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VOL. 36.--NO. 41.
The Presbyterian General
Interesting Statistics on Church
The Report of the Committee on the
Briggs Case Read.
Old School Presbyterian! Quibbling;
About the Suffrage—The Luth
o,r*n Synod, Btc.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Detroit, May 27. —After devotional
exercises at the Presbyterian general
assembly, this morning, Dr. Johnson re
ported favorably on a religious exhibit
at the world's fair.
Dr. Nichols read a report from the
committee on increase of the ministry,
with particular reference to the recep
tion of ministers from other denomina
tions. Referred to the committee on
The standing committee on foreign
missions reported. The report notes
the resignation of John C. Lowrie, D.
D., senior secretary, and the appoint
ment of David Gregg, D. D., to be a
member of the board; also of Field Sec
retary, Rev. Thomas Marshall.
The treasurer's report for the year
ending April 30th, shows: Expendi
tures, $973.000., which, with the short
age from last year, leaves a deficit of
An unusually large number of candi
dates applied for foreign work last year,
and seventy-three were found qualified
and sent out. The aggregate addition to
mission churches is 2875. An increase
in pupils in schools is shown, aa
is also growth in favor of medical mis
sions. ■ The work was hindred greatly
by the war between Gautomata and San
Salvador, and by the present strife in
Chile, but encouraging reports are re
ceived from elsewhere.
After reference of the overtures to the
proper committees, the recommenda
tions of the committee on the report of
the foreign board, were adopted.
A minute of regret on the death Mon
day night of ex-Moderator Van Dyke, of
Brooklyn, was adopted.
At the afternoon session, the standing
committee on church erection reported.
The work of the year has called for
caution, owing to the exhaustion of the
special fond provided by L. R. Stuart,
.and of the small working bal
ance heretofore carried from year
to year. The' steady advance of the
church requires an advance in church
eievHun. "Tire amount of aid asked tbe
last five years has been 31 per cent,
more than for the five years before that.
More than half of the 6884 churches
give nothing to this board.
The income for the year was $126,642.
The aggregate value of church and
manse property secured by aided
chnrchee in the year was about $400,000,
for which the board holds mortgages.
A careful estimate of the total value
of the churches and manses owned
by the churches of the assembly in
the United States, is $75,000,000; about
two-thirds of this belongs to the
churches in the synods of New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Balti
more. The board wants $150,000 this
year, and the formation of a large loan
fund is recommended.
Dr. Bartlett yielded the floor to Dr.
Pat ton, who asked leave to read so much
of the report on theological seminaries
as bears on the case of Dr, Briggs, in
order that it may be printed and dis
tributed to the assembly when it comes
up for action tomorrow.
The committee reply to so much of
the report of the Union Theological
seminary as bears on Dr. Briggs' ap-
f ointment or transfer to the chair ol
ibfical theology. "Our duty is a deli
cate one," says the report; "especially
as the Presbytery of New York is trying
him on the charge of heresy, and we
must not prejudge the case which at
' some future time must come before us
on appeal. The question before us is
not that of his doctrinal soundness, but
that of approval by the assembly. We
admit that in one view the trustees may
have ground for their denial of the right
of the assembly to veto the transfer
of a professor from one chair to another.
The trustees of the seminary consider
that the original appointment gives the
status, and that the assembly has a
right to forbid; but the transfer simply
assigns a duty, and with that the as
sembly has no right to interfere. Now,
while we think the assembly has con
trol of both, yet in view of
the cordial relations always
existing between the trustees
of the seminary, it would be proper to
appoint a committee of conference with
them to report at the next assembly."
In accordance with these views,
the committee recommend that
the assembly disapprove of
the appointment of Dr. Briggs
to the Robinson chair of Biblical theol
ogy of the Union theological seminary,
and that the committee of conference
with the trustees of that institution be i
appointed by the assembly, to report to
the next assembly.
Dr. Bartlett resumed the report on
church erection, and made a stirring ad
dress, advocating the duty of helping
the Presbyterian cause as first and fore
most, and this through the board, in
stead of through private channels.
Adjourned. , !
There is a great deal of talk tonight
over Patton's report on Briggs. Briggs 1
has quite a few friends, Who speak for
him, but it is thought the report
will have a two-thirds majority.
The general opinion expressed' by
groups in conversation, seems to be that
the right of veto must be exercised now,
or not at all.
The Suffrage Question Again Causing
Pittsburg, May 27. —The sixty-second
synod of the Reformed Presbyterian i
church of North . America began this
morning, with 200 delegates present.
The entire session was devoted to prayer.
This synod is a branch of the Reformed
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
I Presbyterian church known as the "old
| school," and the same question will
come before it that caused the split in
1833—the right of suffrage. After the
session one of the nine ministers sus-
I pended for exercising the right of suf
frage said:' "If the synod sustains the
suspension and puts us out the church,
at least twenty-five ministers will follow
I BERING SKA OBDBBS.
The Oorwln Held in Waiting for Final
Washington, May 27.—Anent the
! orders given to .the revenue cutters Bear
and Rush to proceed at once to Alaska,
it is learned that the Corwin is to fol
low, but will not sail for some days yet,
r and in the meantime the government
will consider the advisability of giving
the Corwin special instructions modify
ing those under which the Rush and
Bear sail, the instructions of the two
[ last named vessels being the same aa
1 those of last year. They are not to seize
• poaching vessels unless found illicitly
sealing within a marine league of the
shore, but to warn them off.
The general subject as to whether or
1 not there is to be a closed season has
i not, it is said, yet been settled, no reply
• having been received by the United
■ States government in answer to its
counter proposition to the British gov
ernment to allow the natives to kill
7500 seals, to furnish them with their
usual food supplies. The president and
' advisors, it is said, are yet waiting on
Lord Salisbury for some expression of
. opinion about the matter. Pending this
reply, or some alternative suggestion or
offer from the British government, it is
not believed the matter will be finally
settled. If a close season should be
agreed upon, the treasury department
can send the revenue cutter Corwin to
the seal islands with such sup
plementary orders as may be
needed to fit the new status of affairs.
It is thought probable, however, by
those well informed that should a close
season be eventually agreed upon, it
will not be possible for the British gov
ernment to compel the great horde of
poaching vessels now on their way, and
in Bering sea, to desist from taking
Major Williams, chief special agent to
the seat islands, has received no orders
containing a modification of the original
numberof seals(6o,ooo),which the North
American Commercial company were
authorized to take. >
AN IBIDBSCENT DREAM.
Ingalls's View of the Republicanism of
Hutchinson, . Kan., May 27.—At a
meeting yesterday of the Republican
editors of the Seventh congressional dis
trict, a letter from ex-Senator Ingalls
was read. Among other things the let
ter said: The Republicanism of the fu
ture must readjust itself to the changed
conditions of American life, or it will
perish. I wish to save it from this
fate by recalling the spirit of
energy and aggressive and patriotic feme
of'its founder's to the campaign of 1860.
Harrison will be renominated and Cleve
land will be his antagonist. It we have
courage and confidence, it will be an
Aiißterlitz. If we dicker with popular
errors, compromise with unprincipled
leaders and sneer at honest differences
and judgment ofj opinion, it will be a
Money Freely Subscribed for a New Col
lege at Omaha.
Lebanon, Pa., May 27.—An offer was
made to the general synod of the Evan
gelical Lutheran church today, through
the board of education, of $150,000 to
found a Lutheran seminary in Omaha,
Neb., provided the church raise $160,000
in one year from July next, and resolu
tions instructing the board to accept the
proposition and take the necessary steps
to meet the conditions, were unani
mously adopted amid great enthusiasm.
Subscriptions in cash were then offered
so freely that the regular business was
suspended. More than $20,000 was sub
scribed. Augustus Kountzof New York,
who made the most generous offer, gave
$10,000 additional in memory of his
They Vote to Stand Aloof From the
Third Party Movement.
ColumbuSj 0., May 27.—The Farmers'
union of Ohio in convention today dis
cussed the third party movement, and
after a debate on the proposition to
name an independent state ticket, de
feated it, 63 to 64. A platform was
adopted, declaring for an equal and fair
distribution of the necessary burden of
taxation on all farms of wealth listed at
the actual value; school books at actual
cost; the suppression of all traffic in in
toxicating liquors as a beverage; the is
sue of not less than fifty dollars per cap
ita, full legal tender money, to consist
of gold and silver, on a parity with each
other and paper. ,
THE NEW ORLEANS AFFAIR.
Rudlni Has an Important Interview with
Rome, May 27.—The rumor that the
Sope was trying to mediate in the New
deans dispute is discredited, because
it would imply papal recognition of the
Italian monarchy. Premier Rudini has
had an important interview with United
States Minister Porter, and the New
Orleans question has assumed a new
Vines In Good Condition.
San Francisco, May 27,—The state
board of viticulture has received word
from various parts of the state that
there has so far been no visitation of '
frost, and that the vines are healthy, 1
except in some parts where the "vine
hopper" infests them. Indications for j
a good crop are promising.
Reformed J Episcopalians.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 27.—The thir
teenth general council of the Reformed
Episcopal church of America began here 1
today, with delegates present from all 1
parts of the United States and Canada. 1
Bishop Fallows, of Chicago, president. 1
Today waa devoted to routine business.
— . i
Judge Taft's Body." <
Cincinnati, May 27.—The body of the >
late Judge Taft, ex-miniater to Auatria
and Russia, who died in San Diego, ar
rived here today. It waa immediately
taken to the old Taft homestead, on t
Mount Auburn, where the funeral will 1
take place tomorrow. I
THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
ALLOWED TO RESIGN.
; Republican Leniency Toward
a Rascal Officer.
Treasurer Bardsley Permitted
i to Retire Gracefully.
- Democrats Enter a Protest Against
' Philadelphia Now to Have Two Treas
urers—Perjury Added to the < barges
' Against Beardsley.
t Associated Press Dispatches.
i Philadelphia, May 27.—80 th branches
i of the city council today accepted the
resignation of City Treasurer Bardsley.
The six Democrats in the select branch,
entered a formal protest against allowfng
a man charged with such a aeriouß crime
to resign. Richard G. Oellers, business
manager of the Record. waR elected to
fill the unexpired term of Bardsley.
The Democrats refused to take any part
in this election. While the meeting was
in progress, the Democrats endorsed W.
Redwood Wright, Governor Patti
aon's appointee. Bardsley's resigna
tion will take effect Saturday
next, and then Philadelphia will have
two city treasurers, one named by the
city council and the other by the gov
ernor. The question will probably be
brought before the courts at once.
An investigation today developed the
fact that Bardsley had considerable
dealings with other brokers besides
Glendening & Co., and the inferences
are that he speculated through these
firms. The report that Bardsley had
hypothecated the securities of the sink
ing fund is denied by Mayor JStuart.
District Attorney, Gray today took out
another warrant for Bardsley's arrest,
charging him with perjury in violating
his oath of office in using public money
for his own gain.
A WRONG REPORT.
The Principals In a Tragedy Mixed Up by
CoiTONwooD.Cal., May 27.—The report
telegraphed from Red Bluff to the city
papers, Monday, concerning a murder
near here, in Tehama couritv, waa
wrong. Smith waa killed by Fenwick,
and not Fenwick by Smith. The shoot
ing was done Saturday evening. Smith
waa a large, atrong man, 30 yeara old,
and Fenwick a mere boy, 20 years old.
About a year ago Smith beat young Fen
wick's father nearly to death, from whiclj
he was laid up in a critical condition
several weeks. Since then the Fenwickf
have found several of their cattl*
and horses poisoned, for which tho*
blamed Smith. Young Fenwick says he
waa riding along the road in the woods
with a Winchester rifle in his hands,
when he met Smith, who stopped him
and said: "Did you say that I poisoned
your cattle?" Fenwick replied that he
had said so. Then Smith reached for
hia revolver, and the boy raised hia rifle
andahot him. Then he went to Red
Bluff and gave himself up. There were
no witnesses, and the boy's statement ia
generally believed here. The dead man
was buried today near the scene of the
AN ENDLESS CONTROVERSY.
A Reply to Sir Charles Tupper's Recent
Toronto, May 27.—A cable from Lon
don to the Globe says : Prof. Goldwin
Smith has a brief letter in the Times to
day on Tupper's article in the Contem
porary Review, specially dealing with
the charge that the Conservatives at the
laat election had to face a formidable
conapiracy to aubvert Britiah institu
tions in Canada, and to annex the do
minion to the United States. Smith '
shows that Sir John Mac Donald, at
Ottawa, had not dared to Utter one
syllable onjthe subject. The charge, he
says, is a figment conatructed out of
materials supplied by reptile agencies
for election purposes, and is now dis
carded. The Canadian Liberals are
fighting, he says, not only against pro
tection, but against government by cor
A Japanese Colony.
San Francisco, May 27.—The steamer
City of Pekin brought news to the in
spector of immigration of this port, of
the organization of a Japanese colony to
aettle somewhere in California. Kata
oka Kenkichi is the originator of the
movement. He ia a native of Toaa, Ja
pan, and a member of the houae of rep
reaentativea. At preaent he ia soliciting
the co-operation of other moneyed men
in the empire, and already hia plana
have assumed practical shape. At Toaa
and other .places in the interior of Japan,
his agents are aelecting able-bodied mar
ried farmera of from 20 to 30 years of
age. These are to form the advance
guard of the colony.
Liverpool, May 27.—Further particu
lars in regard to "the reported seizure,
yesterday, of a cargo of cattle on board
the steamship Lake Huron, from Mon
treal, on the ground that pleuro-pneu
monia existed among the animals, show
that only one head was suspected of be
ing a sufferer from the disease. The
cattle inspector here ordered the animal
killed, and its lungs were sent to Lon
don for analyais. The government
analyist today telegraphed that there
was not the slightest trace of pleuro
pneumonia in the lungs submitted to
him, and consequently the cargo waa
San Francisco, May 27.—Revenue
officers today seized $4000 worth of
opium belonging to Fay Ken, a China
town merchant. Ken made application
to have the opium stamped, claiming it 1
was manufactured before the passage of
the new revenne law. The customs
officers, however, state that the opium
was smuggled from Victoria.
Danger at Walla Walla.'
Walla Walla, Wash., May 27.-Ths
sheriff of Walla Walla county today
telegraphed Governor Ferry asking him
to send arms and ammunition, as an
outbreak of soldiers waa possible when
the arrest of the soldier indicted for
' complicity in the Hunt lynching waa
made tomorrow. The governor aent the
1 HAS THE ESMERALDA COALED?
The Mexican Government Denies the
City of Mexico, May 27.—El Partido,
. a semi-official government organ, pub
liahea telegrams which passed between
the mayor of Acapulco. the governor of
the atate of Guerrero and President
Diaz, in reference to the Esmeralda's
• efforts to obtain coal, ahowing that the
instructions of the government were to
resist any attempt on the part of the
Eameralda to take coal by force, and in
structing the people to aid the govern
ment forces in repelling an attack,
"without paying attention to the secur
ity of the town." The Anglo-American,
however, says the government allowed
the Esmeralda to coal.
King Charles of Wurtemburg is suf
fering from an internal disorder.
A bill to extend the modus vivendi to
American [fishermen has passed the
General B. B. Eggleston, aged 73, died
at Witchita, Kan., Wednesday morning
from the effects of grippe.
Dr. Garrison, who shot and killed Dr.
Baird, at Wheeling, W. Va., March laat,
haa been found guilty of murder in the
At Toronto, Ont., Wm. Stilt, William
Gilmour and Charles Lockwood were
drowned in Rideau lake by the upaet
ting of a canoe.
The deaths of Professor Charles Will
iam Naegeli, a German botanist, and
Joseph Roumanille, the Provencial poet,
At Sioux Falls, S. D , Plenty Horses
trial continuea to attracts large crowds.
The defense are still working to estab
lish the war theory.
The Argentine senate has extended
for an indefinite period the delay of
twenty days accorded to the banks in
the payment of deposits.
• Joseph Goodwin, convicted at Red
ding, Cal., of murder in the second
degree, has been sentenced to a term of
twenty yeara in the state prison.
The Portuguese finance minister, in the
course of an interview with the governor
of the Bank of France, stated his inten
tion to introduce bi-metalliam in Portu
At Philadelphia judgments aggregat
ing $180,000 have been entered against
the American Machine company. Ita
liabilitiea are believed to be about $200,
At Red Bluff, Cal., T. R. Ryan's reai
dence. with contents, burned Tuesday,
caused by the explosion of a lamp. The
loss is estimated at $8000, insured for
The world's fair directory haa con
firmed the appointment of F. J. Skiff aa
chief of the department of mines and
mining, and M.. K. Ktone aa chief oi the
At Council Bluffs, lowa, the judd-
Wella Investment company has failed.
Assets, $75,000; liabilities, $150,000.
The failure waa caused by injudicioua
investments in real estate.
At Raymond, Miss., Anderson Harria
(colored;, waa hanged on Wednesday
for the murder of Hon. Gillie M. Lewis,
mayor of Clinton, laat October. The
execution was witnessed by 2000 persone.
" The New South Wales assembly is de
bating a motion of a want of confidence
in the ministry, proposed by Dibbs,
leader of the opposition, against the re
solutions in favor of Australian federa
Grasshoppers have become very nu
merous and destructive in Sutter and
Yuba counties, Cal. Fred Ereate, who
haa a nursery near the Sutter county
Buttea, set fire to drive them off. The
fire spread all over the hill, destroying
The French chamber of deputies has
passed a bill providing for the storing of
a stock of grain in every fortified town in
France, sufficient ±o feed all the civil
ians of such towns in time of war, for
The Hamburg-American steamship
Fuerst, from New York, May 21st, for
Hamburg, was signalled off Scilly at 4:30
p. m. Wednesday. The time of passage
was 6 days, 14 hours and 30 minutes,
the best on recrord.
M. Bergier, a counsellor in the Bor
deaux appeal cnurt, haa committed sui
cide, owing to losses amounting to $200,
--000 in bourae speculations, M. Menou,
a banker of Bordeaux, has failed with
liabilitiea of $1,000,000.
The amount of silver offered for aale to
the treasury department, Wedneaday,
waa 883,000 ouncea, and the amount pur
chaaed, 294,000 ounces, as follows: 60,
--000 ounces at $.9730, 50,000 at $.9745,
25,000 at $.9749, 150,000 at $.9750.
Tbe suspended banking firm of Hun
nell & Scranton, of New Haven, Conn.,
haa filed a statement showing assets
$150,000 and liabilities about $500,000.
It ia doubtful if the creditors will rea
lize more than forty cents on the dollar.
Articles of incorporation of the Santa
Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway com
pany, for the construction of a railroad
from Ashfork on the Atlantic and Pa
cific, through Prescott to Phoenix, have
been filed with the secretary of Arizona.
Two men were shot by employees of a
circus, which held forth at Mahony
City, Pa. Another had his skull frac
tured with a stone, and a number were
more or leaa seriously hurt. The fight
originated over a gambling game in one
of the tents. None of the showmen
were hurt. •
Secretary Foster haa laid down the
new policy that polygamists come under
the debarred class of immigrants, and
should not be allowed to enter the
United Statea. The case arose on the
landing in New York of one Peterson
and wife, of Sweden. The secretary
directed that they be returned to
Sweden at once.
At the annual meeting of the Pacific
Mail Steamship company the old board
of directors was re-elected. The annual
report showed a surplus of earnings of
$803,000; after paying all charges; but
no dividend will be declared, as the
company has decided to use the money
in imorovements for the purpose of tak
ing advantage of the subsidy law.
A suit with an artistic cut and fit,
first-class workmanship and linings, can
be bad at H. A. Greta, 125 W. Third at.
A Plain Statement!!
WE ARE NOT FAKIRS. We announced last I
Sunday for the first time our determination to close $
out business. We mean just what we say. We don't
tell you that we will sell $20.00 suits for $10.00, or 1
$15.00 suits for $7.50. ''
BUT WE WILL I
Sell you goods at cost, plus the freight. Our goods 1
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 I
Is to get our money back. We have never deceived 1
the public, and we do not propose to begin how. We I
are in earnest and do not get up this sale merely for 1
OUR COST SALE I
Is genuine. We will tell you no lies. We are not I
going to give away our goods, but you can have them I
shorn of all profit. So now is your time for goods 1
at Cost. M
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If you have your clothes made to order come and see us. We will surely please
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Its total payments to policy holders ejcceed tho combined payments of the
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It has more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company,
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From organization to January, 1891, it has paid back in cash to its members
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Booms to Rent, Sale Notices,
Business chances and Profee
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