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Vol. XVII. No. 17.
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Because She Rejected His Love by
Her Father's Wish Captured ,
by Postmaster Alcorn at " .'
. Linnton---Flees on a v
Bicycle, j-" '
Portland, Jane 15. Portland Or
egonian : Driven to desperation by
the thought that he coal d never
possess the object of his affections,
Frank Guglielmo, a handsome
young Italian ealoon keeper of 22
years, Shot to death pretty 16-year-
old Freda Gurascia, about 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, -while she was
ousied about the humble little
home of her parents, at 324 Harri
son street. After committing" the
crime, the murderer immediately
fled to his ' ealoon, , at First and
Market streets, where he grabbed
what money he had, and, jumping
on a bicycle, rode to Lion ton,
where he was captured by Postmas
ter J. Z. Alcorn, soon after his ar
rival, and while attempting to a
void apprehension by fleeing into
the mountains. ;
Police headquarters was notified
of the murder a few -jninutes after'
its occurrence by Police Officer
P. Fones, who j was ? passing i near
the scene of the shooting on a South
Portland car, ' and, telegraph and
telephone messages were sent to all
the surrounding .towns, with the re
sult that a reply was- soon received
from Linn ton to the effect that the
murderer had been seen at that
place.- Detectives Vaughn, Hart'
man and Weiner were soon speed
ing to Lianton in a big automobile
touring car, and, although the nine-,
mile run mas made in the remark
able time of . fifteen minutes, the
murderer, was. arrested, by Mr. Al
corn before the detectives arrived,
and 55 minutes alter the . party of
officers left Portland they were back
at the police station with the pris
oner. He was safely locked up and
put under the careful surveillance
of a watchman.
Guglielmo is the only witness of
his terrible deed. When the police
officer and several neighbors rushed
into the house shortly after the
shooting, the murdered girl was ly
ing on the kitchen floor, gasping
fox breath, an ugly ballet hole in
the back part of her head, and the
blood freely flowing from her breast,
where she had ; been shot through
the heart, telling only too plainly
that she was beyond all hope of as
sistance. As the horror-struck
neighbors rushed to the side of the
prostrate form of the girl, she look
ed pitifully uprat them, and moved
her lips as though she wished to
speak, but to do this she was pow
erless, and died a few seconds later.
According to the story of several
children playing about the house,
the two fatal shots , were fired al
most immediately after Guglielmo
entered the house. Concetta Gua-
raecia, the little 10-year-old Cousin
of the murdered girl, was standing
on the kitchen porch when Gugliel
mo mounted the steps. She savs
that Guglielmo stepped up to her
and a9ked who was in the house,
and that she answered:- "Only my
big cousin, Freda.'' ; '
" "Ran out in the yard and play,"
the child eays was Guglielmo'e only
response as he stepped into the
kitchen, v '. .
X be next instant, Concetta says,
she heard two shots fired in quick
succession, immediately after which
Guglielmo rushed out of the house
and ran down Harrison street. Po
lice Officer Fones also saw the mur
derer as he fled down the street,
but knowing nothing of the murder
at that time, paid no attention to
him. 1 ' '
"At 5:45 o'clock while "Mr. Al
corn was drawing a bucket of waler
at the spring behind bis house, at
Linnlon, he Saw Guglielmo come
scorching down the road to Linn
ton on his' bicycle. When he re
turned to the house, Mrs. Alcorn
told him lhat the police had tele
phoned her that Guglielmo was
wanted for murder, and to look out
for bin.
Why! He just rode into town
on a bicycle and went into Refra
no's ealocn," answered the surpris
ed postmaster, and the news was
immediately telephoned to Captain
John T. Moore, at the Portland po
lice s-tation.;--,.
We don't know just how to go
about it," said Mrs. Alcorn. ''There
is no one here who will try to ar
rest him except my.hubband.. How
will we get him?" . . . .
- "Take him dead or alive,'V; re
plied Captain, Moore. "Order him
to surrender and, if be .offers to - re
siBtrshoot him. a He is wanted for
murder and don't let him get away."
- Mr: Alcorn, armed with a 32 cal
ibre Smith & Wesson, revolver, im
mediately started to arrest the mur
derer and, knowing that Guglielmo
owned a ranch back in - tha hills
from Linnton and . would probably
soon strike out in that direction,
mounted a little hill overlooking
the town and the surrounding hills..
"Guglielmo left, the saloon
company with another, man and
struck off into the brush soon after
I reached the top of the hill," said
Mr. Alcorn, "and I ran up the bid
smelter track and through the brush
to head him off.. - He saw me and
ran further back into the brush. I
shouted to him to come out or I
would kill him, but ha made no re
ply. I Blipped quietly, along and
doubled back on. my track through
the brush and suddenly came upon
him, much to the surprise of both
of ue. He was only a few feet away
and I threw my gun on. him , and
oriedtJ;ii . , .
?You might as well give up. You
can't get away and, if you, move,
X'll kill youJ . He stepped toward
me and pulled bis gun from his
pocket, but we were so close togeth
er that I instantly had my gun in
his face, and with my left ' hand . I
seized the hand in which he held
the gun and be made no further
fight. -
"At the muzzle of my revolver I
marched him bank to the postoffice,
where with my .revolver in my
hand I sat and guarded him in
tront of the building until the offi
cers arrived , lrom Portland and
took him back to the city.
"I asked him how he got into
the trouble, but he made no reply.
He would not speak to me, but to
another Italian he talked a little in
his native tongue; - He appeared
nervous, especially when he asked
if the girl was dead and was told
that she was. He asked , for a drink
of water and I had it brought to
him. In response to my offer to
give him his supper, he said he was
not hungry and lit a .cigar and as
sumed a composed appearance as
though nothing unusual had hap
pened. When the officers arrived he gave
some instructions about expressing
his bicycle back to Portland in a
cool-headed manner . and climbed
into the automobile between the de
tectives, and puffing at another ci
gar, was soon out of sight on - his
way to Portland. - . -
"He kill my daughter because I
not let him come to my house," said
Guiseppino Guarascia, the girl's
father. "I go into' his saloon one
day,' ' he continued in T -his .broken
ifinglisn, "and say to him to no
come to my house, I say my little
girl only 16 years. She too young
to have husband. You . get other
lady.' He say, 'All right, I no take,'
I know he no good man and I no
want my girl to talk to him, and
the old man gulped back a lump in
his throat and brushed the tears out
of his eyes. -
Chicago, June 15 Admiral To
go's squsdron captured, a number
of rice-laden Chinese jdnks which
were attempting to run - the block
ade into Port Arthur last night.
They were confiscated - and prize
crews placed aboard to take them
to Sasebo. ' - -; V-r '
St. Petersburg, June 14. Em
peror Nicholas has received the fol
lowing dispatch- from Kuropatkin,
dated June 13:
"This morning the advance of
two Japanese divisions was discov
ered northward from Pulantien.
The advancing forces -at 2 p. m.
were observed to extend irom the
village of Vandchou along the val
ley of the Tasea, one division ad
vancing by the Tasea Valley. The
enemy halted at 4:30 p. m., occu
pying the villages of Taotsiatung,
Changtsialung and Luitsiatungand
the heights southward of Vand
chou. - r -
"I have not received detailed in
formation of our losses today, but
Lieutenant Tcherephkin and several
soldiers were wounded. According
to our intelligence no advance from
the Japanese from Siuyen toward
Taling Pass was observed today.
Caught from an Overturned Pot of
Grease Women and Children"
. Are Trampled Under Foot -While
Others Leap to ; .
y Escape Heat Oth- ; -
erNews. '
- One of the most appalling disas
ters in the history of New York,
in its episodes, and deeply pathetic
in the tender age of most of its vic
tims, took place today in the EaBt
River, at the entrance to Long Isl
and Sound within a short distance
of the New York shore, and within
sight of thousands of persons, the
majority of whom were powerless
to minimize the extsat.of the catas
trophe. . ' :
"'By. the burning to the water's
edge of the Slocum, a'three-decked
excursion steamer, more than 600
persons, the majority of whom were
women and children, were burned
to death ' or drowned by jumping
overboard or by beingthrown into
the whirlpools by the-lurching of
the vessel and the frantic rush of
the panic-stricken passengers. Four
hundred and'; eighty-five bodies
have been recovered, and are "now
being tagged at the morgues of
Ballevue Hospital and Harlem." ;
JJivers were sun busy at a late
hour, taking bodies from the hold
of , the vessel, which : they ' say, is
choked with the remains of human
bodies, while the bodies of scores
who leaped, or were thrown, into
the river, have not been recovered.
It is variously estimated that theie
were between 1500 and 2500 per
sons on board the General Slocum,
when she left the pier at Third
street. ".- :
; The fire is eaid to ' have " broken
out in a lunch-room on tha forward
deck, through the overturning of a
pot of grease. :'- The wind was high,
an.d all efforts to subdue the fire
weretutile. i
The life preservers were too se4
curely fastened to their holdings to
be available, and stories are told of
frantic efforts made to cut them
loose, but even if ' they could " have
been torn down they were too high
up for the children to reach. It is
also alleged that ho attempt was
made to get out the fire apparatus
at the first cry of "fire," though
Captain yanshaick says he imme
diately rang the bells for getting
out the apparatus.' According to
several statements, ho attempt was
made to lower boats or life-rafts,
North Brothers Island, where
the vessel was beached, contains a
scarlet fever ward. The patients
who witnessed the disaster were
Ordered in doors, and the - doctors
hastened to the rescue of those who
had been washed ashore, but some
scores of persons died while they
were being attended to.
Captain Vaosbaick and his two
pilots, Edward Van wart and Ed
ward M. Weaver, have been arrest
ed. The General Slocum left Third
street; East River, at 9:30 o'clock
this morning, having on board the
Sunday school excursion of St.
Mark's German Lutheran Church,
located on Sixth street.' Her des
tination was Locus Grove, one of
the many resorts on Long Island
sound. .
The excursion was in charge of
Rev7 George C. Haas, pastor of the
church.. Captain William Van
schaick, the-commander of the boat,
was one of the best excursion-boat
captains in New York harbor. He
has commanded the General Slocum
for almost the entire time since she
was built in 1891. .
The steamer after leaving her
dock, proceeded up the East River,
all three of her decks being crowd
ed with merry-makers. Bands
played, and the great side-wheeler
was decorated with flags from
stem to stern.
The steamer's whistle was blow
ing for assistance and tugs and oth
nearby craft answered to the call.
Before any ot the boats could reach
the burning steamer, the frantic
women and children began to jump'
overboard. As the fire increased,
the struggle to gain a point nf van
tage at the stern became frightful.
Women and children crowded a
gainBt the aft rail until it gave way
and hundreds were pushed off into
the river. Alter this there was a
steady stream of persons who jump
ed or were thrown into the water.
London, June , 16. The Tokio
correspondent of the London Daily
Chronicle cables that the Japanese '
have defeated a force of 8000 Rus
sians near Fouchon, 70 miles uorth'
of Port Arthur. The Russians are'
declared to have 1000 killed and
wounded, and fled toward Tashi
chias and Kaiping, retreating in
great disorder and leaving all their
guns on the field. ' . -
The Daily Chronicle's correspond
ent at Tokio cables the eame news,''
adding that the Russians, to ' tha:
number of 7000 men, are now in
flight.;. , .X;--;;
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Tangier, June 15. French occu
pation is the only remedy for the
serious internal condition of Moroo
CO. A revolution is f.--n;Ueal!y cer
tain within a coup)-" of months,'
and it will be euppoit by the en
tire educated class. The Sultan's
authority is virtually con-existent,
and until the country is occupied, .
Europeans are on the edge of a' vol
cano. . Should France avoid her re
sponsibility, America or Great Brit
ain "may be forced into energetic ac
tion, thus creating a situation sim-
ilar to that existing in Egypt. V -
New London, Conn., June 9. '
The "Lilly and the Ross" were
married in reality today by Justice
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"We want to set married,", hum
med Mr. Rose, blithelj , as he and,
Mies Lily Blossom walked into the
justice's office. The bride? Oh,', her
name now is Luv Blossom, . and
mine? Well, I'm Jack Rose.V
"How truly fitting, and in the
merry month of Jane," murmured
Justice Lord. "And where does
the bride come from?"'
"From Kansas.- New Rapide.
Kan., sir," she said. ;
''From Kansas, and with such a
pretty name," whispered the justice
almost inaudibly to himself.
"Sir," Miss Lily Blossom said,
we came to be married, not to dis
cuss geography. I'm thirty, a spin
ster by occupation, she added, "for
I understand your law-requires all
this information."
"And, I I'm a business' man of
St. Paul," said Jack Rose proudly;
'"lis really the wedding of the
lilly and the rose,' . about which
we have heard so much in song,"
quoth the justice deftly" tying the
knot which transfomed the lily in
to a rose. .
" 'Tis a great pity the sun should
not shine upon suoh a union of the
flowers," gallantly said -Justice
Lord, crumpling a handful of new
bills and stuffing them in his pock
"We're satisfied to have our cer
emony pertormed by you, Mr.
Lord, declared Mr. Rose; "the sun'
will come later."
Together the two roses left for
New York, going thence to St. '
Paul. '" '
Chefoo, June 8. Chinese arriv
ing from Port Arthur say large ves
sels cannot pass in or out of the har
bor. The Russian torpedo boats
leave the harbor occasionally for
half an hour, but the larger ships
cannot get through the entrance.
Three hundred and fifty mines have
been laid in the roadstead.
The Japanese fleet is bombarding
Port Arthur daily from a consider
able distance off shore, fearing to
come cloBe, because of the Russian
mines. Only five of the nine largest
Russian ships at Port Arthur are
capable of going to sea, and steam
is kept up only on three of the five
sound vessels. AH the guts from
the damaged ships have , been re
moved to the forts and th? bailors
from these ships have f one to the
front with the troops, the Russian
warships, which . formerly were
painted black, are now painted
gray, as are the vessels of the Jap
anese fleet. ;
Tokio, June ; 9. Admiral Togo
reports that on Tuesday night,
Jane 7, he Bent eight small torpedo
boats from the battle ships of his
squadron to make a reconnoisance
of Port Arthur harbor. The boats
went far inside -the heads and were
exposed to the Russian fire. One
sailor and one petty officer were
killed in the. operation, but the
boats eecaped undamaged.