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TIGHTER GROWS THE CHAIN AROUND DURRANT More Evidence Against Him Found in the Church. MISS LAMONT'S BOOKS. Hair Believed to Be His Sticking to the Murdered Girl's Waist. HAD A WEAKNESS FOR WOMEN. Damaging Evidence Given at the Coroner's Inquest— His Mother's Appeal. DURRANT'S WRITING. Like That Which Was on the Paper That Wrapped the Rings. Clouds are gathering black and fast around Theodore Durrant. When he was arrested he was suspected of the crime, now there are few who do not believe him guilty of murdering the two pure and blameless maidens in the church that will never De sacred again. The evidence against him that was brought to light yesterday is considered conclusive by the police. Three girls had testified that on the day Blanche Lamont had disappeared they saw Durrant with her late in the afternoon, and they further testified that she was carrying her schoolbooks at the time. The books were found in the loft of the church yesterday, and the dead girl's shoes, hat and gloves were also found there, proving that she did not go home, but went to the church after the girls saw her with the young man who they say was Durrant. It will ba remerabsra 1 that on that after - noon young King saw Durrant coming from the loft of the church with dust on his trousers. The student was agitated and called for a sedative. He said that he had been in the loft repairing a gas or electric fixture. The janitor of the churc h yesterday said that nothing was wrong with the light or fixtures. Blanche Lamont's garments were exam ined yesterday by an expert who found on the waist short hair that is like Durrant's hair. Several witnesses have contradicted Durrant's statement about his movements at the time of and subsequent to the mur der. Early this morning, as on yesterday morning, his repose was broken by a hideous dreßru, and his cries of fear and horror aroused the slumbering prisoners and brought the jailers to his cell. His mother has appealed to the public to sus pend judgment until something stronger than circumstantial evidence has been pro duced against her son. FINDS IN THECHURCH Dark Lanterns and Axes Bring Forth Books and Clothing. Emmanuel Church yielded yesterday from its darkest and most uncanny nooks more evidences of the bloody crimes that have detiled it beyond atonement. In the belfry tower the hat of Blanche Lamont was dragged into view when The tiooring of the lowest landing was chopped away, and when officers of the law crawled with dark lanterns into the darkest and dustiest recesses of the loft next to the roof they found the missing schoolbooks of the murdered girl and her shoes and the lost glove, whose mate was found by the body when it was discovered. The most important discovery was that of the school book?. It was conclusive proof that blanche Lament took with her when she went into the church the books with which she left the Normal School at 3 p. m. on April 3, when she boarded a Powell-street car with a young man whom three of her schoolmates have identified as Thirant. She most have gone to the church dieectly or nearly so that Wednesday after noon when she went downtown with Dur rant, and the natural inference would be that she was dead and stretched in tho high belfry tower before night, for such an innocent and reputable girl could not have been induced tc stay alone in a lonely church after the time when she would be expected at home. Indeed, the natural assumption is that she was enticed into the church for but a few minutes over some plausible pretext, for she had an appoint ment with her music-teacher for Miss La mont that afternoon is supposed to have gone into the church with Durrant to get that copy of the "Newcomes" he had promised her. All day yesterday and through last night Sergeant Reynolds and a squad of police men guarded ami held possession of the church. It would have been crowded be yond any time in its history if two officers had not been constantly on guard outside and kept from the front door everybody who had no important business inside. During the forenoon Sergeant Reynolds took off his uniform and white shirt and with other officers similarly prepared for dusty work, began a thorough exploration of the church. There are many deep holes and dark corners all through the big build ing between the plasteied rooms and the foundations, shingles and sheathing. The cellar was first searched though not fully, but nothing was found. Sergeant Rey nolds declared that he would find those books, and he did. About noon several men climbed the stairs at tho front end leading to the tower. The first discoveries were made at the first landing in the tower in a room about 10x10 feet in size, into which a door opens from the gallery. Here the narrow belfry stairs begin to zigzag upward, and through it Blanche Lamont's body was carried to the highest resting place." The door from the gallery into this unused cor ner tower shows that it was pried open with something used like a jimmy. The door had been found locked by Detective Gibson, and both door knobs and the bar that connected them were gone. In looking carefully about Officer Cole man peered into an opening in one corner and espied one of the knobs which was fished out. Then J. J. McGreevy, son of Policeman McGreevy, and the young man who believes he saw Durrant on Bartlett street that night took an ax and split away the flooring for a foot on one side. The other doorknob was found under the floor between the joists and two feet from the Bide of the room where spaces opened between the unboarded studding. Pretty soon young McGreevy chopped away a foot of the flooring on the other side and a reach of his hand backward under the floor was rewarded with Blanche Lamont's hat, which was dragged forth. Climbing up the belfry stairs two short flights, the searchers crawled across dusty timbers on to what was once the plastered ceiling of the 'auditorium. It is like a letter A cut off one-third way from the top, and above it spreads at a sharper angle the roof of the church. After the building was completed, the shaking of the struc- j ture kept sending down the ceiling plaster, ; and then several feet below it was built j another ceiling that was boarded. Th\is, j along the center line of the church, above j is n'rst the present board ceiling, which j can be safely walked upon, then the j original ceiling ten feet above, through j which one may easily put his foot by step ping off the rafters, and above this several feet is the roof. It was between this original ceiling and i the roof that the rest of the explorations of i the afternoon were made. The bright sun- ' light outside came faintly through little , cracks here and there, and just enabled j one to see where to step and crawl safely j along the timbers and among the rough | and dusty braces. The searchers had two ' SCENE AT THE CORONER'S INQUEST —C. H. MORGAN TELLING- ABOUT A BjLACK SPOT IN DURRANT'S CAREER. [Sketched by a '"Call" artist.] dark lanterns, which were turned like searchlights into every little corner and cranny, down dark spaces between stud dings, under the eaves and up among the rafters and alone beams and braces. The belfry rises at the northeast corner of the building. By the middle of the afternoon several men were crawling about the northwest corner, just under the roof and ne^t to the eaves. Officer Jlerve was prodding about with a stick and a dark lantern, and soon he reached down be tween two studding! and battled out Miss Lamont's bundle of books, still strapped together, as she had carried them. That gave more elation and encouragement. In a recess among the dark rafters young McGreevy next found the missing glove. This corner of the loft proved to be a mine. Riu'ht in the dark corner, and peculiarly placed among the beams and rafters, the two shoes were found, one just a little above the other. That was the extent of what the after noon brought to light. Every hour's Work helped to wreck the building, in every cor ner of which a curse seemed to have rested. Upstairs a murderer's jimmy had wrecked the belfry door and policemen's axes had wrecked a Hoor. In climbing about the loft legs constantly went down through the plastered ceiling, for in the dark and along the inclined beams feet would slip. From the stairway below big holes could be seen in the ceilings above. An illustration of the possibilities of hiding things is the well, two feet square and forty feet deep, left somehow in the structure. Officer Herve determined to in vestigate it, and while going carefully down he slipped and went to the bottom unhurt. All he found was an old pair of workmen's shoes. The discoveries of the afternoon showed that the murderer had used a strange care in hiding the clothing of his victim. He had distributed it about in a queer way, and with much trouble most of the cloth ingwas found on the beams, above the body when it was first discovered. The hat" had been tucked far under a belfry floor, and to dispose of the books, shoes and one glove the murderer had with much pains climbed and crawled a hard way clear across the front of the church, under the roof, to find still darker hiding places. One wonders what could have been his motive in hiding all the victim's clothing so carefully when the naked remains were left to the certain view of anybody who climbed the belfry stairs as somebody would soon be apt to do, especially when the broken door would start early investi gation. Did the fiend mean to dispose of the body elsewhere with means of identifi cation absent? In the evening a still more vigorous and ruthless campaign was begun by the police. Ten patrolmen under Sergeant Reynolds went to work with axes in the rear of the church. The pulpit itself could not hide anything that should be known. The pastor's study was rirst investigated, and it appeared to yield something of great im portance. In one corner amid a little rubbish, as though carele-Bly thrown there, was a car penter's chinel and it fitted one of the jimmy marks on the broken belfry door. Two instruments of that kind had been THE SAJV UKAJN CISCO CALL., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1895. used to pry open that upper door through which Blanche Lamont's body had been carried. One was a half-inch and the other seven-eighths of an inch wide. The dis covery of the chisel in the pastor's study is interesting, but its full significance cannot yet be explained. One thing that started, or at least stimu lated, the thorough search of the rear of the church was the discovery there during the afternoon of some marks that the police and others thought were blood stains. Across a part of the rear of the church, opening from behind the choir platform, runs a narrow hallway. Along it are three little rooms, one of which is a washroom, and it ends at one of the doors to the pastor's study. About the marole washstand, on the door post at the entrance to the pastor's study and on the wainsooating were reddish drops and daubs much resembling blood. Had they proved to be sucli it would have been an extremely important circumstance, as all the evidences of both crimes are confined to the front end of the building. Four samples of these stains were last night submitted by the Call to Dr. Avron Newman, an expert microscopist and as- sistant to Dr. Albert Abrams, professor of pathology in Cooper Medical College. Dr. Newman was not afforded time to use the spctroscope, but his microscopical examinations ana the scientific tests that he used showed him that the stains were not made by blood. In the little library room under a stair way, where Minnie Williams was mur dered, the blood remains undisturbed. On the floor are two groat pools, so deep that they have not dried. On the wall on one side of the room the red stains show that arterial blood had spurted far from a BLANCHE LAMONT'B MISSING CLOTHES AND BOOKS FOUND IN THE CHURGH YESTERDAY. » wound, spraying the wall and in places striking it in quantities. A similar spraying on the opposite wall indicates a struggle, during which the bleeding victim moved across the little room. There is a little blood on the inside of the door and the door was unquestion ably closed when the killing was done. There was then the library door, the read ing room and tne front wall of the church, in which is a window, between the trag edy and the sidewalk not thirty feet away. There was so much blood on the floor that j the murderers couhi not have helped step- j ping in it, but there is nowhere outside the i I library on carpet or wall a sign of blood, i i This points to the fact that the murderer , must have shrewdly taken oft" his shoeß when he left the library. On the inside of the cover of the book, "Chute's Physic," was written in lettering ! the following: Learn what the book tells you. Do not j I expect anyone to explain any thing to you. iNo one will use common sense. If you ' ! have none take the consequences. Do not j ask any questions. You may be taken for | an idiot. You may be one. If you cannot j make an experiment keep still about it. j No one will know the difference. The police believe that the lettering was done by Durrant, as it bears a strong re semblance to his style of handwriting. Emmanuel Church seemed yesterday forsaken by every holy suggestion. The ! I pulpit was yet decorated for the Easter j festivities that were abandoned, but the | lilies that described a great white cross drooped and were withered and molded. Jars of roses about the altar looked as i desolate, and the petals had fallen in heaps to the floor, leaving scraggy stems above. In a little prayer-meeting room police men's pistols, dark lanterns, collars, etc., were littered about among sacred books. AT THE~INQUEST. Durrant Was Afraid of Mob Violence and Quailed Un der the Testimony. The lines of mortal fear were never more strongly depicted upon a human counte nance than they were outlined upon the face of W. H. Theodore Durrant when he was taken before the Coroner's jury yes terday to hear the testimony that was to connect him with the murder of Minnie Williams, the girl who was so foully mur dered in the Emmanuel Baptist Church last Friday night. Whether the thrills of fear which coursed through him and set their seal upon bis quivering lips and blanched cheeks and caused his eyes to wear a haunted look came from the dread of personal violence at the hands of a mob whose intensity of feeling he got an inkling of when he landed at the ferry on Sunday night, or whether the outward consciousness of guilt becom ing irrepressible were responsible for the physical tokens of terror, can only as yet be guessed at. When ushered into the room where the inquest was being held he glanced furtively around and his look showed that he ex pected to be confronted with the remains of the dead woman. He paused for an instant, but the otiicers hustled him un ceremoniously along and he was soon in a seat where he was partly hidden from view. When the taking of testimony was fin ished for the day Durrant was qlmost pros trated. Although only four witnesses had been examined their testimony was very damaging to the accused. As Witness Morgan told in detail of his attempt on the honor of Miss Williams several weeks prior to the tragedy the prisoner sank deeper and deeper into his chair, and when Frank A. Sademan told of their meeting at the ferry and what Durrant had said about Blanche Lamont he did not know which way to look to escape the eyes of those watching him. After the inquest was adjourned he was taken in charge by the police. He did not like to leave the building, being evidently afraid that a crowd was awaiting him. He had no cause for fear, however, as over fifty police were stationed on Dunbar alley ant! Merchant street and no one was allowed nearer the jail than Kearny, Washington and Montgomery streets. Once in the jail Captain Douglass had re course to a ruse that was successful in dis persing the crowd. He dressed a man in Durrant's overcoat and hat and hustled him into a waiting hack. The horses were turned around to face Montgomery street and when all was ready a dash was made for that thoroughfare. The crowd was principally congregated on Kearny street, and when the people saw the hack dash ing away in the other direction they made a rush down Clay street in a vain attempt to intercept it. Half an hour later there were not a dozen people around the jail and then Durrant was quietly put in an other hack and driven to the new City Hall. The Coroner's inquest was set for 10 a. m. yesterday, but it was not until half an hour later that the first witness was called. Eugene Deuprey and A. W. Thompson, at torneys for the accused, were prompt, but District Attorney Barnes was dilatory. A few minutes after the latter' s arrival Dur rant was brought in and then Officer A. B. Riehl was called to the xtand. In answer to questions put by Coroner Hawkins he testified practically as follows: On Saturday, the 13th inst., about 1 p. M., I was going up Mission street in company with Officer James A. Feeney. At Twenty first street a party came along and said, 'There's a dead body over in Emmanuel Baptist Church.' We went over there and found a number of people in the library. The Coroner or the Coroner's deputy was there and I saw the dead body of a woman also. It was the remains of Minnie Wil liiins. She was lying in the library, that is in the closet. The door was open and there was blood all around. She had all her clothing on, ex cept her cape. It was on the table, but had been on the floor. One of the women mem bers of the church picked it up and after examining it laid it on the table. Her clothing was open at the breast and I saw the knife wounds. There was a gash on her forehead and her right wrist was cut around." Coroner Hawkins — Did you meet any one else yon knew in the church outside of the Coroner's deputies? Richl — There were several people there when I came in, but 1 did not know any of them. "Do you know anything else?" ''Nothing, except that I saw them re moving the gag from her mouth. One of the deputies or a reporter took it out." A juror — Did you know Minuie Williams personally ? Riehl— l did not, but parties who came identified her. Riehl was then excused and C. H. Mor gan, president of the California Casket Company, was called. His testimony was the most important given duriug the hear ing, and the verbatim questions by the Coroner and answers by the witness were as follows : Q.— What is your name, please? A.— C. H. Morgan. Q.— Your residence? A.— l have none at pres ent, sir. Q.— Where have you been living? A.—Ala roeda. Q. — Your occupation? A.— Manufacturer. Q.— Did you know the deceased, Minnie Wil liams? A'— I did; yes, sir. Q.— When did you last see her alive? A. — Last Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Q.— Where? A.— ln Alameda. Q.— ln Alameda? A.— Yes, sir. She left my residence then. Q.— Did she make any mention of where she wa«s going? A. — Going to San Francisco to Mrs. Voy. Q.— She said she was going to San Francisco to Mrs. Voy? A.— Yes, sir. ...... M Q.— She told you to pay a visit? A.— lt was not a visit ; she was going there to board. Q.— She said she was going there to board? A.— Yes, sir. She was over there the week be fore and made arrangement to board there for an indefinite time. Q.— How long had she been staying at your house? A.— Since last May. Q— Since when? A.— Last May. Q.— Was she employed in the house? A.— She was the latter part of her stay. Q.— As a domestic? A.— Yes ; she helped Mrs. Morgan about the work. ._,.,,. ■ Q.— When did you next see Miss Williams? A.— l have not seen her. q._Do you know whether she had any ap pointment with anybody on that day? A.— i did not. Q.— Had she received any letters that day, the day of her going, or the day before? A.— l could not tell you, sir. Q.— Was Khe employed in your casket factory? A.— She had been. Q.— Until about how long ago? A .— T wo or three months; I don't remember precisely. Q.— Did Mr. Theodore Durrant ever call on Miss Williams at your house? A.— l don't know. sir. Q.— Do you know whether he ever called upon her in the factory? A.— l do not. Q.— Did you ever see Mr. Durrant? A.— Yes, sir. Q.— Did he visit your house? A.— No, sir. Q.— When did you last see Mr. Durrant? A. — At the reception given to the Rev. Mr. Gibson, I think, last November in the Emmanuel Church. Q.— You say that Miss Williams said she was going over to make arrangements to board? A.— Xo, sir; I did not say so. Q.— What did she tell you? A.— She was go ing over to board. Q.— She was going over to board? A. — Yes, sir. Q.— Did she tell you anything she was going over for, any other object of thu visit? A.— She came over that Friday, saying she was to at tend meeting, as I understood her, of the young people in the Emmanuel Church. I may have been mistaken about the place of the meeting, but I think she said it was to be there. That is all she said to me. Q. — Do you know whether she made any preparations for this? A.— Yes, sir. Q.— What was the nature of the preparations? A.— She had a garment made specially to wear on that occasion and brought with her a quan tity of flowers for Easter decorations. Q. — Do you know whether she went to the hairdresser's or not? A. — She went to the hair dresser's from our place about half-past 2 or 3 o'clock Friday and came back to the house and got her flowers. (J.— Do you know what boat she left on for San Francisco? A.— She left our house, sir; she left on the train about five minutes past 4. Q.— she left your house? A.— The train leaves our station ; we are only half a minute's walk from the station. Q.— Did she send her trunk away, too? A.— She sent her trunk, I think, in the morning, some time that day, to Mis. Voy. Q.— Mr. Morgan, do you.recognize that paper [statement]; did you make that statement? A. — I do not, sir. I made a statement. Ido not recognize that paper, however. Q.— Mr. Morgan, listen while we read this statement. The Coroner then read the following statement: "Statement of Clark H. Morgan, president of the California Casket Company, 934 and 936 Mission street, April 13, 1895 : "Miss Minnie Williams was employed in the casket factory until about three months ago, since which time she has been employed as a servant at the residence of ' Mr. Morgan in Alameda. Mr. Theodore Durrant, a medical student, residing with his parents in San Fran cisco, called on Miss Williams a few days ago and said he wanted her to come over to the city as he wished to say something special to her. Miss Williams replied that he could in form her there as well, as she seemed to be suspicious of him. Mr. Durrant then desired to know when he could see her, and she replied that she was coming over to the church social on Friday night, the 12th inst. Miss Williams went to the hairdressers about 3 p. m., 12th inst., to have her hair dressed and left on the 4 p. M. boat for San Francisco. Greeley & Co.'s express called at Mr. Morgan's residence arid took away Miss Williams' trunk before she left on the 4 o'clock boat. Harry Snook, son-in-law i to Mr. George W. Keeler, manager of the Golden j Gate Undertaking Company, 2429 Mission street, informed Mr. Morgan that Mr. Durrant had a key to the church study. Mr. Morgan was introduced to Mr. Durrant about six ( months ago at a reception tendered to the Rev. j Dr. Gibson and has not seen him since. Miss j Williams informed Mr. Morgan that Durrant j took her out for a walk some time last summer i and grossly insulted her. Mr. Morgan arid his | wife speak very highly of Miss Williams. They took a kindly interest in her welfare. Mrs. Morgan treated her like a foster-mother and believed her to be a good girl. Miss Williams' parents have been separated for nearly three years. The father neglected the family and resides here, while the mother resides in Bean ville, Canada, and provides for several younger children, Miss Minnie being the eldest child." - By the Coroner: Q.— you make this state ment, Mr. Morgan? A.— Part of it. Mostly correct. Q.— ln what portion is It not correct? A.— Well, I will father it all. Q.— You made this statement, then? A.— Yes, I made that statement. - Q.— Yon made this full statement, then? A.— Yes, sir. Would you know the pocketbook which belonged to Miss Minnie Williams? A.— l think I should, sir. Q.— Do you recognize that (showing pocket book)? A.— l could not swear that was Min nie's pocketbook. Q. — You could not swear? A.— There is some thing (indicating a car ticket he took from in side the pocketbook) I could have something to say about. Q.— Tell us about it. A.— ln my preparations to go north 1 have a little tin box in which I kept papers and receipts, etc. I have them back lor a number of years. It was getting crowded. I emptied it out on the dining-room table, preparing to burn up lots of things that were not any account. . Among the things scat tered on the table was this little ticket— a pe culiar ticket; a horsecar ticket. It is 19 years old, been in my possession nineteen years, and it| attracted Minnie's attention. She waited, and says, "What is that?" and picked it up, and says, "I am going to see if I can ride on it in Oakland.". 1 said, "All right, take it," and being found in what purports to be Minnie's pocket, I would swear the whole thing is hers, to the best of my knowledge and belief. Q.— Do you identify this pocket-book as being Miss Williams'? A.— think it is. Q.— Do you identify the ticket? A.— The ticket is the one she took that evening. Q.— Mr. Morgan, did you see Mr. Durrant at your house at all? A. — I never saw him at mv house, sir. How do you know he asked Miss Wil liams to go to the city? A.— l was informed on very reliable information. Q. — Who informed you, Mr. Morgan? A.— - Miss Williams. • " Q.— Miss Williams informed you Mr. Durrant had asked her to come over to the city? A. Yes, sir. Q —And she asked him to tell her what it was for, and he refused? A.— She said, "I can't go"; this is what she said to me, "I can't go." He says, "I want to see you on particular business private conversation." She said, "If it relates to the matter of our last private conversation I don't care to near any more of it." He says "It is an entirely different subject; I want to see you; I am going to Germany to finish mv studies"; and he wanted her, as I understood her, to go over that night to stay to some en tertainment, and she declined. He urn "When can I see you?" She replied she was going over to Mrs. Voy's Friday and would at tend the entertainment, as I understood her at Emmanuel Church. She might have said' to Dr. Vogel's but I do not know. I understood her to .say at the church but it was a church gathering, and if he had anything to say to her he could see her there. " • Q. -Did she give any other reason for being suspicious of him? - A.— sir oniim? id A h -Xo e si teU y °° she was Bus icious .97 You state 'in your statement that Miss Williams replied that "he could inform her Hi • a M, we . U a ? d she seem to be suspicious 111 "™ A --\ery well: that is correct. ■. Q.— Did she give any grounds for her suspic ion or make any remarks?.. A.-To your former nuestion-"Did she tell jne she was suspicious .1 "X-T 1 said n .°; she " id not. . ,--•-■- y.—Did she give you any grounds for sus pecting anything about Mr. Durrant or did she tell you whether she suspected Mr. Dnrrant of anything? A.— Yes, sir. Q.— What was it? A.— He called there last summer or fall and took her out for a walk; took her out on the electric cars and, she said, to a very secluded part of Fruitvale, as I understood it, a, romantic part of the country which he was familiar with. There it was he insulted her. Q.— Did she come home and tell you of the conversation she had the instant that it hap pened? A.— She told me that which I have re lated to you. I perhaps might say, being worse that fatherless, she confided in me and called me grandfather; she had no other home in the world. That you may understand how this all happened: After her : father left . his family this little girl had to go out to work, and worked in the family of John N. Youni, a neat neighbor of mine. We mentioned tbat Mr. Young nad a doll to do the work ; she Veighed less than 90 pounds; she became acquainted with us through our hired girl. After leaving Mr. Young's (I think she was therelnearly nine months) our hired girl was taken sick, and went home to Grass Valley. We nantea some one, and suggested that \ue get Minnie to come over and help Mrs. Morgan. I did so, and she stayed with us fcboht six weeks. Mrs. Morgan then said to her, with my approbation, we said to her, "Minnie, If you ever want a home, if you get out of a. Job, haven't a place to work or break down, wfcnt a home, come to us. You have perfect libcity to come here and stay just as long as you hive a mind to." I knew the circumstances of the separation of the father from the family. I helped to raise the money to send the mother and the youngest children back to Canida, and last "May, my wife being unable to do the housework, Minnie came to cur house and re mained there. She felt ns one of our family, paying no board and having kindly treatrnmit, until she was able to go to work, and the min ute she felt ufole she was anxious. This is wiiy she felt the confidence and confided in me as she did, 1 suppose. Q.— Do you know anything else of the caie, Mr. Morgan— any other particulars of the case at all? A.— Of what case, sir? Q.— Regarding the death of Miss Williams? A. — No, sir. She left our house at 4 o'clock. I have seen nothing of her since. I was told by Chief Crowley my evidence before the Cor oner's jury would be of no earthly account Q.— Did he tell you nt the I'ulice Court it would amount to something? A.— He did nbt tell me go, I have not seen him since. I west to him at once when I heard of the case and laid the case before him. 1 had tickets in ray pockets for Tacoma; it was necessary I should go. I went to the attorney in this matter and made this statement here tv him, and he said, "Your evidence at the Coroner's jury is unnec essary—you can go right along to Tacoma about your business." Q.— Did the Chief tell you to stop over, Mr. Morgan, to give your testimony f A. -Sunday night an officer came to my house to sol me to appear, as I supposed, before a Coi jury, but I found it was before the Police Court. J was told by Ills deputy after making the re mark. "The Chief said I could go to Tacoma," he said doubtless further knowledge of the case had changed his mind and he would require me before the Police Court. By Juror— As I understand the lady supposed to be Minnie Williams had made herself a new dress the evening she left the house? A. — She did not wear it. Q.— ln regard to that pocket-book and ticket, are you sure there is not another ticket like that ticket represented here to the jury, no other one in this State? A. — I will give a hun dred dollars in coin for a similar one. Q.— The pocket-book you are sure is hers? A.— I am sure it is hers. I could identity the waist she wore if necessary, or the waist that was made for her. By the Coroner: Q.— What was the color of the waist, Mr. Morgan? A.— ltwai achangeable green and blue, I should say. A waist bein;? shown to the witness, the wit ness replied, "That is hers?" Q.— You identify that as the waist she wore? A.— Yes, sir. E. S. Chappelle, a Southern Pacific de tective, was the next witness. "I sawTheo Durrant at the Oakland ferries last Fri-, day," said he in answer to a question, by the Coroner. "It was either ten minutes to 3 o'clock or twenty minutes past 3. It> be quite positive I would have to consult the ticket-taker at the ferries. I have known Durrant for seven or eight years and could not be mistaken. He was watch ing the people coming off the boat and as I was in a hurry I did not speak to him. I don't know anything else about the case." Frank A. Sademan of 25^ Lapidge street, the janitor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, gave some important testimony in regard to a conversation he had witn. Durrant at the ferries last Friday at 4 p. m. "What is your business?" asked the Coroner. "I am employed in a lumber yard as a piler, and have also been janitor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church since last October." In answer to other questions the witness told all about his connection with the church. "I generally go to the church about 8 o'clock on Sunday morning," saitl he. "I light the furnace to heat the build ing and generally remain there until after the services. Then I go home and get back about 6 in the evening and open up for the meeting of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor. After the regular service I put out the lights, lock up the church and start for home about 9:30 p. m. On Wednesday evening there is prayer meeting, and I "ge^ there about 7 p. m. to light up. The service is over about 9 :30 o'clock, after which I again lockup and go home. Then, onco in a while, we have an entertainment. .Latterly we have had quite a number of gatherings in the church of a Friday evning. ''Lately, since I have been employed in the lumber-yard, my boy, 15 years old, does the sweeping and cleaning during the daytime. Then. 1 go there on Saturday nights and put on the finishing touches. I clean the furnace and lay the fire so as to be ready for Sunday. '•I have seen Durrant in the church dur ing week days, but he was mostly always in the company of George Knox. While I believe he had a key to the rear door, I am not sure, because I never saw him use one. I have heard George King state positively that Durrant had a key. George King also told me that he himself had keys to the front door. Two keys are necessary to get into the church by the front door; "one opens the iron gate and the other the door proper." The Coroner— When were you last in the belfry? Sademan — It might have been a month ago since I was in the belfry. The boys used to rvn up and down there playing, "so I went up one day and locked the door. I looked in first of all, because I thought one of the boys might be in liidin.ir. There was no one there, so I closed the door and locked it. The lock and knob were in per fect order. I don't know of any one tiriaO had a key to the door. The Coroner — Were there any electric wires in the building? Sademan— Yes, sir. The chandeliers in the church were lit by electricity and there were electric bells throughout the building. Durrant used to attend to the batteries and keep the apparatus in order. Q.— Were there ever any young ladies in the church alone? A.— Not that I can re Dr. PierceV Pleasant Pellets To any one sending name and address to us on a postal card. ()nce ■ Used, They are Always in Favor. 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