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Freed From Vags Only to
Be at the Mercy of
Ten Hold-Ups in One Night in
Different Parts of the
The Übiquitous Tall Masked Man,
With Gun and Knife, Causes
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
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.
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
Bob Hayes Killed and Black Jack Badly
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.
Sensational btory Publiihed by a Fresno
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
A Week in the Mountains
Before Tackling
Captain Fickert Says the Trip
Will Put New Vim Into
His Men.
Great Rivalry Among Aspirants for
Bone-Breaking Positions— The
Probable Line-Up.
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
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
! 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.
Great Succts* Anticipated—The Prime
Football ></>»<7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
General Devastation Along
the Great Northern
Bridges Are Washed Away and
Many Miles of Track Under
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
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.
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
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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
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.
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
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.
Portland Merchants Bid for
Trade With the
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.
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
After Thirty Tears He Seeks to Make.
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
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

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