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COBTAIililS, BENTON COTTNTT, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, laoi.
VOL. XXX VIII. NO. 42.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
Comprehensive Review of the Important
Happenings of the Past Week Presented
in a Condensed Form Which Is Most
Likely , to Prove of Interest to Our Many
Child instantly killed on the West
Caleb Powers' second trial opened
Two. Negro murderers were hanged
Colombian rebels fired on a British
steamer at Tumaco.
Shamrock will remain in America
and race next summer.
Galveston . was visited by another
bad rain and wind storm.
The great Aspen tunnel on the
Union Pacific is completed.
General Chaffee sends the list of
casualties in Samar massacre.'
Residents of Utah begin a war of
- extermination on desert horses .
Four trainmen were killed in a
wreck on the New York Central.
Sensation was sprung in the trial of
ex-Chief Justice. Scott, of Washing
Delano stamp mill at Boulder,
Colo., destroyed by fire. Loss $100,
A sheriff's wife in Indiana died from
the effects of fright when a mob at
tacked the jail. '
The announcement of the accession
of the new Ameer of Afghanistan was
. received quietly.
Charles Hartsell, of Colorado, ap
pointd secretary of Porto Kico.
Time of payment of the ransom of
- Miss atone, the missionary, has been
- extended one month.
Roosevelt will be asked to end the
South African war by American sym
pathizers of the Boers. .
Lord Pauncelote will soon join
Secretary Hay. to put the finishing
touches to a canal treaty. .
Governor Rogers, of Washington,
will not interfere in behalf of James
G. Green, convicted of murder.
Ohio woman is suspected to have
. murdered 14 people. . Sir Thomas
Lip ton will try again for the Ameri
Ameer of Afganistan is dead. Eng
land is much disturbed over the news,
as it will encourage the Boers to pro
long the war.
Captain Connell had been warned
of the Balangiga plot.
There is intense feeling against in
surgents in army circles.
A sensational kidnaping case is re
ported from Philadelphia.
Czolgosz' work was praised at a
meeting of London anarchists.
The state " department urged the
American Mission board to raise the
ransom for Miss Stone. .
King Edward is suffering, from
Serious riots occurred at the Hun
Kitchener attacks the British gov
ernment's war policy. .
Sugar trust makes a deep cut in
Flanagan broke the hammer-throwing
record at Louisville.
Columbia won the third race and
the series from the Shamrock.
. The speedy collapse of the Boer re
sistance is expected by the British
Sunday-closing movement in Lewis
- county, Wash., declared at an end by
the reformers. '
Members of the Macedonian com
mittee were implicated in the abduc
tion of Miss Stone. .
Banker Bush, of aalem, hies new
- and stronger charges against ex-State
. Treasurer Metscham
Martial law will be declared at Cape
In attacks on two British forts 250
Boers were killed.
Anarchist Johann Most was dis
charged from custody.
President appointed Col.-Wm. H.
Bisbee a brigadier general of the regu
. lar army. , ,
The Teamsters' and Longshore'
men's . strike at San Francisco has
The Industrial commission has is
sued a report on labor legislation at
home and abroad. , - ,
Boers attacked Kekewich's camp
near Pretoria and were repulsed, with
heavy loss on both sides. -
Harrowing details were connected
with the slaughter of Americans in
Samar. The president of Balangiga
led the assault in person. A heavy
force is being sent to punish the
Accordng to the anthropologist, Al
fredo Nicefore, a North Italian differs
less from a German than he does
from a Cicillian. . .
At a historic place not far from
Albany, N. Y.'; a certain young man
who is fond of having his name ap
pear wherever it will be seen, care
fully carved his initials, which hap
pened to be "A. S."" Some mean per
son wrote directly under it, "Two-
thirds of the truth. " -
INTENSE COLD OF WINTER.
Commander Randall Says Troops Deteriorate
in the Climate.
Washington, Oct. 10. The war de
partment has made public the annual
report of Brigadier General George
M. Randall, commanding the depart
ment of Alaska. General Baudall
lay 8 much stress on the rigors of an
Alaskan winter. The cold he says is
intense and continues so from No
vember to April, with severe and fre
quent blizzards. There is no dock
age for ocean vessels at the supply
port, Fort St. Michael, and all sup
plies must be lightered from ships in
the open. If the weather is rough
the work ol lightering becomes im
possible. General Bandall says that . the
most important work in the depart
ment, after providing for the housing
and supply of troops, was that of con
structing the military telegraph line
and military road through Alaska.
The total length of the line construct
ed up to August 15 was about ,400
' The work is being pushed as fast
as'possible, and by the close of navi
gation this year it is hoped that tel
egraphic communication between
Fort St. Michael and Fort Gibbons,
420 miles distant, will have been established.-
The constructing" of these
lines, Genera Bandall says, is attend
ed with many dicffiulties peculiar
to an Arctic climate.
Owing to the isolation of army posts
and to the lack of facilities for in
struction in drill and for convening
court-martial, General Bandall says,
troops left to serve there for several
years must deteriorate in military effi
ciency. He, therefore, recommends
that troops stationed in Alaska be
relieved every two years, and that
only men with more than two years
to serve be ordered there." In con
clusion General Bandall says : "The
location of department headquarters
in Alaska for the past year is be
lieved to have had. a pronounced ben
eficial effect toward the protection
of person and property and the estab
lishment of good order in the terri
tory. This has been accomplished
without friction with the civil au
thorities, and in harmony, it is
thought, with the sentiment of all
law-abiding and self-respecting citi
RANSOM TO BE PAID.
Money for Miss Stone's Release to be Ad
vanced by United States.
Paris, Oct. 10. A letter received by
the Havas agency from Salonica,
dated October 6, says : . - -
"The American consul here has
just received orders to make the ar
rangements with the van (governor)
for the payment of the ransom of
Miss Stone. The United States will
advance the money, afterwards set
tling with Turkey.
Ihe iurkish authorities have
made numerous arrests am one the
Bulgarian population, without dis
tinction of religion, and nearly all
have been put to torture in the hope
of abstracting information. A prison-
named Dimtri said an under-
tanding existed between the protes-
tants and the Macedoonian commit
tee, and that Miss Stone was even
acting in concert with them with
the view of obtaining funds for a
political-religious propaganda. These
declarations, wrung from Dimitri un
der torture, are valueless. What is
certain is that the captain of the
band designated for the payment of
the ransom a place in the proximity
of the Roumanian frontier, which
proves that he hopes to escape the
Turkish police, and that the Bulga
rian police do not cause him anxiety.
ihe condition of affairs is shown
by the fact that five or six bands of
brigands of 12 to 15 men each have
become so bold - between Strumitza
and Knprili that - the -officials of the
Oriental railroad have requested the
military authorities' to reinforce the
troops guarding the track and
CZOLGOSZ NOT TO BE SEEN.
Assassin Will Gain No Notoriety While in
.. , ' Prison.
Albany, - Oct. 10. State Superin
tendent of Prisons Collins has given
orders that Cozlgosz, the murderer of
Presient McKmley, must not be the
subject of noteriety while in Auburn
prison awaiting electrocution. He
must not be seen, and visitors must
not be permitted to enter any part of
the prison where knowledge, might be
gained of his location. The warden
of the prison has been instructed to
miorm me guaras ana otner em
ployes of the prison that the divulg
ing ot any - information concerning
him or his doings will be considered
a grave breach of discipline, and will
be dealt with accordingly. ' a
Working in Wrecked Mine. -
Victoria, B. C, Oct. 10. Work
has been resumed in the tunnel at the
extension mines this morning, a com
mittee of miners having inspected it
and reported it to be free from gas
and damp. It will be some time be
fore they are able to open portions of
the mine in which the bodies are.
Charged With Train Wrecking.
Middlesboro, Ky., Oct. 10. A wreck
on the Louisville & Nashville rail
road at Wasola,Ky.,seven miles north
of here, last night, resulted - in the
death of Engineer James Schumate,
of Middlesboro. James Hale, a brake
man, was perhaps - fatally injured.
The wreck was caused by a cross-tie
being placed on - the track. A man
was arrested at Wasola charged with
the crime. - -v-..
NEWS OF THE STATE
TEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Im
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many Industries
""Throughout Our Thriving Commonwealth
Latest Market Report .
A tower has been built for the new
fire bell at Elgin.
The Independence school district
has voted to maintain a high sochol.
Oregon's woo! exhibit took first
prize at the Pan-American exposition.
The Baker City electric light plant
will be equipped with a new dyna
A John Day correspondent says that
the bridge at Beech Creek collapsed
last Monday. . v
Railroads announce that their fu
ure policy will be the industrial devel
opment ui vreguii.
- Oregon postoffice returns for the
fiscal year Bhow a marked increase
over the previous year. ;
Edward Everett Young urges a
special session . of the legislature
to act on the Lewis and Clark centen
nial. ' . '
It is reported from Prineville that
the farm residence of J. S. McMeen,
near Lamonta, was burned recently,
with all of the contents excepting a
few minor articles. The building
was almost new. - ,
Several . Chinese pheasants have
been driven into the city from the
country around Albany. D. A. Kirk-
patrick caught' one under a bush, and
Mr. A. J. Hodges captured one in
the alley near his house.
The light testing plant of the Ash
land Oil company, at work south of
town, has" been having its Bhare of
difficulties, and last Monday encoun
tered some boulders that put the tools
out of order for several hours.- -
General prosperity is reported from
the Grand Konde valley. ,
Chinese pheasants are unusua lly
plentiful in Linn county.
Farmers about . Salem refuse to'sell
wheat at 45 cents a bushel.
The business portion of Gresham
was almost wiped out by fire.
Rich strikes are becoming frequent
in the Cable Cove district.
A Roaeburg Chinaman has had
both legs amputated below the knee,
A drunken man was robbed of $400
. the depot waiting room at Rose-
Hops about Woodburn are begin
ning to move freely at about 10 cents
per pound. . - -
Astoria has not school room enough
to accommodate her increased school
population. , -
Placer miners on Hungry creek
near Grants Pass make from $5 to
$10 per day. , -
Great interest is manifested by Cm
atilla farmers in the fair to be held
The men who robbed the dining
car at Koseburg have been arrested
in San Francisco.
At the government fish hatchery on
the Clackamas over 240,000 salmon
eggs were taken in one day.
Portland Markets. ' .
Wheat Walla Walla, nominal
5353c; bluestem, 64c; valley, 54.
J) lour best grades, Z.ba3.00 per
barrel: graham, $2.b0.
Oats Old, 90a$l per cental.
Barley Feed, $15 15.50: brewing,
$16.00 per ton. -
Millstuffs Bran, $17 18; mid
dlings, $2021; shorts, $19 20; chop,
Hay Timothy. $U13; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $56 per
ton. : ..
Butter Fancy creamery, 25 27 o
dairy. I8zuc; store, izia per
Eggs storage ZUc; fresh Z32dc,
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12 W
13c; Young America, 13 ) 14c per
pound. - -
Poultry Cnickens, mixed, $3.UU
4.00: hens, $4.004.50; dressed, J
11c per pound; springs, $2.00 3. 50
per dozen; ducks, $3 for old; $3.00
4. 00 tor young; geese, SB per
dozen; turkeys, live, Izloc; dressed,
1012)c per pound.
Mutton Lambs, ilic, cross
dressed, 66Jc per pound ;- sheep.
$3.SSa, gross; dressed, be per lb.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $66.25
light, $4.79a; dressed, 77c per
pound.- : -
Veal Small. 89o: large.
7Wc per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $3.oO4.00
cows and heifers, $3. 00(g 3. 50; dressed
beef, 64oj4o per pound.
Hops 869o per pound.
Wool Valley, llal3&c; Eastern
Oregon, 8 12 c; mohair, 2021c.per
Potatoes $1$1. 15 per sack.
The Seine is 407 miles in length
and during the lower part of its course
frequently attains a width of a mile.
Next in cost to the war of the re
bellion was the i ranco-Prussian war
in 1870. It cost in round numbers
There 'are hints from Paris of the
return of the once fashionable fervon
iere a jewel to be worn: on the fore
head and held in place either by
velvet band or a fillet of gold.
BLOODY FIGHT AT A CHURCH.
Family Feud Causes the Death of Four Men
More Trouble Expected.
Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 9. In a
bloody fight at the Union Baptist
church, at Big Springs, 10 miles
from Tazewell, Tenn., four men were
killed, two mortally wounded,, and
three wounded less seriously.
There was preaching at the church
and about 600 people gathered there.
ust before the - 1 o'clock service
began, Tip Chadwell went to the
spring, 50 yards from the church.
Rush Morgan was there at the
spring, and began firng at Chadwell.
Both factions lmraedately gathered,
and the fight lasted half an hour.
Sheriff Jones attempted to arrest Asa
Chadwell, who resisted. Both Brook
and Asa Chadwell are wounded. -
The feud between the Morgans and
Chadwells has existed a long time.
Last Christmas they met at Walnut
Hills, Va., when a pitched battle
ensued, in which several were killed.
Eighteen months ago they met near
the Hancock line. Fighting followed
and one was killed. I Both the Chad-
wells and Morgans are prosperous and
influential, and have large families
and-all their members are fearless.
Report of a Second Clash.
Middlesboro, Ky., Oct. 9. ,A re
port reached here tonight by way of
Tazewell, Tenn., that a second clash
between the Chadwell and Morgan
factions had occurred late this after
noon, but the story is unconfirmed.
At noon, when a horseman arrived
here from Ewing, Va., five miles from
big Springs, no more trouble had
occurred, although the feeling was
at tension. Both factions were barri
caded in their Homes, and were
armed to the teeth. Many believe
theyjtre waiting for darkness to re
new the trouble. Two members of
each faction came to Cumberland
Gap today and secured a large supply
of ammunition. ;
DOOMED TO THE GALLOWS.
Governor Rogesr Declares Emphatically That
He Win Not Interfere.
Olympia, Wash., Oct. 9. James
G. Green, who is under sentence of
death for" the murder of E. C. Ben
lamin, in Skamania ' county, last
March, need not base any hopes on
commutation of his sentence by
Governor Rogers. The governor made
that clear-this afternoon when he in
formed a ' newspaper . correspondent
that he would not interfere-in the
carrying out of the execution of the
prisoner. iSirorts have been made
to induce the governor to save Green
irom tne ganows. two weeks ago
two ministers, members of the Meth
odist Episcopal conference, held in
this city, called on the governor and
asked him if a petition for executive
clemency would be ot any avail. The
governor was emphatic in stating
that he wouldn't interfere.
In the past it has been the custom
where the trial judge and prosecuting
attorney asked for a commutation.
for the governor to grant it,but in the
case of Green the governor said today
that even if the judge who tried Green
and the attorney who prosecuted him
were to loin in a petition for Clemen
cy, it would not be granted. "It was
a wintui murder, and there were no
extenuating circumstances, and I will
not under any circumstances inter
fere," said the governor.
ALASKA POSTAL STATION.
Northermost Office in the World Established
At Point Barrow. .
Washington, Oct. 8. Postoffice In
spector John P. Clum has returned
from a trip of inspection through
Alaska: He has reported to the de
partment that the service generally
is in excellent condition, more par
ticularly in the Yukon valley, where
the various towns have a mail service
of once a week in each direction. He
established the northernmost post-
office in the United States and what
is probably . the northernmost " post-
office in the world. This is at -Point
Barrow, where Be v.; Dr. H. Rich
mond Marsh, the missionary at the
little settlement, was appointed post
master. This place, where the north
ernmost newspaper in the world is
published onee a year, will receive
the mails once a year by the united
States revenue outter. Heretofore,
the few whites in the vicinity have
bad to send for their mail 700 miles,
and often much further. :
' For a Constitutional Convention. ",
New Haven. ; Conn.. Oct.. 9. The
rjeople of Connecticut, today voted
for a constitutional convention, the
maionty being over 21,000. They
also voted in favor of two specific con
stitutional amendments, deciding to
elect state officers by a plurality vote
instead of a majority, and in favor of
an increase in senatorial representa
tion. In the little town elections, in
182 of the 168 towns, the Republicans
carried 112 towns, tne .Democrats 4d,
seven towns being missing.
' Missing Texas Editor Found Insane.
New York, Oct. 9. Luther S. Bed
ford, the Southern editor who failed
to keep an engagement with Rev. Dr.
Parkhurst, and. who disappeared in
this city, causing his relatives apd
friends considerable anxiety, has been
found by John Gitterman,a New York
attorney. Mr. Gitterman made the
technical complaint that Mr. Bedford
is mentally irresponsible. -
HIT BRITISH SHIP
COLOMBIAN REBELS FEAR NOT
THE ENGLISH FLAG.
The British Cruiser Icarus Leaves Panama,
Probably For Tumaco, to Investigate the
Incident The Situation on ihe Isthmus
is Ucnhanged and Quiet No Freight Ac
cepted at Tumaco.
Colon, Colombia, Oct. 10. (Previ
ous cabling of this matter prevented).
A force of Liberals numbering at
least 250 attacked Morro island, com
manding the entrance to the port of
Tumaco, September 24. The island
had all along been garrisoned with
less than 100 troops, well supplied
with arms and ammunition and com
missary stores, " including more than
150 head of cattle and other provis
ions in proportion. The landing
was effected before daybreak by means
Ssimultaneously . the island was
stormed from the other end by Lib
erals on the mainland. Morro island
is surrounded by shallow sand banks,
and the only means of approaching
lumaco is by the narrow river which
is within easy range of the island.
The British steamer Quito, bound
from Guayaquil for Panama, and touch
ing at ports between, anchored off
Morro island the night of September
26, and weighing anchor at daybreak
started up the stream toward Tumaco,
The rebels fired a shot across her
bows. Suspecting the situation she
immediately turned, but rifle shots
and one cannon continued to be fired
at her, the former striking her several
times, and the latter once, making a
hole right through her above the
water mark, though the damage in
other respects was slight. The Quito
then steamed to the farthest point
the tide would permit and again an
chored. The firingwas now resumed,
but it ceased after a few moments, the
Liberals having discovered the im
prudence of their action.
It is significant that shortly after
the Quito incident became known the
British ship Icarus left Panama for
destination not made public, but
presumably Tumaco. The steamship
gents have been officially notified not
to accept freight at the port. -
Ihe situation on the isthmus is
unchanged and quiet.
Outrages on British Subjects.
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 10. The
newspapers, here print a number of
letters from Bocas del Toro and other
ports of Colombia, complaining of
outrages on British subjects, includ
ing women. Strong appeals are
made to the government to send a
warship for their protection, and
also to demand compensation.
Over 100 refugees have arrived here
About Half the Paisengers Arriving Can
Neither Read Nor Write.
Washington, Oct. 10. The annual
eport of Thomas Fitch, commission
er of immigration at New York, has
been received at the treasury depart
ment. The report shows that the
number of aliens who arrived during
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901,
was 453,496. There were also 113,-
056 citizens of the United States who
arrived from abroad. From a com
parison of the steerage immigration
for the last two years it is shown that
nearly 30,000 of the increase of last
year over the year before was in the
immigration from Southern. Italy
alone. The number of returning
alien residents stands at 10 6 per cent
of the - total immigration. In the
amount of money brought per capita
there appears to be an appreciable in
crease over last year, but the report
says: ' .
The conclusion unfortunately is
unavoidable that our immigration is
constantly increasing in illiteracy.
Not only are we drawing more and
more from the countries were illiteracy
is high but.-also the immigrants
themselves are showing higher per
centages of illiteracy. Nearly one'
half of our steerage immigrants now
present an illiteracy of from 40 to
over 50 per cent."
Residence of Claus Spreckels Robbed.
San Francisco, Oct. 10. The resi
dence of Claus Spreckels, corner of
Clay St. and Van. Ness avenue, was en
tered by burglars last evening. They
forced a rear window while the family
were at dinner, went upstairs and
gathered in .jewelry amonnting in
value to fully $5,000. Not until late
at night was the loss discovered. No
clew to the burglars was found. .
; Gold Dust Robbery.
Seattle, Oct. 9. A $2,500 gold dust
robbery was committed on the Yukon
steamer White Horse on her-, last voy
age up the Yukon from Dawson. The
treasure was owned by Dr. P. D,
Carper, who arrived in Seattle today
irom the north. "- lfie dust was a por
tion, ot a $zd,uuu shipment. -
-" -. A Barroom Murder.
. Price, Utah, Oct .10. Peter Fran
cis was shot and killed at his ranch
last night 40 miles from here by
Dave Russell, stage driver. Bad feel
ing has existed between tho two for
some time. The killing occurred in
a barroom. Those present have ho
reliable story to tell, as the lights went
out when the trouble began and all
was confusion "until the shooting had
all been done. - .
FOUR TRAINMEN KILLED
Rear-End Collision of Freight Trains on the
Xbgansport, Ind.. Oct. 8. Four
Panhandle trainmen met death near
Onward, 14 miles southeast of here
a rear-end collision of freight
trains, the bodies of three being taken
out badly mutilated and the fourth
being almost entirely consumed by
During the night, Conductor Wea
ver, in charge of the second section
of train No. 79, an engine and two
cabooses, left Hartford City for Lo
gansport. In the rear caboose were
Galbreath, Brosius and Greely, who
had been working on the gravel train
at Hartford City and who were en
route to this city to spend Sunday
with their families. They were all
asleep when the train stopped near
Onward to make up steam. The
flagman was sent out to watch for the
third section, from the east, and no
danger was thought of until the train
loomed up too close for any to escape
except Weaver, who jumped and got
off uninjured. The third section.
with Engineer Tohn Patterson, had
attained a high Tspeed, and when it
struck the rear caboose the engine
reared into the air, turned clear
around and came down on its side in
the ditch, smashing a number of
cars into kindling wood and burning
in the debris the sleeping trainmen
and the fireman.
EXCITEMENT AT PUEBLO.
Frequent Murderous Assaults Upon Women
Pueblo, Colo., Gvt. 8. This city
in great excitement over a series
of murderous assaults upon women
and girls. From what can be learned
they seem to have been committed
by the same person, a Negro or a very
dark white man with his face black
ened. Last night ' Mrs. J. P. Hen
derson was a victim, being half killed
with a club while alone in her home,
the assailant having induced her to
admit him by pretending he had a
telegram. He stole a revolver when
he departed.' Later, a girl in a fam-
ly named Hamilton was terribly
choked by a man who had forced his
way in. He left on the bed where the
girl had been sleeping, the same re
volver stolen at the other place. Mrs.
Hickey, who was struck down while
riding a bicycle two nights ago is
still at the point of death with a frac
tured skull and can give no clear ac
count of what occurred. Two very
young girls have recently been victims
.QLassauIts of the most atrocious des
cription. In another case a Negro
who seized a youne lady on the
porch of her home, was chased two
blocks by a young man who came
out, but escaped. The police have
been unable to get any definite infor
mation. Report comes late tonight
of another case, which is now being
INSPECTION IS FAULTY.
Engineering Experts Report on Condition of
New York, Oct. 8. District attor
ney Philbin has made public the re
port of Edwin Duryea and Joseph
Mayer, the special engineering experts
appointed by him to look into the
condition of the Brooklyn bridge after
the breaking of several suspender rods
and suspender bands July 24 last.
These experts were appointed to
make this report with a view to pre
senting the matter to the grand jury,
if it should be found that the bridge
department had been negligent. The
experts found that the inspection of
the structure, as maintained by the
bridge department is faulty, but that
the bridge is now practically as strong
as when completed. Une trouble is
that the moving loads which cross
the bridge have increased bo rapidly
that the structure must be strength
ened, ihe accident ot July zi is
found to have been due to the wind
pressure blowing against the plat
form cars, causing a pressure trans
verse to the bridge, thus causing the
rods to bend. Had careful inspection
been maintained, the ' bending and
breaking would have been prevented
ihe experts maintain that the in
spection of the brigde should be done
by engineers, and not by mechanics,
as at present. They find that the
safety of the bridge can be increased
by remedying the certain defects in
-the design., They hasten to say, how
ever, that they do not criticise' the
designer, and call attention to the
fact that since his structure was de
signed, great advancement has been
made in such work.
Rev. McCammish Exonerated.
Carbondale, 111., Oct. 8. The coro
ners' jury summoned to , inquire into
the kitting of John C. Brown on the
streets of this city yesterday, ren
dered a verdict last night, exonerat
ing Kev. Joseph Mcuammisn, who
shot- him. Brown, jealous of the
preacher, attacked him with a knife
on the public square, but McCam
mish, who had been told that Brown
had threatened to kill him, was armed
and shot his assailant thiough the
lung. ' " ' .-
No Mining in Siberia. '
Seattle, Oct. 8. D. Eveanhoff, a
representative of the Russian govern
ment, who has returned from a trip
of inspection to Nome and Siberia,
states that American miners will
be strictly prohibited - from either
mining on their own account or work
ing for wages, in Siberia. ' He also
states that next spring the treasury
department of . the Russian govern
ment will patrol .the Siberian coast
with revenue steamers. '
A VEEY SHE DEVIL
OHIO WOMAN CHARGED WITH
Lit Includes Four Husbands, Five Children
and One Sister All the' Deaths Are
Strangely Alike and Arc Believed to
Have Been Caused by Arsenic and Cop.
Dayton, Ohio, Oct 9. Mrs. J. A.
Witmer.a widow residing in this city,"
has been arrested by the police at the
instigation of the coroner, and is held
a prisoner at the central station
pending an investigation into very
Mrs.Witmer, the police say, is sus
pected of 14 murders,he list includ
ing four husbands, five children, one
sister and four members of different
families in which she was employed
The last supposed victim was her
sister, Mrs. Anna Pugh. who died a
week ago under mysterious circum
stances. An autopsy performed at
the request of Mrs. Witmer's mother,
who came here from Detroit, is said to
have disclosed the presence of arsenic!
and copperas poisoning in the stom
ach. Following closely upon the
death of her first husband. FrpH
Schweeer. came, accordi
department data, the death of two
children. The second husband dirl
suddenly several years after the mar
riage, and three children of this mar
rage died in rapidj succession. The
third husband of Mrs. Wit. TYiov Tiro a
William Stowe.who died at Middleton
unaer symptoms, it is stated, of arsenic
poisoning. Mr. Stowe's death created
a sensation, and was thn tuition, nlm
inverstigation by the coroner. It
was snoruy alter Mr. Ktowe's death
that Mrs.Witmer came to Davton.
She afterward assumed the duties of
housekeeper for Charles K. Keller, a
widower. Keller died snrlrlenlv anH
the information since cainerl hv f.ho
coroner concerning Keller's death is
All,' -1 .
wiai ms au ment was similar to that
of a person affected by poison. She
next acted as housekeeper for John A.
Wenz. an East End rimccnat. Wan.
died in September one year ago. The
doctors attributed his -death to blood
poisoning, but now tell the coroner
that they were dissatisfied with their
diagnosis at the time. Two months
before Mr. Wenz's death his 4-year
old son died suddenly. Mrs. Stowe
next resided with a Mr. and Mrs.
Gabler. on Best Ht.ret-f. TtivaiaiHo
There two persons died suddenly and
tne coroner now says their sickness
was of the nature of arsenic poison
Her last husband. A.J.Witmer. Hied
last April. In each instance death
was Somewhat sudden, nnrl the raws
were all strangely alike.
The prisoner is 47 years of age and
formerly lived in Middleton, this state.
oi. .1 . . :. ...
one nas two sons in the Philip
pines, and a sister, it is stated, in a
New York asylum. No conceivable
motive for the suspcted crimes has
been disclosed. Drugs which were
found in the house occupied by Mrs.
Witmer are in the nnsKesuinn nf the
police and will be examined.
A DASTARDLY CRIME.
Boy Tied Up In a Bag and Allowed to Suf
focate. New York. Oct: 9 The hnAv nf
Albert Robinson, a 6-year-old boy,
wno lived with his mother, a mulatto
woman, at 300 West Twetnty-first
Street. WAR fniinrf t.hia mrtrnirnf in oil
area way at 361 West Twenty-second
street, tiea up witn his clothes in a
burlap bag. The coroner's physicians
made an autopsy on the boy's body
this afternoon, and found that death
was due to asphyxiation. They found
a quantity of alcohol in the stomach
and serious lacerations of the lower
part of the abdomen. The physicians
pronounced it one of the most das
tardly of crimes. Alonzo Watson, a
waiter, whose mother is janitress of
the tenement where the boy lived,
was arrested and sent to the Tombs
under $5,000 bail on suspicion. '
lonignt the police arrested Harry
Trieder, white, and William De
Lyons, a Negro, on suspicion of being
connected with the murder of the boy.
Captain Monihan gave it as his
opinion that the murder was com
mitted in the rooms occupied by Trie
der and De Lyons.
Eighty People Killed In Church Row.
London, Oct. 9. In Pavlouka, a
town of 4,000 inhabitants, 120 miles
from Kharkoff, says a dispatch to the
Standard from Moscow, a quarrel be
tween Sunists and Orthodox church
people led to a free fight. The Rus
sian church was wrecked. Eighty
people were killed. The police were
powe. less, and troops were sent from
Kharkoff to restore order. The Rus
sian priests escaped with the valuable
sacred images and also the altar vest
A Half-Million Fire.
Arkansas Citv. Ark.. Oot. '
destructive fire occurred in this city
this afternoon, - completely consum
ing the Pepicke-Leicht Lumber com
pany's immense yard,' containing
4,000,000 feet of seasoned cotton wood'
lumber ready for the market and six:
cars belonging to the Missouri Pacific
Railway company. The loss is esti
mated at nearly $500,000, mostly cov
ered by insurance, -' "