The Late Murders
THE LATE MURDERS. A FLAT DENIAL l-'KOM OSE OF AUSTIN'S HACK DRIVERS Thii Statesman mude every effort yesterday yesterday known to reportorial news-gatlier-ing to obtain possession of some solid facts about the lnte mysterious murdors, bnt in every instance the KrroisT rAiixD. Questiouir.tf and cross-examining proved proved of no avail, for if in his round, the reporter met any one who really knows anything, he wns sure not to "give it way." The readers of Thb Statesman roust be patient, tinder all the oircuin-Htances. oircuin-Htances. The truth is sure to come out, and the crimson clouds which have enveloped enveloped THESK DAMNABLE YuiMIIS will melt away before the warm sunlight of justice and law. Enough is believed to be known to justify this assertion. In the moan time, be vigilant and watchful scan closely every suspicious character, and, to quote a high official, 'if they cannot give a good and true account of themselves, themselves, one hour's notice) is sufficient time to make them LEAVE THE CITY. Already has the order of City Marshal Lucy, to drive all tramps and vagrants from the city, worked much good, and in many localities insured a feeling of security security for life and proporty. Notwithstanding Notwithstanding this wholesome state of affairs, how-over how-over .there still remain some bad characters characters in our midst. Only last night, between between the hours of seven and eight, THK POLICE WEBB SUMMONED to watch a house not a block from Congress Congress avenue, where it was thought and reported that some one was trying to break in for no good purpose. Up to one o'clock this morning no one was seen to return to the premises, although officers were keenly ou the alert. I Apiopfis to some of the rumors afloa in connection with the DEATH OF MBS. PHILLIPS. Mr. IV'ra. Rod, a public hack driver, has Hsked The Statksman to say that the report report that Mrs. Phillips was riding in his hack a couple of hours before she was nturdered, is also entirely false. lie is of the opinion that the report grew out of the fact that he drove three iadies home1 from n Knights and Ladies of Honor ! lodge meeting the night of the murder. one of whom resides on the Phillips' block, and his hack was seen OOINO TO THAT LOCALITY. Mr. Bed says that he feels these rumors are doing great injustice to him and an injury to his business, and The Statesman regards it as simple justice to him that his denial be given publicity. The ladies he drove home are wives of honorable citizens of Austin, whose names can be obtained at any time upon inquiry. A feeling of regard for their modesty snd innocence prompts the O MMSIOM OF THEM from any couetion with the terrible deeds of lastChrittmas eve night. A reporter of The Statesman was informed informed by an officer yesterday that young Phillips had recovered sufficiently to be able to walk about in his room, and even out into the yard. His attending physician physician could not be seen, for when the reporter reporter called at his office, twice, ho was absent on professional visits.