A FUGITIVE'S CRIME, BLOWS UP A POWDER MAGAZINE SIX PERSONS KILLED.
Tho American papers received by bho Vauoouvor rnatl contain parbiou* lars of a ohookiog occurrence at Oakland by which six persons were killed bosldoa the perpetrator ot tbe dood bhati Oiused thoir death. Rather than «ubnlt bo amsb for murder, aOhiuose named Gang TJng Chang, oaoployod in the iMelroeo Fuse Works, oa the outskirts if Oakland, blow ap tho woiko, killing besides himself, five oQicers and a »voQian, destroying 100,000 dollars worth of proporby, belonging to the Fuse Company, and wrecking a number of udj icant buildiogs. GuQg Uag Chang, who oaueeol tho disosber, had troublo on Jaly 18 with a follow workman named Ham Hi 6in>. llo charged Sing with having -<o!d him a lobbory tlokol) and wibh tmvingohoatodhlm outofthopiiz^ which tho ticket) won. Afer a wranglo, (Jbang went off and eecured a Lutcheb, tJpou ro'arnn!* ho found Sing, who wan aa old man, sitting dowo, Tho iufuriu cd Uhaug ucsail d \\\va with bho cntcbot 1 , Tho GrsS blow nbruok Sing ovor bbo oyo, breaking bho temporal bono and o*ubiug u frightful wound. Obaog thon buiiod tho blade of tho fia'obob to bbo old roan's abouldor. Oban2 thon ran inbo a ebatity, got a revolver, and n turning, tirad two dbo:s at him, one passing bbrougb Sing's ubdomOD, Tho wounded roan .va8 taken to bho "Receiving Hospital, ind Ohtm« en ered bhe powdor rnaga* ziue, wtich contained bwo booa of «'ft«b powda*. Ho barricaded tho Jooi 1 , and threatened to blow up the magazine if anyone c*rao to arrest him, Deputy Sheriff Charles Whlto, hoq of Shetiff Whito, in cbarge of a p'isae onniaiiog of Coobbab'o Gas Koch, Deputy Sheriff George Woodjuui, Loputy Siieriff D. O. Cameron, Deputy (Jons able J, J. Lorri, and Do puty Conetablo Honry Oramsr, were on the scene of tbo shooting ohorbly *fb3r tho ma der, aod kop'; guard over tho (Jbiufttmn within hi j btrongho'd, Vll tbo illicere v/oco rrood wibh cd\<i% Af er repcatid dem>,rula b tu roncloi ai beon mud- 1 , o nil of which b!i( 'Auie rt'ply cimo '■ If you come in hort [ will blow up bho migaziuo," tht offioeia re 1 ) red for (ho night) wifi n b( I rivat^ o(Iio3 of tho company abou'. 2C /aido away. Next) morning ab five /clock Deputy Sheriff Charles Whibo iftoraconoultftbionwiththeobhcB.do orinincd bo breuk down bho barrioadp iot beiioviag the Ohioanaan woulJ <oep bio daBtardly prcmiB!'. Accord' mgly, tho entiio poaeo headed for tbi loor, It wa»] oi^h'eon mmutea paal five ex cb'y when tbe ussnu'fc wu< -nado. True to hia word the Chinv ujun fired the tjaot) powder, killing al 'ihe offioo'8 and blowing bho Chinain«r >,<) i%\oitiii 83 Bucia'l bbit oot ono piece hw beon found, Cbatles Whito'i body waa feaifully mauled, I wa 1 found neatly 500yd« away. GasK>a< /7ft8 aloobjidly diBli^urod, and wao kfllec tn'jb.nt!y< D, 0. Uumu'oa was ft:ar> t'ully d.aOgured, bub lived loog enoug> o be taken bo tho hospital in tho pabro #»,gs>oti, wh'Te ho died. Mra Hill wwe vi3i log a Mrs Pryde, who lived aorose 4io w&y. Tho dead woman lived in Stki Fronoieco ab bbe King't Daughter*' llouuo, i nd was Id led io the fallen debris of the bouao, AH (he buildings took tire. lfiigiaos wit soon figbbiog bbe fhmes^u 1 ; to nc *vail, The workq aro completely v/recked. Four houeea are also blown down, and about 40 partially w. ooked Deputy Sberifl Fred Shoiibb ami Deputy Sheriff Ed, Whlto OBO.ped, bat are painfully wounded, After bbe explosion, whou bbe people from Alameda and Oakland rushed upon >be sceno, a aeatch was made for bhe tjodioa of tho iotrepd offioero who had ushod bo their doabh. Deputy Oonutablo W. J, MofFat book charge d -ff*ird» Deputy Sheriff D. 0. C»m< ■•r^n had beon blown fully 100ft, Ilia tolyf brui'o.1 aud bleodin,', bu fit 11 reovgnioublo, was found at bhc ooruor of tbo b(»pe building, The lioad rosbed on a libtlo sapling ih^b had boon uprooted by tho explosion, Onatablo Gug Koc'i Uy at tho onoranco to tho fugo iooin, on bho (ioubli aide of bho lo\ His roinaioo were pioked up in frragmenbg und taken wibh bhe others bo iho morgue, Frod tiheritt, who was with bhe offiotr-* eaoapod with ul fabal bjucy, thougli ho was badly hurt, Ho was blown of! his feoi and fell some dis'tmco from where he was standing when bho powder exploded, Al, White had also » vorj narrow oscape, Various thoorios a* to how tho Ohinaman ignitod bho pow der aro cnterbaiuod. Some of the persons who weronoar bho scenosaytba! ihey heard two alight oxploaion^ befort the great) ehcok came. They bbioh bha'/ tbe Chinaman fired bis revolver '.wioe into some powder, o^using an explosion o--oh time, and thab bhe last explosion eeb o2 bbe bulk of bho powder, The bull-dog pistol wib wbioh the Celestial was armed, wag found in a field fal'y a qtmtor of a mile from the powder works and boyond tbo old cordage warehouse* It was twistod and bkokonod by bbo foroa of the cxploaion, and bad two ohumbeia empty. The Chinaman had used (he cans of powder as a barricade. Every rase was used to iaduce the Ohlaamau to leave hie »trooghold, The ofHcora assured him thab bo would nob bo burb, bat be smiled and shook hia head. Tbe Bcrvlcee of an intofprebor were asoarod, «nd Qbftn^ was tyld bhft f . it ho woaid
o orao out bo wonld bo kindly treated When he refused tho interpreter aekod J " How long rro you going to saybhore?" Ohang replied that ho might be able to otaad the ooige for bwo or throo dayg, Ttion the olliooia olfeied hiin 10 dollars aud a drink if ho woald smrondor, but tho Obinatnnn ooald nob bo tompted. Finally, shortly after five o'clock, ho eaid he would give up, uod when they «pprotched lie blew ap the building. Deputy Mo(i*b Bays thero io no reason to boliove tbab Chang was Insane. He appeirtd on tho ooad'dry to bo a ptu'fcioalurly iutoll goat aiao,
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A FUGITIVE'S CRIME, BLOWS UP A POWDER MAGAZINE SIX PERSONS KILLED., North Otago Times, Volume XXXVI, Issue 9301, 24 September 1898
A FUGITIVE'S CRIME, BLOWS UP A POWDER MAGAZINE SIX PERSONS KILLED. North Otago Times, Volume XXXVI, Issue 9301, 24 September 1898
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