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VOLUME in^l?j-So. ?
Paul H. Huyue.
"Where is our friend, the Poet Laureate (to our
view) of the Palmetto Stat?:? Can we woo him to
rend ?sonnet to this distant literary corner .of
ours?-Not by adulation,, we are.sure; and we
design nothing of the kind. But we .do endorse,
wi'hout fee or reward, the subjoined.lines in hi?
honor; end ire heartily commond thom, to our
renders. They are here in our new drawer, clip
ped from we know not where, and we print them
with pleasure : ' .
Sweet Sonnetteer of Southern . hilts and streams,
Prinanct of th?'br?ght Palmetto shore,
MT thanks ! that from "thy richly-varied" store
Of glorious fancies and divinest dreams
A sunshine, warm and golden, broadly beam*
Upon our genial land in* brilliance splendid !
Thine Ls the poet's glance ; thou art attended
By a rigbt queenly Mmrc. whose sandal gleams
In every walk beneath primeval woods,
Or by the sea-side's level solitudes,
Wherever Nature wakens thee to love;
Still heed thy Muse, interpret ber replies
Through atl tbe converse whispered as ye have,
And men shall write thee.with tho great aud wise.
* . J. R. T.
A Response to " Jtt?ta."--*Thoaghts on
the Millenium.
We have not had leisure before to respond
as we desired to jour commente in a previous
issue on the lines herewith again quoted
" Ere the peach nhuU have llr.nh'd in an Augutt
Or the rintarjc knee rjrnred the poe.
The South thai! erutt orer troth and hun
Like a gianUre/rethed with irine."
Yon say the writer makes.the prediction on
the high ground that the reipn of EMAXUKI
drnwg high, and you "fear the prophecy is
wide of the mark." But are jou ?ure you
have understood the contributor to our neigh
bor, tho Fitid and Fireside, ai he would have
you do. Does he hold it essential to the com
ing of the mil?eniuiu that any one uation o!
the earth be " new lorn ?" Or does he not
rather make allusion to the people of God in
this sense ? and are not Christians the " nete~.
lorn nation" spoken of ?--not those who pro
fess the name of CHRIST;-r.ot those who
wear the outward garb while the heart is still
. drawn out *fter the pleasures at:d treasures
of .time and sense ;-but the honest, humble,
trusting, prating followers of CHKj^.^iook '
ing upon tho question in ^s^gl^vv?^nc?-j^
" much reason to watch ior' tbe a^oacjpo^ I
tbaf great day of the Lord. .
All Christians, at hast all who have studied
prophecy carefully and prayerfully with Di
vine aid. bel eve that Christ will make a sec
ond advent upon ea*th, and reign for a thous
and years in glory and majesty, as two dis
tinct advents are foretold ; the one aa Man to
FufTer, the other as God to rule. The Jews
dazzled by thc glory of the second overlook
ed the first; we, 1 ?ear, in looking backwards,
to the Cross, are neglecting to prepare for the
Crown. It is generally conceded by all that
the six days of Creation are typical of the
six thousand years thro' which thc earth is
to endure, and the seventh is the day of rest,
or Sabbath of a thousand years'. If our space
were not so circumscribed it would alford us
pleasure to compare these types and antitypes,
and discuss at length their wonderful resem
blance ; but let us now pass on.
At what precise time those six thousand
years terminate and when the seventh (mil
lenial} period begins cannot be calculated; for
we read " Of th? day and hour knoweth no
man ; no, not the angels of heaven, but my
Kither only." But it is not encroaching upou
forbidden ground to declare that the time is
drawing nearer by.the law* of nature; and
be it ten or be it a hundred years heuce wo
should not b? the less earnest in our constant
preparation for il. Let us remember it will f
come as a thief in thu night, and woe unto j
that mun whom, when bis L >rJ conn-lb, he i
shall find sleeping. '
We believe there will be two-resurrections : j
the first, of those who u sleep in Jesus :'' f
they being called to life are, with those Saints
then upon earth, to enjoy a season of pelfoct
peace and holiness. What a blessed reunion '
of friends and loved ones that will be, ouly J
those can conceive who have parted from
. them ss they went down into the H Dark val- j
ley of the shadow of death." What a life of !
htppinesa, wb:>t unalloyed rest and love and
confidence will be giveu tu those who await
their Lord's coming with lamps trimmed and
burning, only those c?n imagine who have
here lived ouly as st j turners in a wilderness
of tearsj-rwho have haj stones ?riven them
when they raised their bands for bread, and
"cruel rebu?s when they a-dced for trust and
affection. Truly, under all afflictions can we
not look forward to a heaven w*b ere these
storms can no longer assail our frail barks? j
" Our Father's house on high !"
! tl
* But the rest of the dead lire not fur a ;
thousand years.*' The wicked can have no j *
p*rt in the Millenium. In the' great and ter- :
r.ble.day of the Lord, at the last Judgment, ! j|
they shall come forth fruin their grave* to re- j
ecive the awful mandate, ''.Depart from me,
yo cursed into everlasting fire." Ilaviug been.: tl
g':iit out from the blessed communion ul i tl
Stint* upon earth they are now forever de- > ii
b trred from their wc'.wty ir. Heaven " Then ? o
we which are alive shall be canght up Uigetb- ?
er with them in the cloud? : and so shall we i ft
b* ever with the Loni." j t,
lt is3tn.ng; that such a glorious thetre is ? n
not preached*more frequently from the pulpit. ? a
To our knoif'.ecge theie are tuany, many in i
our very midst to whom this blessed Paroinia ' p
' is a myth, a fuble^ an old woman's story
and, worse still, many/who have never even
heard of if. Jo .these therefore the Cible is
as a sealed book. -Its prophecies are read as
] one reads an unknown tongue; the meet gob
j lime passages are uninterpreted. -Ob, let ni
! bestir ourselves "that w? who are instructed
ahould not have the eternal doom of precious
souls laid at our door ! Let our ministers
sound it from the pulpits- our chaplains :.eep
it constantly before those who should live ns
dying men ; our teachers teach it io their
schools : our mothers whisper it to their chil
dren. Let alf be up aird doing.
Many writers have employed their pens on
the'subject of the Mfllei?um, Mrs. Sher
wood, whose works it woull be, well to put
into the .handa-of every man, woman" and
child.. abounds in frequent allusions to it;,
and Dr. Cumming, the celebrated English
Divine has written h's " Lectures on tho
Apocalypse*' ?nd ""Signs of the Times" to
prepare the way tor tb> " New born natiou"
id e.il the Kingdom >J( Christ. "Pisgah
views of the. Promised Land" by,the Rev. i
Dr. Cross is ?Iso worthy of our prayerful pe
rusal. We are not able to speak .of the late
work which has created such a sensation
"Armageddon'-as.we have not had an oppor
tunity of reading it. But there is suffi-ient
evidence without this to assure us of an ap
proaching crisis in the affairs of the world,
" The Lord is not slack concerning his prora
.ises." The day shall certainly come sooner
or later. i: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for these things, be diligent that ye
may be found in him without spot, and blame
lea*;*' i . ,
" Watch therefore : for ye know not what
hour your Lord coin*tb.'' C. V. D.
Selected from an English Annual forthe ;
Literary Corner.
,W<ift mietal'e I fie icy 'pray
Fur leaver that come tnitn budding Spring,
'Awt wundee " tm each ninny day,"
Why bird? def ay to build and tiny. .
doux CL AUK.
Winter ! still winter! but cheered with oc
casional glimpses of such bright sunslrne,
and revealing now and then such beautiful
!ilkW*-^.C&^ ?k? ue sky^ that fyg?^ know
?rc '-?ircjrtnd WmfWOthej
that conceals ber, to look down upou the
?artb, as if she were enger to return. And
muter grasps not his icy* sceptre with so ??rm
a. hand as ho did in Januar}' ; the bleating ol
the young lambs alarms him : and the merry
c-iwiug of the noisy rooks, tulls hiui that bis
rvigu is drawing to a close; for sometimes be
(etd* a roundel! daisy stirring beneath his na
ked feet, though il is s'ill invisible to the hu
man ey*?; and all these things warn thohoa
rv and bearded old Monarch tba; he tnu>t j
soon resign bis throne, to the beautiful young j
Oneen, who only await* the opening of thc i
'lowers before she is crowned. Now and j
ihen be raises " bis cold right arni,'' and ?
compel* us to confess his power; but the gol- i
len crocus dazzen? his dim eyes, and the dai
?es grow large . in spite of bis anger ; the el
1er pufb out a few green buds, aud the wil
ow's begin to shojv their silvery catkins ; and
vbile he sleeps, the sunshine is ever peeping I
mt-signs which proclaim the hour of his de j ('
>arture is drawing nigh ; and- jl(
Sitadme* uf the ?ilree birch
Sicrrp the 'ji een aboce nie ijrurc,
Chess Problem.
m*m.m\ m&\
? W& Wk ? Hf
?l m ?SJ4?1 *
"White to play nnd uiato ip three mores.
?*.5Sr** A superficial writer says : " Mercu
y may Irave.ui'?de thc Ivre, Apollo the flute, '
ubal the harp and the organ ; but God made |111
he human voice and the instrument shares in j
He perfection of the Maker." This was in-. i.8t
ended as a slap-inthe-faco to instrumental j "
uurch-masic. But why not carry out the j ^
entiment and say : God gave to man thc ; 01
emu.-! for music, the ability to compose bar- . w
tonie?, the ingenuity to invent the means of: '.'
lying these harmonies grand expression and j n'
,r?c,-and they who u.-e these gills m His . ?.l
raise are eminently in the.linc of duty which Dl
e has devised for his creatures. I ai
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PKOC.UASTINATION.-There H very lit- j M
le hope of the man who procrastinates. If ? se
U? secret of many failure* in life were know?. ; ^
. would be found that procrastination' ts as j 80
lieu thc cause as want of skill, absence of ? a^
(?onotny, or positive indolence. Attend faith- J 0|
illy to your business, and neglect not trifles j jj]
,o innc'i. Do what is to be done first, then ! to
?sf afterwards with a sense of f-atisfactiou j ?j,,
nd security, which it? tho uiotjt refreshing rest. m
Wheo a-jy gx>i Lappens ta auy oar,
-joice at it. bc
Shall We Meet Each Oither There?
When the holy angels meat us,
As we gc U> j.t.u their hmid,
Shall wo know .the. friends thatgreet us,
In the glorious spirit land ?
Shall we-see-their dark eyes shining
. . ?. Onus-as-in days of yore?
Shall we feel their-hived anns twining
Fondly round iii- a.* before ?
Yes. In y e*:rlb worn soul rejoice*.
Afcd my weary heart grows light ;
Fur the bri' Hani nngel voice?.
And the t;ngel faecs brighr,
That shall welcome ns in Heaven,
Are the loved of long ago,
. And to them 'tis kindly given,!"
Thu? their mortal friends to know.
0! yo weary ones and lost one?,.
limon non, fuiol not hy the wary :
Ye shall join the loved and tostones
In tho bini of. perfect day,
]I.iTp.fltriugP, touched by angel finger.?,
, . ; Murmur ia my raptured ear
Evtrmore their sweet tone lingers
We shall ltnow each other there.
?-* --J- ?
When he comes back, all glorious.
With the lore-tight in his oye.
From tue battle field victorious.
Wht.11 bo happier than I ? ,
See, the big arm chair is waiting,
'Yacant'still in ifs old plaen
Time ! press quickly on the hours
Till I see bis pleasant face !
He was too ;:onng, they told me,
To march against die foe ;
Yet when hi ? country needed aid .
His mother bade him go !
"Twcre meet that slaves ebonld tremhle.
Whom tyrants bold in Ibm I! :'
But my boy was a freeman born,
Ile went ot Freedom's call.
My small, w'>:ak hand would waver
Thc shorttst sword to beur :
But bc stands steadily iu the ranks,
And holds his musket tbero.
My faint bei: rt would falter ' ;
The battle ground to sec :
But his is strong ia Freedom's might
He fights fur ber and me.
I'm watching and I'm waitinu,
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Oh *
Ti . ?-,
To float ii'tr sea aiid .?hore.
From ihc Rio Grande to thc Chesapeake,
Its folds stall surely rest;
? From the depths of the lu.we.-d valleys
To the highest mountain crest.
And li?, my hoy, my darling.
The pride of* my old heart!
Where'er his place may he. 1 know j ,
He will fuifdl bb< purl. I ?
Not until tho war is over . | j
Shall we meet in fond embrace- |
Timo! pres? swiftly on the hi-e.is
Till I see his pleasant fare. ? 1 1
The I'otver of Women. ' . !c
Why is it tbat.iu ninety nine cases out of j c
hundred those women who have been brought I 1
p chiefly amoD gst men, who have had no sis- ? '
ers, who have lost a mother eat ly iu life !!l
doubtless for many reasons a s*id affliction j S
j a girl,) who have bee-i dependent on fath
r or brothers 'tor society mid conversation,
lioubl turn out. the most fascinating and sn- j r
erior of their sex ?
Why is it thal, in nine hundred and niuety
iue cases out ol' a thousand, the boy who is
lucated solely ay bis mother becomes a tin -
mphant and-successful man in after life. . 11
Perhaps the opposite inflif?nce of either
tx is beneficial to the other; perhaps the girl . t;
orives vigorous thought, expanded views, ; i
abits of reflection, nay, more charity and J A
irbcarauc*, from her malo associates, as (be -,
oy is indebted to bis mother's tuition and L
is mother's companionship for the gentleness La
nd purity of heart which combine so well h
ilh a manly and generous nature, or the ie- a
ucmciit and delicacy of feeling which so c
dorn the courage above all, for that excited , t
andard of womankind which shall prove ii
is surest safeguard from shame and defeat in i "
ie coming buttle'; a shield impervious so t:
ing'as it is bright, but that when once soiled I
id? a and crumbles from his grasp, leaving h
im in thc pre?s of angry weapon': a naked , c
id defenceless 'man. j u
We have all beard of the tittle I wy who 1 y
urdily upheld, in de.fiauce.of the poet, that j J
his mama wan tbe ni blest work of God." j ?'
(Link the truest and holiest homage that : v
in be offered Ho a fellow creature ts that ! y
hieb such a child lenders unconsciously to ; p
is mother. She i? to him thc one bright j
an ti ful heing upon earth. His young eyes j u
ien wide with childish wonder ut the mag- j 0
faence of h. r apparel, the mingled grace ' a(
id maji sly ol' her.bearing ; he feels so proud i
belong to her. and at the same time so con- ;
ious of his right to a place by her Mde, a
at on. her lcnct1. When others caress him; ' p.
; smiles jileas mily enough fop a time, bnt . al
ion wearies,. and hurries off to be at play ! ?,
;uin ; but when she lays her quiet hand up- j '
i his brow the boy forgets houp and mar- j
es, the new knife and the ptooiised pony, vi
nestle by her side, and look up in her face, ct
id sit lovingly down at the feet of his own \ tc
:ima. I ta
All that he kaows of good he learns from ' at
;r. She teach** bim to love and pray. She ! li
teaches him to hope and beHeye. If ever he
gots to the end of the narrow way where the
j little wicket stauds, and hears the bolts drawn
? back, and secs the golden light from the hap
? py land ahiuing through, whom shall he thank
; and bless on* earth but her who first taught
j bira the pads word ?nJ gave him the key ?*
J Perhaps she will also He the first to hid him
? welcome on the .other side.
Why is it that the rainbow.and cloud
come over us with a beauty that is not of
earth, and then pass away and leave us to
muse. or. their faded loveliness ? Why is it
that the stars, which hold their festivals
around the midnight throne are placed above
the reach of our limited faculties, forever
mocking us with their unapproachable glory?
And why is it that the bright forms of hu
man beauty are presented to our view and
then taken-from us? '"We are horn fora
higher destiny than that of earth. There is
a realm where the rainbow never fades, where
the ?tars will stay in our presence forever j
and where the good men of earth fihall live
the new life in nnrcmitled felicity.
EyUST Iii fe, we are told, is a journey-and
to see the way in which some people eat, yon
would imagine they were taking in provisions j
to last them tho whole length o? the journey, j
jS^r* The following curious epitaph, it is !
said, may be found in a graveyard in Italy :
" Here lies Estella, who transported a large
fortune to heaven in acts of charity, and is
gone thither to enjoy it.,;
?J^ST NOVFI, In RA.-During a recent de
bate in the Confederate Senate,' Mr. Phelan, ;
of Mississippi, adverted to the fact that he j
had seen white women, in " hoopless skirts
and broad sunbonnets," guidjng**the plow in j
Southern fields, ibo invoked God'a blessing j'
upon such women, and hoped that they would
be " mantel ornaments in the parlors of Pur- : .
" . j 1
Yankee. Soldiers Stopped from Reading, j j
An order has been issued prohibiting the !
circulation of all newspapers in the Yankee j
* >--e -t--?-ti-..-? - nnf?l f?iftli?T nrders. I i
issued. The sil but universal dissatisfaction '
jf thc country with thc negro policy thc rad- j, \
cala are forcing upon thc government is very j (
dearly indicated by the newspaper press, and . t
he It-cling is quite as commun in the army aa i \
dsewhere. Tiie administration hopea by this j t
neans to preven?a knowledge of tin* growing '. ,
iiscotitcnt from reaching thu soldier, for bear ; L
t Would a?fcct their morale. But in this, as J-j
ii other measures, civil and militar}*, the nd-I ,
nin?str?tion shows ita want of common sen.-e j ,
md foresight. It is not the newspaper* that
ire to blame (or the state of feeling'throng L
>ut the. country and in the army 5 Mr. Lm
'oln's advisers are responsible for that. .It
vas changing the war for the Union into one
or abolition that hos done all the mischief,
md while this policy obtains matters- will
.row steadily worse. The absence of news
Lipers will mercase and embitter the feelings
if the soldiers, who will learn all the govern*
neut wishes they would not learn from their
irivate correspondence and report.
?? The naven of Kc?t."
At a party which came oif recently in
'osciubko a "love sick'' young gentleman
ra" engaged in nnut earnest and senlimetv
al conveisation with the " idol of his heart,,:
he beautiful and accomplished Mi? B**d.
Vith the very essence of love dripping from
is optic organs, the young lover clamped the
and of bis '.* heart's adored" within his own,
nd told her how dearly and devotedly be
jved ber ?nd bow devoutly he wished for an
ssnrr.nce from ber of his pasaion being re
iprocaled. Upon receiving lier assurance
l.ut ber heart w.as not for him, be became
iitensely despondent "and soliloquised thus :
() how unhappy was man made by the
-aggression of th \se old soldiers, Adam and
've. I would. Lhat my soul could leap from
a casket and seek a place where troubles
?.tue no moro.'' Panning fur about fifteen
limites, be again addressed Ler,*-''Oli! if
nu cannot tell me you love me, tell me when
shall rvarb a Haven of Rest on Earth ?
Why," said the witty young lady, " when
ou get to Brouk-?orea* of course/' The
ming gent, when this information was inp
arted to him,'immediately cqihmioxeJ.
Ile had no desire to be wafted to that
Brook haver, of liest," under a special escort,
I which the "cavalry" furnish us a graphic
SCOttnt.-Kosciusko Chronicle.
"Brookhaven is a conscrpit camp.
S^STWhy is the Scuthern Confederacy
ke thc sun ? Because it is bound to rise,
;id a? it rises, all nations are bound to re
"gnize it.
-^ -?_ ?
2';*S*"Tn a battle . fought in NV C., a pri
ue noticed the tin casing that' surrounds
mister shot falling in immediate proximity
i him, and bawled out to his captain, " Cap
in ! the infernal Yankees have got out of
n'tnunitiou, Ihr they are shooting their tin
iCkeU at ti?."'
A-Young Lady Attempt* to Elope with a
Intense excitement was crca'ed in Chica
go, on Wednesday Inst, by a report that *
prepossfwing looking girl, u daughter of
wealthy parents, nt Lyons, il!., had been
captured at. the ferry boat while endeavo-.
ing to elope to Canada with a negro. A
large crowd poon collected nbuut the office
of Justice Fuller, where the parties were
taken, and so intenso was the ixuiiement,
that the spectators threatened to deal sum*
mnrlly with the negro. Our reporter iwas
present and learned the following particu
lars :
At Lyons, in Oakland county. Illinois
resides-a very worthy and well to do farm
er, named Bradley, who Cor four years bas
had in bis employ a negro man named Lew
is Hil!. Hill was treated as one of tbe fam
ily, eating at Ufa ?.ame table, and enjoying
every privilege. In the family was a good
looking daughter named Cadelia, who, un
known to the parents, became enamoured
o? the negro, nnd an elopement was agreed
On Monday afternoon another negio -re
siding at Plymouth, hired a team at an hotel
there, went to Lyons, and at twelve last
night, Cadclia Bradley and her ebony lover
left her father's house, taking with them
some bed clothing. At Plymouth the girl
has an uncle, who was for several years su
pervisor of the township, consequently she
was well known there. "When it became
known that an elopement was on the tapis,
constable John Manning and others started
for thid city, and arrested them at the dork
as they were embnrkiug for Ganada. The
fugitives were taken before Judge Lane on
a charge of larceny j but SH the bed clothing
was not stoien in this cit}', the Judge had no.
jurisdiction, and the prisoners, were taken
lo the country. The negro ts represented
fis a drunken, worthless fellow, and the young
1 idy may feel thankful that she was arrested.
^JC she has escaped a sad fate.
A GREAT MISTAKE.-lt.is a great mistake
for- men who are nut in IVA aritiv. tn atninose
This point, however, need net bo argued.
IVhat -we wish to impress upon the mind ol f
?very man at horne, is that his sphere of ^
isefulness ii? not contracted by reason of his i t
teing out of the army ; on the contrary, he j,
nay do just as mach to sustain the Govern- ^
netit as i! be had a' musket upon his shoal- .
1er. The people of the South are passing ^
brough a ftarful ordeal, and under the depri- u
rations entailed upon them by the blockade f
if their ports, they need substantial aid from v
neb other, as well as tho generous sympa- "
hies that should characterize a crisis like this. r{
Cow, if these premises becorrect.it is im- 0
rjssible that any p^ttiut would accept this a
s a sui table* time for making money by spec "
tlating upon the necessities of our suffering
leople. We speak iu kindness, for we are "
I ui te sure that the want of reflection baa j|
teen thc fruitful cause of ,niuch of the specu- t(
xting marna that has afflicted the country. c
leu who desire to bc esteemed as houorab!e, ?
ave been incautiously carried away upon ^
he current, who, if they .had wai;ed to re- \?
lect, would have been slow to incur the in- ft
amy that will forever attach to those who
mploy this dark hour in making baste to j
row rich. ^
A SCCUKSTITK NAME.-Uooker is a term *?
IVingulnr significance, when-applied, to a J1
"ankee military official. Most of thom have j'
emonstrated their peculiar ar. tness at pilfer- j I
ng, and -it would seem but meet aud proper j 11
hat the Abolition anny should bo represen'- ! *
d by ? chief I fdf-ker-it suggests tho idea j w
f stealing on a grand scale. They sometimes
all him '' fighting Joe," hut in what wara or
attics he obtained the title nobody knows.
?ike some of the generals in our army, he | ^
us a suggestive name, and has floated into *'
nblic notice without a record, except, it con- ?
su ir. a small reputation for sina'l things. a
Nevertheless,M fighting Joev is fairly install- j a'
il to the chief flookersbip of the Federal ar
ry.-Jackson. Mississippian. *'
- -?-?-?.--- Sf
tin J. T. May, who ret-ides near 'Hollow ol
quare, Greene County, Alabama, has turn-, n
i biri attention to the raising of garden seeds j ir
f every description, th? putting up'of pick- ? el
:s and catsups, and thc manufacture of soap. T
le will be able next winier, if the coming si
.ason proves at all favorable, to furnish any ?je
nantit}' of leeds, pickles and many other ! tj
csirable articles now -very difficult to obtain. ; G
SST PEBFEcmY Tatt*--" I don't, like !
ns telling what people give to thia and that j .
bjret," said a penurious person': "what. T ' ]V
ive is nothing to nobody.'r . , \ T
tSS* Minnie, one day, talking to her little ! p,
ass in Sunday School about God's great . r?
ive to nibil, and wishing to impresa upon 1 tj
?eir minds, and to know whether thojr- 'un- ? ?j
sr9tood her, she asked : " Now, children, ' aI
ho Lves all men ?" Thc queslioc wits herd- ! 8t
' asked, before a little girl, not four years j
ld, answered quickly : " All women." ? r?
j " From the Hartford Times.
Remarkable Sermon from Bishop Clark
.of Khodc Island.
As an evidence of the change of tone that*
i? Doticed in sneh political sermons as are
now pNyjcdied, we pre?ent to oar readers the
following ejrtcact from a sermon, delivered a
few weeks ago bj Bishop Clarke, in grace
Church, Providence, be?^o aa immense con
gregation. One year agot!W?Bishop, like
many.others who furgot their canv^ W(lH flg
fervent for war. Similar clerical chan^ 0f
feeling in regard to the war are observed
Bishop ('larke's text was from Lamenta
tions, v. IC : " The crown is f?llen, from onr
heads. ' Woe unto us, for we have sinned."
After a reference to the sad picture-of reverses
which the prophet describes in the Book of
lamentations, the Bishop proceeded to show
the replication of his language td the condi
tion of our country.
Wa haye ?allen upon evil dojs and the
heart of thc nat un beats. with agony. 1 do
not wish tessy a word that shall deepen the
gloom-we must look the facts in the face,
wo must be willing to see where we standj
and what dangers threaten u?. The crown
of prosperity has fallen from our beode. There i
ia no suspension in the operations of business. .<
There are many who are making money as i
they never did before. By a Bingle tura of
the wheel some find themselves rich who were J
poor yesterday. ' There could never be a bet- t
ter time for shrewd and daring speculation. :
Money is a drug, and when a man has made
hrs haifa million, he does not know what to
do with it, for he feels that there is no paper
which may not be r?gs in a year, no stock 1
which may not have a staut! still. Nothing t
is cafe hut gold and land, and the former can
be had only at ruinous rates, and the latter r
may yield no income. We have a sort of r
bertie prosperity, but the vital organs are 1
diseased. We have an abundant currency- \
b-ci use it is fictitious,-a ''promise topsy,*? f
while every knows it is a lie. The show of I
prosperity that we have cannot last long. We c
?re blowing the bubble larger every day, and
;--I'-^nii na jt (ivnanit. T. ?
This is not the worst. Tho temptations to ! 'A
ruud.are irresistible, and many men, of whom ? ?
ve hid expecttd better things, ??re yielding ! ?'
o the temptation. The most discouraging j a
bing iti the present nimming crisis is the | H
net that so many loyal citizens are improv- j p
ug the opportunity to amass enormous profits :
y fraudulent speculations upon the uiiseritB
f the country. I have seen the results of M
his in forms that ma-'o mon's blood curdle
irith indignation. I have seen sick and dying j 81
nen in our hoi pitilla furnished with supplies | !>!
ir which thc contractors were paid a gen- 41
rous price, and the poor creatures turned P1
way with loathing .from the nauseous sub- rf
Linces laid upon their hot und fevered lip?. **
Here at tlie North wc abolished slavery 11
.hen it ceased to be profitable ; but down to
he present time thc very name of Atrita is a
erm of indignity and reproach. We cast L
ontemst on bira because he is weak. We ?'
?xclude bim from every station of responsi- ?'
iii tv, no matter what his qualifications may
e, and we would be glad to get rid of him ul
Uogetber, if we could. .d<
.1 hold no Utopian views upon this sulject.
never believed that the relation of master
nd slave is ?f necessity a sin. 1 always m
hough.t that evil needed tobo carefully and a
idiciously handled. m
Agitin, we have sinneil as a. nation, in the
icrsoiis of our representatives and rulers. I.- *?
the wise-forethought and sober judgment ^
nd deliberate wisdom cf thc. community m
.bich determines who shall he our rulers? ?
low are thpy umninated? How ure they Ul
leetcd ?' How do tiley conduct themselves w
fter they aro i lecUtd? ? Do they never take j *
ribes ? Ho they represent thc country or j
ie party which elects them ? Do they de-1 Cx
ide every question hy its merits? Are they 10
fways sober, temperate, chaste, free from ("e
ll obscenity and profaneness '.' Do they al- *,<
ays niter their houest convictions 1 When- |'Er
ver a measure is {iropOeed for action, do they
dt, u is it wise, and is it right V aud so de- >*'
irraine how they will vote. Afasl the crown ^
P glory is lallen from our head and there is
0 hopo for the country ant il .the people ariose ^
1 their might and say; " Wc will no long, j
r have profligates, and fools to'rule over us.'' ?
he descent hos been so low that it is con- ,
? ?a
tiered an ?inpropriety to speak of the sub
ct in a Christian pulpit. Politic:: mean par- .j
C and this is out of. place in tho house of
I think fhe World haVe found out clearly ^
lough that we are weak: We are.not weak
i numbers or resources, but we are weak
thj.t efficient action which comes from jj,
.itu, earnestne&s,"8elf-denial, *nd unity of a
irpose. We have made many' awful sac- pg
flees to no purpose. We follow up nothing so fa,
tat it tells substantially upon the final issue,
he fault is laid here and there and everywhere,
id there are none so positive in their cen- Ti
ire as those who know nothing of the ficts. Pr
0 that the unity of the uatiou might be ?*
stored in the hend of perpetual peace I We wi
will sacrifice everything bot principles for
this. * . * * Blow from the Sooth, O
winda of God, and hiing na the tidings of
reconciliation and love ! Blow from ihr North,
0 winda of God, and barry back the message
of fraieftiity and peace ! Scatter the dark
net?, roll away the . clouds, ard give onto us
aH once more the sunshine of tranquil rest !
Under the shadow of thy winga we make oar
refuge. O Gop, GIVE Ua, PEACE !
-:- % ? ;
Acquittal of Gen? Evans.
It is known, we suppose, to the most of
oui- renders, that grave charges have been pre
ferred against this officer, and that a Court of
Inqoiry has b**m held at Gnjdaboro, N. C..
for the purpose of investigating them. We
learn by the u extract" below from the pro?
seedings nf the Court, that Theaecharget were
.not sustained in any particular.
The moment of the abused being thus
in possession of the Court, the Court was
then cleared for deliberation, and hating ma
turely considered the evidence adduced, find
the accused, Brig. Gen. N. G. Eran?, P. A.
C. S., of the first specification, not guilty ; of
the second.specification, not guilty ; of the
third specification, not guilty ; cf the fourth
specification, not guilty ; of the charge, not
The accused, Brigadier General N. G
"?vana, P. A. C. S., is therefore fully acquit
ed of the charge and specifications) prefer
id agaimit him. j
[Signed] R. E COLSTON*.
Brig. Gen. Prest't. Court Inquiry.
Titos. C. Frr.Ls-R, l?t Lt. Ca B., .16th
ftog't N. C. Judge- Advocate and Recor
The Court deem it their duty to express the
> pi uion that the author of these charges could
lot have been ii Silenced in preferring tiiem
>y the good of the Service, buf must' have
>een instigated by a malicious and revenge
hl spirit, and such, ce 'duct is considered
lighly reprehensible and prejudicial to good
crder and military discipline.
There biting no further boa'nees before
encrai Indian WW is in contemplation tn the
northwest on thc opening of ??(?ring. 1 be
itclligence ut-ine* directly from Fort Pierre,
rid the di lieront Indian rendel uu? on the
lsd River of the North, the Platt? and CU
IT M i.s.-un ri.
??~2C" '.Grandma, do you know why I can
:e up in the sky t*o far?'' asked Charlie, a
U'o four year old, of a venerihki lady, who
it knitting. '-No, my dear; why ls it?''
lid p-ranrinia, Lend i og ber ear, eager to cat h
id remember the wi?e saying of the little
St " Because there is nothing in-tbe way,'*
lilied the Young phil wafpber resuming bis
itrouiicnl search,.and grandma brr LuiL
[in fiiet at a social-party. Ue took tut a
ugle gimi? of wine, aud that at the request
a young lady with whom be conversed.
1 ? aw him next, when he supposed he was
aseen, taking-? glass to satisfy the .slight
nuira formed by bis social indulgence, lie
lougbt lhere was uo danger. .
I saw him again with those of bia own age,
eetiog at night, to spend a short time *u
mrivial pleaeure. ile said it waa only iu
icent amusement.
? met him next,.late in the evening, ia the
wet, unable to reach home.' 1 took him
itber. lia looked ashamed when we next
I ?aw bim next rexlini?" io tbe street. A
itlfiivti Stare was ou bis C<?utrtjaiM e, and
ords of blasphemy were tn his tougue.
janie was gone ! ' ?- .
I saw him yet onct? more. He was pal--,
lid, motionless, and was carried by hi* friends
bis last testing place. In tbe small pro
liBion that lollowed, every head wart cast.
>wn, arid seem To nhak? with unromman an
Elis father's gray hairs were going Jo tbe
ave in sorrow. His mother wept ttl tbiak
tat she had ever.given birth to such a child,
J?-gT Tbe ShelbyvUl? ReUl Banner ?tates
iat recently the immens? rain* In that lee
an caused a bridge on the Nashville Ina!
urfreeaboro' Railroad to cay- In, wheo a.
rge body of Yankees, posted lo a strong
L-ckade at that point, imagining rebels abolit,
td to breastworks and poured volley after
tiley ?uto the falling bridge and surging
le of waters, alarming the whole country
r miles around.
? ? -*?>- ?
it?"* The ugliest trades, said Jerrold, have
eir moments of pleasure. Now, if I were
grave digger, or a hangman, there are some
opie I could work for with a deal of etti*
Tho Fortress Monroe correspondent of the
'.mts says it is a notorious fact that certain
ivatea of the 93d New York Regiment have
Jnapped negroes aud sold them to luoea.
milts outside of the Federal hoes,

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