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is - . 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 story. "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 have access. 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 interior. Teachers' Insfltnte. 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 Enjoyable Entertainment. 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 lodge. 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. M. Wilbrahnm. 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 was adopted. 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 B. &B. 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. 83 OO. 83 00. S3 00. 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 presents. 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, Allegheny. its 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 to-morrow's DISPATCH. 1'U b'J Mi MUED'ERNEARLT OUT. 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 a Murderer. 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 fruitless. 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 morgue. 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 alive. 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 Elizabeth. 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 facts discovered: 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 lpfhe-- --- i 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 said: 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. MISSISSIPFIANS ACTION. 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 chosen course. 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 hearts. Resolved, That we tender our wannest and deepest sympathies to his bereaved family.and invoke for them the consolation of the Divine love. 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 memory. 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. Davis: 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 of Alabama. J. T. Holtzeelaw. President Montgomery Veterans' Association. W. D. Reese. President Alabama Confederate Monument Association. 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. Davis: 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 cal vision." 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 Monday. . 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. -MwBenHDatWMeonwieuayoiiaoiuawiu. v r -: r- ----.. . m: f . 1 ?S4?& "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 Attacked the CHARACTER OF TOE MURDERED MAN. The State's Attorney Enters an Objection to the Language Used, 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 doctor. v 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 British spy. 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 der." 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, -sT,1 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. M'ALEKSE'S SPEAK-EAST. A Prisoner Will Try to Get His Bottle of Whisky Back. 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 a Body. 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. CAMPBELL'S BUCCESSORSHIF. 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 was issued. 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. Odd Cups. "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. TTSSU B.&B.. 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. Immense Bargains 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 , B.&B. Men's department best furnishings, new neckwear in store for Saturday, from best makers, 25c to $2 each. Bogqs & Buhl, Allegheny. 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 Cold Feet 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. - t! " i f5 v-. - 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 lijhed. C0KCUSS10K 0P THE BEAI5 THE OJLUSI. A Terdlet of Accidental Death Foresha Jowtd la lis Case. 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, "accidental death." 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 adopted. 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 . v-3f' jW