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THE DURRANT PROCEEDINGS
Great Crowds of People Stil!
Fight for Admission
X WITNESS FOR THE PEOPLE
The Weight of Miss Lamont Fully Es»
lablisheil
A Cable Car Conductor Who Saw Durrant and
Miss Lament Riding logether On
His Car
.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12. —Pouring
rain ilifl not lessen tho crowd oi curiosity
seekers at the trial of Theodore Durrant
today. Kvcn the usual large percentage
of women t\as among the throng that
pushed and [ought for admission to the
corridor of the city ball leading to the
court room where the trial was being held.
As the intorest deepens and Iho relevant
testimony is gathered in, all eyes arc on
U.inane. Bui tho prisoner lias so far suc
ceeded in baffling Mil curiosity, lie listens
to all the testimony w'thottt exhibiting
any feeling. Considerable importance' is
being attached to tho weight of Blanche
Lamont at the lima of her death. The
defense will lay stress on tho inability of
one man tv carry a heavy body up such
a steep Might of steps us leads to the bel
fry of Emanuel church. Hence tho pros
ecution was elate I at the testimony to
day of Kichard Charlton, a grocer, who
stated thai he had weighed Blanche once
a week lor six months to sco if she was
growing heavier by reason of her resi
dence bore. On tbe27th or 2.sth of March
she weighed 11r> pounds. A week later
she disappeared. Her greatest weight
was 121 pounds. A new witness appear
ed in the person of Henry J. Shalmount,
a cable car conductor, who testiliod that
Durrant and Miss Lamont had ridden to
gether to school on tho morning of April
!IJ. lie had seen tncni frequently and his
attention was particularly directed to
them on this day by their oehavior and
their evident intimacy. When ho <lc
scribed Durrant sitting on the dummy
with his arm around the seat behind
Blanche and lavishing sweet words on the
girl, Durrant and his father from their
seats in the court room smiled broadly.
Tne sou seemed to relish the remem
brance,wliilo the father acteti as if ho con
sidered the affair a huge joke. Several
other witnesses were introduced to prove
that Blanche and Durrant went to school
together on the fateful morning. Then
tho defense admitted "ie fact that they
wero together and this line of Inquiry was
abandoned by the prosecution.
Herman .1. Scblagcter, a classmate of
Durrant at the meuical college, on tbe
stand primarily to prove this companion
ship, proved a'good but unwilling wit.
ness for tbe people. Ha manifestly
tried to shield his college acquaintance,
but admitted that four days after Blanohe
hail disappeared and before Durrant was
mentioned in connection with her ab
sence, Durrant had asked Sehlageter if
he had remembered seeing them to
gether, and if ho did not remember that
Durrant parted from Blanche before Dur
rant left tho cnr. Witness was unable to
remember this. Durrant volunteered
the information that Blanche was miss
ing. Tbe prisoner told the witness that
Blanche wns easily lad and controlled
by hiru and that ne feared she had gone
to some questionable abode.
Miss Minnie Bell Edwards, who had
been a classmate of Blanche, gave the
following testimony:
"Ou the afternoon of April :id Blanche
Lartont and I left the normal school to
gether. As we approached the car slid
was joined by a young mun whom I
recognized as Theodore Durrant. They
boarded the cur together, sitting on the
dummy, while 1 went inside. At that
time Blanche had a parcel of books and
wore a black dress, both of which I now
identify. I was particularly attracted to
Durrant ana fully identify him. I last
saw the couple at the corner of Market
ami Powell streets, where I left the car.
1 had never seen tlu defendant before,
t next saw liim at police headquarters,
where I fully identified him. 1 also
recognized his portrait published in the
papers when Durrant was arrested. No
one spoke to me about my testimony. I
told my school teacher what I Knew
about Blanche, and was then summoned
as a witness."
i>n cross-examination the witness was
made to describe minutely all the move
ments of Durrant, herself and Miss La
mont before and after they boarded the
car. She was also made to describe min
utely Durrant's attire. She Btuck to her
story and mado an excellent witness for
tho prosecution. To accommodate one
of the jurors a recess was here taken until
Monday morning.
ADDITIONAL COMMENT.
District Attorney Barnes hammered
away today forcing link after link in the
chain of circumstantial evidence on
which he proposes to hang Ilia body of
Theodore Durrant. .lust as persistently
Attorney Dickinson strove to tear those
links apart, to scatter them ami to make
ali the theories of the prosecution count
for naught.
The district attorney was tracing the
prisoner through lhat fateful day, April
3d, when Blanche Lumont disappeared
from public view and presumably was
choked to deuth somewhere in Bimanual
hurch.
With pitiless persistence and in
chronological order no produced the wit
nesses who had seen Durrant going with
tho girl toward school on tuc morn ing
car and those who had seen him return
ing with her from the school in the after
noon,
Down Powell street tho two were fol
lowed to tne corner of Market. There
they were left until Monday next al the
request of the jurors, today being
"steamer day," the time for collections
ami business settlements.
As usti ii Durrant bore the ordeal well.
As witness after witness carried him
nearer that dread belfry, i*i company wit Ii
the murdered girl, lie sat looking them
fairly in the eye. There was no quailing
under the scrutiny of the jurors. Men
who hove tried the experiment say they
cannot "look liim down." .Some, how
aver, insist, that they have noticed that ho
braces himself for the emergencies ; that
when bo knows the time is coming that
all eyes will turn his way in inquiry as
to how he takes a certain hit of testi
mony, be prepares lo be nonchalant,
affable and uncertain, Ko brushes bits
of paper fr.im his lap or tosses ;m airy
bead, or seems to take bold of himself
and "sit tight."
In tbe early hours, after the prisoner
hail settled himself for the day'a struggle,
lie went into a transcript of testimony
ami studied it with a lawyer's care.
He seemed to be noting the weak points
nnd treasuring up the parts that did not
hang together, .fudge Thompson, the
Populist lawyer, who seems a sort of lifth
wheel in the defense, joined him in the
examination anil the two seemed to agree
upon something with much bobbing of
heads.
Mr. Barnes tried yesterday to prove
Blanche Lamont's weight by her sister
but ns the sister bail not actually seen
the ligurud on tbo scales it was necessary
to produce the men who had done the
weighing. Dickinson made v mistake in
forums this technicality.
EOS AXGELES HERALD: FRIDAY AiORXINGr, SEPTEMBER 13, 1895.
Maud Lamont was very indefinite in
her answer at best. The statement was
that her sister weighed 115 pounds when
she came down from Montana and had
afterward grown live to seven pounds
stouter. That lett room for conjecture
on the part of the jury.
But Dickinson's technicality led to the
production on the stand of William
Kichard Charlton. On March 2rith just
uix days before Blanche Lamont. disap
peared, Charlton, then a grocer with a
store opposite her home, had weighed
Miss Lamont on his scales and her weight
was just 115U' pounds—a weight that
an ordinarily strong young man could
carry up a,belfry stairs!
Charlton had weighed her several times
before and the highest sho nail ever
gone was 121 pounds. Dickinson could
do nothing with mm. Altogether, when
Charlton left the stand everybody in the
court room was certain of Blanche La
mont'* weight and it looked as if the de
fense Lad blundered by being too exact
ing.
THE OCEANSIDE MURDER
Statement of the Man Now Under Ar.
rest
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12.—Tbe man
arrested at Falibrook for complicity in
the murder Of J. B. Borden and Mrs. R.
L. Stiles has given the offiofra a very full
statement regarding his movements on
the day of the murder, lie gives bis
name as J. A. Garges and professes to be
a Watchmaker, He says ho fell in with
the tall mulatto, who is supposed to have
committed tho murder, while passing
through San Juan Capistrano.
On Monday they slept on the beach
north of Las Florcs. On Tuesday while
on the bluff they saw Stiles and Borden
lisbing. Garges declares that shortly
alter his companion stoppetl to wash
himself and he wont on toward Ocennside
alone. When two miles from Oceansidc
he was surprised to meet the mulatto
coming f/om the direction of that place.
.V (iornian was with the mulatto. After
sumo talk tho three parted, each going in
a different direction, and Garges headed
for Falibrook. He tliat bo did
not know of tne m.irdet- n.itil he reached
tho latter place, where ho wus arrested.
He describes the tniilutto as a West In
dian, six feet tall and weighing 180
pounds, smooth faced and between 25 '
and SO years old. Garges is still held a
prisoner.
A man thought to bo bis companion
was arrested in this city today. lie
proved to be a liaitnless Mexican and was
released.
Charged With Murder
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12. —At 11 o'clock
tonight a Mexican named Oertrudls (lon
zalcs was brought in from Santa Margar
ita ranch, where no was arrusted today, j
Ho is charged I >v Francisco Paderas with j
having murdered the Lempe family at I
the Valley of tho Palms, Lower Califor
nia, Both Gonzales and l'ederes made
their escape irom Fnsenada jail several
weeks ago and crossed the lino into Cal
iftiruia. Pederes was soon captured, and
as be was wanted in this county for hop
stealing, he is held hero in jail for trial.
Gonzales was plated, on board the steamer
Pacbeoo in chargo of an officer, and
within half an hour of nis arrival here I
was on his way back to prison at EnSen
ada to await trial for murder.
The Northern Country Prtllt Crop 1141
SONOMA, Sept. 12.-Much damage is
feared 11, grapes as a result of the rain
unless tho storm clears soon.
YUBA CITY, Sept. 12.—Large amounts
of grapes, hay and other late crops will
be dtin.aged by the rain.
WHEATLAND, Sept. 12.—The hop
crop will be shortened from fifteen to
twenty per cent. Hundreds Of hop pick
ers ore living in shake, down I and flimsy
tents exposed to the storm and there has
been a great scurrying for shelter.
Dr. Price's Baking Powder
World's Fair Highest A war-}-
THE NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT
The Woman's Relief Corps and
Ladies' Circle Meet
STILL HOPELESSLY DIVIDED
The Sheriff Takes Part in the Pro
ceedings
Fine Addresses of Welcome Delivered bj Two
Southern Ladies..A Spirit of Peace
and Good Will
LOUISVILLE. Sept. 12.-The thirtieth
national encampment cf tho O, A. R.
will be held in St. Raul In LSliti, with
(Jolonel [. N. Walker of Indianapolis as
commander-in-chief. The encampment
proper, the Woman's Relief Corps and
the Ladies' Circle all began their pro
ceeding! today at 10 a.m., and continued
in session all day. The gonilemen of tho
encampment almust completed thoir
work, while the ladies of tho two auxil
iaries did not get much done. There
has been considerable agitation about
Uniting tltem. but tho ladies of the auxil
iaries are as fur apart as ever, in spirit if
not in purpose, and they will remain
divided. Tho Ladies' Circle devoted tbe
day to reports and in discussions there
with the perfection and extension of
their organisation. The W. R, 0. bad
tho trouble between tho factions of Mrs.
Clurk and Mrs. Snerwood at ( anion, 0.,
exemplified by the sheriff, who entered
without the password, with an injunction
of the courts on the national officers re
straining them from ousting Mrs. Clark.
When tbe sheriff entered the ladies would
not toll him who were the olli cers, but. a
friend of Mrs. Clark soon posted him and
the order of Hie court was served. Mrs.
Tyler, tiio wife of tho mayor of Louis
ville, delivered a line add,-ess of welcome
to the city, as tlid Mrs. General Buckncr
to the s.tuo and the s luth. The confed
erate veterans, notably General Gordon,
General Httckner and Mr,Wattarson, took
part attain lo 'he receptions ami camp
tires, praising the good will that bail
brought peace in reality tis well as in
name. After delivering welcoming ad-
drosses during tho riny, Mr. Watterson
tonlgfai delivered his lecture on Abraham
Lincoln, and tomorrow pigbt General
Gordon delivers his lecture on The Last
Pays oi tbe Confederacy, in botti of
which the ex-soldiers take great interest.
General Buckner is kept busy in answer
ing calls to arid reiff camp lires. Tomorrow
the blue and the gray will meet in a
grand barbecue, tendered by the latter to
their guests, and tomorrow nigbt'a prn
gramnihs of the different uanij> tires are
very elaborate.
By far the nioit interesting function of
tne week began today at it) o'clock in
Music hall. It was the meeting of the
encampment for the election of executive
and l omm uiding otlirers for tho ensuing
year, ami to decide on a place of meeting
next year. General bawler, the com
mander-in-chief, called the meeting to
order and announced that Henry Watter
son would deliver an address of welcome.
Mr. Watte ison deli verod an eloquent
speech ami closer! by suying:
'tjrim visaed war has smoothed its
wrinkled front, and whichever way you
turu, on cither side you shall encounter
as you pass those£|snibldering heaps
which remind you of your valor and
travail, only the magnanimous spirit ot
dead heroes, with Grant and Sherman
and Thomas and McFberson ami Logan
looking down from the happy stars, as if
repeating the words of the master, char
ity for all, malice toward none."
Tt is impossirle to describe the scene
that followed Mr. Watterson's address.
The B[ie..ker himself we overcome with
emotion, and left the front of the stagr.
Men rose in their seats, and not only
cheered by turns, but hugged eacn other
and threw nats, fans and handkerchiefs
into the air.
Mrs. John A. Logan was seated a short
distance back of the commander-in
chief's stand, and ns Mr. Watterson
walked away with tears coursing down
his cheeks, General Lawler presented liim
to Mrs. Logan. Neither could speak, and
the white-haired, motherly looking lady
took h,s hand in buth hers and when
she found ber voice sadio:
"I am glad I have been permitted to
live to bear your speech."
Mr. Watterson and fast Commander-in-
Chief Warner then greeted each other
and sat down together. This caused an
other burst of applause almost as great
as the Bret and it was nearly live minutes
befnrc quiet was restored.
Past Commander-in-Chief Warner of
Kansas City then answered Mr. Watter
son.
James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier
poet, then read an original poem called,
"A Peace Hymn of the Republic,"
Following this Fast Commander-Gen
eral Halmer of Albany was presented
with a solid silver tea set.
Tho next feature was the presentation
of tbe gavel, made of gold, silver anil
copper and studded witli diamonds, rub
bies and sapphires, to Commander Law
ler. II was presented to bim by Senior
Vice Commander O'l.eary of Montana,
in behalf of the Montana division.
Commander Lawler then read his
annual adtlress.
Colonel Walker made a very brief ad
dress, thanking his comrades for the
honor.
In the contest for senior vice com
man dor, both the candidate- were from
Kentucky. Tbey were General E. H.
Hobsoii and Michael Mintun, General
Hobson being; named.
It was decided to hold tho next en
campment at St. Paul.
J. S. Clarkson of Nebraska withdrew
for tbe contest for commander-in-chief
and Walker was iiommimited unani
mously.
C. i!. Cosgrove of Washington elected
junior vice conimandei, over J. O. Lregg
of Montana.
Greetings of tho Ladies of the tiraml
Army of the Republic were then read.
Adjourned until ft o'olack tomorrow.
Tbe Woman's ilolief enrt s met todny at
Liberty hall. Mis. President Wallace
presided. The exercises were opened
with salutes, tlap drills and tableaux in
the curriculum of patriotic teaching. The
opening ItJtlon whs devoted to welcome
addresses, responses and to the hearing
of annual reports irom the national bfff
ccrs.
GRAND stand DISASTER
While 100,000 people were watching the
I fireworks along the river front at 10
I o'clock tonight a portion of the grand
stand on whicli were seated at least lii,ooo
gave way and many were injured. The
portion of the stand which fell
was about lot) feel long and sixty feet
wide. It was tho lower part and only
eleruted about two feet. Immediately
behind this part were Stated elevated
seats, raised ei|[ht to twenty feet. On
tne entire stand there were 60,009 people.
That no one was killed is one of the
marvels. Hud ttie seats been elevated to
any great distance from the pavement
niany deaths must have resulted. As it
was the platform on which the seats
were plnced swerved to the rear then
settleti to tho ground with a crash. .Va
to the number of injured it will prob
ably never ne known. Several nolicemen
say they saw from fifty to seventy-five
persons takon away by friends in 'vehi
cles.
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