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PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOMJ.MK LXI NO. !0.
ASTORIA. ORKOONt JTKSDAY, MARCH 27 1900
& A. B. PUTER ARRESTED
Much Wanted Oregon Land Thief Is Arrested But
Draws a Revolver and Hakes Daring Get
Away Through Crowded Streets.
DETECTIVE MAKES VAIN
DETECTIVE BURNS IS WAITING ON STREET FOR ARRIVAL OF POLICE
WHEN HIS PRISONER DRAWS GUN FIGHT ENSUES IN
WHICH PUTER MAKES ESCAPE-LARGE CROWD OF
SPECTATORS GIVE CHASE.
lit is US', March '.'H. Stephen A l,
I'uUr, wanted by tlii I'lilted State
government in connection wilh tin- laud
Irmulit ill nivalin una arrested hrfi to
night liy Cuited Statr M.ir-lml lturn
of Washington, P. ('.. Imt after bring in
custody than half mi hour, filter
diew a icvolvci u ml miiti-i'ilc l in eseap-in-.
llitrn was detailed by the f- imtM-nt
In come lie IP Hlld search fur I'lltiT. lie
locn t t liim iitnl v it 1 1 I nt the lYuwiiy
liiiunli post utilise where lie learned filter
Kim in tin' liiidit of railing )l t i - n i it 1 1
addressed to ".Mm II. Itiownrll." filter
agi to accompany Hum ! a i i u t
room in tin- poiitiillir.-. HiiniH understood
.Nupclintciidciit Swift f tin' In audi
office Iitnl gone fur the police, Imt it
developed later that Swift misundcr
ftcxiil IIiihik. Supposing 1 lie ollhvrs were
out-ide lli-' building lluins placed filter
TEN PEOPLE KILLED
Construction Train Drops
THE CABOOSE TELESCOPED
River Carries Bridge Away and Relief
Traina Are Unable to Reach Wreck
Until Houra After Seven
teen Are Injured.
CASfl':i!. Wyo., Mni'eh i!ii.Meltiiuz
miow mid hi(h wuler mused the wor-t
wreck in the hihtoiy of the Wyoming di
vision of the Chienjjo nud NorthweHteru
lliiilwuy, when u work train, returning
to CuMper from the eonwtruitioii fmnp"
went of Woolloii dropped into n sinull
ntiN'i iir Niitonn (hi- inorning. Ten
lire known to lie (lend and Heventeen in
CYCLONE IN OKLAHOMA
DESTROYS MUCH PROPERTY
crnnUF.. Okla., March 2IJ.-A spec
ial to the Capital from ferry states that
three persons sustained perhaps fatal
injuries and thousands of dollars in
property were destroyed by a cyclone
IN BOSTON BUT E$CAPE$
CROWD OF II AT BAY
ATTEMPT AT CAPTURE
itiiilrr iiii't anil look liim to th iJe
walk. After asking a question or two
iilnml hi removal to Wahington, the
prisoner tuddrnly drew a revolver and
levelling it at H 1 1 r n h head exclaimed :
" I'll kill you, llurim, if you dure
The eiowd about the two men was
quite dense, Imt fell huck rapidly at the
appearance nf the revolver, Imt Ilurim,
although considerably older tlmn the
pii-miT jiimpeil nt him u ml pu"hed up
hi hand. Cuter struggled mid succeeded
in pointing the murle at funis' breal
fur the second time. Again the officer
liix'il with him, Imt could mil wrench
the weapon uvvav. futer llnnlly got
free from Urn iih' clasp and gradually
h.ukcd away with the revolver still
pointed nt I tu iliu. He suddenly turned
mid dinted down the street followed by
I In ollieer mid many other per-oii.
fugitive, however, nenped.
jured. Mime fatully. The wreck hap
pened at 5 o'eloek i the train wif
ei'okitiug a t ream. The engine paed
incr afely hut it' weight hroke the
pililiK, which had lieen iindermiued by
the lli 1 of aterK and the ear follow
ing dropped into the ravine. One coach
was tilled with Aiihtriiin and Italian la
borer. Thin eoaoh waa telescoped by
u heavy water car following and crushed
like an eggshell. Muny oecupnnU were
caught under wivi kiij;e and it was hours
before they were taken out. Word was
sent to Casper, but it was eighteen hours
before relief could be extended to the
injured. The weakened condition of the
bridges made it unsafe to hoiuI a train
to the scene and hand cars were pressed
into service. Shortly after starting the
relief party run into a snowstorm and
had to abandon the cars and proceed
afoot. The bridges were repaired as
soon as possible and nl noon a relief
train was sent out and brought back the
deiiil and injured.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 2(1. -The
east hound (lolden State Limited train
on the liock Island railroad due to ar
rive here nt ! p. in., was derailed at
Mnncic, Kansas, 8 miles west of here.
in the neighborhood of Hillings, Okla.,
Sunday night. Telephone wires are nil
down and particulai are unobtainable.
None of the victims are yet dead accord
ing to the latest, reports.
TRIES TO ROB
Attempt to Steal Money
Foiled By Finns.
fHIEF MAKES ESCAPE
Man Tries to Rob Car No 5. in
Charge of Motor
TWO FINNS EFFECT CAPTURE
Criminal Fights to Escape But is Over
come, Placed on Board Car, When
He Again Makes Escape For
A bold attempt wa made last night
to rob car No. 3 of the Astoria Klectrie
Company, by u iniiu whose identity in as
yet unknown. The ear on which tht at
tempt was made won in charge of Motor
man Kdward Cook, and was making it's
hist trip for the night. Shortly utter
the cur left the power house, the would-Im-
roblier Uianlcd the cur, and took a
scat inside. Standing on the rear end
of the car were two Finns. It was
through them the roblier was discovered,
captured, and subsequently allowed to
According to the story of Motorman
Cook the Finns tirst observed the man
standing nt the forward end of the ear,
and with a pocket knife trying to pry
open the change box. With no hesita
tion the Finns rushed for the fellow,
and it lleico struggle ensued. Motor
man Cook healing the noise turned and
seeing the struggle rushed to help the
Finns, but the fellow proved very active
and breaking away from his captors,
dashed out the front end of the car.
which had been brought to a standstill
by the motorman at the coiner of Hume
and llond streets.
The Finns, however, did not give up
the light. They rushed out and again
caught the thief, before be had proceeded
The man., however, made a desperate
light, and before he was subdued, had
to be knocked almost senseless.
"Seeing that the Finns had the fel
low," said Motoi'iunn Cook last night,
" I took my car on, and when I struck
Twelfth and Commercial streets, found
a policeman, to whom 1 related the cir
cumstances of the affair, and he at oneo
started down to the scene."
Man Makes Escape.
The finale of the incident occurred
w hen car No. 4 in cluuge of Motorman
Mussing arrived nt the place whew the
two Finns were holding down their cap
tive, A huge crowd had collected by
this time, and as the car appeared, it
was tin i it'll
The Finns wanted to put the man
convey him to the
police -tnlimi. The pii
unci wii iieeorn-
ingU bi.onglit in the
car ii ml guarded by
Iii I w ii c iptoi
U IWil l-lplois II 11)1 l"I IV seemed l"B-
. .1, i
-ihlc to c-e.ipc. The mini had bci-u
lieiiteu mi badly ill his struggles to
esciiH that he was Id linjf profusely
at the mouth, uinl bi eyes were black
ened. I That he loci ii"t given up the hope
of escnpe however il iplieklv shown,
1 for almo-i befoie the ear had started,
'the man l-.tped up. mid brushing a-ide
!the two guaid-. dashed out the rear
dour, ami into the night. The two Finns
I ami the crowd out-ide w hich bad gath
'ervd previously took up the ch.ise, and
' for awhile things were exciting in the
neighborhood. The man was iWt-footed
' .t i nl running ue-t down I'-oiid street, dis
j A vigorous search wu made la-t night
' by the jMiliee and u nuinls-r of citizens.
; but the man could not lie found. It is
' likely that he will be apprehended
i shortly as a gonl description has been
The man was about medium height;
hod light hair, und wore a dark suit of
some mixed material. He Jo-t his hat
in the struggle, and this is in the pos
session of the jHilice. It is said th.it
the man is not a foreigner.
FIRE STARTS IN BARBER SHOP.
TACO.MA, March 2C A Ledger- special
from W range) states fire started in the
barber shop of the Pioneer hotel late
Saturday night and the entire town was
wiped out with the exception of the
dock and one store. Thirty-eight houses,
composing the town'a residence district,
were burned to the ground.
HELP WRANGEL VICTIMS.
SKATTLK, March 2n.-The officers of
the Pacific Steamship Company received
a telegram from Juneau this evening
stating the people of Juneau have raised
twenty tons of provisions for the suf
ferers at Wrungcl and asked the com
pany to allow the steamer Alki to take
them thither. The vess.l will reach
WHIPS THE EDITOR
W. A. Johnson and E. B. Hperol
Oregonion Have Fight.
THE LAWYER IS ARRESTED
Declares He Protested Against Oregonian
Personalties Against C. F. Adams
and J. N. Teal and Was Twice
Set Upon, by Four Men.
fOKTLAXl), March 'iti.-W. A. John
son was arrested at noon today on com
plaint of Fdgur H. Piper, managing editor
of the Oregonian, who charges the de
fendant with assault and battery and
threats to kill. The warrants, issued
from the police court were served on
Johnson after he was taken to police
hcudiiiurtcrs by Detectives Yaughnil and
Hurt man. He w as released on euh
bonds aggregating $4(M, furnished by J.
(i. Wilson. The police were notified by
an employe of the Oregonian about 11
o'clock that a man giving the nume of
Johnson had wrecked Piper's private
otlice and beaten the editor. Yaughun
and Hart man hastened to the scene.
There Piper informed them that John-
I son had called at the office, abused him
because of the attacks made by the pa
per on Charles F. Adams, president of
the Portland C.as Company, and J. X.
Teal of the law firm of Teal & Minor.
j threuteiied his life and finally assaulted
SI board till' '.IT -1 1 1 ' I
WOMAN TELLS THE STORY
OF A TERRIBLE CRIME
Mrs. Emma Le Doux Arrested in Antioch, California
Confesses How and Why the Murder Was
Committed-Body Jammed in Trunk.
POLICE ARE HUNTING
WOMAN IS KNOWN IN SAN FRANC ISCO TENDERLOIN, AND IT IS SUS
PECTED HER FIRST HUSBAND WAS KILLED BY HER FOR
INSURANCE McVICAR ALS 0 HAD HIS LIFE INSURED
IN WOMAN 'S FAVOR.
SAN" FKANTISCO, March 26. The went out and bought a trunk. Then w
nivsterv connected with the finding of went to the Southern Pacific station
the dead Ixniy of Albert N. McVicar in after he put the body in trunk. I helped
a trunk at the Southern Pacific depot in him do that."
Stockton Saturday night is practically The local police learned that Mrs. Le
solved, though a few details of the crime Doux was visited in this city Saturday
are lacking. The identification of the night by Joseph Healy, a plumber, and
liod v yesterday coupled with the fact he admitted to them he did so in re
that the woman who pa-ed a McVicar's sponse to a telegram from the woman,
wife, but whose real name is Mrs. Emma whom he has known several years.
LeDoux, left Stockton shortly after the Healy said he visited the woman again
tragedy, was followed tday by the ar- on Sunday. She told Healy McVicar
ivst of the woman at Antioch. She ad- died at Sonora and McVicar's brother
milted she knew of the murder and in had shipped the body to Denver. She
a statement to the justice of the peace also told him that McVicar had $5000
declared the actual prepetrator of the insurance which at one time had been
crime was a man whom she knew as payable to her, but had been transferred
Joseph Miller. Mrs. LeDoux made the to his mother. She said McVicar's
following statement: , brother told her he would get her $1000
"We had all lieen drinking and Me-' out of it. The police find the motive for
Vicar and I were drunk. McVicar had the Stockton crime in Healy's reference
lots of money and Joe Miller gave him to the insurance policy. They are now
carbolic acid. Then I don't know just hunting for the woman's alleged aecom
what hapiiened. Miller and I put the plice.
body in a trunk and sent it to the depot. Mrs. LeDoux is known in the Redlight
I wanted to go right away to my mother district of San Francisco. Her maiden
at Jackson, but Miller would not let name is Emma Head. Several years ago
me. He made me go to San Francisco she married a man named Barrett from
with him Saturday night and Sunday, whom she separated and then she mar
I.ast night we left San Francisco with ried a man named Williams, who died
tickets for Stockton. At Richmond Mil- under peculiar circumstances. She is
ler left me and went back to San Fran- said to have collected heavy insurance
cisco and I got off here at Antioch." ion him. She later married a Frenchman
"Miller got all the money," she con-' named LeDoux. At the Stockton hotel
tinned. "I don't know how much, but the murdered man registered at "A. N.
he got it. After McVicar was dead I McVicar and wife." t .
-'- . . ,
him. Piper's face and one hand showed
that he had lieeu in a scrimmage.
Johnson's Account Differs.
When Johnson was taken to police
headquarters he told a story throwing
an entirely different light on the affair.
lie asserted that Piper and other em
ployes of the paper assaulted him twice
and that the infest was due to his suc
ceeding not only in preventing them
from materially injuring him but in
punishing several of his assailants.
" The unwarranted and blackguardly
attacks made by the Oregonian on Mr.
Teal and Mr. Adams, who are friends of
mine," said Mr. Johnson, "aroused my
ire. 1 studied the matter over, without
saying anything to anybody, and con
cluded that something should be done
to protect them personaly. This morn-
TOWN OF WRANGEL ALMOST
WIPED OUT BY BIG FIRE
LOS ANGELES, March 26 A telegram
dated Juneau, Alaska, March 2tith, from
United States District Attorney Boyce
to the Times and the Associated Press,
states the town of Wrangi was almost
FOR MALE ACCOMPLICE
ing I went to the Oregonian office and
saw Mr. Piper, that meeting ending in
the assault ou me.
"I was just leaving the office. I got
I into the elevator and it
; down, when Piper rushed out and called
me hack, saying that he would like to
talk the matter over further. I accom
panied him back to his office. Hardly
had the door closed on me when Piper
and another man attacked me. I thrash
ed both of them.
" When they drew away I walked out
of the office and got on the elevator.
Aftef the elevator started one of them
yelled to the elevator boy to bring it
back. I then got off and started toward
the setps, when four or five, including
Piper, attacked me. The janitor broke
(Continued on page 4)
totally destroyed by fire and appeals for
help for aid for the sufferers. The dis
patch states every store in town was
burned and the total loss is $100,000.
The customs hou?e was saved.