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CAPTURED NEAR NAPA
bers Taken into
FIERCE BATTLE RESULTS.
Courageous Fight Made by
Under Sheriff Brownlee
ONE ROBBER FATALLY SHOT.
He Is Identified as Buck English, a
Noted Highwayman— The Other
NAPA, Cat.., May 9.— The men who
robbed the Middletown sta^e were cap
tured this morning about 10:30 at the sum-
Smith, the Short Robber, Captured by
Mit of the Berryessa Grade, about six
mile? from Napa, by Under Sheriff Brown
lee. District Attorney Bell, J. N. True and
John Williams. One of the robbers is
badly wounded, and Under Sheriff Brown
lee, J. Williams and J. N. True were
slightly scratched. The robber will proba
Word was received this morning early
that the robbers had camped on P. D.
<Trig-by's place in Berry essa Valley all
day "Wednesday, and had taken breakfast
this morning in Charles Moore's place,
this side of Monticello, and said they
would take the stage for Napa. John
Gardner, the driver of the stage, sent word
that if he ran across them he would ask
them to ride in to Napa.
On receiving this information. Under
Sheriff Brownlee asked Messrs. Bell, Wil
liams and True, whom he knew to be cool
men, to accompany him, and armed with
Under Sheriff Brownlee, Who Led the
shotguns they took a double-seater and
started for the summit of the grade, where
they expected to ambush the robbers.
On arriving at the summit the intention
was to place the posse in advantageous
position and wait for the stage to come
along, but the stage came sooner than ex
pected, meeting the officers just as they
drove to the top of the ridge.
The teams were almost opposite when
Mr. Brownlee said to Mr. Williams, who
«>at on the front seat with him, "There's
he fellows; stand them up."
The tall robber, who sat on the driver's
box with John Gardner, recognized the
officers and raised his gun at the same time
Mr. Williams did and the two shots rang
out almost simultaneously.
The robber's charge, which was bird
shot, scattered considerably and a few
shots took effect in the under sheriff's and
Williams' legs, but the main part of the
charge struck the butt of Mr. Brownlee's
gun, which he held between his knees
while driving, and the shock threw him
John Williams, One of the Fosse.
out of the wagon. District Attorney Bell
immediately got out on the other side of
the wagon to get a better shot at the rob
bers and the short robber tumbled out of
the stage and made for the brush, but was
stopped by a shot from J. W. True's gun,
which peppered him slightly. He imme
diately turned and threw up his hands,
shouting, "Don't shoot! don't shoot!"
The tali robber, after the exchange of
shots, put a pistol to Gardner's side and
ordered him to drive on fast. The stage
had been moving on slowly until that
time, and Gardner whipped up his horses.
Mr. Bell then dropped on his knees, took
deliberate aim at the robber and fired at a
distance of about fifteen yards. The rob
ber fell over on Gardner and then straight
ened up again, and the stage passed out of
sight around a turn.
Mr. Bell gave chase and followed on foot
for a distance of 500 yards until the other
officers, who had captured the younger
Tobber, came along. The stage was soon
overtaken. The tall robber had fainted
and was leaning on Gardner, and Messrs.
District Attorney Bell, Who Joined
Brownlee, Bell and True brought the
young robber into town, and Messrs. Bell
and Williams came in the stage with the
The robbers were taken to the County
Jail and Dr. Springsteen attended the
wounded man. The younger robber was
The taller robber is about 40 years old,
and has been identified as being "Buck"
English, a man well known in the upper
part of this county. The short one is not
known here. He is about 24 years old. He
carried two pistols, but did not attempt to
use them. The older relied on the shotgun
District Attorney Bell was seen immedi
ately after bringing in the prisoners by the
Call correspondent. He said : "I was in
the Sheriff's office when the message came
from Gardner that the men would be on
the Berryessa stage, and immediately
asked Mr. Brownlee to be made one of the
posse. We expected to reach the summit
before the stage got there and to station
ourselves so as to have the drop on the rob
bers, but as we came up one slope of the
hill they went up the other, and conse
quently we were right on them before we
had time to get out.
"Just as the vehicles were opposite Mr.
Brownlee pulled rein and said something
to Mr. Williams which I could not under
stand, and immediately the firing com
menced. The tall robber, who sat on the
left side of the front seat of the stage, shot
first point blank at Mr. Brownlee and Mr.
Williams, and Mr. Williams returned the
fire almost simultaneously, firing two
barrels. I started to get out of the wagon
to get in a better position to fire and fell to
the ground, but was up in a moment and
as the stage was proceeding down the hill
I called on Gardner to stop, and at the
same time dropped on one knee and,
taking aim at the robber, fired. The rob
ber immediately fell over against Gardner
and tnen straightened up again. I fol
iowed down the road about 500 yards, call
ing on Gardner to stop, but he kept on.
The wagon with the other officers then
came along and we soon overtook the
stage. I got in the stage and held the
wounded man's head and hands. Near
the Heald place he threw something away
which I then thought was a piece of rope,
but as the gold watch which was taken in
the robbery ' is missing it may have been
that. I did not shoot at the young fellow,
but yelled to some of the others to look
out for him. I was afraid the big one
would take to the brush also and get
"The young one threw up his hands 'and
yelled, 'Don't shoot!' Then the wagon
with the officers caught up with me. I
yelled, 'He's done for, go down quick.' I
J. N. True, One of the Fosse.
was afraid I had shot Gardner also, as the
stage jolted bo it was hard to draw a steady
bead. Several of the shot did hit him, but
I do not think he is badly hurt."
Under Sheriff Brownlee said: "I got
word last night from Sheriff McKenzie at
Calistoga that the men had been tracked
from Oat Hill to the JStna mine, and that
Sheriff Pardee and Constable Allen would
go through Chiles Canyon to Berryessa,
and that McKenzie would go to Winters
and then up Putah Canyon in the direction
of Monticello. I notified the Solona
officers and also Detective Thatcher and
Marshal Nash at Oat Hill, and inquired of
Constable Phelan at Knoxville if he had
heard anything of the men, but he had
not. This morning as soon as I could call
up Monticello, I went to the telephone and
received information that the men had
stayed all day yesterday on P. D. Grigsby's
ranch in Berrvessa. and had taken break
fast at Charley Moore's place below Monti
cello this morning, and had said they
would take the stage for Napa. I also re
ceived Johnny Gardner's message that he
would take them into the stage if possible.
I selected men to accompany me whom I
knew would stand tire, and started out,
intending to waylay the stage at the top of
the grade, but the stage came along sooner
than we expected, and we met it at the
crown of the mountain. •
"The stage was coming along at a lively
gait, and we were opposite before we could
Btop. I said to Williams, who sat beside
me, 'There's the fellows, stand them up.'
Before Williams could cover the robbers,
the tall one, who had evidently recognized
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1895.
us, tired. The scattering shot wounded
both 'Williams and me slightly, the main
part of the charge taking effect in my gun
stock, which stood between my knees.
The young fellow jumped out of the stage
and stated to run, but a shot from True's
gun stopped him and he surrendered.
Meantime Bell had got out of the buggy
and shot at the tall robber and was follow
ing the stage down the hill on foot. We
turned around as quickly as possible and
soon overtook the stage.
"I asked the short iellow why they had
taken the Napa stage, and he said that
their plan was not to come all the way to
Napa. More than this he would not tell.
All of my party acted bravely, and I
would not wish for better work from any
John Gardner was seen while on the
operating-table in Dr. Hennessy's office.
The doctor had extracted several buckshot,
but one was so near an artery that he
thought best to let it stay, for a time at
leust. There were six wounds, but two
were caused, probably, by bullets going
clear through the fleshy part of the leg.
Mr. Gardner said he took the robbers on at
Capelle Valley, about half-way between
Napa and Monticello, and that they paid
him for their ride at Windy Flat, about
eight miles from Napa. They talked in
cessantly on various topics, but did not
mention the robbery. The tall robber sat
on the front seat and kept the shotgun
across his knees. The other one sat in the
back seat. After the battle with the offi
cers the tall robber put a pistol to Gard
ner's side and ordered him to drive up
lively. The younger one jumped out.
Four watches and $116 in cash wore recov
ered. The rewards offered aggregate $600.
The young robber says that his name is
Smith. Further than that he will say
nothing about himself, except that
his people are well-to-do, and he does not
want them disgraced.
It was learned to-night that English—
who was reared in Green Valley— spent
one term in prison in 1876 or 1877 with a
man named Turner, being sent up for cat
tle-stealing. English's condition to-night
is serious, and Dr. Springsteen, who is at
tending him, does not think he can live
long. The first shot fired at him from the
carriage did not take serious effect, as it
struck his arm and created but a flesh
wound. The second shot entered his left
side, and two ribs wore broken. District
Attorney .Bell's first shot entered English's
thigh, and one of the District Attorney's
shots hit the driver, Gardner. The latter
got four bullets in all in the thigh. They
did not cause fatal wounds, however, and
three of the bullets have been removed.
Gardner is a brother of the County Treas
BELIETETi TO BE BRECKIXRIDQE.
Identity of the Second Robber Caught Xear
PORTLAND, Ob., May 9.— "Buck"
English, the stage-robber arrested near
Napa to-day, is well known in Oregon,
having served two terms in the peniten
tiary for highway robbery.
His uncle, David English, was hanged
many years ago in Eastern Oregon, in
company with three others, by a vigilance
committee for horse-stealing.
English left here a week ago on the
steamer for San Francisco in company
with a man named Breckinridge, and
Chief of Police Minto believes the sec
ond robber is Breckinridge. Breckinridge
is well known in Portland and is about 24
years old. He has served a term in the
penitentiary for burglary and was promi
nent in the Coxey movement last year.
SANTA BARBARA EVENTS
Los Angeles Student-Tramps
Cause a Sensation by Their
Tales of Narrow Escapes on the
Trip — Citizens Forced to Go
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 9.-A
sensation was caused on the streets to-day
by the appearance of two bright young
men in the guise of tramps, each with a
pack and one with a pet rooster on his
shoulder. Inquiry developed that they
were Louis E. Beers and Sumner Hughes,
the two plucky Los Angeles boys who are
working their way northward, where they
expect to enter the State University in Au
Hughes, who has spent two years at the
Northwestern University, Evanston, has a
kit of tools and sets up as a universal
tinker. Beers, who will take a special
scientific course, is an assayer, looking for
business en route. The boys have had two
adventures so far, being lost in the mount
ains below Ventura for sixteen hours with
out water. Beers came near curtailing his
intended university course by being
swamped in the quicksands of the Santa
Clara River. They started with a dog
named Oceanicus Pacincus Neptunes,
which was lost at Santa Monica, where
upon the Los Angeles Herald presented
them with a rooster named Epictetus Eu
phrites Elastus Elias Confucius Petronicus
Beers, called Pete for short, which serenely
journeys on Hughes' shoulder. Both
young men are in fine spirits and are doing
well. .They leave Santa Barbara next Sat
Few Santa Barbara Criminals.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 9-Em
ilio Filesctta, under conviction for misde
meanor, and Robert Dempsey, convicted of
petty larceny, were yesterday brought
down from Guadalupe to serve sentences
of twenty-rive and sixty days respectively
in the county jail. This institution.which
houses all the county prisoners and those
of Santa Barbara city in addition, now has
only twelve prisoners. This is about the
average maintained since the beginning of
the year — an admirable showing for a
county of Santa Barbara's extent and pop
ulation. Four of the present prisoners
come from the little town of Guadalupe, and
are the direct results of railroad building.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 9.—Sher
man & Eland's slaughter-house in Syca
more Canyon, which supplied all Santa
Barbara with meat, was burned at an
early hour this morning, and all the
butcher-sllops in town had to close their
doors and the inhabitants go without
meat. Loss, |1500 on building and fittings
and $1000 on stock; insurance, $1000. The
owners will immediately rebuild. The
origin of the fire is unknown.
Taeaville Ships First.
VACAVILLE, Cal., May 9. -The first
car of green deciduous fruit to leave Cali
fornia for the season of 1895 was shipped
from here to-day and contained 1750 boxes
of cherries, consigned to the Earl Fruit
Company and Porter Bros. Company of
Chicago. The next car will leave here on
Friday, and thereafter cars wiil follow
Robbed a Kansas J'o.itoflire.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 9.* To-day
a man named W. C. Donnelson, alias W.
K. Crow, was arrested here for a $2000
Postoffice burglary at Colville, Kansas.
SAN JOSE COURTESY.
It Is Extended to the
GRAND BANQUET SPREAD
The Supreme Representatives
Elected at the Final
IMPORTANT CHANGES MADE.
New Rulings and Amendments as
to the Subordinate Courts
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 9.— The third
day's session of the Grand Court, A. 0. F.
of A., was opened in regular form this
morning by Grand Chief Ranger C. P.
Rendon. The following supreme repre
sentatives were elected: C. H. Bremer,
Alameda; Sol Peiser, San Francisco; C. P.
Rendon, Stockton; \V. A. Ryan, Los An
geles; Henry Ryan, San Francisco ; Her
man Fisher, Sacramento; Samuel L.
Waller, San Francisco; C. M. Dexter,
Riverside; George Healing, San Francisco;
A. A. Brown, San Jose; J. B. Lungate,
San Francisco ; J. C. Howe, San Francisco ;
R. Rasniussen, San Francisco ; W« D. S.
Harrington, San Francisco.
A strong effort was made at the morning
session to reduce the salaries of the grand
secretary and the per diem of other grand
officers on the plea of economy, but the
salaries were fixed at the same figures as
last year. The grand secretary will re
ceive |2100 for the year, the grand record
ing secretary $50 for the session and other
grand officers $5 per day during the session.
The office of grand auditor has been abol
ished. The three auditors who were elected
yesterday will serve during the ensuing
year, but after that the examination of
the books and accounts of the order will
be placed in the hands of the auditing
committee to be appointed by the grand
chief ranger, and it is the intent of the
new law that none but competent account
ants shall be eligible to such appointment.
One amendment which will appeal par
ticularly to subordinate courts which are
slow in paying their per capita tax was
adopted. After this no delegate will be
seated in the Grand Court if the subordin
ate court which he represents is not clear
upon the books of the Grand Court five
days before the session of the Grand Court.
Heretofore the courts have been given a
great deal of latitude in the matter of pay
ing per-capita tax, with the result that
the Grand Court treasury has been pretty
nearly drained when the expenses of the
annual session were paid. Several im
portant amendments relating to the mode
of procedure in cases of appeals were
adopted. This is one point on which the
present laws have been defective, but,
strangely enough, the matter has been
overlooked until now. The method prac
ticed in the matter of taking appeals here
tofore has been very unsatisfactory, and,
in fact, the law on the subject has been so
vague that almost any construction could
be place upon it to suit any particular case.
The new amendment is the result of
considerable study by the legal lights of
the order, and through their energy and
zeal the forestic laws of California are now
the most comprehensive and at the same
time the simplest laws of any fraternal in
stitution. This evening the grand officers
attended a banquet which had been pre
pared in their honor at Turn Verein Hall.
Covers were laid for 250 guests, and there
was a bountiful supply of the solid and
liquid good things of this life, which, it is
needless to say, were thoroughly enjoyed
and demolished by the visitors. Music
and numerous toasts and responses, inter
spersed with the popping of corks, was the
order of the evening, which was kept up
until the rosy flush which precedes the
coming day reminded the visitors that they
had some much-needed sleep coming.
During the evening a letter from Herman
Cohn, one of the leading lights in the or
der, was read, in which the writer con
veyed his regrets that he was unable to be
present, and extending an invitation to all
the newly elected officers to a grand recep
tion to be given in their honor in San
Francisco in the early part of the coming
DOCTORS AT DEL MONTE
Meeting of the California Ho
Vacancies In the Censor Board
Filled and Officers
DEL MONTE, Cal., May 9.— From the
appearance of the Del Monte lobbies and
porches, the observer would think that it
had been turned into a medical institute,
as doctors are flying hither and thither,
attending the different meetings of the
nineteenth annual session of the California
State Homeopathic Medical Society. The
society is represented by about fifty mem
bers from various parts of the State. Yes
terday the convention met in the ball-room
of the hotel to hold their first meeting.
After a communication from the president
and the reading of the minutes of the pre
vious meeting, which took considerable
time, as the last session occupied several
days at San Jose, the vacancies in the
board of censors, to constitute a quorum,
were filled. Those appointed for the ensu
ing year were : Dr. C. W. Bronson, Ala
meda; Dr. James W. Ward, San Fran
cisco; Dr. J. M. Selfridge, Oakland; Dr.
William Boericke, San Francisco; Dr. E.
W. Bradley, Oakland.
After these appointments, the secretary,
treasurer and directors' reports were read
by the respective officers. They were
highly approved, the reports of the treas
urer and secretary showing a large in
crease in both membership and finances.
Election of officers was then in order,
and the following were elected for next
President— William Simpson, M.D., San
Jose. First vice-president— C. B. Currier,
M.D., San Francisco. Second vice-presi
dent—Dorothea Lummis, M.D., LO3 An
geles. Secretary— Eleanor F. Martin, M.D.,
San Francisco. Treasurer— C. L. Tisdale,
M.D., Alameda. Board of directors— J. M.
Selfridge, M.D.. Oakland: Sidney Worth,
M.D., San Francisco; A.C. Peterson, M.D.,
San Francisco ; C. L. Tisdale, M.D., Ala
meda; William Boericke, M.D., San Fran
cisco. Board of C. S. Tisdale,
M.D., Alameda; Sidney Worth, M.D., San
Francisco; E. R. Bryant, M.D., San Fran
cisco; A. C. Peterson, M.D., San Fran
cisco; George H. Jenks, M.D., San Fran
cisco; James E. Lilienthal, M.D., San Fran
cisco; George H. Martin, M.D., San Fran
cisco. Alternates— Guy E. Manning, M.D.,
San Francisco ; George W. Palmer, M.D.,
The officers being elected, Leonard Pratt,
M.D., of San Jose read the first paper on
"Comparative Clinical Medicine." "A
Case of Purpura Arthriticia" was then
ably discussed by George H. Martin, M.D.,
of San Jose. This met with much appro
val and was highly interesting.
The following are the subjects discussed
during the four meetings held thus far:
Under obstretrics were: 'Ergot," Dr. Sid
ney Worth; "Midwifery," Dr. Susan J.
Fenton, Oakland ; "Prevention of Painful
Labors," Dr. E. W. Bradley, Oakland.
Under gynrecology were : "Surgical Treat
ment of Uterine Fibrands," with report of
twelve successive cases; 'A Year's Re
port of Surgical Work in the Sanitarium,"
Dr. James W. Worth, San Francisco;
"Some Proving on Women," Dr. Susan J.
Fenton, Oakland ; "Use and Abuse of the
Curette," Dr. Carrie A. Goss, San Jose.
Under materia medica and provings,
whichwasthe most important thus fartaken
up, many valuable papers were read,
among the ablest being "Arsenic; Its Uses
and Limitations in Practice," by Dr.
Eleanor F. Martin of San Francisco. Dr.
H. R. Arndt of San Diego and Dr. William
BoericKe of San Francisco read papers on
the same subject, which was also widely
The members are working attentively
and expect to finish to-morrow.
To-night a large excursion drove around
the Seventeen-mile drive.
VALUABLE GEMS SEIZED
Santa Barbara Customs Offi
cers Make an Important
An Attempt to Smuggle Jewelry
on the Bark Duke of
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May 9.— A
little before noon to-day Deputy Customs
Officer Fred Forbush of this place and Of
ficer Johnson of Los Angeles, who, with
Deputy True, had been sharing the regular
watch upon the bark Duke of Argyle, made
a discovery that bids fair to be important,
and get some one into trouble with Uncle
The bark arrived in port from Newcastle,
N. S. W., more than a week ago, with 1300
tons of coal assigned to S. B. Williams,
president of the Santa Uurbara Gas Com
pany. Captain Golightly proceeded to
Los Angeles and secured his necessary
papers before commencing to discharge
his cargo, which he began doing on the
A vigilant watch was kept upon her and
all her men, after the custom with ships
hailing from foreign ports where dutiable
goods might be smuggled ashore. In
this case certain news received by
the customs service made the officers per
haps more vigilant than usual, but at
first nothing rewarded their watch and
they were beginning to think that the in
formation they had received might be un
The Sanla Barbara harbor is not thronged
with shipping, and any suspicious move
ments by day or night would be sure to be
noted. This forenoon, however, one of the
men on board the ship, a German,
whose name has so far been with
held, and who is variously reported
to have been a deckhand and a stowaway,
made preparations to go ashore. This man,
who had the jewels in his possession, is said
to be a musician by profession and to be
engaged to play in the Santa Barbara city
band, whose leader, "Wiedenbeck, is said
be his personal friend and whom he was
preparing to join. •
Officers Johnson and Forbush stepped
up and opened his valise, in which they
found two mysterious-looking packages,
one of which was sealed. Opening
the other, their eyes were dazzled by
the prismatic colors and flashing lights
of a quantity of opals, apparently the
precious Australian gem. Realizing that
the discovery might be an important one
they decided not to open the sealed pack
age, except in the presence of their chief,
and Mr. Sjoberg, deputy collector of San
Pedro port, was at once wired to come up.
He arrived on the evening train, but as
the two packages had meantime been
placed in the County National Bank for
safekeeping he decided to postpone any
further investigation until 10 o'clock to
morrow, when the bank reopens. No
one yet knows the value of this
seizure. The precious opal is a very
valuable gem and the unopened package,
which is large, may prove to have dia
monds or rubies in it. At the same time
it must be remembered that no expert
has yet examined the gems, and if it should
prove that they were merely fire opals
they might not be worth flO a pound, as
Mr. Sjoberg wisely observes, for Mexican
opals of this character are now mined in
quantity and are a drug in the gem mar
kets of the world.
It is also possible that the remaining
package may contain gimcracks for the
children of the Teutonic gentleman's
friends; nevertheless everybody here
is on the tiptoe of expectation as to
the result of the opening of that
mysterious sealed package. The man who
undertook to bring the pretty stones
ashore is not yet under arrest and will not
be until the value of his packages and the
question of their dutiable or non-dutiable
nature is settled. Nevertheless ne is under
close surveillance, and everywhere he goes
he is closely shadowed by a myrmidon of
the law. In this connection it is interest
ing to know that if the gems are of purest
ray serene there is a duty of 10 per cent
upon the uncut and 25 per cent on the cut
jewels. In their nasty inspection
of the opened packages the deputies
counted seven cut gems, the rest being un
cut. At all events one thing is certain,
however this prosaic, rational, modern
world may reason against effete supersti
tions, there is one man who will believe
that the opal is an unlucky stone to his
-EZOPjED WITH A BFAXIARD.
Miss Moore of Santa Clara formt a
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 9.— This evening
Miss Maude Moore, an estimable young
lady of Santa Clara, 20 years of age, eloped
with Jose Ramon Arguello, a dissipated
man of middle age, who was divorced from
a former wife nine years ago. He has a
daughter at Los Angeles, who is as old as
the girl he eloped with. Arguello has no
occupation and was known as a lounger
around saloons. Miss Moore is the only
daughter of C. E. Moore, the City Engineer
of Santa Clara.
Her parents knew that the girl was in
fatuated with Arguello, and did all they
could to prevent ihe marriage. Miss Moore
went out this evening to do some shopping
and did not return, and it was learned that
the couple went to San Jose and procured
a marriage license and were married.
The girl is a member of the Episcopal
church at Santa Clara and never had any
bad companions of either sex, and her in
fatuation for such a character is considered
very strange. Her mother is prostrated
TACOMA. SILVER MEETING.
Money Raised to Continue the Campaign
in the Xorthweat.
TACOMA, Wash , May 9.— A rousing
silver meeting was held this evening, the
sentiment of which was similar to that
which threw the tea overboard in Boston
harbor. The President Cleveland-Roths
child-Morgan syndicate and the gold
barons generally were denounced and
there was unanimous expression for free
coinage. Permanent organization was
effected and money raised to continue the
campaign in the Northwest for free silver.
ANCESTRY OF DURRANT.
Not of Austrian but English
Origin, Says the Grand
Still Believes His Grandson to Be
Innocent of the Crime Charged
LOS ANGELES, Cau, May 9.— A clip
ping from a San Francisco paper stating
that Theodore Durrant, the alleged mur
dnrer of Minnie Williams and Blanche
Lamont, was of Hungarian ancestry, was
shown to Thomas Durrant, grandfather of
the accused young man, to-day.
The old man read the article and re
marked: "That is news to me. My grand
son is of English descent. I was born in
England myself, in the village of Holt,
County Norfolk, about ten miles from
Sandringham Palace, the Prince of Wales'
country seat. So far as I know, all the
Durrants are English. The family name,
when accented on the last syllable, sounds
French, but properly pronounced, the ac
cent is on the first syllable, which makes it
quite English. The story that I came to
this country from Austria is absurd."
Mr. Durrant aaded that he left England
and settled in Canada in 1845, being lo
cated in Toronto for many years, from
which place the family emigrated to Cali
fornia in 1882. He came from San Fran
cisco to Los Angeles about two years ago.
"No, I do not consider my grandson
guilty," said the old man. "Knowing the
boy so well, I do not think it possible that
he could have committed such a crime.
There is strong circumstantial evidence
against him, I admit, but not strong
enough to convict him. I have yet failed
to note any circumstance to connect him
directly with the killing of either of the
girls. If it can be proved beyond a doubt
that he is guilty then I hope the law will
take its course. I would not raise my
hand to save him from the gallows if I be
lieved him guilty."
When asked who he thought was the
I guilty party if his grandson was inno
cent, Mr. Durrant said, undoubtedly some
one connected with Emmanuel Church
and as familiar with the premises as
Theodore, but who it was he could not
conjecture. If the detectives had ar
rested all parties who had access to the
church and not confined their investiga
tion solely to his grandson the real cul
prit might have been discovered.
Theodore Durrant's father was in Los
Angeles several months ago trying to in
terest some capitalists to join him in es
tablishing a shoe factory here. He had a
plant at Oakland, which he desired to re
move to this city, but did not receive the
proper encouragement. He was after
ward obliged to sell it, and the elder Dur
rant says his son has already bankrupted
himself in trying to defend Theodore.
KILLED BY A TRAMP
Aged Woman in the Carson
Valley Murdered by an
The Body Placed on a Bed and
Set on Fire — Sheriff's Posse
Organized for Pursuit.
CARSON. Nev., May 9.— Yesterday after
noon, between 1 and 4 o'clock, Mrs. Sars
man, an old lady living near Cradlebaughs
bridge, about fourteen miles from Carson,
in Carson Valley, was brutally murdered
by a tramp. Her husband went out in the
tield about 1 o'clock to irrigate and spent
the afternoon about half a mile from the
house, leaving her knitting by a window.
When he returned at 4 o'clock he found
smoke issuing from the- bedroom, and,
rushing in, found the bed in flames. He
called for his wife, and, hearing no re
sponse, proceeded to extinguish the tiames
with buckets of water and then went about
the premises to find his wife. He finally
discovered blood on the noor where he had
left her sitting and traced it to the bed
room. Lifting up the charred bed he found
the dead body of his wife, with her head
crushed in with blows of a hatchet and the
lower part of the body scorched and
blistered by the heat.
Sarsman at once drove to a neighbor's
bouse and gave the alarm, and soon the
report of the murder spread over the
yalley. A horseman was sent to Genoa to
notify the authorities, and the Sheriff
started in pursuit of a tramp, who, about
4 o'clock, had been noticed hurrying along
the road to Gardnerville and continually
looking back as if in fear of pursuit. The
man was in jail here not long ago and had
a very bad character. At the present writ
ing a Sheriff's posse are reported on the
trail, following the tramp into the Pine
Nut Mountains, but they have not yet re
QOTERNOR HVl>l> TA.ZKB.
Scott One of the leading Candidates for !
SANTA ROSA, Cal., May 9.-Seen in
his box at the Athenaeum to-night, during j
the Roncovieri concert, Governor Budd
was questioned as to the truth of the re
port that he had appointed T. Chalmers
Scott to be adjutant-general of the National
Guard. He said :
"I have made no appointment as yet,
but will do so dnring the course of next
week at the time I divide the National
Guard into brigades, as provided by the
new law. I have not decided upon the
man for adjutant-general, but the appoint
ment will go south of Tehachapi and to
one of four men I have in mind. They \
are Major Driffel, Chalmers Scott, Colonel ;
Corcoran of San Diego and Major A. v\. ,
Barrett. The latter is an old soldier, and
had charge of the Soldiers' Home at Santa
Monica. He is in no sense a candidate.
Tulare BaptittM Meet.*
FRESNO, CAL.,May9.-The Tulare Bap
tist Association convened here this morn
ing and will hold a three days' meeting.
About seventy-five delegates representing
churches in six counties are in attendance.
FOUGHT FOR MONTHS
Close of a Remarkable
Drawn Out Legisla
Over Two Hundred Ballots
Cast Without Electing a
DUPONT CLAIMS A VICTORY.
Peculiar Tangle Left for the United
States Senate to Finally
DOVER, Del., May 9.— The General
Assembly of Delaware adjourned sine die
at 3 o'clock this afternoon without having
selected a successor to Senator Higgins, al
though the Republicans claim their lead
ing candidate, Colonel Henry A. Dupont,
was legally elected. The matter will prob
ably be taken to the United States Senate
for a decision.
The two hundred and eleventh ballot
since the deadlock began, four months ago,
and the last of the session, was taken a
few minutes before 3 o'clock. It resulted:
Henry A. Dupont (R.) 15, J. Edward Ad
dicks (R.) 4, Edward Ridgely (D.) 9, Tun
nell (D.) 1.
During the day the Democrats filibus
tered with the object of preventing ballot
ing and when the State House clock rang
out the hour of 3 and sounded the death-
knell of the legislative session of 1895 the
clerk was in the midst of a rollcall on a
dilatory motion made by a Democrat. As
soon as Governor Watson (D.), who, by
reason of the fact that he was Speaker of
the Senate before his elevation to the
gubernatorial chair upon the death of
Governor Marvil, presided over the joint
session, announced the sine die adjourn
ment, Speaker of the House McMullin (R.)
arose and formally declared Henry A.
Dupont elected United Btates Senator.
This action had previously been agreed
upon by the Republican leaders. The
Delaware Legislature is composed of
twenty-one Representatives and nine Sen
ators, sixteen being a majority on joint
ballot. The Republicans claim that when
Watson, by virtue of his position aa
Speaker of the Senate, succeeded to the
governorship upon the death of Governor
Marvil one month ago, the number of Sen
ators was reduced to eight, and therefore
there were only twenty -nine on joint ballot
and that fifteen votes constituted a ma
On the other hand the Democrats and
governor Watson claim the law distinctly
declares that the "Speaker of the Senate"
shall become Governor. Therefore if Mr.
Watson withdraws from the Senate he
ceases to be "Speaker of the Senate" and
consequently loses the governorship.
The Senatorial question is likely to oc
cupy a large amount of public attention
for months to come. Whether the Gov
ernor has a right to appoint is a disputed
question. If he has the appointment will
be only until the next Legislature, which,
meets in January, 1896, unless sooner
called together by the Governor. This
latter contingency is not probable, how
J. Edward Addicks has made good his
threat uttered at the very beginning of the
contest to prevent the election of a Kepub
lican Senator from Delaware if he could
not secure the prize for himself.
Colonel Henry A. Dupont, who will
make the contest for the senatorship, is a
member of the famous Dupont family,
who have been manufacturers of powder
and other explosives in "Wilmington, this
State, for over a century. He is the son of
the late General Henry Dupont, and was
born at Brandywine Banks in 1836. He
attended the University of Pennsylvania,
and was appointed to the United Statea
Military Academy at West Point, gradua
ting in 1861. He entered the Fifth United
States Artillery and served through the
Civil War. Colonel Dnpont has Been a
Republican ever since the organization of
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