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TilE AltGtJS, 'WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
CLOSING THE CASE.
Prof. Briggs Will Know His Fate
1 VOTE WILL BE REACHED DODAT.
She Ivfn1ant Hrinjs His Long Address
to a Conclusion with an Rloqusnt 1'len,
nil I'rmwtntor MrCook Take I'p the
Matlrr with Mnrh Vigor A Conpl of
Forgotten Matter Ileeeive Attention
nml the General Debate (Son on.
Washington, May 81. There vras anoth
er lare Htn'.icnce jiresi-nt at the Xew York
veuu? Presbyterian cliurc-h to lienrthe close
f the debate Unit means probably so much
for Presbj teiiaiiism. Dr. UrUgs had four
4our more for his defense and he ned it
eloquently. Some Kenoral business was
3rst tra saeteil, but the audience that
outside of the members of the assembly
T.EV. WIILIS GHF.KN CHAIR, P. D.
!M'iiI r.itor of tho Ass.'inl.ly.
packed the edifice wer- not much inter
tei in that, and waited impatiently for
;he Ilriirirs rase to fe renewed. At the ap
poiiTei hour the ru . hrator convemtl the
tssi-T.My as a court -i 1 Dr. l!rii:js re
sur.ad this nruuiut-ut and continued until
mid nfter the VI: " p. m. r.-ci-ss.
J"rrors in tbo Holy rriptnrp.
An;ei: !fd charge four, that Ir. lirics
taught that errors mr.y haw existed in the
Dtiinal text of the Holy Scriptures as it
;a:;;e from its authors, was considered at
lenu'u by the appellee, who went into de
tail on all the shades of meanins in which
his doctrine could le viewed. He admit
ted that the allegation that he tautrht that
irrirs may hare existed in the original text
of Holy Scripture as it came from the au
thors was fairly accurate, coins on to say
that the only errors he ever found or ever
recognized in Holy Scriptures had been
beyond the ranire of faith or practice, and
therefore they did trot impair the infallibil
ity of Holy Scripture as a rule of faith nnd
Controvert" Another C ains.
Dr. Bri-rgs said it was claimed that if he
reeoirnized errors in matters beyond the
rant-e f faith and practice he excit'-d sus
picion as to the infallibility of Holy Scrip
ture withiu the rane of faith and practice.
His accusers were tntitled to that opinion
fo- themselves, but they had no right to
force their opinion on rim. The confes
sion did net say "rule of all thmRs," but
"the rule of faith and practice." The
gacred writinixs were' not composed in
heaven by the Holy Spirit; they were not
sent, down from heaven by ancels' hands;
they were not committed to the care of
perfect men; they were not kept by a suc
rassion of perfect price's frotn that mo
ment until the present tim .
Krrnr Hail a First Kate Chunce.
"God pave His holy word to men in an
rntirely different wa-. lie used human
reason and all the d:f7i"u!ties of imperfect
human natures. He nml the voice and the
hands of imperfect men lie allowed the
sacred writings to he edited arid re-edited,
arranged acd re-nrrantred and re-arranged
again by imperfect srribes. It is evident
that I and others can hold that Holy Scrip
ture is 'the only infallible rule of faith and
practice,' and yet hold that there are errors
in Holy Scriptures in matters that do not
In any way impair its infallibility iu mat
ters of faith and practice."
Sanetlficatlon After Death.
Passing to the cbargo that he taught
that Kinctification is not complete at
death. Dr. Brigcs said that his doctrine
was clearly stated in the following words
of his inaugural: "There is no authority
in the Scriptures or in the creeds of Chris
tendom for the doctrine of immediate
Bauctificrtion at death. The only sanctifl
cation known to experience, to Christian
orthodoxy nnd to the Bible is progressive
anctification. Progressive sanctification
after death is the doctrine of the Bible and
the church." Dr. Brigps claimed the au
thority of the larger catechism as show
ine that there are three states in which
communion with Christ is enjoyed, name
ly: "This life, immediately after death,
and the resurrection and day of judg
ment." Not m Doetrlne of Scripture.
Dr. Briggs said he would endeavor to
show that the doctrine of immediate sane
tlfication at death was against the Holy
Scriptures. Nowhere in Scripture was
death the crisis for which men were to
prepare themselves. It was always the
day of judgment, the advene day, the re
surrection day, which was the goal of hope
or of fear, of aspiration or of dread, of
harvest or of doom. The Invariable state
ment of the New Testament was that the
second advent 'jof Jesus Christ was the
goal of sanctiScation. There was not
passage in the Bible that taught either
directly or indirectly immediate sanctifica
tion at death.
The Professor's Impressive Close.
Turning to the assembly, and raising
bis hands solemnly. Dr. Briggs concluded
his defense as follows: "I have endeavored
to explain myrview. I hold them sincere
ly and with all my heart. I hope they
are are set forth in Jloly Scripture. I know
many of them are set forth in the West
minster confession. I challenge vou before
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Itoxi to judge me ngntiy ana conscienti
ously. I challenge you before God to
judge me according to the record. I
challenge you before Jesus Christ to do
me justice in your judgment."
REVIEWED BY COL. M'COOK.
The Appellee's Arcnment oe Through
a Severe Kzamination.
Colonel McCook for the appellants began
his address al 3:40 p. m. He claimed that
the case before the presbytery was one of
fact and not of law; that the charges con
tained only matter which the defendant
admitted having uttered; and that the ver
dict should have been guilty. The case
was one which could not be decided by oc
casional polemics on Presbyterian doctrine,
but must be decided by the highest tribun
al in accordance with the constitution and
standards of the church. The defendant
had stood here and said: "Yes, the words
are mine, but I do not admit the facta
This was paltry quibbling. Colonel Mc
Cook said he would cite but one instance
of this. In charge eight the committee al
leged that Dr. Briggs had taught "that
tanctiflcation is not complete at death,
which is contrary to the essential ?octrine
ot the Holy Scripture and of the standards
of the said church that the souls of be
lievers are at their death at once mado
perfect in holiness." Dr. Briggs had ar
gued by the hour that the words "at once"
were not the equivalent of "immediately"
in answer to the eighty-sixth question of
the larger catechism.
In conclusion Colonel McCook said: "It
seems almost incredible that the appellee
after reaffirming so often the alleged er
roneous doctrines for which he has been
put on trial should appear before this
court with a series of orthodox statements
for the utterances of which he is not and
never has been on trial. The question is
not whether he has once or twice taught
what was orthodox. The trial is on the
doctrines of the inaugural address, which
are offenses against Presbyterian doc
trines. There is co room for obscurity
"The array of authorities which the ap
pellor has cited in opposition to the Presby
terian doctrine ;f Scripture is no doubt
imposing. I do not regulate my loyalty ac
cording to the conclusion of foreign doc
trinairies. In like manner those of us who
are loyal to the constitution of the Presby
terian church are not called on to alter our
views with respect to our Pres-bytcrHn
constitution ami doctrine at the bidding of
unbelievers, however high their position.
Oxfonl Episcopalians and Herman ration
alists do not interpret the Presbyterian
constitution and doctrine."
The prosecution took over four hours to
present its case, and when Colonel McCook
had closed it whs discovered that Decora
tion Day had fceon forgotten. The assem
bly then rose and sang "America," and then
it was also discovered that thus far no
especial prayer for the president of the
United States had been offered. Professor
Brown filled up this omission, and recess
to 7:45 p. m. was taken. Upon reassembling
Professor Brown spoke for the New York
presbytery. Kev. K, B. Booth, of that
presbytery, spoke against it, with regret,
he said. A number of other commissioners
spoke pro and con.
The assembly adjourned at 10 p. m.
with the speaking not yet done, but it is
expected that a vote will be reached today
ltoycott by Vnlted Presbyterians.
Mosmolth, 111., May 31. The United
Presbyterian assembly has unanimously
adopted a resolution declaring that the
opening of the World's fair on Sunday is
a "siu against our risen Lord," and that
therefore "we pledge ourselves not to pat
ronize the fair by our presence or other
wise." The Patrons of Husbandry was
placed in the tolerated class of secret so
cieties instead of the proscribed class as in
1S74. The report of the foreign missions
committee, which showed encouraging
progress, was adopted. Miss Carrie Bu
chanan, of Dts Moiues, was appointed mis
sionary to Egypt, and 100,000 appropriat
ed to missions.
AX hat Hie Lutherans Did.
Canton, O., May 31. The Lutheran
synod refused to receive the German Eman
uel synod until the applicants had adopted
the Lutheran doctriual basis. The rest of
the day was spent in discussion of the re
port of the bo.ml of publication.
WILL BE EXCOMMUNICATION.
Bat Mn. Jas. O. Illalne, Jr. I Married
Again All the Same.
New Youk, May 31. Mrs. James G.
Blaine, Jr., divorcee, has been married
again, this time to Dr. W. T. Bull, whose
skill saved her life when she was so ill that
others gave her up.and the wedding besides
possessing this romantic interest is much
discussed because of its effect on the re
ligion connection of the bride. Mrs. Bull
is a Roman, Catholic, and Dr. Bull is a
Protestant. So was youug "Jim" Blaiue,
but a dispensation was obtaiaad for that
This second matrimonial connection has
another ecclesiastical feature. Mrs. Bull
was an unmarried woman by the grace of
the courts, and Home permits no remar
riages in that case until one or the other
party is dead. The church rules are very
strict on this point, and the act of marrying
practically excommunicates the one diso
beying the church law. The anathema
ruarantba is not pronounced, but the of
fender is excluded from mass until the of
fense is removed.
A Vilne. Trie to suicide.
.Mitchell, Iud., May 31 Willis Bass,
th nrincinal .-itneoa in the Tow-Bass mur-
rler case, attemntod auicidt bv shooting
himself twice through the head and once
turougn me cuesi. una is a Droiuer oi
HniHiii 1 1 ii kill wnn vua en i tiia Q. n
prison for discharging a load of 6hot into
lue jaw oi iicury low. uass can live out
a few hours.
Mexico la "ProgreMlag."
Las Vegas, N. AL. May 31. One thou
sand uiembeii of a Mexican mob attacked
the jail, broke in the doors and lynched
the Indian Cecille Lucero. lie is be lieved
to have murdered Benegnio Martinez and
Julio Martiuez recently.
TIGERS SET LOOSE,
Fatal and Sensational Disaster
MENAGERIE AND CIECUS WRECKED.
Six Men Killed, Seven Badly Hurt and
the Wild Animals Uncaged and Many
Killed and Wounded Lions, Tigers and
Hyenas Abroad, but Most of Them Re
captured The Owner of the Show Suf
fers Loss of 100,000.
Altoona, Pa., May 31. The wreck of
the train carrying W. L. Main's circus
was in many of its features one of the most
sensational disasters that ever occurred on
the rail. There is in the first place a total
of six killed to make the accident a tragic
one and several others seriously wounded.
The killed are: Frank Crane, circus em
ploye, Indianapolis; William Lock, New
port, Ivy.: J. Strayer, Houtzdale, Pa.;
William Multainer, Gainesville, .; Will
iam Heverly, brakeman, Tyrone, Pa,; an
unknown man. Those seriously hurt are:
Willis O. Bannon. David Jone, Frank
Morse, William Evans, William E. Patch
ell, James William Haney and Louis
Champaign all residents of this state and
New York. Many others were slightly
A Terrible Time With tlio Animal".
But the novel features of the wreck were
those supplied by the animals, of which
there were a large number. They all got
out of their cages and many were wounded.
Two sacred oxen were killed to put them
out of their misery. A tiger killed a cow
of Alfred Thomas, a farmer. Thomas
killed the tiger with a rirto. Three lions
escaped, but one was captured immediate
ly. Another was lassoed aud tied to a
tree, biting the lassoer, James Chambers,
severely cn the hand. The other lion is at
large, but is the quietest of the throe,
A Tiger Somewhere in the Woods.
A tiger, water buffalo, hyena, bear, alli
gators, and a large collection of snakes got
away, but were captured. The elephants
and camels were uninjured. A black pan
ther, silver tiger, a lot of monkeys and
valuable birds are at large. Almost every
ring horse was killed. The total numler
of horses killed is forty-nine, with aH the
others cut and bruised. Mr. Main esti
mates the loss at 100,000. The cars were
sirty-five feet long, and built last year.
The show was said to be the third best
3-ring circus on the road.
Caught a llig Anarontla.
All the killed and injured except Cran.
and Heverly were helpers around the cir
cus and cook tents. The snake charmer
taught one of Lis big r.naeondas in the
bushes. The scene at the wreck is a dole
ful one. Cars, wagons and chariots are
smashed into firewood. The circus peo
ple are now encamped at the scene of the
wreck. The neighborhood is greatly
alarmed about the wild animals at large
but the show people say there is j:o ned
for fear. It took two hours' hard work to
reach Crane, who was buried in the ruins
of the ticket wagons. He was conscious to
the end, but died as soon as releaseiL
Seven Persona Fatally Injuretl.
Little Kock, Ark., May .il. Southern
Arkansas was visited by a destructive
storm. Houses, fences and trees were
blown away. The hotel at Guernsey,
Hempstead county, was demolished and
seven persons were injured, all fatally.
All wires in the southern part of the state
aie prostrated and the extent of the storm
cannot le ascertained.
SUSPENSION IN LUMBER.
S. n. Barker, m Large Dealer at Chicago,
CHICAGO, May 31. Samuel B. Barker,
one of the largest lumber dealers in the
northwest, has suspended business. The
recent tightness of the money market,
slow collections, and inability to dispose
of an immense stock of lumber were the
causes which brought about the suspen
sion. It is believed that Mr. Barber will
be able to resume business in a few weeks.
He was connected with several firms iu
Kansas City and Minneapolis. Mr. Bar
ker's assets will exceed his liabilities by
$50: ',000. There was no assignment made,
but the yard's were closed in order that
his affairs might be straightened out.
Grand Army InfeliritieR.
Chicago, May 31. Two exciting inci
dents are reported during Decoration Day
exercises. In this city Mayor Warner, of
Kansas City, and General John C. Black
locked horns. Warner denounced those
who said the tension lists were full of
frauds, and challenged the light on the
matter, and Black declared that many
were on the rolls who were unworthy.
At Eau Claire, Wis., Ex-Senator Spoon- j
er was interrupted by a veternan asking j
why Farnhaiu Post, at Brooklyn, had !
been mustered out and t-pooner responueil
with an excoriation of New York city, the
influence of whose money had caused the
post, he said, to disgrace itsself.
Civilization in Spain.
MADP.II, May 31. During a bull fight
at Gotafe, near this city, a crowd of men
and boys invaded the ring aid worried
the bulls. Two young men were gored to
death and many, others were injured
The public officials who were present made
no effort to interfere with the mob enter
ing the ring, or to protect theii from
the bulls. The spectators applauded and
cheered while the bulls charged the men
who were beating them. It is announced
that all who entered the ring will be pros
ecuted. Chess Player Laaker at Chicago.
CHICAGO, May 31. Herr Emanuel Lasker,
the noted chess master, has commenced a
week's exhibition at the Chicago Chess and
Checker club. Herr Lasker played eleven
simultaneous games against local cracks,
winning nine, drawing one, and losing one.
International Billiard Match.
London, May 31. Ives, the American
billiard champion, and Roberts, the Eng
lish cbauipiam, are playing a match here,
6,000 points up. The score for two nights'
playing is, Roberta, 2,001; Ives. 1,670. The
game is new to Ives.
Small-Pox at New York.
New Yokk, May 31. Four cases of
small-pox have been discovered by a health
board invpector in the family of William
Velopken, at 1505 Avenue "A." No doctor
bad attended the children.
Cornell Defeats Michigan.
Deteoit, May 31. Thirty-seven hundred
people saw Cornell defeat the University
of Michigan in a splendid eleven -inning
game here 5 to 2.
A Itomuiiit on the Krlggs Case.
Washington", May 31. Kev. Father Da
cey, of New York, is expressing himself
quite freely regarding the Briggs case. IHe
says: "I trust the ecclesiastical jury will
not execute this man either with a rope or
by electricity. Dr. Briggs, I hope, will pull
through. He is a scholar and an honest
man, and almost the only man practicing
on the basic principle of Protestantism
private interpretation of the Scriptures.
Catholics will not be frightened if science
should knock the bottom out of the Old
Testament. We have never claimed the
Bible as a rule of faith. Biblical scholars
in Catholic and Protestant churches would
not contend that Moses rote everything
in the pentateuch, or that David is the sole
author of the Psalms."
Michigan Solons Go Home.
LANSING, Mich., May 31. The final ad
journment of the legislature of 1893 has
taken place, and the record discloses that
of 1,523 bills introduced in the two houses
but 403 were passed at.d sent to the gov
eruor for his approval. Among the bills
approved by the executive were the bill re
quiring barber shops to be closed on Sun
day and the bill granting municipal and
school suffrage to women. The governor
has ten days yet in which to either approve
or pocket the bilis still remaining in his
The Pullman Konl Kace.
Chicago, May There were 350 parti
cipants in the Pullman road race Not
one, of the scratch men was in it. M.
Nessel of the Columbian wheelmen, won
the time record, r":17; M. Nelson, of the Co
lumbian, was first over the line in 55:44,
and Chas. T. Knisly, of the Illinois Cycling
club, was third iu 50:11 U-'t. The race was
au exciting one. The roads were dry aud
the day was fine as any one had a right to
Whisky Tru.t to Sell Honil.
PEOKIA, Ills., May 31. The directors of
the Distilling and Cattle Feeding company
met in this city. The session was pro
longed all day, ami was not broken up un
til late iu tlie evening. The conclusion
reached was to sell f J,(Xhi,00 of the H,000,
000 bonds recently issued, if possible, at 50
cents on the dollar. Thebondsaie secured
by all the property of the Trust. Greeuhut
has gone to Chicago.
Our New Minister to (Germany.
Bf.umn, May M. Hon. Thexlore Hun
yon, American liiini.-ter to (iermauy, has
been officially nv; iv
ollice. Hun. Will . hi
d at the foreign
W.dter Phelps, the
well at the
his dat: j: liter. .'
Fra! I'M i i
it::-! i r. It ide official fare-
u.'!:. 'i lie wedding of
- M.i: ia;i 1'helps, to Dr.
. i ., u:.i!i r secretary of
i. i i..e jiiac -on Thursday
The President Goes Hunting.
Washington, May 3 The president
has left Washington for Hog island, Va.,
accompanied by Mr. I. Clarke Davis, of
the Philadelphia Public ledger.
Pf.o;:ia, 111., May "A. Delegates from
typographical unions all over the state are
here, engaged in organizing a state typo
K worr.au, lovely woman. why will you fnfferfo.
Whj ln'si fu:h ij;n and anguirh. niul agony cf
Why don't yon sees the remedy-the one that's
ail the go
"All the go," bee une it mikes th; pains go.
As an invi'oratinj:, restorative tonic, foothir.g
cordial and bracing cervine, for debilitated and
feeble women gfterally. Dr. Fierce' Favositc
Prescription has no equal. It improves digestion
invigorates the ys'em, enriches the blood, dis
tal aches and puns, produces refreshing sleep,
dispels melancholy and nervousness and builds
up both the flesh and htrenth of those rednced
below a healthy standard. Pon't be put off with
some worthies s compound, easily, but dishonestly
recommended to be "just a good," that the dealer
may make more prcflt. '-Favorite Prescription"
Mr. J. C. Jones, of Fulton, Ark., tays of
"About ten years ago 1 con
tracted a severe case of blood
poison. Leading physicians prescribed
medicine after medicine, which I took
without any relief. I also tried mercu
rial and potash remedies, with unsuc-
:-.;ful ros'.'.H.l-nt w'tich "t rcr.tji:: r:: :-.r.
:;;:!Ck of mircu; i 1 euTnnt'.rr f
r.:. lo tr.y lite o:i cf u-zcr.y. ..f. r fu
- i-.'.cr four yer.r. I ?rrive i:v r-11 r i:'pi
cvniinot.cod usins? 16. S. S.
i .!;::iij wrc-nil bet:! i v . s cri.u.
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!;-iT3fagf is ho prv.t'vt ra. Heine for
iSsSif5 Mocci poL-er.ing: to-day o:i
Treatise on ivtm-l sml Pl;in risp.ie mailed
true. few ut Si'uuw Co.. Atlanta. Ua.
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MAN WASTED: SALARY' AND EXPESSES.
Permanent place : whole or part time. Ap
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ANTED TWO OR THREE MKNTOREP
rcsentonr well known house in this state.
Our men handle five or six lines of articles which
enables, us to pay handsome wages. Salaries
range from $75 to (125 month, according to ma
terial in the men. L. L.. May & Co., f-'-. Paul,
Minn., nurserymen, flortets, seedsman, seed po
tatoea. implements, etc.
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of Corsets and Waists, comprising all the
Our stock is a very large one, and is
placed in charge of an expert corset sales
lady, who takes great pride in showing hr
KLUG, HASLiEP, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenpmt.Iovri
Driffill & Gleim
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12. 14. 17o
While crranite plates, ;in 0:?e
. ' " (tin 0 Ic
.4 Tin t'.jo
side dishes c
eorered sugars 1.5.'
week. Everything must go. Come early ar.i
avoid the rush.
Prices al the Bee Hive Tins M
$6 75 jckr for
12 00 "
8 00 "
5 50 "
8 00 Cape
7 69 Velvet Cape, Sstin Lined
9 75 Clay Worsted Cape for
These same prices made throughout our entire 1m:
humbug. Come and see for yours. If, and compare th.-' ! ! "
other houses' prices. ...n
Just received an elegant line of Hats and Flowers tr-"1
, .. i t . o , .tv i"
arket for Decoration Dav, wlmli win a.. -
Call and see them.
Keeps tli1 finest line of
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
White pranite !.ak.-r-..
l. jt dih pan-
s in pic t in s
Fvprvthincr in the store will be skuichtered ihs
Geo. H. : Kingston
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