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Fairbanks Daily News (Newspaper) - November 2, 1908, Fairbanks, Alaska CITY EDITION 5 OClock VOLUME V NOVEMBER HOLLAND BEGINS WAR ON VENEZ Taft Will Be Named President To mo Chief M Democratic and Republica Headquarters Rivals in Pro mulgation of Optimist Forecasts BETTfNG ODDS FAVOR TAFT Demented Blanche Duval Barricades Room and Meets Officer with Pistol Volley When He Breaks Door Down Bryan Supporters Say Prices Are Not Taft Committee Now Claim ing 300 United Press both head quarters of the two great parties this afternoon reports of the outlook alleged to be highly favorable to the chances of their respective can are given The democrats claim the betting odds on Taft are not that Bryan has just as good a chance to and that the national demo cratic committeeman would not be greatly surprised if the results to morrow should show an overwhelm ing majority for The republicans are claiming more and more They now predict that Taft will have an even greater At oclock this in room of the Pioneer this Blanche a crazed woman possessed with the idea that she was pursued by spirit fired three shots at Al chief of one of which took effect and resulted in his death ten hours The saddest thought in connection with the tragedy is the fact that it might so easily have been avoid but it is hard to say just what might have been the consequence had a different course of action been It was about one oclock in the morning when the womani who had ocked herself in room rang office call bell and told the bar ender who answered the that she wished to speak with Dave Pe the Petree responded and knock d on the The woman called o know who it and Petree told it was She denied you are not Petree ou are a He repeated that was somewhat in oubt as to what her unusual he avier He was not left un ecided for after the passing f a few remarks during which me she seemed to be laboring un er great mental she sudden declared that if he did not get way from the door she would Dealing With a Convinced that he was dealing ith a Petree descended to office and summoned the v auiiiiuwucu tilt victory than did and Qfflcer and he too claim they are sure of at least 300 electoral GOOD WEATHER ELECTION DAY Washington Bureau Forecast Is Brite and Fare for CUnlted Press wea ther bureau reports from all sec tions of the United States promise fair weather for election Even the North Atlantic storms have sub and good weather conditions are reported from the blizzard zones of the middle west CLOSE RACE IN MASSACHUSETTS Both Parties Are Badly Divided Through Factional CUnlUd Preu guberna torial fight will be the closest of any state election for The issues are so numerous and such bit ter factional differences in both par ties have been developed that it is bard to estimate either candidates Draper is the republican candi attempted to find out what troubled the She still insisted on see ing so a third attempt was made by both gentlemen to get her to open the door Their efforts proved and she still continued to threaten to Shortly afterward Officer Roy Stevens and Chief Miller arrived on the A consultation was held and it was finally agreed that Officer Kelly should climb to the window by means of a ladder and break the while Miller and Stevens forced the This program was carried hut with the results that had not been At the instant that Miller heard the crash of the glass he threw his shoulder against the door and burst into the room with Stevens almost alongside of As the door flew open it struck against the dresser which had been dragged up for a and bounced back in the officers Another shove and the obstruction was clear but the moments delay was The woman was looking to ward the window holding the gun in her As the officers preci pitated themselves into the apart she turned with a scream of swinging rapidly to the at the same time bringing the gun into position and firing three shots in instant succession pointblank at Chief Miller who was the first to come within range of the At almost ihf same instant Officer Stevens caught her in his Like a maniac she kick biting and scratching and mak ing vain efforts to bring the gun once more into Shrieking at the top of her she was final ly overpowered and the gun wrested from her clutching while Miller staggered into the hall and Miller Is The end came at oclock this just 10 hours after the shot from the revolver of the crazed women had pierced his He was conscious till within 10 minutes of his last but did not realize that death was so Even the attendants did not feel that his passing would come so although it was known that he had but one chance in a The doctors who attended him were all of tha opinion that the most vital wounds had been stayed sufficiently to prolong life for at least a day or though none of them was so optimistic as to hold out hope for his ultimata Miss Nellie sister of the dead chief of was in Matthews hospital at the btt was not present at the Millar and the attending nurses were the only immediate but all efforts to prolong the life of the stricken man were Except for the time he was under the influence of the anisthetic early this morning when the operation was he had been but had little to He knew those who were attending him and seemed to appreciate the fact that his end was yet he gave no sign of the intense suffering that ricked his body and made no It was hoped that his splendid constitution would help him in his fight for but the wound that laid him low was far too grievious for mortal flesh to The messen ger of death had traveled through the entire length of the entering his body near the top of the shoulder and ranged back of the piercing the stomach and lodging in the pelvic region on the right On its course it had severed eight or ten besides tearing through the diaphram and the but the internal i hemorrhage had been checked and the aperture in the stomach closed before the compleI tion of the The exact position of the bullet was not but at the time it was deemed inadvisable to make any search for as the attending physicians were j afraid that he would not survive the She remarked today that evil spi rits have followed her for man and the only mention she has made of the tragedy was to announce the fact that a spirit had shot the Was Former Resident of it has been j was the wife of a former manager This was a CScalibre and entered the left shoulder a considerable distance above the Course of the Fatal It then ranged downward and to the passins back of the heart and down through the diaphram and lodging on the right side against the pelvic Several large arteries had been severed and a great quantity of blood had al ready accumulated in the abdominal Working 33 swiftly as they the binding of the severed ends and the stopping of the flow of blood was the work of considera ble over two and it was not until oclock this morning that the operation was Two ragged holes in the stomach had been closed and the unfortunate man put in the most comfortable shape hut it was apparent as soon as the full extent of the in jury was known that his hold on life wss exceedingly Soon afterwards the effects of the anisthetic wore away and he became conscious of what was going on around but he did not seem to how serious his condition He talked but and made little mention of the shooting as though he but dimly remembered what had At oclock he lapsed into and before the at tendants knew what was transpiring he was in the throes of the death Death came at and although his sister was in the hospital at the time she was not summoned to the Did Not Know What Had In the federal where she had been the author of the tra gedy was serenely unconscious of what had As they were leading her by the prostrate officer as he lay in the hallway at the she looked carelessly at him with eyes in which there was no trace of Glancing down she paused a and then turned away with a gesture of in Im The distorted visage of the ma niac was and the insane glare had fled from her She seem ed possessed of an unnatural and remarked upon the most com monplace things as she walked to the She remarked to the of ficer that she always did like early morning and chatted in a carefree manner as though she had lost all recollection of the tragic events of the past few She regarded the iron bars of the ail with evident re marking that the place should be safe and free from invasion by her Restlessly she has since paced the floor of her refusing o and flying into instant par ixysms of fear whenever the jailer CASTROS LAST DAY OF GRACE IS GONE j try it cannot be but she j has worked as waitress in this cit jand jfore in the Third Avenue sh j worked for Tom then Bevans at the Sevans house on Garden She was only there for two but Gil more remarked at the time that slie acted very queerly and complained almost constantly about pains in her She was an ar dent and mentioned it At that time she plan ned on working at the Globe cafe as soon as it Previous to that time she worked for a whle at the old Davenport cafe on Front and is known to have been a waitress for many years niac was and the insane glar Carried a Revolver With The strange thing about the wo man is the fact that she is known y many people in town to hav been insane for some and ye the fact has never been reportec to the Although no statement could be procured from the Butte i is said that she had frequently dined there and always sat at a table with a revolver alongside of her Just why such extraordi nary conduct had not been reported Is not Again it is said that she was turned out of the Third Av enue hotel because the management suspected she was not but no menton of the fact was Last Riday she appeared at the office of AlaskaPacific Express saying that there was some money there for and that she wanted Not finding a repre sentative of the company she was told to come around which she did the next Agent Charles was there and ask ed what he could do for She said that there was money there for and she wanted and pro posed to have When assured that there were no funds awaiting her she became indignant and insis ted that she knew When asked if she had a receipt she de clared that she did have one but Making Along Cincinnati in Press Ssnrkfcy aft in his speech here ome length to Bryans peal to the laboring aring tuat Bryans republican Vrttlr tions and his claims tfiat against were toJajli He pointed out tkat worked earnestly on and at elected he would continue Taft left and today is making es ail along the way wher3 he is expected EVERY Single One of termine the the and Vehey heads the democra tic WILL RECEIVE THE On Tuesday evening the election re turns will be received and posted on a large bulletin board at the old Dav enport where Tananaltes will their ballots for presidentoa that He was taken at once to St Matthews hospital and physicians Appreciating the serious nature of the wound he had sus a consultation was ordered and Doctors Emil Pohl and Sutherland It was speedily decided that an operation would have to be necessary in or der to stop internal and he was placed upon their ballots for presidentoa that J and he was placed upon thet pi The returns are expected to almost Immediate yT United Press THE Dutch government has ordered the immediate blockade of all Venezuelan beginning More warships will be dispatched I his order means that the longimpending war has been formally Netherlands government has not decided upon the course of action to follow President Castros failure to concede the demands made in the ultima tum from and which note has been ignored by the Venezeulan Yesterday was the last day of the time given for Castro to make his reply to the ul He did and as war preparations have been continued steadily for the past month it is evident the Venezuelan government expects bombardment will be com menced imm2fciyuDon Hollands receiving its answer in the form of Castros didnt propose to show A second visit the same day resulted in no more Recently she had roomed at the Golden Gate hotel where her actions were commented She fre quently stayed in her room for three or four days at a and seemed continually to be laboring under some great mental She is known to have two children in from whom she received letters at the Mysterious Messages Written Among her which were very meagre at was found a blank and on It were scrib bled the insane vaporings of a dis ordered She had written the following I wish Fairbanks had but one heavily I wish I was the people of I would elect a donkey for delegate to I would import all of his ancestors for I am high jack you are low I say low game do yon know what that means Again Compliments of the Al askan mystery to whom it may con And I gness that is I say I Please save United istory of all tical battles there situation like tlie pr aign in which he for ctory that the othe The race in fa that a single vote the and both sides are will continue tomorrow DIES II Well Known United ceived here today of ney a well of Seattle and Dai w dered by his physi Sydney oldtimers in the in the Klondike tory of that camj Seattle Hansard
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