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THE OMAHA i DAILY BEE V
EIGHTEENTH YEA.K , OMAHA , THURSDAY G , MARCH 21. 1889. NUMBEK 27
COLONEL SEW HAD HIS PICK.
Any Offlco That Ho Doolrod Was
AVERSE TO SWALLOW TAIL COATS
XIo Chose Iho London Co nfmlshlpBe-
cniiHo of III * DkRliko For tlio
Society JFrllla nn L Fusser
or n Mission.
WASHINGTON HtwEAU THBOMATIA. DRE ,
513 FOUHTCEHTltSTIlEKT ,
WASHINGTON. D. C. , March 20.
None of President Harrison's appoint
ments have given such universal satisfaction
in Washington ns that of Colonel John C.
Now , of the Indianapolis Journal , to bo con
sul general to London. Colonel Now came
hero last week nnd spent ttio first evening
after his arrival at the white house. Presi
dent Harrison immediately said to Colonel
New that ho Intended to appoint him to a po
sition In the foreign service. "I did not como
hero for office , am not an aspirant and do not
want any position , " said the colonel.
"I am aware of that , " replied the presi
dent , "You have insisted nil along that you
preferred to remain lu Indiana ana I do not
believe you want any place In the service of
lo government. But it is not a question of
< if giving you an office for the satto of an of
fice. It is to discharge an obligation upon
my consconce , to publicly ncknowledgn what
you have done for mo , and to satisfy your
friends that you must accept a placo. "
"Well , if 1 am to bo exiled , " said Colonel
Now , good-naturedly , "may I have a prefer
ence of the prison I am to occupy 1"
"You may have any place I have In cither
the diplomatic or consular service , " the
president replied. At that time all of the
four first class missions were open.
"If I must go abroad , " said the editor , "I
bcliovo 1 should prefer the consul general
ship to London to any mission. Thcro is
business occupation in that place and none
of the frills of society. I don't care to live
in a swallow tnll coat. " The president then
told Colonel New that the nomination would
bo made to-day , and last ovonicg the latter
went over to No\v York. As a special com
pliment the senate will take tavorablo action
on the nomination immediately. The con
firmation will probably take place to-mor
There has been some talk of n reorganiza
tion of the senate , but it is not likely to take
placu at the present session , and in cose it is
made it will not affect anything more than
the office of sorgoant-at-arms now hold by
Colonel Canady , of North Carolina , who was
originally given the place througn the in
fluence of Senator Sherman. Some of the
senators think that tho'holdcr of this office
should bo a representative of a republican
Btatft. but they cannot agree upon anybody.
The Iowa senators are advocating the selec
tion of Colonel Swords , who was sergeant-al
arms of the republican national committee.
Senators Spooncr and Sawyer want ox-Con
gressman Geunthor , of Wisconsin , to have it ,
nnd Senator Cameron is pushing the claims
of George C. Gorham , who was formerly
secretary of the senate. Mr. Gorham was
unfortunate in making a bad break just before
fore the recent election , which puts him out
of the field. Ho wrote a letter denouncing
Harrison as a traitor to his party and advo
cating the election of Cleveland because ho
thought Mr. Blulno would be In and run the
THE POSTbFFICB DEPARTMENT.
On the assumption that the action of the
postoffico department with reference to the
postmaster at Pontiac was to bo considered
as a precedent. A largo number of applica
tions were made to-day by members of con
gress for the removal of offensive partisans
in other districts with a variety of results.
For example , Representative Wade , of Mis
souri , asked the removal of the postmaster at
Kansas City for the reason that ho has been
nn offensive partisan without extenuating
circumstances. It was shown that tbo demo
cratic postmaster , who had been in office dur
ing the most of the administration of Cleveland -
land , was removed last December nt the in
stance of Senator Vest , and another demo
crat appointed , whoso term will not expire
until December , 1802. Mr. Wade ap
pealed to the postmaster general to remove -
move him nnd appoint a republican in
bis placo. The postmaster general consented
to do so and said it would not bo fair to the
republicans of that district to lot him remain.
Another congressman who appealed to the
postmaster general to remove an offensive
partisan In his district came away disap
pointed. When ho cited tboPontiao case tbo
postmaster general told him that the cases
'were not parallel ; that there could bo no
cast-Iron rules In deciding such matters , and
each case must stand on its merits. Repre
sentative Thomas , of Wisconsin , this mornIng -
Ing asked for thn removal of an offensive
partisan and the appointment of a republican
to his placo. Ho was-told that ho must file
written charges to secure tbo removal of the
present incumbent , and a petition from the
patrons of the office to secure the
appointment of his successor. A
senator from an eastern state
applied to the postmaster general
for a definition of the policy ho proposed to
adopt In making remarks , and was told
whenever charges are made against the in
cumbent by a senator or representative
showing that said incumbent is unfit to per
form the duties of the ofllco or Is offensive to
the patrons of the office , such charges would
bo considered sufficient cause for removal ,
and tlio removal will bo mndo upon tbo re
sponsibility of a member of congress. If the
postmaster is shown to have used his office
for the promotion of the Interests of a politi
cal imrty or to secure the elevation of ono
candidate over another ho may bo considered
an offensive partisan and removed for that
cause. I asked Judge Payson to-day if ho
know what policy the department had
ndoptod with regard to appointments ;
whether they would adopt the recommenda
tion of a member of congress In each case or
require nil of the papers to bo submitted as
in the case of Mr. Funston , cited la these
dispatches. "I heard Mr. Clarkson sa > to a
member of congress yesterday , " replied
Judge Payson , "that the rule ot the depart
ment would roo.ulro the presentation pf all
the papers , including tha petitions , letters of
recommendation , etc. , with u letter desig
nating the candidates whose appointments
lie would prefer , and that the department
would act on the recommendation after
having examined tbo papers submitted , "
Stephen A. Douglas , of Chicago , bas filed
an enormous petition asking his appointment
as United States district attorney at Chicago.
It is signed by sixteen judges und over five
Mrs. R. C Lake and daughter of Rapid
City , Datt. , are at the Ebbiu
By direction of the secretary of war , Pri
vate John Joynos , troop U , Ninth cavalry ,
now with his troop , is discharged from the
service of the United States.
Private Jamcn F. Henderson , troop L ,
Ninth , cavulry , now with his troop at Fort
Lcavcnworth , Is transferred to the hospital
corps as a private. Ho Is assigned to duty at
Fort Selden , N. M.
A Now Itoad.
Cnr.MiN'NEVyo. . , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BBE , ] The extension oi
tlio Cho.veno & Northern branch of the
Union Pacifio has been determined upon , and
n number of contractors , among them G.
E. Reynolds , of Kansas City , and McMur-
trio , Streetcr It , Dower , are hero prepared
to make bids for the work. The extensiot
\vlll bo built from Weudover , the present tcr
minus of , the Cheyenne & Northern , ou the
Larutnlo river , to Fisher Station , on the Fre
mont. Elkhorn & Missouri Valley branch oi
the Northwestern , eighteen miles ftouthwesl
cf Douglas. The extension will bo thirty
two miles long. Work will commence ai
ooa a * the coiJtracts cun bo mado.
\VEJJTI3HN PACKING INTERESTS.
Tim ItccclptH or Jlogfl In the Western
Mnrltots Continue Liberal.
CINCINNATI , March 20. [ SpecialTelegram
to Tun BEI : . ] To-morrow morning's Pnco
Current will say : The receipts of hogs In
the western markets continue liberal , con
siderably exceeding the corresponding week
last year. The estimates of the number of
hogs packed show a total of 235,000 for the
week , against 230,000 the preceding week ,
nnd 1JO,000 last year. . From March 1 , the
total as approximated , is 000,000 , against
805,000 a year ago.
I 18SO. | IKtfll"
Chicago &W.OJO ,
OmahaCity. . f' , < m 73,000
Omaha 48.0X ) .Vi.OUO
8t. I-onH . 1VKM 2AOO )
Indianapolis. . . . ll.UK )
Cincinnati . 1H.WW 12,000
Milwaukee. . . . . y w ) ) 1X003
Crilitr Haphla . 20.000 7,000
Cleveland . 14.WM 10,000
Bloiix City , la. SM J 10,000
Ottnmwa. 8,000 33,000
Nobrajha City , Neb T5.UUO 4.000
St. JoSeph 14,500 2.01)0 )
Keoicuk. . n.ooo 3,000
THE WABAMl CASE.
The Final 'Proceedings Will Open In
.CHICAGO , March 20. Tlio proceedings in
the great Wubash case will open hero to
morrow , nnd the lawyers and bondholders of
thut road are plentiful in Chicago to-night.
The purchasing committee , having authority
from a majority of the bondholders to buy in
both portions of the road , appear confi
dent that they will witness the
consummation of their labors In the dis
charge from bankruptcy of every mile of the
road and the complete reorganisation of the
system. Ono-third of the holders of first
mortgage bonds , representing one-third of
fll,000UOO , nro opposed to the scheme. They
nro also hero in force and will now , before
Judges Grcsham nnd Jackson , contest the
reorganization committee's programme. The
purchasing committee's plan is to perfect the
sale of the Chicago division nnd to
reorganize the remaining divisions of the
main line from Toledo to Hannibal and from
Decatur to St. Louis. It is expected by the
committee that Judges Grcsham and Jack
son , to whom application for an order for
sale is mndo , will order it to take place under
the fir t nnd second mortgages. If these ex
pectations nro realized , allowing the neces
sary time , the entlro system cast
of the Mississippi river will bo
in the hands of the purchasing committee
and under the control of the Wabash West
ern by Juno 1. This would add to the Wa
bash Western 050 miles of road , and reunite
under ono management the big system cut in
two by Judco Groshnmn couple of years ago.
The outstanding one-third of first mortgage
bondholders will , however , make a vigorous
fight against the committee's programme.
The Names of New and Grant Sent to
WASHINGTON. March 20. The president
sent the following nominations to the senate
to-day : Frederick D. Grant , of New York ,
to bo minister of the United States to Aus
tria-Hungary ; John C. Now , of Indiana , to
bo consul general ot the United States at
London ; Soligman Bros. , at London , to bo
special fiscal agents of the navy department
Frederick D. Grant , who was to-day nomi
nated to bo minister to Austria-Hungary , is
thirty-nine years of ago and thaoldcst son
of General Grant. Ho accompanied his
father during the war and was'in five battles
before ho was thirteen years old. Ho was
lieutenant of the Fourtli cavalry when ho re
signed from the army in 1870 , havlnpr seen
much active service in Indian campaigns.
While in the service he married Miss Ida
Honorc , daughter of an old citizen of Chicago
cage , and has two children , a boy and a girl.
Slnco General Grant's death Colonel Grant
has resided with his mother and cared for
Jom ) Chalfnnt New , of Indiana , who was
nominated to bo consul general to London , is
fifty years of age. Ho is a native Hoosier ,
and a graduate of Bethany college , Virginia.
He served during the war ai quartermaster
general of the state of Indiana , and before
that time had been olcrk of Marion county.
Since his resignation of the ofllco of treas
urer of the United States in 18S4 ho has
been actively engaged -politics , belne at
present a member of the republican national
committee and ex-chalnnan of the republican
state committee of Indiana. In 18S1 he be
came proprietor of the Indianapolis Journal
and has conducted the affairs of that news
paper up to the present time.
WASHINGTON , March 20. The senate con
firmed tbo following nominations this after
noon : John W. Mason , of West Virginia , to
bo commissioner of internal revenue ; Will
iam L. Duulap to bo marshal of Indiana ;
Charles K. Mitchell , of Connecticut ,
to bo commissioner of patents ,
and the following postmasters : Joseph O.
Bartlett , Lake City , Minn. ; Joseph V.
Campbell , Norman , Minn. The nominations
made to-day were referred in the brief exec
utive session to the nppropropriato commit
tees , but no further confirmations were
While the senate was sitting with closed
doors , Mr. Butler offered a series of resolu
tions , which wont over till to-msrrowregard-
garding tlio tenure of the president pro tern-
pore.Tho resolution authorizing the committee
on epidemic diseases to sit during the recess
was referred to the committee on contingent
On motion of Mr. Spooner it was ordered
that until otherwise ordered the daily hour
of meeting bo 1 o'clock.
The senate nt S o'clock adjourned until to
Destitution In China.
WASHINGTON , March 20. The United
States consul general at Shanghai has in
formed the state department , at the request
of the Shanghai committee of the North
China relief fund , of the distress existing
over a largo area of China. Thousands are
starving and dving.from exposure In north
ern China. Relief bas already been recelvec
frqm America and England , but more i ;
needed. Until the spring crops are gathorcc
tha famine will continue , nnd to insure spring
planting nionoy is required from abroad , ai
in the famine districts there is neither scec
nor money to purchase it.
Now Nebraska Postmnntcrs.
WASHINGTON , March 20. [ Special Telegram
gram to THE BEB. ] The following Nebraska
braska postmasters have beeu appointed :
Oscar Kayser , Bellevue , Sarpy county , vice
Mary E. Hamilton , resigned ; Thomas K
Burling , Firth' , Lancaster county , vice
Christopher Bailey , resigned : W. W. Hop
kins , Oakland , Burt county , vice Edward A
BauKh , resigned ; August Thompson , Potter
Cheyenne county , vice Lewis A. Stanton , re
signed , and John W , Hcmpsteau , Vulloy
Douglas county , vice James W. Ageo , re
Nn Immediate Change.
WASHINGTON , March 20. Secretary Win
dom is said to bo authority for the state
uicnt that there will bo nn changes in tlu
office of the United States treasury hold bj
Mr. Hyatt before the end of the prcsen
fiscal year , Jrine 30. It Is understood tha
Joseph N. Huston , of Indiana , hoabeer
promised the office when it becomes vacant
Miller Stops DownTand Out ;
WASHINGTON , March 20. Joseph S.JMIller
commissioner of Internal revenue"to-daj
took formal Icavo of the employes of hi
bureau. His successor , John W. Mason , hat
received his commission and will to morroiv
I enter upon the discharge of his official duties
Was Little Mnjrfflo Mond'oll the
Victim of Poison ?
THE OFFICIAL JURY SO OPINES-
Tlio Story Which Comes Prom WIs-
nor mill llccalls Former Hints
of n Mother's Gritol
A Simpletons Dentil.
Wisxnii , Nob. , March CO. [ Special to
THE BBB. | Magpie Monuoll , the thirteen-
/ear-ohl daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chnrlcs
'Icndcil ' , of Blalno township , In this county ,
vas taken suddenly 111 nnd died in convul-
lens after a fo\v hours acute suffering. All
if the symptoms Indicated poisoning , but
ho verdict of the coroner's Jury that sat
uoon the case was that the girl came to her
catli from unknown causes. The peculiar
Ircutnstances surrounding the case and the
atnlly were such that the better element of
ho neighborhood was dissatisfied with the
'csult ' of the investigation.
The matter \v.is accordingly brought to
he attention of the county board of supor-
isors at their last session nnd they ordered
ho coroner to empanel a competent Jury nnd
vltti the assistance of the county attorney to
c-lnvcstlgato the caso. The body was ex-
mmcd nnd taken out for chemical
.nnlysls. . The analysts has not yet been
miulo but a most exhaustive examination 'of
ho witnesses in the casu convinced the jury
that a crime had been committed and that
all the circumstances connected with the
case pointed to the girl's mother as the mur
The Jury , eomposod of prominent nnd
rustworthy citizens nnd business men of
-his town , returned a verdict last night find-
ng that Maggie Mendoll had como to her
death from tlio effect of poison administered
yy her mother , Mrs. Maggie Moudcll , with
ntent to kill.
The examination disclosed a decree of
moral obliquity on tlio part of Mrs. Mondoll
and u number of her neighbors of the nialo
icrsuoslon that is anything but a credit to
Lhnt portion of the county , and gave to the
examination of the witnesses a most sala
cious savor. Mrs. Mondcll Is a woman of
ungovernable temper , a veritable modern
Xantippc , whoso unbridled tongue has been
isca by her to drive her husband from homo
o give place to other men who , as disclosed
n the testimony elicited in this case , have
> ccn frequent callers at the Meudoll homo.
It is believed that her object in putting
licr oldest daughter out of the way was to
enable her to entertain her paramours in
Burned in a Barn.
NEWPOKT , Neb , March 20. [ Special Telo-
ram to THE BEE. | The livery born belonging -
longing to Gordon & . Warner was discovered
o bo in Hamcs at 11:85 : to-night. J. B. Gordon ,
, ho owner , who sleeps in the office of the
barn , was burned to death. Two boys , who
iad horses in the barn and who were aslccji
up stairs , barely escaped with their lives.
When they awoke the hay on which they
were asleep was in tlnmcs. Rushing down
stairs they escaped with ono team of horses.
The charred remains of Gordon were dragged
from tire burning dcoris as soon as the fire
was under subjection.Eight horses were
also burned. It is thoupht to be the work of
A Wonderful Calf.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Ben. ] Ono of the greatest cur
iosities ever seen in this or any other coun
try was received to-day by Mr. John Knignt ,
of this city , from his brother , a farmer who
lives a few miles out in the country. It is a
calf born this morning ana ahvo , with two
perfect heads , six legs and two tails , all of
which ure perfectly formed. Two of the legs
.la between the heads. The tails are cor
rectly located , as are also the other physical
larts of its structure' . Hundreds of persons
visited the wonder this evening , all of whom
pronounce il the most wonderful thing they
aver saw. The cult lived more than two
hours after its birth. Mr. Knight will have
its frame stuffed and preserved.
A Minor Itobbod.
BCNKKLMA.N , Nob. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Prank Hawks , son
of a prominent farmer living three miles
from this place , was arrested last night on
suspicion of having stolen $3,000 in govern
ment bonds from John Willson , living in the
same neighborhood. Willson is a miserly
bacnolor living in the most abject circum
stances , and was away from homo at the
time. Willson claims that Hawks is the
only person wno knew of the existence of
any such papers. H iwlts stoutly assorts his
innocence and citizens are inclined to believe
him guiltless , as ho has a good reputation.
NnmiASKACnr , Neb. , March 3D. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEB. ] Several years ago
Frank Stone , of Unadilla , made a contract
with the county commissioners whereby ho
agreed to care of an imbecile old man named
Jerome Richardson. By the contract Stone
got control of ICO acres of valuable land ,
which ho sold and put the money in his
pocket , having realized about $5,000. Last
week Stone turned the old man out of doors
and left for Oregon , and the commissioners
sent Richardson to tlio poor house.
Y. M. O. A. Ilooms.
FIIEMONT , Nob. , March 20. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The workof furnishing and ar
ranging the rooms for headquarters , for the
Young Men's ' Chrlstrian association In this
city , was completed a few days ago , and last
night they were dedicated to the use of the
association , by an informal public reception.
Fully live hundred people turned out to en
joy the occasion and-odmlra the beautiful and
comfortable quarters. A musical programme
was rendered , after which refreshments were
served to the visitors.
An Old Settler Dead.
COLTJMIIUS , Nob. , March BO. lSpecial Tele
gram to TUB BKE.J John Rickly ono of the
pioneers of Platte county , died this after
noon at his residence in the eastern part ol
the city , Yesterday ho passed his seventy-
Mr , Rickly was born In Switzerland , came
to this country when quito a young man ,
settled in New York , then in Columbus. O. ,
and in N57 , came to Columbus , Neb. He
was a man of sterling character and re
spected by all who know him.
FKEMONT , Nob. , March 20. [ Special to
THE BEE. | The assessors of Dodge county
met in regular annual session hero yesterday
to fix the basis upon which assessments ol
property are to bo tnado the coming year.
After a consideration of the subject , they
finally adjourned to the 23th of the month to
await the action of the state legislature on
the bill now pending , compelling assessments
to bo made at the actual cash value.
More Blooded Stock.
UXADILH , Nob. , March 20. [ Special Telegram
gram to THE HEE. | Mr. Alexander Sloan ur-
rived hero to-day from Philadelphia , where
ho received off shipboard four iinnorteu
Clydesdale stallions. The horses arrlvoi
hero safe and sou-id , though looking roucl
from the trip , They are valued at * 3COO
and are among the best over imported to thii
country. Ono of them , a two-.voar-old
weighs 1,600 pounds. This portion of Oto <
county prides itself on its line stock.
A Printer Disappears.
BEATCE , Neb. , March 20. [ Special Tclo
gram to Tun BBC. ] Frank Uo.vd , n printer
vho has lived hero 'rUh ' his parents for
cam , suddenly disappeared last night and It
i feared ho has been thq victim of foul play.
lo Is rather wild , ana 6omo think ho is in
tiding to scare his parents. The latter are
much worried over his disappearance.
A Suspicious "Character.
DAKOTA CITT , Nob. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to Tun BBEJ ! Aman was arrested
at Hubbard , this county , this afternoon who
s supposed to have been ono of the tramps
vho sot flro to thd South Sioux City depot
ast Friday morning. One arm of thn man
nrrestcd is badly burned , and ho had been
oallng nbout South Sloux.Clty for several
days without vlsibla moans of support.
Tlio Inevitable Drn\v.
KnAiiNnr , Neb. , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEC.J The sporting fraternity
it the city were entertained last night by
fnck Terry and Frank Coonoy , who are hard
litters. They fought ten thrco-mlnuto
rounds , Marquis of Quconsborr.v rules. The
natch was declared u draw. At the close
Terry mustered cnoughvbreath to challenge )
any man in the state weighing 170 pounds.
Ait Opera IIotino In Prospect.
Nr.niiASKA CITV , Nob. , March 20. | Special
o THE BBC. ] The Nebraska City Opera
House company was organized last night atn
meeting of the board of trade. .Articles of
nrorporation were signed 6Y H. W. Bart- (
Ing , E. A. Lambeth , George L. Woolsey , J.
Sterling Morton and M. L. Haywood. The
capital stock was placed at $50,000 , In shares
of $50 each. A now house is assured , and
vill bo completed before next season.
A Nomadic Unfortunate.
KKAHKET , Nob. , March 20. | Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. | Last night John Sulli
van , n young man from Brooklyn , N. Y. , on
route to SB parents' homo at Buttc , Mont. ,
was found in the street in a spasm brought
on by an epileptic fit. Ho carried letters
'rom shot iffs east of hero directing the nu-
horltics to take charge and send him to the
next county scat.
An Unpleasant Surprise.
KEAHNET , Nob. , March 33. [ Special Tele-
; ramtoTnB BEE. | William Loujjhy , who
lias been sojourning- Texas during the last
term of court , whcro ho was wanted on a
charge of larceny , has returned ana is sur-
irlscd to find himself in Jail. His sureties
cancelled the bond.
NcrmASKA CITT , Neb. , March 20. [ Special
to TUB BEE. ] M. F. Mohin , a hardware
merchant at Douglas , Otoo county , this
morning made nn assjffpment of his stock to
.ho sheriff in favor of his creditors. Lia
bilities not known , but thought to bo covered
Knichta of Pythlns.
Coi.u.MitL'8 , Nob. , March 20. [ Special Tele-
; ram to THE BEE.J The Uniform Rank ,
Itnights of Pythias , went to David City by
the B. & M. this morning to take part in the
organization of a rank nt that plaoo. They
returned this evening and report a pleasant
Same Old Game.
NEBRASKACiTr , Neb. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to TUB _ BEB. ] An old farmer
named Schmidt , south of town , signed the
usual contract to $15 worth of books from an
agent. To-day ho was -called on to pay a
note for $150. ' ( * < -
UNADILLA , Nob. , March 20. [ Special Tel
egram to THE BEE.J Tramps to-day entered
the house of James White , near hero , and
stole a gola watch , a largo lot of clothing
and in fact nearly everything of value that
was loose. No clue.
KEAHNET , Nob. , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The Sixth district
ledge of the I. O. O. F. of Nebraska com
pleted its organization last night. The dis
trict officers were , elected and Installed by
the grand chief templar.
Death of.Thornris Connolly.
VALENTINE , Neb. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Thomas Connelly ,
ono of the oldest and most respected citizens
in the county , died suddenly hero last night.
Ho was the father of ex-Sheriff Connelly and
leaves a largo family.
THE OMAUA AND SOUTHEKN.
AVork Begun and the Ijlno to bo
Pushed to Completion.
TOPEKA , Kan. , Marcn 30. [ Special to THE
BEB. ] Work was commenced yesterday on
the Omaha , Dodge City & Southern railroad ,
the contract for the construction of the en
tire line having beenlet , a few days ago to J.
W. Summers , of Keolcuk , lu. This will bo
the most important addition to the railroad
mileage of Kansas that will bo made this
year , The constructlo'n commences at both
ends of the lino. Starting nt Omaha , the
road as finally located by the chief engineer ,
runs southwesterly through Lincoln and
Crete , Neb. , Jewell , Mankato , Downs , Os-
born , Hays City , McCracken and Jctmorc to
Dodge City , Kan. ' The company has
recently purchased the Dodgn City , Montezuma -
zuma & Trinidad road which was built
last year , and which is now in operation for
a distance of twenty-eight miles southwest
from Dodge City. This becomes a part of
the Omaha , Dodge City & Southern and is to
bo extended through Grant and Stanton
counties to Trinidad , Colo. , a portion of the
proposed extension having already been
Another extension Is * projected from River
side or McCracken , on the main line , south
west through Ravenna to Garden City. Ono
of those lines will have its terminus at Trini
dad and will penetrate the region of the
enormous coal deposits of southern Colorado ,
and the other goes south through the cattle
grazing country to the neutral strip. It will
make , bv way of Omaha , the most direct
Una to Chicago from the southwest , being
nearly ono hundred miles shorter than
the present . , 'roi to by way of
Kansas City. Aithoi gh more than live hun-
drcd miles In length itdoes not parallel any
other line and paws through a very rich
country. Already Honda to tbo amount of
fMO.OOO have been v ted to the company.
Tbo enterprise is il aciod by several well-
known capitalists an i it is claimed that it is
entirely independent -of any other system.
G. M. Hoover.'Of Dot go City , is president of
the company , and'U o directors uro C. E.
Adams , Superior , Ntb. ; W. W. Watson , Os-
born ; D. L. Williftms.lliazino ; E. S. Cheno-
with , McCracken ; Noah Hardy , Jetmoro ;
Hill P. Wilson , ikyii-City ; J. H. Crawford ,
B. F. Milton , R. M."Wright. K.\V. Evans
and C. M. Beeson , of jDodgo City.
According to tno 'contract ' made last weolc
the road is to bo latoperatlon by December.
The KnffiTwns Dull.
CHBTENNB , Wyo. , J\4 \ rch20. [ Special Tel
egram to run BEE.f-Tbls ] morning Frank
Slgolbour , head cook t the Cheyenne mili
tary depot , trlodto ; UilUiimself by cutting his
throat. Frank has been despondent for sev
eral days over a love .affair. Willie getting
breakfast ready , he remarked to one of hit
assistants that "he would finish himseli
now , " and before lie could bo prevented
gashed his Ihruat horribly , with a butcher
knlfo. Ho failed , however , to sever the
jugular vein and is alive , though in a danger
I and Enirlo * Annulled.
MINNEAPOLIS March .20. A St. Cloud ,
Minn. , special says that officers have re
ceived notice from Washington that all en
tries which-bav been mode are annulled ,
and that Bottlers wuifvacato tbo Northern
Pacific indemnity lands. Commissioner
titockslager' * says tltst the ruling under
vuicu the. lands were opened has been over
ROUNDERS AND BASE BALL ,
overs or the English Ontno Ap
plaud the Amorlon.no.
PLAYING IN RAIN AND SLEET.
joino SiiRKCBtlonq ai to AddliiR to tlio
\VUuo or Homo Huns as
Is Done Across the
A Ganio nt Bradford.
y Jama Oonloit HennM. ]
Biunroiin , March 20. [ Now York Herald
3ablo-Speelal to THU BEE. ] Considerable
ntercst is felt by the members of the ball
earns over the game of rounders that has
joen arranged to bo played In Liverpool on
Saturday noxU None of tlio , boys over
ilayed the game or saw it played , yet they
iroposc to whip the disciples of Mr. Rounder
on that gentleman's own grounds.
The American team which will play a
picked team from the rounders' association
will consist of Spalalnp , pitcher ; Anson , first
> asc : Pfeffer , second base ; Manning , third
> aso ; Fognrty , third cover ; Hanlon , center ;
Brown , second cover ; Carlo , back stop ; Sul-
Ivan , long stop ; Tenor , first cover , nnd
vVood , fourth cover.
Base ball canto from "rounders , " just as
cricket came from "ono old cat , " but in both
cases it was a long way to come. Rounders
s played with any number irotn'foUr up on a
side. There are four or more goals , or bases ,
arranged in a square or circle , or any other
'orm , and the object of lha battle is to reach
, uo first base at least , If not to tnakn the en
tire circuit. Every man on n side must bo
put out before the side is out , and sometimes
ono side keeps the bat all the afternoon. The
) itchcr stands about the center of the space
outlined by the bases. A catcher , with nn
assistant or two , stands behind the batter.
The rest of the fielders dispose of themselves
as they please or as their captain directs.
There are no basemen. If the batter misses
n ball , and it is caught on the fly or bound ,
ho is out. If ho bits , fair or foul , ho must
run. If it is caught on the fly or
jound ho is out If ho is struck
by the ball or touched with it
as it is thrown between him and the first
base ho is out. If ho runs beyond first base
Jo is not safe from being hit or crossed out
until ho reaches second , and so on until ho
roaches home , when ho is entitled to wait his
turn and bat attain. The best batters , nro
always saved for the last for upon them the
side relies to bo "brought in. " Again a
home run reinstates every ono that has been
put out and when it tomes to the last man ,
the hero and captain usually , the game
roaches a climax : of excitement that is quite
unxnown in any other game of ball. Such a
romantic interest should bo carried into the
scientific game of base ball. Why not ? Why
not make u homo run wipe off the outs of an
inning ! and when with his lonp , slcndor
bcavy broomstick bat the captain sends the
hard.rubbor ball sailing far over the furthest
fielder , his flight around the bases is to the
music of such cheering as the boys remem
ber all-tliolr , days. The bomb run saves
"everybody's lire. "
The people of Bradford paid n marked
tribute to the worth of the national game of
America to-day , when they turned out four
thousand strong and stood with the rain and
sleet beating upon their heads for three-
quarters of an hour , while the teams wore
deciding whether they \vould go on the field
to play , or , rather , try to play.
Snow and rain were falling heavily when
the teams left Sheffield , but the weather was
not so bad at Bradford , which was reached
at noon. A game was decided on. There
was a cold wind and a drizzling rain who
the teams arrived at the Park avenue
grounds , of the Bradford cricxet club. Hun
dreds of people had visited the teams' special
train at the station , and the game had been
well advertised throughout the city ,
so that despite the miserable weather
crowds of people soon began to
pour through the gates. The players but
toned their jackets about them and faced the
rain , wbilo the good natured , patient crowd
cheered them as they came out of the club
Despite numbed fingers and the treacher
ous black mud which offered no foothold , and
the beating rain , thrco innings were played ,
which incited tbo crowd to repeated hearty
applause. The game , of course , does not go
on record. Healy. and Earle , and Baldwin
and Daly wore the batteries. Chicago batted
the Egyptian freely and made her batting
tell , principally because the muddy .ground
served the fielders so treacherously. Pettltt
hit safely in the opening inning , stele second
and third , and scored on a paused
ball. Then old Anson knocked out
a two bagger ana Pfoffor sent
the ball scooting over the fence for a homo
run. The crowd evidently liked hard hit
ting , judging from the hearty applause that
rewarded every hit. All America , with the
exception of Brown's two bagger , failed to
got a man past first , but Chicago kept poundIng -
Ing away at Healy's delivery , Burns and
Baldwin each making two baggers and both
crossing the plato on the plays which re
tired Ryan and Daly at first. All America
also scored in this inning , Hcaly reaching
first on an error , Manning hitting for two
bases and Earlo bringing both homo with a
slashing triple to loft. Earlo then scored
on Crano's single. The last Inning was
productive of seine good fielding , and the
crowd was loud in its expressions of approval
and Its applause. ,
Hero the gumo was called , the weather
making further play impossible. Thcro were
not less than four hundred members of tbo
Bradford club and their ladles present. Since
the game the station has been crowded with
people curious to see the palace train , which
greatly excited their admiration , The play-
era leave to-night for Glasgow , and will ar
rive there at 0 o'clock to-morrow morning ,
Cuba Is Not For Balo.
[ Cojit/rfa'it ' 1BX3 b\i \ Jama Qnrdnn Uenii'.tt. }
MAUUII ) , March 20. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to THE BKE. ] In the senate ,
replying to a member of tlio opposition , the
minister of tne interior declared that Spain
would never consent to soil Cuba to the
United States or any other country , nor
would Spain , ho continued , accept any price
for tbo smallest portion of her colonial em
pire. Therefore the rumors circulated by
the American press were without foundation.
ROME , March 20. At the banquet yester
day Cardinal Parocchl , the pope's vicar , said
that If in the future it should become neces
sary for the pope to leave Europe , lid would
find a sure refuge among the American
bishops , , who would receive him with honorable -
able hoipitality. ,
The Weather Indloiilions. V
Nebraska and Iowa ; Light rain , colder
Dakota Light rains , colder , followed In
western Dakota by slightly warmer , vari
able wind * .
Vfllili VOT13 FOn GUOSS.
Carter Harrison Has Declared Tor the
OHIO too , March 20. [ Special Telegram to
fun BBB. ] Ono of tlio most interesting
'caturcs of the political situation to-day is
.ho fact that Carter Harrison has announced
.hat ho will vote for S. E. Gross , the labor
candidate for mayor. This comes direct
'rom the ox-mayor himself. Mr. Gross was
seen by a reporter this afternoon nnd asked
f ho had made up his mind whether or not
.o accept the labor nomination , "I liavo
not , " ho replied. "In fuel , I don't know
what 1 shall do before to-motrow mornlnir.
: am now considering the matter , nnd pledges
of support nro coming to mo from all sides.
: bnvo boon assured that Mr. Carter will vote
'or mo Instead of casting his ballot for Mr.
"Will ho got out and work for youl"
"No , I don't know that ho will , but it Is
something to have n man like Carter Harri
son , who has n following In democratic poll-
Ics , come out and say that ho will vote for
no. So you sco I am Inclined to look more
'avornbly upon tbo situation than I did at
first , "
The information concerning Mr. Harri
son's attitude toward Mr. Grosi , the latter
says , came direct nnd from first bund. It
was well known that Mr. Harrison was not
satisfied with Ills party's nomination , nnd
well posted politicians say that ho will
luiotlyglvo Gross the benefit of his influ
ence at the polls.
ASSAULTED THE DEPUTIES.
Hungarian Students Indulge in Hlot-
PESTII , March 20. When Herr Von Tlsza
arrived at tlio lower house of the Hungarian
diet this morning a largo crowd that had
gathered outside of the building groaned and
lisscd at the prlmo minister , shouting , "Get
out , " "Resign. " An altercation took place
n the house between Herr Polonyj. nnd Herr
Kroitsik. The quarrel will probably load tea
Baron Splenyl , chief of the detective " de
artment , was injured with n stone. Two
constables were unhorsed and hot ! their legs
When the chamber adjourned a turbulent
crowd Imil gathered outside. Herr Pulski
was violently Hustled nnd Herr Toers , who
went to his assistance , received n severe
jlow on the head with a stick. Another
bou was wounded with a stiletto. Pro-
nlcr Tisza escaped unhurt. The military
bad to bo called out. Copies qf the Ncuizct
were publicly burned by the students.
There were several conflicts between the
mob and police and many arrests were
Goff Fiehtlne For 111 * Rights.
PAnKEiisnunn , W. Va. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ) General Goff is
homo from Washington. In an interview ho
said , when his attention was called to the
possibility of his receiving the appointment
Df solicitor general : "There is no o nice in
the gift of President Harrison that I would
accept. I was elected governor at West
Virginia nnd nothing can swerve mo from
my purpose to do everything in my power to
obtain the seat to which I was rightly elected.
I am now preparing my case to present to
the legislature in Juno , and by that time I
shall have the tacts so complete that even a
democratic legislature will recognize my
Ciuiii.EstoN , W. Va. , March 20. It is re
ported to-day that the republican members of
the legislature have entered into an agree
ment , alter a thorough canvass of the politi
cal situation , to refuse to obey the call of
Governqr Wilson.for an extra sesson of that
body on tho'ground that ho is not the lawful
governor of the state , and therefore without
authority to issue such a call. This determi
nation has reached the ears of the democrats
and has kicked up an immense hubbub.
While tiio democrats have ono majority in
the house , they are two in the minority in
the senate , and they are busy to-night ar
ranging to combat this new move of tno op
position. It is likely , should the republicans
fail to respond , that the sorgeant-at-arms
will bo sent to arrest them at tnoir homes ,
and this might easily precipitate trouble.
A Snnionn Blue Book.
LONDON , March 20. A blue book on
Sanioan uffalrs issued , it
was to-day con
tains 850 dispatches , the dates ranging from
April 29,18S5 , to February 25 , 18S9. The dis
patches show that England has been through
out in cordial accord with America , and she
declined to accede to Germany's request for
assistance and co-operation in restoring order
in Samoa until she had learned the Ameri
can government's views on the subject. On
January 2U last. Lord Salisbury complained
to Count Von Hutzfcldt , the Gorman am
bassador at London , concerning Bismarck's
statement in the rcichstag that in Samoa ,
Germany and England were "advancing
hand in bond. " The British prime minister
said that the views of the two countries wore
identical as far as the future government of
Samoa was concerned , but not otherwise.
lMectiiir | of Cattle Uroodcra.
NEW YonK.'March 20. The fourth annual
meeting of the Holstoin-Fresian association ,
which'occurred to-tlay , was largely attended.
After voting on several amendments to tlio
Cy-iaws , ex-Senator Warner Miller was in
troduced and spokou few minutes on the cat
tle question. A numbo r of papers wore then
read , after which the election of officers took
place , resulting as follows : President , Ed
gar Huidckopor ; first vice president , G. D.
Wheeler ; second vice president , JcroAllis ;
third vice president , John A. Fr.vo ; fourth
vice president , D. H. Burroll. Directors for
two years : C. N. Herr , C. R. Payne , M. L.
Swedt ; treasurer. W. Brown Smith ; secre
tary and editor , Thomas B. Wales ; superin
tendent of advanced registry , F. Hoxlv. The
next annual meeting will bo hold in Now
York in March , lt > 90.
Probably Joublo Itlurdor. '
TOI-EKA , Kan. , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] J , J. Spcndlove , a
broker , and Just , Werner , proprietor of a
tailoring establishment , quarreled to-night
in Spcndlovo's office as to terms of a lease
which they held for tbo building occupied.
Five shots were heard by persons on the
street , and on entering the ofllco they found
that Werner had been killed and Spondlovo
was dying. The latter gasped , "Werner
shot mo and then shot himself. " The fact
that the weapon found near by was Spcnd
lovo's revolver , gives rise to the theory that
he did the shooting. No ono was present at
the tlmo , and it will probably never bo known
who Is responsible for the two deaths. Both
were prominent business men ,
Now Mcxlco'n Cattle Are Healthy.
AuiuquEHQUB , N. M. , March 20. Tlio eat-
tlo sanitary board of this territory reports
that since the enactment of the quarantine
law in 18ST against diseased cattle being ad
mitted no case of bovine disease , and par
ticularly Texas fovcr , has appeared among
tbo herds. The cattle are everywhere In a
healthy condition. The perfect health of the
bovine stock in Now Mexico during the tlmo
the quarantine law has been in operation
proves conclusively that Texas fever docs
not originate within the borders of tills ter
ritory , and the law against Its possible intro
duction is so effectively administered that it
cannot bo brought hero.
The Woman MiiHt Hang.
IlAiiuisnuno , Pa. , March20. The board of
pardons to-night refused to commute the
sentence of death in the case of Mrs. Sarah
Jane Whitollng , convicted of murder in the
first degree. In Juno last Mrs. WhltoHnt ?
was arrested , charged with poisoning her
husband and two children. She \yus sen
tenced to bo hanged oil tbo 27th of this
Took the Oath of ofllor.
WASHINGTON , March 20. Mr. Thomas , the
newly appointed minister to Norway and
Sweden , took the oath of ofllco to-day. Ho
Will sail for Stockholm about the 1st of May.
Chlof Justloo Fullor's D aught or5
Pllos With Her Lovor.
MARRIED THE ONE SHE LOVLD ,
A Milwaukee Justice or thn Pcnofi
Tied the Knot Mm. Fuller's
Will Mamma Uolont ?
CHICAGO , March 20. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Br.n.l-'MIss Pauline Fuller , the younft
daughter of the chief Justice of the United
States , who eloped with a young man named
Aubrey , nnd who was married to him lu
Milwaukee last night , has been in Chicago
on n visit slnco January. She and M ? ,
Aubrey mot In 1SST and their mutual admir
ation was noticed from the first. They were
always to bo scon together nnd every ono In
the extensive circle of their ncqunlntonco
looked upon the marriage nsu foregone conclu
slon. It subsequently transpired , when tha
tldo of their love seemed at the Hood , that
Paulino's mother entertained serious objec
tions to her daughter's Marrying young1
Aubrey. Aubrey nnd Miss Fuller were fry
quently scon together nt the Thomas con
certs last summer , nnd shortly before the
family left for Washington it was rumored
y quietly and under the heaviest pledgb
of sccresy that an elopement and secret mar-
ago had taken place in Mlhvau-
teo. The ceremony was , according to
rumor , performed In August. Young Aubrey
so told a couple of his friends , but whoa
questioned by others dented it point blank.
Miss Fuller kept the secret uloso , nnd so far
as can bo learned did not refer to such a mar
riage to any. one. She declared , however ,
.hat she would marry Aubrey , and seemed to
have little fcur that the objections of her
mother to the match could not bo overcome.
By friends of the family it was thought that
) nco Pauline wus occupied with the duties of
Washington social life she would forget hoe
western love , and that would bo the end of
the affair. The pleasures of the capital did
not estrange the affections of Pauline , and
she evidently didn't care much for the so
ciety of high official life , for on January 1
she packed her trunks and came to Chicago
for a visit. Last Sunday Miss Fuller
announced that sue Intended to return
to Washington , and should Icavo at
3 o'clock to-day. Yesterday morning Paulina
told the Smith's ' with , whom she wus stop
ping , that she would spend the afternoon
with a Miss May , who lives on the north
side , nnd expected to."return . to supper. It
she did not , however , the Smiths were neb
to bo alarmed as she would have escort homo
in the evening. Instead of going to Mls.3 i *
May's , Pauline met young Aubrey at Qun-
ther's candy store and was driven by him to
the Milwaukee & St. Paul depot , and the
afternoon train was taken for the Cream
City where they were married by a justice i
of the peace , who seemed to have been very
sleepy when ho performed the ceremony.
Ho asked no questions , although when seen
later ho said thut upon sccinc the name of
Melville W. Fuller on the certificate ho had
intended , in fun , to ask if any relationship
existed between the brldo nnd tLo chief jus
tice but forgot to do so. When informed of
what ho had done ho seemed to appreciate
the honor of officiating nt tbo marriage of so
important u young woman , and his satisfac
tion fairly bcumcd from his face.
"Sho loft the house with mo at 1 o'clock
yesterday , " said Mrs. Henry Smith , with
whom the young lady had been stopping for
the last thrco weeks , "and I left her on tha
cars cnrouto , as she told me , to visit a friend
of the Fuller family , a Mrs. May , on the
nortli side. I suspected nothing. She be
trayed no signs of uneasiness or constraint
or anxiety. She had packed her trunks , se
cured her ticket and made all preparations
for returning to her homo at Washington
tbis evening. I thought she was merely go
ing up to Mrs. May's to say good-byj ; . When
wp parted on the car she said if She didn't
return before evening , she would have the
friends over there bring her home. I kept
the gas burning until 3 o'clock this morning
awaiting her coming. I was terribly dis
turbed and couldn't think what was the mat
ter. The explanation came unexpectedly in
a telegram from Mr. Aubrey , saying that ho
nnd my nuest were married. " The lady was
quito indignant about the running awuy ,
ana was disposed to blame not
only the young man , but his parents as well.
She expressed a profound regret that tha
elopement had occurred , particularly whlio
the girl was under her care. Mr. Aubrey ,
the father of the younc man , was n good
deal flustered by his son's escapade , the first
news of which reached him on rising , the
young man telegraphing from Milwaukee
that ho was married. "It took my breath
away , " said Mr. Aubrey. "I had no sus
piclon that he contemplated such a step. I
knew ho was in love with the gir ) , and that
ho had been engaged to her for a long time , . , '
but ho never intimated to mo or to Ills mother
that bo meant to precipitate matters in this
way. " Mrs. Aubrey was not less disturbed. , :
"Why , I never dreamed of this elopement , " ? .i
said Mrs. Aubrey. "It is dreadful , and I "
don't know what to say. Bui it really
wasn't right for my sou to do thin. It wasn't
necessary , and it will make Miss Fuller's '
parents feel so much hurt that tha
marriage took place In this irregu
lar way. " A dispatch from Milwaukee
gives an Interview with the young bride
groom , who says : "When wo arrived bora
last night I hurried out to find a clergyman
and visited several , but they happened to not
bo In. Time was Hying and I know it was
necessary to bo quick if wo were to bo mar-
ried-at all. " T
"Why sueh hastot"
"Well , I feared pursuit. I knew I hod
been watched very closely since Miss Fuller
had arrived in Chicago. About U o'clock I
could not wait any longer and had Justice
Gregory sent for. "
"Did you notify Miss Fullor's pnreutb and
"Yes , I sent dispatches at once. "
"Doyon anticipate much trouble from
Chief Justice Fullerl I"
"Not from him. Mr. Fuller's objections
were removed some tlmo ago. Mrs. Fuller
did not upprovo of tbo match , but wo liopo
her objections will give way , now that wo ara
Mrs. Aubrey , nco Pauline .Fuller , Is nine
teen years of upo , highly educated and a re
markably handsome woman , J. Matt Au
brey , Jr. , is twenty-three yrars of age. Ho
Is a son of tlio general western ugcnt oi the
Merchants Dispatch fast freight lino. Young *
Aubrey is employed in his father's ofllco la
Work ofHulllan Ynlo Students. '
Nr.w HAVEN , Conn. , March 20. | Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. ] Vandals attempted
to destroy the handsome bronze statue of
Benjamin Sillmmn on the Yale college cam
pus Tuesday night. A rope seems to have
been thrown over the nock of the statue , a
btrong pull was given and the huge flgura
fell with u crash. The nolsa was heard at
the tlmo , but it was not until morning that
the net of vandalism was known. The neck
of the statue was partly cracked off , the boso
bent , nnd a portion of tbo granite pedestal
broken. No arrests have been made , but a
student from Texas is suspected of being
the leader of the ruffians who did the work.
Now York Central ChaiiKoa , S
NKW YOIIK , March SO. It is announced
that the Now York Central Railroad oora *
pany bas chosen George H. Daniels general
passenger agent , to fill tbo vacancy canted
by tlio death of the late Henry Monett.
Daniels is at present vine chairman of UM j , '
Central Traffic association.
They Are Coming West.
Tuov , N , YM March 30.-WlMlam 8we t ,
of this city , uftor selling his furnltur *
and his wife's dresses , eloped with Mr * .
Sarah -Krutzor , mother of seven' children ,
and went to Cedur Uopids , la.
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