CORONATION CEREMONY IN OHIO

One of the most picturesque ceremonies of Gypsy life has just taken place near Dayton, Ohio. This ceremony consisted of the coronation of Matilda as Queen of the American Gypsies. The Gypsies in this country, says a Telegraph
correspondent, have been controlled for many years by four families, the Stanleys, Coopers, Harrisons, and Jeffreys.These families came here from England in 1859. Stanley, known as Sugar Stanley, the principal member of the first-mentioned family, was made king of all the tribes. At his death his daughter Hagar became Queen. Dying in 1874, she was succeeded by her sister, who was proclaimed Matilda i., but she only lived to reign six years. The succession fell to Jeannette, granddaughter of King Sugar, who is succeeded by Matilda, another granddaughter .

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