The arrest of Ecozne Longuemare, formerly editor of the St. Louis Bulletin.
--The arrest of Mr. Eugene Longuemare
by the Lincoln Cabinet
has been already announced.
Of it the St. Louis Republican
, of the 27th gives the following account.
The charge of forgery was doubtless trumped up for the occasion:
Mr. Eugene Longuemare
, formerly editor and proprietor of the Bulletin,
was arrested in Hagerstown, Mo.
, over a week ago, on a requisition from Gov. Gamble
, charging him with forgery,. He was brought to this city on Tuesday afternoon, in custody of Detective Eagan
, and committed to jail in default of ball to the amount of $25,000. Since the departure of Mr. Longuemare
, over a year ago, various efforts have been made to ascertain his whereabouts.
A short time ago Chief of Police Consigns
in some way ascertained that the accused was stopping at Hagerstown, Md.
He detailed Officer Eagan
to procure his arrest.
The officer proceeded to Baltimore
and procured the assistance of a Baltimore detective, and the two together succeeded in arresting the accused within fifteen minutes after their arrival at Hagerstown
They found him at a hotel, where he had been stopping for four months under the name of E Guerier.
After his arrest he frequently declared to officer Eagan
that he had been a tool in the hands of designing men of this city, and that it was through their influence he was forced to commit the crime of forgery.
He seemed greatly dejected — While the cars were running at the rate of 20 miles an hour, on the Terre Hanie road, near Brooklyn station, a short distance across the river, he jumped from one of the car windows — it was thought for the purpose of committing suicide.
The train was stopped and backed to the point where he jumped, and he was found a short distance there-from, pretty badly bruised, but not seriously injured.
On reaching the city he was taken before a Justice of the Peace.
He waived an examination, and was committed in default of ball to the amount of $25,000. The amount of forgeries wish which he is charged is about $30,000.