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WE THINK MORE OF CHILDREN, WOMEN AND
MEN THAN OF BEEF, PORK AND MUTTON
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST
, TEL. MONROE 353
VUl,.2,N0.7q Chicago, Tuesday, free. 24, 1912 ONE CENT
QUARTET-OF NERVY BANDITS ATTEMPT TO
ROB CHICAGO & ALTON."HUMMER"
Sixty Passengers on Board;
' Snowstorm Prevails;
Fail to Blow Safe Make Get-Away Empty Handed
After Gun Battle With Posse.
Springfield, IJL, Dec. 24. Four
bandits held up the Chicago &
Alton "Hummer," the fgst Chicago-Kansas
City train, at Ile.s,
;near here, made five unsuccessful
efforts to plow the safe m the ex
press car, and fled empty handed
after a battle with a posse which
arnvea on a switcn engine wnue
the robbers were at work'.
Passengers were" not molested.
There were thousands of dollars,
worth of Christmas presents from
Chicagoa'ns to friends in the
southwest in the express car.
The bandits climbed over the
tender, forced the engineer to
stop, and, after uncoupling the
National Express car, ran it down
the track a hundred feet.
The engineer was forced at" the
point of a revolver to walk 'back
to the express car. One of the
bandits guarded the' express mes
senger and engineer whjle the
others attempted to blow the safe.
Flagman Horace Smith became
suspicibus when the train was
stopped and ran back to lies June-
' Atlantic City, N. J., Dec. 24.
The United Fruit Cos steamer
Turrialba, which went ashore off
Barnegat early today, has been
located by the life-saving station
at Little Beach. The vessel is
three miles off shore.
Sixty passengers are aboard. A
driving snowstorm, makes it im
possible to seea-bbatlength. Gapt.
J. M". Lindsay has sent jvireless
niessages that the vessel was in
"Wrecking tugs from New
York sent out to aid the-Turrial-ba
reached Ambrose Xight but
could get no further because of
the storm. The revenue cutter is
in the same plight