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Jhe Knn of Kenmare's Statements
About Mother Alplionse Denied.
EVEEI LIBERTY IS ALLOWED HEB.
-pr'Her Followers Out All the Time and Get
the Best in the Douse.
ETEKI WHIS1 AND CAPRICE GRATIFIED
Xo Questions Astrd Miss Cnsaek, bnt Had Ehe Been
Kmwn. She Would Sot Hire Got In.
A new light was thrown on theTTrsuline
convent trouble yesterday. Mother Al
plionse and her adherents are not kept in
their rooms, as stated by the "Nun of Ken
mare." It is said they hare all the privi
leges of the convent, and get better treat
ment than the other nuns in the house.
They are out almost evefy day.
The boldness of the Nun of Kenmare in
securing an entrance into the TJrsuline Con
vent yesterday and interviewing the de
posed Mother Alphonse caused considerable
of a stir in Catholic circles. In her ac
count of the visit Miss Cusack made a
number of allegations against the institu
tion and the treatment of Mother Alphonse.
A Dispatch reporter visited the convent
yesterday alternoon for the purpose of giv
ing Mother Gertrude, who is now in charge,
an opportunity of making a statement.
The idea was to give both sides of the
"When the reporter visited the convent be
was told that Mother Gertrude would not
talk about the matter, preferring to allow
the charges to go unanswered until the pro
per time comes to refute them. She main
tains a dignified silence, upon the advice of
Bishop Phelan, on the ground that anv at
tempt.&t denial would only keep the mat
ter stirred up. She thinks the proper
course to pursue is to let the "Hun of Ken
mare" alone, and when she has no opposi
tion the latter will drop out of public sight
In conversation with a lady who visits
the institution every day an entirely new
light has been thrown on the matter. She
says the statements of Miss Cusack are
false when she says Mother Alphonse and
her two-adherents are kept in a few rooms
and are shut off from the balance of the
household. She stated that the three nuns
are out on the street almost every day and
they are allowed the greatest freedom about
the'place. Not only this, but they get bet
ter treatment than any of the other inmates
about the house. Telling the story in her
own way, the lady said:
HOW SHE SECURED ADMISSION.
- "Had the attendant who admitted the
'Nun of Kenmare known who the visitor
was, the latter would never have got in.
The reason is not because the Sisters do not
want anyone to see Mother Alphonse, but
they think that Miss Cusack is in about the
same condition as Sister Gonzales, who is
now confined in Dixmont At the convent
it has been known for years that insanity
ran in Sister Gonzales' familv, and it would
only be a matter of time until she would go
out of her mind. When Miss Cusack says
that Sister Gonzales was driven insane, she
onlv shows how her own mind is affected.
"The 'Nun of Kenmare' says she repre
sented herself to be an English lady, and
this got her into the convent. This is un
true. No question was asked who she was,
and it was not necessary for the nun to go
to the trouble of telling what she war.
"When she says the three Sisters were barred
from communication with the rest of the
bouse, she speaks an untruth, or she is ig
norant of the subject. Any visitor to the
convent or grounds can find the three Sis
ters in any part of the house to which they
THEY ABE XOT ISIPEISOjrED
in a few rooms. One would imagine from
whatMiss Cusacksaysthat Mother Alphonse
and her supporters are kept in a cell and
their meals thrust into them through a
wicket. The three Sisters are out more davs
in one week than all the other nuns in the
institution put together. They have be
come familiar figures on the streets and in
Home's and other large stores. No restrain.
is put upon them. They are always out
around the grounds, and their movements
are in no way interfered with. It is an easy
matter for any visitor to the bouse to go to
any part of it. There are so barred or bolted
doors to rooms out of which the three
Sisters are kept. They go where they
please, do as they please and no person
about the institution interferes with them.
Bishop Fhelan gratifies their every whim
and caprice and there is nothing that
Mother Alphonse wants that she does not
get. At meal time they are served first and
their meals are carried to them. They get
the best on the table and often to the neglect
of the other nuns. The latter never fare
better and seldom as well. It is nonsense
to say that the Sisters are deprived of doing
needlework and the publication of this
caused considerable merriment.
"I do not understand what the 'nun
means by going to the bottom of the case.
At the convent it is sincerelv hoped that
she will. Mother Gertrude will not pay
any attention to her, and will say nothing
until advised to do so by Bishop Phelan."
ON TO INDIANAPOLIS.
President Harrison and Party ro West
ward to the Ex-Mecca.
President and Mrs. Harrison, accom
panied by First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Clarkson and wife and Miss "Wana
maker passed through Pittsburg en route for
Indianapolis at an early hour this morning,
on a special train over the Pennsylvania
lines. The party occupied Preiident Bob
erts' private car and traveled in style.
The occupants of the car were sound
asleep and could not be disturbed by even
the most importunate newspaper men.
Work Stopped nt the Penitentiary.
The work on the construction of the new
portion of the Western Penitentiary was sus
pended yesterday for the winter. The new
wing contains 500 cells, all of which are
larger than those in the other part of the
building. In the spring the finishing pro
cess will be commenced. The structure is
practically complete except the finishing of
The seventy-fifth stated meeting ot the
Teachers' Institute will be held at the
Balston school this morning at 9 o'clock.
Tberewillbea class drill in reading by
pupils Irom the ML Albion school, under
the direction of Miss Ella Hanlon, and an
address by Hon. C. E. White, of Cincinnati.
Pittsburg nnd Western Earnings.
The gross earnings of the Pittsburg and
Western Bailroad for the month of October
exceeded those of October of last year by
$6,135 27. The net earnings for the month
were $59,367 82; the amount required to pay
interest on the bonds is $32,849 16, leaving
a surplus of $26,518 66.
Hla Arm Almost Torn Asunder.
Henry Benz,an employe of Painters' mill,
Bad bis'ann terribly lacerated yesterday. A
piece of iron passing through the shears
struck him on the arm, almost severing it
from the body.
The Cotillon Was a Success.
The first assembly ball of the Pittsburg
Club was a great success, being brilliantly
managed and with all the accessories that
taste and. skill could suggest.
HEARING THE HALF CENTUBI HARK.
Pittsburg- Lodge of Odd Fellows Hold an
Pittsburg Lodge No. 336, of vtbe Odd Fel
lows, last night celebrated its forty-first an
niversary by a literary and musical enter
tainment at Odd Fellows Hall, No. 67
Fourth avenue. An excellent programme
was presented and a pleasant evening
passed. Past Grand Lawrence Mooney
made an address of welcome and Chevalier
Harry S. Voight gave a history of the
The lodge was chartered December 8, 1849,
and instituted December 14 at -what was
then known as the Washington Assembly
rooms, on Wood street, near Tirgin allev.
It started with 12 charter members. In 1851
they moved to the corner of Wood street
and Virein alley, where they remained four
years. Among those who took an active
interest at this time were Isaac Whittier,
A. G. MrCandless,A. Daubenmeyer, James
B. D. Meads, Wade Hampton, S. W.
Castey, J. C. Buffum and Otto Helmold.
In its early history the lodge was known as
the "Silk Stocking Lodge," owing to the
high admission fee.
The lodge had many trying times, and
once the regalia was attached by the sheriff
for debt. Since the institution of the lodge
633 applications for membership have bsen
received. Of these 513 were admitted by card
and initiation and 120 rejected. The present
number of members is 105.
Others taking part In the programme were
Mrs. L. M. Duffy, Bobert Johnson, Miss
Nannie Warnock, Mrs.Bostow, Miss M. N.
Wilson, Mrs. J. P. Sterguon, B. Palmer,
D. W. Young and the Moorhead choir.
At the conclusion there was the presenta
tion of veteran jewels for 25 years continu
ous membership in the lodge bv District
Deputy Grand Master F. B. C. Perrin.
The jewels were presented to J. C. Bnffum,
Albert Graham, A. Daubenmeyer and H.
ITS PIRST ANNUAL BANQUET. "
The Stnster Maaom' Association, of WH
kfnubnrr, nt the Seventh Avrnne.
The Master Masons' Association, of Wil
kinsburg, held its first annual meeting at
the Seventh Avenue Hotel last evening.
The masters were accompanied by their
wives, mothers, sisters and other relatives,
and in all about 90 guests sat down at 9
o'clock to the customary banquet, which
was served after the manner for which the
Seventh Avenue is famed.
The association was formed about a year
ago, and among its objects are the succoring
of sick brethren, the extension of social re
lations among members, and the cementing
of closer ties of sympathy and friendship
between those families which it embraces.
The outgoing officers are George H. Atkin
son, President, John S. B. Mercer, First
Yice, William Scott, Second Vice, James
H. Orr, Treasurer, H. T. Bowley, Secre
tary. Those elected last evening were John
B. Mercer as President, Henry T. Bowley
Secretary. The stewards were John B.
Mercer, W. H. Devore and T. J. Best.
Following is the programme:
Toast-"Our Association1' Prof. D. Carbart
Toast "Our Unesu, the Ladles"
Mr. B. A. Balph
Toist "Masonry" Mr. H. T. Rowley
Mr. beoreH. Atkinson, loastmaster.
Solo "Welcome Primrose". ..Miss Alice Fownes
Kccltatlon "Ostler Joe"
..ilrs. Dr. W. L. Simpson
Solo "I Am Waiting" Miss Kate Barbour
Sketches "Travels In Many Lands"
Mr. A. Y.Lee
l'rof. Hemy, Accompanist.
The party were conveyed to town in two
special cars and in which they returned on
the 12:10 train.
Mr. W. H. Devore was so kind as to fur
nish the foregoing particulars.
TO EXTEND TOE HIGH SCHOOL
Tbo Annual Estimates for Next Year to
Provide More Room.
The High School Committee of the Cen
tral Board of Education met last night.
The preliminary examination for admission
to the High School were fixed for December
20, 21, 22 and 23.
The sub-committee appointed to secure ac
commodations outside of the High School
bnilding for the commercial 'department re
ported that rooms at th&Duquesne building
could be rented for $900 per year and at the
Balston building for $1,500. Both offers
were rejected and the department will stay
where it is for some time yet.
Mr. Hartzell offered a resolution instruct
ing the Finance Committee in making up
the estimates (or 1890 to take into considera
tion the propriety of setting apart an
amount sufficient to provide an extension to
the High School building. The resolution
The Committee on Teachers and Salaries
also met last night to arrange the schedule
for the next year. A committee represent
ing the principals and another representing
the lady teachers were present, and asked
mat tne salaries ot tne teachers be increased.
The committee, after considering the mat
ter, decided to recommend that all salaries
remain as at present, except that the salary
of Prof. Speer, ot the High school, be raised
from $1,400 to $1,700, putting him on a level
with other professors there, and that the
salaries of primary teachers, who have been
engaged for five years, be increased from $50
to $55 per month.
Charred With Larceny.
Antoni Picondily, an Italian who lives on
Grant street, made an information before
Alderman Bichards yesterday charging
Angelo Barfey with larceny from the per
son. It is alleged by Picondily that he and
Barfey were working together at Turtle
Creek, ?nd on last Sunday evening, while
Picondily was asleep Barfey robbed him ot
$50 in cash. Barfev was arrested and com
mitted to jail for a hearing Monday.
The Joyous Holidays.
Christmas is coming right rapidly, and
everybody is preparing for it It is well to
remember in this connection that no holiday
dinner will be complete without Marvin's
famous wedding fruit cake, or golden plum
pudding. They are made of the purest im
ported materials, and grocers keep them, D
See our hand-painted bolting cloth end
silk scarfs at 90c, sold elsewhere at $1 25.
Our price 90c Boggs & Buhl.
H. J. Lynch,
438 and 440 Market sfc, is offering for the
holidays special bargains in black silks,
surahs, satins, plushes, velvets, black and
colored cashmeres, serges, plaids, embroid
ered robes and combination suits, to which
he invites buyers' special attention.
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Thesales are increasing daily in our gents'
$2 morocco, patent-leather, trimmed chamois
lined slippers. They make very acceptable
Xmas presents. Cain &Tebhek,
Fifth ave. and Market st
At 50c, a good "Biarritz" glove; adver
tised all over New York at 59c
Jos. Hokne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
Novelties in neckwear for holiday
James H. Aiken & Co. , 100 Fifth avc
The old reliable F. & V. Pilsner beer
never fails to give satisfaction. All dealers.
Or order direct. Telephone, 1186.
Onlt a few dozen of those lG-In. kid body
bisque face dolls left at 50c each. Buy one
ana secure the greatest bargain of the season
at Harrison's Toy Store, 123 Federal street,
83 OO. 83 OO. 83 OO.
Cold weather shoes for tender feet. Ask
for the "California" shoe st $3 00.
Cain & VBSEB,Fitth ave. & Market st.
OLABA BELLE has a budget of
lively New York society gossip in
The Bahway Mystery- at last Fairly
on tbe Road to Solution.
A FAMILY OF THREE ARRESTED,
Charged With Abducting- and Detaining a
Conple of Trang Girls,
UNTIL TDEI WOULD MARRY THE SON.
One of tbe Victims Tells a Tale That Bay Convict
What bas been known as "the Bahway
mystery" tor nearlv three years seems to be
in a fair way of solution. A family named
Froat or Fouratt has been placed in jail at
New Brunswick, N. J., charged with ab
ducting young girls, and a story told by one
of their victims throws some light on the
mysterious murder of the unknown German
girl in March, 1887.
rsrxciAx, tzlxokam to tux disfatcb.i
New Tobk, Decembers. On tbe morn
ing of March 26, 1887, a comely,, fresh-corn-plexioned
girl, with light blue eyes and
wavy brown hair, was found dead, with her
throat cut, on the outskirts of Bahway.
That was the beginning of the great Bahway
murder mystery. She was never identified.
Scores of clews turned up, but all proved
During all the investigation and clew
hunting that followed, the suspicions at
taching to the Froat family, of Bahway,
were regarded as most significant. The
Froats, or Fouratts, were a family of poor
people, who lived in a small house within
600 yards of where the body of the dead
girl was found. None of them ever went to
look at the girl's body, although hundreds
of their neighbors did. Neither did any of
the Froats visit the body at the Bahway
NOT THE SAME GTBL.
It was found out that a few days before
the murder the Froats had had a strange
girl staying with them. This girl was
proved to be Irish. She had recently ar
rived in this country, and ber name was
Nancy. The detectives iound her still
Nevertheless, public sentiment in Bah
way set very strangely against the Froat
family, and a few months after the murder
the family moved away from Bahway to
Elizabeth, and finally they disappearedfrom
Throughout the northern part of New
Jersey there are several families like the
Froats, all intermarried. Around Bahway,
Elizabeth, New Brunswick and the Amboys
are scores of separate families of the Froats.
or Fouratts, Sodens and Keeches. All of
these form a set in New Jersey. The police
give some of them a poor character as re
gards morality, and say they are lazy, shift
less, and generally reputed to be criminal.
OVERTAKEN BY THE LAW.
On Thursday, John Fouratt and his wife,
and "William Fouratt, their son, who live
in a shanty in the woods between New
Brunswick and Bahway, were held in
$1,600 bail hy Justice Ford, of New Bruns
wick, for abducting and detaining for five
weeks Mamie Hughes, the proprietor of
a laundry and carpet-cleaning works
in New Brunswick. The circumstances de
veloped in the case of Mamie Hughes are
significant as bearing on the Bahway mur
der. It cannot be said that anything yet is
proved, but, all things taken together, and
the wtiole history of the Bahway case re
viewed, the facts just dis6overed are deserv
ing of further investigation. These are the
1 It seems to be a common thing for
different families of Froats or Fouratts to
detain or to persuade to remain among them
yonng women whom they chance to find,
and for these young women to be taken
from one family to another.
a. Suspicious similarity.
2 'William Fouratt. one of those con
cerned in the alleged abduction of Mamie
Hughes, told the girl (according to ber
story) that in the spring, two years ago, he
met a German girl, wearing a black
fnr cape and carrying a black satchel,
on a road near his father's house,
took her to the house, and kept her there
two weeks. One sight Fouratt and the
girl started out to go to a party. The two
quarreled, the girl ran away and Fouratt
said that that was the last he saw of her.
Third This girl, as described by Fouratt.
bears a general resemblance to the girl
found murdered at Bahway. On the night
or the night before the murder there was a
party held bv the Sodens, Keeches and
Fouratts or 'Froats, at Clinton Froat's
house, near Bahway. Clinton Froat's
house is eight miles away from that of his
new Brunswick relatives.
MAMIE HUGHES 8T0EY.
Mamie Hughes disappeared from "her
home in New Brunswick on October 29 last.
Her father lives out on the road to Piscata
way, eastward irom New Brunswick, and
at 6 o'clock in the evening of the day
named Mamie left her home to come
to her aunt's house in this city. She
was to take the train at Stelton, the first
station on the Pennsylvania Bailroad east
of New Brunswick, and she started to walk
there, a distance from her home of a couple
of miles. She missed the train at the sta
tion, and then started for tbe house of Asher
Fleming, who lived not a great way off,
and with whose daughter she was ac
quainted. She lost her way, the rain fell heavily,
and she applied for shelter at the first house
she came to. It was the house of the
Fouratts. She says that the Fouratts took
her in and detained her there for two
weeks. During this time young "William
Fouratt (he is 26 years old, bis father 72,
and bis mother 64) paid her many atten
tions, and asked her to marry him. He
told her not to be afraid, as his father and
himself had often detained girls there. He
then told her the story of the German girl,
as related above.
FOECED TO J3E WED.
Mamie says she refused to marry Will
iam, and that the old man Fouratt then took
her in a boat down the Baritan river, to
the honse of his other son, James, at Key
serville. Staten Island, and that there she
was forced to marry "William, a minister
named Wardlow performing the ceremony.
The Hughes family were much alarmed
over the disappearance of Mamie. De
tectives were employed, and finally De
tective Gregory, of New Brunswick, got a
trace of tne girl at Jneyservnie.
He went there and brought her to her home.
On the day Detective Gregory brought
Mamie Hughes home, and while the de
tective was at the eirl's "home, old Mrs.
Fouratt, her son "William and a young girl
were seen coming down the road near the
honse in a wagon. Detective Gregdry ar
rested the whole party, and took them into
Mr. Hughes! house.
ANOTHEB PITIFUL TALE.
Then another pitiful history was un
veiled. The girl in the wagon was found to
be Katie Ellis, 16 years old, the daughter of
a widow living at Keyserville, Staten
Island. She cried with joy when
the detectives arrested the Fouratts. She
said she had been hired in Keyserville to
come and work for the Fouratts, near New
Brunswick, not "knowine who these people
were. "While at the Fouratts' "William
Fouratt tried to get the girl to marry him,
and also assaulted her.
In the New Brunswick jail on Thursday
night tbe detectives asked "William Fouratt
if he knew anything about the girl found
murdered at Bahway. Fouratt turned as
white as a sheet and trembled. He said
that he did not "know anything about
the girl. He at first denied that he had
met a German girl on the road shortly be
fore the Bahway murder, but afterward he
admitted that he did meet the girl, and that
she was kentat his house for some time.
He said that he finally took the girl to New
Brunswick, and that was the last be mt
TEAKS FOE ITS DEAD.
Continued from First Page.
from view the last great landmark of the ter
rible war. li it could end all divisions and
strifes, and bury in a deep grave the differ
ences of sections, a new day of peace and pros-
f ujr wouiu aawn upon tne lano.
HE KHEW HIM JJTELL,
Ex-Attorney General Garland said:
es. 1 knew Mr. Davis quite well, as I was
near him almost dally from Montgomery, Ala.,
to Richmond, during the whole time of the
war between the States, and I regarded him as
a man ot fine attainments, polished and accom
plished, bravo and courageous, and true to his
principles; and 1 believe the Confederacy came
as near- succeeding under his Presidency as it
wonld have done under that of any other man.
As to the place history wiU give him, that is a
most difficult question to answer at anytime,
and as to any man; but I believe when his
whole life and character are considered and
analyzed In an unclonded atmosphere, by cool,
dispassionate people, he will bold a very high
place in history.
Justice Lamar said that it was with great
reluctance that he could speak of Mr. Davis
at this time, so soon after his death, which
he (the Justice) felt deeply. He expressed
a willingness to answer briefly questions
which might be asked, and in reply to these
The whole people of Mississippi are In grief.
They regard him as a much beloved country
man, who bas suffered much for their sake.
My own personal relations with him were not
only kind, bnt affectionate. As a public man,
my estimate of him was of the most exalted
character. He was a man of intellect, honor
and statesmanship. He was the friend and
sympathizer of young men, whom he was al
ways ready to aid. When I came to Congress,
In 1857, a yonng man, Mr. Davis was then a
Senator. He received me with kindness, and
throughout my life I have been indebted to
him for kindess, counsel and aid.
A meeting of the prominent Mississip
pians now in the city was held here this
afternoon to take appropriate action on the
death of Jefferson" Davis. Among those
present were Justice L. Q. C. Lamar, who
presided, and the entire Mississippi delega
tion in Congress, including Senators "Walt
hall and George. The following resolutions
of sympathy and affection were adopted and
telegraphed to Mrs. Davis, at New Orleans:
Resolved, Tbat while the fullness of years
and feebfe health of the distinguished dead
warranted expectation of this sad event, jet its
eertainty is a shock to onr affection which no
language can express or even faintly shadow.
Tbat we recall with tender emotion his career
as soldier and civilian, brilliant, eventtnl and
without parallel in our annals, whether as a
soldier pouring out his blood on foreign battle
fields, as a statesman in tbe cabinet of the
nation, as the leader of his party in Congress,
as the guiding spirit of the South through the
stormiest period ot her history, as the vicarious
sufferer for us and bis people in defeat, he bas
constantly and f nlly mot the requirements of
the most exacting criticism, and illustrated in
every station and condition the manly courage,
the acute Intellect, the heroic fortitude, the un
faltering devotion to dnty, the constant sacri
fice to conviction that won for bim onr confi
dence, admiration, love and reverence; and we
know tbat the inrperious will and unbending
purpose which at moments provoked dissent
and opposition, were bnt the results of an ab
solute sense of right and superb Belf-rellance
which permitted no hesitation or turning in his
AS AN EXAMPLE.
Resolved, By pure fqree of mind, by fervid
patriotism, by uncompromising honesty, by
delicate honor, by kindly and sympathetic
nature, we declare be constituted an exemplar
for our youths who aspire to high and heroic
things; and in this moment of our grief and in
our pride, e confidently challenge the judg
ment of posterity, and believe that the his
torian of after years, looking down the per-
a.A.li. A. .1.1 a.-.. aI1, Ml.. T .. ft. 1.1 .t. 1.
'colossal figure of his times, and do justice to
tne virtues wnicn so aeepiy nxea mm in onr
Resolved, That we tender our wannest and
deepest sympathies to his bereaved family.and
invoke for them the consolation of the Divine
Resolved. Tbat we condole with onr fellow
citizens on the loss of his living presence, and
congratulate them upon the possession ot bis
illustrious example and of his immortal
A BURIAL PLACE OFFERED.
Fromlnent Citizens of Montgomery Ask to
Give Him Hla Tomb.
Montgomery, Ala., December 6. The
news of Jefferson Davis' death occasions
profound sorrow here. F.lags on the State
House and City Hall are at half mast, and
stores are being draped in mourning. The
following .telegram has been sent to Mrs.
Mrs. Jefferson David. New Orleans:
With profoundest sympathy and condolence
in your great bereavement; and in response to
the United wishes of onr people, we earnestly
request that you allow us to have the remains
of Mr. Davis buried here, under tbo Confeder
ate monument on Capitol Hill, and the corner
stone of which, when completed, will be orna
mented with a life-size bronze statno of bim.
E. M. Pectus,
President Confederate Veterans' Association
J. T. Holtzeelaw.
President Montgomery Veterans' Association.
W. D. Reese.
President Alabama Confederate Monument
Mrs. M. D. Bibb.
President Ladles' Memorial Association.
E. A. Graham,
Mayor of Montgomery.
XHO-CAS H. WATTS.
Ex-Attorney General Confederate States.
The Governor of the State is absent, or
his signature would have been attached.
GRIEF OF HIS C0MRADE3.
Old Soldier of the Confederate Army Ex
press Their Sorrow.
Memphis, December 6. A meeting of
the old soldiers ot the Confederate army
will be held here to-morrow afternoon to
give expression to the sentiments of those
who served in the civil struggle for their
late chieftain; aiso to invite the relatives
and friends of the family of the late Mr.
Davis to have his remains brought here for
final interment, by the side of his two sons,
who are buried at Elmwood Cemetery. The
following dispatch was sent to-day from the
Confederate Historical Association to Mrs.
The Confederate Historical Association of
Memphis tenders its sympathy and regret
at the great loss sustained by you and the
country in the death of Mr. Davis. This asso
ciation begs the boon of bringing his honored
remains here for burial, and assures you and
tbe country tbat his grave shall be kept green
tbrongb the coming ages. We urge this, as be
was a member ot our association, made his
first home here after the war, and was dear to
the hearts of this community.
C. W. Fbazibb, President
SOME ENGLISH OPINIONS.
All the Papers Speak at Length of Him, to
Praise or Blame.
London, December 6. All the evening
papers have leaders on Jefferson Davis. The
Globe recalls Mr. Gladstone's eulogium, in
cluding the famous phrase, so much criti
cised at the time: "Jefferson Davis has created
a nation," and adds thauif be did not create a
nation it was because such a creation was
clearly not possible in. the conditions; that if
statesmanship, military genins, devotion on
tbe part of a wbole people were sufficient for
the foundation of a State,' a slaveboldlng re
public would have been established." The en
terprise failed, it concludes, because sneoess in
tbe conditions was not difficult but impossible.
The SL James" Gazette doubts whether Davis
will take a historical position as one of tbo
world's great men, bnt adds: "He was a man ot
great persistency of purpose, and keen politi
EYERIWHEBE SIGNS OF GRIEF.
FIobi at Half Mast and Pnblle Buildings
Draped la Black.
"Wilmington, N. C December 6. The
death of ex-President Davis, though not
unexpected, created profound sorrow in
this community. The City Hall, tbe rooms of
the Cape Fear Club and other buildings are
draped in mourning. Flags are at bait mast,
and other evidences of the people's grief are to
be seen everywhere.
A meeting of Confederates will be held to
morrow; they will issoo a call for a general
meeting of citizens, to he held probably
TJatTeraal Sorrow at Nnshvllle.
Nashville, Tinn., December 6. There is
universal sorrow here at the death of Jefferson
Davis. The flag on tbe State Capitol is at half
mint ftnil nrenarations are beinff siadn to sns.
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"DECEMBER sT, y 1889 -f
THE LIFE OF BEGGS
Was the Prize for Which Eloquent
Kival Attorneys Argued.
PROGRESS OF THE CRONUS CASE.
One of the lawyers for the Defense Bitterly
CHARACTER OF TOE MURDERED MAN.
The State's Attorney Enters an Objection to the
The case against Senior "Warden Beggs
was the leading feature of the Croniu trial
yesterday. Mr. Hynes made a strong argu
ment for the prosecution, to which Mr. Fos
ter responded on behalf of the prisoner. The
latter attorney made an attack upon the
character and actions of the murdered
Chicago, December 6. Prosecutor
Hynes devoted a large portion of his address
to-day to the case of Senior Guardian
Beggs. He said that the evidence did not
show, as claimed, that Beggs was simply in
an attitude of .waiting and deprecating any
discussion until the report of the committee
to try the Triangle was made; it was not
merely that Dr. Cronin was premature in
his report to bis camp. Beggs" objection
was against any uncovering of the alleged
frauds at all. He announced himself a
friend of Alexander Sullivan and he wanted
the question of the f rands dropped.
Mr. Hynes added on this point: "Beggs
insisted that 'there was no use in opening
old scores; that they were the enemies of
Irish unity; that the men behind him, the
men who bad the power, as he says here, or
the men who are the power, will in time
realize the motives of those who are con
tinually creating disorder in the ranks, and
a day of punishment will come. I am very
much discouraged at the present outlook,
and hope no trouble will result.'
A significant meaning.
"He did not mean trouble that had been
going on in the camp the mere discussion
of it. Trouble bad a more significant mean
ing than tne mere acrimony of discussion;
than debate and ventilation in man's mind
on the subject in the camp. People were
talking to Beggs at that time about trouble.
Of course, in writing to Mr. Spelman he
would not disclose any more than his
anxiety that Mr. Spelman should take some
action, and, as said yesterday, perhaps the
scheme was under the cover of that the
secret committee that had been already ap
pointed was to do its work. "Who was
breathing threats of trouble into the ears of
Begs at that time?"
Referring to the acts of Coughlin and
Beggs, Mr. Hynes said: "These men, who
were determined to wreck Dr. Cronin. these
men who-were determined to have his life
and silence his tongue, knew that they could
go around and breathe suspicions in the
ears of men who, they felt, held the possi
bilities of murder, on their parts, and this
was tbe reason why Coughlin said that 'a
confederate of Le Caron is among us.' "
Turning toward the prisoners the speaker
continued: "I do not know how these men
have been imposed upon, if they were im
posed upon; I do not know what villainous
means were employed for the purpose of
producing tbe conviction in the minds of
some ot them that they were dealing with a
A confession necessaet.
""We will never know the history of their
purpose nntil some putrid conscience shows
forth its phosphorescent light in the dark
shadow of tbe gallows and tells the inner
truth from a man about on the verge of the
-grave. It was after the first of March,
after the fiat had been rented and all prepar
ations had been made for the murder of Dr.
Cronin, that Coughlin whispered into the
ear of Harry O'Connor that 'there is in
formation in the city that Dr. Cronin is an
other Le Caron. It was for the purpose of
preparing his mind for the Doctor's dis
appearance that he said this. If the men
who inspired the murder of Cronin believed
him a spy they would have sent him across
the water but it was not the spy they were
after. They were endeavoring to cover up
their own frauds."
In concluding bis remarks concerning
Beggs, Mr. Hynes said that the significance
of all the testimony against Beggs was thor
oughly appreciated by his counsel; if it
were not, they wonld not have gone to the
trouble of endeavoring to prove an alibi for
him on the night of May 4.
Mr. Hynes dwelt on the scene in the Carl
son cottage, and continued: "Gentlemen of
the jury, this savagery and brutality is
palmed off to you as patriotism. Many and
many a hot Irish act bas brought calamity,
suffering and shame to the face of the Irish
people, but in all their history in the past,
and in all the history they can make in tbe
future, this will stand out as the one con
spicuous monument of shame agaiqst these
Irish people, and upon the reputation, char
acter and honorable generosity ot the race.
A GEAPHIO PICTTBE.
Mr. Hynes graphically pictured the find
ing of the corpse. He said: "The naked
body of Dr. Cronin, stripped, it was be
lieved, of everything that could identity
him, nothing upon him except a towel
around his naked body, tbat was probably
used for the purpose of lifting his bloody
body, reeking with blood. The only other
thing that was found upon him was the
Agnus Dei, an emblem of his faith and of
his religion, around his neck, and this in
dicates one thing that the men who killed
Dr. Cronir. had the same faith for the em
blem that they found around the neck of
the man they murdered. It simply helps to
identify the men who committed the mur
After vividly describing the supposed ac
tions of the murderers after disposing of the
body, the speaker said: "Oh, think of this
man O'Sullivan, with his knowledge, when
be was talking with Mr. Conklin and Mrs.
Conklin, and when, as he says, he was
drinking with his friend, when he went to
bis bed at night, leaving the lamp lighted in
the room. Did tbatgbsstly picture of his
dead friend, head foremost in the sewer, bis
head beaten and battered with tbe blows
that struck bis life out, covered with blood
as he lies in the sewer. Oh, did the picture
of the body in the sewer ever
haunt him when he went to bed?
Did the horror of that scene ever stir
his soul to one moment ot repentance, to
make a clean breast of it as the last refuge
of a guilty soul?"
AN EVIDENCE OF GUILT.
Mr. Hynes scored Burke's flight and his
"triangle ot aliases in honor of the Triangle
whom he was serving." He then denounced
war on defenseless men and women in Great
Britain, charged it upon the Triangle, and
the sending of dupes to English prisons
tbat embezzlements might be concealed. In
a deeply impressive conclusion, Mr. Hynes
asked the jury for a verdict of their con
science, a verdict their judgment would
approve, the Court ratify and God sanctify
to vindicate the law and commit the guilty
to a just punishment.
At the afternoon session Mr. Foster ad
dressed the jury on behalf of John I
Beggs. Alter alluding to the importance
of the case and the responsibilities which
rested with them all, Judge, jury and law
yers, Mr. Foster denounced the murder of
Dr. Cronin as the most atrocious and cold
blooded ever perpetrated, but warned them
not to let an innocent man suffer for it.
After alluding to the large force and the
power of the State Attorney's office, Mr.
Foster said thot be desired to protest against
the prosecution in this case and the spirit
which engendered it.
Ai TVAB OF CAMPS.
"No sooner was there an arrest made on
account of this murder," be said, "than
war was declared by what has been termed
ae oppeuaoaMBpa lataecuyoi juoago,
war to the knife and knife to the hilt.' It
has been kept up incessantly from that time
to this. Not satisfied with the provisions of
the statute, with the ability of the State's
Attorney and all his assistants, they must
engage three or four of the most able coun
sel in the city of Chicago; men whose I abil
ity to sway juries bv their eloquence is well
known, to assiit tbem in this case."
After an eloquent description of the pros
perity of Ireland only a century ago, and a
vivid picture of its present condition under
the "insatiable greed of the English land
lord," Mr. Foster asked if it was any won
der that Irishmen in this country organized
to benefit their native land.
He then read a few lines of the speech
which was delivered at Indianapolis during
the last campaign by Beggs, and a few lines
of tbe response which President Harrison
made to it. "That shows," said he, "what
the President of the United States thinks
upon the question of the loyalty of the Irish
people in America."
AN UNPLEASANT DUTT.
Mr. Foster then said that he had a very
unpleasant duty to perform, because of cer
tain expressions of bis client during the life
of a man whose soul is now in eternity.
"The man who supposes or has supposed
that Dr. Croniu, while hete upon earth, was
an angel in disguise, is very much mis
taken. "Whether or not this Cian-na-Gael
is an evil organization, whose purpose is to
send dynamite to England, the most active
member in furthering the object of that so
ciety, whatever it -was, was Dr. Cronin."
The State's attorney objected to this and
said he wanted to prove that Dr. Cronin was
expelled because he exposed the dynamite
policy, and that be was opposing this policy
at the time tbe circular was issued. Mr.
Foster then went on to say that the action of
ueggs, irom tne Deginning or tne trial down
to the present, had been an open book to the
jury. Ha had nothing to conceal, and had
concealed nothing, and he himself told
Judge Longenecker of the existence of the
letters which passed between him and
Spelman. It was in evidence that Beggs
had said Dr. Cronin had no business to be
on the committee to try the Triangle. Beggs
admitted it, and it was true. Cronin was
prejudiced against Mr. O'Sullivan, who
had caused his ebcpulsioa from the Order.
Cronin was an agitator, an organizer of
rival camps, and had publicly denounced
the Triangle. Yet , he was selected to act in
the triple capacity of witness, counsel and
Judge to tbe triangle.
Mr. Foster had not concluded, his address
when the Court adjourned.
A Prisoner Will Try to Get His Bottle of
An attempt has been made to overthrow
Inspector McAleese's "speak-easy" at the
Central station, but it will probably be un
successful. An information was made before Alder
man O'Donnell yesterday by Timothy
Kelly, charging Sergeant David Myers, of
the Central station, with the larceny of a
bottle of whisky. Kelly was arrested last
Tuesday charged with drunkenness, and was
discharged tbe following morning. He had
a bottle of whisky on his person, and ac
cording to the usual custom of disposing of
captured "red eye," it was confiscated for
the use of "jim-jam" prisoners. All whisky
taken from prisoners is put in the hospital
department, and when ordered by Police
Surgeon Moyer it is used curing bad cases
of inebriety. Myers will have a hearing
before Alderman O'Donnell Thursday after
noon. POLICEMAN ZOOG'S FDKERAL.
The Third District Police Will Attend It In
The arrangements for the funeral of tbe
late policeman, Louis Zoog, who died at his
home on the Southside "Wednesday evening,
have been completed.
The funeral will take place from the Holy
Cross Church, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock.
The police of the Third district, under the
command of Captains Brown and Stewart,
will attend in a body.
Window Gins Workers Met, but Did Not
Hear the Ceinlt.
The "Window Glass "Workers' Association
held their regular meeting last night, and
the attendance was unusually large.
It was expected tbat the result on tbe
vote for a successor to President James
Campbell would be announced, but the tally
sheets have not all been turned in yet The
result may not be known for two weeks yet.
Hnstlngi a Candidate.
It is now generally understood that Gen
eral D. H. Hastings, who left for his home
atBellelonte, Pa., last evening, is a candi
date for Gubernatorial honors. Although he
has not decided in what manner he will an
nounce his candidacy, he is, nevertheless,
actively in the field.
Charged With Speaking Easy.
Chief of Police Kirscbler, of Allegheny,
made an information last night, before
Mayor Pearson, charging Mrs. Catherine
Ambacher, of No. 11 Eobinson street, with
selling liquor without a license. A warrant
Grcnt Closing-Oat Snle
Of dress goods, trimmings, cloaks, under
weai, gloves, hosiery, etc., etc., without re
gard to cost, to quit this line. Come at once
to 63 and 70 Ohio street. Allegheny,
xis Abthub, Schondelmteb & Co.
"We have COO styles of teas, coffees, choco
lates and bouillions at popular prices; in
single dozens or harlequin sets, popular
prices. Beize nstein,
1S2, 164, 156 Federal st, Allegheny.
Art department full of elegant articles for
presents, as well as all the nesessanes for
making up fancy work. Prices the lowest,
Boggs & Buhl.
This $20 for 85 Morning-.
90 fine winter weight Beaver cloth
jackets, richly braided, at 55, actually
worth ?20. See our "ad."
Jos. Hobne & Co.'s
Penn Avenue Stores.
In country blankets, country flannels, coun
try and German yarns, comforts, towels,
table damasks, napkins and sheetings atH.
J. Lynch's, 438 and 440 Market st
Steam train, track and all complete, only
$3 0. Absolutely necessary for a complete
Christmas tree. Harrison's Toy Store, 123
Federal st, Allegheny. tts
Silk mufflers for holiday presents.
James H. Aiken & Co., 100 Fifth ave.
Slippers, Slippers, Slippers.
For Xmas at Cain & Terner's, Fifth avenue
and Market street ,
Men's department best furnishings, new
neckwear in store for Saturday, from best
makers, 25c to $2 each.
Bogqs & Buhl,
Pessian silver is the latest novelty in
toilet, manicure cases, etc Save money by
buying at Harrison's Toy Store, 123 Federal
st, Allegheny. tts
Made comfortable by wearing our feet slip
pers for young and old at low prices.
' Cain & Yerneb, Fifth and Market st
TOBOGGANING How the Bport
first originated and how to enjoy
it properly, is told in to-morrow's
DISPATCH by Witt F. Pond. -
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NOT A MYSTERY WW. -fc?
An Explanation of the Cause of Rob
ert B. Dean's Obscure Death.
THEORY OP ASSAULT DISPROYEIT.
What the Doctors' Autopsy Clearlj Istafc- N
C0KCUSS10K 0P THE BEAI5 THE OJLUSI.
A Terdlet of Accidental Death Foresha Jowtd la lis
The autopsy upon tbe remains of Bobert
B. Dean performed by Drs. Arnholt and
Thomas, shows that Dean's death was not
the result of assault but was caused by con
cussion of the brain.
All of tbe theories that have been hereto
fore advanced to establish the claim that
Bobert B. Dean, the glassworker, who died
at the Southside Hospital yesterday morn
ing, had been assaulted, were exploded yes
terday, when Dr. Arnholt and Dr. Thomas,
of the hospital staff made up their report on
the autopsy held by them.
It will be remembered that Dean was
found under a trestle at the foot of South
Thirteenth street one day last week with a
fractured skull. His friends at once set up
a claim that he had been assanlted and
robbed, but the police discredited this
theory. Dr. Prossman made the most
plausible statements to show that the man
had been assaulted. He said there were no
bruises or cuts on the man such as he would
be likely to receive through a fall. The cut
on Dean's head was a clean one, and the
only one on Dean's body.
WHAT THE AUTOPSY SHOWED.
The result of the autopsy held yesterday
will be , made known officially at the in
quest this afternoon. Dr. Arnholt stated
last night, however, that the wounds were
not such as to indicate that Dean had been
assaulted. It is true that there were no ex
ternal injuries except the cut in the head.
This was about an inch long and half an
inch wide, and included the space made by
tbe removal of fragments of the skull. A
concussion or rupture of a blood vessel was
located on the left side of the head, oppo
site the wound, and this fact alone removes
the theory of assault. The man died of con
cussion of the brain.
THE COBONEB'S INVESTIGATION.
Coroner McDowell commenced an inves
tigation in the case yesterday morning. The
only witnesses examined were Jane Dean,
wile of the deceased, and Sarah Dean, hist
mother. He lett borne on Monday, Novem
ber 18, went to his mother's at Penn station,
and stayed until the 23d. On tbe 24th ha
was found by the Southside polio insensi
ble. How he spent the 24th neither the
wife or mother knew, The inquest will be
concluded at 3 o'clock this afternoon. It is
almost certain the verdict will be one of,
WHAT OFFICIALS SAT.
Inspector McKelvy stated last night thai
when Dean appeared before Magistrate
Brokaw the morning following his discovery
under the trestle, he made no complaint of
having been assanlted, and that when tba
magistrate intimated that he intended to
send Dean to jail for five days, the latter'a
wife requested that the time be increased to,
ten days. She said she did not believe bef
husband could sober up in five days.
Dean's body was removed to Semmel
brock's undertaking rooms yesterday after-r
noon, and from there to the home on South
Seventeenth street. The funeral will take
place this afternoon.
TWO SOUTHERN ED1T0E1ALS.
Opinions of tbe Deceased, Glenned From
New Orleans Newspapers.
New 'Obleans, December 6. The
Timet-Democrat editorially says:
Draped in mourning this morning Is another
page in the history of the world, Jefferson'
Davis is dead. Tried in many high offices, and
found faithful in all; tested in many critical
conjunctures, and proved true to his country
and bis people; his life one long, uninterrupted
sacrifice of interest to conscience, the fame of
the illustrious dead shall in the years to come
grow brighter as tbe embers of passion dio
away. The greatness of Jefferson Davis stands
confessed, as we now write, in a people's tears.
Tenacious of principle, tbe slave of conscience,
resolute, yet filled with tbe inspiration tbat
comes from unyielding belief, the giant figure
of the ex-President of the Confederacy stalked
across the nineteenth century as some maestio
spirit that strong in tbe consciousness of bis
own right-dointr, scorned tbe plandits of a
world, and lived only tbat in himself duty
might be deified. Such was Jefferson Daris,
and such will history declare him to be.
The J'icayune says; This morning: soon
after midnight there passed out of this life one
of the taost notable men ot tbo nineteenth,
century. Jefferson Davis is dead; let the South
mourn. Let tbe South mourn for one wbo
represented, more than any other, tbe cause
for which a million of her most chivalrous sons
drew tbelr swords and joined battle with the
most formidable of adversaries, their own
countrymen, for rights and liberties tbat free
men mnst ever hold dear. Of tbe mighty can.
tarns and tbe great statesmen wbo gathered
aronnd bim when he presided over tbe
destinies of the South, but few survive. They
passed away before bim, as did the rulers and
nearly all tbe great solditrs of the cause that
he confronted so boldly and opposed so stoutly,
Lincoln, Grant McClellan. He bas ontlived
bis great and noble adversaries. He saw tbem
pass away, mourned by a nation, worthily wear.,
ing Its honors. He can now afford to go, asbij
ing no honors, secure In the love of the peopled
to whom he was faithful to the end."
ETEEI BUSINESS HOUSE IN BLACK.
A Committee Appointed to Attend to the
Thorough Draping- of Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., December 6. The newi
of Jefferson Davis' death created a great
sensation here, and expressions of sorrow
are universal. Only yesterday private advices,
to Atlanta friends of the family were to the,
effect that there was a change ior the better,
Mrs. Davis writing: "He Is better, but very
low. It is God tbat givetb the increase, bufii
I have every hope of final recovery, though otj
coarse expect a weary convalesence."
Flags are at half mast on tbe Capitol and
Chamber of Cosamerce, and the work of drap
ing buildings In mourning has begun. Every
business bonse will be draped by a commute
having the matter in cbarge.
COLUMBUS TO BE DBAFED.
Eloquent Addresses at n Larao Mass;
SIcellnjt of tbe Citizens. j
Columbus, Ga., December 6. Imme-J
diately on receipt of the news of the death
of Mr. Davis, a call for a mass meeting oft
the citizens was Issued by Mayor pro tern.
Brannon, which was held at the public library
in the afternoon, and was largely attended. A.
preamble and resolution, expressive of regret
at the death of the distinguished (Southern
leader, were presented and unanimously
Eloquent speeches were made by a number
of prominent citizens, and a resolution was
adopted providing for tbe suspension ol busi
ness on tbe day of the funeral, for memorial
services In the different churches, and that the)
city be draped lu mounting.
Bells Toll and a. Paper Bloarns.
GitEENVllXE. S. O, December ft Bells are,
tolling here as a mark of respect to the late
Jefferson Davis. The Greenville Daily Newt
will appear to-morrow morning in mourning In
honor of Mr. Davis.
A Bigger Parse Than Ever.
Fabgo. N. D.. December 6. At a meeting of
the recently-organized Dempsey Athletic Club)
held this evening it was decided to offer
purse of 40.000 for a fight to a finish between
John L. Sullivan and Peter Jackson. A com
mittee of five was selected to draft rules to
govern tbe contest, and given until next Mon
day night to report. President Wilson wired.
Sullivan jbe action of tbe club.
A NIGHT WITH NIHILISTS and
some of the mysteries of ttys dread.
order are desoribed by Ivan Smlr J
noff in to-morrow's DISPATCH -o