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REIGN OF TERROR AT VANCOUVER Freed From Vags Only to Be at the Mercy of Footpads. Ten Hold-Ups in One Night in Different Parts of the City. The Übiquitous Tall Masked Man, With Gun and Knife, Causes Consternation- VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 19.— Citizens of Vancouver, B. C, have been terrorized for months by a gang of burglars and sneakthieves, from which they have only recently been relieved by the adoption of vigorous methods on tne part of the po lice officials and the ordering out of town of every "vag" upon whom they could lay their hands. Now they are being visited by an even more dangerous phase of ter rorism, carried out by masked highway men, who. with revolver and knife, way lay pedestrians on their way home at night or early in the morning. One night this week ten men were held up in different parts of the city and made to stand and deliver to their assailant all the loose change they had on them. A party of four well-known citizens pass ing about midnight on one of the niostl central streets, were suddenly pounced upon by a tall man wearing a mas&, who, with a knife and revolver, ordered them to produce their money, and having obeyed were ordered to proceed on their way. Last night two musicians, on their way home from performing in the orchestra at the theater, were met by the same indi vidual, according to the description, and relieved of several dollars of loose change. From a miner the sum of $70 was secured, and an Italian who had courage enough to resist the demands made upon him by his assailant, was shot twice, and is now lying in the hospital in a dangerous condition. The Italian says that when he refused to pay up the highwayman threatened him and he grappled with the unknown, who promptly fired at him twice and leaving him prostrate on the ground departed, cursing the unfortunate man. The people here are becoming seriously alarmed, and unless vigorous steps are taken by the police to meet this new emergency a vigilance committee, which was spoken of during the burglar scare, will probably be resorted to. The tall highwayman was quite jocular with some of his victims, informing them that he was broke and took this means of obtaining a living, assuring them that if tney would give him their names and addresses he would certainly return the money some time. NOSES THATCHER EXPELLED. The Mormon Apostle Excommunicated for Seeking Election to the Un.ted States Senate. SALT LAKE. Utah. Nov. 19. -Hon. Moses Thatcher, candidate lor the United States Senate, who incurred the displeas e ure of the high officials of the Mormon cnurch for running for a public office without their permission, was tried to-day by the church dignitaries for insubordina tion and refusing to hearken to the voice of the church authorities. Mr. Thatcher was not present and ignored the whole proceedings, aud the ten apostles who were his judges unanimously decided that Thatcher be severed irom the council of the twelve apostles and that he be de prived of his apostleship and other offices in the priesthood, and a public notice to that effect was published this alternoon in the Deseret News, the official organ of the church. The News and the church of ficials keep up their opposition to the election of Thatcher to the Senate on the ground that bis candidacy is based on his opposition to the churcu and that his elec tion would be a reward for opposing the church in exercising authority over its members, wiiich in the eyes oi the Mor mon church dignitaries i 3 a heinous oSense. FIGHT WI2II ..t:i/.o>A BANDITS. Bob Hayes Killed and Black Jack Badly Wounded. TUCSON, Aeiz.. Nov. 19.— News has reached here of a desperate fight near the Chihuahua line. For some days past Marshal Hall and a determined posse have been in hoi pursuit of BiacK Jack and his gang. Several times the officers of the law were quite close to the desperadoes, hut never near enough to engage them. Finally, however, they caught them in a position where they had to fight. The 6heriff's posse opened h're first. At the fiist tire the notorious Bob Hayes was killed. Black Jack himself was badly wounded, but despite his severe wounds, tbe noted bandit escaped. None of the pose were injured. They are still in hot pursuit of Black Jack. M ALIBI'S MURDER. Sensational btory Publiihed by a Fresno Acwspaper. FRESNO, Cal., Nov. 19.— The Evening Expobitor to-day prints an interesting story about Murderer Roe's visit to Woodland and his statement that one night in 1882 he saw Under Sheriff Maltby of Yolo County killed by Sheriff Frank Rahm, who is now postmaster at Woodland. Tbe story is related by Wesley Stoten berg, a brother of Ken fctotenbera, the person who swore tiiat he. while in the company of a man named Choree Harris saw Ma.tby struck down by Sheriff Rahm in the courthouse yard at Woodland. Wesley dpclares that he has seen a portrait of Roe and that it corresponds with a description of the mysterious George Harris, as given by Ren Stoten berg. Wesley further states that he has reason to snow that his brother Ren told the truth concerning the Malby tragedy and tiiat he could have verified his ssatements if Joseph Craig, then Distr.ct Attorney of Yolo County, had not suppressed the important facts which were inimical to the de/ense. Ren Stotenberg is now in the wood and coal business in Los Angeles. Fresno's Special Election. FRESNO, Cal., Nov. 19.— 0n November 24 a special election will be held in this city to determine the question of annex ing several additions to this city. The probabilities are that the proposition will be carried. No strong opposition has as yet developed, while many of the citizens especially residents of the additions, are working hard for its success. Hobbtui the Man II ho Befrxended Him. FRKBNO, Cal., Nov. 19— George A. Dold, who is suspected of having robbed a man, who bad befriended him by eiving him food and a night's lodging, of $85, a gold watch and chain ana an overcoat, is Stockton, was arrested In this city by Officer Henry Russell last night He is also believed to have been twice a deserter irotn the United States army. The Evidence Stolen. FRESNO. Cal., Nov. 19.— A sensation was caused in the examination of J. H. Terry before Commissioner Prince to-day by the inability of Attorney J. H. Collins to produce the indecent letter alleged to have been sent through the mails by the defendant. Collins bad been entrusted with the letter, but says some one has stolen it from his olfice. To Construct a Big Canal System. FRESNO, Cal., Nov. 16.— The con ti act of P. Y. Baker to construct a gigantic canal system of the Sunset irrigation dis trict to reclaim a vist area «f desert land in the wes;ern portion of the county was filed with the Ccunty Recorder to-day. SANTA CLARA'S POULTRY SHOW. Interest Increases With the Arrival of Fanciers From All Parts of the State — Prize- Winners. PAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 19.— Interest in the poultry sh w at Hate's Hall is increas ing, aud the attendance to-day and this evening was larger than yesterday. A large number of fanciers from various parts of the State are in attendance. The officers of the Santa Clara Valley Poultry and Kennel Club are receiving great praise for the satisfactory manner in which the exhibit has been handled. A concert was given this evening by the Marine Band. The special sweepstakes prizes, for the largest and best display of lowls by one exhibitor, have been awarded as follows: O. J. Albee, first prize, a dinner set of decorated china, 100 pieces, value $50; E. H. Freeman, second prize, silver trophy, value $25; Pmil Stockton, third prize, gold medal, value $20; Mrs. K. H. i?now, fourth price, Carls bad chi na decorated tea set, fifty-six pieces, value $20. Cash prises of $20 each for best displays of class exhibits were awarded as follows: American class. E. H. Freeman; Asiatic class, -(■.'• Albee; Mediterranean class, E. W. San aerson. ATTEMPT ED SUICIDE Turns on the Gas aud lakes Morphine, *" but JV'of Allowed to Hie. -SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 19.— A man about 30 years of age,- who on last Saturday registered at the St. James Hotel as George Warner of San Francisco, attempted to commit suicide this evening by asphyxia tion and an overdose of morphine. Warner made careful preparation for the deed by stopping up f -all*- the air passages to his room, taking the morphine and then going to bed and placing a rubber tube attached to the gasjet to his mouth. His plans were, however, frustrated by the customs of the management of the hotel who did not turn on the gas in his building until almost dark and after the morphine had taken effect. The escaping gas was detected by the attaches of tie house, who forced open the door and alter hours of labor resuscitated the would-be suicide. It is thought that Warner is an assumed name, as the man destroyed all possible means of identification except an Odd Fellows' button in his- coat. He is tail in stature, has a clean shaven face and Grecian features. He will recover. MRS. THOMPSON' WHEREABOUTS. The Unfortunate Lady's Relatives Anx iously f<eetc J n formation . SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 19.— Relatives are anxiously seeking for information re garding the whereabouts of Mrs. A. G. Thompson, who disappeared last Mondayj morning under very sad circumstances. The family home is at 217 Marliere street. The cause of Mrs. Thompson's unfortu nate condition of mind is undoubtedly the recent death of a beloved daugh ter, 7 years of a«i'. The police huvo made a search an-i i:ave been unable to find anj- trace of her. The missing woman is described as having been, when she left home, dressed fully in black with crape trimming. She is 45 years old. She has dark eyes, dark hair, "with some gray; high cheek bones, some teetti miss ing, and she wore spectacles and & vaii. BANKER WILL CASE. attorney Spetteer Gires Xctice of a Mo- tion for a Sew Trial. PAN JOSE, Cxt., Nov. 19.— Attorney F. E. Spencer, representing the proponents in the contest of the will oi" the late George H. Parker, to-day filed a notice in the Superior Court that on Monday, No vember 30, he would make a motion be fore Judge Reynolds for a new trial of the case. The grounds on which the new trial is askeu are that the irregularity of the proceedings of the court prevented the proponents from securing a fair trial; that errors Here made in admitting cer tain evidence, and that the court erred in instructing the jury. The first trial resulted in a disagree ment, and the second was decided in favor of Mis. Emma L. Parker, tee contestant, the jury finding that Parker was of un sound mind when the will was made. State Teacher*' iniKinl Convention. SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 19.—Arrange ments are being made for holding the annual convention of the State Teachers' Association in this city from December 28 to 30. The meetings, which will probably be held in the Carnival Pavilion, will be addressed by all the prominent educators on the coa-t. About 1500 teachers are ex pected to be in attendance ■ A. E. Morrison Is Insolvent. SAN JOSE. Cal., Nov. 19.— A. E. Mor rison, a fruit-grower living on the Santa Clara and Los Uatos road, has filed a peti tion in insolvency. The liabilities amount to $11,165. Assets consist of a home-tea. i valueu at $9000, but subjected to a $5500 mortgage. SAN DIEGO GIRL IN DISPUTE. Writ of Habeas Corpui liisned in the Case of lions Moron. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Nov. 19.— 1n re sponse to the petition of Mary Quinn, Judge Puterbangh to-day granted a writ of habeas corpus directing one Herman Schafer to appear in court to-day with Rose Moran, whom the petitioner alleges was enticed from the Quinn borne at 545 Tenth street last Saturday and subse quently removed to Los Aneeles. Froto the petition it appears that the Moran giri feared that Schafer intended to Kid nap her, and only a lew days prior to the day of her disappearance she had told Mary Quinn that if anything happened to her a writ of habeas corpus should oe procured directing Schafer to bring her into court. The Moran girl desires to make her home with Mary Quinn, but Schafer claims to be entitled to her. For Ulegnlly Votina at Halftnoon Bay. REDWOOD CITY, Cal., Nov. 19.- Julian Jara was examined to-day before Justice Hannon on a charge of having illegally voted at Halfmoon Bay at the late election. He had sworn that he was of ace when registered and swore his vote in at the election. He was held to appear for trial be:ore the Superior Court with bonds fixed at $1000. San lull Runaway Accident. BAN LUIS OBIBPO. Cal.. Nov. 19.- While Captain and Mrs. Harloe were driv ing in Arroyo Grande thia morning one of the horses became frigbtened on ac count of the breaking of the harness and a runaway ensued, in which the occupants of the buggy were thrown out. Mrs. Har loe struck a barb-wire fence and had her face cut and the captain received a few bruises. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1896. STANFORDS OFF FOR THE SPRINGS A Week in the Mountains Before Tackling Berkeley. Captain Fickert Says the Trip Will Put New Vim Into His Men. Great Rivalry Among Aspirants for Bone-Breaking Positions— The Probable Line-Up. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Nov. 19- — As was first announced in The Call, the Stanford football men will leave for Congress Springs to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Exclusive of Coach Cross and his assistants, about thirty men will he taken to the mountains for their final week's training. When interviewed to day Captain Fickert said: "I am counting a good deal on this week in the hills to improve the fellows. I al ways felt much better after going up to Woodside last year and the year before. All the men seemed to liven up and play a snappier game. Constant practice in the same place each day for several weeks get? monotonous and a man can't do himself justice. ' He needs a different air, different diet and change of surroundings, and this we hope to get at Congress Springs. I have never b en up there, but understand it is an ideal place for training, with hot and cold spring baths and all facilities, which were lacking at Woodside." \" When asked about the prospects for winning, the big Stanford captain inti mated that Berkeley wouldn't win in a minute anyway, and that the Stanford team would score another victory herself this year if hard practice nnl conscien tious playing could accomplish anything. . The team will not be fully selected until a day or two before the game. There is a hot. right going on between Jeffs and McLaine for the position of left end. with chances considerably in favor of the former, who besides playing a strong, fast game has the advantage of a j year's experience on the Varsity eleven. McLaine didn't turn out until about the first of November, but he has put up a re markably strong game from his first even ing's play. He is cool-headed, speedy and a hard player. He tackles, in eood form and is a valuable addition to the list of players. There is another hard fiebt over left halfback. For a time it looked as though Searight, a new man, had the place; then Dole's playing improved so rat. idly that be was placed at the half, and in the last games, he played before injuring himself he made it evident that he v. as the most promising man for the job. Both these candidates met with accidents last week and are now recovering. Whether they ! will get over their strains in time to re i cover Varsity form is a question. If they do it is. probable that Dole will make the j team, if they do not Lou Freeman '99. or ' \ Parker '99, will have to fight the thing out. Both. men are .Rood u.ilis an I are showing better form wit every practice. Without doubt the line-up will be as follows, with possibly the position of left half: ! Center Williams '97 | Rißht guard Carle '9B ! Left guard Flckert (captain) '9B Right tackle Thomas '97 Lett tackle Hhrriugton '98 . Right end.. Straight '97 I Leu end . JafTe '93 I Quarterback Murphy '00 I Right ha1f...;...:.......:.. Fisner '9B Left ha1f....... ...Dole '08 • Fullback Cotton '98 ■ Substitutes— Center. Burnett and Bigelow; guards, James and Adams; tacklers, Rice ana Robinson; ends. McLaine and B. Thomas; quarterback, Mclntosb; bucks, Freeman, Par ker, Seanght and Jost. Notwithstanding the rain, the men were j out in force this evening and an interest- I in;? practice game was played. Captain Fickert says that rain won't be allowed to prevent practice each evening. THASK6GIVIXG £> IERTAIXUEHT. Great Succts* Anticipated—The Prime Football ></>»<7. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Ncv. 19.— La&t evening three boxes at the Cali fornia for the Stanford entertainment Thanksgiving night »old for $62. The sale of seats was very heavy indeed, and the entertainment is bound to be a financial success. Great expense will be incurred to make the entertainment an artistic suc cess as well. The students have begun to assemble each evening to practice the col lege yells and college songs. Several new cries will be sprung on Thanksgiving day at the game. The prize of $10, offered by the football management for the best football song, Has awarded to Wallace Irwin '00, for his song "When Stanford Begins to Score." Following is the chorus ot the prize song to the tune of "When Johnnie Comes Marching Home," which gives an idea of its character: When Stanford bcßins to score, my lad 3, When Stanford beeins to score. We'll split the sky with our rollicking cry And yell till the echoes roar J And we'll teach old Berkeley a trick or two That heretofore she uevcr knew, And we'll make short work oi the gold and blue Wheu Stanford begins to score. The executive committee of the student body has appointed John M. Swiizer '98 to the vacancy on tbe intercollegiate de bating committee. Tbe committee lias also decided to defray expenses of the Stanford band to the Thanksgiving game, and is now considering the advisability of purchasing the uniforms lor the members of that organization. BORKIAG FOR SAN PEDRO. Strong Evidence to Present to the Deep Harbor Commission. LOS ANGELES Cal., Nov. 19— Friends of San Pedro harbor are getting strong evidence to present to the Harbor Com mission when it comes to this city. Much ot it is new and convincing against the Santa Monica project. They say that at Santa Monica since last year the sea has run so high that It was necessary for vessels to cut loose from the wharf aud be towed out to sea in or der to avoid damage by beine dashed against the piling. On another occasion a vessel was dashed against the piling and lashed to and fro by the waves so violently that several bents on tbe wharf were torn loose. Losses to vessels have been nu merous and will be included in the matter by the San Pedro forces. The general action of the elements and their effects at the two i laces have been considered and will be of materisl aid to the commission. KJILEIt JBX t LECTRItJITY. Streetcar Conductor Receives a Fatal Shoe<e nt a Telephone. LOS Ai*GELEB. Cal., Nov. 19.— C. C. Odell, a conductor on the electric street cars, was killed by an electric shock re ceived while telephoning to-night. He was at the end of the West Lake division and had gone to telephone to the dis patcher. H« was heard to sliriek and awn to fall back several feet to the ground. When bystanders reached him he was un conscious and died in about a minute. About ttie same time S. B. Smith, an other conductor, bad both hands burned and received a shock while telephoning from another place. C. Sebastian received a severe shock when holding the telephone about ten minutes before Odeil reached it. It appears that a hiphlv volted electric light wire was burned in two at the corner of Second and Spring streets, and one end dropped on to the telephone private wire used by the streetcar company and charged it. About that time Odell and others started to use the instrument. The reason for the two distinct shocks at the West Lake division instrument probably was because of the electric lisiht wire swinging and coming in contact with the telephone wire several times. LIBERAL RELIGI OUS CONGRESS. David Starr Jordan Among Those Chosen as Directors. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 19.— At to day's session of the American Liberal Religions Congress, a proposition was made to change the name of the congress from "American Congress of Liberal Religions" to •'Liberal Congress of Relig ions.'' There was much objection to this modification of the word "Liberal," but it was decided to change the name to "Liberal Religious Congress." The discussion of tiso ' question as to whether the congress should do missionary work, in the ordinary acceptance of that term, resulted in a decision to confine the congress to the parliamentary idea. Local organizations will be encouraged and even assisted, but not under the supervision of the congress. Hiram W. Thomas was re elected president of the congress, and Jenkin Lloyd Jones was re-elected sec retary. Leo Fox was again chosen treas urer. The three men are all from Chicago. Those elected vice-presidents are: T. w. HigL-ins, E. G. Hirsch, A. J. Savage, R. H. Newton and Professor Momerie. Among the new directors chosen are David Starr Jordan, president of Stanford Uni versity, California, and Edwin S. Mead. The next congress will be held at Nash ville next year during fhe Tennessee cen tennial celebration. An attempt will be made to raise $500 to carry out the project of making the Nashville congress an unusuaily successful one. This congress adjourned this evening. SHOT DOWN' BY DETECTIVES. Action of Vfflcr* That Will Cause further Bloodshed. NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.— A Sun special from Williamson, West Virginia, says: Two more killings have been added to the lon* list of deaths by violence in. this county in the past few weeks. De tectives W. S. Bevins and Clark shot and killed James and Anderson Mounts at Delomre yesterday afternoon. The officers were trying to arrest them for murder commuted by Anderson Mounts in September, and their stubborn resistance resulted in their being killed. Anderson Mounts shortly before ha i been arrested for some minor offense and at the time of the killing was in the custody of bis father, James, who was acting as guard. Under these circumstances the action of the officers is a serious matter and they at once fled. In thirty minutes fully a score of the Mount*, heavily armed, were in pursuit of the officers, bent on wreaking summary vengeance. It is likely that more than one man will meet his death before the inceused relatives o: the dead men capture the officers. P.y the, Niagara Power. BUFFALO, N. V., Nov. 19.— The trolley cars of the Buffalo-street Railway Com pany on Main street, between Second street and the Cold Springs Barns %nd those on East Ferry street and Kensing ton avenue, are being run to-day by the Niagara power. It is being used in this experimental manner so that if in the early stages some accident occurs during the transmission tne entire service will not be crippled. Tl.e experiment thus fa: has been a perfect success. Regular Train* Abandoned. HELENA, Moxt.. Nov. 19.— Both the Great Northern and Northern Pacific roads abandoned their regular trains west of Helena this morning. The former road is completely paralyzed and the Northern Pacific is only able to run an occasional special. No trains are arriving from the west over either road. The trouble is due to landslides on the Great Northern in the Cascade Mountains and the inundation of four miles of track on the Northern Pa cific. honn- Standing Bicycle Claim Settled. NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.—Theloog talked-of O. 13. Potter claim against the League of American Wheelmen was set tled to-day. By the decision of the committee ap pointed to close the case Mr. Potter, who i« now the chief consul of the New Yorlc State division, will receive $4277 50 from the league, which is the amount of the principal and interest combined. The case has been banging fire siuce 1894. Receiver* for a Large. Firm. BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 19.— Receivers have been appointed for Johnson, Om hundro & Co., one of the largest dealers In dry goods, notions and shoes in Balti more. A petition was riled by a member of the tirm. The firm has assets of $ 189,000 against liabilities of $133,000, but collec tions cannot le made to meet pressing obligations. Two receivers have been named to wind up the affairs of the com pany. BrambeVm Valuable Patent. ST. PAUL, Minx., Nov. 19.-A repre sentative of an English syndicate was in Sleepy Eye yesterday and offered Grant Bramble £10,000 more for the patent right of the Bramble rotary engine, patented by him, than was offered by ti.-e American syndicate. Bramble had "just accepted t:ie offer of £320,000 irom the Allen syndicate and was forced io decline the offer of $50,000 more. Tollgaten AboUnhed in Kentucky. \ ERSAILLES, Ky.. Nov. 19.— A mob composed of between rilteen and twenty men armed with axes, shotguns and revolvers, rode ihroughWoodford to-night and chopped down the tollkrates on eisht of the ten turnpikes leading Into Ver sailles. The raiders warned the gate keepers that they would be killed if they demanded any toll Xebratkn'a Beet *uaar Law. .LINCOLN, Nebr., Nov. 19.— Su preme Court to-day teard argument on the constitutionality of the beet sugar law, CX i Se JJ Ilor1 lor ¥ ande rson" making the princi pal address in behalf of the law. ; The case ?h\ ■•« bmit t"d. ■ The impression prevails ♦°» }£*. court will sustain the law and that the next Legislature will repeal it. Bryan Kilt* n Rabbit. GAME PRESERVES, Taney County Mo., Nov. 19.- W. J. Bryan and party ar rived here yesterday. During the after noon Mr. Bryan and several other mem bers of tbe party started on a hunt last ing several hours. Mr. Bryan is not much of a shot, but he succeedad in kill ing a rabbit. Failure of an lowa Bank. SIOUX CITY, lowa, Nov. 19. -The First Rational Bank closed its doors unexpect edly this morning. No statement was maae. lhe statement of October 6 showed a Capital and surplus of $1,400,000; loans. $493,564 23; deposits. $537,9yS 57. Bishop Spnltlina Returns. PEORIA, 111., Nov. 19.— Bishop Spald ing of reoria arrived home yesterday from Europe. He said that rumors that he was to be appointed rector of the Catholic Yr\ VKV X- s i. ly Washington w succeed Archbishop Keane were false. FEARFUL FLOODS OF THE NORTHWEST General Devastation Along the Great Northern Railroad. Bridges Are Washed Away and Many Miles of Track Under Water. Graphic Description of the Appalling Situation by a Reporter From the Scene. SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 19.— The con dition of the submerged Ccßur d'Alene country grows more serious each day. A reporter of the Spokesman-Review just returned from there tells of some remark able e-capes, and vividly describes the condition of the country. He left Wallace on Sunday, but when the train was out a few miles it was flagged by a farmer just as it was on the edge of a bridge which had been washed away. The water was a foot deep on the trace, and the reporter waded through this for several miles. Finally, on account of the high water, be was forced to take to the foothills. At one place he lound a large bridge washed out, but the ties and rails were still in place, the ties being held together by the rails and spikes. Though a dangerous un dertaking, he started to crawl across the river on this weak structure. The water was raging below and filled with all kinds of debris. He bad- scarcely reached the other side when the lrail structure on which he had crossed fell into the water. All the wagon bridges between Wallace and Wardnsr are out and several railroad bridges are entirely gone. At Kingston the people were huddled together in a schoolhouse, the houses are all afloat. The situation at Cataldo is even worse than at Kingston. The town is completely submerged and there are no boats. In the second story of one house eighteen people are huddled together, their hogs and chickens occupying the lower part. A portion of tne cookhouse at the sawmill has been washed away, with a new steel range and three quarters of beef. The Northern Pacific bridge is sprung thirteen inches out of place, and 100 cords of drift wood or more is lodged against the center pi«r. At the month of the St. Joe River Tues day a log jam at the trestle of the Oregon Railway and Navigation bridge was blown out with dynamite. The Georgie Oakes spent the entire day yesterday in clearing away the jam at the mouth of the Coeur d'Alene River. Cameron's lumber-yard at McEnaville is entirely washed away and for over 100 yards the railroad tracks are standing on edge like a picket fence. Great losses have been suffered by the meadow farmers. The entire crops of hay have been washed away, together with barns, outbuildings and homes. The Northern Pacific, be tween Mission and Wallace, is all washed out and boxcars are floating in the water. The food supply in Coeur d'Aiene is short, but so far there has been no actual suffer ing. It will be some time before provisions can be taken in. The Georgie Oakes will make a trip to the Mission to-day, but it will require several weeks to get the railroads in con dition to carry passengers from the Mis sion to points east. At Harrison the small sawmill-owners are employing men to go out In boats and rescue logs, and the men are making $10 to $15 a day. Thousands of feet of logs have broken away from boons and Cocur d'Alene Lake is full of drift, presenting the appearance of a slough. The water is as yellow as the Lower Missouri. The lake rose a foot aud a half Tuesday. The Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill is turning out more concentrates than at any other time in its history, and on ac count of thn shortaee of cars the concen trates will have to be piled up beside the track. The same condition exists at the large mines on Canyon Creek. In some places the Northern Pacific track lies on top of the Union Pacific. This is the first freshet at this time of the year in the Cceur d'Alenes since No vember, 1544. At that time Father de Smett was caught at the mission and was rescued from the water by an Indian. A CITIL ENGINEER'S STOTT. Sixty Hays Wilt Be Required, to Repair the , Great Northern. SEATTLE, . Wash., Nov. 19. — Edwin Hall Warner, a civil engineer, who re. turned from ; the Cascade flooded district to-day, replying to a question as to the condition of the Great Northern road, said : . "Is the road open? I should say so open every three miles and water running through every opening. How did I get here? On foot, of course; forty -five miles in less than forty-eight hours, besides twenty miles in a canoe and five on a handcar. j "I know more about the condition of the Great Northern than any one else now. By to-night the wires will be in shape and the company will prob.ibly NEW TO-DAY. ' ~ "~ ~~ ~" A. /^"^^ %s Makes Strong Men and Women, *•-."-■■ ■ ■ . . ■-■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ - ■ . • ■-.---,■ — ■--■■.-■■ ""-> .' ,-- ■ -.' ' ■ have full information as to its losses. 1 have never seen so general a disturbance anywhere. It will be Wednesday next at the earliest before any connection at ail can be made — perhaps a day or two later. A truss bridge two miles east of Sultan is batily out of place and it will take as much time to get by as if it had been washed out bodily. From there to Index the embankment has been washed out every other mile or so for distances of twenty to fifty feet. Above Index the same series of small washouts occur. "At Granite Cut and beyond it, distant five miles from Index, the track for sev eral hundred feet has been com pletely carried away. In the cut the bal last has been washed out, leaving only the rails and ties. "At the crossing of the Skykomish the truss bridge and approach have been car ried out, leaving something like 300 leet across the main river to be taken care of. Above the Skykomish several structures were carried away and a slide or two will have to be taken care of. Superintendent Riton is wasting no time, and on his ac tivity I base my estimate ot s yen days to make the connection. To get the road in the shape it was a week aeo will require at least sixty days. "The cause of the trouble was fif teen days' snow, last. Thursday evening a Chinook wind and then a warm rain lasting until Saturday night at 10 o'clock. The run-off was, as usual, in torrential streams, extremely rapid, and everything was carried before them. I measured the rainfall for two days in the mines in Miller River district. It amounted to 14 inches In fifty-four hours — equivalent to about abcut one-third the annual precipitation in Seattle. In Suykomish 1 found five passengers from a westbound train which •»d been hung up for three days near Wellington. Tiiev were Frank Brownell of Everett, H. T. Rudow of Seattle, Lynn Reelfe of RosEland, B. C, and Rev. "Mr. Van Neys of Vancouver, Wash. They had plowed through fourteen miles of snow the night before, reaching Skykomish at midnight." CALIFORNIA MAIL ARRIVES. first Since Last Saturday— Great Loss to Lumbermen. SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 19.— Two days' California mail, the first since Saturday, was received in this city to-day via the steamer Kingston from Tacoina. The railroads are still badly crippled by reason of the floods. It will probably be several days before connection can be made from Seattle with the Northern Pacific main line at Puyallup. The Great Northern announces that it will have its coast line In operation to-morrow or the day after and that an effort will probably be made on Sunday to resume passenger traffic over the main line East. The passengers hemmed in for so long on the Great Northern between Welling ton and Madison, it is stated, have been rescued, and are now making their way back to Spokane and on to Seattle over the Northern Pacific, via Tacoma. Lumbermen of this city say that 90 per cent of the shingle bolts cut in Northwest ern "Washington have been swept down the various rivers and put to sea, and from 3,000,000 to 5,000.000 feet of logs driven throuuh the booms and sent the same way. Probably one-third of the logs will be recovered from the sound, but millmen believe it will not be possible to save any of the shingle bolts. MURDERED HER OWH CHILD. Peculiar Scandal in Which a Reformed Preacher Is Implicated. UNIONTOWN, Pa., Nov. 19.— The dis closures attending the arrest of Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, Miss Emiline Freeman, tier father, William Freeman, and her brother, Dawson Freeman, all well-known resi dents of Masontown, has caused a great sensation in Fayette County. Miss Free man was arrested yesterday and is in jail charged with murdering a child to which she recently gave birth. Rev. Mr. Fitz gerald is held under heavy bail, and the girl's father and brother are charged with conspiracy to conceal the murder. The matter was brought to public notice by Dr. Edmund O. Cloud, who was called to attend the girl. Emiline Freeman con fessed to the physician that she hhd mur dered the child and that Rev. Mr. Fitz gerald was the cause of all her trouble. The father and brother of the girl at tempted to coerce Dr. Cloud to silence, but he refused to criminate himself and made the information aeainst the family. Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald came from Virginia a year ago, since which time he has been preach ing in the Reformed Brethren Church and boarded in the Freeman family. Miss Freeman is 23 years oi age ana pleasing in appearance. The Lutheran League. CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 19.— Discussion of suitable literature for youncer church members was the chief business before the Lutheran League to-day. Officers were elected as follows: President, £. F. Eilert of New York; general secretary, M. C. Olden, Chicago; recording secretary, W. C. Stover, Philadelphia; assistant recording secretary, Miss M- Meister, Lan caster, Pa. ; treasurer, Cornelius O. Eck bardt, Wasninsrton, D. C. ; executive com mittee — Rev. W« K. Frick, Milwaukee; L>»ander Trautman, Pittsbtirg; Rev. L. J. Murphy, Rock Island, 111.; Rev. L. A. Kuhns, Omaha, Nebr. ; F. A. Hartranft, Philadelphia. The league decided to hold its next convention in New York City two years from this time. Domestic Tragedy in a Florida Town. NEW SMYRNA, Fla., Nov. 19.— T. H. Roberts shot and killed Charles Bowie last night because of the latter's intimacy with Mrs. Roberts. Before tie died Bowie fired on and dan gerously wounded Roberts in the side. Bowie and the wife were found in a com promising position by Roberts. Satisfied that his suspicions were correct the in jured husband began tiring. All con cerned are well to do. Politics and a l>uel. PARIS. France, Nov. 19.— M. Pierre- Leurand, a member of the Chamber of Deputies, and M. Henri Turot, editor of the Petite Republique Francaise, have fought a duel in which Turot was wounded in the arm. The combat grew out of politics. OREGON PRODUCTS FOR AUSTRALIA Portland Merchants Bid for Trade With the Antipodes. Have Chartered a Steamer to Be Sent There With a Very Choice Cargo. New Line Pr-J ctad, as Sin Francisco Has Difficulty in Handling Their Freight. PORTLAND, Ob., Nov. 19.— An event of unusual importance to this city and the entire Northwest will occur next month, when a steamship loaded with Oregon products will leave Portland for Aus tralia. The promoters of the new enter prise are Davidge & Co., agents of the Oregon-Asiatic Steamship Company. The steamer they have secured for the first trip is the Aswanly, a modern Vessel of 3535 tons gross regißter, with a carrying capacity of 5140 tons. While the matter of making an experi ment in this trade has been under con sideration but a short time, the promoters have had no difficulty in securing a large cargo. If their efforts should meet witn. encouragement a regular line will be in operation early in the year. There is a large amount ot products of Oregon and Washington now sent to the Antipodes by way of San Francisco, and this trade has grown to such proportions that steamers sailing from the Bay City have difficulty in handling all of the freight offered. Oregon produces a good deal of fruit, lum ber, flour and other truck of similar nature that finds a ready market in Aus tralia. With proper encouragement the new steamship venture is sure to be a great aid in developing a Northwest- Pacific trade with that country. The Aswanly will leave about the mid dle of December, and if merchants are in terested in securing more trade from that country there will be- plenty of steamship* placed in service to follow the pioneer. The steamship is now en route to thit port from Hiogo. DID HE KID NAP HIMSELF? Portland Deteetire* Discredit Dr. Ball's Story of His Disappearance. PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 19.— Dr. F. L Ball, who for several days was supposed to have been drowned or murdered at Kaiama, W r ash., about fifty miles down the Columbia River, returned to his home in this city to-day. He repeated his ridiculous yarn of being kidnaped, robbed and' taken into the mountains that he told last night when he turned up as "found again." Detectives simply laugh at Ball's strange story, as the doctor did not give a descrip tion of his assailants to the authorities at Kalama or to the detectives when he ar rived here to-day. It is supposed that Ball intended to leave the country, leav ing impression that he had committed suicide, "but at the last moment reconsid ered and invented the yarn about being kidnaped. It has leaked out through a domestic formerly employed in the house hold where the Balls lived that there was considerable domestic unhappiness, and this may account for it. However, the doctor's young wife had fully relented by this time, anyway, and was almost hys terical from joy over her husband's safe return. A CONSCIENCE-STRICKEN THIEF. After Thirty Tears He Seeks to Make. Jiestitution. THE DALLES, Or., Nov. 19.— Louis Davenport of Mosier was robbed of a grip containing $8000 in gold dust over thirty years ago. Some time since, realizing that he was approaching the grave, the man who took the money made a will, and in this will he provided for repay ment of the slolen money with legal rate of interest from the day it was taken until the day the debt shall be paid. The ill gotten pains seem to have prospered in his hands, but when he came to die his conscience troubled him. A few days ago a stranger made his ap pearance in The Dalles and saw Daven port. He was quickly investigating the matter, and without disclosing who he was he assured DavenDort that he was conversant with all the facts in the stranse case. As the sum of stolen money new amounts to $27,000, by adding inter est and by reason of judicious investment, and as there happens to oe, strangely enough, a mysterious '"French Charley" disputing that Davenport lost that sum, it is not improbable that the leeal frater nity may engage in a nght over th« "conscience mon»y. " Officers Flee From Avenger*. WILLIAMSCxV, W. Va., Nov. 19.- Friends of Anderson and James Mounts, the two men who were killed yesterday by Clart and Bevins, are hot on the trail of the officers. Through the night Clark and Bevins succeeded in eluding their pur suers, and early this morning they secured horses. They are now on their way to Pikeyitlil Ky., to claim ihe reward of $100 for the killing of Anderson and Mounts. For the present the officers are safe, but serious 1 trouble will occur if they return here from Pikeville.