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Vol. XV No 18.
COBVALMS, OREGON, JUNE 18, 1902.
B. F. IRVINE
Editor and Pro
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ACROSS THE COLUMBIA
CONVICTS NOW.. BEACH WASH
INGTON. Drive From Near New Era Steal
Team and Wagon to Expedite .
- Escape Rifles Intimidate ,;
Vancouver, Wash., June 15.
Adding the theft of another team-to
their already long list "of crimes,
Tracy and Merrill, the -desperate
outlaws, between . Friday evening
and tonight made their way through
Clackamas county,- across Multno
mah from the Clackamas ' line to a
point opposite Fisher's landing,
crossed the Columbia, and: now,
just a week from the time of their
escape from the penitentiary at Sa
lernare in -the neighborhood of
Fourth, Plain, Washing
ington county, with anotner posse
on . theirtrack, another sheriff "in
charge of it, and : three detectives
from Portland as reinforcements.
As it was in the beginning, it is
now? they will either be captured
or killed, or make . their escape.
Merrill is now on ground with which
he is thoroughly familiar, having
been born in Clark county and
brought up in Cowlitz, and is thus
belter situated than while in Ore
gon. The country is much . the
same, formed of low-lying hills," cut
by. ravines, and overgrown with
underbrush and scrub - firs which
afford the best kind of - cover. As
the men are armed with-. 30-50 ri
fles and have ah abundance of am
munition, it doss not seem ' likely
that the desire to capture them will
burn any ""more fiercely in the
breaet3 of their new set of pursuers
than it did in those of the posse
that laid down its ' arms and gave
up the fight at Barlow Friday after
noon. ; - -'-'-5-'
i From all the circumstances in the
case it seems that Tracy and -Merrill
have been going pretty' much
their own gait,! irrespective of. those
who come- after them. . Supplied
with bacon at Graces' ranch Thurs
day, they were able to proceed with
out the necessity of revealing their
whereabouts, and there was plenty
of cover in the brush between
Graves' and the Willamette, for
which it is now clear they were
heading. About .midnight Satur
day two horses were taken from4he
barn of W. Randall,- a mile and a
half east of New Era and five miles
above Oregon City, hitched to" a
wagon and driven away. There is
no proof that Tracy - and Merrill
stole them, and the authorities are
not likely "to ' accumulate " anyj rf or
the convicts have several things to
answer for which are more " serious
than horse .stealing. Randall traced
the team to mount - Pleasant,, just
south of Oregon; City, lost the track
and found it again, below the city,
through which the outlaws had ev
idently : driven without worrying
much about pursuer e. The track
led across the unguarded Clacka
mas bridge at Gladstone, where it
turned off on the road to Portland.
Randall returned to Oregon City for
Sheriff Cooke, who telegraphed : to
Salem for : the bloodhounds and
started for Portland forthwith.
That was clue No. 1. The Eecond
was not delayed. ; "
George Sunderland and Walter
Burlingame were enjoying a quiet
boat ride on the placid waters of
Columbia Slough about 12:30 o'
clock this afternoon when two : gen
tlemen appeared . upon - the bank,
pointed rifles an them" and" asked
them to come ashore. - ..They had
been on the slough - about long e
nough, so they complied, and so
grateful were they to . their new
found fiiends for asking: them a
shcre that -when the latter; called
for food it was cheerfully given. ;
" The men with guns - ate, and.- re
quested Burlingame and Sunder
land to row them across the river,
It was impossible to get from" the
Slough to the river in the "boat, so
the new : arrivals suggested that a
nother boat be found on the river
shore, and that Burlingame and
Sanderland should find; it, mean
while, carrying about 30 pounde of
amcxumtion whie-jthe visitors- had
w'iIj them in er.Ls. The -sugges-titKi
seemed reatonable, and was a
dop ted without arg umen t. WJW.
Padduck. a young man of the Sun-detland-Burlingame
party, was in
vited along. by tte footpads, and ac
cepts"! the invitation. - . "
t? how :
L'a. Is. -.'awn t
upon the young men who their new
acquaintances were and their sus
picions were co'vifirmed by the con
versation of -the men, who began to
ask what , had happened since the
escape from the penitentiary. , Tra
cy, sitting in one end of the boat
and holding his rifiaon his lap, was
uncommunicative, but . Merrill ,
perched in the other, and also ready
to use his gun if it should be neces
sary, began to talk, and let drop
several interesting bits of history.
lie said among other things that
when they lay in the wheat field
near Gervais, they saw Sheriff Dur
bih drive up, and he (Merrill) drew
a bead on him and was about to fire
when Tracy discouraged him, argu
ing that such a course would pre
cipitate a battle; and: that a fight
with the pSsse right then would
prove, disastrous. He also said he
felt sure Farrell and -; Jones had
been killed, but had been uncertain
as to" the fate of Tiffany, the guard
they shot putside6f the walle. They
had all the money they needed, he
said. Tracy then began to join in
the conversation , ; and : said : . "I
wasn't the least bit afraid of them
bloodhounds. We fooled them.
We didn't intend . to kill those
guards. I told Jones -not to move,
but he began to make Bignals after
he had his bands up. Those guards
were fools to allow us up that- lad
der and .ekin over the wall (at the
"penitentiary.) .We've got about
all tne money - we need, ana
plenty of ammunition." Tracy and
Merrill then spoke in an undertone
and argued about the direction they
ought to take after . reaching the;
shore. Tracy favored the i North
Yakima country, but his companion
seemed dubious, . :- , V
: Facing the to wer of the boat,
Merrill said: "Wa're not bad men,
but we intend to get away, ' and . if
anybody stops us they are sure to
get hurt. - With" us, ; it'a a "case-"dt
burn at the stake or get shot." On
landing at the Lieser place, Merrill
ask Sunderland for his pocket book,
It was produced and examined, and
then Merrill said:" "You have a $5
gold piece there I see. but I won't
take it. ' I'll just" take $2".v But I
ain't a bad sort of fellow, and to.
show what I mem, Til "give vou
this Elk3' badge that I got off a "fel
low the other day (Dr. White).'
Sunderland accepted the badge. On
leaving, . Merrill and Tracy shook
hand3 with their three ferrymen
and promised when they made a
raise, they would send them $50 for
their trouble. -':
Sitting on ' a fence, a -little- way
back "from ther shore the convicts
watched the boatmen row out into
the; river-for some distance," and
then turning' into' a field crossed it
and had dinner at a nearby ranch.
They then disappeared: in an orch
..THE ALAKM IS SPKEAD. ,
The ' men in . the boat rowed
straight; across the river," for they
had heard that the rifles behind
them carried a half mile. : Onae . a
shorej however, they hurried to the
ferry landing opposite" Vancouver
and reached Vancouver in ; quick
time. W. W. Paddock," after con
sultation withSunderland, hastened
to the police station in the city and
told Chief of Police McLaucblan of
his queer adventure with the -outlaws.
Paddock found? the ; detec
tives arming for the fray, ; and "in
conversation with au Oregonian re
porter saidr - "
-" "I don't think that either "Tracy
or Merrill is'wounded; Tracy had
on a pair of Jblue overalls and a
The telephone wires had been
kept busy, and Sheriff Marsh, . of
Clark county, Wash . ,-: and Consta
ble Tomlinson began to get their
shooting-irons in order. 7 In this
city Detective. Joseph day, , Kerri
gan and Snow were ordered on the
case, and before they left were join
ed by Sheriff Cooke, of . Clackamas
county, and Deputy Sheriff George
McMillan, of Multnomah, and Fire
man R. B. Castle and Emil Glutsch,
both of Portland. Each - man.car
ried a repeating riSe.v .The party
took trolley cars and ferry boat- to
Vancouver, where they were met
by the chief of police of . that town
and a big crowd, , who were impa
tiently waiting developments.
After"a rapid consultation be
twen the two sheriffs and the de
tectives it was determined to head
off the cohvicls in their northward
journey from: Leisers ; place -near
Ellsworth." To do this it became
necessary to make a detour of about
ssven miles. ; " - ' . . . .-- - -
fi: "Head the convicts' off. Stay in
front of tJi.hx Meet 5 them as they
come ou, ws the Z'tt of tr-i- c!e-
Con'.'.-J on i.cg j 4 . -c,;
THE FUGITIVE IS FOUND
OFFICERS CAPTURE PAUL UNDER-
WOOD NEAB "' SOUTH: BEXD.
Says His Wife Knew About Doing
; Away of Infant She Has Made ;
-jl StroogDenial Within Ten '
Feet of Men Hunting ; .
Him Several Times. 4
South Bend, Wash., Juno 14 --Panl
Uuderwood2 accused of the murder of his
three-weeks-old baby," was captured ,a
bout 6:32 Vclock this morning near here.
From-the "start : the officers have; been
trailing him, Deputy Sheriff Markham,
of this county, W S Kindred and,G L
Houk, all experienced woodsmen, keep
ing the trail; while tne others, sought to
head the fugitive off by beating the woods
ahead. . As usual they started out at day
break this morning, and at the hour stat
ed Sheriff Cudihee saw Underwood come
down a hill, aud the latter, evidently .spy
ing the officer, dropped into the tail grass
on the tide land at the bottom of the hill,
but gave himself up promptly when Cudi
hee came up to bitn. : He was apparently
making his way to Cedar. River, and had i
about half of his supply of provisions left
when captured. ' He was placed in the
custody of Sheriff Roney, of this county,
in whose charge he was brought to this
city. : He waa taken to a barber . shop for
a shave and then- tothe jail. - His first
wish was for a glass of ; beer, which ; was
not Ratified. He was not fully" satisfied
with his quarters, and sent word to Sher--iff
Cudihee that he - would like cleaner
- Underwood talked quite frgely when
assured that ho would be treated fairly.
He said.- "--."
' "My baby wf s ruptured and was dead
when' I threw it in the water. ; This is
the honest God's truth. -I had to take
most of the care of the baby from" the
start, for I . loved my baby, I confess,
more than I did my "wife,- She did not
seem to have so much love, for it, as aha
thought ii would disgrace her. - It slept
on my arm at night, and I had to wash
and take care of it.. It then took sick. I
got some- catnip tea,. which did " not
seem to do it much good.: It would nurse
all the milk my wife bad, and I would
feed it more out of a cup, "and then it
would throw" it all up. Mrs. Hetzler told
me it might have the spring fever, and if
it had it could not live. tFriday hight,
before we left, it was the" most ill. My
wife'wanted me to get rid of if. I told
her we would sell every thing and move
to Aberdeen, where my mother would be
glad to care for it.- Her parents . did not
know then that she had a babyu but my
mother did, and she told me to " bring it
home." ;- ' -. - ; . "''':
. Underwood fairly raged when informed
that liis wife was reported to have ex
pressed ignorance of how the child waa
made away with, and had laid the blame
-" "She knows that is a' lie," he said,
"Why don't she tell the truth and be done
with it. She wanted me to get rid of the
baby, and I refused to do it. ' She said
she did not want any babies and I told
her that it was ho use for us to live, to
gether then. ' Why, she held one side . of
the sack when we dropped the baby into
it with the rock, and then jolted the bag.
She knew all about what I was going, to
do when I dropped the baby in the water.
If Iliad wanted to drown the baby' 1
yeould not" have gone that long distance
to do it. -1- could have done it at Ballard,
when pe were going to catch - the street
car to take the train for Aberdeen. .
" "Twae tarrying the baby. "It began to
groan and thentq cry. It had not slept
well for two sights. -1 .happened to have
along a little pottle of chloroform ' I had
bought for my wife to ,take during-her
illness; but Mrs .Hetzler said it was dang
erous to use it -unless "ja doctor : was pres
ent, and I did not use it then. The baby
needed sleep, .and I pnff a few drops on
my handkerchief and put it over the ba
by's face. : It stopped crying. ;: A"'little
while afterward it groaned and seemed to
be gasping. Then it became limber. It
stopped- breathing anil, began to grow
cold. Oh , I loved riiy baby. " Then I put
my ear down to its breast and" its- heart
had stopped beating., We put it into the
sack and threw if into the.; water . - Wo
ought to have remained and given it' a
decent burial. This is the God's truth. I
shall tell this story on &ewitneS8 stand.
It was a healthy baby, and with proper,
intelligent care.it would have lived." r ,7t
- Underwood was greatly ; agitated while
telling his Btory. Speaking o his expe
rience since he left Aberdeen v he saidTy,
t "I had no intention "of rufihig""away,
but l was notga'itg to let tbat officer Mur
phy catch rne. I had no . use for him.
He "kb LI-i.il -goih'e tronbi ,t": 1 3?erit out"
of the back door of the house as he came
in the front door. "-French': Pete put me
across the river from Aberdeen. I I
thought I would come down here until it
blew over, ; Then when I got no further
than the."Y"n the railroad track, I had
half a notion to turn back and; give my
self up,' but I wanted to leave the coun
try, anyhow.- I slept in Deming's shin
gle mill, near Ocosta.'that night. I there
traded my shoes for an old: j.air : of the
night watchman's. -What I was after
was the shoes.1 1 had on low.patent leath
er shoes and they had cut my feet. You
can see the blood on the heel of this shoe
where it soaked through, -1 bought a cap
at Westport, because any hat was not of
much account. The next day I walked
leisurely down v the beach and over to
Tob eland. They say I was armed. That
is all" nonsense. I did not - even haye a
knife when I left home, and-1 left there
a Smith & Wesson revolver. As luck
would have it,-1 picked ug an " Italian's
knife on" the railroad track while walking
to Ocosta which a section hand had drop
ped or I would not have had" anytbiog to
cut shavings with. I waited around Toke
land,'expecting to see tny . father. But
when I saw the Ocosta eonstable I took to
the woods. -1 thought-I would ' stay in
hiding until the thing had blown over,
and then go to work oystering for Mr
Stewart at Tokeland, who had offered me
a job. That same, dy I saw two" men
men with rifles hunting me, and if they
1 had much sense they couid have trailed
me, as I had to jump ' back- out Of their
sight, aud I was close enough io them
to hear , what " they said, though
they talked in a whisper. An Indian was
showing them my tracks. -1 never went
far back into the woods. I was afraid to.
Twice I got lost;. Several times I was with
in ten feet of the" men - bunting me I
would haye given myself up long ago, but
I did not know the men, and" I was a
fraid they would 'plug' me the "moment
they saw me.: If I had seen Joe Graham
the city marshal of Aberdeen, or Sheriff
Cudihee, I would " have given myself up.
Cudihee is a friend f mine and would do
anything for me he could." If 1 wanted
to escape I would have taken one of the
boats on the beach nearTokeland. lama
good boatinan and am well acquainted
with the country" 2:
Underwood was searched, by; Sheriff
Roneyj but no arms were found, on. him.
when asked how he had managed to hus
band his supply of "provisions" so- well,
still having about half Of his grub with
him when" captured, he said , that he had
eaten Salmon berries as he walked along
and had very little appetite, anyhow. -;
yWaterbury, Conn.J June 8. John
L. Sullivan's realism on the stag6
is responsible for the wreck of his
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" Company in
this city. Sullivan af. Simon Ia
gree, used his blacksnake whip in
such a vivid manner that the negro
actors under him rebelled. Sulli
van say3 these; colored men have
j-no sense of true art in acting.- '
"The nearer yau get to- the real
thing in acting the more of an artist
j-you are," and be lashed the: mock
slaves on the etage till their backs
were -patchwork. : '7
' "Massa John, you'ee too pew'ful,"
said -: Uncle -Tom in a rebellious
stage whisper at the last perform
ance, after Sullivan had lashed his
back with more than usual vigor.
The gallery gods yelled in delight,
and -John L, leshed ' some more.
The result , , was a -T strike, a
wrecked company, and a miscellan
eous collection of stage settings load
ed for shipment to New York. :The
freight was sot paid and" the rail
road company dumped the scenery
and trunks on the track and . left
them there. ; , .
" The negroes carried , off all they
could, including souvenirs- of some
of John L.'s greatest battles -end a
$75 dress belonging to Topsy, and
pawned them about the town. De
tectives were called to the pugilist's
-aid," and rounded up Uncle lorn,
William Fairfax, William Camrel
and George Harris," who are now
locked up in this city, Sullivan
will be asked to come to Waterbuiy
to testify against -them," and Down
ings, the proprietor of " the show,
will be asked to pay.; railroad fare
for twenty stranded negroes who are
not wanted in Waterbury, v-.-
iVU How to Avoid Trouble.
Now is the time to provide your
self and family with a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera- and
Diarrhoea Remedy. .It " is almost
certain to'be-ped before the sum
mer,is over, a vd - if ' procured- now
may save yovs--'i-'r!;rt'; town in the
night or in yna-- litest season It
ie everywhere admitted ; to be ; the
most successful aJedicihe in Use for
bowel complaints, both for children
and ad.ultsr; ,No family fcr.Ti- efford
to be wi'liout i,.-.; For sal i by Cip.
ham & Vell. - - -":'v;;:-
BARRICADED IN HIS HOUSE HEf
DEFIES THE AUTHORITY.
Armed With a Revolver, Held - 3dL
: Police at Bay A Bloody Fight
In a West Virginia Politic-
, al Convention Other '.
:: l;::-: News. : --"';"..; ::;' :
Philadelphia, June 13. All dajr
yesterday and until 1 o'clock: thir
morning, George Sherman, a crazy .
Infegro, barricaded himself in hia
pome, ana, armea wnn a. revolver
and a shotgun, held 30 police , at
bay. After he had fired nearly 10(J
bullets, the police, aided by an er
qual number df citizens, broke into .
the room and captured the maniac
. Port de France, June. 13. Yes,
terday was the day set down in tha
minds cf the natives for the - total
destruction of Martinique. 'J There .
was great anxiety, and -. thousands
of eyes were turned ' towards Pelee,
expecting a fatal blast. -There waa
no disturbance and this morning
the excitement calmed down.; Mer- 1
chants who fled are returning and "
reopening their stores. r . . -
Welch, W. Va". , June 7. Bulletin .
cluba and knives figured extensive
ly in a republican senatorial con- :
vention held here today. Col. J. M.
Fuller ts lying critically injured at
a hotel, and a dozen other persona
have injuries of a less serious nature.""-
-'- -"" .' ;. ;'-'
Col. J. L. Caldwell is a candid
date for United States senator and
N. B. Scott is seeking , re-election.
Each wished to secure a candidate
for the state senate favorable to hia,
candidacy. The convention soon
split and two chairmen" mounted
the same stand and began . holding
separate conventions. It was not -'
long until a general fight broke out.
Col . Fuller, chairman 01 - the -Caldwell
force3, was knocked in tha
head , with . a.-." revolver .and ; waa
knecked unconscious.- His skull ia
believed to be fractured. Fighting -
was then fast'and furious. ' Several
pistol shots rang.out. In a rush for
the door many visitors were tram
pled: under foot. .The. Caldwell
forces were finally forced to the rear
of the room, but they remained un
til they named Col. Bob Cane, ox
Wyoming, for etale senate. - Tha
Scott followers named B. Randolph
Bias, of Mingo. -" . a .-: -"
Seattle, June 8. After almost in
credible perils and hardships, L. L.
Bales the tamous Alaskajguide, ar
rived here last night from Nome.
He states that Frank Grimm and
Leads Mason, while trapping on
the Engatolik this winter, found a
cabin with nothing in it except half
a blanket. Close by they found the
body of a man; a quarter of a mile
distant they came across tne Doaies
of two other men. All had been
i Indianapolis, June 12. The ar
rest of Tyler Crothers " at Nobles
ville develops the fact that Lucius
Strduu, a wealthy farmer of Hamil
ton county, was buncoed out of $31,
000 A few days ago. It appears that
Crothers entered a running race, on
which Stout won a few dollars, and
the two agreed to make a fake race
with a man from Springfield, 111.
Crothers said if - Stout would bet
his money on the Springfield man
he would allow the letter", to win
the , race, and Stout the ; money.
Stout secured $31,ooo by mortgag
ing his farm. The race was start
ed all right, but Crothers won ii.
Stout charges that he was the vio
tim of aa conspirey, -: - c
Topeka, June 7. The validity of
the. Farrelly - Anti-Trust- law . was
upheld today in a decision ; by the
state supreme court, in -tha case of
E. J. Smiley, secretary f the. Kan
sas Grain Dealers,. Association.
Smiley was arrested for violating
the law, was convicted,: fined $000
and given a jail sentence. . -
: Filthy Temples in India.";; "
r Sacred 'cows ; often'" defile: Indian
temples, ..but worse; yet is a- body
tht'a polluted:-by. constipation. :
Don't permit it. ' Cleanss your sys-:
tenvwitKDfKlag's New Lif Pills - ,
and avoid uiitald misery. They ;.
give" lively liters, 'active - bowels, .
gQ!id digpstt(tT ftnei' ppettt?, , Only ..
25-crXi. ferajas AworthsasV dreg
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