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SHOOTS LIEUTENANT POINT AND
THEN COMMITS SUICIDE.
Both Were Officers of Twenty-ninth
Infantry, Stationed a Fort Douglas —
Raibourn Had Been Drinking Heav
ily and Was Arrested —Point Was
Shot Twice in the Legs.
Salt Lake, May I.— Captain \V. A.
Raibourn, Twenty-ninth Infantry, r. s.
A., committed suicide at Fort Douglas
early Sunday after making a murder
ous assault on Lieutenant William H.
Point, also of tin- Twenty-ninth infan
try. Point was allot twice by his su
perior officer, one bullet penetrating
his left thigh and another Inflicting a
deci> Beth wound in his righl leg. After
Lieutenant Point bad fallen, Captain
Ralbourn turned his revolver upon
himself, lending a bullet into his head
about duet' Inches behind his right
car. He died almost Distantly.
Captain Kaibourn had been drinking
heavily and the tragedy was an out
growth <>t his arrest on Tuesday last
on a charge of drunkenness.
On Tuesday «f last week Captain
Raibourn was Appointed officer of the
day at Port Dotlglai, but failed to re
port for duty and was absent in the
city for 24 hours without leave. He
was arrested the following day, but
was given the privileges of the fort,
under orders not io leave- the grounds.
On Saturday evening Captain Raibourn
broke the parole and came to the city.
Lieutenant Point, who was sent alter
him with an ambulance, found him in
a Main street saloon and he was re
turned to Fort Uouglas under arrest.
He was ordered to remain in his quar
Lieutenant Point's quarters are but
two doors from those which Captain
Uaibourn occupied. The lieutenant had
just stepped out of doors early Sunday,
when Captain Uaibourn appeared, car
rying a heavy 88 caliber revolver. His
manner was threatening and Point
said, "Now, captain, don't do anything
foolish." Raibourn made no reply, but
immediately began shooting.
When other officers and soldiers ran
out, after hearing the shots. Captain
Raibourn lay dead and Lieutenant
Point lay in front of his quarters. Lieu
tenant Point was taken to his quar
ters. He is said to be resting well.
Ralbourn's body was embalmed and
will be shipped to Oakland City. Ind..
where his mother and two sisters re
side. He has a brother in Chicago.
Captain Kaibourn had sought to
avoid a eourtmartial and had forward
ed to Washington his resignation from
the army. It had not been accepted
and it was supi>osed that trial by court
martial awaited him. Worry over the
probability of a dishonorable discharge
from the army ana dissipation are be
lieved to have unbalanced his mind.
Captain Raibourn, who w^is 35 years
of age, and unmarried, enlisted in the
army in 1891, as a private, and had
worked bis way up from the ranks.
Captain Raibourn and Lieutenant
Point had served together in the
Philippines and were firm friends.
Lieutenant Point entered the army
as captain Of the Fifty firsi lowa vol
unteers, and later was appointed to
the regular service, He has passed
the examination anu qualified for pro
motion to a captaincy.
•Captain Raibourn formerly was re
garded as an efficient officer, but re
cently he bad been drinking hard and
could not be relied on for duty.
GREAT CHESS PLAYER INSANE.
Champion Harry Pillsbury Tries Sui
When Harry Nelson Pillsbury, the
American champion chess player, one
time champion of the world and prob
ably the most marvelous trick chess
player that ever lived, tried to commit
suicide in Philadelphia during a fit of
insanity a few days ago he only ful
filled the fate which has been that of
nearly all of the great masters of the
game, says the Chicago Chronicle. The
tremendous mental strain which they
undergo in the great tournaments, aid
ed and abetted by excessive use of
stimulants to keep them keyed up to
the proper pitch, is too much for the
human brain, no matter how abnormal
Twin Falls, Idaho, May 2.—Dan
Kingsley, the ferryman at Shoshoue
Falls, went over the falls Sunday
night. The oars aud pieces of the skiff
in which he started across the river
were found below the falls, but no
trace of the man.
Kingsley was seen alive the last time
by M. Sullivan, who has been stopping
at the Falls hotel. Sullivan tells con
flicting stories about the trip over the
falls. One of these tales is that when
the boat had gone 36 or 40 yards from
the shore he (Sullivan) jumped out.
Kingsley came here from Spokane two
Weak faith makes weak men.—Bax
FITZHUGH LEE IS DEAD.
Was a Noted Southerner and Gallant
Hrigadier Kltzhugh hoe, U. S. A..
retired, died at the national capital
recently, agerl (J8 years, from an at
tack of apoplexy which he suffered on
ii train while en route from Hoston to
Washington. The end was peaceful
and without pain, the general remain
ing conscious until within five minutes
of the end. Half an hour before his
death he recognized his brother, Dan
iel I.cc, who came into the room for
A pathetic feature of the case is that
although General Lee was blessed with
a family consisting <*f a wife and five
children, not one Of them was with
him at the time of his death.
A widow and five Children survive
General Lee. Two of the boys are
army officers and two of the girls are
wives of army officers, while the re
maining child is a young woman still
in her teens..
Career of General Lee.
Fltthugh I.cc was born in Clermont,
Fairfax county, Va., November 19,
1a36. He was a nephew of General
Robert E. Lee and was graduated from
\\'e<t Point, in L 866. He was commis
sioned a second lieutenant of cavalry
and while in service in the west was
wounded by Indians. He was later In
structor at West Point, and after the
breaking out of the civil war was ad
jutant general in Blwell's brigade, C,
s. A., until September, 1861. He was
subsequently lieutenant colonel and
colonel in the First Virginia cavalry,
participating in all the battles of the
army of northern Virginia in 1861-62.
He was made a brigadier general .July
IT). 1862, and a major general Septem
ber '■'>. Ist;: 1,. Three horses were shot
under him and he was severely wound
ed at Winchester, v a., September 19.
1864, He commanded the whole cav
alry corps of the army of northern
Virginia in 1865 until he surrendered
to Oeneral Meade at Farmville,
General Lee was governor of Vir
ginia from 1886 to lS!ti) and United
States consul to Havana from 1893
until the declaration of war with
Spam. In May, 1898, he was appoint
ed a major general of volunteers and
was placed in command of the Seventh
army corps. After the war he became
military governor of Havana, January
. L 899, and later was placed in com
nand of the department of Missouri.
Burial at Richmond.
It has been decideu to bury General
Lee in Richmond.
MANY BEGGARS IN LONDON.
London Society Is Daily Adding More
to the Lists.
At a meeting iliis week of the Lon
don Mendicity association, an organ
ization formed for the purpose of
Counteracting the efforts of the pro
fessional beggar, many Interesting rev
elations as to the methods employed
by the begging fraternity were made.
During the last year the society ex
tended its lists of street beggars to
76,000, and in order to keep ibis ex
traordinary record completely up to
date the chief commissioner of police
lias directed that full particulars of
every street begging case that comes
before the London police courts will
be soil to Sir Eric Buchanan, the so
The society's experts Investigated
1469 begging letters last year. They
have now a collection of 233,000 such
appeals in their possession. Three
trained investigators were employed
to ascertain whether the writers of
begging letters deserved help. Analy
sis showed that out of every 100 25
weie Bent by absolute impostors, BO
weie not deserving of help, nnd of
the remainder from five m seven were
very deserving. The society's secre
tary estimates thai at least $500,000
is given in haphazard alms annually.
LARGE CARGO FOR JAPAN.
Steamship Minnesota Clears for the
Orient With Railroad Supplies.
Seattle, Wash. — Carrying a cargo of
24,(hii) tons of freight and 57 locomo
tives for Japan, in addition to a largo
passenger list, the steamship Minne
sota cleared this port Monday for the
orient. The locomotives are from the
Baldwin works in Philadelphia. They
are consigned to Yokohama and are to
be used on the railroads of Japan and
Manchuria. They arc of the Japanese
standard gauge, three feet, six in
Secretary Taft nas received instruc
tions from the president to call Min
ister Bo wen, now at Caracas, to Wash
ington; Minister Russell, minister to
Colombia, to Caracas, and Mr. Barrett,
now minister at Panama, to Colombia.
It is stated that if Mr. Bowen'l action
relative to the chargei affecting As
sistant Secretary Loomil are not suh-
J^Ct to criticism, it is the president's
purpose to send him as minister to
Chile and then probably as ambassa
dor to Brazil.
Profe—or John C. Oiaen of the
Brooklyn Polytechnic institute reports
1,000,000 bacteria in one sample of
milk bought in Brooklyn.
RIOTS IN WARSAW
Warsaw, May 8. —Nearly 100 per
sons were killed or wounded in disturb
ances in various quarters of Warsaw
Monday. The troops apparently were
uncontrollable, and violated all orders
to act with moderation. They fired
j into the orowds of demonstrators, and
the workmen, in desperation, resorted
to the use of firearms and bombs.
Many women and children are among
the dead and dying.
What appears a reign of terror exists
tonight; the city presents a most
gloomy aspect, and the temper of the
enire community augurs ill.
The presence of numerous patrols of
Coscacks and infantry are the only re
minders of lurking danger No unto
ward incidents were reported until af
ternoon. The first disturbance occurr
ed between 1 and 2 o'clock in the af
ternoon, when workmen carrying red
flags marched along Zojasna street.
Tlie demonstration was quite orderly,
and proceeded without molestation for
some distance. Suddenly several squad
rons of Uhlans appeared, but without
interference with the procession, and
took up a position along the sidewalks,
while the workmen passed through the
lines. Then a company of infantry
approached from the front, and immed
iately the cavalry charged into the pio
cession, driving it with flat of their
swords into disorganized mass. When
the cavalry withdrew the infantry fired
a volley, whereupon the demonstrators
turned and fled. The infantry contin- j
ued to discharge volleys into retreat
ing, shrieking multitude. Thirty-one
persons were killed and many wounded
and of the latter it is believed 15 will
The shooting is described as being j
quite unprovoked. It has aroused the
most intense indignation amon<j all
classes in Warsaw. Many of those
who were killed or wounded were shot
in the back, showing that they were
running away when they were struck.
Anther terrible scene was enacted at
5 o'clock at the corner of Hlota and
ISosnore street, when workmen filed
from behind a wall at a patrol, which
immediately opened fire on the passing
crowds,killing or wounding 20 persons.
The first bomb throwing occurred at j
9:35 o'clock at ni^ht, when a bomb j
was thrown into a Cossack patrol near I
the Vigna station. Three Cossacks and j
one policeman were killed and two •
women who were leaving the station at j
the 'ime were severely wounded by the j
Cossacks and infantry fired a number
of volleys, and it is reported that many
persons were^killed or wounded.
Troops surrounded the whole neigh-,
At 10:45 o'clock at niKht disturb
ances broke out at the ZomkowsKa
gate of the suburb of Praga, across the
Vistula river. A geeat crowd had as
sembled there, threatening the troops,
when Hussars fired on the crowd and
killed four and wounded many others.
In Jerosolni street a man fired into a
patrol from the roof of a house, but
It is reported from Lodz that a
crowd there had stoned a military pa
trol, whereupon the soldeirs fired and
killed two men and wounded a boy. A
similar incident occurred later at Bal
uki square in Lodz, when two persons
In Lodz, at !) o'clock at night, a
bomb was thrown at a patrol, but it
wa« not effective. The patrol fired in
to the crowd and killed three and
wounded two persons.
A student who was distributing proc
lumations in Wolla, a suburb of War
saw, was killed by a patrol.
In Nawrot street in Warsaw a patrol
killed a woman. The days bloodshed
is likely to very seriously affect the
general situation,and may'cause a gen
eral strike. The tepmer of the people
is ut white heat, and there is much ap
prehension regarding the possible
events of May 5, the 114 th anniversary
ofthe proclamation of the Polish con
stitiution when disturbances and dem
onstrations always occur.
There is every indication of trouble.
All the ground that had been gained
since the disturbances of last January
has t>een lost.
Only passenger trains are leaving
Warvsaw, and these are crowded with
refugees and manned by officers of the
engineering departments,all the engine
drivers, firemen and porters having
Great Falls, Mont., May B.—Several
hunrded square miles of range in Val
ley county have been devasted by pra
rie firea in the last few days. A large
uumber of stookmen have lost all their
range and a number of range build
ings and about 1000 tons of hay have
gone up in smoke. Some of the fires
are still burning slowly, bat they are
still confined to the river valley.
Spokane, Wash., May B.—The demo
crats made acieau sweep on the city
ticket, electing mayor, treasurer and
comptroller, and also carried a major
ity of the councilmanio ticket.
American agricultural implements
sold in every civilized foreign country.
GATES AND WHEAT DEAL.
He Fellows in the Footsteps of Other
John W. Gates has met the fate of
the illustrious line of predecessors
who have tried to corner wheat. The
Gates corner went to smash in Chi
cago recently. Gates, the erstwhile
mviii; ible gambler in the realms of
high finance, is invincible no longer.
A king's ransom would look like a
beggarly pittance alongside the losses
he meets through going against the
Chicago wheat crowd.
It is the first serious reverse in the
j meteoric speculative career of Mr.
dates, who stepped forth from the
suddenly achieved fame of a great or
ganizer and captain of industry a few
years ago to startle the financial world
with his exploits in the stock mar
ket. He went from Chicago and rig
ged markets that relieved the wise
men of Wall street of millions, and he
returned whence he emanated to meet
defeat at the wneat game.
Keene, "Old Hutch," "Deacon"
White, Letter, and now Gates, have
contributed to me symposium that re
cords the disaster that comes to those
who seek to corner the staples of life.
The man who is shrewd enough to
come out a winner has yet to try the
game. It has proved too much even for
Gates' luck, which nad come to be
proverbial in everything from draw
poker to railroads.
May wheat broke 11 V2 cents on the
22nd of April and the day's close left
the Gates holdings turned over to the
Armours for liquidation, and the ro
tund manipulator out 01 pocket there
on something like $2,500,000.
That represented only a part of his
prospective lpsses, however, for Gates
was "long" on several millions of
bushels still to be delivered, purchas
ed when the price was way above $1.10
per bushel. This line would make
more than enough bread to supply the
wants of Gates and his friends of the
bull clique if they lived for several
centuries to come, and the only thing
he can do with it will be sell it to the
millers for what they will give.
SUES MURDERtR FOR $25,000.
Father Asks Damages of Man Who
Killed His Son.
A remarkable suit, was filed in the
superior court at San Francisco, when
a murderer, Joseph Smith, was sued
for $25,000 damages for commission
of the crime. Mathew McGowan,
whose son. Joseph E. McGowan, was
killed by Smith on November 26, 1904,
brings the action. Smith was found
guilt; a few days ago of murder in the
second degree for killing McGowan. He
is now awaiting sentence. Smith is
supposed to be worm about $100,000.
Actor Jefferson's Estate.
Real estate and mortgages to the
amount Of $250,000 were held in Chi
cago by Joseph Jefferson.
He had an island in Louisiana upon
which is a salt mine of great value.
The island includes 8000 acres, 5000
of which is used as pasture lands, the
rest •surrounding a fine old villa he
used to spend his vacations in, and
is laid out in a park. A price of $1,
--000,000 has been offered for this.
Jefferson's estate now controls the
whole business center of West Palm
Bearch, Florida, and the electric light
plant of the town. This property is
estimated to be worth dose to $1,000,
--000. Other property consists of a fine
borne in Buzzard's Bay, Mass., consid
erable property in New York city and
mortgagee and bonds in different cit
ies of the country.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Potatoes, $1 cwt; onions, $3.25 cwt;
cabbage, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; onions, 25c doz;
spinach, 75c box; asparagus, 12%c(S
15c lb; rhubarb, 5c lb; oranges, $3
case; Winesap apples, $1.50 box; New
ton Pippins, $1.40 box; best apples.
$1.50 box; cabbage, $1.75; Davis, 50®
75c box; radishes, 40c doz bunches.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $19 ton; bran and shorts, $21
ton; oats, $1.45 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt;
chopped corn, $1.35 cwt; whole corn.
$1.25 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; alfal
fa hay, $12 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt; grain
hay, $!3 ton.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits —Root vege
tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 75@80c cwt;
common apples, 50@75c box; second
grade, 75c@$l box; best apples, $1.50
box; cabbage, $1.75 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens,
12Vfcc lb live weight; roosters, B@loc
Ib; geese, 12c lb live weight; turkeys,
18c lb live weight, 20c dressed; ducks,
live, 13c, dressed, 15c; eggs, $5.50®
Live Stock —Steers, $3.75@4 cwt;
*heep, $email@example.com cwt; hogs, $firstname.lastname@example.org
cwt; veal. $6fx;9 cwt.
Hay—Timothy, $126213 ton; alfalfa,
$11 ton; oats. $email@example.com cwt.
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat, per
lb 28% c.
St. Paul Globe Is No More.
St. Paul, May 1. —After a life of
nearly ?.O years the St. Paul Globe
with Sunday's issue suspended publi
CZAR'S EASTER GIFT
REAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CON
UPON HIS SUBJECTS.
A Historic Event of Highest Signifi
cance—Means Millions of Dollars in
Taxes Will Be Abolished to the Peas
antry—Liberty of Ccnscience Has
Been Repeatedly Proclaimed.
St. Petersburg, May 2.—Real re
ligious freedom, conferred upon his
subjects by Emperor Nicholas as an
Easter gift, is a historic event of the
highest significance, in comparison
with which the remission of millions
of dollars of taxes to the peasantry, a
long list of decorations and six pages
of promotions of bureaucratic officials
are hardly worth comment.
Liberty of conscience has been re
peatedly proclaimed, and Procurator
Pobedonossteff in his famous reply to
the evangelical petition of 1888, con
tended that it existed in the empire.
The fact is that as a trysting place all
religions have been tolerated in Rus
sia, but none has been allowed to tres
pass upon the orthodox faith as
enunciated from the mosque that faces
the church on the Nevsky in St.
Petersburg. People were free to re
main true to the religion of their fath
ers, but were forbidden to make prose
lytes. Everybody might enter, but
none might leave the orthodox church
without forfeiting all civil rights in
cluding the right to inherit crown
property, and in the train of that pol
icy, persecutions of every conceivable
character -were directed against the
Rasholniki or decedent sects, and es
pecially the old believers. Among the
Raskolniki are numbered a thousand
and one queer and rustic heresies bred
of the great schism caused by reform
of the ancient liturgy and augmented
by the suppression of the patriarchate
by Peter the Great.
The old believers, who clung to the
Old liturgy and made the sign of the
cross with three fingers instead of
two, were broken up into numerous
sects, some discarding priests and sac
raments and some trending toward
free love and immoral practices, while
others instituted an episcopate and
priesthood of their own and dealt with
all innovations of the west as inven
tions of the anti-Christians, eschewing
the coffee and sugar and considering
shaving wicked. The latter Survived
count loss persecutions for years with
out legal recognition, but nevertheless
became commercially the ablest class
in Russia. Morality and wealth were
the secrets of their strength.
The humbler dissenters have had a
much harder time, being hunted down
until secretly they gave rise to a horde
of strange sects. The Studists and
Molkans of southern Russia, now the
principal nonconformists, who might
be described as the Quakers of Russia,
have made tremendous progress in re
cent years in spite of persecutions
which often have driven them east
ward and made tiiem pioneers of Rus
sian colonization. There are in all.
About. 12,000,000 of these dissidents.
The emperor's act will also affect
about 40,006,000 belonging to alien
faiths, such as the Jews, Catholics and
Lutherans of Poland and the Bait*'?
provinces, the protestants of Finland
and the followers of Islam and Buddha
in the Urals, the Crimea, the Cau
casus, Turkestan and Central Asia.
Those figures are only approximate.
While the emperor's approval of the
action of the committee of the minis
ter* distinctly holds to orthodox as
the state religion and creates the
usual commission to work out many
details in connection with the off
spring of mixed marriages during mi
nority, legitimization of marriages and
registration of deaths and births, it
also rescinds a number of acts aimed
specially at various religions and es
tablishes the principle of absolute free
dom of worship and the right of every
Russian who becomes of age to
change his confession of his faith. It
also contemplates relief of Catholic
and Poles from the present vexatious
restrictions as to preaching the cate
chism, the Russian language, etc.
Logically, the emperor's action in
volves a complete reversal of the Rus
sian policy of seeking national unity
in conquered provinces in religious
Easter Sunday, which is the occas
sion in Russia of a general inter
change of visits, both official and per
sonal, and of generous hospitality,
passed off with entire quiet in St.
Petersburg, and no disturbances in the
provinces have been reported.
The snake has one great protection
against assailants. He appears to be
always awake and on his guard. This
is explained by the fart that the eyes
of snakes never close. Night and day,
sleeping and waking wide open. A
snake's eyes are not protected with
lids, but with a strong scale. This is
as clear as glass, and, of course, af
fords not the least 'impediment to