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VOLUME LXXXI\ r .-NO. 3 30.
MRS. McKINLEY'S BROTHER VICTIM OF AN ASSASIN George D-Saxton Shot to Death \ While Maying ao Even ing Call. Mrs. Ahna C. George, a Divorced Woroan With) Whon) He Had Trouble, Accused of tbe Murder. Special Dispatch to The Call. CANTON, (>., Oct. 7. — George D. Sax ton, a brother of Mrs. President Mc- Kinley, was shot dead at 6:10 this even- Ing in front of the residence of Mrs. Eva B. Althouse, widow of the late George Althouse. 319 Lincoln avenue, where he is presumed to have gone to make a Call. Five shots were fired, three of which entered his body. Mrs. Anna C. < Jeornre has been placed under arrest on suspicion of murder. gaxi •: a unconscious when neigh bors arrived and began investigating the cause of the shooting, and dead when the physicians and officers ar rived, the (physicians having expressed the opinion that death was instan taneous, tfiree bullets having entered vital spots. The position of the body indicated that he had been on the step to the Althouse residence when the - were tired. The body was taken to an undertaking room and placed in charge of the Coroner. Immediately after the autopsy it will be taken to the home •: M. C. Barber, a brother-in law, where Saxton. who was unmar ried, made his home. Mr. Saxion left the Barber home about 6 o'clock, riding his bicycle, and this was the last seen of him by his Is, The Althouse home was dark ami locked, and the neighbors said Mrs. Althouse frad not been at home for the past three days. One of the neighbors said a woman who was supposed to have done the shooting had passed back of the house. Mrs. George took her supper, as usual, at a downtown restaurant at 4:45 o'clock, and some time later was on a westbound car, and according to the motorman, A. Story. F ,. t atH «* iimHHli avenue, ne*:r the Althouse home. About 9 o'clock she was arrested by the police officers and locked up. Trouble in locating her was due principally to the fact that she moved from her old home yesterday. Mrs. George is the divorced wife of Sample C. George, who formerly was a tenant of Saxton in his downtown busi ness block, conducting a dressmaking business. Her divorce was obtained in Dakota and a proceeding later filed in local courts by the husband against Baxton charged that Saxton h,ad sent her t: ure the divorce, the pro ceedings here beint." a suit fc-r damages for th^ alleged alienation of the wife's ions. This case has been through all the Intermediate courts and was passed upon by the State Supreme Court on an interpleading and finally remanded for hearing on its merits here. Before this occurred, and on Wednesday, a set tlement was effected. Saxton paying Genre* $I^." on the claim set up of $20, 000 for damages. Mrs. i It^irge has also had several cases against Saxton, claiming the detention of furniture, the defense of Saxton being that the arti cles were held for overdue rent in the rooms. Mrs. Althouse, in front of whose house the shooting occurred, several months ago began peace proceedings against Mrs. George, alleging that her life hftd been threatened. For some time past Mrs. George has been living at 1516 West Tuscarawas 6treet, about five blocks away fr<.-m where the shooting occurred. Early in the week she is said to have packed up h^r household goods to have them chipped to her mothers home at Hano verton. Since her goods have been .she has been living at the rooms of Mrs. Jake Oberlin, in the same house. She left the house at 9 o'clock this morning and did not return. While the officers were talking to Mrs. Oberlin to night Mm. George was seen coming across a lot near by. As she attempted to go around the house to get in the back way, she was put under arrest by the officers and taken to police head quarters. When she was brought into the station she seamed to be self-pos sessed. She was given a chair, and one of the officers took a small cape which she carried and placed it on the SAMPSON GIVES WAY UNDER THE NERVOUS STRAIN High Tension of the Pdst Several Months Causes tfyeßecir Admiral's CollapAe. NEW YORK, Oct. 7.— The Washington correspondent of the Her ald telegraphs: I am informed late to-night that AdmiAl Sampson is extremely ill in Havana. He has been constantly fallinr and is un able to do any work. Other members of his command think he should go north, but dare not suggest it. His physician was callei to him in a great hurry after midnight this morning. He became Ttbrse during the day and his life was thought to b^ in danger, but theie is no im mediate fear of death. I His trouble is a general giving way of his constitutlol under the strain of last year, coupled with chronic stomach complallt. The San Francisco Call table. Prosecuting Attorney Pomerent, who was present, pulled his chair in front of her and said: "Mrs. George, where were you about 6 o'clock?" Mrs. George called Turnkey Becherer and whispered something in his ear. He spoke to the prosecuting attorney and then told her that he could not grant her request. The question as to her whereabouts at the hour named was .ted. She answered in a perfectly calm and quiet tone, "Pardon me, sir; I will talk when the proper time comes." "Did you go out on the streetcars about that time? There was no answer to the question. "I will say to you, Mrs. George," said the prosecutor, "that if you had noth ing to do with this, we will not detain you a moment." There was no answer and the prose cutor said, "Do you know why the offi cers brought you here?" No answer. "Do you know that Mr. Saxton is dead?" Th^re was no answer save a slight twitching of the lips. Mr. Pomerent then said, "It has been said to me that you threatened to kill him. Is it true?" To this and several other questions asked the woman returned no reply whatever. Mrs. George was then taken into the women's department. No weapon was found on her. The skin of her hands ! was scraped and will be analyzed to ! see whether there are any traces of powder upon them. She was locked up to await a hearing. It was common talk that Mrs. George would make frequent threats of taking Saxton's life. Many of these threats are said to have been sent through the I mafia, and the Federal Grand Jury sit ting in Cleveland last fall Indicted her for alleged improper use of the mails. Mrs. George gave a bond, and the mi i dietment, so far as is known here, is ! still alive. Sample C. George, the husband, is | now reported to have been married to 1 a second wife for more than a year. He iis reported married . in Wheeling to ' Miss Lucy Graham of Alliance, and the i marriage was kept secret until after j the settlement with Saxton. As soon ; as George got his damage money from i Saxton he announced his marriage. j Mrs. George claims Saxton deceived her i and deserted her. NEWS BROKEN TO MRS. M'KINLEY WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.— When the startling news of the murder of George Saxton, Mrs. McKinley's brother, reached the White House to-night President and Mrs. McKinley had just come down stairs to receive the mem bers of the Episcopal convention. There was a hurried conference of the officers of the White House as to what should ! be done to convey the tidings to Mrs. ! McKinley, and it was finally decided to wait until the guests had departed. The President was called aside by ' Secretary Porter Just as the last guest bade him good night and shown a brief dl patch from Canton saying that <;•• rge Saxton was shot and killed this ( evening. The President tenderly es corted Mrs. McKinley to the upper part , ol th< house and there as gently as the i clrcun stances would admit broke the news to her. Mrs. McKinley, although ! at first stunned by the tidings, bore up i remarkably well. She expressed a de : sire for particulars and the President i at once had telephonic connection made with frienis in Canton with whom he ! talked personally for some time. All : the officials around the White House, j respecting the wishes of the President, ■ are naturally reticent about the affair. I The only announcement made officially ; is that the President has received con i flrmation of th~ death of Mr. Saxton and that he will go with Mrs. McKin ley to Canton to-night. Secretary Porter further stated that i the President would keep his public en ■ gagtments in connection with the Western trip, the only change being ! that lie would go from Canton Sunday ; night instead of leaving here Monday I morning, as originally planned. SAX FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1898. THE LEECH LAKE BATTLE GROUND. Scene of the battle between General Bacon's troops and the Pillager Indians just before the firing began, as described by Colonel J. T. Sheehan, United States Marshal, and from photographs. On the right, in the fore ground, is Bog-Ah-Me-Go-Shik's log house, used later as a hospital. To the left are the little side-wheel lake steamers Flora and Chief, which brought the party from Walker. On the shore, near the house, Colonel WATSON INJURED IN A TRAIN WRECK COMMODORE J. C, WATSON, INJURED IN A TRAIN ACCIDENT (~\ ACRAMENTO, Oct. 7.— Commodore J. C. "Watson Buffered injuries in a \ train accident near Colfax this afternoon, and this evening when tHe w) commodore reached Sacramento his head was in bandages and his clothes were stained -with blood. The westbound overland passenger train was passing the vicinity of Cape Horn, about a mile east of Colfax, when for some reason not explained, the two end cars broke from the train. One of these cars, the first, was a pri vate coach occupied by Commodore Watson and his suite, en route to the Mare Island Naval fetation. The next and last car was a Pullman sleeper containing a number of passengers. The commodore's car was thrown with great violence against a rocky bank and the shock threw the occupants of the car out of their seats. Commodore Watson was found to have suffered a scalp wound three inches in length, from which the blood dripped freely. Nobody else in the car was injured and the occupants of the sleeper also escaped without bruises. Orders were given to transfer the commodore and party and the Bleeper passengers to the cars remaining on the track, and the train minus the two derailed cars continued on to Sacramento, arriving several hours late. * A wrecking crew was dispatched to the scene and is now at worK replac ing the cars on the track. This may take all night, and it was stated here to-night that the eastbound overland leaving Sacramento at 10 o'clock would be detained at Colfax twelve hours. Commodore Watson, when he reached Sacramento, was able to receive and send telegrams, and despite his bandaged head and blood-splashed gar ments, appeared in good spirits. PORT COSTA, Oct. 7.— Commodore Watson and party left the train here, and were conveyed to Mare Island on the Government tug Unadilla. The commodore will formally take command of the navy yard to-morrow. Sheehan is engaged in conversation with several Indians, while a number of bucks who have just left the house are hastening to join their disaffeoted comrades in the thick timber. The troops are just returning from an excursion around the peninsula, and one party has stacked arms, pre paratory to unloading their stuff from the boats. The hostile Indians were in the heavy timber in the background. ENGLAND SEIZES MANY ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC Cruisers Goldfinch and Mohawk Conclude a Wholesale Annexation Raid, Head-Hunters of Rendova Capture a Village and Feast Upon the Bodies of Its Inhabitants. VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 7.— The steam ship Warimoo, which reached port this evening after a smart passage from Australasia and Honolulu, has news that H. M. S. Goldfinch has lately an nexed the Duff group of islands, and several others of the Pacific group, in the name of Great Britain. The seiz ure of these islands, particularly the Duff, Cherry and Mitre Islands, is con sidered significant. The British warship Mohawk also seized a number of Islands, the British flag being planted by her officers on the Santa Cruz Islands, the Reef Islands and the Swallow group. In her trip to the latter islands she ran on a reef and was considerably damaged. From the particulars given by the officers of the Mohawk, it seems that the Duff group numbers eleven islands, all thickly inhabited by copper-colored natives. The islands are densely wood ed and of great fertility. Mitre Island is uninhabited, but Cherry Island has between 500 and 600 natives on it, the same race as the Tocuplans. The whole of the recent annexations have been placed under the control of Mr. C. M. Woodford, the British resident in the Solomon group. Among the islands over which a pro tectorate has thus been declared was Vanikoro, celebrated as the place where the ill-fated ships of the French ad miral. La Perouse, were destroyed. Upon another of the islands of the Santa Cruz group, seized by the Mo hawk, Bishop Patterson was murdered. At the island of Utupa in the Santa Cruz groun the Mohawk found a na tive of New Hebrides, the sole survivor of the crew of the New Hebrides cut ter Two white men and one native had been murdered by the natives about ten days previous to the Mo hawk's visit, and the cutter had been burned. From New Caledonia comes the news of the escape of a number of French prisoners. The schooner Laura was stolen by four ticket-of-leave men and they hid it in a secluded anchorage and at nightfall about eighteen es caped from the penal settlement, were taken aboard and the schooner sailed, it is thought, for Australia. The cutter was, it is said, well provisioned. The authorities at New Caledonia organized a search party and left in pursuit of the prisoners in a small cutter. The po lice at New Zealand and Australian ports have been warned to be on the lookout for the schooner. The head hunters, a cannibal faction of the natives of Rendova, have of late been extremely active in the prosecu tion of their horrible custom, and a terrible atrocity was committed by them on the western portion of the pro tectorate. They captured a village, and, after slaughtering many inhabit ants, returned home with thirty pris oners. These thirty were killed and eaten at a barbaric feast given by the head hunters in honor of their vic tory. One of the most notorious of the head-hunting chiefs has since been captured by the British and is in cus tody at the Government station at Tu lagi. He will be given a trial for mur der and in all probability hanged **pour encouragez les autres." The native rising at Espiritu Santu, according to reports brought to Nou mea by the British warship Meldura, has been quelled. The island of Motuiti, or Kennedy Island, which has appeared on the charts since the beginning or the cen tury, was searched for in vain .by the steamer Mohawk when she seized the Santa Cruz Islands. No island ex ists anywhere near the position assign ed and it is thought that that island, like Falcon Island, also has sunk be neath the waves. GENERAL LAWTON'S HEALTH WEAKENED Applies for a Three Months' Leave of Absence From His Ardu ous Duties. Special cable to The Call and the New fork Hprald. Copyrighted, IS9B, by Jamei Oor don Bennett. SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Oct. 7.— General Lawton, who has been ill for the last few days and unable to attend to business, has applied for three months' leave of absence from his duties. The fatigues of the campaign and arduous work since he succeeded General Shafter have weakened his health, making it compulsory for him to take a holiday. General Wood will succeed him for the present. ADMIRAL MILLER ON HIS WAY HERE VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 7.— Advices received here to-day from Honolulu state that the United States steamship Phila delphia sailed from there for San Francisco Sep tember 29, with Admiral Miller on board. PRICE FIVE CEjSTS. CHIPPEWAS NOW DISPLAY WHITE FLAGS Indians Whipped by Regulars. GENERAL BACON AT WALKER RETURNS FROM THE SCENE OP THE FIGHTING. Reports That His Command Was Not in Danger of Massacre and Did Not Need Rein forcements. \ Special Dispatch to The Call. WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.— Reports re ceived by the officials of the War and the Interior departments from the In dian outbreak are of a reassuring char acter to-night, and they now feel that the uprising may be regarded as over. General Bacon, who has charge of affairs in the department of which he is in command, will remain at Walker for the present and this, it is hoped, will have a quieting effect on the citizens of the surrounding country who have felt that they were in danger from the red skins. General Corbin said to-night there was no basis for the report that two troops of cavalry on their way to Huntsville, Ala., from North Dakota, had been ordered to Walker, General Bacon's telegram showing he was not in need of reinforcements. The follow ing is General Bacon's latest dispatch: WALKER. Minn, (via Brain- - erd), Oct. 7.— Arrived here at - noon with my detachment in - good condition. The killed and - badly wounded were shipped to - Fort Snelling this morning. The ■ Indians have been badly whipped ■ and left the country adjacent to - the fight. En route here, other - Chippewa bands displayed white - flags along the lake shore. Much - talk here of general Indian out- • break. Will ascertain facts and report later. Find Colonel Har bach at this place with 200 men, Third Infantry. Will remain my self and keep troops here await ing developments. Regret exaggerated reports published, resulting from my in ability to communicate. Have been in no danger of massacre and need no reinforcements. Colonel Harbach's coming was in good time in sending out boats. The following reassuring dispatch was received to-night by Commissioner Jones from Gue-Bel-Cu, a well-known Chippewa Indian, who has transacted considerable business for that band in Washington: WALKER, Minn., Oct. 7.— Not more than twenty-five or thirty Indians engaged in the outbreak. Chief Gaywuche Waybinung and Macheguh Bow, both of Bear Is land, and Wahbununnee. of Leech Lake village, are doing all in their power to suppress the outbreak. Chief Flatmouth ar rived at Leech Lake village to day with a large number of fol lowers, and is strongly opposing the outbreak. Indians are com ing into Leech Lake rapidly and are registering their names in the overseer's office with the in tention of remaining at the vil lage until the trouble has sub sided. White Earth, Red Lake and Mille Lac Indians are not affected. Think there will be no general uprising. SETTLERS YET NERVOUS. ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 7.— Opinions differ as to the present status of the troubles with the Leech Lake Indians, but even though nothing more follows enough has happened to cause North western settlers to feel somewhat un settled In their homes for some time to come. There is something of a panic in most of the small settlements near Walker, it being the center of the Leech Lake district, and the men in the lum ber camps in that vicinity have quit work and are either in or on their way to Walker. The teachers in the Indian schools and others about the agency have also thought it well to change their location for the present. There have been some sensational stories from that region to-day, but they do not seem to be well founded. There was certainly no battle to-day, because the troops are all known to be in Walker, resting after their hard experiences. General Bacon returned from Bear Island on the mainland, or near there, where Wednesday night's fight oc cured to Walker to-day, bringing with 'him all the first detachment of troops, the dead and wounded having been sent in first and brought down to Fort Snelling this evening. There was no difficulty in embarking the men at Sugar Point, and General Bacon reports officially that the trouble is about over, as he has whipped the Indians badly Governor Clough will send a battery of artillery of the National Guard to Cass Lake in the morning to protect the residents of that locality. ! DESERVE MEDALS OF HONOB. WALKER. Minn., Oct. 7.— The battle of Leech Lake has developed more than one hero. General Bacon, Major Wilkinson, Lieutenant Ross, Surgeon Harris, Hos pital Steward Burkhart, Sergeant But ler, Frank Briggs and Colonel Sheehan are all deserving of medals of honor, the first three named for the gallant manner in which they led the troops, the fourth for his inattention ta his wounds when bullets were flying about his head and his apparent indifferent to danger, the fifth for volunteering carry messages across the firinr from Lieutenant Ross to Genen con, which nearly cost him hie lif^****