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THE PITTSBUHGr -DISPATCH,,. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER
rNOT EYES ONE NOW.
v; Back to Where the Beginning Was
W Made in the Cronin Trial.
THE ONLY JOROR DISMISSED.
'Peremptory Challenge by the State Against
SOMETHING FOUND OUT BY OFFICERS.
It Is Bettered to be Sensational, but is Kept Carefnlly
A sensation was developed in the Cronin
trial at Chicago last evening. Just before
court adjourned State's Attorney Longen
ccker made a peremptory challenge of Free
man Gross, the only juror who has been ac
cepted. It is said the police found out
something about him, but will not tell
what it is.
ISrECUL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Chicago, September 6. It was setting
dark in the Criminal Court room, and the
five prisoners who are on trial for the mur
der of Dr. Cronin were lolling
lazily in their chairs, when State's Attor
. ney Longenecker sprang the first sensation
in the drearT murder trial. It was 430
o'clock when the public prosecutor arose
and peremptorily challenged Freeman
Gross, the war panorama man, who was
passed by the State and the defense, and
who, it was popularly believed, would be a
juryman in the celebrated case. State's
Attorney Longenecker's announcement
created the greatest interest Even
Gross himself started involuntarily as
the public prosecutor uttered the
words that caused his overthrow.
The attorneys for the defense were on their
feet in an instant The prisoners, who had
been nodding during the humdrum examin
ation conducted by Attorney Wing, now
craned their necks forward and fastened
their eyes on Attornev Forrest The defense,
attorneys and prisoners, were clearly sur
prised by the sudden move.
THE CHALLENGE SUSTAINED.
Attorney "Wing was the first to speak.
He objected to the challenging of the juror
on the sround that he had been tacitly ac-
cepted by both sides. Judge McConnell
shook his head solemnly. Then he in
formed Mr. "Wing that according to
eminent authorities the defense could
exercise the right of peremptory challenge
until, and even after the 12 jurymen had
been sworn. Judge McConnell also an
nounced that the peremptory challenge in
this case was based on good grounds and
that he would sustain it.
Gross looked crestfallen. The prisoners
were disappointed. Their attorneys were
baffled. With a loud voice and an air of
frankness Mr. Forrest asked the Court to
state the canse of the panorama man's over
throw. The Judge shook his head again.
States Attorney Longenecker smiled grimly
as the Court ordered the dismissal of Gross.
SOMETHING FOUND OUT.
It is understood that detectives learned
something about the juryman that made
him unsatisfactory to the State. Gross
has been held over ever since last
Saturday, and it was generally sup
posed that he had been accepted.
At 2 o'clock tnis afternoon it had cost the
State $2,000 to get one man who enjoyed a
prospect of being a juror. Three hours
later this man was ousted and both State
and defense found themselves where they
started over one weejt ago.
Twentv-four talesmen were examined to
day. All but one were excused. The ex
ception was Henry Thayer, who, with Gra
ham and Creighton, was held over for the
night It is not Iikelv that one of these
three promising talesmen will be held over
Only three peremptory challenges were
used during the day. Two of these are
creaitea to the defense, thus
their number to 22.
END OF ROMANCE.
A Fnro Dealer Shoots Down an Ex-Convict
to Protect Himself A Man WboIad
Waited Yean for His Revenge.
Denver, Septembers. At an early hour
.this morning Timothy Stocking, a faro
dealer in the Arcade Gambling House, shot
and instantly killed Billy Marphy, an ex
convict from the Joliet, 111., penitentiary.
The step leading np to the murder is some
thing of a romance. In 1883, Miss "Will
iams, a beautiful young girl, came to Chi
cago from a Email town in Wisconsin to
visit friends. Shortly after he arrival she
met Billy Murphy, a d1 umber, who fell
madly in lore. The lady did not return his
attentions, and soon afterward met and mar
ried Timothy Stocking, a member of Pink
erton's force. Murphy took to drink, and a
couple of months after the wedding was
caught attempting to burglarize a residence
and was sentenced to five years imprison
ment, Stocking being the principal witness
for the prosecution.
Murphy swore he would kill both Stock
ing and his wite as soon as he could gain
his liberty. After his release he followed
the couple over the country, finally locating
them in Denver. He came here a couple of
months ago, and, meeting Mrs. Stocking on
the street, nearly frightened her to death by
his threats of violence against herself and
her husband. Stocking, however, appeared
to pay but little attention to the threats.and
laughed at them whenever his wife spoke
about the matter. The police had been
notified of the state of affairs, and had re
peatedly driven Mnrphy from Stocking's
premises, where he had been found skulking
around at all hours ot the night About 1
o'clock this morning Stocking was
awaeened by some one knocking at his
front door, and, going to the entrance, he
asked who was there, and being informed it
was uuiy junrpny, btoccing looted be
tween the blinds and saw the mnu with a
Stocking picked up a shotgun and fired
its contents into Murphy's face and neck,
literally tearing them to nieces. Murnhv
staggered out of the gate and fell on the
sidewalk a corpse. Stocking was arrested
and locked up in the Central station. The
deceased has a father living on Blue Island
avenue, Chicago, and a cousin and brother
in the same city, all of whom are quite
wealthy and influential citizens.
TOLD OF HIS SHAME.
Hamilton Testifies to the Manner in
Which His Wife Duped Him.
HE THODGHT HER TRUE TO HIM.
He is Utterly Crashed by the Eevelations
so Recently Made.
MRS. SW1NT0.N ..l) JOSH HAM HELD
On a Simple Charge of Larceny to Seep Them In Prison
for the Present,
Bobert Bay Hamilton went on the witness
stand yesterday and told part of the story of
the way he was duped by the adventuress
who became his wife. Mrs. Swinton and
Joshua Mann were held on a simple charge
of larceny, while the other and more serious
charges are being investigated. Hamilton
is greatly dejected.
JUST TOO GENEROUS.
A Mnn Surrenders Himself at Cincinnati In
Order to Save an Innocent Prisoner
Said to be Confined In Pitts
burg An Alleged Bnrglar
tEFZCtAI, TELEGRAM TO THE DI6PATCH.1
Cincinnati, September 6. About 9
o'clock to-night a man walked into Ham
mond street police station and said to Ser
geant Bigncy: "I want to be locked up."
"I burglarized store in Wilkesbarre,
Pa., and shot the proprietor, and an inno
cent man is locked np at Pittsburg.
The man was put in a cell. He gave the
name of George McCormack and said he
was from Greensburg, Pa. One Sunday
night last October he and a pal
broke into Lee St Clair's general
notion store at Wilkesbarre and stole a
lot of merchandise, among the rest $50 worth
of revolvers. On going out St Clair, who
slept in the rear of the store, awoke
auu nrea at me burglars. McCormack
fired back, shooting twice, both bullets
lodging in St Clair's back, lrom the effects
of which he nearly died. McCormack and
his pal escaped.
Some weeks ago a man named Frank
Fields was arrested and locked up at Pitts
burg, charged with the crime, and is now in
jail at that citv awaiting trial,
according to McCormack. McCor
mack says he could not bear to
think of an innocent man soffering for
something he had done, and therefore he
gave himself up and is willing to go back
without a requisition. McCormack is a
very young man, not over 25, and is very
well dressed. '
IT CAUSED SURPRISE.
The Appointment of Judge Veazey on the
Inter-fetate Commerce Board A. W.
Campbell, of Wheeling, Felt
rSrZCIAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISFATCH.I
Washington, September 6. It is crop
ping out that there is a good deal of surprise
manifested in certain quarters at the ap
pointment of Judge Veazey, of Vermont, to
the vacancy in the Board of 'Inter-State
Commerce Commissioners. Mr. A. W.
Campbell, editor and proprietor of the
Wheeling Intelligencer, had as strong back
ing for the place as any candidate for any
office has had, and only a few days previous
to the announcement of Yeazey's appoint
ment General Goff told friends in this city
that Campbell was sure to get the place.
Campbell was backed by influential Repub
licans in every part of the country. Among
those nearer his home were Murat Halstead,
ex-President Hayes, ex-Governor Noyes,
General Boynton, all West Virginia, in
cluding General Goff and Steve Elkins,
Attorney General Miller, ex-Governor
Patterson, of New Hampshire, and a number
of prominent Pennsylvanians.
Veazey was backed by Secretary Proctor
and all the influences of the Boston and
Maine and the Vermont Central Railroads,
including ex-Senator Smith, President of
the Vermont Central.
These railroad interests are rreatlv con
cerned in regard to the attack of Western
trunk lines on the Grand Trunk, which
carries freight from and to the NewEngland
States at reduced rates, to the detriment of
United States lines, which are controlled by
the inter-State commerce act The appoint
ment of Veazey is accepted as notice that
the Grand Trunk will not be disturbed.
Another reason cited for Secretary Proc
tor's anxiety to have Veazey appointed is
the former's desire to come to the United
States Senate in the event ot the resigna
tion of Senator Morrill, on account of ill
health, or his refnsal for the same reason to
be a candidate for re-election.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX SISFATCB.1
New Yoek, September 6. Eobert Kay
Hamilton went to court this afternoon aa
his friends bad promised, and nnder oath
before a curious throng of men and women
told how he had met, four years ago, the
woman who is now his wife, in a place the
exact location of which he did not remem
ber, but the character of which was very
certain; that he had lived with her and sup
ported her almost ever since, and had
trusted her as fully and completely as ever
a man trusted a woman; that she had ob
tained from him np to the beginning of this
year more than $10,000 in money, in ad
dition to the generous allowance that he
made for her support; that she had pre
tended to have become a mother and had
produced an infant which she alleged was
his; that he had cherished the infant and
married the alleged mother for its sake, and
that he had now discovered that the baby
was bogus and the woman was the head of a
conspiracy against his purse, at least
DETAILS OF SHAME.
There were many details that had not yet
been known to the'public and tht- brought
out clearly tne remarsabie extent to wnicn
Hamilton had become the dupe of the
woman and her associates. For instance,
Mr. Hamilton had to tell, with a bowed
head and shame-faced air, that once when
Joshua Maun, his wife's lover, had disap
peared and the woman was worried over it,
she made him go out with her and attempt
to find her lover for her.
Mr. Hamilton appeared while giving this
testimony like a man completely broken,
who had nerved himself for this effort as for
the bitterest experience of his life. His
lace was haggard. Friends who had not
seen him since this trouble came upon him
said that he had aged ten years in three
months. His forehead was most of the time
covered with wrinkles as though he were
suffering lrom physical pain. His manner
was meek and appealing, and be lacked the
spirit or disposition to resent even the
coarsest attacks of the lawyer who repre
sented the two of the conspirators who were
CAUSED SOME SURPRISE.
charge Hamilton made was a sur
It was larceny in the second degree.
he never suspected tnat the child
which now bears his name was not his own,
he did suspect that Mrs. Swinton and Josh
Mann- were conspiring, some time in last
June, to obtain some of his money. One day
in Jnne, when Mrs: Swinton called at Ham
ilton's office and asked him for $30 with
which to pay her house rent, he said: "I
am under no obligation whatever to you,
and you have no right to ask anything of
me; I will not submit to blackmail. Leave
After his ordeal was over he retired to a
dark corner behind the witness box and sat
there away from his friends, unheeded and'
apparently unheeding for the rest of the ex
amination, while Inspector Byrnes repeated
the story of the confessions of the prisoners
to him and of the results ot the investiga
tions he had made.
PAYING FOR THE PRIVILEGE.
Soma of the Veterans Most Ponr Up to Go to
Gettysburg The Result of Jmpatlenco In
Early War Dnys.
The survivors of Hampton's Battery met
last nightin the office of Marshall Brothers
to make final arrangements for the visit to
Gettysburg on Pennsylvania Days. They
have already erected a monument by pri
vate subscription to mark the ground held
by the battery on the third day's fight, and
will utijize the State appropriation to place
another one in the corner of the peach or
chard, if they can get and hold possession
of it as well in 1889 as they did in 1863.
John C. Shaler, the Secretary of the Bat
tery Association, will be orator of the day,
and Lieutenant Bobert Paul will command
the detachment on the march and at the re
union. The battery proposes to leave on
Monday night as far as possible so as to
get the next day at Harper's Ferry and re
turn to the field in time to assemble at the
monument at Cemetery Eidge on Wednes
day. There are 65 survivors of the battle of
Gettysburg in the battery organization, 40
of whom are Pittsburg bovs. the whole
original force having been raised in Alle
Part ot the men, 22 in number, were sent
to fill in the positions of Battery H, First
Ohio Artillery, at the Gettvsbure fight, as
the Ohio men were badly crippled, and
some talk was raised about their not being
entitled to transportation as having served
in the troops of another State. This was
easily settled, however, as far as the bat
tery boys were concerned, bat a number oft
old Pittsburgers are deprived of their rights
of transportation through having been too
impatient in 1861 to get to the front. The
members of Sickle's Brigade. New York
troops who, finding the Pennsylvania quota
full, went to another State to serve, are
among the victims.
'Squire John Burke, who was wounded
in the Gettysburg engagement, but in a.
New York regiment, will have to pay his
fare if he goes to meet his old comrades.
General George S. Gallupe will also have
to pay his way, although an aide on General
Meade's staff, as his regiment, the Eighth
Beserves, was not in the action.
Battery B, organized at Mount Jackson.
Lawrence coanty, which was commanded
by Captains Danfortb, Cooper, Lieutenant
Miller and Baptain William McClelland,
of Pittsburg, will also attend on Wednes
day. It was in position at Cemetery Bidge
on the third day and will meet at 3:30 P. M.
on the ground they held. Lieutenant James
A. Gardner, of New Castle, will be orator
of the day, and Captain Cooper will com
mand the artillery division, and Captain
McClelland will command the battery on
NO SNAP FOR JOHN.
VERY MUCH DEPENDS
Upon tbe Cabinet Meeting to be Held
in Washington To-Day.
TAMER IS EOT
He Has Some Strong Backers and Peels
Sure of Mention.
MARIIIS AT LAST.
G0FP URGED FOE A1T0BNEX GENERAL.
The Threats of Mexico Will Sot Change the Duty
Upon Lead Ores.
FE0M PILLAR TO -POST.
Roach Experience of n Fnrally Who
Iilvcd In a Shnntybont.
A little girl of prepossessing appearance,
notwithstanding rags and general dilapida
tion, applied for help at the Fourteenth
street station. She stated that her parents
and five children, 3 to 10 years of age, sur
named Conway, were forced out of a shanty
boat by its leaking. Thev were hustled
from place to place until they were allowed
to take refuge in a shed near the Colfax
school house, where the people lurnished
them with food. The case was given to
Humane Agent O'Brien.
T0U.NG JACK OX THE WAR PATH.
Mnrnt HnlBtend'a Republican Club Will Not
Receive General Logan' Fictnre.
isrrcux telegbam to inx dispatch.i
Youngstowk, September 6. John A.
Logan, Jr., recently received a letter from
Mayor Jlosby, of Cincinnati, as follows:
The Murat Halstead Republican Club,
of this city, one of our strongest and most
active political organizations here, is extremely
anxious to secure the best possible large photo
graph or your father, the late General John A.
Logan, to be placed in their main parlor, and
asked me to write for them. They cherish the
name of General Logan, and as time passes the
stronger will grow the reverence for the great
citizen soldier and statesman.
In answer Mr. Logan has sent the fol
Your favor received. While appreciating
tbe sentiment which prompted you in making
your request I leel sure my father, if alive
wnnln int want, tils nintn.n (..... ... .. '
of A "Republican organization" named after a
niwrwbo villified him while alive and who
tried in every n ay to besmirch his spotless name
and who has done all in his power to slander
and attack the character of everv Republican
who has risen to prominence in this country
Murat Halstead deserves to be Ignored by
every Republican and be allowed to consume
himself with bis ot spite. I trust to God he
mayreceive his just reward before leaving this
world. Trusting yon thoroughly understand
why 1 cannot comply with your request,
I remain yonrs,
Mr. Lewi Goe to Jail.
Mrs. Ella Lewis, the colored woman who
attempted to shoot her husband at their
home in the East End on Thursday night,
was given a hearing before Magistrate
Hyndman last evening. She made no de-
,- fense, and in default of $1,000 bail was com-
'siira u jau ior uiu ai coon.
WHIPPED HIS DAD.
Young Wlgmore Barricaded the Door
Against ibe Officers.
Daniel Wigmore, Sr., aged 70, charged
his son, Daniel Wigniore, Jr., with assault
and battery and cruelty before Alderman
Porter. The sire alleges that his sou
kicked him down, beat him, and, in vul
gar parlance, "wiped the floor" with him,
and all without the slightest provocation.
Daniel, Jr., barricaded the doors and
windows of his domicile, and threatened
the officers with dire things if they got in,
but they did, and he was held for a hearing
this evening. The parties reside on Twen
NEW P0ST0FFICE STREETS.
Chief Bigelow Say tbe City Will Fay the
Expense of Regrudlng.
Superintendent Michael L. Malone, of
the Federal building, yesterday forenoon
received from Chief Bigelow, of the Depart
ment of Public Works, a reply to the Gov
ernment's communication concerning the
regrading of the streets surrounding the
building. The tenor of the reply is that
the city will undoubtedly see that the
streets are, at the proper time, reduced to
the grade established by ordinance, the
wore to be done at the expense of the city.
Superintendent Malone yesterday forward
ed Mr. Bigelow's letter to Mr. Windrim,
the Supervising Architect of the Treasury
LEFT HER HOME.
A Father in Search of Hi Runaway Girl
for the Second Time.
James Gaflhey, of Second avenue, near
Sbho, yesterday applied to the police for as
sistance to find his daughter Kate, who left
her home on Monday morning and has not
been seen since. This is the second time she
has gone awa from her home, the first de
parture having been corrected by being
placed in the Home of the Good Shepherd
on Troy Hill, Allegheny. The girl is about
19, very handsome, but the greatest fault her
father has to find with her is that she i t
suscep'ible to flattery. The police have
taken the case in hand.
THE PBISONEBS EELS.
The prisoners were arraigned upon the
comparatively trifling charge of larceny in
the second degree by the obtaining of money
under false pretenses, the lawyers having
aqciaea tnat in tne absence of the chief
conspirator, Evangeline, it would be hard
to make ont a case of conspir
acy against the accomplices, and that
probably the easiest charge upon which to
secure the holding of the prisoners for the
grand jury would be larieny. After they
have been held upon that the grand jury
can make a lull investigation, and bring in
dictments for tbe more serious allegations it
the evidence sustains them.
To simplify the mitter, the complaint was
confined to one specific ca;e the 5500 which
Hamilton sent to Eva at Elmira, where she
and Josh had gone for her pretended con
finement. The testimony had to be limited
to this one transaction, and only a small
portion of the strength of the case was
brought ont, Hamilton himself and In
spector Byrnes being the only witnesses ex
amined. A SWORN TALE OF A BARREL.
Graham nnd HI Friends Taking Affidavits
Now nt Niagara.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THB DIRPATCII.l
Niagara Falls, September 6. The
fact that Carlisle D. Graham went over
Niagara Palls in his barrel last Sunday
morning is disputed, among others by
Prank Haggertv, an employe in the Erie
County Surrogate's office.
"Why, people on Suspension Bridge said
I did not go through the whirlpool rapids
with my head out of the barrel,
when I was in plain view of every
body," said Graham, "but plenty of
people saw me go over, and thev will be
produced to show that the feat was" done in
broad daylight and friends of mine were
notified in time to be present. If there was
any fake about it, I wouldn't have sent
telegrams all over the day before about it."
Several persons who saw the affair will
mate affidavits to-morrow that it happened
as reported at tbe time.
INTERPRETING A CLAUSE.
In the Will of a Well-Known East End
A stated case between Matilda P. McCon
nell and Beese Lmdsey was filed in the
Prothonotary's office yesterday.. The speci
fications are tha Airs. McConnell sold to
Beese Lindsey a lot corner of Conrad and
Harriett streets, Twentieth ward, for S3.300:
$100 down and $3,200 on delivery of the
deed. The deed was to be free of liens and
incumbrances. When the deed was made
out Mr. Lindsey refused to accept it, claim
ing it was not good in fee simple on account
of the conditions of the will of Evelyn
Gross, who was the mother oT Mrs. McCon
nell, the will having a clause, "she shall
take and hold for her use." The case was
stated for a decision of the court on the
question at issue.
A RACE 121 DAIS LONG.
HI Friend Rich Slay Not Secure the Lease
of the Mlululppl PrUonera- Some
Grnngera and Lumbermen
Who Mny Tnke
Purvis, Miss., September 6. The state
ment contained in a special dispatch from
New York, alleging that C. W. Eich, of
Bichburg, had leased the county prisoners
of Marion county, and 'would have
charge of Sullivan and Kilram, is
a mistake. The County Clerk says
that no such contract exists
between the county and Bich, and before the
Board of Supervisors can lease the prisoners
to anyone, bids will have to be advertised
tor in this connty as prescrioea by law.
There are other citizens, among them mill
owners, charcoal contractors and farmers,
who would like to lease county prisoners,
and, if bids are advertised for, Bich will not
have it all bis own way.
The efforts of Sullivan and his friends to
secure miscarriage of the sentence have had
tbe effect of turning citizens against him
who were at first only in favor of a fine.
They are now determined that the sentence
shall be carried out, and in the event
of. the slugger being leased out the
farmers will do some bidding. One
of them said, -to-day that he could
afford to pay as much for lease as any one,
and if he secured tbe contract tbe Beanville
slugger and the heavy hitter from Balti
more would have to drive a mule and stand
his hand at blowing.
The charcoal contractors are also tickled
at the chance of hiring the champion to
propel a wheelbarrow, and the lumbermen
are anxious to try the big fellow's skill at
loading cars. There will be lively music
when Bich makes an attempt to secure the
The Cabinet meeting which will be held
in Washington to-day is looked forward to
with much interest. It is rumored Tan
ner's case will be brought up. The Cor
poral, however, feels no fear. General Goff
and Stephen B. Elkins are trying to make
the former Attorney General and elect Mc
Kinley Speaker ot the House. The Cabi
net will make no change in the rulings
regarding the duty on lead ores.
ISFXCIAL TILEOnAM TO TBZ DISPATOH.l
Washington, September 6. Corporal
Tanner has really come to the fixed and
lasting conclusion that he has nothing fur
ther to say. There is no doubt that Mr.
Tanner's depression was caused partly by
the circulation last night of tbe absurd re
port that the Commissioner bad sent his
resignation to the Secretary of the Interior.
Mr. Noble was approached early in the day
for information upon this point He
had risen at the wrong side of his bed and
refused either to deny or admit that there
was truth in the rumor. Assistant Secre
tary Bussy, the most active candidate for
Tanner's place, said, with apparent ingen
uousness, that there was no foundation for
the report, and never could be any. He
further volunteered the information that tbe
question of the corporal's dismissal would
not be discussed at to-morrow's meeting of
But tbe friends ot the Corporal, apparently
not quite satisfied with this declaration on
the part of his most wily enemy, canvassed
the situation somewhat, to see whether they
would be likely to come out of a Cabinet
meeting scrimmage on the top of the heap.
Messrs. Windom and Proctor, it was as
sumed, would not necessarily be hos
tile. The Secretary of the Navv
was known to be friendly, and ft
was believed that he would fight, and fight
hard, for his old neighbor in Brooklyn, if
necessary. Uncle Jerry Busk, who not long
ago told the President that there was little
to his administration, anyhow, but Clarkson
and Tanner, was sure to stand by his com
rade in arms even to the death; and the
iaoinec omcers are periectiy well aware
that Uncle Jerry is "no slouch."
The Attorney General was another who
could be depended upon, partly because he
hails from the heart of the Hoosier country,
and knows what promises the Bepublican
leaders, from Mr. Harrison down, made to
the soldiers, and partly because where he is
convinced that anybody has been imposed
upon or is abused, his placid demeanor
changes to the expression of a champion
middle-weight There was little that was
positively alarming in the situation then,
even if Secretary Noble had whetted his
knife for the corporal's scalp; and there
was no exterior evidence that he had done
that The whole truth of the condition of
affairs is this:
The Commissioner of Pensions will never
resign so long as he is under fire, and he
will be under fire long after tbe fall elec
tions are over. The President does not dare
to ask for his resignation in the face of reso
lutions in tbe State Convention of Mr.
Quay's Pennsylvania and Mr. Clarkson's
Iowa, and ot the others passed at Mil
Young Drenateg Bad the Brm fey Wed
ding BUm afefeHeatfc-Bfa Jtether
Falnn Wba Ska Hears l he Sews.
The marriage of Thomas Dressing, white,
and Ella McCuIlongh, colored, at Home
wood, the Ber. Mr. Tremble, paster of the
A. IT. E. Church, officiating, ooearrti yes
terday. An improvised altar was set up, and the1
parson stood behind it and the twain who
desired to be made one took positions faeiag
(him. The couple swore eternal alletriaaee
to each other, and the mystic words were
pronounced. A general congratulation was
extended to the couple by the' faasilyof
the bride, and a number of neighbors
crowded into the rooms, who uttered words
Alter the marriage an interview was
sought with the mother of the groom. It
was evident that the lady was prostrated
withgriet When the reporter reached the
house no intimation had been received of
the marriage. When told- about it she
swooned away, falling heavily back against
the wall. The daughter rushed to her assist
ance, but quite a little time elapsed before
she was able to converse.
After . Mrs. Drenning had been re
stored she said almost in a whisper. "My
son has by this act completely severed our
earthly connection. It is his own foolish
ness. He has been warned by me over and
over again against marrying this girl, but
be has spurned my advice, and now I leave
him to go his own way. I shall never see
him or alloWhlm to see me." The sisters
of the young man were deeply agitated and
felt that this set of their brother would
place a social ban upon them.
Young Drenning said: "The reason my
people had me arrested was to delay the
marriage so that it would give my mother
time to return from Johnstown. She tried
to dissuade me from marrying, but I was
inexorable and determined to stand by the
promise I made to my present wife."
GDS OTTERSON MISSING.
Apparently Swallowed Up In the Metropolis
A Case Similar to Frank Marquis'
Inapector Byrne at Work.
No word has yet been received from G. L.
Otterson, the well-known young business
man of Allegheny, who mysteriously dis
appeared in New York about two weeks
ago. He was a member of the firm of
Swindell & Otterson, and went to the
metropolis to purchase a fall stock.
It was through the illness of his father
that his disappearance became known. His
family telegraphed to a Mr. Anderson,
formerly an electrician on the Observatory
Hill Bailway, with whom Mr. Otterson
generally stopped. Mr. Anderson replied
that he had pot seen Mr. Otterson, and did
not know that he was in New York.
Mr. Henry Swindell consulted Inspector
Byrnes, and the latter has been working on
the case for tbe past ten days. He learned
that Otterson had not seen the bnsinees
men who he intended to visit, and all ftace
of him ended at his second day's stay in the
Gilsey House. Mr. Otterson had but
120 with him in, money, but wore
on his person four elegant diamonds
which might be thonght sufficient induce
ment forthugs to do him injnry to possess.
His wife is absolutely prostrated and no
body but her family and very close friends
are allowed to see her. Mr. Otterson's
friends are comparing the disappearance
with that of Prank Marquis, who disap
peared in about the same manner last falL
The latter was a clerk in the water depart
ment went to New York and has never been
heard of since. He was a neighbor of Mr.
Otterson on Perrysville avenue.
Ti War DeprtMi fefendoiii
A NaBber of Ckaaes Jk tw
JUDICAL limXtH Ml IMT; v:;:l-
THE BEAT. niTLOBe a mi t-i fkt
Are AMljieiaia few gimiHiiiMfcm Wm-:$0
mt'f . '
Secretary Procter is wry axiew to ate W? JF!
in A tir4ai?AA a wVe.tjUAlA n1n.Unn v .. f CSmc'L'
r v..v -. ,, ,roi m mm .-.,,
regular army. He Ihm bees ytjiagmnM
attentioa to the subject, aad the departaieet
has nnder consideratioa jose rstKeei reke "'
dies for the trouble.
Washington, September 6. The safe.
ject of desertion from the amy will be
treated at length in the ferteeewlsg fepert
of the Secretary of War. It k OMtlMtbaa
had Secretary Proctor's earaeet consider. '
tion from the beginning, as well aa tkat of
the Adjutant General's staff Yariew
changes in camp and barraek life, with a
view to increasing the soldiers' oeafert aaeV
interest in his command have bees iasti
tuted, notably the consolidated mess and
the canteen systems. These have worked
well wherever tried, and the reealt has beea
that the percentage of desertiess has de
creased since 1863, as the following taMe
Percent to streak
.... 3.578 39.7
.... 3,573 36.9
.... 2.827 34.9
.... 2.GSQ 90.1
.... 240 26.6
.... 2,486 38.8
.... 2,814 26.3
G0FP FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
AN INDEPENDENT E0AD.
Director O. F. Scnife bay Andrew earne
st e I Not In It A Short Iilne to Cleve
land to Benefit Flitsbarccrs.
"Yes," said Mr. O. P. Scaife yesterday
afternoon, "there will be an independent
road to Cleveland via Canton as the result
of the combination made between the Pitts
burg, Yougbiogheny and Chartiers Kail
way and the Valley road. The connecting
link will be as speedily built as a suitable
route is chosen. Half a dozen have been
surveyed, and the one presenting the least
obstacles will be adopted."
"Is it true, as reported, that Mr. Andrew
Carnegie is one of the 'Pittsburg gentle
men' alluded to by you in Cleveland as
interested parties?" was asked.
Mr. Scaife said: "If he was I would not
admit it, but he has no further interest in
the matter than that of dozens of other
manufacturers in Pittsburg, who would like
to see cars loaded with coal go to Cleveland
and return loaded with iron ore. We see
business enough to warrant the construc
tion of another line from this city to Cleve
land, and are going after it that's all.
"The Valley line now runs beyond Can
ton to what is called Valley Junction, where
it connects with the Wheeling and Lake
Erie and Cleveland and Marietta Bailroads.
That portion of the line between Canton and
Valley Junction will notjform part of the
main line, as it would perceptibly increase
the distance between the terminal points. It
is 147 miles via the Cleveland and Pittsburg,
and 135 via the Lake Erie, and we will try
to shorten tbp mileage by the new route."
Mr. Scaife stated that Manager G. E.
Tainter's remark "that he did not represent
Andrew Carnegie, and thought Mr. Carnegie
had no money in the Valley, bnt that he
wanted to see another line between Cleve
land and Pittsburg" was a fair statement of
Droke Bis Let.
J. H. Vincent, while painting an engine
at Glenwood, fell from the boiler? fracturing
his leg. He was taken to tbe Mercy Hos
THREE DWARFS, SSS
doapoorTiorsahoer who reUcun them from
cavltvilv. a latlina favor. Ren vr,.,t Erwn.
rfcA' ftory in Uy-morrovft Dispatch, and
frtu'71 fetlMn nil tlhnitt it '
The Fiery Cross Stenmslilp Won Her Wager
nt 8300 a Side.
C6PECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH.I
Portland, Oee., September 6. News
has just been received here of the arrival at
Queenstown of the British shin Pierv
, Cross. She sailed an ocean race from the
Columbia river with the Hornby Castle on
a wager of $500 a side, and has won after a
voyage of 121 days.
Fell Down the Klevntor Shaft.
Lemuel Bote fell through the elevator
shaft at the Hotel Albemarle yesterday, and
besides bruising himself generally, dislo
cated his ankle. He was taken to iht,
j nomeopatuo Hospital.
AGAINST 8EYEN PERSONS.
Cyrus Alshouae Bring Suit for Damnses
Amounting to 825,000.
A statement was filed, yesterday, in the
suit of Cyrus Alshouse against 'Squire
Samuel Creelman, William Boss, Ployd
Boss, William McCIuskey, George C.
Welscher, William Linn and Frank Cnnrod.
Alshouse claims $25,000 damages for false
' arrest He is a huckster and lives in Po int
Perry. He claims that he was arrested and
taken beiore 'Squire Creelman, of Wilkins
burg, and charged with havine robbed the
store of John W. Bower in Homestead and
the stores ol Brown and Hackett and T. K.
St. Clair in Wilkinsburg, and also with
shooting Mr. St Clair. He was kept in
jail for some time but was finally acquitted
A Situation Tor T. C. P latt.
Nashville, Tenit., September 6. Ex
Senator Thomas C. Piatt, of New York,
was elected President of the Tennessee Coal,
Iron and Bailroad Company at a meeting of
the directors in this city to-day, to fill the
place made vacant by the death of Hon,
John C. Brown.
Worn 84,000 .llorc.
The Allegheny Councils'Boad Committee
met last night and decided fo ask for an ad
ditional appropriation of $4,000 for yearly
j s-iptunw. jjnm cue was none,
I Supported by Elktni, and Both Are
isrlciAL TILEOEAJITO THK DISPATCH.I
Washington, September 6. Nathan
Goff, of West Virginia, and Stephen B.
Elkins, of Deer Park, are the double team
now pulling together for two objects. One
is the elevation of General Goff to the Attor
ney General's office when Mr. Miller is
elevated to the Supremebench, and theother
is the election of Major Wm. McKinley to
be Speaker of the Fifty-first House. The
Attornev General expects to be made a
Supreme Court Judge. There is no doubt
of that; and whatever changes may fall out
in the situation it is well known that Sir.
Miller knows the Executive intention as
well as any man. The selection ot General
Goff then might follow easily. The other
task in which this great double team are
engaged is harder. They have no doubt al
ready given the McKinley movement a
The report credits Mr. Elkins -with win
ning over to tbe McKinley side his old
friend, Mr. James G. Blaine who has re
cently been supposed under the charm of
Congressman Henry Cabot Lodge's presence,
at Bar Harbor, for Mr. Lodge is Mr. Beed's
moot trusted lientenant, to rest in a state of
neutrality with relation to the Maine man's
candidacy for Speaker. A better feeling
certainly exists among the Western candi
dates. They understand one another's can
vasses better than formerly, and will be
able to make the requisite combinations
upon one of their number the more readily.
Houk, of Tennessee, is hesitating between
McKinley and Cannon. McComas, of
juaijjauu, uaa uuh jci oiaicu uis pusiuoa.
Cannon will use every effort to induce
Henderson to withdraw and let the Iowa
votes go to the Illinois man. These new
developments make the situation more
interesting for Mr. Beed than it was.
DUTY ON LEAD ORE,
The Cabinet Meeting Will Pay No Attention
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.
Washington, September 6. General
Batcheller said to-day that he was not at
liberty to discuss the lead ore question, as it
would be discussed properly at the Cab
inet meeting to-morrow. A Treasury de
cision in the matter - was written a
week ago, but not given but It declared
firmly that the department would maintain
the lyi per cent dutv, whether silver and
gold were mixed with the ore or not, and
there is no suspicion that either the Secre
tary ot tne Treasury or tne uaunet meeting
will recede from this position.
The proposed retaliation on the part of
me .Mexican uovernmem, oy wnicn a auty
would be laid on importations of certain
live animals from the United States, ap
pears to have had no effect at all.
MAKING GOOD WITES.
Mis BeMew's Work In the Art of Cookery
Miss Charlotte Belle w yesterday com
pleted her first west as teacher of the cook
ing art in the Pittsburg schools. Her model
kitchen, in the Grant street school, has
been the instruction room of many happy
girls during the past four days. Miss
Bellew said last evening that she
was unprepared to say how much
would be accomplished here, as
her work has been scarcely set a-going in
proper shape. The pupils are siven a
course of ten weeks, receiving two lessons
daily. Superintendent Luckey allots the
number of scholars to be drawn from each
grammar school, so that 75 will be under in
structions during each term of ten weeks.
That number is divided into five classes, so
that 15 girls are given instrnction on each
school day, from 9 A. at. to 1:30 J. 11., with
a recess lor luncheon.
The course begins with instruction in.
baking potatoes and apples. This was the'
work of the past week, but as quite a num
ber of the girls did not attend, the same
lessons will Jbe given during the week to
come. The course gradually becomes more
complex, including, in addition to the prac
tice of cookery, drilling in the essentials of
housekeeping, such as sweeping and dust
ing. Miss Bellew says that her pupils,
after their course is completed, ought to be
able to keep house in approved style.
KERINS JOINS BALTIMORE.
He Prefers Being a Catcher to Acting a
rSrECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.I
Baltimore, September 6. Jack Kerlns Is no
longer an umnire in the American Association.
At 9 o'clock this evening be signed an Oriole
contract, and probably on next Monday he
will make bis first appearance on the
diamond against tbe Cincinnati club. Imme
diately after signincKerins forwarded his res
ignation to President WlkofT. Being an umpire
by appointment only to nil a vacancy in case
tbe regular man did not appear, and it being so
near to the close of tbe season, his place wilt
not be filled.
Kerins has long been desirous of returning to
his old place behind tbe bat, and now that his
arm is in good condition, be will prove v valua
ble man to the Baltimores. It is well known
here that Sbarsig has been after Kerlns for
some time, and it was thought last week that
tbe deal had been consummated, but Kerins
preferred the Baltimore management
When be was approached this evening by
Barnie it did not require much talking before
an agreement was reached. Tbe Orioles are
sadly in need of a catcher just now.
A SIIBDLE-WEIGHT CONTEST.
They Apply to Mayor Pearson for a Plaee to
Learn a Trade.
Three Italian boys, Neapplitans, yester
day asked Mayor Pearson, of Allegheny, to
send them to some institution where they
could be taught a trade. They had lost sit
uations in a glass house in New York.
Mr. Angelo Frank sent them to No. 37
Washington street, an Italian boarding
house, to await an opening.
The most efficacious stimulant Jto excite
tbe appetite is Angostura Bitters.
Patronize home industry and drink
Praucuheini & Vilsack's Pittsburg beer.
AMERICA 15 ATHES. &&,
n fiTnunt m
Utttrin to-morroto'x Dispatch telU of a vtiit
ne paa to we home of Dr. Sehllemann in
Athens. It U very readable. Kot a dull
tcntence in it, ,
Denny Kelleher Ha Been Matched to Sleet
Prof. Billy McCarthy.
ISFXCIAL TILIOEAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
Boston, September 6. Denny Kelleher, tbe
Boston middle-weight who recently defeated
Joe Ellingswortb, of Los Angeles, did not have
to wait long for another match. The direct
ors of tbe California Athletic Club
have matched him and Prof. Billy McCarthy,
the middleweight champion of Australia, to
contest to a finish for an 11,800 purse, $300 of
which Is to go to the loser.
Queensberry roles will govern and gloves
within tbe limit of weight required by law will
be used. Tbe date set for the event Is Norera
ber 21, and tbe men signedarticles to contest at
151 pounds, give or take two pounds.
International League Game.
tSFXCIAt.'TELEOnAlf TO THZ DISrATCH.l
At Hamilton Bain. n
Toronto 0 2 0 0 0 0
Detroit) .Z 0 110 0
Londons 0 0 0 0 0 I
Toledos 0 0 10 0 1
Aa EABLT BEPBNTANCX. .
Of these desertions 96 per cent oecarrsd
among-mea serving their first aBd second '
year of enlistment In Hay last Major.
Theodore Schwan, Assistant Adjntant'Gen-'
eral, under instructions of Secretary Proc
tor, made a tour of inspection of the recruit
ing depots at David's Island, N. Y., Celum-
ous. u., ana jenerson uarracks, Mo. Taa
Major is himself a soldier who came np
from the ranks, an enlisted private, and his
report to the Adjatant General contains nu
merous suggestions, inclnding the draft
of a bill prepared by him last winter, after
a close study of the situation, calculated, in
his opinion, to lessen the evil of desertion.
Major Schwan says: "Whatever causes of
discontent may at one time have -existed,
such as lack of provisions, or care for the
physical comfort and needs or the enlisted
soldier or unreasonable demands upon and
nnf air or harsh treatment of him, have been
removed so far as it is in the piwer of the
military authorities to do so, and the cases
are rare where a failure of the Government
to make good its obligations can be truth
fully alleged as affording even a semblance
ot justification for desertion."
A REGULAB FEATUXE.
In this connection it may be stated that
Secretary Proctor has prepared a statement
of the number of desertions from Jefferson
Barracks, Mo., showing that in the past
three years they have been respectively 256,
244 and 250, a remarkably even record. One
feature of the bill proposed by Major
Schwan gives to all peace officers. Federal
ana oiaie, auinority to arrest deserters upon
their own responsibility and withont war
rant or military order. Additional safe
guards against the readmission to the ser
vice of "repeaters," or professional desert
trs, and to their identification after such re
admission are about to be adopted under
instructions already given by the War De-.
Another provision of the bill is that one
third of the soldier's pay for the first vear
shall be retained nntil his discbarge "and
forfeited if he does not serve out his term.
Men discharged before their term expires,
at their own request, are not to receive
travel pay. It also provides for the adoption
of the British custom of permitting enlisted
men to purchase their discharges.
TO PURCHASE discharges.
Acting Adjutant General McKeever and
other officers of the staff have, at Secretary
wwi o icu Buuiuibkcu xucinoranua on
the subject of desertions, which he has now
under consideration. One of these fixes the
sum to be required for the purchase ot" a
discharge at $50. Tbe use of large dormi
tories in the barracks instead of what the
army regulations contemplate, squad rooms
for from six to ten men, is given as the
cause of much discontent among the men.
Acting Adjutant General McKeever says,
in his opinion, the chief causes of desertions
First Disappointment at tbe realities of mil
Second The employment of the soldier on
laborers work without extra pay.
Third Inequality of punishments, as In
flicted by courts marshal.
Fourth Bad company administration.
Fifth Sometimes tyrannical conduct toward
enlisted men by officers, and more especially
hlith Above all, the too-orten unnecessary
restraints ipposed on tbe soldier.
He also believes that the largest number
of deserters are American bom.
The following remedial measures were
First Limit the term of service In the first
enlistment to three years, renlistment to five
Second Grant discbarges on payment of
certain sums, graded according to length of
Tbird Discharge men found to be Incor
rigibly bad, without character and thus bar
their re-entry into the service.
Fourth Secure a graded mode of punish
ments for the guidance of courts martial.
Fifth Secure a better class of non-commis
aionett officers and especially First Sergeants,
by increasing their pay.
Sixth Make tbe arrest and punishment of -deserters
more certain than at present by In
creasing tbe reward for their apprehension and
delivery from J30 to J10O.
Secretary Proctor's-report will doubtless
contain recommendations along the general
line laid down in the suggestions above set .
forth. He is earnestly desirous of remov
ing the cause of the reproach that can now
be made against the army on account of de
sertions. THE MASTERS' POSITION.
Let no one after to-day have any excuse
for not having a stylish fall overcoat. Four
dollars to-dav takes choice of about 320 fine
cassimere fall weight overcoats, sizes 33 to
44 breast measure. Don't let this chance
escape you. You would have to pay $3 to
$10 for these garments when the "season
opens, bnt we intend to present the public
with the greatest bargain ever heard of, and
it is onr $4 overcoat-for to-day.
P. C. C. O., cor. Grand and Diamond sts.,
opp. the new Court House.
EL1ES On Saturday. September 7,1880, at
12.30 o'clock, Barbara Euss; 87 North street
Allegheny; aged 42 years. l.
H otlce of funeral hereafter.
They Say X Olsten I Not a Member of Their
The master horseshoers state that J.
Olsten is not a member of their association,
and for this reason they do not recognize hi
action in signing the scale. He is a con
tractor, shoeing horses for street car lines,
and his action in signing the scale has no
bearing on the position of the masters in
The masters are as determined as ever not
to accede to the demands of the journeymen,
which are $3 50 for firemen, $3 for doormen,
and closing the shops at 1 o'clock on Satur
day. By closing at this early hour the pub
lic is put to great inconvenie'nee.
They also deny that the card published in
the morning papers is a dodge. to secure tha
sympathy of the people.
Let no one after to-day have any excuse
for not having a stylish fall overcoat. Four
dollars to-day takes choice of about 320 fine
ctssimere fall weight overcoats, sizes 33 to
44breast measure. Don't let this chance'
escape you. You would have to pay $8 to
S10 for these garments when the season
opecs, but we intend to present the public
with the greatest bargain ever heard of, and
it is on,- S4 overcoat lor to-day.
P. C.XC. a, cor. Grant and Diamond sts.,,
opp. the new Court House.
A FATHEB FOOLED. & .?
with a plot deep enough and a climax turpns
ing enough to make it a gem, lo-morrow'tlia
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