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TELE AKGtTb. FRIDAY, MArY 20 181
At a Session of the Presbyterian
A CONSFICUOUS FIGURZ LAID LOW.
Judge S. 31. lr-rkc-iirllKr Strirkc-n Jn.l
H Ul t'omplrted a Spmh on the
HfmjrCiw-Hnrl DIm-h I'm an
Knl tv-. a IUtinirciUh-l tarerr Flow
er Iiitrncleil for a llanqnrt 1'aml to
Iterorat a I'nnrral Train Thr IIm-ui-ftlon
oVref. Brigs' Dot-trine.
DetkoYt, May 'JO. (J rim death put a suil
den anil imful stop to the cU-lwte in tltp
PreKhyterian nwfiulily yesterday over the
Bribers fae hy hushing forever t lie voice
of one o the -ck-lviterx jnt at the close of
lti kk-vo1i.' .Judk'e S. M. lircxkenri.lKe,
one of tbv most conspicuous figure in tlie
a.eml)I7va the victim, and his startling
takinx oil cat a vrloom that was dramatic
over thf whole laxly of oomniissiouers.
.Tuclpe Bm kenrid).-e had just completed
hi remitrkH on the Brings case and turned
toward the clerk's desk when lie gasped
and fell insensilile. He was cnrriel to an
ante-room and attended hy Pr. Yeonians.
but expired in a few minutes, the cause
of death bc-int; heart disease. The dcliate
as disi'ontinut-d at once, the Imnijtu-t set
for last nitfht postponed, and a memorial
service ordered instead.
I'reim ration for the Fnueral.
A committee consisting of the Kcv. F. I
Pat ton. ti. S. Hays, ( A. Dickey and H.
P. Smith and KIder George .Tunkin, .1. J.
McCo..kand K. V. C. Humphrey wasap
Hiiitel to take chaiire of the remains and
prepare a minute to lie prevnted to the
assernl.ly. While awaiting the rejiort of
the committee on funeral the assembly lis
tened to remarks on the character of .Jmlce
Breckenridire. prayer were otTcretl. the
Scriptures read and hymn sum:. The fu
neral committee accept eil lieu. Aider's
tender of hi private car to take the UmIv
home, and the remain were liii.H-l to St.
Liouis n-t ni:ht. .Iut l-fore he la-gati hi
lat speecli .India- Hrec kenriilge was con
versing ith Kev. Ir. Yermilyea, delegate
of the Itcfoiim-d Kt.ivopal church, speak
ini: of hi wife and children, and made an
apM.iritiin i!t with I)r. Verinilyea to lunch
t.nrethi r t..-;.iy. The sad incident entirely
upset tin- asscmlily. and after arranging
for the funeral the asscnil.ly adjourned.
!Siiniiiet I'loMrrs for the Head.
Tlie thiwer which had l-en provided for
the Uii.ii;(t were ' Used to decorate the
special train provideil ly ttovenior Al
ger to carry Judge Ilreeketiridge's re
main' with the special committee to St.
Louis. The prayer nieetitn: at the Fort
Street church last night wa largely iktii
piel with reminiscence of thejmL-e, the
tone of the meet ing was tender and sub
dued. tiffed on the Discussion.
"Without" question the effect of the sad
occurrence will lie Imth to oU-r and soft
en the discussion-of the IJrigirs iUetion.
It will uls,, prolmhlv tend to vtire a tinal
vote upon it earlier than was e.ected.
Judge iireckeuridge's ' last solemn and
earnest words as to the alisolute necessity
of net ing now. if at all or ever, on the ap
pointment or transfer of Dr. Itriggs will
have great weiirht with thoe who hoped
that there might lie some way for the as
sembly to take more time for deciding what
sketch of the .lulce Life.
Judge S. M. Breckinridge represented
the Missouri synod a- one of the elders.
He was !orn in Baltimore. Md.. Nov. a,
.. and was educated at the I "n ion col
lege. New York: tenter College. Ken
tucky, and at Princeton. He wa gradu
ated at the law school at Ijcxtiigtoti, K;-n-tucky..
and settled at St. Louis in lw"-",
where he ha ince resided. In 1.4 and '.V
he was in the state legislature, and in 1."!'
he whs elected judge of t he circuit court.
He became elder of the Second Presbyterian
church in 1TI. mid in W4 was a memlier
of the general assembly which met in this
city. In 1T fie was a member of the gen
eral assembly's committee on there-vision
of the Iswik of discipline. He was a meni-b-r
of the assemblies of li. j. and lsxi.
OPENING THE BRIGGS' CASE.
Ir. I 'at tun anil Judge Itrec kenriclge loi
There was a large and interested audi
ence in the Fort Street church when the
Presbyterian assembly met yesterday. It
was expected that the Brigg heresy case
would lie the subject of an all-day debate,
and so it would have lieen had it not la-en
stopped by the dramatic death of Judge
Breckenridge. Little attention was paid
to the preliminaries, the reading of the
minutes could scarcely lie heard owing to
the hum of excited conversation, and
nothing claimed attention until the report
of the committee on theological semin
aries was taken up as the sjiecial order,
and the case was formally before the as
Dr. rat ton Open tV'ight.
As Dr. Put ton aroe to'btyiu the discus
sion the hum ceased, and perfect stillness
reigned, except for the voice of the speak
er, who. however, is not a man with com
mandiug voice, and he could not fill the
chamlier. He said he would like to elim
inate from the deluite the personal ele
ment. He recognized the learning of Pr.
Briggs. He was his friend. So far as the
directors of thu seminary were concerned
he could not see how this report could lie
considered a reproach. They elected
Briggs in good faith, and could not lie
blamed for the man's subsequent utter
ances. The real question was, whether th?
assembly had any constitutional right to
veto a transfer of a professor from one
chair to anot her? The inference was that
the right existed. The assembly was the
supreme adjudicatory of the Presbyteriun
church, and could not shirk the reioiisi
bility of putting a construction upon that
The Seminary's Kecourse.
Union seminary could take the assembly
into the courts to test the validity of thut
interpretation of the contract. The gen
eral assembly should not surrender any of
its rights. He pleuded that the appoint
ment of a committee, as contemplated by
the report, was a recognition of the rights
f the directors. The conference of com
mittees might bring a solution of t-e.
whole question by settling which party
watt right in its construction of t he con
tract. If theyctwiM not settle it thus.it
could lie arbitrated. If an appointment
was not acted on ut once, it should be put
out of the power of the assembly to hold a
threat over a man for yearn. . Technical
disapproval must be expressed.
Hr.KK I'nsafe Man.
Kbcty-three presbyteries had asked that
Dr. Briggs' uncertain position on dog
matic points should be inauired it to.
AY as this the kind of a man who should be
confirmed by even passive action He
ciatnied that Dr. Briggs and his friends
not being able to understand and expl tin
th it which appeared in the inaugural, he
was an unsafe man to be confirmed. Ke-n,
cold, merciless as a surgeon. President
Patton dissected the theories of his anUig
onists, pushing his blade to the bone at
every thrust. The same self-control, the
same intellectuality and grip which
marked his historic prosecution of P:-o
fessor Swing, was in his great speech yes
J mice Hreekenrlclsje'ii Last Speech.
Judge S. M. Breckenridge, of St. Ixiu s,
said he had lieen urged to speak of trie
legal phase of the question. Union seti
inary, in INTO, had of its own will con e
under the power of the assembly, so far is
the disapproval of professors" was coi
cerned. The assembly had no right to a
prove. It had only the right to disa p
prove. If not exercised at the meeting
following election it was abrogated. This
made the duty and right of assembly tl e
under the law very clear. There was lo
power to delay action.
Only Three Alternatives.
There were only three things that could
be done either disapprove, do as the com
mittee had cone, or refuse to disapprove
Dr. Briggs and send the matter back to
the directors liecause the proceedings were
irregular. The question of kindness did
not require the assembly to go as far as be
traying a great trust. It was a goodrul?
never to give reasons for a judicial act un
less compelled to, and then make them a
briefas possible. The doubt as tothepo
sit ion of Dr. Briggs was good ground for
diapproval. A the judge closed the aw
ful event th-'t robU-d the assembly of one
of its brighest lights, anil changed contro
versy to mourning, took place ami stopper
fun her proceeding.
DEFENSE OF THE ACCUSED.
Prof, smith KeTcrs to Some Precedent.,
A Defender of ltrigg.
Professor Henry Sihith. of l.me Theo
logical seminary, sMike first in defense
ot Dr. Krigg. He said that it was
doubtful whether such an assembly is able
to judge of other than doctrinal qualifica
tion. Dr. Briggs wa an able teacher,
piritual. am! piou. The assembly ought
to go slowly. ThesjH-aker laid the blame
for the whole trouble on the religious
press, which, after publishing a syllabus of
the now famous inaugural, had condemned
its author. Dr. Briggs had published r'oiu
b'mks of acknowledged weight whv try
him by a syllabus? The-secund charge", tl it
he is unsound, may lie liased upon misuu
other Pre: terian Ini reiliiloii.
Prof, or Smith quoted John Owens, a
Westminster divine, to prove that at that
time they did not believe in the iuerram y
of t he transmission of scripture in a very
different way from Dr. Briggs' notion. He
instanced published views of IYofessor
Wai field. of Princeton, as to the last verses
of Mark, and some other passage, which
at one time would have lieen considered an
attack upon the Bible. Hi- quoted '!ie
passages of the c-oiifessjim that pointed to
a limited atonement and that uiiouT ele:-t
infants, and said, "the revision recently
recommended by your committee woi.lii
not very long ago have In-en considered
An Attack on the Doctrine.
He continued: "The doctrine of the
Presbyterian church i. that every minute
ininy human tieing drop into the un
speakahle and unending to-morrow of
hell. Think of this awful lielief you
can't do it ami keep out of the lunatic
aslum. I think most of us have a secret
hon- that in sutne way God wiH find a way
out .f this. If Dr. Briggs can find this in
the Dible. let us lie glad. On a strict con
struction of the confession, of course, he is
wrong, but will you who mean to make
such a radical change of our confession as
to say that all infant are saved not leave a
little margin for Dr. Briggs?"
An Advocacy of l:elicncv.
Dr. Dic kie, of the board of directors ot
Union seminary w hich elec ted Dr. Briggs
to his place, was something of a disap
point inent in his failure to back Briggs as
strongly as had lieen looked for. He said
he saw no sene in condemning him. He
wa an ant i-Briggs man in the sense of
deploring that inaugural address and
other utterances by Dr. Briggs. The ques
tion was what should lie done in exjiedi
ency. using the word in the sense in which
Paul used the word expedient.
Anonymous Opposition to Itrookft.
Boston, May iKt. Anonymous circulars
and paper mailed from Boston have lieen
received by memliers of the standing com
mittee of the several Kpiscopal dioceses of
the country, whose duty it is to pass upon
the confirmation of Dr. Brooks as bishop
of Massac huetts. The docume nts pro
fess to give information regarding Dr.
Brook' opinions and standing, which in
formation i said to lie in many respects
false and misleading.
A singular Chain of Arc-iclent.
Bkavki: Falls. X. Y.. May.t. A singu
lar chain of accidents attended five littie
lioy at this plac-e Wednesday. In the
morning Lewis Tuc ker. Steve Murry, Dan
iel Creenwood. Charlie Caruthers, and
llobctl Partington played together until
they separated for dinner. By night Mur
ry had broken an arm by falling from a
hay loft: Greenwood had broken an arm
by falling off a stump in the woods; Tuck
er had found a cartridge, and while pound
ing it with a stone it exploded and man
gled one hand terribly: Partington whs
shot through the shoulder by an Italian
loy who was fooling with an old pistol,
and ('arm hers was suffering from a lot of
crushed fingers, having lieen caught in a
cogwhetd at the water works.
The Score on the Diamond.
('IllC AC.o, May IS. Following is the
Li-ague record on the ball field yesterday:
At Chicago New York 2, Chicago 8; at
Cincinnati Philadelphia 0, Cincinnati 4;
nt. Cleveland Brooklyn 3, Cleveland 4;
Pittsburg-Boston game postponed rain.
Association: At LouisvilU Louisville
2. Athletic T; at St. Louis St. Louis 14,
Washington 4; Columbus-Baltimore and
Cincinnati - Boston games postponed
Western: At Kansas City Denver 9,
Kansas City 10; at Milwaukee St. Paul
3, Milwaukee 10: at Minneapolis Sioux
City ti, MinueajKilis 7; at Omaha Lincoln
V, Omaha 4.
No SocluliNts Need Apply.
ScoTTtiALE, Pa., May 211. The 2,000 So
cialists iu the Connellsville coke region
who took an active part in the late strike,
must go. Instructions have lieen received
by the superintendents of the coke com
panies to dispense with their services.
When any oi them apply for work they are
told, "This company has no use for An
archists." Some of the men have changed
their names in the vain hope of obtaining
emph iy ment.
SAVING TILE SEALS.
John Bull' Meets the Proposals
of Uncle Sam
THE COMMONS TO TAKE ACTION
By ranking a Law I'rovicling for a Close
Season The Outlook Ooocl for m Settle
ment of the Vexed Question by the
Two Nations Joining in Protection for
the Seal War Vessels In ltehring Sea
Canadian Sealers Not Pleased.
AVAsniXGTos CITY, May 29. The Behr-
ing sea matter is rapidly approaching a
solution, and the indications now are that
Great Britain and the United States will
act in concert on the fisheries question. A
dispatch was received at the state depart
ment yesterday from Minister .incoln at
London to the effect that Goschen had
given notice in the commons that to-day
he would introduce a bill the provisions of
which would enable her majesty's govern
ment to prohibit the catching of seals in
the waters of Behring sea for a period
which would be specified in the bill. The
move made in parliament by the English
government is regarded in official circles
here as an evidence that Great Britain is
willing to accept, with a few modifica
tions, the proposals of the United States
to join hands in preventing poaching in
Behring sea. The United States is willing
aim anxious to stop it.
Comment of Secretary Koster.
i nere are now nity vessel, most ly Cana
dian, in Behring sea, fitted put and active
ly engaged in seal tishing. The president.
Secretary Tracy and Secrejary Foster were
engaged most of the afternoon in discuss
ing the lisherics question. "I have lieen
talking little else than the seal question
during the p-'st week," said Secretary Fos
ter, after he came from tlie conferen-x? at
the executive mansion. -I have been in
formed." he continued, "of the action of
the British government, and it looks as
though they would accept our proposi
t ions." Secretary Foster further said that
he was afLiiu that the British government
was a lin'.e I tie in taking action, but if the
motion submitted by Goschen went
through parliament within a week.
and a vigorous warfare wa niadeon poach
ers, much good could still be done.
A Nsval Patrol in the sea.
It i stated that there are now in Behring
sea four liritish men-of-war. and that the
tinted States could send up ill all about
tie vess, ,s. These nine vessels could do
pretty effective police work in patrolling
toe m.i. w l.ich the seals use in their migra
tory trips to the seal islands. The area
now occupied by the Jioachers is estimated
at almut 4'i square miles. The fog in that
sec tion ,f the world is represented by na
val officers as very dense at t his seas-in of
the year, which makes the policing of th
sea most difficult, but which alo operates
tn prevent the jtoachers from sighting seals
at any considerable distance from their
ship. hile all these olistac les are noint
edout. it is -bought that the joint patrol
oi i treat liri.ain and the I mted State
will have a good moral effct.
A KICK FROM THE SEALERS.
They Propose to llvade Any Law That
May He Pased.
ioui. .iay -.-.. a dispatch from
Yictoria. B. C says that great excitement
prevails t her? over the proposed action cf
"he British government to prohibit Brit
sh subjects from catching seals in Beh
ring sea during a proposed closed season
;.nd that sealers ojienly propose to evade
i ny law that may lie passed on the su1-
;ect. 1 he feeling in London and Liver
pool among merchant interested in the
t-eal fisheries i very strong again the pro
posed measure, and the government is
freely denounced for a cowardly surrender
t ) tlie I lilted states.
"What a Liberal Think.
Sir Kdwiird Heed, a prominent Liln-ra,
Slid last night that the government
s-enied to lie clearing its decks for ap
proaching complications in Europe, and
e-idently did not intend to have an Amer
ican quarrel on hand when Eurojiean
tioubles were threatening. Gen. Allen
si. id that the Canadians might get better
terms now than later on. should England
become involved in a foreign war. Gen.
Allen thought the liest thing for the Cana
dians was to acquiesce in any course that,
tl e government should deem liest. no less
for their benefit than that of the Ameri
cans. Myra Clark C.aines Will Case.
New Yokk. May ".. Surrogate Abliott.
of Brooklyn, has handed down his decision
in the celebrated Myra Clark Gaines will
contest, in which over 1.000,nOO is in
vo veil. The surrogate declared that the
wi.l of .Tan. P 1Y made in Xew Urle.'ins
on the day 1 afore Mrs. Gaines died, and
wl ich made Marie P. Evans sole execu
trit. is a forgery. He declares the will
which names William A. Wilder and
James T. Christmas a. executors is legal
and admissable to proliate.
The Situation at Wave-land.
Wavelakd, Ind.. May l There is
nothing new in the strike situation on the
Midland railway. Over 1.000 strikers are
on guard. Work of all kinds is suspend
ed. People are flocking into town, and
the sheriff is powerless. If he succeeds in
mo- iiig a single car it will be by the aid of
t he military.
f'nnrrul of .Indgp Taft.
C m iNATI. May The f uneral seir
ices of Judge Alphotiso Taft took place at.
2 o'c loc k Yesterday afternoon at. the old
hon estead of the family. 14 Mason street,
Moi ut Auburn. Kev. George A. Thaver
officiated. The interment took place in
Spriug Grove cemetery.
It itish and Portuguese Fight Again.
Li iBON, May 29. Xews has arrived here
froit Loureuzo Marquez, South Africa,
that another 1 tattle has taken place be
tween the British and the Portuguese.
This time the scene of the engagement was
on tl e luinks of Bemlie river. The British
Another Failure In Leather.
Boi ton, May 29. W. and J. M. Bent,
lioot and shoe manufacturers, of Cochitu
ate, Mass., are financially embarrassed,
and .vill probably settle through insol
vency. Their liabilities are estimated at
150.(00. The assets are machinery, the
factoi y, and the real estate.
MacIonald Not Seriously III.
Ott aw a, Ont., May 29. There is no f oun
datiot for the report that Sir John Mac Don
ald is critically ill. Sir John is suffering
from ii cold and although in a weak condi
tion h nevertheless able to attend to pub
lic but iness at his home.
Tor Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Bogs, Hogs,
AND POULT BT.
SOOPare Book i Treatment of Aalmala
and Chart Seal Free.
A.A. 3 Spinal Meat neiti, Milk Fever.
H.H. t rain. LtneDm, Kbrinatiin,
t'.C.lMsiemper, Nasal Discharge.
I. . Bota or Grata, Werma.
K. E..( ousan. Heave, l'nransnla.
F.F. ollc or liriaea, Bellyache.
O.4. Yliscarrtaae, Heaorraaaen.
H.H. t'rlnary ana Kidney Diseases.
.I.-Eraptivo DiHeaaes. Manse.
J.K. Disease of Digealion, Paralysl.
Single Bottle (over SO doses), - - .go
Stable Case, with Bpc-ctflm, Manual,
V etertuary Core Oil and Medicaior, $T.OO
Jar Veterinary Care Oil, - . 1.00
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l i tivi-i-ure tr v t'ftk Mi-m.irv
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This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
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This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
The Plat will be readv in a few davs.
Wc are opening toe most complete line of Hardware tpedaltiea ever Oared la Back
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