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VOL. 36.—N0. 40.
Proceedings of the General
Numerous Committees Submit
Money Needed for Missionary Work
at Home aud Abroad.
The Publication Board Sating- Money by
Following the Fighting Klder't
Associated Press DisDatches.
Detroit, May 26. —At the morning
session of the Presbyterian general as
sembly, tbe salary of the secretary of
correspondence was fixed at $1500 a
The standing committee on board of
home missions reported through Dr.
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churches need a great missionary awak
ening. The speaker gave a glance at the
northwest. New England and other
divisions, especially emphasizing the
needs of foreign population.
The report shows that the total re
ceipts for the year were over $958,000;
135 churches were built during the year
at a cost of $425,000, and church debts
were paid to the amount of $144,000.
Tbe membership in churches increased
until there is a total of 156,000. The
total in Sunday schools is 178,000. The
year closed with a debt of $98,000, which
was caused by a great falling off in lega
Great progress in tbe work of
evangelization is reported from all
over tbe country, and the need
of more workers is evident, es
pecially in the newly settled portions
of the west. In the new mining and stock
raising state of Montana and Idaho
there are great inducements for good
workers, and in the swiftly-growing
towns of Washington there is impera
tive need for more men. In Utah,
Wyoming and Colorado there has been
good progress. In New Mexico there is
an opportunity to reap large harvests.
In all but four southern states—South
Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi and
Louisiana—the board has missionaries.
Considerable progress has been made
among the Mexicans, Indians and Mor
Recommendations were made in con
nection with the overture asking that
each presbytery be invited to send dele
gates to the fall meeting of the mission
ary conference, and that such delegates
shall constitute a special committee on
home mission within the bounds of each
presbytery; also urging that the board
push Sabbath school work among for
The moderator annonnced the instan
taneous death of Prof. Van Dyke, of
Brooklyn, who had just resigned his
pastorate to take the chair of systematic
theology in the Union Theological sem
inary. A telegram of condolence to his
widow was voted.
Dr. McMillan, the new secretary of
the board of home missions, spoke at
some length of the work of the board
in the west. He gave a vivid picture of
the difficulties of getting a hearing for
the gospel in some of the new towns
during their booming period, when Sun
day is far the most busy day in the
week. In the west, now-a-days there is
almost nothing of the old time rivalry
between denominations. He said the
Indian is very accessible to the gospel,
and the work" among them is very hope
ful. "Had we spent ten per cent what
it cost to kill them, in evangelizing them,
there would have been no ghost dances."
He told of the great progress
made in New Mexico among the Span
ish-Americans, and in Utah. He con
cluded by saying this should not be let
go by default for lack of money.
Elder Van Rensselaer said in regard
to the recommendation to raise one mil
lion dollars: "What is the use of pledg
ing ourselves to raise this money if we
don't do it. It is a mockery unless we
.can reach the non-contributing churches.
Let us be in dead earnest. The min
isters read the notice in a tremendous
voice, but don't preach and inform the
people about it."
Rev. Thomas Boyd of Oregon told
how they raised money there. He said
152 home mission churches there have
paid their share of the great debt.
James Lewis, D.D., of Illinois, spoke
of the aspects of the work in the central
part of the country. He thought the
amount voted not an absolute pledge,
but a mark to be arrived at.
The recommendations of the report
were then taken up seriatim. Rev.
Adolphus Krebs of St. Louis urged a
better provision for the two German
seminaries. The Germans were tired of
resolutions not acted upon.
At the afternoon session, Col. Elliott
F. Shepherd, of New York, read the re
port of tbe committee on the observance
of the Sabbath.
The standing committee of the board
of aid to colleges, responded through
Rev. Dr. Hays, of California. It aids
three colleges"and five academies organ
ized before 1888, the year when the
board was established, as well as
twelve colleges and sixteen academies
founded since. The aided institutions
have $1,173,278 worth of net property.
The amount received during the year
The special committee on tho board of
publication, through Judge Hand of
Scran ton, Pa., stated reasons for approv
ing the report made earlier in the
session. Judge Hand addressed the
assembly at great length on the subject
■of the management of the board, defend
ing it warmly.
H. E. Simmons, "the fighting elder,"
is chairman of the special committee
that was appointed in '89 by the assem
bly, in response to demands made by
-various bodies and the synod of Ohio in
particular, occasioned by statements as
to high prices paid by the board of pub
lication for work and material. In Sim •
mons's address he disavowed all inten
tion to insinuate or charge crookedness
' or dishonesty against the board, its
business committee or any of its em
ployees. His report was directed against
their trying to manage a business in
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volving a great mass of detail, for which
they have not the necessary knowledge'
Pending further discussion the hour
for adjournment left the matter yet to
be settled. The admissions already
made by Judge Hand imply a saving of
not less than $30,000 a year, as the result
of following Simmons's recommenda
tions. Simmons is confident that if the
rest of his recommendations are adopted,
a saving of at least $50,000 annually will
A Nephew of the Old Commodore Sues
for a Modest Slice.
New York, May 26. —Action was be
gun in the supreme court today, in
which Henry Allen, a nephew of Com
modore Vanderbilt, seeks a half-million
slice of the estate left by the latter.
Allen states that by his un
cle's will $4,500,000 was given to
the commodore's young widow and ten
children (by the first wife) which he
left, but the rest of the estate. $125,000,
--000, went to William H. Vanderbilt.
The mother of the plaintiff began a con
test, and plaintiff claims that the con
test was dropped by compromise. His
suit is to recover the promised amount
which was never paid.
SMASHED THE RECORD.
The Present Term of the Supreme Court
A Business One.
Washington, May 26. —The United
States supreme court, during the term
ending tomorrow, will have completely
smashed the previous high rec
ord of cases disposed of at one
term of the court, settling 617
cases against 470, which heretofore
has been the largest number passed upon
at a single term. The number of cases
presented is unusually large, but of them
only fifteen, which have been argued, go
over until next term for decision. It is
probable that the opinions in these cases
will be written for announcement soon
after the court reconvenes.
MANY DIFFICULTIES ENCOUN
TERED IN FOREIGN' FIELDS.
National Feeling Retards the Work in
Japan—The Blacks of Africa Want
White Preaohers—China's Macedonian
Cincinnati, May 29.—-At this morn
ing's session of the American Baptist
missionary union, work in different mis
sionary fields was discussed. The com
mittee on place and preacher report
Philadelphia for nert year, and Rev. W.
W. Boyd, of New Jersey, as preacher.
Reports of work in Africa, Ja
pan, Burmah and many other
places were made. They invariably
showed advancement. Rev. W. F. Tay
lor, of Indianapolis, in speaking of
Japan, said the people of that country
1 had become conscious of tbeir strength :
"Japan for the Japanese," is the cry.
This has proved a hindrance to mis
sionary work, but is not altogether an
evil. In Africa, Rev. Mr. Burtrick said,
there is disappointment in securing col
ored missionaries, andiu securing a wel
come for them there. The Africans
want white missionaries.
At the closing session this afternoon
officers were elected. Rev. Geo. W.
Northrup, of Illinois, president; Rev.
11. S. Burrage, of Maine, recording sec
A number of addresses were made by
missionaries who were present. The com
mittee on China reported urging that pas
tors lead their people in mission studies;
that one hundred men be sent out as the
Baptists' ratio of the one thousand
asked in the Shanghai conference.
Missionary Berchet, of China, gave
interesting facts as a medical missionary,
and urged larger attention to this phase
of mission work and influence, pleading
that each station have a medical mis
sionary. Rev. Dr. White, of Minnesota,
offered a resolution to this effect, which
Dr. Baldwin read a report on European
missions. "Romanism," he said, "is a
great hindrance to the cross. The mis
sionaries in these peculiarly difficult
fields call for large sympathy."
Several missionaries spoke on the
This afternoon a joint meeting of the
mission society of women was held, and
many addresses were made setting forth
the work to be performed.
In the evening, although the mis
sionary union had formally adjourned,
Pike's opera house was filled with an
attentive audience, Dr. Yambie, with
the aid of a stereoscope, giving illustra
tions of many mission fields and
workers. The week of anniversary meet
ing was then concluded with a benedic
tion by Rev. Dr. Duncan.
THK POACHERS' PICNIC.
They Have a Long Start of the Revenue
Washington, May 26.—The seal fish
eries matter was considered at a cabinet
meeting today at length, but no conclu
sion was reached. Secretary Foster
and the assistant secretary of
state will have a special confer
ence with the president tomorrow, with
the view of determining a plan of action.
The president fully appreciates the ne
cessity for prompt action in the matter,
and is doing all in his power to arrange
that there may be no further delay in
the departure of the revenue cutters to
the Bering sea, for the purpose of pro
tectingthe intereßtsof the United States.
If these vessels were to start now they
would not reach the fisheries until the
middle oi June or fifteen days after the
opening of the season, and it is under
stood that fifty-nine poaching vessels
are now in the vicinity of the
Bering sea, threatening the pursuit and
slaughter of seals. The North American
commercial company's steamer left San
Francisco for the seal islands about a
week ago, and will probably arrive there
by the end of the month, when em
ployees of the company will at once
proceed to take seals and continue to
do so until the entire number allowed
by the law is secured, unless some order
is received from the officials at Wash
ington to the contrary.
The Halcyon at Victoria.
Victoria, B. C, May 26—The schoon
er Halcyon entered this port in ballast
yesterday, and will remain for some
WEDNESDAY MORNING. MAY 27, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
AMONG THE SPORTS.
The Latest Events on me
Fistic Arena. 4
Choynski Did Dooley Up in
He Will Next Try Conclusions With
A Bay State Prize Fight Ends Fatally.
California Horses Were Not
Associated Press Dispatches.
The result of the battle in Australia
was not surprising intelligence. Tie
Californian is one of the cleverest men
in the world of his weight, and toe
chances are that he will turn the tabfes
on Goddard when they meet next Jufr.
California horses did not distinguish
themselves yesterday on the eastern
turf. In local circles nothing but tie
Athletic sports come in for discussion.
The entries will be published in tbe
Herald tomoirow. Below will be found
the principal happenings of thesportitg
world in the past twenty-four hours.
THE OVAL TRACK.
Result of Yesterday's Races at Oravesesd,
Gravesend, May 26. —Five furlongi—
Patrimony colt won, Zerling second,
Natalie third; time, 1:02%.
Mile and eighth—Clarendon won, Eon
second, Madstone third ; time, I:s4j^.
Five furlongs—St. Florian won, Vic
tory second, Lester third ; time, 1:03>4.
Mile and a quarter —Russell won, Am
bulance second, Bolero third; time,
Mile and sixteenth—Text won, Lizzie
second, Kingsbridge third; time, 1:52k.
Mile—Snowball won, Calcium second.
Kitty T. third; time, 1:45^.
Cincinnati, May 26.—Mile—Fred Fink
won, Bob Forsythe second, Hopeful
third; time, 1:44.
Mile and fifty yards—Marion C. won,
Dr. Nave second, Longshot third; time,
Mile and one sixteenth—Brandolette
won, Rosemont second, Georgetown
third; time, I:49>£.
Five furlongs—lgnite won, Oreenarch
second, Caperone third; time, 1:03.
Four and one-half furlongs—Prince of
Darkness won, Con tea second, John
Berkeley third; time, .56%.
Mile—Harry Smith won, Mabel E.
second, Hamlet third; time, 1:44.
RESULTS AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, May 26.—Three-quarters of
of a mile—Gloster won, Phantom - sec
ond, Friendless third ;time, 1:20.
Seven furlongs—Ethel won, Ernest
Race second, Too Sweet third; time,
Five furlongs—Phil Dwyer won, Bill
Murphy second, Lew Weier third; time,
Mile and one eighth—lnsolence won,
Laura Doxey second, Fakir third; time,
Three-quarters of a mile—Renounce
won, Glenhall second, Rose Howard
third; time, 1:20.
Handicap, over four hurdles, mile —
Sourire won, The Moor second, Leander
third ; time, 1:49.
TROTTING AT HOMEWOOD PARK.
Pittsburg, May 26. —First day of the
Homewood driving park spring meeting:
First race, 2:50 trot, $500 —Minot won
in three straight heats; best time, 2:33.
Second race, 2:32 trot, $500—Johnny
B. won in three straight heats, over Jim
Graham ; best time, 2 ::">n 1 .,.
ON THE DIAMOND.
The National Game as it was Played
Cincinnati, May 26. —The Phillies had
little trouble iv defeating Cincinnati
this afternoon. Score: Cincinnati, 1;
Philadelphia, 5. Batteries: Rhines,
Harrington; Thornton, Brown.
Pittsburg, May 26. —Brynan started
in to pitch for Boston, and during the
short period he occupied the box, he
managed to lose the game for his club.
Score: Pittsburg, 10; Boston, 1. Bat
teries: Baldwin, Mack, Berger; Brynan,
Chicago, May 26.—After having the
game practically won, theChicagos went
all to pieces in the eighth, and allowed
New York to score five runs, winning
the game. Score: Chicago, 4; New
York, 5. Batteries: Hutchinson, Kitt
ridge; Buckly, Rusie.
Cleveland, May 26.—Young was too
much for Brooklyn, today. Score:
Cleveland.il; Brooklyn, 8. Batteries:
Young, Zimmer; Hemminig, Daly,
THE AMERICAN GAMES.
At St. Louis—St. Louis, 3; Washing
At Louisville—Louisville, 3; Athlet
ics, 10. <
At Cincinnati—Cincinnati, 21; Bos
At Columbus—Columbus, 4; Balti
At Omaha—Omaha, 10; Denver, 7.
At St. Paul—St. Paul, 3; Sioux
At Milwaukee- Milwaukee, 2; Minne
At Lincoln —Lincoln, 9; Kansas
City, 4. _
THE FISTIC ARENA.
Ghoynskt Knocks Out Dooley in the
Quickest Time on Record.
Melbourne, May 26.—The prize fight
which came off here yesterday between
Choynski. and Dooley was the shortest
combat ever recorded in the history of
the ring. The result showed that Doo
ley was no match for Choynski, for the
latter knocked him out in two rounds.
From the moment the men entered the
ring, Choynski adopted hustling tactics,
and in a short time he drove Dooley to
the ropes. When the men faced each
other in the second round, it was fur
ther demonstrated that Choynski was
the superior of Dooley. The latter was
completely overpowered, and when the
time allotted for the second round had
expired, Choynski made a drive at Doo
ley and knocked him completely out.
Choynski, who was the favorite in bet
ting, at odds of five to four, received no
punishment at all.
choynski and goddabd matched.
A match for £400 has been arranged
between Choynski and Joe Goddard,
A FATAL KNOCK-OUT.
Lynn, Mass., May 26.—James Burns,
of Lynn, who was knocked out in a bat
tle with Harry Tracy, of Cambridge,
Monday evening, died this morning.
The knock-out blow broke a blood ves
sel in his brain, and he never recovered
consciousness. Tracy has been arrested
on the charge of manslaughter. The
arrest of the seconds and management
of the Lynn Athletic club, before which
the light took place, will follow.
Field Day Officers Selected for the Meet
ing on Saturday.
The directors of the Los Angeles Ath
letic club met last evening. A number
of new members were elected. The
secretary reported that the prospects for
a grand day's sport at Agricultural Park
next Saturday were very bright, and
that hot competitions would be the
order of the day. The following field
day officers were selected to have charge
of the sports:
Referee, S. B. Dewey; inspectors, J.
8. Thayer, F. R. Liddell; judges at fin
ish, G. H. Pike, J. D. Wiley, F. X.
Parker; field judges, M. T. Spencer, A.
Solano, W. F. Kennedy ; timers, G. W.
Williamson, G. L. Arnold, Al. Lindley;
judge of walking, J. S. Thayer; starter,
A. C. Way; clerk of course, A. L. Doyle;
scorer, W. O. Boyd; marshal, John
Brink; assistant clerks, E. T. Cook,
The day's festivities will begin with a
baseball game between the Los Angeles
Athletic club nine and a team from
Santa Ana. Play will be called at 12
sharp. The sports will start at 1:30
THE MAN FOR THE PLACE.
MAXWELL'S FATE STILL HANGING
IN THE BALANCE.
De Young Making a Gallant Fight for His
Protege—The San Francisco World's
Fair Association Endorses Him.
Chicago, May 26.—The confirmation
of Maxwell, as chief of the horticultural
bureau of the world's fair, still hangs
fire. The special committee has not yet
reported. Commissioner De Young
writes from San Francisco that the state
ments made against Maxwell have given
his friends in California much annoy
ance. De Young has made an investi
gation since his return to the coast, and
iiuds that Maxwell baa had a general
experience in horticultural matters, and
is undoubtedly the man for the place.
Saw Francisco, May 26.—At a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
San Francisco world's fair association
today, there was considerable discussion
over the proposition to endorse the ap
pointment of Walter S. Maxwell as chief
of the bureau of horticulture of the
world's Columbian exposition. Among
those who spoke were M. H. De Young,
M. M. Estee, Irving M. Scott and Mr.
Jacobs. A resolution endorsing Max
well was finally adopted, with one dis
senting voice, that of Mr. Estee.
A HEINOUS CRIME.
A Mother and Child Hanged by the Wo
Galena, Kan., May 26. —Several weeks
ago Mrs. Blanche McKey, from Colo
rado, came here to visit her mother.
She was accompanied by two children,
aged 6 years and 2 months, respectively.
She had not been here long when Wm.
Alvord,also of Colorado, appeared on the
scejie. He and Mrs. McKey were evi
dently on very intimate terms. On
Sunday afternoon Alvord went walking
in the woods with Mrs. McKey and her
two children. The oldest child returned
home at 4 o'clock. Mrs. McKey and
the youngest child were never again
seen alive. A searching party
today discovered the bodies of the
mother and child hanging to a tree in
the woods, where they had been walking
on Sunday. Alvord was arrested on
Sunday night on suspicion of murder.
When he heard the news of the finding
of the bodies today he attempted suicide
by hanging, but was cut down in time to
save his life.
A PRETTY HOW-D'YE-DO.
The New Orleans Grand Jury Finds That
Bribers Cannot Be Punished.
New Orleans, May 26. —The grand
jury has found an indictment against,
I McCrystal and Cooney, two of O'Mal
ley's assistants, for attempting to bribe
jurors. But the grand jury is not in a
pleasant frame of mind, for after inves
tigating bribery for over a week it has
made the discovery that there is no law
to punish offenders. The bribery act
covering the matter has no penal clause.
When the case of Deputy Sheriff
White, charged with bribery in connec
tion with the Heunessy case, was called
today, Leon Burthe, the principal wit
ness for the state, was found to be miss
ing. Inquiry elicited the fact that he
had gone to St. Louis after the summons
was served on him. The shipping away
of the principal witness in the first of
the bribery cases called, is regarded as
strong circumstantial evidence against
Fyffe Committed for Trial.
London, May 26.—C. A. Fyffe, tbe
historian, was today again charged
at the Croydon police court
with indecent assault upon a
lad. Fyffe, it will be remem
bered, was so overwhelmed with
the charge brought against him that on
April 27th he attempted suicide. After
the dean of Westminster, Horace Davey,
Sir George Grove and others had given
testimony as to the honorable character
of the accused, he was committed for
Paris, May 26.—The omnibus strike
has ended in a victory for the Btrikers.
A suit with an artistic cut and fit,
first-class workmanship and linings; can
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A Plain Statement!
WE ARE NOT FAKIRS. We announced last
Sunday for the first time our determination to close
out business. We mean just what we say. We don't
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$15.00 suits for $7.50.
BUT WE WILL
Sell you goods at cost, plus the freight. Our goods
are not auction goods, nor are they old and shopworn.
On the contrary they are all new, and well selected
for the wants of this community.
ALL WE WANT
Is to get our money back. We have never deceived
the public, and we do not propose to begin now. We
are in earnest and do not get up this sale merely for
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going to give away our goods, but you can have them
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