Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 08, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Legitime Charges His Defeat in Hayti
to Cleveland's Policy.
Made by Hippolyte to Secure the Support
of tlie Government.
Who Wcried in the Interest of the Insurgent Forces
of the Xorth.
General Legitime states that his over
throw in Hayti was due to the policy
adopted'by Mr. Cleveland, and followed out
by the Harrison administration. He also
charges that the American Minister at
Port-tTu-Prince acted as a paid spy tor his
enemies. Hippolyte will cede a harbor to
the United States in accordance with his
bargain with Cleveland.
rsrrciAi. telegram to tbe dispjltch-i
New York, September 7. Ex-President
Legitime, just before his departure for
France, received at the Hotel Martin a re
porter of The Dispatch, and to him made
p, kuement which is the only statement in
reference to Haytian politics that he made
for publication during his stay in this city.
In it he makes charges of the most serious
nature directly against Minister Thompson,
the representative of the United States at
Port-au-Prince during the recent troubles,
whom he accuses of accepting pay for serv
ices as a spy upon his associates in the
diplomatic corpsand generally against the
administration of Mr. Cleveland, which, he
alleges, was guilty of the grossest breaches
of in ernational law and of the neutrality
bound to be maintained by this country in
a contest such as that just concluded in
"What can you say as to your relations
with Minister Thompson, our representative
at Port-au-Prince?" the reporter asked.
General Legitime became interested at once.
a soet or a spr.
"Dr. Thompson, as they called him," he
said, "was during the administration ot
General Salomon one of his most trusted
servants. I have been informed since that
he acted as a sort of spy, informing General
Salomon of whatever was going on among
his colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps, and
for that reason the other foreign Ministers
shunned and avoided him. I have also been
iulornied that General Salomon rewarded
Dr. Thompson for this service, paying him
various sums.
"When I was elected Provisional Presi
dent Dr. Thompson had already taken sides
with the other taction, and though I con
stantly evinced my readiness to do all in my
power for the people and for the Government
of the United States, Dr. Thompson was my
bitter enemy to the last. Why, during the
siege of Port-au-Prince, he was inside the
capital, the center of the elements resisting
my government. His house harbored and
sheltered conspirators arrayed against me.
Iso more open, barefaced violation of diplo
matic privileges was ever indulged in by a
Minister; neutrality was never more openly
violated. I can mention many instances in
which I should have been
iu sending Dr. Thompson out of the coun
try, and have remained in perfect accord
with the tenets of the law of nations. I be
lieved it, however, to be more advisable to
tolerate Dr. Thompson's presence, and I
continued to do so on account of my high
retard for the United States. I am only
surprised that he should not have been re
called by President Cleveland himself."
"Do you mean to make the formal charge
that Minister Thompson took bribes or was
mixed op in doubtful transactions?" the re-
porter asked.
"I have not only heard that such things
were true," replied General Legitime, "but
my Government had many proofs ot their
truth. Some of the facts were published by
our newspapers and severely commented
upon. Should the Government ot the
United States choose to investigate the
charges I think they can be easilv proven.
and it seems to me. that a great nation like
the United States should neither tolerate
such conduct on the part ot its agents nor
permit such charges to be made without
making an investigation of them."
"Were any other representatives of the
United States involved iu any such
charges?" asced the reporter.
"As to that," said General Legitime, "I
can refer you to the documents printed by
your own State Department. United States
Consul Gcutier, ot Cape Haytien, chartered
the American steamer Havtfan Benubiic as
early as October, 1888, to spread the insur
rection from Cape Haytien to St. Marc, to
Gonaives, and so on down to the southern
ports. Later this same Consul Goutier made
the bill of sale of the steamer Carondelet, a
vessel chartered in the United States for
Hippolyte's service, and which.upon anival
at Cape Haytien, was turned over to our op
ponents and purchased bv them. Consul
Goutier acknowledged the bill of sale in his
official capacity. I ask you whether an
English Consul ever acknowledged bills of
sale to American rebels during your Civil
"War? In many other instances this same
Consul aided the Northern party.
"Some months acothe Haytien Assembly
ordered the publication of 6ur correspond
ence with the United States Government.
If you can obtain a copy of that correspond
ence you will find there the true cause of
mppome s success, l can make this state
ment, as absolutely susceptible ot proof,
namely, that Hippolyte has not won in this
war by his own efforts or the strength of his
cane, but because the United States has
used all the means necessary to secure his
"We became the victims of Mr. Cleveland's
policy, and Tor some reason the present ad
ministration has persevered in the line of
conduct originated by Mr. Cleveland. The
story of that conduct and its results can be
summed up very briefly. In the first place,
I was lawlully elected President of the Ee
public of Hayti. At the time of my elec
tion I was in undisputed control of all the
machinery of the Government; m v authority
was recognized by over two-thirds of the
whole Republic.
".Nevertheless Mr. Cleveland's adminis
tration withheld that recognition to which
I claim my Government was entitled. This
deprived mv Government of the protection
it should have been able to find in the
court of the United States against the fitting
out in this country of unlawful expeditions.
That was the reason why the Mercedes and
the Carondelet, which had been secured for
th service of the .Northern insurgents, were
allowed to leave the port of New York!
"In the next place, our blockade of the
four insurgent ports, the effectiveness of
which was recognized bv all the European
powers, was disregarded by the United
States, and thus it happened that Admiral
Gherardi conveyed to the ihon u;.,
port of St Marc the Caroline Miller, an
American ship which had on board large
supplies of contraband goods, the timelv
arrival of which saved the city from cap
ture by our.forces. Then there is the treat
ment we received at the hands of the United
States in the affair of the steamer Haytien
Bedublic. an American steamer chartered
bv the Bevolntiouary Committee of Cape
Haytien, and which was captured by our
navy in the very act of conveying armed
revolutionists to Various ports where they
wereprooking insurrection.
"Notwithstanding these facts, it was held
by Mr. Cleveland's administration that the
seizure was unlawful, and an ultimatum
was presented by Admiral Luce to the ef
fect that the piratical ship must be deliv
ered to him. Yon can readily understand
'that my Government could not hesitate; we
had to surrender that rebel property; the
policy was forced upon us; the effect it had
uponfature events can be .readily under
stood. "It is impossible to escape from the con
clusion that many and open acts of interven
tion were the result of a deep-seated policy.
Of course I have not seen any agreement,
contract or protocol that may have been
signed by General Hippolyte, nor his al
lesed engagement to cede to the United
States that part of Haytien territory known
as Mole St. Nicholas, together with its
splendid harbor. I know, however, that it
is believed that General Hippolyte agreed
to such a cession. As for me, I have not con
sented to part with one inch of our national
territory. By the unity of Hayti, by its na
tional independence, I have always stood,
and to that course I shall devote my whole
"As to the United States, I have always
admired it, and I believe that Hayti can be
immensely benefitted by -friendly relations
with such" a powerful neighboring republic
But I do know that any attempted occu
pation of part of Haytian territory is
fraught with immense perils, and that no
Government can last in Hayti which makes
such an unpatriotic concession."
Governor Bearer Writes the Trndcs Coun
cils -s boat II He Blast Consult the At
torney Genera! First.
There was an unusually large attendance
last night at the meeting of the Central
Trades Council. Joseph L. Evans pre
sided. Five new delegates were admitted.
They were: John B. Larkin, L. A. No.
6332; Charles Huf, Brewers' Union No. 22;
Edward King, L. A. No. 3681; F. D. Myers,
Tin and Sheet Iron Cornice Workers
Union No. 12; John Loder, Iron Moulders
Union No. 46. J. W. JJcNaldy was named
as the alternate delegate from the Iron
3IouIders Union Ho. 4b.
The following letter was received from
Governor Beaver, relative to the commission
appointed to revise the revenue laws, in
answer to one sent him by the Secretary of
Trades Council asking as to the legality of
the act as it is now constituted:
Mr. Charles F. Wardc, rUttsburg. Pa.:
Dear Sib Your letter of the 26th instant
has been received. I have had my attention
indirectly and unofficially called to the fact
that the bill providing for the appointment ot
a commission to revise the revenue had been
amended during its passage, and that the
amendment was not included when it was
finally transcribed. The resolntion is printed
in the pamphlet laws Inst as it was received by
13. US 1. W 1CUC1VCU U
State Department from
Chief Clerk of the State Department from
the Legislature. It is
clear that I have no
authority to change it. It is difficult
to see how it can be changed now even if the
presiding officers ot both houses were to sign
it after it should be retransenbed, for the rea
son that the Constitution requires all bills and
resolutions equivalent to bills to be signed by
the presiding officers of both houses in the
presence of the bouses respectively. Whether
or not the resolution In its present shape would
be considered inoperative because tne tran
scribing cleric omitted to Include the amend
ment, is a question which I am not able to de
cide without carefnl consfderation. It is a
legal question which I would prefer to have
passed upon by the Attorney General. When
he returns I will have your letter referred to
him with a view of securing his professional
opinion upon the subject.
It may be true that under the resolution as it
is at present no one could be appointed as
special representative of the wage-earning
class, and yet it is true that the practical re
sults ot sucn representation might be secured
by the commission when organized inviting
some representative men to sit with them in
the discussion of the questions which will
naturally arise for their consideration. This is
a question which may bo considered when the
appointments are made and the commission
organized, if it is considered prudent to have
it orcamzed under the resolution as it is at
So far as I am personally concerned it will
give me pleasure to do anything in my
power consistent with duty which will enable
tho large constituency which you represent to
secure a representation upon the commission.
Very cordially yours,
James a. Beaver.
The Secretary was instrncted to acknowl
edge the receipt of the letter and request
Governor Beaver to send to the Trades
Council the opinion of the Attorney Gen
eral when rendered.
A committee composed of C. H. W.
Buhe, Conrad Auth, JDaniel.Mc Williams,
James C. Young and Patrick Hovey sub
mitted the following:
Resolved, That the Central Trades Council
considers itself in duty bound to turn out and
take part in the ceremonies pertaining to the
unveiling of the monument to our late la
mented member of the Trades Assembly,
Brother Thomas A. Armstrone.
Resolved, J hat a committee of five be ap
pointed to make all necessary arrangements.
In reply to a communication sent him, A.
Strasser, of Buffalo, President of the Cigar
Makers' International Union, wrote to the
Trades Council that the seal (blue label)
offered for sale by Straus tc Sons, of
Chicago, 111., is a fraud, and, of course, un
authorized by the Cigar Makers' Interna
tional Union. The International Union, he
stated, is making efforts to punish such
The letter was received and noted.
Men Suspected orthe Walla Station Assault
Sent to Jail.
The special officers of the Pennsylvania
Bailroad were unable yesterday to discover
any substantial clew to the identity or loca
tion of the tramps who assaulted Brakemen
Cor and Nichols at "Walls, on Friday after
noon, Mr. Nichols has so far recovered
from the beating which he received as to be
able to leave his house yesterday.
The four men arrested Friday evening
were arraigned before Magistrate Gripp, at
Central station, yesterday morning. Way
and Smith, the Philadelphia men, were dis
charged. The magistrate and the police
were satisfied that they were not connected
with the assault. The same cannot be said
for the other pair, Henry McArdle and
Andrew Eagan, who were taken lrom a
freight car. They were sentenced to 20
days in the countyjail for trespass. Thev
will be obtainable if any positive evidence
against them shonld be discovered.
Attention, Yeterans.
Bemember the special, train to Gettys
burg to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, via
the B. & O. B. B., passing through
country noted in historv. Tickets good to
return via Baltimore and Washington, with
privilege of stop off. Bate $8 95, with choice
of five different routes.
Notice to G. A. R.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad will accept
all orders issued by Adjutant General Hast
ings for transportation to Gettysburg for
tickets, whether the order is drawn on this
or any other company.
Attention. Veterans.
Bemember the special train to Gettys
burg to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, via the
B. & O. It. B., passing through country
noted in history. Tickets good to return
via Baltimore and Washington, with privi
lege nf stop off. Bate $8 95 with choice ot
five different routes.
Be Sure to Try Tbem.
Pancakes baked before your eyes from
famous self-rising pancake flour, at Mar
vin's stand in the Exposition. Don't
torget to try them when you visit the big
show. ttssu
Children's Jnckets.
Great big assortment. Prices to suit all.
Kxable & Shuster,
35 Fifth avenue.
Attention, Trterana.
Bemember the special train to Gettys
burg to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, via the
B. & O. B. B., passing through country
noted in history. Ticketsgood toreturn via
Baltimore and Washington, with privilege
of stop off. Bate 58 95, with'choice of five
different routes.
Harrt Alden, formerly of this city,
can now be found at W. H. Holmes &
Son's Chicago House, No. 264 South Clark
street . 120 Water street,
264 South Clark st.. 158 First avehne.
ttssu Chicago. Pittsburg.
Evidence That William Bartholomew
Shot Farmer Dilliard.
There Had Been Frequent Qaarrels.
Both Households.
In aettlng Her Hnstand Oat of the Way to Lire
With His Murderer.
The murder of "Washington Dilliard, a
farmer living near Easton, Pa., on Friday
morning, is being cleared up. William
Bartholomew, a neighbor, has been arrested
for the crime, and Mrs. Dilliard is suspected
of complicity in it.
Easton, September 7. The suspected
murderer of Washington Dilliard, the
farmer who lived near Bearsville, and who
was shot early yesterday morning while in
vestigating a presumed raid by
thieves on his chicken pen, was
lodged in the Easton jail to-night.
He is Wiliam Bartholomew, a sloucby, un
kempt, repulsive looking man of about 50
years. He has been the admitted lover of
Mrs. Dilliard for some years, and there is no
doubt in the minds of the officers that the
woman knows all abont the intentions of the
The story of the crime, as learned by the
Coroner to-day, is this. At about 2 oclock
Mrs. Dilliard awakened her husband and
told him that some one was in the chicken
pen. She was dressed at that time. She
persuaded him to go out and investigate,
giving him his gun, which, it was afterward
so that it conld not be discharged. She and
her 13-year-old son accompanied Dilliard
part way. and then returned to the house.
Dilliard walked on, and not finding any
thing wrong at the chicken pen, was re
turning, when his wife called to him to go
over to a cherry tree near the road,
and see if any of the chickens roosting on it
had been taken. As he did so he was shot
and fell, but managed to walk to the porch
of the house, where he fell dead at the feet
of his wife.
Very little evidence has yet been taken
by Coroner Weaver. The stories of Mrs.
Dilliard and of her son were heard first.
The wife testified that recently she and
her husband had lived without
much quarreling. A year ago they
had removed to their present home.
Before that they lived near William Bar
tholomew's house, and there had been many
quarrels because Bartholomew visited at
the house. She narrated the story as above,
omitting that portion referring to the cherry
several times that she did not hear a re
port of a gun. It is a fact that neighbors
half a mile away heard it. That the wife
had directed her husband to the
tree was learned by the jury,
and they recalled her, asking
her if she had told everything. She said
"Yes." When asked if she had not sug
gested that he go to the tree, she said she
"remembered that she had."
An investigation showed that the mur
derer had stood in the road, rested his gun
on the fence, and fired at Dilliard, who was
about 0 feet away, probably holding the
lantern to look at the chickens in the tree.
Jacob D. Dilliard, the 13-year-old son of
the murdered man, was the next witness.
The lad has a pleasant face, and told his
story in a straightforward manner. "When
I woke last night," he said, "mother was out
of bed and father was stilPin bed. She
called him to get up. We went down
stairs together. Father got the lantern,
and mother got the gun. Then we went out
into the back yard, and father had not been
gone more than a minute from the porch
when he came running back and
floor. He handed me the lantern and said
'Oh.' Mother was inside of the door, and
I ran for help. Mother directed father
while in the yard, told him to go over to
the cherrytree and look."
Tne boy then told about the run and was
next questioned about Bartholomew. He
said Bartholomew came a great deal to the
house, and very often when his father
was away. Bartholomew would send
him to the store for tobacco and
wonld give him candy and peanuts. Bar
tholomew had some weeks ago looked at
the works of the gun while at the Dilliard
The intimacy of Bartholomew and the
Dilliard woman dates back several years.
Bartholomew's wife died a year ago, and
she, too, frequently quarrelled about
Mrs. Dilliard. After Dilliard moved
his family from a house near
where Bartholomew lived his visits
ceased for a time, then began again, and he
nsed to make the three-mile journev be
tween his house and that of the billiards.
tnree and lour times a week. He slept at
the house several times the last two weeks.
Bartholomew was on the witness stand
two hours to-day and though made ex
tremely nervous by the questions he did not
commit himself. He admitted that there
had been family quarrels on account of his
visits to the Dilliard woman, but said Dil
liard never spnke to him about it.
The evidence against Bartholomew is cir
cumstantial, but of the strongest kind. Two
keys found near the Dilliard House at
tached to a piece of leather string, were
recognized bv Bartholomew's daughter as
belonging to "him. The string was a part of
a watch chain which fitted into a broken
chain found on Bartholomew.
Bartholomew say he was home all of
Thursday night. His daughter savs she
knows he was out of the house after mid
night. His boots fit the tracks which lead
across the fields between hia house and that
ot JJilliards.
Edward Cnstle Will be Bronchi Back to
Pittsbnrir for Trial.
Edward Castle, who was implicated in a
burglary in the Hill district over a year
ago, was arrested by the local officers in
Hagerstown, Md., yesterday. An officer of
the Pittsburg force will be sent to take him
back to-morrow morning. His partner in
the burglary was sent to the penitentiary
for two and a half years, Castle making
good his escape at the time.
Train Bans Into the Rear End
Another on the I'rnntv Road.
It was rumored late last night that a
collision had occurred on the Pennsylvania
road at New Florence, in which several
persons were killed. The report proved to
be unfounded. One freight' train ran into
the rear of another at Bolivar and smashed
six cars. No one was injured. The track
was blockaded seven hours.
Attention, G. A. R,
Bemember the special train to Gettys
burg to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, via the
B. & O. B. B., passing through countrv
noted in history. Tickets good to return
via Baltimore and Washington, with privi
lege of stop off. Kate, 58 95, with choice of
five different routes.
The Terr X.ateit,
Marvin's Exposition cakes. Children cry
for tbem and old folks walk a mile to get
them. E. S. Marvin & Co.
But tho Library Association Drew First
Blond In tho Set-To-The Hifibc.t Bid
Offered Wns $131,000.
Judge Slagle yesterday called Judge
Stowe into consultation regarding the inter
vention of the Library Association in the
matter of the sale of Library Hall by the
Sheriff on the mortgage held by Mr.
Felix B. Brunpt, and on which
Mr. Charles J. Clarke" appears as the
mover in a manner which at present ap
pears to subject himself to.criticism by some
of the people opposing the sale. Judge
Stowe decided to allow the sale to proceed
with the understanding that the Library
Association shoufd have the right to offer
objections subsequently to ratification. His
Honor regarded the matter as too serious to
be disposed of without due consideration
and argument.
On the whole the Library Association are
disposed to be satisfied with the shape in
which the controversy is left.
Said one: "It gives us what we have been
trying to get, time for funding, but at the
same time it somewhat complicates the sit
uation. The proceedings so far make the
proposed gobble more difficult, but we are
thereby forced into an apparent fight with
people whom we do not wish to antagonize;
people who are friendly to us."
The property was offered at 2 o'clock p.m.,
but before bids were entertained the follow
ing notice bv Messrs. McClung and Neeper,
Esqs., on behalf of the Young Men's Mer
cantile Library Association, was given and
read by Mr. Marshall:
Notice is hereDy given that the mortgage
which is the basis of the judgment on which
the present writ issues, was executed by the de
fendant without autborlty. The bolder ot the
bond was a member of the Board of Directors
of said defendant company and had notice of
said want of authority, and said defendant was
iruiiee oi tne nttsnurg Aaorary Association,
which is the equitable owner, the defendant
company Improperly permitted Judgment to bo
entered by the defendant and the purchaser as
this sale will take no title to the property.
Thus handicapped, bidding began, 5,000
being the first offer. At first there were a
number of bidders, among them John
Walker, once a member of the firm of Car
negie, Phipps & Co. They dropped out one
by one until Mr. A. Thomson, of the
law firm of Thomson & Son, and
John M. Kennedy, Esq., the latter
representing the 'parties wanting to
force the sale, were the only ones left. Aft
er rising to 5100,000 the bids fell off to $100,
to 500, and finally there was a rest at $131,
000, Mr. Kennedy's bid.
Notice was given of the priority of a $50,
000 mortgage held by the Shields estate and
$100,000 by the West Penn Hospital.
There was then a powwow between Messis.
Kennedy and Holmes, the latter trustee of
one oi the mortgages, when Mr. Kennedy
stayed the writ and the sale was off.
The matter will come up again in court
for a hearing on the 27th inst.
Remarkable Story of a Man In Cincinnati
An Incident Connected. I
The story related by one GeorgeMcCor
mick in Cincinnati is remarkable,if true.
He appeared at a police station and desired
to be locked up as the man "who burglarized
several stores in Wilkinsburg last'spring,
and fired a number of shots at Mr. St Clair,
of Penn avenue, who had tried to
him. McCormick
stated that he wis from
Greensburg, Pa., and that he had
: jcentlv
heard that a man named Frank Fiods was
under arrest in this city for the birglary
and attempted killing, and that he wanted
to save an innocent man.
Assistant Superintendent Boger 5'Mara
takes no stock in the story, and a t legram
from Greensburg reports McCormicl as un
known in that city.
Cyrus Alshouse, of Point Perry, 'ho was
arrested by the Wilkinsburg Vigilance
Committee just succeeding the attack upon
St Clair, and incarcerated iu 'Squire Creel
man's office for several, hours upon sus
picion or being the tburglar, has brought
suit for $25,000 damai;es,claimcd on account
of his detention in jail. His acquittal took
place when he wa,s placed on trial. The
parties named in the suit are Samuel Creel
man, William Boss, Frank Cunrod, Will
iam Linn, William McCloskey, Floyd Boss
and George C. Welsber.
He Will Abide by Jndse Stowe's Decision
and Not Sell on Sunday.
The Law and Order Society won their
cases against Milk Shake Martin. He had
appealed to conrt on three separate snits.
The decision of the Court went against him
in each appeal. The Judges indorsed the
.action of the lower courts, and Martin had
to whack up $25 and costs or spend 30 days
at the barrel factory.
Martin said last night: "I will abide by
the ruling of the Court; judgment was ad
verse to me, and it would be short-sighted
policy to pursue a course that is a financial
loss weekly. I will not be injured comiuen
surately with the public inconvenience. The
law that compels me to close down my
soda fountain is cruel and oppressive, yet
when the iron hand of the law clutches vou
it is impossible to free yourself from its
grasp. The result of the judgment will be
to close down my soda water fountain on
Smithfield street. ' If the public's mouth is
parched to-day by the action of the sun
there is a delightful hydrant with a couple
of tin cups attached on Fifth avenue, near
the postoffice. Until this obnoxious law is
rescinded, you may expect the milkshake
machine ol John A. Martin to enjoy a Sab
bath rest I will, however, open my stand
at the Exposition. I presume the Cold
Water League will not pull me in for cater
ing to the public wants there."
Notice to G. A. R.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad will nccept
all orders issued by Adjutant General Hast
ings for transportation to Gettysburg for
tickets, whether the order is drawn on this
or any other company.
The Oyster Season.
With September comes the opening of
the oyster season aud the consequent de
mand for Marvin's superior 'oyster
crackers. The luscious bivalve is incom
plete without them. Everybody wants
them. Your grocer keeps them. ttssu
Sllhs. Silks. Silks.
Blacks, fancies, colored and stripes. We
can show you great bargains in these goods.
Surah silks a specialty.
.Knable & Shustee,
35 Fifth avenue.
Pittsburg beer, brewed by Frauenheim
& Vilsack, is a product of home industry.
Call for it. Drink it.
Telephone 1186.
Attention, G. A. R.
Bemember the special train to Gettysburg
to-morrow morning ut 8 o'clock, via the B.&
O. B. B., passing through country noted in
history. Tickets good to return via Balti
more and Washington, with privilege of
stop off. Bate 58 95 with choice of five dif
ferent routes.
G. A. II. Take Notice.
All orders issued by. Adjutant General
Hastings for transportation to Gettysburg,
will be accepted by the agents of the Penn
sylvania Bailroad for tickets, whether the
order is drawn on 'this company or any
other company.
At I lie Expo.
When you go to the Exposition don't fail
to visit Marvin's staud and get a delicious
hot cuke, made from Marvin's un
rivaled, self-rising pancake flour. Then
when von eo home anln fair ril, mn
a sack of the flour and make some cakes I
lor yonrseit. r . ttssu.
Claims to Have Gone Over Niagara
Falls in His Kubber Snit.
For an Attempt to Commit Suicide, and is
Released on Bond.
The Whole Business, Arrest and All, Tftongnt to tie
Part of a Fake.
Steve Brodie claims that he floated over
Niagara Falls in his 'rubber suit yesterday.
He was arrested on a charge of attempted
suicide. The whole thing is believed to be
a fake, with the arrest thrown in as a
Niagara. Falls, September 7. Sieve
Brodie claims to have gone over the falls
early this morning in his rubber suit Only
four witnesses can be found who know any
thing about the trip. They are W. E.
Harding, of the Police Gazette; Earnest
Jerold, New York Sun; J. McCarthy,. New
York World, ..and Louis Ledger, an
attendant No one living here saw
the trip, or knows anything
about it except by report The
party are all from New York, arrived here
last evening and put up at the Waverly
House, Clifton, two miles below the falls.
They left the hotel at 4 o'clock this morn
ing and went to the falls, where the suit
had been placed in hiding last evening, nnd
the party claim that he got into it some 200
feet above the falls, and with his paddles
succeeded in reaching the center of the falls
before going over. He was out of sight
about two minutes, when he was seen float
ing toward the American shore, but changed
his course and came to the Canadian side,
and when about 400 feet from shore Ledger
plunged in, swam ont and fastened a rope
around Brodie's waist, by which he was
towed in.
When Brodie was taken out of his suit
he was insensible, bleeding from mouth,
nose and ears, and it required some time to
bring him to, and then he was taken to his
hotel, where a physician was summoned.
An hour later he was seen in his room, ap
parently none the worse for his trip. He
says that when he first entered the water his
heart failed him, and he tried to turn back,
bnt couldn't.
'"I went over the brink," said Brodie,
"feet firsthand felt as if I was dying. All the
sins I ever committed passed before me
when I became unconscious. It seems as if I
went over two falls. I think I must have
bounded when I struck. The first thing I
fully realized 1 was on the shore.
For years I have wanted to go over
the falls, till it has become a mania with
me, and I had to go over them or go to the
insane asylum, I do not think there is any
danger, and I bad as soon go over in a life
preserver." He claims the reason for keep
ing so quiet was his fear of arrest.
No one here takes any stock in the report,
and it is looked upon as a fake. The snot
where he claims to have entered the water
would compel him to go half way across the
river only a few feet above the brink, just
where te rapid and current are worst.
Where Ledger claims to have swam ont for
Brodie it would be impossible for any per
son to live two minutes. Where he claims
to have landed is close under the falls, and
the only way of reaching the point is by
climbing over a rock alone the water's edge,
which a man couldn't accomplish in an
hour, and if Brodie was injured at all he
'couldn't have been taken out in several
hours. Still only about two hours from, the
time the party left the hotel, the great feat
had been accomplished and they were back.
By noon Brodie was as well as ever and
soon after he was arrested for aitempting to
commit suicide. The newspaper repre
sentatives, fearful of arrest for false reporta
tion at the hotel, skipped out one by one, no
one knows where. Brodie was released on
bond that he wouldn't attempt the trip
again'in a year, and early in the evening
with his attendant left for New York.
Brodie said, when taken before Police
Magistrate A. G. Hill, that he did not go
over the falls.. The Magistrate then asked
him to swear to the following declaration:
I. Stephen Brodie. the nartv within charged.
herebr declare I did not go over Niagara Falls
as within charged, and that story of having
gone over was all for the purpose of specula
tion, and untrue.
Brodie refused to swear to the declaration,
saying he was a Catholic and could not
commit perjury. He was then placed in
$500 bonds on his own recognizance to keep
the laws of the Dominion, especially that of
not attempting going over the falls for one
Hinting That There Warn Method In Derail-
Inn the Shad's Train.
London, September 7. The Austrian
newspapers are hinting that the disaster to
the Shah's train was not quite so much a
matter of accident as first reports endeav
ored to show, and point out asa coincidence
that the Shah is not favorably regarded in
high quarters in St Petersburg. No sane
person really imagines that the Czar would
adopt Nihilist methods to get rid of a
brother sovereign, however obnoxious he
might be, but the mere insinuation of such
a thing in Vienna shows the feeling which
exists in Austria against all things Bussian.
One Man Slugs Another With a Good-Sized
Piece of Gns Pipe.
C. H. Frey assaulted Toliver Boyer, in
the office of Garrison, Williams & Co., 23,
Seventh avenue yesterday attcrnoon, strik
ing him in the head with a three foot length
of inch and a half pipe.
Boyer was intoxticated when he went
into the office and accused Frey of causing
him to loose his .situation in the place.
Both men were locked up in the Central
station. Boyer was struck over the left
temple and his injuries may result seri
Three1 Hundred Orders Honored nnd the
1 Tickets Sold br the B. & O.
Mr. Smith, Division Passenger Agent of
the Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad, was seen
yesterday. He was very jubilant over the
prospect tor Uettysburf exrqrsions. Three
hundred State orders have already been
honored and as many have been sold; four
palace cars have, been engaged, and Mr.
Smith expects that the engagement of a
fifth will follow. There is every prospect of
a decidedly pleasant excursion.
Fell Down tho Stairs.
Mrs. Johnston, of Washington avenue,
Allegheny, a lady of 86 years,' tripped and
fell down a flight ot stairs at her home last
night and fractnred her thigh. She was
taken to the General Hospital in the ambu
lance, where, on account of her great age,
her case is considered precarious.
Pushed Off tho -Sidewalk.
C. H. Albert Berg, while quarreling with
James Shields, or Pearl street, pushed him
off the sidewalk. Shields fell back and his
head struck a cobblestone, inflicting a seri
ous wound. He immediately made an in
formation against Berg, who was placed
under a
300 bnnri to annpar fnv total ah
Continued from First Page.
unduly about shareholders' dividends, pre
ferring to get fun for themselves by squan-.
dering money In, ,reckless tariff wars with
each other. The leading companies amal
gamated a year or two ago, but that the
shareholders have not reaped much ad
vantage by the fusion may be gathered from
the fact that tbe- present market value of
ordinary stock is only from 21 to 42 per cent.
In the stock Of two companies alone this
depreciation represents a sum of $25,000,000,
dne undeniably to mismanagement and
reckless building and competition. One of
the companies,is in chancery, and the rest
might as well follow it sooner or later. The
municipality will take over the entire dock
system of London, forming a harbor trust
like that af Liverpool and other seaports.
The directors hope the present struggle will
have hastened this solution, because ther
actually cherish the belief that Parliament
will not pass a bill which does not provide
for purchase at- original cost. This wonld
be about $85,000,000, but in open market
the property would not fetch more than $25,
000,000, and beyond that sum public
opinion would certainly not permit the
Government or municipality to go.
The Heir to Vast Estates Arrested for An-
noying People With a Hand Organ
His Wife and Children Assist
In Catherine Pennies.
London, September 7. Two more mem
bers of Britain's nobility were in the police
courts this week in the persons of Viscount
Hinton and the Viscountess, who were
charged with causing a nuisance by playing
their barrel organ in front of a hotel, after"
they had been ordered to desist The Vis
count is heir to the noble Earl Poullett, of
Hinion, St George, Crew, Kerne and Bel-.
size Park ' Gardens. The Earl, however,
conceived a dislike to the Viscount, because
he was born only five months arter the no
bleman had made a love match with Eliza
Savine Newman, the daughter of a pilot,
a simple village maiden, who had had a
lover before she married above her station.
Being born in wedlock, however, the Vis
count is heir to the earldom and estates, bnt
the Earl has steadfastly refused to maintain
the ofispring-of his Cottntess.
The ViscoUnt, therefore, after having run
through! all post obits he could raise on his
prospective estates, has been obliged to ob
tain a livelihood. He was at one time a
clown and pantomimist at the Surrey Thea
ter, but for the last year or two has played a
barrel organ in the streets. He married a
ballet dancer who figures in the peerage as
"ViscounlessHinton," where their offspring,
who follow' the organ and pass the cup for
pennies, are solemnly registered as Hon.
William Henry George Hinton, and Hon.
Maud Marie Hinton.
Earl Pouelett, who is 62 years of age, has
been doing 4 his best since the birth of the
Viscount to'dispose of everything possible
on his estates so that his heir may inherit as
little as need be. The entailed estates fall
to the Viscount in spite of the Earl, but he
has cut down all the timber on them and re
duced their value as much as possible, dis
posing as well of every foot 'of land that is
not entailed.
The Viscount was fined 40 shillings for
causing a nuisance, and her ladyship, the
Viscountess, was' discharged with a cantion.
She is Stopping in the Scottish Highlands
in Excellent Spirits Not Likely to
Return to the Stage for
Many Months Yet.
London, September 7. Mary Anderson
is visiting Wm. Black, the novelist, at his
house, Kilichrenan Lodge, Oban, in the
Scottish highlands. She is in the best of
healtb, and her gayety, high spirits and
geniality have quite won all Scotch hearts.
She spends her time walking, rowing and
yachting, or in visiting neighboring places
of interest with Black's pretty children.
She informed a representative of The Dis
patch, who called npon her at Oban, she
shonld remain in Scotland until the middle
of October, bnt should not return to the
stage for a loug time. "I intend to have
real rest and mean to play," she said.
Concerning the rumors disseminated in
America regarding her recent illness, Miss
Anderson said: "The statement that I was
on the verge of insanity had not the slight
est foundation in fact, and I shall be
obliged if you will let all my American
friends know it. I was simply suffering
irom exnaustion causea Dy excessive
fatigue. My doctors told me to rest and I
am following their advice, and," she added,
witn a cay laugn, "enjoying myself im
mensely." Miss Anderson's appearance isa sufficient
refutation of the rnmors that she had sufr
fered permanent physical or mental iiyuryl
She has never looked better in her life, and,
as she says herself, has never enjoyed her
self more.
The Gladstonlnns Will Qppose a Catholic
University for Ireland.
London; September 7. The Glad
stonians have formally announced that they
intend wrecking Balfour's Catholic Uni
versity scheme if possible. The Ulster
Orange members have called a great meet
ing to denounce what they term "these
iniquitous proposals," and Michael Davitt
bitterly opposes the scheme, which he
designates as a red herring trail across the
home rule scent, which of course describes
the whole situation in a sentence. Some of
the English county members of Established
church proclivities are also fuming, so
that even if Balfour gets his proposals
adopted by a large majority he is certain to
leave a deal of soreness behind among his
own immediate followers.
It is remarkable that so little has been
made of this matter here, considering the
importance of the subject, but the public
apathy is a clear index of the weariness of
the people of all things appertaining to
Mr. Gladstone has already expressed him
self against the scheme of giving Ireland a
Catholic university on Balfour's lines.
lie Reproves a Clersvmna for listening; to
a Lecturer's Blasphemy.
:bt cable to the nisrATcn.J
London, September 7. Bev. J. G.
Gregory, inenmbent of Emmanuel Church,
Brighton, has got into trouble with his boss,
the Bishop of Chichester, because the cler
gyman presided at a lecture delivered by
Bev. Justin D. Fulton, of Brooklyn, where
in the lecturer reflected upon the personal
character of the Virgin Mary. The Bishop
informs Mr. "Gregory in a letter that has
been made public that he should have pro
tested on the spot,
He continued: "I hope vou will take
some opportunity of publicly repudiating
the lecturer's revolting statements, which
must give much offense to all pious believ
ers. It is amazing they shonld have been
received on one occasion with laughter, and
on another with applause by an audience
professing and calling themselves Chris
tians." Attention, Q. A. R.
Bemember the special train to Gettysburg
to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, via the B.&
O. E. B., passing through country noted in
history. Tickets good to return via Balti
more and Washington, with nrivilamt r,y
stop off. Bite S3 95. with choice ot fi
.The Reason Fo JnroraC&a te Secured
for the Crojiia, Case.
As to the Guilt of the Frieesers oa Trial
for Their IiT66.
The State Said to Hare a Sore Cue ijaiatt Tws of tie.
Aeeased lien.
Not a single juror has jret beendefinitely
accepted in the Cronin case. All of the
talesmen summoned have positive opinions
on the subject
Chicago, September 7. The emingly
interminable task of securing a jury to try
Coughlln, O'SuIlivan, Burke, Beggs arid
Kunz for the murder of Dr Patrick
Cronin was resumed this morning. After
five hoars of tedious examination of tales
men, conrt adjourned until Monday morn
ing. Young George Creighton is still held
as a possible juror. His companion for
Sunday is O. C. Simmonds, a merchant of
Bavenswood, who was the last man of the
sixth venire, and who was passed by the
State j nst as the hands of the clock marked
the hour of adjournment.
The seventh venire was issued in the af
ternoon, and by 10 o'clock Monday morn
ing the waiting room will be filled with men1
with fixed opinions and conscientious
scruples. Long-haired Senator Kennedy, of,
Wisconsin, who was retained by somebody
to defend Martin Burke, is still missing.
In the absence of the lawmaker Mr. For
rest got & chance to make one of his theatri
cal orations. It was late in the afternoon
and the spectators were almost overcome by
the soporific influence of the sepulchral
voice of Mr. Wing, when one of the State's
officers asked Mr. Forrest who was defend
ing Burke. .,
The grim-looking leader of the defense
jumped ont oi his chair, and, with a pomp
ons wave of his hand exclaimed, with great
emphasis on the personal pronoun: "I am
defending Mr, Bnrke, and X shall defend
him to the end." This announcement wonld
seem to indicate that Bnrke does not intend
to turn informer. Mr. Forrest looked very
pale after he made this declaration.
Burke, however, appeared embarrassed,
bis face was crimson and he tried to laugh.
Mr. Forrest conducted the examination of
talesmen during the morning session. His
line of Questioning differed widely from
that of Wing or Foster.
"Do yon know," he at one time ex
claimed, "whether the -man who wrote that
article was an honest "if or a discharged
Before the man could answer Jndge Mc
Connell put a large weight on Mr. Forrest,
and quietly informed him that that kind of
qnestioning was offensive. Mr. For
rest is a slender man 'whose nale
face is heavily carpeted with closely
trimmed whiskers. He has a prominent
forehead. When he speaks he buries one
hand in a pocket of his trousers and levels
the index finger of his other hand at the
Conrt. He is always ready to talk. He
nsed to be a school teacher.
Talesmen were excused for one cause or
another until 22 of them had walked ont
into the'street There were four peremptory
challenges. These were evenly divided be
tween the State and the defense. The latter
has now nsed np24 of its 100 challenges,while
the Statea has wasted just half as many.
The examination ot B. J. Dennett, a fine
looking man from Kay ens wood, aroused con
siderable interest. With a strong voice,
which could be heard throughout the big
court room, he said, in reply to a ques-
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dropped the jwMj"ir hewMiMdtNt
glared savagely at the jwer. Hk iMf jpMr3
intensely pale.
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tionat evieXwe, VMM, H H MM,
establish tfeegailt ot at least W ot &
prisoners hvm trai ttyeM mmt j
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trunk was fM oa me MMir ! i
German oefseierr. Omtsrfa TiTHsis. Ssmb
in charge of tke .Lakviw jHMm fifMfct.
meat, resigBed" to aoeejH'aa bumHm &
lfl t&e village Mil. uaptaia WMtfwMMs
neeeseor, h altfcovgk hie MIssM
permit of assah deteettve work, ssr flaptehi -
Villiers worked secretly oa sts1 .tm
iaiag clews. ' '.
When Captain Wing waa JlsjiisjilfW
Chief Hubbard after the aaiajliaOf
Lak'eview to the oity, be jots! -OtjpsU
Villiers in working oa ttehaawhij fee
latter had straok. The two ax-ynWes stasiss,
after having collected a vast aasWat ot sejs
sational evidefiee, MA s coatosMC-wflk
the State's officers sad tolrtlje ssry, tmi
is from them the sonsarioMrerHsBie" fclssv
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Kentucky, Tennessee and Lover MeMgak:
fair, stationary temperature, eeuterly tstHaW
Dr. Snafer, one ot the physicians of tte.
Pol jpatble Medical Institute, at 420 Penn are.
Mr. C. V. Pulpress, of No. 48 Liberty street,
Allegheny, hid for a long time suffered from a'
weajt. urea ieeiing. no amutlon. pain aerese
the small of his back and palpitation of the
heart. His complexion was very sallow, and as
the diseased condition of bis kidneys from,
which he suffered further progressed, his stem-'
ach became involved. He had bloatlnev belch
tnpof gas and distress after eating. He low
flesh, his memory became poor and his mini
became so affected that he could neither read or
think, and was In constant fear of becoming In
sane. He often felt dizzy, so that everything,
seemed to be in a whirl, and he became sir
nervous as to entirely unfit hha for any basi ,
ness. Having read In the. papers that tea.
physicians of the Polypathia Medical Institute
make a specialty of kidney and urinary diseases
he began treatment with them. His own words'
state the result: "This Is to certify that I haw
been cared by the phTidans of the PoljpataJc -.
Medical Institute at 420Penn arsnne.
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