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THE OMAHA ! DAILY BEE
EIGHTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY MOILING , MARCH 1C , 1889. NUMBER 274
Why Was Ho Loft In the Outer
GRESHAM MAY WEAR THE GOWN.
Ilnrrlnnu Bnlil to Favor Htm as Mnt-
ami tlio 1'rosldoni Clark. -
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WASHINGTON. D. C. , March 15.
Hon. John C. Now Is nt the Hlggs liouso ,
on his way to Now York , but will not re
main over Sunday. He says that ho will not
bo appointed minister to Austria nnd that ho
would not accent It It ho was ; that ho would
not accept any appointment. Ho simply
came hero to help some friends who want
olllcos. This evening ho spent In friendly
conference with the wcildont. Whllo
Colonel Now declines to talk at all on the
subject , and insists that ho is not disap
pointed because ho wanted nothing , Indiana
people uro almost unanimous in the opinion
thut ho has not been treated as WAS expected
nnd that the nomination of Govoinor Porter
t'J bo minister to Homo makes it Impossible
for Colonel Now to accept any federal place.
The public at largo may not bo nwaro that
for years there have been two factions of the
republican party in Indiana , ono of them
led by Governor Porter nnd the other
by GcnerM Harrison nnd Colonel Now. Al
though Porter nud Harrison were formerly
partner * In the practice of law , they were
not on speaking terms for several years.
The feud grow out of political rivalry and
some thrco or four years ago Governor Porter
ter made r.Bpcceh at Tomllnson hall In In-
dinnnpolla , In which ho denounced General
Harrison in the severest , possible terms and
called Colonel Now nil sorts of bad names.
Porter nnd Harrison mot nflervvnid. nnd It
is said that the feeling was so bitter between
them that there might have been n personal
encounter had not friends interfered. The
two men did notrccognio each ether from
that tl'iio until after General Harrison's
nomination to the presidency. Porter was n
delegate to the Chicago convention , but ho
was not admitted to the confidence of Har
rison's friends , and while Colonel Now was
spending his money and exhausting every
physical and mental effort to sccuro General
Harrison's election. Governor Porter was
chatting with old friends and taking little
interest In the canvass. After General
Harrison's ' nomination , when the state con
vcntlon mot it was thought necessary to put
Porter nt the head of the state ticket in
order to insure a republican victory , but ho
declined to bo a candidate. Then General
Harrison , nt the advice of Colonel Now and
others of his supporters , called upon Gov
ernor Porter nnd asked him us a uorsonal
favor to accept the gubernatorial nomination.
This was the llrst time the two men hud con
ferred slnco the Tomlinson hall meeting.
Porter went Into the campaign , mudo
speeches and didgood work , but ho was not
in Harrison's confidence , nor did the latter
have any communications with him. On the
contrary , Colonel Now acted as the eyes ,
cars , arms and loirs of the president-elect ;
running back and forth to Now York for
him , donating his entire tlmo to his service ,
nnd giving him the use of his paper , the
Journali nnd making a largo cash contribu
tion to pay the expenses of the campaign.
Immediately after the Inauguration Presi
dent Harrison takes pains to dlstinquish his
old enemy above all other Indiana men , by
tendering him the mission to Home , and
leaves Colonel Now entirely in the darkness.
OIIISHAM : rou TIM : BUI-UEME nr.Ncn.
In connection w'.th the belief to-night that
Justice Stanley Matthews is upon his death
bed , It | s stated that Judge Walter Q.
Grcsham , of the United States circuit court ,
will bo appointed in the event of a vacancy
by the death or resignation of the Ohio Jurist
A short time before President HarrNon left
Indianapolis for Washington Jud c Grcsham
spent nn evening nt his house. When ho
left tha residence of the president , Grcsham
was in such excellent humor that some ol
his friends , who u.ro Intimate with the pros
out occupant of the white house , made in
quiry und ascertained that the subject of
Grcsham going upon the bench of the United
States Bupronio court In the event of a
vacancy was talked over. Justice Matlhowfl ,
recognizing hlo probable Inability to ever sit
upon the bench again , proposes tendering his
resignation to the president , nnd Mr. Har-
risun will thereupon nominate Mr. Grcsham
in his stead.
A OllIHT "HEEL COOI.ING" PAY.
Any casual observer could have seen the
effects of the senate's adjournment yester
day over Sunday had ho been at the whlto
house to-day. The oBlcoseokers huvo con-
lined themselves as largely as possible to the
capital when the senate was In session , but
to-day they went direct to the president and
gave him n hearty benefit. The room ad
joining the private ofllco of President llarri-
hon , from 9 to1 o'clock was occupied by
from twenty to forty men. In the vulgar
parlance of the street , this was n great
"heel cooling" day , und the eager beokor
nfter place under Uncle Sam was there. But
they were all in good humor. They waited
patiently each his turn and after a hearty
welcome by the president , nnd n hearing of
the statements of various cases , they wended
their way. The president guvo nil to under
stand that he would confer with the heads
of the departments as to the appointment of
nil oftlcers who como under the executive
department , and thut applications should bo
made to the cabinet ofllccrs for nil except
strictly presidential appointments. It Is ex
pected that a largo number of appointments
will go to the senate when it inputs on Mon
day. Tlio public printer , the conmnssloiior-
ehip of pensions , and the various assistant
secretaries not yet named , are expected to bo
nominated on Monday , or very soon there
CI.AIIKSON i.SDunrm first
Mr. Clarkson , the newly continued u,0 ,
assistant postmaster general , arrived at . . ,
department shortly before 12 o'clock to-d > *
He was received by General Stevenson and
the oath was administered to him by Judge
Lnwrenson. Ho was then introduced to the
employes of the ofllec , nnd about 1 o'clock he
wont out with Colonel Stevenson for lunch ,
He has , however , received n large number
of visitors , and seemed to divide with the
postmaster general the stream of visitors
that poured in to the dcuartmcnt up 10 noon.
Adjutant General Drum stated this after
noon thut ho lias not yet received any
charges from Captain Amies against Captain
Bourke or Colonel Gibson on account of the
inauguration day trouble , although ho re
ceived n letter from Captain Armcs stating
ho enclosed therewith the charges , which ,
however , could not bo found. No action hits
yet been taken on Captain Bourlio's charges
BgalnHt Ci'"tn.in Armos.
'Gononil SehofloUl has announced that the
maximum age for cavalry recruits upon
original enlistment is llxcd at thirty ycuts ,
also that the standard of minimum weight
for cavalry recruits , established in Juno ,
18b7 , is abolished , nnd that hereafter enlist
ments in that Kcrvlco may bo uiado without
regard to a minimum weight , provided the
chest meusuicment nnu chest mobility nre
Charles L. Saundora , of Omaha , Is here.
Messrs. E. Kasowntcr und W. 13. Annln
wont to Now York to-duy to remain over
Mrs. Charles DavUon , nco Anderson , in
visiting her husband's relatives in Illinois
for several weeks , and will Join her husband ,
who 1ms preceded her , at Omaha ,
AUMV OI111EII ? .
First Lieutenant David Craft. " Sixth In.
fantry , having been found Incapacitated for
ni'tlvu service b.v an army retiring board ,
will retire to his homo and report to the ad
jutant general of the army.
l.envo of absence granted Second Lleuton-
ant John A. Lockwood , Seventeenth Infantry ,
November 21 , 16bS , Is extended two months
on surgeon's certificate of disability.
Ttio extension | oflcavo of absence on sur-
geon's certificate of disability granted to
Charles Morris , Fifth artillery , is further
extended ono month on surgeon's certificate
of disability. PEIIUY S. HEATII.
WANTED FOR MUHDEU.
A Chicago Father Charged. With a
Most Heinous Crime ,
CHICAGO , March 15. John .Tone1) , n gro
cer's clerk nnd a widower with seven chil
dren , is wanted by the police on the charge
of murder. Ho neglected his family nnd
kept them In the most object , squalid pover
ty. The humane society Investigated. Jones'
sovcntccn-yeir-old daughter confessed that
her father had been unnaturally Intimate
with her for n year and that Henry Bitting.
a young married man. had nlso mistreated
her. Jones nnd Bitting were arrested last
Wednesday. Jones gave bail for n hearing
to-morrow. Yesterday the girl was found
suffering with symptoms of arsenical poisonIng -
Ing nnd died nt the hospital this morning.
Jones has disappeared ,
LATEII Jones nnd Bitting have been ar
rested , but afterwards released on the
coroner's verdict that the girl eommllled
suicide. The pollco nro not sallsllcd and
will Investigate further.
A MTTM3 JAP.
One Thousand Car Loads of Nebraska
Corn MlH lnir.
CHICAGO , March 15. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BEE. ] A thousand car loads of corn
make by no means an inconsiderable Item ,
but that amount Is lost somewhere in Minne
apolis , St. Paul , Washburn or Duluth. Feb
ruary 2 there were but 8,000 bushels In Du
luth ; February 10 , 120,501 bushels ; February
20 , 3I5,0.- bushels ; March 3 , 510,001 bushels ,
and March I ) , ( VJJ,5GJ bushels. This amount ,
with what Is known to have gone cast and is
now stored in Minneapolis nnd St. Paul ,
makes n total of 1.200 cars ol the 2,200 cars
of corn known to have been drawn from Ne
braska points lo the northwest , owing to the
reduced rates made by the Canadian Pacllic.
It has nil along been supposed that the corn
was taken to tlio Canadian Pacific , but it is
now known that the road did not haul u
pound. All that wont east was carried to the
Canadian Pacific by the Minneapolis , St.
Paul & Snulto Slo Marie. Il Is thought that
most of the missing corn Is stored in Wash-
burn. As the elevator charges until the
opening of navigation will eat up the differ
ence in rates , the Chicago roads and board
of trade men are wondering what was the
purpose of the movement.
THE IXTEH-SrAi'E AGREEMENT.
The Work of Organizing Auxiliary
CHICAGO , March 15. The general man
agers of tlio lines In tha territory of the
Inter-State Hallway association completed
to-day the task of organi/ing the auxiliary
associations. The western and northwestern
sections , and the southwestern section of the
Western Freight association , remain un
changed , with the exception of some addi
tions to the territory of eai-h. The trans-
Missouri section embraces nil the territory
west of the Missouri river , covering both
frcighl and passenger business. The man
agers of the trans-Missouri roads have
elected F. B. Clarke as chairman of their
organization. Clarke Is the present trafllc
manager of the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapo
lis & Omaha railroad. Ho has been given n
week in which 10 consider the offer , und it is
believed that ho will accept It. The head
quarters of the trans-Missouri association
will bo at Kansas City , und the agreement
becomes effective April 1.
The Jury Played Pokef.
NEW OIILEANS , March 13. [ Special Tele-
grain toTiiK BEK. ] The fact was brought
to light in the criminal district court to-day
that the Jury in the case of George Dunn ,
tried for the Stilling of James vVelr , when
locked up for the night after the case hud
been given into their hands , played poker
for four hours. Judge Evans , counsel for
the accused , who was convicted of man
slaughter , in making nn appeal for n new
trial , by testimony offered in open court ,
showed how the Jurymen hud passed their
time. In deciding the application Judge
Baker said : "Twelve men. supplied with n
quart bottle of whisky , a deck of cards and n
handful of beans , who played poker from 12
o'clock at night to 4 o'clack In the morning ,
and holding a man's life in their hands ,
could not nosslbly give the prisoner a fair
trial. As long as ho presided over the court
ho could not sanction such a thing , und ,
therefore , granted the prisoner a now trial. "
WASHINGTON , March 15. Chief Bell , of the
secret service , received information to-night
of the arrest of a gang of counterfeiters in
New York City , who for some weeks past
have been successfully patting spurious sil
ver dollars In circulation. Ofllccrs of the
secret service this evening raided a liouso on
Eldrldgo street , where counterfeits were
bolngrinadc , and arrested Richard Fisher ,
his wife and an Italian named Jucgcr , whom
they found there. They found In the house
nine sets of plaster paris molds , n complete
outfit of counterfeiters' tools and consider
able spurious coin. It is said thut the gang ,
of which the persons arrested form a part ,
has given the secret service officers a great
deal of trouble , and that Fisher is u skilfull
The President's Callers.
WASIHNOTON , March 15. There was no
perceptible diminution in the number of the
president's visitors to-day. The rush began
nt 10 o'clock and continued until 12:00 : , when
the cabinet assembled for Its regular semiweekly -
weekly meeting. The president received
several delegations during the morning ,
among them being ono from Virginia headed
by John S. Wise , nnd ono from Georgia ,
headed by General Longstreet. General
Goff , of West Virginia , called during the
morning and had a brief talk with the presi
dent , as did also Colonel Fred Grant ,
SANTA FE , N. M. , March 15 , In a lengthy
opinion given to the meat Inspector of Santa
Fo county , relative to the now law regulat
ing the sale of meat and providing for the
Inspection of cattle and hogs prior to slaugh
tering , which practically prohibits the bring
ing Into New Mexico of dressed beef mid
park , the acting solicitor general of the terri
tory says that the act U unconstitutional so
far as it affects tha shipment into tha terri
tory for tlio purpose of sale and public use.
Ho holds that dressed hoof and pork nro
commodities of the character of Inter-state
commercennd that the law Is an attempt ,
under cover of pollco power , to keep out nil
foreign dressed or uucurcd meats.
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BAN t-'iuxuisco , March 15 Advices from
Honolulu up to the iSth ult. , per bark Mary
Wlnklemann , arriving to-day , state that at
present the supply of coal nt the United
States coaling station there Is exhausted , anil
that American war vessels nro obliged to
obtain their coal from private sources hero.
The Albert Is now thoiM.
A violent wind stoim has lately vlsited'tho
leper settlement on Mollk ! . Two houses and
a church weru blown down and several more
houses moved from their foundations. Many
leper * on thu Island hud u narrow escape
from losing their live ) .
Tln : Patriotic languors.
PAIIIS , Muri'h 15 , The pollco to-day
searched the house ) of many members of the
DBtnotlo Icimuo. The persons against when
damaging evidence Is found will not uc nr
rested , but will bo summoned to appear before
fore u magistrate for examination ,
I lll.-oii Collier * Klllml.
PAIIIU , March 15. By un explosion of Are
dump lu a colliery near Nlmes to-day liftccu
pardon * were Hilled uud six iujured.
MEN NOT WHAT THEY SEEM ,
A Nloo Looking North Bond Youth's
A DISHONEST COLORED SOLDIER.
Cur porn I howls of Port Koblnsnn
Locked up For S\vlndllnK--Gancral
Hatch Seriously Injured /tm-
A. Colored Soldlnr's EsGnpndca.
POUT UoniNsoN , Neb. , March 15. [ Special
to Tin : Bun. ] A colored soldier , Corporal
George Lewis , Troop I , Ninth cavalry , late
sergeant major of the Twenty-fourth Infan
try , was confined In the guard house at this
post to-day , with a charge against him ns n
deserter from the Ninth cavalry , also
charges of forgery and uttering falsochccks.
Friday of last week , Lewis , who has had
several ilnanclal transactions with B. S.
Paddock , the post trader , called upon Mr.
Paddock's business manager , L. N. Free
man , and deposited with him a United States
paymaster's deposit book purporting to bo
signed by several paymasters now In the
service , making It appear that Lewis had
$ ( > 00 on deposit with the United Stales. This
move of Lewis' was evidently to Induce : i
counter current of eonlldcnco lu Mr. Pad
dock's establishment , Lewis , who was
about leaving on a six months' furlough ,
took a walk to Crawford , thrco miles dis
tant , returned ttio sntno evening
and presented a draft to Mr. Free
man , the draft being drawn for
5000 in his ( Lewis' ) favor , by some mythical
individual In New York City by the name of
Dunn. Mr. Freeman , not suspect ing Lewis ,
advanced him $150 on the draft and drew a
cheek for the balance which only awaited
the signature of B. S. Paddock. Mr. Pad
dock being out at the time Mr. Freeman told
Lewis to call in tri hour ana In the meantime
ho examined the draft and deposit book mnro
thoroughly. His suspicions became aroused.
He telegraphed to the First National bank
of Omaha , the draft being payable there , as
to the condition of Dunn's account. The
bank promptly wired that Dunn was un
known. Mr. Freeman then interviewed
Lewis , regained nearly nil the cash ho let
him have on the draft , and induced Lewis to
wire his friend Dunn in Now York as to the
lack or funds , but the telegraph ncoplo
could not locate Dunn there. Lewis begin
ning to think that things were getting too hot
"hit the trail. " General Hatch , who com
mands the garrison and who never has al
lowed a deserter to escape , by some means
got on the track of Lewis and hod him arrest
ed at Alliance , Neb , , to which place ho sent
Lieutenant Preston and a detail of thrco men
to bring htm back. It now transpires that
whllo in Alliance , and before his arrest ,
Lewis bought several largo bills of goods
from merchants there and offered in pay
ment n check of General J. S. Brisbin for
3150. Tlio Alliance merchant would have ac
cepted the check were it not thai he did not
have sufficient cash on hand to pay the dif
ference between the order and the amount
of the cheek. It Is needless to say that the
signatures on the deposit book and the draft
and check of General Brisbln were all forg
eries. Lewis has the reputation of being a
smart individual and writes a splendid hand.
His record lias boon good during his time in
the Twenty-fourth infantry and his present
regiment , the Ninth cavalry , but the chances
are that ho will fare very badly indeed at
the hands of the military and civil authori
ties. It is understood that ho has defrauded
quite a number of local traders at Crawford ,
who all intend to prosecute him to the full
extent of the law.
A Youusr Ilnkr.
Nor.xii BEND , Neb. , March 15. [ Special to
TUB BUB. ] This community has been
thrown into a stuto of chaos by the actions
of ono who has been a leader in Its society
and ono of tfio class teachers in the Meth
odist Sunday school of the place. About four
years ago there came to this city Uobert S.
Clark , a young man of good appearance and
he took the position of night operator uv this
point for the Union Pacific. Things moved
smoothly for n while until ho'formed the ac
quaintance of n young lady by the name of
Cora M. Mcars , and ho llvlnc in n house adJoining -
Joining the one In which she resided with her
mother , sought her society. The result was
that she yielded to his importunities and
"kept comptiny" with him. It was only a
short tlmo until ho subjected her to ,
the lowest degradation to which a *
woman can submit. Subsequently and after
all the entreaties , advice and supplications
that a mother and friends could give , she
loft this place and married him. to the utter
disgust and humiliation of her friends.
Humor says tnat he got a sum of money
from her. The honeymoon was short and
full of trouble , for Clark had expended the
marriajwr gift to pay partially n gambling
debt. Since bis marriage he has been draw
ing on his wife to waste it nt the table or bar ,
and after exhausting her funds ho robbed
the company by whom wo was employed to
the amount of $3,001) , and Is lying to-day in
Jail at Fremont. His wife , who has given
him seven years' savings , condoles with him
and is using her influence to ootain bonds
General Hatch Injured.
FOIIT KoitiNsoN , Neb. , March 15. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Buu.j General Hatch , of
the Ninth cavalry , and a party of ladies con
sisting of Mrs. Hurt , of Buffalo , Wyo. , Mrs.
Captain Hughes , Ninth cavalry , and Mrs.
Bailey , Eighth infantry , while out driving
this afternoon met with n very serious acci
dent which icsul ted in ono of the general's
legs being fractured above the knee and sev
eral bad bruises on other parts of thG body.
The ladies escaped with some light bruises ;
none of them are considered serious.
General Hatch , who Is a horseman of the
flrst water , possesses four spirited animals
which ho drives to nn English drag. This
evening ho drove out as usual , having the
drug , as Is. his practice , lllled with the ladles
of the garrison. Whllo crossing the White
river about a quarter of a mile from the post
the drag broke down. The loaders became
frightened , This also caused the wheelers
to become nervous , rendering the whole team
unmanageable. They swum ; sharp around ,
upsetting the drag , pulling it for several
hundred yards. The general stuck to the
horses until everything was kicked to
pieces and his log became caught in the
spokes of the wheels , which was tlio cause of
tlio fracture. Ha is now attended by Doc
tors Adairo and Kcon and Is doing well ,
A Bank Consolidation.
'IJAJiVAni' ) , Neb , , March 15. [ Special to
TuiBir. : : . ] The Commercial aqg Exchange
banks of this place have arranged to consoli
date and organize n new bank under the
state law. The now concern , to be known as
the Union State bank , will open April 1 , In
the building now occupied by the Exchange
bank. The ofllccrs will bo : Edward Updike ,
president ; G. W. UpJlko ami N. D , Black-
well , vice presidents , and L , J , Tills , cashier.
These gentlemen , together with S. H. Black-
well , will form the board of directors. The
bunk will have a capital , fully paid in , of
$100,000 , so It will oo QUO of the strongest In
ttio state , outside of Omutm and Lincoln.
The Nebraska Mortgage company , having a
capUal and surplus of Si"0,000 , und under the
same management , will carry on a real es
tate loaning business in connection wltn the
bank , *
Ilcntrlou WIIIIIH tiio Wynmlnttc ,
BtATiiifB , Neb , , March 15 [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tnc BEE. ] 12. Su'mmcrlleld , general -
oral manager of the Wyandotte railway , met
the board of trade to-night to talk up the
building of his road to Bcatrlco. He buii :
that If reasonable aid were given to the roai
It would bo built to Beatrice by July 1 , u
division made hero and. brick shops erected.
A committee was appointed to decide on the
amount of aid , and n proposition will soon bo
submitted. Beatrice pconlo are anxious for
the road , and It Is vofy probable that n
reasonable proposition would carry. It Is
now running to the Nebraska line , thirty-
six miles south of Boatrlds.
General J. B. Davis , ] department commander -
mandor of thoG. A..H. , Is hero to-night at
tending n camp fire of Kawllns post. A largo
crowd Is In attendance. Music , speaking
and supper [ 3 the programme.
Kun Over by tlio Cnrfl.
WAHOO , Nob. , March iu. ( Special Tele
gram to TUB Bir. ] About 3 o'clock this
morning George Hnzlctt , eighteen years of
nqe , mot with an accident that will probably
cost him his life. Ho and n cousin were
starting for Valley for n hunt , and they at
tempted to board freight train No. 5J ( on the
Union Pacific ns It was pulling out from the
depot. The platform and cars were Icy. and
having his gun In his hands Hnzlott had
more than lie could handle. Ho slipped
under the cars and had both logs run over
Just below the knees. Ho Is now nt the
Union Pacific depot under the care of n sur
geon. His n ether Is n working woman In
Council Bluffs. _
Ho Oimlit to Introduce Himself.
MINDRN , Nob. , Mnrth 15. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bnn. I Still a cloud of mystery
hangs over Mlndcn and vicinity In the Him-
merman case. No examination was held to
day , nnd it is hard to ascertain the cause.
Public onlnlon is strengthening against the
prisoner and In caused by his shenco an to his
past history. Ho will say but very little In
regard to the ease , but entertains persons
who go to see him with border stories , nnd
acts ns if he was In u king's stronghold. No
one can toll Just how it will end , but nil say ,
if ho Droves to bo Zimmerman , ho must hang.
Witnesses arrived on the 5 o'clock train this
evening nnd will in all probability help to
clear the mystery.
An Oinnha Ijeoturcr.
Cnuo , Neb. , Marchj 15. [ Special to THE
Bm.l Hov. W. J. Ilarsha , of Omaha , de
livered a lecture at the ! Presbyterian church
hero last night , entitled , "Leisure Hours in
Italy. " Although greeted by u small audi
ence , his lecture was appreciated by nil pros-
crit. This is the flrst in the series of outor-
tulnmcnts now being given , and next week
Hov. J. G. Spencer , pastor of the church , will
deliver , "Colorado , tlio Wonderful of Amer
ica. " The fact of his having lived in that
stuto previous to his residence hero gives as
surance of un interesting lecture.
They Ate All True.
HASTIXOS , Neb , , March 11. To the Editor
of Tim BEE : Ifono-Hfth of the statements
published in Tin : Bun regarding the manage
ment of the county hospital of Douglas
county nro true , why In the name of decency
and humanity do not ; the authorities act I
Grant the truth of your publications , and u
modern bastile exists"In your community.
Not only should the managers thereof bo de
posed , but Justice should bo meted out to
them in botialf of thd poor unfortunate
human beings entrusted to their merciless
charge. A'COSSTANT UEADEU.
The nnilroiulVn ! < > .
PIATTSVOUTII , March 15. ( Special Tele
gram to Tnu Bii.J AJ test case in which
the Plattsmouth Street Hallway company
was tlio plaintiff nnd F/ll. Gothman defend
ant , was decided to-da.VJ In favor of the street
railway company. '
The case was an Important one , ns it de
cides the liability of four other stockholders
who for private reasons refused to accept the
stocic subscribed fori ' 'Consjdorablo of the
stock of the corporation js held by Omaha
men. } }
The Bill of Co its.
SEWAIID , Neb.'March 13. [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] The case of lloubon Cessna against
the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy railroad
company for the vaiuoJ * of some haystacks ,
claimed to have been burned by lire from
the engines , was tried and the Jury brought
in a verdict of 3 J3 for the plaintiff , but the
case turns on the question of costs , ns the
company made him n tender of SIS before
the Justice , which ho refused , and the costs
now amount to about $ SO.
The Evidence Lacking.
DAVID Cur , Nob. , March 15. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEB.J Henry ICnight , man
ager of Henry T. Clarke's ranch in Rich
ardson county , was arrested for disposing of
cattle and hogs belonging to the property
and pocketing the proceeds. It was alleged
that bo killed the cattle , cut the brands out
of the hides , ami afterwards sold the stock.
The case was Iricd and fell through for want
A Long Divorce Case.
WAHOO , Neb. , March 15. ( Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE ] District court adjourned
yesterday after a ten-days' session almost
entirely occupied in trying the case of Britta
Sorensen against Lars Sorensen , wherein
she asked for u divorce on the grounds of
cruelty. The judge took the case under
advisement and will render his opinion when
the court convenes again March SO.
Farmers Ituiltl u Creamery.
JOIIXSTOW.V , Neb. , March 13. [ Special to
TUB BEE. ] Several farmers near Wood
Lake , Neb. , have formed a Joint stock com
pany , and propose building a creamery five
miles south of that town. The building will
cost about $2,000 and is to be completed in n
short time. August Goff is the president of
Seen in Colorado ,
FAIKMOXT , Neb. , March 15. [ Special to
Tun BEE.I J. O. Cliase , the ex-banker , who
was so extensively engaged in robbing the
people of Flllmoru county for so many years ,
and who recently disappeared , was seen a
few days ago at Ananio a. Cole , , by a former
resident of this place. Whether an attempt
will bo made for his capture Is not known.
Ills Eyu Khjked Out.
WAUOO , Neb. , March 15. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bcii.J John Quonnhurg , aged
twenty-two , a farmer living near town , was
thrown from n wllij horse yesterday and
kicked In1 the face , almost entirely tearing
his nose off his fa otand injuring his right
eye so that ho will prpbubly lose it.
A Dttrii Hui'iied.
Cozu > , Neb. , itfaffih 15. [ Special Toln-
gram to THE BEEHTho llve-yeur-old son of
John Kennedy , while playing with some
matches to-day , sej. llro to his father's barn ,
which , with contents , was destroyed. His
stock all escaped except one horse , which
was cremated. I *
Ni t/iv < Jlunt.
McCoot , JvxcTiOsr ? Nob. , March 15.
[ Special to THU BEE. ] In the description of
Jacob Gilmore , the nian who suddenly dis
appeared from this place last Saturday , his
height should havo.benn , reported llvo feet
elx inches Instead 01 JJJK feet three Inches.
Hotel ForjWooil Lnko.
WOOD LAKE , Neb. , March 15. ( Special
to THIS BiiVood : | Lalto la to have a $2,000
hotel , owned by C. A. Johnson , When com
pleted it will be a nice two-story frame , and
a credit to the town. The foundation is laid
and thu building Will be completed soon.
Laird Much Itettnr.
LINCOLN , Neb. , . March 15. [ Special Tele
gram to THE HKB.I Word roaches Lincoln
to-night direct from Washington that Con
gressman Laird U much bettor and that the
late reports regarding Ins health are untrue ,
It Is also stated that ho will return homo in
a very few days.
Tlio Firm I2ulni'oa ,
SF.WATUI , N6b. , March 15. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Jarnps. H. Uotv jr editor of the Blade ,
has associated with him in partnership his
two sons , Klmer & Wolby , and the new llrra
is now J. H , UorMi & Sous.
THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION ,
Several Schedules Reported But AH
THE MAIN POINTS IN DISPUTE.
A Crcstou Grocer Disgusts His Cretl-
tors Ity Skipping From the
Country DCS Molucs InTcntcd
Sioux CITV , la. , March 15. [ Spsclal Tele
gram to Tin : BEK. ] The representatives of
the Western Base Ball association have boon
working all day to mukaa schedule. The com
mittee appointed yostcrdav worlccd all night ,
but Its report was summarily rejected this
morning. Another schedule was reported In
the afternoon and nlso rojoctcd. The main
points In the dispute are assignments for
Sunday and holiday games. This afternoon
it was agreed to pro-rate the mileage , nnd
thus ono embarrassing question was settled.
It looks now ns If a schedule could not be
agreed upon before to-morrow.
SIIENASDOAII , la. , Mn-ch 15. [ Special Tel
egram to Tin : BEK.I For some tlmo past
negotiations have been pending looking to
the removal of the western normal colleso
from this place to DCS Molnos. Owing to
the present prosperous condition of the col
lege the accommodations have been entirely
inadequate to supply the needs of the largo
attendance of students , and additional build
ings have become absolutely necessary. The
citizens of this place raised a bonus of $5,000
in cash nnd tendered it to Prof , Croan , tne
superintendent and proprietor of the college ,
if ho would remain. He accepted the pro
position nnd will add several thousand dollars
lars and will commence at once the erection
of additional buildings , which when com
pleted , will give the college accommodation
for about ono thousand students. This
insures to Sheuaiidoah the western normal
college , now the leading Institution of its
kind In tlio west.
Several transfers of real estate were made
nnd several contracts for the erection of
business houses and residences were let
after the close of the negotiations to-day ,
Shonnndoah is and will continue to bo tlio
banner town of southwestern Iowa.
Flro It ! * < .
DES MoiNE.4 , In. , March 15. tSpocial Tclo-
grain to Tin : BEE.Tho | people of Center-
ville , Appanosa county , nro in n state of ex
citement over the presence of llro bugs.
Last Monday will long bo remembered ns
"lire Monday , " no less than seven alarms at
seven dllTcrent.parts of the city occurring
simultaneously from 1'J o'clock to 9 nt night.
It is supposed to bo the work of an incendi
ary and hence the general alarm. Fora
time it seemed as though the whole town
was on fire. Wednesday morning a small
omuty house burned to the grvound. Things
look very suspicious , ns some time during
the night the cash boxes on two of the street
cars standing in the burn were taken from
the cars und robbed of about $20 nnd loft on
a vacant lot in tno vicinity of the lire.
Death of Hon. A. S. Welch.
DC" ! MblNES , la. , March 15. [ Succlal
.Telegram to THE BEE.J Word has been
received in this city of the death at Pasanj
dona , Cal. , of Hon. A. S. Welch , late presi-
dontof the Iowa Agricultural college nt
Arn s. Dr. Welch was a United States sen
ator from Florida soon after the war , and
has since been prominently engaged in edu
cational work. He was at ono time presi
dent of the Michigan Stnto Normal school ,
and came from there to Iowa , and was presi
dent of the agricultural college for fourteen
years , and after resigning remained as pro
fessor of psychology. Ho has been spending
his winter vacation In California , and died
while there. The body will bo brought back
to Iowa for burial.
IOWA'S Oldest Photographer Dcnd.
DUIIUQUE , la. , March 15. [ Special Telo-
grarn to THE BEE. [ Word has been received
hero that Samuel Hoot , a well known pho
tographerof this city , dropped dead from
apoplexy at Rochester , N. Y. Ho was sev
enty years of ago. In early llfo ho opened a
gallery In Now York City , whcnca ho catno
to Dubuque in 1837. At his retirement n few
years ago he was the oldest photographer in
the state , as ho was ono of the oldest In the
country. Ho made the inst picture of Jennie -
nio Lind over taken in this country , nnd hud
daguerreotypes which ho had mudo of Henry
Clay , George W. Curtis , Dr. Albert Barnes ,
Boyurd Taylor , George M. Dallas , Edwin
Forrest and other eminent people.
K. P. Allen Vindicated.
DES MOINE , la. , March 15. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Information has been
received in this city of the release of 13. F.
Allen , Jr. , who was arrested n few months
ago on complaint of the ofllcors of the Wells ,
Fargo & Co. express for an alleged shortage
of accounts. Ho was charged with the em
bezzlement of several thousand dollars while
serving as express messenger on n road in the
southwest. An investigation resulted In the
conclusion that there was not cause for the
case against him , and at the Instance of tlio
attorney who was prosecuting for the express -
press company , nnk the security company
that had given his bond , ho was discharged
from custody at Los Animas , Colo. Young
Allen is u son of B. B. Allen , formerly n
very wealthy bunker of this city and Chicago.
A Grocer Skip ? .
CiiEsrox , la. , March 15. ( Special Tele
gram to THU HIB. : ] John Slmw , u grocery-
man , sold his stock and loft for parts un-
ttnown last night. Marshall Jones levied on
his goods tills afternoon forCroston creditors
for $1,500. Ho has other creditors in Omaha ,
Burlington and St , Louis. Shaw Is lately
from Canada. His family hero nro sur
Thirty-five now members joined the board
of trade lust night.
A Terrlblcs Dentil.
HUIIUNOTON , lu. , March 15. [ Special Telegram -
egram to THE BEE.J Herman Hohlcdcr , a
young man about twenty years of ago , mot a
sudden and terrible death at Amos Bollck's
grist mill In Pleasant Grove towiibhip. about
twelve miles northwest of the city , Wednes
day. Ho was working around the machin
ery when he In some way got caught In the
swiftly llylm ; bolt and was instantly killed.
The Ho ISO ol' CommotiH.
LONDON , March 15 , In the commons this
afternoon Home Secretary Matthews was
questioned with reference to the actions of
Anderson , an ofllclal of the liprno ofllce , who
permitted Lo Caron , the informer , to look
over the whole of the lattor'a past corre
spondence with the homo ofllco authorities
prior to his appearing us a witness before
thu Purnell commission , und to select such
letters us he thought would bo of nervieo to
Hurcourt gave notice that ho would submit
a motion regarding Anderson's conduct on
Ktrnak From I lit ) Riook lilat ,
NKW YOUK , March 15. The Tribune , to
morrow will print the following : A sub.
committee of the stock exchange struck
from the list yesterday 172r.ODO collateral
trust bonds of the Illinois Central railroad ,
to make the list agree with the annual re
port of the company. The annual amount
now outstanding Is $773,000 , and the balance
Is supposed to lie in the COWU UV'B treasury.
EUKOPE'S FINANOItYU OHtSIS.
The Situation AsHiunliiftn More Cheer
ful Aspect ,
i , March 1C. At 5 o'clock this after
noon Comptolr d'Escompto ' shares were
quoted nt H15 francs nnd Socloto dos Motaux
shares nt 01 francs. 23 centimes ; lilo Tlnlos ,
819 francs , UT centimes.
Scvonty-llvo million francs have been
taken out from the Bank of Franco In addi
tion to the 100,000,000 francs advanced to the
Comptolr d'Escompto. This Is supposed to
indicate that other credit deposit banks have
been obliged to discount their paper heavily.
LONDON , March 15. The Comptolr d'Es
compto , copper ring nnd Socicto dcs Motaux
monopolize the attention of financiers , U Is
still hoped that all wilt eventually meet their
liabilities. Although the magnitude of looses
Is appalling , the effect will.bo circumscribed
among those actually Interested. Neither
widespread panic nor general financial
disaster will ensue. The situation is improv
ing nnd the outlook Is bottor. The skepticism
of American imno owners regarding the
uniinlinity of English owners to ac
cept the syndicate's offer Is believed
to have been greatly overcome , the English
and American companies working harmon
iously. The American delegates are expected
In Europe at the end of March , when another
combination under Matholson's auspices will
bo made tollxlho urico and supply at figures
that will enable the Socicto dcs Motaux to
meet its engagements. Thu formation of an
English syndicate would result In the copper
trade returning to England. English capital
celng required to hold the stock. English
agents would be employed to roach the con
Tlio feeling of hostility ngntnst the syndi
cate is growing. The French government
will Introduce in the chambers a bill concern
ing credit societies , the object bolngto prevent -
vent the recurrence of scandals similar to
that of the Comptolr d'Uscompto.
Swansea commercial circles arc agitated
by the report that the American tin plate
consumers' syndicate has offered to purchase -
chase all the tin plate works in South Wales
at Jti,000 ! ! per mill , In order to control the
production , of which America now purchases
thrco-llfths. The object Is to abolish the
largo profits of the middlemen.
The Story tint Windom Wn Over
ruled In Ills Appoint incut ) .
WASHINGTON , March 13. Secretary Win-
dom's attention was to-day called to a news
paper statement thut ho was overruled In
the matter of the appointment of Assistant
Secretary Bachollor. The story was that ho
had tendered the place to Coon ; that the
latter had accepted and that the appointment
of Bachcllor was in direct opposition to his
wishes. It Is further stated that Bachcllor
' as Plait's man , " would have charge of the
treasury patronage. Mr. Windom said ho
did not usually notice newspaper criticisms ,
but this was so unfair and misleading that ho
did not like to lot It go unchallenged. As
n matter of fact , ho said , the president had
specially referred this appointment to him
nnd had acted in accordance with his
recommendation in appointing Bachellor. It
was true that Coon had been considered in
connection with this ofllce. It was never
tendered him , however , ana consequently he
had not accepted it. The appointment oT
Bachollor was made after careful considera
tion , nnd was in no sense u reflection upon
Windom said it was absurd to say that any
assistant secretary would have control of the
treasury appointments. That was a matter
entirely in the hands of thu president and
himself , and was not likely to bo relegated
to any ether ofllcial. The secretary said thut
so far as ho knew , Bachollor could not bo
considered anybody's "man. "
A-Rnrlous Blow-to the Coal Trade.
PiTTsnimo , Pa. , March 15. The failure of
the miners and operators to agrco oh a scale
of wages at the Columbus convention , and
the dissolving of the inter-state agreement ,
are regarded us constituting one of the most
serious blows to the coal Irado in Pillsburg
received for several years. The operators
from this region returned homo to-day. They
say that the failure to agrco means thut each
operator will hereafter act for himself , und
that means the cutting of the selling price of
coal nnd mining , and possibly strikes. They
also say that the breaking up of the Inter
state agreement was not only du6 to the In
diana 'and Illinois operators , but to the
rivalry between the progressive union of
miners and the Knights of Labor.
Crooked County Olliulali.
IXDiAX.vi'OMS , March 15. Philip M.Gapcn ,
treasurer of the insanO hospital board , was
nrrcsted on a grand jury capias charging
him with embezzlement. The amount in
volved Is S3.000. Gapen loaned Sullivan , the
defaulting county treasurer , $4,700 of the
county funds , § 700 of which was paid , but n
check for the remainder , .signed by Sullivan ,
came back protested. Gapen brought suit
against the Sheridan National bank to re
cover $ , ) ,000 , claiming that thu bank con
verted the money to its own use. Gapcn was
released on $3,000 bonas. It is reported that
u partial investigation of Stitlo Treasurer
Lomcko's manner of loaning funds to John
E. Sullivan has also been made by the grand
jury , and it will go further into the matter
at it's next sitting.
Tlio Now Torpedo Bout.
WASHINGTON , March 15. Encouraging re
ports come to the navy department respect
ing the torpedo boat now building at the
Hcrrcschoff works , In Rhode Island. The
inspectors pay that the material used is of
n high quality and tlio work of good char
acter. The contractors expect to complete
the boat by Juno 1 , which Is the date fixed In
the contract. The boat is red til red to make
twenty-two knots an hour , und any de
ficiency on this s-oro will subject the con
tractors to penalties , whllo for any excess
nbovo iwenty-liirco knols ihoy will recelvn n
bonus. If tlio new craft the first of its kind
in American ship buildldg fills the require
ments , of which there Is little doubt , it will
bo the fleetest boat in the United States , and
fully equal to any possessed by the European
Koinctlilnir of u
\ViNNino \ : , Man. , Marcil 15 , A dispatch
from West Selkirk , Man. , says : Tnscottims
been capturea near Lake Winnipeg.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , March 15. A Winnipeg
special give the following statement of the
capture of Taseott : Some Indians arrived
by a dog train at 2 o'clock to-day at West
Selkirk , a place twenty miles from this city ,
conveying the news that Taseott , the mur
derer of Sncl ) , the Chicago millionaire , had
been captured on l.ako Winnipeg by Chicago
cage detectives , who , accompanied by rela
tives of the murdered man , huvo been fol
lowing n clue with the result stated for the
imst few weeks. They arrived near here
just after Tascott loft his work to go , ho said ,
to Dakota , They nro now reported to be on
their way to this city with the captured
Will Hod not ) the Nebraska Union ,
CHICAGO , March 15 , At a meeting of the
western and northwestern divisions of tlio
Western Freight association lo-duy , the Chicago
cage & Northwestern gave notlco of Its In
tention to ieduce all freight rates from No-
brnslm points to Dulutli to the same bails
now charged to Chicago , This announce
ment caused qulto a stir , the Burlington
declaring that If nuch action U taken It
would reduce rates from Nebraska points to
Chicago. The olTcct of the proposed action
of the Northwestern will bt ) to divert the
trufllo to Dululh that would otherwise come
to Chicago , und this the Burlington does not
expect to submit to , There is dome appre
hension that u war of ratoj will be the out
come of the dispute.
Justice Mntthewx' Condition.
WASHINGTON , March 15.At 10 o'clock the
condition of Justice Mauhmys U repotted ui
considerably Improved ttmcb lust evening.
No unfavorable nyutploms appeared during
the day ,
OUTCORVJB AND INSIIOOTS ,
How They Puzzled , the Bloomln. '
ENGLISH CRICKETERS AMAZED ,
Ono Son of Albion Thought nn Out *
Drop Wna Coining Straight
For lllw Itlawatcil
Alison's Pets lu English Pastures.
ICofiyrtaM 1SS ! ) JIM Jiime.i Ganlfin flom'tM
HiusTOi. , March 15. | Now York Herald
Cnblo Spcclul to TUG BHE.I The Chicago
and tlic All America's played b.ill to-day
upon ono of thu most beautiful criclcot ovnls
In England , that of the Gloucester County
Crlckut elub In this city , of which Dr. A. G.
Qrtico Is the president , uiul his brother , M.
E. M. Grace , the secretary. The teams loft
London for Bristol tills morning In u special
saloon c.ir , mid thoroughly enjoyed the ilo
llghlfultrlp of three hours through this most
picturesque district of England. On the nr-
rival of the teams in Bristol they were mot
nl the station by a conunlUco of four , com
posing the Duke of Beaufort , Dr. Qruco anil
Messrs. 10. Clarcnco nnd Henry Boloo , of thu
Gloucester County Cricket club. They wcra
ilrlven to the Gruntl hotel in four horsa
drags , nnd snt down to mi elaborate luncheon
in the hotel banquet linll. Auson was seated
on the left of the Duke of Beaufort , and
Spnldlng on his right. Among.thoso present
were Dr. Grace , his brother , Mr. Lorln A.
Lnthroptho American consulM.A.J.Lumson ,
president of the Bristol chamber of com
merce , and other well Jmown residents of
Gloucestershire. The toasts drank were
"tho queen , " "tho president of the United
State.0 , " and "tho American base ball
teams. " To the latter toast Mr. Snaldlng
replied happily , and in the course of his ro-
marlis gave n humorous description of the
parties' tribulations through Italy , Franco
and Egypt , where foreign tongues were
spoken and caused no end of trouble. Thrco
cheers were given by the boys for their hosts
before adjourning , and then came the pleas-
mil drive to the grounds. The day was clear
but cold , nnu the boys' lingers were very
stiff. Accordingly , the gnmo was not a bril
liant one , but the crowd was appreciative
and applauded all the plays liberally , The
duke of Beaufort and the Indies watched tha
game from the picas bench insldo the en
closure. Baldwin and Tenor were both suf
fering with severe colds , and Auson put
Ryan in the box. Hanlon , to oven things ,
pitched Brown , and let the All America boya
change about. But seven innings were
played , in order that the prominent cricket
ers present might bo given a clmnco to test
the delivery of an American bnso hall
Ditcher. The Chicago piled up the runs from
the very start , without any trouble
the break In the All America In and out
field : ! proving fatal , while Brown In addition
was hit freely and hard at the close of the
game. The Chicago team kept in position ,
and Dr. Grace and other prominent criakctcra
tried their hands at butting Hyan and Crano.
The latter did his prettiest and amazed the
orioUotcrs with liis suaad und his drops
shoots and raises , but what mazed the
cricketers most was the out drop. Dr. I. . ;
Grace thought the ball was coining for his
nose , and stepped back only to sou it sud
denly turn nr.d dropjto the ground several
feet to the side of the plate. The pitching
was a revelation to the cricketers , and
greatly amused and Interested the crowd.
The team returned to London at seven.
Spaldlng , Anson and llanlon remained ,
however , till midnight to dine with Dr.
Grace. The farowall London game takes
place to-morrow at the Lo.yton grounds.
Following is a detailed summary of the
game at Bristol on March 15 :
Chicago , 10 : All America , 3.
Earned runs -Chicago I ) , All America 1.
First base on errors Chicago 4 , All Amer
ica : i.
Left on bases Chicago 1 , All America ! ) .
Total base hits Chicaco 11-All America 4.
Two base hits Healy 1 , Daly 1.
Thrco base hits None.
Homo runs Nono.
First base on balls Off Brown4off Uyan3.
Stolen bases Kyjn , Pellit , Pfeffor (2) ( ) ,
Toner , Baldwin , Daly ( II ) , Hanlon , Fogarty
Hit b.v pitched ball Hcdly Hanlon , Toner
First base on illegal delivery Noao.
Struck out By Brown 1 , by Kyuu 1.
Double plavs llvan mid PfclTcr.
Passed bails Anson 1 , Karlo 1.
Wild pitches Mono.
Chicago 1 .12210 1 10
All America 0 1 3 U 0 ( I 0 3
AH. u. mr. ro. A. B.
Ryan , p 0 7
Pettit , rf 0
Sullivan , I/ 5 JJ 2 0
Anson , c 5 0 0 2 0
Proffer , lib -1 1 2 0
Tenor , isf 0
Burns , ill ) 1
Baldwin , Ib 2 2 1 1
Daly , ss 2 4 y 0
Totals . . . 85 10 10 27 12 4
AM , AMUKICA.
\n. 11. mi. i'O , A. B !
Han'on , nf ! ! 1 I 0 0 0
Brown , p.vrf 2
Carroll , lb.U5 0
Wood , ub : i o o o a 0
Fogarly , rfsss 0
Manning , 2b ! 1 0 1 1 1 1
Karlo , c 1
Hi-aley , If 1 1 0 0
Crane , BS.VU 1
Totals 27 3 21 11 G
Time of game 1 : 'M. Attondanoo 1,000. ,
ICmnirlvM l&SZlni Jnmx ( lordnn
lloMi : , March 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tim UKIS. ] The Am
erican pilgrims arrived at n quarter past 3
p. in , to-day. Bishop Wogger Is suffering
from rheumatism and n severe cold. All of
the rest arc well. All the priests said muss
at the shrine of St. Francis , and mo t of the
laity received the sacrament. They remain
hero nlno daj.s.
Pnruolllni ; Out tlio
FIIANCISCO , March 15 , A gentleman
now In this city claims to huvo reason ! ) for
knowing the Inwardness of the Sauioun com
plication. Ho buys that the trouble Is or.ly
the outcome of a policy long slnco agrncd
upon between England , France and Ger
many. LayhiL' minor features aside. Now
Caledonia was to bo allotted to
Franco , Samoa to Germany , and the
Hawaiian Islands to England , Many
urgumcntH uro advanced for the purpose of
showing that the policy of these govern
ments from then until now has boon to gain
possession of those respective islands. The
guntlnmnn says that the English need some
bpcclul privilege for a station for their Pu-
clllo cable , Negotiations are pending for a
complete purchase of tha whole or ono of the
Hawaiian islands by English parlies. O'hls
will bo news to people of Honolulu us well
as In the United States.
Noi Preparing For War.
.March 13. It i olllclally denied
that AusVrli Is iwpjrluy tor war with
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