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Want * In THE HERALD For a girl In i.'™'™', Reaches over The HERALD wSS? 40 ' 000 Pe °P ,e Want For you A day I Columns VOL. XLIV. NO. 182 DURRANT TELLS HIS STORY Briefly, Clearly and Always to the Point AS IF STUDIED CAREFULLY He Denies the Story of Mrs. Vogel and Others He Did Not Know That Pastor Gibson Had a Box ol Tools Until After His Arrest Associated Press special Wire. BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9.—Theodore Durrant, assistant superintendent of the Emanuel Baptist church Sunday school, was placed on the witness stand today for the purpose of convincing the jury selected to try him that ho did not mur der Blanche Lamont in the belfry of the church on tho 3d of April last. With the same coolness that has characterized bis conduct since his arrest, he denied the principal allegations that have been made against bim by he most important witnesses for the prosecution. His an swers wore always brief and to the point, and by many were interpreted to mean tbat he had studied his part well before taking the stand. Only once during the course of the direct examination did he show any nervousness or hesitancy. When Attorney Dickinson asked him if he took notes at Dr. Cheney's lecturo on the afternoon of April 3d he cast his eyes towaid the floor and for a moment was silent. Ho replied that ho had taken notes, but that they wero very brief. The hesitancy ot the prijoner may be un derstood when it is explained that Gil bert F. Graham, one of Durrant's most intimate friends, will testify that Dur rant asked to borrow his notes of the lec ture. When the request was made Dur rant explained that he only needed the notes to establish a good alibi. Graham refused the request. Taken altogether, Durrant's direct testimony, which ended at 3 o'clock, when the cross-examination began, probably bad a tendency to strengthen his case. His demeanor while on the stand was certainly intended to impress the jury witb the opinion that he was telling the truth. Questions that would ordinarily cause a visible impres sion upon a guilty man were answered by Durra ,t with the utrcoit unconcern. Even when Attorney Deuprey asked him if on the 3d day of April, or at any other time, be murdered or p.irticiatod in murdering Blanche Lamont, the pris oner coolly replied in the negative. A sienilicant feature of the testimony was the fact that while Durrant was tell ing of several incidents tbat took place at a prayer meeting held on the evening of April 3d, Mrs. C. G. Noble, Blanche La mont's aunt,shook her head several times as if to indicate that the statements mado by the prisoner, o: which ahe had posi tive knowledge, were not correct. Dur rant did not look at Mrs. Noble while he was tesstifying. The purpose of the dofonse to curtail cross-examination as much as possible was shown when District Attorney Barnes asksd the first question. Durrant was asked if he was not born at Toronto, Canada, on April 24, 1871 Attorney Deuprey objected to the ques tion. He said that Durrant could have no positive knowledge on tbe subject and any belief that he might havo would be based on heresay. The court overruled the objsction and the prisoner gave an affirmative answer. Several other equally unimportnat ques tions were objected to by the defense. The objections in most cases were overruled. It was the original intention of the de fense to recal; Charles T. Lonahan this morning and have him tell more about the occasion upon which he tried to pawn a ring at Oppenheim's shop. Lena han contradicted himself so many times yesterdny that doubt was cast upon his testimony and this morning no did not respond to his name wlien called in court. An attachment was made out for Lena han, and when he was found an hour later he was placetl in the charge of the sheriff m order that he might be found when needed, ln the meantime,however, Durrant was call»d to tho stand. The examination of L'urrant was be gun wth questions relative to his age and his early life in this city. Coming down to tbe day upon which Blanche Ln mont was murdered the prisoner was asked to relate his movements from the time he left his home in the morning un til ho returned at night. He said he met Miss,'Lamont on her way lo school and rode with her on a street car until he reached the Coopci Medical college. He said he remained at tbe college until 10 o'clock, when he and another student named Ross went for a walk. When he returned an hour later he went to tbe li. brary, where he was engaged in his stud ies until noon. Then he went to lunch eon witb a student named Digging and returned at 1 o'clock. After luncheon Dur rant remained in the library until 3:30 o'clock when he attendctl Dr. Cheney's lecture. He said he wss present at the roll call at the close of the lecture and answered to bis own name. At the close of tbe lecture Durrant said he boarded a Btrect car and rode to Emanuel church for the purpose ol repairing the sun burners. He deniod that he was accom panied by Blanche Lamont or anybody else. Upon entering the church he said he left his coat and vest in the library, obtained the necessary tools and ascended to the gallery. A blackboard was provid ed and Durrant drew a rude sketch of tho church and its tall spire to illustrate the manner in which he made the re pairs. .He said to make the repairs was necessary for him to lie at full length on a plank with his head much lower than his feet. While in this position be said he inhaled so much gas that he was made ill. Tc Illustrate the manner in which tne gas escaped, Durrant took a burner and nescendmg to the jury box explained tbe construction of tho burner to tbo jury. After repairing the burner Durrant said he descended to the auditorium where be found George King playing on the organ. King remarked ihat Durrant looked pale. Durrant replied tbat King would be in the same condition if he had been nearly overcome by escaping gas. At Durrant's request King bought some bromo-seltzer, which the prisoner drank. The medicine made nim feel better, and at 0' o'clock Durrant lott the church In companywith King. He went out of his way two blocks to converse with King, after which tbey separated and Durrant went home to dinner. In the evening he went to prayer meet ing at Emanuel church. He saw Mrs. Noble and asked her if Blanche was com ing to the prayer meetwig. Mrs. Noble replied that she did not believe her niece would be present. Ho related a number of other minor incidents in connection with his conversation with Mrs. Noble, who evidently did not Indorse bis state ments, liom the fact that sbe shook her head several times. At the close of tho service Durrunt said he went home and retired. The stoiy of Durrant's movements on April 3d told, Attorney Deuprey called tho attention of the witness to the extra lock on the library door, to which only Durrant and King had keys. Durrant said he placed the lock on the door to protect the library, as the other lock was defectve. He saiii he never knew until after his arrest that thero was a box of tools in t'astor Gibson's study When shown tbe hatchet found in the belfry beside Blanche Lamont'3 body.be said bo had never seen it bclore. In refutation of the statements of severed witnesses that Durrant wore an overcoat on April 3d, the prisoner 'aid ne did not wear an overcoat during the month of April. The next move on the part of the de fense was to show that Durrant did not enter pawnbroker Oppenheim'3 shop for the purpose of pawning Blanche La mont's ring. Oppenheim testified that Durrant came into his shop between 10 and 12 oclock in the forenoon of some day between Anril 3d and April 11th. The defense endeavored to establish an alibi covering the whole period. Durrant told wdiere he was on etch day, and in three instances produced notes of lectures which lib said ho attended at Cooper Medical college. Durrant denied that on the afternoon of April 3d he was at the corner of I'ow ell and Clay streets, as testified to by Mrs. Vogel. He also denied the state ments cf the three school girls, who tes titied that Durrunt and Blanche Lamont boarded a l'owell street car at Clay street antl rode toward Mark it street. Be said he did not ride on a west-bound Valencia street car with Blanche Lamont, as testi fied to by Mrs. Crossett. He said he was never in Oppenheim s pawnshop. "Did you upon April 3d, in San Fran cisco or elsewhere." asked Attorney Deu prey, "inflict any violence upon Blanche Lamont, or did you kill or participate in killing her?" Durrant replied that badid not,and the direct examination was at an end. The cross-examination, which lasted only an hour boforo the court took a re cess until tomorrow, was confined to questions relative to the life of Durrant prior to April 3d. The prisoner told at length of the important part he had taken in tho affairs of Emanuel Baptist churcb. He said be had attended every service at the church throe times every Suntlay and twice each weel: for years. A year ago be was cno»en assistant su perintendent of tho Sunday school. THEIR TROUBLES INCREASE More Complaints Against tbe State Bank Commissioners The Orand Jury Falls to Indict Them, but They nay Yet Be Removed From Office MERCED, Cal., Oct. 9.—The state bank commissioners' troubles continue to grow. Last night Mr. W. N. Sherman, acting for a non-resident brother, who is a depositor, swore to a complaint charg ing tbe bank commissioners with having willfully neglected to perform the duties pertaining to their office, in this: That the bank commissioners, and each of them, having tho means and the oppor tunity so to do, did not up to the lirst day of September, 1895, asceitai- that tiie bank was unable to fulfill all its obliga tions,and that it was unsafe fur it to con tinue business as hereinbefore alleged. On thii complaint Judge Law this morn ing issued a citation requiring Commis sioners Kilbourne. Fuller and McGee to appear in the superior court here on tbe 15th inst. antl answer the charges and show cause why they should not be de prived of their offices. The grand jury, in its report tonight, says the officers and directors of the Mer ced bank had done nothing with criminal intent, and that if the bank commission ers bad done their duty the depositors would not now have any complaint to make. After the jury had been dis charged one of t.he jurymen said private ly that tho bank commissioners would have been indicted had not the other prosecution been commenced against them yesterday. A LAWYERS' BATTLE Which Was Much /Tore Fatal Than the Usual Wordy War WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 9.—A deadly battle occurred in a saloon at Wood ward. Oklahoma, last night. Lawyer Ed Jennings of Woodward was shot and killed and his brother, John Jennings, was mortally wounded. The men who did the shooting wero ex-State Senator Temple Houston of Texas, the oldest son of Gen. Sam Houston, and ex-Sheriff Jack Love of Woodward. The trouble began in a court room where Jennings, who is an attorney for the Santa Fo rail road company, was prosecuting a boy for stealing a keg of beer from a car. Hous ton was defending him. During the ex amination of a witness tbe lie was passed and the battle followed, when the men met later in a Saloon, nil drawing their guns simultaneously. After the shooting Houston and Love surrendered to the sheriff. John Jennings cannot live. MAHONE'S FUNERAL The Simple Ceremonies Over the Remains of the Ex-Senator PETERSBURG, W. Va., Oct. 9,_The funeral of Genertl Mahone took lace from St.Paul's Episcopal church and was very largely attended. The service was con ducted hy Rev. John Hideout, rector of Grace church. The floral tributes were very numerous. The services at the church ovor. the remains were escortetl to Blandford cemetery by the Petersburg Greys, confederate veterans, and a detail of twenty veterans from R. E. Lee camp and delegations L'oni the Old Greys so ciety of Richmond and also a delegation from the soldiers' home of that city. When tho cemetery was reached Rev. Rideout read the burial service and as the body was bains placed in the vault three volleys were Cued by tbe Peters burg Greys, which concluded tho cere mony. The Stlllwell riurder Case HANNIBAL, Mo., Oct. 9.—Dr. and Mrs. Hearne, charged with the murder of Amos J. Stillwell, wero brougnt into court here today and made application for a obange of venue for their trial, which was set for December 14th. The application was granted and the case was sent to tbe circuit court of Pike county at Bowling Green. The prisoners will be removed from Palmyra jail to the jail at Bowling Green. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES. MIGHTY AMAZEMENT CAUSED By Lord Sackville-West's Pri vate Pamphlet BUT HE HAS HIS DEFENDERS Truth Says "You're Another" to the American Public And Would Abolish International Yachting Until the Old English Dog Learns Some New Tricks Associated Press Special Wire. LONDON. Oct. 9.-The statements made by Lord .Sackville, who as Sir Lionel Sackvillo-West, was the British minister at Washington in 1881-B'J, in a pamphlet marked, "For privato circula tion only," a copy of which was obtained here by the correspondent of the New York World, and the substance of which was printed in the United States today, have caused amazement in diplomatic circles. Truth,commenting upon tbe statements made, says: Whether it was courteous or judicious for Lord Sackville to publish this attack when Mr. Bayard is ambassador in Lon don is a debatable question, to which it may, however, reasonably be replied that Mr. Bayard was immeasurably more dis courteous and injudicious in his behavior toward Sackvillc-West,when the latter was in Washington. Mr. Bayaid, therefore, would be mean to complain of this point. But tho matter acquires exceptional in terest when it is considered s.dc by side with a recent dispute regarding the race for the America's cup. It should be re membered that Sackville-West was the victim of an election trick. An indiscreet expression of opinion upon his pait was aggravated for the purpose of exciting anti-English agitation. The trick was successful and Sackvillo-West was handed his papers. England, in the person of her envoy, was grossly and wantonly in sulted. Mr. Cleveland, however, failed to secure the election. "In our relations with America experi ence tenches us always to be on the alert. This has made the English perhaps over suspicions, and, being so, they possibly imagine trickery where it does not exist. "For those reasons it may be advisable that international contests bo discon tinued until this impression is removed or the Americans realize that they are sufficiently strong to depend upon them selves without (ho support of sharp prac tices. The two nations are very nearly allied, and everything should be done on hotn sides of tho Atlantic to unite them more closely. Both nations have much In common. In America they have our peers and in England we have their heir esses. '' WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.-W. J. 0. Ban croft Davis, who was first assistant secre tary cf state under Freiinghuyson, and whose conversations Lord Sackvi le re peats, mado the following statement to tho Associated Press today: "I appear in the account twice—once in connection with alleged request made by Secretary Frelingnuysen tor the re lease of imprisoned Irish suspects, and once receiving information from Lord Granville of an alleged Irish conspiracy. "In regard to the lirst, what touK plnce hetwecn tho two governments was: Mr. Frelinghuysen, by direction of the pres ident, instructed Mr. Lowell to ask Lord Granville to have tho lord lieutenant of Ireland instructed to exercise the discre tion repossd in him by law to order an immediate trial of the prisoners, who had then been imprisoned Without trial many months. This request when pressed brought shout a release of all the prison ers. I cannot recall that I hail any con versation with the British minister on that subject, but, as his account appears to have been a contemporaneous one, it is probably substantially correct. "In regard to the conspiracy against Sir Lionel's life, tbis is the lirst I have heard of it. Tho telegram which tho ac count says was sent to the assstanit sec retary (perhaps an error of the secre tary), never reached me." Mi. Davis added ho never knew any representations had been made that Lord Lionel's life was endangered ant. had never heard before that he had been tak en on a ten-day cruise by General Sher man to avoid possible violence to his per son. From semi-oflicial sources the following explanation is given of what took place at the time of the passage of the crimes net in 1832. Tbo Irish suspects had been im prisoned under the oruers cf Mr. Foster, Jhen secretary for Ireland, lint no dispo sition was shown to bring them to trial, Mr. Foster's policy being to bold them in prison as suspects. Tho Britlsn par liament indorsed that policy by the pass age of the crimes act, which empowered the lord lieutenant of Ireland to hold sjspects prisoners until he chose to place them on trial. There was a great outcry in this country against tbe crimes act. As month after month passed without trial, it was believed that under it the prisoners could he held for life without trial. President Arthur, in response to this sentiment, did not demand the re lease of the prisoners, but he requested Lord Granville to have tho lord lieuten ant of Ireland exercise the discretion re posed in him by the crimes act, and either release or bring the prisoners to trial. Within two weeks ofter that re quest was preferred the suspects were all released, and Mr. Foster, whose policy had been overruled, had resigned from the British cabinet. , NEVADA BANK ELECTION I. W. Hellman Again Chosen President—A Successful Year's Business RAN FRANCISCO.Oct. 9.—The annual meeting ol the Nevada bank waa held today. The election resulted in the ap pointment ot the old olilcers and board ot directors. Isaias W. Hellman, president; Juhn F. Bigelow, vice-president; D. B. Davidson, cashier, and George Grant, as sistant cashier. The directors were: John W. Mncaey, Isaias W. Ilellma.i, Robert Watt, H. L. Dodge, James L. Flood, Henry F. Allen, John F. Bicelow, Lewis Gerstle, C. de Guigne and D. N. Walter. Tbe net profit of the year amounted to 1251,178 which, alter deducting tho regu lar quarterly dividends, nllowod a hand some addition to tho resetve fund. Missouri's Wicked Priest ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Oct. 9.—Dominick Wagner, late pastor of St. Mary's church, was arraigned in tbe criminal court this morning and pleaded not guilty to tno four charges preferred against hitn. The iases weic set for trial October 17th, and the priest will be tried on the charge of embezzlement lirst. It is alleged that Wagner took money belonging to the congregation and, in the name of bis brother-in-law, loaned to Bishop Burke for the benelit of the church from which lie (Wagner) had taken it. Wagner has discaracd his clerical garb and appeared in court today in citizen's clothes. THE BADGES WENT Objection to Wearing d. A. R. Badges In a Church Causes Feeling DETROIT, Oct. 0.-During the funeral of an army veteran at Port Huron today Father Spath, the Catholic priest who offi ciated, forbade the pull-uoarers to enter bia church while wearing O. A. R. badges, on tbe ground that the regalia of any society not approvod by tbe church is not permitted to be worn in the church. The incident created a great deal of feeling at Port Huron. Bishop Foley said that no rule prevailed that would prohibit tho wearing of Grand Army badges in the church, and that the priest had committed a blunder. SYNODICAL WORK Routine Matters Attended to and Otlicers Elected MERCED, Oct. 9.—The Pacifio synod lias done nothing today but routine work. After roll call this morning the moderator announced the appointment of various committees. # Tho synodical Sunday school associa tion occupied the afternoon. Excellent papers were read on various subjects connected with Sunday school work, antl this evening the following officers were elected to serve during the ensuing year: President, Mrs. J. M. Peo ples of San Francisco; vice-president, Mrs. Dacker of Lemore; secretary antl treasurer, Mrs. B. F. Wbittemore pi Mountain View. UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN Nearer the Pole Than Ever Other Babe Was Born An American Child, Helen Herschel Sherman, Opens Its Eyes to the Sfx- Honths-Long Day SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9.-On Her schel island, 800 miles from Sitka, Alaska, as a bird flies, there has been born an American baby. It would be an interesting baby if it were born of native parents, for it la the most northern born baby yet known. Herschel island being no farther from tho north pole than San Francisco is from Mazatlun. The story of tbe birth of this northernmost of Ameri can babies was brought by the captain of the steam tender Jennie. It seems that Captain Sherman and his wife had passed one winter at Herschel island, and Mrs. Sherman was quite used to the midnight sun of the summer and tbe long darkens* of tho winter as well. There was great to-do about tho birth of the baby. There were four women at Herschel island to idolize the little one. Tbey were the wives of whaling captains. Tbe whalers, most of whom had been away from home for more than eighteen months when the baby was horn, were greatly interested in the event and sent many presents to the happy mother. There happened to he a clergyman of the Church of England at the camp. He had been sent to that odd corner of tho globe as a missionary, his name b?ing Rev.Mr. Stringer. With all the formality that was pussible or) the barren island he christened the infant Helen Herschel Sherman. The baby has taken very kindly to the mild but perpetual daylight of the sum mer at Herschel island and bids tair to tlirive tbere through tbe long, dull win ter months. Her playthings are made from whalebone and her cradle was cut from pieces of wreckage by a ship's car penter. FIT FOR A FARMER'S PIPE And Likely to Make His Pocket Feel Comfortable F.x-Consul Bates Thinks That a Fancy Tobacco Can Be Raised on South ern California Ranches WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.-F. Bponcor Bates, ex-consul at Singapore, is making an effort to introduce the cultivation of Sumatra tobacco in the United Staies, in view of tho price it commands anil its snj periority for wrappers. In a report to the state department, be says that th is tobacco is suitable for growing in Lower California and on tho southern coast of the United States. Consequently he has addressed himself to the task of procur ing seed, and linding it impossible to ob tain this from official channels, owing to the reluctance of the Dutch planters, ho procured a supply trom private sources nnd will forward it to the agricultural ue partment. His report, gives a complete description of the method of culture. SCHOLARLY DETECTIVES The Berkeley Seniors Still Searching for the Book Thieves BERKELEY, Cal., Oct. 9.—The com mittee of the associated students of the university of California selected for the purpose cf taking action in behalf of the student body concerning tho thieves who have been stealing books on a large scale during the past year from tho university lihrarv has been named, The members arc: W. N. Freud, president of tho asso ciated students, 1896; Mclulloch and Flahertv of the editorial staff of the Oc cident, " lS'.Ki; Dam, 1896J A. Hirst, cor respondent of a city daily, 1886. The committee are all seniors, which fact will be perceived to havo signilicance. It is whispered around the university that one of the men who is considered by the faculty to be tho culprit is n senior, and one of the most popular men in the university. The Little Fire Boy Released SACRAMENTO, Oct. 9.—This after noon, In the superior court, Judges Hittk son and .lnbnsoon sitting in bana, heard the habeas corpus proceedings brought by Major W. A. Anderson to secure the release of Roy Gould, the 0-yoar-old self confessed lire hug. The major contended, and produced decisions to back up his contention, that the boy was of an irre sponsible age. The juices said it would be a travesty upon justice to place so small a child on trial ior arson, and ordered nis release. The Mortuary Column CHICAGO, Oct. "..--Patrick Cavanagh, tho well-known Chicago distiller, died today of apoplex". CHICAGO, Oct. 9. —Samuel F. F>lker, Ihe well-known detective, died today. THEY HAVE FOUND A PLACE The Fight Will Occur on Sched ule Time HOT SPRINGS IS THE PLACE And October 31 the Day Still Agreed Upon The Troublesome Question of Referee Settled. The Attitude of Oovernor Clark Is Yet Somewhat Doubtful Asoclated Press Soecial Wire DALLAS, Tex., Oct.9.—The Corbatt- Fitzsimmons light goes to Hot Springs, Ark. A decision was made at 5 o'clock this afteoruon ana the Florida Athletio club will move its l>elongings to Hot Springs at once. No change in the original date of hold ing the light was made. Conditions hav ing been changed quickly and positively, the date and place of the mill being named in less than twenty-four hours after the conference, though the club had forty-eight hours from Tuesday night to decide in, there werti lots of things to bo dnne.including the arrangements for get ting to work on a building and the prep aration for transportation. However, a great many matters were arranged in the conference Tuesday night. The events of today brought theso out. The question came up at tho conference whether or not Julian and Brady would agree to light outside of Texas. There was no dilliculty on this score. That being set tled, the question aroi c, would they con sent to moving tho date up to November 20. Both opposed this. 'Tbeir men, they suid, were already on fighting edge, so to speak. Julian insisted particularly on this. It seems, therefore, a concession was made in this regard by tho club. Brady sprang a telegram from i'hillip J. Dwyer of New fork, tUo official stake holder, that Fitzsimmons' money had been attached, the amount involved be ing SJBIOO. Brady and Julian had a warm discussion over this, ending in Julian promising to make good the amount in ten days from Tuesday. Julian blamed Attorney Lanny Friend of New York for tbo attachment, asserting that he forced himself on Fitzsimmons and otiierwise usod Fitzsimmons as a handle to keep himself before the public in connection With tho Australian affairs. A claim was put in by Julian for the forfeit of $2500 ifjtho mill did hot take place on the :sist. This was silenced by the proving of the fact thai the club bad the right to pull the mill off any time after July 1, 1895. The club also demanded as a" right that the refsrte bo named rigbt away. Brady demanded tho same. Julian stood pat on his old proposition, that the referee should be named on tho oay of the fight, Thero was a hot discussion betwoen Ju lian, Brady and Venditt', tbe latter declar ing that unless a referee was named at once ho would occlare tbo fight off. But Julian said it would have to go at that, then; he held it was tho safest wav to prevent tho referee being tampered with to lust name him on the day before the light. Brady said Corbett would never again sign articles of agreement unless the referee was named in the same. Mat ters looked squally for it time. After several propositions wero mado, Julian finally consented to consider the proposi tion that he and Brady should each se lect a name from six,tho name to bu kept secret until the day of the light, and tben, if the names were not the same,the decision between the two should be de cided by a toss-up. LITTLE HOOK, Ark., Oct. 9,-Gover nor Clark, when shown the Dallas tele gram about the change of the Florida Athletic club to Hot Springs, said he had nothing to say at tbis time. He would wait anil see if the change was made, nnd would then take such steps as tho law authorized. AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 9,-The Corbatt party was permitted to return to San An tonio this afternoon, tbe grand jury hav ing no further business with them. It is intimated that the best of feeling doea not exist between the district attorney and the grand jury on account of his ar bitrary action in this matter, and they called him down this afternoon. The investigation is very liable to ho a fizzle. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Oct. 9.—A tele gram received this afternoon annoonnc ing that tho Florida Athletic club had decided to jull off the Goibett-Fltsalm mons tight here caused gonoral rejoicing. The mill will tako place October Mist, as originally intended. Stuart and his associates will arriva here tomorrow to arrango the details, and work will be commenced at once on a big amphithea ter. HOT STRINGS, Oct. 9. —News was an nounced officially here this afternoon that Hot Springs is the placo where the world's championship fistic contest is to tako placo October .'list. For two days tile city lias been expecting tho word to come, and when the messages came and established the fact the people went wild with enthusiasm. The delegation that went from here to Dallas will reach here with Dan Stuart at 9 o'clock in the morning, and at once will proceed to make arrangements for the erection of a i mammoth arena for the accommodation of thousands of visitors who will come to ' witnoss tho event. IN MEMORIAM Chicago to Celebrate the Day She Embarked in the Phoenix Business CHICAGO, Oct. !!.—Twenty-four years ago this morning Chicago awoke, as it does today, in the full title of. prosperity and life. Twenty-four years ago tomor row night Chicago wsa a mass of flames and crumbling walls. This morning throughout the breadth of the great Chi- j cago of today couuntless thousands will ' tell at the bieakfast table the tragic story of that other Chicago. During the day tho survivors of tho great fire will regale the younger generation with tales of the conflagration, antl tonight, at the hour when the (lames first tinged the clouds With lire, there will De a moie preten tious celebration. How Much Is It Worth ? SAN FRANCISO, Oct. 9.—So far the new city hall has cost the taxpayers of this city $5,225,000. There is a great deal of work to be done on tho building, and $31G,000 more will be required to fin ish it. rturder Is Suspected STOCKTON, Oct. 9.—Win Hop, a Chi nese doctor, died lato t'lis afternoon un der circumstances which point to mur der, and a Chinees woman, named Yuen Sun, ia suspected of tbe murder. He Do You A small ad Place yaur ad ,Want 'In THE HERALD Foragirlln A situation? Reaches over The HERALD 40,000 People want Will find it . . . For you A da V Columns was found in a room in the woman's house, unconscious ami stripped of mon ey and jewels which he was known to have had when he entered tbe place. He did not regain consciousness The fact, that a short time ago another man was found tinder similar conditions bas led to tbe beliuf that both were murdered by the woman. An autopsy will be held in the morning. TOO REALISTIC A SCENE The Divll's Auction Company Cornea to PaUi Grief CORSICAXA, Texas, Oct. 9.—This af ternoon an explosion occurred ln the Merchants opera house, where the Devil's Auction compa.iy was preparing to play tonight. A force of stage workmen was engaged in readjusting the scenery and otherwise getting the stage in shape, and Harry Coleridge, master of transporta tion and manager of the calcium lights, was testing a cylinder. He struck a match and touched it to the cylinder, and the explosion at once followed, wrecking tbe scenery nnd tearing out two windows thirty feet distant. the stare presented a scene of devastation, over which a cloud of smoke hung. The scen ery lav around in disorderly confusion, much of it totally wrecked. In the left By toere was a hole live feet square, through whioh Arthur Sutherland had been blown into the street. When the scenery was removed and the smoke and gas had cleared away, Harry Coleridge was found lying in a pool of blood. Ho was disemboweled and one of his lees was blown entirely off. He was tbe only one killed, but nine others were badly hurt. nerced Grand Jury's Report MERCED, Oct. 9.—Alter a session of three weeks, the grand jury hied its re port this afternoon and was discharged. They found two indictments, one against a tramp for burglary, the other egainst C D. Radcliffe. editor of the Evdning Sun, for criminal libel. Radclife pub lished an article charging Superior Judge J. K. Law with moral cowardice and with shirking official duty. Rad cliffe claims be can provo every state ment made in tbo article, and says the publication was made solely for the pur pose ol getting the facts before the public. The Ku Cheng nassacre NEW YORK, Oct. 9.-A dispatch to the World from Foo Chow, China, says: The Ku Cheng commission finds that 140 Chinese took part in the massacre of missionaries at ifwasang. Fifty-nine per sons have been put on trial. Forty-five havo been convicteo. Thirty-two Chi nese are awaiting the viceroy's decision. The commission is at a standstill. The consuls are simply waiting for orders, r JUMPED FROM THE TRACK A Fatal Accident on tbe Pennsylvania Railroad A Coach ia Overturned, an Engineer Killed and Several Passengers Seriously or Fatally injured MANOR, Pa., Oct. 9.—While mail train No. 13 on the Ponnslyvanla rail road, going west, was passing through this to»n at 7 o'clock tonight, the two reir coaches jumped the track, swinging against an east-bound freight train;which struck the passenger cars with such force as to kno3k them over a 40-foot embank ment against a coal train standing on the sidinu. Conductor J. W. Miller was standing beside his engine and was killed instantly. Tho one coach turned com pletely over on its side. Mrs. Thomas Donsbue of Greenburg was thrown through a window, but escaped without a scratch, while her busband,who sat be side ber in the train, was b.dly injured. About ten passenger-i were seriously in jured. John Raker, assistant station agent at Manor, was struck by one of tbe coacnes anc la fatally injured. Mrs. John I'aco of Aliogheny, Pa., has just oeen taken from tho wreck in a dying condition. Robert I'itcairn, superintendent of the Pittsburg division of tne Pennsylvania road, bas issued a staetemnt saying that only one man was killed outrieht and Miss Washington will probably die. He also furnishes the following list: Killed: John Miller, Derry, Ta., freight con ductor. Seriously injured: H. Kunklc, Johnstown, shoulder broken. Thomas Donahue, Greensburg, head lacerated. Mrs. Margaret Metzear, Irwin, scalp wound and contusion hip. Miss M. H. James, Johnstown, head cut. Mrs. S. A. Pace, Allegheny, body ter- j rlbly cut and bruised. John H. Baker, Mnnor.body and shoul- J dor bruised. | F. Nestor, Wilkinsburg, collar bone broken and beck injured. Mrs. George Robinson, Roadstown, N. | J., arm crushed. Jennio Gray, Alleuheny. bruised. Mrs. S. A. Kelly, Alleghony, scalp wound. Fannie Washington, Allegheny, in jured internally; will die. Another Wreck OMAHA Neb. Oct. o.—ln a wreck in the yards ol tho Union Pacific railroad at Omaha this afternoon Engineer K. P. Armstrong and Fireman Charles Barkis were killed. Tlieir enigno toppled over a high embankment, crushing both men. The engineer's remains are still fastened to the ground by the wrecked locomo tive. An Excuse for a Lynching GBIFFKN, Ga.. Oct. 9,—News has just been received of a tragedy that occttried in Pine county, near Milner, on Monday, iv which eight or nine children lost their lives by poison administered by their father. Tom Bpeer, taking advantage of his Wife's absence and prompted by jeal ousy, administered tho fatal drug to bis children. It was Rough on lints, and the liond is now behind the bars. Amelia Is Free NEW YORK, Oct. o.—Mr. W. G. Max well, of the law linn of t'hanler, Max well & Phillips,is authority lor tbe state ment that a decree of divorce on tne ground of incompatibility has been granted Mrs. Amelia Rives Clianler. It is stated there was no oppositiunjjJto the divorce and nothing retlocting on either party. Mr. Maxwell declined gto give any further information. An Author's ITarrlage NEW YORK,Oct. !). -The World's Lon don special says: Edgar Saltus, the well-known American author, writes that he was married yesterday at the English embassy church 'n Paris to Miss Elsie Welch Amith. She is a granddaughter of John Welch of Philadelphia, formerly United States minister to London, PRICE FIVE CENTS POPE LEO XIII COMPLAINS Of the Celebration of Italy's Unification AS SEEN WITH PAPAL EYES The Aim Was Not to Celebrate Polit* ical Unity But to Encompass tho Spallation of tho Holy See and Accomplish a Re turn to Paganism Asjoclated Press Special Wire. ROME, Oct. 9.—The letter of his holi ness, Pope Leo XIII, to Cardinal Hum pulla, the papal secretary of state, on tbe recent fetes in celebration of tha twenty-fifth anniversary of the entry of tbe Italian troops into Rome, was pub lished this evening, it is as follows: The sentiment of humanity which even mindß dominated by passion retain, seemed to permit of the hopo of some con sideration in our old age, but tbia has been brutally ignored. We have beeu re duced to become almost immediate wit nesses of the apotheosis of tbe Italian revolution and the spoliation of tbe holy see. Tbat which most afflicted us is the design to perpetuate rather than to ter minate the conflict of wbich no one can measure the disastrous effects. Ihe final object of the occupation of Rome waa not to complete political unity, but in destroying tlie walls of the temporal me tropolis to more closely attack tbe spirit ual power of tho pope. Tho object waa to chaqge tbe destinies of Rome, return to paganism and give birth to a third Home, and a tbird era of civilization. This it was desired to celebrate recently under sanction of the new law, by noisy demonstrations conducted by a sect which is the enemy of God. The nation suffers, for not only are the promises of mutual benclits unfulfilled; but morally Italy is divided and subdivided by fac tions which menace all civil and social institntions in augmenting numbers and lorce. Xothing will ever confer veritable independence upon the papacy so long as it does not havo temporal jurisdiction. This condition they pretend having granted us, suboidinated to the arbitrary will of course, and lately there bas been a suggestion of a threat to abrogate even tbe guarantee itself. The letter then vaunts the blessing oi the pontiliciul sovereignty and invites the Italians not to be bound up with sects antl to consider how pernicious it would be to perpetuate tbe conflict which is protiting the enemies of Christ. It aftirras that the bead of the church follows loving vigilance, humanity's road, and does not refuse to accept tbe reasonable necessities of tbe times. The letter of his holiness concludll with : "If Italians, throwing off the Ma sonic yoke, would listen to us, we could open "our hearts to the fondest hopes. | Otherwise, we can but predict new and greater disasters." Russia's Expansion LONDON, Oct. 9.—Tbe Vie.ma corre spondent of the Times telegraphs that he hears on good authority that tne Russisn government is planning a line of fast steamers to run from Vladivostock to Shanghai, in connection with the Sibe rian railroad. Should Have Been Seventy GENESEE, N. V., Oct. 9.—Father Flaherty was today sentenced to seven years in Auburn prison for having com mitted an outrage upon the person of a girl tindet 10 years of age. THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH — Durrant tella his story—An American obild born in the high Arctic regions—Hunting tha book thieves at Berkeley—Chicago to celebrate the anniversary of tha great lire—The doings in railroad cir cles—Comment on Sackville-West's pamphlet—The pope's letter regard ing the celebration of the unification of Italy—Ex-Consul Bates and his to bacco project—Troubles of the state bank commissioners — The Devils Auction company comes to grief—A fatal accident on the Pennsylavnla railroad—Hot Springs agreed upon as the Corbett - Fitzsimmons battle ground—Detective Len Harris' son fatally wounded—Sporting news- Tammany Hall Democrats nominate a ticket—An interview with the cap tain-goneral of the Spanish forces in Cuba—Rivera; snipping walnuts- Ontario—Ventura; the races—Santa Paula; horse notes—Santa Ana; ob jection to reduced prices for beets; plans for a county jail—Long Beacb; a reception to Pastor Wcller— River side; Forester's convention; notes- Pasadena; death of Dr. McGilvray; a letter from South Africa; brevities— San Pedro—Santa Monica—Azusa; a burglar Btory—Santa Barbara; the tax rate. ABOUT|THE ClTY—Second and last day of the woman's parliament; it was pronounced a most successful Bession—Laving of the corner stone of the college of medicine building — The Sixth Agricultural district fair; tho prjgramnio for tha six days of racing—News on the oil situation- Agreement of the city council after a two days' siege; equalizing city salaries—The city engineers' report- Building record for yesterday—The lire commission in session—Patriot ism in tho schools; certain days des ignated for commemoration—Real estate and building; a review of tba week's business—The Errington mur der trial; taking the testimony for the prosecution commenced—Mrs. Balllngton Booth; the noted Salva tion army-worker will visit tbis city —A journalist's cscapuoe—The Y. M. C. A. convention—Fight among man hunters: George Witte shot by Thomas Burns—The Rev. Ucrt Estes Howard on trial today. WHERE YOU riAY OO TODAY ORPHEUM—At Bp. m.; vaudeville. BUR BANK—At Bp. m.; The Senator. LOS ANGELES THEATER —At 8 p. m.| Pauline Hall in Dorcas.