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VOL XXXVTI-NO. 11
KNOX VILLE. TENN.: WEDNESDAY. JUNE 9, 1575.
WHOLE NO. 1&83
Dedication of the Magnificent Temple
in New York.
New York, June 2. The dedicatory
ceremonips of the new Masonic Temple in
this city begun this a. h. with a procession
of Masons, which was probably the largest,
most imposinn mid mott important civic
display yet witnessed here. In all direc
ting along Ilroadway and Fifth avenue
and tho principal streets near these leading
thoroughfare Sag and bunting wi-re hung
to the breeee, and everything indicated a
gala day as the time for the procession
came on. The ttrects and windows, and
doorsteps of houses on the line of inarch
were tilled witli people. Twenty six di
visions, into which tlie participants in the
procession had been divided, look up their
places in admirable order and with milita
ry promptitude in tlio various streets, be
ginning with Ninth end ending with Nine
teenth, abutting on Fifth avenue, tho right
of each Division resting, in each caso, on
The Grand Lodge of F. & A. 51., uf tho
Slate of New York, met this afiernoon at
the new Masonic Temple. The Grand
Master, Edward E. Thorne, presiding '
The proceedings opened with a prayer
by tho ltev. ISrotiier Schoonniaker.
Grand Master Thorne delivered an ad
dress, in which he alluded to tho elevation of
the Prince of Wales to the Grand Master
chair of Knelnnd; to the erection of a Ma
sonic Templo in Italy, at the dedication of
which JUnnotti tmnbaldi, who was initi
ated in Tompkin's Lodge of New York, of
ficiated. Ppeakingof the dedication of the
new temple, he congratulated tho craft on
tho tino building they now own, and their
flourishing prospects, lie then feelingly
alluded to the death of tho Past Grand
Musters Jno. H. Anthony, who died inOo
tuber last; Head, of Pennsvlvania : S. H.
Pcott, of Pennsylvania: McGihhon, of
Maryland, and (irand Mister Wilson, of
Canada. He said fourteen lodges had been
installed during tho year. lie expressed
his approval ot the creator part of the pro
posed amendments to tho constitution. He
closed the address with u list of decisions
given throughout Etho yoar. The address
was referred to a spocial committee.
The annual report of the Grand Secretary
was presented, showing that during the
year 4.8'J'J brethren were initiated and 1,-
10 j amlmte.l. lho total number el mem
bors up to May 1st was 81,8'.i;. The Grand
Treasurer reported the receipts of the year
to be S'J'.t,93J, and tho expenditures, $'.);,-
401. The Trustees of the Hall an J Anvlutn
Fund reported the receipts of tho year to be
S'au&oJ'J and the expenditures, fsjUl.-rJZ.
The peneral statement is as follows : Ileal
estate and buildings, $l,0'.)P,(i82 ; furniture,
s32,791 ; expenses, CHi.172; total, SI,
H78.G45. There is a debt against this amount
A number of distineuished visitors were
then introduced and received with proper
honors, among them the Grand Masters of
Nova Scotia, Now Jcrsev nnd Vermont
On motion tho Grand Lodge of Wyoming
After tho appointment of the standing
committees tho Grand Lodgo adjourned
until i:,S0a. m., to-morrow.
turnnd .Master Ihorne, to-night was
visited by nearly all tho distinguished Ma
sons from abroad, among them tbo Grand
.Masters of Maryland, Illinois, Kansas, Sew
Jeraev, Massachusetts, Delaware and lthode
Island. The Deputy Grand Masters of
Arkansas, the (irand Secretary of Quebec,
11. W. G. JJlaikio, I'. G. W., of Scotland,
lliuhard S. Baker, Grand Steward of Eng
land, and others. The Palestine C'ommand
ery entertains St. Johns Commandcry of
Philadelphia at a grand banquet.
Arrest of a Colored Desperado.
WasIiixuton. June ". Detectives Sar
geant and Mchitresli, of ilii city, arrested
to-day n colore! despt-rail.i from South
Carolina, named Abraham Johnson alias
Dial, charged with the murder of Dr. E. C.
Shell, a wealthy citizen of Lawrence, S. C.
Johnson was turned over to tho oflicer
from that State to ho taken luck for trial.
The Hecrctary of the Troistuy to-day
in ado a viiit of inspection to the cash room
of tho Treasury Department and other
rooms where money is handled, with a
view of making some alteration in the con
struction of tho desks, etc., for tho better
protection of Government funds'. The Sec
retary gave notice to-day. that from and
alter this date, visitors will not be admitted
to the Bureau of F.ngrnving and Printing,
the vaults uf tho Treairy, or to any rooms
in the building in which money is kept nnd
Tho detoctivei have not yet obtained a
clue to the robbery. There is some talk of
tho Treasury Department offering a reward
for the arrest of tho tiiief and recovery of
the funds, but Secretary Uristow has not
decided to do ho. In tho reports of the
Treasury robbery it va mentioned that
Mr. Wyman, the cashier, was the tl rat per
son searched by the detectives; it should
be mentioned in this connection that Mr.
Wyman voluntarily presented himself for
that purpose at an example to the clerks
under his charge, who wore also searched,
(hat being considered by the detectives the
first tHng necessary to be done.
The following was received from the
Signal Service observer at Cape 51ay :
Caps Mat, June C.
A box containing the following writing
on a smalt piece of paper was picked up on
tho beach near here this p. m.: "Win.
J one, of York, Pa. Como out and help us.
We are in danger of going under. Tell bis
wife and children good bye.
"June 5th, night."
Arson, Murder, and Suicide at St. Al
St. Aliianh, Vt., June 7. The house of
Henry (J. Greene, a farmer, was destroyed
by an inoendiary lire yesterday. While the
house was burning Greene was shot twice
by Clifton Weeks a neighbor, who subse
quently committed suicide, disappointed
love and the belief that Greene bad influ
enced tbo object of hi affection against
him, led to the tragedy. Greene' wounds
St. Lot; is, June 2. The Assignee of the
People's Savings Institution which failed
last winter for several hundred thousand
dollars has sued the Hoard of Directors.
Tho Southern Proibyterian General
Assombly adjourned sinn die at midnight.
There was nothing notnblo in the closing
Inmanapoi.is, Juno 3. lho storm ex
tended widely. The country and vicinity
of Fortvillo inundated and it was very
damaging throughout AVhilo Water Valley
to the props and property. 1 ravel is sua
pended in every ilircclion. The. hiss in that
recion of couiitrv is esiimated at $J.10,000.
1mh.vsapoi.is, Ixii., June 3. The rain
airam la-t night swelled tho rivers, and dis- I
asters are apprehended. The w hole north-!
ern section of the ritv is Hooded three to
five feet deep. Tho trestle and bridge.
works are washed awnv. .
Ilii iiMoMi, Ixi., Juno 3. The tornado I
damaged three churches and unroofed sev
eral houses at this place.
Lot'lsvu.LE, Juno 3. The Jlflsinie
Widows' and Orphans' Home just completed
but unoccupied was leveled to the ground,
nnd many houses were unrooted and trees
iirt J krvis, Juno .1. lho forest fires
continue to rage. A half-doien villages
liHve been destroyed, and several lives lost.
General Latrobe has been nominated for
Savanraii, Oa June 3. A Uro at I'nion
Island, near Darion, last night, destroyed
Hilton & Foster's mill and 100,000 feet of
lumber on the wharves, nnd the schooners
Hattio A. fuller and Helen A. Howen.
Loss 8100,000. No insurance.
Ottawa, Juno 3, 5lr. Witcher, of the
fisheries department, claims, under treaty,
eighty millions from the I nited States
The forest fires aro doing immense dam
age, nioro pino lias been destroyed than
lumberers would have cut in three years.
Dardankll, lax as, Juno 5. I). P. Cloyd,
one of the editors of the Independent,
killed It. vv . VI istiert, in an all ray caused
by an article published reflecting on Mr.
Wishcrt, who is a prominent lawyer and a
member of tho Legislature.
I'lNciNXATt, June 5. Hyan explosion of
tho boiler of nn engine on the Cincinnati,
Sandusky and Cleveland UK., last night.
Thomas Larkln, engineer, was killed, and
Jas. Lees, tireman, mortally, and an engin
eer named Thos. Kalshaw severely injured.
M.U'iiias, Me., June 5. An incendiary
fire here this morning destroyed thet'atholic
church and parsonage, tho residences of
Nathan Longfellow and Dr. Pcabody, and
Bevcral small buildings nml barns and loO,
OUO feet of lumber. Loss $Jo,000.
Galvkston, June 5 A special dispatch
to the News from Brownsville says that
Gen. Fliers, recently at Monterey, is on his
way to this frontier, of which he is to have
command. His forces includo two regi
ments of cavalry, with orders to check the
raiding upon Texas
Gen. Cortina positively refuses to obey
tho order directing him to report in porson
at the City of 5lexico. Ho says he has re
signed, and is now a citizen. His triends
aid circulating a petition to the Govern
ment to let Cortina alono in regard to his
authority used on the Uio Grande.
The appearanco of tho Texas State
troops on the llio Grando produced great
excitoment among the people on the Mex
icau side. Tho residents of the ranches
abovn Matamoras havo organized to resist
invasion, and nave placed sentinels at the
crossings of the river and roads. Tho cattle
drovers are much alarmed. Some promi
nent citizens have cone to Miitumonis fur
security and protection.
Hamilton, Uxt., Juneb. An lr.ocnci
ary fire occurred hero on Sundnv, which
destroyed Hill's cabinet factory, Herald
Bros', piano factory, North's tin shop, two
store houses connected wuh Copp s lououry,
two dwelling houses and a largo quantity
of lumber and moulding frames. Tolul
Ashland, I A., June i, 11ns morning a
number of miners were arrested and ar
raigned before Snuiro Gcnse, on tho oath
of John Degroat, of Donaldson's patch,
for making riotous demonstrations around
his premises. Degroat was working at
colliery upon terms to suit himself, but not
llioiM. it L. 11. A., and-henco the demon
stration and threats.
Ottawa, Oxt., June 7. A fire yesterday
morning at Hull, destroyed Oilman's large
steam saw mill, tho engine house only be
ing saved. Toe loss is estimated ut $.00
000, insured for $75,000.
Chicago, June 7 Tbo twenty-two Al
dermen, who have been Leforo Judge Wil
liams during the past week for contempt of
court in hating violated an injunction re.
straining them from counting votes cast at
the lust municipal election, were this morn
ing each fined 100 and cost, and their
counsel were fined, each $,1100 and costs
J hey immediately took an appeal.
Havana, June 7. A duel took place yes
terday between Dr. Algernon Sydney Cur
tis, of New York, nnd Salvaudor Cartoreal,
a tobacco merchant of Havana and New
York. The combattauts bad been intimato
friends for manv year: and lived together
in Iew lorn. Dr. t urns arrived here two
weeks ago and was stopping at Car-
tereal' bouse. He states that yesterday
morning he was awakened bv Cartercat
slapping his face and accusing him of illicit
connection with hi wifo. This, Curtis do
med and hot words ensued, which resulted
in a challenge to nght and it acceptance,
That aftornnon both men proceeded in a
carriage to .Mariano, without witnesses,
and on arriving there dismissed the car
riage. Five shots were fired by each con
testant, beginning at a distance of Twenty
feet and tiring as they advanced. At the
fifth discharge Dr. Curtis was seriously
wounded in the bip and fell to the ground,
fainting from pain and loss ot blood. Upon
recovering consciousness be says bo saw
Cartereul reload his revolver, place it at his
temple and fire, killing luiiuoU.
Cartereal's body has been brought to this
city. It is thought ho believed his oppon
ent dead, wnen lie killed mmseir. Ur
Curtis is confined lo hi bed by the severity
of lua wound, ana is under police surveu
Londox, .June 7. Mosbts, Oilgnr and
Wicks, delegate appointed by the Federal
Union of Agriculture Laborer to make an
examination of the Mississippi Valley for
the purpose of ascertaining Hi auit ability
for the settlement of emigrants, will leave
lor tbe United Mates In two weeks.
OUR LITERARY INSTITUTIONS.
roitimenrrmer.it Kxerrlnt-n ut
ftnil .tliiMwy ('rerk.
ltev. John J.
AilH no by lion. J. .M. Iliornltn rli mt
To the Editors of the Chronicle:
The entertainment fciveu by the
Athenian Literary S' ciely 1 tstWednts
ilny evening, ws :i rich nnd rare feast.
All tlie puriicipuiitM acquitted them
selves wnh much honor. The chnpel
was well tilled, for u!l expected u g I
time, and they were not disappointed.
The salutatory was given by Mr. V.
V. Matney, who Ungraceful mid Un
cut speaker. Ilia (subject Was) "Tii
uiiipli of Mind." it was a splendid
production, indicating imicti thought
and preparation. Mr. Matney has un
active, mind nnd will make his mark.
.Next whs un essay by Mr. J. H. Ket
rou, on " Mind Your Own IUibiiichs."
It would Keeni thut this subject would
he inappropriate here, in Alliens,
where everybody minds his own busi
ness (?) but Mr. Kef roll is far seeing,
and knew there would he a groat many
visitors here, and ,we are not of the
opinion that he made a mistake in the
selection cf his subject. Mr. Ketron is
a thorough scholar, and a Hue writer.
And If everybody minded his own
hiixine.-s as well'us he does we would
smi, oi have a well regulated world.
Next came an oration by Mr. K. M.
J. dies,, on the " Triumphs of Educa
tion.'' Mr. Jones makes a fine appear
ance on the stage, has a splendid voice,
and uses appropriate nnd graceful ges
tures. His production was full of
lliouuht, and commanded the atten
tion of all.
Miss Maggie Luter then read a
poem on the Judgment Hay. hhe
is an excellent reader, and conveyed
with clearness and force the beautiful
and sublime ideas contained in the
poem. It was composed by a member
of the Society.
Then followed the debute on the
question, ' Should lennessee have a
Compulsory rschool haw ," Sir. I.
W. lirown sustained tlio nmrmalive
very ably. His arguments were strong
ami forcibly presented. Mr. J. 15.
Zeigler, on the negative, is a good re'a-
soner. MurKs oi originality cuarac-
teri.e his arguments. He is hard to
manage in debate.
Iext came tho paper edited hy M r.
M. M. '.Callen. The mere mention
of M r. Callen's name In this connec
tion is a eulllcient guarantee of the
superior excellence of the paper. It
was lluently read, while tne uuilienet
listened, sometimes with upplause,
then with tears. Mr. Callen knows
how to make a success of everything
Mr. I). H. P. Garrison delivered a
comedy on " Fanning," which created
spasmodic laughter all over the house.
Mr. Uarrison can not oe excelled as a
The Valedictory was delivered by
Mr. M. H. M. liuike. It was evident
ly the result of much thought and
labor. He epoke of the deceased mem
bers, Mr. Pressnell and Mr. lioyston,
in ailectioiiate and touching language.
Mr. Hurke is one of the receut gradu
ates of this University, and is a young
man of utility and fine promise.
The exercises were Interspersed with
excellent music hy tho Mount Verd
Hand and the College Choir.
The address of ltev. M. M. Callen to
the Alumni, on " True Masieis," was
a mauler production. I need only men
tion it here, as it is hoped Mr. Callen
will yield to the requestof tlieAlumni
to have it published.
The next term of this school will
commence the first of September, un
der the supervision of ltev. J. J.
Muuker, A. M., who has been elected
President of the University.
Athens, June 3, 1875.
KltoJI ANOTHER CORRESPONDENT.
Athens, June 4, 1875.
To the Editort of the Chronicle:
Yesterday the chapel of the East
Tennessee Wesleyau University was
tilled with Ihe elite of Athens, as well
as many visitors, to witness the com
mencement of this institution, aud
hear the essays and orations of the
graduating class. Two young ladles
and four youog men compose the class.
The music fur theoccasiou was made hy
the Mi. Verd Comet Hand, which,
owing t its having been organized
only a !- mouths, makes excellent
music. U;i lho stage are the faculty,
trustees, and other prominent divines
and educators. The salutatory was read
by Miss Mary B. Fitzgerald, an intelli
gent and charmiug young lady of
Kuoxville. Her subject was '"More Be
yond, " which she treated in an elegant,
yet simple, style. The essay was read
with effect, though without the least
all'ectalion. Next au oration was deliv
ered on "Our Government," by Mr.
M. It. M. Burk.of Hlcevllle. This ora-
liou was logical m its arrange
ment, and ere the speaker leave
the stage, some of the tire of patriot
ism that glows in his own breast is
kindled In tlie breast of the audience
in is is not decreased any rjy nis tieiug
lanta, Georgia, with a splendid oration
ou " Incentives to American Patriot
ism." The effect of this oration was
not diminished any, either by Mr.
Turner's line personal appearance.
Most of his bearers having known
him as they have, expected something
good from hlui. The essay "jC
What you Heem," by Mlsa Nannie
Keuilue, of Grueueville, iu composi
tion would have reflected credit ou any
one, and was well read. Next followed
an oratiou by Mr. A, F. Creswell, of
Trtiudell's X ltoada.
Your correspondent does not wish
to disparage the merit of any piece ou
the programme, aud be will not
do It. But it Is bis Judgment
that in logic and thought it was supe-
rinr. to any of the other. Mr. Cres
welr delivery, however, In not so
happy h that of others; and yet in
tins, it i-said, he has) made rapid im
provements Mince entering the school
Mr. C. H. Long, of Athens, came
next on the programme; subject:
I ifir 1'rojtonitum." The speaker ae-
quilted himself nobly, hiiving a fine I
ornlion and delivering It with flue
effect. He speaks ns though he felt
every word he uttered ; nnd vet, with
out the slightest pnriu 1- of theme-1
chatiical and affected. ' !
1 lie following degrees were then
conferred by tho President of the In
stitution: Wilhur It. Turner, A. !.. Atlanta,
On ; C. rt Long, Itr S , Athens. Ten-
ts-eo; A. I'. Cieswell. it. L.'lniiidle
X Konds, Tenn.; M. U M. Iturke, !'..
I... Hieeville, i,ii ; Miss Mrv is. i
Fitzgerald, M. S , Kuoxville, Tenn ;
Mb8 Nannie Hemine, M. 8 , (in-fiie-ville,
Tenn.; I). A. ii. lton, A. M.,iin
course.) Athens, Tenn ; M. M. Cal'eh,
A. M., (in couise,) Athens, Tenn.; S.
H. Curry, A. M., (in course.) Boston,
Mass.; j. M. l'a'icrson. A. M., tin
course,) Cleveland, Tenn.; Honorary
Ki-v. llenj.imeii l'illshury. 1). I).,
Matthews F. Swain, A. M., Rev.
Francis A. Mason, A. M.
Tne valedictory was delivered bv
Mr. V. U. Turner.
Lr. J. A. Lean, In a few very appro
ite remarks, resigns his position as
President, and tlie Chairman of the
Board of Trustees announce ltev. J. J.
Manker, of Kuoxville, as his succes
sor, when he appears before the audi
ence, amid cheers, and accepts the
same. He is to he assisted by an able
faculty, and altogether the outlook for
the future is bl ight.
Financial matters connected with
the institution, I learn, are in a much
better condition than its most san
imiue friends expected. The Last
Tennessee Wesleyan University will
live a hundred years mark that pre
diction! (What will tlie Jfolxtnn
McthodM do?) x.
Moy Creek Collea'.
The collegiate year closed on Friday,
June 4lh, and tho last day was tlie
most interesting of the year. Tlie
various exercises consisted of prayer
by Lev. Dr. Mays, nnd reading of au
essay by V. M. Lindsay. The morn
ing was taken up by awarding the
meil il given by N. L. MeCanluss, for
the best speaker in the Junior class.
This class spoke ou Thursday, and
were all called on the stage Frldny
uioining. lho udges before nanieil,
decided that J. L. Clark was the suc
cessful man. Ko tlie beautiful gold
medal was presented to him with a
few appropriate remarks by tlie ltev.
Mr. Pope. Then followed speeches
from the Senior class, consisting of
V. C. BavletM, J. W. Goddard.J. W.
Smith, M. W. Shields, Z. T.
Johns, 1). H. Cooper, and
T. It. Smith, the last named being the
valedictorian. Their orations were all
well composed, aud were well deliv
ered. After their speeches, the degree
of A. B. was conferred "n all of these
gentlemen, with some remarks from
the president, Dr. Gofortli. Iu the
afternoon awarding diplomas from the
societies look place. The graduates
from the Columbian Society were : I).
H. Cooper. W. C. Bayless, M. W.
Shields aud J. V. Smith. Tlie diplo
mas were presented hy M. B. McMa
ban, of Newport. Mr. Bayless deliv
ered the valedictofy of the society.
Tlio members of the Philamathiati
were: Z. T. Johns, J.W. Uoddard aud
T. It Smith. Mr. Johns representing
them iu n few parting words. Hon. J.
M. Thornburgh was then introduced
by P. M. Sherman, who delivered
the literary address to thetwo societies.
His speech was delivered in an elo
quent manner. It was admitted by all
to be a grand tiling. He bad the at
tention of tlie largest collection of citi
zens and patrons of the school that
ever assembled at the college since its
The educational mass meeting thut
was to come oil' at night, was called im
mediately alter Col. Thoruburgh's
The meeting was called to order by
Dr. Goforth. l)r. Mays was chosen
ltev.I.B.Kimhrough was called upon
to make remarks. He stated (but
lie bad been working for about live
months to raise money enough to erect
new buildings. Tlie trustees had asked
him to raise $25,000 and that be bad
$15,000 of it Becure.nnd hoped In a short
time he would have the rest; statiugat
the same time that young men were
flocking to this place for an education,
aud that there must be room made for
Clen. J. A. Cooper was called upon
to make some remarks, which be did
in earnest appeals to the people of this
portion of the State to awake to their
duty. Young men are calling for ad
mittance to this college, and they must
Dr. Mays Made a few remarks, ad
vising the people of Mossy Creek to
look well to their interests, lest some
town iu East Tennessee should want
a college worse than them.
W. C. Bayless wanted all present to
subscribe for the Echo.
Dr. Goforth then read the standing
of each Btudent in school, after wbicu
the meeting adjourned.
Among those instituting the com
mencement were Colonel Sam. P.
Ivlna, the lively and accomplished ed
itor of the Athens Post; T. It. llus
sell, Athens, Ga.; J. A. Cooper ; Miss
Katie itussell, of Georgia; Miss
Briant. of Athens; Miss Allen, New
port; Miss Alice Woodsldes, of Dan
ridge; Tempal Harris, ofDauridge;
Professor Carriger, of Morrlstown ;
Mrs. Colonel Mimes; Mr. Dyer, editor
of the New Market A'ewi; Miss Meek,
of Itutledge, and a great many more
who the writer is not acquainted with,
and that would be too tedious to men
tion. The people of Mossy Creek are
alive to the educational interests of
the day. All who were in attendance
ou these exercises were well cared
for. One will not know how courteous
all are in this place until lie visits It.
The doors of Maj, Mouuteaetell, K. C.
O'dell, X. L. McCanless.S. J. Xeumal,
O. C. King, John Yoe, and in fact of
all are open to receive Grangers.
Everything passed oil" quietly, and
the students returned to their respec
Through the kindliest of Mr. Mo
Can ! Htid Mr. Oscar Yoe, the young
people oi the college with young ladies
assembled lit Dr. Rhoton's, and enjoy-
1 the evening in a social imrtv. The
writer was present, nnd found it to be
j Someof tho students will reni titi to
! the close of Prof. Browu's school.
II. T. C.
METHODISTS IN COUNCIL.
I hp l.fviiiliiii lllsfrlft ('oiitVrenre,
Lorixix, June ". Is7".
7", the i:.i:tr- ,.f the Chronicle:
The District Conference for the
Alliens District, Methodist Kpiscopul
Church, South, met ut this place yes
terday, June 4th.
Bishop 1). S. Dntvttt, of Kiehiiiiiiid,
Va., is present and presiding.
Uev. J. M. McTeer is the Presiding
F.Uer in charge of the District, which
is composed of tlie following pastoral
Athens Station, Athens Circuit,
Sweet wafer Circuit, MadisnnvMle Cir
cuit, F.hcuezer Circuit and Tellieo Mis
sinn, Loudon Circuit and Tennessee
Itiver Mission, Iticeville Circuit and
ltev. It. H. Parker is Secretary of
The District Conference is held an
nually, generally about the middle of
the Conference year Iu May, June or
Tlie Bishops attend when thev can,
the ali-ence of the Bishop the
Presiding F.lcler is President of the
It is the business of fhese District
Conferences to make a careful inquiry
into nil the work of the (Ihurch, and
to compare the work on the several
Yesterday was spent iu makiug in
quiries of the Pastors and lay dele
gates iu regard to church work in the
District. Co m in it tees, on " State of t lie
Church," "Mi.-sions," "Sunday
Schools " and " Finances," have heeii
appointed, mid are expected lo report
to-day. The Conference will also elect
d -legates to the Annual Conference
from among the laymen.
The iuquiries yesterday bv the
Bishop evinced a good denl of interest
iu tlie work of the Gospel. Ten
preachers were on tlie stand on each
vuhje.'t put in the hands of I he com
mittees. On the stale of the Church one
preacher bail a singular way of dis
missing erring members. He called
upon the Church to speak if anyone
could say why the accused should not
be expelled. No one appearing iu de
fence, lie had expelled them. Tlie
Bishop said that way would not do.
Another who had seen good service,
said in regard to his work, that he was
just on tlie surface of the revolving
machine, lie was preaching in n sec
tion where be had no church, no mem
bership, no salary, and where a Meth
odist preacher, like some wandering
star, meteor or comet, bad only ap
peared aud preached occasionally.
While on the subject of Missions it
appeared from one report, that the
people did not like to be in a Mission,
yet were so negligent of their pastors
as not to provide for them, when sent
to them. This is doubtless the
case elsewere. The people want
preaching often, but do not think
that it cosfs time and labor to supply
the Gospel to them and theirs; and if
they do not provide for tlie temporal
wants of the ministers, they must
too', cease to carry the Gospel from
mere exhaustion. He must pay the
expense if the people do not.
On finances, one Steward, speaking
of the plan be used in raising money
for the support of the Gospel, said that
the stiugyness of the church members
rather got bis "dander" up aud he
went to work among outsiders, and
told them what he could not get from
them he would pay himself.
The attendance of delegates is large.
Bishop Doggett will preach to-day
at 11 A. m. in the Cumberland Presby
terian Church, aud also to-morrow, I
Loudon is giving the preachers and
delegates a hearty welcome, nnd has
already won many words of praise.
To-day the various interests of the
Church will be fully discussed by the
body, and such recommendations
made as shall seem best.
LoulJON, June 7, 1S75.
To the Editor of the Chronicle :
The District Conference has Just
closed and I hasten to give a few ad
ditional items. Saturday morning was
spent in various matters, among which
was the inquiring into the circulation
of religious literature. ltev. It. N.
Price, of the JIuUton Methodist, pub
lished at Kuoxville, made a speech in
behalf of bis paper and of church pa
pers generally. He explained why
the religious papers were hard to sus
tain when secular papers attained
great success, even at a lower price.
The Bishop preached a good sermon
at 11 a. M. iu the Cumberland Presby
terian Church. Subject Tbe sure de
liverauce of tlie righteous aud the res
ervation of the wicked to be punished.
The evening was speut in bearing
and adopting tbe reports of the com
mittees on the State of the Church,
Missions, Sunday Schools, Finances
and Education, iu which the debating
talents of preachers and laymen were
somewhat drawn out. The differences
were both pleasant aud proUtubJe, no
The Presiding Elder, in one cose,
was pitied against two or three young
men, of bis preachers. It was an un
equal contest as to numbers, but the
strong man of many Intellectual bat
tles held his own grandly against the
united powers of bis competitors.
The Presiding Elder of this District
is one of the ablest of Ills church, and
bis positions on subjects of church
economy are generally well maintain
ed. He lms under hlni a band of noble
young men vigorous, zealous and full
of faith and hope. From the reports
they seem to have bail great success
The Conference sessions closed about
.Ir. st. with an alfecling exhortation
from the Bishop. The next annual
meeting is to be held at Mndisonville.
Sunday morninir opened w ith a Love
Feast meeting at hi o'clock.
Bishop Doggeit preached lit 10.', A.
M. in College Hull to Hl or 1.0(H) peo
ple, from the text, " Behold the lamb
of ( Joi! that t a I; (ill away the sin of tlie
world." It was un exceedingly good
Lev. Jackson V. Brown was then
ordained to the nlllce of Deacon, in the
A Sundnv School reunion at 3 l. M.
j was well attended, and short addresses
made by ltev. Messrs. Payne, Parker,
Keith and McTeer. Loudon has the
honor of having the largest Sunday
School in the District.
The services closed last hi lit with a
touching sermon by ltev. J. II. Keith,
formerly pastor of this charge.
The delegates lo Annual Conference,
(o be held at Kuoxville, October next,
nte .1. K. Brown, D. A. Browder, Dr.
J. V. Duncan and ltev. Uriah Payne;
reserves, T. F. Gibson and V. S. Saul.
It is due to Loudon, thut as a strang
er I should express my gratitude for
kindness received by speaking briefly
of its greatness and liberal hospitality :
The citizens seemed to vie with each
other to make the occasion pleasant.
They received tlie members and visi
tors in their homes, and attended all
the exercises of the occasion. The
Cumberland Presbyterians were speci
ally prominent iu favors.
'i'he Cumberland Presbyterian
Church was opened for tho usual ser
serviccs, nnd on Sunday, when no
church in the town would hold the
people, they opened their splendid
College Hall, situated on a noble eml
neilce, where the congregation was
fanned by pleasant breezes, while the
earnest Bishop was crying in the lan
guaire of John, " Behold the lamb of
To-day the delegates ami visitors de
part for their homes and labors.
The Bishop will hold another Dis
trict meeting at Maryville, June
to which many of your readers will
doubtless want' to go. ltAl'it AKL.
One Way for a Drunkard to Reform.
Let every youn.fr man whose nppe-tite
for drink is consciously growing, hut
hose conscience is not yet seared by
continued habit, adopt the plan of mak
ing an accurate note of how he feels in
the iuorniur after drinking too much the
night before. Let him analyze lis nearly
hi detail as lio can his thoughts and re
flections when he first wakes up, and put
down in black and white a plain, truthful
description of them. I do not refer to the
sense of physical palu or discomfort which
always follow a debauch, but to his moral
conditions hi the early morning, and in
the absence of a factitious excitement of
conviviality. Let this be done conscien
tiously, nnd let the young man read over
his own words carefully, and endeavor to
thoroughly realize what lie lias described
on paper, every time he takes a drink,
ami 1 believe that most young men con
trolled by principle ; actuated hy a desire
to do right and struggling against the
Inherent weakness of human nature,
would in a short time conic to the conclu
sion Unit the "game is not worth the
caudle," and in many cases eventually
give up the desire to indulge in so treach
erous and, delusive a relief from ennui
so dangerous aud a false means of excite
incut. 'eri'' H'v Ji iintnl.
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Wheat Crop Items.
ISt. Loa'u Hopablican, Jano2
Disaster may hive visited the win
wheat crops north of Tennessee.
. ie absence of snow for protection
. I . . -!,,. 1 1
i.i.-v mve inier-Kiiieii more or less,
and in our own State the crop may be
short; but in these two States above
mentioned this bus not been the case,
and there Is no doubt their crops are
good, If not unqualifiedly goodt while
that of Texas, louse the phraseology
of a letter in the commercial columns
of the llepnbclian of this morning,
promises to be the largest yield than
State has ever seen, and the farmers
are correspondingly 'jubilant." The
prices of the grades of Winter wheat
will be sustained so far as obr own
market is concerned, but spring wheat
will gravitate to a point that will as
tonish some at least, winter wheat is
of comparatetively limited production,
and chiefly valuuble in'.the St. Louis
market more bo, however, in its Hour
produce than before tbe invention of
the " new process" by which the pro
duct from spriug grain has been
brought into competition. The export
to tlie Uulted Kingdom comprises
spring wheat, and this is the product
that really establishes the wheat value
in this country. Then if the winter
wheat crop is short in the nortberti
producing territories, and is good in
the southern, while there is a fixed de
mand for the flour product, prices may
be sustained perhaps at their usual rel'
ative proportion to spring grain, but
with the fact patent and admitted that
spring-wheat flour, by tbe new process,
is found to be the equal of the winter-
wheat brands, no advances lo aia
propotriou between tbe two can aafely
be predicated. Just now opinions of
wheat prices are chaotic swayed by
tbe irregular statement of actual or
possible damage from many causes
existing in the couutry, or said to exist
but this great fact is to be borne in
mind, that as demount rated by the im
mense surplusage of the crops of
Europe ami this couutry In 1S74, and
the testimony of the great crops of
winter graiu in Tennessee and Texas,
and tbe promise of the spriug crops ot
Europe aud the limited demand there
may be for our graiu, operating with
other causes there can be small chan
ces for blgb values In the future.