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hie It Chnrged With ruftine Anti-no-v In
m Howl of Chowdcr Which Slie Nnil to
I Her Mother, at Whose Death Km Waa
1 to Inherit 0300,000.
New Youk, Sept. 4. Mr. Mary
Me.ming is a prisoner in the Tombs
ttl With tho niurdi'r of hrr mothr
Evelyn Bliss, by poisoning. irs
. Mrs.
iied on Friday night at 11 o'clock. She
(Pits taken ill immediately nfier matins
lomo olam chowder, which the police ii
llnre was poisonud and which ihey piy
Ivan sent to lier by her daughter. Mis.
Fleming. Thr body was burled in Grcen
sood cemetery Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Fleming, who has shown much
Tiof since the death of hrr mother, wns
imo of tho chief mourners at the crave.
She wns then practically under arrest
Sharped with tho mr -tier of the parent
for whoso taking eT. sue was so violently
tubbing. Pho did not know, as she wept
by tho open jiravo, that tlie two officers of
lun law who accompanied the finical
ytrtoge to the cemetery had in tiieir pns
lession warrant charging her wiih being
She knew Fho was Fnppeeed. Ph" know
(lie was under police surve.llaneo, nn-.i
ihnt the two delect Ives w: e therein sso
(hat she did not. escape, hat eh did not
know that thu stroke of the oriieial pen
irhicri was destined t bring hrr to i:u
bar to answer a charge of matrelite hail
slready been made at the foot of a -.vr.r-rant.
This the luarntid when she returned
to her home after tho burial.
As she alighted from Iter enrrin-ro in
tront of the Colonial hotel, a; (li e He.n
Ired and Twenty lift h srrrei and Eighth
venue, where she bus lived for two years
past, a detective stepped np. laid l i- hand
9n her arm and said, "Madam, 1 hma
arrant for your arrest."
Phe did not seem surprised or frighton
id, bnt said in u low voire: "All right,
lir. I am ready."
Taken to the Tombs,
She was taken In Tore the coroner, who
held her without l;i!!.
Mrs. Fleming was led o;T to a cell in
Iho Tombs', where !:o wi.l iima-a until
fcho Inquest, the ciutt of which i;:.s, let yet.
been fixed. The tixiti of the date tor the
Inquest awaits thw o-, mi l, ; i-in -i' t'm fi-i-sljsls
of Chemist V. J'. Sri. f. -In of the
Itomaeh of the eiead woman and a p.i;a of
Iho chowder, the eatim; ot which, it is al
leged, caused her tioa.ii.
The police are positive that tiny have
OtUupllltO case rtuti.-t .i:n .'ic: i' jevl wom
en. They claim that they can prove that
Iho poisoned clam t iunuii r w as ordered
from the l'estiiuriint ;u i he 'o'-oi:..;; ln'i' i.
ud that she sent it to b, r nioriav. '1 !icy
ihow a motive in lin-f. ; that upi'i the
Jcath of her lnoti-.er
(ome into tos60jsioti
1 ielolli;; V
i h. ni;i.u
on. w iiieii la
chat'.il' t'lil.ll
money, said to he lo.'.oon.
9n deposit with the city cha
they claim that they can how tl ,.t l.uu
lrMls of other people ate clam . '. o.vii. i f.
Hie t'olonial hotel res.aiii'ati! on the lai. l
Friday and siuTaioti no iliswial o; ;vi:.i!
Dr. William T. Bullrrar-. t'e physirlan
Itho v.is called in to attecet ,..s. K'.iss
lurinR her l.-.st hours. sa';i ye,ter-!:y ihat
ho never kmw of a cane la wh.ch t!.e ,-. i
ftence against th- acciiscd v .n frail:e-se.t
Ivith such eonip!eteiie ar.d ;1 tp.iieii. l'r.
Pullman diarrno.ed the cse as one o' poi
loning from the first, ml .-t a bout at
5nce to preserve all The eviilr-cal hand.
tt was he who entitled The rur-nuT and
tho police o? the fact t'n.t the death of
Urs. Bliss was sutpicious.
Captain Thompson earrlod the warrant
for the arrest of lirs. Fiemine m 1 i t pnek
tt for nearly 9i hours without exreitt Itn;
It, because l.rt wanted the iinalysis of
Chemist Pchecle to prora posit ivo'.y that
there was poisrea in the dead woman's
rtomaeh before he made ar. errrst. A pre
liminary report, of Chemist rVheclo to
Coroner Meagher yesterday fnrniiMhed thi
Potaon Enongh to Kill a TTorse.
During tho day Dr. Hi heele submitted
two written reports to the coroner. In
both of them he declared that he had
found evidences of the prej.iu.i-o of a larc
anontity of poison in th; dead v -man's
toniaeh. There was pi-Uou eLoiih gtvt-u
to the woman to kill a horse, tl.u chemist
aid. The same poison thai was found in
the body of the dead vvoniriii was; l'otiiai in
Uid pitcher which contaltieil the ehi-w.
The poison Ubcd whs amiiu- tiy. or n
or iu.li
f tartar
n..-.'d by
life sen
sral poison, which is tha b.isisi
(roeUc. Antimony was thu '..! -j
Dr. Meyer, who is now sorvin,.
tenco In state prisan, in t!iu killiu
Ludwle Brandt. The symptoms 6 s.
by Dr. liullniBii as being thosn of Mrs.
Bliss after she had eaten tho chowder cor
respond to those of ant-imony i-nison: n;.
It-was rumored yestt ruay t hat a war
rant liaJ also been issuod lor the ;.-n est of
tl. H. tillgs, the husband of the th-aii
tvoiiuin, who also lives al the Co! ' a: le
UjI, and who luis rooms directly o; h-.-iip
thoee of his step. laughter. Iiir. Klrminsr.
Captil n Thompson, at thu One Hundred
and Twenty-fifth stre-t station. ':r.d that
Uiure wiui ro truth in tliis report.
"I hove no intention of arrrsring eny
one else in oopnevrion with the dcatt, of
Mrs. Bliss," he said, "nnd no via r ran; has
been iesued for the arrest of any one save
Mrs. Fleming, who is now In enstt ;lv. I
know exiictly where the clicwder whicii
killed Mrs. biiiss eauu- from, aiul I 1-fi- -.v
who carried it to iirs. lliiss' he; -e. V..--.
Fleming sent that food, anil 1 am g.iif.g to
try and prove H. '
Mi's. Fleming is a :'e:nai knh'.c woman,
and she has a remarkuble history. She is
mall In utaiuro and ijuite slim and
Weighs scarcely more than 100 pounds.
Matron of tbo Tip Toy Home Tleail.
1.ACOX1A, K. H.. rVpt. 4. Mrs. Ar.nin
M. Atweod, well known to travelers as
matron of tho Tip Top House, Moaiit
Washington, died : udJeuly.
TrrMOi.r of Willlauir Collct:a read.
Prttiverir.t.n, Mas-i.. Pept. 4. Taui-s
White, aged 80, treasuisr of Wi'li.-ms col
lege, died after an illness of 14 nietths.
ostom:e Ctiirglurixeii.
Srr.AltTOK, Pa., Kept. 4 The postofftct
t. Moosic, near this place, was entered by
burglars. The aafo was blown open, and
Two registered letters ami $.'iuO worth of
(KWtege etnmps wore takcu.
up to datepastor. j
r?ti rJenourice3 Sunday Ilice I-aws and riays
A"so.!.',, Conn., Sept. 4. There is a
(!e -itioi ;;ciipi:iIon i:i religions circles of
this city over thu "utKuneed" position as
sunit:d by Rl'V. ilenry K. IDavles of the
Pe.-Ii.v CoiiftiVicuUimai church in refitreuuo
to S iii'vith i Iwcrvance.
The recent opeidu of riousatonio park
with various i.n.iuy attractions caused ft
.ru-adc. led by all O.tholie and Proteaanti
pa:.;or exee;.t Mr. Dr:ie, who defied bis
i'i'!iiir.cu,v!. elc.iintni; thar the drys of blue
! o,v :;'nn,l.'iy vrerc- pHst, and that people
should row rcuiro this fact and conduct
; iaonscU es accordingly. Fie s".id emphat
ically that tho liahoririft cln?scs should
Slave amusement or. Sundays, and that
ail who thought otherwise were hypo
crites. Tnco s:a ctnf n5; were emphasized by
the fortrarion "f a ha.ebnll club by the
minis'cr from smonpt the a'tenrtanee at
h.i church. He flayed with thorn at- tho
park. The church at once took up the
master, a division r- tlteil, and at present
the uitferenr fvotions are bitterly de
nouneit! the ntt.iTtie.c of each other. A
cliinr-.x was reached t hen Mr. Davies pre
sented his reinitiation.
The Kncllsh Yacht In llrydoek For tho Fi
nal Tourties.
N'nw Veiis. Sept 4. Valkyrie III will
be a white yacht when rhe enters the
races for t he AineriiVs cup against De
fender. Hlit; wits towed up from Ifacdj'
Ho k. ar.d '.v.-'tit into dr'dnok at Erta
basin. Tile F.!:;iisli yacht was dried on
ail rijfht u'.iji r the supervlniotl of Dook
m.'irster ,l.i)n b-t .ilvay, and instanrly a
il zen men v.'cro sent below to put their
snti'.i na pi i on the ya-clit s liull nud keel.
The ideti of l.ovd Dnnravcn was to (trnooth
niT t lie sides i f the yacht, then to pot lend
her and tiaally to piiint her white.
Valkyrie will remain in drydock proba
bly up to Thur-d:iy ( veninp. On Thurs
day lietciider will be 1'onr.d somewhere
near Iter ior soircv:hat the same purpose,
and then bo h yacht will be nicastired by
.lobn iiys'op. the ofM "ial measurer of tho
New Vork Yacht club. After that it shall
1,,' made known what Valkyrie, will allow
! iei'eudor. if anvthinir. ami how nmch De
fender will l,ae to allow Valkyrie, if. auy-thii-ii.
CerClml (M'.iintns Sayn the I'ural Ielegato
ill lif liccalie'l to llome.
Um i:v-. Hept. 4. Cardinal Gib
bons, in liiscus-itn; the v'-wnlinn of Mgr.
t.u.i i. it riii:u'. s lid t hat the pupal
il.'1- i: - would es- lei iillcd to lloiue.
the uoiai act son in such a case.
"anil Nip.:, .-aioi 1 i will probably
' I ! re, i 1,
I "Wlin
: el.ur h li
i u i ; ii i a c. slioi-i
rei.n H-ti will ho
1 1 m i .
now bear to the
Ai i -rii-a;"
'ii. will he j-.iital deieirare as now.
Will i; make no 'tatigc in his authsr
. r l is r -'mi :is to theihurcl. ill Ainor-
ne what
not iili.e
: he lias
i aft
in,' him to
bivn il-v.'iU
liav in Amrri
1 to the cardi-
al- liiii'soul
l. he w ill he
:; t inic and
r: i i ; n i t y "
ellowcfl to remain but!
then will ho recalled to
1 ! .
. 11 cn-tai:
he will 1 i
iy be recalled then?"
I'll eel's
Tt'it a inn i
Hotly A grain Exhumed.
UIA. Sept. 4 The doeaplrr.
cd hoey i f !. 1'. Pu.-el, one of tne sup
posed victims of H. II. Holmes, was agnin
i'-! ho:.; -ti from the American Mechanics'
i i-ini ti ry by the coroner's physicians. Tho
ii-ilin, with its -hastlv harden, was car-rie-i
into the toolshcd of the cemetery,
but The utmost viilati 'e was maintained
to beep the n'.;c, i of the exliu mat ion a
s.'veT. it via sul-'i'ooently V-arned t ban
one of tl e bones of the 1: sr had been re
moved nnd tin- hodv reinterred.
A Onartet off Cuollsts.
Mtpnt.fsF.iMio, Kv., Sept. 4 A double
1'SF.lMiO, Ivv., Sept. 4 A
duel was fouirht !i0 n.ilos froiy here In
Cnion - -uniy. Tenn.. I I'twrti T.i:;u rcd
Fr.'itik Iluniilion and .lohn and Henry
MeCi-i-arv. The par! ies fell out over some
lumtn'r and agreed to met and settle nn
ci inline; to code duello. Twenty sli shots
were tir.-il in all, and each was wounded,
hut una? of them will dto.
KiiiKtits of Multn In Session.
riAt:t;tsi:fi;ii, Sept. 4. The twentieth
atiTiuai eonvoeati-in of the clusptcr general
of the Rnif-hisof Malta and St. John con
v.'tu tl ii: ;bi ball. if the house of reprssen-
, vi'-i and
ill remain iu session until
-.lelet;;;'! s were welcomed by
.eral Stewart on behalf of
.si linrs. and P. F. MeDnwan
responded. ,
ij'ir;i;it de
'enter H
New Yor
Veteran Diplomat Dend.
Put viiiF.s. r:, Sept.. 4. William .Tones
hi; ;:;. i-ji s.vretary of the American
;:..;i.-n ar I,(-ndiii, la here, aired f 'i ycais.
!-- j.. ;i e:(; loarc of 3-.r.ri:;rtl tir. : vcrsi'. y
in! ..f Harvard law school and for 40
e.,. p-i -tn-.-d Inw in New York citv,
, ;. he wits the first president of tho
'ti'on lx;tjfu club of New York.
Atiautn's Chinese Village.
ATl.Ai.TA. Sept. 4. The Cotton Ptates
rid iuttji iiu'ei nul cXTosltion aiithorities
i.-sv! rt iv. i i dvict k of the arrival of K.'O
5,.!'i g, tti;; ctuit ess:onairc of t.ic Chineso
i'-iai, wi'.h I'll! 1-or actors and r.,iOcss'S
; l'vt ch: ii'l'sa fi-r-ta rtongkons. The
-i.: ,-u- y i-f Chinese r.ctors will r,aeh At
:.nta in a f-.-w d;: s.
Will Jlent Nxt In RnfTilo. I
Si'i:lM.Fll-:i.n, Miii., Sept. 4. At. a
: of tho council of tho American
A ss -elation For the Advancement of
Science it was voted to recommend to tho
rrenerul body the acceptance of the invita
t ion of Huit'alo to hold the meeting of
lM'i In that cit-v.
lluuk lir&aers In Maine.
Oai;;,a:d, Me., Sept. 4. When tho
doors of the Mcssalnnskro National bank
of Oakland was opened, it was found that
a bold attempt hnd been made to rob the
bank. The men had been evidently scared
, away, for work on the vault had been
Governor MnrUin to On to earatosa.
S A I: ATot. A, t-ept. 4. Governor Levi P.
Morton will reach hero today and will be
the guest of
of Saratoga daring tho floral
' fcto.
An Order Read to the Sqnads In All th
Station ffonses Assuring Them of Pro
tection From Ferseentlon Tl'hleh Might
Follow a Kefneal to Contribute.
New York, Pent. . Members of the
police department have been warned noc
to contribute to a fund to influence legis
lation at Albany. It was reported sevoral
da-VK ago that the policemen of this city
proposed to form an association and con
tribute fSO.OOO to prevent rform police
legislation. The association, it was said,
was to be composed of patrolmen, rounds
men and sergeants. Sergeants were to pay
an initiation fee of ff0, roundsmen $25,
patrolmen $'J0. In udditlon to this there
were to be dues of from f to f 10 a month.
Police Commissioners Roosevelt and
Parker dec i led to inreatigate the mat
ter. They had heord that the fund wag
to he used in j art to eleot members of the
legislature pledged to favor the police.
It is not known what these commission
ers discovered, but they had a long con
ference yesterday afternoon, and in the
evening they called in Acting Chief Con
lin and instructed hiin to send out an or
der, which was read at midnight Inst
night in all the police stations in the city
by commanders of preolncts to their men.
The members of the force were warned
apainst subscribing to any such fund.
What the Order s!eaas.
It was not intended that the pnhlio
should know of this order at present. It
became known, howoTer, before Commis
sioners Roosevelt and Parker left police
headquarters at T o'clock. Comuiitsionwr
Roosevelt was noncommittal about the
matter, but CornmisiUiuer Parker reluo
tantly admitted that the order hitd been
He said he did not have a copy of the
order and could net remomber its exact
wording, but that In substuuee it was: 1
"Members of the police force need not
contribute to any fund they do nut wish
to. They need not give any uioiiuy to auy
association to which thoy may belong for
any puriieno. ilemhers are waruod that
thry murit not ho connected with any
movement or association which proposes
to attain an object whioh :ui;;hi be con
sidered infamous."
It will be soun that the order does not
directly allude to the corruption fund.
That it is directed a;-:nust sueh a fund
will t-e understood from the view. ex
pressed by ComniisJioner Parker, lie said:
"Wc understand that trom time to lime
Tartars associations have Lceti formed in
the police department and tho m-lnbors
asked Jo contribute certain sums. .So ex
planation hin ever been lven as to what
the mouey was used fi r. Vhc:i any mem
ber asked lor j:n explanation as To the ob
ject of the eontribut icus hu was sot duwn
.-is a ' marker. '
Coobiequenoe of Qni'Rt! -ir.lnir.
"Tho police commission-: .- well under
stand thu porsocutiuu any uuo kuowu as a
'murker' may bu subji
wish to say to th.; meui
that. T ! ey need not
they do not wish to. Th
assure them that if i:i
their refusal to eoutril-v
any associatiou they as
will see to it that their n:
' ni!iri.era. ' If uny one
.r.-, of The fo.'eu
to :i" .-thine if
e '.il'tl wishes til
:i-i-iueli"e of
money or join
j'o'.a'ii'i'(i we
i riojii are tnado
pei'stu'uti d,
need on1" Inform us, r.ud wo will prompt
ly punish the offender. "
Commissioner Parker said he knew
there were many criminals on the, forca
who feared punishment for past misdeeds.
At the time the roiniiii.-ei jiiriM decided
to investigarw the corruption fund it was
said they would punish with dismissal
and prosecute criminally any uody found
connected with the m jvotuctu. t'-or.imls-sioner
Parker rcf ns. i to say whether they
hail vidrnce aaeinst any policeman.
There are two astsooia'.i.-ns among po
licemen the Patrolmen's Protective aso
ciaiton and the Polic Ernvn!oii aoela
tion. The objects of the former asseciaMon
ure not known. Mem hers of the latter are
mo nired to pay 25 cents a month, and
when a member dies f!P0 is paid to his
relat ives.
Many sergeants, roundsmen and patrol
men say the stories about the corruption
fund are false.
Fx-Govrnor Ames' Tauhter Hurt.
NoitTH Kastov, Mass., Sept. 4. A se
rious runaway accident occurred here in
which, the daughter of ex Governor Oliver
Ames sustained a fractured skull. She is
in a critical condition and may possibly
not recover, although the attending physi
cian has not given up hope.
Pied Shielding Ills Itrother.
HAZi.KToy, Pa., Hept. 4. Matthew Ur
ban was shot through tho heart while at
tempting to protect his brother from a
gang of ronghs at Tlensant Tlill, Schuyl
kill county. Peter T'rschnvage was ar
rested on suspicion of having committed
the murder.
International CTtoket Match.
ToroNTO. Sept. 4. The Canadians se
cured a big lend in the international
cricket match with tho T'nitcd Ptates.
Kvery man scored, and only two Lyons
nnd J3oy!e failed to reach double figures.
Rochester ContrnetOTS Giving In.
r.nrriKSTKi:, Sept. 4. The only change
in the clothing workers' strike is that
eight contractors announced that they
would sign the agreement today. This is
the first break in iho ranks of the bossos.
Still a Drndlo.k.
At.nAVY, Sept. 4. The deadlock over
the apportionment of representation in
the Thirty-third district Republican sena
torial convention was continued until
Hept. 20.
TT'ashoats nioch a
CITY OF Mexico, Pent.
4. There Is no
prospc.-t nnder throo days of a through
train from the United States over the
Mexican Central on account of the wash
outs. Klagnra the Winner.
Pi.TMOtrn, Pept. 4. Tho regatta of
Koyal Western Yacht club of England was
the occasion of a nno race, in wnich fNlng
ura beat Isolde by 1 minute 9 senonds.
The American Pocioly of Professors tit
Diue.ine- Assembled in annual session at
Jndge Cowell Threatens to Commit a Wit
ness for Contempt, of Court.
After the Ii:moch.vt went to press
yesterday afternoon Chief F-gan was the
next witness put on the stand in the
C'alo murder trial. lie identified the
ilothiut; as that left with tiini for safe
The last two witnesses of the day were
evidently in fear of somebody as each
was tellintr his story. It was only by
patient "iiuiiipinir" that any siitisfaitory
answers were obtained. Calo, who all
the afternoon only looked around the
room a few times and who feared to look
at the witnesses ns they testified, became
holder :is two of his countrymen were
Iclline; their story and his hawk-like
eyes shot jrlanco after frlanoe nt them.
The w itnesses did not tell the same story
ilial they told to the coroner.
Viucenzo Hi Oinotolli saw Calo strike
' w i) underhand blows nt the dead man.
lie saw no knife ; fell on the bench where
ho and Mai'ciaiin Mariine were sitting,
l'liplieso pot up and said : "My God, l"m
killed." He, Viucenzo, then went for
It wns only by dint of hard work that
so much was pot from him and
as he stopped down J udpo Cowell said he
was very p::tienl, but he was tempted to
hit that, witness. Then after .ludpe Hoot
had oiVerod him a chair to do the act. he
.-aid he would commit the witness for
contempt ii Prosecutor Webster said so.
Joseph Pu-rliese. a brother of the de
ceased, who tin' police sav is also be-
coitiinsr frightened, testified that he
heard Maiciano, Martine and Calo light
ing. He went out and caught Prigliese
who cried "l.et me go, I in killed. Here
iiui'stions anil objections came so thick
and fast that .Indue Cowell said he w ould
adjourn the case until Friday, .ludiiri
Knot objected, claiming it wns a disgrace
to kit p a man shut up in the station.
The case went over until Friday.
Fear of Ttelng Dlpared Kept 17 tin
From ISetnrnln?.
ToPFtt A, Hept. 4. Dr. George W. Fra
ker, the famous insurance swiiidler.arrived
here in tho charge of officers and was im
mediately put in jail. A enrtons throng
nu t the party at the depot, no expressed
himself aj thoroughly glad to be near his
uid home uirain. Charges will be perferred
against bun today.
To a reporter who met the train in
Iowa t he doctor talked freely of his caso.
His answers to questions, however, wero
given in an absent minded way.
"1 did tall into the river the night we
were fishing," he said, "nnd camo near
beia drowned. However, there was drift
wood flouting in the stream, and I caught)
n lot; and floated down the river for a con
siderable distance. Finally I found a
place where I could touch bottom and
waded out- on to land. 1 laid thei all
that niht and all day tho next day. I
Was hi no condition to go back to the
springs, and accordingly I came te Kan
tas Cay. Iiecause of my appearance I
went to u cheap rooming housa on Grand
avenue, netir Fifth straos. I staid there
four days.
"(in te second day T shaved off all my
heard. I went to Chicago, and from there
I went tt Milwaukee and staid most of
the fall of that. year. By thru time the
name of Frakrr had besn too mneh adver
tised, and 1 told a roommate that I was
from Denver and my name wns William
rVhnell. I went, by the name of Pchnell
and have lived in Wisconsin and Minneso
ta ever since.
"1 had not decided to stay away nntil
rhe papers said all kinds of things r-hou
tne. Then I knew I was in disgrace an4
ponld not make a living if I came hack.
1 have started hek a thousand times and
iiiTiie near coming, but the disgrace kept
mo from doirg so."
How the Chinese Were Aroused Against
thte l-'orelgn Missionaries.
Pl!ILAPF.L.rtn A, Pept. 4. A letter has
been received hy the Rev. F. P. Dobbins,
hi charge of the Daptist missionary board
In this city, from the TTav. V. M. I'pcraft,
at Hankow, China. Mr. T'pcrr.ft is in
charge of the mission there, p. number of
whoso workers are from this city. In his
letter Mr. 1 'peraft-states that the trouble
began in C'hing Too-Foo, the capital of iho
province, on May CS. Three Protestant
missionary societies are located there. Tho
tfrst warming of ttic trouhle was tho post
ing of a placard in srveral places of the
cfty rending as follows:
"Notice is hereby given that at present
fore4s;n barbarians are hiring evil charac
ters to oteal small children that they may
extrm-t oil from them for their use. I
huvo a female servant named Li, who has
personally seen this done. I therefore ex
hort you good people not to allow your
children to go nut. I hope you will act in
accordance with this."
This was soon followed by an attack by
a mob on the Canadian Methodist mis
sion, which was destroyed.
It Is Organized With Five States and a Cap
Ital at M.Ja.a.
I.-oxtiok. Pept. 4. A Havana dispatch
to The Times says that the meeting of In
surgent delegates at Najasa proclaimed a
constitution for tho republic on a federal
basis of five states. They also elected the
Marquis of fSanta Lucia president and ap
pointed various officers, as woll as con
firming the nominations of Antonio Ma
teo to be general commanding in Santiago
do Cuba, Maximo Gomez in Puerto Prin
cipe and Ro) ff in Santa Clara. Najasa
was proclaimed as tho provisional federal
capital. A resolution was adopted pee
luitting farm --rs to sell their produce In
the towns on the payment of 25 per cent
nd valorem duty.
A proposal to proclaim Maceo dictator
of Cuba was diseussed for six days and
was finally withdrawn. The Autouomisti
Tarty intend to petition sppaln for self
government en Canadian lines. It Is
stated that Maximo Gomel is inclined to
accept conditional autenemy, bnt Antonio
Macco declines any core promise.
Hundreds of Lives ltvst.
Vancolvkk, R. C, Sept 4. Ship
reaching here report a terrible typhoou
in tho harboT of Kuchiuctzu. Thirty
six vessels were wrecked and .hundreds
of Uvea lost.
Fayne Says TIo Was drugged. Thought
He Was About to Be Assaulted and
Fired, hut Hid "ot Know He Shot
The trial of Edward Pnvne. chnrsred
with the shoot ins: of Patrick Mooney on I
the night of August 10. took place iti the
cilj court touay. vt neu tne complaint t
was read to Payne, charging him with I
assault, with intent to kill, he answered !
in a clear voice, "Not piiltv.' I'avne's
brother, Martin Payne, from Troy. N.Y.. !
was present, and Attorneys O'Neill nnd
Cartnody defended the accused. i
Dr liiiycs told of being called to I
Moouey's on the night in question, lie
described the wound made hy the bullet, ;
which had hi nil probability entered the
right lung. He was unable to locate the
bullet. Mooney was recovering slowly, :
but was still in danger. The lunsr was
clearing up, but he suffers from pain i
whenever he coughs.
Mrs Patrick Moouev snid that Pavne
nnd her husband were always good
friends. Payne had been in their place
of business that day for the first time in
oyer two years. He told Mrs Mooney
that he owed her $3.85. She replied that '
if he said so, it was all right. Payne and
her husband never had a word of anger j
between them in their lives.
Jerry Finn said : "I went to my broth
er James Finn s saloon on Dublin street
at 10:30 o'clock on the night in question.
'There were six men in the place and I
treated all. I came out and saw Payne
lying inside the. fence on iho grass.
Mooney stood at the gate. 1 asked Payne
what was the matter, lie raised
up, mumbled something, drew u
revolver from his pocket and
pointed it at me. I told him to hold
on, that there was no use iu doing that.
He then put it back in his pocket. Payne
then said: 'I've been drugged or dosed"
but let us have a ih'iuk, 1 turned to go
to the saloon, when I hoard Mooney's
voice say : 'Take your hands ofV me,
you are choking me." J turned and saw
Payne holding Mooney. I heard the
shot and saw .Mooney fall crying, 'I'tn
shot. Payne then turned on the rest
of us. flourishing his revolver and asked
us if we wanted any more. I said to
him : 'No, you've done enoue;li.'
Payne the went down the mad. I fol
lowed and he wanted to know who he
had shot. I said, 'Pat Mooney." lie
replied, 'I will go down a.ul see him." I
then wenl for a team for Mooney."
Janus Cody, who liu's al lll'l Ka-t
Main street, said he went into Finn's at
M o'clock; met Payne going out: saw
him again ul 1! o'clock when lie pulled
the gun mi Finn, saying. " an't 1 r. .-; on
this rail'?" Being coaxed i' ivne re' up
the gun. He started for the saloon on
Payne's invitation to drink. Payne hnd
saiil : "I've been drugged." Asked where
he had her n ho said he was in several
places. As Cody went toward saloon he
heard Payne's voice say: "Don't lay
your hand on me."
lit looked back nnd saw Mooney and
PuMie having hold i-f each other.
Pu no's right hand was on his lop
pocket. He saw Pavne give Mooney a
twist and throw hitn ou one Uiice.
Payne then said, "If jmi want this you
can have it." ll- then slu.i him, and
Mooney fell on his hands and knees.
P.i' ne "kicked him twice when he was
low II.
Thomas HacV.cti. who lives at 1,'.fl
Dublin street. wa. iu Finn's at ! o'clock,
lie saw Pavue there. Pavne leaned . n
the bar. lie went out and w lnui 1 lack-
ett went out later lie saw Payne lying on I
i In- grass, face down. He ra:.-ed
him up ami plan d him mi '
the other -idc of the walk. Payne ap
peared to In- sick, llacke'.i was tin' riist
one out of the saloon at 11 oTTock- He
though? Jerry Finn took hold of Peyin
and shook him, but wss not sure, lie
heard Ihe-sliot and saw Mooney fall.
Edward Theho of 4ls Dublin street
was not in Finn's plac ufi-or sit o'clock
al night. He wa- going by alter the
shooting and helped pick Mooney up.
lie knew nothing of lmw il happened.
William Clart'ey, who liven at 47 Dub
lin strict, was in Finn's place that
night. Payne came in and went out and
s:;t on the steps. Mooney started to sing
and Payne helped him. Clalioy aud John
Slavin then went out to the barn and
were there when they heard the shm.
When they got down to the gate thcy
found Mooney shot and ilackott helping
him across "the street. He said it
was the first time he ever saw Ed Payne
go into a saloon nnd go out without buy
ing a drink. Claffey was put through Hj
rigid cross examination.
Edward Wheeler lives nt 408 Dublin
street and tends bar for Finn. He was
there the night in question. He told a
similar story as the others, with the x
ecption that when Payne said "Come in
and have a drink." Mooney put his hand
on I'avne's arm and said. "The bar
louder' wants to treat." Payne
answered, "1 want no one to treat me. I
w ill treat." Wheeler then started for the
saloon and before he got in he heard the
Judge Cowell said
I'm going to ht Hove
: "Do you suppose
any such testimony
as that.
Wheeler replied, "I'm telling the
truth. 1 left the saloon and went itilo
the var-1 and l.-f'i Mooney and Cody in
there. 1 knew lln in and trusted them."
Judge Cowell said there wen-no two
who t old the same story.
Detective Egan told of arresting Payne,
assisted by I.ieutenatit Bannon. Payne
wauled to" know what he was arrest-'. 1
for. He was not told. Then he want ml
to know who was shot. They told him
Pat Mooney. He said it was too bud.
that Mooney was the best friend lie had.
He said he knew he shot sonic one He
went down town after work, had supper
at the Wayside inn. took a driuk at Hart 's,
at Duggau's on East Main street, and at
Duggan s on Dublin street, aim at
Finn's. He drank only beer. He said
he musthavti been tlrugged. as beer never
had such an effect on him before. IU'
clnimed he was robbed; that the had $14
when he went to Finn's, and that w hen
he woke up outside he only had 4. lie
didn't know why iu h they could not
keep their hands off him. He e'lain el
thev got around him aud " touched him
for 6 10."
Mrs. James Finn said she was
down town, and on her return,
saw a man lying in the yard. She
woke hitn iiji and asked him who he was
and the man said he was Payne. She
asked him what was the matter with
him. He said that he had
been flowu town drinking and had been
drugged. That w as the last she saw of
him until after the shooting.
John Siavin lives at 40li Silver street
and told almost a similar story of Clalrby,
Attorney Webster had to" be absent
wheu court re-opened at 2 o'clock and
Judge Lowe prosecuted.
Edward Payue took the stand. He
snitl he was past 48 vears of age and
, lived on the Prospect- road. He was not
a hard drinking man and had not been
j for twelve or fifteen years. Worked at
j East Rrass mill all of the week of the
shooting. Left work at 4.30 on the
I day in question, went to the post
ollice lir-t then to the Wayside inn.
took a glass of ale iu D. T. Hart's and
! another in Xbiggan's. He had 14.90
when he left the shop. Took another
!t!e in Duggau's on Dublin street and
i then went lo Mooney's to pay a little
i bid he owed, but had nothing to chink
; there. Went from there to Finn's and
saw six or eight people there. He called
for a sina.ll ale and was served by
i W heeler. Got sick at once with a burn
, ing sensation in the stomach. He went
out anil sat dow n on the floor steps. Got
up from there and fell on grass in yard,
j "When I came to," he said, "I was vom
iting." Ilackott spoke to me and I
remember Mrs Finn asking me who
I was. I thin got up on my
j feet, put my hand in my pocket and
missed my money. Saiil something
i about being robbed. Then someone
grabbed me by both lapels of my coat;
did not know who it was. Tried to
swing me oil" of my feet. I put my hand
back and got hold of my gun and shot.
1 thought I was going "to get killed or
Attorney O'Neill here commenced to
lead the w itness on and Judge Lowe said
the trial was getting to lie a farce. Judge
( ow ell told the lawyers to go on in the
the proper way.
"After 1 shot him." continued Payne,
"the man commenced to shout you
what did you shoot me fer." I
started for home" ami four men followed
me up to the end of the cemetery. I
iieyei- had a word w ith Mooney in my
life atitl ditl not know it was him I did
shoot ."
i ross examined Payne was asked
how many men he had shot.
Payne did not care to answer
and Judge Cowell said he would not go
into the merits of any other case. ITe.
knew himself that Payne tired some
bird sin t into a man in Pro.-poct and
Judge Cowell said il made a better cit
iren of the man that was shot.
At ;:30 Attorney O'Neill began his
arguments for the defense.
Ilenry Flsw-nrtli Horribly Mutilated by a
l".erksliii-e liv!sion Tral'i.
Ni:w Mil t'l.nt', Sept. !. At 10 o'clock
this morning an express irain on the
Itcrk.-uii'i' division struck a team in which
was Henry El-worth of Aspetuck
and Mrs. Phoebe J. Tremont of Paw
ling. New York. He was
w.i- instantly killed, bis neck, hack, one
leg and both arms being broken, and one
h g cut off. The woman, w ho was seri
ously injured, was taken to the Danhury
hospital on a special train.
A Commers Held In Honor of the Ger
man-American Teterana.
Berlin, Sept. 4. A commers in honor
of the Germun-American veterans waa
made the occasion for the gathering of
many comrades of the late war. The Bug
gvnhagen garden was brilliantly Illumi
nated and decorated with flags, and a
military bond played selections. Tho
president of the military association deliv
ered an oration, and at its conclusion call
ed for cheers for tho emperor. The vice
president toasted tho visiting American
vctorans and their wives, and the band
played "Hail Columbia" and a number of
battle pieces and patriotio airs. The com
mers proved a great success.
The correspondent of the London Times)
here, in writing to his paper, says that the
jmperor's sharp words against Socialists
in his speech to tho guards on Monday
has roused Germany with startling sud
denness out of her patriotio enthusiasm
and has recalled her to the political strug
gles ef everyday life. Many comments
have already appeared in the Conservative
organs applauding his majesty's words.
The Tageblatt says: "The Imperial ap
penl will not be made in vain, but B
Liberal can join In the agitation for a sec
ond edition of the antirevolutlon bills.
The best wny to thwart the Socialists is
to grant real reforms and give tho work
ing classes less occasion for complaint
that legislation robs the poor for the bono
fit of the rich. "
The Xorddeutpohe Allgemelne Zeltnng
also dwells upon tho necessity of steps t
stem the Pooialist tide. "It remains to be
seen," this paper goes on, "what frail
she speech will produce. Kvtn the mew
careless might well be ronscd f-"w indif
ference by the emperor's thnat to anneal
to the army. It- is a thnokless task ts
prophesy evil ; but, considering the condi
tion of political life in Germany, one Is
driven unwillingly to the conclusion thao
the imperial words, though resounding
for a time through the country, will final
ly be stifled by the ever irereaslng din of
party strife. "
Asa revenge for the prohibition of then?
meetings- the Socialists sent tho following
message to their friends in Paris: "On
the twenty-fifth anniTorsary of Sedan wa
send .-s a prorest nKR'nst war and chauvin
ism a greeting and a elarp of th hand to
our French comrades. Hurrah for lnter
solidnrity !'
The Moon and the Berth Cave a epeotaete
lar Altdatht Performance.
New Yoke, Popt. 4. For newly two
hours this morning the moon waa totally
eclipsed, and the eclipse was splendidly
stage managod. The moon hung in a blue
and limpid sky, and not a siuglo cloud
showed op above the heriion.

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