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FRANK SMITH KILLED
Murderer of Three Officers Meets
Deatb Near New Era.
STOLEN CAP IDENTIFIES FUGITIVE
Fugitive Had Doubled on His Track
and Was Heading Toward Fort
land When Shot by Posse.
New Era, Ore., May 1 Frank Smith
is dead. The desperado was shot and
killed at 11:10 o'clock by Harry Drap
er, who was. in charge of the blood
hounds that he had brought from Spo
kane to help in hunting the fugitive
After being surrounded in the woods
between the Willamette river and the
railroad tracks at this place this morn
ing, posses began dynamiting the un
derbrush to bring him out. Draper, ac
companied by the dogs, went into the
timber and Smith was discovered be
hind a log. He made a desperate at
tempt to shoot, but Draper anticipated
him, shooting him through the neck
nnH killinir him instantly.
1 Smith bore no wounds, showing con
clusively that he had not been wound
ed by any of the previous shots fired at
Crouchinar in the underbrush between
N the railroad tracks and the Willamette
river, about half a mile from this place,
surrounded by posses of armed men
who were dynamiting the woods to drive
the fugitive out, Frank Smith, the des
perado, who made a sensational escape
from the city jail at Portland, and since
his flight last week has killed three offi
cers, made his last stand.
After murdering Policeman Hanlon
at Oregon City, Smith was next located
near Woodburn by Sheriff Shaver of
Clackamas and Captain 0. D. Hender
son of Woodburn, whom he mortally
wounded, both dying at Salem a few
The bandit then disappeared as com
pletely as if the earth had opened up
and enfolded him. Many rumors were
prevalent of the murderer being seen
during the last few days in various
parts of the district where he was be
ing hunted, but nothing definite could
be found until this morning, when,
weary and worn with his long flight,
he was driven into the brush.
The gray cap, slightly torn in one
seam, which was stolen from the Canby
postoffice, and which Smith were, proved
his undoing. The stolen cap belonged
to Willie Stuniger, who lives near New
Willie was numping water for the
cows this morning when he saw a man
pass along the road wearing his own
cap. Willie recognized the cap at once
and gave the alarm.
This positive identification brought
out the posses in force, and 200 armed
men with dogs were presently hunting
down the fugitive.
Smith stopped to talk to Flagman
Archibald on "the Southern Pacific
tracks. While they were in conversa
tion one of the numerous armed parties
that has been scouring the country ap
peared down the road.
"Well, I must take to the woods,"
said Smith. With that he dashed into
He was surrounded between the rail
way tracks and the Willamette river,
half a mile below New Era.
MONEY NEEDED FOB BELIEF.
Bed Cross Sends $300,000, and Has
Washington, May 1. Three hundred
thousand dollars were forwarded by
wire by the American Bed Cross to
day to James D. Phelan, chairman of
the Bed Cross and relief committee in
San Francisco, and he was advised that
$1,000,000 more is at the disposal of the
Judge W. W. Morrow, president of the
California branch of the Bed Cross, ad
vised the Bed Cross today that it will
be better from this time on for the so
ciety to send money to California rath
er than food and provisions, as the im
mediate needs are provided for.
Dr. Edward T. Devine, special repre
sentative of the Bed Cross at San Fran
cisco, made the following report today
on supplies sent to earthquake sufferers:
"I have tabulation from Quartermas
ter Devol of supplies reported to have
been received up to April 28 and of
supplies en route or ordered. It shows
on the whole remarkable discrimina
tion and intelligent purchases. Sup
"Five carloads of stoves, 1,850 stove
pipe joints, 28 carloads of forage, 1,600
tons and 25 carloads of tentage, two
cars and 250,000 feet of lumber, 160
tons of lime, 170 tons of medical sup
plies, two carloads of acid and chemi
cals, seven carloads of wood, 241 cars
and four steamerloads of subsistence
stores, 1,570 tons of flour, five cars of
fresh meats, 185 cars of miscellaneous
stores, one car of oranges, five ears
of clothing, two cars of salt, camp out
fit of Los Angeles, 28 cars."
Two Slight Shocks Cause No Alarm.
San Francisco, May 1. Two slight
earthquake shocks at an interval of an
hour were folt here early this morn
ing. They were of the same nature as
a dozen other shocks that have been
felt since the big quake of April 18.
No damage was done this morning, and
there was no alarm.
FIBE PANIC IN BIG HOSPITAL.
Blazing Laundry Causes Patients to
San Francisco, May 4 The 700 pa
tients in the general hospital at the Tre
sidio were thrown into a panic at 4:15
o'clock this morning by the cry of
At that momont flames wore discov
ered in the hospital laundry, which was
only a few yards away. The close prox
imity of the two buildings gave riso to
the fear that the hospital would be
In anticipation of such a contingency
hurried arrangements wore niado for
the removal of the patients to a place
For a few minutes, until the fire in
the laundry was gotten undor control
and there was no danger of the flames
spreading beyond that building, pando
monium reigned among tho hundreds
Those who were not dangerously ill, or
could help themselves, jumped from
their cots and beds, and, hastily don
ning what clothes they, could find, fled
from the hospital out into the cool
Many of the indisposed men and
women did not wait to secure their
clothes, but wrapped themsolves in bed
ding and made their exit as quickly as
In more than one instance men and
women fled out into the air with noth
ing but their night clothes. Scores of
patients who had the physical strongth
stopped sufficiently long to assist more
weak and unstrung men and women
from the hospital.
Within 15 minutes after the alarm
was given the majority of the patients
had left the hospital building and stood
in groups or lay upon the ground upon
bed clothes, watching the firemen and
soldiers fight the flames in the laundry.
When the flames had been extin
guished the nurses, physicians and sol
diers turned their attention to the patient-refugees,
and assisted in taking
them back to their cots and beds in
private rooms and wards.
Men and women became, hysterical
during the progress of the fire, and it
was with difficulty that many of them
could be induced to return to the hos
pital. It is feared that the shock to
many of the more seriously sick patients
will have a serious if not fatal effect.
When the fire was discovered in the
hospital a general alarm was sounded.
Besides the regular post fire department
hundreds of soldiers turned out to fight
the flames. It was only by hard work
that the flames were confined to the
laundry, which, with its contents, was
entirely destroyed, and prevented from
spreading to the general hospital.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
LIMIT OF INSURANCE PAID.
Companies Will Be Generous, but Not
Exceed Legal Liability.
New York, May 4 The Tribune to
Representatives of both foreign and
American fire insurance companies, who
were in the city yesterday, discussed ac
tion to effect a compromise in the ad
justment of losses by the San Francisco
The great companies express a strong
purpose to be not only just, but gener
ous in caBes of doubt, but one insurance
' ' The adjusters for this company will
not be allowed to waive, the conditions
of its policies, nor the conditions and
restrictions of its charters. We have
no more right to pay a loss occasioned
by earthquake than we have to pay a
loss of life. We are not an earthquake
insurance company, nor a life insurance
Insurance men estimate that the com
panies will ultimately pay from 60 to
75 per cent of the aggregate amount of
The message from London insurance
companies to adjusters in Oakland, pub
lished this morning, should have read:
"Under any circumstances, the Brit
ish offices wiil only pay the losses for
which they are legally liable, since to
go beyond their contracts would be il
legal. "They cannot recognize any liability
for damage by earthquake where no
fire ensued, nor for damage by fire to
fallen or partly fallen buildings, nor
for damages to buildings pulled down or
destroyed by order of the San Francisco
Heavy Loss in San Mateo County.
San Mateo, Cal., May 4 The losses
in San Mateo County resulting from
the recent earthquake can never be even
approximately estimated. Practically
every building in the county suffered
some damage in chimneys, plaster,
broken furniture or crockery. Here, as
elsewhere, brick and stone buildings
suffered the most. The loss of life was
small. In Half -Moon Bay a painter and
two children were killed in the collapse
of an old adobe building. The heaviest
losses wore in Eedwood City, where the
new $150,000 courthouse was almost to
China Hates to Admit Fact.
London, 'May 4. A dispatch from
Pekin to the Times today says that
the only thing delaying the settlement
of the French claims growing out of
tho Nanchang outrage of last February
is China's reluctance to issue an im
perial edict admitting that the magis
trate committed suicide.
President Signs Appropriations.
Washington,.M ay 4. President Boose
velt today signed the bills passed by
congress making appropriations of
$100,000 for Mare Island navy-yard and
$70,000 to meet emergencies in the post
office department in California,
IN THE NATIONAL HALLS OF CONGRESS
Friday, May 4.
Washington, . May 4. la accordance
with the agreement of last Monday,
the sonate today ontorod upon the con
sideration of amendments to the rate
bill under the 15-minute rule, but made
littlo progross. Tho groator part of the
day was devoted to Lodge's provision
bringing pip8 lines within the terms
of tho bill, and it was ultimately unani
mously agrood to, aftor boing so amend
ed as to make it exclude gas and water
lines from its operation, thuB practi
cally confining it to oil linos. There
were two roll-calls, but noithor was of
importance, as on tho one accepting the
amendment thoro was no division what
ever, while the action takon on the
other, on the quoation of confining the
provision to oil lines, was practically
nullified by the subsequent elimination
of gas and wator from the amendmont.
Washington, May 4 Tho house spent
another day in consideration of the
naval appropriation bill, the speeches
in large measure being in support of the
bill and the naval program therein out
lined. Burton, of Ohio, dolivered a
scholarly address against what seemed
the needless enlargement of the navy,
contending that the American nation
could well afford to serve notice upon
the other nations that it stood for in
ternational arbitration and the peace of
Butler of Pennsylvania, and Calder of
New York, supported the bill, both
agreeing that the measure had less to
criticize in it than any bill reported
from the naval affairs committee of the
house in years.
Thursday, May 3.
Washington, May 3. Tho naval ap
propriation bill, which carrios nearly a
hundred million dollars for the naval
establishment, was taken up by the
House today. Beyond the explanation
of the bill by Foss of Illinois, chairman
of the committee on naval affairs, and
the running fire of questions which his
presentation called forth, little interest
was shown in the early part of the de
bate that ensued. Toward the close of
the day, however, a lively colloquy oc
curred among Bates of Pennsylvania,
Williams of Mississippi, Clark of Mis
souri, and Payne of New York, over
certain statements made by Bates in
relation to the price of steel rails. The
discussion took on a wide tariff range,
a forerunner of still further tariff dis
cussion as the session nears its close.
Washington, May 3 This was the
last day' for general debate in the Sen
ate on the railroad rate bill, and it wns
fully occupied. Following a brief
speech by' Nelson, Tillman spoke at
length in an effort to show by criticism
of individual judges that the power of
granting temporary injunctions by in
ferior United States courts should bo
taken from them in Interstate Com
merce Commission cases, and he was
followed by Bacon, Bailey, Teller and
Foraker in speeches at some length.
Bailey opposed Bacon's contention
that the judiciary should not be criti
cised on the floor of the Senate. Con
sideration of the army appropriation
bill was resumed, and after further
amendment it was passed.
Wednesday, May 2.
Washington, May 2. Daniel contin
ued his speech on the railroad rate bill
in the senate today, reporting briefly
his objections to Bailey's proviso for
the non-suspension by the courts of
the orders of the interstate commerce
commission. In cases where the courts
have suspended the rates of the com
mission, Mr. Daniel suggested that a
substantial bond be required of the
The rate bill was then temporarily
laid aside, and the army appropriation
bill taken up. An important amend
ment authorizes the establishment of a
general depot for supplies at Fort
Mason, San Francisco, and appropriates
$1,500,000 for the purpose. Of the
amount appropriated, $750,000 is made
Another amendment appropriating
$500,000 for a cable from Key West to
Panama via Guantanamo, Cuba, was
Consideration of the bill was not con
cluded when, at 5:45 p. m., the senate
went into executive session.
Washington, May 2. The house de
voted almost the entire day to discus
sion of the agricultural appropriation
bill, which is now almost completed.
Tuesday, May 1.
Washington, May 1. By a vote of
153 to 58 the House today decided to
continue the free distribution of garden
and flower seeds. Many of the items in
the agricultural bill broadening the
scope of the Bureau of Chemistry and
Dr. Wiley's department were eliminat
ed on points of order, particularly thoBe
relating to the adulteration of foods,
condiments, drugs and beverages. Con
siderable progress was made on the bill
No Cash to Clear Streets.
San Francisco, May 1. Money for
clearing the streets of debris was cut
off this morning, and the work conse
quently ceased, but a great deal of
progress has been made upon the prin
cipal thoroughfares within the last
fortnight. Probably one-tenth of the
streets in the burned district are now
passable. Lack of funds and ignorance
of the amount of the appropriation to
be given by the finance committee have,
according to Commissioner Thomas
Egan, retarded the operations of the
Board of Public Works in clearing the
streets of debris and garbage and re
pairing the sewers.
after tho freo-sood proposition was out
of tho way, and tho bill will bo com
WaBhington, May 1 The procood-
ings in tho Senate today included an
extondod discussion of the railroad rate
bill by Daniel, an explanation of tho
status of the appropriation for tho re
lief of the onrthquako sufferers in Cali
fornia by Allison and a controversy
among several Senators as to tho pro
priety of adopting without referring to
a coiumittoe a resolution tondoring tho
thnnks of Congress to General Horaco
Porter for his sorvieos in recovering the
body of, John Paul Jones from its long
lost resting place in Paris. In the lust
mentioned proceedings Aldrich opposed
action by tho Senate in advanco of com
mittee consideration, and succooded in
having the moanuro roforrod to the com
mittee on foreign relations.
Monday, April 30.
Washington, April 30. The sonate
will begin voting on the amendments to
tho railroad rate bill on Friday, May 4.
An agreement to that eflect was re
ported today, but it proved impossible
to so extend the understanding as to
have it include the fixing of a date for
taking a final vote on the bill as a
whole. Tillman first proposed a final
vote on May 9, and Morgan was the
only senator to make objection. His
opposition was sufficient, however, to
frustrate the design, and the noxt most
feasiblo courso, the disposition of
amendments, was decided upon. The
general impression among senators is
that the final vote will be reported
within a week from the time of the
beginning of the consideration of
amendments. Most of the time of the
senate was devoted to listening to a
speech by Clarke, of Arkansas, in which
he criticised the Hepburn bill as inju
dicious to remedy existing conditions.
The house bill appropriating $170,000
for the emergency noods of the navy
department at Mare Island, and for
the postal service at San Francisco,
made necessary by the earthquake, was
passed by the senate when it convened
Washington, April 30. This was both
a field day and a "soed" day in the
house, the major portion of the legisla
tive session being given over to the
consideration of the agricultural bill
and, incident thereto, the free distri
bution of seeds, for which the bill does
not provide, but which it is agreed
will be restored to the bill.
Eighteen pages of the agricultural
bill were considered and perfected. The
debate on the question of free seeds
will be resumed tomorrow, when a vote
is expected on the amendment to insert
an appropriation of $90,000 for the pur
chase and distribution of "rare and
The debate on seeds might have con
tinued indefinitely under the "animal
industry" item if Wadsworth had not
made a motion putting a stop to the
debate, which wag carried by a vote of
97 to 62. On motion of Wadsworth, the
committee arose, the vote being 87
Saturday, April 28.
Washington, April 28 The Indian
appropriation bill was passed by the
senate late this afternoon, after an all
day discussion as to the best method for
providing for Indians in general and
those of the Indian Territory in par
ticular. The bone of contention was
I the attempt to remove the restrictions
for the alienation of land by the allst
ters of the five civilized tribes. Mr.
Warner, of Missouri, offered an amend
ment to this effect, exempting, however,
the fullbloods and minors, and it re
ceived the support of Mr. Long, of
Kansas, who had made a similar at
tempt but had failed. The amendment
Among the changes made in the meas
ure was the striking out of a commit
tee amendment that provided for the
turning over to the Indians of all mon
eys on deposit to their credit from the
sale of timber and lands aggregating
Washington, April 28. The tariff dis
cussion started in the house on Thurs
day afternoon occupied practically all
the ' time of the house today. John
Sharp Williams concluded the speech
he began Thursday, and consumed the
first two hours in a collaboration with
Towne of New York, in which Towne
read the letters and other articles Wil
liams wanted to include, and Williams,
standing beside him, kept up a running
fire of interjectory comment, explana
tion and argument.
Cushraan spoke for nearly an hour in
defense of the protective tariff system.
The agricultural appropriation bill,
which is before the house, will come up
Monday for amendment and discussion
under the five-minute rule.
Protests Against Barnes.
Washington, May 1 The nomination
of B. F. Barnes, assistant secretary to
President Boosevelt, to be postmaster
at Washington was before the Senate in
executive session today. No action was
taken. Senator Culbertson stated that
a general protest had been filed by citi
zens against the confirmation of Mr.
Barnes, and the postoffice committee
had failed to give the protests the con
sideration of an investigation. The
charges relate to the action of Mr.
Barnes in having Mrs. Minor Morris
ejected from the White House, and tfcat
the office should be given to a citizen.
UNREST IN ORIENT.
Russia Is Now Planning Anothor Inva
sion of Chiueso Torritory.
St. Petersburg, April 30. In spite of
the defeat of hor ambitions in Manchu
ria and Kwantung, and tho obstacles
mot with by M. PokotilofT, tho Russian
minister to China, in his negotiations
at Pekin, Russia is stoadily pushing for
ward with tho purpose of occupying an
otlior big slico of China, namely, the
two eastorn provinces of Mongolia, cov
ering the route of tho proposed railroad
from Baikal to Pekin, which, as an
nounced by the ABSociatod Pross, Feb
ruary 20, has boon given over to the
Under tho guise of tho innocont-sound-ing
name of "geographic ethnographic
expedition for purely scientific pur
poses," a party hoadod by Colonel No
vitsky, one of the brilliant younger
members of the gonoral staff, will leave
DEMOCRATIC TICKET OFFICIAL.
United States Senator, long torm John
Congressman, Socond District, J. H.
Govornor, Goorgo E. Chamborlain.
Socrotary of State, P. II. Sroat.
State Treasurer, J. D. Matlock.
Suprome Judgo, T. O. llailoy.
Superintendent Public Instruction, J.
II. Ackerman (Rep.).
Stato Printer, J. Scott Taylor,
Attorney-General, li. A. Miller.
Labor Commissioner, O. P. Hoff
St. Potorsburg in the middle of May to
survey the hitherto unexplored region
betweon tho Manchurian frontier and
Though the expedition nominally is
to be undor tho auspices of the Im
perial Geographical Society, it is be
lieved it will be financed and officered
by the genoral staff, and its composi
tion will be almost purely military. The
strategic aims, in fact, are so thinly
covered that it is doubtful if it will
be accompanied by any representative
of the geographical society.
. The region to bo explored covers the
hazy "Mongolian Desert," in which
during the war mysterious Japanese
armies were supposed to be hovoring to
strike the Russian rear and into which
small scouting detachments of Japan
ese actually penetratod long distances.
Colonel Novitzky's expedition probab- ,
ly will find the work already well un- '
der way, as the Russian force stationed
at Urga certainly has not been idle dur
ing its long stay there.
NEED HELP FOR MANY WEEKS.
Devine Urges Nation Not to Slackea
Enthusiasm in Giving.
San Francisco, April 30. Dr. Devine,.
of tho National Red Cross, tonight is
sued the following statement:
"It is important for the entire coun
try to understand that the loss of homes
and property in San Francisco has not
been exaggerated. Expectations have
been aroused and plans have been made,,
based on telegrams and newspaper re
ports, of large contributions for relief,
and these expectations should not , be
'The distribution of food will have
to be continued until there are enough
stores in which to buy on a money basis
and then it can be gradually diminished,
but relief of other kinds id now and
will be required for weeks to come.
Sick and delicate persons will need
care for months. Inmates of institu
tions which have been destroyed must
be established elsewhere, and on some
plan yet to be devised families which
cannot get started otherwise may have
to be given a helping hand.
"It is not intended to encourage
chronic dependence, but quick, gener
ous and efficient relief is needed here
for a very large number of persons
whose homes and means of livelihood
have been destroyed.
GOVERNMENT LOST MILLIONS.
Appropriation of $3,387,630 Needed for
Washington, April 30 The secretary
of war today forwarded to the secre
tary of the treasury for transmission to
congress urgent deficiency estimates of
appropriations amounting to $3,387,630.
This amount is required for the service
of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1906,
for the purpose of replacing military
stores destroyed by earthquake and fire
at San Francisco; also for repairing
damage to cable connecting Angel
Island and Alcatraz in the harbor of
San Francisco, and the repair of dam
age to the general hospital at the Pre
sidio, San Francisco.
Kill Odessa Police Obi-
Odessa April 30 The chief Ot police.
who played such a prominent role in
the October massacres here and a police
man, were assassinated by revolution
ists here today in broad daylight. The
plot was far-reaching, and contemplated
also the assassination of Assistant Chief
of Police Poltavachenko and several
other policemen. A young girl named
Jerebtzova threw a bomb at Poltava
chenko, who was on his way to th
hospital to visit one of the wounded
police. Her aim was poor, and the offi
cer was not harmed. The girl was
seriously wounded by Poltavachonko 's
Railroad Line Indicted.
Clarksburg, W. Va., April 30 The
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
wa indicted five times by the federal
grand jury today for alleged violation
of the interstate commerce law in fail
ure to distribute cars to coal operators
ia a fair and equitable manner. Thes
indictments are the first of the kind
ever found in the United States. The
fine, in ease of conviction, may be $5,000