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VOL. 36.—N0. 43.
The Several Presbyterian
Dr. Patton's Report on the
Briggs Case Accepted.
Which Means That Briggs' Appoint
ment Is Vetoed.
Tiie Breach In the Iteformed Presbyte
rian Church on the Suffrage Ques
Associated Press Dispatches.
Detroit, May 29.—This morning's
session of the Presbyterian general as
sembly begah with the usual prayer
meeting, in the course of which the
death of Judge Breckenridge was often
alluded to. The debate on Dr. Briggs
was resumed. Dr. Hathaway of Jersey
City said he hoped Dr. Logan's
amendment would be adopted.
After several others had expressed
their views, Dr. Worcester of Chicago
offered a substitute to the amendment
of Dr. Logan, and to the committee re
port. It provided that a committee of
eight ministers and seven elders be ap
pointed to confer with the directors Of
the seminary; that the directors be
specially requested to reconsider their
action in transferring Dr. Briggs; that
they be requested not to allow Dr. Driggs
to perform the duties belonging to said
chair for the ensuing year.
Dr. Worcester then said : "I stand not
as a supporter of Dr. Briggs, but as an
advocate of peace. I have hoped and
prayed that onr action might lead to
unity, not bitterness, and make us
strong for our great light with evil. I
believe there are many on both sides of
the Briggs question who feel as I do,
and long for some safe middle course.
We have a right to do what I advise—to
request th» trustees of the Union Theo
logical seminary to reconsider their ac
tion. This course will not render the
position of the New York presbytery
more difficult in the trial of Dr. Briggs."
Dr. McKibben, Dr. Carlisle, Elder
Junkin of Philadelphia, Dr. Smith of
Baltimore, and othera, favored the re
Dr. Parkhurst, of New York, opposed
Pattou'a report, and aasured the assem
bly, aa a director of the Union seminary,
that if they should adopt Worcester's
substitute and send the committee
recommended, the directors would meet
them in a spirit of reaolution.
United States Civil Service Commis
sioner Lyman also»favored Worceater'B
After further debate a vote waa taken
on the substitute, and it waa rejected by
a*n overwhelming majority. -
Dr. Logan was permitted to withdraw
his amendment, and then a final vote
was taken, resulting: For Dr. Patton'a
report, 440; against it, 59.
ETAKOKUCAL LUTHKBA NB.
The General Synod at I.el.anon, Pa.,
Concludes Its Session. ,
Lebanon, Pa., May 29.—At today's
session of the general synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran church, the appli
cation of the new German synod of Cal
ifornia, to be received as part of the
general avnod, waa laid over until aome
irregularities were removed.
Canton, Ohio, was selected as-the
place of next meeting.
It was decided to authorize the issue
of a proviaional reviaed catechism,
the same not to be regarded as the con
gregational standard or in any way af
fecting the recent doctrinal basis of the
Dr. Winner, of New York, reported
for the board to found deaconesses' in
stitutions, and the steps taken by the
board were approved. A number of
young women are to be sent to Kaiser
werth, the original deaconess institution,
and there trained to become the first
leaders of the proposed American insti
With regard to the Columbian expo
sition it was resolved: "That we sol
emnly protest againat opening the gates
of the exhibition on the Lord's day."
The offer of ten aerea of land in the
Garden of the Goda, Colorado, for the
aite ot a home for invalid ministers,
was accepted, and appointments made
to carry out the project.
Prof. Ort, of the Wittenberg college,
presented a report on state of religion,
in which it ia declared that there ia no
need for a revision of the creed or the
Augsburg confession. Individualism, it
was declared, is now sorely manifest.
The report was adopted, and the synod
then adjourned sine die.
The Suspended Ministers' Cases Create
Pittsburg, May 29.—At today's ees
aion of the Reformed Presbyterian
avnod, the appeals of various sbspended
ministers were presented to the synod,
but were referred to the committee on
discipline, without being read. The re
port of the board of missions showed
that one-third of the amount required
had been contributed. A resolution to
prefer charges ajgainst a number of min
isters for having written letters and
giving utterance in the newspapers to
their views on the recent trials of the
suspended ministers, caused an ani
The entire afternoon was occupied by
Dr. McAllister, who held the floor
against attacks from every side. His
motion to try the four elder ministers
bef6re the seven younger, was finally
lost, and the younger ministers will be
heard Monday. The minority has grown,
and should the eleven ministers be re
tired from the church, it looks as if
twenty will follow them.
Adjournment of the General Assembly
at Birmingham, Ala., Delayed.
Birmingham, Ala., May 29. —The South
ern Presbyterian general assembly did
not adjourn last night, as expected.
Papers on the subject of divorce were
read and referred for investigation. It
was voted to continue connection
with the Pan-Presbyterian council
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
alliance, and to send delegates to
the next meeting at Toronto. The
assembly decided that it could meet out
side of ita own bounda. The most im
portant question of the day waa the
overture from the laat assembly about
deacons and elders, which provides for
a change in the law whereby deacons
and elders shall go through a certain
examination before induction into the
How the National Game was Played
San Jose, May 29.—Weather cloudy
and cold. At thia afternoon'a game be
tween the San Franciscoe and San Joaea
there was a small attendance to witness
a most exciting contest. The home
team won by a score of 14 to 10.
Oakland, May 29. —In the game with
the Sacramento club, today, the Oak
lnnds did their cafe hitting while their
men were on bases, and won by a score
of 6 to 4.
At St. Louis—St. Louis, 0; Washing
At Columbus —Columbus, 11; Balti
At Louisville—Louisville, 9; Athlet
At Cincinnati —Cincinnati, 5; Boston,
At Omaha—Omaha, 7; Lincoln, 18.
At Milwaukee- Milwaukee, 2; St.
At Kansas City—Kansas City, 5;
At Minneapolis—Sioux City game
MURDERED TWO WIVES.
AN OLD MAN SURRENDERS A
After Suffering the Qualms of Conscience
for Six Years He Makes a Voluntary
Confession of His Crime.
Sacramento, Cal., May 29.—A strange
story came to light today in an equally
strange manner. Justice of the Peace
W. A. Heqry was sitting in his private
office, when two men drove up in a cart,
and one of them, about 55 years old,
asked to see tbe judge privately. He
aaid hia name waa John Sewald, and
that he had lived on a ranch a few miles
aouth oi here, near Summerville, for
the laat six yeara. He said hia con
science had been torturing him for the
past two yeara, and became simply un
bearable, and he had concluded to con
fess and take the consequences.
Sewald was accompanied by his eldest
eon, and aa the latter had never heard
of hia father's crimes the old man re
quested him to hear hia confession.
Justice Henry thought he hadacrank to
deal with at first, and to humor him
took him into a back room and told him
Sewald then went on to tell a remark
able story of how he had murdered two
wives in the east eleven years ago. He
said he lived in Ohio with his wife Cath
erine and four children. Priorto that it
had been a happy household, but at this
time his wife began to drink and
it became impossible to live longer with
her. He took two of the children and
fled to Minnesota, locating at a place
called Anoka. A few months later his
wifo followed him, and his unhappy life
was resumed. Finally he became so ex
asperated at her drunkenness and scold
ings that he concluded to put an. end to
it. He purchased some arsenic and put
it in her whisky. She died in two days
and he buried her without causing sus
Three years later he moved with hia
family to Wayne, Neb., and after living
there some time married again. His
aecond matrimonial venture, according
to his story, was worse than the firat,
and he was very unhappy again. He
succeeded so well the first time of rid
ding himself of his wife that he tried it
again, and thia time he smothered his
second wife with the bedclothes. This
time, however, the coroner of Wayne in
vestigated, but could get no evidence,
nnd Sewald escaped. He came to Cali
fornia then, and took up hia residence
Justice Henry believea now that Se
wald tells the truth. Others who have
known him during his residence here,
say he is not insane, but has been mo
rose over some great trouble weighing
on him. The matter waa reported to
Sheriff Stanley. That official took Se
wald into custody, at the latter*s re
quest, until the matter ia investigated.
J. N. Leonard & Co., of Northampton,
Mass., silk manufacturers, have failed.
Leonard A.Whitney, a Boston broker,
has failed. Liabilities, $93,000, of which
half is secured by stocks.
At Bridgeport, Conn., unknown ghoula
made an attempt to break into the grave
of P. T. Barnum. A watchman fright
ened them away.
The Good Templars grand lodge at
Edinburgh elected a Canadian Mohawk
Indian, Orenhyatekha, chief of the order,
and Wavriski, a member of the Swedish
parliament, to second place.
Portuguese attacked -Captain Hay
man, of the British South Africa com
pany, in his camp, six miles west of
Masaikeeao. The conflict lasted two
hours. Tho Portuguese were repulsed.
No British were killed.
Joseph E. Boyd, father of Governor
James E. Boyd "of Nebraska, and whose
failure to take out final naturalization
papera was the cauae of the Nebraska
gubernatorial muddle, died at Zanea
ville, 0., Friday evening, aged 79 yeara.
General Gustavus A. De Ruasey (re
tired) died at Detroit Friday afternoon.
General Deßussey, after " graduating
from Weat Point, entered the army in
1841. He served with distinction in the
Mexican war and the war of the rebel
At New Orleans, District Attorney
Luzenberg issued a nolle prosequi in the
cases of Bernard Claudi, Charles Gran
ger, Emile Baghetto, Thomas McCrystal
and D. C. O'Malley, because the indict
uientß were not sufficiently specific, but
he immediately filed a new information
against each of them and aaked that the
cases be immediately alloted.
Decorate your body. with a nobby
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SATURDAY MORNING. MAY .'}(>, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
The Canadian Premier Pass
Paralysis and Hemorrhage of
the Brain Het In.
Sir John Thompson Likely to Form
a New Cabinet.
Reticence of the British Government on
the Bering; Sea Question—Other
Associated Press Dispatches.
Ottawa, May 29.—Sir John Mac-
Donald's physician isaued a bulletin to
night stating that the aged premier has
had a relapse, and that his condition is
At 10:30 p. in. Dr. Powell issued a
bulletin saying: "Sir John's speech is
gone, and hemorrhage has extended to
the brain. Hia condition is quite hope
When a minister diea, the ministry,
according to English parliamentary prac
tice, is dissolved. Sir John Thompson,
in all likelihood, would be called upon
to form a ministry in the event of Mac-
Sir John haa Buffered a stroke of par
alysis. He ia conßcious, but unable to
apeak or move, and cannot live. As soon
as it became known, parliament ad
Toronto, May 29. —The Empire, the
government organ, saya in regard to
the alarming reports aa to the health of
Sir John Mac Donald, that hia only
trouble ia physical and nervous illness,
which, through hard work, resulted in
prostration. He will probably lay aside
business and take much-needed rest.
The report that Tupper is to be recalled
from England to take charge of the
party, is denied, aa is also the report
that Sir John will resign the premier
LONDON CABLE LETTER.
Retlcenee on the Bering Sea Question.
Palestine for the .Tews.
London, May 29.—[Copyright, 1891,
by the New York Associated Press.] A.
measure of the importance of the Bering
sea bill ia rarely read the first time in
the commons without the ministers
affording the houae fuller particulars
than they vouchsafed today regarding
its provisions. The members listened
with strained attention to Smith, ex
pecting to learn the terms of agreement
with the Washington government, and
.great was their disappointment when
lie stopped short after uttering a formal
request for permission to bring in
a , bill to enable the queen by
order in council to make a special
provision to prohibit the catching of
aeala in Bering aea by her majesty's
subjects, during a period named in the
order. Questions put to the ministers
in the lobby elicited nothing beyond
the statement that they are awaiting a
final response from Washington. Smith
only vouchsafed the assuiance that the
arrangement already aecured haimonizea
the action of tbe British government
with that of the American government.
Other ministerial members express
themselves certain that the measure
will meet with no adverse criticism
either in the house or the country, and
that it will lead to a permanent settle
ment of the dispute. Though the period
of prohibition is understood to be one
year, the elastic nature of the order in
council will empower the government to
make a further extension.
THE JEWISH PROBLEM.
Gladstone's suggestions towards rem
edying the persecution of the Russian
Jews strongly disappoint the commu
nity. His letter on the subject ignores
the fact that a Russo-Jewish committee
has already taken the exact course he
suggested. At a meeting of Zionists the
speaker declaren that facts were known
which justified the action of the Euro-
Eean governments; that a crisis had
een reached, and time was precious.
Lord Rothschild has presented a memor
ial to Lord Salisbury asking the British
government Jto initiate concerted action
by the powers to assist the whole
sale emigration of Jews to Pales
tine. The Rothschilds, the Goldamidts
and all the leading Jews of England con
cur in the opinion that the settlement
of Jews in Palestine is the best plan.
They will act to obtain European recog
nition of the great wave of emigration
as necessary to the solution of the Jew
ish problem* Baron Hirsch, though
having schemes of his own, supports
England's plans to operate through
diplomatic channels. Lord Salisbury,
leaving the usual official channels, ia re
ported.as writing directly to the heads
of the European governments, commend
ing to their consideration Rothschild's
PARNELL AND KITTIE WILL WED.
The Parnellites hear that their chief
will wed Mrs. O'Shea before a registrar
aboirt the middle of June. .
Ihe Track a Sea of Mud at Gravesend
Gravesend, May 29. —The track to
day was a sea of mud and water, but not
at all holding.
Five furlongs—Rhoda colt won, Minn
second, Peruvian third ; time, 1:04.
Handicap, mile and eighth—Sir John
won, Isaac Lewis second, Million third;
Three-year-olds, mile —Hypatia won,
Flavia second, Calcium third; time,
Fort Hamilton handicap, three-year
olds, mile and furlong—Terrifier won,
Picnlicker second, Pessara third; time,
Heavy weight handicap, mile—Chesa
peake won, Raceland second, Jack Rose
third; time, 1 A\%.
Three-year-olds, mile —Baldwin won,
Tammany second, Kitty third; time,
GOOD TRACK AT LATONIA.
Latonia, May 29.—Track in good con
Mile and seventy yards — Forsythe
won, Happiness eecond, Cashier third;
time, l:48p 4 .
Mile and twenty yarda—Marvel won r
Triumph second, Topatone third; time,
Free handicap, three-year-olds and up
ward, mile and sixteenth—Vallera won,
Yale '91 eecond, Eli third; time, 1:49%.
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile —
Mora won, Bertha eecond, Sportsman
| Maiden two-year-olds, five furlongs—
I Lou Dulley won, Astrakhan second,
; Unadilla third; time, 1 :04%.
EVENTS AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, May 29.—Two-year-olda,
five-eightha of a mile—Jack Richelieu
won, Lea Frey second, Little Rock third;
Three-year-olds and upwards, mile
and one-sixteenth—Ernest Race won,
Newcastle second, Willow third; time,
Handicap, 3-year-olds and upward,
mile and three-sixteenths—Fakir won,
j Laura Davidson second, Bankrupt third;
Three-year-olds and upward, six fur
longa—Bob Jacobs won, Silverado sec
ond, Virgin third; time, 1 :18%.
All ages, mile—Harry Kuhl won, Red
Light second, Pinkerton third; time,
London, May 29. —The Oaks stakes
race waa won by Mimi, Coratorphine
aecond, Lady Primrose third.
A FAMOUS RACER KILLED.
Sacramento, Cal., May 29. —The fam
ous race horse Hidalgo broke his leg
today at the Rancho del Paso, and it was
found necessary to kill him.
GOING TO BE A BARONESS
A POOR SAN FRANCISCO GIRL'S
The Illegitimate Daughter of a Vagabond
Hotel Runner the Inheritor of a Vast
Estate in Germany. .
Berlin, May 29.—Mias Ida Green, of
San Franciaco, is a claimant to the title
and estates of Baroness Yon Barnekow.
Mr. Edwards, United States consul-gen
eral, and a number of lawyers interested
in the case, believe her claim legal, and
that the girl's membership of one of the
proudest families of Germany is estab
Years ago Baron Kjel Yon Barnekow,
an officer of the German army,
after a career of dissipation fled to
America, where, after numerous vicissi
tudes, he became a hotel runner in San
Francisco, traveling under the alias of
"Fred Green." While in this capacity
he became acquainted with a girl named
Galligan. The pair lived together,
though not legally married, but after the
birth ot a daughter the baron consented
to marriage, and at the same
time under the- laws oi California
mads his daughter, though born out of
wedlock, hia legal issue. The baron
aoon returned to his dissipated ways,
neglected hia family and finally deserted
them. After waiting a number of years,
hia wife applied for a divorce, which was
granted in 1888.
In the meantime Baron Yon Barne
kow had returned to Germany and mar
ried again without undergoing the for
mality of a divorce. He died in
1887, a year before his California
wife got her divorce. His aecond
marriage was naturally illegal. Mrs.
Green obtained a divorce never knowing
that her quondam husband was dead,
and later on married a sailor named
Robinson. Her daughter, Ida Green,
lived with her and her stepfather in the
poor quarters of San Francisco.
After Baron Yon Barnekow's death,
hia sister, Countess Yon Moltke, wife of
a major in the army, a near relative- of
the late field marshal, having an inkling
of the truth, searched for the missing
heireaa. There were aome large estates,
heavily incumbered, however, and with
rare nobility of feeling the countess
tried to do justice to her brother's widow
and child. She applied to Consul-Gen
eral Edwards, who wrote to- Chief of
Police Crowley, of San Francisco. Chief
Crowley found Ida and reported
accordingly, and the necessary affidavits
proving the marriage, the identity of
Baron Yon Barnekow with "Fred
Green," legalization of Ida as his legit
imate child, and other necessary docu
ments were sent to Berlin. Consul-Gen
eral Edwards admitted the story as sub
stantially correct, and placed tne mat
ter in the hands of one of the most emi
nent lawyers of Berlin.
One important question involved is,
should the German or California law re
garding the legitimacy of the child pre
vail. The father died" in Germany, and
it will take some trouble to make Ida a
legitimate Baroness Yon Barnekow and
the legal heir. That this will be ac
complished, however, there is little
A Rich Seizure.
New York, May 29.—The customs
officials made a seizure today of the
richest assortment of goods that has per
haps ever been taken in this port. The
property was found in the trunk of W.
T. Smith, a passenger on the .'steam
ship Lahn. Everything in the trunk
was of the finest quality, and of a class
never before seized, consisting of cups,
saucers, spoons, etc., made of solid gold.
Their value has not yet been ascer
Miller Is All Right.
San Francisco, May 29. —A dispatch
from Los Angeles recently spoke of the
mysterious disappearance of Captain
George W. Miller, a well known resident
of that city. It was said that his friend's
and relatives in that city were quite
alarmed at his prolonged absence. The
alarm is needless. Miller is in San
Francisco at a down town hotel. He
has been here some days.
The Czar ln Moscow.
Moscow, May 29. —The czar and czar
ina and the Grand Duchess Xenia ar
rived today. They drove to the Krem
lin, receiving enthusiastic greetings
from the dense crowds that lined the
route. The discovery of four large boxes
of dynamite in the customs department
cf the French exhibition, last Sunday,
waa in part the reason for the delay of
the royol party in coming.
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