New York Times, August 23, 1891

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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1891, New York, New York 14 Pages Part One Pages 1-8 VOL. XLIV.....NO. NEW-YORK, FELDAY, AUGUST 23. .PART8. PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. LED "GREEN-GOODS" GANGS Charge Against J. D. Jones, Caught in Soulli Bethlehem, Penn. EXTENSIVE CHA.LN OF OUTPOSTS Scores of Xames with New Addresses of Man Fur- nishes ling Wide in Extent. Joseph Dexter Jones, accused of being the chief of a gang of green-goods swin- dlers who have been operating with impu- nity at Bound Brook, N. J., -and at South Bethlehem, Penn., yra.3 arrested on Wednes- day evening at the Pacific House, South Bethlehem, and la now detained In the Moyamenslng Prison In Philadelphia, await- ing removal to this city for trial. He was arrested on a warrent issued by United States Commissioner Shields, and Is charged with having swindled Oscar Dan- iel Kuhna of Atchison, Kan., out of by the green-gooda game on July 5 at Manlon's Hotel, at Bound Brook. N. J. The arrest was niade by Anthony Comstock of the Society for the Suppression of Vice Mr Cotnbtock has been looking after the gang for several months. The prisoner is fifty-one years old, and Is che stepbrother of E. Parmly Jones, who was the chief operator In the green- poods same In this vicinity for many rears, and who died about a month ago Firmly Jones waa much sought after dur- ing the Lexow Investigation last year, but, like McNally, who w j.3 an equally promi- nent green-goods operator, evaded the subpoena of the committee by going to Europe. They both returned after the final adjournrrfent of the committee. Parmly Jones Is said to have made his headquar- ters at the saloon In Park Row of which ex-Police Justice Patrick Divver was the proprietor The gang In which the prisoner Jones was the leading spirit Is said by Mr. Com- Btock to have operated at South Bethle- hem, Penn and Bound Brook, N. J with not only the connivance, but even with the assistance of some of the local authorities of both piaces. According to Mr Comstock. they had at one time '2'M fictitious ad- ilressea at the Jersey City Post when u man named KelK was Postmaster, and they received most of their mall there. Their circulars aie now chlefl> mailed In this city, and many of the isplits are directed to be sent to T. Radway. Dunbar Price, G. S. Marshal. D Pi ice, and E. Rodman, at Weston, uit Va. The gang also uses the address 707 Ham- ilton Street, Allentown, Penn., at which address they have their mall directed to John Place. Ft auk H Howard, G. A. Heck- er, George S. Marshall, James Cox. William Fox, Edward Saul, and David Munn. At South Bethlehem, Penn., the names used nre J Loekwood, Frank H. Howard. Thomas E Bentley, J. C Ward, and A. S. Skua's. At Easton, Penn., the names adopted by the swindlers are C. W. BoUon. Jame9 Barlow, J. B Condon, James Curry, Henry Button, Antonio Domino, and C. Bolton. At Morrisvllle, Penn., their mail Is addressed to Amos Adams, George Grant, A. Adams. Hiram Mason, and L.. Xeu- tneyer At Claremont, X J., the namea of Trrom- as Hunter. John Bass, Charles Parker. Ed- ward Bais, and Thomas Hunt are used. In this city the following addresses are used: G A Hecker, '2.000 Second Avenue; D. Price. 117 Fourth Avenue; H G. Grant and W. Foster, Sixth Avenue, H. A. Ham- den. Slxtn Avenue; E. T. Kendall, 850 Nln'th Avenue J W. Fulton, 440 Sixth Ave- nue. D. E Miller and W. Tate, 420 Sixth Avenue, John E. Hoff. 151 Bowery, and T. Raclway, 308 West One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Street, vacant lot The first circular sent out by the gang1 Is the ordinary green-goods circular, and this contains a slip with an address to which the reply must be sent. This circular also contains a password and a number, which are to be b> the victim in his rcpiy. Inclosed ate the forms of two telegrams. One of these telegrams Is to be used If the victim has or more which he Is pre- pared to Invest In green goods." It reads. Send me and Is to be signed by the password and number only. If the selected victim has less than the dis- patch he Is directed to telegraph la, What Is market pi The circular also directs the recipient as follows: Send all telegrams by Western Union Telegraph Company Don't send telegrams oa Sunday. Any day but that" If the victim sends a favorable reply, say, co Weston, West Va he receives a reply posted either in this city or Brooklyn, which directs that further communications must- be sent to an address In this city. Thla is followed by a letter of special In- structions, directing the victim to go to South Bethlehem, Penn or Bound Brook, N J., 1% here he is met by the gang. Kuhns received a circular in thft latter part of June, and at once entered Into cor- respondence with the swindlers. He wrote that he had not to spare, but was ;eady to Invest and might possibly raise He received a reply that It would be scarcely worth while for him to come on with less than J300( and sug- gested that the Transaction might be made by mail. A linen envelope, addressed to H. A. Hamden, Box til, 448 Sixth Avenue, was Inclosed. In which H was suggested that he could send the In bills of large denomination, and also a postal card ad- dressed to D. K. Gordon, 856 Sixth Ave- nue, on which a blind message was writ- tan. Indicating that the money would be sent. This postal card was to be mailed the day before the envelopo contains the money was posted. If, however, Kuhna decided to come on, he was to telegraph simply the AJ1 right." Kuhns decided on the latter course, and after sending the all right telegram, on July 1, for South Bethlehem, Penn., as directed. He was detained en route, and did not arrive at his destination until July 4. He went Immediately to the Pacific House, and, after registering, was assigned to Room 5. This hotel, according to Mr. Comstock. is situated very favorably aa a headquarters for green goods men. It la within a stone's throw of the stations of the three railroad lines centering there, the Lehlgh Valley, the Reading, and the New-Jersey Central. It Is situated on the boundary line between Lehlgh and North- ampton Bounties, and four boroughs. The local authorities do not bother themselves about the operations of the swindlers, and Mr. Comstock said yesterday, In telling the story of the arrest, that the officer at the station protects them. Immediately after Kuhns went to his room Jones came In and showed him the four telegrams, which, during the negotla- tlns, he had sent to the swindlers. He asked Kubns for the circulars and letters hs had received, but Kuhns had not brought them with him, yet identified himself bf a which had been Inclosed in one of the Jones learned that Kuhni had brought with him, and then he pro- posed that they occupy the same bed, but to this Kuhns would not consent. The next morning Jones took Kuhns to Bound Brook, N. 3. At the station Jones hired a wagon from Constable Taylor and drove with his victim to Manlon's Hotel, a road house Jna lonely place about a mile and a half from the station. There two other members of the gang met them. The 'al- leged counterfeit money was shown to Kuhns, and he was Induced to part with for which the swindlers promised to send In counterfeit money to him five days. Subsequently was re- to enable him to get home. A receipt was given to him which read as follows: Received from O. D. K. the sum of J20O for goods to be delivered within flve days. JOHN H. THOMAS, 125 Bond Street, Brooklyn. The address signed to the receipt has since been learned to be a lot. The swindlers also promised to send Kuhns extra if he would mall to them Immediately on hls.patnrn home1 the circulars and letters received from them when the deal was completed. Kuhns was brought to this city by one of the gang. On the way the fellow tried to induce him to part with his watch, on the promise of receiving In green goods" for It, but the victim decided to keep hla timepiece. He returned to Atchison and waited In vain for the money which had been promised him. Then he came on to this city and communicated with Mr. Comstock. As the circular had been mailed In this city, a warrant was procured from United States Commissioner Shields for the arrest of the swindlers, and the ferries were watched In the hope of picking up the men on this side of the river, but without re- sult. Learning that the gang was still oper- ating about Bound Brook, a warrant was obtained from United States Commissioner Jones, at Newark. Armed with this, Com- stock and Officer Oram went to Bound Brook with Kuhns, and, although the place was fairly alive With green-goods men. Jones and his companion did not appear. It was then determined to try South Bethlehem, and a warrant was obtained from United States Commissioner Craig, at Philadelphia. Comstock went to South Beth- lehem, but his plans for the capture of the gang were frustrated by an officer stationed at the depot, who evidently guessed his er- rand, and warned the swindlers. Kuhns paid another vlalt to South Beth- lehem on Wednesday, and found Jones there. He telegraphed to Mr. Comstock, who hastened to place, arriving there at 8 o'clock In the evening. Jones was found seated on the porch of the Pacific House, and was immediately arrested. He resisted, and the gang about him attempted to rescue him, but when Comstock drew his revolver and threatened to shoot the first man who Interfered with him, they gave him a wide berth. He handcuffed his pris- oner and marched him down to the station and took the train for Easton, where Jones was temporarily committed to Jail by United States Commissioner Klrkpatrlck. Yesterday Jones was taken to Philadelphia, and was formally committed Into the custody of the United States Marshal to await a war- rant of removal to this city. Mr Comstock said yesterday that If the Western Union Telegraph Company would strictly enforce the order Issued some time ago directing their telagraph operators to withhold all telegrams Intended' for the green goods" men. the business of the swindlers would be broken up. In many in- stances the telegrams themselves are with- held, but In some mysterious manner the swindlers are made aware of their cortenta. Within the last month Mr. Comstock had received from the Post Office autnorlties In this city letters intended for green goods men, but which the department has retained as contraband matter. This will show to what extent the business is Btlll be- ing carried on. DEFENDER AGAIN GROUNDS APPOINTMENTS BY THE FIRE BOARD Question of the Civil Service Rnlev Probably Will Be Adjusted. President La Grange of the Fire Depart- ment and Lee Phillips, Secretary of the Civil Service Board, met yesterday and talked over the appointments- of some men In the Fire Department whose right to hold office was questioned on the ground that they should have been taken from the civil service lists. These men included the Deputy Fire Mar- shal, the Auditor, and the Superintendent of Stables. Mr. Phillips eald yesterday there was no friction between the two boards. The appointments, he said, were made with- out conforming to the civil service regula- tions, and in consequence the Controller refused to pay the salaries. Mr. Phillips felt sure the matter would be readily ad- justed. Gen. La Grange also said that friction would be avoided and the question settled to the satisfaction of both boards. Pos- sibly the men may be examined and then reappolnted. Florists' Society Elects PITTSBCRQ. Ausr 22 -The election of offlcei-3 was (he first order of business before the Flor- ists' Society convention this nlornlng-. mid re- sulted as follows: Scott, Buffalo, N" Y.; Vice Graham, Cleveland, Ohio. The Secretary-Treasurer was re-elected. The election was followed by the reading- and discussion of a number of papers on subjeots of Interebt to the society's members and the reading of questions from the convention Ques- tkm box. Tills afternoon the delegates partici- pated In a shooting- tournament at the Country Club. The ladies visited the conservatories in Schenley and Highland Parks. Jfew-Yorlt Actresa Drowned. BROOKLJN. Me., Aug. crossing the channel between Naskeas Point and Harbor Isl- and in a. small boat last night, Dr. L. F. Carter of Boston, Miss Don E. Elora, and Madlne Fos- ter, a twelve-year-old girl of New-York, wera thrown overboard and drowned. Dr. Carter was Interested la mining. He leaves a wifo and three children. In Boaton. Mraa Elora was an actress and authoress, and was better known aa Miss Beulah. She had written several dramas. Miss Foster had had some stage experience. The bodies of Miss Beulah and Miss Foster have been recovered. John Brown's Fort to be Returned. CHICAGO, Aug. Field's recent mis- sion to Chicago baa been luccessfuU Public- spirited persons hive contributed the funds neces- sary Cor the removal of the historic engine house, known as John Brown's fort, from Chicago back to Its original site, in Harper's Ferry. A con- tract has been signed for carrylnc out tha work, and the materials will be taken back early In September. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will furnish transportation. Debs's Associates! Wotv Free. CHICAGO, Aug. William Burns, Jamos Hogan, MartVn J. Elliott, and L. W. Rogers of the American Railway Union were re- lease-) from tho Woodstock ail-) Jail this morn- ing and cam a here. Sylvester Kelllher, Secre- tary, and Director Goodwin were also released, but did not come to the city. George W. Howard, the ex-Vlca President of the union, spent his term at tha JoLlet Jail, and was sec at liberty to-day. President Deba's term will not expire for three months. Shot Father and Daughter. NEW-ORLEANS. Aug. Qervari, aged twenty-five, attempted to kill Miss Eugenie Natnaitcourt and her father to-day by shooting-, del-van claimed the girl was engaged to him. She denied the engagement, uid be shot at her twicv. Her father rushing In, received threa from Gervari'a weapfQ. Miss Nathan- court's alight, but bar lather may dia. Owan Is undtr Struck a Shoal on Southwest Point of Hog Island. FLOATED OFF AT HIGH TIDE No Damage to the Yacht Riggers to Put in a New Spar at Once. R. I., Aug. Defender arrived here this afternoon, but waa un- fortunate enough to go aground on the southwest point of Hog Island. She had only her staysail set at the time, and went on easily. It was low water, and the rising tide floated her off after she had been fast about an hour. The steamboat Archer of Fall River Is here, with a derrick ready to take out the Defender's mast, and a number of riggers are on hand ready to look after her rigging. Men have been at work at the Herreshoffs1 getting the new mast ready. The new apar will be much stouter than the old one, which gave signs of weakness In Tuesday's race. The machine shop was run all laat night getting out the bands and other ironwork for the pew mast. It is understood that the yacht will also have a new topmast. The tug Wallace B. JFllnt has arrived with the untried steel gan" and other spare spars. Those on board'the Defender are still very reticent about tha nature of the Injury done to the yacht In her last race. This la the sixth misfortune that has hap- pened to the Defender, and yachtsmen think there la a hoodoo somewhere. First she stuck on the ways when launching. Next her steering gear became deranged on July 30. Then her gaff snapped in the Goelet Cup race on Aug. 2. Her next mishap was going aground on the Band bar la Newport Harbor on Aug. 9. Then came the trouble to her standing rigging- In the race last Tuesday, and now she has gone aground again. Each time she has gone aground, by good fortune, a soft spot has been picked, so not much harm has been done, but all these mishaps are shaking the public confidence In the yacht. The owners of the Defender have been somewhat annoyed by the Inferences drawn from their hesitation about giving- informa- tion aa to the nature .of the yacht's mis- hap on Tuesday. One of Mr. Iselln'3 close friends said yesterday: "The Defender was not wild at the outer mark, until several attempts were not made to jibe her. What happened was that orders were given to stand by to Jibe. The sheet was eased off to ease the mast, and then taken In. The boat was put before the wind with all the strain off, when Capt. Haff found that according to his compass he waa head- Ing for the lightship, and gave orders not to Jibe. It was afterward found that the compass was a point out. At the lightship the boat was at no time out of control always answered her helm. The boom did not 'go over hard, nor did We have any more of a knock-down than we expected. No damage was done at the masthead at that time, nor at the step. The hull of the boat showed no signs of strain, and every- thing held. What happened was that in going out to the windward mark the first time, the mast showed signs of weakness and buckled badly. We thought we should lose It before we reached the first mark. The steel band at the hounds came down about one Inch. The mast buckled so that the boom dropped down until we could not get It in enough with the main sheet block, and the gaff was so far over the aide that the topsail would not stand. The Defender was Bent to Bristol after her new mast, because, by going, she could save about two days." There Is a little betting on the Interna- tional races. Yesterday, to waa offered that the Defender would beat the Valkyrie. It was promptly taken. The Val- kyrie man suggested that the Defender might not defend the cup. The layer of the odds said he had not thought of that and so the bet was not made. The Vigilant went out for a short spin down the bay yesterday. Mr. Wlllard says the boat will not be redocked before the trial races. VALKYRIE: NEARLY READY. She IB Not Strained and Will Ite Oat of Dry Dock Soon. Capt. Cransfleld's Jolly tars like beavers all day yesterday getting the Val- kyrie in shape. A big crowd stood around the Erie Basin Dry Dock from "early morn- Ing until darkness shut the boat from view. As the yacht Is assuming: more and more her racing condition, those who see her are becoming more and more Impressed with her powerful proportions. Nearly all the rigging was set up yester- day. The topmast was stayed, and as the rigging went up, It was noticed that there were many new wrinkles Introduced. Every part of the rigging Is as light as Is con- sistent with the enormous size of the spars. The slings of the peak halliards are pe- culiarly arranged, running from the lightest of steel blocks In a gradual ascending scale, until the outer part of the third and longest sling Is fastened very nearly at the same point as the cheek block through which the topsail sheet Is rove. The blocks form the most Interesting part of the rig- ging. There Is not a double one to be found. Every part of her running gear, reeves snugly through the lightest block every brought over on a racing yacht. Where double or triple tackle is necessary two or three single block carry each' ItB part, end are separately In positions never lesa than three feet apart from each other. The topping left Is double, and of steel wire. The shrouds are set up with turn- buckles on deck, and the masthead withes are kept from chafing- the mast by being slipped over forg-ed steel ooJlars or flanges. These will prevent an accident like that which happened to the Defender last Tuea- flay. The bowsprit has not been stayed yet. The bobstay to be used Is a double one, and will be stretched over two martingales set clocely together. The mast was partly ecraped yesterday. It will be finished to-day, and then var- nished. The topmast and gad have been and this lltUe -work shows how well the yacht will look when In racing shape. Fart of tha low racing rail has been put on. The hull Is nearly ready for the painters. All the paint has been burned off, and the planking- smoothed. Where the putty had been squeezed out in places under the bow and bilges, the seams have been racaulked. The painters will get to work to-day. Below the water line the black composi- tion very much resembling an enamel will' bo put on. This la said to be made of coal tar and pot lead. After this la done, the Continued oa Pace a. MAY BIU3NG A NEW RECORD HOME The Arrival of the American Line Steam- ship Paris Awaited with More than Ordinary Interest. More than usual Interest will attend the arrival of the American Line steamship Paris, now on her way from Southampton, and due to arrive to-morrow. The vessel is fresh from a dry dock where she was cleaned and freshly painted, and it has been predicted that on this voyage she will establish a new speed record. Previous to the advent of the new Cu- narders, the Paris held the Transatlantic record between this port and Liverpool. A'hen detached from the Liverpool service and placed on the Southampton route, the old champion maintained her high reputa- tion as a racer, but has not so far exceeded the time made by her fleet sister, the New- York. That vessel's fastest westward voyage Is 6 days, 7 hours, and 14 minutes. The Paris has made the trip In 6 days, 9 houra and 37 minutes. If winds are fair and the racer Is given her head. It Is probable that she will pass the bar In time to claim the pen- nant from 'her sister. A number of prominent persons are pas- sengers on the vessel. Among1 them are Mr. and Mrs. George Gould, Mr. and Mrs. William Evart Benjamin. L. Crounse and Miss Crounse, H. B. Duryea and Mrs. Dur- yea, Bishop A, Grant, W. P. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Sloane, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Watson, and the Misses Watson. SCHOOL DIFFICULTY COMPROMISED It Is Understood the M mitoba and Dominion Governments Have Arrived at a Plan of Settlement. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. Is every reason to believe that some com- promise has been agreed upon between the Dominion authorities and the Manitoba Government In the schools difficulty, ana that a peaceful settlement will be reached In the near future. During tho last few days numerous tele- grams have passed between Premier Greenway and the Dominion Ministers, and the announcement to-day that there win be an early session of the Canadian Parlia- ment strengthens the belief that the peace negotiations have been successful. Had no agreement been reached, the Dominion Gov- ernment would delay calling Parliament together as long as possible. A telegram from Ottawa this evening states that a special Commissioner of the Dominion Government has left there to complete negotiations. Sir Mackenzie Bo well. Premier of Canada, and Lord Aber- deen, Canada's Governor General, are still on the Pacific coast. Sir John Schultz, Gov- ernor of Manitoba, left hurriedly last night to join them. Certainly some big step la about to be taken, and both the Catholic and Protestant parties are eagerly watching for develop- ments. BANDITS STOP A TUAlS IN TEXAS They Are Frightened Away Before Securing Any Booty. GALVESTON. Texas, Aug. un- successful attempt was made by bandits to stop the Gulf, Colorado and Santa F6 No. B train at Heldenheimer this morning at 2 o'clock. Trains No. 5 and No. C pass at Heitlenhelmer. While No. 5 was pulling out of the two men boarded the engine, and at the point of their pistols forced the fireman and tho engineer tq crawl out of the cab windows to the pilot. The robbers then proceeded to the passenger coaches, after tiring several shots to scare the engine cretv. After the robbers ClHappeared toward the coaches, Engineer Franks and his fireman returned to the cab and sot the engine to going at full speed, and did not stop until the train reached Cameron, where the crew made a tour of the train to see If they could find anything of the robbers. They were not there, and It is supposed that they jumped oft when they found the train was running at full speed, from which fact they evidently thought something was wrong and they had better give up the job. WARRANT CUT FOR A LAW ENFORCER A Brooklyn Agent Accused of Having Taken u Bribe at Couey Inland. Manager Emll Larimer of the Streets of Cairo at West Brighton called at the Coney Island Police Station yesterday and told Justice Steers that he had been swindled out of SCO bv Agent Robert A. Wilaon of the Law Enforcement Sociely of Brooklyn. Larimer said tho agent called on him two weeks ago and promised to "fix It" for J50 so that the police would not disturb the Streets of Cairo at any time. The Larimer said, was quickly handed over to Wilson. The police have since closed the Streets of Cairo. Justice Steers Issued a warrant for Wil- son's arrest. Killed uy Exploding Home Medicine. WINIMAC. Ind., Aug. Hooker, a vet- erinary surgeon from Illinois, waa Tuesday called upon to prescribe for a sick horse belong- ing to E. H. AppJegate of Franctsville, a village on the west aide of this county. He procuied an empty beer bottle, with a patent cork, and filled It with a mixture of quicksilver, nitric acid, and British oil. He had gone but a Bhort distance when the bottle exploded, and fragments of glass pierced his breast In twenty-four different places, severing a large artery, and causing in- stant death. John First, a farmer, who stood near by, waa dangerously wounded, but It is thought that he will recover. The Comanche Successfully Launched. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. Clyde Line steamer Coraache was launched from Cramps at o'clock this afternoon. The christening: was performed by Mlaa Josephine Mather of this city. A party of New-York and Philadelphia guests was in attendance. The dimensions of the vessel have recently been pub- lished In The New-York Times. One of the Clyde Company's ufuclals said this afternoon that tho Comanche would make the fastest time attempted between New-York and Jackson- villo. National Kecley League Adjourns. HARRISBURG, Penn., Aug. fifth an- nual convention of Ihe National Keeley League adjoumea Bine die to-day. Col. A_ J. Smith, Leaven worth, Kan., was elected President. Among the resolutions adopted was one providing for the appointment of a committee of five to consider and report to the next convention upon tho advisability of erecting a Keeley hSme for old and Indigent Keeley graduates. Money Lent to Chicago. The banking house of Kuhn, Co. of this city yesterday agreed to tako of the new 5 per cent, city bonds of Chicago, at a prlco not stated. Controller Wetherlll of Chicago came here to nogotlate the loan. The total Iteue of thla class of la understood to be of which has placed in Cleveland. They are described aa advanced tax bonds, and they mature In one year from date. Father Killed, the Bridegroom. NASHVILLE. Tenn., Aug. elopement, followed by the murder of the bridegroom, oc- curred In Montgomery County. The sixteen-year- old daughter of a farmer named Haliburton went to prayer meeting-, where she met a young man named Hue. who had been forbidden to visit her by her parents They eloped and were mar- ried. The father of the cirl pursued tha couple and killed the husband. Actor Stephen W. Leech Dead. OAKLAND, Cal., Aug. W. Leech, an old actor, singer, and composer, who played with Edwin Booth thirty years ago, died here last night. He waa born In England. Charlca A. Campbell Very 111. NASHUA, N. H., Auff. A. Camp- bell, ex-President or the State Senate, received a paralltlc shock this morning and Is very low. has manr Important oSces. QUAY GETS HIS REVENGE I COLOMBIA NEED NOT BE ONWARD He Will Reinstate McManes as the Boss of Philadelphia. A BITTER DOSE FOR HASTINGS MEN McManes, Who Was Overthrown by the Combine, Will Make the Race for Congress and Be Reinstated in Power. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. the gen- eral political shaking up which will follow the overthrow of the Martin-Porter com- bine In this city, James McManes la to be sent to Congress. There Is Irony of the deepest significance In the bare announcement, but It Is true. The virile old leader -whose power was wrested from him years ago by the present Republican machine Is to be the first to step Into office when next year's house-cleaning takes place. Partly with a view to giving him fitting honors at the close of his suc- cessful career, partly as the most complete evidence of their victory, and partly be- cause he will make a flrst-clasa Congress- man, the anti-combine.leaders have offered him the nomination, and he has accepted It. Mr. McManes's city home Is at 2015 Spring Garden Street, In the Fifteenth Ward. This Is In the Fourth Congressional District, which comprises also the Twenty- first, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, Thirty- second, and Thirty-fourth Wards. It was the late William D. Kelley's district, and since the death of that conspicuous legisla- tor, Feb. 18, 1890, It has been represented In Washington by John B. Reyburn. The latter owes his re-election, last year to both Martin and Quayt but In the present fac- tional fight, he has sided with the former. Hla activity In the late campaign, when he worked with Mayor Warwick to down Alexander Crow, Jr., In the Fifteenth Ward, was not calculated to meet with tho approval of a majority of hia constituents. The result was an almost spontaneous de- mand for an anti-combine candidate for Congress, and, like an Inspiration, the name of Mr. McManes was sJ-mewhere spoken of. The news that the old leader was to be asked to step back Into the harness spread quickly through the ward, then through the district, and. finally, the city Itself knew It. The whole thing happened between morn Wednesday and midnight. The rampant Quay people In the Fifteenth Ward, not satisfied with demolishing the combine there, quickly looked for new worlds to conquer, and there was a magic something In thp thought of sending McManes to Congress that aroused the blood In the veins of the most sluggish of them. The fact that the nomlnatlong convention would not meet for more than a year did not dampen their ardor. They were so full of fight that they could not reat easy on their hard-won laurels. .There was some fear that Mr. McManes would decline to let his nojne be used, but when some of the more conservative resl- dentH of tho ward submitted the propo- sition to him Wednesday night he did not hesitate longer than was required In the mastery of the emotions called up by the unexpected offer. He said that If he could help his friends In any way at any time he was willing to do It. He accepted the candidacy and- told his callers they were at liberty to do what they pleased In his Interest. As an echo of the hotly contested Repub- lican primaries of Tuesday night Wade Auday, William Ware, and Frank McDer- mott were arraigned before Magistrate South to-day on the charge of Intimidating voters. The accused are henchmen In the First Ward of Magistrate Fulmer, one of Senator Quay's lieutenants, and, in addition to the alleged Intimidation, McDermott was also chaj-ged with assaulting Edward Lulz, a Judge of Election. The accused were held In bail each for court. Magistrate Fulmer became their surety. HARRISBURQ, Penn.. Aug. Quay 'came to Harrlsburg- this afternoon and will remain here until after the con- vention. His rooms were Oiled this evening by visitors, who were told that the flght was won, and that only bribery could lose him the control of the convention. Senator Quay stated that an attempt was being mado by his opponents to purchase fifteen or twenty delegates, and he desired his frlenda to be on their guard. The Board of Trade rooms have been secured by the Quay people as general headquarters, and here a caucus of the delegates favorable to Senator Quay, as Chairman, will be held Tuesday evening, when the details of organization of the convention will be con- sidered. Gilkeson Is not here, and may not come until Monday. Gov. Hast- ings is confident of the success of the Ad- ministration forces. BAMCHEAD IS DESI'OIVDENT. Think.a tbe Democrats Will Lose lund and Kentucky. WASHINGTON, Aug. Bankhead of Alabama to-day said: I am very much afraid that the Democrats are planning- to let the Republicans elect Gov- ernors this year In both Maryland and Ken- tucky. Contrary to the general opinion, I am even more afraid of such a result in Maryland, than I am. In Kentucky. I shall not, however, be surprised If Hardln is defeated and Bradley elexjted In the latter State, for the peopls want a man to have aa opinion and dare to stick tc- It, even if it conflicts with their c-wn. They do not like a cowardly or two-aided man, and Bradley's chances are very bright, even In Democratic Kentucky. I am confident that Blackburn will be re-elected to the Senate, regardless of hla free-sliver views, for ho Is not a coward, unless the Republicans gain of the Legislature, too." Two Maryland Democrats who are In Washington take an altogether different vlaw of the situation in that State. Said Senator Gibson: We will elect our candidate for Gov- ernor by tho usual majority. Tbe people who are grumbling are those who never wont to elect any one. The only thing they think of IB to try to defeat some one, and they cannot do even that." The campaign in Maryland has not be- gun said ex-Representative Talbot. r> Things are mixed Just now, but they al- ways are before the campaign jrets fairly started. I have no doubt of Democratic success." Robert H. Hntcnlnjr> Killed. OALVESTON, Texas, Aug. M. Hatchings, Bon of J. H. Hutchlngs of the BaJl, Hutchlngs Co. banking house, shot himself thla morning. Hla death resulted from the acci- dental discharge of a revolver which he wan cleaning while In his room at tha Hutchlngs resi- dence, on Avonue O. M. Hutchlngra was Vice President of the Clark Courts Pi-iptlng House and waa a prominent man in busi- ness circles. He was thirty-seven years old and unmarried. His father, J. H. Is one of the old pioneers of Golvcston Iilopd and Is well known In Texas. Ecuador lias Sot tie Slightest Inclination to Interfere with the Republic's Political Affairs, Special Cable Dispatch to The New-York Times PANAMA, via Galveston, Aug. Arango has received a cable dispatch from Guayaquil, Ecuador, persuading him that there Is no reason for fear that the Gov- ernment of Eloy Alfaro has the slightest Inclination to Interfere, directly or Indi- rectly, with the political affairs of Colom- bia. This oniy confirms the general opinion that all the precautions, military measures, and diplomatic wariness taken by the Bo- gota went to the length of projecting to buy another absurd and unjustifiable. Gen. Casablanca Intends to go soon to Bo- cas del Toro on a visit of inspection. OUE MISSIONARIES QUIT CUZCO Bolivian Question Is to be Submitted to Ar- bitration, and Peruvian Minister at La Paz Accepted. Special Cable Dispatch to The New-York Tlmca LIMA, Peru, via Galveston, Aug. American missionaries whom Cuzco would not welcome, threatening riot if the Gov- ernment prevented their expulsion, are re- turning to Lima by way of Oroya. The Bolivian question la to be submitted to the arbitration of an American State. The Peruvian Minister at La Paz will present his credentials and be accepted by the Bolivian Government, Monday. SENATOR GORMAN'S FIRST BLUSH' Sees No Reason Why Mr. Hurst Should Withdraw as Candidate for Gov- ernor of Maryland. Senator Gorman of Maryland, who is at present staying at the FICth Avenue Hotel, was asked by a reporter yesterday If lie thought that John E. Hurst, the Demo- cratic candidate for the Governorship of Maryland, should withdraw from tne race in with the suggestion of Gov. Brown that a new convention bhould be summoned to nominate another candidate Gov. Brown's to Mr. Hurst as a candidate were that the selection was made by Gorman and Raaln before the con- vention had time to make up Its mind de- liberately, and that unless a new candidate was chosen the result of the election might be disastrous to the Democratic Party in Maryland. Mr. Gorman's reply was: Brown saye I nominated Hurst, docs he? I was under the Impression that a convention, regularly called, nominated Mr. Hurst. There were a great many other per- sons at the convention. A few of them talked, and all of them voted. A great ma- jority of them voted for Hurst, who was de- clared the nominee. That Is all I know about that convention. I am. not In politics at this moment In fact I am taking a vacation At tho- first blush, though, I do not gee an> reason Hurst should withdraw." HEAVY FUOST IN MANY SECTIONS Late Pratt and Some Crops Three Stated Suffer. N. Y., Aug. heavy frost last night damaged the late fruit anj vegetables In the vicinity of MilforJ, Punn and near Montlcello, N Y.; also in several localities in Pikp County, Penn., and Sulli- van County, N. Y. WATERTOWN. N. Y., Aug. SS.-Froats are reported to have occurred in the north- ern part of Jefferson County and in St. rence County last night. Little, If damage was done. ITHACA. K. Y.. Aug. 212 Farmei s bring- In reports of a heavy frost nlglu throughout Tompklns County. WARREN. Ohio. Aug. 22 -At I o'clock thla morning Ihc temperatuie W.LS IJL-IOW freezing. The lowlands were covered with frost, but the damage Is not severe SUSQUEHANNA, Penn Aug. 22 -A heavy frost, destructive to crops aiul fruit visited this section last night. At Gulf Summit ice f01 mod to a considerable thick- ness. Will Rebuild the Clitcnvo CollMoum. CHICAGO, Aue. a meeting of Ihe d! rectors of the Chicago Amusement Company this momlne It waa decided to rebuild the Coliseum at once. It Is expected the work he finished In sixty days The loss, estimated al will fall on the contractors, the Prohn Construction Company. An estimation li br- ing made by the city authorities and the ron- iractors. Tlicio la a difference of opinion as in the cause, although It Is generally believed the Iron work was overloaded with roof lumber. "Negro PriHOner Skootn Tliree Men. LINCOLN, 111., Aug. a ncsro. sup- posed to be Albert 1'honnlx, a. hotel waiter, and Frank Phoenix, his brother, vieia being taien to Jail early thla morning from the railroad jarda Albert shot hla fellow prlboner. Q Black- foid, the watchman who had arrested the and Sergt. Matt Rogers, of tho Illinois National Guard, who waa called to the watchman's as- sistance. All three are badly wounded. The negro escaped. Denver Cable Railroad Not Sold. DENVER, Col Aup Denver City Cable Railroad Company's property not soM to-day under foieclosure, on account, of the In- ability of the New-York men Interested. Messrs Talntor and Holt, and others, to attend. Tin- sale waa pOHtponcd to Sept. 10. An offer of would have been made for the property, but the holders of the floating debt will try to put throug-h a reorganization plan to us not u> be left without anything. Maurice Son Axrestcd. LONG BRANCH, N. J.. Aug. Barry more of Monmouth Beach, son of Maurice Barry- more, the actor, of New-York. V.AB arrested here to-day, charged with assaulting Ernest Vreelund To-night he waived examination before one. jf the local Justices, and held under }200 ball to await the action of the Grand Jury, Oliver Doud Byron, the actor, becoming his bondsman Mayor Strong; nnd the Mayor Strong said yesterday that lie had not yet received the report from Superintendent Con- stable of the Building Department on thcalrcn that ho expected. I do not think that I shall make It pviblii, when I do." said the Mayor I shall probably eend for the managers ot the theatres that are violating tha law aad request them to comply with It." Gen. Copplnjjer Rctarna to Oninhu. LANDER, Wyo., Aug. Copplngtr, who commanded the Federal troops In the march tu Jackson's Hole, left for his headquarters in Omaha to-day. Tho cllUeng tendered him a reception last night. Two troops o( the Ninth Cavalry will bo left B.t Fort Weushakle foi UK- present. Rcardon'a Child Drovrncd. WILLET'S POINT, L. L, Aug. old James Reardon, eon of Sergt. James Reardon of Company A. United Stales Engineers, wns In Llltla Nack Bay to-day. Tho child was Lathing with icveral younf companions He was found lylnir. fact down. In about two feet of water. and Last Letter. DENVER, Col., Aug. body ot W. D. Dodd was taken from the niins of the hotel fire this morning. The body wan recognized by a pathetic letter from hU baby in AJbany, N Y headod: Baby'i Flnt Letter to The tody Itself OPPOSED TO PLATT RULE The Republicans of Westchestel Against the Machine. SENATOK ROBERTSON WILL BOLI Chagrined by Defeat In the Caucuses Ho Says Ho Will Be an In- dependent Candidate for Re-election. CROTOX LAKE. X Y Aue 22 -Tbe Re- publican Convention of tho Third Assembly District was hold to-day at Croton Dam. There were soveiuty-fojr delegates present, representing nine towns. Ex-Colleetor Will- lam H. Robertson was present as the lead- er ot the Republican Party of the county, and one or thp delegates from the Town of Bedford. Wcsteliester County being ag-alnat the Plan administration, all of the delegates wero supporters of Judge Rob- ertson, who does rot favor iho Platt rule. One of tho most conspicuous absentees from the convention State Senator George W. Robertbon, who was so badly- beaten In the caucus held last. week. The Senator will have ver> liitlc show of re- ceiving a renomination, tin- Senatorial delegates aro against him, aad in favor of Jaines'Irving Burns of lonkers, the present Assemblyman Soiiitor Robertson fools his defeat keenly, ami has announced that he will run on an Independent ticket. The Republlcajis who arc bitter against him on account of his act -ons In voting against the Police Hill In the Hcnate, say that he cannot get signers to Ills peti- tion In order to his name placed upon the ballots Tlie delegates to the State Convention are JudKe H liobtitpon George A Brandt eth, Kiancis M. James W. Huated, and James P 13. Kear, H R Harrell, A J Ad.rm S. R Knapp, and Milton Palmer are the ju Uciary dele- gates. The Senatonal dilfjpiti s H. W. Morton, H. W Bihhoff, Thomas J. K. Apgai and T (.'aipcnur The Judiciary rfdeuali H are They stand thiee to thite in of candi- dates, from Wufatt ho'-u r County for Die nomination for SupK-me Couit Judge. The candidate-, aie Juoge N Hills of the County Court and Corporation Counsel James M Hunt of Yonkiis Mi Hunt hug considerable support in tin countj. jtjd he will gel nil the Kii'.t 1 Usli li i delegates. Mr Hunt is a n lav, or both in Xew-Yoik and r Cmiiuy As It Is conceded lhal i County will have one uf the thiee for Su- preme Court tin- nomination liea between Mi Hunt ami Mills An ef- fort Is bvmg made to ofuei a compromise by having Judge Mills remain on the county bench. l-'Oll PLATT. Tbe Machine I In tin- County Republican ajid County CiHivenuoiib held here this aft- ernoon and mallard! b> the Piatl fac- tion, vvulioui n inurmui from the anil- machine ileiixiit Iti fail Bioome County promises lo n-r.iam a-i In tin past. Ihe PlaM stronghold ol the southern HIM man ph II Mr ,ui ell v. is re nominated in tin Ui--tiict. His op- ponents were Ki ink Jewell, Shaiiie, Kilnur and llaiiv C Olmsicd In the VToslem DiMrlei F Tupper was nominated 1. i men her 01 Ihi notw UliMandiiit, tile (lloit1- of Charles, M. Unkiii'-on to di feat him Tin. olh following di leg.ill- lo the Sr-.i.itorlal jn ilii_ttd l> M.IJL.'II Id, Dr IMidl. V, A A Lord, IMwm l'i lUlo to Ih'1- candidm of Judge d L K Mailm for Assoclale Justice of Conn of Appeals: Kastern IJlslrli t (Jtoige I" (lioon Col George Dunn, Senator Ivlmu'id O'Con- nor, Joseph H. Brow noil, and George Lyon. C M klnson, S C Mlllard. I K. Ue% o. Judge T L Arms, and George B. Cuilisb. Judge James H Roboits, Kasloin DlsUict, and Henry Bo.u h, stein Distil l, were named as delegates to the Dlstnct Judiciary Convention aio to Ihe can- (Jldacy of Gooig'! as Supreme Court Judge. Tho and-I'latl piople Uneaten to place ar independent ticket In the held, but probablj will not do bo. WILL STICK. Kcuublieunn of HnrlicXc-r Knftaifcd If a Vlerce Factional Qnarrel. ROCHESTER. X. Y Aug ngin hero among the Republicans over the Fall election, and espociallv the nomina- tion for Is now on In earnest, the City Contention ing been called for Monday evening, Sept. and the city onucubes, those not ahead} held, for nesj Monday night The situation In the contest is more strained than over, p.b Ma> 01 Lewis, who has been the candidate of the machine fac- tion, declines to withdraw. It was decldea Lo retire him to placate Senatoi John Van Voorhlb, and place In tne Held H. H Ed- jferton, a wajm political friend of Van Voor- hls, theicby making ll embarrassing for Van Vooi hie. The situation did prove so embarrassing foi Mi an oorhls that he was suddenly taken wilh ha> fever and loft foi Euiope. Major I.pv1s has now a trump card, taking advantage ol Vau Vooihiss absence, and declines to withdraw. This leaves three candidates now in the field -Edgorton Lfwis, and Cur- ran. Curran Is the or re- form candidate, hut tho other two aie both from the ranks of the machine faction tald to-day I have not with- drawn, and, furthermore, have no Intention of doing so With the ward committees ol the machine faction alieady declared for Edprerton, Lewis Is Ipfl In a bad hole and without the support of ihe machine fac- tion as such JUPI how ho expects to fight It through alone Is a conundrum. Curran, in the meantime, Is lighting tooth and nail, though without Van Voorhls as a champion Ii Is thought he will be unsuc- cessful, and. If defeated in the Republican Convention, will run on an Independent ticket, which may receive the support of Democrats In return for certain concessions of city patronage If Curran Is elected. MORTOK FOU PRESIDENT. The JLadlnon County Convention Glvea Him aa Tudoracment. M.ORRISVILLE, X. Y., Aug Madison Republican County Convention to-day tie follawln? were named M delegates to the BUUa Convention. A, NEWSPAPER! NEWSPAPER! ;