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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, ISOT-ETGHT PAG-iSS.
THE HYSTraTOF A MUBDEH
Man's Body With Throat Cut
Found at Colonial Beach.
NOTHING TO IDENTIFY BIM
Possible Clew Furnished by a Melt
With Initial., "P. A.," an -vrt-vcrUscmeni
In German on the
Back of. a Mirror and n German
Coin No One Mining in Vicinity.
Colonial Beach, Vs., Nov. 10.-Tbe dead
body or au unknown white man was
found Wednesday morning washed aslio'e
at tlrifc place, in front of the cottage occu
pled by Prof. A. M. Bell. The man had,
tu all appearances, been murdered, Tor
his throat yvas cut from ear to ear so that
bis head was neuily severed from his
Tin- man was perhaps thirty-five years
of age five leet six or seven inches tall,
and weighed 145 pounds. He had light
hrown hair and a small growth of chin
yyhlsker. He wore a dark coat and
vest of plain material, and a pair of blue
EliilKK'. Pant, and had on thiee shirts, one
of tliem n medium-weight undershirt. Bout
hlsluies weie unlaced.
There was nothing on the body or m
the jackets Jf his clothing to identity
the man except a small looking-glass, w it-h
an advertisement in German printed upon
the backhand a small German oi.in. The.se
led to the beUef that the murdered man
was a German, but further theorizing is
almost Impossible, us there is nothing to
indicate wlw the man was, where he came
from nr the cause or perpetrator of the
murder. The only other possible means
of ideut-'ioation Is a belt worn by the
man. on the buckle of which are en
graved the letters "F. A." These may
or may not be the iniUals of his name.
Dr 3am made an examination of tho
1.ouV. and it is potable that the manV.
thttiat -was cut by tome one other than
himself 1-efore his body vras thrown into
Hie river, as it -would have been impossible
for the man to have cut such a Horrible
jra m his own neck, and then been able
to plunge into the -water. A coroners
Juiv was summoned yesterday, under the
direction of Acting Coroner B, J). Cook,
-which, after hearing the meager evi
.i.., rendered a verdict to the effect
that In i ojHiiiou the man came to his
death by having bis throat cut by unknown
The remains were buried at the oeacu
Efwr the clothing had been removed und
tafcen to the Town Hall, where they are
held fot the purpose of making. If possible,
Bitlnnuirv and In the hopes of Identification.
So far as can be learned there is no
one irtwang in this vicinity or Tor some
distance up the river.
TivrnnxsYS fight for time.
Ah to Bo Tried for the Murder
of Minnie Williams.
Ran Fraucisoo, Nov. 19. Theodore Bur
rant -was refused another trial today by
Judge Bahrs. -when hit counsel asked that he
he tried for tne murder of Minnie Wil
liam, the toung Ecivant girl, who was.
abSHlted and shockingly murdered In the
omirrh. Just a week atter Blanche Lament
CiSuppearcd. Burratic's counsel claimed
that this should be held, as It might de
velop new facts, which might reveal the
The general opinion IB that this move
-va? made in Uie hope or gaining lime, as
a trial and lus resultant appeals would
consume at least two years. The police
tay tla tbey have a much stronger case
rgamet J) arrant for Minnie Williams
murder than they had for the crhue for
wMc ne has Sen convicted.
When the remiuatur arrives early next
w?k, from the United States Supreme
Court, there is nothing to prevent
the fiaing of the date for Durranfs exe
cution and as far as good '"wyers see, n-
appeal ca j be lodged aga ntt the hanging.
DuTrant ha? written a novel during the
past noiith, which he announces will be
published lu a local newspaper.
II TIEJOlil OP IT
The Weather Man Won't Dally
GOLD WEATHER SOON TO COME
The Overeoatlcss Should Prepare
Themselves, and the Mnn Who Is
Still Wearing: n Medium-Weight
Suit Shonld Have a Heavy One
Kendj- for Emergencies.
Coid weatbei 1b coming.
'I he weather man has been fooling us
for qBlie awhile, but he can't keep Sing
Frost away much longer.
We had a whiff of his Icy bieath last
night, and theie's more to come.
The Great Providers are a match for
him. though. They are ready for a regular
Heavy suits and overcoats, ladles' capes
and ctaRte hundreds of them all styles
at least, all styles that are fashionable to
wear this season.
Prices Inflow comprehension.
Those All-wool Cheviot Suits: good,
heavy weights; tailored to perfectJoii,SG.95.
Fine KfeTbey Overcoats for ?10.
Can you get -a real, good Kersey Overcoat
anywhere else at such a price? Try
Ladies' seal plcsli capes, trimmed with
fur. good quality, splendid uality. Ton
can't matel. them for one cent ese than
$9. Tle Great Providers price is only
Children's clothing the same way at prices
that you cannot beat, and are lucky It you
can find any liody to meet.
Children's stylish suits for 98c.
And !1 the credit you want without an
notes or contracts.
Abner & Drnry's "Hofbrnu" Beer
,1s made of bops and malt exclusively.
Finest beer brewed. 'Phone 1077 for
A. B. Camper & Co., Stock Brokers,
National Hotel and 820 F. st. nw.
Frank Libbey & Company,
Sixth street and New York avenue.
WALL STREETS -FIXE HAND.
Making Commercial Travelers Gold
Albanv N. Y.. Nov. 19 The Commercial
Travelers' Sound -Money League of the
United States, with priucliial offices in
New York City was incorporated today
with the secretary of the Stati .
The objects of the league are to organize
commercial travelers into a corporate body,
committed to the belief in HHind money, to
disseminute literature upholding the gold
standard, to secure the service of able
speaker to deliver addresses undui" the
auspices of the league, and to establish
branches of the league in all cities of
HE MURDERS HIS FATIIKR.
Then Sets Fire to the House and
Benton Harbor. Mich,, Nov. 19.--Henry
Kmnmercr and his father, John Kaminerer,
who lived near this city, got into a quar
rel yesterday afternoon. The son drew a
revolver and sho this father twice, wound
ing ira mortally. He then set fire to the
hous. and finally fired a bullet, into hi
own head, killing himself instantly.
Neighbors succeeded In extinguishing the
flames, I ut not until the house had been
partially destroyed. The body of the sui
cide fell into the names. The aged father,
thotlgh mortally wounded, tried in vain to
drag the body out of the fire. He died ex
pressing pity for his son's fate. The ir.ur
derer was thirty years old.
VIOLATING THE ALIEN LAW
Hundreds of Immigrants Brought
Here to Do Contract Labor.
Engaged in Depleting the Southern
Forests to Furnish Austria
With Barrel Staves.
New York, Nov. 19. Through tho efforts-
of officers of the immigration bu
reau at this port, a large gang of alleged
ylohttors of the alien contract labor law
have been arrested by United States
deputy marshals, bringing into light one
of the mofet systematic evasions of the
law since its adoption.
The men have been arrested during
various times lu the course of this week in
Mississippi and four of the neighboring
Stales, where they went after fraudulently
securing udmirrancc to the country, prlu
cipuL'ythrougn Baltimore and New Orleans.
One of the wealthiest companion of Ger
manj has been, It is said, promoting the
illegal entrance of these immigrants. The
men arc known as stavemakers, and come
fror the outlying districts of Austria.
Through the arrests it has come light thai
this German company has contracted to
deplete the Southern forests, shipping to
Berlin the ra7ed trees, which the contract
lalwrcrs work into the form of haircl
The material for the barrel stave industry
m Germany, which was secured principally
in the forests of Austria, ba become scarce
tucre and the manufacturers had to look foi
pastures new. Good material was located
In the bottom lands of Mississippi, Tonnes
see. Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, and
thither the Germans sent herds of Dalma
Uous and Croatians who understood the
business1. These men declared at the
porfof entry that they were farmers, bound
for the Southern States, and were"aduiitted
Alxjut nineteen months ago Assistant
Immigration Commissioner Mcsweeney, of
this port, became suspicious aud started
an investigation. It resulted in officers
being sent to Mississippi to trace the work
ings of the gang. It developed that numer
ous American corporations were concern
ed in the si heme. The inspectors found
numerous camps estaldlshed by the contract
laborers. The men worked ror the mot
part in syvamp lands, and the mortality
among tl.em from fever was large. They
earned good wages, however, and cheer
fully took the risk.
A Memphis politician of note acted as
agent for tr. German companies, and the
Government lias ample evidence of that
fact. Government officers swooped down
on the can.ps a few days ago and captured
many of the laborers. The prisoners will
be returned to their native country from
Baltimore. The forests in the section where
the men worked have been greatly depleted
by the foreigners.
LOWNDES' CAMPAIGN BEGINS.
Senator "Wellington Predicts His
Election on the First Ballot.
Baltimore. Nov. 19. Gov. Lowndes'
Senatorial campaign began in earnest to
day, when Senator Wellington came here
and opened headquarters He is making a
play for the Baltimore delegation, which
is said to have been pledged to Congress
man Mudd. In an interview, he said
he did not expect to have any trouble
in v-iunirg his fight foi the governor, a
the latter held the whip hand.
He expected the matter of patronage
to lv ve d'-cided Influence on the legislators
and as many of them hoped to benefit he
expected their votea in return for favors
"I am not ready."' said lie, "to state
at tills ti'.'se how many votes the governor
will have, but from information already
gained I believe ho will have more than
enough on the first ballot to win out."
Wellington is now busy making his com
binations. He is opposed by some of the
most influential Republicans in the State,
and as there are nearly a dozen candidates
In thf field, he will know even if he
wins tliat he has been in a hot fight.
Victoria Expresses Thanhs.
LunCor, Nov. 19. The United rotates
embassy today received a letter frori the
Queen, expressing her majesty's warmest
thanks for the many expressions of good
will on the part of citizens of all parts of
the fulled States, contained lu the jubiioe
addresses of Avhich the Queen had been
Serious Condition of James T. Cross.
The condition of Mr. James T. Cnss,
father o- Inspector F. E. Cross, who was
knocked d,,wn and run over by an nil
wagon Thuisday, was not improved last
night, and it is feaied that his injuries
uie serious. Br. Emmons discoveicd
yesterday that hi addition to his right
arm being broken his left leg is also frac
tured, and he suffered greatly from
bruises and shock.
Baltimore and Return Via B. & o.
Sunday, November 21; all trains. Bound
trip, $1.00. nol7-Ct
A. B. Camper & Co., Stock Brokers,
National Hotel and 820 F. st. nw.
Picture molding, either white
pine or poplar, 1 cent per ft .Juice audclear.
TAYLOR'S CUBAN SPEECH
"Let Congress but Speak, There
Will Bo No War."
TBE DUTY OF THE PRESIDENT
He Owes It to Himself and to the
Country to Submit the Whole
Question to Congress Events Arc
Moving" Fast and No Man Ciwi
New Tork, Nov. 3 9. Ex-Minister ilnnnls
Taylur delivered a public address on Cuba
at Cornell University tonight. Ho was in
troduced by President Schurman. He spoke
a- length on the Spanish system of ruling
then colonies, and discussed also the pre cent
status of the Cuban situation. He re
fer! ed to President McKinley's position In
th' following words:
"1 regard the Presidency or the United
States as one of the noblest of human in
stitutions, and the first duty of every citi
zen Ik to render, perfect personnl respect
incumbent, regardless of the ques
t party. AVc should be tlianki'ol
it this critical moment in our dlplo
hlslory, the direction of our foreign
affair.- is In the hands of a conservative,
experienced and patriotic Chief Magistrate,
who, by his conduct in peace iml war,
ha: won the right to the confidence of
"Our fircigii policy should rest upon
a puiely lion-partlEan basis; when the
moral dignity of the nation as a whole
is involved In its relations with foreign
nations, all party dlff deuce should stop
with the shore. We should then only ie
member that we are all Americans.
'If we regard the President's attitude
towaid Cuban affairs from that point uf
view, we cannot rail topeicelve that, he is
now doing his entire patriotic duty. His
position must bconu of great difficulty and
"The Sagasta ministry certainly deserves
at his hands great respect and consider:
t!on. At tho Queen's call, they have un
dertaken to fare a desperate- situation,
to revive the fortunes of a fallen cause
without adequate means. They have
done all they could to remove the more
revolting aspects of a method of warfare
that has shocked the woild, and with
tliat erfort their powei for good has come
to an end. It is no fault of their that
Ganovas lost Cuba to Spain foiever before
they came into powei by the suhstltuticn
of Weyler for Camjios. That fatal step
made reconciliation impossible, therefore
all pending negotiations looking to that
end are the veriest moonshine, hopeless
illusions that should mislead no one.
"But true as that is, It would be
very hard for the President to saj' so
in so many words to the Sagasta minlstry
wlthoul grave offense; he would not be
expected to do so. But if he owes that
kind of courtesy to the present Spanish
ministry, he ovres, in a greater degree,
perfect candor to the Congress of the
United States. For his own sake and
that cf the country he should not try
to make them believe that he is the vic
tim of illusions. He should not attempt
to longer tie their hands by assuming or
asserting that pending negotiations give
any hope of a peaceful solution what
ever. Events are moving fast, and no
man not even tho President can stop
them. No real statesman ever tries to avoid
them. No real statesman ever tries to
avoid a crisis by turning his back upon
it or by Mr-deception.
"If the President makes tho fatal mis
take of attempting to longer muzzle Con
gress by putting his imprimatur upon
false hopes and empty illusions, before
the Ink is dry upon his message events
will discredit all his predictions. I, there
fore, do not believe that he will uttempt
a policy so dangeious to his personal
fortunes and so contrary to the business
Interest of the country that now demands
a prompt and peaceful solution of ,t crisis
that hangs like a pall upon our levlving
"The President owes it to himself and
to the country to submit the whole ques
Uon w ithout prejudice and In an impartial
pplrlt to Congress, the body to wUch
it rightfully and constitutionally belongs.
Congress knows all the facts of the ease
and can deal with them without nnydlplo
matlc embarrassments whatever. It can
lecognlze belligerency, or It may cut the
gordlnu knot once and for all by a prompt
recognition of Cuban independence.
"Let Congress but speak the final and
emphatic woid lecognltion.' und lu ninety
days the long and bloody tragedy will be
over; the whole Christian world will lejolce
aud say Amen! Spain will be rescued from
an impossible situation; there will be no
war with the United States, and Cuba will
GEN. OirDWAY IMPROVING.
M03' Heturn to This City During
New York, Nov. 19. Gen. AlbertOrdway,
of Washington, who has been ill at tl.e
Hoffman House for several days, was said
to bo better this evening. Br. Pease, the
hole' physician, said that Gen. Ordw.iy
wa3 suffering with an acute disorder of
the digestive organs, and that on Thurs
day an operation was performed.
Iir. Tease said that the general might
return to Washington tomorrow.
Fatal Ending of a Duel.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 19. -John R.
Scott, a colored politician and Republican
leader in Florida, who opened the last
national Republican convention In St. Louis
with prayer, is in the county jail here
charged with the murder of Rev. Obadiah
Adams, pastor of St. James' A. M. T..
Church, in Trooklyn. Scott and Adams had
a revolver duel the night before last.
Adams was slu.t in both legs and the
Homach, but managed to walk home. He
died this evening.
Luetgert's Second Trial.
Chicago, Nov. 19. State's Attorney
Bincea and Albert Phalen today had a
conference lasting nearly one hour with
reference to the forthcoming trial of
Adolph L. Luetgert. Attorney Phalen
asked that the case bo again continued.
The State's attorney would not agree to
this, and informed Lnetgert's legal repre
sentative that he would put the case on the
call tomorrow for next Mouday.
Gen. Butterworth Out of Danger
Cleveland, Nov. 19. Hon. Ben Butter
worth, Commissioner of Talents, is Tapidly
improving and Is now out of danger.
Kice turned corner beads, 4 to 5
feet long, to protect plaster corners, ICo.
Decide to Unite With the Snsur
Monroe. La., Nov. 19. The Louisiana
Populist State convention met here toda
to nominate thirty -six .delegates to the
constitutional convention. By a small
majority the Populists decided to unite
with the sugar planters' liraneh of the Re
publicans, and nominated eighteen Ro
publicans and eighteen Populists as dele
gates. Theiesolutions.idopted by the convention
mike no reference to the tariff or money
question . They call for an unlimited con
stitutional convention, denounce the elec
tloe In Louisiana as dishonest and coirupt;
;Ploge the issuance of municipal bonds and
any limitation of the electoral franchise
save the payment or the poll-tax.
The Populists announce their intontiou
of keeping up their alliance yvith the sugar
Republicans, but will have nothing to do
with the regular Republicans.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN'S VIEWS
Delivered to a Large anil Enthusi
The Kecmit Elections Point to Demo-
emtio Victory find Success of
St. Louis, Nov. ID.-AVllUam J. Bryan
spoke to 0,000 persons at Exposition Miutc
Hall tonight about the free coinage of sil
ver and the political events that have
occurred since the last Presidential elec
tion. Tlie hall was jammed to suffocation
and many persons were turnedaway-
Today Mr. Bryan conferred with George
P . Keene.y, president of the National As
sociation of Silver Clubs. The conTerence
was to discuss methods of rendering a3
effective .'is possible Uie campaign for free
coinage between now andithe next Demo
emtio national convention-.
After the gathering at Music Hall had
dispersed, Mr. Bryan was the guest of
honor at the Jefferson Club quarters, yvhere
a number of prominent Missouri Democrata
In his speech tonight Mr. Bryan called at
tention to the elect ionsjhelilthls month, and
said th'it they indicated the swing of the
pendul'im toyvard the cause of the Demo
cratic party as enuficlitcd hi the Chicago
He dlscuosed the greenback question and
relteiated the argumqnti'he has? .hitherto
made on tho various phases of the finan
cial problem, declaring that the Repub
lican poiUy of delay Is proof of the party'n
Uislncevlty in Its promises of bimetallism.
TAM3LV.V1' HALL'S GENEROSITY.
Divides 8-10,000 Between Cuba and
2S"ev York Poor.
New York, Nov. 19. The Tammany Hall
executive committee tbday appropriated
$-10,000 of the surplus.left to the organ!
zatlcti after paying all campaign ex
penses. Of this amount 20,000 was ghen to
the Cuban junta, for sick and suffering
Insurgent Cubans, and the other S20.000
will be distilbuted among the poor of New
York county through, the organization.
The scheme had all been arranged In
advance of the meeting of the executive
committee. The Cuban, junta had been
notified to have representatives there to
receive the money, and Richard Croker
was present to make the motions tor the
appropriations. Mr. Croker, afterward,
made a speech felicitating his lieutenants
for their work for the ticket at the recent
NEGROES DYING LIKE SHEEP.
African 'Natives Unable to Stand
the Climate !of Panama.
Kingston, Jamaica,. Nov. 19. Mall ad
vice? received here yesterday report that
the British steamer Holy Rood left Colon
on FHdav, November 5, for Sierra Leone,
having on board 51 9 of the African laborers
recently Imported by the Panama Coai
Company. Tnese laborers were biought
gym by the company to take the plaes
of the Jamaica negroe?.
The company agreed to send the laborers
batik home if the contract yvas given up
for any cause. The experiment proved
to be n failuie, the laborers dying like
sheep from the prevailing fever, and theie
wjre constant disputes as to pay, accom
rcodutioD, nnd rations.
The company Is continuing yvoik' at the
Culebra, Empire, and Cocorache section.-,.
The Purls commission is expected next
Yellow Fever Record.
Neyv York, Nov. 19. The yelloyv fever
record today is: i
New Orleans New cases, 6; no deaths.
This is the first, day in tyvo months that
has passed without a death from yellow
Mobile New cases, 4; one death.
Among thenew cassis a son of Raphael
Seinmes, of Confederate fame, who is se
riously ill. . v
Biloxi New cases, 1.
Khv Positiqn for Mr. Bayard.
Neyv York, Nov. 19. The rumor that II.
Mff.tland Kersey yvould, on January 1 ,
giyv up his place as Neyv York agent
of the White Star Line, and that Thomas
F. Bayaid, former United States ambass'i
doi to England, would be his successor,
was reneyved today. It was said that
Mr. Bayard's recent trip to London re
lated to the offer he had rec ,-ed from
the White Star Lint. Mr. Kersey de
clined to say anything on the subject.
An In-line- Man's Present.
MiUvaukce. Jfavi 1 9. Julius Barof, an
inane sl.oemnlce'rv'chopited off three of the
fingers or his let c hand, Placed them on a
Plate nnd pfose'nred them to his yvire as a
present. - He yvas removed to the En e -gency
Hospital and will bcrpiiccdin the insane
asylum. " "
Philadelphia and Return Vin B. & O.
Sunday, Nov. 21. 7:05 and 9 a. m., go:
lug; returning, on all trams same day.
Round trip, S2.00. nol7-5t
I Bracket mantel shelves. 18 in. to
I 3 l-2ft.long,45c.up;usefulandornamenlal.
LONDON'S GREAT BLAZE
Property Destroyed Valued at
Twenty-Five Million Dollars.
CAUSED BY GAS EXPLODING
The Most Disastrous Fire Seen lu
London Since 1000 Spread Over
an Area of Seven Acres, Burning
Up 150 Wn rehouses and 31iury
Other Business Places.
London, Nov 19. The iarceat fire widen
hu.3 visited London for more thau tvo cen
turies broke out at 12:50 o'clock -this
evening in the heart of tho city, within a
bundled yards of the p'ace yvhere the great
ccuflugiatlou of 1600 hud its origin, and
raged unchecked for five hours, destroying
about 150 valuable yvarehouses, a 'lumber
of business blocks, und" a few dwelling
houses, together with the contents of ell
the buildings and Involving a loss that
Is. variously estimated at from 520,000,000
An area of about sevea acres, Including
seyen or eight streets, yvas Byvept bare by
the flames. No loss of life has been
jepoited and there yvere only a few acci
dents. The fire started lu an umbrella-maker's
establishment on Hamsell street, about
tin ee hundred yards north of the general
posteffice. It Is alleged that it was caused
by an explosion of gas due to a Reaich
that yvas being made with a naked lnmp
to finda leak In the pipes, but positive
information is Sacking. The flames rapidly
spread to Wells street. Jewin street, Hum
sell street and NlchoIIs square, und soon
tyvcntv large warehouses yvere burning,
and the rire, at 2.30 p. in., still beyond
control, yvas spreadiug In all directions,
with practically the entire fire-figuMug
force of London at the scene.
A serious panic prevailed In the distrjet
sunoundiug the burning section. The occu
pants of the lk;uses and shops in thevlcinlty
'took out their goods and effects vs
speedily as po:s1blfi and piled them up lu
the n&rroyv streets,, already blocked with
debris of the burned buildings.
There are many reports of fatalities.
Firemen nm great risks in their efforts to
stop the destruction, and the diitrict hi
which the flames yvere raging yvas one vast
fiery furnace. Tens of thousands of peo
ple throngeu the scene.and It was with the
greatest effort that the police could keep
the thcioughrares cleared sufficiently to
enable the firemen to work efficiently.
At 5 p. rn., London time, the spread or
the flumes seemed to he someyv hat checked,
but tne tlia yvas still making progress north
eastward in a yv edge-shaped line yvith a
front of the width of about three build
ings. The immense building of Thomas
Normaa & Son, yvhclesale stationers aud
manufacturers, yvas Uie last structure to
go ou Wells street. The huge building
burned so fietcly tliat the firemen yvere
compelled to withdraw a considerable dis
tance. Six buildings on both sided of the
street were ablaze before the fire
men got, well at work Tho extremely
unrroyv streets and the limited water sup
ply Tendered their efforts almost futile
for nearly three hours. Forty-three busi
ness firms on Hamsell street nlone were
burned out, and nearly fifty buildings,
all of them large warehouses, are lotullj
At 3--J5 o'oloek the firemen began mass
ing their forces in Nicholl Square on the
east' and Aldergate street on th- yvest, In
the hope of holding the flames yvlthla th-j e
boundaries, the di-tance being about 100
yards. A huge party wall lu a building on
Wells street, on the extreme edge of the
conflagration, collapsed about 3:30 aud
the fireiueu made a stand there. The
buildings ahead of this had all been de
stroyed; forty of them, all large buildiuga,
werp filled with valuable goods, ohle'Iy
satin and general goods.
At -1:20 the fire continued to spread
eastward and reached Red Cross street.
threatening the .Midland Railway freight
depot and more important yvarehouses be
yond. The firemen held their oyvn on
the yvest and south.
The flames crossed Ileyvic street on the
north and destroyed several yvarehouses in
Jewin Crescent. The rire almost sur
rounded the Cripplegate Church, one of
the oldest and most historic buildings lu
Although it yvas exposed to most intense
heat, the church resisted the flames.
Wemtran.Ts great warehouse iu Hamsell
street, which yvlthstood the flames for two
hours, se.ccunibed aud was consumed.
The fire at 5:15 p. m. yvas under eoa
trol in Its progress to the northeustyvnnl,
nnd there seamed to be no danger of its
The Cripplegate Church was saved, but
the vicarage adjoining yvas burned.
At 5:30 p. ru. the fire was under coa
ls ol In its progress to the northeastward-,
and there seemed to be no danger of its
further spread. The church of St. Giles
yvas saved, but the vicarage adjoining yvas
Tho warehouses destroyed were mostly
five-story brick buildings, though some of
them were built, of stoue. Many of the
buildings were filled to the extent of their
capacity with yvinter stocks of fancy goods.
The district burned yvas the center of the
feather dealers, furriers, mantle and cloak
establishments nnd kindred trades, utid
was also the location of most of the "car
riers abroad, including those shipping
goods to the United States. The Church
of St. Giles, which, fortunately, escaped
destruction, was the scene of the burial
of Milton end the marriage of Cromwell
The rire yvasuiider full control at 'j
o'clock this evening, andunless there should
Ivy Institute Busitfess College."8thand K.
None better; $25 a year; day or nigut.
Weu'tber strips, felt or rubber, tho
best; cent aud a half a foot; all sizes.
n further outbreaks from the ruins, all
danger is passed .
The ruins, however, are still burning
fiercely. One hundred and fifty ware
houses wwe destroyed, and the loss is
estimated at $25,000,000, which la the
greatest material damage by fire tliat Lou
don lias sustained since the great fire lu
It is remarkable that no" one was killed.
The only Injuries reported up to a iale
1-our this evening weie those of tyvo fire
men who yvere hurt by railing yvalls.
The location of the fire, as described in
the dispatches, is in the heart of the old
city, withm almost a stone's throw of
many places ot historic Interest. The
widest thoroughfare of the district is Al
dertgure street, running nearly north and
south, and becoming St. Martin's le Grand
at the general potoffice, about a quarter
of a mile South of yvhere the fire began,
Hunsell, Wells, and Jew.ett streets, that
seem to have been the center ot the fire,
are short, narrow streets, lying between
Aldersgate street and Red Cross street,
South or the Barbican.
Just west or Aldersgute street drc St.
Bartholomew's and Christ Hospitals, and
yvilhiu a hair mite, at the east end ot
Gresham street, is the Bank of England,
the Royal Exchange, and the Mansion
House. None of the American brauches tf
the English rire Insurance companies had
received any advices today concerning the
J. J. Courtney, of the Imperial, said
that they were sure to be very heavy, for
the district in yvhich the fire was.'eorrc
spouds to thedrygooda district of New York
city. A1J the principal companies, he
said, are involved.
Early In the afternoon blazing material
f 10m a warehouse that was separated by
a narioW strip of ground from the Cripple
gate Church fell upon the roof of the
chuich, igniting it. Streams of water
yveie instantly directed to the spot aud
the flames yvere extinguished in a com
pasatively short time.
This church is ot great antiquarian in
terest, and today it was saved ror tftd third
Time f rom threatened destruction, it hav
ing narrowiy escaped In the great fires -if
15'IG and 1G60. It yvas rounded in the
reign or William Uufus, and incorporated in
it yvas part ot the yvall that surrounded
Roman London. This remains as dos s-muo
other pans of tbeoriglnal structure, though'
the yvholc building has greatly, altered
fciuce its construction. In addition to the
grave of Milton, the remain of Foxe. the
nutrtyrologist, were buried there.
Visiting the church this evening, when
all danger yvas over, a Times reporter
fouud the interior in a sorry condition. A
ho?e hud been run through it Tor con
venience iu reaching other buildings, and
the floor-yvas swimming In water. The
Trails bad been thoroughly drenched and
the pews, cushions audotherf urnlttlre yvere
soused. Milton's tablet aud bnt yvere
not Injured, and they aro noyv covered.
The rire occupied about 300 firemen
and fifty engines until after iiiguttHll,
when come yvere yvithdrayvn, but many
were still playing yvnter on the red-bot
ruins at n, late hour, and will continue do
ing ao for a long time.
Fully 300 telephone lines were discon
nected, including the trunk linei communi
catlngwith the Midland system, and mnny
large towns were thus telephonlcally Iso
lated from London.
Practically every British Insurance office
is involved, and some of them are henvUy
hit. Shares in insurance companies yvro
virtually unsalable at the stock eKChange
It Is expected that the destruction of
many of the leading feather trade con
cerns will enormously raise the pilco of
ostrich and other feathers,, and give im
petus to the Parisian and American feather
markets. Prices had risen from 20 to 30
per cent this evening. Two firms in Jewlu
street alone estimate their loss at be
tyveen $75,000 and SSO.000.
Apart from the fortunate absence ot fa
talities, there seems to be no re
deeming feature to the catastrophe. Sev
eral special Industries must necessarily be
suspended Tor a time, involving the loss
of employment to thousands of persons. In
addition to tills-, the people are appalled
to find it possible, with London's vaunted
fire apparatus and appliances and a Costly
brigade, that a fire starting at mid-day,
v hfii 'cveryoue yvas about and the out
break almost immediately discovered, could
eMent over such an immense area vir
The yvhole resources or the brigade in
London and the suburbs yvere employed.
Had a fire smarted in another part of the
metropolis, it could not have been coped
with; yet when all yvas done, seven acres
of buildings, loaded yvith rich merchandise,
yvere either destroyed or Irretrievably dam
aged. Whethep any blame attaches, may be
discovered by a subsequent official in
vestigation. Experts declare that they never saw
such au extraordinary outbreak. It ap
peare 1 us it there yvere quite a half
dozen separate outbursts of flame, each
of abnormal size. It seems certain that
the Tiro nad a thorough hold In several di
rection before the first engine arrived.
This yvas doubtless oyvlug to the croyvd-d
condition ot all the thoroughfares pf the
city at mid-day, and still more to the
extreme narrowness of the streets in this
part ot Lencon, yvnere land Is of fabulous
The engines as they yvere approaching
yvere repeatedly brought to a standstill by
vnns that yvere loading and unloading
from the streets, yvhich will not accom
modate more than a single vehicle abreast.
SILVER MEN TO MEET Mil. BRYAN
May Discus Propriety of Asking
Senator Lindsay's Resignation.
IiuisviHe, Ky., Nov. 19. The KentuoKy
sllerlte.i have been recently summoned to
Lcuisvilleto meet William Jennings Bryan
tomorrow afternoon. Much secresy lias
been maintained as to the object of nls
coming, but it leaked out today that while
there will be a general discussion of party
policy, the main purpose of Ills- visit is
to obtain help for the silver organ published
The propriety of asking Senator Lindsay
to resign yvill ulso be discussed.
Bath room and closet seats, nil
made up, SI apiece.
KILLED 8! EHIIOlifl
Edmoiiia Jackson's Throat Cut
By Edward Smith.
STORrOP A HORRIBLE 31URDER
For Four Days and Nights the Body
Lay in the Murderer's Room und
He Slept in the Bed With tho
Corpse Each Night Remain Db
The dead body of Edmonia Jackson, a
colored yvoman about thirty'tbree years of
age. Liy for four days and teur nlgars
Iu tho squalid Utile room where sue bad
been, murdered, and notwithstanding the
Tact that tyvo other fumllles lived in the
same house, the woman had scarce been
missed. Od each of those nights, her
paramour, the man who killed her, Ed warn
Smith, lived In the same room and sUipt
In the same bed with her corpse.
It Is all the atory of a horrible murder
supposed to have been committed last
Moudsy, but not discovered until brought
to light yesterday afternoon through the
cHorta or Policeman Cox, ot the Sixth
precinct yvho also succeeded Jn arresting
the alleged murderer and locked him up
Ir. the station house.
At No. 124 Madison alley, yvhich mns
betweeti First aud Second and E and F
streets northwest, is a three-story rnime
tenement house, rented to colored peoV
pie. It yvas In "the front room on the
ground floor of this building tbas the
tragedy occurred, and the dead bod of
the murdered woman was found yester
day afternoon by Policeman Cox. On
the third floor in two separate rooms Hte
the families ot Mrs- Emily Hutehliwon and
Eliiaoeth Lewis. Tne second floor wan
rented to James Jackson and nU wife
Edmonia, the murdered yvoman. Edward
.Smith, a rug packer, and dealer in old
bottles, occupied the first flour. Hi
wire is dead.
The story of the events leading up to
tne murder dates Ivtck over a period of
six months or more. Jackson was jealous
of smith's attentions to hijj wife, and ac
cused him of Intimacy yvith her. tVflgho
resulted from the qnatrel which the bad
ever the yvoman. Jucitson had Smith. ar
rested on the charge of assault, and 'Smith
made a counter charge against Iacksnn,al
leglngthssameoffens?. Both were arrested
and Jackson yvas sent to the workhouse-for
six months. Smith secured bail for a tune,
lnit yvhen his case came up for trial he
too was convicted and sent to the w,rk
housofur three months. The oinith wr.rn.m
yveut to the workhouse and saw them ooth
daring iihIr imprisonment.
It so happened that Smtth'sthree mentis
term expired IaM Wednesday, jHStouH-Trfelc
beftire that or Jackson, who will be re
leased next yVedncsday. Wlieu Smith w-ss
set at liberty lie at once went ha ex a
the same bruise and for three or four da s
lived with the yvoman yvhose busban-l he
bad sent tc jail.
Last Monday morning Edmonia wnt to
the workhouse to see hur husband w.'V it
p--miuing Smith to know it. He 'ear ..-a
of the fact, hoyvever, later In ttu; -la -.at.-l
when lie came home atjout.3 o'clock in t ie
afternoon he accused the woman jf ,'.i;.g
to see her husband, and a quarrel e i .e 1,
There was much loud talking and tn:, ita
-which yvere heard ly the Hutching, :i ut.cI
I ewie yvoioen on the third floor. Dut uh.
things not being uncommon in smh o :u
n.i'11'ties and among sw.h people li'.:- or
nothing yvas then thought of the n.-yf r
This tc-ufc place in the kitchen, and.
while they were still quarreling, Er. :ty
Hutchinson saw the eouple enter Smith's
frent nnn the room in which tne l-ul
body was found and heard Mm utter a
curse and threat as Uie key turned W:ih
a click in the lock. That w.n the last
anyone saw ot Edm.mia Jaekon alie.
No one paid any attention to the f ft
that she was nut se-n about, and noth.ng
was tlKHight ot her disappearance.
Smith was meanwhile seen fretiu 'tiy
about the house, generally in m in--xl-
catcd condition, and no later th.n yes
terday morning wa seen t coin-; cjt
or the room yvhere the body lav. He
made hi exit by the front door, wnkk
opens into the alley. For four d is t'.is
condltlrm or affairs existed.
It was about 4 o'clock yestcrda?
afternoon yvhen Polfceman c oc
walked past Rnfferty's saloon, at Firss
und F streets northwest. Just then Ert
yvard Smith staggered out or the rronS
deor under the Influence or liquor, .-nd
hailed the officer with the rollowin remark-
"Suy, that Jackson woman's dead, .yihl
she's up to the house." The of flc-r ma le
inquiry of Smith as to whether ,he had
a physiclMi, and if an undertaker nad"
been secured knowing tlmt her hnslfend
was: in jail and asked the cause of i er
ileath. All that he could elicit from S .-.th
was the fact tliat she yva.s dead and that
he kneyv nothing more. Tiie officer yvent
tn the house, and Smith rollowcl ium,
bur was too dinnk to assist him in 1 k
lng after the woman. Instead, he west
out Into the back yard, yvhile tbe police
man went to tbe second floor to Use
The djor to her room was locked, but
climbing up he peered through the transom
so that he could see everything ill the roin.
Tliero yvas nothing but a smalt an,ount
broken furniture and this yeas in great dis
order. The woman yvas not there. Com
ing do yvi stairs Policeman Cox fled snath's
door. It, too. yvas locked- He uaM not
climb up to thp? transom, so he called an
Italian boy, who lives across the stn-er. and
held him up so that he oould look in
There in the bed he saw rhe ds.'jd yvyu.-n,
and pushing open the transom the stf i ch
yvhich met his nostrils was horrtbl aad
sIol.ct.irig. The officer then bursr hi the
door, and He sight "which rr.et hl eyes
and the oitor told only too plainly what
hud happened. It was a horrible n urder
In one corner of tlie room w.ut a tumbled
down bed. Upon it, covered with sn-ne
scanty bed clothing, lay the body nf the
yeoman. She had turned oyvro th.it &he
lay partly upon !or face. There was a
fiightftil gash In her throat, aud bes: j he
bed lay r-n old rusty hatchet with tho
edge sharpened keen as a razor, sun
Continued on Second Page.
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National Hotel aud S20 F. st. nw.
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