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Slbly and Warner Address the Largest As
semblage Ever Brought Together In the
Clty--CIee!nd's Letter Furnishes the
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
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
"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
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
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.
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
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.
Albuquerque Morning Democrat
Kansas Man at the Helm.
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
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
"It Is not doubted that you will dis
creetly exert your Influence In favor of
some plan of honorable settlement."
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.)
There Is no question but that rho af
fair Is a practical Joke.
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
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
Sept 46 4714 V4
Lard, 100 lbs
May 2S14 28 2814
June 2814ft"' 2814a4
Jly 27 2714 2714
Way 12 50
July 12 65
Oats No. 2
12 6214 . 12 35
12 75 12 6214
13 35
12 55
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
7 2714
6 30
6 42
6 5714
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
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.
Chicago. Anrll 16. Hoks Receipts. 11.000.
Market hlKher: llKht. $4.705.05: mixed.
$4.7566.10; heavy, $4.705.20; rough, $1.60
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,
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
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.
Union Stock Tarda, April 16.
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.
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 :
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.
' m
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
. 80
. SO
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.

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