Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 25, 1889, Image 1

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That Unknown, Starved
Death in a Church Cellar,
a Pious Lunatic.
Who Was the Mad Stranger, and
How Could She Live so Long?
All Ml. Vernon Viewing iho Rcnintnt With
ont Shadow of Identification The Sexton
TTasYVntticdof HerllnnntlngtbeChnrch
Cellar He Tlionr-ht, Two Months Ago,
It Was Only a Ghost Story She Knelt In
the Mad and Worshiped Rats Gnawed
II cr Clothes While She blcpt.
That dreadful discovery by Bev. Father
Coles, in the cellar of his Jit Vernon
Church, briefly reported by telegraph in
The Dispatch of yesterday, has developed
a remarkable mystery, hinging upon insane
manifestations. The dead woman found
starred in the cellar has not yet been identi
fied. Boys, who for weeks had seen her
face at the window, thought she was a ghost.
New York, Septembers!. No one of the
hundreds of people who all day have looked
upon the face cf the woman who died on
Saturday after being taken from the cellar
of the Church of the Sacred Heart, in Mount
Vernon, was able to say who she was. The
remains lay in the morgue, in the rear of
Burr, Davis & Son's undertaking ware-
rooms on Fourth avenue.
The woman's face was greatly emaciated,
and her body was reduced almost to a
skeleton. Her hair was cut short and
combed back from her forehead. Her
clothing was plain but very neat. She wore
a black cassimere waist and overskirt, and
a Scotch plaid underskirt. Her shoes were
French kid buttoned gaiters, and had been
purchased at Alexander's, on Sixth avenue.
She had a pocketbook and reticule. In
the latter was a five dollar bill and thirty
cents in change, and a letter to Louis
Turgis, a dealer in Catholic books, on Bar
clay street. Another 3 bill was found near
the body on the muddy floor of the cellar.
It was torn about the edges and had evi
dently been
The autopsy performed by Dr. Goodwin
added to the mystery of the case. The
woman's stomach was found to be entirely
empty, her lungs wasted away and her vital
organs in a state of paralysis. The woman
was a consumptive, but had starved to
Coroner Nordquest put off the inquest for
a week, honing ,I,at the mystery surround
ing the woman's death would th Jw cleared
up.-"He had a photograph taken of the
body as it lay on the marble slab
Investigation, instead ot identifying the
woman, brought to light many facts to add
to the horror of the story. That this woman,
whose dying groans had been heard by the
Eev. Father Coles, and who was taken from
the cellar to die at the altar in the church,
had lived in the dismal hole for two months,
and had been slowly starving herself to
death, without the knowledge of the pyest
or of the sexton, John Brady, seems almost
beyond belief. Yet these were facts.
The woman first appeared in Mount
Veruon about two months ago. She spent
eo much time about the church that she at
tracted the attention of Janitor Howland,
who has charge of the public school op
posite the church on South Fifth avenue.
Mr. Howland said his little boy saw the
woman looking out of the cellar window
night after night, and added that the boys
and avenged their fright by throwing stones
at the window in which the face always ap
peared. The appearance of the window was
ample corroboration of this statement. The
glass was broken and a number of stones
were found on the floor in the cellar.
"Why didn't you notify Father Coles of
this?" Mr. Howland was asked.
"Well, I notified Mr. Kirby, the sexton,
who had charge of the church before Mr.
Brady took his place. He said it was a
ghost story and didn't take any stock in it.
"When one sees a woman walk into a cellar
and then alterward sees her looking out of
the window there is little room for doubt
about it I knew she was there, and can't
understand why others didn't know it"
A boy named Archer, who phyed with
the Howland boys, also saw the woman. He
says she frightened all the boys one night
when they were playing tag around the
churchyard. The Archer boy said that at
first they thought they saw a ghost and ran
across the street Then they threw stones at
the window. "The face," he added, "al
ways went out of sight when the stones be
gan to fly."
Ex-Sexton Kirby admits that Mr. How
land had informed him of the woman's
presence in the cellar. "I paid no atten
tion to the story," said Mr. Kirby, "be
cause I thought it was one of Howland's
fanciful yarns. It turns out, however, that
the ghost story had some truth in it"
It was rumored about Mount Vernon that
Sexton Brady knew of the woman's pres
ence in the cellar and had cjectsdheron
more than one occasion. Mr. Brady and
Father Coles both indignantly denied this
rumor when they were questioned about it
It is very probable that the woman, who
ever she may be, was insane about religion.
There are signs that during the two months
she lived in the cellar she spent a good deal
of time on her knees. Near her bed of
cedar twigs two indentations are visible in
the soft clay floor that had apparently been
made by her bended knees and her clothing
bears marks of having been rubbed and
soiled by the wearer in her devotions. She
wore a scapular and the Agnes Dei around
ber neck, and both of these emblems of the
Catholic faith. were found when she was di
covered dying.
That the woman lived as long as she did
in such a dismal place ic a remarkable' cir
cumstance. The air in the cellar was so
heavy and damp as to make it almost un
bearable. A garment that had belonged to
the woman was found on the floor.
It was
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covered with blue mold and was completely
rotted. Not ten feet from where the woman
made her bed runs a stream of water, and
the odo'r it throws off is far from pleasant
The rats ran about with a complete disre
gard of the visitors in the cellar, and an ex
amination of the dead woman's clothes
showed that they had been torn by the hun
gry rodents. None bnt an insane person
could have lived in such a place.
The idea has been broached that perhaps
the dead woman was Miss Virginia Wagner,
the missing Brooklvn school teacher, who
has been missing since July 3 last, but it
was conclusively established that this was a
poor guess. Mrs. Sanford, with whom Miss
"Wagner boarded, sent word that the descrip
tion of the dead woman did not fit the
school teacher in any particular. Mr.
"Wagner, of Paterson, N. J., the father of
Virginia, also said that the description did
not agree in any way with that of his
Miss "Wagner was not in the least insane.
She was a Protestant nominally, but never
very earnest or regular in her religious
Sad Story of a French Woman Found Imano
nnd Deserted.
New Yokk, September 24. A young
French woman, who said she was Josephine
Brnn, and that she was the sweetheart of a
count named De 3Iores, was found wander
ing about the Pennsylvania Railroad station
on Sunday. Papers and an order for a second-class
ticket to Chicago, showed that she
arrived here on the steamship Bothnia,
from Liverpool, on Friday. She was taken
to Castle Garden. Dr. Vinton examined
her, and pronounced her insane. Investi
gation by Castle Garden officials revealed
that her "story of having been the sweetheart
of a man named De Mores was true. She
had this letter, which he wrote to her about
six weeks ago:
I do not wish yon to return to mo. When you
do not drink you are one of the nicest of
women; but, unfortunately,! yon cannot ab
stain. The life that. you havoledme since
cterday has decided me to send you back to
St. Etienne. My brother will always nay yon a
pension of $25 a month, and in case that I die.
you will have the income of my estate during
your lifetime.
Detective Croden ascertained that the
young woman had left this city on a French
line steamship, in August last, to go to St
Etienne. She had $100 to pay her passage,
and (25 for incidental expenses. She
changed her mind when she got to Havre,
and went to Liverpool, where she bought a
second-cabin ticket on the Bothnia. She
will be sent back to-morrow provided that
agents on the Bothnia do not refuse to take
her, which they may do on the ground that
she has been in this conntry several years.
Criminal Carelessness Causes a Horrible
Disaster in the Snbnrbs of Chicago
FIvo Lives Iiosl Tho ttc-
sponslblo Engineer
Has Fled.
Chicago, September 24. Five innocent
lives paid the penalty of the wanton care
lessness of a railroad engineer, at the corner
of Vincennes avenue and Eighty-seventh
street this evening. The G:18 suburban
train on the Bock Island road daily
leaves at this point, the "Washington
Heights coach, which a moment
later is caught up by the dummy
engine and hauled over the main line to
Washington Heights. This evening this
car was Telt at this point as usual, when a
moment later the passengers were horrified
to fee in the rear oi them and bearing down
on them at the rate of12 miles an hour, a
heavy freight train'of tbocanierroad.
There was no time lor fiieht. The enei-
-neer had reversed his engine, but the effect
was hardly perceptible, and with almost un
diminished speed the huge engine.propelled
by the heavy train, plowed into the pas
senger coach until the locomotive was en
tirely hidden in thewreck. "Wild shrieks and
groans announced the horror of the disaster,
and as the white steam formed in a thick
cloud around the scene, the terrified specta
tors realized that the ill-fated passengers on
the "Washington Heights coach were being
roasted alive.
Strange to say not a person was killed by
the force of the shock, every life that was
lost being solely attributable to the scalding
steam that enveloped the coach. The dead,
as they were taken out, were found to be
literally roasted. The flesh dropped from
the hands and limbs and the glaring eyes
told the horror of the experience
that had welcomed them at the threshold of
death. Five persons were instantlv killed
I and as many more seriously injured. The
wrecK appears to nave been entirely due to
the almost criminal carelessness of engineer
Seth Twombly, son of the master mechanic
of the road. Twombley at once took to
flight and has not since been heard from.
The Cigar makers' Union In Favor of Rc
talnlnc the Internal RcvcnuoTnx.
New Yoek, September 24. The internal
revenue tax on cigars and tobacco was the
main topic of discussion in the convention
of the Cigar Makers' International Union
to-day. In his biennial report, President
Strasser had spoken in favor of the reten
tion of the internal revenue tax, and recom
mended in case its repeal should he pro
posed at the coming session of Congress, the
continuance of the union's protest against
snch a measure. The committee on officers'
reports reported adversely to the President's
recommendation. A minority report was
also submitted in its favor. The minority
report was adopted by a vote of 12C to 20.
Adolph Strasser, of Buffalo, was re
elected Presfdent of the International
Union, receiving 107 votes out of the 127
cast Other officers were elected as follows:
First Vice President, George "W. Perkins,
of Albany; Second Vice President, Samuel
Gompers, of New York; Third Vice Presi
dent, "William V. Todd, of Toronto. The
Fonrth Vice President will be elected to
For tho Republican Gnbernatorlal Nomina
tion In the Stato of Mississippi.
Jackson, Miss., September 24. Dele
gates to the Republican State Convention,
which meets here to-morrow, are arriving
and the prospects are that it will be largely
attended. There is little interest for the
nominations. Chambers being the only
prominent candidate much spoken of for
There seems to be little question that he
can get the nomination if hedesires it, and
as little about his wanting it There will
be a pretty strong sentiment against making
any nomination, bnt it is doubttul if it will
be'strong enough to control the convention.
Convicts Running Risks of Fatally Injuring
Themselves to Avoid Labor.
Saxem, Ore., September 24. A remark
able mania has taken possession of the con
victs in the penitentiary here within the past
year. Three of them have performed sui
ampntation to avoid work. John Suell, a
colored convict whose horror of labor has
led to this desperate remedy, Ibis morning
he placed his lelt hand on a board and
deliberately, with one stroke of a hatchet.
cut off the fingers. He was 'sentenced for
five vears. one of which he had served. He
is a stout, hearty fellow, but very lazy.
Ths Totes Cast for Bonlangor Will Not be
Considered The General Charges
the Government With Fraud.
bnt Is Still Hopeful.
Paeis, September 24. All the members
of the Cabinet have returned to Paris. A
Ministerial council, which will be presided
over by President Carnot, will be held at
the Elysee to-morrow. The new Chamber
of Deputies will be summoned to meet in
November. It is now estimated that the
supporters of the Government will comprise
300 Moderate Republicans and 65 members
of the Left M. Herve has gone to Rich
mond, England, for the purpose of con
ferlng with the Count of Paris. MM.
Laguere and Naquet have gone to London
to meet General Boulanger.
The Chamber is certain to annul the
elections ot General Boulanger and Count
Dillon. In order to secure the election of
the P.epublican candidates wherever pos
sible on the second ballots in the districts
in which two Republicans ran Sunday, the
one who received the smaller number of
votes will retire in favor of the one who
polled the greater number.
The French Republican journals are
jubilant over the result of Sunday's election
for members ot the Chamber ot Deputies,
and say that the second ballots will only
add to the success of the Republicans.
They regret the defeat of M. Jules Ferry,
and express the hope the defeat will only
be temporary.
A dispatch- from London says: In an
Interview to-day, General Boulanger saidhe
had no hope of his party having a majority
in the new Chamber of Deputies. He had
not, however, lost faith in the future. The
Government, he declared, had everywhere
stolen votes with raven-like characteristics.
Tho Republican majority may prove un
manageable, he saia, and- the country
will soon be calling him to power.
One of tho Victims of the Quebec Disaster
Rescued After Many Days Several
Dead Bodies Recovered, bat
More in tho Debris.
Quebec, September 24. At 9 o'clock
this morning the laborers at work at the
ruins caused by the recent land slide heard
a slight moan under a heap of wreckage,
and digging vigorously soon.reached Joseph
Kemp. "When extricated, Kemp', who is 72
years of age, was still able to speak, after
having been buried 100 hours. Father Mc
Carney administered tho sacrament to the
apparently dying man, Kemp answering the
prayer. Stimulants were administered
and hopes are now entertained that Kemp
will recover. Intense excitement prevailed,
and the full forceof city and harbor police had
hard work to keep back the anxious crowd.
Shortly after Kemp was taken out, the
corpse of Mrs. O'Dowd, aged 72 years, was
recovered. The body was badly mutilated.
Mrs. O'Dowd was rocking a cradle and knit
ting a stocking when the avalanche of rock
came down. She was knocked through a
window and killed. "When ionnd, she still
held her knitting work. The coroner's in
quest into the cause of the death of those
who lost their lives in the disaster was
opened this morning.
This afternoon the remains of John Henry
were found under the ruins. The body was
doubled in two, and Splinters of all sizes
were sticking in the flesh. The body of
Henry's wife was found a few feet away.
She had in her hand pieces of broken plates
and a fork. She died while preparing her
husband's supper. The work of clearing
away the debris is still going on with vigor.
There are still from 10 to 12 bodies under
the rnins.
Progress in the Rehearing of a Mnn Con
demned to bo Hanged.
NewYobk, September 24. "When the
Giblin hearing was resumed before Referee
Douras to-day, Ambrose H. Purdy told of
the little he did during the short time he
was Giblin's counsel. As Giblin could not
come to them the referee and the lawyers
went to him. His examination took place in
the Warden's office, at the prison entrance
to tbe Tombs. Giblin shook hands warmly
with a reporter he recognized, but took
little or no notice of his wife,
who was present. His testimony was
practically a repetition of what he
said at the trial, with additions which
he evidently considered important Giblin
Was glib enough in telling his story. "When
he had to account, oncross-examination, for
some metal plates, evidently dies for mak
ing bogus silver dollars, which were found
in his lodgings, he said that he got the
plates to make a galvanic battery, but
showed small knowledge Of tbe article in
Four of the plates, which were copper, he
said he bought at a junk shop; the fifth, of
lead, a friend gave him. He had also to
acknowledge that a bit of paper, inscribed
with words found only on silver certificates,
was in his handwriting. Having identified
the cartridge belt fonud in his house, which
Mr. Jerome spoke of, he said he owned a
revolver several years ago, but not at the
time of the shooting.
Tho Arrest of n Mnn Who Acts Like a Mad
Dog in Chicago.
Chicago, September 24. Police Officer
McDonald noticed a colored man who acted
in a suspicious manner, darting in and out
of alleys and running through yards and
across lots. He caught up with the fellow
and questioned him as to what he was doing
in that neighborhood. Before the negro,
whose name is John Siler, had uttered three
words he began to bark like a dog and run
around in a circle, groaning and whining.
McDonald grew frightened and thought he
had run into the arms of a victim of rabies.
The officer clapped a pair of handcuffs on
the strange man's wrists and pulled for the
wagon. The "dog man" fought the officer
like a bull terrier, biting and tearing his
clothes almost completely off. "When ar
raigned this morning Siler began to howl
and whine like a dog.
Tho Country Is Very Dry, and a Disastrous
Conflagration Is Feared.
San Fbancisco, September 24. In
formation was received this afternoon that
extensive forest fires commented raging last
night in the redwood forests, San Mateo
county, south of this city. The fire is spread
ing to-day, and a number of saw mills are
in danger. Much damage has already been
done, and there seems to be no prospect of
checking the progress of the flames soon,
though' men are fighting the fire.
Alorest fire is also raging near Santa
Rosa, north of this city. The country is
very dry and a disastrous conflagration is
The Sultan Has Acceded to the Spanish
Government's Demands.
Tangiebs, September 24. The 'Spanish
corvette Navara has sailed, for the Riff
coast On board of the corvette is a com
mission from the Sultan charged to order
the immediate release ol the Spanish sailors
recently captured byBiffians.
Relations between Morocco and Spain
continne friendly. The Sultan declares his
determination to accede td the just demands
of Spain,
Senator Quay Thinks $100,000 Wouia
Assist Him in His Battle.
Candidate Bigler Professes to be Greatly
Encouraged of late.
Chairman Andrews Assesses State Employes for Cam
. palm Expenses.
Senator Quay says ?100,000 would help
Mahone greatly in his campaign. He
doesn't say he has thai -cum at hand, though,
for such a purpose. Candidate Bigler
claims to be greatly encouraged in his race
after a tour through several counties. Chair
man Andrews has assessed State employes 3
per cent of their, salaries for campaign pur
Philadelphia, September 24. United
States Senator Matthew Stanley Quay
reached the Continental Hotel to-night,
alone and unannounced. He came from
Washington, where he had been for a day,
and in his customary quiet way said that
his mission is private and in no way polit
ical. "When it was suggested that the Na
tional Chairman had been in consultation
with Mahone's friends he mildly disclaimed
any knowledge of the Virginia campaign,
remarking: "I have not heard from Gen
eral Mahone since his nomination."
"Do you think he can win his fight?" was
"I am not in ,a, position to advance an
opinion that would count for much. At the
same time, I should think Mahone will win.
It is not probable that he would take the
nomination uuless he thought he could be
elected. No man knows the State ot Vir
ginia better than General Mahone, and I
guess he knows his fight"
"It is reported, Colonel, that you have.
?100,000 for him?"
IX Vf OULD BE handy.
At this the Senator seemed to be very
much amused and answered with a campaign
smile: "If I had, it might help him in the
"When the talk drifted upon federal ap
pointments, and when the changes are to be
made, Colonel Quay said; "I do not know
when they will come, but I suppose not un
til the President returns to "Washington."
The chairman was interested in the ex
isting Democratic wrangle over "the indorse
ment of District Attorney Graham, and
asked m3ny questions about it. His opinion
was that it' might be better for Candidate
Boyer if a straight Democratic ticket should
be 'placed in the field, as it would tend to
increase the Republican vote for the State
ticket. In regard to the proposed civil
service resolution at tho Pittsburg Club
Convention, the Senator had no opinion to
express as to its advisability, but said that
he had no idea it would receive favorable
consideration, under any circumstances.
Senator Quay will return to Washington
to-morrow night.
A special from Harrisburg says: E. A.
Bigler, Democratic candidate for State
Treasurer, was in the city to-day, and
'alked rather freely of the campaign. He
has not started on a reeular tour o
a regular tour ot ftie&v-ihe Daytona are desperate characters,
State, but has visited a number of counties
and felt the political pulse of the people as
thoroughly as his brief stays would permit.
This little missionary work has been rather
gratifying to him, as it has shown a much
better promise of success than he bad antic
ipated when he agreed to accept the nomi
nation unanimously tendered him by the
Democratic State Convention.
No divisions were found in his party,
while the Republicans were having various
differences in a number of counties not
ably Berks, Lancaster, Carbon and Clear
field. These fights were due to tbe deter
mination of Quay to make Delamater the
Republican candidate for Governor next
year, and would in all probability conduce
materially to the advantage of the Demo
cratic party.
in to wnr IP HE CAN.
Candidate Bigler says he was not anxious
for the nomination for State Treasurer, but,
having been chosen, he feels it bis duty to
do the best he can to be elected. He pro
poses soon to make a tour of the State, and
he is not unmindful of the fact that his com
petitory Speaker Boyer, is now freely ming
ling with the voters of Pennsylvania.
Reference having been made to the fact
that the risks of a State Treasurer in making
disposition of the publio Tunds were away
out of proportion to the salary of $5,000 a
year he receives, he said he had no fears
of personal losses, as he would go into the
office, if elected, untrammeled by
any political or personal considerations,
and would therefore select depositories
ot tbe State s money, or wnose commercial
stability there could be no doubt. The State
would then not only be secure from losses,
bnt his bond of $500,000 would be perfectly
safe. He gave a very strong intimation
that no bank would be allowed to have the
enormous State deposits which Kenible's,
of Philadelphia, (the People's) constantly
has intrnsted to its keeping considerably
in excess of tbe amount of the security re
quired from the 6tate Treasurer.
Details of IhePlan by Which New Yorkers
Toted In Brooklyn.
Bbookltn, September 24. Police 'Jus
tice Kenna has issued a warrant for the ar
rest of Michael Scanlan, who provided the
big gang of "floaters" for service at the late
Republican primary in the Twentieth ward.
The six prisoners who pleaded guilty to the
charge of attempting to vote illegally, have
withdrawn their plea, and theywill be tried
with the other three prisoners, ou Friday.
Colonel A. S. Bacon, who is'prosecutingthe
prisoners in the interest of the Nichols fac
tion, said to-day:
One drove of these colonizers assembled by
appointment at the New York entrance of the
bridge, at 11 o'clock, on the dav of thn mimnrv.
There was snch a gang of them that they were
dispersed by the police. They reassembled and
were conducted by a man who paid all their
fares to Callahan's saloon, at 796 Fulton street,
this city. There were so many of them that the
place was crowded to overflowing, and half of
them were taken to Leich's saloon. The plan
followed was to take six or eight men at a time,
give to each a slip of paper with a name and
address that he was to vote upon, and conduct
them to within a half block or the polling
place and tell them to get in the line. There
was a good deal of this fine work done before
tbe worst looking gang of all was arrested, '
Chairman Andrews SInhcs a 3 Per Cent
Assessment on State Employes.
Hakeisbueg, September 24. Chairman
Andrews, of the Republican State committee,
has informed the clerks and other em
ployes on the hill that a 3 per cent assess
ment on their salaries is due for campaign
purposes. The demanded contribution from
each clerk is $42.
Pictnrcs Do Not Serm to Par.
NewYobk, September 24. The Graphic,
an afternoon pictorial paper, has suspended
publication, and the office is now in the
hands of the Sheriff. The cause of suspen
sion is said to be a lack of funds,' 4.
SEPTEMBER 25, 1889.
Emmons to bo Worried at niehfleld Springs
To-Day Tho Secretary of State a
Few Minutes In Utlcn HU
Future Flans.
Utica, N. T., September 24. Secretary
Blaine spent IS minutes in Utica, this after
noon, before going ,to Richfield Springs to
witness the marriage of his son "Walter to
Miss McOormlck. "While his special train
was in the depot a number of Uticans paid
their respects to fiim H,e has not been
in this city since- he ran unsuccessfully
for President in 1884. It was expected
that the Secretary would he met at the
depot by a large number of Republicans,
but not a man who is in any way connected
with politics in this city was present A
Presbyterian minister, a brewer, and a hop
dealer, were tbe notables who shook hands
With him. The others who brushed by the
.porter were the train hands and, ladies.
"How are the crops looking in this sec
tion?" was the first thing Mr. Blaine asked,
after he had seated himself beside a table on
which was a deck of cards. "I think this
is a beautiful country, and I am sorry I did
not settle here," he said to a gentleman.
To The Dispatch correspondent the
Secretary of State said he had enjoyed his
visit to Bar Harbor, and was in excellent
health. "About the State convention? No,
I don't know what the Republicans will do,
but I trust they will have a harmonious
gathering, which I think they will have. I
have paid no attention to what it going on
in politics, and all I have in mind is my
son's coming marriage. After the wedding
I will go back to Washington in company
with Mrs. Blaine and resume my duties .at
the State Department"
The arrangements for the Blaine-McCor-mick
wedding have been completed, and
nothing remains to have it an enjoyable
event but fine weather. Guests from New
York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago"
have been arriving in this city to-day in
large numbers, on their way to Bichfield.
The hridemaids and flower girls ore at Rich
field, as are also the of&ciatingclergymen.
Mr. Blaine is looking quite pale, and
those who saw him to-day noticed the marked
change in his appearance since he was in
Utica last. The Blaine party arrived In
Richfield at 7 o'clock" this evening. They
will leave the Springs Thursday afternoon
at 2;15 for New York.
The Dayton Brothers How Charged With
Holding Up a Train.
rsrzcxu. teieqbam to the sispatce.
Salt Lake City, September 24.
About four weeks' ago James Rumerill and
Charles Curtis were arrested in South
eastern Utah, charged with having held up
and robbed the passengers on the Bio
Grande and "Western train near Thompson's
Springs, Utah, August 6. They had a
preliminary bearing before United States
Commissioner Norrell, who bound them over
to await the action of the grand jury, and
being unable to give bond they are now in
carcerated in the Utah penitentiary. From
facts which have since been unearthed it is
quite clear that they are not guilty oi the
ofiense, hut that two brothers named
Edward Dayton and J,. E. Dayton are. The
Daytons were arrested last Tuesday in
Ogden for a bold robbery two weeks ago of
one of the proprietors of Maiden's gambling
saloon. The proprietor was about leaving
the saloon for home at 2 o'clock in the
morning, with a bag of money in his hand,
when Ed Dayton pointed a gun at his head
and forced him to give up the bag. United
States Deputy Marshal Pratt and Sheriff
Belknap will claim the f 1,000 reward of-
(arcA Ivw tlid 1??A flrnnila anil WAetfirn fnar?
Both claim to be natives ot sevier county,
Utah. They had with them "Winchester
rifles, revolvers,' four ammunition belts and
a supply of dynamite, powder and cart
ridges. It was learned that they had laid
all their plans for holding up the Utah and
Northern train when a lavorable opportu
nity presented itself.
An Amateur Balloonist Meets Death nt a
County Fair.
Richfield Springs, N. Y., September
24. At the annual fair of Otsego county,
being held in the village of Cooperstown, 16
miles south of here, there occurred a sad
death this afternoon. The principal feature
of the day was a balloon ascension to be
made by Edward Walsworth, of Ilion, N.
Y., an amateur balloonist. About 4 o'clock
the balloon was ready, and he entered with
out fear. He had a parachute with him,
and was to descend when he
was up about a mile in the
air. Cooperstown is situated on Otsego
Lake, and as the wind was in the direction
of the lake he was carried out some distance
from the shore. When about a mile up he
descended Irom the'balloon with his para
chute. The wind hastily carried him to
ward the middle of the lake, and when he
dropped he was a mile and a half from the
shore, and was drowned.
The spectators saw that he was going to
meet a perilous death, and many went out
in boats, but they were too late. The ascen
sion was the prettiest ever seen in Coopers
town, and the balloon went up like a charm.
It is thought that Walsworth did not see
his danger when he descended. He was an
amateur at the business, his first ascension
being in Herkimer, N. Y., some few weeks
An Illinois Man Now Snid to be Under
Serlons Consideration.
Washington, September 24. To-night
the friends of General Powell, of Illinois.are
hopeful that he willjbe selected by President
Harrison to succeed Corporal Tanner as
Pension Commissioner. He was -prominent
before the conntry in connection with this
appointment lastspring,and it was said that
for several days the President was unable to
decide between him and Corporal Tanner,
and it is this which gives them confidence
now. General Powell is a resident of Belle
ville, and a prominent G. A. R. man of that
A. B. Williams, of Kansas, whose name
has been used in connection with this office,
is said by Western men to be really seeking
appointment as District Attorney for Kan
sas, and that his visit to Deer Park was
upon that errand and not as candidate for
Commissioner of Pensions.
The Director ol tho Mint Has Sent In His
Washington, September 24. The Sec
retary of the Treasury has accepted the
resignation of Dr. James P. Kimball, of
Pennsylvania, as Director of the Mint, to
take effect October 15, and has granted him
leave of absence until that date.
Mr. Edward O'Leech, computer in the
office, is now acting as director, with the
understanding that he will be appointed to
the directorship as soon as the office be
comes vacant.
Tito Children Attempt to Start the Fire,
With Fatal Results.
Fkedeeick, Md"., September 24. Two
grandchildren of William Lee, of this
county, aged 6 and 9 years, while alone in
the house, attempted to start a fire with the
contents of a coal oil can. The oil exploded
and the children were burned to death,
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ffl the jusrs hands:
The Fate of Ives, the Young Napo
leon, Will Soon be Decided.
Colonel fellows Demolishes the
Hopes of the, Defense.
After. WaitlnUatlli MlJaJsW t a Terllet tie CKrt
z ' Adjoar&ed.
The Ives case is now in tho bands or the
jury. The arguments were closed yesterday
afternoon, after which thejury was charged
in an impartial manner. Several hours
laterthe-body came in for further instruc
tions, but failed to reach a verdict
New YOBK, September. 24. When
Napoleon Ives arose in his cell in the
Tombs to-day he confidently expected to bid
farewell to the cold and gloomy prison. If
was, to all appearance, the last day of his
trial, and the indications were favorable to
a miscarriage of justice. The defense had
apparently made a strong impression upon
thejury, although no man who had listened
to the evidence could possibly believe thai
Ives was not guilty of the crime charged.
Woodruff, the accomplice and informer,
was on all hands regarded as the mainstay,
the anchor of the people's case. Before the
day had passed, however, an astonished
jury, a surprised counsel and a disconcerted
criminal had heard Colonel Fellows indig
nantly throw aside the evidence of the in
former as. altogether unimportant, and had
heard him "prove by the written testimony,
most of which was contained in the books of
the conspirators themselves, that crime had
been committed as alleged and that the
guilt oi the prisoner was clear beyond the
perad venture of a doubt,
The skill, the logic and the clearness with
which the facts were presented astonished
everyone nndmade Lawyer Brooke remark
at the day's end that Colonel Fellows' sum
ming up had been one of the finest demon
strations of legal ability he had ever wit
nessed. Colonel Fellows finished his ad
dress to thejury at 330 o'clock.
In closing, Mr. Fellows said that in all
his experience, extending over 30 years, he
never kpew of another case where all the
charges were so clearly proven as in this,
and on the other hand a case where the de
fense was so feeble. At this point Mr.
Brooke took exception, stating that the
statement had a tendency to intimidate the
jury. The objection was overruled.
At 3:41 Recorder Smythe began his
charge to the jury Referring to Woodruff's
testimony tbe Recorder said that the jury
could not bring in a verdict of guilty
against the prisoner unless it was corrobo
rated to their satisfaction. The Recorder's
address was quite lengthy.
On the whole it was Impartial, and was a
clear exposition of the facts and the law
governing them. Shortly before 6 o'clock
the jury retired. At 9:45 the jury sent a
communication to the Recorder asking for
further instructions. They were taken to
the courtroom, which was still crowded.
They asked to have a portion of the Be
I corder's charge read to them from the steno
graphers notes. .Lawyer Brtoke strenu
ously objected to the readlne of the steno
grapher's notes, and took an exception to,
l.n D.MAM A.'. .nliMM ntiA .MW-. I.M. ..,,.
uig .ucbuiuci .iuiuki JLuojuijT ncic agaiu
sent back to their room. At 11:35, as the
jury had not reached a verdict, Recorder
Smythe locked them up for the night.
The President Receives aTborono'h Drench
ing on His West Vlrslnia Tonr.
DeeePaek, Md., September 24. Presi
dent Harrison and Senator Henry 6. Davis
returned to Deer Park at 8.30 to-night, after
one of the stormiest trips that any President
of the United States has taken is the last
quarter of a century? It rained constantly,
and even the President'? mackintosh and
high rubber boots could not entirely protect
him Irom a drenching. The party reached
Elkins, W. Va., the terminus of the West
Virginia Central road, about midday, where
they spent an hour taking their dinner in
the private car "West Virginia." To-morrow
the President and Mrs. Harrison, ex
Senator and Mrs. Henry G. Davis and Mr.
and Mrs. Elijah Halford will attend the
centennial celebration at Cumberland. They
will leave here at 10 A. it., returning at
5 p. M.
Private Secretary Halford says to-night
that the President will leave for Washing
ton on Friday, as he wished to do a day's
work there this week, and, leaving on Sat
urday, nothing can be accomplished until
Monday. It is intimated that there will be
a conference with Secretary Noble on Sat
urday that will decide tbe Pension Com mis
sionership. SETTLED FOR A SEASON.-
Pennsylranla Soldiers' Outrages In the
Capital Not to be Punished.
Washington, September 24. A matter
which has been hanging fire ever since the
day of Harrison's inauguration was tem
porarily, if not finally, disposed of to-day by
an opinion of Attorney Riddle, counsel for
the District. During the inauguration cer
emonies some of the Pennsylvania soldiers
on a spree virtually looted the boarding
house of Isabella Johnson. The woman de
manded redress from the Commissioners,
who, a few days ago, in a letter, eferred the
case to Mr. Riddle, who to-day rendered the
following opinion:
In an Ideal municipality, armed with ample
power and means, there wonld De no Injustice,
perhaps, in holding it responsible for loss by
mobs or other acts of violence. I know of no
existing rule or law by which the district can
be made responsible for the loss named, none
ot the particulars of which are brought to my
notice. The District in this, as in all cases,
must be shown guilty of malfeasance or negli
gent non-feasance. The case, together with
former outrages committed by the Pennsyl
vania militia, should be reported to Congress
for its Information ana action.
The Pennsylvania Doleates Arrive Early
on the Scene of Action.
Kansas Citt, September 24. Large
numbers of bankers from all parts of the
country, delegates to the annual convention
of the American Bankers' Association,
which convenes here to-morrow, arrived in
the city to-day and to-night. The Pennsyl
vania delegates arrived in a body at noon,
under charge of W. H. Rhawn, of Philadel
phia, and W. E. Schmertz, or Pittsburg.
As the delegates arrive they are met at
the Union depot by reception committees,
and escorted to the hotels, where quarters
have been provided for them. The conven
tion Will be called to order to-morrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
White Cnps Pay for Their Fnn.
Vinton, Ia., September 24. To-day six
of the eight Vanhom "White Cappers"
p'lealed guilty, and were fined $200 and one
day in the county jail
A. Torres Bants From a Great Jfevr Crete
Water Mala, Fteedios; a BaWe
Trabnlre Belayed, but Hoc
Wrecked by id x
New Yobx, September 24 A torei rf
water burst from the big CrotoHl water
main, just north of theFreemont staHoa,
on the j Harlem Railroad sfirt!y
after 9 o'cloek to-night, and ia afcw.aia
utes the tracks were to submerged t&ai tbe
running oif trains was impossible, v -
The New York CentralandHH5JoR Biver
Railroad Company1 ia spendisg iwaethfeg
like 92,000,000 in sinking aad raising
lb tracks on this line at the read
crossings, and an army of laborers is e
gaged in: the work, which is in that coadi
tion nqw which makes any such-aeeidest as
that which happened to-night especially
The trains- that were delayed "were the
Boston, the "White Plains local and the New
Haven local, which were due at the Grand
Central station at 11, H and
11:50, trains for Boston and the
11-35 train from Stamford. The "bridge
crossing' the street just north of the Fremont
station was undermined, and it1 settled so
that one of the engineers said that tbe en
gines could not go under it without danger
Of losing their smokestacks.
The flood of water undermined the big
gas main which crossed the track, and when
the New Haven train which left the Grand
Central station "at 9-20 o'clock passed
over it, ity cracked and a volume
of gas poured ort. A spark' from the fire
bed of the engine ignited the gas, and
there was a tremendous explosion, which
shook the town up in a live fash
ion and hroogh the majority of the
residents of Fremont running out of their
houses in fear, The headlight of the engine
was blown 0 feet away; but the engine was
not otherwise damaged, and resumed its
journey. Tie gas filled we streets, and the
lights grew flinL It waa ' finally turned o
The water from the main poured forth for
more than two hours, when it was turned
off. There were rumors that a num
ber of bridges, had been greatly in
jured, bulnothlrrg definite could be learned.
It.is not 'likely that trains will be able to
run until the injured bridge is repaired and
the water soaks away below the level of the
fireboxes of the engines.
ft & TBAHf m JAIL
The Author Arrested. Ia Bostoa Becaase ef
an Old Debt He 1 Glad of an
Opportunity1 lo Stady the
Sfassachosetts Prisons.
Boston, September 24. George Francis
Train was arrested at noon f&day in his
room at the Tremont House, and is now In
the custody of Deputy Sheriff Fitzpatrick.
He was arrested on a writ sworn out by O.
M. Spflleroa a judgment for $1,000. SpUler
belongs in Toledo. Mr. Train says that In
1872 he guaranteed $70 for John A. Lant,
editor of the Toledo Sun, to buy type with.
Lant told him he would not be called upon
to pay the amount, and simply asked kins to
guarantee it. Spiller, Train says, is a
pawnbroker, and he advanced .some of the
In 1876 he got judgment against Train in
Toledo for $100, and tour years later wanted
to settle, so Train says, for 850. Train says
Lanttoldhim that he had paid it all. Spiller
then got judgment for $36 J, and now, after
13 years, comes with.'the amount swollen to
$1,000. -
Train was taken before Judge Healy, of
the Poor Debtor Session'' pt Municipal
Court. He declined' the assistance of law
yers, aBd-M lw refused. to-vIve beads' or
take the poor debtors bath, he was com
mitted, to the' county jail and later taken to
that institution. He declared thai he de
sired an opportunity to study the inside
workings of the Massachusetts prisons.
Steps Being Taken In St. IouIs lo
tinne a Desperate Strugaic.
St, Louis, September 24. The rival
factions in the beer war thathas been raging
in St. Louis for the past few month, com
posed on one side of the Brewery Trust, em
bracing in its ranks all the breweries of
the citjr with the exception of Anhauser
Busch, Lerap's, and Ahert's, and on the
other of the associated saloon keepers, under
the leadership of the Banner Brewing Com
pany of Cincinnati, are now preparing for
the final and desperate struggle which is to
decide the question of the supremacy ot the
trust. Ellis Wainwright, president of the
trust, is in command of the local brewery
forces, and Treasurer Darosont, of the
Banner Brewing Company, arrived
from Cincinnati this morning, to
map out the line of action of
the opposition. The principal object of
Mr. Darosont's visit is to perfect, as far as
possible, the details for the erection of a.
large brewery in this city, to be rnn on the'
co-operative plan and in opposition to the
combine of breweries now controlling nearly
all the beer trade.
During his stay the Treasurer of the Ban
ner Brewing Company will consult with all
the local saloon keepers regarding the
scheme, and it is probable that when he re
turns to Cincinnati the project for a new
brewery will be wellunderway. It is to be
of a capacity of 200,000 barrels per year, and
will have a capital stock of $503,000.
That is Belleve'd to be the Fate of a Scaling
Poet Townsehd.'Wash". T., September
24. A letter received here byW. J. Jones
from Edward Browji, Depnty Collector at
Sitka, Alaska, says the schooner Sitka has ar
rived IS days from Yakutal,aud reported the
schooner Alpha Captain Hamiil, having on
board the managing owner, Jeff J. Knhn,
formerly special deputy collector, bis son
and crew of Indians, had sailed from
the same port a week previous for
Sitka. During that time terrible galeswere
experienced, and the schooner with all
hands aboard is supposed to be lost. She is
now out 23 days.
The revenue cutter Richard Rush came
into port from Behring Sea on the 12th, and
on ascertaining that none of the seized Brit
ish schooners had arrived as ordered, re
turned to the sea, intendng to stop at Ya
kutal to look for the Alpha. It is
.safe to say the next British sealer falling
in tbe hands of the revenue cutter Rush will
go to Sitka. The officers were greatly
chagrined at the state of afiairs.
That Lender In Nevr York Who Fell Oalslde
tho Breastworks.
Sakatooa, N. Y., September 24.
"Where is Warner Miller?" That is the
question of the moment as the, clans are
gathering for the Republican State Con
vention. "Why, he is home, sick," replied
Charley Haeket, in sheer desperation.
"Yes," replied Henry Gleason, "we know
he is home sick, but why isn't he here?"
Nobody could tell. The fact is Miller
has got angry at last. His absence from
the first State Convention since the G. O. P.
regained control of the federal patronage is
significant, It shows that while "everybody
loves Warner Miller," Warner Miller
doesn't feel in a loving mood himself. His
enemies say be is sulking.
' $i-' " WANTS are 4wa Miltr wieVhf fy$gm
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Dond Annual Convention
of the State Repnb)f- ',
can unc
Lei? of EitfaaeiasmBwl SmmCIm?'
torical Rrtwck.
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Racy Fanfeafen ef tbe CeavsaiWa'af Yes.
teraay ib ABterleaa UM,fil ttte K
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Losaa Backed the Viae Fr
Bob Lindsay the Seerefary Kent Ye
Old OOeera Heeled C ressawa
zell'a IneWvB Sfeeeft Beaver
Boyer Indorsed CItH Sen lea
Haadiea ia. a "-g rrly Trtaamr
IsartKeeeHtea-BetataterWs at'
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The PenBsylvaaia Leagste of Tfo)iiirtau
Clubs held its seee&d aaaaal nowina ia !
fayette Hall yesterday, devetepiac m
enthusiasm aad a ssJaiareM of
for honors. A Plttsbarger seeved WfcW
x-resiueacy. General FaaWagS
his Gafeeraa&rkl bees ia
shape. A reeeptiea to Beyer with
absent- ThedAywa a episedia asaf
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rofewBtoe t 1
be Mvtariy
meetiB ef
League of J
Clabs is
yesterday B i
ing skewed wattbt
oeel Sayaei
estwa mi a.
A.C.BoberUon,Chatr.tiatm af.liaiBWBtjr.
Jar 5 '
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man Commutes ojfe-r tMre waa wmtt-r:
Reception. atagle antiaa!-.
tt for the honors ia skht, everyW We;
distributed impartiaUy, se fu m giagupy
ml conditions were eeaeeraea, M ,am ,
choices being the aabjeet of eaueaaabaaa
tion. So that the'saeeuag waa a i
.inn unu nf thffWdrd. titt feet
being kept behiad closed deeM. AnW
of buddiag asabitioas were aew)pat , ,
worse for wear, but PIMtbwff asf, ,sBS
wanted, and more by several depas
... A,;?r,llv in fahL Bt tttt.-sBBfW:;
tion was fat f JMelsem, asosaWftsBar
were cut-and-dried ssatteta sjwsa-f, fmttt
left every&edy in a deHgBtfiri aad artisfcai ;
atingsUteof WMtoMtf":,",
faation at the anuaable aqiawiMW ,
tiers ia eSspnto.
The fierv and untaei Al
BeDublicanwe quite mij &,!
at least the Tariff
Club contingent
when the convention
was in the brief throes
of the morning ses
sion. The skirmish
had the merit of be
ing short, sharp and
decisive. Its history
will prove readable.
At 10:30 o'clock, amid
a perfect festoon of
flowers, palms, bunt
ing and other decora
tions, President Ed
win S. Stuart, next
Mayor of Philadel
VAinln S aim
lil" -Z. Tf
phia, marched npon the stage of LaJayeie ,
Hall, arrayed in a handsome Prince Albert;
and looking radiant in all the glory of s
feet five inches and zoo pounds of ar-i
dupois. After some preliminary whisper";
ing with Secretary Fairlarflb, the Presideat
arose and bowed as applause from
throats greeted nun. une nail was s, ,
bower of beauty, and the eyes of th
delegates kindled with eatkasiasBi fas
their remembrance of tse hkterie
surroundings was awakened. It weald be
useless to attempt to enumerate the pei
nent Bepublicans, local and otherwise, who
were present. Everybody was there, ad
the gallant Leaguers with gaudy badjcM
bedizening their manly breasts, famed ae
President Stuart wasted so words. "X '
now declare this convention opes far bwi-'
ness. fellewiae tha
precedent set by the '
National Com ve ties
at Baltimore last year..
The Seeretary will
-please call the reU.t
Whiek the Seeretary
did without incident
until tho Bellefeat '
.Republieas Clsb, of
Center couatv. waa .
j called. There was a
when a straw !,
jerked ost "here,
and the oeBVeatieH
uproarioasly ap
plauded. The Saet
in?s GatarEAferial
B. T. Falrlamb, . Jwwuly
Becrttarv. launcaed, aad the teg. .
Adjutant General blushed as the eeees
rose and fell.
TtTIlKn.n T?Tlnm nf T? t talk-CM 1 1 fig, i n 1 m -
resolution for tbe appoiataieat ef Mr. De. '-i
nelly as stenographer lor the
President btuart ex
plained that Mr.
Burke was'already ap
pointed to that posi
tion. Donnelly is' a
member of the Tariff
Club and Burke ia
not. However, the
matter was quickly
President Stuart's
appointment of the
Committee on Resoln-i
tions followed. Arthuil
L. Bates was Chair-1
man. Hon. John Dal-
zell was pushed for
this honor until this
morning, when bis
friends pulled him off
with the understand
ing maine was wnavo WSHam TKontMi
the honor of renomina- Trarurtr. ;'
ting President Stuart, as well as bag fee
oratorical oonors in a set spotfla.
The committee withdrew aed
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