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LOS ANGELES: THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1893.
A DEATH-DEALING VOLLEY.
Lynchers Come to Grief at
A Dastardly Outrage and Its
Terrible Results of an Attempt to
Lynch a Negrro.
A Deadly Plro Poured Into the Mob by
■ Company of Militia—Ten Men
Killed and Twenty
By the Aarociated l'rrei.
Roanoke, Va., Sept. 20.—One of the
most dastardly outrages in the history
of the city occurred at about 10 o'clock
this morning. Mrs. Henry 8. Bishop
wag enticed by a negro named Thomas
Smith from the market whore she bad
come to siil produce, into an empty sa
loon basement, beaten into insensibility
and robbed of be,r pocketbook, contain
ing less than $2. The fiend was cap
tured and lodged in jail. A crowd gath
ered around the jail and kept increasing
as night approached. At 5 o'clock the
Uoanoke light infantry marched to the
jail by orders of Mayor Trout. Guards
were posted and the streets in the im
mediate vicinity patrolled.
About dark the crowd was increased
by 100 men from the vicinity of the wo
man's home, headed by Mrs. Hist,op's
eon. At 8 o'clock a portion of the mob
battered at the side door of the jail,
where the militia and Mayor Trout had
retired. Shooting was commenced by
the mob and the mayor was shot in the
foot. The militia were then ordered to
return the fire and a volley from about
25 rifles was poured into the mob. It is
thought about nine men were, killed by
the fire and 20 wounded, some fatally.
During the excitement caused by the
volley, the negro was taken from the
jail by officers and secreted. The dead
and wounded were removed to a drug
storo and to oflices near by, by physi
cians. The militia then dispersed and
left the scene as quietly as possible.
Following is a list of the dead and in
jured as far as known at present:
Dead—B. A. Vick, a hotel proprietor;
Will Sbeetz, a railroad fireman ; Charles
W. Whitmire. a railway conductor; T.
B. Taylor, of Blue Kidge; George White;
W. Jones, a locomotive engineer; John
Mills,'at dißtillery of Bock Creek ; Em
met J. Small, of Northwest Uoanoke;
(Teotßß t-'ettles, of Vinton; Thomr.s -New
Injured—Otto Falls, Will Eddoe, shot
through the groin; George O. Monroe,
shot in the hand ; Frank Mills, shot in
the arm ; Tom Nelson, leg off; Leroy
White, shot in the back ;J. B. McGee,
(hot in the leg; Shepard, shot in the
leg; E. G. Small, shot in the abdomen ;
Charles Powell, Bhot through the body;
J. H. Camphe'l, Edward Wahlin, C. W.
Figgatt, C. P. North, O. B. Taylor, —
Hall. David Ruggles, N. E. Sparks, T.
Several speeches were made after the
militia retired, and Judge Woods of the
Hußtingß court assured the mob that the
negro Smith was removed from the jail,
and accompanied two crowds through
the jail to prove the truth of his state
ment. His statement did much to paci
fy the crowd, but they hung around the
jail and adjacent streets for several
hours afterwards, many dispersing to
search for the secreted prisoner.
At midnight the scene has quieted
down and no further trouble is expected.
The militia remains under the mayor's
orders, although it is probable they will
not be called out again. Mayor Trout is
firm in the position he has assumed, and
declares he will uphold the laws.
The dead have been removed to the
undertaking establishment and will be
prepared for burial.
The mob Burroundrd the jail and be
gan to batter at the door. Stones flew
through the windows and the doors were
about to give way when a volley of lead
struck terror to the hearts of the mob.
The assailants stood a moment, and,
turning their attention from the jail,
fired on the soldiers. Round after round
followed in quick succession, and in a
few minutes the avenue was clear of
everything, save the dead and dying.
There were folly 3000 persons in the vi
cinity of the jail when the military be
gan firing, but the greater part of them
were there only to see what was being
Five hundred is a fair estimate of the
number of men who participated in the
attack upon the jail. At the first vol
ley thousands fled, and many were
knocked down in the rueb. None were
serionsly injured. The firing of the
militia was evidently a great surprise,
not only to the mob, but to the citizens
generally. As soon as the dead and
wounded were cared for, excitement and
indignation was again at fever heat, and
the mob swore vengeance on the militia
and the mayor, and started again for the
jail. It waa then that the judge per
suaded them to desist, but crowds con
tinued to bung around and denounce the
action of the authorities in unmistaka
A REIGN OF TERROR.
Whites Prepared to Barbecue it Negro
Murderer In Louisiana,.
New Orleans, Sept. 20.—Some of the
leading colored men of this city, at a
secret meeting today, appointed a com
mittee, asking the governor for troops
for protection againßt tbe reign of ter
ror in tbe Jefferson parish outskirts. A
mass meeting of colored citizens of the
state has been called for Monday. The
indications are for serious trouble. .Tel
le raon parish has been declared under
martial law by the residents,
sheriff, judges, senators, repre
sentatives and leaders of tbe
regulators. It is impossible to learn
whether murderer Julian was captured
and burned at tbe stake. It is believed
the state troops will be called out.
Many white women and children have
como to the city for refuge. Blood
hounds from the penitentiary were let
I loose this morning in the swamp to
track tbe murderer. On the exact spot
where Judge Estopinal fell an iron
stake has been driven into the ground,
to which the murderer will be tied
j when caught. Resinous pine faggots
surround it, and branding irons are
ready, with which he will be tortured
while suspended from the gallows by
; the arms above tho fire.
ALABAMA RACE WAR.
A Pitched Battle Between Whites and
Nsw Orleans, Sept. 20,—A Times-
Democrat Birmingham, Ala., special
says: The negro friende of Ned Gully,
who was lynched a few days ago near
Pineapple, made an attack today upon
the whites. From the best informa
tion received there was a regular battle.
Two negroes were killed and several
badly wounded. As far as can be
learned none of the whites were eer
ionsly hurt. It ie feared there will he a
general outbreak and race war. The
negroes are procuring all the arms they
can and everyone is on the lookout.
There are but few whites in the section,
three-fourths of the population being
colored. There is no telegraphic com
munication with Pineapple and infor
mation ie so far meagre.
Outraged and Strangled.
Hummelbtown, Pa., Sept. 20.—Nine
year-old Agnes Cooper Wright was out
raged and strangled to death on the way
borne from school yesterday. Her body
was found late last night in under
brush. If the man who committed the
crime is caught he will be lynched.
FURIOUS FOREST FIRES.
HAVOC CREATED BY FLAMES IN
A Number or Villages Destroyed—lnhab
itants Compelled to Five for Their
I.lvos-Severn! People Fa
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 20.—A special
from Deadwood, S. D., to the Bee sayi:
At6:.'!o the forest fire had burned to
Lead City. The Homestake sawmill
and lumber yard were the first to go.
The flames, aided by the prevailing
strong wind, are making havoc among
the frame buildings of the town. Help
has been called for from other towns,
and 1500 men are battling with the tire.
At 9:30 the wind changed and there ap
pear to be hopes of saving the city. The
lire on the east haa reached the foot
hills, five miles from Here, and is
threatening ranch property. The prop
erty of Henry Steams was burnod, and
also that of Charles Trevero. The
Steams family drove two miles through
the flames to this city. The condition
of old Mrs. Steams, Mrs. Henry
Steam?, two boys, a baby and Frank
Stearnß is serious, as all their exposed
flesh was burned to a crisp.
They will probably die. A bad
fire is now gaining headway on
top of Black Tail divide, threatening
Central City and the county poor house.
The inhabitants of Terry had left the
town to the flames. Everything will be
a total loss and the damage will amount
to JtiO.OOO. The Buston mill and dwell
ing house, valued at $12,000, were des
troyed. Fire is raging with great fury
over a district seven miles long and six
wide. The damage on Centennial
prairie is as follows: Henry Frawley,
Centennial hotel, $12,000; (Jharleß
Trevere, Cliff house, $8000; Charles
Pfunder, juUOO; Henry Steams, ?G000;
Charles Thompson, $5000. Deadwood
ia not seriously tnreatened, although
200 men are Datrolling the bills
and putting out fires. The Uncle Sam
(iO-stamp mill and the town of Perry
have been destroyed. Communication
is ihnt off and the full extent of the
damage cannot bo learned. Fire is
burning at the fair grounds, and the
stables and other buildings will proba
bly be destroyed. A special train left
here at 10 o'clock for Fort Meade to
bring up three companies of soldiers to
aid the Lead City citizens in controlling
A report has reached Lead City that
Kunkel, a small town, 25 miles from
here, has been destroyed by fire. One
hundred and fifty homeless people from
the burned section are now at Piedmont.
On Centennial prairie a number of resi
dences have been destroyed and several
people burned, one woman co badly that
she may die.
The fire near Lead City is under con
trol, owing to the change in the wind,
and no further danger is apprehended.
TURKIC DEAD BODIES.
A Triple Tragedy Eoacted on a Street
London, Sept. 20.—When Daisy Mon
tague, a ballet girl at the Empire, left
the theater this morniog she was joined
by a man. When near King's Cross the
pair was stopped by a second man. Just
what passed between the three is not
known. They talked in loud and angry
tones, and attracted the attention of
passers-by.. Suddenly one of tha men
shot the woman, killing her almost in
stantly. He then shot the other man
dead, and afterwards turned upon him
self. When the police arrived they
fcund three dead bodies.
Chulvcu In Hamburg.
Hamburg, Sept. 20.—Ten new cases of
cholera, of which two proved fatal,
were reported here within the last 21
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MISS GILMORE'S SAD FATE.
The Mystery of the Floating
Head Cleared Up.
It Was Undoubtedly That of
a Murdered Girl.
Dr. Eugene West Arrested, Charged
With the Crime.
Tbe Unfortunate Young; Woman's Father
Says West Confessed His Unlit to
Him—The Prisoner's Con
By the Associated Press.
San Francisco, Sept. 20.—Dr. Eugene
F. West was placed under arrest tonight
and is now in the city prison, charged
with the murder of Miss Addie Gilmore,
whose head, tied in a wire netting, was
found in the bay at Sauaalito last week,
and portions of whose body have been
found in other parts of the bay since
then. Dr. West was located by
detectives tonight in the house of a
friend, where he wbb eating dinner. He
submitted quietly to arrest, but had
little to say upon the subject of the
crime. He did acknowledge to a re
porter, however, that he had treated
Miss Gilmore; that she had called
upon him early in the month, while
suffering from the effects of an unlaw
ful operation which had been performed
upon her; that she remained in his
bouse several days and left there about
In answer to a question. Dr. West
said he bolieved the woman was still
John Gilmore, father of the woman,
told a story tonight which be has here
tofore kept quiet. He says that last, Mon
day before tne head found in the bay had
been identified, he became aware of the
fact that his missing daughter had been
treated by West. In company with
several friends he called upon West
Monday night, and the physician con
fessed to him that he had treated his
daughter; that she had died in his
house, and that the head found in the
bay was hers. He at first Baid
he had given the head to
medical students who placed it
in the wire netting, but afterwards he
said he had placed the head in the net
Mr. Gilmore states that Dr. West
practically admitted, to him that he bad
caused the woman's death. He also
states that the reason he did not dis
close these revelations to the police
sooner was that for the sake of the fam
ily honor be desired to keep the matter
Until yesterday West had his officeon
Turk street, this city, but be disap
peared yesterday afternoon, when the
fact was published that the head had
SHOT BY ROBBERS.
Col. Prancls W. Oury Murdered by Mcx-
icans In Arizona.
Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 20.—C01. Francis
W. Oury of this city, was Bhot and in
stantly killed at Arivaca, Ariz., last
night at 10 o'clock, by three maeked
Mexicans. They entered the hotel
where he was sitting, to rob it, and also
shot at the proprietor and a bystander.
Roth of them fled. Colonel Oury was a
graduate of the University of California,
at Berkeley, a man of great and varied
accomplishments, with a multitude of
friends. He who conspicuous for hia
ability among mining engineers. Ho
was a san of Hon. Wm. Oury, first
president of the Society of Arizona
Pioneers, and a nephew of Grant Oury,
the first Democratic delegate to congress
from Arizona, and was at the time of
his death, colonel on the staff of Gov
HIS HEAD CRUSHED IN.
Tho Body of a Man Pound in Lytle
San Bernardino, Sept. 20.—[Special. 1
The body of an unknown man was found
this afternoon at the mouth of Lytle
Creek canon, about 12 miles from this
city. One side of his head was crushed
in and several other bruises
were found on the body. The
coroner and undertaker left for the scene
at 4 o'clock, but will probably not re
turn before midnight, as the travel is
very slow over the rough roads between
here and the canon. The supposition is
that the man was robbed and murdered,
The messenger who came after the cor
oner said the body had lain for some
time, but he could not state just how
long. The coroner will make a thorough
A GOOD STRIKE.
Wonderfully Rich Placers I>la
iv the State or Wathlnetm
IfAßCua, Warh., Sept. 20.—Thi
country is excited by reports of
derfuily rich placer strike on at:
of Kettle river. Two Chinamen
in $2000 gold, some of thenuggeti
ing $25, and exchanged it for cv
This excited euspicion and the
at Boundary falls rushed in and
ered diggings that have turned ti
of every miner and prospector
section. Claim's are being rapidl]
and are paying from $50 to $100 i
THE SWITCH WAS OPEN
Passenger Train Crashes
Freight at Marctil.
Miirckd, o*l., Sept. 20.— Ps
train No. 20, north bound, ran
open switch near this station th
noon. The engine crashed intoa
train standing on the side track,
ing a box car and tearing tbe co
er off the engine, besides other <
Just before the collision the c
reversed tbe engine. Then he i
fireman jumped off. The firenu
was injured in jumping. The ti
remain hero until a new engine
sent up from Fresno.
* TEN PAGES.
A GAMBLER'S YARN.
American Kxpreae Officials Deny That
Whitman Was Kidnaped.
Chicago, Sept. 20.— The American Ex
press officiate in this city deny that
there is any truth in the statement tele
graphed from San Diego that adsconder
Whitman was drugged and kidnaped.
They declare he came east voluntarily.
Whitman is now in Springfield.
An American Express official in San
Diego Kiiys: "The story about drugs and
force is groundless. It probably comes
from a gang of gamblers. Whitman had
spent some $1500 with them, and they
were reluctant to part with him until
they could get the balance of the $4000
he took. I believe they went so far as
to petition for a writ of habeas corpus,
but Whitman was not released. We re
covered about $2500 of the amount
The Kaiser Telegraph* Aid and Sympa
thy to Bismarck.
Berlin, Sept. 20.—Emperor William
sent a telegram from Guenz to Prince
Bismarck expressing sympathy with him
in his illness, and offering him the use
of the imperial castles, which he thought
might prove beneficial in view of the
trying climate at Friedrichsruhe. the
prince's place of residence. Prince B'ib
marcd replied in a long telegram, in
which he cordially thanked his majesty
for his sympathy and the use of the cas
tle, but B&id he was obliged to decline
the emperor's kind offer, as his physi
cian was opposed to his making the
MORE TRAIN ROBBERS.
AN EXPRESS ON THE ILLINOIS
CENTRAL HELD UP.
The Conductor, Engineer and Fireman
Bhot—One of the Bandits Captured.
Particulars ot the Affair
Ciiicago, Sept. 21.-3:35 a.m.—Word
has jußt been received of a train robbety
on the Illinois Central at Centralia at 2
o'clock. The conductor, fireman and
engineer were shot, and one of the rob
bers captured. Particulars, if obtaina
ble at all, will be late.
Centralia, 111. Sept. 21. —A daring at
tempt was made by three masked men
to rob the Illinois Central through ex
press train No. 3, which left Chicago for
New Orleans at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon and arrived here at
midnight, two and a balf hours
late, with Engineer Ben Young
in the cab and Ed McDonough as fire
man. Tbe train stopped at a coal chute
south of the city for fuel, when the rob
bers, who rose on top of tbe baggage car,
swung down on the tender and fired
three shots at the engineer and fireman,
one shot striking the engineer in the
shoulder and coming out at tbe elbow.
The other hitting him in the back,
lodging in the left hip. The fire
man was ehot in the chin and
forehead, one ball lodging in the neck.
He then struck the robber, knocking
him off the train, having him sense
One of tbe robbers had entered the
baggage car in the meantime and or
dered tbe express messengers at tbe
point of a revolver to throw
up their hands and open the safe.
The reply was that the safe was
already open, and when the robber was
at work there the brakeman went to the
passenger car and asked that everybody
with guns come on, as the robbers were
in tbe express car. An old-time brake
man, Jake Sandeis of Duquoin,
was just returning from a hunt and
at once went to the car, opening tire
just as he entered the car in which the
bandit was at work. In trying to reach
over Conductor Odum to ehoot, be
caught the conductor in the right hand,
inflicting a slight wound. The robber
got a ball over the left eye. The man
who was captured is the wounded
robber, who pasees under the name of
Daniel L. Joseph, and carried a travel
ing card from the Chicago Order of Rail
way Trainmen, issued August 24th ; also
a switchman's catd issued by the Santa
Fe route at Kansas City. After being
shot he jumped from the car and was
caught by the train, bis foot being
The train was in charge of Conductor
Odum, with Ben Young as engineer, and
McDonough as fireman. When the
COUNCILMEN INSPECT THE
LOS ANGELES OUTFALL SEW.
ER SYSTEn—INCIDENTS OF THE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HE OUT-HERODED HEROD.
Czar Reed Turned DoAvn by
Mr. Crisp Is Somewhat of an
The Ex-3peal<er Dumbfounded by the
Republican Filibusters Reach the End.
of Their Rope In the House—The
Democrats Muster a
By the Associated Press.
Washington, sept. 20.—The decree of
King Caucus was all dominant in the
house today. The Democratic majority
acted as a unit on ending the filibuster
ing which haa blocked legislation for
weeks. When the ho'isemet the Demo
cratic benches were crowded. The com
mittee on rules had held a meeting, at
which, over the protest of the Republi
can members, the committee was in
structed to report ruleß that would dig
arm the filibusterers.
As soon as tbe journal was read, Loud
of California asked unanimous consent
for consideration of a resolution asking
the secretary of the treasury how many
ounces of silver were purchased in July
and August, tbe amount offered, and if
the government had not purchased the
amount required by law, under what
autbority the secretary acted.
Fitch objected, and tbe struggle be
Burrowß moved to dispense with the
call of the committees for reports.
Catchings, from the committee on
rules, presented a report providing that
no other business be in order until the
reports of committees were received.
Burrows made the point of order that
the report was not in order, as it bad
originated with the committee.
A SHARP TILT.
After a sharp tilt with Burrows and
Reed on one side and the speaker on the
other tbe speaker overruled tbe point of
order, holding that the committee on
rules could originate business, just as
the committee on appropriations could
originate appropriations. [Loud Demo
Burrows appealed against the decieion
of the chair.
Fitch moved that the appeal be laid
on tbe table.
Burrowß moved the house take a re
cess for one hour.
Catchings made the point of order that
the report of tho committee on rules was
the only thing in order.
The speaker instructed tbe clerk to
read the report of the committee.
Reed made a vehement fight against
the action of the speaker, and declared
tbe clerk had no right to read the re
port, declaring (amid Democratic cheers)
that the action of the speaker was tbe
most surprising in legislative history.
After some further strictures on tbe
chair, Reed concluded: "If Herod is
to be ont-heroded, Herod intends to
witness the transaction." He then
went carefully over tbe parliamentary
status, and concluded by sustaining the
point of order made by General Catch
ings against Barrows' motion to take a
Payne attempted to appeal from the
•'Two appeals cannot be in order,"
shouted the speaker. "The clerk will
call tbe roll on tbe appeal of the gentle
man from Michigan."
By a vote of 172 to 56, tbe house sus
tained the decision of the chair.
Hepburn of lowa, upon the announce
ment of the vote, moved to take a recess
for two hours. This led to a triangular
wrangle over the parliamentary status
between Hepburn, Outhwaite and Reed.
The speaker finally ruled Hepburn's mo
tion for a recess out of order. Hepburn
appealed, and on the vote, the Repub
licans, in obedience to a nod from Reed,
refused to answer to their names. The
decision of the chair was sustained—l 77
Tbe question then recurred on order
ing the previous question on the report
from tbe committee on rules. Then mo
tions came thick and fast. All were
brushed aside by the speaker, who said
the vote just taken sustained the deci
eion of the chair, which held that no
motion was in order except one to ad
journ. The whole Democratic aide broke
into wild cheering when the announce
ment was made, and the wave of ap
plause swept over the galleries.
HEED i FUTILE RA(H>,
Although re:, izing that they were baf
n„j »v„ o — blieans persisted in a
Burrows moved to lay
he committee on the ta
er ruled tbe motion out
.-lined to entertain an
confusion followed. A
were on their feet, and
red them to take their
lember instantly seated
ox-Speaker Reed, who
ge. For a moment he
speaker and then sank
More Democratic Hp
call began on ordering
iestion. The Democrat,*
r p quorum. Nothing
the Democrats but to
is house. This devel
;ho vote recurred on or
oua question on thy rd
amittr i on rules. The
n was ordered—lSO to 3.
Ed a rwionsider and
lay tie motion on tho
notion carried—lSl to 1.
EN TWO FIRES.
tie 30 minutes was then
hate, and an exciting
Hx-Speaker Reed first
"We occupied a pecu
sntage in this contest,"
m tbe other side were
res. We st ;r-d to wia
v bad to resort to every
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