f 3? 35l. xxvi. ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1895- No. 58. TELEQRAPH NEWS. vst 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 tiay tbat'afttrnoon. 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 the bey." 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 Blanciie. 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 from Oakland. 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 the north. 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, 31. 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 will. 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 2 o'clock. 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 eign yessels. 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 upon missionaries. 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 knew. 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 them. 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. NEWS ITEMS. From Thursday's Daily. E. L. Poe of Deer creek is a guest at tho McClallcn. George Smith of Drain is a guest at tho McCIallen. 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 of prunes. 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 Houten. II. Cuthbcrt of Leland is a guest at tbe Van Houten, 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 block today. 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 in mystery. 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 winter here. 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 old home. 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 Presbytery. 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 interfere. 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 prominent women. 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 some people. Judge Stearns returned from Oakland Ibis morning. Sheriff" Cathcart went to Drain yester day on business. Tlios. White came down from the mountain todav. 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 Jane. Miss Elmetta Bailey, one of Douglas count'y excellent teachers, is in tbe city today. Miss Lucy Byron, teacher at Olalla, is in the city today. Miss Byron is one of the excellent Echool marms of Douglas county. 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 moustache. 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 and with Drummebs, Keep Oct. Nothing Wasted Here. If democratic good times continues much longer the next placara will be "Closed out and gone fishing at Buz zard's bay." 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. BrouIIIette's Sermon. 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, sublime truths. he can discover its Temperance Lecture. 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 criminal. 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. Remedial! 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 countv. 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 Chinaman." "What became of him?" "Ho moved to make it unanimous." Detroit Tribune.