San Francisco Chronicle 24 Aug 1904

Vermillion may have been murdered in his drug store in Salt Lake City. Believed to have been the victim of theft.

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- Jr4W mother and two misters were Jiere for the summer ylsltlnc him His relations 4With theni werpVf the moat tender - chVracterndJ they Uti nearly proa - trated by the tragedyVi His father Judge J SVermilllon is wealthy resldeptof Dillon Mont He - arrivedhere tonight He xwaa on his way1 here when the death of his eon occurred t e i Al 1 IMWnn i1 rr - KHHHKafH VBHIBBr tfe3B VBiaiaiaMl 9nmBfXr - t - - Wllford S Vermillion 4 Q tj WUford S Vermillion for three years a - resident Of this city and a graduate this J spring of the pharmaceutical pharmaceutical department of the Afflllated Colleges who - was found dead about midnight Monday In his recently purchased drug store at 611 West 8ec - ond South street Salt Lake City Utah with a bullet through his cheek and the cash register open did not commit suicide as the telegraphic ac counts of the story indicate according to the belief of his San Francisco friends Itisa case of murder said J M Maynard of 1614 Turk street a - cloee friend of the deceased That belief - Is borne out by a telegram telegram received by Maynard early yesterday yesterday morning from Henrietta Vermillion Vermillion Neither - a Bister of mother of thevdrugglst whichsald Wilford killed f Oxnlght by Unknown party Vermillion had no reason to kill himself Vcontlnued Maynard He - had no woman entanglements and was too fond of the pleasures of life with at bright if uture beforelhim Tb - thVee years he - jTesided in Sah Francisco Vermillion boarded t with Mtsi Aj Newberryfi1605lTurk street - vhowasiYllbSffecsl by thpewsbf his tragic deati - tHls disposition - was too bright and Jouhny for me to ever entertain the ida that Mr Vermillion took hia own life I do not v believe it He was McUled Vermillion1 was about 2 years of ag He was born in Canada while his parentsIwh6 Hvein Jlllon Mont were visiting in that country He came to San Francisco in rt he fall of 1WJ and - entered the Afflllated Colleges Colleges graduating this spring While in school the younfc man played two stasons oi the college football team being aheavllybuUt man and fond of athletics - He also had a baseball record earnedwhlle he waa attending that school - When not occupied with his studies and laboratory work Ver million assisted in the Standard Pharmacy Pharmacy Company of 1800 Market street and in Baileys drug qfore Eddy and - tscon sirfeis s For - theChrlstmae holidays Vermillion Vermillion went home and while there took the tKnlght Templar i degree In the lodgrf at Dlll6n Mont of which his father - who has some means Is an of - fleer Fpr his last birthday present the senior Mr Vermillion offered his on - a drugstore in either Spokane Wash - or SaltXafceClty The young man decided to locate in ttte Mormon - citrand b6ught but H A Hansen Vermillion left San Francisco on Friday Friday evening May SOth reaching Salt Lakedty thelfollowing night and on the succeeding day took possession of the stor in which he met his death about mldnlghtfMonday Thetiastletter Tetelved by Maynard - from Vermillion camfrto hand a few days ago in which the young man asked hla friend to secure light houw - keeplng rooma for his - rfather and mother who - were coming to San Francisco Francisco to attend the Knights Templar Conclave For two years or more the aon had been anticipating sending his if atherlto the Masonic gathering - he to defray the expenses as a compliment tothe father forall fie had done for hlmt In - his younger days At the time of the tragedy his mother and two els - tera - were vlsltlnr him from Montana The father la connected with the jNorthern Pacific Rbadat Dillon 77 - - j - Six Hundred Feiti of Road Washed0ut4ih Arizona and RailroadBridges Impassabfe ASH PORK A T August 23 - The flood of yesterday has caused the greatest washouts everv suffered by the Santa Fe Railroad in Arizona Six hundred feet of rod has been destroyed destroyed between - Tucca and Havlland Bridges large and small have been carried away and the entire country between Klnginan A Tand Needles Cal has been flooded Water is still rushing over the tracks and great damage has occurred at many sections sections vt A terrific storm last night caused many fresh washouts on the main line of the Santa Fe Jit Havlland six miles east of Yucca where a large bridge was destroyed yesterday afternoon afternoon the roadbed is flooded to a depth of seven iJeeti WesUbourid overland trains No 7 California lmited No and the Cuihfcert spjeloni Pntarlb with 200 Canadian business men pnLaaur o this untryVhp fwere ylslting for two days ataranovcahyQri have bee tied up at thi pqlntj - wlth no present prospects of moving The east - bound limited Ndi 4andNo8 on the SantaJ e are neing neia west 01 Tucca Two more - west - bound nverland trains will be here at noon arid will remain on side tracks until further orders It Is Imposslpie to send trains by way of Phoenix ras4he Southern Pacific Pacific hasialso suffered muoh damage from the heavjt ralna which have been falling a greater part or the past week AU communication west of Havlland has been cut off Five west - bound overland trains are now stalled here The only way out Of ABh Fork at present la over the Maricopa and Phoenix Railroad thence by the Southern Pacific Five miles of roadbed Was washed out near Maricopa last night rLarge gangs are making repalfsin that section No 1 which lef t Arb Fprcabout noon yes terdayV proceeded only as far as Sellg - man nineteen aniles wist LOS ANQELESj August 23 After receiving full reports from - all parts of the companys lines In Arizona affected affected by the flodds Santa Feofflclals admit1 admit1 that the floods are the most serU ous the jroad has ever Experienced in the territory - The damage while af fectlng only parts of the road which were Injured byformer floods la ex tensive and - only temporary repairs are possible for the present The roadbed roadbed is in such a condition as a result of the repeated floods that every re - curfingraln carries out the temporary work and stops traffic i I TOynStS IN NEVADA ABE AOAIN ISOLATED - mi Vi - - fy Tracks Tracks ot theTonopali andCaripn Eoads Carried Away and a Tra Wrecked TONOPAH Ney August 2i - - Anr Other disastrous cloudburst occurred on the lines of the Tonopati and the Carson and Cblorado railroads yeater - day aiternoon washing but several

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle24 Aug 1904, WedPage 2

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)24 Aug 1904, WedPage 2
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  • San Francisco Chronicle 24 Aug 1904 — Vermillion may have been murdered in his drug store in Salt Lake City. Believed to have been the victim of theft.

    gwoodland – 08 Dec 2014

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