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THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1895.
AT DURRANT'S TRIAL
Opening Argument Begun
by the Prosecution.
TESTIMONY OFFERED REVIEWED
Attorney Feixotto Makes a Strong Plea
for the State Darrint Uncon
cerned as liver.
San Francisco, Oct. 24. At the re
quest of General Dickinson, Miss Cunn
ingham was re-called to the stand this
morning at the opening of the Durrant
trial. She waa asked a few unimportant
.questions and then excused, after which
the prosecution announced that it rested
Assistant District Attorney Peixtto
then began the opening argument for
the prosecution, and after dwelling at
at length on the importance of the caee
on account of the brutality of the mur
der, he said be was prepared to answer
four questions asked by the defense at
the opening of the caee, viz: Where
was Blanche Lamont murdered ; when
was she murdered ; . by whom was she
murdered, and what was the motive?
He said the prosecution believed it had
proved Miss Lamont was murdered in
Emanuel church on the afternoon of
April 3 by Theodore Durrant. The mo
tive he ascribed to some unbridled pas
sion that prompted Jack the Kipper to
murder women in the Whitechape! dis
trict of London. He said the state never
bad and never would demand the life
of an innocent man, but he believed the
evidence justified the prosecution in ask
ing a verdict of guilty with the penalty
fixed at death. So far as Durrant'a pre
vious good reputation was concerned he
eaid that carried out the theory of the
prosecution, as Miss Lamont would not
have gone to a lonely place with any
body in whom Bhe did not have the ut
Mr. Peixotto then reviewed the testi
mony from the time Miss Lamont left
the normal school on Powell street in
company with Durrant until she entered
the church with him. After dwelling on
the manner in which Durrant enticed
the unsuspecting girl to the belfry ani
murdered her, he began an analysis of
"Stripping her body of its clothing and
even taking from her fingers the rings
which she wore," he eaid, "this defend
ant laid out the form of this poor girl eo
that in after years when the skeleton
should be found in the belfry there
would be nothing to tell that the
bleached bones were those of Miss La
mont. Ia doing this he did not go about
it as a person unskilled in the handling
of bodies would hare done, for he
blocked the head up with a piece of wood
eo that the night air might circulate
freely under the body and reduce the li
ability of diecovery.
"Then it might be supposed that he
would have quietly slipped out of the
church and gone away from a place that
must have had eo much of horror for
him. But not so with thiBvcool, calculat
ing young man wbo showed on the
etand that he waa more cunning even
than his own lawyers, and smarter than
the district attorney who was question
ing him. Egyptian darkness waa none
too dark for him and he chose to remain
in the church. To go out he might have
met Janitor Sademan o- somebody else
he knew, and seeing his pale face, dis
heveled hair and trembling form they
would have asked, 'What makes you ao
pale?' so he went down stairs probably
not having heard King playing on the
piano, as bis crime was all his mind
"Coming through the sliding door, as
King said, he stopped a moment. King
asked him why be was so pale. Durrant
did not realize his pallor, and he was
unprepared for the question. Before he
thought of the full meaning, he uncon
sciously spoke of the crime he bad com
mitted. 'You would be pale if you had
been through what I have,' he replied.
Been through what? Those fateful
words could not even be wrung from the
unwilling witneBa, King. They, were
spoken by Durrant when on the stand
in one of the lapses of memory which"
always come to guilty consciences. When
he uttered the words to King he knew
at once that he had spoken of his secret,
and at once contrived an explanation.
Then he told the story of having been
overcome by gaa, the truth of which has
been so positively reforced by other wit
nessesi. They ' were the words of a
guilty man, and told of a horrible crime
that he hoped to conceal."
The court took a receES until 2 o'clock,
when District Attorney Peizotto will
continue his argument.
Durrant was as unconcerned as ever
this morning, but his father and mother
showed more than they ever have before
their anxiety over the outcome of the
Mr. A. A. Snyder, Supt. Poor Farm,
Winneshelk Co., Ia., says : Last winter
Mr. Robert Leach used two boxes of De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve and cured a
large running sore on bis leg: Had
been under care of physicians for
months without obtaining relief. Sure
cure for Piles. Snipes-Kinersly Drug
Another Failure in Tacoma.
Tacoma, Oct. 24. The Columbia Na
tional bank, of this city, was closed this
afternoon by the order of Controller of
the Treasury Eckels. This action was
expected because of its connection with
the other banks recently closed on ac
count of the demand of Ta coma's city
government for its depo-jits. The Col
umbia bad $104,0C0 of tf e -ity's money.
.Cannot 1.1vm the l)ny Ihrourh.
Los Angeles, Oct. 24. At 12:10 Lieutenant-Governor
was not greatly changed, though he bad
not rallied from the sinking spell of the
early morning, and his pulse on the left
side has entirely ceased to beat. It is
asserted he cannot possibly live the day
There are- so many accidents to live
stock whicn cause delay and loss to the
farmer in his work. In a large number
of instances the delay would be but
trifling if a remedy was promptly applied.
Dr. J. H. McLean's Volcanic Oil Lini
ment has for many years been -regarded
as the farmer's friend. Its healing on
flesh of domestic animals is immediate
and permanent. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00
per bottle. For sale at Snipes-Kinersly
San 3T ranclscos Grain Markets.
San Francisco, Oct. 24. Wheat
Quiet and steady; December, 99?bC;
May, $1.05. Barlej , no trading.
Captain and Crew Safe.
Boston, Oct. 24. Captain Gaskell, his
wife and crew of the steamer City of St.
Augustine, arrived this morning on the
steamer City of Macon, having been
picke dup by the latter after leaving the
burning St. Augustine.
Dr. J. H. McLean's Liver and Kidney
Balm is an unfailing remedy Tor all dis
eases of the Liver, Kidneys or Urinary
Organs. It'is a certain cure for Dropsy,
Diabetes, Brigbt's Disease, Gravel, Kid
ney Weakness. Incontinence of Urine,
Bed Wetting in Children, Biliousness,
Liver Complaint and Female Troubles.
A trial of this great remedy will con
vince you of its potency. Price $1.00
per bottle. For sale by Snipes-Kinersly
In the Minister's Favor. -San
Jose, Cal., Oct. 24. It is reported
that the Presbyterian synod late last
night decided in favor of Rev. Burt Estes
Howard, of Los Angeles, charged with
Presented With a Bicycle.
Alameda, Cal., Oct. 24. At a recep
tion tendered Rev. W. P. Jordan, of the
I First Baptist church, he was presented
with a bicycle by his parishioners.
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To All Whom it May Concern:
By order of the Common Council of
Dalles City, made on the 7th day of Oc
tober, 1895, and entered on record in the
records of Dalles City on the 8ih day of
October, 1895, notice is herebv given,
that the crosswalks on the following
stieets, in said city, have been declared
dangerous, by said city council, on said
7th day of October,"1895, and the said
council is 'about to proceed and make
the improvements as hereinafter stated,
and said improvements of all said cross
walks, and of each of them, will be made
by said common council, after fourteen
days from the first publication of this
notice, towit : October 9, and the cost of
such improvements and of each of them,
will be charged and levied upon the cor
ner lots, cornering upon the street or
streets, intersected by such crosswalks
and upon all lots or parts thereof, to the
center of each block cornering upon such
intersection, as by charter provided.
The crosswalks declared dangerous
and about to be improved and built are
as follows, towit :
1. To build a crosswalk, on the west
side of Washington street, across Second
2. To build a crosswalk on the north
sin'e of Fourth street, across Court street.
3. To bnild a crosswalk, on the east
side of Union street, across Fifth street.
4. To build a crosswalk on the south
side of Second street, across Court street.
5. To build a crosswalk on the east
side of Court street, across Seventh
All of said croBSwalks will be built and
constructed in accordance with the pro
visions of the charter and ordinances of
Dated this 8th day of October, 1895.
G. W. Phelps,
Recorder of Dalles Citv.
Still Anether Call.
All county warrants registered prior to
Jan. 14th, 1892, will be paid if presented
at my office, corner 3d and Washington
streets, The Dalles, Or. Interest ceases
after Sept. 22, 1S95.
t Wsr. MlCHELL,
"While down in the southwestern part
of the state some time ago," says Mr.
W. Chalmers, editor of the Chico (Cal.)
Enterprise, "I had an attack of dysen
tery. Having heard of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Reinedy I
bought a bottle. A couple of doses of it
completely cured me. Now I am
a champion of that remedy for all sto
mach and bowel complaints." For sale
by Blakeley & Houghton, Druggists.
The WaBco Warehouse Co. have on
sale at their warehouse Seed Wheat,
Feed Wheat, Barley, Barley Chop, Oats
and Hay. Are sole agents in The Dalles
for the now celebrated Goldendale roller
mills Sour, the best flour in the market
and sold onlv in ton lots or over. 9-tf
Our Special Offer,
Saturday, Oct. 26
Very Choice at 5 Cents,
One Gent each
A. M. WILLIAMS & CO.
RUPERT & GABEL,
Wholesale and retail manufacturers and dealers in
Harness, Saddles, Bridles, Collars,
TENJS and WAGON COVERS.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE. Adjoining E. J. Collins & Co.'s Store
ISS AJiNK C. SOUTH,
TEACHER OF MUSIC.
At Mrs. P. Cram's residence.
Will be opened November 1st
over Pease & Mays' Store.
Men's Suits, Boys' Suits,
Men's and Boys' Overcoats,
Opposite the Diamond Roller Mills,
THE DALLES, OREGON.
All Goods Marked in
Just Opened Up, a Large Stock of Men's, Boys' and Youths'
C L O T
HATS AND CAPS.
Ladies Gents' and Children's Boots and Shoes, Latest styles.
Miss St. John. Mrs. Manns.