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tectiyes? counsel," and it prevailed
Detective Day and SherifTMarsh
got into a. buggy r by themselves,
and - t he remainder - of the.- party
drove off in a large carryall, pulled
by two black- horses. - The. ride was
an exceedingly dusty one, and for
the farst two miles every buggy
passing was halted to know if their
occupants had any tidings of Tracy
or Merrill, but none of them had
met the convicts on the road. Dri
ver Herbert Leiser whipped up the
horses :. again, and just ; as, some
thickly wooded timber rose in view
there was a enap and. part of the
harness-broke, and after mending
it witn rope the pps:e r started a-
gaiu, ' : ' . " -; J . -
"rVancouyerv; June 16. That the
posse led by Sheriffs Cooke, " of
Clackamas, and Marsh, of Clark,
have surrounded Tracy and Merrill
in the Fourth" plain country back
of Vancouver, is the news brought
here at 2 clock yesterday after
noon. The two ' sheriffs think -that
they have their forces so r disposed
that the two outlaws cannot escapa
this time, and the closing-in- pro
cess has already begun. .-.;:.'; :-y
r: Tracy Iind Merrill appeared i at
the cabin of a rancher named Pe-'
ties, about four miles back of Van
couver at 6:30 this morning, boimd
and gagged the proprietor, etole his
clothes and some loose garments
which were in the cabin. Then
they went away, leaving Peties ly j
ins on the ground 1 He was found
by passersby an hour later and told
bis story. -:-.'. ;. .
After going a shott distance-, from
Peties cabioy Tracy ..and - Merrill
stopped and changed clothing for the
ones they had stolen. The discarded,
garmtnts including : their; prison
shoes, were found by members of
the posee, later in the day. Among
the garments ; fjund were several
taken from; Dr. While,, who- was
held up bythe convicts in Marion
county. This establishes positively
that the posse: is after the right
men. r:,: . ; .;.
The country in which the convicts
now are, isbrushy, and affords am
ple, opportunity for hiding.;' "- Des
pite this fact, is is now theught
their capture is "only a matter of a
few hours. . Reinforcements have
been sent for. . - - - ";
; -, MKS. JOXE3 FED THEM.
-' Mrs. Edwin Jones, who live3 a
bout a half' a mile from Liester's
Pointy reports that early yesterday
afternoon two men armed to - the
teethj called at lier house and asked
for something to eat. The men en
tered by the front ' gate and both
seemed tired and sleepy.' Both were
ragged and dirty and the taller one,
Tracywore overalls' that were bad
ly torn . Merrill stood outside and
kept, guard 'while -Tracy solicited
food. --. -- - ".: ' '. -f.
Ha told a hard-luck story, say
ing thay were unfortunate and na
tives of the state of Washington.
Mrsi Jones gave them a roll of but"
rer some flomy a knife, fork , and
spoon - and nearly - half: a loaf of
bread. Tracy asked for some bak
ing powder - for cookingbread,
which was also ;; given. Mrs. Jones
asked him to cpme in and eat, as
shewas cooking dinner at the time,
but le refused. - She was consider
ablyalarmed" at their appearance
and asked him - if they were T not
Tracy and Merrill. At first he e
vaded the question, 7 but ; at last
made a clean breast of the matter
and acknowledged that they i were
the'escaped convicts." ' - .
Her then grew communicative
and told her something about pris
onlife. '-- He said; the -penitentiary
was a hard place to live f and that
they had not tasted butter in three
years, that all convicts were fed on
was bread and lard. "
Mrs; Jones ventured the remark
that she hoped none of ber . boys
would ever reach the penitentiary,
and Tracy said amen. - Dinner was
about ready,1 and Mrs. Jones was
expecting her husband, who . was
cutting wood near by, to arrive at
any time, but he did not come un
til the desperadoes had gone.
While the conversation .was go
ing on -between Tracy and Mrs.
Jones, Merrill was talking; and jok
ing with her?" two little sons, Paul;
and Peter." He carried a sack, and
when asked? by the. children what
the sack contained , told them it
was filled with "grasshoppers. Tra-'
cy gave the woman $1. for the food
and the men -left, traveling due
north;' They then dropped into the
brush-: about 300 yaras from . the
house andate lun ch' off the - food
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: At' w."t,v"n: a - farmer, reports
that two-vet: heavily armed and
a nswfcf i- 10.. the ;-description . of
Tracy and 'Merrill, passed by his
place near St.; Johns, Clark county,
about six miles from Vancouver, at J
4 " o'clock : yesterday.: afternoon
j TLey;piiaiu'by i rn; uneovcenif!;
manner and made; iiO atteuipt to -
molest him. ' " '". :
Vancouver ia an excited city and
the names Tracy and Merrill were
on every tongue this morning. The
streets were' thronged with people
of all classes, and at the local tele
phone office; where the posse was
organized and the plan, of paoced
ure outlined, the street was almost
jammed with people. Many citizens
armed themselves during thecourse
of the day and left, for the - plains,
where the fugitives were last seen.
Quite a number of the company G
N GW men, in command of Cap
tain W. W. " Sparks, volunteered
their services and joined the armed
host. The militia was not ordered
cut on military authpjityi but. were
allowf d to go as volunteer members
of the posse.-.There was talk of se
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the United Slates aimy at the bar
racks, but this will probably not be
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Saleni, Or., June 13. The reward
for the ca pt u re dead - or ali ve, of
Tracy and Merrill; was tonight in
creased to $3,ooo or $1500 for either
man. ,ine reward or $000 tor in
formation that will lead to arrest
and conviction of the party or par-
tics who furnished the -convicts
with rifles and ammunition remains
unchanged. Charles Ferrell ; of
of Reno, Nev., brother of Frank B.
Ferrel, one of the murdered guards,
tonight offered an additional re
ward of $loa for the capture, dead
or alive, of Tracy, who is known to
have killed Ferrell.
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TRACE OF TRACT
MERRILL IS LOST.
Their Pursuers Go Home Officers
Hope Hunger Will Drive
I '' Them Out State Incrcae- v
the - Eeward.
Merrill were not
13. Tracy and
nor are they iikely to be," unles?, e'
lated by their' success , in eluding
their multitudinous pursuers they
become. too bold and present a tar
get for some reward-hunting pot
snooter. - vvnere tney are, no man
can say.-Since noon Thursday
they have gone their way unseen
and unheard, save in the imagina
tion of rumor-mongers. Their pur
suers have giverr up the . search
The militia retired earliest, and this
-afternoon,' at the end of a wild-goose
chase that led from the" rendezvous
at . Graves' ranch to Barlow, 10
miles away. . Sheriffs Durbin-and
Cooke decided that nothing more
could be accomplished by pursuing
rumors . around the country, and
drove back to their homes, Durbin
taking the bloodhounds, the rolling
batteries of eight ' Winchesters and
two vehicle loadsjbt deputies back
to Salem, while Cooke, drove into
Oregon City with a look- of deep
disgust graven on his sun-browned
There was a woman ia the case,
as was to, be expected, and her
name was dame rumor. ' She; has
been lighting the .will-oVthe-wisps
to serve as lanterns for the feet of
the ... strenuous man-chasers, ever
since the quarry .has been afield,
but only to day did any one take
her seriously. All day, straying re
ports had been reaching the head-!
quarters of the allied sheriffs and
their posse at Graves' ranch the
place where - the convicts last
put in an appeaance. . As tbey were
unofficial, however, and ; a9 reports
of the same kind have annoyed the
searchers from the beginning, no
heed was paid to them until just af
ter dinner, when Sheriffs Cooke re
ceived by a wearied courier a mes
sage that the two v murderers had
taken breakfast at a hut near Bar
low at 4 o'clock in the morning,
and that the posse must proceed im
mediate! v to tnat point it it was
desirous of taking the prisoners in
The dispatch came from a friend
of Cooke's at Oregon City," and it
looked busines-like. Furthermore,
it confined-the - rumors that " had
been drifting out to : the ranch by
every horseman, and farmer, .and it
was deemed prudent to act upon it
at once. Sheriff Durbin, who, after
a night's rest at Aurora, had rejoin
ed the searching party, with E. M.
Carson and the Walla Walla blood
hounds, had just taken the dogs in
to a creek bottom : near the ranch,
and the brutes were striving to get a
fresh scent. A man was sent to the
edge of the wood to shout : for him
to return, and he and Carson were
the next minute hurrying ; for the
ranchwhile the dogs, scenting news
n the air, ran joyously on ahead.
There was a brief conference, and
it was decided to move oik to Bar-
pw without delay. The cavalcadel
consisting of at least S lo vehicles,
was ready to: proceed in 10 minutes
and, amid the farewells of the peo-i
pie at the ranch, who, Jor the past
two , davs have . experienced the
most exciting times of their lives,
the procession drove off. : : :
There was no hesitation this time.
Along the road for miles clouds of
dust showed where buggies and car
ryalls were flying along, and in less
than an hour the telephone station
at Needy was fairly surrounded with
rigs, ' while heavily ; armed men
swarmed but and. banked thickly
around the telephone, awaiting fur
ther news. . Cooke emerged from
the telephone booth with a look of
satisfaction on his face. Two men,
he said, had come into a store at
New Era iff the morning and had
been last seen west of the ; railroad,
making for the river.
It-began to look as if a fight was
in prospect. ' The members of ;the
posse clutched their rifles firmly,
and thought how about to use them.
The bloodhounds pricked up ; their
drooping ears as far as possible and
looked interest :d- Everybody
climbed into conveyances, and the
procession was again about to move
when Durbin, who had been a little
suspicious of the; report - from the
first, suggested that part of the par-
A ty -remain ; behind until- he and
Cooke' with tne bloodhounds and
about six: mfrr; went to the front to 1
see what could i& done. Cooke was
also of the opinion that a few picked
men were better than an unorgan
ized army, and doubled the expe-
.diency of booming into Barlow with
the whole outfit, ur less there should
prove to be nel for it'. So some of
the pesse str.kl behind, iWhile the
rest w aippuu up went off down"
the road amid a cloud of dost that,
was blinding. - ". . . . " ;.
The dash was continued until ;i
within two miles bf Barlow, where
it came to arr abrupt termination. . ..
Two men on the road encountered, by ; -Durbin
and Cooke, who were lead-
ing the -van, were asked about the
rumor, and pronouced it a "fake,"
pure and simple." It bad originat
ed in a saloon, they said, and had
been set afoot by -speculation as to.'?
how two hobos, who had been seen ' :
in the neighborhood. of Barlow. and; ; ;
New Era thi3 moming, could terror- -
ize the country if they choose to.
tell people that thev were Tracv I
( and Merrill.. The posse was halted
and Durbin and Cooke proceeded
into .barlow to investigate the re
port, followed by a couple of wagon
loaas or newspaper men.; , It was as .
the men'on the road had said, a fab
rication... The people of Barlow had
been bothered all day by telephone -and
telegraph messages asking for
its verification, but knew nothing of . '
it farther than that some one had
said that the two men . with rifles
had eaten a meal inlhe cabin of :
Roy Dungan and his brother two
woodcutters. Dangan denied the
story, so did every one- else having
auinority, and . . JJurbm seeing
the uselessness of driving 10 miles
back to Gravesranch to find two men
who had been unguarded for fcur
hours and unseen for 36, ordered
the posse back to ,Salem, and he
and Cooke, parting company, went
their respective ways. ,
Both will hold themselves in
rerdlness to proceed in the direction;
of any authentic report of the where
abouts of the two outlaws, but until
such information comes, it is be -
lieved that it will be iust- as well
to wait at home, and allow the
fagged-out men and dogs to take
rest which has been denied them for "
so many days. . - ,
WHERE ABE THE CONVICTS?
Where the convicts are now no
one knows. They may be walking
calmly along some mountain road
in Eastern Clackamas county, head
ed for the mountains; they may be "
workiog their way toward Portland
with such : information as to the
country as they can obtain from Z
the people they meet, or they ; can.
be sleeping peacefully m the tang
led wilderness that covers Rock ;
Creek bottom, near Graves' ranch.
They have five pounds of bacon,
sufficient to enable thern to travel
several days without . disclosing i
their whefeabouts by applying for J
food to any more ranches, aod they
are undoubtedlv rested by this time
from the strain of the first fight a-
head of the hounds. It is more i
than likely that they will come to
Portland, for men of their charac- '
ter are unsuited to outdoor life, and
as soon as they get ready to go to
work at their trade, that of holding
people up, they will : want a"city as - ;
a field of operation r
. CONVICTS MAY GET TOO BOLD.
There is another thing, however,
to be taken into consideration,- and
that i is "the recklesne?s the men
have shown since first ;they began
to enjoy their unaccustomed liberty.
Whenever they haice been in need
of food they have walked boldly in-v
to the nearest farm house for it, and!
so free have these sorties been from .
disastrous ; consequences . that the
men have undoubtedly gained an
abnormal confidence in themselves.
This can be carried so far that the r;
factor of safety v ill snap, and it is
possible that the gentry may meet
up witn a man some nne morning
who will bear in mind that the re-.
ward reads "dead or alive," and do
a little target practicing on them, :
There are just as "bad" men in Or
egon' as Tracy ,; and : Merrill, and -some
of them are not far from
Graves' ranch," so if the bandits try
to become-too confident it is not im
probable that they will be rewarded
unexpectedly: for their misdeeds.
Both have been acting in a manner
which proves that they know, very :
little about the country, and if they
have had any accomplices to assist
them, or to start a blind trail in a- :
nother : direction, these have long
since been frightened by the size of -
the force that is looking,: lor tne .
erstwhile prisoners, and held them
selves out of range ot the scores 01
rifles that are being carried about
the country. ' --. .
MILITIA GO HOME.
Following the repart of the arriv
al of the quarry at Graves' this af
ternoon, Sheriff Durbin proceeded .
forthwith to., the spot, followed by
his posse, and a few hours is ter by, :
the-militia companies from Wood-: .
burn and Salem, whichhad vbeen at
the rear awaiting . orders. The
whole army of officers arrived at the -
ranch last night, but orders came
from them to return, and Jthe orders
were obeyed to the letter.. The Or- :
eiron Gitv - Company, which started :
out behind Sheriff Cooke last cven
ing, get as far as Molalla corperr,
where they camped for. the night.
Early this moming they-weraprd-
ered back home, and they went, r
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