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CHAPTER III Continued.
No. I Lauriston Gardens wore an 111
omened and minatory look. It waa one
of (our, which atood back aoma little
way from tba street, two being occu
pied and two empty.
Tha latter looked out with three
tiers of vacant, melancholy wlndowa.
which were blank and dreary, aave
that here and there a "To Let" card
had developed like a cataract upon
tha bleared panea.
A amal! garden sprinkled over with
acattered eruption of alckly plants
separated each of these houaea from
tha street, and waa traveried by a nar
row pathway, yellowish In color, and
consisting apparently of a mixture of
clay and gravel.
The whole place waa very aloppy
from the rain which had fallen through
tha night. The garden waa bounded
by a three-foot brick wall with a
fringe of wood rails upon the top, and
against thla wall waa leaning a eta!
wart police constable, aurrounded by
a email knot of loafers, who craned
their necka and strained their eyes In
the vain hope of catching some glimpse
of the proceedings within.
I had Imagined that Sherlock
Ilolmea would at onre have hurried
Into the house and plunged Into a
atudy of the mystery.
Nothing appeared to be further from
hla Intention. With an air of non
chalance, which under the clrcum
atancea aecmed to me to border upon
affectation, he lounged up and down
the pavement, and gased vacantly at
the ground, the aky, the opposite
houses and the line of railings.
Having finished his scrutiny, he pro
ceedly slowly down the path, or rather
down the fringe of grass which flanked
the path, keeping hla eyea riveted opon
the ground.
Twice he stopped and once I saw
him amlle and heard him utter an ex
clamation of satisfaction. There were
many mark of footsteps upon the wet.
clayey soil, but since the police had
been coming and going over It I was
unable to see how my companion could
hope to learn anything from It
Still, I had had auch extraordinary
evidence of the quickness of his per
ceptive faculties that I had no doubt
he could see a great deal which was
hidden from me.
At the door of the house we were
met by a tall, white-faced, flaxen-haired
man. with a notebook In hla hand, who
rushed forward and wrung my com
nanldn'a hand with effusion.
"It la Indeed kind of you to come,"
he aatd. "I have had everything left
untouched."
"Except that!" my friend answered.
pointing to the pathway. "If a herd
of buffaloes had passed along, there
could not be a greater mess. No doubt,
however, you had drawn your own con
cluslona. Gregson, before you permit
ted this."
"I have had ao much to do Inside
the house." the detective aald, evas
Ively. "My colleague. Mr. Lestrade. Is
here. I had relied upon him to look
after this."
Holmes glanced at mo and raised
hla eyebrows sardonically.
"With two such men as yourself
and Lestrade upon the ground, there
will not be much for a third party to
to find out." he aald.
Gregson rubbed hla banda In a self
satisfied war.
"I think we have done all that can
be done." he answered. "It's a queer
case, though, and I knew your taste
for such things.
"You did not come here In a cab?"
asked Sherlock Holmes.
"No. sir."
"Nor lestrade?"
"No. sir."
"Then let us go and look at the
room."
With which Inconsequent remark he
strode on Into the house, followed by
Gregson, whose features expressed his
astonishment.
Holmes walked In and I followed
him with that subdued feeling at my
heart which the presence of death in
anlres.
It was a large, square room, looking
all the larger for the absence of all
furniture.
Opposite the door was a showy fire
place. On one corner or tnis was biuck
the stumn of a rea wax canuie.
The solitary window was so dirty
that the light was haxy and uncertain,
giving a dull gray tinge to everything;,
which was Intensified by the thick
layer of dust which coated the whole
anartment
All these details I observed after
ward. At present my attention was
centered upon the single grim, mo-
tinnlpsa fla-ure which lay stretched
upon the boards, with vacant, sight
less eyes staring up at me aiBcoioreu
celllnsr.
It was that of a man about forty'
thrae or forty-four years of age, mld-
dle-slxed. broad Bhouldered, with crisp,
curling black hair, and a short, stubby
hnnrd.
His hands were clenched and his
arms thrown abroad, while his lower
limbs were Interlocked as though his
death struggle had been a grievous
one.
On his rkld face there stood an ex
nresslon of horror, and, as It seemed
to me, of hatred, such as I have never
nan unon human features.
Tnis malignant and terrible contor
tion, combined with the low forehead
blunt nose, and prognathous Jaw. gave
the dead man a singularly simious ana
ape-like appearance, which was in
creased by his writhing, unnatural pos
ture.
Lestrade, lean and ferret-Ilke as
ever, was standing by the doorway and
created mv companion, ana myseir,
"This case will make a stir, sir," he
remarked. "It beats anything I have
seen, and I am no chicken."
"There la no clew," said Gregson.
"None at all." chimed In Lestrade.
Sherlock Holmes approached the
body and kneeling down, examined it
intently.
"You are sure that there Is no
wound T" he asked, pointing to numer
ous gouts and splashes of blood which
lay all around.
"Positive!" cried both detectlvea.
"Then of course this blood belongs
to a second Individual' presumably
the murderer, If murder has been com
mitted. It reminds me of the circum
stances attending on the death of Van
Jansen, In Utrecht. In the year 84. Do
you remember the case, Gregson?"
"No. sir."
"Head It up you really should.
There Is nothing new under the sun.
It has all been done before."
As he spoke his nimble fingers were
flying here, there and everywhere,
feeling, pressing, unbuttoning, exam
ining, while his eyes wore the same
far away expression which I have al
ready remarked upon.
So swiftly was the examination maae
that one would hardly have guessed
the minuteness with which It was con
ducted. Finally, be sniffed the dead
man's Hps and then glanced at the
solos of his patent leather boots.
"He has not been moved at all?" be
asked.
No more than waa necessary for
the purpose of our examination."
"You can take him to tue mortuary
now, he aald. "There is nothing more
to be learned."
OreKson had a stretcher and four
men at hand. At bis call they entered
the room, and the stranger waa lifted
and carried out.
As they raised him a ring tingled
down and rolled across the floor. Le
strade grabbed It up and atared at It
with mystified eyes.
There s been a woman here, be
cried. "It's a woman's wedding ring."
He held It out as he spoke, upon the
pnlm of his band. We all gathered
round him and gaxed at It. There
could be no doubt that tbnt circle of
plain gold had once adorned the finger
of a bride.
"This complicates matters." said
Gregson. "Heaven knows, they were
complicated enough before!"
You're aure It doesn't simplify
them?" observed Holmes. "There's
nothing to be learned by staring at It.
What did you And in hla pockets?"
"We have It all here," said Greg
son, pointing to a litter of objects upon
one of the bottom steps of the stairs.
A gold watch. No. 97,163, by Darraud,
of London. Gold Albert chain, very
heavy and solid. Gold ring, with Ma
sonic device. Gold pin bulldog's
head, with rubles as eyes. Russian
leather card case, with cards of Enoch
J. Drebber, of Cleveland, correspond
Ing with the E. J. D. upon the linen.
No purse, but loose money to the ex
tent of soven pounds thirteen. Pock
et edition of Boccaccio's 'Decameron.'
with name of Joseph Stangerson upon
the fly loaf. Two letters one address-
ed to E. J. Drebber and one to Joseph
Stangerson."
"At what address?"
"American Exchange Strand to be
left till called for. They are both from
the Gulon Steamship Company, and
refer to the sailing of their boats from
Liverpool. It la clear that this unfor
tunate man was about to return to New
York."
"Have you made any Inquiries as to
this man Stangerson?"
I did It at once," said Gregson. "I
have had advertisements sent to all the
newspapers, and one of my .men has
gone to the American Exchange, but
he has not returned yet."
"Have you sent to Cleveland?"
"We telegraphed this morning."
"How did you word your inquiries?"
"We simply detailed the circum
stances, and said that we should be
glad of any Information which could
help us."
"You did not ask for particulars on
any point which appeared to you to be
crucial?
"I askod about Stangerson."
"Nothing else? Is there no clrcum
stance on which this whole case ap
nea re to hinge? Will you not tele
graph again?"
I have said all I have to say," said
Greeson. In an offended voice.
Sherlock Holmes chuckled to him
self, and appeared to be about to make
some remark, when Lestrade, who had
been In the front room while we were
holding this conversation In the hall
reappeared upon the scene, rubbing his
hands In a pompous and well-satisfied
manner.
"Mr. GregBon," he said, "I have Just
made a discovery of the highest Ira
nortance. and one which would have
been overlooked had I not made a care
ful examination of the walla."
The little man's eyes sparkled as he
spoke, and he was evidently in a state
of suppressed exultation at having
Bcored a point against his colleague,
"Come here," he said, bustling back
Into the room, the atmosphere of which
felt cleaner aince the removal of its
ghastly Inmate.
"Now. stand there!"
He struck a match on his boot and
held it up against the wall.
"Look at that!" he said triumphant
It.
I have remarked that the paper had
fallen away In parts. In this partlcu
lar corner of the room a large piece
had peeled off. leaving a yellow square
of coarse plastering.
Across this bare space there was
scrawled In blood-red letters a single
word :
RACHE.
"What do you think of that?" cried
the detective, with the air of a show
man exhibiting his show. "This was
overlooked because it was In the dark
est corner of the room, and no one
thought of looking there. The mur
derer has written it with' hfs or her own
blood. See this smear where It has
trickled down the wall! That disposes
of the Idea of suicide, anyhow. Why
was that corner chosen to write it on
I will tell you. See that candle on the
mantelpiece. It was lighted at the
time, and if it was lighted this corner
would be the brightest Instead of the
darkest portion of the wall."
"And what does It mean, now tnat
you have found It?" asked Gregson, la
deprecatory tone.
"Mean? Why, it means that tha
writer was going to put tba female
name Rachel, but was disturbed before
he or ahe had time to finish. You mark
my words, when thla case comes to be
cleared up you'll find that a woman
named Rachel has something to do
with It. It's all very well for you to
laugh, Mr, Sherlock Holmes. You may
be very smart and clever, but the old
hound Is the best, when all la said and
done."
I really beg your pardon!" aald my
companion, who had ruffled the little
man's temper by bursting Into an ex
plosion of laughter. "You certainly
have the credit of being the first of us
to find out. and. aa you ssy. It bears
every mark of having been written by
the other participant in last ntgnvs
mystery. I have not bad time to ex
amine this room yet, but with your
permission I shall do so now."
As be spoke be whipped a taps meas
ure ana a large, rouna, msgnuying
glass from his pocket.
80 engrossed waa he with bis occu
pation that he appeared to have for
gotten our presence, for he chattered
away to himself under his breath the
who time, keeping up a running nre
of exclamations, groans, whistles and
little cries suggestive of encourage
ment and of hope.
As I watched him I was Irresistibly
reminded of a pure-blooded, well-
trained fox hound as it dashes back
ward and forward through the covert,
whining in ita eagerness, until It comes
across the lost scent
For twenty minutes or more be con
tinued hla researches, measuring with
the most exact care the distance be
tween marks which were entirely In
visible to me, and occasionally apply
ing his tape to the walls In an equally
Incomprehensible manner.
In one nlace be gathered very care
fully a little pile of gray dust rrom me
floor, and packed It away In an envel
ope. Finally he examined with his glass
the word upon the wall, going over ev
err letter of it with the most minute
exactness.
This done, he appeared to be satis
fied, for he replaced his tape ana nis
class In his Pocket.
'They say that genius is an innmie
capacity for taking pains," he re
marked, with a smile, "iti a very
bad definition, but It doea apply to de-
tftftlve work "
Grecson and Lestrade bad watched
the maneuvers of their amateur com
panlon with considerable curiosity and
some contempt
-Thev evidently failed to appreciate
the fact, which I had begun to realise.
that Sherlock Holmea' smallest actions
were all directed toward some definite
and practical end.
"What do you think of it. Bin" mey
both asked.
"It would be robbing you of the cred
it of the case If I was to presume 10
help you," remarked my friend. "You
are doing ao well now that it would be
a pity for any one to Interfere." There
was a world or sarcasm in nis voice as
he Bpoke. "If you will let me know
how your Investigations go," he con
tinued. "I shall be happy to give you
any help I can. In the meantime, I
should like to speak to the constable
who found the body. Can you give me
his name and address?"
"John Ranee." he said. "He is on
duty now. You will find him at 48
Audley Court, Kensington Park Gate."
Holmes took a note of the address.
"Come along, doctor," he aald: "we
shall go and look him up. I II tell you
one thing which may help you In the
case," he continued, turning to the two
detectives. "There has been muraer
done, and the murderer was a man.
He waa more than six reet nign, was
In the prime of life, had small feet for
his height, wore coarse, square-toed
boots, and smoked a Trlchinopoiy
cigar. He came here wim nis victim
in a four-wheeled cab, which waa
drawn by a horse with three old shoes
and one new one on his off foreleg. In
all probability the murderer had a flor
id face, and the finger nails of his
right hand were remarkably long.
Theife are only a few indications, but
they may assist you."
LentraJe and Gregson looxed at eacn
other with an Incredulous smile.
"If this man waa murdered, how was
it done?" asked the former.
"Poison," said Sherlock Holmes,
curtly, and strode off. "One other
thing. Lestrade." he added, turning
round at the door; "'Racne' la me
German for 'revenge;' ao dont lose
your time looking for Miss Rachel.
With which Parthian 8hot he walked
away leaving the two rivals open
mouthed behind him.
(To ba continued.)
Why He Wanted to Go.
Up at primry school No. 9 in Brook
lyn the other day, one of the boys pre
sented a note from his mother, asking
to be allowed to go home at 2 o'clock.
The teacher looked at him severely.
"See here," she said, "you've been
out a great deal lately, and here you
have a note to go out again. Now, we
can't do things that way. If you are
coming to school I want yon to stay
here. .What do you want to go out
for?"
"My mother wanted me to go to New
York," replied the small boy.
"Wouldn't Saturday afternoon do
just as well?"
"No, ma'am."
"Do you have to go at 2 o'clock?"
"Yes, ma'am."
"Wouldn't half past 2 do as well?"
"No, ma'am'.'
"Well, what do you have to go for
anyway?"
"Please, ma'am, my cousin's dead
The expression on the teacher's face
waa wonderful to behold as she gave the
boy permission to go. New York Even'
ing Mail.
Make Bequests ol Their Brains.
The Cornell Brain Association, of
which Prof. Burt G. Wilder is presi
dent, has received more than 100 be
quests of the brains of highly educated
people, as a result of the circulation
of a unique form of "will and testa
ment," which he drew np and asked
them to sign.
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Cornsnerrlal and Financial ftaapeningi ef In
porUnc A Iricf Review l the Growth
end tsnprevcmcaU of the Many Industries
TfcrswghMi Our thriving Coawaoawealm
latest Market Report
Anew large gold dredger on John
Dayjlver has started up.
C. A. Francis t Mount Tabor was
drowned at White Salmon.
Machinery bas been ordered for a con-
densed milk factory at fiillaboro.
Forest fires are cauning considerable
damage in tbe vicinity of Grants Pass.
The Portland Civic Improvement
association is making war on billboards.
A large amount of cement sidewalks
are to be ordered by tbe Portland city
council.
Citizens of Independence have de
cided to give a bonus of $3,000 to the
first railroad building to that place.
F. A. Schracbt, who was in the
employ of the 0. R. & N. Co. for 20
years as a ship snd steamboat builder,
died Monday at bis borne near Damas
cus. Ibe marriage of L. Bush Livermore,
editor of the Baker City Herald, and
Miis Etbel Cox, occurred at Stephen's
Episcopal church at Baker City Sunday
evening.
Tbe Sugar Pine Mills, constructed at
Grants Pass, on the site of the old
factory are about completed and will
be ready for operation by the middle
of tbe month.
Mrs. C. C. Van Orsdell and Mary
F. Hurley, both of Oregon, were elected
respectively grant guardian and banker
at the national convention of Women
of Woodcraft at Cripple Creek.
A letter of instnicion sent bv Com
missioner Hermann to tbe register and
receiver of the land office at La Grande,
Or., authorises them to make tempora
ry withdrawal ol the lands that are
subsequently to be embodied in tbe
Blue Mountain forest reserve.
Circuit court is in session at Oregon
City.
An additional free delivery route will
be established Sept. 1 at Salem.
Oregon produced, about 19,500,000
pounds of wool this year, and nearly
all of it bas been disposed of at prices
between 12 and 14 cents.
The first wheat of the season wa
stored at tbe Albany Farmers Com pa
ny's warehouse at Albany Monday af
ternoon. It was of Al quality.
A contract has been awarded H. C. Per
kins of Grants Pass to survey six town
ships on the line of the Oregon Central
Military Wagon road land grant.
About 20 tons of hay recently cured
and baled by J. E. Murphy was burned
near Salem. The fire caught from a
spark from the engine which furnished
power for the baler.
Governor Geer has appointed Z. Z.
Riggs, of Salem, a memoer of the state
board of pharmacy to succeed G. C.
Blakley, of the Dalles, term expired;
also A. D. Charlton and A. L. Craig,
both of Portland, delegates to the min
ers' congress at Butte, Mont., Sept.
1 to 5.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Walla Walla, 6061c for new
crop; 630tc for old; valley, 65c;
bluestem, 65G6c.
Barley-117.75 for old, $16.50 for
new crop.
Flour Beet grades, 12.05(83.60 per
barrel; graham, $2.953. 20.
Millstnffs Bran, $15316 per ton;
middlings, $21.50; shorts. $18;
chop, $16. -
Oats No.l white, $1.0031.05; gray,
95c. $ 1.00.
Hay Timothy, $12315; clover,
$7.50310; Oregon wild hay, $536 per
tea.
Potatoes Beet Bnrbanks, 7586c
percental; ordinary, 50c per cental,
growers prices; sweets. fZ.0033.00
per cental ; new potatoes, lc.
Butter Creamery, 20321c: dairy
17318c; store, 17317&C. -
Eggs 20321c for Oregon.
Cheese Full cream, twins,' 12).
3 13e;Young America, 1314)6c; fac
tory prices, 13 lc lees.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3,503
60; hens, $4.0035.60 per dozen,
11311,4c per ponnd; springs, HQ
HMc per pound, $2.5034.00 per doa
en; ducks, $z.6Us.uu per dozen; tur
keys, live, 18314c, dressed, 15316c per
pound; geese, $4.0036.00 per dozen.
Mutton Gross, Z633c per ponnd;
dressed, 6c per pound.
Bogs Gross, 6Xc, dressed, 77t
per pound.
Veal 7Q8c per pound.
Beef Gross, cows, 83)p; steers
3)43 4Kc; dressed, 78c per pound.
Hops 16317c; new crop 1718c.
Wool Valley,12K315 -.Eastern Ore
gon, 8314c: mohaii. 25326o pound
Yale university gave degrees to a
class of 650. Plans for a Chinese vol
unteer mission were announced.
A Chicago dispatch says that the fear
of a bituminous miners strike is cnus
ing coal dealers and railroads to etore
thousands of tons as a reeer ve supply
The will of very Rev. E. A. Hoffman,
dean of the general theological semi
nary of New York, disposes of an estate
estimated at $12,oou,oou to
000.
$15,000,-
FRIARS 80LD EARLY.
Disposed ef Their PhilippiM Holding! Before
Americas Occupation.
Rome, Aug. 8. According to in
ormstion received by the Vatican, al
most all the real estate, belonging to
Spanish friars in the Philippines, was
sold before American occupation to
syndicates and corporations, registered
and duly recognized, beaded by Amer
icans living in New York. It is al
leged by the same authority that, al
though the friars bold some shares in
these corporations, they do not own
controlling interests. The Vatican is
surprised at tbe information, in view
of Governor's proposition to buy tbe
friar's lands, which are apparently no
longer in their control. It is con
sidered remarkable that Governor Taft,
fresh from the Philippines, was not
aware of the situation.
Washington Knew About It
Washinton, Aug. 8. The war de
partment has known for some time that
portions of tbe friar lands in the Phil
ippines have been disposed of to com
panies and til of tbe recent negotia
tions conducted by Secretary Root have
carefully taken into account any con
tingencies which might arise through
these transfers. Tbe transfers are not
considered to have been entirely in
good faith and it is generally believed
that the friats do in fact hold a major
ity of stock in tbe companies which
took over tbe lands.
UP IN THE AIR.
Several Balloon Weddinu to Occur During
Portland Elks Carnival,
Portland, Aug. 8. There are to be
several weddings "in high life" in
Portland during the September carni
val of the Portland Elks. Tbe ceremony
of tying the connubial knot will be
performed in a balloon in mid-air, a
thousand feet above the pound, in
plain view of thousands. This is ene
of tbe novelties that will be seen dur
inn the early days of the Elko carni
val, which will open with a grand
prize parade on September 1. Several
applications have already been re
ceived by the management from willing
candidates. For their willingness to
experience this unique, if not sensa
tional, ceremony in a balloon, the man
agement is prepared to set the happy
couple up with about $500 worth of
housekeeping equipment, including
everything from a piano to a sack of
floor. If any swains from outside Port
land are anxious to receive a handsome
dower, all they have to do is to ad
dress a letter to the secretary of the
Portland Elks' Carnival, to make the
final arrangements in advance.
MORE RURAL MAIL ROUTES.
Pottoffice Department Authorizes Several Ad
ditlonal In Orejoa.
Washington, Aug. 6. Rural delivery
of mail has been authorized in Oregon
as follows:
Aumsville, Marion county One
carrier; length of route, 23 miles;
area covered, 20 square miles; popula
tion served, 535.
Cleone, Multnomah county One
carrier; length 01 route, mnes;
area covered, 23 square miles; popula
tion served, 660.
Free water, Umatilla county Addi
tional service, route 2, one carrier;
length of route 23 miles; area cov
ered, 21 square miles; population
served, 500.
Monmouth, Polk county Une car
rier; length 01 route, zifr miles; area
covered, 30 square mites; population
served, 465.
Woodburn, Marion county Two
routes, two carriers ; length of route,
43 miles; area covered, 47 square
miles; population served, 1,15.
CHILDREN BURNED.
Coal Oil and Matches Cause frightful Acci
dent at Klamath.
Ashland, Or., Aug. 9. A most
shocking accident occurred at Klamath
on last evening, resulting in the death
of two children, Lester and Emery
Davis, aged 6 and 3 years. They were
the children of Mrs. Laura Moon Davis,
who conducts a millinery store there
It is reported that the two children were
playing iu the yard in the rear of the
house with some parlor matches, and
that close by was a five gallon can of
kerosene. In some way the coal oil
became limited, exploded snd covered
the little ones with a blaze of fire
An attempt was made to smother the
flames, and the burning clothing was
taken from the little ones, but the
flames had already done their work,
and, after lingering in great agony
both died at 7:30 o'clock.
WASHINGTON'S STATEHOUSE.
Row in ProcrcM for Some Days Is Patched
Up and Work Will Proceed.
Olympia, Wash. Aug. 8. The cap-
itol commission has succeeded in agtin
smoothing over the difficulties between
the architwt and contractor. Con
tractor Goes was instructed to take out
the stone that had been condemned and
he agreed to abide by the instructions
To avoid further difficulties Messrs
Pearson and Atkinson of the commis
sion were instructed to look over all
the stone on hand in company with
the superintendent and determine
whether any more should be thrown
out.
St. Paul Cathedral Weak.
London, Aug. 6. In its issue this
morning the Daily Mail savs that one
r9 n.nn t tnfi,wa rtf fit Panl's notlA.
dral threatens to collapse unless thor-
1 ough repairs are undertaken.
TRACY DEAD
NOTED OUTLAW 8UICIDE8 TO
ESCAPE CAPTURE.
Closely Ftmoed sad Twice Wounded, He Puts
aa End to Mi Existence Body Found la
a Wheat field Near thi Eddy Ranch. Where
He Spent the Lut Pew Days of rile Ufe.
ratal Wovnd Msde by 4 Caliber Revolver
Spokane, Ang 8. Harry Tracy is
dead Tbe notorious criminal, convict,
ontlaw, deseprado and multi-murderer
committed suicide last evening, after
being shot twice by his pursuers. His
body was found at an early hour this
morning, cold and dead, lying face
upward, and the hands still caressing
the famous 30-30 rifle and 45-calibre
Colt's revolver. Tbe reeling place was
in a wheat field near the Eddy home.
where Tracy spent the last few days.
and whither he bad been tracked by his
hunters.
Tbe body was taken to Davenport,
udner care of Sheriff Gardner of Lin
coln county. Its disposition will be
decided later by the officials in charge
After defying for nearly two months
all law, setting at naught all efforts of
the authorities of two states to capture
or kill bim, baffling tbe best man
hunters of the Pacific Coast, and travel
ing across two states with impunity,
demanding and receiving entertainment
all along the line, this criminal won
der has at last been sent to his final
resting place..
A party from Creston, Wash., had
the honor of running to earth tbe out
law, and are due to receive the re
wards of $3,000 offered by the govern
ors of Washington and Oregon and by
private individuals. The party was
made up of the following persons, citi
zens of Creston: C. A. Straub, deputy
sheriff; Dr. E. C. Lanter, Maurice
Smith, attorney, and J. J. Morrison,
railroad section foreman. These
four men, armed to the teeth and bent
on achieving success wheie others had
failed, set out from Creston yesterday
aftrenoon about two o'clock. They
were corking on the information of
the Goldfinch youth, who bad been
forcibly made the companion of the
Oregon convict for over 24 hours at the
Eddy ranch, and proved said informa
tion to be well founded and worthy of
belief.
Proceeding in a southeasterly direc
tion for about 11 miles, the pursuing
party made all possible haste in get
ting near the Eddy ranch, which is sit
uated on Lake creek, about three milse
directly south of Fellows, on the
Washington Central railway, where
the outlaw was said to be located.
The country is what is called "scab,"
and when near the ranch the party
took all precautions as to ambushes or
surprise.
They approached the place in safety,
and when within some fw hundred
yards came across Farmer Eddy mow
ing in a field. The party went to
him, and whileengaging him in conver
sation they saw a man issue from the
barn, which could be plainly seen from
where the party stood on a rise of the
ground. "Is that Tracy?" asked one of
the party. "It surely is," laconically
replied Fddy. With this information at
hand, and the man so close to the hunt
ers, there was naturally a great deal of
excitement. Tbe party separated, and
Lanter and Smith accompanied Eddy
in the direction of the barn, while the
other two men swung around to cut off
any break for liberty in another direc
tion.
JNeairng that structure, the two man
hunters stepped behind the barn on a
slight eminence, from which they could
watch everything that went on, and the
farmer continued up to the barn door,
when he arrived there iracy came
from the barn again and began helping
the farmer unhitch the horses. He car
ried no rifle, althouh he had his re vol
vers in place.
Ihe fugitive saw the men carnyng
rifles, and turning shraply on Farmer
Eddy, said: "Who are those men?
"I don't see any men," said the host.
Whereupon Trucy pointed out the two
men on the hill, waitng to be sure of
their man before they began shooting.
Eddy informed his companion who the
men were, and at that time the officers,
stepping a little closer, commnaded:
"Hold up your hands!"
At this juncture the outlaw jumped be
hind Eddyand placed both the man and
his horse between himself and the
hunters. In this position he command
ed the farmer to lead his hoise to the
barn, and remaining under this cover
he moved toward the shelter. When
nearly to the stable he broke and dash
ed inside. He did not linger long, but
in the twinkling of an eye reappeared,
rifle in hand, and started on a dead
run down the valley. Turning to the
two men looking for him, the desper
ado fired two shots, but without his
usual precifion. Neither bullet took
effcet, and without waiting for further
fighting Tracy took to his heels and
made all possible haste down the valley
leading south from the barn.
The man hnutera were off in pursuit,
firing as rapidly as possible at their
fleeing quarry.
Coming to an immense rock, the out
law saw a chance to get rid of his pur
suers, and accordingly dodged behind it
and began a fusilade which he proba
bly imagined would end the struggle.
Eight shots in all were fired, and
these eight will take some of the efful
gence off the repntation of tbe Oiegon
convict as a dead shot. Seeing he was
not succeeding in his eodeavurs, he left
his position behind the rock and made
a dash for the wheat field not far dis
tant. Jnst as he was entering the field
he stumbled, and failing on his face
crawled on into the field on his hands.
and knees.
This led the hunters to believe that
they had at least wounded their man,
but it was getting dusk, and they did
not dare to proceed, as tbey could not
see their man nor know how ready he
was to take a
after holding a
"pot shot." Therefore,
consultation, they de-
cided to surround the place and wait
for dayilght.
Shortly after Tracy's disappearance
into the wheat field the watchers heard
a shot which sounded aa thongh it came
from about the spot to which he had
crawled. No investigation was made,
however, until morning, but that shot
is supposed to have been the fatal one
and to have been responsible for hav
ing sent the noted desperado into the
Great Beyond.
In the morning search was made and
the body was found lying face upwards
near the edge of the wheat field.
Upon examination of the body it
was found that tbe wound which result
ed in tbe outlaw's death was inflicted
by the 45-caliber revolver, held close
to the head. The top of the head was
badly mangled. Two bullet wounds
on tbe left leg showed the cause of the
man sleeps ir and subsequent sicide.
COHON OF KIMS EDWARD
London, Aug. 9. It was announced
at Buckingham palace at a quarter
after eight this morning; that Kins
Edward waa in excellent health and
spirits.
Although the doors of Westminster
Abbey were opened at 7 o'clock few
participants of the ceremonies attend
ant upon the coronation arrived nntil
consideiably after that hour. By eight
o'clock most of the best positions
along the route of the procession were
occupied, and the streets were packed
with carnages, state coaches and bands.
At eight o'clock the seats of the Abbey
a ere filling slowly.
The coronation service proper was
much more brief than it would have
been had it occurred on the original
date set, before the serious illness of
the king.
CORDWOOD SHORTAGE.
Men Get Work la More Desirable Lines, and
Choppers are Hard to Find.
Independence, Or., Aug.ll A condi
tion that demonstrates the improved
coEuirercial conditions in the valley is
the scarcity of cordwood. While the
shortage does not assume tbe character
of a wood famine, yet the price is con
siderably advanced over that of last
year, and the wood marketed is not aa
good. Wood dealers say the cause of
all this is the inability to obtain men
to cut wood, and they think next year
will see a still greater advance. Men
can obtain work at more desirable and
profitable figures and so the demand
for wood fuel is greater than the supply.
M'BRIDE HOLDS OVER.
Supreme Court of Washington Decides the
Governorship Case.
Olympia, Wash., Aug. 11 The state
supreme court has handed down an
important decision in the test case
brought at the last term of tbe court
as to , the permanent increase of the
membership of tbe supreme court, and
as to whether there exists a vacancy in
the offices of governor and lieutenant
governor as a result of the death of
Governor Rogers. The opinion of the
court is unanimous that there is no
governor to be elected this fall, but
that McBride fills the vacancy to the
end of his term. The judges are di
vided on the question of an increase
from five to seven in the membership
of the court.
FIFTEEN WERE KILLED.
Railroad Wreck In Iowa Worse Than at First
Reported.
Marshalltown, la., Aug.ll. It is
now known that 15 persons were killed
in the freight wreck on the Milwaukee
road Wednesday afternoon. Of the in
jured two or three cannot recover. It
is thought that more bodies may be
found, as the wiekage has not yet been
entirely cleared away.
KILLED BROTHER-IN-LAW.
Joseph Stockhamcr Murder hrank T. Aegers
at tioquiam, Washington.
Hoquiam, Wash., Aug. 8. Joseph
Stockhamer shot and killed bis brother-in-law,
Frank T. Aegere. The shooting
was the result of a quarrel, and oc
curred in the police court room,
whither Aegers had gone to pay a fine
imposed upon him in the matter.
Three shots were fired.
Predicts Future Transvaal Disturbances.
Rome, Aug. 11. The Giornale de
Italie publishes an interview with tbe
son of ex-Secretary Keitz, of the Trans
vaal, who is now at Naples. In this
interview Mr. Reita declares that the
war in the Transvaal will recommence a
few years later.
General Lucas Mayer Dies Suddenly.
Brussels, Aug. 11. The Petit Bleu
announces the sudden death of General
Lucas Mayer of heart disease. General
Mayer was attacked several times with
this illness during the war in South
Africa.