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i 55i-gr-l rV " T r was the TIMES' circu lation (or last weak. . The Weather Today. ) Fair; probably thunderstorms. Slightly cooler. Northwester!' winds. i mes '"The STAR'S Girculatiaa J00 p I for last week was . . . !003luy El WASHINGTON, D. C, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 20, 1896 EIGr-IIT PAGES. 0X3 CENT. VOI,. 3. ISO. 705. t week printed and circulated 97, - .-(;".-" T' S5 000 more copies The Times las wspapef competitor in Washington. than its neare GEMUI HE 01 EHGLI Fearful That the Iklatabele Cam paign Is a Preiexfc BOERS DO RIGHT TO ARM Berlin Pre. CoiiiirTeiit. Are Not IJp usistiriiig to Those Who Argue That Anglo-German Feeling Is Friend ly HoMlle Exprew-lHiss on the Ac tion of Congress In Cuban -Matter Berlin, April 19. -Next to dueling, the leading cause of ioul:ir exeitenieut Is the preparation which England is making for action against tlie Transvaal. Allol the Austrintv-and Italian influences In the councils of the dreibund which have been thrown on the side of England will become paralyzed it events shall confirm the suspicion entertained by Germany that" Great Britain Intends to coerce the Roers. The peaceful assurances given hy the British ministers and the British Parlia ment are distrusted here. Tlie Nonh Ger man Gazette cuuUou-l advises delay in the dispatch of English troops to South Africa in deference to President Kruger's peace policy, but the unoiricial and more outspoken Tagcblatt sees a plan on the part of Great Britain to use the Matabele rising as a pretext lor tewling fortes to the Cape Colony. BOERS' A. 1 ION APPROVED. The Vosslsolis Z"'tungapproves thcactiou of the Boers In arming themselves to pro tect their indcpcmlcnceand predicts another Majuba Hill disaster to England. Tiie Bocren Zeitnng declares that the British army is wholly inadequate to the task of conducting two wars at the .same time, one in the Soudan and the other against the Boers. If England refuses an entente with Ger many through jealousy of the growtli of German influence In South AJrica, tlie paper adds, the loss will not be Germany's. The .North German Gazette, commenting upon the communication sent by Mr. Chniu berkuu, the British colonial secretary, to President Kruger of the South A mean Republic, glilng the reasons for an in crease of the British military forces in the cape coJonj, sajs: "We are jjlad 11. at Mr. Chamberlain has done this, as It Fhows tlie intention of the British to aioid Irritation of the Boers." HOSTILE TO AMERICA. Although the report that PrCbidentCIeve lnnd has offctcd the friendly services or the United States in settling the Cuban troubles is not confirmed, time is much discussion of the rumor. The North German Gazette, in an in tensely hostile criticism thereon, written upon the assumption that the report is true, tells Spain to decline positively to admit that the President of the United Slates has any right to lender his advice In the Cuban matter, or rather to tell the American government to mind Us own business. The Vosslsche Zeitung says: "Tf the United States government gives elfect to the resolutions parsed by the two houses of Congress, recognizing the Cubans as belligerents. Sjwin must tolerate the act. "She cannot go to war -with the United States, but America cannot, expect anj The Legitimate R c XJL Under Jockey Club Jurisdiction, Benning Race Course Daiiy Unt At Least Five Races Each Day. Special trains at 2:00 and 2:30 on Baltimore, and Potomac Railroad. Oars reserved for ladies. Racing Begins at 3:15. Admission, "Grand Stand S1.00 Olub House and Paddock 2.00 BEN H ELLEN, Secretary- nn?viiHrmPtriii however -weak ordistrcssed, to submit without protest to such mteriei- I enee." Tlie United Press finds excellent reasons for stating that the iews expressed by tlie two newspapers above (parted do not -represent the opinion ol the kaiser, who thinks that Spain ought not to reject the friendlv diplomacy of the President of the United States, but nit her should show willingness to negotiate with and assist the government at Washington to find a waj to reach a settlement of the Cuban question. MASS AROUND BUIUWAYO. Matabele Force Is. Increasing and Dynamite Train Has Hei'ii Laid. Cape Town, April 19.-A dispatch Horn Bnhiwayo, dated yesterday, says that the number of rebellious Matabeles is inci eas ing daily and that they are massing closer to the town. A dynamite tra'n, that is arranged to be fired by electricity, has been laid In the outskirts and along the sticcts. The mines are all connected with the central Laager and can be exploded separately, on Friday nifiii enme nf the Matabeles chanued their positions. It is believed that they moved southward to attempt to preent the lulxaiu-e or the out) men ironi .MaicKing who a re matching to the relief of Huluwajo. COLORED PEOPLE HIS DUPES William Webster Under Arrest for a Clever Swindle. He Is. Said to lie the Man Who Has Worked tin' Furniture Guino All Over the City. "William "Webster, colored, was anested early yesterday morning by Policeman Van Horn and held at the Second precinct station on the charge of securing monej under false pretense:. The particular crime for which "Webster was taken liuo-cuslody is that of pretending to sell pianos, carpels and furniture to colored people bj obtaining a smnllamount down as first pa.wncni and then telling the purchaser that the aiticlcs would be de livered in a few hours. The goods never appeared and Webster failed to put in his appearance again. It is dleged that he has been working his game for the past three months and cliierly succeeded In swindling a large number of -well-to-do coloied persons in all sclions of the city. Most of Ins victims n'l-m to linve been women, to wticm l.c told a plausible story. He carried a small look of printed ic ccipts, and on a paunent of a lew dollars would give ttieni a iccelpt ror the amount, . staling that the goods would be delivered. 11 is said that fully lifty or more persons have been buncoed by Webster's unique scheme, and the prisoner is being held at the Second precinct station so thatothers who fell into his trap may identify the man. Mrs. "Booth-Tucker at Low Angeles. Los Angeles, Cal.. April 19. The arrival or Mrs. Booth-Tucker, ttic new commander in chief of the Salvation Army, was sig nalized by the greatest rally the army has ever held in southern California. Soldiers were in line from every city in the Stale. Mis. Tucker spoke bneriy at last night's meetlng, making only a passing reference to the secession or her brother Ballington Booth, who. she hoped, -would soon see the error of his way and return to the fold. Racing Season 1896 il flay 2. S. S. HOWLAND, President. RACING. l-r nn.rnTTn rmmnrl mm iu rau Rev. Dr. O'Gorman Invested Willi the Royal Purple. BY THE PAPAL ABLEGATE Immense Throng WitneMKes t lit Im pressive Ceremony ill St. Patrick's Church ArchbiNhop Ireland's Elo quent Argument lor Divorce of Church and State. The brilliant and impressive Timet ion or an Episcopal consecr.it ion was held jes teiday morning and afternoon in the beau tiful edifice of St. I'at rick's Church, in the piesence oi an immense assemblage of citiens and a large number of prelates. priests and eminent scholais of the Cath olic church of America. Tlie couseciulor was his eminence, Cardi nal Archbishop Satolli, apostolic dele gate, the Imposing ceremonies being those winch have iharaclerUc.l the elevation or a priest to the episcopate for tlie past thou sand jeais of the Catholic Church. The priest who was ieceie.l into the apoatolate was the Itev Dr. o'Uormau, or the Catholic University, who bj the actor election, and consecration je.sterday has become Bishop of Sioux Full, duutli Dakota. The weather was superb, a fact -which permitted the assembling of so many thou sands to see the procession or the church men, and to be present within at the goigeous ceremonial. Although admission, except to pew holder?, was only by c.ird, every foot of available space in tlie interior wa-"utilized by hundreds whostood through the four hours or the ceremony. The procession was from bt Vincent's Orphanage to the church, winch is nearly opposite the former building The dis tance, though short . gave thousands who could find no rooln in the church un op poitunity 'of witnessing one or those pic turesque pageants, which are seen only in the ceremonials or the Catholic church. The general colors of the line wcie black and while, as the larger number -were priests who wore black cassocks and while surplices A PAGEANT OF COLOR. The striking colors were presented in the brilliant vestments or the archbishops, bMiops, moiiHlguori. and acolten and the lobes of the faculty of the Catholic Uni versity. The kowiis of the latter were black, black university caps, the mantles being iclieed by open work in yellow or orange and white, the papal colors. The head ot the procession w as composed ofacrossbearer, flanked bj acolytes bearing lighted candles. These wore cardinal cassocks, over them being white lace surplices. There were about fifty acolytes and altar boys all in this attractive dress. Next came t he diiiiitystudentincustoiuary college garb, then the priests, then the archbishops and bishops in gold laced capes over purple cassocks, some wearing pure white mitres anil others gold embroidered and then the monsiguorl in tlie royal purple or the household or the pope. There were about loO In Hue and it was 10 20 when the cross bearer entered the church at the head or the procession. Even at that early hour there was sea reel y room ror the procession to reach the sanctuary, which was ablaze with the light of mjriads or caudles, assisted by the refulgence or hundreds or incandescent electric lamps. The excniisite altar re cently described iu The Times wasdecorated with calla lilies and roses. On the left or the sanctuary had been erected the arclnepiscopal throne, the canopy being or red silk, the strong light or the electric lamps within bringing this feature out in vivid contrast to thesoflglow or the candles and their subdued effect on the immaculate surface of the shining altar. i:nti:king the chukcii. The components of this beautirul picture were increased and Intensified many times when the procession, moving slowly down the aisles to tlie strains of tlie organ und a largely reinforced choir, assumed its place within and around the sanctuary. There were then added the varied tints of amict, and stole and cape chasuble, cope and mitre, and crozier and cassock and mantle, each bearing some significance to the orficeand duties or the wearer. In richness, variety and harnion or colors, sometimes in repose and again mingled in slow and majestic movement, sometimes bright in the full radiance of the myriad points or candle hghtsand again half seen 111 the dimreligious sliadeiiiadc by the smoke of burning license. it would be hard to conceive a picUuo of more splendor or beauty of suggestion. The brilliance of the Interior was set in the gorgeous frame of the sanctuary walls, from beyond which the light of day poured through the pictured panes of the stained glass windows. Opposite the altar the choir presented also an unusual scene. The choir proper was filled by a very large number of singers and musicians, whije to the right and left were the sister hoods of Bt. Joseph, the Holy Cross, St. Anne and St. Vincent. There were quite a number of these h3?e and thero among the assemblage in the body of the church. CEREMONY OF CONSECRATION. The ceremonies of the consecration were performed in the central sanctuary and Is the chapel of the Virgint In tlie latter of which the new bishop conducted the rites appertaining to his position. Bishop-elect O'Gorman was arrayed in nmjet, cincture and alb, with the stole crossed on his breast. "When the ceremonies began Arch bishop Satolli -was robed In full pontificals. At the opening of the ceremony theie were present in and around the sanctuary these, who also formed the procession: Cardinal Satolli, Archbishops "Williams, Ireland and Kain; Bishops McGovern, Cot ter, Stanley, Marty, O'Gorman, Keane of the Catholic UulveiBlly, Cosgrove, Maes, McGolrick, O'Hara and his coadjutor, Hoban; Monsignorl Stephan, Sbarettl, Schrader, Right Rev. Dr. Sylvester Malouc, regent of the Catholic University of New York; Very Revs. Garrigan, Richards, rector of the Georgetown University; Mag nier, Staging, Morgan, Schauer, Spencer Allen, Lltv, Revs Dr. Fitzgerald, "W. E Starr, O'Keefe, Keily, D. J. Stafford of St. Patrick's, R. B. dishing, John Gloyd, 'J. J. Harty, Joseph F. McGec of St. Patrick's, P. J. McSwecney, M. Sheedy, Legrand.Gunn, Broyderick, Scanlon, Lucas. J. Gilbert, McGlynn, S. A. Flynn, P. J. Garvey, W. A. McLaughlin, J. J. Fidlgan, Thomas Barry, Bonifacius, J. Laughlln, Gerald Coughliu, Steam, J. F. Mackiu, Gross, 0. Genls. A. Djer, Paul Griffith, J. V. Ryan, C. Gillespie, C. McC ready, G. Simmons, A. Burtselle, Hopper, G. "W. Power, P. J. Franciscus, E. Monge, Daniel Burke, J. F. Higgius, J. V. Tracey, Mens iug, Dr. Pace, Dr. Shanahan, Dr. Shnhan, Dr. Peries, Hyvernot, Hon. Carrol D. "Wright, Dr. Quiun, Dr. Griffin, Dr. Bouquillon, Dr. Grnnnau, Dr. Searle, Dr. Dumont, Dr. Orban, 8. J. Carr, Brothers of St. Johns College, divinity students. Judge Robinson, Dr. Robinson, Mr. P. Robinson, Prof. C. "W. Stoddard, Prof. Continued on Second Page. RIGHT REV. THOriAS O'CORHAN, 4 Bishop of l'YTHIANS HESTOHE GA.V1N. Case of the SuloonkHeper and Gunibler of 'utlonal Significance. Denver, Col.. April 10. Joseph R. Gavin was yesterday ordered reinstated in the Knights of P.Uhias by the supreme tri bunal, which has been in session here for three days. The case, is one or national importance. Gavin is'a gambler and sa loonkeeper. Under u recent ruling tit the order with holding membership from persons or these occupations, Gavin was expelled. He took an appeal, clalmiug that he was entitled to membership, as he was in the order hero re the new rule was promuIgaVMl and that there couldaiot be any retroactive legislation. The casts was contested at the regular annual meeting; but no decision was reached until icstexdaru-hen the announcement was made that Gavin would be restored to full righU in the order. However, it is probable that he will be tried under auother rule, that of maintain ing a gambling house and saloon, as de rogatory to the dignity or the order. Gavin Is one of the best known sports in the western country, controlling numerous gambling houscsin all tlieprlncipai Colorado cities and mining camps. GORMAN IS IN NO HORRY Said to Approve an Early Ad journment of Congress. Disposition Manifested by Democratic Senator, to Prolong the Session Until After the Conventions). While the Republican leaders have been riguring on an adjournment by the middle of next month recent events would indicate that theend will notcome so soon. Senator Gorman's speech on Friday last, in which he said that, he would oppose the passage of bills by unanimous consent has set the Re publicans to thinking. They believe now that it Is the policy of the Democrats to delay action on certain matters in the Senate so as to keep Con cress here until after at least one of the Two national conventions Is held. Indeed, It is said that Mr. Gorman, the Democratic leader In the Senate, hass'erved notice on Mr. A Idrich, thcllepubUcan leader, that he need not expect to get away before the loth, of June or later. The appropriation bills are In such an advanced stale that If haste is made on some other measures the two Houses could adjourn bytu.elOth.of May atthe latest, but if there is a disposition on tne pare or the Democrats to prevent an adjournment that, can easily be done, as the rules of the Senate are such that unlimited debate can be had on any bill. This is suspension day in the House that is to say a day on which it is in order to take up bills ror Immediate passage, under suspension of the rules-. That order will be followed by the general pension biU reported on Friday last. s By the terms of this, bill discontinu ances or resolutions of pensions, expt for fraud or error, or recovey fora dis abilities, are made unlawful. Chairman Pickler estimates that tho restoration of pensions and additional expenditures authorized by the bill will amount to two or three millions a year. Mr. Canuon will afterward call up the general deficiency bill. Wednesday and Thursday have been set asjde for a dis cussion of the bankruptcy blU upon which a vote is to be taken by the House on Friday. In the Senate the erfort will probably be made to antagonize Mr. Peffer's pending bond purchase Investigation resolutions by calling up the Indian appropriation bill. The naval appropriation bill has been ready forconslderatloufor ten days.nndMr. Hale is very anxious to dispose of it. Mr. Gorman is credited with an Intention of attacking the provision for four new battle ships. He proposes to reduce this number to two and to substitute for the bat tleships stricken out small sized gun boats for usein.rlvers and shallow waters. CRISIS IN A L.A.-W SUIT. Arms nnd Ammunition Shipped to Protect Interests. Savannah, Ga., April 19. A special from Waycross says trouble is brewing at one of the millB of tho Southern Pine Company, near at that place, at a station called Nichols, on the Waycross Air Lino Railroad. Mr. J. J. MeDonougu, one of the officers of the company, telegraphed to Savannah today for a lot .of arms and ammunition, which were sent. Two detectives also went down. The trouble seems to .have grown out of a suit -over a piece of. land. Notices have been posted by the elalmantswho signed them selves anonymously, making threats against any parties who attoropted to enter upon It, and it appears the company Is preparing for any trouble that may arise. Don't miss the great "Wrapper Sale at the Bon March e. Sioux Falls. IV8C OBI WEST Houses Wrecked anil Great Dam age Done In Wisconsin. HARROW ESCAPE OF A TRAIN Cloudburst Carries Away Urliles tit Jtoeltrield und Hullroud.-, Suffer "W icslioutH Lluhtnlng Destroys Buildings, and Many Cuttle at Three Lulies l'roMtrutious by Electricity. Milwaukee, Wis., April 10. -The storm Friday wjis more severe than first re ports showed. At Plymouth, Wis., the track of the North western road was washed out in a way which suggests a cloudburst. Where the track Is washed out there Is a high embankment with a covered culvert under It, and the pressure of the water was too strong to be withstood A hair tulle cast or the break in the embankment a landslide- covered the track two feet deep with earth and stones. The west bound passenger train was stopped just in time to prevent a serious accident. CATTLE AND GRAIN LOST. At Rockfield, Wis., a cloudburst carried away bridges and other structures. The water was ten feet deep in some places. The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad had a bad washout, with considerable damage. At Three Lakes the farm buildings of A. E. Shibley were destroyed by lightning. In tlie town or Brighton tiie farm buildings of Matt Daniels vcre burned. Eighteen cows, four horses and a great deal of grain were lost. Tlie home or Frank Robinson, in the town of Randall, was fired by lightning and destroyed. All the mem bers or the family were In tlie house atthe time and narrowly escaped with their dies. FRAKS OF LIGHTNING. At Junction City, Wis., lightning struck a large stone on the road close to where Michael Hltzenger was passing, and a piece of the rock struck Hitzcnger on the head. At last accounts lit was unconscious. At Sturgeon Bay lightning struck the German Lutheran Church and completely wrecked the edifice. The rarm bouse of WVF. Tucker, near West Salem. Wis., was struck by lightning and three membersof the family prostrated. At Lodi the farm house of George Ban croft was struck by lightningand destroyed. About firty other buildings throughout the State were struck and a number of per sons were prostrated ijy lightning strokes. o GENERAL. STRIKE PLANNED. Uorse-Shoern and Carpenters "Will In eist on an Elght-nour Day. St. Louis, April 19. A general strike for an eight-hour day by the union carpenters and horse-shoers of the United States is expected by the labor organizations of St. Louis to occur May 1. It is positively stated that every union horse shoer In the United States and every union carpenter, save those in St. Louis, will walk out on that day, and will remain out until theyhave secured the shorter hours. Laibor Men "Want Arbitration. Atlanta, Ga., April 19. A mass meeting of the five standard railway organizations was held here today. It was attended by engincers.firemen, conductors, telegraph ers and trainmen. They adopted resolu tions urging national legislation on com pulsory arbitration, and the restriction of the power of Xcdernl judges in regard to the restraining of labor. Grand Chief Clark of the conductors, Sargent of the firemen and Second Vice Grand Master Dodge or the telegraphers were here. Lumber Strikers Return to Worlc. Pensacola, Fla., April 19 The strike among the lumber lenders of this port was finally settled today and over 1,000 bay laborers will go to work tomorrow morning. The advance demanded by the laborers was allowed, but the labor leaders waived the demand to be allowed an ad ditional number of men to do certain stipulated work. This settles the entire labor troubles at this port. Roston Banker Dies Suddenly. South Framlngham, Mass., April 19. Robert L. Day, the senior member of the well-known banking and brokerage firm of R. L.. Day & Co., -Boston, died Jiere very suddenly this afternoon, aged seventy six years. Death was due to an attack of heart failure. J2x-Congres8mnn Ives Dead. -Watertown,N.Y.,Aprlll9. Hon.WIllard Ives, a member of Congress in 1852, the founder of ICs Seminary, a Methodist in stitution at Antwerp, and well known as a banker and philanthropist, died at his home here today, aged nicety years. SHOT BY HEIt FATHER. Youiisr Man Killed "While Tuluin: to Hi Sweetheart. Huntington, W. Va., April 10. Henry Franklin, one of the wealthiest farmers and cattle raisers in the southern part of "West Virginia, is in the Lincoln county Jail, charged with murder. His daughter, Bertie, nineteen years old. Is in a pitiable state, verging on lunacy, and George Mid kirr, the twenty-year.old son of a family noted throughout thjs section for its wealth and position, is a corpse. Young Midkirr has for over a year paid attentions to Miss Bertie Franklin Her father objected to Midkirr. but her mother looked with favor upon his suit, and on numerous occasions assisted them in meet ing. Thursday Franklin came to Hunt ington on business, and as he was not ex pected at home, Midkirr received an in vitation to call at the Franklin home to spend the evening. , About 11 o'clock young Mldkifr rose to take hi departure. His sweetheart accom panied liim to the rront doir, when Miss Franklin's rather appeared. Midkiff was holding the girl's hand when the father gruffly asked what business he had were. Tne young man answered that he had been callingonhiRsweetheart. whereupon Frank lin drew a pistol and shot him twice. Midkiff died in a few minutes. WILLIS BOUND FOR HOME He Left Honolulu On the 16th for San Francisco. He Hu-s Made Hlniwlf Disliked nnd IIus Hud "o Social IutiTcoaro "With Honolulu Government. (Special Correspondence of the United Press per Steamer Gaelic.) Honolulu, April 11, a San Francisco, April 10. Minister Willis, who will sail for the East on the ICth instant on a sixty days" furlough, paid his official farewell visit to tlie executive on April 11. Arterthccustomaryintercliangeorfriendly speeches, the miniter took occasion to express Ms. dissatisfaction with a paragraph in the Advertiser of that date, intimating that it was the organ or the government, an employe or Collector J. B. Castle being the principal stockholder therein. Since the disagreement of the 17th of January there has been no direct exchange or social courtesies between Mr. Wilhs and any member of the executive staff . IN BOTH CONVENTIONS. Effort to Secure u District Suffrage Flunk in the Plutrorni. While the six delegate to the Democratic National Convention will go to Chicago without instructions, there is a movement on foot among- certain leading democrats of the District to secure the passage of a resolution through the central commit tee, to request the delegates to urge upon the convention the Insertion of a plank favorable to the restoration of surfroge here. There is no doubt whatever that the rank and file of District Democrats are thoroughly tired of the existing order of things and they propose to continue the fight until a change is brought about. Andrew Gleason and Perry Carson, the Republican delegates to the St. Louis con vention, are both suffrage men, as are nearly all their folllowers. They, too, will request a sufrrage plank in their platform. . TO INTERCEDE FOR DIAZ. Niusliville Ritptlstfe Take Step- for the Cubun Prisoner's Release. Nashville, Tenn.. April 10. Every Bap tist Church in Nashville today adopted resolutions petitioning President Cleve land to take immediate action looking to the release of A. J. Diaz, the Baptist missionary arrested in Cuba last Thursday. The resolutions were placed in the bands of Maj. John W. Thomas, who left tonight for Washington to present them to the President and Secretary OIney. Dr. I. C Tichenor of Atlanta, secretary of the For eign Mission Board Southern BaptiatChurcb, was here today, and collections were taken up to assist Diaz and supply him with food, it being reported that he would not cat prison food because of the cer taiuty of being poisoned. The Baptists here are greatly aroused in the matter. PRINTERS MAX ENJOY PEER. Columbia "Union Rafeea the Boycott on the WasJiingtonRrewery. The boycott placed on the products of the Washington Brewing Compjny. Mr. Harry Williams, manager, by the Colum bia Typographical Unlou, No. 1, shortly artcr the lock-out of the members of Gam briuus Assembly, No. 1349, a., of L., was lifted by the union at a. largely attended meeting held yesterday atter noon. The boycott on the Eckington anil Soldiers' Home Street Railway was also lifted. Messrs. Frank Lerch and J. W. Cross were chosen additional delegates to the American Federation of Labor Rlalrniore's Captain Exonerated. San Francisco, April 19. -The court of inquiry which has been investigating the loss of the British ship Blairmorc, which capsized in the bay, made a report yes terday, exonerating Capt. Caw. The court finds that he was not to blame for sending the six men who were drowned into the hold, and that the accident was caused by the ship fouling her cable, which, with the wind and tide, turned the vessel over. The Blalrmore still lies at the bottom of the bay, and no at tempt has been made to raise her. Eloping Party Drowned. Hannibal, Mo., April 19. For several weeks past Samuel Drew and family and Otto Oatman and family have been camped on the opposite side of the river, engaged In making willow baskets. Thursday night, while Oatman was In Quincy on business. Drew and Mrs. Oatman and her two children eloped, and started down the river in a small flatboat. Friday the natboatsunk in the river at a point about fourteen miles south of this city, and all the party were downed. ' Charleston Cotton Fire. Charleston, S. C, April 19. Fire was discovered this afternoon in the forepealc of the British steamer Axmlnster, Capt. Clarke, ready for Barcelona, with a cargo of cotton. The compartment on fire has about 100 bales. It was flooded. It Is not supposed the fire has reached the other compartments. The vessel K in the stream. Spanish Reforms In the Antilles. Madrid, April 19. -The secretary ,ot the Colonies will make arrangements to put Into effect the law granting political re forms to the Antilles. These arrange ments will probably go into operation in Porto Rico on June 1 and in Cuba on July 1. The government denies that the Washington government prompted this action. ii mm 1 1 cell Henry A. Anderson Gommts Su icide in Station No. 3. WAS A WHITE HOUSE CRAW He Wanted to Sell the President n. Ducking Outfit and "IYh.n Locked. Up Made it Rope of HisSuiender und Tied It to the Grating Ut Came From Chicai Henry A. Anderson, a Swede, thirty-five years old, committed suicide shortly after 2 o'clock yesterday murnlng in cell No. 6. in the Third precinct police station, where he was confined on a charge Z insanity. The man Imng blmc!f to the door o his cell and death resulted from sirungufa tion. He must have suffered fearfBHy for some nnmiUs, but he made no sound and the officials at the station house knew nothing of the tragedy enacted so near them until Officer Hester entered ihe eel! room at 2 30 o'cIock to lock tip .i prisoner. He saw the body and hastily summoned assistance. The door wa upend as soon as possible and the body cut duwn. There weienosignsoflifeand the man's heart had ceased to beat. In order that all doubt might be removed, however. Sergt Keefe, who was in charge of the precinct at the tune, sent a messenger for Police &rgeon Mayfield. Surgeon Mayfield reached the station in twenty minutes ami after ex amining the body said that Anderson had died within fifteen minutes of the time the rope tightened around his neek. THE CORONER NOTIFIED. The coroner was notified and later in the night the bo.ly was removed to the morgue. Anderson hung himself by his, suspenders. He cnt away the buckles ami knotted ihe loose pieces together ami fastened them to the middle cross bar on the celt door. Then he carefully removed his collar asd necktie ami jilaced them on the won bed. foldinsr the scarf neatly. When he had completed In arrangen.eni.s he tied the loose end of the suspender around hs neck aud threw himself backward from the door. - The improvised rope tightened and he slowly strangled to death. Death must have been very slow and painful and the man's neck beurs the marks where the rope cut the flesh and shows that hemiist have strugdel fiercely. The bar to which the rope was fastened Is but four feet from the floor, and In order to hang himself he got down on bfcs kaee and strained at the rope. He was found in that position by Orfker Hester, with his body pressed against the door, and bis feet drawn up beneath liim. Anderson's home wa5lnChiea so. andfrom pa pers on h is person lta ppa red that helived at 2555 One Hundred and Eleventh streer. The papers were in Swedish, however, and. the police could learn nothing further from them. The man came here last Friday, and went at once to the White House. He told Policeman Garvey that he wanted to see President Cleveland about ome inventions. He was nicely dressed in well fitting tlotnes and had the'alr of a gentleman. At first the policeman was Inclined to allow lura to pass through, but the man stopped to talk. His conversation oon became a rambling tirade on inventions, war scares and mammoth schemes. and It became apparent! that his mind was unbalanced. CRANK UPON INVENTIONS. He told the orficer that he had invented a pair of boots that would allow the wearer to walk on the waterT and that he had a. gun which would shoot forty -ight duck at once. He wanted to show these mar velous things to the President in hopes that he would indorse them. The oftictr called a patrol wagon and sent Anderson to the station. He seemed to take his arrest in good part, and did not grow excited. When searehed he had $26, a gold watch, and several articles or value upon his person. He was placed in a cell and throughout tho remainder ot the day talked continually to himself in an incoherent fashion and seemed to be worried about his inventions. At no time during his confinement did he intimate in any wwy that he had the slightest thought of taking his life. He ate his meals when they were brought to him, and only seemed worried becauso he could not see the President. As there was no other place for him until some disposition was made of the case, Anderson was held at the station until his friends or relatives in Chicago could be notified. He was watched as closely a possible, but naturally could not receive the care and atteuttou he would have had in an asylum. AH day Saturday the man was very quiet and tractible. Toward night, however. when the usual quota of pay-day drunk' were brought m, he became fretiul and peevish. In the early part of the evening he was heard crying softly and spoke con stantlvof his wife and sister, calling them by name. I WASSJiRVOUS AND HYSTERICAL. Several officers went to his cell and tried to cheer him up and talk with him. He quieted down for a time, but toward midnight several drunken prisoners were brought in who became very noisy. They seemed to excite Anderson very much, and he reuewed his ravings about the President and a plan he had for subduing the revolu tion in Cuba. At five minutes past two In the morning his voice was plainly audible In the front; part ot the station house, and the men on duty spoke to each other about him. Then all became quiet except the drunken crowd which continued their yelling. Someprison T3 were brought In, and when they were taken back to be locked up the body was discovered. When it became known among the others In the cells that a man had killed himself they sobered up considerably, especlally the colored men, who were badly frightened. Coroner Hammett will view the remains today. The man's relatives were notified by telegraph, and late last night a messago was received at police headquarters, asklns to have the body placed In the hands ot an undertaker and prepared for shipment to Chicago. . . , i Ulcycllst Murphy V Grent Record. . Savannah, Ga.. April 19.-Charles A. Murphy, the Brooklyn bicyclist, who is in training here, made a quarter mile on the Savannah track today unpaced and from a flying start in 28 2-5 seconds.after having ridden eight mdes. The record waa made in a nigh wind. - f Suspected of Larceny. James Slye and Arthur Heard, both col ored, were locked up at No. 2 station lasS night by Precinct Detective Barnes on tha charge of suspicion or larceny. The ages of the prisoners are seventeen and fifteen, yearsj respectively. o.'aJj'i, 5tVl(