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San Antonio Daily Light (Newspaper) - October 28, 1891, San Antonio, Texas Lic Psi lib mpg fat wednesday october 28, 1891. Copyright by amp Noah press association 1801. Edited by Alfred b. Tozer. 1891, by american press association. When Charlemagne and his a a knights of the round table a were making War on Tho Saracens i Africa it frequently happened that knights on either Side would fight in single combat for the Honor of their re i Sportive armies. Tho Saracens had been for Many years Tho Scourge the dreaded invaders of Europe and All waged War against this common enemy. But in these Day Tho worst Scourge that threatens us is that dread invader consumption. Consumption fastens its hold upon its victims while they Are unconscious of its approach. A or. Pierces Golden lied ice i discovery has cured thousands of cases of this most fatal of maladies. But it must to taken before Tho disease is too far advanced in on or to to e Fleet Ive. If taken in time and Given a fair trial it will cure or Money paid for it will to refunded. For weak lungs Spitt ing of blood shortness of breath bronchitis asthma severe coughs and Kindred affections it is an unequalled remedy. For All diseases that arise from a torpid liver and impure blood nothing can take Tho place of or. Pierces Golden medical discovery. Nothing will after you have seen what it does. It prevents and Quot cures by removing Tho cause. It invigorates the liver purifies Tho blood Sharpens Tho appetite improves digestion and builds up both strength and flesh when reduced below the Standard of health. Bold by druggists St cry w her t. Sanks and Bankers. J.8. Alexander president. A. Alexander cashier. Texas National Bank 253 Commerce Street. Off a general banking business transacted. Drafts on Europe. Mexican dollars and other foreign Money purchased. Amp to letters Register kept n on Reading room where Stranders in the City Are invited to Call. amp co., Bankers 111 is the drafts on the principal cities la the uni is i states and in All european countries. For Sun Coin and currency bought and sold. Rail Road time table i. Amp g. N. Railroad. De a Utu Kes. For St. Louis via Iron of Milt tin or m., k. And t. 5 4r>a. M for St. Louis via Iron Mountain a w p. In for Laredo 9 55 a. In arrivals. From St. Louis via Iron Mountain and m., k. And t. 9 35 a. In from St. Louis via Iron Mountain and m., k. And to 10 00 p. M from Laredo 5 35 p. M Southern Pacific Railroad. Through express East. Leaves for new Orleans Houston and Galveston 9 15 a. In. And 9 p. In arrives from the East. Arrives from new Orleans Houston and Galveston 7 a. In. And 3 50 p. In through West. Leaves for san Francisco Elpaso and Eagle pass 4 20 p. A arrives from san Francisco Elpaso and Eagle pass 8 45 a. In s. A. Amp a. P. Railroad. Departures. Leaves for Kerrville Dally except sunday.5 00 p. M leaves for Galveston Houston and Cuero daily 9 loa.leaves for Corpus Christi Rockport and Beeville daily i p. In arrivals from Kerrville daily except sunday.10 00 a. In from Corpus Christi Rockport and Beeville daily 3 20 p. In from Galveston Houston and Cuero daily 6 20 p. M Mallory Steamer sail from Galveston every wednesday and saturday. Piso a remedy for Catarrh is the Best easiest to use and cheapest. Sold by druggists or sent by mail. 50c. E. T. Hazel Tine. Warren a. I a English manton<1 Brans. Ennyr0yal pills original and Only genuine Anre always reliable ladies Aik druggist for Chichester t Bug fish did. Mond Brand in it d and Gold metallic noses sealed with Blue ribbon. Tithe enc other. Refute dangerous no in Taw dons arum imitations Ai druggists or Lead 4a i?.�?T?01 Jot particulars testimonials aul ii i it Quot Ter by return it mall. 10,000 l. Miru Eulals. Name eater Clausal cat do. Madison no ii Are. Oom by All local druggists. Hiwada 12 and whiskey Hillila cured at Home without pain. Book of Par Ticus ars sent i blk a. M. Wool Ley,u. Atlanta a. Off Loo too. Whitehall St the daily Light air Only 50 cents a month delivered chapter i. Contributed by the reverend James Morgan. My memory is not As reliable As it was once and i can to be exact As to the Date. It is impression however that the interview i am asked to recall took place Early on a saturday Forenoon in april in the year eighteen Hundred and seventy. It must have been saturday for i remember that the notes of next Days Sermon Lay before for revision when wife a Knock sounded on study door. I was greatly annoyed at the interruption but before i could utter the impatient words which arose excellent wife threw open the door Aud announced a lady visitor who desired to see in private. The next moment mrs. Clark Melville entered the room. I was still Iii easy chair at the writing table. My visitor without wait ing for to hand her a chair took the first one that came in her Way As she advanced into the apartment carried it Forward with her own hand and Slit Down with her face within a Yard of own. A i am in great trouble of mind a she said a and come to you for sympathy and mrs. Clark Melville was the wealthiest and most popular lady of congregation. She was noted for her perfect toilets for her deeds of Charity and for an invincible Pride in the Melville past and present which amounted almost to a mania. As her pastor i had frequently shared her confidences but she had never before asked for sympathy and advice on her own account. I saw at once that it was no Ordinary trouble that had brought her to . Her kind Motherly face was paler than usual and there were Haggard lines upon it which i had never seen there la fore it was evident that her nervous system was unduly excited and that she had rested badly the previous night is. The body was found Ina Pool of bloody we All have on Little weaknesses and i confess that one of mine got the better of then. In eagerness to have curiosity satisfied i lost sight of the fact that she Hail come to for sympathy As Well As advice. I sat staring her full in the face until she was forced into an abrupt question leading up to the subject in hand. A have you read the morning papers a i had not. For once i had Given own affairs precedence Over those of neighbors. I had worked on Sermon and neglected the news. A i am sorry a she said when i had answered her question. A it will make it More difficult for to the Tribune Lay upon the table within easy reach and i took it up. Before i could unfold it she took it from hand and Laid it aside. A i can to sit Heie and see you read the reporters account of it a she said in explanation of her action. A now that i am Here i want you to have the Story from own lips. My Coachman was murdered last night murdered in his own room and under roof in you May imagine How astonished i was. A servant murdered in cold blood under the roof of one of the most aristocratic families in tile City i it seemed to almost too horrible to be True. I am almost ashamed to put on paper what i did next. I attempted to regain Possession of the morning paper which visitor had put aside in order that i might devour the details of the tragedy. Mrs. Melville restrained with a motion of her hand. At that moment she was the least excited of the two. I admit that i a Clergyman entirely unaccustomed to Deal with matters of a criminal character was startled beyond pow Hue after smother i rejected every expression of astonishment and sympathy which slow Bruin suggested. Again stupidity forced her to Lead the conversation. J a i want your she said. A i can confide secret to no one lint you. Tell what i ought to do and you shall be obeyed i found Tongue at last. I reminded mrs. Melville that As yet i was entirely destitute of tile Xiii a test information regarding the tragedy a i beg your Pardon a she said. A this trouble seems to have turned poor head. You shall hear All i know about the wretched affair then you can Tell what i ought to i repeat Hie Story so far As possible in mrs. Melville a own words a the murder was committed Early Iii the evening not earlier than seven for the Coachman left Hie Kitchen about that hour and not later than eight for the a it by was found about that time. From the Kitchen the unfortunate Man went directly to his room on the second floor of the Carriage House. The Coachman s room opens from a Ball which occupies a portion of the second floor of the laundry building. At the other end of Tho hallway fire Tho stairs leading to the Kitchen. The Coachman s door is the Only one opening from this Hall. There is no door at the top of the Kitchen stairs. A from the Kitchen the Coachman room can in reached Only by Means of Tho stairway and the hallway i have mentioned. From the Carriage floor below the room is reached by a narrow stairway terminating at a Stout door opening into the room. This door is invariable kept locked. The Only person allowed to have a key to either of the doors opening into the Coachman s room was the Coachman himself. This precaution was taken to prevent the Kitchen in dog Entenz l by Means of the Carriage House door and Tho hallway Over the laundry. A the murder took place in the Coachman a room. The body was found Iii a Pool of blood Iii the Center of the apartment. Thero had been no struggle. Nothing in the room had been displaced. The poor Man must have been stricken Down Asho sat tidying some portion of the harness. Straps and buckles Lay scattered about Tho floor just As they had fallen when the unsuspecting Man fell from his chair stunned and bleeding by a blow dealt from behind with some Blunt instrument. A the servants came to the instant the body was discovered and i hastened to the spot. The sight of. The dead Man and the blood overcame . I Sank half fainting into a chair standing against the door opening from the stairway leading from the Carriage floor. For several minutes i was too weak to follow Iii Aud leave the room and in the general excitement no Oue noticed condition i remained there with the Back of chair resting against the door until the arrival of the police. Quot guided by a servant who had been dispatched to the nearest station House the police officers entered the building by the Carriage door. I knew of their presence Only when they demanded admission from the opposite Side of the door where i sat. Before i could gather sufficient strength to Rise to feet the door tvs thrust rudely upon . The officers had discovered the key in the lock on the outside and had opened the door without the assistance of those in Tho room. My inability to move obstructed their Entrance and a servant came to assistance. I was at once taken to room and i Only know from the servants what followed. A a rigid examination of tile premises was made by the police officers. All the servants in the House were summoned and questioned. The officer in charge kept his conclusions to himself until the last moment when the chambermaid legged him to cause the main portion of the House to be searched. The Assassin she urged might be secreted Iii some of the upper rooms with the intention of doing further mischief Iii the dead of night. A the officer calmly referred her to the Cook s statement that no one had passed through the Kitchen either to or from the passage after seven o clock. A a a it is All Clear enough a he said in conclusion. A the person who murdered the Coachman entered the building by the carnage door. You saw that we found the key in the door when we arrived. The murderer passed through the Carriage House when it was unoccupied. If the door opening into the Coachman a room was locked when the murderer reached the head of the stairway he found the key on the outside just As we did. The chalices Are however a he went on. A that the door was open. The Assassin came upon his victim unawares. The opening of a door would have attracted attention after committing the deed the murderer departed by the same route toking the precaution to delay possible Pursuit by Locking the door after him. Tho Only wonder is that he did not remove Tho key. A a a there a he concluded a you have the whole thing in a nutshell. Show a person with whom the Coachman lived in bitter enmity and i will show you the person who took his life. A the chambermaid was silenced but the conversation Short As it was served to attract the attention of the servants to another one of the excited group of servants All of whom seemed then to re Mem Lier that of late the housekeeper Laid is or a a with the to under it Man. She had even been heard to Cirr eaten him. A the officer was Quick to notice the new interest with which the housekeeper was being eyed by her companions. Without waiting an instant he asked a question he might Well have delayed. A a a Tell a he demanded a were All the servants on Friendly terms with the Coachman a a the stupid creatures stared harder than Ever at the poor housekeeper and said not a word. A a a Tell a repeated the officer a is there a person in the House who lived on unfriendly terms with the murdered Man a a a moment More and it All Caline out. The housekeeper had let Een known to threaten the Coachman the miserable creatures i am tempted to discharge every servant in the House when i re a Rnjak i Iii in in in member How ready they were to cast suspicion upon the trembling c feature. I think i am right in saying that but for one thing the officer would have taken her Iii change then and then. He had previously express d an opinion that the Assassin had entered his victim s room through the Carriage House door. Only for this circumstance be poor Louse keep r As honest a woman As Ever lived a would have been charged with the Coachman s murder chapter in also contributed by the reverend James Morgan. A the murder was committed by an occupant of a after the departure of the officers a continued mrs. Clark Melville a i summoned the Honisek Ejier to room. There i heard from Lier lips the Story Oil the officers investigations in the Coachman a room just As Yon have heard ii from mine. The poor creature was much disturbed Over her own prominence in the matter and declared herself to be the innocent victim of a conspiracy on the part of the servants. I dismissed her with the Assurance of Protection Aud retired for the night. A it will not Surprise Yon when i tel you that i could not sleep. The instant i closed eyes the ghastly scene in the Carriage loft thrust itself upon imag Illarion. After a time i remembered liar ing previously placed a sleeping potion in an a i joining room and arose to get it. A when i turned the Knob of the door opening into Tho room i found that a chair had been placed against it on the other Side. I forced Way Iii Aud closed the door lie Hind in order that Tho atmosphere of own room might not be disturbed. When i turned Back with the sleeping potion in hand the position of the chair put a thought into mind which effectually banished sleep for the remainder of the night. The chair stood away from the door and away from the Wall just where the opening of the door had forced it. Quot the chair i had occupied in the Coachman s room had obstructed the opening of the door at the head of the stairs leading from the Carriage floor below just As this chair had obstructed Entrance into the inner room. A i remembered then that i was among the first in Tho Coachman a room after the alarm was Given. I remembered us that Tho chair was not moved from the moment i entered the room until it was thrust aside upon the arrival of the la it lice. A tile chair must have been placed against the door before the murder. It must have been placed there by the Coachman himself. This being the Case How could the Assassin have entered and departed by the stairs leading to the Carriage floor without displacing it he could not have closed the door on the outside and left the chair standing against it in the room. A then the horrible thought that the murderer had gone on his fatal errand through the passage from the Kitchen took full Possession of . From that moment i have been Able to think of nothing else. I want your candid advice. For gods Sake done to give it hastily a no person not connected with household was in Kitchen that Day. I cannot be mistaken in this. If the miserable inferences i have drawn from this Small discovery Are Correct the murder was committed by an occupant of House by a member of family or by a person in employ a a what could i say there she sat wrought by Lier own relation of the tragedy into a state of nervous excitement appealing to sympathy in the same sentence in which she demanded candid decision. I had refrained from interruption or comment during the recital in order that i might get the filmy possibly then for the first time put in connected form for Wosa a a. M any by a or change of to is which might be suggested by questions or prematurely expressed conclusions from . The result was that i passively accepted mrs. Clark Melville a own conclusions. I recognized the discovery she had made As of the greatest importance. I knew then As Well As i know now the character of the advice she expected to to give. I could not give it. I must Here record another weakness. My first thoughts were utterly selfish and utterly unworthy of a Man in the position i occupied. They should have been of Tho troubled woman before . Who bad risked her Pence of mind on decision and sat waiting for reply. My Only excuse is that i knew How implicitly mrs. Melville trusted . I understood that a word from would set the matter at rest forever so far As she was concerned. I Felt the whole weight of Tho tragedy on Humble shoulders. Like a Coward i ignored her claim upon to us her a Dor Aud As a gentleman and refused to Bear the Harden. I took advantage of the Loc to a she had left in begging not to give a Hasty reply i explained that it was a serious matter. I told her that i must have time to think. I saw that she was disappointed. A i can to Bear the suspense of it Quot she Haiti with Teara in her eyes. A Tell what i ought to do. I believe the police to be working on a false theory it is in Power to set them right. Is it duty to do it must i expose every Nook and Corner of premises a every habit Aud peculiarity of family and servants to the gaze of the Public through Hie medium of the detectives and the reporters the scandal of it would kill a i could not toll her that she did wrong in doubting the correctness of the officers theory of the Case that the trifling discovery upon which she put so much stress amounted to nothing and that it Pas clearly improper for her to interfere in the matter in any Way. There was no doubt in mind that she exacted to to Tell her this but i could not do it. I told her that i could not judge of the value of her theory and gave her the card of a private detective who had solicited Ray influence in getting business. She left study with the troubled look deepening on her face and i went Back to Sermon in anything but a cheerful mood. Perhaps i did wrong. But How Many men placed in position would have done differently if i had Only known what the result of the detectives work would be. Mrs. Clark Melville would never have gone from study to his office that Day. I have not spared myself in what i have written Here. I Hope that those who follow in the narrative will be Able to write truthfully with less pain to themselves. Chapter Iii. Contributed by Charles Gates detective won is a Melville and a gentleman i introduce myself As the detective employed in the Melville murder Case. I was retained by mrs. Clark Melville in person. She came to office on the afternoon of the Day after the murder and presented Lier own card and that of the reverend James Morgan a talented Clergyman whose acquaintance i had formed while serving on the regular City Force. A the reverend James Morgan a she began after i had Given her a chair in pie private office a recommends you As a person to he relied upon in a difficult and delicate matter. You have card. The Herald Lay on your table when i entered. La it necessary that you should hear from the details of the unfortunate affair a spoken like a woman who but a woman would expect an officer to begin work on an important Case with nothing but a hastily written newspaper article for a guide Well i had a wealthy client and a Case quite important enough to add to reputation so i kept thoughts to myself. There would to time enough for the details after i had been retained. A i am not satisfied with the theory advanced by the Public officers a she continued after i had answered her question in Tim negative a although nothing would please More than absolute proof of its correctness. I have reasons of own for believing perhaps i should have said fearing that the person who committed the murder entered the Coachman a room by Way of the passage from the Kitchen of this be True the murderer is undoubtedly a member of House continued on sixth pm i

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