Cellar Full of Bulldogs
Barricaded behind crates and garbage on her roof, Mrs Emily Miller today defied capture by the police for several hours. The police had been summoned by terror stricken neighbors after Mrs Miller, a widow, had fired a number of shots from a six shooter.
When the first shots were heard, every window in the neighborhood went up, every door opened and a score of excited people ran into the street to ascertain the cause of fusillade. The lady on the roof in the meantime had refilled her revolver and another rattle of shots sent the inquisitive scurrying indoors as fast as they emerged.
The shooting brought Patrolman Matheson to the scene. He approached the house and yelled to the woman to descend. Mrs Miller, whose gunnery practice was taken as evidence of insanity, replied to the summons with a volley which caused Matheson to flee precipitously.
The policeman then tried strategy. He eluded the watchful Mrs Miller and leaped hastily over the back yard fence. Then he leaped out more hastily with several ferocious bulldogs belonging to Mrs Miller, fighting for places of honor at his coat tails.
Undaunted, Matheson drew his club, reversed his revolver, scaled the fence and after strenuous battle, killed three of the dogs and sent the others howling. The patrolman opened the door and the second division of Miller bulldogs sprang at him. One was brained by the policeman's club and the others fled. Anticipating a strenuous battle when he reached the roof where Mrs Miller was bombarding the air and bringing in the police from outlying districts, Matheson cautiously advanced.
When he stepped out on the roof he was greeted by Mrs Miller with a pleasant smile. "How do you do officer. It was so good of you to take so much trouble to come here," said the woman with the revolver. "Certainly I will accompany you, but really this notoriety is most disagreeable. I wish you would call a cab."
Matheson called a municipal "taxi" and Mrs Miller is now in the detention hospital, while Matheson is preparing a requisition for a new uniform to replace the one destroyed in the performance of duty.
Daily Capital Journal, Salem, OR, May, 25, 1910
Edgefield Advertiser, Edgefield, SC, November 6, 1912