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OPEN AIR S ILVER MEETING HELD lMS : .IN DENVER. Slbly and Warner Address the Largest As semblage Ever Brought Together In the Clty--CIee!nd's Letter Furnishes the Text. Denver, Colo., April 16. The open air meeting this afternoon adressed by the silver champions was the largest ever assembled in Denver. Ex-Congressman Sibley was the first speaker and he plunged deeply into his subject at the very beginning. He advised the de basement of partisanship and the ele vation of patriotism. Frantic appeals have been made by the gold bugs to the bankers and business men to educate the people In regard to "sound money," but he thought there were so many peo ple who needed education in that way that the goldltes had a hopeless task and one that was dally becoming more so. The speaker told many amusing stories, illustrating the points made, but the burden of the entire speech was i that it was necessary to unite If hope was to be entertained for the ultimate redemption of silver. "Shake off party shells." he said, and unite under the free silver banner, not as Republicans, not as Democrats, nor yet as Populists, but as free born American citizens." At the end of his speech Mr. Sibley announced that owing to the serious illness of his sister he would end his tour here and start for Pennsylvania to night. GENERAL WARNER SPEAKS. General Warner was then introduced. "We are face to face," ho said, "with the question, What Is to be our money, how is it to be supplied?" He showed how the money question is the domi nant one In politics today. "The line of battle is drawn; mono metallism on one side and bimetallism on the other." He then proceeded to analyze the chances of the restoration of silver within party lines, and showed plainly its impossibility. He showed how the parties were Bpllt on the question and if either should adopt a free silver plank that It would be the cause of its downfall. "Stay with the party," he said, "and you may save the spoils of ofiice that's all. Party lines must be submerged for the present and free sliver men must unite on some one candidate for their suport. We present for your con sideration Mr Sibley and however much you may turn the search light of investigation on his character, you will not find a blot. He would be the first real president since Lincoln If he were chosen." He warned his hearers aglnst putting their trust In an International confer ence. "As well," he said, "for our pro tection friends to propose an Interna tional confernce on the tariff. Ameri ca must and will take care of Itself." Both speakers were frequently Inter rupted with bursts of aplause. General Warner proceeds from Denver through Colorado and to the Pacific coast. General Warner In an Interview stig matized Cleveland's financial letter as a dishonest representation of facts, which contained an acknowledgement of the great battle that is pending. Mr. Sibley said that from a hasty perusal of the letter he judges It was a string of glittering generalities, empty words, signifying nothing.' General Warner characterized the letter as stupid. Denver, Colo., April 16. Regarding President Cleveland's letter to the Chi cago committee, the Rocky Mountain News says: The actor at Washlnton now appears without his disguise. He throws the weight of his great position on the side of the money kings and against the people. Threatened and alarmed by the rising flood of know ledge, they are hastening to solidify their forces in order that their clutch on the throat of industry may be main tained. The Republic says: In his letter contains the best argument that can be advanced In favor of the single stan dard gold standard, the intelligent peo ple of this country are certain to re pudiate that standard as soon as they can get an opportunity. Notes From Okliihoma City. Oklahoma City, O. T., April 16. The territorial hoard of education met to day at El Reno for the purpose of com pleting arrangements for the county normal institute and passing upon ap plications for conductors and instruc tors and to prepare a course of study for the normals and for county schools. The conductor's and Instructor's nor mal which meets at Edmund May 27, 28 and 29, promises to be a success, President D. R. Boyd of the university will act as conductor. Territorial Su perintendent E. D. Cameron will be llver the opening address. President E. D. Mundaugh of the agricultural col lege will deliver a lecture. Professor Edwin De Barr of the university will lecture on phyBlology. This ubject he will illustrate by demonstration. There will be a large attendance. The University of Oklahoma will close June 7. The basement Is being finished. Concrete floors have been laid. This will provide for laboratory work and furnish much needed con veniences. A large amount of appa ratus has been oreVred from Paris and Geneva. Hon. Champ Clark lectures April 29 under the auspices of the Plerean so ciety. The Historical society has a number of volumes of periodicals and newspapers ready for binding. The supreme court will hold a spe cial session this week for the purpose of redlstrlctlng the territory. The weather continues dry and the wind Is constant. The Chactaw will build to Wotonga In Blaine county soon. Application will be made for H. C. St. ohn being admitted to ball by his at torneys, Messrs Douglas and J. W. Johnson. The Easter services at St.Paul'sEpls copal church were very Impressive. The music was of the highest order and the decorations exquisite. In the afternoon the Knights Templar held their beautiful services at the church. Prelate A. V. Francis delivered a fine address. Will Hang With Cherokee Rill. Fort Smith. Ark.. April 16. Charles Smith, a negro tough, and Weber Isaacs a young Indian, have been sentenced to hang by the United States court with Cherokee BUI on June 25. Smith killed two men at Muskogee during the fair last rail. ON ITS FEET ONCE MORE. Albuquerque Morning Democrat Kansas Man at the Helm. Ilea Albuquerque, N. M.. April 16. The Albuquerque Morning Democrat which has been hovering between life and death for the past wo weeks on ac count of the office being In the hands of the sheriff, passed Into the hands of a stock company. Will Grant, owner of several big local corporations, and a California railroad builder, Is the lar gest shareholder. W. 8. Burke, a Kan saa newspaper writer, who baa been here for the past twelve years, la nam ed as editor under the new manage ment. "WDAT GftESHAH TRIED TO DO. Correspondence Begardlng the Venexuelsa Boundary Made robllo. Waifhlnton, April 11 The only refer ence in the published correspondence of the state department for 1894 touch lng the Venezuela boundary dispute la found in two letters addressed by Sec retary Gresham to united states Am bassador Bayard at London. One dated July 13 last, and the other bear, lng the date of Decemberl, last, are found. The first being as follows: "During your Incumbency of the of fice of secretary of state you becama acquainted with a long-pending contro versy between Great Britain and Vene suela concerning the boundary between that republic and British Gulna. "The recourse to arbitration proposed In 1881, having been supported by youi predecessors, was In turn advocated by you in a spirit of friendly regard foi the two nations Involved. In the mean time successive advances of British settlers In the region admitted in dus pute were followed by similar advances of British colonial administration, con testing and supplanting Venezuelan claims to exercise authority therein, "Toward the end of 1887 the British territorial claim, which had as it would seem been silently Increased by some js.uw square miles between 18S5 and 1886, took another comprehensive sweep west ward to embrace the rich mining dis trict of Yuruarl as far as Guacipati; and this called forth your instructions to Mr. Phelps of February 17. 1888. re specting the 'widening pretensions of British Guiana to possess territory over which Venezuelan Jurisdiction had never tnererore been disputed.' since then repeated efforts have been mado by Venezuela as a directly interested party, and by the United states as the impartial friend of both countries, to bring about a resumption ot uipiomatic relations which had been suspended In consequence of the dis pute now under consideration. The proposition to resume such relations has, however, been intimately bound up with the ultimate question of arbi tration. Until recently Venezuela has Insisted upon Joining to the agreement to arbitrate, a stipulation for the res toration of the status nuo of 1 SSO. npnrU lng the proposed arbitration, but it seems this condition is now abandon ed. On the other hand Great Britain has on several occasions demanded as a preliminary to an understanding touching arbitration, that Venezuela shall definitely abandon all claim to a large part of the territory in dispute and limit the eventual arbitration to that portion only to which Great Brit ain has more recently laid claim." Secretary Gresham eoes on to elve at icngtn a nistory or the various at temptts that have been made by the United States and by Venezuela her self, to bring about a settlement by arbitration of this dispute, bringing it down to October 18. 1S93, where it now rests, when he says: "The president is Inspired by a de sire for a peaceable and honorable ad justment of the existing difficulties be tween an American state and a power ful transatlantic nation nnd would be glad to see the re-establlshment of such diplomatic relations between them as would promote that end. "I can discern but two equitable solutions to the present controversy. One Is the arbitral determination of the rights of the disputants ns the re spective successor to the historical rights of Holland and Spain over the region In question. The other is to create a new boundary line in accord ance with the dictates of mutual ex pediency and consideration. "The two governments having been so far unable to agree on a conven tional line the consistent and and con spicuous advocacy by he United Sates and England of the principle of arbitra tion, and their recourse thereto in the settlement of Important questions aris ing ocween them, mudo such a mode of adjustment especially appropriate In the present Instnace, and this govern ment will gladly do what It can to furnish a determination in that sense. with these considerations I commit the matter to your hands, leaving it to you to avail yourself of any con venient opportunity to advance the ad justment of the dispute In question." in his letter or last December Secre tary Gresham thus addresses Mr. Bay ard: "In conference with Senior Andrnd" during your visit home, he doubtelcss expressed the earnest desire of his gov ernment for a speedy settlement of the question by arbitration. I cannot believe her majesty's irov- ernment will maintain that the validity of their claim to territory long In dis pute metween two countries shall be conceded as a condition precendent of the arbitration of the question whether Venezuela 1 sentltlod to other territory which until a very recent period was never In doubt. Our Interest In the question has repeatedly been shown by our friendly efforts to enter Into a set tlement alike honorable to both coun tries and the president Is Dleased to know that Venezuela Is about to renew her efforts to brlnir about such an ad justment. "It Is not doubted that you will dis creetly exert your Influence In favor of some plan of honorable settlement." MEXICAN CATTLE RON IS. Knrckans am Determined not to put up With the nnliianre. Kansas City, April J 6. A sneclal from Eureka, Kan., say's: There has been great excitement among cattle men here during the past week, occa sioned by the shipping in of Mexican cattle. Two thousand head were un loaded at Summit, eighteen miles west of here last week, despite the protests of local stockmen and of the State Live stock commission. The cattle are now in quarantine and another consignment is expected here tomorrow. The Green wood Cattlemen's Protective associa tion, the strongest organization of the kind In the p-tate, has taken the matter up and Its president. O. E. Ladd. todav declared that If necessary, force would be employed to prevent the Importa tion of the stock. Trouble Is feared. The cattle Interests of this county are large and the cattlemen are determined to take no risk of having splenetic fever brought In. BLOWN IlrlOKK A LOCOMOTIVE. Uroreje W right, of 1'ierrrv'lle, li Cut to FIwm lrn-nt!i tin- V hw1". Garden City, Kan., April 1C,.a ter rflc wind storm blew all day doing con siderable damage to buildings and causing one death. At Ploreevllle near here, George Wright was blown In front of a locomotive and cut to pieces. He was a prominent business man and a Knight Templnr. Between here and Cherokee hall fell to the depth of four inches. Some of the hail stones were larger than walnuts. 81STAIN8 THE IRRIGATION LAW. Nebranka -la-Or" IHx-ldra for the Right of Knilnent Domain. North Platte, Neb., April 16. Judge Sinclair of the district court has ren dered a decision upholding the consti tutionality of the irrigation law. He ruled that the provision of the Irriga tion act granting the right of eminent domain was constitutional. The right of condemnation of right of way for ir rigation ditches Is by the decision placed upon the same basis a the con demnation of right of way fr railway line. NO IPOUBT ABOUT IT! PEACE CONVENTION SIGNED BY CHINA AND JAPAN. Formosa Ceded Without Reservation to Japan Other Territory to be Held In Fledf e.Herely.- AUIauee Idea Not Favor ed by Jaapa. Washington, April 16. Official confir mation of the press report of the sign ing1 of a treaty of peace between the plenipotentiaries of Japan and China waa received by Secretary Gresham lat today. It came from Minister Dun at Toklo, was very brief and mere ly stated that a treaty of peace lad been finally concluded today. The cablegram gave no information re specting the conditions on which the terms of the agreement between the powers had been arrived at. The terms agreed upon are In con formity with those already published by the Associated Press, saving the amount of the Indemnity, which was subsequently reduced, probably to an amount estimated to be sufficient to cover all of Japan's war expenses. It Is doubted, though, whether it has been brought down as low as one hundred million dollars in gold. As to the territory which Japan Is to possess, it Is understood here that aside from Formosa, which is abso lutely ceded, the reminder will be sub ject only to temporary occupation, probably until all of the indemnity has been paid. This would leave Japan In temporary possession of the entire Lao Tung peninsula from Port Arthur, at the southern extremity, clear up to Moukden, the capital of Manchuria, on the north, and from the Liao river, on- which New Chwang is situated, on the west, to the Korean border on the east. This amounts to about 3,000 square miles. The report of the condition that there should be an alliance offensive and de fensive between Japan and China is not credited in Japan circles, where it is not believed to have been even sug gested. LI Hung Chang, however, is said to have entertained strong con victions, which he has concealed from prudential motives, as to the wisdom of such combination, believing that by a ciose alliance with Japan, China would secure in return practical control of the commerce of the greatest trading people of the east. It Is noted, by the way, mat tne reported agreement is not final in all respects, but Is simply a preliminary agreement indicating on broad lines the ultimate terms of the definite treaty of peace which may not ob perteciea ior months to come. Tien Tsln. April 16. An Imnerlnl edict has been issued authorizing Li Hung Chang to sign the terms of peace In accordance with the Japanese ulti matum. The Indemnity to be paid by China Is two hundred million taels. The edict further authorizes LI Hung Chang to grant possession of Liao Tung Peninsula, on the fortieth de gree of latitude, and the island of For-mosa-to the Japanese; also to consent to the opening of Pekln and four new porta to commerce and to give the Japanese power to open cotton factor ies and other Industries in China. An other imperial edict grants sick leave to the viceroy of Canton and orders his retirement to his native province. Washington, April 16. The Chinese legation has received unofficial advices from Japan, announcing the signature of terms of peace between China and Japan. Washington, April 16. Mrs. John W. Foster, wife of the ex-secretary, today received a dispatch from heir husband, who is confidential adviser of the Chinese peace envoy, confirming the report tha-t articles of peace had been signed by China and Japn. The, cable gram said that the peace agreement wis signed yesterday. The cablegram from Mr. Foster came from Shanghai where he remains with LI Hung Chang, although recent reports have stated that he had gone to Pekln. The message Is in cipher according to a code between Mr. and Mrs. Foster. Although very brief and absolutely bare of details, Mrs. Foster regards the message as a finality, as the general has not cabled the Incidental proceedings, it being understood between them that only In the event of something would there be a cable. London, April 1?. The Japanese min ister here In an Interview today said that he had not received Information that peace had been concluded on terms stated in the dispatch to the London Times from Shanghai: First, the in dependence of Corea; second, Japan to retain the places she has conquered; third, Japan to retain the territory east of the Liao river; fourth, the Island of Formosa to be ceded permanently to Japan; fifth, the payment of an in demrdty of $100,000,000; sixth, an offen sive and defensive alliance between China and Japan. The Japanese minister adds that the Times dispatch omits several particu lars which he knew Japan had advanc ed, notably the favored nation treat ment and other commercial concessions. He also said that the amount of In demnity mentioned was very small, but he believed that the clauses re ferring to the Independence of Corea and the cession of the Island of For mosa were correct. Clauses 2 and 3, the minister remarked, were difficult to understand while an offensive and defensive alliance between China and Jaran, referred to In the sixth clause, waa. In his opinion, scarcely reconclllab le with the present requirements of Japan. Washington, April 16. Officials of the Japanese legation here are in a position to explode the sensational story print ed in the London Standard that Ja pan's field marshal, Count Tamagata, Is l.i realty Archduke Johann of Aus tria, who disappeared several years ago. Count Tamagata Is well and per sonally known to Counsellor Stevens of the legation here. He visited Washing ton a few years ago and made many friends. Mr. Stevens says Count Ta magata Is a native of Japan, being one of the Chosun element which has pro duced such men as Count Ito and Count Inayae. Tamagata's whole life almost has been spent in Japan. Denver, Colo., April 16. From private Information received In the city. It is believed that either Colonel Merriam or Colonel Bliss will be appointed to suc ceed General McCook In command of the department ot the Colorado. It is also stated that General Otis will even tually be transferred to the department of the Colorado, but the change may not be made before September, when a gen eral transfer will be made. CAME DOWN WITH THE SNOW. Thick Coating of Ked Sand Excites imuc mens In Colorado. Denver, April 16. A dispatch from SL Elmo, Colo., says: After yester day's storm everything In that neigh borhood waa covered with a thick coat Ins of red sand. It must have come In the snow, the dispatch adds, as there Is no such sand In that section. Den ver Is almoat completely shut oft from telegraph communication with the east by the direct routes In consequence of the fact of the recent storm In eastern Colorado and western Nebraska and Kansas. 8everal days will elapee be- for the damag t will be repaired. OIL MAKES ANOTHER KI8E. Operators and Producers are Filled Witt. Consume Accordingly, Pittsburg, Pa., April 11 The oil mar ket opened active and feverish this morning. Standard made another rise of 25 cents In its price, putting It up to $2.24. The May option advanced to $2.40 bid and the first sale was at $2.50. It hen dropped down ten points and the third sale was at $2.40. Then it started back up again and sold at $2.4714. but sooon this broke and at 10:30 a. m. It was offered at $2.43. The continual up ward movement has inspired confi dence among the operators and pro ducers and no one cares to predict where it will stop.. The Atlantic Re fining company has advanced the price of refined oil two cents per gallon or $2 per barrel. New Tork. Aorll 16 A Wall atreet circular says. We learn that the ad vance in the price of oil is ralslnar the cost of the manufacture of gas to such an extent that some of the large com panies in this city are figuring on the possibility of using coal. Oil City, Pa., April 16. Trading has been light in oil today but the market opened at the highest point since the present bull movement was Inaugurat ed and also the highest price since 1877. The price of credit balances was marked far up, from $2 to $2.25 this morning by the Seep agency and cer tificates opened with sales at $2.50: the smaller fry speculators sold their oil yesterday around $2.25 and there was none of the usual panio and excitement. A sale of 10,000 at $2.50 was followed by a break to $2.38 and at 10:40 p. m. sales were made at $2.51; at 2:10 $2.50 was bid. Market opened at $2.00: hlirh 12 54: low $2.38; closing $2.51. Sales 173.000; clear ances 490,000; shipments 130,605; runs 85,226. Amsterdam. April 16. Petroleum to day advanced 114 to 154. Flndlay. O., April 16. Ohio oil made another advance of 10 cents on the bar rel today and the price is now more than double that of a week ago. As an evidence of the fact that the oil men be lieve the higher prices have come to stay, It is stated that Mr. C. C. Harris one of the largest producers, today made an offer to the Genesee Oil com pany to takes Its entire production for the next three months at the present figures. The ofTer was declined. Mr. Harris has located ten new wells since last Saturday and expects to have fifty new producers within u month. Other leading operators are starting new wells as fast as derricks can be put up. Bradford, Pa., April 16. The oil market continues to create great ex citement. Women, men and boys, all are talking of oil. Shortly after noon a report from New Tork to the effect that the Standard company had raised the price of refined oil 1 cent a gallon was the means of bringing in new buy ers and those who had disposed of their holdings in the morning were again free buyers. For a time today it was thought that the market had seen its top but tonight the prediction of three dollars Ins again ventured and there are some who claim that four dollars will be cheap In thirty days. JONES IS IN FOR IT. Ho Favors Action by a Silver Tarty and no Time Wanted. New Tork, April 16. Senator Jones of Nevada who Is in the city had re ceived from Mr. Sibley, the president ial candidate of the American Bi metallic party, who Is In Denver, Colo rado, a telegram expressing the hope that the senator would Join Mr. Sibley and General Warner, the chairman of the party, in Denver, and deliver an address there. Senator Jones, being unable to go, has sent Mr. Sibley a message expressing his disappointment that urgent business has rendered It impossible for him to Join them on their western speech-making trip, and as serting that he regards the new move ment which they represent as the most Important step ever taken towards a financial reform. Senator Jones de clares that this new movement presents the financial problem to the country clear cut and relieved of all extraneous considerations. He says there can be no question about the platform of the American Bimetallic party. The cur rency question, he bays, exceeds all others In urgency and importance and the people must throw aside nil other political Issues and solve this question first. All parties agree that upon a proper money sytem the prosperity of the whole people is absolutely depend ent. OLD TROUBLES CROP OCT, Executive Council of the American Feder ation of Labor Called Together. Indianapolis, Ind., April 16. The ex ecutive of the American Federation of Labor will meet In this city April 22 and continue in session several days. This will be the first meeting since the Denver convention. John McBrlde, president of the fed eration, will return from Hot Springs tomorrow. He is not sufficiently re- fcovered from his illness, however, to preside at the council s sessions and Vice President James Duncan will act In his stead. Among the questions to be considered by the council will be the difficulties of the Brew Workers, the national organization of St. Louis, and the Brew Workers' unions of Chi cago. The latter refuse to pay $2,000 which they owe to the federation be cause part of the money would go to the Knights of Labor. This will lead to the further consideration of the re lations existing at present between the federation and the Knights of Labor. STICK TO THE TRACK. Santa Fe Train Fa Safely a Bridge With a Missing Rail. Galveston, Tex., April 16.--.V-i at tempt was made to wreck a Santa Fe passenger train near Cone station, Texas, this morning. A rail was moved from the track over a bridge spanning a deep ravine and .vhen th.; south bound expTess cam-? Flung It struck the gap at the rate of fort miles an hour. The engineer applied the brik-s but before the train could bo stopped Ihe engine, baggage and express and smok ing cars had jumped across the bridge and miraculously rolled upon the firm track beyond. It is twenty-five feet down to the bottom of the ravine. KILLED HIS LITTLE SISTER. Flve-Yrar-Old Boy Csrae Doable-Barrelled HhotOun With Horrible Effect. St. Joseph, Mo., April 16. This after noon James Underwood and wife, who reside on the outskirts of the city, left their two children. Bessie, aged 3, and Johnnie, aged 6, at the house while they went to a neighbor s. During their ab sence the little boy managed to get hol-1 of a double barrelled shrot gun and fired both barrels at his sister. The first tooke effect In her chest and the sec ond blew her head off. Priest Sues for Compensation for HIS vlcea at so M arh A piece Kansas City, Mo., April 16. The Rev. J. J. Dunning, a Catholic priest, has begun suit against Bishop Louis M. Fink of the Kansas City, Kan., diocese for $100 on a claim for divine services at the Catholic hospital at Fort Scott, Kan. His bill of particulars Itemises the services in this way: To perform ing dlvtne services on Sundays from May 1, 1894. to August 14, 1894. ninety times at $1 each, $90; to offering bene diction forty times at 15 cents each, $10; total, $100. Bishop Fink has been served with a summons to appear Thursday to make answer. HOWLS IN HIS SLEEP! DURANT HAS ONE NIGHTMARE AFTER ANOTHER. Police Have All They Can do to Keep the Mob off IIIm-aDamaglng Testimony is Given Against Him Blanche Lamont's School Book Fonnd. San Francisco, April 16. Theodore Durant keeps his nerves under excellent control. During his waking hours he gives little sign of trepidation even when undergoing severe ordeals of ex amination and accusation. His calm ness is characterized as cold blooded by physicians His slumbers, however, are not so peaceful. Since his Incarcera tion he baa not passed an hour in quiet sleep. When he closes his eyes he In variably becomes the victim of night mare, and groans and cries In terror. His shrieks last night disturbed all the occupants of the prison and gave color to the rumor that the alleged murder had committed suicide. At daybreak this morning he was bathed In a cold perspiration. Those who supposed, that after his agonized dreams he would make a confession today were surpris ed at his self-possessed demeanor after he had mad his careful toilet. Evident ly nothing was further from his mind than to admit his guilt. To an Asso ciated Press reporter he repeated his attorney's Injunction to make no state- ment, coupled with a sweeping denial or tne charges against him and a re newal of the protestation of his inno cence. "My attorneys will tell you anything they may think It advisable to make known. I hope you will not consider me Impolite in refusing to talk of this case with you. I am acting on advice or others and mean no discourtesy." Subsequently, however, he denied that he had ever seen any of the girls who yesterday identified him as the man who had boarded a car with Blanche Lamont when she was last seen alive, "I never saw one of those girls," he said, "and have no recollection of any such meeting with Blanche Lamont as they describe. Last night Durant announced that he would not attend the coroner's Inquest over the remains of Marian Williams. Today he reconsidered his resolution and concluded to be present, dressing at the request of the police In the gar ments he had worn on the night Marian Williams Is supposed to have been killed. The streets leading to the morgue were densely packed with a morbidly curious crowd. To prevent attack by the mob Durant was taken from the city hall to the old prison an hour before the time set for the Inquest. Even at that early hour the crowd was large and angry. MINGLED WITH THE MOB. Nothing but the presence of a strong force of policemen who mingled with the mob and suppressed every attempt at demonstration, prevented an attack. The greatest bitterness is everywhere manifested toward Durant, especially by women. Many fashionably attired ladles sought permission to attend the Inquest today. Durant passed through the throng of people with his head bowed down. His father, who had pre ceded the prisoner, came forward and shook hands with his son. Duvant car ried Into the Inquest chamber a book on medical Jurisprudence which he af fected to read. He held the book In his left hand, but seldom turned a page. He finally closed It and devoted his at tention to the. testimony. Police officers described the finding of the body of Miss Williams, Its muti lated condition, its disheveled clothing and the blood spattered floor on whic'.: It lay. Rev. M. George Gibson, pa3tor tf Emanuel church, described the pjsl tlon of the remains, and told of Ihe le- ceptlon last Friday night when Dui.'ir.t appeared late, with a flushed face r-nd clothing disarranged. The pastor paid that Durnnt was a useful man about the church nnd was frequently in the sanctuary when no services were belli. SENSATIONAL TESTIMONT. The most sensational testimony of the day, however, was given by Clark If. Morgan, at whose home In Alamoua Miss Williams resided. He stated that Durant had called at his house and en deavored to persuade Marian ro ac company him to the city, r.s h'; una something important to talK arj-jut. She declined to go, however, emsrk Ing that he could see her at the i:h-:rch reception on Friday night. Morgan then related how Durant had cai!o-.i to see Minnie Sumner and Induce her to go out with him. He took her to a seclu-i-ed spot in Fruitvale, and there i.mde a base proposal to her, Justifying It by specious arguments based on b!s al leged love for her and promising that by means of his medical knowte'hre he would be able to save her from any un pleasant consequences. The r;lrl In dignantly repulsed him and afterward narrated the circumstances to Morifm. The Inquest will be continued tomor row. This afternoon Durnnt was ar:il,rn- ed In the police court for the murder of Marian Williams. The hearing w&s set for Monday next. MORE EVIDENCE FOUND. A squad of police resumed helr search in Emanuel church this after noon for further traces of Blancne Lamont's murder. Under a beam In the roof of the church the girl's shoes were found. Her school books were discovered secreted between the plas ter and the framing. The discovery Is Important, showing that Miss Lamont did not go home from school after lur meeting with Durant. Blanche's miss ing glove and a hat pin were also found secreted on the roof. Police Detective Anthony has Iden-; titled Durant as the man who eighteen months ngo took the daughter of an ex-policeman to San Jose and then be trayed her. After returning here An thony says uurant rorcea tne gin to become an inmate of a disreputable house. The police now believe Du rant intended to burn the church and so destroy the evidence of his c'lTfs. Chief Crowley Is confluent -.hat uu rant is the murderer or tJlan-rio la mont and Minnie Wilson Surgca'.t Whitman found a small box at the n- trance of the Central Police station this morning, In which was a woman's q'ove and a lock of long brown hair, srn.ned with red ink. Inside the glove was the following note: Tou are on the wrong trail, -jot tne wrong bird. My handiwork. Find me If you can. (Signed.) "HARRT THE IIACK1CII." There Is no question but that rho af fair Is a practical Joke. BTKPCK BV A CYCLONE. Frank Good.n's lloaxe Demolished and He Fatally Injured. Cherokee, Kan., April 16. Late last night a cyclone struck the house of Frank Goodln, three miles west, and literally tore It to pieces. Goodln hart his neck dislocated and will die. Mrs. Goodln was caught under the roof and pinned to the ground, her clothes tak ing fire. Neighbors rescued her in time to save her life. Half a dozen other farm houses were destroyed, but nobody else, so far as known, was hurt. Sam Watts' fine orchard was denuded and the buildings on the farms ot John Russell and R. W. Biles demolished. 1 Chicago Market The leading futures ranged as follows: Articles. Open'g High't Low't Clos'B . Wheat No. 3 Anrll MV4 6714 56 5614 6'4 6714 May 6W 6714 6611 Jnlv 67.34 68-14 6714 8ept 5814 694 68?t Short Rlhn April 454 45K Mav 454 46M 45 45H 4514 45fi Julv MiZ 4IW4 - 46 4 464 2814 2814 2711 Sept 46 4714 V4 Lard, 100 lbs May 2S14 28 2814 June 2814ft"' 2814a4 Jly 27 2714 2714 JU6BS I OTK Way 12 50 July 12 65 Oats No. 2 12 6214 . 12 35 12 75 12 6214 13 35 12 55 700 May 7 0714 7 0T14 July 7 2214 7 2214 Sept 7 35 7 35 Corn No. 2 May 6 3714 6 374 July 6 50 6 5214 BuDt 6 65 6 65 700 71214 7 2714 6 30 6 42 6 5714 71214 72714 6 30 6 4214 6 5714 Cash quotations were as follows r lour Firm. No. 2 spring wheat, 6014(96214c; No. 3, 60c; No. 2 red. 661i5fi14c. No. 2 corn, V0 454c: No. 3 yellow, 4414c No. 2 oats. 28c; No. 2 white. 3214f321ic; No. 3, 815i3214c No. 2 rye, 69K.C. No. 2 barley, 53'c; No. 3, 61(?(52c; No. 4, 50o. No.- 1 flaxseed, $1.39 1.40. Prime timothy seed, $5.20. Mess pork, per bbl., $12.321412.45. Lard, per 100 lbs., $fi.9T.ff6.9714. Short ribs sides, (loose.) $S.27W6.30. Dry salted shoulders, (boxed,) 5ffK,. Short clear sides, (box ed,) $G.555i(i.60. Whiskey, distillers' fin ished goods, per gal., $1.21. Sugars Un changed. GRAIN MOVEMENT. Articles. Receipts. Shipments. Flour, barrels 15,000 11,000 Wheat, bushels 16.000 395.000 Corn, bushels ft'i.OOO 390,000 Oats, bushels 212,000 ' 217,000 Kye, Dushois 3,000 6,000 Barley, bushels 28,000 1,000 On the Produce Kxchanire today the butter market was firm; creameries, lWtp 20c; dairies, 8i;l8c. Ecrus firm, U1i1114c Cheese Creams, 91410-4c. St. I.ouIm tintln. St. Louis, April 16. Receipts Flour, 3,000; wheat, 8,000; corn, 15,000; outs, 36,000. Shipments Flour, 600; wheat, 12,000; corn. 118,000; oats, 5,000. Flour Higher owing to the advance in wheat; patents, $2.75 2.90; fancy, $2.25f(2.C6; choice, 2.008&10; rye flour, $3.0tkii3.1O. Wheat Easier at the opening, selling off 1-10 to M cent, later. on a sharp demand, advanced cent to 114 cents, but thm was not maintained. the market declining cent from the too and closing WiiVl cent above yesterday. No. 2 red cash. 5GV4c bid: May, 55ftc bid: July, 5514c. Corn Fluctuated In sym pathy with Wheat, and alter soiling cent to cent higher, the market weak ened, sold off cent and closed with sellers 1-16 cent above yesterday for May, but cent lower ron July. no. i mixed- Cash, 43fM.W,c; May, 420 asked; July, 4WC asked; September, 441,-(.c asked. Oats Dull and heavy for futures; spot durr, steady. No. 2 Cash, 30c bid, 30.W4c asked; June, 29c bid; July, 26c. Rye steady. Barley steady. Corn meal, $2.10 2.15. Bran Dull, lower, 67c bid. Flax seed Quiet, $1.38. Grass seeds Steady ; timothy, $l.755.00. Hay quiet and firm. Wool steady and unchanged. KanH City drain. Kansas City. April 16. Wheat Red. half cent higher; white, steady; un changed. No. 2 hard, 53c; No. 2 red, 67o; rejected, 62c. Corn Scarce, slightly hlKher: No. z mixed, -la'VfHto: ino. z white, 45c. OatsSlow but firm; No. 3 mixed, 2!)4((i?Jlic; No. 2 white, 3.1e. Rye Firm; No. 2 nominally, 55c. Flaxseed Nominally, $1.5fil.60. Hay-Steady; timothy, J3.50-ff9.OO; prairie, $1.508.00. but ter Firm; creamery. I5fl19e; uairy. HO. 15c. Eges Firm. 10c. Receipts Wheat, 2,600; corn, 2,400; oats, 2,000. LIVK STOCK MAKKKT. Chicago. Anrll 16. Hoks Receipts. 11.000. Market hlKher: llKht. $4.705.05: mixed. $4.7566.10; heavy, $4.705.20; rough, $1.60 4.70. Cattle Roceints. 2.500. Market steady to strong. Hheen Receipts. 8.C00. Market steady to strong. St. Louis, April 16. Cattle Receipts, 2,400; shipments, 2,000. Market strong. but no top grades on sale. Export native Hteein would hrlnir So.75ffi6.00: Kood to cholee shipping, fTt.Wrin.W. fair to medium, S4.25fi4.75; light, S3.rjir,i4.00; fed Texans, 8X2 to 1016 pounds, $t.404.9fl; full range, S3.75fi5.00; grass steers, $2.75&3.75; cows and neirers, i2.vwia.i. Hoes Receipts, 7,400; shipments, sw. Market, top sold ns yesterday, S5.05, bur the general tone whs easier. Bulk of sales. $I.7;W5.00; common to fair light, $I.2W4.76. Hhcep Keceipts. l.soo; smpmenis, i,to. Market firm for bent, but weak for low Krndes. Native mixed lots. Including many yearling, SI.00Ji4.2O; southwestern, nveraglng sevi-nty pounds, $3.25; spring lambs, $4.50(fj5.5O. Kansas City, April 16. Cattle Receipts, 4,700: shipments, 15,00. Market steady to strong; Texas steers, $.X20i6.15; beef steers. S3.3T,:6.00: Blockers and feeders, fz.DK)r4.7. Hons Receipts, 11,300; shipments, 400. Market strong to 6 cents higher. Hulk of sales, J4.7dTi4.95; heavies, SI.W5.00; pack ers, $l.7ii 5.00: mixed. $i.n."'&4.90; lights, $4.504.75; yorkers. S4.&')ft4.75; P'gs, $4,000 4.50. Sheep Receipts, 3,200. Market steady. Tiutt-r and Fires. Now Tork. April 16. Butter Steadier; western dalrv, 8i13'-c; western crenmery, 1Sifi'nv wosti-rn fac-torv. 8il1c: Elclns, 20r; Imitation creamery, 9(S15c; state dairy. "Wise; slnte creamery, aic. Kcirs Firm: state and rennsyivania. 13c; western fresh. I212yic: southern, 1112v4c Receipts, 10,987 parages. WICHITA .MARKET Union Stock Tarda, April 16. CATTLE. The market for butchers cattle was trong and the supply too small even for the local market. Stockers and feeders were slow because the receipts were not snfllclent to Induce buyers to tnke hold. If there had been enough of this class of cattle on the market so that car loads could have been fitted out they would have brought good prices. REPRESENTATIVE SALES. No. Kind. Avn. Prlne. . S11 3 25 .1012 4 00 .1dO 3 75 ,,1220 3 50 .1020 2 85 ,.1IKV) 2 15 .1( 2 10 ..K'Sii 3 50 . 910 2 25 .Idfirt 2 25 .997 4 00 . 7t5 3 10 . Din 3 40 . 720 3 50 .13! 2 25 3 heifers 8 heifers 1 cow . 1 cow... 1 cow . 3 cows. 1 cow , 1 eow . lbuii : HO(JS. The receipts of hogs were considered light for a Tuesday. The mnrket waa active and 6 cents hlurher. The average quality was below that of last week and the enr lots wero uneven. REPRESENTATIVE SALES. No. 85 59 21 5 85 Dock. M 4'J Ave. 227 2-V) 2T,n 203 195 2M4 197 2iO 182 ' m 2i; 338 Trice. 4 65 4 6o 4 65 4 65 4 60 4 55 4 50 4 45 4 40 4 35 4 35 4 on 4 00 40 80 4... 7... 5... 4... . 80 . SO .150 Chicago. April 16. A railroad engine was held up by hlghwnymen In one of tho busle-st parts of the Chicago switch ing systems early today. Tho engineer and fireman ot a Clil'-ago and Eastern Illinois locomotive were attacked by three men ;-nd each robbed of watch and money, fwon Rigclow was pilot ing hlB engine -through the yards at Thirty-fourth street and Stewart avenue, when a man Jumped on the cab with a revolver. Big lew and his fire man, Charles Dollie, made no resistance and handed over their prOierty, but Itiglow was shot in the head when h raised an alarm es the robbers escaped, . His wound Is not fatal.