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HER FATNS CRUEL,
Mrs. Marie Nevins-Blaine Tor
tured With Inflamma
CANNOT GO ON THE STAGE.
Her Father-in-Law Did Jfol Give Her
Money to Support Herself.
MUST DEPEND ON HEE OWN EFFORT
Daniel Frolirann, Owing; to Her Illness, Has
Canceled Bcr First Encasements Tor
Her, but Coulinnes to Aid Her His Con
fidence in Her Ability as an Actress Un
broken Neither Jnines G. Blaine, Jr.
Nor Any or His Relatives Pay Any Atten
tion to the Stricken Woman The Story
of Her Mrncsles Recounted Religions
Prejudice is bnid to be the Cause of tbo
MoiUcr-In-Law's Objection to the Young
Mrs. Marie Xevins-Blaine has not given
up the stage because her father-in-law,
James G. Blaine, has given her several
thousand dollars. He has not given her
anything, and Mrs. Blaine has not given up
the stage. She is now lying at the residence
of Dr. Doremus, in Kew York, suffering
terribly with inflammatory rheumatism.
Daniel Frohman still furnishes her with the
means upon which to live, although he had
to cancel her early dates because of her ill
ness. ISrECIALTELEGBAUTO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, September 7. The statement
was published to-day that Mrs. James G.
Blaine, Jr., now lying very ill at the resi
dence of Dr. Charles Doremus, on Lexing
ton avenue, had abandoned her intention of
going upon the stage, at the earnest request
of her father-in-law, Secretary Blaine,
and that her husband, the youngest
son of the Maine statesman, had re
cently made overtures to her looking
toward a reconciliation. Inquiry as to this
of Mrs. Blaine's near relatives was made by
The Dispatch correspondent to-day. The
report was emphatically contradicted.
NO OVERTURES MADE.
Xot only no overtures have been made her
by her husband, or by any r ember of his
family, since she was deserted by him, her
relatives say, hut she has never received a
message or a cent toward the support of her
self or her habv from him or any member of
his family in the interval of nearly a year.
She has not abandoned her intention of
going upon the stage. This is primarily
because she has no other means of support
available for herself and her child, and for
a hardly less potent reason, because Bhe
would have no other way of returning to
Mr. Daniel frohman the large advances in
money he has made to herself and in prepar
ing for her debut.
rROHMAN'S HELP CONTINUED.
These advances, with the greatest gener
osity, he is continuing now that she is ill
and disabled, and without them she could
secure neither physicians nor nurses for
herself nor lunds for her baby's needs.
In view of the great publicity of the
statement referred to, and the very many
hostile and cruel reports that have obtained
currency throughout the country since the
separation from her husband, Mrs. Blaine's
friends to-day made the following statement
of the causes that led to the separation, and
of what has followed it.
THE RELATIVES' STOET.
"To-day was the third anniversary," said
the life-long friend ho told the story, "of
the marriage of these two young people.
There is no possible doubt they were very
much in love with each other. Until with
in a month of their separation their ex
treme devotion was a matter of common re
mark among all who knew them. But it
has had a sad ending, due moie, we all be
lieve, to the influence of Mr. Blaine's
mother than even to the young man's own
disposition, mercurial and selfish as it un
"The world knowsjthat it was a runaway
Snatch, inasmuch, at least, that they were
married without any relations of either
being present, bnt the Bev. Father Daly,
an old friend of young Mrs. Blaine's
family, and at St, Leo's rectory in this city.
This was on September C, 1886.
NO TROUBLE AT TIRST.
"The young couple were almost at once
afterward visited at the Ifew York Hotel by
Mr. Blaine's two other son', Emmons and
"Walker, then there was a family reunion at
Mr. Blaine's home in August, and up to
the very day of the separation Mr. Blaine's
own demeanor to his son's wife was affec
tionate to a degree.
"It was the elder Mrs. Blaine who came
between the two. She took ground against
the young girl irom the first; why we do
not certainly know, except for her statement
since the separation that Marie Kevins was
an adventuress, and thus married her son.
There is no such thing as rank in this coun
try, but all that honorable ancestry, intel
ligence, culture, wealth and good breeding
jn one's forbears could do for a descendant,
existed in the case of Marie Kevins. 2Jo
intimation against her character as girl or
wife has ever been made by her husband
or her husband's family from that day to
"I have said that Marie Kevins was a
Catholic I do not like to introduce any
sectarian question into this unhappy affair,
but I feel myself sure that her daughter-in-law's
religion was the chief reason for Mrs.
Blaine's hostility, and the fact that her son
was married by a Catholic priest. As
is 'ne'.l known, Mr. Blaine himself
was born a Catholic. His aunt
was Mother Superior of the convent
of Notre Dame, in Indiana, and the bodies
of his father and mother are buried in the
cemetery attached to the monastery of the
same order near by, by special permission.
But Mrs. Blaine was a daughter of an'old
Puritan family in Augusta, and inherited,
I fear, the most unpleasant characteristics
of that peculiar disposition, including the
unreasoning hatred of all Papists.
STB AINED RELATIONS.
"It is true that one of her daughters mar
ried a Catholic gentleman, Major Copping
er, of the United States Army, but the
strained relations between mother and
daughter were notorious in "Washington
while Mr. Blaine was Secretary of State
under Garfield, and the mother's opposition
to the marriage was equally well known
"Mr. Blaine made bis son and wife an al
lowance of $1,500 a year. On this they paid
every domestic expense while they lived to
gether. Mr. Blaine has to-day all the re
ceipts to prove this conclusively. Young
Blaine ran into'debt toward the close of the
period, but these were personal debts, in
curred at restaurants and in "Wall street
Marie Blaine lived strictly within her in
come. She was a model wife and house
keeper in their little flat on Fifty-fifth
street, devoted to her home and husband,
economical in her expenditures for dress,
and in their modest entertaining, and, when
the baby came, a pathetically fond mother.
A REMARKABLE BABY.
"That baby is the handsomest, healthiest,
cheerist, most lovable little fellow to-day
within my knowledge. "Whatever may be
the grandmother's hostility to his mother,
it is inconceivable how she should have
forced her wealthy husband to vithhold
even an offer to provide for such a baby's
"Young James was also a model husband
for the first 18 months of their married life.
He abandoned absolutely, under his wife's
influence, all his bad habits. He was
sober, economical, industrious in his clerk's
office down town, Jam told, and was as de
voted as his wife to their home; and the
coming of the baby made that little home a
paradise to the young couple. Those of us
who had known her from her birth con
gratulated ourselves that her future was so
THE FIRST EELAPSE.
"Toward the beginning of the summer of
1888 young James showed evidence of a re
lapse. Perhaps it was inevitable; perhaps
appetite jn some natures is stronger than
manly pride, than love for wife and baby,
than for every instinct of honor. The wife
saw these, at first infrequent excesses, with
fear but unabated affection. I can state to
you. of my own knowledge and
with all the seriousness which the
fact requires, that, up to a very recent
period, and not until he had shown in
difference and cruelty of an incredible
kind, she retained this affection, in spite
of his desertion, and silence and utter
neglect of his and her child, to the degree
that she often passed sleepless nights in
tears, to the alarm of her mother, lest her
constant brooding might seriously impair
her health." '
The relative then related the story of the
separation between young Blaine and his
wife; of the latter's first and second visits to
Augusta, her futile efforts to see her hus
band, etc., all of which were told by the
correspondent of The Dispatch at the
time. The story then continues:
THE VALLEY OP DEATH.
"Mrs. Blaine fell desperately ill on her
return to the city. Her condition was
known to the husband and his mother when
she made a last appeal to them. She passed
through the valleyof the shadow of death,
and a life was sacrificed in her agony. The
mother's life was saved by the unremitting
care of Dr. "Wynkoop. Meanwhile her
father's financial reverses continued, and
she recovered to face absolute poverty for
herself and her child.
"Her illness had been noted from day to
day in the papers. The bands of the "two
great processions in those final days of the
campaign were hnshed by order as they
passed the hotel where she was thought to
be dying. Mr. Blaine and hiswife had both
been in the city. NovVord"of comfort or
sympathy came to herdurine-that time from
husband or husband's family, nor inquiry
for child or grandchild.
BACK OF THE STAGE.
"Confronted wtth the serious battle of
life, unaided by her natural protector, whose
father's income was very large, and himself
with two strong hands, perfect health and
sufficient natural ability to earn a living,
she reverted to that plan once before under
taken. She wrote to Mr. Daniel Frohman,
head of the great Lyceum Company,
and hiu reply was immediate. He evi
dently had, and has, great confidence in
her talents, for he made a most favorable
contract with her for a term of several years.
He made engagements for her with the best
theaters of the country, and engaged an ex
pensive company to support her, headed by
the English actor, Harry Conway. More
over he advanced to her all the monev
necessary for her support in the interval
before her debut, and for her own and pro
STBICKEN WITH ILLNESS.
"In the early part of the summer Mrs.
Blaine hired a small cottage at Point Look
out, Long Branch, and has been there until
three weeks ago, with her baby and its
nurse, studying very hard and rehearsing
constantly. The season has been an extra
ordinarily inclement one, with constant rain.
"Whether from the dampness of the cottage or
perhaps from some imprudence in taking
sea baths too often, she was stricken just
three weeks ago yesterday with a severe ill
ness while on a visit to town. She went to
the residence of her friends, Dr. and Mrs.
Charles Doremus, at Ko. 92 Lexington ave
nue. She has not been able to leave her
"Dr. Wynkoop at once pronounced it in
flammatory rheumatism, and he and his as
sistant, Dr. Scudder, have been in constant
attendance since. Dr. Scudder has even
been compelled several times to remain with
her during a whole night.
"Her suffering has been fearful. One leg
is drawn almost double. The attacks began
near the heart, but have now, happily, re
moved to the left arm and shoulder. She is
almost constantly kept under the influence
of laudanum, and an anesthetic must be ad
ministered whenever she is moved in the
To-day Dr. Allen McLane Hamilton was
called in consultation. Mr. Frohman's
kindness has been unremitting. He called
in his own physician, Dr. Seaman, early in
her illness, and when it became certain that
she could not appear at the date specified,
he engaged another attraction bv cable at
her dates, bnt will bring out Mrs. Blame as
soon as her health will 'permit To-night
she was reported some better."
EMMONS BLAINE'S MABRIAGE.
Meanwhile Mrs. James G. Blaine, Sr.,
was in the city to-day, preparing for the
forthcoming marriage of her son Emmons,
to the Chicago heiress, Miss McCormick.
Ko word or message has come to the young
wife from her husband since that September
day a year ago.
Young Blaine was in the city some little
time ago, and the young men about town
tell of his dinners at Delmonico's and some
thing more about his execesses while here.
One day he passed his young child on Fifth
avenue in its nurse's arms. He recognized
her. but looked at it only casually as he
passed with a smile. This his wire believed
showed a heartlessness beyond expression
and to make him unworthey even of her
sufferance hereafter. .
THE 'COLOR USE
Is Not Drairn so Close In England as In
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, September 7. The color line is
not drawn so closely here as in the, Southern
States. Peter Jackson, the black 'pugilist,
dined this week by special invitation with
LordDe Clifford and Sir John Astley, a
few other sports of the aristocracy being
Mrs. Swinton nnd Josh Mann Committed
for Trial Bail Fixed at S1.50 0
Each Sir. Hamilton Will
Commence Suit to An-
nnl His Mar-
SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TEE DISPATCH. 1
Hew York, September 7. Mrs. T.
Anna Swinton and her son, Josh Mann,
have exchanged their cells at police head
quarters for even narrower rooms in the
Tombs, to which they were committed to
day in default of 51,500 bail each, to await
the action of the grand jury upon a charge
of having obtained 500 from Kobert Bay
Hamilton by a 10 baby and other false and
fraudulent pretenses. Robert Bay Hamil
ton has emphasized his action in cutting
loose from the gang wife, bogus baby
"granny" Swinton, "Dolly" and all by
instructing his lawyer to brim; an action for
the annulling of the marriage.
Mr. Hamilton himself was not at the
Tombs when the case came up, but pretty
nearly every one else connected with the
matter was. Lawyers Ackert and Boss,
with their clients, Mrs. Swinton and Josh,
were in the center. Jnstice Hogan wasted
no words in announcing his decision. "I
have no doubt," he saidf "that a crime has
been committed, and taking into considera
tion all the circumstances in the case, I find
probable cause to hold the prisoners to
await the action of the grand jury."
Lawyer Boss set out to show that only
nominal bail should be required. In fact,
he assured the Court that all that
would be necessary would be to let the pris
oners go on'their own recognizance. This
made the Justice smile, and he asked what
the District Attorney's office thought about
it Mr. Jerome suggested 52,500 bail each,
as a sum proper to be required under such
Mr. Boss replied, and the Justice inter
rupted him to ask how much bail his clients
could give without great hardship. He
consulted them and said that they thought
500 was about their figure. The Judge
shook his head, and announced that he
would hold the prisoners in 1,500.
The prisoners were taken at once to cells
m the Tombs where they refused to see re
porters. It is.not decided yet when their
case will be brought before the grand jury.
If it waits its turn they will stay in the
Tombs a good while first
MAHONE IS A HUSTLEE.
The Little Boss is Trying- Hard to Carry the
ISPECIAL TELEGItAil TO THE DISPATCH.!
Petersburg, Va., September 7. Gen
eral Mahone, the Bepublican candidate for
Governor, will make his maiden speech of
the campaign at Abingdon, in Southwest
Virginiaon the 23d inst He is now busy
at work on campaign matters and
seems determined not to suffer defeat.
Yesterday and to-day he sent an immense
quantity of pplitical circulars through the
mail to different parts of the State. These
campaign documents were principally circu
lars on protection sent here by the Bepubli
can National Committee. General Mahone's
mail this week has been very large, and his
letters have been principally from leading
politicians of the North in reference to the
outlook for Bepublican success in Virginia
in the fall campaign.
Your correspondent made a desperate
effort to obtain an interview with Langston,
who has recently signified his intentions of
supporting Mahone, but he declined to be
interviewed. "When asked if he had called
on General Mahone since his (Langston's)
return from Washington.,he3eclLned-to-say,
but I have it on good authority that he
called on the General before he left here and
again since his return. Langston will leave
here in a few days for Ohio to speak for
BEIEELT IS DISGUISED.
Tno Manner la Which the Notorious En
sllsliman Travel Through America.
ISFECIAL TELEOKAil TO THE DISPATCH.!
Boston, September 7. Mr. Albert
Brierly, the Liverpool merchant so notori
ously connected with the Mrs. Maybrick
sensation, and who disappeared so mys
teriously from the deck on the steamer
Scythia last Sunday, has been in Bos
ton most of the week. He took ex
treme pains to conceal his identity
and assumed the disguise of a
man far below his station in life. Ko one
would recognize in the slouchy individual
who registered as "A. Brown, of Montreal,"
at the Hotel Chorndike the elegant and cul
tured Albert Brierly, of Liverpool. His
brother registered as "Mr. Thompson, of
Montreal. The two resided at the Thorn
dike from Sunday until Thursday. Then
they left for Montreal, intending to go from
there to Kew Orleans.
They told the clerks at the hotel that they
were here on business matters, and being
operators in cotton, they had come to make
trades with the Southern planters. Albert
has undoubtedly decided to let his Boulau
ger whiskers grow, as his beard at the sides
of his face has grown almost to the length
of the point of his chin. This greatly
changes his appearance and makes a com
BIG LOT OF COAL LAND SOLD.
A Purchase of 737 Acics nt Forest City,
nnd What it Means.
tSr-ECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.l
Kew York, September 7. John B. Kerr,
of Kew York, representing the Ontario and
"Western Bailroad Company, and E. B.
Sturgess, of Scranton, President and repre
sentative of the Ontario, Carbondale and
Scranton Kailroad Company, have just pur
chased at Forest City, Pa., on the line of the
last named road, the one-half interest owned
by Howell Spencer, of Philadelphia, in 737
acres of land, underlaid by beds of coal, the
consideration paid beine 180,000.
The Ontario, Carbondale and Scranton
road is the Ontario and Western Campany's
new branch, now building from the main
line at Hancock to the Lackawanna coal
ueius, auu vue iraui ui muu acquired is
needed for track and sidings, and for ade
quate facilities for mining and shipping
coal at Forest City, wnich will be one of
the more important stations on the new
DEATH ON THE TRACK.
An Aeed and Wealthy Couple Struck Down
by an Engine.
Wheeling, September 7. A terrible
accident occurred near-Moundsville, about
12 miles below here, on the Ohio Biver Bail
road, this evening, by which two lives
were lost. King Gatts and wife,
both aged about 70 years, were
crossing the railroad tract: in a two-horse
carriage when suddenly tBe north-bound
express rounded a curve, and belorc the en
gineer could reverse his engine it struck
the carriage, throwing the occupants on to
Mr. and Mrs. Gatts were both instantlv
killed and one horse was latally injured1.
Mr. Gatts was one of the most prominent
and wealthiest citizens of Moundsville,
A Mutinous Crew.
Kew Yoek, September 7. The, bark
Liberia arrived td-day from Sierra Leone.
Captain Page claims that during the voyage
his crew were mutinous and threatened to
kill him and steal the cargo.
Republicans Expect Upward of 40,000
Majority for Boyer.
K0 DISAFFECTION IS FEARED.
Democrats, However, Count Upon Electing
TWO ELEMENTS ARE BELIED UPON.
These Are a Prohibition Tote of 60,000 and Ee
pnhhean Apathy. '
All of the political parties in the State are
getting in readiness for the fall campaign.
Republicans expect to give Boyer a larger
than the usual Bepublican majority. Demo
crats, however, think Bigler has a fighting
chance because of the large prohibition
vote. The Prohibitionists do not expect
to win. '
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.l
Philadelphia, September 7. The Be
publican leaders say that Boyer will have
more than the ordinary party majority of
40,000 because of the kick of organization
which they claim exists in the Democratic
ranks. They profess to believe that the
Democrats will not make any special effort
this year to elect their candidate, but that
they will wait until next year's great fight,
when an entire State ticket is to be elected.
"Whether theymean what they say or not, the
Bepublicans are going ahead with their ef-
torts to perfect the organization of their own
party, and are leaving nothing undone to
stir their party workers into activity, in
just the same manner as though they had a
close fight on hand, "When Chairman An-
drews, of the Bepublican State Committee,
was asked why they were working so hard,
if they believed their candidate would be so
easily elected, he replied:
looking out fob next teae.
We are making this fight with a view to its
influence in next year's contest Boyer will
undoubtedly be elected by a handsome ma
jority, as he is a clean candidate and very
poDUlar throughout the State, At the same
time our duty to the party compels us tq go on
in such a manner as will enable us not i nly to
score this year's victory, but also to miintain
a thorough organization for future contests.
Senator Delamater, who is gener ily re
garded as Senator Quay's choice for Gov
ernor, was present during the ini erview
with Chairman Andrews at the Bepi blican
State Committee headquarters. Th Sen
ator, who is the picture of perfect lealth,
was busily engaged with his correspc idence
when he was asked: "Are you prep ired to
publicly announce your ambition to i ucceed
Governor Beaver?" Dropping his en for
a moment and assuming an erect pi sition,
Jnst now I am engaged in common tilth my
fellow Republicans In an effort to elect the
candidate of our party, who has bee i nom
inated for State Treasurer. Ifyjudgient is
that it is safe politics to get through n th one
campaign before starting another, anc I have
no desire to interject an issue whic might
tend to detract from the importanc of the
work now before us.
MB. DELAMATEB'S PLANS.
"While Senator Delamater refuses t speak
regarding the question of his nom nation
for Governor, yet it is generally lidieved
that a formal announcement of hisl candi
dacy will be made immediately after the
fall election and that meanwhile his friends
will see to' it that his interests are iroperly
cared for. , L
General. Hastings, who is xeriH&ed? as
Senator Delamater s most formidable oppo
nent for the Gubernatorial nomination, was
in the city on Thursday. During his stay
here he called at Mayor Fitler's office, to
thank him for what he had said in his Va
vor. The Adjutant General seems anxious
to hold the influence of the Mayor in tie
fight for delegates to the State Convention,
as he no doubt realizes that it is votes an!
not declarations that will count in thfe
Many of, the reputed level-headed poli
ticians seem to think that Mayor Fitter's
expressed friendship for Hastings will do
him more harm than good. One .of the
most active of the ward leaders said, in
speaking of the matter:
WHEEE THE SHOE TINCHES.
"If Mayor Fitler really wanted to serve Hast
ings he would have kept quiet about it and had
the thing fixed up. As it is now, he will find
that his declaration for Hastings has shown
the boys what they may expect from the
Mayor's department and just as like as not
they will go to work and set his pins asainst
him. Fitler will go out of office a lew months
after Beaver's successor is inaugurated, and, as
his power will leave him just as soon as be
leaves the office, it would leave the Governor's
office under no obligation to the city leaders."
In spite of the belief of the Bepublican
leaders that they will be able to elect Boyer
easily, many of the Democratic leaders
cling to the belief that their candidate has
a good fighting chance.
COUNT ON ALLEGHENY COUNTY.
They incline to the belief that the Pro
hibition candidate, J. B. Johnston, of Pitts
burg, will receive 60,000 votes, and that at
least 80 per cent of the vote cast by the Pro
hibitionists will come from the Bepublican
party. In adaition to the assistance which
they expect from the third party voters, the
Democrats are of the opinion that there
will be an onslaught on Boyer by the dis
It is on open secret that the Democrats
look for a very narrow majority for Boyer
in Allegheny county. . They say that the
Magee clement of the 'Bepublican party in
that countywill refuse to support Boyer.and
that the Bepublican organization of the
county, which is in the hands of the Magee
people, will be used for the purpose of serv
ing Bigler's interest
The Democrats argue that perfect har
mony exists in their party, and that none of
the past bitterness between the party lead
ers remains. They point to Mr. "Wallace's
visit to Congressman Bandall as an evi
dence of good feeling between the two old
time fighters, and say that Scott, Wallace,
Cassidy, Bandall and all of the other active
leaders will be found at Democratic head
quarters during the coming campaign.
Since the adjournment of their State con
vention the Prohibitionists have been keep
ing very quiet, but their organization is
f making arrangements for the sending out
of a large amount of literature through the
State. They have no hope of electing their
candidate, but every effort will be made for
the purpose of gaining converts to the cause.
As understood, their plan of campaign is as
Beginning about October 1, a number of
public meetings will be arranged for in
different parts of the State. Prominent
speakers will be epgaged, and every effort
will be made to enthuse the followers of the
third party movement -The influence of the
women who have become interested in the
movement will be exerted, in order to assist
in securing a large vote for their candidate.
Instead of trusting to volunteers to man
the polls for them in this city the Prohibi
tionists will have their own workers at the
Eolls for that purpose. Meetings will be
eld in all the wards prior to Kovember 1,
when a meeting will be called at the Acad
emy of Music, or some hall as well suited
for the purpose. I
Coming; With a New Drama.
London, September 7. Mr. Terriss and
Miss Millward, with an American company,
will sail on tfie steamer Ems to-morrow for
.new xorK. Auey wui present a new drama,
entitled "Boger LaHonte.'. at Niblo's
SEPTEMBER 8, 1889.
GEEEN GOODS DEALEES.
New York Officers Actually Capture TSvo
Confidence Men In tbe Act A
Hoosier Victim Saved Ills
Cash by the Action.
. SPECIAL TELEQBAJI TO THE DISPATCH.
Kew Yoek, September 7. Detective
Henry MeArdle, ot the Twenty-third sub-
precinct, Friday night arrested James Don-f
nelly, of 1222 Third avenue, on a charge of
being engaged in the green goods business.
On Friday afternoon Donnelly met Frank
Canuck, of Independence, Ind., at the
Grand Central depot by appointment, and
took him to a place to show him some goods.
MeArdle has been suspicious of Donnelly
for some time. "When he heard that Don
nelly had gone away with a man from the
country he watched for their return. About
7:30 o'clock Friday night the twt, men en
tered the Grand Union Hotel, Canuck
'carrying under his arm a small square
wooden box. Mo Ardle took both men into
At the station house it was found that the
box contained seven packages, bound with
rubber bands. On the top and bottom of
each was a good one dollar bill, and the rest
was green paper. In theYorkville Police
Court to-day Canuck said that the goods
shown him were all one dollar hills, and
that he was to pay $300 for S3,50Q worth of
the goods shown him. Donnelly had accom
panied him to the Grand Union Hotel to
ehow the" goods to a friend before Canuck
paid down the $300.
Donnelly was remanded, and Canuck was
handed over to the custody of the officer to
try and find the house to which Ddnnelly
AN OLD SHOWMAN DEAD.
John T. O'Brien, Who Made nnd Lost For
SPECIAL TXLEOBAU TO TBS DISPATCH.
Philadelphia. September 7. John V.
O'Brien, who was at one time tbe greatest
of living showmen, died suddenly at his
residence, Ko. 26 East Harrison street,
Frankford, shortly after 2 o'clock this
rooming from asthma. At the time of his
death he was in the 52d year of his age, but
he has been enjoying such apparent good
health that the news created considerable
surprise in and around Frankford. After
having made a good deal of money as an
owner of stage lines, Mr. O'Brien entered
tbe show business in a rather small way. In
1876 he was the owner of the biggest circus
that had then ever been seen.
He was the first to drop the admission
price to 25 cents, a move by which he made
an enormous sum or monsy, most of which
he afterward lost. For the last three or
four years-he has been running tha 10-cent
ANOTHER QUIET DIT0ECE.
A Marrloue Which Brines Oat Some Bather
Kew Haven, Conn) September 7-
John "W. Penny, of Detroit, formerly man
ager and buying agent for the carpet de
partment of Keely & Co., of this city, was
married here on Wednesday last to Miss
Jessie D. Taylor. A former Mrs. Penny
left her .husband last winter, and has since
resided with her parents at "Williamsport,
Pa. Penny claims to have secured a di
vorce from her, but she says that the first
she knew of the proceedings was a notice of
the granting of the decree at Chicago.
Las't winter when the name of Miss Tay
lor became coupled with Penny's she broke
off an engagement with another young man.
The affair so'preyed upon the mind of Miss
Taylor's father that he became insane, and
was sent to an asylum, from which he has
just been released. "When Penny secured
his second marriage license he is said to
have claimed to be a widower.
E1DDLED WITH BULLETS.
A One-Tjeuscd Nccro Cancht Assaulting a
Ijlttlo Girl, nnd Lynched.
ISPECIAL TKLEGHAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l
Chaelotte, N. C, September 7 There
is great excitement in the neighborhood of
Stanley Creek, Gaston county, on account
of the lynch ing early this morning of John
Sigmond, a burly, one-legged negro. Sig
mond was employed as a laborer on the
farm of J. B. Moore, of Gaston connty.
This evening Mr. Moore went into the field.
Ko one was at the house but the negro, and
Mr. Moore's little 12-year-old daughter
was sitting in the bedroom. Sigmond saw
her through a window, entered the room,
and made an assault upon her. Her father
hearing her cries rushed to the house just
in time to catch the negro by the toot as he
was jumping from the window.
A preliminary trial was held and the
negro was riddled with bullets, at least SO
shots having been fired into it.
EXPLOSION IN A EEPINEET.
Several Persons Injured nnd $2,000,000
Worth of Property Destroyed,
Kew Yoek, September 7. A very dis
astrous fire broke out at about 1:30 o'clock
this afternoon in the mammoth sugar plant
of Dick, Meyer & Co., on Korth Seventh
and Korth Eighth streets, "Wiiyamsburg.
The fire started with an explosion, the ex
act cause oft which is not known. It is sup
posed to have been caused by the explosive
nature of finely powdered particles of sugar
which had permeated the air in the mills
where granulated . sugar was reduced to the
It was filled with verv valuable ma
chinery, nnd the loss.on the buildings and
machinery is estimated at about $1,500,000.
Within the building were 1,700 barrels of
sugar valued at about $500,000, making a
total loss ot about 52,000,0.00. There were a
number of men injured by the explosion or
burned by the fire."
Pnrislaus Greet tho English Statesman
Warmly Other Exposition Visitors.
1BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.l
London, September 7. In spite of the
enthusiasm theParisians have lavished upon
Edison there was enough left to almost over,
whelm Gladstone, who, with Mrs. Glad
stone, has spent a week in Paris. The great
people of the French Capital have been as
siduous in their attentions, insomuch that
they were more than once compelled to close
their doors to all but personal friends.
Gladstone has spent most of his time at the
Exposition, where he astonished the Paris
ians by his keen interest in everything that
he saw. He is given a great banquet to
night and returns toHawarden on Monday.
Among the other distinguished visitars at
the Exposition this week were the Grand
Duke George, of Bussia, and Egyptian
Princes. The Bussian Czarewitch is ex
pected in Paris this week.
A MOB OF ARMED KEGEOES
Attempt to Rescue a Prisoner, but Find
Themselves in Jail.
Louisville, September 7. At Mt.
Sterling last night a negro mob was formed
to release Tom Gallache, ex-Senator "Will
iams' colored coachman, who was locked up
yesterday for attempted burglary ot the
ex-Senator's residence. The mob was
gathered in the First Christian Church and
armed with guns and axes. The Sheriff,
with a posse, charged and scattered them
and arrested nine. 4
These were lodged in jail, together with
Bev. E. H. Brown, pastor of the church.
The negroes claim that thev only gathered
to defend Gallache against a white mob
which they were told intended to lynch'him.
m EXTfiA SESSION.
That Fas The Decision of the Cabinet
AT LEAST SUNT IS GIVEN OUT.
Blaine and Enak, However, Are Still to be
Heard From On It.
GUITEAFS OUfiSE EBTITED AGAIN
By the Death of FoUctmin KearneWho Arrested
The decision arrived at by those present at
the Cabinet meeting yesterday, was that it
is not necessary to call an extra session of
Congress. Secretaries Blaine and Busk
are yet to be heard from, however. The
death of Policeman Kearney in "Washing
ton, brings up once more the superstition of
Guiteau's curse. The Pittsburg Electric
Power and Heat Company may have an
other injunctioBJfiled against them.
f SPECIAL TELIOKAM TO TBS DISPATCH. 1
"WAsmNQiON, September 7, All of the
Cabinet except Secretaries Blaine and Busk
were at the White House to-day, and spent
three mortal hours, from 11 to 2 o'clook, dis
cussing the question of the extra session.
There seems to have been a change of faith
in some of the Cabinet officers, and the
President himself was found to be waver
ing, though two weeks ago he was con
vinced of the wisdom of calling an extra
session, and began hard labor at his
message. The publication of this
fact appears to have brought forth ex
pressions from Bepublicans all over the
country, the weight of which was inimical
to the calling of the extra session, and when
the ministers met this morning they were
found to be quite unanimous in their doubt
of the necessity for a called session, they,
too, having been within a few days con
vinced that the majority of leading Con-,
gressnien and other Bepublicans were op
posed to such a movement.
Little was said of the tenor of the dis
cussion after the meeting closed, bnt it was
at once telegraphed that it had been
finally decided that no session should be
called. This is not the strict fact. At least,
at the conclusion of the conference the
question was left undecided, but principally
on account ot the absence of Blaine and
The sentiment of the Cabinet members
who were present will be communicated to
the absent members, and upon the receipt of
their replies the final word will be an
nounced. It is quite certain, however, that
the long-talked-of extra session may be set
down as abandoned.
Superstitious People Itecall It In Connection
With Policeman Kearney's Death.
ISPJCCIAI. TELEOItAM TO TOE DISFATCB.l
Washington;-September 7. Policeman
Patrick H. Kearney, retired, died last even
ing at his residence, 343 Virginia avenue,
aged 62 years. The deceased was a native of
Ireland, but came to this country when a
young man, and at the age of 21 enlisted in
the marine corps, in which he served
for 12 years. He entered the police force
February 15. 1866, and was on duty mostly
in the South Washington precinct, where he
was regarded as -an. energetic officer, and
was noted for his Irish wit. For many
years he was detailed at the Baltimore and
Potomac depot, and was on. duty when Pres
ident Garfield was shot by Guiteam, whom
he arrested before he could get to the car
riage he (Guiteau) had engaged to take
him to the jail.
Havfng served over 20 years on the force
the deceased, in 1880, commenced to fail,
his disease being softening of the brain, and
on October 1 of that year he was relieved
from dnty and placed on the retired list, at
the highest rate allowed bylaw S50 per
month. Although in feeble health for
many months, his death was quite sudden
and resulted from paralysis of the bowels,
tne attack coming on him on Tuesday night
In connection with his death, supersti
tious people are again recalling Guitean's
curse, which, it is alleged, has resulted in
some calamity or unusual circumstance at
tending the life and death of every one who
had anything to do with the arrest and con
viction of the assassin.
Likely to be Filed Against the Pittsburg
SPECIAL TELEdHAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, September 7. The
Electric Power and Heat Company, of
Pittsburg, bid fair to have another injunc
tion suit filed against them. Several lead
ing citizens to-day filed a bill against the
commissioners of the district to restrain
them from granting the company the right
to lay wires. Of course these citizens are
merely indirectly fighting the battle of the
The company has iU auswer prepared to
the bill ot the gas company, and upon the
return of Chief Justice Bingham on Mon
day a day will be set for the hearing.
Many Chances Will Have to he Mado at
IEFXCIAL TELIOBAM TO TOE DISPATCII.l
Washington, September 7. Minister
Douglass said to-day that he expected to
leave for Hayti the last of this month. A
house of deputies will have to
he elected, action .taken in regard
to the Government debt incurred
by Legitime, the Constitution revised, and
a President elected before a settled Gov
ernment is possible, and Mr. Douglass
hopes that a good deal of the turmoil at
tending these things will be past before his
FOR CLEVELAND IN 1892.
Missouri Tariff Reformers Have Already
Expressed Their Preference.
Kansas City, September 7. The
seventh of the series of tariff reform pic
nics being held In Missouri, occurred to-day
at Cogswell. It took the form of an old
fashioned barbecue. Ten thousand people
were present from 11 counties.
The delegations from several counties
wore badges upon which were inscribed the
words, "Cleveland 1892." Congressmen
Dockey and Tarnsey, of Missouri, addressed
the people in the afternoon. There was
It Foil Very F"lnt-Visited by His Pnrents-
lOT CABLE TO THE DISFATCH.l
London, September 7. Ex-Secretary and
Mrs Bndicott, who have been visiting their
son:in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Chamberlain, at Eastbourne, a
pretty watering place on the South coast,
returned with them to Birmingham to listen
to Joseph's address on Monday, in which he
outlined the course that he considered it the
duty of the Conservative party to pursue;
an address, by the way, that has fallen very
The Number of Persons Silted I Vaitr
' 288 About 688 Woanded-The
Petroleum Still Boratag
Help for tho
Anxtveep, September 7, It is now es
timated that the number of deaths, by yes
terday's disaster will nqt exceed 180. Two
hundred and fifty person were serkaaly
and 300 slightly injured. The firemen and
troops worked through the entire night on
hourly shifts. Many of then succumbed to
the heafand smoke and had to be conveyed
to hospitals, insensible on stretchers. Work
is now entirely confined to keeping the fire
from spreading bevond the sheds and facto
ries within the dry dock. The wind siill
continues favorable. Six million litres of
petroleum are in flames. The oil, it is ex
pected, will continue to burn at least until
At the moment of the explosion many of
the workmen jumped into the Scheldt in
their fright and were drowned. A number
of sailors and customs officers were killed on
board ships by the flying bullets, and ships
were riddled by the. missiles. It is esti
mated that 2.000 tons of cartridges exploded.
Th,e noise was heard 30 miles away. Human
heads and other parts of bodies were found
half a mile away from the scene of the dis
aster. The first officer of the Bed Star Line
steamer Zealand was: terribly wounded on
board hisship. Those who have been de
prived of their homes by the fire are en
camped on the river bank. The water
worksr which cost 80,000 are three parts
The Minister of the' .Interior has visited
the scene of the explosion. The King and
Queen have telegraphed expressing sympa
thy with the sufferers. Subscriptions have
been opened for the relief of those rendered
destitute. by the disaster.
A B0HA5CE Iff BEAL LIFE.
The Story of a Young- Girl With a tegacv
of 810,000 Somewhere.
Chicago, September 7. Some days ago
Chief of .Police Hubbard received areqnest
from Dr. J. H. Brewer, of Sioux City, la.,
for the full names and addresses of
all the Adamses in Chicago. The fol
lowing story is told in explanation 'of
the request. About 20 years ago a man
named Andrews eloped with Miss Violet
Adams, the daughter of a wealthy resident
of Chicago. The father cast: his daughter
off. The young husband soon began to
treat his wife harshly, and finally she left
him and returned to her father, bringing
her baby daughter with her. Subsequently
the child was stolen and all efforts to find
her were unavailing.
Finally, Grandfather Adams died, leav
ing the mteSing child a legacy of 40,000.
It now appears that she was " stolen by her
father, who placed her in the family of a
Norwegian named Kelson, in Des Moines,
la., where she grew up as their daughter.
Becently, Dr. Brewer discovered the facts
in the case and secured a confession from
the father, who had been playing the. role
of a friend to the, Kelson family. It was
his intention to take the girl to Chicago
and secure the Iegacv for himself. The
young lady is now with Dr. Brewer's family
in Sioux City, and the doctor is endeavor
ing to find her Chicago relatives,
The Biff Pugilistic Champion Moots His
Friends at the Metropolis.
KewToee, September 7. After many
postponements and delays the long heralded
reception to John L. Sullivan was held at
the Academy of Music to-night. Fourteenth
street, from Third to Fourth avenues, was
filled with a motley crowd of Sullivan's
admirers, and when the champion's carriage
appeared it was almost impossible tor the
driver to bring it to the curbstone. "When
the champion alighted the cheering was
The programme was a comparatively tame
one, the only really good contest being the
wrestling matcn between Muidoon and
".Greek George." Sullivan appeared late
in the evening. He has lost none of his
old-time quickness and grace and he never
appeared to better advantage than in his
bout with Mike Cieary. His appearance
on the stage was the signal for tumultuous
applause, which lasted for fully ten min
utes. The big fellow stepped to the foot
lights and made one ot his characteristic
JUST DIED OP OLD AGE.
Demise of the Widow of a Soldier of the
Mankato, Minn., September 7. Mrs.
Elizabeth Wallingford, better known as
"Grandmother" or "Betty" Wallingford,
died last night, aged 93. On last July 25
she was the only surviving widow of a
soldier of the Revolution in Minnesota, and
was the eldest except one in the United
States. She was married in 1812 to Jona
than Wallingford, then SO years old,
, who enlisted in the revolution at the age ot
18, and went through without injury. She
had ten children, one of whom, a daughter,
resides in this city, and a son in Seattle.
She came to Mankato in 1855 and has re
sided here since.
All her faculties were vigorous to the
time of her death, which was caused by old
age and the accidental breaking of her hip
eight years ago, from which she never re
covered. She is of Kew Hampshire stock,
and her grandmother lived to be 107 years
PATS DEAR FOR niS BRIDE.
A Principal In an Eloping; Match Gets Ten'
Tears la Prison.
LomsvTLiiE, September 7. At Jeffer
sonville, Ind., to-day, Joseph Stultz was
sentenced to ten years in prison for subor
nation of perjury and eloping with Carrie
Ashley, the 14-year-old daughter of a re
spectable Louisville family. Stultz's sister
is the girl's stepmother, but is no blamed.
Stultz, who had long been notorious, met
the girl first through his relationship and
afterward clandestinely, and finally, with
one McClan to swear she was of age, in
duced her to marry him.
THE M'COI-HATFIELD FEUD.
Five Prisoners Taken to the Kentucky Peni
tentiary on a Life Sentence.
Louisvuvle, September 7. The Sheriff
of Poke county, Ky., arrived at Frankfort
with five prisoners convicted at Pikesville
for the murder of the McCoy's in the Mc-Coy-Hatfield
inter-State feud. The are
Ellison Mounts, Valentine Hatfield, Alex
ander Messer and Doo and Plyman May
horn, each sentenced to life imprisonment.
It is hoped the convictions will end the
fend, though they are all of West Virginia,
sentenced by a Kentucky court.
WITH A NEW STOCK.
Cfanuncey 31. Depew ou His Way Home
With Fresh Stories.
CUT CABLE TO THE DISPATCn.1
London, September7. Chauncey M. De
pew sailed Jor New York on the City of
New York, "Wednesday, after having ex
changed his stock ot American stories for a
brand new lot of English and French ones,
which he will loaoiize for home consump
tion. He is in the best of health and spir
its, and the slight limp in the leg that was
injured last winter has quite disappeared.
IT CAMEmtH END,
The Great London Wike Set
Won' the Terras Akl '
WILL GO TO WORtCrfOrNoAV?
An Increase -ii fay,. Imra, Hill
Sot Begii Uitil Jaimrj.
" - ' n
E50EM0US COST OP - TH 3ttfltX
A Viscount Wke la Heir to IiwewjBMsjsB ,
Arrested ax a Yagraat IHsaiwa' Wt
His Relatives-Mary Anders ' Hentsfc n
Greatly Improved Gtodstoahius 8pas ,
the Irish CoHee An In aMgaaat Bishop ;,,
Gladstone la Paris The AcsMeat a site
Sfcah's Trate. .
The great London- strike was eaiedyes '
terday. The dock companies oeee46 te fte "
strikers all their desaand, hat will MteeH-
mence paying the increased wages astir'
January. The struggle cost beb. jriiaj
enormous subs. An English, yiseewt ww
arrested and fined aa a vagrant. Mary As-1
derson's health kgreatly improving-. G4d
stonians will oppose the Catholic oeHege for '
Ireland. The Bishop of Chichester k sheeked '
at an American Minister's blaspheaj. It
is thought the derailing of the Shah's trak '
was not purely accidental, ,
rUT CABLE TO ini DISPATCH. 1
London, September 7. Copyright
The great strike terminated at S o'cleek tftis
evening in a victory for the men prae4feaHy
all along the line. All the demands they
put forward the first day have been granted
unconditionally, except that relating to air
increase of wages, but even upon this point
the dock directors, after declaring several
times a day since the strike commenced, 28
days ago, that to pay the men better would
ruin the companies and pamper themes,
and that they would never, never yield,
have now agreed to pay those very rates oa
and from the 1st of January. It was ru
mored last night and again to-day that
Burns and Tillett, the men's leaders, had
notified in advance that they would accept
the dock directors surrender on the condi
tions -mentioned above, but in addressing
the big meeting of strikers on Tower Hill '
this forenoon they led the people to believe
that they would not accept, and put tha
question to the men in such a tone that the -strikers
lustily shouted "no."
After the meeting Burns and Tillett were
seen to talk gleefully, and heard to chuckle
in an enjoyable fashion, scarcely consistent
with (he grate consequences and further .
hard work and anxiety involved in the vote -
just taken. Your correspondent called at
the Mansion House, troubled in mind, and
was informed by Lord Mayor Whitehead
that Burns and Tillett had undeniably inti-
mated they would accept the dock com-
pany's offer. Sir John Lubbock confirmed
his lordship's statement, and no doubt re
mained that the strike leaders had been in
dulging in what, for charity's sake, may be
called diplomacy. This indulgence up till
then had been largely confined, since the
commencement of the strike, to the dock
directors; so much so, indeed, that the big
room in which they daily met a crowd of re
porters, had been dubbed by tha newspaper
men "Ananias Hall."
"WON THEIB POINT.
Burns upon being reproached with his
tergiversation declined to say anything, but
he winkd a solemn and meaning wink, the
interpretation of which was promptly tele
graphed all over the country.
While the agitated dock directors had
heard that the men and their leaders had
pronounced against the offer, the terms of
which had been already made public, they
gleefully grasped a splendid chance of
putting the strikers wrong in the face of
the country, and hurried off a messenger to
the Mansion House with a formal letter
embodying the settlement. Burns and
Tillett were there waiting for it, and drink
ing tea with the Lord Mayor. They
promptly signed their acceptance, notified
the dock directors, and burned off to tell
the men the glad news that their tactics
have been justified by the results. They
were anxious the offer of a settlement should
come from the directors, and they obtained
AIL DEMANDS CONCEDED.
The increase of wages is deferred, but all
the other demands put forward, most of
which were at first denounced as preposter
ous, have been conceded unconditionally,
and some of these are regarded as equal in
importance to the 6 pence an hour rate.
The directors yielded with the worst possi
They protested they made the concession
against their own judgment solely in defer
ence to the Lord Mayor, tbe Bishop and
Cardinal, and in view of the representations
made to them as to the danger to the public
of. a prolongation of the struggle. They
boastfully intimated their readiness to
justify their action from first to last, but if
the challenge be accepted they will find
their task a difficult one. It is reliably
estimated that the strike has cost the various
interests concerned 80,000 a day, or a total
of about 10,500,000.
ATTITUDE OF SHAREHOLDERS. ,
One of the most curious features of the
strikn has been the attitude of the share
holders in the dock companies. The news
papers frequently appealed to them to come
forward and bring pressure to bear upon
the directors in the interest of the strikers.
The appeal was utterly fruitless, for tha
shareholders years ago ceased to take an In
terest in property from which they derived
no income, and the directors were left en
tirely to themselves. Those gentlemen
made their piles long ago out of the build
ing contracts and in other ways known to
As they always managed to secure pay
ment of their salaries, they did not worry
Continued on Seventh J?age.