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The Circulation of THE TIMES Yesterday
For tlie District of Columbia, threaten
ing and cloudy -weather, possibly showers
by Sunday night; slightly -warmer; noith
erly -winds, becoming easterly.
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY MOBBING, APKIL 11, 1897-TWENTY PAGES.
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The Democratic Caucus Resolves
to Offer No Obstacle.
MR. BAILEY IS INDORSED
A Resolution Passed Declaring No
Opposition to the Republican Ad
journment Scheme Some Hot Talk
to the Coutrnry Resolutions on
the Death of Senator Voorhees.
Ab was expected from the vote by which
llr. Bailey tvas elected leader of the Demo
crats of the House, the caucus or Demo
crats which was in session for two hours
yesterday afternoon, passed a reilution
endorsing his position of opposition or in
difference to the Republican program of con
fining legislation during this extraordinary
Beseion to the tarirf The call together of
the Democrats apparently grew out of the
bUggesUon of Mr. Simpson declaring con
tinuous war against the Republicans until
Mr. Reed shall yield and appoint the com
mittees so as to permit any legislation that
might seem advisable either from the Re
publican or Democratic standpoint.
The policy of Mr. Simpson of conUnuous
obstruction, as outlined by him, appears to
have had the effect of creating the desire
atleast amongthe Democrats to know how
the party stood on that question. Mr.
Simpson or his party friends were not, of
course, in the caucus, but from what could
be gathered his Idea was favorably consid
ered by some of the speakers and ridiculed
When the caucus assembled there were
Blxty-nine members present, Mr. Richard
eon in the chair, and Mr. Underwood, of
Alabama, clerk. This number, however,
did not remain until the close. A great
many of those opposing Mr. Bailey's views
left the hall before the final vote was taken,
among those who remained being Mr. ile
Mlllin, of Tennessee. Those who remained
stayed evidently to fight it out. There
was bome hot discussion, which turned on
the proposition -whether or not Uie Demo
crats should oppose the Republican plan
of adjourning three days at u tiuie.
One member in the heat of debate, ie
ferringto the attitude of Mr. Simpson, -aid
that he didn't propose to make a spectacle
of himself by advocating a plan which
could possibly not succeed, considering the
great Republican majority. It would do
no good, he said, and on the contrary, if
the Republicans should yield, they might
have the unnecessary advantage of de
claring to the country that the Democratic
party "v as nialntainingthat the Republicans
were slow In giving their promised re
lief, and yet they, the Democrats, were
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ing that relief It was argued" warmly on
the other hand, that the Democratic
party could not afford to participate
In the present practice of the
Republicans of taking the long ad
journments. They thus put themselves in
the position of not only aiding the Re
publicans, but of being Justly accused ot a
waste of the time that could be used
for general legislation. The attempt "to
get such legislation ought to be Insisted on.
One of Mr. Bailey's supporters made the
argument that the Republicans -were not
acting with any deiinlte purpose when
they did not inist on the appointment; of
the committees themselves. He pointed
out that the present agitation might have
"the disastrous effect" of causing the Re
publicans to go ahead and appoint the
committees, any report from any of which
they could disuse of just as they pleas-ed.
Anotfier member said that it was the
duty of the Democratic party to fight the
enemy at every turn and that opposition
to the Reed inaction was one on which a
fight could be made on principle and ought
to be made. It was idle, he said, to as
sume that the Republicans were indiffer
ent to the fact whether or not the com
mittees Tvere appointed.
The Republican party if ithad no apparent
motive had certainly this one, that it did
not desire to report any bill other than the
tariff which In the remotest degree could
bring up the money question. The Repub
licans thus had their hands on the throats
of the Democratic minority, and intended to
stifle as long as possible the arguments on
which more than six million and a half of
people voted for Bryan applause He con
sidered the question of the committees and
other legislation than the tarirf, an ex
tremely Important one, and urged oppo
siUon day in and day out to the Republi
can program, no matter what it was.
A resolution was passed making it the
policy of the caucus to vote for the ad
journments as proposed by the Republi
cans. "And the longer they adjourn the
better," said one of the members.
The caucus took action on the death of
Senator "Voorhees by the passage of the
following resolutions by a rising and
Resolved, That we have learned with
profound regret of the death of the Hon.
Daniel W. Voorhees, late Senator from
Indiana, which occurred in this city tod.iy,
at 5 o'clock a. m.;
Resolved; That we deeply deplore this
sad event, whereby the country loses one
of the truest and worthiest patriots and
his party one of its most valued and trusted
Resolved. That wc tender the members
of his family our profoundest sympathy
in Uieir great bereavement.
Before adjournment, at 5:40, the caucus
passed n resoluUon reserving its proceed
ings from the public except as to the
death of Senator Voorhees.
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DEATH OF 10. VOORHEES
Though Long in Ill-Health,
Death Came Suddenly.
CAREER FULL OF HONORS
Admired and Respected by All His
Stalwart Democracy Made Him
u Party Idol Constant Advocutc
of u Library Building; He Died
"WJthiu Its Very Shadows.
Ex-Senator Daniel W. Voorhees died
yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, at his
home, No. 105 Maryland avenue north
east. He was btricken with neuralgia of
the heart at 2 o'clock, and did not rally
from the attack. At his bedside, when he
died, were his 6on, Reese Voorhees, Ids
daughter, Uallie, and Dr. Slioup, the phy
sician who "was called In at the attack.
His sou, James Voorhees, and his grand
son, Charles F. Voorhees, living in the
northwest pave of the city, did not hear of
the heart attack until It was too late. Mr.
Voorhees' other son, Charles Voorhees, is
living in the State of Washington, and has
been notitted of his father's death.
Senator Voorhees' ill-health has been of
long duration. He has not been entirely
well for nearly two years. Last summer
and fall he was at one time thought to
be dying but recovered.
He caught a severe cold ten days ago
and neuralgic attacks developed. For the
last few days he had felt himself to be
dangerously sick, though his family had
no serious alarm, not .suspecting heart
trouble. The funeral services will be held
tomorrow morning at ll o'clock in St.
John's Episcopal Church, DrsMackay-Smith
orriciating. Many members of the House
and Senate will attend the services in
bodies, but not officially.
The body of Senator Voorhees will be
burled beside that of his wife ut his eld
home in Tone Haute, Ind.
During the day yesterday nearly all the
Senators called at the house to extend
their condolences to the family. Many
mcniuere of the House and other friends
Daniel Wolsey Voorhees was born in
Ohio, September 2G. 1S27, and was thus
lacking two months of three score and
ten yeais old. His family moved during
his Infancy to the Wabash Valley of In
diana, where he lived during the early
years of his life. He had a college edu
cation, and began the study of law im
mediately after graduating in 1849. He
was admitted to the bar in 1851, and be
gan to practice law in Covington, lnd.,
the same year.
During these earlier years of his ca
reer Mr Voorhees practiced law in the
same circuit with Lincoln. They traveled
together, and -although Lincoln was much
the older man, they were great friends
and boon companions. He was a Demo
cratic candidate for Congress In 1S5G,
but was unsuccessful. In that year he
was apiKjinted United States district at
torney Tor Indiana, which office he held
It was during his term as dlbtrict attor
ney of Indiana that Mr. Voorhees made the
eloquent defense of joung John 1Z. Cook,
which rave him his fiist national reputa
tion. This sjieech was toad by everybody,
and has since been translated into every
civilized language. Young John H. Cook
was the brother-in-law of Gov. Ashbel P
Willard, of Indiana, who appointed Voor
hees district attorney. Cook was a very
young man, handsome, and fieri in spirit,
and much loved by his friends and ac
quaintances. He was John Biown's lieu
tenant in the raid at Harper's Ferry. Gov.
Willard asked Mr.-V cortices to make a de
fense for the young man, which he gladly
consented to do, although his friends ad
vised lum not to. They piedtcted that it
would mar hisrareer or at least retard him
greatly. Sentiment with regard to the
raid was at that time very high. It was a
wonderful speech that Mr. Voorhees made,
but it availed nothing, beyond gaining
sympathy for young Cook, who was
executed with his captain.
The young lawyer, who was thus at
taining a fine reputation, for his eloquence
and his magnetic influence over men, made
many other noteworthy defenses, early In
his career, and has since that time be
come famous for defenses In criminal trials,
frequently attempted for personal friends
or out or sympathy.
The HalletKilbqurn ease wasoneof those
that brought out his remarkable power be
fore a Jury. Mr. Kilbourn was 6Ulng for
damages for false imprisonment, and the
case was tried over and over again, always
in favor of Kilbourn for immense sums.
The court was opposed to these large ver
dicts, but when the verdict in the lasttrinl
nad been reduced to S20.000, it decided
to try to make it no lower. The success of
this case agalnsttheopposltlonof the court
was attributed to Mr. Voorhees' eloquence
Mr. Voorhees left his position as district
attorney for Indiana to come to Congress
In 1861. He served five years, failed of
election one term, and came back in
1868 to serve five years more, until 1873.
During his service In the House lie was a
member of the Committees on Elections,
Appropriations, Judiciary, Revision of the
Laws and Tad fie Railroads.
On the death of Oliver P. Morton Mr.
Voorlees was appointed by the governor
of Indiana to fill his seat In the United
States Senate, serving from November 12,
1877. He was elected for a full term In
1879, and served continuously from that
time until the 3d of last March, nearly
Immediately on entering the Senate Mr.
Voorhees was assigned to the FinanecCom
mlttee and he remained a member of that
important committee during his enUre
service In the Senate. While on the
Finance Committee soon after entering
the Senate Mr. Voorhees made a great
speech In favor of the free coinage of
silver and the preservation of the preen
back currency at Its full legal tender value.
Upon the principles laid down in this
speech as a direct issue the Democrats
carried the State of Indiana the suc
ceeding year by over 30,000 majority.
It is in connection with the beautiful
Capitol Library building that Senator
Voorhees will perhaps be longest itmcm
bcred. He was early made chairman of
the jointcommittce for additional accommo
dations for the Congressional Library,
and conUnucd his connection with the con
struction of the Library building all the re-
Continued on Fourth Page.
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TRIBUTARY STREAMS RISING.
Levees Heaten Down by Waves
Caused by the "Win a.
St. Louis, April 10. All the btreams
tributary to the Missouri and upper Missis
sippi are rcported.to be rising. The gauge
here this morning read 28.7 and rising. A
heavy wind and rain storm prevailed last
night over MicMississippiDelta. The levees
were beaten down at Vidalia, La., and a
breach was made in the levee near War
rentown, Miss., 60iith of Vicksburg. -
All the country east of" Warrentown for
twenty miles is inundated. Even should
the water subside at once, thousands of
destitute people must live on chaiity, as
ucrop is impossible this bcasoa.
STOPPED OX THE IIIUU SEAS.
sRcventie Cutters Keeping Vlgiluut
"Watch on Suspected Vessels.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 10. The tugs
Three Friends and Kate Spencer arrived
In -port today, icporting that they were
Mopped on the high seas by the cutters
Boutwell and Coirax, respectively, under
the pretense of preventing filibustering.
The decks or the cutter Colfax were cleared
for action when she met the Spencer, and
the guns were run out loaded with solid
The Spencer then halted, and after being
required to answer a number of questions
was allowed to proceed. The Three Frieuds
was treated similarly.
THE BATTLE IN MACEDONIA
The Greeks Had Much the Best of
Turkish Posts Captu red They
Crossed tile Frontier Three
London, April 10. The Greek insurgents
who ciosscd the frontier Into Albania,
3,000 strong, seem to have had much the
best of the lighting. They took three Turk
ish positions, routed the Moslem garrison,
and burned the posts.
At midnight last night, they were re
potted to have attacked 00 Turkish troops
in Haltino, and to have sent nine prisoners
back over the frontier to Calabuka.
A Hl'MOR FROM UOMJ2.
It Is Said War Has Been Declared
Hetween Turkey and GTceee.
Rome, April 10. It is rumored here
thatwarlias been declared between Turkey
and O recce, but reliable details are lacking.
DKTAIJ.S AHK LACKING.
Artillery Was Used, Hut -With-Little
Damage to Either Side.
London, April 10. -There J spittle that
can be added tonight to the' dispatches that
have already been cabled regarding the
fightiugin Mac2dnnla. A number of reports
are given of the engagement, but none cf
them ghes a clear account and some of
them are undoubtedly Imaclnurj, or with
very slight foundation in fact.
A dispatch from Athens says it is re
ported there that the Turks fired upon the
advancing insurgents and thereafter aban
doned their posts, leaving them at. the
mercy of the invaders, The latter set
fire to and destroyed the buildings in the
evacuated positions, and thtn continued
their advance It Is likely, however, that
this dispatch is colored by the touree from
which it ainanatcs.
It is evident from all the reports that
have been leceived that much powder wa3
burned on both sides, but there does not
appear to have been any corresponding
damage done. It is stated hat both the
Greeks and Turks used artillery, but there
Is nothing to suggest that the losses on
cither side were serious.
A MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE
Young Eliott Sliepard Takes a
Widow for His Bride.
Ills Family Opposed the Match and
None ot Them Were Present
ut the Ceremony.
New Yorki April 10. Announcement was
made tonight of the marriage this after
noon of Eliott Fitch Shcpard to Esther
Potter, by the Rev. Dr. John Hall. The
bridegroom Is the youngest child and only
son of the late Eliott F. Sliepard. His
mother was Margaret L. Vauderbilt, a
daughter of William H. Vanderbllt. He
Is twenty years old. The bride Is the
widow of Alfred Potter, who died four
years ago. She is five years her hus
band's senior. The marriage took place
with the knowledge or Mis. Shcpard, el-e
the Rev Dr. Hall would not nave performed
the ceremony. Mrs. Sliepard did not,
however, approve of the" marriage, and
neither she nor any member of the Sliep
ard or Vanderbllt families ,yvitncssed the
Very little about the bride is known by
the Shcpard family. None of the family
has ever met her. They .understand, how
ever, that she is a native of Greenport, L.
I. Eight years ago she moxrled Alfied
Potter, of Philadelphia, who died four
years after his marriage. .After young
Sliepard left Yale, two 'years ago, his
mother engaged a tutor for Win', with whom
he made a trip around Uie w'o rid, return
ing to New York last September. Shortly
after the young man visited Philadelphia,
and there met Mrs. Totter. From what his
family can learn, it was a case of Ioac at
After the first meeting young Sliepard
paid Mrs. Potter many attentions, and
they became engaged, so it is under
stood, in November. When Mrs. Sliepard
-was informed by her son of his engage
ment she opposed.lt. She asked him to
give up the thought of marriage until he
at least had a means of earning a liveli
hood. The young ngin was obdurate, and
a few days ago told his mother that he
had made up his mirtd to be married, with
her consent, if possible, and without it if
necessary. When Mrs. Sliepard saw that
opposition was of no avail, she Informed
Dr. Hail, when-'bejasked if she approved
ot the marriage, Hhat she had nothing
to say. This was taken for assent, but
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OFFERED GOLD FOR I0TES
This Is the Charge Made Against
Dr. Godfrey Hunter.
GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING
Intense Incitement in ITrnnlffort
Over the Scandal Dr. Hunter's
Denial The Announcement l'roh
ably Prevented the Election A
FJst Fight In the Legislative Hull.
Frankfort, Ky. , April 10. The Senatorial
struggle today- was characterized by the
publication of charges of attempted bribery
against Dr. Godfrey Hunter, the Republican
nomineci and ex-Congressman J. H. Wil
son, hla manager. H. Gaines, a young
silver Democratic politician and coal dealer,
preferred thecharges, In which he is backed
up by his brother-in-law, Thomas Tanner.
The two were summoned berore the grand
jury, testifying yesterday and today.
Witnesses were summoned, but the in
dictment had not been returned this after
noon. Unines swore that Tanner received
a telephone message oa March J 1 to come
around to Dr. Hunter's house, and that he
did so, and Huuter, arter asking if Tanner
was Oaincb' brother-in-law, said he wanted
to betaken to see Gaines. Tanner mtro
duced""Hui:ter to Gaines- Hunter then
said that he understood Gaines could get
him the votes of three gold Democrats
Gossoni, Clark and Johns und that he was
willing to pay $15,000 for them. Gaines
sai's he agreed to study over the matter
and then next evening Mr. Wilson called
with the money. Tanner was present :t
each conversation und Wilson came back
twice afterward. The last time lie urged
Gaines to get the men to go away If they
would not vote for Hunter. Guinea said
he did nothing and did not see either of
the men again. Ile went berore the grand
Jury and swore to this, being corroborated
by his brother-in-law, who testified today,-
Ur. Hunter denies that he ever saw Gaines
Mr. Wilson saysGaincs senthlm word that
he could get three votes for Hunter for $15,
000. He wenttoi-ee Gaines, but gut nosat
israction, and never promised him any
money. Afterwards, he says Gaines told
him ttult he must have $1,000, or he would
put- Hunter in stripes. Wilson mjs he is
now convinced that this was a srhenie to
kill Hunter. The announcement of the
charges- created intense excitement in
Frankfort, and probably preven led Hunter's
election today. The gold Democrats Joined
with the Mlverltesto prevent a quorum, and
only the Hunter men answered present.
All voted for their nominee for two bal
lots, 57 votes being cast for him and one
for Boyle. Then the joint session ad
journed. During the-calling of the Toll the gal
leries were packed and a row sprang up
between Tom Morrow , a nephew of Gov.
Bradley, and Peter Sanders, a Hunter par
tisan, and Sanders knocked Morrow down.
Gaines comes of a icspectable family,
but has Ipd a wild lire and people are
disposed to await the action or the grand
jury. It may result In Hunter's defeat.
'Should he withdraw, another Republican
could easily bo elected.
The Kentucky representatives of both
parties regard the fate of their late col
league, W. Godfrey Hunter, as practically
sealed. They do not think that he will
ever again come as near election as he
did during the week just closed, and think
that the present special session of the
legislature will finally adjourn without
an election. Kentucky iiolitics present a
situation that is entirely novel. In no
State of the Union are both parties as
uadly split up as the Blue Grass State.
All Senator Blackburn had to get a year
ago was his party vote to be elected. The
same is true of Mr. Hunter this year. But
it will probably prove quite as hopeless a
task for Mr. Hunter as it was for Mr.
'The whole matter of the election of
Senator," said a leading member of the
delegation yesterday , "will undoubtedly go
over to the .next legislature. Of course,
which ever party carries the legislature
this time will have a laige enough majority
sothnta few kickeis, "whatever thcirgjiev
ance, cannot defeat the will of the party
to whiofr they belong. For myself, I am
convinced that the new legislature will be
overwhelmingly Democratic. I suppose you
know that even last fall Bryan carried
a Yery largo majority of the legislative
districts in Kentucky. No, I am not eo
sure that Senator Blackburn "will succeed
himself. , I think that a new and very
formidable candidate will appear in the
person of ex-Gov. McCreary. He was a
gold Democrat, but stood perfectly loyal
to the. Bryan ticket, contributed to the
campaign 'fund, and stumped his section
oftheState. In theratherimprobableevent
of Republican succesb I think the new
legislature would elect Gov. Bradley."
A Biff Bank Forger Arretted.
Jamestown, N. V., April 10. DT. J. San
ford, a man with a lozen dir ferent aliases,
who was arrested here Friday while tiy
iug to pass a forged bank draft, proves
to be a big bank forger whose operations
cover a period of several years. His
baggage was found today and contained
drnrts issued by a large number of banks
in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, In
diana, Illinois, and Michigan. His i.orrect
name cannot be learned.
Sans Gene at the Lyceum.
London, April 10. Mr. J. C. Carr's adap
tation ofMM. Sardoti and Moreau's comedy,
"Mme. Bans-Gene," was presented at the
Lyceum Theater tonight, with Miss Ellen
Terry in the title role and Sir Henry Irv
ing as Napoleon. Miss Terry's perform
ance was brilliant, and in many ways it
was superior to that of Rcjane.- She re
ceived unlimited applause and was called
before the curtain repeatedly..
Eneebs Heleused From Jail.
Berlin, April 10, It is learned that Rob
ert F.Kneebs, the American horseman, who
was sentenced to imprisonment for nine
months and payafineof 1,000 marks ($250)
for ''ringing'' the trotting mare Bethel in
German races, under the name of Nellie
Kneebs, was released rrom jail two days
ago. As he had already been in Jail
seven mouths this time was deducted from
the period lie was condemned to serve.
The woman's friend. Save half an hour
each meal, and $1 per ton. Ask your
dealer for trial ton.
If you are going away, store your Junc
ture in our fireproof bldg. Empire Carpet
Cleaning Co., 631 Maes. ave.
CUBAN PATHIOTS RELEASED.
The Charge Against Sangullly and
Jacksonville, Fla., April 10. The cases
or Gen. Julio Sangullly and Col Lechuga,
the Cuban patriots, arrested on charges
p-eferred by the Spanish vice consul for
attempting to set on fcot the Bermuda ex
pedition from Fcrnandina, last week, re
sulted today in the discharge of the de
fendants from custody by the authorities.
The case was set for 10 a. m., but was
postponed again until -4:30 p. in. At that
hour the defendants appeared and t tie dis
trict attorney again asked for a contin
uance, sajing that it would be impassible
to get all the testimony Inside often days.
The witnesi.es that the Governmentclaitned
to be expecting failed to put in an appearance.-
The Spanish vice consul, Juan Ta
lous, who made the complaint "upon the
best of his-knowledge and belier,'' flatly
refused to testify, claiming that he was
exempt rrom being compelled to testify
In a court or justice-
The defendants were ready and urged a
trial at once. Commissioner Locke said
that he thought the Government had been
given sufficient time to produce its testi
mony, as Snnguilly and Lechuga were ar
rested four days ago and there was no
certainty of the Government having its
witnesses here in ten days. As to the
refusal or the Spanish vice consul to
testify, the commissioner held that he had
the power to issue an attachment for the
vice consul and would compel him to testify
but he dfd not dsein it necessary to do this
as the Government could not substantiate
the chnrges or the consul.
Therefore, the cast was dismissed ami the
defendants were Ulscharged. The com
missioner expressed a doubt as to the re
liability of the evidence that the consul
could produce, und intimated that he would
not iFsue another warrant on the consul's
Sangullly still refuses to make a state
ment. PNEUMATIC TUBES FOIt MAIL.
Construction of the Plant in New
Yorlf to Begin.
New York, April 10. The Tubular Dis
patch Company, of which John B. Mil
holland is president, and which has made a
contract with the Postoffice Department
for the transmission of mail matter be
tween the general postoffice and several
postal stations in this city, will bring the
work of constructing Its plant on May 4.
There will be eight circuits. Circuits
Nos. 1 and 2 must lie ready for opera
tion on October 1, 1S07.
DIED IN TERRIBLE. AGONY
3Iiss Annie V. Ward Wrapped in
An Appalling Tragedy Is the Hesult
of a Lad's Careless and
Miss Annie V. Ward, a young vroman
about twenty-six years of age, died at the
Emergency Hospital shortly berore 12
o'clock lastnightas a result of burns which
she received from an explosion of gaso
line. The entire surface ot her tody was
horribly burned and she lingered in great
distress for nearly three hours after the
accident Her body was placed in the
morgue and the coroner notified.
Miss Watd was employed at the Eureau
of Engraving and Printing and lived with
her mother and widowed sister, Mrs
Kern, at No. 308 E street northwest.
Yesterday afternoon her little nephew had
been sent out to purchase a canorgasoline,
and was told to place it in the cellar. In
stead or doing this the boy, anxious to
go and play, carelessly set the can of ex
plosive at the head of the stairs. La&t
night, shortly after 7 o'clock, Miss Ward
started to go down into the basement,
and that part of the house being dark,
she lighted a match to see the way. In
making a misstep she accidentally upset
the can of gasoline, and bending over to
sec what it was the escaping gasoline
became ignited and an explosion followed.
The young woman was at once enveloped
in a mass of flames, and her clothing
caught fire and was nearly burned from
her body. With rare presence of mind she
quickly threw her dress skirts over her
head In order to avoid inhaling the nanus,
but they afforded little protection. Her
pitiful cries fox help, quickly following
the explosion, called the other members of
the family to her assistance, but they
rohnd themselves shut off from reaching
her by the big blaze which the gasoline
An effort was made to get to the wo
man through the outside cellar door, but
unfortunately this was found to be locked
on the inside.
In the meantime Policeman Herbert, of
the Sixth precinct, who was comingthrough
Judiciary Square, heard the cries for
help, and rushing into the house, he sized
up the situation in an instant, and, seizing
a heavy overcoat, which was hanging in
the hallway, he made a heroic dash through
the flames and wrapped the coat about
the woman and thus smothered theflamcs.
By the time the orricer reached the
woman a neighbor had smashed In the base
ment door in the Trout of the house and en
tered. The two succeededin extinguishing
the flames and rescuing the unrortunate
woman. The fire department was called
out, but did not go into service, us the
flames were extlnculshcd with only little
damage to the house.
Miss Ward is well known in church and
charity work, and was almost the sole
support of her mother and widowed sis
ter, Mrs. Kerns, whose husband was killed
in a bicycle accident a little over a year
ago, and also died at the Emergency Hos
pital. HON. TVAHXER MILLER ARRIVES.
Here "Purely on a Mutter of Bnsi-
Hon. Warner Miller, a prominent Re
publican politician of the Empire State. Is
stopping at the Arlington. Mr. Miller
-was once defeated by Hon. David B- Hill
for the governorship of New York State.
He has always taken a most active part
in the politics of the State. Questioned
by a Times reporter, Mr. Miller declared
that his visit to Washington at ttiisVtime
has no political importance, but was
"purely on a matter of business."
A Beef Company Organized.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 10. The Min
nesota Beet Sugar Company was organized
today with a capital stock of $2,000,000
Sold by all dealers. $5.25 2,240 lbs.).
I delivered. Quick meals by uslup Gaytoa.
EiLIO RDIEZ 1 PRISONER
He Dad Been Chosen as General
ALMOST READY TO SAIL AWAY
Alert Government Agents Arrest
Ui'm us a Violator of Quarantine
Ilules us He Was Rowing Ashore
From the Bermuda on the Florida
Col. Emilia Nunez, who has been-designated
by the Cuban Junto to fill the placo
matte vacautby the caplure of Gen. Kivera,
was himself captured Thursday night, and
is now a prisoner at Palm Beach, Fla.
The Government recently determined, at
any cost, to stop the Cuban filibustering,
and issued orders to that effect to the
United States district attorneys along the
coast, particularly In the South, and aKo
enjoined extra vigilance on the part of
It was learned by the Government that
a Cuban expedition was being fitted out
on the Florida coast, and that the Ber
muda, which carries an English flag, was
expected to take the exposition to Cuba.
Thursday night wasf the time set by the
Cuban patriots for theWufllure, and they
had employed the tug Kate Spencer to
assist them. Pilor to this the Bermuda,
it is said, had received a cargo of muni
tions of war, and was ready to tail as
soon as the Cuban patriots were taken
to her by the Kate Spencer. These plans
became known to the Treasury agents
and there were so many of them about
Talm Beach that the tug made no attempt!
The Cubans who were to form the ex
pedition started rrom Jacksonville during
the afternoon on a special train, but be
fore the tialn reached Talm Beach the
expedition received a telegram to the ef
fect that the Government was aware of
the venture and advised the patriots to
pass through Palm Beaeh without stopping,
and when at a safe distance to leavu the
train and take to the woods. These in
structions were obeyed, and while the
Treasury agents were impatiently waiting
for their expected prey, the Cutien party
obtained a place of safety.
Knowledge of these conditions could net
he ascertained by those on the Bermuda,
and anxious to learn the situation, Col.
Emilio Nunez lert the Bermuda in a small
l)oat and rowed ashore. As soon as ho
landed he was placed under arrest and
charged with a violation or the health
regulations, the Bermuda not having heeix
at quarantine. This unimportant charge
was sufficient to hreak up the expedition.
As soon as Col- Nunez was in CHStody
the cruiser Marblehead and another, said
to have been the Vesuvius, were gent alter
the Bermuda, but that fleet vesael turned
her nose seaward, and the Marblehead was
lost to view in a short time. It was s&id
yesterday that the cruisers chased the
Bermuda far beyond the three-milQ MmiC
and that wherever round the cruisers will
seize her, and that the British govern
ment will not Interfere because the Ber
muda has violated its pledge to that gov
ernment. Some time ago the British government
refused to let the Bermuda carry the
British flag, because of her filibustering
trips, but upon the prondse of good be
havior restored the privilege.
A naval official said yesterday that i f
England refuses to recognize the Bermuda
she may be regarded as a pirate if found
with a cargo of muultioasof war on board.
Following close upon the destruction of
this expedition, the Government yesterday
again libeled the Laurada.Iyiagat Wilming
ton, Del-, charging her with having viol ited
the neutrality laws of the country. This is
the second lib"l brought by the Government
against this vessel.
When the Department of Justice, the
Treasury, State and Navy Departments
were asked yesterday Tor the particulars
of the arrest of Col. Nunez, and the expedi
tion which was broken up Thursday night,
all expressed ignorance of the affair and
gave no in formation.
COL. NUNEZ AHRESTEB.
He Is Accused of Violating the
Jacksonville, Fla., April 10. Col. Nunez
was arrested at West Talm Beach today
and accused of infraction of the neutrality
laws. It Is said that he has been patrolling
the Florida, coast in a tug, watching expe
dltons and carrying news to the Bermuda.
Spanish oTflcials, however, claim that ho
goes to Cuba with his sea-going tug.
The arrest ot Col. Nunez gave rise to a
story that Gen. Roloffhad been captured.
The latter is still at large.
REPORT OF ROLOFF'S ARREST.
It Is Ridiculed by the Members of
the Cuban Jnntn..
New York, April 10. The reputed ar.
rest at Miami, Fla , or Gen. Carlos Kolorr
the Cuban minister or war, was ridiculed
today at the delegation of the Cuban
junta. Both Senor I'alma and Dr. Cas
tillo were out of town and the gentlemen
in the office said the latest news from
Gen. Rolotf was to the effect that he had
started from eastern Cuba to the govern
ment seat at Camuguey, and had no in
tention whatever ol returning to th
United States at present.
A SPANISH PAPER'S COMMENT.
Thinks McKinley Will Be Firmer
Against Cuba Than Cleveland.
Havana, April 10. La Lucha publlsheJ
a leader referring to the arrest of Gen.
Sangullly at Jacksonville, by United State3
officials. It says it believes that the policy
of President McKinley will be firmer than
that or Mr. Cleveland, and that his attitude
towards theCubaninsurgents is revealed by
'the fact that strict orders have been Issued
to compel observance of the neutrality laws.
It adds that the policy or concessions
adopted byPrimeXIinisterCanovas has more
than anything else surely influenced tho
new attitude of the United States in re
spect to Cuban matters.
Col. Clrujeda, the oKicer who was in
Gen. Maceo was killed, and who was re
cently appointed adjutant of the queen
regent's military household, sailed Tor
Spain to assume the duties of his office.
Jose Pedro Gay, a lawyer, Antonio Danmy,
a notary, and twenty-five political sus
pects were sent to Arrtca today as exiles.
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