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VOL. XV. NO. 133.
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JUNE G, 1871.
DOUBLE SHEET THREE CENTS.
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FIRST EDITION
the souin.
Horace Greeley and JerX. DtIi.
The Memphis Avalanche of the 4th Inst, says:
About 13 o'clock yesterday Hon. Jeff. Davit
called at the Overton Hofel, and was ushered
Into the pretence of Mr. Greeley.at whose hands
he met a very cordial reception. The philo
sopher and his visitor eat facing each, other in
the centre of the room, the broad, open, and
plain countenance of the one in strange con
trast with the wiry, nervous, and somewhat
de'lcate face of the other.
Mr. Davis was dignified and somewhat formal -
in manner, wnue Mr. ureeiey was jrana, easy,
and qnlte talkative. There was scarcely a re
ference to the political situation. Mr. Greeiey
Inquired concerning the health of Mrs. Davis
aiih much warmth and earnestness, and again
referred to the high regard he entertained for
that lady and the family of whlck she came.
Mr. Davis responded appropriately and
EXPRESSED TUB GRATITUDE OF HIM6ELP AND
II RS. DAVIS
to the philosopher for his kindly services soon
alter the war. This brought np Mrs. Davis'
Interview referred to above, on which Mr.
Gieeley seemed to dwell with muck pleasure.
In the course of conversation Mr. Greeley again
ppoke of the Blairs, and especially of the
teniors of that distinguished family, remarking
en passant that Frank P. Blair, Jr., and others
of the present generation did not do justice to
the old stock, to whom he referred with appa
rent deep leellng. Mr. Greeley then passed an
to subjects nearer home, and finally dwelt for
several mlnntes on the memory of General Quit
man, of whom he spoke as a
WARM PERSONAL AMD POLITICAL FRIEND
in times gone by. Not a word was said on either
side, that onr reporter conld overhear, concern
ing Mr. Davis' condition and prospects. All
through the interview, wbloh lasted ten mlnntes,
Mr. Davis maintained a very reserved demeanor,
while on the other hand the face of the phi
losopher was wreathed In kindness and smiles,
with occasionally a hearty laugh breaking the
stillness.
It was a scene worthy the pencil of an artist,
one that would make a picture valuable now
and in future generations. Rising at the con
clusion of the interview, Mr. Davis withdrew
with a stately bow, and In a few minutes after
Mr. Greeley was en route tor the rallrtad depot,
where he took the 1245 train for Louisville, ac
companied by General Merrltt, bis friend and
travelling companion.
A STKANttE STORY.
A Major-General Dies la a New York Jail.
A few weeks ago, Major-General Charles
Mundee left his home in Tallahassee, Florida, to
attend the rennlon of the Army of the Potomac,
at Boston. After the reunion he returned to
Mew York and called on Generals Wright, Mew
ton, and Hamilton, who had been his former
companions in arms: He was at that time very
finely dressed, but was unusually pale and ner
vous. Upon leaving his friends he went to the
low drinking den No. 119 West street, and
bought a partnership interest for $250.
He went there regularly each day, taking no
' part in the business cf the shop, but sitting
quietly behind the bar. The whole transaction
occurred without the knowledge of his friends,
who supposed he had returned home. On
Friday three men entered the saloon and were
waited pn by the partner of General Mundee.
After quitting, one of them declared he had
been robbed, went oat for an officer, and had
the barkeeper arrested. The following morn
ing MuBdee was also arrested on a charge of.
grand larceny, and conducted to the Tombs.
About 8 o'clock that night he was seized
with convulsions, and died within two hours.
The deceased was a man of great wealth, and
high standing, and bad been an officer in the
regular army of the United States for twenty
years. His friends can.account for his conduct
only on the ground that he was insane. General
Hamilton declares that while with him in the
army he was never an Intemperate man, and
was always highly esteemed by his fellow
officers. Be was forty-four years of age, and
leaves a wife and six children. When his friends
saw the body at the Tombs it was clothed in
very coarse garments, and a ring had been stolen
from the hand. The remains will be taken in
charge br Generals Newton, Wright, Shaler,
and Hamilton, and forwarded to Tallahassee.
JV. Y. Tribune, to-day.
STATISTICS OF SUICIDE.
Self-Murder In Mew York.
Some of the details In the cases of the 101
nlrlV for the vear 1871 (nearly two oer week)
recorded In the Buream of Vital Statistics, and
hitherto unpublished, are interesting. 79 of
these were males, and 23 females, and of that
number 27 chose deah by haaging, 21 by shoot
ing, and 11 by drowning, 0 cat or stabbed them
selves, 7 jumped from dizzy heights, 2S took
poison, and 1 placed hlmtelf before a locomo
tive. It appears that the Germans daring the
year have been the most prone to take their
w lives, having furnished forty-six, or
nearly one-half of the entire lumber.
Hanging seems to have been the favorite
form of suicide, there being seventeen, a plu
rality ever all other methods adopted by them
to "shuffle off this mortal coll." Of the forty
six Germans who chose other methods than
hanging, eleven put an end to existence by
shooting, seven used violent and active drugs
to poison themselves, three leaped -from win
dows, tLree cut their throats, one stabbed, and
another killed himself with a hatchet, and three
chose death by drowning. 'Native Americans
and the Irish are aext upon the roll of those
'rashlv importunate, wearv of breath.'' There
are sixteen cases of each nationality. Six of
the Americans slumbered into death by
swallowing narcotic poison, five shot
themselves. two tcok Paris green,
two cut their throats, and one hanged
himself. Of the Irish, six took poison, four
hanged and two shot themselves, two leaped
from windows, one drowned himself, and one
took poison, one hanged himself, one leaped
from a roof, and one drowned himself. There
were three French suicides, of 'which number
one hanged himself; one cut bis throat, aad one
leaped from a roof. The remaining thirteen of
the total number, and scattered through various
nationalities, ended their lives by all the diner-
ent plans above specified, except one, who
threw himself before a locomotive. It Is inte
resting to note that the Germans preferred the
most violent aeams, even in the choice ot
poisons, such as rarls green, strychnine, etc.,
tne most active auu uettuiy.
weeks ago, gave rise to many heart-rending
Russian trcops surrounded the houses of the
families whose eons were to be conscripted la
the dead of night, and took them out. When-
' ever resistance was offered, the troops fired.
In Lowlcz seven persons, among them two
.iM blllixl V, U th fni..U,l
enforced. Next day over twenty thousand
young Poles were went to the distant fortresses
of Russia, where they will be uniformed and
drilled, ana whence uey will not return for
The authorities of St. Louis are making war
tmnn .Via mtlbmfffi finder ii ArHlnanf.. whlph
UfrVU IUU . ... " - - -
r.r.nU.. ihot shfuitr shall anil mil lr iHn Unrated
with water or other subatanoe, or any milk pro
duced from diseased cows, shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of
one hundred dollars. A Urge number of offen
ders have been prosecuted.
SECOND EDITION
WHO SHALL GOVERN FRANCE?
Chances of the Bourbons.
Cufzot on the Situation,
Tho Cabinet Appointments.
All Tranquil at ltxris.
Cuba and the United States.
Prospects of tho Cotton Crop.
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
FROM EUROPE.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. J
Exclusively for The Evening Telegraph.
Gntzot on the Situation.
London, June 6. A letter from Guizot, pub
lished to-day, advocates the validation of the
elections to the Assembly of th Duke d'Aumale
and Prince de Joinvllle, and the settlement of a
form of government for France by a vote of the
National Assembly.
The Suppleaaentarjr Elections.
Versailles, June 6. The official journal
states that the time for holding the supplemen
tary elections Is not yet ixed. Tranquillity pre
vvils throughout France.
The Constitutionnel says "the
First Duty of the AaitmMr
Is to 111 the one hundred and twenty seats in
the next Assembly, define constituent powers,
and finally to order a plebitcite for the determi
nation of the question of the future form of
government."
London, June 8. Schunecker, the
Murderer of Generals Lecomtt and
Clement Thomas,
has been arrested.
The Trial of Rechefert
and Assi Is postponed.
Mines hare been Discovered
In the sewers of Paris, intended to blow np the
city.
Gamfeetta
Is still at San Sebastian.
The New French Cabinet.
Versailles, June 6 The official journal
announces the following appointments:
M. Lambercht, Minister of the Interior;
M. Lefranc, Minister of Agriculture;
General Cissey, Minister of War;
Leon Soy, Prefect of the Seine; and
General Leflo, Ambassador to St. Petersburg.
This Morning's Quotations.
Liverpool, June 10-30 A. M. Cotton opened
with a hardening tendency; uplands, 8$8V1. ;
Orleans, Sd. Sales to-day estimated at 15,000 baits.
sales at sea, neany aue irera Hew urieaas, at sa.
lor middling. Tue demand lor cotton to arrive Is
immense.
London, Juno s lu-so a. M. conseis for money
1, and for account 91. Bonds of 1863, of
186b, Old, 8UJf ; OI 1B67, MX ; 1U-4US, ssx.
This Afternoon's Quotations.
London. Jane 81 18 P. M. American securities
quiet and steady.
Liverpool, June 1-80 P. M. Cotton bnoyant;
uplands, nearly 8tvi. ; Orleans, 8d. Bales now
estimated at zu,uw uaies, manning- o ier export
and speculation, Sales on ship named at New
Orleans at 8d.
Liverpool, June e r. snipments or cation
from Bombay since last report to June B, 83,886 bales.
B reads tuirs quiet ana Arm. Receipts of Wheat for
three days It), 600 quarters ; of American, 7608. Corn,
828. 6d. for new. Peas, 42s. d.
FROM WASHINGTON.
IT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Exelurively to The Evening Telegraph.
The Claims of Americans in Cuba.
Washington, June Then is absolutely no
truth in the recently published Washington
special stating that General Sickles has notified
the Spanish Government that the question of re
storing sequestrated estates of American citi
zens in Cuba, etc., must be settled, as alterna
tive of the employment of force. These very
claims are referred, with all matters in dispute,
for settlement by the convention recently con
eluded. The idea of force, therefore, is prepos
terous.
The Alabama Claims.
The Secretary of State himself Is authority for
the statement that Secretary Fish is not to be
one of the arbitrators in the case of the Ala
bama claims, special despatches to the contrary
notwithstanding.
The Cotton Crop.
Rumors having been circulated that the De
partment of Agriculture has predicted a very
short crop of cotton in 1871, it is proper to state
that the estimates of the growing crop have beea
made officially, and no reports concerning it
have been issued this season. An estimate of
comparatively acreage and a statement of the
condition of the crop will be made in about two
weeks.
Government Weather Report.
War Department, Oppici optii Chief Siskal
Officer, Washington, Jane 610-30 A. M. Synop
sis for the past twenty-iour nours: 'me Darorneter
has continued to rise at the Paolflo stations, with
aleasant weather ana light winds, it has remained
stationary at the Kocky Mountains, and has gene
rally fallen east of the Kocky Mountains. It has
rmen sliarhtlv en the East Atlautlo coast. Tempera
ture is this moniiuR very generally lower man
Monday morning. Light winds have very generally
Prevailed on the Atlautlo and Gulf coasts and the
ikes, with partially cloudy and clear weather. Light
rains fell on Monday on the coasts of Texas and
cnrniina. The extreme neat experienced rrotn
Kentucky to Iowa was followed Monday night by
extended storms and heavy rains from Kansas to
Illinois and Wisconsin. A very low barometer now
exists in (Southern Illinois and la Michigan.
Prohabuitiee rartiany ciouay and warm weather
will probably be experienced during the rest of the
(ay from Lake Huron to Georgia, and westward to
tkAtlDol.ulnKl with .nvupft liuul BNipm. TV 1 I ci
IUC juimiBDiyp, null m i v. . """ i..viiu. iiuiu A'i 10-
sourt to Lake Huron. Fresh easterly wtndswtll pro
bably prevail on the Atlantis coast Clondy and
threatening weather, with aoaineasieny winds, on
tue uuu.
FROM HEW ENGLAND.
tlT ASSOCIATED press. 1
Exclusively to The Evening Telegraph,
Sad Drowu if Casualty.
HfiRTow. June Yesterday afternoon five
young men employed in the machine shop of
Davis. Wllev & Stone, at North Anaover vu-
laca. were drowned in North Andover pond.
They were fishing, and men and boat were cap
sized by a squall. Their names were camuei
Allen. John Waestaff. William 'Aloey, John
Warcrnft and William Bemford. Two others,
Clarence Surgoant and William Ilolt, ewam
ashore. - -
t - ........
MASONIC.
The Approaching Knights Templar Re
union at llarrUbwrg An Imposing De.
monatratlon Expected.
The annual conclave of the Grand Comman-
dery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania will
be held in Ilarrlsburg, commencing Tuesday,
June 13, and continue fotir days Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The occa
sion will be the grandest in point of display
ever witnessed in this State.
NUMBER OF COMMANDERIE9 IN PENNSYLVANIA.
There are forty commanderies in Peaosylva-
nia, from each of which it is expected au ave
rage of thirty to forty Sir Knights will be pre
set.., which will place in the line ot procession
from 1200 to 1500, and thns make a spectacle of
grand and Imposing appearance. Pilgrim Com
mandery, No. 11, of Ilarrlsburg, which has in
charge all the arrangements, has been untiring
in its efforts to secure its success, and provide
for the comfort of visiting Sir Knights. Ample
hotel arrangements have been prepared, railroad
facilities secured, and the hospitality of the
citizens of Ilarrlsburg guaranteed, so that in
the fullest respect every feature of the affair
will be a credit to the order. By act of Assem
bly the entire control of the Capitol grounds
and buildings has been given to the Sir Knights
order, who will hold possession thereof for the
four days of the meeting.
ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS DURING CONCLAVE.
The first day's proceedings of the conclave
will be In the hall of the House of Representa
tives, and, of course, secret. The second day's
proceedings will be the election of officers, and
other secret business of the order, la the same
locality. In the evening of Wednesday ( second
day) a full dress parade will take place on West
state street, which will be the Beginning ot the
imposing spectacle to occur on Thursday, it
the close of the precession a public installation
of officers will take place in the Methodist
church, Locust street; on which occasion an
oration will be delivered by Sir Sidney Hayden.
IMPOSING CHARACTER OF THE DEMONSTRATION.
The preparations already on foot for the deco
ration of private and public buildings along the
line of procession are all of the most extensive
character.
It is already ascertained that many of the
most celebrated bands of music from different
parts of the State and country will be present,
while among the oir Aaignts win oe some 01 the
most distinguished public men in Peunsylvania.
TUE WEATHER.
The Detailed Meteorological Report for
xo-uay.
The following Is the meteorological report of the
Signal Bureau of the War Department for this
morning, all the observations being taken at 7-43
A. M.. Fhlladttlphla time. The barometrical reports
are corrected tor temperature and elevation. The
velocity of the wind la given in miles per hour,
and tne rorce is an approximate reduction to the
Beaufort scale:
Place of Obner-vatwn.
i Ii r 1 ii if
RO-03 79 E. 8 Gentle. Hazy
30-10 69 s. W. 7 Oentle. Fair
80 01 61 E. 6 Gentle. Cloud
2 -88 74 N. R. 8 V. gent. Fair
28- 74 71 N. W. 14 Brisk, tstrm
29- 8 78 S. B. 8 V.gent Clear
38-78 74 S. 11 Gentle. Fair
S9-99 79 8. K. 6 Gentle. Cloud
89-89 78 8. W. 1.... Fair
30- 1T 43 W. l'.... Clear
80-02 67 E. 8 Gentle. Clear
29-861 75 E. 7 Gentle. Clear
29-831 8 iN. W. 8 V. gent. Fair
29-811 60 S. E. 6 Geatle. Clear
80-04 VI E. ..I.... Claud
80-04 75 1 Calm. Fair
29-61 70 N. 6 Gentle, l. rain
29-98 71 E. 1 Gentle. Clear
29-91 79 N. S. .J .... Cloud
Baltimore.
Boston
Cape May
Charleston, S. C.
Chicago
Cincinnati
Detroit..........
Key Wett, Fla..
Memphis
Alt. Washington.
Mew York
Norfolk
Omaha
OBwego
Philadelphia
nttsDurg
St. Louis
Washington
Wilmington, jn.u
F1NAJHVX AND COMMERCE.
BVENINO Txi.iaRAirH OmoR,!
'fuanday, June S, 187L I
The cltv banks, in their usual weekly exhibit
last night, again give an unusually favorable
account oi their condition. Ihe deposits during
the week have Increased $1,532,875. and the
legal tenders 1 658 460. There has also been a
very heavy expansion in the loans, amounting
to 1,147,764. The business at the banks shows
a corresponding Increase ot la,&JU.W3, and the
balances are heavier by $1,080,761. Notwith
standing this increase in loans the condition of
the kanks is highly lavorabie to increased ease.
They hold large unemployed balances, and find
it difficult to dispose of them either on call or
time contracts. Rates, as usual, are easy and
nominal.
Gold is quiet and steady, with sales varying
between lYZyiU2(, closing at 112f.
Government bonds are not offered to any ex
tent in this market, and prices are about the
same as quoted yesterday.
The stock market revived this morning, and
prices under a sharp demand and an easy money
market advanced materially. Sales of City 6s
at 100 tor the new issues.
Reading Railroad was in great demand, and
all offerings were taken freely at 5S58'56.
Pennsylvania was also active and stronger, sell
ing at 61fr61. Sales of Lehigh Valley at
625: Oil Creek and Allegheny at 52i52V;
Catawlssa, preferred, at 48, and Philadelphia
and trie at zti , ior a inning lot.
PHILADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGE SALES.
Reported by De Haven k ro., No. 40 S.Thlrd street.
F1K8T HOARD,
12000 Pa 6s2 ae....io7ji
iwUhLen. NavSt.
89
89
12000 City 6a, Mew.
Jtp... 100
800 da 106
liooo Pa K mt..reg. x
14900 do 84 Ji
f moo Leh gold L. . . 3,',
2000 Read 6s, '43-80 87
IMOo Pa ft N Y C 7a 86
4000 Leh V Con in. 62
tioeo W Pa It bns.. 82
1000 sh Reading K. . .68-66
tOO do 6SX
(0 Sh 13th & 15th R 24X
80S
0.
.1)5.
108
100
100
200
de..
do.,
do.,
do.,
da..
860.
MX
Btf
829. 89
.830. 39
608
.869. 8S;i
64
61
rf6 sh Peaaa
200 do
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221 sh Cata frf
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200 da s
B00BhOC4AR.S30 62
Missus. ! Haven Brother, No. 40 Soath
Third street, Philadelphia, resort the follawlag
quotations: mew u. o. os or issi, nixiii ;
U. 8. M of 1881, V4MXi do. 1802,
11 11:411: do. 1801. 111111'.: do. 1865. UlKin
llUi ; de. 186e, new, lUSimMJi ; do. 1867, da.1144
114'i ; de, 1866, do. 114 VtlHS ; lu-os,io9v4UO. o.
B. 80 Yar 6 er cent. Currency, U5XU6; Gold,
112a 112M : Stiver, 107108 w ; Onion Pauiae Rail
road 1st work Bonds, 8U,g91; Central FaclBo
KaUroad, WKmmx; Union Paolls Land draat
Beads. S454.
Nab It Ladnik, Brokers, report this morning
gaid quotations as ioiiows:
10-00 i. M v.AUi(
10-61 A M...
1062 ...
108 " ...
. 112
..112
10-Sl " , ....112',
10-35 - Uli
..112
Philadelphia Trade Report.
Tuesday, June 6. Bark Is nominal at 1 39 y ton
for No, 1 Quercitron. Tanner's bark continues to
arrive freely, ana sells at S15&21 y cord for chest
nut and tipaulsh oak.
Flour is In moderate demand from the local trade,
bnt slilnoers are not operating to any extent. Hold
ers of fresh ground lots are quite tlrru In their views,
but old s uk-a Is dull and wea. Sales of ltoo bat-
rels, Including supernae at 15-25.49 50; extras at
8s-62U.fi-siu: Iowa aud Wisconsin extra faintly
at 86 50416-75; Minnesota do. do. at1aT-95; Penn
sylvania do. do., at ttf-2e36-7&; Indiana and Ohio
do. da, atfTT to j and fancy brands at7-7548, as
In quality. Kye raur nay be quoted at a
in iini Meal nothing doing-.
The Wheat markat la very quiet, and prices are
not so firm. Bales oi rea western aii-3i-;
tmhtr at Si-A,al-70: 90u0 bashels Iowa spring at
f 1 65; and white at $1-714. Kye may be quxted
attl-124l-16 for Western aud Pennsylvania, earn
Is dull at the decline noted yesterday. Bale of
boos bushels at 73c. for yellow, and 79 42)40. for
Western mixed. Oats are less active, ana lo,
lower. 6o bushels white Western sold at 6so.
In Barlev and Uait nothing dolnif .
Whuky U dull. We quote Western Iron-bound at
84C
THIRD EDITION
DOXVX238TIO A X 7 A X XL S.
To-Day's Specie Shipments.
Sunday-school Celebrations.
Btc, Etc.. Etc., Etc. Etc., Ete.
FROM NEW YORK.
UT AS80CIAT8D PRKSS.
Exclutively for The Evening Telegraph.
Specie Shipments.
Nbw York, June 6 Specie shipments to
Europe to-day, s)161,500; engagements for to
morrow, t500,000.
The forty-second anniversary of
The Brooklyn Sunday School Union
Is being, celebrated to-day. Probably twenty
five thousand children are In line of the various
processions.. There is much enthusiasm.
Chicago Flour and AY heat Market.
Special Despatch t The Evening Telegraph.
Cxicago, June 6 lo go A. M. Wheat quiet and
easier; tl'27, seller June; $1-27 v, seller last half;
11-27. seller July.
Corn firm; 62c, seller June; 63754o., seller
Jnly. .;
jucettne, sntp-u. , jxece pi, amp-u.
Flonr, bbls. 6,6oo l.ooo Oats, bus.... so.ooo ls.ooo
WheaUms. 60.009 67,090 Rye. bus.... 8,000 none.
Corn, bus. .842,000 169.900 Barley, bus.. 1,000 none.
Baltimore Produce Market.
BalttmOrb, June 6. Cotton buoyant but unset
tled, and no acaarate quotations can be given.
Holders are very firm, and atk above New fork
figures. Flour quiet and weak excepting for choice
sound grades; Howard street superfine. $5-264;
extras, 86'25725; family, 1725(8-68; City Mills
supernne, $5-2597-85; extras, $6-608; family, $8t
11; western supernne, ss-SiKws: extras, 0B7i
7 26; family, t7-28'25. Wheat dull: Ohio and In
diana, 11-86(31-60. Soutkern white Cam steady at
7S9c. ; Southern yellow, 767Sc Oats quiet and
firm at 64a6Sc. Pork uncbanred. Bacon weak;
shoulders, 77vc; rib sides, 9(9Vc. ; clear rib,
9j9Xc; sugar-cured Hams, 16&17C Lard dull
at liaiixc wnisKy, 93X4c
HOMOEOPATHY.
Twenty-eighth Anniversary of the Ameri
can Institute t Homoeopathy First
Day's Session Address by the President
Reports of the Secretary, Treasurer,
and Other Officers The Bureau of Cliul
cal Medicine.
For years past it has been the custom of the
medical men of the new school to hold a meet-
log of the delegates from the various States and
from subordinate societies, ana in tms assem
blage the best talent of the profession meet to
gether.
At the twenty-seventh anniversary of the
American Institute of Homoeopathy, held in
Chicago in June, 1870, Invitations were ex
tended to the institute to meet in rmiadeipnla
in June, 1871, by the Homoeopathic Medical
(society ot Pennsylvania and by the Homoeo
pathic Medical Society of this city. These
invitations were accepted, and a committee
appointed to make the necessary arrangements.
Early yesterday morning the members of the
Institute commenced to arrive in the city. In
the evening an initiatory levee was held at the
residence of Constantino Herring, M. D , Nos.
113 and 114 N. Twelfth street. Dr. and Mrs.
Herring entertained their guests in a handsome
manner.
At ten o'clock this morning the delegates as
sembled In the hall of the Mercantile Library
Association for the transaction of business.
Dr. H. N. Guernsey, chairman oi tho Com
mittee of Arrangements, in a brief speech weir
corned the delegates to the city.
The President of the Institute, Dr. D. H.
Beckwith, of Cleveland, Ohio, then replied as
follows:
I beg leave to express ray gratitude for the hanor
you have conferred on me in selecting my humble
self to preside over your deliberations. I respect
fully ask your forbearance and indulgence In the
performance of the datles that devolve upon me dar
ing the present session. It Is now eleven years since
we last met In this great and beautiful city the
second metropolis of our country ; honored In history
as tbe birth-place of oar Constitution.
Almost within bearing of ear voices the tree of
American liberty was planted I Here a few noble
patriots, with daring scarce kaown In the world's
history, broke the shackles of our bondage and de
clared our national freedom ; with heartfelt, grati
tude and thankfulness do we revere the memory of
those few fearless men who vouchsafed to
our country Its liberties and to a glorl.
ous nation Its existence! Not less honored
is the spot on which they stood the same
gronnd we to-day occupy made memorable through
all time of onr country's existence as the birth
place of freedom 1 And since our national banner
lirst waved in unmolested freedom from the tower
of yen old Independence Hall until mow, has this
city been truly called the Mecca ot American medi
cal literature.
This city has not alone the honor of originating
the Brst medical college on this side ot the Atlantic,
but it has the hlgber honor or establishing the first
medical college In the world where the pure and
true science of the healing art of homusopathy was
taught ; and in al the arts and sciences she has been
second to none.
We all remember the hearty and cordial welcome
we received from our brethren at that meeting,
eleven years ago, and how harmonious were all our
transactions, by representatives from every State In
the Union, and as we then parted to meet In one
year at the "Queen City oi the West," little did we
anticipate the great and momentous events
that were about to transpire in
our country ! Who then thought
that an intestine strife was about to take p ace
among our heretofore united people ; of the rivers of
blood that would How, and of the thousands upon
t boosamU of human lives that were soon to be sacri
ficed, aud the autoid treasures that were to be spent
to save our national unity, aud to preserve un
harmed the tree of liberty, originally plauted on
this very soil.
And while we monrn with numberless tears the
dead, whose lives were sacrificed to maintain our
national perpetuity, our hearts are tllltd with grati
tude to Him, the restorer of all peace, that we are
again permitted to meet in our annual gathering, a
truly national institute, with no division of senti
ment; a body of representatives from the Lakes to
tbe Gulf, and from ocean to ocean. We are again
here to receive the same cordial welcome that was :
so generously bestowed npon us beiore. ,
Gentlemen, it Is with luiinite delight that we may
contemplate the growth and prosperity of our Insti
tute. A llttie more than a quarter of a century ago -a
few pioneers, less In numbers than the Institute is
years old, met in the city of Mew York and origin
nated what is now tbe largest medical body in the
world, and the oldest In this country, "The ASsert-'
can Institute of Homoeopathy." in 1
To be a member of such a distinguished body ,my
well araken the pride ot every true and . honest
payiU'lau. Some of those noble pioneers we have '
S'.ill with us little did they think when they, org;
nlzed this body, tbat such would be lis rapid grow Ui(j
prosperity and usefulness not even the must ,iu
gulns among them could have conceived that 'fa;
their lifetime an organization representing an lntnw .
vatlon In the tlme-wern theories of toe. seteaott f
medicine with so few representative .and patrons,
could have attalntd its present dimensions; aud
It Is bat due to those few living ' erlglaatori
that we rive mere heed to their counsel, aad bvnowei
willing listeners to their long and extensive exserU,
ence, and not ourselves occupy too much tline of
the institute that mere properly belongs to tTaena y
right of age. We may well ptjtisioa-lUmu.wtiU.our.
gratitude lor their noble undertaking, Ui orgauUiuf
au maintaining In Its aunty this organization.
il any of the respected founders of this Itibtlt&itd'
have gone to a butter laud. They died wuoi their ;
armor on, working In full (b l IU Immortal,
science discovered by tbe Illustrious Hahuemaaa.
May their memory never depart froin as, aud ntay
their noble example oi aeli-eaoridee and daootloa
to tie cause of llomvopate J t imitated by us, au4
may we measure lhew by. that standard, sa truly,
theirs the "good alone are great" - - , i ?
v.4tJ l.il v.1 I li.4.V el.t;
Not less gratifying Is it for as to contemplate the
unprecedented j rapid growth of our science of
medicine. Still within tbe memory of many of na
was the introduction of homoeopathy In thia coun
try by the lamented Br. Oram (who, we are happy
to say, la having a suitable monument erected to his
memory).
In the States and Oanadas we have nearly ten
thousand reputable physicians and surgeons. In
this country, alone, seven colleges, in which tbe
curriculum of studies is not surpassed by any, and
where tbe requirements for graduation are now
becoming more rigid than that of any other school
of medicine.
The numerous hospitals, dispensaries, and asylums,
although supported by individual efforts, are In such
a condition as to be worthy of oar pride. Oar pa
trons are found everywhere among the intellirsnt
and educated, and are numbered by millions. With
such a growth In the few past years, who can fore
tell oar future destiny snd at how short a period In
tbe the world's coming history will bomreopathy be
the prevailing practice of medicine. God speed the
day when right shall rule ami overpower might, aad
truth shall everywhere prevail.
We have not only been violently opposed by the
opposite school of medicine, but tbe Government
has withheld the aid aud support that so rightfully
belonged to us. Even during the late war none of
our brave soldiers and sailors, if sick or dylag with
disease, or giving tbeir last drop of patriotic blood
that tte country might be preserved, were allowed
a phjBioian or surgeon of their choice, but must,
forsooth, take what the regulations af allopathy
directed, nntlt many of us felt the force of the old
expression of our forefathers when seeking free
dom, "No taxation without representation."
Our arrogant neighbors have since attempted to
make the strong arm of tho Government subserve
their ends of opposition to ns, in not permitting the
poor sick and disabled pensioner to allow us to Judtre
of the disability and amount of his pension simply
because we disagreed with them In the practice of
medicine. Many of our penalon surgeons were dis
charged with full assurance from tbe department
that their duties had been well performed. Their
removal was for no other cause than being ho
moeopaths. During the war, while the welfare of our countiy
was at slake, many of our pnyBlcteas and surgeons
entered the ranks as common soldiers they were
willing to sacrifice their right for their country's
honor, and their nation's flag. But, since the close
f the war, the country no longer In danger of being
divided or overthrown, the professlen to a man has
risen to resent these outragoa which the Pension De
partment perpetrated open us. Delegates were seat
from many of tbe Statea to confer with the Presi
dent of the United States, asking of him to remove
the Commissioner of Pensions, and with commend
able promptness eur petitions have been granted.
Kothlsg has transpired, since our existence as an
organization, that has looked so favorably to oar
soon attaining our just and equal claims, as the
change In the sentiment of public opinion for tbe
pat twelve months. The path of our duty In the
luinre is evident: we must follow that well-known
axiom that "in nnlty there is strength," and let no
minor considerations exist among us to cause
divisions.
Let not the East nor the West, aor any part of the
country, claim superiority of practice, but with gene
rosity and liberality allow every physician to pre
scribe as his honest conclusions may dictate, pro
vided be adheres to the fundamental law In medi
cine. Similia timUihue curantur. vV'e should have
but ene object before ns, namely: The advance
ment of medical science.
To accomplish tnls great work we must liberally
support our colleges, and then expect of them a high
standard ef medical education, aad Insist that dlplo
' maa shall oaly be granted to those atudeata who are
well qualified to receive them. It Is our duty on all
occasions to conaemn irregular practice, and en
courage the weak to have more oonldence la the
principles of cure, for It la not the medicine that
falls, but the physician who prescribes It.
Our literature has reached a high standard In
books and periodicals. The latter require for their
maintenance our unanimous support We should
not withhold from tbe profession or the public oar
observations and expenence when they are useful.
Hospitals and dispensaries are found In almost all
the cities of the globe, and they require onr aid aad
influence. Each member of the Institute sheald
consider that he has a certain amount of publlo work
to further tbe general interests of all.
I wish to call your attention to the necessity of
selecting young men of education, whose abilities
will make them good practitioners, and adopting
tbm as students la your emoes; young men ot auua
maral character and sterling worth as will make
them prominent citizens and leadiag physicians, a
1 know many of you do not wish a student In your
office, and you refuse every applicant who oomea
before you. And these young raeu who are aaxious
to obtain a medical education sees: it surrounded
by Influences by which their minds become preju
diced against tne teachings and doctrines of Homoe
opathy. If every practitioner of our school of medicine In
the United States would secure one or two students
and prepare tbem for onr colleges, It would accom
plish more each year for the good and prosperity of
Homoeopathy than all other causes combined. Did
you ever realize what an army you eould prepare hi
so short a time by bringing properly qualified ren
cruiis iu mi tue nuik, iu uur pruicuiuiiT
Since wa have by tbe late action of the Govern
ment received at least some assurance tbat no par
ticular sect or creed of medicine is to receive Its;
sanction ana patronage, wesnouia taxe an active
measures that are honorable to secure ourpropor
tion of appointments In all Institutions supported by'
the ceoole. ( .., .( ' .-,
Da the Onlverslty of Michigan our friends have
Iodb- since laid claim to a representative m the
medical department, and petitions signed by thoo.I;
sands of tne prominent men or that tttato. wore j aeon
to the Legislature of 1870 and 1871, asking Uheia, to ,
direct mu regeuia ui tun outie university to au
oointachalr of theory and nractloe-of medtotne.
and one on materia medlca of our aoaooli The ami
thus providing for two professorships paS4ed ,aho.
house by a vote of 61 ayes to 28 nayrf, ' '
unrmg tne session oi one nunareooayajHooin war
introduced that waa so strongly, supported.' and laoi
violently oppoBea. w nea tne oui xeacoea wie eeprr
ate the professors of the medical; .department and
their friends throuehout the -State determined "t(V
defeat the bill. Tbe friends 'of (he! .hill Wera san- A
gulne that It would pass. At this maneat a division
In tbe Homoeopathic profession, .6ntredr th Sonata
and the bill was defeated by a majority of!"1" r-
The effort to obtain a pnoteaadrstiipi in tn Uoivoiii
sity will again be made in )87-3 before the next .
Legislature, and I hope aqd pray thai every dlvfalpn
in the profession wll( be healed, and' that all of ub'
will work to secure this whluh rightfully belongs to
ns, f. V ur ; I at...
The time will soori como wbe a thuj xopntry wUl ,
lBgswlll be included medical scleoee. Dlp'lomas
from such an institution jwUl t;sougat after by
most young men entering the proessipa Every,
effort will be matle.by the old 'school to entirely con?
trol the medldat'departmeUfcttist Will beoutauliaho?'
In that nalvetttlty.1 t,iit J;i.i l-crni uuo r.i l
To prevent ay Buch lanjehtabUsoccurreaoa each ,
memUeror tola institute should eahslder himself
bound by the most soletnnauty to oppose all 'egl-T
latlon that voubl compromise our right an a saaeot
of medicine. . And 1 haDe oar Bureau on Legislation
ill always Be ready to w?rR d act with' all State
id county 'societies' to procure equality! In 'Coar'
and
gressional . appointments iwht-re-ttedloal: rued' are
requires. ,1 hy anouiq see mi is, iaa.tr no &iai, jaws
are allowed to exist whle,h, give .priority to, any.
school raitsacbings?-J"i' ' ;',
Tbe great, arroggle ofith present day Is betwoen
the piri of progresai,vAmsdk;ne on. the one haud
and conservatism on tho other. The latter, y or
ganized combinations, endeavor ,to monopolize atf
departments In soktotiflo medicine and 1 practical
surgery .They ; hve,-until a: few i years? pat..ha4
enure, control of, ophthalmic and aural surgery, but
to-day we heve-rfPrtttmUUves in'WarJy eft oar"
large cities engaged in the treatment of that Class of
jdlHea8C8.il :i v ii ; f ;7: mvt H-n- jiiw
i To promote the Interest of this Important depart,
rrwnt: I would recommend the establishment pf a
I AU things have their proper times aad Wessons:
their periods e( growth and progresslen. ; The time
has arrived, ra tlia history of this society when It
ranks s a great national' organization and when,
each succeeding: year seeaoor moihberahip'goauiy
creased, . The mightier we bepme: e au organ
ized power the more ia expectedJ of us. in, our pro
jtfiio " i
Leok'attne proceedings of the session1 ot 1884, and
compare hiu with those oX W0, aud yo will Be
ihat moretlian ten times as much medical literal
lure was produced by the members of tho Institute
the latter as tbe former vaar. It la expected that
-ch bureau devote Its eutrvivs to te production of
! a medical literature, wb'th, to lu proper depart
ment, snail do honor to the society as a scientific,
fcrganizattoD. .T.- .i T W
i J a our younger day, when prVe were offered for
esuays for Uie purpose of stimulating the scholars
so a greater effort, it was a fact that better compo
sitions were written 'baa when no prizes were of
dured. Thesystamof offertng premluma and prizes
will stimulate the members of every organization
wbere oompetltlen Is expected; and J doubt not if
"prizes were cnered It would add greatly to the
ieaergy aad efficiency of our different bureaus. .: i.
. I would therefor suggest that every member who
accept bis appolntmeut in a bureau, pay to the
'chairman of that special department
1 . ' '- - :J'
certain
slgnated sum, the sggregate to furnish a prize for
the test esuy produced la that bureau, to bo
awarded at our next meeting.
Other matters that I deem Important for the In
stitute to take into consideration I will not at pre.
sent suggest, as I bare no donbt they will in the
course of the sessten be brought up and properly
disposed of. '
1 hope the Bureau on Necrology will pay Jnst tri
bute to tbe memory of our dead tbe past year. But
few cf onr members since we last met have beea
called noma to reap the rewards of their labor.
Gentlemen, In conclusion allow me to offer aa
humble tribute to the memory of Walter Williamson,
tbat great and good physician, who has died since
our last aonnal gathering. He was oae of the oldest
veteracs in the profession: always ready and willing
to bear his part In contributing- to and building up
and sustaining the Amei loan Institute of Homoeo
pathy. That life which be devoted to the good of man
kind, and to the advancement of meSlcal science,
waa sacrificed In his profession. 'The character
npon which death set his seal. Is Oiled with beauti
ful and impressive contrasts." In this society he
waa one of our strongest representatives, a man of
prompt action and ready resources. When called 4
upon for his opinion, his words were few, bat ex- -1
preset ve of sentiments that held the closest atten- ,-
lion of his auditory. 3
Ho avoided petty wrangltngs and foible discus- n1
slons, for his mind soared tar above tbem. He J 1
loved order and harmony, and always cultivated .i
tbem. He looked upon the American Institute as ,
the great centre of the medical profession, and be- ,
lleved the time occupied by us la our deliberations 1 I
belonged to every member of the profession alike, L -
and not to the few. He has left us a noble examnia . m
tbe highest professional reputation, one thatwUL
live for agea to come. j 'tra :l
In bo part of onr country wUl his loss be felt mote" r J
thsn la this city ; here Is the home of his wife and K -children
the friends of his manhood, the compa
nions of his early professional labors, the County TC 3
medical society that be assisted In organizing, thi 5 vl
medical lournal to which ae was a contrllmwr.tha., (
college which was always dear to him hero was his ',"'.
warm friends and patrons that often welcomed hia
cheerful face at their bedsides nU ,n : i.
It Is net for me to dwell on his many and -exalte 1 i
virtues, for they are known to you ailt-would that ', 7
he could have lived to bo with us to-day. " Well dot
remember bis last words as he bade us-rsiWeJl J
the city of Chicago. "We hope to have glorious Ji
ujccuuk iu runaucipuia next year." . I JLOOW those-
woroB emDoay tne sentiment of every member .of,
the American Institute of Homoeopath. fcl i - a u7
Ob motion of Dr. T. B. Wilson, of devefaiid",
Ohio, a committee of three, ccmilsUnjfot the' !
mover and Drs. J. U. Burghei of -lbta-fly:c i
and J. T. Talbot, of Bostop-JilsASn :wm ap Lit
pointed to i' i rtupon the Presidents address. 7 dt
The Chair announced the foUo wl cm!)h4j
OnCredentials-Drs. Hir.Bmltrf.'bl'l?.00
York; W. E. Freeman, of 'WllmifitonV'N. C.f1
Ilerace Payae, of AlbanyoJ, vE.JameB7'6f
Philadelphia. ,i it tid has cni
Auditing Dre. J. T. Tftlbot,.o Boston;-E,Pi ol
Baker, of Davenport, IpwaltM. Paynejjot 4jj
New York, S. R. BeckwWi, Af CdwS
M. Smith, of New YorkF L. ,E", Ober, pii
Crosse. Wisconsin. JU"f'?s'f-' r'-1 CfJ "
Dr. R. Lndlow, of Chicago Geieral '8ecreta&:J
f the Institute, then-submitted Ihe khnual re
port for 1870, which waovWC6ivd.;!aa4 ttdflrtrtf
tobeprlnted. .fn .;:W-m ' &, n i ms'I
On motion.lt fas, resqWeU fia, hM felon if
Jo" pnM h ?-!o X AL;j i
k Dr. B.'W. Jamisl'rrohVlnif foi,rn4e1Iof,,;J
Arrangements, fcunonntsbii thkt kt 4 T,ltt.'tdiiod 1
tbe members, together iwltn-'ttWr- ladles knaIOi
friends, would foeet atlthq KaV TArdi'tft
an excursion la H Delaware) t Itfc lnvlUtlodil
of Commc)dre .ErompnBV,Tcorro
M. the members wWnieet,lui Indroendomoe,,,
Hall to be Presented. i Ke MayortT At ;4 FT. t
they will' rablo lSM
Hotel, togetheK "wH&- thelf Indies fdrWwtt-'
pose of tiking dTtv ihrttiga Faltmohnt TpifK.-30'
Dr. E. 1; Kolloggof i New; York; Treasorer or thJ 5
Institntesubmutfd a report,, showlag tthe ' rceiptio
during the year to hive. Wen i2i:o-6Vand th , t
A nnmbei of auggesUoni relattyoi to 4 change a"-1'
the by-laws were referretLto; the WomJttei'a-jr
pointed to conBWer the PresJdenfs addteasT.
Df.&M. i'hti, of Balem.ldass: chafrmadbt ,thV91,
Bureau of Clinical Medicisey. presented the followv ur
lng papers,,. j'Bhail. we cJyaqclaate' byt Drj Jj Bjt
MandevDle,- of ,TSewarfc, X I. 1 'Ulai rhoea." by, Dr. .
J. C. Bnrgherr-of Fltu7g, fix ri&aTeDi'V
eases of -Ohio jromr June, 18w, to4nt), wn b Dr;3'
1). H. Beckwith, of Cleveland, Ohio: "CattarrttalJi J
,veHr,' ?LDr-,a P- Kr, of 'Rlomond, Indiana!
"Medleal Maxims" by Dr. MiUer, of, Syracuse N
oT.: "rarrIcldebyiEuXf iSkwiihfo SJhS
hio ; "Scrofuiosis," by Mr. 8. MviC, of . alamV-
11 he i Ftnanco Oommttte snbrnttied rtpdrt,-eU t '
"flS?- h auaual flubacjrlption be raised , i
J r.Swaaeo,:X MassacDOS'ettsl Mnsfl'th4tth
rr. iSTh wifauiw oe pKwmea. I'Oin ear
the president's address. Lfle made a motioaicothatTut
ffeuL which was voted i
committee waa final
J The. tatr hdob
ipoa Scrofalosii"Va8?hTe'nir(lItrf:
Its aatbor.. Jr;8.M-Cate.-f tSalam. Maaa i wtitnR'ii
DK'Wataop, ofCtled, K.-T mtured ttaitrienWs1-1
of tbe Committee on Legislation, submitted a repbrt?AU
Setting forth at iengU the eppoltlon on tie Dart oti
,the allopathic ohyslclans; to-au.v-atej bylAe Ho jj
mopcpathuts oOhe District of Columbia, W obtaln A
from congress a recosrnttlon of: their rifrhf-fci nrarti ji
F ticeisthe district. The ommitteo-'aud' VeDertedJ
tbaUbej bad ihtroduxed lutaConrwss.aWiJopaniadl
ing all niedical offlces wjthlu the gift of the o yern-. u i
(mentto gradnater of any medical coliege ja this 4
country: or -any othor, -The foilowlne reaoluKoml1!
i were appeadeolQ the Deport j.joi:-r. p ui Io.Jrjj
Xtrolvtii.Tbt.t the Amerieaa InitHfltflbf nmrnJBt6 h 1
. recognlzai ia the ttmi.t of ftll)ihio phyaiuiaaa fur c.
prototitilng hAmtopthipbHaDs frn eRiaeaof- trutt'-3
aadat th LoimJ htkto Ooraraaiaetk and tbeeotpoq
the iimricin MtUwI Awiooiafioa, ud f the Medic3
AwaslaUoaor WataiteB, la tmein( Vt. 0.-0. Ooi'-Z
fur (utin5 with hamu'eiNitpio pbynHtiaa mMiB.r(t
of Health f tbe Dutntt of Oolumliia, a ooaspiricj 7
esBinst therigbtsaad the fresdom of Auiarioaa citixeo. ( 10
hrtvlvtd. 1 hat aeoret Huiont are bald b uapioiM sod . ' a
association laloBRiBK to i clasi kuowa a- allobathid " 3
! tl7ioja,( in wSiea man are dnaoeaoad foi haldiujc po-i?a
Jitical aud rofaatiiODalTiewa dUSaraat irom tbairowo. fuf r
wbirh eaaa they tradrtakn to, and do. duuUU t ha of
fender by aatiatiM ad. defamation, and by pfaoHdli45l
bini from the nxbt of consultation wnieh, propauJ balon,
to all medical niea. '. '-.'1 i Of
i Kreuicnl, Tba in as doio the 'eejnse jtraat lajary' to q
honorable and mieatifio ma, tad to tbe people-, wbo, . -tbeir
. areataat aeed aire Saprivad iif-the benefit' dex10-'
rived irora eoaaniLulkitt.witb nhvMiaiAtta rvr tlui.unin,- t
raDred and tniiliciouB interference. .. '. . - ,
i'.. u. uviis vt uonen, wane., waaiu lavur m vne -
resolutions, o They were written In a fair spirit, aud ::a
there, waa a large class of, aUoaathicy phjsiclani ,,.
whom they would protect. . ''-
' I)r. Swaze was opposed to them.-' lie thought' ft
rjettejr .for-JiomoeODatblst to stand aloof from the, 1 1
vdirty work of ; the allopaUiisui in, oMiacUlng, their -: a
Lr. Verdi; in support of Tils resolutions,' said the-J -
allopatalataatlil continued their opposition io. the o t
iioiuofopathlits.- He ebaracterizad them aBothlpg1
else but-cousptrators anting In -see-ret conolave. ,t
They stooped to vilify the homoeopathlsts la the -1
:woat Kanuer.i i -- ..r j . i I ..i:ct
i Dr. Watson ptyled tbe action of the aHopathlsts la -j
attempting to dictate to the I'nixed States tiovern-- ,
roent what cIsbs of medical men they shall put Into"3
oflioe as an unwarrantable pteee of impudence.'- He 4
waainfavor of obtaiuiQg soma OootTressionsJ legta j;
latlon iu the preml8r aud UuaWd the Resolution u
would prevan. '-' " 1 " "' ,
1 Dr. MoMbbus, of 'Baltimore,' Said hohKepathy.a-l
could jonly . bo vindicated by Its suocena.a It aaJ f j
nothing else to vindicate iW He thought the actloa
of Dr. Verdi in flgbting the pitosltlon in Washing-'
-ton a sensible mo ye, as it brought nltu prommeatiy -4
before tbe publuv .i - '.tf.t i. j.'i j:
j Dr. bull doubted ine expediency x( stiliag their-
opponents jsoBSjiirators. Jfe, ws rUit vrtaiii,"
whether It was right, whether tt- Was wfse. lid
couJkel ed moderation In the wording- ot the rceev j
lutlons. . j ! ---- f - j ' j i n -i
, Dr. Watoon aid not deem tbe language employed
Infhe least too strong, aa tbe ailoputhlsts hd'forI
years len VKing the most aeurriloa language to '4
tbelr attacks npon them. . , ;1 , .. ,r. .
, On motion of Dr. Morse the resolutions were re
ferred to a committee, with lnstiuctions toTeport at -l
10 A. U. to-day, upon the adopttouof more moddrato ' '
lantnasfe ui 'heir wording. . '-,!,, -- i ' '
Dr. ale Manna submitted the report ot the Board of ,
Censors, after which tbe meetiag adjourned. ' - '
This evening the annual address will be delivered J '
by Dr. T. 1. V lison, of Cle veland, Ohio. - ..j . n .: : ;
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