Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 04, 1889, Image 1
WHEN YOU COME HOME From sea or mountain, don't forget " A, '"' to. notify thai call at THE DISPATCH offloe, address on your paper may bs changed. FORTT-FOTJUTH TEAK. PITTSBURG, "WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER. w mm JJt, 4MPR w ''W Try . fy JJ T lfY9ssflBH ; TottaxiWtoretrt , , ggl ts 1 1. j i nMhr j 4 1889. l r REMARKABLE CRIME, An Astonishing Conspiracy to Impose Upon Robert Ray Hamilton. SEQUEL TO THE STABBING Which Created Snch a Great Sensa tion at Atlantic City. THE CHILD NOT HAMILTON'S AT ALL. It Is Really the Fourth One Which Mrs. Hamilton Boasbt of a Midwife She Palmed It OlTon Hamilton to Farce Him to Marry Her Two Purchased Babes Died on ncr Hands The Womnn Did -Kot Lovo Ilnmlllon. bnt Wanted to Get Ills Mother's Jewels Hamilton Thought Ho Was Righting a Wronged Woman. The developments which were made yes terday in regard to Bobert Kay Hamilton's wife were of the most startling nature. The sensational stabbing affray at Atlantic City led to the other discoveries. Joshua Mann and Mrs. Swinton are both in prison in New York. They confess that they entered into a conspiracy with Mrs. Hamilton to procure a voung babe and palm it off on Hamilton as his own, so that he would marry Eva. They were successful, although two babes died on their hands. rsrzciAt, TXLEOBAMTOTnBmsrATCir.i New Yoke, September 3. Joshua Mann, the lover of Mrs. Robert Bay Hamilton,, and Mrs. Anna S. Swinton, reputed to be his mother, slept in cells at police head quarters to-night- They will be arraigned at the tombs to-morrow afternoon upon charges of conspiracy. Robert Bay Hamil ton himself, at the house of his friend, Charles Pcabody, at 13 Park avenue, was in consultation with Inspector Byrnes, his lawyers and other friends as to the best methods of prosecuting these charges to a successful conclusion, and these peonle into State's prison, and also as to whether a charge of conspiracy or of bigamy wili be most efficacious in ridding him of Mrs. Bobert Bay Hamilton, and of sending her also to State's prison, when she shall be released from the county jail at Mays Landing, N. J., where she is now locked up on a charge of having made a murderous assault upon Mary Ann Donnelly, the woman who was the nurse of the reputed child of Bobert Bay Hamilton and herself. A MOST ItEMARKABLE CONSPIBACr. Inspector Byrnes and his staff, with the active and willing assistance of Mr. Hamil ton and his friends, have run out the list threads of the story. They'Knbw down to the last details the procedure in what has been one of the most remarkable and one of the most nearly successful conspiracies with which the police of New York have ever ,. had to do. They know not only that there was a conspiracy to induce Bobert Bay Hamilton to marry a notorious and disrepu table woman upon the plea that he was the father of a child by her, but also that when the plot was about to fail, through the death of the child,another child was secured and substituted lor it, and that when this child died yet another substitution was made, and so on, until the child which Bobert Bay Hamilton until a few days ago believed was his own, is really the fourth one which the conspirators have passed off upon him in that capacity. They know the place where each of these children was se cured, and every other detail as to its pro curement and disposition, and they know that the last child was purthased'for 10 of a midwife, after the conspirators had paid another midwife ?5 to take off of their hands child No. 3, which had not proved Satisfactory. BESUXTS OP CONFESSIONS. Aside from these main facts of the con spiracy itself, the police and Mr. Hamilton know that Mrs. Bobert Bay Hamilton has lived for several years in numerous places as the wife of Joshua Mann; that she has represented herself as such in the matter of the disposition of some money in a savings bank, presumably making affidavit to her marriage at that time. Although the affidavit itself has yet to be found, and that Joshua Mann in certain court proceedings in Pennsylvania swore point blank that he was her husband, two of the conspirators, Mrs. Sainton and Mann, have admitted their guilt, and have told what they assert is the whole story of the case. The case, however, does not rest upon tnese coniessions, but upon the facts dis covered outside of them, and upon the state ments of other persons who were employed in various capacities to carry out the plot Mrs. Hamilton herself is the only one con cerned who has not had a say upon the sub ject, and whatever she may say will make little difference, for the proof against her as the head of the conspiracy, and against Mann and Mrs. Swinton, as her active asso ciates, is overwhelming and impregnable. Bobert Bay Hamilton himself has abso lutely and entirely abandoned the woman whom he married, and whom he believed to be the mother of his child and has in Etrocted the police to do everything in their power to Dring tne conspirators to justice and to count upon him for every assistance that it may be within his power to render. Proceedings in the case have been as short and quick as they have been decisive. It was only on Thursday evening last that In? spector Byrnes was put in possession of the facts which made him able to take hold of the case officially. The two conspirators now at police headquarters were really ar rested yesterday alternoon, although in. formation of the fact was suppressed for a full 24 hours afterward. . WEST PUBLIC INTIMATION. The first public intimation of the fact that the police were at work upon the conspiracy was this afternoon when the report of Chief Inspector Byrnes to-the Superintendent of Police, which he is compelled to make everv day before 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and I which although usually given out at noon, was held back to-day until within ten min utes of the last time possible under the reg ulations was found to contain the record of the arrest, at 5 v. M. on Monday, of "Joshua J. Mann, 34 year old, salesman, unmarried; and 2 P. si. on Monday, of Mrs. S. Anna, G7 years old, dressmaker, mar ried." Inspector Byrnes admitted that Mrs. S. Anna was really Mrs. Anna S. Swinton, and that the pair were the people concerned in the Bobert Bay Hamilton case. He also said that the couple had been taken to the Tombs Police Court in the morning, ar raigned as suspicious persons, and re manded to his charge for 24 hours further for investigation. About 5 o'clock he had a loag talk with the prisoners in his office. In the evening he announced that his work upon the 'case was now so far completed that he could give the story to the public, and he accordingly made an official state ment of the facts to the reporters. Even he, hardened as he is to sensations, con spiracies and crime generally, was as en thusiastic over the story as an epicure over some new and unheard of dish, and al though he- confined himself strictly to a plain statement of facts, and to quotations from documents, he could not restrain him self from adding after he was done: "There; that's the most remarkable story I have known of since the Burdell-Cunningham case, and it's as bad as that, except that the mardcrin it has bcenofwo infants, instead of one full grown man"." A CONFEBENCE OF FBIENDS. Last Thursday night Inspector Byrnes re ceived a note from Elihu Boot, the lawyer, friend and fellow Bepublican of Bobert Bay Hamilton, asking him to meet him at a cer tain house up town, the residence of a rela tive of Mr. Hamilton. The Inspector went there and met Mr. Boot, his partner, Mr. Clare, and the relatives in question. They wished to talk to him about the matter of Hamilton's marriage, and they gave him what information they had as to the ante cedents of Mrs. Bobert Bay Hamilton, and of Mrs. Swinton and the other parties who have been mixed up in the case in the pub lic prints. It does not appear that tMr. Hamilton himself knew of this conference or had any hand in the calling in. of In spector Byrnes. From the information- on which the In spector then received he was led to believe that there had been a conspiracy upon the part of one or more persons in New York, and of the woman herself, to compel Mr. Hamilton to marry her by pretending that she had borne a child by him and by ap pealing to his chivalrous instincts upon be half oi that child. The known facts were that the woman, who subsequently became Mrs, Hamilton, alleged that she had been delivered of a child on December 17 last in Elmira, and that Bobert Bay Hamilton was the father of the child. A child alleged to have been so born was produced, and the name of the physician who had officiated at its delivery was given. This Ividencc seemed to have satisfied Mr. Hamilton. Inspector Byrnes was more captions, and he sent Detective McNaught on to Elmira to investigate the circumstances. DIDN'T HAVE A CHILD. The detective found that it was true that the woman had been in Elmira at the time she said, that she had stopped at a hotel and boarding-house there, and that she had been attended by the doctor in question, Dr. Burnett Morse, 'a leading practitioner in Elmira for 20 years past. The detective also found out, however, that during her stay in Elmira the woman was accompanied by Joshua Mann, that she lived with him as his wife all the time she was there and that the trouble for which Dr. Burnett Morse attended her was colic and not child birth. Dr. Morse also said that it was im possible or her to have been delivered of a child during the time she was in Elmira. "With these facts in their possession Mr. Hamilton's friends, on Friday, telegraphed for him to come to Jersey City. He was met there by a friend, who brought him to this city and placed him in communication with Inspector Byrnes. The Inspector had by this time discovered that not only had one false child been forced off on Mr. Ham ilton, but that at least two children had been used, and that the woman Swinton and Joshua Mann had been parties to the plot. This being told to Mr. Hamilton, he said in substance: HAMILTON'S EYES OPENED.. This -v. oman is my wife, and for that reason I have stood by her thus far, but if there had been any imposture, if it is proven that I mar ried hor under false representations, I want all the facts brought to light, and I want the guilty persons punished. I shall remain in the city to give anv assistance I can In tracing out the facts, whoever they may injure. He went to the residence of Mr. Charles Peabody, Jr., at No. 13 Park avenue, and has remained there ever since, holding nightly consultations with Inspector Byrnes. The Inspector meantime has been looking out that the two conspirators who were not safely in jail should not get away from him, and he louod that thev had left Atlantic City immediately after Mr. Ham ilton had started for New York, presum ably having taken alarm at Mr. Hamil ton's leaving. They were caught up with; however, at the St. Charles Hotel, on Broad way, in this city, where thev registered ai Mrs. J. W. Brown and son, occupying one room. By Sunday night evidence sufficient to justify thejr arrest had been obtained, and Detectives Hickey and McNaught were sent to the St. Charles Hotel to get them. The birds had (taken the alarm again, however, and a little while before the de tectives reached there had gone away, lea vine no word as to where they were going. Mrs. owimon on juonnay was located and ar rested at 335 West Twenty-ninth street. About 5 o'clock Mann came around to 335 and was arrested also. He was two-thirds drunk at the time. STORY OF THE CONSPIRACY. The story of the conspiracy, as told by Mrs. Swinton, and verified by the detectives, begins about November 10 last. Eva Mann had then been the mistress of Bobert Bay Hamilton for about three years. She had made him believe that she had been trne to him, although she had maintained con stantly her relations with Mann, if not with other lovers. About this time, if not sooner, she talked to Mrs. Swinton about the family jewels and plate, which had belonged to Mr. Hamilton s mother, and which had been left by her will to him for the benefit of his wife when he should marry. She had ex pressed her loncinir to get hold of those jewels, and had enlarged upon the good times she could have off the money she would realize from them. How much she had obtained from Mr. Hamilton up to this time is a matter as to which he himself is the only possible in formant, and he won't tell. Just before November 10, however, she did give to Joshua Mann 5500 at once, and her own personal expenditure had been for some time of the most lavish description. About November 10 she said to Mrs. Swinton: "I want you to have for me about December 14 or" 15, a lot of beautiful baby clothes. Josh and I are going to Elmira, and we will be back about then, and I want you to have them readv for us."' "What do you want them for?" Sirs. Swinton asked. "There is a friend of Bay's," said Eva, "who has cot a lady in trouble. When her child ii bora I want to take it on Bay's ac- count and take care of it until we can get some place in which to put it" THE BABY AERIVED. Mrs. Swinton says that she asked no further1 questions, and went ahead with the baby clothes. Eva Mann and Josh went away as thev said they would do, and were in Elmira, for part of the time, at any rate. They did not come back until Christmas morning. When they arrived at the place where Mrs. Swinton was theii living, a flat over a grocery store, on the northwest corner of Thirty-first street and Fourth avenue. Mrs, Hamilton got the baby clothes and in about two or three hours later returned to the house with a babe four or five days old, wrapped up in a green shawl. Mrs. Swinton went to 105 East Twenty-eighth street and engaged board for Mr. and Mrs. Mann and their child. That night the family, Joshua play ing the role of husband, went to the bouse named and lived there one week. Mean time they engaged and furnished a flat at 203 'East Fourteenth street over a drug store and when the week was up at the boarding bouse they went there to live as man and wife with the baby. Mr. Hamilton s mistress, however, had not waited even so long as this, so far as could be ascertained, to urge upon him the propriety of marrying her out of considera tion for the child. She had already begun to urge upon him with every plea known to a woman who is the mother1 of a nameless child, to right the wrong done to the help less infant, THE FIRST CHILD DIES. She must have been dangerously near suc cess in her scheme when, a few days after life at the flat had begun, the baby was taken sick. Dr. Kemp, of 267 "West Twenty third street, was called in. He attended it. for a few uays, but it died, and he gave a certificate of death, which set out that the (child was Alice Mann, daughter of George jviauu and Alice Juann, and tnat it Had died, on January 4, when 10 days old. The cause of death was stated as want of breast milk. Adrian & Aldred, the undertakers, of 350 Fourth avenue, were called in to bury the child. And while the body still lay in the flat Eva and Mrs. Swinton'hurried off to an other midwife, for, of course, it was from a midwife that the first child had come, and got another child to take the place of the dead one. They got a baby easily enough and carried it around to the flat before the undertakers had cot away with child num- Deri. The second child was only three or four days old and as much in need of mother's milk as the first one had been. But it lasted long enough to enable the conspirators to put through their scheme to seeming suc cess, for on January 7 last, in Paterson, N. J., whether before a clergyman or a justice of the peace, is not known, Bobert Bar Hamilton and Evangeline Mann were, married. Edward Dryden, an insurance man on Broadway, and a brother of Mrs. Swinton, whose name is not known, were witnesses. STILL LIVED -WITH MANN. The couple apparently did not immediate ly acknowledge publicly their new relations, for Mrs. Hamilton went right back to the Fourteenth street flat, and continued to live with her lover, Joshua Mann. Peril, however, quickly threatened the conspirators from another source, tor child No. 2 sickened and seemed likely to die. It was doubtful whether Mrs. Hamilton's hold upon her new house would last long enough should the child die, to en able her to get possession of the family jewels and plate, for which alone she had man-ied him, and the party were in terror over the sickness of the little one. Mrs, Hamilton ordered Josh to go at once for a doctor. Mrs. Swinton got Dr. Gil bert, and took the child home to her own honse, where it died on January 14. The certificate of death said it was 28 davs old. that its father was Walter Parsons and its mother Linda , Parsons, and te.. cause of death the lack of breast-milk. The same undertakers who buried the first child were called to bury this one. Eva did not wait to get it under the ground be fore she had another infant ready to show to Bobert Bay Hamilton as his child and hers. While Mrs. Swinton was looking after the dead infant Mrs. Hamilton hurried around to the house of a third midwife and got the third child. Before the funeral of No. 2 was over Mrs. Hamilton sent up to Mrs. Swinton ina great hurry, and asked her to come down the moment child No. 2 was out of the house; that she had something very important for her to do, IT WAS TOO DARK. When Mrs. Swinton got there Mrs. Hamilton pulled back the covers from the bed and showed an infant -two or three days old, dark complexion and dark hair, kick ing away. Mrs'. Hamilton was in a dread ful state of mind. "Just look at it," she said, "it looks'jnst like a Dutch "baby. I can't like it and will not nave it." Then Mrs. Swinton took the child back to the midwife, but before doing so she and Mrs. Hamilton hunted around until they found another baby, the one which is now alive. Mrs. Hamilton bought No. 4 for $10. Mrs. Swinton told the inspector that Eva had frequently represented that she was married to her son Joshua and she believes it herself to be a fact. Inspector Byrnes has investigated all the statements made bv Mrs Swinton and finds them to be true. Dr. Gilbert, who attended the second child, told the Inspector that Mrs. Swinton and Mrs, Hamilton begsed him to save its life and stated that its life was worth 8100,000 to the mother. Joshua Maun says he met Mrs. Hamilton eight years ago in a disreputable house in this city on Second street. They have been living as man and wife on nd off ever since. During the past year she has given him $3,000 to live on. He admitted that he knew of the deception of which Hamilton was a victim. PROGRESSIVE IDEAS. Nott Mexico Is Getting Rcndy to Become a Fall-FIedgcd Mate. Santa Fe, N.-M., September 3. The Constitutional Convention was organized at noon in Bepresentative Hall. Fifty-three delegates were present out of a total mem bership of 73. It was announced that sev eral absent members would arrive to-night. Judge Trimble, Democrat, from Bernalillo county, was elected Temporary Chairman, and J. Francisco Chavez, of, Valencia county, Permanent Chairman. Both of them made enthusiastic speeches, favoring Statehood. The various methods of getting at the business in hand was discussed, and a committee from each county was ap pointed to consider, the three separate lists of committees on the various subjects which it proposed to incorporate in the Constitu tion. These lists were submitted respect ively by W. C. Hazeldine and Br S. Bodey, of Bernalillo county, and G. W. Prichard, of San Miguel county. All the counties in New Mexico are represented except Taos. The convention is about equally divided between the Spanish and English speaking people, and in appearance isa good-looking, representative body The sentiment ap pears to be in favor of a Constitution voic ing the most progressive ideas of. the age. NO SHOW FOR THE INDIANS. Tho Whlto Settlers Are Even Taking All at the Water. Washington, September 3. The Sec retary of the Interior has called the atten tion of the Attorney General to the fact thgt white settlers along the Atheneum creek, Washington Territory, are diverting "the waters from that creek, so that the Iudians in the Atheneum region are deprived of the use of the water. The Secretary asks that the necessary steps be taken to protect the Indians in their rights. ' , ' HUMES IN THE EACE. An Effort Made to Chill, if'Jfot to Check, the Bigler Boom. ACEAWFORD STATESMAN'S EEASOH For Desiring to 'Sea the State Funds Pro fitably Administered. BIGLER TELLS WHY HE IS .RUNNING. Patrick Foley' little Contest, and a Forecast oi tha Platform. Besides ex-Collector Bigler, ex-Senator Humes wants to run for State Treasurer. Captain Clay also wants a complimentary vote in that behalf. Colonel W. L. Scott, of Erie, may not attend the convention. The platform will be largely negative. ISFECTAI. TELEGHAM TO THE DISPATCH 1 Hbrisbubg, September 3. Three Democratic candidates for State Treasurer are here; but one of them will be satisfied with a complimentary vote. Captain Clay, of Elk, who spends the winter months in Philadelphia because of the severe climate in his county, was boomed by a number of his legislative friends at the late session for the position; but he never took advantage of the boost given him by putting in any work in his own in terest, and has not support enough to justify him in indulging any hope of his nomina tion; but a number of warm friends have determined to vote for him, and he will per mit them' to carry out their purpose, after which his name will be withdrawn. Ex-Senator Humes, of Crawford, came to town to-day. He did not seem to be much of a candidate for State Treasurer. He would not concern himself about the nom ination, because the organization of the party 'did not offer a promise of success at the polls. This Is the way he talked during the day. To-night he is a full-grown candi date, and says he would "rather be licked like thunder in a political fight than not to have been in a fight at all." Humes vis ited the Auditor General's department to day and secured the last statement of the condition of the sinking fund. This showed that $2,700,000 were deposited in various banks of the STATE, EARNING NO MONEY, notwithstanding the act which he drafted requiring the money outside of that re quired for the payment of the interest on the public debt and the annual reduction demanded bv the Constitution to be in vested in United States and State bonds. The purpose of this visit was to show the necessity of his nomination so as to have this law properly executed. Humes says the selection by the conven tion of Mr. Bigler is by no means assured. Bigler, he says, claimed the entire Phila delphia delegation to-day, but to-night he was counting on only 50 members of it. Ini Allegheny county he expects only 4, while the remaining 18 would vote for Humes. Humes could not have been more cheerful if he had tried as he referred to the apparent subsidence of the Bigler boom, Ex-Collector Bigler made no claims; but his friends talk as if there would be no seri ous opposition to his candidacy. He says he has no consuming ambition to run in a State so overwhelmingly Bepublican as PAnnevWgnin? lmf Adhphnrl lioM n Tmel- tion under Cleveland's administration, he, thought it his duty to take the nomination for State Treasurer, if tendered to him by the Democratic party. All indications point to the nomination of Bigler; but Patrick Foley, ex-Chairman Brennen, of Pittsburg, and other delegates from Allegheny county are working hard among delegates from Philadelphia and other counties against him. They are un able to forgive Bigler for the part he took in the election of delegates to the State Convention last year opposed to their fac tion. THE FOLEY CONTESTS. The'State Committee was notified a few days ago that a contest would be made to oust the Foley delegates in the Fifth dis trict of Allegheny unty. The roll of the delegates also indicates a contest in the Third district of that county. These Con tests are understood to have been inspired by Tim O'Leary. Patrick Foley has been greatly annoyed by the threatened trouble, and to-night visited the State Committee rooms to ascertain the reasons for the pro posed contest. Chairman Eisner could not give the desired information, but he in formed Foley that the roll would not be disturbed. He was also told by others that the contest was simply on paper, and he left with his mind greatly relieved. The movement in the interest of W. Bush Gillan for Temporary Chairman of the con tention has not made any headway, and the seiecuua ui .twcpre&eubuuve v nerrv is more certain than even ex-Senator Fertig, of Crawford; who is still the leadinc man. It is reported to-night that although a delegate' from Erie county. Colonel Will iam Ai. Scott will not appear in the conven tion. The Democratic State Committee, at a meeting held to-day, adopted the recommen dations of the sub-committee, making county chairmen members of the State Com mittee and providing for nine assistant chairmen in as manv districts of the State, who shall be responsible for the conduct of thp campaign iu their territory. The re quirement that county chairmen shall be elected on the first Monday of January was amended by requesting the adoption of the plan, but not making it obligatory. CLOUDS CLEARING AWAY. A later survey of the field, after mid night, shows th"ese facts: Patrick Foley says he will move to make Bicler's nomina tion unanimous if he should be the choice of the convention. Humes will probably get about CO votes; 19 delegates from Allegheny will be among those who will support him. Other votes will come from Westmoreland, Indiana, Fayette, Elk, Crawford, Philadel phia and a few other counties. A telegram has been pent to Senator Wal lace asking him to present the name of Big ler to the convention; but it is thought he win not respond invorauiy.,. IT WILL DEPBECATE. A Forecast of tho Democratic FIntform Sorry for Beaver and for Pensioners' friends Some Com parisons. , (SPECIAL TELEGnAM To TUB DISPATCn.1 Habbisbtjbg, September 3. The plat form to be submitted by the Committee on Besolutions to-morrow was completed late to-night. Its substance follows: It will reaffirm the tariff plank in the national platform of 1SS8, warmly indorse Cleveland's course on the subject, and approve the course of the Democratic representatives In Congress In their efforts to effect tariff revision. It will denonnce trusts as the fruit of the present monopoly tariff. It will accept the decision of the people at the ballot box on the question of prohibition as a declaration in favor of a reasonable, just and effective regulation of the liquor traffic, and charge that the agreement of the Republican party, through its represen tatives in the Legislature, to submit the pro posed prohibition amendment, and its defet in spite of the Republican majority ofSUCOO votes, are facts that establish beyond doubt the hypocrisy of the Republican party leaders In their treatment of prohibition. The Republican party Is arraigned for mis management of the State Treasury funds, and especially for selling a million dollars' worth of bonds and depositing the money In favorite banks, where it is drawing no Interest, and for violating the Humes law on the subject of In vesting the money In the sinking fund. A liberal pension law is favored. In order to have justice done honorably discharged sol diers who, by reason of their wounds or other infirmities, are prevented from performing manual labor but the giving of pensions to other persons is denounced as an injustice to those entitled to this recognition. The Bepublican Legislature is denouncedfor its unfavorable treatment of labor legislation, and its refusal to respect the petitions of farm ers and workingmen for the passage of a bill to equalize taxation. Legislation is demanded insuring ample protection and opportunity in all industries for all citizens, irrespective of race, religion or nativity. Sympathy is ex pressed with the Johnstown sufferers, and the mismanagement of the funds, contributed to relieve them, by State officials, is deprecated, and Constitutional legislation is recommended appropriating the money necessary to the fur ther relief of the sufferers in the afflicted com munity. The Australian ballot system Is In dorsed. Congressman-elect Kerr, of Clearfield, will probably nominate Bigler, and H. 8. Cavanaugb, of Northampton, will be Chair man of the Committee on Platform. At a late hour to-night Bepresentative Skinner, of Fulton, was brought out as a candidate for State Treasurer; but; the action is under stood to be against his wishes. The conven tion will meet at 10 o'clock, and will likely complete its work within three hours. CONFLICTING BEPOBTS. Very Difficult to Get an Accurate Account of the RnceTroablesIn Mississippi One Honor That Many Negroes Were Killed or Captured. Jackson, Miss., Septembers. Governor Lowry has returned from the scene of the race war in Le Flore county, and reports that he has no fear of further trouble. The Capital Light Guards, of this city, arrived here from Le Flore county at 3 p. M. to-day, having left Minter City yesterday at 3 p. m. They report that there were 275 armed negroes congregated near Minter City, but they had been dispersed before the arrival of the military. There was a large body p( white men mounted and armed, who had flocked there from various points before the arrival of the troops. These men had dispersed the negroes and captured some of the leaders. Eeports as to whether any negroes had been killed or the number captured were very conflicting. One negro was certainly killed by another negro for refusing to join them. One man told the officers that he saw six dead negroes six miles from the river, Other reports place the number higher, while some denied that there had been any killing except the negro killed by another negro. The troops captured and turned over to the Sheriff 48 negroes. It was reported after the troops left that one of the negro leaders was hanced. The Sheriff, under whose orders the troops were placed, notified them that they were needed no longer, and they took his receipt for the negroes whom they had cap tured and left by boat. A member of the company told your correspondent that it .was impossible to get any reliable informa tion as to what realiy had occurred; that it was a certainty that from 300 to 400 armed and congregated, vowing vengeance against the whites on Saturday night, and it was certain that large numbers of white men had dispersed them and captured some of them. but no true account could be obtained of the loss of human life, as the violence occurred back from the river several miles. The white people of Shell Mound deserted the place on Saturday and sought refuge in safer quarters. LEGITIME IS COMING. The Deposed President of Ilajti to Arrive In New York This Week-He Will Probably Go to Franco to Live Permanently. rsrzciAi. tzuqbau to the DISPATCH. I New York, September 3. The steamer Manhattan, which is expected on Thursday or 'Friday, from Santiago de Cuba, will probably bring as passengers General Legi time, the unsuccessful contestant for the Presidency of Hayti, and a dozen or more of his followers who fled with him, when General Hippolyte came knocking at the" gates of Port-au-Prince with 12,000 Northern troops to back him. It is just about a year ago that General Salomon arrived here- on an excursion that was started in much the same way. The difference is that all of Hayti was for once unanimous in wishing to see the list of Salomon, while there is no doubt that General Legitime leaves behind him many friends who believe that he was the legitimate President of the Black Bepublic. Like Salomon, it is said General Legitime will not tarry long with us. "I have not heard anything about General Legitime's movements directly," said Minister Stephen Preston to-day, "but I expect that he will go from here to France. A black man does not find himself in a comfortable place in this country, While in France there is no prejudice against a man's color." Mr. Preston will be on hand to receive his late chief. "It will be my duty and pleisure to receive him," he said, "just as I did Mr. Salomon when he came, although the latter was no more the President. I presume General Legitime will live in the Hotel Martin while he is in this city, as it is a French hotel." A CHARGE 0P F0KGERI Entered by Gen. Benjamin F. Bailor Agnlnst n Former Client. Washington, September 3. General B. F. Butler, who was counsel for Samuel Strong in the latter's well-known suit against the District of Columbia, for com pensation for work done by direction of the old Board of Public Works, will, to-morrow, file in court an affidavit signed by himself and his law partner, O. D. Barrett, accusing his former client of forgery. After the award made to Strong had been cut down from more than 5200,000 to less than S30,000, suits were entered by General But ler and others to obtain liens upon the award. While Mr. Strong was under examina tion before an examiner in chancery in the Butler suit, he produced a paper purport ing to have been signed by General Butler, to the effect that he (Butler) should not re ceive more than $10,000 unless the original award of 8234,798 was sustained, in which event General Butler was to receive ?46,649. General Butler declares that he had never before seen or heard of the paper, and will ask the Court for the time to produce evi dence to show the falsity of the document. OPPOSED TO MAHONE. All Republican Papers In Virginia, Snvo One, Against Him. ISFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIM Washington, September 3. Seven Be publican papers in Virginia, nearly all that are published in that State, have declared against Mabone. Among them are the Valley Virginian, at Staunton, edited by ex-Congressman Yost; the Fredericksburg Free Lance, ex SenatorBiddleberger'spaper at Woodstock, and General Boiler's paper at Broadway. Only one newspaper, re cently established lor the purpose, supports the Bepublican ticket. These facts are quoted here by the Demo crats and Bepublican kickers as sure sign's that the thoughtful element of the party is in opposition, and that Mahone cannot be elected withont the aid of this element. Won't Even Let Them Dnnce. Washington, September 3. The act ing Secretary of the Interior has requested the Secretary of War to station a troop of cavairy at ifort BUI, to prevent sNwar dance or medicine dance by the Kiowa Indians. NOT A SINGLE JUROR Has let Beea Definitely Accepted in the Great Cronin Case. A COUPLE ARE ON PU0BATI0IT, And a 5nmoer of Peremptory Challesgw Have Been Exhausted. LITEII TILT BETWEEN THE LAWYERS. A Very (Searching Series of Questions Being Asked by the Defense. Very little progress has been made in the selection of the Cronin jury. Every step of the way is being obstinately fought by the respective attorneys. A panel .may not De secured until the peremptory challenges are exhausted. , IBFECTAI. TZI.EOBAU TO "TUB DISPATCH.l Chicago, September 3. The only pro gress made to-day in (electing a jury to try the five men now on trial for the mur der of Dr. Cronin, was the loss of 11 more peremptory challenges' and the admission of a revised list of stereotyped questions to be asked of talesmen by the defense. Of the 11 peremptory challenges, the defense, used up 9, making 13 of them altogether, with 87 more otiheir disposal. The State found it expedient to per emptorily challenge 2 furors, and 27 jurors were excused for cause. When court adjourned the State was about to fender 4 promising-looking jurorj to the defense. Two of them had already been passed by the attorneys for the prisoners. One, and per. haps two, of this quartet may be accepted by both sides to-morrow. PROMISING CANDIDATES. The most promising one of the four was Freeman Grass, a manufacturer of war panoramas. The other juror who may be accepted is T. P. Kellogg, a farmer of Arlington Heights, who wears a flannel shirt and the emblems of three great secret societies. The other two who were looked up for the night with Grass and Kellogg were B. J. Vancott and William P. Turner. It is probable, however, that these two men will be set free to-morrow. The six questions which the Court ruled as admissable are these: Have yoa formed anv opinion as to whether or not the alleged murder of Dr. Cronin was in pursuance of the action or flndlnc of a secret committee, or its officers, or any of them, to try said Cronin for any supposed offense? Have you formed anv opmion'as to whether or not Dr. Cronin was killed in the Carlson cot tatref Have you formed an opinion as to whether the tenant or tenants of the Carlson cottage had anything to do with said murder? Have vou formed an opinion as to whether Dr. Cronin was taken to the Carlson cottage by the horse and buggy engaged by Daniel Cough Ian from DInan, the livery man? Have you formed an opinion as to whether or not Martin Bnrke. one of the defendants, was the tenant of the Carlson cottage? Have you formed an opinion that the so called Clan-na-Gacl Society is in any way to blame for the death of Dr. Cronin? NO objection opfebed. The State offered no objeotion to these questions. State's Attorney Longenecker was disposed to be conservative in order to escape errors. This set of questions was probably responsible for the overthrow of young Lathrop, who made such a favorable impression for two days. When the ques tion of conspiracy and the culpability of the Clan-na-Gael were fired at the keen looking juror he answered that he had formed an opinion, on the points in the case. Half an hour later he, together with Lilli bridge, who had also withstood the fire for two days, was peremptorily challenged by the defense. Just before court adjourned Lawyers Mills, Hines and Forrest had a passage at arms near Judge McConnell's elbow. Mr. Forrest maintained that the State was send ing detectives ont to run down the record of talesmen temporarily passed by either side. Mr. Hines warmly retorted that the defense had adopted the same tactics. Mr. Forrest told Mr. Hines he knew 'better. Mr. Mills said Mr. Hines was right. Then Mr. Forrest, with considerable show of passion, thumped the Court's desk with his fist and informed the lawyeV for the State that the charge so far as the defense was concerned was un true. Judge McConnell now took a band in the quarrel and soon restored peace. The court then adjourned until to-morrow. ARTIFICIAL GAS EXPLOSION. " Workmen Find a Leak In n New York Street . Main. rBrECIAL TELEOItAM TO THE DISrATCTI.! New Toek, September 3. Escaping gas oppressed workmen engaged to-day for a cellar excavation for a new building at 197 Mercer street. One of them after lighting his pipe threw the lighted match into the deep hole below the sidewalk. There was an explosion, and the man was knocked on to a sand pile fifteen feet below the street level. A flame shot up from the hole and set the plank sheathing on fare, and a vol ume of fire spread under the sidewalk and blazed over the excavation. Engines were called and a steady stream was thrown on the blue flame. Laborers threw on gravel. Workman John Hyland's clothes caught fire and be was burned about the arms. Sometime after the explosion the Consoli dated Gas Company's men turned the gas off from the main and extinguished the fire. THE HEARING POSTPONED. No Proceedings Taken In the Injnnctlon Agnlnst the Fittsbarg Company. tSFECIAI. TELEQBA3I TO TUB DISPATCH.! Washington, September 3. The hear ing in the matter of the -injunction asked for by the gas company of this city to pre vent the Electric Power and Heat Com pany, of Pittsburg, from laying wires in the street of Washington was to have been had to-day. The electric company was pre pared to combat the gas company at every point, but when the case was called Judge Cox, the only judge available, announced that he would not sit on the case as he owned stock in the gas company. There fore the matter was postponed until the re turn of Chief Justice Bingham, who is taking bis vacation among the mountains of West Virginia. CATHOLIC IMS1IGEATI0N. The Convention at Cleveland Takes Action Upon the Subject. Cleveland, September 3. At the Central Boman Catholic Society to-day the most important action taken was a decision to encourage the immigra tion of Catholic foreigners to this country. It is proposed to pay especial at tention to farmers, who will be sent to join Catholic parishes in the West, or they will be banded together to form new parishes. Manager Jeffrey Has Designed. Chicago, September 3. Jeffrey is no longer General Manager of the Illinois Cen tral Bailroad. He has had a sharp disagree ment with Acting President Harriman, and peremptorily resigned, to take effect instau ter. Mr. Jeffrey has been over 30 years in the service of the Illinois Central, com mencing as an office boy, becoming step by sten one of the foremost r.iilwar nffiMsfa in j the United States. vmm minus. CfcMgetf to Mw Colfs.'Mossrfsg m 9oH4r MMM-wrf WsJte bt! (re-fcfe OH rsnciAii txusxak so wwatckj, - COLUMBU8, O., SeftMaW & & 0. rr aiie, tne new xtmkmm , Mt,owisimr Hocking Valley aad Tefato Sallway, ar rived to-day, J aid aMa'aied eeoI of tie property. He spent the aratrortionf the day in'1' consultation jrttE ,tbe tiMftrtf. afternoon for Ciueinn'aH. - WJP. Shaw ts- ucreu. uis resfgHBtitm - as rnv c iuuiumu asm Director, but'will reasaia M Searal Man ager. This' is 'in aeeordaaeeVhh adrire expressed in aa offieiat cooraHaftaiie frets "the new directory; Mr Waite assured Ifr. Shaw that1 the 'new' directory bad the jma est confidence in him', and1 their desire to retain him aa General Manager was sfeeere. This is a severe criticism ot Judge Burke, who has said many unpleasant things afeoHt the Shaw management,1 and evea intiaated that the stockholders would deaaadaa in vestigation of the company's book J,-as to' the correctness Of which there was seme doubt 'General Manager Shaw say the books are open to inspection at any time. W. N. Cott also resigned aa director, but will remain' with the road as Treasurer, at the request of the new directory. These circumstances indicate that there will be few changes under the newmanagement. The road is doing a fair business, and it is expected that the renkining months of the year will be characterized by increased prosperity. The earnings of the road for August were 239,914 31, against $383, 358 26, the same month In 1888, a decrease of $56,443 95. Compared with 1887, tie earnings do not make such an unfavorable comparison, the earnings for August of that year being 240,451 99, about 500 more than for August, 1889. Chief Engineer Sheldon has received orders to go ahead with what ever improvements mar be necessary on the read. It is the intention to put the property in first-class condition. ONLY ONEjMAK KILLED Daring the Congressional Election la the Third Zioaislana DIstrlctr-The Demo crats Win Tiy a Heavy Mo lorlryVbnr a Contest la Threatened. rtrZCTAX. TZLSOBAX TO THI DISrATCTI. 1 Nsw Okleans, September 3. The elec tion in the Third Congressional district, to day, resulted in the success' or Andrew Price, Democrat, by a majority of 6,200 or more. The Benublicans conceded Price's election last night, and an effort was made. Dy tnem to prevent the negroes from voting in a number of the parishes in order to make a better contest before the Elections Committee. This, how ever, was only partly successful. The in structions could not be got to all the pre cincts in time and a majority of the negroes voted. Many-of them supported Price, par ticularly in Lafourche, St. Mary, Assump tion and Ascension. In the latter two parisnes the dissensions in the Bepublican ranks played havoc with the Minor vote, one faction of the Bepubli can party in each parish supporting Price. Price's majority in Ascension parish is 1.08L Ascension is overwhelmingly colored. Price's majority is apparently 6,230, with more than three-fourths of the precincts already heard from officially or semi-offieially. The Eepublicans acknowl edge defeat to-night and are disposed to lay the blameon Minor. Charges of Intimidating and regulating will be made in a nnmber of parishes and a contest will be entered. The election was generally a quiet one and no disturbance reported except af Franklin, where Jacobs, United States Deputy Marshal was shot and fatally wounded. Jacobs had been a Democrat until lately, but was supporting Price in the present election. He had drawn his pistol when he was shot down by some one in the crowd around the polls. A QUESTION OF JURISDICTION. The Arguments Over the Case of the Slayer of Jadge Terry. San Fbancisco, September 3. Taking of testimony in the habeas corpus proceed ings in the case of Deputy Marshal David Nagle, who shot and killed David S. Terry, at Lathrop, recently, was commenced in the United States Circuit Court before Judge Sawyer to-day. The State of California was represented by Attorney General Johnson. The counsel for the defense, in opening the case, made a long statement of the circum stances which led to the killing of Judge Terry, and gave a synopsis of what the de fense proposed to prove by the witnesses who were to be examined. He said it would prove that the lite-of Justice Field had been threatened long prior to the assault in the dining saloon at Lathrop, and that Nagle in shooting Terry had every reason to believe that unless he did so these threats wonld be carried out. In acting as he did, it would be shown that be merely did bis duty as a sworn officer of the law. Attorney General Johnson stated that he appeared for the State, and desired to ar range for the argument as to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court, which he considered the main point iu the proceeding. He said he would not aDpear at the examination of the witnesses, but would be prepared to argue the jurisdiction point next week. AN ANGRt WOMAN'S REYENGE. She Throws n Bottle of Vitriol (Upon Her Recreant Lover. lSrlClAL TELEOHAX TO THE DI8FATCH.1 Philadelphia, September 3. Shortly before 7 o'clock to-night a handsome young woman, attired in a beaded black silk dress, walked fretfully up and down on the south side of Cherry street, between Broad and Thirteenth streets. She was Ella Doyle, who lives with her parents at 1225 Citron street. Soon James McCor mack, a very handsome-looking felIow,came along Cherry street and stood in the shadow of the building occupied by the Cyclorama of Jerusalem. Miss Doyle walked over to him, and there was a hurried conversation, in which some loudJanguage was used. Finally the. girl threw the contents of a two-ounce bottle of vitriol in his face and then started to run down Broad street. She was intercepted by a crowd of yoanc men. who saw McCormack fall to the sidewalk and beard him groan in anguish. Officer Thayer came along, and after learning the circumstances, took Miss Doyle to the Sixth District police station. The man 4s very badly burned about the face and neck. WINE AND BEER DEALERS. Stnts Convention of New Tork to Meet at Rochester To-Day. rSFECIAt. TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1 Bochester, September 3. The Wine and .Beer Dealers' Association of the State of New Tork will hold a State convention here to-morrow. The leading members of the association arrived here this morning, and there was a meeting of the Executive Committee at which the work to be done by the convention to-morrow was outlined. The association now numbers 15, 000 members. Bernard T. Keons, the presi dent, says he is a Bepublican, bat will sup port Governor Hill. Another Disaster to the Navy. Fobt M0NB0E,VA.,September 3. -While the Constellation was at anchor in the roads to-day, a schooner crossed her bow, carrying awayjher jibboom. This will canse a delay in her departnre until a new one is supplied from Norfolk, :w.kJRTTRvs TAir nirr : sss . L ... f S 1 -MfassssssasW ftml... . 1 ! hlT 1 -:?-.; v i s . H, A imuf W IMTFlMlMMl mAmmjjt' f SSSSs.fMsSMSSMh 4 I i hsfrri at IfriMMJ fe fat Mw ft iLfe ; All eflwta at oomjinimliM af dHH MM. pwve fs-tifc. Bow throoteas te take Me - asptea for aalsadtng, as sw paiesMfatlwkkji Mkftmsv bm, 3tn says H lw dsMtLdMlfcstffc order a afeik a, taat KsaiPHKj: eeatianetaMMiw btip csMspg'tf eak. , . ' ? iBT.eAMj jo wen j r.i wlm ' t LONDON, Sfltesaber 3. Oapyrtgkfc. ; The eeaditMHM at tW jtfeaA attflw ktm mlt caaaged ataae yeoiordnyf Th aa aUtSt firaa,.aad (' deek alreetors sli iiImi tc; meet their-deaaed. Tke direa iowever, eatirely sfered that: aw at- stinacy bat tha botteaoT their eoadsjat sy , retssingtfeeofi'QfttafiupenaeMtoaNaw' them toBalead taeir owa itutUM she vate ? the strikers deaaaad. Jfca aogk,asmaaii), by this aeues of tae skip owaejty wtra given an opportunity to fertaar tfcekow interests, but rather ttu give way tettw' men they prefer to keep 169,060 km Hi,t aad place an embarge as tha ooBsaorac af Great Britain, even at a great eaasaie to the dockewners. Honey is oomiBfl-ln sera rapidly than ever, however, aad tha srike , will not listen to any furls er eoaaewlom. They are united upon their dereaad of six-, pence per hour and the abolition of the eea-j tract system, and Burns declares they will.'' hold out until the dock owners make Um concession, if the strike lasts a year. BUBNS TALES BACK. Beferring to Sir Donald Cume's threat to take his ships to Southampton Boras -said that if any of the London lines attempted to use the docks at that point he wonld or ganize a strike there at once. He also re minded the strikers that part of Liverpool was practically closed by the present strike, and informed them that the dock men at Glasgow would be on a strike within 48 hours. The Salvation Army opened a new relief depot to-day in WhitechaDel road and this, with the numerous other relief bureaus, affords facilities for feeding something like 10,000 people, a mere fraction of the other tens of thousands who are daily driven'' nearer to the verge of desperation by tha pangs of hnnger. Burns announced at tho Tower Hill meeting to-day that 3,000 had been received within the past 24 hours, of which 1,500 was the contribution of the workingmen of Melbourne, at a monster mass meeting held Sunday evening. The strain upon the men and their families is growing greater every day, and unlesf the dock directors concede the de mands ot the men within a few days, aa out break is considered inevitable. ANOTHEB CONFERENCE CALLED. At a meeting of ship owners this afternoon -a committee was appointed to confer with a committee oi the dock officials in accord ance with Mr. Norwood's suggestion. Tha dock officials state that now they have at work a greater number of men than at any time since the commencement of the strike, and they do not propose to make any eon cessions. The dockmen who had been employed on grain and flour laden ships at Liverpool have struck for an increase oi a shilling a. day in their wages and work on all the vessels has been suspended. At Bochester the police have been com pelled to interfere for the protection of the men unloading vessels in the Medway who were attacked by strikers. The Chairman of the Trades Union Con gress at Dundee, in an address dwelt upon upon the seething discontent prevalent among the working classes, owing to tha uncertainty of their employment and the unequal distribution of the fruits of their labor. He advocated the adoption of a legislative enactment making eight houra a day's work, as a step in the right direction. The trades unions, he said, should now de mand a larger shaiein the work of molding the national life. Labor had too long laid nnder the heel of capital. It must aronsa itself and assert its existence. THIS LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS. A Heavy Shipment of Material Destined for the Nicaragua Canal. Ne-w Yoke, Septembter 3. By the steamship Aguan sailing from Brooklyn to morrow additional material and reinforce ments will be sent to Greytown for the use of the Nicaraguan Canal Construction Com pany. This will make the total six steam shiploads and three sailing vessels' cargoes sent to Nicaragua since the construction party sailed from this port, on May 25 last. The Aguan will take down 60 miles of tele graph wire, sufficient to complete the line now being constructed from Greytown to Fort San Carlos, on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, from which point there is a Nicaraguan Government line connecting with San Juan del Sur and thence to Gal veston, Tex., via Mexico. She will also take the first mile ot eight-inch steel water pipe to be nsed in the proposed aquednct between the Deseado basin and Greytown, the object being to supply the Atlantic terminus of the American canar with an abundant sup ply of pure water. A mile of the railroad material to connect the landing place at Greytown with the company's store houses along the beach, is also on board the Aguan, and two addi tional miles of water pipe and of railroad material will be sent by each steamer fol-, lowinjr. Seventy tons of provisions, a quantity of house furniture, bedding, etc., and several railroad construction cars also form part of the Aguan's load. LANGST0N FOR MAHONE. Harmony Has Beea Restored is the Tlr- glnla Republican Ranks. Washington, September 3. John M. Langston, of Virginia, the well-known ne gro, who is acontestant for a seat in Con gress, and who has heretofore opposed Mahone, is ont in a long letter in which he announces bis intention to support the Be publican nominees in the coming campaign in the Old Dominion. His letter concludes as follows: I expect to spend the last half of the present month in delivering certain occasional ad dresses in New York. Ohio and Kentucky, ac cording to present arrangements made several weeks ago, and on or about the first day of next month, I will be prepared o enter, I trust, with vigor and enthusiasm, the canvass ot Virginia. Once in such canvass, 1 shall not leave It, -as I hope, till victory shall come to our party in the redemption ot the old Commonwealth from Democratic domination and rule. Mrs. Maybrlek's Children Adopted. London, September 4. The children of Mrs. Maybrick have been adopted by a lady and gentleman of London, with the approval of the relatives on both aides of the family. The children assume the name ' of their foster parents. i .'it.