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Oregon City Courier.
A. W. CHENEY, Publlibor.
OREGON CITY OREGON
NEWS OF THE WEEK
latereatlng Collection of Current Event
In Condenned Form From
Over 5,000 textile workors have been
locked out at Loobau, Germany, and in
Michael Simmonds, a railroad brake.
man, aged 28, shot and tried to kill his
sweetheart, Miss Jenny Long, aged 19
at Baltimore, and then committed
Rose the 19-yeabr-old daughter of
John Miller Murphy, died at Olympia
Wash. Her death was caused by an
overdose of laudanum, taken to allay
Engineer K. Bonnett Mitchell was
killed and Fireman John H. Cawloy
seriously injured ly the explosion of a
loootnotive on the Northern Central
railway at Georgetown, Pa.
Seoretarv Wilson hag secured an or
-der from tho poHtofllee department to
attach the government rank to pack
ages of sugar-beet seed to be sent
throughout the country for analysis,
The latest news from Guatemala re
ceived here states that a price of $100
000 has been placed on the heads of
Prosper Morales and his aide, Manuel
Fuentes. It is assertod that an order
to this effect bus been promulgated by
As a result of the breaking of a cable,
three colored men who were being car
ried up in an elevator shaft of the
Northwest Lund tunnel, at Chicago, fell
95 feet to the bottom of the excavation.
One of them was killed instantly, and
the other two sustained fatal injuries.
Word comes from Kaslo, B. C, that
three men who were out on the lake
about 600 yards were drowned by the
boat capsizing. A stiff breeze was
blowing, and, as the boat reached the
beginning of the swift undertow oppo'
site Kaslo, the men tried to ohunge po
sitions, and the boat was overturned.
In a recent interview, Lieutenant
Peary, who has just returned to Boston
from the Arctic on the whaling bark
Hope, said: "The 100-ton meteorite
in the bold of the Hope fell from the
skies hundreds of years ago, and has
long been the source of iron supplies for
the Esquimaux. I discovered it in
May, 1894, and since that time have
been trying to secure it and bring it to
The duel between Count Badeni, the
Austrian premier, and Dr. Wolff, the
German nationalist leader, has caused
the wildest sensation. Count Badeni
sent his seconds to Dr. Wolff, who ac
tepted the challtrge. Hie premier
- seat a telegram to the emperor, asking
: - permission to -Bgrht the duel, and at the
same time tendering his resignation.
In reply he received not only permis
sion to fight, but also the imperial ap-
iproval. Uount Bndeni then made his
will, after which he spent the evening
at the Jockey Club and a pleasure re
sort His wife and family knew noth
ing about the affair until the duel was
over. It is thought that, ns the premier
.has set example, with the emperor s ap
proval, there will be a serious epidemic
unmmanuer Booth-Tucker lias ar
rived in Denver to eomplote the ar
rangements for establishing a Salvation
Army colony in the Arkansas valley.
In Joseph llaywurd's saw mill, near
Macon, Mo., a large boiler exploded
and killed three workmen, Charles
Mentor, Wnlter Fergurson and Albert
Yost Tho mill was blown to frag
ments. The United States steamship Sun
Francisco, the flagship of the European
squadron, has arrived at Tangier,
Morocco, in order to investigate mid
obtain redreBs, if nooessary, for tho re
ported flogging of Ameriuun citizens at
Mogudor, and also to enforce the prom
ised settlement of former olaims of the
United States against Morocco.
The inexorable discrimnating law of
China, whieh condemns a pam'ide to
death by the slicing process, whether
he be the perpetrator of a wilful crime
or the victim of an accident, is terribly
illustrated by a case now vexing the
people of Shanghai. A hoy of 1 1 was
swinging some article about his head in
play, when it happened to strike his
mother, who died from the effects of
the blow. He was condemned to be
sliced to death, and, though efforts have
been mado to save him from this fear
ful end, so far they have not been suo-
A dispatch Mm Vienna snys that
the steumer Ika. with a crow of 10,
and carrying 60 Australian passengers,
was entering tho port at Filmic, on
the river Flumara, while the boru was)
blowing hard, when she collided with
the English steamer Tira. whieh was
leaving. The bows of the lka were
stove in and she sunk in two minutes.
Boats hastily put off and saved the
captain and seven others, but most of
the passengers perished. Tho casually
took place in full view of thousands
who crowded the pier in tho greatest
excitement and alarm. '
Arthur Jordan, a Scotch explorer,
who claims to be familiar with the
country between Spokane and the Klon
dike, will leave Spokane with six men, i
October 10, for the ukon country.
J. J. Browne is at the head of the syn
dicate which is outlining the party to
prospect on Stewart river. Mr.
Browne's ton, Guy, will be a memlier
of the party. They will go via Ash
endt, taking the Hudson bay trail there
to Lake Tealin, down the lake to the
Hootalinqua river, down that stream to
the Yukon, thence to Stewart river.
Experiences of a Young American
Now York, Sept. 29. The Journal
and Advertiser says: Three years ugo
Miss Eloise Brunett was tho belle
Cienfuegos, Cuba. She was ric
Now sho lies upon a cot in a 10x10
room in a small house on the outskirts
of Philadelphia, her body burning with
fever, her mind racked by terror of tho
Spaniards, her memory full of tho hor
rors of an experience abounding in star
vation, suffering and peril.
In a similur condition, aggravated by
wounds, is Dr. Andre Brunett, who
served as a major in tho Cuban army,
I lie father of these refugees was u
American, who owned a largo estate at
Cienfuegos. He died in 1803, and bis
son, Dr. Brunott, wont to Cuba to set'
tie up the estate. The Spanish admin
istration of such affairs mude this
long and difficult task. In September,
181)5, General Kego raised the Cubu
standard in the Cienfuegos district, am
the young Cuban-American was one of
the first to join him.
It was impossibln for his sister to re
main on the plantation, and she there
fore went into the Cuban' service as
nurse. For 30 months sho shared the
hardships of the patriots. She re
niuined bravely in the Cuban army
caring for the sick and wounded, help
ing to cook the scant provisions and
proving herself a heroine on many oo
After two months of this life they
both contracted malarial fever, an
were so ill that they had to leuve th
insurgent army and seek shelter, and
they found neither and were compelled
to take refuge in a cave, where they
lived for 23 weeks, having no food but
greon pumpkins, sweet iKrtatoeB and
water from a stagnant pool. Both suf
lereu lernoiy irora lever, ana were
often delirious. Finally the brother
managed to climb the hill and attract
the attention of a Spanish planter, who
took thorn to Sierra, whence they were
taken by boat to Cienfuegos.
Whon they landed at the wharf Miss
Burnett bad no shoes, and her dress.
which she had worn for three months
was in shreds. They were almost un
able to walk, and were dragged along
by the Spanish soldiers, who struck
.and cursed them. The Spanish com
mander examined them separately to
find excuse to put them to death, but
failing in that, he permitted them to
go to their sistors, who lived a mile
away, on condition that they report in
person every three or four days. This
in their condition, entailed the most in
tense sueffring, but the order was piti
Dr. Brunett appealed to the Ameri
can consul, Owen McGarr, for aid, but
it was refused. Then followed a long
correspondence with the state depart
ment at Washington, and in the end the
consul was ordered to help them. They
received passports on August 13, and
sailed September 7. Thoir passage
was paid all the way New York m
stead of Florida. . 1
Dr. Brunett and his sisteij have filed
claim at Washington against the
Spanish government for destruction of
their property. r
STRUCK A SAND DRIFT.
A Fatal Accident on die
O. R. N,
The Dalles, Or. , Sept. 29. An acci
dent occurred ok the O. K. & N. road
at 12:30 o clock last night which re
suited in the killing ot the engineer,
Charles Johnson, and the probable futal
injury of the fireman, Hockman
Train No. 22, an east bound freight,
puned out ot xne uallca lust night on
time. For some days severe winds
have prevailed along the road, resulting
in sand drifts on the track. Between
The Dullos and John Day river No. 22
had lost considerable time, and when
tho accident occurred Johnson was
speeding his engine along in an effort
to make up his schedule.
The night was dark, and when a
quarter of a milo east of John Day
Btation the engine ran into tho drift.
The locomotive left tho track, turn
ing on its side as it plunged down tho
muankment, carrying with it the ten
der and two freight oars.
Neithor Engineer Johnson nor Fire
man Hockman hud time to jump. Both
went down with the wreck. Johnson's
life was crushed out in an instant, he
being fairly buried beneath the engine.
ilockmun, tho fireman, was pinned
own by the locomotive, and. with
both legs broken, tho unfortunate man
received the vent of the escaping steam.
A wrecking train was sent out and
Engineer Johnson's body was recovered
and conveyed to his homo in this city.
Fireman Hockman was sent by spe
cial train to St. Vincent's hospital,
Portland. Dr. Mackenzie, the com
pany's surgeon, is with tho injured
man, and an effort will bo made to save
the poor fellow's life.
Only two cars, according to railroad
authorities, left the track, in addition
to the engine and tender. The wreck
was cleared at noon today and the track
opened for traffic.
Making Loan to Farmer.
Victoria, Australia, has inaugurated
an official loan office. Small loans up
to a maximum of $ 5,000 are to b,
granted to farmers and others to enable
thorn to improve their holdings. Tho
loans will bear interest at 5 per cent.
The money will be provided from the
Death Rather Than Separation.
Shamokin, Pa., Sept. 29. The bod-
ies of Arthur W. May, aged 24 years,
ami Miss ( ora Eastman, aged 18, both
of Shamokin, were found in the black
smith shop of Joseph Sraink this morn
ing. May had shot his sweetheart and
then blew out his own brains. The
couple had twen lovers for a long time,
and last week they arraged to go away
and be quietly married. Being opposed
by the parents of the girl, they evident
ly decided to die together.
!IF SPAIN REJECTS IT
What Will Follow Refusal to
Accept Our Mediation.
WAR MAY NOT BE DECLARED
But Dlplomatlo Relation! Will lie Sua
pemled, and MluUter Woodford
Will lie Itecalled.
Madrid, Sept. 28. The arrival ol
United States Minister 'Woodford from
San Sebastian has caused a sensation.
The programme of the Unitd States has
beon ascertained. This does not con
template a declaration of war, if Spain
rejects mediation, but, uccording to re
ports, an "ostentatious proclamation to
ttie world of disapproval of the Cubun
regime by suspending diplomatio rela
tions with Spain, and withdrawingthe
United States minister."
General Woodford lias doclined to bo
interviewed on the subject, further
than to say that his conference with the
Dubke of Tetuun, tho foreign minster,
was of the most satisfactory character.
The unexpected bitterness of the
press and of public opinion has pain
fully impressed him, but he hopeslit
will soon bo allayed. He believes his
mission is favorable to Spanish inter
ests, and con not comprehend that Spain
could reject mediation designed to end
an impoverishing war.
He has not named a time at which
the war must be terminated, but lie
hopes, as shown by the rest of his
tenders, it will be ended quickly. He
believes that war is inflicting incal
culable loss upon the United Staes, and
that it is impossible to prevent the or
ganization of filibustering expeditions.
Unusual measures were taken to protect
Minister Woodford on his journey from
San Sebastian to this city, but the trip
was quite uneventful. A party of gen
darmes, commanded by a sublieutenant,
guarded the Southern express, on whirl
ha nfaa a nnusaiiirar Mm.piit nr.lii.a u-aa
..V IT UIJ w (.HUy..U. . ITJ T. . I V. b T J 1 IT. .J IT T , I J
posted at the station, and the prefect of
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his hotel. The drive through the
streets was marked by no spouial inci
dent, though several people saluted
him, receiving a bow in return.
Some comment has been caused by
the fact that Minister Woodford's fain'
ily has not accompanied him, but re
mains behind on the French frontier.
Minister Woodford explains that his
party is a large one, requiring a com
modious home, and prefers spending a
pleasant October at Biarritz until
suitable residence can be secured
here. General ; Woodford has ah
ready engaged a box at the Royal opera
house, and has purchased horses.
General Y oodford has taken apart
ments at the Hotel Rome, but received
official visits at the legation, where he
passed the entire morning.
Have No Faith In Austria.
London, Sept. 28. A Madrid specia
says: The rumor of Austrian mediation
between Spain and the United States
in the event of hostilities, has created
surprise, mingled with muoh incredul
ity. The Spaniards fail to see what
Austria could do, unless by naval
powers, or at least by the combined
pacific action of several governments.
Weyler Call for More Official.
Madrid, Sept. 28. Captain-General
Weylor has cabled a request to tho gov
ernment to send 113 additional admin
istrative offioials to Cuba. The declar
ation is being made here and generally
circulated that the Spanish troops in
Cuba have recaptured Victoria de las
Lunas, which was taken by the iunsur
gents under Garcia, on August 25.
Spokane, Wash., Sept. 28. The
Webster murder trial ended in a sensa
tional denoument tonight. The jury,
fter having been out for more than 30
hours, came in with a verdict of muu
der in the first degree, ami was dis
charged, but two of the jurors, R. J.
Frasier and C. Thomas, immediately
delivered a signed statement to the
attorneys for the defense that the ver
dict was against their convictions, and
they only yielded after physical and
mental exhaustion from the long strain
in the jury room. Frasier is 65 yean
f age and Thomas 72. It is thought
that this will undoubtedly lead to a
Miner Burled Alive.
El Paso, Sept. 28. News was re
ceived here tonight that the Sun Pedrc
mine, in the Curtillitos group, 12
miles from this city, in Mexico, caved
in today, killing 17 men who were at
ork on t he'ni me at the time. The un
fortunates were bnried alive under 50
et of rocks and dirt. The San Pedro
is one of the oldest mines in the group
and rich in silver. It is the property
of the wealthy Cartillios Company, the
principal stockholders of which reside
xsew xork. ll tho mine was not
timterel, tho Mexican government Willi0'
impose a heavy fine on the company oil
account of the wholesale killing.
Roy Arrldentally Shot.
New Whatoom, Wash., Sept. 28.
Reuben Smith, a young boy who was
out hunting with a companion near
Ten-Mile, this county, was accidentally
shot in the neck and probablv fatal I v
injured this afternoon, wbile,taking his
gun across a fence.
Port Townsend, Sept. 28. The bark
riod British snip Cape York, Captain
Mitchell, arrived this morning, 64 days
from Panama While lying at the
latter port there were several cases of
yellow fever and two deaths aboard I
the ship. She cleared for this port I
without being disinfected or even fumi- j
gated. On arrival this morning she I
was ordered to Diamond point, the
Lnited States quarantine station, where
the ship and crew will be detained twe
weeks for fumigation and disinfection.
TWO FACTIONS FIGHT.
Bloody Haiti lirtween rollah Miners
Girardville, Pa., Sept'. 29. At least
nine men received fatal injuries and
possibly two score others were moie or
less seriously woumlcd in the bloody
riot here lute lust night and early this
morning. The buttle was the outcome
of a quarrel over the llazelton troubles.
Thirty-six men uro known to have been
woiindod, and about 50 more ure being
secreted by their frionds, who four that
they will be sent to jail.
Twelve of the ringleaders were
brought before Justice Klias Kissinger
and 10 before Justico H. B. Johnson.
All were charged with assault with in
tent to kill, housebreaking and rioting,
and were held in heavy bail for court.
Many warrants have been issued, but
huve not been served as yet.
Dr. Charles Schlessmu'n attended the
22 wounded, nine of whom he says will
die. Drs. William Monaghan ami
James Donohue attended 14 others, and
how muny the other physiciuns cared
for is not known. Three others have
been reported dead, but this cannot be
Several hundred Polandors board at
William Cullacubbugo's hotel, on Sec
ond street. Joseph Cavendish is pro
prietor of tho hotel at the east end of
town, where several hundred more
Polunders make their headquarters.
Bad blood has existed between them
for a long time, and the recent strike
troubles at Hnzlelon embittered them
still more. Lust night matters came to
a crisis. . Oullacubbage, it is charged,
and his followers, to the number of
several hundred, armed with guns, rev
olvers, knives, uxes and cAibs, marched
to Cavendish's hotel, where several
hundred of their enemies were cele
brating pay-day. The Cavendish men
ascertained that their foes were march
ing upon them, and, arming themselves
hurriedly, awuited their arrival. After
a demonstrative march, the Cullacub
bagcontingont arrived, and imuiedi
utly stormed tho saloon.
Then a bloody buttle ensued. The
men fought like demons, the shooting
wus fast and furious; axes, knives,
clnbs and other weuiKins were used with
deadly effect. The battle lasted almost
an hour, when the Cullacabbage men
were routed, leaving their wounded men
behind. Everything in the house wus
smashed and tho floors strewn witli
wounded men. The walls were bespat
tered with blood and shreds of human
After the rioters had returned to their
headquarters, the Cavendish gang armed
themselves to the teeth, and marched
to their enemies' rendezovus, where a
battle, still bloodier than the flrtt, re
suited. The police force and the coir
stables of the surrounding region were
called to the Bcene, but were unable to
cope with the rioting horde, who con
tinned hostilities until morning.
VERDICT NOT UNANIMOUS.
Coroner'! Jnry TIAr Regarding lilaiue
for Latimer Tragedy.
Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 29. The coro
ner's jury which investigated the death
of the strikers at Luttimer in the
deputy coroner's office, ufter an hour's
deliberation rendered the following ver
dict: That from the circumstances of the
case and the evidence offered, the said
Clement Platok, with others, came to
his death by gunshot wounds on Sep
tember 10, 1807, at the hands of Sheriff
James Martin and deputies, and in
this.we, the jury, do all agree, and we.
Phil J. Boyle, Thomas T. Thomas,
Barton Fresh and Peter MoKiernaii, of
this jury, do further say that the said
Clement Platok,- with others, was
marching peacefully and unarmed on
the public highways, and they were in
tercepted by said Sheriff Martin and
his deputies, and mercilessly shot to
death, und we do further find that the
killing wus unnecessary, and could have
been avoided without serious injury to
either persons or property, und we find,
finally, that the killing wus wanton
and unjustifiable; but in this, we, John
Mail and F. J. MoNeal, of this jury, do
not concur; and we, the jurv, do fur
ther say that there was strong suspicion
of unlawful violence at the hands of
persons unknown to this jury, as to
muke this inquest necessary."
A Severe Kxperience.
New York, Sept. 29. The four-
masted schooner Goorwin Stoddard
arrived in port today from Femandina,
Flu., and reported a severe experience
during the hurricane which prevailed
off tho Southern coast during the past
week. On September 18 Nils Svenson,
one of the crew, a Norweigan, fell from
the spanker masthead to the deck and
was instantly killed. On the 22d the
schooner Katie J. Ireland was sighted
flying a distress signal. She was sink
ing and had lost all her boats. The
Stoddard took off the crew of the Ire
land, consisting of Captain Crockett
I and seven men, and the Ireland sank
one hour and 40 minutes later. None
therc6Cl,e1 1,1811 saved any of their
London, Sept. 29 The correspon
dent of the Daily Telegraph at Vienna
says: "I learn from a reliable source
that the Vienna cabinet would imme
diately intervene in a conflict between
Spain and the United States. The
news of the ultimatum created excite
ment in political circles, and the uni
versal opinion was that such action
wonld be unjustifiable."
Telegraphere In Trouble.
Peoria, 111.. Sept. 29. Walker V.
Powell, grand chief of the Order of
Railroad Telegraphers, and H. Phelan,
grand secretary and treasurer, were to
day held in ftiOO bonds to the federal
garnd jnry on a charge of violating the
alien contract labor law, they waiving
examination. They had promised a
place in the headquarters office to a
representative of numerous Canadian
lodges, and discharged a man to make
a vacancy for him.
I NORTHWEST BREVITIES
Evidence of Steady Growth
ITEMS OP GENERAL INTEREST
Trom All th Cities and Towns (
the Thriving Slitter states
Patrick Gibson, a farmer, was killed
by a train near Oregon City.
Vale expects to be lighted by electri
city by November 15 next.
The smoke from burning forests is
again obscuring the atmosphere all
along the coast.
W. D. Huffman, of Diamond, has
just mude a sale of 70,000 pounds of
wool at 12,1!)' cents.
Malheur river farmers are putting up
their third crop of alfalfa, and have it
mostly in the stack.
The next reunion of tho soldiers and
sailors of Southern Oregon will be held
in Medford during September, 1808.
The 10th semi-annual meeting of the
Oregon State Association of Nursery
men will be held in Salem on Wednes
day, October 6.
Quail have never been known to be
so thick in the vicinity of Ashland for
muny years, and offer some good sport
for locul gunners.
Junction City has a new fire engine,
for which it recently paid $1,100. The
engine wus tested und threw a 1 'n-inch
stream 215 feet, and two 7-8-inch
streams 140 feet each.
The enrollment at the deaf-mute
school at Sulem is now 30. Of this
number, seven are new pupils. Super
intendent Kniirht expects a total of 50
or more within the next few years.
The burglar who broke into the post
office ut Echo got $40 in money and
some postage stamps. The money and
stamps have been recovered. They
were rolled up by the burglar in an old
The Umatilla countv court has cora-
mbneed legal proceedings to recover on
28 notes thut were turned over to the
county court by the receiver of the de
funot Pendleton National bank in set-
tlement of the county's claim against
About the largest yield of wheat yet
reiiorted comes from the old Daw place.
on the Long Tom. It was Defiance
wheat and was grown by Frank Bum
gurdner. Six acres made an aggregate
yield of 290 bushels, or 48 ' bushels
Klamath county farmers are busy
harvesting and threshing, and orops are
turning out better than was antici
pated. Some crops have yielded enor
mously. It is reported that Shook
Bros.' crop of outs in Alkali valley
went 760 bushels to the acre.
Five persons were seriously injured
in a collision at Eagle Point. Some
miscreant hud. picked the switch lock,
which let a special go in on tho siding,
which held a train of loaded logging
trucks. The special had been sent
with two doctors to attend P. L. Phelan,
who bad been thrown from a buggy
and was seriously injured.
J. W. Stamper, one of the pioneers of
Umatilla county, is in his 73d veur, but
notwithstanding ho raised 13,000 bush
els of wheat this year with the aid
of a boy, who worked for him three
months only. Mr. Stamper disposed of
his wheat ut 76 cents a bushel and finds
himslf in very good shape physically
as well us financially. Mr. Stumper
bus resided for 20 yeurs near Athena.
The Tacoma schools have adopted
the vertical system of writing.
The diphtheria scare in Oakdale is
over, and the two patients are both re
covering. Workmen have commenced to stretch
the telephone wire from The Dulles to
The policemen of Tacoma are circu
lating a petition asking the city council
for an increase in pay.
During August the AVhatcom cream
ery paid $489.46 for cream and mode
8,246 pounds of butter.
The drug store in Elberton, which
contains the postoffice, was burglarized,
the safe blown open, and $200 in
money and $200 in stumps taken. The
robbers left no truce. ,
Sportsmen are shooting Bob White
quail, near Walla Walla, contrary to
law, and the gun -club of Walla nulla
will try to put a stop to the unlawful
destruction of the birds.
Press day in Spokane brought over
80 editors of the Inland Empire to Spo
kane, the guests of the Fruit Fair As
sociation. The Spokane Press Club
joined in the entertaining of the visit-
ors, and showed them the city in all
Four companies of the Sixteenth in
fantry from Fort Sherman, together
with the regimental headquarters and
bund, are soou to take their annual
practice march. The march will be by
easy stuges from Fort Siiermun to Deep
creek, 15 miles west of Spokane, and re-j
turn. Passing through Spokane, the ;
troops win go into eauip ior pernaps a
day or two.
The North Pacific German mission
conference, which was in session in
Spokane, was presided over by Bishop
C. D. Foss, of Philadelphia. Tacoma
was chosen as the place for holding
next year's conference.
President S. T. Gates has made a
thorough inspection of all the mines -along
the Monte Cristo road. As a re- I
suit, another roaster will be erected
besides the two now in use and the one
bnilding, and other extensive improve
ments will be made at the Everett
O. R. & N. TRAIN HELD UP.
Engineer and Fireman Robbed-Hlgh-waynien
Portland, Or., Sept. 28. One of the
boldest attempts to hold up a train re
ported here for years occurred Sunday
evening ut 0:25 o'clock on the O. U. &
N. track just five miles beyond the
city limits. While the regular Eust
ern t'ruin, No. 2, wob leaving the city,
two masked men succeeded in stopping
the engine by some signuK and after
taking the enigneer and fireman into
the brush beside the track, robbed them
of their watches and about $16 in
money. The brakernan went forward
as soon as the train stopped, and tuking
in the situation, crawled under the
mail car and opened fire on the rob
bers, Mho got into tho brush with their
two prisoners. Then he mounted the
cub, and, amidst a volley of pistol shots,
succeeded in backing the train out of
danger. No one was injured, and noth
ing was lost except whut wus taken
from tho engineer and fireman while
their captors hud them under guard in
the brush by the track.
Conductor AlliBon was made aware
of tho trouble by the slackened speed of
the train. The brakomun was ahead
of him in going forward, and had en?
gaged in the combat with the highway
men before lie reached the upper end.
He was upproaching the scene of the
shooting, carrying his lantern, when a
shot from one of the robbers broke the
globe. Realizing thut something seri
ous was in progress, he retired hastily
to the interior of one of the coaches.
As soon us the conductor found that the
train was backed far enough to be out
of danger he had it stopped, and him
self armed, with the brakernan and
some of the passengers who could mus
ter a firearm, a hostile army wus form
ed to receive the onslaught of the high
waymen. The attack Hi not come, however,
but instead of vne "robbers there came
walking down the track the engineer
and fireman. They were received with
joy, and told their story after it becumo
apparent tbut the robbers intended no
further demonstration against the pas
sengers. When the train halted, the engineer
and fireman were covered by tho revolv
ers of the highwaymen and ordored to
got out of the cab. As the two had the
drop on the engineer and fireman, they
thought there was no other alternative,
and obeyed. As soon as they reached
the ground they were ordered in front
of the engine a short distance from
where it stood. Following the mandate
of the robbers, they walked in the direc
tion indicated until ordored to stop.
Both were searched for valuables. From
the engineer a gold watch and chain
were secured, and about $7 in money.
The fireman was also relieved of $3.
This accomplished, the two prisoners
were permitted to return down the
track to where the brakernan had run
the train, while the robbers took their
departure in another direction.
The two highwaymen who held nr
the O. II. & N. train were arrested
within 15 hours of the hold-up, and are
securely lodged in the city jail. The
bungling clumsiness with which they
conducted the robbery characterized
their movements from the time they
laid their first plans.
They were arrested in a lodging house
on Seventh and Oak etreets.whero they
took up their quarters on arriving in
the oity, and whence thev returned
after their crime. They give the pre
sumably fictitious names of George
Jackson and Charles Williams. No
lives were lost in the capture, nor was
any time wasted. The men when ar
rested gave every evidence of being des
perate characters, but before use could
be made of their numerous weapons,
the two were covered with revolvers,
precluding any attempt ut resistance.
Jackson and Williams, the former
being about 50 years of age and the
latter not more than 82, came to this
city Wednesday, on the California
steamer, stopping the first night in a
hotel, and the next day taking a room
in the lodging house at 83 Soventh,
street. In their room, when captured.
were found two fine double-barreled
shot-guns, bearing evidence of having;
been recently fired, and two large re
volvers. Some time prior to Saturday
night the housemaid, in cleaning their
room, observed a fair-sized packet,
marked "Handle with care." Satur
day night this disappeared from their
room, and found near where the train
was held up, containing 15 sticks of a
heavy high explosive, designated as
Hercules, No. 1, powder.
The two men also went to a livery-
stable Sunday, took a horse and single
biggy at about 5 o'clock, and did not
return it until 11 o'clock, that night.
In this buggy was found next morning
a purse that Engineer C II. Evans
identified as being the one taken from
him by the highwaymen at the time of.
the hold-up. In the purse was a $3
gold piece, which it also contained at
the time of its departure from Mr.
Evans, but he is unable to identify the
piece of money as the one he possessed.
The story of their capture is brief,
yet reveals careful and efficient work
by the officers, and a determined effort
on the part of the O. R. & N. offioials
to bring the desperadoes to justice.
The great Mohammedan school at
Cairo, El Azliar, meaning the "Splen-
did," has clear records dating as far
back as 975.
Fatal Runaway Accident.
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 28. F.
Valentine, a well-to-do lawyer,
Brooklyn, was instantly killed in a
runaway accident in the town of Pom
fort today. Henry L. Burt, a promin
ent druggist of Putnam, who was with
him, was probably fatally hurt The
wives of both men were severely
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