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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
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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 .
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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.

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