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VOL. IX. HOOD RIVEE, OREGON, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 1897. XO. 15.
THE TRAIL IS OPEN.
CUBA'S FIGHT FOR LIBERTY.
THE TREASURE SHIP.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
i Hews' of the World.
TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIRES
Am Interesting; Collection of Item From
the New and the Old World In a
Condensed and Comprehensive Form
The fund raised in Canada for the
India famine sufferers'has been closed.
The amount contributed was $179,161.
Teri saloons in Kansas City, Kan.,
were raided by the police and $3,600
worth of liquors seized and poured into
the gutters. Saloon furniture and fix
tures filling ten big drays were seized
and carted to police headquarters, where
it will be burned.
A dispatch from Buenos Ayres says
the wheat crop in the province of
Santa Fe is calculated at about 10,000
tons, scarcely more than enough to
supply the province for the year.
What is true in Santa Fe province is
said to be true in the other provinces,
that is, none will furnish more than
enough for home use.
The jewelry store of W. II. Finck,
at Seattle, was burglarized and goods
to the amount of $10,000 taken. By
sawing the iron bars off the window,
the burglars secured an entrance to the
store. With a seven-pound sledgeham
mer and an eight-inch punch they
i broke the handle off the outside door
of the safe, and then easily pried the
Five orphan children have been
shipped from Honolulu to San Fran
cisco. The government officials1 will
not permit them to land unless $500
bonds are furnished for each of the
quintet as a guarantee that they Shall
not become public charges, but so far
the necessary amount has not been
raised by the Salvation Army officer to
whom they were consigned.
Official information received at Ma
nila oonflrms the reports previously
published as to. the disastrous character
of the eruption of the Manyon volcano.
Several villages were completely de
stroyed.. At Libog 150 bodies were re
covered and buried, and more remained
in the lava. At another place 200 per
sons were missing. Some of tlve bodies
reoovered were so completely wcalciaied
as to be unrecognizable.
Advices from Rio de Janeiro state
that the fanatics attacked several con
voys of provisions and ammunition in
the interior a few days ago and a bloody
battle followed. ' The fanatics were
forced to retire after severe losses. The
Brazilian troops had 28 officers wound
ed. The fanatics are now reorganizing
their foroes and another attack on con
voys is expected, as the fanatics are in
need of ammunition.
Involved in the question of inter
pretation of section 22 of the new tar
iff, with regard to the 10 per cent dis
criminating duty on foreign goods com
ing to the United States, from Canada
or. Mexico, which i now betore the at
torney general for deoision, is another
question of equal if not greater magni
tude. It involves the question of
whether this discriminating duty of 10
per cent does not apply to all goods im
ported in foreign vessels landing at
United States ports which are not ex
empt from discriminating tonnage taxes
by express , treaty stipulation. The
matter is now before the attorney-general,
awaiting an interpretation.
Two young ladies from Alameda and
San Francisco have gone to Trinity
, county upon a prospecting tour. They
are equipped With complete miners' out
fits and are determined to work hard to
find a paying claim.
Edwin Corbin, of Chioago, has closed
a deal amalgamating the United States
and Canadian Lakes Fisheries Com
panies, whereby the control of 20 com
panies passed into the hands of the
British company with $5,000,000 cap
ital. The British, "Russian and French
ministers to Greece have notified their
respective governments that it is im
possible for Greece to pay an indemnity
exoeeding 3,000,000 Turkish. It is
understood that negotiations are on
foot to induce Turkey to accept a
smaller sum than the amount originally
demanded. . ,
The county recorder in Great Bend,
Kan. , has reported the release of over
$60,000 in chattel and real estate mort
gages since August 1, and half of the
crop has not been threshed. It is pre
dicted that by the new year the oounty
will be in better shape than ever before
and will look back on the largest acre
age of wheat in the history of the
Paul J. Henning, who has just ar
rived in San Francisco, says the Amer
ican flag is flying on Clipperton island.
He has been living on the island with
two other men and they successfully
blocked the attempt of Captain Murt
xay of the ship Kinkora, to hoist the
British flag there three months ago.
The Kinkora was wrecked and the three
Americans held as wreckage nearly a
million feet -of lumber, which was
washed ashore. H. M. S. Com us vis
ited the island later, but did not dis
turb the Stars and Stripes nor enter s ,
claim for the lumber. i
A Few of Those Gathered at Skaguay
Can Now Escape.
Seattle, Sept. 1. The following let
ter was received per steamer Utopia,
which arrived in Seattle today:
Skaguay, Aug. 25. The jam is broken
on the Skaguay trail. . A number of
outfits have gotten over, and there is a
steady stream of moving humanity,
mixed up in .an almost indescribable
mass of horses of all sizes, ages and
conditions, mules, steers, miloh cows,
goats and dogs, also vehicles of every
description and kind to be imagined.
Three steamers are now unloading on
lighterB, which convey the freight as
near the shore as possible, where it is
loaded on wagons or carried above high
tide. The Utopia is unloading at the
only wharf a very shaky structure.
Two piledrivers are at work on another
dock, whioh is intended to be a sub
A new sawmill got up steam for the
first time this morning. Bough lumber
is worth $27 per 1,000, but cannot be
got half fast enough at any price. The
city of tents is not being displaced, but
reinforced by a city of "shacks" of, all
sizes and degrees of finish. Skaguay it
the boom town of Alaska. Every man
whose heart failed him when Mie en
countered the first hardship has turned
townsite boomer. . Four weeks ago
Skaguay was not known; today there
are not less than 3,000 people here, in
addition to those on the ships in the
harbor. They have surveyed off the
townsite, the first comers having first
choioe.. The United States commis
sioner is -issuing some kind of a certifi
cate for a fee of $5; then the squatter
sticks up his tent, shack, or corral, and
is ready to "skin" the first tenderfoot
that comes along. Transfers by quit
claim are quite common, and as high
as $200 has been paid for a choice location.
Skaguay has all theusuai accompani
ments of a frontier mining town.
Dance halls and scarlet women are
plentiful, while roulette, faro, and stud
poker and craps , find devotees ready to
tempt fickle fortune's smile.
There is no danger of a famine here,
though there may be shortage in certain
lines. On all sides, "smiling plenty
as if conjured by some enchanter" here
abounds. Great piles of hay, grain,
flour, bacon, sugar and all the necessa
ries are in stock apparently enough to
last for some time to come. There are
not less than 2,000 horses at work on
the Skaguay trail, but it is hard to get
anyone to contract lo deliver you over
the summit at any price but you can
get over for about 80 cents a pound, if
you are willing to wait and contract by
sections. The packers at this end of
the trail do not like to contract farther
than the first hill, six miles out, then
one has to hire another outfit.
At Dyea the Indians are moving the
freight in an almost unbroken stream
from the landing to Lake Lindeman,
and it is no trouble to contract to get
one's entire outfit over at one trip for
80 to 85 ' cents per pound. No one
should come expecting to get over this
fall for a less rate, and no one should
bring boats. There are boats, set up,
knocked down, in sections, and single
boards on both trails from the landing
to the base of the summit, but not one
has yet been taken over. t
Another Rich Strike.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 1. A letter to
the Ledger has just been received from
the north fork of the McMillan river,
Alaska, from George Lemmon, addressed
to his wife, in South Tacoma, giving
particulars of a fabulously rich strike
on this tributary of the McMillan river.
He and his partner went there from
the Yukon on information from an In
dian, who accompanied them, last
spring, and he says they have struok a
locality richer than the Klondike. In
three months they have made a cleanup
of $55,000. He says they have a lard
bucket and a bean can full of nuggets,
and although they have no scales, they
believe it will run at least the amount
named. They have staked off five
claims, and he tells his wife to send up
four friends, whom - he designated, as
quickly as possible, to locate the ad
joining properties, the law being that
one man can locate only one claim.
The letter was sent down by the In
dian, who takes $500 or $600 worth of
nuggets to lay in a fresh supply for the
winter. Lemmon says he will not be
out before next summer, arid thinks his
friends can reach there by the middle
of October over the Chilcoot pass.' Mc
Millan river is between 200 and 800
miles south of Klondike, and until
lately has been an unexplored region.
He expresses fear of Bcurvy breaking
out this winter unless they can get some
green vegetables in, but adds that
nothing would induce him to leave the
diggings until next year, as by that
time they are confident of having sev
eral hundred thousand dollars.
Flour Fays No Duty.'
Washington, Sept. 1. Consul Fow
ler, at Chee Foo, China, reports to the f
state department that foreign flour pays
no import duty in that country. He
says that one-third of the flour import
ed goes to Canton. .About 850,000
pounds of flour from California is sold
in Chee Foo yearly. The Chinese in
that part of China consume corn food
Philadelphia)' Sept. 1. Twelve hun-1
dred trousers-makers struok today for ,
shorter hours, better pay and abolitiop
ol the sweat system, .
Star Pointer Paced Exhibition
Mile In 1:59 1-4.
RECORD MADE AT REEDVILLE
Grandstand Watches Caught the Time
Even Faster Performance Was Wit
nessed by an Excited Crowd. '
Keedville, Mass., Aug. 81. The pac
ing stallion Star Pointer, owned by
James A. Murphy, today wiped out the
two-minute mark, and ended the con
troversy which has been going on for
years as to the speed qualitites of the
light harness horse. Accompanied by a
runner, the big bay Tennessee-bred
stallion wiped out the mark and had
three-quarters of a second to spare when
he went under the wire. This wonder
ful performance was witnessed by about
8,000 persons. It was the more won
dertul for on Friday Joe Patchen, with
Geers behind him, had made a try at
the mark made by John B. Gentry last
October, and had failed by a second
and a half. Because of this, it was not
thought that his greatest rival in the
race , line would get down below the
even time mark. ; "
The day was perfect for record-breaking.
Not a breath of air was stirring
when at 4 o'clook the horse came out
with a running horse to make the trial
for a world's record. ' The first two
scores were not satisfactory to MoCleary
and he worked the horse way down be
low the turn. The second score was
even worse than the first, for while at
scarcely a two minute-clip he went to a
break right under the wire. ThiB made
the friends of the horse more than a
trifle nervous. The horse was acting as
if a little sore and not up to the task.
But the third time, down there was no
hesitancy. McCleary nodded for the J
word, and off the pacer went.
The first quarter was at a two-minute
gait, 80 seconds, and-then, as McCleary
called on his pacer to move, there was
a great cheer, for he was beating two
minutes and got to the half in 0:59,
with the second quarter ' in 0:29.
The third quarter was the fastest of the
mile, the distance being covered in
0:29J seconds, a 1:57 gait.
Around the turn Pointer seemed to
waver the smallest fraction of a second,
but McCleary had him right almost be
fore one could think, and he straight
ened out into the stretch, the runner
moving up closer. Both pacer and
runner were asked to step along. Mc
Carthy laid the whip on the runner,
but McCleary only spoke a word of en
couragement to his horse.
At the drawgate Pointer was reefed
a little, and, coming stronger from the
distance, the great 'pacing stallion ap
peared to freshen in the last few
strides, gathering fresh courage as he
neared the wire, and finished like a lion
in the record-breaking time of 1:59J.
. A mighty shout went up. Men yelled
as though possessed. In the grandestarid
the owner of the horse had his hand
wrung until it ached. Over the fences
jumped men who knew the horse and
driver, or who were carried away with
the enthusiasm of the moment.
Hardly had McCleary brought , the
horse to a standstill before they had
him on their shoulders, and he was
borne along the stretch to the judge's
stand and there, as the band played
"Hail to the Chief," he was introduced
to the throng, and then renewed ap
plause for horse, owner and trainer
A fairer mile was never timed. There
was not a watch in the stand but what
agreed with the time announced, while
on the other side of the stretch, .the
watches in the grandstand caught it
equally fast or better, not one slower.
C. W. Marks, also of Chioago, the
owner of the greatest rival of Pointer,
looked at his watch earnestly and then
"If anything, the mile was faster
rather than slower. It was a 1:59 per
formance." SWEPT BY A HURRICANE. '
The Coast of the Gulf of California Is
Denver, Aug. 81. A, special to the
News from Nogales, Ariz., says: Ad
vices from Guaymas state that a hurri
cane visited the Gulf of California and
the lower Mexican coast on the 22d
inst., and that information of the.dam
age done is beginning to arrive at that
port. At Las Guaomas, near the
mouth of the Yaqui river, the region
for miles around was inundated, and
the town swept away. Three lives were
reported lost and great damage done to
crops. The steamer Carmen is sup
posed to have left Agiabampo for the
south just as the hurricane was coming,
and fears forber safety are entertained.
The storm has prostrated the wires all
along the coast, and no particulars can
be learned. It is feared that a number
of vessels have been lost.
Arsenic and Whisky. :
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 31. James
Hardman, aged 90 years, is dead at
Westminster from the effects of a dose
of arsenic. The deceased had been ill
for a long time. Chief Sewish, a west
coast Indian, was drowned at Westmin
ster, by falling out of a canoe while
Quinton Banderas Tells of the Progress
. of the War.
New York, 'Sept. 1. -The Journal
and Advertiser says: The sensationally
victorious inarch of the Cubans under
Maximo Gomez and Antonio Maceo,
the entire length of the island, in Mar
tinez Campo's time, has just been
duplicated by Quintin Banderas. The
negro war captain,' than whom no Cuban
of the colored race, i excepting only
Maceo, perhaps, has won greater honors
in the struggle for independence, led
12,000 men from the eastern end of the
island, where the patriots in arms are
strongest, to the western end, where,
since Maceo's death the Cuban cause
has not prospered so well. ; Those 12,
000 men represented all branches of the
Cuban army service. They penetrated
into the provinces of Matanzas, Havana
and Pinar del Rio, strengthening the
existing forces in each of these provinces
to such an extent that the coming win
ter campaign there may be expeoted to
be even as disastrous for the Spanish as.
in the times of the redoubtable Maceo.
The news of the brilliant achieve
ment was brought to the Journal and
Advertiser by the mail from Havana in
an autograph letter from Banderas him
self. In it he requests the publication
of the proclamation that he issued on
taking charge of - the department.
Banderas says that the second invasion
of the west was made in compliance
with plans that were completed by
Maximo Gomez, the general-in-chief
himself, in June last, and that the
march was -effected with little or no
trouble or molestation from the Spanish
troops. The proclamation intimates
that there have been wholesale deser
tions from the Spanish army in Havana
provinpe into the Cuban service.
The rest of the proclamation is di
rected "To the Men of My Race," and
is as follows: - . ' " '
"It only remains for me to appeal to
the men of my race, to point out to
them that we Qwe the liberty of our
fathers to, the resolution of 1868, and
it is my duty to present to them the
example of that noble figure, Major
General Antonio Maoeo, who died on
the field for the liberty of his country."
Spain Will Never Yield. .
Denver, Sept. 1. Count Henri Pen
aloza, of Paris, is spending a few . days
in the city upon mining business. The
count is an Amerioan by birth, a Span
iard by descent and a Frenchman by
adoption. He was born in San Fran
oisoo in 1869, while his parents were
spending the winter in California. In
the course of an interview Count Pen
aloza said: -' ;
"As long as Spain has a man or a
penny in the treasury the Spanish gov
ernment will not consent to the inde
pendence of Cuba. A country whose
call for military funds was subscribed
four times over and which has sent
200,000 soldiers to Cuba, is not in the
impoverished condition so often de
scribed." " ,
Count Penaloza is exiled from his
native country on account of the Carlist
proclivities of his family.
IN BEHALF OF INDIANA MINERS.
A Large Relief Fund Subscribed at
Denver, Sept. 1. A special to the
News from Lebanon, Ind.', says: An
immense meeting was held last night
at the opera house in behalf of .the
starving coal miners in Indiana.
Thomas J. Terhune made a statement
of the condition of. the miners as he
found it while making his investiga
tion as Governor Mount's special com
missioner. He said: ' . '
"There are 8,000 families' in this
state in destitution. Thirty thousand
people are literally starving. A few
years ago they received $1.25 per ton;
now the average price paid is about 85
cents per ton. A good miner can make
$1 a day arid is allowed to work two
or three days each week. They are
compelled to trade at company stores
and. the prioes they pay are left entire
ly to the mine operators. The miners
admit that they cannot live upon the
present scale of wages."
. A large subscription to the ( relief
fund was raised. r
E. V. Debs left Terra Haute for St.
Louis last night to attend the confer
ence called by the national executive
board of United Mineworkers. He
says there has been a remarkable change
in publio sentiment on the injunction
question; that.whereas three years ago
there was hardly any dissent from the
course of judges who were issuing re
straining orders against the strikers,
the preponderance of sentiment now is
A Convert to Buddhism.
New York, Sept. 1. A most uunsual
oeremony will be performed this even
ing upon the platform of New Century
hall, on Fifth avenue, when Countess
M. de Canavaro will be received into
the Buddhist faith by Dharmapala, a
priest ot the Brahma-Somaj sect. , The
priest will repeat in his native language
the formula of the oath of Buddha,
Which will be repeated by the prose
lyte. This will be but the second cere
mony of the, kind ever performed in
Countess de Canavaro is an American
woman, about 45 years old, a native of
California, who married a foreigner.
Further than that she will say nothing
whatever about her family affairs.
A Resume of Events in the
EVIDENCE OF STEADY GROWTH
News Gathered in All the Towns of
Our Neighboring States Improve-'
ment Noted In All Industries Oregon.
The Bpring run of salmon at Celilo
was a failure thisyear.
The hay harvest in Wallowa county
is over, and farmers are busy garnering
A student of fruit culture in Jackson
county says that yellow jaokets are
death on all kinds of moths that prey
One of the tramps injured in the
wreck south of Roseburg drew $100
out of his pooket and asked to be well
sared for while that lasted.
' The schooner Bella, built on the
3iuslaw by Eli Hansen, was furnished
with masts last week. The Bella has
been a long time building.
Hon. Thomas H. Tongue has suc
ceeded in locating the lost muster rolls
of the companies of volunteers that
fought the Rogue river Indians in J853.
The sawmills up the North Santiam
are being operated to .their, fullest
capacity. Many of them are cutting
ties and bridge timbers for repairs on
the O. C. & E. ' ...' ' .
Eighty acres of the Ginn place, near
Weston, which was threshed last week,
averaged 52 bushels of wheat to the
acre. This is the largest yield yet
heard of in that section.
Engineer Halcombe, with a crew of
men, is now engaged in making a sur
vey of the Nehalem bar, with the ob
jeot 'of getting an appropriation for
jetty work. He is doing the work
thoroughly, and will also make a sur
vey of the Tillamook bar later.
Astronomer S.S. Gannett has the in
struments in place for receiving time by
wire from St. Louis, in order to estab
lish a meridian line at Baker City for
the geological maps that are to be made
by the federal authorities of the Baker
The Astoria carnival this yetrhas
eclipsed anything of the kind ever held
in that city. ' It is the intention to
effect a permanent organization of a
regatta club, the objects of which will
be to collect funds and otnerwise pro
mote the annual carnival. ;
The state fair to be held in Salem
this year promises to be a success in
every way. The O. R. & N. , with its
usual generosity and care for ' the
state's interests, is the first line to an
nounce a reduced rate to Salem during
the fair of one fare for the round trip.
Work is being pushed on the con
struction of the Astoria & Columbia
River road to Goble, and the officers
say they will have trains running be
tween Astoria and Portland by January
1. The affairs of the road are in good
hands', and being conducted ' in a business-like
L. C. Coleman returned to Jackson
ville from San Francisco last week.
While at that city he had four sugar
beets, raised on Griffin creek, analyzed
at the Spreokles refinery. The result
howed that they averaged 10 ounoes in
weight, contained 16.53 per cent of
sugar and co-efficient of purity of 85
per cent. The percentage of saccharine
matter is high, especially as the beets
are not matured. Those containing 14
per cent sugar, with a co-efficient purity
of over 80 per cent, are considered good.
Should beets raised in other parts of
Jackson county turn out equally well,
factory may be up in the near future.
' ' ' Washington.
Much of the grain around -Colfax is
yielding more than 40 bushels to the
The turfmen of Walla Walla have
arranged for a race meeting in that city
for October 20, 21, 22 and 23.
The shingle mill at Cosmopolis is
running a night and a day crew, as are
the box factory and planing mill.
The ruling price for paok horses in
Ellensburg last week was $20, and the
tendency of the market is still upwards.
It is reported that the Northern Pa
cific will at once put on six more com
pound looomotives between Ellensburg
and Hope. ,
Kittitai county is advertising for bids
for building a bridge across the Cle
Elum river, and also across the Yakima
The steam heating apparatus for the
marine hospital in Port Townsend has
arrived,' and is being put in by the con
tractor, who expects to have the work
finished on time. ,
The Spokane Spokesman-Review says
that never in the history of Spokane
has there been such a demand for har
vest hands, and that unprecedented
wages are offered. From $2 to $4 per
day and board is tendered in many seo
Lists of school land of Lincoln, Walla
Walla and Adams counties subject to
lease have been sent to the respective
county auditors by the board of land
commissioners. After these lists have
been posted SO days, the lands will b
offered for lease.
The Steamer Portland Arrives From
, St. Michaels.
Port Angeles, Wash., Aug. 81. The
steamer Portland arrive i from St.,
Michaels tonight. Captain Kidston
reported a pleasant voyage, , and s ex
plained the delay of three days in
reaching Port Angeles by stating that
a very serious storm at St. Michaels de
layed the disoharge of his cargo.
He laughed when told of; the reports
that the Portland was carrying over ...
$2,000,000 in gold. As a matter of
fact, he said, there was only about
$825,000 in gold dust and nuggets on
board his vessel.
" Up to the time he left St. Michaels
he had heard of no new gold fields.
Among the Portland's passengers '
from St. Michaels is Timothy Bell, who
has with him $30,000 in gold which
he dug from a claim that cost $125.
William Ogilvie, Dominion surveyor,
says the 600 ' claims now staked out
will yield $60,000,000.
From a number of the Portland's
crew it was learned that Captain Kids- .
ton had expected the Weare, one of
the company's boats, to come down the
Yukon with about $1,000,000 worth of ,
nuggets and gold dust, but as she did .
not arrive in time he decided to bring Hjf'"
down the treasure next trip. -
The United States cutter Bear", it is
said,' will guard the Portland 1 on her
ne:;t trip from St. Michaels to Seattle.
As most miners will make their clean
up by that' time it is 'expected th
Portland's cargo will be a very valu- .
The returning miners say the re
markably rich claims on Eldorado creek
will number '140. Mr. Ogilvie esti
mates that, at the rate these 140 claims
are now producing, and considering
the ground yet to' be Worked, the
amount in the next three years will ag
gregate about $70,000,000. To this
must be added the favorable possibil
ities of pockets and development of
claims already found, but not opened.
There have been other rich strikea
on Stewart river, Hunker, Henderson
and Indian creeks, but none f these
are as rich as the claims on Eldorado
and Bonanza creeks. ,
Until the .wonderful discoveries of
Klondike were made, ground worth 10
cents to the pan, with two or three feet
of pay dirt, was considered very good
for the Yukon, and the miners made
their money with rookers and sluices.
This year the miners are passing en
tirely over ground of this richness in
their search for sand and gravel that r
will pay like that of the Klondike dis
coveries. . ,',
Up to date, none of the claims was
showing any signs of exhaustion, and
scarcely a dozen are more than well
opened. , Every one has large areas of
ground to be worked. ..','
One returning miner , says it is im- .
possiblle to make anything like an ac
curate estimate of the probable yield of
the mines. vThe ground is ' not at all .
even in richness, and the worth of pay
streaks varies greatly. , , ;
The most important news from St.
Michaels is that the river steamers left
there t.vo weeks ago for their last trip ,
up. It is not certain they, will reach ,
Dawson this fall, and the passengers
who left the Sound as early as July 25
may not reaoh Circle City before navi
gation closes. This makes it ' certain
that hundreds who left the Sound and .
California since August 1 for St. '
Michaels will winter . there. At the
best they can scarcely get started up
the Yukon before it freezes solid. :
All vessels touching at St. Michaels
this summer have had difficulty keep
ing their orews, who have caught the
fever. One schooner from Victoria was
entirely deserted by her crew, from
captain to cook, who started up the
river for Klondike, ..
The crew of the J. M. Colman tried .
to desert, but the attempt was discov
ered in time, and, by a display of fire
arms, the men were compelled to re
main. '. ' .. .'
Every vessel from St. Michaels has
come away short-handed. The Port- J
land lost several of her crew, but was
able to obtain men by . paying high v
FATE OF THE BENDERS.
The Old Man and Kate Were Shot by
' . ... " a Tosse.
; Wichita, Kan., Aug. 81. Another
chapter is added to the gruesomd story
of the Bender family, whose home in
Montgomery county over 20 years ago
was the scene of upward of 80 murders,
according to the deathbed confession of t
Captain Carroll. The fate of the.
Benders has heretofore been veiled in
mystery. . .
Captain Carroll confessed that a band
of citizens, sworn to eternal secrecy,
followed the Benders after their flight
from the scene of their crimes and
killed Kate and the old man, but let
Mrs. Bender go, with a warning never
to return on pain of death.
He said that Kate and her mother
stood by and stoically watched the men
riddle the body of William Bender with
bullets, and then when Kate's turn
came she stepped out like a tragedy
queen and said:
"Blaze away." '
She was shot down like a dog, but,
when it came to shooting the mother,
the hearts of the posse failed them and.
they allowed her to go. ; The bodies
were carefully buried and the graves