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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, H. T., SATURDAY, AUO. 16th, 19u2.
Most Daring Bandit in American History
Harry Tracy's Brief Career Marked "by a Suc
cession of Cold-Blooded Murders and Auda-
Tracy nu v. rl a c jt a few month , fin
ally drift. na Into Colorado, w,it-re h
i naturally tell In with a tough gang of
! kindred spirits operating near the
tt'tah. Cnlcrado and Wyoming bordeia,
.: Fcrnnpc frntn the. Hands nf the Offieerv ' p"""b from one state to anouu
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their confidence received a rude shock, ilnste-id of allowing themselics to !
Promptly nt 7 o'clock the prisou-ir tnk-n held up the pursuers and o
were paraded to their various work- possession of the horse and bugs
hops and eel to their dally task. Til',.1 leaving the officers to walk hark lion
Is done so regularly lei every prison ISewi.il times tin' tieelng conur
that the regards regard It as a bit )f
a frequently as the officials of any In- routine they do merhnnlcnlly. Noth-
noil..- Vmranru vltrllflnf. illfr t,l tlinm l tiinr,. Ulirill lslnc tllfltl I'l
Fatally wounded and surrounded by stroll, howewr. omethlng In the de-, Kor a'tlme they werc under the lead- 'be called upon suddenly to do the very
a sheriff's posse, a bullet from his tectlve's manner made the outlaw m,v ' hp 0 0crl!e Curry, who Is suppos- work they are put there for. So It win
nwn.rcvolvcr ended the career of the " V," ""; ',r r. ," "J "?."' " " 1 to have taken part wltb hli ltodar on the morning of Monday. Juno 9.
. - iuiuuau 1 1 it IK yu a ivuuiwut c iu
most daring bandit m the annais oi
American history Harry .Tracy.
For more than two months the bnv-c-kt
and most daring guardians of the
peace In the far Northwest have been
tngbEtd In the most difficult underr.k
Iny of thtlr lives. Harry Trv
ct. who lias, been riEnuy ieriui-u
Whole Record Made Up of Shocking Crime
and Cruelty-Exercises the Ingenuity of Satan
Himself in Eluding Justice and Vengeance.
the Sound, and dlrerted lion It should i ganlzatlon of ruffians terrorized th.it
'America's flrit and only Musollno,
has startled and thoroughly arouied
the Interest not only of the entity
country, but of the whole world by his
reckless daring and wonderful prowem
In eluding the hand of the law.
The lone man who held up all Italy
' has t Western double, who for pure
(rlminal ability and cold-blooded mur
der has never had an equal on tiie
American continent. Even the terrlbla
deeds of the James gang, the Younger
brothers, and other notorious bauds of
desperadoes and "man killers." pale
before the recital of Tracy's shocking
ucord of murders and crimes of every
hue and description. Up to the time
t writing his total number of vlctlmi
U nine, to say nothing of the number
cf persons wounded and tho vast
amount of property stolen and mad
r Aiming for Canada.
Since his daring escape from tb
Hakm, Ore., penitentiary, the vicious
bandit niRde steadily his way
northward toward the Canadian bor
der, whence It was evidently his In
tention' to cross Into the rugged aud
iiparsely settled portions of Urltlsh Co
lumbia. All along his course he haj
eluded his pursuers by sheer daring,
nnd bloodthlrstlness. He has hetltat.
td at no crime, nu matter what Its na
turf.. To sacrifice the life of a fellow
roan seemed as nothing to him. Even
hit bare subsistence has been gained
at the point of a revolver. To all ap
pearances he knows no fear and is km
tc nil the better Impulses of humanity.
He has passed through well-settle 1
portions of the country where fa.-ni
boufts wire comparatively plentiful
and where his capture was Imvilnoat.
jnther than go a few miles out of hW
course and take to the mountainous
country, where he would have the offi
cers of the law at a decided disadvan
tage. All who opposed him were
truck down with the same mercllesa
and Impartial hand. Ureakfast, din
ner nnd supper were obtained' by com
pelling farmers to fumUh food at bU
beck and call.
And now he has even gone so far 'n
the great game of hide and seek as to
kill his partner, David Merrill, (.ho
man who escaped from the peniten
tiary with him and who, so far as Is
known, has aided him all along In hU
bICIng from Justice.
Geronlmo's Kind Offer Declined.
At the same time Oeronlmo, the fa
mous Apache Indian chief, oflered bis
uervkes to the Government to the ex
ttnt of getting out upon the trail c
Tracy and attempting his capture. Ho
has offered. to capture the convict and
deliver him, dead or alive, to the au
thorities on his own responsibility.
Hut Uncle Sam Is apparently wary In
legard to the offer of the Indian chief.
Kllttcn years ngo Oeronlmo led sever
al hundred Indians In an escape from
General Miles In Oregon, and the Gov
trnment was put to the expenso of
tl.'Hiii.nuo to round up the baud.
Ur.e dark, cold night early lu Febru
ary, lfcW. u detachment of pulkciu. n
and f pe lal detectives stalled out to
airtst a pair of crooks lu Portland,
Ore. They had been hunting them ic.r
incnths, but In spite of tho fact Mint
the Portland police force Is very ell.
cknt a long series of dating huld-np-i
and robberies had been couiinlti I
nnd the force felt that Its leputathn
was staked upon the capture of the
two robbers, lor they always operated
lofcfcther, and so many of their vie-
tlms had descilbed them with surli
minuteness that the police were cer
tain all the Jobs weie done by this oil')
pair The detectives had worked 'iard
on the cases, and finally came to the
conclusion that the two young vuxpl-clous-looking
fellows who occasionally
Irtquented a house on Market street,
near First, weie the much warned uh
prlts. They alr-o learned that the old
rr of the two was David Merrill, wnci
lived In tin- house with his mother.
brother aud stepsister, a known c-i-oo.c,
originally Ironi Vamouver. Wiish.. u
tough, n-ailess tellow who would iiu
up a fight and was n dead shot, l'lie
other lellow wu Harry Tracy. '
whom they knew little, except ihnt I .
T.bM a touh i ustocier and as a go 1 1
Capture of Merrill.
One nliiht a ponse surrounded .M"r
lill t home and captured him. He i..i
asperate and, attempted lo put up
flfcht. Tne odds, however, were tu.i
treat Rnd he oiiriendered, while his
mother, wild with excitement, insist. -.1
1bat her son was no 'rlminal and beg
'.eel the linker not to take hlra away.
Seeing that her pleadlims were vam
Kbe began to abuse them and tiiully
deno.vji.ed Harry Tracy, who, she lu-Blstf-d,
had led her son into his w-.
wardnets. Then he determined to le
rtvenged upon her son's pal. Her luv
was In the toil-j already, and It wa i n
more than right that Tracy nho'ihi
share his faie. He could be cau'i.i
she said, it tne orli'ers would loll w
To this they readily lontonted. Mei
, illl's airest was kept a snt asd T.a
cy was -sent for, the meage pui'poM
ln to be iromNiis pal. upertiug
uotblng. Tracy came to the .Meir'.II
home, when DeteMlve D. Welter w i
Introduced to hlni as a irluid H.-.i
Merrill. Dave' brcthtr. So well (ill
Weluer play his part that Tiai. 'va
" uot tufplclous. He readily consent'.-il
to go out for a short walk and show
Weluer the.ntighboibuod. During the
v Traey Took the Train.
"See that train!" asked Tracy.
"Well, 1 guess I'll take It. So Ion?."
And away he started.
"1 guess you won't," replied Welner,
reaching for his revolver.
Tracy was right about it, though, for
he leaped Into the cab, but not until ha
iad taken a crack at the detective.
Putting his pistol to the engineer's
head, he commanded him to pull c:t
with all speed, leaving Welner painful
ly, but not seriously, wounded. Tho
news was telephone ahead, a crowd
gathered along the track, and when
Tracy left the engine he was followed
by a howling mob. After an exclttig
chase he was downed by an athletic
butcher and turned over to thf officer,
one of who was the detective he had
broken away from to catch the loco
motive. Thus these desperate criminals wcn
landed In the Portland jail, lodged In
separate cells and recorded In the pris
on archives of the cities.
"Harry Tracy, 25 years of age, 5 l-iet
10 Inches tall, weight ICO pounds, llgnt
gray eyes, light hair and mustache,
"David Merrill, 2S years of age. D
feet 11 Inches tall, weight ICO pounds, '
etc. with other personal description,
but only a shadowy record for tholr
past career. Two months later they
were tried and speedily convicted.
Merrill was sent up for thirteen years,
but Tracy's attempt to kill the detect
ive cost him an extra seven.
Then the pair, heavily manacled and
guarded, were taken to Salem, deliver
ed to Warden Janes, and assigned '.n
work In the stove foundry of lire oris
on, That Warden J. T. Janes is a man of
experience In dealing with dangerous
criminals there can be little doubt, out
had !i known that to his care was In
trusted a pair of desperadoes compar
ed to whom the "bad men" of the Wttt
whose exploits fill the pages of seiua
tlonal literature are peaceful citizens
It Is likely that Tracy and Merrill
would have been more closely guarded.
Exploits Almost Incredible.
It wa6. however, not till later that
he learned something of the remark
able career of the younger of the two
bandits, and when he did he might well
have doubted many of Harry Tracy's
exploits. Tbey are substantiated by
undoubted evidence. They ecllpso te
boasted escapades of the James ganx
"Hilly the Kid," Newt Force, the Youn
ger brothers, and other famous out
laws who sooner or later were killed
or captured. Since his last escape lev
eral statements of his past career are
current. One Is that ne is a half-breod
Mexican, one Manuel Arbertlnez, but
the most creditable account is glwn
by a former sherl of Montann, who ar
rested him for a petty theft in 1800 nt
In the Wilcox, train robbery. He is No one of many who were In the foui
dropped In unlniltei! to meals nt va
nulls Itlim nuns.-;- nueiu ml' lUAii'J I
no pretense of mm eailng their ldentl 1 1
ty and even boasieii f,f diMr uxplolta , bo done. Two of the six men about town, murdering any offlmt who un
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iiusiiiiuiiij ni.li ".tS ii,,i ueei) Hi'u ine piace ncre lieu securely aui ieu in j ucriooK io cucck cneir lawiossnesi
was taken anyway ami usually r.ny-tlu tent. Captain Clark, his son, and : They finally made It so strong that thj
thing else they wanted Hint was eary the other men were told tp man tin, good citizens made a geturat demand
of the mayor to rid tho town of thij
The mayor responded by organizing
known to have been concerned whlla dry seems to have seen what occurred. ! to carry. Anyone who resisted vas t launch. They did so, the outlaw nlii
In Wyoming In the robbery ot a bauk (Certain It Is that Tracy turn .Merrill
at Belle Fourche and that of the pottof- "walked to their places as usual". Cor
flee at Ulg Plnty. Here they commit- tain It is that somewhere near thu
ted numerous crimes, one of them be- places In which they worked oro two
Ing the killing of a ranchman named 'laige rllles loaded and ready for woik.
Hoy, for which Johnstone Is now serv- The two prisoners could not have car
Inc a llle sentence at Canyon City, but rled the guns from their cells. No oua
which It Is believed by many was tlu seems to have seen them seize tlicaa
work of Tracy. rllles, but Just as the foundry squid
Captured by a Posse. was about to be turned over to GuarJ
After the killing of Hoy, the clll- Frank D. Farrell and put to work a
zens of the county arose In eelf-do- shot rang out and Farrell fell dead,
ftnse. and a- posse was organized to . . m. . , .
capture the Ireebooters. In a pitched ' ,
battle fought against deputy sheriff. me stove rounury is nexi io ic.o
Tracy killed Deputy Sheriff Valentine, wan. a yarn surrounus it anu uiiriy
iiav nnd tseaned for the time belna ' feet from the wall Is tbo dead Hue.
with Lant. Bennett 'and Johnston'.'
were captured, and Dc-nett was it
once lynched. Tracy and Lant wo-e
captured about six miles from Powd :r
Guards are stationed upon the walls
armed with heavy rllles to shoot -tny
luckless or reckless prisoner w'jo
crosses that line. Tracy and Mem II
bound nnd gagged. Occasionally some . In hand, seating himself in one end of
one ot the pursuers got an occatlotnl the cabin nnd keeping his taiprovls !
glimpse of the convicts, but all that ts jcrew In full view. They left tho bay ,a posse to exterminate the gang, and
known ot them during the first few
days of their flight was wnat was ic
latcd by residents at whose- nou.ci
they had stopped for food.
On Sunday afternoon, June IS, the.v
forced a boatman to row them acroin
the Columbia river Into the Stater ot
Washington, near Vancouver, Merrl'.l'j
boyhood home. The country was no
Springs several days later. They nnd , rushed to the yard, followed by Ine
wandered far, their feet were blteolug, ; guards who had paraded the foundry
and they were so exhausted from tho ; Bang to Its work. Near the door Frank
loss of food and Bleep that neither woa Ingaham, a life convict, undertook ti
able to hold a gun, although Tracy had , op them, only to receive a rltle bull
one, taken, It Is said, from the billy of ; In the leg.
Deputy Sheriff Day. ueacmng tne yam iracy, wuojo
After their arrest they were placed snois seiuom ran, nreu at every wu
In the Jail at Aspen, Colo., for sate- guard in sight. One of the bullets kill
keeping, and Governor Wells, of Utau, 'ed Guard S. It. T. Jones, and his fall
wired Governor Adams, asking that niade every other guard In the placo
they be turned over to the Utah gov-1 hesitate to expose himself ns a tarset
ernment as escaped prisoners. Go;-1 lor either of the desperate men. The
ernor Adams consented, but Tracy raid watchmen returned the lire, however.
Lant held different views on the qua. " all sides and heboid shelter, but
tlon. On the night of June 22. 1897, '" the rain ot bullets the convicts tojlc
they escaped from the Aspen Jail, and . a ladder from the side of the foundry.
In doing so beat Jailer Jones Into .a-' Put It up against the 20-root wnH
sensibility with a poker. Jones went climbed up and Jumped over.
Into the cell to remove the dishes from m the meantime a couple or .lie
which the prisoners had eaten their watchmen had rushed out ot the main
supper. He was attacked by lent, isate and clrclei
armed with a poker and beaten Into wal1 "oping
Insensibility. Tracy then nossess;d TtleJ' rau lntu
himself ot the Jailer's gun, but they''"'" "e quickness born of thoroujli
were chagrined to find that he c'ldn'r uesperauon cue convicts nau mem
have the keys which would admit thcin covered with their rltks Compelling
to freedom. Nothing daunted, they!,nu oftlecra to drop thetr guns, they
hid In the Jallroom, and when Shci iff 'made them wnlk In front of thcii
Fisher entered to search for his Jalkc across the fields, hostages of the gol
he found a pistol muzzle In his fnc J behavior of their fellow Jailers on tha
and heard Tracy say: "Throw up your walls.
bands!" Instead of doing so, Sherltf , Excitement prevailed throughout the
Fisher turned and ran for his lift, ox-1 Prison. The men on the walls not un
plaining alterward that he wenl tor i derstandlng the danger of their co'
bis gun. When he returned with tha ' leagues In tho flold. fired a volley ot
weanon both men were cone. Laut ' hots at the lleelng figures. Immede
has never been captured or heard o ' ately thu convicts flred on the Iioj
Sncet jtagea. Guard II. F. Tl.ny fell dead,
wni Orrnan ' while his companion, lloss, either wlt.n
Tracy also disappeared for the Hum rare presence of mind or from sher
Seemingly ce went straight to Oregou. , MbM. dropped to tf, ground and lay
probably because Merrill, who was nl- motionless. Tracy and Merrill weu
so a member of one of the gangs, JlveJ too Intent upon their escape to giv
In that nart of the country, but voiy "'"" "" thought. They hurried on.
leaving mm iu uy uuck iu cut prisun,
where by this time something like or
der had been restored, for at the -list
firing It was feared that all the prii-
about 10 o'clock and made their wiy ! among, the first volunteers were tha
up the Sound. Cudlhee brothers. Doth wero atran-
Helped Fix the Engine. gers to tear, but Ed. combined with
When once be had made himself physical courage an Intelligence that
clearly understood by his crow, Plraio .soon made him a captain and eventual
Harr Tracy behaved with some gra- ly a leader of the posse that complete
clousness. He onco helped fix the en- ly annihilated the gang and restored
glnc nhen It got somewhat out of io lordoivlii the town. Then Ed. CudlhiJ
pair, but during most of the trip he found lite as a policeman a trifle ino-
thoroughly aroused, and It was becom- carefully guarded his crew and direct-itiotonous In Leadvllle, so he moved
lng one of the most remarkable fllghu ' ed the movements of the boat. Once farther west. Joining the police foreu
in the criminal history ot tue great only he gave the firemen somethlns of Seattle, he became a detective, then
Northwest. The pursuit was puih?d like an opportunity to attack aim. chief of detectives, and about a year
with more vigor but Httle success. Th-j ' That was when ho turned about to .ago was elected sheriff ot the county,
marshy nature ot the country midc shunt at n seal. Captain Clarl saV"tlio Had Tracy known this, he might
the bloodhounds almost useless. Tlu chant-, but was not quick enough. have avoided Seattle, or, at least, bava
sheriffs along the line to the northward' Sometimes he nodded and dozed a approached It more carefully, for ai
organized posses and scoured .he little, but auy time one of the crow (soon ns Jack Williams, tho first of Cu
country, but the elusive desperadoej moved lie opened bis eyes and brousht . dlhee's deputies to hear of the matter.
were always ahead of them or eail'.y his rifle Into position.
escaped through their .ordous wUuu He talked freely about bis Bight
surrounded. through two States, but most remark-
It was near Vancouver that mow able of all was his story pf Merrill. He ,lhcn. accompanied by another deputy
bloodshed was aildcu to tneir ions had killed h ra. he said, and his narra-. ""- newspaper men, m : ei uui i
learned that Tracy was In Kings coun
ty he prepared for trouble. He Imme
diately sent word to his' chief, and
search of the bandit.
Tired and Sleepy.
When Tracy sent Scott back to tha
list, though they thertiselves did ao". tlve Is decidedly thrilling.
commit the crime. William Morris, a , At Tacoma a tug sailed near the
member of the nursuins party, ft'as launch. Its crew had recognized tho
mistaken for one of tho convicts by an- launch, and, knowing Its command-jr, ' launch he was evidently lonely, tlrel.
other member of the party. He w,u steamed toward It. Tracy seemed a"d" 'eepj What ho did during thi
tired upon and seriously, thoush no; worried. I time Is uncertain. He may have rou
fatally, wounded. "I guess I'll take a crack atahat ful.'lnto the city and come out.agaln, or ha
Avoided the Crowds. i low at the wheel," he said, as he pro- ma' liav 'ept In a barn or fence row.
Avoiding the railroad and skirting pared to do so. and it required all of I In the meantime Sheriff Cudlhee ar
the larger towns, where they knew Captain Clark's persuasion to Induce ' veil and took charge of the hunt. Not
that large forces of heavily armed him to give up the Idea. since he fired the first gun In the pr.i-
rnen tne outlaw cnangeu ins nr.na -"" - "- v.to,,v.-. -....-about
landlnu at Tacoma. and ordered ! " the danger he was while Cudlh-;
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men lay In wait for them, the fuglUM-
'continued another 100 miles almost
due northward through the only "n'.ek-
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il the outside of the ' ' . K ., . , .. ,, ,
nf Wjih i nnn. that ulons thnj ! ,,f
to ncau on tne fugitive.-.- .,.- .. ..,..
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I lll'ltlllK llllllilUU "llil UfjC'l uuuuu.
that he be taken on to Seattle. If the wa n hi- trail, the veteran man
crew objected, they did not do so au
dibly, and on to Seattle they went.
Later In the afternoon when within
sight of Seattle. Tracy said:
'Don't push her too hard. Cap. I
uny time they chose they could have
gone a few miles cast and been toil
among the foothills of the Cascide.
Mountains, absolutely free from pur
His Name In the Pot.
Some time durl
1 Harry Tracy arrlv
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muni-. nun "- "Ifcui ic i.iv "w- ,, . , . .... -.,, -..,
tween his arrival and sunrise of the '. l."" .. . ' ""' "" "
following day he alone can tell, but ho.oclocl1' JU1 -
certainly made his way to the wa'er
front, and long before thu mist h.al
hunter was In his clement. Unerring
ly be tracked Tracy to Fremont, wheru
he learned that be had stopped a:
I Mrs. Van Horn's. The sheriff's arriv
al attracted some attention, and Offt-
don't want to get into Seattle before, Ct,r Enoch E. llreeto and NeA Ilawl-y
tlarU. volunteered to Join the sheriff. Cudl-
The bandit seemed entirely familiar . hee urged them not to follow. bu they
with the waterfront of the city. U.it , disregarded his advice, and. as shown
verv uncertain where to land.AttiT later, paid their lives for the prlvll-ge
; ih n.-i,, nf I..U- changing his mind frequently he final-, of enabling the noted desperado to e
JtL I .', mvmn u 1- ordered a lauding made at Meadow .cape the ono man who could hav
"l:.a'..'r Point, near Ballard, a suburb a few landed him.
Bound the Crew.
Cudlheo knew that there was bat
one successful way to light Tracy, aud
11. - 1. fr.tlfti tifii ni tfilftai
The outlaw prepared to dl.embaik. I - -- hi ""m'-am ,r ,T,
cleared up over the little fishing camp wit in tnis, as in tornier ins ances . e , ,)t.rfect,y WP tbat Trac)- wa8 a
of the Capital City Ojsier Company, at took no chances. Picking out rranl , i M
Scott, one of the crew, as the one mint
little Is definitely known of these two
It Is also certain that when he nnd
Merrill were flnallv landed at Salem.
Wnrden .Tnt,e inrt his n.slstnnt t-jnor.1 oners would attempt to escape.
Intendent. J." D. Day, underestimated , m3 8Uch " attempt had been made,
the resourcefulness and daring of their , ml those who remembered It dreaded
two prisoners and trusted too coufb , another.
Dillon. Mont., where he gave the name dcntly In the strength of the ba-itl'.o , ,l wtts 800n 8een- "er. ciai i in
of Harry Garr, then nineteen years of they ruled. At all events, he did not , uesperauoes were aio.u, in lie
age. Inttempt to separate the two men, who! ''arlng scheme they had evidently
Tracy was Jailed, but toon effected ! conlnued month after month to labor ! Planned with careful forethought mil
his escape. The State of Utah still in the stove foundry of the prison. executed with skill and nerve as
,.... ii,,v Tmev After hi. flight On the mornlnc of June 9. 10M. amazing to tho prison officials as It
" ' un u Ilia mil.lln
South Uay. Tracy appearea on ttu i """.'."!...' ,' . "...T " 'of a hat-that ho had every advantage.
scene. A couple of men were prepar- "fcciJ ") '""', "e, """ """"" , b n w n arme,i ami utterly obllv
lng breakfast In a tentjiear the shore to bind Captain Clare and the otbora M" ,J t,ron8eq,lt,nceg. 1(h
nf Puget Sound, while a gasolena
to get Tracy, nnd that was to shoot
W If if nil ti mlBKnMTTtimwT? i
BISHOP POTTER ADD ELEGANT MANSION OWNED BY MRS, CLARK
All oir th l'r.'' i. '! anumimcMl endgeniiiiit of the lit. Rev. Illshop Hen
ry Codman l'H'.e, , New Yoik anl Mis Allied Ciirnlng Clark Is an ah-soi-hln,-
topli' i-l i. m ii-atlmi ni.-nop Putter I-. ihe'liei-t known and nicit
I npular i le,-sy,r.r.ii :i n j-r -i. Hih ipiniiunice lu UU- matters ns well uh
Lis hltr:i lal..:.ll- a tluc-Umlan h earned him a national nnd Iteitiution
al fame HU 1 n.'.-in-lie It me oi Niw Yorl'.'B richest women. She Is ilin
widow o: the milliuuhiK- who controlled the Singer Sewing Machine Com
pany, and Is rajutt.1 to be worth over jsu.inn..tii-ii. She is known far nnd
wide for hei charity and It was probably this noble quality which attracted
How the two coiiviris got thu rifles
"rfnH yet a mystery. A innsplrac-y oi
the guards Is easily dlsproveii by tho
fact that three of them met their death
in trying to frustrate the escape. It i
btnted that the Haleiun prison Is not as
well guarded ns It might be: that tha
walls ure Insecurely pairolled at
night An IntcrcsU-d outsider might
scale thu walls In the dark, put weap
ons whole they could eusll be fouiil
nnd get hack without detection. This
theory, backed by the feet that Harry
Wright, who worked with Tracy mid
1 Merrill In thu foundry, and was, as
neni'ly ns prison discipline would per
mit, a friend and confidant, was re
leased only n fqw weeks ago. Is now
thought to explain tho mystery. He it
as It may, tho rifles got in and tho con
victs got out. Three guards lust their
lives, the life convict, Ingraham wtio,
In attempting to block the escape, was
shot lu tho leg, has since had the leu
nmputnted and has ncen mvrduiied by
Governor Greer, ot Oiugon.
Salem, though tho caplral of Oregon,
Is a city ot only a little more than ,
1,000 population, nbout forty-five mil ,
south ot Poitlaud. nu the same rl.-crj
the Willamette. It Is huiioumU-il l
wild timber laud, bioj-n onl by net .1
nlonal taring- nnd iiugh roads. Tui'-v .
and M. t rill literally took to tie
woods, wheie they spent their Hist
day In hlillng. A posse ol twenty men
followed lu hot pursuit, but 'uul(.Mii'l ,
no distinct trnll. Thu Hist l.".ird tif
them was nbout 10 n'cloi'u that uUli.
when they enmu upon J. W. Stuwnit.
of South Salem, on his way home.
Tli-.-y mado him lake nlf his cloilii s
nnd enter his house. So tioleut uiM
effective wero their thieatB that lu
did not Intorm the officials for fear of
the bandits' vengeance. The Ingltlves
also stole enough clothing from an ex
pressman In thu vicinity to enable
tin-in to discard thu uilsnn stripes, and
next they appropijatecl a pair of homes
on which tlioy stinted iioithward to
Held Up Pursuers.
Ujuut noon the next da blood
liuiirda wen- put on th -lr trail. Wmil
-.ns wiied in nil dln-i tlon. a large r.
taid v.q offeieil, und liuui all bid -
auiutem, 1H well as prnteoylnnul, I
tertiM. prepared to mUi h the i '
i"H Their capture was c-onal..i i
i .i ly tin- iiiestli)i ( a few bonis. ,
Th next woi'il. luiwi-ver added nmn
h'luiui' to the siiu.itlun -n thokv :
I'limedlately cuiicerned. Two m n. '
hi-i-4 oi' the sheriff's pos3e had rldd- it ,
far uothward In u buggy. Heturnln;, I
they were met by tho convicts, whu,
him on shore
launch lay a few feet away. The bar
dlt calmly announced that his "name
was In thu pot' and when he tnl 1
them what his name was they did not
dispute the fact. When the meal wis
prepared he requested the men to
stand quietly In full view at tho back
of the tent while he partook nt sumo
coffee, bacon and fried potatoes. Dur
ing the meal he Inquired about the
Captain Clark, a 8cattle electrician Ip
tho employ of thu (ompauy. Tracy or
dered that the captain be sent for.
Thu captain, mistaking thu numinous
for thu customary call to breakfast,
entered the tent, sat down and began
to oat. Knowing that hunger N pain
ful to some men, Tracy did not disturb
him. while the captain, on the ot'aer
hand, thought the slk-ut. nouu loo
handsome, fellow with the rltlc was
come Irlend of his men. and asked no
questions. Through with his meal,
Captain Chill; rose fiom i'.iu plal'i
board table and I'll thnut uls liaiu.a
into his pockets.
n.l nnnM n H I til Jin dlmpll I
u,..n.V'"V" :...v-,..' reasoned that there was only one way
trwviruji Vsaf nuiu i ihvj , out
been kind to me. and I'll reward you. .
I'll have a stack soon after I get Into "'ui1 """' '"" ,",-" Vc "" ,"""n
Seattle, and then I'll pay you for your "J- d crm'nne'1 ' k"',
.... ... chance of losing his man. and told tni
"hen. carefully guarding Scott, thoy '-;" '" htToTvw-
made toward Ballard. They rRached tne scene ot the. flgla to stay away
the suburb In darkness, and Mr a time va"""1 tlielr llvcs'
wandered about, apparently without The sheriff drove 100 yards beyoni
detlnltu aim. This taking Scott wl.li.the Van Horn house and then left tha
. . . . ..t. ... t.itfrirf nnrrvlnir I(ilr WUIIamtt rtflrt In
When told that It belonged to him seemed nut a wmn. aim as cnU ,--- ' -- --- " "-- ---
sat resting on inu rauruau cthck uiu,"-- - - -
outlaw explained that he wanted to Steadily he crept back to the housa
hold up a policeman and get a revol- .and got Inside the park and concerted,
ver. Evidently he was very auxloua himself behind a stump. He located
to get Into the city, did n-it want to do himself so that he could watch the cot
so with his rllle, and was unwilling to ,tage and could have a good range, cov
risk It unarmed. In a short tlmu he rlng Tracy when he came from tnu
sent Scott back to the launch, where .house, whether he went to ono side or
Captain Clark and Ills companions had the other of the team. The sheriff
managed to iintleUhemselws, but were figured that Tracy would take Johnsoa
waiting, uuc-c-rtaln what to do. On, the wagon again and make him drlm
Scott's return, about Pi o'clock, word. away in tne uarimoss.
was sent to thu Kings county authori
The next thing the sheriff saw, aft-ir
waiting a few- minutes, was three men
1 . . . Ml fta ttB.t ImtfktAalafe Hll,. 41 1 I f -
iii... T...... ..I..........I l.i ...I.,. I )... .emeiKins liuui inu nwuot-. uu n-..-
andliig at Tacoma I., probably madu l l'tween the other two. This wa.
. mistake, for Seattle and Kings coon- Jwcy. and ho carried a gun The slier-
demanded thu oa:j-
m.. 1 1.. n.. ' .'nop tmr.l-.
luue ,u..i uuuua . ". .'.. e ..o. """"' " .-"' Iff .nt remlv fnr netlnn nnd was nr.-
hitherto silent ty have intrusted tne presvvation w, "-- - - - - ; ,.. : .,
tlu-ir pea.-., to .m of the pioneer he-' I1"' fr Tracy to get will In c oa.
roes or law and order In the North-, ra'; ""' "'" J' ' " "
west. Sl.erirt K.l. Cudlheu Is known , "" KttWl"- r"8n,,l u" out ot thls 'r
throughout all that couriry us the . '"-''"
bravest and the wisest of the offleors . """8 wlt Kun ' hf
t .1,.. l.l ,.,n..l whn were lined lo . al,ul" "'" I'"1 lrum "" """"
W. ...V ... w..w -. .-
"Who nte you?'
That ended tho argument. At flr.t
thu captain thought it was all a prictl
cal Joke set up by tne men. but It was dealing with Just such desperados.
Throw down ttfat gun, Tracy!"
. "... ...... i... ..... il.. ...i i.io i..r,.i.. ii. ,...n. . foln. miuiewaieiy l ruty n I ceicu nuu i.i'
not many niOIlieilia ikiuib lie icauwi ill- uiu ..." uiuw.r. .... --.m. ... - , hlnnlt nt tho nfflrnr Then h
thu truth. Tracy explained that he ro- ,rado from tho timber camps of Mlchl-. P ' b'nu, .at 1 .i'"-... "k .t
lied upon thu launch to take hlni up tan and settled In I.eadUlle. An or-
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MRS, CLARK, WHO IS TO MARRY BISHOP POTTER
I tired again und again, tho third shot
evidently taking effect In Haw-ley's
body. Iloth fell to the groVnd. With
an oath T racy turned, looking for mora
victims, and then dashed through tho
fence nbout seventy-tlveTyards to tha
east ot Cudlhee.
Was a Bad Shot.
The sheilff leveled Ills llfte at thJ
rapidly disappearing convict and droi
i wl.r. Kvidently neither shot took of
lect. Tiacy then disappeared into th
daikness and the ilcnso brush ot tha
paik. going In a southeasterly direc
tion Itawley lay on the ground gapp
ing mi breath and groaulng pltlfullv,
the blood pouring trom lils wound.
Ilrcece lay a fow feet away, stono dead,
lie had never littered a word.
After that time the bandit scud
ded about the city in a most b.wllder
lug manner. Hard pressed, ho crossml
n neck of the sound, stole a sailboat,
and lied some thirty-five or forty mllui
up toward tho Canadian Hue. Tha
rovenuo cutter Grnnt- pursued thli
Capturo seemed certain, when sud
denly the desperado reappeared near
the scene or the first fight, a.tul cludln-t
nil pursuit, elided tho city, making oft
in a snutheiiHterly direction toward tin
He has killed nine men smco his o
cope and seriously wounded throj
in r Countless thefta of horsoa,
i.uh-b and money are chared
it aunt him. He has also fought more
i.uiihau Hlnglohanded agalti6t crowds,
an I held his own more Biiccossfully,
tl.nii any of tho historic desperadoes
oi Uiu old days. In fact, Tie has eclip
sed all records, and established a njw
mark In American criminal hlstoiy
, that, It Is to be hoped, will not soon lw
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