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ASTOKIA, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1902.
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TO BE MERRILL
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That It Is Convict-Description
THE FACE IS UNRECOGNIZABLE
Tnu y IMnt nt runner Garner'
on Htinduy Compel Boy to
Mhavff Mm KteaU a
CHEHALIS, Wah July M.-Depu-ly
Coraner It. L. Mead Impaneled a.
Jury at noon and went to the scene
of th Merrill tragedy a mile south of
Chehali. After viewing the surround
ings, the body waa brought to Che
hall, whet It rest trt an undertak
Th jury then examined the bxly and
adjourned unit liomorrow. The face
wan unrecognisable and the body waa
In a bad mute, but comparisons of the
doat-rlptlon of war on Mm-rUI' hand,
foot afld knee and the color of hla
bair,, thwrked with those on the body.
Warden Jayne. of Salem penitentiary,
would not swear that the body wa
that of Merrill, but expressed bin opin
ion that It wa.
TRACY ENJOYS SUNDAY DINNER.
SEATTLE. July 15.-A special to the
PoMntelIlg?ncer from Enumelaw,
Word reached here this evening that
Tracy had dinner Sunday afternoon
wfth Mnrrle Garner, hre and one
half mile southeast of Enumelaw.
Garner's tory has, up to the pres
ent Jlme, been kept quiet by him
through rhe outlaw, wbo tie aays
threaiten.d him. Garner eay that
Sunday afternoon a man entered hi
'house without knocking, and announc
ed hlinlf a Tracy, saying "Gentle
men. I am Tracy, and I want no
thing lo oat."
Oarnr' falher and three on had
Jut finished their dinner, o they told
him to sit down and help himself,
which he proceeded to do. first order
ing the two eldest eon to the cor
ner of the room, In front of him,
where he could keep them covered
with hi rifle. At the time of hi en
trance the youngest boy wa ahav
Ing. DESIRES TO BE SHAVED.
Aftr eating Me dinner, Tracy wild:
" Young man. come hre and shave
Upon the young man demurring Tra
"That' all right: I am not particu
lar, (ind If I don't kirk you need not,"
whereupon the young Gardner lathered
hi fiice and proceeded to remove hi
After being ehaved, he helped hlm
lf to a pair of trousers hanging on
the wa'l and then went out. Thla
evening some emnke was aeen ascend
ing from a email gully In the foot
hill 1ttt ea'R of here, and U Is be
lieved by many citizen that he U In
FINDING OP THE BODY.
CHEHAU8. Wash., July ir..Mr.
Mary Wagoner and her 12-year-old ?on.
have found the dead 'body of David
Merrill, who wltih Harry Tracy escaped
last month from the Oregon penftenM-
ary. hihlnd a log on an unfrequented
road four mllea southeast of this
place. The ghastly discovery was
mad shortly before dark Ijust evn
Ing, while Mrs. Wagoner and her son
were searching for blackberries. The
body wa sllghOy decomposed, but
easily recognisable as that .f Merrill.
There waa a bullet hole In 'the back
and another In he left wr'rt. The
body was dressed In dark bUie trous
ers, a dnrk coat, a Mack hnt and hnavy
hoes. It had been dumped over the
log head first, and lay wfth the face
concealed. Mrs. W,wir's nn fame
hlere this morning . and notified the
coroner of the find, and tho body Is
now being brought In. A settler named
Vertm, who Mves a few hundred yards
south of the place where the lody waa
found, haa Identified It as that of one
of th two men who went vast his
place June ,28, the day Tracy said he
killed Merrill.' Both men. Verba says,
wore heavily armed, wnd he thought
at the time that they were Tracy and
THE STORY CONFIRMED.
TACOMA. July 15. A Ohehalla spec
ial to the Evening News lays;
Superintendent Westendorf, of the
state reform school, and Dan W. Bush
have returned here, and confirm the
atory of the finding of the body of the
escaped convict, Pave Merrill, who waa
killed by hU pal, Harry Tracy. The
body la undoubtedly that of Merrill,
and he wa klllid at t o'clock (Satur
day morning, June 2S. The body wa
found by Mr. May Wagoner wd hnr
12-year-old son, of Napftvlne, yester
day aflern'on, who will claim the
reward of Whll pli,kng ber
ried tbey discovered the corpse thrown
over a log and Jammed between two
trve timip, a few feet off of the train
road. A bullet hole Is plainly aeon
in the bark, and alto one in the wrist.
Another is tielleved to be In the neck,
Three M-30 Winchester hell. were
found, ona behind a cedar tree at the
roadldekand two about 10 feet from
ttoe corpse. The Indications are that
Tracy fired the first shot from behind
the tree ,and then completed the as
s&fttlnatlon of ins dying pal and brother-in-law.
Tracy first told the story
that he had killed Merrill the day he
rode In a captured launch to Seattle,
FOt'K DEAD; MANY 'INJURED.
Disastrous Explosion of Dynamite In
Another Mine In Pennsylvania.
JOHNSTOWN Pa., July IS. A Wart
of dynamite caused an explosion In
No. 4 mine of the Berwlnd-Whlte
Company, at Whynber, Pa., at noon
today, kilting four men and Injuring
many other. No. 4 1s about seven
mile from the Mill Creek entrance of
the Rolling Mill mine, whwe the ter
rible explosion occurred Thursday last.
Reports of the Urns of life at the
Whynber mine are conflicting. The of
ficials are reticent, and, while ad
mitting thu an explosion had occur
red, refuse to say anything as to the
dwne to life and property. Physi
cians and t""l''have gone to the
scene and are minixtering to the In
jured In the mine.
PRICE OF CORN GOBS DOWN.
Bulls, Falling to (Corner July Options,
Abandon the PlSh.
CHK'AGO, July li.-ll.ills in the
corn pit, trying to form a freer In
the July options, al)i3)ii-d I'ut.r po
sitions today, and cereal, left to Itself,
fell from Its lofty price and floundered
20 cents under yeeterday's best figures.
Two causes were attributed to the
action of the market the Immense r
rivals of corn, tempted to the, market
by fmcy price.' and "settlement with
many of the July shorts by Gates'
New York bull clique of cornerars.
Whether the corner haa been broken
or whether Ute action of the Mill party
Is tlmply bait for the unwary, the
trade Is at loss to understand. Com
mon rumor has It that the July deal
Is over and all that remains t tm
done Is for the bull crowd to get ri3
of the cafh corn that haa been deliv
ered to it.
ENDORSE PHILADELPHIA PLAT
FORM. JOPI IN. Mo.. July 15. Republican
state judicial convenlon to complete
the ticket named at Jefferson City.
made the following nomination:
Justices of supreme court Moees
AVhybark, of Bllllnger County; Henry
Lamb, of Pettis County; Edward Klg-
bee, of Schuyler County. Judge of St.
Louis court of appeals Edward C.
Elliott, of St. Louis. The resolutions
simply emlorxe the Philadelphia and
Jeffwsan City platform ,
QUARREL RESULTS IN DEATH,
The Strangers Hall From the State of
SALT LAKE, July lo.-Danlel Allen
this afternoon shot and Instantly kill
ed R. H. Brown. The men, who are
strangers In this city, quarrelled In the
olflre of an employmest bureau. The
men are Sitld to have come from In
diana. ' .
ONLY CHANCE FOR 8POONER.
MADISON. Wis.. July 15. The Re
publican state convention will meet
tomorrow. Followers of Governor La
Follette, who are In control, are deter
mined that the only condition on which
United States Senator Spooner on which
endorses! for re-eleotlon la for him to
recall his letter of withdrawal from
being a candidate for re-election and
stand upon the principle to be adopt
ed by the committee on resolution atidJ
support candidate to be nomlanted by
REPORT OF ASSAY DEPARTMENT.
BOISE, Ida., July 13.-The state
ment of the United States army office
ihows the production of gold, lead
and silver In Idaho during the calen
dar year 1001 was $18,481,916. For 1900
the amount was $18,236,849. Decrease
was attributed to curtaillmg of pro
duction of lead and riltver mines of the
Coeur d'Alenes.' " "
POPE 13 -GRIEVED. -
ROME, July 15.-Cardlnal Rampolia,
the papal secretary of state, only
this morning Informed the Pope of the
death of Archbishop Feehan, of Chi
cago. The pontiff was much grieved
and retired to pray for the repose of
the late archbishop's soul. '
Majority of the Striking Freight
handlers Will Return to
TEAMSTERS TO MEET TODAY
Aome of the More Radical Union
ist May ItafiiHe to Accept
. Ternia Which Hftre
CHICAGO. July IS. With agree
ments reached between th four rail
roads and their operators, the great
strike of the freight handlers riid the
teamsters that haa paralyzed the In
dustries of Chicago for a week, la ap
parently broken. - A majority X the
strikers are expected to return to work
Some of the radical unionists iray
refune to accept Uie terms accepted
by the representative committees, but
apparently they will be able to wield
but little Influence with the majority of
atrickers.'' """ -""V '
A meeting of the freighthandlers has
been called for tomorrow and upon
the action taken at this meeting will
depend the attitude of the striking
BIO ROW STARTED IN HELENA.
Water Company Shuts Water Off From
the City Prosecution Is
HELENA, Mont. July 15. The He!
ena Waterworks Company notified the
city today that its bill for June not
having been paid. It would shut off
water for fire and sewerage purposes
at . noon, July 24. . The city , served
the company with notice that should
It attempt to shut off the water, It
would be prosoeu- nr contempt un
der the order of the late Judge Horace
R. Buck, made In )S5, and that steps
would be taken to forfeit Its fraa
KING NOT FATIGUED.
Stood Trip From, Palace to ' Yacht
' Well, and Id Pleased Witfi
COWES, Isle of Wight, July U
The royal yacht, having on board King
Bdkard, Queen Alexandria and the
Princess anchored In Cowea Roads to
day at 4:20 p. m,,' after a short cruise
It was officially given out thla even
ing that the king was not fatigued by
the journey, nor in the least distressed
by th transfers, and that his majesty
expressed great pleaure at the change.
BURIAL OF PAUNCEPOTE.
Remains of Late British Ambassador
Laid to Rest"
LONDON, July 15. Memorial ser
vices for Lord Pauncefote, the late
ambassador of Great Britain at Wash
ington, were held at noon today In
the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace,
All the members of the American em
bassy and many members of ttoe roy
alty and the goveirnment were pres
Simultaneously with the services
here the remains of Lord Pauncefote
were intsrred in the churchyard of
East Stoke near Newark-on-Trent.
TICKET SALE COMMENCES.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15.-The sale
for tickets for the big fight opened
this morning and before noon some
large orders had been received. Fltz-
slmmons declares that If Jeffries re
mains the favorite in 'the betting,
Uhore will be a shake-up among the
plungers when the. light has run its
length-. Odds are remarkably strong
thus far In favor of the chmaplon,
and still there seems to be plenty of
ntxsimmons money in sight.
HIGH WATER GOING DOWN.
TOPEKA, Kas July 15.-The high
water In the Kansas and, Blue Rivers
has subsided. The damage done to
crops by the floods will reach many
thousands of dollars.
MUST WITHDRAW FROM MAN
VICTORIA B. C, July 15.- Major-
General Dorward, who was In com
mand of the allied troops at Tien Tsln
arrived by the steamer Empress of
India today. In an Interview he said
that unless Russia withdrew from
Mahncurla according to the terms' of
'the agreement with China, there
would be war 1n the far Eairt a Ja
pan was prepared to fl?ht to gt Rus
lla out of that territory. Although
the Russian. had not yet made any
move toward evacuation he had no
doubt that they would do so when
they found that Japan wa In earnest.
STEEL TRl'ST ANSWERS SL'IT.
Prerfdent Schwab Asserts the Trust's
Property Is Worth More Than
NEWARK, N. J.. July 15,-Tbe ana
wer of the United States Steel Cor
poration to the suit designed to pre
vent the $200,900,004 bond conversion
plan, brought by J. Asplnwall Hodge,
William H. Curtis and Bernard Smith,
f!I?d today. The suit Is based on
tho contention that the corporation's
asset do not equal the amount ot Its
preferred stock, and that therefore it
cannot proceed as Intended under the
act of 1902. The answer, which Is
upported by an affidavit of Charles
Schwtib, states' that the assets will
amount to the entire stock, bonds.
common and preferred, or more than
Mr Schwab In his affidavit maintains
that his position Is such as to give him
knowledge of the actual worth of the
properties and lists Ills estimate of
their value. He says among other
thing that the earnings ot the cor
poration In the 15 months of Its exist
ence have been in excess of 10 per cent
of the entire capita! stock.
SEVEREST ,WINDSTORM IN YEARS
SPOKANE, July 15.-A dispatch
from all sections of Eastern Washing
ton and Northern Idaho show that
last night's windstorm was the worst
In the history of this section. A num
ber of building were blown down, the
roofs were lifted aad trees were op
rooted and twisted oft Much damage
was wrought in orchards and the grain
fields. In the timber region the loads
are blocked by fallen trees. Campers
on the shores of the mountain lakes
passed a night of terror. The waves
ran so high that they dared not seek
refuge on, the water from the fallen
trees around the camps.
WINDSTORM AT PENDLETON.
PENDLETON, July 15. A windstorm
las evening, -lasting Aw an hoar, was
one of the most severe that haa ever
visited this city within the memory
of the oldest inhabitants. It Is feared
considerable damage has been done
to wheat, particularly In the Cox -he&t
which is ripe, and Is now in condition
THE WIND AT EUGENE.
BITGENB, July 15. An unusual
windstorm prevailed here this after
noon and dut was blown In clouds
everywhere. Several trees were blown
down, breaking telephone and light
wires, but no more serious damage Is
reported. . "
THE GALE AT DALLAS. '
DALLAS. Ore., July 15. One of the
severest windstorms! ever known ' In
this valley at this time of the year oc
curred here yesterday. Many trees
were Wowa down and haying was
stopped. The wind Mew a perfect gale
all afternoon. '
WIND DOES MUCH DAMAGE.
WALLA WALLA, Julv 15. Renorts
from the surrounding country say that
a high wind Monday evening destroy
ed from 25 to 50 per cent of the glow
ing grain in the north and west part
of Umatilla County, Oregon. Many
warehouses were blown down in the
Eureka Flat country. - -
THIRTY PEOPLE DROWNED.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 15. Thirty
persons were drowned today by the
sinking of a small passenger steamer
on the Luge river near Probroa-Schen-skaln.
The disaster was caused by
over-crowding. Only those who were
on the upper deck were saved.
Plumbers snd Steamfilters.
Steam Boat and Gasoline
Boat Work a Specialty. . .
Stoves and Tinware
ATTEMPT TO BREi
One of the Plotters Gives Story
. , Away in Time to Pre- 1
A GANG OF NOTED THIEVES
Intended to Kilt Jailer if He 11
fused to Open the Doors
Twelve Haw Found
In the Cells. . r :
WHATCOM, Wn., July IS. Throng
the squealing of one of the plotters,
tihe sheriff has Just been enabled to
prevent a desperate JaUbreak whtok
was to be led by H. St. John, a for
mer president of the ScandlsavleJ
bank, of this city, and who is notr
awaiting sentence for -wrecking It, and
Bud Cox, a noted desperado and ex-
The skory was told to the sheriff
by Charles West The fourth man was
to be John Harrington, who was co"
vfcrted of asslrtlsg Cox In the Fair
haven hold-up. According to the Anrf
told by West twelve saws -were smug
gled Into the Jail by friends of St
John. , He alo says the plan Includ
ed th grabbing by Cox of Sheriff Brts-
bln and his murder In case he refused
to open the Jail doors.
CHINESE CRUISSR BLOWN UP,
Estimate Loss of Life Is Placed at
On Hundred and Forty.
VICTORIA. B. ?.. July 15. Details
are given in the Chinese papers re
ceived today.of the blowing up of the
Chinese cruiser Kaichl, which was ly
ing at Hstakuan and used as a train
ing ship. The flret report placed th
loss of life at 150 but more reliable
papers say It will not exceed 140.
The general belief Is that a light
was carried Into the mngaxtne when
the men went to get shells to fire th
telute. ! " . :S
CHEMIST LACHMAN RESIGNS,
His Position at Oregon University to
. Accept Governmest Position.
BERKELEY, Cal.. July 15. Profes
sor Arthur Lachman, : head of the
department of chemistry at the Ore
gon University, has resigned his r
tlon to accept a place as government
investigator of natural products ot the
Philippines. . , ,
', NORTHWEST LEAGUE.
At Seattle Helena, S; Seattle, 8,
At Spokane Spokane, T; Portland, 1
At Tacoma Butte, 6; Tacoma,
At Pittsburg Pittsburg. 5; Boston, i.
At St. Louis St. Louis. S; Philadel
At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 10; New
At Chicago Chicago, 4; Brooklyn, L
At Boston Boston, 0; Cleveland. 2.
At Baltimore Baltimore, t; St
At Washington Washington, 5; De
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia, 9; Chi