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VOL. XLL NO. 12,767.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1901.
PICE FIVE CENTS.
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A "HOT-AIR" TESTIMONIAL
PORTLAND LUMBERING & MANUFACTURING CO.
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 6, 1901. W. G. McPherson, City. Dear Sir: We here
with onolose you check for the furnace. Wc have cad no cold weather yet to try
the heating capacity, "but we are satisfied from the looks of the furnace and the
substantial -work you have done In evey respect, that everything is all right 1
Kill further say you have put on all the work and material you agreed to, and a
good deal more. We are very much pleaased with the furnace. Yours truly,
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. . . . .. .. Rooms Single 76e to fl.50 per dny
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on the dollar. On sale Monday as follows:
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STOP PRACTICING LONG
ENOUGH TO THINK OF THIS
The Pianola Is an aid In playing the piano. Even Paderewski, Rosenthal, Sa'uer
and Josef Hoffman use its assistance for those selections outside of their rep
ertory. Call any time at our store and investigate this wonderful instrument. By the
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noon. Come. You are welcome.
THE AEOLIAN COMPANY
M. D. WELLS. Sole Northwest Agent, Aeolian Hall, 353-355 Washington St.
D. fc R. G. Trains on Time.
DENVER, Nov. 1L There have been
no new developments of importance today
in the strike of members of the Switch
men's Union of North America on the
Denver & Rio Grande. The company is
operating with full crews of yardmen at
practically all points on the system and
trains are running on time. Every pas
senger train into Denver this forenoon
came in on time. .
Advices from the division superintend
ents are to the effect that no further dif
ficulty is anticipated as a Tesult of the
Hob. 73 and 75 First Street,
- Frank Drug Co.
end fmporllna Chemists.
C T. BELCHER, Sec. and Treas.
41.25. $1.M. tl.n
60s. 75c $1.00
- 338 EAST MORRISON ST.
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No Girls in Dlnlng-Cars.
DENVER, Nov. 11. Major S. K. Hooper
today officially denied the report which
has gained currency throughout the coun
try that the Denver & Rio Grande Com
pany, of which he is general passenger
agent, intends to employ girls as waiters
on its dining-cars.
Denies a Hallway Rumor. -
CHICAGO, Nov. 11. President Hughltt,
of the Chicago & Northwestern, today
denied that the Northwestern had ppr
chased or intended to purchase the Chi
cago, Peoria & St. Louis road.
DEATH OF A. N. KING
The Well -Known Portland
Pioneer Passes Away.
CAME TO -OREGON IN 1845-46
Located in This City in 1840, and
Lived Here Ever Since Promi
nently Identified With His
tory ox Portland.
After three days' illness, Amos Nahum
King, 79 years old, one of the best-known
of Portland's pioneers, died at 9 o'clock
last night at the family homestead, 634
Washington street. Last Friday he was
taken with a chill, which developed Into
bronchial pneumonia. Dr. A. E. Rockey
was called, and everything that medical
science could suggest was done to relieve
the venerable patient,. and at first hopes
were entertained for Mr. King's recovery,
but a change came for the worst Sunday
night, and it became apparent that he
probably could not recover.
Early last evening it was seen that Mr.
King did not have long to live, and urgent
messages were sent to the various mem
bers of his immediate family, who mourn
fully gathered around his bedside. He
was able to recognize them and bid them
good-bye. He did not appear to suffer
much. Then ho passed into unconscious
ness, and In a short time to death.
(Mr. King was on the streets last Friday
and he gave a hearty greeting to the old
friends he met for the last time. Latterly
he led an active outdoor life, and was a
frequent visitor at the Portland Carnival.
When he became sick It was with diffi
culty that his family could get him recon
ciled to remain in his home. The latter
is a familiar landmark in Portland, lo
cated to the westward of the Exposition
building. The house was built in 1855, and
the first roof erected still braves the
storms of Winter. It was Mr. King's
boast that he had lived ,m no other house
in Portland since the erection of his home,
and he recalled with pride when he at
tended the athletic events of the Mult
nomah Club that his tannery once stood
where the grandstand of the Multnomah
Club is located. In the old house E. A.
King was born, also two of his children.
It Is about 10 years since the deceased
retired from active business, and he re
signed himself to the enjoyment of a well
THE LIFE OF AMOS N. KING.
A Pioneer of 1645, With a Long: Ca
reer of Usefulness.
XmosNarTnmKlng" was "born near Co
lumbus.O,, April 29; 1822 In 1840 he re
moved to Missouri, where he operated a
ferry-boat across the Missouri River for
several years. A great flood destroyed his
property, and In 1845, in company with
his father, mother, five sisters and three,
brothers, he was on the plains, bound foi
Oregon. A hundred wagons composed tile
Immigration, whose passing was made
memorable by a desperate trip through
Meek's cut-oft, from Snake River to The
Dalles. On reaching the latter place the
party constructed a number of pine log
rafts, on which they descended the Co
lumbia, making the portage at the cas
cades, after which they came to Linnton
.in small boats, the passage being a thrill
ing one, and full of hair-breadth escapes.
The King family spent the Winter of
1845-46 near Forest Grove. Early in the
following Summer the elder King and one
of his sons went to the beautiful valley
In Benton County which now bears the
family name. There they took up dona
tion land claims. A. N. King, however,
selected his claim on the Willamette
River, a few miles below the present site
of Corvallis. Foreseeing the commercial
greatness of Portland, he came hither In
1849, and bought a squatter's right to the
magnificent hillside claim west of the
city, known now as King's Addition. Eb
son (or Aperson) and Balance were the
men from whom he made the purchase.
They had obtained it from D. H. Lowns
dale, who had erected a tannery there.
Tnls business Mr. King continued for 12
years, In the meantime clearing oft the
timber and laying out King's Addition to
Portland. An act indicating his public
spirit was his sale of the 40 acres for the
Ctiy Park at JSOO per acre, which was only
a fraction of the actual value of the
In 1846 Mr. King was married to Miss
Matilda Fuller, of Tualatin Plains. Mrs.
King died on January 20, 18S7. The fruits
of this long and happy union were six
children, four of whom are still living.
They are: Edward A. King, and N. A.
King, of this city; Mrs, Jeffery and Mrs.
Lucy A. Lumsden, of Sauvle's Island. Mr.
King's first wife died in 1887, and in 1892
he married Mrs. Fanny G. Roberts, who
Mr. King was held as one of Portland's
most substantial citizens, and was re
garded as a good man in every sense of
the word. He was a progressive citizen
In the community, a kind and generous
neighbor and a trusted friend. His do
mestic relations were most happy, and he
left not only grandchildren, but great
grandchildren, to mourn his loss.
Of hue years Mr. King had devoted
much of his time to lo6king after his
property interests, which were very ex
tensive. He was often seen by the resi
dents of King's Addition, now one of the
most beautiful residence districts of Port
land, spade In hand, correcting faults In
a street Improvement left by careless city
workmen, or, in time of heavy "Winter
downpours, taking good care that choked
sewers did not cause damage by overflow
He was always in favor of improving
property wherever possible, and had not
the plan been blocked by a minority of
the property-owners along the way, he
would before this have secured the laying
of a fine asphalt or vitrified brick pave
ment on Washington street, from Six
teenth to the City Park.
Mr. King was a man whose judgment
on matters of property values was sel
dom In error, and whose counsel was
eagerly sought by his friends and associ
ates. Benton Killln, a lifetime friend,
once said of him: "When Amos King
gives hi3 advice about anything, you can
be mighty sure that it is the advice to be
followed. I know of no man In Portland
who has sounder or clearer Judgment."
At the time of the publication of the
semi-centennial number of The Oregonlan,
December 4. 1900, Mr. King was the only
person then living in Portland whose
name had been mentioned In the flrsi
number of this paper. He contributed a
column of interesting reminiscences to the
semi-centennial number. Describing his
settlement at Portland, he said:
"We didn't stop at Portland when, we
first came to Oregon. Up in King's Val
ley, where we lived, I early began to hear
stories about the profits and danger of
boating in the Tfvers from Oregon City to
yancouver. Every once in a while some
body was drowned In Clackamas Rapids,
or a boat was capsized and her cargo lost,
or a mishap of some kind occurred. I had
had some experience in that sort of work
on the Missouri River, and I concluded I
would try it. So I came down the river,
got a boat and set out to have a look at
Clackamas Rapids. I was two or three
miles below Oregon City, and I met a boat
with a man In It.
" 'Say,' said I, 'how far is It to Clack
" 'Why, you've passed 'em,' said he.
"So I had, and I didn't know it I con
cluded to go Into the transportation busi
ness. There were three boats then plying
from Vancouver to Oregon City. Not
steamboats, mind. The first trip I made
nothing. The second trip I made $2. Then,
one boat drew off, and then another, until
I had the business pretty much to myself.
Tou see, I never tipped a boat over, or
wet anybody's goods. Then I got another
boat above the falls, and so I had through
service from Vancouver to Yamhill. This
was before the days of the Oregon City
locks, and we had to pack goods around
the falls on our backs. It took about two
weeks to make the through trip: though.
if everything went well, we made it quick
er. I was so prosperous that I had a
crew of two on my bateau. When we
reached the rapids wc" poled and pulled.
In "making the whole trip, sometimes, wo
rowed, other times took a line, went
ashore and pulled; then again it was pos
sible to row on one side and pole on tho
other. Usually we didn't stop long at
Portland. There wasn't much to Portland
In those days.
"Well, I stuck to that business for two
years, and hard work It was, too. Then
I came to Portland. I wanted to buy some
blankets at Crosby's store, at Washing
ton and First streets, and I had to hang
around three days for a chance to get
waited on. How Is that for a rush of
business?, D. H. Lownsdale and Colonel
King were about the only men living on
the original Portland townslte those days
I bought out the tannery from the two
partners, who wanted to go to California.
Ttiat was in 1849, and the gold excitement
was at its height. I bought the whole
outfit just as It stood hides, leather In
hand, tools, everything. Off went Ebson
and Balance. In a year or two Balance
came back broke, and went to work for
me until he got enough money to go to
Jacksonville to work In the mines.
"I had the only tannery In the North
west and I prospered. I had lots of trou
ble keeping men at work, though. I paid
as high as $10 per day, and Still they
wouldn't stay. I scjld hides and leather
to everybody. An inch strip off a cow's
hide, good for a bridle-rein, sold for a dol
lar. I had great difficulty getting skins.
Cattle were scarce, and usually too valua
ble to kill. I tanned twice as many deer
skins as any other. But people had to
cctne to me, or go barefooted, or wear
moccasins, which in the Winter time was
about the same thing.
"Conditions of life- were pretty hard
then. 1 remember the first pair of shoes'
I ever haa, after we got here. My father
made them, and he tanned the hides by
hand. I had gone barefooted from March
till December of that year. Everybody
then In 1846 wore buckskin buckskin
coat, buckskin jacket, and buckskin
breeches, all home-made. And a home
made straw hat, too. I had just one hat
that wasn't straw before '52. Down on
the Columbia River, during a blow one
day, my hat went off Into the river. The
boys laughed at me so much that I told
them I would get a hat that would fill
them with envy. I did. I went to the
Hudson's Bay store at Vancquver, and
bought a high silk hat the only one I
could get An'd I wore that hat on the
river for some time.
"We ran our tannery by horse-power
and used home-made tools. The first real
curry knife I had I paid $15 for. It was
worth $2 50 In the states'. I cut out the
tan vats myself with a? broadax. We had
no sawmill nearer than Oregon City. Peo
ple came from all over the territory to
buy leather, riding horseback from as far
as Jacksonville. They had to have shoes
If they had nothing else."
In politics Mr. King was a Democrat
for a great many years, but on the ad
vent of Bryanl3m and the silver agitation,
he twice voted for the late President Mc
Kinley. Thq arrangements for the funeral
hava not yet been made.
AMOS NAHU3I KING.
Labor Representative Sent to
Porto Rico Arrested.
CASE LAID BEFORE ROOSEVELT
Object of Visit Was to Organ la e the
Worlcingmen Believed President
Will Recommend Re-Enactment
of Chinese Exclusion Act.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1L Samuel Gom.
pers, president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, today saw the President
to protest against the arrest of Santiago
Igleslas, who was sent to Porto Rico by
the Federation to organize the working
men of the Island. Before Mr. Igleslas
left tho United States Mr. Gompers ex
plained to the President the purpose of
his visit, and asked that Governor Hunt
be notified that Us mission was not to stir
up strife, but simply to organize labor
along legitimate lines. At that time he
told the President that Mr. Igleslas, dur
ing the Spanish ascendancy, had opposed
the Spanish regime, and had been Impris
oned, having been liberated when the
American troops reached San Juan. By
the Presldent'3 direction Secretary Cor
telyou wrote to Governor Hunt concern
ing Mr. Igleslas' mission. That letter was
dated October 19. Last Saturday Mr.
Gompers was surprised to receive the fol
lowing cablegram from Mr. Igleslas:
"Am arrested when stepped ashore. No
warrant shown. Ignorant charges. Re
This message Mr. Gompers 6howed to
the President, and the President Immedi
ately sent an Inquiry to Governor Hunt
as to the cause of his arrest.
During Mr. Gompers' Interview today
he spoke to the President about labor agi
tation, the extension of the eight-lvour
law, the alien contract labor law and the
convict labor law. Mr. Gompers was es
pecially anxious that the President should
recommend the re-enactment of the Chi
nese exclusion act, and ho came away
Impressed with the belief that the Presi
dent would do so.
CASE AGAINST IGLESIAS.
Public Prosecutor Contends He Is a
Dangerous Labor Agitator.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Nov. 11. San
tiago Igleslas was arrested here last
Thursday on landing from the Red D.
Line steamer Philadelphia from New
Tork. His detention was due to his non
appearance after being thrice summoned
by the local courts to appear In a case
against him and seven others, brought
In July of last year, when the currency
was changed. At that time he persuaded
the local Federation of Labor to order all
labor organizations to go on strike unless
they were paid in gold at the same rate
as silver master workmen, $3, journeymen
$2, and ordinary laborers, $1 50. These
rates were not accepted by the employers,
and a general strike, which was accom
panied by some violence, followed.
Igleslas, with other members of the
committee, was charged with conspiracy
and the' cases were set down for trial
September 11, 1900. When the date was
reached Igleslas, who was at large on
bis own recognizance, did not appear on
the adjourned day, further adjournment
was taken until May 2, 1901, when an or
der for his arrest was Issued, he then
being in New York City. He Is now in
jail awaiting trial, iri default of $2000 bail.
Today ho sent a petition to Governor
Hunt asking to be released on his own
recognizance, explaining that he made
a similar application when he was first
summoned, but that the case was post
poned, and that no notice of the hear
ing ph May 2 waa ever served him.
The public prosecutor asks that he be
sentenced to a term of Imprisonment on
the ground that he is a dangerous labor
agitator, and is continuously causing unrest
For Chinese Exclusion Act.
HAZLETON, Pa., Nov. 11. Thomas
Duffy, president of the United Mine
Workers In this district, today notified
all the local unions under his supervision
of the wish of National President Mitchell
that a resolution be adopted favoring re
enactment of the Chinese exclusion law
which will expire next May. These reso
lutions will be forwarded to Congressmen
representing the people of the anthracite
DELAY IN NEGOTIATION.
Danish West Indies Treaty May Not
Come Before Next Congress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. It is doubtrul
whether the protected treaty of cession
of the Danish West Indies to the United
States will be completed In time to submit
to Congress when It reassembles next
month. The delay appears to have arisen
through the last change In the Ministry
at Copenhagen, with the State Depart
ment, practically having reached an agree
ment with the Danish Government on the
treaty when the entry Into power of a
new Ministry not well disposed toward the
treaty made It necessary to begin the
work all over again. The issues do not
touch the price to be paid so much as the
conditions as to the future of the citizen
ship of the Danish West Indies, sought to
be Imposed by Denmark. The United
States desires a simple treaty and one
that will leave it at perfect liberty to deal
with the Islands without any restrictions.
Reports of Sale Incorrect.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 11. The Premier,
Dr. Deuntzer, in an Interview today, on
the subject of the negotiations for the
sale of the Danish West Indies, la quoted
as saying that the Washington and Lon
don dispatches declaring that the Islands
have been sold to the United States for
$4,000,000, with the understanding that the
inhabitants are to beg ranted citizenship
and free trade, are incorrect. The nego
tiations are progressing, but the result
cannot be definitely predicted.
BLOW TO DEVERY.
Court Holds That Jerome Can Try
Charges of Neglect of Duty.
NEW YORK, NovTll. The application
of Deputy Police Commissioner William
S. Devery to make absolute a temporary
writ of prohibition, restraining Justice
Jerome from trying churges of neglect of
duty preferred against him, was today
denied by Justice O'Gorman in the Su
preme Court, the Justice holding that
the magistrate had jurisdiction to enter
tain the complaint
The charges against Devery were made
by Patrolman O'Neill, who alleges that
Devery had treated him with oppression
In fining him 30 days' pay for offenses
against the rules of the police depart
ment It was alleged In support of the
application for the writ that Devery's
acts'were performed while he was acting
In a? 'Judicial capacity, and that he was,
therefore, exempt from personal liability.
It waH also asserted that Justice Jerome
was biased and prejudiced and inspired
by partisan motives.
ENGLAND DOES NOT OBJECT
London Paper Sees Nothing in Canal
Situation to Make Trouble.
LONDON, Nov. llThe Pall Mall Ga
zette this morning, referring to the speech
made by Senator Lodge at Boston on Sat
urday last, says:
"If, as believed, Mr. Lodge's speech re
veals thq mind of President Roosevelt,
this country will have nothing to complain
of. The Isthmian business will be set
tled next year In a manner honorable
and satisfactory to both countries, which
means, we presume, that America will
get her own way in the matter. The Mon
roe Doctrine Is to be sternly upheld by a
great navy, If need be. This is In the
interests of peace. As the Monroe Doc
trine does not affect that part of the
American Continent which belongs to the
British Empire, the announcement will
cause no friction."
Worlc Train "Wrecked.
TEXARKANA, Ark., Nov., 11. Train
men arriving here tonight on the iron
Mountain say a work train was wrecked
at Prescott, near Texarkana, killing six
negroes and Injuring 15 others. The names
of the dead men are not obtainable.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
Filipinos attempted to repeat the Samar tac
tics, but were completely routed by tho
Americans. Pago 2.
Hoot approves Taft's suggestions for regula
tion of Chinese immigration. Pago 2.
The Hague Council of Administration will meet
November 27 to consider Boers' appeal.
Leader of convicts who escaped from Kansas
penitentiary captured. Page 1.
Gompers protests to President against arrest of
labor representative sent to Porto Rico.
Board of visitors to Naval observa'tory reports
in favor of civic control. Page 2.
General Urlbe-TJrlbe tell3 what he and his fol
lowers are battling for. Page 5.
i " Sport.
University of Oregon will play football today
with "Whitman College, at Walla Walla.
Ruhlln is growing in favor In the coming
heavy-weight championship fight. Page 3.
Defense begins testimony in Consldlne trial at
Seattle. Page 4.
Strike of Ironworkers at San Francisco is near
an end. Pago 4.
Oregon Supreme Court gives verdict in four
cases. Page 5.
Salt-water baths at Long Beach destroyed by
fire. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Continued activity in New York stock mar
ket. Page 11.
Steady wheat market at homo and abroad.
Eleven French vessels In Portland harbor for
wheat. Page 5.
Barnllan completes another grain cargo.
Steamship City of Topeka strikes an Iceberg
In Alaska. Page 5.
Overdue ship Boanoke spoken early In Septem
ber. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Death of Amos N. King, a prominent Oregon
pioneer of 1845. Page 1.
East Side canneries put up 100,000 cases of
fruit and vegetables In, 1901. Page 10.
Two battalions, Twenty-Eighth Regiment. TJ.
S. A., start for Philippines tonight. Page 8.
Park Commissioners decide not to lease Haw-
,thorne Park. Page 12.
Rev. Mr. Hoyt discusses his application to the
Ministerial Association. Page 7.
Oregon Fish and Game Association will try to
stop Indian slaughter of 6eer. Page 8.
Polico capture two hold-up artists. Page 12.
Runaway street-car makes a flying Journey
without a motorman. Page 12.
LEADER RUN DOWN
Negro Who Headed Mutiny
at Prison Captured.
A MOST EXCITING DAY'S SEARCH
Another Convict Was Also Captured,
Reducing the Number at Large
to Twelve Fleeing Men
Are Becoming Bolder.
TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. 11. With the cap
ture of Frank Thompson, the negro leader
of the Federal Penitentiary mutiny, last
Thursday, 14 of the convicts have been
retaken. Thompson was captured near
Council Grove tonight by Deputy United
States Marshal Prescott and a posse of
farmers. He showed fight, but was
brought down by a load of buckshot.
Thompson is not dangerously wounded,
and will be returned to the penitentiary
tomorrow. The Federal prison authorities
were more anxious to get Thompson than
any of the other men, and his capture
came as the climax of a most Interesting
and exciting day's search.
Another of the fleeing convicts was laid
low this morning near Quenmo, 40 miles
southwest from the penitentiary. Law
rence Lewis, white, aged 20, was fatally
wounded, receiving a bullet In an attempt
to escape from the City Marshal of that
place. To date three of the mutinous con
victs have been killed, and five, Including
the two who yesterday made a captive of
Sherff Cook, of Topeka, and then escaped,
have been wounded. Lewis' death will
make the fourth fatality.
A horde of armed men are today search
ing for the captors of Cook, and it seems
impossible that they can get away. Re
inforced by the weapons taken from tho
Wooster House and from the officers, they
are well prepared, however, to make a.
fierce fight. They are desperate men, and
unless 'the wounds received yesterday
prove serious, it Is believed they will not
be taken alive.
Lawrence Lewis, the con let shot today,
was received at the penitentiary in Octo
ber, 10CO, under a five-year sentence for
From the descriptions received, Warden
McClaughry believes that the two captors
of Sheriff Cook were Arthur Hewitt,
white, and Lon Sutherland, a part Indian.
Hewitt and Frank Thompson were ring
leaders In the outbreak, and the Warden
today Increased the reward for their cap
ture. Hewitt and Sutherland were both
serving fl ;r years for larceny.
The 12 convicts yet at large are inspiring
much fear pmong the inhabitants of the
country districts. Tonight, officers are at
work in a dozen different counties, and as
some report they have groups of conviit3
rounded up, more captures will be made
before morning. From Council Grove,
where Thompson was captured tonight,
six convicts have started to Cottonwood
Falls, and are freely holding up and rob
bing people and plundering farms a!!
along. Many have had encounters with
the men, and people along the route are
afraid to venture out of their houses to
night. In Lyon County, citizens and offi
cers alike are -armed, and are patrolling
the approaches to the towns, as the con
victs will probably pass that way.
Three supposed convicts were seen
boarding a freight train In Ottawa to
night, and they are expected to drop ofT
near Emporia, where there is some heavy
timber suitable for hiding. Near Osage
City, Deputy Warden Lemon, with 14 offi
cers. Is closely in touch with three con
victs, whom he expects to capture before
morning. The Sheriff at Oswego is in
pursuit of-a convict who held ud som
men there today. The Sheriff at Alma
reports that he has two supposed convicts
The convicts are seemingly becoming
bolder, and are invading towns. In tho
Union Pacific yards at Wamego tonight,
two of the runaways held up a man and
compelled him, at the point of a revolver,
to give them $92. They then boarded a.
freight train, and went West without any
attempt being made to capture them.
Nothing like the present condition of
affairs has been experienced by Kansas
since the border ruffian times. A special
from Alma, Kan., says:
The three convicts who stole the wag
on from Farmer Martin at Rock Creek,
and later stole two horses near Wamego,
met some young men near McFarland.
Sunday afternoon, and in an exchange of
shots killed a horse ridden by one of tho
men named Graves. The convicts escaped,
and were next seen at Alma at 8:30. Sun
day night, when the three rode down tho
main street of the town, and headed
south. They were mounted on two horbes,
one horse carrying two of the convicts.
They were regarded with suspicion, but
no one tried to stop them.
At the farm of Charles Schwanke, four
miles south of Alma, they stole more
horses, and went on toward the South.
It is supposed that this gang of convict
is the same that was headed off by
the posse which went to Manhattan last
Friday. The gang returned eastward for
the purpose of crossing the river at tho
Rossvllle bridge. It is supposed, that they
are now headed for the Indian Territory.
Captain Jackson, of the Federal Prison
at Leavenworth, with six of the Federal
prison guards, left Topeka at 10:55 this
morning on the Santa Fe, to go to Osnga
City to get ahead of these three convicts,
two whites and one black. A posse In
charge of a Deputy Sheriff of Wabaunza
County also left Alma this morning, and
are In pursuit of them.
Warden McClaughry announced his in
tention several days ago of having all tho
fugitives Indicted for conspiracy. Tho
sentence of the ringleader, Thompson,
will undoubtedly be hanging, while the
others will have their terms lengthened.
FELL TO HIS DEATH.
Richard Mnyo-Smltb h Professor at
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. Richard Mayo
Smith, a profossor of political economy
at Columbia University, was instantly
killed tonight by falling from a window
of his study on the fourth floor of his
residence on West Seventy-seventh
street to the stone flagging In the rear.
So far as the police have Investigated the
case, they conclude' that the fall was
accidental. Professor Maya-Smith had
been 111 for a few months, but not alarm
ingly so. He was 47 years old, and had
been a professor of political economy at
Columbia since 18b3. He had written
much on economic subjects, and was the
author of several books.
Passenger Agents Meet.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 11. Two
special trains bearing the delegates to
the twenty-ninth annual convention of
the American Traveling Passenger
Agents' Association arrived at Los Ange
les this evening. The visitors spent the
day at San Bernardino, Redlands and
Riverside. The convention will meet at
10 o'clock tomorrow in annual cession.