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VOT ?TWF. IX.-NUMBER 1369.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
BOLD WO BB 8 F M O M HORACE
' WASHINGTON, May IL
The New York Tribune or to-day says: "Mr.
wilson consents, we ore sorry to see and say,
that the clause or his Army bill reducing the
forces to 25,000 men shall be stricken ont, on the
argument or southern senators that lc won't do
to take any troops from the South, and that of
Western senators that additional forces are need?
ed m the West to fight the Indians. It does not
appear to have been suggested to the Southern
gentlemen that a safer policy for their section
would be to ruie by love and amnesty rather
than fear and proscription. The Western sena?
tors will discover eventually what they do not ap?
pear now to know, that it is cheaper to feed than
to fight Indians. And as the people have forgot?
ten past animosities towards the rebels and
heartily favor redeeming their present promises
to the Indians, we suggest that the further mili?
tary occupation or the South and an.expensive
war in the West are not absolutely essential to
the well-being of the republic."
The nominal defeat of the North Pacific Rail?
road bill causes mnch comment. It was backed
by an immense lobby influence. This action ls
?not regarded as detrimental to the Southern
Pacific : Railroad, as the most objectionable
features in the former are not lu the latter bill.
In the Senate last night the Appropriation bill
was considered. An amendment appropriating
half a million for the new State Department pro?
voked an acrimonious debate on moving the cap?
itol, a plan for which, with haifa million to begin
with, Involves an expenditure of six millions.
To-day, by a vote of 41 to 16, the Senate adopted
the amendment. This is considered decisive
against a removal of the capitol.
Bills were introduced granting lands to the Ala?
bama and Tennessee Railroad Company, and for
subsidizing a semi-monthly steamship lino be?
tween New York and Chili, and other Pacido
ports, via Panama Railroad or other available
Five hundred thousand dollars was appropria?
ted for enlarging the Capitol grounds.
In the rouse the fllllbustering on the Pacific
Northern Railroad bill was not resumed, ?nt Orth
appealed to the House to have the bill referred to
a committee. Wheeler insisted on the right of
the majority to control legislation. The House re?
fused to order the bill to a third reading by
seventy-seven to ninety-one, and the bul and
. amendments were referred to the Committee on
jil bul was introduced to repeal the act of 1800,
authorizing Maryland and Georgia to levy a ton
. aage tax ou vessels; also for the better protection
of the Texas frontier.
Rjpabllean Royalty-Grant"* Break.
last-Table audi Horse Statbl es-Socle, j
ty atad Dresses, ?fcc.
TUE GRANT FAMILY.
The children, Nellie and Jesse, "go to
school at home." That ls to say, their teach?
ers come to them and set up"a miniature
school at the White House. Both. children J<
have the same teacher of English-a lady who J <
. "comes dairy, and Is with them from 9 till 12.30.
A French and a German teacher come on al- *
. t?mate days, and a music teacher for Nellie 1
Grant twice a week. Ou the second floor of 1
the White House ls a private parlor, fitted up
especially for the use of Mrs. Grant, to
which only Intimate acquaintances of the
family are Invited. The .furniture is
ebony, covered with blue salin-the hang?
ings of blue satin and lace. The pictures
and other adornments give this room a sump?
tuous look. Adjoining lt on one side ls a
spare room, with Alack walnut furniture and
light red trimmings. Adjoining lt on the | <
other side-at the extremity of the west end
of the mansion-with windows looking south
and west, ls Nellie Grant's room. This ls a
blue boudoir, fit for a princess, with a soft blue
-edeset strewn with rosebuds, and large clear
mirrors reflecting the tints and decorations of
the walls. Items: A low mattress bed, ma?
hogany frame with high headboard, six chairs,
a large marble topped centre table, a marble
wash staute, a graceful "what-not'' in the
corner loaded with knick-nacks, a picture of
playing kittens over' the mantel, and a coal
fire. Directly opposite his sister's room,
across the corridor, sleeps Jesse Grant. His
bed room ls nicely furnished-much like the
other, sr .ve that the trimmings are red, and
omitting a few mirrors and fancy articles. The
state bed-chamber is a magnificent apartment,
furnish.'d with rosewood and crimson satin,
and papered with purple and gold. Thebed
s??-&d, massive and high, is richly covered,
and canopied with damask curtains, pendant
from a glided hoop near the ceiling. On either
side of the bed are laid soft cushions for the
feet Two costly wardrobes, with full length
mirrors se', lu their doors, stand against the
walls. Two ann chairs, deeply cushioned,
and several other chairs, are disposed over the
thick velvet carpet, Mrs. Grant's writing desk
stands near a window. One of the curiosities
of the chamber is a cigar-case from China, In
laid with pearls and various kinds of wood,
presented to General Grant. The washstand
audits furniture are stained with purple de?
vices-national historical scenes, perched over
by the American eagle, ic.
TBE PRESIDENTIAL STABLES.
The White House sables are garrisoned, by ?
bisfe coachman and two colored grooms, one
of wi om acts as footman. Their livery con
?ste of coats of olive brown, garnished with
enormous silver buttons, plain pantaloons, top
boots, black stovepipe hats, with broad bands
and massive sliver buckles, and white gloves.
Tho stables, which are well-lighted, airy and
clean, stand in the southwest part of the
grounds, near the Navy Department. They
are built of brick, and divided into four com?
partments. The carriages fill one compart?
ment. There ale five vehicles-an open Eng?
lish hunting carriage, used by the family; a
Landau, used by the family; a top buggy
and a light road wagon, used" by the President
for fast driving; a basket phaeton for the
children, and a two-horse wagon for
rough ordinary use. The carriages bear
the monogram "U, 3. G." on the panels.
The harnees suspended in the carriage-room
is strong and serviceable, without mach or?
namentation. About haifa dozen saddles are
displayed, one of which, a Mexican saddle, is
heavily mounted with sliver. The stable pro?
per has three compartments, which accommo?
dates a Btnd of twelve horses. In one com
partment stands General Grant's war-horse,
Cincinnati, still used under the saddle, and oc?
casionally for carriage driving. He is a big
dark bay, thirteen years old, and has lost none
of his old "style" a^d majesty of movement
Next to bim are stalled St. Louis and Egypt,
tvojD fine carriage horses, and a filly nam?d Julie,
in the opposite compartment are Jesse's two
Shetland ponies, Billy Button and Reb-the lat?
ter the sire of Billy Button, These ponies a
driven with the basket phseton. Here,, too,
j are Marj and a black saddle pony called Jeff
Davis, a natural pacer and very fast, which
! the President sometimes mountB and skurries
: away witf^lnto the suburbs. The third oom
partaient contains two Hambletoman fillies,
Rebecca and.Loretta, foaled last spring. A
handsome two year old Hambletonlan colt, a
bright sorrel, occupies a large stall by himself.
The President expects great things from hin*.
Jennie, a blooded brood mare now with foal,
is kept In a building near the house.
WHEN GRANT TALXS.
The President ls glum enough In society, but
his eye lights up and his tongue becomes
loosed when, after dinner, he takes his Inva?
riable walk through the stables. Curtin and
Nesbit, the colored groome, grin cavernously
when the President comes, and descant upon
thc condition and prospects of the equine fold.
To them Grant, unbending, responds with pol?
ysyllabic effluence, talking horse willi happy
unreserve. Another occasion was a male party
at Forney's, when black: spirits and white,
blue spirits and gray, of politics, were incor?
porated in sk ins of as many hues. Members
of the Cabinet; foreign ministers and secre?
taries; senators and members of both parties;
newspaper correspondents o? the Radical, thc
"Conservativo Republican," tho Democratic,
and "Ku-Klux" press; clerks ol the two Houses
of Congress; tocal politicians; lobbyists; mu?
lattoes and negroes-all were assembled In a
grand stag party, free to scramble on the table
for supper, and under lt for sherry and cham?
pagne. Grant arrived unnoticed, and was
soon hobnobbing with his host and a number
of other gentlemen. Wi tn a cigar in one
hand and a glass of wine in thc other he found
his tongue going glibly under Forney's lubri?
- A WHITS HOUSE BREAKFAST.
Tha family at the White House rise early-at
7 or 7.30. Grant tolerates no valet, but draws
on his pantaloons and buttons his suspenders
with unassisted hands. Haply Le repairs to
the convenient bath-room to meet lils barber,
where the morning newspapers arc brought
to him.. Breakfast ls served from 8 to 6.30 In
the private dining-room on the main Door.
The meal ls substantial and good-for exam?
ple, a steak, potatoes, homo-made biscuit,
muffins and waffles, or "grite." The President
likes best the plainest food, and all are light
eaters. The entire family drink--coffee, in?
cluding Mr. Dent, who is now In his eighty
fifth year. The President stickies for prompti?
tude at thc breakfast table, and when any of
the family are late, wears a grave and re?
proachful countenance. At the breakfast table
old Mr. Dent occupies the first seat. The
President sits at the left. Mrs. Grant athis
right, NelUe Grant at the side of the President,
and Jesse beside his mother. The ascendancy
of the Dent above the Grant family, not only
in the White House, but elsewhere under the
aegis of the administration, has been remarked
as singular, Inasmuch as the favored Dents are
kindred of the President's wife, while the neg?
lected Grants aro the President's own blood
relations. One explanation ls cot very com?
plimentary to the abilities or manners of the
Grant family at large. But perhaps the best
explanation lies in the influence oxercised by
Hrs. Grant over her husband. Thc family Bit
tt breakfast about three-quarters of an hour.
Politics are never discussed at thc table;
hough the President, who carries his news?
papers there and Ungers over them, occa?
sionally otters a remark betraying his sensi?
tiveness to criticism.
THE NEW DOMINION.
OTTAWA, CANADA, May ll.
In the Senate to-day. thc Hon. Mr. Camp
teu, in reply to a question relative to thc with
Irawal of the British troops, Bald that the cor?
respondence was not complete; that the govern?
ment was remonstrating against the contemplat?
ed policy of the Imperial Govern meir. He might
say, however, that the view of the home govern?
ment was, that In ordinary times of peace Cana
la was jost as able to bear the expense of defence
IB the mother country. The home government
proposed to garrison Halifax and similar fort?n
cations, but inland fortifications would have to
ne garrisoned by Canadian volunteers.
RELIO IO US.
The Baptist Convention.
LOUISVILLE, May ll.
The Baptist Convention, after adopting
unanimously a resolution adverse to co-operation
with Northern Baptiste, adjourned.
The Methodist Conference.
. BALTIMORE, say il.
The General Methodist Protestant conference
adopted the report of the Executive Committee
regarding oertillea:lon of preachers' licenses, and
the admission of probatkmists to full membership
at the option of preachers. The Cbnrch Register
Many of the bishops have signed a letter ex?
pressing a desire te consummate reunion, and
their willingness todo anything to this end that
did not involve a sacrifice of principle.
The conference adopted the following : "No
minister shall celebrate matrimony contrary to
to our Lord's decision In Mathew xix, verse 9."
GEORGIA JOTTING 9.
AUGUSTA, May li.
The Floral Exhibition of the Cotton States
Agricultural Association was opened to-day. An
?ration was delivered by Rev. Charles w. Howard.
Abont two thousand strangers are in attendance.
The morning papers report that Norri*, the
military Bherla* of Warren County, who was ar?
rested for receiving bribes, has been carried to
Atlanta by order of General Terry.
The annual convention of the stockholders or
he Georgia Railroad adjourned to-day. John P.
iCing was re-elected president*
RADICAL ROW IN RALEIGH.
RALEI'JII, May ll.
The Republican State Convention assembled
Hereto-day. Over three hundred delegates are
present, of whom twenty-four are colored. There
has been squabbling all day about the permanent
chairmanship between the friends of senators Ab?
bott and Pool, the candidates. Pool was at last
chosen. The delegates are very disorderly, abd
the proceedings are diversified by on occasional
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Mrs. MoFarland-Rlohardsoh will publleli her
story tn the Tribune.
The steamer Lloyd Aspin wall, released hy the
Spanish authorities, sailed from Havana yes?
Smallpox of a malignant form prevails at Hav?
ana and many Interior towns.
A Toronto dispatch of yesterday's datesayB lt
la feared that Sir John.'A. McDonald will die In a
few hours. J
Mrs. McFarlaud-Rlchardsoa'B history of herseir
by herself, mle nine columns of the New York
' At a meeting of tks Woman's Suffrage Associa?
tion, held in New York yesterday, and presided
over by'Henry Ward Beecher,'resolutions con?
demning the verdict lu the Jnry In the McFarland
trial were passed.
SERIOUS TROUBLES IN PARIS.
Barricades Carried at the Point of thc
PARIS, May ll-Noon.
The troubles In the city last evening were
more serious iban was anticipated, and thc au'
thorities were forced to make a heavy display of
force in order to restore order. Tiie barricades
which had been erected In Belleville district were
stubbornly defended by the rioters, although
they were subsequently carried by thc soldiers at
tharpoint of the bayonet. Several perBons were
Killed and wounded among the rioters as well as
among the troops.
During thc night other engagement took plat
in which a number of soldiers, policemen a-1 i
citizens were killed.
Belleville district was occupied during the
night by the military In gre t force, and no one
was allowed to pass through the lines. The po?
lice made several charges upon thc crowds of peo?
ple which had collected out of curiosity. In some
casessluugshots and swords were used, anda
nnniber of persons were seriously hurt. They
were chiefly those who had nothing to do with
the dLsorder. Thc police and the rioters used
firearms freely, but the troops made no general
use of them. Once during the night a company
.of cavalry was assailed with a shower or stones,
and, becoming exasperated, fired on the assail?
ants. This ls thc only instance In which the
troops departed from their determination un: to
use their firearms except in the last resort.
The workingmen are out In greater force thau
on any previous occasion. <.
Perfect order was restored before daylight, and
now there are no signs of trouble. The govern
r?en:, however, has not relaxed Its precautions
against disorders. *?
Opinm and Religions Grants.
LONDON, May ll.
The resolution against raising a large por?
tion of the revenue from opium was defeated in
the House of commons.
A committee was appointed to inquire by what
tenure Catholic and Anglican Institutions hold
Victory of thc Sappho.
LONDON, May IL
The Amorican yacht Sappho was victorious In
the race to-day. Her opponent, the Cambria, re?
turned to Cowes without rounding the stake
THE VIRGINIA BATTLE-FIELDS.
THEIR PRESENT ASPECT.
Where the Palmetto Troops Fought and
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
HENDERSON'S HOUSE. I
BULL Ben BATTLR-FIKI.?, May 4. \
Your correspondent arrived at Fairfax this
morning, and, rambling through that ancient
and dilapidated burg, he beheld the Southern
Memorial Cemetery, and the long eastern
slopes where tho Palmetto boy3 camped so
many weeks, drilling and picketting and skir
mlsiiing In tho very tectji of the Grand Army.
Thc silence of these bills weighed oppressively
when contrasted with the multitudinous life
there apparent bul eight short "years ago. On
the road to Centreville utter desolation and
decay was evident, sud a few solitary cliimnics
marked thc places where hut and mansion
alike had disappeared in masses of weed
covered ruins. The grout rippling linc of batte?
ries and rlfllo-plts, which were reared on Cen?
treville- heights In 18G2, were yet standing
almost intact, looking grimly down thc widen?
ing miles of road, stretching over silent hills
and through voiceless valleys toward Alexan?
dria. But the flags had long been lowered,
and the black "dogs of war" carried to other
fields. But amid these sad souvenirs of thc
past it was pleasant to see the fresh upbring?
ing of the carly grain and the p'romising fer?
tility of the new-sown fields. The plain on ?
the right of the Bull Run road, so long occu?
pied by the First South Carolina Brigade, was |
freshly broken np for a wheat field. But here
and there on the route were rcmaloB of picket ,
hute and the stockade of the tents, scarcely
perceptible Bave as green ridges In tho rank
grass. This road was battled for until a fit i
ransom for an empire was-poured out on Its 1
flinty surface; butnow it is a mere farm lane,
leading to a fence drawn squarely across it, no
moro a highway, but a cul-de-sac.
Crossing thc Run on the debris of thc Stone
Bridge, we ascended a little way to where the
little detachment of the 4th Regiment deployed
in the face of twelve advancing Federal regi?
ments, massed on the opposite hills, and mul?
tiplied their firing and magnified their
strength, until Tyler thought that thc main
army confronted him there. The rest of the
4th, with the Mississippians and Wheat's gitnB.
swung into linc near Carter's, and met and re?
pelled the first onslaught of the powerful flank?
ing columns. The contest in these woods was
deadly. The Federals charged again and again
OD this little band, which meanwhile swept the
ground with rapid volleys, until overborne by
numbers, and melting under the convergent
fire of cannon, they gave back; but their
work was done, the sontltorn left was safe,
and thc impetus and elan of thc attack was
deadened. It has been well said that the
4lh South Carolina fought thc first hour of
the batUe, The Pittsylvanla house ls a
moss of rui?s now, and thc undergrowth
hos sprung up luxuriantly under, the trees and
In the fields about. But thc tide of battle soon
rolled to the base of the plateau above Young's
Branch-thc columns of attack became lines of
assault, the Confed?rate lines bent as llie blues
clutched footholds on the crest, and expand?
ing, swept them off again. The nampton
Legion grappled with a brigade near the road,
swaying back and forth like two strong men
wrestling-Kershaw and Cash pressed the
United State regulars near Sudley-and amid
all this hot and disastrous collision, the bteady
fire of Kemper's and other batteries crashed
across the valley to Sherman aud Griffin,
greeting. Ia thc little yardof Robinson's house
lay 114 dead and wounded, blue and gray. And
the superb double battery of tl"} Federal army
had gained a position on thc plateau. Bee had
fallen, and Bartow also; gaps were opening In
Jackson's "stone-wall'' brigade, and thc day
was going badly for the army. Suddenly, un?
expectedly, came help to the hard-pressed,
and panic to tho Federals, and l,the war was
carried into Rome." The surry flag disappear?
ed from the hills, the wrecked regiments
streamed down and away on the Sudley road -
a sharp attack of fire regiments with the 2d
and 8th South Carolina, whirled them back
from a new defensive Hue, aud tho anny of
the Potomac was routed.
There has been bul little change In Ute phy?
sical formation ortho Held since, lh.it eventful
Sabbath. The soil was uot worth fighting (or.
The fruitless sterility or the red ??ay allows but
scant tufts of grass io cover it, and caunot as?
pire to richer products. Perhaps this is weil,
and this sacred hill may not be made common,
as other hills, by a garniture or rustling oom.
A little cairn marks the spot where General
Bee fell, and another pile of stones tells where
Bartow went down. Iiis marble monument
was long ago carried away, piecemeal, by
relic-seekers. A rade monument of red sand?
stone has been reared near thc focal point of
Hie battle, at the Henry house, but the storms
of five years have caused lt to settle and cant
over to a toppling position, soon, perhaps, to
fall. Just on the slope near by we found some
flattened bullets and a rusty fragment ol'shell,
and here and there over thc field a little de?
pression and a richer green grass marked the
trenches where thc dead wore buried-the dead
of two battles. Many Northern soldiers have
boen removed to Arlington,and some Southern?
ers to their homes; but there seems something
fitting in the Idea that these heroes should rest
on the spot which they have consecrated
by their valor; sleeping, not on Confederate
soil, not on the territory of a vassal State, but
in the heart of the American land, on that
field which was at once thc Marathon and the
Chceronea of the Union. PsLKRCt.
TBE i 8AYAKXAH TALLEY RAIL?
Popular Approval of thc Enterprise in
Edgeileld and Abbeville.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
A large and enthusiastic meeting of the citi?
zens of Abbeville and Edgcflcld was held at
Dom's Gold Mine, on the 7th May, inst, to
take Into consideration thc proposal to revive
thc Savannah Valley Railroad project, in re?
sponse to the letter of President Millot, of the
Port Royal Railroad.
Wm. K. Bradley was called to the chair, and
R. A. Turner and W. L. Parks were appointed
On motion of G. D. Tilman, a committee of j
twenty-one was appointed by thc chair to pre?
pare business for the meeting. Thc committee
consisted of thc following narar1 gentlemen :
0.1). Tilman. Dr. J. Vv. Hearst, Dr. J. ll. Jen?
nings, Major J. A. Talbert, Dr. J. C. Lanier,
Colonel G. MeD. Miller, L. W. White, R. R.
Hemphlll, J. L. Slbcrt, R. W. Lites, S. J.
Tompkins. John Lyrn, E. A. Series, C. C. Cor
ley, Landon Tucker, John E. Bradley, Henry
McCoslau, Dora Jay, Adam Wiseman, W. B.
Dom and John McCaslon.
After deliberation, Mr. Tilman, as chairman
of committee, reported the following preamble
and resolutions for.-the consideration of the
Whereas, The President of the Port Royai
and Augusta Railroad Company bas expressed
a desire to extend said road to Anderson
Courthouse, either by reviving thc old Savan?
nah Valley Railroad charter, or by obtaining a
now charter, and has solicited the co-operation
ol the local inhabitants along the line of said
road; now wc, a large number of those inhab?
itants, in public meeting assembled, at Dom's
Mine, "th May, respond as follows :
1. Resolved, That we itavc learned with pe?
culiar pleasure of thc proposal to extend thc
Port Royal Railroad to Anderson; that wc will
assist in thc construction of said road with a
hearty good will by performing all the labor
and subscribing ail the stock ourimpovcrished
means will allow.
2. Resolved, That we will cheerfully grant
thc right of way gratis through our lands, ex?
cept where cxi raordlnary damages may bc
done to buildings, in which case nothing but
impartial compensation will bo required.
3. Resolv?d. That thc president and Tl;rec?
tors ol the Savannah Valley Railroad Com?
pany are hereby requested to call a meeting
ol thc stockholders of the company as soon as
practicable, and we would suggest Abbeville
Courthouse as the place, and Tuesday ofter the
first Monday in June next as the'time, nnd
that all persons friendly to the building of the
Savannah Valley Railroad, bc respectfully in?
vited to attend said meeting.
4. Resolved, That a copy of thc preamble
and resolutions bc sent by the chairman of this
meeting to thc president of the Port Royal
In presenting thc preamble and resolutions,
Mr. Tilman advocated their adoption, followed
by Messrs. White, Hompliill and J. E. Bradley,
of Abbeville, in stirring, eloquent and humor?
ous speeches, after which thc preamble and
resolutions were put to the meeting and unan?
- Great enthusiasm prevailed. The railroad
ball was set iu motion, which wc hope will
never cease rolling until we hear thc whistle
ol thc locomotivo.
On motion of Dr. J. H. Jennings, it was
Resolved. That a copy of thc proceedings of |
this meeting be sent to the Abbeville, Ander?
son, Edgelleld, Augusta and Charleston papers
W. K. BRADLEY, Chairman.
HUSOS IS CLARRRDOS.
' ' ROM Ol-R OWN CORRBSPONDENT.]
MANNING, May 3.
It seems that thc South Carolina Central
Railroad will bo constructed at an early day
at least there arc many reasons for believing
the enterprise will be a success. It is report?
ed that certain parties, who will bc benefltted
thereby, have formed a ring to cause the road
to pass some three miles to the oast of Man?
ning. The charter ol* thc road expressly lays
down Manning as one ol the points to which
ttie road ls to run. Ii thc road should not
touch this point, our town will be Injured more
than benefltted by lt. Should this rumor turn
out true thc matter will not rest there, but will
be thoroughly Investigated. The engineers
surveying tho line for the contemplated road
are not distant more limn live miles southeast
Thc darkies had a May-party in the Court?
house on last Monday evening, and deported
themselves quite boisterously until a late hour
of the night Under the Inspiriting influence
of thc music, the presence of the many dusky
damsels, and tho effects (lt ls feared) of a few
drops ol'"old rye,'' two gallant chevaliers of
ebon herc had a set-to, in which one ot them
with a wooden leg, who rejoice?Jn the name
of Hercules Boyd, was knocked between two
benches and pretty severely pounded by his
antagonist. It la noticeable that drunkenness
ls largely on the increase among the negroes
about, this place.
A temperance society has boen organized
here quite recently, intemperance ls on Hie
increase, and it is hoped thc soolety will ac?
complish much good. I am told that tho
pledge is to abstain from Intoxicating liquors,
except siceti cit'er.
Thc weather nt this time ls excellent for
crops, though quite recently the nights were
too cool for cotton, which is backward in get?
ting up. FRANZ.
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-By way of xivlutr a lal ?tb to his Atlanta or
Kum, Bullock pubusltrts in the Era ami Intel?
ligencer, spread out over nearly two columns ami
a half of those papers, a list of the persons iu
(ieorjru whose [lo.itb'.tl disabilities have been re
inovo.l by Congress, In accordance with the Four?
teenth amendment of the constitu? lon. This is
the first Instance we know of lu which the ninnes
of amnestied Citizens in any of the Kombera
States have lieen advertised at the expense or the
State. The advertisement ls marked to be insert?
ed four times, and at regular advertising rates
will give a nice little lee to the Incorruptible At?
-The London Times nndvstands that thc warn
lng to Germiui capltaus.s' against American*
bonds cam ? front the North Gormen Consul at
THE METHO DIST ?PJSCOPAL
QUADRENNIAL ADDRESS OF THE BISHOPS.
An Earnest Pastoral Letter.
To the General Conference of thc M. E. Church.
BELOVED BRETHREN-We would join you in
devoted thanksgiving to God that another
quadrennial session of your body has occur?
red. Representing, as you do, all parts of our
wide field of labor, conversant with their con?
dition and wants, and Invested with authority
over the whole church, we beg respectfully
to remind you of the importance of prayerful,
vigilant and impartial attention to thc duties
of your delicate and responsible position. We
trust that the subjects which may bc brought
before you will be discussed and decided as
in the Immediate presence of God, and with
direct reference to the welfare of the whole
With profound emotion we announce to you
that since your last session, our venerable and
beloved colleague, Joshua Seule, has departed
this life. His death occurred in Nashville,
Tennessee, March C, 1867, in the 87th year of
his life, and the 70th year of his itinerant
ministry. In many respects Bishop Soitlc was
a remarkable man. At the time of his death
lie was. probably, the oldest travelling preach?
er in America, it not iu the world: and was
tims the connecting link between tue Metho?
dism of Wesley and Asbnry and thal; of the
present day. Throughout his whole ministe?
rial life, ho was eminently devoted to God,
and employed exclusively In the servlco of the I '
church; oltcu filling positions of the highest
responsibility, and always honorably and use- j1
fully. His m iud was clear and vigorous, his '1
deportment dignified, and his whole course
was marked by consistency, purity and un- 1
swerving fidelity to principle, whether view- '
ed as a man, a Christian or u minister, or as 1
filling the highest office In the church for for?
ty-three years, hts character deserves to bc
held in thc highest esteem, and his memory to
be perpetuated In the history of the church.
We devoutly thank God for such a man, and
for Uic gifts and grace which rendered bis
eventful lifo so useful, his declining years and
closing day so beautifully serene, so sublimely
Thc past four years have abounded with
trials to thc church you represent, especially
in those portions of tue country which suffered
most by military devastation during the lute
war, and by ecclesiastical Interference with
our church property. But it ls a matter of de?
vout gratitude that poverty and persecution
even unto stripes and death in somo cases
bave only tested and Increased thc attachment
and fidelity of our ministers and tho general
body of our membership to the church. The
Itinerant preachers, although very meagerly
supported, have in general, been faithful to
their ordination vows, and have persevered,
as best they could, In performing their duties.
By the blessing of God this hos resulted in the
maintenance of our itinerant system, and the
steady and increasing prosperity of all the en?
terprises of thc church. Even where wc had
suffered most we are rapidly regaining our
former ground.anti in many sections extending
our borders and multiplying our membership.
Seosous of refreshment from the presence of J
the Lord have come upon the people, and
thousands have been convened and added to
Wc rejoice, also, to report that the greatest
nulty and harmony exist throughout the whole
connection. It has beon truly said that ''Me?
thodists, all over thc world, are one iu doc?
trine; so that, however widely scattered and
differing in other respects, they present the
peculiarity of agreeing cordiaUy In the great
doctrine of Christianity. And as thc members
of our communities are a unit In faith, so, also,
there is scarcely any disagreement among them
as to our church polity. Their prevalent desire
ls that both bc preserved-thc former Intact, tho
latter, If altered at all, to bc modified so far
only as to make it more effective in accom?
plishing tho original purposes of Methodism.
This is seen in the fact that wn have quietly
passed what is Justly regarded in all forms of |
government a great crisis, In the adoption of a
new element into our system. We allude to
flic Introduction of lay representation Into thc
annual and general conferences. This impor?
tant change lu our economy was not a peace
offering, rendered necessary for thc preserva?
tion of the unity and peace bf the church, from
the attacks of a dissatisfied and refractory
membership, but was proposed and effected
by the nearly unanimous voice of the laity,
botlt believing that the time had fully come
when it would enhance the effectiveness of the
ehurch and thc glory of Christ.
In attestation bf the approval of the whole
church of tills measure, wo are gratified to see
in tills body so large a number of lay dele?
gates, representing the intelligence, piety and
strengt li of the connection, we are sure that
wc express the feelings of i heir clerical asso?
ciates and of the entire church In welcoming
them to their seats, and we shall gladly share
with them the labors and responsibilities of ]
this chief council of the church.
It may not be amiss in tins connection lo
suggest that excessive legislation ls too com?
mon In all deliberative bodies. Laws and
usages, generally understood and approved,
should not be changed hastily; or, if changed
at all, only from a conviction of a greater utili?
ty of thc change. Nor is lt prudent to alter
even a recent enactment until lt ls practically
demonstrated to be necessary to do so. This
caution wc would respectfully apply to the
regulations under which lay representation
lias been introduced. Would it not be Judi?
cious to learn by experience what modifica?
tions. If any, may be necessary, rather than
risk thc success of the system by hasty at?
tempts to Improve ic ?
The efficiency of thc Church of Christ must
result from His gifts and grace, and the Gene?
ral Conference can reasonably expect to do
but little to increase it by merely prudential
means, except as these intend to increase its
spiritual life. It le your first duty, therefore,
to ascertain Hie real condition of the church
in this respect, In order to correct what may
be wrong, and supply what may be needed for
this great end. Your attention is earnestly
Invited to a careful examination into its spiri?
tual state, and of the means and measures
likely to> contribute to this, its highest, most
Without intending a disparaging comparison
between the piety of tho present day and of j
our fathers In the carly days of Methodism, we
feel lt right to Bay that we are deficient as to
several matters which were formerly regarded
os olds and tests ot' Methodist ic piety. We al?
lude, especially to the neglect of class and
prayer-meetings, of lasting and abstinence, of
family and secret prayer, and the indulgence
in worldly pleasures. lu some, if not all of
these things, we fear our people, not to Bay
our preachers, too, arc all below the pattern
set us by thc piety of our fathers in other days.
We do not mean that this declension ls univer?
sal, but gladly admit there are large numbers
who exhibit thc ancient marks of Methodistlc
piety in au Intelligent and ardent devotion to
God, and in firm attachment to our doctrines
and discipline. The action of the last general
conference modifying the rule on class-meet?
ings, BO that attending them should not be a
condition of church membership, has been
construed, unfortunately, by some as abolish-*
ing them?. We do uot so understand it; and
wc regan! these meetings to be so promotivo
of the spiritual prosperity of the ehurch, and
so essential to the efficient working or our
economy, that we are very reluctant to m
them fall, in any measure, into disuse. While
attendance upon those meetings ls uot a con?
dition ot membership, yet, wo do not consider
that pastors have been released from thc ap?
pointment and oversight of leaders, olasses,
and at least a quarterly visitation and report.
We recommend to the General Conference the
consideration of this subject, in connection
with a pastor's duty.
Wc luvite your attention, specially, to the
subject ol' family religion and tho Christian
training of children. Its iinporutnco canuot
bo over-esiimaled. Regular family worship,
morning and night, accompanied with the con?
secutive reading or the Scriptures, is BO moral?
ly lit, reasonable and salutary, that to us il
scorns strange that the heads of Christian ram?
illes canfeclgulltlcsa lu neglecting it. While
we rejoice In the greatly increased interest ex?
hibited in behalf, nf Sunday schools, wo are
sure ttiat there cnn be no substitu?a tor relig?
ious training iu til? huntly. The Impress,
whether for good or evil, by family Instruction
and example ls indelible, in Hie home circle
is found a domestic and patriarchal church:
tho training school of the kingdom oi Christ;
lue pledge ?iud foretaste of mo bllsa of the
Indulgence In worldly and fashionable diver?
sions ls another great enemy ol' earnest piety
which is Invading thc church, and throat*
to estrange our children from us. Danell
particular, whatever plausible excuses m:
pleaded for it, ls destructive to the growtt
to say the very existence of spiritual rell
in those who delight to indulge in Jt. C
rally, it is a species of .'reveling,'' conder
and forbidden by thc Word or God. and its
dency Is evil only.
In Immediate connection with thc spir
welfare ol thc church, the great and onl'
fectual remedy for most if not all our defli
des as a Christian people, ls an Increase o
ward, genuine, scriptural holiness. We
that the doctrine of Perfect Love, which c
out fear and purifies the heart, and is
"measure of tho stature of the fulness
Christ,"' as taught in the Bible and expia!
and enforced in our standards as a distinct
practicable attainment, is too much overloc
and neglected, i his was a prominent th.
in the discourses ol' our fathers; and alik
their private conversation as in their minie
tions, thoy urged religious people to "go o
chis perfection"' of sanctifying love. Thc
vivais which followed their ministry were
superficial or ephemeral. Their genuinei
and power were proved by the ho?y lives
triumphant death of the converts. If we wi
bc like them In power and usefulness we rr
resemble them In holy consecration. Nott
ls so much needed at the present time throu
out all these lands as a general and powe
revival of scriptural holiness.
Wc regret that we have not been able to
tend our foreign missionary work since
body assembled last, owing to the want
funds. Indeed, after all the efforts which h
been made, wc have not liquidated in full
Did debt contracted during the late war. Th
ls, however, a strong probability that this v
rleslrnble result will bo accomplished bel
long. Our domestic missions have rnultipll
inti with increasing awfulness. Your utt
Lion ls particularly invited to thc great and
lectual door now open in the West. From
mouth ot thc Kansas Uiver to the Golden G:
from the Rio Grande to Puget's Sound, th
ls a Held becoming populous more rap!
than any in which our fathers labored in il:
lay. ' No louder call has ever faller on the
al Ibo ministry than that which comes to
from this vost region. Other forms of
llgion, some of them corrupt, arc press
their missions with astonishing vigor,
along the line of the Union and Pacific R
road they have secured real estate; and
many places they already have church edifi
on commanding sites. They lavish money
gRlnlng a foothold there, where, lu the cou
of a few years, as they foresee, there will
populous and enterprising communities. lit
of tho population will be from our own count
and In sympathy with us; yet, up to l
moment, we bavo done nothing toward i
occupancy of tho country. Your bishops i
receiving repeated and most urgent calls
men. But In tho very nature ot tho case
can send no men, unless tho church at hoi
will Bend money to meet the first expenses
curred. Thia ls all properly missionary gron
at present, Including Oregon and Southe
California. In Central California the work
for the most part, self-sustaining, and, indee
prepared to aid the common enterprises of t
church. We feel well assured that money c
pended on the great field will yield as rich
harvest as has ever boen gathered from sui
The subject of education is one of generali
tercet and prime Importance, and no intel
irent philanthropist, patriot or Christian c
(eel indifferent to lt. Viewed either in its I
tellectual, moral or religious aspects, lt ria
luto grand proportions and is invested wi
powerful intluence. The impolicy of multipl
lng colleges under tho patronage of anni
conferences must be evident to iii ORO who a
acquainted with the present condition of mai
of those already in existence. In wieldli
aright this great agency, there must be mo
foresight, and concentration of effort and lib
rat i ty. Let those Institutions to which we a
already committed be encouraged with the I
creased effort to endow and sustain them. L
a higher grade of scholarship be established
them, and thu most earnest spirit of relight
be cultivated by o Ulcers and students,
there be those which cannot sustain the rar
of collegiate establishments, they must be co
tent with a lower position.
Til? proper training of young ministers is
matter of nigh and acknowledged Importune
How this may oe best and soonest accomplisi
id will claim your most thoughtful consider
Lion. We oommend the subject to your can
The inadequate support furnished, in man
parts of thc connection, to tho preachers rei
iilariy engaged In the pastoral work, and tl
consequences which must follow if this ev
bc not remedied, will not fall to bo noticed t
you. Wc must perpetuate an itinerant mini
try, te para ted to the holy office, and const
crated to the care of souls, with all of time an
thought and energy devoted to their sole an
appropriate work. But to enable them to i
this the church must make pro vi. on for
proper supply of their wants. While afforc
ns pleasure to say that in roost of our wl?
Seid ot operations there has been witnessed
decided improvement, yet there ls no doubt c
the fact that In oome sections there ls still
jreat amount of negligence in raising th
means of support, and of consequent pri vatio
and suffering among tho preachers. Do nc
the members of the church need to be speclall
Instructed and trained In this class of religion
Our attention has been of late years arresl
ed by the inadequate supply of young mei
offering themselves to the work of the minis
try, cither lor thu home or tho foreign mission
arv work. May we not assume ? that Christ
the Redeemer of all men, the Intercessor fo
all, does call men to thc holy office, In num
bers sufficient to the demands of His cause ii
the world ? Thc fault must bo with us. Hov
soon would an Increase of piety and zeal li
the church supply the remedy for this delicien
cy ? What can bc done to arouse our wholi
communion to united, fervent prayer to "Un
Lord of the harvest that He will send fortl
laborers Into Hil vineyard ?"
You will consider, of course, with great care,
the whole Sunday-school Interest, which, w?
are happy to say, has assumed a magnitude
and Importance never before known in thc
history ol the Southern Methodist Church. We
think you may find it practicable to adopt
measures that will secure a uniform scheme
of instruction, with texts furnished at om
publishing house, together with the enlarge?
ment of thc Sunday-School Visitor, and pos
sb ly, in addition to that paper, tl ic publication
ol a monthly Journal adapted to teachers and
the older classes ot pupils. It is very desira?
ble thai, there should be an lmprovem -nt both
In the character and price of the books pre?
pared for the use of bunday-school libraries.
We recommend the appointment of a suitable
person to be specially entrusted with the
oversight of (hese vital interests.
The literature of thc church will not be over?
looked by you. We cannot consent to surren?
der to others tho vast power and influence
wielded by the press; no church can safely do
so. In proportion to thc potency of this influ?
ence ls thc solemn obligation resting on us to
guard and guide the press. It must maintain
a high religious tone-neither subsidized by
wealth or power nor perverted by ambition to
partisan and political purposed. It should aim
steadily at conserving the connectionallsm of
the church, and be committed to trustworthy
and competent men who love the whole church
too well to put In peril her unity and peace.
We should hall with rapture the day that saw
a first-class religious and literary newspaper
In every Methodist family, and our standard
works in every library.
There is, allow us to add, pressing need of
greater facilities for procuring our standard
literature on the Pacific slope. Our church
has suffered greatly from the difficulty of ob?
taining even a hymu book and discipline. If,
in your wisdom, any relief can bc afforded, a
great want will be supplied. We congratulate
you upon tho ability and fidelity of those to
whom the Journalism of the church has been
entrusted during tho past four years; and es?
pecially upon the energy, ability and success
of the agent and of the editor ot' thc publish?
ing house. They deserve the highest com?
mendation. The prosperous condition ortho
publishing Interests under control ol' the Gene?
ral Conference ls matter ot' special gratifica?
tion, and of high import to the future develop?
ment of the church.
?uoii alter the last session of your body the
bishops proceeded Lo carry into effect the plan
atlopted for the religious benefit of our colored
members. The effort met with the approval
and concurrence of many of them, notwith?
standing the prejudices which were attempted
-too successfully lu many instances-to be In?
stilled Into their minds against us. A gi cat
number of them still retain their attachment
to thufChurch and ministry that had in the Hast
bestowed BO much attention and labor anon
their religious Instructions, and through whose
instrumentality they had been elightened and
converted. Still, It ls tme, that many thus dla
posed have been alienated from our commun?
ion bj political and ecclesiasticinfluences.
Conformably to the wish of tho last General
Conference, "we have organized and presided
over annual conferences, composed exclu?
sively of colored members, have formed forty
five districts, with circuits and stations, in
all of which, with a few exceptions in which
white preachers have volunteered to act as
supplies, our colored brethren are pcrformlno
the ditties of presiding elders and pastors. The
principal fields of these operations extends
through portions of Georgia, Tennessee, Ken?
tucky, Mississippi, Kansas, Louisiana, Alabama,
South Carolina and Florida, and ls widening by
applications for the organization ol new con?
ferences. The colored preachers have con?
ducted themselves, both in their annual con?
ferences and In tho exercise of their pastoral
duties, co as to win the confidence and co-ope?
ration of those of their white brethren who
have become best acquainted with their de?
partment. It is our purpose, unless otherwise
advised by your body, to call a general con?
ference, to be holden next winter, for the pur?
pose of organizing them into an entirely sepa?
rate church, and thus enabling them to become
their own guides and governors.
The snggostlon ol district meetings, origi?
nating at the last sessien of the General Con?
ference, has been practically adopted, under
the sanction of the annual conferences', with
signal benefit to the cause ot religion. At
these meetings the lay representatives to the
annual conferences nave been elected; the
leading minds of the church, lay ft well as
clerical, have been brought together, impres?
sed and moved with new zeal; (be bishops, as
far as they could find the opportunity to at?
tend, have had a new and important field of
Influence opened to them, and the results have
been of great value to all thc prominent Inter?
ests of the church, spiritual as well as econ o ni?
In conclusion, dear brethren, we pray earn?
estly that the plentiful enrichment of the
'?spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound
mind," may rest upon you in all the delibera?
tions and decisions of thc present session
tho first of tho kind lu the annals oi Metho?
dism. Could we take you up the shining
mount of vision and show you the vast and
grand future before the Methodist Epis?
copal Church, South ; the sublime pos?
sibilities which await development in
the ages to come, and which, as their
condition, ask for unswerving fidelity to
Christ and thc solemn trust Ho bas
placed in your hands for the wcrld,
you would need no loftier inducement to the
patient, resolute, prayerful discharge of the
duties Imposed upon you as the representa?
tives of the entire church. That the Divine
counsel may guide you In all things, ls our de?
vout and constant prayer.
fi. 0. ANDREW,
G. F. PIE HOE*,
H. H. KAVANADOH,
W. M. WIGHTMAN,
E. M. MARVIN,
D. 8. DOGGETT,
H N. MCTTEIRR.
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