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EIGHTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA FKIDAY MORNING. MAKCH 1 , 1889. NUMBER 250
HEW YORK STILL IN THE WAY
Her Fighting Factions Delaying the
HARRISON REFUSES TO MEDDLE
lie Says They Must Kltlicr Buttle
Ulielr Differences or Ho licit Out
In ( liu Cold Tliurston
WASHINGTON Hunr.uj Tun OMAHA. Bun , |
5IS FOUIlTKCNTilSTHBET , >
WASIIINOTON. D. O. , Feb. 2S. I
New York continues to bo the bono ot con
tention In the formntton of President Harri
son's cabinet. If thnt stale could ngrco upon
ono of lis representative republicans ho
would be selected nntl the balance of the cab
inet would DO chosen within n few hours.
Undoubtedly cx-Scnntor Plntt bus been taken
off the list of ollglbles. IIo cannot secure
the united endorsement of the representative
republicans of the stale , and General Harri
son refuses to take the responsibility of 'do-
elding n contest that ought to bo determined
by the friends of the men most directly In
terested. To cheese ox-Scnntor Warner
Miller over Mr. Plait , without the endorse
ment of the hitter's friends , would create
new strifes , and this General Harrison pro
poses to nvold. So in the minds of the best
informed men nthcudiiunrtors to-night both
Miller and Platt nro out of the range of cab
inet lightning for the present , at Inast , and
for all tluio , probably.
HUSK'S CIIANCKR 91.IV ,
Ex-Governor Joro Husk , of Wisconsin , has
been more persistently and ably presented
for a plnco in the cabinet than nny other
man , and yet ho Is out of the list to-night.
If ho should got in ho will simply bo carried
In on the shoulders of Senator Spoonor , who
has shown himself to bo a whole team alone
in this fight , while Senator Sawyer and the
cntlro delegation in congress from the state
have cotno to the rescue. Senator Spooner
was twice nt the rooms of General Harrison
within tin hour this morning. Ho believes
Husk has boon dropped out of consideration
on account of his geographical location
' .There is too much cabinet timber in that sec
tion of the country.
Senator Paddocic and Hepresentativo Dor-
soy. of Nebraska , called upon the general
this afternoon and presented the nuino of ex-
Governor It. W. Furnas , o member of the
state board of agrlculluro of Nebraska , for
the position of secretary of agriculture.
They will not say that they received nny en-
Tt is understood that they informed the
Hon. John M. Thurston , of their suite , who
has been mentioned for secretary of the in
terior , that ho would not bo tendered a place.
This they did before they presented the
rihuio of Furnns.
THE I'ALMUll DOOM.
Senator Palmer , of Michigan , is unques
tionably on the slate for agriculture , but In
ns much as everything Is in a chaotic stnto
no. may finally have to step aside for some
body else. Palmer is recognized as among
the most available cabinet timber , and ho is
willing though not anxious to accept any one
of the portfolios. Ho has been urged for n
place by many senators and representatives
In congress. His only weak point is in the
fact that ho has been more numerously and
heartily endorsed outside than inside of his
owntstntc. General Harrison said tliis after
noon : "If Senator Palmer , instead of Gen
eral Algcr , had been endorsed nt the Chicago
convention , I would not hesitate to appoint
him. Hut would It bo the proper thing for
mo to do so under the circumstances } "
Notwithstanding this observation , there
are good reasons for believing that the
Michigan senator , whoso term In the senate
expires on next Monday , will bo given a
place in the cabinet , which will bo announced
on the next day. If Husk is not given a
place , Senator Palmer's appointment is as
sura as anything in politics. If Husk goes in
Palmer is out. There are those who behove
that neither Rusk nor Palmer will be given
n pluco If Now York is rewarded , but it is
more likely that ox-Governor Proctor , of
Vermont , who is hero occupying n suite of
rooms , engaged for ox-Senator Platt , will bo
loft out if Now York has any outside in
fluence In the inako up of the cabinet. At
this writing these who have been selected
definitely for cabinet places nro 13Untie ,
Windoui , Wunamaker , Noble and Proctor.
These leave three vacancies which may
DO filled by Senator Palmer ,
Swift , Miller , ot Indiana , or
Charles Daniels or William Seward
of Nuw York. If Daniels or Seward is
chosen it Is probable that Palmer and Swift
will bo the other two called. If Now York
cimnot agree upon a man , Miller , of Indiana ,
it is believed , may get an invitation. Mr.
Miller is hero rcnfly to bo put into nny hole
which may bo loft open at the lust , moment ,
if ho Is not asked to take a cabinet position.
Publio opinion gives him the solicitor gener
als hi p.
Upon Invitation of General Harrison , Sen
ator Quay called at half-past 7 o'clock this
evening and was closeted with the president
elect n long time. They worn trying to un
ravel the Now York mystery and it is stated
that final net Ion is to bo taken upon all names
under consideration before Saturday oven-
WOIIKINO roil KX-SKNUTW CIIII.COTT.
Senator Teller and Scnotor-olect Wolcott
nro working very earnestly to secure the ap
pointment of ox-Senator Chllcott , of Pueblo ,
Colo. , as commissioner of the general land
ofllce. Mr. Chllcott was ono of the original
senators from Colorado , and was n candidate
for Sonntor Howcn's seat last month , but n
few days before the election withdrew from
the raco. His friends say ho did so upon as
surances from Wolcoit and Teller that they
would secure his appointment ns commis
sioner of public lands.
TIII : DAKOTA ooviiiNoi:6iur. : :
Another appointment that is agitating
people u good deal Is the governor
ship of Dakota. Whoever Is selected
will hold oRlco only until the 1st
of November , when Duicnta will come into
the nation as two status , mid two governors ,
elected by the people , will succeed the man
appointed temporarily by the president. A.
C. Melinite , who has boon elected provincial
governor by the people of Southern Dakota ,
nno who will bo re-elected under the now ar
rangement , Is u randidnto and Is moro likely
to bo appointed than Pierce. In fact the
friends of the latter uro somewhat disposed
to opposo'hls selection for fear It will injure
him as n rundldato for the United Slates
Bcnnto from North Dakota.
WA1CIIINU KACIl Ollllill.
It is amusing to watch the actions of
Messrs Uandall and Mills. They remain in
their seats constantly , each eyeing tlio other
and keeping him from taking advantage of
the absence of the other to call up the Cowlcs
f roe tobacco bill. Neither loaves his scat for
luncheon , unless it U for a few minutes at a
time when a tne.isnro is being discussed In
Mich u way thai tlio floor cannot bo taken by
trick. At one tiuio to-day there was nothing
before the house nutl a feint was made by u
member who it was believed Intended to call
up the Cowlcs bill , linth Handall und Mills
eprang to their feet und looked at each other
savagely , and then sat down.
Bids were opened to-day by the supervis
ing architects of the treasury for the erec
tion of the postonluo building ut Ottumwa ,
la. , including the approaches , postofllco
screen and healing apparalus. The bidders
were as follows : McCarthy and Baldwin.
Washington Clly , fct'l ' > 87 , If St. Louis brink
is used , $ . ' )0,4S ) , time to complete work , 0
months ; Lust\valttiy & Monko , Chicago ,
ISO-HM , time. 7 months ; L , L. Leach & Son ,
Chicago , $ ' -ibt > 3 , time , 6 months. If pressed
brick Is usrd. 811,550 , If eastern tiling , for
ninrblo , rW.lWj ( Jrace , GrlnUhs & Hyde ,
time , 9 months : Hccco & Co. , wr.a"time ,
15 months ; Hrlght & Humphrey. Washing
ton , f''O.GKI , time , M months : Hoblnson plan-
Ing mill , Cincinnati , M2K > 5.
A TAINT Horn.
When Holmnn to-day again objected to the
consideration by thu house , of the sonata
bill creating two additional land ofllccs in
Nebraska , he staled that it might be on the
speaker's tnblc , find Mr. Dorsoy has hopes of
being successful In calling it up before the
end of the session.
This evening's Star says : "Ex-Senator
Snundcrs , of Nebraska , was on the lloor of
the setmto yesterday , and to-day the reci
pient of many congratulations on his health
and nppoarnnco. His hair and beard nro
white as snow , but the ex-senator's vigor
Bcbms to bo unimpaired. "
Representative-elect Con neil and wife , of
Omaha , are hero.
General Harrison pnld n personal call this
evening upon Senator Mnndcrson and ex
pressed great regret at the senator's illness.
Senator Mandcrson Is nblo to sit up to-night.
E. L. Marshall , of Hurllngton , In. , has ar
rived and Is registered at the National.
Nathan Hlakely , of Hcatrlcc , and W. U.
Ogden , of Lincoln , are in the city.
Pr.miY S. HEATH.
TURATY U1GIITS VlOljiVTKD.
A South American ltcMibllo Gives us
u Sin p.
BOSYON , Feb. 23. A complication has
arisen between the United States of America
and the United Slales of Colombia. Tno
schooner Mnttlo A. Franklin loft Uoslon
January 8 for Aspinwall , xvith n cargo of Ice.
She arrived there January 25 , und after dis
charging thirty tons was prohibited
from landing tlio rest by the Colom
bian government , and was put un
der police surveillance until leav
ing the port. The Colombian govern
ment had advertised for bids for the exclu
sive right to sell ice In Colombia , and the
right was awarded to a homo company. At
Asplnwnll and Freeport thu action of the
Colombian government is deemed a violation
'of ' the treaty with the United Slates. The
monopoly secured by the Colombian firm
began Februurv 1 , and on that day the doors
of the Boston ice company , which has car-
Hod on business there mid at Panama for
more than twenty-live years , were closed
and guarded by the police. The store house
of the company contained several hundred
tons of Ico.
Secretary Uayiird has notified the Cololn-
bi.in government that thu action is deemed
by the United States u violation of the
rights guaranteed by treaty. The United
States stonmors Ossippoo und Atlanta were
dispatched to Aspmwnll , but nt the latest
advices had done nothing to affect n settle
ment. The United States consul at Aspin
wall has been notified by Secretary Bayunl
that force is not authorized against the
Colombian government. The action of the
Colombian anthoritles has been peculiarly
harsh throughout. The Colombians are
very defiant and say the United States has
not the ability to coerce them.
Report of tlio Congressional Commit
tee on tlio Aqueduct.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. In view of the con
tinued accusations of fraud in the construc
tion of the now Washington aqueduct tun
nel n joint congressional committee took the
matler in hand. The report Of this commit-
tcosnys : "It appears from the report of the
experts and testimony taken to bo beyond
nil question that substantially the
whole and every part of the lin
ing of the tunnel is absolutely and
enormously defective , and that it is
scarcely too much lo say there is hardly any
continuous length of ton feet In the whole
lining where the baciting , particularly over
the arch of the line , is not absolutely want
ing or partly filled , or when fully filled In , so
badly constructed us to make the whole back
ing of the lining entirely worthless. " The
committee finds that it would cost $000,000 to
put the tunnel in proper condition , with
doubts of success at that , and -suggests that
an Iron conduit can bo built for half a
A CliAlM AtiEYE'S DEMANDS.
Ho Sues Dickinson and Vilas For
WASIIIXOTON , Feb. 23. Harvey Spauldlng ,
a claim agent of this city , has brought suit
for $100,000 damages , in each case , against
Will lain F. Vitas , former postmaster gen
eral , and Don M. Dickinson , present head of
the postofllco department. Spaulding alleges
that a large number of postmasters of the
third , fourth and fifth classes put their
claims against the government for readjust
ment of salary in his hands , and after much
labor and expense he secured the passage of
an act by congresss directing the
postmaster general to readjust these
claims. Ho' charges both Yllas
and Dickinson in their capacity as postmas
ters general of having assisted him in every
possible way in the presentation of these
claims , and that they have , with malicious
intent to Injure bis business , caused drafts
for the payment of postmasters' accounts to
be sent direct to the postmcstcrs , accompan
led by u circular stating that no agent was
needed to prosecute these claims , the purpose
being to have the plaintiff's clients belive
that he ( Spaulding ) hud rendered them no
service , and that they were under no obliga
lion to him for the fees agreed upon.
Tlio Itctlrinc President' * Hopes.
NJ\V Tome , Fob. 23. The Herald prints
an Interview with President Cleveland in
which Cleveland referred to the last few
years and declared his hope that the republi
can party , on accession to power , would
pursue no course that could In nny way re
habilitate the sectional animosities which
have been dying put. "During the war , " ho
lidded , "tho republican party had supreme
and unquestioned control of the public pol
icy. No ono will question the service it ren
dered nt that time , but the rank and file of
the army was composed largely of demo
crats. The generals who won renown
were alno , many of them , democrats. Wltilo
tBoi-o were among the republicans a small
minority of hotheads 'who found fault with
Lincoln's administration , and among the
democrats on equal number of fossils whoso
timidity was u national misfortune , the
great bulk of thu people from east to west ,
without respect to party adUiatlonc , were
solidly palrlollo und ready for any necessary
amount of sacrifice for the preservation of
our institutions. It is folly to claim that the
war was fought by either republicans or
democrats , as it wns fought by the Ameri
can citizens of the north.
"Hut it is plain , " he said , with great seri
ousness , "that under republican adminis
trations there has been given a fresti
and dangerous impetus to monopolies , trusts
and combines. Immense fortunes have
been accumulated unknown In the
dayo * of our fathers. They nro
a peculiarity of post-bellum times ,
nnd tlio control which they arbitrarily exercise -
ciso over the cost of existence is a direct
menace to the welfare of our worklngmcn
and of our farmers. "
On the southern question , while Cleveland
believes manifest wrongs , cither to whites or
blacks , should not be tolerated , ho has by no
meant lost confidence In the fair minded uv-
urago public opinion of the. south to do the
best which circumstances allow.
Why Gould U'na Sick.
SciUNtox , Pa. , Feb. 28. [ Special Telegram -
gram toTiiK Bms.J The secnot of why Jay
meeting of the Delaware , Lackawaunn &
3ould ubsontoii himself from the annual
Western rood last week has Just leaked out.
A stockholder said to-day ; "Gould has
ucen dlssutlslled with President Sloan , und
ias bcou quietly buying up stock for two or
.hreu yejra with the object of replacing him
jy Vice Proldunl Holdcn. Hut Sloan saw
ilui und went him ono better , BO that when
: ie found he could not muster a majority ho
sent a letter saying ho w too sick to at
THU IIOUSi : OK COMMONS.
Chnmlicrlnlii Asks the Opposition to
Define Its Toller.
LONPON , Feb. 23. Sexton gave notice In
the commons this afternoon that ho would
make n motion to compel Major Snundcra
( conservative ) to disclose the name of the
ofllccrs pledging to associate themselves
with Major Snundcrs nnd violate their oaths
of obedience to the crown in the event of n
homo rule parliament being granted to Ire
land. In reply to questions , Ulght Hon. W.
H. Smith , government leader , declared that
nobody on bohntf of the government hnd In-
llmalcd that the Times would bo recouped
by n parliamentary grant for Its expense in
connection with the Purnoll commission.
Hcnloy asked whether attention has been
called to the fact that ns far back as Novem
ber Attorney General Webster had received
n statement from Plgott to the effect that ho
would not bear a cross-examination before
the commission. [ Parncllltochccrs.j Having
regard for this , ho asked did thu government
retain confidence In Attorney General Web
Smith asked that due notice of question bo
given if Henley's rotercnoa was to Sir llich-
nrd Webster's ' discharge of his duties as tit-
Hualoy gave notice of the motion that It
was the opinion of the house that the attor
ney general hnd forfeited confidence.
[ L-iughtor and clicers. ]
Shnw-Lofovrc , resuming the debate on the
address in reply to iho speech from iho
throne , charged the Irish executive with in
creasing tno rigors of repression in Ireland
during the recess. They were afraid to face
the discussion in parliament. Immediately
after parliament was prorogued the first stop
of the executive was to prosecute eleven
Irish members. In resisting the efforts to
class them ns ordinary prisoners , the Par-
ncllllcs had the opinion of the world on their
Chamberlain held that Iho speakers of the
opposition had made the debate sterile by
avoiding the main issue. The house was
asked to censure the government.
Surely so important a step demanded ,
some Insight into ' the policy of
a government seeking to succeed the exist
ing government. Why did not the opposi
tion give the country the reasons for revising
the present policy I Lot the opposition , if it
possessed a policy , produce a series of reso
lutions expressing it. Possibly n largo
section of parliament might ngreo with it.
Atl east the house nnd country would ho en
abled lo grapple with something definite.
He appealed to the opposition lo place the
discussion on a broad and sound basis by In
forming Iho house fully what was its schema
to content Ireland and bring about u union of
hearts and interest.
In the course of the debate T. W. Husscll ,
liberal unionist , apparently accused Dillon
of paying for the defense of murderers. "It
is n foul lie , " exclaimed Dillon , springing
excitedly to his foot. The chairman re
quested that the rcumrk bo withdrawn , and
Dillon compliedRussell also disclaiming nny
personal reference to Dillon. A little later u
squabble between Thomas O'Hallon , nationalist -
alist , and Sir Harry Havolock-Allon , liberal
unionist , compelled the speaker to appeal to
both sides of the house to set their faces
against unseemly interruptions , which ho
said wcro unworthy the dignity of parlia
FRENCH I'ATUIOTS AU RESTED.
Their Ijoneuc Suppressed By Order of
PAIHS , Fob. 23. The government has de
cided to supnress the Patriotic league. It is
reported that Paul Deroulede , president of
the league , and other leaders of the organiza
tion , have been arrested.
Derouledo nnd Deputies Laguerro and
Richard , members of Iho organization , are
charged with having by hostile acls , such as ;
the signing of the Atchlnolt manifesto , ex
posed Iho slalo lo the danger of a declara
tion of war. The police to-day took posses
sion of the office of the league.
Doroulcdo declines to answer the charges
against him at present. The suppression of
the Patriotic league was decided upon at a
council held at the Elysco paluco. After
ward Premier Tirard , Constnns , minister of
the interior , nnd Thcvent , minister of Justice ,
had a conference with the procureur general
and prefect of police with a view of taking
Do Launay , a member of the right , .will
raise thotjuestlon in Iho chamber regarding
the arrest of the accused deputies.
Later Laguerro und La Santo were ar
rested for disrespect to the commissary of
police. Derouldo , on the arrival of the
police , having telephoned for the Houjangist
deputies , both were provisionally liberated.
Ton warrants wcro issued. No warrant was
issued for Laguerro. It Is believed that the
suppression of the Putrlotio league is tbo
first scries of stops to suppress Houlangism ,
and a pretext to discover the organization of
The police to-day inado three searches for
papers belonging to the league.
Another Stormy Scene In the Hun
PESTII , Fob. 23. A stormy scone was en
acted in the lower house of the Hungarian
diet to-dav , the resumption of the debate on
the army bill giving rise to a violent demon
strallon by the members ot the opposition.
After several members had presented their
objections to the bill , Prime Minister Tiszn
attempted to reply , but his volco was
drowned by a torrent of hisses nnd groans
from the oupnsltion. The disturbance was
continued for several minutes in sp'.lo of thu
repeated protests of Iho president of Iho
chamber. When order had boon in a meas
ure restored tlio prime minister began his
reply. Ho charged the opponents of the bill
\vitli attempting to drag the crown into Iho
struggle , and declared that the youth of
Hungary had been led ustray by false issues.
During his remarks Herr Von Tisza was re
peatedly interrupted by the opposition nnd
finally , amid a great uproar , the debate was
Conurntulatlii'j : i'arncll.
Toi'UKA , Knn. , Fob. 23. [ Special Telo-
gruui to Tin : Br.K. ] The house of repre
sentatives to-day unanimously adopted Iho
following resolution ;
Hosolved , That wo send greeting to Charles
Stewart Parnoll at his completu vindication ,
and the consequent downfall of the aris
tocracy of England and thoupuroach of homo
rule for Ireland. "Down with tyrants , and
liberty for the oppressed , " is our motto.
OTTOWA , Fob. W. The Irish senators and
members of parliament of both politics und
many Irish-Canadians of both houses dis
patched this afternoon two telegrams to Par-
ucll congratulating him on the collapse of
thu Times libel case.
AUOUSTA. Ga. , Feb. 23. An enthusiastic ,
meeting of citizens , presided over by POV
crnor Gordon , was hold hero to-night for the
purpose of expressing grallflcalion ut the
failure of the charges brought against Par-
null by the London Times. The resolutions
Wll | bo cabled to Parncll.
LONDON , Fob. 23. The News says : "If
anything could add to the degradation of thu
Times' avowal , it would bo the terms in
which Sir Hioliard Wqbslor made his so-
culled upology. For the credit of the bar ,
Sir Hlchard ought to have refused to connect
hlmsnU with such an Ignoble composition.
If the bar cannot express its opinion of such
behavior , parliament must bo invited to do
BO promptly. "
The NOWB continues : "The Times tried
to destroy Parnoll. Purnoll lmt > destroyed
the Times. Never again shall uny man who
respects himself , rend Its base accusations
withoutnamilo and languid disgust. The
Times is no representative of the English
: iress. Wo do not hcsltata to say that nether
> ther English paper would have been capable
if engaging In the abominable traniu which
ms led iho Times to suca u Utsuiulidopta of
infamy. " '
DomncrntH Get Certificates.
CIIAIILKSTO.V , Vn. , Feb. 23 , Governor
Wilson to-day Issued a certificate of election
to J , D , Alderson , democrat , from the Third
congressional district , and J. M , Jackson ,
democrat from the Fourth ,
NATURAL GAS DISCOVERED ,
Oitlzona of Dannobrog , Nebraska ,
Fool Jubilant. .
IT WAS JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE
Tlio Decision In the Grlftltli-Plowcr
Shooting Airrn.y A Sensation at
Madison MIM. Aldrtuh's
Natural Gnu Found.
DANNEnuoo , Neb. , Fob" . 57. f Special t
Tin : HKI.J The natural gas discovery Just
made public has created Intense interest.
Largo crowds gather every evening to see
the lighted gas. It burns with n steady ,
lustrous fhuno that has every uppcarnnco ol
real gas. The fact that that the gas rises
from the bottom of the creek , led to its dis
covery. It has been noticed for several
winter seasons thnt there are three or four
places whcro the Ice cannot form nnd the
water Is kepi In continual commotion by Iho
uubblcs that rise from the bottom. A curi
ous schoolboy , having hoard his father talk
of gas and oil , ono day touched n lighted
match to one of these bubbles. A fizzing
sound and a faint fiamo was the result. Sub
sequently Mr. C. C. Hasmusscn made u test
by placing n tub , bottom side up , ever the
largest of the holes nnd lettmg it rest for a
while so ns to gather n quantity of the gns.
Ho then made n small hole.In . the vessel nnd
applied n lighted match , A sharp explos
ion hoisted the tub into the air.
It was now determined to make a moro
thorough investigation , nnd yosterdny at
noon u number of ihc clllzcns went to the
place equipped with n tub , through the bottom
tom of which hud been fitted n one-eighth
inch tube furnished with n faucet. The tub
was placed in tin inverted position in the
water , where the opdn place Is nnd held
down by weights so ns jto accumulate und
hold the gas. At 7 o'clock in the evening
the people gathered to witness the test , and
Iho citizens of Dannobrog bad the gratiilca-
lion of seeing n part of thsir town lit , up by
natural gas. The llamu was regulated by
the faucet nil the way from n roaring blaze
leiiplng two feet into the Uirflo a nice stcadv
jet four inches high. The exhibition lasted
several mlnulcs. Slops arebeing laken for
a more thorough investigation. That there
is natural gas in Inrgo quantities , is now
firmly believed. An exhibition on it moro
extensive scale will be , made to-morrow
Iiaw-AbitliniT Vigilant PS.
Noitnnx , Neb. , Fob. 28. [ Special to Tim
Hun. ] For five years "KoyuPulin county
has been labeled "mob county , " and its repu
tation has been rank. In nn early day It
was infested by n gang , , of outlaws , who
made life anything but u pleasant dream
to the pioneer. A vigilance committee was
formed and after various trees had been
ornamented , thcro wu a' , lull In "running
off" of stock.
About two years ngo the deviltry begnn
again. It was noticedthat , , men who had
come to the county po'or , wcro in n short
time counting their cattle by the hundred ,
and as they had startedin.wilh , only n blind
mule It naturally aroused tlio suspicion
of men who we're tryihg Or.uiako nn honest
living nnd meeting \vlth indifferent success ,
Hcnco the formniiou bf Jtho second vigilance
eommillee , or committees , us there" are nine
different organization ! } ' ' in the county ,
each having its -'captain ' and other
officers. The - aggregate membership
of the nine organizations is about six hun
dred nnd none but men of good standing in
the community are admitted. They uro
composed of law-abiding citizens who have
banded together for < piulual protection.
Their methods of dealing with the th loves are
similar to the anti-horsd thief societies of
the cust. When they capture n man in this
state they turn him over to the authorities ,
and when ho is captured on the reservation
ho is turned over to" the United States mar
shal , t
Now , with the reputation this county has
abroad , it is far betterto show that this fer
tile county Is inhabited "chiefly by law-abid
ing citizens than it is to' try und kcco tlicso
mailers in the dark. Stock is stolen from
this stale nnd then taken to the Hlack Hills ,
where stock that has been stolen in Dakota
is taken In exchange. Then it is shipped to
Omaha or some otherpoint and sold. The
gang who were engaged In this business
made money by the barrel.
Hut the gang is pretty well broken up.
They fell Into the pleasant habit of stealing
from each other , nnd , ns some of them wcro
sticklers for that moss-covered motto"honor
among thieves , " it oaus.cd trouble , and finally
when one was captured "on suspicion" ho
"squealed" to save himself.
An Ungrateful Voutli.
PI.A.TTSMOUTH , Ncb.j Feb. 28. | Special
Telegram to THR lJiE.l $ Calvin Hubbell ,
who once made his homo in this city , de
serted his wife and seven children nbout
three years ngo , leaving them in dcstitulo
circumstances. Not long ago Mrs. Hubbell
died , leaving Iho children without means of
support. The younger ones were adopted by
citizens here. Ono ot tto ] family , n young
man about twenty years of ago , was taken
down with fever , but ho was carefully
brought around by his grnndpaionts , W. H.
Shepherd and wife , who live west of the city.
Yesterday ho persuaded three of of the
children to accompany him to the ferry land
ing whore ho intended to cross to Towa. Mr ,
C. M. Holmes , who had learned of the young
man's Intentions in tlmd , followed the parly
to the river , where' ho secured the little girl
the boy had induced U > leave his houso. 'Iho
other two were taken to lowu. Sheriff K.
Konbory nnd-Deputy Sheriff Miller followed
them to-day. It is thought the father per
suaded the son to abduct the children.
MADISON , Nob. , Feb. 23. [ Special to Tun
Hnu.1 Mrs. Phoebe l | . Werthoim died at
her homo in this city Kt ( ! o'clock Tuesday
evening , from the .effects of an abortion.
About two hours previous to her deathbeing
satisfied that thcrovftj no hope for her to
live , she made a dying ; confession , In which
she stated that A. L. Wlcox , of O'Neill , was
the father of the child , ami that she tiad pro
duced the abortion hcrqplf. This unto-mor-
tem statement was ifljijo in the urosonco of
txvo witnesses nnd sworn to before the coun
ty Judge. The coroner empannollcd n Jury ,
which brought in' n vtr liet In accordance
with tlio Btutcificnt. Thp Wilcox mentioned
is the man who was "ropently tried for the
murder of his wlfo at O.'lSoill and acquitted.
Gnco County ! 4'iv" Stock.
BKATIIICB , Nob. , Fob. 83. [ Special to THE
HUE. ] The last ussasamont in Gage county
showed horses and , tuulcs 10,000 ; cattle ,
44,48 ; sheep , 14,430 ; hfgs , SS.OSl. The num
ber of cuttle now being fed within ten miles
of Heatrlco is u least 6,000. Some have
been shipped during Ihn last month , but
they wcro the culls. .Fqeders are generally
holding for bottor'prlcus. Feed of nil kind
is plenty. Prominent stock raisers in this
vicinity uro John Schcn , Patro Hlatt. Thomas
Zimmerman , S. I/.Terry , Kllpatriek brotli-
crt , Alfred ConlnoW. ; . \V. Morse & Co ,
Joseph Kills , of DoWftt , und Elijah Fillo.v ,
of Filluy , uro heavy stock dealers. John H ,
Long , ono of tlio ; heaviest sheep dealers in
the west , lives hero.
Mr * . AKlrlcli'tj Hrothcr Testifies.
IlAfiTl.sns , Nob. , Fob' , 28. [ Special Tele
gram to TunJle. . ] Th6 testimony cloao.l
this afternoon ; In ( lie Aldrlch poisoning case ,
before Judge Fluiulug. Thirty witnesses
wcro examined.an bohulf of the state. The
defense called none to the stand. An ad
journment waa then taken till morning to
hear the arguments of the counsel. A boy
thirteen years old , a brother ot Mr.s. Al-
drlch , gnvo damaging evidence relating to
improper Intimacy with Dr. Nnultcns , whoso
frequent visits wcro timed to bo mndo
during the nbscnca of the husband. An
other witness sftld they went plummme to-
pother. Judge 13nrton nnd Tnnncr confused
the witness in cross-examination.
Anuxaio.V , Nob. , Fob. 23. [ Special Tel
egram to Tun Unn.J Dr. Wade reports n
case of poisoning eight miles northeast of
hero ns follows : Ncls Mnrtcnscn mid family
mndo n pot of beer nnd invited
friends to pnrtnku. It was mndo
In n copper Ucttlo nnd on Friday
night they drank of It nnd
sent n portion to their neighbor Madson. Ho
and his wife nnd child partook but tem
perately , but were taken violently sick.
Mailsen recovered sufilclently to bo nblo to
go to sea his neighbor Mnrtcnscn , on Mon
day morning , when he found him , his wife ,
hired hand nnd n visltlne friend
named Heggo helplessly sick nnd very
near dead. Physicians were immediately
culled , but Mrs. Martenson died on Tuesday
nnd at this writing Mr. Hcggo Is considered
beyond recovery , while there Is some hopes
for the recovery ol the five remaining. The
poison cnmo from copper oxide nnd It will bo
a wonder If nil but two live , so badly wcro
linlrd Going to Washington ,
HABTINOH , Nob. . Fob. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HRI : . ] Arrangements nro com
pleted for the departure of Congressman
Laird on the flyer to-morrow morning for
Washington , to reach that city oy March 4th.
Ho will bo accompanied by County Treas
urer Charles H. Paul nnd wlfo. The con
gressman Is boiler nnd worse by spells , nnd
Iho change Is thought necessary for the 1m-
provcuicnt of his condition.
The Scovlllc tflovator to o Sold.
niiAiXAiti ) , Nob. , Fob. 23.-Special [ to Tun
Uni : . ] Notice of sale to talto place March 12
was poslcd yesterday by Sheriff T. Darancll
on the Scovillo elevator property nt Dwlght ,
Nob. The attachment is in favor of D. M.
Dcane , of Valparaiso. Other parties hold
attachments claim that thu attachment of
Dcnno was illegal on account of certain pro
CruRhod In a Gravel 111.
Nouroi.ic. Neb. , Fob. 23. [ Special Telegram
gram to Tin : lint : . ] As John Jackson and
his son , William , we rent , work this nftornoon
on T. E. O'Diorno's gravel pit a little way
west of town , the bank caved upon them.
The father was not entirely covered , and
nlunugod lo work himself free , but the son
was covered nnd found lo be dead.
A IltC | Ijund Decision.
CitAtJiiox , Neb. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tehj-
gram to Tin : HIE. ] Levi G. Sweat , attorney
for H. M. Stnnlon , received n lelegram lo-
duy announcing the decision of Commissioner
Stockslagcr in favor of H. M. Stanton. This
involves sevcnlcon blocks of the city of
Chndrou , including the business portion.
niuchdorn'H Ijilicl Suitu Dismissed.
NcmusiCA CITV , Neb. , Feb. 23. [ Special
Telegram lo THU UKU. ] Judge Mapes , of iho
county court , to-day rendered it decision in
the Hluchdorn libel cases and dismissed Iho
charges on Ihe ground that the matter was
printed by the StnatsZeltuns without inattco.
This doubtless settles the affair.
GrilHih Sot Vrcc.
N.eb. , Fob , , 23. [ Special Tolo-
< jra"m to TJIE BEE. ] The coroner's jury that
hod been holding nn inquest over the body
of Henry Flowers returned n verdict this
morning of Justifiable homicide. J , W. Grif
fith , who did the shooting , was released n
few hours later , much to the satisfaction of
th a citizens.
DAKOTA CmNob. . , Feb. 23. [ Special
Telegram to O.'IIK BiE.J Editors Wilbur , of
the Argus , "and Hart , of the Eagle , had n sotto -
to this morning. No ono wus seriously nurt ,
butthb'pnd is not yet. The trouble is over
the King-Wilbur libel suit. Lively times nro
Numerous ItonUs Said to Bo Secretly
CHICAGO , Fob. 23. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] Three traffic managers of cast
bound roads are authority for the stalemont
thnt a change must bo made in the cast bound
freight nnd passenger situation by which
the leading roads will get their share of the
business , or' a rnto war will bo inaugurated
which will put all previous ones In the shade.
Many complications cnlor Into both the
freight und passenger problems. The Grand *
Trunk , Pennsylvania , und Baltimore &
Ohio systems control steamship lines , nnd it
is opeuly charged that all three of these sys
tems cut the ocean rate while keeping the
inlnnd rate inlact. The result on the Euro
pean traffic is exactly the sumo ns if the mil
rate were cut. An illustration is
clied of where the Pennsylvania con-
traded last week for the transportation of
a largo consignment of Iowa corn destined to
Antwerp. Competing lines claim that the
Pennsylvania secured the transportation by
n cut rate and Hint the cut will only appear
in the ocecn rate. The fact remains , how
ever , that second class roads are getting
ready to do their share of the business if
they do it for nothing. The passenger situa
tion is oven moro complicated. It is claimed
by all Chicago roads that the New Yoik
Central , Iho Pennsylvania , iho West Shore
nnd the Leh mil Valley nro paying ? 10 com
mission out of a S1U emigrant rate from Now
York lo Chicago. It Is also claimed thnt the
Bee line is [ laying d commission of &i from
St. Louis to Cleveland ; that the Chesapeake
& Ohio Is paying n $2.50 commission on New
York business , and that numerous olhor
roads uro violating their passenger agree
* TI1I3 UEPUBLiIOAN MS AGUE.
A Large Attendance of IMomlXM'S at
tlio Ualllmorp Convention.
BAI < TIMO E , Feb. 23. When President
James P. Foster called the convention of the
national league of republican clubs to order
this ufternoon , thcro was n largo nttcndnncc
of delegates. President Foster briefly stated
the reason for holding the convention nt this
tlmo , nnd congratulated the league on the
result of its work last fall. He said that at
the head of the inaugural parade on Monday
next there would bo found n bnnncr on
which would bo emblazoned the crest of the
national Icugua of republican clubs , Ho gava
statistics showing tlio phenomenal growlh of
the league from 400 clubs nt Chlckuring hall
in December , 1837 , to ever four thousand
clubs at the present convention , Huron-
'ratulated the republican party on the ad
mission of the four republican states. An
allusion to Hlnino as the next secretary of
Btnto wus greeted with mi outburst of cheer-
Ing. The roll call wus answered by nearly
two hundred delegates. Delegates from
North Dakota. South Dakota , Washington
and Now Mexico wcro greeted with applause
us Ihey nroso to answer to their names ,
A committee- credentials and resolu
tions , uach consisting of ono dclogalo from
each state nnd territory , wus appointed , and
after considerable debate the convention
voted tUat all resolutions , after being rend ,
jo referred to the committee on resolution1)
The convention then adjourned until to
To-night thcro was n largely attended mass
meeting at Oratorla hall. Most of the prom-
nent delegates to the convention were pres
ent. Hon. A. J. Lester , of initials , John M.
1'huraton , of Nebraska , und Hon. A. L. A.
Morrison , of Now Mexico , wcro nmong the
Empress Frederick and her daughters have
arrived at Kiel.
WHIT 12 UA1 V10NGI3ANCH.
A Cowardly Attempt on tlio lilfb of a
Mliinenpollt Mil It or.
Mixsnu-ous , Feb. 28. White Caps at
tempted to murder J. P. Smith , editor of the
Furniture News , of this city , to-night.
Smith had been the recipient of fourteen let
ters , nil received slnco January 27 , and nil
signed "White Caps , " with the usual skull
und crossboac.s , and nil breathing threats of
summary vengeance unless ho lonvu the city
Immediately. The last lollcr was received
last night and threatened a dose of cold lend
unless Its demands wcro compiled with forth
with. Smltn iinvo no hcfd to the letlcr * ,
This evening , us ho was slttlne In his office.
the iloor was opened by n nmii mu tiled
up to the cars in n heavy coat
and wearing n broad brimmed Mourh lint ,
pulled well down over his eyes. Without
wnrnitie ho presented n pistol ut Smith's
head nnd fired. The bullet , pierced Smith's '
oar , but , being of but twenty-two cnllbro ,
was llallcncd npnlnst his skull. The
would-bo murderer lied and no trace
of him has yet been found. The
wounded man apparently experiences
little trouble from the wound , but doctors
any thnt a shoclt may possibly have boon in-
Hided upon the bnso of the brnln , which will
prove serious. Smith Is at a loss to account
for the atlnck , ho having to his knowledge
no enemies who weald wish to take his life.
AN ASYliUM TUAGHDY.
Ail Unruly Patient Viuikcd Into tlio
Ilnrpiiftcr By n Brutal liooppr.
Po.NTiAr , Mich. , Feb. SS.-Lust Sunday
William Davis , n patient at the Insane nsy-
lum , was killed by H. F. Taylor , an attend-
tint , nnd to-dny the coroner's Jury rendered n
verdict thnt thu killing was none In self-tie-
fenso. The circumstances nro these : As
Taylor passed Davis In the hall , with another
imbecile , Davis , who was out of humor nbout
something , struck Taylor in the neck. Tay
lor left the olher man and grubbed Davis
nbout the wnlst. They struggled for five
minutes , first one nnd then the other getting
the best of It. Whpn nbout thrco feet from
n bench , Taylor , ns he says , gave Davis n
violent wrench , throwing him ncrons the
arm of the bench. His body was
twisted over It nnd held there until help ar
rived. An examination of tlio body revealed
the fact that Davis must have been handled
in n tcrriblo manner. His breast bono wns
broken in two , nnd every rib on ono sldo
broken except two nnd thrco were broken
twice. The ragged edges of Him ribs sawed
oft the veins and arteries so Unit the internal
cavities were filled with blood. After the
fight the patient was taken out for u walk
and dragged around the grounds until ho
saiu he could go no further. Ho was then
taken back , put to bed und died in a few min
HD HIS XOVNG WIFE.
A Brief Hut. Tempestuous Honeymoon
KpsuMs In a Murdur.
PATCIISOX , N. J. , Fob. 23. Anthony Laree ,
a Hollander , aged thirty , who bus only been
in this country four months , was married in
Holland nbout six months ago lo a young
girl aged nineteen , who came with him to
America. She wns Larco's second wife und
soon grew tired of his exacting ways nftor
they reached hero. As they had no means ,
and ho would not work , the girl refused to
remain dependent upon his friends and went
to live ns a nomestie with Mrs. Van Hlpcr.
By appointment Lareo mot his wife at Stul-
walor's house this afternoon. When Stul-
wutcr , who had gone out during thu moating ,
returned , ho found tbo young wife lying in a
corner with blood issuing from u dOKJu
-.vounds in her head , neck , arms and sldo.
The woman wus taken to u hospital , where
she lies in a dying condition. Lareo wns ar
rested to-night while seeking medical as
sistance , ho having cut himself badly during
the struggle. Ho has made a full confession.
Crushed by Falling Will Is.
MILWAUKEE , Fob. 23. A llro to-night de
stroyed n building owned by Mrs. Bosworth ,
nnd occupied by J. E. .Tenners & Co. , milli
ners. Jcnners' loss is 40,000 ; insurance
? 34,000. The loss on the building is $30,000 f
insurance , ? 20OJS. When the flro was
practically extinguished the four floors fell
in , burying u dozen firemen in the basement
below. Their comrades quickly replied to
the groans nnd pitiful appeals for help , and
one by ono they were slowly extracted , the
work occupying moro than nn hour. All
were quite seriously injured and maimed ,
and two or three will probably dye.
The firemen have worked for two hours in
extricating tbo Injured men from the ruins.
Shortly after midnight the body of Edward
Noonnn , nged twenty-six , unmarried , was
taken out , and It Is believed that no others
remain. The Injured men have all been re
moved lo the hospital , as follows :
Edward McGInloy , burned nnd bruised ;
Olio Finnn , skull fractured ; Arthur Warn-
dor , William Bender , James Long , August
Janscn , JackDovcn , Fred Tbiele , Hhclnhard
und Elslcb , T. J. King , all badly burned.
No Trace of Plgott.
LONPOX , Feb. 23. In the event of the
Times' counsel asking to bo allowed to pro
ceed with the inquiry , Sir Charles Hussell
will press the Judges to adjourn until an in
terim report on the letters bus been pre
sented to parliament. In the lobby of the
house of commons it is taken for grunted
that such a report will bo presented , which
will enable the opposition to attack the gov
ernment on the subject.
Campbell tcleg'-uphs from Antwerp thai ho
has found no truce of Plgott.
A radical project to give n banquet to Par-
neil has been taken up with enthusiasm.
Parnoll bus intimated his acceptance of tlio
honor. Lord Grim villa or Lord Hosobcrry
will bo asked to preside.
An Indiiuin Imvvumkcr Fined.
INDIANAPOLIS , Fob. 28. John W. Llnck ,
the republican member of the house of rep
resentatives who struck Wlllurd ( democrat ) ,
of Lawrence county , during n debate on the
prohibition amendment to thu constitution
yesterday , wns suspended to-day for twelve
days , the remainder of iho cession , und fined
5150. This action was n great surprise. It
was determined upon by the democrats in
secret caucus last night.
An Omaha Inventor's Contract.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 25. Tlio secretary of
the navy has contracted with J. N , H. Pat
rick , of College Point , L. I. , to furnish three
of his controllable torpedoes nt u total cost of
$55,0 < X ) , each torpedo to carry 40J pounds of
dynamite , guaranteed lo run ono mile ut the
ruto of twenty knots an hour.
A I'ostollluo Holiljopy.
CiiiCAdo , Feb. 23. A telegram received
to-day from A. C. Hunter , postmaster nt
West Branch , In. , Informed Inspector Kidder -
dor that the postolllfo of Unit plnca wns en
tered by burglars curly this morning nnd
f 400 of postal I umls stolen. The inspector
has gone to Investigate.
Tar KoKorvoliw In Fin in en ,
Ciuiir.Kiioi , Fob. as. The flro ntarlodin
the Du Huynln brick works yesterday , nnd
which spread to tun reservoirs uf tar , is still
burning. The flames shoot up to a iiolghth
of sixty foot and resemble the eruption of n
volcano , The Uiimnga Is estimated at 1OCK-
Tlio W null or Indication * ! ,
Nebraska : Generally fair , nearly r.u-
tlonary temperature , winds boc-omuif north *
Iowa ; Haiti or snow , wurmer , variable
* Dakota ; Fair , wuruier , followed by colder
in northwest portions , winds bccomlni ; north-
Bunus , Fcb , 23.Dr. . Yon Dollinger , thoo-
loglnn and historian , observed the uluoiletU
anniversary of his birth to-day.
HARRISON HAS A BUSY DAY ,
Great Crowds of Visitors Do'maud
MANY PRIVATE CONFERENCES.
Preparations flir the Innniinrntloii
llnpldly 1'roKrcHHlnt ; , nnd tlio City
Taking On n Holiday Appear-
mice The Programme.
WASIIINOTON , Fob. 23. This wiv sena
torial ilny at the Harrison headquarters , and
quite n number of HenaloiM had interviews
with the president-elect , In many cases by
special nppolnlmunt. Among the callers
wcro Senators Sherman , Stockbrldgo , Quay ,
Spooner , Fnrwell nnd Plait , Senator
Sawyer called with the Wisconsin del
egation , nnd the Illinois delegation , headed
by their two senators , also paid their re
spects. The presldont-clcct begun to receive
visitors early in the morning , and continued
to do so until towards 1 o'clock , when ho loft
the hotel alone for n stroll in the direction of
his old homo in the lowu circle.
Vice President-elect Morton called on the
prcsldenl-olect during the fore
noon. Secretnrys Houtwell and M-
Cullagli were among the earliest
of the afternoon visitors. Hlnlno camoovcr
from Normumlio und spent a few minutes
with General Harrison. Speaker Carlisle
called to pay bin rospei'ts anil Chief Justice
Fuller lo Inqlitm ns to the president-elect's
wishes in regard to the ceremonies on the
stand on the day of thu inauguration. Other
visilors were ox-Senator Ferry , General
Si'hcnck , Congressman Gucnther , of Wis
consin ; Mural Hnlstend , General Swnln.
oflhcnrmy ; ox-Congressman Voorhces , of
Now York ; Governor Cheney , of Now
Hampshire , nnd H. L. Swordu , sorgcant-at-
nrinsof the republican executive committee.
Tlio Indies of General Harrison's parly are
In good health and spirillum ! hold receptions
each afternoon In their parlors. Among
their cnllcts to-day was the wife of the vice
president-clout. The reception lasted until
about 4 o'clock , after which Mrs. Harrison
and Mr.s. McKee and children went out for a
About 8 o'clock Senator Shormnti walked
Inlo Iho room of Private Secretary Halfnrd.
Mr. Sherman was evidently expected
and It wus equally evident that
ho bud culled by invitation of Gen
eral Harrison. Seuulor Sherman
had hardly seated himself when the presi
dent-elect appeared. The two gentlemen
greeted each other with great cordiality , nnd
shortly retired to Iho seclusion of the gener
al's private parlor.
Senator Spooner also had an Interview
with General Harrison during tlio nvoning.
To-morrow morning the president-elect
has arranged to receive u number of mem
bers of congress , among them Heed , Ander
son , of Kansas , nnd Crouse. of Ohio.
The president nnd vice president-elect , on
the morning of inauguration day , will go to
Willurd's ' hotel , where they will occupy a
parlor at Iho corner of Pennsylvania nvonuo
and Fourteenth street. President Cleveland
will call for them there und escort them to
the capital. The city is assuming u holiday
appearance. Flags and banners uro being
put up on the buildings along the line of
the procession , and work on the stands
nnd at the pension ufllco Is approachIng -
Ing completion. There fs n largo
demand for tickets for the ball , nnd It Is ex
pected that th3V will nil bo disposed of before -
fore the night of tholth. The senatecom -
mittcu omnrrungomonts has issued nn offi
cial order of the proceedings ut the capital
on the 4th. The building will bu opened at
10 o'clock to these holding cards of admis
sion , and at 11 o'clock thu senate chamber
will bo thrown open. The blue gallery will
bo reserved for the families of the diplo
matic corps , and Ino families of the presi
dent of the senate , presidunt-clcct and vice
president elect will occupy scats west of the
diplomatic gallery. Tlio remaining seats ,
except these in thu press gallery , will bo
open to all having ticliuls of admission.
The prcsldcnl-elcct and vice president
elect will enter the capital through the
bronze doors nt the bond of the m.irblo steps
on the east front of the senate wing of tbo
building. The lloor of the senate will bo reserved -
served for the members of the senate nnd
house of representatives , Justicca of the supreme
premo court , army and navy officers , heads
of departments and other high officials , The
vice president-elect will take the oath of
ofilco in the Hcnnto chamber. After the
organization of Iho senate the procession
will bo formed and march to the stand
erected on the cast of the main part of the
capitol , whore the president will deliver his
inaugural and bo sworn in. If the weather
should bo stormy this ceremony will take
place in the senate chamber.
On Salurday morning the signal sorvlca
will issue an ofllclal weather prediction for
President Cleveland and General Harrison
have agreed on this programme for inaugu
ration nay. Alter thu ceremonies nt the capitol
tel , iho cx-prcsidcnt will return lo iho ex
ecutive mansion with the president. After
light refreshments , occupying but a few inm-
ulcs , to which no guests will bo Invited , Mr.
Cleveland will take Icavo of President Harrison
risen and drive to the residence of Secretary
Falrchlld , and President Harrison will pro
ceed to thu reviewing stand In front of the
white house nnd rovlo.r the inaugural pro
cession. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland will not bo
present at tlio Inaugural ball. They will go
to New York on Tuesday or Wednesday.
A Filial Family How.
LOIMBVILLU , ICy. , Fob. 'Ji. Near Spring- -
Hold , ICy , , to-night , Hobort Mullen shot nnd
fatally wounded Kobort Moore , his brother-
in-law. Hccontly his wlfa returned to her
people nt Sprlngfluld , and Mullen declared
that ho would force her to live with him.
Her brother barricaded thomsulvcd In their
homo , nnd Mullen attacked them by firing
upon them. They answered , nnd In the fus-
iludo whic'i followed Robert Mnoro was
shot. There was an effort to lynch Mullen ,
but ho wus safely lodged In Jail.
Dudley' * lilhcl Hult.
WASIIISOTON , Fob. 23. Judge James , of
the district court , to-day refused to quash
the subpoena to compel Colonel Dudley to
appear nnd give testimony for the defeimo
in his libel suit against the Now Yorlc Even
ing Posl. Hearing of the C.IMO was began
before Examiner Hncketl. Under advice of
Ins counsel. Colonel Dudley declined to
answer all the questions that wore put to
him with refcrcuco to the "bloclca of flve-
ST. Louis , Fob. 2 ? . A special from Little
Uocksays : Hobort WatUins , of Pine Bluff ,
who wus arrested for complicity in the elec
tion frauds in Con way county , was dis
charged to-day , thorn being no evidence upon
which tie could bo hold. It was believed at
the tlmo of Wntklns' arrest that u clue hud
bncn obtained which would lend to tlio detec
tion of thu nsbu&sltiH of John M , Clayton.
Murder und Snli'lilo.
HO&TO.V , Feb. 33. Edward Colburn , trav
eling salesman , twenty-threo years of ngo ,
.shot and killed his wife , Liulo , to-night at
their home In Hoxbury. The murderer then
went to the Madison Park hotel , In Madison
Park , whcio he shot himself twice in the
fuco , ami can live but n few hours at moet.
The motive Is not known. The couple have
been married about n your.
Tlio Cnnrodcrtito Koldlora' Homo.
NKIV VOUK. Feb. 33. Oliver Dewing , sec-
rctjry of the Now York , citizens' committee
lo aid the National ( Jenfojunito Boldior1
Himiij ut Aimln. Tex. , received n loiter to-
cl.iy from .Major ( lenor.M gcholleiil , of the
United SMtes army , jn which liu i > xpn > KSfd
Ills sympathy with the causu ii'id. offcrud to
contribute all in iiU power to itu aucccs&ful
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