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Fair and warmer; to-morrow
increasing cloudiness, warmer.
NO. 1648.
Body Recovered at an Early
Hour This Morning.
George Spencer Rescues Them
Whe'o About Exhausted.
Oranje Dropped Overboard Respon
sible for the Fatality Warrick
.Monteomery, in Attempting to
Rescue Fruit, Overturns Canoe
Drotvned Prieiit Jluch Beloved by
the Students Lover of Athletics.
While canoeing in Little River,
near the Aqueduct Bridge, yester
day afternoon with two students of
Georgetown University, Rev. Fran
cis Goldbach, S. J., a professor in
English, Greek, and Latin classics
in the preparatory school at the uni
versity, was drowned.
The students, Warrick and Out
bridge Montgomery, fourteen and
fifteen yearb old, respectively, were
rescued by George Spencer, colored,
an employe of one of the contract
ing firms who occupy the water
front. They were hurried to the
Georgetown University Hospital,
where it was found they were suf
fering from nervous 'hock. Unless
pneumonia develops they will be
able to leave the hospital in a few
About i o'clock vesterday afternoon
Father Goldbach asked the two boys to
take a loat nde and going to the boat
house near the Aqueduct Bridge, obtained
a canoe and started out toward the Vir
ginia shore Jut as they were enter
ing the Little River Warrick Montgom
ery dropped an orange from the boat,
and in attempting to pet it the boat
un cap-izcd and the trio thrown into
the water
A socn as the bo arose thev grasped
the end of the upturned canoe and called
for help Father Goldbach, who was
considered a strong swimmer, also crab
bed the end of the beat when he a-ose.
but with the added weight It sunk sev
eral inches in the water When the bos
yelled, he let fro and started to swim
ashore After proceeding several vards
his heavv oercoat became water soaked
and was dragging him to the bottom
Realizing this, he turned on his back
and started to float with the tide. calling
back to the boys to hold on. that some
one would set cut in a beat and pet
them This was the last seen of him.
and it is supposed he sank with the
weight of his water-lopped coat
The cries of the hojs attracted the at
tention of seral men alonp the river
front, and Spencer jumped into a boat
that was tied to the wharf and rowed out
to the bojs When he reached them thev
were almost exhausted, and did not tell
him that the priest was floiting about
a hundred ards awaj He started bick
for the shore, and In the meantime a call
had been sent to the Georpetown Univer
sity Hospital The ambulance arrived in
a few minutes and the ho s were taken to
the hospital
Itearhed the Hospital.
It was when they arrived at the hos
pital and were recognized bv some of tfie
attendents as students that it was learned
they hid pone boatinp with Father Gold
bach Several boats searched the waters about
Little "River for thirty minutes before the
search was given up. and the harbor po
lice were then notified. At 6 o'clock the
Harbor precinct police arrived and started
to drap for the body. Shortly before 1
o'c'ock this mornlnp the body was re
covered and taken to Georpetown U,ni
versltv. Details of the recovery were
not learned
Father Goldbach was a great favorite
with all the boys at the university, and
was fond of the water. On several oc
casions he had taken the Montgomery
boys out canoeing, and when they asked
their parents to let them po with him
jesterday, they readily consented.
He has been at the university since
August, ivn. coming from Lovola Col
lege, Baltimore, where lie was ordained
a priest. His parents live In Balti
more, and he has a brother who Is a pro
fessor In Johng Hopkins University. It
was not known at the university last
night what their names were, or their
, The Montgomery boys live with their
parents at 1743 Rhode Island avenue
northwest. "W. K. Montgomery, the
father. Is a retired lawjer.
"The boys were very fond of Father
Goldbach," he said last night, "and I
have often talked to him over the tele
phone as to how they were getUng on
In their studies. He seemed to think
a great deal of the boys and they
thought the world of him.
A Great Shock.
"This accident Ijas been a great shock
to me and the boys" mother, and the
fact that they were not drowned Is due
to the sacrifice of the priest, and the
aid or Spencer, who took them from the
upturned boat."
Members of the faculty said Father
Goldbach was one of the brightest
young men In the university, and was
well liked by the students and the
teachers. He was twenty-eight years
old. and on account of his youth was
a favorite with .many of the 'varsity
men with whom he often played, ball,
went swimming or boating, and In "fact
'joined them in all athletic sports.
Will Pitch Opening Game of
the Season.
Xext Season He Will Sign for
$7,000 for Three Years.
Dispatch from Cofleyville, Kans-,
States that American League's
Premier Tvrlrler Boarded G:09
Train for Capital and Will Ar
rive Wednesday Mornine at 11
o'Clocl. McAleer "Sat Surprised.
Walter Johnson will pitch the
opening game ot the American
League season against Boston here
to-morrow afternoon. The great
t wirier is now on his way to ilie
Capital in response to a telegiini
from Manager McAleer Sunday
afternoon, according to a Coffey-
villc, Kans., dispatch received last
It is understood that when John
son reaches Washington he will be
lenaercci a contract, wnicn ne will
sign, calling for $6,500, the amount
tne club lias ottered since ncgotia-
tions have been going on this
spring, w itli the assurance that next
car a contract binding the great
twirler for three seasons at $7,000
I year wi be tcndcrcd
The Washington Herald stated ex
clusively vesterdaj mornlnp that John
son would lie here within the next week,
quoting Manaper McAleer to the extent
that the Nationals' boss had written the
pitcher explaining a few phases of the
situation that we-e posslbV not clear to
It has since developed that McAleer
simply flegraphed Johnson that unless
he sipned up before the opening da
of the season, the club would be forced
to suspend him. and that a heavy fine
would likelv be If vied bv the National
Commission Hence Johnson s decision to
hit the trail for Washington He left
C'offcv v ille. Kans. at fi 09 o clock last
night, and will be here about 11 o clock
to-morrow mommp
To Pitch Opener.
Manager McAleer was asked if he
would worK Johnson in the opening pame
against Boston, and replied "Yes. I
think I will He was in grand shape
when he Ipft Atlanta last Thursday, and
the few laj s on the tram will hardlv
work any hardship '
McAleer added "I felt confident all
along that Johnson would be with us
before the season opened To tell the
truth, I did not think Walter would
quit me in Atlanta, but he showed his
tubbornness in an unexpected manner.
and of course it was not my place to
beg him to reconsider, et I believe had
I baid jutt one word of encouragement,
he would have torn up his ticket to
Coffeyv ille and talked common sense "
McAleer s action in sending Johnson
home on the eve of the American League
Continued on Page S, Column 1.
Natives of Malaga Province Defeat
Troops in Revolt.
Madrid, April 10 The natives of
Canillas de Accituno, In the province of
Malaga, to-day revolted, and following
an attack on the barracks In which the
government troops were worsted a re
public was proclaimed. The official ad
vices state that five persons were seri
ously wounded
Troops are being rushed to the scene,
and it Is feared that there will be a
heavy loss of life when the rebels and
the troops clash.
Captain of Foundered British Steam
. er Is First to Leave.
Victoria, B. C, April 10 The shelter
deck steamer Iroquois, plying between
Vancouver Island ports, foundered this
morning off Sydney, five of her crew and
eight passengers being drowned. Heavy
weather caused the vessel's cargo to shift
and she went down by bow, leaving only
the upper work unsubmerged. Capt.
Sears, her master, was the first to leave
the wreck and landed In safety In a life
boat, acompanled by his mate, Thomp
son, and two Indian deck hands.
New York, April 10. Members of the
faculty of Columbia University are to
day unable to determine what disposition
should be made of 60,000 cigars, said to
be worth from $20,000 to $30,000, left by the
will of the late George Crocker, together
with a sum exceeding $1,000,000, which is
to be used for the study of the cure of
cancer, to which both he and his wife
fell victims. f
The cigars, which bear the monogram
of the dead philanthropist, were found
In a vault made especially for them In
Interesting Group of Men "Who
jJ30flygUar(l 0f BoOSevelt Is
Arrested Here.
Alleged He Labeled Shipment
as Furniture.
Wnrrant Sworn Oat ly Official of
Department of Justice and Arrest
Mncle Following Long Search
Accused Found In Front of The
nter Mmulw High In Enttmntion of
Secret Service and Other Offlclnls
Charged with sending munitions
of war to Mexico, supposedly for
uc b the revolutionists, under a
fake label, Harvey E. Phillips, for
mer bod guard to President Roose
velt, known socially in Washington
and New York, and also as the best
detective and spy in the service of
the Mexican insurgents, was ar
retted in this city yesterday after
noon on a warrant sworn out by
officials of the Department of Jus
tice, whom he has eluded for
As he was leaving the Lyceum
Theater, in Pennsylvania avenue,
Phillips was taken in custody by
Central Office Detective Howlett
and conveyed to the United States
marshal s orhce. l here lie was
given in charge of Deputy Marshal
Cusick and taken to the Department
of Justice for a hearing before
United States Commissioner An
son Taylor at 4:30 o'clock.
"When presented to that official, Mr.
Phillips pleaded not guilty, waived fur
ther examination, and was held in $1,000
bail for a hearing In the United States
Circuit Court for the southern district of
New York on May 10.
According to section 331 of ue penal
code, all goods of an explosive char
acter must be marked as such, a law
Intended to protect the conveyers from
Injury and possible death. Phillips, it Is
alleged, shipped from Xew York City
a large quantity of ammunition to El
Paso, Tex., Jabcled "furniture." The
packages were securely boxed, and to all
appearances presented the harmless look
of the articles they were supposed to
The Department of Justice, under
whose observation Phillips has been for
months, suspected him of crooked work.
Continued on Pnge 2, Column 3.
the Crocker residence, on the great es
tate, at Mahwah, N. J., in the Ramapo
Mountains. The cigars were made in fac
tories in different parts of the world for
Mr. Crocker, who was a connoisseur in
Should the lawyers find that the cigars
cannot come under the classification of
"household goods and furnishings," the
trustees of the university win be unable
to sell them, and, consequently, will lTaye
to find some other method ot iTiflng oX
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Volunteered in 1861 to Go to the
Parent Pursues Man and 15-Year-OId Child From
Richmond to Police Headquarters and
Prevents Marriage.
Breaking the strain since discovering
her fifteen-j car-old daughter's elopement,
Mrs. Charles R. Fllankenshlp, of Rich
mond, fainted during a talk with her
daughter at police headquarters last
Mrs Blankcnship telephoned to the City
Hall yesterday from Richmond, asking
that a marriage license be refused her
daughter, who came here intending to
marry Waldo F. Thorpe, twenty-eight
vears old, twice divorced, and proprietor
of a moving picture show in Richmond
On hearing of the tender age of Miss
Blankenship. Col. lielen, in charge of the
marriago llcnse bureau, informed De
tective Helan of the whoreabouts of the
couple They had obtained a license fif
teen ttinut"s liffon he mes.i,ke Vris re
eelved from the distracted mother. Mr.
Helan scnt a message to Rev. G. J. S
Hunieut, not to perform the wedding.
Thorpe and his intended bride returned
Xew York, April 10 Plans announced
to-dav by union officials indicated that
the International strike of seamen, which
has been threatened for a long time,
and which Is Intended by the unions to
Impede the commerce of the world until
redress of their grievances Is had. wou'.d
actually begin tn the week of June when
the cororation of King George is being
Matthew Tcark secretary of the Amer
ican branch of the National Sailors' and
Firemen's Union of Great Britain, made
official announcement to-day that seven
great camps for the accommodation of
striking seamen had been already es
tablished in the British Isles. He said
they were located Jn London, Liverpool,
Cardiff, Southampton. Shields, Glasgow,
and Hull.
He said further that the collection of
an enormous strike fund, at the rate of
fi from every union man. had been prac
tically completed, and that during the
cpronaUon week the strike would go Into
effect In all parts of the world, from
China round to the United States. On
the day the strike Is declared In Eng
land, he said, the strike order would be
cabled to every other land, and sent by
wireless to men on tho high seas.
Boston. April 10. A secret, carefully
guarded for nearly a year by Headmaster
O'Brien, of the Polk. Prescott, and Mcd
ford sehcols in Charleston, became public
to-day. In a secret room In one of the
schools the scholmaster has been doing
the cobbling for pupils too poor to pay
for repairs or new shoes, and he has also
been providing clothing of every descrip
tion for the little needy ones. The de
mand among .the pupils for shoes so in
creased that boys willing to learn the
Thb hours in which the children may
present The Herald coupon for a free
ticket to The Herald Theater Party Sat
urday morning have been extended to
5 o'clock in the afternoon on account
of the school children.
The coupons will be printed in The
Herald's Page for Every' Woman daily
until every seat has been given away to
the poor and crippled children of our city.
Front, Photographed on the Steps of
to the City H.ill Miss Blankenship was
taken Into custody and then sent to the
House of Detention.
Miss Blankenship will return to Rich
mond in custody of her parents. This
was consented to by both Miss Blanken
ship ami Thorpe. Mr. and Mrs. Blanken
ship and their daughter left for Rich
mond early this morning.
Thorpe rode around the city In a taxi
cab since his discovery, and will return to
Richmond to-day. He admitted his for
mer marriages. v
Mr and Mrs. Blanienship arrived in
Washington last night, and went to po
lice headquarters, where their daughter
was taken from the House of DctenUon.
The meeting of the family was a pathetic
one. Miss Blankenship hesitating between
love for her patents and afTc- ilon for
Thorpe. Miss Blankenship cried bitterly
on leaving police headquarters. The hap-
pv family went tn Union Station to await
the train for home.
Vitcrho. April 10 The trial of the
Camorrists was resumed to-day, but
the session lasted less than an hour,
owing to one of the spectators In the
court room whistling. A demonstra
tion by the prisoners and the specta
tors followed, when the court officers
endeavored to eject the offender. Here
tofore Iresldent Blanch! has adjourned
the court whenever a demonstration oc
curred. It is evident that the Camor
rists have agreed to continue demon
strations as long as Bianchi will de
clare the court adjourned.
Giacomc Ascrlttolre. who Is accused
of slander In connection with the mur
der of Cuoccolo and his wife, for which
the Camorrists are being tried, was the
first witness. Ascrlttore, who Is gen
erally regarded as a spy for the police
of Naples. Is charged with having
falsely accused one Amadeo of b clng
one of the actual murderers of Cuoccolo
and his wife.
When Ascrittoire dramatically declared
again to-day that the hands of Amadeo
were soiled with the blood of the
Cuoccolos. Amadeo rose to his feet and
hurled endless insults at his accuser. It
was with difficulty that President Blanch!
and the court officials were able to pacify
the two men.
cobbler's trade were pressed Into service-Two
school teachers let Into the secret
upon finding one of their pupils in need.
Inform Mr. O'Brien, who calls the child
into the "commissary," where he or she
Is fitted out with the articles needed.
Mr. O'Brien, who lives in Roxbury, has
spent much money of his own in gather
ing the clothing and purchasing needed
materials for his charity. He Is exceed
ingly modest and refused, to give any de
tails for publication.
Photo by Pick Bros.
the Municipal Building Yesterday
Feature of Celebration Here
Conclude the Day's Events with
a Banquet.
In Response to ToaJ, Speaker Re
fer to Services Given to Conntrr
nnd Capital In Hoar of erd-Rev.
Dr. AVoodroiv Denounces Soeinllsm
n Responsible for Assassination
of Three Presidents.
Unanimously demanding that a
monument be erected in Washing
ton to the men of the District, liv
ing and dead, w ho were the first to
volunteer to defend the National
Capital at the beginning of the civil
war, the survivors of the District of
Columbia volunteers of April, 1S61,
last night concluded a day of inter
esting events in a banquet at the
Xew Ebbitt.
A wave of enthusiasm swept over the
eighty-eight gray-haired veterans when
Past Department Commander B. F Bing
ham backed the demand made earlier in
the day to the District Commissioners
that they ask Congress for an appro
priation for the erection of a monument
to commemorate the services of the de
fenders of the Capital.
Comrade Bingham, who was introduced
by Capt. J. Tjler Powell, toastmaster.
responded to "The day we celebrate."
and after reading the roll of achievements
performed by the District volunteers on
every field In Virginia, declared: "I have
tried to show jou why the day we cele
brate should b remembered, and the
services of the men In whose honor we
celebrate should be appreciated and a
monument erected to the men who did so
much to help President Lincoln save the
K. W. Woodruff responded to "The
boys of April, '61," and read a poem in
Thomas S. Hopkins, judge advocate
general of the G. A. R., denounced so
cialise as being directly responsible for
the assasslnaUon of three Presidents.
Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Woodrow spoke
on "Our dead heroes." He declared that
the guns of Dewey at Manila marked
a now era for the United States as a
world power, and entered a strong plea
for a federation of nations.
Capt. Powell called for a silent toast
to the dead, which was drunk by the
entire company, standing, and E. A.
Lango sang "Auld Lang Syne." accom
panied by Phil C Addison.
Miss Rosa Sefton, representing Ellen
Spencer Mussey Tent, No. 1, presented
Capt. Powell with a bouquet.
At the speakers' table were: Thomas
S. Hopkins. Gen. B. F. Bingham. Gen.
George H. Harries. Rev. Dr. Samuel H.
Woodrow, J. D. Bloodgood. Col. Ourand.
Commissioner of Pensions Davenport,
MaJ. Richard Sylvester. Capt. T. Edward
Continued on rage 3, Column S.
Mild Case of Chickenpox Becessi
, tates Ordeal on Shipboard.
New York, April 10. One mild case of
chlckenpox was the causer of 2T7S pas
sengers leaving the steamshiip Celtic to
day, each with a sore arm from vacci
nation. The 1,919 steerage passengers
were vaccinated before they left Genoa,
and soon after the voyago started the
doctor commenced his work by vaccinat
ing Capt. Hambleton. tho officers, crew,
and first and second cabin passengers.
Choice Flowers for All Occasloms I
Bhvrki stone's. Prices reasonable. 11th & H. '
JFar-famed as a Champion of
the People.
Eose from Clerk in Car Barn
to a Millionaire.
Former Congressman and Four
Times Mayor of Cleveland Sae
emmba to Illness Aggravated by
Overwork In Battle for 3-cent
Fares Nearly Fifty-seven Years
Old Invents Railway Appliances.
Cleveland, Ohio, April 10. Tom
L. Johnson, four times mayor of
Cleveland and former Representa
tive in Congress, died at 8:47
o'clock to-night in his fifty-seventh
year. He had been so near death
for five days that frequently the
physicians thought the end had
come, and twice newspaper extras
were on the street announcing his
death. Then the rumor was found
to be false. Up to a week" ago the
former mayor had insisted that he
would get well and again be a can
didate for mayor of Cleveland, but
finally he saw his hope was futile,
and, after bidding old friends and
former political associates farewell,
resigned himself to death.
"I am so tired. I wish I could sleep."
he murniured In his moments of con
sciousness. And finally the sleep came,
but not until Mr. Johnson had suffered
much pain in the same cheerful manner
that marked his whole career. Sunday,
when every moment was expecd to bo
his last. Mn Johnson weakly asked that
four letters which he had dictated some
days before be brought to him. Prop
ped up, he laboriously signed his name,
and then fell back exhausted. These let
ters go to four of his best friends keep
sakes from the man who gave his life
for his hobby, 3-cent fare.
That Mr. Johnson sacrificed his life for
his principles Is certain. He had been
ailing from cirrhosis ot the liver for
years, and was told by the physicians
that he must quit active work for a
wh'le and take treatment.
Body to Lie In State.
But he was in the midst of his fight
for 3-cent fare and refused to stop.
Finally, beaten in his fifth fight for
mayor, he yielded to Illness and went to
Xew Tork for treatment, but it was too
late. Cleveland people ride on their
street cars for 3 cents, but they have
lost the man who did more for the com
mon nennle than any other citizen. Tho
funeral arrangements have not been
made, but the pody will probably lie In
state, as thousands wish to take a final
look. All day jesterday and to-day
crowds waited outside the sick chamber
for the latest news of the condition of
the pptient.
Tom L. Johnson will be buried in Green
lawn Cemetery. Brooklyn. In the Johnson
family lot. There will be a memorial
service here and the body will He in
stale. Johnson's burial place will be near
that of Henry George, the man after
whom the Cleveland mayor modeled his
Tom Loft in Johnson, who rose from
the humble station of clerk In a
car barn to the position of a traction
magnate. Inventor, member of Con
gress, and four times mayor of Cleve
land, was born in Georgetown, Ky.,
July IS. 1S34. He was the son of Mr.
and Mrs'. Albert L. Johnson, and re
ceived his early education in the State
of Indiana.
In 1S69, at the age of fifteen, he took
a. position with the Louisville Street
Railway Company, where he applied
himself so well that after six years'
service ho had thoroughly mastered
every detail. He Invented and patented
numerous improvements, the sale ot
which formed tho nucleus of a fortune
later estimated at moro than $1,000,000.
In 1876 he bought a badly managed
traction line In the city of Indianapolis,
and rejuvenated and placed it on a pay
ing basis. Later ho acquired large
street railway Interests In Cleveland,
Detroit, and Brooklyn, which he after
ward sold and centered in Cleveland,
his adopted city. There, too, he ope
rated an Iron manufacturing establish
ment, Tom Johnson first came Into public
eye in 1S01, when ho was elected to
Congress by tho Ohio Democrats
through his advocacy of the "single
tax" theories of the late Henry George,
As an exponent of the municipal own
ership of public utilities, with stress on
street railway lines, he became even
more famous. So firm a believer was
he In Its principles that he spent most
of his fortune fighting its opponents in
Considered Presidential Timber.
He carried the idea of municipal own
ership even farther. He argtled that
there was no more reason why passen
gers should be carried by elevators free
of charge to the tops of high buildings
than that they should be carried from
one building to another, or from their
residences uptown to their offices down
town. He declared that a free ferry was
Just as sensible as a free bridge, and
Goatisraed oa Pace TrC'
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