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WASHESTGKTON, D. C, SATURDAY MORNESTG, APBXL 20, 1895 EIGHT PAGES.
VOL. 2. DtfO. 399.
LONDON AMERICANS MEET
Latest Utterance Is Addressed
to the English People.
PLEADS FOR UMTY IN FAITH
His Host Ardent Wish Is for Union or the
Anglican and Eoman Catholis Churches.
Such a Fusion, He Iniists, Is Essential as
an Efficacious Means of Defense Against
tho Inroads of Modern Error.
London, April 19. The Papal encyclical
In regard to the union or tho Anglican and
Eoman Catholic Churches, -which -will be
published here to-morrow. Is addressed
to the "Euglish people -who seek the king
dom of Christian unity or faith' It
opens -with an expression of a long-cherished
desire to addrets them in a tpecial letter
and thus give the illustrous English race
n. token of sincere affection.
After citing the evidences of the love and
care or Jtoman pontiffs for England from
the time of Gregory the Great his holiness
aludes to tho exertions made by England
to solve the social question for religious
education, charitable objocts, the strict
observaoe of Sunday, and the general
spirit of respect for Uie Scriptures and the
various manifestations of the power and
resources of tho British nation.
NEED OF UNITY IN FAITH.
Tbe Pope declares that men's labors,
whether iwbite or private, will not attain
full efficiency without appeals to God in
prayer, and wRhouttiiedivinoblessiiig. He
dwells upon the increasing need of unity
among those lioldiug the Christian faith as
the means of defence against the inroad of
"No thought could be more welcome to
our bout," tle Pope eays, "than that happy
unity of faith and wHlsfor which our Ke
dcpmer and Divine Master prayed in earnest
supplication, a unity, -which, ir useful at all
times, even for temporal interests, both at
liome and abroad, is shown by the vory
divisions and confusions of these days to be
more than everneodful."
The Pope turns to all in England, to what
ever community or institution they may
belong, dosinug to recall them to this
BELIES UPON ENGLISH CATHOLICS.
In thfe caose be calls '.first to his assist
ance tlie Catholics of England, whose
lailli and piety be knows by experience.
Ho invokes St. Gregory, St. Augustine,
BL Peter, and EU George, and above all
the Blessed Virgin to be his pleaders before
the throne of God that he may renew the
glory of ancient days.
His Holiness grants to all who piously
recite the prayer to the Blessed Virgin ap
pended to the Encyclical an indulgence of
SoO da ye. and he moreover smuts a plenary
indulgence once a month to those who J
xocne ii uauy.
The encyclical, which abouuds in biblical
quotations, concludes by calling the bless
ing of God upon the English people.
INCOWE TAX RETURNS.
Comibbloimr Miller Ht.tlniHta the lie
coljitH at $14,305,000.
Commissioner Miller, of the Internal
Revenue Bureau, has sent to Seoretary Car
lisle his estimates on the returns from tho
He states that telegraphic advices from
the collectors of tho several iuternal reve
nue districts indicate that the aggregate
amount of income tax shown by thereturns,
-which were filed before the lGth instant,
will be about 14,365,000.
Delayed returns and corrections it is
believed will considerably increase this
amount. The total expenditures on account
or the work, including necessary salaries
and allowances, to the end of the present
fiscal year, will not exceed $135,000.
The best judgment of the Treasury of
ficials is that, but for the adverse decision
of the Supreme Court, the amount earned
by tbe returns would have been about
30.000,000, which during the pendency
of the income tax-bill was the estimate of
ELKS' FIRST CHOWDER.
Several nnmlreil GiiPHtb Hail a Jolly
Time nt the Some Club.
It was a gala night at the Home Club of
tbe Elks, at No. 100G E street northwest,
last night. It was the occasion of the
first annual "chowder" and "smoker"
given by the club to its friends. Two
hundred and fifty Invited guests par
took of the bounteous spread provided by
the hospitable Elks.
After the supper a smoker was given In
the assembly ball, 'where a varied and
novel entertainment was given by local
talent and Bob Manchester's Japanese
Mr. Tomas Wilkinson, who was to
have acted as master of ceremonies, was un
able to be present on account of illness,
and Mr. John Maxwell ably filled his
Xexv Home for Itnshlmi Bnbies.
St. Petenaburg, April 19. A bazaar in
aid of the sew baby home, promoted by tlie
wives of the United States and British am
bassador here, was held to-day. Mr.
Clifton R Breckinridge, the United States
JUnlsu-r, and Mrs. Breckinridge, the
Sight Hon Sir Francis C LaBcclles, the
iritiih ambassador, and Lady Lascclles,
and the office, of the United States min
istry aud British embassy presided at tlie
stalls. Tlie elite of Rutsian society was
present. The Czar guve500 roubles toward
thefund for the home.
SoaUl of an $8,0000 Dog.
Little Rock, Ark., April 19. Sir Belvi
dere, tbe most famous St. Bernard dog in
the world, died at tho Argyll kennels in this
city last night of gastritis. Sir Belvidero
-was bred by Green, near Liverpool, in
18b7. Mr. Pratt, proprietor or the Argyll
kennels, bought tho dog two years ago from
Col. Beit, of New York, for 8,000. Sir
Belvidero has won first prizes in every
bench show in which he has participated,
both in Europe and America.
ImlloljuoutH Found and Ignored.
Indictments were returned yesterday as
follows: Housebreaking, Lee Baker, two
cases. Larceny from person, George B.
Charges were ignored by the grad jury as
follows. Murder of Reuben Footer, A. "W.
Green. "Violation of internal revenue law,
Charles Fischer. Larceny, Charles and
Henrietta, Young. Violation of Sec.
3893 R. S. U. S., William T. Duff.
Murdered the Judge of Chinatown.
Philadelphia, April 19. Leo Gnm You,
a Chinese laundry men, was to-day convicted
of murder in the first degree in shooting
Lee Hong Quong, a "wealthy merchant
aud "judge of Chinatown" on November
29 last. Amotiouforanewtrialwasmade.
Planked shad dinners every Sunday at
Marshall Hall Steamer Macalcster leaves
atlla. in aud 2 SO p.m.
Inaugural Dinner Given in the Gilt
Hall of Cafe Royal.
Amhassador Bayard Presided and Prominent
Americans From All Gver England
and From Fans Were There.
London, April 19. To-night the inau
gural dinner of the "American Society in
London" was held at the Cafe Royal, pre
sided over by the Hon. Thomas F. Bay
ard, the American Ambassador. The ban
quet was given in the gilt dining hall,
which was beautifully decorated with fes
toons of American flags. Over the chair
man's table was a mosaic portiait of
Washington, surrounded by American flags.
One hundred and ff ty of the most prom
inent Americans in England wire pres
ent, and, in addition, some members of the
American colony in Paris, who came to
London especially to attend tho banquet.
Mr. Bayard had at his right h-it'd the
nou. J. B.Eu6tl6, the American mbasdor
to France, and at his left Mr. Andrew
Carnegie. The guests included the en
tire 6taff of the American embassy.
Mr. Bayard toasted the queen in a fe
licitous speech, and then the'P resident of
the United States, both toasts being re
ceived with uproarous cheering. In the
course of his speech, Mr. Bayard explained
the objects ot the society , and said he
hoped it would always uphold American
Replying to the toast, "Our Guests,"
Mr. Eustis said that such a society as this
ought to he organized in all, the principal
cities of Europe.
Somo three weeks ago Mr. n. B. Cham
berlain, an old newspaper man, approached
some of the leading Americans here with
the object of ascertaining their views on
the matter of forming a society. He also
consulted Mr. Bayard and Consul General
Collins, and found on all sides that the
suggestions thrown out by him were but
echoes of the feeling entertained by all.
Tlie circular sent out by the general com
mittee stated. "The object of the society
is the promotion of patriotic and social life
among Americans residing In London. Din
ners will be given on Washington's birth
day, the Fourth or July, Thanksgiving day,
and at other times during the year."
ARDKORB LIES IN ASHES.
iloht ProhperoiiH City in liitlliui Terri
tory Almost Wiped Out liy Fire.
Ardmore, I. T., April 19. Yesterday
most prosperous city in the Indian Terri
tory. This morning the entire business
portion of the city was wiped out by fire,
and to-day 150 business houses, among
which were many two and three-story
bricks, are a smoldering mnss of ruins.
The aggregate loss entailed is variously
estimated at between $500,000 and 800,
000, with the latter figures probably
nearer the correct amount. The insurance
wlllfoot up to but one-third of tlie loss.
The file started at 1 o'clock this morn
ing iu the large livery bam of Harper &
Cecil in Caddo 6treet. It sprend with mar
velous rapidity, and within less than an
hours time nearly every business house
on that street was In ruins. The city has
no flro company or water works, but the
whole male population turned out and des
perately fought the flames.
Twenty-six livery horses were roasted
alive in Harper & Cecil's stables, and a
man named Ncu , a stranger who was per
mitted to sleep in the Imrn, was so badly
burned that he can not recover.
SHOT HIS DIV R ED WIFE.
William Cramer Vui an End to Her Life
and to His Own.
Decatur, 111., April 19. William Cramer
shot his divorced wife, Mrs. Emma
Bogardess, to-day. She -was papering a
second-story room when ho entered and
began firing. Tho first shot struck her J
the breast, tho Eecond In the stomach, and
the third in the hip. She got down stairs,
then fell. Sho will die.
Cramer fired one shot into his own heart
and died almost instantly. He has been
a "Wabash fireman. Of late he has been
drinking and threatening to kill his former
wife for marrying again.
Mtno. llejune To-ilny in Supplio."
Nothing finer from the artistic standpoint
has been seen in "Washington for many
years than "Divorcons," as it was played
last night at Allen's Grand Opera House.
Madame Rejane, M. Numes and M. Glides
In the third act carry the logic of the play to
the reductio and absurdum. M. Numes
waB tho "Des Prunneles," and M. Glides
the "Adhemard Grotiguon," Madame
Rejane being of course "Cyprienne." M.
Gildes was ineffably funny, while the inter
changeorwit,hummor,3ibeandjeBtbetwcen Madame Rejane and M. Numes especially
in tho tipsy scene, to say nothing or the
vivacity and artiBtic graces ot the action,
delicious. "Sappho"' will be played at
the matinee to-day.
CiiurKMl With Kinl)7zIflllPiit.
Edward Stewart, a young white man,
charged with embezzling 40 from Walter
S. Griffith, of No. 337 Pennsylvania
avenue northwest, by whom ho was eni
polyed, was arrested early yesterday morn
ing by policemen of the Fourth precinetfor
Detective George Boyd and turned over to
him later in the day. Stewart, it is alleged,
got away with tho funds during the early
part of March and left town, returning
ouly a few days ago. He will bo tried in the
police court to-day.
Stndy of the Bible.
The sixth anniversary of the American
Society of Religious Education, the second
since its headquarters were removed to
Washington, will be held on Wednesday
evening the 24th, in First Congrega
tional Church. An unusually attractive
programme has been arranged. Gen. John
Eaton, tho president, will preside. The
music will be under the charge of Prof.
P. S. Foster. Prajer will lie offered by
Rev. Hugh Johnston, D. D., of Metropoli
tan M. u. Church.
Suit to Kxecute n Trust.
Parthenia Dyson yesterday sued D.
Carroll Dfggs and Jacob H. Hnpp, trustees,
sub to square 153. The property belongs
to Charles "V. Trott and the complainant
holds his notes for $3,25i. There are
other claims against tho property for
$1,74G. Mr. Biggs refuses to execute tho
Comptroller 3Innsur' 1'uneral.
Richmond. Mo., April 19. The funeral of
the late Charles H. Mansur, deputy comp
troller of the Treasury, took place from the
residence of his Bon-in-law, Joseph N.
Ewing, this afternoon, and was attended
by many prominent State officials. The
services were conducted under the auspices
of the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities.
not Words Were Swapped.
Health Inspector Beaumont wont yester
day to make anoxamlnatlon of tho premises,
No. 1220 Twelfth street southeast, and
was denied admission by the tenant, George
W. Roby. Hot -words were swapped and
Policeman Arnold landed Boby at station
k" ilk I '
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Consolidation of Washington and
Georgetown Gas Companies.
SHREWD EVASION OP THE LAW
Poor People of the West End Pay More for
Their Gas Than Their Fellow-citizens
East of Book Creek Good Things in Both
Companies That Are Fashed Along by
One Sot of Capitalists Looks Strange.
Bread and butter, meat and vegetables,
calicoes, silks, and satins are sold at the
same prices on both sides of Rock Creek
within the corporate limits of Washing
With gas it is different,
'if a poor man owes a butcher's bill for
seven or ten days in Georgetown or Wash
ington and eventually pays it, he is not
fiued for his honesty.
It is different with gas.
In Washington people pay $1.25 cash a
thousand for gas. In Georgetown, that
Is in the same city, tlie people pay $1.50
per thousand. In Washington if you don't
pay cash your bill will be S1.50a thousand,
but in Georgetown you must pay $1.75
a thousaud it you haven't gotthe cash when
the bill is due.
BETWEEN TWO EVILS.
As a choice between two evils, It per
haps had been better that tlie Washington
Gas Company had continued since 1818
to have the monopoly on both sides of
Rock Creek. In 1873 the act. of 1S54,
creating the Georgetown company, Tvas
amended in tlie respect, that all tho rights
of the Washington Gas Light Company on
the west side ot Rock Creek were taken
away and repealed.
The act creating the Geogretown Gas
Company provided that its capital should
be $150,000, in shares of $25 each Its
canltal stock is still listed at $150,000, but
the shares were held on Thursday at55 1-4.
Mr. Frank H. Pelouse, stock broker, said
yestorday that there was very little activity
In these stocks. It appears to be too good
a thing to change hands very often. On
his books he showed that the sales did not
Teach an average of 25 in the past four
Mr. Pelouse was askod if there were
stocks of the Washington Gaslight Company
for sale. He said that buying stocks in the
one company was almost the same thing
now as buying it in tho other for ho believed
thatthe Georgetown companyand the Wash
ington company arc to be consolidated. Ho
had noticed, ho said, that tho former presi
dent of the Georgetown company was now
with tho Washington company, aud that tho
secretary of tho latter -was a director in
the Georgetown company.
CONSOLIDATION IS DISCUSSED.
MrPelouse could not say when tho con
solidation would take place, but that it
had been discussed for some time.
"Why," he said, "the majority of tho stock
of the Georgetown company is already in
the bands ot tho Washington Gaslight Com
pany, or of those friendly to that company."
Perhaps there will bo some grand move
like this in the nearruturo, as by thiB means
the Washington company will regain tho
territory lost by tho act of 1878. And
then there will be only one gigantic gaslight
ir the fact is that the Washington Com
pany or "its friends" owns the majority of
the stock of the Georgetown Company, the
rormer is really getting two separate
prices for gas from the rich and poor of
Washington alike. They aro at least en
joying the revenues on stocks of two dif
ferent companies which in the same city
charge different prices for gas.
In other words the Washington" Gaslight
Company is reported to own a majority of
the stock in another company which
charges 25 cents more per thousand for gas
than its owners.
Benevolent Society election.
The Italian Benevolent Society has elected
tho following officers: President, Angelo
Ghlselll; vice president, S. Desio; secre
taries, Joseph A. Pessagno, F. P. Rallo;
treasurers, L. Simi, G. Arancio; trustees,
A. Fvarlni, D. Crestofani, G. Riani; mar
shals, O. Titalo, G. Gatto; flag carriers,
G. M. Lerega, A.. A. Massino; standard
bearer, Nicola Massino; doorkeeper, A.
Casaleggl; commltteo for orphans, M. Lau
renzi , F. Sanfellipo , A. Pessagno.
Planked shad dinners every week day at
Marshall Hall. Steamer Macalester leaves
at 10 a. m.
Faithful to His Employers.
ONLY A SPLICED ROPE BROKE
But It Caused the Death of Tko Men
and Hurt Seven.
Negligence of a Foroman Occasions tho Col-
lapse of Hoisting Machinery in Chi
cago Shipbuilding -Yards.
Chicago, April 19. Two men were
killed and seven Injured by the collapse
of hoisting machinery in the Chicago ship
building yards at South Chicago to-day.
The dead are:
The injured: John Connelly, J. J.
Hand. William McCalllon,.Mlchael Cusick,
Frank Carver Colemur, William Hardyke,
fourteen years of age; narry Price. Each
of the last three was slightly injured.
The hoisting apparatus was used in tlie
construction of the steel merchant steamer
"Arcadia." The beams were sprung above
tlie half-completed vessel at intervals of
fifty feet from htcm to stern. They were
held In place by wire guy ropes fastened
to stanchions on the ground at the ship's
One of the small guy ropes broke. Under
the increased strain on the remaining
stays, one of them snapped, and with it a
heavy cable gavo way. The bow beam
fell as Its supports were weakened and
kuocked the other three girders down one
Thirty men were at work on the decks
under the girders when ihe acciUent hap
pened. Blake and Harvey were at work
riveting tlie plates on tlie deck and were
struck by tlie same pole. Both men were
struck iu the ciiest and killed instantly.
The rope which broke find been broken
once and spliced by tlie foreman who al
lowed It to remain In use against orders.
KORTON CADETS' TESTIMONIAL.
lirillinnt Anilioncu V.'ns Entertained lr
Many 1'lno Events.
Tho testimonial benefit tendered the
Morton Cadets at Metzerott's Hall last
evening was attended by a large and bril
liant audience, and will be numbered among
tho most successful and enjoyable events
of tho season.
The programme contained many excel
lent vocal and instrumental selections.
Those who took part wJre the Carroll In
stitute orchestra, directed by Sol Minster,
the Apollo quartette, George O'Connor, Miss
Annie Lewis, Cullen and Collins, Prof.
Mariano Maina, Hub Smith, Miss Mary
Helen Howe, and the Philharmonic quar
tette. The last number on the programme was
an individual competition drill of the
officers of the High Sqbool Cadet Regi
ment. Tho-compctltors were Majors Domer
and Steward, Capts. Auer, English, Butts,
Grayson, Jones, and Tausig, Licuts. Graff,
Marco, uuttfl, Tolson, Solomon,' schil
ling, and Brock, and . Ir. McKee.
The soldiers presented jx very f hie ap
pearance and went through the manual of
arms with ease and precision.' As fast as
one was found wanting in some "fine
point" he was dropped out until finally
only Captains Auer and Taosig were left.
Then it took but a short while to make the
choice which fell to CapLi Tausig, amid
thundering applause. '
The squad was drilled by. Lieutenant
Colonel Harry Leonard, wth Capts. W.
E. Horton and Clarence B.'Story as judges..
The prize, a handsome gold medal, do
nated by jeweler J. Earr, was presented
with appropriate Temarks,t"Q, Capt. Tausig,
by Capt. Story.
Squeezed Out ly the, Standard.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 19.-011 closed at
$2.20 to-day, and the Standard picked the
exchange of about all the certificates that
waslef t to trade on. Everybody who could
sold out ofthestaudard. JobuD. Barbour,
a prominent broker, expressed the situation
in this way:
"The Standard wanted to squeeze out the
certificate holdersand ithas done60. There
is not a bit of ammunition left for the ex
change." . H e
Ex-Senntor Wilson Dying.
Fairfield, Iowa, April 19. Ex-Senator
Wilson has been unconscious all day.
P.hyHlcians say he cannot live through the
JLookod XTp for Thrqnts.
Edward L. Benton, Jr., Tvas arrested last
night by Policeman Breman, of tho Sixth
I preoinct, andlockedup, charged with threats
against Robinson White,
Alexandria County in the Throes
of a Hot Contest.
INFLUENCE OF THE OUTLAWS
Commonwealth Attorney Johnson, Who Is a
Candidato for Renomication, Is Said by
His Oppoaonts to Be the Minion of the
Alexander Island Management and He
Has Signally Failed to Prosecute Thsm.
the county of Alexandria will bo pulled off
on May 23, and political heat grows redder
as the days are ticked away.
The two candidates are Mr. Will W.
Douglas, who is said to represent the reputa
ble element of the county, and R. W. John
son, the present incumbent, who is said
to be backed by tho garabluig and' thieving
' element saddled on the county by the races.
It is a contest between law .ind order on
tho one side, and lawlessness and disorder
on tho other.
The people of Alexandria j'inty who
honor tho laws they helped to make; who
abhor vice, who respect honesty and who
cherish tho traditions of their State are
arrajed against that element which "would
blacken the escutcheon of tlie Old Dominion
and make tho namo "Vnginia" a synonym
for disorder and crime.
PARTISAN LINES OBLITErt.VTED.
In the coming contest couuty politics aro
paramount to either national or State af
fairs. Partisan lines are obliterated, tho
simple proposition being, "Shall Iiook mak
ing, pool-selling, unlicensed bars, poker
Joints, shell games, sweat boards, faro hells,
dives or infamy, and Sabbath desecration be
permitted, or sha.ll tho laws of Virginia
against these crimes be upheld mid the
transgressors punished for their trans
gressions?" Charges of flagrant derelictiou of duty
are being made against the present com
monwealth attorney, and his replies aro
feeble, languid, vague and despairing .
He is accused of being the minion or the
Alexander Island management.
He is accused of insuring them protection..
He is nccused of blocking the processes
of the law by refusing to proisecute people
against whom Indictments have been found.
Thche accusations are freely made in every
political meeting held by the friends of his
opponent, and iu view or the existence or
certain facts they seem to be based more in
reason than in partisan rant.
Prominent Republicans who helped elect
him have deberted him, and ascribe as their
motive his refusal to apply tho laws. It
is known that quite a numberof indictments
found by the grand jury rest unacted on.
The excuse of the commonwealth attorney
is that tho testimony is defective. The
same evidence found by the "grand Jury
sufficient to warrant an indictment is at
the disposal of the commonwealth attorney.
JOHNSON IS CONSPIOUOU8.
Commonwealth Attorney Johnson is a
conspicuous figuro on the race tracks;
he runs his horses there and bets heavily.
This seems to give color to the charge
made by his opponents that the reason of
his refusal toenforce tho law is that ho Is
in collusiou with the track management.
Ho could scarcely be ignorant of the fact
that gambling and illicit liquor sales are
prosecuted daily and Sunday at Jacksor
City, at Turvey's, at Holtzmnn's, and at
other places, and he has thus far failed to
take out a raiding warrant as the law of
Virginia directs he should.
These are some of the things which are
being talked about at every cross roads and
wayside in tho districts of Jerferson,
Arlington, and Washington, in Alexandua
The total vote of tho county is 900 and the
nunlber of purchasable votes is calculated
at 500. It is on these that tho Alexander
gangs bank. On tho other hand it is
maintained that becauso of the Walton
election law, which is a modification of tho
Australian ballot system, theso vote?, if
purchased, may not be delivered.
A large part of the honorable liquor
men are opposed to Joh nsonbecause o fa feud
betwwen him and tho Clark-Hume element.
Then Clements, who has served a term as
commonwealth attorney and was defeated
last election by Johnson and who has been
talked about as a candidate this year, will
probably not run, but may throw his in
fluence to Douglas.
Politics is redhot in Alexandria county.
Planked shad dinners every week day at
Marshall Hall. Steamer Macalester leaves
at 10 a. ni.
Coroner's Jury Holds That He
Murdered Minnie Williams.
STAGGERED BY THE VERDICT
Pockctbook Containing a Card With the
Dead Girl's Name Written On It and
Which Was Found in tat Prisoner's Ccat
Identified fcy Anothsr lady as Xer Prop
ertyHis Mother Has Exculpating Proof.
San Francisco, Cal., April 19. Tho
crowd of curiosity seekers was present
when the inquiry into the killing of Min
nie Williams was resumed Uiis morning.
Durant and his attorneys were also pres
ent. Eler Wolff, tlie young man whose state
ments have been questioned recently, was
recalled to the stand and offered to produce
witnesses to substantiate all that he had
previously said in regard to his movements
on the night Minnie Williams was mur
dered, but tlie coroner declined the offer,
and both that official and chief of police
said Uiey were satisfied with Wolff's
statements and did not believe he was
connected with the crime-
Twoof Durant'scomrades in the National
Guard Company were examined and said
that on the afternoon of the night that
Minnie Williams was murdered they saw
Durant loitering about tlie ferry at the
Toot of Market btreet, and talked to him.
They said Durant told them lie did not
expect to be at the armory that night
and he akcd them to respond to his name
SHE WAS CHOKED TO DEATH.
Dr. Barttett, who conducted the au
topsy, testified that Minnie Williams
died of asphyxiation, as a result of having
part of her clothing forced down her throat
by the murderer, and that the knife
wounds found on various parts of Iht
body were inflicted after her death. He
also testified that the girl had been out
raged, and that previous to the time of
the tragedy she had led a blameless life.
Several other witnesses were examined
on minor matters, and about 11 o'chtck
the coroner announced that he had no more
testimony to offer, though he called Du
rant to the stand, and the latter left his
seat as If to present himself for examina
tion, and then looked toward his attor
neys, who advised him not to speak, and
no further effort was made to question him.
The jury did not occupy an hour In de
liberating, and returned a verdict before
noon charging Durant with the murder of
Minnie Williams. It was the case of her
death only that was being Investigated.
The case of the murder of Blanche La
mont will be taken up later.
Durant was not present when the jury
brought in their verdict.
When the verdict was shown him after
his return to the city prison, his face flushed
for the first time since the terrible crime of
which he Is accuEed was discovered.
DDENTIFYING THE POCKETBOOK.
Miss Gcrtrudo Faber, a step-sister of
Elmer Woltf, the youngman whosenamehad
beeu frequently mentioned in the case within
the paBt few days, has come forward and
identified as her property the pocketbook
which was found on the San Bruno road
by a clam digger and which contained Eome
papers, among which was a business card
of Dr. Vogel, on the back or which was
written the name or Miss Williams.
MiBsTabersaysthatshe missed thepocket
book some time ago while out riding near
the Taber ranch on the San Bruno road and
explains the pretence ot a card with Miss
Williams name on it by saying that Miss
Williams visited her some weeks ago and
wrote her address on one of Dr? Vogel's
Elmer Wolff's testimony at the invuest
was slightly mixed, and some of Durant's
friends thought he knew more of the crime
than he wished to tell, and pointed to the
finding of the pocket-book to substantiate
their claim. It Is a peculiar coincidence
that the pocket-book should have been
lost by one so closely Telated to Wolff
and found at this critical time.
FIGHTING FOR HER SON.
Mra. Durant, mother of the accused,
says that she has evidence for the defense
which will upset the bearing of the state
ment of Witness Hill, who testified be
fore the coroner's jury that he had seen a
couple answering the description of
Durant and the dead girl standing near
the church about S.30 on tho nignt and
who afterward entered the church yard.
Mrs. Durant says that a young couple
has como to her and stated that they
entered the church yard about the time
Hill claims to have seen a couple pass
into the front gate.
This afternoon the police received
information frorrrja laundry that a pair
of bloody trousers had been left for clean
ing. The police say that the trousers arc
too big for Durant. but that they will
trace the clew to find the owner.
FITZSUMOTIS PUTS UP.
Corhett otiflrd by His Manager and Will
Go in Training at Once.
Indianapolib, Ind., April 19. Champion
J. J. Corbett this afternoon received the
following telegram from his manager,
William Brady: "Fitzslmmons will put
his money up Monday next, sure, and it's
a go. Take care of yourself."
"That settles it at last," said the cham
pion, "and I now for the first time feel
sure that the match is a go. I shall close
my theatrical dates at St. Louis two weeks
earlier than 1 expected, and after a rest of
three weeks will go into active training
at Asbury Tark.
"I am certainly glad that the match is
closed, for I have been anxious to show
the world the merits of the two men.
"I expect to win, as I think I out
class Fitzslmmons, who is a clever man,
and I will go Into the ring in better con
dition than ever before.
"I think I know every blow and move
In boxing, and I am sure that I shall never
be put out except by a chance blow, which
is something that might happen to any
GOOD THING FOR COLORADO.
Her Silver Mlnen Will lie Kept Iiny l,y
Denver, Colo., April 10. A special
dispatch to the Times from New York,
000 to be paid by China to Japan Is to be
in silver and made in six annual payments
created a stir in this city. President D. II.
Moffatt, of the First National Bank, said:
"It will mako silver steadier for some
time to come, aud by creating a demand will
make the price still higher. It will be a good
ttiing'f or Colorado."
Other bankers and those interested in the
silver mines express the same opinion.
Satulliuggor on Beventli Street.
L. F. Williams, a salesman, residing at
No. 622 E street-northwest, 'reported to
No. 1 police station last evonlng that about
3 o'clock yestedarymorningho was assaulted
by unknown parties with a sand bag on
Seventh street, near K, and after being
knocked senseless was robbed of his pocket
"wr. nonrftinlnre KI&.
Times will have two
more pages than
The Separate Colored
Picture will be more
beautiful than ever.
It's a perfect water col
Here are a few of the
special features. They
are LOCAL in charac
ter. There's no windy
padding about unin
teresting things in The
the: r :
An exclusive story with
illustrations ot Bride,
Groom and Fu
How many of our prom
inent feminine residents
net in bucket shops.
Told by an oye witaes3
who lives in Washing
ton, and who was the
first to reach tbe tox
after the shooting.
I1 Local Women 1
In Business and Pro- !
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Doctors, Dentists, ii I
and Merehnnts Illll
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HI Flying Machine.
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