H- i r i v E 1 i t i V 'I \ t c THE UPPRtt I)tt8 . AMrtMA. !QWA, . JtTNB VMBL,. A1A30NA, IOWA. CONDKNSL'D NEWS. The Briggs trial was begun Monday. The electrical display at the world's fair grounds was witnessed by thou- Bauds. Yale carried oft thb honors In the Intercollegiate athletic games at New Vork. The cliances for the passage of the home rule bills are. considered bright. The Capital National bank at Indianapolis Is anxious to resume. Many Mohammedans aro coming from India to settle in tlio southern states. A young widow at Dallas, Tex., killed a man who had slaudeml and Insulted her. Baptist preachers attending the I'..;;;- tist anniversary in Denver, Col., occupied 127 pulpits in that city Sunday. Jell' Davis 1 remains were removed from the cemetery at New Orleans to Memorial hall, from whence they wvre taken to Richmond. Rev. Dr. W. W. Sattcrlee, the well known preacher and prohibition lecturer, died in Minneauolis after a. brief illness. United Stales Attorney -Mllehri«t, of Ohlcago, hus lillcd an Injunction against Sunday opening of the world's fair, The political parties In Germany are disrupted and It is Impossible! to tell the outcome of the'election. Secretary Smith lias made an Important pension ruling which will save; many million dollors. A Danish college and scientific educational institution may be established at Huron, S. D. The world's fair was open Sunday, acordlng to announcement and 150,000 people visit the grounds. China, it seems, will retaliate and sever all relations with the United States If we oi.forcc the Geary law. An old Chippewa chief was as»inat- ed on the Cass lake reservation Minn., and his followers Immediately lynched the murderer. A cable from Monterey bay to Honolulu would have a length of 2,107 miles, and the hyelrograpliic ollice considers tills the most feasible route. The Diamond plate ylass works at Etwood, Ind., now In trust, have been closed, and a thousand men have been thrown out of employment. Marie Kevins Bhiino, at one time tlu. wife of young James G. Blalne, says that there is no truth In the report that she Is to many Dr. William T. Bull of New York. Rev. Washington Gladden 'has celveel leave of absence from his pulpit at' Columbus, Ohio, to be one of the pastors and preachers at Harvard university for the next year. Gen. Wade Hamilton, commissioner of railroads, Is now on an ollielal inspection tour of the snbsi('li'/.ed Taclllc railroads. He will travel in a car placed at his disposal so that he can slop off atwill. Whatever the poverty of the Brooklyn tabernacle, Dr. Talmadge himself is 1 not a poor man. He is credited with a fortune of .fOOO.'OOO, and an income! of !j!2(i,0.'lO from books, sermons, lectures and editorial work. The conflict between the Vatican and Quirual as to the appointment'of pat- riach of Venice lias been settled by the .-joint nomination of Santo, bishop of Treviso. The mayor lepartme-«t stating that the great, erf-; vnsse in the bnnks of the Mississippi near Lake Providence had caused great destitution among the Inhabitants of the count IT, many of whom have been rendered homeless, and asking for the loan of tents. No action has been token by Si.vietnry Lamont. Reports received at the treasury department indicate a larger registration of Chinese than nt first anticipated. So far reports from forty-nine out of the -Cxty-three Internal revenue districts ;if the United States show that 11,278 muese have', registered. The latest returns aro from the Pacific states, and how: First, California, 2,328; Fourth, California, 2,528; Oregon, 1,015. Surgeon-General Wyman of the Marine hospital service received a cable dispatch) from Surgeon Irwin who is stationed at Marseilles announcing that cholera has appearr.il at Nismes and Cettc in Southern France. • Thest places aro situated Avithin seventy-five or one hundred, miles of Marseille* Cette Is directly on the sea .coast. ITS DOORS CLOSED FAILURE OP THE GREAT PLANK- INTON BANK. PEN TROUBLES. with a good financier behind him to take charge of the InsMe part of the business. ^ . The claims filed with Sheriff Dunn up to the present time amount to $425.000. The Inventory of the stock .in both establishments foot up to $208,888.82. The last semi-annual statement of the Planklnton bank Is as follows: Loans and discounts $1,453,855 30 Over drafts 9,879 45 IMMEDIATELY DUE TO THE LAP- j DU( , from bnnks 430,075 60 'Capital 200,00000 Sin-plus..... •• 150,00000 Undivided profits 43,934 98 Due depositors on demand. 1,202,151 04 OR, BRIGGS LOSES The Real Trouble, However, Lay in the Inability of the Stockholders to Ef- fpct the Desired Reorganization, Which Alone Could Save the Institution From Failure, of San Francisco was aroused from bed Sunday morning, amd with' a force of 400-police; an attempt: to capture Market, Folsom, and adjacent: streets for a trolley system of electric railways was held in abeyance. Upon Invitation of Ambassador Bayard, President CUvvohmd amd Seciv- taries Gresham and Carlisle took a trip down the Potomac. Sunday In Mr. Hearst's yacht, the Yamoosa, the craft that holds the fastest record in tho world. Kx-Governoi 1 Charles Rolbnson, for years the leading democrat in Kansas, AUB ANIMALS BORED. Domestic Pels Certainly Suffer fron Knntii. It Is an interesting question to determine, or to endeavor to determine, low far animals share man's, melancholy capacity for ennui, writes Agnes Repller in the June Atlantic. Schopen- liauer, who like Hartmann and all other professional pessimists, steadfastly maintains that, beasts are happier than men, is disposed to believe that in their natural state they never sutler from this malady, and that, even when domesticated, only the most intelligent give nnj' indication of its presence. But. how doew Schopenhauer know that which he so confidently affirms? The bird Impelled by an instinct she is powerless to resist, sits patiently on her eggs until- they are hatched; but who can say she is not weary of the pastime? What loneliness > and discontent may find expression in the lion's dreadful roar, which Is said to be as mournful as it is terrible! Wo are naturally tempted, in moments of fretful ness and dejection, to seek relief—not unmixed with envy—in contemplating with Sir Thomas Browne "the happiness of inferior creatures who in trariquillty possess their constitutions." But freedom from care, and from the-apprehension that is worse than care, does not necessarily imply freedom from, all disagreeable sensa.- tions; and the surest claim of the brute to satisfaction, its absolute adequacy to Hit" place it is designed to fill, is destroyed by our interference in Its behalf. As- a result, domestic pets reveal plainly to every close observer ho\\ frequently they suffer from ennui. Thej pay, In smaller coin, the same price that man pays for comfortable living Mr. Ruskln lias wrltteni with ready sympathy of (lie house; dog, who beai-s resignedly long horn's of dull inaction and only shows by his frantic deligln what a. relief it; Is to bo taken out i'oi the mild dissipation of a stroll. I have myself watched ami pitied the too evielemt ennui of my cat, poor little beast of prey, deprived in a mousele'ss- home; ofthe supremo pleasures of the. nunt; fe.'el until dinner ceases to bo coveted enjoyment; housed, cushioned combed, caressed and forced to beai upon her pretty shoulders the bun-lei of a we.'iilsuno opulence—or what rep resents opulence • to a pussy. I hay see'ii A.grippiiw listlessly moving fron chair to chair aiiel from sofa, to sol'a in a vain attempt, to nap; looking fo a. ftw languid minutes emt of the ,MII dew with the air of a great; 1 uly sadlj be.ivd ai the play; and then turnin.j; de Joctedly hack Into, tho room whoso at tractions she; had long since exhausted Her expressive i*yes lifted, to mine he traye>el her discontent;, the* lassitude o an irksome luxury unnerved her graceful limbs, if she could have spoken, it wonlel have been,, to complain with Charh'S Lamb erf that "dumb, soporilioal geiod-for-notliingness'' which clogs tho whe'cls of life. Thero Is a small, compact, and enviable 1 minority a being us, who, through Milwaukee, June 1.—The Planklutou bank has closed its doors The bank opened as usual at 10 o'clock this forenoon. At 5 minutes after 10 o'clock William Plaukintou, the vice- resident of the bank, appeared on the ceue and almost simultaneously the ollowiug notice was posted: Owing to the failure of our efforts to eorgauize the bank and to the contiu- lous withdrawal of deposits, we have Due depositors on time... 701,401 31 Shareholders. F. T. Day $96,000 00 John Planklnton estate 38,500 00 William Plank ; nton 5,000 CO James G. Jenkins 8,500 00 F. W. Noyes 10,000 00 Sam A. Field 5,000 00 C. J. Gary 5,000,00 W. H. Morrison 5,000 00 William Sanderson 3,000 00 Charles L. Clason 10,000 00 Eugene S. Elliott 1,500 00 bought it best for the interest of all state treasurer, July 7, 1890, was as depositors and the stockholders to close Only a dozen people were inside the jank doors at the time the notice of the uspenslou was posted. There had been no regular run on the bank of late. Since the scare of two .weeks ago, lowever, the large depositors who did not take part in the run that occurred at that time, had been steadily with- Irawlug their accounts from, the Plank- ntoii and transferring them to other bnnks. Many accounts had been withdrawn through the medium of the Milwaukee clearing house. After the bank had been closed ?!:• Melvin Grigsby..., Mary S. Thompson.. 5,000 00 1,000 00 H. O. Armour...; 5,000 00 Joseph Moody. 1,500 00 Total $200,000 00 ' The statement of the bank to the ho bank. PLANKiNTON BANK. follows. Resources. Loans and din-omits $1,088,054 01 O vcrdrat'te...: 7,230 80 Npecie 3,782 l>7 Cash items -. 100,722 47 Real estate and fixtures.. '.. 3,553 81 Loss and expense account, 147 0( U. S. currency 80,530 00 Due from banks 413,804 08 Total resources $2,303,901 70 Liabilities. Due depositors .$1,074,350 40 'Due others 334,000 00 Capital 200,000 00 Plankinton was interviewed by a re- surplus 95,04130 porter. He repeated the reasons as- i , signed in the notice of • suspension ami! Total, liabilities $2,303,991 7( ntimated that the bank :-was on the Cashier Momsen said: "The deposit point of finding itself unable to meet ors need-not-be apprehensive of loshi demands upon it. I their money. Every dollar will be pal The Lappeu, failure was of course tiia uut it will take a little time, probablj chief cause of the Plankiuton bank's'not over two weeks. Arrangement,, failure. The poor showing made in the!that have been under way for severa Lappen Inventory was the last straw, j days relative to a reorganization of th has finally cast his fen-tune with tho populists. He is one 1 of tlu? eliive-teirs of the Kansas bureau and news eenu- pany, just. org)in|/,ed to disseminate populist lite'i-ature. Theeidore. Runyem, Uniteel States mini- ste>r to Germany, and his family have; ariveel In Berlin. They were received »it the station liy William Walter Pholps tho retiring minlstr, anel tho whole staff of the legation, who esce>rted them to Daderhoff. The late James E. Murdoch was the man who induced Thomas Buchanan Read to write Sheridan's Kiele-, and •who was the first to give it to the public. The poem was written in Cincinnati in a day, and Murdex-h, who was a fine elocutionist, delivered it the same night to an enthusiastic audiem-e. Tho Baltimore sugar refinery, which had just put in orde-r to start work on a large scale June 1, was alme>st destroyed by tire-. The loss is about and the insurance $;',<i5,(HK> on the buihlings and $500,0(10 on the machinery. The, works Avlll bo rebuilt. A Dispatch from Prague says that a mob e>f slude>nt.s attacked the house e>f tho ivctor, Prof. Prazok, smashed the windows and tried lo break in the doors. Tho students fought the? police. Twenty anvsts have been made'. KolM-rl T.i Lincoln, ex-minister to (Jrciil Britain, was at tho state ele- parlmc-Jit Friday. lie had a lemg talk wlf.h He-crM-firy (ire-sham, auel the two no merit erf their own, are incapable of being bored, and consequently e-s- cape the endless pangs of ennui. They are se> clearly recognized as a body that, a great, deal of the world's work is prepared especially for their entertainment and instruction.| Books are written for them, sermons are preached to tlie-ni, lecture's am given to them, papers are rend te> thi'in, societies and clubs are organize*! for them, discussions afte-r the order of Molc-hisodek are carried on monotonously in their behalf, A brand new school of fiction has been invested for their exclusive, diversion; aul several complicated systems erf re, liiriem have been put toge-thor for their recent edification, ft is harelly n matter of surprise that, fed em siie-li meats, they should wax scornful, and de-iido tlie-ii hungry fellow-creatures. It is c.vo.u less amazing that these follow- creatures should wcoiry from time to time of the? crumbs that fall from the-ir table. .lie bank's recorded claims against the Lappeu houses amounted to $219,000. The claims of Robert Hill and A. Landauer which take precedence of the Plaukinton bank's claims, aggregate $55,000 The inventory of the Lappeu stock shows a total of only §208,000.82. The failure will not have a straw's weight in helping one to judge of the financial condition of the country. It was not caused by a tight money market, or by a run, or by any of the other causes which 11105' legitimately affect the banking business. The failure was owing solely to bad banking. The opinion that depositors will be paid in full is first' based on the honorable character of the men who are stockholders in tho institution. It cannot be concealed that there criticism of the directors of the bank because they have. failed to keep the president, Frank T. Day, in Ihe, lines of sound banking. So long as the depositors are paid in full this criticism is likely to be confined to the street corner. One fact that causes 'universal regret is that the name of good old John Plankinton should be connected with suoh n case. So affectionately is Mr. Plan- kiutou's memory held that there would be really much less sorrow today were it the Jones bank and not the Plankln- ton bank, that found itself in a condition which made it necessary to close its doors. President Day has some defenders who claim that a power greater than he got him into the Lappen business and that he was simply dragged along by it, just as any other man, however skilled a banker he might be, would liav been. A meeting of the directors of the bank was held shortly before noon to take action as to the future course to lie pursued. It was decided- to proceed to a liquidation at once and Mr. William Phmkinton was named as assignee and took possession of the institution immediately after the clo'se of the meeting. It developed that the bank is in possession of a large amount of uou-uege)- tiable paper upon which an unsuccessful effort to realize was made several days ago. Besides Uiis the assets are largo and valuable to such an extent that it was said that no loss would be occasioned to anybody interested. It was slated that nuder the circumstances the best possible thing that bank fell through at 9 o'clock this morning and it was thought bret to sus pend temporarily ,iii order to properl adjust 'matters; As to the cause of th trouble other than that 'the bank need, a little time to get its affairs s'traigh eiied out the suspension has no sij nificance whatever. Our corresponc OVERWHELMING DEFEAT DC THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ruin tipofc the young ministers of the htifch. Revs. William H. Lingle, of Canton, nd Gilbert Reid, of Shantung, both of the synod of China, spoke in favor of not sustaining the appeal, Mr. Reid oncluding his question with the question, "If Dr. Briggs is a heretic, where .Princeton theology?" (Laughter.) He ound no great difference, he said, bej- the views of Dr. Briggs and COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO DE- CIDE THE PENALTY, After an All Day Voting the Presbyter- Ian .Genafal Assembly Decides to Sustain the Appel by a Vote of 383 to lie-Mr. Biiggs Grows Weary of the Remarks. culd have been done was to suspend, to attempt to readjust the tangled affairs ill the ordinary run of business proved to be more than could be properly accomplished. May Be Discontinued. While there was considerable dif'fcr- it is told of. Pliny the; younger that, | enco of opinion the sentiment, soomet" being invited to a dinne-r, he> conse-m.-'d , to prevail among the directors that the ceimo on the express condition that affairs of the bank would be wound the- convei-satlon shoulel abound in So- ca-atic. discourses. Here- ,V1(', wcnl. to l/fw-olii lhe> huel white- house, tllly, J Foil»i titii'sti'* ran In the Prix elu (••lilt/,, n¥ FCI-IH-IJ Derby, at C'lian- UtticolKky Ciime. in first; Omcllet, third. anel the business discontinued. Tho bond given by Mr. Plankinton is e-qually insensible to ennui and to the-1 for $1,000,000, with .lohn L. Mitchell sufferings of others. The' guests at that | David Ferguson and Olias. Ray as sure ill-starred banquet appear to have 1 been sacrifice*! as ruthlessly as tho fisli anel VtHitit, Tito 1'i'la du Ji/ekcy dub for 3-year rairc they ate. They hael not even the looj mole eif escape which Mr. Bagchot contemplates so admiringly in Paradise 'l.e>st. Whenever Adam's re-marks ex- panel too obviously into a sermon, Kve, in the most discree-t anel wife-like manner, steps softly away, and refreshes hoi-self with slumber. Indeed, when we come to think of it, conversation between these two must have been elitii- i-.ult atytiine's, because they had nobody to talt n g|bout; anel if we exiled our iioiguboqp permanently from our discus- should sexui be reduced. to run over u mile and a half ties. What effect if any the failure of (he Plankinton bank will have upon the oi« ganization of the company intending t< carry on the Lappen enterprise's is a query that is being asked oil all sides Several of tho members of the com mitce of the creditors having tho mat ter in charge were seen today and thej stated that the failure would not han any direct effect upon the arrangement now being perfected. The enttr< amount of stock had been subscribed, 1 Is said, nnd tho pnly thing remninln, to be done is to dfickle upon a compe tent manager. It is ^oposed to plac Mr. Lappen in chargeSyxm a salary ^ ents throughout the state will not b affected in any way. The relations of the bank with them were such as to be in its favor. Regarding a reorganization nothing can be said at present. The most important thing is that everybody will be paid and this may be stated as pronounced as possible. Opinions of Bankers. The opinion among bankers in the city is that the suspension Avill not materially affect the banking business in the ejity. One leading banker said: "The trouble over there Avas OAVing to the delays in the steps to reorganize, which seem to have been unnecessary. Had matter been taken promptly by the oms AA'hen it Avas apparent that it the only tiling to do, people would ot have become uneasy and evcry- liiig would have- gone along all right. The name of Plankinton was sufficient ad all other moves been made at the ight time, but it is said some of the u-ger depositors grew uneasy AA'itli the lanner of procedure and for some lino they have been quietly withdraw- ng their money. Each one of them ook out a good-sized sum. Tills is vhat seemed to have frightened Mr. lanldnton and caused the suspension, think, however, depositors Avill Hot be llowed to suffer ." Johnson McOlure, cashier of the Mil- vaukee National and manager of the lilAvaukee clearance house, said: "It vas sis much of a surprise to me as it ould have been to you or anyone. We md no intimation here until 9:30, when .otice came to the clearing house not 0 receive Phinkinton bank checks. I lo not think anyone Avill lose by the uspension and I do not apprehend that t Avill cause trouble among other bank ng institutions, as there is no reason vhy it should. There is no trouble in any of the others. 1 ' Grant Fitch, cashier of the National Exchange, said: "It was the only thin .o do under the circumstances, and vas natural to expect. I should say hat no one Avill lose by it, as the gentlemen interested Avill see that all are mid in full. The deposils have been inking right uong since the trouble and 1 suspension became natural. I pro- mine William Plankinton Avill be made issignee and that the affairs Avill be. Wound up as fast as possible and that Washington,,May 31.—The general as- uinbiy began voting on uie Briggs aei'iisy case uus morning aiiu will prou- biy reacu a resiut beiure. me adjournment of the session till* evening. The otuig proceeds very slowly, as each member is allowed three imiiutes In vhich to give his reasons lor casting tils vote. Dr. Briggs evidently feels uiy much disheartened at the outlook and shortly before noon asked and received permission to retire i'roui the uhurch. Kansas had been reached on the role call when Moderator Craig ui- .errupted the proceedings to say: "Dr. Briggs is very weary, of this proceeding and he has asked that he be excused by the moderator from furthei ittendauce as a party. I .cheerfully grunt his request.' Dr. Briggs then left the church arnii a buzz from the galleries. He lookei tired and sad, and seemed glad to ge i way. The: proceedings were preceded by a aalf hour's devotion, led by Rev. A Nelson Hallllield, of New Jersey, who an exposition of the eighth chap ter of Romans, the chapter describing the intercession of the holy spirit. While this exercise was in progress tho princi pal actors in the trial drawing to its made their appearance. The first to appear Avere Messrs. Birch, Larnpe and McCook, of the prosecuting committee; then came Moderator Craig and Dr. Baker, chairman of the judicial committee, 'who were.just'in time for the last prayer and hymn; lastly, before the expiration of the hour, came Professor Francis BroAvn, the last friend of the defendant. Dr. Frazier did not take his accustomed place at the table set apart for Dr. Briggs' friends, and the defendant himself Avas absent. His faithful and devoted wife, uoAvever, occupied her accustomed place in the north gallery, directly over the space upon which for these last few days the eyes of the Presbyterian church has been focused. ill claims Avill be settled. .As to the •ffecls,-I do not see Avhy this suspensioi should cause any trouble elscAvhere. un oss it comes to some business concerns which need money and will be unable to get it just when wanted." The suspension," said C. F. Ilsloy "is a most tinfeirtuiiate thing, but I an inclined to think that no depositors Avil be permitted to suffer. It was an tin fortunate business transaction and th result was inevitable." F. J. Klpp, of the Merchants' Ex change bank, said that the failure o tho' Plankintem bank would not ail'ec the other banks m the least. "We sil knew it must come," he said, "and AV prepared to meet the little crisis that i would create. There Is not a bank i tOAvn that is not stronger IIOAV than i has been." "The failure Avill affect the bank' customers and through them the othe banks," said A. B. Geilfuss, of th Commercial, "but there Avill be no dlrec effect on the other banks. It is a ver great surprise. We did not know unt this morning that they Avere not goiu to reorganize." After an opening prayer and the reading of the minutes, Moderator Craig at 9:30 a. m. convened the assembly into a court, and the last stage but one of the famous case of Professor Briggs was entered upon. The commissioners, as called, gave- the reasons for their votes, tho'speeches being limited to three minutes. While this preliminary was being settled D:'. Briggs quietly came in and took his s.-at. Under the call of the roll Rev. D. N. Freeland, of the East Florida presbytery, was the first to respond. He had deep regard for the honored profes- or, he said, who was-a member of his AVU parish, but he could not side AAith im in his claim that the Bible Avas er int. He held to the old cree-d oud if :ie title blue flag must go dOAVii he rould go down AAith it. Mr. Freeland was folloAved by Rev . T. Smith, of Baltimore, Avho ex ressed an intention of sustaining the ppeal. Dr. Leftwich, of Baltimore, said the ppeals had been sustained because the resbytery acquitted Professor Brigg! f the charge of error upon a charge vhich he had -frankly and freelj A r owed before this assembly, that o rrancy in the original text of scripture Elder Purnell, of Baltimore? said i he assembly indorsed Professor Brigg: t Avould be entering upon a strange ourse, Avith a nationalist for a helms man, bound for a no-man's-land. II u-eferred the old ship of '/Ann upoi which to set sail for heaA'en. Rev. John S. Houlc, of I.'ew Castl presbytery, and Rev. Joseph T. Kellj of Washington City presbytery, sal hey AA'Otild vote tb sustain the appeal. Rev. Anthony O. Junkin. of Los Ai geles, Gal., said every doubt had bee scattered to the wind by the admission of the defendant. His error, in th speaker's opinion, was the doctrine o naturalism, out rf Avhirh grow moi of the errors now afflicting the churcl Rev. John.T. Hopkins, also of Los Ar geles presbytery, said liu was obligee! t vote to sustain the appeal on uccoun of threatened disruption, and Professo John M. Coyncr, of tho same presbytery, said lie Avould do the same. Elder William H. II. Hamilton, of Oakland presbytery, said lie had fomo lo Washington absolutely unprcjuellced, but he was al'raiel the e.-hnrch weiuld be in an jther teachers of Presbyterian doctrine. Rev. Fred. R, Notring. of Boulder, Col., said he could not receive all the jharges and specifications; he wanted .o pass upon those which would enable him to reach the original charges. A man was to be held responsible for ;he effects of his language, and Dr. Jriggs had Iterated and reiterated that le stood by the doctrines contained In |j fis Inaugural. The sum and substance of the who|le first charge, said Rev. Charles Fuller, of Gunnlson presbytery, Colorado, was that Dlr. Briggs had used the word 'fountain" when he should-have use?d and intended to use the Avord "channel." He was heartily sick and tired of this talk about Martineau. If the AA-ords of Dr. Briggs were so capable of misinterpretation, were not the words of Christ also capable of the same thing? Christ had said, "This is my body, 1 ** and yet tht Avhole Christian world was divided as to the meauig of those words. Christ had not made clear his words; Avas it unnatural that Dr. Briggs shoulel be unable to make clear his statements? Rev. Thomas C. Kirkwood, of Pueblo, said he had felt for some time that the chuvh Avas suffering from the effects of false teaching, and since coming to Washington he hael become satisfied that the source o:' this trouble Avas to be found in that which Avaa represented by the defeiv.lant. Rev. John W. Pugh, of Blooming! on. said that while full of sympathy feiv the defendant, he was compelled to SM.V from, his deepest conYictlonsj and best judgment that the address of Dr. Hriggs was the most magnificent specimen of special pleading he had ever heard. For nearly seven hours he had spoken without meeting squarely any of the- issues, involved or clearing up the obscurity Avith which ley Avere surrotindeel. Rev. G. K. McClure, D. D., of Chica- o, held that if the assembly voted to ustain the appeal the church Avould omniit itself to cemditions Avhich it us not prepared t.» accept at the pres- n time and which would be hurtful to resbyterianism. "Tlie first four grounds of appeal are echnlcal and have no place in a case f the importance of this; sweep them aAvay," AA-ti^ the ringing ^declaration vitli AA'hich Dr. Herrick Johnson, of ihicago, began his expression of opin- on. He said the explanation of the de- endant as to the meaning of his doc- rines was to be accepted as long as moral integrity Avas not in question. To do othenvisc Avould be to stamp ilm not only as a false teacher but as hypocrite as Avell. Dr. Johnson said he Avould vote for the same kind of j udgment that the> NOAV York presby- ;ery passed, withholding approval of the doctrines taught. Rev. Thomas C. Hall, the tall young ninister from Chicago, AV!IO has been so zealous a supporter of Dr. Briggs, said that if it Avas a breach f contract to wkl certain opluiems he should have jcou. told so AVlifii he was" ordained. He held tlio vieAVS Avhlch.were in danger of being cast out, to the confusion of the church. George Rutherford, of Peoria, 111., said that for the assembly to cast out of its communion such a stanch pros- byterlan as Profeissor Charles Briggs £ would be schism. | "I have neA r er found in twenty years experience," said Dr. Lucas, of Allahab- ad, India, "a man in India'who found S God through his reason; I belleA r e the !| doctrine to be unsound and dangerou and shall Arote to sustain the charge if based upon that doctrine." Upon oth- -| ercharges Dr. Lucas said he Avould vote i-y to acquit Professor Briggs. ,.|| That the assembly Avould vote to sustain most of the specifications was the opinion of Rev. Joini M. Boggs, of Fort Wayne, Ind., but he , belieA'ed Dr. Briggs Avas right in alleging the errency of the scriptures. Elder Charles E. Griffin, of Hammond, Ind., said that If the theologians of the assembly were in doubt as to the Interpretation to be placed upon the vieAvs of Dr, Briggs hoAV was it to bo expected that tlio laymen of the assembly could be free from doubt. "If you are in doubt, so are AVO in doubt," he continued, "and as an honest man, I must give Dr. Briggs the benefit ol i that doubt. ; ! In tho midst of tho roll.call the as- I sombly adjourned, until 2:30. | Of the : thirty members;who expres- I? sed their vieAvs up to: the time of " '"" journmon but seA'en sided with Briggs. / The roll call Avas continued at the, afternoon and evening sessions, each j Uiii condition ii' the upiiuil Avere not sustained. Tlio burden of the remarks of Rev. J. M. Npwell, of San Joso presbytery was that if Dr. Briggs was sustained every preacher, professor and Sunday school teacher would be privileged to preach any views '>o pleased. Rev. D. J. Sanders, of CaUiwbac (N. C.) presbytery, was the first colored minister who spoko. He said a careful study of the case showed him that ho csould not: do otherwise limn vole lo sustain the; appeal. .Captain Jocks, of San Jose, said that all ove-r tho land there were; young ministers froiii Union Seminary steeped in the fearful doe;trlno taught by Dr. Briggs. if (he) professor Unew of tho damage he WUH doing ho would drop Ihls thing and would have done with U forever, and atop bringing one TOspui d.'ng to his name with a few explanatory remarks, telling his reasons for voting as he- did. The vote was finally announced by the clerk as foUow-s: The '.whole number of votes cast 499; to sustain tlief appeal 298; .'to sustain in part 85; the| total to sustain the appeal 383; notf to sustain the apjvaf 110. a motion .;iindo for the avi'drtinont of a-c n milteo to bt-hifl in an oxplanatioi whirl, shall express the sense of the assembly as to th/ action that should be taken upon tl judgment of, the presbytery of No York and wlint penalty shall be impose! against Dr. Briggs, If any. f Tlio assembly then adjourned tj tomorrow. Tho number of prisoners looked tl In fourteen of the Avestern and mlddl states Is 110,538, of this vast nuinb.d of offenders but one^-slxth know uol to read.
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