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THE ORANGEBURG NEWS,
PUBLISHED WEEKLY "
ORANGEirURCr, 8. 0.
Offiee of Publication on Markctrtrcct over the
SAMUEL DIBBLE, Editor.
VIRGIL C. DIBBLE, Associate Editor.
CHARLES H. HALL, Publisher.
,>/ Washington News.
April 26.t-Mx. Peabpdy received tho
Queen's portrait direct, instead of through the
TheOdd.FelloWB' colcbration was brilliant.
? Tho Supreme Court was crowded to hear the
The Supreme bench was full. Mar?y distin
guished lawyors . were present. Stnnberry
. opened, promising to treat the case in its legal
Aspect. Political questions dividing the coun
try were npt to be discussed [hero, "but for a
eloar understanding of the subject it was neces
sary to know -what the acts of Congress are of
which the States complain as working an excess
of injury and depriving them of constitutional
rights. He explained the Reconstruction laws,
remarking that the States lately in rebellion
had no republican governments, and Congress
made provision to form such a government,
capable of Congressional representation.
Narrating tho restraints demanded" by the
complainants,' stopping' Grant, Stauten and
other high officers, he maintained that this was
no case provided for by the constitution to
come before this court. The controversy was
not with thoso men as citizens, but as high
officials, and not within tho jurisdiction of the
court, either within the reason or spirit of the
cons'.tution. Ho dwelt upon tho danger of a
veto by a judicial tribunal elected for life and
beyond the people's control. Tho injuries set
forth in tho complaint were only contingent
and might never happen. In conclusion he
argued that it was a political case, curable on
ly by political remedies.
Mr. O'Connor followed?said the idea of tho
complaint was to show that what was done by
Congress Was in its length and breadth uncon
stitutional and void, and therefore tho court
ought to order an injunction. In general
terms, the Georgia of 177G was to be wiped
out, and a new Georgia instituted. Georgia
occupied the position of a body politic and cor
porate, ?nd a Court of Equity could prevent
and rostrain any attempt to direct tho purposes
of its corporation, or in a violation of its char
ter. He took issue with Stanbcrry's assertion
that the injuries complained of wore contingent
and might never happen. The parties named
in the eomplaint had already taken steps to
enforce the laws complained X>f as unconstitu
The further hearing: of the caso was post
?^"pOTtiyQticir hext- lrriua^ffncu Hon. K. JT
Walker will argue on -behalf of Mississippi,
and Stnnberry will close.
Wilson visited Mr. Davis on yesterday.
The President reviewed the Odd Fellows'
procession which filed, by, uncovered.
ArniL 27.?Thad. Stevens has written a
letter for publication, commenting upon the
remarks of Senator Wilson's late speech at
Hampton Roads, in which he said thero would
be no impediment to Southern Representatives
in Congress if they elected Union men, etc.
Stevens, in his letter, says "no man should
make promises for tho party. By what au
thority docs any one say that by the election
of loyal delegates they will be admitted ? By
what authority does he say that Virginia will
elect two-loyal Senators when there is no Vir
ginia?" He concludes as follows: "Who is
authorized to travel tho country and peddle
out amnesty? I would say to the most guilty,
expect punishment and then quietude; but
first, a mild confiscation to pay those who have
been robbed by disloyal men. These are my
wishes, and mine only."
To the Citizens of this Stato Who Have
Lost Their Legs Baring the Recent
For the purpose of carrying into effect the
provisions of an act entitled "An Act to pro
vide artificial legs for all citizens of the State
who have [lost their legs during the recent
war," approved December 20th, 186G, I caused
a notice to be published to all manufacturers of
artificial limbs to exhibit their specimens in
the City of Columbia on the fourth Monday in
March, and appointed a Board of SurgeonB,
composed of Dra. A. N. Tallcy, Robert W.
Gibbes and R. W. Taylor, to examine tho va
rious spocimous submitted.
hey unanimously recommended tho "Army
and Navy leg" of Dr. Bly, and his "anatomical
leg," as combining moro advantages than any
others exhibited; and I, therefore concluded a
contract with Dr. Bly, to furnish tho citizens
of this State with the "Army and Navy Log,"
at tho prico of 874.65 each, which amount is
to, he paid by tho State.
The cost of Dr. Bly's anatomical ball and
socket jointed leg prccludod mo from coutrnct
ing for it, because the sum appropriated by tho
Legislature was insufficient to have furnished
(hat leg to each citizen, nevertheless, each por
son who chooses to do, may, by paying Dr. Bly
from his ofn means, the additional sum of
875,35, lecurc tbw more perfect limb, the cost
of which \e 815,0..
His office will be- located' til Charleston, and
but one trip is necessary (m> be wacko there for
the purpose of having the limb properly adjust
ed to the stump, Ppfore its delivery each leg
will be inspected by a competent person.
To procure a lag, tho following rules have
1. No person other than a citizen of this
State is entitled, under the act of tho Legisla
ture, to receive an Artificial Log.
2. "Tho porsou applying,, must appear before
the elerk of the court for tho district in. which
he resides, and satisfy that officer that ho isa
citizen, that ho lost his leg during tho recent
War, and is embraced within tho provisions of
the aot of the assembly aforesaid. Tho clerk
will thereupon give such person an original
and duplicate certificate under thp seal of the
court, certifying-that the party is- entitled to
receive a log.
3. The clerks of the* courts hav& had for
warded to'them blank ford,8 for measuring the
siunip. Each citizen will procure two of those
on cbuiining his certificates. After carefully
making tho measurements, as directed \n tho,
form, ho will onclose tho original certificate
and measurement to Dr. Douglass Bly, Char
leston, S. C.
Tho duplicate certificate he will retain in his
possession, until ho receives notico that his por
sonal presence is required at Dr. Bly's office,
for tho purpose of adjusting the leg to "the
stump. Upon exhibiting this certificate to the
conductors of the several railroads of tho State,
they will doubtless givo him. froc transporta
tion, going and returning, one time, tho Legis
lature having in tho act requested tho railroad
companies to furnish transportation free of cost,
and each conductor will make such endorse
ment upon the certificate as will prevent it from
'being fraudulently used again by tho samo or
any other person.
Dr. Bly will notify porsous .at what time it
will be necessary for them to attend at his office
in Charleston for tho purpose of fitting tho leg
to the stump.
As two hundred and fifty or more artificial
limbs are to be supplied, considerable time will
necessarily bo consumed in their manufacture,
and you aro requested to practico patience in
what may seem to you an unreasonable delay
in procuring your limb.
Dr. Bly advises that unless some pressing
emergency exist, the new leg should not be
fitted to the stump during the warm season,
and that tho patient himself will be most likely
to ?btain a satisfactory result by awaiting the
return of cool weather.
* The clerks of the court will be entitled to
charge thoir fees for their official certificate,
but it is presumed that they will, under .the
circumstance^ cheerfully render the service
JAMES L. ORR,
Governor of South Carolina.
THE ORANGEBURG NEWS.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1867.
While tee reserve, to ourselves the right of defi
ning our own political position by means of our
editorial columns, tec will be pleased to publish
contributions from our fcllwc-citizens upon the
grave questions which now agitate the public
or not. A district newspaper, tee consider,
should be an index of the various shades of pop
ular sentiment in the section of country in which
it circulates. Our columns are open, therefore,
for any communications properly written, accom
panied by a responsible, name, not personal in
their character^ nor absolutely injurious in their
tendency. ? O '
Sterling's Southern School Books.
We enjoyed the pleasure, on Thursday morn
ing last, of a short visit from Professor Rich
ard Sterliug, of Greensboro, N. C., author of
the ''Southern Scries of School Books," which
is now so favorably before tho public for exami
nation and adoption. Wo were glad to learn
from Prof. S., that he had succeeded in intro
ducing this admirable series into very general
use in this and the adjacent States, and was
meeting with universal encouragement in his
cfibrt8 for their further extension.
"We believe in patronizing Southcroj men
and Southern enterprises of every description;
but no cause moro completely enlists our feel
ings than the proper education of the present
rising generation among us. It is in early
years that proper ideas and principles are to he
instilled into the mind, and proper bent and in
clination given to tho formation of habits for
life. It is at this stage, therefore, that we
must train Southern boys and girls to become
true Southern men and women. AVc consider
this scries of Prof. Sterling's School Books, as a
fit and influential means of assisting-in such a
consummation, and we unhesitatingly and cor
dially recommend these works to the teachers
of Orangeburg District.
This series was first issued during the recent
war by Messrs. Sterling & Albright,of Greens
boro, N. C, and has sinco been enlarged and
improved, and as now arranged embraces:
Sterling's Southern Primer.
Sterling's Southern Pictorial Primer.
Sterling's Southern Elementary Speller.
Sterling's Southern High School Speller.
Sterling's Southern First Bender.
Sterling's Southern Second Bender.
Sterling's Southern Third Reader.
Sterling's Southern Fourth Reader.
Sterling's Southern Header.
Sterling's Southern Orator.
It is accompanied by "Stkrmno's SOUTH
ern Series of Writing Rooks," prepared
expressly upon new, plain and cutircly practi
cable principles to accompanyT "Sterling's
Southern Renders," and fov the use of tWc
Schools who have hitherto been unsatisfied
with the material, style, nnd lack of adapta
tion in tht copybook* at present in use.
In conclusion wo would say that we have
somo little experience- of our own in the in
struction of the young j and tho examination
which wefhavo made of Prof. Sterling's Books
has been sufficient to assure us that they are
fully equal to the beat Northern Books, .which
wo oould obtain in our pedagogic days, and
Justifies us in recommending them to the fullest
. Messrs. B?LL & ScoviLli, and Messrs.
EZEKJFX & Koiin will bo prepared to fill all
orders for the nboYO books with dispatch and
at the lowest rates.
Bishop Wighlmim's Pastoral Address.
Wo are indebted to the Southern Christian
Advocate for this admirable Pastoral Letter,
addressed to the colored members of the Metho
dist Church in the Mobile Conferoncc. It con
tains so much of good advice, couchedjn such
admirable terms, that we hope it will bo read
to tho employees of ovory planter in this Dis
trict, who receives a copy of the On anukhuiui
News. It is better than all the speeches made
to tho colored people by those, who are tryiug
to turn their heads with political varieties.
Our Charleston Letter.
Charleston, May 1, 1867.
The arbitrary character of military rule
which before had senrcoly been realized, was
seen in all its repulsivencss, and felt with its
crushing weight of humiliation on Saturday
last. This day was the anniversary of the
great fire in 18118, and has since b?0U appro
priated by the Fire Department and celebrated
by a grand parade. Accordingly, at an curly
hour, the gallant firemen, with their engines
and hose-reels decorated in the most splendid
manner, and their company banners spread to
the breeze, rendezvoused at Citadel Green, and
formed in a long column, preparatory to taking
up the line of march through the city. Just
as they were about starting, however, Mr.
Nathans, the Chief of the Fire Department,
was notified by General Clitz. Post Command
ant, of an order of General Sickles, that tho
procession should not be permitted to move un
less the National Colors, escorted by a deputa
tion from each company, were borne in tho van,
and were saluted by the fnen as they passed in
review before the Mayor and Aldermen.
This interference was entirely unexpected,
and, as was-quite natural, the military dt'eta
tum was not altogctlrcr relished. The firemen
bad novor, oven boforc the war, carrjgJ,4^Mj|^
other than their company banners, and the ab
sence of the National Ensign was indicative of
no disloyalty to the United States Government.
The procession was entirely civic, and had no
connection whatever, direct or remote, with
national politics or patriotism. Supererogato
ry, however, though the order seemed, the
voice of *'tbc powers that be" was obeyed?a
suitable flag, n ft er considerable search had been
made, was obtained and carried through the
streets at the head of'the column, and was sa
luted. A few firemen only did not uncover be
fore the emblem of the Nation, cither front
accident, or perhaps they had recently read the
third chapter of Daniel, and desired to emu
late the conduct of the Hebrew children uuder
circumstances partially analogous. Some of
these, rumor says, have been arrested, and a
young man, charged with having mutilated a
large flag, which enveloped the truck of1 the
Hook and Ladder Company, has been sent in
eaten is to Castle Pinckncy.
There has been much trpoculation as to the
motive of General Sickles in promulgating
this obnoxious edict. So far as his personal
popularity is concerned he has certainly gained
nothing. It may be, however, that he has
sacrificed himself for the good of the nation,
and desires to stimulate the reconstruction
spirit by exhibiting some of the most homely
features of Military Bule. It has been stated,
however, as the most probable solution of the
matter, that he was waited upon by some of
the prominent loyalists [so-called,] and in com
pliance with their wishes and advice took this
I have mentioned in previous letters, the at
tempts made by the freed men to ride in the
street cars and tho continual agitation by them
of the question of their right so to do. There
will be no further difficulty in the matter, as it.
has been determined by the Company to grnnt
them the privilege. The conductors will be
instructed, in a day or two, to admit to scats,
any who behave themselves, (irrespective of
color.) Probably before this is read the new and
irrcstrictivc arrangement will have gone into
Quite a destructive fire occurred last Sunday
morning about 2 o'clock. Four or five large
provision stores on Enst Bay and Vendue
Bauge wctc consnmcd. Among the unfortu
nate suiferers were Messrs. Jeffords & Co., the
senior partner of which firm is so well and
favorably) known ii> Orangeburj?. I am sorry
to report that they wero only partly insured ;
but notwithstanding their losses, with the energy
nnd activity characterizing them, they ore again
in business, and advertiso for sale a largo stock
of bacon, which they had fortunately stored in
a building apart from that occupied by them.
Senator Wilson, who has generously devoted
himself during V? relief from Congressional
duties to "stumping" the South for tho patri
otic purposo of enlightening our political ig
norance, and overcoming our prejudices, by un
folding and displaying the humane and attrac
tive characteristics of Radicalism,?-Senator
Wilson, tho hero of MannssaB and compeer of
Butler, Massachusett's distinguished son, is
here, and will, in a day or two, address the peo
ple on the popular questions of the day. He
is the guest of one of our prominent merchants.
It is unfortunate for him that, though the ob
ject of his visit is so entirely unselfish, and
though his counsol is given entirely "gratuitous
ly, our people cannot appreciate his disinterest
edness, or adopt the tenets of his political
faith?" 7Y?/i<rmi? Dunaus, el dona fcrcntcs."
Notwithstanding our political misfortunes
and our commercial and mercantile impecuni
osity, the advent of May, the mouth of flowers,
has been hailed by many of the young people
as an occasion for fostivo celebration. The
young ladies attending the Normal School, to
night, had a grand May party at Hibernian
Hall. A beautiful Queen was crowned, nnd
she and her Maids of Honor illustrated royalty
and its attendants, before a large concourse of
pleased spectators. The fair students at the
Kcv. D. X. Lafar's school, also, appropriately
celebrated the day. Ma}* parties, pie nics.
Sc., will be quite the rage this month.
The health of the city is remarkably good,
and the medical fraternity have abuudant time
for the theoretical study of their profession.
The large tidal drains traversing the city have
been thoroughly cleansed out, and a large force
of laborers is now engaged upon the smaller
sewers. It is hopcdth.it these precautions will
preserve its from the affliction of an epidemic
When will the triumphs of art cease? I
see by some of the papers that nn artificial .car
has been devised, and is worn by ladies whoso
i natural auricular organs arc. unfashionably
large?What next ? DELTA.
[From the Now Orleans Christian Advocate]
To llic Colored Members of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church South in the
"""The Mobile Conference, at Its fare Session,!
requested me, as its presiding officer, to draw
up and have 'presented to you a pastoral ad
dress. It gives me pleasure to perform this
duty. 1 shall speak to you plainly, in terms
which you will understand, on subjects which
deeply concern you, and in a spirit of kindest
interest. I represent the feeling of all the
preachers, and with them wish to see you con
tented, industrious, happy ; and above all, and
including all, truly religious. Your spiritual
welfare, in particular, is what your old pastors
most earnestly desire to witness and promote.
They are willing still to labor, to the largest
extent, for the good of your souls; and in
doing this, they arc sure they arc doing the
best thing for you that can be done in the cir
cumstances in which the providence of Cod
has now placed you.
Their pastoral care in former years gathered
you, not out of the spoils of other Churches,
but out of tho world that Ifeth in wickedness.
A few generations ago your forefathers were
brought from Africa. They were heathens.
They tlid not know Cod ; they had never heard
of Christ; they worshipped devils; feared
witches; trembled before the Obi man; were
sunk in ignorance, debasement and wretchedness.
Christianity, directly'.and indirectly, has made
all the differences between their condition and
yours. You were born in a Christian country.
You heard the gospel preached. Churches
were open to you. On the large plantations,
Christian masters and mistresses were con
cerned for yuur souls. You beard of Jesus,
the sinner'* friend. You were instructed in
the way of salvation; were baptized and gath
ered into the fold of Christ; learned the way
to heaven ; and set your faces toward the heav
War came, and your quietness and good con
duct won the respect of the white people and
endeared you to them. Then came freedom.,
and with it many inducements to set up for
yourselves in Church matters, as in other
things. Many left their old pastors and their
old folds. Some people said '"Join usj and
you shall have fine churches, and many other
fine things." Other people said, "No, join us;
you shall have preachers of your own color;
plenty of you want to bo preachers, and preach
you shall, soon and without trouble?all you in
particular who want to be big men." And many
went. Some did not go. A few mouths have
sho n that, as in many other things, so here :
everything that glitters is not exactly gold.
Prom js are easy to make and easy to break.
Some of the rainbows have turned to fog. Big
words have ended in small things. And so it
has turned out that the people who know the
difference between husks and genuine bread,
became dissatisfied; and hundreds and thou
sands who had gono off, one way and another,
have come back and put themselves under the
earo of the shepherds, to bo instructed iu that
form of sound doctrine which mnkcfl wise untr
saltation, and nourishes the soul in the spiritual
life, and prepares it for a better country, ?ren
tho heavenly. ?
W.hot tho providence of God", tatty dWgd for
the colored people in tho future, in this coun
try, and what lies before you in the* generations
to come, of course we know not. But of some
thingB we may be sure. To us and to you, to
our children and yours, it is a matter of concern
and interest; jxretf that the kindest feeling
should bo cultivated on both sides; second,
tlrat you should understand and be sure in your
own minds that freedom, in itself, will be of no
practical and lusting geed to the colored man,
unless it is connected with hotfesty, temperance,
industry and thrift; and thirdly, that religion
alone ia the living root out of which all these
virtues grow. . ?
1. Why should there not be kind feelings
on the part of the white people toward you ?
You live in the same country with them, and
have always done so. With possibly, here and
there an exception, have they Tpot always .treat
ed you well in the past? Do they not feel as
much interest in you, an sincere a desire that1
i you may do well,' as people who never saw and:
never knew you could poBaiblydo? I know!
what I. am saying, when I tell yon that the
truest and best friends you have in the world
are the white folks with whoiL' you have grown
up. They wish to see you coutcmVd and hap-:
py, doing well, and making the best UbO you
can of your freedom. If you believe this, I am
sure you, on your side, will bo careful
to cultivate the kindest feeliuga in rcturfft
You will consider it worth your while
to show by your couduct that yon uieau
to prove 3'ourselvcs worthy of the respect and
confidence of the wdtite poople. They can
help you?you can, in some important respects,
help them. Bonds of common interest unite
both parties. Let the tie of good feelings bo
2. Your freedom will do yon got,d only go
far as you learn and know how to control your
selves. There are millions of free people in
other countries?tens of thousands in our own
country?who have to fight starvation, distress,
in a hand-to-hand battle every day. Freedom
in itself and by itself puts nu bread in peoples'
mouths j no clothes on fjieir backs; no shoes
on their feet. If they arc sick, freedom cun
not cure them without a doctor. If they are
shelterless, freedom gives them no house.
Bond and free alike have to meet death, and
staud before the judgment scat. Iu St. Paul's
time, freedom was made by some '"a cloak of
maliciousness."?In our time, by solno- it is
made a cloak to cover all the evils to whieh
man is subject?a sort of good that is to do all
possible good things for the world. Mistakes
of this sort do not, indeed, make it in itself an
.evil. It is good if'used lawfully and rightly.
It becomes an evil when it turns people in^o
fools, It .is nn evil if it leads people to .think
that they are free to violate God's holy laws;
tcl'^?^'pTo^ be unTaithlukto
husbands; to break the Sabbath; become
drunkards; to lie, to steal, to be deceitful and
disorderly; to dream of living easily without
working for a living. On the other hand, if
freedom \tt accompanied with personal integrity;
if uprightness goes hand iu hand with it; if-it
leads to true self-respect; if good sense and
civility attend it; if prudent forethought for a
coining rainy day leads to diligence and steady
industry, and every year Gods you rising in in
telligence and improving in condition, why,
then, you are escaping the evils?}'ou are gain
ing the true good of freedom.
3. Now I want to say, I want you to under
stand and believe that RELIOION is the root out
of which all of these things?these virtues of
character, this integrity, self-restraint, prudent
foresight, industry, civility?all grow. The
difficulty with most people is not that they don't
see and think well of what is right, but that
they do not act up to their sense of duty.
What is wanting is not so much light as power.
It gratifies the appetite to do wrong; it costs
self-denial to do right. And now, wdiat is
to make a man "deny all ungodliness and
worldly lusts, and to livo soberly, righteously,
and godly in this present world V It must be
power from another world. It must be God's
grace, in Jesus Crist.- Genuine religion makes
us partakers of this power and grace. Then
tin-re is, so to speak, a new mainspring put
into the standstill machinery of man's heart.
Then the watch goes. Then the steam-engine
moves and the boat goes up stroam. Now this
power is, nccesarly inside of man?not outside.
Putting on Sunday clathes; going to church;
hearing the word ; taking the sacrament; look
ing serious and solemn?these are all outside
things?very good, very proper, if we have the .
power; good for little or nothing without that.
It is inside power alone that grows and in
crease:;. ?You might tie a hundred green bran
ches to a dead tree, and neither it nor they
would grow. What the tree needs h* lifc-pow- .
er at the heart, and working outwards iu the
bud, branch, blossom, and ripo fruit at last.
To got hold of this spiritual life-power,what
have we to do? We have to repent of all past
sina. and turn away from them, asking God to
help us by his Holy Spirit. Wo have to l>e
lievc the gospel?to believe in Christ?to ac
cept and hold him as an all-sufficient Saviour,
asking Cod to help us by his Holy Spirit.
Then God, mercifully, for the sake of Christ,
pardons us; then he renews us inwardly in the
spirit of tho mind; then we receive the Spirit
of adoption whereby we cry, "Abba, Father!"
The love of God is shed abroad in the heart.
Then we have tho power. Tho dovil tempts
us; but then we cau resist. The flesh allures
us; but we can resist. The chanee to wake a ,
dishonest bargain comes along; the opportunity
to dodge an honest, engagement comes nl <ng ;
without the inward life-power, we are goue!
With it , we go through the fire aud through the
wuter, and conquer ourselves1, sin, and the*
deVil 1 We aro able to keep ourselves pure, no*
matter who arotind us may be defiled. This
sort of religion?the inward* life-power religion1
?makes us diligent in business, while we are'
fervent in spirit, serr*?g tho Lord alike in both/
Thus ft is tho spring of all improvement. In4
ontf hand it holds the promise of the life which*
now isj in the other the promise of that which1
is to eotno/
Hold fast to your religion, then. Hold fast
to Christ. Ho shed his blood to ranqpm yw.
?Hold fast tho profession of your faith, with- '
out wavering. Your ministers ?nplofe in yesiij
behalf blessing and influence of Him who can
i establish, strengthen, and settles ypu. Let bo
false doctriuflf, no lying fubkf, no spot of defile*'
inont,' Hp wrinkle of religious decay, !*f fouud
among you. Atted tho worship of Gocf Jrtrtfc**
tually, and conform to.tbe re^uiremeirtiB' of the
Discipline of the Churchy
Send your children to the fSttnday sehool.?'
I They will there be taught to read 0o4'tt holy
I word?taught the fear of the Lord"/ Opportun
nitics of instruction and improvement "arc hoW
opon to your children, which many of you dicf
not enjoy. As far as you can do stt, I *thria&
you to send your chidrem Uf %be day tfettotrtl*
also, and encourage them to Improver tlterV
minds. This improvement will qualify them
to meet the responsibilities and perform... the
duties of the station in life in which it has)
pleased the providence of God to place them.
It win teach ??-cut true self-respect. They will
be modest, orderly, ail'l well-behaved in pro
portion as they become intelligent, and ac
quainted with the true vaiuc bf industry, fru
gality, and order, provided they arc brought
up in the nurture arid admonition of the Lord.
'The General Conference, at its last session,
made provision that whorcVor tho colored
members of the M. E. Church, South, 'prefef
it, and their nun.hers justify it, they may' tjcT
organized into separate pastoral eharges, each
having its own Quarterly Conference, com
posed of official members, as provided for In
tho Discipline. These Quarterly Conferences
may recommend to the" Annual Conference,
after suitable examination Into gifts, grace, and
usefulness, persons whom they may deem suita*
blc for deacons' and ciders' orders. In time,
when these pastoral eharges become large and
numerous enough to be formed into Presiding
Elders' Districts, the law of the Church allows
it to he done, if in the judgmental* il.c Bishop
having jurisdiction, the religious interests of the
colored people require it. And whenever tho
state of the work shall make it necessary ^ An
nual Conferences of colored preachers maj bo
organized. Then you see, all necessary and
judicious measures for your future wants and
probable growth have been provided.
Let me beg you, however, to be watchful
and careful as to the religious, character i and
qualifications of tho men you license to preach,"
and recommend for ordination. They ought to
be men of tried and. npproved moral charaigtoxft;
men who understand the great truths'of the
gospel, and can teach them to others; men not
puffed up with self-conceit, but alive tq, the
solemn responsibilities of the ministerial office.
Bible truth alone can save the soul; and all
preaching is only sounding brass or a tinkling
cymbal, which does not give instruction in thu
And now, let me remind you that wc are all
strangers nnd pilgrims ou earth ; and that our
great business here is to prepare for another
and bette: vountry beyond the grave. Be satis
fied with no grade of religion which docs not so
lead you to walk with God as to have the testi
mony that you please him.
By diligence, by watchfulness, and prayer js
by the devout and conscientious use of the
menus of grace and the ordinances of the Lord,
the Sabbath, the sacraments, the preaching of
his word, keep yourselves in the love of God,
looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ
unto eternal life. So at last an entrance shall
be ministered unto you abundantly into his
By order and in behalf of the Conference.
W. M. WlGIITMAIf. '
Greensboro, Ala., Feb. 20th, 18G7.
Consignees per South Carolina Railroad
Remaining in the Depot to Date.
D. Bull, W. McElroy, S. Llringston, J. C. Block
er, L. W. Kiloy, lt. ?. Hart, D. Cook, J. C. Kenner
ly, W. W. Culler, J. Eautorlia, J. H. C, W. B. Smi
ley, O. B. Salley, L. A. Zeiglcr, B. H. Barton, W.
In accordance with orders received from the Su
perintendent, Storage will hereafter be charged on
Goods remaining in tho Depot for an unreasonable
length of time. W. C. MEREDITH,
jVERS. jVI. is. haxjLi
RESPECTFULLY INFORMS THE LADIES OP
Ornngeburg aud vicinity, that she- has removed ta
the Store ono door West of tho Female Seminary*
where ahe has just opened a well selected stock of
Spring and Summer
Consisting of RIBBONS, FLOWERS. RUCHES?
RISTORI8, VATTI8, SONTAGS. ALMAS, SUN
DOWNS, GLADIATORS. CENTRAL PARK8, Fash
ionable BONNETS, OLD LADIES BONNETS, of
the latest styles, HOODS, Trimmed nnd Untrimmcd,
which are offered on tho most reasonable terms,
mar 28 tf
Bacon Sides!! Bacon Sidea'K
f For Sale at
BS CHOICE CLEAR SIDES AT
T. A.^EFFORDS k CO.'S
may 4?tf Russell-Street.
ONE BAY MARK, Good; SW
(pM Three Years Old.
mar 16?tX CORNELS05S KRAMER & CO.