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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1895-
Told a Gauzy Story.
.San Francisco, Oct. 10. Theodore
nrrrant9 repulationfof trutli'ahd verac
itwent'cdzupletoly to pieces on tho wit
ness stana Xhh morning. Durrani's
uuswois to two or three questions were
pilpably lies, :rtul h changed his an
swers lo fit otcasioiis. Besides iio told a
story about tho, disappearance of Blanche
Lamont thalraa So gauzy, that every
body .woruleaHow'Darrant'had.the har
dihooJ to think the jury would accept it
as a fact.
The pitfall into which Durrani fell was
in Idling about lh'o afternoon that ho
spent at the ferry lo ecu if Blanche would
not attempt lo cross Hie bay to escape
from (he city. - Dnrraut said he had a
elewjtuattMiss Lamont 'would cross the
Aske.i whero ho got tho clevr, Dnrrant
said he was standing at the corner of
Market and Montgomery streets that day
when a etranpar ramo-op to him and
asked him if his name was not Darrant.
Tho prisoner replied that it was. The
stranger then asked if Durrani was not
iufersslCii m her. jlisjppearance in view
of Ihe'facrtaVbis-tiarue had been con
nected with tho case. Dnrraut replied
that'be was." TIfeslranger then said:
Vatch the ferries this afternoon.
Tliat is iny advice. Sho will try to cross
Although Darrant said ho was over
joyed to pet a c'civ to Miss Lamont, in
reply to Diittict Attorney Barnes' quea
liocsjtie saii he did not ask the inan's
name, residence or anything about the
sonrcc of information be had received.
Neither did lie ask for farther informa
tion on the subject. He simply watched
the man walk toward Dnpont street, and
then Darraut went to a resturant and
ate kmcheon. He then went to the
ferry, he sayp, to see if he could find
Foe r. of Darrant a friends saw Durrant
at the ferry that afternoon, and by one
ol them tin? prosecution expects to prove
that Durrani went there not to meet
Blanche Lamont, but Minnie Wilnanis.
Aaron I lege, an okl schoolmate of
Darrant', testified at the preliminary
examination that Darrant met a woman
answering Minnie Williams description,
and boarding the Howard-street car with
her rode to Mis-ion street.
Darrant testified today that he did not
meet any woman at the ferryand that he
went from the ferry to the armory to
pick;upiii3:blankets preparatory 40. mak
ing the trip to Mount Diablo nut day.
To Frank Sademan, whom be saw at the
ferry.Dorrant said that he was looking
for Blaniite Laraont. To. Dodge and
Dates, students at the medical college,
he said 1ms was waiting for members of
the signal carts who were coming over
When he asked tudar it he told Dodge
and Dnkes that he was tracing a clew to
Miss lamont,. Darrant at first replied
that he did. The next moment he
realized mat be baa given the wrong
answer and replied that he did not. He
attempted to reconcile his statements by
saying that be was looking for Miss
Lamont and waiting for members of the
eigne! corps at the same time.
District Attoruc Barnes asked Dnr
rant why he Jefi tbe ferry at 5 o'clock to
make preparations, to go on a pleasure
trip if 1m? was so much interested in find
ing'Misa Lamont with whose disappear
anee his name had been so unpleasantly
connected. Darrant replied that be did
not think it necessary to remain at the
ferry any longer.
The district attorney then asked if he
told anv ofjiianche's friends of the, im
porlant clew he' had received from the
stranger. Darrant replied thai he had
not, as he had not bad an opportunity,
After vigorous questioning Darrant ad
mittcd that he had attended a Christian
Endeavor meeting tho same 'night where
ho met a number cf Miss Lamont'
friends. Among others he met Thomas
Vogel, who, Dnrrant testified a moment
before, was more interested in Blanche's
disappearance than anybody else, except
ber aunt, Mrs. Noble. Although he had
a private conversation with Vogel, Dur
rant told him nothing about the clew to
3IiH8 Lamont's disappearance, as he said
the subject did cot occur to him.
Darrant wag asked if after the disap
pearance cf Blanche Lamont he told
Herbert Schlaglcr that she had probably
been led -astray and had gone into
honse of ill fame. Dnrrant said he told
Schlagler that Mis3 Lamont might havo
been led astray. Barnes asked Dnrrant
what there was about the manner
character of Mies Limont that induced
him to make that remark. Darrant
said he knew nothing against Miss La'
moflt;1jnt had heard Detective Anthony
say that she might have been led astray,
A Fierce Hurricane.
San Fiiancisco, Oct. 10. Private dis-
patches received .here say that La Par,
Mexico, has been completely destroyed
by a . hurricane. Tho storm was fol
lowed by a tidal wave, tho waters in the
bay rising to an unprecedented height,
inundating that portion of the city front
ing on tho bay, and carrying oat to sea
men, animals and debris of wrecked
buildings as tho tido subsided. The dis
patch announcing tho destruction of La
Paz was dated Guaymas, and was re
ceived, by Shipping Agent Renter. The
dispatch said the steamer Willamette
Valley of the PaciGc Mail line, had been
delayed two days t Gcaymas by the
same storm which devastated La Paz,
buf that ehe left Guaymas last night for
rI?rV- t " .t 1 ti t 1 1
aiexicans uero eay mat may uave nan
dispatches about a severe storm which
prevailed all along the coast early this
week. The loes of life is reported heavy.
but details of the disaster are sieager.
La Paz is the capital of Lower Califor
nia and situated on a bay of the same
name. The port is well sheltered and
easily defensible against an attack from
the seat. Tho city bad a population of
4000, a cathedra, a government boose
and a townhocse, and the place was once
tho abode of luxury, as evidenced by. the
hondsome dwellings of the wealtby'dass.
La Paz was once tho seat of extensive
pearl fisheries. Silver mining was ex
tensively engaged in and the commerce
of the port was sot inconsiderable.
The Fight at Hot Springs.
Hot Srmscs. Ark., Oct 10. Mayor
Walters and Attorney Martin returned
today from Dallas, where they secured
the Cotbett-Fitssimnions fight for Hot
Springs. . U. Slivin, the architect
for the club, also came. Dan Stuart
will; arrive Sunday or Monday. Slivin
said be wonld go right to work laying
out the ground for an ampitheater. The
Dallas structure will be moved here in
its entirety and the big fight will be
palled off at Whittington Park, October,
Five hundred thousand feet of lumber
is on the side track at Dallas or on the
way here, and men arc tearing down the
trnctnro at Dallas.
A monstrns crowd of jubilant titizens
free ted the return of the committee.
Corbett will train at Hot Springs and
will arrive next week. It is not defi
nitely known whether Fitzsimmons
will come hero to train, but bo probably
Durrant Still on the Stand.
SanFeaxc4sco, Oct. 11. District At
torney Barnes today resumed the cross
examination ol TheodorelCurrant on the
Bubject of the component pvta of bromo-
seltzer. Barnes said be wished to show
that a sufficient quantity of bromo-seltxer
would kill a person who had been partly
overcome by gas. Durrant said he had
a general knowledge of the component
parts of the medicine and he denied that
the active principle of that medicine
was bromide of potassium .
Durrant became contused while being
questioned with regard to the notes of
the lecture given by Dr. Cheney on the
afternoon ttiat Blanche Lamont was
murdered. The district attomoy asked
Darrant if it was not a fact that be did
not take any notes at the lecture. lcr
rant said that it was not. Lrarxant was
then asked if be did not ask Dr. Gilbert
F. Graham for his notes at the same
time saying that he bad notes and could
establish a good alibi. Dnrrant said be
did not ask Graham for tho notes, as
Graham camo to him, at the prison and
volunteered to lend him Ins notes. Dor
rant said at the time of Graham's visit
Le did not know whether he bad the
notes or not, although ho afterward ad'
mittcd that on April 10 be asked a stu
dent named Glazier to read hii notes to
him. Darrant said his notes on the
lecture were meager, and as Glazier read
his notes he expanded bis own.
The weak part ol Durrant's testimony
was his statement that when be was
arrested- on April 12 be did not know
whether he bad notes, of Dr Cheney's
lecture or not, although he bad compared
his notes with Student Glazier's fonr
da s before and knew that be was bus
pected of killing the girl who had disap
peared on tho day the lecture was given
Darrant said ho would have tho jury be
lieve that when he. was arrested he-had
forgotten whether or not he bad notes of
the lecture. When questioned closely as
when he forgot about the notes,' Cur
rant made further mistake of telling, the
day upon wblch ho forgot about'tho
notes on April 13, the day before he was
arrested,' and remembered them again on
April 17. Tho court took a recess until
InvSan Francisco Harbor.
San Francisco, Oct. 11. The Ship
owners' Association has started a move
ment to do away with the employment
of pilots and the taxation of floating
property. A letter has been addressed
to tho Manufacturers' and Producers'
Association, tho Half-Million Club, the
chamber of commerce, the board of trade
and tho Employers' Association asking
for tho appointment of a committeo for a
meeting to bo called in tho near future.
Tho letter sots forth tho grievances of
tho shipowners against both the systom
of pilotage and taxation. It recites that
San Francisco is tho dearest port in the
world for ships, that the latter are grad
ually forced out of the domestic trade
and their places are being taken by for
Thore is absolutely no need for pilots
at this day," said Secretary Walthau, of
the association. "Tho towboats bring all,
or nearly all, vessels into port aud the
captains know the channel and harbor
thoroughly. As the law now stands a
ship has to take a pilot or else pay one
half his fee for the privilege of entering
port. There are about 20 pilots who,
out of their earnings, support a pilot
commission, all of which comes oat of
the pockets of the shipowners. San
Francisco is tho largest city in California
by aid of its-fine harbor, aud why should
each an embargo aa useless pilotage fees
be placed upon its commerce?
"The taxation of ships is another in-
ustiee which should be done away with.
Nearly all the American ships.in the At-
Unite &sil from New York for the reason
that there are no taxes to be paid there.
Sometime ago parties were negotiating
for the building of a steel steamer here,
to cost $100,000. They concluded that
they could better afford to pay 120.000
in New York on account of the enormous
charges in San Erancisco.
How Testimony is Obtained.
London, Oct. 11. Hie Pall Mali Ga
zette publishes a second letter from its
correspondent in Ku Cheng detailing the
ifficultiea attending communication
with Foo Chow, and describing tho trial
of & prisoner implicated in the outrages
When the court is ready, the writer
says, tbe accused man is brought in,
handcuffed. Ho is invariably filthy in
appearance, and has the wild and ghastly
look of a starved man, which he really is.
The prisoner opens proceedings by
swearing that be was nowhere near tho
scene of the massacre, and then tbe tor-
tare begins. Tho man is first compelled
to kneel with his bare knees upon a coil
of chain. His head is 1 raised back and
his pigtail is fastened in a high rack
above his head. A pole is then thrust
across bis legs, and two soldiers stand
on each end of i', crushing the wretch's
knees into tho coil of chain.
Tho British consul could not stand
this method of extracting testimony and
insisted that it bo stopped, ilns was
done so far as the proceedings in tbe
courtroom was concerned, but for an
hour afterward tbe shrieks of the tor
mented prisoners could be heard coming
from an adjacent room, where the tor
tnre was continued.
When the magistrates wanted to hear
the confession of a tortured man, the
prisoner was brought back into the court
room. If ho held back bin confession, a
threat to resume the torture was usually
snfScient to cause him to tell all he
Besides the torture described, the pris-
opera were beaten with bamboo sticks
until their yells were most horrible to
hear. One prisoner appeared in the
courtroom unable to walk from a beating
he bad received. He was unable to
kneel because his knees had been broken
by the chain links, and his thighs had
been lacerated by the bamboo rods.
In tho midst of such ecenes, tea and
wines were served and partaken of by
the native officers, who conld not under
stand why the foreigners present pushed
these delicacies aside, refasidg to touch
The correspondent declares that the
powers ought to demand jastice without
torture, reaching a mandarin as promptly
as a man who works in tho field. The
whole business, he says, lies at the door
of tbe corrupt officers.
Another (Jun has Arrived.
San Fjiaxcisco, Oct. 11. Another of
tbe monster guns especially constructed
by the war department for the defense of
San Francisco, has arrived at the West
Oakland railroad yards. It is a more
massive piece of ordnance than Big Bet
say on the Monterey, or tho great gun at
Fort Point. The gun is 42 feet long and
15-inch bore. The diameter of this
tremendous engine of war is full 50 inches
at the breech. Tho weight of tho pon
derous weapon is such that it taxed tho
strength of the cars that bore it from the
east to this coast.
Iowa numbers among its little iuciden
crops this year 200,000,000 bushels of
oats, averaging 47 bushols tho acre.
Tho stato leads in corn, bnt has no preju
dice against doing n little aide farming.
From Thursday's Daily.
E. L. Poe of Deer creek is a guest at
George Smith of Drain is a guest at
E. E. Esper of Portland U registered
at the Van Hon ten.
C. L. Moon of Marshfield is registered
at the Van Hon ten.
F. L. Kinney of Grants Pass is regis
tered at the McCIallen.
L. A. Boberta of Myrtle Point is regis
tered at tbe Van Honten.
J. L. Cnilda, editor of the Roguo Itiver
Courier was in the city yesterday regis
tered at the Van Houten.
Vr'iltis Brown, manager of the Oregon
Fruit-Union, will be up Saturday to look
after tho interests of the Union here.
Hon. E. E. LaBrie of Wilbur is in the
.city today. He reports tkat bo has from
his orchard's first frnltago, 13,000 pounds
The honorable county court has ad
journed tho special session. The reg
ular session commences "Wednesday, No
vember 0th, 1895.
Samuel Whitsett Is in tbe city today,
en route to the Marks' sheep ranch, 14
polles east of town, with lot of stock
sheep of the improved sort.
Robert Green of Civil Bend is in the
bity today on buiiness. He reports that
his brother Kosco hai harvested 22,000
pounds of prunes this season.
From Fridj'i Dally.
C. II. Hose of Melrose i at tho Van
II. Cuthbcrt of Leland is a guest at tbe
N. Lorcnz of Coquillo City is a guest at
the Van Houten,
J. W. Whitney of Oakland is registered
at the McCIallen.
W. J Forster of Eckley, Curry county,
is registered at the McCIallen.
Ja mes Shot t of Oak Creek camo down
from his ranch today on business.
Poket & Sous are moving into their
new quarters in tho Taylor & Wilson
It. B. Dixon of Deer Creek was inter
viewing (lis old time tilacnms on the
streets to day.
J. B. Hurst, eleetrician of Silveilon,
stopped over night in Koseburg on his
way to Grants Pass.
J. A. Hansen, the brick and tile man
ufacturer of Oakland and prnno dryer of
Wilbur, is in the city today.
Dr. Herringdon of Chehalis, Wash., is
in the city looking after a suitable loca
tion for tbe practice ot medicine.
One or more surgeons of the National
Surgical Institute of San Francisco will
visit Rosebarg on Monday, October 23tb.
In an interview with Mr. Engles today
regarding the killing of Mr. Lehnherr
last Monday, ho says it is all shrouded
Mrs. Ella Houston of this city was
elected Grand Chief of the Uatbbono
Sisters at the recent session of tho Grand
Lodge at Salem.
H. B. Gillett has retnrned from Pen
dleton where he has been for some time
past on business. He was accompanied
by bis sister Myrtle, who will spend the
A. C. Marks has just received a couple
of bran new carriages for bis livery out
fit. Tbey ore nice ones and beauties too.
Who is tbe lucky man and woman to
take the first ride?
So long as Durrant's lawyers did the
talking ho had some chance, however
small, of escaping the hangman's rope,
but when be opened his mouth hope
fled. The end is near at hand.
Trunks that can be opened when
placed against the wall are tho latest
novelty at Cam Bros.' Boss Store. On
looking at them one instantly exclaims :
"Why didn't so mo fool think of that be
fore?" Mr. A. J. Fickthorn who left hero four
months ago, to go to England and the
many cities there, retnrned Wednesday
and resumed work at his old business in
the office with Mr. Estos. Ho reports
having had a very pleasant visit at his
M. McCoy and W. inackrab wero
ordained eldors in the Presbyterian
church ol this city Wednesday evening
by tho Presbytery of that session. This
ordination makes them eligible as lay
members to the office of . delegates to
Col. John Lane, special ludiau agent,
has lilted the light of his countenance
upon Koseburg again. The colonel looks
as familiar as of old and is as genial as
ever. UiB family is located at Spokane
and is well and enjoying the climate
better than whilo hero.
Mr. L. C. II. Mahn and wife of Yon
coll a uro in the city today on business.
Mr. Mahn is an expert prone drier. He
superintended Mr. J. A. Hansen's drier
at Wilbur this year. He reports the
amount of fruit dried by him at letween'
50,000 and 00,000 pounds.
The Corbelt-Fitzsimmons Gght will
lako place at Hot Springs, Ark., and
tbero is great rejoicing throughout the
land that there is yet a place so far from
being civilized that it will allow these
two pugilistic gentlemen to slug each
other to their heart's content without
calling on the governor and the police to
Mrs. Marion B. Baxter of Michigan, a
national lecturer of tho W. G. T. U., will
lecture in Albany on October 14. Mrs.
Baxter is one of the most interesting
speakers now before tho public. It is
said that she presents her trguments
clearly and forcibly and is versatile and
entertaining. She comes highly recom
mended by Miss Willard and other
Mr. Estes, the agent, wi.hes to call
tho attention ol those desiring to go to
Portland by the excursion train at re
duced rates, $7.50 for ronnd trip, must
purchase tickets soon so that he can se
cure tLo necessary accommodations. All
persons in the county can send him the
money for their ticket and he will send
it to them by registered letter at his own
expense and tbe purchaser can board tbe
train at any point between Myrtle Creek
and Cottage Grove.
From Saturday"! Dally.
Life: Facts are almost as stubborn as
Judge Stearns returned from Oakland
Sheriff" Cathcart went to Drain yester
day on business.
Tlios. White came down from the
Georgo Byron, ye pedagogue of Flour
noy valley, is in the city today.
Tho Eastern Star will hold its next
regular meeting in the Caro ball.
Chas. LaPoiut is in the city today on
business relating lo his land patent.
Miss Alice Clinkenbeard, teacher at
French Settlement, is in the city today.
Wm. Callahan is upon our streets to
day as serene as a morning glory in
Miss Elmetta Bailey, one of Douglas
count'y excellent teachers, is in tbe city
Miss Lucy Byron, teacher at Olalla, is
in the city today. Miss Byron is one of
the excellent Echool marms of Douglas
Dr. Devore of Canyonville is in the
city today, occasionally greeting his
friends and acquaintance with hisbland
est smile and Frenchman's bow.
The Oregon Progress has a very life
like picture of our enterprising book and
news agent of this city. George looks as
natural as life, even to the curls of his
States holding elections next month
are Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mass
achesetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode
Island. All on November 5th, 1S95.
Owing to the revival in this city of the
democratic goou limes, several ot our
business men have placarded their doors
Nothing Wasted Here.
If democratic good times continues
much longer the next placara will be
"Closed out and gone fishing at Buz
Two wagon loads of corn passed
through town this m?rning, the beds of
the wagons being filled with corn in the
shuck. Judge Loughary seeing the corn
moving along exclaimed, "My God! am
I back in Missouri?" Donglas county
having taken the lead in all other larm
productions, she must now tako the cake
for the best corn county in the state.
Who wouldn't live in Douglas county?
esterday morning Ur. Bunnell was
resting apparently easy aud hopes were
entertained that he might rally and pos
sibly recover. But a few hours later
showod unmistakable evidence that he
was Gradually sinking without hopes of
recovery. Ho continued to fail till
o'clock Friday evening, when he quietly
passed away. His wife and daughter,
Mrs. J. C. Fullertou, and a few brother
Masons were with him to the last. Tbe
funeral services will take place Sunday at
2:30 p. m. at the Masonic hall, uuder the
management of Laurel Lodge No. 13,
F. St A. M. The friends of the family
and brethren generally are kindly In
vited to attend. Sepulture rites will bo
observed by tho brethren at cemetery
For a good hat, stylish and cheap, call
on Wollenberg & Abraham, whose stock
embraces all grades of head gear.
At the Presbyterian church Wednes
day evening. Rev. Mr. Brouillette
preached a sermou, taking for his sub
ject, "The sword of the Spirit." He la
bored to show that to succeed in any
nndertaking, the son, the spirit, the es
sential powers of the mind most be en
gaged in it. He said the Bible is ad
dressed to all, but the natural man can
not discern the trnlb. It is his son),
spirit, that can perceive the truths. Un
til he is born again and of the spirit he
cannot understand the scriptures. When
he has faith in the Bible as tbe word of
God then bis eyes are opened and all
the seeming contradictions disappear
the eye of faith is clear and all mists,
clouds and darkness vanish. The Bible,
he said, is all Greek to the disbeliever.
This idea, he illustrated by an anecdote,
thoaly : A student in one of oar colleges,
was overheard by bis landlady reciting
in a loud tone in his room at bis board
ing house, the Greek alphabet ; alpha,
beta, gama, delta. Not understanding
Greek herself she understood the student
to eay: "After her, beat her, damn
her, get her," and she rushed out and
called for the police thinking the student
was calling for his associate to assist him
in abusing ber.
Sach are the conditions. The Bible is
a sealed book that cannot be understood
nntil the reader is born of tbe spirit and
gets his eyes open. Then, throngh the
telescope of faith,
he can discover its
Miss Brouillette, tbe young temper
ance orator, lectured Thursday night to
a large audience of interested listeners,
on the evils of the license system. She
tried to sLow that all, except the .pro
hibitionists, were equally guilty with
the drunkard and participants in the
crimes committed by the victims of
strong drink. Those who vote to grant a
license, lease buildings for saloon pur
poses, or sell liquor, aro as bad, or worse,
than the drinker who under the influ
ence cf liquor causes nntold misery or
commits a crime. Such reasoning, while
it may possibly be true, is probably the
cause of the slow advance of the cause
of temperance. Most people are pretty
well satisfied if they refrain from becom
ing drunkards and criminals, and do not
consider themselves wholly responsible
for the actions of ethers. It will take
several thousand years of temperance
lecturing to get the average man educated
np to tbe point of believing that his fail
ure to vote the prohibitionist ticket is as
great a sin as to become a drunkard or. a
China and Japan Ware.
Mrs. N. Boyd has just received tbe
best and finest assortment of China and
Japan ware ever put on exhibition in
Rosebarg. It is a late importation from
Oriental countries such as has been sel
dom seen on the Pacific coast. Let
everybody make it a special business to
go and examine this ware and learn
prices, and they will be satisfied that
both are in accordance with the times.
Mrs. Boyd's stock of groceries are full
and complete and she is prepared to offer
bet'er inducements than ever to deserve
tbe patronage of the public. Call early,
iate and often.
The frequency of theft, robb ery, arson
and an occasional murder in this county
is causing the people much concern, and
the drastic remedy of vigilantes to arreet
and judge Lynch to execute judgment
is being discussed as the dernier resort.
Our people aie proverbially law abiding,
bat the law's slow delay in dealing ont
justice has emboldened the lawless till
life and property are in constant jeop
ardy. The murder of Isaac Lehnherr on
the East Umpqua last Monday about
mid day and burning bis barn are the
most flagrant acts of perfidy we have
been called upon to chronicle in Douglas
The Bourbon institution on Jackson
street, in its lame effort to ease down
from its false position on the water ques
tion, last Monday says the Plalvdealeb
made a scurrilous attack upon "Messrs.
Stanton, Moore and others." The
Plaindealer emphatically denies mak
ing any scurrilous attack upon any one,
aud defies any fair-minded person to
point out one word, phrase or sentence in
all the Plainhealer's references to any
ono during the pending of the election
that is scurrilous. Tbe Review, if it
knowB any thing, knows that such an
accusation is false,
Tourist "Everybody Irish here?"
Native "Yes. We used to have one
"What became of him?"
"Ho moved to make it unanimous."