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Thc Soliloquy of a Political Preacher.
What a liar I am ! God knows it
I know it--the world knows it. A
few years since, I experienced reli?
gion. I attended divine service
took part in religious meetings. I
stood up in a church-I arose from
that anxious seat, and told the breth?
ren and sisters that the blessed love
of Christ-the wondrous love of peace
and good will to all men-the desire
to do good and to live at peace with
all the world, filled my soul to over?
How those echoed came up from all
parts of the room. And I knelt in
prater, and this was the burden o?
my supplication :
Oh, merciful God ia Heaven,
be pitiful to me a sinner. For
years I have sinned. For years I
nave offended thee. For years I have
been wandering to and fro, my heart
filled with wickedness, my soul steep?
ed in hate, my mind thinking only
evil and wickedness. And now, oh,
God, thy grace has reached me. The
blessed influence-the per oof ul spirit
of Christ, who is and who was, aud
who ever will be all love, has filled
my heart, and I am ready to die, if
"my death seemeth good in thy sight.
I have no hates, no envy, no spite,
no malice, no wickedness, no desire
to wound, to offend, or to injure any
one of my fellow-beings, but had
rather all should liva in peace. And,
oh, God in Heaven, for this most
wondrous peace, to Thee I give
thanks, and here, before the world,
before Thee, before the angels and
the spirits of life and death, give I
myself unto Thee. Take me as one
of Thine anointed; take me as one
redeemed from all evil passions.
Take me, oh, God, to Thy love, for
the love of Thy Son Jesus Christ fills
my heart with peace, with joy, with j
love to all men and Thee; and faith?
ful to these vows will I be, that I
may meet with the pure, the good
and the holy in Thy kingdom, there
to be forever blest. And now guide,
watch over and guard me, for Christ's
The meeting will join in singing
"Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts iii Christian love -
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
"From Borrow, toil and pain,
And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.''
Oh! the blessed influences of Chris?
tianity! It fills all with love for
others-with the love for those who
have wronged us, as Christ loved
those who have sinned against him.
How I talked, and prayed, and sung!
And I set myself apart for the minis?
try. And I began to teach Christ
and Him crucified. And I professed
to labor for the good of souls alone.
I was an agent for Heaven. I was a
professed follower of that dear Jesus
who is all love and kindness. And I
was looked upon as a sanctified son of
a sinner, and walked as one who was
better than his neighbors.
*&St~ what a liar I am!
"While dead in trespasses I lie.
Thy quick'ning Spirit givo;
Call me", thou Son of God. that I
May hear Thy voice ana live."
And I was called to take charge of
a congregation-to work iu the vine?
yard-to save souls-to teach perfect
love to Christ and to all our fellow?
men. And I prayed, and I talked,
and I exhorted, and I wore a long
face, and I made folks think I was
food, and I knelt by the dying, and
gave away in marriage, and I bap?
tized infants, and I won an influence.
And then I forsook Christ and took
up politics. And I taught people to
hate each other. And I taught my
church to hate the men of the South
-to hate other denominations-to
hate, and villify, and slander, and
abuse, and to insult, and to quarrel
with those who did not agree with
them in politics. And I instilled sec?
tional hate, discord, envy, au /er and
wickedness into the hearts of the
simple ones who were confided to my
I taught people to hate each other.
I preached the negro and abolition?
ism, instead of Christ and salvation.
And I neglected the souls o? sinners.
And I endorsed wars. I preached
that it was worth to save even one
poor soul from hell. And I urged
men- to go to war-to become mad
to kill each other and to go into the
presence of God with an oath on
their lips-death in their hearts
their eyes set in rage-their hands
striking the steel to the hearts of
Politics paid better than religion.
Politics were popular. I wanted no?
toriety. I did not care a curse for
the cause of Christ. Private ends
and a little money were the things I
waa after. Christ never preached
hate, envy, discord, malice, etc., asl
have for years. But this is American
religion. It ia popular. It is the
kind that pays. Christ is out of mind
now. It is all niggers and popularity.
But ain't I a pretty man of God, to
kneel beside a dying man! What
damnable mockery! As if Christ
would listen to such a liar, back?
slider, hypocrite and villifier of reli?
gion as I am!
"My former hopes are fled;
>Iy terror now begins;
1 feel, alas! that I am dead
lu trespasses and sins."
Put what of it. m go oa and fool
feople. I'll fill hell with sinners, if
can't fill Heaven with saints. I'll
have a friend in the devil if not in
Christ. I'll damn poor ignorant souls
if I can't save them. I'll earn politi?
cal pay if I cau't the approval of
God-tho God I am trying to fool.
I'd like to hear Christ preach a ser?
mon I wonder if he'd instil hate,
sectional discord, envy, oppression,
persecution and such ideas into the
minds of his followers. He said :
. 'Blessed aro the peace-makers, for
they shall," &c.
I think that is a mistake. I don't
believe Christ ever said it. I think
the ono who reported that sermon
must have been drinking the sacra?
mental wine too freely. That is
where Christ and I differ.
American religion is that of hate,
wrong, discord, envy, war, oppres?
sion, persecution and killing of peo?
ple for a difference of opinion.
"But thou, soul-searching God! hast
The hearts of all that bent the i:i.ee:
And hast accepted tftose alone,
Who in the spirt/ worshipped thee."
But it makes no difference with me.
There is no true religion ia me. I'd
endorse the devil and preach hell, if
j it was popular and paid. I'd forsake
Christ, any time, for an increase of
pay, and let tho cause of religion die
Whal a Uar I am!
And what liars all those so-called
Christians aro who profess to have
their heurts tilled with Heavenly love,
yet war upon a people for a difference
of opinion-who read from stolen
Bibles-who kneel by stolen chairo
who read in stolen books-who look
at themselves in stolen mirrors-who
lay their children to sleep ou stolen
sofas-who themselves slumber on
stolen ;>eds-who eat from stolen
dishes- who beautify thoir dwellings
with :toleu ornaments-who gi) to
church in stolen garments-who par?
take of the blood of thc Redeemer
from stolen silver cups-who ride to
funerals in stolen carriages-who ride
for pleasure behind stolen horses
who have shrouds made from stolen
cotton-who are awakened in the
night by the braying of stolen mules
-who are purged with stolen medi?
cines-who get drunk on stoleu
liquors-who play sacred airs on
stolen organs and melodeons-who
play patriotic airs on stolen pianos
who, surrounded by thousands oi
things stolen from tho South, in the
name of loyalty, by tho men who are
the brothers of their victims-by the
Christians of the North whose preach?
er and Heavenly guide-board I am !
Won't I catch it when I dio? If
there is a hot place iu hell-a lake
where tho molten brimstone is deep?
est-a locality where the etornal
worm is bigger than the serpont of
the rebellion-I'll have it, if there is
a just God who punishes those who
enlist for him and work for the devil
-to fill hell with victims rather than
Heaven with ransomed ones. The
only consolation I have is, that four
fifths of the ministers of Christ are
as great liars and hypocrites as T am,
and if they can spend an eternity in
hell, I know I can.
A spiritual circle was lately held in
Harlem, and what purported to bo
the spirit of a Baptist Church mem?
ber repeated itself to the medium.
The following conversation then took
place: "Where are you living now?"
"In helli" "Indeed! isn't a hard
place to live in?" "Yes;but I would
much rather live there than in Har?
Something Good Ont ot Kata rel h. j
We have never known a pnblic i
officer who presented, in a more
striking degree, the characteristics of
Robespierre and Danton, combined,
than our present Secretary of War,
Mr. Stanton. The Frenen revolu?
tionists were cruel, stubborn and re?
morseless, and defied all laws not
created by themselves and their revo?
lutionary tribunals. Stanton's illegal
acts are sufficiently numerous to fill a
good sized volume: His quality of
mercy is so strained that it is never
to be discerned in the performance of
any official duty, and ho seems to
?loat in an opportunity to inflict con
ign punishment upon an offender.
We have to congratulate him, there?
fore, upon an official act which will
prove a terror to similar evil doers
for some time to come. He has or?
dered the summary enforcement of
the decision of a court martial in the
case of a paymaster in the United
States army, who transferred, -without
authority, a large amount of public
money from one bank to another,
from a sound to an unsound ono-if
**ny of the national banks are sound
whereby the Government became a
heavy loser. The fair record of the
Eaymaster, who had previously dis
ursed $600,000,000 of tho public
money without the loss of a cent to
the Government, very properly had
no weight with Mr. Stanton, who,
with the firmness of the Roman who
condemned his owu son to death,
hurried the misguided paymaster to
the cell of a condemned criminal.
Here is an example of official promp?
titude and sternness well deserving
of imitation in other departments of
the Government. But let Mr. Stan?
ton go a step further, and ascertain
who were the persons who have made
this paymaster their scapegoat. Let
them be brought forward and be
dealt with as the cause of public
justice shall demand. How is it in
the office of the United States Attor?
ney-General? How is it in the
Treasury Department or the Post?
master-General's Department? How
is it in Congress, with its whitewash?
ing investigating committees and
mammoth jobs that require the
strength of a lobby Hercules io cam'
through? How is it in tho case of a
defaulter, like Fowler, who expended
the public money in riotous living
and corrupt party trickery, and yet is
invited to an ovation by the official
act of the Government authorities?
What an anomaly! A poor paymas?
ter, with but a single blot upon an
otherwise pure record, is sent to
prison, while a confessed defaulting
officer in one of the most important
and responsible places in the Govern?
ment is welcomed to a feast and is
expected to be received with un?
bounded rejoicings! When will wt
find in the Treasury and other de?
partments, and iu Congress, mon
who will, Uko Stanton, have thc
courage and the honesty to proteei
the public treasure from depreda
tions? Truly, tho morals of uni
officials are in a very bad state.
[New York Herald.
Interesting from Washington.
The correspondent of tho Bulti
more Sun writes:
Tho radicals are cheered by tole
grams from Nashville stating that
when ono more member can be forcee
into the lower House, there would b<
a quorum, and that then tho Hou=<
would concur with the Senate in th<
ratification of the article amending
the Constitution. One of the argu
menta urged in favor of the ratifica
tion is, that it will secure tho imme
diate admission of Senators and Rep
resentatives elect from Tennessee
and that it can do no harm, inasmucl
as the article will never be ratified b;
the requisite number of States. Th
proceeding will necessarily bo illegal
and may be put aside, if auy ques
tion ever be made of its validity, f?
the Legislature (so-called) is au ille
gal body. It will serve the turn o
the radicals, however, at the cominj
At the caucus to-night, the Repub
lican members will consider wha
legislative measures must be pass?e
before an adjournment. Tho tim
for au adjournment will bo discussed
A plan for a recess till November 1
which has already been offered in th
House, may be considered. It wi]
serve some political purpose-per
haps keeping tho President at bay
and at the game time adding anothe
month to the next session, which wi]
be too short for the disposition of th
mass of business.
One of the wild allegations of titos
who do not wish to adjourn, is tba
the President will, as soon as Cor
gress shall evacuate the Capitol, cal
Congress together in special sessio
at short notice, summoning all th
Representatives and Senators elect
or to be elected, from the elove
Southern States. If they be refuse
admission, the President will, the
say, recognize them as a constiti
tiona! body, and dismiss Gen. Gran
if he refuses to sustain them.
CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT.-Great excite?
ment prevails among the rebel and j
Democratic portions of the commu- j
nity at New Orleans, at the arrest of
Judge Read, for faning to put into
execution the civil rights bill. Parties
stand ready to give 82,000 bail for
him, and pledge themselves to spend
825,000 in his defence. On the other
hand, the United States authorities
seem quito determined to make an
example of him, and to punish to the
full extent of the law. So says the
New York Times, -which gives us no
further light upon the subject.
Aix LEVEL.-Returning to the
hotel, after the exercises were over, I
mingled with the crowd standing near
the door. Presently, General Lee
gassed. He was no sooner out of
earing, than some fellow spoke up:
"Marse Bob has got a new suit."
"Yes," said a bystander, "and I
notice it is grey."
"He seems to love the grey."
"He do indeed, I tell you, his j
head is level. "
[Cor. Richmond Times.
"The Maiden's Prayer," written by
Mr. N. P. Willis, begins thus:
"She rose from her delicious sleep.
And put away her soft brown hair.'
This maiden must have lived prior
to the advent of the waterfall. At
present, the maidens put nwny their
soft brown hair before going to their !
"FOUXTAW OF ALI. HEALTH ANO BEAUTY." j
Purify tho "blood" ai.d enrich the stream
upon which lifo ebbs and flows. Cse the I
QUEEN'S DELIGHT and SARSAPARILLA, lt
curiches the blood when it is thin and
watery. Too many neglect the condition
of the blood, particularly among fomales.
Poverty of blood is a common disease. The
chief symptoms arc "paleness," feeble
p,ilfca IA?. onn?.t?tn, in?Ugoat?on, tlntu
lence and irregularity of the bowels; low
spirits, headache, nervousness, debility,
with languor. These points are always
found to bc connected with poor blood.
The "Queen's Delight" is a life-oxhilerat
ing elixir, and should be used at this sea?
son. Get a bottle. See advertisement of
Fisher A Heinitsh, pharmacists.
Dnteher'a Lightning Fly-Killer
Makes quick work with Hies, and if com?
menced early, keeps the house clear all
summer. Look out for imitations. Get
DUTCHER'S only. June 26 Imo
MAKRIAUK ANO CELIBACY; An
Essay of Warning and Instruction for
Young Mott. Also, Diseases and Abuses
which prostrate tho vital powers, with sure
means of relief. Sent free of charge in
sealed letter envelopes. Address Dr. J.
SKILLIN HOUGHTON, Howard Associa?
tion, Philadelphia, Pa. April ll) ?Imo
COLGATE'S MOSEY SOAP.
This celebrated Toilet Soap, in such
universal demand, is made from the
choicest materials, is mild and emol?
lient in its nature, fragrantly scented,
and extremely beneficial in its action
upon the skin. For sale by all Druggists
ami Fancy Goods Dealers. March 2S ly
BATCHELOR'S Ililli DYE,
The Original and Best in the World.
The only true and perfect HAIR DYF.
Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous.
Produces immediately a spion lid Black or
(natural Brown, without injuring toe hair
I or skin. Rem?dies the ill effects of bad
j dyes. Sohl by all Druggists. The genuine
is signed Winiam A. Batchelor. Also, RE
j GENERATING EXTRACT OF MILLE
FLECRS, for Restoring Hnd Beautifying
the Hair. CHARLES BATCHELOR.
Oct 2? ly New York.
CLARET AM) RIIIXE WINE.
1CASK ST. JULIEN.
1 " BL'DF.LSHEIMER.
June 29_JOHN C. S EEGE RS A CO.
Next door West of the Post Office.
TREVET & BERAOHI
"YXTOULD respectfully inform their
Ti friends and tho public in gonoral
that they have opened a RESTAURANT at
tho above place, where the very best of
everything in the way of eating and drink?
ing can be obtained at short notice.
CREAM ALE on draught.
LUNCH every dav from ll to 1 o'clock.
CALNAN & KREIDER,
Wines, Liquors and Segars.
SELECT GOODS alwavs in etore.and
never offered for sale LESS THAN
Main Street and Gervais Street.
M. J. CALNAN CH. KREUDER.
General Superintendent's Office,
CHARLOTTE Si S. C. RAILROAD,
Coi-uamiA, H. C., Juno 9,1866.
ON and after TUESDAY, lOtli instant
THROUGH PASSENGER TkAlNsj
making close connection?, will bo run over
thia road as follows : .
Leave Columbia Junction at 4.35 p. m. >
Arrive at Charlotte at.11.15 "
Leave Charlotte at..12.15 a. m. j
Arrive at Columbia Junction at.. 6.55 ;*
July 10 JAS. ANDERSON, Sup't.
Schedule over South Carolina ? E..
GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE.
CUABXESTOU, July 7, 1866. !
ON aud after TUESDAY, July 10, 1866.
the Passenger Trains will leave and |
arrive as follow?, viz :
Leave Columbia at 6.50 a. m.
Arrive in Charleston at 4.00 p. m. j
Leave Charleston at .7.30 a. m. ?
Arrive in Columbia at. 4.40 p. m. I
HENRY T. PEAKE, I
Joly 8 General Superintendent. J
Through Freight Arrangements j
From Columbia, via Charleston,
To 3J0*?-\7?r Yor?.
SOUTH CAROLINA R. R. COMPANY,
COLTSTBIA. Juno 7, 1R6G.
Cotton at $5 per Baie, delivered in New York.
THE South Carolina Railroad Company
and New York Steamers have arranged
a THROUGH TARIFF ON COTTON, which
obviates all unnecessary delay and ex?
pense. Shippers may consign to either
Willis SL Chisohn.or Ravenel &. Co., agents
New York steamers at Charleston.
H. T. PEAKE,
July :< 0 _ General Superintendent.
South Carolina Railroad Company.
RECEIVING AND FORW'RD'G DEPT,
COAKLESTON, June 25, 1S06.
THE South Carolina Railroad Company
having re-established ita Receiving
and Forwarding Omee, Merchandize and
Produce consigned to its Agent, from the
interior to Northern ports and from North?
ern ports to the interior, will be cared for
ami Shipped to Hie- point of destination.
Consignments to be forwarded bv sea
must always be accompanied by bills of
lading and letter of advice, with instruc?
tions to insure, if desired.
June 28 E. N. F LT LEER, li. Si Y. Ai?t.
Notice to Shippers.
THE Charlotte and South Carolina Rail- j
road are prepared to give through re
ceipts to New V>rk, ria Portsmouth, on
cotton, at six dollars per hale. This rate
includes all charges to the point of destin?
ation. JAMES ANDERSON,
Juno 14 Superintendent.
NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
CHANGE OF TIME ! I
ON and after SUNDAY, June IQ, 1866,
train? will run as follows:
Leave Charlotte at 11.15 p. in. and i.XO
a. m. .
The 11.15 p. m. train mahen quick con?
nections with trains for the North at Ra?
leigh, and is tho
QUICKEST AND MOST COM?
FORTABLE ROUTE TO ALL
POINTS N O KT II AND
SV E S T FROM CO
L U M B IA!!
CJT THROUGH TICKETS eau be had at
Charlotte to all the Northern cities.
if met) Engineer andSnper't.
liUEAT TBROtGRl??TE NORTH!
Via Richmond and Danville Rail?
road, from Greensboro, N. C., via
Danville and Richmond^ Va.t to
Washington, Baltimore, Philaaei
phia and New York.
THE traveling publie aro informed that
this linc is now fully open, by the com?
pletion of tho Charlotte and South Caroli?
na Railroad between Columbia and Char- ?
lotte. &W THROUGH TICKETS can be ?
purchased at the Ticket Office of the Char?
lotte and South Carolina Railroad, at Co?
lumbia. THOMAS DODAMEAD,
Sup't Richmond and Danville Railroad.
Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
QE.VL SCPERINTEND'TS OFFICE,
COLCMBIA, May 20, 1306.
ON and after MONDAY next, 28th inst.,
the Passenger Trains will run daily
(Sundays excepted, until further notice, as
Leave Columbia at . 7.00 a. m.
" Alston at . 9.15 "
" Newberry at . ..11.35 "
Arrive at Abbeville at -l..r)0 p. m.
" at Anderson at . 7.10 "
" at Greenville at . 8.1o "
Leave Greenville at. 5.55 a. m.
" Anderson at . . 6.5? "
" Abbeville at 9.20 "
" Newberry at . 2.45 p. in.
I Arrive at Alston*at... . 4.2>' "
" at Columbia at .7.1) "
The load having been repaired to Alston,
i passengers and freight will bp transferred
j across tho river until the bridge is com
i The expense, of passage and freight, by !
' the discontinuance of tho stage, wagon
; and boat lines, will be largely reduced.
J. R. LASSALLE,
May 27 General Superintendent, j
I Notice to Owners of Goats and Swine, j
PARTIES who own any of tho above j
mentioned annuals, are notified that
all Goats and Swine found running at large
ia tho streets of Columbia, ou aud after !
the 8th inst., will bo seized by tho police |
and impounded in tho lot near tho Guard I
House. THEO. STARK, Mayor.
GIBBES & HUGGINS,
BI8K8 against Fire taken in the follow?
ing Companies, at f*ir rates, and no
charge for polices:
NORTH AMERICAN COMPANY.
VIRGINIA KT ATE COMPANY
SUN MUTUAL COMPANY,
EXCHANGE on New York and Charles?
ton bought and sold; dealers in Stocks,
Bonds, Ac. Thc highest price pani for
Gold, Silver and Bank Not?*.
JAMES G. GIBBES, GEO. HUGGINS,
Office Plain street, Columbia, S. C.
May 19 3mo
H. E. NICHOLE,
Corner of Assembly and Washington Sf s .,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
REPRESENTS a number of the best
both Northern and Southern-compel
nies, possessing ?ii aggregate capital" of
LIFE, FIRE, MARINE,
INLAND AND ACCIDEN?
TAL RISKS taken on equi?
table terms, and all losses
??r*Polieies made payable
in Gold or Currency ."?ft
March 1 Hmo*
HAYING opened my office
permanently in Columbia, I
may he found at all hours at
thc residence of Mr. M. H.
Berry, (opposite the Catholic Church,) on
Assembly street. 1>. P. GREGG
June 12 _
STRAW, WOOL AND
FUR HATS ! !
ciSSlHERES AND TWEEDS ?
AT REDUCED PRICES!
\T7E oftbr tho balance of our stock of
W SPRING and SUMMER GOODS AT
We have recently made n large addition
to our stock of CASSI MERES, TWEEDH
and HATS, and will receive, in a few day--,
a largo addition to our stock of CLOTH
We have tho largest assortment of HAT?
! to b?- found in this city, embracing all t; ?
Oar Ready-made Goods
Are mostly id'our own manufacture; ano
those desiring to patronize home prodne
I lions are invited to call.
Our stock of FRENCH and ENGLISH
CASSIMERES is large, and we will MARI'.
TO ORDER at CORRESPONDING RE
R. & W. F. ?FIELD,
June 2 _BEDELL'S ROW.
Legs and Arms.
LEG IND ARM COMPAM
HAVE established a branca office and
manufactory at Columbia, s. C
Tho improved AUTOMATIC LEO AND
j ARM manufactured by this? company arn
unsurpassed by any in tho world.
Our workmen aro practical artificial leg
andar?n makers- three- of them wearing
legs of their own manufacture.
Our facilities aro unsurpassed. Our
work warranted oue year. Call and ox
amine our specimens, or address
DANNELLY, MARSHALL .v CO.,
Secger's Building, Columbia, S. C.
Offices-Madison, Ga., Nashville, Tenn.,
Columbia, S- <?'?_ ^13V 27 '2wo
j??. m.m.u.nitiori i
ANEW and complete assortment just
An elegant assortment of FISHING
TACKLE-Rods, Reels, Bobs, Hooks,
Lines, Ac. At LOW PRICES.
P. W. KRAFT,
Washington street, opposite old Jail
N. B.- fannfacturing and repairing
substantif ' md neatly executed.
May 26 ly