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MACON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1869.
VOL. LXIV-NO. 22.
(i or tho Telegraph and Mesjcn^cr-
- True Womnnliood.
BY SIDNEY HERBERT.
jn^riDcd to Col. n. B. Tompkins, Clayton, Ala.
nf »11 the type* of tho P nr0 and E°° a »
Ifka nohleat is that of trao womanhood,
llan may be bravo, and greatness achieve,;
Vet woman bis homage mu3t 8tiu receivo.
ffonien there are—and thoir number is great—
won ia sink their sex to a low estate;
Eat all through life's rugged and cloudy wav
8 womanhood shines with serenest ray.
me nurse of infancy and the guide of youth,
drives us the first unfoldings of truth.
«,! sweet the presence of mother and wife,
mit eo cheers our hearts ’mid lifo’s toil and strife;
mat, when tbrf dark clouds of misfortune fall,
ini cover tho home with their frowning pall,
Meets all our sad doubts and our fears and sighs
tVidi a hope and a faith that never dies.
Without hor sweet smile, without her pure love,
rirth could not fit us for heaven abovo;
Her presence, that cheers ns and guidoa our feet,
By tho grace of God, makes our spirits meet
for the kingdom abovo, and Christ the Lord,
Where, and by whom, sbo trill have her reward.
Here, ehe must toil ’mid earth’s pain and its sin,
pnt there—blessed thought—shall her rest begin.
system is the giving to Congress of tho power
to control the rate of interest on the national
bonds, and by this means to regulate all busi
ness transactions. It is held that this is the
only way that the value of money can bo regu
lated. The law declaring that 23* gr. gold shall
be a dollar does not regulate tho value of money;
it only'fixes the value of gold. The rate of in
terest determines the value of money; it is this
that gives the power to accumulate property on
the products of labor.
With such views the Executive Committeo of
the National Labor Union will endeavor to pre
vent tho funding of tho debt in long bonds) and
the resumption of specie payments.
They are for tho payment of the five-twenty
| bonds in greenbacks, as they say, according to
j the terms of the contract, for a free banking
system, and currency expansion; and letters re
ceived here from reliable sources in tho West
go to prove that their idoas are growing more
prevalent every day.
The Executive Committee of tho Working
men’s Union maintain that the fear of an over
issue of currency, which defeated tho hopes of
■ Pendleton, cannot affect their plan of converti
ble bonds at low intorcst; but that when prop
erly understood their monetary system will re
store prosperity to the country; stop the rapid
concentration of capital in a few hands, and
revolutionize tho laws governing tho distribu
tion of the products of industry not only in this
country but throughout the world.
gneb was tho dear one whose loss you deplore,
And whose look of lovo you may sse no more.
Ifc in heaven’s courts, at the throne of God.
We all shall moot to “pass under tho rod."
There, there, in tho midst of glorieo bright,
That are never darkened by shades of night,
She will have a homo with Christ, her Lord,
Anil this shall be her eternal reward.
Clayton, Ala., 1869. -
What mav we take into the vast forever ?
That marble door
tBmitj. no fruit of all our long endeavor,
No fame-wreathed crown we wore,
No garnered loro.
What can wo hear beyond the unknown portal ?
No gold, no gains
Of all onr toiling; in tho life immortal
No hoarded wealth remains,
Nor guilds, nor stains.
Naked from ont that far abyss behind us
Wo entered hero;
No word came with onr coming, to remind us,
' What wondrous world was near,
No hope, no fear.
Into tho silent, starless night before ns,
Naked wo glide;
No hand has mapped the constellations o’er us,
No comrade at onr side,
No chart, no guide.
Yet, fearless, toward that midnight, black and
Onr footsteps faro;
The beckoning of a Father’s hand wo follow—
His lovo alono is there,
No curse, no care.
Congressional Rlnes—The lobby—Wash-
Ington Hotels, etc.
Washington, December 4, 18G9.
Editori Telegraph & Messenger:
In the good old days of the Democracy,
“Bings" wero never heard of — political
“Rings” I mean, of course. Now it appears
that nothing can be dono without them. Tho
noted “ whisky ring” is already a power in the
land.»There are “ Rings " to get men into
office; and “ Rings " to got them out. There
The National, — Here we find Senator Ram-
soy, fresh from his pleasurings in Paris at the
expense of the public Treasury. Ostensibly he
was sent out to negotiate a postal treaty, in
which he most ingloriously failed. Mr. Wash-
burne, who draws a salary as American Minis
ter at the Court of St. Denis, not having time
to attend to such trifles, .was disporting himself
meanwhile at Baden Baden.
The National will be the headquarters of tho
Minnesotians during the session of Congress.
This hotel is remarkable for its “ trooly loil ’’
news-stand, from which “copperhead” news
papers are rigidly excluded.
WnxAEn’s. — The gossip at this hotel last
night was made np principally of arguments
and considerations that referred to the many
who are eager to come before Congress with
bills and appropriations for thoir individual ben
efit and advancement. The presence of so
many members of the Committee of Ways and
Means may have naturally turned the conversa
tion in that channel. Hon. James Brooks, of
New York, editor of tho New York Evening
Express, Mr. Blaine, Speaker of the House, and
a dozen or more of Senators and members of
the House, are registered hero. Among tho
guests is Ex-Governor Dorr, of California, re-
I contly appointed Minister to China, who visits
■ the seat of Government not only to receive his
I instrnctions from tho Secretary of State upon
questions of Chinese policy, bat to endeavor to
i have the mission raised to a first class embassy,
j It is probable he will succeed. Hon. J. B.
J Chaffee, Governor of Colorado, is also here,
: and when asked “ on what business,” jokingly
! answered, that the purport of his visit was to
secure the removal of the Capital to Danver
City. It is thought, however, ho is engaged in
some enterprise likely to prove more beneficial
to the far West
The Ebbut House.—This is the favorite re
sort of the officers of the army and navy; its
well appointed bar, seductive cook-tails and
velvety “whisky straight,” conducing not a lit
tle to its popularity. The signature of the Hon.
J. C. Breckenridge is seen upon the register;
and his handsome figure and fine face attract
the attention of everybody as he passes in and
out Schenek, of Ohio, is hero, girding np his
are steamboat and railroad “Bings;” and, ... m
“Rings” whichexistbyfrand,corrnptionand;l^.^« said to contestwith Beast Bntler
black-mail. The members of these rings dance 1116 leadership of the notlse
The most conspicuous object at the Ebbit
House upon entering tho area about tho office,
i and mako merry, but it is tho people who pay
the fiddler. They wear purple and fine linen, ^ petition in favor of Cuba, spread ont on
and sparkling diamonds; but it is the hard j the counter, awaiting signatures. A long white
earnings of the laborers and the brain-workers sheet or roll of paper, is_ headed: Rise Cuba.
. of the conntry which pay for these things. In
these 11 rings " Congressmen—it would be start-
Wines—ambrosial nectar—rare and ripe and
sparkling. Guests from every section, in whose
ranks may be found the representative of every
profession. Hero may be met the learned advo
cate fresh from the tribunal of justice;-the
skilled physician fr8m tho bed-side of tho inva
lid ; the son of Mars, and tho follower of Nep-
tuno; the astnto judge from tho ermined bench:
the legislator from tho councils of the nation;
tho literatour whose scintillations enliven the
assembly; the diplomat, freed from the labors
of national complications; the financier, re
lieved from tho anxiety of a fluctuating market.
These form the class of visitors to this sympo
sium. Dost like tho picture ? It doos not ex
actly realize the imaginary homo Claude Mel-
notto’s love for Paulino drew; but ’twilldo.
Comparison with European palaces is not my
purpose; but that whioh'I: Would describe in all
its appointments is strictly palatial, for it is the
residence of the Goddess Fortune, whoso way
ward fickleness has never diminished her army
The Season.—I have already briefly sketched
the scenes at the principal hotels, where' the
gaiety is for tho most part made np of wines,
whisky, cigars and cards. But many officials
and Congressmen havo purchased, or leased,
and elegantly fitted up, private residences,
whero breakfasts, dinners, receptions, and balls
will bo the order of the day and night. It hap
pens some times that these gatherings' are
rather mixed; bat that matters not to gaiety-
seekers at the Capital. If a blackleg or a cour
tezan should mingle with foreign ministers,
Senators and their wives, Representatives and
dittos, and if there should be a plentiful sprin
kling of shoddy, it is not to be wondered at.
This is a fast age; and tho gait is rapid at the
Capital during “ tho season.” Unsophisticated
people are sometimes led to ask how it is that
Senators and Representatives and Government
officials, who came here a short time since in an
impecunious condition, and whose legitimate
pay is so small, are enabled to purchase and pay
for costly residences and to live in a style of al
most regal splendor. But, if the query be ad
dressed to our habitue, ten to one he wifi simply
shrng his shoulders and say, Quien sale!
Pbepabations fob Congress.—For some time
past busy preparations have been making in
the Capitol building for tho assembling of the
Forty-second Congress. Tho work is now com
pleted, and the result is a palace, which would
have rejoiced the hearts of the Kings and
Queens of old. In many of the committeo
rooms costly carpets of Brussels and velvet
have been laid down; and tho fittings and fur
niture are elegant enough for a boudoir. The
Vice President’s room has not been overlooked,
of course, 7 but has been garnished in corres
ponding splendor. A new carpet has been laid
down in tho House of Representatives, but in
the Senate Chamber the carpet .which has done
duty for two years will again sink under the
tread of “grave and reverend Senators." The
furniture in both Chambers has been polished
and varnished anew, and some additions made.
A new apparatus for heating the building will
be put in operation this winter, which provides
for exhausting the impure air as fast as fresh
moistened air ascends from the basement. This
will, it is thought, obviate the necessity of our
National Legislators “moistening their clay” so
often in the sanctum presided over by Down
ing. This will bo bad for Downing; but per
haps well for the country.
■When I next write I shall tell of the opening
scenes of Congress. Dalton.
Under this is the Cuba flag, and a mnp of tho
Island, colored and divided, with tho following
foot notes: “The portion of the Island rescued
from insatiate Spanish tyranny is colored red;”
this constitutes about two-thirds of tho Island.
“The portion in yellow is still within the grasp
of a brutal despotism." Then follows an appeal
to the friends of Cuba to sign this petition,
which asks Congress to acknowledge her rights
as a belligerent power, and to recognizo her in-
ling were I to state how many—are often the
central figures. They have their “strikers,”
who lounge about tho hotels looking for fat
“jobs;” for men who have claims against the
Government, or bills to get through Congress.
In the case of claims, it is necessary sometimes
to expend a certain amount of money in the ] de P™ ^t_ GT0K ._ Bat « b irdsof passage”
Departments. Bills are got through Congress j haVQ ag yet found their way to this elegant es-
by money paid down, and by compromise. Says j tablishment, where all is nowin readiness to
one Congressmen to another, “ You vote for my recoive the incoming throng that later will bo
“• „d 111! (or So (ho bill i, ; to “.SS’iooSrllS
passed. Sometimes it is a just one; bnt ottener . fir0 a i read y installed in their palatial suites
it is a legalized robbery of the public Treasury, j of ’ a p ar tments. Tho elegant coupe of “Carl
A poor man or poor woman, who applies to Benson,” which in the envy of. his poorer
Congress for tho necessary legislation, to obtain ■ pothers ^r^bSakotkc.nlclves to° tho
that which is rightly dne, stands no chance whnt-: stre °. ca ra, is often seen boforo tho door; as
ever. Be the bill jnist or nnjnst it must bo lob- we jj BS tho stylish coaches Messrs. Naylor &
.tied through Congress; and money must bo j Bro. have provided for the transportation of
to alt men at tho Capital. j ‘. ce j iere j t<l private dinners; and it wiU bo the
The Loncy.—Every one has heard of the Lob- : 8Cen0 during tho winter of many social ro-
by, sometimes called tho “Third House;” and . unions of this kind. The banquet to be given
it is not less powerful than the legabzed bodies J^^^^l^e^^i^robably open'fte
which sit in the Capitol building. ThoNational. senson
Intelligencer, under its now management, has a j j n a <jdition to the usual table d'hote of the
lobby editor, whose duty it is to visit the hotels hotel, there is attached, in what is known as
members of the.lobby h„.
wsay. I propose to accompany him on one of breakfast O rdino a la carte-e. diraderatum to
his daily rounds. We first visit • those afflicted with lato or irregular hours;
The Metropolitan—This istlib oldest; hotel and the chef dc cuieine is Popilnrdo, whoso
in the city, formerly tho Indian Queen Tavern, ' fame is familiar to -.‘ji®
^pt by Daniel McKerwin, in 1815; afterwards °^ 9 ! a 6 n Ho M e, it Alb’any. and
Brown’s Indian Queen Hotel, then Brown’s bo- ft u -j do repute as careful and excellent
tel and now tho Metropolitan. There are many managers. ’;
essociations of tho older time connected with it; j-,,- Other Hotels.—At the St. James, the Ga-e-
of meu whose names wero household words, and dcijia, the Kirkwook, the American, and nii-
of women whoso beauty and accomplishments merous other.hotels, may be found astray Con-
end elevated position lent Instre to Washington g ressraa n or a Senator; but- the lobyists resort
wriety, and reflected credit npohihe American tQ great cara van femes already described,
name. Among tho guests at the Metropolitan q> JOEB ’g Lair.—There is a lobby whose
mo Gen. Maroy, Inspector General, United nalue j do not choose to give, whose influence is
States Army; Hon. Cornelius Wendell; Gen. Jn ^ remo test circles of society, but whose
Mecm, of Virginia; J. B. McCulloch, better dcs ; g - natc(1 p i ace and city number shall remain
known as* “Mack,” of tho Cincinnati Enquirer; ^ nnfenown The dignity and-exalted po-
J.S. Barbour, President of tho Orange and ^ 0 fi ts visitors, their variety of character
Alexandria Railroad; Alexander Delmar, of the ^ t , w an d the weight and gravity of the
hational Intelligencer; Judge Miller, of theSu- Bub - cls considere d, make it a more prominent
Preme Court, and Paymaster General Bnce. £££ ££ many ^ng all the others corn-
Becisious of the Supreme Court or
DELIVERED AT ATLANTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER C.
From the Atlanta Constitution.]
Tho Court convened at 10 o’clock a. m,, De
cember 6, 18G9. ..
The Southern Circuit was taken up.
1. E. A. Hoyt & Co., plaintiffs in error, vs.
D. J. & J. W. Sheffield. Complaint from Thom
as was begun.
A P. Mynatt, Lochrane and Clark, for plain
tiffs in error. 1
. Hammond and Davis, for defendant.
After the argument was opened, it was discov
ered that the evidence, which was a part of the
bill of exceptions, had ribt been copied for the
Judge and Reporter. For this reason the case
No. 2. Ann M. Peacock, etal, plaintiff in er
ror, vs. Joseph M. Howell, administrator, de
fendant. Equity from Lowndes, was dismissed
for want of prosecution.
Baker and Hammond for plaintiff in error.
Alexander and Jjove for defendant.
In No. 3, D. P. Gibson, plaintiff in error, vs.
C. C. Williams, defendant. Complaint from
Lowndes. There was ho appearance for plain-
tiffin error. But defendant in error claimed
that he should have a jndgment for damages
for the delay caused by this bill of exceptions,
opened the record and argued the cause.
Baker & Hammond for plaintiff in error.
Peeples & Dasher, ilansell & Hansell, by A.
W. Hammond & Son, for defendant...
Chas. C. Kibbcr, Esq., of Hawkinsville, Ga,,
and W. G. Irwin, Esq.,. of Atlanta, Ga., were
admitted to this bar.
No. -1 A. T. Burke, el aj, plaintiff in error,
vs. Kobt S. Anderson, defendant. Equity from
Pulaski was argued. IIansel..& Hansel, Sam.
Hall, C. C. Kibber, for plaintiffs in error. La
nier & Anderson, Pate & Ryan for defendant.
Pending the argument of Mr. Lanier for de-
a .1 . M. .1 In...... .-.<1 4a11 lit «>Ail
The Metropolitan will be the headquarters of
Boa. Alexander Campbell, of Illinois, Chairman
of the Advisory Committee of the National La
bor Union. Tho Committee meet here January
Ll he 5S5 0f *\ e whose countless burners turn night to day; re
earnest, and the proposed organization bids fair - .. . rostl _ nl ; rror s all their rich adora-
bined. It is of the world, and yet not of the
world. Here the veriest sybarite may be con
tent. Rooms, ample and elegant, sumptuous
even in their fittings; gorgeous chandeliers,
to become a most formidable one, - fl ectin £’ n co ^ ni ‘' .
It is said that ninety-dive persons out of every
°Ra hundred throughout the country are in fa-
Tor of the movement; and that the Executive
Committee will remain in Washington until it
has exhausted its efforts to carry ont the views
°f the Union, as expressed in the last National
ments. Gems of art in pictures and statuary
vie with the ornate decorations of gilded cor
nice, frescoed walls, flowing draperies, andHth-
some lace. Fauteuils
of more than Eastern
luxury .tempt to repose, or graceful ease. The
VI union, as expressed in the last jNauonm • ^ Te}vet ., e Forn i ture 0 f nre
LAor Congress. Prominent among these will £ ^ of ' exot5c ig drap ed with the
0G too passage of a bill similar to that intro- Q© sl o « . _
duced into Congress last session by ths Hon* A.
Kuykendall, of Illinois. The Committee
The central idea of our present monetary
richest fabric of Lyon's looms. Servants with
attentive mien,'are waiting to comply with the
slightest behest. Tables gleaming with silver
plate, bearing their load of culinary delicacies.
fendant, the Court adjourned till three o’clock
p. M- ,. • .. hiiftMttHnrJI ,
The Court will set from ten o’clock A. m., till
one o’clock r. M., and from three o'clock r. si.,
till five o’clock p. m. , j. , •. 8 i, .,. A
Sumner.—The World’s critic has been lis
tening to Sumner's lecture on-Caste. : He thus,
after the manner of guano tastfers, analyzes. the
admirable Chawles -
Humboldt, W._ Von....5
Tho Bible .3
St. Jerome... .3
Do Tocqueville........ 7
Eraamua »>. >'J®
Humboldt,'A von,... .5
iEneas Silvius;..J 5-
Des Cartes..^; ......5
Leaving V melancholy rcEiduumof pure Sumner. 5
Grand totri. -100
In spite of this, the man is acknowledged to
have a wondeful voice, on imposing deport
ment, and a store of book knowledge. The
oriiio adds: “The wonder which has puzzled so
many people who have only read-him, dimin
ishes when one has heard him. For he is really
eloquent. The notion of Sumner’s indorsing
Kant is funny—on paper; hut when you come to
hear him quote sonorously the concluding words
■ 11. . Lf1 Dnva PoeGATl * OTtd fllATI ndd
South Georgia Conference.
* POUETH DAT. •: ; : r r - ■
Cothbebt, Ga., December 4,1869U '-'
Conference met at 9 a. m., opened by reli
gions services by Rev. James E. Evans.
The following local preachers were elected to
deacon's orders: ! ‘
Richard S. Scruggs, Henry J. Harvey, Glias.
H. It. Hays, James D. Russ, Travis Pittman,
Report of Committee on Books and Periodic
als anthorizing the printing of Rev. J. E. Evans’
article on Episcopacy was adopted •
The following preachers were elected to El
■Geo. T. Embry and Stephen D. Clements;
and W. C. Bass, Cosby W. Smith, and W. M.
Hays; to Deacon’s orders. \ ‘
-. The follorwingipees^iers were elected to mem
bership in the Conference:
Cosby W. Smith, W. C. Bass, Wm. Hays, S.
D. Clements,; . .. L
The following local preachers wero elected to
W. P. Jordan, John M. Bolton, John W. Bo-
lancl, John W. Jordan, F. A. Wheless, Philip J.
Dell, Isaac A Towers, A. L. Bessent.
Judge James Jackson, from tho Lay Delegates,
read an interesting report on the duty of preach
ers to engage in no secular triumph, and of the
members of the Church to so support ministers
as to make it unnecessary for them to follow
other business than preaching the GospeL
After notices, Conference adjourned to 3 p.m.
Conference met at 3 p. m., Rev, Dr. Evans in
the chair. Religious services by Rev. J. W.
Hinton. ., .. -
Conference went into legal session to hear
several reports on financial matters. 1 Rev. Dr.
E. H. Myers in the chair.
T. T. Christian made an exhibit of the prop
erty belonging to the Conference, and his re
port was referred to a .committee for auditing.
The Conference appointed T. T. Christian
Treasurer, to visit the North Georgia Confer
ence to arrange all matters between the Confer
The Legal Conference then went into the
election of officers for the ensuing year. Rev.
Dr. E. H. Myers, President; Rev. J. Blakely
Smith, Secretary, and Rev. T. T. Christian,
The Legal Conference adjourned, and Rev.
Dr. Evans resumed the chair.
The Conference then went, into the election
of delegates to the next General Conference,
which resnlted as follows:
Clerical—Tit. Loviok Pierce, Samnel An
thony, J. E. Evans, E. H. Myers.
Lay—James Jackson, J. J. Jones, A. H.
Colquitt, W. I. Greene.
There are two more to elect, one clerical and
one lay delegate. Will report in my next.
Cuthdert, Ga., December G.
Editors Telegraph and Messenger: 'In my
account of this body, I have neglected to notice
the anniversary of the Sunday School Society,
on Friday night last. There was a large au
dience, which was happily addressed by Rev.
J. E. Godfrey, Rev. S. H. J. Sistrank, and Dr.
On Saturday night the regular anniversary of
the Missionary Society came off. We had a
most powerful address from Dr. Munsey, of
Baltimore, Missionary of the Society of Foreign
Missions. We never heard anything to com
pare with this effort. It is beyond my power
to describe this wwnderful man. At the close of
his speech a collection was taken, and over one
thousand dollars was collected.
Yesterday was a gloomy, wet day, but notwith
standing this, large audiences assembled at the
various churches to her the word presented.
Bishop Kavanaugh preached at 10j, Dr. Lov-
ick Pierce at 3, and Rov. R. A. Holland at night
in the Methodist Churoh. Dr. Key preached at
the Presbyterian Church, and Rev. J. O. A
Clark at tho Baptist Church, at 10J o'clock. So
far as .we know, all these distinguished gentle
men did welL We heard the Bishop in tho
morning, and we soldom have heard a better
effort.' j • , 1 i
The Conference reassembled this morning at
9 o’clock,. Rev. Geo. C. Clark in the chair.
Tho election of remaining delegates to Gener
al Gonferenoe was the first- business in order.
After several ballots,'the following was the re
Rev. Dr. J. S. Key, Clerical Delegate.
Rev. R. W. Lovett, Lay Delegate.
The following alternates were then elected:
Rev. J. W. Hinton, Rev. J. B. McGehee and
Dr. O. L: Smith, Clerical.
Dr. M. Woodruff, Dr. H. S. Wimberly, and
T. M. Furlow, Lay.
The following preachers were admitted on
Francis M. Russell, Georgo E. Gardner, Wm,
G. Booth, James K. Armstrong, Julien S. Jor
dan, John Skipper, Ed. J. Birch, Eph. Tucker.
The committee appointed to prepare an ad
dress in response to tho fraternal message from
tho Protestant Methodist Cfinrcli reported, fa
voring the appointment of a delogate to visit
them at their next Conference; Bev. Dr. Evans
appointed as delegate.
Dr. Luthc-r M. Smith, President of Emory
College,, made a most interesting report to tho
Conference. Referred to the Committee on Ed
ucation. - - •' •
The Conference resolved itself into tho corpo
rate capacity, Dr. E. H. Myers, President, in
the chair. Rev. Gi G. N. McDowell, Treasurer
of the Fund of Special Beliefs, made his report,
which was received and Adopted.
Rev. R. A. Holland made an interesting
speech, which was well received.
The Conference adjourned to meet at 9
o’clock-A. M. *7
j_ - .SIXTH DAY’S FEOOEEDINQS.
Special Correspondence of. Telegraph and Messenger.
Cuthbebt, Ga., December 7, 1869.
The minutes read and confirmed.
The committee on the case' of Samuel A.
Clarke, who, on having been expelled, prayed
for the restoration of.hia credentials, the.
committee refused to grant his request, and
were sustained by the Conference. The secre
tary was directed to forward a copy of said re
port to the Presiding Elder of the districtof the
Illinois 'Conference ih which said Clarke re
Revs.: A. It. Byrd and G. W. L. Anthony were
located at their own requests through their re
spective Presiding Elders.
The names of J. M. Potter, 15. E. L. Sim
mons, W. M. C. Conley were called, their char
acters passed, and they continued.
Rev. J. G. Wesley was granted a supernume
The listof -superannatcd preachers was called,
and the relation of all was continued.
Revs; Wm. F. Roberts and Leonard; Peak
were readmitted. ■
Rev. Samnel Anthony made a report on An
drew Female College, which was referred, to the
Committee on Education.; . •>
By the death of Hon. James M. Chambers a
vacancy in the officers of tho Missionary So
ciety was occasioned, and the vacancy was filled
by Hon. John J. Jones, of Burke county. The
vacancy occasioned in the Board of .Directors,
by the transfer of Rev. D. D. Cox, was filled by.
tho appointment of Rev. S. S. Swoefc.
Conference adjourned. w
The minutes were read and confirmed.
The Conference requested the appointment of
Rev. F. F. Reynolds as agent of Andrew Fe
The statistical report was read and adopted,
which exhibited an increase in most all the de
partments of the churches.
The Treasurer’s Teport of the Domestio Mis
sionary Society was read'and-adopted; the
whole amounting to near $6,000.
Rev. O. L. Smith made a report on the Bible,
which was received and adopted. The Com
mittee regretted the appointment of Rev. R. H.
Lucky as Agent of the American Bible Society.
The Committee on the religious interests of
the colored people, made their report through
Dr. M. Woodruff, which urged prompt action
on the part of the Conference, in reference to
the colored Conference of the M. E. Chnrch
South, in Georgia, lending all assistance in their
me to say, my furrienda that the gurreat Ger-
„d .. nois,
weight to Kant.”
power. - x .
Rev. R. W. Dixon, Treasurer of the Foreign
Missionary Society, made his report, which was
read and adopted—amounting in all to $1,-
The missionary debt, so long on hand, was
paid in full by the "Treasurer, and the South
Georgia Conference is the first to meet her ob
ligations in the discharge of this debt.
A resolution complimentary to Rev. Dr.
Munsey, Corresponding Secretary of the Foreign
Board of Missions, was was presented by Dr.
Evans) and adopted by a standing vote.
Dr. E. H. Myers presented the report on Ed
ucation, commending Emory, Wesleyan Female
and Andrew Female Colleges to the considera
tion and generous patronage of the entire con
nection, which was read and adopted.
A resolution referring to the plan presented
by Dr. Jesse Boring, in reference to organizing
an orphan home, and constituting the delegates
to the General Conference a committee to con
sult with other delegations upon this subject,
was read and adopted.
Three thousand-copies, of the minutes were
ordered to be published. -tit
Fort Valiev wa3 selected a3 the place for
holding the next Conference. „; ,
After the usual resolutions of thanks to the
citizens of Cu'ihbert, railroads and steamboats,
the Conference took recess to enter into legal
session . |
The first Friday in May was appointed as a
day of fasting and prayer, in behalf of the Gen
eral Conference, which, will be in session, at that
Important Meeting in Washington-
* Ideas on tlie Currency.
It is nnnonneed that following the Labor Con
vention of Colored Men, to^ meet in Washington
to-day, the Advisory Board of tho Execntive
Committee of the National Labor Union will
come to Washington on the 3d of January, and
remain during the. session of Congress, with
the view of influencing legislation upon financial
It will be remembered that the Nntional Labor
Congress which assembled in Philadelphia last
summer,- adopted resolutions in favor of a paper
monetary system and free banking. It is under
stood that their views were enibodiod, ton great
extent, in the bill introduced by the Hon. A. J.
Kuykendall, but have since been elaborated, and
many details will be added to said bill to secure
the more efficient Working of their system. The
committee having this measure in charge are en
thusiastic in its support, and claim that a large
majority of the people of the. West is with them.
They claim'it only needs discussion to spcceed.
It is held'that the central idea in. our present
monetary system is that it gives Congress the
power to control the rate of interest on the na
tional bonds; and by this means to regulate in
all business transactions, and this is the only
way that the-value of money can be regulated.
The law declaring that 23| grains gold shall be a
dollar does not regulate the loanable value-of
money; it only fixes; the value of gold. The
rate of intorest, it: is claimed, determines the
value of money and gives it the power to accu
mulate property or the produots of labor.
The Workingmen’s Union favors the payment
of the tho five-twenty bonds in greenbacks, ac
cording to the terms ;of .the original contract,
and wool-1 have greenbacks substituted for the
national bank currency. Instead of funding the
debt according to the terms of the Shermanbill,
they wo aid substitute General Butler’s converti-
ble bonds at low interest, which, it is assumed,
would forever obviate .a scarcity of money. In
support of these • views the forces of the new
labor movement will be marshalled, and they
are already very powerful. :
eLplLSy and°frfm hif S,’ ‘And purarS Rev. A. M. Wynn presented some resolutions
. • » - ? J— 4\w>t 4Vwx imrrent ritlF-
touching the collection of Sunday School funds,
and requesting the Bishop to reappoint Dr. L.
Pierce agent for the Conference S. S. Society.
' Rev. J. B. Smith offered a resolution in refer
ence to constituting the delegations to the Gen
eral Conference from' tho patronizing Confer-
The government at Washington has concluded
an additional postal convention with Great
a Su^d rate SieT^stageo/encesas a publishing committee of the South,
tween the two countries: era Christian Advocate, which was adopted.
Snpremo Court—Evening Session.
From the Atlanta Constitution.'!
" * Atlanta, December 6, 18C9.
Argument was.resumed and concluded in No.
4, Southern, Circuit. « : .-
No. 5 was argued. It is E. G. Fulgham,
plaintiff in error, vs. B. B. Johnson. Qtto war-
ranto, from Pulaski. . ,7 ■. „ ,
Hansel, Burke & Grice, S. Hall, for plaintiff
in error. ... J
Pate, Ityan & Watsan, C. Anderson, for de
The Southwestern Circuit being next in order,
the continued case of J. M. Jones, Trustee for
Mrs. A. Jones, vs.’S.-'S. Boone, administrator,
being a motion for new trial, from Sumter, was
B. Hill, for plaintiff in error.
S. C. Elam, W. A. Hawkins, for defendant in
Pending a motion to dismiss the writ of error
for irregularity in sending reporter bill of ex
ceptions, Court adjourned till 10 o’clock, a. m.,
to-morrow. ; -c(i .
The “correct style for full evening dress” is
announced to be a black dress coat, with velvet
collar and plain Iapt-is, rolling. low. A black
embroidered cassimere vest is the most fash
ionable this Reason, though white Marseilles
vests are much worn, cut low to show three
shirt studs, with a rolling collar, and are in good
taste. Trousers are made of a fine black doe
skin, but easy to ths leg and with a good spring
at the bottom. . The shirt-bosom should be
neatly embroidered and the stnds jewelled,
small diamonds being the most dressy. The
tie should always be white, the ends a little
larger than in the centre and .embroidered.
Gloves also white, thongh a little lavender or
pale cream-color is often worn. Boots of plain
calf-skin, not patent-leather. -
Weekly Resume of Foreign Affairs.
PREPARED FOR THE GEORGIA TELEGRAPH.
Great Britain. : —The departure of the “Mon
arch," the formidable, turret-ship of the English
navy, which is to take the remains of George
Peabody on-board, will take place on the 2d of
December. The vessel has been fitted np in an
Tho rates of freight to and from India round
the Cape of Good Hope,'have been considerably
reduced Bince the completion of the Suez Canal
The Shipping Gazette, in an article devoted to
the discussion of the American finances, arrives
at the conclusion that specie payment might be
soon- resumed without injuring any class of
The Times, speaking of the possible cession
of San Domingo to tho United States, warmly
advocates the purchase which would create new
places of commerce, benefitling the whole
Ten new peers will be shortly created.
Before his departure-for the Council, the
Catholic Archbishop Manning, had issued to his
clergy a voluminous pastoral letter comprising
150 pages, and entitled, “The CEcumenioal
Council and the infallibility of the Pope,” whioh
breathes a still more Roman spirit than Rome
herself. According to the Protestant Clergy
man, Camming, Manning boasts of having con
verted 2,000 Protestants in England to tho Cath
olic Chnrch during the last two or three years.
News from Rio do Janeiro report that the
English vessel Royal Standard foundered on her
way from Melboumo to,London, near tho Cape
of St. Thomns. The greater number of passen
gers, mostly composed of women, lost their lives
while attempting to reach the shore.
The “Registrar General” has just published
his statistical report for the second quarter of
the present year. He says that the rate of mar
riages for that quarter is the lowest for the
same period in 25 years. He argues; logically,
that the means of existence have not steadily
improved with the large mass of tho English
population. For, continues the man of stern
facts, marriages are easily contracted in times
of prosperity, and the rate is only diminishing,
when icy reality ohills the tender sentiments of
onr hearts, reminding even the most passionate
lover, of the undeniable truth, that more is re-
•quired to render a union happy than love and
moonshine. 54,244 marriages during the three
months of spring, when tho human heart es
pecially is inclined to tender feelings, denote
therefore a period of commercial stagnation and
involnntary resignation in the United kingdom.
But even in the magic circle of the “upper ten
thousand,” there exists a dislike for marriage
among the happy owners of “broad acres and
inexhaustible bank deposits, who prefer a sin
gle life to a union with one of England’s fair
daughters. Lord Stanley, for instance, or the
15th Earl of Derby, as he is called since his
father’s death, a mamof 43 years of age, can
hardly be accused of economical reasons for
being indifferent to the charms of his country,
women. For he commands an income of £120,.
000 a year, hardly to be affected by any politi
cal orisis or commercial stagnation.
France.—Napoleon opened the Corps Legis-
tiff on the 29th of November. His opening
speech has already fonnd an able discussion in
these colnmns. The Paris journals express them
selves gratified with it and look towards farther
reforms. On the second day, November 30th,
the Opposition brought in an interpellation on
account of the adjournment of the Chambers,
September last, and the conduct of the authori
ties during some disturbance in the provinces
and in Paris, Jnne last Depnty Baspnu brought
forward a bill on account of the assassination of
citizens; he demanded an act of accusation
against the ministers. Great excitement pre
vailed, and the session was very stormy. The
next debates promise to be highly interesting..
The “Journal Official” publishes a decree, re
organizing the school for the living Oriental
languages. This school comprises the instruc
tion in the Arabian, Persian, Turkish, Arme
nian, New Greek, Malayean, Hindustan, Chi
nese, Japanese and Anamilic languages. The
minister of instruction is further empowered to
decree lectures on the history, geography and
legislation of the Orient.
North German Confederation.—The Lower
Chamber of the Prussian Landtag continued
the special discussion of tho new bill on depart
mental administration as far as clause the 7th,
which treats of the obligation of accepting no
public offices without emoluments. All the
clauses debated were passed.
A popular meeting was called on Sunday,
December the 7th, by Loewe-Calbe, Schnlze-
Dolitzsch and other leaders, of the progress
party, to support Dr. Virchow’s motion in favor
of disarmament. The assembly was mostly-
composed of : members of the so-called social
Democratic party, who passed, indeed, a reso
lution favoring the motion, bnt at the same
time expressed a total want of confidence in
the leaders of the movement.
Prince Karl, of Prussia, the Grand Master of
the Knights of St. John, will shortly proceed to
Jerusalem to take possession of the site of the
ancient church of St. John, lately presented by
Abdul Aziz to King William I.
The King indulges in hunting the wild boar
in the forests of Silesia.
; The. Barlin-Potsdfm-Magdebnrg Railway
Company, during the aummer, had instituted a
number -of experiments with the air telegraph,
as a means of enablingpassengers to stop trains
in case of necessity. They nave been so suc
cessful that all mail trains on that line henco-
forth will be furnished with an apparatus of the
kind. Probably they will be employed on all
North German railways. ■ -
Tho prize of one thousand thalers gold for the
best dramatio lyork, which was founded by
Royal decree of November 9, 1859, has been
awarded to Emanuel Geibel, for his tragedy,
“Sophonisbe.” . :
Austria.—The insurrection in Dalmatia, is
said to -be quelled. Several insurgents were
hanged, when the Emperor himself gave orders
to stay the murderous work. Tlii3 insurrection
punishes a proof of the neglect with which that
province has been treated by Austria. A mere
military government, enforcing obedience at
the point of the bayonet, will neyer succeed in
pacifying that district. .... ;
Tho grievances of tho Dalmatians, from' whioh
sprung the outbreak, are not without founda
tion. They were presented to Francis Joseph
by the majority of the Landtag of Dalmatia. In
Dalmatia there are 3G0,300 Servians to 45,000
Italians, and yet tho official language is Italian.
In the law-courts, as well as all branches of the
administration, Slavonic is but regarded as a
foreign tongue. The Dalmations, therefore,
complaining of the efforts made with the view of
introducing the Italian into the public schools
and suppressing the only Slavonic ‘Gymnasium,’
demand the introduction of Slavonic into the
schools and halls of justice. Some arbitrary
measures of which the recruiting authorities
have rendered themseivc-s gnilty, seem to have
beenihe immediate cause of the outbreak.
Italy.—The court has pronounced sentence
in the process against Deputy Lobbia and col
leagues. Lobbia was sentenced to one year
military imprisonment, Professor Martinti to 0
months, Caregrati and Novelii to 3 months’ im
prisonment for having simulated an attempt on
Friedrich Overbs'ck, the head of the Roman-
German painting school, died in Rome, at the
advanced age of 80 years.
A. romance of two volumes, by Garibaldi, will
be published in the French language in London
toward the end of December.
A number of coins, 1419 in all, have keen
found in the convent of St. Annunciate, in
Florence; 2 are of gold, 58 of silver and the re
mainder of copper. The gold pieces bear the
likeness of Valentinian II and Justin 3. Among
the silver and copper coins are pieces of Julius
Cies&r, Pornpey, Menus Antonins, Ootavirn, Ti
berius, King Juba, Caracalla, Heliogabalos,
Constantine, Ataric, King of tho Gotha and 167
of the Free Cities; also several Etruscan and
Yolsclan pieces were among the number. The
whole collection was deposited in the National
Museum of Florenoe.
Spain.—Nothing remarkable has passed in
Old Spain. The Republican Deputies have re
sumed their seats. The Cortes has passed a
vote of thanks in favor of-Ferdinand de Lesseps,
the_builder of the Suez can'at A motion cen
suring tho Government for overstepping its au
thority brought in by the Republicans, was re
jected with 140 to 35 votes. Thirty thousand
volunteers are said to have left for Cuba.
Nothing new has transpired respecting tho
election of a King.
Dulce, the former Captain General of Cuba,
Russia.—The National Russian party is gain
ing ground, Alexander II, who does not favor
its pretensions, continuing in feeble health and
almost weary of the Imperial drown. The Em
peror has always entertained most cordial rela
tions with his uncle, the King of.Prussia, and
was always well disposed towards Germany.
The national party aims at an alliance with
France to keep Germany nentral, while Russia
would .start once more the Oriental question,
or, possibly, descend upon the F.nglUh posses
sions in India:
Russia, whose German subjects in the Baltic
provinces • are dissatisfied with Russian rule, is
looking with distrust at the North German Con
federation, destined to become the nucleus for
all scattered German tribes. The fact again
that the Prince of Roumania, the empire on the
Danube, has chosen a German princess for his
consort, is considered by the old Russian organs
a most inconsiderate act.
Muscovite tyranny continues raging against
the German Polo and Jew. An old law, for
bidding the Jews from living in certain parts of
the. empire, has been resuscitated in several
instances 'from the mouldering dust of ages.
Two thousand people of this ancient race, with
out a country, were' carried by force into the
interior of Russia from the frontier of Bessara
bia. It is believed that Alexander II will dis
approve of this act, whioh brings us back the
times of Tamerlane, the Goths and.Yandals.
Appointments of Preachers for 1S70.
Savannah District—James W. Hinton, P. E.
Savannah, Trinity and Isle of Hope—James
E. Evana. Savannah, Wesley Church and City
Mission—George G. N. [McDonelL Springfield
—Thomas B. Lanier. Sylvania Circuit and
Beaver Dam Mission—W. T. McMichael and
Charles J. Toole. . Bethel—Wm. F. Robison.
Alexander—W. J. Baker. Waynesboro—N. B.
Ousloy. Waynesboro Mission—R. F. Evans.
Louisville—S. S. Sweet and Julien S. Jordan.
Davisboro—Robert H. Howren. Sandersville—
N. B. Morehouse. Washington Circuit and Gib
son Mission—S. G. Childsand F. M. Russell.
J. O. A. Clark—Professor at Emory College.
Macon District—Charles R. Jewett, P. E.
Macon, Mulberry Street, YineviUe and East
Macon—Robert B. Lester, and one to be sup
plied. Macon City Mission — James Jones.
Macon, First Street—J. B. Smith. Macon Cir
cuit—W. O. Bass. Gordan Circuit—John W.
Burke. Irwinton—B. E. L. Timmons. Jeffer
sonville—R. W. Flournoy. Hawkinsville—F.
A. Branch. Pulaski and Wilcox Mission—To
be supplied. Fort Valley and Marshallville—
B. F. Breedlove. Houston Circuitr-C. W. Smith.
Knoxville Mission—Lucius G. Evans and E.
Barrett. Perry Station—Walter Knox. Hayne-
ville Circuit—W. W. Stewart. Montezuma and
Vienna—James Harris and J. Dunwoody. Swift
Creek Mission—James Spence. Wesleyan Fe
male College—J. M. Bonnell, President; C. W.
Smith and W: O. Bass, Professors. Editor
Southern Christian Advocate—E. H. Myers,
D, D. Agent Emory College—J. S. Key. ,
Columbus District.—Thomas T. Christian
Columbus, St. Luke’s—O. L. Smith.—Colum
bus, St. Paul’s—A. M. Wynn. Girard and Wes
ley Chapel Mission—J. B, Littlejohn. Mnsco-
geo Circuit—S. D. Clements. Hamilton Cir
cuit—C. A. Crowell. Talbotton Station—J. O.
A. Cook. Talbot Circuit—R. J. Corley and H.
P. Myers. Pleasant Grove—H. D. Moore.—
Butler Circuit—R. F. Williamson. Buena Vis
ta—J. O. Branch. Juniper Mission—W. G.
Booth. Cussetta—W. M. D. Bond and Y. F.
Tignor, Supernumerary. Upatoi Circuit and
Pine Knot—G. T. Tooke. BL D. Moore, Presi
dent of LeVert Female College. L. Pierce,
Agent Sundaysohool Society.
Ameeicu^Distbict.—J. B. McGehee, P. E.
Americas—R. W; Dixon and S. Anthony.
Bethel—J. E. Sehtell and J. T. Johnson. Ogle
thorpe and Ellaville Circuit—J. W. MiHn and
John Skipper. Magnolia Springs—E. J. Rentz.
Starkville Mission—To be supplied by Speight.
Cuthbert and Georgetown—E. A. H. McGehee.
Spring Vale—G. S. Johnson. Dawson—J. M.
Marshall. Terrell Circuit and County Line
Mission—G. B. Embry* Weston—J. K. Arm
strong. Lumpkin—D. R. McWilliams. Flor
ence—S. B. Weaver, one to be supplied. F. F.
Reynolds—Agent Andrew Female College.
Baisbbidoe District—G. O. Clark, P. E.
Bainbridge—A. J. Dean. Decatur Circuit—
W. it Hays. Spring Creek Mission—To be sup
plied by W. Russell. Colquitt—Eppes Tucker
andJ. M. Potter. Blakely and Trinity—D. O.
Driscoll. Fort Gaines—B. J. Baldwin. Morgan
—O. E. Brown. Camilla—J. T. Ainsworth.
Cairo—P. O. Harris. Springhill and Thomas
County Mission—WeBley Lane. Grooverville—
W. F. Roberts. Thomasville—J. M. Austin.
Albany—G. H. Patillo. Flint River Mission—
,H. Puckett Agent Bible Society—E. H.
lackey. . ...■>•
Brunswick District—J. W. Simmons, P. E.
Brunswick Station and City Mission—C. A.
Fullwood. St Mary’s—E. "J. Bnrch. Centre
Village Mission—A. P. Wright - Waynesville—
J. L. Williams. Waresboro—J. D. Manlden
and W. H. Thomas, supernumerary. Arlington
Mission—W. M. Kennedy. HoImesvIUe—To be
supplied by E. Findly. Ocmulgee—D. Cren
shaw,- Coffee and Irwinville Mission—To be
supplied by J. Ware. Stockton—L. C. Peek.
Valdosta—W. M. Watts. Quitman—J. W. Tal
ley. Morvin—J, J. Giles. Moqltrie Mission—
M. H. Fielding.
Altamaha District—L. B. Payne, P. E.
Hinesville—M. A. McKibben. Darien and
Reynolds.Chapel-^-G. Ei Gardner. Statesboro
and Bryan—W. M. Conley. Dublin—J. J. Mor
gan. County Line Mission—To be supplied.
Rocky Creek Mission—H. C. Fentress. Oconee
—C. Hines. Jacksonville—L. A. Darney;
J. G. Worley, supernumerary. Altamaha Mis
sion—D. G„; Pope. Rsidsville and Tatnall Mis
sion—Y» r . W. Tidwell; W. F. Conley, super
D. D. Cox and W. A. Parks were transferred
to the North Georgia Conference.
Marshall G. Jenkins was transferred to the
West Texas Conference.
' The Prussian journals, in commenting upon
tho number of killed, wounded , and missing at
tha battle of Konnfggratz, gives the proportion
of losses at the principle battles that have been
fought in Europe during the last one hundred
and fifty-years. : At Koniggratz the Prussians
lost, in killed, wounded and missing, 359 officers
and 8794 men, and the Austrians 1147 officers
and 30,224 men. The proportion of losses to
the total force engaged on each side was one in
twenty-three for the Prussians, and one in seven
for the Austrians, and for both armies one in
eleven. In the battle of Malplaquet, fought in
1709, the proportion of losses , to the forces en
gaged was one in fiveat Rossbach, fought in
1757, one in twenty-five; at Lentben, fought in
1758, one in eleven; at Zomdoff, in 1758, three
, in eight. During the wars of Napoleon I, the
| losses at Aosterlits and Eytau were one in four;
' at Wagram, one in eight; at Borodino and Wa-
i terloo, one in three, and at Leipsio one in five,
j At Solferino, during the Italian war of 1859, the
[ losses were one in eight The total number of
| troops engaged at Leipsio was 460,000, at Ko-
; niggratz 430,000, and at Wagram 820,000. At
] Leipsio the number of men lost was 90,000, at
| Borodino 74,000, and at Waterloo 61,000.
A wood-sawxr, who was piling wood near the
railroad track at Edgerton, Ohio, one day last
week, noticed, while standing on the pile as the
lightning train approached, a large stick lying
upon the rail. Without a moment's hesitation
he leaped directly before the train and grasped
tire stick. AttbatiaatantthseagtaeAttvckhim
and hurled him some distance forward. He fell
to the ground mangled and lifeless, bqt he had
saved the train.