A PIG-TAIL MURDER
A Highbinder Kills His Man and Makes His Escape.
Last night about 10 o’clock work was brought to the city that Chinaman Long had shot and killed Yuon Hing, in his cabin at the hop farm of W. H. Holmes which is operated by George Sun, several miles south of this city. The work was done by a 48 caliber ball which entered at his shoulder and pierced the heart.
Sheriff Knight was early at the scene and although he still has several deputies out no trace of him has yet been found, except that he stole a boat about a mile this side and made his escape down the river.
Long is a bad man. He made his escape from the Victoria penitentiary some time ago, and is known to have killed a man in a laundry in San Francisco. He has been a fisherman on the Columbia, and worked for a few days in the Levy hop yards before killing this man.
Coroner Statt arrived in the city this morning and has gone to the scene with Deputy Condit to hold an inquest. It is expected the man will be caught before reaching Portland.
Capital Journal 20 Sep 1893, pg 4
CORONER’S INQUEST - Yesterday afternoon Corner Scott held an inquest over the dead body of Yuon Hing, who was killed by China Long. Several witness were examined and the facts developed about as stated in yesterday’s JOURNAL. The verdict of the jury was found accordingly.
Capital Journal 21 Sep 1893, pg 4
DISCREPANCY – Coroner Statt in 20 Sept news article, Corner Scott in 21 Sept news article