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An Independent Family Journal?-Devoted to Politics, Literature and General Intelligence.
VOL. 3.
BY HOYT & WA LT EES.
TERMS:
TWO DOLLARS AND A HALF PEE AHBTTJM,
IN UNITED STATES CCllllENCY.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Advertisements inserted at the rates of One Dol?
lar per square of twelve lines for thcfirst insertion
and Fifty' Ceuts for each subsequent insertion.
Literal deductions made to those who advertise by
the year.
For announcing a candidate, Five Dollars
?n advance.
A Model Bureau Officer.
Among the 'many, misfortunes of the
poor South, is the fact that her little re?
maining substance is consumed, and her
people, white and black, plundered by a
vast host of .swindling adventurers, Bu?
reau agents and officers, who cover the
earth like locusts.
"A multitude like the populous North
Pour'd never from her froren loin?, to pass
Rhene or thc Donan, when her babarous sons
Came like a deluge on thc bouth, and spread
??eneath Gibraltar to the Lybiau sands."
The following facts ca ifbe substantiated
hy any nam hov of respectable witnesses-:
About October last. Capt. Becker, who
had for some time before satisfactorily
?discharged the duties of his office, was re?
lieved at this post of the Freedmen's Bu?
reau b}- a little fidgety, finuical, Ireckled,
pock-marked, li?bt-hairod coxcomb, re?
joicing in the name o? Major C. >S. Allen ;
who came with a flourish of trumpets, de?
claring that for special fitness he was sent
here as a model Bureau officer lo ferret
out abuses and correct things generally.
He was a rampant, red-mouthed Kadical,
and of course devoted to the colored
brethren, whose protection and ole vu lion
was his special mission.
He commenced operations on a grand
Seale?riding over the couutiy, harangu?
ing the negroes, and putting bin nose imo
- everything. He was especially outraged
at the barbarism, of having winde juries.
In his devotion to philanthropy, he was
for mixed, if not purely black juries ! But
Jus career fortunately was an short as il
-ivas bri I liant ! Having run the machine
to the best advantage?swindled every
hody, white and black, und bagged every?
thing possible by "hook or hy crook,"
about the middle of December he d?par
ted to his own country, to spend Christ,
mas, no doubt, in reveling and glorifying
upon the spoils with oilier friends ol the
great "party cf moral id?.***," uit.de rich
in other fields of plunder !
Thc Major wa* observed to 1? particu?
larly active in getting tho ncetiitil j;^t
before he left?as he said, on a tell iuy
furlough. He wished to retire, but he
said (jen. Scott'wouiO not U?er ol' il, be?
cause Jbe was so eriieient, ?nd made the j
best r?pons ol' any ocicer in the depart- j
me?t. He bad made himself zealous and j
lugubrious in getting up a (Subscription to
build a negro *i-hool house. The liegroe*
and many ol the good citizens *ul.~<.n;ied j
-cash to the benevolent undertaking, and
paid the money to the good Samaritan.
Carpenters and oilier laborers were em?
ployed to put up the buiidiug in short *?r
der?. The work went bravely on, but th?*
sounder and proprietor forgot lo le*ve the
money lo pky tue piper when he left on
furlough
Other, poor negroes, vito found it hard
to give the tiitrb iualicet price ?or bacon,
deposited their hard earnings wit.ii the
Major to bu}- bacon, which he nid he
could do for d cents per pound, from the
Freedmen's Bureau in Charleston: These
poor creature* have lost, both money and j
?bacon. No doubt the .Major is going it i
high on this hard eaiin-d money in bi? ?
own country, which he was in the habit
ot styling, per excellence, -the land of
. civilization !" The Major was blatant,
not only about the enlightenment, but for
the rights of thc negroes. For example,
.when the}- were to be paid by their em
- ?layersdn '"a part bf the cmp.v in order
to secure their rights, he took into his
own hands the whole of ihe crop, shipped
it- to hisfactors' in Charleston, and drew
the money as he passed through thal city
to "tho lund of civilisation 1" lu contro?
versies which came before him. bc acted
for the negroes, and received their oionc}'.
In one case, he received the money of an
aged, deerepid. bedridden old negro man,
. whose daughters had earned it by work
irg in the crop, and left them all to live
by charily or starve together. "Call you
that backing your friends?" A plsgue
upon such backing!
Major Allen paid his own bills with
shoes and other property sent hero for
the needy negroes. Re got receipts from
his successor tor articles represented io be
in boxes, which had been disposed ot by ,
himself. ' Our citizens who were kind lo j
him, and lurnisiicd him quarters, fuel, !
goods, and bed and hoard, find themselves
in the condition of those who have acted
confidingly, but whose debtor had '?gone
to parts tin known !" Weaupppse it would j
bo regarded as disloyal am! punishable by
a Military Commission to issue any law
process against this model bureau officer.
The judge and the lawyer, and, perhaps;
the clerk, might go up the spout for such
glaring disloyalty to the party of "moral
ideas." "O, for a whip of scorpions to
lash thc scoundrel naked through the
world I''
The last achievement of thc philan?
thropic chevalier, on the eve of Iiis depar?
ture, was a refinement upon all that hat)
gone before, and was perpetrated, we
suppose, to show the benighted and bar?
barous inhabitants ol' District No. 2 what
ascion of an enlarged civilization could do
in the way ol' sharpness. The Major
owed a small bill lo a particular friend ol
ours, who, hearing that his debtor was
about to be absent for a short timo on
furlough, concluded,alter much reflection,
to bring the matter to his attention.
With considerable h?sitation and many
misgivings, he did so as softly and ginger?
ly as bc could. The Major was, ol' course,
very indignant at such a liberty?cursed
and swore, and by way of showing his
dudgeon, promptly paid thc loll, which
remember, was forty dollars. Otu- friend
wilted. He felt sell-reproach that he
could do so rude a thing as to dun a .Ala
jor of the Bureau. The -Major, seeing his
advantage, acted with the coolness and
promptness of a burglar. Ho conde?
scendingly excused the rudeness, and, to
show that he did so freely, and without
any mental reservation whatever, asked
and obtained upon the instant a Joan of1
fifty dollars, which he paid by u draft on
M. S. Littleton & Co., New York, there
being no Buch house in existence. Was
that not masterly? Is it not tho cucest
Yankee trick on record ? Our esteemed
(friend is minis fifty dollars, but we opine,
; as much as he regrets the loss.of the mon?
ey these hard times, that he regrets even
more to have been so badly "sold."
Friend ! never set up to be shrewd again !
It was a Waterloo to you. but to the Bu?
reau Major the cap-stone of the Corinthian
column. The following correspondence
explains itself:
Abbeville. C. II., S. C, j
January 3,1SG8. J
Caft. Louis V. Caziakc, A. D. C,
Charleston, 8. C.?Dcar Sir: On the 20th
I ult., Maj. C. S. Allen gave me a draft on
M. S. Littlelield & Co., 34 Wall St., New
York, for fifty dollars, cash loaned. Upon
Rending draft to New York, M; S. Littio
field ?fc Co.. cannot be found, as such firm
never had existence. I writcyou begging
that you will please inform me of the
whereabouts of Alaj. C. S. Allen, and ad?
vise me what steps I shall take to recover
my money and expose the swindler. Your
early attention will much oblige.
Ydutk lrttIv,
J. J cr?sXIXGIIAAI.
To General Ed. R S. Caxby.
ITd. Qns.2o Military District, )
Charleston, S. C, Jaii. 11, 18G8. }
Respectfully referred to Brevet Major
G.meral K. K. Scott. B. R. F.& A. L. the
Major Allen referred to is believed to be
an officer serving in the B. R. F. & A. L.
By order of Brev't Maj-Gou. Caxby.
LO?.1S V. CAZ1ARC, A. 1). C.
III). QRS AssV ( 'OMMIS.S'ONF.It,
Bureau R. F. A. L.. S. C. I
Cuaklestox, Jan. I5,,J8C8. )
Respectfully returned to Mr. J. J. Cun
ningbam, Abbeville. This office has no
knowledge (/ft he present whereabouts of
Major Alien. He ceased to he an Agent
for this Bureau December Dili, 18G7.
By order of BVt Maj Gen. R. K. Scott.
If. MEIDB, A. A. A. G.
We understand that Major Everoon,
Inspector Gen. Scott1* staff, arrived last
evening, fid has been actively engaged
invefctigating tho above-mentioned tacts,
und bus already learned more of the
Majors {'() activity in procuring the
needful than we have cited.?Abbeville
Press.
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New Reconstruction Bill.
The following is the bill agreed upon by
the Reconstruct ion Committee, and which
passed the House on the 2lst inst., by a
vote cf 123 yeas to 45 nays :
He it resolcfd, &c, That in Virginia,
North Carolina. South Carolina. Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas,
Florida, and Arkansas, that the civil State
governments in said States respectively,
??hall not bo recognized as valid or legal
Slate governments- either by Executive or
Judicial power or authority ofthe United
Sia'.es.
Skc. 2. That for speedy enforcement of
the aet entitled "an act to provide for
more efficient government of Rebel Slates
passed March 2, lJSoT, and the several
acts supplementary thereto." the General
ofthe Army of the United States is here?
by authorized and required to enjoin by
special orders upon all officers in com?
mand within the several military depart?
ments within said Slates, performance of
all acts, authorized by the said several
laws above recited, and to remove by his
order from command any or all of said
commanders and detail other officers ol*
tue U. S. army, not below the rank of
Colonel, to perform all duties and exercise
all powers authorized by said several acts,
to the end that the people of said several
States may speedily reorganize civil gov?
ernments. Kepublican in form, in said
several States, aud bo restored to political
power in the Union.
Sec. 3. ThatJ.be General of the Army
is authorized to remove any or all civil
officers now acting under the several pro?
visional governments within said several
disorganized States, and appoint others lo
discharge the duties pertaining to their
respective offices, and may do any or all
acts which by said several laws above
mentioned are authorized to l>e done by
the several commanders of militaty de?
partments within said States ; and so much
of said acts, or of any act as authorizes
the President to detail militaiy comman?
ders to said military departments or to
remove any officers which ma}' be detailed
as herein provided, is hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. That it shall be unlawful for the
President of the United Slates to order
any part of the army or navy of the
United Stales to assert by force of arm?
the authoiity of either of said provisional j
governments in said disorganized States:
to oppose or obstruct the authority ofthe
United States, as provided in this act, and \
the acts to which this is supplementary.
Sec. 5. That any interference by any
person, with intent to prevent by forte
the execution ofthe orders of the General
of the Army, made in pursuance of this
act and the acts aforesaid, shall bo held
to be a high misdemeanor, ami the party
guilty thereof, shall, upon conviction, be
fined not exceeding five thousand dollars,
and imprisonment not exceeding two.
years.
Skc. 0. That so much of :.ll acts and!
parts of aets as conflict or uro inconsistent j
with the provisions of this act are hereby \
repealed.
? We regret to learn from the Abbe
villc Ummer, that the dwelling house and
kitchen of Capt. II. S. Kcrr, in that village,
were totally destroyed hy tire on Tuesday
morning last. The"furnit ure, through the
exertions of the citizens, was saved. In-i
eondiariem. '
From Washington.
Wasmng ton, January 10.
The Radical rcconstruetionists have t he
entire possession of the legislative power
by majorities in each House, and they in?
tend soon to use that power so as to com?
plete the work of subjecting the Southern
States to the Radical-negro policy. To
this end the}' have in effect destroyed the
constitutional power of* the Executive and
the Judiciary. It is not only avowed, as
the real object of the new Bill reguluting
the decisions of the Supremo Court on
constitutional questions, that it is to pre?
vent, for all time, any change in the laws
and Constitutions of the reconstructed
States. At some future time the Recon?
struction Acts may be set aside by the
majority of the Supreme Court, and per?
haps would be by the Court as now com?
posed. It is, therefore, declared to he ne?
cessary to prevent the Court from making
any decision h}- which the Constitutions,
laws and governments of the reconstruct?
ed States can ever be changed.
It is now announced that Alabama will
bo admitted into the Union and have
representatives seated iri Congress by the
second week in February. The new .Re?
construction Act cannot long be delayed
in its passage, and this Act will, it is de?
clared, force every one of the excluded
States into the Union, as .Radical Negro
States, early next spring, that is previous
to the 20tb of .May. so that these Slates
may be represented in the Chicago ^Nom?
inal ing Convention.
The State Governments and all civil
rights under them are to he swept away.
The Conventions arc to exercise the pow?
ers of civil government with the aid of the
new military authorities. The Radicals
are now satisfied that nothing can possi?
bly occur to prevent the succcess ol their
political schemes. The President is im?
potent, sind the military officers will ei?
ther go with Congress or be legislated
out of-the army, in the manner in which
it is now proposed to get rid of General
Hancock.
Mr. Stanton will no doubt remain at
the head of the War Department lonsr I
enough to carry out the measures of Con- [
gross, even if they involve the impeach?
ment and suspension of the President.
Congress asserts the power to give direct
orders to the Secretary of War on every
subject, and will not hesitate so to alter
the law establishing the War Department
as to provide that the Secretary of War
shall receive orders from Congress; in?
stead of the President, and perform all the
duties that Congress may enjoin upon
hiir..
The reaction from these measures will
be tremendous, if at ail proportionate to
their enormity. On this point the House
yesterday received it solemn warning from
Judge Woodward, ol Pennsylvania. This
eminent jurist, who. for the past fifteen
years, has held the office ol Chiel Justice j
of the highest Court in Pennsylvania,
comes now to Congress with a reputation
for ability and wisdom Rial gives weight
to bis counsels. Hi- speaks the senl intent,
not only of the people of Pennsylvania,
hut of a majority, at this moment, of tlie
people of the Middle and Western Stales,
when he declares that the ''RaclU-al policy
must be abandoned, and the Radical meas?
ures repealed." It may be a fearful strug?
gle in the North between the Conserva?
tive and Radical parlies, bat in the end
the Southern Slates will be rehabilitated
under the government of white citizens.
? Cor. C/Uiif. Courier.
Washington', January 2-"'.
In the Senate, the reconstruct ion bill
was read a second time. Pool it tie spoke
in opposition. The Cotton Tax Confer?
ence Committee reported, agreeing to the
Home bill, with an amendment exempting
cotton from import duties after April 1.
The Senate concurred; Doolit tie renamed
and during his speech said that when
Luteum, a Roman province, revolted, and
the revolt was suppressd, the question
arose in the Romar. Senate, whal shail be
done with Latcum and the people of Lat
etllli 'i There were some who cried disfran?
chise them?others said conii.-eate their
property; there were none who said sub?
ject .them in vassalage to their slaves; but
old Camillas, in that speech which reveal?
ed his greatness and made his name im?
mortal, said : 1'Senators, make them your
feilow-citizens and thus add to the power |
and glory of Rome.'' Doolittlc added :
"In this high place?this Senate of the j
great republic of the world?out of the
growth of the civilization ul all ages,can?
not we, Senators, rise to the height ofthat
great argument 'iTrumbull followed, when
the Senate adjourned, in honor of Hatnil- J
ton, of Ohio. I
The Reconstruction Committee this
morning, agreed to report the following 1
bill :? . j
lit: if enacted, ifce.,That the appellate ju?
risdiction of lhi; Supreme Court of the
United Slates shall not extend to any act
done, or which shall be done, or to any!
proceedings had, or which shall be had, !
under and by virtue of an Act entitled an j
Act to provide for the more eflieient gov- 1
eminent of the rebel Slates, approved
?lan h 2, 1 s'?7 or of the several Acts sup-'
pleinentary thereto ; and all such eases now J
pending in said Court, either by appeal or
otherwise, from any proceeding had in the
premises in any District or Circuit Court j
of the United States, shall be dismissed !
bv saiil Supreme Court, ami no record of!
anv proceedings had, or which might bei
had, under either of t he District Commaii- j
ders, under either of the Acts, shall be re?
moved to or reviewed in any other tribu?
nal, either upon lnd>ea-< eorpus,quo warn nto,
or in other manner whatever.
The vole upon the bill is understood to
have been, yeas?Stevens, Righam, Paine, j
Boiitwell and Ueaman, Republicans; nays
ilurlburt, Republican; Brooks and Beck,1
Democrats. The President's message to
the Senat? declares that the bill striking1
"white" from the District Ordinances, fail-'
ed by reason of the adjournment of Con?
gress, j
Jn the LTouse, tlie bill relative to addi- !
tional bounties passed. The bill selling
the arsenal grounds at St. Louis and Lib?
erty. Missouri, passed. Among the pr?vis
ions, the Secretary of War is authorized to I
establish an arsenal at Jefferson Barracks. !
Missouri, for the storage and repair ot anus,
at a cost not exceeding $200,000. The !
death of Hamilton was announced., when I
the House adjourned.
Wash t xerox, January 24.
In the House, the bill forbidding certain
payments to Southern claimants was dis- j
cussed, and the House disagreed to the
Conference Committee's report on the cot- j
ton tax, aud appointed a new Committee. I
The death of Mr. Hise was announced, '
and the nousc adjourned.
In the Senate, Edmunds and Johnson
took issue with the President's opinion,
relative the bill striking "white'' from the
District Ordinances. The message was
referred to the J udiciary Committee. The
Senate adliercd to its amendments to the
deficiency bill, forbidding appropriations
for the Quartermaster's Department being
expended for reconstruction, or any other
purpose. Gen. Howard was called on for
elaborate reports regarding abandoned
hinds and other relative matters. A joint
resolution, authorizing the distribution of
dessicated meats and'vegetables not need?
ed by the army to sufferers in the South,
passed. The reconstruction bill was re?
sumed. Morton spoke, and .Vye will follow.
The argument will probably last ten days.
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Standing Committees.
In the Convention, on the 21st inst..
the President announced the following
Standing Committees :
1. Committee on a Billof Rights.?B. F.
Whiltemore. Darlington; A. J. Pansier,
Charleston; Dr. L. Ii. Johnson. Pickeus;
Ji. B. Elliott, Edgelield; W. J. McKinlay,
Orangeburg: iL. J. Donaldson, Chester?
field^ W: BTJSusIi, Riehland; T. J. Gogh
Ian, Sumtcr; Jas. Henderson, A'ewbcrry.
2. legislative part of the Constitution.?
J. M. Rutland, Fairlield; B. O. Duncan,
Newhurn*; W. J. Whipper, Beaufort; E.
W. M. Slaikey, O.raiigcburg; Win. Mc
Ivinlay, Charleston; J. II. Goss, Union;
Sam. Jotiiison, Anderson; Jesse S. Craig,
Colleton; Wjl.son Cook, Greenville.
o. Executive Part of ihe Constitution.?
F. J. Moses, jr., Sumtcr; J. II. Ivainey.
Georgetown; II. G. Holmes. Beaufort; C.
M. Wilder. Bichland; S. Corlcy, Lexing
ton; A. Clinton; Lancaster; J.M. Bunion,
Greenville: W. IL W. Gray. Berkley; M.
Mauldiu. Picken??.
4. Judiciary.?C. G. Bowen. Charleston:
J. J. Wright,.Beaufort;. J). II. Chamber
lain, Berkley; A. Middleton, Barnwell;
Dr. X. J. -\ewell. Anderson; Win. E
Johnson. Sumtcr; J. 1'. F. Camps. Spar?
tan burg; P- H. b'ivcr-. Ko'getield; J no. A. j
Hunter. Abbeville.
5. Franchise and 'Elections.?1?. C. De
Large, Charleston; .las. U. Bell. Beau furl;
C. 1'. Le-lie. Darn well; Isaac Broekculon.
Darlington; Elias Dixon. Clarendon; Juo.
A. Chestnut, Kershaw; 11 W. Wehl?.
G'eorgetow:.; AI. F. Becker, Berkley; Juo.
S. Gintry, Spartan burg.
Ij. Finance.?A'. G. Park%r, Barnwell:
T. J. Boberlsou, Iii. bland; Kobt. Smalls]
Beaufort; C. M. Olsen, Williamsbtirg; J.
Branilin. Edgelield: Win. Perry, Anderson;
P. Ale ander. Chester; Gee. Jackson.
Marlboro; J. II. White. York.
7. Eiueation.? F. L. Cardoza, Charles?
ton; S. K. Jillison, Kershaw; L. S. Lang:
ley. Beaufort; Dr. J. C. Neagle. York; Ii.
E. llayne. Marion; F. F. Miller, George?
town; II. L. Shcwsbury. Chesterfield;
Alex. Bryee, Pieken?; David Harris.
Edgelield.
8. Petitions.?Win. E. Pose, York; T.
K. Sasportas. t) range burg; Frank A rnaini.
Edgelield; S. B. Thompson. Biehland; Y.
J. I*. Owens, Latirens; Lee Nance. New
bcrry; J- II- Jenks, Berkley; Win. M.
Thomas, Colleton; A. D. Edwards, Fair
Held.
!). Rules and Rcgul ttions.?S. A. Swails.
Williamsbiirg; S. G. W. Dill. Kershaw;
G. Pillsbnry. Charleston; George Lee.
Berkley; Henry Jones, Hurry; .1 ?. h 11
Wuolev. Edgefield; Win. S. Collins. Mari
on; J. K. Terry, Colleton; IL J. Loinax,
Abbeville.
10. Miscellaneous Provisions nf the Consti?
tution.? L.Boozer, Lexington; 15. F. Ran?
dolph, Orangehiirg: Jos. Crews. Laurens;
I II. 11. Cain, Charleston; F. E. Wilder;
Beaufort; J. A. Havne, Barnwell; Bailey
Mi I ford; J. M. Allen, Greenville; Benj.
Byas. Berkley.
11. Review and Consolidation ofthe Con?
stitution as a Whole. ? L. Boozer. Lexing.
Ion; B. F. Whiltemore, Darlington; F. Ii.
Cardoza. Charleston; F. J. Muses. Sum
I er; B.C. DeLarge, Charleston; Win. E.
Bose. York; J. M. Butland, Fairlield; C.
C. Bowen. Charleston; S. A. Swails, Wil?
liamsbiirg; X. (i. Parker, Barnwell.
The President staled that the last Com
' millec under tin' suggestions of ihe Com?
mittee tu whom was referred the subject [
.of the Standing Committees, consists of
the Chairman ot the respective Commit
j tees; the object being, alter the other
Committees have prepared their matter. '
il may be consolidated into one winde, so
as to be presented in a proper shape.
.
I ? By ?o,noo majority, the people nf
Ohio decided at the late election thai no
negro shall have the right of suffrage in
that State. Steps are being taken in the
Legislature to carry out ihisdelcrmii at ion
of'the people. Mr. Pennister, of Pike
County, has introduced a bill making it a
penal offence for any judge ofthe election
to receive a vote from any person who has
l,a visible admixture of African blood."
? There arc some inconsistencies in the
world that I don't exactly understand.
Everybody is anxious to go to Heaven,
1 but nobody is in a hurry about it. j
From ilii GrrfMiullr Mouii!aiiu>-r.
Letter from Rev. A. 3. Stevens.
Messrs. tiirrijKs: Pleuse allow m?
through ihc columns of yo.(r paper lo say
a word lo the Church under my charge.
Dear Friends and Jirethre? :
We art: now entering upon the labors ol
a new year. The "Iii year. ('m;7.| with
all ils toils, its hardships, its privations,
as well as its pleasures, is past, buried,
where it shall rest undisturbed till v. ith
our fathers, it and they shall be, at the
last day. waked by the mighty nhgel and
brought to judgment. Let us ask our?
selves the question, in the very beginning
of this new year, what record will the old
year bring in that gl vat day against me?
Against me as a minister, against me as
a member of Christ's Church*? Have I
done all the good I could? Have I
preached and prayed and watched over
the lloek as faithfully as I could? Have
las a layman of the Church sustained
those whom God in his providence has
sent, or appointed, to break to me the
bread of life, as far us J have been aide to
do? Have she various interests of the
Church, which are dependent for success
solely upon the contributions ol her mem?
bership, received liberally o}' the means
with which theGtval Head of the Church
has blessed me? Brethren., these are im?
portant imjiiifies. .M:iy God help each
member of the Church to ask and answer
them a* in the presence of his or her
Judge.
It was resolved at our last Annual Con?
ference, that we begin our collections,
particularly our missionary collections, at
an earlier day than has been our custom.
The Greenville Presiding Elder's District
is expected to raise at least Sl'PJU for
missionary purposes; all of which amount
will be expended on the District: There?
fore all who contribute for this cause or
to this call may be assured that they are
contributing to the support of the gospel
iu their midst, or. in other words, at home.
Ours is indeed a missionary Held?a field
where every member and friend of the
Church may work. What would be more
appropriate and becoming to us all. as
Christians, than to present lo God an of.
fcrihg. a new year's <;i:t, for the support
of his cause in oar midst, here til home.
The missionary work i> emphatically the
cause of God. Ail are invited to give a
little?a mite?ami thus identify them?
selves person all}' with the benevolent en?
terprises iif the Church of God. The
poor of the Church, in their gifts, become
as great a power in the Church as the
rich. Let those who are rieh give liber?
ally of their great abundance, remember?
ing that. Go.I loveth u cheerful giver.
Let the poor bear in.mind that their of?
fering, though bul two mites, will be es?
teemed by the Almighty a- big lily as the
large amounts given b} the rich. During
the Christmas season just past many thou?
sands of dollars were expended for ele?
gant presents, to be presented to friends
a* tokens of esteem ami admiration.
Shall we not in the meantime remember
(? ?d and his cause, and. as a token of oiir
love and admiration lor Him, under a
deep sense of gratitude, bring a holy of?
fering, a valuable gilt.and lay it upon the
altar of the Church and say, ?'Here, Lord;
is my new year's gilt to thee?"
The times indeed are hard, but they
are much harder where l here is no gospel,
lie that hath pity up in the pour Iciidulli
unto the fiord. Around your camp the
manna lalis. For you the rock has been
smitten, and the pure stream of the water
of life Hows from under l he l hroiie of God.
Those men ol Rod who work hard on
a small allowance and half pay. a mi yet
uiimtirmiiriuglv go to their appointments,
and faithfully se.ve the people, should re?
ceive the pro He red aid of the Missionary
Hoard. .Some of your circuits have been
enlarged, and interesting mission fields
have been formed and partially worked.
Rut for lack of means they are left anoc
en pled. So-far as my own observation
extends, the preachers in my charge arc
ail zealous and faithful. Our circuits ami
stations are growing, generally .in strength
and numbers, ami one ol the most cucnur
aging features in our work isthe perfeei
cordiality of feeling and seeming brother?
ly i.flection actuating the members ol the
different branches ol Christ's Church.
The District Meetings lately instituted
in our Church is working wonders for
Methodism. Our land produces ahun
dantly. We have bread and we live?
thank Heaven.
Permit meto propose that in all our
circuits and stations a collection be taken
at an early day?say we begin the H'h!
day of February lor the purpose above
named. May our good and true friends
respond with generous offerings.
A. 15. STEPli exs. p. e;
Death.?We have never ready any?
thing more beautiful than the following
from the pen ol George D. Prentice:
There is Inn a breath of air and a b< at
of the heart betwixt this world and the
next. And in the brief interval of painful
and awful suspense7, while we feel tnat
death is present v.ilh us, thai we arc
powerless, and he the all powerful, and the
faint pulsation here is bul I lie prelude of
endless life heare.'fier, we li e! in the midst
of ihe stunning calamity about Iobefall us
that the earth has 110 compensative good
to miligate the severity of our loss, lilit
there is no grief without some beiieliecut
provision to soften its intenseucss. \> hen
the gi)od ami lovely di", the memory of
their good deeds, like l! e m'obidwams on
the stormy sea. light up our darkened
hearts and lends to the surrounding gloom
a beaut v so sad, m> sweet thai wo would
not, if we could, dispel the darkness that
cm irons it.
? If a man is wit bout 'enemies ! wouldn't
give ten cents for all bis friends. The man
who can please cvervbndv hasn't got sense
enough to displotso anybuUy.
The iiiteliigcucer Joh Office.
Having recently made considerable additions to *
i Iiis depart mein, we are prepared to execute
?rr>'p '-.v/vp ir trrv s\ t n :?r"~-?*T'{?
~~ jj- ~. ?< ~j ~~.+L:*u ???.??.?\? Ui/a
In the neatest style and on the most reasonable
terms. Legal Blanks, Hill Heads, Posters. Ords,
Handbills. Pa iii ph lets, Labels, and in fact every
style of Work usually tluue iu a country Printing
< Knee.
t-_Tr" In nil cases, the money will be required
upon delivery ol' lite work. Orders, accompanied
(:'-:'- will receive prompt attention.
The Surrender of General Grant.
Thu great captain ol the age?the mun
who ivuiftied Lee and finished the rebel?
lion?has.surrci.dured ai last j yes, in?do
riotisly s-urreiidercd to another rebel loree
equally tis destruct iv.- to U,e constitution
and government tts thal ot'the .South. Ho
hus surrendered to ihe iladienl revolution?
ists. So remarkable :ind surprising was
this event, that thc newsboys m tho
streets ot Washington were beti rd shout?
ing "The surrender of General Grant 1"
us they ran about with the papers con
laming the news, just as these sharp
witted fellows shouted the surrender off
Lee wheii he gave up. They instinctive-"
ly seized the very expression, which for?
cibly showed thu conduct of Grant in
giving up thu War Department at the
demand ?d' Stanton and the .Radicals,
without consulting or referring to the
President of thu United States and com?
ma nd .fin el.iel' ol'the army. The glori?
ous timi deserved fame of General Grant
in conquering the rebellion is tarnished by
ibis surprising conduct, pur*' Napoleon
has not shown the skill nf Napoleon Bo?
naparte. The Talleyrand ol our War
Office, hacked hy the Jacobins in Con
: gress, hus outwitted the great American
general. Napoleon lionaparte on the 18th
: Tiru maire proved himself superior to all
! thc Jacobins; uno plotters*. Tito /'act ia,
General Grant has little knowledge of
polities or politicians, or ol anything else
i outside of his military profession, and he
i has permitted his ambition and ihe clam
! our ol' thu dominant party lo overrule a
i sense ot duly and respectful behaviour to
i hi.-> superior, the President of the United
j Stales.
I General O'ra ni received his appointment
1 from fhu President. The office was pure
; ly executive, and under the Ch iel Exeeu
j tive ol the Republic, ihe President. He
I had nothing lo do with Congress, and
i should have received no orders from that
body, ile should have known nothing
i about, what Congress did with regard to
the War D- parimeul. or hi? duties in it,
except through the President. Congress
is not the Executive. The mere les?lu
! lion o? the Senate that it did not approve
ol' ihe suspension ot Stanton was not an
order lor Grant to vacate the War De?
partment : toni il it had been, he should
not have recognized it; he should have
received no orders bul from ihe President.
Dui the manlier of vacating tho posilion
to which the President had appointed
him, without consulting with or referring
thu maller lo the decision of his chief
was discreditable, lt shows plainly that
General Grata did not understand his du?
ty and r?sped due lo the President. It
is noi to the individual, Mr. Johnson.that
i his wrong is done, but to the President
of the United Stales, ami lo the people
a* represented hy !??:?i in that high office.
There was something so unworthy of
Grant?we niight almost say tricky?in
his .-dipping <?ut of the backdoor to let
Stanton come in at the Iront, without no
tilyiiig thu President, that it cannot fail
in damage him seriously in thu estimation
i the American people. All the rigma?
role, trashy arguments, and special plead?
ing ii Inuit his previous conversations with
Mr. Johnson on the subject of Stanton's
position amount to nothing in view ol the
irreal fact that in his conduct he ignored
the Executive of me nation, did m>t act
with pulper respect lo him. and neglected
the plain dictates of duty toward him.
All this lodes as if t <e G iura Lad
lhn.wn hiiusi If into the arm.- of the Jac?
obin Radicals, and is ready to go with
them in their revolutionary course of de?
si roving the constitution and government.
What.a change must have come over him!
lie was a Democrat in former limes; he
exhibited great liberality and broad views
in his tren';.nient of the rebels when they
surrendered, anti he has been regarded as
Conservative nil along, up to within a re
ceui period. What has turned his head
and thrown him among the revolutionists?
We still believe hi.- heart is right, and
that he is a sincere patriot, but evidently
[ he has been un4er baneful influences
Thc politicians have befogged him. ei
titer lo kill him oil' or to make use of him
for their own purposes, if he would
keep hi> hold on the esteem and affection
of the American people he will retrace his
-U ps al once a< far as hu can. show that
lie is Conservative at heart, and give the
enid shoulder to his Radical advisers.
Nothing else?no. not even his great mil
iiarv lame?eau save him from ruin as a
pubiie mun.?X. Y. Jl>ra!<i.
Dnrr.?Debt isa perfect bore. How it
haunts ?i man from pillar to post; lurking
in Ins breakfast cur, poisoning his dinner,
nullit turing his tea ! moe it sulks from
iiiin like :i ii-.::.":', moving; skeleton, seoni
iti"- to announce his presence by recount?
ing the amount ni liabilities. How- it
I poisons hf- doiiieid ic j ?ys, hy introducing
its infernal HiaS.-uieeV info the calculation
[ of madam respecting the price of a new
carpet, or a new dress! '..ow ii hinders
? dreamv plan.* (or speen ia rions. and "ripples
resolutions too good to h.- fulfilled,
i Al bed and board, by night or dav. in
' joy or grief, in health or sickness, at home
! o- abroad debt?grim, gaunt, and shad
1 mw, falls :i< nu iiiniinorauce. As no
? presence is ton sacred no ground is too
holy In deter the memory of "bil's and
j noles p:iyl)lev from taking immediate pos
! session, s.? no record is cnli\cl ing, no rem
inisenec noire than thc consciousness that
debt ha's fi?Hen like a .I.ununr.y morning,
, twenty-nine degrees below nero.
? Thc moralit y td* some people is like
their crockery : they h.tvo two sets, ?me
for show and one fbr.use : rind they both
j answer the same purpose thu one satisfies
, the ninds of other people, the other their
ow n. Hut tliis nuieji ipay bc said of hoth,
that I.ever well ihcy may serve the
purposes of this world they arc of no value
1 lor the u:?.i.

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