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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889TELVE PAGES.
M ITATO R
The Hamilton Case Leads An
other Woman to Try the
Bogus Baby Plan
TO FORCE A MARRIAGE,
The Scheme Failed by the Interren
vention of the Police.
HOW TO GET BID OF THE IKFANT
la tbo Pazxllng Question to Several Persons
Just nt the Present Time The Woman,
Agnes Knlcht, Was 30 Tears Old, and
the Man, Charles Lenhart, is Only 19
When tbe Fraud Was Hade Known the
Woman Was Well Enough Pleased to be
Allowed to Get Oat of the City. Leaving
the Babe Behind Her.
ot the law, and in a Bhort time broke down
and confessed the whole thing.
CONFESSED TO THE OFFICERS.
She said that she had conceived the idea
of securing a baby and foisting it upon her
beloved Charles, so that he would feel
compelled to marry her. She said she
wanted to secure him so that no other
woman conld get him away from her.
Going to an employment office on Court
street she met a woman named
Mary Sullivan. In the course of
conversation with her she learned
that the latter had very recently given birth
to a babe. This was just what she wanted,
and she immediately negotiated with the
real mother to secure the child, which she
smuggled into the house and then showed
up on the following Monday morning as her
own. After her confession it was decided
that the best way was to allow the woman to
leave the city if she wanted to. She was
glad to get off thus easy, and went to her
home in New Hampshire.
The baby is still at No. 9 Temple street.
They don't want him there; the police don't
want him; the mother cannot be found; no
one can be prosecuted for the abandonment
of the infant, and there the matter and the
PEINGEHAL IS GOfiE.
Death of Henry Wr-Genet, Famous as
a Boss Tweed Emulator.
THE NOTORIOUS DOORSTEP NAME
And Dow it Disappeared From in Front of
,a Boodlo Temple.
A MAN WHO SKIPPED OFF TO CANADA,
The publication of the facts in the Eobert
Bay Hamilton case caused an imitator of
the bogus baby act to turn up in Boston.
Agnes Knight, the woman in question, is 30
and the man she wanted to marry, Charles
Lenhart, is only 19. Lenhart was about to
marry her when the fraud was made plain.
tersexu. telegram to the dispatch. 3
Boston, Sentember 6. Boston has a
Bobert Bay Hamilton-Eva Mann bogus
baby case which, while most as startling as
the original in Gotham, is quite romantic
and interesting. The woman in the case is
SO years old, and the man whom she desired to
marry is nine years younger. Her plan
would have succeeded had she used a little
common sense in selecting her alleged off
spring. The young man was completely hood
winked,and was ready to marry the woman off
hand, when she turned down the bed
clothes and asserted that he was the father
of the crowing youngster thus disclosed, but
the women in the boarding house knew a
thing or two about babies, and told the as
tonished supposed father that the infant
was fully 3 weeks old. That opened his
eyes, but still he doubted, until a doctor
assured Mm that the child was fully as old
as had been stated. Ho opened his eyes
when the doctor farther stated that the
woman had not given birth to a baby, and
that her illness was only assumed.
THE STOET CAME OUT.
Then the whole story came out. It was a
case of blind infatuation on the woman's
part, ana a desire to secure the young man
of her affections at any cost. The publica
tion of the sensational Hamilton case in
New York gave her a suggestion, and she
"Tied to work the same game on her lover,
'he woman's name is Agnes Knight The
.Liended victim of this baby plot is Charles
Leph&rt, a youthful cigar maker, who be
longs in Baltimore, Md., but has of late
1 been living in "Worcester. He is only 21
years of age, and what he doesn't know
about babies and the world in general is, to
say the least, wonderfully surprising.
He met Miss Knight in Worcester and
paid her considerable attention, but not
enough to warrant her in believing he would
marry her. He lelt Worcester and came to
Boston, partly to get rid of the woman. She
was not to lose a possible husband in this
way, so she came after him and hunted him
lip. bhe pleaded with him to marry her,
but he still refused. Then she threatened.
This seemed to have a more promising effeol
and she followed it up.
SHE 'WAS DETERMINED.
She told him that she would undoubtedly
become a mother in a very short time and
that he was the father of her unborn babe.
"You will have to marry me, then," she
said to him firmly, and Charles had some
I thing of an idea that he would have to.
Still he wanted to be sure that there was a
baby in the case before he committed him
self. So he waited.
Miss Knight hired a room in the board
ing house, No. 9 Temple street, during the
latter part of last week. Miss Knight com
plained of leeling unwell, and last Satur
day morning she was very sick in
bed. Later in the day the landlady found
a baby in the bed. Then there was a scene.
The landlady was very angry, and
disposed to make trouble,
SLIPPED THE HUSBAKD.
Voorhli Dehart Gels Away With R. W.
Frnync's Wife It Occurred Jost
After a Reconciliation Had
Been Nicely Effected.
rtrECUL TELEQBAM TO TBI DISFATCIL1
Asbubt Paek, N. J., September 6.
Voorhis Dehart, a clerk in the freight office
of the New York and Long Branch Bail
road Company, at this place, and a son of
General Dehart, of Elizabeth, very quietly
and expeditiously slipped out of town last
night with another man's wife. For the
past two years Dehart has been living with
the wife of B. W. Prayne, of New Bruns
wick, who quarreled with her husband and
leaving his bed and board took up with
young Dehart. During the past summer
Dehart and his naramour have kept a board
ing house on Fourth avenue, and through
one of the guests stopping at the house,
who knew the woman but was unknown to
her, the husband was apprised of the where
abouts of his recreant wife. The deserted
husband lost no time in reaching the town,
bringing with him the sister of his wife. A
visit to the house was at once made, and
amid tears and faints a reconciliation ef
fected by which the wife was to go back to
This in some mysterious way reached the
cars of Dehart at the office, and he straight
away procured a horse and buggy, and
while tbe husband went out to pro
cure a warrant for Dehart's arrest, this
individual hustled Mrs. Prayne into the
rig and away they sped for the depot, reach
ing which Dehart rushed into the freight
office and borrowed from his friend and em
ployer Freight Agent Jos. C. Carpenter 520
with which he and the fickle wife started
for New York to commence lite aiew. De
hart left his furniture and two moL is' sal
ary without instructions as to what disposal
to make of either.
The distracted husband is on the spot
with his sister-in-law, and proposes to hold
the tort, pending the issuance of the nec
essary legal papers for a divorce, and an at
tachment on such of the effects in the house
as he claims are his own.
But Came Back, Was Tried, Conrlcttd and Very
EU.NS IN THE BLOOD.
X Kcpuow of the Notorious Orrin Skinner
Arrested for Forgery.
rSrSCIAL TELEGBAV TO THE DISPATCH.l
BOSTON, September C Albert H. Web
ster, a nephew of the notorious Orrin A.
Skinner, the well-known forger and check
manipulator, who was recently sentenced to
five years in an English prison for robbing
various banks, and who is said to have in
structed his nephew in the line of crime in
which he was such an adept, was arrested
to-day on a charge of forgery. He sent
forged telegrams to different men in Spring
field, stating that he was in trouble and
asking for money. He signed the names of
relatives. His victims suspected that all
was not right, placed the case in the
hands of the police, and he was arrested to
day by means of a decoy telegram. He
took his arrest very coolly "and on his way
ui ueauquarierc comessea everytmng.
Web6ter has been under arrest several
times before during his stay in Boston. For
a week or so he worked for Adams & Curtis,
silk merchants, when he swindled them out
of 5250. He was not prosecuted, however,
by the firm. While in the employ of
Brainard & Armstrong he also swindled
them out of an even larger som of moner.
He was a salesman, and bad an ingenious
way of manipulating to his own advantage
checks offered him by customers for goods
Since last November Webster has done
nothing, but continued to live in style on
the back bay with his wife. He claims that
his uncle robbed his family of 15,000,which
he was anxious to get back in part at least
The "Prince Hal" of Tweed's time is no
more. His death recalls an interesting
career, notorious in the days of "What are
you going to do about it?" Then it cost
over f300,000 to build a 576,000 Court House,
and Genet flourished.
rsrcciAL telegram to the dispatch.
New Yoke, September 6. Henry "W.
Genet, the "Prince Hal" of Tweed's day,
died at his residence, 100 "West One Hun
dred and Twenty-fourth street, shortly be
fore 10 o'clock this morning, of cancer of
the mouth. He was conscious up to 15
minutes before his death, but had lost the
power-of articulation. He had been con
fined to his bed for only the last two weeks.
The cancerous growth was in the fore part
of the lower jaw. It made its appearance
about two years and a half ago. As the end
drew near he could take only light liquid
nourishment and frequent hypodermio in
jections of stimulants. He gradually
wasted to a skeleton. Mr. Genet leaves a
wife, but no children. His brother Edward
is living. The luneral will be private.
Services at the house' will be conducted by
the Bev. Dr. Samnel H. Virgin on Sunday
evening. The interment will be at Wood
lawn on Monday.
HE LED AS A BOODLEE.
As a politician Genet was not a follower of
Tweed, but was sometimes his ally and
sometimes his enemy. He was one of the
most active opponents of Tammany in the
young Democracy fight, and was the
last to make his peace with
Tweed. He was the onlv Democrat in
the Senate, and the only man except
one, who voted against the Tweed charter.
But he is recorded in favor of the Board of
Audit bill, the measure under which the
enormous stealing was done. In 1871 he
was again a candidate for the Senate, but
was swamped in the great uprising against
Tweed and the ring.
It was while he was Senator and at the
same time counsel to the Ninth District
Court House Commission, that Genet got
his hands on tbe money which he spent
with a liberality and a splurge that gave
him the name of Prince Hal. This commis
sion built a 575,000 Court House at One
Hundred and Twenty-sixth street and
Sixth avenue, and made it cost over $300.
000. Genet again ran for the Assembly in
1873, while the ring prosecutions were go
A STINGING SPEECH.
Lawson N. Fuller made a speech against
him, in which he leferred to the door step
of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth
Street Uourt House as a stolen stone, with
the monogram "H. W. G." cut in it by a
stolen chisel in the hands of a workman paid
by the city. The next day the door step
In spite of assaults upon his record and
the knowledge in the district that they were
all true, Genet was elected. But he was
brought up for trial for conspiracy, and was
allowed to go home with Deputy Sheriff
Shields to see his wife. He made his es
cape to Canada and remained away for
When Genet got tired of staying away he
came back, stood trial and was convicted.
His sentence was eight months in the peni
tentiary and a fine of 59,684. On his re
lease he opened a bar and billiard room in
Warren street. He was CI years old, and
was said to have been descended from Ed
mund Charles Genet, French Minister to
the United States in 1793.
Colonel Theodore 8. Dnmont Escapes From
an Asylum Desperate Efforts on His
Something of His Career.
rsrrciAL telbobaM to the dispatch, i
New York, September 6. Colonel Theo
dore S. Dnmont, who was one of the best
known railroad men in this country before
he became insane, escaped from the Bloom
ingdale asylum on Thursday morning, and
fought the keepers savagely when he was re
captured. The patients are allowed to walk
about the inclosed grounds of the asylum In
the morning under close watch, and Colonel
Dnmont was strolling with his attendant,
named Simonson, when 'he expressed a de
sire for a drink. Accompanied by Simon
son, he walked to the fonntain. The Col
onel drank, and then, while the attendant
was drinking, he started toward the gate
and slipped out into the street. He started
rapidly up the boulevard, and had gone
about a block when he met one of the driv
ers of the asylum, who was in a buggy. The
driver recognized him, and asked: "Where
are you going?"
"I want to go to the elevated railroad
station," replied the Colonel.
"Jump in,' said the driver, "and I'll
take you there."
The Colonel climbed into the buggy, and
the driver started rapidly toward the en
trance to the asylnm. It did not take the
Colonel long to see that he was being re
turned to his old home, and he tried to
spring out of the vehicle. The driver seized
him and yelled for help. Several of the
asylum employes ran to assist him, but be
fore they arrived the Colonel had reached
the street He picked up a stone and threw
it at the driver. It struck him in tbe head
and inflicted a painful wound. Policeman
John J. Callahan, with the assistance of the
madhouse employes, soon subdued Colonel
Dnmont. He was taken to the station
house, where he expressed indignation at
the way he was treated, He was then taken
back to the asylum.
Dr. Lyon said to-day that the Colonel was
not habitually violent. Up to a year ago
Colonel Dumont was the General Eastern
Agent of the Florida Bailroad and Naviga
tion Company and Clvde Steamshin Line.
The yellow fever epidemic in Jacksonville
injured his business. He was prominent in
rendering the afflicted people of the South
assistance. About this time he began to act
strangely and to concoct all sorts of schemes.
The railroad company advised the Colonel
to take a rest, and placed a car at his dis
posal. He visited the South, but the trip
did him little good, and his brain, still be
ing unsettled when'he returned, he was re
moved to the asylum. Colonel Dumont
held a high social position in Brooklvn tod
was at one time possessed of considerable
And Over Twice That Number In?
jured by a Terrific Explosion.
A CARTRIDGE FACTORY BLOWS UP,
Scattering Death and Destruction in Every
STEIEERSWILL WIN IN THE DOCK WAR.
lis French GoMrnment Will Not Olio Bonlanger
' Court Martial.
By the explosion of a cartridge factory at
Antwerp yesterday 200 persons were killed
and 500 injured. The shock was felt for
miles, and much property was destroyed by
the flames, some shipping being burned. A
quantity of oil took fire, adding to the other
WHI HE WAS AEEESTED.
None of the ladies in the house had seen
any suspicious indications of approaching
maternity on the part of Miss Knight, and
they were astonished when called in to see
the new arrival. All declared that the baby
was nearly a month old, but they couldn't
account for its presence in the bed. It was
as naked as newly born babies usually are,
and the other boarders hustled around to
collect a wardrobe for the little stranger.
HE "WAS SATISFIED.
When Lephard returned again, Agnes
turned down the coverlet and asked:
"Now, will you marry me?" Charles was
satished, ann said that he would do so. He
was quite unfamiliar with the subject ot
baby raising, and couldn't 'see that the
youngster was three weeks or more old. So
far as his acquaintance went, babies were
that age two days after they were born.
"When the true relations of-the couple
were known there was a council of nar in
the lront parlor, and after due deliberation
it was decided by the ladies that there was
a thousand-sized rat, as well as a
baby in the affair. It dawned upon
them that Miss Agnes was putting up a
nine uit ui a juu uu jnaries. it was
decided that-it was their duty to save the
young man from the clutches of d design
ing female. Early last evening the land
lady of the house, who had been keeping
her ears open, overheard some conversation
in Miss Agnes' room which fully satisfied
her that her surmises were correct Then
she notified the police.
In the meantime young Lephard was
growing suspicious, and called a physician
to be sure that there was no mistake abont
the maternity of the baby. The doctor's
verdict was soon given. Agnes became
Very ugly, and demanded an immediate
marriage, still insisting that she was the
mother of the child. The doctor saw that
his services were not needed, and a detective
took his place. The woman couldn't manu-
'tactnr lie fast enough to deceive the officers
A EEWAED IS 0FFEEED
For tbo Arrest of Whlto Persons Whipping
Negroes n Gcorsln.
Atlanta, Ga., September G. A dele
gation ot citizens called on Governor Gor
don to-day and asked him to take action
concerning the whipping of a lot of ne
groes by unknown white men at East Point.
'near Atlanta. The affair occurred late last
night It was the outgrowth of the lynch
ing of a negro boy on Wednesday night for
assault The negroes had a mass meeting
and the citizens becoming scared sent for
the police from Atlanta.
The presence of the officers prevented fur
ther trouble, but after they had gone,a lot of
white men went to different cabins and
whipped the negroes, 14 in all. The Gov
ernor has offered a reward of 5100 for any
person convicted of having taken part in the
affair. The grand jury is investigating and
some arrests will follow.
WHILE LAUNCHING A LIFEBOAT
Two Men Were Drowned and Others Had
Very Narrow Escapes.
Ocean Cnir, Md., September 6. J. T.
Bobinson and Captain William Short were
drowned here this morning while trying to
launch their lifeboat Several other men
were with them. The boat capsized and
all were thrown into the surf. The men at
once began a struggle for their lives. The
sea was rnnning high and the boat was
thrown about as if she had been a shell.
The accident occurred opposite Congress
Hall, and in a minute the shore was lined
with anxious men and women. The men
all succeeded in getting hold of the bottom
of the boat except Captain Bobinson and
William Short, whose bodies were washed
NINE KILLED BI LIGHTNING.
The Electrical Farce Does Considerable
Damage in Southwestern Georgia.
Macon. Ga., September 6. There was a
remarkable display of electrical force in
Southwestern Georgia this morning near
Albany. H. H. Bouse, John Shovers and
J. H. Whisors were killed. They were on
their war lo market with cotton and sought
reluge from a shower under a tree.
-Near Hardaway a railway bridge was
struck and knocked out of line. Six men
who had sought shelter under it were killed.
Their names are not reported.
KATHEE MTbTERIOUS MUEDEE.
Wasblneton Dilliard Killed While Ho Was
Looking for Chicken Thieves.
fSrECIAL TELEOHAM TO TBI DISPATCH.
Easton.Pa., September 6. Shortly after
midnight the wife of Washington Dilliard,
a farmer near Boorsville, aroused him and
told him there was some one in the chicken
coop. She got a gun and a lantern, and
urged him to investigate. He was loth to
go, but his wife was persistent, and finally
he went out He did not return, and then
after considerable waiting his wife went out
to look for him. She found him about 30
yards from the house, dead. His lantern
had been shot to pieces, and he was riddled
with two bullets and a quantity of buck
shot. Mrs. Dilliard says she heard no shots
fired. Dilliard's gun lay by his side. It
was loaded, but the cap had been removed.
and the gun would not have discharged had
he been enabled to use it He had evident
ly been killed instantly.
GOLD 0EE IN MAEXLAND.
Another Find Which Assays 810 a Ton
Illaeh Excitement Canaed.
' rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Washington', September 6. Beside the
several gold mines now being operated about
12 miles from Washington, near the Great
Falls of the Potomac, gold has been discov
ered in several other places between there
and Harper's Ferry. The latest discovery
is near Frederio City, Md., on the 400-acre
farm of Mr. Thomas O. Price. The ore has
been assayed by Prof. Wilson, of Balti
more, and yields upward of 510 to the ton.
There is much excitement in tbe neighbor
hood, and capitalists of this city are looking
into the matter.
Senator Sawyer, Bepresentative Harmon,
of Pennsylvania, and other gentlemen of
prominence, are interested in the Great
Falls vein, and it is probable they may en-
ueavor to get aoia oi me new oiscoverv,
DISAPPEAEED AT NIGHT.
A Tonnn Frcncli-Cnnndlnn WIfo I,cavea
Her Homo mysteriously.
rSPECIAL TELZQKA1I TO THE DISPATUII.1
Letviston, Me., September 6. Anna
Desjardins, a French-Canadian woman, 19
years of age, living with her husband, to
whom she was married eight months ago, in
a second-story tenement on Lincoln street,
mysterously disappeared last night. The
policeman on the Lincoln street beat was
attracted to the locality in which she lived
at midnight by a sound of voices. As he
neared the place a woman in full dress was
seen coming from an alleyway. The police
man pursued her but not in season to over
take the woman before she was assisted to a
covered carriage and driven rapidly away.
Returning to the house, the policeman
found only a dangling knot of sheets,
which was afterwards found to be attached
to a bed post in the second story of the build
ing. THREE DWARFS; SrCft
fioor horMtshoar who reltata them from cap
ivity,alatUngfavor. Head Brnat SeinriclW
ttory in lonorrovtt DISPATCH, and you'll
know all about it.
The Letter nn Office Seeker Wrote to
Civil hcrvice Officers.
rsrZCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCn.l
Washington, September C One of the
questions which is asked a candidate by the
Civil Service Commission, relates to a possi
ble criminal career or a criminal incident in
the applicant's life. He or she is desired to
state whether or not he or she has been
guilty of an offense which involves moral
turpitude, and of course the majority
answer in the negative. One man, who hails
from somewhere in the vicinity of one of the
three or four Southeastern Atlantic States,
declined to answer this question when he
was examined, and did not consent to fill
the blank space opposite until he found that
continued refusal would wreck his chances,
anyhow. Then hewrotothefoHowinjrJgtieK
"The Hon. Commission Clrll Betrlce. AVashlnsr
ton. 1). O. :
"Sir, in explination ot the 8th qncstion
on application I desire to state the facts. In
1881 in the national campaign I stumped
this county and organized it into Blaine
and Logon clubs, also taken a very con
spicious part in favor of an indipendont
candidate for the state legislature; and was
very successful in thecountv. The Demo
cratic party worked a skeme on me the day
of the election to criple my political enflu
ence, as follows, the ordinary's son removed
his umbrella from his office and left it in a
dry good store and got the clerk to say he
believe I left it there; after he gets his um
brella (the next day) had me arrest which
pleased the Democratic party. I was tried
and this is the decision ot the county judgo
in the case, Judge, 'I dont beleeve
taken the umbrella with intention to steal,
I will find him 510 and cost.' "
Then followed references which could be
called upon to testify that they did not be
lieve the writer of the letter intended to
steal the umbrella. Appended to this is a
letter from a friend of the applicant quite
similar in grammar and orthography, who
testified that he "dont believe stole the
umbrella no more nor I did."
FASCINATED BY THE FALLS.
No Reason for the Woman's Snicldo in the
Kin earn Falls.
Binghamton, N.Y., September 6. The
young woman who suicided at Niagara
Falls, yesterday morning, is believed to be
Anna Mead, of this city. Miss Mead left
her home at 32 South Water street, Wednes
day morning at 9 o'clock, ostensibly to take
a walk. That was the last time she was
seen by her parents. The description of
the suicide tallies with that of the mising
girl, xesterday morning her parents I
reciveo a letter postmarked JNiagara Falls.
There was no date on it and no name was
signed to the letter, but the handwriting
was recognized as that of the missing girl.
The letter read: "I bought a ticket for this
place this morning, and if nothing happens
to prevent me I intend to go over the falls.
The reason that I came here is that there is
a possibility that my body will not be found,
and I hope it never will. No one is to
blame but myself."
Miss Mead was 25 years old and well con
nected. No reason" can be given for the
foolish act. She was generally considered a
merry, lieht-heartecV girl, but had occa
sional spells of melancholy. Her home was
pleasant and she was surrounded with every
comfort. She moved in good society and
was much admired. A week ago Miss
Mead visited Niagara and seemed to be
strangely fascinated with the falls.
IBT CABLE TO TOE DISPATCH.:
Antwebp, Belgium. September 6.
Shortly after noon, in the very bnsiest por
tion of the day, a terrific explosion took
place in the vicinity of the Bourse, causing
a panic in that institution, the building
itself being struck by some of the flying
fragments and set on fire. The utmost con
fusion prevailed for a time, and it was with
the greatest difficulty that order was re
stored. In the meantime the flame and smoke
were pouring upward in vast volumes. The
explosion occurred in a workshop where old
cartridges were being taken to pieces. Men
and women'.were actively at work breaking
them up, and 25.000,000 had been partly
broken when the catastronhe took ulace.
The immediate cause of the disaster has not
yet been ascertained and probably never
a gbeat conflagration.
The flames spread with tremendous rapid
ity, and fresh reports could be heard almost
continually, as the fire reached new bodies
of explosive material. It soon became
known that the lives of a large number of
persons were involved, and every possible
effort at rescue was made. Police, gendarmes
and troops assisted in the work of extinguish
ing the flames, while priests and Sisters of
Charity looked after the injured.
Tbe city was enveloped in a dense smoke,
which tbe fiery tongues of flame which shot
up to an immense height conld but par
tially illuminate. Owing to the intense
heat the firemen were unable to approach
the flames nearer than 100 yards. The
cartridge works were adjacent to the petro
leum stores, and two large Bussian petro
leum warehouses, with 80,000 barrels of oil,
were soon set on fire.
At midnight the blazes are still holding
high carnival, and have already devastated
several acres. Beyond the Bussian tanks
and sheds there are numerons houses burn
ing. The shipping at the Africa and Amer
ica docks is in danger, and several vessels
have been burned. Windows at a distance
of three or four miles were shattered by the
shock ot the explosion.
the human victims.
The wildest estimates as to the loss of life
have prevailed, but the authorities now
state that it will not exceed 200 killed and
500 injured. The majority of those killed
are factory girls, and the scenes at their
homes are of the most harrowing descrip
tion. The public hospitals are crowded
with the injured, and the nans are making
every effort to cllevlitu tSeir auffenugs.-
The Corvileian -Cartridge Factory, in
which the explosion occurred, had been
condemned by the Communal Council, but
the Deputation Permanento had allowed
work to continue. The financial lots will
be enormous, amounting to many millions
of francs. It is not believed that the flames
will be extinguished inside of 24 hours, and
there are but few persons asleep in the city
Tbe stained windows of the Cathedral are
smashed and it is feared that the steeple
will collapse. The whole vicinity is strewn
with debris. The dock sheds and hydraulic
cranes are greatly damaged. The soldiers
of the garrison and a large number of citi
zens are assisting the firemen. Many are
dropping from" suffocation. King Leopold
has sent a telegram expressing sympathy
and asking for particulars.
NAGLE'S OWN STOkf '
Of the Killing- or Jadxe Terry fa tfce KH
road Restaurant He BeHeves the
Lives of Hlraseir and. Justice
Field Were In Dancer. S
San Feanoisco, September 6. Depaty
Marshal David Nagle was examined in the
Federal Court to-day and related the details
of the tragedy in the Lathrop dining-room
last month. He said that when Judge
Terry approached Justice Field he had no
idea he was going to make an attack, but
before he could interfere Terrr slapped the
Justice on the face With, his right hand, and
repeated the blow with his left hand, strik
ing the Justice a second time on the back of
Nagle continued: "I was on my feet in
an instant, and throwing ont my right
hand to keep Terry off, I shouted, 'Btop, I
am a United Slates officer. Terry then
directed his attention tome. He had his
right arm in position as if abont to deliver
another blow, and as he turned his glance
upon me he looked like an infuriated beast
His clenched fist immediately sought his
bosom. Believing my life was in danger, I
immediately drew my pistol with my left
hand, and catching it with my right, fired
two shots in quick succession, and
Terry fell to the floa. I believe
Terry would have cut me to
pieces and perhaps Justice Field
ii a nan not acted promptly, .tie looted
like a maddened giant I knew he had al
ways carried a knife, and I believed he had
one on him then. I knew him to be giant
in strength, and proposed to take no chances
with him. For that reason I held my pistol
in both hands so that he could not take it
away from me. Alter the shooting was over
and I had got Justice Field on the train
again, I told the conductor to look oat for
Mrs. Terry, for I did not like to injure a
woman, but would surely protect Justice
Nagle'i examination concluded the tes
timony, and the case was continued until
next'wednesday, when the question of the
jurisdiction of the Federal court will be
BETWEEN OOP AND LIP.
A Pension Agent Who Got Caught Between
v Contradictory Decisions.
Deteoit, September 6. Some time since
Pension Agent McKinstry applied for an
increase of $1,500 in the allowance for his
office expenses. Commissioner Tanner
agreed to an extra credit of 53,000. Salaries
in the new office were raised and new clerk
emDloyed. Vouchers were sent to Washing
ton, and the auditor who passes upon such
hills promptly threw ont all the increase.
The increase to the old clerks could be re
couped, but that to the extra clerk was a
Mr. McKinstry, to make good the amount,
assessed all the clerks in the office. TJpon
being interviewed this morning Mr. Mc
Kinstry said: 'The extra expense was in
curred under the supposition that a larger
appropriation was to be made for the office.
The appropriation was not made and the ex
pense had to be made. Yon know that
people working under the Government mnst
submitt to any arbitrary decision or get out"
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AN0THEE SEIZED SCHOONER
TICT0EI FOR THE STEIKEES.-
That is tbo Fresent Prospect In tbe Great
London Dock Trouble.
London, September 6. John Burns, the
strike leader, has accepted an invitation to
contest Dundee for Parliament in the ad
vanced labor interest. As a resnlt of the
conference the dock directors agreed to con
sider a proposal for a 6-penny rate, to begin
in January next. This time is fixed in
order to allow a readjustment of charges to
meet the.added outlay. The strikers' com
mittee consented to advise the men to accept
The corn merchants have notified the
dock companies that they will be held an
swerable for damage to corn resulting from
delay in the docks. The steam navigation
company has conceded the strikers' terms.
An increased nnmber of wharf laborers are
at work to-day. The shipwrights in the em
ploy of the Williamsons at Workington in
Cumberland have struck for an advance of
4 shillings weekly.
BOULANGER AND THE CLEEGI.
Tama Up at Victoria With a Cargo of Seals
San Francisco, September 6. A dis
patch from Victoria, B. C, states that the
schooner Lilly, belonging to that place, ar
rived there from Bearing Sea last "night
She reportajshqjvas boarded August 6, by
United States 'revenue cntter Bush, her
papers searched and 333 seal skins confis
cated. She was ordered' to proceed 'to
Sitka, but there was no prize crew placed
' The vessel sealed for a few days after this,
but finally sailed for home. On her way
down she spoke the Kate. The latter re
ported she had been ordered to heave to by
the Bush, which she did, but the wind was
blowing so hard the cutter could not lower
a boat. The Kate was ordered out ot Bear
ing Sea. She had 550 skins aboard. Of
ficers of the Bush told officers of the Lilly
that seven schooners had already been
An inlemHB teae utlm befcrw PiV '
bun;'s two Hbmy-aeeit4e, u to,.whitV
of them owns Library Halt Itkvy.iy5
tant, too, as bearing- upon &e qaestie otH--.
Drary or no library. It got isto the eewti
yesterday, as did also tbe first besUtle fr
the widadng of Diamond street.
There was a large atteadssee at
Sheriffs tales yesterday, attracted by t& J
announcement that tbe Library Hall bnlte.
ing wonld be sold. There was a large,
amount 'of property disposed of ad tbft
crowd waited until the end whea the
announcement was made that tbe sale
wonld be postponed bat would be oitoti
again to-day at 2 o'clock p. M.
There was no reason assigned for the seeead
postponement, but there was a rabstaatial
reason whichmlght have been found a few
feet distant A motion had bees aud la
chambers before Judge Slagle on an appli
cation presented and supported by an affi
davit by Major T. B. Swearingen, President
of the Yonng Men's Mercantile Library
Association, to have a stay of proceedings
and allow the organization he represented to
intervene. The Court awarded a hearing,
allowing the presentation of authorities and
furnish briefs. The mortgage creditor, Mr.
Charles J. Clarke, is represented by John.
M. Kennedy, Esq.
The history of the case was published
some weeks ago in this paper. It is ia
brief that the Library Hall Company wag
chartered for tbe purpose of famishing ft
home for the Yonng Men's Mercantile Li
brary on condition that it pay 6 per cent on
the investment and surplus to go to the ex
tinguishment of the stock. The provisions
of the charter were extended by legislative
amendment in 1871 on an increase In tha
amount of bonded indebtedness authorized.
It is held that the mortgage made to Mr.
Brunot exceeded the limit allowed by
210,000,- and that the Library Hall Com
pany exceeded its granted powers thereby,
but Mr. Kennedy contends that the Shields
purchase money mortgage is not affected by
BODUD FOE THE N0ETHWEST.
GATHEEIKG THEM IN.
The British Government Annexing Stray
Islands in Iho Faclflc Ocean.
San Fbancisco, September 6. Advices
from Honolulu by the steamer Anstralia to
day state that the British man-of-war
Bspiegel returned there August 28 after
being absent a month. She had visited
Humphrey's Island and Bierson Island,
and annexed both of them to the British
Dominion. The islands are 20 miles apart,
and are supposed to be on the route of one
of the projected trans-Pacific cables. While
at Humphrey's Island the Espiegel took on
board 20 men of the British ship Garston,
from Sydney to San Francisco, which was
wrecked near Starbuck Island July 17.
The ship went aground during the night
and was abandoned.
The officers and crew, in three boats, kept
near the ship for a day or two, but finding
she could not be saved, they attempted to
go ashore, but could find no place where it
was possible to land. The boat containing
Captain Pye and eight of the crew was lost
sight ot and has not been seen since. The
remainder of the men entered one boat and
kept in a southerly direction for ten days,
when they reached Humphrey's Island in
an exhausted condition. '.
Neither Will Keceire Anr Merer From the
Prcseot French Government.
Paeis, September 6. The Temps says
that the Government will not reply to Gen
eral Boulanger's demand for a trial by
court martial. Thevenet, Minister of Jus
tice, has sent a circular to the Bishops of
France reminding them that the cfergy are
prohibited by law from taking part in the
elections. The circular says the Govern
ment will unhesitatingly and vigorously
proceed against those who may overstep tbe
lines enjoined under all Governments since
the concordat. It was the violation of this
law which caused the difficulties between
the civil power and the religious authorities
at the commencement of the present regime.
M. Thevenet has also instructed public
prosecntors to take measures to punish se
verely the commission by the clergy of of
fenses against the common law.
The Colliery Explosion in Scotland.
Edinbuegh, September 6. The colliery
explosion yesterday resulted in the death of
50 miners, only 14 of the 64 men at work in
the pit having been rescued. The scene of
the disaster was Penicnick, a small town
nitum icu 1UMG3 oi wiis city.
Another Ontrngo in Ireland.
Dublin, September 6. The man Don
oghue, who was shot by a constable at
Timoleague, County Cork, is dead. Dono
ghue was quietly standing at a street corner
when the constable fired at him.
A Southern Negro Exodns to Settlo In Wash
ington and Montana.
Milwaukee, September- 6. The man
who figures as the head of the proposed new
exodus of negroes from the South is the
Bev. T. W. Henderson, pastor of Quinn
chapel in Chicago. He is a colored man
and tool: a leading part in the great exodus
of Mississippi negroes to Kansas in 1872.
Mr. Henderson was seen to-day and said
thatJie was the author of the resolutions
adopted here by the African Methodist
Conference of the Northwest, and that they
were not inspired by any politician or with
a view of serving any political party.
"This movement," he said, "has been
quietly worked for a long time, and will be
continued in that way until we have set
tled Montana and Washington Territory
from end to end with refugees."
GETTIXG AHEAD OF THE TEDST.
A New Covering for Baled Cotton Has Jast
tSFECIAL TELIOEAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Charleston, S. C, September 6. A
sensation was caused in the cotton market
here to-day by the arrival of a bale of cotton
covered in an entirely new style of bagging.
The new material consists of an inner
jacket for the bale made of plaited salt
marsh hay, which is again protected by a
12-inch mesh wire netting. The bale has
been placed on exhibition at the Cotton
Exchange and will be tested to-morrow.
The inventor claims that the marsh cover
ing is fireproof and that the wire netting
prevents damage by the cotton hook. A
considerable quantity ol cotton covered in
cotton bags is coming here now, and as yet
no objections have been made to it
K0T OP MUCH ACCOUNT.
Sontbern Statesmen to Fight a Duel.
Atlanta, September 6. It is believed
here that the two Legislators, W. A Huff
and B. W. Patterson, will meet on the duel
ing field near Opelika, Ala. Patterson has
been in Tennessee for two days. Huff and
the two seconds left here to-day.
AMERICA IiU ATHENS. &&,&
Utter in to-morrow' t Dispatch tclltof a visit
he 'paid to the home of Dr. Bthliemann. in
Mhens. Jt u very readable. JVo a- dull
lenience in it.
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A New Armor for Tessels That Did
Stnnd the Test.
Washington, September 6. One of the
members of the board before whom, at
Annapolis on Wednesday, the proposed de
flective armor for tbe protection of gnns on
naval vessels was tested, was at the Navy
Department to-day. Speaking of the "tur
tle back" he said that every shot fired pene
trated it with ease and the fourth practically
uemoiisned it and ended me test.
The armor was ordered by an act of Con
gress and cost $19,000. The Secretary of
the Navy was authorized by an act of Con
gress if he deemed it advisable, to place the
deflective armor on the Chicago.
PUNISHABLE Wlffl DEATH.
Four White Men Who Are Charged With
Darning a Negro's Hemp.
Mebidian, Miss., September 6. Four
white men, Andrew Edwards, Samuel
Strouther, Alf Newsom and Jack McMillan,
charged with burning the home of Jim
Brown, colored, after a preliminary examin
ation which consumed three days, were to
day refused bail and committed to answer
before the Circuit Court.
The offense is punishable by death, as there
were several persons asleep ia the house,
when it was set on fire.
, MB SWEAEINGEN EXPLAINS.
Mrs Swearingen was seen last night re
garding the matter. In answer to the ques
tion as to what was done by the Library
Association about the advertised sale Mr.
Swearingen replied: "The directors had had
no formal notice, and the first intimation
they had was from the Sheriff's advertise
ment thereof, and at the next meeting of the
board a committee was appointed to take
steps to prevent the sale if possible, they
realizing that the property had becomo.very'
valuable, and it was felt to be a duty to in
tervene. A communication was sent to Mr.
Brunot, the holder of the mortgage. As we
knew Mr. Brnnot was a friend and one of
the organizers of the movement to provide a
home for the library, we felt great delicacy in
moving. Mr. Brunot was Presidentof the li
brary organization in 1858-59, 1863-4 and 1865,
and had always been a warm friend of it
He expressed himself in favor of any ar
rangement that would be to the advantage
of the Library Association, and only at tha
last moment the committee felt compelled
to take legal steps to contest the sale, and it
was only done to prevent the library from
being left withont a local habitation. It
was felt that after so much hard work had
been done to build up the library it would
be a sad thing to allow it to be migratory,
and as there was now a revenue to be de
rived that in time would accomplish the
original object, it was more than everdev
sirable to hold the building."
quite AyzBSE to talking.
Mr. Swearingen insisted that he did not
wish to discuss Mr. Clarke's motives in push
ing the sale on tbe Brnnot mortgage, as their
personal relations were pleasant In fact,
he said he did not like to disenss the matter
Mr. McClurg was also seen, and he, like
Major Swearingen, was rather averse
to tbe discussion of the matter. Ha
stated that the parties attacking
Mr. Brunot's mortgage felt great
delicacy in doing so, as he had always been
a friend of the Younsr Men's Mercantile Li
brary. He said, however, that they seemed
to have a legal defense against it on account
of the $10,000 excess of indebtedness, and
that the parties who should have made it
had not done so, and the officers of the Li
brary Association were forced into it
Mr. Swearingen stated that in common
with'most of those opposing the sale had no
personal interest in the matter. They had
labored for the good of the library, but had
never received any personal benefit from it
further than that which arises from the gen
eral bettering of the condition of the public.
Multitudes of young men had fonnd it a
haven of rest and a refuge from temptation,
young men who conld not afford to buy
books nor provide other innocent means of
recreation for their idle time, and the refer
ence books had been an advantage to many
who, although in fair circumstances, had
not felt able to fully equip themselves with
it could hate been avoided.
J. T. Hudson, one df the Board of Library
Association, on being asked for a state
ment of tbe case, said:
"The Library could have asked nothing
more than what Mr. Brunot was willing to
have done, and what he expressed himself
as desirons of seeing done. If Mr. Brunot's
wishes had been permitted to prevail, we
believe that all the complications which
are now arising could have been avoided.
One of our members visited Mr. Brnnot on
Wednesday, and laid before him a commu
nication asking if the sale conld not be
stayed long enough to permit an attempt to
perfect propositions for the preserva
tion of the property to its original
purposes. Upon the rough outlines ot a
plan to extend or refund the mortgage and
to acquire stock in the interest of the li
brary, being laid before, he said: 'I would
be very glad indeed to see that done.' He
wonld not. however, positively order tho
sale to be stopped, because that measure
had been commenced by virtue of arrange
ments made with Mr. Charles J. Clarke,
prior to the latter's departure for Europe.
He did, however, send to his attorney a note
stating that such a plan had been laid be
fore him. that he would be clad to see it
succeed and authorized the sale to be post
poned if it would be prejudicial to other
"When this note was presented to John
M. Kennedy, Esq., the attorney who is fore
closing Mr. Brunot's mortgage, the member
to whom it was entrusted was surprised by
the Information that Mr. Kennedy .was act
ing for both Mr. Brunot and Library Hall
Company. As this is,eqnlvalent to being aU
torney for both plaintiff and defendant ia
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