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T11K AllUOS, IHlDAY, JUNE 2, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
BRIGGS ISCAST OUT
And So Are Union and Lane
THOROUGH WOEK BY THE ASSEMBLY
The " Advanced " 1'rofMdor Suspended
and Countenance Withdrawn from the
Two reliant Theological Schools The
Inerrancy of Scripture Afflrmrd and
Presbytrrlanlum I Supposed Now to
Know Where It Stands IMssolved.
Washington. .Tune 2. The committee
which was appointed to formulate the "ex
planatory minute," which in secular affairs
would be called the "verdiot," of the Pres
byterian assembly on the Briis cae, c n
sisted of the fol.owint: tieutlemen: Rev.
Thomas A. Hoyt. P. T., of Philadelphia,
cb airman. Ministers H. V. Conxion of
Xew York; James H. Brookes. Missouri;
Calvin W. Stewart, Nebraska; W. V. Har
sha, Nebraska; J. J. Lucns.Imlia; George D.
Baker, Pennsylvania; E. P. Wtiullon. In
diana, and Thomas D. Kwing, Iowa. Eld
ersJohn Racdolph. Baltimore; Thomas
McDousalU Ohio; David Jacks. Califor
nia; Edward T. Green, New Jersey; James
A. Curry, Kentucky; E. IX Warfield,
Pennsylvania. It took them all morning
to visit the accused professor and write the
minute, which w.os ready when the assem
bly convened as a court.
Wrestled In Vain with It rice.
Rev. Mr. Hoyt, chairman of the com
mittee, before making the report called
upon Dr. Baker, chairman of a sub-committee
sent to interview Professor Brings
in a spirit of conciliation, to report the re
sult of that interview. Dr. Baker said
the committoe had hoped that Brigsrs
would say something to relieve the ten
sion of the present distressing situation.
But this hope had not been realized. Pro
fessor Brings stated his irrevokable deter
mination to abide by the declarations
made in his address twfure the assembly in
his defense, and to continue to teach the
doctrines there avowed. Whereupon. Dr.
Baker said the committee took the action
which Mr. Hoyt would now report to the
Has Taueht F.rroneous Views.
The rpnort after rccitinir the charces in
the case proceed: "This judicatory find
that snid f ti1 iudtrmeiit of the presby
tery of New York is erroneous 'ntfd shnuM
be and is hereby reversed: and this said
general assembly sitting ns a judicatory
in said case, eoniins now to enter judg
ment on said amended charges, finds that
the appeilee. Charles A. Brink's, has ut
tered, taught and propagated views, doc
trines and teachings as set forth in said
charces contrary to the essential doctrine
of Holy Scripture and the staridanls of
said Preshytt-rian church in the TTnited
States of America and in violation of the
ordination vow of said app-llee. which
said erroneous views and doctrines strike
at the vitals of religion and have U-en in
Suspension Until He ISepents.
"Wherefore, this geueral assembly of the
Presbyterian church in the I'nited States
of America, sitting as a judicatory in this
case on appeal.dops hereby suspen d Charles
A. Briggs, the said appellee, from the office
of a minister in the Presbyterian church
in the United States of America until
such time as he shall give satisfactory evi
dence of repentance to the general as
sembly of the Pr sbyterian church in the
United States o'. America of the violation
by him of the .said ordination vow as here
in and heretofore found."
The report of the com mittee was adopted,
whereupon Rev. Dr. Sprauue gave notice
that at tue proper time a protest would be
offered against the finding of the assembly,
as beirg too severe n sentence for the
offer.de of the honored scholar, and as
tending to restrict the lilnrty heretofore
enjoyed by office bearers in the Presbyteri
The Church and Ileason InsotHclent.
After the formal finding of the assembly
had been disposed of Dr. Harsha, of the
committee, read an explanatory note, to
be made a part of the record of the case,
declaring that the doctrine of the errancy
of the Scriptures as it came from them
to whom and through whom God origi
nally communicated his revelation is in
conflict with the statement of the Holy
Scripture itself; also that in this case is
involved the question of the sufficiency of
the human reason and of the church as
authorized guides in the matter of salva
tion. And the committee recommended
that the general assembi. declare that
reason and the church are not to be re
garded as fountains of divine authority
and are never to be relied upon as suffi
cient in themselves and aside from Holy
Scripture, to lead the soul to a saving
knowledge of God.
TWO SEMINARIES CAST OUT.
Lane and Union Ko Longer Recognized by
Previous to the announcement of the
judgment there bad been some short work
made with Lane and Union Theological
seminaries, so far as the Presbyterian
church is connected with them. Henry
Preserved Smith was the fly in the Lane
ointment. The committee on seminaries
reported that In the list of professors of
the seminary it finds the name of Rev.
Henry Preserved Smith, who was in De
cember last suspended Ly the presbytery of
Cincinnati for unsoundness in the faith.
On the 81st of January, 1893, Professor
Smith tendered his resignation (to the
board because of that suspension. The
board declined to receive such resignation,
bat continued him by formal action in the
duties of bis professorship in the sem
inary. "Where a minister is suspended he is
suspended from all the functions of his
office. Among the most important of such
functions is that of training young men
for the ministry. However serious the
embarrassment to the seminary the board
should have immediately accepted the res
ignation of Professor Smith or at least re-
lieveti'nim'trdm the discharge bl his uuties.
Loyalty to the church should have com
pelled them to take such action. But they
vere further bound' so to do by faithful
ness to the trust which they have assumed
with regard to that seminary. Its charter
requires that: AU the professors shall be
members of the Presbyterian church in
good standing.' "
The report on Union s miliary tells of
the refusal of the directors to remove Dr.
Briggs, when the general assembly so de
sired, aud says: "I$ecause, then, of this
strange and unwarranted action of the di
rectors in retaining Dr. Briggs after his
appointment had been disapproved by the
assembly and for other reasons the as
sembly disavows ail responsibility for the
teaching of Union seminary, and declines
to receive any report from its board until
satisfactory relations are established." The
hope is expressed that the trouble may be
Approval and commendation is withheld
from Lane seminary until its board repents
and remedies the error, and the commit
tee further recommends that the board of
education be enjoined to give aid to such
students ouly as may be in attendance
upon seminaries approved by the assembly.
The election of Dr. Briggs as a director
of the German Theological seminary at
Bloomfield, N. J., is also disapproved.
The report was adopted without divis
ion, but not without debate. Professor
Duffield and Dr. Francis Brown speaking
for Lanend Union, respectively. Duffield
urged that suspension did not interfere
with a minister's rights as a member of
of the church, and Dr. Brown declared
that Union was an independent college,
owing ecclesiastical deference to nobody.
It had a right to refuso to obey the assem
bly when the rights given it by the com
pact with the church were infringed, as it
believed. This debate made no difference
in the vote, however.
The overt nre report was then adopted
with only about 00 dissenting votes, but
Ilerrick Johnson gave notice of s
protest. The overture was in regard tc
the deliverance of the last assembly on
the inspiration of the Scriptures and the
report reaffirms that deliverance. In replj
to the question. What is the force and ef
feet of the deliverance? it was stated that
each commissioner must determine that
for himself, but it did not have the fore
it would if it was made in pursuance ol
an overture approved by there-fourths ol
the presbyterie. "That will b3 a very
great reliei," said Dr. Spinning.
A vote of thanks was given the commit
mittee that brought in the Briggs verdict
and evoked a few hisses. A protest against
t the action in the case was. ordered spread
on the minutes, but it was voted that an
answer was not necessary. Saratoga was
chosen as the next place of meeting. Tht
evening session was devoted to the nsual
closing business of an assembly--resolutions
of thanks, etc. and after Dr. Craig
had made the closing speech the 105th gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian church
in this country was declared dissolved.
Proceed Inc ' fe Lutherans.
Caxtox, O., June 2. The Lutheran syn
od has settled the question of confession by
striking out of the new book all reference to
confession and adopting a more liberal
translation from the Germau. The matter
was then left to a cot mittee, and goes over
to the next synod. The synod decided to
meet next in 1895, at Hatterstown, Md. Tc
please his opposers Dr. Butler was dis
placed as president of the home mission
board, but retains his membership.
PLANKINTON BANK SUCCUMBS.
The Milwaukee Concern Finds Its Row
Too Hard to II oe.
Milwaukee, June 2. After the dramatic
rescue from failure of the Plankinton
bank a few weeks ago its supension is a
very prosaic affair. It has not even the
sad feature of mulcting its depositors, if
its officers are correct. But it is closed
and will proceed to liquidation with Will
iam Plankinton as assiguee, who now has
charge of the bank. No positive state
ment can be made of assets and liabilities,
but unprejudiced estimates put the former
at 91,601 -.000 and the latt?r at $300,000. So
if the assets pan out amVthe liabilities do
not grow it can pay two dollars for one.
The Lappen failure did it. That firm
had cot into the bank's debt about 200,-
000, and the man who is responsible for
this lapse of vigilance, President Day, is
renorted a physical ana mental wreck.
Since Lappen's failure the only thing that
has Btood between the suspension or tne
bank was hope hope that new capital
could be brought in and reorganization ef
fected. But capitalists refused to go in,
and the end jg suspension. Business men
here were not surprised; they had been ex
pecting this result. It is positively asserted
that the bank will pay every dollar, that
the denositors and stockholders are sate,
and that President Day is solvent. He has
civen the bank a mortgage on lots in High-
. . .. .. i.nji (uui
land boulevard worm aooui
Treasurer Kebrker Relieved.
WASHIXUIOJJ. June 2. D. N. Morgan, of
Connecticut, tue new United States treas
urer, has taken the oath of office and en
tered upon the discharge of his duties, re
lieving E. N. Nebeker, of Indiana. Tue
committee appointed to count the mouey
in the treasury has assumed charge and be
gun the count. It will take six weeks to
Ives reatlng the Englishman.
London, Jane 2. In the international
billiard matcn at Hinley's circus Ives did
magnificent work. He got the balls
jammed and scored 1,540 points in one run.
His play throughout the evening, more
over, was steadier ami lf:r than since the
beginning of the match. The score now
is: Ives (still playing). 4,001; KobertB,3,4H4.
Railway Station Robbed.
Peeu. Ind., June 2. The United States
and Pacific Express company's large safe
at the station was opened by experts and
robbed of fiiuO, besides many valuable order
The Reserve Short 8,000,000.
WaSHWOTOS,' June a The total net
gold in the treasury is about $92,000,000.
This leaves tne so-called gold reserve in
HIS LAST RAMPAGE
A Drunken Missourian Killed by
HIS FAMILY DSIVEN FBOM HOME,
De Proceeds to Make Kindling Wood and
a Itonflre of Ills nelonglugs lie Then
Attacks His Neighbor with an As, and
Meets a Well-Earned Reward Remark
able Abdnctlon of a Seattle Young;
Pleasant Hill, Ma, June 3. Alex
ander Sears, living near Strasburg, nine
miles east of here, went home intoxicated
anVbegan abusing bis family. His wife
nd children finally fled to the home of
John Arnold, a neighbor. Sears then tore
up the carpets, and with an ax chopped
up the rear end of his house, broke the
stoves, tables and household goods, set
fire to a barrel of oil in the yard, and car
rying the goods out piled them upon the
Makes an Assault on Arnold.
Then he wound up by chopping his
buggy into kindling. When he had com
pleted his work of destruction Sears went
to the Arnold house. Arnold ordered him
away, and Sears crying out Ithat his
family always ran to Arnold for protec
tion when he attempted to ran the house
and he was going to settle the matter, ad
vanced, axe in hand. Arnold at once ran
into the house and seizing an old musket
returned to thedoor and emptied the con
tents into the left breast of Sears.
A Perfectly Justifiable Homicide.
Sears continued to advance until Arnold
struck him with the butt of his gun, fell
ing him, death resulting almost instantly.
Sears has always been considered a desper
ate character, and only a few months ago
he shot and seriously wounded John Allen,
lie leaves a widow and two small boys.
Arnold bears tae name of being a quiet,
inoffensive citizen, and all uphold his ac
tion. ABDUCTED A YOUNG WOMAN.
Adventure of Miss Nellie Holgate at
Skatti.k, Wash., June 2. On May3 Miss
Nellie Holgate, employed as a clerk in a
leading dry goods store here, disappeared
from Seattle. She had gone for a row on
Lake Washington, and next morning aa
empty boat was found. Her hat and cloak
were in the water, and it was supposed
that she had been drowned. The lase was
dragged and the search for the body was
continued for weeks. It developed that
she had $5,000 insurance on her life, and
people began to suspect that she was not
And this suspicion has been confirmed,
for Miss Holgate has been heard from at
Lead City, S. IX, which is her home town.
Shesays that while rowing on the lake
she was beckoned ashore by a ma- and
woman who robbed her of $0 and her
watch and then rowed to a place where
they had a team in waiting and placed her
in the vehicle. She was threatened with
death if she cried out and carried off, she
knew not where.
At last they reached a ranch near Pocatel
lo, Ida., and then th- couple left her dur
ing the night. Next morning she told her
story to her hosts and they drove her to
Pocatello where they assisted her with
means to pay her way to Denver. From
there she communicated with her people
at Lead City and is now at home safe and
Had a nn in His Hoot.
TorEKA, Kan.. June 2. At a school
meeting held about eight miles south of
Haddam, Washington county, C. E. Kerns
shot and instantly killed V. R. Combs.
They were interfering with a fist fight
which was in progress between two farm
ers and began quarreling themselves. In
the struggle Kerns drew a revolver from
his boot and placing it at Combs' breast
sent a bullet through his heart.
Nicaragua Is at Peace.
New Yoke, June 2. The Herald'B Ma
saya, Nicaragua, special 6ays: The peace
protocol arranged by the commission of
which United States Minister Baker was
president has been signed. Machado, a
progressist, is to be head of the new gov
ernment. President Sacasa insisted that
t he church party should have no control of
the new regime.
Enormous Lou by Bank Failures.
Washington, June 2. A statement pre.
pared by Comptroller Eckels shows that
since January 1, up to June J, twenty na
tional banks, with a capital of $0,150,000,
have failed, as against seven national
banks, with a capital stock of 025,000, for
the corresponding period of 1802.
Chicago and Northwestern Finances.
Chicago, June )i The annual statement
of earnings and expenses for the year of
the Chicago and Northwestern railway
shows the following: Gross earnings, 3ii,
955,421.54: operating expenses, taxes, etc,
28,'j08,C53.23: dividends. 3,000,5tU.50; sur
Chicago Cicts Itancrofts Library.
Wamiinutos, June 2. It is understood
by persons h"re that the valuable library
of manuscripts and other historical papers
collected by Hubert H. Bancroft in prepar
ing his Pacific coast histories has been
sold to the University of Chicago for $80,
000. North Dakota Bankrupt.
Jamestown-, June 2. State Auditor
Porter says i hat North Dakota will have
a deficiency of from 100,00!l to $150,000 be
fore another iegislatare can convene. In
fact, he states that the treasury is already
for Consumption is whnt you
are oll'eriny:, if your blood is
itiiTn-re. onsuniption is sunp
Luii fcc-rofula. A scrofu
, !.".in condition, with a slight
. .1. i i i . ,i .1 .
i-uum or cum, is au uiui it
neoii to develop it.
But just as it depends upon
the blood for its origin, so it
depends upon the blood for
its cure. The surest remedy
for Scrofula In every form,
the most effective blood-cleanser,
flesh-builder, and strength
restorer that's known to medi
cal science, is Doctor Pierce'
Golden Medical Discovery.
For Consumption in ail its
earlier stages, and for Weak
T . .... r l A .- i ... . U.mMPnni.
amd all Bronchial, Throat, and Lung affec
tions, that is the only remedy so unfailing
that it can be guaranteed. If it doesn't
benefit or cure, you. have your money back. .
ITo matter bow long you've had Catarrh,
.or how severe, Dr. Sage's Remedy will effect
a permanent cure. $500 reward is offered
by the proprietors of this medicine, or aa
incurable case of Catarrh.
PENSION BUREAU REORGANIZED.
A Number of Important Changes Made
in That Iepartueut.
Washington, June 2. The pension ottico
has been reorganized. The following im
portant appointments have been made in
the bureau of pensions:. . harles M. Mc
Kevitt, of Syracuse. N. Y., chief clerk, vice
W. Fisher, appointed a principal examiner;
John H. Anthony, of Illinois, assistant
chief clerk; Frank E. Andeisou, of Vir
ginia, law clerk, vice M. B. Bailey, re
signed; A. A. Aspinwall, of Pennsylvania,
chief of the board of review, vice K. A.
J. H Fritts, of Indiana, is made chief of
special examination division; Geueral J.
T. Dana, of New Hampshire, chief of the
old war and navy division, vice C. W.
Filer, resigned; K. G. Crabbe, of Washing
ton, chief of the middle division, vice W.
N. Reynolds, resigned; George Tt ibhle, of
New Jersey, chief of the wtsieru divison;
A. H. Parr, of Pennsylvania, chief of the
southern division, :ce F. H. Allen, re
signed; John D. Kyneston, of Minnesota,
chief of the record division, vice K. J.
John Gray, of Delaware, is appointed
chief of the certificate division, vice L N.
Kelly, resigned. John M. Lipscomb, who
for a number of years has held an im
portant position iu the oflice of the dis
bursing clerk of the interior department,
has also been selected for appointment as
chief of one of the divisions iu the pension
office. Captain James . Archer, of
Sncncer. Ind.. has been appoiuted superin
tendent of the pension oflice building, vice
J. W. King, resigned.
Colonel Dan Is a Stalwart.
Washington, June 2. Secretary Car
lisle has called for the resignation of
Colonel D. A. Grosvenor, of Ohio, brother
of ex-Congre.man Grosvenor, as chief of
division in the first comptroller's oflice.
Mr. Grosvenor asked of Logan Carlisle the
reason for his retirement. He was told
that the purpose was to put in bis place as
good a Democrat as he was a Republican.
"That will be hard to fiud," replied
On the Itase Rail Diamond.
Chicago, June 2. The base ball scores
recorded by league clubs are as follows:
At Philadelphia Chicago 0, Philadelphia
5; at Washington Cincinnati 6, Wash
ington IV; at Baltimore St. Louis 3, Bal
timore 5;'at Boston Louisville 4. Boston 15;
at New York Cleveland 8, New York 13; at
Brooklyn Pittsburg (. Brooklyn 4.
WM. FITTKV. rroiptct, OHIO.
Rescued From the Crave.
A Startling Story.
Prospect, O., March 20.
I had the Grippe and theso has
never been a waking moment since that
I have not suffered with the headache,
until I began using Kickapoo Indian
Sagwa. Less than two bottles have
completely cured me of headache; and
I am satisfied that if I had not got some
relief from some source within another
year, I would have gone to my grave,
or would have been a fit subject for
the lunatic asylum. Nothing
gave me any relief whatever except
what I believe to be the greatest boon to
humanity, Kickapoo Indian Sagwa
KICKAPOO INDIAN SACWA.
$1 per Bottle, 6 for $5. v.
Sold bt All Pui-ggists asd Dealers.
CAlTIONs-These Remedies are NeTer reddled.
RE YOU IN NEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant gil
Want to sell a farm
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Want to make any real estate loans
Want to sell or trade for anything
Want to find customers for anything
VS-; TIIT-E COLUMN
prtf !A1T.Y AKGt'f DBLIVKKF.D ATYOUH
floor "v. r.- T.-iiMi tir Jc yvr week.
For -Ai.tJ nkw Koi.wvt; i;k: and
other furniture at sini Twenty-fourth street.
Haj-niii if taken qu c'.
ANTED - ;HZ!E'i.: MIOl' W-'RK;
Ti fteaay enip:oynirrT xor rapid worKerj.
The Morgan Co. VeVt Twenty -second and Union
ttree's, Chicago. 111.
AtiENTS WANTED At; ENTS TO TAKE OU
ders In every town and City; ooinmipeion or
libera! palary to saccescfai olicitore; steadv
work. Send references and focure territory
promptly. Kllwanrer& Harry, Mt. llojie nurser
ies, Rochester. N. Ii .
WANTED TWO OK THREE MEN TO REP
rcsentonr well known house in this Mate.
Our men handle five or six lines, of articles which
enables us to pay handsome wanes. Salaries
ranee from J7. to flii a month, according to ma
terial in the men. L. 1. May & Co., hi. Paul,
Minn , nurserymen, flortsts, aeedemen, seed po
tatoes, implements, etc
' Wholesale Dealer and Importer of
Wines and Liquors
1C16 and 1618 Third Av
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We wish to state that we carry a large siock
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 her
KLUG, HASLEH, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport. Iowa.
Driffill & Gleim
Keeps the finest line of-
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
While granite plates, 5in 03c
" Gin 0-1 e
" ' " Tin 05c
side dishes 05c
covered sugars 15c
lute jrranne nancrs I". i . ;
" platters :'.
8 in pic tins 2-
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR A3D ART STORE.
Prices at flu Bee Hive lis Ml
$6 75 Jacket for ?"
3 75 " - - - 1 7."
12 00 " - - - 7 7."
14 50 " - - - - - sr)
8 00 " - - - - 4
5 50 " - - - - -2 75
5 75 " - - - - - 3d
8 00 Cape ... - 5 OJ
7 69 Velvet Cape, Satin Lined - -r "
9 75 Clay Worsted Cape for - - - - c 7f
These same prices made throughout our entire line. Thi- i
humbug. Come and see for yourself, and compare these pric -other
Just received an elegant line of Hats and Flowers from the F.:iV. rn
market for Decoration Pay, which will he sold at a very low price.
Call and see them.
. 114 West Second Street, DAVENpORT,;i0'A.