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VOLUME LXXIV-NO. 150.
TWO GREAT SHIPS
Peixoto Has a Navy of His
'! Own Now.
BUYS EL CID AND EL RIO.
And Also Purchases Arms and
Munitions of War.
UNCLE SAM MAY OBJECT TO IT.
But It Is Clear That the Men Doing
the Buying Are Not
■V.;__ew Topk, Oct. President Peixoto
Oi'Brazll evidently does not intend to let
bis. 'success rest on half measures. To
night it leaked out that El Rio, the sister
ship of El Cid, had been sold to the same
people who bought tbe last-named vessel.
It is true that this rumor could not be
positively confirmed, but there is little
doubt of its truth. El Rio is in every ap
parent particular similar to El Cid andean
be altered into an exceedingly fast and
efficient warship. She has never made as
fast, a passage from New Orleans as El
Crdj but is believed to be equal to her in
speed. El Rio is on her way here from
New Orleans and will arrive on Tuesday.
.'J An extra large force of men was busy all
EL CID. PRESIDENT PEIXOTO'S NEW CRUISER.
' day '■:'■ tc-day unloading the El Cid and pre
: paring her for delivery to her new mas
ter., and at 7 o'clock to-night the work
was finished. Before that hour, however,
slip- bad b*»i*n turned over to her purchasers, 1
xsfbb did not appear at the wharf, but sent
tbe.ir orders to the captain. In accordance ]
With these instructions the third officer, one
quartermaster and three sailors were dis
charged. Tbe rest were letained until
] fo-day in order that they might clean out
: the ship. The captain, first and second
officers, the other two quartermasters and
six. more sailors will leave to-morrow as
soon as this work is done.
The purchase of El Rio makes it practi
cally certain that Feixoto is the purchaser
fof El. Cid and of the arms contracted for
.'recently. Admiral de Mello could not buy
ships in tbis way with the least hope of
being able to use them, although he might
Obtain arms in some secret manner. As a
.'matter of course none of the firms here
connected with the matter will say any
thing about it, and although there is no
doubt that Flint & Co. are the purchasing
agents the firm refuses to acknowledge it.
.'The arms contracted for consist of large
quantities of small arms and ammunition
and include two 55-pounders, one 33
--p_.irnder, twenty 6-pounders, two 14
--■jiouhders. twenty 1-pounders and eighteen
..torpedo-tubes, together with 100 rounds of
: ammunition for the big guns and 1840 for
the/small ones and a number of torpedoes.
v There are guns enough in the list to arm
both. El Cid and EI Rio. None of them
is especially heavy, but this is probably
due to the fact that large guns, even 5-inch
rifles for instance, are exceedingly difficult
'.to.' obtain, while rapid-fire and revolving
guns are not at all scarce. hat action
the United States authorities will take in
regard to the export of these munitions of
-war.it is hard to tell.
;.. The firm which is acting as Admiral
Jlaurity's bankers, and through whom all
. the large sums of money amounting to well
toward 82. 000,000 which the Brazilian Gov
ernment is paying for its purchases will
pass, is that of Gustav Amsinck, a mer
cn:b.tne house doing business with Brazil.
Th . new commander of El Cid will be Cap
. • Buenos Ayres, Oct. 27.— Fort Santa
'Cruz remained silent all day yesterday,
Montevideo telegrams say, notwithstand
ing the fact that it was vigorously bom
barded, and in the evening it hoisted a
.signal/of neutrality. The employes have
abandoned the centra) office in Rio in con
sequence of the bombarding to-day and
are working from the cable-house at
Cocacabana. The battle-ship Bahia is
Still aground at Rosario. The rebels are
expecting a new cruiser from Europe.
There Is a Cabinet crisis in Rio and the
Minister of Foreign Affairs has resigned.
His successor is Cassamo Nascimento.
;■•;. LOSE THEIR FLOUR.
Or at Least Mello Must Win if the
Bill Is to Be Paid.
Wa--.ii. .vrox, Oct. 27. — While the
steamship ltitaba, whose nationality is
.unknown, but whose cargo was controlled
by New York shippers, was in the harbor
of. Rio she was levied by Admiral de Meiio
for flour. The Admiral gave in exchange
therefor a receipt for the flour, but this
di- not appear to be satisfactory to the
.shippers. They therefore wrote to the
JJepartmentot State, not for the purpose
of asking that the regular Government of
■Brazil be asked to pay for the flour, but to
have tne department see if some more sat
isfactory evidence of their liability might
not. be had. The department promptly in
•formed the persons interested that it is
.not practicable for it to intervene to obtain
security in sucb cases.
They* Are Sufficient for a Navy of
■•;'. * Themselves.
: .El Cid (tbe Lord) is perhaps the Strong
: est as she is certainly the largest iron
.'^steamship ever launched in the United
The Morning Call.
States. She was launched during the past
summer, having been built by the New
port News Shipbuilding and Dock Com
pany for the Morgan line, in other words
the Southern Pacific line, plying between
Ne* York and New Orleans.
The El Cid has a length of 406 feet, a
beam of 49 feet and a gross tonnage of
4(3(15 tons. She is built of steel through
out, the outside plating having vertical lap
joints below; the water line. She has three
continuous decks and a partial orlop deck
at the forward end of the forehold. She
is rigged with two pole masts, and has
booms for handling cargo, together with
steam hoisting engines at the different
batches. She is provided with steam
steering-gear and a screw hand gear in the
after-house. The engines are the most
notable feature of the vessel. They repre
sent the most advanced type of marine
engines. Mr. See, the designer of the ma
chinery, combined in the engines many of
the features of warship machinery. They
are of the triple expansion type, working
single-screw cylinders, are in diameter for
high, intermediate and low pressure
twenty-two, fifty-two and eighty-four
inches respectively. The stroke measures
She is said to be one of the fastest steam
ships on the ocean, and so stancbly con
structed that she could be changed into a
cruiser without the slightest trouble, hav
ing been in fact expressly strengthened
with that object in view, and having a coal
carrying capacity that would make her
practically independent of the limitations
common to other cruisers.
El Cid was designed and built at a time
when the Southern Pacific had in view the
establishment of a freight line of its own
between New Orleans and Liverpool, and
while her sale perhaps may not be con
clusive proof that the project has been
abandoned it points that way.
At all events, with such a cruiser as El
Cid will be at his command, powerfully
armed, Peixoto will be in much better posi
tion to cope witb the rebel fleet than be
has been at any time heretofore during the
El Rio was built at Newport News a lit
tle earlier in the year than El Cid and had
her trial trip on February 12. 1893. She
was one of the largest steamships ever
launched in this country, being second in
size only to El Cid, and is 380 feet 5 inches
in length, 48 feet beam, 23 teet 9 inches
depth of hold, and is of 4665 gross and
2905 net tons. Her engine is of the triple
expansion type, with cylinders 32, 52 and
84 inches diameter by 54 inch stroke of
piston. It is of 3700 horse-power and drives
the vessel about 17 knots an hour at 80 rev
olutions a minute. She has five water-tight
bulkheads. She is steered by steam and
lighted by electricity.
SALUTED AS A KING.
Royal Honors to the President
of the French.
The Most Significant Incident in
Connection With Carnot's Visit
to the Russian Fleet.
Toulon, Oct. 27.— President Carnot ar
rived here early this morning to partici
pate in the launching of the great barbette
warship Jauregueberry, which will be the
most formidable in the French navy, and
to return the visit of the Russian naval of
ficers. The President was greeted by large
Carnot and party were escorted on board
the French flagship Formidable, where
they were received by Admiral Boissoudry
and staff. Shortly after Admiral Avellan
and tbe commanders of the Russian war
vessels went on board the French flagship
to witness the review of the vessels of the
squadron. Later President Carnot boarded
the Russian flagship Emperor Nicholas I.
He was welcomed by the Russian Embas
sador, Baron de Mohrenheim, and was
treated with the same courtesy tbat the
Czar of Russia himself would have re
ceived. The point most commented upon
in connection with the review was the fact
that as President Carnot passed down the
line formed by the Russian warships the
royal salute was fired, which Is an honor
especially reserved for the Czar.
The launching of the battle-ship Jaure
guiberry was witnessed by an Immense
throng of people, among those present
being President Carnot, Admiral Avellan
and Baron Mohrenheim, Russian Embas
sador. All three were greeted with voci
Spezzia, Oct. 27.— brilliant company
attended the dinner given by Admiral
Labrano this evening to the British naval
officers. Afterward there was a reception
and ball. BSSB
Reports Concerning the Chancellor
Are Somewhat Conflicting.
Behlin, Oct. 27.— dispatch, said to
have come from Dr. Schweninger, says
Bismarck is not making the satisfactory
progress toward complete recovery which
has been heralded abroad.
London, Oct. 27.— 1n view of the sensa
tional reports regarding the health of
Prince Bismarck, the London agent of the
Associated Press caused special inquiries
to be made at Friedrichsruhe tbis after
noon. Tbe result is that the Associated
Press Is authorized to state that the alarm
ing stories printed about Bismarck and
the bad condition of his health are un
founded. The Prince is in a good state of
health and li able to take daily walks.
SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1893.
MR. HITT'S SCHEME
Why the United States
TO PREPARE US FOR WAR.
Those Islands Better Than a
Fleet of Ships.
THE GIBRALTAR OF THE PACIFIC.
They Could Be Held and Easily
Governed as a Military or
Washington. Oct. 27.— The leading
members of the Committee of Foreign
Affairs in the House, and those of the ma
jority especially, think Cleveland will send
to Congress immediately after the silver
bill is out of the way a message and the
correspondence in the Hawaiian matter.
It seems to be tbe impression that the
message is already prepared, and that the
Presideut will make his recommendations
in it and give Congress something to do.
One of the Democratic members of the
committee said there were three solutions
of the trouble in Hawaii. One scheme
was the restoration of the old order of
things by placing the Queen upon the
throne. The second was annexation
direct, and tbe third involved the estab
lishment of a protectorate over tbe islands.
That one of these plans would be adopted
was thought very probable, but which
would be favored by the administration or
by Congress he could not say.
Hitt of Illinois, for meriy chairman of
the Committee on Foreign Affairs, says
the difficulty of dealing with the Hawaiian
problem is one whicb could not be over
estimated. Annexation, with the pecu
liar conditions existing in the islands,
is something that might well puzzle the
wisest statesman. With the Chinese
troubles we have in this country now, and
the additional questions which the annex
ation of the islands would raise, not only
in regard to the Chinese, but tbe Jap
anese and the natives of the islands, ii
would naturally cause some deliberation
before the islands were annexed as a Ter
ritory and intended for statehood. It
would be the height of absurdity to try aad
set up the old Queen and restore her to
power, and to establish a protectorate
would mean to abandon the republican
form of government for the islands. A
protectorate would not mean that this
Government was to offer its protection
alone, but that it intended as well to
govern the islands asia possession. If a
protectorate was established this Govern
ment would have to have the affairs of the
islauds conducted in a manner which
would be satisfactory to tbo United States
and not be governed by what might be the
popular will of the people who now inhabit
Hitt says it is necessary to have the
islands. They are worth more to the
United States than a fleet of ten of the best
vessels afloat. We build ships for defense,
and for the same reason we ought to ac
quire the islands, as they are the Malta of
the Pacific Ocean and are absolutely nec
essary to tho United States.
ll itt. while presenting the difficulties in
the way of securing tbe islands, is not with
out a scheme which be thinks will be sat
isfactory. He says the islands could be
acquired as a military and naval station
and governed as such by the United States.
The reason the United States wants the
islands Is the same that induces this coun
try to build war vessels and establish mili
tary posts. They are wanted for war pur
poses, and if acquired as such could be
governed without disturbing the existing
conditions or submitting the Islands to the
rule of the most numerous yet most ignor
ant classes of the population.
TO RESTORE LILIUOKALANI.
Royalists Believe That Is the Pur
pose of Cleveland.
Honolulu, H. 1., Oct. 19.— Consul-Ge
neral Mills arrived by the steamer Oceanic.
The natives received him with enthusiasm,
but Americans and foreigners, outside of
the royalists, met him with the ordinary
civilities given foreign officials. Shortly
after his arrival rumors of all sorts were
afloat concerning Mills' attitude toward
the royalists. One was that he bad de
clared "the annexationists are not in it, as
tbe United States has determined to re
store the Queen." These rumors were
brought to Mr. Mills' attention a few hours
before the Monowal sailed, and be assured
the representative of the Associated Press
such rumors were entirely without foun
The Provisional Government does not
intend to recede from its present position
of control of the islands. A bill adding a
new member to the Cabinet will be intro
duced soon, and will undoubtedly pass.
Its object will be to separate the offices of
President and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
thus giving the President the entire direc
tion and supervision of the executive of tbe
The financial condition of the country is
unprecedented. The surplus now amounts
to over $161,000, and a statement submitted
by the Minister of Finance shows that the
public debt has only increased 53374 80
since the Provisional Government came
into power. Such a small increase in the
same period has never before been known
since the Kalakaua monarchy came into
Your correspondent is enabled to state
positively that the Government's secret
service is in possession of the fact that the
ex-Queen Is having thirty-eight uniforms
made preparatory to her restoration, in
which she firmly believes. The uniforms
are said to be for retainers wbo are to
participate in proper form in regal state
when the United States accomplishes her
restoration. The Marshal is in possession
of all the facts concerning the prepara
tions, but was very guarded in his replies
when questioned. However, he admitted
tbe uniforms and their purpose.
The Government announces its Intention
to push the settlement of the crown lands
and the internal improvement of -the
country as rapidly as the meaus at its
disposal will allow.
Negotiations Have Failed.
Berlin, Oct. Most of the Berlin pa
pers reproduce the paragraph from Co
logne which pointed out the complete fail
ure of the Russo-German treaty negotia
tions. Government circles profess surprise
at the fact that the news leaked out, but
it is generally admitted that the report
outlined the true state of affairs.
TO REPAIR THE MIOWERA.
The Chartering of the Arawa Re-
garded as a Bold Step.
London, Oct. 27.— Times announces
that the steamer Miowera, which was
stranded at the mouth of the Honolulu
harbor, will be temporarily repaired at that
port. The steamer Arawa, now at Sea
Island, has been chartered and will leave
Sydney November 18, so only one voyage
between Vaucouver and Australia as the
result of the mishap to tbe Miowera will
The chartering of the Arawa was a bold
step, as the vessel is larger than is re
quired for the purpose at present, but the
trading prospects on the route are regarded
as favorable enough to justify the arrange
ments to meet a further expansion of
trade, which is expected before the year
and a half for which the vessel is chartered
will end. The Arawa can carry 30,000
carcasses of animals, in addition to other
produce in its freezing chambers. An
immediate opportunity is thus offered for
the large trade in meat and dairy produce
from Australia and in salmon and other
products to Canada.
A further important development in the
future steamers of this line, beginning
with the Arawa, will be a call at Fiji in
addition to Honolulu. This fact is greatly
due to the efforts of the Governor of Fiji.
The TimesMn conclusion says: "We hope
that the decision of the authorities of Fiji,
which is a crown colony, will have weight
with the home Government and give a
financial support to the Pacific cable."
GLIMMERS OF HOPE.
The McCreary Bill Will Be Re
ported on Monday.
Senator Oray Does Not Object and
the Photographic Amendment
Will Probably Stand.
Washington. Oct. 27.— Senator Gray of
the Committee on Foreign Relations told
an Associated Tress reporter to-day that
he thought the committee would bring in
a favorable report upon the House Chinese
bill on Monday. There bas been some ef
fort to delay the reporting of tbe bill until
the beginning of the regular session, but
the administration has expressed a wish
that the bill be reported and disposed of
as soon as possible, and tbe committee is
vow disposed to act upon the matter im
mediately. It is not believed that the
House bill will be amended in any particu
lar by. the committee, as it is the desire
that as little time as possible be allowed to
elapse before its passage. ..Senator Per
kins will try to have the report postponed
until bis Democratic colleague (White) ar
The probabilities are, therefore, that the
McCreary bill will not be acted upon in
the committee until Senator White returns.
He is expected to arrive on Tuesday night.
Yesterday matters were not looking very
bright to the California representatives in
Congress. As Judge MBguire expressed it,
'The fat was in the fire," and it seemed
likely that the Committee on Foreign Re
lations would strike out all four amend
ments to the McCreary bill as passed by
the House. Senator Gray, who with Dolph
as his colleague was on the sub-committee
on the Chinese bill, was understood at
that time to be in tavor of striking out the
amendment, and that he has now changed
his sentiments and expresses the belief
that the bill will be allowed to stand as it
came from the House is due to the fact
that some very earnest missionary work
has been done by the Californians to-day,
and especially by Perkins and Maguire
and Caminetti. Each of these gentlemen
called upon Senator Gray separately and
then they went to him together and repre
sented the matter to him in such a light
that he gave them assurances that, so far
as he was concerned, tbe bill would be
favorably reported as it came from the
House. To-night he has no hesitancy in
expressing this belief in public, and as tbe
matter is practically in his hands, the po
sition of Dolph being assured, it looks
very much as though the amendments
would be permitted to stand.
Has Been Three Times Wed and
Never a Divorce Yet.
New York, Oct. 27.— 1n reference to the
assertion that Charles Coghlan, who mar
ried Kuehne Beveridge in Indianapolis
Tuesday, never was married before. it was
said to-day at San Remo, a fashionable
apartment house in Central Faik West,
that Coghlan lived there three months
early this year with a woman introduced
as his wife, presenting letters from Pro
fessor Draper of Columbian College as
They were accompanied by a young lady
wbo tbey said was their daughter Ger
trude. The party went from there to
Canada. Coghlan also lived six months
in 1889 in the Rockingham apartment
heuse, Broadway, with a lady passing as
his wife. He then had two girls, said to
be his daughters. No divorce in either
caso has ever been heard of here.
Chicago, Oct. 27. — Great interest is
still manifested here in the clandestine
marriage of Charles F. Coghlan to Kuhne
Beveridge. Her father, Philo F. Bever
idge, and her grandfather, ex-Governor
Beveridge,? greatly worried over the
matter in view of the reports that Coghlan
has been living in the past with another
woman supposed to be his wife, and who
had with ber a young lady supposed to be
Philo Beveridge has been living apart
from his wife for several years, but still
maintains a lively interest in bis daughter.
With reference to the story telegraphed
from New York that Coghlan lived with a
woman as his wife at a hotel In that city,
despite his denials of previous matrimonial
engagements, a local paper asserts that
the register of a local hotel shows the in
scription, "Charles F. Coghlan, wile and
daughter," made while the troupe was
here last spring, and at which time he was
accompanied by a middle-aged lady, and a
young one. ;
All lovers of babies who saw the beautiful:
oil- painting representing tbe "A wakening ot
Love." In the Mellln's Food exhibit at the
World's Fair, will be glad to know, that the
World's Fair Commissioners bate granted to
Mellln's Food -the highest award for Infants*
loods-a medal and a diploma. •
VALE DR. VINCENT.
Execution of the Uxoricide
DIED WITHOUT A STRUGGLE.
He Hoped for Clemency Until the
STORY OF HIS COWARDLY CRIME.
The Final and Unsuccessful Attempt
to Induce the Governor to
Fresno, Oct. 27.— There was a busy
time at the jail this morning. Many anx
ious spectators were seen hanging around
the jail long before 9 o'clock, and the jail
officers were besieged by numerous appli
cants for admission to the execution. Dr.
Vincent passed the night somewhat rest
lessly, but partook of a hearty breakfast at
9 o'clock and remarked, "Who wouldn't
be hanged after having such a good break
The condemned man still seemed to en
tertain hope that Governor Markham
would grant him a commutation of sen
tence until the last moment. Promptly at
11 o'clock the doors oi the inclosure were
thrown open and the invited persons were
permitted to enter. It was but a few min
utes till the space seemed entirely occu
pied, but still they came crowding in.
Vincent appeared on the scaffold at
11:58 and was pinioned by Deputy Tim
mins. When asked what he wished to say
ho responded by thanking the Sheriff and
his deputies for their kind treatment
toward him. He further said: "To my
iriends, God bless you. To my enemies,
God forgive you."
Tho noose and black cap were then ad
justed and after a short prayer by Pastor
Collins of the Congregational Church the
drop fell at exactly 12 o'clock. The victim
never moved or quivered after the drop
fell and at 12:09% his pulse ceased to beat,
and he was publicly announced dead by
Dr. Maupin at 12:13. At 12:15 the body
was taken down and placed in a coffin by
Hall & Witten, undertakers of this city.
The black cap and rope were both in
closed in the coffin.
About 600 people witnessed the execu
tion. Vincent ascended the gallows smok
ing a cigar, which he kept till just before
the drop fell. Some people who were not
invited to attend were so anxious to see
the execution that they took advantage of
the tree-tops adjacent to the lnclosure,
and some witnessed it from the too of
the courthouse, which overlooks the jail
yard. , , • jyryT^yT.
The scaffold bad already been used for
five persons, three of whom had murdered
women, and one, an Englishman, who bad
murdered bis wife in Los Angeles.
COWARDLY TO THE END.
Vinceut Would Have Shamed His
Child to Have Saved His Neck.
Sacramento, Oct. 27.— Dante R. Prince,
a lawyer of Fresno, arrived in Sacramento
this forenoon at 10 o'clock. He was met
at the depot by Senator E. C. Hart of this
city, and together they drove in a carriage
to the Governor's office. The mission of
ex-Judge Prince to Sacramento was to
save the neck of Vincent. A reporter
asked Prince what ground he had in ask
ing the Governor for either a reprieve or a
commutation. "Newly discovered evi
dence," was all the Fresno lawyer would
say. From another source, however, the
reporter learned that Prince came to tell
the Governor tbat Dr. Vincent, while
standing right in tbe shadow of the gal
lows, bad a most sensational statement to
make. Dr. Vincent declared to his attor
neys that on the day preceding the kill
ing of bis wife she confessed to
him that she had been criminally intimate
with a certain man in Fresno. He had
kept his lips sealed regarding this matter,
believing that he would not have to hang.
He also wanted to keep the mother's shame
from the ears of their child. Prince and
Hart were unable to see the Governor, as
tie was in San Francisco. They him a
lone telegram, stating the nature of the
new evidence which the defense claimed
to have discovered, but tbe Governor did
not reply. It may not be known to the
defense, but is a fact, nevertheless, that
Governor Markham has been in possession
of this sensational story for several weeks
past. The Governor has very thoroughly
examined all the evidence in the case, and
be also made a trip to Fresno to gather
additional information. He was unable,
out of the great mass of matter placed be
fore bim, to find a single point in favor of
the murderer. All the officials of the
county of Fresno and many of the leading
business men signed a protest against com
muting bis sentence.
DR. VINCENT'S CRIME.
His Cruelties Culminate in His Wife's
The crime for which Vincent to-day paid
the death penalty was one of the most
shocking ever committed hi this section
and has but few parallels in the annals of
crime. Not content with torturing to mad
ness tbe chosen companion of his bosom
by a life of debauchery and extreme bru
tality toward her, and stung by the dis
grace of being cast out of his home for bis
unworthiness, be deliberately and cow
ardly murdered the woman whom he a
few short years before bad sworn to love
and protect. The boldness with which
tbis murderer executed his terrible deed
bas made him the subject of much com
On a bright afternoon, December 18,
1890, armed with two small vials, one con
taining orusslc acid and the other water,
and with a revolver in bis pocket, Vincent
rode in a back to the house which had
been closed against him. On his arrival
there be demanded an interview with his
wife which was granted. Upon her re
fusal to withdraw a complaint she had
filed against . bim for divorce, he . handed
her the vial containing the prujsic acid,
commanding her io drink its contents, stat
ing that be would drink the contents of
the other. '
' This being refused he deliberately drew
his revolver and shot her four times in
quick succession, killing her almost In
stantly. An officer was near at the time
and the murderer was arrested while still
bending over the dying form of bis wife
on the floor. He was hurried to jiil and
summary justice thwarted, for in a few
minutes a howling mob was crying for
Vincent's blood, and the strong guard
placed around the jail was all that pre
vented his being hanged that night.
The excitement soon subsided and the
law was allowed to take its course. He
was tried in Judge Holmes' department of
the Superior Court in the following March,
and on the 24th day of the month the jury
brought in a verdict of guilty of murder in
the first degree. On April 8, 1891, Judge
Holmes passed the sentence of death upon
him and fixed the date for his execution
May 29, 1891. Then commenced a great
legal battle which has consumed more than
two years' time, and which has incurred
much expense. During the entire period
since he committed the crime Vincent
maintained that he would never hang.
Even when every point had gone against
him be would still insist that be would not
pay the death penalty. What be based bis
hopes on was more than any one could tell,
aud not until the very last days of bis ex
istence did be show signs of weakness and
MAY HAVE BEEN LOVE.
Miss Daisy Garland Puts an End to
Washington, Oct. 27.— Miss Daisy Gar
land, daughter of ex-United States Attor
ney-General Garland, committed suicide
at her home in this city this morning. She
was 34 years old, and is thought to have
been insane. Miss Garland spent last
evening very pleasantly with her father
and brothers and retired in good spirits.
After breakfast tbis morning she retired
to her room, where her brother Will went
shortly after to talk with ber concerning
a theater party. He found the door locked,
and not receiving any response to his call
burst into tbe room and found bis sister
lying on the floor dead. A bullet had
passed through her heart. Near her lay
an old revolver which had been in the
family thirty years.
Two months ago Miss Garland suddenly
left home and was found in Baltimore, but
since that time nothing peculiar has been
noticed in her actions. The cause of the
suicide is not definitely known, but is at
tributed mainly to religious mania, of
which she is said to have been possessed.
She evidently fired the shot standing be
fore the mirror, having first turned on all
the gas jets to insure death in case the
The entire family is so overwhelmed by
the shock that none of them can be seen.
The true cause of Miss Garland's self
inflicted death may never be known. She
bad a secret of some kind that preyed
constantly on her mind, but, it is said,
none of her friends knew exactly what it
was. A love affair is hinted at by some.
MUTTERINGS OF WAR.
The State Bank Fight Shows Its
Head in the House.
Hall of Wisconsin Objects to Sta
tistics Compiled Under the Last
Washington, Oct. 27.— Proceedings in
the House this morning were enlivened by
a personal explanation by Representative
Hudson of Kansas, who objected strenu
ously to statements made by the special
correspondent of certain Washington pa
pers as to Hudson's connection with Kan
sas politics, and he had read letters deny
ing the statements made by the special
Weadock of Michigan presented in the
House to-day a memorial from ex-Repre
sentative Y'oumans, candidate for Con
gress, against the sitting member, W. S.
Linton, asserting that Linton's election
was illegal and invalid. Weadock said it
asked for a committee to investigate the
whole question. "It involved," Weadock
continued, "the existence and animus of
an un-American, illegal, traitorous organ
ization which in Michigan bad gone to the
extent of procuring arms. The organiza
tion exists in several States. It is particu
larly offensive in Michigan. There its
machinations have caused a reign of ter
ror." He was challenged to name it, and
Weadock said it was known as the Ameri
can Protective Association. Hopkins of
Illinois protested against the arraignment
of the society as traitorous, and made a
point of order that the matter was not
privileged. The Speaker overruled the
point, but in Linton's abseuce the matter
was allowed to go over until to-morrow.
A lively disturbance followed over a reso
lution reported back from the Banking
and Currency Committee by Chairman
Springer, calling for information as to
State banks. Some of the friends of tbe
repeal of the State bank tax thought tbey
saw in the resolution an attempt to throw
an obstacle in the way of their pet
measure, and Hall of Wisconsin said the
information which would be obtained by
the resolution had been recompiled under
the Republican administration of the
Treasury Department. It would require
several years to obtain the Information
called for if Carlisle secured it fresh
handed. After a lengthy struggle a rising
vote on the adoption of the resolution re
sulted ayes 75, noes 44. Allen made the
point of no quorum and tbe House, after a
vain endeavor to secure one, adjourned
The Great Composer Laid to Rest
With Military and Civic Honors.
Paris, Oct. 27.— The remains of the
great composer, Gounod, were buried to
day with full civic and military honors.
Many of those present at the funeral were
celebrated in the arts and sciences from all
parts of France. The hearse was followed
by two large chariots laden with floral
offerings and other colossal tributes were
borne on the shoulders of those following
tbe casket. All the musical societies of
France sent delegations, who marched in
the procession add sang as tbe cortege
passed to the church of La Madeleine,
where a solemn musical service was held.
The Fithian Bill Ordered Favorably
Reported to the House.
Washington. Oct. 27.— The Fithlan bill
for free admission to American registry of
ships built in foreign countries bas been
ordered favorably reported to the House.
Its provisions take effect on January next,
and any hull purchased in accordance witb
it shall not be used or allowed to engage
in the coastwise trade of the United states.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FIRED BY WHISKY.
Destruction Following an
TENEMENTS IN A PANIC.
Poor People Driven From Their
Homes by Flames.
WHOLE ROWS OF HOUSES DOWN.
There Were No Immediate Deaths,
but Several of the Injured
Will Probably Die.
Pittsburg, Oct. 27.— explosion of a
barrel of whisky in the big warehduse of
the Chautauqua Lake Ice Company to-day
caused the destruction of nearly 5700,000
worth of property, and the serious injury
of eight persons, several of whom it is
feared will die. A score or more of others
sustained slight cuts and bruises, or were
trampled on by the mob surrounding tbe
The fatally hurt are:
T. J. Heilman,
The less seriously injured are:
John Reisecbe. |
When the first explosion occurred the
men in the warehouse quickly gave alarm
and started for the stairs, but the flames
had already cut off their retreat, and the
only means of exit left were the windows,
fifty feet from the ground. The heat was
so intense that they were forced to creep
out upon the window-sills and hang by
their hands until the fire department ar
rived. They were terribly burned before
they were rescued.
In a short time the fire spread to the
seven-story building of the Pittsburg
Storage Company adjoining, and both
structures, 200 feet long and 100 feet deep,
were burning fiercely. At 2 o'clock it
looked as though the whole block from
Twelfth street to Thirteenth, and from
Pike to Perm avenue, was doomed, and the
residents were notified to move out.
To add to the excitement it i was discov
ered that a large tank of ammonia was
located in the cellar of the ice company's
building, and the police, fearing an explo
sion, quickly ordered the occupants of the
houses on Twelfth street to also vacate.
All tbe bouses in the neighborhood are
cheap glass tenements, and were crowded
to suffocation with Polish Jows and Slavs.
When they were told to move a panic in
describable was started among tbem.
Soon after they got out the walls of the
big building were blown out by tbe explo
sion of more whisky stored therein, and
the debris buried a long row of tenements
in the alley and a three-story brick dwell
ing on Thirteenth street. None of the in
mates saved any of their furniture. The
ruins took fire immediately, and for a
while the entire tenement district on Perm
avenue was threatened with destruction.
By hard work the firemen succeeded in
drowning out the flames, but it was late
this evening before tbe fire was really un
When the walls of the big buildings fell
a great mob of people made a rush to get
out of danger, and many men were tripped
and fell and were trampled under foot.
Scores of people received slight Injuries in
At midnight the loss was placed at
$700,000. of which $200,000 was sustained
by the Chautauqua Lake Ice Company and
$500,000 by the Pittsburg Storage Com
pany. President Scott of the latter con
cern stated tbat nearly every firm doing
business in the downtown district of Pitts
burs bad goods stored in their warehouse,
but it is thought that all the. losses are
covered by insurance.
Bringing Weeks Back.
New York, Oct. 27.— The World's San
Jose dispatch says tbat Francis H. Weeks
of New York, thi alleged embezzler, sailed
for New Orleans late last night on the
steamer Foxhall in the custody of Ameri
can detectives. Mrs. Weeks accompanied
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