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"Was a Shipment of I
lurs of Stol
"There woe probably never ?ucb |
another lot of cut-throats and desper
ate men gathered together in one
bunch in any part of the world aa
thoee who followed the building of
the Southern Paoific Railroad weat- :
ward through Texas,'' remarked Jesse
Fry, traveling freight agent of the
Iron Mountain, a few days ago to a
Star reporter. Mr. Fry was with the
passenger department of thc old Cal
veston, Harrisburg of the Southern
Pacihc in those days, and ?San Anton
io liailroad, now a part and to him
fell the duty of openiug up the new
stations at the end of the linc as con
"I have read of the poker games
and gun plays that used to occur in
Dodge and Abileno and other frontier
towns, but none of them was a patch
to incidents that were of almost
nightly ocourrenoe in tho construction
camps at ?he end of the line," be
continued. "You see, the riffraff of
Mexico and the United States was
gathered along tho Rio C?rand bo.der
in those ?aya. The officers of the
law made slight pretence of regulat
"The hunted outlaws who had ned
to the remote canons bordering the
Rio Grande came out of their hiding
and ran things with a high hand in
the railroad oamps. None of the
railroad employees expected to do any
better than make both ends meet
from month to month and from day
to day. I know that in my own case
I would ro sooner get my monthly pay
than I would Bit ina pokier game with
some of the cut-throats. It made
little matter whether I won or lost
monoy. If I got up from the game
with money in my pockets it>would
be gone before morning. The thieves
were so bold about it that they would
rob you no matter what precaution
you took. It was a motly crowd.
"I had a remarkable experience at
Dryden, a new station at the end of
the line," which I had just opened up.
One morning a handsomely dressed
fellow entered the little shaok Nghioh j
? waa UB?D& xor telegraph office and
station. He introduoed himself to
me by som* name which I do not
remember, and told me that be waa
going ovor into Mexico on a mining
prospecting trip, but that he would
have to wait ?t Dryden until a bos of
?orne kind of Supplies which he needed
**llc wes si Well educated, quiet sod
reservad Sort of fellow and seemed
quite out of piece in that rough oom*
inanity. I took quite a fanoy to him
and, there being no snob thing as
hotel seeoEomodations at the front, I
invited the stranger to share my bunk
in the 'little station building. He
?i4Bt |s??h time witb me duripg the
first few dayl, And we got elong fa
mously together. It did not take long
?orme to discover, however, that he
? was not the tenderfoot that I took
him to be. Wo ran against some of
the tough men of the camp in the
course of our nightly prowliogs, and
he held his own with the beat of them
when they undertook to 'dress him
down* in games of poker.
"He had been at Dryden about a
week end seemed to be getting ans
tous about getting off on his prospect
ing trip.' He said that bia health
was not tho beat, and he thought that
a year or so of roughing it in the
mountains of Mexico would do him
good. He made a few casual in
quiries from day to day aa to the ar
rival of,the bos for which he was
waiting. The/long expected bos
came ont on the mixed passenger train
from Ban 'Antonio one evening. It
wes damped Off with' a lot of other |
express matter and it almost escaped
my eye until I saw the name of the
stranger written across it. I took it
into the ornoo and pitched it over a
lot of other gooda.
" 'That box came for you this even
ing', I aeid to the ?tranger when he
came in after supper,
j " 'That so?' he said, without much
fhow of interest.
?* 'Do you want to sign for it now
or will you wait anti! morning?' t
** 'Ob, tomorrow will be time
enough/ he . answered. 'Just let it
atay where it ls; until I gat ready to
?-go/' ;: : . ,
"He sit wp late with me that
wight, and we .tacked of different
. thiogs. . ",
M T will hate to Weyen/ he said;
when we had terned ia and we're lying
together on ?he wide bunk, but I
??St be getting away from here to?
monow. Thia ie too tdugb ? place
for me. I ?ant to get but jato abe
"i-gv.'^Htudes Of the mountains.
"Next morning the stranger get
earl/ and tbe; aaa"wes; stf ll lojiM
east when he rode up on a good ho
. W^a.'' eUaivnaj . '
)X FROM HOME
Cighty fliousand JD ol
[ eepply of provisions and a blanket.
He left the horse standing at the door
of the station while he came in and
told me that he waa now ready for the
box that had come the evening before.
He signed for the box, and wheo I
handed it to him I observed the light
that kindled in his eyes aa he gave a
" 'It is just a few things from back
home/ he explained. 'It does a fel
low good to get something from home
when he is way out in this God-for
"He strapped thc box to the saddle
and gave me a warm good-bye, not
forgetting to thank me for the kind
ness that I had shown him.
"Dryden is within a hundred yards
or so of the Kio Grande, which was
easily fordable ut that point at that
time of the year. The laBt I saw of
my visitor was when his horse was
climbing the bank on thc Mexican
side of the river and turned into a
canon that led down on that side of
the stream. The fellow turned in bis
saddle and waved mc a farewell with
his big sombrero.
"I was sitting at my telegraph io*
uirumtrui ibo uaxi evening when i
reoeived the following telegram from
St. Louis, Mo:
"Hold box shipped by express, cov
ered by way bill No. 347.
"That WAS the identical Lox which
had como addressed co the stranger
and which he had taken with him in
to Mexico. I wired reply that the
box had already been sighed for and
taken out of the office. Three days
later a man got off tho train at Dry
den and introduced himself to me as
the ohief of detectives for the express
company whioh operated on one of the
roads running out of St. Louis. He
informed me that a box whioh had
oomo to the stranger and which had
been carried off by him contained
$80,000. This money had been stolen
from the express company a few miles
out of St. Louis and was shippsd by
the robber to his confederate, who
was waiting at Dryden to make off
"The robbery, which many people
will recall, was boldly done. It was
io 1883 that it ooamred. A young
man boarded an express oar at St.
Louie and handed the messenger a
note, purporting to be signed bj the
Superintendent, stating that the bear
er thereof was to be instructed io the
duties of route agent and was to ac
company him on hie ron. The mes
.eager accepted the note as genuine
ind gave the stranger the best treat
ment he had in the shop. A few
miles out of St. Louis, while tne mes
senger was showing the stranger bow
the money was carried and had his
baot turned, to hi? he was struck a
blow over the head with some heavy
instrument and knocked into uncon
sciousness.' The desperado route
agent helped himself to the contents
of the safe and quietly dropped off
the car at the next stop. He made
off before the robbery was discover
ed. \ .
'The robber went baok to St.
Louis, where he exchanged the money
for larger billa, and, plaoiog the
wealth in a box, he shipped it all*td
his confederate in tho remote Texas
town. Detectives discovered that the
money had been shipped to Dryden,
but they were a day too late to catch
my earnest' guest. Neither robber
was -ever captured. It is supposed
that the man who aotually committed
the crime joined his confederate io
Mexico., Offioera went on the trail of
we p?nco tilts label on every
package of Scotti Emulsion.
Tho man with a fish oa lils back
ls our trade-mark, and St ia ft
guarantee that Scott'a Bural*
slott will dr> aS that ts claimed
forlt. Nothing-better for lungr.
throat or bronchial troubles in
Infant or adult. Scott's Emul
sion Is ono of tho ?reateat fleeh
rbuilder* known to tho medical
Wtti? ?a<f 70s? * tampu
the utan ?ho "left Dryden with the
box of money, for several weeks hunt
ed for him through the mountain! of
Northern Mexico, bot they never got
the slightest trace of him.
"You see, the Santa Rosa Moun
tains are situated close to the border
and the ?tranger had but a short dis
tance to travel before reaobing their
almost impenetrable canons and
caves. You may guess that there
was excitement among the outlaw ele
ment 'at the end of the line' when
they discovered that a package of
$80,000 in money had been 'in their
midBt' without their getting a chauce
to lay their hands on it."
S haltered Throe Wives.
New York, Oct. ll.-Accused of
having bad three young wives living
simultaneously in the same flat build
ing in Eighteenth street, each of
whom believed that ehe was the only?,
wife, Robert Benicker was arrested
Inst night aud arraigned in court to- j
day cn ?J complaint made by two of !
them. He is 25 years old aod a
The woman who claims to bo his
first wife, Norma, 10 years old, and
Emily, 20 years old, who says she is
the second Mrs. Benicker, told the
polico that a third wife waB now in
Fall River, Mass., and that they, two,
while still ignorant of'each other's re
lation to Benicker were persuaded by
him that the Fall River girl waB his
Bister. They said they had both sup
plied tho money which recently sent
her back to Fall River. v
The woman who says she ie the firrt
wife, Norma Benicker, i?ld tue p?lice
that after her husband left her and
went to housekeeping with a second
wife in Eighteenth street, she herself
moved to the , same house without
knowing that Benicker was maintain
ing another wife there. Emily, who
claims to be this other wife, cor
roborated this story, and said further
more that she and Norma had been
acquainted with each other before
When they met again in thc Eigh
teenth street house they say they dis
covered that Benicker was husband of
both of them.
hov/ She Regarded lt.
Tho former head of a large private
school in Cleveland was a gentleman
of dignified bearing, refined anet cor
rect always in manner and speech. By
birth and early rearing he was a Ver
monter, and doubtless of Btraigbt
Puritan extraction. One day, in his
boyhood, bis mother called him in
from tho yard, where he waB playing
with Borne other boys, to eay to him,
in a tone suggestive of mingled sadness
"Noble, my eon, I never thought to
hear yon nee a swear word I"
MWhy, mother," said tho boy, "I
didn't nee any Bwear word. I only
said the devil. Nobody thinks that's
"I don't care," oried tho mother
quiokly; ''it's making light of sacred
thiogo." -Cloveland Leader.
A Case of Pronoun?,
Tommy Muligan of the seventh
grade Was absent from the classroom
for an entire day, says the Philadel
phia Enquirer. It would appear that
he had played truant, for unknown to
Tommy hia teacher bad spied him
trudging homeward with pockets bulg
ing suspiciously when she too was
homeward bound that afternoon.
But Tommy brought a note of ex?
ouse the next morning which of ooaree
would prove that he had been detain
ed at home' legitimately. The writ
ing was hardly that of a feminine hand
and the note appeared to have been
written laboriously with much blot
ting, furthermore, tho pern ac ship
seemed to. be a tr angoly familiar to
his teacher. Th? nott read as fol
lows: . ? : 0 fi
"Dear teacher: Please exeas Toni*
for not 'com si og to school yeatiddy, he
cud?ot come I tore my pants.-Mrs.
? lilli nil (Tm
Xe Was a Northern Mau.
A man from tho north who recently
visited Washington beeame possessed
of the desire to visit Mooni Vernon,
Boarding thc electric train thal runo
front ino coital to the home of Wash
ington, via Alexandria, the visitor
had acm fort ably ensconced himself in
oiio of the rear seats of ? compart*
ment, when the conductor rapped him
on the shoulder, Baying, "Exoase me,
bot this compartment ie for colored
This wes the northerner'e first ex
perience .'. In v* ?.. "Jim :- Crow^'i cejtv.
"Why," said he, surprised, "tho
asaia forward sure all occupied."
"Can't h zip that, air," was the re*
ply; "you mustn't ?it here."
'f^tff?m He ?et HM. .
A yoong mun started io the livery
business, ano the fir*t thing be did
was to bave a sign paintod represent
ing himself holding a muta by the
bridie. He was particularly prond of
this stroke of buiint>?s enterprise and
asked of hie ?rife:
"Is that set a geed ?iksneis of
" Y?6," she replied. "It's a perfect
piotp/o of you, but who is the fellow
holding the bridle?"
m m -
Physician-You will be glad to
know, madam, that your husband
will almost certainly recover.
Wife - Oh, dear me, doctor!
What ?hall I do?
Physician-Why, madam, what do
you mean ? Aren't you anxious that
your husband should pet well ?
Wife (sobbing)-Yes-OD ly when
you said last week you didn't think
he would live a fortnight I went and
sold all Iiis clothes. - New York
A London cabman found a dead
cat on one of the seats of his vehicle.
He was about to throw the corpse
into the gutter when a constable
stopped him. "You cah't leave that
in the street," said the officer. "But
if I can't," said the cabman, "what
can I do with it?" "Take it," said
the constable, "to Scotland Yard;
and if it is not claimed within three
mouths it becomes your property."
- True love says nothing and srvspn
- A swelled head indicates a con?
- It io easier for most people to be
poor than honest.
- Some men make frieadsand some
others make them tired.
- A koot will not como untied if it
would rather not than not.
- It'isn't a bit cooler to be on the
shady side of life.
? Speaking of unnatural mothers,
what's the matter with the incuba
- No, Alonzo, a man of grit
doesn't necessarily have a sandy com
- Many a woman leads a dog's life
-by holding the other end of the
- A clever woman shuts up and
listens when the right man begins to
talk about himself.
- Love should never be treated
lightly. That is probably why the
light is turned down so often.
- As easy way to get engaged is by
making her mother think you*have
prospects from some rioh relative.
- There is hardly any woman can
be as good a friend to a man, aa the
one who has refused to marr jr him,
only neither of them knows it until
they are somebody else's husband or j
- The religion that cannot stand
damping ont liad better be left at home
io the iee box,
- When there ia a right way and%
wrong way ? tho average man goes
.-No, Cordelia, a photographer
isn't necessarily a robber because fie
takes things. \ . . ',:"\Yv,f
- It's the wise boy who ia consid
erate of today and doesn't worry (about'
- If. a man oversleeps and misses
train that has,an accident he' credits
.it to his good judgment. .
~f ? man oan lose $50 at the races
without Suffering, but he has to wiace
when ho drops a quarter in the collec
- A woman calls it economical if
she oan save enough mopey when she
is shopping to pay her ear fare home.
-7 A bad thing about taking your
son into your own business is he finds
ont a lot about your ethics . that you j
don't want hint to know.. V. I
CQ8MUNIGATI0N FROH EVANS
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Offer to Effaod Money; if Hyomei
To the Bditor of Tbs Intelligencer:
We have been asked recently if the
advertisements printed ; in your ' col
amos regarding Hyomei were true,
where we offer i o refund toe money if
this treatment does not, o a re catarrh.
IWe wish yon wouH 'please pr^nt5 tula
letter, in aa conspUnons .' * pieos ai
to nhy pnreh'aser.o?'.a Hycmei outfit i?
it does sos:.^^#fe(^^^^
Thia outfit consista of au inhaler
' of a convenient s?selo bo carried in
tho vest pocket so that the 'nSer can
breathe Hyomei four or fife times
^iy>^1^^.*; ls Inetuded . medi.
The outOa sell tot $1.00 ??d ls & most,
economical treatment, for the inhaler
lesta a lifetime - and there ie;:?^W
' b o t ? e a e an be ob tal ned for 50 ecnfffp
We trust this letter witt settie
? ?ny ?ouUe that may bay; arisen as
to our willingness to' refund the
mendy for a Hyomei omni, in case
tue purchaser is not r^^eet?y saati*'
?ed.. ' y-i1 ? '. '"" .'. ! .. . '.?'"?'S^i':
R?speatf ollyyoura,, ^)?}?' _
Grant'e Hiflh Opinion of ft berman's
Vilify es a Bollier.
A graphic account of how he car
ried to Grant before Richmond the
news of General Sherman's advance
through North Carolina on his
march to the sea in 1865 is toidi in
- -A :_-* Tr_\xr^?,i..
O icvcuv soo KV V* -l_i.a?^r^* a * * vu?.*.j
by Adjutant S. H. M. Byers of the
Fifth Iowa infantry. After a peril
ous trip he finally reached Grant'a
headquarters at City Point.
"1 ripped open my clothing, hand
ed him my dispatches and excitedly
G BANT 3PBANQ FfcOH HIS BUM'.
watched the pleased changes on his
flushed face while he. hurriedly read
the great news I had brought from
Sherman/' says Mr. Byers. "Gen
eral Ord happened in at the ino-;
ment, and the good news was re
peated to him. Ord clanked his
spurs together, rubbed his hands
and manifested joy. *I had my
fears, I had my fears/ he muttered.
'And I not a bit/ said Grant, spring
ing from his seat by ?he window. 'I
knew Sherman-I knew my man/ "
An Original Punisher.
Of Captain Harry Graham, who is
to marry S?ss Ethel Barrymore, the
following story is told :
"I knew Graham well in London.
He often entertained me in his beau
tiful apartment overlooking the
Thames. Sometimes he read me his
poetry, which was execrable; some
times he, sang comic'songs in. a pleas
??t tenor voice, an? that was better.
'During one of my visits some
guardsmen called, and over the spir
it case and the soda water they told
stories of Graham's military life
with the Cold st reams.
'"He waa always an ingenious
man at a punishment/ said a tall
youth. 'Some of his punishments
axe still remembered they were eo
original and odd.
..There was a pr^aio one day
Y?O bad misbehaved, and Graham
otpdeved him to be put on bread and
water for three days.
" 'But the sergeant, ealutrog, said
timi such a punishment would maka
no difference to the culprit, be can so
he was a vegetarian/
I ???Oh, a vegetarian, ia he?" said
Graham. "Then put him for three
.dava on meat and soup?" ' Phila
I delphia Inquirer. \
; A Tip From th? Bench.
'?When Judge McCay was on |he
bench for the northern ? district of
Georgia, the attorneyship of which
the 'president- has Offered Represent
ative Carter Tate/' said a Georgia
'representative, *a young lawyer se
cured the attention of the judge and |
told him that he wished a postpone
ment of a case in which ho was to
I appear for the defendant, The
was one of simple mbonshiriing,. but
the lawyer contended that it would
take 'Bevern! hours for the ar&u
. **% caa understand all yon will
have to say in en bourke tjine/ sAfcl
the judge. " ,;'
?SI m?B&f??a ? sh?il tafe fully
eight hoare in my as:gume?V c031"
"?Very well ; have your; own way,
but ? w^ ? the priaiit? about
you/*-Philadelphia Public Ledg
Alice ^rber Sehens;vtbo artist*
told thia Btory recently';
A little eaat side boy waa cn ha
a chain of daisies and butter^nps.
Agraes m blue sky a 1 Wof U&s
^.?^.Ttesnmy S&o&ed up quickly, ?a^
ihm ho ^
rr? A ?an who ias?t?t*;..?n.:naMii;:
"ht 'are'past i|d:" ^??e.'--due. io
w:n^&#;t$^^ v .
, bcn^ia'raaV'pfe^?ta.? woman
J willi am, eagt^^^ i| ia eq *
tj^tio th? declaration; of
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eha?jte;.a/m^ hut *ny
ties ? OjEtEe^^
The Kind Ton Have Always Bought? and vt&fefe has. besa
In UBei for over SO years? ha* borne the signature c?
_*? And has been made i^dcr S^s p*c??
sonaleupervidon since its fnfascy*
Allow no ?ne *o deceive y?m in this?
All Counterfeits, Imitations and '* ?Just-as-good** ?re huit;
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health qgT
Infants end ChUdren-Experience against I2xperimcnt?v
What is CASTOR!A
Pastoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil? Pare*?
goric. Drops aud Soothing Syrups* It is Pleasant* tte
contains neither Opium? Morphine nor other Narcotics
.substance? Its age li ?tn guarantee* It destroys Wornns*
and allays Feverishness. It cures BiarrliGea- and Wind.
Colic* It reVeves Teething Troubles? cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the*
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep?. /
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend?
GENUINE CASTOR)ll AI-WAYa
Bears the Signature of
in Use For oyer 3? Years
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