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r Help, advertise In THE DISPATCH. iff "si Is. ssf m. Purchaser can be found for everything i I IK I I B offered For Sale In THE DISPATCH. L WU M M, K Y TnE DISPATCH Ii the best advertising B tntnlinm la Western Pennsylvania. TrT It. FORTY-FOTJRTH TEAB. ENDED IU BOLT, The Democratic Conventions Last Evening Were Ex tremely Lively. TWO SETS OF DELEGATES "Will Carry the Pittsburg Fight 0?er to Harrisbnrg. THE ANTI-BIGLEE MEN YICTURIOUS, Tbongh Tim O'Leary's Friends Declare He Will Come Ont Abend In This Contest Yet Sluggers V'ero Visible to the Kaked Eye at Sr.no of the Conventions, but the Threat of a Police Call Pre vented Actual Fisticuffs Bigler Was Only Openly Indorsed In One Conven tionThe Tug of War Between Patrick Foley and O'Leary. Bigler's friends were not able to 'win the day in Pittsburg. But on accounts of bolt in two ol the courentions last night they will renew the fight at Harrisbnrg next "Wednesday with delegates as contestants to the seats of several of the anti-Bigler men. It was a very spirited series of conventions. The Democratic conventions last night were animated in the extreme. The Third Legislative District Convention met in Se lect Council chamber at 8 o'clock. John Hidden called it to order. J. S. Barron was announced on the roll as the delegate from the Pint district of the Second ward. M. J. Bafferty said he was informed that Barron was a substitute. He declared that things were crooked; that Michael Connelly had been elected from that dis trict and his name should be on the. roll.. Several others .talked at the same time as Bafferty. The Chairman shouted for them to take their seats and for a few moments the room was in an uproar. AN OMINOUS THBEAT. Bafferty threatened to bolt, but finally quieted down. "When his district was called he "refused to present his credentials until Connelly's name should be placed on the list. . "You can t beat us that way," he ex-J claimed, and again he and half a dozen others cried out about "roll fixing" and other dodges. The sixth district of the Sixth ward was reached. The secretary announced no name e rollwhen a delegate arose and tapping - 4'hest, said: ''Yes, there is; put it down to Je JTonorable M. B. Keefe, Esquire, with no. opposition. That's me." .A-lew ucondi later Haflerty was again on his feet and yelled: "STou've got it all your own way, ain't you? The only thing we can do to get the best of it is to take it, and we're coing to do it." Others aided Bafferty in the cries, while as many more shouted for them to sit down. The Chairman threatened to call the police, but the Bafferty faction were defiant. Bafferty finally seized his hat, exclaiming: "We'll get done up anyhow." David Larkin pushed him back into his seat, saying: "Sit down! if we'll get done up." A disturbance in the lobby attracted the attention oi the delegates, and in the in terim 'Squire Boyle and Mr. Bafferty were nominated for temporary chairman. Baf ferty withdrew his name and 'Squire Boyle was chosen Chairman with a chorus of yells and cheers. THE BOLT OCCTTES. At this the Bafferty, Larkin and the Big ler faction bolted. As they went out the door Bafferty yelled: ""We'll meet in Har risbnrg." "Kick them out," screamed several" ot their opponents, and amid howls of derision and defiance from both sides, and insulting gestures, and shaken fists, the bolters dis appeared into the reception chamber to hold a convention of their own. As the door closed after them John En nis exclaimed: "Majorities never bojt They tried all means, to defeat us and failed, and now they've bolted. They tried to buy our delegates, and when they conldnjt do it they tried to have them fired out ot 'their jobs." "Tim O'Leary did it," said Elmer Byers. "He tried to have me put out of my place at Bovard, Bose & Co. V After this the convention proceeded har moniously. John Tobin and Lawrence Ennis were then nominated and elected delegates to the State Convention, receiving a total of 19J4 votes each. John Ennis moved that a vote of censure be passed on the conduct of the gentlemen who had acted so outrageously. The mo tion was adopted and the convention ad journed. In the meantime the bolters convened in the reception chamber and selected "W. J. Bafferty as Chairman. They had no roll to make up, but ON COUNTING NOSES, announced a total of 19 votes present John Cahill and TV. J. Curry were in due form nominated and elected delegates to the State Convention lrom the Third Legislative district On motion they were instructed to cast their ballots for Bigler ior State Treas urer. Mr. Bafferty then made a vigorous speech -plaining whv they had bolted. He de Ted the Ennis people, and charred ' having fixed up the rolls. They "do us up," and all that could kick on the first bad break, referred to the Connolly ' said, was not even on regularly elected a i, who had an ''a substitute, it," shouted at Barron, ron, who at ot be heard, n. Get out ind he went fET. Convention aon Council . . chamber and was -called to order, by Thos. Mullen, while P. M. Carr acted as Secre tary. Jerry Dougherty presented a credential as a substitute for John Mellville, of the Fifth precinct of the Fourteenth ward. Mr. O'Leary objected to Doughertv because Mellville, whom he represented, is a Be publican. Mr. Dougherty, however, was seated. .Another row occurred when the Seventh preciect of the-Fourteenth ward was reached. James H. McQuaid pre sented a credential as a substitute for James Butler. As soon as his name was called several delegates were on their feet, and stated that McQuaid lived in the Sixth pre cinct Mr. O'Leary, Mr. McQuaid and several others insisted that the delegate was all right, but the opposition wanted him sworn. This was objected to, and the excitement that followed was intense. J. TV. Giles called Mr. O'Leary a liar, and the latter re turned the compliment with several ad ditional adjectives thrown in. Giles walked over to O'Leary's side of the room and it looked threatening for a few minutes, A FISTICUFF PBEVENTED. Mr. Brennen pulled Giles away, sayingi "You don't want to fight here and break up the convention." Mr. Giles No, I don't want to fight for he would run anyway. Mr. O'Leary Oh, you never saw any ot the family run away from a fieht The matter was quieted down and after the roll was completed Chairman Mullen called for nominations for temporary chair man. Mr. O'Leary and Mr. Foley, were both nominated. The vote stood 54J to 34 in favor of Patrick Foley. Mr. O'Leary was greeted with applause when, as his name was called, he voted for Mr. Foley. William Walls, of the Twenty-seventh ward; P. Foley, of the Thirty-sixth; Mark Schmid, John Dillemuth, of the Seven teenthj'W. J. Brennen, of the Fourteenth, and M. C. Dwyer,of the Eighteenth, were nominated for delegates to the State con vention as representatives of the Foley faction. Mr. O'Leary made a tour of the room, whispering in the ears of some of his delegates. His side of the house refused to nominate delegates, and the nominations were closed. The vote was then taken, many of the O'Leary delegates declining to vote. The ballot resulted as follows: "William Walls, 54 votes; P. Foley, 55; Mark Schmid, 54; John Dillemuth, 55; TV. J. Brennen, 56, and M. C. Dwyer, 56. THE SECOND BOLT. There were 89 votes in the convention, and as it only required 44 to elect, the en tire six wete declared elected, and the con vention adjourned. The Foley delegates left the room immediately, but the others remained. Mr. O'Leary charged the Foley people with fraud; they had packed the roll by bringing in people who were never elected, and he was opposed to that kind of business. He displayed a small ticket bearing the names of six persons whom he desired to have elected as representative delegates from the Fifth District One of the six, James A. Clark, was called to the chair,' and without any further ceremony the ticket was nominated and elected, by accla mation. The following is the entire in scription on the card displayed by Mr. O'Leary: Delegates to the State Convention Against Bosses or Boss Rule William Scbaeffer, Joseph A. Weldon, Frank Jackson, Thomas P. McCullougb, James A. Clark and James Dolan. When this convention adjourned, and the delegates were retiring someone whose name could not be learned, stopped Michael Baf ferty at the door and wanted to fight him, but Mr. Bafferty was notin a fighting mood, and the trouble was allowed to blow over. AN INCIPIENT BOTV. , In the Second Legislative Convention, at Select Council chamber, Allegheny, the evening was made lively by a row over cre dentials. Mr. Sullivan had brought for ward the credentials of Abe Miller, saying he had been elected tromv the First district of the Fifth ward. The Secretaries an nounced that it was already represented by Alfred Ober. Mr. Dan Haggerty, of the Second ward, jumped to his feet and accused Mr. Sullivan of fixing the delegate after the meeting convened. Mr. Sullivan did not appear to understand and Mr. Haggerty appealed to Chairman T. D. Casev. He told Mr. Haggerty to sit down, that he was running that convention. Mr. .Haggerty did not comply at once and the chair said if the gentleman would not sit down "he would be compelled to insult him." He did not have any axes to grind and would not brook an attack from Mr. Haggertv or anybody else. Mr. Sullivan in the meantime had learned that the First district of the Fifth ward was represented. "While the Chairman and Mr. Haggerty were having their little war he had slipped up to the Secretaries' desk and rectified his "mistake," changing the credentials of Abe Miller to the Fifth district of the Sixth ward, which had not before been represented. Mr. Sullivan nominated Mr. Hughes, of the Ninth ward, for State delegate. The other nominees were- Edwin Culp. of the Sixth ward, Samuel Hawthorne and J. K. Jacobs. On the ballot Mr. Hughes got 14 votes, Culp 13, Hawthorne 10 and Jacobs 9. The Chairman then announced the election of Messrs. Hughes and Culp and the con vention adjourned without giving them any instructions. BIGLEB IS INDOBSED. The First Legislative Convention in Alle gheny was very much of a Bigler gathering. Twenty-six of the 36 delegates in the dis trict were present, and they got down to business with John Huckenstein as Chair man. Geo. A. Koehler and Edward G. Lang were elected State delegates. Mr. Bob iuson and another delegate wanted a roll call with the idea of voting for Mr. Huck enstein, but they got no encouragement, and the nominees were elected by acclamation. Mr. Huckenstein read the following resolu tion: Whereas, It has been announced that the Hon. K. A. Bigler is a candidate before our btate convention for the office of Stato Treas urer and as we, the delegates of this conven tion, have observed in him during his term of office hero as Revenue Collector an efficient, able, upright and honest officer, with great executive ability, be it therefore Hesolyed, That our delegates elected this day to represent the First Legislative district of Allegheny couDty, in said btate convention, be Instructed to cast their vote for State Treasurer for the Hon. E. A. Bigler, of Clear field county. The resolution was adopted with but one dissenting vote and the convention ad journed. VEBV QUIET CONVENTIONS. The Fourth Legislative Convention met last night in the Balston Schoolhouse and elected Matt Cavenaugh and Edward Barry delegates to the State Convention. There was no friction in ,the Seventh Dis trict Convention. In ten 'minutes August M. Schermot, J.B. McGinleyand B, S. Mc Cutcheon were chosen delegates to the State Convention. They are all called anti-Bigler men. The Eisrhth Legislative District Demo cratic Convention aid its worK in less than ten minutes. "William McGinnis, of- Pat ton township, and Matthew Steel, of Penn township, were elected delegates to the State Convention. The Sixth district Democrats. Southside, met in Salisbury Hall yesterdav morning and in less than an hour got through with their work. They elected J. E. Moran, Peter Spicber and John D. Conway dele gates to the State Convention. BBENNEN CLAIMS VICTOBT. The house of Brennen was formed at midnight at the rooms of the County Dem ocracy and it was jubilant The crowd was discussing the bolt of the O'Leary contin gent in theFifth Legislative Convention, and Charley Anderkon, in a voice as dry as the Sahara desert, remarked that majorities didn't bolt Councilman Mnllin said: "We have 19 out of the 22 delegates and we have beaten two of Bigler's grant:- ers, Hawthorn and Haggerty. We gave O'Leary everything doubtful in the pre liminary organization, and yet for Chair man Foley got 54 votes to 34 lor O'Leary's man. TVe knew we had him on the hip, and could afford to be generous. Said Mr. Brennen: "TOa have 19 out of the 22 delegates, and I can give you their names. This computation allows them the First district, where at present we are not claiming anything. In the Second district, Allegheny, we elect Edward Culp and Wil liam Hughes; in the Third district, John Tobin and Lawrence Ennis; in the Fourth district. Mat Kavanaugh; Fifth district, William "Walls, myself, P. Foley, Mark Smith, John Dillworth and Michael Dwyer; Sixth district, John D. Conway, Peter Spicher and J. E. Moran; Seventh district, August Shenot, J. B. McGlnley and B. S. McCutcheon, and in the Eighth district, Mathew Steel and "William B. McGinnis." ME. O'LEABY'S COMPLAINT. Mr. Timothy O'Leary was found com fortably ensconced at the Bandall Club House. He said: "We claim the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth districts, 14 delegates to their 8. TVe claim that we were denied the right to see the roll of dele gates which was fixe' up by heelers and lunch-route hangers-on to suit the anti Bigler crowd. The press was also denied access to the roll, several reporters having tried to see it and failed." Mr. O'Leary called on a number of people to substantiate what he as serted, and they did it with a will, one man stating4 that delegates who had properly authenticated credentials could not get their names placed on the roll. The situation "at 12 o'clock, last night was sufficiently exciting to satisfy the most exacting disciple ot political "harmony." The O'Leary side contended that under the rules 24 hours' no tice of contest should be given, and that the rule was ignored and that Brennsn-Foley delegates weie admitted to represent dis tricts in which they did not live. THE COUNTY NOMINEES.. Incidents Attending: tho Nomination of It. H. Johnston, Judge Collier and Harry Beltzhoover Quietness Wan There Indeed Fen Sketches. ' The interest taken by the bar in the selec tion of a District Attorney was shown by the large array of lawyers as delegates at the Democratic Convention at O 1 d City Hall in the morning. County Chairman, H. T. "Watson, Esq., calle'd the convention to order and P. M. Carr called the roll. Alder man B. F. McKenna was elected Chairman and Messrs. C. A. Ii. S. Johnston. Fagan, G. A. Conrad, Dawson and John Madden were chosen assistants, and secre tary Carr, P. Foley and J. C. O'Donnell escorted Judge McKenna to the chair and Mr. Foley presented him with a black thorn cane as an assistant in the preserva tion of order. " ... Chairman "Watson was re-elected chair man of the County Convention; only one vote in the negative. J. Jl Miller, Esq., nominated E. H. Johnston for District Attorney in a speech that was frequently drowned in applause, and when Mr. Foley moved a nomination by acclamation it went through as slick as though greased. There were loud calls for a speech from Mr. Johnston, but he wasn't on hand. , Harry Beltihoover was nominated for Coroner, and W. L. Loucks. of Tarentum, for Director of the Poor, both by acclama tion. "William Beardon, Esq., in a ringing speech, held up Judge F. H. Collier as the choice of all parties. Democratic, Republi can and Greenback, for the ability and faithfulness with which he had filled his position as Judge for 20 years, and offered the following: Resolved, That the uniform courtesy, Impar tiality, integrity and ability with which Hon. Frederick H.Collier has for 20 years discharged the duties ot bis responsible office of Associate Law Judge of the Conrt of Common Pleas of Allegheny county entitles him to the unani mous indorsement and support of the Demo crats of Allegheny county, to which this con vention, representing the Democratic party, does hereby pledge itself, not doubting that in the future, as in the past, he will justify their confidence and support. Only three delegates voted against the in dorsement of Judge Collier. Besolutions were adopted providing for the nomination of candidates for office and the election of delegates to the State Con vention by the direct vote or Crawford county system and providing for the publi cation and filling of vacancies on the County Committee. Bichard Henry Johnston is a native of Pittsburg. He was born July 10, 1856, in the Fourth waijl. His grandfather, Alex ander Johnston, came from Ireland to Car lisle, Pa., in 1798, and from there moved to Greensburg, and finally to Pittsburg. He was a Democrat, and held several responsi ble offices, among them Sheriff of West moreland county. Three of his sons were officers in the United States army and Bich ard H.. after whom the nominee" is named, was killed at the battle of Molina del Bey, Mexico. His son William F. Johnston, father of the candidate, was born in West moreland county and. was a lawyer. He was active in politics and was Governor of the State from 1848 to 1852. Bichard H. Johnston, the present nominee, was educated at Fourth ward school of this city and Helmuth College, Ontario, Canada, studying law at Yale College and receiving the degree of Bachelor ol Laws. He was admitted to practice in Armstrong county in 1877 and to the Alle gheny county bar in 188L He is President of the Fourth TVard School Board. Since his admission to the Allegheny county bar Mr. Johnston has made a brilliant record in the Criminal Court Soon after District Attorney Porter was elected he was taken sick, and Mr. Johnston being appointed, has filled the office with satisfaction to all, Court, bar and public. Harry Beltzhoover, nominated for Cor oner, was born in this city in 1855. He is descended from the old Beltzhoover family which was- well grounded in Allegheny county away back in the eighteenth cen tury. Harry's boyhood was one of hard work. He was educated in the Third ward school under the care of H. I. Gourley, ex-President of Select Council. Early in life Harry went into the undertaking business at Murphy's estab lishment and since then has lound his re laxation from hard work mainly in politics, exertion in behalf of the Democratic party being with him a labor ot love. In 1886 Mr. Beltzhoover was a candidate for the Legislature in the Second district and though it is a Republican stronghold, giving a Bepublican majority of 1,500 in 1885, his popularity was so great that Mr. Lsmon, his opponent, had but about 400 majority. A DAI WITH HARRISON. The President Sees Botae Callers, tnt Trans acts No Business. DeebPabk, Ms., August 27. President Harrison executed no official business to day. Among the callers at the cottage were Major "William B. Lowe, of Cincinnati; General Nathan Goff, Jr., of "West Virginia, with whom the President took a long walk; and BeV. George L. Wellard, a Catholic priest, with whom the President conversed in reference to the treatment of ihe Indians. iSijlflijtfSp 4t ppwt PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1889. A CITY OF GOSSIP. Sojourners at Atlantic City Have but One Thins ko Talk About. MRS. HAMILTON IN JAIL. Testimony In Her Trialy Adduced to Prove a Case of Self-foefense. SHE AND THE KUKSE HAW QDAEEELED, And lho Latter Struct Her Mistreat in the Face lor Discharging Her. Atlantic City has been transfoAmed into a home for gossip. The prellminairy hearing of Mr. and Mrs. Bobert Bay Hamilton was held yesterday and resulted in thtV wife be ing held for her assault on the nnr we, Mary Donnelly, while Mr. Hamilton was Vreleased on 8600 bail. The defense ii trying ti prove a case of self-defense. (SPECIAL TK.IOBXM TO THE DISFlTCnf-1 Atlantic Citt. K". J.. August 27.- The horrible stabbing of Mrs. Mary nelly, in the Noll cottage, on Tennesseeave- nne, near midday yesterday, by her misti the wife of Bobert B. Hamilton, has con verted this place from & merry sumnier resort into a city of gossip. Little by litAle the facts have leaked out and what a npirprl stratum nbnnt the affair last nigtflt and this morning is now clear enough. The fact that Mrs. Hamilton made a mu derous assault upon- her servant has n been changed, but the intimation that b fore doing so she had tried to stab her band, and that her attack was the sole n suit of an ungovernable temper and nave been proven lalse. Mrs. Bnpp, the proprietress of the Noll cottage, said that tne lamuy was oruen, and well behaved. Mrs. Hamilton was CAEEFCTi XK HEB ACTIONS and made no freer with men to whom she was introduced to than, is customary among the women here. The statements that she was over gay and was given to flirting and drinking are said to be false. Her travels through California had not benefited her health, and she lost so much flesh that her dresses fitted her badly when she came here. She is fond of dress, and so she sent to Mrs. Frederick J. Swinton, ot 111 West Fifteenth street, New York, to come here and overhaul her wardrobe. Mrs. Swinton arrived about four weeks ago, and put up at the Verona. It is certain that Mr. Hamilton's friends did not care much for his wife, and it is also certain that the apparent impossibility ot his ever being able to introduce her into the. society to wljich he had been ac customed DBOVE HIM-PBOSI THE CrTTT and sent him traveling through the country. General Schuyler Hamilton, the father of Bobert Bav Hamilton, was dissatisfied with the life his son was leading, and had fre quently written to him to come home and Bettle do-vn. The General was so much in terested in this that on August 18 be came here and stopped at the Chalfonte. On the evening of that day he called at the Noll cottage and had a long interview with his son and his daughter-in-law. He urged them to return to New York and live there properly and to stop scampering about the country. The young couple finally con sented to do so, and they slowly began pre parations for a move to-Aew xorK, -n : ji ..i j. r.i..;. !.... ET1LL l.wv W,SHnnfctritfomlsediovehiswlfftS'Te-a'fl,ua, sea uuniiiruiociuiT u,o u wgu jvubu.wvu,d $100 a week forpm money, and he had care fully kept to this .promise. The work of packing up was t INTEBSPEBSED WITH AEGUMKNTS between the couple as to whether Mrs. Ham ilton should receive this money after they were settled in a permanent home. Mr. Ham ilton tboueht that it would not be necessary. because he would take care that all of his I wife's expenses were paid and her wants suDnlied. Mrs. Hamilton vigorously in sisted that the contract regarding the pay ment of this money should be faithfully car ried out The final quarrel was at 3:30 o clock yes terdav moraine. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ham ilton were itf bed when the war of words be gan. -Lhe quarrel grew not ana jut. Hamil ton called the nurse, Mary Donnelly, in hopes that her presence would stop the trouble. Mary came in, angrier than either her master or mistrers, because she had been disturbed. She scolded a good deal. Vind was finally ordered out of the room. She was not seen again tor two and a hall hours, and shortly before 9 o'clock Mrs. Hamilton accused her ot neglecting the baby. The nurse retorted, and the quarrel ended for the time by Mrs. Hamilton dis- I, cnarging ner. THE QTJABBEIi MADE UP. "When the Question of dispute was raised1 again between the husband and wi'e during the quarrel both of them drank a number nf whisky punches, and these did not help matters. Mrs. Hamilton wanted to send fOr the General in order to have him act as a peacemaker but she finally gave up this idea and sent for Mrg..Swinton instead. Mrs. Swinton remained with the couple for over an hour, and when she left Mrs. Ham ilton was sitting on her husband's knee and they were fondling each other. . Shortly alter this, wnue Mr. and MrsJ Hamilton were in their room, Mary Doni nelly bounced in and asked Mr. Hamilton) if she really was to leave her place. He' replied that she had to do so. Then Mrs. Donnelly began bitterly abusing Mrs.l l-l n vn tltnn Ck& n.nn wl h nf . J fw J.olina Mann 'Xfve Hmntnn'. .. .1. .1 sue wi uci uu9uauui nun uu nounced her as an unfaithful wife. t,n .Iff) fa,, ho. linnhantl nnil fi-.ll J.l uu uumit Ui 1 STEUCK AT HEB MISTRESS. The more Mrs. Donnelly talked thejnoref ner rase grew, cue suuueniy sprang a Mrs. Hamilton and struck her in the faci Then she struck her again and raised he hand lor a third blow, when Mrs. Hamilto: cried: "iou have hit me enoutrh. On the bed, just backof where Mrs. Ham: llton was standing, lay a dirk knife with keen blade six inches long. Mrs. Hamilto seized it and sprang toward Mrs. Donnell Mr. Hamilton struck his wife's arm and d verted the-blow. The dirk struck him the left side and cut a clean gash throng 1 the left leg of the trousers, from the waist band to the knee. Before he could inte: -fere again, Mrs. Hamilton had jumped t one side and thrust the dirk into Mrs. Doc nelly's abdomen, on the left side. SI e drei it back, cutting a 'gash three inch -a deep. Mrs. Donnelly ran downstairs and thre r herself on a sofa. Mrs. Bupp yelled "Mu der" and "Police," and a number of tl ) neighbors ran in. Dr. Crosby was caller, and he did what he could for the injuria woman. UBS. XIAMIIrOir HELD. Police Jnstice Irwin was loud-voiced i ad pompous during the extremely short i ad very unsatisfactory examination' which ti jk place to-day. The hearing was remarks le for but one circumstance, the refusal of '. It. Hamilton to state how long he had'lren married to the prisoner. The latterhras held without bail to await the result of Mrs. Donnelly's injuries, and 'Hamilton waire leased on $600 bail as a witness. f Officer Biddle, who made the arrests tes tified as follows: J At 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon I wassnm moned to arrest a woman. I was told thi was' on tbe second floor when I entered the co tago. I went up to tbe room designated and saw Mrs. Hamilton, who appeared greatly excite and terror stricken. There was blood on her 1 and and clothes. The moment she saw -b(i she said: "l sent for you, and I want you to arrest that woman downstairs. She Is Mary Donnelly, a drunken and a dangerous character from New York, and 1 will appear against her at the police court." I went downstairs and Into the back room, where I found Mary Donnelly lylngonasoia,wltlrherb&ndoveranaglygashin her stomach, from which toe blood flowed in a constant stream. Her garments were covered with blood, and ber face was ghastly pale. I asked her who had cut her, and she replied in a half frantic manner: "You know well who did It It was that woman upstairs. I want her arrested, and If I ever get out of this 111 Cut her. If I die she'll swing for my life." I then went back to Mrs. Hamilton and told her the woman was stabbed and she must go with me. She said: "All right. I did It, and f am sorry I did not finiih her at one job." A BURGLAirS B0MAN0E. A Strang Story Unearthed' b the Fatal Shoollnc of a MlilnUht Robber A Daughter Itenrcd Without Any Knowledge of Her Father. rSPXCIAI. TILr.CRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Shamokih-, August 27. A man was shot in the small mining town of Gilberton sev- r eral nights ago while burglarizing a store ana was taken to the Fottsvillejau wnere he is now dying from the wound. Last evening he said his name was Tom Nanke vilfe, and that he bad a brother and a cousin living here. The latter was found after a long search living in the suburbs of this city, and was informed that Narikeville sept his dying love to all his relations and friends. Leonard Bogers, the cousin was astounded upon learning of the shooting as he thought Nanke'ville was dead. A remarkably romantic tale was un earthed. Twenty-one years ago the dying burglar came from the western part of En gland to Shamokin. He was a handsome young man, dressed well and worked in the mines. Two years after a former sweetheart of Nankeville's came here with her husband. Nankeville learning of their ar rival, boarded with the young couple upon their going to housekeeping. A year later he went to PorfHurdn, N. J"., to work, and while there a month later learned of his rival's death in the mines. Coming back he married the widow. Six months later he came home drunk. A cousin of his wife upbraided him, and he tea up and Ieit His wife crave th to his child three months afterward. Mr. Nankeville waited for her husband's u, and, after six years, was told that he was dkad, and, to gain a home, married for a third) time. Her last Tinsband is a miner, and they lived very happily together. Two years agio Nankeville turned up alive here, and, learning of his wife's marriage, erect into tha house one night, and kissed his child, thrn a grown woman, as she laid asleep, and departed, never to be heard from again untjil to-day. His wirfi was interviewed, and, on being told of IXankeville's shooting, expressed deep sorrow. Her daughter was reared without acknowledge of her father's exist ence. HAT FEVER A MORAL DISEASE. Dr. Townsend Snys Only Good People SnU er Fran the Disease, ErXCIAI TILEOKAM TO THE DISFATCH.1 New YflBK, August 27. Five hundred people, rep-resenting every portion of the Union, thronged the Methodist church here this afternoon to attend the sixteenth annual meeting of the United Sjtates Hay Fever Association. The old ofucers were re-elected, and Justice Lamar, o the United States Supreme Court. was add Id to the list of Vice Presi Iter routine business had been dents. transactei , F. TV. Devoe talked about the He said that 200,000 people had anH .tint nnTnr 1A haw iuii. n..U ontlook. "hay feve ', uuu .ua w.i.j av jci .cuy uimu rcet awa' to exempt places, lie wanted to r -a v lor carrying on hay fever investigations. " Dr. TbwuBend, of Philadelphia, defended the proposition that hay fever is a moral disease. Criminals and New York Aldermen and Amarchists never had hay fever, he said. 1 ) A JOKE ON THE CANUCES. The (Seized Black Diamond Is Owned United States Citizens. by TVjASHINGTON, August 27. If rjASE :iil r an un official rumor which has reached the State Department is confirmed, it will give an al most comical effect to the angry remon strance of the Canadians against the opera tions of the revenue cutter Bush in Bebr ing Sea. The story is to the effect that the steam sealer Black Diamond, which was the; first vessel seized this year, is owned in a lirge degree, if not entirely, by citizens of thi United States. This information came to the Department incidentally while a quiet inquiry was bnng made in to the truth of the statement that the United States' Vice Consul, at Vic toria, is interested largely in some of the colonial vessels illegally sealing in Bear ing Sea, which statement has so far not been officially confirmed. - A DISOBABGED NEGK0 LABOEEE fltnbs a Man and Causes a Small Blot nt Cincinnati. Cincinnati, August-27. A fight took place in the lower part of this city to-day that almost resulted in a riot Frank Jones, a negro employed in a gang engaged in improving tbe streets, was discharged two days ago. This morning ne came down to where the men were at work and attacked Thomas Gannon, a laborer whom he sus pected of having caused liis discharge, and stabbed him. inflicting a dangerous wound. The working gang pursued Jones, who was forced .to take refuge in an engine house, where he was arrested. Meanwhile a large crowd of negroes had gathered and were attempting to rescue Jones, while the laborers iranted to revenge Gannon. The police, however, held the mob in check until Jones was securely jailed. 'FIVE PERSONS KILLED Br the Bursting of a. Boiler la a Tovrnndq Kali Factory. Elmiba, N. Y., August 27. This after noon about 2 o'clock a boiler in the nail factory of ,Godcharles & Co., at South Towanda, Pa., exploded. Five men were instantly killed, two others probably will die and four others were terribly injured. The killed are Bichard Act ley, Sanford Smith, John Bostwick, Isaac Bantford and Guv Herman. J. Eider and George See beck will probably" die. Charles Mac Veagh, Bay Thomas and two Swedes, names unknown, were badly hurt The building was wrecked. EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA. A Selsmlo Disturbance Causes Consternation at I.OS Angeles. Los Anciei.es, CaZi., August 27. A sharp shock of earthquake occurred here at 8:13 this evening. It began with a slight tremor, which lasted few seconds, then the vibrations grew stronger, and ended with two heavy shakes. The entire duration of the disturbance was about ten seconds. Clocks stopped and the ceilings cracked. 6o far as known, no other damage, was done. The shock was the most severe ex perienced here in many years. Dlnssnlmnns Threatening Christians. Athens. August 27. The Mussulmans in Crete are threatening to attack the con sulate and cathedrals where Christians have taken reluge against their aggressions. Outrages continue to occur. wr B .T r w H FIGHTING FOR PLACE. A Very Lively Contest in "the Ohio Democratic Convention. CAMPBELL AND HEAL IN THE LEAD, With the Chance of Success Slightly in Favor of the Former. PEHKSILYANIA PEOHIBlTOEi CLAN8. The Democracy of Montana Place a Tall State Ticket In the Flea The Ohio Democratic Convention at Day ton isthe liveliest ever held in the State. Campbell and Neal are working bard lor the leading nomination. The former has been the favorite, bnt Neal is now gaining strength. There are many candidates for the other place on the ticket. ISrECIAI. TSLEOB-iH TO TUX DISPATCH.! Dayton, August 27. The various Con gressional districts are now holding their meetings, and everything is being put in running order for the meeting of the Demo cratic State Convention, which will convene at 10' o'clock to-morrow morning. Com mittees on credentials, resolutions, per manent organization, etc., will all be ap pointed to-night and a great deal of the real work of the convention attended to, so after the report to the convention it can get down to business in a short time, make the nomi nation and allow the delegates to get home on the evening trains. All minor offices are lost sight of in the fight over the Governorship. Hon. James E. Campbell, of Butler county, is still be lieved to be in the lead, and his friends are claiming his nomination on the first ballot, ami the betting is all that way. Odds of $100 to $75 are being offered" on Campbell and few takers. Lawrence Neal is making his fight entirety on the question of tbe tariff reform, his friends, and delegates wearing badges bearing the legend "Neal and tariff reform." the neal issue. On this issue, which they claim is the ever living and great principle of De mocracy, they expect to win. Virgil P. Kline, of Cleveland, is not cutting much of a figure in the fight, but he will have more than 100 votes and his friends claim that he holds the balance of power, and in case of a long fight between Campbell and Neal be will be nominated as a compromise candi date. Neal claims the nomination on the second ballot by 87 majority. The hotels and boarding houses are crowded and accommo dations are at a premium. The convention to-morrow promises to be the largest State affair ever held in Ohio. The weather is hot, but the great crowd is good-natured and in the hotel lobbies each man argues for his candidate. The statesman and orator, Hon. Samuel F. Hunt, of Cincinnati, will make the speech nominating Campbell, while Judge Blandin, of Cleveland, will perform a like office for Kline. Neal has not yet decided as to who shall place him in nomination. There will be several seconds Ito each-, and the orators are getting ready to do some heavy talking to-morrow. JHARTER STILL THEBE. The Campbell men have withdrawn their opposition to M. D. Harter, and he will be Chairman of the convention. Of the candi dates for the other places on the. ticket, all are now here. Hon. Jesse M.. Lewis, of TJrbana, is doing some lively hustling, and the fact that Milton Salter, geographic ally, is too near Campbell, will be apt to give Lewis the nomination for Attorney General. Hon. H. M. Adams, of Seneca, also mentioned as a candidate, is doing very little, it any, work to get the nomination. O. C. Miller, of Putnam, is allowing no grass to grow under his feet He wants his name on the ticket as the candidate for School Commissioner.- The young element of the party has come to his support and are pushing claims at a lively rate. Prof. C. C. Davidson, of Stark, is also making a good canvass, and may win. The place of Lieutenant Governor seems to be exciting but little if any interest The Struggle for the first place on the ticket is likely to go so that it will carry a settle ment of the second place with it Boden, of Guernsey, will be nominated for State Treasurer. At 8 o'clook this evening the streets had the appearance of a field of shifting troops, plug hats.canes, bouquets and badges taking the place of the more stern symbols of sol diery. At this moment a magnificent body of uniformed .men, GOO rank and file, are marching to the- rendezvous for Southern Ohio, and they are greeted as they go along by fellow Democrats from Northern and Central Ohio. A 1BEAT OATHEBINO. It is a memorable gathering for the Dem ocrats, and they all know it, and so do the bands, the horse officers and all. The splen did columns marched through the streets packed rail of people, who cheered and cheered again as the boys went by, and vied with the bands in keeping up the din. Tbe races by the fire department ou Main street to-night were evciting in tbe extreme. rand were witnessed by fully 20,000 people. xne streets are maae as ugni as day Dy 1a nntn.nl r a m nmrl 41. k MntnM .(,T.n ..! t. UC UatU... K.(i -UW -Ub 1MIUIG U. II..C U1KU- has been the" visiting between delegations with . their bands of music ana singing, jubilant crowds. A great crowd gathered around the hotels, and the prominent speak ers being called out, the people have been entertained that way, and now, at midnight, this programme still continues. Hon. James E. Campbell addressed the crowd briefly, and Neal and Kline lined ont a policy against the tariff that the party, in their opinion, must take, and their speeches nave created a sensation, the result being of great advantage to Mr. Neal. ABBANOINO A SEAL. The Campbellites are unquestionably en deavoring to make a dicker with Virgil Kline, evidences of which multiply every hour. Mike Mullen, of Cincinnati, says the candidate for Lieutenant Governor will probably be Kline, and Mullen is in sympathy with the Campbell men, notwith standing tbe reports, that he intends to lead a bolt to Neal. The Ne1 men say that Kline will not accept a nomination for sec ond place. If the Kline men refuse to make an ar rangement with the Campbellites. it is like ly that Hubbard will be nominated for Lieutenant Governor in case the conven tion nominates Campbell. There have been covertly distributed circulars which de nounce Campbell for being out of line with his party. One which is flying about the Phillips House, Campbell s. headquarters, contains this: ''No Democrat has anything against Mr. Campbell, except his opposition to the cardinal principles of the Democratic party, his opposition to Cleveland and his refusing to take the stump for Mr. Powell." PLENTY OZVBADOES. Cards bearing cuts of the Democratic rooster and the words "Campbell will hump things," are appearing in hundreds of hat bands. Unnumbered badges have ap peared on coat lapels and the multifarious little schemes to stir up enthusiasm are com ing to the front It is a notable fact that every member of the Legislature who has come to town and there are a dozen or two here is for Campbell. xneJMeai men are at woric and nave al ready changed the complexion of several delegations. So have the Campbellites, Iftat rilcrht hi till. TnVnl men was . ! by order ol Neal when !not half al uau uccu uismuuscu ik aiiai.ucu 51tj. tinJlknH A ! ., 1.-1 T lx-ia1 yi1 ball for his tariff record. VV A Iiargi 'go Attendance Expected at To-Dnj's Prohibition Convention at Harris burg Fall-Fledged Voters the Principal Delegates. rsrxcux tiliobam to' tux dispatcii.1 Habbisbtjbo, August 27. Chairman Barker's Lieutenant, A. A. Stevens, says the Prohibition State Convention to-morrow will be attended by 700 delegates. Consid ering the unimportant character of the erection this fall, this is considered a very fine showing ,of prohibition interest in the campaign. There will be comparatively fev women in the convention, and nearly all the delegates will be full-fledged voters. The State Committee of the prohibition party bad a meeting this evening, at which the work of the last State campaign was re viewed and the leaders were extolled for their management of it The meeting was marked by great harmony and a determina tion to fight ior the success of party prohi bition until a victory is scored. This evening a mass meeting was held in the Court House. "William M. Price, of Pittsburg, presided. Speeches were made by Judge Amos Briegs, of Philadelphia; Charles L. Hawley, of Lackawanna; "VY. B. Barr, of Beaver, and C. H. Mead. The taking up of a collection closed the enter tainment Agab Bicketts, of Luzerne county, brother of Colonel Bruce Bicketts, will 'probably be the temporary chairman ot the conven tion to-morrow. The' nomination for State Treasurer lies between "W. "W. Hague, of "Warren county, a banker, oil producer and farmer; J. B. Johnson, President of the Petroleum Exchange of Pittsburg, and Mr. Latshaw, of Spring City, Montgomery county, who is largely identified with the business of his town. There is no struggle for the place, but each of the men named would accept the honor. Hague seems to have the best chance of being nominated. The platform will .largely be the work of James Black, of Lancaster, who is an old hand at tbe business. It will denounce trusts, and rake the old parties fore and aft for their alleged subserviency to .the rum pwer. MONTANA DEMOCRATS Nominate a Fall State Ticket lor the Ap proaching Campaign. Helena, Mont., August 27. The full ticket as put up by the Democratic conven tion at Anaconda to-day is as follows: For Governor, J. K. Toole; for Lieutenant Gov ernor, Conrad, of Yellowstone; for member to Congress, Martin Maginnis, by acclama tion; Pemberton, of Butre, was nominated for Attorney General by acclamation; De "Wolf was nominated for Chief Justice by acclamation; Armstrong, of Gallatin, was nominated for the five-year term on the Su preme bench, Bickford, of Missoula, was nominated for the seven-year; George F. Cope, of Madison, was nominated for Clerk orthe Supreme Court For Secretary ot State, Joseph A. Brown, of Beaverhead, was nominated. Perry Collins, of Cascade, was nominated for State Treasurer. For State Auditor Thomas "W. Fitzgerald, of Anaconda, was nomi nated. For Superintendent of Public In struction J. B. O'Bussell, of Butte, was nominated. Marcus Daly was elected Chairman of State Central Committee. A committee, consisting of Colonel Broad water, S. T. Hauser, 8am Ward and "W. A. Clark, was appointed to wait on Mr. Daly and introduce him to the convention. All nominated by acclamation. GOING OYER THE FAILS. Steve Brodle Contemplating a Daring Feat He Will Float From Lake Erie Over the Niagara Falls to Lejviston. isfxcui. tslxokjlm to Tim dispatch.1 Niaoaba Falls, August 27. Steve Brodie is laying low, and it will not be mat ter for surprise if he accomplishes a feat never before attempted in this region. He left Niagara Falls last night for Bochester, after telling the local newspaper . men that he was disgusted because the hotel proprie tors would not put up big money. Brodie told William .Moran, of the Prospect Park House, that after all he did not blame the hotel people much. "Why," said he, "the railroads and the saloons are the ones that ought to pay me for going over the falls. The railroads bring the people here, and most of them, they tell me, who enme on such excursions drink beer, work the free lunches and eat sandwiches. That does up the (1-a-meal hotels." Brodie's assistants were in Buffalo to-day negotiating with Black Bock yacht owners to get a small steamer to take an excursion party down the river. The plan was to start Brodie at Lake Erie, float him down the river as far as the yacht could safely go, then land and take carriages the rest of the way to Lake Ontario. Meanwhile- Brodie would' float through the rapids, go over the falls and thence down through the Whirlpool rapids, whirlpool and Devil's rapids to Lewiston. The dis .tance is about 39 miles, and the trip ought to be made in about seven hours. Brodie is bound that nobody except the newspaper men shall see the feat unless some body paysTsim for the crowds of people who would spend money at the falls. His am bition is to go over the cataract, and his companions say he Will return in a few days and surprise everybody. A DEATH BED MARRIAGE. " . The Dying Groom Leaves His Wealth to Ills Drlde and a Fight Is Expected. (triCUI, TELSQIUIC TO TBS DIBP A.TOII.3 Watekbubt, August 27. Ashley W. Boyce, clerk at the Hotel Andrew, at Win sted, was engaged to Miss Anna Chilson, of Palmer, Mass. Boyce went on his vaca tion a month ago to arrange for the wedding, which was soon to take place. He returned last week and soon after was seized with hemorhages, which'resulted in his death last Sunday. Just before his death Boyce and Miss Chilson weremarried. - Boyce was 21 years old, and formerly lived in Mansfield, where his father, Benja min Boyce, died some time ago, leaving him $30,000 in trust, to be turned over when he was 26 years, old. Young Boyce's death occurred too soon for him to receive the money, but he made a will bequeathing it all to his bride. A sharp legal contest is sure to arise, other heirs being dissatisfied. G0ILTI OP -HURDEE. Besalt of the Inquest on Grocer Lncn, of Brooklyn. Neiv YOBK, August 27. The inquest was held to-night in BrooKlyn concerning the death of Christian V. Luca, the grocer who was murdered on Thursday morning last at his residence in that city. The jury found in their verdict that McElvame stabbed Luca to death while perpetrating a bur glary and that Martin Dineen and Thomas Quinlan, who accompanied McElvaine, were equally guilty. An American Festival In Paris. Pabis, August 27. It is stated that M. Alphand, the French engineer. Intends I to organize in Pins in October a grand American lestival in honor ol the three hundred and ninety-teventh anniversary of the discovery of America. ADVERTISE yonr bnslness In THE DIS PATCH. Prompt returns assured. WANTS are always promptly .responded to when advertised In THE DISPATCH. KenI Estnte can be sold tbrougb ndver tlsementla THE DISPATCH. THREE CENTS A SMART CONDUCTOR ates a Mistake That May Cost Bj3 wnpaDy the Sum of $10,000. M&aKIJ ! GREELEY'S ADVICE TAKEN One Man Who Went West and Literally GreTT Tip With the Country. A CHANGE Iff PERSONAL APPEAEANC-5 Causes a Blunder That Was at the Same Time Serbia and Ludicrous. Mr. Miller, of Michigan, went to New Mexico for his health. He got so much of it that bis personal appearance did not tally with the description on his railroad ticket He was bounced from the train and now sues for $10, 000. Chicago, August 27. The Atlantic and. Pacific Bailway Company secured the re moval of a peculiar suit against it from the State to the Federal Court to-day. The , case is one in which John H. Miller, a resi dent of Michigan, seeks (10,000 damages from the Atlantic and Pacific Bailway Company for being thrown from one of its trains while en route north from Albu querque, N. M. Mr. Miller left his home in Michigan to take a southwestern trip. He started in the spring, baying a through ticket to Albu querque and return. He calculated to spend the summer in the Southwest and to return in the fall. When he purchased his ticket he received in exchange for his good round sum of money a piece of pasteboard about a yard long. There are not many tickets like it sold. It was a first-class lim ited ticket, good from April to November. MILLEB IN THE SFBINO. To that extent it was not different from any other ticket, but the respect in which it did differ in a very material way from 'the ordinary ticket was in a description of Mr. Miller. It was a non-transferable, arrange ment, and in order to make certain of the, identity of the owner it had written in the last coupon a full description of the pur chaser. This was to prevent Miller assign ing it to somebody else. It described Miller as tall, slim, black mustache, etc, etc. Anybody other than Miller, unless he was a "dead ringer" for him, could never have used it without being caught. Mr. Miller got along very well going out to New Mexico. He went there in April. He boucht a broncho and a cow boy outfit and for six months he breathed the free air of the plains. Every day he gained flesh. He let his beard and his hair grow. In November, Miller, who had gone West for health, found that he had it in large hnnks. He felt strong enough to come back and take an average-sized house a mile or two. MILLEB IN THE FALL. He had gained a hundred pounds, and thought it was time to return to his effete home in Michigan and go to work again. He took the train of the Atlantic and Pacific at Albuquerque, and at Barstow he fished out his ticket and handed it to the conductor. Before punching the conductor "read with ease," as Mark Twain was ad Vised to. He went clear through the de scription ot Miller, which said he was slim and wore only a mustache. Then he looked at MillerV200 pounds' of flesh, and "sized up" his full, beard of six months' growth, and tbe long brown hair which dropped in curls to Mr. Miller's stout shoulders. "Is your name John H. Miller?" the con ductor inquired. "That's what it is," was Mr. Miller's re sponse. "Well, you ain't the man that's described here." Then it dawned upon Mr. Miller that he should have remained thin and shonld have discouraged the growth of anything bnt a black mustache. Here was a dilemma, in deed. He undertook to explain, but some how or other he did not betray the amouut of confidence of his own identity necessary to satisfy the conductor. ' IN A rBEDICASIENT. He had neglected to send home for money in tbe hurry of leaving, and the prospect of being put off at Barstow made him turn white and shake as if he had the ague. The conductor took this as a sign that he was a fraud, who had bought the rightful owner's ticket at a scalper's for a third of its price, and in a jiffy Mr. Miller was groveling in the ashes and cinders on the track, while the train shot away with his confiscated ticket in the conductor's fisU That conductor got very little credit for his zealous care of the company's interests. It is even believed he was fired when Mr. Miller got back home, and sued the com pany for $10,000. The suit was removed to tbe Federal Court under a recent act of Con gress, and Mr. Miller's case will be tried there instead of in the State Court. THE DIAMOND QOEEN DEAD. Laura Leclalr. tbe Widely-Known Variety Actress, Dies at Denver. israelii. TXLXOBAX TO TBX DI81.TCH.I Denveb, August 27. Laura Leclair, proprietress of a variety theater here, died to-day of cancer. She was Mrs. Charles Beynolds. Her. maiden name was Ferguson. Her brother, Terry Ferguson, a Buffalo concert hall proprietor, was at her deathbed. The remains have been shipped to Buffalo for interment As one of the Leclair Sisters, Laura Le clair danced and sang in every variety theater from Maine to California some years ago. She went to Leadville in 1879 and ran Laura Leclair's theater, tbe mostwidely known place of its kind in the Bocky Mountain region. Her passion for diamonds gave her the sobriquet of the Dia mond Queen, and she wore $15,000 worth 6f the sparklers in the palmy days Two years ago she and her husband opened the Central Theater in Denver, and at her death she was worth over 8100,000. FOREST FIRES IN MONTANA. Terrible Conflagrations Threaten lho Ss- slrnction of the Toirn of Helena. Helena, Mont., August 27. A large fire is burning over the area of farm and bench land a mile and a halt north of the fair grounds. It started from sparks from a locomotive about noon and is now sweeping down 10 miles gathering strength as it goes. If it should spread in the valley great de struction will follow. A fierce forest fire is also raging in tha mountains west of this city, and the town has been enveloped in smoke all afternoon. A NEW STAR FOUND. Dr. Peters, of Hamilton College, Discovers Another Planet. TJtica,N. Y., August 27. On Sunday night about midnight Dr. Peters, of Hamil ton College, discovered a small planet of the Asteroid group. The position was found by comparison with CO Acqnanf, 22 hm., 15 min.f 13 sec. of right ascension and 14i'30"of south declination. The brightness is that of a star ot the tenth magnitude and the number in the group will be 287. A pretty strong motion to the south, was ascertained durioglhe observations. 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