Group Title: Southern Christian advocate (Macon, Ga.)
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Title: Southern Christian advocate
Uniform Title: Southern Christian advocate (Macon, Ga.)
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Publisher: J.W. Burke & Co.
Place of Publication: Macon, Ga
Macon, Ga
Publication Date: April 27, 1866
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Subject: Newspapers -- Macon (Ga.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Georgia -- Bibb -- Macon
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 29, no. 1 (Jan. 5, 1866).
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FromtheNew Orleans Daily Christian Advocate. throte of said tournittee (.0 *:ardiall natn- we as at OV of mlablers of Christ, .) je.In no On vote, the resolutions were adopted- give them oreditfor a grbat deal of circum-
PROCEEDINGS OF THE j ejur.q ar!pu ntoneon ele n"ab eall jer ."ro. I s"eubmi n to ...w The question then being on the adoption section, l am very far from being able to
of that twedy a Provided ashi accosations are of party polith:s ard depretatearmy strrn ed un a of the preamble, endorse their entire course. Why if I had
GE NE RAL CONFERENCE Etarh natural dies the ardersals e..f Lbe church re- of chilTehes or mir.nelers, or ease man [.>1.1(. Rev. Dr. H. N. McTyeire, of the Mont- that speech of Dr.8pring here, I could read
q.a.re n (carmal trial of the occa +.1 ar..] an cal affairs. we yetrealis to be or aur; .:t.*er- gomery Conference said: I have voted for to you where he acenseatheministersof the
OF THE ADJ uth a c..rraing before the said c.:.mmittee. If, fully to com ypwith the Apost. in it., e.g.:.n the resolutions because I understand them> churchin the Southern States of defection
reeFs or rT Jr ,9. mt!.%nl a amtabkenks Ivx 1 sting raynon at cinwn. because I like them, and because I am will- and the churches of shameful defection, and
M. E. CHURCH, SOUfHT 4 bill of obarges and speementions, and present thority-that we Islay lead Met and peace, Ing to work up to them. But I cannot vote the speech of that General, who instead of
rle 4 1866. one copy of the same to the accused, and au- able lives, in all goatinees an honesty. for the preamble. At least until it aball confming himself to the Bible, and its in-
Convened at New 0 ass, April' other to the presiding ofteer or B;shop .,i the Av. P. M. Pinchard, Rev. Dr. MoFer- have been printed and laid on the table long fluence among the soldiers, and the blessings
Seventh Day. [Concluded ] said Conference, before it shall proceed so the fla, Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green, Rev. Dr. L. enough for me to examine it, and re-read it it produced, entered into a tirade of abuse
Rev. Samuel Register,.of the Baltimore to aT ued ei It mD in ra' Rosser, Rev. W. W. Bennett, and Rev. J. Very carefully. I admit that the American against us. When I find these printed by
Conference, presented the following picam- 4. et its ar.g..iriu with r.rudent 600 824 E. 00467611, Spoke on the resolution; some Bible Soelety has, more than any other Na- the type of the American Bible Society, at
ble and resolution. I a.>;. rang R.0.0 usual m...de adopted grand of the speakers opposmg it op the ground tional Instientation, so called, kept itself the expense of the American Bible Society,
i.vie ir. anna em., arrept the n an r..:1 be that its adoption would pub the General catholic, but sir, I cannot vote for any pre- under the imprint of the American Bible
wanzAs, in their 6.1.1. .< to the ours..ral regarand 1.:. oramine witnenes on oath. Conference in a political attitude, amble that would seem to sanction some Society, and circulated by them as a part of
t -817 -tr rr[s op -pa sl\an. 4 2. Tmmediately on use ad,,aurnment --1 The vote then occurring on the motion to things which it has done and permitted* their record, can I acceptof themirhatthey
lar,.1 ants.:.r. to u.e rel.gs.us tran.arag i child, ml, Anna.1 ..>nurer...a...r as >.->.1 thereals.r lay the resolution oy the table temporarily, Soon after the return of peace, feeling an say of themselves, that they havepursueds
ren, therefor *, **.1uni. able, the [.re,.. t-g a .hr ...f act. d the ra..Co., an I..st interest on this subject, I wrote to Dr. Hold- catholic course ? I know the foot note is
Reso.ved first, that a special committee be "%e edi i 1.be.t n -- r n.Intj94 elbr ofn r- e..Isrior, was then adopted, ich, one of the secretaries, and askedhim to there, but what good does it do if a man
spefointedefo it e o r Tum, due{ n unl$ sitting of three traveling preachers, one of The hour for adjournment having arrived, send me the speeches and resol tions passed spit upon me, and rub it in, and then say,
ship, is heldby thechich, shall be more ful- whom shall not as ebarrman. SaidDommittee on motion the Conference went into a com. I at the anniversary meetings that had been c'It was not done officially!"
ly deHrted and clearly recognized in the Dies, shall perform the duties prescribed in section mittee of the whole, and took into consider. held while we were outside. He did so, A delegate: In a foot note.
ciplineapd practice of our church. 1st, for the Judicial Committee of the Confer tion the proposition of changing the name and I was pleased with the general tenor of Rev. Dr. MeTyeire: 1 have voted for
The second part of the resolution nro- rt o ithb60r i ,an in who abm% ni{ eo of the church. things, but not with all by a good deal* and I will stand up to those resolutions.-
vides that Sunday Schools be so organized as ed against traveling or local preachers within After speaking some time, discussing the For instance, that soelety held one of its They commitme to the Bible cause, and not
tobarnionize with this proposition. the bounds of said district during the ensuing subject, the committee arose, reported and anniversaries, on which oconsion a Dr- to the concise those managers have pursued.
Rev. Samuel Register said he did not conference year; Provided, always, said ac asked leave to sit again at some future time, Spring made a speech most insulting to all I want Brother Richardson, who is agent, to
know how it v as in other sections, but with- ft onhusebh% beT r al inthe mothers which request was granted. Southern ministers. On the same occasion> have the weight of all the help we can give
in the bounds of the Baltimore Conference used. And in any case coming before the The Conference then adjourned, a Federal General---of whom I would not him, and also Brother Johnson, than whom,
he was sorry to say that out of the large cit. said committee, if after due Investigation, a speak in disparagement personally, for I if they were not present, I would say there
ies and towns, so far as the usual work is majority of the members thereof see just cause' Eighth Day. happen to have the pleasure of his acquaint- are no better agents, I would riot put any-

cce nin eo osSabba p s io n es obn choeP THURSDAY, April 12, 1866. 8 g h elat s ecmerand steea bolf cond thin in the way of the prosecution of their
and are really demoralizing. Such was his er, before he shall summon a committee to in- The Conference met, pursuant to adjourn. the benefits of circulating the Bible, he in- Rev. 8. P. Richardson, of the Florida
sober conviction, and he thought now, that vestigatessid charges, as the Disetpline directs. ment, and was called to order by Rishop Ka- dulled in a tirade of abuse and denuneration Conference: Before I accepted the position
we are proposing, to some extent at least, to see. 3. The Quarterly C nference of each vanaugh. agamst Southern people, Southern leAders, thit I occupy before this General Confer-
re-lay the folindation of our church, that the a oenJ di Ipgoin tomms e 8mdeknan The opening devotional exercises were and Southern principles. On one of the ence, I had a frank correspondence with the
church should speak out boldly and distinct' wal ting4f three laymen. One of whom aballag conducted by.Rev. C. J. VandeVenter, of anniversaries, one of the secretanes at the American Bible Society, and talked plainly
ly on this vital question. If we take the as chairman; and the Quarterly conferenceof the Missourt Conference. soelety, Dr. J. 8. R. Taylor, brought for- to them upon their present relations to the
right course in this, we can save to Method- each circuit and miEalon shall appoint two or The minutes of the last session were read ward a resolution in which the assassmation South. Defaming my former position and
isathechildrenofmanyfamiliepthatwould moresuchoommitteestobeconvenientlyloca- and approved. ofPresidentLinboln-an event which the my present relationship to the past and
otherwise a to other denominations or be ted and he d ofKee at the pleneure of the Quar' Bishop Paine took the chair. people of the whole South deplored and de- present, I would not, as a representative of
estranged rom religion altogether. Mate- fnd i th a ye say on itthemo Rev. W. C Johnson, of the Memphis Con. nunciated prom tly-that sad and unhap- the American Bible Society, and as a mem-
ed in the church in infancy, you will rear carefully examine into scousations, irhich by ference, announced the arrival of Rey. Dr. py event was a ludpd to in a manner as her of this Generikl Conference, with all the
up, by this means, a grand and mighty army, common report, or otherwise, may be sileged Thomas L. Bosyell, of the Memphis Confer. though Southern people had been parties to light that is before me-and I think I amin
that will redound to the glory of God and against lay members of our Church within the ence, a delegate from that body, it. Now, sir, considering the exciting times a position that I might give all the facts--I
the 'ty of the church bounded of their respective stations, circuit, or Rev. R. A. Young, of the Tennessee 3 would not have you do anything that you
R r. Myers moved that a commit- r nt8ha e ad to cojq81) conference, announced the arrival df the Rev. W. C Johnson, of the Memphis ought not to do, that Soisthern men ought
tee of oine, six from the Conferencent large, a formal trator the acensed. Add in every Rev. W. Mooney, as a delegate f4om that Conferebee, (mterrupting) allow me to cot? not to do, that the Southern Methodist
and three from the Sunday School Commit- case coming)pefore any of the storessid com- body. rect the speaker, please, I wish to make a Church in its General Conference qught not
tee, be appointed by the Bishop, to which mines.. if as due investigation, a majit7 On suggestion of Rev. De McFerrin, it statement to cal) Dr. MeTyeare's attention to do, for you wpold implicate me. The
this resolution should be referred, which mo- oi the memb. a shers..r see 3ust canndn ey was ordered thatBev. Mr. Petway, o had to the fact that there is a foot note in the American Bible Etoeiety, in a wordthroingh
tion was agreed to. ,drr d n no oeFhao$Th as 1,, bean occupying the seat of Rev. Mr. oon. report ofthose addressesto which he alludest their Secretaries and Board of Managersin
Rev. S. H Browne, of the Boath Carolina sc.-,.eed and a..ositpr to one pusher to charg. ey, take the place,4 JLew, if(. 8. aid. dischylaxagreathe part of the many rc., nil their ammunandone so-me, make..abia de
Conference,.presented a paper on the enp. of me arches, nation, or unseason to wrh-s b LDe wirillutil the latter Bil0ald be able to same responsibility for them. elaration in reply to interrogatories: "That
on of the ministry, which was referred to par ies may belong, before the said preacher his seat. Rev. Dr. MoTyeare: 4 read the foot we in good faish, and in the spiritof Chris-
phe committeee on Support of the Ministry. shall call alcommi ** for the trial o' the case Rev. Dr. Thos. O. Summers, Obairman note carefully. But what does that foot Exaoaty, dd desire re co-operate with you in
Rev. Dr. C. F.Deemsaf the North Caro- as a pf any minojter or member of our of the Committee on Revisals, reported in note mean when an oilicer of the societyof ciroviating the Word at God." In refer-
lina Conference, presented a resolution in Church shall publicly bring such secusations regard to certain memorials and resolutions fers such a resolution and speaks to it in ence to our vested rights, Imightesy much.
regard to changes in the Discipline, which as are referred to in the preceding sections that had been referred to that committee, as such a style, and is is published by thesoci- I have made the calealations, and I think
was referred to the Committee on Revisals. against another minister or member, unless follows : ety too that outside of our life-memoership and life-
A resolution was offered in regard to in- one of the aforesaid ju'dicial committees has k* That they see no impropriety in the use A Delegate: Was the resolution adopted? directorship we have vested, as donations to
corporation a eatechism in the Discipline, et u us ba tr bibl che Indg jisame of the Sunday service, or in any part of it, Rev. Dr.. McTyeire: Certainly 1 was the American Bible Society-nottakingout
for the use of families, which was referred evil speaking; and in case he persiEtt in (.his proposed by Mr. Wesley for the use of the adopted. what they have given to us as the Southern
to be Committee on Revisals. course after being duly admonished as the Dis- Methodist Church, by those who see fit to Rev.S. P. Richardson, of the Florida Con- States-aboistone hundred and twenty-seven
ev. Joseph Rand, of the Kentucky Com cipline director, it shall le the duty of the prop- employ it; ference: President Lincoln was a director fbousand dollars within the last fifty years.
ference, presented a resolution, instructing er judicial committee to examinedn anhace That they recommend that there shall be of the American Bible Society, and that They havenot ignored those vested rights.
the Committee on Boundaries to inquire in- on a is ruin as or CREO5 O Of in each pastoral obarge, if practicable, at resolution was offered in regard to his life They have retained all our life-members and
to the expediency of including the State of co ee. 5. If a member of any of the aforesaid seven stewards, and a greater number may membership- life-directors, and all the officers of our an-
Ohio within the boundaries of the Kentucky judicial committees shall be the secured party be appointed at the discretion of the Quar. Rev. Dr. MeTyeire: Yes, he was a life diary societies in the South. And while I
Conference. Referred to the Committee on the other members ofthatcommitteeshall forth- terly Conference, provided that there be not director, and he was president, and all that, will not approve of all they have said or
da with select one of his peers, duly qualified to more than one for every fifty members, but I will not vote for anything that implies done, during Use terrible war through which
v.r ea.8. Moran, of the North Carolina ,ak his1p sodacerwr5din 8 p Islansh though there may be one for every Society in the most remote manner that the South- we have passed, we left them and abandon-
Conference, presented the following paper, shall immediately proceed to examine into and in the Circuit; ern people were a party to the assassination ed the American Bible Boeiety ourselves,
which was read, and laid over under the act on the case, as before directed: And in That they do not think it expedient to of President Lmeoln. I am willing to let and we could not blame them if they had
rule the event of their auding a bill against the ac- requireathree-fourths vote to alter the boun- by gones be by-gones. I am willing to take swept away every name and confiscated all
cuspd, the perEOR EO Eelected to take his lace wary of a Conference up the Boolety right where I find it. I am the vested rights we had there.
to 8rits bmfo a e ina i 17resh as ilhTa p imtem s las comdminu That they do not understand that a single willing to go forward, spreading the Bible Rev. N. H. Lee, of the Louisville Con-
extremely defective-guilty persons on the to section lot, 21 or 31, as tae case may Annual Conference has the power to defeat as punted, without note or comment, by ference: I move that the.preamble be re-
one hand, being often suffered to pass with- Sec. 6. Whenever accusations are alleg measure proposed by all the other Confer- that Society, throughout the land. I am committed to the Committee .on Circulating
out arraignment because those who are cog- against any party, the person or perBORS EO al- 611088 J willing tofurnish agents from our churobes> the Holy Spriptures.
nizant of their guilt are prudently deterred leging them aretereb directed to notify the That they do not deem the changes pro. and to do all that those resolutions say, but Rev. Dr. O. P. Deems, of the NorthOar-
me unagin 8 e be is a una ri ch t ius omimie se or e3 & in regard to Episcopal decisions expe- youbumst exeuseh m e r natre- olin 00 eigne ei mo etoca to that
-a measure of retaliation to which connel- receiving such notice, to call a meeting of his That they do not approve of the propose. seems to 3ustify all that they have been do- I amend the preamble so as to show an un-
cus but impenitent guilt almost instinctive- committee as soon as practicable, to examine tion requiring Annual Conferences to sit ingin our absence. I wrote to Dr. fl...I.iael. 4, ,, ,, c., contribute our money to the
ly resorts as a means of self-defense-while into the case as before directed: Provided al- with closed doors during examinations of for those documents, for we had is vested publication of speeches and resolutions in-
on the other hand, any minister or member ways, that whenever any of the aforesaid judi- character ( right in that concern, and we wanted to jurious to the people and character of the
a ob a gn cri 1 wi8eunrn gazine n 8eshality id e as 1se us a That they do not deem expedient propos- know what they had been saying behind our South. I want some expreeaion to go to
cause, except the mere ignorance, prejudice be allowed aficient me to prepare for his de- ed changes in the 49th and 50th questions backs. 11.a pr b.i. I am willing to cover that committee of what we want them to do.
or ill-will of obe secuser: fense afit.* a ccpy of the bitt of charges and of the Discipline, but recommend the inser- that up, r... J... tr by, do not call on me to I concur with Brother McTyeirein his views
And whereas, judicial investigations of this specifications shall have beenterreton him tion of the following : a How many infants approve it; do not call on me to say any- of the wholy matter. I amnosprepared to
character, though issuing in the entire ac- Sec. 7. No minister or member dh and adults have been ...q.EL --1 -in,0,_ ,1,. thing that would seem to approveit. Just vote for that preamble as it nw stands.
I needt e e a8tbtbys public church shallaunder an circurnst sway be year ?" and a What is :5.- r.o L. r I .*,21, let all that go by, brethren, arid how we will Nevertheles I do not wish to seem even to
goos name and reputation, and a grea broughtagaiost him otherwise than as hereby bath School Teachers and tb.-.r note. take up the Biblewithoutnoteor comments thr.:.ir a straw .r the way of an institution
fringement of those sacredrightsover w authoriz d. That they recommend that a pr. [...,1; and join heartily with them in scatteringit 4,,:L I reacrana as I do the AmericanBi-
the church is especially bound to extend the Sec. 8 The forego ng ebap er is to be con- digested Catechism be prepared to = I.-: over this land. Therefore, while I goted ble Society, but I am not willing that annu-
s ob he pr a 1 ofa 1qhueei 8sau3 st ued a r nbe rn son e ept8r es bi hopskand Boo tP itor, to be priilted in a ca the resalutiootabl e eave to all th ollie is adake Pin my co r

Ing predative of strifes, partisanships and ent with the provisions thereof, in the B>ok of The report lies on the table under the Rev. J. E. Evans, of the Georgia Con- annually hereafter that speech of Dr. Spring
rchisms among re igious communities, and Diselpline, is hereby repealed rule. ference: I am prepared to behere thatDr., wandthat resolution of Dr. Thompson shall
in many instances utterly subversive of the Nors.-It is belitaved that nothing in the Rev. Dr Myers, of the Committee on MeTyeire, upon a critical examination of the be reproduced for circulating in Europe and

i'.$"!@;i'I''"ff."og : go' as..ses.of Econo reportteha babe r ve a r enra tor o 2 the p eerica.anI am o the ma ersea
somewhat discretionary powar ofentpr- poseswhatisdeemedan effectualremedyfora po ther codimitteesmore appropriate. So were not ignorant of Ele fe1, unt some wherieverIcan. Wehavathatveryspeech
training or rejecting charges, etc., vested by confessedly wide spread and deplorAble evil, referred. things in the"history of the past in legard and that irery resolution stereotyped, and in
custom in the administrator of discipline, the against which the church has hitherto provid- Rev. J. E. Evans, chairman of the com, to that Society would not be endorsed, and our vaults, and every now and then, when
4 is8ei t ich poweof a em a tn nl en c ntbantitiot --h rTdd {ho ea mittee on Circulating the Holy Scriptures, when you analyse that preamble, you will the copies are exhausted, all the anniversary
anomelous in its racter, and liable to lied with faellity bpy persons of themostor- presented a report, and recommended the jind that there is nothing la xt but a simple speeobes, from the beginagare punted, so
great abuse, but, obvioudy improper in its ary capacity. And it is hoped that a due adoption of a preamble and the following statement of their appeal to unite with us. that any libraries or bodies of men, in Eu-
very rature, and wholly inadequate in its consideration of its provisions will secure for resolutions: There is nothing in it that endorses single rope or America, asking for popzeq, may be
effects as a remedy against the aforissaid evils: it the general, if not the unanimous approval Resolved, That this Con erence will cordially action of that Boolety during the late war- supplied. Now, I am nqwilliDg that 080
Therefore, in order more effectually to secure of the Conference. R. 8 MoaAx unite with the American Bible Socjety in the Rev. Dr. MeTyeire: That is, it is what dime of my money, or the money of any
the expulsion of unworthy persons, and at circulation of the Bacred Scriptures, without the Board of Managers say about them- Southern man, shall go that way.
0 (ma andearguar a ni8et ee fru1' Rev. Dr. J. H. Linn, of the Louisville rune)1 rbecomm ;eys ee teCrze ea rtsoaced selves. Of course they can tell a very good Rev. Dr. D. 8. Doggett, of the Virginia
trials: Conference, presented a pa er in regard to operate in this holy cause. story for themselves. They say that they Conterence: I have not the slightest objee-
Resolved, That the following chapter be the removal of the Publishing House from Resolved, That our Bishops be, and they are have preserved a catholic character as a so- tion to re-committing this preamble, but I
adopted and inserted in thebooketDiscipline: Nashville to Louisville, which was referred hereby requested to appoint to the Bible Agen- eiety. But we can read their record as well have a very great objection to such a re-
To armaman Ann nEGULATB THE 31"DE 10 til6 00ma.ittee on Books and Periodicals. en em t a me, u our r6 vt as they. They have spoken ver'y kindly to commitment as is suggested by Dr. Deems.
Ol? PROCEDURE IN 1mlEGING ACOUSEDPAB ReV. Dr. 0110 B. 110Ferring Of til6 Ten- that work. m n, but there stand their annive2saryspeech- I thihk it would damage usa thousand times
TIga To TEIAL. 8888e6 00DierellCey Gifered the (0110W1Bg TCSO* Resolved, That the Committee on Publio es and resolutions, one of the most offensive more than to adopt the present report. The
Section 1. On the Arst day of the sessions lution : Worship appointed by this Conference be, and of which was introduced, and spoken to by course of argument goesin fact, againstany
of each Annual Conference, the presiding Bish-s Resolved, That two or more of our Bish they are herebyAinstructed to confer with one of their Secretaries. There they are, allisince or co-operation with that society at
oe so no 11absenen em oo j n be requested to wait upon the President of oh a j ion 13y hh tuziliarym8 etyroafth extyd and I do not care to adopt their own lan- all, and if this debate prevails in .that d -
as the JudiciaP mmittee of the Conference. United States, and tender him appropriate ex- for a public Bible meeting, at an early day an. guage, declaring to us that they have pre- reaction, you will place a chasm between this
a lldeP h as-eling eldds no en as o rr had t ut, a t ring our session, served the catholio course in all. W el General Conference and the American Bible


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SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE


measures as they deem unconstitutional.
It was urged the other day, that by the veto
power one Bishop may be equal to twenty-
three delegatesin making law. He thought
there was a fallacy in such an argument,
It would be the decision of the Episcopal
bench thatwouldoffset that number. Three
might vote for a measure, arid two against
it, but it is not fair to consider that one is
offset to twenty-three, any more than if,
this General Conference, a measure
should receive fifty-three votes for, and fifty-
kur against, and it should be claimed that
one vote offset the whole fifty-three of the
other side.
Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green, of the Tenses-
see Conference, said lie thought it barely
possible that there may be some members
present who do not fkily understand the
whole workings of this question from its
beginning. As circumstances had held him
to a pretty close contact with it all the
time, he thought it worth while to make a
kw statements, and probably it may lead
the members to a more accurate conception
of the point at issue. In the General Con.
ference of 1844 the majority of the Con-
krence determined that the General Con-
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
was supreme. Do not forget that fact, for
they contended for and decided it to be a
fact. The delegates from the Southern di-
vision of the church took grounds that there
was a power co-ordinate with the General
Conference, and that it required the co-oper-
ation of those two powers to make it su-
preme. This is what led to the division
and not the question of slavery. That was
the exact point of dilkrence. The.Gener-
al Conference determined that they had
the right to punish a member of an annual
conference, or an oilicerof the General Con-
ference, without law-thatthe General Con-
ference being supreme in power, they had
the right to punish those persons without
law. This we demurred against and con-
tended that they had no right to do that
thing, and that the Bishop had no right to*
entertaxa any such question. In answerine
this point they took the ground again that
the Bishops were not a co-ordinate part of
the Government, but the creatures of the
General Conference, and consequently had
to do precisely what the General Conference
demanded that they should do-that the
General Conference being supreme, they
had the right to command the Bishops, to
make them keep their seats, to make them
entertain a question, or put a vote, and de-
cide thereon, and sign and seal their acts.
The Southern delegates took the ground
that the Bisho a were co-ordinate; that the
deacons and elPders were primary; that the
Annual Conference was secondary, and that
the General Conference was supreme within
a certain limit, and could do such and such
things under certain restrictions, and no
more. They demurred from our decision.
They contended that weverewrong, and
they right, and a great "Croton" speech
carried it, ,as they supposed triumphantly.
\Ye brought in a protest in whick we took
the ground that the power you talk of was
absolute, and was embraced in the genius
and, by implication, in the platform of our
church-that this power was absolutely ex-
Asting and that they had by this course of
conductignored power which wasanatural
and legitimate element of the Church;. that
the power of the Bishop to judge law, and
to entertain or reject questions that might
be proposed, was as old as the church; that
that power had never beeR Seriously ques-
tioned; that we had always practiced it in
the church, and that, as such, it oughtto
be regarded asalaw or site church, and.that
it was a natural and elementary principle.
With this decision on the part of the mem-
bers of the Church South, we protested
against the course of the General Confer-
ence, came home to our people, and the
ground taken by us was laid before the
church in its elementaryebaracter3 brought
before the quarterly meetings and Confer-
ences, and everywhere approved. Under-
this view of the caseaconvention was called,
and the M. E. Church Luth w>..r; .ace.J.
We went to work undu that pr.:...1- 1 le
of things, so that very thing contended for
by Dr. Smith is, to all intents and purposes
an elementary principle in our church, ad
thoroughly defined and established as it is
possibid for the people and a Convention or
Conference to do in. This principle was
thought plain enough by.the General Con-
krence held at Petersburg, and no action
was taken in regard to it.. Subsequently.
we thought this should be put in the Disci-
pline, and then it was that we. thought we
ought to throw around that power a little
guard, for.the Bishops might sometimes do
too much, and consequently this proviso
was introduced. It may be necessary that
the action of the General Coderence abould
also be guarded in reference to this men,
ure, so that it will require not only a two-
thirds vote of the General Conference, but
also a three-fourths vote of the annual con-
Araces to pass a measure over the Bishopa'
veto. But the great point that he partico-
larly called attention to, is the recognition
of the veto power of the Bishops. That
is an elementary principle of the church, as
we org4oised it, from bottom to top, all around
it, all through it, and all over it. It is the
priDciple that divined us, and the great or-
game corner stone of the church when we
organized it. It seemed to him that it was
.utterly impossible that there could be any
other view than this,
Rev, Dr. Wm. A. Smith, of the VirgiDia
Conference, said he was very much obliged
to the honored brothers for the course of
remarks they had made. To be sure hp
was not informed of the particular course
his young friend intended to take; never-
theless, he did not regret this discussion at
all. The speeabes of those brethren have
had the effect to bring the subject before
this body with a de r .a cF i n*** b.u, 2nd
significance, and to a- is-list.: aI ....u sh,


Society that we cannot reach over. Ithink
a good deal of this debate has originated in
the association and imagination of the breth-
ren. There is not a word in that report
commendatory of the course of the Ameri-
can Bible Society. I found myself upon
the committee from which this report comes,
and I attended its last meeting. The chair-
man had drawn up n report, and in that re-
port there were a few sentences that Icould
not myself endonie, and it raised the whole
nestiontefore the committee as it is now be-
ore the Conference. I told the committee
that I was particularly connected th that
society as director of the Virginia Bible So-
ciety and that some delicate issues had arisen
in our Soelety, -but we had determined to
submerge these issues and close in with the
American Bible Society in its great mission
of spreading the Bible throughout this land
and other lands. After we had modified the
report, so far as it was possible to perceive,
there was hot a word left in it commendato-
ry of the character and course of the Ame-
rican Bible Society. The only ground of
objection seems to be in that little extract
which the chairmanofthecommittee thought
eught to be introduced into the report as
the justification and explanation of the course
of the Society toward the South, and I am
perfectly willing thatthatshould be stricken
out. But what have all these platform
speeches to do with the question ? Is it
true that the American Bible Society has
maintained with consistency and fidelity its
misaxon as a Society for the distribution ,of
the Bible ? I believe, as a general thing,
it has. There is one exception to it, per-
haps, and that was in connection with the
history of the Virginia Bible Society, but
which I will not recall on this occasion.
What is the propriety of raising the ques-
tion of local contrariety on this subject ? I
think there is none. I claim that a man
cannot well be more thoroughly and intense-
ly attached to the South' than myself. I
yield to no man on that subject; but as a
member of this Conference I would not
agree to protest in this memorialifit should
go back to the committee, against the ex-
pression of the American Bible Society in
the stormiest period of our history.
Rev. J. E. Evans, of the Georgia Con-
ference: The only reason that induced the
committee to put in that extract at all was
to show why we. unite with the American
Bible Society. They had a record we did
not like; they had done many things of
which we did not approve; yet, they make
a showing, if we accept their own statement,
that we would be the gainers by oixr union
with them., I am willing, however, to strike
out of the report that part to which there
is objectionif the Conference so order.
Rev. Dr. C. K. Marshall, of the Missis-
sippi Conference : I want to amend the
amendment. Ism not so much opposed to
the speeches that have been made on the
platformatthemseting of thoseanniversa-
ries of the American Bible Society; but
whatI am opposedto, and whallahaluabor
for, and what I shall not rest quietly under,
is, to erase those stereotyped plates by which
they have bound themselves to perpetuate
' for a thousand generations that slander upon
the SouthernOhurch and the Southern peo-
ple. If they intend with their stereotyped
plates to perpetuate those contumelious re-
proaches. I want it understood that mose
plates must be destroyed before I contribute
my money to their Society. I will not, un-
der any eircumstances, aid or accept an
agency for the American Bible Society, with
the understanding that those stereotyped
plates canbe brought out, and parade, per-
haps again and again, in future years for
generations to come, those unhappy, and, as
I deem them, unjust and uncharitable refer.
ences to the South, ,
Rev.Dr. O. F. Deems, of the North Con.
ference: Ivoted for this resolution heartily,
and I am willing to let the whole question
stop there, or I am willing to do what has
now been moved-to re-commit this memo-
rial to the committee. If any mistakes have
been made by any of the members or my-
selflet the committee take time to look into
these things. Noneofuswishtomisirepresent
the American Bible Society. I go for a re-
commitment because it is best for the com-
mittee to again look into this thing, and
bring in such a report as shall not embrace
any portion of the communication of the
American Bible Society.
Rev. S. P. Richardson, of the Florida
Conference: As a member of the General
Conference Ihave a great respect for the
American Bible Society, and I am also an
agent for it. This I consider a very tender
and delicate subject. I had a great deal
rather that the General Conference would
withdraw all of this preamble, and merely
pass the resolutions that we will heartily co.
operate with the American Bible Society in
extending a knowledge of the Bible through.
out the world. Every life-membership and
life directorship--and there are a numbering
this Conference-pan manage all these
things at the annual meetings of the society;
and the goodsenseof propriety of theAmer-
xcan Bible Society is such that they ought
not to force speeches, made in war times,
when we were separated from them, upon
us.
Rev. P. M. Pinekard, of the Missouri
Conference: Irise to favor the recommit-
ment of this report to the committee. I
have been within the Federal lines during
the whole war; I have had a good deal to do
with the affairs and the agents of the Amer.
ioan Bible deciety, and Ihave looked at this
subject from one side, as may be properly
said, while some of these brethren have
looked at it from the other side. Audwhile
Ifully appreciated, loved, and admired the
.course pursued by the Amerlean Bible 80-
exety, so far as its action generally has been
concerned during the war, I donot.thinkit
is improper nor less than the solemn dutyof
this body to express calmly and dispassion-
ately our solemn protest against the perver-


sions of the character, spirit, and mission of In regard to certain revisions of the Book The order of the day being the considera-
that body that was separated from them du- o Discipline. Referred to the Committee tion of a resolution offered by Rev. Dr. W.
ring the war. I think it is our duty to the of Revisals. A. Smith, of the Virginia Conference, some
Society, I thipk it is our duty to Christiani. The Chair announced the following ( om- days ago, in reference to the rule on page
ty, and it is our duty to make a united effort mittee on Infanschurch Membership: Sam- 47 of the Discipline being submitted to the
to spread the 13ible throughout all lands. I nel Register, J. Hamilton, John W. Glenn, vote of the Annual Conferences, and a sub.
do not believe there is any such spirit now John G. Granbery, H. A. G. Walker, J. stitute for the same to expunge that rule
existing and governing the Americanfible E. Edwards, H.11, Montgomery, S. P. Rich- from the Discipline,
Society as will take offence at a calm, sober, arson, and Thos..Madden' Rek J. C. Granbe of the Vi "da Con-
and truthful protest of this kind. I do not On motion of Rev. Dr. W. A. Smith, of ference, said there ere two stions to
believe that this body, with proper self-re- the Virginia Conference: A resohition of- which he would briefly eak; first, ought
spect, can pass the occasion by without ut- fered by him several days since, in regard this veto ower to be con tred on the Bish-
tering such a solemn, calm and Christian to a ride on page 47 of the Discipline, wal' ops, and pecondly, ifso, how o ',hfit to be
protest. It is beyond question that even inade the orderf6r to-morrowat 10 o'clock. conferred? He could not a ue with Dr
that venerable Society, for which I have as Rev. W. C. Johnson presented a report Sm th in the o inion that ther efect of the
much veneration as any body but the Meth- of the celebration of the 49th anniversary roviso will be pnly to ify or limit the
odist Church, did permit itself to be intoxi- of the Bible Sociey, which, after some des- Feto power which alrea3 belongs to the
I cated. It is our privilege, and it is equally altory discussion, was referred to the Com- Ep He could not find in the Dis-
our sacred duty, to tell them so, and calmly mittee on Circulating the Holy Scriptures. e'd father ex ressly or by inference
and dispassionately protest against such a The Conference then adjourned with the ain such over. pHe found, that Bishops
perversion of their character and influence, benediction. pr side at Pur Annual Conferences, and de-
even at the behest of a highly excited pub~ eide estions oflaw which are there raised
lic clamor. But this is the more so, because Ninth Day. Bish s also reside over our General Con-
those very speeches and resolutions have be- op p decide
come a recognized act and a part of the FRIDAY, April 13, 1866. ferences, but had no such power to
record of that Society, and it is now the very The Conference met at 9 o'clock A. M,, questions raised here. Dr. Smith argues
first opportunity that this body has ever had pursuant to adjournment, and was called to that they have to sign the Journils to make
to utter its protest, and they make it incum- order by Bishop Paine. them authentic, and that if they withheld
bent upon us, very decidedly, to approve of The opening devotional exercises were their sionnatures, the acts passed by at GHn-
their conduct, or utter our protest against conducted by Rev. W. H. Watkins, of the er rence e v e
it. They make it incumbent upon us to ap. Mississippi Conference. thought the signing of thetturnals a mere
prove and countenance their spirit and their The minutes of the last session were read rm, an ops are
action, or fde our objections and our protests. and approved. no suct powers as indicated. This veto
For one, I can never consent, when they Bishop Andrew took the chair. power cold t oonlthe Bkishops its not
come and ask us to consider their claims to Rev. L. Rosser, chairman of the Com- m e blan heek which alrend mnb
be regarded as a purely eitholic society for mittee on Missions, presented and recom- aval 4 eae y exis y
the dissemination of the Holy Scriptures mended risattitute for the 7th chapter of law. Suppose the General Conference
and ask us to testify, or by specifle action to part II of the Discipline, which, on motion, should attempt, by a majority vote, to adopt
endorse their scheme, and then present to was ordered to be printed. some measure, which is embraced n the
us, in immediate connection with that, a re. Rev. S. Hargiss, of the West Virginia first five restrictive rules. Where the
quest for us to vote that Ihey have main. Conference prEsented a paper in reference amedy against 0 eaidmeasurte becoming a
tined that high catholic spirit and charao. to the course of study to be pursued by un- titutional-who shall decide that's uncon-
ter. I cannot consent that this General der graduates. Referred to the Committee s is em-
Conference should either ignore or fail to on Education. braced within the scope of those five re-
speak and enter its protest against that per. Rev. Dr. W. Smith of the South Carolina sJ eum it sh6 nobdy that e
verazon. Conference, presented a meniorial from the ? I
Rev. Dr. R. McAnally, 'of the St. Louis Washington Street Church, in Columbia, that there will be an effort made by some of
Conference: It is an easy matter, it seems South Carolina, it being an address to the the members to introduce laymen in the
to me, to get rid of the whole affair in its members of the M. E.. Church, South, ap- General Conference hereafter. Some of
present aspect. The motion is to recommit pealing for aid. Dr. S. said: I should the members think this will be covered by
. the preamble to the committee for certain not do justice to my own feelings if I were one of the restrictive rules, and, therefore,
revisions. I voted for those resolutions in not to addra few remarks upon presenting will require a two-third vote of the General
good faith and with an honest intention.- this memorial to this Conference. I have Conzerence, and a tnree-fourth vote of the
Now, in regard to the re-commitment of this been at a loss to know what direction to annual conferences, and there are members
preamble-in the iirst place, the preamble give it. I do not see that it requires to be who think xt will require only majority vote
is of no use practically; no real benefit is to referred to any special committee. I ann of the General Conference. Who shall, and
grow out of it, or acerue from it. Secondly aware thatthis Conference has not funds at whooughttodecidethisquestion ? Wehave
I oppose it because it is likely, as has beer' its disposal, or I am persuaded that the same Bishops-a select body of men, whose years'
shown by this discussion already, to engen. generous spirit which has always animated. experience, w ado 0, and hdevotion to the
der local feelings. I would respectfully ask you would make you contribute liberally to church, eminzen lyoqual ft em to edud es
the General to stop where they are, with the that church. There is, however, one thing
adoption of the resolutiots, and let the pre, that may be done very appropriately, that they nie judges at our annual conferences.
amble remain unadopted and enacted upon, is, for this General Conference to give ut- They idete el and t rse is no a eual ex-
I move that the vote be now taken, terance to their sympathy for those who p op p
On vote, the motion that the vote be now have been most deplorably afflieted in this yourselves in this anomalous position, that
taken on the recommitment of the resolu- late cruel war; and as the Columbia Quar- the General Conference passes a law, which
tion, was agreed to. terly Conference has appointed an agent to is, of course, binding upon the annual con-
Theamendment offered to the motion by receive donations, it may be well for this ference; the annual conference tPlossess a
Rev.Dr.Deems, having been acceptedby GeneralOonference to endorse that agent m raty ci7edtTat 1 in usi out
the original maker of the motion, the ques. and re mmend the object of his mission to the neral Conference, and ep is over-
tion then occurred on the motion for recom- the ge rous abusideration of the people thrown. But there is a hiehbr law than
mitment as amended, and was carried throng out the country. When I look up- 0
Rev. L. Pearce, of the Mississippi Com on the past history of that church, when 1 the rules of the Gooference-the restrictive
ference, asked leave of absence for himself look around me here and see so many es xu es of your constitution. The General
which was granted. teemed and venerable men who have been Conference violates a law that is imposed
It was then ordered that Rev. Harvey P. coaaceted with that church, and when I upon it, and there is nobody to decide that
Johnson, reserve, take the place of Rev. L. call up the flood of recollections associated on td we s I haluothed
Pearce. with that church, my feelings are almost ff he I dge
The hour for adjournment having arrived, too big for utterance. I remember it as thb with the Bishop. auguage of this
on motion, the session was indefinitely pro- spot where I first gave my heart to God. proviso does not state any violation of the
longed. That building now lying in ashes, is where rescrietive rules, but gives the veto power
Resolutions being called for, the following some of the taost venerable and oldest mem- to what is unconstitutional. The question
were presented: bers of the General Conference labored per- then arises whether these restrictive rules
For the Committee on Boundaries to in- haps before I was born. I remember that are a part of the constitution, as referred to
clude the State of Illinois in the Missouri it was a spot where christian lit.. c.10, and by that proviso. If not, then they are en-
and St.Louis Conferences. Referred to the christian feelings were called out and ex- trrelyunguarded. Does it grant that if any
Committee Boundaries. hibited on the noblest scale. But, sir, it is measure is brought up which embraces a
For the raising of a special committee to now gone. Our friends at a distance have point in the restrictive rule:, you can over-
prepare a suitable text-book for younggrad_ heard of the ruin of Columbia, they have throw it by a majority vote ? The church
uates for the ministry. Referred to the heard of the sad havoe which war has made s devolved upon us a great responsibility.
Committee on Books and Periodicals. in that beautiful town, but the imagination youla)op as pro sodyou protect
For the Committee on Revisals to consid cannot conceive of the scene of ruin that evertit ofo hes church e Hoe
er the propriety of certain changes in the has been left. Throughout the long street cokes ution d that it uld would
Discipline. Referred to the Committee on where business was conducted, block after e audmen spent so. eG read,
Revisals. block, on every hand the wide-spread car.. obps may epresent to general
That the Bishops be requested to prepare flagration has swept down and all now 1.... Is. .er..... tbhj ons to ch rule or
a pastorateddressfrom the General. Confer- in ashes and ruins, save where someone de 1- .*ulail..r., w e reasons ereof and
ence to the -ministers apd members of the airous to recover from the shook, has egm. It atter bearing the objections and reasons
M. E. Chureb, South. Referred to the menaced to build again, and here and there, at,. orn.p... us... thn.L. .. II:< members
Committee on Episcopacy. perhaps, comy single story building rises 1 ...s.lerers...: pr or -t" ovote in fhvor
For the Committee on Missions to inquire out of the ruips. The men of that church hall alrule oSregu ton bjnec 1..
into the expediency of allowing any Annual are men that have been won, in the dily e '
Conference that desires to doso, to keep up, ofa osapnerity, to dispense with a bounteous no concur, i It co nual
under proper regulations and restrictions, a to r and liberally to all appeals' Su ose the General Conferene ba ma
special foreign mission, for which it shall but now many them are dependent upon pp e, y -
furnish the men and means. referred to charity for their daily bread. It is a sight jorityhvotenttemepttaintroduce lay delegates,
the Committee on Missions. 1 to make any malf weep, and 1 belive he ralr nfer le aof thega swinto e
To instruct the pubhshing agent of the is scarcely any one who knew Columb Bish fter h th
M. E. Church, South, relative to a plan of its days of beauty and prosperity, who could sider 1 na brin ai a deci"atter neideir eon
church edifices. Referred to the Committee visit is now and behold its ruins without constitutional. The matter is submitted To
on Books and Periodicals. weeping tears of bitterness and sorrow for th f the G 1
For the Committee on Revisals, to consid- its sad, sad fate. That congregation, Made and 06t rds got f it.ConBereinese again
er the propriety of altering the Discipline to up of noble and ge r a men and women' constitutignal, it has not yet receiveils ubue
conform to the words of the Lord's Prayer, wt a large man Ip and d....as.-l...." concurrence of three-fourths of the annual
where it occurs as recorded in the Gospel Sunday School, .: r... =..unores ar..1 .Ls. f hie
according to St. Matthew. Referred to the perused and know not where to call home. con erences, y hdby the constitution,
Committee on Revisals. Rev. Dr. E. W. Sehon, of the Louisville as necessary in orit r to pass such a
a For the Committee on Episcopany to con- Conference, then offered the fall..wing r. so. measure, 1. the rovibecom' he elaw a
sider the propriety of arranging the sessions lution, which wits adopted : seem a to him thap the Bishops on t to
of the annual conferences so that they may Resolved That this conference has heagl have the power to veto any act passed by
meet each year at the same time for at least win.r. ae-p, mula.x,. ..s it., e..d I.:rture .:..ur this General Cool-rence abut absy regard as
four years. brethren in Columbia.eb.utra Car or a .c.1 a violarson ul the constitution, and then it
For the Committee on Revilals to append e icom a thods Et, C.r ju ro.; shonid require a two-thirds vote of the Gen-
to our articles of religion suitable proof texts. their church, to thellnd and liberal consider. eral Conference and a three-fourths vote of
Referred to the Committeeon Revisals. tion of the memberandfriendsof our commu- the annual conferences, to make it a law,
Instructing the Committee on Revisals to ston. Something has been said about the great
inquire into the expediency of making cer Rev. Dr. W. Smith, of the South Caro. power that would be thus gEven to the Bish_
tain changes in the Discipline, in regard to lina Conference, presented a memorial re- ops. It did not seem to him too much
the restoration of expelled members. commending sundry changes in the Dis- power to be lodged in their hands. In.the
In regard to the order of business in the eiplirle. Referred to the Committee on Re. first place, no Bishop can inake a motion
quarterly conferences. Referred to the Com. visals. in this body, as he and other delegates could.
mittee on Changes of Economy. Rev. R. Alexairder, of the Texas Confer. Neither can they vote on any proposition
Pipers on the following subjects were ence, presented a number of reports from brought before this body. All they can do
also presented: various Literary Institutions within the is to prohibit legislation., They have not
Giving a programme for quarterly con-, bounds of the Texas Conference. Referred (he power of vetoing any measure because
ference meetings, to be insertedin the Book to the Committee on Education. they thinkit unwise. The President of the
of Discipline. Referred to the Committee Rev. Dr. O. F. Deems, of the North Car. United States lias the flower of disapprov-
on Revisals. olina Conference, presented a paper from ing of any Congressional measurewhatever
In regard to the examination of character the delegates from that Conference, in re- may be the ground of his objection. We
in the quarterly esnferences. Referred to gard to the baptism of ishildren. Referred do not propose to give the 33ishops each a
Committee on Revisals. to the Commiltee on Infant Membership. power as rlur its= can only.return such





-- SOUTHER CHRISTIAN ADVOCATEsI


eral Conference, der many disadvantages. The country suffered
the extension of swfully from the raid last year, in thoprogreen
igious harmony of the enemy to your city. Crossing Flint
ng any prayer river at different points, they spread all over
y of heart. We the county, generally robbing the planters, of
willing to unite their stock, money, provisions, and often burnt

oodhe far as it cotton and gist houses. The result was, the
er t is Confer- planters made but little, the soldiers got bone
st in elaborate- too late to plant, and there is great scarcity,
rayer with sister and some suffering among ne. If our wise

et result of the and humane Governor fail in his eforts, some,
tified as having yea many people will suffer or almost starve.
on the common Our beautiful village of Thomeston, was al-
untry; that we most destroyed by ilre, two years sinee-thirty-
e difference be- seven houses burned. Our church, taken for a

tCdobthat{6 zhospitairto lieldenour wounded soldiers, ir
tor is, and has been, constant and earnest in
eless, would re- Ms efforts to repair it In this, he has been
reat forbearance constantly cheered ,and materially aided by
wounded feelings the ladies of the place; many of the brethren
at they consider lend a strongbelping band. So, we soon hope,
condition. Ten- notwithstanding money is so pcare and hard to
vances, which in get, to have our church at least comfortable.
degrading, may We feel that we would be justified in asking
ty. Your Com" help from abroad. Many precious young men
nd to our elders, breathed their last within its sacred walls
ovation of gener- cheered, in their hours of anguish by the love'
ng language in 4
ism. We con- y ladies of the place, and soothed by their
wing resolution : kiad sympathies in their last moments. I of-
rnestly recom- ten visit their graves and feel how sad it is to
d membership,
ecial praye sleeping dust, no s!ster's tears will over fail, or
ur brethren in children know or mark the spot where father
urch, South, and lies. The pastor proposes now to place these
a state of heart, graves especially under the care of the Bab-


n o ed ae sup 0 n o
ome constituent to theae graves: to cleaning and trimming and
heepingstreshthemoundeaninumberstodec-
ebate followed, orate them with flowers, keeping freshly in
that the report the memory of the ebildren the cause in which
rogant spirit. If Idre we Gdd chLr hus teach our
a taunt flung in -our patriotic dead. Our noble s>Idiers' E19ep.
humiliated peo' ing dust in Thomaston will be cared for by
st the adoption the brothers,'sisters and children of those who
battled side by side with them in our holy
lso opposed its cause,
es could not be We are having a Sabbath school revival
t ifs or buts, it here. There are more schools organized, and
advances at all. more of them flourishing than there has been
Mr. Inskip, the in this circuit for years. This is the most en-
the table, amid couraging sign we have among us religiously.
from every part The colored people, by the assistance of the
re tians vedprocured he 1 and the

exet oo tD @ghundzee d ft ith .oolR in f rt m
e following re- greatwork. TherearesornefiveSundaysehools
in the county-
k East Confer-, Mr. Parker, yankee missionary, has not
s about the ex- presentedhimself'among us as yet. We think
siastical restorn- we can do wdhout him here. We have had
ion of Christian enough of yankee instruction, too much for the
ter for being 80. good of either race The work of instructing
e final reunlOD the negro is our work. If we do this our ne-
Methodism, we gro membership are secured to us. Indeed if
work of good we set aside the higher obligatioq to instreet
ion, must be ac- them, as the poor amongus-if we would save
each ecclesiasti- ourselves from the disgusting and insidious
have all along effects the diatempered ravings of feat cs
me years before
netist enns wo g on us, 0 asms a at m
without discuss. fortable homes into the world without food,
nowledging the I shelt r, clothing, or medicine, exposed to ol:
r future union, I temptations, corruption and train of evils
acknowledgment that their quest friends have brought them to,
ourse, exchang- are we not protecting ourse'ves, protecting so,
sion expressions clety ? Are we not thus preparing the color.
sympathy. The ed people to make faithful industrious labor.
has led the way ers ? Labor they must do or starve, and the
We believe it sooner we impress this fact upon their minds,
, preliminary to and kindly provide for their spiritual wants
r, and instruct them in the principles of our holy
y pleasant com- religion the better for our country and for the
of fraternal preservation of those distinctions of race that
d wish, for the G as ordained. Entan,
istianity, that a
f the committee, NEW YORK LETTER.

h The talk of the Cityis the President's Proc.
cal position crit- le ot t sand de'i t ree tbeo
what they do not ly small among us. Even at Albany, in the
ow they respond Legislature the other day, the more moderate
lli We Will try (O Radicals refused to entertain a motion disap-
th all things.=> proving of Johnson's veto, and endorsing the
views of Congress In Connecticut, too, the
Republican Goverper was only elected Gover-
OMERY CONF.- nor byybmt 500 simple majority, a fa e fall-
writes:-" The Ing offfromthatparty, ardelearlydenfonstrat-
his work at this ing that the Gland of steady habits," need no
enty three days' ,considered on the side of the '-Ex.
day night, April
versions, twenty The Proclamation states the condition ofthe
the church mem- usa heIn sidte f all that co es may
built up. Also the Union, andao they should be, and so they
olored congrega- are. It is a patriotic and admirshle State pa
per'


I ~


station that the Southern Gen
to our great regret, limits
the proposed prayer to rel
alone; thus tacitly decline
With us for our national unit
suppose that most of us are
In any smeere prayer for g
goes; but we doubt w eth
ence feels a very deep inter

lyhesteahbHshing seTcerto p
al peace and coaeord. The
whole is, that we stand jus
sought a religious unity up
grounds of church and co
have aseertained what is th

in hat ma
our churchly unity.
Your Committee, neverth
commend that we cherish g
and consideration for the w
of even Christian men in wh
a conquered and humiliated
der dealing and generous ad
the weaker party may be felt
in the victor be magnanimi
mittee, therefore, recomme
pastors and people the culti
ous thoughts and forbears
regard to Southern Method
elude with offering the follo
Resolved, That it be ea
n
moet iend rv tuerad ibra
tion, to pfer frequent and sp
the spiritual prosperity of o
the Methodist Episcopal Ch
for their attainment of such

o
enatn
all our fellow-men, may bec
parts of their religion.
A brief but animated d
and Dr. Ourry considered
had been conceived in an ar
it were adopted, it would be
the face of a defeated and
ple. He should vote again
of the report-
The Rev. Dr. Crooks a
adoption, because if advance
made to the South without
would be better to make no
On motion of the Rev.
whole subject was laid on
demonstrations of applause
of the house.

CoOferet e, actionNew er
Crooks, Editor, makes th
marks:
This act of the New Yor
ence involves no implication
pediency or terms of "ecele
tion;" it is simply an express
charity.. We like it the bet
Advocates, as we are, for th
of both great sections of
believe that a preparatory
feeling, of moral reconciliat
complished before we can r
ed reconciliation. This we
said. As there must be so

theT e)ral Conferencemn
bodies should wait patiently
ing programmes; but, ack
obvious expediency of thei
act in accordance with that
in all their occasional interc
ing on every possible occa
and office of courtesy and s
New York East Conference
in this preliminary course.
will be found to be, indeed
something further and bette
These remarks are a ver
mentary on the intercha
salutation, etc., but we co
honor of our common Chr

pa 4bof that final report o
e toe onm edito s
utations, to have their politi
incised and misjudged from
say, they will be careful h
to 85011 08118 hereafter. E
have the charity that f'hope


JACKSONVILLE, MONTG
The Rev. L. M. Wilson
Lord has graciously revived
place. A meeting of tw
continuance closed on Sun
1st, resulting in fifty con
backsliders reclaimed, and
bers greatly enlivened and
a good work among the c
tion


FROM HOUSTON, FLORIDA.
Mr. Editor:-I am happy that the Advo-
cafe is flourishing to well. I hope you will be
able to keep up its present size and neatness-
now the cheapest religious paper that I know
of. We are looking anxiously for the proceed-
ings of the General Confereree. We ali feel
great anxiety to know what will be done for
the futureof our Chureb.
I recovered our church at Pernandina and
set the people to worshiping there again. Bro.
Graham weatoff to New York, and then wrote
me resigning the charge ofbFermandle

oThe !erthdredarebrough sp.e Bisho
Bro. E ochp Giles, and the Conference
11no doubt survive her loss. We now have
possession of all of our churches, while the
Presbyteriar a sad others are still kept out of
theirs, at many places. Surely God is with us,
and I hope a bright future is ours. People
are getting back into the old habit of attend-
ing church, and we already have seen the bud-
dings of revivals ats>me places. Let us thank
God and take fresh courage.
With better mail facilities, and efftstent
postmasters and mail contractors our people
would subscribe more readily to the Advocate.
Florida is loyal now, none need doubt that
(chaplain Hobbs to the contrary notwithstand.
ing)-yet like the Southern people everywhere
else, having made a full surrender, with the
perfect understanding that we were not out of
the Union, and that upon laying our arms
down, would be restored afonce to our righk
and privileges as members of that EROre COM*
pact, I say we are getting impatierit. We all


eo a Jo 5 8 and ma
April. ROBERTL. Wraorws.

NO LICENSE IN DOOLY COUNTY.
Mr. Editor:-The new Code of Georgla-so I
have lmen informed-gives theanferi rC urtoof

license to retailspirituous liquors. Well, the Jus-
tices of Dooly County have been applied to by
many persons for license, and have been greatly
importuned, yea, have had lawyer to appear be-
fore them and make a very elaborate and pow-
erful argument to influence them to grantheense
to disabled soldiers and others, but they have
withstood all these things and refused every ap-

col2'A before theories e a a
willbeanother-becaturethepeopleoftheCounty
-those who "imbibe as well as temperance
men, soofar as I can learn-will sustain the In-


yo g mpeln oeol n"Quit
Willnot other Courts and Counties ofthe
State "ge and do likewise?,,
Please say to "Uncle Dabney, that some of
us are glad he has suggested the resurrection
of the Temperance Cause, and will do what we
can to aid in this good work.
W. S. TunNER.
JIontezuma, Ga., April 18.

For the Southern Chris+ian Advocate.

On the DisRiEl @LnUaT dONaleofArdent
Spirits.

weThelf 11 ilng tphreeambl an su no,
the Centreville Circuit, Ga Conference,
nearly every member of that body being
present, and voting for the same.
Whereas, The dh-tillation of ardent spir.
its is an unmitigated evil; and whereas
many members of our Connection, have du-
ring the last several years, under the pre-
text of supplying themselves with a useful
medicine, not to be obtained otherwise, dis-
tilled or caused to be distilled the fruits of
their vines and orchards; and whereas a
longer silence on the part of the Church,
may be argued as endorsing the propriety
of suchicolnduct r opinion of the

Conference, the patronage of stills is a post-

e ohr nu ess n e

eno harm, avoiding evil of every
Resolved, 2. That our Pastor be hereby
requested to admomsh our brethren of this

pe i d r
furnish to any di tiller any corn, peaches,
grapes, or other material, to be converted in-
to ardent spirits, to proceed against such of-
fender or oEenders, as in other cases of vio-
lation of our General Rules.
Resolved, 8. That, since and the drinking of spirituousliquors, unless

in-reases of n salty t xe by
to others either by gife or sale, where we
havoureason to believe that the same to
be used as a beverage, is none the les ob-
n ous, and such ofenders should be dealt

wiRes I ri 4 That the members of the
body present, pledge themselves hereby, to
diligence in useertaining and bringing to
the notice of the proper Church authorities,
the names of the members of the Church
within this charge, who are, or may be guil.
ty of any of the above named offences.
[The yeas and nays being called on




calls the attention of these and all other
Stewards who may labor under the same
mistake to Discipline Part Second, Set



Ronzare B. LESTER, P. E;
ENRY 8A.6 LEONARD, 80Cretaff.
pra, .


o


Congressional.
WAsumoTox, April 20.-The Senate to-day
passed a bill granting indemaity (?) to officers
of the army for acts committed in suppressing
the rebellion, and exempting them from liabili.
ty to the civil courts for meh acts,
WAsmacrox, April 28.-In the House, to-day
Mr. Wilson, from the Judiciary Committee, re-
ported adversely on the President's message
suggesting a modification of the test oath, on
the ground that, if it was modified, those who
tookpartagainst the Government would be in
the enjoyment of official position, and treason
would not be made odious,
Mr. Rogers presented a minority report say-
g that the people of the South were loyaland
I wo'tt be tyranny to exclude them. The
0 8 er I as then discharged from further
Rhi
A resolution was agreed to inviting the Pres-
Ident to take such measures as he may deem

trooper to1preden tehe introduction of cholera
The A s.
rmy Bill was further disonesed,

ASHINGTOx, April 22.-It is stated that the
Reconstrnetion Committee have agreed upon
the following propositions:

th t. Thet Constitution must be so mended
inatio enait I s oate shall make any discrim-
color ion on account of
2d. That after the 4th of Jul 18 th
groes mustbe allowed to vote. y, 67, e ne-

n i

e 4th. Se.
conditionkon ki be represented on these

Latest News,
WAsurNGTox, April 28.-Our Government,
learning that Austris is raising troops to operate
in Mexico, has instructed our Minister at Vien-
na to inform the Austrian Government that in a
ar by h at this time, dw d underdexisting

main silent or indifferent spectators. Austria
is to come upon the ground of non-intervention
to which we have invited France.
ASKINGTON, April 24.-The Preeldent han
felled the offices for the Internal Revenue De-
partment in Virginia with parties who have
e test os .
General SicMes has been nominated to the


Fe i8a sk s reAs ed ed dr ,b d
of the commander of the Department of the
East, and deposited at Fort Ontario. TheFen-
lans are greatly excited in consequence.
Ew ORLEAss, April 24.-The Provost Judge
has been arrested and committed to jail on a
charge of swindling Many cotton agents have
also been arrested and put in jail. They are
applying for the benefit of the habeas corpus,
but it has been refused.
There is renewed apprehension of great dam-
age from crevasses on the plantations,
NEW YORK, April 21.-Liverpool dates to the
111h instant have been received. The sales of
cotton in Liverpool for two da 8,500
bales. The markethasdedinedTpenn Five-
enties, 712872. Console, 871@87). The
erman diniculty looks worse.
*-
New You, April23.-Cotton is dull; mid-
aling quotedat 870. Gold 126}.

The Merloan Question.
WASHINGTON, April $$.-The French MiniB-
ter had an audieuce with the Secretary of State
yesterday, and presented the formal adhesionof
the French Government to the principle of Non-
intervention as explained by the United States.
The French Emperor kindly and cordially re-

do th note fox rgovernrmm coein
three detachments, the first in November next
and the second in May and November, 1867.

sanitary Regulations in New York.

liaNe eema le2 vTe 11Board id Health
lotion of Neir York and Brooklyn or popu-
healthy abodes, and to establish choleraohombi
als in various parts of the two cities for the use
In case of necessity. The Mayor has ordered
all the sietre (?) and glycerine to be _stored in
vessels and filled with water.


MARRIED,

re0ony I ,eC g ,ho y I
NArnix L. HUTCHENs, J., son of Judge Hutch-
ens, to Miss cann 8. on, of the same place.
7 "'tO ET GI 0 ( [ Ae
tar county, Ga.
On the 12th April, by Rev. Wa. C. Power,

o5k teox- oTen se9se, to Ms
Esq of Mecklenburg county, N. C.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
For Subscriptions to&. C. Advocate, from April
17 toApril25, 1868.





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018 2.
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MACON, GA., APRIL 27, 1866.
.
THE ACTION OF THE NEW YORK
EAST CONFERENCE *
The readers of the Advocate will see from
the report of the proceedings of the General
conference, that on Saturday, the 7th inst.'
that body was taken by surprise by a tele"
gram from the New York East Conference
then in session in Brooklyn, presenting to
the General Conference their Christian sal
station, and inviting them to make "the fol-
lowing Sabbath a day of prayer for the peace
and unity of heart of our common country,.
and for the restoration of Christian sympa-
thy and love between the Churches, especial-
ly between the different branches of Method-
,, .
ists within this nation. The gratifying
sentiments which that anxiouncement called
forth, in speeches, in a unanimous rising
vote, and in a telegraph acceptance of the
invitation, are all to be found in the pro- .
ceedings-
From other sources we learn that the re-
aponse of the Southern General Conference
to this fraternal invitation, was received at
New York late on Saturday night, but that
care was taken that the notice of it should
be sent to all the churches, whose pulpits
were, on the next day, occupied by members

:::t e:::::::: b
by the two bodies-one in New York, the
Otherin New Orleans. -
On Monday morning, the Secretary, Rev.
G. W.)VoodruK, reported to the Conference
in New York the reception of the response
as above mentioned, and thereupon, after a
abort discussion, the Rev. Dr. Whedon pre,
sensed the following preamble and resolu-
tions in connection with the matter:
IIEREAs, The interchange of Christian
courtesies between the General Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
and the New Yoik East Conference of the
Methodist p copal Olmreh has demo a-

edjeb een our two ca r cosustherefo en
Resolved, That this New York East Con,
ference respectfully requests the bishops of


e i if oi hTt e
shallspecially inviteall the congregations,
famihes and individual members of both
churches to unite, that God would pour out
upon the people of all the sections of our
country a more perfect spirit of love, confi-
dence, mutual justice, and national union
than ever existed even in the m st tranquil
and united days of our great Republic; that
He would shed abroad in the hearts of all
Christians of all sections a spirit of harmony
and peace with each other, and most espe-
cially that .he would, by the blessed sinflu-
ence of his Holy Spirit upon all branchesof
American Methodism, lead usto a more pure

andppaert t unity than has ever existed in
Resolved, That in the concert of prayer,
all the Methodist churches of every name,
section or color, throughout our country, be
cordially invited to join.
Resolved, That we request our Secretary
to transmit a copy of these resolutions to
the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, and to present a copy to the
Presiding Bishop of this Conference, with
the requestofthis Conference, hereby made,
that he would lay them before our bishops
at the earliest period.
Resolved, That it is to be expressly un-
erstood that nothingbin threes ourt ch tahn

odist Episcopal Church, South, shall, by any

a i hu Mindicati r anhy
ren among the freedmen of the South, or

ydalterit rota t1tepu o etuoi
their highest social, intellectual, and spirit-
nal prosperity. GEORGE TROOURLIFF

W. H. BOOLE 2
GEORGE 1. TAYLOR
GEORGE A. HUBBELL.
These resolutions were referred to a com-
mitteeof five to report. On the following
day the Rev. Dr. Whedon, from the Com-
mittee to whom was referred the whole sub-
ject of the messages which had passed
between this Conference and the Generat
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, in session at New Orleans,
zead the following report, which was made
the special order of the day at ten o'clock:


The committee on our relations with the The enorm us imporbitiors at th's port of
Church, South, respectfully report : forqigq goods during the last year and especial,
On Thursday, the lifth of April, 1866, WH 0 0 + ly the last six months, is creating mush inter_
this Conference telegraphed an invitation to est and anxiety. This will be the largest on
the Southern General Conference to join us FROM THOMASTON, GA. Record, and nearly three times as large as in
in a concert of prayer for unity of heart in 1865, which amounted to 811.478,668: This





offered in Conference, proposing that a sim- nous of the condition of our mourning land. for the future: A decided check will certainly
ihr concert of prayer should be held by the Wh1'e so much controversy has been going on
entire ministry and laity of both Method. in reference to the action of our present Gener- take p'ace with foreign importations, for such



sponse from the South, the Lord, and await hopefully the issue. has advatead from 10 tol5; Southern, 891 to
On esamining the response received, bow. The pastor of this circuit is moving on 10 pril lT MANEATTAL
ever, we find by the most obvious Inter pre- smoothly, yet our county and church labouns









SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE


The minutes of the last session were read
and approved.
Rev. Dr. D. R. McAnally, Chairman of
the Committee on Books and Periodicals,
presented Report No. 3, which, on motion,
was faid on the table for the present.
Rev. Dr. T. O. Summers, Chairman of
the Committee on Revisals, presented Re-
port No. 5, which lies on the table under
the rule.
Rev. W. O. Johnson presented a resolu-
tion that the Committee on Revisals be in-
structed to inquire into the propriety of al.
trying the Book of Discipline that the ques-
tions now propounded to and answered by
candidates for admission on trial shall be
propounded to and answered by preachers
proposed for adassion xnto full communion
In the Annual Conferences, as was the
practice under the laws of the Church be-
fore the General Conference of 1858. Re-
ferred to the Committee on Revisals.
Rev. Dr. C. K. Marshall presented reson
unions, that each pastor of our several
churches shall, at an early period after the
session of the annual conferences, call their
churches together and take at subscription
from every member capable, weekly, month-
ly, quarterly, or semi-annually for the sup-
port and maintenance of pastors, presidiDg
elders, missions, Bible Boolety, the poor,
the widows and orphans of deceased min1s-
ters, and Sabbath schools, and that when it
is impracticable to carry out this plan of
rai chunh fundsansdu 0 mmy eet

advisable. Referred to the Committee on
the Support of the Ministry.
Rev. W. Harrington presented a resola
tion to instruct the Committee on Sabbath
Schools to report a plan by which the pu-
pils of the Sabbath schools shall be instruct-
ed in sacred musie, and introduced into the
congregations to participate in that part of
nS n ePI colReferred to the Committee
Rev. T. L. Boswell offered a resolution
instructing the Committee on Revinals to
take into consideration the propriety of
striki7oon tehe 26th paragraph, section 6,


adetut pRo p ne er d astehrtz ma

res os b ch w to ef e tt the
mittee on Changes of Economy.

tiolley.aDrhE. E WiHeyCpresPnted a resolu-
from the ministry by the Holstone nfer-
on, a al fl ma oe edered3

the trial de novo, or as they may see fit, the
records of the former trial being lost. Res-


pre d hAbCo and Wm. P. Radoliffe
. HEREAS, 18 VieW Of the amount Of time
already consumed, without densite conclu-
a diu oonmhmi ne be r ciof ourdegular
vital importance to the successful proseen-
f tion of our work, the business of the remain-
der of thiS EOSSIOR Of the 0000181 CORfer-
e ence should be so conducted as to secure ac-
tion upon such business, in preference to
e r matters that mightbe proposed; there-
e Res'olved, That it shall not be in order to
e take up from the table for ,consideration any
Otherbusiness until thefollowingmatters be
t Ty t comb i ETi a ry io x-tettir
t the number of Bishops needed for the general
l work, and the election of the same; that part
f of a rt i ere rmmo een psunbd

n lishing winter ts and the election of editors,
d sh p t f eob it o so
s the electdonh e dearepnodtotheM

d e ee m e e
ored Population; the report of the Committee
on tineersef and appeal cases from the An-
Readied, further, That when the matters
i- du7y ide 4 sp ee ve re uh

pbe edques ed oballother mdt ers 3
- the resolution to contract the bus ness of
ll the session they did not propose to debate
h it, and he therefore moved the previous

n e )eall for the previous ques-
d Rev. J. Hamilton, of the Mobile Confer-
y ence, moved that the preamble and resola-
e tions be laid on the table for the present,
On vote, the niotion was carried
o he odn eknee hen w sth to ycle
of yesterday
o -

h
e .SUNDAY SCHOOL BELL.
.
e
sy HORACE WATERS.
s-
or -o-
k- SUNDAY SCHOOL BELL, No. 1, 406. each;
as $4 per dozen; $30 perhundredpaper covers,
f SU DAY SCHOOL BELL, No. 2. Price same
es SUNDAY scHOOL BELL, No. 1, bound in
e- ddr d'Oc. each; $5 per dozen; $40 per
o- 9, ,,, goEs a $ ah1; Tld

per dozen; $80 per hundred.
Besides a great variety of other sualay
school Music Books,
J. W. BURKE & 00.

UNION OF THE CHURCHES."
n- HE EDITORIALS IN THE 80UTT-
op ERNan I ANe nDTo a rn M
betMir n 0 ,&oeouu antas Athe M.
re or a es Tht will be sent byAma, postage9repad,
of for a per manarea so us. ress
Maceha J. BURKE & O.,a


fact that the members of that convention, rep- the same, and the carnal desires of the
recenting eight .annual conferences, together flesh, so thatthou wilt not follow or be led a
with the commissioners appointed by them by them. di
were actino ith th sole desig to protect anod Ana. I renounce them all. let
the Church; and in view of the further fact Que8. Dost thou believe in God, the te
that the convention and its commissioners did Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and
much towards thesecomplishment of that very earth 7 and in Jesus Christ, his only begot- re
desIrable end, the committee recommend that ten Son, Our Lord ? and that he was con- M
Go ral onferen a prove on at ceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the Vir-
agent of our publishing interests to pay the gin Mary ? that be suffered under Pontius an
traveling expenses of the commissioners, and Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried 7 fe
also the fee of the law er employed by the said that be ascended into heaven, and sitteth or
commissioner. R Moe chairman, at the right hand of God the Fathe.r Al- at
New Orlean Aprill6. mighty, and from thence shalt come again,
M
Rev. Dr. H. M era, Chairman of the at the end of the world, to judge the quick c
o
7 E rt- and the dead ? be
Commifkefoothe e8r coccoe a rs, Anddostthou believe in the Holy Ghost, it

with the request that they be referred to the Oburob of God, the communion of p
the Committee on Sunday Schools. So saints, the remission of stus, the resorree-
tion of the body, and everlasting hfe after e
ref .5. F. H es of the Finance Com- death? se
ugh u Aus. All this I steadfastly believe. sh
na tSeue paresenteda memorial on the a bje Ques. Wilt thou obediently keep God's sh
the Committee on Sunday Schools holy will and commandments, and walk in ly
An application was resented from Rev. the same all the days of thy life ? a
R. Smithson, of the Cphristian Church, of Ans. I will endeavor so to do, God being p
Ill fo - my helper. C
Boonko r the privilehge a print aH mn Ques. Have you been baptized ? ,
th a use a nomin om If any answer this question negatively let e
e re 5pe plates no f0hurato them be asked- a

the Committee on Boo a and Periodicals Ques. Wilt thou then be baptized in the a
The Conference then went into secre faith you have just professed ? c
Ana. That is my desire. m
sessia to consider anGepoP ot e Let them be then baptized, after which
m
e decision of the Virginia Annual Con- Re preacher shall ask of all the appli-
rence, expelling him from the ministry. Ques. 1. Do you approve of the doctrines
and discipline of the Metbodist Episcopal e
Committee Reports. Church South, so far as you comprehend
RaronTNo. 2 or COMMITTEE ON CHANGES them, and do yea agree to be governed by
or Ecomour. the rules of that church ?
The Committee on Changes of Economy Ques. 2. Do yon deafre to flee from the s
beg leave to ofer their Report No. 2, em- wrath to come, and are you earnestly seeking
bracing the subject of Reception of Mem- to be saved from your sins

bus it e hu ch w no em 2 a.p3.e haeTre yoan faith ind a the t
church meetings, vis: Prayer Meetings, applicants such counsels as he may deem
Love Feasts, Class Meetings, and a regular expedient; after which, taking them by
meeting proposed to be held monthly, when the hand, one by one, he shall say to each:
9
possible, and at least quarterly, in every rEcqgnize yoCahas amembter of the
""LTit':".:'b humbanenb referred to dePo aH th pr htso h prb eds a6


ferr mand id V8i a asking genn ful care affections and prayers of your fel- t
gestions to sha he action of t The names shall then be entered upon the l
ference; and two papers deprecating anjr ree fi nt fc mission come on cer- e
S
ft r giving respectful attention to all tificate from other churebes, after recom-
me perbstche m t 0 res t o d i se dwt -

Church, sets before them their duties and receiving them.
Priviledesin at r)edation, gnd to ,there- be rteadn nr asao2 le ah m @
formeon the whole, brtarmomous su rds cht h99ea e b ta 3ymi
carefully against admitting improper mem- p sy c
bers into the Church, while it does not formulary' '
exclude from the fold of Christ sincere and SECTION II-Of the Social Church Meet-
steadfast seekers of salvation 3 it provides, Ques. 1. What me na shall be adopted to
also, for extending the care of the church t al reli Christian fellow.
to those who are not ready to take on them promo a person gton'
the vows of church membership, but yet ship, salutary discipline, an interest in all
1 the institutions of the church and in their
i hpenitentab ittt ec asshmeetings; support ?
edition of church membership; it gives Aus.anLddfatetTfrulipreoabe r at afoTowi
more prominence to the prayer meeting gently y
than our system has given it heretofore; regulationsrespectingprayer-meetingslove-
and it provides for regular meetings of the feasts, chass-meetings, and regular church
members of the church quarterly or month Ques 2. What directions are given re--
ly, when possible, in every congregation' eating PRAYER MEETINGS7
hichineedtisha p lie work is ass gn SPAns. 1. Let the preacher hold prayer

willbe better maintained, and the member- meetings, weekly, in every church when it
ship of the church awakened toa new life; Be]rac ic Iled and whene11 ca elh -
netw enegtrby ia ide7or om, at exhorters, class-leaders.,craind others to hold

Ch' Committee recommend the striking to 2 Let sue meetingesde helwh .a
out of the Discipline of Question 1, An- p rge'
a 1 a 2 SeStion ii Chahpter 3p maoiseem to a probability of their doing

109, 114) Part II, and the insertion of the 3. It shall be the duty of the members to
following: attend the re prayer meetings as fre-
$EC. II-On the seece ionhof members into Quies .pWhat directions are given re-

Ques. How shall members be received Ans. 1. Quarterly, or at such other times
, into the Church?. as the preacher in charge may consider ex-
Ans. 1. In every congregation where pedient, love-feafts shall be h Id, to which'
practicable, let the Quarterly Conference besides church members, serious persons
al et q s ding com ttee of from three to mady be a4e dejting the love-feast, after

which committee the preacher in charge singing and prayer, the preacher may make
. shall preside, and they shall consider by a short address et Ing forth the nature
, personal examination or otherwise, all ap. and design of th natitution; every one
. application for church membership. Where present may then partake of a little bread
" thi n3 practileadb ,di ee p nellec rn nedmb 2 tTe . thtet

s tain whether the applicant is a suitable per. religious experience; and the meeting shall
n son to be admitted to the church, and he close with singing and prayer.
- shall admit none other. Ques. 3. What directions are given re.
d 2. Applicants for church membership specting Orass MEETINas ?
shall be made acquainted with the Disole Aus. 1. Let the membership of every
' pline, and assigned to classes, until sheir church, whereverit is practically be divided
e appgcation can be considered, as above pro- into disses. . .
- videll for. 2. Let the preacher in barge appoint
h 3. When the applicants shall have been one person in each class to be the leader
approved, their 'names shall be called at a thereof.
f regular church meeting, and the preacher 3. Let the leaders take personal cogni.
s, in charge shall give the admonition and sance of all the members of their respective
s pro oun he qduestions that follo classes and, if possible, meet thentweekly,
admitted to beo are coTe Cher to t to inquire of them how their souls prosper'
- God, our Lo mJesusipC ist, in b choly iingthemoo portunistyfo in ena aen

Wordsi liathnpdrog e a t iny rom in5, as Ce sion mayn siLe the e
d Heaven and everlasting life; which prom- prayer.
d ise he for his part will most surely keep and 4. Let the leaders.meet the preacher and
t perform* stewards once a week, whenever practicable,
le Wherefore, after this promise made by to report the names of any who may be sick
- Christ, ye must also faithfully, fbr your or needy, or of any who neglect their duty,
r part promise in the presence of this conq or who walk disorderly and will not be re-
at gregation that you will renounce the devil proved; and to pay the stewards what they
and all his works, and constantly believe may have received in the classes during the
is God's Holy Word, and obediently keep his proceeding week.
y' commandments. 5. Two or more classes may meet at the
n Quest. Dost thou renounce the devil and same time and place, at-their own option,
n, all his works, the vam pomp and glory of and the leaders may alternate in conduct-
he the world, with all covetous desires of ing the exercises,


6. Let the preacher visit every class once
quarterif practicable, and report its con-
tion to the Quarterly Conference; and
him hold General Olass Meetings as of-
n as he shall find it expedient,
Ques. 4. What directions shall be given
specting the holdingof REGULAR CHURon
EETINGs?
Ana.1. All the members of the Church,
d resident members of an Annual Con-,
rence, bhall 80mo tOgether every month,
on Circuits at least every three months,
every appointment to hold a Church
eating. It may be held at any time most
nvenient for assembling the greatest num-
r of members; but if on the Sabbath,
should not interfere with the morning
ubhc worship.
2. A permanent Secretary shall be elect.
d annually, at the first meeting itfter the
ssion of the Annual Conference. He
all keep a record of the proceedings, and
all keep a book and return to the Quarter-
Conference of which he may be at oficio
member all the statistics which the Disci-
line requires to be reported to an Annual
conference,
3. The roll of members shall be called at
very meeting unless otherwise ordered,
nd the.meeting may strike off the names of
ny who.on account of removal or other
ause, have been lost eight of for twelve
onths: Provided, however, that if such
embers appears and claims membership,
e may be restored by a vote of the meet-
The following is suggested as the gen-
ral
Order of Business for Church 11feetings:
receive eports-

i 1st.bFrom the reachers, of their labors
24. From the class leaders.
3d. From the Sunday Schools.
f
h th.h From the steward or stewards o
II. It sh 11
1st What i for the relief of the
oor of the obureh ?
2d. Is the church here doing its duty for
-
beP an dn ion al co chumehd n
he3d Isu el reef the church chen-

atedhanCarftte church extend its work by
establishing additional prayer meetings'
unday schoolsno m ny other waydone t
o
e

2Aen amidbuilda athe a rehauneth
6th. Are the members of this church
o
walking orderly and giving att ioneat


ameet go a bHodT o'd ti
hurch? Provided, however, that in mak
th I d
cn pl ts a $stf omambeus Innoabe
allowed.
III. If the observance of this'order o
business is likely to protract the Church
151eet b d ble limit th
ing eyon a reason
esse pomt at oamte a big m ohr
ward; but the following matters shall b
attended to at every meeting, if there b
licant .
**st. Asd.minister baptism to the infan
children of those parents who may desire i
administered at this meeting, and enrol
eir immes according to the provisions o

2. Ad it pelicans for membership i
the church, according to the method lai

tein the Discipline, section 1 of thi

an e6bed it ri is es and coe
ducted in a devout and prayerful spirit.
All of which a resp tfidly a ted.
> '

MINORITY REPORT.-Moved as a subst
ute to 1sts e ommiSt olL on Repo


dnoum rsigried members of the Com
mittee on Changesjof Economy, agree to a
of Report No. 2, from that Committee, wit

e 8 o a er dme

their admission. For this question an
answer we submit the following minority
report as a substitute for the report of th
Am t .
SEC.ml eOn the Reece on of Members int

Ques. How ab all persons be received int
the Church ?
Aus. 1. When persons offer for Churc
membership, let the preacher in charg
laquire into their spiritdal condition, ac
quamt them with the Discipline of th
Church, and assign them to classes.
2. When the preacher in charge is sati
.fted by due inquiry, in such a way as he
the Church Meeting may devise, ofthedfi
neap of the applicants to a receive
md radion s oCh ch of rist, and
and to keep them, he a 11 call their nam
at a Church Meeting, and on their pr

Hinting themsPelvPe hd shall give thoe adm
R tfu espec 11y submitted,
Jarranson HAnzarom
E. H. MYEns.

Thirteenth Day.
EDNESDAY, April 18, 1868,
The Conference met pursuant to adjour
ment, and was called to order by Bish
Paine.
The opening devotional exercises we
condneted by Rev. Dr. Samizel Watson,
the Memphis Conference.


PROCEEDINGS OF GENERAL CONFERENCE
CONTINUED FROM FOURTII PAGE.
Rev. A. L. P. Green submitted a few re-
marks in favor of blending the separatecol"
election into one. *
On the call of the motion to strike out the
word ''separate," it prevailed.
The resolutions were then separately and
collectively adopted-
Dr. T. O. Summers moved thatthereport
be referred back to the committee for their
amendment, and it was so referred.
After the usual announcements, the Con-
ference adjourned, with the benediction of
the Bishop.

Twelfth Day.
TUESDA April 17 1866
The Conference met at 9 o'clock, A. M.,
and was called to order by Bishop Early.
Rev. Dr. Thomas O. Summers, of the
Mobile Conference, conducted the opening
devotional exercises.
Bisho Early: I am requested by
Brother urkhead, who received the m-
telligence this morning by telegraph, to
announce to the Conference that on Sunday
last David B. Nicholson, of the North Caro-
lina Conference, died. A man of more
than thirty years in the ministry, devoted
fo the work, of great influence, and whose
d ath is a great loss to his friends and the

.Dr. C. F. Deems, ofthe North Car-
olina Conference: Before the minutes are
read, I would like to say a few words in
regard to that great and good man, the tid-
ings of whose death has come upon us so
suddenly. There have been few men among

rrrhdo for thteolasht thirty yea ,dhave b n
ty of our oburch than David B. Nxpe pson
He was a man of extraordin natural(
character-a man of well balance mind-a
man great prudence, and a man of great
piety.elol hav listood to Brother Nicholson
Indso so ar tidnship, and we have been
wdsotoshT tathilzetw h one anothhetr'sh

i' ?,:::.i"i"f w":.:"f.:'::.?, '8
b who zm 1 ro nodh ne d
The last letter received m my family, before

from MrM. Ni halsong and u iful I er
and q e spidE tobursdeare r.t 1

m fb le It

and send him m love The North Ca n
lina Conference greatly bereaved. There


w sr d I n ha aa o Id 1
1e li d so well and all I wish for m self

I ace Aat IDmaid be asN laoinan sh
North Carolina Conference affectionately
and reeipectfully ask the sympathy of this
whole bod th' tb t
y in is our grea ereavemen
The minutes of the lastsession were read

neirapproved. Bishop Andrew took the
On motion of Rev. Dr. J. C. Keener, the
several committees were instructed to fur

I u ica)te c y of their reports.to the
Rev. Dr. J. Hamilton, Chairman of the
Committee on Boundaries, presented the
e
following report, which lies on the tabl
un er the rule:
ComMITTEE ox BOUNDARIES-EEPORT

1. The committee have had before them the

set5 h n a
while they have suffered in common with the
r
step the cou rd ath av red unde
e t I ame no ur n bqu thers to induc
e
loyal. They ask for aid in var ucono m
b on enedm ott oe51 oper unt


ite 2 li 1 stGenwalore ene
our German bresbrenin Texas, to the Church
in a time of temptation, and of the devotion
and zeal of the ministry to their work amit
c ad woutr dhem out

2. Your committee has alsophad before them
the resolutions of the delegates of the Ken
tucky, Louisville, and kit. Louis Conferences
asking authority to annex territory m Ohio
admaanad I noise agin mn

Resolved That such churches 'or societie
as are now, or may hereafter be organized i
sections of the country not under our ecclesias
ticaljurisdiction, and which wish to be unite
"c reen a8t 'nuxesytbate
And that the Bishops be authorized and re
quested to form such churches into separate
annual conferences whenever, in their judg
ment, the Interests of the work demand suc
act n.il 16, 1866 J. Kinusor, Chairman,

Rev. Dr. D. R. McAnally, Chairman o
the Committee on Books and Periodical
presented the following report, which lie
on the table under the rule:
COMMITTEEONEOOKSANDPERIODICALs

th 3p a is h a
this committee, and by them dul considered
they respectfully report that whil they regar
the matter set forth in the report of the agen
as one of intereetiand importance to the who
ni hTp 1 ip ent n arra
n
Churchthe committee deem t inexpedient fo
the Church to engage in such an enterprise
present.
codmine r sund pae ent to th
tion of preacher holding Louieville, Kentuck
in April, 1864, and to the action of certain
commissioners appointed by that convention
we respectfully report: That, in view of t










I SOTHR CHITA DOAE


accidents of the question, as to prepare the
Contemnoo, perhaps to much more highly
appreciate than othewise what he had to
ubmit. He honestly and candidly believed ,
he 06nference sever had, and probably
never would have, a graver question before
them. He wished that he could, without
a single preliminary, address himself to the
merits of this question; but the course pur.
sued by those who have entered the lists
against him, compelled him toeat about
in the brush from whence they fired their
shells.
The speaker then proceeded to consider
what he termed the ad hominum address of
Rev. I)r. McAnally, delivered several days
smee, on the same question, denying that
he had changed his views in regard to the
mattersincethe General Conference of 1854.
It is said that wise men sometimes change
their opinions, but that other men never do.
If he was wrong in 1854, he would be proud
in 1866 to any that he had been so convin.
ced. He thanked Dr. Green for his speech
He stated the speaker's position in his pe.
onlid, calm, significant, and distinct way
that no doubt gave him now a great advan-
tage in this discussion. His position taken
the other day, and his position in 1854, was
precisely that which Dr. Green stated, that
our Episcopacy was a co ordinate power of
the Government, and that as it was co-ordi-
mate in the very nature, they had the pow.
er to stop vicious legislation, which was mere.
ly the veto powers The speaker here refer.
red to a point made by a former speaker in
regard to the Journal of the session of 1854
not showing that the measure had received
a two-thirds vote of the General Conference,
arid pointed out discrepancies in the record.
ed history of the proceedings, to prove that
the Journal's exhibit in regard to this mat.
ter was not the true one. The Journal
shows that this subject has not been fairly
chronicled. It may have been chronicled
as it occurred, but at the same time he
thought the Journal itself shows that it
could not have been. The Journal shows
.thus it was referred to the.Committee on
Episcopacy, but there is nothing to show
that that committee ever reported on it, the
next record we have of it being when it was
acted upon by the General ConfereD00. Hig
position was that the Bishops are a co-ordi.
oate branch of the church government.
Whatdowemeanbycoordinate? Hedid
not ask what every brother meant by it, be-
cause he heard one brother .defining it as a
middle ground. But what be.meant by a
co-ordinate power of the Government, is a
branch of equal power with the General
Conference, and be was willing to join issue
with any man on that point, and fight it
cut on that line all summer," or to the end
of time if necessary. The speaker here quot.
ed froma speech of .Bishop Hamline in the
General Oanference of 1844, to support his
view on this point. Have you any right to
assemble together and make laws, and then
be the judge whether these laws are consti-
tutional or not ? No, sir; you are to inake
lawswitiin certain limitations and restric-
tions. If you have a government at all, we
are not to submit to the humiliating ano-
maly of attempting a government without
any restrictions upon its powers whatever,
nor to let men make laws under certain rules
and restrictions and leave them the sole
judges of whether those laws are under those
rules and restrictions or not. In the very
nature of things it would be child's play,
and is not worth a moment's consideration,
unless a power is lodged somewhere to de-
termine whether they have kept within the
bounds or not. This veto power of the Bish-
ops was never exercised but once, that he
was aware of, and that was by Bishop As-
bury, in.1814. Why was it not exercised
in 1844 ? Why did they not veto those
proceedings, and send them back to be con-
sidered by the people ? They knew that
power belonged to them, but they were afraid
of being called tyrants. They did not do
it, and hold the church steadyas they ought
to have done ? Suppose that the General
Conference can pass any law they please, and
then pronounce it constitutional, and it is
law for all intents and purposes, what right
had they to give that power away to the
Bishops, or anybody else ? The speaker
here quoted authority to the effect that the
General Conference is not the church, in
any sense of the word, but is merely a rep-
resentative power of the church, to discharge
certain delegated trusts. If that is so, you
stood hoisted a button- hole lower than you
supposed. Thisvetopowerisdemanded.by
.the genius of our government and by the
peril of the times upon which we have fall-
en. First, by the very genius of our gov-
ernment. What is the history of our oburch
so far as out Bishops are concerned ? They
were first, sir, in logical order. Nearly
every speech that he had heard upon this
subject, assumes that time General Confer-
ence created our episcopacy, and, therefore,
the General Conference is in logical order.
He denied it, The episcopacy originated
with John Wesley, in the person of Bishop
Coke, who was endowed with every power
that you now assign to your Biabop long be-
fore you had a church at all.inthis country,
He came to this country with all those pow-
era, and to that we owe our consistency.
Now, Bishop Asbury was elected in 1784,
but how elected ? He came here as a regu
-
1arly appointed Bishop, conceded to them
the privilege of electing him, but claimed
to the day of his death all the rights and
all the authority for which theapeaker con-
tended. Some persons have attributed to
the speaker the idea of two houses in the
General Conference. He wished to remind
them that they thus honored him very much
but it was Bishop Asbury's idea and not
his own. He would probably never have
thought of it but for Bp. A. Before God, an
d
in view of his accountability to God, he hon
estly and solemnly believed that the Church
has never fallen upon a more perilous peri
ad of our history than the present Thin


of it as you may, speak of it as you may, the
the ship.has, in many respects, unmoored
from her fastenings. Already she is drift-
ing, and whither ? you may well ask, for the
elements of evil entering into the organiza-
tion of our church have been, in the prog-
ress of events, unfolding and developing
themselves, and working out theirlegitiniste
results. A feebug of hostility, deplorably
to be regretted, is getting up in many parts
of our country-to what, so ? To our opts-
capacy. Is our episcopacy rightly under-
,stood ? He did not believe it was, neither
did he believe our system of government is
rightly understood. To explain the work-
logg of the system-not as it. has been ad-
mastered under laws made by masses
thrown together, with no wise, considerate,
grave body of reverend seniors to pass upon
their legishition-but such as has been ex-
plained, the Bishops must throw their legis-
lation out into the country, for there are
many people who think they are opposed to
the Episoopany and the whole system. He
hazarded nothing in making such a state,
ment. He did not believe it was hostility
to our position, but you have got to get on
safe and pure ground or you will hear the
roar of that estaract over which you will
presently be plunged. Your Bishops ought
to go among our people. They should get
.off our railroads, goout of our cities and
mingle among the masses of our people, and
come in contact with theemen of our church.
The great mass of the Intelligence of our
church as not congregated in our atties, as
too many suppose. It is in the country that
we find the leadinginen ofour nation-men
who understand on government-and that
is just where oui Bishops hardly ever go.
It will not do for you to sit down and write
to that people; you must go and tell these
thinking, knowing men-these men that will
in spite of you, think for themselves-
thas you need these presiding elders to give
you counsel.. You may all regard the ship
as loosed from her fastenings in that respect,
and floating. There is a demand for vari-
cus changes in our government. These
changes come up in a form that shows that
public opinion demand them to an ez tent
that you cannot control, and therefore you
IDay 60074 that ill t 118 YO8pGCE RIBo the ship
Is loosed from her moorings, and is drifting
before the tides and winds. He was not
opposedto reforms. He was not one of
your a rut '' men. He was for the old paths,
but he had no idea of keeping the wagon in
the old rut all the time. He was for pro.
gress,.and you need not put him down as old
fogyish in that respect. In a figurative
sense, however; you are cut loose from your
mooring. Where are you going to? You
cannot tell, neither could he. Who are our
helmsmen ? Our Bishops. Some of our
men are wandering through the rigging,
others are tugging at the shrouds, and an.
other at the masthead is looking anxiously
to see land and ready to cryout Land ho I'm
and the rest walking quxetlyabout the deck,
calmly trusting in God that all will be
well." He had drawn up that resohition
as a kind of cable to be thrown around their
necks, and let them haul and draw as they
will, we can look to the Bishops to keep
them all right. By amere majority of votes
sometimes, byad captandamapeeabes some.
times, by amusing aneedotessometimes by
ad housinum arguments, that degrade men
without at all touching the, points at issue,
they will drive the vessel right over the cata
-
ract of ruin and death. Thereforehe would
say give the Bishops that veto power, and if
it were the last word he had to utter he
would ask the General Conference to give
that power to the Episcopacy, to lodge it
there, and especially at this time of grea
peril.
Without arriving at any other action on
the question, the Conference then adjourn
ed.

Tenth D ay
SATunnAY, Arml, 14, 1866
The Conference met at 9 o'clock A. M.
and was called to order by Bishop Andrew
The opening devotional exercises wer
conducted by Rev. Wm. G. E. Dunnyne
ham, of the Holaton Conference.
The minutes of the last session were rea
and Approved.
Bishop Andrew: I have thought several
times since we have been here, that perhaps
it would be proper for me to make a fe
suggestions which you can take in good par
ornot just as you please, Brethren, re
member you have a good deal to do, an
that you have scarcely done sophie; yet
Ilike free discussion, but I1. c.:. has i
understood that speakers abould concentrat
and bring their thoughts within a smal
compass. If we all indulge in desultor
discussions we shall have nothing but talk
I.mean, do not take up more time than i
necessary. I should like to know if yo
have done one single thing since you hav
been here. There has been a great deal o
talk, but I want to give you this hint, tha
we have got a good dealt do. The churc
is expecting a good deal of you. Whene
er I receive a letter, the expression is th
the people are anxiously looking to yo
The eyes of all the church, the eyes of th
people, and above all the Ee of God is up
on you. Again, I woul like to kno
whether there has been a conversion sinc
we have been here? One Brother says th
there have been three. There ouebt to hav
been more. There are plenty of sinners
work upon, and if we are all faithful, Go
will certainly give us some instances of h
grace. Preach as in your work in th
country, and believe me, the people of th
city will like your preaching all the bett
if you preach plain scriptural truths. Preac
as if you expected to meet your congreg
- tion at the bar of God, and leave behind
influence that will enable them to hate the
- sins, and love their Savior.
k Bishop Paine took the chair.


Rev. Dr. W. M. Wightman, chairman of fensive and unjust by their implication. fr
the Committee on Episcopacy presented a They connect a horrid tragedy with which co
report recommending the adoption of the our people had nothing to do, witha war in
following resolutions: which they fairly and honestly waged; the ti
Resolved, first, Thatthe following beincor- assassination was of a piece with it, its gi
porated in the Book of 1)isciplire, to take the crowning act, its culmination; and those to
place of Item 11, under question ad, section 5. who were parties to one, are thus implicated a
g
r ticablTo aveldu ngp id ar, efasi in the other. A copy of the anniversary us
intriots of each Annual conference which may addresses of last May is now in hand. I st
1)e includedin his Episcopal district, in order to confess to a lapse of memory. Dr. Taylor's in
preach and oversee the optritual and temporal resolution on the President's death, winds b
wantsof the church* up with abolition andhero-worship, and not b
le12esoelv8ede and%, bThaht thlee assassination. 1 do him the justice of ci> sh
di ional Bishops. ing it from the pamphlet published and p
Laid on the table under the rule. circulated by the American Bible Society. in
Rev. Dr. l). R. McAnally, Chairman of Dr. MoT. then cited Dr. Taylor'sresolution, d
the Committee on Books and Periodicals, and proceeded to say: Does that resolu- s
presented a report, and recommended the tion and its support bear a catholic point as m
adoption of the following resolution: to upward ? Upon examination the words t
leesolved, That the a one or agents of our inneourately attributed to the secretary, are u
ublishing interests, together with the Book found in another document-the 49th and w
committee, be instructed to obtain suitable last report of theboardof managers: "Our t
plans and specifications for building houses of wicked rebellion, which has had its culmi- l
worship in cities and towns, arid also in rural nation in the murder of the chief Executive,
a n nthat hr 8 8ee heeanadm &0:" (Several membersinterrupting-that C
efit of the chur#at large, makes it worse.) The civil waria here stig- f
On motion of Rev. H. A. G. Walker, of matised as a rebellion; though our people a
the South Carolina Conference, the re ort poured out their prayers as well as blood in i
was adopted what they honestly believed a righteous t
Rev. J. E. Evans, chairman of the Com- conflict, it in here written down and sent t
mittee on Colored People, presented a report out to all nations as a wicked rebellion, h
recommending the adoptionof the following, which found its culmination in that mur- s
resolution. der. Would that I had found these words s
Resolved, That we recommend to our people in the Secretary's resolution instead of.the t
the establishment of day whools under proper Report. Then they would have been i
regulations and trustworthy teachers for the chargeable to the Managers only indirectly, S
education of colored children* butnow directly: they are the well weighed, c
On motion of Rev. Dr. A. E. Mitchell, deliberate utterance of a Moard, charged w
the report was adopted. with the care and administration of a great
Rev. J. E. Evans also presented another and beneficent institution belonging equally o
report from the same committee recommend- to South and North. A sentence or two
ing that the colored people be organized from General Fisk's address will substan-
p
into separate charges, have their own annual tiate my allusions to him the other day. i
conferences, colored persons be licensed to Hear an extract. The speaker read the ex-
preach, and ordained deacons and elders tract. k
according to the Disexpline when they are That hints a thirst for the blood of Gen- c
deemed suitable; the bishop may form a eral Lee RDK Others. We and they are i
district of colored charges and appoint to it traitors-unless refuge is taken under igno- h
a colored presiding elder when, in his Judg- rance and pliability. Those of our people
ment, if is reqmred; when it is judged ad- who are not traitors are tools-this is the a
visable by the Bishops, annual conferences alternative. Now these are strange words a
of the colored people may be organned tobe to be sounded from the platform of the s
presided over by our bishops; when two or American Bible Society; and then, lest e
more annual conferences shall be formed> these evil words should die and be forgot, t
let the bishop advise them to form a general they are taken up by the types of the So-
conference la fraternal union with ours) cletyto be spread and perpetuated. Dr. s
and speexal attention should be given to Gardner Spring followed the General, and
Sunday schools for colored children. Laid began his address by heartily endorsing
on the table under the rule. him. A good address he made, rich in t
Rev. Dr. E. II. Myers, Chairman of the reminiscences; but there were dead flies in
Committee on Changes of Economy, pre- the potofointmenteansingthesavor there-
senteda majority and also a minority report> of to be unacceptable to us. I read an ex-
in reference to the reception of members tract:
into the church, with a form therefore, and But these are dry matters, especially from l
also giving directions for the social meet- the faltering tongue of an old man, who is slow
ings. to get up the enanusiam of that noble man who
Rev. Dr. Myers said the point of differ- preceded me-
ence in the reports, is that by the plan of The Bible'spowerhas beenmanifestedin the
fered in the majority report, a committee is recent a tatmasso hte e\dren a ulSdo 1
to be raised in every congregation wherever ern churches, Emiscopal, Presbyterian, Meth-
practicable, to be composed of three or sev- odist, Baptist, had been imbued with the spirit
en members. In the minority report there of the Bible, the chureb of the living God, the
is to direction given with respect to the ministration of the Lord Jesus Christ, they
committee, but such committee becomes pos- tT gda trthi w oe ounn .front afsth bat-
sible in certain cases, but is not obligatory. One of the leading statesmen of the so-can 4
The reports lie on the table under the Confederacy, that but for the influence of the
rule. ministry they never could have seceded.-
Rev' J. E. Evans, chairman of the Com- shame for the Southern ministry that it was
mittee on Circulating the Holy Scriptures, so' .
presented a report. How do you relish that ? Is it just ? Is
Rev. S. P. Richardson, of the Florida it kind ? is it true ? Let it not be said I
Conference: Permit me here as a repre- injure a cause we love by publishing these
sentative of the American Bible Society, to things. We cannot conceal them. The
make a few remarks id indications of gs Society has published these addresses and
claims upon us as christian ministers. TIe this report, and scattered them over the
present temporary necessities of the South world. It is from their own record that I
t might be very easily supplied. But as a read. We owe it to the other partners in
church, we are dependent upon the Ameri- this institution, as well as to ourselves, to
can Bible Society-as are all the churches let them know that we have marked their
. -to a very great extent, for supplies for our offense, though we can forgive it. The
foreign work. We cannot carry on our- times were boisterous. This ship rode out
missionary work in foreign countries with- the storm well, all things considered; but
out the co-operation of the American Bible at the worst of it she dragged anchor*
Society. Who is'to translate the Bible into We hope for a long career of usefulness>
the different tongues and languages of the and happy resultsfromfutureco-operations3
, earth ? Has the Methodist Church the but that this may be so, the feelings, the self-
. means to doit? Has the Episcopal Church respect, and the rights of all parties to this
e the means to do it ? The Baptist Church Society must be plainly stated and vigilant"
- has attempted to translate the word of God ly guarded. Some of you may be called to
into their own language in this couDtry, NOW York to take part in 'its great anniver-
d and have made a failure. It requires all sary occasions. Do you wish, on that com-
the means of all the churches together, to mon platform, to be badgered and insulted,
l carry on this great work. We cannot do to hear yourself and your blood and your
s it denominationally. It requires all the brethren called traitors and rebels ? Un-
w power of all the Christian denominations like Gen. Fisk, I do not claim indemnity
t unitedly to carry forward this enterprise. for the past, but I want security for the fu~
. TheAmerican BibleSociety isdoing this ture.
d work, and there ought to be but one Bible Rev. Dr. D. S. Doggett, of the Virginia
. Society on this part of the continent. The Conference, after makingsomeexplanations,
t world must have the Word of God before I said: I donot know that it would answer
e the world can be converted to God. The I any great important purpose to make this
l American Bible Society is the Angel in protest. We are perfectly and thorough-
y the Western Hemisphere carrying the lyknownonthisiluestion. Idonotintend
. Word of God, bearieg tidings of salvation to vindicate either remotely or constructive-
s to the ends of the earth; and I should be ly any expression of that body, but to define
u almost afraid of God's Judginent resting that opposition which I desire to lay before
e upon me ivere I to pluck one feather from the General Conference in reference to thdir
f his wmg to impede his prog as in his on- action. I suggest that if it may please them
t ward course. I think pr p ty would sug- to insert this protest, I concur in the truth
h gest that this General Conference should and accuracy of it, but is it proper to insert
v. throw nothmg in the way to embarrass the a condition, now that we propose to enter
at work of that Society. I think prudence into an alliance for a specific object, omit,
u. would suggest that they should do nothing tir g all other circumstances of the case,
e to knpede its progress in the South and There is an exaction with respect to future
, throughout the world. In conclusion, I condnot, that we will refrain from certain I
w can only regrets a lover and friend of that things if they will also. Will it not be thee I
e most catholie institution, that they should to take the subject into consideration when [
at have said or done anything offenalve either it has transpired 7 I know that it has trans-
e to the South or any one else. ired but are we not formally anticipating and
to Rev. Dr.,McTyeire: Before this report Paking a position and attitude that might
d is disposed of, the society and the subject embarrass ourselves on this subject? There
is is entitled to the correction of noremark is no contrariety of opinion between myself
e made by me the other day; when the pream- and Dr. MeTyeire, ozeept as to the polity of
is ble was arrested in its passage, and recom- this thing by which we propose, to enter in.
er mitted for amendment. It will be re- to connection with the American Bible So-
h membered, though not stated in the pub- eiety,
a- listed debate, that I quoted from the record Rev. J Blakely Smith, of the Georgia
an of the society by memory, and attributed to Conference: I regret exceedingly that
ir Dr. Taylor, one of its secretaries, the words: Brother Pieree, who is an Agent for the
The rebellion had culminated in the assas- American Bible SocietyiS D0t here to make
sination of the President;" words very of- some statement in regard to letters received


om that Society, proposing everything that
uld be asked, I wish to make this remark
reference to their action, that during the
me of the war they have kept our accounts,
ving as credit for every dollar that is due
us, and they are now writing to very
ent in the South, begging them-if Imay
e that strong term-to buy books, and
ating that so much is due them, and urg-
g that they may send for boolts that they
b supplied. I believing consistency. Day
efore yesterday we assed resolutions in
is Conference adopting that Society, 0-
osing to co-operate with them, and sig
g our willingness to do all ye couldin
istribittion of the Bible. Now,. if the
speeches and quotations presented here this
morning will give any aid in this country to
he American Bible Society, I confess lam
nable to see it. You are building up a
all between the people of this country and
hat Society, which it would be exceeding-
y diflicult for you to get over,
Rev. Dr. E. H. Myers, of the Georgia
conference saidhe was surprised that the
ribnds of the Bible should oppose that pre-
mble, for it is only an expression of opin-
on, a statement hoping that such and such
hings will be done-in fact a bit of advice
o that body. He was in favor ofithecause
e was friend of the Bible Society. Words
poken will not conce track. Whathasbeen
aid to-day and the other day about the ao-
ion of that Society will go to our people and
t will hedge our action. If we give that
society some friendly advice that shall
counteract thatimpression, then our people
ill saythatwehavesetthemrightheforethe
American Bible Society and they will co-
perate with it.
Rev. Dr. O. K. Marshall, ofthe Mississip-
i Oonterence, said that Dr. Gardner spring
s one of the most venerable men connected
with that institution, and as a clergyman is
nown as a stereotyped man. He does not
hange. There is probably nota clergyman
n America more intense in the violence of
is prejudices against the Southern people.
They cannot refuse to invite him to make
n address on future anniversary occasions,
nd if this thing is ever allowed to pass in
silence, in his opinion, it would be constrai-
d by Dr. Spring as a license to speak hi
hat manner of the South again. General
Fisk is now traveling over the Southand is
peakingto thousands in various sections.
While we are endeavoringto heal the breach,
he is going round and with an iron hand
rying to tear open the old wound, and.the
very words he uttered at the Anniversary
may be repeated again on the same stage.
He therefore went for the.preamble, and he
wanted is understood that we are not entire-
y dependent upon the American Ilible So-
eiety for the performance of our mission.
If we are to be branded and denounced as
rebels and traitors, if the blood of the me
we have venerated heretofore, ard oral re-
gard as a part and parcel of ourselves, is still
demanded, we can go elsewhere for Bibles,
or make them at home. He had always
found that when two men have disagreed,
the poorest way is to try to cover it up and
go along as though there had never been
any such thing. The best way to settle a
quarrel is to come together, frankly acknowl-
edge the fault, with the understanding on
the part ofeach, that the whole thing is to
be forgotten. They may then come to be
friends, and there is more likelihood that
the friendship will be more lasting than to
spread it over with a little sand and call it
buried deep in the earth,
Rev. W. H. Watkins, of the Mississippx
Conference, said: We are a part and parcel
of the American Bible Society, and when
we speak of them we speak of ourselves,
The question promment in the minds of
those who have spoken seems to be, wheth-
or we are to permit ourselves to be thus
treated by a society of which we form a part.
We ought to sustain the American Bible So-
elety, but not by passing over those offen-
she remarks in regard to the Southern peo-
ple. He wasinfavor of the adoptionof the
preamble.
On vote, the preamble was then adopted,
and ordered to be published in the DAILY.
- Rev. Dr. Jefferson Hamilton, Chairman
of the Committee on Boundaries, presented
a report, recommending-
That the request from the Missiasippi
Conference, a change of boundary so as to
include that part of the State of Mississippi
now in the Mobile Conference, within the.
Mississippi Conference, be not granted.
ThattherequestfromtheArkansasCon-
ference to divide, making the Arkansas Rir-
er a boundary like, be not granted.
And recommending the adoption of a
resolution in favor of extending*the bound-
aries of Conferences beyond the geographi-
callinefiredin1844.
On vote the resolution was adopted; the
remainder of the report lies over under the
rule,
A minority report from the same commit-
tee was also presented, favoring the divise
ion of the Arkansas Confereneena osed.
Laid over under the rule. prop
Rev. Dr. 0. F. Deems moved that a ps.
per heretofore presented by Rev. R. 8 Mo-
ran, on the subject of church trials, be tak-
en up and referred to the Committee on Re-
visals. Motion agreed to.
Rev. Dr. J. Hamilton, ofthe Mobile Con-
ference, presented a resolution in relation to
the qualification of candidate, which, on
motion, was referred to the committee on
Edneation,
Rev. N. Wilson, of theBaltimote Confer-
ense, offered a resolution requesting the
Bishops to propose for publication a com-
mentary on the Disciphne, embracing the
Episcopal Decisions, which, on motion, was
adopted.
Rev. J. E. Evans, of the Georgia Confer-
ence presented a resolution in regard to the
qualification for orders in the Church, and
recommending the adoption of a common








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Rev. Dr. W. Smith, of the South Caroli-
na Conference, said thathewis exceedingly
. anxious that whatever we do in regard to
fundamental changes in the economy of the
church should be constitutionally done, and
should be so done as to prevent any future
dispute or cavil. Very grave and serious
doubts may be entertained as to the power
of this General Conference, and those doubts
may hereafter come up in some form. It
we call a convention, that convention can be
vested with plenary power and act upon the
matter so as to leave no question as to its
legality in the future. He agreed with Dr.
McFerrin, that a change of the name of the
Church could perhaps only be done by the
action of the Church. The present name
was given it by the convention, which was
codirmed by the various annual conferences,
and he doubted exceedingly the compete.
ey of this General Conference to change
that name. There are other questions
which have been suggested here in refer.
ence to changes of Economy, which is would
also perhaps be well to refer to a convention
of the church. He was in favor of many
of these changes proposed, but at the same
time, if done in such a way as not in any
wise to injure the church, and to produce
Perfect harmony, and that no question may
rise in the future as to their legality and
especially for the latter reason, he made the
suggestion in regard to calling a convention
to deliberate upon these questions. He re-
membered hearing a remark made by one
of the most venerable members of this body
upon the floor ofthe General Conference of
1854, and which he had borne in mind ev.
er smee, and ever should bear in mind.-
That remark was made by Rev. Dr. Pierce,
and was this-thathebadlived long enough
in this world to learn, that nothing was
well enough so long as it could be made best
ter, and was in answer to that common re.
mark-"Let well enough alone." He was
in favor of progress, was anxious to see eve.
rything done wisely and well, and at the
same time he was both progressive and con-
servative. He was anxious that everything
should be done to secure the church against
all improper changes, and against all dan-
gers. There is a question as to the legality
of the action of this General Conference on
this subject, and he was disposed to believe
that the only way in which many of those
questions can be suitably adjusted will be
by a convention of the Church, and for that
reason he submitted that paper. There is
also another consideration. At the pres-
ent time the condition of the country issach
that no man knows what is before us in the
future. It is impossible to tell what the
lapse of twelve months may bring forth; the
next General Conference is too remote for
the consideration of those questions, and the
calling of a convention urmg the coming
year would be the better course to concih-
ate all.
Rev. W. Kennedy, of the Western Vir-
ginia Conference: I would ask the mover
of the amendment to change the time to one
year later, say 1868, and there will be more
prepared to favor it. One year, m these
present agitated times, is too short a time
to take into consideration the changes that
are now contemplated by this body-espe-
exally those favored by some and controver-
ted by others. I am in favor of Dr. Mc-
Perrm's resolution. As the substitute em-
bodies the consideration of other questions
equally important, I would ask the mover
I an et r 1pbhee ag ace p
ability of harmo
Rev. N. He d of the Vi nia Confer
ence said he was osed to he substitute

t tr n3s 1 n

the whole extent of our connection and our
fr all f k
ook nMgnwath usosol 0 o

th questions o ewelvre ths an t ie
nation willincrease da b da and month
agi th. In th
pome7to the subseit econd pl deeas n
e swilal oo ry tt i ocallW1
they be in circumstances in which the will
be better preparedto decide these great ques-
t' th di ?
ons an you are as e present timel

torewCt no pr tT ion udge correct y ay
this bod is c inh to action
y not, was is opinion at
we are not worthy o the posinons we co-

cupH v. John F. Hughes, of the Tennessee
-
()onfterence aid he was opposed to the s d

not e, in ace, aouusled celnh
Cons j .re hand o7Providence h
safely carried us through the agitations of
the past. Now we have a great deal ofex-
citement produced among the laity through
our Advocates, which would not have been
but for these exciting publications. Call a
convention, and for the next twelvemonths
our periodicals will be crowded with excit-
ing articleswithreference tovariounchanges
in the economy of our church. The peo-
ple are satisfied with the old system and do
not demand changes. The preachers-the
itinerant ministers they say are agitating
these questions of changes. The people do
not require changes, and the old ship does
not, for she is sailing upon a smooth sea.-
But, as was remarked the other day, we
want the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Let
the Committee on Changes of Economy
atedy, not how many changes can be made,
buthowfew are necessary. He supposed the
great object was to make the machinery of
the Church more simple, but we are making
it more complicated. We are perhaps de-
vising the insertion of new wheels into the
machinery that will ruin it all. He was
willing to take the old system, with a few
additions or alterations, and then go home
with the fear of God, praying for the bap-
txam of the Spirit on our work. What we


need is work. We are seeking for easy
places, and trying to adopt a system so that
we can do nothing. He was for makmg it
so we should work and work all the time,
Rev. Dr. E. H. Myers, of the Georgia
Conference, said he was very glad that
Brother Hughes was in favor of some few
little changes here and there. Not many
but a few little changes, which are all he
wants. He (the speaker) was in favor of a
few changes; others are in favor of a few
changes also, but all those few changes are
not precisely the same as those brother
Hughes wants,
Rev. J. F. Hughes said that be should
not oppose a few changes; buthe would say,
if necessary, that he did not want any
changes at all,
Rev. Dr. E. H: Myers said bro. Hughes
is too late. The speaker was answering his
arguments in time past, and not time pres.
ent. Brother Hughes wants a few little
ebanges not very essential to anybody else;
but if he can get them, the Discipline will
suit him. Others will be suited when the
changes are made that will suit them. So
we are all on the same platform. The speak-
er was beginning to beheve that we shall here
make all necessary obanges. He once fa-
vored a convention, but hopes now we can
do without it. After we have compared
notes, we will probably harmonise. If we
have a convention, let us have it next year.
---We want the vital power ofthe Spirit, and
a working ministry-none more than those
who desire change. The old machinery does
not give it. Give it us, and we will follow
Brother Hughes anywhere to gain thispow-
er and zeal. We who want change, ask as
earnestly in our closets-we mourn after
them as sincerely as others do. But they
come not. Will our brethren show us the
way. The ebanges we seek are to put new
vitality into Methodism, beginning with ev-
ery congregation, and working every man,
from private member to Bishop. We pro-
pose to give them all as much as they can
do*
On motion of Rev. Dr. E. E. Wiley, of
the Holston Conference, both resolutions
and substitute were laid on the table until
they should again come up in their regular
order.
Rev. H. F. Johnson and Rev Dr. D. R.
McAnally submitted a resolution request-
ing the Committee on Revisals to inquire
into the propriety of changing par. 2d, see-
tion 3, chap- 4, page 144, by striking out
the word "sinful" and inserting "improp-
er." Referred to said committee.
Rev. Dr. L. Rosser, chairman of the Com-
mittee on Missions, submitted the following
report:
CO313ilTTEE ON AllSSIONS: REPORT 30 2.
Having considered the report of the Mis
sionary Secreta o@r Committee would
recommend to t9 General Conference the
dopt of the follo luti .
a 1. evolved, That n wit ons.atitude
to God the erity which has hi ertoat
tended our PDr pestic"and German Missions"
and do hereby earnestly recommend their
continuance, under such regulations as the
General Conference ma see or to ado t
2. Resolved, That we call s eoe alattenti
to our Indian Missions, and recommend an
increased effort for their support; and that
we request the Biahops to appoint a So erm-
tendent for them, without waiting foP the
organization of the new Board, as .the Mis_
sion is now in a disorganized state
3. Resolved, That the continuance of the
China Mission during the war, when it was
impossible to communicate with the breth-
ry in that Mission, is cause of sincere grati.
tude to that gracious Providence which so

e Id t teer eineer 1 (;do for he a
it be continued, with the hope that it will
he largely increased and amply sustained,

And p tle of our worthy Missionary Secretary, Rev.
E. W. 8ehon, D D., especially during the
last eight years.

H ernet .the resol tion signed b ty#.
beg leave to reporteffollrnur comm ee
Inasmuch as the Boardof Foreign Mis-
sions, provided for in our report No. 1, is
not prohibited by its Constitution from the
employment of Annual Conference agency
in the prosecution of its work, no special
legislation on the subject is deemed neces.
sary.
Your Committee also ask the attention of
the General Conferepee to the followingreso-
lation:
Resolved, That we request the General
Conferepee to appoint a time for Missionary
meetings to be held in th:s city during its
present session, and to direct the Coramits
tee on Public Worship to make the neces-
say arrangements.
Respectfully submitted.
LEO ROSSER, C/LainnaW.
New Orleans, April 13, 1866.
Rev. Wm. G. E.Cunnyngham, of Hol.
ston Conference: Iwish to make a few re.
marks in referehoe to the history of the
China Mission, which would perhaps be
more appropriate here, than at any other
time. The China Hission, as is generally
known by the members of this General Cone
ference, was commenced in 1848, and has
consequently, been in existchee not quite
eighteen years. During that time eight mis.
sionariesiraveheen lient to that t(eld. But one
of whom was able to remain more than six
or seven years without returning home 3 a
necessity imposed upon them by the condt-
tion of their health, and not from choice,
Not a single missionary sent to that field
ever expressed a wish to return, or would
have done so, except on the condition ofabso-
lute ziecessity. The aid furnished by the
church at home for that mission has barely
adequate to its support. This was not the
fault of your Board, or thatof you Secretary, i
but if there was a fault anywhere, that fault


lies with the church. I am not here to com-
plain against the church, or to represent our
friends at home as wanting in sympathy for
the China Mission; but I merely make the
statement as a fact Still I think there has
been some disposition on the part of our
friends at home to complain of a want of
agocess there; butid is due to the mission-
arzes there to state that they receive a bare
support, and any one acquainted with foreign
missionary work, must know that a more
support of the missionary is very poor and
insufficient for their work. They must have
money to build oburches, to employ teach.
ers, and to carry on the general work of the
mission. I have nothing more to say con-
cerning the support of the mission, but I
wish, as briefly as possible, to statewhathas
been done.
Bishop Early here said that the speaker
had not mentioned the nameof the one nits.
stonary who had remained in that field for
ten years. He had the pleasure of inform.
ing those who were not already acquainted
with the fact, that brother Cunnyngham is
the one.
Rev. Mr. Cunnyngham then continued :
We have a regularly authorized H. E.
Church in Chita in contieetion and in sym
pathy with the H. E. Ohurch South.-
The Church consists of thirty members;
and I can bear witness that so far as l un.
derstand christian character, so far as I
know anything in the experience ofmy own
life, they are true christians-christiatas df
the highest type. Some of them, by the
purity of their lives, by their constant en-
ergy and activity as lay missionaries, have
often rebuked me. We have our regularly
organizedelass; we have a Sabbath Behool
which numbered forty inembers in 1861
when I left there. In }hat Sabbath School
we had a Bible class, the youngest member
of which was sixty-two. years old, sitting,
there to learn as little children the AB (
of christianity; four of them were convert-
ed; three were inquirers seeking there the
way of life. We had also a number of
smaller Bible classes, some composed of
children, some for grown persons, and some
for persons oftwenty-five or thirty years of
age. We have love-feasts and quarterly
meetings. We have translated our Articles
of Faith, General Rules and the Ritual of
our Chureb. These general statements I
make in answer to the questions that have
been asked me again and again, "What
has been done in China ?" Other questions
have been proposed to me concerning the
character of the work and the success of
missionaries in that field, which I will be
pleased to answer at another time. If I am
at all capable of judging of the success at.
tending the labors ofour christian brethren
at home, I do most emphatically declare the
China Mission asseeess. I believe that if
every foreign missionary was withdrawn
From there, it would live, as had been the
case in Madagascar. I believe that we
have men and women that would die for
Christ, and die willingly and gladly. Some
of them have been arraigned by the Gov-.
ernment, and brought before the author,
ties, and threatened with instant death, un-
less they would retract; and not one gave
evidence of an unwillingness to sacriftee his
life for the cause of Jesus. In closing, I
ask your sincere prayers and hearty co-op-
eration for the prosecution of this work,
On vote, the report was then adopted as
a whole.
Rev. Dr. L. M. Lee, Chairman of the
Committee on Itinerancy, asked for the
transfer of some papers from that Commit.
tee to the Committee on Episcopacy, which
was granted.
CoRf etDe : I eSm h, o Virginia
question of privilege, and I wish the atten-
tion of the Conference. F wish to state,

dieinit ly, h Id not holdmy if speospon
my remarks that appeared in the DAILY on
Saturday. I do not hold myself responsi-
ble for any remarks there made, although
m f them may be true enough as isola-

On motion of Rev. Dr. W. A. Smith, a
report from the Committee on Episcopacy
in regard to the duties of Bishops was ta-
ken up, and after he had presented a sub
stitute for the same, on furthermotion, they
were both laid on the table for the pres6tic
and ordered to be printed. .
Report No. I of Committee on Missions,
being a substitute for Section VII of Part
2 of the Discipline, was taken up.
Rev. Dr. Wm. A. Smith, of the Virgin
in Conference, said he did not feel satisfied
with the report-there was too mu He wanted more concentration'of the mat-
ter. He, was in favor of having as much
of the subject of Missions placed in the
hands ofthe Annual Conference possible.
He was alsoopposed to having two separate-
ly Organized missionary boards-foreign and
domestic.
Bev. Dr. E. W. 8ehen, of the Louisville
Conference, said the didiculties which grew
out of the old plan were so many that a
committee was raised by the present Board,
some three years ago, to take the whole
subject under consideration, and this report
is the result of their labors. The speaker
argued for some time, to show the peculiar
excellences of the pro osed plan, and closed
with an eloquent an stirring appeal for
inore zeal and devotion to the m ssionary
cause.
Rev. Dr. A.1 P. Gr n, of the Tennes-
see Conference, th.:.ught the plan produced
too mixoh machinery. He could not well
see how two great boards, one for home and
the other for foreignmissions, could work
harmoniously together. 110 could, hower-
er, understand how one great plan for for-
eign missions can be list in operation by
this Genei*al Conference, and therefore
th..@tr sh4 naual conference& Rhould take
pp it.: t.al ..... and dci the belit they could


with it. He was emphatically opposed to
one of the provisions by which the wives
and children of deceased missionaries are
dependent upon the Society for their sup-
port. It might not be much of a -burden
fo>a few years, but in time it would proba-
bly be a very serious charge. He thought
the widows and children in such easesshould
be under the care of the Annual Conferen-
ces in which the asszonary formerly labor-
ed. Bealgo thought the provision giving the
Board the power to publish books for mis-
stonary purposes might work much evil.
He favored leaving the missionary work
ib the hands of the Annual Conferences.
Rev. Dr. MeTyeire, after giving a brief
history of the Constitution then under con-
sideration, said: The foreign work has its
own arguments, its friends and its aims. The
domestic work is based on kindred but dif-
ferent reasons: let us work themasparately.
It will avoid confusion and help both. Give
us two, ably oBicered, and we shall date a
new era in missionary enterprise.
If you turn over domestic missions to the
care of annual conferences, why, it isysked
-have a central or CODBeetional domestic
board ? Because, .through it, as an organ
the wealthy conferences can help the weak
Pr. The stronger a conference is, the fewer
its domestic missions, and vice versa, for ob-
vious reasons. We would obey the Lord's
command to Moses, that they who gather
much should have nothing over, and those
that gather little should have no lack.
On motion, the report was taken up, item
by item, for consideration. The first item
beingap,
Rev. W. W. Bennet, of the VirginisiOon-
ference, was opposed to the plan of two sep-
arate Missionary Boards. He thought it
would much embarrass our missionary ope-
rations, involve needless expense, and is so
complicated that the people cannot readily
comprehend it. He could not perceive why
pne Board would not answer every purpose.
Speaking from experience, he also thought
the plan submitted would greatly retard the
raising of funds for missionary purposes,
Rev. R. J. Johnson, of the Tennessee
Conference, thought the plan under consid-
eration would make no serious difference th
reference to collections for missionary phr-
poses. All the contributions could be taken
at one time, and each one could specify to
what particular missionary work he desired
his contribution appropriated.
Rev. J. B. Cottrell, of the Montgomery
Conference, said we have tried one system
and found it a complete failure, and now a
new plan is projected which has had eight
years to cool and be looked at in the day-
light of a committee. He saw nothing com-
plicated in the establishmentof two Boards
of Missions, and favored the plan proposed.
On vote, the first item was adopted,
Rev. J. W. Glenn offered an amendment
to add the words "And when, from any
cause, the General Conference shall fail to
meet at the appointed time of meeting, the
Board shall continue in oflice until the next
meeting of the General Conferency."
On vote, .the amendment was agreed to,
and the articleasamended, adopted.
Articles, 2, 3, 4 and 5 were taken up and
adopted without amendment.
Article sixth was taken up.
I Rev. W. Harrington offered an amend.
ment, to incorporate in the article the fol-
lowing: "The sum allowed for .the support
of missionaries shall be sailiolent to support
the in their work, .as the Board may de-
ne.
Amendment agreed to, and article as
amended, adopted.
On motion, the vote by which the Sd ar-

tie es op d en e n amend-
ment, to incorporate in the section the fol-
lowing: "And the Board shall have power

Phpmp8ion dmb> v fo dbe uildio of
misMionaries, in any missionary field under
its charge, out of any funds whichmayhave
been speexally given for that purpose."

mear eeeMas d wasthen adopted
The 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th articles were
taken up and adopted without amendment.
The11sh articlein regard to the location
of the.Board, was taken up.
The following nominations were made for
filling the blank: A. H. Redford, Louis-
ville y R. A. Young, Nashville; G. Jones,
Memphis; W. E. M. Linfield, New Orleans;
J. A. Cobb, Baltimore; W. A. Smith, R'oh-
mond.
On motion, the nominations and article
were laid on the table for the present,
Article 12 was taken up and adopted.
Rev. IL N. MeTyeire offered an amend-
meet to incorporate into the report the fol-
lowing: ."The Bishops shall be regarded
as ex-oficeo Members of both Boards."
Agreed to.
Rev Dr. L. H. Lee offered the following
resolutions:
Besolved, That the Foreign Board be, and
he me a 1 zPG nr an
eace.
,
After quite an animated discussion, on
vote the conference refused to adopt the
res on.Olarly Ye not that the Co
op ga ice 0-
forence would sit to-morrow with closed
doors.
That part of the report referring to the
Domestic Board was then taken up, and
artic 1 12 elusive were adopted with

Arti 16 13 was then tak & th
first and second sections adoen up an e
The third section, providiP for the tak-
in of s arate collect d th
g up sp d ons uring
year, was consi ered.
Rev. H. P. Johnson, of Tennessee Con-
Arence, moved that the word "separate" be
stricken out.
[aminess on spra PAss.]


]aw for the trial of all ministers. Referred
to the Committee on Revisals.
The question pending when the Confer
ence adjourned on yesterday, in regard to
the veto power of the Bishops, was then
taken u
Rev.%r. Smith of the Virginia Confer.
ence, said that, in regard to the question re
-
ceiving a two-thirds vote of the General Con.
ference of 1854, he was perfectly satisfied
from his recollection, that the vote was near-
ly, if not quite, unanimous. If, however,
any are unwilling to take the imperfect re
.
cord of the journal, he thought the vote had
better be taken over again.
Rev. Dr. L. Rosser, of the Virginia Cons
ference, discussed what he conceived to be
the true issue, whether there is inherent in
the episcopacy, the legislative element. He
elaborately argued the question, contending
that the powers of the Bishops are execu.
tively co ordinate with the General Confer-
enoe, but not legislatively so.
The Conference arrived at no final action
on the question.
The Secretary read a telegram from the
New York Conference oi' the M. E. Church,
in reference to a union of the Northern and
Southern churches, which, on motion, was
referred to the Bishops.
The Conference then adjourned with a
benediction.
venth Day
le
310NDAY, April l6, 1866-
The Conference met at 9 o'clock A. M.,
and was called to order by Bishop Pierce.
The opening devotional exercises were
conducted by Rev. Dr. A. H. Mitchell of
the Mobile Conference,
Bishop Pierce: Ihave to announce this
sad intelligence received by telegraph:-
"Bishop Soule very ill. Can live but a few
days."
The minixtes of last session were read and
approved.
Bishop Early took the chair.
Rev. Dr. T. O. Summers, Chairman of
the Committee on Revisals, presented a re-
port in regard to changes, omissionseorree-
tions and additions in the Discipline, pro-
posed in a paper submitted by Rev. Dr.
Summers, recommending the adoption of
sundry additions, changes &e., in the Dis-
cipline. Laid on the table under the rule.
The same presented a report recommend-
ing the adoption of a number of amend-
ments to the Discipline, proposed in a reso-
lation offered by W. Smith, and W. H.
Fleming. Laid on the table under the
rule.
The same presented a report recommend-
ing the adoption ofan emendation proposed
ma resohition offered by S. H. Browne and
W.H. Fleming, to conform the wording
of the Lord's Prayer in the Discipline to
that given in the Gospel according to Mat-
thew. Laid on the table under the rule.
Rev. Dr. J. Boring, of the Rio Grande
Conference, presented a paper from a Ger-
man minister of Texas, addressed to the
Bishop, in regard to the German work.-
Referred to the Committee on Missions.
Rev. J. E. Evans and Rev. J. S. Key,
presented a resolution proposing the organ-
ization of District Conferences! Referred
to the Committee on Obanges of Economy.
Rev. Dr. J. B. McFerrin and Rev. Wm
Mooney, presented a preamble and the fol-
lowipg resolutions:
he e eTe ,tt a iTb queTi f
change on the name of the churen to the sever-
al annual Conferences at the sessions immedi-
ately preceding the next meeting of the Genez-
al Conference, and upon the recommendation
8 pen t onee
alter the styleandtitleof theMethodistChurea
Bouth, adopting meh cognomen as, in ttle
@:.?:::":?88 ha et
resolve, Thatinassumingthename"Meth-
odistEpiacopal Church Soulk" it was not the
purpose of our connection to estabhah a local
e ai ep so n r ed
is a 11bTiche
as provided for, and mutually agreed upon in
the Plan of Separation" adopted by the Gea-
eral conference of 1844.
Rev. Dr. J. B. McFerrin, of the Tenn-
essee Conference, said that he highly re-
apected and felt deeply impressed by the
remarks and sentiments of the brethren who
have urged upon the General Conference
theimportanceand necessity of a change of I
name. He was aware of the force of the
arguments offered already in favor of a
changed on the other side, of the force
of the arguments of those who are opposed I
to a change. It is thought by a great many :
that a change will injure us in some por-
tions of the work. He was clearly satxe-
fled in his own mind that the present Gen-
eral Conference has no authority legally to
change the name. That name was recog-
m8s bydhe C vt Tt al av ex
Confer ce our connection, and th
nearlyaunanimousvotewasadopted. He did
not believe it expedient, or proper, or that

doaute I it ba t nt InCae,
forences and getting the concurrenceot these
bod' He further her 4 that th
xes. il11eve td in ree
or four years matters w quie own, an
then the people will have an opportunity to
meetigate this subject calmly, and will
then see the re ript ofade ae@eDr ne.M.

Lee offered a preamble and the following
resolutions, as a substitute:
Resolved by this General Cbnference, That
a courention of delegates from all the annual
conferences of the Methodies EplEcopal Oburch
South be called to meet in-, on the first
day of May, 1867.
Resolved, That the ratio of representation
in such cosy tient nis rse
tionineach conference.










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forAndeig sou eaeasnd brother was for
ber of this church, and much of the time an
efficient and useful member of her OBicial
Board;
Resolved, That whilst humbly submitting to
the decree of God in this affliation, visited upon
our church, her Official Board feel that the
church has been deprived of the counsels of a
good man, whose long life was eminently illus.
traded by Christian virtues.

mu solved, That whilst I b8seehur h hd j; ;
presence, we cannot forget and should endeavor
to walk in, the light of his Christian example

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TVILLIAM J. PARKS, ChairtSG78.
Y. L. G. BAnals, &cretary,

WH. C. HALL died at his residence in Wat-
kinsville, Ga., on the 18th Jan., 1866.
His death was caused from a wound received
at the battle of Griswoliville, Ga. None loved
hiscountrymore. Ileeniferedlongandmuch;
yet, was never heard to complain. He seemed
aware of his approaching dissolution, and spoke

all sof he future assu
he was ever kind. A wife and two daughters
mourn his loss, as only the bereaved can mourn
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REv. C M, SULLIVAN, Of the We
HRISTIAN
ern Virginia Conferende, died at his residel
in Ashland, Ky., Aug. Sd, 1868.
He became pious at the age of fifteen yea.
in early manhood he entered the itinerant m
istry in the Kentucky Conference, and was a
pointed to Shannon circuit in 1847. The a

srehe was trau8ferired tdo itheLW st V
his ministry in Louisa he was happily marr
to Miss Moore, daughter of Frederick Moo

a ] L vaeTeed r p cu 0 r nex'

gS Bn eenHri en pn we
he was stationed ten years in Parkersburg. 1
last appointment was to Charleston. In ev<
field of labor he occupied he was eminently u
ful-on circuite, on stations, and on district
Many extensive revivals attended his minist
He was aworking man, in the pulpit, in
elass-room, and in the Sabbath school; he101
tplabor. Asapastorhehadnosuperior. '1
poor and the suffering found in him a sym.
thising friend, and the interests of the chul

sen Lte im cherev ecluborh
fourteen years have elapsed since he travel
the Big Sandy district, his memory is yet 9
clous in the hearts of that dear people.
town and country-in the halls of afHuence a

ea desp t e y h bn men laM.
Nessed with his ministl ors i dn nod

mountain district, it often cheered the hear
the writer to witness the grateful emotions w
which that Christian people spoke of the
and labors of our deceased brother. When s
tioned at Charleston, he met with sore trials

I it in tlH ha sul de longwoonten
of friends had rallied around him in his ent
prise, ad the sympathy ofx de t ispir

the storm of civil war burst upon the count
and amid its horrors, our church edifice in t
town was burned. Its untiring pastor av
been previously constrained reluctantly to le
his charge, from Charleston he retired to L
iss Ky., where, in connection with Rev. G.
Ponge, he regularly filled our pulpit for so
time, when he purchased a lyomestead in A
land, and removed to that town at a dark h
inthehistoryofourchurchthere. Thewr
was the pastor, and well remembers the adv
of the gifted Bullivan. Our strongest men
quailed before the storm; many had left
communidn of the church, while others gav
but a negative support. The cold neglect
some and the open contempt of others, me
signal rebuke in the zeal of this man of God
The church was soon revived. Babbath a
flabbath he was found preaching gratuitousl
a people who, with a few exceptiohs, were u
ble to remunersite him. Eternity alone will
real the good done by him at Ashland. He
loved and se ved th church in, a days

when it was impoverished, he loved it s
What a sublime spectacle! Amid the chan
of earth, the spirit of man becomes selfish
cold. But a feeling so low never found a lo
ment in his bosom; he was superior to all
culating selfishness. Assured that the cr
i
v x tenerifice, heth h Oftwil
he cheered the writer'sheart by his couns
his kindness, and his pious life. But his car
was rapidly closing. Disease a moni
friends that his end was nigh. He received
intelligence unshocked. He had much to ind
a desire to live-a devoted a wife and five lo
ly children hang about his heart; a numer
train of Christian friends, who loved him, p

i esr ow teUt a se80 i sPw e-fo dh r h
too tender to be suddenly sundered. But cal
he looked beyond them all to a home in heav
He often spoke of his loved West Virginia C
ference and its scattered and suffering mi
ters. He mt with it at Point Pleasant, Va.
1860, then in good health. Then, for the
time on earth, he saw the hosts of Method
in council. At the head of the sacramental
umn he had long stood, and often had he
that noble band of Christian soldiers to ba
and victory. He now took his last look al
those lines so dear to his bosom, and min
amid the stormy elements of earth, till calle
the inner courts of his Master's temple.
sick and dying chamber was a scene of Ch
nan triumph. The sympathy of the entire p
ulation was enlisted for him. He was alw
resigned and happy. On one occasion, w
suffering indescribable pain, he said to the
ter, **Tell Bro Field and all our minister
preachthegospelif theydosobare-footed
hungry." When dying, he said to Rev. J.
Medley, "I have never had a doubt-''
when no longer able to speak, he crossed
hands, indicating that his hopes were in
cross of Christ. Thus closed the useful ca
of our brother Sullivan, May his survi
brethrenemulatehis virtuesand To a


18 TH
At the Second Quarterly Conference heh
Athens Station, enthe 7th April,18GS, .
Wm. J. Parks (representing the Station Pre
er) in the Chair, the following tribute of rea
to the memory of our excellent brother, the
Hon. Asucar HULL, was introduced by Col
Benjamin C. Yancey, and passed by a RE
mous rising vote of the Conference:
WHEREA$1 Almighty God, in the all-wise
pensationof His Providence, has recentlJ
moved from his membership in this church.
membershipofthe churchinHeavenzour
loved brother, the Kon. Ambury Hull;


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cludes the **Rights of the States" as then un
derstood-the action of New York, Penn-
an 4, a nba, 8ht a nanadd e

opinions of Washington, Faber Ames, liam-
ilton, Webster, E 1sworth, Rufus Kag, Davie,
Spencer. Madison Jay, Randolph, Franklin,
' eC haGox armes Wi son, andrt tbPo
ions ofthere honored dead,7s hoping thesov-
ereignty of the '0ates, and wLich the barrister
who sends to the President the argument gives
in detail, may be summed up in the remark of
W n in be P n. Convention overns

metits depends the existence of the Federal
pl n.po is n y>nb lu band unconskoll-
4.;onstitutiOD, and TOB&iDs in them after it is
made. * * My position is, that
the absolute sovereignty viever goes from the
people "
------4****- -- -
The following pen-picture of Reverdy John-
son is from the Boston Post a Washington cor-
respondence:
During the delivery of Johnhon's reply to the
smart sophistries of Trumbull, Mr. Bingham
never.left the Senate, sitting most of the time
in the seat of Benator Doolittle, and occasional-
ly conversing with Wilson, of Massachusetts.-
Johnson is accepted now as the leading consti'
tutional lawyer of the country, and it was ple?'
sant to see Bingham enjoy the argument of his
political opponent, though in this case agreeing
fellow-legislator. As Johnson would paisse af-
ter one of his quickly-uttered gleams of legal
light, Bingham's eye would brighten, and he
would nod his head in enforcement. Johnson's
delivery is peculiair, and the very antipodes of
Bingham's. He not over five feet seven,
white-haired, with one defective eye, and a per.
son rather inclined to obesity. To a reporter
in the gallery he is the most tantalizing of
speakers. 11e commences in voice so low that
not a word clan be caught, gradually increase.
ing its volume, but also the swiftness of his
enunciation, till in a very passion of logle, sha-
klug his right hand and keeping the left in his
pocket, he strains the power of pornography to
its utmost; then his voice suddenly dropping,
renders it almost as diflicult to catch his last
clause as it was to secure his opening. This is
the more tantalizing that his oratory, like De
Quincy's writing, is so built up that not one re-
porter in a thousand can supply the unheard
word, andno other will do. Intellectually, he
needs no description. What was said of Dan-
tel Webster &El a lawyer is exactly applicable to
Tohnsyn in a Senatorial debate. **He never
in a bad cause, and can never lose a
good one." His logic is a despot to himself.-
flis mind won't work illogically*


r <'tivY L 1
fillia


.
-- ----
Is the President Impeachable ?
Would an impeachment lie should the Presi-
dent neglechto executean act of Congress ? The
radicals in Congress will tax their ingenuity if
such should be their line of policy, to eatisfy
their more conscientious supporters that the
President may be impeached for neglect of dutY
in the non-execution of an art of Congress--
There are but two offenses for which the Presi-
dent is impeachable under the Constilution.

To et en8o thet rdib be
words:
"ThePresidentVice-Presidentandalleivilot.
Seers of the United States, including the Presi.
dent and Vice-President, shall be removed from
oflice on impeachment for, and conviction of.
treason, bribery, or other laigh crimes and mis- |
demeanors.>=
Judge Story, the commentator of the highest
authority on the Constitution, says:
"For the definition of treason, resort must be I
had to the Constitution itself : but for definition
of bribery, resort is naturally and necessarily
had to the common law; for that, as the com-
men basis of our jurisprudence, can alone fur-
nish the proper exposition of the nature and
limits of this ofonse. The only practical ques-
tion is, what are todeemedto be higherimes and
misdemeanors? Now, neither the Constitution,
nor any other statute of thcUnited States have,
in any manner, defined say crimes except trea-
mon and bribery to be high crimes and misde-
meanors, and as such impeachable. In what
manner, then, are they to be ascertained ? Is
the silence, of the statute-book to be deemed
conclusive in favor of the party until Congress
shall have made a legislative declaration and
enumeration of the offenses, which shall be
deemed high crimes and misdemeanors ? If so,
then, as has been truly remarked, the power of
impeachment, except as to the two expressed
cases, is a complete nullity; and the party is
wholly dispunishable, however enormous may
be his corruption or criminality. It will be suf-
facentto say, that, in the cases where any offense
is punished by the statute of the United States,
it may, and ought to be deemed an impeachable
offense. It is not every OKense that by the Con-
stitution of the UnitedBLatesis so impeachable.
It must not only bean offense, but shigh crime
and misdemeanor. Besides, there are many
most flagrant offenses, which, by the statutes
of the United States, are punishable only when
committed in special places, and within peculiar
jurisdictions, as, for instance, on the high seas,
or in forts, navy yards, and arsenals ceded to the
United States. Suppose the offense is some
other then these privileged places, or under cir-
cumstances not reached by any statute of the
T.Taited States, would it be impeachable ?
Again, there are many offenses purely politi-
cal, which have been held to be within the reach

on r u
various and complex a character so interly in-

p" o

Resort, then must be had either to parliamenta-

m:


h 1 6 pil I b

our dn tI edthat.o no awy a8 "ea
despotism of opinion and practice, which might
make a crime at one time or. ut one person,
Frhich would be deemed innocent at another
timer in another person. The only safe gui
In such cases must be the common law, which
the near an at once of private rights and pub-

It is unnecessary, says the Savannah News,
to cite another word from this able comment.
tor on the Constitution to show that impeach-
ment is only a bugbear, to be used with any
efect, to frighten timid minds, who have not
courage enough to reform their public duty.

From an article in DeBow's Review, we learn
that cotton is exclusively worn by a population
of 695,596,483, partially by 519,656,258-lear.
ing out the non-cotton wearing portion of 60,-
678,545, which makes up the total population
embraced. The annual yield of the world, is
estimated on assumptionat 800,000,000 bales.
The largest number ever produced in the United
States in one year is 5,000,000 bales.
**
As On FAvoman.-A writerina Georgia pa-
per introduces the American eagle, who for five
years has been a comparative stranger in these
parts, in this style preliminary to the Fourth of

Ju he American eagle is looking at us. His
tail feathers have been picked out, but still he
is on his roost. Miss Columbia is also standing
with her flagstaifand a flag onto it, but she
looks a little passee Fourth of July comes but
once year, but it's dull. We must fix up the
eagle, get the goddess a new set of teeth and a
waterfall, and have Fourth of July got up re-
gardless of expense. We must give all the
imusnee I arnt s \ fnds, ma"
teach the darkies, put the negroes to work,
build a horse railroad from New York to the city
of Mexico, dam up the Gulf Stream, lick Eng
-
land, (old and new,) anuex Cuba, and we wil
beagainagreatandgloriouscountry.

Iniss IrrxonITY.-John Mitchel, writing
from Paris to the New York News, says:
James Stephens has just arrived at Paria.-
That singular **Head Center," as the English
g
cal t /trempined a 0 i d im o t u
to his business elsewhere, then the center came
to the circumference, and went off at a tangent





poundssterlingwereoferedfor his apprehend
exan-a standing temptation for his betrayal
-
he was in the very midst of them all that while
and of the many "Brothers," who knew of hi

Rh eanbo o a d emix P80aossem ,hr r
to betray him. He goes over at once on avisi
to New York. Trust that he may do much t
heal feuds and restore the strength of the or

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oied that I sawa ReadOentreworking theerank
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Pacts Worth Remembering,
SaystheNewYorkWorld: HarpersMagazine
and Weekly, before the war used to pander to
extreme Southern opinion. During the war
they found that something o1se paid better, and
reversed their course. There have been of late
no more unscrupulous and reckless villifiers of
the South, to say nothing of Northern Demo-
crats, than those two publications. They cal-
umniated both with pen and pencil. Now, that
the war is over, they find, like the Herald, that
it is impossible to recover their Southern cirou-
lation, and they whine accordingly. Wheroup.
on says the Montgomery, (Ala.,) Mail:
Our objection to the Northern illustrated
newspapers was based upon the indecent and
in.moral effect of the sensational engravings
cpon which those papers depend for their exrcu-
lation. The tendency of those pictures is to
inetil into the minds of children and the more
ignorant adults, incendiary ideas and false im-
pressions which time can never erase. Their
continued abuse and viliAcation of the South-
ern people, their lampoons and caricatures of
the noblest sentiments and aspirations, have
done more to retard restoration and engender
reciprocal bad feelingin the people of the South,
than have all the speeches, essays, poems and
sermonsof all the Radicals combined. We have
not forgotten, and we will never forget, how
those papers represented the women of the
South, haggard, contemptible, ornamented with
bones of Union soldiers hangingfromtheir ears
and wrists. We have not forgotten how the
Southern man was always painted as little bet-
ter than a dog and much worse than a bear,
hunted in swamps by his own negroes clothed in
uniform, or wallowingin the filth of debauche.
ry. Much of this might have been overlookedas
the effervescence of malignaut cowards who de-
aired to sell pictures, even though it were at the
expense of covering an honorable people with
infamy, and corrupting the brutish senses of
their black adies. Since the war has stopped,
there could have been no excuse for continuing
these things. Still it has been continued, and,
weekly we are informed that the negro is our
superior, by engravings which represent grace,
ful, well-dressed, attractive nggresses, sitting
beside Southern women, who pull away their
tattered and soiled garments, and turn up their
hideous noses. Not only so, but these pictori.
als bid defxance to the decency of humanity.,
If a terrible outrage has been committed, the
faces of poor fallen women, the houses where
they lived, the minutest circumstandes of their
infamy, are thrown broadcast before the eyes of
a Christian people. Shop-windows herald the
infamy to the wondering eyes of young girls
and boys. Book-stalls thrust the disgraceful
scenes before the shocked senses of modest wo-
men. And still, forsooth, we must stand it all;
and if we object to being villified and cursed;
if we attempt to save the morals of our children
from corruption, we must be charged with going
a step back to barbansm.
.

em nonoNS xY ka e ,)hhaarl 8 O'Conor, the
rate opinion on the seisuresa an ndbp a tu-



r a
8 ah, Janua 26, 1866. Mr. O'Conor

::::r

en n a rne sa83 Jo an6

pont concur with Mr. O'Conor in his argument
and unclusioan do dison that the statute of

March 12, 1863, is without any authority as
law, from its not having received the approval
and the signature of the President until after
the adjournment of Congress, and that thus the

geo a sette df Is1rgal support of the treasury
If, by virtue of these decisions, all the cotton
Seizures since the war should be raked up and
overhauled, th e would be something of a flut

tT nM td to coStton vu3turesLet usxhaee
done, by all means, and the plunderers made to
die orge.'Conor thinks that the moment the


ud he se t e atp ce
No fretion could keep up a state of war.

I The Penian Reademyous
Campo Bello, which has the honor of being
designated as the rendezvous of the Fenians,
preliminary to the mysterious something they
are going to do, is an island in the Passuma
-
quoddy Bay, about twenty miles long and four
to six wide, and forms a part of New Bruns-
wick. It has a population of aboutsix thousand
persons, besides a small garrison occupying in
,
considerable works. At Eastport, in Maine, on
the opposite side, is a small Federal garrison in
works that command the Passamaquoddy Bay
The coast of New Brunswick is exposed to ia-
cursions, and for a long distance can be ap.
preached by vessels of the largest class Its
numerous harbors, inlets and islands are favor-
able for operations such as the Fenians are said
to contemplate, and it is believed that a few
thousand men would easily overrun New Bruns-
wick and possess all the desirable points.

3Tew York Immorals.
In New York city there are l5,000 dram-shops
and 800,000 drink each drinking two ill
of liquor per day-300,000 barrels year. Th I
quantity would make a reservoir 900 feet long
50 feet wide, and 68 feet deep, and could floa
four large ships in full sail; at $60 per barrel
it amounts to $18,000,000. Out of 100 case
tried before the Court of Special Sessious las
year, not more than 94 were sober when arrest
, ed. Paupers in the city cost $4,000,000 a year




- Washingtonletter-writersgenerallysays.
The Supreme Court having adjourned, trial
, by court martial having been abandoned, ant
s there being na present probability of convict

$ 1 bTe rst ivil co% uP ol" es en
t
t order his releasson parole. Mr.Stephens isre
o ported to have expressed the conviction tha
- he would be
d o i ne atw hA n

et nI W Sy RM


e:At b j tb ig fo
Davis esnnot be convicted in any Conrt of th
is crime of treason. The ground gone over date
from the foundationot the Government-in


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rates. Species dull and deathing with little demand
noses.
BouthlVestern Railroad.... ..........95@95andint.
Georgia79centh(Newlesnel....................DO
Old GeorgiaGs (Short)...............B2i@B5
cityor Macon........... ............90@85
central Railroad........ ................95@95 and int
southwesternRailroa .c s..... .95@971

Margia Ra ana d. .ai 3......... @
""'
Central Railroad........................90@95

Gnnie Hon ... ....r 3 18...........75


HACON WHOLESALE MARKET'
oursesDAI Eo praM 66.

Cotton.--Marketquiet and prices of better grades
not so q


}fiddling to 8trict Middling, 28 cents.

. -:-:::: de @n aHm e20 ed

S n adapplyscontinues equal o thottleansnd

af in tierces at 20@22c., according to qu ity.
FIonr.-The stock remains ample, with a good de-
inand, at unchanged prices-Superline $10 50@$12 00;
Extra $12 00@$14 50; Extra Family $15 00@816 00-as
to quality. In sacks we quote Fine, $6100; Supertine,


87 259 Extra, $7 50. D APPLE ON & CO.'S LIST OF

ceoqrj[pe to pr at $d a #lightly I wZ SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TEX T-BOOKS
St 30@t 33; White from Depot, 61 33-from store $1 as for Sale by John W. Burke & Co.
@1 40. Small lots about Ave cents higher'
Corn Meal.-Stocks continue equal to the demands ARNOLD'S FIRST ANDSATION D BOOK AND PRAC-
prices lower, vb: $1 53@$1 75---a ortling to qualtvity. ARNOALLD'LoATANINR 10 Ob 8 NNUN,12T2or in.

re i /v e sa loseac,@a ag exe pa in a n. on 2 NE2s with Notes. 12mo.
cofree.-Rio isin ample supply, and there is a fair BORACE N WNL T TeGRAM AR. 12 .o
demarTdh at unchanged rates, v : n, in e;e to ARNOLD'8FIRST GR E E OK. 12.no.

so@ase' EENDRICK'RE jKOSLEL TD RF IO5.ml2mo,
Salt.-Prices aro unchanged. Sales of Liverpool in FRENCH.
sucks have been made at SS 5@-by the lb we quote 2)@ CHOUQUET'8FRENCH CONVERSATIONS AND DIA-
Se, Virginia, in barrels, off bushels, ST by the quantity DEF F8 E EmMENTARY FRENCHREADER.16mo
sugar and Holasses.-we quote: A sugar 017 EV CHRF 'jteNEW E HO FmoLs*JARING
at 28 ess; B 22 ess; extra c 21 ess; Yellow corree OLLENDORFFSMbTHODOF LEARING FRENCH.
Sug.u 0 rushe nd Powderald 23e blorry nPleo 11 K O A I IME.. .

sorghum Syrup, 59c; Country Gane, 80@90s. Syrup in CI ON8AURR E RE AFNtDEANGD PRTODN L
light demand. LANGUAGES. (School Edition.) Containing 973
Fish.-Mackerel are scarce and in good demand pp. 12mo. New ada e t> e-
at unchanged prices, viz: No. I in him, $4 50; No. ADLER'BPRO
in5 I ? o o. 16 bb s ENGLI DE AND D ENGRP 1 N
bule.No. 8, $25 00- O DE DORFF'S NEW METHOD Oli' LEARNING
canates.-Supply ample. We quote star29e; Ada- gGERM N. Edi ed by G. J Adler. 12m>,
mantine GooBse; prime Sperm900; Paratine*15c. 0 '.. 11
Butter and Cheese.-We quote Northern Butter OTO TED2DE r b 1 .. 0*.[ ri \
at60@70s; Country43@50e. Demand good. The stock IAH LAN = r = :..1 .r y
of Cheese is light, with areall demand, and pribes un. M. Velazqi. 2 1 . .u- .. 0
changed. New England Dairy 35c; Western Reserve
2Sc; Hamburg29e, . ..r ... .. il i[.
Potatoes.-Irish are in large supply, and use stilt )NL .. / r / .
quote, $8.50@4 50.
Kails.-In good supply, nud prices unchanged. We ENGLISK.
quote, by the keg, 4d io 12J,114c; 10d tol9d, 11e. OTHIN *
Iron.-Swedes,1 to 21inches, 10@lete; stock light, pages 4 p ates, and 200 *
t ro l2 inches, 14e., very searce, stock not equal to de- 1 . .a .
mand. Plough Steel 4tolt inches, fu sent supp'y,15@
loc. AxeswaydozeniTraceChains,$15Ugpair;hoth tL .. r: **
in good supply. or .
shot.-WequoteDropatS4 25; Buck $4 75. t.*r., to . ri //. ... as II ad
Teas.-The market continues well supplied, at un- 1. 0 *:** * I E ==1 I I
changed prices, and with only a limited demand. We Quarto.
quote Black, in chests, at $1 00@$1 50 as to quality; in CA ELL'SHIGII SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY AND AT-
ob too a 1 cs.50; Green, in chests, S1 250 75; KO DTRLAE11 103 R In 0 GREECE AND
ROME. asmo.
Paints and Oils.-We quote Linseed $210 per FmR aN ad rt PAfexeA He r5ue(Cryflo ne





Kentuckyat31@40;Blobardson'sgreen leafRope21 PERKINj tREATISEondo. (Collegeedition)Large
cents. St. Louis 200. Stock smple. Svo 420 goes
Tobacco.-Commonasto 50e.; Medium 60 to 85e; UO IKT ON SF RSTLESSONS IN ENGLISH COX-
Prime 95@$1.25. Choice $1.50@1.76. Smoking dog QgACKENROS ADVANCED COUSRE OF COMPO.
$1.8>. Demand light. o #1F8R OF1 OE U. S., forachools
Hides.-We quoteDry Hides10 cents, and Green QUACKENBOS' NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, embrac-
at6 cents gib. "fCthe most recent discoveries. 12mo-
r eather.-In fair supply at the following quota. MadK NO nd IRn r Rt n r BRdnO(r h id

o I kBa 88 ^zeU a K a I OT ENG-

1Pr eOk Sode,43@i5e; Skirting 600.9 pound; HK M Rmo a on

aD s eMo MMI 8 An uA no ELE NT R OK 8 0
8 to lo, $2 50; Nos 8 to 12, 3 00@3 10 9 bunch. Tne new an evased Edition, entirely re-written
Biscusto-Sods and Butter are in good supply. YO M Bo > Bl O mHOUSHOLDBCIENCE.
andwequoteaccordingtoquantitjrat14@18eppound 12mo. Cloth.




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