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Rock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, JUNE 1. 1893.
Single Copies Casta
Far Weak ISM Oaoto
In Tour Reach,
Within tbe Reach of All.
ye mean those Fine Suits
FOUND HIM GUILTY.
Professor Briggs Condemned
by His Brethren.
HELD TO HAVE TAUGET HEEEST
No such values ever offered before in this
city. We are offering new styles to this lot
every day. f ne people know when they
get a good thing, and are taking advantage
of it. YOU KNOW US. Follow the
crowd and trade at
HE LOW DO
Our selection ofnew designs for the coming seat
son is nearly fal in stock, and we feel confiden
your insnectibn will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken ad van t a e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity th c'loijest dasiua froai thi prod ict of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the vr-ry 1 j west prices. We iii.ioy u ily first class
workmen, and shkll be pleaged to receiva your ordara for Papsr Uaui i, Painting or
anything pertaining to interior Decorating;
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all colors
Picture Frames latest styles.
&. CRAMPTON fe GO.
Wholesale and .retail "book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Bock Island.
's Artistic Tailoring.
Tit Fashionable Farorica for Spring and Summer have
j. b. Dimmer,
52? "Call and leave your order
Bt kit Block Ojpobttx Haspxb Hotjsk:
Is Life Worth LiviDg?
That Depends Upon Tour Health.
Will cure yon and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Every Count In the Indictment in Which
the Main Quettion Was Involved Sus
tained, with a Respectable Minority
on'the Side of the Accused Brief Ex
tracts From the Remarks of the Com
missioners Procedure Explained.
Washington, June 1. The day vote
was expected on tbe Briggs case was an
Intensely exciting one in Presbyterian cir
cles here. Tbe church was early crowded
to Us capacity with people earnestly inter
ested in the proceedings. A succinct state
ment of the position of the case at tbe
opening of the session will be of interest.
Under tbe rules of the church governing a
trial such as the present there are four
parties having the right to be heard: 1
tbe prosecution, wbicb in this case is the
appellant; 2 tbe defense, which in this
case Is tbe appellee. Dr. Briggs; 3 the
commissioners to tbe general assembly
from the judicatory whose judgment is
being appealed from, -which in this case Is
tbe presbytery of New York 4 the mem
bers of the superior judicatory trying the
appeal, which is th general assembly.
The first three parties had been heard;
the fourth began having it inning when
the court convened In its sixth session. '
Calling the Roll of Aiwinbly.
The first thing done in the hearing of
this fourth party was calling tbe roll by
synods. As a man's name was called he
arose aDd spoke three minntes, that limit
having been agreed upon. There are five
gonnds of appeal and thirty-four specifica
tions. Each of these specifications will be
voted upon singly. At the end of the vot
ing on these the roll will be called upon tbe
general question "Shall the appeal be sus
tained?" If the appeal were not sustained
the voting on the specifications would go
for naught. But if sustained, it is equiva
lent to a verdict of guilty asa'.nst Dr.
Briggs. A committee is then to be ap
pointed to prepare a minute for submission
to the general assembly prescribing tbe
punishment to be meted out. There are
five things the general assembly can do in
such a case: They can ndmonish; they
can rebuke; they eat suspend; they can de
pose ot they can expel.
Specimens of the Speeches.
After a few preliminary arrangements of
no particular interest the clerk began the
roll, and those who desired had their fay
as their names were called. Elder Pur
nell, of Baltimore, said that if the assem
bly endorsed Professor Briggs it would be
entering upon a strange course, with a
rationalist for a helmsman, bound for no
man's land. He preferred the old Bible,
the eld chart, and tbe old ship of Zionnpon
which to set sail for heaven.
Captain Jocks, of San Jose, said that all
over tbfc, land ttrereKere young ministers
from Union seminary steeped in the fear
ful doctrine taught by Dr. Briggs. If the
professor knew, be said, of tbe damage be
was doing be would drop this thing and
would have done with it forever.
One Who Is Heartily Sick.
The sum and substance of the whole first
charge, said Rev. Charles Fueller, of Gun
nison presbytery, Colo., was that Dr.
Briggs had used the word "fountain," when
he should have used and intended to use
the word "channel." He was heartily sick
and tired of this talk about Martineau. If
tbe words of Dr. Briggs were so capable of
misinterpretation, were not the words of
Christ also capable of the same thing.
Christ had said, "This is my body," and yet
tbe whole Christian world was divided as
to the meanins of those words. Christ had
not made clear his words; was it unnatural
that Dr. Briggs should be unable to mnke
clear his s tateuients?
Ir. lierrick Johnson's Tiew.
"The first four grounds of appeal are
technical and have no pluce in a case of
the importance of this; sweep them away"
was the declaration with which Dr. John
son, of Cbicngo, began his expression of
opinion. He said the explanation of the
defendant us to the meaning of his doctrine-
was to be accepted as long as his
moral integrity was not in question.
Rev. Thomas C. Hall, from Chicago, who
has been so zealous a supporter of Dr.
Briggs, said that if it was a breach of con
tract to bold certain opinions he should
have been told so when he was ordained,
lie held tbe views which were in danger of
being cast out to tbe confusion of the
George Rutherford, of Peoria, 111., said
that fcr tbe assembly to cast out of its
communion such a staunch Presbyterian
as Prof. Charles Briggs would be schism.
Gave Dr. llrlggs the Benefit of the Doubt.
The assembly should vote to sustain most
of the specifications, was the opinion of
Rev. John M. Boggs, of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
but he believed that Dr. Briggs was right
in alleging tbe errancy of the Scriptures.
Elder Charles E. Griffin, jof Hammond,
Ind.. said that if the theologians of the
assembly were in doubt as to the inter
pretation to be placed upon the views of
Dr. Briggs. how was it to be expected that
the laymen of the assembly could be free
from doubt? "If you are iu doubt, so are
we in doubt," he continued, "and as an
honest man I must give Professor Briggs
the benefit of that doubt."
Other Opinions in HrieC
"I believe that fifty years from now,"
said Frand G. Ellet, of Flint, Mich., "we
Bb.aU see that Dr. Briggs was sent from
God to make the church evangelical."
Dr. J. H. Brookes, of St. Louis, said the
question was whether there was a Bible
worth having, or whether it should be
proclaimed to the world that the church
had no stated views on the Holy Scrip
tures. Rev. Henry M. Storrs would say to all
scholars: "Go where you will, learn all
you can of the origin and history of all
its books and bring it to me, for it will
throw additional light upon what I hold
to be the perfect word of God."
ASSEMBLY PROCEEDS TO VOTE.
A Decision Against the Professor on
Nearly Every Division.
Tha discussion proceeded until 8:45 p. m.,
two recesses having been taken, as usual,
aud. finally the matter was brought to tbe
vote. Karly in the discussion Dr. Briggs
had left the church, being very weary. The
moderator put the question: "Shall the
specifications of error be sustained?" and
the first specification was read in sub
Btance that the presbytery of New York
on objections made by Dr. Briggs required
the prosecuting committee to amend the
amended . charges and specifications by
striking out charge four. It was declared
sustained by a viva voce vote, but a division
was demanded, and resulted ayes, sksj;
Specifications second to twelfth inclu
sive, under tbe first ground of appeal, all
relating to irregularities in the proceedings
of the New York presbytery, were sus
tained seriatim, some by tally and some
merely by viva voce or rising vote. The
second ground of appeal alleged the re
ceiving of improper testimony, and was
Nsed upon three specifications. They were
all sustained. The third ground of appeal
alleged "manifestations of prejudice in the !
conduct of the case," and of its six specin-
cations the Briggs men carried two and j
came within two votes of carrying another.
These charged prejudiced statements and
action on the part of members of the New
York presbytery and did not touch the
ques t i on of heresy.
The fifth and last ground contained
"specifications of error," and it charged
"mistake or injustice in the decision." The
specifications charged error in the failure
to convict the defendant on competent
charges, tbe facts being admitted by the
defendant; that the judgment was not -warranted
by the law and evidence; that the
judgment la, in fact, an approval of the
views embodied in the inaugural address;
that the Judgment is vague,un just and mis
leading, that the presbytery was moved by
unsworn and improper testimony; that the
- judgment is contradictory fn form and ef
fect. The votes on these specifications
were taken without a division, resulting in
a declaration that each and every one had
This part of the proceedings having been
disposed of Rev. V. C. Young, of Ken
tucky, moved that the roll be called and
the assembly vote upon the main question,
"Shall the appeal be sustained?" which
was adopted. Before beginning tbe roll
call tbe moderator said that votes to
sustain in part would be counted as part
of the total to sustain the appeal.
Tbe roll was then called in the midst of
an almost painful stillness. The vote was
announced at 10:15 by the stated clerk as
follows: Whole number of voes cast.
490; to sustain the appeal. 299; to sustain
At in part, 85; total to sustain tbe appeal,
B-S3: not to sustain. 116. .
After the result had been announced
Rev. J. T. Smith, of Baltimore, moved the
appointment of a committee of fifteen com
missioners, of which the Rev. Thomas A.
Hoyt, of Philadelphia, shall be chairman,
to bring in an explanatory minute. This
was carried, and the assembly adjourned
for the . day. The "explanatory minute"
will express the sense of the assembly as to
tbe action tbxt should be taken vpon the
judgment of the presbytery of New York
whether it shall be reversed or modified
and what penalty shall be imposed against
Dr. Briggs, if any.
THE UNITED PRESBYTERIANS.
Su. Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fr. Sa.
T5 6V 8 9 10
Tl T2 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2526 27 28 29 30
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Final Transactions of tha General Assem
bly at Monmouth.
Monmouth. 111., June 1. It was decided
by the United Presbyterians that hereafter
all theological students wanting help from
the educational fund must abstain from
the use of tobacco absolutely. A number
of appropriations were made to different
boards. . Resolutions were adopted urging
members . to break partisan bonds . and
vote against tbe liquor traffic; that a bu
reau of reform be established at Washing
ton to secure anti-whisky legislation; that
Christians should boycott anti-Sabbath
observance papers. The total contribu
tions for last year were $1,400,000. A re
port against federation was filed. A com
mittee to attend the temperance congress
at Chicago was appointed, to serve only if
the World's Fair gates wsre closed Sun
day. The assembly adjojirned sine die.
BOUND TO HAVE MONEY.
LAWMAKING FOR ILLINOIS.
The Springfield Gathering Is Still Making
a Show Thereat.
Springfield, June 1. The legislature
has gotten to work again for a couple ot
days. The senate concurred in the amend
ed congressional apportionment bill. The
bill for the establishment of an insurance
department was amended by striking out
the deputy superintendent of insurance at
a salary of $3,000 per year and then sent
to third reading. In tbe house tbe bill to
give coal companies the right of eminent
domain was defeated. The joint resolu
tion for a commission to confer with other
state commissions on the subject of uni
form' laws on marriage, divorce, election
and Insolvency was adopted.
Tha general appropriation bill was post
poned. An emergency appropriation to
pay employes of the legislature was passed,
as was tbe bill giving $500 a year to the
Bee Keepers' association. The bill giving
$12,500 to pay the debts of tbe national
guard was sent to second reading, and
those bills providing for repairs, etc. at
Chester penitentiary to third reading. The
house then considered a large number of
bills on third reading.
"AB B R t vT AT E t7" TELEG R AMS.
The Whibky Trust Is in the Closest Kind
of a Corner.
ClliCAGO.June I. President J. B. Gree
hut, with bis son, arrived in Chicago pre
pared to do anything to save the whisky
trust from dissolution or a receivership.
When Greenbut left the meeting of direc
tors in Peoria he carried in his grip every
available deed to the real property of the
trust. The personal property had been
already mortgaged to its full limit.
Greenbut bad several conferences with a
number of prominent brokers. He was
given to understand that the money mar
ket was far too tight to stand any loans
upou the trust real estate, direct, in view
of the legal proceedings against the com
pany, and the hope of raising money im
mediately was deferr i.
"We must have the money," Greenbut
said at bis room in theGrand Pacific. "We
need it in the payment of rebate certificates
and running expenses. The banks are
hard pressed and chary in making any loan
whatever, and especially chary of us since
the complication that circumstances have
recently thrown about us. We have in
serted an advertisement in this evening's
papers asking for bids for f 1,000,000 of the
new bond issue, bids to be made by Satur
day next. The story wired from Peoria
that we would go into the hands of a re
ceiver if we failed to raise money today is
not true. It's no use disguising the fact
that we are bard pressed and need money,
and we will be able, I have no doubt, to
dispose of the $1,000,000 of bonds."
Hunting a Miscreant Kcgro.
Decatur, Ills., June 1. Intense excite
ment prevails in the edge of Mount Zion
township over two outrages committed
upon defenseless wives of farmers by an
unknown negro. The first assault was
made upou Mrs. II. B. Hill, and the second
was made upon Mrs. William Vest, near
Mount Zionr The farmers have organized,
and with shotguns .and rifles they have
been scouring tbe country in vain for the
A Scientist Lost in Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., June 1. C. W. Co
man, connected with the state geological
survey of New Jersey, has disappeared in
Florida, and no trace has been discovered
of him since he set out in January last,
hoping to find a rich phosphate deposit
near tha head of the St. Lucie river, In Dade
county, about forty miles from where Sen
ator Quay does hi tarpon fUhing.
Obituary: At Evansville, Ind., Lawyer
Daniel 11. Kumler, aged 46; at Little Rock,
Ark., ex-Congressman Logan H. Roots; at
Omaha, Xeb., Judge Samuel Welsh, aged
CU; at New York, J. Travis Quigg, a well
known newspaper man, aged 54.
The Rock Island has a new official in tbe
person of Rpinmaker C. B. Jewell, who has
been engage 1 to break droughts along the
line of the road.
C. C. Daley & Co., live stock commission
merchants at St. Louis, have made an
assignment. Liabilities, $-3,000; assets.
An enterprising Dundas, Minn., man, it
is claimed, is buying young calves and sell
ing them to Chicago restaurants as "pressed
James Gilbert, the dynamiter, who was
sentenced for life for trying to blow up the
British parliament tbuildings in 18S5, has
been released from Portland prison. lie is
suffering with heart disease.
A meeting of Governor Foster's creditors
at Cincinnati passed resolutions of sympa
thy for tbe ex-secretary and agreed to ac
cept 50 per cent, in settlemeut of their
claims, leaving it with Mr. Foster entirely
as to whether or not he should pay more in
tha future if he because financially able to
do so. " ' ' v"r '
Fire at Milwaukee destroyed the lumber
yards of C. A. Beck, the Milwaukee Lum
ber company, and the Spuruey Fuel com
pany. The loss is between 00,000 and
Father Peiffer, a Roman Catholic priest
of Duelni, Minn., is a believer in muscular
Christianity. A warrant is out for his ar
rest for beating a parishoner who left tbe
church while the contribution plate was
JEronant Purcell Thomas undertook to
make a parachute jump with an ordinary
umbrella from the pinnacle of the Parade
House at Buffalo. Tbe umbrella failed to .
check his descent and he was dashed to the
pavement below before the eyes of his wife,
who had intended to duplicate bis feat.
Tbe Rhode Island legislature met at
Newport, and the Democrats iu a majority
of tbe bouse, having unstated two Repub
licans, now expect to elect the governor
and other state officials on joint ballot un
less tbe Republican senate refuse to co-operate.
The Local Jlarketa.
W h ca v TKSTtlo.
Hay Tuuothy, 513.00; upland, JlOail ; elouea
J9.00; baled. S10.0tX2U.U0.
Batter Fair to choice, 90&?-c; creamery. 23c
Poultry Chickene, 12tfc; turkeys uy
dncke.liHc; geese. 10c.
r KUIT AND VBttBTABLBS
Apje $4 00 perbbl.
Onions $1.00 per bbl.
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn tea el ...
4t4c; cows and oeifcic 2 53 We calve
4 2. 5c.
Hops 73 7 He
K4 ir ji
LESS THAU HA LP .THE
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS!
SOLD IN CANS ONbY