Group Title: Southern Christian advocate (Macon, Ga.)
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Publication Date: May 4, 1866
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Vol. XXIX.-No. 18. Macon, Ga., Friday, May 4, 1866. Whole Number, 1482

From the New Orleans Daily Christian Advocate. well as Bishops, have been consulted as to as long as the minister and people agree. a glorious harvest from your charges into on our great missionary scheme, then b
the proper word in this case or that. We The minister shall make his own agreement the fold of heaven. would prefer one board. It is the judgment
PROOEEDINGS OF THE have tried to prepare a document, even in with his congregation as to the ainountof pay Rev. Dr. L. Rosser,. Chairman of the of the board at Nashville, after a year of ex-
GE NE RAL CONFERENCE regard to which hostile criticism can bring he shall receive. We also thought odr ar- Committee on Missions, presented report, perience, that two boards will be.far prefer-
nothing against. In the body of this report ticles of religion shoulder more restricted, No. 1, with the amendment incorporated in able. We make great appeals for foreign
OF THE WO RV6 8 1Hied (0 thiS Subject tWO Or three and we therefore laid greater stress upon it, which were adopted when it was up for missions, for they are the popular element
C H SOUTH times, in a form which I think they can un- regeneration, and allowed the largest liberty consideration a few days sinee. in the missionary work. There are, how-
M. E. 'HURC understand. of consexence. You Who have never been The question being on the adoption of the ever, some of our brethren who are very
convened at New Orleani, April, 4, 1866* Rev. R. A. Young, of the Tennessee Con- persecuted and borne heavily upon, are not report as a whole, cold towards the China mission, not because
Fourteenth Day. ference: As I am a member of the commit- prepared to appreciate the. jealousy of the Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green, of the Tennes- -h.:1 do noc want vb.-s.'hinew.:.:.nvered.1.1.ut
THURSDAY, Aff 931868. te66 On correspondence with other churches, people on the other side of the former line, see CODfereDC8, Baid he wanted to know how -6. y de not bell-re rt,- m;sson willeacea.1
The Conference met pursuant to adjourn. I just wish to addawordor two to whathes They have been persecuted by the presid- the Foreign Board was going to get money Like B .. Snipme, they believe more ought
mont, and was called to order by Bishop been said. We understand through the fra- ing elders and preitchers of their denomina- to support all the foreign missions, superan-, to have been converted for the amount ex-
Andrew eternal messenger from the Christian Union tions. Many men have been turned out of nuated ministers, and widows and orphans of ended. The main point, however, with
The pending devotional exercises were Church, who is with us, that at their next church for taking the Chicago Times, the fallen missionaries, and to build churches him was, to devise some way by whichtopay
conducted by Rev. Dr. E> E. Wiley, of the General Gonference there would be about Cincinnati Inquirer, and the New York and Sunday school houses, publish booke our debt. He was in favor of two boards,
Holaton Conferince. seven States represented. We understood News. We were keenly alive to these and other literature necessary for the mis- for he thought by their judicious manage-
The minutes of the Inst session were read from him that while ministers from various things, and, therefore, we introduced a lay sions, and pay a debt of $60,000? It he ment they will work better than one.
and approved. denominations iri. that country helped to delegation as a part of our polity-not ad- understood the analysis of the present plin, Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, of the Virginia
Rev. Dr. W. M. Wightman, Chairman of make up this Christian Union Church, there mitting them into the cabinets of the church, it is this: There are tiro collections to be Conference, said he thought that the first
the Committee on Episcopacy, presented a was, at least, a majority that had come from but into the General Council, and giving taken. You have granted the privilege to action of the General Conference, in refer-
report, which, on vote, was adopted. the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, them legislative powers. We believe it de- preachers, so that they can take these col- ence to this matter, should be to make pro-
Rev. Dr. D. R. McAnally, Chairman of and the Methodist Episcopal ChurchNorth, sirable to set forth our principles to the lections together. But there is another item vision to meet our indebtedness. He said
the Committee on Books and Perialicals,. They were Methodists. Now let us allow world. I rejoice that Dr. Deems has pro- there, that the money taken for foreign mis- that it could be done by special collection,
resented report No. 4. that their nort General Council will meet at posed to raise a committee to prepare a car- sions shall be kept separate. A brother goes promptly made all over our territory, for
Rev. Dr. D. R. Meanally. I find myself the appointGd time, that there will be repre- tain document. I know that such a doea- upon his circuit to take up his collection-- that specifle object. We should not con-
placed in the rather awkward position of sentatives there from at least seven States, ment would have a most happy effect He takes up his collections all together- found it at all with the monkeys that are
subscribing to, and presenting to the Con- and you have a very considerable body of throughout the whole country from New York foreign and domestic. Every particle that brought in for the support of foreign mis-
ference a report which I do not approve_ Christian ministers together, who represent to 8t. Louis. I return you, again, my sin- he receives is domestic, unless marked for sions, or that are to be appropriated for the
neither in.whole, nor in part. I dissent, a very large and intelligent membership in core thanks for the kindness with which you foreign missions. The money collected for support of our domestic missions. Let an
amon others of the minority, from the the States bordering on the Ohio. Their have received us,,and know that our breth- domestic missions is kept within the bounds order be made by this General Confererce
raud plan, and seriously object to several communication with us seems to be extreme- ren in Illinois and throughout the North- of domestic mission and is not suffered to go that a collection be made over the entire de-
etails in the plan here brought forward. 1 ly cordial. The words of their fraternal west will rejoice exceedingly to receive as without that bound. Now the whole pros- nomination of the Methodist Episcopal
wish to present the report with this distinct messenger here are extremely cordial, and fraternal messengers one of your bishops, pect that you have for money for this great Church, South, for the purpose of paying
understanding, that I may be put right be. I do think it befitting in our church, and and the brother you will send alopg with work of foreign missions, is left for the very this debt. Our missionary work cannot
fore the Conference and the Church. due to their church, that we send one of our him; we will meet them most cordially.- uncertain chance that here and there some- move with this clog, and it should be our
Rev. Paul Whiteheat, of the same 0 >m- isishops to attend their next General Coun- Perhaps we may be regarded as having made body will mark, in this collection, something first effort to remove it. If collections are
mittee resented a minority report. cil y for, suppose a union should be consum- a voyage of one hundred years across the for that mission I do not believe that the taken up in our churches as heretofore, with
Rev..PA. H. Redford, of the Louisville mated between this church and ours, then stream, and are not at accuor. Some may amount raised by this plan for foreign mis- the understanding that under the direction
Conference, moved that where the words and there, we should all be pleased and par- think we are veering and being driven about sions would pay the interest on the present of the board, a moiety of the amount, he
"Nashville, Tennessee," occurin the report, ticularly gratified to have one ofour Bishops amid the mad billows of a revolution, but debt. If he could help it, he was not going did not care what the amount is, but some
the words "Louisville, Kentucky," be sub. to give direction to their future operations. we believe the anchor has a hold in the ocean to let that plan pass; but if it passes, then specifle amount should go tor the payment
tituted How do we know, but, like the Baltimore of the national heart that is firm and secure. he would work with all his might to make of the debt, we can rid ourselves of this
On vote, the motion and the two reports Conference, they will want a Bishop there to Our General Council meets in May, but our it do. In the present shape he thought it burden. He believed this would be the best,
were laid on the table for the present. read out their appointments, if the union is next Council meets in September, at which would be ruinous to us, so far as foreign as it would bring the whole subject before
Rev. Dr. E II. Myers, Chairman of the consummated. It is befitting our church we expect to meet your fraternal messes missions are eoneerned. He thought ithet- the Conferences. There are thousands and
Committee on Changes of Economy, pre- that we should send one of our Bishops and g1ers. May God's blessing rest upon your ter that this Conference should organize out tens of thousands who have the first claim
nted ar rt ioviding for the introduce. the Rev. -- as delegates to this National College of Bishops, upon your common one missionary society, and that be a for- upon us at our doors. He wished to reach
on of ne stript ( conference in each Pre. Council of the Christian Union Church; I Methodism, and upon all the true Israel of eign one, and the collections enjoined upon China in the most practicable way, and lie
d Elder's District then move an amendment be inserted in the God. the people as a great church should be for thought that way could best be reached
si ne B. Craven, of the same committee, third resolution, before the words, "Rev. On vote, the report was adopted. foreign missions. When wehavegotthrough through the 150,000 Chinamen in Califbr-
--," the words, "one of our Bishops." Rev. Dr. C. J. Deems said that some days with this plan we can introduce a resolution nia. He would bring those Chinamen iit
preRente minantynput.Chairman of the On vote, the amendment was agreed to. since he presented a resolution asking for to the effect that the Annual Conferences contact with our civilization, and work out
Committee on Correspondence with other Rev. J. Hamilton: I hope tnat instead the appointment of a committee by the may attend to their own home missions as the conversion of China through California.
Churches resented a report. of the single messenger sybich it is proposed Bishops to prepare a paper, setting forth they please, and whatever they raise over This is a way that God m his proyxdence
Rev. N.pWilson, of the Baltimore Confer- to serd to the Methodist Protestant Church, the relation of the M. E. Church, South, to and above the necessity for that mission seems to have opened for us to reach that
: There is one topic not averted to in they will send two. I think it is dignified other denominations. As that is covered in shall go to the Foreign Board. The home distant part of the earth. We have not a
re ort, in regard to which I should like and more proper for this body to require the one of the resolutive ptga this morning, work wilL not be so great as it was, and we very encouraging report to exhibit before
b ex session of o inion gives out presence and attendance of two delegates,- he withdrew it. can get enough to support our uselous and our congregations of the present condition
a jConfprence. Thepe is a consider- 1 move that instead of one, the report be so Ori motion, Rev. Dr. J. H. Linn, of the get us out of debe, is we 2.1...[ q.r..r;::t,1.. of our foreign inission. He knew it was
om t of dissatisfaction on the part of amended as to sendtwofraternal messengers Louisville Conferencewas elected fraternal system. A great many g.:0rl.-.w a b.,t-l..**Jr said that we have got the leaven at work,
able spiri Christian churches, a on to the General Conference of the Methodist messenger to the Christian Union Churchof paper who are not members of the church, bathe thought greater results wouldbepro-
some onbeabir T re arising from the pso iti Protestant Church. Illinois, and Rev. Dr. C. F. Deems, of the and they look to us, expecting that we will duced by working through the Chinamanin
are pro to th e ecclesiastical bodies; and On vote, the amendment was agreed to. North Carolina Conference, as fraternal mes- provide some means to pay them. Accord- California.
era numer us ministers who are form- Rev. J. Deitzler, fraternal messenger singer to the General Conference of the ing to this plan a preacher goes around and Rev. Dr. J. Hamilton, of the Mobile Con-
these into independent bodies. Al- from the Christian Union Church of Illi. Methodist Protestant Church, to be held at takes up his collections for missionary pur- ference, said he supposed the whole Confer-
1 ugh this doctrine of independence may nois, then being introduced to the Confer- Georgetown, D. C. poses, 11e makes a fuss first about home ence is agreed upon the moral necessity for
le tly for a time, they cannot continue ence, came forward and spoke as follows: I Rev, Mr. Shaver, of the Methodist Pro- work, which with many is the most popular the payment of all liabilities that have been
ru jus tl such. The are: III..: a .. am exceedingly pleased with the cordial testant Church of Georgia was then intro subject. Then he talks about the Indian incurred by our Missionary Soolety. Ashe
permanent y as y db d tender duced to the Conference d spoke as fol- Missionary and then about China. Suppose understood the case, this debt has been
w jxperisex c hows, from t a dl welcome I havbereteeivethanekrs i behalf of lows: he gets hold of old Mr. Snipes to get acol- created by the failure of drafts that have
resent day, that association, formed on the the church and people I represent here. As Mr. President and honor d brethren- election for foreign missions? He asks- been drawn first in favor of Domestic Mis-
nde endent plan, must ultimately expire I am to leave your pleasant city to-morrow, For yotir courteous respect you will please "Where is the foreign mission you talk ot? nions, and have not been taken up, and,
and die out. should be gladif there were on the "Edward Walsh," I am happy to accept my heartfelt thanks. Expecting to You say, "It is nearly e posted you, on the secondly, in favor of the China Mission
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Rev Dr. J. H. Linn of the Loui ville bear upon us in the North during 1862-3 o be called forward for a pub is a xteen years and have spent about $100,- of the debt belon ng to each board respeo-
nee, sdaid leat tn e oo n a

prepar Lli x might their brethren, with whom they were former- hope the time is not far distant when the one missionary soexety, and let that be the like himself to undertake to take up a mis-
umte w ess ,! regret Iv accustomed to kneel at the same altar.- bonds that unite us may be stronger and foreign one, and allow the Annual Confer- sionary collection and prefaceit simply wills

that0 was a tendency in some places to We could not endure it, and we rejoice to firmer than they ever have been, if they ences to take care of the home missions in the announcement that we desire amply to
try the ate jd bandbsuggestritioc o ux ions th Jesus Christ and he Resurr of losIt W <4 one otw I you pe mena e jen I ree Conference, said that this new' plan, as it is be paid-but we want to go at it in a differ-
fforts in conununin with us. bowedat the esme altar with them nadesery- member the great interests that are at stake, called, has been matured by men that had eat method. If you appropriate money for
of bein hun to the limbs of the near- and the changes which you will be called to inexperience the missionary work. We have foreign missions you must appropriate money
Hov. Dr. Deems : That last resolution IToak tree and that it was their duty so to act upon during this session of your General always found it exceedingly dillienltatNash- thit was taken for that purpose. If you ap-
was intended, by the person who wrote it, et that they could not go along the high- Conference, I hopeyour action will ledound ville, where the parent board is located, to propriateforDomestioMissionsitmustheout
to meet exactly the cases suggested by Bro. ac without seein their brethren hanguag to the honor of your churA and the glorious work the machinery as it was heretofore or- of the funds raised for that purpose. It is
Wikon. The Conference referred to our way w' b ad cross-road. This was gospel at large. As a christian man and a ganized. If you create a parent board, that necessary that the minister should so manage
committee nothing in regard to independent everyomy-wahabit throughout the land. christian ministerI most earnestly and de. is for foreign missions, and then, by resolu- in this matter as to retain the confidence of
churches, and 1, for one, would not like to Me neluded, therefore, that we would hold voutly beseech unt the blessings of the tion, refer all the domestic missionary work the people. It must be understood that ive
go out of our way, because it is so much Ar h only the are word of God, and deter- Great Head of the Church may rest upon to Annual Conferences, he would like to do not by a false plea get money from
easter to say to much than too little, and it to know Pothi but Him crucified.- vou in all your deliberations, and guide you know where you are to get your funds for the people for one object and appropriate it
is so much more dillienlt to extend the for. mine ng e) d a wh the support of the parent board. The very for another. He di# not charge Dr. Green
mer than the latter. In that last resolution Our succeen has been great. Many brethren in your couns s an actions; an field f loan fact that we have a great, many poor people with wanting to do that, but his plan in-
there is a door thrown wide open to all in- beld back for a year or two before inakinga come forth to go to your variodus br the in our Conferences, and the whole thing is evolves it. He (the speaker,) was in favor
dependent churches, so that they may have ublic molvement. t 170 n er1m togeth3 bo tm r or aere so aged, of turned over to the Annual Conference, will of two boards. He could not be
communion with us if they so choose. enera Conven ion u gi- u Chri ab them cause a great many to say that they want to silent in this General Conference when there
Rev. N. Wilson: I noticed that the reso. some of us had been preaching and corres- winning to 18 to sli d to bringing M expend their money at home. It was not is a proposition before it to place this body
intion covered the topic, but I desired that nding in 1862. te 8ur ei hdis dr8yabi as your c eaven.nd. ii material with him whether you have one or before the world in the position of having
there should be some delicate expression on bordou beern oxve ve or fourteen thousand favor ever rest upon you. I shall leave your two boards, but it is very material that you no foreign mission-no missionary spirit.
the subject in the body of a report. embers. In Illinois alone we have six room in a few minutes, to return to my devise some plan for the payment of our Our work has been in partrestripted almost
Rev. Wm. J. Eggleston, of the Baltimorg m liers & then I tr b 'tted, in debt. He was very conscientions on the exclusively to preaching to our own house-
Conference, said that he hoped thatdsinchha thous dia rand eventcy pre chere e r idence of G atee rt e session subject of debt-paying. He believed that holds, yet we claim, as one of our first prin-
vgestiondvoulhdono beducorp hes thae t ten more ministers are awaiting my re- of our Conference, asha deleges a Geor a ry8ho a man thatM sdnot beHn unfbrd orpMes, ha we 3ea dmissi arjhi
wished to unite with us would come around turn to join with us. Wherever we are op- town, D. C. I sixth weharch hingso eiv. and prayed that, whatever might be the so- what we have done at home with the non-
all right without anything of that sort. erating we are spreading. I will tell you a ternal kindness wi Cont you avde recruit tion of this General Conference, in regard centrated power of the whole Church to
Rev. Dr. C, P. Deems: We tried to ob- few of our princ ples. Most of us being ed me here, to that erence, anh the to the establishment of these boards, that christianize the Southern coiintry and our
serve a delicacy of composition, and this re. originally Methodists, we endeavor to intro- that, to the same spirit, may a ernal they will devise means for the payment of mipsionaryworkhascertainlyheensuccessful.
port has been prepared with great care, not ace mtuodour faito co teh ta es a geros f h hi a h too at Confer- the just debts that we owe as-a church. If We have had nothing to boast of here, He
merely as to its matter, but as to its man- 7 M d ble & .two boards will not do better-than oneto se- could not, himself consent that our Church

1 r 1 we av yo nMany j co6fame i ro tOe a b a p er ya rk, am n ele yu atTer ours the payment of this debt, and to move should go before the country on thfe marrow


contracted basis which shall be taken up a conflict between the claims of any authori-
here for sub and such a missionary plan ty and the claims of the law of God, we
and shall leave it in the power of the preach. should obey God rather than men.
er or presiding eldet who is opposed to For- 7. The faith, government and praelies of
eign Missions to advocate that all the funds the church should be in conformity to the
raised shall go for Domestio Missions; or if doctrines and precepts of the Christian
he favor Wreign Missions, to advocate that Scriptures, both prohibitory and mandatory
all the funds shall be appropriated in that a Sit th'ou on m ight hand until I make
direction. It is with the missionary cause thine enemies thy footstool," was the coro-
much as it was with the temperance eawse nation ceremony, when the Anient of
when it first started. When Dr. Hewet Days exalted the Son of God at his own
commenced his labors he was a member of he hand far above all rinci ft &
an association. He laid his platt before rig nd might and dom niorspaddy, an
this association, and one of the mibisterial 'name that is above every name,%ve
brethren, who was in the habit of taking a th f Jesus ever k should
liLt 0 SOmething, WAS muell Shooked at it, at na o in heaven adn in
This minister undertook to.turn the tide er and th gs under the earth, an thoan
against him, when Dr. Hewet asked him should fe th
a Do you ever take anything ?" Yesi every ton uoer to $11 con as at Jesus
was the reply. "I thought so," said Dr. Chnse us d, e glory of God the

o r ee messtehdeh se i faajv of Ahn- Th righteously invested with supreme
temperance movement. Said Dr. H..wetr. and umversal authority and dominion, he
Do you ever take anything ?" 5 *. has ever been, since his exaltation, and noto
brother, 1 do not," was the answer. So it is, the blessed and only Potentate, the
was all the way through. Those who King of kings and Lord of lords, and the
thought it right to take a little for the stom. goverudent shall be upon The shoulders
neh's sake trere opposed to the plan, ang until all enemies are put under his feet,
those who did not were in favor of it. Now, and he shall have dehreredup the kmgdom
those who are opposed to Foreign Missions to God, even the Father.
think we cannot raise money on that plan. The laws of the kingdom of Jesus Christ
He thought we could. He corild take up are clearly set forth in the New Testament
two missionaryoollections; Dr. Green could Scriptures, and are at once the only stan"
not. He could take them up anywhere in dard of right and the only safe rule of action
the State of Alabama, and so could Dr. to the emotions of the inner or the actions
Green if he was in favor of Foreign Mis. of the outer man, of any every subject of
sions. The diflieulty.was with the minis- kingdom'
ters, in this respect, who are tender footed, The knowledge of that law fastens indis"
and not with the people. You talk with solubly on him who knows it the obligation
them soberly and honestly, and they will to obey it, whether such obedience be active
give money. The only way, in his judg- or passive: no professed or practical repu-
ment, that will ever pay of that debt, is to diation of said obligation, no failure to for-
link the sympathy of the people with large mally assume the obligation; no relation or
appeals, on a broad scale, and to take it up obligation to any person or persons, to any
by installments of one, two or three years, king or kingdom, to any powers that be, in
and you will pay it of and hardly know it, heaven, earth or hell, whether social, civil,
and have enough left for Poreign and Do- military, ecclesiastical or otherwise, can in
mestio Missions, any measure or manner, relieve from the
Rev. W. W. Bennett, of the Virgama full weight of this ever-present, this un-
Conference, saidif he understoodDr.Ham- transferable, this indivisible, this divinely
ilton correctly, he stated that he should be fixed and fastened obligation to obey Him
afraid to go to the people and make a plea whosewe are in strength of sense measured
on the ground of this debt It looked to only by the power to create and the love to
him very much as if Dr. Hamilton feared redeem. We are bound to obey-let the
that our people would consider this debt a result be what it may.
diflionity into.which the preachers 11ad got Because Jesus Christ tasted death for
them, and he was afraid to tell them so. every man he was crowned with glory and
The missionary operations are a church en- honor, the heathen were given him for an
terprise, the church owes that debt, and if inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the
we go before the church and tell them that earth for a possession, and having endured
they owe it, he believed that they would the cross, despising the shame, he acquired
promptly respond to the appeal. The pro- the right to have all judgment committed
posed plan he thought liad no adequate to him-to govern, judge and save or damn
provision for the support of foreign missions- every human being. After his installation
If you will leave the annual conferences to he declared his administration, as a Priest
manage the domestic missions within their on his throne to be, first, the dispensation
own bounds, judiciously and economically> of grace, the offering of pardon to the peni-
hedid not believe that there is an annualcon- tent and believing, that he might subjugate
forence that would not send a large amount the world by kindness. This has not been
for the support of foreign missions. He done, nor do the Scriptures authorize the
yes in favor of the plan of two missionarY expectation that it ever will be. Secondly,
boards. he will conquer the world completely only
After some further discussion, the report I when the dispensation of judgment shall be
was adopted by a trote of 95 to 16- instituted. What rule, authority or power
Rev. W M. Rush, of the Missouri Con shall not have been put down during the
ference, presented a resolation in regard t reign of grace shall be put down when the
appeals, which was referred to the Commi Judge on his throne shall send forth judg-
tee on Revisals- ment unto victory. There is yet and now
Rev. James Stacy, of the South Caroli- much authority and power, individual and
na Conference, presented a paper from Rev. collective, ordained and unordained, .which
8. Lander on missionary support, which was opposes the kingdom of Jesus Christ in the
referred to the Committee on the Support earth. And as there is no neutral ground,
of the Ministry. every subject of that kingdom is for or

2,,"",1st?""2nd R Je e> dh sK n hi n tejnum rt
senate the following preamble and resolu- silent; Christ prohibits many things which
tion: those powers allow and approve, and the
yagans, J sus ent..r;.sh-1.1. ..:Ir.v.-1 "='7 powers that besometimesrequire men to do
oten ste, the E <: 1 1- "I ; what Christforbids; and when there is a cou-
poes sain so ......0 ac Bid between the requirements of any power
herea# th laws ornishingdom are at once that may be and the command of Christ, we
the standard f right and rule of senon to abould not hesitate to answer and act like
each and every individual silbject of that the Apostles-obey God rather than man,
hojas, unr I ri to a y authority or pow- the dconsequencoe what itto7i1-ICtle s-
y n r r a v7id[nala cut illin mits, even requires to be killed, rather than
ty, or re few trom the ever present and un- kill. It does not allow men to fight, but it
transferrah e ob sa ions to obey Hsin before permits them to hide themselves or even
a acTunjfabweds 11 adl ass Td ad a crg Cate alr m e 5 exei
Wher a wners there is aconf0ct between the it retards or opposes all manner of good
req r musts of any aval ca.w r or authori- In its inception, operation and results, war
ty ad 4 v ne law, w abould obey God rash- is evil and only evil continually. No act or
e auden na e appended to the word of Christ--no approved act or word of
XXIII Art., .. R .. . >contained in the his apostles or daserples, can be fairly con-
work or De *(. a.- a : be as altered as to strued to favor war; but very much was
insert a ter the words *powers," and said and done by them to show that it was
re he war an the ere," the 1 andails P i tiand the)doctrine ai dMpracttlC

ornet c% R et i the aph ags of the same. -
Christian Scr poures." Rev. Dr. W. A. Smith, of the Virginia
Rev. 8, fl. Browne then submitted the Conterence, moved an amendment by in-
following communication in reference to the structing the Committee to enquire into the
history of the foot note. He said if that
foregoAnl authority and power in any form note was put there by the Convention of
abould be in accordance with and in subject preachers that adopted the articles of reli-
tion to the kingdom of Christ. gion, we could not touch them at all, but if
2. Submission to the government of God it was put there by a majority vote of some
is the essential condition of self-government subsequent General Conference, it is notlaw
and self preservation, whether applied toig. at all and should be taken out.
dividuals or nations. On vote, the amendment was agreed to,
3. That righteousness, which is based on and the preamble and resolutions referred
obedience to the law of God, is the essen- to the Committee on Revisals.
tial condition of a nation's prosperity and Rev. N. H. D. Wilson, of the North Car-
existence. The lack of such righteousness I olina Conference, presented a resolution on

:1"B.A:=:d f n&nee yto to
male, and that partof our nature common Arence, presented a resolution in relation to
them and us, yet obedience, active or pas- Students for the Ministry. Referred.
aive, to G dds, to moral agents, the first Rev. C. K. Marshall, of the Mississippi

103 9 0 w n alr o r to Co r e ar e"
andlidelitvsoChrist is loyalty to Cesar. No mitteeon Revisals*
man is as great a friend to the government Rev. J. E. Evans, of the Georgia Con-
under which he lives, as he who is loyal to ference, moved that no resolutions, petitions
Ohrist. No man is as great a foe to civil or memorials be received for reference to
government as the enemy of God. committees after to-morrow. Agreed to.
6. REther than the civil or any other The Conference then adjourned with a
law, is the law of God; and when there is benediction.

-informed as that he had spent ten years in
China. His heart is in that work. He

lhoeal ha leedeqa chd in that work, but his
an e is not ae to g6 back
to that sickly debilitating climate and
spend more time in that field so near his
heart. He would propose to send a that
brother to San Francisco. He has spent his

i2nd labors in learning their language.,
is a prodigious task of no ordinary
diffloulty. He overcame that by great law
bor on his part. Is that labor to be lost, of
preparing himself for that special field, oth-
er than the ten years he has spent in Chi-
na ? He can fill a place in San Francisco
that other men could not fill. That climate
is a healthy, rejuvenating one, and those
bracing an I salubrious winds would renew
his youth and call forth renewed energy for
the accomplishment of the great work for

ch h s w prepa ed mael f the
Holston Conference, said he was very glad
to see bro. Gober take so much interest in
the Chinese. It was not often he was with
a brother who seemed to take so.much inter-
est in that work, and he hoped that they
would have a mission in California for the
Chinese; but if the Conference undertakes
to establish a mission for the Chinese in
California, he hoped it would be for the
Chinese in that State and not for the Chin-
ese in China. He knew these men, and he
thought Bro. Gober's estimate of them a
Just one. He was not surprised that he
had very little.respect for them. He knew
them where they came from, in their own
country, and be supposed he had quite as
good an opinion of them as their own coun-
trymen. In the first place he thought they
could do nothingin China If they were con-
verted and should return there, because the
caste there established holds them in con-
tempt. The Chinese classify men, first the
scholars, or educated men, because they say
knowledge distinguishes man from the beast
The educated, therefore, stand-first in the
caste. The second in order is the farmer,
or the man who derives from the soil a sup-
port. They say the farmer is honest from
the very nature of his occupation, for he
cannot lie to the seasons and -6.-
Ar if he does it willdono good, Ir.7 slia--A
in order is the mechanIo, whose business is
to build houses and furnish protection
against the changes of the seasons, and fur-
nish the business which educated men re-
quire. Then thefourth in order is the mer-
chant, whom they regard asn kind ofneces-
sary evil, inasmuch as he isnecessary in
exchanging the products of their soil. This
agent must do this service, and they sal
that his way of getting paid is by shaving
both sides. The very nature of his occupa-
tion makes a rascal of him. He has the
decided advantage of knowing the interests
of both parties, of which each party could
not be so well acquamted, and he attempts
to take advantage of their ignorance; and
the one first qualification of the merchant is
to be an expert liar, who can avoid legal de-
teetion. The lifth n order are the artists
of the country. The sixth in order, are the
soldiers, whose business at is to destroy
cietyand not to build it up-bring ruin ad
misery upon mankindand nosincreasetheir
happiness or better their condition. The
merchants who live on the points, on the
banks of the river, are known as "commer-
cialrate. These men are not only under
that disadvantage, but also, if they return to
their own country, no matter how much
wealth they have acquired, it gives them no

in oh H sa d
California, the time was, perhaps, when it
was not considered an occupation of the
highest character to be engaged m mining.
With tenfold more force the Chinaman goes
back depreciated in the estimation of his
countrymen .t Suppose he. tells them that
le is a a lan. They wi'I ..q, sh.r b '
reign trick-that it is a;.arr .r t... .....n.
me i dMin bbt brey i ouncl ahdedit n
to has art, by which he may deceive. These
are facts that came under his own observa-
tion, and not mere expressions of op.nson.
He hoped thdat ifait s ad easeClti s('oin'

California, it would be for that pe>
ple there, and not in reference to the accom-
plishing of anything m China. Brother
Gober had spoken of hitsh going ji or-
y g peop .
If le did, he would have to operate upon an
entirely dUferent class than he h4td been
a kin wi r to thaHe no

nia,1xand he hoped he might be excused from
sue ab mis rew said that he was gratified

that he made the little voluntary eech be
had esterd ast ....1.J.19 .
y sy, agai .:... ( e..
withdhe ne @ h isn\ervi "
an Episcopal minister there, who dTlso
been to China. That missionary said to
him, thatafter an experience of many months
he found that he could do nothing with the
Chinese in California. He had been in
Ohina with them, and he liaid he had rath-
er try to convert the Chinese in China
than in California. Let us not dream of
doing what is absolutely impracticable.-
He was perfectly satisfied from all he knew'

After some discussion, on voting, the res-
olution wasadopted by 58 yeas to 43 uays.

e Co fr a 2er e ne, fd en

Resolved, first, That the Board of Foreig
Missions make out, at an early day, a fun
statement of the indel edness of the 11:ssiors.
ry Soelety, and divide the sameamongthe An-
alysonderence asd Ra 1 a lth yMm che
sit their next session the amounts thus desig-
noted; and thys the Annual Conferences be

requested to taxe measures for the purpose of
raistng the respective amounts,
lee too of nTaba o t Mbast
the Foreign Missions shall have precedence in
point of time until the debt is paid,
Rev. J. B. McFerrin, of the Tennessee
Conference, offered an amendment, to the
etect that the Committee on Missions now
make out a complete statement of the in.
debtedness of the Missionary Society, and
divide the said amounts among the several
Annual Conferences as equitably as they
maybe able, and report to this Conference.
Rev. Dr. J. 0: Keener offered an amend-
ment to the amendment, to strike out the
words, "as equitably as may be," and in-
sett the words, a in proportion to the mem-
bership within said Conferences," which
.was accepted by Dr. MeFerrin.
Bishop Early said be hoped the Confer-
ence wo den adoSp heansendmentoffeered

rich againcand as able again to say as oth-
ers. He hoped the appropriation would be
made according to the best light the Board
of Missions should have before them. *
Rev. Dr.- J. B. McFerrin said he was
satisfied no local board could make this di-
vision so as to be satisfactory, but the Mis-
sion Committee of this General Conference
could. That committee represents every
conference, and each man can present the
state of has conference to it, and thought a
better solution of this question would thus
be elected than by any other plan.
After soine further discussion, Dr. J. C.
Keener withdrew his amendmentin favor of
one offered by Dr. McFerrin, that the debt
of the society should be equitably divided
among the several conferences by the Mis-
sionary Committee, and reported to the
General Conference, which, on motion was
The amendment to the second resolution
was rejected, and it was adopted without
On motion, the order of the day made
yesterday for 10 o clock, A. M., to-day, was
postponed until to-morrow at 10 o'clock
A. He
Bishop Pierce asked leave of absence for
Rev. Dr. A. Means of the Georgia Conn
ference, on account of illness. Leave
Rev.Dr.J.C.Keenerpresentedan amend-
ment to the Discipline, chap. 2, section 5,
Ques.3, Ans.1,Paragraph2, page 80,after
the words "not under our care.'
At d be shall not putsoy preacher in charge
or any circuit or station who has notregglarly
swe d ea s armsebmb(b e n em.
played the ESH10 leDgthOf timODBAer 8 PreBid-
ing Elder.
Referred to the Committee on Revisals.
Rev.Dr. J. E. Edwards, of the Virginia
Conference, offered a resolution instructing
the Book Editor to insert in the Book of
Disespline, in the form of an appendiz, ress
solution of a certain character adopted by
the Generafal Conference. Laid on the ta-
ble for the present.
Rev. P. M. Pinchard presented a resola-
tion in regard to the support of the minis-
try, whicly was referredto the committee on
the support of the mxmstry.
Rev R. K. Spencer, of the Missouri
Conference, presented the following resola-
Rea Ived, That the committee on Itineraney
be respectfully request d to give an ofileial ex-
q'anati eroe any m a 'in the natio
Quarterly conferences
Laid on the table for the present.

t On tionaR por o.edisof he God mi
order of the day for Monday next
Rek J. 8. Kennedy and Rev. W. G. E
Cunnyngham presented a resolution re-
questing the Committee on Revisals to con-
sider the propriety of preparing a suitable
form of service for the dedication of
Churches. Referred to Committee on Re-

u 430 motion the following report was taken
Ques. 1. What shall be done to promote
te religious interests of the Colored Peo.

Ans. 1. Let our colored members be or-
ganized as separate pastoral charges wherev-
er they prefer it, and their number may jus-
tify it.
Aus. 2. Let each pastoral charge of col-
ored members have us own quarterly con-
ferences, com osed of official members as
providedhin cDiscipli .rsons be licensed

to preach, and ordained deacons and elders,
steeording to the Discipline, when, in the
3udgment of the conferences having]uris-
dietion in the case, they are deemed suita-
ble persons for said ofice and orders in the
Ans.4. The Bishop may form a district
of colored charges, and appoint to it a col-
ored presiding elder, when, In has judgment,
the religious Interests of the colored people
require it.
Ans. 5. When it is judged advisable by
the college of Bishops, up annual confer-
ence of colored persons may be organized to
be presided over by one of our Bishops.
fe use, 6 heat ordm e anual chon--
a Wh n
dipolpli f Church
no o our and in fraternal

un e al attention be given
Sunday Schools among the colored peo-

The above abapter is recommended, by
the Committe9 on the Religious Interests of
the Colored People to the General Confer-
ence for its adaption.
. Respectfully submitted,
J. E. EVANs, Chairman.
Rev. J. E. Evans moved to proceed to

' Ti'ifteenth Day.
. PRID April 20, 1866.
The Conference mt ursuant to adjourn-
ment, and was called to order by Bishop
The opening devotional ezer ises we

condTuoted by tho6nt no II. A oung,
Th a of the last session were read
d &
anR r El H. M Chairman of the
Committee on Changes of Economy, pre'
sendr art No. 4of th com&itte
ravan, e same e,
said that they would present a minority re-
po to-m rrowH orning.. of the Arkansas
ev. erson,
Conference, presented a resolution in regard
to the Itinerant Ministry, which was re-

kr e)d toHthePUomoT ,oon Rheev 1s issippi
Conference, presented a resolution in re-
gard to the Ministry, which was referred to
the Committee on Revisals-
Rev. W. R. Gober, and Rev. O. P. Fitz-
gerald, of the Paulfic Conference, presented
the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Board of Foreign Mis-
sITi6sst'n70 ish e fdr estabush
as the floances of the Boolety willjust:fy it.
Rev. W. R. Gober said the subject was
ti & sterday, but is
n thon Cper time to d opuC he
now bro ght thPe subject before the Confer.
ence iri nhis manner. There are, perhaps,
50,000 Chinese in California. Our object
is to christianise that people, to offer them
the gos el, induce them to accept it, and
make chPristians of them. It seemed to him
that if we can reach that people at all, and
it was very clearly presented to us last night
that we can and are reaching them, that
the gospel is adapted to them, that they
can be induced to accept and be prof-
sted by it: that California is at least one of
the principle places in which to carry on
that good work, and accomplish that object.
Objections are made to attempting any mis-
sionary operations in this field, and the ob-
jection is made in the first place, upon the
ground that that class of Chinese population
that is found in California are not fair rep-
resentatives of their race. Hewas not pre-
pared to state to what extent that proposi-
tion is true. He was inclined to think
however, that to a very great extent, they
are the lower classes of their people. But
even admitting that this position is true, is
it reall an objection to the establishment of
a missi n ? Is it the usual course, in the
experience of those who proclaim the gos-
pel of the Son of God, to operate first upon
the wealthy, the refined, the educated and
the noble, and afterwards upon the lower
classes? Or is the reverse of this true?
He was inclined to think there verse was true.
Again, it is objected, aptly, that the influ-
ences brought to bear upon the people, in
California, are so injurious and deleterious
so corrupt and vicious, as to prejudice them
againsfus as a Christian people, and hedge
up the accomplishment of the object we
have in view in thyparticular locality. He
was prepared to admit that this objection
applies with entirely too much force; that
it is humiliating and exceedingly mortify-
ing, esveeiallyto every Christian and labor-
er of our Lord Jesus Christ in California;
but is it true that that objection applies more
in regard to that locality than in our own
country ? Does not the same class, as pre-
sented by our brother that occupied the
tknn night, u e a r

against the op tion of the Gospel as they
doin Califor ia. The brother stated to us
that the chi difteulty in the way of the
success of the Gospel in China is on
this ver point. Is it true that the
people of California are worse than any oth-
er class of countrymen ? Is the standard of
commercial moralslower than itis iaOhina
New Orl ansbor UN w Yorkdr any

flieulti s that liein th/way of the over-
sion of the Chinese in California, lie in the
way of the conversion of that people any
s sa8tthoau freal theor
ing upon them, that is worthy of their re-
ception into their Christianity, or civiliza-
tion, or institutions ? He might be mista-
ken in his estimate He had not paid as
uch attention to this pointer field of Cali-
ornia work as he might have done, although
he had resided inthatstatefer fifteen years.
He had been among that peo I hi ews

of the brother that addressed us last night.
He was glad that his views are more exalted.
He was glad to hear his statements in re-
gard to them, and his faith in them as a
people. The speaker's intercourse with
them, and the knowledge he hall of them
had not tended to impress him with the
view that they were a verynobleclass of the
human family. Their Empire may be a
very flowery one, their country may be a
very celestial one, but they did not impress
Inm as being a very evangelical class of hu-
man beings. -In this he might be mistake%
and he hoped he was. But if we can reach
that people at all, it seemed to him that
Coliform a n r nesisteoo, cSomme1acebthat

ae mb of

ned on at 1 less cost than in China

t oa t dedrox ye pa
thes poijisfougreg*bons of white Co-

there, could make himself exceedingly use-
ful in connection with the white congrega-
tions. He could receive at least a part of
his support from these societies, so as to
make his labors cost comtPharatively little to
what they would under er circumstances.
The brother that addressed us last night

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hagee, Ala.
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poor enough, but all the blacks are poor;
poor in property, poor in intelligence, poor
in influence, poorin worldly thrift. Edu.
Cation is just what they want, It e1r
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and Godifillbless as in the deed.
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ALTOGETHER IN Ennon.-The simple fact
that a Mr. Doggett appealed to the General Con-
feren 0, from a decision of the Vir ania 0 ,

Advocate. That paper says: "Thease of Rev.
D. B. Doggett, former editor of the Southern
Methodist Quarterly Review, was considered
with closed doors for the better part of three
days, concluding April l8th. He appealed from
a decision of the Virginia Conference, but the
decisumnof the Annual 0 nferene ws sus ain

say there.wasno "case of Rev. D. S. Doggett"
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Thetrusteeshavehadsome of thebuildingsrepair
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boarders, and the Dr. has been very energetic in
making arrangements for the convenience and
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past years, and hope that its friends will bestir
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Prom Washington

the i it r ae j on ed
The House resumed the discussion of the
Pacif2c Railroad Bill.
WASHINGTox, April 27 ---Pardobs have been
granted in the cases of Mayor Monroe and Al-
derman Nix ns of New Orleans, the charges
broug 6 these gentlemen having been
refute xe satisfaction of the President.

telTi nSetedoed drtmenthiasoeceivet br
over the Imperialists at Chihuahua, and the oc-
capation of that city by the former,
There is no doubt whatever but that Mrs.Da-
vis has received permission to visit her husband
at Fortress Monroe.
WASHINGTox, April 80.-Mr. F.essenden in
the Senate, and Mr. Stevens in the House, rep-
resenting the committee of fifteen, each intro-
duced bills and proposed constitutional amend-
ments relating to reconstruction. The substance
has already been telegraphed. The matter was
made the special order for Tuesday week in the
WASHINGTON, May 1.-The House to day

e b n j
millions will be required.
Mr. Uoutwell, of Mass., and Mr. Brigham, of
Ohio, gave notice that at the prone ting they
would ofic amendments to the p..= = the
Joint Committee on Reconstruction.
NEW YORK, May 1.-The cotton market is ir-
regular and unsettled;- sales to-day, 500 bales
at 32@34 cents.
Later from Europe. .
NEW YORK, Altif 1.-The SteAD1ship Scotia has
arrived with advices to the 22d Mt.
On Saturday cotton was steady at Friday's
improvement; sales 10,000 bales; Middling
Uplands at 11}d@14(d. There was an advance
in the market of (d@id.
Console quoted at 874@87); Five-Twenties,
Nothing had been heard of the steamship
Ctty of Washington, though she had been three
weeks out.
The British Kouse of Commons continue to
debate the Reform bill; ,it was thought a dLvis-
ion would be taken in a few days.
Up to the night of the 20th, the belief in a
pacific adjustment of the German difAcuity was
growing stronger. A telegram spoke of a cou
session by Austria, and other rumors led to the
conviction that peace would be maiutained,
The funds in England and on the Continent had
greatly improved under the pacifle influence.
Great activity was reported in the Austrian
nary;atl her vessg1s are being prepared for ser.
The Portugal Chanter of Deputies has ap.
proved a contract for a Telegraph line to Amer,
in by the Southern rou'e.

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Intelligence has reached this place of the
action of the General Conference, establish.
ing the relations of our colored membership.
Beyond all question, it is the greatest and
best thing that that body has yet accom-
plished. We are glad for 16e honor of our
church that it was enneted by a unanimous
vote. We stand before the world with a
church constitution that accords the blacks
and whites equal church privileges, while
by a happy and prudent separation, it pays
due respect to those mysterious antipathies
which seem tobe the indications of Heaven
with regard to the two races. What are the
provisions of our church polity as now estab-
lished ? First, our colored members may
be organized na separate pastoral charges,
wherever they may desiie itandtheir num-
her may justify it; each charge having its
own official members, and its own quarterly
conference. Second, these quarterly con.
ferences have the power to recommend mem-
lxers a he licensed too preach t n '

aminations being held, and the same quali-
fications required in both eases. Third,
these colored changes may be united into'
districts, under colored presiding elders;
and if, of sufficient number being contigu-
ous, or not too distant, may be athered in-
to annual conferences, under the president_
ey of our bilshopshjust as the white preach-
ers. y, W erever t eir conferences
are sufficiently numerous and organized,
they may, (f they shall desire it, have their
own general conference, and of course elect
their own bishops, remaining in fraternal
relation with us. This is all admirable}
and proVGs that our church and ministry
are up with the times, and ready to enter
the doors that Providence may open before
them. Oh that God may shed upon our
people everywhere the grace and wisdom
rightly to adjust the varied and beautiful
machinery herein provided for, and set it
all a goingin harmonious notion Let our
ministers throughout the length and breadth
of the land, take pains to explain it to our
colored members; let them be assisted>
counsoledandeneouraged to erect themselves
as fast as prudence would dictate, inton co-
ordinate and healthy department of our
Nor has the ac:ion of our General Con-
ference in reference to the colored people ,
been confined to the guaranteeing to them
equal church membership and official priv-
ileges. Their intellectual wants came un-
der notice, and they say not only that
"special attention shall be given to Sunday
8bhools amongthe colored people," but they
"recommend the establishment ofdayschools
under proper regulations and trustworthy
teachers for the education of colored chil-
dren Here, then, is the official announce-
ment of our ecclesiastical position on this
subject. We not only permit, or connive
at, (God forgive us for the past!) but we
recommend schools for colored children,
This is the fairest quartering on our escut-
chen, and we probably fling this banner to
the breeze. Let our great hearted people
see to it that it is no empty boast, .no dead
letter on our statute book. True, we are
all bankrupt, and our white schools are near.
ly all disbanded or disannulled. Well, let

""""o':,"Jo'"'"'t,'.'"o'"'i gh la an
is the field for Christian beneficence. En-
lightened patriots will cheer us on in a
work that tends so decidedly to a solid na.
tonal prosperity. But as Christians, we
have higher motives than atriotism, or an
enlightened self love. These colored chil-
dren have souls for which Christ died, and
capacities for endless progress in knowledge
and virtue. "Light up your eyes and look
upon the fields, for they are white already
to harvest." Let us go forward with firm
faith in God.- Let us not wait until we are
stronger in funds, or more happily adjusted
in our ecclesiastical machinery to the wants
of the times. Let us not sit down and
mourn over the past, but let us be up and
doing. God calls us onward, and if we on.
ly go to work for Him, following the lead
of His providence, He willbring all the body
into health and vigor again. Here, breth-
ren, here is the cause of our ecclesiastical
dyspepsia-want of work-wantof labor for
the lowly-want of selfdenying effort for
the poor. Oh who that heard that thrill-
I sermon of Bishop Pieree's proclaimed
d the las of the
1 Iklacon uring 0 session t1
Georgia Conference, can ever forget le
grandeur of that inspiration which thrilled
the whole audience as he said, "Go! heal
the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,
if you can) but be sure ye preach the Gos-
pel to the poor !" Some of the whites are

The liabilities of Barrett's banking company MEXICO.
in Liverpool, which suspended on the 19th ult., IMPORTANT LETTER FROM GEN. RARLY-DIFFI-
are estimated at three and a quarter millions owrits xx rus wAY OF THE COLONISTS.
sterling; a favorable liquidation is expected,
It was feared that some large failures would AVANA, April lo, 1860.
take place in Liverpool, but it was believed Editor New York No
that the temporary embarrassment Would be Bir-I havehjust returned from Mexico, after
surmounted. n r ein ed fro mioginia sevat clolunt oH -
quiry to regard to the prospects for emigrants
The Latest News. to Mexico, and having learned L,}at many per-
An attempt had been made to assassinate the Br n tems a will roug

Cz d 1fee e v at Y Aspinwall, state thatin the fight between the Im- in the first place, that my personal observation
perialists and the Liberals in the State of Oax f the county was conf2ne t s shg r u8 oin
aca, a report of which had reached Aspinwall, ... of Mexico; the greater
the Liberals were successful. It is said they part of my thee having been spent in the htter
drove the Imperialists before them, capturing 3/16 a Tr ig wl dov1a d sat ict and
seven hundred muskets, favocannons, two thou" passis, are unquestionably rich, and intelligent
sand mules, much ammunition and a large go xlter ,mi f e n t wpear other di

Valparaiso had been bombarded by the Span- tricts in which the lands were very productive.
ish fleet, and about twenty millions of property 1 re p8mw71rha an to tet @00
destroyed. 4 Great blame is attached to the ter in all of them. There has been no system.
British and Amer.can Admirals for not inter, stic effort to survey or ascertain the locality of
firing with their ships to prevent such wholesale the bli anids, uditil that cent.11 Emade un..
destruction, instead of leaving the harbor. whi eb bOe a rr e sl j100

* have already been parceled out, and have sup.
dd d 6 d* plied but a small number of colonists.
-- iml titles n Me o are iknna erhe To
From the South carolinian, charleston, 8. c. ries of their own lands. So uninformed is the
MANUFACTURES IN SOUTH CAR- Government itself in regard to the lands to
OLINA. which it has claims, that, in making a contract
Since the abolition of slavery, and the con- with ral Har mdan, ofDTexas, forhtWe sur..
sequent decline of our agricultural interests, risk and expense of discovering those lands
the importance of proper manufacturing facili- have been thrown on him, and he is to receive
ties has been more generally acknowledged, mpensationonlyinthle nttohehis aga e
and the whole subject of manufactures has not even undertaking to furnish him protection
commanded a greater share of public attention against guerillas, and robbers, while he is en-
than ever before. Recognizing the value of gaged in fulfilling b contract. The lands of-
proper information on this subject, we have 1 nd y epo on sea, o faillials in isiternate 8
collected, from the most truEtWOrthy sources, in remote districts, where the Liberals or Dissi-
the following factsin regard to the condition of dents, as they are called, have control, and the
varies manufacturers in South Carolina. Emdut cancafor a prohtee .at i
,Mr. John W. Grady and his partners, who resources which have been published, and the
own seven mils in the upfer portion of the expectations of a large influx of emigrants
State, are rebuilding and repairing their old wh ch h b1eaen 5excheddhave c.gused opr1e-
mills, and have also lately purchased the fine mously the prices asked for them, and many
Granite mill near Pendleton, which they are persons who haverecently arrived in the coun-
putting in thorough working order. So large tf en Tue < f m v. di

a tnu ineg rprganiz non schT adt e n, blegitinate useq en of aU this ha
an interest is taken in the subject, but is the of dissatisfaction, while others, who relied on
best proof that our State po:sesses manufactur. the delusive tpr ises of aild from chGovern-
ing advantages of no mean order- means of obtaining lands, but of returning to
The Lester factory on the Enioree, and the their former homes,
factories at Batesville on the Ennoree, at Craw. It is exceedingly difficult for those who have
fordsville on the Middle Tiger, and at Bivings- t i a t off djv ti aus7blab 1
ville-all in Spartanburg District--have been population cannot he relied upon for that pur-
in operation during the war, and have turned pose. All idea of procuring assistance from the
out many yards of cloth for the Confederate Government must be abandoned by those who
Government. Immediately after the cessa a ttoatem nteh seoucroc hich dee
tion of hostilities, their enterprising owners stable government, and with capital and labor
set to work to replace their worn out material sufficient, are susceptible of a very considerable
with new and improved machinery, and the do 1 t eatbt factorie have nw been at work 10? 80110 e gBOmo e spud I 90

completed. When the new crop of cotton is that inexperienced the old Spanish conquerors
gathered they will be able to do good service in their search for the fabled Eldorado. On

fordbe at et and S ed* Co. are rebuildin pee-P retozatwh it otp exi ,a tecdal onm
S' experienced engineers, contractors and meehan-
the Saluda Factory, burned by Sherman, and les may find employment. but otherwise very
will, by next fall, have an entirely new set of few positious are open to those who do not wish
mill machinery, which is now being made at to cultivate the soil. Physicians who can speak
the North ill-uagturg e:utbJetb peormis tfoerpr tice
Messrs. James J. Gregg & Co. are enlarg- opening whatever for any of the learned pro-
ing their fine factory at Vaueluse, and adding fe ons.the stability of the Government, I will
greatly to its efficiency with the very best me state that I have no information, except, what
chinery. may be obtained by any sojourner in the coun-

all does epdT ft n a 2, tr 1 2 < te in lejjis f ne 1 utee
entirely rebuilt, and is now working night and auths day on a Ane class of book-paper to fill North the Government, nor did I seek to see them. I
ern orders. think, however, I am warranted in saying that
The popular and well known President of tone wk desires to ma 31erx o bl pteo"
the Granitorille Company, Mr. Wm. Gregg, duration of the present Government. Inform>
hasjbeen in RUurope for months past superin-j tion as to the length of time which that Govern.
tending the e greatly improve and increase the productions to be obtained in Mexico.
of the mills of that company- to eanott c t ,ma c yo lo
The new enterprise known as Kalmia Mills, is not sufficient to justify me in now giving any
of which company Benjamin F. EvansisPres- r nasd either na ; e t on y wdu
ident, are pushing their works rapidly towards I feel a deep interest in the welfare of
completion, and will be prepared to begin man' countrymen of the Southern States; and the
ufacturing before the new crop of cotton comes knowledge which I obtained front my own ob-

r ev t u t so aso e
completed will consist of one writtng payer vise all those who are desirons of seeking new
mill, one printing paper mill, and one cotton homes not to give up their present ones and em-
factory of twenty thousand spindles and the to jt31exicoPruitil hey shall b ve ex and
hundred looms. All the machinery will be of some friendon whose judgment and experience
English construction, and built to the order of they can :ely, that their sitantions win be bet-
the President of the company, abo went to tered. Above all, let no man who has a wife
.Europe last summer for the purpose of exam and ch Then, carry them to Mexico, until he
ini their stem of manufacture and order- has secured a certain home, and a thtr prospect
ag sy of support for them. By observing thisciation
ing the machinery. It will all to of the very much disappointment and suffering will be
best to be.had in any part of the world. These avoided.
mil's are on the same stream as Yauctuse, I send this communication to your poper for
Graniteville and Bath, and are between the lat- Inibli 4 11 so : etTr 1 oa of tr a rena l
ter places. The stream affords a flee water- for whom it is intended than in any other,
power and will be used to drive the works of Respectfully,
the company, as it now does of all the ethers J. A. EARLY.
on it. .4,
By far the la-ger number-if not all the op- A Bosros Gnoon zx Iravax.-A wholesale,
eratives employed in these various factories- grocer writes from Havana to the Boston Post :
are natives of the earrounding country, and We arrived here in good time, and the V
white people exclusively are employed. Ke- age was' very pleasant; of Course, I waso
grose undoubtedly find work in concetion stranger, but I was told I could learn Spanish
with the factories, but they are not what are right off, and at it I went. Soon after landing
strictly called operatives. I met Lt-, and asked him where I should go
In completion with these facts we would to get something, and how to ask for it in Span-
3 ish; he directed me to a sort of tumbledown
briefly notice, first, the immense capital which I aEair, and told me to say aqua, which I did, and
is necessary to carry on so many large estab the fool handed me a glass of water. * *
lishments. Secondary, that one of the mills ts okeautranethis mo n TI -%d- y la 0
manufacturing for Northern orders largequan what a wholesale grocery is here. The stock in
titiesoffinebook paper, one of themastim' trade iscomposed of bunchesof onionshung
portent articles of consumption in this con- al *t..: 0. re, bags and barrels of charcoaL
try, showing conclusively that. we not only d. ,-, 1, 21 you can smell a mile, rancid
not depend upon the North for manufactures' little tipdingtan y havse w 1 & e as 7
but can even supply that section in case of here. Tell ** Bordei Ruffian he couldn'tmake
heed. And, thirdly and lastly, the large his salt and cigars out here. * I have
amount of honorable and lucrative employ. sh reeadam mind considerable about the noble
ment siforded to the poorer classes of our white keeping a regular diary to read to the club when
population* I get home, I will not spread on the subject here.



PR00EEDINGB OF GENERAL'CONFERENCE present condition of the publishing house ? plates. It the latter were forced into mar- co
OONTINUED FROM FOURTH PAGE. He did not know how muchit would require ket he would like to know what they would ad
eient meetwl 1 mu st@trand ablees lutina to ut it into oeperationhbut he wou 1 teb cr be 10 tifaP fe

9 g want of the church at once by converting sale whether it would pay the debts. But at
conOferences)woul obvo Tr 17. mith, of the the assets of the publishingbouseintocash, with a hundred thousand dollars we can get fo
South Carolina Conference, the amendment and putting the money into the hands of a on very comfortably and easily,
offered by Rev. Dr. Keener was laid on the publishing agent, and he can go to work at Rev. P. M. Pinokard, of the Missouri m
table. Once, and bgoks might be making withm a Conference, said the issue is made here upon ab
Rev. H. P. Johnson moved to lay the reso- week after dio adjournment of this General the ground that if you disturb this thing at h
lution under consideration on the table. On Conference. He thought the church could all it is destroyed. It caugo on, butit can. C
vote, the motion was lost, publish cheaper by contract, and supply her- not stop. Has it not been stopped for four an
Rev. H. F. Johnson timuglht thhat if we solit moron ent I taind theda rent can fr ndshi 0 eI ashh 1101811 tos tb
shqulthatmemper piopdpsed, legal objp"reTo publishja f to uanh an he f rue is g at interesto e lef h u hscuacnh so
might arise that woul prove insurmounta- &il this direct' II hed d its affa b Nashville without p
e)eft H houg the whole matter should 01 a we co report our p lishineo is itu- t iestthat in cat ? Is it so that if
Rev. Dr. Thomas O. Summers offered an tion flour:shing to-day. He felt mortified at this General Conference soberly and dis-
amendment to Rev. Mr. Linfielf's resolution the result, but he thought that a more ques- creetly decides that this mterest may bebet-
to the eifeet that this Conference has re- tion of pride should not cause us to continue ter prosecuted with sundry modifications, it c
spectlully collaidered the request of theBish- In what is found to be a fruitless effort. is destroyed, because the Methodists of r and dckpres of the .1frian Methodist Rev. Dr. D. 11. McAnally, of the St. Nashville will not permit the church to w
E .e.....pal 4.1.urals, but do. not see their way Louis Conference, said that in 1854 he op- judge of its affairs in supreme council ? t
el arly to grant the r... n, for the transfer posed, with all the earnestness of his nature, The speaker reviewed the arguments pre- re
ofclaur.hproperty. un establishment for the manufacture of others who had spokenon the
The am.:-ndment wo.. ..[.,...1. nod ...o vote books. He then believed it unwise, impro- question, and expressed the belief that the C
the resolixtion was adopted as amended. per, and calculated in its very nature to work publishing house is solvent, and if it were s
The preaknble was then taken up, and af- disadvantageously to the interests of the closed up there would be a.hundred thous-
icr some-,ra....s..,r.-, adopted, churob, and he believed so still. We are and dollars left over liabilities, t
The repor. ...ea =, was then adopted. now told that by the safe of the assets money Rev. A. H. Redford, of the Louisville
Rev. J. E Evans presentedafurther com. can be obtained. He did not think so. He Opuference, satid he thought the question r
munication from the Delegates of the Afri believed that the very moment we resolved was, whether this is the best method to be R
ean M. E. Church, which was read. upon anything of that kind, the creditors of adopted by us for supplying the church with
On motion, Report No. 4, from the Com that house would foreclose the mortgages on books. He thouZht the plan of only pub-
mittee on Books ad Periodicals, and the mi- it, it would be sold under the hanimer, and lishing would lead to much trouble; you b
nority report in reference to the same mat- liardly pay its debts. If tbG establishment I may make a contract with an eastern pub- s
ter, were read. of a manufacturing house were an open lishing house for a book in two or three f
Rev. Dr. J. C. Keener moved to take up question, he would do all he could to pre- months, and if you get it in six months you
the majority report. Agreed to. vent it, but itis not an open quest on. The will do well. Such had been his and others'
On further motion, it was ordered that question is narrowed down to this, a pub- experience, with some of the most reliable
the report be considered item by item. The fishing house thereor a publishiilg house no- houses in Cincinnati, Boston, Philadelphia q
first item was taken up. where. By publishing house he meantsuch and New York, and in some instances, it
Rev. A. H. Redford moved to amend by an establishment as we have had heretofore. had been impossib e to get books published s
striking out the words,"at the city 6f Nash- He thought the only way open for us is to at all. He was in favor of having a book
ville, Tennessee," and that the space be left continue the publishing house for the pres- manufacturing and publishing house t

bla'tkpfoer the Ipresent. On vote the nmend. entR v. .TV. Smith, of the Virginia thel ta eur d sasTn t o r.
Rev.1)r. C. K. Marshall said that the Conference, said he had been Chairman of adjourned.
opension ..Ya publishing house was very the Book Committee for some time, and
did-r..nt rhar.of a mantifacturingone. leti s optrepared to state wl3t are Nineteenth Day.
It was art.:rrepring to manufacturethat has ay EpNESDAY, April25,1866. t

h jh.: hir Ir i eae ablishmi tT in na The Conference met pursuant to adjourn-
establishment the na dul..r..nt rh.r, business with a great amount of capital, a ment, and was called to order by Bishop
from a p.ablushou 11.3 kr...w a L.....k man must have grown up in the business Paine. s

an .u o Newdrleans that amnednthiave cate train lxnoPbee emu anTd dTy tedj icekx 0 sthwe
publish but they manufactured for other the task. The book business, beyond all rence.
people. For instance, a man wants to man- others, demands this,.and, therefore, the ap- an1'he minus of last session were read
afacture a L....A He goes to.a book-maker pointment of Methodist ministers, eminent Phprojadrew took the ch
and says, "For how much will you make the for their prety, to manage a large capital in p air.
book ?" He replies, forsomach. He then the book business, was idle and was ob'iged Rev. Dr. T. O.dSummers, Chairman of
goes to a publishing house and makes an to come to naught. Agam, the location. If the Committee on e Centenary of Meth-
agreement for having the imprint of that you locate a book educern at all, you must odism, presented the following report, which-
house placed on the book. Books are man- do it in some great business centre. You on motion, was a opte .
fractured in Louisville that are published in cannot succeed anywhere else. He called REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE DENTEXA,
Boston. They are made in LoAville and attention to this subject m 1858. The re' ar or AMERICAN METHODISM.
sent to Moston to be published. The report port came in late and the Conference did
says that we shall have an establishinentfor not reach it al all. Locate this book concern The Commit e appointed to consider the
the purpose of manufacturing and publish. in some great business centre, give it into resolution a outsvi erence in
ing books. If we adopt that as it stands, it the hand of some business man that has relation to the Centenaryof American Meth-
will provide for the establishment of a house grown up n the business, and he believed it i r r us dates are assigned for the or-

lisl1 S. Key, of the Georgia Confer- n se ut hde e e 1 ot n fio ut 400 irodi t3Ir M ley n
ence, said he held in his hand the report of ity report, in view of all to facts presented, In the Pastoral Address of the British
a sub-committee of the Committeeon Books andt e tl>tought we ought at least to try to Conference of 1820, written by Richard
and Phe6riodicalseaosubsco mitteet ppirted couRenfDr.eAp L. P. Treconus id that as bad Watson, speaking of the spread of Method-

anbmitted to that committee, for the purpose as this concern is, it is not quite as bad as it ism in this country, itlis idi tie "Such has
of re orting upon all the material facts to seems to be. He pronouheed the concern a been t g orious resu more t an
the committee on Books and Periodicals,- success after all that has been said. It has half a century, and of that feeble com-
This paper contains facts that he thoughtit absolutely acceeded when yoti take every- mencement of the work which took place

":.""Amhab o the Gen ae I hm5inutwenoutwor s was remec HIle that o fehr ne a aet
by the Secretary.) He was not prepared to with which we started was $63,000 on the of American smi y that
vote for the report for the followingreaions: books, as near as he could recollect. These this date is derived from h But m the
We have made the experiment of manufac- subscriptions were never worth anything.- Pastoral Address of 1824 Mr. Watson says>
tuning and publishing books for twelve years, In the next place, there was about 821,000 '*This vast work has arisen from God's
and we now come here to hold an inquest to capital that was appropriated tp the payment blessing on the laborsof two preachers sent
decide whether, after the experience we have of lawyer's fees, and the expenses of travel. out by our venerable founder from this coun-
had, and the fortunes that have befallen us ing agents. In b >. LE FI ..., we paid quite try in the year 1769, and may well lead us
fe ieaTnaTut d inAe d t tale in Inro 1 Lto sleveral pa $2 bi hie see xhot 121 h (10d otudli 'it-

1919:'& .?pi way on o ha e 0 an
1851. Twelve years elapse, the General the Conference, a tract scheme was intro. teary year.
Conference calls for an exhibit, and the duced, by which we lost about 880,000. By The General Centenary of Methodism
agent reports the balance of assets on hand some sort of machinery there was lost, at was not dated from 1729, when Oxford
at $117,000. These were the conclusions luchmond, about $24,000. If you will Methodism began, nor from 1737, when, in
that thesub-submitttee drew from the facts subtract these amounts you will find there the language of Mr. Wesley, God thrust
before them. Suppose you go more minute. was a small capital left at Nashville to work them out to raise a holy people;" but in
ly into the operation and you will find in the upon. Then yountuat havea Quarterly Re. 1739, when the forming elements crystal-
agent's report in 1858, the fact that $104,- view, which was perpetually involymg the ized into "the Ubited Society.
000 were used to the cred of various peri. concern in debt. We made an error in sup. There is one date, however, which is.ub-
odical publications. Is it safe for this Gen- pl ing too many editors and agents for the disputed, and it marks the great histone
eral Conference to have such an accumula. work to be done. In the next place, the event which gave organic form and perma-
tion on its hands, and be saddled with this object for which this concern was establish. nency to Methodism m this country, to wit:
debt? Let the past twelve years teach us ed is this, that it did furnish the books the combinatiouof the Wesleyan Society el-
some wisdom in this respect. To-day we and periodicals called for. It furnished events into a regular ecclesiastical body,
find the conditionof the house as follows: more than we wanted. It furnished wagon recognized as the Methodist Episcopal
Real estate $50,000; stereotype plates $40,- loads of tracts we never could dispose of, Church in America of which the Method-
000; engines, types, presses, 830,000; and and between $35,000 and $40,000 were de- ist Episcopal Church South is a living rep-
other items, making a total of $175,000.- stroyed by Federal occupation; and with all resentative-
Take from that, your liabilities of $58,000, this, the concern is to-day solvent and with As the circumstances of our church and
and you have 8117,000 that you may work fifty thousand dollars could be placed in country do not favor any demonstration of

n n.yolinttwhat is ito tit d working border ichdiss srl2 eanntsui h n ial ao y harae >is ene
You have the largest amount in real estate, south of that magnitude have done. It i? ean be assigned for the origin of Methodism
and we want books. The whole church is ruinous for any such concern to stop. It in America in its inehoate character, as a
bare of booksmud is lookiDg about for some can goon butit cannot stop. It owes about Wesleyan society, like that of 1784, which
agency to apply them. We are told that $56,0:.'0 at present. He thought more than marks its organization as a duly constituted
wehaveproperty over and above liabilities, half that in such a condition that it might Episcopal church; the committee do not
amounung to $117,000 at Nashville, and yet be kept off for a year or more. The concern recommend that any formal centennial cel.
we cannot turn outbooksfer want of money. is sued in two or three instances for an in- ebration take place until 1884. Neverthe-
What is necessary to manufacture a booky fringement of copyright, arid lawaults are less, as Methodism in its rudimentary char-
Yonwant paper, presses, types, type-setters pending. Liens are upon it, and as soon as aeter, began its operations during the de.
and money. Our type and other publishing you attempt to orange it, the mortgages will cade which ended 17159, and as this is prob-
apparatus ,is not in order. We have no beforeclosed. The most valuable of the as- ably the only- General Conference of the
money, and our people are awaiting books at sets is the real estate, valued at $57,000.- Methodist Episcopal Church South, which
once. How can we fill that demand in the Next in value are the books and stereotype will be held during the present decade, the

HEREAs, In the judgme eo thisd Gen

b do
erni Cin on@ S iept ,

is devolved upon the Ministry, they
should call to their aid intelligent and
plous laymen in this important work
WHEREAs, The help we have heretofore
received from them in Class Meetings,
Quarterly Cyferenceskand to sonmetex-

with eir i uluable se in our i
situations of learning and the general fi-

T acialdntere a an et aelearly i
derived from their presence hnd deliber-
ations in our Annual and General Con-
ferences. Therefore,
Resolved 1st, That the following words
shall be inserted in the Discipline, page 48,
Chap. II., See. III., Quest. 1st., Ans. 1st.
after the words "itinerant service:" also
fourLaymen, orthreeLaymenandoneLo-
cal Preacher, from each Presiding Elder's
district, who shall be elected annually by
the District Steward's Meeting of said Dise
Resolved 24, That the following words
shall be added to the Discipline, page 43,
Chap. II. See. II., Ques. 1st., Aus. 1st;
Also tWO Laymen Or One Laymsu and tWO
Local Preachers from each Annual Confer-
ence, elected by said Conference.
On motion, the report and substitutes
were laid on the table for the present.
Bishop Andrew in the obair, said that
when a report was brought up, it sometimes
looked to him as though every member only
wished to age if he could DOE find some de-
feet in it. You do not.seem to have mich
respect for the opinion of your committees,
It is of course proper to amend, butitshoula
be done deliberately and prudently. You
are like alldother deli aeo bodies, hoT

never been to a General Conference before,
and it may be they think they should now
distinguish themselves by making speech-
es. There may be an attempt to make

bfatrCo rd He did nootsuppose
have a right to speak, but we ought not to
be bored with unnecessary speeches. It

e he feeha 62 r
and place the whole matter in their hands.
l He had noticed sometimes that the breth-
ren seemed to think in their addresses that
the other brethren have no capacity for
drawing conclusions. They argue on little
.matters that all are able to comprehend, and
; dwell on minute points that are within the
l comprehension of every brother without a
s labored explanation. You sometimes argue
a matter, and by the time you get through,
e the best thing ou could do is to lay it art
- the table. You argue matters perhaps two
- or three da s, and the final result is to la
, it on the table for the present. He wanted
e to ask how many things the Conference had

e m b n to ap mai m gb
low ed arid elaborate speeches.
e Rev. A. Monroe, of the Missouri Gonfer-
- ence, presented the following:
a conTe e of ei n to of eGt ee
its adjourriment, in order to make the necessary
- prepare lon to return to their homes, and
. Whereas, it is desirable, for obvious reasons,
or 0 r 6 st at a 4
e bodies to fax a time for adjournment, therefore,
, Resolved, That the Bishops beandare hereby
e requested to present to the Conference, after to-
e duty, only such bustuess as in therr judgmentis
- of the testexo 4 t set tnoe d day, the
second day of Msfy, is hereby faxed as the linal
day of adjournment of this General Conference.

resdift me dise ss onttt eamble and

d the boundary line between the Mobile and
- Mississippi Conferences, be taken up, and
e recommitted to the Contmittee on Band..
p' art s. On motion the vote was lost
r eReport No. 4, from. the Committee on
e Books and Periodicals, which was under
n- consideration when the Confesenceadjourn-
ed esterda was then taken
d- ther D MoFerrin, and uR v. W. W.
st Bennett, had spoken-
a~ Rev. Dr. A. IL Mitchell moved the pre-
s, vious nestion which was agreed to
s' Obqote, the first item was then adopted.
as The remaining items, up to the fourth
d' sectio were then adopted without'amend-
r- ment.%
e The first item of the fourth section, in
d regard to "periodicals and editors," was
. 1..-.. ..p and read,
d liev P. M. Pinekard, of the Missouri

d" a e swed amemi8y striking ut
e day school paper. He said he hoped the
as General Conference would put on foot mea-
e sures by which the Sunday school int rest
ce will be attended to better and more ca ul-
ts ly than heretofore. He hoped all our Sun-
n- day school books awd publiottions would be
d, taken out of the hands of that board and
as placed in the hands of Sunday school men,
s~ who are to work and raise money to be ap-
s- plied in that special direction. We must
have a Sunday school aper, but he hope:I
e it would not be left to abre its fate with that

mmittee recommend the Conference to
opt the following resolutions:
isThat tb smCon eunofetde res
EpiscopalOurch S uth, recognize with pro-
nd gratitu dohAnn d ptT so
thodem in America, originating in move.
nts, so small, informal and unpromising,
out a bundled years ago.
Resolved, The this Conference-pledges the
urch at w y God'sp %!si g 31t
ces, the zeal, energy, and success, of former
mnjf a OTwnee sica tennial e a--
r nja8y 2 leathleshi Esp/ ral
asis than ever, "What hath God wrought!"
Respectfu y su .us, chairman.
New Orleans, April 25, 1866.
Hev. Dr. E. H. Myers, Obairman of the
committee on Changes of Economy, refer-
d back certain papers to the Conferrence,
ith the request that they be referred to
e Committee on Revisals. Referred as
Rev. E. H. Myers, Chairman of the
committee on Changes.0f Economy, pre-
nted their final report, which was adopted.
Rev. Dr. H. N. MeTyeire, chairman of
e special committee to provide a plan for
ay Representation, presented the following
The Committee charged with the duty of
ringing in a plan for effecting lay repre-
entation in the Annual and General Con-
erences, submit the following:
In the A 1 Conferences
After the word "service," in anslirer 1'
uestion 1. section 3, chapter 2, page 48
f Disexphne, insert: And four lay repre
tentative, one of whom may be a local
reached, from each Treaiding Elder s Dis-
riot, to be chosen annually, who shall par
e can theh bus nesslof t jso
character and relations: Provided, that no
ne shall be a representative who is not

of iex as 3 paeneddiw oh saseln
' mber ofthe church
xon a meIn the General Conference.

Substitute for answer 1 to question 1,
section 2, chapter2,pages 42-3 of the Dis'

cip General Conference shall be com-
posed of one clerical member fbr every twen
ty-five (eight): members of each Annua
Conference, and an equal number of lay
members,.one fourth of whom may be local
preachers, to be appointed as follows: The
clerical members shall be elected by the
clerical members of the Annual Conference
provided, that such representatives shal
have traveled at least four calendar year
from the time that they were received on
trial, and are in fall connection at the tim
of holding the Conference. The lay repre
sentatives shall be elected by the lay mem
bers of the Annual Conference; provided
that such representatives be twenty-fiv

arat ye and rm measure sha or f t

classes of representatives.
Number the 2d paragraph as 3. and th

3dPpa agr4a3ph4as 4.Discipline, fixing a quo
rum for General Conference substitute **
majority" for "two-thirds."
Resolved, That this plan for the intro
duction of lay representation into the An

neuda eGen 1 0 fearleTopn8f ensu
upon the approval of three-fourths of all th
members of all the Annual Conferences
present and voting, the plan aball becom
the law of the Church; provided, the sam
shall have passed this Conference by a two
thirds vote-
H. N. MoTYEIRE, 011a rman.
ink sa b Ke er presentedfhe follo
on It

In view of the diversity of interests an
conditions which affect our Church, spread
ing over so large an extent of country, som
parts thickly and some parts sparsely po
ulated, rendering that policy altogethe
praericable and desirablein one Conferenc
which may be wholly impracticable in a
The General Conference of the Metho
ist Episcopal Church South judges it be
to refer the whole subject of LayReprese
station to the several Annual Conference
to be introduced or not in said conference
and in such form and in such proportion
they may severally determine; Provide
that no Lay member of an Annual Confe
ence shall vote upon the passage of th
character of any minister; and also provide
that thesatio of its representation la rt
General Conference shall not be change

th ee2ced, That the Discipline be amen
en in chapter ii, section 3, question 1, pag
48, after the weds citineranly service,"-
follows: And such laymen as (th
preachers compostpg)an Annual Conferen
may determine to adam; provided, that i
ratio of representation in the General Co
ferenes shall not be changed thereby; an
also provided, that no lay member shall
any time vote in conference upon the pa
sage of the character of an itinerant mas
Rev. N. H. D. Wilson also presented th
followlag as a substitute:


100 Agents WNanted,

prospects and said he was seeking to be always

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BLE, a little son of the above was tal y

wroninded A pious11 e enri t hu

er as they were together taken and buried.E

Mrs. CATHArmic A. BUNKER died at her
residence in Madison, Florida, April l4,.1888,
in t h m mbse of the M. E. Church

for about twenty-ilve years, wbose doctrines
she exemplifted by a well ordered life and a

dtlyconve ara n the eathedPtbre ierita
few years of her life, she was so afflioted that
she was seldom able to attend upon the services

forth anese n 6. is an her

was clear and calm, and her faith increasingly
strong to the last hour of her life. She died in
full hope of a blissful immortality beyond the
grave. All of her children remembers of the

h bre sd o i tb 81 n f ot hp;;
follow her." 0 8. S.
Rev. LUKE E. MONAMAR was born in Dor.
chester co., Maryland, Jan. 20. 1837, and died
in Tal t bGareApril l2bl86martyr for his

revYhe Colum1mswasthreatenedche
fell, he was captured and marched several
days witho::t food or rest; and being feeble, he
r ever recovered from the shock. Last Octo-
ber he was attacked with typhoid fever, and
for nearly six months lay upon his bed suffer-
ing intense'yfrom a complication of diseases.
But in all of hiS Bevere and protracted suffer-
ings, he evinced this christian spirit. The
numerous throng of friends that visited him,
all sharked his meek and patient resignation to
the Divine Will, and his joyfulanticipations of

nobet wwl d Hn he a n1 m h
religion and joined the Methodist Church,
Soon after his return from col ege he was li-
ceased to preach, and coming South in 1858,
was received on probation in the Georgia Com

eprimedb se to5the Elberton TO'iBcu a
bin for his senior; in 1860 he was sent to But-
lor Ciremt as jumor preacher, with Rev. .f.
H. Rob re VDu I Ods yee

ington co, Ga, and at the end of the year
found it necessary to locate in consequence of
having a widowed mother and two sisters to
support. He located in Geneva, Ga., where
his abilities as a teacher, and his wise counsels
and plous example will be long remembered.
As a teacher, he was intelligent, refined, dill-
gent and successful; as a friend, he was on-
careear nwas e needr, sstoollusebandand

preacher, he was but partially developed when
he located, but all those who enjoyed the ben'
ofitofhis ministry, willr member the zealand
earnestness of his pulpit ministrations. Had he

applliedhimsel oth oneworkofp agdae
But he was out down in early manhood. Al
though themessageeameso early hewasready
IIe passed away quietly, calmly and happily
His soul was often Alled with love during his
afflictions. We have no doubt of h's future
happiness. He has lefts heart stricken wife
and four helpless children ti the prayers and
sympathies of the church. A. J. D.

of Jasper co., Ga was bora 19;h Oct., 1815,

:;;ted O 8 0 dTI se s
This sadevent has cast a gloom over the
whole commu tyl; 1 a ing t hearius of a de-

friend, crushed and bleed:ng with the most
po gnantgrief. But they suryw n>t as those
without hope, fo: she professed religion and
united with the )I. E. Church when quite
young, and has over since been remarkable

ow f shortilii ime
the havior over the young. No amount of
persuasion on the part of friends auld ever
induce her to falsify her professi ing in the must pastimes to which the young
of both sexes are so generally addite d. In a
wo d, she was a most lovely and estimable

onun is so gtoon 5 &Tle ftroom
cut down in the very marmng of life, but, as
we confidently believe, has only been trans-

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earth to the joys and happiness of heaven,
May her bereaved friends be enabled to say
from the heart, ** the Lord gara, and the Lord
hath taken away, ble sed be the name of the

7 u lehoer Tirtues and meet her
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A Story of Plebeians & Patricians.
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lished rehgious family weekly, in entering upon
its TWENTY-NINTH YOLUME, has taken a new form
toadaptitselfmorefullytothe wants audiaterestsof
thepreserattimes. Itis issued
Devotedpartly, as heretofore, to R !!gion isr.d the

In this form, it is proposed to market equal tp any

as yjset o es see / av
also worthy of s plaeo with other Newspapers, where
severalaretakou. Desidesiti offeredasthe

The piice being only
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And h

Unhopastha1tal a to 1.Pat cPa2
beaustainedat this price,
Assmediamofextensivendyertiseing it is on of
thebestpapers in theS9tith-being eiro .ated ig set
Any person sending in subsenbers tot's amounter

co, jze ac. I orato e eats
for the paper; but any other personas Well, who will
send Ten subscribers or $30, shall have thq pape? free
one year.

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for$7.00; three copies of eaea for $10,00,.arfive copies
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inT s e or her age.Nrty-one years an

exaes emrsmbeerroent nTth e ur etero


owe f adH n at he itn of bad
neceptance o the day of her death. Hope was
bright and her joy abounded. Her very coun-
tenance glowed with sacred light and songs of

e I a 1 phr illic e, 0
new comfort to her heart. God's word was the
lamp by which her feet were guided, and when

nooun cr age htgi her leasureshe
Class-meetings were always seasons of refresh.
ing to her pure spirit. Her religious charge.

to 6. men in sa.5cenne, a e
devoted, she loved all the means of grace and
never failed to avail herself of them as God's
appointed helps for her advancement in the
divine life. Her numerous friends in Macon

:/""":::\'t!" w
ing, to the preachers of the word Her soul
tested on the precious promises of the gospel
and often did her cup run over, and unable to
repress the swelling of her heart, she would
bu aloud the rais Gin toHer he re-

distinguishedforitssbeauti erco ist cGod

was strong, her communion with Him was
constant, and hence her **peace flowed as a riv,
er." As a wife and mother she was all that a
pions Christian woman could be, and her af-
fection f >r husband and children was sanctified
by her love for Christ. They were always near
her heart, and among the last objects of her
earthly concern. Unaffected and modest, her
virtues bloomed and shed a hallowed fragrance
upon family and friends, yet she ever contain.
ued humb e and unpretending. Happy in the
onsciosu resof G doof t an qtilet spirit

ject of a painful afRiction, for many years, she
bore it patiently and was ever praising God
that her condition was no worse. This holy
woman was content to suffer, if this was the

wills e oa caHer lastssick a was ec
death would be to her, the gate to endless
joys." The goodness and love of God were

1:16;:::::::;te:.d Ha I
heard from her lips in almost dying cadences,
**Glory to God! Glory to God!" The Saviour
was with her to the last, comforting her beart
and inspiring hope. Her farewell message to
her brethren was that they should meet her in
heaven. Thuslivedand diedthistoly woman,
lan I-raelite indeed in whom was no guite."
*Yes, the Christian's course is run,
Endedistheglanousati done
4 fight' '
Death is awallow'd up of life !"
W. C. B. .

Po eeesel'adlepd a iRerhBnjam
March 23d, 1866, in the 60th year of age.

E. Ce Illi she attach r
the was transferred to the Church above, she
led a icus christian life. I doubt whether I
ever knew a more pious, prayerful christian
luly than she was; and yet she was extremely
distrustful of herself, and often said she was
afraid to say with certainty that she was a

itinerant Methodist preacher. When the Mas'

date her sorrows, two lovely little girlE--Mar?
Su-an, and Clars Henry; yet, strange to us

at 1 0, awaysof Proo tdeene ,tan
hand -Mary followed her, Aug. 13th, 1844
.Nev r was there a more affectionate mother-
Never d:d I see one more afflicted than when*
as she expressed it, the last cord that bound
her to earth was cut." In the midst of all,

P <70 sod a t^ba ruenan to
her own soul. A memorandum, written wi h
her own head in her Bible records the fact that
in 13 years she had read her bibio through 13
t :ues All who knew her intimately wili be
lieve me when I say she read it to harn God's

w rheumatic affection. This often confined her
to her room. That room was the place where
shedelghted to read God's Word, and hold

"N::"".:i'" it?" "."""?.LY:-':&
that she died in faith." She < labors and her works -follow Rer," she was
faithfut unto death," ana doubtless norr with
Lu=bmad and children, wears **aerown of li!" "

Qgxat.vsB so ta., was
killed on Keasesw Mountain, near that p'see,
by the accidentalexp'osion of a shell, Feb. 14,
To s was 8 months after the armies had left
Marietta. He was walking on the mountain

work HewasamemberoftheM.E.Church
for 27 years-a steady cous1stent professor-a
portion of the time 4 class leader. The nigh
before he was killed he talked of his religious

~~~~~~~OUHR ____j___________ CHRISIA ADVOCATE.-

ncisco. The only reason why our house 840.
hat city was not torn down at the time, no
that it did not belong to us. We were s
n worshipping iri a hired house. The sne
ular rage was so great, that Dr. Scott, Sc.
'ew Orleans, then in San :Francisco,
obliged to leave that city. During the at
r we succeeded in building a church in su
n Francisco, which Bishop Kavanagh Sor
dictated for us At his last visit, and after Ugh
assassination of President Lincoln, it F
ame necessary for the officers of the at
urob to ask Gen. McDowell to place sol. 2,8
rsaround the building to guard it against No
mob.ijEvery Democratre paper supposed
be in favor of the South was destroyed, m
d the type thrown into the street. Such
s the popular frenzy, guards of soldiers as
re constantly stationed around theebureh or
order to keep the mob from tearing it ch
wn. Soon after the war ceased the ex- 25
ement to which \ve refer subsided. The
rthern Methodists took up the note of qu
elesiastical reconstruction, and were not
ly going to reconstrriet ris, but yOu as q
ll, into their organization. Our friends
ain became very affable, because they sup.
sed an opportunity was offered to bring a
into their organization. When they in
und they could not necomplish their ob-
ct, they again renewed their hostility to-
ardsus. We met this opposition as best a
e could. In the.first place they used thG q
ct that we connected with the name of c
r Church "South," and tried to use this a
ct against us. In order to meet that we
ad to use the fact that it had a local g
gnification, and not a political one: We
rculated the history of the organization :.1 1
e church and endeavored to get the peo-
e to read it as far Ms possible, to show them K
at this plan, was settled and adopted by c
e North as well as by the South. We
published the decision of Judge Nelson, on i

fof Nques nd and t
at. We afterwards sent for a pamphlet
published by Dr. McAnally, of St. Louis, n
iving the history.of the church onthesub- p
ect of slavery, spreading that as far aspos-
ible. We took these around with us in
ur saddle-bags, and explained from time to
me to those who heard the attacks upon
s, and rebutted them as far as possible.-

e teas seav ad al n per au

rsefrog b aur t ro a so

ho were never in the Southern States.-
ne of the most able of our ministers is an
Englishman wh was ncy in one f thes

n the meanwhile, has spread Northward,
nd we have asked and received the organ-
nstion of a new Conference at the hands
f this General Conference. We have all
he time endeavored to stand at our post
rid do our work as well as we could, but
we have had all the time this terrible weight
eating upon us which we had endeavored
o explain, and which was the greatest dif.
faculty in their way. We have petitioned,
from time to time, for its removal wheneV-
er we have thought it prudent to do so.-
Our people have been led to expect. that ib
would be removed at this session of the
General Conference. There were difficul-
ties heretofore in the way that are now out
of the way, for its removal. We expect it
of you. We do not ask that the burden be
taken off our shoulders, and placed upon the
shoulders of another, but we do ask relief if
it can be brought to us without detriment
to the church elsewhere. You have heard
the representatives upon this Conference
floor from the entire border, with the ex-
caption of blissouri, requesting that this
burden be lifted off their shoulders; and
now, in behalf of California, as one of itS
representativeshe begged this GeneralCon.
ference to take this impediment out of their
way, ifit is in their power to do so. From
Texas, Arkansas, Kentacky, Western Vir-
gints, and other. border conferences, this
same request has come to the General Con-
ference. We believe it is in the.power of
the General Conference to remove this bur-
den, and the time has come when they inay
do it anddo it properly. By some itis said 1
thati we she d wait until the next General
Conference. There are reasons for the
change now that might not exist four yearS
hence. There are those all along the bor-
der who are waitihg :r. .10. r. F... ,. ur ae-
tion in this matter. 11 ..a i.. ..i .e.., they
may find a home elsewhere. They are now
without a shepherd, and within four years
they may find a shepherd and the door he
closed against us,

6 If 1111 1 5.

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Cotton.-Market ursettledand but little doag

We qG o Ordinary, 18@2Deents.

L & 8 rz t dhgM@25eenh.
sacon.-Stocks ample, wth only a moderate do
mana. we quote, clear sidesseesse s namese conce
shoulders more.
Lnrd.-The supply continues equal to the demand
which is limited to small orders. We quare Prime
Lear in areas atS0@2Sq., according to quality.-
Monr.-n :- 1. ..; .... ....1, : 13 -

natnd, is . .. I adlew ---r *** .. F
toquality. In see we quote Fine/$(k00; Superhne,
87 25; Extra,$? 50.
Corn -In good supply :md prices slightly lower.
We quote Yellow, at depot, $1 30@i 83-from Store,
St 33@t 25; white from Depot, 81:15-strom store 51 us
@1 40. Smalilotgaboutfive cents higher.
Corn Healr--Stockseentinue equal to or Jews i.
pricestowerviz: $1548175--according 4*, quaway.
retpil way. Woquote Const l9@SJe,0antry 12@15c,
conse.---Riaisin ample supply, and there is a filir
demand at unchanged rates, viz: Aledium 82c;Prime

BOOEEDINGS OF GENERAL CONFERENCE and Asbury, to show that the original idea The Conference then proceeded to ballot, Fra
[CONTINUED FROM SIXTH TAGE.] of a general itinerant superintendency does with tbo following result; A. H. Redford, in
not merely imply going from Conference to 100; E. R. Veitch, 20, J. W. Whipple, 7) was
Rev. Dr. 6. K. Marshall, of the Missis- Conference, but that it was to travel over R. J. Harp, 4; scattering, 3. the
sippi Conference, said that by a majority of awasups and rivers, through wilderness, Bishop Early announced that Rev. A H. pop
this Conference it has been a matter ofearn- through rain and shine, to meet appoint- Redford, having received a majority of all of
est inquiry as to what ought to be done to ments. We want a neral itinerant super- the votes cast, was duly elected Book Agent.
re-vitalize the church, and nyany matters in tendency, that is, we want its appoint- On motion, the Confereupo then proceeded wa
and proposed modifications have bcon set ments all over the country. Wp want the to the election of Book Ediror, a
forth here and advocated for the accomplish- Bishops to go through all the work in one Rev. Dr E. H. Myersnomidated Rev. Dr. e
ment of that purpcso. But you may let year if possible, or if not, in two, three, or Thos. O. Summers. the
the church organization stand, so faras the four years. Ide wanted to make the people On vote, Rev. Dr. Thos. O. Summers was bec
Episcopacy is concerned, and elect no new to feel that they are our pastors. He, unanimously elected Book Editor. ch
bishops; you may let the quarterly meet therefore, proposed these resolutioris as a The Conference then proceededyto the die
2ngs remain where they have been; you may ubstitute for those we itsve bef re us. Section of a Book Committee, which resul- the
not establish any district conferences; you Rev. Dr. J. B. McFerrin, of the Tennes- tod in the election of the following for said to
may even let your book concern go to decay; see Conference, said he wanted to know by committee; Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green, Rev. an
but if you can breathe into the ministry of what authority this General Conference is' WR Elliston, Rev. AP McFerrin, Rev. wa
the M. E. Church, South, and through them going to district the work of the general J. B. McPerrin, Rev. Thompson Ander- we
mto the hearts of the people of the territory superintendency. Their work is to travel son, Rev. Dr. EH Myers, Rev. AR Win- in
over which our ministry extends, a proper throughout the work at large and oversee lield, Rev. Dr. JH Linn, and Rev. Dr. S do
and just appreciation of the duties and ob- the spiritual and temporal welfare of tbo Watson. cit
ligations of this church and ministry to the church, and not to attend to the minor du- On motion ofRev.P H Pinchard, of the No
rising generation, we shall re-establish, not ties of the organization. St* Louis Cof2ference, Report No. 1 of the ec
only the old forms of activity and energy, Rev. Dr. J. G. Keener, of the Louisiana Committee on Missions was taken up hi or- on
but we shall create, as it were, beneath the Conference, spoke at some length in favorof der to fill certain blanks. we
ribs of death, not a new heart, but a vital the original report. Rev. J. F. Hughes, of the Tennessee ag
power that will bring forward multitudes in The previous question was then called Conference, moved that so much of the re- po
a very few years, who shall be in truth for, and, on vote, the call sustained. port as refers to the location of the Foreign us
and in fact the vital and :..rtial ha.0: wit' Il=> *in* '**-*r* recurring on the adoption Missionary Board, be laid on the table for fo
nesses for Christ, which we shall never ac" of the substitute presented by Dr. Myersit the present. Motion agreed to. je
complished unless this enterprise is under- was lost by 54 ayes to 86 noes. The following nominations were then w
taken with a proper appreciation of the The fast resolution was then adopted. made: Nashville, St.Louis, Memphis, New w
interest at stake. He believed that, the On vote, the word "size," designating the Orleans, Montgomery, and Macon. fa
course to be pursued in 6rder to infuse a number of Bishops, was stricken out of the The voteon location of the Domestic Board ou
greater vitality and religious pcwer into second resolution. firstoocuring on filling the blank with Nash- fa
the church. The pulpit breaks in its at- Motions were then made to fill the blank ville, seventy-eight affirmative votes being h
tempts to take hold of the dead timber of with two, too, four, three, one, seven and a majority of the Conference, werenceived, si
the woods, and convert it into the purposes five. On vote the blank was filled with and the blank was accordingly declared to ci
of handicraft and mechanism. If the old four. The report as a whole was then adop- be filled with Nashville. t
sinners of this generation are determined to ted. The following nominations were then made pl
go to hell, let them go 3 but so far na it was The Conference then adjourned, for Secretary of the Home Missionary Board th
in his power, he would stand in the breach ----- Rev. Dr. J. B. McFerrin, Rev. Dr. W. H. th
where the children are in danger, and lead EVENING SESSION. Walking, Rev. J. B. Cottrell, and Rev. R. p
em ack o staf acesthe51 t on'lite Conference me st 6po'c m-s S. oe Rev.Dr. J B McFerrin was elee-

a preao ren, an sin Chair, ted Secretary ofthe Horne Missionary Board. th
ners go their way, with what we have done Rev. R. Alexander, of the Texas Confer- p
for them, during the past fifty years. This On motion of Dr. Craven, it was made ence, moved that the General Conference g
Sabbath SchoolJoixrnalwould be one of the the special order of the day to-morrow now proceed to the election of Editors for j
greatestinstrumentainvitalising the church, (Thursday) morning to devote one hour in the Christian Advocates. Carried. s
if properly conducted. He was in favor of prayer, and at 10 o'clock enter upon the Cin motion of Rev. R. Alexander, Rev- o
the motion just made, and thought this en- election of Bishops, Book Agent, and other Isano G. John was elected Editor of the t
terprise should be placed in the hands of General Conference agents. Texas Christian Advocate. u

a ex:: ... ..:.v. : ..: 3. we .E o Re d

f ed or e e beth th a 1 ut o c adm Dr 1 s s en vocate- e
the Sunday School paper sustains its rela. e name a was scusse the St. Louis Christian Advocate.
tion in the report. great length, for and against, but was not On motion of Rev. Andrew Hunter, Rev.

onOnr tee, e td as aa lostd -and broug to vote.djourned' s h b was electe Editor of the Arkan-
On motion, the blank locating the Pub- On motion of Rev. W. R. Gober, Rev. O. i
lishlDg 0886 Was filled with Nashville, Twentieth Day* P. Fitzgerald was elected Editor of the Cali-
Tenn- THURSDAY, April 26, 1966. fornia Christian Advocate. i
The preamble was then agreed to, andon The Conference met no 9 o'clock,. A. M. On motion of Rev. Dr. W. Smith, Rev. o

further vote, the report as a whole wasadop- Bishop Paine in the chair. Dr. E. H. Myers was elected Editor of the t
te The opening devotional exercises were Southern Christian Advocate.
On motidn, it was agreed that when the conducted by Rev. Dr. L. Pierce of the On motion of Rev. Dr AH Mitchell,
Conference adjourned, it adjourn to meetat Georgia Conference. the subject under consideration when the r
6 P. x., to-day, for the purpose of electing a The minutes of the last session were read Conference adjourned last evehing concern- t
book agent, and transact any other business and a roved. ing a change in the name of thechucob was
that the Conference might see proper. Bistp Pierce announced a telegraphic taken up-
Report No. 4, from the Committee on dispatch had been received conveying the Rev. W. Il. Gober, ofthe Pacific Con- I
Episcopacy, was'then taken up. intelligence to Rev. Dr. Boring, a delegate ference, said that the impression is perhaps I
Rev. Dr. W. A. Smith, of the Virginia from the Rio Grando Conference, that on made upon the minds of the Conferencein
Conference, spoke at some length, and con- thp 20th inst., his son was mortally wounded view of the fact that he was speaking when
eluded by saying he hoped the General Con- by a railroad accident. He asked for the the adjournment was had last night, and
ference would adopt the district conference prayer and sympathies of the Conference, in the floor accorded to him to-day, that he had
system, but they could not do it by the the deep affliction of Rev. Dr. Boring, a lengthy speech to inflict upon the Confer-
adoption of this report. He believed that Bishop Early took the chair. ence. His speeches had never been numer-
if we adopted the report now before the In accordance with a resolution adopted ous nor longthy before this Conference, and
Conference, in four years we will stand just at the evening session of yesterday the Cons he should not speak now at all but be felt
where we do, The longer you stand ference spent an hoixr in prayer, and then it a conviction of duty to those he in part
there the longer you impair the Episcopal proceeded to the election of Bishops. represented upon this Conference floor. He
ollice among us and the confidence of the The ebair appointed Rev. Dr. J. E Ed. remarked last night that this question was
people in it. He begged the brethren to wards and Rev. Dr. B. Craven as tellers. to his people the most important tha 4 .L.
pause at that point, and not adopt the polin The following is the result of the first ly to come before this General *..:.rate. r...
cy that will do them no good in the world- ballot: at its present session, If the vote were tak-
If you do not intend to adopt the system W. M. Wightman, 75; Thos. O. Sum en on this mensure and lost, and be had
that will insure a visit of the Bishop to all mers, 20; J. A. Duncan, 27; J. E. Evans' said nothing in regard to it, he should re
parts of your work, we need no more Bish- 8) J. C. Keener, 42; S. Register, 10; proach himself wh not having done his
ops than one more to go to the Pacific Con- Enoch M. Marvin, 73; H. N. McTyeire, duty in carrying out the wishes and instrue-
ference. Give us a proper district confer- 43; D. S Doggett, 43 3 0. P. Deenas, 14; tions of those who sent him here. Bro.
ence system, and it will do more to galvan- J. B. McFerrin, 45; M. W. Sebon, 44; Fitzgerald, his colleague, made some remarks
ise the church into life than almost any Jesse Boring, 16; E. E. Wiley, 243 and upon this subject several days ago, and be
other measure you can adopt- several scattering votes. (the speaker) desired to add a few things to
Bishop Pierce, in the Chair, said he was The Bishop announced the whole ember what he then said. Other members have
not a sensitive man, but as some of the re- of ballots cast*were 144. Rev. Dr. W M. spoken upon this Conference floor of the
marks of the speaker bore a personal hear., w; la..... of the Mobile Conference and importance of changing the name of the
ing upon the bishops, he desired to say a it... l.....J. M. Marvin, the Missouri chureb, in order that we might advance
few words. He then proceeded to defend Conference, having each received a major. Northward, and push our church furtherin
the bishops from all charges, either by in- ty of the votes cast, were declared deb' elec. that direct on. He desired to present some
sinuation or otherwise, of incificiency. He ted Bishops of the M. E. Church .-..., facts in coll'nection with the work in Cali-
sustained Dr. Smith ru his remark, that if Bishop Pierce ..... -' 3 that Rev E. M. fornia with a view of showing that this name
you expect the Bishops to do moreyoumust Marvin should be .. .= .I. I, by telegraph, of ought to be changed in order that we may
give them a better income. He could not his election, and his attendance here reques- remain and work where we have now been
do more on the income he is allowed. ted. engaged for years. A pressure has been
Several of the members here assured the Rev. W. M. Prottsman, of the St. Louis upon us in California from our first organi-
Bishop that their remarks were not intend- Conference, said that he and another brother zation, nay more, the first missionaries 8080
ed to cast any reflection on the alicioney of were about als....l... 11, t duty. out by the church that landed upo our
the Bishops personally, but merely had ref- A sceand t...l..r .. 0 .?.. had to eleet the coast, felt the pressure, and me that op-
erence to the Eptecopal system. two remaining Bishops, with the following position decided and strong. That opposi-
Rev. E. LI. Myers, of the Georgia Cou- result: tion from that time to the present has been
ference, said we did not want to starve the alcoND EALLor just as strong and decided as our even ieS

od eTe aPt1 y TVe want them sup- J. B. McFerrin, 44; E. W. Sohon, 38; were able tl1tjiak tu
the present system to his opinionwe can E.E. Wiley, 63 J. C. Keener, 44; H. N. there was some probability of their reapind
upporIn71xmore ell nta e useupo t ee 5J ADD neD9 3 .Su the result obour labo of swall

Pacific Conference, and that will be enough. m% s op an@0 ced that no one hav- organizations. 11.= c. Is *: tiine they have
We cannot support more unless we give ing received an ty of the votes east selaxedtheiropposition and hostility towards
them some section of the country to work in there was no elect .nA third Ballot was us. Such was the case when Bishop Kava.
and bring them in specific relation to the then had with the following result naugh visited us in 1856. The impression
people as pastor. He proposed to assign to 8 was made upon the people of the North
each of the Bishops an Episcopal District, Talan BALLoT. Methodist Church of California that there
and that he shall remain in tha, district for D. S. Doggett, 80 3 H. N. McTyeire, 75; would be a union of the two churches ibout
the next four years. The Rev. J. C. Keener,43; E. W. Schon, 29; J. 3. that time, and utider that impression they
presented as a substitute for the report, res- McFerrin, 43; J. A. Duncan, 7 3 scatter- were very cordial and kind and social to
solution expressive ofthesense of the Gen- ing 8- Bishop Kavanaugh, and invited him to
eral Conference in favor of the plan of Epis- Bishop Early announced that Rev. Dr. preach in their churches, to attend their
capalDistricts. He thought this plan would D. S. Doggett, of the Virginia Conference, dedications, and could not tay too Inuch in
not break up the general itinerant superin- andRov. H. N. MeTyeire, of the Montgam- his praise. Soon after a coMmittee was ap.
tendency. Tlus prm the very idea of makmg an Episcopal Dis- of the votes cast, were duly elected Bishops. which overtures we of course rejected, and
trict on the Pacide. Instead of destroying The Conference then proceeded to the then they renewed their hostility with in-,
the general itinerant superintendency, he election of Book Agent, creased vehemence. During the war thejr
.. was proposing to restore it, so that the Bish- The followingingnominationt were made: were affordedan opportunity to be stillmore
ops can visit all the people. The speaker A. H. Redford, R. J. Harp, E. Yeitch, and hostile and decided in their opposition tO
here quoted from opinions of Bishops Coke J. W. Whipple. us. This was es eeciall the case in San
9 7

There lebutlittloJavaonthe market, and we quote
axt.-rrices are unchanged, sales or Liverpoolin
ks have beerk made at 88 50-by the lb wequote2)@
Virginiainbarrelsof7 bushels,67bythoquantity
agar and 31olasses.-We quote: A Sugar
sa ets a es; extra a st convenow corree

gardong crushed ard Powdered e Portoaldeo 119
ghum Syrup, 500; Country Case, 80@90c. Byrupin
t demand,
ish.-Mackerel are searce ad in good demand
unchanged prices, vb: No. 1 an kits, $4 50; No.
4 25; ink bbis.,No. 2, SS; No.8.87 50; in (bble.
.1, a ; No. sis unsels oo; No.s, so so, in

e sles; ea e na quoteBlar29e; Ada-

$sto no tr @ go re 2
cheese is lightwith small demand, and prices us
anged.. New England Dairy 350; Western Reserve
e; Hambarg29e.
Potatoes.-Irish are in large supply, and we still
ote, es.costso.
mans.-la good supply, and prices unchanged. we
ote, by the keg, 4d io 12d,10c; 10dtol2d, 110.
xxon.-Swedes,1to 2 inches, 10@1240; neck light.
o iminchesne., very scarce, stock not equal to d
mna. . .. ; I .

good supply.
shot.-wequoteDropat$4 25; Buck $475.
Teas.--The market continues well supplied, at on-
naged prices, and with onlya limited demand. We
uoteS]nekiit chests, at6100@$150asto quality; in
atalow can, at so; areen, in chests, 8125@173;
to son cans, ex ca.
raints amia oils.-We quote Linseed $210 per
allon; tanner $225; Waite lead, 018@28 perewt;
lass-8by10 $700 vbo. by 12, 00;12by 1

,,,, per pound.
Bagging andRope.-WequoteGunny,35@38c
entucky at 87@40; Rachardson's green leaf Rope21
ents. se. Lotus soo. Stock ample.
Tobacco.-Common35to50e.; Medium 60to85e;
'rime 95@$1.25. Choice $1.50@1.75. Smoking 40@<

zes, toury Iridesto cents, anaercen
l eather.-In fair supply at the foHowingquot
obs: Choice OakBarnese45e. 916. Uprer $30495
ardozen; BlackKipSkins,$42Sdozen;Sole30@45
em; Primeoak sole,43asses skirague.gpound
ridle $15@$65 9 dozen.
neanesues.-xacon sheeting, 25@280: Augusta
ndGraniteville do 21@26e; Osnaburgs,30@31e; Yar
tol2, $2 50 a bunch.

anTi e d a

American Brandy, $4 00 to 44 50 pe gallon; Wolf s
Schiedam Schnapps, per case, 817 Go for quarts,819
7 tra

sea, Jamaicanam, seewomes2>; seats cruz num
a casesso; claret wine, a case, so soos oo; sherry
wme, per ganon, sa sees co; per ease, so come so
- concomman>
Lump Potash, (small packages) $18 00.
Lump Potashin casks $14 00@15 00.
Sodainkegs,17c;inone pound papers,18c.
PalmSosp, 17 els,
GunPowder, kegs,815 00; half kegets 00; quarter

PepperandSpice,9 pound, 42cents.
oingers pounaascents.
Oystersintwo poundcansg dozen$5 50@6 00.
Gystersinone poundcansgdozen, 63.50.
Ecuis ounas.oo.eson.

Pekles, quartsgdozen, 86 50@7 57.
Pickles, halfgallons;pdozen,89 00.
lieties, ganous,'pdozen,$13 00.
s unaususcents.

Lobsters, incansydoz nta 50.
candy,(atick)Northem9 poundaS@itcants,
candy, *- City made,9pound,40 cents.
candy, rancywpoundascents.
Fany wh a cGoug,65 utop ound,
Painted Buckets, Ps 50 9 dozen.
PaintedTubsSinNest, $8 50.
Well Buckets, 5118 00,
La Hands Simmis, H8k $18 00.

ShortHandleShovels, $17 00,
Shortiluidleapades $17 00.
Letter Paper, Kent Mills, p Ream, $;i lio.
'- owca use,9 neam, so so.
EnvelopesS M, 5 00@$7 00.

Spa ish Bro -- pound,1d...._a 00,as per size.
4 Financial.-There isa fair supply of Exchange
on the market, and Bankers are elucking x,( prem,
rate Specsq dull and declishg with httle demand,
on an a a . ... usanainto

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cay or moon........... ............was
Central Railroad......,..................90@Mand int,
sonaswomers annone........... .most
Georgia noticond ................ ..10@ a
uncons srunswick wilroad ..,... 8 me
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act upon the report, item by item, which that after a man passes the age of seventy
was agreed to. he .becomes hardly the master of himself.

Afedr some discussion the first item was There is a danger of his become ga little
a The second item was then taken up and xt daeodeb odm ,, caaption fre
road. old man, arid I think I had better get outof
Rev. Dr. D. S. Doggett, of the Virginia the way and let some younger man take my

conceded tact that they are politically free. I can only say that I love yoti and love the
This fact is not only a conceded fact, but it Church in whose services I hAve s entfifty-
is fully realized. It is a fact which the sol- four years. I have identified mys If, heart
cred people expect to be conceded; which and soul, and evetything Ihave had, to car-
they feel and upon which theyact. 17* ryoutthe great and glorious work ofthe
could not tell how the colored people may Church. I rejoice to-day to se after the

e v x rn e m or at ha e
Northern ecclesiastical bodies-how the falling awa If it please the General Con-
idea of their ecolesiastical liberty and status ference, let em give me such teld as they
is associAted with their political liberty and have Bishop Soule. I will work as much C
status; they are feeling they are equal in as I am able. I have nothing saved-no- jo
these respects to us, and they, evidently, thing, I suppose, on earth; but I suppose
mean to assert this speezes of liberty and in- the General Conference will continue me B
pepadence.ndl ap r eto11 hmd tEi h toow ekee ome a Ihave ne ed t
copal 07urch South to acknowledge this into any liasiness to make money; my whole re
fact soldttoloffer to thehcoleored peoplehhith inind has been to forward the work that is st

:t:P:I:Mi'"ht 3f6
ered bydaNxeceLosiasticabbody N tl turn my thanks to the Conference for the te
ason an me. e can kindness they have always shown me. Ihave n
ing byrestriotion. We must convince them no complaint to make-neither the General p
that we are as much interested in them and Conference,. the Annual Conferences, the C
in their work as their pretended friends are- Circuifs, of Stations. I feel thankful for r
It we do not acknowledge that, what will every manifestation of kindnessthatyouhave
be the result ? Let it go forth from this shown me. Be united, brethren. It may r
body that we do not appreciate their posi- be the last time I shall talk to you. Labor r
tron, it will react upon its and large num" for the great work that God has called you, t
rs of fl etollored eco8pl whu belo tm 6 to do and G will(cros8per you.its innflafe

eat thias testionl st there, and arranged far a ay te s indlleland, and if I do c

so, they must comehundeMhe re ula coa iof Conference to-day, be referred for consider- t
ourrov It w ole plan- f rto the Committee on Episcopacy. So t
n vote, the second item was adopted On motion, the Conference then resolved
On motion of Rev. J. G. Jones, the ses- itself into a Committee of the Whole for the f
sion was indefinite prolonged. further consideration of Report No. 1, of r
The remaining items were then taken up, the Committegoa Changes of Economy.
considered separately, and after considera- C
ble discussion adopted with the followmg
amendments.: Insert in answer sixth after sixteenth Day. u

wordesw is ps te SATURDAY, April 21, 1868. r
pedient; and strike out all after the word The Conference met pursuant to adjourn-
church" in the same answer, and add the 'ment, and was called to order by Bishop a
following: And having the same rela- Pierce. h
tion to this GeneralConference, as the an- The opening devotional exercises were i
zgual conferences have to each other." conducted by Rev. Dr. W. H. Ellison.
After some remarks by Rev. Dr. W. A. The minutes of the last session were read b
Smith, of the Virginia Conference, the and approved. T
report, as a whole, was unanimously adopted. Bishop Early took the chair. a
On motion, the hour of adjournment Rev. Dr. T. O. Summers, Chairman of i
hereafter was fixed at half-past two o'clock the Committee on Revisals, presented Re- t
v. x., instead of twelve o clock x as here- port No. 6, which lieson the table under the

ton Rougeto morrow and I will nothe here presented a report which lies on the table a

h r seete rit

"i h h
deal more. He is sick-au old, faithful the following report, which was unanimous-
servant of God. His wife is sick, and he ly adopted by a rising vote:
sends me word that hq wishes very much COMMITTER ON EriscorAcY-REPORT NO 3.
to see me, and would come down here but The Committee on Episcopacy beg weepectful-
he is on his bed and cannot do so. It is ve- ly to report the following resolutions, as in their
ry likely that when I get to Baton Rouge I judgment suitable to be adopted in reference to
"ohe e a s a 1 nt indCm r o j8. ed e
I shall feel bound to do so. My health is copResolved/ That the General Conference has
very precarious at present, and I desire to heard whis profound emotion, the request made .
say a few thfugs before leaving you. For by our honored and beloved friend, Bishop An.
thirty-four years I have been, as far as I drew, that he be allowed. on account of advan-
.was able, acting in the capacity of a super- cod years and growinginfirmities, toretirefrom
intendent of, Looking back on tpheti ponsibiititiesecoe sej 1 av hi to "
that long lapse of years, I see very much to While theGeneralConferencecannotheindiffer
regret in my life and in my official duties; eat to the important considerations, aud.cannot
yet I feel, upontelose, and I think impartial but approve of the high and delicate moves
cratuination before God, that I have tried which prompt this course, at the ame time the
to do the best I could. My ability was un- qmen ru ,son 0 010 IToccasi o s
equal to the task, but I did not put myself without expressing, as they now take pleasure
there. The Conference told me to take in doing, the respee and affection universally
that work and do it, and I have been trying felt for tue venerable Bishop; the honoria which
to do it as best I could. I do not know his past services are held, and the last which
that I have been the instrument of a great slp e so ero y t t the even
deal of good, but I think I have in some ing of his life may be aerene, fnit or theoonsola.
instances, and for what I have done I give lions of that Gospel he has preached for more
God the praise. During those thirty four than a half a century : bright with the nu-
years my great objecthusbeentodo my work, eakablehope of eternal life through Christ
and I have not had not had an easy time of e8solved, furthermore, that Bishop Andrew
it. All men have not spoken well of me: be, and heis hereby released, according to his
so I have not that curse to come upon me, request, from nerive participation in the respond.
at least. I have endeavored to so act, that sibilities of the episcopal oilice. At the same
everything I should do should tend to the time the General Conference beg that helwille
glory of God, and the advancement of the a fusat istill alth a care dances a oxy,
Redeemer's cause among men. I standhe- he benefit of his experience and counsels, and
fore you, to-day, feeling that I have, per- highly appreciated visitato the Annual Con-
haps, well nigh finished my work, although ferences.
I never expect to cease my work so long as Respectfully submitted. -
I am able to work at all. But I feel that W. 11. wrouTMAN, Ohairnean,
the time has come, when, according to my Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, chairman af the
conviction of duty and propriety, I am call. Committee on Sunday Schools, presented a
ed upon to leave this active field of itiner. report.
ant labor. I am not able to perfonu its 4)n motion, the foregoing report was made
duties, and it has been a long settled opin- thespecialorder for Friday next at100'clock
ion with me, that after a man has passed -A. m.
the age of seventy years, he is no longer lit hav. Dr. L. Rosser, chairman of the00m-
to act as a Bishop. I have acted under attee on Missions, presented the following
that conviction fpr years, and should have, report, which, on rate, was adopted:
perhaps, left before, but for the storary state COMMITTER ON MISSIONS-REPORT NO. 4
of the church. I have never been any Your Committee have examined the state-
thing but a travehog preacher for lifty-four ments of the Beeretary and Treasurer of the
ears, During all of that time I have near- Missionary See1ety of the Methodest Episcopal
r been one day- anything but a travelling Church South, taken from the Journal of the
reacher. Whether I have always been ef- ex ty.dje et 21. t at 1"
cleut or not, T have always been readyto thousand dothwes, and.recommeud thu is bodis,
answer the rallying call to the field of con- tribute araoug the several Annual Conferences
dict and duty. I conscientiously believe as follows: To the

Kentucky conference $3,000 00
Tennessee 2,300 oo
oo acarolina
ran Virginia 1,
Louisville 3,000 00
Virginia 3,000 oo

Louisa 3,000 00
Missouri 1,000 to
Indians Alission 2
onubita 1,soo oo
St.Louis 2,500 00
Texue 4,000 co

eectfau911y submitted
LED ROSSEB, Chainnath.
Rev. Dr. J. Hamilton, Chairman of the
committee on Boundaries, presented a ma-
rity report from that Committee
Rev. W. Kennedy, of the Committee on
oundaries, presentedaminorityreport from

aOn mm e majority report was refer-
d back to the Committee with certain"in-
ructions. The minority report lies on the

o eC ul p sh
d report No. 5. recommending the indefi-
ite extens on of the pastoral term; and re-
ort No 6. recommending a division of the
conference into Episcopal Distriots. The
eport lies on the table under the rule*
The $estion being on the adoption of the
esolution recommended by the Comolittee,
equesting the College of Bishops to report
o the Conference a plan of Episcopal Dis-

a nDe ccebs, q tr in dmdoirs

sr ensued, when on vote the resolution

em of District Conferences, and the dissen-
ing minorikty r port from the same commit~
Rev. W. M. Rush, of the Missouri Con-
erence, moved the adoption of the minority
eport as a substitute for the majority one.
Rev* Dr. W. A. Smith, of the Virginia
conference, said that he read that Mmority
Report as a kind of argument in its effect
pon the minds of this body. That effect
e to rom df t lus r ula we

moral questions always have two sides. They
re only questions absolutely certain that
ave but one szdeupon which anything that
s true or plausible can be said. A moral
question has two sidesand is one that plausi-
le arguments may be urged on both sides.
he plan of bringingin that sainority report,
fter a well drawn report hasbeen brought
n as an argument growing out the fact that
his being a moral question, plausible things
may be said against the report first submic-

n advantage a tbts way, although such s,

br e 01 st o

3ne n
he saw great haste on the part of the Coa
ference to come to such a conolusionsimply
beGARSOthe RTgumeBtS60mS plausible. Se>
uble men will read and lane nargumented
The question is not w er t is a goo
argumentaltogether,1mt whether thatargn
e a t me bu
if not, the balance astruck against us- f
not, the balance lies the other way. Plaust-
ble as these arguments seems to be, he pro-
posed to show that they are of no value when
weighed against antagonists considerations
The report argues "that the annual visit of
a Bishop to some one point of each district>
to remain there a few days, preach toa com-
paratively small portion of the people, i
not an appropriate remedy for the existing
evils that are admitted, and, therefore, ought
E "' i.i. 1 .. a ..];for those evils.
'10.. >.... n.... Iall, 7.12.. s: 13 upon the mind
of every brother, and carries a sweepin3
conviction to the minds of some. But let
us look at it for a moment. Then we have
the premise with its conclusion, and tha
premise, to justify the conclusion at all, mus
rest upon some fundamental principle or law
that embraces that particular argument, and
every man familiar wi es bject rea
sening at all, is competent to supply as a se
quence that general law which gives forc
and authority tothatconclusion. Thatgei2
eral conclusion, is that because the visitso
the Bishops cannot appropriate such a reme
dy as their system can, therefore it ough
not to be adopted. He thought that gen
eral law too wide. The visits of the Pre 1
ding Elders to these distriots four times in
a year, cannot accomplish afull and saMsfac
tory remedy for the stagnation in the churc
which is admitted, abd this stagnation i
growing more and more every year; there
fore your Presiding Elder's system is wrong
Are you prepared to admit tl at? If so, w
mighs as well say that the visits of the pa
tor among his congregation are not right be
cause there is stagnation growing up al
around. The argument is good for nothing
T 808 18 1100 & 811)g 6 Afgument ill the pape
from beginning to end, which wxil not b
found just as muel wanting. Again, th
report says "if the preachers will keep the
ordination vows, doing their duty to God an
man, there is no need of two overseers t
watch them. Who are the two overseer
to watch the people ? The Presiding Elde
is one, and we propose to send another, an

that is a Bishop. This is the first time in
his life that he ever knew that a Presiding
Elder is set upon his distrietas a watch over

hedl Deacons d preaches tha M
life that he had learned bat when on send
our Bish a all over this land to oversee

that a though that argument may are fall-
en uponhyour ears with a most impreserve
eHeo e is actou sq nodora in wMe

our Bishops or Presidio Elders, or any of
theofficersof the chur b as watchmenof

Dg gRID, 1188
on bt eare mpmy nts tt a can
be effected in a better way than by district
fe What wa is that ? The
por eno t nues, "if mor care and a high-
er standard should be had in licensing and

et la e81tiaj kmal eneedhemtl
G al Confe d the residi eld
er 11 be abu cl compe at to enfecute

a he 0

Discipline say ? How shall we treat those
who think they are moved by the Holy
Ghost to reach Take the book of Dis-
cipline apd read, and you will find that
standard established. That has stood all
through the history of Methodism, is em-
bl d tch d
uoat keTonhour on con, an you can-
Rev. E. H. Myers, thought the minority
a w an io an ot gu-

consider annual conferences as not necessary

every Preos ing Elder sTieo8t. Itois said
here that the visits of the Bishops, will be
of little orEno consequence at thThe pin
mattee on pacopacy say eyh 1h
of onsiT b ene7a he allirmati

ar ument is, that if there are evilslet them
be corrected. But they do not provide any
1 A th that th y
ei i, but t doTo b leve in to ma
of ae remedy. at is theeide 1 oe w
trict conference ex edient. The necessa-
rily increase the m winery of th church
but if we find that the old machinery wil
d b th B l
its ptn7hwant toth rne 11 be me bish
a and mo ch officers. What do we
oinpake bisho for? Our at work is to
reach the ospel, and w emake ibe.v f..
phat ose. Now they preach only alon E
the paTrpoads, as a general thing, but w
want them to preach to the people through

going to cost you any more to supportaman
eca e he is pt

no a w

that the holding of these district conteren
cesisimpracticable, except in certain cases
He thought it not tenable, and that the con
trary was the fact. The speaker then con
sidered the objections urged in regard to th
administration of discipline by the district

e no e ,es in b et r at scion
ing of the plan*
Rev. P. A. Peterson, of the Virgini
Conference, said he was opposed to the pla
as he thought it would bring ip its train man
evils. As he understood .the minority re
port, they do not assume that district con
ferences ought not to be inaugurated, be
cause they do not provide a perfect remed
for admitted evils, but in their judgment
district conferences would increase thos
evils. This seems to be a plan that is ca
culated to complicate our machinery without
any sh act4 1..:1raq ; 1.....1 thereby, and h
is e.g.g......1 .... all plus .:.1 this class. H
was opposed to the district conferences be
cause he rb....i.YLE 11.- y would practicall
t prove a :mi.e. [.:. pl.. will not come .t
t them, ud y.u call is,<. but a partial repr
sensation of the church, and the eifeet wi
be worse than if we had no such conference
- at all.
- Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green said he had no
e committed himself to the districteenferenc
- scheme, and did not yet know whether h
f would vote forit or not. He regretted th
- manner in which the question is now befor
t the Co.ukr.-c..-.. He would much prefer t
-. have the m y r.-p..rt 1.r...a ht directly
- before us :..r our na.u..o He had studio
Methodism fr...m a (6.1.1. He joined th
- church when he was nine years of age, an
h he had done very little else since but atten
s to t. He had been a presiding elder abou
" thirty-five years. He never had any kin
. of appointment in the oburch but a fieldap
e pointment. He never was a pork-statione
- man. He was never in a school, nor in a
~ editorial chair, nor an agency, nor a super
l numerary, but he had been regularly a
. work. He had no doubt there was a defec
r in the organization of our courts He ha
e limg seen and understoodit. Wehaveeaurt
e for the GeneralOonference, Annual Confer
r ence, and Quarterly Conferences, but w
d have no County Court. We go from th
o common justice's court to the supreme cour
s The master broughthefoi*e the annual con
r ferencescomes up through a great variety
d little courts which enacot be ranked abov

justice's courts, which consists almost exchr

Tholot te eks a db en tH
two, ash he did not know us this proposition ,
ea p ion a conferences
would accomplish this thing. We have a

failed to doit. The localpreacher is ane -
lected class. There is no place where he can
greet his peers. In many instances thdre
is but one in a quarterly conference that is
Ilispeer. A manthat comesupto preach
la recommended by his uncle, a cousin, and

a rhood 1

gSIV8DIZ8 thiS th1ng, it would run complete-
I out. the thought that ifhby district ec
herencee84 ep ac %si ultat con
ge r cons ion, an ex-
change of ideas, and peshps, to receive
/1 hviced ma op, 1 migh
Re nDm oMeFearrin, of thedTennes-
see erence, sai e wante to cor-

et mpr i9nathat has epderhaps obbeen
h h a

ruennees, whiemTa p da failure. con-
d to district f Th
was oppose con erences. ey
walidoh ogood, wilbe an incumtanceupon

e ed ule the es17 Eld 2ts
arorm you r th th "go do ust
an enve em wi no ing j
t and with hat in hand to wait upon the

R3. S. P. Richardson of the Florida
Go ference, said he was oppo d to the mil

do preoe sse a Ced r saneyb

nt tt t th reldHrship some
to three pastors to one church. It is pro-
posed by these district conferences to give a
Bishop three conferences. There are two
ways to out off arman from work o%2s to
als f 1 ytienoughdtoheootTer in-
gly him o much work that he cannot do
anythhsg. Tnhe of k^e will do
arna{te 1 overGeorgia, Flo oned Son
Carohna, espsetally in the summer time, a

, no .>ridTake 8 uth tCarolina Geo
that is th k the
icts, an e war op as
, to attend to. There are twenty-one presiding
elders and one bishop. If you continue
those presiding elders and the eptseopacy,
r you put upon one charge three pastorad.f
-on have to support the presidulg ers
with their bishop. Now take out your pre-
- sidin elderspan appourt th m in yonor reon

of the country. They build a ch ch and

n I o co a

lb kd wn on

- for ever Am sal Co3reorce.seOur EpT
. copacy d es not carry out the fact that we
- have a head in the bishops. He proposed to
- put the Bishops where they ought to be-
e where they may be seen, and give dignity
t to the church

s jeoHM st di iot an oh a 0 so
a '
n .
y Seventeenth Day.
- MONDAY, April 23, 1866.
- The Conference met pursuant to adjouro-
- ment, and was called to order by Bishop
y Early.
t The opening devotipnal exercises were
e I condtieted by the Rev. Dr. J. H., Linn, of
l- Che Louisville Conference.
t The minutes of last session were read
e and apprilved.
e Rev. W. H. Anderson and Rev. N. H.
- Lee, of the Louieville Conference, offered
y the following resolution, which was unani-
o mously adopted:
e. Resolved, Tnat the venerable and honored
ll Dr. L>vick fierce is hereby respectful y re-
e se do : 8 is body, odn a abject
beloved Methodism, at unch time as may be
t most agreeabletohim.
e The business b-fore the Conference when
e it adjourned on Saturday-the considera-
e tion of the minority report, from the Com-
e mittee on Changes of Economy, in refer-
o epoetoDistrict Conferences-was taken up,
y Rev, B. Craven, of the North Carolina Con-
d ference, having the floor.
e ,Rev. Dr. Smith, of the Virginia Confer-
d ence, moved that Mr. Craven be allowed
d to speak without regard to the fifteen min-
t utes rule. After some discussion, on vote,
d the motion was lost.
- Rev. B, Craven thenspokein favorof the
d minority report,
n Rev. Dr. Hamilton, of the Mobile 0011-
- ference, said that the Conference had now
t reached that point in their deliberations
t when they could hardly expect to change
d men's opinion upon any question we may
s introduce here fai our action. He had the
- misfortune to have the opinion for twenty
e years that there is little or no deliberations
e in deliberative assemblies in America. It
t. is contest from beginning to end-a series
- ofspeeehmaking, men pitthemselvesagainst
f one another, nad employ their energies and
e skill to defeat one another's views. Of


all the deliberative bodies thathe had been in opposition to the majority report, For attend to the duties of the Church; and he
thrown in contact with, it was his conviction thirty-twoyears he had been in the regular was unwilling to say that the brethren of
that the Methodist General Conferences do itinerant pastoral work, and nothing else the Church with which he was connected
less calm and sober deliberation than any during the whole of that time; he had not have not the seal of our sister Churches.
other assembly in the United States. We been laid aside for a single month, by dia. Again, it has been objected to because it
get up and pitch opinions at each other, but ease or any other cause. It is true he brings the Bishops to attend these meetings.
there is no deliberation. It is in come- had had not much)zperiencess a presiding The episcopal Bench, as it is now organized,
enoe of this state of things that the stated elder, being now only four years in that he believed to be inellicientnot from any
ets exist as they do. There are many work. But in his judgment, thepresiding inefficiency of those who hold the oilice, but
brethren who think certain changes are ve- elder and the quarterly conference can best from the plan that the church has given
ry desirable, but.Ihave heardbutone broth- attend to all the interests of the Church in them to operate upon. It has destroyed the
\er ask, awhat have you discovered in the the district. When he called itport the individual power of the Bishops;. it has
Working of the economy of the church, that districts he found that Quarterly Confer- evaporated it until we do not feel their in-
has led you to the conclusion that such a etices, -as carried on, were almost nominal fluence as we ought; and this plan proposes
change is desirable?" We do not deliber- things. There are but thies questions to that we shall give the Bishops a plan to op-
see and analyse, and seek for reasons for ask, and when those questions are through, .erate upon, by which they shall be brought
these changes as we ought. His.idea also be would set himself, heart and head, to in contact with the people. This plan is
was, that when a brother gets up and says work to try to infuse some new interest into objected to because years sigo we had a dis-
that we do not need changes, we are simply the quarterly meetings, and thought in some trict conference of local preachers. There
to understand him that, in the fteld under measure he would have been successful.- is no similarity between the two plans.
his supervision where he has been laboring, He had infused new life into the proceed- They do in some features bear a similarity,
no such changes are necessary; but for him ings, excited a new interest in the minds and in the working of the two plans. He
to say that no changes are desirable in the and hearts of the brothers, and had secured had had a little experience himself in dis-
field where another brother is laboring, is in almost all instances, an attendance of a triM conferences; oneof their presiding el-
an amount of assumption that no man should majority, and not in a few, the entire mem- ders originated, as an experiment, a district
venture to express. Would it not be pru- bership of the conference. If you adopt conference, and brought the preachers to-
dent, to philosophically and deliberately set the majority report from that committee, gather. They came together once a month,
down and compare notes with each other; the effect will be that you will destroy the and the district that that presiding elder
then those who desire changes give their presiding eldership. What business can presided over had more life, zeal, and power,
reasons candidly; those who think other- be introduced into tire District conferences than any district he had yet had the privi-
wise, give their reasons; and strike a bal. that cannot be done more legitimately in lege to live in. He believed that that effect
ance, and see which side the balance of the Quarterly or Annual Conferences ? But had its origin in the fact of the preachers
reasons lie ? Some of us have occupied dif. if the new chapter which has been proposed being brought together. He believed, not
ferent positions, very widely apart, moved and referred to the Committee on Revisals in legislating for ourselves as ministers, but
in different spheres, and thus, there may be shall be passed by this General Conference, for the people. The people, he believed,
decided advantages on the side of our not then he thought the whole department of demand of us same modification of our sys.
being opposed by another. Let us sit down our work would be revivified, animated, and tem, that will start into operation and give
then, and reason together on the subject.-- made a more eiBeient agency in promo efficiency to the great doctrine of Metho-
It is not his intention or desire, if he could ting the great objects for which we, as a dism. It is said to us, because the locomo-
do itto hold anyup to contempt, orridicule, church, are laboring. He thought the de- tive cannot move the burdened train, we
or set at naught their opinion. He tried sign of the brothers who presented this par- should apply another engine to it.4 But we
to form a candid estimate of what he heard. ticular scheme, is that it might have a bour. say, if one will not move it, hitch on two or
Some suited him and others did not. Some ing upon other particular schemes yet in threeuntil the train shall move, and then we
seem to go to the point and some do not.- reserve. It is a part and parcel of a great shall make progress in the great work we
He was very desirous, for one, to see these fundamental, if not an organic, change, and are endeavoring to accomplish.
District Conferences put into operation.- hence their persistency in urging this in or- Rev. Dr. A. H. Mitchell, of the Mobile
The reason why be so desired it was, that der that it may be an opening wedge to the Conference, said.he wished tbo brethren to
the condition of the Church where he had accomplishment of other and remoter meas. bear in mind that when they come to vote
been working, and the sphere where he had sures. He had long desired to see the Bish- on this matter, they have their district sub-
been permitted to observe, require this and ops circulating through our districts, but jects before them. We h we the district
some others in order to its greater eflicien- there is no necessity of passing this scheme conferences, the increase of the number of
cy and more successful action. That was to secure that object. librease their num Bishops, and the lay element. Hg wished
his conviction. He did not hesitate to say ber so far as there may be a necessity, in they could be so separated, that each one
that the Church in his own Conference is order that they may travel over the whole could be acted upon alone. We have tried
not doing what she ought to do. She is not work and oversee the temporal and spirit- some features of the quarterly conferences
doing now what she has formerly done.- nal interests of the church. Continue the some thirty or forty years, and in the judg-
Ber life and power and efficiency have been Quarterly Conferences, and infuse new life ment of many they have proved total fail_
impaired. As the brother across the river igto them, and increase the number of our ures. In the first place they have proved
says, they need iso change over there, that Bishops, and, in his opinion, we will have so in many places, because they have been
all is going on well. Turn your eye to the all the changes wk want in this direction, held at commercial points. Most of the
apportionment of the debt among the Con- Rev. Dr. A Means, of the Georgia Com brethren are engaged in commercial enter_
ferences the other day, and consider that. ference, said he had been folded to the prices, which they cannot leave to attend
Arkansas Conference has one thousand dol- bosom of the church forty years ago, and the quarterly conference. There is no in.
lara, Ouachita Conference, 81,500; now a derived nourishment from her during the terest in them, and, in many cases, they are
member sitting by his side says Arkansas remainder of his life to the present time.- considered positively an affliction. In the
is the Church State. Everything is sound When he slept with his fathers he trusted second place, the Quarterly conferences are
and healthyandgoingon successfully there, he should sleep with the great tower of a failure from the character of the men you
when you call upon Arkansas. To show Methodism still standing, her columns still have on the District. They are second and
her strength and efficiency, one thousand upright and undisturbed by the storms third class men generally, and the people
dollars is as much as her representatives are that have swept around her. Thirty-five usually prefer having their own pastor to
willing that church should assume. You years ago he found her tempest-tossed.- attending upon the preaching of the press
come to Alabamanud nine thousand dollars There was mutiny on board. She rocked ding elder. .Now and then, lie acknowl_
is quietly set down to her. She complains to the storms, but she still kept her prow to edged, we have a first class man upon the
that she hassufferedsomuch from the long, the polar star. Some took life-boats and District, but they should all be such. He
lingering war. Yet where all is healthy left her, but she still continued on with the had now been in the regular work of the It
and sound in that glorious State of Arkan- same holy vigor with her crew coming out intrancy for about thirty-five years, and had
sas, they can justatand up under one thous- enlarged and beautified from the smoke of never failed to get every dollar of his quar-
and dollars. What do youinfer from this ? war with the same old ground economy.- age until it was his misfortune to be a presi-
We are informed there that the strength He would to heaven that he could see new ding elder, and then the first year he got
and power of the church are very divided, life infused into our church, but he found about half the amount. He believed any
and at a stand point. You take into ne- too much change is wanted. He thought change would be for the better. We are
count their different conditions. If you we attributed too much of this so-called now going on from worse to worse. Thirty
are what you claim to be in Arkansas, you stagnation to defects in our system of econo. or forty years ago the Quarterly Conferences
can do a great deal more than you have my. After four long years of war has ray- were of interest; but now they are a failure
consented to do. So itisthroughout all of ished our land, desolated our homes; and on our hands, and letus try someotherplan-
the conferences. You complain in Geor- consumed our buildings, and unsettled ev- Rev. John F. Hughes, of the Tennessee
gia that the church is not what it ought to erything, we would now take upon ourselves Conference, said that district conferences
be. It oughtto be more active, energetic, the great task of laying a new foundation were tried for twenty years, and during that
and yet it takes four thousand five hundred of Methodism. Suppose there is some stag- time the wisdom and experience of the Gen-
dollars. A man once said that a saint in nation in our church? Why staenittion ? eral Conference attempted to improve them,
orape was twice a saint in lawn. There is Is thattheproper term for it? o z...r...,, and so obange them as to make thern an
an opinion that there is a power and eflicien- generally implies those places where the in. ellicient power of the church It was a
cy about the chief shepherds and pastors of active stateof the water in connection with failure. They admitted a failure and ac-
the church that belong to no other men -- vegetable and animal matter, is sending knowledged the fact by giving up the right,
They belong to that office, and what ten forth a malarious influence. With our and asking the General Conference to change
presiding elders could not accomplish one church it is not so. It is true that the heat the role, and it was banged. That was
singleBishop can, by an ellicient system,1f of war may have evaporated some of the precisely thirty years ago, and under the
he is the right kind of a man. There was crystal current, but it still comes from the present system we have operated until the
no doubt in his mind on that subject. We same fountain. Brethren, wait a little 100- present tune, and up to four years ago we
complainthatthereia aninefficiencyand an ger, and the overflow of the rill with its have heard nocry particularagainstthequar-
improper state of things in the church un- nourishing waters will make glad the sur. terly conference apd the carrying out of all
der the rules and regulations of the present rounding plains. Take the old machinery the plans competed with our beloved Metho-
economy. Is there no way to resuscitate and try and seeif it cannot be put in repair dism. He had been a presiding elder for a
that economy and give it the strength and without much fundamental change, and go good many years, and the quarterly confer-
power it oughtto possess ? On we not cle- to work to makeit more efficient, and God ences had never proved a failure with him.
vise means that will revivxfy our machinery Almighty will bring us safely through. If we carry out efficiently the principut
and infuse new life and vigor and greater Rev. W. Harrington, of the Mississippi workings of our system, he thought it would
eiliciency into the church? We think so. Conference, said he thought speeches as prove in the f uture, as it has in the past, a
Brethren, let us try and see. He would speeches out of place in deliberative assem. success.-Rev. P.11. Pinckard said: There
like to know if any of the brethren were blies. He conceived that orie difficulty that is a great evil acknowledged to exist in the
satisfied with the manner in which local lies in the mind of most men in regard to church; apd that evil is located, by common
preachers are now received in our quarter logislation is this: They do not regard the consent, m our quarterly conferences. Only.
ly conferences. The speaker then proceed- legislation of the church in reference to pro. within about ten years have we found these
edto give an illustration of the manner in posed changes as only before us as experi evilsin the quarterly conferences. His con-
which thisis usually accomplished. We have ments. There have been very palpable rea- eviction, after cahn deliberation, was that the
tried the present machinery for a hundred sons in favor of change. There are given, quarterly conferences have gradually fallen
years, and we are loaded and overborne with on the other hand, mere negatives, a mere into a different policy, and as our work
Inefficient men licensed as preachers. How dissent, a mere expression of opinion, as changed our course of action changed and
as this to be remedied? There is a great has been shown by those who have occupied produced these evils. He attributed the
fear expressed that all our machinery wall the floor, in criticising the majority report. change mostly to the fact that the wealthy
be greatly complicated. In his opinion the It is said by one that the system is impracti- congregations have been increasing, and th4
plan of District Conferences would not ma- cable. But how do we know thatit is so, un- more talented preachers lhave been taken
terially increase the machinery. If the til experience has proved it ? Is it because from the districts to supp, y tbose congrega-
work of District Conferences is an increase they beheve it to be so? But, sir, it is not tions, and second and third class preachers
of machinery, he hoped they would impracticable. The system proposed has a had to take their places as presiding elders.
have a good deal more of it. We parallel in sister churches. It has been Rev. W. E. M. Lidield, of the Louislana
want to know how the church is moving; tried, and so faras the working of the ecole. Conference, said he thought the argument
we want to know what the local preachers, siastical machinery is concerned, proved a about ezbausted, and that the mind of every
the Sabbath school teachers, and others are power to these sister churches.-You take member was fully made up on this subjects
doing throughout the district. If the giv- the Presbyterian Church, and what is the be, therefore, moved the previous question.
Ing of that information is machinery, it is Presbytery, but a district conference by On tote the motion was lost.
such has we ought to have more of. another name. And it is said here that Rev. Dr. L. Rosser, of the Virginia Con-
Rev. Nelson Kead of the Virginia Con- there is not enough seal within the Church ference, proceeded to show that there would
ference, said he came to the General Con- of God, in the hearts of the Methodist lay- be a manifest absurdity in the whole plan.
ference to deliberate, and after mature de- men, to induce them to visit these District Rev. J. B. Cottreh, of the Montgomery
liberation to act according to the best of his Conferences. Hence, they say, they are Conference, said, it is a very evident fact
abilityand in that way he had been here impracticable because the membership of to those who have attempted to work the
calmly, prayerfully, and hopefully. The our Church will not attend them, and yet Methodist machinery, that it does not ne-
result of his deliberations on the question the membership of the Presbyterian Church complish all for which it is designed. He
now before the Conference was simply that and the Episcopal Church, goto their synods, was in favor of having the .bishops go into
110 was in favor of the minority report, and and presbyteries once or twice a year, and the district work. He wished the Bishops

to come into his District and know what is
going on there. He was a presiding elder,
and he thought the present system had not
, worked well; that it. is doing a grert deal
to accoinplish avery little. We need some
new plan, and he had hopes that the pres-
ent one would accomplish much greater re-
sults than are now effected, and he was there-
fore in favor of District Conferences.
Rev. J. E. Evans, of the Georgia Con-
ference, thought we ought to agree upon a
common platform. We-all agree that we
must cling to Methodism and that we need
the fire and zeal of other days. It is con-
cluded that there are defects in this regard
in various places, and perhaps gen rally to
quite an extent The great question is to
go to work that we can inspire the church
with the zeal of vital religion. He was in
favor of District Conferences because he
hoped it would help to vitalize the Church
into the spirit of a living power. He had
labored during his ministerial career zeal-
ously for the accomplishmentPof this work,
and he had come to the conclusion we must
do something more to vitalize the Church.
fle asked the Bishops to coine into our
Conferencesand infuse new life throughout
the whole body of the Church.
After some further discussion by Rev.
Dr 8: Watson, of the Memphis Conference,
and Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards of the Virgin-
in Conference, on motion the wbole subject
was laid upon the table for the present,
Rev. Dr. H. N. McTyeire, of the Mont-
gomery Conference, introduced the follow-
ing resolution:
Resolved, That t is the sense of his Gener.
eral Conference that lay representation' be
introduced into the Annual and General Con-
A motion was made by Rev. E. E. Wiley
that the question be now taken, which pre-
On vote the resolution was adopted by
89 yes to 48 noes.
On motion, a special coministee was or
dered, composed of one delegate from each
annual conference, to be selected by the
delegates from each annual conference re-
spectively, to bring in a plan for lay repre-
pentation, in accordance with the resolution
Just adopted.
On motion, the Conference took a recess
of fifteen minutes in order to permit dele-
gates to make nominations for the commit-
tee above mentioned.
After the expiration of th time, the Cen-
ference was again called to order and the
committee announced, as follows:
Baltimore, N Wilson; Virginia, WA
Smith; Western Virgmsa, S Hargiss; North
Caroba, B Craven; South Carolina, AM
Shipp; Florida, SP Richardson; Mont-
gomery, H N McTyeire; Mobile, J Hamil-
ton; Loutstana, L Parker; Mississippi, W
II Watkins; Memphis, TD Boswell; Ten-
nessee, J B McPerria; Holston, EE Wi-
ley; Louisysile, RH Linn; Ouachita, W
P Radeliff; Indian Mission, J Harroll; East
Texas, J W Tullis; Texas, R Alexander I
Rio Grande, J Boring; Pacific, WR Gober3
Georgia, J W Glenn; Arkansas Conference,
J M Steel.
The Conference then adjourned-
Eighteenth day.
TUESDAY, April, 24, 1866.
The Conference met pursuant to adjourn_
unent, and was called to order by Bishop
The opening devotional exercises were
conducted by Rev. Nelson Head, ofthe Vir-
inia Conference.
The minutes of the last session were read
and approved.
Bishop Paine took the chair
Rev. \Y. W. Bennett, of the Y.e....I.I'..r..
forence, asked leave of absence f .. 15 F
Whitehead for the remainder ofthesession
which was granted. *
Rev. L. M. Lee, Ohairman of the Com-
mittee on Itinerancy, presented three reports
Reports Nos 1 and 2 lie over under the rule
but after some discussion the report No. 4,
was adopted.
Rev. Dr. D. R. McAnally, Chairman of
the Committee on Books and Periodicals,
presented a report, which lies on the table,
under the rule.
Rev. J. E. Evans, Chairman of the Com-
mittee on the Religious Interests of the Coll
ored People, presented a report.
On notion the report wab taken up.
Rev. T. W. Dorman, of the Mobile Con-
ference, said that the resolution seemed bas-
ed upon the consideration that there is but
one denomination among our colored people.
Th t is not so. There are tivo-the African
M. E. Zion Church. Ifwe recognized the
African M. E. Church alone, we do it to the
disparagement of the African M. E. Zion
Church. The latter have two large congre-
gations in Mobile. It is not for us to ques-
tion their right to Episcopacy, but it is for
us to settle the question, they being of the
Methodist family, whether they have not
the same claims u on us as the African M.
E. Church. Thep have not resented these
claims. They have bad representative
here but they have congregations in Mobile,
and there bus beeti some effort on the art
of others to disturb themin the possession
of their property. If we ass that resol
tion; recognising only OPe o nizatio
among the colored people, we arer in that
to the. di ment of oth who h
equal clais rage He hoped teh resol
would be amentledhy inserting after African
M. E. Church, and other o nations of
the M. E. family rga
Rev. J. E. Evans, of the Georgia Confer-
ence, thought such action would be incon-
sistent while acting upon another question
referred to us by another.body. It seemed
to him that it not er to b
action on the M. E.p spn Chur h I
ing on this matter.
Rev. W. H. Pottei, of the Georgia Cori-

ference, thought a large number of the col-
ored people belonged to our church, and why
should we turn them away 7 The reason
given is that we desire to discourage achisms
and factions minorities. He could not con-
ceive of any more certain methodofencours
aging schisms and factious minorities than
by the adoption of that report If you assure
them that if they obtain a majority in the
congregation, that they can then carry with
them the property of the church, you give
them at once a property reason to exert all
their energy to insure a majority that way.
Why should we deed away this property?
He saw no reason for any such action,
Rev. J. E. Evans moved that the resold.
tions be taken upain their order, which was
agreed to. The first resolution was then
taken up and adopted.
The second resolution was then taken up
and read.
Rev. T. W. Dorman moved to amend by
insershig after the words African Metho-
dist Episcopal Church," the words "other
Methodist Colored organizations. "
Rev. Dr. A. L. P. Green said he was op-
posed to the whole article. We have adop-
ted a plan already for connecting the colors
ed people to our Church. We had better
say nothing about the transfer of church
property, but let them understand that they
shall be as free to act so far as the manage-
ment of the internal affairs of their church
is concerned as they can in any other church
and invite them neither directly nor indi.
reetly to pursue any other course.
Bishop Paine said he would like to know
ifwe have a right to give away property.
Can we give the Quarterly Conferences the
right to deed away property? He was not
a lawyer, but he thoughtsuch a thingeould
not be done.
Dr. Samuel Watson said he hoped the
whole matter of transferring church proper.
ty would be deferred for the present al least.
Rev. W. W. Bennett, of the Virginia
Conference, said, we have established a plan
of relationship with these churches, and he
thought that was all the action necessary to
take at the present time. He belie\redthat
the colored people would come around tous
ad find that we are their truest friends.
Bishop Early referred to an interview he
had had with President Johnson in regard
to a restoration of church property, and gave
an county of his interview with the Presi-
dent on this subject. He thought the pro-
perty in the hands of the colored people be-
longed to us as much as any other property,
and no distinction was made in restoring it.
Rev. J. B. MoFerrinreferred to the Afri-
can Church in Nashville, stating that there
were several different denominations, and if
the amendment is adopted that is before us
the African Zion M. E. Church would claim
church property by possession that of right
belongs to us.
Rev. T. W.Dorman withdrewhisamend-
Rev. J. Rand, of the Kentucky Confer-
ence, moved to amend so as to give the col-
ored people undisputed possession of their
church property for the present, and the
title should remain with us.
Rev. J. Boring, of the Rio Grande Con-
: ference, thought both amendment and reso-
lution out of place. The property is ours
by law and there is no occasion, nor do we
Rev. J. Rand withdrew his amendment.
Rev. W. E. M. Linfield, of the Louisiana
Conference, offered thefollowingneasubsti-
tute for the resolution under consideration:
Resolved, That without
tionregardingthewishesof coe e rb
of the M. E. Clutch South, the General Confer-
ence is disinclined to accede to the memorial of
the Bishop of tee African M. E. Church concera-

ugpth rainsfero theC chprofoertytjim 4
,E. Church South.
Rev. W. E. M. Linfield said his motive
in offering this substitute was to return a
respectful answer to those who have me-
mortalized us on the subject. .Our colored
brethren are scattered, and no action has
been taken in regard to thenbsentmembers.
Many of them will probably turn up and
claun alfthe rights they had in the church
before the war.
Rev. J. Hamilton said no resolution of
this body can allify and set aside a law als
ready passed in due form. We have already
passed a hw in regard to colored member-
slup, and he thought there was no necessi-
ty for any other action in re:-vel to t's Inst-
ter. If they leave b.- >..2,. 1, .......a. they
leave the property in our holids.
Rev. TY. it ......:... .. of the Mississippi
Conference, thought it prudent for us to be
careful in our legislation in regard to this
matter, not to offer inducem.:01 F.. (1......].
ored people to disconnect to-,
us, but we should rather do the opposite,
Rev. Dr. J. O. Keenor, offered the follow-
ing amendment:
Resolved, Sd. That all applications for er-
ty, whichmay1..-...3 1. .:i..a ., a
are hereby refe.r.-.0 II., e.casu.1 -ran n,
withirt whose. a.3 it.- [.. pro. 1.--, r,.1 In.-
Annual Conferences are hereby empowered to
terr ne de 10 nipfon aU ss]eh apdlica o
Visible, to the parties applying,
Rev. S. PnRichardson, of the Florida
Conf erence, thought it very strange this
General Conference should hold out induce-
ments for our colored membership to leave
us. What right have the preachers of the
Zion Church, or any other church, to come
South here and go into our churches and
disorganize our congregations? If they go
among sinners and build up churches, he
had no objections; but he was opposed to
their coming among us as disorganizers to
get our metrbership away. He thought we
should offer no inducement for suqh action
by giving them our church property.
Rev. Dr. 0, K. Marshall th...i;bt rt pr...
vision on page 255 of the bt. Thu acli.
[aorcytran on six*ru PA as.]

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