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An Astonishing Conspiracy to
Impose Upon Robert Ray
Which Created Snch a Great Sensa
tion at Atlantic City.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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"."
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.
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:
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.
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"
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,
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
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-
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
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,
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.
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.
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. ' , '
An Effort Made to Chill, if'Jfot to
Check, the Bigler Boom.
For Desiring to 'Sea the State Funds Pro
fitably Administered.
Patrick Foley' little Contest, and a Forecast oi tha
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.
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
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
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.
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.,.
A Forecast of tho Democratic FIntform
Sorry for Beaver and for Pensioners'
friends Some Com
parisons. ,
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
All Republican Papers In Virginia,
One, Against Him.
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.
Has let Beea Definitely Accepted in
the Great Cronin Case.
And a 5nmoer of Peremptory Challesgw
Have Been Exhausted.
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. ,
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.
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.
Workmen Find a Leak In n New York Street
. Main.
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.
No Proceedings Taken In the Injnnctlon
Agnlnst the Fittsbarg Company.
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.
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.
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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.
Daring the Congressional Election la the
Third Zioaislana DIstrlctr-The Demo
crats Win Tiy a Heavy Mo
lorlryVbnr a Contest la
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.
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.
She Throws n Bottle of Vitriol (Upon
Recreant Lover.
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.
Stnts Convention of New Tork to Meet at
Rochester To-Day.
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,
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The eeaditMHM at tW jtfeaA attflw ktm mlt
caaaged ataae yeoiordnyf Th aa aUtSt
firaa,.aad (' deek alreetors sli iiImi tc;
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Harmony Has Beea Restored is the
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.