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THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL
DAILY AND WEEKLY. TKHMN OF NI BSCRIPrlOH THK PAHA JOURNAL is mailed to . l- cribers at Eiout Dot-LARS.iier nnuum ; Foi a OOhLABS forsixmOlltllSjSEVKMTV-KIVB GEKIf per moJit for a shorter period. The Weekly Journal at two dollars per an num, one dollar for six months, No (Uibw.r'ji tion received to the Weekly lor less than tii Col. Waddell In I ourt. Co'.onei Waddell was indicted on Wednesday by the grand jury of the Superior Court then in session for the assault upon Mr. Cassidey referred to in the following press telegram sent from this city on Monday last: WionN-GTOV. N. C, May 1. Hon. A M. Waddell, who has been severely attacked iu the columns of the Wil- miDKton J'oy. this evening caued the editor of that paper. Great excite ment ensued, but at present all is quiet. Before .ny capias was issaod for !iis arrest Colonel Waddell, who had been requested by telegram to return at once to Washington, went into Court arid Hiihmitted to the judgment of the Coutt. fuo witnesses for the State then testified to the ehataetf r of the attack; also to the fact that Mr. Cassidey was one of the editors of the Pont; that. Colon. 1 Waddell had be n absent from the city since the meetiug of Congress, and that during this time several very scurril'Mis articles h id ap peared in the Post against Colonel Waddell, and that this meeting be tween the parties wut the first since Colonel Waddell's return. In explanation of his client's course jj.ii!. George Davis, counsel for Colonel Waddell. exhibited to tlie Court copies of tle Pot containing the articles re ferred to, remarking that th-vy were well calculated to arouse the an ger of any man and to disturb the pence of the community. Mr. Davis said he would not read the articles iu open court because of their ex citing character, but would pass thpm to His Honor for inspection. TJi Honor a terieadinsr the articles, referred to the ex itf'd condition of tl.r public mind iu tho city of Wil minpton, f-tating that he had been watching it with a great deal f c ire and anxiety. If was his intention, he declared, to preserve the peace aid for that purpose he would stav here a Jontf as it was necessary, even if he had to give up courts e sewbere. Referring to the articles concerning Col. Waddell that had appeared iu the Post, His Honor said that every de feiulnnt was presumed to have a good character until the contrary appeared, au.l therefore if there was no allegai ion that the articles were true, they most hj taken to be false aud libellous. Honor then asked if Mr Cassidey w;t. present' in court and desired to be? heard as to tho truth, of the rharges ge forth in the articles referred to The Solicitor for the State, Mr. Nor ment, then rose and informed the court that he had had Mr. Cassidey called to be present at the trial of the cause; that Mr. Cassidey had come into court and stated that he did not de sire to bo present and had left the court. His Honor then said the articles were libellous upon their face aud well cal culated to excite a man to uncontroll able passion and to endanger the peaoo of the entire community. His Honor further said that a man who published such articles had as much right to ex pect that he would endanger the peace of the community as he would have to expect that his entrance into a powder magazine with a lighted torch would produce an explosion. Before pro ceeding to pass the sentence of the court, His Honor said that as there was no allegation or intimation that the articles were true, or that there wa- probable cruise to believe them to he true, he wrjuld have to assume in fixing the punishment that they were false and without foundation, and that the provocation being very great the measure of puni htneat would neces sarily be proportionally diminished. His Honor aga:n remarked that no allegation Isad been made that the arti cles were true,, and declared that, if any 8 ich allegations In d been made, or if there was any allegation or intimation made now, that the articles were true, lie would suspend judgment nntil the truth of the articles were investigated. No such allegation o- intimation that the articles were true being made, His Honor then said he was bound to as sume tnat the articles were false arid would proceed to pass the sentence of the court. Uis Honor then fined Col. Waddell ten dollars aud the cost. We shall hve occasion to refer at the proper time to other events f the very exciting week now so nearly at an end. Our purpose has not been and is not now to say a word that would .en danger the peace of tho community. We shall, therefore, say nothing hastily. Mayor Cannady, who as well as Mr. CnssiJey is one of the editors of tho Post, was seated within the bar of the Court, while the cause was being heard and failed to make to the Court any allege tiou or intimation that the editors of the Post, or either of them, desired an opportunity to sho v the truth of the articles iu the Post concerning Colouel Waddell. His Honor's remarks bear ing upon ibe fact that no allegation had been made that the articles were true, were made in the prepense and hearing of Mr. Cauuady. Mr. Cannady was absent from the city at the time of the assault upon Mr. Cassidey aud for ome days prior thereto. Crop lrosief m From a gentleman just returned from a trip into South Carolina we learn that the prospers for a good cotton crop in th.t State are at present very promising. Both iu Marion and Darlitgton counties this was the case. In Marion the area of land intended for cotton, was all planted, and most oftt'e cotton was up looking well. In Darlington, a county which produces orie-seventh of all the cotton produced in South Carolina, the cotton crop promises are unusually tine. The lands were, in the first place, particu larly well prepared, the cotton was planted early, & of it is now up, a good stand wua secured uninjured by frost, and the planters think they have never had better prospects at this sea son of the yenr. But the gifent drawback to the plant ers iu both these counties, (and it is the case not only in the State of South Carolina, but throughout the entire cotton raising region of the South.) is the almost suicidal ue'gU ct -d the rmn crops. The old cry comes tor us now that but a small area of laud is devoted to the growth of grain this year as flsnal, aud before the cotton crop is harvested and marketed, most, if not all of it, will be pledged to the mer chant for the plantation supplies of Dread and meat. Aud so the planter w"l labor, and grow no richer. "lore lirokcn I n to licit vy Frost. A. correspondent at Be,aty's bridge Writes to us as follows: Beatty's Bridge, May i, 1 876. Dear Journal: The store of Mr. jm. McHorrell was broken into on Monday night and one-half barrel of nor, 50 lbs. bacon, 2 pairs shoes, all of the sugar and coffee, and a large, jug r, either molasses or whiskey . was No clue as yet to the parties, some negroes living near are litUe damage. J g ' VOL. 32. HIS LAST POEM. The following touching and beauti ful lines w-re found iu a sealed letter the gifted youig poet had given to his wife with the rr quest that it might not bo opened until after his death. They were given to the B tleigh News for publication, and aa that paper britrly says breathe a spirit that seems already iu charge of the angels, even before the soul bad winged its final flight. L'lKH WRITTKH A FT Kit HAVIMu A BEMOKR MAOB VBOM THK LINOS. I it" I .timed tor me an it' my path thro' KJeu I.eJ it- tlery way. bucctna had crowi.ed In ni.tuy wvs my cfforH. Nu dark wtrif s With auv rfe Kate H turtent Miitluw cast Acneg I he chIiu blue scoi.e ol Ueav.iD. A lid tliougli I'ride olten clinfetl at plain coinui. r. Ui ii'p, It aa but tiaobitfiit tor ra nir.ioiiH Hupe Kej.tovrr in my i w Kann;'d g. UleU onie, c pon wime u ghbttt pimiat lo i rli .He ray Kor yam coi:ceii bd wbispered in my ear 1 hut I h id U- iiiiiK o ai t U .riu be wjrlo, And I loo .el toi ward lo tbe Kind ai;.laue Ot Nation' a- a inile t.- ii p ir time. t lt .tb I tbouut imtA . t'rimt'or tboaa Will b-tvj y.o d.ixtmy butdyia. Mine W.iuld come in I ul ai t paUid teal T.i Hone- t'iUTi.d. tot Lire's toi g ia(jo 8 doue V Kt I bud :it t.u b el li uf ls:-.ul' wi if. w uen iruui my uutu-ul bead be took mj iniej - anil, Andtio u uiy mi .Loml'd arras iuy on'y ch:l', And duwn the p-t a little inouud of earth I oinbe o with th ! d irker n: ro ot eur heart Sin: ftautiH, though veiling in tho loid Oi tim j. Of heaveu I though' but aw a dis ant bonis, t iila e ot wet'iet repr that I would iiti, Wi ei weary ot "he burden ot the orid. llrif g y ot ihmght ai d bright of Hope 1 nio'fd Amid the tlowera of iny way. A t or ce With kcrc a rusMj :n the ros3 lnavu ciuie, A xtia i y form. in I tllding i ently 11 fjre my I'aihwnv ureatt-ed a hiiperel 8'ii', An it it loathed itaoni to perform; 'l'ha laid (consumption 's histly banner on my breast. Its ia'.ld ioldsc:oe I with f-ital r.d. The fky roru leaves withtted, ;im tLe Grew drk ' or n 1 ho Withdrew I i-ikn ly ; wl i e I ona l; U- ti the i oad-ido knetli d to pray t r light. The xtunned i-urpr Be of buddeu fiitiered J !i mini oi t.'f- ipp itite I i.e-tin v till tiiriu d ni yc to hm! ti t T. luf.ie Fame. cr It - jti divl di me a sji ill iss clou 1 lad driftuij, Li '.iii- it I rum tit, l.ui, lo I 1 clotd, u noldi' g 8c - y dt-ptlm, iliicljusd 1 lie glories ot tinil Houa1 not lu.iie with bauds," A nd, betrling i s form eo full ot" tei dei nei., 1 c iii'd dsuefn tlm 1 ved oi os "gone betore," A ml ov. r a i 1 recon.Ziid th - Ko' in. Whosj brow t ndured (ial b it.ia's yhamel'ul crown, Whoso woe i iti:lr:d itsaifin tiicSi'.iiig Mood, I;y t'.o.iion'a uiurmurijg wave. Ap t.'nderlv Ax ever mother touched her bib He boro Wit ii in i. if am a lmle any el loi m, With S'i'd' n hair and blue expre.-we eye!" t;e "imi'Ud hand Iny on his witling cheek, Wiiils he beid down to met t the cweet ca refw. Tt.; other, with that well rf-nieml'ercil look, She killed, and threw the ki.-g co me. Tl en down I bowed my lace and longed u know mine end, "fwere very sweet to leave 11 toil and care, A:id join the blessed ones bejond tue tide ; And BtUl 'twers i-waet bt-jond compare to wait Till eventide with loved ones here, and share Their weal or woe. Tnen ctnie a flute-liko voice That thrilled the solemn air '?iiisue thv wav. Yet humbly walk and watch, and if I come At midnight or at noun, be re-id y." Thus I wish to live, li e's aim Fubstivrd to I od And ta.:h conr juir'd day and t.i ur rrard AgfpecUl gifts to be improved tor Il'm. To wear the girdle of the world ahcut my loins So loosely tint a moment will pnffice l o b.eak the cl wp and Uy n down. THE t ll(JKT!i, DISTRICT COITKT. In this Court there were three sub missions to the judgment of th9 Court for violations of internal revenue laws, in each of which judgrneit was sus pended upon payment of costs. There were likewise several continu ances, buc there was only one case that went to a jury, :nd before argu ment of the facts aud before the intro duction of testimony the defendant submitted. The grand jury returned three new bills since our last report. There are three indictments against parties for counterfeiting which if tried will prooably keep the Court in ses sion for several days of the next week. The case of the owners of the steam tug Wm. Nyce vs. the schooner Katie Collins was argued yesterday eveniug but it is not yet coucluded. FUPEKIOR COTJBT. . The following" cases have been dis posed of since our last report: 8tae vs. Bill James. Defendant recoguiz d, with security, for his ap pearai.ee at the next term of the Court. State vs. Calvin McKoy alias Wm. McKoy, larceny. Guilty. Sentenced to ten years in the Penitentiary. In the case of David D.ivis, charged with iarceny, convicted on Friday of last week.'jud j ruent was pronounced aud the prisoner sentenced to ten years in the Penitentiary. In the c ise of the btate vs. Anthony Howe et a!., foreiciblo trespass, tried on Wednesday of last week judgment was suspeuded on payment of costs. In the case of Alfred Howe, charged with perjury, tried on Thursday, re ferred to iu our last, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Fifteen civil suits were disposed of and the remainder of the day was con sumed in hearing motions iu civil suits- The Court adjourned last evening for the term . Jiid(rc IS rooks. The United States District Court which his been iu session in this city for the pat week, adjourned yester daj, and Judge Bronks aud the Dis trict Attorney, Mj. Badger, took the evening Weldon train for their res pective homes. Wheu a judge is enabled in these warped and degenerate times to dis charge the duties of hi3 ctfiee, so as to ment and receive the commedation of all good men, a knowledge of the fact becomes for him a orown, as his conciousuess of rectitude is alwaya his shield. We believe that the good people of this section heartily bestow upon Judge Brooks the former, and his uniform bearing upon the Bench gives convincing proof that he posseses the latter. We can scarcely conceive of a higher type of humanity, in the secular walks of life, tbau the "up right Judge" who holds the scales with an even hand, and enforces the respect, whilst he wins the admiration men. Judge Brooks, we believe has risen to this most enviable height. Col. J. W. Leak, a prominent citizen of Richmond county, died at his resi dence in Rockingham yesterday. iSh a. a rr - r . ' II JiU i 'Jr, III U J 1 II (I hi II V. H. District Court. This tribunal was engaged yesterday in finishing up the case on the Ad miralty side of ths docket, in which the owners of the steam tng Nyce -claimed salvage from the schooner KaM'e Collins and cargo, aud in the trial of several cases on the criminal docket. En the former the Co rt gave the plaintiffs 25 per cent, of the value of the vessel aud cargo. The d fondants appealed to the Circuit Court. The vessel and cargo were valued together at $30,000, the vessel at $12, 000 aud the cargo at $18,000. The Court after further considera tion of the facts of the case, reduced the salvage from 25 per cent, to 18 per Cent. Hon. George Davis appeared for the libellants, Adam Empie, Esq.. for the cargo, and Marsdeu Bellamy, Esq., for the vessel. The following cases on the crimi nal side of the docket 'were disposed of as follows: U. S. vs. John T. Fishei, charged with counterfeiting TJ. S. coin, was fouud guilty and sentenced to one year's imprisonment at hard labor. U. S. vs. Richard Wood, charged with the same offence, was found gnilty and sentenced to the same pun ishrneut. U. S. vs. Wellington Boyd, charged with roboiug the U. S. pxstoftice, w.s fouud guilty and sentenced to one year's hard labor in the 1'enetentiary. By an order from the Department of Justice aH prijoudrs whoaro scute deed to the Peueteutiary are seut to Al bany, vusipacr Kelic. We saw iu Mr. Heineberger's witi diiy yestt rday a copy of the Xcw "Enr. land Weekly Journal dated Monday, April 8th, 1728, being the 54th num ber of vol. B. It is a half-sheet, 12x8 inches, and professes to contain "the most remarkable occurrences, foreign and domestic." Its Ic.ider gives an interesting history of the invention of the knitting machine. Then follows a formal correspondence between His Excellency, Robert Hunter, Governor of Jamaica, aud his council. A dis patch (not telegraphic) dated Loudon, October 28th, states the appointment of the Right Hon., the Lord at. George, Vice Admiral of the Province of Counaught, in the Kingdom of Ireland, aud also that at "the Beginning of that week Dr. John Fraud and Dr. Alexander Stewart were, introduced to their Majesties, and had the honor to kiss their hards." An iteoio news is, that last Wednesday in the evening the Duchess of K'-udal! and her niece the C mntet-s nf Walsipgh i.ni. arrived here (London) fro u Air- la ehapelle; and have taken uj their lodging for the praseut in Od Bondstreet. A number of mich items, all relative to Loudon, follow. I'liH Hit lligjncn as to tb town of Boston is more iueagro stib in bub tai'Cf, tliHt there have been rive burials in Boston since lant pub ication, four whitts Hid one bluck and that nine werebabfz -dint In different churches. Then com ? the ej trances and clear ances at the Custom House and lastly the advertisemt nts, two of witichareof NEGROS as follows: "frfT A" very likely Negro Girl, about 13 or 14 years of Age, speaks good English, has be n in the country some years, to be sold. Inquire of Printer hereof." "ST A very likely negro woman who can do household work, and is fit either for town or country service about 22 years of age, to be sold. In quire of tbe Printer hereof." Couuly Coiuuiiaioiir. Tha Joard met in adjourned session at 12 m. yesterday, present. J. G. Wagner, Esq., Cluirman, and Com missioners VanAmringe, Nixon and Dtivis. It was ordered that, whereas, appli cation having been made to the Board by the Board of Commissioners of Pender county, to turn over all school funds belonging to Pender couuty which are yet remaining in the bands of Elijah Hewlett, Treasurer of New Hanover couuty, it was ordered that Elijah Hewlett, county Treasurer, be instructed to pay over all school funds now in his hands and belonging to Pender county, and to take receipt for the same; and that the clerk of this B jard furnish Elijah Hewlett, Treas urer, with a copy of this order- The Auditing Commitls made their report, which was, on motion, ordered received and spread ou the minutes. The following partieu were granted retail liquor license: Herman Tietgen, Jos. II. Neff, C. Schulkia. AI. O. llovhkins, Geortre H. Adams, Peter Mohr, John V. Girdtz, J. G. Oiden buttH, Philip Harris. Apph-caMou of W. L. Smith, ngeut, for reduction of taxes or. severrl lots, nft-rred to the next meeting of the Board. Bid of Humphrey Yoy, for 320, or dered to be paid. Bdl of Sheriff A. V. Horrel of Pen der, for .$26.25, was ordered to bm paid. Commissioner D. C. Davis was placed ou tha following committees: Auditing Committee, Finance Com mute and Workhouse. Commissioners Van Amringo and Davis were appointed, a committee to examine the valuations of 1875 aud re port all real property valued unreason ably low, said report to be made by the 3d A? nday iu May. Oa motion, the Chairman, J. G. Wngner and D. C. Davis were ap pointed a committee to find out the names of all parties that are dealing in spirituous liquors by the retail uuder United States licenses. The Board adjourned antil the 3d Monday in May. m The PeoDee Courier brings forward the name of -Col. W. L. Steel as one whicn should be most favorably con sidered by the Congressional nomi nating convention. ' JJjs,, Jefferson Davis and her daugh ter left M'Snihis Thursday for New Orleans, and will "sail with Mr. Davis for Euiope in a few dayr. The Cincinnati Commercial thinks that the first step to civil service re form is to elect a President who will head the government with good example. WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, STATE MEDICAL C0XVKXTI0X. FayettevtlijE, May 3, 1876. MQKNIN'3 SESSIOK. The Medical Society of North Caro lina met in the Opera House at 11 o'clock, the President, Dr P E Hinea of Raleigh, in the chair. Di James McKee rf Raleigh being absent, Dr Thos F Wood of Wilming ton. N C, was requested to act as sec retary. ' Drl'D naigh introduced Mr J H Myrover, who welcomed the society in a pleasant, humorous, whole-souled nwuner, and we are sorry we failed to catch his words.' The committi e on eredentials, com posed of Dts Satehweli.Suraruerell and Hill of Lt xington, reported the follow ing ruembera present: Drs P E Hines, Raleigh; n T Hahiiseis. Sa'm; S S Hatch well, IVhs der county; II W Fnison, Faison; All mon Holmes, Clinton; C T Muiphv. Clinton; Hugh Kelly, Statesville; J J Sumrnerell, Salisbury; Ja-s ' Hall, Greensboro; Geo A Foote, Warrenton, J W Jones, Tarboio; Thos F Wood, Wilmington; Willis A listen, Lilling ton; W T Ennett, Pander county; A G Carr, Durham; A A Hill, Lexington. The following members were unan imously elected: Drs B W Robinson, Fayetteville; W7 C McDuffie aud Rob't H Towles. Raleigh; T D Haigh. Fuy etteville; Dr. Johnson B Jones, Char lotte; B F Lewis Lumber ton; Eugene Grisson. Raleigh; Drs. DeRoset and Wood, delegates from New Hanover county Medical Associaticu. The Board of Medical Examines announced that they would hold a session after the morning fession o' thc Society to examine applicants for lieense. Tbe committee on nominations is as follows: Dr. Snmmerell, Hugh Kelly, JJahusen. J W Jones of Tarborough, Wood of Wilmington. Committee on liuance: Dr. Faisou, Hall a:id Kerr. The question of eligibility of dele gates from auxiliary poe tides, nofc numbers of the State Society, to tako part in the proctedings beir.g raiccii by Dr. Wood, it ww settled by ad. mitting such delegates under u clause of the constitution. Dr. M J Deiiosset was admitted as a delegate. The Society accepted an invitation from the Clarendon Club to mrjke use of their rooms during their stay in F;iyettevil!e. Dr. McDuffie of Fayetteviile moved the appoiutraent of n committee to enqu:re into the irregularities of med ical colleges in North Carolina, which was composed as follows: Dr. Mc Duffie, A A Holmes, R F Lewis G A Foote and T K Hall. Dr. M. J. Dellosset of Wilmington read a report of 1.092 casts of eye surgery, 263 of diseases of the ear and 41 of tho throat. The cases were ex plained aud commented on at consid erable length. They covered a very great range of surgical aud other dis eases of the eye, tar aud throat, and the report and comments were received with marked attention aud referred to the committee on publication. Adjourned to meet at 3 o'clock af ternoon. AFTERNOON SESSION l.ST DAY. Society acknowledged invitation from I. O. O. F. to attend a ball at their new dali on the night of the L'th of May. Dr Satchwell read a paper ol. "State Medicine aud Preveutitle Dis eases." This paper was lengthy, and was an argument iu favor of the estab- i lnhment of a State Board of Health. A committee was appointed to mem orialize the Legislatute upon the sub ject of tnis pop.-r as follows: Drs Satchweli, Paine, Whitehead and Foote. Dr Henry Bahnsen read several papers on obscure diseases which pie vailed in his section some time since. His papers were received with so much favor that he was asked to elab orate them more fully and report o committee on publication. Discussion was elicited, and was engaged in by many members. Dr AIcDuflie of Fayetteviile read a paper on the treatment of epilepsy after the method of Dr Sequard, show ing marked success by persistent and well directed following of his plan. Referred to committee on publication. Dr A Holmes of Clinton reported several c-ises of interest, among them a very interesting ease of ovariotomy performed in 1858. This operation, originated with American surgeons, aud has siuce been more frequently done, so frequently th:it it hardly ex cites comm jnt now, but at the time Dr Holmes' case was operated on it was more noticeable and of rare oc currence. Dr G A Foote reportsd a case of coininii.used frac'ure, which was submitted to the committee on publi cation. Also a ease of curvature of the spine with psoas absces" treated successfully. Referred to the com- mittee ou publication. Dr R W Faisou made a verbal re port of a case of curvature of the spine successfully treated by means of Dr Lewis A Sayers' plaster bandage. Dr Faisou pointed out to the Soci ety the advantages of this method of treatment. It had . great advantages over the spinal anpatatns mentioned by Dr Foote.as it required little skill to apply it, that the materials were al ways easily procured, and that its ex pense hardly cost as many cents as the steel appliances cot dollars; but above all this, it was successful. Adjourned 'until 8J o'clock. NIGHT SESSION. D- Satchwell, delegate to the Army aud Navy Surgeous' Medical Society, heiil iu Richmond m 1S75. mad? a report of the proceedings of this body. Dr Bahnsen, read a paper,' on the conduct of natural labor, which in volved a discussion which becime quite general. Referred to committee on publication. Dr J W Jones of Tarborough, read Borne cases of surgery, treated by o new process, the fcuccess of which he demonstrated by soma ferio-type copies of his cases. Referred to com mittee on publication. The discussion of Puerperal Eclamp sia, was set for the openiug session of the second day. May 4, 1876. SECOND DAY. The Society met at 10 o'lock when the subject of Puerperal convulsions was taken up, and opened by a paper from Dr H T Bahnsen of Salem. The discussion of this subject con sumed nearly the whole morning, and are too lengthy even for a resume. Many additional members were elected, the names as far as remem bered as follows: H Tull, Kinston; A V Budd, Chat ham; R R Robesor, Kyle's Landing; M J DeRosset, Wilmington; James W McNeill, Fayetteviile; J D McMillan, Lumber ton. Dr. P E Hiues, the retiring presi dent, presented a memoir on the life of the late Dr. Chailes L' Johnston, which will appear in pamphlet form. Dr. Haigh reported three cases of paraplegia, which were referred to the committee on publication. Dr. McRae laid on the table an ovarian tumor removed by Dr. Budd of Chatham, who remarked in a very few words that the case was entirely snccessf ul. A report of the Medical Journal com mittee was made, which looks to the ultimate establishment of a State med ical journal. The discussion of this report consumed the whole morning session. Meeting opened at 4 o'clock, Dr. Thomas D Haigh of Fayetteviile in the Chair. Dr. Eugene Grissom of the Insane Asy lum, read au interesting essay ou mania trausitoria, which will appear iu the transactious of the Medical Society. This' is also a lengthy paper and could not bo ful y appreciated by the reading of a mere synopnis. Report of a case of poisoning, the analysis of which was made by Dr. Hinsdale and reported iu the North Carolina lazette, was present d by Dr. Dnffie aud referred to the commit ter on pub'icatiou. Tin eomm ttee on nominations re ported officers for next year: President George A. Foote. 1st ViCi Presideut-J K Hall. 2d Vice President B V Robinson. 3d Vice President A Holmes. 4th V.ce Pr s:d nt A. A. Hill. Orator J. F. Shaffner. Treasurer A. G Carr. Secrtxry- James McKee. Delegates to International Assoc'a-, tion: Dr. H l' Bam-Ren. S !S Satch well, W A B Norc m. R L Payne, W J H Bellamy. R J Hicks. r.mericau Medical Association : Drs. .N J Pittmau. V WLane, W G Thomas, W C McDuffie, T D Haigh, M J De llosset. Adjourned to hear the oration at 7j o'clock, theu to mett iu Salem on 4th Tuesday in Mav, 1877. Thursday night, May 4th, 1876, Dr. Willis Alsto.'i, the oiato", delivered the J annual address in Temperance Hall on the Philosphy of Food. It was re ph to with instruction, and was fully up to he iateMt views ou this import taut branch of ph.yiology. Society then adjourned in a body to part cipate in a ball, given in compli ment to them by the young gentlemen of Fayetteviile. 'J lie Trial of iI r. Mrangc The Morgantou Jiladc in giving an account oi th trial has the following passage : The main reliance of the defence r st;.u on the testimony of Lilly, El iior, Pembertou and oth is wiio brought in the declaration of Strange jutit after the commission of the deed. This, His Honor, Judge Watts, aftei. an exhaustive argument on the part of Co!. Gaither, for the defense, and Capt. McLoud for the prosecution, ruled Wb be a part of the transaction and admitted. The declaration was made in re sponse to Mr. Patterson's inquiry. Tommy, what have you done? when StistUjj-e said, I did it in self defense he was ec-ming at me with a kuife. Dr. Rogers testified regarding tho pout mortem eiunnation of Murray's body, that he was JUot tinier the left collar bone, the ball ,-uging down ward. The immediate cause of death being strangulation from n.owof blood. 'J lie defense agreed tj waive tho right to last petcii, iu consideration of what appeared to them important advaatage of introducing testimony as to character. No young mau iu the State, subjected to so severe scrutiny, ever passed better examination. The venerable Bishop of North Carolina, Dr. Watson his pastor, Major Lynch his teacher, Dr. Thomas his physici:ij tind others who had knowu him from childhood, gave him a character "without spot or blemish." John Young Brown, the fire eating Kentosekisn w ho was censured by the House of tiie last Congress on acjouut of his liighijr disrespectful allusion to General ButU?r, bus had the stain effaced from tis proud escutcheon. The House ou Sliiursdiiy rescinded the resolution uf ensure, aud exjutiged it from the record. This will fully rehabilitate John Young Brown iu the estimation of his constituents, and as' effectually heal his wounded honor as though he had killed in a duel the men who were instrument al in having him censured. On rescinding the censure of Mr. Brown, the House has but xcuted the contract by which the resolution censuriug Senator Cameron, as secre tary of war, was rescinded by the last Congress. The combination was made by the democratic f.-icnds of IMr Brown and the republi ;au friends of Cameron, that both ceusures should be expunged without a call of the House. Cameron being the oldest, under fire was allowed to slip through first, and about that tiuin tue House waked up to the job, aud Brown was 5-ei'f. shivering out iu the cold. Now House has made all thiugs even, i aid Oa me ron wiil rejoi-w that, his faith ha Weu fulfilled. J'hila.- Times. Hmv iTIrt It) 31.1 ne and ,'on It lilts' O -title tti Jfiile i-:ucl Oilier. From ttie J'Ufsl'utij tiazette. We are ofteii a-ked if it is true that the distinguished state-men whose names head this aiticle are uu friendJy to each other, and if so, the .ause of it;and if it is .of such a charac ter as would be likely to prevent the cordial support of one byhe other for the Presidency iu case of his nonima tiou at Cincinnati. We Lave been compelhul to ai.stver that we did not know; but to enable our interiogators to judge as well as -e, it may be stated for their information the cause oi the qaarroi, and lease them to form their owi opinions. The Chicago Tribune says: 'Ve believe, that thet-e gentlemen have exchanged no courte sies for the pst t -u years, but a com mon danger to the corn-try, it is quite lately, would bring them again to gether. Ou the 24th of April, 18G6, while the) Artr-y Appropriation bill was uuder discission in the House, Mi. Cdnkling i effected severely upon G'U. Fry, Provi M ashal General during the war. B aine defended Fry, de claring that, there was not a more hon orable and high-tooel officer in the aimv than lie. He further sa'd: "Tna officer, I doubt not, is ready to meet the gentleman 1 'ounNVw York, or an -hodv el.-.-, m the proper Jorrn. 1 must sav'ti atl do no' think that it is any very creditable pr c;ediug for tue gen tleman from New York, here iu thio place, to traduce G as a mili tary officer, wheu h baa no opportu nity to be heard." 'Ilie Formal Order Opening. pHjUADEXuHiA, May 2. The ceotemiiai board o f finance have issued the following: "Inteknationai. Exhibit "ion, "Philadelphia, Pa. a lay 2. , "The opening ceremonies .of the ex hibition wiil take place on the 10th of May. The public will be admitted to the ground at S a. m., and at 12 m. the ceremonies, will tp.fce place, after which the buildings will be thrown open. A fifty cent iote or silver half dollar gains admittance to the groux 'ds, and no further fee is requested at .tbe buildings. Affair the 10th of May txe grounds wll be open at 9 a. m. "John Weish, President." Governor Kichard Coke, of XVxasf has been elected United States. Senator. a uotafii. iVii'ii c: vii'itr v- " ' " " " ,1. . . -I. .! .1 -I I - MAY 12. 1876. irant'i New War Secretary. The Fat Contributor has this to say of Gen. Grant's new Secretary of War: Although one of the best lawyers in the country. Judge Taft don't know anything a lion t war. He ne.ver fired off a two-horse lumber wagon. Bat he is determined to learn. The other day Grant dropped in at the VV ar Of fice, and found Lis new Secretary deep among official documents. Postiug yourself up, Alphonso? said the President, with an encouraging smile. Yes, said Ihe Judge eagerly, I want to know everything pertaiuiug to tho bureau business. I have beeu running over the disbursement of the dep rt ment for the last year, to 6ee what was expended for catapults. For cata whal? said the Presi dent, pausing as he was about to strike a match on his boot to light a fresh cigar. Catnpu't. Yon have them in the army, haveu't you? sail the Judge.iu rather an uncertain tone of voioj. The Presideut i-miled a litt'e, and said they did h ive a few left over from the war, but he believed they had all been used up. Then tha Secretary said he should certainly order some moro made, for he considered the cat apult one of the most eff ctive weap ons iu modern warfare. They did great execution at the siee of Jerusa lem, a-i I rem mber reading, mused the Secret iry, and it "ia doubtful wtethi-r Tiberius .would have beeu able to have reduced the city without them. Grant lookt d at his new Secretary through the city sm ke a few moments, and theu told him if he ordered any catapults he had better have them rifled, with an adjustable, muzzle-loading bayonet, and the Secretary made a rnBinorandum to that effect. I see that considerable money has been spent in experimenting with or ptdots, continued the Secretary, look ing over tho disbursements. That seems to bo a wastn of money, aud it encourages a bad habit among children.- ' Serious accident! have fre quently resulted tjom litt'e boys throwing torpedoes under horses' feet on the Fourtu of July, aud it ought to be stopped. The President allowtd tha", the tor pedo wasn't a thing to fool with, aud the Secretary read on. Suddi-:aly he jumped to his e while the hot, iu diguaut blood fl ished to his very tein p or, as he esc'nimed: No wonder the cotiutry is impoverished, &ud the tax payer groaning beneath his -trdens. Here, while trade lacuiahes and tin- - - wheels of industry are clogged ail over I tiie land, my ptedtces or . has been shipping luxurious delacacies to the j?arriso;;s of our forts, thinly cou c alod under the term "ahell." What does shell mean? Shell oysiers, of course! That's what it means. But they don't get any he.U. while I am Secretary. I'll settle that. That's right, said the President, If they get any oysters make them "shell out" for them themselves; aud then he ad led, aside to himself, they would have to if they bought them of one of Boikntp's post traders. Yes, con iuued the Secretary, look at the quantity of grapes ou hand, classed among the Muuitions of War. What does grape mean, aud what is it for? It is to wash down the shell oysters w:th, I suppose, said Grant with a merry twiukle iu his eye, which the Judge didu't see. That's it exactly, cried the Judge. Keeping the soldiers on wine and oys ters, while thousands of people are wandering around in a hopeless search for a free lunch. I tell you, Lyssis, this is scardalous ! Tne President, as he arose to go. said he was glad he h: d a Secretary of War. at length, who was determined to look into thiugs and reform abuses, and cautioning him not to forget. .to have those cutapults rifled, he returned to the White House with u broader gt iu on his f ac ; than anybody had ever seeu there before. GEX. LEE'S WAR HORSE. l ike l-'a.cl about I ravel lei '"Itis lory How ;en I.ev II-eiic- Ilia owner. Au ex. -Confederate qiarterniaster named Brown, living in v est Virgi ilia, jives the following account of Gen. L.-e's war horse, Traveller: The hor--e was bred by Mr. John ston, neai the Blue Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier couuty. West Virginia. It amis of tue "Great Engle" too'i, and, us eo'r.took the first prem um, under the i ame of ' Jeff Dai-," at the L"wisburg fairs f. r each of the yeais 18o9 at d 1SG0. It was tour years old iu tiie spring or summer of 1861. Capt. Jaaies W. Johntson, son of Mr. Johutton above mentioned, sold me the horse for 81'. 5, Confederate States notes, in the fall of 1861, when the Wise Legion, with other troops under Gen Le, were encamped oi; Sewell Mountain, opposed by Geu. Bo-Jecraus Whileoa Sukvetl Gu. La frequently admired the horse, and more than o;jC jeftiu'glv remarked to me to take good care of his colt, as he expected to need it before the trouble was over I as quartet master of the regiment (Third Wise or Sxteentu Virginia,) had full privilege of the rear, aud k'-pt "Jeff" well stabled and groomed at least live miles fioai the enemy. In DeC-:mber, 18(51, the regiment to which I was attaclud, then known as the Sixtieth Virginia, Col onel Stark, was ordered to the South Carolto coast, whither Gan. Lje had already prto d-d us Of course "J. 11" ' viih taken a ong. Upon meeting wiUi Gen. L -e at Pocira'ig-i, S C, he agaiu inquired about his colt in hi usual winning way. L '.hen off -red him the iior.-e u a gift, wli ch he pr raptiy d t-'ined, in the friend lie.it mauner, how-v- r, ut the -am - tim re m.rkiug t a it I uould i ii ly sell htm the hotse he would gi diy use i for a w.-ek or two to I- ar- i4 qualities, A-e. I then ieit J ff" at Geu. Lie's stables. In about a month after o.ie of his st iff officers returned the- oorae to CO'', v.ih a note ftom Gcp. Lee to the etlW-r. t hat the animal suited -him, but that he c uld ut longer use so valnab e a horse in Midi troublous -times iiij.t-ss it were his own; that if I would not se!!. p'ea-e to k-ej the bo se wUh many thank-; tint if I wo-.d sell the officer wou d pty me my price Aud tnke my receipt for the Hmount, &c. I took and receipted for 8200 Confederate States notes, aud "Jeff"' became the property of G n. Lee. This -was February, 18G2. Iu the spring of 1868 Gen. Lee wrote' me a note stating thai, his ho se had sur vived the war, that it. was known as Traveller" (I recollected ' how he spelled the word, with two "l's",) and eekicg for the pedigree. I obtained the pedigree from Capt. J. A. John ston and forwarded it to Uen. Lee. These details are mentioned to recall the simple dignity and honesty of the mau even in so trivial a matter as a horse ti ade. . - At a meeting of the citizens of Phil adelphia Frid ly ' it ' was ret-olved that the opening of the Centennial exhibi tion on Suudays would do muoh to promote every object for which the exposition was held without endanger ing any publio interest .whatever, A committee was appointed to call fur the," meetings . A SIRGEOS'S ST0KY. The oolonel of the regiment to which t was attached was an officer of great capacity and remarkable promise. Yet he was withal, a cold, stern m m. He was some whvrH near fifty, and lied come to New York from Italy, where lie n ad been iu aervioo with Garibaldi. He was an American by birth, but lie had been away from his native laud so long that he had bee line almost de moralized. in tne same regiment w s young mau oi aoout iweuty-nve. tie was a handsome, energetic fellow, and one of tue bet soldiers iu the rdgimedt. He was of English birth, he said, and seemed to have no friends, no relations in this country, for he never r-o- ived any letters or preseuts as did the other men. He had frequently ttrac:ad tbe attention . of his oompauv, and some of the regimen tit ffic-rs; but to the autouishmeut of a'lj the colon 1 steadily exerted himself to preyeut any reward being given to ihey.-ung mau. Hill, foi that was theusm ne weuthy, never eomplnined, however, t 1k.uk h he knew wdl what was going ou. He was st-ict iu tbe discharge of his duty. and gaye no cause lor complaint. During the winter of 1861 -62 the army lay before Center vi'le doiug very little but scoutiug, picketing a-id preparing for the spring campa ga. Though there was. nothing exciting in U thisj it was veiy tryiug to the men. for the season was unusually severe, and the hospitals were well filled Oue morning Hill a me to my quar ters. . Well, Hill, said I, ks he entered, 'what can f do foi you this morning?" I wish to go on tue sick list, if yon piease wr, he replied iu a quiet tone. I started, and looked, at bun search irgly. Though I had seen th ypung soldier often, I had never been iu his presenco before. He . was a Slight, tiuely formed Xello , wirh the mo-ti effeminate face I ever saw. Had he: been a woman, I should have ci ed him a beauty; and -as it was, I con d not deny him the distiuotioa of be'ng ; pretty. His voice was Boft- and clear, i aud, though it did not seem to be that of a mau, was hardly that of a womau. I gazed at him searching y, but 'he bore my scrutiny well. You are not sick I hope? I remarked at length. I aoi broken down, doctor, he an swered. I have been on guard for five successive uighte.. The deuce you have ! I exclaimed in astonishment. The. regiment ictu't so short of men as that, is it ? No sir, he replied quietly. I was kept on by the Colonel's orders. He says the gmrd duty is very important just now, and he wants the best men in the regiment to be put on it. , Has he kept any one else on so long? I questioned. . No, sir, I would not have come to you to-day, but I am incapable o standing another night. I should fall aslet p on my post from sheer exhaust ion. Then I suppose I would be shot for ajeeping ia the presence of the enemy. By jove ? I muttered, that's what Colonel Anson is up to. I spoke loader than I intended. He heard me, and replied iu a tone in wnieh there was some bitterness, in spite of his efforts to repress it: I am afraid so, sir. I do not see why Col. Anson should dislike me so much, t never merited bis displeas ure. Heaven knows, he added, and I saw his features tremble as with a sharp pain, I would, die to serve him. Very good, I said. You can remain, at your quarters for two days and con sider yourself on the sick list fpr that time. Thanking me, he went away. The fellow perplexed me. I was confident that there was some mystery existing between him and tbe oolonel, aud kuown only to these two. While I was musing upon thio,- the colonel aetit for me. He received me with very cold politeness. Whit is the matter with Hill ? he asked. He ia broken down by the unusual fatigue "to which tie had been sub jected Five successive tprus of guard duty would kill a much stronger man thnu he is. Who has kept him out so long ? asked the colonel biting hm lip. He kept ou by yonr orders, I be lieve sir, I replied, looking him full in the face; nd I must say, colonel, that I am surprised at your putting him to such a test, uuless you want to kill him. ' , Colonel A n soa started, and looked at me searchingly. Has Hill dared to refl ct upon the conduct of his commanding officer ? he a-ked coldly but without meeting my eye. He said no more than every one in the regiment has, 1 replied, that he regretted having gained your dislike, s he was sure he had done nothing to merit it. Whs that all he said, doclor ? He added, I replied, after hesitat ing a moment, that he would gladly d.e to seive you. Au expression of intense pain swept over Colont 1 Anson's face; but he was silent. After a brief pause he said quietly: I will not detain you lou jer, doctor. I om 6orry to hear of Hill's :ckness. I was more perplexed when I left the room than I was when I entered it ; and during all the winter had no means of gratifying mv enrio-ity. Indeed.it was intensified by the fact that, nt the express request of Oolonel Anson, the President promoted Hill to a vacant lieutenancy iu his company, t la-1 we went to the Peninsula, and ere long my regiment was called ou to participate iu the desperate battle at Fair Oaks.- 'II at engagement brought ni" work enough, for my regim- nt suffeiud terribly. As hardened as I thought I had becom.;, I grew faint a:;d sick over the dreadful work that u.'ve me neither rest nor hope of rest. T: e Iit'le field hospital which I had established on the edge of the swamp seemed to me a p rfect slaughterhouse, and I longed mori. eagerly than I had ever done for a cessation of the fight- intr. It came at Ja.. a litt-e -after ten- o'clock on Suuday moinii g I had cleaier out my'hospistal, and -tent my last man accross the Ch cka honuiiv. -My a-sistauts were abseut f r purpose, atid I was the ouly person iu the little fctrnoture of boughs. Suddenly I was aroused from a reverie unto which I had fallen, by the hur ried entrance of some one. I looked np and saw- Colonel ;Anson standing b if ore me He was pale and ex -hausted, aud was bleeding from a deep cut in his head. He held in hta trms the inanimate form of Lieateimut Hill. : I never saw so much grief in a human face as -was written on that of Colonel A neon. a he - laid uis burtbn on tbe rade table. Be quick, doctor, for Heaven's sake! he said, painfully. i-..-- - But you are wounded, Colonel J I exclaimed, when my : astonishment would let me speak. - Never mind me, -was the quick, re tort. Attend to this one. . . Hill was jvouuded in the breast, -and. I saw at once that it was a danfi-eron and doubtful case. I beut down to loosen his ooat udr examined the .in jury. I could do no : good Tbe aim had been true .and the ball had gon tight through the hear, Thu was 1 NO. 19 not the only discovery; I had learned a part ol tbe mystery that hung over HU1. Heavens, colonel, I exclaimed, look ing up at him. This is a woman. ine only one tnat ever loved me. groaned the oolonel. She followed J me here in male disguise, and this morning when I was in danger Baved me, who had done nothing but wrong her, at the cost of her own life. She was my wife, doctor. He left before I could speak. This was all I ever knew. The next day the oolonel was shot in a skirmish. I had him bnried In the grave where he had laid his wife, and to this day I have never learned the secret of their unhappy lives. fiOVCR'VOK'BROGDEVS I.ETTEK 'I'O JUDRC CLOUD A DISIIKACG reii AFFAIR. - The "following account of a most disgraceful transaction we take from, the Kaleigh News. We sincerely trust there is some misapprehension as to the complicity of Governor Brogden in the matter. Is it not possible the letter to Judge Cloud was written by some understrapper about the Gov ernor's office and without his knowl edge ? . What is it Called ? Some weeks ago mention was made in this paper of au application made to tbe Executive for the pardon of one Atwood, con victed at Davie Superior Court of the murder of one Sandy Hauser. The information of the petition was com municated to the local editor of the News by Governor Brogden himself in the executive office, Mr. Evans, as usual in his morning rouuds, calling at all tbe offices of the departments for itoms of news. This application for pardon or commutation of sentence was voluntarily produced by the Gov ernor, and it was ironi miormation furnished by him that mention of the circumstance was made in the col umns of the News. Among the names appended to the petition was that of John M. Cloud, the judge before whom the case was tried. On a subsequent yisit to the executive office Mr. Evans was told by Governor Brogden that Judge Cloud had written to him complaining that his name improperly appeared in the petition and requesting him to have a correction made through the newspapers. The Governor seemed much amused at Judge Cloud's an noyance, but no correction was made, nor was there the slightest intimation given that the ignature was other than a genuine one. Within the past week a gentleman connected with the News office trav elled with Judge Cloud from Greens boro' to Lexington and in the course of conversation the Judge referred to the interpolation of his signature in the petition. He denied that he had signed it and said that he had written to the Governor on the subject and had, after some time, received a re ply. The letter was placed in the hands of our informant by Judge C. and read carefully. In it occurs the following perhaps not the exact language but conveying the exact idea: "In reference to the appearance of your name in the petition for execu tive clemency, I am persuaded that the editor of the News inserted it." The Governor may have thought in inflicting this cowardly stab that no ex posure of the transaction was probable. But Judge Cloud was communicative and not at all reluctant to exhibit the Governor's fetter. He may have be lieved the statement contained therein. If His Excellency had thought it probable that the letter would have been exhibited he might have been more on ' his guard, because he was perfectly aware that the editor of the News had no information beyond what he furnished himself, voluntarily, in his own office, from a paper now in his own possession and on which, unless careful erasure is made, the name of John M. Cloud will appear as it was presented to Mr. Evans. At all events, tbe memory of this gentleman is not the subject of eras ure. He has a vivid remembrance of all the circumstances connected with the interview in which the information was given of the nature of the'petition and its signers. Comment is hardly necessary. There is always the inclination to as cribe to a Chief Magistrate qualities that elevate him above the masses. His office is kindly presumed to purify him and dignify his nature however despicable it may' have been in private station. We have wasted magnanimi ty in supposing Governor Brogden bettered by his occupancy of the exec utive office, since by his ascription to us of a base act, without the slightest foundation in fact, and capable of proof that he was fully aware of his false statement and made it malignant ly and designedly, he shows his own capacity for any act of baseness. Horatio Seymour. Utica, N." Y., May 3 The Utica Observer publishes the - following let ter from Governor Seymour in refer ence to the Democratic nomination for the Presidency: Utica, May 'Z, 1876. To the Editor of thb Utica Ob server: I have not felt that a few compli mentary notices have placed me in the list of those seriously- thought of as candidates for the Presidency. While, therefore I have constantly answered to all those who have spoken to me on the subj ect that I could not accept a nomination, even in the improbable evont that one should be tendered, I have not thought there was enough in the suggestion of my name to maze it a matter of good taste to say anything o- er my signature, but an article iu yesterday's Utica Herald may em barrass others and place tnem in false positions. It assumes that certain delegates that it names are in favor of my nomination and against that of Mr. L'llden. I know that many of them are his earnest supporters, while so.ne of tuem would be in my favor if I was a candidate. I feel that it is due to the delegates named, many of whom bre warm, personal friends, to save them the embarrassment of denying the statement that they go to the National Democratic Convention with any views of bringing forward my uamo or of opposing the nomination of Mr. Tilden. I am, very truly yours, etc. Hor. vrio Seymocb. Ths Cetiteuulaw openinjr Oar. The following js the first official an n luuoeweut of te Director General Las ifl the opening day of the Centen nial, tbe 10th iustaut: : General Order No. 1 Tha exhibi tion will bj open to the public on Wednesday, the luth inst., at noon. Exhibitors,: are notified that their spaces and exhibi ta must be placed in order aot later than Monday avening, the Sth instant, ' so ' that the avenues latidjanblic passageways may be clear ed"oo!::the9tb instant. All exhibits roost be '.uncovered and exposed at 9 o'crfick on Wednesday morning, the lOta instant. .. A. T. Goshorn, Dixeotor General. : Pjmr.Trrr,fTirAi gy X, 1876V . RATES OF ADVERTISING. One Square one week SI SO One Square two week 1 SO Ones qnare one month IN i?aiAre,8i?t oiiUi. 10 OS atlrlllional Squares at propotionalratea. J?1? u "lol to ra nuD xjxm ad Tertutnft type. Caah inveriablT In advance. Lir&&h.JF3J5, THK V MARK. .?ubSrtb?!S. ttndlg bine A mark acrees thta notice will understand thtl their aab- !iS.b?5.wlu erplre ln few days and they are respectfully requerted to renew without delay. A red-mark denotes that their subscription has already expired, and unless we hear from them immediately ,we wiil be compened to discontinue the paper. THE CONFERENCE IT BALTIMORE FIFTH DAT. Baltimore, May 6 Noon. At the opening of the conference, this morn ing a communication from the bishops was read expressive of the pleasure and gratification at tbe manner in which the paternal messages from the last general conference had been re "eived by the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. A paper was adopted and or dered to be published with the ad dress of the bishops. Rev. J. Lauahan presented a com munication signed by certain mem bers of tbe Methodist Church in this city which was referred to a committee-. Baltimore, May 6. Night The re port ou t Ive book concern represents t.llA Naw Yirlr ftnnnArn aa hina- in a , - sound and safe finnnnisil Rnmiifcinn Vint states that there .should be a better in come than a per cent from the million dollars invested: the Veatarn honk concern is practically insolvent. The Church needs but oue printing and publishing house. The periodical de partment jf the Western concern as now constituted is a continue! and in creasing source of loes. Three members and three laymen were appointed by the bishop under resolution of the last general confer ence to prepare a succinct code of ecclesiastical jurisprudence and pro cedure embracing general principles aDDlicable to church trials. The chair submitted the report of the commit tee. The committee, he said, were unanimously in favor of adopting the Drelimiuarv chapter, but were not of one opinion. As to the code he was instructea by a majority to present a reoort and Dr. Miley would uressnt a minority report. Both reports were presented and ordered printed. Tho hour for receiving national messengers from the British Westieyan confer ence having arrived, Rev- Dr. Fass New York introduced liev. VV, IS. Pope, of Aylesbury College, Mans Chester, Eugland, and Rev. P. Newt mau introduced liev. J nines Harrison Reeer. president of the Westminster training college at London, the cols easue ol I'rol. l'ope. lue enure conference rose on the introduction of the messengers. The answer of the British conference of 1875 to the ads dress of the general conference held in Brooklyn in 1872 was presented by the messengers aud read by the See retary. The answer is one of cordial aud fraternal greeting and encourages ment, succinctly reviewing the great work of the Church, it's steady progress and rapid increase in both houses here. Professor Pope then addressed the conference His address was able and eloquent el'citing frea quent outbursts of applause from the conference and vast assembly. Re f erring to the centennial as common to the nation and Methodism in the United StateB, he Baid: You and we are alike generous enough and Christian enough to rejoioe together in the great event which a hundred years ago displayed the hand pf Proys idence in making you an independent people. Great in yourselves and strong in the prophesy of larger greatness we know full well that no act of independence can make you in the deepest sense independent w of England. We hold you by an indis soluble bonds and the blood in your veins beats time to the pulsation of our hearts and ours beat time to yours. But after all your centennial is, as it has been fully shown, a religious less tival at the foot of the Heavenly throne. You are bent . n superadding to your national and civil rejoicing a great tribute to Him who took up your national independence intoHia counsel for the government of the world. May He accoept your tribute and sanctify your national year to the ins crease of grace in your hearts, house holds, ministry and common work." Rev. Dr. Rigg followed in an inter esting and able speech, after which the conference adjourned, The concluding portion of the paper presented by Dr. Lanahan in the con ference this morning in reference to the book concern having been sent to tue Associated Press, the following is furnished tbe press by the patties whose signatures are attached: "The statement of the insolvency of the Western Methodist Book Concern at Cincinnati contained in the memorial presented to th general conference through Dr. Lanahan and given to the Associated Press is utterly untrue. Its assets are $503,285 73 iu excess of its liabilities. Its net profits the past four years were $80,686 05 and the concern is unembarrassed, xts dusi- ness has been constantly supervised and its assets and accounts carefully examined and estimated by the com mittee of the three business laymen appointed by the last general confer ence, namely; Amos Bhinkle, James P. Kilbrett and R. A. vV. Bruehel, whose aep .irate report fully corrobor ates the report of the book agents signed by Hitchcock & Walden, agents; Amos Shinkle, Robt. F. Queal, Chas. W. Rowland. " The signers idluded to are C. Habent Richardson, John Miller, John Bao and Jesse Z. War field. The Wit ill n 2 ton safe Burglary. Washington, May 2 O. E. Babcock, it is now reported, was the prominent official who met Miles.the safe-burglar, at the Metropolitan Hotel on the night of the 23d of April. 1874, and told Miles not to be afraid, that thare was no one to harm him; that he must go back and f ufill his engagement, as it had already beeu fixed that he should escape. The party who scared Miles was JohD O. Evans, who tooa a hand in tho conspiracy just for fan, and lodged himself in the small room in the rear of the office where the safe was located. The arrangement to per fect the escape of Miles was entrusted to A. B. Williams aud J. A. W. Clar voe, at the head of the detective corps. It does not appear that Clarvoe was niii.nnin a nurtv ti tliB ooiisoir acv. but an obedient follower of the scheme as perfected by Harrington and that par ticular part carried out by Williams, all of which will be developed in a few days, to the annoyance of promi nent parties, who cannot play with the habeas corpus writ as with pellets of wet paper. In U. S. District Court at Norfolk yesterday Rockfotd B. Steph -ns, late deputy collector of internal revenue of the 4th district of Virginia, was con victed of the embezziemeut of $2,000. It is expected Judge Hughes wi.l pass sente nce on him next Wednesday. Dr. S. W." Battle, assistant surgeon U. 8.' navy, passed Weldon on Tues day," says the News, on his way to Norfolk to j iu hia ship, tho New Hampshire, which has been recently ordered to Port Royal, a. C. i At Montreal the Miuerve and other French journals urge that if a general amnesty is granted by the Queen in connection with her sumption of the title of Empress it should be extended to Kiel and Lepine. At Water to wu. N. Y., yesterday, Frank Butlar, for the murder of Sarah Conklin, was found guilty of murder in the secend degree and sentenced to -the pejuteatiary for life.