The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 3, 1895 · Page 1
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VOL XXIV. ALGONA, KOSSUTti OOtflSlTt, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 3, 1895. 40. QUft Htaetm IS Once tasted will cause you to visit bur fountain often. >W. A. Ladendorff -The 'Confectioner. Fence HOG-enclosed by. J. A. Hamilton & Go's wire and picket fence feels proud and will thrive. The reason more of it is sold than all other kinds put together, is because it is a fence— That Can be Seen: It will turn all kinds of stock; it is cheap and durable; easy to move. We use both oak and painted « pine pickets. Call and see it. 'Firin of Salute at Sunrise, Concer at at Court House .Square Baud, •School House Square at flTso^^Heu./id march throuirh principal streets to Callus ! 3 aVk. EXERCISES AT THE PARK. Musical Selections—'The Burt Hand. Star Spangled Banner—Emmet-bur^ State Juvenile Baud. Invocation—E. P. MeElroy. "Music—"Hail Home of Liberty," Glee Club Reading of Declaration—S. May no. Music—"To tliee, 0 Country," Glee Club. Oration—Hon. Victor B. Dollivcr. • Music—Juvenile State Baud. Hymn, America—Glee Club and Audience. Benediction—E. P. McElroy. Picnic Dinner on the Grounds. grounds I, A, Hamilton AFTERNOON EXERCISES. Calathumpian Parade at 1 o'clock on State street led by bands and march to ball near Northwestern depot. Balloon Ascension and Parachute Leap by Prof. Tynan the celebrated aeronaut Ball Game—Algona vs. Bancroft. SPORTS UP TOWN. Fireinens' Run by Algonu Fire Company. Men's foot race, $8.00; Boys' race, $l.f>0; Egg.race, §1.50; Wheelbarrow race, $3.00; Sa<;k irace, $8.00; Tug of war, $5.00; Greased pole, $5.00; Slack wire performance by Prof. Kul.ni. Evening—Baud Concert, Tableaux, JFui'UJon'fa ^ Vj/ f mm Are You Ready For the Harvest ? 1895. There's only one way to get ready so that you can be sure that you are ready —and I am ready to get you ready with the World-Beating, LIGHT-RUNNING AND MOWERS. BEST IN THE . . . ^ —~~WORLfr Because Most Dumbly Built, Lightest in Draft, Greatest in Capacity, Simplest in Construction. All Competition Staid Away from : ' the McCormick in the World's Pair Tests I might to-day be selling a line of so-called "cheap" machines at a, price which would still be high, but prefer to sell the high<value McCorraicfc ^ ;§t&price which experience will most assuredly prove is low. Glad to show "jsxf friends these machines »t a»y time. Comein,and see the»i» . :H WILFRID P. r * - . S^O |Phe Wigwam 3 Republican and Inter and H. PITTSBURG ASSEMBLY. Polygamists of India—Seminary Control. —Dr. Briggs Case—Knotty Questions Solved and Unsolved. In India, as in many heathen countries, a man may have a plurality of wives. He may be married legally to two or three women at the same time. The British government has not yet deemed it expedient to change this law of its Asiatic subjects. Occasionally a man in this family connection becomes u convert — truly and spiritually it is hoped and believed. Will he be admitted into the church? Must he turn out his second wife and her children? A request came to the assembly from the Synod of India, that the Synod of India be. allowed to deal with such cases, and decide as it may seem best to it on the ground. Possibly (we suppose in rare instances) admit a man into the church and allow him to retain his "family" as before conversion. Along with the overture, or request, came a protest signed by a very respectable minority in the Synod of India, against any permission of this kind. . What will the Assembly say? The overture and protest were referred to the committee on church - polity, of which your correspondent was a member. The attention of this committee was called to the fact that the -assembly of 1875 had given a deliverance, "that the first wife is the true wife and only wife, "But Missionary Morrison, representing the Synod of India, insisted before toe committee, that the first wife is the child-wife (i, e, married while a mere child to him) often childless, and usually retained under the control of her parents, Must be retain this one? turn out the wife of his heart and mother of his children if admitted jnto'tne church? All these things put together some* what staggered the committee, It felt that it bad placed before it a problem beyond its powers, After turning the puzzling question over an4 over for some, hours, it decided to recommend that a committee be appointed tQ to" vestigate tbe subject more thoroughly ana import to tbe nest assembly, Om relief be give*i to tbe Synod of in cqttimittee on Theological Seminaries, of which Dr. Patton was, that year,the chairman. This committee recom- taeuded that the appointment of Dr. Brigfcs to|the chair of Biblical Theology be disapproved, and the assembly adopted this recomniendatioft by an overwhelming vote (449 to GO). So much for Dr. Briggs as a teacher. Dr. Briggs as a minister was a member of the Presbytery of New York. April 13th. 1891, a month before the meeting of this assembly, a committee \vas appointed by the Presbytery to make a judiciil investigation. "October Cth charges were brought against Dr, B., that his teaching in this address was inconsistent with the doctrines of the Presbyterian church. But the doctor made plausible explanations and assured the brethren that his teachings could l)e squared with Presbyterian standards. Upon this, a majority voted to dismiss the trial and discharge the committee. But a minority appealed to the general assembly of 18U2 which was to meet in Portland. Oregon. There the appeal was sustained by a strong vote (431 to 87), and the Presbytery of Xew York instructed to reopen tbe case. Accordingly, three weeks were spent in January. 1893, with the case of Dr. Briggs. tie was acquitted by a small majority. An appeal was made to the assembly of 1893, Washington, D. C. This was the most famous assembly held since the Eeun- ion. The "Washington Star spoke of the. trial as "the greatest eccleiastical trial of modem times," and the Chicago Herald said: "This trial is to be a memorable one, not only in the annals of the Presbyterian church, but in Christendom as well." Indeed, it did make quite a commotion at the time. Dr. Beaver had studied at the University of Virginia, at Union Seminary, N. Y., and at the University of Berlin, Germany, and had been a leading" professor for seventeen years in a leading seminary. He is certainly one of the greatest oriental scholars in America. But some one has said of the Presbyterian system that "there is sense in its head and a bone in its sleeve." It is slow to notice faults, it will generally wink at oddities and escentricities, but when there is serious error it takes hold of the offender with a firm grasp. It will carry out its rules without fear or favor. It is a surgeon that will not sicken at the sight of blood. By the Washington assembly Dr. Briggs was suspended' i'rom the ministry. The vote stood 379 to 116. This ended the contest with Briggs. But Union Seminary still retained him as a professor. The following assembly disavowed responsibility for the teachings at Union Seminarj.' The Presbytery of Jtf. Y. oyerturned^e' Pittsburgh as, to jte duty. ''towjttrdltudeDtsv'ftpplying to be^aten under its care pursuing studies at Union Seminary. The Presbytery was instructed and enjoined not to receive students pursuing studies at seminaries respecting whose teachings the gen- .eral assembly disavows responsibility. Farther, the Committee on Theological Seminaries was requested to inquire as to the rights of the general assembly in the property DOW held by Union Seminary. Other seminaries have,and always have had, a much closer connection with the general assembly than Union Seminary. Yet the legal connection is not as strong as desired. What is sought now is to secure the veto pow< r to the general assembly as an effective force by Charter Provision. In other words the seminaries are asked to change their directors and thus safeguard trusts held board of trustees against pervision and misuse. DANIEL WILLIAMS, Bancroft, la., June 28,1895. ^P— s j j / a lor s 5O Capes Prices Cut One-Half $15.00 Capes, 10.00 Capes, 7.50 Capes, 5.50 Capes, 4.00 Capes, Just Half Price, Come Quick! aoy ree e gve*i o e yn n- aia w tbout lowering the "CbMsttan standard of marriage? The Moderator Wells. o Jfew York WAS A LIKELY SPECULATION. Clarion Democrat; A year ago last December W. W. Courson purchased a 400 acre tract of prairie • in Norway township at $19.75 per acre, Last year he had;the land broken and put into flax, marketing the crop for$l,600, On Thursday last be sold the laud to a gentleman from Cedar county for $33 per acre, reserving this year's crop, which now promises to be fully 20,000 bushels of oats,. At the time Mr, C. purchased the land the general opinion was that he would have to hold it for years to get his money back, while as a matter of fact the investment has netted him.gearly JOO per cent, in 18 months' time, , • INFRINGEMENT IS RESENTED, Manson Democrat: The Prince of Wales has s'erved notice on Col, Barron, of the PocahODtasBepord, requesting him to show cause why he should wear his wbifjkers in the same style as does Jlis Royal Highness, without purchasing the copyright. BAM JOBPBB i AT OtBAB FURNITURE Und&'taking Goods XISING r i', ' t TO REMARK THAT THE „ ''.^ ' 'M -Opera Hot| Grocery Is still the best place to get i July 'MiJpwi&l Qlwap , July 7tb, tbe Chicago, St. Paul Rajlw&y.wWjnw m IMft^o* give all »a ^ppprtuoi to hear ^isr»Qi» bySer, lOWJft goaa to Glwffi Jd&Jli jaQ'.pne should ^ g °iothel|y«i9»ftadaU tb« , , egeg of the parfe grounds, Sermon at *p.». TwMye9^g9n88t9Jg®a On Suna Milwaukee What You

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