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To reach all the people with your wants, You must use The Herald. Fast Climbing Upward VOL. XLV. NO. 20 EVERYBODY IS READY TO ASSIST San Francisco to Get the National Convention 01 PEOPLE 1 ENTHUSIASTIC Ready to Extend Aid in All Possible Ways CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTS The Herald's Stand Commended at Home and Abroad 4 Feeling of Confidence That San Francisco's Prospects Are Good Prominent Citizens Talk of tne Importance oi Los Angeles Taking a Hand In Aiding to Secure the Con vention lor th? Coast Los Angeles antl all of Southern Cali fornia, but more particularly the people of tbis city, are going to put their shoul ders to the wheel and help San Francisco to secure the next Republican national convention. The proposition for Southern California to take a band in this great work was first proposed by The Herald. It was tho lirst paper south of the Tehnchepi moun tains to call upon tho people of this region to help to secure a victory for the state and the section west of the Rockies hy aiding in every way possible to bring the convention to San F'roncisco. The position of The Herald has beer, en dorsed on every Bide and many words of praise bavejbeen voiced for it. Tho citi zens of Los Angeles havo fallen into line and now they are going to commence to work. The directors of tne chamber of com mee:c at their meeting yesterday dis- OUrssd this matter. The members were all enthusiastic, and it wns the unanimous opinion thai everything possible should be done by the chamber anti all of its auxiliary bod-lea to bring the great lle pul'dtan gatheirng to the cast. Presi dent Patterson snoke in blab praise of the attitude uf The idernltl in regard to the mattei, ns did also Director 0. M. Wells and others. The consensus of opin ion was that, if the convention was held at the Golden Gate city it would be a mattsr of public rejoicing for every citi r.en til Southern California. ACTION OF THE CHAMBER. Tbe following resolution, offered by Director Graves, was unanimously ad opted: Resolved. That tbe members of the chamber ot commerce be requested to use their iutlucp.ee witb nil members of the I epublican national committee whom tbey may know to seonre the holding of the next Republican, convention in San Francisco. Everybody here says that Los Angeles wants to see tbe convention go to San Francisco and this being tho case it has been suggested that it would be a wise idea for the chamber of commerce, the board of trade und kindred organizations to appoint a committee to work in con junction with the San Francisco com mittees that are now anlisted in this work. The point is made that an organ iz. o effort is much more effective than the eliorts of thousands at. random. WHY 'FRISCO IS IN IT. The fact is that Pltasbursj is the strong est competitor that San Francisco has for tbe convention. Chicago is indifferent, New York don't care and each city is opposetl to tbe other getting it. They are counted out of the race. Pittsburg has neither the. facilities as regards hotels or halls for the convention. Then, too, it is a high tariff town antl McKinlev s friends are entrenched there. The fie- Kinlee leaderp want the convention at Pittsburg for tbe teason that the local conditions that exist would be decidedly favorable to bis candidacy. And the field is against McKinley on tbat account, and therefore, against PittsDurg. San Fran cisco is regarded as neutral ground by all candidates, and for tbat reason is such a general favorite witb the national com mitteemen, every one of whom has his indiviaua! candidate for president. CAME BACK ENTHUSIASTIC Capt. H. 'A, Osborne, of the Evening Epxress, returned yostenlay from San Francisco full of enthusiasm over tho outlook and prospects California has to ccpturo the Repubican national conven tion next year. While north Captain Os borne attended the meeting of tbe com mittee of the t'nion League club that has the matter of securing tne convention in hand, and also the session of tbe Califor nia Press association, which organization took the matter up. "Why." said Captuin Osborne Inst eve ning, "I was relaly surprised to Inarn the excellent prospect tbat San Francisco has to be named as the gathering point for tne Republican clans next year. The people of tbe metropolis have'taken hold of the matter with great vim and energy. SI. 11. de Young, of the Chronicle, stntos that with the proper effort he thinks we can get the convention. J, T. Williams, of the Examiner, thinks the same, and Charles M. Shortridgo, of the Call, wires from the east that everything is bright. "Those who have the mutter in hand in San Francisoo nre greatly encouraged Any person desiring to subscribe to the Southern California Convention Fund may do so by filling in the amount of their subscription in the space provided therefor in this coupon, and addressing the same to Southern California Convention Fund, The Herald, Bradbury block, Los Angeles, Cal. The fund thus subscribed is to be used to assist in paying the expense of entertaining the National Republican Convention of 1896, at San Francisco, providing that body can be induced to assemble at that city. Los Angeles, , 1895. The undersigned hereby subscribes the sum of dollars to the Southern California Convention Fund, and agrees to pay said amount to the order of TH": Herald on demand. by the support they have already recoived and the further aid promised by South ern California. The editorial in The Herald in reference *lo this subject I heard commented on favorably a number of prominent gentlemen in Sati Francisco. It will take every effort that can possibly be put forth to win this tight and every citizen of Southern Cali fornia should pitch in. E honestly be lieve that, if San secures tiie convention, Los Angeles will in the long run profit to an extent equally as great as will tbo city where it is held." ALL IN LINE That thrf people of Los Angeles are awake to the suggestions of Tne Herald as regards assisting in getting the con vention is clearly showti by the following interviews with prominent citizens: EX-GoVernor LlOtiel Sheldon said: "It would bo one of the best things tbat SOU Id be brought about for Southern Cal ifornia to have the convention held in Ban Francisco. Just let Tbe Herald keep tin its lick and we will do everything that we can. I have already written several letters and intend to write more on this subject. It n a good work and an important one." Governor J. J. Gosper, wlien seen, said: "Yes, indeed, we must all of us set to worK and do all that wo can to get tho convention for San Fianciscn. Kvery man in this state that can write a letter tbat would influence either directly or indirectly the v.ite uf a national commit teeman should do so. It is not a tight for San Francisco, but for the whole state — for the whole west, if you please. We must have tho gathering if we can pn« sihly get it.and the only thing to do is to work and work hard tor it. The course of Tiie Herald is to be commended. It lias struck ttie right chord*" Governor Gosper was of the opinion that it would be a wise idea to linve a suucommilteo appointed hero in Los An geles to take tho work of pushing tho convention proposition in this end of the state in hand] tiie subcommittee here to work in conjunction with the San Fran cisco cnni.nittees. This suggestion will undoubtedly be acted on at an early date. Kx-President 0. M. Wells of the cham ber of commerce said: "By all means let us help out. It is just tho thing to do. If we can get those people out here on the coast it will be a great thing for ua and for them. We ought to heln in every way that we can, and then some day San Francisco will help us out." lUVKKSIDK HEADY P. Evans, the Riverside banker, is a guest of the Hollcnbeck. He was seen last evening and suid : "We will do all we can down at Riverside to help out. Count on us. The Herald lias taken the lead on this question. Let us Know what you expect us to do down our way and wo will do it. If wo can get those national convention folks out here on tho coast once it will be of incalculable value to us." Hon. A, W. Ryan of this city said: "Every good citizen of Eos Angete? should aDplaud the efforts of The Herald to work up a, convention centiment down here. It is a worthy labor fur a worthy cause and if the convention is held on the coast our people will be benetited to a marked degree, if financial aid is need ed to get tlie convention we should come to the front with our share." Professor T. S. 0. Lowe said: "Yes, indeed. lam a convention crank. I cei tainly favor tho idea of our humping our selves to help out San Fruncisco. We should give all tho aid in our power, financial or moral, freely, gladly, will ingly." W, 0. Patterson, president of the cham ber of commerce, said: "It will be a great thing if we can get the convention j held in San Francisco. It will bring Id,ooo strangers to Los Angeles who have never seen the placo before. Thwy will go away hacK to their eastern homes and tbey never will cease to tail: about us. Wo should pitch in and do all wo can to I bring about the much to be desired ro- HUlt. " JOE MAN LEY'S ABILITY. H. W, Chase, the genial proprietor of the Nadeau, is a peryonal friend of Joseph H. Manley, the noted Maine leader,who is a National committeeman and a staunch friend and supporter of tho claims of San Francisco. Mr. Cnase bas known Mr. Manley for ynnrj and iias great faith in him and his ability to pull the convention over to tbe Pacific coast. Mr. Chase last evening said: "Joe Man ley js now and always has been a great friend of Caifornia and I think that there is no doubt about his ability to bring the convention to the coast this year if we here in the state put forth the proper effort ournelves. There is no time to be lost though, and everybody shoul.i do all they can. The EI era Id has done nurdy in working to get Southern California to co-operate with San Francisco ami will undoubtedly accomplish what it has set out to. It is entitled to credit for its work and will unquestionably receive it," A. O. Uilike. tho affable gentleman who controls the Hollenbeck. "You can count on me doing everything I can to help San FrancL-co to got the convention. It will be worth more to Los Angeles to have it held there than any one can esti mate. Our people should all do their best to bring about that result ond they undoubtedly will do so. The Herald leads tho way and we are glad to follow." And so it was with everyone who was seen and who had time to talk about the subject. Today somo plan will undoubt edly be put forth to obtain organized action of some kind, so that efforts of Southern California to help San Francisco in her light will be united and therefore more effective. A Mysterious Death MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30.-Tre body of liev. F. Spindler, an aged clergyman, liv- ing at Shokapee, Minn., was found iv the outskirts of tho city this moining with three oullet holes near the heart. Near by was it 2'J-caliber revolver. The police have been unable to determine whether it was suicide or murder. Spindler was 74 years old. He retired f.'om tho Gorman Lutheran ministry two years ago. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 31, 1895.—TWELVE PAGES. THE PITZEL MURDER CASE The Dead Maa's Widow Gives Her Testimony i story mm m fiction The Property Interests Which Tempted Holmes to Crime ABLE TO PROVIDE CORPSES Which Might Be Used to Defraud In, surance Companies Equally Ready to Kill Utile Xhlldren to Guard His Seirctl A Strange. Mixture at Multifarious Aliases, ol Fiendish Cunning and of Infer red Crime—The ChilJren'a Intercepted Letters Associated Press Special Wire PHILADF.LPHIA, Oct. 30.—During four long hours today, under the scrutin izing gaze of a oourt room crowded with strangers to ber, a pale, worn woman un derwent an ordeal which well might have broken the nerve of many a strong man. She was Mrs. Carrie Alice I'itzel. With bravery and fortitude she stood tho test, in spite of the fact that her physical sys tem had neen so shattered by .tha battle of woes under which she has all but suc cumbed, that she was obliged to inter rupt her pitiful narrative at frequont in tervals to accept spoonfuls of medicine trom the trained nurs? who attended io r. In a voice broken with grief she told tho whole distressing story of how her hus band w:id spirited aivay from her and murdered out of sheer greed of gain; how she bade bei little ones goudhy. confid ing them lo the care of the ma:; Holmes iv all their youthfulness, little thinking that when she next saw tbem, the two little girls would he lying side by side on the marble slab of a morgue, coll in death, and the boy a parcel of moulder ing bones. Between her bitter suns she related every detail—from the first meet ing of Holmes almost up to today—and so affecting was the story tbat even Dis trict Attorney Graham, long used to tales of grief antl distress, paussa in the exam ination to wipe away n furtive tear. The woman's physical condition was such that the court had to repeat her testimony after her because of her weak voice. Through it all the shrunken, pallid figure in the tlock, who by one unfamiliar with the shocking story, wouni never have besn taken for tlie greatest criminal of the aga, sat un moved. Not a muscle quivered, not an eyelash moved, even when the strain ne canic so great that the bearing halted to give the wretched woman ar>opportunity to recover herself. In leed, once or nvice as some [statement struck a chord in his breast if chords thcro ha in such a mm, a malicious sneer played around bit thin, bloodless lips, but never once did the woman look toward bim. During every movement ot tho long ex amination she kept her eyes ri feted on the commonwealth's ollicers, or tho coun sel for tho defense, as if fearing to shift tbem io oither side, lest in their course they should fall upon of the man in the dock. There were other witnesses called, but naturally Mrs. Pitzel's tesimony was the feature of the day. She went, on th-) stand at 2:30 p. m., immediately upon the reaeerabling of court af'ei the Junch recess, anil remained there, except for the evening intermission, until 8:80 oclock. The other incidents of tho tiay were tho reading of statements mndo by Holmes to the Boston police ollicers when first arrosted thero on November 17th, last, teling the story of the conspiracy to swindle the insurance company opt of the $10,000 on Pitzel's life. The cross-examination of the witness was conducted actively by Messrs. Shoe maker and Kotan, lawyers whom Holmes (Ilamissed on Monday nod recaiied mat night, hut it was apparent that it waa really Holmes himself who was conduct ing tho defense. Ho c mtinued to ctake copious notes antl almost momentarily his attorneys were at the dock-side accepting suggestions from him. In tbe opinion of all those who heard, except possibly Holmes and bis attorneys, tho evidence of today is strong enough to wend bim to tbe gallows, Slowly but none the loss surely the chain was forped around him and it is a chain which will bo nani to oreak. There will be a pretty point oi law in the case presently —if anything associated with it can be called so. Tho re- in a law here that a wire cannot testify against her husband. In spito of tblft, Mr* Craham declared that he would call the alleged Mrs. Holmes, or Howard, to the stand. Tbis is why he has been combatting Holmes assertion that this woman, idiom Mr. Graham persists In calling Miss Yorke, is his iawfiil wife* The lirst witness today was Susan Hur ley, who keeps a boarding bouse at No. 104 Bac« street. She said PitZdl boarded at her house for a week in August, Mrs. Alice Tierce, ot No. IH4 Callow hill street, identified I'Uzel's picture as that of tho man who lived at No. 131b'. She bad known bim through nis buying cigars at her store. O. X, Forest Perry, assistant to the president of the Fidelity Mutual Life association, was then called. This was the company swindled out of 110*000 for which Pitzel's life was insured, and it was Perry wJio began the investigation into the gigantic conspiracy. Ho first Identified tho policy issued, in which Carrie K. i'itzel, the widow, is the bene ficiary. It is dated Nov. 9, 1893. Next Perry identified a receipt for $9,715,85, the amount of the policy, less expenses, paid to and receipted foi by J. L>, Howe, the St. Louis attorney who represented Mrs. Pitzel. This is dated September 24, 1894, Perry waa present when Howe received the money. When Holmes catnu to tbis city at the request of the company to idontify the body, Howe and Alice Pitzel wore in the ofrbe. Holmes camo In after wards and was introduced to them. He and Howe met us strangers, but he uald he hau met Alice before and she remem bered him. After .the payment of the maiißV tha eu attar waa closed until tha re dipt of a letter by President Fouse, ot the insurance company, from Superinten dent of Police Harrigan of St. Loui.. This contained tbe declaration of Heds peth, the train robber, that while in jail in St. Louis he had overheard Holmes and Pitzel talking of forming a OOusplr aey to defraud an insurance company out of 110,0110 by the substitution of a corpse for Pitzel. Inspector Gray, of the insurance com pany was sent to St. Louis and Inter viewed Hedspeth. On the information thus obtained a warrant was sworn out for Holmes on the charge of conspiracy, and upon this be was arrested in Boston. The witness went to that city ami iden tified Holmes. The latter had made a verbal statement to the witness, in the presence of Deputy Superintendent Has com, Chief of Police Watts and John Cor nish, a private detective in Chief Watts' otlice. "I asked hirr. where Mrs. I'itzel wn«," salt! ferry, "and he replied that lie did not care to tell. Then I asked him where Pilzoi was, and ho said he ffas in south America or on his way there, and the hoy Howard was with him. Alice and Nellie, he said, were in London with Minnie Williams, lie said he had given Howard to his father in Detroit, and had sent Nellie and Alice irom Toronto on a train on which no redo a short distance to meet Minnie Williams,eitber at Buffnlo or Niagara Foils—l forget which." After nn unimportant cross-exam illa tion, Perry was temporarily withdrawn from the stand and Inspector Wm. E. Cray of the insurance company, told nf a trip to St.Louis,where ho procured HedS' puth's statement. This was produced hut not 3et offered in evidence. In conse quence of it the tracking ot Holm is wns begun. He was first located at Ugdens bure, N. V., then at Frescott, Canada, various points in Now Hampshire, Bur lington, Vt , nnd Boston. O. N. Hanscom. deputy superintendent of police of Boston, directed Holmes' arrest on a telegram from Fort Worth, Texas, saying he wns wanted far "lar ceny of one horse." Holmes smiled at this testimony. When arrested Holmes said he did not want to go to Fart Worth, but that he would go without requisition to Phila delphia, where he had defrauded tbe Fidelity Insurance company of $10,000, I bis was entirely voluntary on Holme)' part. Anna Robblns, the (stenographer, who took the examination of Holmes by 11 in - senm, identiti d a copy oi the statement. District Attorney Graham offered the statement in evidence and Assistant Hallow rend it to the jury. When he had finished the court too 1 : a recess. When Jcourt re convene.i Francis X. Quilin, an empiovoo of the Fidelity com pany, id en ti rind Holmes' signature to a Statement prepared by Quint), as notary public. This statement was read and is in substance as follows: "While in jail at St. Louis Holmes had met Hedspetn, Who said they could get out of jail for $40(1, Holmes to gel 1300 and other parties $100. Holme? toid him of a scheme to defraud an insurance com pany, but that he needed a lawyer. Hedspeth referred him to Howe, and after several visits to bim. Howe con firmed Hediprth's statement of ihe amount of money needed Thoy dis cussed the insurance scheme and Howe asked where they would acta corps-. Holmes replied tnat would be all right. as hej~bad plenty ol experience in tbut line. Tho details were cairion out and Holmes modo arrangements in "Sow Vi rk on August !l to get the body,but the one obtained lacked the wart and other marks peculiar to Pit*.*!. While here !:o got word front Now York that a body was ready. He went there, got it and brought It baefc here to Fltiel. Holmes ond hi-; wife then left town. He went to Bt. liOiiis, wnere he found I'itzel's wile and children much excited. Holmes had sev eral tntsrviaws with McDonald ami Howe, and tec latter wanted to abandon the insurance scheme. Holmes said he would take his chances because ihe stake whs big enough. Howe demanded £oin of the money if it went through, und Holmes claimed tnat this was outrageous as ne had taken all the chances and done nil tho "dirty work." When Howe threat ened exposure, Holmes submitted he was not afraid, as be had done nothing crim inal. Tho money wis finally obtained and Howe kept $2500 of it, Mrs. Pitzel being giv:'n the balance. This concluded tie statement. During its reading three women were ushered into court by a side door, (hie was. "Dessa ' Pitsel and nuother her mother. Then' was a buzz in the 001 i t rcom when District Attorney Graham called Mis. Pitzel. A tall.slendei woman, dressed in shabby black, lor face pale and worn, tuok the stand. In answer to a svries of questions from Mr. Graham, she said: "My name is Carrie Pitzel and Ben jamin I'itzel was my husband. In July. I 1894, we Uvad in Sr. Louts. My husband hint toKon a policy in tbeFidelity comj an t for "110,000. Un July 2!ith fie lets for Phil ai o bpia in connection with the matter. 1 know the prisoner. Before July 1894, 1 had seen him several times with ray hus band when bo came to OUI house in ht. Louis anil when we lived on Madison av onue, Chicago. I corresponded with my 1 husband while I was in Philadelphia. The letters were addressed to No. 1316 Callonhill street. He answered them, and io one spoke of settling in Philadel phia. He said he was in tho patent bus iness in that city. I knew lie was living under the name of Perry." "Did you know anything about the property of Holmes — tho Sixty-third street castle?" "By my husband tolling mo about it.' "Did ho have any interest in that?-' "My husband said ho old." "Did you Know that your husband had been in Fort Worth before he came to Philadelphia C' "Yes.'' An objection heing here made on the ground of irrelevancy, Mr. Graham said he proposed to show that the Fort Worth and Chicago properties wero in the name of Lyman, and both Holmes and Pitzel— Lyman being an alias of the latter—were interested in them. This, he said, re lated lo the motives in addition tv the ill sire to get the insurance money, that ! actuated Holmes in killing Pitzel ami I the children, and would be followed by I proof of a quarrel beiwoen Holmes und Pitzel concerning tho ownership and title to the properties. The examination being resumed, Mrs. Pitzel said: "Holmes said to me that he had put $6000 in Fort Worth property to pay off j a note due September 18, 1894, My has i hand said he ban a half interest in tbe Fort Worth property. It was in the name of Denton T. Lyman. Holmes told me | this. The Chicago property, he said, was in the name of Perry on account of the Teire Haute trouble." "Did you have any talk with Holmes about the insurance case before it was carried out?" "Once be spoke to me about it when he tamo back from the south and asked me if Ben had told me about it. I said yes, anil I did not want anything to do with it. He said Ben would bo home from the south soon ; that ho was sick 1 down there." Continuing, Mrs. Pitzel said : "I knew Howe through Holmes. By his advice I employed Howe and gavo him the power of attorney to collect tbe money. I don't know Who prepared the papers, but Howe brought them to me to be signed. Holmes told me my husband was all right." "In whose caro did Alice leave St. Louis?" "In Howe's. She wont at Holmes sug gestion to Philadelphia to identify the 1 CanMunad on third Qtllil DURRANT SITS STOLIDLY Of SmiSes at His Own Witty BARNES' CLOSING SPEECH Thrills Every Listener bat the Man The Address Will Be Concluded Today, the Jury Will Be Charged and Dur rant'.s Fate Decided Assi elated Press Special Wire. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30. —District Attorney Barnes torfay appeared as the central ligurr in the lust scene of tlie trial of Thootlore Durrant. While the spectators in the crowded court room craned tlieir necks to catch every word of the speaker, bo delivered what is con sidered in many respects one oi the strongest arguments ever made to a Cali fornia jury. Aside from baing logical and convincing in his discussion of the testimony he m.ide two or three dramatic ny-plays that, put to a severe test the iron nerves of the prisoner. Of these scenes tlie most impressive took place in the early part of his argument, when he spoke of liow counsel for the defense had invoked the spirit of Blanche Lamont and voiced her thought by saying, "Let him go free; lie harmed me not." While looking intently at the frame bearing Miss Laraont'a dress, which stood near the jury box, and telling how through the long days of tlie trial he had seen the young school girl rlothcJ ill nil her inno cence and purity, Mr. Barnes reached the climax of the scene. Turning upon Dur rant, who was seatdd only three feet r.Troy, the district attorney,with clenched lists and in a voice of thunder exclaimed: "I see her now. There she stands be bind him at this very moment, not pray ing for vengeance for her deep and reme diless wrongs, not for the law's retribu tion upon lier murderer, but with uplift ed bands and streaming eyes, praying that Ood will not put it into your hearts, by tli" mockery of a verdict of not guilty, tn set free this monster to prey upon other soul-, nolluto with vile hands the unsunned snow of other children, and defy anew that God of justice whose min isters you arc." Durrant was the least affected person in the court room. While Mrs. Noble, the dead girl's aunt, wept silently, and everybody else was thrilled with the imprcisiveness of the scene, Durrant sat stolid anil indifferent. As ths dislr Oi attorney's last words were I uttered, tin: prisoner whispered sum«< j thing in the ear of his mother who sat j near him and smiled as if pleased at the wit of his own remark. Mr. Barnes be:'an his argument by dwelling upon the personalities of Miss Lamont and Durrant and outlining the grounds upon which the state bases its contention that no one but Durrant co-ild he the murderer. He spoke in part as ' follows: "ihe individual who perpetrated tho I Hideous murder, with which tne defend ant stands charged, and which has hai ' rowed the soul and frozen the blond of this community, is no ordinary criminal: his crime in "every aspect in which it may he considered is without a parallel. It was not committed under a blind and I furolui impulse to revenge some real or ; fancied wrong to his person, his property « r his character, nor from motives of gum, nor in tne commission of robbery, nor yet under the hot spur ot jealousy, that hoi! of the injured lover. It wns in every sense a Colli-blooded, vicious mur der, it was without the slightest provo cation or apparent excuso or palliation. The assassin choso tor his victim un In. nooent und belpl.ss maiden, in years al most a child, almost a stranger in our city, a simple school girl temporarily re si'i'ing with a relative and engaged in the itiugolo to obtain an education as a teacher in tho normal school. She was undeveloped in mind, pure in life and ihoiialit, of simple and unsuspecting na ture and presenting none of tbe qualities which are supposed to arouse the evil passions of the seducer anil the libertine. ! For the scene of his dreadful MMo.it the I murderer selected an Evangelical church, I dedicated t* tho worship ol God, a tern lie where the doctrines and the life of .lesus Christ were taught and illustrated lln Baoabth ussomhlv, in midweek prayer ' meeting and In social gathering. He took tlie Ufa ol his victim, not with the sav age mercy of the quick pistol or the silent knife, hut he tortured her with tbe lingering process ol strangulation, driv ing his cruel lingers deep Into the tender Mesh ol her slender throat; anil, so fierce ly did he do his devil's work, that the stigma of his crime remained until the discovery of her corpse, clearly discern ible as tiie cause ci avatb, not only by the expert surgical exalmnei hut by the most unlearned observer. What other il any wrong, was d in* her before lior soul exhaled and went to hoavan, we <lo not know. The advancement of natural do oompoaitlon ba'ilod investigation and made knowledge lmposallbo,but we km w that oillio' living or dying, or dead, she was taken by hint up the steep stairs of the ateeple of the belf.-y of the church, where be supported the poor body with blocks oi wo,id, and left it there to rot In nakedness and wilher In the coul,wea am wind that swept through the lofty spire. He hid the remains where he believed tbey would remain undiscovered and have no promise ol Christian burial. There he left her. She wns dead, but he fancied himself safe from detection and exposure. Tho Heaven pointing noire of the Redeemer's church was his only con tidallt and accomplice. No human eye bad wltntssed his assault upon Blanche Lamont. No ear bad heard her first shriek of terror and amassment, as this monster fall upon her, or the last stifled moan of dying agony ibnt preceded the awful silence of ber final rest. None save the Cod whom be feared not had seen him as be extended the naked and slender form on the belfry floor, laid tho thin arms ncioss tho undeveloped bosom, propped the head and straightened the meager body in the oust. Not a human he n]t had beheld bis retreat from the ' awful presence of tho death which was I bis work, and tho secret was safely locked in bis own breast. There lay tlie speech less and untestifylng corpse, and what wild it now to i>ive him fear. It bud been nothing but a girl after all, and oOncem- I ing ber there would he the same old Hiory tc which bo c.uild help to give euireuey — tho same old story of a vanished girl, a diatraoted family, lin ineffective und per functory search ' among the lions, sof ill renute, v reluctant conclusion that this little one, like others of Eve's daughters, iiad gone to her moral destruction; a picture turned to the wall, a name never Koolrun.and oblivion, uersonal and social. Advertisers Reach tlie People Get in line early with your Sunday advertising; The Sunday Herald is a big one. Through The Herald for poor, lost Blanche Lamont. And he wa§ right for the moment. The wrath of the God whose law he had violated and whose templo tie had defiled seemed to slumber. The murderer went his guilty wav, with his undivulged crime, un- ; scathed and unwhipped of justice, while his Tcltlm lav in the spire that pointed its slender finger to the sky as if re proaching its Kuler for his uumoving in dignation." Mr. Humes then related the circum stances in connection with tbe discovery of Miss Lamont s body and from the facts drew the conclusion tbat she was mm dered by some member of the church who had keys to the building and in whom she hail confidence. The murderer must also have been a man whose cunning was autlicient to enable him to stitle the nat ural feeling of timidity whioh always ac companies innocence and induce her to go alone with him to tno darkened church in which they both worshiped on Sunday. Such a man, ho said, is Theodore Dur rant. (Inly a monster capahle of taking tl c life ot an innocent giri. lie said,could remain impassive ana almost defiant when accused of such a crime. "Gentlemen," continued Mr. Barnes, "such a man is ol such rave quality that if confronted at last with tbe proofs of his crime whose recital has shocked all i civilization he could and he would, as he has done, sneeringly smile in the awful presence of the relics of his victim torn by his hands from her stiffening body and exhibit neither pa<s'on nor emotion, nei ther sympathy nor regret for the unfortu nate child he had brought to a premature grave. Sucli a man could well lio In jail awaiting his trial for murder and elotbe his villainy with the mask cf a pretended trust in die Jehovah whom be had de fied, and ploy tiie saint with verses and phrases ttolen from holy wtit. He could listen with grim complacency while his counsel struggled to weave a web of sus picion ami accusation around one whom «c knew to be innooent, aud from ttie be ginning to the end of his trial for the highest crime known to tbe law, remain the same nerveless, impassible, smiling villain. "I am aware, gentlemen, that in a case of this character, equally witi that where crimes less atrocious are laid to tho chargo of any creature, tho case of the people must rest upon its strength, and not upon the weakness or the failure of counsel to prove tnat which he most confidently promised to establish. I have not tlie time, nor should you possess the patience to wait on me while I compare the held and confident utterances of al leged facts exculpatory of his client, into which zeal has betrayed tho advocates of the defendant, with the wretched and total failure of proof. If such compari son is obvious, yon can make it for your* selvos. I must* observe, however, that I listened to the opening statemont for the defense with an absorbing interest. 1 was diaapiointed in but little. What 1 heard 1 expected to hear, savo one thought which filled me with amazement and pain. The learned counsel who op-ned tlie case ot tha defendant iuvoked tbe spirit of Blanche Lamont and voiced hor thought ny saying: 'Let him go free; he harmed me not.' Gentlemen, liko tie counsel, 1 have felt her presence during all the long and tedious days of this im portant trial. I have seen her, as she wns 01 the third day of April last, as Mic left her school and ber classes, with her little burden of books and paper. 1 see again slender rone b?fore me with ber girlish forpi. Above it I see her sweet. t«ce, haloed hy its wealth of hair, her gentle evfs, ber smiling mouth dropping kindly words, bubbling np from the un polluted depths of a pure heart. I bave se«n her as she was when the defendant ahlressed hor at the door of the normal school. 1 have seen her ev«ry day ; I sea her now. There she stands Behind bim at this hour; not praying for vengeance tor her deep and remediless wrongs, nor for the law's retribution upon her mur ! derer, but with uplifted hands ord j streaming eyes praying that God will not put it into yonr hands, by the mockery of a verdict ot not guilty, to set this monster : rce upon other gentle I souls, to pollute with vile hands the UO j sunned show of other children, and defy I anew thai God of justice, whose minis- I ters you are." in spooking of Durrant s defense. Dis trict Attorney Barnes said an olioi was the liisc anil favorable method of crimi nals to escape justice. "Dnrrant'a testimony is a mass of con tradictions from beginning to end," said Mr. Barnes. "Not only lias bo contra dicted tho testimony of the prosecution's witnesses, but no has contradicted the testimony of his own. 1 submit to you, gentlemen, that there is nothing in the testimony of the defendant, or of any witness presented by the defense to es tablish the alibi that the defense bas tried lo build up in this case." Mr. Barnes said he believed it had been conclusively proved that Durrant. did not attend Dr. Cberey'a lecture on the after noon of April lid, notwithstanding the fact that the prisoner is marked present on the roll cull. Even if no ono else answered for Durrant. ne sain the roll call was but a copy of the original record and had been proved to contain errors, [f Durrant was at the lecutre, he asked Why hau not at least one student out of the class of seventy-four been brought I forworn to testify lo the fact Why hnd no witness been produced who saw Dur rant on bis way from the college to tho ODUOKb? Tho district attorney said there was every reason for believing Dr. Graham's testimony to tho eliect that on April 2uth Durrant told.him lie had no notes of the lecture and asked to borrow his. Dr. Graham was a friend and cla-smato of Durrant and would have no motive for telling a falsehood. At that time Dur rant had made a copy of Glaser's notes, mit he wanted Graham's in order that he might make enough changes so tbat it would not he apparent that he had copied from Glaser's. With iegard to the state ment made by General Dickinson to the effect that be had Dnrrant'a notes In his possession three days before Dr. Graham had bis interview with tne prisoner, the district attorney called attention to the fact that General Dickinson negelcted to testify to that tact. As the statement I was of the utmost importance tr, the pris- I oner if true, Mr. Barnes commented on the tact that Dioklnson,although h" went on the stand to testify about the book strap, did not while under oath tell that be hal Durrani's notes in his possosjiun on April i"th. Mr. Barnes closed with an eloquent ap peal to the jury to avenge the murder of Blanche Lament anil protect the women nun girls of the state by returning a vei diot of guilty of murder in the first de gree, with the penalty of death. The district attorney will conclude his argument tomorrow afternoon, when the jury will bs charged and the fate of Dur- I rant placed in their hands. Cilbson's Alibi SAN* FRANCISCO, Oct. 30.—Now that iho Durrant trial i 9 practically over,Kev. Mr.J. Gibson, whoso name bus been men tioned in connection with the murders that occurred in his church, says that in case an uttemnt had been made to cast suspici'nj'upon him, he was prepared witn an nnbi showing; his every move ment on tiie days Mns Lamont and Min nie William! were murdered, lie says tho insinuations of the defense have caused Dim BOjworry, as he win prepared at ar.y time to meet any charge they might male, Steamer Arrivals SOUTHAMPTON, Oct. 30.—Arrived— New York from New York. NEW YOKE, Oct. 30.-Arrived-Lahn from lirarooo. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE MILITIA UNDER ARMS To Prevent the Meeting of the Fighters A DETERMINED GOVERNOR Orders tbe Arrest of the Pugs at Any Cost Sheriff Houpt Fails to Find His Man, and Fitz. Julian and the Sheriff Are Quietly Arrestee Associated Press Special Wire. LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 30.—Governot Clarke has called out tbe First regiment to stop the fight between Corbett and Fitzslmmons. Companies at Pine Bluff, Helena, ot Cabot and Jacksonville, have been ordered to be ready to march this afternoon. The McCarthy light guard,the F letcher rifles and Eagle light battery of this city, have also been notified to be ready to move at 1 p. m. Tho captain of the 11 elena company says he, has forty-eight men, ready to march witli. 1000 rounds of ammunition. Forest Cit.y has tiiirty-eight men with plenty of cart ridges. All aro eager for tbe trip. Tlie -plan now is to send about 100 militiamen to Hot Springs from this city today <and mass the other companies at Little Rock, whence they may be sent to Hot SpMnga eorlv tomorrow. Tbe governor is stilil de termined the light shall not occur- Ha says he proposes to exhaust every resource at his command. Geneial Taylor, tbe commander of tbe state militia, was in consultation with tbe governor .today. Adjutant General Whipple and Colonel Hollcinber of the First regiment <are per fecting arrangements for moving the troops. Jobn L. Sullivan has been engaged by a New York newspaper to report tne Cor bctt-Fitzsimmons fight. LITTLE ROCK. Arte. Oct/. 30.—Fitz simmons was met at Mar&b/aJI, Tex,, by Sheriff Houpt and left at once for Shrove port. Tbe route from that, place will be through Alexandria, Pine/Bluff, thence ovor tlie Cotton Belt to / Camden, from Camden to Guerdon, the/nee to Malvern. Tho sheriffs of Clarke, Lafa3'ette and Ouachita counties havo been notified to arrest Fitzsimmons anrt Julian and hold them for the sheriff of Pulaski county. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Oct. 30.—The announcemnt from L'lttle Rock that Gov ernor Clarko has plac/ed tne state militia under waiting ordtjs produced no , per ceptible effect upon the local sporting fraternity. It is thought this action was taken to prepare for tho emergency of Fitzsimmons falling into tbe hands of Sheriff Ho-upt's officers, at Texarsana, and being brought to this city. LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 30.—A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sheriff Houpt of Garland county,who is engaged in an effort to get F'ltzsimmoDS to Hot Springs. The warrant was issued by Judge Martin of tbe Pulaski county circuit court. MARSHALL, Tex., Oct. 30.—Fitzaim. mons and his trainer, also Mrs. F'itz almmona and Mrs. Julian, were on the train that passed here northoound at 12:40 p. m. today. The sheriff of Hot Spings, who has been waiting he.-c since Monday night, hoarded tbe train and en tered the sloepar whore Fitzsimmons and party were. It is understood Fitzsim mons will jump off tho train and run into Arkansas, where he will be arrested by Sheriff Houpt, who will tane him to Hot Springs, where he will give bond and tbe light will take place tomorrow night. CHICAGO, Oct. 30.—Governor Clarke of Arkansas, at 3:30 p. m., wired the As sociated l'ress as fol ows: LITTLE BOOK, Ocr. 30.—At Hot THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH — District Attorney Barnes' closing speech in the Durrani trial; the case will go to the jury to day—The tale of more than infernal crime brought out in tne testimony in the Holmes murder ease—Fight mat ters aro very much mixed and Fitz simmons is under arrest—The Vene zuelan question Hearing a crisis— Unban affairs; volunteers offer their services at (Chicago—Snorting notes— An open revolt of Armenians against tne sultan —I'asadena; a gambler con* victed ; wedding belts; brevities—San Bernardino; the unguided trafn; Ires* cott to retire; Button's case—River» side; an unsound bank; electrio light matters. ABOUT THE CITY-Tno specifications in tho new street sweeping contract; What the city will expect—Merchants enter a protesOßgalnst the peddling or dinance and want the law amended — Tho abolishment of certain municipal ollices still a Hive is-ue with tbo Citi zons' league—(Meeting of the fire commisaioneiac Vetter wins bis tight nnn the department engines will be shifted arouml—ll. Buehler, ex school director, wants a position aa eallman — While the merits of a nef burner were being explained it ex ploded; damage to the dwelling—Real estate and btfilding; tbe record for the week is Sustained—Princess Xeta on the witness Stand; tho owner ot Beauty Won/ler in its defense—Meet ing of the chamber of commerce di rectors; the proposition to hold the next Republican convention in San Francisco is endorsed —Yesterday's meeting of tho W. C. T. U.— Yester day nt the races; Zombro proves himself a phenomenon; the polo game—Everybody is ready io help Ban Francisco get the national He publican convention—Builty of man slaughter; Kennott is so adjudged by a Jury—Lady Sholto Douglas to play Bettie in Nancy & Co. at the Bur bank theater—Governor Budd not to go to San Diego. WHERE YOU MAY 00 TODAY ORPHF.UM—At 8 p.m.; vaudeville. BURBAXK—At Bp. m.; Tbe Ensign. AGRICULTURAL PARK—At 2 p. K.f T.i'a tuaetiuo.