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There were ] V 5,250 Lines of tun printed In ia. So-miv HlaaLO. | i THE HERALD M Continual to dr.w tbe crowds, ijj jj VOL. XLIV. NO. 16b THE PAWNBROKER'S STORY Durrant Offered Blanche La* monts Ring for Sale A CORROBORATING WITNESS Saw tbe Accused Coming Out of the Pawnshop Th. Possibility ol Proving an Alibi Seems to drew Less as the Witnesses Qlve Testimony Associated Press Special Wlr. SAX FHANCISCO, Sept. 23. — The' tenth week of tbe trial of Theodore Dur rant commenced today. The prosecu tion now baa its case substantial I v before the jury. Its mnin witnesses have been beard and all thnt the district attorney will now try to dv is to substatiate the evidence already given with corrobora tive testimony. Adolph Oppenheim, tbe broker who stated that llurrant had, about the middle of lust April, tried to pawn a ring with a chipped diamond, identified by Oppenheim as one belong ing to Blanrhe Lamont, was recalled for further cross-examination. The witness was questioned at length by the defense regarding Utirrtint's visit to Ills shop, in order to ascertain the possibility of a mis take in Idtntltloatlon. To test his mem ory he was questioned concerning other persons who had visited bis pawnshop on the ditv Durrant is charged with bay ing tried to sell the ring. Oppenheim •aid only two other persons had called. Both wore strangers, yet be described them minutely and recounted the partio nlars of tlieir visits as il they bad oc curred yesterday. Oppenheim waa asked regarding other specific days, answering promptly. In the minds of some specta tors in tlie court room ho was too good a witness, remembering events on special days months back with extraordinary vividness. Counsel for the defense tried to confuse Oppenheim by showing him a number of silver articles and inquiring if he had ever seen them before. In many cases the pawnbroker replied in the affirmative and described the persons wbo had tried lo sell or pawn them. The delense evidently considered Oppenheim's testimony of great importance ami tried bard to break it down, but without marked success. , W. J. Phillips, a cigar manufacturer, a middle-aged man of good appearance and address, testified ma positire manner that he had seen Durrant coming out of Oppenheni's store in the early part of last April. lie bnd no doubt ot the identity of Durrant. He was attracted to the. man by his peculiar appearance,man ner, Hit actions and the fact that he was coming out of a pawnshop. A sensa tional scene followed when the district attorney requested the witness to step down and indicate tbe man ho saw coni i..g out of the pawnshop, rhillips rose, walked from the stand vo within three feet of the pri er and with pointed linirer and stßady gaze said in positive tones: 'That ia the young mad." Dur rant did not flinch under the ordeal. He returned gaze with gaze,and not a muscle of nis impassive face twitched. Jfe neither betrayed guilt nor Hashed back tire glance of injured innocence. The witness was cross-examined regarding bis business enterprises anu Ins family his tory, with tho apparent intention of dis crediting his testimony. He said when Durra t's portrait was lirst published he remarked tuat be lind seeii bim some place. When Oppenheim's picture was ! published tbe scene at the pawnshop Hashed across his mind and nil tbe de tails came hack to bim. Phillips sold he came into the court room a week ago 10 see if he could idsntify Durrant.which be did without a moment's hesitation. The witness said he did not know Op penheim and had never bowed to iiiru, although he had frequently seen the pawnbroker standing in the door of his shop as tiie witness went to his oflice. He had avoided speaking to Oppenheim since Durant's arrest, as be wished to prevent, any suspicion of collusion be tween them. Phillips said ho had said nothing to Durrant as the latter left the shop, nor nid the prisoner speak, luit Durrant made a peculiar motion with bis lips which lie uud never seen a man make before. Tho witness had noticed 1 nurrant make the same Up movement When he came to court a week ago to look I at hint, Leigh H. Irvine, a newspaper man, ! said lie interviewed Durrant on tbe even ing of April 141 ll in tlie city prison. Durrant'e statement was made iv the presence ol .ludgo Thompson, who was then Durrant'e attorney. D waH as to his whereabouts on April Bd. Durrant then said lie left homo about S o'clock on that morning and met filanchu Lamont at 'i'weuty-iirst and Mission. She invited tiim to accompany her to tho college on that day of the conversation about the Newcomes took place. He went to the church at 2:30 and took off Ins coat and hat and wont up stairs to lix the gas. He stated that he met King in the church and left it with King. He said nothing • lout having seen Miss l amont in the ...lernoon . More women than men sit and listen while Durrant is tried. Every phase and incident of Ihe drama is keenly watched by then-,. When Mrs Durrant comes in nvs) morning and imprints a motherly I kiss on her son's lips, the women on the hack benches peer and peek and crane and lltilter. As tbe kiss is met there is an involuntary indrnwn "ah" all alone Ihe line, and then the wave of fiats and "muds and feathers and flowers, the fauna and Horn of milliner's shops, sti'i sioes into the pool. This morning Durrant wus handed an invitation to a social to tako place tomor row evening. The Invitation was passed around, but no was obliged to send his regrets—a piovious engagement. Adolph Oppenheim sat In front. Mi. Oppenheim was breathing hard. He knew what was before him in the way of cross-examination and ho was hardening his henrt for tho lest. The defense laid nil sons of traps for Openheini, and whether they ffucdaede'd in netting him in any of rnelll will no!, ho made clear until they bring in such evidence as Ibey may have to impeach his testimony. Thero is DO doubt that such Is their pur pose, fur Ibey laid the foundation today. The most dramatic witness of the day was W. J. Phillip., now of San Itafaef. j Mr.Philiips ratty he described as n British j blonde, anil he kept n hotel for eight 1 years in Victoria. Ml. Phillip? has an important walk and an impressive man. : ner. He stepped off the aland, walked j quickly lo the front, pushed out an Kg- i gressivc Hnger, almost threatening, and , •aid: . , ' /hat's the man.'' No hesitation about I his testimony. He said he would know Durrant. if they had shaved his hend in stead of giving nis hair the intermediate pompadour ol the county Jail, a sort of midway coiffure between the city prison and San QuentiO. Oppenheim was the first witness of the morning, and he was taken in hand by Dickinson for cross-examination. Prom the severity and searching nature oi tbe Inquisition it is evident that tho defensa regards his testimony as important. They had detectives working up his record and have sent, people to him with articles for salo in order to teat his memory. They showed liiui a silver corkscrew, a watch charm, a gold chain and a couple of watches and asked him to say if he had seen them before. He had seen them. J hey had been offered him for sale in his store. Then Ibey asked him tn describe the clothes and appearance of tbe men who offered the articles. Oppenheim was able to uo this in some degree. It is a together possible thut among the articles shown were some that, were never offered him for sale. Thai sort of thing is called "testing the memory of the witness." Z of course, Oppenheim's nieinoiy for clothes and outward characteristics of casual visitors to his store is a most im portant element in tbe value of his testi mony. as his description of the man he believes tn have been Durrani is specific and minute in detail. Further, they asked him questions re garding some transactions ill which lie was mired up with the police. The hear ing of the questions was not made clear at tho nm?, but were obviously put to lay a foundation for future testimony in the way uf impeachment. The man who goes on the stand in the Durrant case takes his reputation in his hand. The prosecution has not yet attempted to prove by the students at tbe Cooper medical college, Durrant's cltssraates, that tbe accused did not attend Dr. Che ney's lecture un the afternoon that Blanche Lamont was strangled to death. It is understood that a number of the young men have oeen notified that tncy may he wanted, but. whether or not their evidence will be considered necessary to add to the alieady formidable array of testimony, has not been stated. Durrani iias been wrntotiiiiai for tisia de- ■ velopmsnt of the case with apparently special concern. He racentlv sent for three of his class mates and asked them I to try to remember tbat they saw him in j •he class room on tbe afternoon of the I 3d. He assayed to recall little instances J which occurred on that day anu which | he hoped would cnuse the students to be- j lieve that they really had seen him there. ; Two of the students summoned could i not be persuaded to admit tbat they saw bim during the lecture.hut the third, who was F. W. Itnse. was inclined to think that Durrant was right about it. At the accused's solicitation Pose looked on his not i books and concluded finally ; that he had seen Durrant in the class | room between 1 nnd 2 o'olooK. He will | now he summoned it is laid, aa a wit ness for the defense to assist in proving nn alibi. Then are breakers ahead for Pose, howeve'. if he testifies as he says he intends to do, iie will be commuted with the daily roll oall.wbich shows that j Durrant was marked absent from the particular lecture which Pose says he at tended. According to Hose's statement, as made to tne accused's attorneys, Dur rant put in an appearance at 1 o'clock and listened to the lirst lecture delivered talit afternoon. He is not positive whether or not his classmate remained there throughout tbe lecture, but dueß say that he did not see bun leave tbe room. As Pose's seat in the class room is quite clone to the door, he says ne does not think Durrant could havo stepped out without being seen by him. Sludent Pose's name has been associ ated with another story in connection with the Dm rant cose—a story regarding , which he may be asked eomo questions 1 by the prosecution whon lie goes upon j tbe witness stand. Hose is sold to havo I repeated to George Bewell and another | acquaintance a remark which Duriant is i al'eged to have made ta him at the col- I lege on the morning of April 3d. That I reniarK was to the effect that he had nn engagement with a young lady for that afternoon. It was further coupled with! a lewd suggestion. Pose claims now that ! he does not romember exactly what Dur- | rant said, and he is not quite sure that it was intended seriously. FOREST FIRE AT SANTA CRUZ i A Desperate Fight fo Save the City Reservoir j . j Three Thousand Acres of Land Are Now Burned Over and the Fire Still Holds Sway SANTA CRUZ, Sept. 23.-Tho forest fires this afternoon crept nearly to the city reservoir. At this point a hard tight was mate. After a desperate struggle on the part of a big force of men the ap proach oi the flames was stayed. Then the lire took another course to the west, reaching tho bridge that separates Wild- Bl'a dairy from tlie miming territory. If it had crossed the dividing line nothing could have saved the destruction of both the buildings. Light breezes this after noon only tended to fan the fire into in creased ferocity. Hundreds of men are on guard at every point, at whicli there is any danger of Ihe llamea spreading. There is no danger of the fire spreading to the powder works and even it it does there would not bo an explosion of the l.nil lons of powder at the mills for the men have standing orders tv wet down tho powder in case of any sign of the lire approaching. Already the tire territory covers 3000-acres. H. O'Cowell's loss is roughly estimated at $30,000 and tho de struction still holds sway on his lands. Word bus been received 'that a big lire bits broken out in Shingle gulch, close to Felton. The railroad company has a force of tneu staying the odvance of the llamea. This evening tbe atmosphere is UUUSiially warn, in the city, caused by Hit heat from tbe forest liree. Prom be hind the bills the Hames can be seen leaping up. Many of those who have lost are poor people who havo been cut ling wood all summer. Stockton f-atallties STOCKTON, Sept 23.—George M. Kas- SQn, one of the wealthiest farnurs in the county and a bachelor, died yesterday at bis homo near Banta. He was a stock dealer many years and at one time asso ciated, with Jefferson James of San Fran cisco. The body of a young Swede named Pred Errieapn, who was drowned a week ago while in bathing, was found yester day in tlie San Joaquin river a few miles below Stockton. A Secretary of Legation WASHINIITOX.Sepr. K5-The president has apnionted John E. Baker ot Minne sota to bo secretary of the legation at Managuoa. Nicaragua. He is the son of Minister Baker. Reached (-our Score Years NEW YORK, .Sept. 21.— John Devinc Jones, for forty yeais president of the Atlantic -Mutual Insurance company, is dead. He was si years old. He has been in failing health tor sevfral years past. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 24, 1895.-TEN PAGES. DON'T MONKEY WITH THE BUCKSAW. FOR IRISH INDEPENDENCE National Convention nf Irish Societies Opens Today THE DELEGATES ARRIVING The Use of Physical Force Not to Be Advised riany Prominent Men In Attendance, and Among Them are P. J. P. Tynan and O'Donovan Rossa Associated Press Specisl Wire. CHICAGO, Sept 23-Tbe great national convention of Irish societies will be opened in the Y. M. C. A. hall at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning with a large representation of Irishmen from all parts of tbe country. Today delegates were arriving upon nearly every train. The headquarters at McOoy'e hotel presented art animated ap pearance, conferences and the welcoming of new arrivals being the order of the day. John T. Keating, state aeeretary for tbe Ancient Order of Hibernians und sec retary of the reception committee, esti mates that there will be fully I'rOO dele gates in attendance when the conven tion opens. The convention will lass three days. One general object is the formation of a united open organization (or the further ance of tho iri-h eauee. Those who issue the call for the. convention claim it is not contemplated that physical force ahall De used or advised in tlie attain ment of the independence of the Irish people as a nation unless such mentis be deemed absolutely necessary and the ob ject in view be probable ol attainment. It is believed the convention will serve to revive interest and infuse now life into the Irish cause boih in America and (treat Britain. Among the many distin guished delegates already here ia O'Xeil Kyun of .St. l.ouis. Mr. Ityan. who was one of the signers o(| he official call for the convutioii, is ex-yice president of the Irish National League. Asked to indi cate the general and special purposes of the convention today Mr. Ryau said: "It is a convention called by leading men of the Irish race who have ceased to have confidence in the effort of the Brit jab, parliament to obtain for us our rights. We wish to make known our desires and our demands through the instrumentali ty of this convention: then we shall wait tiie outcome. We wish to arouse the Irish movement from the lethargy into which H lias been allowed to fail these past four or live years. The general principle which we advocate and for which I be lieve the convention will declare, is for the complete independence of the Irish people. There has been considerable talk of tho convention declaring in favor of physical force in obtaining our ends. Now, I do not believe, nor do i think, the prune movers in the calling ot this convention believe that such a course would be advisable at this time, it would be foolishness for tbe Irish people to enter into v rebellion which promises at iho outset to end in.cur people being Imprisoned and killed. But Ido believe that the men most active in this cause are in favor oi force should it be neces- I sary and likely to bring about the desirod result." Considerable comment is be ing aroused by tho fact that among the fifty delegates from New York City who have arrived hero are Jeremiah O Dono van Rosna and P. J. P. Tynan. Tynan became celebrated in ISS" as the •number one" having in cnarge tbe "removal" of government otlicisls in Ireland. He it was who was accused of having conducted the killing of Chief Secretary Cavendish and Under Secretary Burke in Phoenix park, Dublin. So careful ly was the name of this man kept from hi* fellowOOUSplr ators that even James Carey, a leading member of the Invincible?, knew him only as "number one." Carey, hoWe/er, when be became an informer, made it necessary for Tynan to come to this country. During the years following the killing Tynan was a member of the Mid dlesex volunteers, a crack London corps, and wns one of the men picked to escort tho queen to the opening of the new ro - al courts on the Strand. Rossa is well known tor his dynamite campaigns. He was, it is claimed hy friends among tho delegates, most inhumanly treated while in English prisons on a thirty-years' sen tence for his connection with the Fenian movement, being obliged to lap up his food while his hands were tied behind his back. He lately visited England, the term of his sentence having expired. Rossa and Tynan are stnyingat McCoy's hotel, the official headquarters. Sensation has been created by the an. liouncement that among other things the convention will consider tiie case of the Irish political prisoners still held in penal servitude in England. Lord Salis bury, it is stated on high authority, will probably be sent a forma! demand for their release within a eei'tain period, which, if not complied with, will be fol lowed by the carrying out strictly of the old law -an aye for uu eve and a tooth for a loom, tor every nmoner not re leased Ibe "removal" is promised of a British cabinet ofticei or other prominent English government official. THE BAWNMORE WRECK The Captain Exonerated Prom Blame and His Certificate Returned SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—TH* Brit ish naval court which was convened by Vice-Consul Moore to investigate the wreck of the steamer Bawnmore, off the coast of Oregon last month, bas made its report. The findings completely exonerate Cap tain Woodsides from all blame and his certincate ia returned. In conclusion the court says.: "Upon the evidence given the vessel appears to have been navigated in a sea nianlike and proper manner, aud, in the opinion of tbis court, the stranding of the ship is attributable to an excess of current setting in towards tbo lands, of which he master could huve no knowl edge in the thick weather prevailing since leaving Capo Flattery. The error in the compass also appoars'to havo con tributed to the loss of the vessel in caus ing her to bo taken inside her course np to the 27tb of August, when the error iv tlie compass was discovered ana rectified. "Considering these circumstances, the court sees no ground for blam ing the con duct of the master, and returns his cer tificate herewith. Officers and crew ap pear to have conducted themselves prop erly and used their best endeavors lo save the vessel.'' THE SILVERITE DEMOCRATS Will Appoint Chairmen for the Various States Hinrichaen Fondly Hopes to Avoid European Wars, Which Would Authorize BonC Issues and Third Terms MEMPHIS. Sept. 23.—A meeting of Ibe Democratic silver leaders, called to put in practical sbapo the conclusions of tho conference held in Washington last month ia in session here today. There are pres ent. Senators Harris and Jones of Arfcan i sas; W. If. Hinnchsen. chairman of the j Illinois state Democratic, committed;Gov j ernor Stone of Hlrsoorl; Hon. Casey j Young of Momphis, and several others of ; less note. The chief object of the meet j ing is to appoint chairmen for the different states, who are to organize the ; silver forces with a view to capturing j state delegations to the national Demo j cratie convention. The leaders seem hopeful of aocom- I pushing this result, particularly Hln j richsen. He s.iys the Democracy of the : south and doubtful states west are for I free silver and will vote it the next elec : tion. He reiterated bis former dcclara ' tions as to the policy and purposes of the ! administration. Cleveland, he said, j would bring on a war with Spain about j Cuba and eventually with Knglatid. This ' would give him an excuse for his issue of j bonus and rivet the gold standard on the : country, and besides clear the way for a ■ third term. GOODS PILED IN THE STREET The Town of Perris Badly Damaged by a Conflagration The Fire Subdued After Heroic Work, but riany Buildings Are Burned and Much Loss Caus3d PERK IS, Sept. 2:l.—The most destruc tive lire thnt ever visited this enterpris ing town broke out tliis evening at 1.1:30 in tbo Chinese restaurant, which is loca ted in the center of the best business biock, and after consuming the livery stable uf Gilbert .v Peeves, the Chinese restaurant, the ha dware store of T. A. Smith, Johnson's drug store, Kipp's jew elry store, was tinally put out after two hours of the most heroic work ever done by men. The Perris hotel, the most prominent one in the town, was only saved by the efforts of a large force. Nearly all the goods of all Kinds on the main street can now bs sr-en occupying vacant space on the opposite side of the street. Loss and insurance not yet known. A Victim of Conspiracy SACRAMENTO, Sept. 23.—Senator E. C. Hart and Major A. W. Anderson, at torneys iur Ivan Kovalev, tbe escaped Siberian convict now under arre?! here charged with the murder of E. 11. 1.. Weber and wife, have been working 011 the line oi defense, it is said, to show that Kovalev is the victim of a con spiracy. They say he being an escape from Siberian penal servitude,lias become the uhject of the vetigeunce of the litis, sian government, or that he knows too much about ibe operations of Russian thieves und that they decided to get him out of the way. even by- laMening the charge of nrirder on lim, HE IS GUILTY OF MURDER John Cummings Convicted of the Naramore Killing MERCY NOT RECOMMENDED The Trial of tbe Brother to Begin Today The Verdict Is Believed te Be a Righteous One by Everyone Familiar Witb the Case Associated Press Special Wire. It IVEHSI DE, Sept. 23.-The fifth and last day of the trial of John Cnmmlngs lor the murder Df T. ('. Xarramore began today with a much larger attendance. Tbe trial lias created intense interest throughout and when a verdict was leached this evening everybody waa satis lied witii tlie result. I Tbe case of the defense was taken up the first thing this morning. Everybody in the court room was on tho tiptoe of expectation to hear the story the defend ant would tell regarding what transpired at Ctimmings' ranch on the night of Au gust 3d, hut disappointment fell to the lot of all. fcr the defendant wis not put on Ihe sialic]. The defense put in exam ination several witnesses whose testi mony was intended to impeach the char acter of Juan Lopez, tho star witness for the state. Argument of counsel con sumed the afternoon until 5 o'clock, when 1 Ihe case was given to the jury. They de liberated until 7 o'clock, when they re turned a verdict of guilty of murder in the lirst degree, with no recommenda tion tv mercy. The defendant sat un moved throughout and gave no sign oi uneasiness when he heard read the verdict that dooms him to he hanged. The trial of Caesar Cummings, the brother of John, will be begun tomorrow. The case against the latter is stronger, if any thing, than that against John. A STABBING AFFRAY A LwJi Supervisor's Son Probably Patall.v Cut LODI, CaL, Sept. 23.—Arthur Ennis, son of ex-Supervisor Ennis, was slabbed tonight iv a quarrel with a man named Bill Loomis and may die. Ennis was the aggressor and received the stab in the breast while he was striking Lewis, but it is not certain whether the knife was used hy Loom is or his son Boyd, a young man 19 years old. The trouble waa started by Ennis last Saturday evening, when no went to the s ho p where Loomis works and insulted him. Others in ter* fared and tbe quarrel ended. This even ing tlo- men met on the street and both were under the in lluence of liquor. En nis attacked Loomis, and Boyd Loomis went to the assistance of his father. He was seen to strike Ennis during the knocking about of the men. Ennis was stabbed in the right breast, the knife penetrating the lung and making a very dancerous wound. He is a single man, aged 21 tears, and waa recently slightly bun while working on abridge near New Hope, when a pilo driver on which he was employed fell with him. Loomis is a drinking man and tbn father of a large family, having a wife aud nine children. Wben lie was arrested be said he bad no knife, and learning that hi? sou was tak ing a hand iv tho affair,tie was afterward arrested. Sympathy seems to be witb Loomis here. KNIGHT'S FERRY FIRE The Greater Part of the Little Town De stroyed MODESTO, Sept. 23.—Knight's Ec rry, thirty miles northeast of tbis city, wae vi«ited by two destructive tires last night. Tue lirst lire burned K. Vogt's saloon and lodging house, Jacob Slook's Riverside hotel, Beckworth it Co.'s butch er shop. Boone A: Snocmaker's black smith Shop, two , small buildings and an old brick building formerly tissd as » court. hoti"e. owned by Judge A. Heweit. All of the property except the hotel and court bouse were partially insured. At the second lire the residence oi Manfred Smith was burned. The total loss i-- }12,000, insurance about. IHOM'i. Tho lirst lire started in a lodging house above Vogt's saloon. Tn» cnuse Js un known. Tho tire destroyed the greater part ol the town. The cause of the sec ond lire is unknown. llantlngtmt Coining SAN' EUANCISCO. Sept. 23.— H. E. Huntington said today that bis uncle, c. p. Huntington, president of the Southern Paeiiic, had left New York for this city yesterday and that ho would travel west by easy stages. One ohject of the visit bl >I 1 III—MM I 111 l Ull f| (f| Rooms to Let Thin Ii tbataeaaon when a small Want < ill reats your iximi. .11l Try It the railway president will be the naming j of a successor to the lata A. X. Towne | as ger.eral manager. Superintendent J. j A. Fillmore has been acting manager since T.nvne's death. THE NORTHERN PACIFIC Judge Jenkini Will Ignore tbe Seattle Court's I Order MILWAUKEE, Sept. 2:;.— All doubts is to the intention of Judge Jenkins to maintain jurisdiction over the Northern Pacific receivership and nf tlie receivers acknowledging bis Jurisdiction and disre garding tho order ol the Seattle court i were removed today.when Judge Jenkins 1 entered an order requiring all ponies with preferential claims arising from the receivers' operation of the Wisconsin Central lines and terminal properties at I Chicago to make answer to the petition | of the receivers regarding tho adjustment of claims by November Ist. The petition is, iv effect, that the court divide the claims equally between the Northern Pacific and the Wisconsin Cen tral and the Chicago and Northern Pa cific, and that in the meintime tbe re ceivers ha given peimission to pay out a large sum of money. All through "the pe tition shows a total disregard of the or der of the Seattle cotirl, ard it is evident that tha receivers nave elected to have the question of jurisdiction passed on this way. The question of jurisdiction will bo raised as to the right of the court to allow the receivers to deal with such large sums as are involved, and there is little doubt that Judge Jenkins will lind that be has jurisdiction as he heretofore held. This will ensure tbe question be ing brought squarely to the higher court fur decision. MRS. LANQTRY'S JEWELS The Diamonds Are Not Found, but the Ad vertising Comes LONDON, Sept. 2H.-Mra. Langtry was interviewed today on the subject of the loss of her box of jewels from the Sloan striel bank branch of the Pnion Bank of London last week by means of a forged order. She said that she had obtained no further light on the question as to the identity nf the recipient of the box. airs. Langtry said that there was no suspicion against any of her servants, but that the scheme must have been worked up by somebody who was cognizant of her affairs,for never before was there so much of ncr jewelry at the hank. Her maid suggested that she take it wth tier to Baden, but sbe thought it safer to leave it in tha custody of the bank. Mrs. Langtry said that sbe thought it was curious that the people at the bank were not aware that she was on the continent instead of at London at the time. THE LEW VETOED Mayor Sutro Vetoes the Sen Francisco Tax Levy as Too High SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—Mayor Sutro today vetoed the tax levy in a lone j message, iv which iie said that tbe levy i should not exceeil $1 on an assessed valti- ! ation of $3OO.»0O,(iQO, which would be am- 5 pie to run tbe city on an economical basis. He argued that although the order bad not been submitted to bim for his approval, still tbe law empowered him to pass judgment upon it. Murder or Suicide SACRAMENTO, Sept. 23.—This even ing tne body ol an unknown man was found Moating in the river near Court land, in tbis county. There was a bul let hole in tlie head una tie belief is that I he man was the victim ot a muraer er. The body was well dressed. The man had dark hair and it brown mustache. I!is clothes wero dark brown. The Belglc to Be Floated SAN" FRANCISCO, Sept. 28.—Tba Oc cidental and Oriental company received :i dispatch from Yokohama, via Liver pool, today, stating that the steamßhip Belgic was still ashore but that prepara tions were nearly complete to float her off. HE HAS BEEN PROMOTED A British Consul General at San ' Francisco The Large Amount of Business Transacted ! Necessitates Some Changes in the Pacific Consular Service SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23.—The rank of the British government's representa tive has been changed. Hereafter the gentleman who watches British inter ests will hold the titic of consul general. Of late the business of tiie San Francis co oilice has increased so rapidly that it was deemed necessary lo elevate the mi k of the officer in charge. .I.W. Warburton. who has heen appoint ed chief of the office at this port, will bo the tint British euiisnl general at- San Francisco. He was assigned to this port about six moiith« ago but he has as yet not arrived here. He is expected, how ever, to take charge of his office on tbo Ist of November. Tlie oilice is at present iv charge of Vice-Consul Moore, who is acting as consul general. The change in rank means a change in the entire British consulate service on the coast. The office at Portland, Ore., which heretofore has been iv the bands of a vice consul, is now made a consulate, ranking next to the local oflice. 'Ibe office at present is in charge of Vico-Con sul Laid law. but he will probably be raised to the rank ol consul. When that office is put in charge of a consul this consular district :s to be greatly cbuneid. The oflice Here will then cover only California. Nevada, Utah und Oregon, as Arizona, Washington and Ida ho will be assigned to the Portland dis trict. This will leave only two vice-con suls under the local oflice, those at San Diego and Los Angeles. FRESNO CRIMINALS The Largest Batch Ever Sent to State Prison i in One Day FRESNO, Sept. 33.—Five prisoners; were toaay sentenced to tho penitentiary ' from this count]*, four of them being new ' comers who arrived wilh tbe gathering of the grape pickers. John llealy got two years for robbery. George Myers one year for assault with a dadly weapon, William Campbell Ihree years anJ John I'nsh ono year fcr burglary and John Ode twenty years for criminal assault upon his daugh ter. This was the largest number of prisoners ever sentenced to srate prison from this oudnty in one day. Selectmen Indicted SALT I.AKK, Sept. 23.—The grand jut.-y today found Indictments against tx-Selectmen Herman Bamberger and Joseph P.. Morris, charging tiient witli frauds in connection with furnishing aud beating rhe new city and couhty build ing. were taken into custody, but afterwaris released on bail of $2000 each. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE A.P.A. IN MISSOURI Now Getting Ready to Surprise the Natives THREE MILLION MEMBERS Tbey Expect to Control tbe Nest Election The Order Said to Be Growing Rapidly ana} Will Demand Recognition by the Political Parties Associated Press Special Wire KANSAS CITY, Sept. 28.— J. H. Jack son of Fort Worth, Texas, national pre si* dent, of the A. P. A., lectured at Turner hall tonight. When asked today about tbe condition of tlie A. P .A. be said: "The order is growing rapidly in num bers. We have in round numbers 3,500, --000. In California we have 200,000 and in tlie other states farther east the number we nave is enormous und is growing daily." Continuing, Mr. Jackson said: "Wears getting ready to surprise Miasourians. Missouri is well organized, but wo would ratner show yon by our votes than tell you now big a vote we have." "Will the order take part in tbe next national campaign?" "It cer.ainly will do so. and it will go in to win. In October there will be a convention at St. Louis, attended by ninety-six delegates, two from each state and some of our officers, so that a very strong committee will he appointed. It will he the duty of tbat.committee to lay before each present party our principles ana explain to each our position. Tbat committee will present our platform. We will demand recognition, put each party on record and tnen determine what ;we shall do. You can rely on this: We won't tote with a party that condemns our principles aud we won't support any par ty that makes a bid for the Koman Cath olic vote. Whon they have acted we shall act in unison." "Do you expect then to control the next election." "We do. The party that we vote with will win. We are nut going in as a polit ical party, but we have principles to carry out and it ia to advance them that we shall vote. "We will have a hand in the elections in every state in tlie union. Our methods of dealing with parties in each state will be much the samo as our methods in oity politics." CHOLERA BV MAIL Said to Be No Danger From riail Properly 1 umizated WASHINGTON*. Sept 23.-Post-a«ster . (-'oftin, at San Francirco has notified Bo- I perintcndent Urooks of the foreign mail divi.iion of the postollio* aeiwrtm r< ttiat the foreign mail arriving by the ] liaelic from Honekong and Yokohama i ha* been fumigated in bulk, the ban then | opened and the contents fumigated I ; ond time. Superintendent Brooks save quarantine regulations are bo thorough that t here is no danger of contagion being introduced through mail matter. A Garibaldi Celibratlln ROME. Sept. 23.—King Humbert, Queen Margherita and the members of the Italian ministry reviewed a proces sion today of veterans of the war of 1S70. bearine tiags and decorations. The Gari baldians. in their red shirts, had the place of honor at the head of the parade. Thousands witnessed the paraue and cheered the Garlbaldians and sainted the king anil queen, who graciously returned their salutation*. Women Are Admitted INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2S.— The In diana conference of the Methodist Episco pal church by an almost unanimous vote today decider! to adroit women into the church as delegates. This afternoon Gen eral Harrison appeared by invitation and after a few felicitous remarks he was heartily cheered THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH—TIie Durrant trial; the people's ease in—Mrs. Langtry's jewels still missing—The Bnwnmore captain exonerated—Wall street mat ters assuming more satisfactory shape —Convention of Irish societies at Chi. cagu opens today—Judge Jenkins and the Northern Pacilic railroad-Forest tiros at Santa Cruz—An appeal hi the pope—California weather for the week - International yacht race won by the Yankee boat—Democratic silver lead ers meet—Eastern weather—Civil ser vice rules regaiding consuls—Cuban news—Ventura suffers from high winds—Santa. Barbara's bright pros pects—San Pedro's enjoyments—San Bernardino; a child killed by his brother; gambling leads to embezzle ment and arrest—Col ton, a railroad wreck—Santa Monica—Santa Ana— Perris, a big tire—Riverside, Cum mings convicted of murdering T. C. Narraniore; the McLean divorce case — The A. P. A.s in Missouri expect to control tbo next election—Tha Syracuse convention—Postofhee statis tics—Mexican matters. ABOUT THE CITY-A long council ses sion with hut little business accom nliabe"—Fire hydrants up for discus sion again—De l.aguna s telephone franchise ordered advertised—Tbe Citizens' league wants two city offices abolished—The financial committee's report—Bids for public work—The su pervisors dispose of a fair amount of business— Fashionable doings of fash ionable people—Angel City Athletic cub: Bogan and Frazier both in tine condition—Drngoo's very queer story of an attempt to extort money by blackmail—Arrest of a man at Santa Monica on a grave charge; it looks like an outrage—Meeting of the board of educaiton last night: matter of tiie teacher of French did not come up for action-Professor Tomlins 1 ad dress before the teachers of the city— tinder holds the reins: the mayor's policy regarding saloons; another street meeting —Mr. Henry's gold mines: the story of a sad-eyed man from Arkansas—Payne's trip from the north to the county tail —Meeting of the Confederate veterans last nigbt. WHERE YOU nAY QO TODAY ORPHEUM.—At Bp. m.; vaudeville. BURBANK.—At Sp. m.; The Minister.