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- APRIL 22. isy5
WHO IS THE MURDERER1
The murder of Marian Williams and
Blanche Lamont in San Francisco as
one of the most cold-blooded and brutal
crimes ever committed on the coast.
The medical student, Durrant, was
picked upon by the detectives as the
man who committed the murders, and
all the machinery of the detective and
police departments has been brought
into play to prove the correctness of the
theory. It may be possible that Dur
rant is the man, but it must be remem
bered that all the testimony is not in
yet. It must further be remembered
that the police up to yesterday had not
disclosed the fact that one of the par
son's shoes had been found in the church
and that the sole thereof was covered
with blood. Of course this does not
necessarily implicate the preacher as
someone else might have worn the shoe
or even put it intentionally in the blood
for the purpose of throwing suspicion on
him. He had two pairs of shoes and a
pair of slippers in his library in the
' The circumstances, taken altogether,
point strongly to Durrant as the mur
derer, and yet an analysis of the circum
stantial evidence, even as presented by
the police, who are making as strong a
case against him as possible, shows some
breaks that cannot be easily explained.
Both the murdered girls were modest,
quiet, good girls. Yet the testimony
shows that Marian Williams told Mr.
Morgan, with wh m she lived, that Dur
rant had made improper proposals to
ber, and' that she was afraid of him.
The testimony of Maud Lamont, sister
of the murdered girl, shows that about
the same condition existed between
Blanche Lamont and Durrant. Ibis
being the case, is it probable that Min
nie Williams, who professed fear of him
on account of bis actions at Fruitvale,
would have trusted . herself alone at
night in the church with him? Despite
the fact that he was the assistant super
intendent of the Sunday: school,, she
knew his real character, and if she was,
as she told Mr. Morgan, afraid of him,
she wonld not have entered the church
Miss Lamont was also intormed as to
his true character, and being rather
strong-minded, we take it. as the testi
mony shows, she would have refused to
go into, the church with him at night.
even though permitting bim to accom
pany ber on the street car. Again,
when Blanche Lamont's body was found
in the belfry the tracks found in the
dust by it were measured, and the police
say these tracks were made either by a
number 8 or a number 9 shoe. Durrant
wore a number 6; but up to date we
have not seen the statement as to the
size of Rev. Gibson's . shoes. If the
girls would have hesitated about going
into the church with Durrant, whom
would they have entered with? Un
doubtedly more freely with the pastor
of the church than any one else. Then
when Rev. Gibson, the pastor, is told of
the breaking of the door, he requests
the janitor's son to say nothing about it,
that he would attend to it. .
Durrant when arrested, and ever
since, is said to , have wonderful nerve,
but it is neyer puggested that that nerve
might be, after all, the consciousness
of innocence. Gibson, on the other
nand, refuses to see Durrant, refused
to speak to him. Why? If Durrant
was guilty, his duty aa a minister
would compel bim to offer such spiritual
consolation as lay in -his power. He
does not do this, but shuns bim. If
Gibson himself was the criminal, that is
probably the exact course he would
; The poliee in' perfecting their cape say
that the night. Minnie. Williairis, was
killed, Durrant went home, changed bis
clothing, burying the bloody garments
that he wore at the time and then went
to Dr. Vogel'sto an entertainment; that
when be arrived there his hair was disheveled-and
he asked Dr. Vogel to allow
" him to wash his hands and comb his
hair. Yet, according to their .story,
Durrant entered the church at. 8:30,
killed bis victim, went home changed
his clothing and destroyed that he had
- worn, and arrived at Vogel 'a at 9 :30, or
in one hour. If Durrant went home and
changed bis clothing, why did he want
to wash at Vogel's?
Then there is another and; widely dif
ferent aspect of the case. '. When the
police showed that Durant was leading a
dual life and that his visits were not
always to the church, they did him a
favor. If DarrUnt was something of a
roue, he would not be likely to commit
the crimes imputed to htm. To that
character of men, such matters are looked
upon in a business way and the doctrine
of as "good fish in the sea as ever were
caught out of it" governs them. Such
men act by persuasion, not by force. It
is your recluse, your morbid, retiring,
unsocial fellows, who says nothing, who
avoid snch places as the Durrant kind
seek, that finally give way to unreason
ing passion and commit the most horri
ble crimes. Durrant may be the mur
derer and Preacher Gibson may be en
tirely innocent, yet we believe the cir
cumstantial evidence, if given a chance
by the police and detectives, would point
just as strongly towards the latter as the
Rev. Dwight Moody must be powerful
in petition. Yesterday at Fort Worth,
Texas, he delivered a sermon to an au
dience of 8000. , As rain was needed
badly, he asked the entire congregation
to join, in .a prayer for rain.This was
at 3:30 p. m. At the evening services
Mr. Moody announced that telegrams
stated that, rain had begun to fall at
several points in the state, and even as
he spoke the storm buret on Fort Worth
and the rain fell in torrents. In a tew
moments there was a crackling sound
and a portion of the roof fell in. J. V.
Ingram was hurt so be will die, several
others were seriously injured, and some
It seems now that Paul Scbulze suicid
ed because he was short with the North
ern Pacific Railroad Co., in the sum of
from $100,000 to $250,000. He should
bave remembered that the Northern
Pacific is no slouch of a thief itself, and
went on living on his plunder just as it
does. Paul was not a logician.
In Oar Great Grandfather's Time,
big bulky pills were in
eral use. IviJte tne
that decade they
were big and clum
sy, but inefiec-
ve. In this cent
ury of enlight
enment, we nave
cure all liver.
ments in the
a little now and then, with a gentle,
cleansing laxative, thereby removing of
fending matter from the stomach and
bowels, toning up and invigorating the
liver and quickening its tardy action,
and you thereby remove the cause of a
multitude of distressing diseases, such as
headaches, indigestion, or dyspepsia,
biliousness, pimples, blotches, eruptions,
boils, constipation, piles, ' fistulas and
maladies too numerous to mention.
If people would pay more attention to
properly regulating the action of their
bowels, they would have less fre
quent occasion to call for their doctor's
services to subdue attacks of dangerous
That, of all known agents to accom
plish this purpose, Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets are unequaled, is proven by the
fact that once used, they are always in
favor. Their secondary effect is to keep
the bowels open and regular, not to fur
ther constipate, as is the case with other
pills. Hence, their great popularity,
with sufferers from habitual constipation,
piles and indigestion.
A free sample of the " Pellets," (4 to 7
doses) on trial, is mailed to any address,
post-paid, on receipt of name and address
on postal card.
Address, "World's Dispensary Medi
cal Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
Dr. Miles' Nervh PLASTVBsenre RHEUMA
TISM. WEA K BACKS. At drugglvte. only 25c
To single in your pockets these Hard Times? Do vou want good American Dol
lars for Fifty Cents? If you do, we can
mean just what we say, as we are going to
vincing.. We can and will Save you Fifty
Clothing, Underwear, Overstiirts, Hats and Caps,
'"' 'Our Spring Stock is Complete. '.We can Suit Yon. All we want is A Trial.
No further argument is necessary- v- . . .
ROBERT Er-WILL,IAMS,vi ' ;
Blue Front Store,
-ALSO A FULL LINE OF-
MRS. H .EBRIGGS,
Where Do Ton liny 'Soar Hats and Cap?
A large assortment of the newest
shapes and styles forspring" just received.
Over 200 different kinds to select from.
World beaters! Will sell them to you
with the tariff off. Robert p. Williams,
Blue Front Store, opposite , Diamond
Honey for Paper.
All county warrants registered prior to
May 1st, 1891, will be paid if preeented
at my office, corner 3d and Washington
streets, The Dalles, Or. Interest ceases
after April 12, 1895.
' "-" "'' ' County Treasurer.
Choice two-year-old rosea for 25 cents;
alee cut flowers and floral designs at the
Rose Hill Greenhouse, Eighth and Lin
coln street. Orders can be left at Mrs.
Phillips' millinery store, on Washington
street, between Second and Third, tf.
The regular subscription price of the
Weekly Chronicle is $1.50 and the
regular price of the Weekly Obegonian
is $1.50. Any one subscribing for The
Chronicle and paying for one year in
advance can get both The Chronicle
and the Weekly Obegonian for $2.00.
Mrs. Nellie Hines, room 50, Chapman
block, has Spanish creams for the face;
also Dow's electric belts. Tells past or
future bv the hand or cards. Call and
see her. - - lw
. Wood! Wood!
We have yet on hand a complete stock
of Dry Fir, Oak and Maple Cordwood,
which will be sold at minimum prices.
feb27. Maieb & Benton. .
Beat cabinet photos in the city, re
duced from $3.50 to $2, for a few days
only, at Chicago gallery. Second street,
opposite Mays & Crowe's hardware
The above association is
prepared to take a list of all
and any kind of Ileal Estate
for sale or exchange, whereby
the seller will have the undi
vided assistance of the follow
ing Real Estate Agents, or
ganized as an association for
the purpose of inducing im
migration to Wasco and bher
mart' Counties, and generally
stimulating the sale of prop
erty: . ,
C. E. Bayard, T. A. Hud
son, J. G. Koontz & Co., J. M
Huntington & Co., Dufur &
Hill, N. Whealdon, Gibons &
Marden, G. W. Rowland.
Address any of the above
well known firms, or -
F. D. HILL, Sec'y,
The Dalles, Oregon
Do you Want to Save your
Twenty Dollar Gold. Pieces
furnisn them. This is no humbug; we
Sacrifice every article. Seeing is Con
Per Cent on
1 f-, f - -
Opposite Diamond Mills.
Having secured the services of
- class trimmer froxH. the city,
assure 'my patrons perfect sat
isfaction as to style and finish.
Call and see the large variety
of Hats on display in window.
Successor to Anna Peter St Co.,
.112 Second Street
A Fine Line of Fresh Bulk Seeds, just
Kentucky Blue Grass,
Red Clover, Peas,
White Clover, Onions
Alfalfa, ' ' ' Turnips,
Millet, : ; . Carrots,
Beans; - : ' Beets.
AJ.I. VARIETIES ..
Flower Seeds, Onion Sets.
J. B. CROSSEN
Ask Central for 62.
BOOK : STOKE.
Attractive Good s,
Everything for the Garden
we can furnish .Floral Designs and
Bouquets second to none in Eastern Ore
gon at very reasonable prices.
See our assortment of Plants, Button
hole .Bouquets, and display in M. Z
Donnell's Drugstore and Keller's Bak
ery. Orders can be left at either of the
- The Hyacinths are now in full bloom.
All are cordially invited to come and
see our assortment of Flowers and
Snipes-Kinersly Drug C o.
129 Second St.,
THE DAXLES, - - OR.
E. JACOBSEN BOOK and MUSIC. CO.,
- TEX LEADERS IN - -
Pianos aod Organs, Boob,
Call and (ret their prices. Sell PTANOS on
easy monthly payments, and is prepared to meet
any jvi jj.ii nun.
162 Second St, THE DALLES, OR
To the General Public :
The andersighed has thoroughly re
modeled what is known as the Farmers'
Feed Yard, corner of Third and Madi
son, adjoining J. L. Thompson's black'
smith shop, and is now ready to accom
modate all who wish their horses well
fed and properly cared for, at Prices to
8uit the Times. .
AGNEW & McCOLLEY, Props.,
,' The Dalles, Or.
Bring in Your Family.
Come in Yourself, .
And see how cheaply
Men's Suits, Boys'
Everything from Hat to Shoes,
C. F STEPHENS,
Closing Out Sale
of DRY GOODS
CLOTHING-, FURNISHING- GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS and CAPS.
Past or present values cut no figure, as goods
MUST be SOLD
. The C. P. and P. D., French Woven, Hand-Made, Dr.
Warner's Health, Coraline, French Model and other makes
of Corsets will be closed out at extremely low prices. Call
and be convinced. You will be surprised at our low prices.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at its flood
leads on to fortune"
The poet unquestionably had reference to the
Glosffljr-Ont Sale li
Who are selling these goods
Successor to Cbrisman & Corson.
mm FULL LINE OF
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES.
Again- in business at the old stand. I would be pleased to
see all my former patrons. Free delivery to any part of town.
Successor to Paul Kreft Sl Co
DEALER IN- -
PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS.
And the Most Complete and Latest Patterns and Designs in
WALL PAPER. WALL PAPER.
PRACTICAL PAINTER and PAPER HANGER. None bnt the best brands
of J. W. MASURY'S PAINTS need in all onr work, and none bnt the
most skilled workmen employed. Agents for Masnry Liquid Paints. No chem
icel combination or soap mixture. A first-class article in all colors. All orders
promptly attended to.
Store and Paint Shon corner Third and Washington Sts., The Dalles, 0re-OL
JOHN S. OEOGHEOIN,
Register U. B. Land Office, 1890-1894.
Business Before tjie (Jolted States Lind
' - .. . Offlee Specialty.
WcUs Block, Ualn 81, VaneouTSsr, Clark Co
Washington. , , aoTla
we can dress all of you.
Suits, Silks, Satins,
for everyone. All new stock.
LESS than COST.
out at greatly-reduced rates.
- - UNION 8T.
J-JK. A. DIETEICH,
Physician and Surgeon,
DTFTJB, OBSGON, . ' '
All professional calls tromUr attend
day and night. ; pr!4
Furniture & CarjEts