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" TRIPLE NUMBER.
On the Eve of the Election the
WHAT HE NOW EXPECTS.
He is Seasonably Confident of Secur
ing 30 Seats.
A DAI OP XCITEMEXT IN PAEIS.
Blots and Rows In All the Principal Streets
To-Day's Elections Looked Forward
to With Anxiety The Revisionists Not
nt All Confident Several Strikes Likely
to Follow tfao Dock Laborers' Success
In London A Reform Possible for Mo
nnco If Money Enonsh Is Forthcoming
Edison's Coming In Encland Anxiously
General Boulanger has revised his esti
mates on to-day's Prench elections. vHe
now only expects to get 30 seats instead of
60 or more. A number of serious strikes
are threatened in England. The other Eu
ropean news is interesting.
CUT CABLE TO THE DISrATCH.
London, September 2L Copyright
General Boulanger, after commencing prep
arations for transferring his headquarters to
Jersey, decided to remain in London,chiefiy
because telegraphic and postal facilities in
the channel islands were found, at the last
moment, to be unequal to the strain which
would be put upon them. The strain may
be estimated by the fact that even now, be
iore the French elections have commenced,
about 150 telegrams and 700 letters are de
livered at the General's lodgings every day.
To-dav Boulanger is on view at Portland
Place, and receives visitors freely. He
THE CEISIS OF HIS LIFE
is at hand, and he is striving desperately to
be calm. He tells visitors that the success
of the Revisionists is so assured that he
really does sot give the matter much
thought, and to prove how little he worries
about it he invites casual journalistic call
ers to feel his puUe and note its equable
But Boulanger overdoes the thing. It is
impossible not to notice the subdued excite
ment which pervades the Boulaugist head
quarters and the nervous haste with which
various telegraphic dispatches are torn open.
MAY BE NORMAL,
for no one has been so impolite as to accept
an invitation to fee it, and he may preserve
an exterior calm sufficient to deceive those
who saw him for the first time to-day; but
to those who have met him frequently since
his arrival in this country, it is evident
that the man is a prey to nervous agita
tion, which physically it must be distress
ing to conceal.
The Dispatch correspondent saw the
General this day week at the Savoy Hotel,
dining with Si." Morell Mackenzie and en
joying himself thoroughly. To-day he
looks more like the General Boulanger,
wearied and distraught, whom I saw earlier
in the year land at Doren, just recovering
from the agonies of seasickness.
"WHAT THE GENERAL EXPECTS.
Boulanger said to-day that he expects to
morrow's elections will result in a Revision
ist majority of 30, 15 from Paris and 15 from
ine provinces, xne estimate is a compara
tively modest one, coming from a man who
has been boasting for months past that he
would sweep the country. Some of the
Bouiangist rank and file here are pained at
their leader's modesty, and prefer to put his
majority at 50 or CO. In Paris one may
choose from a dozen different estimates,
varying in color and numerical.strength
according to the political complexion of the
One thing is clear enough, and that is
that Bouiangist and Conservative news
papers are everywhere
BOASTFUL AND CONFIDENT.
where the tone of Republican p,ress or
gans is often guerimonious and despondent
The fierce Radicals, whose strength lies in
the towns, are certainly to be pitied. They
hate Boulanger cordially enough, but they
abhor Jules Ferry and the Opportunists
even more thoroughly. They would like to
have their cake and eat it as well, but the
defeat of the Boulangists would almost cer
tainly be accompanied by the increased nu
merical strength of the Opportunists.
The Radicals are therefore in a painful
plight,and the contemplation thereof makes
them rave of revolution. The immediate
danger is that they may abstain from the
polls, in which event the Revisionists would
certainly triumph. Clemenceau sees this
WITH HIS TJSTJAL CLEABNESS
And has not unwisely sought to avert it by
reminding the Radicals that after all an
Opportunist Republican is better than a
Bouiangist dictator. Bat the Radicals
would, if anything, perfer Boulanger, whom
they believe to be a weak sort of creature,
to Jules Ferry, whom in their hearts thev
know to be strong, and they refuse to be
To the careful observer, therefore, the
issae of to-morrow's elections depends
largely upon the course which the Radicals
will'follow, and at this moment it is im
possible to forecast what that course will be.
- Counting Boulanger, Dillon and Roche
fort there are 1,933 candidates for 570 seats,
of which the new chamber is to consist In
Paris and the suburbs the discrepancy is
EVEN MOEE MAEKED,
for there are no fewer than 317 competitors
for 42 seats. One hundred and twenty-seven
members of the late chamber, chiefly carpet
baggers, have retired from political life, the
return to the old system of scrutin de
liste having ruined their chances of re
election. Pour hundred and fifty-seven ex
deputies agjin demand 1,000 universal
suffrage, and a good many of them will be
ignominously beaten. A majority of the
new chamber will, it is believed, be formed
of jBaen without legislative experience, a J
prospect which thoughtful Frenchmen re
gard with vague uneasiness.
There is little electoral excitement in
Paris, except in Montmartre, where, how
ever, the amount of ferment is so great that,
fairly distributed, it should leaven every
constituency in France. Boulanger is op
posed by Socialist Jaffrin and ex-Boulangist
Thiebaud. Each party makes it
A. rOINT OF HONOB
to attend the other's meeting, whenever ad
mittance is to be gained by storming or
strategy. Uontmartre, therefore, is just
now no place for sober-minded politicians.
On Thursday, after Thiebaud under
took to address a public meeting
at the Cirque Fernando, the pro
ceedings were as good as a circus and
better than a beer garden. The Boulangists
stormed the platform, and the disputants
threw abuseand chairs at each other with
comical seal and vigor. One of the fervid
Anarchists was shonting that he preferred
Boulanger because he would destroy all the
other would-be tyrants, when he was clev
erly lassoed and dragged from the platform.
A loud-lunged, lean-looking Socialist who
was denouncing Boulanger for living on the
fat of the land in London, was kicked,
cuffed, and effectually silenced.
TWO HOUES OF TTPEOAE
and pantomime followed, and the fun did
not cease until the place had been cleared
by the police.
The Boulangistnewspapers say Thieband's
audience was made up of paupers hired
from the casual wards early in the morning
at 3 francs a head. Thiebaud professes to
know that the disturbers were poor wretches
who had been given a free lunch and un
limited drink to fit them for their unholy
work. As a matter of fact the men present
were an average lot of Montmartre politi
cians, everyone of them a voter. To-night
they are disturbing each other's meetings
and breaking each other's heads in the pro
miscuous, joyous manner of boys who want
the fullest share of any fun that may hap
pen to be on hand.
In the provinces the interest in the elec
tion is almost everywhere keen, and in many
constituencies the electoral atmosphere is as
torrid as Uontmartre. .The Revisionist can
didates in the rural districts are receiving
SUPPOET FS02H THE CLET.GT,
who are treating with courageous contempt
the Government's recentadmoniiion to keep
aloof lroin the political struggle.
Boulanger judiciously and ostentatiously
went to mass in Loudon last Sunday, and
the fact was duly chronicled and placarded
wherever it was'likely to prove of service.
The fact that when in Paris he always made
a daily call on his mother, no matter what
the claims upon his time were, and that in
London he writes to her every aay and
reads her letters before any others of what
ever importance, is also put where it is
likely to do the most good. A life of the
brave General, written by his private secre
tary, has just been published, and Boulan
ger's deeds and accomplishments do not
lose anything in telling.
The general opia is that the elections
will go" off quietly to-morrow, but the Gov
ernment has made some elaborate prepara
tions, in view of emergencies. "With Pans
crowded as it now is, and so many foreign
ers in the city, it will be remarkable if the
day passes without some startling incident
CAUGHT BY A C0ENEB.
Three Shrewd Llycrpool Men Who Dis
counted tbo Cotton Crop.
IBT CABLE TO TILE DISPATCH.!
London, September 2L A movement in
opposition to tbe Liverpool cotton corner is
assuming formidable dimensions throughout
Lancashire, the employers and operatives
in most cases acting cordially to
gether, with the mutual object of
beating down prices by working
short time. The general opinion seems
to be, however, that they will not succeed to
any appreciable extent, owing to the compe
tition of continental buyers and users of
cotton. The whole trouble is due to the
lack of foresight or the mistaken judgment
of the spinners, who refnsed until too late to
believe the American crop would be so
small as 7,000,000 bales.
The so-called corner against which the
Epinners are now shrieking is composed of
three shrewd Liverpool men who estimated
the crop with greater accuracy, and having
the courage of their opinions, bought during
the winter and spring pretty well what was
offered them at low prices. 'The continental
spinners were also deceived for a time, but
saw their error long before the Lancashire
men, and acted accordingly. "When the
squeeze came the surplus stocfc in mills
were found to be less that half what they
were at the corresponding period of last
year. Hence these tears.
A KOlAli BETBOTEAL.
Princess Dlnrearct, of Prussia, Likely to
Wed Christian, of Denmark.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
London, September 2L It is semi-offi-cially
stated that the Princess Margaret, of
Prussia, is soon to be betrothed to Prince
Christian, of Denmark. Both have been
staying dnring the week at Fredensborg
Castle, where the royal family of Denmark
is being visited by the families
of the Czar of Russia, the Em
press Frederick, the King of Greece,
and a host of minor royalties; in all one
emperor, one empress, one empress dowager,
three kings, one queen, four heirs apparent,
and 35 imperial and royal princes and
princesses. At tbe State dinner Thursday
evening the Empress sat between the King
of Denmark and the Czar, and
the King proposed the health of the
Empress and her daughters, which was con
sidered significant, though it is not related
whether or not the royal gentleman leered
pleasantly upon his son and the Princess
Margaret as he spoke.
It is said the Czar is bitterly opposed to
this marriage, and the Emperor of Germany
desires a higher alliance for his sister.
EEFOEH FOR MONACO.
The New Prince Willing to'Foreco Gamine
If Well Paid for It.
IBT CABLE TO THE SISFATCH.l
London, September 21, The Young
Men's Christian Association will be glad to
know that the XIX. Sieele, of Paris, pub
lishes the statement that the British Gov
ernment has taken the opportunity of the
death of the Prince of Monaco to reopen
the question of the suppression of the big
gambling establishment there.
According to that journal, the present
Prince is a man of high principle, who is
willing to give up the business provided he
is assured of an annual income of 2,000.000
francs, and if a great power will guarantee
the neutrality of his principality.
MORE SOLDIERS ALL AROUND.
The Increase In the French Army to be Fol
lowed by Germany.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, September 2L The increase in
the French army under the last army act
has naturally roused the interest of the mili
tary authorities in Berlin, who con
sider that Germany must take cor
responding steps. The chief obsta
cle is financial, as tbe personnel is
so plentiful in Germany that many thou
sands of men in every way fit for service
have to be rejected every year.
The example of France will probably be
tollowed, and these men called out in the
future for this purpose. The Reichstag, it
is expected, will be asked to vote the means.
Thrcnlon to Follow tbe Success of
Dock Laborers Tito Tailors Still
Out Rallwnr Employes '
May Also Strike.
CBT CABLE TO TITS DISPATCH.!
London, September 21. The dock
borers are all working quietly enough now,
but it took them a few days to settle into
their places again. Naturally they were
irritated against the men who worked
while their comrades were fighting for
their rights, and frequent scrimmages
were the result On the other hand, tbe
directors unduly favored the men who had
stuck to them in their hour of need, and
gave them preference on all occasions, and
sometimes by means not entirely straight
forward. Burns was equal even 'to this
emergency, and with a degree of tact rarely
equaled in a struggle of this kind, he has
succeeded in smoothing things over.
The strikes in England, however, are not
ended with the laborers resuming work.
The London tailors are still out, and the
bakers of the metropolis meet to-morrow to
air their grievances in Hvde Park, and
as Burns is to address them, a
strike is not improbable. The fear
among the capitalists, however, is that
the success on this occasion will cause the
strike leaders to organize a universal rail
way strike in England. It would be by far
the greatest labor trouble that England has
The cab drivers of London are also talk
ing of striking, and Burns has informed
them that his services are at their disposal
whenever they determine to set about im
proving their lot.
EDISON WANTED IN ENGLAND.
He-Finds It Impossible to Leave Paris for
a Few Days.
IBT CABLE To TUB DISPATCH. 1
London, September 21. Senator "Will
iam Maxwell Evarts has been visiting Sir
William Vernon Harcourt this week, at his
country house in the Hew Forest, Hamp
shire. Edison, whom he left in Paris,
has since visited Berlin and Brussels,
and is expected to arrive in Lon
don to-morrow. Edison was expected
here earlier in the week, and the Lord
Mayor issued him an invitation in Brussels
to meet 50 scientific persons at luncheon on
"Wednesday. Edison telegraphed that it
would be impossible, and he has since
written to his agent here that he will ac
cept no invitations to public entertain
ments while in London.
The agent and the attorneys of other
American electric lighting companies who
are interested in the incandescent filament
suit in Canada are awaiting Edison's ar
rival here with interest
BEATEN 0DT OF A SNAP.
A New York Pilot Falls to Seo London nnd
Paris After Alt.
rBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, September 21. As a result of
the cyclone on the Atlantic coast several
Sandy Hook pilots were brought over here
by steamships that conld not pnt them off
on account of the storm. The pilot
who took out the Arizona was
very much pleased at the prospect
of a visit to Europe, as he had never crossed
the ocean, and particularly as his pay of $5
per day went on until his return. "I knew
I was likely to be carried away," he said to
the passengers, "and I told the old woman
so, and brought some money with me. I'll
just have time to run over to the Paris Ex
position and spend a day or two in London
before the return trip." "
The passengers say that when the Citv of
iiome was sighted, onedayout from Queens
town, and the Arizona hailed her in order
to put the pilot on board, the nautical gen
tlemen's remarks were not of a nature to be
repeated, but he went back to wait another
cyclone lor a European tour.
T1GIIT STAYS DEFENDED.
A Woman Found Who Knows When They
Were or Some Use.
JBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.1
LoNDON.September 21. Narrow-waisted
ladies will be glad to hear that a good word
was said for the corset at Newcastle Con
vention of the British Association for the
Advancement of Science. It came out in
the discussion of Mrs. Carmichael Stopess'
article on "Errors in Woman's Dress."
Mrs. Stopess, who believes in bifurcated
skirts and such things, made unkind re
marks about the corset, whereupon two
eminent medical men defended that article.
I and three strong-minded ladies Miss Find-
ley, Miss Lydia Becker and Mrs. Barstop
told of the manifold benefits derived from
Mrs. Barstop told wonderful stories of a
walking feat in South America with tight
fitting stays, and though much was said
against it the corset got the best of it.
A NEW SMOKELESS GUXPOWDEK.
Tests of It In Austria Claimed to be Very
tBT CABLE TO THE DISrATCll.1
London, September 21. From Austria
comes the report of the invention of another
new smokeless gunpowder. A correspond
ent telegraphs that1 it has greater carrying
power than ordinary gunpowder, and cre
ates a very thin, transparent smoke, which
is so slight that immediately after firing
one shot aim can be taken again. It has no
During the maneuvers at Bruck. experi
ments with this powder were made in the
presence of the Archduke Albrecht and
many officers ol high rank, who all declared
themselves satisfied with it
COMING ELECTIONS IN ENGLAND.
The Gladstonlans Hopeful of Showing Con
siderable Gains This Time.
I BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, September 21. Five elections
are pending in England. The Gladstoniacs
fervently believe these will show something
good, so far as their prospects are concerned.
The first will come off next week,
when Mr. Henry Chaplin seeks re-election
on his appointment as Minister of Agricul
ture, unapiin a uiujuruy at me last election
was over 1,100.
Another interesting election is that at
Bucks, where a good fight is expected.
Writs for this and the other elections are
out, and the results will be known in about
-DIED IN A HOSPITAL.
A Pension Examiner Insane nnd Under a
Clond, Freed From Trouble.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. I
London, September 2L William Mac
kay Porter, Special Examiner in the Pension
Department at Washington, who was ar
rested four weeks ago in Belfast on a charge
of obtaining money by false pretenses, died
Papers from the State Department proved
him to be insane, and he was liberated from
prison only to be taken to a hospital, where
FnttI Hills n Canard.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCn.
London, September 21. Madame Patti
denies the report that she has signed a con
tract to sing at the Royal Italian Opera
during the seasons of 1850 aad 1891, and
that in the latter year she trill bid a final
farewell to the stage, '
MAHONE MO SOLDIER.
Charged by Political Enemies Tilth
Having Been a Sorry Skulker.
PE0P0SED TEIAL OP HIS C0DEAGE.
The Democrats Want to Know Jnst "Who
Was the Hero of the Crater.
A CONFEDERATE CHAEfJE AGAINST HIM.
Stories Told of Him to Detract the Soldier Tote oa
A proposition is made by Virginia Demo
crats to try General Mahone on the subject
of his bravery during the war. It is charged
that he was a humbug and no soldier at all,
but a skulker. General Mahone has started
on his campaign tour.
SPECIAL TSLEQBAIC TO THE DI8PATCH.I
Richmond, Va., September 21. New
fire and fury have been added to the ex
citement of the campaign by a proposition
made by Mr. William L. Royall with the
idea of upsetting Mahone's claim on tho
Confederate soldiers. Royall is one of the
most conspicuous and enthusiastic ex-Confederates
in the State, and is counsel for the
English creditors of Virginia. He made
his scheme public this evening. Royall
Mahone's talk about his Confederate record
may fool some good old Confederate soldiers.
Many people, of whom I am one, believe that
Mahone was no soldier, but a humbng. Now if
the Democrats want to show Mahone to ths
people In his true colors. let them get up a
meeting at tbe Richmond Theater for a trial of
the question whether Mahonewas a soldier or
not. Let the prosecutors be General Jubal A
Early, General Harvey Heath, General C. IT.
Wilcox and General D. H. Weisiger, with Get
eral William 8. Payne to conduct the prujw
HIS HISTOBY OF HIMSELF.
Twelve or 15 years ago a biography of Gen
eral Mahone was printed in a historical maga
zine published In New York. -It was written by
General J. Watt De Peyster, and appeared on
its face to have been revised by General Ma
hone, and I am informed that Mahone after
ward admitted that it had been revised by him.
In this biography it is stated that Mahone was
unquestionably the hero of the fight at
the crater, who was the hero and who was
not the hero of the fight. Is, of course, a matter
of opinion. In my opinion Mahone bad noth
ing to do with it. General D. A. Weisiger. who
commanded tbe Virginia brigade that made
that fight and who was shot through the body
in it, has published a card in which he says that
he retook the crater in disregard and defiance
of General II ahone's orders, while he (Mahone)
was ensconced in "the covered way."
THE PROPOSED TEIAL.
"Let inquiries be made," said Mr. Royall,
"upon the stage of the Richmond Theater,
under the auspices named, into the trnth of
this charge, and judgment be given accord
ingly. If General Mahone, after being
notified of the meeting fails to appear, try
him then, as the French do, contumax. It
is an every-day occurrence in France. If
the defendant fails to appear when sum
moned the evidence is heard and judgment
given against him, just as though he were
"Don't let any soldier that Mahone ever
commanded suppose that any reflection
would be intended by such a proceeding
upon those commands. Upon all hands it
is conceded that a more heroic-boiiy ol gen
than this never fixed bayonets. The c'unre
is that when they did tneir great deeds of
Heroism .Mahone was not in command.
TWO GOOD "WITNESSES.
General Weisiger, suggested by Mr. Roy
all as one of the witnesses in this proposed
trial, is a resident of Manchester, near this
city. General Weisiger says that when
search was made for Mahone at the
battle of ths crater he was found
in a covered way, safe from shell
and bullet. General Harry Heath,
another witness, is said to be in possession
of a charge which was about to be preferred
by Confederate officers during the war
against Mahone, but it was considered that
it was so damaging that, for the credit of
the army, it was withheld.
General Rosser has brought out a new bit
ot war history whicn the .Democrats are
using with effect agaiust Mahone, and which
is said to have set every ex-Union soldier in
Virginia who has heard it, "against Mahone.
General Rosser says:
In the latter days of tbe war a group of Con
federate Generals were around General Robert
E. Lee's headquarters. The situation was
terrible. The Union army having cut off the
sources of supply, the Confederate army was
SUFFERING FOB FOOD.
At that time Lee's army had a large numoer
of Union prisoners and Mahone hastened from
the group np to General Lee and suggested as
a means ot getting food that ill food
be cut off from these Union prisoners
until tho Union army opened the way for the
Confederates to set supplies, and be suggested
that tho Unisn be so notified. Robert E. Lee
drew himself up to his full height, and, fixing
his eye contemptuously upon Mahone, said:
"No, sir; no, sir. As long as we have a crust of
bread wo win aiviae it witn our prisoners."
Mahone quailed beneath the old General's
glance and slunk away.
What makes this statement especially
damaging to Mahone is the fact that at that
time, while Lee refused to have any deli
cacies his men did not have, and lived on
cornbread with an occasional bit of bacon,
Mahone had a fine cook, and on the line of
march always traveled lying down in an
ambulance, to the rear of which was tied a
fine milch cow. The.Democrats are using
the ambulance and milch cow with fine
MAHONE ON BIS CAMPAIGN T0DE.
He Will Make His Maiden Speech at Abing
rSFZCIAL TELIOUAM TO THS DISPATCH. I
Petersburg, Va., September 21. Gen
eral Mahone, the Republican candidate for
Governor, left to-night for Abingdon, Va.,
where he will on next Monday make his
maiden speech of the campaign. He was
accompanied by his son, R. Butler Mahone.
There was a band of music
and an immense crowd at the depot
to see him off. Loud calls
were made for the General to speak, but be
declined to say anything. It is understood
that Mahone will, in his speech on next
Monday, dwell particularly on the State
debt question, and explain how he believes
it can be settled creditably to the State and
satisfactorily to the bondholders. During
General Mahone's absence on his cam
paign tour, Hon. George E. Bowden, of
Norfolk, will have tbe management of the
campaign in Virginia. Mr. Bowden will,
on next Monday night, address the Re
publican Central Campaign Club of this
There were several prominent leaders of
the Republican party in Virginia in confer
ence with General Mahone Inst night
Among them were Hon. Campbell lemp,
the candidate for Lieutenant Governor,
W. L. Lurty, candidate for Attorney Gen
eral, and ex-Congressman W. E. Gaines, of
Barkeville, Va. The political situation in
tbe State was discussed and matters of in
terest considered. Next Tuesday morning
the Republican campaign paper to be pub
lished here will make its first appearance.
It is to be called the School and Tariff Ad
locate, and will be ably edited.
Au Earthquake in California.
Healdsbubg, Cal,, September 21.
The heaviest shock of earthquake experi
enced here for several years occurred to-day.
jxo uamage is rcponeu.- i "
SEPTEMBER 22, 1889.
A MUEMP MESS.
Efforts or a Widow to Get Eren With a
Man Who Opened II cr Letters She
Is Arrested Twice at His
(SPECIAL TELEGBA1C TO THE DISPATCH.
Lewiston, Mb., September 21. Mrs.
Katharine Day, of this. city, who has been
renowned as the plaintiff1 in a lawsuit now
pending in the United States Court against
one of the leading members of the Masonic
fraternity in New England, F. L Day, also
of this city, was arrested again this -morning.
"Kate Day" is a widow who was con
fined for liquor selling in a dingy, damp
cell in Auburn jail, which completely
ruined her health. After her release she
instituted proceedings against F. L Day,
who is a prominent temperance worker and
a man of wealth, on the charge of
maliciously opening her mail left at his
place by carelessness of letter carriers.
If seems that the letter in question con
tained a bill for wet goods, whichDay
turned over to a special constable. This re
sulted in an indictment "and'she was again
arrested, arraigned and fined. It is now be
lieved that inasmuch as Mrs. Dav has been
taking vigorous measures to bring her suits
against Day and Special Constable Hinck
ley to a hearing, that this last arrest was
made to weaken ner defense. To-night Mrs.
Day's daughter, Barbara, was seen by The
Dispatch correspondent, and the follow
ing letter, which has not been made public
beiore, was shown:
Office of Postoffice 1nspeotob,1
Boston, Mass., July 27, 1889. J
To Mrs. Thomas Day, No. 101 Main street Lewls-
DsAit Madam Your letter of ths 24th in
stant, in reference to a letter addressed to you
opened by F. L Day, has been duly received.
The evidence in the case was submitted to
Judge Webb, of Portland, and he gave as his
opinion that tbe United States had no case
against the said F. L Day, ol Lewlston, Me.
Yonrs very respectfully,
QEOHQE 8. EVAUS,
Postoffice Inspector in Charge.
Upon receipt of the foregoing, Mrs. Day
went to Portland and interviewed Judge
Webb and Attorney Bird. Judge Webb
was very indignant when he read the letter
from the Inspector, andhe said: "I never
expressed my opinion in the case, for the
reason that it would be beyond my duty. If
I ever express any opinion in this affair, it
will be when acting in my judicial capacity,
and then only." Attorney Bird, who was
present during the conversation between
Mrs. Day and Judge Webb, added: "And
tell the Postoffice Inspector that such au
opinion was never expressed by Judge
Webb." And there the matter stands.
SOON TIEED 0P HIS BRIDE,
A Tonne Giant Wnnts a Divorce From a
Woman Who Fooled Him.
tSFECTAL TELZQBAM TO THS DISPATCH. I
New Yobk, September 2L William L.
Edwards, the young giant who held up a
Third avenue, elevated train several weeks
ago, and afterward explained his conduct
by saying he had been hilarious because it
was his wedding night, has begun suit to
annul his marriage. Edwards was an engi
neer on the New York Central Rail
road. He boarded a Third avenue train
one night with two women. He was
fighting drunk, and had driven out all the
passengers before he got to Seventy-fourth
street There the train men tried to get him
off, but their united efforts were not sufficient,
and the police had to be called in. Edwards
was finally landed in a cell in the Thirty
fifth street police station. His bride was
heartbroken and spent the night in search
ing for a bondsman. Edwards was fined
JRHSP the next day. He was also discharged
cnrge-(-fftm the employ of the Central because of
Now it appears that Edwards left his wife
several days after his release. He -says he
found she had eight children and a husband
in the Ward's Island Iosane Asylum. She
was not formally married to this husband,
but had lived with him as his wife for many
years. Her name was Rebecca Kurr and
her husband's name was James Eurr. They
had run away from Ireland and came to
New York, where they lived together.
Edwards says Mrs. Kurr drugged him before
she married him. No defense has as yet
been put in.
PEEPARLNG FOE A REUNION.
The Members of tbe Armr of the Tennessee
Will Meet Once More.
Cincinnati, September 21. Arrange
ments are about completed for the reunion
of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee
to be held here September 25 and 26. Busi
ness meetings will be held on Wednesday
and Thursday mornings. A reception in honor
of General Sherman will be given at the
residence of General Hickenlooper Wednes
day afternoon. Music Hall will present a
brilliant appearance on Wednesday night,
with elaborate decorations, the presence of
the society, the Loyal Legion, the Grand
Army of the Republic, the First Regiment
O. N. G., and an array of ladies and gentle
men. General How, of St Louis, will make
the oration. General Sherman will preside,
Governor Fofaker will make the welcoming
address. A reception will be given on
Thursday at the rooms of the Ohio Com
manderv. Loyal Legion, and on Thursdav
night tbe reunion closes with a banquet at
the Burnett House, at which 300 guests are
Tho Clsnrmakera' Coorentlon Thinks They
Should be Frowned Down.
ISrSCIAL TELSOBAM TO THE SISFATCH.l
New Yobk, September 21. The Commit
tee on Strikes of the Cigarmakers' Conven
tion to-day made this report:
When we examine the reports and cost of
strikes, and tbe almst reckless manner in which
they are sometimes conducted, especially in
large centers of oar trade, we cannot but
recommend that strikes be discouraged as
much as can be consistently with our alms and
objects. We therefore indorse the changes
proposed by the Constitutional Committee, and
recommend tbe following addition to article 6.
section 3: "All matters relating to such strikes
(those in large centers) must be acted upon
jointly, and no union in such locality shall have
the right to declare a strike off without the
concurrence of a maiorltv of unions in such
locality. Failing to comply with the above sec
tion, they may be suspended by the Interna
This was referred
to the Committee on
1UNATICS LEAYE FOR CANADA..
Two Women Illnko a Key of n Comb nnd
Effect Their Escape.
Cleveland, September 21. Two in
mates of the Northern Ohio Asylum eluded
the vigilance of their attendants Saturday
evening, and escaped from the institution.
Both are from Warren, O., one being the
young wife of Probate Judge Gilbert, and
the other Mrs. Mikesell, the wife of a
prominent business man. They are fnends
and escaped together.
Mrs. Gilbert is a very attractive woman,
and highly educated. Escape from the
building was made by means of a key made
of a comb. It is thought the women are in
Contracting" for Big Ptenmors.
;by cable to the dispatch.
London, September 21. T. G. Shaugh
nessy, General Manager of the Canadian
Paclfio Railroad, arrived in London this
week, to contract for tbe building of six
steamships for the trans-Pacifio line of that
road between British Columbia and China.
A CKIME EETEALED.
Chalkley te Coney Arrested for the
Harder of His Niece.
ACOLOEED MAH'S TERRIBLE TALE.
He Overhears the Quarrel Which. Ended in
LISTESSTOTHE UKCLE'S CONFESSION.
Murderer Jailed Upon Bis Eetnrn From
Annie Le Coney's murderer has been dis
covered. He is none other than the uncle
of the poor victim, Chalkley LeConey, who
was continually quarreling with the de
ceased about the possession of the farm on
which they lived. The man to whom he
confessed and who helped him to wash his
clothes after the awful orimehas told the
ISFECIAL TZLEOIUJI TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, September 21. The
story of the murder of Annie E. LeConey,
on the Colestown road near Merchadtville,
N. J., two weeks ago, and the detection of
the murderer, is one of the most remarkable
in the criminal annals of the world. The
true and complete story is now told for the
first time. The criminal has been run down
and is safely locked in Camden jail, whence
in all human probability he will only
emerge to go to his doom on the scaffold.
The man is Chalkley LeConey, the uncle,
with whom the murdered girl lived as
housekeeper,, and who has proved himself a
criminal ot phenomenal coolness and iron
The task of ferreting out the murderer
and fastening the crime on him, was man
aged with consummate ability, and refl ects
credit upon Public Prosecutor Wilson H.
Jenkins, of Camden county, and the shrewd
and tireless men who have beeri assisting
him. The case was originally managed by
Richard Ridgeway, Assistant Prosecutor of
Camden, Mr. Jenkins, the prosecutor, hav
ing been storm-stayed at Atlantic City
Hluring the cyclone till the Thursday suc
ceeding the murder.
ONE GUILTY MAN.
Mr. Ridgeway adjourned the case Wednes
day for two weeks. When Mr. Jenkins ar
rived inCamden he at once agreed with the
junior in the office that there was one
guilty man in the case, and that was Chalk
ley LeConey, the uncle of the murdered
girl. To this theory Prosecutor Jenkins
has adhered without variableness or shadow
of turning. In vain have the neighbors
and friends of LeConey, the alleged mur
derer, rallied to his support and made war
on Detectives Warner and Gallagher. The
prosecutor of the place simply replied: "The
evidence in the case points to one person
alone, and that person is the uncle of the
From the first Chalkley exhibited a
strange, restless and uncomfortable desire
to keep Garret W. Murray, now in jail as
an accessory after the fact, within hailing
distance of him. In vain did Detective
Warner lure the apparently unsuspicious
Murray away from LeConey and begin a
cross-examination of the colored man.
Chalkley in an instant was at his side, and
in at least two instances ran from the house
and Joined the inquisitive Detective War
ner and interrupted the conversation be
tween the officer of the law and hir trusted
HOW THE SCHEME WORKED.
It was -Detective Warner's own idea to
separate the negro and his master, Chalk
ley. Murray lived in the same house with
the LeConeys, and Detective Warner rea
soned that if master and man could be sep
arated the interests of justice would be
thereby advanced. Chalkley was in a rage
because the Coroner's inquest could not be
completed on the Wednesday following the
murder, alleging his anxiety to go out with
the dead body of Annie LeConey to
Waverly.-O. Mr. Ridgeway courteously
replied: "Mr. LeConey, it need make no
difference to yon as to the conclusion of the
inquest. Your friends declare that Frank
Lingo is the guilty man. You can go "West
and assist at the funeral rites of your niece
an eminently proper thing to do and
with yonr assistance we will run out the
chase against the negro Lingo."
Chalkley LeConey replied, with evident
pleasure: "You have spotted the right man,
and you can count upon my aid in bringing
to justice the villain who murdered my
A reporter visited the scene of the murder
and vainly endeavored to secure a statement
from Chalkley. He
DECLINED TO TALK
about the case, calling up Mr. Vance, who
knew nothing about the facts of the case,
and urged him to tell the story of the crime
to the listening newspaper men. Chalkley
gave as his reason for his reticence that the
sad and sudden blow had broken up his
home and so disturbed his mind that he
was incapable of giving a correct account
When LeConey found the time had come
to go to Waverly he was more restless than
ever, and told Prosecutor Jenkins that he
did not want to go alone, and did not care to
go unless he could take Garrett W. Murray
with him. But Detective Warner came to
the front and assured LeConey that the per
mit hud been eiven purcoselv so that he
(LeConey) could go west with the body of
his murdered niece, and it would be impos
sible to trace Lingo withont Murray, who
had gone, as he was ordered to, with the re
quest that Lingo would come to work at the
LeConey farm on the fatal Monday. '
THE NET SPEEAD.
The train bearing Chalkley LeConey west
ward was hardly on its way before Detective
Patrick Gallagher had spread his netaround
the negro, Murray,, nho was, since the
Wednesday succeeding the murder, sus
pected of holding the key which would un
lock the mystery of the murder of Chalkley
LeCouey's niece. Murray was at first cool
and collected, but he afterward grew rest
less, but still stuck to tbe story that he and
LeConey were in the citron patch when the
murder was done. He kept his nerve and
his tongue through Saturday and Sunday,
but on Monday he weakened. He told his
story in words practically as foilows, to
"There had been more than one quarrel
between 'Annie LeConey and Chalkley
LeConey. She gave him to understand that
by Richard LeConey's will she had a better
right to control tbe farm than LeConey had.
On Monday morning the old quarrel was
picked up again, and there were bad words
on both sides. I went ont of the kitchen,
where they were both at breakfast After I
got out of'the door I went tothe barn. I did
not know where to go, and in 15 minutes I
came back. Chalkley LeConey put his
head ont of the door. He quickly shut the
door. I walked in. There lay Annie,
WITH HEE THEOAT CUT,
and the bloody knife in his hand. He said:
'Murray, Oh, what have I done? I've killed
"He had on a light pair of pantaloons,
the ones he wore on the farm every day, a
cotton shirt and a pair of clippers. Blood
was on all of these things. Le Coney said
to met 'We quarreled, and she took the
knife off the table. I snatched it away
from her. I didn't mean to. do it, and as,
she came at me I ran the knife into her, I
uiu uof Know wnat x uiu. ju. uou. wuai
will I do?' He went up to the trunk,
brought some of the bills aad the 'gold,
$193, which was taken from th chest,
and gave it to me,' and when
he' asked me I promised not to
tell, and I didn'tmean to tell, for Mr.
Chalkley was always kind to me. He went
out to the pump and washed his hands, and
there got the mud on his slippers. I walked
to the pond and washed his shirt and his
pantaloons. Miss Annie's blood. He
killed her with the carving knife, and hi
was sorry he did it The tracks to the
pond are mine. I don't deny it- "Wejthen
went to the citron field, and yon know all
that I know."
Murray's confession Js corroborated by
LeConey's bloody clothes, and much other
CONDEMNED TO DIE.
A Femicide Who Tried to 8rre His IJfo
by Claiming; to be a Democrnt Ho
Wasn't Believed, and Was
Found Guilty. -
rsraciAX. tileqbam to the dispat'ch.1
COLUMBIA, S. C, September 21. The
remarkable murder by Ben Lenard of his
wife in Laurens county has been reported.
The trial has just been concluded, and
Lenard has been condemned to death. The
story of tho brutal murder and remarkable
testimony of the negro are perhaps without
a parallel. Lenard had been living with a
woman as his wife for a number of yean.
They were generally considered as man and
wife, but they had not been'legally married,
for the woman had another living husband.
Three months ago there was a big revival
in the part of Laurens county where Lenard
lived, and Lenard and his wife were con
stant attendants. Finallv Lenard "found
the Lord" and immediately determined to
join the chnrch. His wife strongly opposed
this, as she said he could not be a member
of the church and live with her. Lenard
tried to change her mind, but she would
not come to his terms, and he thereupon de
liberately cnt her throat When pnt upon
the stand to testify in his own behalf Lenard
stated that his wile had gone to a fortune
teller, who informed her that her husband
was a Democrat and that she could not live
with a Democrat, and she came home and
that night poured meltedlead in his ear. He
killed her for this.
There was nothing to substantiate the
man's testimony. He made a kind of speech
on the stand in favor of Democracy and in
support of its principles. As he had never
been recognized as a Democrat before, it
appeared that this was only a poorly ar
ranged plan to get into the favor of the
Court. The jury was mixed, of both races
and parties. They found a verdict of guilty,
in 15 minntes.
NOW EUN BY THE SHEEIPF,
The Hatch Lithographic Company la Finan
rSPECIAX. teleosau to the DISPATCH.l
New Yobk, September 21. The big
establishment of the Hatch Lithographic
Company, at 49, 51' and 53 Lafayette place,
is in the hands of Deputy Sheriff Fitgerald,
judgments having been entered against
it in favor of Peter Adams &
Cotapany for $16,077, and in favor of
Fuchs & Lang for $26,609. The company's
embarrassment is due,, it is said, to its at
tempt to do too much business for the capi
tal employed. The business has been estab
lished many years, the company having
succeeded the firm of Hatch & Co., In 1872.
In its early days the late Christopher Meyer
was the president He was succeeded by
George H. Stayner, who is now in Ludlow
street jail, the partner- of the notorious
The company passed through various
hands until Warner T. Hatch got control
of it again, about ten years ago. He con
tinued as President until his death, in July,
1884. Warner Hatch Nostrand then be
came President and Treasurer, and has
since continued at the head of the concern.
QDAI FAY0KS CHICAGO. ,
He Astonishes Mayor Grant by the Brusque
ness of Ills Reply.
rSPECIAL TZLZOBAK TO THE DISPATCH.l
New Yobk, September 21. Many letters
were received at the Mayor's office to-day
from Governors,-Congressmen and Mayors,
accepting the Mayor's invitation to partici
pate in helping on the Exposition of 1892.
Senator M. S. Quay, of Pennsylvania, wrote
this letter in answer to the Mayor's invita
tion: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your favor of
the 12th instant requesting my aid and co-operation
for the holding of an international exhi
bition in New York City in 1892, in commemo
ration of the four hundredth anniversary of
the discovery of America by Christopher Col
umbus, and to say that I favor the location of
tbe Exposition in the city of Chicago.
BELIETUS SEED'S THE HAN-
Congressman Mllllken Thinks His Colleague
Will be the Next Speaker.
(SPECIAL TEXEQBAX TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Washington, September, 2L "Tom
Reed will be the next Speaker of the
House," said Representative Milliken, of
Maine,this evening. He had just arrived in
tbe city. "He willbeSpeakerbecausethe Re
publicans of the House will want the biggest
man in every way that they canjjet, on ac
count of their slender majority. Reed is
not only the ablest orator, but he is the
ablest in conversation, the best parlia
mentarian, ine most learned man in all de
partments of knowledge that' bear upon
statemanship. I can't give you his numeri
cal strength in the caucus, but I think he
will be elected beyond a doubt"
HAREI LAOI SUED FOB 3,500.
Elsie Lombard Claims He Engaged Her
and Cancelled the Contract.
" ISnOAT. TSUCPBAX TO THB DISPATCH.!
New Yobk, Sept 2L Miss Elsie Lom
bard, an actress of some repntation in sou
brette parts, has begun suit for $3,600
against Harry Lacy, the actor and manager,
for breach ot contract In her complaint
she alleges that he engaged her to play the
part of Elinore Fordham, in "The Still
Alarm," during the coming season, at a
salary first of $40 and afterward 50 a week.
She purchased dresses for the part, and
appeared at rehearsals, but when "The
Still Alarm" opened its season, Miss
Marion Kooth appeared as Elinore.
BAI0NETS STOP AN ELECTION.
Tbe Regular Army Interferes With
Franchise In Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, September 21. The
opposition to the regular city government
attempted to hold an election to-day, but
those who tried to vote were dispersed by
the United States troops' at tbe point of the
bayonet. Several efforts were made to hold
the election, but without success.
The city was in a state of great excite
ment all day, and it is feared that trouble
willet result because of the threatening
STATE TBEA8UBER HART YEBI ILL.
At One Time Yesterday It Was Thought He
tSPXCTAI. TXLSOBAU TO THE DISPATCH.!
Haebisbuko, September21v This morn
ing State Treasurer Hart, who has been ill
for the past six months, had an attack of
heart failure, and it was thought his end
was near. At a late hour to-night, how
ever, Dr; Dunnott, who is attending him,
says he is much improved.
off with" a mm
Quay Wanted to 1m.
WINDS UP DT 1 IHPlfLT,
wreBtto&a IM &. ?w.
urara Givjtnvo vvns p
SiafA TltklAimtAa iTkuiA
QUA! PWPLK YJKFASMrJ
fHff LBS inTSWBC JsttTT
la JJitfa. -"- -
TheeffcrtSof Senator. Qaay's fW&wew
Berks ooBaty, yesterday,'
delegates' tat were to be nassss! fer,)
State CoHve4H?resstte4a svbeK
conventions beiise'bekl. 'Twer sets' ot,
gates were chesel, sMtrs vrftT
rsrxcxix. txlxsbam to is hut Usui i
READrso.Septeraber 2L Boaster Qa
men found the Repnbiioaa'eewrtyi saavi
tion here loaded to-day,, sad it west eCw;
a bang. It was the largest eesTtlek j
Republicans or Berks ever keMsai J
Court House was packed- Daring pi
month Senator Quay's orders ta kisJ
tenant in this district, A- M. High, ww
secure tae state delegates, ;;
out fail, for Quay's ems
the next Republican GubewM
candidate either Qaay hiawetc erl
Senator Delaaater. The feUeweM siijl
openly boasted theywoald have fcW turn
tion 2 to 1, bat oa the ballot ftrPa
Chairman the Quay people was vteti
by a very seaat majority.
This eye-opener startled the Qaay i
gers, and a very lively cesveattoB '
result There were a half deaea i
where contests for seats existed, awtti
fight case oa the Credentials Cei
The Chairman of the ceaveatiea,- Jhit'
a -J i.j -li TT!l ""-
Dujuu, ajjpuuiiieu-aiA nigm was iiun j
that their report would be waul.
posed to this ruling created M."-f
A LIVELY BKBBERJ ,1'
and vigorously claimed that tbe'esmvs
itself must approve or disapprove oi ,&
Chairman Snyder refused.-te lists
appeal from his decision. .and tkea idbvw
the most disorderly seene ever witaossialisTj
any -republican convention mmm sms,sw-
inci. .every aeiegate snoiiteu .. an
hoarse, and for a half hoar a pwfeet Ve
prevailed, amid waving of baada aad i
canes and umbrellas, aad rapptsg ef ,
f 1 Alann 4 Act inmnAil a 4Ti a rnn m tnrm 4
and tbe chairman was denouaeed m"
most vigorous terms, to such an exteat 1
he called for the police. Dartag lWi
xtign men went tnrougn a lorsa ot nenm
lug a Committee on Resolutions whkki
to select the State delegates.
The bedlam continued until fiaatt
opposed to Quay's man- High wfl
from the convention' in a
Loud catcalls, yells, greas':
hisses followed their goiac.
tbe seceders returned wita
blaGJa U(f SlutOQ V U SFJaTVTaSjSa Cm lm
beingneard a square away, aad saM
...... 4 !... .! ...6 h k..... k M A
ana tha nmca nf 4hch chnnra asslcX t
well-known lioaor dealers had Bees"?
tenced to jail far 30 days eaeh fer,seBaifs
TWO COjrVTBKTJOSS :
The secedingRepablie&M took
of the rear court reoai. aad est
convention with cheer, to whiea the
convention replied with vim aad eaej
and a tiger excitement raa very Mfc."i
for a time it looked as if there Blight B-elvi
olence used. The fight continued 'iaTAel
Committee on Resolutions, but the Ewk
men being in the .majority, they aaae
State delegates and also the County Ckiaii-J
The seceding element then organised audi
placed a complete ticket in the field, bssm
a set of delegates and will carry the fight 1
the State convention. The High me ekij
they had 132 votes after the secession, a gee
working majority, and that Qaayi wi!
recognize their delegates in the State i
vention. sure. The most bitter
were indulged In by the seceders, batHwyj
also claimed to oe ine mesas oi
Cameron and Quav. . ?
BOOKS TABOOED IB BUSSlA.f
IngersoII and Gaater Have No Shaw tail
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
LOKDOX, September 21. The list (
glish publications the prohibition of i
sales has been decreed by imperial cesser?
ship in Russia, that has just been printed
in London, includes Ingersoll's
Salvation" and "The Household of Faith", M
and Hunters "j:nat .Frenchman." witai
lot of philosophical, religions, historical aail
tbeosophie works by English aad RassiaaS
THE DISPATCH DIKE0T01T.
A Guide for the TraTsIer T&rongk Fiestas!
Paths of IJterntnre. '
The Dispatch this morning eoatatas'!
pages, divided into three parts, and everyJsM
s lull oi interest, m wo nrst pare is lou
the latest news by cable from Europe, eve
thing of interest which has occurred within I
past 2t hours in the United Sates aad a badffetl
of bright local gossip. The chief auMen
interest in the other portions of the paper a
A Wyandot Shrine ABTatt Co:
A Wild Night Bide xw;:
In tbe Grand Duchy H:
The Craze for Coin Jg. 1
"Eiffel's Big Tower. MBS. 1
Canning Sugar Corn Cbablxs U. STKursirJ
A Fatal Ignorance Bev. oeohqei
vagt u. d
Masquerading MlIr.CBXVAI.IZBQ. JACXSO.
Brash and Palette.... STAITWk
Wants, To Lets, etc
Society Gosslo. Theatrical Xotes T?
O. A. It News. National UaardNewsTi
Business cards. "
Every Hay bclenee Statt''
financial. Easiness Cards.
Sporting Review ...P
league daaes. ' League ATersgss.i
Tbe Life of a Bacer Gioeoe T. 1
Tristan and Isolde (i. U. i
Belles With Mnsele Bessie-BsawsmI
A Drowsy Subject STATT Wrs
A Cordial Greeting.. James Tatt
Amusement Notices. K 9
Business Cards. -'"'-r
X Beared Monarch TaAjrxG. CarpsstskI
A SOldlersfBrldO ELIZABETH EACON CUffHHtl
The Woman with Three Koses......,K. a. BXAeXi
Select Socialists M. X. 1
The Fireside Sphinx.
The JJnke aad the Wltch..EBsrsrH. Hacr
The Third Degree Bexjauix NohtmopI
ADayWllhaPopc Fjixdibick SAjrwasrJ
jnoraij ana aunners.... .....A CLl
Apples and Actors
Love at lug's Head .yr. Comwl
Clara Belle's Cast .....Claba'Bs1
iurce no jm, women ..O-tml