Newspaper Page Text
ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA., FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1893. VOLUME XLI?NUMBER 237.
IK CONCLUDES Ilia Dofcnso Bol'oro tho Preabytor jaii Qciuerul Assembly. II FOUR AND II HALF HOURS'8PEEG1 la Whioh tho Doctor Touoliui Every Point at Issuo. .. no nrnir nntrnnt noorllDn Kililll ur inn unntinHL hoolmdl To Hear tho Case Denied Uy Him An Intimation That u Court o I (|uity May Yet Decide the Quoh lion of i'ersonal Iti^Utu Involved llu lloutllruis ilis Acccptunco oi'thi Holy Scripture* us tho Word o Coil and CIuIiuh That Ilo Hus No Departed From 1'resbytcrJai) Doc trliiou?An tfiaboratg Argument The Sunday Question?Tho Ausom bly Assured Uy tho Attorney Gouor al That tho Law Will lie Lhiforcod WA.-iinxc.TON, D. C., May 24.?At 0:3t tho moderator opened the general aa Humbly with prayer, and uftor tho dis position of soino routino buainoaa, pro aontud a report froui tho judicial com inittoo rocouuaondixiK that tho uix com plaints of J. J. McCook and others against tho Now York synod, growin, oat oi tho trial of l'rof. JJriggs, bo rofor red to a judicial commission for trial. Tlio recommeudatiou of tho commit tuo was adopted. Dr. Uaker then reported tho uction o tho committeo upon the overtures re luting to appeals direct from the synoi to general assembly. Tho committor Hai'i that inasmuch au those overture hud to do with tho ease now pending i Hoomed only fair tlmt the report oi them should be made before tho cas should bo determined. At tho earn tiuie, recognizing tho fact that then Mud no opportunity at thiu time for thi diocussion, it was recommondod thu the report bo placed on tho docket, un lesa the asuembly was ready to voti promptly on it. Uverturos frou twenty-niuo presbyteries asked speci (icution on tho case now pending ttioue from fourteen others uskod i change in the book of discipline to pre vont any future appeal being takei direct from tho presbytery to tho gen oral ussembly. Tho committeo recom mended tho adoption of tho followinj resolution: "itowimi, That a presbytery has th< undoubted right of petition to the gen " 'ill HOL'umlilu na fn nil iiimHapj rnlnliiu tu the polity of tho church; but nt overture from a presbytery, advisinj the assembly what action should hi taken hy said assembly in ponding ju diciul case, is an irroaular and impre ceilontod ecclesiastical procedure Every presbytery has the right and till opportunity to have its opinion on i pending judicial case expressed througl its cuiiuuissionera on the lloor of tin assembly, hut it has not tho right I); overture to try to influence the docisiot of the assembly on any pending judicia case. We thoroforo recommend thn all such overtures, in so far as tlioy ro lute to tho action of the assembly in tin case now ponding beforo it, bo lait upon the table. Wo further recom mend that part of Batd overtures relat ing to a cliongo in tho Book of Uiaci phuo, ho as to provide that no case may in the futuro may be taken by ap peal directly from the presbytory to th general assombly, bo roferrod to th committee on church polity." The assembly apparently was read; to act upon tho report, fyr a motion t accept it and adont tho rocommonda tions was promptly mado and adoptci witli no dissent. Moderator C'raig then rccoivod th HBsombly into a judicial court, and Dr lirijigj resumed his speoch in defeuso o tho action of tho Now York presbyter in the case of tho prosecution nguina liim and in opposition to tho ontot tainlng of tho appoal from tho judg ment of tho presbytery thoreon. DO. UMBOS IIEBUMIU. Aftor briefly rostating tbo points uiad yesterday Dr. Briggs noid: "Tho pros bytery of Now York, the largost in th l'f sbytorlan church, aftor a long am patient consideration of tho merits o thn casu cave a vordict ol acquittal Would the gonernl assembly bo wlllini to give tho samo amount of tnno am same degree of pntionco to tho consider atiun 01 the morlts of tho case if th appoal should bo ontortainod. Thi goneral assembly is composed of mor than C>l)l) members from all parts of th United States. It Is likely that b numerous a body will bo more equil able court than tho presbytery of Nov York. Lot any ono consider tho Bitnr ntion of allnira in tho I'rosbytorlai church Binco tho procoss was hi gun ugninut Dr. Briggs and hon ostly ask whother tho goncrt a omhly is likely to bo in a mor judicial fratno of mind than tho pros bytery of Now York. If tho gonorti assembly should ontortaln this apponl it would he necessary to consider th merits of tho ciiso with tho utmost cart with evident impartiality, with ontir freedom from purty.projudlco and wit uimoarlod natlonoo forsovornl wookB or you could not win public confldonc i" your justice, or publlo respect fo your decision. II yon ovorrulo all th provisions of tho constitution am minims of civil law, tho usages t civil unci ei'closlustlonl courts In ordo to etitertuln an appoal ami tlion rtis [o a hasty declllon, you strike a deadl l'lniv at tho constitution and tho do clplliio ol tho l'rosbytorlnn oliuroh." Ho tlion reviewed tho history of th <u?o through Its various usungoi I lueibytory and general nsiombly, show Ing tho dismissal of thoolmrgos In 1HII and on acquittal tu 1HUJ, "by a court' us no raid, "which showed so ovldoutl) tunny the least, that tlioy woro nu biased in fuvur of Dr. llrlggi, and whir ? "Minder the oilornnl pressure of th unfavorable aotlon of tho two gonori assemblies, and which wus oompolle to .icqttlt him by tho evidence In th case, is equivalent to put tho dofondau In jeopardy again for tho errors charge against hltu. A iuoumtion. "No civil court could dotncli n wroni It would bo a new and lnlquHotll hr< cedoot In an ecclesiastical Court. Th civil courts might fuel compellod In th interests oi oquity to inlorpoao. Tliu gonerul assembly cannot omortain his appeal witliuut doiug violonce to tho sense oi ri^ht which is exhibited in tho constitution oi our country in the inurims oi coinmou law, in tho statutes of our commonwealth and in tho practicu of our civil courts without establishing un entirely now and dunJ gorous precedent in ecclesiastical law without doing grave injustice to tho defendants ?nil to tho presbytery of 3 Now York and without undorralninsr public ooulidonco in tho equity of the Presbytoriun discipline. Is not this too heavy a cost to pay for tho aako of i securing a condemnation of ono man, I however objectiouablo ho may bo? Is It not too groat it strain to put upon our constitution in ordor to gain a do' cision on questions of doctrine which ' inttv bo more clearly and satisfactorily . Uenned by n procedure prescribed in i tho form of government? Tho common law lays down this fundamental prin? clplc which applies to tills emu, if to f any; it is for tho public good that there should be au end to the litigation." ' The distinguished doctor went over tho whole report of llio proceeding ioadinit up to his trial by tho New York preabvtery and tho trial it?olf, pointing out whore points of law and fact had all . boon in his favor, and also pointing out whore ruling had boon made unfairly ' mjuiust him. treated unfairly. 0 Although the rule of tho church doos " not allow the moderator of a presbytery " to docide constitutional questions, the modorator of tho Now Yorlt prosbytery decided such a question?one of the . most vital iu thin whole caso?againat the defendant without giving him an ' opportunity to dobalo the question. ? The oueation was as to whethor tlie bo called proaocuting committeo was an original parly to this case or not, and when the modorator docidod it in the afllriuallve, in the unfair and overbearing mannor atatod, the defendf ant carried his wrongs to the synod of Now York and nppealod Irom the doci, sion. Until that appeal has boon passed tipon, tho general assembly has 11 no right whatever to couaider this case. 'P?. I nU 1 a liiu uuuuuiwiuu nuviiij; uuburuiiuuu iu t contiuuti tho prosocution of thin caso, i in opposition to tlio expressed doslro of o tho Now York proabytory, they say that o thoy nut independently and as reprob sentativos of tlio Presbyterian church o of tho Unitod Status of Ainorlca. Is it t not gratifying Dr. Brings asked, thut - thoro should bo at least a few members 0 of tho Now York proabytory who aru 1 dotormiucd to stand by tlio old faith against tho majority of thoir colleagues ? ; Tho goueral usaombly cannot tuko a this case undor consideration, Tlio i- matter is in tho hands of tho synod of i New York. That aynod baa thrown its - ahiold ovor thodofandant and will pro tool, not only him, but its own righta ; of hearing the case without having its jurisdiction interfered with rashly by 0 tiie assombly. Thoro was no precodont whatovor, ho ; aaid, for tho leaping of tlio synod by an 1 appoal from an acquittal. It wan also f bad policy for tho church to havo intor3 veiling courts overleaped. If tho larg oat synod, that of Now York, should - thus bo overleaped in tlio oflort to . bring, tho caso of l)r. llrlggs to a i spoody conclusion, what is thoro to proi vent tho loaning of any other synod to i satisfy tho ambition ol somo other aa0 piring prosecutor? y What right havo tho cotnmisslonora 1 to tho goneral assembly to ontortnin 1 this appeal? ho naked. Tho assembly t has boon informed that this caso baa - boon taken undor consideration by tho a Now York synod. If, thoroforo, tho ns1 soinbly should docido to come to a final - decision in the matter and overturn tho - nnai uecision 01 mo i>ow lore uresuj tory, it would not find tho final decision 9 for tlio defendant, tho prosbytory and * tlio synod could not accept it as cither e constitutional or valid. u iScforo tho decision could ba made, continuod Dr. Briggs, it would bo necy ossarv in tho intoreat of common eonso o and common jiutico to liavo tho Inter iooutory appouls passed upon. Thoso d nro in the hands of tho Now York synod, and it is attempted to brush uaido o nil of theso in tlxi effort to brin? the . matter to a speedy conclusion when tho f time savod could not tie inoro than a y year, lloro in tho capital of tho nation t it is being attempted to override somn - of the common principles of tho law in order to gratify tho vain ambition of thoso prosecutors. HXAdOBKATKD IMPOUTANCE. o Why should tho case of Dr. Briggs bo made no prominent and pushed to tbo 0 front as tho most important ecclesiastical discussion of tho closing decauo of tho ninotoonth century? Tlioy say that it is a case of vital importance. He, tho spoalcor, thought tlioy exaggerated its Importance, and bo had always " thought so. 0 At 11:25 Dr. Briggs yielded for a mo0 tlon to adjourn. u Tho moderator statod tliut tho comu mltteo upon closing tho World's Fair 0 on Sunday would visit Attornoy Gen* ' oral Olney in tho noon rocois. ArrRHNOON HF-KSION. 1 At tho opening of tho uftornoon sossion of tho gonoral assembly Dr. CJruig 'j stated that a connnlttoo appointed to ? visit Attornoy General Olney had dotio . so during tho noon recess, and bad to I roport: That tho committee woro most colitis tnouoly received by tho attornoy gener, al, who assurod the commlttoo that p himself and tho district attornoy of ChiI, cage, who was in this city, woro watching the Sunday opening mutter with J, the groateat euro in ordor to soo to it ,r that tho United States laws should ho 0 strictly unforced regarding tlio closing j of the fair gates on Sunday, and ho do,( sirod the coinmlften to say to tlio nsr sotnblv that tho government would take I, proper tnouauros for tho protoctlon of y Its rights, Tho announcement was recolvud with a round of applause. 0 Dr. llrlgga then resumed nnd npoko ? oxleniporancously until the end of Ills address. llo called tlio attention of the 1 nxHoinhly to tho stars at tlio bottom of > pace it In tho brief of lilt prmocutor. They woro not stars of glory, ho snlil. It but stars of shame, for tlioy indicated I, nu omission which should not huvo a been made. What right had llioso ap,1 pellailts to omit such matters an tlioy ,j pleasod from an official or aemi-oflleial 0 document' Dr. Briggs osked this i|itost tlon with some feeling, as if ho folt that j an atloinpt had boon made tostronutlieu tlio cine of his opponents by omitting something In lila tioliulf. lie wished, lie said, to tnuko an oxillicit denial til tlio charge that lie hud ) preached doctrlnoi uguiust tho fulidao mental doctrines of the church. "1 o ulllrm that I bollovo," ho laid, turning with out-strotehod hands to tlio audiouco, "ihu Holy Scriptural to bo tho Word of God.1' Ho nlfirmod his faith honestly und uprightly every tlireo years in making tho roallirinir.ion of fnitli which was roquirud of him by the Union Theological Seminary. lie ailirniod that ho hold to tho whole doctrine taught ill tho lir.it chuptor of tho Westminster Confession. Anything lie might havo said that might conflict with those statements was duo 10 misinterpretations, but he chargod no one with misunderstanding him wilfully. Dr. Uriggs closod with an appeal, touched with a suggestion of pathos, thattlio caso miyht go to tho synod of New York. If that woro done ho would aid in thu full solution of the c#au, and then if it woro sout back to tho next general assembly ho would abido by its ilnniainn vvhiit.nvriir it mlirlit hu An hp tonic liia Boat a wuvo of applauao run over tho roar of tho church, which evoked an indigaaut rebuke from tlio moderator. TUB I'llOSISCU rioN. Aftor an interval of Uvo minutea Col. J. J. McCook began tho closing argument for tho prosecuting committeo in support of tho rucomuiondatiou that tho appeal bn entertained. Almost at tho opening Dr. lirigga intorruptoil Col. McCook, to corroct what ho claimed wiia it miatnko mado by tho latter, wiion ho said that tho nppollo (UriRija) had stated that tho appeal was not taken in tluio. l)r. Brigga?I did not ?ay that. 1 admit thut tho appeal was taken iu time. Col. .McCook?That la perfectly satisfactory. Tho matter was of "trifling moment in any event, uud la particularly go in viow of tho admission just made. . A fow minutes after, quoting from a lottor written by Dr. llrig>:a to l)r. Uirch, in which hodocliuod to meet the prosecuting committeo boforo any proceeding woro had uudor thoir appointment, I)r. Uriggs arose and said: "May 1 auk a auoation?" Colonol MoCook?You may interrupt mo as ofton as you pleaso. Moderator Craig?Dr. iiriggs, I allow ed you to BDoak four and a half liours without interruption? Dr. llriirgs?I wanted to correct a misstatement. Moderator Craig?Colonol McOook heard you throughout without objection,* although he might have challenged many of your statoments. Now let hliu go on in the same way. That is tho only fair and propur way. Dr. Briggs?It is understood, thon, that I do not uonaent to the incorporation of any misstatement? Modorator Craig?Certainly. And do not suppose that Colonel McCook gave his assent to a acore of things you said, but liu boro thorn well. Cuiouol McCook will procoed. Spoakinjj of Dr. Briggs' claim that the matter appealed from by tho prosecutiug committee was not a final judgment of the presbytery, Colonel McOook said: "If that bo so, than Prof. Briggs lias not boon acquitted of the ehargo brought against him." The history of tho caao in Its various stagoa was rocitod by Colonel McCook, and tho regularity of tho several steps unuiy maintained* Colonol MoCook said: "Groat weight nan boon given to a tochnical question raised in tho interest of tho appello, and of dolay based upon a clauso contained in the liftli amendment to tho constitution of tho Unitod Statoa, which 18 ua follows: 'Nor Hliall any poraou bo subjoct for tho sauio oflbnso f? *^C(! put in jeopardy of lifo or limb. It has boon claimed that this constitutional provision provonts an appeal from tho final judgment of tho prosbytory of Now York in this caso, and that such an appeal would place tho appellee's occlosiaatical lifo in jeopardy a second time. This somewhat ingenious but Inappropriate uso of tho term ecclesiastical lifo seems to nave confueod tho minds of somo as to tho character of proceedings under tho book of disciplino, "Thoao are not criminal proceedings involving peril to tho lifo or limb of tho appolloo. Thoy aro procoodings to enforce a contract, or rather to dotermiuo whether tho contract has been maintained in all its intogrity. If it should bo shown that tho appolloo has not maintained the contract in all its intogrity, tho loss of liia ecclesiastical lifo would moan simplv tho loss of tho bonolits which ho at one tiino enjoyed undor tho contract which he had broken. Iu conclusion Oolonol McCook said thero woro spooial reasons why this uppeal should bo rccoived by tho asaombly without having first been taken to tho synod of Now York. 1. Tho aupoal rotates to doctrines which aroabsolutoly fundaiuontal to our systom. 2. Tho caso is fully rlpofor final judirinontby this assembly. 8. It is imporativoly nocossary that a final dooision in this caso bo reachod at tho oarlieat poaslbiu date. This Is rouuisito alilco for tho purity and peace and tho prosperity and usofulnoas of tho church. I 4. This caso involvod tho legal construction of tho ordination vow of ovory I minister, older and doacon in our church; it involves what thoy boliovo and loach an tho faith of tho church uudor tho tonus of that vow. | 5. Groat and widosproad injury is certaiu to oomo from protracted delay. Tho Lutheran 8jrnoil, | Canton, 0., May SH.-Tho Luthoran dologatos got down to businoss at 0 0 clock this morning and after devotional oxorclsol tho mooting waa organised and crodontials of dologatos received. 1 hero will bo throo sessions a day during tho. on tiro convontion. Tho dava Will bo devoid cxclnsi voly to business and tho evenings to anniversary colourations of various church boards. Ill is ovoning tho annlvorsary of tho mi i (?., ?Moti wan coiobratod. I ho oloction of ofllcors resulted as fol? lows: 1'roal.Jont. liov. Dr. 0. 8. Alhort, of Baltimore), M.J.; socrotary, W. a 1- roam, of York, IV i treasurer, Loul, Mofins.of Oinclnnati. Sunday closing o( tli? World'. Fair was glvon a llttlo hitch and wont to tho coramlttoo on resolutions. yftit(Hi iVciltytrrlnnn, MoauntiTii, Ii.i,!..May 2J-Rav. James Bruco, D. ?? of Andes, N, Y? was this morning oloctod modorator ol tho tJftlied 1 rosbytorlau gonoral assembly. I ho reports of the several boards of the SR . ifff0 t,P0B?nt?d nnd rcforred. riie statistics presented showed a total o 02 proibytorlM with N00 ministers,' IUj conjugations, 11),lilt com municants and contributions during tha past y""r 10 *'.^00.000. an average of $14 07 por member. * THE PRINCESS EIH.AL1E Arrlvos ia New York and ia Royally Welcomed. FROM "BEAUTIFUL WASHINGTON," As Sho Calls thu National Capital. Mayor Gilroy, tho llig Taiumany Chief, Does the llouors Without Making Any Mistakes?Tho Inlanta Makes u Muoh Shorter and Less Cordial Speech to tho Now York Snobs Than Sho l)id to the Treasury Girls in Washington?Well i'leasod With llor Troatment Thus Far. Nkw York, May 25.?Tho Spanish princess Knlalie and Iter euito urrivod horo at 3:110 this ufternoon from Washington. When tbo infanta's party and tho members of the committee had boardod tbo Slocum at Jersey City, tho Spanish warship, Inlanta Isabel, that Una anchored norm ot tho pior oany in tho day, beaan tiring a general salute of twenty-one guns, nt thosamotiino manning hor ^ariia uad parading murines on the quartor deck. The biocura party loft the pior, and tlio cntiro party took soati ou ttio forward dock, the prinuesd cloau by tlio starboard rail, with Wbiteluw Held and Joseph J. ODonohue on eithor bide. During the sail up the river the party received an ovation, salutes boing exchanged with hundreds of river craft. The Slocum continuod on to Fiftieth street, where she turned and passed rounu the Italian warship Kribanuu. As tho Slocum lurnod, tho guua of the Miantonouiab, lying a mile further up, llrod a welcome. The Slocum continued down tho river to Thirty-fourth street, whore a landing wan made. Then tho party, houded uy the mounted bund, inarched along Thirty-fourth street to Fifth aveuuo and to tho Hotel suvoy. Along tho entiro routo the prhiceas recoivod a most enthusiastic reception, which alio gracefully acknowledged, Tho Btroota woro lined with pooplo and from tlio windowa of uiiuiy of tho liousoa tho bpauiah and American Hugs woro flying. Mayor Ollroy and Goorso B. McClellan, president of tbo board of aldormen, waited at tho entrance to receivo tho city's guost. As tho carriage stopped Gon. l'ortor introduced Mayor Gilroy to tho iufantaand tho mayor introduced Mr. McClolluu aa the "president of tbo municipal council." 1'ben tbo mayor ollored tho princoss hia right arm and led tbo way up tho stops and through tbo ball to tbo elevator followed by tbo priuco and Mr. McClollan. Tho carpet laid down boneatb tho canopy was strewn with lilacs, poonios, rosea and caruutloiiB and tho moment tbo lust of tbo party had crossed it tbo crowd grubbed every patul of brokon Uowers that tho gracious lady bad crushod bonontb Tier prottv shoos. WI1011 the party had reached tbo rocop tion room Mayor Oilroy aUviincou to the infantn anil her husband und oxtondod to thorn a worm welcome. The princubs replied very quietly and witli it murkod accent: "I am very pleased at the graciousnoss of- the reception and can ilnd nothing to say except to thank you." A few of the commlttoo of one hundred wore then presented, General Varnum giving the iiiuiioh to Commander Davis, who repeated them to tho Infanta and her husband. Only threo Indies wore prosontod, thoy being Mm. Oilroy, Mrs. Dugrow and Mrs. Martin Drown. Tho infanta oxpreseod horsolf as ?i ,t \v cuiiuiiuu Him uuumnui ??uaiuugi-uu and lior treatment thus far in America. Tho party tlion wont to their upurtmentB. Fomul I>on(l. Sjxcial DUpatch to Ihe Jntelltuenocr. IIuntinoton', W. Va., May 25.?Som'o mon on tlioir way to work to-day at iiradrick, Ohio, a small place opposite this city, found tho dead body of Willlam l'lykon, sr., lying in a ditch by the sidoof tho road noar his homo, lie disappeared last ovoning and his family had been hunting tho county for hiui, ag ho was slightly demontod. IIo was sovunty years of age. Heart diseuse, it is supposed, caused his death. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Tho woddlngof the duko of York and Princoss May of Tcck has boon iixod for July 0. Cyclones did considerable damago in oastern Kansas and wostorn Missouri lust night. Gon. 14. W. Kirkham, aged sovontytwo, tho woll known capitalist of California, diod yestorday. Ho was born ut Springllold, Mais. Six highwaymen hold up a Missouri Pacific train nour Pacific, Mo., and robbed tho oxpreis car of $5,000. The paBSongorn wore not molestod. In tho Royal Thames club rogatta yestorday tho prlnco of Wales cutter lirittunia won tho raco ovor Lord Dunravon's now yacht Yalkyrio and othur famous racors. Tho questloti ol roduoing tho slzo of tho Sunday paper, or of still further increasing it, dm tho chief topic discussed yesterday by tlifl Amoricuu Publishers''Association. Tho l'roildont has commuted to imprisonment for tile tho donth sontouco ot Edward Pickens, a lull blooded Chickasaw Indian, who win convicted of murder In tho district ol Kansas. Moses G. Partner, of lloston, tho wldoly known olcctricliin, dloil In Chicago yesterday, llo was for many years tho professor of electricity at tho United Htules naval torpedo station, Nowport, It I. Professor Harrington, chief ol tlio weather buroati, denounces the report ol Assistant Attornoy Ootieral Colby, who investigated the charges ngnliist him, as maliciously (also, and ntiponls to I'rojldnnt Cleveland for a fair hearing. President Cleveland lias approved the deeds of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations lar their right unit title to tho "Leased Landi," in tho Indian territory, formerly occuplod by tho Choyonuo' autl Arapahoe Indians, but now constituting u portion n( Oklahoma territory, for which the Slim ol (2,081,4t0 was appropriated. President Harrison docllnsd to upprovo tho deeds tukmlltod for the roloaso of tho lands. MAUSlIALVlNtiON Ami tlid Deputies ttwuru lu?Judge Jackkou Ueiilen Ul? liituutlon lu lienigu?A IXigU Compliment lu the Uopublleuu OfHeinle. bj,trial DU)MUh to Vie hitclilocnzsr. Ciubibston, \V. Va., May 25.?Wbsn tho United Status court opened to-day Marshal II. & White presented the commission of his luocessor, lion. 8. B, Vinson, of Coredo, and asked that ho be aworn in. He tendered to tho court und its officers his sincere thanks for thu uniform courtesy uud assistance tliut bud boon ills during bis term of office. Mr. Vinson tbou qualilled, with Ilia doputioB, Hon. A. D. Garden, of Wheellug; Chief li. U Prlddy, of-lluntiuKton; Juuiud Meighon und G. Btout, jf l'urkorsburg; L.F. Viuson, of B?tboi?,ivillo; John F. l.ittlopugo, ol Charleston; L. 11. Vinson, of wuyno C. 11.: M. F. Dumron, of Dunlow, und Molvin llail, of Madison. All usaumed tlieir duiiea to-day. On this occasion Judge Jackson spoko of the many changes that had tukou placo during thu voars that bo iiud surved us United States distriot Jndga und said they suggested tiiut tbo time miglit not be fardistunt when be would, in tho natural course of events, bo callud from the position he now occupies, but ho stated euiphatiuaily that nothing was furthor from hlu ideas at tho present tlmo than rosigniug his position. Froui ills remarks, it seems at present that it may be aomo time beforo lion. J. IS. Chilton will bo callod upon to till Senator Faulkner's soat, if bo waits for tho resignation of Judge Jackson to uiuke a vacancy. Tho judge paid 11 high complimont to tho retiring Marshal, Hon. 11. t>. White, and deputies, and hopod that tho mutuul rotations botwoonthonow odlcials would ho us piousant ua thoy had been with tho old. IMPORTANT nr.CISIO.V, The Phd'iil* Powder t'otupuiiy Will Ilavo to Movo UnloHM tlio Hupruiuu Court Dovliluti DitTuruut. Spreial Dispatch to Hit Intelllaencsr Huntington, \V. Va., Slay, 25.?At Wayno C. IL this afternoon, Judgo Guthrio decidod in tlio cuao of tlio Huntington and Kenova Land Dovelopmont company va. tho Phtonix Fowdor Manufacturing company to onjoin tlio dofoiidant from oporating its factory flvu iniloi bulow liuro, which adjoins tlio lands of tbo pluintilT, and wlioro frequent nxplosloai liavo materially auaiatod in docroaslng valuoa. The fight in tlio courts haa boon very bitter. The court hold in fuvor of tho land company. Tho powdor factory will have to coaso oporationa but baa been granted fortv daya in which to tako tbo caio up to tlio court of appoalt, which tboy will do. Fourth.CIumh l'oitnmaU'ra. Spccial Dispatch to the Intelligencer. Washington, D. C., Slay 25.?I'ostmaatora appointod: liarbouraville, f<?un vii rt T V-UUV-ll tuilil njr. H, IV. i'UlllMIUU, tivu u> W. Church resigned; C'okeleys, Wlchlo county, W. Ii, Morris, vico Jacob Cokeley reKi^nnd' Gandoovillo, Itoano county, T, N. Wilson vice L. A. Boder rohitrnod; I'ocn, Putnam county, Mrc. M. Ill Leonard, vico 0. S. Abbott romovod; Itavon Hock, Pleasant county, 0. P. liarltor,vico U. M. Williamson removed; Btatto Mills, Jackson county, 13. F. Windlo, vico Enoch Statts removed; Talcott feuinmorj county, E. T. Houston, vico K. P. Rowland romovodj Union. Monroo county, Allen Caporton, vico 0. M. Honakor romovod. THK WHISKY TltUST. Member* llotlcont About ltocont Occur' ronop??A Public Statement. Peoiua, III., May 25.?The mooting of tho directors oi tho Distilling and Cattle Feeding Company adjourned this ovoning. President Greonbut and all tho members aro ospccially reticent about what transpired. Mr. Groonhut gnvo tbo following notico Jlor publication: First?Tliat tho company owns and operates all Its distilleries and that no person or persons liavo tho powor to "withdraw" any ono of thorn. Second?That tho company is in actual possession of all its property, nor Is any of it in tliO' possession of any parties except as managers omployod by tho company. Third?That tho company Is not In default for rental in any cuso under tho terms of tlie loaso. MlnUtor to Notliorlundi. Washington, D. 0., May 25.?Tho President to-day appolntod Wm. Ji. Quiuby, of Michigan, to bo envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United Btatos to the Motherlands. William E. Qulmby, of Detroit, who was to-day appointed minister to tho Netherlands, is tho oditor-in-cblof and principal proprietor of tho Detroit J'Wt Pr ?.<, with which he has boon connected for thirty-thruo years. lie Is a nativo of Maine and about flfty-soven yoars old. Mr. Qulnby has always boon aa earnest Domoerat, but has novor boon in nctive iiolltlca life, having always doclinod tbo uso of his name for public offico. Ili'tmlK In "Jullim Glosar*" Tho Cumberland JVrtM, speaking of Mr. Frank llonnig'i appoarunce tlioro last week, says: The play selected was Shakespeare's sublime tragedy, "Julius Ciuiar, with Mr. Uonnig in his favorite role of Mure Antoiiu. The occasion resulted, as might have been oxpuctoii, a success from tho rlsa to tho lltial fall of the curtain. Tho Mure Antony of Mr. lloiinig is a study of tho emotions and whore, in tho funoral oorinoii over tho dend Cminr, be Inspires tho tnultltudo into revolt against tho murderers of Ills friend, tho climax is most skillfully readied and botrnys tho actor ttint only mituro can produce. Of the support It can bo suld that it was everything doslrable. Mr. llomilg will bo at tho Opora Homo on Tuesday evening, May 110, In "Julius Cieiaf," und ho will no doubt be grootod heartily by a largo audlonco. A llorse linen Vesierdny. Yesterday afternoon Charlas Kllg'i and I/iuls' Frobo's nngj ran a raco on tho State Fair grounds course, In pretence of quite n crowd ol spectators. It wm for a purse of i-'o a side, best two hems lu three. Frobo won In tho first two heats. Kilg fired Ills driver after the first beat and drevu his own hor.e, but did not ehango tho rosult. It was go ni you please. Ilirolta breakfast llromo-Noltm 8 Acti at a bracer?trial bottlo 10 cti. SUNDAY OPENING, The Action of tbe National Commission Still Stands. BUI THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT Will IIuvo a Word or Two to 8*jr and tlio Law Panned By Congress Must Bo Obeyed?So Nobody Known, at tlio Preuont Wrltlug, Wbetbor (be World'a l'ulr Will Bo Kept Opun ou Kniwlnv ?i> Knf A Illll t\f Tnlnnntlnn Will Bo Served To-duy or To-morrow?Qon. St. Clair, of Wwt Virginia, Iiouils tlio Huuduy OpoiilUfc Faction. TU Auoelalal Prtu Ditty IforM'j fair Situlal. CwoAao, May 28.?There was it llvoly debate over tlio buuday opening question at tile mooting of the national World'a Fair commissioners 'to-day. The matter wtw brought up by Oamrnis- , eioner Hundley, of Alabama. When tho order of unfinished business was reached, ho raised tlio point that tho majority report of the judioiary committee 011 tho directory resolution to revoke tlio rules closing tho gates of the fair on Kunday wus properly bofore the commission. He hold that the minority report, which was, on Tuesday, substituted for the majority report, was not udoptod, and as a consequence the majority roport must bo acted upon. ljalf a dozen or more commissioners were at ouce oa their feot demanding recognition by tbo chairman. Commissioner St. Olair, the leader of the Sunday opening (action, linally got the tloor and declared that thecoratniiuou had Anally disposed of the matter, and to bring the majority report up would be wholly out of ordor. The substitution of the minority for the majority report placod it (the majority report) beyond the roach of the commission. Whoa the commission failed to adopt the minority roport, which called for a modification of tiio directory rosoiutiou. It had dlspoiod of the question, and as a consequence the action of the directory in revolting the rulo forbidding the gates to bo oponod on Sunday must stand. Mr. Hundley and his supporters violently opposed this viow of tho subject. Chairman Do Young finally decided that Commissioner Hundley was wrong and that tlie'directory resolution must stand. A Washington dispatch says that Attorney Gonoral Olney has officially stated that he lias given Instructions to the district attornoy to take legal measures to provent tiio law of congress from being violated. United States District Attorney Mil ohrist, following a conference with Attorney Uonural Olney in Washington, has sent a lengthy telegram of instructions to Assistant District Attorney Hand in Chicago. That official lias already begun the work of drawing up u bill for injunction restraining the World's Fair officials from opening the fuir gatos on Sunday. The application for injunction will* be Hied In tho United States district court na aoon as completed, which will bo Friday or Saturday. Director of Works Uurnham this evoning issued an official order to the olToctthat tho gates of tho World1! Fair shall bo opoiied noxt Sunday. The order was burlod in a mass of othor announcements. It nays: "Tho park will also bo opened to tho publla Sunday next, May 28, until 11 p. in., tho building! closing at 10 p. m." At present it is tiio intention to ahut down ail tho machinery not absolutely required for tho oporation ot tho exposition plant. It had not boon docidod to-night whethor or not religious sorvicea will bo held in lustival and music hall) aa has been proposed. SIATUiC OF OKItMUNIA. It It Undo of Chocoluto?The Ccrt'inonles Followed l>y ItnrreiihuioiiU. World's Fair Grounds, May 36.?Tho utatuo of "Germuniu" ill tho agrloulturul hull was unveiled in tho proaenco of a largo crowd of people this morning by Imperial Commissioner Wermuth. It is ono of tho marvels of tho Gorman agricultural exhibit iind la chiioiod out of a huge block of chocolato. It ia oioven foot high and is a reproduction of the famous Niodorwnld mouumont. In the statue uro 2,000 pounds of chocolate. Commissioner Woruiuth uuveiled tho statue wliilu tho guard du corps cavalry band of the Gorman village furniahod music. Whan tbo ceremonloa wero all ovor the Invited guoita formed a procession, the band in tho lead, and marched down to tho Gorman villago on Midway l'laisanco, whore lunch m sorvod und honors dono to the liquid products of tho Kliino and the malt extracts from liavaria. Next Monday the whoola In the German soctlon of machinory hall will bo set iu motion for the first time. Tho Aimtiinn Exhibit, World's Kami Grounds, May 25.?Tho Austrian section of tho lino art building was opened by CommlsaloDor Hani Temple to-day. Tho aoetlon include! three largo room-, in which aro hung paintings from tho royal gailerloi of Austria and from prlvato collodions by famous Austrian mlniaters. Well Known Merchant Assigns. iiminl Ubpatch lu Ilit lnltUlinnctr. Fairmont, W. Va., May 25.?A. "I* llofliior, tho Uarnoy atreot dry goods morcliant, mado an assignment last ovonlng for tho bonullt of ula creditors to 11.1'. Swisher and M, J. Lantt. Much sympathy ia oxprossod for Mr. IIofTuer in his ombarraHsmunt, and hopna aro onturtalnod that ho will pull through. Htrntiiftht|v Arrlvnl*. ItosTos, May 25.?Arrived?Kaniai, Liverpool. Loyuo.v, May 25.?Slglitod?August* Victoria, New York) Sagmoro, Uoaton. Grnoa, Ma* 25.? Arrived ?Kaisor Wilhoini II, Now York. New York, May 25.?Arrived?AlUr, Bremen, ^ i Wriillier Foroouat for To.ilAp, For Won Virginia and Weitorti PonniylmU (ulr. nllKliily roolufi nulhtmt Wllidn, For Ohio, fulr, followed l>jr >huwoti to ok* trouio wont;eoolof, noutb, vnrUblo wiufli. HI* TCMI'KIIAtCRK YEiTRIIDAY, M fi?ri?i-h*lby o. scitsnrr. 'IrnxjUc, ooraw Mnrkut una Kuuriwinth utrom 7 ?. M lip. m N tt'aSSZi'X Si I '^cSlisMhnt"" W