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Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, North
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HIS LONG TALK FINISHED
Sir Charles Russell Concludes His
Argument Before the Ber.
ing Sea Court.
He Declares That Arbitration Is
Indeed a Great Viotory
Late Reports From Honolula Not Of The
most Reassuring Kind-News
Papir Man la Trouble.
PAts May 81.--Sir Chbarles Russell con
eluded his argument on behalf of the
British case before the Berlap sea tribunal
to-day. He said this il the first ocasion
upon which a nation has claimed property
in a free swimming animal. The conten
tion was untenable And its advance deroga
tory to the freedom of the seas. It was an
extravagant and unfounded pretension that
international law sanetioned the seiture
and condemnation of vessels of a friendly
power. Sir Charles appealed to the tri
bunal to deelare that it could not make
In his peroration he dwelt upon the im
portance of the arbitration here submitted
to by two great powers, one representing
old world civilizatioen, great in ex
tent of dominion and greater- In
long enduring traditions of liberty;
the other a young but stalwart member
of the family of nations, great also in terrl
tory and almost boundless in resources.
The genius and enterprise of its people,
an4 possessing enormous powers for good
in the future of the human race. Their
presence as friendly litigants is a fact of
great moral significance and their submis
iEon to arbitration a victory for pesoa. as
the award will be if it leaves the principles
of international law untouched.
Attorney General Richard Webster fol.
lowed Sir Charles, substantially going over
the latter's arguments.
The ituatleon More Interesting and More
HONOLULU, May 24.-The situation here
is more interesting than fer several months.
The whole town is agog over late develop
ments. First came the arrest of Bush and
Kenyon. the editors of the native paper.
charged with libeling the provisional gev
ernment and Minister Stevens. Then the
publication of Secretary Grehain's in
structions to Commissioner Blount and
letters warning annexationists that they
could not deoend upon help from the
United States in easi the royalists at
tempted to reinstate the queen; then the
news of Blount'e appointment as United
States minister, and finally the attempt of
the provisional government to silence
Charles Nordhof, the correspondent of the
New York Herald, and Minister Blount's
interference in his behalf.
All sorts of alarming rumors are afloat
and even Blount, who all along has pre
dioted that there will be no trouble, is not
now so confident. Bloant gave out for
publication that his letter contained in
structione from Gresham; that they gave
him pa amount authority in all matters of
relations to this government to existing or
other governments of the islands, and the
protection of our citizens, and full discore
tion in co-operation with tee commander
of the naval forces to determine when they
should be landed or withdrawn; that while
the United States claims no right to inter
fere in internal conflicts it will not sequi
esoc in interference by other powers.
Blount himself adds this postscript:
"While I shall refrain from Interference
between the conflicting forces of whatever
nationality for supremacy I will protect
American citizens not participating in such
conflict." This declaration created great
excitement, being regarded by all parties as
an invitation to the royalists to make
trouble. The latter, however, say they are
not prepared to take advantage of the no
tice and will wait the decision of the
United States. If the islands are not an
Ineed there is likely to be trouble. The
provisional government is strengthening
their position and claim to be able to hold
their tosition, if necessary, until ;there is a
change of administration in the United
On May 17 Blount's appointment as
United States minister arrived and he took
the oath of office. The appointment was
apparantly satisfactory to both parties as
he is regarded as perfectly impartial. His
report as special commissioner has been
forwarded to Washington in writing.
Charles Nordhoff, the Herald corre
spondent, is greatly displeased at the an
nexationists, who threaten violence. He
was accorded rolice protection, but the
Iprovisional government cited him to ap
pear before the executive council to give
his authority for certain statementas. He
consulted Blount, who told him to pay no
attention to the citation, as the government
has no authority over writings to a paper
published in the United States. It is be
lieved that the provisional government will
drop the matter.
Papal Resoript on Educatlon.
RHo.:, May 81.-It is reported that the
pope is about tb publish a rescript on the
school question, with special application to
the church in the United States. The re
script iO expected to show considerable
Smodificateion of the pope's former views on
the subject, and it is said to differ radically
in many points from the opinions held by
LonDox, May 31.-James Gilbert, a dAna
miter, was releasod from Portland prison.
Hle was sentenced in 1885 to penal servitude
for life for having onused dynamite explo
alone as tho tower and house of parliment.
T'he reason for his release is said to be the
b osking down of his health. A priest and
a nurse aocompanied Gilbert to London.
Detained at Quaranntine.
Quanno, May 81.-The steamship Oregon.
which arrived at Grosse Island qusrsatina
from Liverpool, Monday night, with 850
passeangers, is still detained. Five deaths
oscurred on the voyage and fifteen are now
1ii on board. The existence of cholera on
board is eteially denied. It is said to be
LowDox, May 31,-In.ie ionaoraatlcal
biliardmastoh to-night MbbOtts-the Eng
ishb champion, again ahod r4her play than
his Ameroian opponent. t the aoae o1
evening's play the score stood: RIoberts,
still playlang 8.000; Iyre, 2,243.
Deaters Talk Ihoep.
CnzoAoo, May 81.--emeopatkie and es
leotie doetor continued their sessien to
day, diseaming a number of ainteresting
papers. The medlo-iceimstology sonaresa
also eontlaced its laborC, eomasdering
many oolhaleal treatises.
THE INFANTA AT It3ROOL.
Says 1ne Would Ltke to 4oln the Grlre on
New YTo, May 31.-The Infates Enlanli
this morning, after having entertained a
select party of pspalds friends at 19 o'elook
breakfast, went to the Normal college and
was given an opportunity to see what New
York's beet public school is like. Nineteen
hundred young ladles went through various
exereises and Chairman Guagenheimer
formally welcomed the inafants and escort.
Miss Bertha de Verona, speaking In
Spanish, welcomed the infants to the
school. The infants, replying, asid: "Well,
young ladies. I am quite proud of yeo and
the way you have reeived me. I appreclate
it very much, and can only say I wish I
were sitting on the benches with you girls."
Then there were recitations in Spanish end
French, and the royal visitors were showp
to the gymnasium where oalisthenie exer
Oeems were given by 120 young ladies.
Afterwards the party drove directly down
to Madison square, where she reviewed, the
annual parade of the New York police,
about 2,.00 being in line. Just as the frst
of the police were approaching a young
woman with a camera stepped out in front
of the grand stand and pointed her box at
the prineess. The nearest policeman
stated on a ran to remove the young
woman. The crowd chesred and the
princess leaned forward, smiling enoour
agingly at the intrepid camera Rend. The
policeman did not arrive until the young
woman had pressed the button, and smit
ing triumphantly at the princess she disap
peared in the crowd. The prineess stood
and bowed and smiled as file after file of
police passed, with Superintendent Byrnes
at their head. The prince also stood and
removed his hat as each head of a division
assed. The princess and suite dined at
the hotel and In the evening went to the
ARGUINI THE QUESTION.
The Legality of Sunday Opeatning of the
O-CcAoO, May 81.-A great crowd gath
ered in the United States sourt of appeals
to-day to hear the arguments on the appli
cation by the United States for their in
junction restraining the management oe
the World's fair from opening its gates on
Sunday. Judges Woods. Jenkins and
Groassup sat on the bench, Chief Justice
Fuller being prevented by the illness of his
daughter. The firm of Wanamaker &
Brown. through an attorney, sought to in
tervene in the suit, but were ruled out.
District Attorney Milchrist then began his
argument in favor of eon pelling the ales
lng of the gates on Sunday.
The arguments continued until late this
afternoon. Attorney Milohrist, for the
government, read the bill, which is a
lengthy one, and the provisions were dis
cussed pro and con. Attorney Hand main
tained that the exposition, in accepting the
appropriation with the Sunday elosing
clause, had entered into a contract of which
Sunday opeoing was a direct violation.
Cirsuit Judge Jenkintfasked if the govern
ment had no remedy at law, to whbch the
attorney replied it might sne for the money,
but stood small chanee of recovering the
souvenir coins, as they have been dis
tributed. Judge Jenkins again asked if
the law was not adequate to protect the
Hand insisted thatthe money was in the
nature of a gift and the authorities agree
that where donations are made that the
remed is in equity. Attorney St. Clair
made a long speech in behalf of the expo
sition, bristling with technicalities. He
claimed that the government could not
bring suit for specific performance, be
eanse it has a remedy at law. The argu
ments will be resumed to-morrow.
DRUNK OR DRUGGED.
Two Ways of Expialanin the Defeat of
Slavin by Hall.
LoDnow, May 8L--The Sportsman says of
the Hall-Slavin fight on Monday night:
"Slavin was in such splendid condition two
hours before the fight that his backer laid
£1,800 to $800 pounds on him. Many be
lieve Slavin was drugged or induced to
drink heavily before the flght."
In an interview yesterday Slavin said: "I
do not remember clearly anything that
hnppened after I entered the club. It is all
like a dream. I knew I was boxing, but I
hnd no strength in my arms and legs."
After quoting this interview the Sports
man hints that revelations of foul play
may be made soon.
LoenoN, May 8L--The sporting people
are talking about a severe fight in earnest
between Charlie Mitchell, the noted pugil
ist, and Jim Hall, who knocked out Frank
blavin at the National Sporting club Mon
day night. Mitchell and Hall quarreled
last night near "Pony" Moore's resort.
They tried to settle the quarrel with their
fists. Hall got decidedly the worst of the
encounter. Hall was knocked down and
had his head out, and looked very much
like a wreck. The police arrested Hall, but
TraHfi Assoeiations Involved.
ST. PAUl, May 8L-A case is on hearing
In the United Slates court of appeals which
involves the existence of all railway traffic
associations in the country, on appeal from
a decision in favor of the railways, ren
dered by Judge Riner at Cheyenne, Wyo.,
last July. It is a suit against the Trans.
missouri Freight association, and the roads
constituting it, brought by United States
District Attorney Ady, of the Kansas dis
triot, under the Sherman anti-trust set.
The railroads plead that the association is
necessary to prevent discrimination and
that railroads are subject to the inter-state
commeroe sot, end not of the anti-trust
act, which was framed to prevent trade
trusts, and that congress in passing the
anti-trust set rejected an amendment
making it applicable to railroads.
World's Fale Rates.
COncAoo, May 81.-After waiting all day
for the Burlington and hook Island to ar
range their private troubles, the Atchison
late this afternoon announced that its
rates of $87.60, round trip between Denver
and Chicago, and $17.50 round trip, Mis
souri river points, would be pat into efeot
Unless another string is attached to this
notice, it will have a tendency to knook the
bottom out of the World's fair rates from
all over the west. The great question
troubling the loade is: If they lower the
rates on seoount of the World's fair, how
are they going to get them baek again after
the fair is over?
In the Hands of a Receiver.
ALnrN., Ore.. May 81.-The firm of Isom,
Lanning A Co., proprietors of the lred
Grown fouring mille. was placed in the
hands of a recever to-day. The managing
partner, E. . Lanning, left some time ago
with $14,000 of the firm's money, He has
been located In New York under an assumed
name. The liabilities of the firm are $70,.
000, assets $50,000. The property of in
dividual members is valuned at $78,000.
The Rhode Ieland Doadlock.
NwwPonT, it. 1, May 21--Ia the hoeas
the republicans this morning resolved word
from the sea.te that it had adjourned, thus
preventing any invitation beng sent them
to join in grand committee for the purpose
of eleeting state offices. UnDoes some re
sult is arrived at br to.morrow tl is re
ported Gov. Brown will Jake measures to
have adjearnment takes to Providence at
FAYIOITES LEFT BEHIND,
The Metropolitan Handloap Also
Proves a Great Surprise to
Won by Charade, a Thing Unex
peoted, in the Good Time
of 1:52 1-4.
'n Rlalhnes seacond, Illume Third-Ar
tuyo Falls on the Track-The
Great Epsom Derby.
Moant. PAnr, May 81.-The openlng day
of $Sbe New York Jocker olub meeting
p.r.id 'an ideal one, the weather being
b~tillfci and the track good. Fully 25.000
people gere present when the Metropolitan
handioap, the feature of the day, was run.
The eport of the day was marred by a and
ooaidnt. in the handicap. Just as the
horses were making the frst turn to begin
the assent of the hill, Arturo, one of the
horses sent to this country by Col. North,
the nitrate king, stumbled and tell, break
ing:hieneck and badly injuring his jockey,
Edwards, an English boy. The Pepper,
one of Mprous Daly'e representatives in the
race, and Lorillard's La Toseo, were quickly
installed as choice before the race, but so
heavy was the play on nearly every entry
that four to one against could always be
The i tart was a fairly good one. Picko
nicker war in front, Peteara second. Le
Tosoa tl itd, Arturo fourth, with the others
in a bt gh a ' length behind. Where the
asoent of the hill begins, St. Florian.
Charade, His Highness and the others be
gan moving up, and more or less crowding
oooarred. Suddenly Arturo was seen to
fall atad the hoiaes in the rear apparently
galloped 'ovir the prostrate horse and
ride, oausing a ry of horror from the
When attention returned to the racere it
was seen that Pickniaker was still in front,
setting a merry pane up hill, with St. Flo
rlan, PsHsara. His Highness and Charade
neare.t him in the order named. Turning
into the streth, Charade began to move up
fast ne•t to the rail and running in such
easy style that it was apparent he would
win. St. Florian, Peeara, The Pepper and
La Tooes had dropped back into the ruao
beaten by His Highness, who beat Illame
half a length for place. Addesleigh fin
ished 'fourth, having come fast in the
last furlong. Then followed La Tooas, Pee
sara, llkpoeket, FiLelio, Steve Estes,
Monewal, 'l he Pepper, Picknicker. St. Flo
rian, L.antakm ad Terrifier in the order
The see was worth $20,000 to the win.
aier, $S2OO to the secondsand $1,000 to the
'Five farlenna-Dr. Hasbrouak won, Cor
reotion second, Tormentor third. Time,
Mile-Ambulance won, Long Beach seo
ond, Hamilton third. Time. 1:41.
Five furlongrs-enella won, Sir Excess
second, Black Hawk third. Time, 1:02.
Metropolitan handicap, mile and one fur
long-Charade won, His Highness second.
Illume third. Time. 1:52K.
Seven furlongs-Arab won, Sir Cateebv
second, Pat Malloy Jr. third. Time, 1:28%.
Five furlongs-Cataract won, Anor
wanda second, Oporto third. Time, 3:01.
CrOXonaaT, May 81.-Track in bad con
dition. bix furlong.-Nellie Shaw won,
Caress second. Lucknow third. Time,
Seven furlongs-Fringe won, Munson
second, Say On third. Time, 1:36.
Nine.-siteenths-Eliza Ann won, Misc L.
second. Louisa third. Time, 1:01 -8.5.
live furlongs-Emma S. won, Rosamond
second, Mt. Sterling third. Time, 1:083.
Six furlongs-Little George won, Ashen
second, Empress Frederick third. Time,
ST. Louts, May 81.-Track slow. Six
furlongs-Dr. Parks won. Favor Jr. second,
Lee-Ta-May third. Time, 1:05.
Four and a half furlongs-Rosalie won,
Nutwood second, Capt. Sinolair third.
Six furlongs-Gen. Ross won, Aloha see
ond, Princess Lorraine third. Time, 1:15.
Seven and a half furlongs-Catlan won,
Leonard second, Mary nue third. Time,
Mite-Morello won, Sir Walter Raleigh
second, Falero third. Time, 1:44%.
A Greas Race Taken by Islnglass In Fast
LoNDoo, May 3L-The great derby race
at Epsom was won by MoCalmont's bay
colt Isinglass. Ilinglass, by Isonomy out
of Deadlock, won 2.000 guineas at New
market this month. In the derby to-day
Rose's colt Ravensbary, by Isonomy out of
Penitent, was second, and the duke of
Portland's bay colt Raeburn, by lt. Simon
out of Nowerina, was third. Thers were
It was exnntly 3:18 when the flag fell to a
good start. Lord William dashed to the
front end set the pase, followed by Royal
Harry, Rasburn, Williams and Irish Wake,
running in a bunch close up. followed by
Bon-of-a-Gan, Peppercorn and leinglass.
Behind the last three named Ravensbary,
with Dame President, came lst. Before
reaching Sherwood's. Lord William drew
clear of the bunch which had been running
him elosely. Here the other horses also
changed positions, William being first be
hind Lord William, followed by Quickly
Wise, Peppercorn and Royal Harry. run
ning nearly on equal terms, while behind
them came Rasburn, Bon-of-a-Gun and
Dame President, with Isinglass, Favorite
and Ravensbury bringing up the rear.
At the mile poet Lord William was being
ridden hard, but wast still in front. When
this point was reached, however, Isinulass,
who had been given his head, had come
through the reek and was running second,
William third, Raeburn fourth, Irish Wake,
Royal Harry. Qaickly Wise and Pepper
corn in a bunch. Son-of-a-Gan had fallen
back and was bringing up the rear.
When the last hill-top was reached Lord
Willllam ell back beaten. In the mean
time William had passed Isiglasse, as had
also Raebarn, and they came along, Wil
liam in front, Isinglass third, followed by
Royal Harry, Irish Wake, Peppercorn and
lon-of-a-Gan, in a bunob, Quickly Wise
and Lord William at the tall of the race.
Half way down the hill itecburn headed
William. Immediately after Isinglass and
Royal Harry passed William also. As they
came lintothe straight Isinglass, running
on the inside, went to the front, closely
followed by Rasburn. Royal Harry, Pepper
corn and ovenasbary. When the distanne
post Was reached Havensbnry had passed
)oyal Harry and Peppercorn and was run
ning third. Coming on, Itavenabury grad
ually overhanled and passed Ilebnrn, bat
could not }get sear Isinglass, who was
making a beautifel race, the ethers run
nlg In thit order: Peppercorn, Quickly
Wie,. Royal Harry, Irish Wake, Bon-of.a
Gun. Daae President. William. Lord
William's saddie girth broke and Jookey
Mullen was thrown. This, of course, put
Lord William out of the rounning.
Islulasu maintained the lead from
Ravetnbury and coming on won the race
by a length and a half, two lengths be
tween Ravensbury and IRaeburn, Time.
Baoomrrmv, May 81.-The Brooklyne tried
hard to win. Brooklyn 4, Pittabhrg 8.
DBA/rilona, May 81.-The Orioles jumped
Hawley for even bases. Baltimore 10, St.
BloSao, May 31.-The champions batted
Hemming with perfect freedom. Boston
14, Louieville 4,
PIrtLADnn.PUIA, May 81.-The colts won on
Bayles' errors and McGill'e hits. Phila
delphia 6, Chioago 7.
WAsHnmoero, May 81.-Inability to hit
the ball safely when men were on bases.
Washlnuton 5. Cincinnati i.
Nrw Yonx May 81.--Kell was In bad
condition and made a mess of things in the
sixth inning. New York 7, Cleveland 8.
Prime Mitnster of Italy, Who Beeently
Madp Over Ills Cabinet.
Giovanni Glolitti was born in 1844. His
first step into a bureaucratic career was as
an under-secretary in the ministry of the
interior and afterward in that of finance.
In 1882. with the backing of M. Depretis,
he was elected a deputy and rapidly made
his way in the Italian parliament. He was
in charge of the Italian treasury under
Signor Crisdi, and when Itadini became
premier he opposed his policy and joined
the opposition which finally overthrew the
]Big Attendance at the World's Fair on
CHICAGo, May 31.-The day opened beau
tifuily with bright sunshine and a mild
temperature, well suited to viewing the
World's fair. The feature of the day out
side of the regular show is a performance
in ealistheniee and athletics by a thoisand
trained children, mostly German, taught
under the anuspices of the Turnerbnnds.
The report of the bureau of admissions
this evening shows there were 176,474 ad
admissions at the fair gaten yesterday,
Decoration day. Of these 189,974 were paid.
To-day's attendanee was proeably about
50,000. Herr Wermuth. imperial German
commissioner, said to-day, referring to a
report in the morning dispatches that Em.
peror William had finally decided to come
to the fair, that he had no offioial advice to
that effect. but would not be surprised if it
came to pass, as the emperor is a great
trayeller and had taken a deep interest in
The Kentuaky Editorial association took
possession of the Kentucky state building
to-day, held their annual meeting. and
spent the remainder of the day viewing
parts of the fair. Gov. Flower, of New
York, and a party of friends will be here
SEE THEIR ERROR,
Republiean Proalcitrants at Great Falls
Come to Themselves.
Special to The Independent.
GREAT FALLS, May 31.-The republican
recaltetrants in the oity council have at last
seen the error of their way in standing out
against Mayor Gelethorpe's appointments.
They coneeded three points to-night after a
protracted and somewhat heated session.
by confirming the following appointments:
Chief of police, Robert Pontet; sergeant,
John shbe; city clerk., C. H. Clark. The
other appointments were not acted upon.
The whole fight seems to have centered
on the city engineer, the republican alder
men wishing to retain J. D. White, while
the mayor songht to have 8. B. Robbins
confirmed. As the council stands five re
publicans to three democrats, it is more
than probable that White will retain the
ofRfie, though the mayor will never agree to
formally appoint him.
Mi rdered by Robbers.
FALL RIVEa, Mass., May 81.-The oity is
in a state of intenseexoitement to-day, due
to the discovery of an atrooious murder,
rivaling in many respects that of Mr. and
Mrs. Borden. 'Ihe victim was Miss Bertha
Manchester,aeed 22 years. She was last seen
alive when her father, accompanied by his
son and a hired boy, left for the elty this
morning. On their return the murdered
girl was found lying in a pool of blood. A
bloody axe was found in the woodpile near
the back fence. An examination of the
body disclosed horrible conditions. The
head and face were frightfully mutilated,
and the sheeting and windows all around
the body were spotted with blood. On
searching the house the police found the
alrl's bedroom rifled of some of its con
tents. The girl is said to have no lovers,
and no motive other than robbery is ad.
blade a Poor Showing.
Naw Yolt. May 31.-The report of the
operations of the Pacifio Mail Steamship
company, for the year ended April 80, 18J93
shows the total earnings to have been
$4,118,473.93, and the total expenses $4,175,
214.01, leaning a net lose of $56,740.68. In
the letter accompanying the report Presi
dent Gould says the unfavorable showing is
due, in the first place, to the quarantine at
Panama during the cholera soare last au
tumn, and since its termination, Feb. 1
last, the contraot between the Pacific Mail
and the Panama Railroad company, the
company has been shut of almost entirely
from any participation in the business be
tween New York and American ports on the
Harvard Retrieves Lost Prestige.
Nxw Yotx, May 81.-Harvard yesterday
retrieved her defeat of Saturday at the
lntereollegiate championship games, by
winning the big relay race on the track of
the New Jersey Athletio slab at Bergen
Point. The Harvard team ran the mile in
8:35S., three seconds better than the record.
Yale stopped below the stretch.
Puget bound Collector Appolated.
TAcomA. Wash., May 8L-James C. Saun
ders has received offmelal notification of his
appointment as collector of castoms for the
Puget Souud distriot. Saunders is a son
of the editor of the National Democrat, of
Washington. D. C. He was executive
olerk to Cleveland during his first admin
MAJORITY OPPOSE BRIGCS
By a Vote of 383 to 116 the Gen.
eral Assembly Sustains
Many of the Brethren Explain the
Reasons of Their Re
Pusishment to Be Visited Upon Briggs,
It Any, Will lto Determined To
WAsrlmraTo. May 81.-Before proceeding
to vote upon the question of sustaining the
appeal from the judgment of the New York
presbytery in the ease of Prof. Briggs, the
Presbyterian general assembly this morn
inu engaged in a half hour's devotion. Rev.
A. Nelson Holifleld, of New Jersey, eon
duoeled the exercises, giving an exposition
of the eighth of lomans, that chapter de-o
scribing the intercession or the Holy Hpirit.
Then the assembly convened as an soolest
astical court. Fifteen minutes were ex
hanuted in a desultory disoussion of the
order of the procedure, as the result of
which the assembly ordered (with evident
confusion and lack of understanding of
just what they were doing) that the roll be
called. The commissioners, as salled, were
to give the reasons for their votes. peseches
were limited to three minutes. While this
preliminary was being settled Briggs qui
etly came in and took his seat.
Under the call of the roll each member
rose end stated whether he was for or agains
sustaining the appeal from the New York
presbyterv which acquitted Prof. Briggs,
and his reason therefor. Rev. Anthony C.
Jankin, of Los Angeles, said that every
doubt had been scattered to the wind by
the admissions of the defendant. His
error, in the speaker's opinion, was the doc
trine of naturalism out of which grew most
of the errors now afflicting the church.
Rev. John T. Hopkins, also of Los An
geles, said he was obliged to vote to sustain
the appeal on account of the threatened
disruption, and Prof. John M. Coyner, of
the same presbytery, said he would do the
Elder Wm. H. Hamilton, of Oakland,
said be had come to Washington absolutely
unprejudiced, but he was afraid the church
would be in an uncertain condition if the
appeal was not sustained. The burden of
the remarks of 1ev. J. M. Newall, of the
san Jose presbytery. was that if Dr. Briggs
was sustained every preacher, professor
and Sunday school teacher would be privi
leged to preach nay views he pleaseo.
Capt. Jacks, of San Jose, said that all over
the land were young ministers from the
Union seminary steeped in the fearfat don
trine taught by Dr. Briggs. If the pro
fessor knew, he said, of the damage he was
doing he would stop this thing and weould
have done with it forever, and stop bring
ing ruin upon the young ministers of the
As one after another of the members
briefly indicated his position, Prof. Briggs
became weary of the talk, asked and was
granted permission to retire. The call of
preebyterias by states progressed as far as
Kansas, when recess was taken till 2:80
After recess debate continued, with a ma
jority of the speakers against Dr. Briggs,
though he found a number of supporters,
the most notable one, perhaps, being a
graduate of Union Theological seminary,
James F. Garvin, missionary to Chili.
Elder Thomas McDougall, of Cipseinati,
precipitated a lively scone. "If it be in or
der," he began, "I would like to ask if the
omniscience, veracity, and character of
God Almighty of the Lord Jesus Christ,
may be questioned? God Almighty has
said Isaiah said thus and so. Dr. Brigas
has said to God Almighty that Isaiah did
not write half the book that hears his name.
The Lord Jesus Christ said in the New
Testament that Isaiah wrote the book that
bears his name."
Dr. Henry M. Starrs: "Is all the gentle
man to order."
Rev. H. Milton Shields, of New Mexico:
"If the statement is not quoted in D,.
Briags' inaugural it is not before the As
The colloquy was carried on in the midst
of great confusion, ories of "orde, I" rising
from all parts of the house, and the moder
ator and MoDougall both trying to lm
heard. The storm having calmed down.
Elder McDougall concluded: "Christ said
no man can come unto the father but by
me. Dr. Briegs saysMartineau found God
through reason and N1wman found him
through the church. Whom will you be
lieve, Christ or Dr. Brigg.?"
The extension of half an hour to the
afternoon seslion enabled the olerk to
progress in the roll through the synod of
Oregon. The assembly then took a recess
until this evening.
The call of the roll was resumed at the
evening session. Only a small percentage
of members took the privilege of seeaking.
It was 8:45 o'clock when the moderator put
the question: "Bhall the speelfieations of
error be sustained?" and Dr. Roberts,
stated clerk, read the first specification, in
substance that the presbytery of New York,
on objections made by Dr. Brigse, required
the prosecuting commitsee to amend the
amended charges and speeificatlons by
striking out charge four. The specification
was declared sustained by a vote of 28.
Specfieations second to twelfth, all re.
lating to irregularities in the proceedings
of the New York presbytery, were sustained
seriatim. The second ground of appeal
was the alleged receiving of improper tes
timony, end based on three speoifloations.
On the first division taken the result was
that the sleoifloation was sustained by a
viva voee vote. The third around of appeal
was the alleged manifestation of prejudice
in the conduct of thl case, and of Its six
specifications the Briggs men carried two
and came within two votes of carrying an
other. I he fifth and last ground of appeal
contained specifooations of error and
charged muitake or injustice in the deci
sion. The votes on these specifications
were taken without division, resultlug in
the declaration that each and every one
Rev. W. O. Young, of Kentucky. then
moved that the roll be called and the as
sembly vote upon the main question, shall
the appeal be sustained, whlch was adopted.
The roll was oalled amidst almost painful
stillness. The vote announced by the
stated clerk was as follows: Whole num.
ber of votes east, 499; to sustain the appeal,
298; to sustain in part. eighty-fve; total to
sustain the appeal. 883; not to sustlin, 116.
Then a motion was made for the appoint
meat of a committee to bring in a explan.
atory minute which shall express the sense
of the assembly as to the action that should
be taken upon the judlment of the presby
tery of New York, and what penalty shall
be imposed alinest Dr. Brlggl, it any.
Adjourned until to.morrow.
Monxorrrg, Ill., May 81.-The UalteM
Presbyterian general assembly delded this
-morning to meet neut ysar at Albay, Ores,
and the general committee on home alI.
alone at Portland, On. A rsoletten was
peased rearmina former deaela.atle
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