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than its neare
Fearful That the Iklatabele Cam
paign Is a Preiexfc
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.
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."
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
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
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
nn?viiHrmPtriii however -weak ordistrcssed,
to submit without protest to such mteriei- I
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.
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.
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.
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Rev. Dr. O'Gorman Invested Willi
the Royal Purple.
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
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.
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.
4 Bishop of
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.
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
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.
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.
Houses Wrecked anil Great Dam
age Done In Wisconsin.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Youiisr Man Killed "While Tuluin:
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.
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.
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 .
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
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
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.
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
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
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Henry A. Anderson Gommts Su
icide in Station No. 3.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
. . , 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.
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