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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24. 1852. WHEELING,W. TA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER S, 1891. VOLUME XLII1?NUMBER 92. GlLffllGW. ttu Ex-Spoakor Attacks Administration's Flnaaalal Scheme. J SOUND CIRCULATING MEDIUM Furnished by the Present System, Which Hat but Ono Fault PROTECTION TO TIMBER LANDS , I Fruitful Topic for DUcuMioii in the House? Jlr. Wells Charges That the hill is Backed by, the Doodlo of Land Sharks?Tho ICtillroad I'ool inf Bill?lfoarne Moikrau an Kloquent Speech in It* Support. His Sarcastic Reply to Bryan, of Ksbraska. WiimKOTOVf Dec, 7.?At the opening ef the session of the bouse to-day on notion of Mr. Martin, Dem? Indiana, the order for a night session this even* iog to consider private pension bills was vacated. The committee on banking snd currency was given leave to sit during the sessions of the house. On motion of Mr. Hansen, Kep., Wisconsin. the second Saturday in January wu set aside for the delivery of eulogies oo the life and character of tha late Bepresentative George D. Shaw, of Wisconsin. The bouie then went into committee of the whole to consider tho President's menace and Mr. Wilson, Dem., West Virginia, moved that the committee of tb? whole be dUcharged from the considerAtion of the message and that its uriou? parts be referred to tbe standup committees having jurisdiction. Mr. Grow (Rep., Pa.), in accordance with notice previously givon, took the . n j Ul?nU tr% tha floor 811(1 auuroaacu muivoii M.w binkitiK scheme promulgated in the President's message. MR. 0ROW'S SPERCH. For thirty years, he laid, tho present utiooal banking ays tern had been in operation and no holder of any national bink bill had ever loBt a dollar, nor vonld inch loss occur as long as it continued. The system furnished a sound circulating medium and met all the requirements of the people with the exception, perhaps, of elasticity. He described at length the operation ot the preient system- He believed tho present law should remain exactly as it was, except that the banks should be allowed to deposit money as well as bonds for circulation, and take out $110 on every $100 in money deposited and circulation up to the par valuo of bonds. Etate banks, he believed, should have the lame rights of issue, with the same liability to the government, together with persona 1 liability of the stockholders. To prevent undue contractus, nn bank should be allowed to redaem its circulation at a higher rate than 10 per cent each month, and no bank should be allowed to reduce ita circulation below ia per cent, exuopi. tu to mto liquidation. "If a bank can take oat $1X0 in circulation on $100 of money where is the (laaticity o! your Byetem?" asked Mr. Hall (Dem., Mo.). "Certainly nowhere except in allowing the redaction of bank reierves from 50 per cent to 100 par cost during the months of October, XoTtmber and December, the period whan the crops sre moved. An elastic currency muat be based on an elastic ciedit." Mr. Grow (Rep., Pa.) replied that no lound currency could be based on credit. In the final adjustment a dollar must bo behind every dollar of circulation. The motion ol Mr. Wilson was then ajraod to. In the morning hour Mr. McRae, from the committee on public lands, called up the bill to protect loroat reaerratiooa. A GRAVE CHARGE. Mr, Wells (Dem., Wis.) oppoiod the bill in every feature. The attempt to drive this bill through under whip and par emeiled, he would say savor, if no did not have such high reipect for the chairmau of the public land committee, of boodle. It was aaid that the forest association was behind thia bill, 'ihere was another association behind it, which had its origin in Maine fifty years ago and iiad now extended to the Pacific elope. It was an association of timber thieves and land sharks. That iiociation was behind the bill. If these timber thieves wero allowod to no into tho public forests they would bribe the agent of the interior department nd destroy them. When Mr. Wells took his seat, ChalriQam McKae arose and indignantly denied that there waa any land ring or association behind this bill. He had asmined the refnonaibilily for the bill joii if the gentleman from Wisconsin knew of anv hidden power behind it ho would yiold time to him to make known its nature. "I ?aid before," replied Mr. Wells |?otly, "that I believe in your honesty, nut the gentleman is green intholumber huiincaj, and 1 bolieve tho gentleman is osniK deceived and is being made a tool of." "I may bo ureen in the lumbor business," roturned Mr. McRae, "but I take P'ide in tho fact that I repreaont one of tl?o laritoat timber auction* ol tho country. My state, howovor. is not effected [>y this bill. Thero is no interest bohind this bill save anch as ought to in Piro every patriotic American?the Protection of the forests Irotn devastathJjj fires and timber tliievos." this bill, he said impressively, *na in ono hu ndrod year* your children *ill rise up and call vou blenrtod. Tho ' Utory of tho old world furnishes n lea,0? which this country ought to learn, an'l tho record of millions of ncres of tiruUr destroyed by firo this year attest the urgent necessity of immediate action. In condition Mcltue said ho realized "'at tho hill c^uld not be passed to-day, J"d appealed to the committoo on ruins 'or a special order for its consideration. THIS POOl.INO in1.1.. Aftor some further debate by Mr. ^iUoti (Uop., Wash.,), I'ickler (Rep., lVi and C'orreon (Dem., Wyo.,) the Horning hour expired, and In accord*vuh iio torina of tho append order u'o houiu proceeded with tho discuisiou | __ . ^ of tho railroad pooling bill undor an agreement to take up the bill under the five minute rule to-morrow. Mr. Bartlett (Dem., X. Y.,) addressed the house in favof of the measure, arguing in support of legitmate and legal pooling. Ho urged that the granting of pooling privilege* would not be an enlargement of tho power* of the railway*. It would simply be the restoration of that freedom of contract to which they were entitled by common law before the in* terstate commerce act robbed them. The railroad companies were entitled to conduct their properties at a fair profit. Mr. Ilyan (Dem., Nebraska) oppoaed that section of the bill which allowed the railroads to appeal from the decisions of the commission revoking pooling order*. The commission should have absolute control if the pooling privileges wero to be permitted, but he opposed'any bill authorizing pooling. lie believed the time had come when railroad rates should be reasonable and ho offered an amendment with which he wanted to test the sense of the house. Unlets ono principle was to exist for other corporations and one for railroads, railroad rates should be calcu* lated on the present actual value of a railroad. Mr. Bryan was applauded when he finished. Mr. Wise, (Dem., Virginia), chairman of the interstate commerce committee, supported the bilL He said it had re ceivuu irutu ins cumiuiuuo uiora imuruav and more careful consideration than any bill on the calendar. Then Mr. Cockran, of New York, was recognized. ccckkan speaks. "I bad not intended to intervene in tills debate," eaid Mr. Cockran, "until the remarkable apeech of the gentleman from Nebraska, Mr. Bryan, on the relations of railroads to the committee induced me to make a contribution to the discussion. He told us that it was impossible to have competition between railroads, and from that he proceeds to argue that it was unjust, undemocraticand unpatriotic to interfere with competition between railroads. [Laughter.] He promises an aaiendment establishing a ruie by which the interstate commerce commission can ascertain, in an infallible manner, just what reasonable rates should be, and be tells us that he intends to get a legislative mandate to that tribunal, that they shall always fix the rates according to the cost of the plant ?4. . i.? ...1 > - -; ... k. ui IUD viuiu Ituou mo MiiUB nia vu uB impoied. It is obvious that the Dlan would work thia way : II a railroad company should ran at a loss of, say, $300,000 in 1803, then under this novel method, it could not par it* debts out of its earnings in 1894, because if the rates of 1894 are to be in proportion to the cost of the plant in '91, it would be unpatriotic, undemocratic and a number of other things to allow the company to make good its losses in 1893, which could not possibly form any part of the cost of the plant in 1894. "Competition amongst railroads carried to the extent which we have witnessed in this country is not competition, but it is war, war destructive and relentless, war having for its object tho levy of tribute upon tho people. This is shown by the history of every one of those rate wars. Have thev sprung from the desire to reduce them? Xo, but from the attempt to raise them. The Erie railroad suiters to-day the loss of its trade, its bonds are in default It is in the hands of a receiver. It seeka to increase the tonuage between New York and Chicago. Assuming that tonnage to-day to be 25c, it seeks to raise it to 30c. The Pennsyl vim1.1 ikauiuuu wuiuitui, non uinuaged and honest corporation, paying its dividends under existing conditions, declines to yield to the demand that these rates siiould be increased. Thereupon the Erie railroad goes into the hands of a receiver. Not bound to pay interest upon any obligations, relieved from the necessity of paying interest on any of its debts, holding out the sherifr through the protection of the United States courts, it proceeds to cut that rate to 15c and 12c and 10c. When finally it has brought its compelitors to terms, the loss upon that traffic is made good by a general increase along the line and by a further exaction from the public. And this must inevitably be the case when the competition is limited to ono, two, three or four competitors. The refusal to allow ttiese companies to do that which is necessary for their preservation is nothiog moro than an attempt to compel them to con aolidate." * THE SOLDI K VIS HOME. A Hlg Iucrente?'Tlie IIoiuah all K<?onomlcnllj mid Well Maintained. Wabainoto.v, 1). C., Dec. 7.?The annual report of the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiori, was sent to the home of representatives to-day. It treats of tho twenty-one state homes. The aggregate average number kept in the national and state homos was 20,f62, and tho whole numbor carad for during tho voar, 35,504. On Juno 30, 1804, the number presented at tho several branches of tho national homo was 15,473, nn increase iu one year of 1,068. This fact, says tho roport, showed a congestion that was alarming considering that tho time of tho year was ono when the population of the homo would naturally be tho least, and later when the number was greater, suspensions of adminisiion authorized when ovor there was lack of room. This suspension camea j^roai distress. The board hus no mentis of alleviating it, Tho men not admitted, although entitled thoreto, mast in Kenoral bo cared for by tho charity of Grant! Army posts, or charitabio iiiatiLtitiona of the cities whore thev are atrandod. The annual cost of tho maintainanco of each man at the homes was $127 45, n decroaso from the previous yoar of $13 50; tho deaths woro 1,050, an incremo of 20. Tho inspection of tho stato homes shown thst in unnornl they are econoininally managed, and that tho action of Congress ia subsidizing them has boon properly appreciated and has caused a better care of thft members, roliuving the branches of tho national i homo from the support of moro than 0,400 mom hers. Every vear the original admissions to tho various homes moro tnan make up the losses by dis* charges and donth. Thorn are now 1,01)0,000 persons living who, if thoy become non-Hupportablo, will bo ontitlod to admission to the national homo. A .Strict Ittiln linfoicoil. Washington, Dec. 7.?Ambassador Uuiiyon has informod tho depaitmout | of state, under dato of November 23, L that all persona aejouruiuK In Germany not Hopping at a hotel are reqbired to exhibit some certificate of nationality i (in the case of an American, a passport) as a condition of continuing their ntay, And this is sometimes done after a very abort sojourn. A PUUK FAKE. The Republican Coraiultiro not rregum> lac to Advl?e the Cont?stnuU. Wa&uingto.v, D. C., Dec. 7.?Chairman Babcock, of the Republican congreiaional campaign committee, says the report sent out from NVaahington that the committee was sending circulars to intending Republican contestants in the next house, teiling that their cases will be considered on their merita, ia a fake, pure and simple. "The campaign committee has nothing to do with contests," said Mr. Bab cock, "luoy are matters to uo uwn with by the next house. It would bo presumptuous for the committee to undertake to dictate to auy man what I be should do." I Republican leaders in the houso who j are not members of the committee say that the matter ha3 nevor been talked i of among them and they have not con- i idered it was their business 10 make \ suggestions to men who were contem- , templating contests. THE HOVVGArK CASE. I Nine Indictment* now Agalnat tlie Famous ' Jiiubo//Jpr by tba Grand .Jury. ' Washington, Dec. 7.?The grand i jury of the district heard testimony to* 1 day against Captain Howgate, the for- i mor disbursing officer of the geological \ aurvoy. Among the witneniess were L. H. Rogora, a jeweler in Maiden Lane, 1 Now York, and W. H. Moses, one of the I captain's former bondsmen. Mr. J. 1 Rogers had advanced money to the cap- < tain in 1883 and 188S. Nino indictments i no* stand against Captain now gate, seven of them returned. It is expected that new indictment!} will be returned next week to replace the four quashed and that the district attorney wili ask for an early trial. Civil Service Rule* Extondoil. Washington*, D. C., Dec. 7.?The President ha? approved the recent recommendation of Secretary Hoke Smith, providing for the withdrawal of about 130 scientific and technical positions from the list of those in the geological survey oxcepted from the requirement of civil service examinations. These places will hereafter be subject to competitive examinations. Trenaury Cash. I Washington, D. 0., Dec. 7.?The caih , balance ill the treasury to-dav was , $156,415,337; net cold $110,007,562. PAINTERS ANl"DKCOKATORS | Adopt a Voluminous Platform?A Cluing. ' of Headquarters. ] Cleveland, O., Dec. 7.?The painters' 1 and decorators' convention adopted a , platform at to-day's session. The plat- ! form calls for tho following: < Compulsory education; direct legia- 1 Iation; a legal eight-hour work-day; j sanitary inspection of workshops, \ mines and homes; liability of ein- i plovers for injury to hoalth, body and j life; abolition of tho contract system in < ail public works; abolition of the f ? AwnnHllin ? BWOtUIUK H.VBU'IU , UlUlllbipBi unuo>a>?K < of electric light and nas plants tor pub- < lie distribution of lit^ht and power; na- ' tionalization of telegraph, telophono, j railroad* and mines; principle of refeaen lorn in ail legislative bodies. i It now roinains for tho various local \ organisations to take up tho platlorm and report back to the main body, after which it will be fully adopted. It wa? decided to remove tho headquarters of tho association from Balti- more. The headquarters havo not bean determined upon, but it will probably rest between Cleveland, both of which , cities bavo made bid#. Snluui ItepiibllcaiiM. ' Special Ditpaich to the Intelligencer. ] Salem, *V. Va., Dec. 7.?Tho Kepubli- | cans held their primary convention , here to-night and nominated the fol- , lowing town ticket for next year: Mayor, Hon. George R. Wilson; recorder, George E. Zinn; councilmon, J. M. Flaniuan, A. J. Watson, W. E. Leonard, 1L H. Davis and G. \V. F. Kan- , dolph. Both partios havo candidates ?nri thft rftSlllt will be watched with mucM interest, but it is conceded by leading; Democrats of the town thftt'tho Republicans will elect , their entire ticket. Kliijtwooit ltapublicntiH. 1 Special DU natch to the Intelligencer. j Kino wood, W. Va., Doc. 7.?The Re- 1 publicans hero have nominated William F. Menear for mayor, James W. Flynn for recorder, and \V. SV. Graham, ' Jeorge A. Williams, I)r. M. T. Powell, D. M. Woterine and Jamos A. Lenhart for counciimen. The ticket will be < elected. , Overcome by Coal On*. | St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 7.?Five pooplo i wore overcome by coal gas last night at ] No. 53 Ann street, and narrowly , escaped death. They are: Mrs. Egan, | aged ?ixty; John Egnn, aired six; John < Mills, aged forty-two; W. W. Mills, aired < sistoen; Elsio Fitzsrorald, aged nineteen. ( They retired lout night nbout 9:30 j o'clock, leaving dampers closed in the < coal stove. When neiirhbars broke in i to-day all were uncohscious. It is ) thought Mrs. Kgan and Elsio Fitzgerald , will die. ^ i 1*1 (iuiyj. | llAUtroaD. Conn., Doc. 7.?John Da vin, alias J. W. Murphy, and Kussell u. Hovt, the Bethel counterfeiters, whose , arrest created such a sensation last summer, wore arraigned in the United States district court this afternoon, pleaded guilty and wore each sontencod to oiitht yearn iu the state prison. Tho ' maximum penalty is liftoon years. i Three lludlrn round. Boston, Mass., Dec. 7.?Throe bodioa 1 woro' found at a low tide to-day in a 1 forecastle of tho sunken Provincntown ( Hchooner, Graclo Benson. They woro identified' as those of John Kink, Au- < Justus ('omas and Fred Bonner, all i Portuguese. i Miirdcrnr Ifniigpd. IUwi.ins, Wyo., Doc. 7.?Frank Howard was hanged here-to-dav for tho murder of Charles Horn, at Dixon, Doceui- 1 ber 31, 1893, iu a quarrel about a wouiau. A DIFFERENT. PHASE Of the Armenian Affair Presonted by Dr. Cyrus Hamlin. MOVEMENT 15 OF PRUSSIAN ORIGIN, And Color is Lent to Thin Theory by the Pact Tfmt the Turkish Minister at Washington Is a Greek Church* man?Dr. Ilainltn Thiutts tie is in 1'CaKuo With the Pruwlan Govern ment?Tho Idea of tho Armenians Being in JtcbeUion is Absurd. Lexi.voton, Mass., Dec. 7.?Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, of this town, whose articlo in the Congregationalist on the Armenian troubles a year ago has been translated by the Turkish government and sent sut to the Earopean powers as a dofeuse of the recent atrocities committed on the Armenians by the Moslems, was seen to-night by an Associated Press reporter. Dr. Hamlin was tor many years a missionary in Turkey and knows something of the temper of the Turks regarding Christians. lie had, uoreover, a seven year*' contest with the Turkish authorities over the building of the famous Roberts College, in uonstantinoplo, bat finally won the day. lie said to-day: "The Turks are capable of being incited to atrocious acts through thoir intense Mohammedan leelings. They are capable of religious excitement that would lead them to the most horrible extremes. The great danjer is that the populace will become exted, and instead of trusting to the soldiery will bccome an infuriated mob ;o destroy the Armenians themselves. That has been my fear. At tho same time I have always said that tho revolutionary movement is of Kussiati origin. Russian gold and craft govern it. That is mv opinion still. "tfhe Armenians are bo scattered in furkev that tho very idea of a rovolu ;iou on their part is abaurd. The Armenians are everywhere buy ins up lurkish lands. The Armenian popula;ion is increasing, and the Turkish popllation is decreasing. Twenty years ago i Turk would not sell a piece of land to tu Armenian at any nrice. Now the Turks are eacer to sell, because the Armenians are tho only ones who will any. The Turkish government is ivholly inexcusable for the recent itrocities. "I have a strong suspicion tho Turksh minister at Washington ia in league tvith Russia. He jh a Greek. He beongs to the Greek church and is in national league with Russia. I cannot tee why the Turks have sent a Groek to represent them in America. I know ;he Turkish character very well and I tnow that there is a ereat ileal of good in it. Yeni has reported to the Turkish 'overnmont that tho Armeniam in America are Bonding all arms through Persia into Turkey for revolutionary purposes. That is childish, it is nonlenae to anybody that knows anything !,? mnllor hllf thaaA Mnnrtfl SOnt >ut from such an authority throughout the world will bo believed. I venture ,o say that thefre has never been a rifla >r u pound of ammunition sent into Turkey by tho revolutionists of America. "The whole idea ?mangles from Ruatia and is merely a subterfuge to giro rood occasion for Russia to march int o Armenia and take control." GUESUAM SUIIIMMSISD \t tho Enterprise of the Associated Press, but Snys Nothing. Washi.vgto.v, D. C., Dec. 7.?The announcement exclusively by the Assosiatod Press, in a cablo dispatch from Constantinople, that Preiident Cleveland had reconaiderod hia original intention arfd decided to sond' an 'Ameri:an delegate with tho Turkish commialion to inquire into the Armenian outmpee. was shown to Secretary Groshatn to-day. That official was evidently surprised at the receipt of the ?iows, but wag obliced to refrain from commenting upon itin view of the pendency of the senate resolutions calling for inrnrmntion relative to the ournosos of :1ir stato department in the matter. Until very recently the department lias beon much in the dark officially as to the Armenian troubles, but at last information was received that warranted action, and this has been as announced. DRU.VKKN itOVVDlES Dpon Up a Fight on n Deputy .Marshal, With Fatal llmults. Guthrie, Ok la., Dec. 7.?Tiro killed, )ne maimed for life and two badly wounded ia the result of a pitched battle [ought between Alva and Eagle, and itarted by a number of drunken rowdioi. Junius Brown, Frank Brown, J. R. Kniirht, Charles Kitchon, Sam W. Scott and n man called "One Eyo Tylor" woro going home drunk and mot Sam [Jrockor, a deputy marshal and three jtranj?er? on route to Alva, w ithout provocation or a moment's warning the irunkon men openod fire on the other party. A general fuailade followed. Kitchen and James Brown were killed )Utritrht; Knight had his leu shattered, ind Taylor, the Deputy marshal and jno of the atrangers were eriomly tvouudod. 8/ixo.v co^vicrui), Mtirdnrrd liU Fntlier-m-Lnw In Cnltl llloud?Mercy lt*rmii mended. Lexington, Ga., Doc 7.?John .Saxon eras coavictod hero to-day of the murder of hia father-in-law, J. N. Dillard, ?n tlio 25th of Juno last, and recmuinonded to the moroy of the court. Tho murder was a diabolical deed and created a great sensation at the time. Dillard wan n man of moans and position, and had a larno family. Tho jury at the coroner's inquest charged Saxon with the murder, and also found that Mrs. I'ationco 0. Dillard and N. N. Dillard, jr., wifo and Ron of the docoasod, were accessories to the iiwful crimo. The grand jury discharged the alleged accessories, however, i ho trial developed thnt tfnxoii had killed the old man and hidden his body in tho Jairy with a viow of falliug Loir to a iharo of hit property. tbiiuiislb roitruKr: Of Colonrl A, J. I^ickwoll ntlb* Hand* of Chrrwfe Indian*. Guthrie, 0. T., Dec. 7.?A. story of atrocity smicking of tho u*age of a barbarian country comes from David, a mall town in the interior ol the Indian Territory. Col. A. J. Black well, well known in the west, was arrested for selling land, and according to the Cherokee laws, was sentenced to death lor high treason. Blackwell, when tho territory opened for settlement, founded the town of David and started a new sect, pretendiug to be a prophet aent of God, which engenderwd the bad will of a number of Cherokees who, it is said, hatched a conspiracy to put him out of the way. Since arrested lie has not boon allowed to even communicate with the outside world and has been fed upon bread and water On Monday, the story goes, Blnckwell. after being clean shaven and stripped of his clothes, was brought before Chief Oaha, who was then holding a sabcouncil, and asked to confess. Hlackwell answered tnut he had no confe?sion to make; that he was the victim of a malicious conspiracy, and -i?i . i _,i i aasen 10 do reieaouu. Instead he waa carried bodily to the "Needles," a place of torturo adjoining the prison, and tiiere he waa submitted to treatment horrible in the extreme. Ten bucks danced around thoir victim, and each wielding a steel, mod for the purpose, jabbed the nakodfieahof Blackwoll. Their terrible crie* and torturea were kept up till Blankwoll, bleeding and faint, aank to the around. In tnis condition he was finally taken back to his former cell and still remains in irona, hand and foot, notwithstanding the forvontappeals of his relatives andfrionds. What makoa the case more compli* cated is the tact that Black well ia a full-fledged American and has no Chorokee blood iu him, aa haa been stated. Will Mo*? A'?i?lufct the Indiana. Grand Junction, Colo., Doc. 7.? Eloven boxes of arms and ammunition have beon received at Thompson, Utah, snipped by Governor West. The settlors proposo to move Against the Indians in San Juan countv and drive them back over the Colorado line. This plan, if carried out, will cause great trouble. PETROLEUM OIL CERTIFICATES. Their Sharp Advance C'jiuaen Comment. Tlio Cnune Annlyzed. Naw York, Dec, 7.?The evening Post says: The current sharp advance in the price of petroleum oil certificates haa caused much comment. Refined oil has been advanced in sympathy with the crudo oil, which has increased the bullish feeling. The Indiana producers say the supply of Pennsylvania oil is now practically down to the tank bottoms. Men conversant with the oil market say the advance of thirty points in the price of refined oil within the past few days io duo to the lack of Pennsylvania oil and the sharp competition to control the outnut of Ohio and Indiana. It is said that the Standard Oil Company i9 re- i fining Lima oil at its plant at Chicago. 1 his oil is bought in nt 17$ cents and about 50 per cent of test oil is secured, the residue being sold for fuel. 1 The advance in crude pipe line car- j tificates is attributed to the removal of the fixed buying price of tho Standard 1 company, which was 82 cents, ihiain- 1 dicated to the independent refiners that ! the supply of Pennsylvania oil was ex- 1 hau-ted for tho time and ihey therefore 1 bid up tho visible supply with the purpose of preventing the Standard company from buying at a low figure and compelling them to pay a premium. The McDonald, Wild wood, McCurdy, Bitter Crook and other Pennsylvania fields have been worked to such an ex- i tent in lato years that the trade has ( been led to expect that sooner or later the supply would have come from * other fields. Those southeast from San- 1 ducky. Ohio, appear to be the most i prolific at present, but the oil is charged , with urao ana ine usnni u nuum uaucositate a radical change in the refineries. FrnrliolderM Iu<llct?d. Newark, N. J., Doc. 7.?The Essex county grand jury to-day found indictments for inisdomeanor and gross negligence of oflicial duties against hix members of the board of freeholders that went out of oilice on December 1, last. The ex-freeholdera indicted aro Patrick J. Luppon, .*ndrew McLaughlin, Owen A. (Johill, Solomon Ourv, Thomas li. Kinley and John J. Hanlev. Ripley promptly appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the indict* mont. Ho gave $10,000 bail to await trial. _ American Hebrew Union. New Orleans, Dec. 7.?The American Hebrew Union closed it! session to-day. During tho proceedings this morning, Julius Proyburg, of Cincinnati, received consent to havo his remark* concerning tho rabbi* on NVodnesday stricken from tho rocord. I Members of tho executive board woro olec!*?d. 1 he customary resolutions of thanks were adapted. ( Tlir H??nl Unity (Jimrdod. t London, Doc. a,? ino.uorumk *??? ? that directly after tno birth of ttio i duke of York's son, on Juno 23 last, a ' lott??r was rocoived at York homo, JN. 1 closing a plot to kidnap lne infant 1 f>rince. Since that timo the doteciivos f lavo boon constantly ou duty guarding ? tho royal baby. BRIEFS FKOV1 MS WIRES. .Medical Diroctor Joint Mills Brow no, f U. S. iV.f ro tired, who was strickon with / paralysis last 'i uosday, diod lait night at , Kashmir ton. I President Caldwoll, of tho Lake Shore r and .Vickie Plate roads nays there is no j truth in tho utorv that chancoi aro to s bo tnado in tho ntHciais. j A collision between a special and an oxtra freight near Kockingham, N. C, caused tho wreck of both oiiffines, and ? tiio deaths of tiiigineers v\ ells aud Watson and threo tramps. 1 Tho treasury dopartmont has rocoived such figures on cold productions in tho Umtod states during tlio calendar voar. , 189-1, as warrant the bolief that it wilj approximate i'4:J,000,()J(). A million dollar mortgage has boon < placed upon the premium oi tho board* id homo and foreign missions of tho " Presbyterian church in the United 5 States, at Fifth avonuo aud Xweutioth air col, (n Now York. 1 THE BAN "REMOVED From Many Secret Societies by Archbishop Ireland. THE MASONIC BODY IS EXCEPTED. A Large Number of Catholic Laymen In Che W??st Joining the Knights of Pythlaa?No Public Decree, but the Tacit Consent ot the Church la Given?The Matter Now Pending In Rome?The Masons, H otto re r, Will liemalu Under the Ban. 6t. Paul, Mink.. Dec."?The ftct h? just been published that in the arch* diocese of St. Paul, Catholics may join any secret society excopt the Masonic tv,,. v,?? v, ~ v.~ u. ? ??>. UUDII >UU?U IUI >muiu time, bat not generally. Jndge tJolly, of the district court, ha? just joined the Knights of Pythias, although ho one of tho moat Drominent Catholic laymen in America, and considerable talk amoug secret aocioty members luaa resulted, as other prominent Cos holies are also joiuing. One of them mid today: "Archbishop Ireland haa docn'iud that a Catholic may join any aecret order except tho Masonic, so that Catholic* are ai liberty to do us they oleaso i a this regard. No public announcement of the fact has heon made, bill there ia tho best authority for tho statement, and lit ia generally understood among Catholics. Monsignor Favoux gives it as u fact." There can be no dount of il, as those who are now joinine the aecret orders are earnest Catholic? of dignity and etanding. It is woll known that .Srchbiahop Ireland ia a very liberal clervc and haa not hesitated to take the matter to Kotno. The ban of tho church has tended to bar Cathplics from t(ie fellowship found in secret societies, and, some have held, for no cause, as itioro aro innumerable social and benevolent societies in the United States which could not justly bo deemud in conflict with the policy of tho Holy See. Archbishop Ireland, in an interview with an Associated Press Jfapresentative to-nignt Baiu: "The ouestion whethor Catholics should bolong to necrot societies ?uch as tho Sou? of Temperance, Odd Fellow* and Knights of Pythias or not, is now being considered by tho authorities at Rome, and a decision wi'. I be given soon. In the moantime, as to Catholics who joined these societies, ejtch cmo is considered by itself and a special request made for each to the authorities." IRRLANI) l?K FKNDKD. Th? Freeman'* Jouiuuli Dnfenri* the Archbishop From Itialiop .>1 cQuitM'* Attack. New York, Dec. 7.?Kev. L. A. Lambort, editor of tho New York Froemana' Journal, in an articlo to be publishod in the issue of that pap-ar for to-morrow, comes to tiie defense* ot ArcnH ?iiioo Ireland against tho attack of Bishop McQuaid, of Rochester, an t bitterly criticises the latter ecclesiastic. He accuses the bishop of having nought to Bo appointed resent of tho university 3f tho state of New York. Bishop .McQuaid, ho chariros, is emhittored because, as he charges, Archbishop Ireland sought to secure the appointment vf Father Malone, ot Brooklyn, to that office. PATH Kit 1)UCKY% POSITION. Dr. I'nrktiurst, thn l'rotA*u?nt llprormer, Talks About tii? Complication. Northampton*, Mass., Dec. 7.?4*If he ittends tho meeting of the Lerow committee to keep abreast of tho projress of events and in touch with facts, is I know that Father Ducey does," laid Kev. Charles H. . Parkhurat io a Sprincfield Union reporter, this jvening, "I should think he would find it hard work to keop away. A Uutnolic ias as much rivrbc. to be thorn and a priest ban ah much right to bo there as my one hIso, and if I were Corrfcan, I ilmuld go; but that ii a manor for him to docide. "I he matter is interesting not only in ts"lf, bu: became it u an indication of nrhat is transpiring in the Catholic :hurch. Perhaos you may remember in instance similar to this when i(ev. Fattier .dcQuaide and Arciibifhop Ireland bad a difference. Both Father Ducey and Arcbbitihop Iru and are ;rue Americans in independence jf thought and of devotion to the roun;ry. A Catholic is placed in a difficult josition. Me ha* to ho true in his demotion to the pope an I also to the inter 9th and wcll-beinu of the caii-o and its liard work to do both. Father Ducey las to be true in his devotion to his 'unoriors, Archbishop Corrigan among thorn." JAPAN sTI '.!< WUtLlltR. [tumor That S'?* 3i?v?r t'r?nt?<l the AmerU run offur Sflrmtmlr. London*, Due. 8.?The correspondent )f the Times At Shanghai (olographs hat Japan never treated the American ifler of mediation neri-m-dv. China's Iirect appeal, tho correspondent adds, *04 futile. Japan intend* to attack \in-Ohoo, a town of Manchuria, eight nile-4 from the north shoro of the Gulf >f Limit ting, avowing an attack on Uoukden. _ Strvr Chilean Cabinet. 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