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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left.
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1897.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
News of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
An Interesting Collection of Items From
the New and the Old World In
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
Freight rates have been reduced con
siderably by the O. K. & N. and N. P.
to British Columbia points. '
The Seattle Coal & Iron Company
men at Issaquah, Wash., have quit
work; They want more pay, and object
1 to a deduction by weight for carloads
having slate and shale. ,
The government armor board met in
, Washington and accepted the offer of
Cramps to furnish diagonal armor (or
the battleship Indiana. The govern
ment price was satisfactory.
The New York Tribune, in discussing
events that led up to the assassination
of Canovas, makes the statement that
the government is responsible for the
rise and progress of anarchy in Spain.
An explosion of a lamp started a fire
in a load of hay in a livery barn in
Lewiston, Idaho. The flames spread
with great swiftness, and before they
could be suppressed caused a total loss
F. L. Johnson, while driivng a band
of horses near the Pine Creek reserve,
in Baker county, Oregon, bent over to
drink out of a stream in the ravine,
his revolver fell out of his pocket, and,
exploding, killed him instantly.
The supreme court of Oregon has de
cided that the secretary of state must
audit accounts and draw warrants due.
The decision reverses the lower court,
yad is' the outcome of complications
arising from the failure of the legisla
ture to organize in January. .
, An official dispatch received in Con-
tantinople says several thousand Ar
menian agitators from Persia invaded
Turkey and killed 200 of the Migriki
tribe, including women and children.
The wife of the chief was put to death
with the most cruel tortures, and sev
eral other victims had their noses and
ears cut off,- .
Consul-General flayward, in a report
to the state department, states that
during 1896 American vessels number
ing 247, of 248,988 tons, entered Ha
waiian ports, while vessels of all other
nationalities numbered 139, of 234,014
tons. These are the only foreign ports
where a majority of the carrying trade
is now under the American flag. s
Golli has confessed that he killed
Senor Canovas to avenge the Barcelona
anarchists, and the insurgent leader,
Don Jose Rizal, who was executed at
Manila, Philippine islands, December
80 last, as the instigator of the Philip
pine revolution. Dr. Rizal denied that
he was a rebel leader, but he admitted
' that he had drawn up the statutes of
the Philippine league.
A dispatch from a press correspondent
in Medeltin, Panama, says that Charles
Radford,' of Alabama, hns been con
demned to death for the murder several
months ago of Charles Simmonds, a
wealthy -merchant of Calli. In all
probability the sentence will be com
muted to life imprisonment, as capital
punishment there is never exercised ex
cept in exceptional cases.
A Portland, Ind., dispatch says: A
south-bound . Grand Rapids & Indiana
freight train went through the bridge
spanning the Wabash river a mile
north of- Geneva. The engine and
tender fell into the river and cars piled
on them. Engineer Barney Reid and
. Fireman James Gallagher went down
with the engine. The former had both
, legs crushed, and was otherwise badly
injured. He will die. Fireman Gal
lagher and Brakeman James Clifford
were severely injured ' '
The natives of New Guinea are mur
dering Australian miners. 1
The corn crop in Kansas is now said
to be damaged 60 per oent by the pre
vailing hot weather. .'
Senators Quay and Morgan are to go
to the Sandwich Islands to post them
selves on the country and its possibil
- The internal revenue office has issued
orders to local collectors to seize tobacco
prize packages under the provision of
the new tariff law.
Over 100 tramps and harvesters took
possession, of a freight train on the
Northwestern line, near Omaha, Neb.
The train was sidetracked, and the
sheriff and police were called upon for
assistance. After an hour's delay the
'tramps were dislodged. The sheriff
had a desperate fight in trying to jail
the men, hut was successful. The sur
rounding country is overrun with
The following is an extract from a
private letter received in San Fran
cisoo from Manila, Philippine islands:
"Here things are in a frightful mess.
Spanish dollars have been introduced
. at 10 per cent less value than Mexican.
' Everybody wants to sell out. Native
brokers are all over the place trying to
Sell their possessions, and find no buy.
ers. In the sugar provinces, can
plants are being burned up' for laok of
Canada Will Now Reduce the Size of
Toronto, Aug. 11. A special to the
Globe from Ottawa says the Dominion
government has received several im
portant decisions in regard to the Yu
kon country and the working of the
gold fields there. It has been decided
to appoint an administrator for the dis
trict, who will have entire charge of
all the Canadian officials there and be
the chief executor for the government.
Joseph Walsh, a former oommander of
the No'thwest mounted police, is to be
appointed to the position. The party
of 1 mounted police to leave Manitoba
next week for the gold country has been
increased from . 20 to 85. . They will
take with them two Maxim guns.
The mining rules have been amended
in an important particular. At present
a miner is at liberty to stake out a claim
of 500 feet, running along with the
stream and back to the bank. This has
been reduced to 100 feet, and the new
regulation will go into force imme
diately. A court for the administration
of civil and criminal questions in the
gold districts has also been decided
upon. Justice MoGuire, of Prince
Albert, is to preside over the court. ?
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STEAMER WILLAMETTE LEAVES
The Old Collier Sails With an Immense
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 11. The
teamer Willamette, with the largest
number of passengers ever carried by a
single steamer to Alaska, is now on her
way to Dyea. She carries 815 passen
gers, 200 head of live stock and over
2,000 tons of freight. .
A seething crowd of people thronged
the wharf to bid good-bye to Klondike
bound prospectors, and every whistle in
the harbor gave lustily a parting salute.
Freight was piled in every conceiv
able nook and corner. In the hold,
pilothouse, cabins, dining rooms and
staterooms were piled an indiscriminate
mass of clothing, hay, grubstakes, lum
ber and supplies of all descriptions.
Down below were the horses, crowded
together in little cubbyholes, called
"stalls" only by courtesy. The horses
didn't like the prospect That is to
say they made considerable objection
before they consented to be swung on
the boat by means of an engine and
large box. '
The work of loading the big steam
ship Willamette began at midnight.
Of the 800 people on board, 565 took
passage here, 175 at Tacoma and 85 at
San Francisco. v .
APPEALING FOR FOOD.
Their Families Are Starving While the
Strikers Kefuse to Work.
.Pittsburg, Aug. 11. Appeals for
food and provisions were numerous at
the headquarters of the miners' officials
in this city today. It appeared as if
there was a wail from every section of
the district, and miners in person' were
present to ask that the suffering ones
be looked after. . Secretary Warner was
kept busy answering the appeals. He
said tonight that he had sent more than
$1,000 worth of provisions into various
parts of the district. The appeals are
now coming in from the families, the
heads of which are at the various mill
ing camps using their influence to keep
other men from working.
A series of meetings are to be held
all over the district. It is expected to
keep up the interest in every section
and strengthen every point where there
is the least indication of weakness..
The vigils on the mines of the New
York & Cleveland Gas Coal Company
re to be kept up, and the vigor in
creased from day to day.
Early this morning the miners of
West Elizabeth made a march on the
mines of the Elizabeth Mining Com
pany, formerly operated by Horner &
Roberts. About 50 men were going to
work. After a consultation the men
asked that they be allowed to finish
loading a flat. They agreed to go -out
as soon as it was loaded, which will
take several days. Officials of the
company made an effort to get permis
sion from the miners' officials to con
tinue work on a 69-cent basis. This
was not given, and it is expected that
the mine will be idle as soon as the flat
is loaded. . .'
f From New York to Alaska. .
New York, Aug. 11. The first ship
sailing from New York direct to the
Klondike gqjd fields is advertised 'to
leave about 'August 21., It is to be
sent by the New York & Alaska Gold
Exploring and Trading Company. The
company has not yet selected its vegsel,
but it promises to dispatch a steamship
capable of oarying 200 passengers and
1,500 tons of freight, it says the ship
will make the voyage around Cape
Horn to Juneau in 50 or 60 days.
More than 60 names have been listed
for the voyage. Not more than 200
passengers will be allowed to embark.
The oost per passenger, including berth,
meals and transportation of 600 pounds
of baggage direct to Juneau is to be
More Steamers for Alaska.
San Franoisco, Aug 11. Two steam
ers will sail for the north today with
their carrying oapaoity taxed to the ut
most. The Umatilla will be sent to
Seattle by the Pacifio Coast Steamship
Company, and (the South Coast will
also be dispatched. The Umatilla will
take away about 400 passengers and
transfer them to the City of Topeka at
tome Puget sound port.
i HOT WAVE IN ENGL1D
Two Hundred Prostrations
During the Week.
HEAVY DAMAGE . BY STORMS
Several Persons Killed by Lightning
Suicidal Epidemic In Paris Morgue
Full to Overflowing- With the pead.
London, Aug. 10. A long spell of
hot weather was broken by severe thun
der storms on Thursday and Friday, in
which several persons were killed and
a number of buildings were badly dam
aged and others sustained lesser in
juries. The thermometer registered 90
on Wednesday, and at Cambrigde the
heat was 18 deg. above the average,
which has only thrice been reported
during the last quarter of a century.
There were over 200 prostrations from
the heat treated in six London hos
pitals on Thursday. There was 'only
one-third of an inch of rainfall in July,
the crops are seriously threatened and
the experiences of the 1896 water
famine in the East End of London are
already looming up. .
The heat which has been unusually
prolonged, has affected' the London
death rate. There were 2.023 deathi
last week, of which 1,250 were chil
dren, bringing up the death rate to
23.6 per 1,000. There were many sun
strokes, and general discomfort was ex
perienced. The judges and counsel in
the law courts doffed their wigs and
Paris, Aug. 10. There has been a
veritable epidemic of suicide in Paris
for some weeks past, the recent tropical
heat adding to the number .of cases.
The tragedies commenced with the self
destruction on July 7 of the four young
dressmakers in the Poissoonoire quarter
of Paris, who suffocated themselves in
a small room with the fumes of char
coal, dying together. Since then al
most daily one or more women have
committed suicide, and the self murder
of men has been equally numerous.
The bodies of men are found daily hang,
ing to trees in the Bois de. Vincennes.
In one alley of that park alone sis
bodies of suicides were found during
the past week, and the morgue is so
full of dead bodies found in the river
Seine that there is no further room or
them. ' ' '
A Blow at the Canadian Tactile.
Washington, Aug. 10. Some mem
bers of the tariff conference committee
injected into the conference a line that
will destroy with a single blow the vast
advantage the Canadian Pacific i railroad
has heretofore enjoyed over roads in
the United States, and , will stop the
Asiatic importations from Victoria, B.
C, which have always gone to Ameri
can ports of the Canadian line.
Section 22 of the tariff bill provides
that "a discriminating duty of 10 per
centum ad valorem in addition to the
duties imposed by law shall be collected
and paid on all goods, wares or mer
chandise which shall be imported in
vessels not of the United States or
which being the production or manu
factue of any foreign country not con
tiguous to the United States shall come
into the ports of the United States'
from such contiguous country. "
As it may be interpreted by the
treasury department, this clause will
mean that hereafter all importations
from Asiatio countries brought into
this country in bond over the Canadian
Pacific from Victoria will have to pay
a differential duty of 5 per cent in ad
dition to the duty regularly imposed by
the tariff bill. -
Young; Desperado Captured.
Colfax, Wash., Aug. 10. William
Herbert, aged 20, burglar, horsethief,
dime novel reader and desperado, has
been captured and is now in jail at Col
fax, after a pitched battle with the
officers who had chased . him to the
Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation.
Herbert was twice shot, once through
the hip and again through the waist.
He made his way, after being wounded,
to the house of an Indian-woman and
asked for shelter. The Indian woman,
hearing of a reward of $100 for Her
bert's arrest, secreted his weapons and
informed the officers. Herbert seems
to glory in his crimes, which include
holding up a woman for the purpose of
robbery, shooting at officers, .and other
acts. He is weak 1 from loss of blood.
The wound in his hip may prove dan
Cartridge Plant Explosion.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 10. A terrific
explosion occurred yesterday at the car
tridge factory of Fastchuk, on the Dan ube,
189 miles northwest of Varna.
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria oh re
ceipt of the news of the disaster visited
the Bufferers from the explosion who
had been taken to the hospital, and
caused money to be distributed to the
families of the victims. Of the 800
boys and girls employed in the factory
56 are known to have been killed, the
bodies of that number having been re
covered, while 27 are so badly injured
that their recovery5 is impossible, and
80 less seriously hurt are now in the
uospuai. : '
The trouble with tongue tied people
is that the membrane connecting the
tongue with the lower jaw is too short
ENGLAND AFTER SHERMAN.
British Newspapers Consider His Re
marks Highly Offensive. .
London, Aug. 11. Commenting on
the interview of the New York World
with Secretary Sherman, St. James's
Gazette this afternoon says:
"Sherman's utterances afford no ma
terial for denial by his friends of the
statement that he is suffering from
St. James's Gazette refers to the
Kalnoky incident when it says:
..."Austria properly severed diplomatic
relations with Great Britain, and Glad
stone apologized for his attack on the
dual monarchy, and asked why there
is one law in Europe and andther in
America?" - .. .. , ,
The Globe says: "Secretary Sher
man had better rid himself of the idea
that Uncle Sam is going to boss this
country either on gold or on the fish
eries. The idea of Europe being afraid,
of a third-rate naval power like the
United States could only have occurred
to a lunatic or to Sherman."
The utterances attributed to Secre
tary Sherman 'upon which the com
ments of the London papers was based
are as follows:
"England is a great country, but it
is not always safe to assume she is
ready to follow up every quarrel with
blows. She quarrels oftener than she
fights. It would be exceedingly diffi
cult for her to fight us all alone about
our seal catch ings. Russia and Japan
are in a similar position, and any quajy
rel between the United States and
England on this score would probably
involve those other countries. "
AWAKE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS.
Strange Case of Carpenter Living at
St. Louis. '
St. Louis, Aug. 11. John O. Sutte,
a carpenter and builder, has been
awake 25 years. His last slumber came
so many years ago that he has forgotten
what it is like to lie down at night and
awake refreshed and rejuvenated.
Sleep is an' unknown quantity with
Sutte. He either lies upon his bed
and gazes on the stars, or', if in a rest
less mood, takes long walks into th
eountry, returning at daybreak to begin
work in his little shop, just north of
the house. His neighbors call him
"The man who never sleeps."
Sutte attributes his sleeplessness to a
noise which continually roars , in., his
head like a cataract. At times it
sounds like the buzz and whirr of
wheels sawing their way through-heavy
timber. Again the sounds resemble
escaping steam, but at times they
mingle in a horrible deafening roar.
Owing tb the noises in his head,
Sutte does not hear readily. He says
that the ringing in his ears was caused
by an overdose of quinine which was
administered to him in 1872. He took
52 grains at one dose, and when he
awoke next day he heard a noise in his
head which has remained there ever
since, keeping him awake every day
and night for 25 years Sutte is 70
years old. He carries his age grace
fully and does not look the worse for
his long siege of wakefulness, -
HER BOY WAS UGLY
A Quitman, Georgia, Mother Commits a.
Quitman, Ga., Aug. 11. Fishermen
discovered the body of a 6-year-old boy
floating on the surface of a pond near
this place and later identified it as the
son of Mrs. Idella Powell Banks, a
widow, owning a farm just outside of
The actions of the mother when noti
fied of the discovery aroused the suspi
cions of the coroner and she was subse
quently arrested and placed in jail.
Here she was visited by a minister, to
whom she confessed having murdered
her, child. The reason she gave was
that he was too ugly to be permitted to
live, and was a constant source of em-,
barrassment to her on that acqount.
She said that she walked by the pond,
and when she tried to push him in lie
resisted with all his feeble strength.
She broke down completely in jail, and
says she wants to be hanged as soon as
possible. The child's face was dis
figured by a birthmark. '
A Grewsome Discovery.
.Valley, Neb., Aug. 11. A; grading
company at work near here exhumed 19
skeletons. .All the bodies were in a
good state of , preservation, and were
evidently buried with their clothes on
and without coffins. Five were fe
males. The bodies had probably been
in the ground 15 or 20 years, but no
resident of the locality can recall any
burying ground located here, nor does
rumor relate of anything in the past
that will account for the presence of
the skeletons. The bodies were covered
with only a few feet of earth, and were
placed in a large trench. Apparently
the skeletons are those of white people.
Fall in Spanish Securites.'
London, Aug. 11. On the stock ex
change herd today Spanish securities
fell one-half a point on the news of the
assassination of Premier Canovas del
Castillo. Later in the day Spanish se
curities recovered three-eighths of the
The chemist of the agricultural de
pnrtment in Washington thinks., that
the oil made of sunflower seed, which
he says is a perfect substitute for olivet
oil, is the coming salad oil,
Tragic x Fate of Three Gold
Seekers in Alaska.
DEATH ON PORTAGE GLACIER
A Note Found on the Frozen Corpse of
One of the Party Told the Story
Were Overtaken by a Severe Storm.
Seattle, Aug. 9. There now remains
no doubt as to the fate of Charles A.
Blackstone, George Batoher and J. W.
Malique, the Cook's inlet miners who
have been missing since April. Black
stone's body has. been found, and on
his body was a diary stating his part
ners had frozen to death.
When the steamer Lakme sailed from
Seattle for Cook's inlet, Alaska, in
March, 1896, Bhe carried among her
passengers Blackstone, Batcher , and
Malique. The men attempted to oross
the portage glacier on a prospecting
tour and were frozen to death. It is
evident Blackstone made his way down
the glacier to i where it- pitches into
Prince William sound. His body was
found at the foot of the glacier, to
gether with the, remains of his dog.
On his body was the following memo
randum: . - '
"Saturday,5 April 4, 189,7. This is
to certify that George Batcher froze to
death Tuesday night, J. W. Malique
died Wednesday. forenoon, C. A. Black
stone had his ears, nose and four fingers
on his right hand and two on his left
hand frozen an inch back. The storm
drove us on before it overtook us within
an hour of the summit, and drove us
before it, and drove everything we had
over the cliff, except our blankets and
moose hide, which we all crawled un
der. ' The temperature is supposed to
have been 40 degrees below zero. Fri
day I started for salt water. I don't
know ' how I got there with the outfit
Saturday afternoon. I gathered up
everything and have enough grub for
ten days providing the bad weather
don't set in. Sport was blown over
the cliff I think I hear him-howl
every once in a while." '
It would appear that Blackstone
went over the cliff with the intention
of finding his dog. From his diary it
seems that he found his dog, and finally
in order to prevent starving to death
he was forced to kill and eat the animal,
but it was of no avail; no relief oame
and he starved or froze to death.
On I May 27. just two months after
the men left Sunrise City, the body of
Blackstone was found bjr George Hall,
a prospector from Seattle, and the re
mains were buried. Blackstone was 39
years old, was a "native of Oregon and
had lived in Portland, Centralia,
Wash., and Seattle. s
v Batcher was a 'native; of Montana,
was 86 years of age, and for many years
followed mining. . ' ...
Malique was a native ' of Indiana,
was 88 years of age, was a'graduate of
Hamilton college, Mo., and was a prac
tical miner. For many years he bad
as a partner Mr. Hall, the hero of this
story. , -
FATAL CHICAGO FIRE.
"Five Firemen Were Killed and Fifty
Chicago, Aug. . Five lives were
lost in an explosion this evening dur
ing a fire in the Northwestern grain
elevator, at Cook and West Water
streets. Four of the dead are firemen:
the body of another fireman is thought
to be buried in the ruins. From the
force with which the explosion swept
the. spot on which they were standing,
they must have been instantly killed.'
Either the bursting of a boiler or the
explosion of mill dirt caused thehavoo.
The four firemen, who were killed by
the falling wails of the elevator are:
Jacob J. Schnur, Joseph 1 Strikman,
John J. Coogan and Jacob S. Stramer,
An unidentified man was blown into
the river, but the body was not recov
ered. . Besides these dozens of firemen and
passers by were more or less cut and
bruised by glass and flying debris In
all 61 firemen were injured.
-' A SLUMP IN SILVER.
The Price Declined One and One-Quarter
Cents at Mew York. .
"New York, Aug. 9. Silver bullion
experienced : today the most violent
break of the season's decline. In Lon
don, the -price dropped Jd ' per ounce
from yesterday's price, selling at 25d(
per ounce, as against 27d a month'
ago. .The New York price fell to 55 c
bid, a break of 1 Jc an ounce from yes
terday and 14c within a month. At
this prioe the bullion value of the. sil
ver dollar is a trifle more than 43
.. London dispatches ascribed today's
great weakness in silver to liquidation
of New York holders of the bullion.
Such a decline as today's has not
been witnessed since June, 1898. i The
India mints were' closed to free silver
coinage June 26 of that year. '- On the
news, bullion fell in London from
87d per ounce to a price below 80d,
but it rallied Bharply later.
A huge cypress tree in Tule, in the
state of Oxaca, Mexico, is 154 feet in
SENOR CANOVAS SHOT.
Spanish Premier Assassinated by as
Italian Anarchist. ,
Madrid, Aug. 10. Senor Canovas del
Castillo, the prime minister of Spain,
was assassinated today at Santa Agueda
by an anarchist. " The murderer fired
three shots, two of which struck the
premier in the head and the other in
the chest. The wounded man lingered
nnoonBcious for two hours, and died at
8 o'clock this afternoon. His wife was
but a short distance -away when he fell.
Santa Agueda is noted for its baths.
The plaoe is between San Sebastian, the
summer residence of the Spanish court,'
and Vittoria, the capital of the prov
ince of Alava, about 30 miles south cf
Billio. . ;
The premier went there last Thursday
to take a three weeks' course of the
baths, after which he expected to return
to San Sebastian to tee United States
Minister Woodford, when that gentle
man should be officially received by the
' The assassin was immediately arrest
ed. He is a Neopolitan, and gives the
name of Rinialdi, but it is believed his
real name is Angele Angelo Golli.
The murderer declared he killed Can
ovas in accomplishment of a "just vf n
eeance" and as the outcome of a .con1"
spiraoy.' He is believed to have arrived
at Santa Agueda the same day as. the
premier, and was frequently seen luik
ing in the passage of the bathing estab
lishment in a suspicious manner. :
The remains of Senor Canovas will ba
brought here tomorrow. .
Marshal Martinez Campos has gone
to San Sebastian . to attend ; the queen
regent. -' , '
Senor Sagasta, the liberal leader, has
sent the following telegram to the gtT
ernment: ' ,
"I have heard with deep pain of the
crime that has thrown us all in mourn
ing,, and I place myself at the orders of
the government and queen."
"' Most of the liberal leaders sent sim
ilar messages, placing themselves at the
disposition of the government. "
The queen regent, ' on hearing the
sad news, dispatched her own physician
by a special train from San Sebastian.
Later, on learning that Canovas was
dead, she wired her condolence to ihe
The health of Senor Canovas had im
proved greatly of late. He had been
leading a quiet life, although, he attend
ed to the business of state. :-.
At trie moment oi the assassination
he was waiting in the gallery of the
bathing establishment for his wife, who
was to join him for lunch. Suddenly
the assassin, who had the appearance
of an ordinary visitor, approached and
fired at him point blank, one bullet
passing through the body and coming
out behind the left shoulder, and the
other two lodging in the head. He fell
instantly, and only recovered conscious
ness long enough to speak a few words.
Several medical men and his wife
were unremitting in their attentions to
the sufferer, but his wounds were mor
tal, and he died in two hours. Extreme
unction was administered amid a scene
ftf fviinfylpH Bnrrnw arA indionQtinn
The assassin narrowly escaped lynch
ing at the hands of 'the waiters and at
tendants who rushed forward. Detec
tives and civil guards immediately
secured him. He was very pale, trem
bled very much ' and evidently feared
that he would be killed on the spot.
He will be first arraigned before the
local magistrates at Vergara.
' JACK HAMBLET ARRESTED.
Will Be. Tried In Long Creek for the
Murder of Benjamin Gainmany.
Long Creek, Or. , Aug. 10. Jack
Hamblet, arrested in Boise City; Idaho,'
mo. tvcciw, ckiiu iui niiirtu i nuiDi null
papers have been , applied' y Sheriff
Livingstone,' o ; tli4s county, will be
tried for the murder of Benjamin
Gammany, whom he killed in an alter
cation at a dance at Rock Creek on the
morning of February 28, 1894. The
circumstances of the killing are as fol
lows: Jack Hamblet, who lived in the
mountain, and was considered a quarrel
some and dangerous charaoter, , was
called to order during the night of the
dance by Gammany, who was floor man
ager. Hamblet resented the interfer
ence, and, using abusive language, the
two men came to blows. Gammany,
who was considerably the smaller, was
getting the best of the fight, ' when
Hamblet drew his pistol. The pistol
Was taken from him and the men sepa
rated. - Everything was again" compar
atively peaceable until about 8 o'clock
in the morning, when Hamblet renewed
the quarrel by asking Gammany to step
outside with him. Gammany com
plied, and nO sooner had the wo men
reached the outside when ' Hamblet
turned and . fired. The shot struck
Gammany's left wrist, and, ranging to
the elbow, entered the body. , With
his death wound, body bent, and hands
crossed on his breast, Gammany ran
back ' into the room. Hamblet fol
lowed him, and, reaching over his
shoulder, sent another ball into his
brain, ' ' ' . .
Then, defying any one to arrest him,
Hamblet mounted his horse and rode
away. : Armed parties started after
him, but he got into the mountain
fastness, and eluded all efforts to cap
ture him. Before leaving the dance
halj, Hamblet made the remark that
Gammany was his fourth man. . .
Those who - touch each other iarej
sometimes farthest apart