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THE PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION OF THE
SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL CONFER
ENCE OF THE A. M. E. CHURCH,
Ko. 115 MORRIS STREET,
Charleston, S. C.
RICHARD H. CAIX, OaiKF En:xoa.
ASSOCIATE EIHXOHS:
Rev. B. IL Williams, Kev. M. B. Saltu?,
'< W. E. Johnson, *- S. C. Goo^eler,
-. Benj.F. Porter, -.- C. VT. Mosscll.
?. W. M. Thomas, <. Sam; Washington.
? H. D. Edwards^ Paul H.Jefferson.
All cpnnimnSitioliS must bc addrcsscU ?O R.
II. Ci?ti, Charleston, S. C.
Nothing Lost.
ar vr. M. IUCKXELL.
The sea find a "boy were out one dav,
Each in his own mood of thought ur pia}';
The boy looking uft" Crom thc long, long shore,
Thc sea sireachi&g ont there grandly before.
Thc sea was wearing a pleasant look,
Running int?:? cove, inlet and nook.
The gay. snorting Ind to see and meet,
As he ran along with nimble feet.
Pebbles and such bits grasped in his hand;
He'd caliea and gather on thc bright strand ;
They were treasures choice for pets at home,
For Jane and Johnny, too young to roam,
Thc sea fondly eyed thc prcscions store ;
Twas his, he had thrown it up of yore;
f?o said tito awful, deep-summing sea.
V Give up the treasures, give them to me,"
And there, so strangle}*, joined fate and fun,
To do thc fixed thing that must bo done.
Ah, boy! Obeying, how blithe was he
Casting his pebbles into thc sea.
Now thought of thc babies the thoughtless lad ;
And for his phiy-rhings all gone he's sad :
Murmured then the deep, far-sounding sea,
"Darling, safely I'll keep them fur thee/'
Thc sea and a ship were out one day,
Xlftjs^hip, well freighted, sailing its way :
The scS as always, so fall of moods,
Said, " Give, give to mc your pearls and goods,
?41 have fit chambers, capacious made;
lu them from far oil" my spoils I have laid,
Chattels^ merchandise of every clinic,
i'm there laying by for the coming time."
The ship overtaken by storm and fear,
Full soon pays tribute far-fetched and dear,
T.MiJ. creak of cordage and wild fury,
Goods and pearls she drops into thc sea.
The 'leep outspread cf God's love and power
Swells high everywhere, swells every hour;
That Dee!> celestial forever doth say,
.. My souls give lue back with mc to stay.
..From me do they conic forevermore:
My depths lift them up to this world's shore;
For life, then, ceasing here long to.be,
Grieve not, O tuan, I'll keep it for thee."
( )ft seem things dropped as into thc sea,
- They're caught.-oar treasures,,- and safe be
stowed.
On the breast of earth, thc breast of God. -
-Mon?ily Receiici
Church of Elie Holy Applies.
Hit: RACE NOT ALWAYS TO THE SWIFT
?COU TC? BATTLE TO TM*; STRONG -
SKttMON Iii" E. BRADY BACKUS:
At the Protestant Episcopal Church of
the Holy Apostles, corner ut .Ninth avenue
and Twcnty-eiiiht street, yesterday morn
ing, the rector elect. Kev. E. Brady Back
us formally entered upon his work in the
parish and occupied the pulpit. The text
was taken from the ninth chapter of Eccle
sia-dies, eleventh verse-''The race is not
tn the swift nor the battle to the strong."
These words, said the preacher, set bet?re
us a truth clearly contrary to the world's
opinion, lu the wisdom of men the race is
tu the swifi and the battle to the strong,
kooking here and there about us in busi
ness, private and in pub! ic life, we see men
acting largely Upon this principle, thc con
verse ot*the text. The desire of rising, ad
vancing, achieving, is common and one that
chiefly looks to physical forces and human
agencies for success. T lie young man spends
yours in fitting himself to be a swift run
ner in tte race of life, in some elegant pur
suit, ia some trade or profession. And why?
Because he would outstrip all campet i tors
and seize the garland of wealth and of fame
fur h "ansell, because, like the Grecian ath
lete, he is confluent that the race is to the
swift. Many of thc world's statsmen, its
martial heroes siso, lave nut under estimated
the material forces within their reach.
They luve even sought to influence and
control them to advance their own cuds and
aims. Does it not seem strange, then, that
our text affirms that to be a truth which is
opposed so largely to our own obscrv.aion,
to the wider range of the world's history?
At first thought it would so appear. Id the
flush of vouth in the pride of temporal
prosperity, it is, indeed, a difficult matter
?br us to change our views in regard to
that principle upon which we hive so long
acted. Yet time and age often produce this
very result. Where self-aggrandizement
lias been our aim, where our hopes have
been placed upon the riches, pleasures and
applause of this world, there has at hist
come to ni3ny, perhaps in failure and disap
pointment, the growing conviction that pos
sibly, after all, the race is not to the "swift
nor the battle to the strong." But upon the
authority of the Word of God we may sure
,.. i? . . ... IN *J-^V^' ?
,V ' ,, .f.v !''''-.'.;' ";' ' J.J, . . ?"'i'K.'i
THOU CANST NOT THEN BB FALSE TO AFT MAN."
. VFEB. g ?022?
New Series No. 940. - Volume LXXL - No. K.
j ly believe that our text establishes for us a ;
j truth which holds good at every period of I
; life and under all circumstances-yes, and
I through eternity. Although human wis
{ dcm may judge differently, this wisdom is
j by nature contrary to many other truths
of God's words. Yet herein is revealed to
us the fact that in point of the truest and !
most permanent sucesos in that which is j
pure, noble and spiritual, in that which j
j outlives the lapse of time, "the race is not j
! always to the swift nor the battle to the
? strong.'' The preacher said the words of the
! text were not always to be taken literally,
that honest endeavor and earnest work in
thc cause of Christ were necessary to com- j
ph-te success. The apostle said:-I can do j
? ail things through Christ, which strength-1
|cne:h we.'' Likewise wc also, having gain
j ed the one tiling needful, the faith and
I fear of God though a Saviour crucified
having found the love of Jesus so tender
and watchful and forgiving, having heard
and heeded the voice of the Holy Spirit
pleading with our spirits, who shall sa}-, j
then, that we shall not be,swift in the pur
suit of good, and strong in the battle with
evil. Though friends forsake us, though we
be stripped ot all our earthly possessions,
yet, with God's help, we shall be more than !
j conquerors; we shall fight the good fight: j
j we shall attain unto the prize of our high
j calling in Christ Jesus. Finally, we shall
j need to be patient and prayerful. We may
sow and water, but it is God that gives
I the increase. We can do nothing without
j Him. As lie is so patient toward us, why
i shou'd we despair if His chariot wheel:
? rarry a little, it' his favoring hand seems
withheld for a time. Surely, as He prom
ised alter we have suffered awhile Ile will j
make us perfect-estaoli?h, strengthen, j
settle us. To His throne also we shall of-1
ten need-to hasten, to lay before Him these j
our common anxieties and regards, praying j
the Lord o?' the harvest to grant unto us j
an increase of grace, to bear thc burden"
j and heat of the day, to multiply, perfect. |
j and gather into Iiis hpiritual gainer the I
j traits Ol our ia?or.
Brooklyn T&berniele.
i * _
j SERMON BY REV. T. DE WITI TAL M AO E
ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS
j At the morning service Kev. T. De Witt
i Talmage announced before commencing i
the sermon that the Presbyterian General!
! Assembly of the United ?States would be j
! held in the Tabernacle, commencing May j
j 17. The delegates will number about SOU |
j clergymen. The Presbytery will continue I
jin session for fifteen days. He requested j
? the people of the congregation to make j
?suitable preparations for entertaining the i
! delegates at their houses during their stay '
j in Brooklyn. Mr. Taluiage took for his I
j text: -*,So God created mau in his own i
\ image; in the image o? God, created he him j
; nude and female created he them''-Genesis, j
! !.. 27. God made man and womal for speer I
j tic work and to move in particular -spheres
I -man to be regnant ia his realm, womau j
j to be dom inant in hers. The boundary line
j between Italy and Switzerland, between !
j England and Scotland, is not more thor-!
1 oughly marked, than this dividing line be- ?
j tween the empire masculine and thc empire j
j feminine. So entirely dissimilar are the !
i iicldsiu which God calls them that you eau j
! no more compare them than you can oxy- ;
! gen and hydrogen, water and gras5, trees ;
J and stars. All this talk about the superior- j
I hy of oue sex to the other sex is an ever- j
! lasting waste of ink and speech. I deny to j
; man the throne intellectual. I deny to wo- ;
mau the throne affectional. No human j
I phraseology will ever define the spheres, :
I while there is an intuition bv which wo I
j know when a man is in his realm, and when j
j a woman is iu her realm, and wheu cither [
I of them is out of it. No bungling Legisla- :
j ture ought to attempt to nrke definition i
: or to say this is the line and that is the line. ?
i My theory is that if a woman wants to vote i
j she ought to vote,and that if a man wants to j
j embroider and keep a house he ought to bc i
j allowed to embroider and keep a house. \
j (Laugter.) There are masculine women and j
[ effeminate men. You have no right to in- ;
i terfere with any onevs doing anything that .;
! is righteous. The question of capacity will i
j settle finally the whole question-this whole j
i subject. When a woman is prepared ti) ?
j preach she- will preach, and neither confer- :
! cace nor presbytery can hinder hi r. AVheft I
i a woman is prepared to move in the high- :
? est commercial spheres she will have gieat.j
J iufiueuce on exchange, and no boards of!
? trade can hinder her. Ii care and brain can 1
overfly any bariier that .poliirfcans <?n set
up, and nothing can keep her itack cr keep
her down but the question o?, incapacity.
There are women, I kn&w, of .'aost- unde.-d
rabie nature, who wander up ^noTdovTn the
country, hiving no homes of$mir own or
forsaking their own homes, tdking abeu1;
their rights, and we know vjy well that
they themselves are fit neii4j??5 rotc nor
to keep house. Their missic.'W^cu-. ." it
to hund?ate the two sexes at <X thocght of
what any one ot'us might becyme. Noone
would want to live under thc Uws thai such
women would enact, or?to~ ha^?'.cast upon
society, the children that mch women
would raise. The rights th^ women can
have they already have m;.; their possession.
Rer position in this country ii .not one of
commiseration, but o?. congratulation. She
sits today on a throne so hig&hat all the
thrones on earth piled on top 0? each other
would not make for her a foo?:iool. Away
down below this platform OE,- whic a she
stands are the ballot box, congregational
assemblages and legislative halls. "Women
always have voted and"alwa*s^Wili vote.
How many men there have leen in high
political station who woulo^have been
insufficient to stand the test tc/wiiich their
moral principle was put had % not been for
a wife's voice that encouragecft them to do
right aud a wife's prayer ? hat sot.nded
louder than the clamor of partx.nship. The
grand absorbing right that j
WOMAN DAS IS TO MAKE nq.?IE HAPPY.
j
That realm no or.ehas ever tauted with
her. Oh woman! thank God *hat you have
a home, and that you may lejhappy :".u it.
Better be thsre than wear Vitoria's eoro
uet. What right does woman vant than to
bj queen in such a realm'/ eaghs of
heaven cannot fly across- th;t dominion,
Compare with this work of thining kings
and queens tor God and ?ternir/ how < ins'g
nificant seems all thiswork^f"voting for
Aldermen. Common Councilmen. Sheriffs,
Mayors, constables and PR idents. To j
make a true and noble wodLj such.a* 11
howniany thousand would you wane oi
'hose people who go in the round of god
lessness, fashion and dissipation, distorting
their body un:il iu their monstrosity they
seem to outdo the dromedary anu hipopot
amus! going so far toward disgraceful appa
rel as they dare go so as not to be arrested
03 the police; their behavior a sorrow to
the good and a caricature ot the vicious, and
au insult to that G od who made them
women and not gorgons, and trampling on
down through the godless life and a frivo
lous life to Temporal and eternal damnation?
Oh, woman-! with the lightings of your soul
strike dead at your feet ail these allure
ments to dissipation and to fashion. Your
immortal so al cannot be fed on such gar
bage. God calls you up to an empire and a
dominion; Will you have it? j Oh, give to
God your heart, your best energies, your
culture, your refinement : give yourself to
li im for this world and the next.
Moody & ?aa&ey.
There were three meetings at the Hip
podrome yesterday-one at eight o'clock
A. M., one at three P. M. and another at
eight, P. M. at each of these meetings
Messrs. Moody and hankey were-present.
At thc morning meeting there were seven
thousand people present, most of them men.
who liste??ed to Mr. Moody tell the story of
Jacob, his discourse was good, but clid
not seem to be as well relished as the ser
mon of the Sunday prcviouj, 'when ' he
spoke of Daniel in the lion J den. The
assemblage snag together thosi two hymns
now so wei! known; "Holc&the Fort"
and "Jesus Loves Me." Tlfc morning
services lasted t'll a quarter p?sfc nine, and
then thc inquiry rooms were opened and
were kept open nearly all dav* The num
ber of young converts made yesterday ex
ceeded that of any day since the revival
commenced. At the three o'clock meeting
in thc afternoon there was i another" tre
mendous crowd; not a seat in the vast hall
was vacant, and nine-tenths ? of the occu
pants were women. The- services opened
with thc singing of the sixth hvmn,
'There were ninety and nine that safely
lay iu the shelter of the fold" This, as
usual, was sung by Mr. Sankey,: solo.
After the singing Mr. Moody spoke on thc
text. " Seek first the kingdom of God,
and ali things shall he' added' unto you/'
lie said that if Christ was to c?me on earth
to day such -was the spirit woolliness and
money getting that pervaded the people
that- some one would ask Him to be made
a Secretary of War and another Secretary
of Stete. He had no doubt hut there
would be a man who would ask to be the
j Secretary of thc Treasury ot Heaven. His !
j sermon was explicit and to the point. Kc j
j showed plainly the path into which thc ?
j country was running through its irr?ligion
j and unbelief, and made au carnot appeal
! to his immense congregation to come under j
! most impassioned ourbursts he said. {: Is j
I there any one here who wishes to find the j
j lljpgdoaa of Christ ? If there is let him j
stand up.n Away iu thc rear part of the [
hall a colored man stood up and said j
"lam here." He was followed by ai
j number ot other" men, colored and white, j
in quick succession until about 150 were j
on the flour, Mr. Mood}', calling out mean
while, "Is there another?" "Is there
another ? "
j Nearly all those who rose were, appa
rently, men who earned their jiving hard,
and were earnest ii) what they were doing.
Thc services closed with the singing of thc
seventy second hymn, " Take the name
of Jesus with you."
Thc same sermon was repeated in the
evening before even a larger audience, for
there was not eren standing room in the I
Madison Avenue Hall. The platforms !
were Siled with ladies, who assisted Mr.
Sankey in the singing with a great deal c ?
enthusiasm. "When Mr. Moody came to
that part of his sermon where he asked
any one who wished to be prayed for to
stand up, one by one in all parts of the hali,
ground floor: galleries and lobbies, persons
kept rising, till about 500 were on the I
floor. Then he made an appeal to all
present to pray to God that His blessings j
would flow down ou this mission and that j
all who asked His help might have strength
j enough to stand up and bring others to
Christ. When the general meeting was i
' over there was a young men's meeting held i
j ?Tthe "Fourth Avenue Hail, and a boy's i
j meeting, in which about 300 lads irani j
^welye tp.sixteen years of age, were pre?- !
eht m room ~iS. ;ur. ;uoouy auuouuceu '
that the meeting for ministers would be
held on the 29th and 30th of this mouth,
t J which ail the clergymen in the country
were invited, and that he and his confrere
Mr. Sankey would leave New York on thc
20lh of May.-A'. Y. Herald
The African Company.
CINCINNATI, March, 1S76.
SIR:-The project of a company of
Americans to take commercial interest in
Africa has been mooted. There are many
reasons why Americans should be first, in
stead of last, in taking advantage of thc
opportunities offered by such a vast conti
nent, embracing as it does one-quarter of
the habitable globe. The disposition of the
American people has made them renowned
as navigators and explores. They are always
rcaay to seek in distant places for resorees
not found in there own land. Neither
firgid nor torrid zone has staved them in
their search for wealth,
j The developedmcut of our own country :
in times past was only equal by our com
mercial enterprise and foresight abroad.
The incubus of debt and the lost of trad
ing ships has thrown this country far behind
in the race for national aggrandizement
outside of the United States.
Every ?nterpaise, therefore, which seems J
to open new fields to any class of Ameri
cans should be encnuroged.
Tiie continent of Africa is rich in all the
productions of nature necessary for the use j
of man ; crains, fruits, and vegetables, an- i
imals, aud materials for making cloth, the
the prcscious stones, the precious and use
ful metals. It has water communications !
internal and Literal, and it holds a popula- j
tion which could be developed to take rank j
with thc cultured people^of any portion of j
the globe.
Other nations have long before this ac- ?
quired territories in Africa of immense j
extent, and year by year are extending]
their sway further toward the interior i
There are already 3,500,000 whites in
South Africa, and the diamond and gold
fields are attracting crowds of immigrants.
Europeans are domesticated on all thc
shores of Africa, and explorers crossing even j
the equatorial regio cs are appearantly as j
long-lived as if they had remained at home.
The culture of cotton, rice, and sugar
cane, and the mining and tue forging of
metals, would enable our colored people to j
become as rich in that contiueut as the self
made men among us
Intelligence, wealth, and enterprise will '
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ments 1.5 cents per line each inserticu
These tenus :irc strictly adhered to except by
special arrangement?;
soon command respect for the people,
whether they be black or white. There is
now a chance for our colored men to gain
the respect and admiration, not onij ot the
whites of this country, but of all other na
tions. They have only to say that slavery
shall cease to exist, and it will perish from
the face of the earth. They are strong
enough to accomplish it, backed as they
wo ,ld bc by tV vj-h.-!e country; The vhjts
people of this country are anxious to m?fce
money, and the colored race here can take
them into their pay to gain their ends, just
as the Japanese have done in hiring for
eigners to perfect systems of improvement,
to drill their troops and furnish them with
ships, locomotives, aud machinery. The
united service of the two races in money
making 'enterprises would do more than
anything else to di>sipaie prejudice on both
sides.
Should this company be pushed to suc
cess without their aid, it will be little to
the credit of the colored men of America.
It is not to their credit that slavery ex
ists in Cuba, Brazil, and Africa.
The English are freeing Africa, not
Americans of either color. While they are
thus carrying civilization and religion to
the soutiiern part of Africa, it is no less
true that they are there erecting a State,
which, in time, will equal the mother coun
try in population, wealtn, and resources.
They are repeating there the programme of
India. Australia, and Canada.
Many ot both races, white and colored,
in this country, aro at this time out of em
ployment, and the avenues to promotion in
business are filled to such an exfent that
an abundance of the best material is only
waiting for opportunity to engage in any
thing which rromises them emplo)ment.
This state of affairs is likely to continue.
Among colored people in this country
the few profession open to them are over
crawded, and eveu thc most intelligent
among them are compelled-to engage" in
occupations little suited to their taates or
abilities._^ L
J. ne coivreiteO"pi?Ju iUiy coutr?^lfftv?'
developed the very highest qualifications of
civilized life. They are intelligent, brave,
religious in thought, domestic in habit, and
easily orgauized. Opporlunity only is
wanting for them to become, as a people,
distinguished. They are twice as numerous
as the thirteen colonies at the time of the
llevolution. twice as numerous as the Egyp
tians, and are capable of accomplishing as
great results as either if their attention is
directed to the continents of Africa.
Why should Americans neglect fair pros
pects, such as are there offered, and
especially our colored citizens, fitted by
nature and education to carry civilization
and Christianity over so vast a field ? The
missionary should go wher; commerco
makes the way easy.
Your own knowledge will give you facts
fer consideration in connection with this
matter. The proposition is to organize a
company, un3er the laws of Kentucky and
the constitution and laws of the United
States, to trade in Africa, to secure trading
posts aud concessions, to open now avenues
of trade, and to use the means of the com
pany so formed to establish steam lines, or
to build lailroads. or to foster the cultiva
tion of nroff.able products, and to act in
such a manner in Africa as to make the
company rich and stroug. and to carry out
the desires of the American people in that
direction, and to enhance the value of the
stock of thc African Company in every
possible way. The proposed amont of cap
ital is set at five millions of dollars, in
shares of one hundred dollars, each share
to entile thc holder to a land-warrant fora
hundred acres of land; the holders of
shares to have the preference in the em
ployments and nominations of offices un
der the company. The scheme is by no
means a project of colonization, but simply
a business arrangement, by which money
can be made by some energetic and capable
colored people, without detriment to their
compatriots, and with benefit to the natives
of Africa. We would be gald to hear from
vou, in regard to this feasibility and desir
ability, at your convenience.
Eesdcctfully,
LUDLOW APJONES,
B. W. AKNETT.
In France it is likely the state of siege
will be raised. The government is no
longer opposed to it and the liepublic ap.
perantly is sufficiently well established to
allow the widest liberty.

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