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The Checkered Career of An
Adventuress Who Made Her
' Charms Pay Well.
Startling Incidents in the Life of Mrs.
Caroline E. Wells.
She Wound Herself Around SeTen Men,
Whose Names She Bore, One After the
Other Unsuccessful as a Cattle Queen
Mie Tries the Court of Love A Finan
cial Hat-Teat Reaped The "Story or a
Deserted Wife's Wronts Left by Her
Husband, and Attempts Made on Hrr
Liberty and Life Mrnngo Faith of
Woman In One so Little Deserving Such
The romance that can be crowded into one
life is shown in the career of Mrs. Caroline
"Wells, who nulled the wool over at least
seven men's eyes, and succeeded in wheed
ling hundreds of thousands of dollars from
them. Other dramatic features of the case
are a proposed secret divorce and marriage,
the assassin's shot, and a second and sudden
New York, October 21. A drama in
real life, which combines the distinctive fea
tures of the Diss De Bar and Flack sensa
tions, with a touch of tragedy added, had
been slowly worked out almost to the last
act in this town, when an unexpected in
terruption not long ago put the principal
actors to flight The cohnedy had advanced
to this point
An adventuress who lias other wealthy
New YorK victims, has estranged a rich
contractor from his wife and family. She
had secured from him property amounting
. to almost a million; a secret divorce and
marriage had been considered: the real wife
had barely escaped an assassin's bullet
Then the wronged woman appeared on the
scene in vigorous defense of her rights. A
mass of startling evidence came into ber
possession, and man and mistress suddenly
left town.
Tbe real name of the woman in the case is
Caroline F. Wells. She was once, and
probably still is, the lawful wife of
Emmet Wells, a crot commission broker
of this city.
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Her principal victim is George
F. Woolston, a contractor well-known
throughout the West as a builder of rail
roads and water works.
Previous to 1882 Mrs. Wells, as far as is
known, was a dutiful wife and a good
' woman. Her maiden name was Kelly,
which she sometimes spelled Kellie. She
was a bright ambitious, independent girl,
full of fun, yet not frivolous, aud generous
to a fault, though shrewd and careful in re
gard to money matters. The early death of
her mother threw unusual responsibilities
upon her shoulders, and she cared for her
two younger, sisters as few women could
have done.
About 15 years ago she married Emmet
Wells, who was then a prosperous hop
broker. So far as is known she was faithful
to him during the eight or nine years they
lived together, but their married life was
and in 1882 she left him, going West with
the intention of engaging in tiic cattle busi
ness. It is said that Mr. Wells consented to her
departure. His business had fallen off and
his income was less than in the earlier days
of their married life. She felt that she
knew enough of business principles to en
gage successfully in cattle raising. Their
house at 27 East One Hundred and Twenty
fifth street was sold, and with $8,000 pro
ceeds of the sale and $3,000 additional, she
started out to make her lortune. Before
going she told her husband that she would
return if she succeeded in her enterprise,
otherwise hewould not hear from her again.
Tears rolled by and there was no word
from the would-be "Cattle Queen," and her
friends looked upon her silence as evidence
of defeat She invested her money and lost
it, and became reckless. Womanly virtue
was apparently
and she soon began to live in greater luxury
than if she had remained with her husband.
She went out West as Mrs. Wells, and she
has since been known as Eauhn, Warner
Whittlesey, Willard, Wheeler, Martin and
She is now a woman of rather slight build,
but five feet three inches tall. She carries
Her 40 years with a dash and vivacity that
make her appear younger. She has large
and expressive gray eyes, and black hair.
Her shoulders are almost masculine in
breadth. She has always been a favorite
with men.
George F. Woolston is 43 years old. He
is a man of great energy and dogged per
sistence. He constructed the Wisconsin,
Iowa and Nebraska Eailroad, a large sec
tion of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
and portions of otber lines. His income
has averaged between $50,000 and $75,000
per year. His contracts are
and lack of competition has enabled him to
make a much larger profit than could have
been secured in the East He has had as
many as lbree big contracts on hand at the
same time, all of which yielded handsome
returns.' In addition to his regular work,
h"e owns considerable property which pays
good dividends. He bought out the Stone
Cattle and Pasture Comoany, which owned
five counties in Texas, at a cost of
$500,000, and although he was work
ing in the interest of New York capi
talists, he made a good thing out 6t the
transaction. He ventured into another cat
tle, company and lost all that -he put in.
Many of his mining and railroad stocks
have yielded large returns, aud his losses
have been comparatively light
Mrs. Wells and Mr. Woolston first met
in the West about six years ago, but under
just what circumstance is not known. Alter I
acquaintance she was introduced j
into Mr. "Woolston's family as Mrs. F. A.
Willard, of Boston, and he took pains to
spread the report that she was
who wanted to invest her money in "West
ern property. The relations of the two be
came more and more intimate. It became
necessary for the "widow" to leave Mr.
Woolston's house, but he continued to
shend most of his time in her company in
other places.
Woolston deliberately proposed that he
maintain two households, treating both
women precisely alike financially. The wife
failed to consent to such an arrangement.
"Woolston was lavish in his gifts to his com
panion. He made her an allowance of $500
a month and all expenses, and she received
in addition, such presents as $500,000 worth
of railroad bonds and stock, $100,000 worth
of Consolidated Helena "Water "Works bonds,
550,000 of Ft Benton "Water Works bonds,
and large interests in the Plymouth Kock
Cattle Company and the Stone Pasture and
Grazing Company.
Mr. "Woolston, as the builder of big enter
prises in the "Western States, received in
part payment large blocks of stocks and
bonds, and many of these securities were
turned over to his mistress. Some of them
but she ronld have realized enough from
their sale to make her independently rich.
Woolston and his companion, early in
July of the present year, went to board with
Prof. Houston, at "Wray's cottage, Sheeps
head Bay, nnder the names of Mr. and Mrs.
Walton. Mrs. "Woolston heard that they
were there, and went to see for herself.
"Mrs. Walton" was expecting her "hus
band," and as the carriage drove up to the
cottage she rushed to the door to welcome
him, but it was the injured wife, and for an
instant , the scene resembled a tableau in
high tragedy.
"Mrs Walton" was the first to speak. "I
don't know you," she exclaimed, loud
enough for Mrs. Heuston to hear; for that
lady had walked into the hall to see who
had come.
"Oh, yes, you do," replied Mrs. "Wools
ton. "You know who I am, and I know
perfectly well who you are."
The bogus wife turned to Mrs. Heuston
and said: "This woman claims to know
who I am. I
but I know who she is. She is crazy. She
was divorced from my husband seven years
ago, and she has been following us up ever
since. I shall not stay here another minute."
Then she started lor the back door, and
rushed out of the house bareheaded.
Mrs. "Woolston saw the escape, and enter
ing her carriage, ordered the driver to run
his horses to the station, but the fleeing
woman reached the station in time to catch
a train. Mrs. Woolston put detectives upon
her track, and then turned her attention to
the trunks which had been left behind.
She knew that certain papers belonging to
her had been carried off by her husband and
his mistress, aud she-secured a search war
rant which gave her the right to inspect the
They were opened in the presence of sev
eral witnesses, and a mass of evidence was
revealed. One trunk was
ana ousiness papers, juosi ot tnem were
adressed to -Mrs. O. F. Woolston" and to
"Mrs. G. F. "Woolston," but 'when thYlady
wuu aioue legally uore mat name reaa meni
she lound that tlley were intended for the
bogus wife. There were letters from Mr.
"Woolston which established his guilt even
without his confession. There were letters,
too, trom New York business men, showing
conclusively that their relations with this
same woman were, or had been, similar to
thoie oi Mr. Woolston.
There were memoranda showing what
presents she had received from each. One
man had furnished a nice house tor her up
town, and the dates of his letters showed
that it was during an absence of a few
months from Mr. Woolston. Another had
supplied her with diamonds. There were
letters, too, showing that certain men who
appeared to be friendly to Mr. Woolston,
and to assist him, were in reality conspiring
with her to get money from him.
The revelations were of a startling nature
to the witnesses who assisted in overhauling
me trunks, xnese leuers were reaa ny all
present. They found also papers showing
some shady business transactions, but they
were not permitted to take them. The
officers would allow Mrs. Woolston
to take only papers that belonged
to her. As soon as she and her
friends had left the cottage, the trunks were
claimed by a friend of Mr. Woolston, and
they were then taken where Mrs. "Woolston
would not again have a chance to get hold
of them.
Mrs. Wells, or, as she was then called,
Mrs. Walton, after dodging the detectives a
few days, went first to Pittsburg, took the
trunks, and was soon lost in the West
The most serious evidence found was in re
lation to a divorce which was being cooked
up in order to becure a separation from the
legal wife.
"When Mr. Woolston told his wife of his
relations with this woman he
and told her shemight allege whatever she
chose. He promised not to contest the case.
Mrs. Woolston did not take advantage of
this, and the letters between the husband
and his mistress showed that she
was doing all in her power
to force the husband and wife apart
In this she was aided by others. Mr Wool
ston himself seemed to hold back, but the
woman would not consent to delay, and at
last he started the legal machinery. The
first evidence thatsuch a course was to be
pursued was lound in a letter from a lawyer
named C. Harold Fife, of Vicksburg, Miss.
Lawyer Fife said he could get a divorce
quietly in six weeks, without Mr. W.'s
presence. The fee would be S25 at first, and
75 additional if the divorce was obtained.
In a letter dated Boston, December 17,
1887, Mr. Woolston wrote in reply to a com
plaining letter from his mistress that he
must spend some time with his boys, but he
hoped and believed the time would not be
far distant when he could have them and
her together. When he is in New York
Mr. Woolston makes the store of Morse &
Bogers, 134 and 136 Duane street,
his headquarters. Mr. Frank E.
Eogers, the jnnior partner, is
connected with Mr. Woolston in several
schemes, and the latter entrusts him with
the management of his domestic affairs.
Mr. Bogers has been active in the affairs of
Mr. and Mrs. Woolston, as his letters in the
trunk show. There were other letters, too,
which he had written to Mr. Woolston's
mistress, which might have made trouble if
Mr. Woolston had seen them.
Confirmation of the Entire Tale Bin.
WooUton Tells the Story of Her
Wrong Attempt! on Ber
Liberty nnd Life.
Boston, October 21. The real wife of
George F. Woolston is a quiet, refined
woman, of about 35 years. She lives in
Boston, with her two children, in a well
appointed house in the Back Bay district
When The Dispatch eorresnonflentnalli.
upon Mr. Woolston for a verification of
her story of her, husband's infatuation, she
said after a long silence:
Yesthe story is true. I cannot imagine how
The Dispatch got its Information, lor I have
tried hard to keep tbe matter quiet For the
sake of my children I hare fcorno what few
women would have endured. This adventuress
has come between my husband and myself, and
has completely blinded him.. My husband was
a good man before she began to make trouble
for us. He was gooa to me and to the boys,
and we lived happily together, Mr. Woolston
is very domestic in his habits, and thought a
great deal ot bis home. I believe that he still
loves me. and that he will come back to me. I
have avoided making a scene because I hoped
for a reconciliation with my husband. In spite
ol ms transgressions, J will lorgive mm, u ne
wl 1 return to his home.
The anxiety and loss of sleep during ray hus
band's Illness left mo very weak, ana when he
went off with that woman my strength gavo
way and I was pnt on tbe sick list As soon as
I hid partially recovered my strength I
learned that they were preparing to
go ont West together, and started at
once for New York, although I was
much too sick a woman to travel. Wben I
reached New York I had such a blinding head
ache that I could not go to my friend's house,
ana asked to betaken to the Grand Union
Hotel. Then I .firmly believe an attempt was
made to have me confined as an insana person,
and I am convinced that this woman was at the
bottom of the plot My son met mo at the sta
tion, and secured a room for me.
I went to sleep, and when I awoke I found a
strange woman in my room. I demanded an
explanation of .her presence, and she said she
was the nurse. 1 had engaged no nurse, and
told her to leave, but she only smiled, and sat
down. I got out of bed for tbe purpose of
calling assistance, and just then a young
man came into tbe room. He was
a doctor, so he said, but he did not act like one.
He told me 1 was insane, and then began to
pry Into my family affairs. Of course 1 did
not tell him anything, but I asked him what
right he had in my room. He said he had been
engaged to attend me, but refused to say who
had given the orders. I strugcled to get up,
and he and the nurse held me down. Then he
injected some mornbine into my arm, and said
that would keep me qniet, but it dia not. My
head ached so hard that I remained awake,
but after the doctor had gone I pretended to
sleep to see what the nurse would do. She sat
in a chair at tKa foot of the bitd and kept her
eyes on me for a while. But it"was not long be
fore she went to sleep, and she slept so soundly
that I got up without arousing her.
I had f ome paper and envelopes in mT hand,
which they had left in the room, and it didn't
take me very long to write notes to my friends
explaining my predicament Then I got back
into bed and pretended to go to sleep. It was
quite late when the nurse awoke, and she
jumped up as though she had been shot Sbe
seemed greatly relieved to find me in bed. I
told her I was hungry and wanted something
to eat and as she was going ont
of the room I gave her tbe notes
and asked her to mail them. She took them
without saying a word. I thought I could tell
by her actions whether or not there was any
crookeaness in regara to tne watcu mat -nas
being kept over tne. She went out of the room,
but almost immediately ihe ran back and eyed
me shai ply, as if suspecting some trick. Then
she left .i second time. I was convinced that
she was playing me false, and after a brief
search I found my letters, crushed into a small
wid, lying behind the sink.
That satisfied me that all was not straight,
and made me all the more anxious to get out of
tbe hotel. When she went nut she locked tbe
door and took tbe key. I opened the window
and threw the letters into the street, 'Tiopfag
that somebody would find tbemand would drop
tbem into tbe mail box. The results were as X
bad hoped. The nurse was evidently listening,
outside the door, for the slight noise I made In
closing the window brought her rushing back
into tbe room. "What are you doing at that
window?" she shouted. I told herl haa discov
ered her treachery, and had dropped tbe letters
into tbe street ''She was furious wben she
beard that and seizing my arms, she dragged
me back to tbe bed and threw me upon it sit
ting down upon me so that I could hardly
move. She treated, me very roughly and hurt
me considerably. &
While she was holding me down the doctor
came in. He did not seem very surprised, bn
merely asked- St Iliad crown TioIsnk"'13ien
the woman 'told.uim-what-iESombne he ap
peared very anxious, and told the nurse to re
lease me, at tbe same time saying, "we must
get out of here." Then be came to me and
said that he was very sorry for tbe misunder
standing;(that he had taken tbe case honestly,
believing that I was insane, as had
been represented to him: that be was convinced
of my sanity, and that he hoped Lwould pardon
him, etc I was in such a hurry to have him go
that I didn't pay much attention to what Ee
did say. The nurse tied on her bonnet and left
without a word, and be followed. They couldn't
have got out of the hotel when my own doctor
arrived. He had been tbere once before,
but had been refused admission. When he got
my note, which somebody Lmdly mailed, he re
turned in a nurry, ana insistea upon coming
into the room. The same persons who had en
gaged the nurse and doctor for me bad left
word at the hotel office that nobody must be al
lowed to go into mv room.
After I reached my friend's bouse the reac
tion came, and I was quite sick."
"Did thev ever attempt to injure you in any
other way?"
"An attempt was made to shoot we, last Au
gust when I was on my way to join my hus
band in tbe West At the time I did not pay
much attention to it but later developments
make me positive that deliberate murder was
planned. Tbe train was just leaving
Pittsfield, when a bullet crashed through
tbe window. It came just as I stooped
forward to pick up something, and buned
itself in the opposite side or tbe car. If 1 bad
not changed my position the bullet would have
gone through my temple. I did not think it
was anything more than an accident, at
the time, but when I was overhauling this
woman's trunk I found a scrap ot paper
that had evidently been torn from some letter,
in which that shooting affair was mentioned.
I had never told a soul of it Then I concluded
that the bullet was fired more through design
than by accident"
"Do you know where your husband is now?"
"I believe he has just received some con
tracts from the Wisconsin Construction Com
pany, whose office is in Boston, and I am told
that he is in somewhere around Wyoming Ter
ritory. I don't know tbe exact location."
William Scmple, of Allegheny,Electcd Pre.
ident, and Work to Begin Soon.
Akkon, October 21. A conference was
held here this evening with reference to a
pending deal whereby the construction work
is to be begun on the Pittsburg, Akron and
Western, projected road from Delphos to
Akron, as the Western outlet of the Pitts
burg and Western. There were present W.
A. Lynch, of Canton; General W. A. Jones,
of Youngstown; William Semple, of Alle
gheny, and Colonel A. L. Conger, Lewis
Miller and D. E. Hill, of Akron, the last
named being three of the original directors
of the Ohio Bailway Company, now the
Pittsburg, Akron and Western.
William Semple was elected director and
President in place of his deceased father,
and James D. Callery was elected director
in place of his father, the late President of
the Pittsburg and Western. Beyond this,
Mr. Lynch, who has been conducting the
pending negotiations, said that nothing was
done, but that some definite announcement
about the construction work would probably
be made soon.
Toungstown' City Clerk Over 32,000 Short
in HI Accounts.
Youngstown, October 21. A report
was presented to the City Council to-night
by Expert Thompson and the committee,
Which has been engaged in investi
gation of the affairs of ' the
City Clerk's office. They reported that
Clrk John S. Boiler had collected 52,226.07.
of which no report had been made. Clerk
Boiler at once resigned.
Rifled Moll Bagi In a Creek.
Indiahapolis, October 21. NearWin
chester, ou the Grand Bapids and Indiana
HailroaS, two mail pouches, cut open at the
bottom, were found weighted down in the
bottom of a creek. Postal officials' here
have no knowledge of any missing pouches.
Drawin? and Description of Kintel's
Capital Design for 1892.
With Capacity in Its Dome and Gallerier
for 25.000 People.
It Throws Bath in the Shadr, and Would hi a Monu
ment to Kite Iron.
The Dispatch publishes exclusively
this morning a drawing and description of
the most comprehensive and striking of de
signs, to outdo the Eiffel tower at the
World's Fair in America. Photo-engraving
has reduced it more than one-half from a
small sketch, so that the fine work in detail
cannot be shown. But that its dome alone
would accommodate 25,000 people on in
augural occasions, is surely significant as to
its size and utility.
Washington, October 21. If the Eiffel
Tower in Paris has attracted the attention
ot the whole world, Mr. Charles Kinkel, a
Washington architect, recently of the office
of the Supervising Architect of the Treas
ury, has designed a tower for the Three
Americas Exposition of 1892 which so far
surpasses the Paris structure that there is
no comparison. The correspondent of The
Dispatch has just secured for the exclu
sive nse of the paper an illustration of the
plan, with a comparison of its height with
that of the two next highest elevations. In
describing the plans to your correspondent
to-day Mr. Kinkel said:
The Eiffel Tower is not at aU an original or
new idea. In the year ISO, for use at the Cen
tennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, came the
first idea, from Messrs. Clarke, Reeves & Co.,
of Phoonixville, Pa., to erect an iron tower of
1,000 feet high (see the Scientific American of
January 24, 1871, which gavo a general view of
the proposed tower as compared with the other
noted iron structures), and to tbem is due tbe
credit of the bold and original construction of
such a lofty iron tower. It was circular in plan.
150 feet diameter at tbe base, and diminishing
by a uniform taper to SO feet at tbe top. It was
composed externally or 20 inclined 11-incb,
wrought iron.so-called Phcenix columns, united
at intervals of about SO feet by horizontal
stmts, each ot the panels thus formed having
two intersecting diagonal ties
estimated at 60 pounds per square foot, which,
with the maximum load of persons on tbe
tower, was not expected to produce a pressure
of more than 6,000 pounds per square Inchon
the metal of the lowest tier of columns. A
central tube, SO feet in diameter, composed of
20 smaller columns, and surrounded by spiral
saircases. contained four elevators, which
were intended to be capable of carrying 600
peopleper hour.
Mr. Eiffel is entitled to credit however, not
only for having successfully carried out the
conception by varying the inclination of tbe
component piers, but also to eliminating the
wind braces aud securing a more satisfactory
Ike sketch design given herewith of a 1,600
foot iron tower, proposed for tbe great World's
Exhibition of the Three Americas in the year
1892, is offered without making any claim of
priority. It is intended only to show to tbe
whole world the immense resources of the
metal-producing and manufacturing capacity
of the New World.
I had not only the great height of the tower
In view, but my idea was the principal feature
of a dome or. cuppla, the equal ot which in size
could not be found in any of the buildings of
the wbolo earth, and principally to have a use
ful hall for the vast assembly of people at the
inaugurations of tbe Presidents and other
large assemblies at tbe Capital.
The dome or cupola in the center of the tower
measures inside 280 feet 'diameter, equal to
about 61,675 square feet surface, by 2C0 feet high
In the clear, with three large galleries, two be
tween tbo arches and one at the beginning of
the cupola, with a space for more than 25.000
people. The external diameter of this big tower
at the base, circular In plan, is W0. feet dimin
ishing to 80 feet at tbe top. and is formed of 16
legs or ribs in sections ot 33 feet 4 inches high,
with lattice street girders at each interval to
form floors. The central tube of the tower
above tbe cupola is GO feet in diameter, and has
two staircases, leading up the whote height, 5
leetwlde with IS steps from platform to plat
form, and entrance doors to the.elght elevators.
The lower part or frontage of the tower is
800 feet high, and provided with 8 s large stair
cases and 16 elevators. Tbe legs or rips of the
tower are constructed of plate angle and flat
iron and braces of lattice work.and all made iu
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sections so -as to leave Utile difficulty in the
erection of tbem. The cupola at tbe top should
be provided with a powerful electric light
Surrounding tbe footing of tbe tower, and to
cover the large extension of tbe legs and be
tween tbem, tbere are large and spacious iron
Structures of more ornamental work, for exhi
bition and other purposes, with large and wide
promenading terraces in front, and sufficient
space for electric railroad cars.
This large tower building would be not onlv
pleasing but also extremely useful, furnishing
as it would, a vast space for exnlbition pur
The Whole World Asked tor Designs for a
1350 Foot Strnetnre.
London, October 21. A company has
been formed here for the purpose of erecting
a tower in London on tbe Eiffel plan. The
tower is to be 1250 feet high. Five hundred
pounds is offered as a price for the best de
sign, for it, and 250 for the second best de
sign. The competition is open to the world.
The Grcnt Slaughter Houses Visited by tbe
Fan-American Delegate A Trip to
Pnllmnn nnd a Reception
nt Potter Palmer's.
Chicago, October 21. "It looks like the
end of a big bull fight," was the remark of
one of tbe Pan-Amefican delegates who
visited the great abbattoirs to-day. After
visiting Armour's and other large establish
ments, they proceeded to Pullman, where
for two hours they watchqd the busy work
men engaged in the construction of every
sort of railway and street cars.
The shops themselves, however, were
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secondary in point of interest to the town of
'Pullman itself. After the inspection was
over, the guests were assembled in the
theater and Mr. Doty, who is an employe of
the car company, briefly described the in
ception and growth ot this wonderful town,
which unlike till others, was not the result of
accidental circumstances and gradual accre
tion, but sprung into complete existence in
one short year. Mr. Doty said in substance
that the town represented the successful
outcome of an industrial experiment by
which capital found its first return and
labor its fair compensation. Nine years
ago the town site was an open prairie; to
day 20,000 people lived and worked within
tbe compass of a mile from the theater.
Delegate Trescott said that he did not feel
authorized to speak tor the other delegates,
but someone should return thanks for this
unparalleled exhibition of what had re
sulted from the conjunction oi American
capital and labor and to the gentlemen by
whose energy and activity the results had
beeu obtained.
At 4 o'clock the majority of the party
alighted from their train at the South -Park
station and were driven to their hotel by
way of the lake front and Michigan avenue.
After dinner they were entertained by Mr.
aud Mrs. Potter Palmer, who gave them a
charming reception in their luxurious resi
dence on the lake drive.
Northern Pacific magnates Trying to Work
the Cnnadlnni.
Quebec, October 21. Several Northern
Pacific railway magnates are here, in con
nection, it is said, with a scheme to obtain a
direct Canadian outlet to the Atlantic, in
dependent of the Grand Trunk. They dined
to-day with Premier Mercier, who is be
lieved to entertain a proposal to give for a
through line to the gulf, from the provincial
boundary, a land subsidy of half the remain
ing crown lands and timber of the province,
providing a guarantee is given that other
lands will be doubled in value thereby.
The party includes T. 3?. Oakes, President
of the Northern Pacific; G. B. Howell, di
rector, and J. McNaught, senior counsel.
A Young Man of Kansas City Will Bear tbe
Family Name No Longer.
Kansas City, October 21. Judge Gib
son, this afternoon, granted the petition of
William Grant Bverhart for a change of
name to William Grant Hart. Th.9 peti
tioner alleged that his father had disgraced
his name by permitting his infant child to
die Irom neglect, so that he might not be
hampered with it in his marriage to a
nouian in Buffalo, whom.he married imme
diately upon the death of his first wife and
her infant child.
Seventy Yean Mnfrted.
Nyack, N, Y October 21. At Tappan
this afternoon-, 'John Tallman and wife, of
Bockland county, celebrated tbe seventieth
anniversary of their wedding,
Believed by Ohio Democrats to be
Foraker's Present Scheme.
And Senator Sherman to be Kept Promi
nently in the Foreground.
A Prominent Officeholder Raising Funds for Mzhone's
Ohio Democrats are Inclined to think that
Governor Foraker's present illness is to be
worked for all it is worth to gain sympathy
for him in his race for re-election. This
belief is strengthened by the prominence
given to SenatorSherman in the campaign.
General Goff says West "Virginia is no
longer a Democratic State.
Columbus, O., October 2L The condi
tion of Governor Foraker to-night is pro
nounced unchanged. He has been very
sick, and at one time Saturday was consid
ered dangerously ilL All the symptoms of
peritoritis were prominent, but the crisis
was passed. The Bepublican Committee
has canceled bis campaign appointments
for this week, and the.point it being seri
ously discussed among the leaders whether
it will Jbe policy for him to return to the
stump again during the campaign.
Foraker has been doing too much, some
times speaking as many as four times a
day at as many different places. The com
mittee has been custodian of the informa
tion regarding his illness, aud there was an
interest of the ticket, but the demand for
news made it impossible to continue this
course. The Bepublicaus now seem to
taken the opposite couese
and will get what they can in the wav of
sympathy for the Governor's prostration.
While there maybe no method in his ill
ness, the Democratic leaders believe that
the Republicans have taken advantage of
the siU.-.i"n to shove Senator Sherman to
the front in the campaign, and make him
the towering figure instead of Foraker. By
this course ft is sought to allay the Sherman
defection in the State and an element of
opoition to Foraker which has come down
from the Chicago convention. In view of
the overflowing meetings Sherman is hav
ing, the Democrats are not satisfied, but the
scheme to push Sherman to the front in the
closing days of the campaign, is good Be
publican politics, and will have its effect
Sherman is proluse in compliment for the
Republican standard bearer. His meeting
Tiere Friday evening next will rival
that at Cincinnati last Saturday night
The candidates for postmasters and
aspirants for Federal office are flocking to
Sherman, and they will do as hs says. The
Democracy has conceived the, idea of off
setting this influence as far as possible, and
to this end Kill take Judge Thurman to
Cincinnati, Thursday evening, for his-opening
speech. Great preparations are being
made. He will solidify the "mossback'
element for Campbell.
sme-chanoesot pBoqsAjgtjt"
gqingonjustnow in the conduct, oft the
campaign. Tbe result of the elections in the
new States has taken out of the. Ohio cam
paign practically alLthe ihatfoailfearnrajL
No definite' result 'hinges on the selection of
rt n llhIA T.AAiiilAfnt.A 3 4t f hamaIh
the Democrats to carry the General Assem
bly has been removed and it is believed they
will make little effort in that di
rection. Many Democrats concede, as
all Bepubllcans claim, that the Legis
lature will be Bepublican, and
this result does not necessarily depend upon
which way Cincinnati and Hamilton county
may go. Charles Foster is to-day the hap
piest man engaged in Ohio politics. He is
conceded the Senatorship by Bepublicans of
all classes if the Legislature is secured. J.
H. Thomas, of Springfield, the wealthy
manutacturer, is the only Democrat who is
making any outward effort to secure the
Legislature in the hope of personal benefit
The Democratic Committee is taking little
interest in the Legislative fight Direct in
formation from both headquarters, to-night,
is that all the Democratic force and ma
chinery is being concentrated against
Foraker. There is no doubt about this. The
Governorship is
by which the Democratic workers can bene
fit in the least The Senatorship has no
patronage for the masses, while the Gov
ernorship has. There are strong evidences
that the Democrats will trade local and
Legislative timber for State provender.
The Bepublicans view with alarm the
efforts which have been made by the Demo
crats, in the past few days, to array the
liqnor organizations against Foraker. This
is feared more than any other balance of
power, viewed from a Bepnblican stand
point While nothing has been accom
plished yet, it is believed the whisky and
brewery interests will organize and take a
hand. They snrelv would, were the T,pfn'u
lature, instead of the head of tbe ticket, the
bone of contention.
There are so many element at work in
the campaign that the experts are at a loss
in making figures. Theythinkif they could
count on the per cent of gain which would
result from the scratching of Foraker, and
had any surety that any considerable num
ber of the disaffected would cast their votes
for uampbell, it would be a question easy
of solution. But the Bepublican malcon
tents are going to be satisfied with running
Foraker behind bis ticket
Governor St John, of Kansas, addressed
a prohibition meeting here to-night, but
from what can be observed, this element
will draw about equally from the two great
John M, Langston, of Virginia, is grow
ing desperate, and is telling the colored
voters that more depends upon this election,
so far as his race is concerned, than any
election, State or national, which has been
held since Lincoln was chosen President
The Ohio situation, as it stands to-night,
is an enigma.
General Gofl Says West Tlrglnla Is No
Longer a Democratic State.
NewToek, October21. General Nathan
Goff, Governor-elect of West Virginia, on
the face ot the official returns, was at the
Filth Avenue Hotel to-day. In conversa
tion with a reporter about'a forthcoming re
port of the committee which investigated
the charges that the election was not fair,
and that many illegal voters had been
rushed in on the day of the election from
old Virginia, he said that be had no idea
when the result of its work would be made
known. Tbere are three Democrats and
two Bepubllcans on the committee. General
Goff said that he fully believed that the
committee would have to declare him the
legally elected Governor, if it ever made a
report In the meantime a Democratic
Governor is holding over, and the commit
tee does not seem to be in a hurry to do any-
to-morrow, the General believes that he
would easily receive a majority of the votes
in the SUte. He added:
Tbe Idea of protection baa taken deep root
in my State, and to-dav. on a fair
ttmr.ivTl 1
are more Republicans than Democra
mtb mines anu inuastnes (o ue pruw ,
Democrats who hare hitherto been steOVv
and dyed in the wool, so to speak, came outanTjLV&W
voted the Bepublican ticket because they haXTfe JgttV
a Democratic State, and was not when I ran for
Governor; my majority proved it As the
Democrats have tbe machinery of the State
government In their hands, of coarse it makes
ltdjmcuit for the Bepubl
t difficult for the Bepubllcans to have their
majority counted. But my
maiorltv was
counted, and on the face of the returns I was
elected. Republicanism Is advancing steadily
and surely In tbe South. Governor Hill's
threnody in Atlanta about a solid South may
sound beautiful, but it is not true, for West
Virginia is Bepublican.
And a Prominent Office Holder U Working
a Scheme to Get It.
Washington, October 2L The "Old
Dominion Bepublican League ot the Dis
trict of Columbia" is the title of a club
which announces itself as "organized to
assist in the election, of the Bepnblican
ticket" in Virginia. Virginia Bepublicans
in the employ of the Government have been
annoyed of late by the receipt of a circular
dated from the headquarters of the league
reciting thatas citizens of Virginia, they
are "of course interested in tbe campaign
now in progress" in that State, "which is to
determine its future political status," and
respectfully asking their co-operation by
becoming members, "and making such
further contribution to aid in the campaign
as your means will permit"
This revival of the political-assessment
abuse'derives especial interest from the cir
cumstance that, among the list of officers of
tbe Old Dominion Bepublican League,
printed at the head of the assessment circu
lar flnnAOH trio noma nf 'William C tllam
formerly editor of tbe Richmond Whig, and
the hero of a somewhat sensational duel witn
Bichard F, Beirne, editor of the Bichmond.
otate, six years ago. tie is now the chief of
the railroad division of the General Land
Office. At 'the bidding of his political
sponsor, General Mahone, this position was
made for him in the Interior Department by
the removal of Cadmu M. Wilcox, the,
chief who served nnder the late administra
tion. Since his appointment Mr. Elam has
been serving the Government or rather the
administration by repeated trips down into
Virginia, where he is deeply interested in
the success of the Mahone ticket.
Colonel Bae Thinks the Chief Justice Would
Not Befnse the Democratic Nomina
' Hon for President Why He
Suggested HIa Name.
Chicago, October 21. Colonel Bobert
Bae, the man who suggested Chief Justice
Melville Fuller for the Presidency on the
Democratic ticket in 1892, in a speech be
fore the Andrew Jackson League' last week:
here, strolled into tbe Grand Pacific Hotel
this aiternoon, puffing a cigar. He was at
once met by several anxious to obtain an
expression from him of bis reasons for advo
cating the name of the Chief Justice.
""Inave seen the interview had with Jus
tice Fuller," he said, "but'Igee that it was
not concluded. Ot course; he could not say
anything else. He was asked point blank
if he wis a candidate. Of course, he is a ot
A Chief Justice would hardly be a standing
candidate lor any position, but it would be
another tiling to have asked him if he would
accept tbft' nomination. We don't know
either what he was about to say when tbe
interview- abruptly closed. -PojijMIr ke was
about to. sa-rlfwaa-'not'comnatlWe witkhh
f pesitma'fbr bhn-to tte4s-the question.
"But J. know from, the "Chief 'Justice's
personal friends," said Colonel Bae, "that
he is not unfriendly to the connection of his
oame-with the nomination. jPhcr truth is
the Chief Justice is more of a politician than
a-lawyer, and he has always been an out
and out party man. He has never opposed
a single Democratic measure and has always
stood with the party."
Colonel Bae says he did nothing more
than suggest Justice Fuller's name. "I
said that it Illinois became a closely doubt
ful State it would be well for the Demo
cratic party to suggest a candidate from it
General Parmer is too old, and I doubted if
Colonel Morrison was in a position to con
trol the party machinery sufficiently to se
cure the nomination. Fuller was and is
the most available man. He certainly c an
not take a step down from the Supreme
B ench to accept such a nomination."
Several Chances In tbe Form o f
Adopted by tbe Deputies.
Hew Yokk, October 21. In the Protes
tant Episcopal Convention to-day a motion
to suspend the order of the day and consider
the memorial presented by the colored peo
ple was lost The report in favor of ceding
a portion of the dioceteof Michigan and
making it a missionary diocese was adopted.
Dr. Hart's motion that the Honse of Depu
ties concur with the Bishops in the addition
to the marriage service was lost A prayer
for patience nnder suffering was next
adopted. The second section in the com
munion of tbe sick providing that "In the
times of contagions sickness or disease, or
wben extreme weakness renders it ex
pedient, a short prayer suffice," was adopted
with the proposal to substitute the word
pastor for minister in the communion ser
vice. Tbe Deputies refused to concur.
The first section in tbe order for tbe burial
of the dead was adopted, the second voted
down. The sub-section omitting the selec
tion Of psalms for holy days was adopted.
The last amendment adopted by the House
of Bishops providing lor changes in the
consecration of Bishops was adopted. The
Honse then adjourned.
One of Chicago's Iiich Men Arrested for
Cruelty to Anteals.
CHICAGO, October 21. Old Peter Muel
ler, the millionaire, who is perhaps the odd
est character-in Chicago, was arrested this
morning and locked np at the Twelfth street
"station. His offense against the laws was
driving his old horse through the streets,
harnessed to as rickety a wagon as ever clat
tered over Chicago paving stone. The poor
old horse was well started toward deatn by
starvation. His backbone climbed up aud
down like a mountain road, and bis ribs
were aa prominent as sign posts. The bones
on the horse's shoulders and hips had forced
through the skin, and the wounds bad been
terribly galled by the harness. The hairs
in the. mane and tail were matted together
by burdock: burrs.
Mueller said he was abused, and declared
he would not go to the station, but he was
unceremoniously hundlcd into the patrol
wagon and carried there. A- lusty officer
helped the horse drag the wagon to the same
place. Mueller owns a large tract of land
inside the city Hmit3, and its rise in value
has made him rich.
A Millionaire Confined la an Asvlaa Makes
Startling Charges.
Ne-w Yobk, October 2L A writ of
habeas corpus was obtained in the Supreme
Court to-day by Mr. Aaron Kuhn to have
Amos Cross produced in court Amosis
confined as a lunatio in the Butler Asylum,
Providence, B. I. Mr. Kuhn claims that
be is sane, and that he was abducted and
placed in the asylum by his brother, Elista
W. Cross, who wants to get hii "property at
Ochree ,Point Newport, K. I., which is
worth fB.0OO.00O.
It is also said that Erfeba has draws aad
squandered tbe eeasioa bis brother was m
tuled to a a retired arsay ofieer.
tvlew Pension Comrai3HMr
UKTO&. -... . , m. . Y1
MTrr. iiarPTin rn isei i in. y l
Tanner's Own Dsazater to be Alhmiitm
uetala Her feelttei.
1 District of Colssiiia Fort
CNfly SMto W-j
orrd Teterafit
General Baum has. worked at tbeMatel
Pension Commissioner Tanner's desk
entire day and made bo sweeping ci
as yet Even the daughter" of Cerpejrfj
manner is acting as his confidential eeVj
though another position will be
forher it she desires to stay. ATHstrietaCSf
men the rights of membership.
Washington, October 2 Gesenili
Green B. Baum, the bpw Coamlssieaer' wti
Pensions, was to be found aay hear of -';
day comfortably seated in the rerrt
able chair latoly left "vacant by (ferfMkfk
-.tanner. ie is the oldest man who hs'
occupied that chair, and his age aaet mm
and dignity pive a sortnf '"-- nu
antes that ne wilt not be guilty tfVhaiiXtM
due to impulsiveness, garrulity orbsgfcea-i
Though almost buried in bnjfanay Mm
commissioner received the gurnet on4
who called to-day in a leisurely ami 1
way, as though he had nothisg e'Vkt-2
to hold a social reception. "Ti'HitiMicvi
I shall do," said he to a oorrcaponfont of -
xhk dispatch, "will be to te
myself with every detail of tkeoi
so far as that is possible for oae to eav,t 1
yonu mat i can really say Bethioc. i
that i shall endeavor simply iw-t- out tu
side ot or ' 1
strikes me it should be &e dr of.
. . . . . ,-'
coroingtetne Intent of tbe IawMkMfif t
ne can una out what that lBteet ley att 1
tne taw aoes an lnjtMUec to as
aoesan lnlBsttec to av staas
pend on the Legislature to right tbe
An ail cases where taea la a. stoat
the construction wsiek should, be pit i
the law lam sure Lsball be oyte ass m
every executor ot the law to eaeoBto Wi -A
uavciuy superiors in owmk raoc, ) '-,
j coyyujiuuiijr oi u earning waai is ( sajc
construction, aad I fancy bo oM hMw WsJI
discover in tbe deoiaion et sLe)etMM
points that the veterans are wrt m ,
benefit of the doubt' ,' t?i
No removals or changes were Mate tffi j
omce to-day, even .Hiss "Tanner, tbe sm
ter of the late Costa issioBer, still bsfi
ner position ot cesBdeatial eierfc. UMBfe.cja
decides .to resMua in tbe bateau sbe nt
transferred to another pot wKb,M
good salary, within, a few days. Mm mgm
LMiuk juuot notuttu, wen jisoeiBjri
Bociates in omcc, ana toe new twiassl
will be glad to retain ber if sbe -will i
yfbk'T MAKE A CEEA3T !
A Mead, of thw I
perBaasigMeee js i inpi ag
"WrlTfWswC sssnssrpsjsi 1
whek.be sains an JaeiabtiMaHtba
toms and practices aoverninjr tbe
he wiU gradBally red ot, tbose
have beea guilty of. any trickery or
sion with claims attorneys. -As m tab.
ot tne internal revenue, where be
chief, he vul endeavor to make a,:
Secretary Noble and Assistant
unsseyDota appear to-be greatly
wc iipputmiueai oi tne new 1
and are free to say that tber
bureau ias now a chief who will
credit to his place aad to tbe Dm
They will say nothing in reply to
tacks Tanner is bow Hkie.' sn
Jena .c Hutwkcu, nncsnows
The feeling- generally In regard to
was expressed by Secretary Xsble,
,, ,. HfH-ui a i.ri
wnen ne was ascea to stake seas
to charges-of Tanner. "Tbe late
sioner is a book namber. wbtek
carefully read; criticised aad M f
BilCll, A utr HUI. VJMN UJHarD It,
tains nothing of further interest to
A G. A. K- Pom Wants sly WUm
AraaBg lis Meseers.
RrSCXU.TXLXaBAXTO thzompatokJ '
WAsnrsGTOir, October 2U Tbe fcl1
good deal of talk over as iaeHeat wbMafcp "
jnst occurred at Anaeosta, D. C, tbe
urban home of Frederiek. Douglass, i
ihw uafam hmflali ttF tlaA aIamiu i
.... ...... .. .-u.u,9n. , ,
G. A-B. men, wishing teeetabiiak ttlfmmi
post, sent out a call for a meeting of -petogssV
set tne mu zuuiBg. xaere were r
from about a dozes, asses? them two i
ored men. The latter saw so reaaes '
they should not be adstiMed, as tbe iV
tion fiad been general, aad tfce o
of the order does not rale outai
man on account of tbe color efbiaji
provided he has served bk country fit
and received l an fiosoraole duonaissi I
when they put in their applications wM4H
rest, tney-were promptly lowered I
fiad got into tne wrong company.
Tbey were at liberty to go off s
and organize a negro post, If tbey
out they eoald not be pat upea
social equality witn tne wslte )
this one.
Rev. Father Gabriel Buried Bader tbe 1
of the Order of Pnislsalm,
New Yokk; October 2L Tbe
services of the Bey. Father Gabriel, & A'?
...1... n.. ..? o:a).4 .t... . ..m-
recently connected with St Jsseab'a BsSlJc'
treat, Baltimore, tookplaee to-day Is Mn
Michael's Monastery, In West: Hobshssgl
At an early hour the reaaiss were 1
from the inner cloister and were MM e
rough pine board in tbe main aisle of "l
church. The body was elotbed is cbai
habit of tbe order. Oa tbe breast ware
cross and three nails, and aroaad mm ,t
was a learner girdle, to wstea w
a rosary of 15 decades. The
removed from tbe feet. Oa the bead. '
rested on a little pile of bricks, ash as Jlftskl
sprinkled ia the form of a orer.-"'jfcf
sotemn mass of requiem was ebaatod. ssv
Eev. Father Philip Berk, C. P OtMc
members of tbe order were groused m ft!
semi-circle within the cbaaeel rail. m
After the absolution six lay brothers i
peared from behind toe altar, raws.
body of the dead priest to tfceir
and followed by the clergy aad a
marched to tbe tier oi vaults is Mm
meat of tbe church, where severs!
members of the eoaHssaity already Ha.f j
tne enusHoe to wo vatut we rqmaras.
ont in a -plain white eoffin aad uM 1
of the openings. The saal asiolaMeaXH
tnen pre-Bouacea, tne opesisg w
up. and tbe same of tbe dead.
scratched with a trowel is tbe i
Mekelas Sarftb MJe a fessiVJ
Washisgtok, October at. .Mjjii;
deal tM evesMMt ! wlp
oiHi, h .new xsfss, s m aj
TToitad stasias ssb - -,a
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