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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
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Monday. August 15. 1892.
Interesting Statistics From the
Eleventh Census.
fethoWni Retained the Leads In Valae
of I'roperty, ISut Roman Catholicism
Is Coming on ICapidiy and Numbers
,000,(IO : the yinit Communicants
Bewildering KubdiTitloni on the Bap
tist Connection Peculiarity of the
"Brethren" Number of Religious I
nomi nations.
Washixgt ox, Aug. 15. Superintendent
Robert P. Porter, in an address prepared,
for delivery yesterday at Asbury park,
make public the preliminary figures of
the cLurch statistics of the eleventh cea
sus, which are both carious and interest
ing. There are shown to be in the United
States nearly 150 separate and distinct
church organizations holding widely dif
ferent creeds. They vary treatly in pra c
tice and represent all possible variations
of church polity. There are a dozen dif
ferent branches of the Presbyterian fam
ily. There are some denominations that
will answer only to the simplest, most in
definite title such as the various churches
that claim to be simply "Brethren." Four
of these are branches of what are popular
ly called Plymouth Brethren," but
ihey do not own the title "Plymouth,"
or is there any designation which they
have adopted by which these four bodies
f "Plymouth Brethren" may be distin
guished from other Brethren.
IMrin't Like to Ite Enumerated.
There are. two "Reformed" Churches,
known a. the "Reformed, Church in Ame
rica" and the "Reformed church in the
Uuited States." Some of the denomina
tions were never numbered before, and it
required the utmost powers of persuasion
to induce them to submit to the process.
Sects have been found and enumerated
who claim less than 100 communicants.
Here are aeven sects which altogether
number only about 4,000 memlwrs and yet
own church edifices worth $70,000 Shak
ers, Amnnnnites. Meunonites, Harmony,
Separatists, New Icarian and Altruists.
All societies observing the communal
life, whether founded on u religious or
secular basis, are embraced in the returns.
Two of these societies are not religious,
the Icarixn and Altruists, but are organ
ized to npply a social principle.
Split Fine Theologicnl Hairs.
After the seven great denominations
Congregational, Lutheran, Methodist,
Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Baptist
and Kpiscopa! have been accounted for
the other 1:54 religious associations repre
sent less than 15 percent of the church
edifices and less than 11 per cent of the
aggregate value of church property.
Some of the Milxli visions of the Baptist
churches are peculiar. The tiuiniti.ired
person Amis it iliflieult to define the differ
ence liefween tile "Seventh Bay" and the
"Sixth Prinr-ipai" Baptists; letwcen the
"Jlud-ileai." Baptists and the "River
Brethren"; lvtween the "Primitive" and
the "Free Will"; between the "Original
Free Will" and the "Old Two Seed in
Spirit"; between the "General" and the
"General Free-Will." Besides these there
are also the "Regular South", the "Regu
lar North" and the "Reirular Colored Bap
tists." The Society of Friends is divided
into the Orthodox and Hicksite, the Wil
burite and Primitive branches. There are
seventeen or eighteen different branches
of the Lutheran churches in this country.
The Number of t liurcli Ituildiiij;.
The following table shows the number
of churches in the United States to-day as
compared with forty years ago:
lwvt. lfW.
Concrreirational. l.TtW 4.73K
Lutheran 1.2u'l 6..V
MetlKsliRt l:j.:t U.SU
Presbyterian 4.W YZ 4:(
Roman Catholic 1.2.T S.7
Haptist St,:MI 851.412
Kniscoiial 1. 41 5,n5
All other 5,007 20.471
Total 3,1S1
Roman Catholics Second In the First
and First in the Second.
The value of church property for the
same period is as follows:
1. lswi.
.$ 7.1170. W5 S 43.n-kV4.T7
. 14.KSU41 l:uils.rru
. U..V.7.M Ht.STti.aCJ
. .2.Vi.7"iS lls.:t-i..-.m
. 11.1)11,127 .()2S,.-iiH
. ii.:H4.2io 7:i..Tsi;.ail
. Vj,Hi,s&i fts.777,OSo
ConirreKat innal . . .
ltoman Catholic.
All other...
Some Conparative 1'er Centajijes.
In point of numbers the Methodists
stood first in 1850 and still retain the posi
tion. Xenrly one-third of all the church
edifices belong to the Methodist church,
while the Baptists can lay claim to more
than one-quarter. Relatively speaking,
the Episcopal church retains about the
same position to the other denominations
as it did in 1850. Ou the other band, the
Roman Catholic church has advanced con
siderably, from a. trifle over 3 per cent, of
the total number to over 6 per cent. In
point of value, however, the Roman
Catholic church has made still greater
strides, from an ownership of 10 per
cent, of allyJhe church property to an
ownership of U8J4 per cent. In this respect
the Romas (Catholic church now ranks
second tnl importance, being exceeded
only by the Methodist, which returns a
trifle over 20 per cent, of the total value.
In 1850 the value of church property of
four denominations! Methodist, Presby
terian, Baptist and Episcopal, outranked
the Roman Catholic church in this re
spect. .. . ...
Figures on Church Membership
According to the returns of the eleventh
census the number of communicants in
five principal religious denominations for
which the statistics have been computed
are as follows:
No. C'ommu
nieanEs. Corifrrejrational 51 -,771
Lutueiuu l.l'.iy.il
Meth'idist 4,to,f77
Pre.-.by teri - u l,-7s,15
Komau Cathu.ic 6,2o(i.in"j
T..tal 1 i, 451,52
The communicants of the Baptist and
Episcopal with these of other denomina
tions will bring the aggregate up to about
twenty million in all.
The Colored Denominations.
The statistics of the colored denomina
tions likewise show great progress. V Their
denominations are divided into Regular
Baptist, Primitive Baptist, African Meth
idist Episcopal, African Union Metho
list Protestant, African Methodist Epis
copal Zion, Colored Methodist Episcopal.
Evangelical Missionary Church, Cumber
land Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ,
Roman Catholic, Protestant Episcopal,
Methodist. Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal
South, Methodist Protestant, other col
ored Methodists and Congregationalists.
They have a total membership of 2,379,100,
and own church property valued at
Another IVeek Added to the Record
Cleveland on Top.
Chicago, Ang. 15 The situation in the
base ball field did not change last week as
to the head of the class in the National
league. Cleveland was on top last Mon
day and is there today. Chicago has a
nice, steady job at eighth place and
showed how she couldn't play ball during
the week. Philadelphia took a big. up
ward jump and is now second with Boston
third. The following table tells the story.
League. flared Who. Lost, i'er rent
Cleveland 2i is 7 .720
Philadelphia 2a In .K4U
Boston 24 14 10
New Vork i 13 III .6sn
Rrookirn 25 1 11 .iM)
rlsltlmore 25 111 12 J2U
Plttnburit 24 U 12 iV
Cincinnati A 11 14 .440
ChlCHico .-. 25 10 15 Ai'J
Washington 25 1U la .)
Louisville 25 11) 15 .4U0
6U Louis 25 7 IS .2SO
lllln. is-Iowra Flaye-l. Won Lost. Per cent
Rock Is!and-Molina-45 3 22 .511
Rockford 49 15 -'4 .510
Joliet 46 -.3 13 .500
Jacksonville 47 22 15 .4iS
(iames Flayed Saturday ana Sunday.
Followiugare Saturday's League games:
At Chicago Cleveland 6, Chicago 2; at
Brooklyn New York 2, Brooklyn 12; at
Pittsburg Cincinnati 7. Pittsburg 3; at
Philadelphia Boston 2, Philadelphia 9;
at Louisville St. Louis 2, Iouisvil e 4; at
Baltimore Washington 3, Baltimore 9;
(second game) Washington 9, Baltimore 7.
(Sun'lay) At Louisville St. Louis 2,
Louisville 9.
Illinois-Iowa: At Rock Island Rock
ford 3, Rock Isluud-Moline 14; At Joliet
three innings played and game given to
Joliet, b to 0, because Jacksonville refused
to play with a Joliet player as umpire.
(Sunday) At Joliet Jacksonville 9, Joliet
12; at Rock Island Rockford 4, Rock
Island-Moline 3.
"Wtsmen "Wild for Cliep Gondii.
Z.VNESVILLK, O., Aug. 15. War be
tween rival dry goods dealers, Drucker
and Slurtevant, over corset, sales, led to a
mob of womin taking possession of each
store, breaking show cases and counters
and compelling the proprietors to close
their doors. Rivalry had been going on
for a week ami finally corsets were adver
tised for Saturday at 5 and then 1 cent.
Nearly 1,000 women surrounded each store
and after the doors were closed one dealer
threw corsets from a second-story window
anil the women scrambled in the street
for them.
ft. A. It. Kucanipment for '93.
CHICAGO, Aug. 15. The department of
ficers ot the Indiana Grand Army of the
Republic, who are working to have the
next national encampment located at In
dianapolis, returned home from this city
yesterday. All the prominent Grand
Army men they approached for support
extended it heartily, and the understand
ing is that the Illinois department will
vote solidly for Indianapolis at the coming
Looks Like Mary Ou;ht to Win.
Lancastek, O., Aug. 15. What is ex
pected to be one of the biggest legal fights
ever known in the state will follow a suit
filed here. In 1S70 J. J. Winegarduer
married Alary Miller ou an anti-nuptial
contract by which she was to receive a
$1,000 annuity. She nursed Winegarduer
ten years. When lie died a few days ago
it was ascertained that his estate was
worth close to $1,000,000 and his will ig
nored his wife. She will fight.
Itride, Widow and Maniac in a Day.
CfifOXSATl, Aug. 15. Among the
maniacs at ihe Longview asylum is a
woman who but a few hours before was a
happy, smiling bride. Her name is Mrs.
Nancy Smith. She was married Saturday
morning aud started by train on a bridal
tour. Her husband left the train for a
trivial errand and in getting aboard again
fell under the wheels and was ground to a
pulp. The young wife saw the terrible
Did a Card Job of Stealing.
New Yohk, Aug. 15. A cool, bold rob
ber drove into the dock where the Diadem
had artived on Tuesday afternoon and
presented an erder alleged to have been is
sued by Cohen & Company, of Water
street, for forty-six bales of tobacco, con
signed to the bonded warehouse. He
loaded twenty-five bales ou his truck and
drove off, stating that he would call for
the remainder the next day. But "he
never came backhand now it is known
that $12,000 worth of tobacco has been
cleverly stolen. Detectives are at work on
the case.
A Would-Be Suicide Is Bravely
Lieutenant McDonald Plunges Into the
Water. Clothes and All to Save a
Man Who Wanted to Shuffle, and Who
Ferocious, v Desisted Rescne A Des
perate Struggle in the Water in
Which the Lieutenant Comes Near
Death Himself.
New Yoek, Aug. 14. Lieutenant Ar
thur McDonald, of General Howard's
staff, is a hero. A few minutes before 12
o'clock on Saturday night he rescued fm
the dark waters of the New York bay a
man who bad thrown himself from a pass
ing ferryboat with suicidal intent.
Dressed in his gold embroidered uniform.
Lieutenant McDonald plunged into the
bay to the rescue. The man was deter
mined to die, and savagely fought the
officer when he approached. He deliber
ately and repeatedly struck and kicked at
the lieutenant, and when he failed to fight
off his rescuer he endeavored to drown
him by catching him by the throat and
forcing his head beneath the water.
Had to Fight It Out Alone.
For fully fifteen minutes the brave offi
cer fought and struggled with the man
before he succeeded in subduing him and
keeping him atioa', until help came. The
terrible struggle was witnessed by the
pilot, the deckhands and the few passen
gers on the ferryboat Atlantic, from
which the "man dived. They would have
gone to the brave officer's assistance, but
owing to the strong currents at that point
the ferryboat could not be manoeuvered
quickly and brought alongside. The small
boat's rigcing, too, became fouled and it
could not be lowered in time.
Did the Deed Deliberately.
Lieut. McDonald was standing on the
forward deck of the governor's island
boat, which was lying at her landing,
when the Atlantic passed by on her way
to Brooklyn. When the ferry boat was
almost abeam Lieut. McDonald saw a man
clamber over the railings on the after
deck aud deliberately jump overboard. He
disappeared beneath the foam-crested
waves in the wake of the vessel. Some
persons standing on the after deck raised
the cry of "Man overboard." Instantly
there was a creat commotion on the ves
sel. The passengers rushed astern, the
ferry boat was stopped and life preservers
were ihrowu overboard in promiscuous
Struck His Itescuer on the Kar.
The man's body had scarcely disap
peared beneath the surface when the
lieutenant, clad in bis uniform, dived
overboard and struck out for the spot.
Being a powerful swimmer he was soon
alongside the would-be suicide, who had
reappeared by this time. The latter at
tempted to swim away from his rescuer
and dived twice in his attempts to get out
of reach. McDonald followed, and over
taking the fellow, after they had gone
twenty yards, started to help him toward
the beach. It was then that the man
struck the lieutenant, taking him entirely
unawares, and planting a blow alongside
his ear which made the plucky soldier's
teeth rattle. He let go his man for an in
stant. The latter then threw up his hands
an. I went down.
Couldn't Let Him Drown.
"I thought I had a maniac to deal with,"
said the lieutenant, in telling the story,
"and I felt a little wary at h.m when he
came up the second time. I couldn't let
him drown, and so tackled him again. I
taied to knock him out with a blow
behind the ear, but he came near master
ing me instead. He kicked, bit aud
struggled and cursed while I attempted
to grab him by the hair and pull him
over on his back. He was as powerful and
as active as an athlete, and gave me a
tussel which I will never forget.
Not at All Thankful.
The ferryboat's deckhands managed,
after considerable difficulty, to bring a
boat to the lieutenant's help and took him
and the would-be suicide aboard. When
the man had been revived he said his
name was Fritz Fritch and he lived at No.
till Bowery. He was tired of life, he said.
He expressed regret that he had not suc
ceeded in his intention. Lieut. McDonald
was lauded at the Governor's island pier,
Their Special Train Leaves the Track
and Hurts Fourteen 1'ersous.
Clintox, Iowa, Aug. 15. About noon
Saturday as a special train bearing Knight
Templars from, Denver to their homes in
the east was neariug tho city the truck of
one of the sleepers left the track on the
bridge over Mill creek. The train was
running on special time and rapidly, hav
ing made the run to Clinton from Cedar
Rapids, eighty-one, miles, in just one hour
and forty-five minutes. This would have
caused the train to run some of the dis
tance at the rate of a mile in less than a
minute. When the car left the track it
caused the two rear cars to lurch from side
to side, the rear cue when it left the track
going sideways down llie stetp uauk.
Names of Injured I'as&engers.
But one car went entirely down the
bank, the others remaining on the grade
but off the rails. In this car where twenty
four persons. There were fourteen per
sons injured, viz: Reuben Beisel, Hazel
towu. Pa., serious internal injuries, may
die; Charles E. Briukman, Leighton, Pa.,
leg and back bruised and scalp cut; S. S.
C-)ok, Newton, N. J., shoulder aud leg
hurt; Mrs. S. S. Cook, Newton, N. J., back
and hips injured; Dr. C. K. David
son, Stanhope, N. J., right eye
injured, shoulder bruised and nose
cut; V. H. Everhart, Easton, Pa., fore
head cut, left leg bruised, back sprained;
J. W. Fitts, Washington, N. J., back
sprained; Mrs. Harvey Haines, Easton,
Pa., scalp wound; C. W. Obert, Leighton,
Pa., leg bruised and foot cut; John Pur
sell, Phillipsburg, N. J., right arm cut
and left leg bruised; Mrs. Charles Rhode,
South Bethlehem, Pa., head bruised, nose
and mouth cut; Miss Edith Ruder, Easton,
Pa., head cut; Samuel S. Wills, Stanhope,
N. J., vrist sprained; Miss Leonora
Wills, Stanhope, N. J., scalp wound.
Dank Charter Extended.
"Washington, Aug. 15. The corporate
existence of the Washington National
bank of Washington, Ind., has been ex
tended to Aug. 22, 1912. The First Na
tional bank of Pender, Neb., capital $50.
000, has beeu authorized to begin busi
ness. The Knight Templars have all left Den
ver for home or points of interest iu the
Couldn't Support a Ball Club Any
Toe rUfSt Pennant Wlnsert IVail te
thow I7p as Hchednled What
Will He the S Move f
Tbe Joliets were scheduled to plsy
here today, tomorrow, and the three
succeeding days, but bo far the club has
failed to materialize. The local club
went to the grounds in uniform this
afternooD, and in the absence of the vis
iting club Umpire Stockwell declared the
game 9 to 0 in favor of Rock Island-Mo
line. There are various reports afloat in
explanation of Joliet's non-appearance
One is that the club will not leave home
asain under the new schedule; another
that the club which started out with such
a brilliant aggregation at the opening of
the eeeeon with a boasted 15,000 capi
tal, has simply collapsed, because the
town wouldn't support the club when it
was at the head of tbe list, much less
now, while still another rumor is tha
Manager Murray and some of his players
were anxious to get away to accept more
desirable terms in the Southern league.
What will be the outcome remains to
be seen. At present it looks blue for
the league, and unless the Joliet forfeit
money can be devoted to the putting in
of another club at Freeport or Peoria.the
league must certainly go under. If
tbe league does stop now, the Twins
are the . second pennant champions.
President Hodges has been in telegraphic
communication with Secretary McCaull
this aftercoon, but so far has received
no official information as to Joliet. Per
haps the club msy continue after all. It
certainly was the last suspected of dis
banding until Saturday last when rumors
eot afloat of what might happen. If a
town like Jacksonville can stick it out,
Joliet ought certainly to.
At present it is. hard to forecast the
outcome of tbe league's predica
ment. Its end may come at any moment
and if the worst does come, Joliet may
have the credit of bringing about the dis
aster. Under any circumstances, we say
all glory to the trio of clubs which have
stuck it out to the end Rock Island- !
Moline, Rockford and Jacksonville.
The home learn lost yesterday's gaene j
to the Hustlers by a score of 4 to 2. It
was shard fought contest from start to I
finish, being a decided contrast from that
of Saturday, and both pitchers putting
up excellent games. The score stood 2
to Oin favor of the locals in the third
inning when the visitors got an earned
run, and a moment later O'Day made
two costly errors that let in three more
runs, which lead the home team was un
able to overcome. Stockwell's poor
judgment was again noticeable yester
day, and the wrangles in consequence
were hissed down by the spectators
Below is the score:
Sort ford
fnd'rw'd rfl 3 0 0 0!
Milier. If... 110 0 0
Wiswcll.cf 0 0 2 0 (i
( ampion. 1.1 0 8 1 1
t'orbett, 2 . 0 0 0 3 1
Trubv. s..0 0 T 1 l
V'nAIM'nSO 0 2 3 1'
G. Nicol. pi 0 1 1 ('
Snyder, c.O 1 7 5 (
Rock Iland-Holin
Xu'.ton, 3 . . . 1
J-lv. 2.. .2
floSm'c, .rfO
Zeis, c ... .0
Sag.:. If 0
Lynch, ps..
Hemp. cr. . 0
arlnon.p .0
M'Guirk, 1.0
14 0
2 5 2
Totals.. 4 5 27 14 2 Totals... 3 4 24 16 3
Tiock lsland-MoUne..2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Hockford 00400000 4
Earned rnn Rook leland-Woline, S; Hock
ford, 1. Two-Bae hit Zei. Hit. hock Island
Molinc. 4: Kock'ord, 5. Errors Rock lland
Volin?. 3; Kockford. 2. Base on balls -Nicol, 8;
RartFon, 5. fctruck ont N'icol, 8; Bartsin, 1".
lilt by pitcher Nicol, 1; Bartson. 1. Pa-sed
balls Zeis, 3. Snyder, 0. umpire Stockwell.
Time 2.
sattjkday's game.
Saturday's game at Twin-Ciiy paik
had a fair attendance, and was won by
tbe home tenm in a walk. Kling es
sayed the role of pitcher for the visitors,
and played like an amateur, while Cun
ningham was in the Dox for the locals.
It was a dizzy exhibition as far as the
visitors were concerned, made all the
more feverish by the constant inter
change of bright remarks between the
umpire and players of the Rockford
team. While Stockwell does not umpire
the game up to the standard, and at
times shows poor judgment on balls and
strikes, yet as long as he umpires, he at
least, deserves the respect of the plajera,
and such spell-bound, one-sided work as
that to which the people were treated
Saturday, is not at all taking with the
public. The summary is appended:
128456T8 0
Rock Island-Moline. .5 0 7 Q 0 0 1 1 0 14
Rockford 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Earned runs Rock Islnni-Moline. S; Rock
ford, 1. Two-base hit Van Alsline-McGoirk-O'liay.
Three-base hit Hemp. Hiie Kock-i el
and Moline, 13; Kockford, 4. II me rus Zeis.
Errors Hock Island-Muline, 6. Double plays
Hemp-O'liay. Bases on bulls Kling, 6; Cun
ningham. 7. Struck out Kling, 8; Cnnning
ham, S Wild pitch Kling, 1; Cunrinjiham. 1 Hit
by pitcher Kling. 0: Cunmngnam, 1 Umpire
Stockwell. Time 2:30.
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