Heppner gazette. (Heppner, Morrow County, Or.) 1892-1912, August 09, 1892, Image 4

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And Followed Approved
I'he Express Car Was Blown to
Messenger Thrown Against the Root and
Supposed to Be Dangerously
Frksno, Cul., Aug. 4 Last night at
12 o'clock the south bound train, due at
Fresno at 12:10, waa held up. It was a
most daring and successful robbery by
three highwaymen. Others may have
been interested, but were not in eight.
The train left lioea ten minutea behind
time, and it waa the intention of the
engineor simply to slow down ut Collia
a sufficient time to allow the conductor
to report at the telegraph ollice. A
longer Btop waa made than originally in
tended. Two men came from behind a
pile of croaH ties, and, in a etooping
position, ran to the train and mounted
it near the engine. The train waa barely
under headway. A passenger mentioned
the circumstance to a brakoniau, who
made the remark: "Guess they were
tramps, and would ride no further than
"When the train reached the switch
between here ami Collia, about six
miles out from that place and eight
miles distant from Fresno, it came to a
sudden halt. This was just after the
brakeinun announced, "The noxt stop
will be F'rosno,' and the passengers who
were awako at once suspected some
thing was wrong. If there was any
doubt about the matlur in a fow seconds
it had vanished lor the explosion of
bombs, the discharge of firearms and
the ringing whistle of rille bullets
aroused everyone to reali.j that a train
robbery waa being onacted.
Upon mounting the tender, the rob
bers informed Knginoor Phillips that
they would run the train for a few min
utes and covering him and the lireman
with arms compelled the unexpected
stop. When the train stopped thoy
proceeded in a vory deliberate manner
to Bocure tho booty. The engineer and
fireman wero previously searched ami
no danger apprehended from them and
when Phillips jumped from the cab and
ran into tho darkness no attention was
paid to him. The robbers simply
placed a stick of dynamite on the pis. on
rod of the locomotivo and exploded it.
Taking tho lireman, who is nothing
more than a boy, in front of thorn, they
began marching back toward the ex
press car, firing guns along the train to
intimidate the passengers. When the
express cur waa reached, u stick of giant
powdor was placed oil the hUI oi each
door and oxploded wrecking the car gen
erally, breaking t .roo doors, blowing a
hole in the roof, scattering the contents
ill every direction and badly stunning
tho niossengei', (ieorge II. Uob'its,
whose right shoulder was dislocated by
the force with which it threw him
against the side of the car.
As soon us Huberts could recover his
faculties ho stuck his head through the
open door to announce that he gave U
when ho was greeted with the command :
"Come out of there."
Tho robbera then went into the car
made him open the safe, and took three
sacks of coin. Kuch carried one, while
the fireman waa made to carry the other
buck towards Collis for about a quarter
of a mile. It is thought the sum taken
will range from $10,001) to Jf 1:5,001). One
safo on Ihe express car was not touched
and therefore the loss is not as large as
it might have noon.
It took the engineer ipiite a while to
put the locomotive in running order and
the stop at Collia altogether waa of
about M minutes' duration. The rob
bers, howovor, wero not engaged in their
work for more than 15 minutea. Throe
robbera were seen, although more may
have been engaged in tho work.
Tho rubbers masked and completely
disgtiisod, boarded tho express car and
covering l.ouia Huberts, the messenger,
with double barreled shotguns, ordered
him to open Wells, Furgo A Company's
safe. Koborts set about doing this,
iie was so excited and nervous that ho
forgot the combination and so informed
his cuptors, who thereupon struck him
a hoavy blow on tho head with u gun,
and threatened to kill him if he did not
immediately open tho safe. With
trembling hands he did so and they
took out tho sacks of coin.
When the desperadoes oxploded tho
first cartridge on tho engine, the
passengers popped thoir heads out of
the windows to seo what was doing, but
they drew them back again when thoy
heard pistol bullets and buckshot whis
tling past their oars. A panic ensued,
biiu mo pussengers maue a waa scram
ou uouer tne eais o Keep out ot range
o flying missiles. 1 ho express car was
shattered into atoms by the concussion.
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.uvi. voioj'v ,iiu liiu uainuuas, mo ell
ginoer sent a short dispatch to the depot
in this city announcing that the train
hud boon held up und proceeded slowly
ou his way, tho train arriving hero at
1 :30 a. m. A large crowd waa awaiting
tho arrival of the train at tho depot.
Although only two men appeared to
do tho principal part of the work, it is
believed there wore several confederates
for sovoral buckshot were found im
bedded in the rear passenger coach.
The express messenger sustained u
severe scalp wound, and possibly a frac
ture of one of his ribs, when the door
was blown open. He waa burled against
the roof of the car by the force of the
Fresno., Cal, Aug. 4 The train was
the southbound night expresa leaving
San Francisco at 5:30 p. m. The exaot
sum contained in the messenger's eafe
has not been ascertained but it is
thought to have been between thirty
and fifty thousand dollars. The Dalton
boys are supposed to be in Idaho and it
a conundrum to railroad officials who
were the parties concerned in the rob
bery. Whoever they may be they were
bold in their operations. Several deputy
sheriffs from southern counties of the
State are stated to have been on board
the train, but no resistance waa offered
to the robbers. General Freight Agent
Kmurr, of the Southern Pacific, waa in a
special car with a party of gentlemen
bound East. Messenger George Rob
erts, who was wounded by tho explosion
of a dynamite bomb, was pronounced
by physicians to be seriously injured.
He resides in Lob Angelea.
Fkkbxo, Cal., Aug. 4 There ia no
clue yet this morning as to tho perpe
trators of the robbery of the Southern
I'acitic Express near Collis, which oc
curred a few minutes before midnight
last night. The robbers were four in
number, and after wounding the mes
senger and blowing out the sidea of the
express car with dynamite they made
their escape on horseback. The amount
obtained is said to be between $10,000
and $15,000.
The robbers bombarded the express
car with dynamite bombs. The car was
held by Messenger (ieorge 1). RobertB,
who at the explosion of the ninth dyna
mite bomb, which tore the side of the
car to pieces, was so severely injured
that he could oiler no further resistance.
George D. Roberta, the Wells-Fargo
mesaeuger, bas been in the service ot
the company 14 yeara. He was former
ly messenger on the Arizona division.
He was sitting at his desk making out
way bills when the cars stopped, lie
heard a gunshot and immediately put
out his lights. He then took his rifle
and lay flat on the bottom of the car. In
an instant after this a bomb exploded
at his right door, tl rowing the messen
ger up against the opposite wall, tear
ing his alioes oil' and generally disrobing
him. The shock knocked him senseless
for a few minuteB.
Among the passengers was S. W. Ilol-
lis, representing C. H. Perkins ot Com
pany, of Newark, N. Y. lie made the
following statement : "We left Collis
on time and after we had gone about
seven miles the brakeman came through
the train and announced tho next sta
tion as Fresno. I stopped out on the
platform and heard a bomb explode. I
did not pay particular attention to it at
tho time as I thought it was a railroad
signal torpedo and the belief was con
firmed when the train slowed down and
came to a halt. I went back to my seat
and heard the reports of guns or pistols,
apparently lired at the coaches, and it
created a panic among the passengers.
Th -y got dwn on the floor and under
the seats and between the seats, but the
robbers did not come into the coaches.
There wore eight or nine bombs fired in
all and half dozen or more gun shots."
William Lewis, the lireman, said:
"We wero about six miles east of Collis
when Enginoor Al Phillips and I saw
two men crawling toward us over the
wutor tank. Thoy were heavily armed,
each had a revolver in his belt and a
shotgun hanging from a strap around
his shoulder. 'Hold up your engino,'
d id one of thoni with an oath, and the
other man ordered us to hold up our
hands. Both were pointing revolvers at
us, and wo did as wo were told. After
we were stopped we wero ordered to got
oil' the cab und wore told that we would
not be harmed if we did as they ordered
us. The robbers then gave each of us a
cigar and told us to smoke."
"Hid you smoke?"
"You bet wo did," answered tho fire
man. The engineer was then ordered
to put out the headlight and to go ahead
about a quarter of a mile and wait. He
did so. They made mo get under the
gangplank and then lired sovoral volleys
in order, 1 suppose, to keep anybody in
the cars from venturing out. The rob
bers then left tho engine and went to
the express car. I did not hear them
ask the messenger to open the door, so
far as I know; thoy began throwing
bombs at the car as soon as they got
there, losing no time in parley. 1 saw
only two robbers though aouie say there
was a third.
"Opening the sale and taking tho
treasure they canio down to the engine
with it. 'Come out,' said one of them
to mo, and I camo out. They ordered
mo to help thoni carry tho money some
distance down the truck and hit me on
tho shoulder with tho butt end of their
guns to emphasize it. 1 had to obey and
carried one of tho bugs. There were
three or four in all. I don't
j distinctly remember how many. After
walking several hundred yards thoy
slopped, took the money from mo and
made oil'. 1 can't give a description of
tho robbera tta thoir faces wore entirely
hidden from view bv masks made
from some light cloth. They wore dark
clothes and one had a wide-brimmed hat
and the other a narrow-brimmed one.
They wore determined and talked us if
they mount business and would Btund
no fooling, so we did as we were told."
Engineer Al l'hillipa, on being inter
viewed, said: "Iliad just slowod down
into Collis, for it ia our custom, if noth
ing ia wanted, to keep going, thereby
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Boins in however, 1 noticed a trunk on
tlu) platform, and then 1 mado up niv
milul that 1 had to stop. 1 did so, and
ltin. wait,1(! tu usual time for the sig-
nai to pun out l uoguu growing
impatient. Having looked back
several times 1 was lu the act of turning
my head again when I saw tho tail of a
mau's coat floating in the brceie on the
tender. I told William Lewis that a
tramp hud crawled ou the tender and
was just turning to tell him to put the
tramp off when the first I knew a
medium-sized man with a red calico
mask shoved a shotgun under my nose
and ordered tia to throw up our hands.
I immediately knew w hat was up and
obeyed, for no one on the engine had a
weapon of any kind.
"You get out of herequick " were the
first words of the robber. In the mean
time, however, the second robber had
got inside the cab and was standing
close by heavily armed. He also had a
red mask. I did as commanded and
had just started the train when the
spokesman told me to stop at the first
switch out of Collis, adding that I
knew well where it was. I told
him that I would and then a
short time afterwards the robbers
cooily drew cigars from their pockets,
lighted them and began to smoke. On
slowing down for the switch at Rolinda
the men told me that I and the fireman
inuat accompany them to the express
messenger's car, as that was what they
were after and that neither of us would
be harmed. I waa not afraid of them
but of the expresa mesaeng r whom I
knew was well prepared for re
sistance, and that surely some of
us would be killed. We will
fix him, he said, and then told me I
might remain but that he would take
the fireman along. By this time the
train waa nearly stopped and as the men
stepped out I shot out through
the front gate window and was
soon lost to view in the darkness. I
bad hardly made my exit when three
shots were fired, followed a few seconds
later by the explosion of bombs. What
took place then I could not well discern,
for I thought myself lucky to escape the
numerous shots.
A Pullman porter who was hid in
a safe placo on top of a car got a good
view of the ground outs.de an angle of
the car. He Baw the robbers after
they had secured the express
treasure go to where a num
ber of horaes were standing, he
could not tell how many horses there
were, it being too dark. One man had
a lamp. They did not mount immedi
ately but walked some distance, after
which the light disappeared and noth
ing more could be seen of them.
As soon as news reached Fresno Sher
iff Hensley and a posse started in pur
suit but the robbers have a start of two
hours and a half and it is thought they
are well out of the way. Wells F'argo's
mesaeuger claims the amount of money
taken will not exceed $1,000.
Engineer Phillips states that be
knows the Dalton boys and that neither
of those he aaw belong to that family of
Heavy Death Kate lu
free null mis
KU4l I
Sr. Pktkrsiiuro, July 27 According
to an official bulletin there have been
2055 cases of cholera and 1172 deaths oc
curred in the infested districts of Russia
on the 22nd and 23rd. It is feared chol
era will soon appear here if the warm
weather continues. The death rate
along the Volgo is greater than sup
posed. Saratofl Listock, reports 262
deaths in SaratolF ou the 14th. Trade
along the Volga is at a standstill.
Vienna, July 27 The preventative
measures ordered entorced in Western
Russia have not been executed owing
to the prevailing panic, although the
cuoiera uas appeared atEkaterine, Stav,
Odessa and other places. The arrange
ments for tho great military manoeuvres
near Charokolf have been cancelled.
Large quantities of disinfectants have
arrived at Constantinople for the
Caucuses, but cannot proceed, owing to
the fact that no ship can be chartered
in Kuasiau ports. All ports on the Si a
of Azof are affected with cholera. It is
expected the disease will soon appear in
the Western Crimea.
Washington, 1). C, July 27 As a
precautionary measure againat the in
troduction of cholera, Secretary Tracy
has directed collectors of customs along
the eeaboard to prohibit the lauding of
emigrants from France.
Kalu aud Hail lsuib Great Ujiuare
Killed by Lightning.
St. 1'aul, July 27 The rainatorm
which began laat evening lasted until
morning. It demoralized Btreet traffic
and it his not all been restored yet.
Cellars were flooded, sidewalks washed
away, streets torn up. i'or the 24 hours
ending at 4 a. m. the aggregate rain
full is nearly eight inches in Minneapolis
and nearly five inches here.
Hudson, Wis., July 27 A most de
structive wind and rain storm visited
this aection laat night laeting 12 hours.
It was almost a cloudburst, cellars were
Hooded with much damage to goods,
crops were almost totally destroyed in
the surrounding country and much
stock waa killed by lightning. Advices
from other points are to the same efloct.
John Warren, a frrmer living near New
Uichmond, waa killed by lightning.
All trains aro delayed bv the waahnuta
Madrid, July 27 The city of Oviedo
was visited by an unprecedented hail
storm. Hailstones covered streets to a
depth of several inches. The roofs of a
number of houses were broken in. Goods
on exhibition at the fair wore carried
away by tho overflow of the river. The
people are panic stricken. Great dam
age was done in the surrounding coun
try. IJktkoit, July 27 The intonse heat in
this auction waa broken at noon by a
terrific thunder storm over the south
eastern portion of the State. The ther
mometer stood at !U degrees and fell
22 degrees.
Chicago, July 27 The si;ual service
predicts a fall of t5 degrees in the next
24 hours. The weather today is four
degrees cooler than yesterday, with a
brisk breeze blowing.' Up to 1 o'clock
there had been Id deaths from sun-
stroke, partly the result of yesterday's
heat and 23 prostrations.
General Wheaton May Come Here.
Santa Fk, X. M., July 28 General
McCook of department of Arizona, and
Ueueral F:. Cur, recently promoted, are
now in Washington in conference with
the secretary of war and reports are cur
rent at Fort Marchy that important
transfers soon occur. It is said General
McCook will bo assigned to the depart
ment of Texas, General Wheaton going
lo the dopartuientoi Columbia, and that
General Carr w ill bo given command of
the department of Arizona and author
ized to remove department headquar
ters from Loa Angeles to Santa Fe.
Price of Coal Advanced.
Piiiladkli-iiia, Aug. I Beginning to- '
day the price of coal is advanced 15 i
cents at the mines by the Reading and
Pennsylvania railroadB, making the rates !
as follows: Egg, $2.65; stove, $2.75:1
chestnut, $2.65. This makes an increase '
ui auuui ou cents since tne urst of the
year. As the circular prices were ex-
.v.io.toir vui. uuui vue meaning com
bination formed, tho retail dealers who
uuve not cuangeu tneir onees to enarnm.
era for some time are expected to add
about ftO cents to present quotations.
Frightful Work of a Volcino lu Hie
South Hens.
Victoria, July 30 The Canadian
Pacific steamship Empress of Japan
brings details of the terrible volcanic
eruption of the Gunong Aroo volcano on
Sangir, which lies on a chain of islands
connecting the northern arm of Celebes
with Minando, in the Phillipines. The
western coast of Sangir is washed by the
Celebes aea, the Molucca passage being
on the east. The crater of Gunong Aroo
is situated in latitude 3 dog. '.'' min.
north, longitude 125 deg. 29 min. east,
distant from Ternat210 miles, from Men
ado 14 miles and from Gorontalo 240
miles. At 6:10 p.m., June 7, Gunong
Aroo withoutthe slightest warning broke
out with several loud reports, and from
this time until 9 p. in. fierce volumes of
flame and smoke and showers of large
stones were belched forth, followed by a
heavy rain of dust and ashes. This con
tinued all night and the whole of the
next day, there being, hou'ever, no
earthquake. On the ninht of the 9th
heavy rumblings were heard in the
mountain, and a heavy eruption of mud ,
and ashes took place, followed again by I
terrific rains. The town of Torroena,
situated on the south aide of the moun-'
tain, protected by a rige of hills some
1,800 leet high, was covered witn asnea,
many housea having been crushed by
the accumulative weight of ashes and
dust. The whole of the enormous
plantations of cocoanuts, covering the
hills on each side of Torroena bay, were
entirely destroyed, but not very many
lives, so tar as is known, were lost in
torroena itaeif.
To the westward of Torroena, after
passing the foot of tho ridge, a scene of
desolation presents itself. The whole
country ia under a thick layer of mud
and ashea. All vegetation ia either
burnt from volcanic tirea or destroyed by
enormous showers of dust and ashes,
while the country and much of Gunong
Aroo are smoking and steaming with
numerous small volcanic jets, which are
etiil throwing up showers oi mud and
stones that form into hot mud streams
some feet in depth,", rendering traveling
unsafe. The north aide of the ialand is
utterly destroyed, the nutmeg and cocoa
nut plantations, and, in 'some cases,
whole villages having been buried by
mud, aahes and stones. The lava
streams are confined to the northern
slopes of the mountains, and at Tobea
ked these have destroyed nearly the
whole village.
The loss of life cannot yet be estima
ted, but one captain, who was there
with his ship, says it cannot be less
than 10,000. Many bodies have been
picked up on the shore and the outskirts
of towns not quite destroyed.
Captain Gray, of the British steam
ship Normandy, which was sent from
Menado with a cargo of rice for the
sufferers, says the island from the west
ward presents a moat deaolate appear
ance, no signs of life being visible, and
volumes of smoke are still rising from
the crater with small jets of steam,
smoke and stones from the sides of the
mountain, flooded the lower valleya and
lands. The value of the property des
troyed cannot be estimated, but it must
be enormous, for the whole wealth pro
ducing property ia destroyed. One cap
tain, writing ot the disaster, saya the
people niuat either starve or leave the
island, for it will take years for the laud
to become productive again, if ever it
does recover.
Canadian OHtolals WJstt to Arurt the
Presidential Proclamation.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 1 A cabinet
council was held Saturday to consider
the consequences of President Harri
son's exercising the power placed in his
liuiulB to retaliate on Canada lor dis
crimination at the Wetland canal. So
urgent does the government consider the
possibility ot the President enforcing
heavy discrimination tolla at the Soo
canal that a conference ot Sir John
Thompson and two of his colleagues was
held laat evening in the room of the
minister of militia at the Russell house.
It is said that the cabinet ia divided
on the queation, one section being in
favor of revising the Canadian policy on
the spot, and the other of appealing to
England ior sanction to make reprisals
against the United States. Mr. Chap
leau, the new minister of customs, is
strongly in favor of abandoning the
policy of discrimination at the Wetland
No decision has yet been reached.
Sir John Thompson leaves town tomor
row, and it is rumored that tie is to make
an unannounced Hying visit to Washing
ton and endeavor to avert for a while
the ii-.ueof the President's proclamation
which ia relieved to be impending, in
order to give Canada an opportunity of
hearing from England.
'terry flan Declared Undying
Uuml y to It.
Chicago, July 28 Secretary Rusk is
in city in connection with an experiment
he is preparing to try on a large scale in
the treatment of the desease known as
lumpv jaw. It has recently been treated
by the ad-ninistration internally of
iodide of potassium, tine of tho in
spectors of the bureau of animal indus
try recently made a successful experi
ment, and the secretary expects to have
the treatment tested on two hundred
head of cattle affected with lumpy jaw.
to settle the question as to the value of
the remedy. It is given in doses of one
to three drachms dissolved in a pint of
water. It is best administered before
feeding, and the dose should vary ac
cording to the size aud weight of the
cattle. The treatment can be applied
without danger by any farmer.
The secretary is also interested in ex
tending the microscopic inspection of
pork as the demand for inspected pork
continually increases, and it brings
about half a cent a pound more in the
American ami British markets than un
inspected. The packing season begins
in October and the secretary deairea to
have his force in condition to inspect a
much larger number of circasses than
la8t season. The marketa of Denmark,
Germany, Austria, F'rance, Spain and
Italy have been open to inspected pork
during the past year and it requires a
large quantity to supply them. It is es
timated that the farmera of the country
will receive a cent a pound more for
hoga marketed this year than if there
were no inspection. The secretary is
greatly encouraged by the marked suc
cess which hos attended inspection.
Victoria ami Usiiuluialt To lie Mule
ltivulnernb e.
Ottawa, July 30 It ia reported that a
million dollars will be spent on fortifica
tions in British Columbia. Mackenzie
liowell, minister of militia, and General
Herbert no shortly to look over the
ground. If indications are to be relied
on it will not be long before work will
be begun throwing up a line oi defence,
which will make Victoria a fortified city
and naval station at Fisquimalt invul
nerable in eveut of war.
Mew Shingle Mill.
Mi. Vkknon, Julv 30 W. II. West, of
Tttivima mH W Vi IU. VI.. , .
cliell. Am t.vliiv i.lrbaini; nn ia ,i.n
ments for putting in a shingle milt with
60,000 capacity per day. The site ia in
Ledger's addition just north of the city.
He Cauies Trouble All Arnund and It
Los Angeles, Aug. 1 Arthur Strobel,
an insane German from New York, was
shot and killed yesterday by Constable
E. P. Hardie, of Garvanza, while resist
ing arrest. Strobel applied at the resi
dence of Mra. Ranaom for lodging and
being refuaed put the family to flight.
From here he proceeded to the railroad
crossiug and made an assault with a
revolver on Thomas Wilson, the one
armed flagmRn. A bystander interfered
and Strobel chased him down the street
with a revolver at his head. Hardie
was notified and found Strobel at the
Ransom residence, whither he had re
turned and was demolishing the furni
ture. The officer called on hiin to sur
render but Strobel fled from the house,
at the same time drawing his revolver
on the officer, who nred, tne ouuei
taking effect in an artery in the right
leg. Strobel bled to death in ten min
utes. Hardie surrendered himself.
a Father C'uulluei Hie Mairivd
Wayward Daughter.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 1 Mra. Nellie
Whitman is held prisoner in the house
of her lather, John Garrett, by eight
feet ol trace chain and a nve pounu
hitching weight, to keep her from prowl
ing around the streets at unearthly
hours. Mrs. Whitman is only 17 years
old, but ahe has stirred up lots of trou
ble. She takes the ball and chain im
prisonment inflicted by her father as a
big Jose.
Two years ago, betore sue was mar
ried, she was so wayward and strayed
away from the comfortable Garrett home
so much that her father sent her to the
Home of the Good Shepherd. Within a
month B. e promised on bended knees,
with many tears, to be a good girl and
her father took her away. A little while
after that she was sent to school out in
Kansas, and there she meet Gibb C.
Whitman, a widower, 44 years old, with
four children, and they were married.
Seven daya later Mrs. Whitman left
her husband. Then he began proceed
ings for a divorce and she brought a
cross suit. After a hearing the court de
cided that neither was entitled to a de
cree. Alter this Mrs. Whitman grew
more wild and made life very sad for
her father and mother, with whom she
lived and the ball and chain remedy
was adopted.
Neighbors reported the case as in
human. Officer Morran went out to
investigate. He found Mrs. Whitman
sitting on a sofa, singing, but she was
wearing the chain and weight. She
did not mind it, she said; indeed she
thought her father had a perfect right
to hobble her if he chose. Altogether
Mrs. Whitman was very merry over her
trace chain and hitching weight.
Officer Morran consulted President
Scannon, of the Humane Society, and it
was decided that there was no need for
interfering. The Bociety would have
nothing whatever to do with the matter,
for the girl was not suflering any ill
treatment. The Jui-y Itecotuineud That She He
ltuttraluod as Dangerous.
Memphis, July 30 The verdict in the
case of Alice Mitchell, on trial for the
murder of her sweetheart, Freda Ward,
finds the defendant insane and recom
mends that she be restrained of liberty
as dangerous to the community.
The question of the sanity oi the pris
oner was the only one involved in the
trial. She waa perfectly calm during
the reading of the judge's charge. The
jury was out only 10 minutes. When
the verdict was read she smiled. She
was then taken to jail gaily chatting.
She will be sent to one of the State in
sane asylums.
Alice Mitchell killed Freda Ward be
cause the latter threatened to marry a
young man and would not elope with
Alice. The case has aroused great in
terest. She is a sexual pervert, showing
almost a dislike for the society of
the male sex, aud a sentimental
affection for members of her own
sex. She secreted her father's razor
and with it took Freda's life. On the
stand she testified that she had intend
ed to kill her twice before but had beeti
prevented once by the publicity of the
place in which they met and once be
cause the razor caught in her pocket
and Bhe could not get it out. During
the trial a number of letters couched in
extremely affectionate terms and ad
dressed to young men whom she had
never met were introduced in evidence.
Dr. F. L. Sim, an experton diseases of the
brain and nervous system testified that
after examination he waa satisfied that
Alice Mitchell was inBane and that her
form of mania was rarely recovered
from. He found no evidence of sexual
depravity, but Platonic or brain love.
The insanity he said was hereditary and
the separation from Freda created in
her insane jealousy, and the illusion that
ahe must remove the object of her love.
The examination waa mental not phys
ical. Eccentric Weather Is Cau.luif Trouulu
all Arouml.
San Antonio, Texas, July 28 The
people of Browneville in tlie drought
districts have joined in a petition to
Governor Hogg for aaaiatance. The pe
tition states that many deaths from
starvation will be inevitable unless the
people of Texas and the country come
to their relief.
Minneapolis, July 28 A killing frost
visited .Montana last night. A cold
wave is coming this way. It is general
over British Columbia. At Fort Asain
aboine it went to 30 degreea.
Chicago, July 28 There were seven
teen deaths from sunstroke up to 1 p.
ni., and 28 prostrations from heat. The
temperature has considerably moder
ated, the highest so far being 84.
Kansas City, July 28 It has been
ruining here since eany this morning.
Good raina have fallen all over the State
and part of Miasouri, assuring a big
corn crop.
A Deputy Shi'ritt" Meets With Fatal Ke.
Somerset, Ky., July 29 A desperate
fight occurred at Flat Rock, in this
county, yesterday aiteinoon between
Deputy Sheriff Grant Sellers and John
Coffey, in which both were killed. Cof
fey had been arrested and tried the day
before aud ti ned $30 for adultery. Yes
terday, when Sellers went to Coffey and
served the capias, Cod'ey shot him
through the breast. Sellers then drew
his revolver and shot Coffey four timea.
Then both men fell and died in a verv
few minutes. Both men were married,
of middle age. Sellera was appointed
deputy sheriff only two weeks ago.
Want Them All There.
London, July 27 The Conseavative
whip is urging upon members of the
party the necessity of a full attendance
at the opening of parliament August
4th. The circulars usually iaaued by
Salisbury to the Lords and Balfour to
the Commons, prior to the opening of a i
Bession have been dispensed with.
Large Quantities of Turpentine Con
sumed and Lives Threatened.
Ludlow, Ky.. Aug. 1 The fire which
started Tuesday night in Gariich & Co.'s
sheds and turpentine warehouse ib still
raging, the losa to date aggregating over
$100,000. The blaze ia now issuing from
three large tanks, alao at the manhole
near the bottom of the tank on the north
aide, the lead gaaketa that encircled the
hole having melted away and causing an
opening all around the manhole two
leet in diameter.
A large amount of oil is allowed to
flow from the tanks. The oil that is
not being consumed ia sweeping into the
ravine, which is now saturated but on
tire. Residents in the ravine are
warned, lost the manhole, which is
made of cast iron, give way and empty
the contents of the big tank, which con
tains nearly 60,000 gallons of oil, upon
them. This, Mr. Gariich says, may
happen at any time. Should it occur,
it will cause serious damage and prob
ably loss of life.
Their Tiiujuei C'u Out Presumably
for Berenice.
Sr. Johns, N. F., July 30 Some
wretch went to a field last night where
there were two horses belonging to
O'Brien, in whose Btable the great fire
started, and cut the animals' tongues
out. This cruel act ia auppoaed to have
been prompted by a spirit of revenge of
the loaers by the conflagration. The
utmost indignation prevails and a liberal
reward has been ottered for the scound
rels' arrest.
The haggling of the insurance con
panics, which are presumably substr.tial
English concerns with fabulous resour
ces, is in marked contrast with the few
American companies doing business
here, which have given far more satis
A large meeting ol mechanics was
held here last night. Nearly all lost
thoir tools and are therefore unable to
take work which is offering in abund
ance. They ask the relief committee
to supply them with necessary imple
ments, thus enabling them to resume
their trades. They will ask leave to
draw from the relief funds.
lti4innro!t lu Cioriniy and William In
Berlin, Aug. 1 Prince Bismarck ar
rived at Schoenhallsen yesterday even
ing. Cowes, Aug. 1 The German emperor
arrived this morning and was received
with great pomp and ceremony by the
British squadron.
At 9 o'clock the admiralty yacht Fire
Queen, having on board the Earl of
Larwalliam, commander of Portsmouth
station, and all the admirals and cap
tains stationed there, steamed out of the
harbor to meet the Gorman imperial
yacht the "Kaiser Adler," on which
Emperor William sailed from Wilhelm
sh.iven, When off Sandown, the "Kai
ser Adler" and her escort, the German
ironclad Beowulf were sighted and the
usual salutes were hred. The emperor
waa seen on the bridge of the "Kaiaer
Adler." The flotilla arrived here at
noon. When off Spithead they were
given a royal salute -by the warships
stationed tuero. ihe emperor was re
ceived at the landing stage by Count
Vonttatzfeld, Cerman embassador to
England, and his suite.
Money aud Viilubles 11 tve Disappeared
Nobody Knows Where.
Panama, via Galveston, Aug. 1 The
steamship San Jose of the Pacific Mail
steamship line arrived here last night,
having left San Fancisco on
July 15 lor Panama by way of
Acapulco. The vessel was at Acapulco
on the 22nd. The passengers were not
allowed to land and there was consider
able excitement on the steamship when
it was learned that the restriction was
owing to a reported large theft of money
and jewelry. One of the paBaengers, it
appears, intrusted several bags con
taming money and gems to the amount
altogether of twelve thousand five hun
dred dollars to the purser, who has been
32 yeara in the service of the Pacific
Mail Steamship company, and whose
Integrity is regarded above suspi
cion. The money and valuables were
stolen on the voyage, but by whom ia a
mystery, ihe police came on board and
made a search among both passengers
and crew but without satisfactory re
sults as lar as known.
Spaniards Wluare Very Aluch Wauled
Are Captured.
Hoi.lister, Cal., July 30 Sheriff Hol-
brook has captured the Spaniards bus
pected of stealing Doenelly, Dunne &
Co.'s saddle horses near Han ford, this
They are wanted at Salinas for rob
bery aud beating Chinese in Merced
county, for robbing two sheep camps,
and iu this county for stealing horses
and also two fine saddles from the
Malarin ranch.
All the stolen property is now in the
possession of the sheriff. He will arrive
here with his men tomorrow night.
Arbitration Not Retaliation.
Kingston, Ont., July 30 A statement
irom a nign autnonty in tne cabinet
atatrtH r.hnr. Panailn uril nnl ial.,liofa
nor change the present orders
oi council reguruuig reoutes on grain
ior Europe, nut will reier tne matter
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witu damages against whichever eov-
ernment was wrong.
Town Burning.
Wilmington, Del., July 30 A dispatch
was receiveu tuis aiteruoon trom the
mayor of Cambridge, Md., saying that a
big fire was there and the whole town
was in danger. A train started with
engines at 1 :30. Cambridge has a popu
lation of 4,200.
The contiagration started in a livery
stable and spread to the Fox and Mary
land pAnt.ru. hntttl '1 ho
w . '"ii'ii 1JV UlUVCD Ul LUC
Chronicle and Mens are in the midst of
names, jne nre is spreading rapidly.
The whole business portion of 'he town
seems doomed.
A Fight Wanted.
San Fkancisco. Julv 30 ft. In oai.t
the Melbourne Athletic club is
anxious to arrange a match
between Alex Grotr-'aina an! Iioniol
Creeden, middleweight chamoion nf
Australia. A pursa oi $2,500 has been
offered with $j00 for Greggains'
traveling expenses. Tho club wishes
the match for November, when the race
for the Melbourne cup is run.
Will be Observed.
Washington, D. C, Julv 30 The
president bas issued a proclamation
commanding all persons in Wyoming to
keep the peace and cease opposition to
the law.
Chinese in Bond.
Halifax, X. S., Aug. 1 Xineteen
Chinese arrived here yesterday in bond,
having come from China via the Pacific
and across the continent. They are
booked for Havana, and will work en
the plantationa.
Seattle, July 30 Two cases of small
pox have been discovered in this city.
Both victims have been re
moved to the pest bouse,
the premises fumigated and
quarantined and every precaution taken
to prevent the spread of the disease.
The name of the first
victim discovered is James
P. Maican, proprietor of the Alaska
hotel. He was taken down this morn
ing. The Becond victim is a guest of the
St. Elms hotel, who arrived
from Victoria over the Northern Pacific
railroad this morning.
It is not known how
the proprietor of the hotel
contrac ed the disease, but it is believed
that he came in contact with Borne
traveler from the north who had the
germs of the disease about his person.
It is rumored that cases have been
discovered in two other hotels, and the
health officer, Dr. Giiffiths, is now mak
ing a searching investigation.
There is no alarm felt in the health
department, which is using every
precaution to prevent the spread
of the disease, though considerable un
easiness is expressed by those who have
learned that the dreaded disease has
appeared in this city.
Ihe Contract Will l'r bihly lie Let lo
a San I raucisco lllddur.
San Francisco, July 30 The prospect
that s San Francisco contractor will ob
tain the contract from the United States
government for the construction of the
large dry docK at I'ort Orchard, near
Seattle, on Puget Sound, is becoming
brighter every day, Bays a local
paper. The two local bidders on the
work are J. P. M. l'hillipa and the San
F'rancisco Bridge Company. It is
understood that the department of yards
and docks at Washington hasconsidered
Phillips' bid favorably, although two
Eastern bidders have submitted lower
bids. Mr. Phillips' bid is $1)20,000 for
the entire work. It is expected that the
contract will be awarded within ten
The lowest bid was that of a Seattle
An English Syndicate Will UituulUh
Works 'lliere.
Los Anuklks, July 30 It is reported
that Owens lake, Inyo county, has been
sold to an linslish syndicate for $3,000,
000. The lake is estimated to contain
soda worth $200,000,000, and the object
of the purchase is to establish great
soda works there. It is Baid fur
ther that the syndicate will build
a railroad from the end of the lake
to Mojave, a distance of 100 miles. The
Carson and Colorado, which now has its
terminus at Keeler, at the northern end
of the lake, wilt soon extend its line
to the southern end of the lake, whore
it has acquired terminal facilities. This
will form a line of 030 miles to Los
Angeles, through the fertile Owens
river valley and rich mineral section.
.1 Neiiro Struck by Lightning nd
Others Killed aud Injured.
Pittsburg, July 30 A severe etorm
passed over the city last night. A num
ber of houses were struck by lightning.
Two negroes were killed and several
others severely, probably fatally, hurt.
One of the negroes had a photograph of
the leaves of the trees under which he
took shelter photographed on his breast,
but it faded after a time. His legs were
turned permanently white.
A Skillful Crook Arris eil After Swind
ling Many Alurchatits.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 3 William C.
Buchanan, 23 years old, was arrested
here today. He is wanted at Memphis
for forgery. Buchanan is apparently a
skillful crook and has swindled the
Memphis bank and brokers out of large
sums. Ilia scheme for obtaining signa
tures is a novel one. When Buchanan
reaches a city, he writes to leading busi
ness men telling them he has a letter of
introduction and aska a reply, making
an appointment and most fall into the
trap and thus Buchana.i obtains 'the
signatures, which he aiterwards forges
on checks.
The Memphis detectives telegraphed
here to Buchanan, brokers and bankers
here were warned. This morning Mr.
R. E. G. Green received a note from W.
M. Scott, asking an appointment. Mr.
Green immediately telegraphed the de
tectives and as a result, Buchanan was
caught and placed in jail. Buchanan
confesses his scheme and told the
authorities his aliases. Ho used Scott
and FCmory as names. Among the firms
swindled are J. C. Dodd and O. Marrin.
Authorities of Memphis etl'ectod tho
Fighting Cholera.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 3 In conse
quence of the prevalence of cholera in
Russia the schools are all closed until
September. The medical students have
been s nl to the infected districts to help
fight the disease.
Flour Mill Burned.
London, July 30 The Ralls flour and
cotton warehouse at Bootle waa burned,
cauaiug a losa oi over $150,000. Ten fire
men were seriously injured by the fall
of a wall.
Politics in Japan.
Yokohama, July 30 An unsuccessful
attempt was made today to assassinate
Count Okoko, leader of the Progressist
party, and Viscount Tokana, minister
of justice.
Coals Fram Newcastle
San F'rancisco, Aug. I A dispatch to
the Merchants Exchange from London
this uihriiinir savs th.qt. tha tiufnnn
Louise from Newcastle, England, for
mis city, nas put into Kio de Janerio
with her cargo of coal on tire.
Lucrative Employment.
London, July 30 A gang of swindlers
who have realized many thousands of
pounds by offering to secure lucrative
positions at the World's Fair have hn
convicted and imprisoned.
Not Enough Evidence.
OAirrvn Pol Tnl mi rr -.i- .
v lu uiover
and frank Thorpe, accused of complicity
.u i.iid luuucir ui cecreiary unson 01 the
Judson Iron Works of $16,000, have been
dismissed from custody on the ground
that the evii ence wrs not sufficient to
hold them to answer.
Goes to Wisconsin.
Ithaca. Julv 30 Py.PIu.i.11 .i
of Cornell University has accepted the
yiesiutjucy ui me university oi Wisconsin,