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FIRST TRAGEDY
OF THE STRIKE
Fatal Quarrel Between
Two Guardians of
the Peace.
One Deputy Sheriff Shot and
Mortally Wounded by
Another.
Three Thousand Mon Quit Work at
Honey Brooke— lnjunctions
Continued.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Aug. 16.--The first
JJood in the Pittsburg strike was shed to
day. Deputy Sheriff Robert Kerr, 60 years
old, was shot and mortally wounded by
Frank Anderson, also a deputy. They
quarreled ever a disagreeable assignment
to guard one of De Armitt's mines at
Clarkviile and a hot tistfight resulted.
Anderson wa3 knocked down, and when
he arose drew a revolver. Some eye
witnesses say that Kerr was lying on the
ground when Anderson shot, while others
say both wera standing erect.
Anderson pulled the trigger and the
bullet entered Kerr's stomach and is sup
posed to have pierced the lungs or liver.
After the shooting and before his arrest
Anderson walked up and down excitedly,
smoking a cigar. When led away he
stopped at the platform where religious
services are held every Sunday, knelt
down and earnestly prayed that Kerr
might not die. The surgeons say that
Kerr cannot live.
Anderson was .brought to the County
Jail at 11 p. m. He says he was excited
when he shot, but that at any rate ho
fired in self-defense. Sheriff Lowry is
much cast down on account of the crime.
He dreaded violence on the part of the
strikers, but never expected his own dep
uties to be the first to set a bad example.
Judges Stowe and Collier held a hearing
to-day in the * injunction proceedings
rgainst the striking miners. The tem
porary restraining order was continued,
and the Judges reserved their decision
making it permanent. A big crowd of
strikers attended the hearing. De Armitt
testified about the threats of.the strikers.
Employes testified that they had been
warned that the strikers had pistols and
guns loaded with smokeless powder, had
been threatened with violence, stones had
been thrown at them and threats had been
made that their homes would be burned
if they did not strike.
The leaders of the Turtle Creek strikers
have engaged quarters at the boarding
house of the unmarried men employed at
de Armitt's mines, which are to be taken
by the strike leaders with the intention of
thus teaching the miners during their
leisure moments and by argument per
suading them to strike. The strike
leaders contend that such missionary
work will be neither a violation of the
injunction nor of any existing statutes,
and they cannot be prevented from thus
prosecuting their wort. If this plan is i
m pot into effect the present camps of the j
9 sirUstresjsiU breac up."*-
In camp at the Jefferson schoolbouse |
about 125 miners are quartered. Despite
the orders of President Dolan they were !
anxious to march to the Sandy Creek
mines this morning. The leaders pro
tested that they had orders not to march,
but the men seemed determined to disre
gard them, and it was only after repeated
statements that such action in the face of
the present temporary injunction might
lose the ca«e for the strikers in court to
day that the men agreed to remain in
camp. The rank and hie of the strikers
want to continue the marching, and the
leadsrs will probably accede. In that case
some arrests will bs made.
The threatened suits against the New
York and Cleveland Company for retain
ing the wages of their striking minors
have been commenced. It is anticipated
that about 150 suits will result for salaries
ranging from $15 to $20, which represents
two weeks' pay. Three suits were entered
before Alderman Toole to-day. Tne hear
ings were fixed for nest Saturday, and the
outcome will bo watched for with interest,
as it involves the legality of the iron-clad
contract and the right to withhold the
wages of striking employes.
HAZLETON. Pa., Aug. 16.— Thirty-five
drivers in No. 5 mine, in Honey
Brooke, went out on Saturday and there
was a general tie-up this morning whon
8000 men quit work, shutting down all the
Lehigh and Wilkesbarre collieries in this
district. An effort was made to start the
mines this morning with new men under
the protection ol" the coal and iron
police, who were armed with Winchesters.
Three hundred strikers assembled at No
4 mine, in Audenreii, marched past the
police, tock the workers with them and
made the tour of the entire district, bring
ing all the workers out. The men de
few ii. and an increase of wages and ths dis
charge /or transfer of Superintendent
Jones. Jones bas been threatened re
peatedly, as he is unpopular throughout
the district. He is accompanied by offi
cers about the mines and his house is
guarded at night.
WHEELING, W. Va., Aug. 16.— The
coal strike shows more activity to-day
than it has for several weeks. One thou
sand strikers, under the leadership of
Woods and O'Connell, are .camped near
the biggest mine of the company, just
far enough away to escape injunction
proceeding--.
In the New River and Loup Creek val
leys Fred Ditcher and his men Have been
>, served with the injunctions granted by
• Judge Jackson to-day, forbidding them to
enter unon the property of the company,
PARKKRSBURG, W. Va.. Aue. 16.-
Since Saturday night Judge John J. Jack
son has issued eight injunctions restrain
ing labor leaders from trespassing on the
property of different mine-owners and
Jrom interfering with working miners.
Two more injunctions were issued to-day
against Debs and Ratchford for trespass
mi.* on mines in this district. The miners
will make a test case of one of the injunc
tions. They say they will fight it to the
bitter end.
One hundred miners of the Montana
mines joined tLe strikers to-day, being
forced to do so by the strikers. This
break of the Montana miners was not ex
pected by the operators. They hope to
prevent a'further break by serving injunc
tions. ...•., ■• . - '
i AFGHANISTAN'S AMEiR WEAKENS.
Issues a Firman forbidding Moham
medan Subjects in India Joining
the Revolt.
SIMLA, India, Aug. 16. -In response to
the note of protest and warning addressed
to the Ameer of Afghanistan* by the In
dian Government in regard to the excite
ment of Mohammedans of India to revolt
against British rule the Ameer has issued
a firman forbidding subjects to join the
Indian rebels under severe penalties.
The British officers who took part in the
j fighting at Shab Kabr Fort last Tuesday
I declare that among the rebellious tribes
: men were many Afghan regular troops.
jOn account of the threatening situation
j along the Afghan frontier troops are being
j withdrawn from' distant cantonments
und moved northward as rapidly as pos-_
sible. The railways are busily engaged in
transporting troops and their supplies.
Army officer-* and surgeons who are on
leave have been ordered to rejoin their
commands.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Turkey, Aug.
16.— 1n connection with the reports re
garding the incitement by the Ameer of
Afghanistan of Mohammedans of India to
revolt against the nil" of the British, it is
stated that tne Pan-Islamic Synod here,
finding the Ameer hesitates to follow its
orders, has determined to force his hand.
A personage who is connected with the
intrigue, conversing with a friend, said:
"We have now induced the Brahmins
to join us in working against tiie British
yoke. The war of the Koran against the
Gospel is beginning. Nothing now can
prevent what is written from happening."
CLOSE CALL FOR THE KAISER.
Terrible Disaster on a Road Over
Which He Had Just
Passed.
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 16.— An ex
press train running between Berlin and
Hamburg was derailed last evening, four
persons being Killed and twenty seriously
injured. Tho cause has not yet been
ascertained, but it is thought the rails
were tampered with or that the track was
undermined. The imperial train with
the Emperor and Empress aboard passed
over the same tracks six hours previously
and it is suggosied that a criminal out
rage contemplating the destruction of the
Kaiser's train was intended, but the un
dermining did not produce the desired
effect at tho time.
Prominent Members of the Y. M. I. "Who Have Taken a Leading Part in the Preparations for
the Santa Rosa Meeting*
SACKED BY
THE CUBANS
Insurgents Enter the
Town of Sagua La
Grande.
Weyler Sends Out Forces to
Attack at the Scene of
His Recent Defeat.
Sensation Caused by en Official
Report Concerning Sickness
Among: Spanish Troops.
HAVANA, Cuba (via Key West, Fla.).
Aug. 16 — Cuban General Alredo Rego has
entered the important town of Sagua la
Grande, Santa Clara Province, with a large
insurgent force. The only details known
as yet ara that the town was sacked by the
Cubans. ' : >_.{
A large Spanish force left Havana two
i days ago to join the other Spanish columns
J operating near the capital. They have
I orders from Weyler to attack the insur
j gents now encamped near Tapaste, the
| place where, as previously reported, the
j Spaniards were utterly defeated last week,
\ their reverse compelling Weyler to return
j hurriedly to Havana.
General Quintin Banderas is reported to
i be at Batabano, Havana Province, with a
j strong force of Cubans. The insurgents
: continue to be very active in Pinar del
Rio Province.
The Spanish official medical report cre
ated a sensation -here by the statement
that if the present state of sickness among
soldiers continues it is probable that by
next winter there will not bo over 10,000
healthy men in the army in Cuba. The
report has caused considerable excite
ment. The friends of Weyler are hopeful
that in case the present political situation
continues in Spain the captain-general
will remain In office. \.
The Spanish merchant, Emilio Diaz, ar
rested by order of Weyier upon a charge
of fraud, asserts that hi deposited $11,0C0
at a banking-house of Castana, in Cen
fuegos, and that the money was with
drawn from the bank without his consent
by Weyler's agents. .-. Not the slightest
recognition of this lact is to be found in
the official papers upon which Diaz was
arrested. '
Killed' In/ . m*fOten Engine.
NEW YORK, K. V., Aug. 16. -Jerry
Cunningham, an "L" road engineer, was
struck by nis own engine this morning at
Eighty-fourth street and Third avenue,
and instantly killed. . %
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1897.
SANTA ROSA IN
CARNIVAL COLORS
Hearty Greeting to the
Young Men's Insti- •
tute Delegates.
Two Great Welcome Arches
Span the Main Street
of the City.
Open-Air Concert to Follow the
Arrival of the San Fran-
Cisco Contingent.
SANTA ROSA, Cal., Aug. 16.— ar
rangements for the thirteenth Grand
Council of the Young Men's Institute, to
be held at Santa Rosa this week, are com
pleted. The arduous labors of the local
committee have been crowned with SUC
CESS.
The delegates began to arrive this
evening, and many more will come to
morrow. Committees will be in waiting.
at both railroad depots to conduct them to
tbe hotels.
The San Francisco delegation is ex
pected to-morrow. After its arrival an
open-air concert will be given in its honor
on the Courthouse square.
Santa Rosa is already arrayed in holiday
attire. The principal stores and buildings
are gay with flags and bunting of the Na
tional colors— red, while and blue. Two
arches span the main street. These
arches are profusely decorated and are
quite handsome. The background is
white and the drapings are in tho Na
tional colors, with flags and shields. On
either side are two designs emblematic of
the order — the cross, the olive branch and
the star. At the top of each arch, in
large letters, is the motto of the Y. M. 1.,
-Pro Deo, pro Patria" — for God, for
country. One of the arches is located
near tho postollice and the other near
Washington street, on Fourth street. u:iV
Near the San Francisco and North Pa
cific Railway depot the word "Welcome"
in larpe wooden letters is stretched across
the street.
On Wednesday morning the delegates
will assemble at Odd Fellows' Hall and
from ere, escorted by tne local council
and the Santa Rosa band, they will march
to tet. Rose's Church, where solemn high
mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father
Catlin. The sermon. will be preached by
Archbishop Riordan. An excellent pro
gramme of sacred music has been pre
pared and the regular choir of the church
will be assisted by . a number \ of well
known vocalists of San Francisco. At the
Can elusion ot the mass the delegates will
march in a body, to the Odd lows' Hall,
where the sessions of the council are to be
held and the committee on credentials
will present its report:
The grand ball tendered tbe delegates
will take place at'the Athenaeum in the
evening. This will conclude the first day's
labor.- ;•:■ .j.- .'■■■■ -•■--.'«. .-■•■ - v.- ■*■■ - - ■ '.
CALIFORNIA. YET HAS
SUFFICIENT GOLD TO
ENRICH ALL SEEKERS
Continued from First Page.
— ~~ T" r— — ; — — — — — — ■
sack holding half a bushel to the spring
and in a few minutes had put -it
through the rocker, getting about $5 in
coarse gold. More of the stuff went to the
dump uricrashed. A j single handful lof
the soft vein-matter was panned and
yielded about 25 cent«. This roughly in
dicates a value of over $1000 a ton for the
vein. • -.
I Burgess,' and Murphy know nothing
about mining except to crudely wash what
they dig. "v The surface has been scratched
in only one ' place, and little can
oe told * about the find except
.the Y wonderful surfaca richness of a
peculiar formation ' which does not seem
to bo a pecker. The vein is apparently
the top of a perpendicular ledge, which
has slipped Irom place in a mass move
ment of the surface in ages past.
A steep climb and steep descent brings
one to the Keating mine. It was located
two years ago, and Keating has slowly de
veloped it. He found along one steep side
of Hardscrabble Gulch the top of a big
quartz ledge crashed and moved by a
slide.
The lodging-place he has not yet
found by sinking shafts. The ledge
matter is very rich in free gold, v which
may Le Die ked off the quartz sampler in
large fla_es. • * • '.V*V V-
v Keating is an ordinary prospector from
Scotts Valley with no expert knowledge,
and has never had an assay made. It is
from having pounded up the rock in mor
tars and panning it that he judges the
value of the best of it by the thousands.
Much of the rock is, however, exceed
ingly rich, and surface indications point
to a wide ledge. By running a tunnel
from down the hill to crosscut
the ledge at a depth, and by run
ning it through a mass of porphyry
full of seams rich in gold some time ago
he took three and a half ounces of gold
from one pan from the seams. He has
panned out nearly $30,000 altogether.
There are thus two phenomenal finds at
the head of Coffee Creek and one near its
mouth, where the world's biggest nugget
was found.
It is a long and hard way to Hickory.
Gulch, but thirty rushers are already
there, mainly from Siskiyou County. Few
have found even a prospect, and as yet
but few claims bave been filed/but nearly
all are vainly panning the gulches.
A dozen a day are going into Coffee
Creek from the lower end, carrying outfits
or with pack mules and resting, camping
and prospecting amid the glories of the
canyon. v'.-f; J. 0. Denny.
Gold In Sonoma.
SONOMA, Cal., Aug. 16.— A piece of
gold-bearing quartz was found by Solomon
Carriger in this place to-day in a well he
was digging in the rear yard of the resi
dence of G. H. Holtz, a prominent mer
chant. Several pieces were found. The
location of the well is within a stone's
throw of the center of town. Great ex
citement prevailed for a time, as it was
thought that the find was a rich one. The
quartz bas not been assayed, and tho real
value is not known. *?':. :'-"
AFT Eft THE FIERCE DUEL.
Count of Turin Welcomed by Humbert,
but He and His Seconds Will
Be Imprisoned.
ROME, Italy, Aug. 16.— 1t is stated
that the Count of Turin, upon arriving at
Modanc, on the frontier, on his return
from France after tho duel, received a
telegram from his uncle, King Humbert,
welcoming him and felicitating him upon
his courage.
In curious contrast to this it is announ
ced that ths Count and his seconds
Colonel Avoguado di Quinto and Colonel
Francisco Pallavicino, have been notified
that they will be confined in a fortress for
a breach of military regulations in going
abroad without obtaining leave of ab-
s nice.
LONDON, Eng, Aug. 16.— special
from -Rome, published to-day, says it 13
reported there that the Pope will excom
municate Prince Hen?? of Orleans and
the Count of Turin, as dueling is forbid
den by the Roman Catholic church.
•NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 16.-The
Italian headquarters was en fete to-day
and early this morning resounded with
music of bands, while a dingy old tene
ment in the vicinity of Mulberry Bend
Park was gay with the green, white and
red of Italy. All this was in celebration
of Turin's victory. over Orleans in the
Paris duel. There was a parade of honor.
All along the route there were cheers for
the young Prince who wounded his adver
sary. . i-
. Louis V. Fugazy, president of the'Unitea
Italian Societies, sent the following dis
patch to the Italian Minister of Foreign
Affairs at Rome: ' "The United Societies
congratulate the victor, the Count of
Turin."
Mr. Fugazy says special honor will be
done the Prince when the societies meet
on September 20 to : celebrate the tall of
Rome. The Italian residents of other
cities also sent congratulatory telegrams.
PARIS, France, Aug. 16.— A bulletin
issued late to-night says Prince Henry's
condition is fairly good, hut rest is abso
lutely necessary to recovery. .
The Soir asserts that it had a reporter
disguised as a forester and hidden in the
trees to witness the' duel between Prince
Henry and Turin. It remarks upon the
curious circumstances of the omission of
the customary formality of the adversaries
allowing themselves to be searched by all
seconds, and adds: "There is no explana
tion of the bending of the sword of Henry.
It must have met with: a very stiff sub
stance, possibly a button, possibly a hard
starched shirt front, and possibly some
thing else."
The use of red parasols has been
officially v forbidden in many villages of
the Tyrol. S The " peasau ;; say that '-'. the
startling color Irritates the grazing cattle.
COCOS ISLAND'S
FABLED CACHE
Alleged Discovery of the
Hidden Loot of
Pirates.
Returned Adventurer Claims
That He Has Found the
Treasure.
Brought to Victoria by the Aurora,
Whose Crew Sought for It
In Vain.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 16.— This port
has been the outfitting scene of many
Cocos Island treasure-hunting parties,
but the usual no-luck story has been
varied to-day by the return of the sealing
schooner Aurora. When there appeared
to be nc longer any money in seal hunting,
Captain Hackett made a bargain with
Victorians who had money to bear the
cost of an expedition, and started with bis
party on the Aurora about four months
ago. Mrs. Brennan, relict of a seaman
named Keating, bad inherited from him
what she supposed to be the secret of this
Cocos Island treasure, and, confident in
the value of her inheritance, she had come
all the way from Nova Scotia to be the
star passenger on the Aurora.
The island was duly reached and the
place marked on Mrs. Brennan's chart
was found, bearing indications of having
been thoroughly prospected with pick and
shovel already, but quite barren of gold or
other treasure.
Two of the crew B. Whidaen and
W. Livingstone refused to leave the isl
and without the object of their search and
the Aurora has come without them, but
has brought as a passenger Charles Hart
ford, an American soldier and adventurer,
claiming Rockport as his home, who in
sists that he ha*» located the treasure, but
is under bonds todisclose the hiding place
to the Costa Rican Government ana to no
one el c e.
According to Hartford, he was landed
on the island from a Costa Rican gunboat
ten months ago, but since then has neither
seen nor heard anything of his patrons,
and accordingly li% was willing to make
the following agreement, which tells its
own tale: V VV" '
■ "I, Charles Hartford, have an agree
ment with and a permission from the
Costa Rican Government to search for
hidden treasure supposed to have been
hidden on Cocos Island. I was landed by
the said Government on September 22,
1806. and that Government agreed to
come back for me inside of three months.
Nine months have gone and I have not
heard irom them, the said Government,
and, being in a starving condition, and
with no means to obtain food, and no way
to get off the island, and having located a
large treasury I this. day make an agree
ment with the captain and crew of the
schooner Aurora, of Victoria, B. C. , to un
cover and take half of the treasure of
whatever nature, whether gold or silver
or precious stones, for their side of the
agreement, and to land m*, Charles Hart
ford, at some convenient port in the
United States with the other half of the
sa d treasure." 'fV^V-'-'-u- .'.
The other parties to this agreement
were the crew of - the Aurora, with the
exception of Captain Hackett, who re
fused to sign. The suggested. agreement
was declared off, but Hartford was glad
to be allowed to come to Victoria on the
schooner. He. has been with the United
States Consul for several hours to-day,
prevailing upon that functionary to send
messages to the Costa Rican Government,
which so far have not been answered. It
ihey continue this shabby treatment,
Hartford says, he will be willing to renew
negotiations with Captain Hackett. In
the meantime the captain is disheartened,
but fully expects that the two men he has
left behind may discover something. He
thinks now that he sailed into the wrong
bay, and this theory they will test.
The paper that Hartford exhibits as his
concession from the Costa Rican Govern
ment is written in Spanish and dated Au
gust 24. 1896. He was landed, with a lit
tle negro boy as a servant, and tbey found
on the island a German named Gissfer,
with a concession from the Costa Rican
Government for the plantation which he
now overlooks. Gtssierdid not take kind
ly to Hartford, who' speaks of him as a
bold, bad man, but the Aurora party say
they experienced nothing but kindness at
the German's hands. ' :. ; . ;
RDM* NCE ENDS IN FRESNO JAIL
Harry Robbe Incarcerated Upon a
Warrant Sworn Out by His
Girl- Wife.
FRESNO, Cal., Aug. 16.— Harry Robbe
was brought over from Sanger to-day by
Constable Irvine and lodged in the County
Jail on a charge of assault to do bodily
harm, the accusation being preferred by
bis wife.
Justice Cummings, in whose court the
warrant was sworn out, fixed the prison
er's bail at $250. He was unable .to give
this amount and was committed to the
County Jail pending his examination,
which was set for the 22 inst.
The troubles of Robbe and his wife make
up a remarkable story. Mrs. Robbe isa
pretty girl, only 17 years of age. Robbe
is a blacksmith by trade, but of late he
has been employed by the Valley road in
building fences along the track. -,:■.:'
The couple was married three months
ago, the mother of the girl giving her con
sent only after she saw her daughter was
determined to marry Robbe. ..',.' Vuu'--V
They lived together for about a month,
when Mrs. Robbe eloped one afternoon
with her husband's brother, Jeff: Robbe,
who is also n blacksmith. It seems 'that
the brothers had been rivals in courting
the girl, but Harry came out winner. V;
After the marriage Mrs. Robbe became
ill. and Harry, who had to be at his work
during the day. very ; foolishly employed
Jeff to stay at the -house and attend. his
wife. ' "";":-.:'
She and her husband's brother and
former rival passed the days very pleas
antly together, and they fell inlqy.» with
each other. The unsuspecting husband
did not dream of what was going on.
One fine afternoon in the latter' part of
June Mrs. Robbe recovered suddenly from
her illness and eloped with her husband's
brother. They hired a team and drove to
Collls, where in the evening they boarded
a train to Los Bauos. There they stopped
at a hotel together, registering as man and
wife. -■'_. ■ ' ■■ --■ v ■ ■ '■ -
The injured husband stormed about in
vain : attempts to locate : the runaway
couple. Then ; he - induced his wife's
mother fo swear out a warrant for the ar
rest of his brother on a charge of abduc
tion. After a few days the officers located
the elopers at Los Banos, and brought
them back to this city. V
Mrs. Robbe refused to go back to Y her
husband,.; declaring that she loved his
brother and would go to jail with him.
But the officer would not grant her this
privilege, as he had no warrant for her.
She bad no place to go, and being without
funds, she was : compelled to accompany
ber mother home.
.. There her husband ; was waiting , her.
The mother sided with her son-in-law.
Robbe sought to win back the affections
of his wife and sat up all night with her
after she returned. She remained cold to
alibis entreaties for about two days, bui
finally the husband won the day, as he
had done only a month before.
Then, strange to relate, Harry freely
forgave his brother, and, assisted by the
erring wife, who refused to testify against
Jeff, he got the prisoner out of jail, and
the cisc against him was dismissed. '' -
But the reunion of the husband and
wile was not to endure. In a few weeks
they separated and Mrs. Robbe went to
Sanger to live with her'motner, who.had
removed to that town. On Saturday ev
ening the husband went to Sanger, "to
have a talk with his wife," he said.
He assumed a boisterous attitude at the
house when his wiie icfused to live with
him Jt-rxin and she fled downtown to the
Justice's Court and swore out the warrant
for his arrest. Constable Irvine returned
to the home and found Robbe still there.
The officer took the belligerent husband
in charge and placed him ln the cala
boose.
To-day Jeff Robbe, the prisoner's broth
er, was trying to raise bail to get him out
of jail. &
JUSTICE lIELTD'S LOXG SERVICE.
Breaks the Supreme Bench Beeord, but
Say* Nothing About Jtetiritift.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Aug. IG -Jus
tice Stephen J. Field, who to-day broke
the record for the longest service on the
United States Supreme bench, is at Spring
Lake, N. J., where he has a cottage. So
far, as known in Washington he has given
no sign of his intentions of retiring from
active service.
He refuses to tell even his most inti
mate friends what he expects to do. It is
understood that if the aged Justice should
retire Attorney-General McKenna will be
elevated to the bench to succeed him, and
Judge . Nathan Goff of West Virginia
would be made Attorney-Genera.
■ 'I hough Justice Fieia is in good health,
he is very feeble, and it is apparent to all
who see him that he will soon bo unable
to attend to his auties in court. Justice
Field has recently written his memoirs,
but only a few copies have been printed.
He Got lit. Gun.
ALVIN, Texas. Aug. 16.— For some
time there has been bad blood between F.
Nairn, a saloon-keeper,, and H. de Witt,
an idler. They had a shooting recently,
ana this mornine had another. De Witt
had preferred charges of gambling against
Nairn, and, meeting him this morning,
asked if was armed. Nairn replied be was
not, and De \\ itt told him to go and get a
gun. Nairn went away and returned soon
with a double-barrel gun. He 'fired, and
de Witt lived lone enough to say. "Tele
graph my brother, F. de Witt, German
town, N. Y. Nairn was arrested.
"EIGHTY-TWO DEGREES PASSED."
Another Message Alleged to Be from
Andree Found on a Ham
Pigeon.
BERLIN, Germany, Aug. 16.— The Vos
sische Zeitung publishes a dispatch from
Hammerfest, Norway, which says one of
the searchers for Andree in a fast steamer
met the sealing vessel Aiken on July 22,
ana learned from the captain that one of
the crew bad shot a pigeon between North
Cape and Seven Islands on the north coast
of Lapland bearing a message addressed
to the Aftonbladot at Stockholm. The
message was as follows:
"Eighty-two degrees passed. Good jour
ney northward. Andrei."
The date of the message cannot be as
tained.
Colli Condemned to Death.
MADRID, Spain-, Aug. 17.— The military
court belore which Goili was tried yester
day unanimously condemned the assassin
to death. This means that tho ordinary
code will be followed and Goili put to
death by the usual Spanish method— the
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MONKEY SEES,
MONKEY DOES.
Two months ago. we started in to give special leaders
on special days, and made a gigantic success of it, as "
can be attested to by the many thousands who have
embraced the opportunity. Our success is due to the
fact that
WE HAVE KEPT "
FAITH WITH THE PUBLIC.
Many of our would-be competitors, Jealous of our \
success, are imitating our methods in the hope of '
gulling the public.
OUR GOODS AND THE PRICES DO THE BUSINESS,
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500 dozen Men's All- 200 Boys' Wool Reefer
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HOMES LOST TO
MANY SETTLERS
Northern Pacific Wins
the Overlap Land
Case.
Acquires Title to 200,000
Acres Along the Colum
bia River.
Men Who Took Ud Homestead
Claims on the Tract Will Loss
Their AIL
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. —In the Fed
eral court this afternoon Judge Hanford
handed down a decision which gives the
Northern Pacific Railway title .to 200,000
acres of land in Clarke and Cowlitz coun
ties along the Columbia River. It also
gives the railway an opportunity to begin
proceedings for ousting several hundred
settlers who have gone upon the land in
the belief that it belonged to the Govern
ment and was subject to homestead en
try. These settlers must now leave or pay
tho railroad lor the land.
Its title having been called into ques
tion, the railroad brought suit.over a year
ago to quiet title to the lands, and to-aay's
decision is the result. Part of the lands
were sold in tracts by the railroad and a
large number of its vendees were made
parties defendant, for the purpose of ob
taining a decree restraining them from
commencing actions to recover the pur
chase money paid to the company.
The controversy as to the title grew^out
of the act of Congress of September 29,
1890, forfeiting that portion of land grant
coterminous with the line of the Northern
Pacific Railroad between Portland and
Wallula, through the valley of the Colum
bia River, which its charter of 1864 au
thorized the company to construct. As
this line was not built the land was not
earned under this grant, but the company
claimed to have earned it under the grant
of 1870. made to aid in building a lino
from Portland to Paget Sound.
The settlers, represented by Portland
lawyers, claimed that as the company
faded to ear.i the lands by compliance
with the original grant, the title has re
verted to the United States by force of the
forfeiting act of September, 1890; notwith
standing the fact that the lands wero
wituio the limits of the later grant for tho
Portland-Tacoma line.
Guided by decisions of the Circuit Court
of Appeals, Judge Hanford finds that, as
the Northern Pacific Railroad never made
a definite location of miy line of road be
tween Portland and Walluiu, tho original
land grant never took effect as to these
lands. Therefore the title passed to the
railroad by the subsequent grant and was
notnffected by the forfeit-re act of 1890.
The lands lie within forty miles of the
Northern Pacific's main line, and where
the two grants had both been earned
would have overlapped. The title of tho
company and its vendees is thus foond to
be perfect.
The poor settlors who felt certain that
their '.omeste.id entries would ultimately
be accepted find themselves homeless.
Their filings, in most instances, however,
are on land not yet sold by the railroad^
and it is presumed that chose who are able
will become purchasers. All of them have
made valuablo improvements.
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