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Raleigh CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. The Christian Advocate. KALEIGH, N. 0., EOEOEEJLO, W73. THE ORGAN OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE OF THE . -'- 0IFI0E - Corner of Dawsou &Hargett Sts. Terms. p.,r -ne er, .ilo copy. In advance For si mouth, siuglc cpy If payment be delayed si months. $1.00 1.25 830 Our Agents. All the traveling preacher. In the bound. ..f the ...II... i'.,nbrmiM are our antliorimcl AaentB. noanvaivnu-"- ... Thoie who .end us ten .nbseribor., for ..no ,.ar, w reeT. tho paper free. Those who send ue live will .1... ,,,. for 1.00. Th.e who eud a. none will bo charged foil price for their paper. ur. Our Correspondents. C...u.nBnicalin8 for publication ho.Hd be carefully ... ...j. n .if the Hheot. All letters wriin' ,au " ..... to the oee .hould b. addreeeed to the Editor. vn How to Kemit. In sending money, all amounts should be sent in reglatered letter, post office order or chock. The cost ..r ni.tr.tl..n. or Post Office order can be deducted roro the amount In hand. If money li cnt otherwise than herein spocined it will bo at tho sender risn, Going 10 Ooufcrcnoo. The animal reunion of Methodist im.fMlivR 5k a sweet oasis in the life of tin; itinerant minister. It is the point, tho period, to which they look forwarc" ,u,...ii,'.p ;,fcrcst,. It was a wise provision of our fathers to incorporate into our economy a law mini""-' l"i' Con'ereiieo f . wdie afresh tho itinerant spirii keeps nil our machinery in motion. utilizes all our forces, ami affords a lit opportunity to compare notes with each other, and report tho sum total of our year's work. In the labors and toils of the year, it is natural that our experiences should vary. Homo have had good success others have had less. Homo have experienced gracious visitations of the Divine Spirit, and man- have been won to Christ and saved to the church others have not been so highly favored. Some have had the sympathy and encouragement of all their oflicial brethren otliers.in this resptct. have been less fortunate. Some have been liberally provided for and have had all their needs supplied, while others have passed the year with labors abundant, great anxiety, and a scanty support. Many have had no allliction to darken their homes, while others have felt the hand of God as it was laid upon some dear member of the family circle, and are even now thinking the dregs of the bitter, bitter cup of bereavement. But in the Providence of a kind and loving Father, we have been 2'-,rved through another year, and are permitted to come up from our respective holds of doctrines of tho Cross, and once more to shake hands and commune with each other as bretln-en beloved. Methodist preachers, as a rule, are in sympathy with, and love each other ljetter than any other class of persons in the land. This may not always seem so to the outside world, but in the main it is true. It could not Ix: otherwise since their work and interests are identical. They are all engaged in the same great work, and are willing to ''endure hardness as good soldiers." AVe are at Conference. The roll is being called. Are all present .' Do all answer as their names are called Many of them do ! But how sad our hearts when the names of William Barringer, Nunia F. Iioitl, Alfred Norman, and William Holmes are called! They started out with us from the last Conference, but have fallen in the field of Christian duty and toil. They are not here to answer, but their iure life, noble deeds, triumphant death, and blessed memory, answer for them. They have all. during the short period of one year, finished their ministry, and have yoxE home ! They now answer to the roll call of Heaven. As a Conference, we have been sorely bereaved. Four of its members have died since we last convened in annual session. Bros. Barringer and Reid were comparatively young men just in the vigor of manhood -efficient, active, working members of. the Conference. As Presiding Elders they had no superiors. They were jealous of the reputation of the Church, and looked carefully to all her interests They will be missed in the discussions upon the Conference floor. They will be missed by the Bishop and his council. They will be missed by the preachers who had served as pastors under them. In a word, they will be missed by the whole Conference. May their example, purity of life, and Christian heroism be embalmed in the hearts and memories of all of us who, under God, are preserved and permitted to meet once more as a Conference! One by one we shall follow them, and our names will be stricken from the Conference roll. May wc be ready when the Master calls ! The present year, we take it, lias lcen one of the most prosperous to Methodism in the history of the North Carolina Conference. The church has advanced to the front. Her membership has been largely increased, our institutions of learning have I'rosper-ed, the Sunday-school interest has been quickened, the missionary fire nas neen Kindled afresh, and we hnro good hope that the Conference collection will be sufficient to meet the pressing demands upon us. The preachers, we fear, have not in all eases been paid the full amount al lowed them for their support. "Where this is the case, however, it is to he accounted for, in most instances, from the unexpected "panic" and stir m financial circles. But upon the wiioie, from our stand-point, tho present year has been one of unusual prosperity- . .. . i. The polity of the JHetnouisi mum differs, in some respects, irom mai any other church organization. A Methodist preacher is appointed by the Bishop, annually, to Ins Hem oi labor. He is not "called"' to a church, , -I a l.x.xt.. Ida own nor is no aiioweu w ra"" appointment. At the close of each ec clesiastical year, his pastoral relations cease, and he leaves those who have iwu.il midfir his charere, not knowing whether he will bo returned to them. The separation is oftentimes painful. He would be glad to return, ana the church earnestly desires that he should, but according to Methodist economy, he is liable to be changed. But as a true Methodist preacher, ho is ready to go anywhere tho Bishop i i.;u ,...iic.fl l.iM.v see wopcr to 1 ; L 1 1 V 1 JAir. , "uii"v -J a send him, if by so doing ho may pro mote the cause which he has at heart. He is loval to his church, and a lover of : ,.i.,i civile Tn the working of .nr machinery, it is unite natural that there should bo more or loss hu-uoji ..i. ,.,. fY.v..iii session. Tho at evcij vviuv.vw Bishop and his counsel, like other niv liable to make mistakes. JUlVAJLf IV - Some are always disappointed, feel atllictedwhen their apointnicnts are announced 'J b1Ht- their reelings, and, as God s servant,-, go 1 at his Divine Hiding, not knowing what is in store for them, in the new fields of labor to wliich they have been assigned. r,..t ii ,i-.iv bi-ethren. reconsei rate ourselves afresh to the work of the ministry. Weueed. to have our .souls re freshed from the Divine, presence. Let us seek His aid in all our Conference d 'liberations. AVo deprecate all diss n sions and trust that harmony may characterize all of our intercourse and Conference proceedings. Let tbe "golden rule" be our guide, and if our apparent self interest and personal advancement should come in conllict with the interests of the Church.let us cheerfully make tho sacrifice that devotion to our calling demands. Let us make the cause which we have es poused the one great cause of our life. And now may the blessings of God rest upon us, and upon our presiding Bishop, and may his health and life long be preserved to the church! Kissing and Praying. Bishop Haven, in a recent letter to Zrox's Hekalp, gives a glowing account of a mixed Conference over ,.rl,;,.1. I--- 1-1.- L'i .1: .e Georgia. He says the "Conference is one ot the letuung oouios oi the riouih in not a few respects the leading body." The standard of admission he claims to be high, and tells his New England sympathizers of tl rivalry between tho candidates for ad mission. The race seems to have been closely contested by two of large class one white, the other black. .but the "dusky.2 brother" bore off the palm, and took the highest grade.- m! 111 1 1 A i i. ue jjisnoi), no uoum, was graunet at the result, for to him all that beautiful, lovely, and praiseworthy in the South, is centered in the "Negro liie astonishing feature is that the white preacher made even a respect abie show m the contest. Ho must have been an intellectual giant, for if favors are to be shown and laurels to be won), the "negro" must have them. even though it should wound a worthy white brother, who has worked him self up to the point of accepting the doctrine of social equaiitv. But true to his instinct, the Bishop regales his readers in this letter with a graphic description of a kissing ex perienee, in open Conference, between two boys one. white, tho other black. It is somewhat novel to see boys kiss each other at any time, but for such a pcrfontianee to have taken place in open Conference, is passing strange astonishing beyond measure But to him wo suppose it was all right. Hi has written so much about good looks, graceful forms and "inviting lips," that even the boj-s have caught the spirit and gone to kissing each other "before one of the leading bodies of the South," while he, (the Bishop) occupied the Episcopal chair, and the distinguished body over wliich he was presiding, looked on approvingly. But in the conclusion of his letter i, i.:.. i . hi; viiiciuyuo Jllrt iuiiu grows IllOlC S0- rious. He exliorts his Northern breth ren to 'Pray for them, and help them in their stm hazardous and laborious on terprises of planting the true Church.' 1 roin this it would seem that the Bishop looks upon the Southern peo pie as a set of heathens havin no church, and strangers to all true wor ship. In the kindness of his heart he makes an eloquent appeal for help, and invites his brethren to prayer in behalf uf a groat undertaking a no less work than that of establishing "the true church." We have j'cad some where (though it must not bo expected that we can say where) that long years ago Bishop Asbury and his coadjutors planted the Methodist Church in America, but according to Bishop Haven, this is a mistake, and he and ins fellow laborers have addressed themselves to this long neglected task. Is it to further this Christ like work that they have apjMnnted fraternal messengers to our General Conference which meets in Louisville, Ky. next May? Tf so. Jet them have a vaum reception : The Advocate. With this issue, we close our edito rial labors upon the Advocate for the present ecclesiastical year. As heretofore, we have found it to be no light task to send out, from week to week, a paper suited to the varied wants and demands of tho people. Diligence, care, and unceasing toil, under the Divine guidance, has been our motto. For five years we have struggled day and night to place the Advocate along side with the best of the numerous Advocate family, and to keep abreast with the advance in religious journal ism. 'While we have had due regard for its literary character, and have culled from the fertile fields of science and literature, from time to time, as oiu- space would admit, and as our judgment would dictate, we have kept steadily in view the mam object ot its publication. We have not pandered to tho taste of tho few who measure the value of a journal solely by its literary pretensions. It has been our iiim to make the Advocate a heligious papeu a welcome visitor to our Moth odist people, a defender of the rights and doctrines of our church, a medium of general and religious intelligence, and a eu-Moikia with the pioachor m his pastoral labors. If this is not the work of a Conference organ, then we have totally liiisapprehondod its proper sphere. To go beyond this to leap the walls of the church in search for 1 literature, to plea.so. tin: few, or for popular applause, is ti; transcend tuo bounds of a church pa per. Those who want a strictly lite rary paper or ma'a.ii!e, and w ho hold themselves up before society as the standard ot literature and ijoasted learning. ought at least to know where to rind it. Tho course we have pursued in tl editorial conduct ami manjufcment o the Advodx ik, we are glad to say, has bv'jn such as to secure the approb; lion an. I co -operation of almost the entire Conference. Words of che and commendation have reached us from the seaboard to thu mountain;- These greetings are not confined to our own church. Persons of a differ ent order and faith have volunteered to pass favorable judgment upon its merits. The good success which has attended our labors, and the constant ly increasing circulation of the Advo cate. has enal'led us to make some marked improvements in its mechan ical appearance. The new dross witli which it now appear. ha called forth ironi the religious and secular press the highest commendation, as may be seen from our Prospectus elsewhere Wc had contemplated a change in its form by making it ail eight page sheet, but this proposition did not meet witl feneral favor. It was thowdir. best lw safe advisers to make no change in its form and size for the present. To those of our brethren among the ministry and laity, who have given us their aid and iniluence in extending the circulation of the Advocate, we desire to express our profound grat itude. To your fidelity and unceasing efforts, much of its success is duo. And while it is not so generally taken as avo think it should be, wo are en eourageu ironi tue iact that it now has a more extended circulation than it has ever had during the eighteen years of its existence. We also take courage from the fact that it has a circu lation equal to that of any other Con ference organ, having only one patron izing Conference for its field of opera tion. Tf 1 .- il . . xx luumg mo year, we nave given offence, by Avoi d or act, or what we may have written, to any one, it was not so intended. We have striven to lo justice to all regardless of fear or favor. A Timely Resolution. The Virginia Conference, which closed its labors last week, passed resolution requesting their delegates to the General Conference to use their iniluence to prevent the reopening of the question in reference to the exten sion of the pastorate. This was s move in the right direction. As a church, avo have nothing to gam by extending the term beyond its present limit. Tho old rale of two vears worked well, and we have yet to see that the change from two to fom- years has worked any better. Every move looking to a settled pastorate is hurt ful to us. Wo need to have more of the itinerant spirit more of the self sacrificing devotion to Methodism, of our fathers. Too much church legislation is worse than not enough. Innovations are to bo deplored rather than sougl.it after. The fourth Quarterly Meeting for Edenton Street Church of this city, was held last Saturday and Sunday. The Presiding Elder, Ilev. W. H. Bob-bitt, Avas present. A number of our ministerial brethren were also with us. Rev. M. V. Hoyle preached tt:iturdn.v it 11 o'clock, Rev AV. M. Robey, Sun day at 11 o'clock, and Rev. J. P. Moore, at night. Rev. A. W.Mangmn, pastor of the Church, has closed his second pastoral year with us, and car ries with him to Conference the hhrh- ;st esteem, and best Avishes of the peo- Pi The church raider his adminis- nation litis had good success. A Short bct Suggestive Sermon. lex. II. S. Webb, in a private letter. preaches as follows: "In the pail of my circuit where the Adaocat.'-. is most circulated, the finan ces of the church nre in the best con htion." Renew your subscription to the J Advocate. Memorial Service. The memorial sermon of the late vonerable Bishop John Early, was preached before the Virginia Confer ence, on Tuesday of last week by Bishop Doggett. The Bishop selected for his text Acts, 13th chapter and doth verse: "For David after he had served his own generation by the AA'ill of God fell on sleep and was laid unto nis iatneis The subject discussed was the rela tion the man of God sustains to the age in which ho lives. From the Nur folk Lainimark Ave take the following favorable notice of the sermon: He defined at sonic length the relation of tho man of God to the age in which he lives, as replete on one side with impressive grandeur, and on the other with com manding rcsiionsibility. Using his thought ful and eloquent remarks upon this point as a background, he then brought the im mediate subject of his discourse, the ven erable Bishop Early, into the foreground sayiug, "now that he has g ue from the scene of action, now that he has re tired behind the curtain of the gniAre, who Avill not eliminate from his record the errors of a virtuous life and accord him the well earned tribute due to a life of dis tinguished usefulness. " Munv f the incidents of IJishoiiJii'TAv's curcci -l.--.i u u. ef fect from his birth near the foot of the Peaks of Otter, iu Bedford county, a., to his death, in the city of Lynchburg, on the 5th of November, 1873. Burn of .Bap tist parents, and joining the Methodist Church upon his conversion at the age of eighteen, his first labors were among the slaves of Thomas Jefferson. When h ascended the pulpit to preauh his firt sermon, tho tarsshed at the parting with his parents Avcre frozen in crystal drops upon the lappel of his coat. We cannot attempt a svaoiisis of the Bishop's sermon, because to do so would ouly Vie to mutilate an exalted eulogy, the beauty of which extemls from the first word to the last, and which would bo lost in the effort to report from memory Freipi'.'ittly.during the discourse, many of the congregation were in tears, and when the Bishop closed there Aycre few dry eyes in tho house. After the sermon, llov. W. K. Judkius read the report of the Memorial Commit tee upon the death of Bishop Early A New OhurGk, The Avithdrawal of Bishop Cummins from the communion of the Protestant Episcopal Church has ended in the fonnation of a new church called "The Ref ;?!)'' d Episcopal Church." A meeting was held in New York on the 2d inst., called by Bishop Cummins for the purpose of organizing. Several prominent Episcopal clergymen and laymen, of Ioav church proclivities, met. Airong thein wore Ilev. Dr. Cheney, of the Episcopal Clnrreh, Chicago, and Rev. Marshall Smith,of Nc-av Jersey. Tho following resolution and dec- ti... of 1X.-V upso.vi'o, j ii at wn ik'uose nii)ins are ap neniW to tho c.tll for this meeting, as lire senled by the presiding Bishop, do hrre and now, in InuoDln relmncn upon AlmiL'hty God organize ourselves into a church, to be known by the ntyle and title of -'The Kelormed Epis copai uniirori," in couilorniity wilh the follow nig d-claralion of principles, and with the Key. deorsre David Uummiiin, 1) D.. as ore Bluing Jllauop. KKCI.ARATION- OK I'HI.WIIT.KS. 1. The Reformed Knisconal (Jhiircb.holdinc Ibe faith once delivered un'o the saints, de plares its belief in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word oi God and the sole rule of faith and practice; in the creea commonly cali"il too "Apostle's Ureed," in the divine u: til nations ot the sacrament o bfiplism and the Lord's supper and in the doctrines substantially as thy are set forth in the Thirty-nine articles of IMigion. 2. This Uburch reoojnize and adheres to episcop.cy, not as ot Pivine right, but as a very aucinui and desirable form ol church polity. 3 lhe Church, rol.ininn- a litiirtrv which chill not bt imperative or repressive of tree- u.jiu in i-rayer, accepts the Hook ' common Prayer HS Jt wag revised, proposed and ircumiiienaeii ior use by the general coastr.u-tion or the Protestant Episcopal Church A. D 1785, reserviuer full liberty to alter. ab:iiiire enlarge and amend the same s lniy seem most conducive to the cd fa jation of the peo pie. "provided that the substance of the faith be kept enure. ' 4. 1 his Church condemns and reiects the following erroneous and stranze doctrines as con.rary to UoJ s Word.- I. That tbe Church of Christ exists only in one older or iorm of ecclesiastical poliiy 2. That Christian ministers are priests in another eense than that in which all believers are a '-roy.il priesthood." a. inat ttie Liord s table w an altar on which an tb la! ion of the body and blood of onrist is jimrcdancw !o the Father. 4- that llie presence ofChnstin the Lord'!- upper is a presence in tbe elements of bread and wine. S. That regeneration is inseparably con- urcbra Willi UIJHINJU. The Eight ltev. George David Cum nuns, u. D., -was announced as the presiding Bishop of the church. The lev. Dr. Cheney vas elected Bishop for the Northwest, but fearing that his charge Avould be unwilling for hini to abandon them, declined to accept. The Executive Committee were in strncted to make preparations for the consecration should Dr. Cheney after consultation with his people, accept the office. lhe movement is creating a stir among the High Churchmen. They arc in a quandary. A Bishop cannot be deposed from office except upon trial and that can take place only after six months notice. Before that time arrives, Bishop Cummins Avill have consecrated sonic other bishop, and the apostolical succession'X?) will go on outside of the Protestant Episcopal Church. It is to be regretted that while Bishop Cummins ami his friend Avere epentmg, they did not repent fully of an tiieir sins, ine xinrty nine Ar tides of Religion of the Protestant Episcopal Church, which the seceders adopt, contain one (the seventeenth) which is intensely Calvanistic and therefore incapable of being accepted 11 l 1 m-i mi . . by Methodists. The indebtedness of the Virginia Conference to the N..C. Conference for money borrowed some years ago for the benefit of the Rfhmand ClfsHon A'ioncot.,; was at the late session of the irginia Conference, assumed by Rev. V. V. Bennett. The Conference gave him a vote of thanks, and pledged renewed effort to extend the circulation of the Ado"ca!f, and thereby enable him. tho more rendiK- tn miK.1 hn rl. ligation. VIKGINIA 00NPEEEN0E. Appointments for 1873-74. Richmond Distkict D P Wills, 1 K Richmond Trinity Adam C Blodsoo. Richmond Rockets To bo supplied by Ro H Mullen, Richmond Centenary John E Edwards. Richmond Rroud Street John C Granbery. Richmoud Sidney George C Vanderslice, Rich mond Oregon LeAvis A Guy. Richmond Union Henry C Cheatham. Rich mond German Mission F Bickel. Man chester Win G Lumpkin. Henrico and Charles City Win G Williams. New Kent Thos P Wise. King William C II Green. Mathews A M Hall. Glou cester James C Martin. Williamsburg Wm P Jordan. CnAitiiOTTEsviiinE District Joseph A Proctor, P E. Charlottesville Thomas A Ware; John N Jones, Supernunieray Albamarlo R W Watts; John J Latl'.irty, Supernumerary. Madison J WHilldrop. Louisa James O Moss. Scottsvillo -HartAvcll II Gary, Fluvaua J W Howard. RatcsvillcW W Spain. Gordons-ville and Orange C II George W Nolley. Orange Circuit Edward M Jordan. Greene John W llowurd. ..Goochland "lt..iii..in:ii C Sniller. Reaver Dam W P White. Piedmont Mission To be sup plied by G W Baily. Xvs. iim iso Distkict- H B Cowles, P E. liynchliirK jtoiiu.r.yWiii H Chris tian. Lynchburg City Mission To lie supplied. Lynchburg German Mission Christina Ebers. Lynchburg Court Ssrect Wm E Judkins, Tims i Early .Sunerin.u 'fury. Amherst J Ma lining. West Amh.-rst T II Campbell. Amherst Mission To be supplied by John W Par i.sh. Redford Edar II Piitchett, Jack- sou To be suppl ied be Elisha DoWitt. South Redford John (J Rhodes. John W F Jones. Bedford Springs T J laylor Liberty and Salem R J Moorman. Nel son James E Gates. Appom:ttox Lay- ton J Hansbcrtror. Campbell William F Rain. Buckingham Joshua L ( iarrett Buckingham Mission to bn supplied by Joseph A Crowder. Prosiieet Joshua S Hunter. Leesville Mission - J II Cablcr, Daxvillk RisTiucT John M Saunders, P E. Danville Main Street- Samuel S Lambeth. Danville Lynn Street Hezekiah P Mitilull. Charlotte Join D Southall. West Charlotte James A Hughes. South of Dan Wesley C Vaden Ringgold J A llerndou. Raimister-To be supplied1 by J G Baily. Pittsylva uia -John W Tucker. Franklin -David F Hodges. Henry Henry C Bowles. Patrick- H C Paul. tt. Dan River Mis sion To be supplied 1 v Walter tt Creasy Halifax Fielding A Davis. Alleghany Mission -To be supplied. Faumville Distiij.l't Francis M Ed wards, P E. Farnivillo -Geo Y Lang home. Mount Ploasaut Joseph S II Clarke. Lunenburg R A Anuistead Tjewiston- -G II Ray. Bojdton James Jamieson. Mecklenburg Thomas M Beckham, James McAden. Snpernumcry. ( 'larksville- I lerl ert T Bacon. Brunswick David M AVal lace. Notbnvay -James W Blincoe: Amelia -Robert Michaels, Wi! Smith ey. Powhatan James T Lumpkin. Cumberland J It "Waggoner. South Bmnswi' k J T Weaver. pETjatssiTKO DisTiiurr L M Lee. P E. Petersburg AVanbington Street William V !uncaii. Petersburg Wesley Chapel and Blaudton i ( i e( rge M Wright Petersburg Market St., RRobert N Sled-1. Pl.rl. -...1 II..H.- Peter sbuag M Peterson. Petersburg Etfrioks John IJayley, Chesterfield - Billiard Ferguson. (jualjjt;ll und Clover Hill Thomas Diggs. Dinwiddle W F Bobbins- West Dinwiddle James E McSparran. Sussex Edward V Wil son; James A Itiddick, Supernumerary. Hicksford William BRowzie. Prince George Jacob 11 Proctor. Surry William E Allen. Mukfkeesboko Distkict Lemuel S Reed, P E. Murfreesboro James F T witty. Northampton BF Tcimoilic. Meherrin Vt A Gibbs, Edenton W II Gregory. Hertford.-, J C Wat son. Pastpiotank-J ainos W Clomp-ton. Elizabeth City ( i eorge E 1 1( ok - er. ttuliolK o 11 Annss. Itates Thomas L Williams. Southampton To be supplied. North Southampton J 31 Jones. Ciiuckatuck J D Lumsdcn. President Wesleyan Fe male College William G Starr. Dare District Newton II Cox, Norfolk Distkict Peter A Peter son, 1 J,. Cumberland street J D Blackwell. City Mission 11 M Saun dors. Chosnut Street (Berkley) AV McGoe. Grauhy Street AVEEdwards; AYra J Norrloet, Supernumerary. At lan tic Ct. To be supplied. Dimvid ilie Street (Portsmouth) James 1' Garland. Central J AV Bledsoe. Second Street J II Crown. Norfoll Circuit - J C Reed. East Norfolk Cir cnit- J II Davis. South Norfolk Cir cuit J J J-M wards. Indian Ridge C E Hobday. Hampton -13 AV Dougherty. Smithfield J B Morritt. Isle of AVight -John AV White, Su periuten lent German Mission E N S Blogg. ItAXDOLPIl-JlACON JJISTKICT Jj JiOSSCT, P E. Rappahannock M L Bishop. -w- r t-v -r- -w Rapi)ahannoek Mission - J 1 l'innell Culpepper II M Hope. Culpepper Cn-ciut J .t Bramnn. Spotsylvania J P H. Prisman. Caroline - James L Spencer. King George T H Boggs AVestnioreland AAT A Crocker. Heaths- ville D G Butts. Montross J II Mavnard; J C Taylor, Sirpennunerary Lancaster Alfred AViles. King and Queen - J D Hank, AV B Mitchell Han over J E Potts. President Randolph Macon College J A Duncan. Finon cial Secretary Randolph Macon Col lege A G Brown. Editor Richmond Christian Advocate AAT AV Bennett AGrent v lrtnnia jxioie oociety - j jr A A TT- . ' - Tri.t t, . -T V-. RoAve. Eastern Shore District John B Dey, P E. Eastvillo-C E AVatts. Bell HaA'en To be supplied by E E Barnes. Pungotoague - Oscar Littleton. Atlantic--J M Anderson. Poc-mokc To be supplied by M Oldham. AVicomico To be supplied. Salisbury Peter F August Berlin To bo supplied. Dorchester M S Colonna. Cambridge R A Compton. transferred. II Ebers, to tho Texas Conference. AA" E Evans, to tho Baltimore Conference. SWEKAXXUATEn. Joseph Carson, B Delaney, J C Gar- lick, J Shongh, B AVilliams,S T Moorman, B T Haynes, AA A Robinson, AV K Cobb. The following are the delegates elected to the general conference. Clerical J A Duncan, L M Lee, AV AV Bennett, P A Peterson, J E EdAvards, L S Reed and J C GranbeiTV Alter nates E P AA'ilson. A G Brown. J D J Blockwell. Lay Delegates D'Arcv Paul, F H Smith. G M Bain, J E Broadwater, Richard Pollard. AA Grant. T AV Garret Alternates -AVAVAVebb, Thomas Branch and J 11 Kilbv. t Literary Notices. The Land of Moab. II. B. Tristram, M. A.. LL. D., F. R. S., Illustrated. Harper Ac Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1873. AVoll written aud faithful accounts of Eastern lands whore the human race lirst opened its eyes and civilization had its small beginnings, are always clothed with in interest that absorbs and delights the reader. One loves to contemplate the childhood and the playground of tiie human family, and compare the traits that then characterized it with those of its present advanced age; just as one delights to revert to the scenes of his early life and compare his feelings and powers with those of Avhich ho is possessed in his manhood. Tho I ook before us is one of unusual interest and merit, and describes in an excellent way the land ol Moah and the adjacent countries. A book of travels lAr a writer of such eminence and devotion to science as Mr. Tristram, may well be expected lo contain the best results of enthusiastic and scientific research, aud one will rise from its porsual Avith a store of information upon Oriental lands and customs their past history and present condition, that one would never recei'o from books of travel witteu by those who travel to kill time, spend money or because "it's the fashion." Tho book is printed in the best style of the art, is well illicstmtcd and accompanied wilh a convenient and useful map of the countries explored. Cahukn'jj Inm!-:uit.xc:j. By Christian Reid, Author of Arnlerie Ayhner te. To Day Printing and Piioiishiug Co., Philadelphia. For sale in L. Braus-m, Bookseller. Miss Fisher writes often and very competent critics sign o that- i-he writes well also. AVe North Carolinians ale prejudiced sti ongly in her favor because she is a North Carolinian, lint art? not so enthusiastic over the appearance of her liooks as wc were at first. To grow excited and enthusiastic every six months is too great a tax upon oiu 'slier vons'systeir. One'cun ali'ord it oce.isionii.liy, out to be called Uhui to biiA' and read and discuss und pratsc a b'ik whose- tMJo page comes rat tling over the types, wiilt Gilpin spocdiif- ter the J''ims of the one before it, as if frightened by the llutti ring manuscript of still others following in the wal, rather dampens one'.', ardor ami exhausts one's breath, in the la:;t three years Miss Fisher Inn Avritten no less than six books, to say nothing of smaller aud less pretentious romances and novelettes. She writes too rapidly to make much improvement. Her last is not as good it her lirst, whereas it ought to be far supe rior in everything constituting literary ex 11 Lit 4 . . ... OCUOllce. - tAliMIi.N S INllKlUTANCK is readable, but will not add greatly to th author's reputation. CiiiusTlAN' Riiiiroiue, For the use of Preachers and other Speakers. By G o. W. iterv. y, m. A. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. New York. 1H7:S. This is one of the most m-ommcnt and valuable publications that the press la trivet) to the eonntrv vcar ft, is f... . .. ,.i ..: ,f ii V , - " ;x-' Y, V-V u'u:,u"." tne sacivu iicrnitiii-.-"- tunu m Tiiem r contained the perfection of style, and if preachers would mutate, without servilely copying the spirit, manner and style of the sacred writers, they would become more finished rhetoricians, and certainly more success!' id preachers of the gospel, than they would by attempting a system founded upon their own ideas of taste Hiii effectiveness, or upon those of others, What niiinner of preaching has the most direct tendency to christianize men ?" is the question which the Avriter asked of himself and the answer to it is the system which h j has attempted to build Up. IxvEvriox, .Style ano Eik-I'tiox are the parts into winch Avriters upon Rhet oric have usually divided their SA-steni!-. lo these Mr. Hervey has added another AA'hich takes the precedence even of Ix-vkntiox, and to which every true minis ter of the gospel may, by the very nature f his calling, lay claims, viz: Ixscika- tiox and its eilei.ts cm the will and intellect. r. i .. . ai c Alio wilier coiisiuers me loiiowmg as the trite principles upon which the science f Hoiiiiletics is founded, v iz: 1. That nil true preachers of the Gospel are success- ors of the prophets; including Christ in . ! VV Ti ,.-,.:.V .rV,mt 1 w f l I'm,,. ,iw.,.f. i-.ji pie of the. best of their predecessors, and that the holy prophets, speaking us thev I were moved by the Holy Ghost, .ue best in every sense. ,$. mat while the true prcacner is ment-icai witn, no is m some iff . 1 t. J . respects dillerout.from thoSrrtptureproph- et, is end.. wed with gifts which the Lu ter di.l not. h-ive und eni.ivs tin. i...,.:ii:.n- ben.'ilts that ilowedfio'ui the exertion of the intrausniissihle gifts which the great l iroto t y I ics possessed. A valuable glossary aud index arc ad ded, including Avhich, the book contains t52 pnges. AVe recommend it as a lKk of inestimable value and advantage to the preacher and all other students of rhetoric, A Card. Deaii Bko. Boiuutt: I thus publicly and earnestly oiler a thousand apolo gies to Bro. AVood, and most humbly ask his pardon, for the careless and unintended remark in my late article upon "The Heathen," in which I called him "an ignorant prophet." I am sure 1 never meant wnat l said; nor did I notice the regretted mistake till that most profound and exhaustive reply and critique of "Lietor" appeal ed in the Advocate. Bro. AVood will pardon the miintended remark Avhen he leams the amount or laPors 1 am called upon daily to perforin, and that a great many of my sentences are written more by sight than by sense. as to "Lietor," I Avill attend lo his immortal production in due time. He is welcome to all the advantages his superior learning ana n m tie. pivm can jrive him. and the readers of the Advocate AA'ill say so when I am thronjrh Avith him. R L. Abekxetiiv. Rov. J. AA. Lewis writes as follows: 'At a three days meeting held at Pros- poctand closed yesterday, avc had a good time and 1 converts. Bio. C. M. Pep. per was Aith ns, and rendered efficient aid. AA'e have had in all 00 converts, on Ashboro' circuit, t "lis year, and 57 have joined the cl..uch." The Christian Advocate. NEWS DEPAUT5IKNT. ROHKIM T. CiRAY, Editor. Removal. The office of the Western Union Telegraph Company has U-cn moved to the second Hoor, front room of Williamson, Upchurch & Thomas' new building. AVe call attention to tho advertise ments of Messrs Homer and (Staves' School at Hillsboro, and of Messrs AVyatt. Bingham tt Co, commission merchants of Raleigh. Fukscii Lonu-Livkd Rittkhs. We call attention to these very excellent bitters, for side by J. AV. Brown, agent for the State of North Carolina. Those who arc under the necessity of Using a tonic would do well to give them a trial. Tin: Ahmstkono Mystkky.- The body of Mr. Armstrong, brother of John Armstrong, Esq., of this City, whose disappearance in New York amis ho mysterious Avas found lloatingin North River near Brooklyn. It is supposed that ho Avas either murdered or committed suicide. Guano LonoE of Masons. - Thisbody met in Raleigh last week, and had a pleasant session. The address of Grand Master Nichols Avas forcible, practical and eloquent. He and the other Grand officers were re elected to the respective positions which they held last year. Tjik Lkoislatche. Very little busi ness of public importance or interest is being transacted by this body. llie measure ol most importance Ik fore the Assembly is a bill for the con solidation of the N. C. the AV. N. C. and the Atlantic and N. C. Railroads. If this be done there Avill Ik: a pros poet of the completion of the AV. N. C Railroad, as well as of building up Beaufort or some of our sea-purt towns. Thk Iniixctiox Suit. After full and elaborate argument by counsel for the plaintiff and defendant in the suit of Self oh 1). A. Jenkins, Treasurer, the Circuit Court Judges held that the "Special Tax' bonds are constitution al and valid, but refused to give the relief sought by the plaintiff vr, a per petual injunction upon the treasurer, until certain moneys collected for the payment of interest on these lnds but used for other purposes, should be replaced. Fa i it ok Tin: Cakoj.inas. Mr. Duffy. Editor of the Patriot, yvas at tho Char lotte Fair, and is prevented from pronouncing it a success by the fact that in early life lie was taught the "story of G. AV. and his little hatchet." AVe know nothing of the success or failure of the Fair.but heartily endorse the following sentiment as of general application. 'If managers will coniinittheindisci c tion " l,'ni,it kindles and gambling ''tnvancestiinu.nojiohzetlmgn.unds "in t t'xlt','t the public to feel any very great Aiterest m av hat Avas ong- ally inteled to be an 'Agricultural ( Evans' Inuki endaxt. As;wr announce ment, Mr Evans issued the first number of Ifls lid-peniput List week. 14 sl,ows spirit and energy and is full ol s)ico and good si-nse. Mr. Evnns is faced by great diflicnlties at t he threshold of his enterprise, but they art! only such .as to try his mettle. He hits started avcII and Ave trust will prove that he is made of horo-sliifTiind will come out overall the ills victorious. Send for his paper at Raleigh. It is cheap at 81.50 a year. Fkaxkux Steam AVsiieh. This ebrated "AVasher " has become a household word. Its success has Ikk-ii uii- 1 . j . i rrl . .. i , .1 . pieoouciiieu. j.ne iiaieign ifu-s says of it. "Another feather lias been placed in tue cap of tins truly celebrated "A as er. Tho Charlotte Fair has just aAvar (led in the hrst premium. It is too AA-ell known and highly appreciate for any tiling that we can say to add to its fame, llie .New lork South savs Tt certainly will prove a great blessing to the women of the land. Brooklyn Like Insurance Comcaxy. AVe direct attention to tho ndvei tise ment of this company, to be found on mr fourth page. The annual exhibit of the company sIioavs it to be upon an excellent looting nint deserving of all confidence, lhe extensive business transacted by the company is a suffi eient indication of the esteem in which if . ;K . romitrv both . "V.ll AAA UAAy nA J,,tl, ' " . T Cilpt. A. . lit twrence, of Raleiirh s the gentlemanly and efticient Gen eral Agent for this State, and is assist- ed in his large business by our friend, Mr. A. AV. AVinston, than whom no young man in the State has a more intimate aeiiuaintance with insurance matters, Tom Evans moralizes in his Inde pendent as follows My friend, don't you put your heart too much on money. If you have any of that article, (I hav'nt) spend it as you have al ways done. Be generous and trust your neighbor and he'll be generous and trust you. JN nio times out of ten it will prove so, I tell you. I'm gambler enough to pitch the hist dollar in the 1h on Snn- day. It's a good investment. Beats interest in the banks to death. Now my rich old brother there, he, jicrchnuco, glo ries to God on Sunday, aud throAvs in (vn cents, and does it with n grunt at that. No wonder he's got the panic. Don't you catch it from him. my friend. Let's all quit talking about the thing, even if we havu't a cent in the pocket, aud let ns wear a liberal heart toward each other, and rluHhtimes will soon come again." The Holston Conference, at its ato session, adoped tho following res-olut ion: Iletoiiw-f. 1- That this Conference, through their delegates, do memoria lise the General Conference to assem ble in LouisA-lle, Ky., in May, 1874, to enact a laAv for the election of superintendents of Sunday-schools. 2. That in the opinion of this Conference, Sunday-school superinten dents should be nominated by the preacher in charge, ami elected by the Quarterly Conference annually. Send your Job work to the Ad-ocate Ofiice. Personal. The health of K'iiMmr William, of. Germany, is in a very precarious coiuli-' tion. i Pohi Pio Nono is critically ill and Iiim ' death is cxeetod any day. Ciiidinal Pecci, Archbishop of Perugia, is thought to Ik the coming Poik Alexander II. Stephens, lute Vice IVcs-i idcut of the lntc Southern Confederacy, is a meinher of the lower Roiim- of Congress. Ho is in feeble health, uses crutch- , cs and by the courtesy of the House, hud , the privilege of selecting his neat, without drawing for it as others do. General N. 15. Forrest, of Tennessee, a dashing cavalry commander in our late unpleasantness, has tendered his services t General Sherman, in case of hostility , with Spain. Col. John S. Mmby, the noted guerilla of the army of Northern Virginia, oll' red his services to Gen. Grant, and was proin--ised a command in the event of a war with Spain. Geu. Tom Benton Smith proposes to raise a regiment of .Ht! men between 1H and .15 years of age for service in Cu bit. Hon. Georg- H. Williams, who has Ui'ii npiHiintcd Chief Justice of the United States, is a native of New York but h:m lived for some years in Oregon, is a self made man. AViu. Tweed, although in the N penitentiary for 12 years, is delimit says lie will yet live to outride this si ti in. Ho Y. ami pp..- (VsjM-des, Pr ..ideiit of the Cuban Republic, has resigned on .account of ill health. Washington News. Hon. Mr. Rlaine wa:, re-elected of the House of Representative:.. iker Charles Summer at the opening of tho IT. S. Senate, again presented his civil-rights bill, and intends to insist upon iH passage during the session. Several bills have leen olV. red in Congress for the n-Mal of the bill passed List session increasing the pay of mendiers, known as the "buck salary -grab." Geo. II. Willi am., Attorney General of the Unit 'd States, has been ii).M.inl, d Chief Justice, and C .1. R. II. Ihcdou of Ky takes his place, (senah: vol, kntki u:i attorney ( Seiieral. Tin; Pn-sid -ut iuhii m -ssag favors resumption of specie payments, and mig-gest.s thai the time has come f.,r universal amnesty to all who engaged in any way ill the late rcU'llioii." Slate Matters. Hi' Lory T.iv.'i n Ii i n renting chili. Tin- S.disliiiry W'aUUnfin will lie i-Mii.-d Hi a tii weekly lit M year. - Tin (oi)iil T'-iiipl u.-i f Pin Imtii, will gi'H a'l.illii-r I'ti'i-n.-iiiiiMi'iil on C'liri-tni is eve. bllf-iilHtir.-eii, a ynutll uf (ill. -en h:u nv ceivc.l tli-f iiii(.iiiitnat ol I.-I.-khji'i oi.t.iI.) r il lJailanu. TL (ii'l-M-uro Kali- (oomii.Is uml linilil- iiick ivcrc so il n nlcr lorccl.i-nri' el iimrlg ii; lur $:!."iti:) have ur l-it- Kiil-.l Ic.iu Wilmiriloii direct tor Knn.Mi. Dir-ct trado ix what w.i iiecil. hill Arj was . wroii- hi Kc-ing that hII New Vnrk driimiiicrii t.ui. li m. On,' . Ironi the Jiiii7.i ol a Tui liorn h.,l.-l ll,. oilier day uul r.-ccivcii m-vi-rii brainoy. Mis;, lluuic Mas!.- of M:nlisni coiuily, boin uithnut iiiin-4 or lejrs, Imt sm-m.. 0 iiiort' tlnui onliiniry int-ll.-ct, 1 led recently a tin? nti of (i.'i. On Jn.sc.l, (;. 11-iiiicll, a Miigiiij .-Imm1 teacher, wnrk-il liiinvll inio KO,i ..r,.s o: Hie people of J.,v(! ('ivek. W.1M.131, nn.r-ri. d u young Lnly and it lia-vinc.i tr.n-piid lli.it lie h.id aii.nli-r wilt and si-vcrul tliildn-n liviiif; n.-nr Htutcyvillf Tins oIJ L'iimiii Hotel at liruli on, IS. C, h m been p.iM t u ili-noiiiiii.it inn r illed, 'Gin istians." tor tli pmp..M.i ol ntirlui sell 10I. Oil Tliaiik'giviiig day, a crowd ol law ter aud ollit-nin alien lance on K.nidotpb Cmift, went deer liiiniiiij;, b it made ti.il flint und k lied a )Uii-.i0'. L"vb uccuniiilaied on t'je rjnl or Mil II. Tale' huiice in Civi ndioro und lire ntw discovered therein just in time to i.tve tho buildni?. Kemarks.- tu rn down a new leuf , a id leave no leaves oil your roof. Special term ol Superior Court begun In Greennboro li'st Monday and will cunliiiiii' un- il docket U clcii ed. There are mm eral linn, dred civil and many ciiiniuul tas.-g lo be din-pi sed of. The young l.uli.-s und Kenileineii of llijjh point will ivc an cn;.-i lainuient .luring tl.n Chriiiinu.i lioliday.-i, tor the bciu-fll of Oxlnld Orpluin Ayhuu. Mr. AVni.S. llyuinu, mi 11 of Judge Uyunra, h-i abandoned tbe pmlWuiun uf law of wliirb he Was a bright oriiam tit, and i prep irin fur tlie Episcopal ministry. TI104. S. Poor who hn breu fmri Milton li nr 13 yeur.4, und wai mippuncd lu be dead put hi an Hppenrance a totv WL-ekvi ;;., likn another Knoi.h Arden. Hi wile having reaxou to believe the rumor ot IT. deit'i true married ngin eh only uter lhe war. ' Poor fello: Dr. Columbus Mills Differed confident - bio lo in the destruction of lii gin Iioumi 1 with lorty Inilert ol cut ton. The work ol un incendiary. ? i fire wan Ui.C'vcred it lhe ofiice of llie Southern Home, but was ex'iuguiehrd be 010 any great damage wag done. When Judge Loy den wa a young m. - aud had commenced tie- practice of law in Guilford county, na older lawyer and a m n of ability ard disiinction, who wm opptxod to him in a certain care, tin earned to "take Liut ' up aud put hint in hi picket" ,to wliich Mr. '' Boydeo replied thafil hp does lie will have - more lav in hi pocket than he ever hud lu his head." The kitchen and all of its content, of ; fJapt. J. F. J jlinston, of Mecklenburg county, ! were destroyed by fire lout wiek. f-'uppofi'il bi inndiriHm. A fecor.d Preffiy'-iTi 111 Cbu-ch b been 1 organized in Gharlott -PickDockpfs wire plentiful at thw Char- loti Fair and plied their work energetically. . -A comni.'tfe1 ha b"n TiTf.intd to C-"..".- 1 tract fortlieenp!'ion ol n Markrt Ilu in , Wilson, which will be built without delay. ; Mihuiig li the in m'h o S-pti-inber Khnwrd 4 redaction of nVn" '' 'inili-im in lhe na'-ionl debt, tbe momh of tlo' tier exhibit-d-n increase of ovr ihre iinllf-.n-i and nw lh oAicial dtuemen l r the p-xti in mih of N-ri'inb"r presents n increase ol v-r ;,ii,e mill ion, m ikinar the toul d-t.t. lew eh in the - - - . treasury. lecmi.er 1, 91, I-'',

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