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Shc^llvcdiinq Mil 3ntc%cnrcr.
ttu Ex-Spoakor Attacks Administration's
Flnaaalal Scheme.
Furnished by the Present System,
Which Hat but Ono Fault
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Mr. Bryan was applauded when he
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." *
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.
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.
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.
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.
Of the Armenian Affair Presonted
by Dr. Cyrus Hamlin.
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
"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."
\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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
.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
From Many Secret Societies by
Archbishop Ireland.
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
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."
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
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
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.
Santiago db ?<hilb, Dae. 7.?A new
cabinet composed exclusively of Liberia
has been formed. It in made ut> as
ollow?: l'riiue minister and ininiiter
it the interior, Potior Lueo; minister of
oreijrn affairs, fcenor Uorif.mo; minister
if finance. Senor Bonjifo; minister of
u-<tice, Senor \ibano; minister of war
tinl marine. General Jofr<?, minister of
jublie works, Snnnr frrnnniles,
St*>nm-iiip .trrivit h. s
Breraerbnvou?Stcatncr Saale. New York, via
(5ln>f,*ow?Steamer Scandinavian, Boston, via
Wontlirr Fnr?'Cm?t for To-ilny.
Fnr Won Virginia, rnln; ilightly warmer;
onth wliidi.
For WVitom I'ciinnrlvimla. rnln; sightly I
runner; ?outU\vcft winds.
For olilo, mill. lair Saturday In vve?t*
rti portion; flitghily warmer; lomb wlndj.
s furnlibcul bv c. SciivKrr dr.nrclHt, corner
Inrkei ami Fourteenth streets.
7 n m .11 <1 p. m ft)
? a tn JtT 7p. m ft)
.'a. m 43|\Yeathor-tJhaujoablo.

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