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ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1889.
THE MARINE CONFERENCE.
UOODRICH, OF AMERICA, AND
HALL, OF KNUI.AND, TALK.
The Discussions Yesterday Were
I'pon HuIfh for the Prevention
of Collisions at Sea Issued I
Our Treasury lieparlniem.
Wasiiincton, I). C, (k'toher 17 i he i
mem I hts of the International Marine
Conference upon assembling foi business
to-day were found to have discarded
their gold lace cpaulclies and decora
tions, und were clad in the more sombre 1
garb of the civilian. The assemblage J
had the general appearance of a meeting '
of business men who were gathered lor
purpose which they knew how to se-,
cure. It was soon iiianilestcd that the
two talking memberi) ol the Conference
were Goodrich, of the United States dele
gation, and Hall, of the British Both
are leading admiralty lawyers, and fully
informed as to the subject in hand. The
British delegates, except Hall, main
tained u pcrlect silence. He is their au
thorized spokesman; and while he is
present, the others have nothing to say.
Goodrich's colleagues, however, occa
sionally found it desirable to supplement
his efforts by remarks of their own,
I'he delegates from Norway and Sweden
promise to become important members
ol the Congress. To-day they labored un
der t lie disadvantage of having no inter
preter but that will be remedied to-uior-row,
it is pi omiscil. The discussion to
day was H.'iseil upon n vised interna
tional rules and n-gul iii'ins for the pre
vention of collisions a sea, contained in
a circular -.ss;-..-il by the I'liitcd Stales
treasury ih p.,i Uuctil iiiScptimbcr. IKS".
This was adopted ui the suggestion ol
American delegates as a basis lor action.
lie-cause it w s tu a convenient shuiie.
and afforded a 'jood starting point. !
Votes upon suggestions or propositions j he is heavy headed, short necked, droopci
of change are seldom taken for the rea-1 l umped and crooked hind legs, but like
son that alter the regulations shall have ! the famous bug, without wings or flame,
been thoroughly discussed, they will lie he gets there.
put into a shaiie for final acceptance by 1 We have had no extra fast work yet,
the committees appointed for that pur- the track being heavy and slow, nothing:
pose, and who will Ik- guided in their yet better than "25." That race was re
work by the expressions of the Confer-! markable, though, in being three in five,
dice. It is tile opinion ot the delegates
that the Conference will not be able to
consider all lliequestioiis proposed in the
program in the lime which its existence
is limited by the act authorizing it.
Lt. Cotton ol the Tinted States navy
was to-day elected principal secretary,
and Messrs. Kice Hnglish, Vibiere,
French, and Blaess, German, were ap
pointed additional secretaries. Mi.
Hall, Hnglish, stated that the English
delegates had been instructed that the
programc mapped out by the American
delegates was too comprehensive for the
time ot the duration of the Conference,
and he had therefore to inform tin
Conlerence that he and his collagues
thought it best to confine the discussions
of the Conference of divisions 1 und ;)
of the programc. General division 1 re
fers to marine signals or other means of
plainly indicating the direction in which
vessels are moving in a fog, mist, falling
snow, and thick weather and at night,
and rules for the prevention of collisions
and rules of road.
Division No. 3 refers to the draft
to which vessels should he restricted
when loaded. Hall further stated that
Her Majesty, s government would not
consider as binding any of the regula
tions or conclusions adopted by the
Business In the ttralu Center Iur.
IniC Yesterday's (ieHHlon.
Cmicai.o, October 17. Early trading
was rather light in wheat to-day, and
the the market ruled quiet and steady for
awhile, then became weak with prices
declining c., then rallied rather
sharply, prices gaining n ruled easy,
and closed about the same us yesterday.
Moderate business was reported in
corn. The feeling was easier, though at
times the market ruled comparatively
steady on purchases of the year, Novem
ber and May, by prominent local sjieeu
lators. There was 110 new outside news
brought to bear on the market. The
market opened a shade below the closing
quotations of yesterday , changed but lit
tle, and closed Vfcc.uVjc. lower than yes
terday. A weaker and lower market was noted
for oats, due to receipts exceeding
estimates, and also to the fact thai
shorts have covered of late, and longs
wanted to unload and found but few
( 'fferings were free, nnd prices received
1 sre'c. May tieing the weakest owing to
the bulk of tradingbeing tor that month
Fairly active trade was reported in
pork. Prices irregular, market closing
at about inside figures.
A Little more interest was manifested
in lard, trading licing light. Trices
vauced 2' uk ., but settled buck again
The market for ribs attracted little at
tention, prices ruled 5a7Vjc. higher for
October delivery, while other deliveries
were without material change.
Honors to Gov, Hill and Party.
Atlanta, Ga., October 17. This was
a day of feasting and reception to Gov
ernor Hill and his party. The Governor
rose early nnd was entertained by Gov
ernor Gordon at breakfast. At 110011 he
and the members ol his party were driven
to the capital where a special session of
the legislature hud beeu convened, this
being a sjiecial thanksgiving day and le
gal holiday. Governor Hill was intro
duced by "Governor Gordon. Governor
Hill spoke briefly about the good feeling
between the Northern and Southern
KosweD P. Flower had u good word
for New York as the place for the World's
Fair. Chancellor Pierson, ex-Assistant
Postmaster General Stevenson and Adju
tant General Porter made short speeches,
after which there was a general himd
shaking. At 3 o'clock the Cuptal City
Club tendered the party a reception. At
V o'clock the Irish American gave Gen
ual Collins a banquet. Governor Hill
and Governor Gordon und all the visitors
were there. A feature of the banquet
was the frequent allusion to Governor
Hill as the right man tor the Democratic
nomination tor President.
On Trial for Murder.
Di'hlin. Octolier 17. -The trial
Father McFiidden nnd other persons
charged with having participated in the
murder of police inspector Martin at
Gwadorn, in February last, began nt
Maryborough to-day. The counsel for
the Crown and tor the prisoners at-1
ternateiy oo ecteo tu certain oi tne men i
onlleH n jurors. There was much ex-1
citement in the court-room. Several ot
the panel protested in an excited manner
against the objections advanced by the
counsel for the Crown, whereuKn the
court adjourned lor the day.
i An Interesting; letter From Col.
lamcH M. Ra i
! I.KXINUTON, Ky.. October 1 lHH'.t.
Editor Citizen: I reached Lexington
I yesterday morning. Had a run of about
j liirty niiks through 1 he "Blue Grass re
! gion," it is a 14 rand country ; with their
i massive stone fences, the almost illimita-
bit-blue irrnss sward, dotted here, there
and everywhere witli immense Hoiks and
herds, it presents a picture well worth
the trip to see.
The city is thronged with people, never
so many here befure. and the late arrivals
cannot find where to lay their hearts,
Many have to go out to adjacent towns
to sicnd the night. They are here from
all parts of the world, and all attracted
iv the "horse." "Horse" here is what
"climate" is with us in Asheville. We
talk climate, real estate, town lots und
tobacco; here it is horse, horse, horse.
The old folks talk horse, the negroes talk
horse, the ladies talk hoist- anil the chil
dren talk horse. Its horse for breaklast.
horse for dinner, hushed, and re-hashed
At the sale to-davprices run from $100
to $3, (Mil). No bid is received for less
than $100. No very valuable animals
yet offered. Some three year olds sold
at figures reaching close up to $ 3000, to
go to I'lcnnany. Buyers from almost
everywhere are on the markets, one man
hus'solil $192,000 worth.
The "trot ling meeting" is unusually in
teresting; some crack nags lure, 11 num
ber with records nuiicr twenty. Tin
drawing card is t he now famous Axtell.
a three year old stallion colt that trotted
at Terre Haute, Indiana, a lew days
since in the reninrkal Ic lime of 2.1 "J.
bcntiuic' all three year old and stallion
records, selling at one tor $105,000. Ib
is anything but a beaulv. Without
name o' tame would not sell (or $100.
with twelve starters ann all going 10 trie
finish none distanced. Tor lo-morrow
the 15th, something below "20" is ex
iected. Very Respectfully,
Jam lis M. Kay.
T. S. I forgot to state that in the colt
contest to-dav a one venr old trotted in
Wreck on tlie Texan and Pacific.
Ei.i-aso, Texas, October 17. A wreck
occurred on the Texas and Pacific road
at Madden, about sixty miles east of this
place yesterday. A w ashout threw thin-eight
engine and several cars down an
embankment. Engineer R. J. Bible, re
cently of St. Louis, and fireman Charles
Jones were caught under the side of tin."
engine and literally roasted to death.
Brakemaii G. W. Mansfield was also
Annapolis, Md., October 17. The
Governor to-day appointed Joseph B.
Seth, commissioner to represent Mary
land and Virginia, near Hog Islam! in
the lower Potomac river; also the Horn
Jos. F. Morgan. as being well acquainted
with the locality as local commissioner.
The commissioner is to act in cor junc
tion with a commissioner to be appoin
ted by Virginia, and an engineer from the
An Old (icniiaii Assassinated.
Charleston, S. C, October 17. Ottn
Fosehang, 011 old German shop keeper
on Johns Island, was assassinated on
Wednesday by a negro named John
Simmons." The motive, it is suspected,,
was roblierv. The assassin is now in
Sunset Cni'll HuceCHor.
New York, October 16. Amos J. Cura
mings was nominated to-night by the
Tammany Democrats of the Ninth Con
gressional District to fill the vacancy in
the next Congress caused by the death
of Sunset Cox.
Hlppolyle Elected president.
New York, October 17. A cable to the
Maritime Exchange to-day announce
that Hinpolyte has been unanimously
elected President ol Huyti. In all, ninety
one votes were east at the election.
A steamer Breaking I p.
Nokeoi.k, Ya October 17. Tlie
steamer Amy Dora, ashore at Watcha
prngtie inlet, is breaking up. Her cargo
of cotton is being saved as rapidly as
neatlt of Ex-Governor Hartrawfl.
1'iiii..ii:i.-hia. October 17. General
John I". Hartrawft, ex-Governor ol Penn-
syiYiinia, 1 11 1 1 ,,1 urn 1 in.- i iii
I uiwii til 1101,11 LO-ll.t .
The Weather To-Day.
Washington. October 17. Indication
lor North Carolina. Fair till Saturday j
night ; slightly warmer ; westerly winds.
We were glad to learn yesterdav
through a telegram from Mr, V. S. Cush
man to Mrs. Lynch that her husband
who recently went from here to a hospi
tal in Philadelphia for the performance
of a critical surgical operation upon a leg:
hearing the painful effects of a bullet
wound received during the war, passed
through the operation successfully on
Wednesday. We hope he will now soon
lie restored to his former health and use
fulness. Ex-Confederate Soldier Killed.
We regret to learn that Mr. Timothy
Chandler, of Flat Creek township, was
killed on Wednesday by the premature
fall upon him of u tree which he was cut
ting down. We have no farther particu
lars. He was a brave soldier during the
war. Fate, or rather a good Providerfce.
guarded him through the dangers of bat
tle, to perish long after in the time of
peace by un accident incident to farm
Bishop L mail's Health.
The Rev. C. L. Hoffman showed us a
letter vesterdav received from the above
uumed gentleman in which In- said that
his health had so much improved that he
hoped soon to resume his seat in the
house of bishops, now in general conven-
tjon ussemuled. This relieves the anxic-
.- , .
ties ' many '
Mr. W. M. Da vies, of He-jdersonville.
was in the city yrsterduy, o n his way to
Washington City where we. learn he h is
quake Shocks, Etc,
Henuk.hsonvillk, N. C, Oct. 10, 'HO.
Iiditor Citizen ; Great excitement was
occasioned at this place and Flat Kock
and vicinity on yesterday morning be
tween the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock, und
again at 10 o'clock last night, by a suc
cession of very severe earthquake shocks.
The first shocks, Tuesday morning, were
slight, and of short duration, though
quite iierceplihle at Flat Kock and other
points in that section of the country.
Those occurring: at 10 o'clock last night
. i.ri pviiilinilv Severn and St art iitnr b
especially at points in the vicinity ol
Glassy mountain, about four miles south
west of here, a chimnev of the residence
of Mr. Hill, a former resident of
Charleston, S. C. located near that
mountain, being thrown down, and
other buildings considerably shaken up,
among which was the residence of Capt.
R. H. Maguire, who reports the se
verity of the shocks as much greater
than those felt here three years ago,
when Charleston, S. C, was so much
damaged by a similar occurrence. The
sliocks in every instance were accompan
ied by loud rumbling noises, resembling
somewhat the report caused by the
rapid discharge ot artillery. No intelli
gence of a similar occurrence at other
places distant from here, has been re
ceived, and there is no little speculation
as to the location and cause of the dis
turbance. Some of the residents ol tin
neighborhood adjacent to Glassy moun
tain and Flat Kock, at which places the
shocks and reports were more plainly
distinguishable than elsewhere reported,
incline lo the opinion that the trouble
is ol local origin, and that its seat is most
probably to lie traced to the interior ol
The marriage of Kev. S. H. Milliard to
Miss Mamie Justus, by Kev. James
Atkins, jr., of Asheville, at the residence
of the brides's brother-in-law, Dr. C.
I-ew, at this place, at 4- o'clock p. in.,
yesterday, was an occasion of rejoicing
uniong the respective friends of tlie popu
lar contracting parties, both of whom
are well and favorably Known to all our
citizens. The bridegroom was accom
panied by Dr. C. E. Milliard and sister,
Miss Love Milliard, and Dr. Atkins, ol
Asheville. The ceremony was performed
in the presence of only a limited numlier
of select friends and members of the re
spective families. An elegant supper was
served at 5 o'clock, after which Mr. Hil
liard and bride left on the (i o'clock train
lor Dayton, Tenn., to which place he was
assigned by the recent session ot the
Holston Conference. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. M. T. Justus, a recent
gradiiatcof the Asheville Female College,
highly accomplished, and is one of Hcn
dersonville's favorite daughters.
The present session ol Judson College,
under us new management, witli ur.
Richard H. Lewis as President, opened
with a much larger number of students
than for several previous years, and the
proseets for a still greater increase are
very favorble many more students hav
ing signified their intention of entering
at an early dale. The members of the
faculty are all experienced teachers.
The roof of the college building is being
repaired and many other things are being
attended to, to make the building more
comfortable. This school has already
been of great service to thisand adjoining
counties, and it is destined to become a
powerful factor in the upbuilding of the
whole of Western North Carolina. The
immediate influence of the school in Hen
dcrsonville is being felt to a very great
It is probable that a new venture in
journalism will be made here soon, as it
is rumored that a joint stock company
has been formed, and about sufficient
capital subscribed to purchase a first
class outfit. The paper will be Demo
cratic. Almost daily, for the past six weeks,
thousands of pounds of eubbages have
Ixjen shipped from this point South.
The past season was an unusually favor
able one tor the growth of this vegetable,
the average weight of heads being not
less than ten pounds, and the aggregate
production is larger than ever before.
The various business interests of Hen-
dersonvillc are just now quite flourishing,
and the pros-iects for ner future pro
.rrcssiveness were never brighter or more
Mr. A. R. Gucrard, president of the
Carolina Canning Company, ot flat
Rock, will leave that place tor Europi
to-morrow. He will be absent during
the greater portion of the winter.
THE A. A. ft II. ROAD,
The riurvey to Benin Both Ways
From Asheville on Monday.
A delegation from Transylvania com
posed of Messrs. W. A. Gash, attorney
for the county, Capt. Lent. Brooks, chair
man of the board of county commission
ers, Mr. Bell, clerk of the Superior court,
visited our city yesterday, with a view of
investigating the affairs and probabili
ties of the A. A. and B. railroad com
mencing work on their line. The whole
matter was thoroughly looked into by
these gentlemen, and they found the situ
ation and condition of the same entirely
satisfactory. They carried away with
them a copy of the contract entered into
by the railroad company and the con
struction company in order that they
might inform correctly their people in
regard to the provisions and require
ments of Ihe same.
The officers of this road were exceed
ingly glad to see these gentlemen, as
they will be to see delegations from
other sections, in order that they may
have an opportunity of showing that
they are acting upon a solid basis.
It is confidently expected that the sur
vey will commence in both directions
from Asheville on Monday next. The
natter is well worthy of the confidence
and hearty co-operation of the people of
every section through which this line
passes, for the reason that we pay noth
ing in the way of county bonds or oth
erwise until the road is built and the
cars running on the same. It reflects
with great credit on some of our citizens
that they have had the push to develop
an enterprise which shall tend to improve
nnd enrich this county so much.
Round Knob Hotel.
We are authorized to say that this well
known hotei closed yesterday for the
winter, but will be opened again in the
spring or early summer, of course ; how
could we get along without the Round
THE REVISION OF THE PRAY
ER BOOK COMPLETE!.
The Committee on Canons Re
commends the Appointment of
Deaconesses-T he Work or the
Convention Moves Rapidly.
New York, October 17. Shortly titter
the Protestant Episcopal convention this
morning, Kev. Dr. Huntington, of New
York, spoke in favor of his resolution,
placed on the calendar last week, for the
joint committee to prepare a standard
prayer book ot ihvi. I ne resolution was
Kev. Daniel Goodwin, of Pennsylvania,
presented a report of the committee on
canons, recommending tne creation oi
deaconesses, and giving details ot their
management. Only women over twenty
five, of devout character and fitness,
should lie appointed, theseclniracterislics
to be testified to by twelve persons, six
males and six females. The resolution
was placed on the calendar.
Dr. Goodwin then recommended the
adoptiou of the reports numljers 6, 7 and
8, 9, 10 and 11, providing for minor
changes in the phraseology and canons.
The reports were adopted.
At 11.15, the house went into a com
mittee of the whole on liturgical revision,
with Chancellor Woohvorth, of Ne
braska, in the chair.
A number of delegates discussed the
changes proposed in the thanksgiving
service by the house of bishops. Consid
erable opposition was developed against
the proposed change to restrict the rt'iK.
titiou of the prayer lo the minister ulont.
Kev. Morgan Dix spoke against the
'cpetition ot prayers by the congrega
tion. When he sal down, loud cries of
"question" were heard; but it was not
until after a number of other Sieeches
had been made that a vote was reached.
The two amendments were lost.
The original motion ol the standing
couiiuiitee was then put before ihe house,
and lost by a vote of 112 yeas to 17o
The motion provided that after the
words "general thanksgiving in the
morning and evening prayer, the follow
ing rubric be inserted to be said by the
minister alone or by the minister and
Dr. Hart then read the next change in
the praver book already sanctioned by
the bishops; "That there lie inserted in
the Book of Common Prayer after pray
ers and thanksgivings upon several occa
sions, a penitential office lor Ash Wednes
day." Dr. Hart then read from the
prayer book the office proposed to be in
serted. A division was taken without
discussion. The uction of the bishops
was concurred in by a vote of 210 ayes
to 37 noes.
Dr. Hart then moved that the action of
the bishops be concurred in in passing
amendments in the collects, epistles, and
gospel, and page 1 7 of the book of litur
gical revision. The motion was carried
The sixth section, under the same head
ing, wus then taken up. It provided that
after the gospel for Christmas day there
be inserted a new collect, epistle nnd gos
pel. The resolution was passed.
At 12.5H, Dr. Hart moved that the
committee lie allowed to report pro
gress and sit again. A recess was then
When the house of deputies assembled
for the afternoon session, they went into
a committee of the whole with Chancel
lor Woolworth, ol Nebraska, inthechair.
On motion of Dr. Hunt, it was agreed
to insert after the gospel on easter day,
the gospel on page IS, ol the book on
liturgical revision for any church where
the holy communion may be celebrated.
The changes in order for the adminis
tration of the Lord's Supper, as sug
gested by the house of bishops, were ap
proved. The second section, however,
which read, "that after the words
glory be to thee, O, Lord,' there be ad
ded, and after the gospel 'thanks to thee,
0, Lord,' was lost.
A discussion oil the proposed adoption
of the change in the prayer book which
had been passed by the bishops, but
which was not contained in any report,
created a great deal of confusion. Rev.
Dr. Mawn, ol Missouri, sought to have
the changes brought about, but he failed,
and the Rev. Davis Sessums, of Louisi
ana, said the house did not understand
the subject, or they would not vole it
down. Dr. Sessums, however, was sup
pressed, and the changes were not
The question of the adoption of the last
nraver in the book was then brought up.
Several speeches were made on this, and,
in the course ol the debate, Mr. H. H.
Harding, lay member from Missouri, ob
jected to anv more revision. The onlv
persons, he said, who will Ik- benefitted
by the revision are booksellers.
Dr. Huntington closed the debate, and
the amendments proposed by the com
mit lee were adopted.
The house then adjourned.
A HTRANUE IDEA OK FI'N.
Hqulre Chambers Knows How to
Deal With the Boys.
A friend from Reems Creek writes us
that n party of yown; men under the in
fluence of whiskey, visited thut peaceful
neighborhood on Sunday last.thinkingit
a suitable place lo have out the fun
which they hud bought in Asheville.
They were not so well acquainted with
Reems Creek as we are. It is the last
place we would select to go on a bust,
because there lives there a certain magis
trate, John Gregg Chambers, who does
not know enough about new fashioned
law to say a man is innocent, whom he
knows lo lie guilty. Into 'Squire Cham
bers hands these mirthful youths fell,
and. after some heroic treatment, they
left Reems Creek wiser we hope, certainly
poorer, liecnnse the county school funds
were enriched over $30 nt their expense.
Buncombe has many such magistrates
as 'Squire Chandlers, and we wish she
had many more, and also that our boys
would get a better idea of what is fun
Where is the amusement, young gents, in
losing $50 dollars these hard times, to
say nothing of the tremendous headache
of next day? Would it not have been
j better fun to havcenjoyed thegymnusiura
I of the Y. M. C. A. ? We think it would
have been more healthful and surely verv
I much cheaper. Try it once boys, and see
j il voo do not agree with us.
' Dr. S. W. Battle has returned to the
city. He was esiccinlly pleased witli
that partion of his trip 'hnt led to
Toronto, (Jueliec and other cities of the
A. M. E. ZION CHI'RCH,
Second Day's Session of the Ten
nessee Annual Conference.
At 1 0.20 a. m. the conference convened.
Rt. Rev. T. H. Lomax I). D., ojiened de
votional services by reading the 14-th
chapter of Job, as first section and 1st
chapter of Hebrews.
Rev. W. A. Ferguson read the hymn,
"Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun,"
etc. The hymn was sung with spirit.
Rev. J. L. II. Swears invoked the Divine
aid and blessing.
After singing the hymn, "Guide Me, 0!
Thou Great Jehovah," etc., the Rt. Rev.
T. H. Lomax D. II., assumed the chair,
the roll was called and the meeting pre
pared for business.
The minutes of the preceding day were
read und after judicious criticisms adop
ted. The report of R. 12. Toomcy was
called for and rendered.
The Bishop then introduced Dr. J. C.
Price, president of Livingston College,
who, in speaking, referred to the condi
tion of the conlerence as it was when he
lust met it some years ago and bespoke
fields which ojien themselves to the
rising generations ot our people. For
the substantial progress of the people
these were necessary among otherthings:
the attainment ol property, the acquire
ment of trades, such trades lor instance,
as are taught in Livingston College. He
then incited the members of the confer
ence to rally in support of the college,
since it was their work and their sHcial
enterprise among the many institutions
of learning. The audience was greatly
delighted with the doctor's address.
Rev. Dr. Ranmn, oi Asnevnle, was in
troduced. In his remarks he emphasized
his whole-souled Methodism, bespoke his
interest in all species of Methodism, both
white und colored. He spoke ol Method
ism as a vehicle for carrying abroad
virtue, Christianity and personal eleva
tion. He spoke ol the fraternal feeling
existing between the racial divisions of
the Methodist churches.
The Doctor withal made an excellent
and broad-minded address, reciting the
past and present, and portraying the
future condition of the race.
At this juncture Rev. J. It. Brown, of
the Georgia conference, was introduced
and seated within the bar.
A vote of thanks was returned to Rev.
Drs. Price and Rankin for their apprecia
The Bishop called for a continuation of
the presiding elders' reports, upon which
Key. It. M. Gudger, P. E. of the second
district, rendered a report which reflected
much credit upon the workers under him.
The report was adopted.
Rev. F. R. White, P. E. of the fourth
district, submitted a very comprehensive
and thoughtfully prepared report, which
reflected great credit upon him for business-like
At 1.15 p. m. the conference took recess
for 20 minutes.
Kev. A. G. Keslcr, P. E. of the third dis
trict, rendered a report of his district,
which showed determined progress. The
report was adopted.
Dr. J. C. Price announced himself as
representing the "Star ofZion"nndmade
a strong speech in its behalf.
The character of ministers was called
for. Rev. J. M. Wright reported and he
was commended bv the Bishop. His
character having passed, the meeting ad
journed at .'t p. in to meet nt 7.;t0 p. m.
At H p. m. Rev. D. C. Cook announced
the hymn "Go Preach My (iosjicI, Saith
the Lord," etc. Kev. 1. D. Banksinvoked
The hymn "A Charge to Keep 1 Have"
was sung, after which Rt. Rev. T. H. Lc
max, I). D., introduced Rev. R. T. Ander
son, of Knoxville, who was todeliverthe
This gentleman is an excellent singer
and upon rising sang one of those beau
tiful hymns f.r which, ill Kentucky and
Tennessee, he is justly famous. He took
his text from St. Mark 1(1:15, second
clause, "Go ye into all the world and
preach the Gospel." Subject: Tlieinter
nul call of God to the ministry.
After an introduction which reviewed
the many impediments which stood in the
way to the dissemination of God's gos
pel ; which reviewed the frowning looks
of the many heathen systems which sur
rounded its cradle in the days of its in-
cipiency ; which in a comprehensive man
ner lnspokc many of the most gigantic
barriers to the Gospel's progress, he pre
sented the following leading thoughts as
a skeleton for what proved to Ik- a ser
mon reflecting great credit upon both the
preacher and the conference:
I. Ministerial charge 1. A minister
should be a converted man.
II. What to preach 1. The Gospel, i. e.
The revelation of God's goodness to fallen
man; 2. Solemnity should appear in his
III. The most successful manner of dis
charging this trust.
The minister only who is converted by
the power of the Holy Ghost and who is
called by God, the Reverend claimed, will
withstand the iiersecution, the turmoil,
the trials and turbulent times that bent
against the preachers of the gosjiel.
The Reverend claimed that the ministe
rial call was instituted in the family of
Abraham, undcitcdotherinstances bv re
fering to Moses. Aaron and a host of oth
ers, showing hy these examples that
the call of God is a real and tangible
something, and are as real and substan
tantial to day in very deed nnd tact as
they were in the days of old.
Further, he cited the call of Isaiah,
Paul, and the other Apostles. He claimed
it to be in accord with the preaching of
Christ's Gospel to begin atGenesis show
ing forth the perfection and innocence of
the first parents, and search thus the
Scriptures all through. He claimed that
all the ordinances of the Bible, the laws
and their threatening, nnd csecially did
he emphasize the enforcing ot the appre
ciation of performing ersonal duty.
He says ministers are peopling the
realms of thceternal Heaven, or crowd
ing the shades of eternal hell, and there
fore that every sermon should lie preached
as though it were the last to be delivered
The sjieaker ended his sermon in a
very pathetic manner, swaying in his
peroration the massive audience at will,
and establishing himself in the icoplc's
Rev. J. C. Price, I). D., President of the
Livingston College ut Salisbury, N. C,
will speak to-morrow (Friday) night.
Subject: Education. Dr. Briee is ad
mittedly one ot the finest orators of the
R. E. Toomev,
Reporter for the Contcreuee.
M. E. CHI'RCH.
Session of Ihe Blue Rldice Confer
ence Beiean Yesterday.
The Blue Ridge Confcrcnceof the Meth
odist Episcopal church convened in the
M. E. church in this city yesterday at ',)
o'clock a. m.. Bishop I. W. Joyce, D. D.,
The Bishop in opening the conference
read selections from Isaiah 53 and Matt.
20, tind the conference engaged in singing
"There is a F'ountnin Filled With Blood,"
after which the sacrament of the Lord's
Supper was administered.
The conlerence sang a second hymn and
Dr. Payne led the conference in a very
The secretary of the last session, W. Q.
A. Graham, called the roll.
J. I). Roberson was elected secretary.
The following committee were ap
Public Worship J. D. Roberson, C. 0.
Conference Relations Presiding Elders.
Auditing E.J. Winkler, D. M. Mathe-
son, A. H. Peoples, N. M. Cooper.
Temperance T. W. Matney, C. W.
Smith, R. N. Smith, A.J.Johnson.
Education nnd Frcedman's Aid J. F.
Matney, D. N. Franklin, A. H. Peoples,
Sunday Schoolsand Tracts L. A. Rom
inger, J. S. Burnett, E. P. York, J.J.
Bible Cause J. R. Cannon, VV. A. Bal
lew, A. J. Johnson.
Church Literature H. Verner, William
Franklin, N. M. Cooper.
Missions The Presiding lilders.
Church Extension D. M. Clayton,
William Evans, C. F. Castevens, J. J.
Episcopal Fund L. A, Kominger, L. J.
Penley, Wiley Perry.
New York Book Accounts E. H. Rey
nolds. Cincinnati Book Accounts E.J. Wink
ler. Conference Treasurer W. A. Ballew.
Conference Stewards W. F. Parker,
D. N. Franklin, A. H. Peoples, N. M.
Conference Minutes The secretaries
and Presiding Elders.
Sabbath C. 0. Jones, V. A. Ballew, A.
J. Johnson, I). S. Richardson.
State of the Church E. J. Winkler, J.
It. Lindsay, R. N. Smith, J. It. Tucker.
The time of meeting was fixed at 8.30
a. m., and for adjournment at 12 m.
The Bishop announced that the confer
ence was authorized to draw on the
Chartered Fund for $30, and a draft was
ordered for the same.
J. C. Hartzcll, D. D., corresponding sec
retary of the Freednian's Aid and South
ern Educational Societies, and C. H.
Payne, D. D., secretary of the Boanl ol
Education of the Methodist F.piscopal
church, were introduced and made able
and interesting addresses concerning the
work of the societies they represent.
The eighteenth question was taken up.
and A. F. English was called, his charac
ter passed and he continued in the sup.-r-numcrary
The nineteenth question was taken up,
and J. W. Naylor's character was passed
and he was continued ns nsiiierannuate.
The twentieth question was called and
J. D. Robcrson's character havingpasscd,
he reported his labors as presiding elder
of the Bakersvillc district, showing the
work in good condition.
The names of W. F. Parker, J. R. Can
non, E.J. Winkler and I). M. Clayton
were called and theircharacters passed.
T. W. Brown was called, his character
passed, and he reported the work of the
Clyde district as being in a prosperous
The names of J. F. Woodfin and IJ. M.
Presley were called and their characters
On motion of J. D. Roberson it was de
cided that when the conference adjourned
it be to meet at 2.30 p. m., to receive the
statistical reports, and J. R. Cannon was
requested by the Bishop to preside over
the afternoon session.
The committees were called and an
nouncements were made.
The Bishop made an interesting and
appropriate talk to the conference and
cordially invited any of the preachers to
call on him at his room, on any afternoon
before 2 o'clock or after 5 o'clock p. m.
Dr. Hurtzell then led the conference in
a fervent prayer, and the body udjourned
Doxology was sung and the benediction
pronounced bv Dr. Payne.
Mr. W. N. Jervis, of Ray, Madison
county, is in the city, and made us a
pleasant visit last evening. We learn
that our old friend Silas Jervis, of Chick
amauga fame, is also in the city, but we
have not yet seen hiin.
THE CRONIN CASE.
Gt'ARDIAN JOHN F. lll.titiH HAS
The Grand Jury in SeHMiou Yet -terday
Examined a Numher cf
Witnesses and II was Rumored
Brouicht In IudictnieiitH.
Ciiicaoo, October 17. The Tribune
this morning says: Ex-Senior Guardian
John F. ltcggs has weakened. He has
threatened that unless certain conditions
are complied with, a lull and complete
statement of his knowledge of the plot,
which ended in the Cronin killing will be
placed in the hands of the Si ale's attorney.
There was plenty of excitement about
the criminal court building to-day ; more
of it. in fact, than at any time since the
jury bribery plot was first laid bare in
.-ill its miserable details. Early in the
morning it b came evident that the ar
rest of Henry L. Slailcniurg, Alexander
Sullivan's private secretary, was to be
followed by a full grand jury invesliga
tion into the matter.
One of the first witnesses summoned
was Stallcnberg. He told to the grand
jury the story he gave State's attorney
Longcneckcr last night, and what caused
so great a sensation in the circles of the
prosecution. When he came out, he was
seen by a reporter, and asked if it were
true that he had gone before the grand
jury willingly to tell all he knew.
"Not by a ling shot," he replied. Me
refused "to say anything about what he
had done in t he jury room.
After Stallcnberg had been examined,
Henry J. McCardlc, also, Clerk in Windcs
& Sullivan's office was taken before the
giand jury. Mis examination was brici,
md when became out ol Ihe grand jury
room, he said that he had made no
revelations to that body, because he had
nothing to reveal.
This mornin;; Windcs, of Windcs &
Sullivan, went to the Slate's attorney's
othce, bearing a note Irom the Mate s
attorney, directing that Windcs be per
mitted to see his clerk Stallcnberg. The
latter was not there, having been taken
before the grand jury. Windcs was so
informed, but he would not credit the
tatcment, and began calling Stallcn
berg 's name in the evident belief that his
lerk was concealed somewhere tncrc
ibouts. The man in charge remonstra
ted, and finally ejected the lawyer Irom
The other witnesses before the grand
jury, who were stqiposetl to know some
thing about the Cronm case were Ulto
Ericsou, clerk for the grocer'' linn ot
Jevne & Co., Jeremiah O'bunncll, ,who is
now under indictment inconucction with
the jury bribery, and a young man
named Kelly Windcs, was also in the
room for a few minutes, but whether or
not he gave any testimony it is not
known. It is understood that Windcs is
preparing to move for a writ of habeas
corpus to secure the release of Stallen-
Ihe Daily .News says that the grand
jury returned twelve indictments, ouiy
one ot winch related to the Cronm case;
and that one is believed to be another
irue bill against John Graham.
CRI EI.TV TO ANIMALS.
Practices of Inhumanity -Which
Should le stopped.
Cruelty to animals, among whom lives
and moves all creatures appertaining
to the domestic uses and services of
man, is one of those sins to which
an, dressed in his brief, but, toward
the animal, very absolute authority,
is unfortunately prone. To the beast
he says, "It is mine; shall I not do what
I will with mine own?" And he beats
and goads and overloads his horses and
teams, and starves and abuses his cattle,
and ill treats his dogs, and harshly treats
every dumb, helpless creatine around
him until the heart of humanity grows
sick, and weeps at the abuse id' power
with no check on it but interest, or
the Society for th- Prevention ol Cruelty
to Animals. Alas! and alas! Remote
hope for the poor beast, who must en
dure present misery without the human
solace ol future reconiieuse. ,
But there is one form of cruelly to ani
mals for the suppression of which sonic
other tippeal than to the dulled lemK-r
of humanity may be made. It is the ap
peal to interest, to appetite or to epicur
ism. Everyone who buys fowls buys
them with the expectation that they un
sound and healthy, and with a sort of
sentimental hope that they lune been
well and kindly treated, which ol course
assures the conditions of soundness and
health. Now, we arc informed by a gen
tleman who, besides being a very good
liver, choice in what he buys and cats,
has a humane and tender heart, and
would grieve to know that what he buys
to kill had been subjected to needless pre
liminary suffering. He tells us he has
been witness to the barbarous treat
ment of the thousands of low-Is brought
here on the trains, crammed in coops.
They are tumbled out of the ears like
dead matter, piled iqi like empty boxes,
pitched about neck and crop as insensate
things, denied food and water, and, until
called for, are pilcd.away in dark unven-
tilated rooms. This being the case the
ultimate consumer has had prepared tor
him no dainty morsel.
But this matter ought to be looked
after ond corrected. Thoughtless, not
to say brutal, handling should not lie
permitted even to the poor fowls who
to-day are, and to-morrow are not, but
who are entitled, like all God's creatures,
to some of that kind treatment to which
man made himself responsible when nil
living creatures were put under subjec
tion to him.
The first ripple of the coming golden
stream of Florida oranges soon tu Hood
the win.'., lund broke upon us very
gently yesterday when Mr. Barker in his
richly tilled fruit stand received the first
instalment. The new comers are small,
as are always the harbingers of the crop;
but they are sweet as the typical Florida
oranges always are; and their big broth
ers will soon be elbowing their way into
use and popularity.
Mr. T. C. Starnes and wife, who have
been visiting relatives in the country
since Monday, returned to the city yesterday.