Aug. 24 – Word reached here today of the murder of Charles Larabee, a
saloon keeper at Buffalo Hump, by James Long, a miner, on Tuesday
evening. The men had
quarreled in a gamboling game but it was thought they had settled the
difficulty amicably. A few
minutes later Larabee and Long walked out of the tent saloon together,
both apparently being in a good humor.
The report states that when they reached the outside, Long
stabbed Larabee twice. One
of the wounds penetrated the kidneys from the back. Long was crazy with drink at the time. Larabee died Wednesday afternoon.
arrived at Mount Idaho, the county seat, last evening and gave himself
up to the authorities.
is well known in northwest Idaho, having worked as a hotel clerk and
barkeeper in various towns. He
has a mother living at West Superior, Wis.
Long has followed the occupation of mining in Idaho County