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THE DALLES, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1895
DUR ANT GETS NERVOUS
Formally Charged With
THE CHAIN IS LENGTHENING
His Name Stricken from the College
Bolls Generally Believed to Be
San Francisco, April 15. W. H. T.
Darant, suspected of the murder of
Blanch Lamont and Marian Williams,
has lost his former calmness of demeanor.
He is excited and nervous, and whether
innocent or guilty realizes his serious
predicament. He was today formally
charged with the murder of Marian
Williams. He was served with a war-
t ant from the police court sworn to by
Detective Anthony, who arrested him at
Mount Diablo yesterday. His name to
day was stricken from the roll of eia
dents at the Cooper medical college,
Tte police have discovered no new de
velopments since laet night.
The report was current this morning
that Durant had confessed, and that a
third body had been found in the church.
The police say there . is not the least
truth in either rumor.
Chief Crowley is satisfied that Durant
is the man who outraged and murdered
Blanch Lamont and Marian Williams.
That Blanch was murdered and after
wards carried to the belfry is evident be
cause the thick dust in the belfry shows
only a man's footprints, and no evidence
of a struggle. It is urged in Dnrant's
behalf that a man so small and slight as
be could not alone have carried the
body up the winding stairs of the belfry.
He is only five feet seven inches tall,
and not robust looking. The shavings
and wood which had evidently lain on
-the floor since the church was built had
not been disturbedin the belfry. The
murderer had placed a block of wood
under the victim's head and also under
Stories of Durant's Jekyl . and Hyde
character are coming out. In Emanuel
church he was noted for his religious
fervor. Other residents of the mission
district say he was a frequenter of
saloons, and played cards and billiards
in the wine rooms, nightly visiting with
other youths, saloons with side entrances
tor women. His classmates at the
medical college say Durant was blasphe
mous and flippant in conversation, and
especially about women. A few days
after Blanch Lamont disappeared,
Durant spoke lightly of her reputation.
It was rumored that members were
organizing to burn down the descrated
church, and police were sent to guard
the edifice. No attempt was made to
carry out the threats.
Durant when seen in his cell this
morning, said that he had been advised
to make no further public statement un
til the preliminary examination. "I am
innocent of the death of the girls" he said,
"and hope to be able to prove that fact."
When ke was told of the marked simil
arity between - his writing and
the address on the package containing
Blanch Lamont's rings, Darant said :
"The writing may be similar, but I state
most solemnly that I know nothing of
the person who sent the rings to Mrs.
Noble." On being questioned he ad
mitted he had charge of the Sunday
school library, and the catalogue had
been written by him.
When Durant's admission as to the
r writing was followed by the information
that the police had used portions of the
catalogue for the purpose of connecting
him with the warning . of the address
mentioned. Durant qualified his ad
mission with the nervous statement : "I
only wrot part of the catalogue. . Four
other persons were engaged in that
When pressed to give the names he
took refuge in silence. At the cloBe of
the interview his nervousness was very
apparent. Hia lower lip trembled
visibly, and during the entire talk he
continued interlocking bis fingers in a
way that indicated extreme agitation.
Still, on the whole, the prisoner dis
played marvelous nerve and sell-control.
The police are fully satisfied that the
evidence now in band fixes the reaponei
bility for the crimes upon Durant, but
they will withold a formal filing of the
charge of murder until alter the inquest
has been held. It is said however, at
police headquarters that it is . by no
means curtain as yet that Durant did
not have an accomplice.
News of a disquieting nature reached
police headquarters about 11 o'clock last
night, and it was feared that an attempt
might be made to break into the central
station and take Durant from the author
ities. Crowds gathered around the
bulletin boards, and talked of lynching
him, and it was thought that an attack
might be made on the prison. Officers
were stationed around the entrance to
the prison and the heavy barred doors,
that have never been used before, were
examined by a locksmith to see that
they were firm and in condition to re
sist attack. Every point of possible at
tack was carefully examined, and the
officers of the prison felt more assured
when informed that no weak point had
been found. At midnight several officers
were detailed to keep a sharp ; lookout
along the streets leading to the station,
in order that no' mob could approach
without the officers on duty . being
warned. . . ,
There is one clew in the case which
the detectives have overlooked. On the
left side of Durant's chin two small
pieces of skin are torn off. The scats
were quite red this morning, When
questioned Durant promptly explained
that he got them while out riding yester
day. The police Hurgeon, however, after
examining the wounds with a view to
determining when they were inflicted,
said three days ago. This would concide
with the murder of Marian Williams
Friday night, and as the ecars look like
nail scratches, it is not improbable they
were made by Marian' in her struggles
with the murderer.
Durant last night made several state
ments which investigation has proved
incorrect. He said that on Friday night
be left home at 8 o'clock, and after tak
ing a short ride on the cars, went to Dr.
Vogel's bouse, arriving there at 8:30
o'clock. The fact is that Durant did
not arrive at Vogel's till almost 10
o'clock, and then his appearance be
tokened a struggle. His hait was disor
dered, his linen crumpled,' bis face in a
perspiration. - He asked to rearrange
This morning Durant refused to talk
for publication, but conversed with
friends who called, to each proclaiming
his innocence. Even among bis fellow
church members his guilt is believed.
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Great Britain's ultimatum. It is in the
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direct acceptance or rejection of British
demands, and as such it is not yet known
whether Great Britain will accept it as a
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