona all We preetume every minister will pursue what
to be on the alert to bring the mighty' muti- lie considers the path ol duty, and leave the
tudea to the shore. Let there be no:strife bhe result to God. The following are the appoint-
tween these fishers of men." Let all put on menins:
their coats and girdles, take their respective
boats, launch out into the deep, drop their ST. C aCALEs Ds'ITcr-B H Sr n, P IE.
seines on the : right side, and make for the St Charles cirouit-L R Downing. .
landing wil thier immense freight. When Point Grove circuit-J JS Allen.,
sinking from the o..rplus, let them call upon flint Hillcirouit-S K Fowler.
each tnher for help, anq ** bear or,,ne another's Warrenton oircuit-G Smith.
r.irdwr, sand so fulfil the law ol Citrist" High Hill circuit-R G Loving.
While p.i.airp foi th;s newi expedition, it Danville circuit-B W 09l. '
behooves thb supervisors of our Southern craft Fulton circuit-F A Savage.
to project immediate measures to take thf tide: New Bloomfield circuit-C Biabcock.
for, Mexico circuit-J F Shores.
There is a tide in the affairs of men. Ashley circuit-A. Spencer. I
Which, taken at the flood, leads on Louisiana circuit-W A Maybew.
To fortune." Auburn circeuit-J Sutton.
they have not Leen recreant to their p.r,.:.., FA r r DrsTircI-A MONROE, P E."
rho. herald voice of prepare is now ringing Fayette circuit-B F Johnson.
&long I, e c. ia ofl Z.on, and willing ears have Columbia circuit-J I Taylor. ,
caught ie sound God give -the increase I Rocheport circuit-D R Shackleford.
The following preliminaries -are required to ialsegow statir.n-.J (J Fullivan, C W Pri chet
refit the church for her present mission Supernumerary.
1. Re-organize the annual conferences. Fill Keyebville circa sit-Wm Penn
up their broken ranks. Recall chaplains, and Huntiville cirouit-T J Slart.
those who were officers and soldiers in the Middlegrove cirouit-C W Collett..
army, to their posts on the walls of our Zion, Paris clrcuit-W F Bell.
and re-occupy every inch of our abandoned Bloqmington circuit-D H Root.
territory. CIL.LicoTrs DisraOcT-W E DocEzaT, PE.
2. Re-organize thesoeieties. Collect scatter. Chillicothe circuit-J D Vincil.
ed congregations, re-build dilapidated houses of Linneus-W Perkins.
worship, revive the classes, restore the Sabbath. Gallatin and Springhill circuit-J Devlin, S
schools, those.folds for the lambs of the .flok, J Huffaker, S p.
and establish prayer-meeittng everyshr-re. Carrolton eirit-George Pe
Preach the gospel with she Holy Ghost sent Richmond ircuit-DR Protor, whe
down from heaven, and visit the sheep of the ferred. R Protor, when trans.
house of Israel from door to door. Millvillecircuit-S Alexander.
3. ConvenO a General onferenee, In .rle, io Albany circuit--To be supplied. -
review the whole ground, and to conform ecele Bucklin circuit-A F Zumwalt.
tastica! leglelatou to the new older of ev ote.
1- Reform the missionary slem, sena adj a.t ST. Jossra's DisarcT-H HHnEDrarH, P E.
is to the changes which have occurred in the St. Joseph's station-W M Leftwitch.
field of its operation. Rushville circuit-Wm Baraett.
5 Relume the publicatonel e cut i Platte City circuit--J C C Davis.
Whatever sacrifi.e. Books and eaaclts mL.t forth. New Market--DPenny.
with be-produced amongst ourselves. Hymn -- t Nolan.
books, disciplines, standard works, and every PFttas ..g-. i a.
species of our religious literature, are exhaust, Orego-G W Primrose.
ed. Theseauxiliaries cannot bepostponed one MaSrvi- acbMHouesi.
hour beyond the possibility of their existence. Savinah-Th- s Hurt.
6. Revise the finances of the church. The Maysviue-r A'Mumpowar.
ministry must be supported in currency or in HANIraBAL DisaTRcT-W M NwLAaUs, P E.
kind. Willing to submit to necessary privas Hannibal station-C I VanDevente,
tions for the cause of God, the liberality of the Palmyia stalion-H A Rourlan.l
church must, in an extraordinary degree, rise L.,Graange citcdit-W W McMurry.
to the emergency, as in apostolieotimes, and let Caniton circuit-W A Tarwater.
not the laborer suffer foT the want of his hire. Alexandria circuit-Thompson Penn.
Give him bread to eat that he may "go forth -Memphis circuit-To be supplied. -
bearing precious seed, and return, bringing his Edina circuit-J Metoalf.
sheaves with him." 'elbyv;lle circuit-R N Holiday.
With th3se appliances, Southern Methodism Sharpsburg and Emnmerson aircuit-FI H
will be itself again, and so far as its agency is Hudson.
concerned, the desert will rejoice and blos- Hydesburg circmt-L Rush.
*om as the rose."- Episeopal Methodist. Florida circuit-J W Adkinson,
N_' N G Berryman transferred to ihe KIeuilt.tky
LAY RIrxpsIaTATroN zIN T M. E. CHURcH, Conference.
(NonTH.)-AIl the signs of. the times show that H. Brown to be transferred.
the Methodists of the West are about to take E. M. Bounds to be transferred.
up lay representation in good earnest. We
published, recently, an encouraging editorial DBATB or THE Rrtv. Da. HAOArY.-OO hur chIh-
from the Central Christian Advocate, and last as in New York were startled last week by the
week we presented the proceedings of a meet- announcement of the death of the Rev. Dr.
ing of laymen, held in Indianapolis. 'A cen- Hagany, one of the editorial contributors to
trial committee for the West vi appointed, this paper, and pastor of the Thirtieth street
with headquarters at Chicago; branch commit. Methodist E. Church. While sitting in his
tees, in the principal western cities, were also chair, at home, and reading aloud to his wife
provided for. We hope that this beginning will from a volume of sermons, on Wednesday, June
be energetically followed up. The Central 28th, hIe was attacked with a spasm of heart
Committee,'" appointed by the convention of disease, and died in five minutes. He' had
1864, and which has, among its members, spent the day preceding at Yonkers, with Rev.
brethren of the Western, Eastern and Middle J. B. Wakeley, wha writes to us that he had
States, has issued an address to all the confer- never had a more delightful interview with
ences, and has had the satisfaction of seeing it Dr. Hagany than on thft day. In the death of
adopted by twelve of the conferences this Dr. Hagany our church loses one of its ablest
spring, and by the close of the spring of 1866, ministers. He ranked among the princes of
they hope to have all of the conference work, the pulpit of New York city. Always fresh,
Eastof the Alleghany mountains, completed, clear, and convincing, he preached with an
Our Western brethren should themselves visit eloquence which made him one of the most
the conferences of the West,and.urge the adop. successful ministers of Christ we have ever
tion, by the preachers, of resolutions of con- known. His ministerial, career extended over
currence with the General Conference, and the thirty-three years, and had never known a pro-
taking of such other action as may be Beenap- -tracted nfuterruptea from illness. There was
propriate. There is much to be done, for our no ahatement of his power in -the pulpit with
church is not a small one. Thousands of the the increase of years; as he grew older, his
laity are to be reached. Objections are to'be preaching grew, rather than declined, in inter-
answeted, misapprehensions to be cleared up, est. This was much owing to the fact that he
and convictions created in minds now wavering. obeyed to the letter the apostolic injunction ;
More space should be given to the discussion "Meditate Sn these things; give thyself whol-
of the subject in our church papers-for the ly to them."-TAe Methfdt.
change which we seek to effect, though saluta-
? ry, is a radical one, and should be well under. PaorassION ANs PNAC(ca.-Some men talk
stood Sh all hands.-Te Methodist. like angels, and pray with fervor, and meditate
S_ with deep recesses, and speak to God with
A GoauIA rpateas ain N. YoBa.-We find loving affections and words of union, and ad-
the following in the N..Newof 2h Augus: here to Him in silent devotion, and when they
the following in the N. -. .iess ofth August: go abroad are as passionate as ever, peevish as
The Rev. R. A, Holland, of the Georgia Con- a frightened fly, vexing themselves with their
ference, M. E. Church, South, will preach in the own reflection ;they are cruel in their her.
Hallof the Union Coope Institute, August gains, unmerciful to their tenants, and proud as
S27th, at 10 o'clock, AM. a barbarian prince ; they are, for all their ine
*EAroTo C., GA. Co-The e G. words, impatient of reproof, scornful to their
MacDonell writes: "Bro. Singleton and myself own thoughts and submit to none. All their
closed an interesting meeting yesterday at one spiritual fancy is an illusion; they are still
Sof bis churches-about 30 prolessed conversion under the power of thole passions, and their
and 21 were added to the Church. We are aul sin rules them imperiously, and carries them
W .l away infallibly.-J remy Taylr,


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LETTER FROM OXFORD,, GA.
The AdvoY6 -Rslvaiea-.-Bishop Andrew-Changes -Sug
geSltd--te5tVl 1gs.
The taincinucemeht that the Advocate would
again make its appearance on the lIt proximo,
was received with mingled emotions by its old
friends and patrons in this section. 'They were
glad to learn that the M. E. Church, South,
would again he'ea medium of communication
with its numerous members; but sorry that so
few would hare the means to procure its week-
ly visits., If, however, you'can devise the ways
and means (and we have great conlldence in
your sagcity and filillity of expedients in fi-
nance) to keep our popular organ going until
the condition of'the country becomes more set-
tled, and the people can get a little money, we
feel assured that the Advocate will again be self
sustaining. In this belief, I send you a few
names, that I know will gladly respond to your
genet-ous lerms
We hloe had s.me very interesting and-re-.
fresbing ierivsis on the Newton circuit during
the lai t few weeks I suppose at the different
appointments, not fewer than two hundred per-
sons, white and colored, have joined the Meth-
odist Church, whilst many have been, added to
other communions. The Baptists and Presby.
terians have also had considerable accessions.
The interest has been principally among the
whites, though a good work has also been going
on' among the negroes: Never have I felt so
deeply interested for our colored population as
I do at present. Never did theylio much need
the prayers, sympathy, kindly advice and aid
of the christian philanthropist, as now. What
is to become of them? is a question which may
well awaken the most anxious solicitude.
TLe crops in this section are generally quite
inferior. The health of the people is good.
The venerable Bishop Andrew, we were glad
to meet at our appointment at Shiloh on
Wednesday last. We learn that he preached
an excellent sermon on Sunday. He preaches
in Oxford to-morrow. He looks unusually well.
May he Ipng be spared to the church ; at least,
until .ihe comes forth from the wilderness of
perplexities that now environ her. To-day he
ordained our worthytnd esteemed Bro. W. T.
Reed, Elder. The Bishop I learn, will return
in a few days to Alabattia, his home.
Of course, the next General Conference will
strengthen the Episcopacy, by electing several
'new Bishops. There are some, indeed, who ad-
vocate the election of a Bishop for every Con-
ference, and the abolition of the office of Pre-
siding Elder, with a return to District Confer-
ences, at which the Bishop shall preside.-
Thus annually, or oftener, brought into associ-
ation with the ministry, itinerant and local, and
the membership of a large portion of the church,
it is thought the influence of the Episcopate
will be most salutary upon all classes.
But little change has taken place in this com-
munity sinee the commencement of the war.-
There is a primary male school kept in the Col-
lege building. We also-have been favored with
a frst class female *school which has been well
patronized. We hope to see Emory soon flour-
isbing under i, old and esteemed board ot in-
strueton; though many years will doubtless
elapse before its former prosperity is regained.
In thle meantime, neig orhood schools and
hbome-eu-c-tTon shouldbe fostered and encour-
aged, otherwise we fear that gross ignorance
will brood over the land.
When mail facilities are fully restored, we
shall expect, through the. wide dissemination of
the Advocate, a new impulse will be given to ev-
ery good work. XJ. K.
Oxford, Ga., Aug. 29th, 1865.

MOBILE.
We copy says the Episcopal Methodist, the fol-
lowing communication from the Zion's Herald,
Boston, without a word of comment. It will
speak for itself:'
METHODISM IN MOBILE.-The leading mind
among the Methodists of Mobile is Rev. 'effer-
son Hamilton, D. D., formerly a member of the
New England Conference. His antecedents
are known to all the old mnMisters (.f our church
.in New England. He is doubtless the man
Dr. Newman had in view when in his article
published in the Herald, July 19th, he says:
But there is one class of Southern Methodist
preachers for whom I entertain no hope; they
are the Southern Yankees.': Bishbp Andrew
preached in the Franklin Street Methodist
Church, June 11th, of which Dr. Hamilton is
pastor, and on Monday, June 12th, issued his
Pastoral Letter, It was remarked at be time
by a chaplain of the army who has been for
several years a presiding elder, that he had a
far more favorable opinion of the Bishop's piety
after hearing him preach, for the reason that
he was intellectually too weak to be accounta-
ble for all the evil he has done to the church.
Itwas evident to us" men of the North, that
ir. Hamilton gave direction to ibe thoughts
and action of the Bishop, preachers and lay-
men during the visit of their venerable super-
intendent in the city, and it is a matter of in-
terest to know his sentiments towards us. He
has said to our friends that his first great ohb
jection to negotiating with'the M. E. Church
for a union, was that the Northern Churoct
could not keep faith with the Southern, refer-
ring to the action of General Conference of
1844,,and the lawsuits that followed about the
church property. He is decided In his opinion
that no union of the churches is feasible. Revy.
J. L. Cotton, Presiding Elder of Mobile Dis-
trict, said the Northern Caurch were not hon
est, and would not allow the Southern Church
their portion of the church property until com-;
pelled by the courts to do so. Further, that,
we have robbed them or been accessary to the
act of robbery in the case of their great loss of
-property in slaves. He entertains the view that
there is in reality a Southern Confederacy still
-overrun by N3o'tlhrn invaders, but living in
the hearts o5 the people. Such he claims are
views of tha preachers and church members of
his district.
Price Williams, Esq., an old and very inifluen-
tial citizen of- Alabama, and sometime past an
official member of St. Francis street Church in
Mobile, said to the writer less than three weeks
ago, that in his opinion there 'was no hope for
a union of the churches for six years to come.
If there Is a Southern Methodist that desires
such a union, brother Williams is t4e man."


NO RELIt. .. 0r1eo
Our Sunda) '
religion in te .
note himself to spi
should be done about
confess. We shall have ,
and lecture our religious bi
upon their lack of piety. -
backsliding. They exhibit an itc.
uponland usurp the province of u.
editors, the sinners who are supposed
no consciences. There's brother Beeche.
instance, who preaches politfis every week
the Independent instead of the gospel. There's
the .Yetr.stt, aspbnderoua and learned hebdomi-
nal from New York, that we opened the other
day in the expectation of finding something
good and virtuous for 'the Sunday Journal,
when, lo! the first nndi leading editorial in it
was headed, ** What Kin.l of Peace." We
read on and on until we ha.i fin;ihed it, and
found it all polite's, politics n much so as any-
thing that ever appeared insthe.Journal. And
thus the religious papers 'g on. Now, brethren,
this will never do. You must repent and re,
form. You must become religious. You must
become religious. You must set us good exam-
ples. We look to youls examn'lera and mod-
els. Imagine our feelings, therefore, when,
while perusing your lucubrations, we have to
look at the name of the paper to find out
whether it is a religious or political sheet we
are reading! When we ask for fish and bread,
we are given stones and politics. -
Some of our religious contemporaries that
should certainly be peaceful seem to us rather
more belligerently inclined than many of those
bellicose sinners, the political editors. Tell it
not in Gath. They -are occasionally fearfully
truculent, and want the red rod of wrath ap-
plied to all who differ fiom I hem-in politics.
They are especially 'severe on the poor ex-
rebels, and we sometimes half suspect that
they want the, door of mercy closed against
them both here and hereafter. To be sure,
the ex-reues are exhorted to repent and be
saved, but the rather questionable terms used
in the exhortations, it is to be feared, will never
reach those hard cases. The efficacy of hang-
ing as a means of grace may well be doubted.
We pray our religious, editors to bethink them
of other instrumentalities. The ex-rebels have
suffered a good deal already, enough, it would
seem, in most instances to satisfy any Christian
man. For example, the "Vicksburg Cadets"
went into the War one hundred and twenty-
three strong, and returned six. The "Vicks-
burg.Sharpshooters" went one hundred and
twenty-four strong, and returned seven. The
thirteen that returned are most probably ready
to say quit, and be peaceful hereafteer. We
are tola, however, thas they and all like them,
haven't yet- repented, and that there is no
trusting them till they do. Perhaps not, but
it is somewhat problemrtlcasl whether the pe-
culiar discipline which opp religious co-tempo-
raries would subject them to st the best way to
effect so desirable an object. If we mistake
not, a certain old book which has fallen s6me,
what into desuetude of late years-whose pe-
rasal we would( recommend to our religious
editors-hints about a different methoL--It
inculcates, if we recollect aright, the forgivnesB
of enemies, returning good for evil, and much,
-ixmrw asns~a~iti~siiobtert rlAr of that ind. Our
dearly beloved brethren of the'lInde endent, the
Methodist, the xqsniner, etc., may procure the
hook, we believe, ;n aotIIe of bthe talAs of the
bibliopolists of New York Tihea will find in
it much interesting matter with which they
m.ght fill their pages in h.e delectatiop, no
doubt, of their numerous readers. Novelty is
always charming.
We let off the brethren mildly to-day, but if
they don't repent by next week we shall be un-
der the painful necessity of resorting to severer
discipline -Laouiiihll.f/ Jir'tl.
RaCENIar **IilSriCr .F E-LIiV n WiLT.AN METH
orIeu.-The last number of the Lonon WI,.:,.
man contains a tabular statement of the "-dis-
trict returns" *for England, Sotland, and
Wales, with the exception of North Wales, the
statistics of which were not received in time to
be included. As a means ofliscovering whether
the. elder body o Eglish Methdism is advanc-
ing, falling back, or standing still, these statis-
tics have. much interest. It appears from the
above-mentioned tables -that in fourteen diss
tricts there is a groassincrease of 3811 members,
and in sixteen districts an increase of 2368,
making an addition to the number, in society
in' Great Britain of 1443 persons, with 18,405
candidates for membership, admitted on trial
in March last-the quarter when the numbers
are taken to be reported at the ensuing con-
ference. The greatest increase is in London
(724), which is attributed to the number of new-
chapels, and the enlarged congregations gath-
ered in them. This growth* again is owing to
the Metrop.olitan chapel-extension movement
which called these chapels into being. The
greatest loss has been in Macclesfield, which is
attributed to the secarcity of Amployment in
some parts of Cheshire, and the emigration of
laborers. .
RECZIETB Or BENIEVOLENT INSITUTIONS.-The
following are the aggregate receipts of the prin-
cipal religious benevolent institutions of the
United States last year:
Ameriean Bible S ety ............................ .....* ,61
American Tract Socilety.................. -................ 42 6-
American Board of C. F. M-......................;... 25,T88
Boston Tract Society............ ; ............................. 190,4
American and Foreign Christian Union............ 88,O91
American Seamen's Friend Society.................. 4,067
American Coliuniation Union............ 7 11,77
American Temperance Union ................ ,000
T .. WessaS .r
-Ella. moti
Da. PaBaONs, 01 Ibe I.onsville- Conference%
who went a fewyyears since to the P. E. Church,
but since returned, has again left our commu-
nion, and is now in the M4E. Church (North.)
A writer in the Christian Yitness, says that the
cause of this change was not "the disloyalty of
his late associates," but one, which could not be
stated to virtuous readers, through the columns
of a newspaper. .
TUN ATLANTIC CABI.x -The Great Eastern had
laid about 1060 miles of the cable, when on 2d of
August, there appeared a partial loss of insulation.
In the attempt to pick up the cable to remedy
this defect, the table was so chafed by catching on
the mouth of the "horse pipe" and holding on
there for some time, that it parted and fell into the
ocean. It was grappled at, partially raised three
time, but each ime the rope broko, and ec much
was lolt that the Oret Eatsern was com plled to
turn to England to provide better maolnaery for
raising tLb cable.


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Mons,
Moll...
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S. Carolina L
Georgia
Florida
FsrT DT. ,
Indian Mission Conferes.
Rio Grande s
Texas ,
East Texas "
Louisiana at MasSiloe..
California "
The next General Conference will .n.".
Orleans on 1st Wednesday in April, 186b.
*It is not certain that this is the place selected
If not will the Secretary correct us.

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CHRISTIAN FIDELITY. 'THE DMB EAD- HE .R.
13 Y BENJAMIN GOUO-. -IN.
Be thou ft bful unto death, and I will giv thee a One "the wobdera'ot the age is the great
crown of Life.-Rev. It: 10 discoVery In the "Inqtiltution des Sourds
Be thou faithful nnto death, .-' ,"" in Paris where the Deaf are taught to
Maintain the glorious trife, hear and the Dumb to speLak.
Battle to thy latest breath Edward GouB Buflum, Esq, sends the fola
To win the crown of life lowing InteresiLng aesoription of his visit to
Jesus holds the glittering prize .. ntituon
.For all who to t'osue endure .;% the'institio".
Onward upward, toward th .. Thgtldde took hisvisitor into a room where
And victory is Aifte I teacher, surrounded by thirty or forty boys,
Strong thou art in strength divine ,.i between the egea of six and fourteen years,
To coqeer every wafoes; w writingieome grammatical exercises on the
Earth ard hell In vain combine ,'black -bdard. The teachers-Aid he was very
To 1ey the Christian low.
In the eartht where Jesus dwells, glad to r aiele visitors, and that he would ex-
Sweetly with his presence blessed, hibit some,:speolmens of the proficiency to
Holy courage ever swells, which bhi pupils had attained in speaking, al-
Aed tlil .ad r,.'s the breast. though they.were all born dumb. Theoboy first
Be thou 'faithful unto death, called up, looked closely at the teacher's lips
Till everyone, subdued, while the latter told him to b;d i good day.
Palls beforeatbs power of faith,
Triumphant through the blood I The boy immediately enuno;ated his words
Onward! upwardly heavenward still, clearly and distinctly ; and wsth rery correct
Bear the cross, and urge the strife accentuation, and sa;d .
Thou shalt stand on Zion's hill, do you do, sr "
And wear a crown of life I I doyou do ir
___ _______r_ _lif I replied, and the teacher requested Dme'to
A LIVING CHURCH. ask the boy a question. I did so, merely mov"
The life of the church maybe determined by gthe organs of speech without uttering any
the extent of her missionary effort.eif there sound, and asking with my lips how old he
be a low state of religious feeling at home, but was
little will be attempted or done on behalf of e ,nsi ntly r#plied "thirteen years and a.
distant pagan lands. Wherever there is life half.
there is development. The vital principle will Upon being told by the teacher, he asked
reveal itself despite of all obstructions, and the me "where did you come from ?
more perfect the life more complete the mani. I replied in the same manner as before,
featation. All life being essentially active, the "from America."
higher the vitality the wider the activity. It The boy repeated America, and taking a
is in the activities of the church, then, that we piece of chalk wrote upon the black board-
must seek for the proof and demonstration of You have come from a great distance and
her life; and in nothing so decisively as in her must hate seen a great many savages, who
missionary enterprise. There is in chrisiianity were very wicked."
a catholic largeness which embraces the whole During all the time I had been conversing
world in its sympathies and efforts; and who- with the teacher, he giving me information
ever has drunk into the love of Christ, cannot about his pupils, and requesting me to ques-
but breathe this universal charity. Christiani- tion, without ever having a suspicion that I
ty has done but little for us if it has not over- was ltalkng with a deaf man.and listening to a
come the selfishness of our nature, afid made diimb one, and should have remained in this
our hearts expand with the benevolence of in- i-gnorince. had not the guide. after he had per-
earnate love. It was among the lofty designs In;aitI me to enjoy my birot for a quarter of
of our Redeemer in making His disciples par- an Lour, informed me that the teacher as well
takers of Divine life, that they should be the. as the rir-*;I, had been born deaf, and, until
organs of communicating that life to others, within the l sA five years, had never spoken B
No one liveth unto himself. If missions be word.
the appropriate work of the church, then every Two of the boys stood upon a platform, at.
individual member of the great catholic coln- the teacher's suggestion, and held a conversa-
munity stands pledged by his profession of tion with each other, and then wrote sentences
faith to this sacred work. Not that everyman on the board and read them in a loud and dis-
is called to leave father and mother, and go as tinct voice. Another boy was called up and
a preacher of the Gospel to the heathen. No; handed a book, which I opened for him at ran-
but it is no less his solemn duty, from which no dom, and from which he read two or three pa-
power can release him, to seek by every means ges rapidly, and without the slightest hesi-
within his reach to effect the salvation of station, and with a really musical, agreeable
the race. This is an object which is insepara- voice.
ble from the travail and the death of the Son The pupils, of course, receive the idea in-
of God, and enters into that joy which was set tended to be conveyed them through the for.
before Him, and for which he endured the motion of the lips, and once or twice, when
Cross. It is intimately connected with His su the teacher was speaking to them, they made
premacy and final triumph, and should lie near a motion signifying thatkthey did not fully un-
the heart of all His followers, enkindle their dqrstand .him. At once one of them drew him
affections, awaken their energies, and give to the window where the light played fully
scope to. their most untiring activities. upon his lips while he was uttering quite a

GOLDEN EnLOPES.-A touching anecdote long sentence. 4 Of course they can have no
was related some time since of a poor servant idea what a sound is, and the only difference I
girl in London, who had attended the ragged noticed between their utterance and those of
schools and received spiritual as well as mental other children was that the modulations were
benefit from them, and who, one evening at not always correct, and some of them kept
the close of school, put into the minister's the voice at the same pitch speaking or reading
bad, ch to his surprise, a note anentire sentence. But so perfectly can they
hand, m h to his surprise, a note containing a interpret the movement of the lips, that when
half sovcreign-ten shillings English currency. pl t ee
Her entire wages were only eight pounds a placed so tha they could not see the side of
year. -She offered this as a thanksgiving trib- 1he m u.:er' h mouL.h .y- urd,-,.. m~ -
ute to God for the blessings she had received .Jr'"ll a, >el' l a hen looking directly at his
from the schools, modestly and beautifully re- jp'F "9. r.e fee- *n-dee.d. was the whole exhi-
marking that it was not much. But, sir," ..i.n (thi had t d roppdin accidentally, witlf-
said she, "I wrapped it up with an earnest out knowing where I was going, the last place
prayer and many tears" Here is, indeed, a I should ever have expected myself to he in,
most rare and beautiful envelope. Would that would have 1-ven among .tal and dumb chilt,
our offerings, as welay them before God's altar, dren.
were more generally inclosed in such golden It was in this room alone, I learned from the
envelopes "An earnest prayer and many teacher, that spoken language was employed,
tears." Sweet child I thou shalt be recomin- and here no signs were used, the children be.
pensed at the resurrection of the just.-D. tMask. ing taught their lessons either by speech or
writing and the smartest and most capable
InDA.-Mr. McRee, of the Irish Presbyterian children are placed here. I remained there
mission, writes, January 20th, of a tour recent- an hour, and a crowd of strange suggestive
"ly made by him am.-r-: iio. cities and towns 1-'L.-.u~:i iC..me oiVt me as I left. Where, af-
about the Gulf of Curin, in Western India.- ,.i ..u.h r. ezhbi;or, as I had witnessed,
He says: "In India, man worship is universal, could bounds be put to the results of patient
We cannot call it hero-worship, for these hu- labor; where can be placed the limits of pos-
man deities are among the most ignorant, and sibility ? I doubt whether the good Abbe
in mind and body the most foul to be found.- L'Epee who founded the institution, ever
The three tenets just mentioned-viz: preser- dreamed that in so short a time the truths of
ration of animal life, faith without an object, the text from St. Mark. whkh ;. in-c ,bed ,i,.
and man worship, are the great obstaclesagainst the chapel alter, ** ,a I.,, :.. .
which we are called to contend. The hold If a ,' ,.a.: nurde parer cmuet,
which these have on the mind of India is so would have. been so literally verified s I hd
tenacious, that nothing short of God applied seen it during my visited,
by the omnipotent Spirit can remove them." ___ I X t _
S.usio s RENDzRED FIRa PROOF.-MIr. John.
A Boy's RELIGION.-' My son,' said the Rev. M ears says, iA the Boston Cidtivator, that he has
Leigh ichmond, remember you must die, and 1 prepared shingles in the following manner, and
you may die soon, very soon.. ifyou are to die after an experience of eleven years, and using
a boy, you must look for a boy's religion, a seven forges in his blacksmith's shop, he has
boy's knowledge, a boy's faith, a boy's Saviour, never seen a shingle on fire, nor has a nail
a boy's salvation ; or else a boy's ignorance, a started. The shingles are prepared in the fol.,
boy's obstinacy, a boy's unbelief, a boy's idols- lowing manner: "Having a large trough, I
try a boy's destruction. Remember all this, put into it a bushel of quicklime, half a bushel
and beware of sin ; dread the sinfulness of an of refuse salt, and five or six pounds of potash,
unchanged heart; pray for a new one; pray adding water to slack the Mhe and dissolve the
for grace ant pardon, and a soul conformed to vegetable alkali and the salt-well knowing
the image of Christ Jesus.' that pieces of an old lime pit, a soap barrel, or
WHAT TIHE TELEGRAPH DID TO A MINISTE.- a pork tub were not the best kindlinig stuff,
Of all the freaks of the telegraph, the following an having ong since learned, while a Vine-
is the most laughable which has come under yard Sound, that hot salt water whitewash
our personal knowledge. Not long since a would endure far longer than that made with
graduate from one of our Eastern theological fresh water, absorbing moisture, striking into
Schools was called to the pastoral charge of a the wood, and not peeling and washing off. I
church in the extreme South-west. When set the bundles of shingles nearly to the bands
about to start for his new parish he was unex- end fowa end. When lai on then turned athemls
Prebytedly to ordetained by the incapacity of his they were brushed over twice with the liquid,
Presbytery to ordain him. In order to explain and
his non arrival at the appointed time, he sent thand were ebushea over a interval of twoor
the following telegram to the deacons of th e years after."
church: "Presbytery lacked a quorum to oor- RLEST OBE o OsBavER n V wnE oW TAKE .t GUi
dain." In the course of its journey the mes- sTo Yot- HaNn.--Whenever you take a gun
sage got strangely metamorphosed, and reached in ydur hand, oinquire if it- is laded. Should
the astonised deacons in this shape, :Presby-. there be no person to answes yo if the guts is
tery tacked a wormon Adam" The sober a nuzale-loader, place the but on the ground,
yurchtiofficers were greatly discomposd and outside the left foot, having previously fixed
mystified, but after grave consultation conelud the hamnker at half cock, and holding the
ed nouncingt as that he hadter's facetios way an- muzzle in a forArd direction, clear of your
nouncing that he had got married and accord- prs, draw the ramrod, and inser it gently
integly proceeded to providelodgings for two into the barrel. If there is a charge in it you c
i .nstead ofone. will feel the "thud" of the ramrod upon it,9
"A HARDENED .-Wallace But a while the rod's upper end will project about
member of the Second Presbyterian Church in ee r-breadth above the muzzle on the
St. Louis, has been expelled from membership, gun. Sol thei piece not be ln dedt tho ram-.
for having refused to acknowledge that he had rod wi'l snk asght down, and the hrord mebal '
sinedh in enlisting in the Confederate army end will soon announce the empty barrel by the
Shied recently returned from the C eSouth "a tap against the breach.plug. Never handle a
Ihe had madrecently returned from the Soth.d loaded gun except for the purple of di.charg.
If he had made the acknowledgement, and ing it; and never at any time-.uether in jt or
therein lied to his conscience and his od, he earnest-.point a gun, loaded or unloaded, at
mighfit batr.- ir.?ne h is rier iv, nd been any Iing thing you don't delerately intend
"a fit aescat h trs, to kill.--.me~s ta Arties,. .


,T.BE OWL THAT W RAT A BOOK. -
The owl wrote a book p prove that the sun
was not lull of light; thale-the moon was in
reality much more luminol s that the people
had been in a mistake abolWit, and the world
was quite in the dark on the subject.
** What a wonderful book 1" cried all the
night-birds : and i iltdut be right: ourlady,
the owl, has such very large eyes ; of course
she ocan see through all the mists' of igno-
rance." -
Very true," cried the bats, "she is right,
no doubt. As for us, we cannot see a blink ;
the moon and the sun are alike to us, and, for
anything we know, there 1i no light in either;
-o we go over in a body to her opinion.".
And the matter ass buzzed about till the
eagle heard ofl It. he called the birds around
him, and, looking down on 'them from his
his rocky throne, spoke thus :
"Children of-the light and of the day, be-
ware of night-bird, I Their eyes may be large,
but they are so formed they cannot receive
the light; and what they cannot see they deny
the existence of. Let them praise moonlight
in their haunts; they have never known any-
thingbetter; biut let us who love the light, be-
cause our eyes can bear it, give glory to the
great fountain of it, and make our boast of the
Bsun, while we pity the ignorance of the poor
moon.worshippers and the sad lot of those who
live in darkness."

"ME TOO I"
"We'll seek for flowers in yonder woods"
I heard a mother say;
"For in their shady solitude
My children love to play.
Goe, 'Willie, call the other boys,
Ere falls the evening dew;"
And then another little voice,
Soft pleading, said, "Me too I"
O childish heart that could not bhr
Her name should be forgot I
O childish love that longed to share
With all the common lot I
Such tone should ne'er be heard in vain.
So tremulous and true;
A link in that sweet household chain,
She claimed her right: "Me too!"
But not alone in childhood's years
The heart gives out this cry;
'TiS heard amid the silent tears
Of life's deep agony.
The lonely soul athirst for love
Will cry as infants do,
And lift, all other.tones above,
Its passionate Me too !"
Formed by one hand, we live and die
Before one throne we kneel:
The longings of humanity r
Send up one deep appeal.
Our nature's tendrils intertwine,
Fed by one common dew;
None seek in solitude to pine,
Each heart-throb says, Me too i'
God teach us then in rank to stand
Firm as brave spirits should ;
Join heart to heart and hand in hand
In holy brotherhood ;
And, casting off the ice of pride,
Wear warm hearts mild add true
Nor from the weakest turn aside,
Who feebly cries "Me too!"
And, little child, who sweetly plead
With love learned long ere speech,
Lift up thy golden baby head
To hopes thou yet sh.jt reach ;
For whon His angels gather In
His holy ones and true,
In that fair garner thou shalt win
A place-He needs thee too!

JOHNNY'S KNIFE.
Although little Johnny Seabrook had a long
wayto walk to the shoolJ. it did not seem very
long even to him, though it was two miles, an
he was only eight years old; for it was such a
cool, shady path in summer, and so protected
by high hills, that it was cheerful and pleasant
even in winter. Along the banks of a beautiful
little stream it ran, and green trees and bright
flowers were growing on either side at the time
of which I write-a bright, clear morning in
June.
Johnny usually- watched the little silvery
trout as they played about in the water, and
gathered a bundle of yellow primroses to car-
ry to his teacher, but that morning he did not
seem to be thinking much snout either. It was
this. His teacher had offered a beautiful white-
handled knife, with four blades, as a premium
for the greatest number of perfect lessons du-
ring the session; and Johnny wanted very
much to get this knife.-
"How I wish I could get it," he Satd aloud,
but all the boys in school are bigger than I am,
it is no use for me to try against so many older
fellows. I might as well stop thinking about
it."
Still Johnny was not quite willing to give it
up. His lessons had so far been perfect, and
why might he not continue as he had com-
menced t
I'll try," he said to hijnself, and the shadow
passed away from his forehead; then a bright,
beautiful smile lit up his face sa if a happy
thought had entered his mind:
"''he Bible says, Ask, and ye shall receive.'
I'll ask God to help me, and then I will be sure
to get it," he added; and, dropping his little
satchel of books on the ground with the flow-
ers still clasped in his hands, he fell on his
knees beside a fallen, tree and besought his
heavenly Father to help him in his efforts to
win the prize.
And Johnny did get the knife,-and from that
time until he left school for college the "fallen
tree" was his place of resort in all his little
difficulties; the spot he most loved to visit
when he felt the need of some one to help him
ir h. .':hildi.- "troubles.
E.u-h Il, hr became a. christia, and af-
tryward an earnest and faithful minister of the
Gospel; and often did the recollection of this
answered prayer strengthen his faith in after
years, and enable him with childlike trust to
go to his heavenly Father for help when care
pressed heavily on his heart. And God is just
as willing, dear children,. to answer your
prayers, if you go to him reallyfesling your need
of help, and ask him for what you desire in the
name of his own dear Son, Sometimes you
may .ask him, as you do your earthly parents,
for what it would not be best for you to have,
and he will deny your request; but if you trust
him as you should, he will enable you to rejoice -
that you have a friend who orders every event
of your life, and .will withhold what he sees
will not be for your good and his own glory.-
s8. Visitor. .

DONATION VisIr.-" Mother,'" said James,
"what is the meaning of donation You have
been preparing all this week for the donation I
party, and. I want to know what it means." i
Why, Jimpny," said Johnny, don't you
know what donation means ? I do. Do means
the cake, and nation means the people, and they
carry the cake to the minister's qnd the people
go there to eat it." .., -


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-. A NECROB CANCER IN PARIS.
A Paria correspondent of the Montreal Her-
ad says:.. .
There is in this city a certain M. decaston a
man of good family and great acquirements,
whose feats .of preasidigitation are equal to
those of the most renowtbe-d professors of the
-art.
With his head tied up with a couple of tow-
els, and then covered up with a patelot, he will
read without hesitation, and as fast as written,
a mass: of cipher written at his request on the
opposite wall. At one of his scances he threw a
folded paper to a lady who hadnever seen him,
requesting her to putt in her pocket unopened.
Absorbed in watching the marvelous things
done by the perforiner, the lady had quite for
gotten the paper, whun deCaston told her to
name, one of the three kingdoms of natnre.-
She named the vegetable kingdom. DeCasfon
singling, out another lady, requested her to
name some class of objects belonging to that
kingdom. Flowers," replied the lady. Turn-
ing to a third lady, he asked her to name a
flower. "The rose," said the third lady.
Turning again to my friend, he requested her
to read the contents of the paper in her pock-
et; on doing which she found these words:-
"The Vegetable Kingdom. Flowers, The
Rose." A man of great literary reputation, be-
ing invited to a private performance of deCas-
ton's, went away incredulous and disgusted,
that gentlemen should league themselves with
a charlatan. A day or two afterwards he re-
ceived a note from deCQston, saying that he
should call upon him in a day or two. M.
L--- G- accordingly got down some rare
old historian from one of his shelves, and pick-
ed out about twenty dates of little known his--
toric facts in the annals of several countries,
and in remote ages. He drew up his paper,
folded it, put it in his waistcoat pocket, not
showing it to any one. DeCaston arrived next
day, and wasllhown at once to the study.
"Pray, doiM disturb yourself," said deCaston,
"keep your seat, and let me place myself here,"
and drawing a chair to the opposite side of the
table, he took a folded paper from his pocket,
and gave it to Mr. G.-. "Don't open till I
ask you to do so," said deCaston; and Mr.
i G- placed it ouno ened in his pocket.
Have you s pack of cards ?" demanded the
visitor,
However, we can do just as well without
cards as with them by simply imagining that
we have them." "Now," he continued, holding
out his hand, "just imagine that I am offering
you a pack of cards, from- which you select
four."
Mr. G-- feigned to draw out four cards, and
to place them before him on the table.
"Be good enough to write on a paper what
cards you have chosen, and fold it up as soon as"
written."
Mr. G-- did so.
You have chosen ithe ace of spades, the
King of clubs, the knave of diamonds, and the
queen of hearts," quietly remarked the wizard,
as Mr. G- finished folding his paper, Those
being the cards of which Mr. G-- had just-
written towfl the names.
DeCaston then asked Mr. G-- to write a
number of historical dates on a piece of paper,
fold it up and hold it in his hand.
"I have my list already I" cried Mr. G- ,
triumphantly.
"Very good," replied deCaston. "Be so kind
as to open the paper I gave you on entering
your study." -
Judge of my stupefaction," cried Mr.--
"when. I found that the paper he had given me,
n comg into my room, contained an exact
duplicate o tf my liet,.
On another occasion,-a little group of scien.
tific men, including the great astronomer, M,
Le Verrier, had assembled privately, to witness
deCaston's wonders. '
"I do not pretend to any vast anmout of sci-
e ci.," trms iked that gentleman, 1ut I have
drco.r.'-. in lthod of calculation which ena-
bles me to solve any mathematical problem, no
matter how difficult, instantaneously." "Non-
sense, sir," shouted M. Le Verrier, who is very
irascible and very rude when out of temper,
"the thing is impossiblell
"Try me," returned deCaston, requesting a
great mathematician present to propound some
very difficult problem i* the upper regions of
algebra. The mathematician took out his pencil
and wrote out the terms of some terrifically long,
and complicated computation, when deCaston,
placing his paper on the instant before the
mathematician, remarked, "I think,'Monsieur,
you will find that is the correct solution ofyour
problem." And correct it was.

A BLIND WOMAN RESTORED.
An interesting young woman, twenty-two
years of age, born stone blind -partly educated
in the family of a clergyman, all this time by
Pnger i -pihl.,-,. a8 we see blind men tracing
lt,. [I.ii, ,n i:.',s or two places in town-blind
fi- i,'enrts.-. ,ears, was restored to perfect
io.-,rin i .:.ui, .itn by a surgical operation, and
to partial vision in two minutes. This young
woman, isi an instant, having been twenty-two
years and from her birth stone-blind of con-
genilal cataract, began to see, as those deaf
mutes in Paris began to hear for the first time.
The effect in the young woman was most ouri-
ious, and something of this kind. bhe saw
everything, but there was no idea whatever of
perspective. She put ber hand In the window
to try to catch the trees on the other side of
the street, then in Moorfield; she tried to
touch the ceiling of a-high'ward; she was ut-
terly ignorant also of common things-e. g.
What such things as a bunch of keys were, of a
silver wahob, or a common cup and saucer; but
when she shut her eyes and was allowed to
touch them (the educated sense) she told them
at once. She could almost distinguish the
greasy .feel of the silver half orown' from the
cold, dry, harsh feel of a copper penny. Her
joy was excessive when shown some mignion-
ette and sweet pea that one of the surgeons
had accidentally in his coat, for it seems she
knew all by the touch and smell 1 She looked
at the'bunch of ieys, and with equal blackness
at the flowers, then shut her eyes so as to re-
cognize them. All this took up less than five
minutes! BSt she failed to say, as well as I
now remember the case, these are flowers."
But on my saying, when she opened her eyes
again, "Why, these are flowers." "Oh, so they
are," she -replied, shutting her eyes quickly
and putting them to her nose, this is mign-
ionette, etc.-Scientific American.
BEorINwaM EAaLi.-In one of the courts, in
Connecticut recently, a woman was testifying
n behalf of her son. The lawyer who cross-
examined her said, "You assert that your son
has worked on a farm ever since he was born t"
'Ido." "What did hedo thefirstyear "He
milked," she replied. The witness was question-
ed no further. <


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ANECDOTE OF A DOG.
A gentleman residing in Seville had a dog
named Carlo, and a fine knowing dog he was -
His master, who had much confidence in his
prudence and discretion, not only employed
him to bring provisions from market, but also
entrusted him with money to pay for the various
Articles commissioned. For a long timeCarlo
conducted himself in the most irreproachable
manner, carrying the billet and the money to
the bunlhers, and conveying home'a piece of
beef or fine fat pullet as the case might be.-
Carlo continued to fill his situation in the com-
missariat to the entire satisfaction of the par-
ties concerned; no fraud, no peculation was
ever laid to his charge; in short, Carlo showed
by his daily conduct that he not only knew the
duties cf a commissary, but what is still more
remarkable, be actually practised them. Bat,
alas! how men in the midst of a honorable ca-.
reer may be tempted to make a false step. So
it was with Carlo. Some shabby dog, it was
supposed, had affronted him-he set down the
basket, and while engaged in chastising his foe,
an urchin peeped into the basket, seized the
piece of money, and directly made off, without
waiting to congratulate the victor. Carlo hav-
ing sufficiently punished his adversary, shook
his eats, and, quite unconscious of the loss he
had sustained, seized the basket with h;s teth.
trotted oft to market iin quick it.e. and pre-
sented himself before the butcher. *"Hj as iba ?
There is no money here, Carlo," said thebutch-
er, after taking out the billet, and turning the
basket upside down. For a few moments Carlo
hung his head in evident confusion; And then
as if a sudden thought had struck him, rushed
out of the market. Away he went, halter
skelter through the crowded street, upsetting
Gallega with his water-jar, bounding against a
seller of watermelons, and running lull tilt
against an Italian peddler, creating dire confu-
sion among his saints and madonnas-on he
went, till he reached the square where a num-
ber of boys were collected playing at pitch and
toss. Here Carlo made a halt for a few minutes,
until seeing a piece of money similar to the one
that had been stolen from him, he pounced
upon it and disappeared, to the great astonish-
ment of its owner. Carlo went directly to tue
&utcher, gave him the money, took up the well
lled basket, and what is not the least remark-
able part of the story, he returned home by a
circuitous route, by which means, he avoided
passing through the square, having, doubtless,
reasons of his own for declining a meeting with
the young galmbler.-The sportsman.
GROWTH or A RUIOR -A wise man g-ve his
friend this advice: "II you take a house a little
way out of town, be careful to select the center
one, because a story never loses by the telling,
and if you live in the middle house, the tales
which might be circulated to your prejudice,
will only have.half the distance to travel that
they would if you lived at either extreme, and
so you will have twice as good a character as
those residing at either end. The following fact
will prove the wisdom of my advice: The ser-
vant at No. 1 told the servant at No. 2 that her
master expected his old friends, the Baileys, to
pay him a visit shortly; No. 2 told No. 3 that
I expected to have the bailiffs in his house eve-
ryday; No. 3 told No. 4 that it was all up with-
No. 1, for they could not keep the bailiffs out;
and No. 4 t.jl 1 N.). that tie offl.:ers wereaftie
No. 1, and -,ir ni tR a much as he c.,l.l d.o
to prevent tb levy of an execution in his house,
and that it was nearly killing his poor dear
ife. .Andi. ) it wni n.;n increas.;og until it got
to No. .12, eht:, ecsddently asisire No. 33 that
the Bw.--treet ofl.:-rs '.ad taken up the gen-
tleman at No.1 for killing lis poor dear wife
with arsenic, and that it was confidently hoped
and expected that he would be executed."
Covrzi As A DisiNErCTATr.-The fumes ot
burning coffee are a powerful disinfectant. Ex-
periments have been made at Paris to prove
this. A quantity of meat was hung up in a
closed room until decomposed, ana then a cha-
fing dish was introduced, and five hundred
grammes of coffee thrown on the fire-in a few
minutes the room was completely disinfected.'
In another room sulphuretted hydrogen and
ammonia were developed, and ninety grammes
of coffee destroyed the smell in about half a
minute. It is also stated that coffee destroys
the smell of musk, castrocum, and assatoetida,
As a proof that the noxious smells are really
decomposed by the fumes of coffee, and not
merely overpowered by them, it is stated that
the first vapors of the coffee were not smelt at
ill, and are therefore chemically absorbed,
while the other smells gradually diminish as
this fumigation continues. The best way to
effect this fumigation is to punm- thbe coffee in
a mortar, and then strew ;t on a hot iron plate,
which however, must not b- red hot.
LONDONERS IN THE COUNTaSr.-One day I was
in one of the hot houses at Kew, and noticed a
man, evidently a plain working-man, pointing.
out to his little girl the beauties of the flowers.
I stood beside him, and noticed particularly
that he never once spoke of color, but always
pointed to.the shape. Anxious to see whether
this arose from color-blindness or not, I at last
accosted him: "Friend, why d4 you always
point out the shape of the flower to your child?
why not point out the exquisite colors ?" "Did
I only point out the shape, Sir ? I didn't know
it; but I'm a wood-carver, and that made me
do it perha( I his .lwyi ti think of shape "
-Parson on- I',..'"
EASTEaR TuaKSY.-A church of twenty-three .
members has been organized at Ichme, seven-
teen miles east of Kharpoot, and a native a
graduate of the Seminary, ordained as its pas-
tor. Thirteen sf the members were from the
Kharpoot church and ten were newly received.
COsN.TAL Tnazxr.-Rev. Mr. Nutting sends
cheering news from Qorfa ( "UR of the Chal-
does,") February 7th. There has been a great
outpouring of the spiAt of prayer upon the
church. Here were forty-two cases of awaken-
ing amang the unconverted.

Southern Christian Advocate.
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LISHED WEEKLY at

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sumse its regular issue, ; . ,
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are its Agents, aid will receive, and give receipts
for, subscriptions.
The terms are cash in advance; but in consider.
tion of the great scarcity of money in the country,
Agents may send in naeste of subscribers, for the
payment of whose subscription, at the coming Con-
ferences, they will become responsible.
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