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LOS ANGELES : FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1893.
PROF. BRIGGS CAST OUT.
Sentence Pronounced on the f
Alleged Heretic, ]
Suspended from the Ministry ,
Till He Recants. ]
The Defendant Refused to Accept a !
Be Will Abide by the Doctrines He Bai
Avowed—Lane and Union Bern- .
lnarlee Placed Under
By the Associated Press. 1
Washington, June L—Having decided
that they bad a heretic on their hands,
in the person of Dr. Briggs, the firot
thing for the Presbyterian general as
sembly to do tbis morning was to con
sider what should be done with him.
The committee appointed to decide the
matter brought in the recommendation
of suspension from the ministry, and
tbe assembly adopted the report. Dr.
Briggs has been suspended indefinitely,
and can only be reinstated on the re
cantation of tbe matter in his speeches
snd writings to which objection has
been made. It ia unlikely he will ever
FORMULATORB OF THE VERDICT.
On the convening of the assembly tbis
morning the moderator announced the
names of the committee to formulate
the minute expressing the sense of the
assembly as to tbe vote taken upon the
appeal from the New York presbytery in
Briggs' case. Rev. Thomas A. Hoyt of
Philadelphia was made chairman. The
other members were aa follows:
Ministers—H. W. Congden, Nebraska;
W. W. Harsha, Nebraska; I. J. Lucas,
Indiana; G. D. Baker, Pennsylvania; £.
P. Whallon, Indiana; Thomas Dewing,
Elders—John Randolph, Baltimore;
Thomas McDougall, Ohio; David Jack
son, California; E. T. Greene, New
Jersey; J. A. Curry, Kentucky; E. D.
Toe committee retired, and the as
sembly as a court adjourned, resuming
legislative business as an assembly.
Rev. John Dickson, chairman of the
committee of theological seminaries,
submitted a report. It said ln part:
mary, the trustees were compelled to
abolish the chair of practical theology,
owing to reduced income, thus requiring
the res'goation of Dr. Roberts, who was
the incumbent thereof. In the list of
professors the assembly finds the name
of Rsv. Henry Preserved Smith, D. D..
who in December last was suspended by
the presbytery of Cincinnati for un
soundness in faith. The board should
have accepted the resignation of Profes
sor Smith, or at least have relieved him
from the discharge of his duties. The
assembly, tbereior, is constrained to
withhold its approval and recommenda
tion of Lane seminary until the board
haa reconsidered ita action and remedied
'Ihe committee recommended that the
re-election of Rev. Charles A. Briggs, D.
D., by the presbytery of Newark as di
rector of the Union theological semi
nary at Bloomfield.N. J.,be disapproved
by this assembly.
A long and excited discussion followed
the presentation of the report, bnt the
question was finally put and the report
adopted in its entirety by a large ma
BRIOGS' PENALTY FIXED,
At the afternoon session, Dr. Craig
convened tbe assembly as a court to
hear the report of the committee ap
pointed to prepare an explanatory min
ute in the Briggs case. Rev. Mr. Hoyt,
chairman, called upon Dr. Baker, of a
sub-committee sent to interview Prof.
Briggs, to report the result of the inter
Dr. Baker said Prof. Briggs stated his
irrevocable determination to abide by
the declarations made in hiß address
before the assembly in his defense and
to continue to teach the doctrines there
At the request of Dr. Baker, Prof.
Briggs gave him an autograph letter
making such a statement, whereupon
Dr. Baker said the committee took
action which Mr. Hoyt would now re
port to tbe assembly.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT.
The report after reciting the proceed
ings in the case proceeds:
"This judicatory finds said final judg
ment of the presbytery of New York
erroneous, and it is hereby reversed;
and this general assembly finds that the
appellee, Charles A. Briggs, uttered,
taught and propagated views, doc
trines and teachings contrary to the
essential doctrines of the holy scrip
tures and standards of said Presbyterian
church, and in violation of the ordina
tion vows of said appellee, which said
erroneous views and doctrines strike at 1
the vitals of religion and have been in- I
duetriouely spread. )
"Therefore, tbis general assembly 1
does hereby suspend Charles A. Briggs, •
said appellee, from the office of minister '
in the Presbyteriancbnrch in the United ■
States of America, until such time as he
shall give satisfactory evidence ol re
pentance to the general assembly oi the
violation by him of said ordination vow '
as herein and heretofore found." f
The report of the committee was '
adopted and a vote of thanks given the !
committee for their services. The mo- :
tion for a vote of thanks provoked a few 1
Dr. Herrick Johnson of Chicago pre- J
aented a protest against the action of the
assembly on the inspiration of the holy
THE INSPIRED WORD. «
Rev. Dr. Young offered a supplement 1
to the report of the committee on bills
and overtures on the inspiration oi the j
scriptures, as follows: 1
Riisolvad. TJhAt tha BiUa. aa »«» 3
have it, in varioua translations and ver
sions, when freed from all errors and
mistakes of translators, copyists and
printers, iB the very word of God, and,
consequently, wholly without error.
It was unanimously adopted. Dr.
Sprague preeented for consideration a
protest against the action of the assem
bly in the Briggs case as being too se
vere a sentence for tbe offense of the
honored scholar named, as tending to
restrict the liberty heretofore enjoyed by
the office-bearers in the Presbyterian
Saratoga, N. V., was chosen as the
place of meeting of the BBsembly for
A recess until 7:45 p. m. was then
THE CLOSING SESSION.
At the evening session the records of
the varioua synods were reported and
approved, except thos* of Pennsylvania,
for incompleteness; of South Dakota,
for holding businesß sessions on Sunday.
The records of Wisconsin were approved
with 14 exceptions, which were ordered
sent to the synod for revision.
The various standing committees were
then discharged in due form, reporting
no further business. The nsual resolu
tions of thanks were adopted. Then in
eloquent phrases Dr. Craig made the
closing speech, and at 9:05 p.m. the
one hundred and fifth general assembly
of the Presbyterian church of the United
States in America was declared die
THE END IS NOT YET.
New Yoke, June I.—Rev. Charles
Briggs, D. D., returned from Washing
"Has the decision of the general
assembly in suspending yon from the
ministry made any change with your
relations with the union seminary?"
"None whatever," replied the doctor.
The professor and some of his friends
intimated, though, that the action in
Washington did not end the matter.
THIS LOST BONANZA. BELIEVED TO
A San Diego Man and Wife Find a Fab
ulously Rich Body of Ore After
Three Teara' Search In
San Diego, June I.—Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Ingram and Mr. Sfcabold, a Bap
tist clergyman of this city, leave in the
morning for a rich mine discovered by
Mrß. Ingram seven mont hs ago on the
depert, to more fully locate it and secure
to tlie propers, it .» rien«f«»cT Xa r.e'Y'.e
loat Pegleg mine. The ore assays $3500
to the ton and the vein is four feet wide.
Four claims have been staked off by
Ingram, each fully 1500 foet loDg, and
water is to be secured in abundance
close at hand. The location is given as
in the Cocopah mountains near the pro
posed route of the San Diego and
Phoenix railway. The present expedi
tion is merely to secure information
necessary to filing definitely upon
the claims already staked off. Mr.
and Mrs. Ingram have Bpent
nearly three yeara in the desert
looking for the mine, and were leaving
in October when guided to the mine by
an Indian. Ingram stayed at the foot
of the mountain, having little confidence
in the story of the Indian, but his wife
climbed to the place designated and
brought back such rich specimens of
ore that Ingram carefully prospected
the field and he is confident they have
a bonanza. They knew Pegleg Smith,
and received from his physician euch
information as to the location of the
mine they were confident it really ex
isted. Much excitement exists here
over the discovery.
DIOCESE OF CALIFORNIA.
Bishop Nichols Denied an Assistant by
the Episcopal Convention.
San Francisco, June 1. —After a very
warm discussion, lasting all day, tbe
Episcopal convention of the dioceae of
California refused to allow Bishop Nich
ols an aesietant bishop to help him in
hie clerical duties. The matter had been
referred to a committee of six members,
three of whom handed in a report un
favorable to the proposition, but recom
mended the employment of a sten
ographer and typewriter. Three mem
bers favored tbe appointment, as pro
posed by the bishop. Nearly every
clergyman took part in the debate, and
considerable feeling was manifest. The
clerical vote waß 34 to 14 in favor of the
muiority report, but the vote of the lay
mln was 12 to 10, with four delegates
divided, and aa the proposition lacked a
majority of all, it failed.
Pension Office Reorganized.
Washington, June I.—The pension
office has been reorganized. The fol
lowing appointments, among others,
were today made in the bureau of pen
sioha : A. A. Aspinwall of Pennsylva
nia, to be chief of the bureau of review,
I vice R. E. Dunraan, resigned; E. E.
Crab, of Washington, to be chief of the
middle division, vice W. L. Reynolde,
resigned ; George T. Ribole of New Jer
sey, to be chief of the western division;
John D. Kynston, of Minnesota, to be
chief of the record division, vice E. J.
Washington, June I.—Attorney-Gen
eral Olney said today he had issued
special instructions in two instances,
only, for the enforcement of the law
against Chinese. These instructions
followed in the line of the instructions
issued by the treasury department, and
applied to Chinese who were illegally in
thia country and not in violation of the
The world's fair will cause a rush.
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WORLD'S FAIR MATTERS.
Bad Weather Causes Slim
The "Old Kentucky Home" Ded
A Special Reception in the California
The Bleotrlo Building Thrown Open to
the Public —A Dazzling; Display of
Prismatic Colors— Suudny
By the Associated Press.l
Chicago, Jnne I.—The weather today
was worm and wet and exceedingly die
agreeable; This operated to keep the
attendance at the world's fair down to
about 30,000. There were numerous
attractions for the day, among the fea
tures being the opening of the "Old
Kentucky Home"; the opening of the
children's building, the German section
of machinery hall, etc.
THE CHIEF ATTBACTIONS.
A large number of Kentuckians was
present at the dedication of the Ken
tucky building, including Gov. John
Young Brown and many representatives
ot the State Press association. The
building was turned over to the gov
ernor by the board of commissioners,
the governor accepting in a brief speech.
Following these ceremonies Mies Enid
Yangeli's statue of Daniel Boone was
The German section of machinery hall
was formally opened with ceremonies
under the direction of the imperial com
The building for the care of children
waa opened with simple ceremonies,
the programme being mostly carried out
A CALIFORNIA RECEPTION.
Preliminary to the formal opening of
the California building, a reception waa
beld today to specially invited guests.
The visitors were received by the state
commissioners, Bhown about the build
ing, then banqueted in the new Califor
nia restaurant. The secretary of the
state commission said his people aimed
to make the greatest exhibit of any state
in the union, and it was on account of
the magnitude of the work that the
building had not been completed some
Umebqforf,. , ~ ,tm ■■■iiWL"~'
From every conceivable nook and cor
ner in the electricity building, 30,000
electric lights gleamed tonight and
every machine and electrical apparatus
was in motion. It was the formal open
ing of the building. The effect of 450
arc lights and 35,000 incandescent lights
was heightened and intensified by ten
French marine search lights which re
volved on pedestals erected around the
French exhibit. The most beautiful
feature of the building ie a shaft 35 feet
high in the central part of the building.
Around it are arranged 10,000 incandes
cent lamps, giving the appearance of a
column of fire. The shaft is surmounted
by a large revolving prismatic globe,
illuminated on the interior with arc
lighta. There are 3000 prisms, and as
the globe revolves the effect is startling.
Vice-President King of the world's
fair committee on awards tonight wrote
a letter to the foreign commissioners
practically conceding their demands.
SUNDAY CLOSING ARGUMENT,
Jnstlee Brewer on the Bench With the
■ Chicago, June I.—Justice Brewer of
the United States supreme court sat on
tbe bench this afternoon and listened to
the arguments in the world's fair in
junction suit. Attorney Walker filed
an amended answer in behalf of the ex
position, in which it was claimed that
while the exposition received after
March 3d, some of the souvenir coins
provided for in the act of August 6,
1892, it denies that it had full knowl
edge of the passing of the act of March
3d, except such knowledge as might be
derived from the publication of the act.
It also says the defendant, not being in
formed of the construction that would
be put on the act by the secretary of the
treasury, in the latter part of March or
early April, communicated with him
requesting an interpretation. Tbe
answer waa not received until
late in April when the secretary for
warded a copy of the opinion of the at
torney-general. This advised the secre
tary to withhold 1570,880, part of the
appropriation of the act of August, 1892,
and in pursuance of it tbe defendant has
not received the sum.
Later in the day tbe attorneys for the
government submitted a certified copy
of the minutes of the meeting of the di
rectoraof March 22d, last, in which the
notification from the secretary of the
treasury was referred to a committee.
It was claimed that the acceptance o
the money by tbe exposition after it hac
knowledge of the construction placec
upon the act, stopped it from setting up
the plea of violation of contract.
United States Solicitor Aldrioh spoke
first for the government. Walker fol
lowed'for the exposition. Mr. High was
closing for the government when the
CHEAP PASSENGER RATES.
The Atchison * Cut Has Sat the Ball
Chicago, June I.—The inauguration
of cheap rates from Colorado and the
Missouri river started the ball rolling,
and there is now no telling where it will
stop. The Alton today announced it
would meet the Atchison rates, and that
they would be good westbound as well
as east bound. Furthermore its one-way
rates will be based on the cut round-trip
fares. The Atcbison promptly followed
suit and the Rock Island fell into line,
althauoh, it Wt, Omaha rataa untouched.
The Burlington made no official an
nouncement, but charged no more than
the others. The Albert Lea route has
made the round-trip rate between St.
Paul and Chicago $16, and on June 4th
the single trip will be made $8.85. The
Wisconsin Central haß done the same,
and other lines will probably follow.
The general passenger agents of the
Western Passenger association were
gathered in solemn conclave while all
this turmoil was being stirred up by
their respective roads, considering
means of settling the difficulty. Of
course they succeeded in doing noth
HALPIN'S FATAL SPREE.
An Old Miner Bhot by a Deputy Sheriff at
Needles, Cal., June I.—Pat Ilalpin,
an old miner, waa shot twice by Depnty
Sheriff Keyea yesterday afternoon. Hal
pin died laat night. Halpin had just
received money from ore sold from his
mines in Arizona, and was drinking and
gambling for several days. He and a
railroad man named Templeton bad a
few angry words. Haloin pulled his
gun on Templeton and commenced
firing. Templeton escaped without a
scratch. Halpin kept blazing away.
Jim Dngan, a companion, received a
wound in the shoulder, not serious.
Halpin ran around the corner after
Templeton, and stopped to reload his
weapon. Deputy Sheriff Keyes came
upon the scene and called on him to
throw up hia hands, when he pulled his
gun down on Keyes. Keyes fired two
shots, both taking effect with the above
Floods In India.
Calcutta, June I.—Reports from
Manipur say all tho rivers in the conn
try have overflown their banks, swept
away bridges and submerged villages
and fields. Dozenß of dead bodies were
floating down the Btream in every river.
At one point on a email stream 20 bodies
were recovered in three days.
EULALIA AT THE RACES.
THE SPANISH PRINCESS OOE9 TO
She Wins 8100 aud Present! It to an
Orphan Asylum—Whitelaw Reld
Gives a Dinner to the
New York, June I.—Princess Eulalia
went to the raceß today at Morris Park.
, The people on the grand Btand clapped
! their hands as she took a Beat, but that
1 waa too tame a proceeding for the crowd
1 in front. One loud-voiced chap shouted
yelled and infte"""' 1
j The princess was much interested in
I the races. Howard Carroll gave her a
| tip on St. Florian, and, acting on her
instructions, placed $40 on tbat horse at
odds of 3to 1, St. Florian came in sev
President Forbes then invited the par
ty over to the club house, where an elab
orate luncheon was served. The princess
was in good humor, and after coffee was
eerved and the men lit their cigars, she
lighted a cigarette and puffed away in a
most nonchalant manner.
A bet was placed for the princeßa on
the fifth race, and when Chorister came
in tbe winner, it waa announced that
the princess had won $100, and she pre
sented it to the Catholic orphan asylum.
Commander Davis wrote a iengthy
letter to Mrs. Potter Palmer of Chicago
today, in which he gave explicit in
structions as to how the infanta should
be received in Chicago.
The princess and suite dined this
evening with Whitelaw Reid at hia
handsome residence. The company wbb
a notable one. Among the guests were
Archbishop Corrigan. Spanish Minißter
Muruaga, ex-Vice-President Morton, ex-
Secretary of the Navy Tracy, Mayor and
Mrs. Gilroy, Gen. Horace Porter. About
50 invited gnests came in for tbe evening
and were presented to the infanta.
Much Damage to Property and Some
Loss of Life.
Forest City, Ark., June I.—A cyclone
laat night destroyed the reaidence of
Mrs. Thomas, killing her and her eldest
daughter. Other members of the fam
ily were badly injured. All the houses
in the path of the cyclone were demol
ished or unroofed.
Camden, Ark., June I.—Meagre re
ports from points in Columbia connty
are to the effect that a disastrous cy
clone paaaed over there last night. The
wind cut a awath 40 miles wide. Dam
age was done to all property in tbe
track of the whirlwind. No loss of
life is reported, tbe people fleeing to ex
cavations and ravines.
The Treasury Situation.
Washington, June 1. —Owing to the
extra work necessitated in the transfer
ring of the office of United States treas
urer, the figures necessary to prepare
the monthly statement could not be
compiled today, but will be issued to
morrow. The total net gold in the
treasury is about $92,000,000, but the
showing on the books ia greater and the
amount stated in the debt statement
will be greater, as the exports of gold
made in the early part of the week have
not yet been taken up in cash; this
leaves the so-called gold reserve invaded
$8,000,000, and rhe indications point to
further shipmente of gold on Friday and
Saturday tbis week.
Chicago, June 1.--The American In
stitute of Homeopathy today decided to
meet next year at Denver. Regarding
the proposed Hahnemann statue at
Washington it was decided tbat the
moat distinguished artist that could be i
secured should be employed in the con- i
struction of the monument. The vari
oua state societies have appointed com- ■
mittees to raise the necessary fund. 1
The Epsom Grand Prlxe. t
London, June I.—The Epsom grand
prize today was won by Tanderages;
Raeburn, who ran third in the Derby t
veaterdftv. second; Harbinger, third. U
SUICIDED IN WESTLAKE.
THE SAD FATE WHICH OVER
TOOK HISS MORTIIIER LAST
NIGHT WHILE TEdPORARILY
DERANOED BY ILLNESS.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A FIRM ANNEXATIONIST.
Ex-Minister Stevens on the
He Says the Islands Should Be
Not to Take Them In Would Be An
The El-Dlplomat'B Address Before tha
Salt Francisco Chamber of Com
merce—Plain Talk About tho
By tho Associated Press.!
San Francisco, June I.—Hon. John
L. Stevens, ex-United States minister to
Hawaii, addressed the chamber oi com
merce of this city today on the subject,
"Hawaiian affairs and their relation to
the interests of the United States." A.
large number of business men were
present and gave tbe speaker an ap
preciative reception. At tbe close of
the address a resolution was adopted
favoring the speedy annexation oi tbe
Mr. Stevens, in relating his first im
pressions upon Hawaii, said he had not
been long in Honolulu before he per
ceived how thoroughly an American
city it was and how predominating were
all American interests on the islands.
He found an intelligent body of citizens
of American and European origin, sup
porting a semi-barbaric monarchy, dead
in everything but its vices; coarsely
luxuriant in its tastes and wishes and
spreading social and political demoral
ization throughout the islands.
The speaker then related incidents in
the career of the deposed queen, Liliuo
kalani, and charged her not only with
personal immorality, but also with hav
ing, by unconstitutional and arbitrary
methods, secured the adoption of cer
tain measures, ench bh tbe opium and
lottery bills, and recited her attempt to
promulgate a new constitution, which
finally aroused the respectable element
of tbe community to action.
Mr. Stevenß then reviewed in deta'l tbe
circumstances of tbe revolution and the
overthrow of the queen last January,
and the subsequent establishment of the
provisional government. He spoke of
the danger of riot and incendiarism at
the time of the revolution; tbe fact that
there was no adequate uoaica "" a *' i, »
IdoHolnln vl ""' * n s T'l )ea l waß ac
! coroTngiy made lor the landing of men
| from the United States steamship Boa
' ton. In this connection Mr. Stevens
said in part:
I "Under diplomatic and naval rules, the
United States minister and naval com
mander would have shamefully ignored
their duty had they not landed men of
the Boston for the security of American
life and property and the maintenance
of public order, even had the committee
of public safety not requested us to do
bo. The Boston's men stepped not an
Inch from the line of duty; they never
lifted a finger in aid of the fallen mon
archy or the rising provisional govern
ment. All assertions to the contrary,
by whomsoever uttered, are audacious
The remainder of Mr. Stevens' address
was a plea for tbe annexation of the
islands by the United States. In speak
ing of the desire of the provisional gov
ernment in this matter, he said tbat
without the expenditure of a single
American dollar they offer this rich
prize; tbis splendid possession of the
Pacific, to the American government, in
trust for the American people. He con
tinued, in part:
These islands for 70 years have been
carefully watched by American states
men and nursed by American patriotism.
American merchants and American
coat bounty have fostered their pros
perity. By the contiguity of interests
of water and of necessary laws of inter
communication, they belong to tbe
American system pf states. For strateg
ical and commercial purposes they are
more valuable to the United States than
Cyprus, Malta and Bermuda to Great
Britain. So Adams and Webster, Clay
and Marcy saw many years ago. So
Seward and Blame clearly perceived at
more recent dates, and so Bayard and
Cleveland must have understood when
they issued their instructions July 16,
1887, to Minister Merrill and the naval
commander, holding them responsible
for public order and American life and
property and American predominance
at Honolulu. Clearly President Harri
son and the foreign relations commit
tee of tbe United States Senate saw the
great value of Hawaii when they gave
their signatures to the treaty of annexa
tion. On those islands is established an
American colony, with a solid basis of
Speaking of tbe attitude of the native
Hawaiians on the subject of annexation,
Mr. Stevens said the question at issue is
not tbe race of the white man against
the native Hawaiians, as it has been re
ported. The supporters of annexation
are the more responsible of the whites
and tbe best of the native Hawaiians.
The opponent* of annexation are chiefly
the less responsible of the native Ha
waiians, led by white adventurers.
In closing, Mr. Stevens said: "I do
not believe that tbe administration of
President Cleveland will neglect this
great American opportunity, careful and
cautious as it is its duty to be, but iv
due time and at an early date. I believe
it will not fail in its great duty to tbe
American people. It will not postpone
tbat which cannot be long postponed
witbout danger and without putting
loyal American friends in the Hawaiian
islands to grave anxieties and grave
perils. These islands will be accepted
and placed among the jewels of Amer
ica's future crown of empire and glory.
Failing to accept this valuable prize
would surely bring our statesmen to the
bar of history with an indictment of
blundering criminality from which
tnere could be no escape."
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