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VOL. XLIV. NO. 16b
Durrant Offered Blanche La*
monts Ring for Sale
Saw tbe Accused Coming Out of the
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
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.
i A Desperate Fight fo Save the City
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
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.
National Convention nf Irish
Societies Opens Today
The Use of Physical Force Not to Be
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 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
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.''
Will Appoint Chairmen for the Various
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.
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,
John Cummings Convicted of the
Naramore Killing
The Trial of tbe Brother to Begin
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 LwJi Supervisor's Son Probably Patall.v
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.
The Greater Part of the Little Town De
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
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Thin Ii tbataeaaon when a small Want
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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.
Judge Jenkini Will Ignore tbe Seattle Court's I
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.
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.
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.
A British Consul General at San '
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.
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.
Now Getting Ready to Surprise
the Natives
Tbey Expect to Control tbe Nest
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
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
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
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
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.
ORPHEUM.—At Bp. m.; vaudeville.
BURBANK.—At Sp. m.; The Minister.

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