Springfield Shooting #3
af- Thef- a sln-fmin cap-sifclug to of a a Sen-'ator a Buck-ner, Ex-Governor un-Instrticted , A STRANGER SHOT AT SPRINGFIELD. Edmund Eabie, a Chicago Lumberman, Bronght to Town Mortally Wounded With a Bullet in His Back. Charles Facnndns Alleged to Se the Probable Slayer, Although the Wounded Man Did Sot See Who Fired During-the Fight. Charles Facondm. Ponchatoula, La., Juno 23. (Special.) Xews reached here from Springfield, La., that Edmund liable, who is a brother to Bruno liable, of Chicago; IU., Was shot and badly wounded by Charles Facundns yesterday evening. The wounded man waa-vwejrt - to thecjiaeltjr hospital v this evening. ;- ; Facundus is the man who shot Eugene Walker, of New Orleans, nearly a year ago in Springfield. John Turnage, one of the witnesso to this last shooting, was also a partial -wit ness of the shooting of Walker. The won ruled man waff broucht to Hie charity hospital, arriving shortly before 11 o'clock last night, lie was in u terrime state and was scarcely able to speak when taken Into the operating room. The man is a rough-looking German, with his face and arms burned very brown by the sxiu. He wore an old pair of jeans trousers and a rough working shirt and coarse undershirt. His face is not a. bad one, and he Is apparently an Inoffensive man and a strantcer. who had come .to Springlleld rto " work In the Bwamps a man wltnout any menus in particular, and one whom nobojy took unv nrticnHr interest in. Assistant House Surgeon Porker and hh assistant took the man in cnarge. it was apparent to one not skilled lu sur gery tnat.noulliig uau oeen uoue lur iue wounded man. The wound had not been dressed, and the most ordinary necessi ties in such cases pad not oeen attenaea to. When the doctors took hold of the man they found that it would be a difH mlr thinir to do much for him. His clothes were matted with blood, and there was a eaiunir bullet hole in tne back. There were no other wounds, but the lower limbs were entirely paralyzed, and Dr. Parker said that the bullet had severed the spinal cord and also penetrated one of the kidneys. That was the of the naralvsis. and Dr. Parker said that there was probably no chance of saving the man's lire, and even lr ne did not die he would be hopelessly paralyzed all the remainder of his life. The ball remained in the body, and It was Impossible to tell the exact extent of the Injury. The wound was dressed and the man relieved as much as possible, but It was not thought to be of any use to try to perform an operation last night. Later It may possibly De done if the man lives long enough. Rabie is of medium height and has a small mustache and goatee. He said that bis name was Edmund, and that he bad lived in Springfield ever since he went there to work in the swamps. He could not tell how long that had been, ai.d the difficulty with which he spoke and the broken English made It very hard to understand him at all. His version of the cause of his Injury was that he was fighting with another man. Being asked who that man was, he replied, "Oh; a no 'count fellow." He did not seem t be able to give the name, and said that the fellow was "too saucy," and talked to him Jn an improper manner. He had been annoyed so much by him that he said that the next time he saw the fellow he would give him a good whipping. He continued: "Day before yesterday I met him, and we were fighting. We were nslng our flats. That was all." Then he was shot. He did not see Facundus shoot him, but they told him that it was be who did it, and he knew it anyway, as he believed, that they had it in their minds to do it. On being pressed for the origin of the difficulty more particularly, the wounded man eald that "They were trying to bulldoze Edmund, but that was no. way to treat anybody, and he would not stand It." He was positive that Facundus shot him. but did not see him. From the position of the shot It appears that the men who were fighting must have been on the ground when the shot was fired from behind, entering the back near the kldnev, and, after piercing it, striking the spinal cord. Rable said that he knew Facundus very well, but Insisted that he had never had any trouble with him. He suffered great pain, and begged the doctors to do something for him. Although he seemed re-Ueved somewhat after the dressing -of the wound, etc.. he was very weak, and talked with such an effort that Dr. Parker said that It would not be weU to urge him any further. He gave his age as 23. Dr. Parker said that It was plain that nothing had been done for the man since he was shot. He must have been left lying without the slightest attention. Rable himself said- that- he . remembered little that had occurred since the shooting, and his statement- that it was "day before yesterday" when be was shot may be inaccurate, as the dispatch . says that he was shot on Saturday. : While Rable was being pnt . to bed at the hospital he began to talk In-a wandering manner about a . girl, saying she was a good girl, but- his talk was ' too incoherent to bo understood.- - ... .. . From - persons who came down on -the train which brought ' Rable to the city the following statement of the affair, as It was. gleaned by them, was learned. About 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon - a shooting " affair - occurred : between"; Edmund Rable and Charles Facundus at Sprlnrfeld.: Rable was seriously wounded la the leffr side of the tact by the latter, liable atsl a r""t r'l J: vn Ttt---'-": met on the road and bad a fight, Rable hit Turnage and the latter returned the blow and then rah away in a northerly direction, with liable In pursuit, the latter firing several shots. Charles Facundus was in advance of the retreating man and claims that he felt himself In danger from the shots from Kable's pistol, and in self-defense returned the fire, in order to protect himself. No account was given, however, of how Rabie came to be shot In the back. OUR MINERAL RESOURCES. Annnal Report of the Chief of the Mineral Division. Washington, June 23 The annual government report of the mineral resources of the ' United States for the calendar year 18t4 has been completed. It was complied under the supervision of Dr. D. T. Day, chief of the m'neral division of the United States geological survey and La 8 been based on reports of. many experts and special agents. The total product shows a great decline in the output of lsia, due, the report says, mainly to the financial couditions, but also to special features which affected the net result. The most notable of these was the strike of the bituminous coal miners, accounting largely for the greatly decreased production una Increased price for part of the year. The strike naturally Increased the use of anthracite, which partly made up for the increased demand for this substance, due to depression of manufacturers. The low price of silver is responsible for the increased production. The consumption of petroleum exceeded the production, greatly decreasing the stocks at the wells and increasing the prices. The total product was valued at 24,025,313. The total value of non-metnlllc mineral products was $305,786,343; metallic, $218,18,788 and unspecified mineral products, estimated at $1,000,000. The official result of Investigation of metallic products of the country, for the year, are as follows, arranged by quantity and value: Pig iron, 6,057,38! long tons, $05,007,-247. Silver, 49,501,122 troy ounces. $64,000.-00O. Gold, 1,910.816 troy ounces, $30,500,000. Copper. 330.244.21S pounds. $33,141,142. Lead, 158.331 short tons. $042,254. Zinc, 75,328 short tons, $5,288,020. Quicksilver, 30,416 flasks. $S34,O00. Aluminum, 550,000 pounds, $10,250. Antimony, 200 short tons. $36,000. Nickel, O01G pounds, $3209. Tin, no statistics; and platinum, 100 trov ounces, $!00. The non-metallic mineral products were: Bituminous coal, 118,820.405 short tons, $7,653,501. Pennsvlvanla anthracite, 40,358,144 long tous, $78,488,803. Building stone. $37,002,102. Petroleum, 40,521,757 barrels, $35,500.- 532. Natural gas, 12L00O.OOO. Clay, except potters, O.OOO.OOO. Cement. 6,350,000 barrels, $800,000 Limeston for Iron Flux 11,683 703 long tons. $4,455,171. - Zinc (whlte)r-8,60H,550 short tons, $1.-8451.175. - . Potters' Clay 21,443 long tons, $1,500,-075. !- iypaum 23TKS12 short tons. $731,719. Borax 14,680.130 pounds. $974,445. Mineral PainSs 41,926 Abort tons, $498,- Grindstone)! 223,114.: Flbrous-i'a.' jo atartaaansv $435,. 06O. - r v . ., - . AspJjaltum 60,5t)7 hot tos. $353,-400. Soapstone 23,141 short tons, $401,-?25. Precious Stones (short tons $132,250. Mineral Waters S.362,245 barrels, sold for $5.u.0.831. Phosphate Rock 21,509,608 barrels, $3,-741.840. Salt 970.039 barrels. $3,395,988. Tyrites (long tons) $363,134. Corundum 1405 short tons, $95,!36. Oilstones, etc (short tons) $130,873. Mica $52,384. Ba.-ytes 23.335 long tons, $86,533. Bromine 37H.444 pounds, $102,450. Fluorspar 7500 short tons, $47,500. Feldspar 20.0OO long ton, $70,000. Manganese Ore 630S long tons, $53,-635. Flint 30,000 long tons. $65,000. Oranhlte 018,000 pounds, $64,010. Sulphur SCO short tons. $20,000. Marls 75.0OO short tons. $40,000. Infusorial Earth $11,718. Millstones $13,887. Chromic Iron Ore 3680 long tons, $53,-231. Cobal Oxide 6763 pounds, $10,145. Magnesia 1300 short tons, $10,000. Asbestos 325 short tons, $4463. Rutile 15 pounds, $450. The report states that the . declining tendency in iron and steel for 1S93 continued for 1894. Pig Iron production decreased from 7.124,502 long tons to 6,-617.3SS, and the valuation decreased nearly $20,000,000. Iron ores Increased 202050 long tons In production and $4,-87,938 in value. The gold product for the year is the largest since 1878, increasing from 1.739,081 troy ounces for 18W3 with a coining value of $35,950,000. Silver production declined over 10,000,000 ounces. The rapidly Increasing zinc product of late years was claimed in 1803 and 1894, and a slight decline noted In both years. The exhaustion of the Virginia pockets of ore caused a decline in the manganese product, which was less than half the output in 1802. Careful examinations of the mountains in the locality indicate ore which may yield 3 per cent. The nickel product was reduced to one-fifth of that of 1893, and the antimony valuation decreased $9000. The product came from Nevada and was smelted In San Francisco. The petroleum export was the largest yet recorded, over 100,000,000 gallons In 1S93. The value of the total product of stone of all kinds increased from $33,885,573 to $37,092,102. Soapstone and other materials show declines. The value of rough gems decreased from $204,081 in 1893 to $132,350 in. 1894. The mica industry Is still supplied by irregularity In mining methods, and mineral waters declined over $500,000 In value during the year. The Royal Baking Powder Company contrpls Its own cream of tartar factory and the processes for making the inly absolutely pure cream of tartar. It sends Its products to millions of homes all ovr the world, supplies the army and navy, the great transatlantic steamers, the finest hotels and restaurants. The "Royal" Is recommended by the best chefs and authorities on culsipe in every land. Its sale is larger than that of all other cream of tartar baking powders combined and it has more friends among housekeepers than any other similar article, . GAVE UP HIS LIFE In Trying- to Preserve the Inter-eats of His -Employers. Chicago. June 23. C. B. Birch, cashier, receiver for the West Chicago Street Railway, -"at the Armltage cable barns, was shot and fatally wounded at an early hour this morning by a man who attempted to rob him of the day's receipts. Birch was alone - In bis office when a masked man entered and told him to hold up his hands. Instead of complying 'Birch reached for his revolver, when the robber fired two shots at him. striking him In the back and arm. Birch then fired, and before dying said he believed be had hit the man.' The robber fired three more shots, hitting Birch In the breast just above the heart. The robber then ' grabbed a .handful - of money from the counter, and made his escape. In his hurry he scattered - silver money about the floor. - Benjamin Phillips, division superintendent, and A, L. Rodman, claim agent for the road, who were In an adjoining office, hearing the shots -rushed over and found Birch lying on the floor. Birch was removed to a hospital, where he died four hours later. As Birch, bad nearly all the- money locked up in the safe It Is thought the amount secured by the robber was" small. - The- murderer chose a favorable opportunity for his attempt. ; It was at the time the demolished car. which was struck by a train shortly after midnight. In which two- women .were fatally Injured at the Armltage-avenue' crossing, was being hauled Into the barn,, and nearly all of the employes were as-s'stln? with tie work, at sona'Cticce f tv t"n"y9 cf t1-1 r , . .