Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 19, 1889, Image 1

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Mr. Lin ton Thinks tbo Farnam
Grade Insurmountable.
"While Ho Think * tlio Eighteenth
btrcet Location the Moro
Sightly The End Not
Vet , However.
WASHINGTON. D. C. , March 18. I
Special Agent Llnton , of the treasury de
partment , who was sent to Omaha to examine
the different sites offered for the proposed
now government building , prepared his re
port on Saturday , but did not hand it to As
sistant Secretary Maynard until to-day. Mr.
l.inton says in his report that the sites offered
on the south of Farnam street being out of
the line of the progress of business nro not
entitled to serious consideration. The sites
between Farnam and Douglas streets and
west of Eighteenth street , while presenting
the most prominent locations offered , in point
of elevation , are objoctloaablo on account of
that fact , as the Increase of grade be
tween Sixteenth nud Eighteenth streets ,
only two squares , is thirty-four
feet and thirty-ono feet when
Twentieth street is reached. Ho therefore
recommends the silo known ns "block SO , "
on the corner of Sixteenth aud Dodge streets ,
which is offered nt the maximum amount ap
propriated , namely MOO.OOO. This block is
known as the Folsom block , and owlnc to
the serious opposition which has been raised
to its selection on vho part of the leading
business men of Omaha , it is probable that
something will be heard to drop before the
final selection is made. Secretary Wmdom
has not yet received the rBport. Secretary
Maynard said to THE BEE correspondent ,
when he called upoil him late this afternoon ,
that the report would go to Secretary Win-
dom immediately , ns ho was the person to
decide the points in controversy. Secretary
AVindoui is up to his cars in work. Ho has
several similar cases before him , notably
that of the slto in Buffalo , which
was rejected bv Secretary Falrchild
after a year's delay , on the
last day of his official term. Owing to this
fact it is Improbable that anything will bo
done toward the final selection of a slto for
Omaha for several days.
The following paragraph from the Evening
Star refers to ex-Governor Stone , of Iowa :
"A tall , elderly man , clad in black , has be
come a familiar figure about the interior de
partment during the past week. Ho spends
a good deal of time in the onlce of Land
CommissIouorSlocksluger. Ho is a pleasant ,
chatty old man and talks freely with everyone
ono ho meets. In this way everybody has
learned that ho Is going to bo appointed
commissioner of the general land ofllce. The
entire congressional delegation of his state ,
of which , by the way , ho was some years
ago governor , ho says are behind
him and it Is only a question of a few days
before his name will bo sent to the senate.
In the meanwhile ho is getting acquainted as
rapidly as possible with the work of the land
ofllco and tbo duties of the various chiefs of
divisions. Ho stops the latter when ho meets
them In the corridors nnd asks them about
their work , and ho questions clerks and
messengers , and when his appointment
comes ho will probably bo quite familiar
with tbo business of tbo olllcc. The other
day his wife came down to the department
nnd carefully insnectcd the ventilation of the
room occupied by the commissioner. The
old man is now known to all the employes of
the office , and when the other day ho fell
asleep in the room of tbo assistant land com
missioner , while looking over some of the of
ficial orders , tbo clerks as they passed gazed
curiously in through the open door at the
features of their future chief. "
Representative Funstone , of Kansas , went
to the postonico department to-day and asked
the appointment of a gentleman ho named to
one of the largest offices in his district.
"Where are the papers ! " asked the post
master general.
"There are none to bo filed , " replied the
representative. "I have them at my room ,
nnd recommend this man to bo appointed. "
"Aro there any other candidates ! " asked
Mr. Wananiaker.
"Several. "
"Well , send mo down all the papers and I
will look them over before I make the ap
pointment , "
"That has not been customary , " was the
reply. "Tho department has always per
mitted the congressman to make tlio recom
mendation and has held him responsible. Ho
knows moro about the district and the sign
ers to the petitions than the postmaster gen
eral. "
"It is our rule , " said Mr. Wananiaker.
sternly , "to call for nil the papers nnd exam
ine them before making an appointment. "
It is very likely that wo will select your
man. "
Mr. Funstone declined to submit the papers ,
holding that it was the prerogative of the
congressman to select the man ho wanted
among the several candidates for oftlces
within his district , and that if the postmaster
general overruled his recommendation ho
would fight him in the senate , In tbo house
of representatives nnd on the street. Mr.
Wanamaiter , In reply , said that the post
master general proposed to snare the re
sponsibility , and did not intend to act merely
as a clerk to fill out commissions as the con
gressmen called for them. Mr. * Funstono
appealed to the president , but the latter sus
talncd the postmaster general , and said the
rule would bo strictly enforced. There is a
good deal of excitement among congressmen
in consequence.
The nomination of Mr. Samuel R. Thayer ,
of Minnesota , to bo envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary of the United States
to the Netherlands , was as much of a sur
prise to Secretary Hnlford when it was an
nounced this afternoon as to any ono else.
Mr. Halford said that he met Mr. Thuycr in
nu unusual place. It was during his tour
over the Alps of Switzerland something moro
than a year ago , and the two met while
ascending Mount Blanc. Ho bad scon him
since , ho said , but hud no Idea that ha was
an applicant for an ofllce , and was somewhat
surprised when ho read his name in the list
of nominations sent to the senate to-day. Mr.
Thayer is said to bo a gentleman of means ,
who will do credit to the United States in a
social way at the court of tha king of the
Netherlands. There are no diplomatic , nego
tiations of great Importance pending between
the two countries , only some slight misun
derstanding growing out of the exaction of
tonnage tax previous to the proclamation is
sued by President Cleveland a year ago. Mr.
Thayer is sjioken of very highly by people
from Minnesota.
William W , Thomas , Jr. , who was to-day
appointed from Mama as envoy extraordi
nary and minister plenipotentiary of the
United States to Sweden and Norway , was
at ono time consul general at Stockholm.
During that time ho succeeded In bringing
over a largo Swcdlsn colony , which were lo
cated in Holton , Me. Later he was ap
pointed to tbo position to which ho has been
reappointcd to-day , and while there acquired
a very thorough knowledge of the Scandina
vians , and married n Swedish lady , During
tha late campaign he had. engagements to
speak In all the largo Scandinavian settle
ments of the northwest , notably in Minnesota
seta and Uakota. It is said that there are
1.110,000 Swedes nnd Norwegians in the
United States , and that they were almost
unanimous in. expressing the wish that Mr.
Thomas might be appointed ,
Mr. WillGun u. jiujH- ! } , Of the Minneapo
lis i rlbuue , was an applicant for this posl
tlon , and telegraphed last week to some of
the Minnesota delcpation atking their in
norsemrnt , but ho was too late. The dclcga
tion had already indorsed Mr. Thomas. Ills
nppolntmcnt will prove extremely satisfac
tory to all the American citizens of Svuudl
navlan birth.
Tlio m'mlMiUoii of Mr. Edward J. Kur
hedt to be marshal of the United States for
he eastern district of Louisiana , is the first
ictorj for the now republican regime in
Imtsutf. There was a contest over the
ifllco between ex-Senator William Pitt Kol-
egg on the ono hand nnd Congressman-
elect Colcman on the other. Colcman
claimed the right to name appointees for the
ho state of Louisiana , on the ground that ho
vas the only republican representative for
the state , Mr. ICcllotcg admitted that so far
ns the district in which Mr. Coleman lived
was concerned , he ought to have jurisdiction ,
but ho claimed that as ho ( Kellogg ) had been
elected senator on the republican ticket , ho
ought to have something to say In the ills-
rlbutlon of the patronage of the state at
argo. Mr. Colcman recommended Kurshcdt
for the marshal.shlp , while Colcman backed
another man. The success of Colcman indi
cates that the president proposes to listen to
the advice of the congressman rather than
to the ox-senator.
President Harrison is not prone to make
promises. Many times sinceho has become
: ho occupant of the whlto house onlcc seek
ers have urged him to promlso tin appoint
ment , but ho has steadily refused to do so.
The other day ho made up his mind to nn-
lioint a man who did not want to file his ap
plication papers unless ho was promised the
appointment. After pressing his claim very
persistently and showing good reasons why
iio did not want to place his papers on
( ltd unless tliero wns a specific prom
ise of the placo. the applicant was
about to withdraw from the
presence of the president , saying
as he did so that ho could not afford to make
a record of his aspirations while there was
the slightest probability of his appointment
not being mado. "You may put your papers
on file" said the president , "and I assure you
that I will give them very early action. Just
what I will do you cannot learn at this time.
I have mudo up my mind that I shall make
no promises. I do not propose to have peo-
pla going around on the street saying that I
have lied about appointments or any
thing else. During the administration of
Hayes , Garfield , Arthur and Cleveland ono
could meet men almost anywhere about
Washington declaring that the president had
lied to them , that ho promised them places
and had not kept his pledge. I am determined
this thing shall never bo saldtof mo. "
Representative Dorsey has secnred the ap
point of the following postmasters in the
Third Nebraska district : W. E. KerrSIlvcr
Creek"E. : C. Burns , Scrlbncr ; A. B. Cherry ,
Armada ; R. B. Cregu , Corbln ; Norman
Jackson. Wallace : L U. Davenport , Newport -
port ; Lester B. Hill , Mason City ; I. H.Nilcs ,
Ravenna ; Christ S. Rohrer , Fort Calhoun ;
Peter W. Boges. Stuart ; Thomas L.'Dixon ,
Chirks ; Ezra J. . Gollocly , Chapman ; William
S. Hayes. New Helena ; Joseph Hauscman ,
Plain Valley ; Mrs. A. Mclntyre , Reno ;
Jackson B. Empfield , Ryno ; John P. Yost ,
North Bond.
Ex-Senator and Mrs. Van W.vck , of Ne
braska , have returned to the city and are
once more at their old home , 1SOO Massachu
setts avenue. The contemplate making cx-
tousivc additions tojthc house.
The Third "Week Opens With Morton
In the Chair.
WASHINGTON , March 18. In the senate the
third week of the called executive session
opened this morning with the vice-president
in the chair.
Resolutions were offered and referred to
.he committee on contingent expenses au
thorizing the committee on woman suffrage
and on additional accommodations for the
library to sit during the recess. The resolu
tion heretofore offered by Mr. Gibson for the
appointment of a select committee on rela
tions with Mexico and Central America was
taken up.
After considerable debate the resolution
was referred to the committee on commerce
and the senate proceeded to executive busi
ness.When the doors were reopened the senate
proceeded to the consideration of the resolu
tion heretofore offered by Mr. Call for the
appointment of a select committee on the re
lations of the United States with Cuba and
other West India islands. The discussion
turned on the question of the competency of
the senate , when sitting In called executive
session , to enter upon the performance of
legislative functions.
Gray inado a short argument against it.
Sherman said that precedents on that
all turned , not on the uower of the senate to
do so , but whether It was desired and wise
to enter upon legislative questions at an ex
traordinary session. While ho had no objec
tion to the reference of the pending resolu
tion , ho did not think the senate should adopt
any resolution making a charge npon the
treasury or on the contingent fund , but
should , after it had discharged the duties for
which it was called , adjourn.
Without disposing of the question , the
pending motion buing to refer the resolution
to the committee on foreicn relations , the
scnato again proceedejl to consideration of
executive business and at 2:50 adjourned.
Gloomy Reports Cuncerninz the Eor-
elRii Copper Syndicates.
PARIS , March 18. Comptolr d1 Escompto
shares are now quoted at 105 francs. Soclcto
shares at 75 francs , and Rio Tinto shares
at 303 francs , 75 centimes. .
At the close Coinptoir d'Escompto shares
wore quoted nt ICO francs , Societo dcs
Metaux 50 francs , 25 centimes , and Rio Tinto
! ) OG francs , 25 centimes. The bourse is gen
erally firm , especially for Rentes and foreign
NEW YORK , March 18. The Eveulntr Tele
gram says : Cables from Paris and London
point to the utter demoralization of the for
eign copper syndicates. Ono report says
that the Comptolr d' Escompto has liqui
dated , and that no less u ucrsonago than
Mcchand , president of the Bank of France ,
has precipitated the crisis. There is no
lonccr any doubt that the Societo des Metaux
has gene to the wall , and the Comptolr d'
Escompto , per consequence , falls into the
hands of the receiver. The run has bcguu
on the Bank of Paris. The great house of
Tavandce & " Co. , at Mons , has suspended
payments. Their liabilities are away up in
the millions. Morrison Kcokorvlck & Co. ,
to whom 0,000 tons of coupcraro delivered ,
bavo confessed their bankruptcy.
The stock exchange opened firm to-day ,
but prices became- irregular In the afternoon ,
owing to various rumors regarding the So
cieto dcs Metaux and Comptoir d'Escotnpto.
The rumors of a run on the Bank of Franco
were quickly denied , and all markets showed
a bolter tendency at the close.
Tlio Chlii-Klani : Riots.
WASHINGTON , March 18. The secretary of
state has received from Kennedy , United
States consul general at Shanghai , a report
on the recent riot at Chln-lCianp , China. It
appears that on February 5 the consul general
received from Consul Jones , at Chin-Kiang ,
telegraphic news of a riot and threatened at
tack on tbo consulate , and a request for pro
tection. As there was no American man-of-
war immediately available , the British con
sul general was communicated with and an
English man-of-war was started from
Shanghai on February 10 for Chin-Klang.
On that day the British consulate and four
other houses were burned and the oltico of
the American consul general gutted and
looted by a mob of about six hundred , Jones
and his family escaped mjury. These facts
were communicated to every minister at
I'eking. The consul general at Shanghai
also reported that there was a late rumor
that more buildings hud boon destroyed ,
among them the residences of some Ameri
can missionaries.
Oppose AVolley's ( Nomination ,
WASHINGTON , March 8. Considerable op
position Is manifested to the confirmation o !
the nomination ot ewls Wolfloy to bo gov
ernor of Arizona'and It Is said that charges
will bo mudo agulott him for presentation to
the committee on territories. The nature of
these charges , if they exist , cannot' bo
learned , but It it expected that at the next
meeting of the committee n favorable report
will be ordered on his uoiMatloa.
A Bravo Ranchman Who Was Hot
Oowod By a Revolver.
r\vo Burglars Sccuro $70O But nro
Soon After Captured Lecher
ous Scoundrels Died
From Exposure.
Not Afr.ild of a Revolver.
Br.NKEi.MAX , Neb. , March 18. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. 1 Word has been rot
ccivou hero that C. D. Thompson , n ranch
man living forty miles northwest of hero ,
Had an encounter with a Mr. Baker , who , It
is alleged , insulted Thompson's nclcc.
Thompson reproached him for It , whereupon
Baker drew n six-shooter with the evident
Intention of using it. Thompson kicked the
weapon from Baker's hand nnd seizing It
proceeded to beat the brute about the head
nnd face , striking him each time with the
liammcr. His head and face are literally cut
to pieces. His recovery Is doubtful. Public
sympathy Is in favorof Thompson.
AfTnlrs at Coliimbufl.
CotCMnos , Nob. , March IS. ( Special to
THE BEE. ] The farmers of this county nro
busy sowing small grain. The last fall of
snow put the ground in first-class condition.
Nineteen cars of grain wore shipped from
the new town of Monroe last week.
The spring boom has opened up in Colum
bus much earlier this season than last. A
ommittco appointed by the board of trade Is
now at Kearney Investigating the water
power. Should a favorable report bo made
by the committee the business men are will
ing to put up the necessary funds to build a
like canal at this placo.
Thcro has been quito a stir in real estate
the past week. Moro now buildings will be
put up this spring than in any former year.
Sheldon & McDlll nro getting material on
the ground for the erection of three brick
stores on Thirteenth street , 2oxOO feet , three
stories , with plate glass fronts. The Knights
of Pythias will erect a hall , the lower room
to bo used an n postofllco and the upper for
the use of the knighfs. A location is selected
for the site of a new opera house.
HIckok , Halm & Co. will erect a two-story
brick store on the site of their present build
ing to accommodate increasing trade.
M. II. White , who has just returned from
an extensive tour of the Pacific slopov is
moro than over satisfied with Nebraska and
Columbus. Mr. White is a largo land owner
in and near the city. Ho will improve his
property in the city with buildings and prob
ably cut up his suburban property into addi
tions. Mr. White was at ono time in thocat-
tlo business. He \ \ ill now devote his ener
gies to real estate.
Mr. Pollock of the Thurston hotel reports
business good and says ho will need more
room if business Increases.
Corner Stone
BEATIUCE , Neb. , March 18. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE.J A largo crowd attended
the ceremonies of laying the corner stone of
the Episcopal church this afternoon. The
procession to the church was made up of a
drum corps , the Dowitt and Beatrice Ma
sonic lodges , Dawittband , Mt. Hermon com-
mandery , the members of the grand lodge ,
Governor Thayer , J. M. Woolworth , Grand
Master France , Bishop Worthington and the
ofllccrs of Christ church. The corner
stone was laid by the Masonic fraternity , and
contained a large number of the archives of
the church and state , including a copy of
THE DAILY BEE. After the ceremonies at
the church the procession moved to the
opera house , where a number of addresses
were delivered. M. A. Brown gave a his
tory of the church since 18G9. Governor
Thayer spoke of the value of Christianity to
the state and the nation. Chancellor Woolworth -
worth dwelt on the justification of building
handsome churches. Bishop Worthington
closed the services with felicitous remarks
as to the growth , enterprise and beauty of
Beatrice , and commended the Episcopal
church for building so handsome an edifice.
Sonic Peculiar People.
PLATTSMOuin , Neb. , March IS. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] This afternoon
the district court room was thronged with an
expectant crowd awaiting the denouement in
tne trial of William Bringman , of Louisrillc ,
charged with adultery. Bringman , a few
weeks ago , eloped with Miss Lucy Johnson ,
a girl of great personal attractions , who was
working in the Bringman family. They
were overtaken at Kansas City and brought
back. The charge was made at the Instiga
tion of the girl's relatives , aud County At
torney Goring took charge of the case. A
large array of witnesses was brought
by the prosecution to prove that Will
iam Bringman is a married man
with a family of three children , and the
facts of his Lotnario-liko exploit were fully
set forth. The attorney for the defendant
claimed that Bnngman's marriage was not
proven , no documentary or recorded evidence
being produced. Judge Chapman sustained
the claim and instructed the jury accordingly ,
and greatly to the discomfort of the prosecu
tion the case was dismissed. Bringrnan's
wife would not testify , she not being in sym
pathy with the prosecution. Miss Lucy
Johnson , it is said , will shortly bo married to
William Short , a prosperous young farmer
in the neighborhood of Louisville , who has
lovingly forgiven his recreant bnde-oiect.
Fire and Blood.
VALENTINE , Neb. , March 18. [ Special Tel-
egramto Tnc BEE. ] The school house at
Ncnzel , in this county , was burned last
night. U bad just been completed and was
a handsome frauio structure. " Undoubtedly
tbo fire was tbo work of an Incendiary.
Thcro Is much bad blood in this district be
tween different factions. Only last week
Albert Ncnzel. the district treasurer , was
arrested for the embezzlement of $1.000 of
school money which ho had loancil his father ,
who had nxpendcd a largo portion for private
purposes. Ho was bound ovoriu.15,00rt to
the district court. Gcorgo Nenzcl swore out
warrants to-day against tbo Wisser brothers ,
as being the incendiaries. Ono of the broth
ers is an ex-school director. Nenzel built the
school house , and Wisser testified in court
that It in no way filled the contract. The
sheriff left to-night for his prisoners , whoso
many friends do not bellovo them guilty.
Fined for Assault nnd Battiry.
GRAND ISLAND , Nob. , March 18. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Colonel Hammond ,
commandant of the soldiers' home , was fined
(10 and costs in police court for assault and
battery upon Henry Veenkor , an Inmate of
the home. Vccnkor was disorderly and
abusive. Hammond , without the least violence
lence , had him confined in the ( ruard houso.
As soon as released he came down town and
had him arrested. The court hold tnat
while Hammond's action was in compliance
with the rules of the homo , tbo laws of the
state gave him no authority to inflict cor
poral punishment. Hammond appealed tbo
caso. The board recommended Veenkor's
expulsion some weeks ago. but at Ham.
inond's request ho was permitted to remain.
A Murder Trial.
FALLS Cm * , Neb. , March 18. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE.J For the trial of
Frank Clark for the killing of Dr , Hanlon ,
a jury was secured Saturday night and the
trial Is being rapidly pushed. The court
room Is daily crowded with spectators to
bear tbo testimony. The end will not be
reached before the middle of the week.
FALLS Cur , Neb. , March IS. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. ] At a largely at
tended mass meeting of the citizens of this
place to-night it was decided to Instruct the
city council to make needed Improvements
and extensions In ithaf system of water
works. The water snpplyhaa generally been
good and the consumptlqnt of water has so
rantdly Increased that the pump capacity
must bo increased. The council had ex
hausted all means injts command for the im
provement of the system nnd naked nn ex
pression from the taxpayers ns to what
should bo done , with thq result nbovo stated.
Several thousand dollars In bonds will bo
voted. _
A Clnlm AROII I'arnlyzcd.
- H\T Srnutos , Neb. , March 18. [ Special
to Tun BBB. ] For the , past three years n
pettifogger by the namojof R. F. Mllford has
caused the honest settlers a great deal of
annoyance by Initiating contests for blood
money. His favorite method has been to sell
n claim to a stranger for 50 or (75 , agreeing
to carryMt through tlio contest , nnd after
pocketing the money , ho would accept n
bribe from the original claimant to drop the
contest , thus bleeding both parties. Some
months ago the citizens Of Hay Springs held
an indignation mcctlnd and , throuch a com
mittee , warned the scoundrel to desist in his
practice , and for ntvhllo' ho laid low. Satur
day , however , a hard-wprklng farmer named
Latnoroux came to town , and learned that ho
nad been chosen ns a victim , and without
waiting for any explanation picked up the
lone , lank nnd bony scalper and mopped the
floor with him , meantime breaking most of
the office furniture. The old- granger was
the hero of tha day , and many a fellow-
sufferer gathered around him with congratu
_ _ _ _
HoIilreK < 1 Items.
HOLDHEOE , Nob. , March 18. [ Special to
Tnc BBE.J The district court convened at
this place the 14th msU.wlth a small docket
before it. Judge Gaslin presided. It ad
journed the evening of the same day.
Mayor J. N. Clarke , t&o present cashier of
the First National bank.'at . this place , resigns
his ofllco shortly witli'a view of going to
Hastings to accept a position in a bank at
that place.
The Holdrcgo correspondent for the
Omaha Republican made a mistake when he
stated that N. J. Carlson passed a counter
feit $50 bill at the Bank of Lobmls. It was a
counterfeit f. > 0 bill ho exchanged for green
backs of the same amount. Carlson was
arrested hero the Itith inst. nnd brought be
fore Justice Beghtol on the charge of ob
taining money under falsa pretenses. It was
proved ho had tried at other places to get It
changed. Ho was placed under $300 bail.
Two Burglars Captured.
LINWOOD , Neb. , March IS. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] At 8 o'clock this after
noon the Merchants andJFurmors bank was
entered by two burglars. The cashier had
just stepped across the street to the post-
office , his wife being left1 in charge of the
bank. At the time they entered she had
stepped into an adjoining room. One stood
at the bank door while the other sprang over
the high railing and gathered up from the
till gold , silver nnd currency amounting to
? TOO.
Both wore captured and' all the money re
covered excepting ? 100. Ou preliminary ex
amination the prisoners gave the names John
Summers and Charles Henry. Both are
puny and of medium stature. Not being
able to glvo bonds they were committed to
Two Lecherous Scoundrels.
N , Neb. , March 18. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Br.E.JTnst .north of Children
about two weeks ago , two men applied for
work at a farmer's by the name of John
Martin. Mr. Martin informed them that ho
was about to start east , and that they could
stay and take care of bis stock in his ab
sence. They arranged to stay , and Mr. Mar
tin went east leaving his wife and little girl
ten years old. The day before yesterday
Mrs. Martin came to Chadron nnd stayed all
night. The two men In her absence ravished
the little girl. Men are in pursuit of the
fiends , and If they are caught they will un
doubtedly stretch hemp. They prove to bo
two rounders who have been hanging around
the town this spring.
Chantnuqun Assembly at Crete.
CUETE , Neb. , March 18. [ Special to THE
BEE.J The eighth annual session of the NoJ
braska assembly will bo held at Crete , from
Juno 27 to July 0 , 1SS9.
The Nebraska assembly has its constituj
ency throughout the state , and with many in
western Iowa. Chnutauquans would not
tninic tbo year complete without the mutual
greetings , round tables , vesper services , and
inspiration they get at Crete. But for Chau-
tauqua and what it represents , the assembly
would never have been founded. A hearty
invitation is extended to alt Chautauquaus to
spend the entire time of the session in the
groves on the banks of the Big Blue river at
Crete. _
flloro Water.
VATtfNE , Neb. , March 18. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Advices received
from Lincoln from Sehntor Cornell and the
auditor state that the history of the > Valentino
tine water bonds is porrect , in accordance
with the statutes , and the bonds will bo
registered and placed 'on the market. The
amount is 58,400 , which will glvo Valeatine a
splendid supply of1 fresh water from the
Mmncchaduza creek. Tne contract has been
lot to the United States Wind , Engine and
Pump company , of Omaha , to bo completed
by Juno.
Died From Kxpositro.
Aununv , Neb. , March 18. [ Soscial to THE
BEE. | John Wixton , n middle aged man
who has boon hanging around the saloons
hero nil winter , was found dead in the
streets of South Auburn early this morning.
The coroner's jury .returned u verdict of
death from exposure , as there were no evi
dences of violence on his person and ho had
been out in the storm all night. He has no
relatives in this part of the country , and is
supposed to bo single ; -
A Buslnesi Chun ice.
CRA.IO , Nob. , March 18. [ Special to THE
BEE. | The firm of Mopeyhan & Frary , deal-
orsin general merchandise at this place , have
dissolved partnership ! & E. Frary retiring
and J. H. Monoyhan continuing the business.
To-day E. E. Frary Ixnjfht the general mer
chandise stock of W. Boll. nnd will make
largo additions to thcock / ( , Bell retiring' .
Fcru'Sbtcs. '
Penv , Neb. , March 18. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] The senior cldsabf the state normal
school , consisting 'of 'nne ) members , deliv
ered their theses Saturday evening to a large
and attentive uudioned.
Captain Webber , of tb'a , university cadets ,
is hero giving the normal cadets a few points
on military drill. _ ' .
' - -
i Trial.
DAKOTA Cnr , Web.fMBfch 18.-Speclal [ Tel
egram to TUB BBe.J-Mtls now understood
that J. M. Sovcrson'9 trial for the murder of
Marshal League at 'Jackson on the 23d of
last December , will como up next week.
This will inauo several important cases for
this term , among which are a 130,000 libel
suit , a t-JU,000 broach of promise suit , two
burglaries and one highway robbery.
CHAUIIOX , Neb. , jrtarch 18 , [ Special Tele
gram * to THE HE . | Tno small grain Is
about all sown in la\vos county. The acre
age is much trreatcr than last year. It is esti
mated that four .limes as much grain bus
been sown this year as lastThe" wcathor
has been flao for three .weeks , and grass is
starting. * "
Honest Mole JIurtly Dead.
NEW OIILBAKS La. , March 18. John G.
Hardy , familiarly known as "Honest Jack
Hardy , " one of the best known snorting men
in the country , died suddenly to-day of par
alysis of the brain.
It BosumoB Its Hearing In the Matter -
tor of Export Ratog.
Judge Cooley AViirns the Ilnllrontlu
Not to Arrogate to Them *
selves the Power ofllo
dressing Wrongs.
The Imw Must Bo Obeyed.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The mtcr-stato
commerce commission to-day resumed Its
Hearing In the matter of export rates and the
methods adopted by the trunk lines In com
puting them. The gist of evidence was that
with few oxceptlous the Inland published
rates hud not for some months been main
tained. Some of the roads had made an
effort to maintain them , nnd in consequence
had practically lost their export business.
General Manager Hayes , of the Wabash
Western , was called. Ho said his road had
not for some time maintained n uniform in
land rate , and that their Inland export rates
were often less than their domestic sea
board rate. It seemed to bo the universal
opinion of the foreign managers present that
a uniform through export tariff could not be
maintained , ns in that case the railroads
would bo at the mercy of the steamship com
panies. But the opinion was as general that
a full inland rate could bo maintained , ns
contemplated by law , and that n faithful ob
servance of the law would result In good to
all concerned.
Chairman Cooley said to the managers , in
part : It is very manifest tnat things have
been going on hero that should stop at once.
Wo must compliment Mr. Hayes for coming
forward and stating frankly just what the
facts were as regards his own road. Wo
should have been bettor satistlcd if a like
course had been taken by all the others.
They ought all to do what no doubt Mr.
Hayes will do , namely , endeavor to
comply with the law. Hero Is
the law , and it is not
with you to say to us that there nro practical
obstacles in the way of complying with it.
that you would Inso business by so doing , and
all that sort of thing. AVe are not concerned
in that. Wo do not wish to do anything to
make you lose business. At the sumo tlmo
we cannot accept it as a valid cxcuso that if
you obey the law you will thereby lese busi
ness. The lime ought to bo considered as
gone by when a manager can como to us and
say , 'I named this rate , and I did
it regardless of law because my competitor
had done the same thing. ' Thcro is no cx
cuso for that practice. If wrong is done by
one road to the Injury of another , the proper
remedy or redress Is not to duplicate the
wrong , but to go before the committee In au
thority , whether it bo the commission or a
voluntary association , with a complaint of
the wrong. Ono crime in railroad circles is
no more to bo excused by another than one
theft is to bo justifled by another. "
Judge Cooley announced that for certain
southern roads that had asked for a hearing
a continuance of the investigation for two
weeks had been granted. The commission
did not wish to express an opiaion that
would affect the intcrestsof those roads until
they had been fully heard , but la the mean
time the practices in the north which have
all appeared unjustifiable should not bo con
tinued. "I trust , " " ho added , "that alter
saying so much wo shall not , two weeks
hence , have complaints brought to us that
those practices have been going on. In tbo
meantime tbo parties must not take
redress of wrongs into thoirown hands when
the legality of wnat tLoy complain of is. to
say the least , very doubtful. They ought
also to remember that whtlo wo continue
this case for two weeks the law is not sus-
pendcd. That remains in force as well as its
penalties. "
Coiioy Island nnd Other Slimmer Re
sorts Sutler by the Storm.
Nnw YOUR , March 18. [ Special Telegram
to.Tun BEE. ] Though the city and bay were
not roughly visited yesterday by the winds'
and ram which had been expected , reports
from the coast wore full of unpleasant Inci
dents. The southern Long Island shore ,
from Far Rockaway to Coney Island , was
severely smitten by the heavy sea and high
tides , and damage , in many cases irrepara
ble , was done to the summer retreat of all-
the-year-round New Yorkers. The storm wa
followed'by a hard blow Sunday along the
Jersey coast from Key East to Seabright.
From Asbury Partt to Seabright an
alarming condition of things exists. Be
tween Monmouth Beaoh and Lowmoor
the damage reached its highest point , de
stroying many cottages at the Highlands of
Noverslnk. The sea was over the track of
the New Jersey Southern ralhvay and of
the Central railroad of Now Jersey , running
into the Shrewsbury river. The railroad
track was torn and twisted by the angry
waves into all sorts of shapes. The heavy
stones placed twp ; > years ago in the stone Jet
ties , designed us a protection , were tossed
about by the waves like corks and a number
of them were piled upon the tracks and plat
form of the station at Highland Beach. The
railroad track is torn up for a distance of
more than a mile , while it is covered with
sand to the depth of several feet for some
distance. The lower end of Coney Island
was badly demoralized. The asphalt road-
wav looked as though several volcanoes had
had repeated eruptions oeneath it and
each had done excellent work.
This asphalt averages six inches in
thickness , but sections of it thirty feet
square , piled up at an interesting variety of
angles , were not uncommon. In a general
way , it may bo said that Saturday night's
storm destroyed , for a distance of fifty feet
inland , COO feet of property in the Brighton
Beach neighborhood , most of which was at
the cost of the Brighton Beach hotel people.
Last spring they moved the hotel back from
the ocean some 500 feet. The hotel is now
surrounded by ponds of salt water varying
from six inctics to two feet In depth. * The
Ocean house , wnlch was moved last spring
2SO feet from the ocean , Is also surrounded
by water.
An Oj-Hter Pirate's Trial.
BAI.TIMOIIE , Md. , March 18. The trial of
Captain Bcachamp , of the the oyster boat
Bechamp , for cruelty to sailors under his
command , which began in the United States
district court to-day , brought out some start
ling statements. John Kavalck , a sailor ,
stated that the captain had offered to in
crease his pay if ho would consent to throw
two Worthless hands overboard. This testi
mony produced u decided effect pn these
present. Kavalck told how the captain beat
John Sterner with u stick of wood without
provocation and forced him to work when
his foot was so sere that ho could not put it
to the ground. Kavalek said that the fare
consisted mostly of half-spoiled beans , wsth
sometimes cabbage and meal ,
Denver's I'rlzo Idiot ,
CIIKTCNNE , Wyo. , March 18. [ Special
Telegram to THE Br.nJ A sensational mar.
riago took place hero this evening , the con
tracting parties having como hero from Den
ver to evade the Colorado statutes. The
groom Is Natbanlal S. Ames , a white man.
and the bride Lizzie C. Cross , a colored
woman. Ames has lived In Denver several
years. Ho is a property holder , living at
Fremont street and Colfax avenue , His wife
has been employed as a chambermaid at a
Denver hotel for the past three months , dur
ing which time the courtship has been going
The Fiio Record.
PEOHU , 111. , March 18. Fire this morning
destroyed the large four-story brick building
on Adams street , occupied by Coiustock Si
Avery as a furniture btorc. Loss f 100,000.
Insurance unknown.
American IMlRrixnn Courteously nnd
Cordially Itccclrcd nt ttio Vntlcrm.
tCopi/rfcht JSSO tiu James Oonton llenntlt. ]
HOME , March 18. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tn r. BEE. ] At noon to-day
the holy father received the American pil
grims. They were divided Into three sections.
The priests were received In the throne
room , the layman In another and the ladles
n n third room.
Never was n reception more enthusiastic
or moro cordial. As the holy father np-
iiroachcd the pilgrims ho addressed them as
they knoltln a most friendly and loving man
ner. No father could bo moro loving or nf-
fcctlonato to his children. Ho spoke In Ital
ian as follows :
"Bravo Americans , You nro first to visit
the holy land , the place In which out Lord
Jesus Christ suffered and died. Other nations
such ns France , Sualn , Italy , Germany nnd
others have from tlmo to tlmo formed pil
grimages to the holy places , but Americans
tinvo been rather slow in organizing bands of
pilgrims. I trust that after this first pil
grimage others will follow , but even this is
not enough. It is my desire that missions be
established there. The Franciscans have
for some tlmo taken charge of the holy
places and they nro doing all they can to
iromoto devotion towards them. Again I
say that I am very glad that you have given
the first Impetus to these plgrlmages , and I
liopo that you will have a prosperous Journey
nnd n safe return. "
Coming to the banner of the pilgrimage
and looklnc nt the eagle and American flag
painted upon it ho said : "That is the stand
ard of a bravo and free people , nnd I hope
God will bless them and enable them to
maintain their freedom. "
Various religious articles held by the pil
grims were blessed , and all the requests for
Indulgence most generously granted. Each
pilgrltrf fervently and reverently kissed the
ring and hands of the sovereign pontiff. At
the end ho bestowed upon all the apostolic
blessing , the priests in n body giving re
sponses , Ho gave each ono the faculty of
imparting apostolic benediction to his con
gregation. At their exit from the presence
of the holy father each pilgrim was presented
with a silver medal of the holy father en
closed In a handsome locket. All came from
the Vatican palace very enthusiastic. Ono
who knows says there never was any rcreiA
tion moro loving or moro friendly than that
given to the American pilgrims.
After the audience the pilgrims adjourned
in n body to a neishboring photograph gallery -
lory whore the whole group , with the pil
grims' body in the background and the stars
and stripes floating proudly over them , was
taken. .
A 1'ennsylvaniii Minister's Views on
CIIAMOEKSIIUIIO , P.I. , March 18. The Daily
Spirit publishes this evening a letter from
Rev. Cyrus Cert , pastor of the Reformed
church of Grccncastle , and ono of the ablest
ministers in the southern portion of the
state , In which he clearly defines his jrasition
on the prohibition amendment question. Ho
writes :
'As long as I hold my present orthodox :
views respecting the inspiration and Integ
rity of God's word. 1 must regard prohibition
as and wrong in principle. I
could not consistently indorse prohibition
without nullifying or perverting many parts
and passages of the sacred scriptures.
and nt the same time running
counter to what I consider
the genius and aim of a free constitutional
government. As a practical measure of tem
perance reform prohibition has been largely
a failure , and tends to create a community of
spies , the most abominable state of society
that we can conceive. "
Mary Anderson Overworked.
BALTIMORE , Md. , March IS. Dr. VanBib-
ber , who attended Mary Anderson during
her stay in Baltimore lost week , emphati
cally denies the report that her mind is
affected. "Miss Anderson , " he added , "is
in an abnormally nervous condition from
overwork and insomnia , and is suffering
from nervous trouble that has given her
great pain. She is not suffering from any
mental ailment whatever. "
PiiiLADEU'iiii , March IS. Mary Anderson
is reported to-night to be steadily Improving.
Her brother says that the reports as to Ifer
mental condition are altogether wrong , and
at no time has his sister's mind been affected
by her illness. Now that worry about pro
fessional arrangements has been removed by
tbo cancellation of all dates she is much
better. _ _
Senator Sherman Sued.
PjTTsnuno , Pa. , March 18. A special from
Mansfield says : Senator Sheirnan , this after
noon , was made defendant when the county
treasurer began two actions against him for
unpaid railroad stock cases. The first
case is for $1,74S , duo on personal
stock since 1SS5 , on stock hold by him as
trustee. The property is Pittsburg , Fort
Wayne & Chicago railroad stock , which , by
a recent supreme court decision , is made
taxable the same ns any other stock. The
senator agreed to pay should the test case DO
decided against him , and failed to do so.
Hunting n Liar.
CHEVENNK , Wyo. , March IS. [ Special Tel-
cgram to Cms BEE. ] The grand jury of Al
bany county is investigating the fake sensa
tional stories recently sent out to the press *
of the country from Cheyenno. M. J.
Nichols , manager of the Western UnionJ at
Cheyenne , has been summoned to produce a
telegram which used Philip Brophy's name
in a connection which renders the sender
liable to a charge of criminal libel. It Is
thought that when the grand jury finishes
its work the fakes will cease.
A ratnl Boiler Explosion.
MILWAUKEE , March 18. A special from
Pound , Wis. , says that a boiler in Whitney
& Suttlo's saw mill exploded at 11 o'clock to
day , completely wrecking the structure and
killing Otis Clement , of Marietta , and Au
gust Rcgel , of Abrams. Frank Greenmau ,
fireman ; Julius Gokcy , Henry Dorey , Frank
Forcea and Phillip Uoodchild were badly In
jured. It is thought that some of the Injured
will die.
Tlio Visible
CHICAGO , March 18. The visible supply for
the week ending March 9 , as compiled oy
the secretary of the Chicago Hoard of trade ,
is as follows :
Wheat . 31lb3,000
Corn . 10,017,000
Oats . 7,511,003
Hye . l.ftbS.l'OO '
Barley . 1,7 ,000 ,
Allor an Ex-P < ii tnui fsr.
CHICAGO , March 18. The postoftlco depart
ment at Washington Is after Richard J ,
Hanna , ex-postmaster of Kankakee , III , , for
an alleged deficiency in his accounts of
$3505. ! The United States district attorney
filed information of the debt in the circuit
court this afternoon and begun suit against
Hunna and his bondttnun.
Slaughter in Named.
WASHINGTON , March 18. ( Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. | Brad D. Slaughter iios
been nomlnnfad , by the president to be
United States tnnrsnal for Neb rasku.
Tlio Weather IndlcutiniiH.
Nebraska and Dakota : Fair , warmer east
erly winds.
Iowa : Fair , preceded by rain.
Another Prlzo Drawing Tnkoo Flaoa
nt the National Capital.
Brief Biographical Sketches of ttio
Men Chosen to Administer
the Affairs of the
Ai > pointincnt8.
WASHINGTON , March 18. J. W. Mason , of
West Virginia , has been selected for com
missioner of internal revenue , and his nomi
nation will bo sent to the senate in n few
Secretary Wlndom has appointed T. E.
Byrons , of St Pau' Jo bo chief of the ap
pointment division or the treasury depart
ment , vice I' . E , Smith resigned. Byren Is
president of the republican league of Minnesota
seta and a personal friend of Wlndom's.
The postmaster general to-day appointed
J. Lowry Bell , formerly trnfilu manager of
the Philadelphia & Reading railroad , super
intendent of the railway mail service , vice
Bancroft , resigned ,
J. N. Tyner , has been selected for assist
ant attorney general for the postofilco de
Mitchell , who is nominated for commis
sioner of patents , is n patent attorney llviug
in New Britain , Conn. Ho Is about forty-
five yc.irs of ago and well known through
Now England.
Thomas , of Maine , who Is named. .
Swedish mission , gets his old otlgui
again , ho having been minister of 'tm. Neb.
States to Sweden and Norway wl '
land became president. While 'FhCO. ,
minister n greater number of SweWsr-\su\\-
grated to this country than during ariy
similar period , nnd this largo emigration is
said to bo directly duo to the efforts of
Thomas. Thomas has always been u repub
lican , and in the political canvass resulting
in Harrison's election ho rendered valuable
service to the party as n Swedish stump
Samuel R , Thayer , nominated for minister
, to the Netherlands , is a lawyer of Minneapo
lis. Ho is forty-five years of age , u native
of New York , nnd graduated from Columbia
college. Ho went to Minneapolis and en
tered upon the practice of his profession ,
where he attained a position in the front
rank. Ho is highly esteemed by the people
of Minnesota and is said to bo well qualified
for the duties of the position. '
J. W. Mason , nominated for commissioner
of internal revenue , is n resident of Graf ton ,
W. Vn. Ho served in the union army during
the war , and has since devoted himself to the
practice of law. Ho has been an active re
publican for many years.
James N. Tyner , who was to-day appointed
assistant attorney general for the postofilco
department , was born in Ib2 < 5 , and has been
in public lifo for more than thirty years. Ha
was a member of congress from IbO'J ' to 1875.
President Grant appointed him second as
sistant postmaster general , and upon the
resignation of Marshall Jewctt , ho became
postmaster general , serving ns sjich until the
end of Grant's administration. In April ,
1S77 , ho was appointed first assistant post
master general and held the position until
1SS1 , when ho resigned.
Brad D. Slaughter , nominated for United
States marshal for Nebraska has been for
moro than fourteen years ; past clerk to tha
Nebraska legislature. an active worker
in support of the republican party and has
been somctimo past secretary of the state
republican league of Nebraska.
Smith A. Whilficld , nominee for second
assistant postmaster goneralis a well known
Ohio republican , about forty-flvo years of
age. -Jj
Abraham D. Hazen , nominated to bo third -
assistant postmaster general , hold that office
for some years prior to the spring of 1837 ,
when ho was supcrccded by Harris , who
was a democrat. Hazen is a Pcnnsylvanian ,
who , after graduating from college , entered
the postoflice department ns clerk. Ho rose
through the various grades to the place o !
chief of tha division of stamps and supplies.
In 1SS7 he was appointed third assistant
postmaster general , and in this , position
ho served with efficiency for ten years.
When Cleveland came into ofllco Hazen , al
though a republican , was retained for Uyo
years because of his knowledge of the busi
ness that passed through his hands. The
third assistant postmaster general has charge
of all matters relating to the finances of iho
postal service , and has the letting of con
tracts involving an expenditure of largo
amounts of money.
Senate Confirmat'nns.
WASHINGTON , .March IS. The senate has
confirmed the following nominations : John
A. Kasson , William Walter Phulos and
Gcorgo H. Bates , commissioners to the
Samoan conference at Berlin ; Cyrus Bussey ,
assistant secretary of the interior.
Smith A. Whitclleld , of Ohio , to bo second
assistant postmaster general ; Abraham D.
Hazen , of Pennsylvania , to bo third assistant
postmaster general ; William W. Thomas ,
jr. , of Maine , to bo envoy .extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary of the United
States to Sweden and Norway ; Samuel R.
Thuycr , of Minnesota , to bo envoy extraor
dinary and minister plenipotentiary of tha
United States to the Netherlands ; Charles
E. Mitchell , of Connecticut , to bo commis
sioner of patents ; Nathan O. Murphy , pf
Arizona , to bo secretary of Arizona.
I.lin Snmoun CoiiimlR inncrfi.
WASHINGTON , March 18. It is believed at
the department of state that the commis
sioners will not b3 able to start for Berlin
before the middle of April , as the matter
with which they have to deal U rather Intri
cate , and u preparation for its consideration
Involves an exhaustive study of u largo
umountof diplomatic correspondence , as well
as of the long protocols of the former con
An Expression of Sympathy From Ex-
Pro-tidont Hiiyori.
NEW YOIIK , March 18. Letters of sympa
thy with the projected national confederate
soldiers' homo at Austin , Tex. , continue to
pour in to Secretary Downing. Among the ,
letters just received Is ono from ex-Presldodt
Hayes , from Fremont , O. It is given in full
below. Thcro arc also letters Jrom Major
General Gcorgo Crook , of the Division of tha
.Missouri , aud from General Merrill , of the
Department of the Missouri. General Crook
speaks of the movement as a "charity which
sectionalism can well afford to overlook , and
the north can In this way show kindness and
sympathy to a fallen foe. " Ex-President
Hayes writes as follows :
FIIEMONT , O. , March 15. My Dear Slrj I
thank you for the privilege of uniting with
the New York citizens committee in their pa
triotic and charitable work In behalf of dis
abled and destitute soldiers of the late con
federacy , The time Is plainly drawing near ,
if it has not already come , when justice to Its
defenders will require the national govern ,
mcnl to expand much larger sums than here
tofore has been appropriated for the support
of the men who saved it. The sacred obli
gation to union soldiers must not , and will
not , be forgotten nor neglected , especially by
those who have shared In the fullest measure
the prosperity which has como from the
services and sacrifices of those who
stood by the government when it'was Imper
illed. But those who fought against the na
tion can not nnd do not look to it for relief.
Their disabled nnd dostltuto comrades are
left to the generosity and benefactions of
their more fortunate follow citizens who
wisely forecast an inspiring future of our
country. The confederate soldiers and their '
descendants are to share with us and our de >
Eccndiints the destiny of America. What
ever , therefore , we , tho'r ' fellow citizens , GM
do to remove the burdens from tnelr shoali
dcra and to brighten their lives , Is surely ,1 * ,
ttio pa'ih-.vay of both humanity and pam *
otlsni. With my contribution to the oater-
pnso 1 beg you to accept , alia , my b * t
wishes Jyr Us ucc-e i. 1 remain lueerolyj