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Jumped Into The Sea

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London, June 15. - Barney Barnato !a dead. The famous Kafflr king committed suicide by jumping into the ocean. The startling news came late Monday night from Funchal, Madeira islands, that Barnato had plunged from the steamship Scot into the Atlantic. A half gale was at the time, and though a boat was at once launched in an attempt to rescue the suicide the effort proved futile. The body, however, was recovered after a prolonged search. Had Been Sick a Long Time. It has been known in England that Earnato had been ailing for a long time. He had only recently recovered from a long and severe illness in South África, and the trip to Kngland was advised by nis phyaicians, who believed that a change of air and climate would benefit the famous mine promoter and speculator. Barnato boarded the steamship Scot at Cape Town on the 2d of June. Nothing unusual was noticed in his demeanor, save that at times he suffered from fits of depression. But the other passengers attributed these attacks to his ill state of health. All apparently went well untll the ship was nearing the equator, when the oppressive heat had more serious effects on Barnato. Then one day he dropped into the sea, and a meteoric career was ingloriously ended. It was suppcsed that Barnato was the riehest man in the world. His wealth at one time was estimated at L100,000,000, but there were raany who doubted that all his stocks and properties possessed this intrinic value. Aftected by the Transvaal Raid. However, that may be, the Transvaal raid made a huge hole in his estáte. The depression that it exerted on the stock market, and the expense to which it put Barnato affected both his pocket and his health, and the resült was an attack of sickness which at the time threatened his life, and finally ended In suicide. The news from Funchal of the death of Barnato carne too late to procure opinions from financiers and speculators as to the result on the stock market. While, owing to the jubilee preperations, transactions are stagnant, stlll Kaffir shares are the most active on thè list. The expectation is that the London stock exchange will witness one of the most exciting days in its history. The Daily Telegraph, in announcing the death of Barney Barnato while a passenger on the steamer Scot, from Cape Town, says on the authority of a news agency that he feil overboard.


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