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-slfled column! of Thx Hirai.p, 3d P«K«; advertise ment! there only ooit Five Cent! a line. VOL. 36.--NO. 41. CHRISTIAN WORKERS The Presbyterian General Assembly. Interesting Statistics on Church Property. 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 church policy. 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 $90,000. 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. ItEFOUMKD PRESBYTERIANS. The Suffrage Question Again Causing Dissension. 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 us." I BERING SKA OBDBBS. The Oorwln Held in Waiting for Final Instructions. 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 seals. 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 the Future. 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 Waterloo." LIBERAL LUTHERANS. 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 sainted parents. OHIO FARMERS. 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 Minister Porter. 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 phase. 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. I - Democrats Enter a Protest Against Such Proceedings. ' Philadelphia Now to Have Two Treas urers—Perjury Added to the < barges ' Against Beardsley. I , 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 a Reporter. 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 tragedy. AN ENDLESS CONTROVERSY. A Reply to Sir Charles Tupper's Recent Article. 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 ruption. 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. Healthy Cattle. 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 landed. Opium Seized. 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 necessary order. 1 HAS THE ESMERALDA COALED? The Mexican Government Denies the Allegation. 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. WIRE WAIFS. King Charles of Wurtemburg is suf fering from an internal disorder. A bill to extend the modus vivendi to American [fishermen has passed the Canadian senate. 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 second degree. 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, are announced. 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 gal. At Philadelphia judgments aggregat ing $180,000 have been entered against the American Machine company. Ita liabilitiea are believed to be about $200, --000. 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 $5000. 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 forejga. department. 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 tion. 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 much feed. 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 two montha. 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. 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