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FOR THE SPIBIT OF THE AGE. MORE BLESSED TO GIVE; ' THE OLD MAN AND THE NEW MAN. . In the August number of the Presbyterian Expos itor of 1858, will be found the following striking nar rative. Says the writer : I had the following narrative from a reliable source, and as near as may bo will give it in the language of the narrator: .' 41 1 knew a man who, until past the meridian of life, manifested in all his transactions a moan, miser ly spirit Money was his God. He was' positively 'a mean man." Between forty and fifty years of age, he became a subject cf "sovereign grace." His eyes were opened to seo with great distinctness the truth of that word " A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he pursdeth." In a word he was truly converted. At the period of which I epeak, he was a wealthy farmer, on one of our rich prairies. He united with the people of God. He confessed and. most deeply deplored the sin of covet ousness. He promised with Divine help to 41 Live no longer to himself." He was sincere in his promise and purpose. Little did the poor man know himself; the power of habit, of temptation, or of Jthe conflict before him between the " old" and the 41 new man." As was then in the Methodist church in the coun try, and is to some extent the custom of this day, the minister in charge was in the habit of receiving his dues in provisions, &c. Soon after 44 Old Covet ous" united with the class, the preacher got out of meat ; so he harnessed up' and rode over to Bro. Cs house: ' ' 4 Good morning, Bro. C 4 Good morning, glad to see'; won't you light V No, thank, you. Wifa says we are out of nfeat, and I thought ' (Old man.) 4 Out of meat, are You f (New man.) Well, I'm glad to hear it ; it will do me good to sup ply you. Go to my smbke-house, yonder, and take the lest ham you can find mind and take the lig ge8t.J : On went the preacher, and soon returned, bearing the ham weighing twenty pounds. He passed on to his wagon. Now came the conflict. (Old man in his heart, solus.) 1 you, old fool ! that ham weighs twenty pounds! Hams scarce worth Is. per pound.' (New man, solus,) 4 God loveth the cheerful giver.' 4 What shall it profit a man, though he gain thewhole'world and lose his own sOul.' 0 God forgive me ! 44 Get thee behind me Satan." " Here, Bro.,' come back I come back 1 New, said he, to my smoke-house, and this time get Get the very best mind you crot rousers. Saon returned, bearing forty pounds more of the precious meat ; then came over the poor man again the spirit of oovetousness. (Old man) Well you fire a fool I You will die in the poor house etl Forty, sixty pounds worth $8.00. Eight dollarg gone slick !' (4 New. man.) Hon or the Lord with thy substance. Give and it shall I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." Oh I i" am in the valley 1 tbe tiny bark in a most terrific manner. Life is at stake, but the wilful lad, ashamed and hardened by defeat, dings to his oar. His strength is exhausted and erasing for breath, he exclaims 44 Please sir, Lcan't 1" un i noma I lne Doat . sinss ana toe coal man alone escapes to relate the storyt "" Alas! how many noble youths set out up on the broad sea of life, when all is calm and inviting, elated with . the determination of managing their own souls. Allured by the enchanting scenes that surround them, they neglect to steer, for the desired haven until the lowering clouds of disappointment and the bleak winds of ad versity threaten to destroy their frail barks ; then, when it is too late, they cry out Oh ! Lord save or I perish," and sink into perdi tion. . . - We hope it was not- so with a gallbt sol. dier who fell at Roanoke uttering vlth his expiring breath : 44 Lord I comment toyself to thee." V Oh I how very ungrateful in us to spend all our best days in selfish pleasures md of fer the very dregs of our existence as, a sac rifice lor our sins. God give us more grate ful hearts I Especially would we ui'e our Lbrave soldiers to daily commit their fouls to Jesus who alone can guide them safely into the port of eternal deliverance. We cannot conceive any thing more heart rending than a poor care worn soldiefc, who cannot claim Jesus as his best friend. 1 Doubtless thou wilt find it hard to abstain at I J first; but keep up a brave heart, for the sake f of thy wife and children, and it will soon become easy. hen thou bast needol coi fee, tell Mary,5 aud she will always give it to thee.? " The poor fellow tried to cat and drink, but the food seemed almost to choke him. After vainly trying to compose his feelings, he bowed his head upon the tablo, and wept like a child. After a while, however, ho ate and drank, and his host parted with him for the night With these friendly vrcrds: 44 Trv to do well. John, and thou wilt al- wars fand a triend in me." - Ho entered into hi3 employ the next day and remained with him many years a sober, honest, and faithful man. Ihe secret oi the theft was kept betwen them: but after fcmith s death, baverv sometimes told the story, to prove how surely eYil might be over who has no hope beyond the grave; and But what scene is more cheering to us, or more praiseworthy in the sight of heaven, than a soldier, who, though surrounded by picked associates, is not ashamed of the cross of Christ Great indeed will be his rcwaircL We as a nation, have launched forthlunon the mighty ocean that sepafates us from the land of peace. Our proud - ship has po far defied the storm of malice that threaterjs her destruction and rides majestically ov the raging billows of envy. - But many of her noble crew have fallen by the way, alp she is in eminent danger of beine dashed! into atoms. We are relying too much upon our own strength. Oh ! let us commit ourcause to Jesus the good captain, who alone il able to guide us into the port of glorious Inde pendence. Lord we commit ourselvs to Thee. ANNA MYRTJE. come with .good. FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE. Ths foor Drunkard's Loom. Oh ! you drunkard, whoso visage has be come wan and pallid by the influence o whiskey imbibing, there is a destiny await ing you: and that destiny is a burning hpll a flaming lake, a dire abyss yawn in r for your reception. Soon you will pass away and your blotted form be handed down to its sepulchral tomb. View a vicious world around you cast your eyes athwart the lu rid abyss, and tell me whether or not you have a lamp to illumine your hope. A little longer indulgence in the terrible'habii of. in toxicating drinks will hurl you into eternity. S. B. B. 4 go again two hams. The Power of Kindness. 'We have never seen a better illusfcfttion of the power of kindness, than the foil anecdote of Wm. Savery, a distingi preacher among the Quakers, whose is to this day a 'sweet savor' with the Sofciety ot Jb riends: isavery was a tanner, and one mint a quantity ot nicies were stolen Irom his tann ery, and he had reason to believe that! the ping shed tame thief was a quarrelsome- drunken nsighhor whom I Shall call . rfouA oUhlu. Xlie Tlfcxl RUTHERFOUD HALE AND FECIALS ACADEMY, TOCATED 11 MILES EAST OF JIUiCUA 1 i "V i: . unrt up.ir If-ard's Station on the . E. R- Road, will resume its exercises t-n the 2J Thutsday of Aueust. IS&i, under the control oi' Rev. IX. L. Al- ERN ETIIY, it-s former Principal, aided uj a, compicio number of competent teacher. Eoara. S3 ner month, one baa to oe inuu iu pruiy- ions where it is practicable. Tuition in primary classes, S10 MJ " Cd (Algebra, .See.'.) 1 K " 4th (Ulietoric, Vijc, a,))S M In advanced Mathematics nd Langaa-es, " -( w Music on Piano, . "V Students wilt bo eharcd from time or entraneo to close of se?sion. ... It is the dsisrn of the Trustees to make this insti tution a regular College both for Males and Females, when the present war terminates; and the probabil ity now i?t that it will be endowed with t-over.il hurt-, dred thousand Collars. If to, arranstnu-nts will b made to educate the daughters of siuiers who navo fallen in the srvice ot our country, riiK.a or cii.vrge. For particulars, address the Principal at Ilapjiy Home, N. L P. P. JullNbON, President ol L'bard cf Trustees. July 11, 1S63. t 7Zlia GPwESHSSDRO' PEMALE COLLEGE, GPlEENSBORO' N..C. THE EXERCISES OF THE NEXT SC1IOLAS tic ye;H- will bejjin on the LAST Thursday in July and cad on the TiIlKI Thursday in May, iSGJ. There will be no vacation in winter. CHARGES PER SESSION OF FIVE MONTHS : Tuition in regular course, fMO OJ . " " Music on Piano or Guitar, So k) " " Painting in Oil, SO m " " Drawing, 10 CM " " Ancient Lansuac?, 10 itO " French, 10 00 Board, including rooms, servant's attendance, wash ng ami fuel, (lights extra; 00 per mouth. Pupil' iurnidU their own towel. Pertons within? to patronize the school will plcas5 make application as early as practicable. T.M.JONES. June 5, 1S03. . 4 -2m DICKER'S HEWEOVEL-tiREAX EXPECTATION by OharK-s Dickeus (lioz.) sent by WAHTED. y LADY TO ACT AS nOUSE KEEPEIl FOK A " small Family. Testimonials of hirb re?ticcts. bility of Character, and of experience in House Keep ing, will be required. One of middle age, and with tact for managing children preferred. Address A. B. v., care oi janitor ol snirii of the Ae. June 23 3t YOUNG'S SMUT MACHINE ' A FEW ON HAND AND FOR SALE. THOSE needing had best orcer soon, as materUi for making is out and no more to be had. Address 48 5tpd. ALEX. DICKSON, Hillsboro', N. C. Price $1,0J ; when For sale by taleigh, Jane 1, 1SG3. mail W.L. PUMEROY. 41 tf G1' ILHAM'S HAHUAL FOR VOLUN- TEEliS AND MILITIA. NEV EDITION CONTAINING ALL THE PLATES. Price $1.00. For sale by W. L. For cash only. I'OMEKOY. BLANK ECOKS A LARGE SUPPLY, CAP, DEMI AND MEDIUM SIZES. For cash only. . At POMEltOY'S. May 2Hd, 18G3. 40 .1 E HVELOPES WhoU-sale and retail, At POMFIROY'S. LEAD PEHCILS- -V'nolesalo or retail, POMEROY'S. Poor man, he was, and like Bunyanstchristian, ho sheathed his sword and cried to Him who was ' able and willing' " Lord save me I" (New man.) Here, Bro., come backl com back!' Now his manly form trembled ! The water stood in his eyes, and then, like a little child," he wept and Bobbed as he told his minister of the warfare within. -And now, Mr. Devil,' said he, "If you. don't quit this "business) Tllgive away every ham Fve got in the snokc-house P . Then " Apollyon spread his wings and left him for a season." Reader, did you ever know such a' man ? All this may be Greek to you, if so, just turn to 1st Cor. 2 : 12, and you will learn the simple reason. I person ally know the man described above. I knew him when he hoarded everything.' I know him, now, an honot to his " new nature," and to the Saviour he loves ; building churches, profuse in his benevolence, 41 Given to hospitality." O, how does such a man 44 preach the word 1" Talk of great preachers 1 the tongue of the eloquent I One such living example of the power of the cross, is as high abeve mere pulpit eloquence, as. we can well conceive . " FOR THE SPIRIT OP TUB AGE. A Pact and a Query. Mr. Editor : Before this terrible' war, when, with many, money was scarce and profits small, they la mented their inability to lo much to support the preaching of the gospel at home or aid in sending it abroad ; but now when, with many such, money is plenty and profits great, they, instead of doing pro- )ortionably more and thus supporting the gospel at lomo and abroad, dp no more and many less. Why is this ? Is it can it bo for want of interest in the ministry, or. worse still, in the cause they advocate yhatisit? M. A. TOR THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE. . Lord I Commend Myself to Thee. Ah I soc that bright eyed little boy as he steps in to an old moss-grown canoe, destined to carry him over a beautiful expanse of waten Seizing tne oar in advance of the boatman he soliloquises as follows: I am strong, the water is placid. I can manage the boat very well and steer in whatever direction I see proper. By.- that shoal I will fish a long time, tinder the cypress tree, I will eat my dinner. Time enough then to steer for hom. Ardently but in vain does the boatman remonstrate with him: he will have his own way. The shadows are elongating, distant thunder is . muttering as the zig- 3vo calai is followed by a gentle breeze. ' This gives placsi to a brisk one. The premature little man steers for the desired aven. But alas ! tbe storm rages, the waves lash -4cthe fbllowins advertisement appeared in the county news paper : - - - "Whoever stole a quantity of hides on! tho 5th of the present month, is hereby informed that the owner has a sincere wish to be his friend. If poverty tempted him to this Silse step, the owner will keep the whoie transac tion secret, and will gladly put him in the way of obtaining money by meaas more like ly to bring him peace of mmd." This singular advertisement attracted con siderable attention, but the culprit alone knew who had made the kind offer. "When he read it, his heart melted within him and he was filled with sorrow for what he had done. A few nights afterward, as the farmer's family were about retiring to rest, they heard a timid knock at the door, and when it was opened, there stood John Smith with a load of hides on his :shoulder. Without looking up he said: "I have brought these hides 'back, jar. &avcry, wnere shall 1 put them?" "Wait till I can get a lantern," replied Sa very, " and I will go to the barn with theo; then perhaps thou wilt come in and tell me how this happened. We will then see what can be done for thee." . As soon as they were' gone out, his wife prepared some hot coffee, meat, and pies on the table. When they returned from the barn, she said: - 44 Neifhbor Smith, I thought some hot sup per would be good for thee." ! He turned his back toward her. and did not speak. After leaning against the fire place for a few moments, he said, in a choked voice: " It is the first time I ever stole anything in my life, and I have felt very bad about it. I am sure I didn't once think I should ever come to be what lam. But I took to drink ing, and then to quarreling; and now since I began to go down hill, everybody gives me' a kick. You are the first man that has ever offered me a helping hand. My wife is sickly, uu my vuuuren lacs looa. lou have sent INFORMATION WANTED- TYRE M. GILLESPIE, O.F THE TWENTY-FIRST xxegimcm jn. j. Troops, commanded by Capt. Snow, was last heard from on the 23d January last. A few daya therafter he was'sent from Fredericksburg, Va., to a Hospital. Any information that can bo given his aged mother, Elizabeth Gillespie, of his whereabouts, will be thankfully received. Address, Flat Shoal, Snrry county, N C. 4S St pd. NOTICE. L RRANSON:& W. n.CUNIXGGIMnAV- mg mutually dissolved co-partnershiD in the .Exchange Hotel, all the open acoounts will be settled 4S-4t STEEL PENS. 300 gross Joseph Gillott's Steel Pens various kiuda by the single bos or quantity. At POM&KOrS. TBB.ANS0S, FAE.RAS & CO., PUBLI3HE113 AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN BOOKS. UILLSBOnO1 ST., 11ALEIGH, N. C. March 28, 1S63. 33 tf WANTED TO EMPLOY, GOOD I500K BINDER. Liberal wages and ermanent eraDlovment will bc jriven. BRANSON, FARRAU tin CO,, MArcn.23, 1S63. Raleigh. Wy lS, 1303. SOUTE LOWELL WOOL CARDING' MACHINE, TWELVE MILES NORTH-EAST FROM HTLLS boro', one roilo from South Lowell Academy and thirteen miles from Durham's. My Cards are iu good order, with sufficient help to run day and nlit so that those from a distance maynot have to leave their wool. Price thirty-five cents, or one-tenth of the wool. Mixing, fifty cents. Wcolleftat my house, three raile3 south of Mount Tirzah, on the Raleigh Road ; at Flat RiverBridse, will be carded and returned to the same place. , , . A.M.LATTA. unjy I3,iti3- 48 2t By the Governor of North Carolina, A PROCLAMATION. -TXT-HEREAS, FOR THE PROTECTION OF V V our people, as far as possible, against' tho evils of speculation, there continues to be necessity to prohibit the exportation of certain articles of our products beyond the limits of our State : Now, therefore, I, ZEBULON B! VANCE, Govern or of North Carolina, do issue this Proclamation, con tinuing the proclamation of June 8th in force for thir ty days from and after the 13th instant, in regard to Ootton ana woolen Yarns, Leather and Shoes, sub ject to such exceptions, &c, as have been expressed in my proclamations nerccoiora on the subject of ex portation. I -) In witness whereof, . Zebulon B. Vance. cbal. governor, uapiain general ana comman- I . ) uer-in-uuiei. nam sinea these presents andpaused the Great Sea of the State to be affixed. Done at the City of Raleigh, this 10th day of July, 18(53, and in the year of American Independence, the turn. , , By the Governor : Z. B. VANCE. R. H. Battle, Jr., Private Secretary. July 17, 1863. 48 2t. i - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT NORTH CAROLINA, Raleigh, July 13th, 1S63. f UENERAL URDER, No. 15. - "T" ISf.COMPLIANfjE WITH AN ACT OF THE recent legislature, vommanaing uuicers of the Hilloboro1 SL, Ralei( iS. c. 32-tf OF THE SOUTHERN HEPATIC PILLS have been ordered in one day. Wherever known their use continaes. Witnout pudlng, tUey have gained. jronnd by their real value. JS" More than live han lred pers'ons are known to have been cured by these. Pills. E2 This excellent family medicine is recommended bv the proprietor as good only for Diseases of the Liver. His correspondents say that they also cure Billioua Khcumatm, Pneumonia, Chills and Fevers, Bullous Fevers, Piles and Worms. They are a perfectly safo medicine. Peter Vaden, Esq., of Dinwiddle County, Virginia. after describing remarkable cures in his family of" Billions Rheumatism and Pleurisy, says. "My Doc tor's bill has been heretofore from &H5 to 200 per year. I have usedtht m theBe pills for my family which consists of eighteen white and colored.and have not called in a Doctor. This is a great saving. They ertainly are the best family medicine ever discov ered." Rev. John W. Potter, of Greene count v. North Car olina, had sufi'ered twelve years from a diseased liver. w men me puysicians naa not ceen ariio to cure. He says: "I commenced taking the Hepatic Pills with no confidence in them. They acted like a charm on me. From that hour I have imoroved. 1 have nrno- vered in thtir use antil now, by God's blessing, I am well and hearty. 1 had a negro man who, as I believe, was saved from death by a dose of these Pills. My Doctor's bill was annually from $100 to $200, but t have had no use for a physician since." Price Si a box ; SlU a dozen : s'J a cross. Cash must accompaby orders. Thy are retailed in N. C. by Williams & Haywood and P. F. Pescnd, Raleigh ; Walker Aleares and H. McLin, Wilmington; Lucas & Moore, Goldeboro' ; J. J. Lawrence, Wilson ; Dr. F. Scarr, Charlotte. Not less than a dozen will be sold ' by the proprietor. He will send free by mail 12 boxes for $11 to any part of the Confederacy w-Ttere there are no Druggists. 'As medicines continue to advance planters auu ncaos oi iamiiies enouia supply tham selves by the quantity. Address a tr weu. w . uiiii.'vis, v neon, n. C. HAXE AND FEMALE ACADEMY. J. tnem many a meal. UoJ bless you! and yet I stole your hides. But I tell you the truth when I say, it is tho first time I - - i s, M thief." Let it be the last, friend Smith" said AVm. Savery. " The secret still remains with ourselves. .Thou art still young and it is in thy power to make up for lost or misspent time. Promise me that thou wilt not drink any more intoxicating liquors for a year and I will iemnlrttr th j j uv m-uiui lutv anu Kive thee good wages. Thy little boy can pick up stones. But eat something now, and drink some hot coffee. Perhaps it will keep thee from ctaving anything stronger, to night. Militia are ordered to enroll as n Guard for Home De fence all white male persons not already enrolled in the service of the Confederate States, between tbe ages of IS and 50 years, including foreigners not nat uralized who nave Dten residents or the Stace for thirty days betore. said enrollment. IL There ehall be exempt irorn th operations of 'this order the Governor, the Junges of the SnDreme ' and Superior Courts of Law and Equity,, Members of the General Assembly, the Officers of th several De partments of the Government. Members of Congress, Civil and Military Officers of the Confederate Go vern , mentin the State, the Ministers of the Gospel of the several RfeligionB Derominations of the State, charged : with the duties of such ministry, the high Sheriff and . Clerks of the Be vera" courts ot liecord, and tho Public T?fH'istt:rs in the several counties. ' C 1 1 i . m, - HI. Alter enrollment me men enroneaenau be dm w into Companies of notless tan seventy-five men. nor more than one-hundred, and shall proceed to elect their Company Officers. The certificates of such elec- tioa will be forwarded to tins umce with the papers of enrollment, in order that Commissiori may b is- nnprL IV. Officers of ths Militia will be enrolled for iioxe defence, and their Commissions, when called into - service will be suspended only during the period of such f ervice. V. This order is not intended to interfere with the enrollment Fr immediate service, those between ths I ages of 40 and 45 ytar- under Order No 13. J3y order of Govenor v axce : ' , DAN'L. G. FOWLS. AST-General. M. AND CATHARINE W. JOHNSON WILL) resume the exercises of their school at Pal metto Academy, (near Adamsville, Marlboro' District, . C.,) on Monday, the 0th or July, 'l union lor pri mary branches, $3 per session ; for secondary Eu- glish branches, $10 ; for the languages and lusher branches of Mathematics, $12. Board $15 per month. July 3d, 1863. 4tJ It. FIEST BOOK ON COMPOSITION. OK CONFEDEIiATE BOYS AND GIRLS ! A Book for the masses cf Pupils. 23 per cent, ofl to wholesale purchasers. milsboro' St.., Raleigh, N. C. 32-tf March 28, 1863. DIXIE P2JMEES. I OR TIIE LITTLE FOLKS. For eale by tho thousand. BRANSON, FARKAR & CO., Marce23, (32 tf). Raleigh, N. C . THE PEOPLE'S FACTORY. E ARE NOW IN OPERATION FOR THE benefit of the people. We are now manu- factuncs; the nyiEEf Shuttle and Old rashionrr' Looms, Spinning Whctis, Bed Steads, &c. Our foundry is al?o in operation, and Ca?tin of all kinbs will be furnished as far as pocsiine. The fanning interest ol tho country will receive our especial attention. We will pay the highest prices for old castings, which you must briccr to us if you desire the supidy of new cast in;? to be Kept np. We shall soon b-: prepaid to farnish plows ol various kind, ny Whulebale and re tail. Soldiers' wives will be Urnhbed with necessa ry articles at reduced prices. SIMPSON fc UOOKER, 48 tf Hilkboro'. N. C.