ROSE MINE TRAGEDY PRODUCES HEROINE
WIFE OF SUPERINTENDENT DEFIES MURDERER
[Special to The Herald.]
Rushes to Assistance of Victims, Though in Imminent Danger of Death from Assassin’s Rifle
SAN BERNADINO, Oct. 11. – A heroine developed in the awful Kuns-Albers tragedy at Rose mine the past week. She is the wife of Albert Watts, the Rose mine superintendent.
It appears that learning of the double tragedy and hoping that there might be a chance to save the lives of the two men, Mrs. Watts grabbed a bottle of whiskey and a package of bandages and rushed to the point where the two bodies were lying in the road.
As she passed McKee’s cabin the infuriated miner peeped from his window and called out “Good by.” He then asked where her husband was, saying that he was going to “get him” also. The woman, though in danger of instant death from McKee’s rifle, replied defiantly that she guessed he could find him if he wanted to,
Seeing that the two men were beyond any aid she rushed back to her home and securing a rifle returned and took a seat on a knoll where she could watch the McKee cabin, intending to shoot the miner if he made a move to leave the place. It was while she was gone that she heard the shot that ended his life, and although she . this was the case, she took no chances.
Meantime she stood guard while her husband went for help to Bear valley.
Word from the coroner’s party which is after the bodies of the three men indicated that it passed Bear valley this forenoon and should reach the scene of the murder this evening. It will prepare the bodies for removal and probably will start down sometime tomorrow forenoon, not being expected here until late Tuesday. The travel is very slow on the mountains at that elevation, owing to the heavy snowfall within the past ten days.