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SHOOTS HIS FOE FROM AN AMBUSH John Pendleton Murders Jacob Randall as the Result of a Claim-Jumping Dispute at Redding. KESWICK, Sept. s.— Mine jump ing, of which there has been a . deal in Keswick of late, has result* d in a death. At 7 o'clock this morning Jacob Randall was shot and killed by John Hi ton, who fired from ambush and t< ok Randal unawares. The crime was committed on the mining claim in dis pute, and which is not worth ?1 as a but has prospective value as a town lot proposition. Ob Randall was the mail carrier from the depot to the town. This morning hi was making the usual trip afoot i" the d< pot. The trail led <>vr the mining claim and past a cabin situated thereon. Th" claim is at the south end of the Southern Pacific bridge at ross Spring Creek, three quar ters of a mile from town. Pendleton, to all appearances, had been lying in wait for his victim. From within the cabin be took steady aim at Randall ss the latter came down the hill. The shot was fired at a distance of ten The assassin's aim was true. Randall staggered ten feet further and ..■ad. Pendleton coolly changed his cloth ing-, dressing In his best. He locked the cabin and started afoot for Redding. Men at the bottling works a hundred yards from the scene of the crime asked him as he passed at what he had ting. "I've shut Jake Randall," he an- SUFFERINGS OF ALASKA MINERS D. F. Dunham of This City is Drowned. Special Dispatch to The Call. WNSEND, Wash.. Sept. .*. - on the steamer ■ ka . which arrived I From Alaska, were a number of miners r River. W. E. Hendricka of Hanfurd, Cal., after ighteen months" prospecting, returns with nothing but th> clothes on his back, having lost everything in trying to cross glacier. He reports the. death of D. F. Dunham of San Francisco by i whilt attempting to ci ■ it: August. iuinham was a director of the fining and Dredging (Company of • a man nnmed Smith, a jew . who was frozen on the tnber, was found im just before the party out. The remains were buried by T. C. B. Nadeau of Psyche, Wash., is the only one of a party of three who re . the tale of misfortune and l^nin. Nadeau spent Ji^o in his search 1 and returns a physical wreck. His partners were Edward Dreyfus of who last November buc umbed to scurvy, and John Starr of Paterson, N. .1.. who was drowned while r -"ins a stream in an effort t" reach lv narrowly escaped the heir supplies were all lost r.-.im and Nadeau made a jour nearly 200 miles alone and with mt fi Two men, P. Barley and F. Cole of Min lesota, were down with scurvy on Tasina River. Miners contributed enough of heir scanty means and senl Dr. Pierson Pierson had not returned when to-day's arrivals left Valdes. The United States revenue cutter Perry V r aldes when the party left. The • her visit was to bring back forty lestitute miners. It is thought she will it eighty or a hundred. <>n th<- Topeka were a!su two victims Edmonton trail, <",. Praser and G. li. Praser, brothers, from Calgary, Al- N W. T. They started over the trail in May, i x ''v led in reach- Ing Liaril River after enduring numerous hardships. They prospected LJard River thoroughly, and the best .liufrings they found would pay only from J'J to S" per lay. Several hundred men v. ipon and down the river. Al Glenora <;. Praser, while cutting wood with which to >ulld a raft, cut his foot and was brought town the river on a DR. SPONOGLE SAID ROOT WAS IMPROVING "WOODLAND; Sept. 5.— few days ago there appeared in The Call fin article in which the management at Agnews Asy lum was charged with gross neglect in caring for the late Walter Root of this city during his last hours and In the pre paration and shipment of the body to "Woodland. It was stated that the an nouncement of his death "came as a com plete surprise to his relatives and friends, as a letter had been received a few days prior to the announcement containing in lormatlon to the effect that he was im proving both mentally and physically." On September 1 The Call published a San Jose telegram in which there ap peared the following: Roofs relatives had never been assured that he was getting better. Up to the day before he died there was no Indication that death •would result immediately, although it was expected. He became unconscious then and •went Into spasms, and continued in them for many hours. This probably accounted for the contortion of the face. About the 15th of August Mrs. N. E. Root received the following letter, •which is a complete refutation of the foregoing statement: Agnews State Hospital. Agnews. Cal.. August 14, 1889. Mrs. x. K. Root, Blacks Station, Cal.— Dear Madam: Consent has been received here re cardlntr the transfer of your son to the Napa Htate Hospital. You were notified at the time oi the permission. Kindly advise me -when v«u want your on transferred. " Illii ni-ntal condition seems to be improving B little, and physically he In looking some Natter His appetite is good and he is sleep- Ing better. Very respectfully |?g»^^ F. M. BPONOGL.E. Medical Superintendent Agnews State Hospital. In the same telegram appeared the fol lowing further statement: Dr. Stocking Bald the remains were care fully v.-' lied and dressed for shipment. Dr. Dillon of San Francis.... a brother-in-law of the deceased, was present arranging for the Flilnment. - • • T B Gibson of this city is authority for the statement that on the day the body was shipped from Agnews Dr. Dillon telephoned that the body was in a very bad condition and that It should be washed and dressed before his mother wan allowed to Fee it. Friends and relatives are fully con vinced that the asylum authorities neg lected young Root in a most shameful manner, but they realize the obstacles that will confront them if they attempt I to prove ii. In. any investigation that might be ordered the advantage would be all on the side of the asylum physi cians and attendants. The San Francisco Call. swored. "You had better send word uptown to his partner and have th<*m come and get him." Pendleton walked to Redding, a dis tance of live miles, and went straight to the Sheriff's office and gave him self up. He was brought back to Kes wick this afternoon to be arraigned be fore Daniel Thompson, the local Jus tice. Thompson refused to hear the case, as he was interested in the min ing claim. Pendleton was taken to Redding to be arraigned there. l">-ndleton claims he fought in self defense and that Randall had made threats against his life. Randall was unarmed at the time of the affray, al though he had been carrying weapons no later than yesterday in anticipation of trouble. Both men have been fre quently concerned in mine-jumping, of which there has been much of late about Keswick. The claim in dispute is considered valuable because it will be at one end of the new bridge to be constructed across the Sacramento. It was originally located as a placer by Pendleton and his partner. Two months ago Randall filed a quartz claim notice on the same ground, and yesterday Pendleton filed another quartz notice on his own ground, so the claims wore three deep. Pendle ton is and Randall was an old resident of Keswick- Randall leaves a widow and four children. The Coroner lield an inquest this af n. RECOGNITION FOR SHAFTER Will Not Be Retired Next Month. Special Dispatch to The Call. CALL HEADQUARTERS, WELLING TON HOTEL, WASHINGTON, Sept. ;.- Aa a reward for bis services In connection with the Santiago campaign President McKinley, 1 understand, proposes to con tinue Major Genera] Shatter in command ol the Department of the Pacific with his present volunteer rank after the time is reached for his retirement on the 14th of next month. Under the law his reiirexnant, after Ing sixty-four years of age, la com tar us tin.- regular army is concerned, and there are some who ques tion the authority for assigning retired officers to command under the volunteer rank. But the President. I am told, has been looking into the matter and believes that there is nothing to prevent General Shatter from continuing in his present command under his volunteer commission of major general so long as authority for keeping up the provisional army exists. The President proposes to renew his recommendation to Congress for some substantial recognition for General Shaf t< r's services in the Spanish war, and it Is hoped that by continuing him on the active list with his present rank of major general legislation may be secured which will permit him to retire with at least that rank when it comes the time for mustering out the provisional army. There is one precedent for the proposed action in General Shafter's case. General Graham, who was in command of (.'amp \\v< ■:■. was allowed to retain his volun teer i ■■mmand for several months aft^r he had reached the age for retirement as an officer of the regular army. The ac counting officers raised some objection at the time, but subsequently decided to al low him pay for the time he served under his volunteer commission. When thf time comes for General Shaf fer's retirement next month an oppor tunity will be offered for rewarding one of the Philippine heroes wfth a brigadier ship. Major General Lawton, who has only the rank of colonel in the regular establishment, will, according to the pro gramme as at present arranged, be made brigadier general of the regular army. General Mac Arthur. who holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in tfie regular es tablishment, is also to be rewarded the same way when Brigadier General Ander son r' Urea in January. :md General Wheaton, colonel of Infantry, Is booked for the brigadier generalship wtiich be comes vacant next spring when General Merriti retires. The retirement of the latter officer will also open the way for the appointment of a major general in the regular army, which will £" to either i i Lawton or General Mac Arthur. Subsequent developments in the Philip vill doubtless have much to do with the final decision in relanon to this m:i leralshtp. CLARA FOLTZ APPEARS TO DEFEND YDA ADDIS Upon a Technical Point She Obtains a Continuance of Twenty- Five Days. SANTA BARBARA, Sept. s.— Yda Ad dis Storke appeared in court this morning with her attorney, Clara Foltz of San Francisco, this being thp day set for her arraignment on the charge of having at tempted to murder Attorney Grant Jack son on the morning of July 9 last. The defendant shows decided signs of break ing down, and her two months' confine ment has made a great change in her. She is thin and wears a haggard look. New rtheleU, she entered the courtroom to-day with the decisive walk which is characteristic of the woman. Mrs. Storke's counsel raised a technical point, which for a While made it appear that the information would be set aside by the court. The Information read. "An attempt to murder Grant Jackson." and Mrs. Foltz claimed it should have read "An assault with intent to commit mur dor." She declared there was no such crime as attempt to murder mentioned In the statute, and Yda Addis Storke could not be held for doing something that is not known as a crime in the Penal Code. Thin is a point which Judge Williams said he had never known to have been passed upon. H (> thought it should be thorough ly Investigated before a decision were given. He gay« twenty-five days in which to submit briefs on Mrs. Foltzs demurrer. Attorneys Starbuck and Canfield filed the formal notice of appeal in the libel case to-day. The appeal is taken from the judgment and order denying a new trial made on July 10. fi Fire in a Gas Plant. WOODLAND. Sept. s.— The Woodland Gas Company's house was totally de stroyed by fire this afternoon. The tank contains a sufficient supply for the city to-night. The company expects to resume manufacture to-morrow, provided the generator and boiler were not too badly damaged. The loss cannot be estimated until the damage to the generator and boiler is ascertained. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1899. CASEY SWEARS HOWARD PLANNED GREEN'S MURDER James Kelly, Another of the Clever Band of Sneak Thieves, Is Caught in a New Daring Robbery, and Is Now Held Pris oner in the City of Mexico. The Arch Conspirator Howard Has Been Traced to Canada, Where the Police Authorities Expect to Apprehend Him at Any Moment-Sen sational Developments in the Criminal Conspiracy That Found Its Center oi Operations in This City. THE mystery of the ftidvementa 1 and operation;; of the criminal . conspirators whose leader and dominating spirit la Augustus Howard has practically been solved by Chief of Police Lees and his officers. A second member of the dan gerous band. James Kelly, is in prison in the City of Mexico under the name of William Watson, and is likely to pay the penalty for a Berious and daring of fense. He is the thi<-f irho was repre sented by his fellow thiof James Casey, as being dead and buried in a New Orleans cemetery. The arrest ol Kelly has prompted ;h'.- police to toll all they know of the manipulations of tho Howard gang and the story reveals another nest < f experienced, clever bank sneaks and safe robbers, whose operations have been international, whose ability has been dangerous to every community in which they moved and whose eseapo from justice has been most remarkable. All of them, according to Chief of Po lice Lees, from Howard to the least ex perienced of the crowd, have either been under arrest or have worn con vict stripes. There is every moral con viction to warrant the accusation that they robbed the treasure box of the steamer Alameda and were engaged in several other daring thefts. In this work they did r.ot stop at plans of mur der and did not scruple to stc-op to petty larceny. Bigamy, forgery, rob bery and grand larceny are registered against their names. And now James Casey, who is under arrest at the City Prison, adds a cli max to the registry of their crimes by declaring that he was paid $5000 by Augustus Howard to murder AVillard F. Green and throw his body overboard from the steamer Alameda. This monej was to be divided among Casey, Kellj and Murphy in equal shares. The money was paid, so Casey told a Cal. reporter last night, by Howard the night before the Alameda left this port This admission has given the police the chief reason for wishing to capture Augustus Howard, the head and front and master spirit of the conspiracy. When Howard fled from this city he went north and is now known positive ly to be in Canada, where his arrest Is expected any day. The career of these criminals has been a strange one. They are known in a dozen cities as JOHN CASEY, TOO^. OF HOWARD. dangerous men, but their traffic in San Francisco is at an end. Two of them are in Jail, but the other three, including the arch conspirator, Howard, are at liberty and the police derlare that they will not cease their efforts until they have placed him be hind the bars. • The criminal record of this crowd is interesting. The first trace of it, as far as the information of (he police goes, begins in Melbourne, where, in the mid dle of 1898, Casey, Kelly and Murphy were arrested for robbery of a ware house. The dangerous trio did not re main long in jail, for on October 20, 1898. they succeeded in escaping and made their way to Auckland, where they prepared immediately to turn an other criminal "trick." On November 27, 1898. the branch of the National Bank of Auckland was robbed of £235, and suspicion fell upon Casey, Kelly and Murphy. The authorities did not possess sufficient evidence to arrest, but now that they have it from the police of San Francisco, they indicate no very earnest desire to prosecute. MRS. JAMES KELLY, WIFE OF THE CAPTURED THIEF From Auckland the trail of the thieves Is to San Francisco. After the robbery of the Auckland Bank the thieves found the town too hot for them and they determined to ! come to San Francisco; and they ac i cordingly took passage on the Mari posa on December 24, 1898, for this city, i arriving here on January 11, 1899. Kelly I took passage under the alias of William I Watson. Casey came under the name ;of Dunnie, Murphy under the name of James Brodie, and Kelly's wife and child under the name of Mrs. and Miss Reid. Upon their arrival here the crowd separated. Casey and a man RAY PLANTS GUNS ON YUKON'S SHORES Commander of the American Troops in Alaska Erects Cannon Fortifications at the Town of Eagle, Special Dispatch to The Call* ' = TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 3.— Two big warlike cannon point out over the banks of the Yukon from Eagle. They stand on a broad plateau rising thirty feet above the stream, commanding the mighty river for miles. This interesting infor mation is brought 1 by S. A. Warren, just arrived from Eagle. One might imagine, he says, that the American Yu kon metropolis was going to war with British Dawson, a few miles across the line up the golden Yukon. Colonel Ray, commanding the American Yukon sol diery, completed the erection of the two cannon a few days before the Warren left Eagle, August 8. Several salutes were fired in honor of the event. There are 150 soldiers at Eagle, and Colonel Ray is pushing work as rapidly as possible on the Government barracks, which are to cost ?200,000. He wishes to get the men housed before known as T. Lewis, and of whom the police have little knowledge, registered at the Palace Hotel, occupying the same apartment. Mrs. Kelly and her child went to the Russ House, register ing under the name of Mrs. Reid and child. Kelly secured rooms elsewhere, but was very frequently at the Russ House. Murphy found quarters in a hotel on Third street. As already indicated, the police know very little of Lewis, with the exception that he was in constant as sociation with the rest of the gang and came to this city with them on the Maiiposa. Lewis also left on the Mariposa on April 20, 1889. with Mur phy, for Sydney. Murphy on this oc casion gave the name of J. W. Win ton. On the return trip on the steamer Alameda a man who called himself a mining man returned under the name of Albert Lewis. Whether this Albert Lewis is T. Lewis the police have as yet been unable to determine. These asso ciations and connections oL' Lewis and the rest of the crowd are particularly significant in relation to the robbery of the treasure box on the Alameda. It has been established absolutely that Murphy was in Auckland two days be fore the robbery of the Alameda took place, and Lewis was supposed to be in Sydney at the time of the robbery. With Casey and Kelly definitely lo cated in thiF city, tho circumstances connecting all of these criminals with Ihp robbery are very strong. After this robbery was commute-] thr> police directed their suspicions to Kelly and Casey, of whom very little was known at the time by the police authorities. In this investigation the police succeeded, quite unexpectedly to themselves, in establishing the fact that Casey and Kelly were two of the men who had robbed the Auckland Bank. On February 16, 1899, the Chief of Police received a letter from J. R Tunbridge, Commissioner of Police of Wellington. New Zealand. This letter detailed the circumstances of the rob bery of the bank and gave a descrip tion of the notes which had been stolen. It will be remembered that the fact had been definitely established that Casey and Kelly arrived in this city on January 11, 1899, from Auck land. In the local investigations of the police it was discovered that the very notes which had been stolen from the branch Bank of Auckland had been disposed of in this city by two men answering perfectly the description of Kelly and Casey. The notes were sold to Sutro Co., Goldberg & Co., and Neville & Co., on January 13th and 25th. Two crimes had thus been fas tened beyond dispute upon Casey and Kelly. The police were in a much better po sition to trace the criminals than be fore. Photosraphs of the malefactors were obtained and local officers re newed their vigilance. On March 30, 1899, a wagon of the Anglo-California Bank stopped at the express office of Wells, Fargo & Co. on New Montgom ery street. The wagon contained $10,000 in gold coin. A moment after the ve hicle came to a standstill a well- PRICE FIVE CENTS. winter. The army post is beautifully situated, rising thirty feet above the river. The troops have an immense parade ground, which occupies a por tion of the town site, Colonel Ray hav ing purchased a number of miners' cabins. The cannon fortifications command the river for some distance above and below the town, which is now a port of entry. All vessels going and com ing must stop, else the new cannon will be fired at them. There is still another very interesting sight at Eagle just now. Three hundred tons of beer, whisky and other intoxicants are piled up on the banks of the river, having been denied admittance into British territory. Canadian authori ties are turning back, and have been for some time, all vessels carrying liquors. Liquors have accordingly been put ashore at Eagle, where the American customs officers seized them. dressed man engaged the driver. Waters, in conversation and inquired the way to the Grand Hotel. While the driver was talking to the stranger a thief abstracted the coin, from the wagon and escaped. The driver has been shown the picture of James Kelly and identified it positively as the pict ure of the man who engaged him in conversation on the morning of March 30. The other man who stole the money is supposed to be either Casey or Murphy, although the police have nothing in their possession to warrant more than a suspicion. Casey and Kel ly remained in San Francisco for some time, although they made one trip to the Sandwich Islands shortly after the twbbery of the wagon. During the stay of the conspirators here Mrs. Kelly and her child changed their residence from the Russ House to a private home on Devisadero street. On May 23, 1599, Casey and Kelly left this city for their Southern trip, which has resulted so disastrously to both of them. They went from here by way of Los Angeles to New Orleans, and from there to the City of Mexico. Casey re mained but a very short time, when he returned to San Francisco, arriving here on August 25. Shortly afterward he was arrested, and when asked what had become of Kelly declared that he had died of typhoid pneumonia in New Orleans. When Casey was arrested the police captured a trunk and several satchels marked by the name of Wat son. Casey insisted that the bag-grape belonged to him, but the police very soon discovered that he was lying. In the trunk was a picture of a woman and a child, who Casey declared were his wife and baby. The poMce did not believe him, and upon investigation proved that the pictures were those of the wife and child of Kelly. This led to the trail of Kelly and to a knowledge of his disastrous manipulation in the City of Mexico. In that city Kelly and a confederate who, the police are almost absolutely certain, is Casey, committed another daring daylight robbery which in every particular resembles the crimes that have been established against the two men. On July 29. at the National Bank in the City of Mexico, a man by the name of Jose Rojano was robbed of $10,000 in notes at the paying window of the bank. Rojano had placed the bunch of bills on the counter and was en gaged in counting a small amount of silver. While doing this he was ac costed by a stranger, who asked some question. Rojano answered the query and turned to find that his bunch of bills had disappeared. Another man, evidently in collusion with the inquir ing stranger, had snatched the notes and was making for the door. An alarm was given and the chase fol lowed. The robber was caught after a flight of a few blocks and the bills were found in his possession. He was ar rested and taken to jail, and gave the name of William Watson, the alias under which Kelly had manipulated so often and so successfully. James Kelly had been caught again. After remaining in prison for some time he was visited at his own request by the British Vice Consul at the City of Mexico. Kelly begged the Consul to believe that he was a British subject. He declared that he had just received a letter from his wife from Cornwall, England, and that, made desperate by her representations of distress, he had committed the crime. This fictitious story made an impression, but shortly afterward Kelly received a telegram from George D. Collins, an attorney of this city, who is now defending John Casey in the Police Court. In the meantime Chief of Police Lees had been corresponding with the police au thorities of Mexico, and had establish ed beyond precedence the interesting face that William Watson was James Kelly, one of the most accomplished bank sneaks in the world. The zeal of Collins had done much to betray the whereabouts of his client. While Casey and Kelly were engaged in their operations on this side of the Pacific, Murphy and Lewis were not by any means idle on the other side. Under the name of J. W. Winton. Mur phy ieft here on the steamer Maripo?a on April 20, 1599, for the Colonies. He ended his journey at Auckland. Lewis took passage on the same steamer with. Murphy and went on to Sydney. On June 2, 5000 sovereigns were found missing from the steamer Alameda. The two men had, therefore, ample op portunity in which to commit the rob bery. When they left here they were bid an affectionate farewell at the dock, by George Adams, the associate and close friend of Augustus Howard. The association of all of the men is thus thoroughly established. Adams is now on his way to London. Mrs. Kelly and her child and Mrs. Adams and her Continued an Third JPajra.