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JiNCE OF TiiK A. M. E. Clll'Uf.'.li.
No. Iii MO lilt IS STEKKT,
puarlestou. S. G.
.;>><?ri.vit: L!'iTi'i:> :
Kev. Ti. Ii. Williams, Kev; M. l?: Saint.*,
W. E. .Iviiiis?n, " S. C. C<- -eloy.
*. l?v?ij.r. i ?..TUT. - C. V.'. Mbss^ll:
IV. M. Th-.n.as. S:ii:i. Washington;
? H. IX Edwards. ?* Paul II..k'?Vi-so?.
AU cvi?in:*ti::?i-ij?r?!i< ?mist bc addressed to ??.
Ii. ('.iii!. < ii:;;-i -r..:i, S. < *.
Nothing Lost.
ar v.-. KICKXKIX.
Thc sea and a ''"-y were ?>ut one day.
Each in his own mood of thought ?r piny.;
Tho boy liHkkhtjr vlf from tho l--:i>r. I??utr shore;
Thc sea streachiitg ont there pcrandly before.
The sea was wearing a pleasant Wk,
Uunning into cove, inlet and nook.
Tho gay; sporting lad M soc ami meet,
As ho ran nions with nimble feet.
Pebbles and such fais prrasped in his hand;,
ile"*! culled an<l gather on thc bnght strand :
They wore treasures ci."?co for pots :ii home,
Eur Jane an?i Johnny, too y?;unic ty roam.
Thc sea fondly eyed the prescbcis store :
Tuas his. he hud ?irown i: up <>;' yi.ro;
S> said tire awful, ueep^un rating sea.
-. Give.up tho treasures, JJ:ive lItem to tue,"
And there, so Pii*ar?gley. joined fate and fun,
T<> do thc fixed tii 1 rithat ni!i>t bo ?: ?:io
Ah. boy-' Obeying, how luitho v.as he
Casting his pebbles hilo tho sea.
Xow thought "f the babies the thnuglulcs? lad;
Ami tor his playthings all v.--:ie h.-'s sad :
Murmured ?ioi? the deco, far-sounding sea,
" Diizlhlg. safely i'll keep ihe::: fot l?ee."
The sea and a ship vere out one day;
Tlfcs^M;'. well freighted, sailing its way:
Tue sc^ as always, sc- full .>f moo 1>.
Said. .. (jive. <:ive to mc your pearls and goods,
" 1 hare fi? chambers, capacious made;
Itt t'iicia from far <.!':' ruy spoils I have laid.
Chattels, merehan lise . .:' every cltmej
i'::: there layhii: ly for the coining time."
The ship o'ertaken hy st orm and fear.
Kuli .-..>..?;! pays tributefar-?etedied and dear,
"Mil creak . .;" cordage and wild fury;
(i. "i> and pear's she drops into tile sea.
The deep-OUTspre:id ??f (?od's love :'.!:'i power
Swells high everywhere; swells every hour;
That L>eep celestia! forever doth say,
..My souls (rive ute back with me to ?tay.
.. Front nie db they e??me forevermore.;
My depths i:f: iheui i:\> !-> thi> world's shore;
For I'fc. thou, ceasing here long to bc;
(.?Hove not. O man, I'll keep it fur thee.-'
Of; sec::; things dripped as into thc sea.
-, ".> S.:-*, j.v..^.:.-. wi Tua. 11^. .
They're caught.-our treasures,- and safe be
stowe? I.
On the breast of earth, the breast of God.
-Monthly lifc?ic.
i iiurdi GI ?ie liol? lories-.
Slvtt.M'.N :;V E. lillAD? BACKUS.
At the l'rotes?at?t Episcopal Church oil
the Hedy, Apostles, e^ruerol Ninth avenue j
nilli;.Tu:ciii'V-eij:]i? street, yesterday hf?r:t- ?
vivs, the r-.-i-T elect. Kev. K Bnidy Buck- !
us ibrtnaily cn'tered upon his work ia the .
parish uno ...eettptcd tho pulpit. Tile text ;
Uas take:) iruin liie tr?mh chapter ut" Keele- ?
si;i>?cs, eleventh verse-liThe race is-not;
to the>wi!'t ijnr tlie battle to tiu: strouji.*'.
Titese words, said tbe preacher Set beibre
usu tr ut li e'eariy eoti?rtiry;to the worlds
opinion, lu the wtsue::! o'' men the nice is
to the switi and the butti-: to the strong:, j
Looking itere aa?.! there about u< in busi- :
nos. primate and in public liie, we see nic-ti
neting hiruv!;; up<>ii this principle, the con-;
wrse ofthe text: The desire ot' risihg; aU
vtuicin cr, a??i lev i og*, is common and one that
chieSy h'oks to physical forces and human j
agencies ipr success. Titeyoung man spends j
yours iunttint: himsolf to be a ^wiit run-1
uer in tte race .?:' life, iti some elegant pur
suit, ia some trade or proies^ion. And wliv;
Because he would outstrip ail campet it oi^ j
and seize the garland bf wealth and ofiame i
Ibr h iuiSuU. because, like the Grecian ath-.
lete, he is confident that thc race is to the .
swift. Many of the world's statsnieir. its :
martial heroes also. L?ve m>t under estimated j
the material forces within their reach.
They luve even sought to iniiuence and ;
control thent to advance their own cuds and j
aims. Does it not seem strange, then, that ;
our text affirms that to be a truth which is j
opposed so hugely to our own observation, ;
to thc wider range ofthe world's history?;:
At Srst thought it would so appear. Iii the j
flash of youth in the pride of temporal ?
prosperity, it is, indeed, a difficult inattor ,
ibr us to change our views in ngura to
that principle upon which we hive solong;!
acted. Yet tillie and agc often produce this j
very result- Where sali-aggrtmaizementl
has been our aim, where our hopes have ;
been placed upon the riches, pleasures and
applause of this world, there has ar. lust ;
cuuie to mun)', perhaps in failure and disap- ?
pomtment. the growing conviction that pos- j
silly, after tJl.ihe race is not to the "swift .
nor the battle to the strong/'" l>ut upon the !
authority ofthe Word of God we may sure ;
,.. i? . . ... IN *J-^V^' ?
,V ' ,, .f.v !''''-.'.;' ";' ' J.J, . . ?"'i'K.'i
. VFEB. g ?022?
New Series No. 940. - Volume LXXL - No. K.
ly believe that our text establishes for us a
truth which holds good at every period nf
life and under all circumstances-vcs. and
through eternity.. Although human wis
dom may judge differently, this wisdom is
by nature contrary to many other truths
of God s words. Yet lier?ni is revealed to
us tho i'aci that in point of the truest and
urnst permanent MICCSSS in that which is
nure, noble and spiritual, in that which
outlives tho lapse of time, "the rac?is not
always t-.> tito swift nor the battle to tho
strong." The preacher said the words of the
text were not always to bc taken literally,
that honest endeavor and earnest. Work in
the cause of Christ were Decenary to com
plete success. The apostle said:-I cnn do
ail things through Christ, which, strength
ener h nie."' Likewise wc also, haviuggaiu
eil the one thing needful, the faith and
fear of Cod though a Saviour crucified
having i'Uind the love Of Jesus so tender
and watchful and forgiving, having heard
ana heeded tile voice of the lioiy Spirit
pleading with our spirits, who shall say.
th.TI, ?hat we shall not be,swift in the pur
suit ot*go?>?l, and .strong in tue battle with
evil. Though friends forsake us. though we
be stripped ol all oar earthly posses-ions,
ve;, with God's help, we sha!: bemorothan
conquerers; we shall fight the good fight;
we shall attain unto the prize of our high
calling in Christ Jesus. Finally, we shall
need to lie Patient and prayerful. We may
sow and water, but it is God that gives
the increase. We can do nothing without
Him. As lie is so patient toward us, why
sho.u cl we despair if Iiis chariot wheel
tarry a little, if his favoring hand seems
withheld for a tune Surely, as Ile prom
ised after ve have suffered awhile ile will
make us perfect-establish, strengthen,
settle us. To His throne also we shall of
ten need to hasten, to lay before Him these
our common anxieties and regards, praying
the Ford of thc harvest to grant unto tis
ail increase of grace, to bear the burden"
and heat-of the day. to multiply, perfect.
and gather into Iiis hpjritnal gainer thc
tTu??s ?j our lauer. ~ ~ ~
Broolitvn Ta&eniiele.
At the morning service Kev. T. IX; Witt
Tal mage announced before commencing
tile sermon that the Frosbytevian General
Assembly of the United States would be
held in the Tabernacle, commencing .May
17. The delegates will number about iitKj
clergymen. 'Flic Presbytery v.'ili continue
in session for fifteen days. Ile requested
the people of the congregation to make
suitable preparations ?br entertaining the
delegates at their houses during their stay
in Brooklyn. Mr. Talma;:-.' look for his
textr--%SojC.cod create ! mau m his own
image; in the image o: Cod. created he him
maie and female created he them''-Genesis.
!.. 'll. God made man and vvomaiforspoei
tic work and to move iu particular spheres
-man to be regnant ia his realm, woman
to be dominant in hers. The boundary line
between Italy and Switzerland, between
England and Scotland, is not more thor
oughly marked, than this dividing line be
tween the empire masculine and the empire
feminine. So entirely dissimilar arc the
iieldsiu which God calls them that you can
no more compare them than you can oxy
gen and hydrogen, water and gras-, trees
und stars. Ail this talk about the superior
ity of one sex to the other sex is au ever
lasting waste ot ink and speech. I deny to
man the throne intellectual. I deny to wo
man tl;e throne affectionah No hu:.?an
phraseology will ever define tim spheres,
while there is au intuition bv which wo
know when a tuan is in his realm, and when
a woman is iu lier realm, and when either
cf them is out of it. No bungling Legisla
ture- oughtto^attompt to make dciinitieii
or to say this is the line and that is the line,
.dy theory is that if a woman wants to vote
she ought to vote.nnd that if a man wants to
embroider and keep a house ho ought to lu:
allowed to embroider ami keep a house.
(Laugter.) There are masculine women and
ejfeuiiuate mea. You have no right to in
teriore with any one's doing anything that
is righteous. Tho question of capacity will
settle fihallytbe whole question-this whole
subject. When a woman is prepared to
preach she will preach, and neither confer
ence nor presbytery eau hinder h. r. When
a woman is prepare ! io move in the high
est commercial spheres site will ??ave gieat
influence on exchange, and no boards of
trade can hinder lier. Heart and brion eau
overfly any barrier thai politicians caa set
up, arni nothing can keep her i??ck or keep
her down but the question 6t incapacity.
There are women, I knew, of*.\iOSt un de.-i
rabie nature, who wander up and down the
country, having no homes offcheir own or
forsaking their own homes, triking abeu'
their rights, ami we know vTy well that
they themselves are fit neiin??K '"etc nor
to keep house. Their missioW^:..
io hund?ate thc two sexes at 'A thought o?'
what any one ot'us might bectuie. No one
would want to live under the l.tws that such
women would enact, ur t,to ha^e cast upon
society, the children that v.ueh women
would raise. The rights tupft Women can
have they already have in their possession,
lier position in this country Li not one of
commiseration, but ol congratulation. She
sits today on a throne so higi/'.hat all thc
thrones OD earth piled on top oj each other
would not make for hora footstool. Away
?down below this platform or. which she
I stands arc the ballot box, c ngregatioiial
'? assemblages and legislative halts. Womcu
j always have voted and always"will vote,
j How many VACA lhere have J-een in high
j political station who "Wouir^have been
? insufficient t;r-sta::d the t?st tc^-hich their
: mural principle was pur had i; not been for
a wife's voice that encourage^them to do
right and a wife's prayer A hat sounded
: louder than t?ie clamor of part? uship. Thc
:ranJ absorbing right that
That realm no ore has ever tfoputed with
her. Oh woman! thank God yt at you have
a home, and that you may boJhappy iu it.
? Bette: be there than wear Vitoria's coro
. net. What right does woman v-ini than to
l ile queen in such a realm"' ito eagles of
heaven cannot fly across tint dominion,
j Compare wi.h this work of tricing kings
; and queens for God and eternity how ins'g
uilicant seems all this work
if voting for
: Aldermen, Common Councilmen. Sherill's,
: Mayors, constables and PrJidents. To
make a tP?_ and noJjle^VQi^^Sucll aj I '
na ?e CftiTi?u !.i ino y^SSS?a^^fff?^^LVC^
how many thousand would you wane ol
rliose people who go in the rc uni of god
lessness, fashion and dissip?t io a, distorting
their body nu:il in their monstrosity they
[ seem t > outdo ths dromedary ami hipopot
I annis! going so lar toward disgraceful appa
! rel as they dare go so as not. to be arrested
[hy the police; their behavior a sorrow to
' tho good ami a caricature ol the vicious,and
: au insult to that (iou who made them
I women and not gorgons, and trampling cn
down through the godless lile and a frivo
lous lite 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. \our
immortal soul canuot be fed on such gar
bage: God calls you up to an empire and a
dominion. Will you have it? i Oh, give to
Gr, i your heart, your best energies, your
culrurc. your refinement ; give \ ourself to
: Him for this world and tho next.
I Moody & Saii&ey.
There were three meetings at the Hip
: podroine yesterday-ono at eight o'clock
A. M.. (?neat three V. M. and another at
eight. P. M. at each of th-.se meetings
; Messrs. bloody aud Saukey were present.
Ai tho morning meeting there wore seveu
thousand people present, most of them men.
who listened to Mr. Moody te!" thc story ol'
Jacob, his discourse was good, but did
not seem to be as Well relishes as the ser
mon ol' tin- Sunday
sp .ko of Jhmioi in th
jissnuHago scag toget'iC]
now :=o wei! known,
ami "Jesus Loves Mt
services lasted i'll a quarter irt-t niuo, and
thou the inquiry rooms were ?pened and
were kop; open nearly all day? 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 the af'ternOou there was another tre
mendous crowd; nut a scat in tho vast hall
was vacant, and ninc-teuths vf the occu
pants were women. The services opened
with tho singing of the sixth hvmn.
; There were ninety and nine that safely
lay in tho shelter of the fold'"' This, as
usual, wa.< sung by Mr. Saukey, solo.
Alter the singing Mr. Moody spoke on the
text. "Seek first the kingdom of (rod.
and ail tilings shall be added unto you.''
ile sud that if Christ was to C me on earth
te dav such was thc spirit woolliness and
money getting that pervaded tho people
thai some one would ask Him io be made
i <L Secretary of War and amodier Secret ar};
I ol' State. He had no doubt but there
j would bo iv man who would ask to be thc
! Secretary ol' the Treasury ot' Heaven, His
; sermon weis explicit and to the point. He
! .showed plainly thc path into which the
; country was running through its irreligion
' ami U?bcltetj and uiadc an earnest appeal
. t<> his immense coa'jcreiration to como under
;.\\e :....,,'._ : v.-v ?,:... vf : ,
! most impassioned ourbursts aa said; "Ia
there any one here who wishes to lind the
;]|y?g??Qm of Christ? If there is let him
stand up.'v Away in tho rear part of che
hall ti colored maa stood up and said
.'lam herc.''' Ile was followed hy a
number o? other men. colored and white;
in quick succession until about 150 wore
ca the iioor, Mr. Moody, calling out mean
while, '. Ls there another"' " " Is there
another? "
Nearly ail tliosc who rose were, appa
rently, men who earned their living marri;
and were earnest in what they were doini:.
Thc services closed with the singing of the
seventy second hymn, "Take the name
of Jesus w'ah you.''
The same sermon was repeated in the
; evening before even a larder audience, for j
there was not oren standing room in the i
Madison Avenue Hall. Thc platforms
were filled with ladies, who assisted Mr.
Snakey in the singing with a great deal c 1
eathusiarm. Vynen Mr. Moody came to
that part of Iiis sermon where he asked
any one who wished to be prayed ibr to
stand up. one by one in all parts of the hall,
ground iioor; galleries and lobbies, persons
kepi rising, till about 500 were on the
iioor. Then he made au appeal to all
present to pray to God that His blessings
tvould flow down ou this mission and that
all who asked His help might have strength j
. enough lo Staad up and bring others to j
[Christ. When the general meeting was;
j over there was a young mon's meeting held '.
in the Fourth Avenue i?ail. anda boy's;
1 meeting, in whbh about 300 lads {rom I
_rweive to sixtoon Vfirs j>f aire, were pres- !
t ent in room JJ. ?ur. .uuuuy auuuunceul
that the meeting ibr ministers Would be
held ou the 20th and oOth of this mouth,
DJ which all the clergymen in the country
j were invited, and that he and his confr?re
j Mr. Sat?key would leave New York on the
2Ulh of May---V. Y J braid
Tlie M?vm company.
CINCINNATI, March, 1S76.
SIR:-Thc project of a company of
Americans to take commercial interest in j
Africa has been mooted. There are many ;
reasons why Americans should bc first, in- j
stead of last, in taking advantage of the |
Opportunities ottered by such a vast conti- j
neut, embracing as it does uuc-quarter Of j
tho habitable globe. The disposition of the
! American people has made them renowned |
: as navigators and explores. They aro always \
rcaoy to seek in distant places for resorees I
not found in there uw-i land. Neither
firirid nor torrid zone has staved thom in
their search ibr wealth.
The deve?opedmeut of oar own country
in times past was only equal by our com
nier eta! enterprise and foresight abroad,
j The incubus of debt and the lust of trad
1 ina ships has thrown this country far behind j
! iii thc race for national aggrandizement
outside of the United Slates.
Kv cry enterpaise, therefore, which seems j
! to open new fields io any eiass oi' Ameri- j
cans should be cucourogeil.
; The continent of Africa is rion in all the ;
productions of nature necessary for the usc ;
of man ; crains, fruits, and vegetables, an
imals, and materials for mating cloth, the
the preseious stones, the precious and use
ful metals, lt has water communications '
internal and lateral, and it holds a popula- ;
tion which could be developed to take rank :
with, the cultured peoplotof any portion of j
the globe.
Other nations have long before this ac-1
quired territories in Africa of immense j
extent, and year by year are extending;
their sway further toward the interior j
There are already 3,500,000 waites in;
South Africa, and the diamond and gold \
fields are attracting erowds of immigrants, j
Europeans are domesticated on all the !
shores of Africa, and explurers crossing even ;
tlie equatorial regio ?s arc appearantly aa j
longdived as if they had remained at home, j
The culture of cotton, rice, and sugar- !
cane, and the mining and tue forging of'
metals, would enable our colored people to
become as rich ia that Continent as tho self- ;
made mon among uv
Intclligecce. wealth, and enterprise will'
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Ali advertisements cash", l?usines?" advertise
ments 15cents per line each insertion
These terms arc strictly adhered to except bj
special arouii?ement?".
soon command respect for the people,
whether they bc black or white. There is
now a chance for our colored men to g-iiit
tho respect and admiration, not ouiy ut thc
white-i of this country, but of all other na
tions. They have only to .say that ??avery
shall cease to exist, and it will perish from
the face of the earth. They are strong
enough to accomplish ii. backed as they
.vu .!... bo !. . -i< > vv-h. !.. country. Tho v.-1.ire
p?cule of tia.-; country are anxious to mike
money, aud the colored race here can take
them into their pay to gain their ends, just
as the Japanese have done in hiring Jbr
eiguers to perfect systems of improvement
io arill their troops and furnish them with
ship?. locomotives, aud machinery. The
united service of the two races in moncv
muking "enterprises would do more than
anything else to di-sipate prejudice oa both
Should this company be pushed to suc
cess without their aid, it will be little to
thc credit of the colored men of America.
it is not to their credit that slavery ex
ists in Cuba. Brazil, and Africa.
The English ure freeing Africa, not
Americans ot* either color. While they are
thus curryiuir civilization find religion to
thc souuern part of Africa, lt is no less
true that they are there erecting a State,
which, iu time, will equal the mother coun
try in population, wealth, and resources.
They are repeating there the programme of
Lidia. Australia, aud Canada.
.Many ot both races, white and colored,
in this country, arc at this time out of em
ployment., and the avenues to promotion in
business are lilied to such an extent thur,
an abundance of the best material is only
waiting for opportunity to engage in any
thing winch r remises 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 the most intelligent
among them are compelled to engage in
occupations little suited to their tastes or
abilities. ?a
Alie C'??re? pc'.^To JU tins country have
developed the very highest qualifications of
civilized lite. They are intelligent, brave,
religious in thought-domestic in habit, and
easily organized. Opportunity 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
Revolution twice as numerous as the Kgyp
:ians. 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; commerce
makes the way easy.
Your own knowledge will give you facts
for cousideratiou iu counectioo with this
matter. The preposition is to organize a
company, un5er the laws of Kentucky and
the constitution and laws of the United
?tates, to trade in Africa, to secure trading
posts and concessions, to open now avenues
uf trade, and f> use the means of the com
pany so formed to establish steam lines, or
to build lailroads. or to foster the cultiva
tion of pro?'able products, and to act in
such a manner in Africa as to make the
company rich and strong, and to carry out
the desires of the American people in that
direction, and to enhance the value of the
stock of the African Company in every
possible w.ay. Thc proposed amont of cap
ital is set at five millions of dollars, in
shares of one hundred dollars, each share
to entile the holder to a land-warrant fora
hu. 1 od acres of laud; the holder* of
sh; 's to have the preference in the em
ployments and nominations of olfiees un
der the company. Thc scheme is by no
means a project of colonization, but simply
a business arrangement, by which money
can be made by some energetic aud 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,
In France it is likely the state of siege
will be raised. The government is no
longer opposed to it and the .Republic ap.
perantly is sufiicieutly well established to
allow the widest liberty.

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