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VOL. VI STO. 35.
WICHITA, KANSAS, TUESDAY MOKNING. DECEMBER 28. 1886.
WHOLE NO. 817.
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TOE NATION MOURNS
The Death of G-en. John A. Logan.
A Life of "Vigor and. Usefulness
The Career of One Whose 3ranliooil
has Been Colemporary "With the
Most Stirring Events of
His Country's History and an Active
Participant Therein, Closed as the
Sabbath's Sun Sank to Kest.
The Grief-Stricken "Widow Borne in
Kindly Remembrance by Deced
ent's Comrades and Personal
THE SOLDIER-STATESMAN DEAD.
Alas, the Grim Monster Claims the
Hero as His Own.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 2C General
John A. Logan died at three minutes he
fore J5 o'clock this afternoon. His death,
which came with startling suddenness to
his family and friends, had not been unex
pected by his physicians for some days.
The lurking tendency
to brain complication,
which had been present
m a greater or Jess de
cree, and constantly in
creasing m severity
during his whole ill
ness, had prepared
them to expect t !i e
worst. The racking pains which the senator
suffered during the early days of his illness
yielded to treatment, but left him in a
weak and exhausted condition from which
he never rallied, and upon which the fever
preyed with increasing violence until the
hour of his death. After last midnight his
pulse grew weaker and weaker and
at-1 o'clock this morning his condition was
such as to cause greal fearof his immediate
death. After this he rallied somewhat and
at the consultation, which was held at 0
o'clock this morning, his pulse was found
to be somewhat stronger, but his general
condition was not such as to give any hope
of ultimate recovery. Dr. Baxter relieved
Dr. Hamilton at the conclusion of the con
sultation and continued in constant atten
dance until the general's death. The
physicians again met in consultation at 1 :C0
p. m. when it was. apparent that thepatknl
was rapidly sinking and could live but a
At 2 o'clock the general revived sufli
ci"iitly to recognize his wife, avIio had been
at his bedside night and da' during his en
tire illness. As she spoke to him he looked
up into her face and all who were present
know that he recognized her. This was
the last manifestation -of conscio:inev
He then wearily closed his eyes ajul sank
again into a lethargy from which he never
"Washington, Dee. 27. One who saw
the remains of General Logan this morn
ing, the embalmcrs having completed
their work, and the body being ready foi
the casket, describe its appearance as life
like and but little wasted. Mrs. Logan's-
condition is gradually mending, some por
tions of last night having been passed in
deep sleep, the first which she lias taken
for several days. No arrangements have
yet been made for the funeral. Mrs
Logan has, however, expressed a wish to
see the members of the Illinois delegation
who are in the city this afternoon and a
meeting has been called for !5 o'clock,
at which Mrs. Logan's wishes will be
learned and arrangements for the funeral
The Event Observed in ew York.
Xi:w Yokk, Dec. 28. Flags on the city
hall were hoisted at half mast early this
morning in respect for the death of GcReral
Logan In all departments the leadimr
topic of conversation is the death of the
senator. Many eulogies were pionounced
on his life and character. Up to noon the
ilag on the federal building has uot brer,
raised. Postmaster Pier.soii said he had
not received an oflicial announcement of
the death of Gen. Logan and could not
order the flag raided until he received in
structions from Washiniiton.
Chairman .Tones' Observations.
PiTTsncitfi, Pa., Dec. 27. Chairman B.
R Jones, of the Republican national exec
utive committee, iipon commenting upou
the death of Gen. Logan, said lie knew de
ceased well, lie would not speak of Gen.
Logan's history :s a soldier, for that the
whole country knew, the general had
written it with hi sword. Politically, he
regarded the general as having been the
element of strength in the la-t presidential
campaign; but as to what effect his deatii
would have on the next, he would not ex
press an opinion. Anything might occur
within two years, he said; you know the
rapidity with which events succeed each
other, politically, as weir as otherwise, and
it is the unexpected which always happens.
Xo one can form an opinion with any ex
pectation of seeing it realized as to the next
Arrausriiiff for xhe Obsequies.
Washington, Dec. 27. The members I
of the Illinois delegation in concress, who
arc now in Washington, held a meeting at
the Logan mansion this afternoon in com
pliance with the suggestion of Mrs. Logan
for coasultation. There were present
Senator Cullom, and Representatives
Hackett, Pendleton, Rowell, Payson,
Springer, Thomas, Townshend and Xecce.
Mrs. Logan's wishes with regard to the
funeral arrangements were made known
by Representative Henderson with whom
she had been conferring. Her inclinations
favor a funeral in the senate chamber after
the assembling of congress, and interment
in the Congressional cemetery here. The
matter was discussed, but no conclusion as
to the nature of the counsel to be tendered
was reached, the subject being postponed
until tomorrow. The probabilities, how
ever, at the lime of adjournment pointed
to a poslponment of the funeral until
Wednesday of next week, and the tem
porary interment in a receiving vault, pend
ing a decision as to the place of permanent
Sim e that time further conferences have
informally taken place and the members of
the delegation are now of the opinion that
the funeral ceremonies will take place next
Friday in the senate chamber, and that the
remains will be immediately conveyed to
Chicago. Senator Sherman was in conver
sation with Mrs. Logan who sought his ad
vice. She has selected a committee to rep
resent the senate but withholds its announce
ment until the arrangement has been deter
General Beal tills afternoon received a
dispatch from Mr. Walker Blaine in Chi
cago, announcing the receipt by him of a
telegram from his father in Augusta ex
pressing a wish that he (son), should repre
sent the father at the funeral. The dis
patch also conveys the writer's condolence.
It is supposed that Mr. Blaine made the
request upon the assumption that the re
mains would be conveyed to Chicago at
once and that the obsequies would take
General Albert Conway, head of the
"Washington coinmandn of the Loyal
Legion, has appointed the following com
mittee to represent the commander' at the
funeral: Gen. Green B. liaum, who serv
ed under Gen. Logan; Commander Kellog
of the navy, a warm personal friend; Maj.
C. B. Pratt, a member of Logan's staff, and
Capt. Geo. E. Lemon.
At 0:l!0 this evening a guard of honor
was sent by the secretary of war, consist
ing of a sergeant and four privates of ar
tillery, fully uniformed and equipped, re
ported at Calmut Place. A sentinel was
placed at the front door and another at the
door of the chamber in which lie the re
mains. A guard of marines to be sent by
the sccietary of the navy will report to
Mrs. Logan's residence was today con
nected by wire with the main office of the
"Western Union Telegraph company and
dispatches were freely placed at the dis
posal of the family.
gen. logan's estate.
The site of the Logan mansion is un
questionably the most commanding in or
near the city of "Washington: standing al
most due north of the center of the city the
structure crowns the top of the highest of
that circle of blulfs which was expected by
the founders to limit the growth of the
capital, and below it lies spread out in full
view the town bounded in the distance
on either hand by the Potomac and its
chief confluent while the landscape beyond
comprehends a wide range of the hills of
Virginia and Maiyland. The mansion
itself is of brick, a square-shouldered, wide
spreading structuie, queerly typical in its
appearance of the character and physical
make-up of its now departed owner. Its
architecture is of the kinds nowadays de
scribed as the oldfashioned southern slylj
and it i- one of the best examples of it-
class. Its interior has become slightly
modernized since it became the properly of
Gi-n. Logan about two and a half years
ago by the broad wind of stairways
and inferior doorways, but the wide cen
tral hall through the center of the main
building into which open directly the outer
frontdoor-, together with the high, square
-boulders on either side, carry one's im
agination to the -Ad continental days, and
iictra;. an origin in the times when n fined
architecture last sought expiession in the
direction of Mibstanli.il coml'nit in roomi
ness and solidity, then in Queen Ann oddi
ties and filagree. The ports" cochere, al
most the only outer adornment of the
original structure, has been extended to
make a high pillared portico along the en
Geu. Logan, though not lacking the am
bition to become wealth', and though suc
cessful in a hundred moie dilib'iilt under
takings, uever acquired the habit of money
getting and money saving, and his home
when at the capital prior to his purchase of
this property was made in a boarding house.
When the bare rooms of the new purchase
were first made by tiie general and his wife
and friend numerous queries found exprcs
ioii as to where and how lurnilure was to
be placed, in quantity and kind befittiui.
the mansion and I We standing of its new
owners was to be procured. At least, re
torted the general, wc huve the rooms,
that's the principal thing. We will put
into them what we have and see now it
looks belore we borrow trouble about what
we have to get. And so under the super
vision of Mrs. Logan the plain, substantial
furniture which Ii.ttl looked rather antiquat
ed in a modern boarding house was moved
in and proved to le strikingly m kening
with the house and its surroundings: fewer
additions than would have been thought
possible served to 1)11 the still vacant
corners, and then closed trunks ,md pa K
ing cases yielded up their -tuies of lialf
iorgotten, but wholly unique treasures
the gatherings and -ouvenirs of a scoree of
event fid yeats, and these finding placo
upon the wdls and luaiilfls and in the va
cant spots added lightness, color and varie
ty of form. They comprised swords ban
ners and otiier trophies of war time; aiti
tides of brilliant .N'suajo tapistries, Zuni
and Moki potteiy, basket work and e-lalwr-ale
gewgaws from a hundred savage
tribe, and quaint appliances from ether
strange people. Seme were iniriiiiealh
valuable, more' weie cherished chiefly Ik?
iau-e of ihe-ir appreciations, but all were
curious and hit re-ting and some began
two and a half year-ago the home-life -o
recently ami sadly broken up.
This property, though still encumbered
bv niortcasre. has increased eoiisiderablv in
value since Gen. Logn Dec. no its poses
sor. Together with the Chicago home--toad
it coustituU-s almost the entire for
tune left for the support of the widow, her
chief remaining resource being the expect
ed proceeds of the sale of th general's
book. Already the project has lx--n pri
vately discussed 'among congressmen of
providing for her future by a pension bill
based upon the gencTal'b military service,
and none have been heard to question the
propriety of this coarse.
Messages; of Sympathy.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 27. The fol
lowing telegrams have been received by
?Jrs. Logan this morning:
Madison, Wis., Dec. 27.
Veterans G. A. R. are in deep sorrow
and sincerely and lovingly mourn the loss
of vour beloved husband, xnd their dt ar
comrade and friend. I sorrowfully teuder!
their service in any msnuer agreeable to'
you. Aery lruly. Reading, Pa.. Dec. 27. The strike of
(Signed.) Lucien Fairchild Philsdelpbu and Reading coal handlers
Commauder m-Ch'.ef G. A. R. , has blocked traffic. If this continues 30,
Xew York. Dec, 27. j 00O miner, will be forced out of employ
We are inexpressibly shocktel and griev- iaeat. Tkc strikers agreed today to sulk
ed bv the news of your husband's death, mi; griTasca to tk Philadelphia board
Mrs." Morton joins with me in expressing of arbitrti.
our deepest sympathy in your great sorrow
and irreparable loss.
(Signed.) Levi P. Morton.
Chicago Dec. 27.
The death of Comrade Logan hi ings
great sorrow to the hearts of members of
Chicago Union Yetrans' club.
(Signed.) Chas. A. Diijkle,
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 27.
The nation in common with yourself suf
fered an irreparable los in the death of
your great husband. You have my pro
(Signed) Blufoud Wilson.
Evanston, Ills., Dec. 27.
I am profoundly grieved to learn of the
general's death. You have my most sin
cere sympathy ia this great allliction.
(Signed) Andrew Siiuman.
Chicago, Ills., Dec. 27.
U. S. Grant Post 2S, G. A. R.. de-ire
the earliest possible notice of arrangements'
for the funeral of your husband. We ask
as a particular favor and right to postpone.
(Signed) A. R.'Walcott,
(This is the post to which Gen. Logan be
longed) Chicago, Dee. 27.
Mrs. Drake and your old neighbors on
Calumet avenue join me in deepest sympa
thy and sorrow in your bereavement.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27.
I beg to tender to your family, in behalf
of Ihe'fJnion league of Philadelphia, the
profoundest regret and sympathy which
are sincerely felt and universally expressed
by our members on hearing of the death of
your distinguished husband.
Edward N. Benson,
President Union League.
Chicago, Dec. 27.
Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Peoria, 111., Dec. 27.
.Whereas, The Peoria board of trade has
learned with profound sorrow of the sud
den death of the distinguished soldier and
Resolved, That in the deatii of General
John A. Logan our country has met with
a loss no less lamentable in peace than in
war, whose unflinching courage and ster
ling integrity entitled him to the highest
place in the hearts of his countrymen.
Resolved, That this state and community
who have so long known aud esteemed
him, aie especially called upon to mourn
the loss of a greateful friend whose con
stant aim was to serve his state and country
and promote their best inteiests.
Resolved, That the members of this
board extend to Mrs. Logan their heartfelt
sympathy in this her hour of deep and iire
Resolved, That a copy ef these resolu
tions be telegraphed to Mrs. Logan. By
order of the board.
W. n. Bartlett, prest.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 27.
Mrs. Bruce and I learn with deepest sor
sow of the death of General Logan, aud
lender our heartfelt sympathy.
B. K. Bruce.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 27.
I have not words to express how sincere
ly I sympathize with you in your heat t
rending affliction. May God sustain and
console you. "A. II. Colijuit.
LaCross, Wis., Dec. 27.
Oai city sends sympathy to the widow
of one of America's greatest men.
D. F. Powell, Mayor.
Minneapolis Dec. 27.
The members of the Union League of
Minneapolis tender their heartfelt sympa
thy in your great allliction aud great loss.
II. G. Evans, Pi est.
LaCross, Wis., Dec. 27.
Mrs. Cameron and I are greatly distiess
ed by the general's death. Accept asur
ances of profound sympathy.
Chcago, Dec. 27.
The army telegraphers of the lake, la
menting with the millions the sad bereave
ment lo yourself and family, unite in send
ing their heartfelt sympathy. The senator
was our devoted and able champion.
W. R. Plump.,
Piesidenl of the society of U. S. Military
Xew Orleans, Dec. 27,
The department of the Gulf, G. A. R.,
tenders their heartfelt sympathy in - this
hour of bereavement, and mourns lae los
of its illustrious commander-in-chief aud
faithful comrade, A. S. Bujulr,
Chicago, Dec. 27.
The Congregational Ministers' union, of
Chicago, hereby express their profound
-ympathy in your bereavement, and assure
you of their earnest prayeis.
II. L. Hammond, Prest.
Henry Wilson, Secy.
Chinese Legation, )
Washington, Dec. 27. j
The Chinese minister 1ms heard with
deep sorrow of the death of the illustrious
senator. Logan , and desires to extent his
heartfelt sympathy and condolence to Mrs.
The Irih Natioual League of Phila
delphia tenders it.s earne-f sympathy "to
Mrs. Logan upon the death of her husband,
who was oue of Ireland's best friends in
America. J Icon McCapfery, Pres.
In Honor of the Deceased.
Chicago. Dec. 27.
Hon. S. "A Cullom-
The sentiment of Illinois people is that
Gen. Logan should be biiried in Illinois.
W. T. Littler.
Bloomington, III.. Dec. 27.
Bloeroingion G. A. 14. Post Xo. 145 met
ot 10 o'clock this morning and adoptee! the
name of John A. Log&u post, and unani
mously passed resolutions of sympathy
with Airs. Logan.
Salina, Kan., Dec. 27.
At a meeting of the Salina Post, 119,
held yesterdxy afternoon, resolutions of re
specf to the memory of Gen. John A. Lo
gan were adopted and forwarded to Mrs.
Logan. The p.ts name was changed to
John A. Logan and Department Com
lo&urier M. CT Divert notified of the change
Result of a Strike.
San Fkancisco Dtc. 27. A a result
of the present strike several masked men
attacked a train on tli3 Jersey street line.
Two. attacks were made, stone thrown,
car-s wrecked and several persons bruised.
Several of the miscreants were arrested.
A Gay Failure.
Boston. Dec. 27. Geo. R. Gay, doing ;
business as Gay ifc Co., dealers in fancy !
goods, of Boston, with branches at Spring-'
tie'Jd and Peoria, Ilk, and Wichita, Kan. J
has failed. Liabilities. $60,000.
The Eisrjroat Strike Tet. !
Pinkerton Says lie has Jim Cum-
miDgs, the 27oted Express
Heavily Guarded in the Upper
Story of His Chicago
Five of the Gaujr liuu in and a. Large
Part of the Stolen Money
Romantic ltecital of the Methods Em
ployed and Shrewd Schemes Re
sorted to by Detectives
In Their Chase After the Wiley Rcb
bers as rl'hy Shadowed Them
From Place to Place.
TIIE EXPRESS ROBBERY.
The Diplomat Under Guard.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Local papers say
from new,evjdence secured, it apjKfirs the
man arrested here in connection with the
St. Louis express robbery is not one who
wrote the Jim Cummings letters and
moved from one place to another in Kan
sas and Missouri, and finally to Chicago,
as alleged; nor yet one of the men who
boarded the train with the gang of robbers
who did the work. On the contrary, he is
the diplomat of this and similar gangs; or
in other words a '"negotiator" who discov
ers bank officials, express messengers, and
others in positions where large quantities
of ready money is handled, who have a
weak side to their character. By his skill
ful diplomacy he hunts up jobs by which
these trusted officials sometimes get robbed
according to a program of their own mak
ing. The story now circulated is that
Fotheringham told the whole story
upon a promise of partial immunity from
punishment made to him by officials, and
was to the effect that lie neither knew the
actual robbers, much less their wherc
abouts;but a certain man, whose name is as
yet a secret except to a few, negotiated
with him plans lor the robbery which
were afterwards carried out. He did not
appear on the scene himself, but had met
the perpetrators of the crime soon 'after,
and received his own and Fotheringhain's
share of the plunder. The name of this
man and the description by which the de
tectives were able to identify him, were
given by Fotheringham, and from that the
case was worked up, and the.man tracked
to this city where he was arrested on Fri
day, along with two ethers who were sus
pected as being members of the gang. As
yet theic is but little evidence except what
is embodied in well found suspicion against
two men. but as to the oilier man there is
now no doubt about his identity. He it
was who drew Fot! Tingham. into the
scheme and who planned the whole rob
bery, sharimr the spot's, and he is now
lodged in Piukerton's ipper story' under
strong guard along with his two comrades.
What Pinkerton Says.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Wm. A. Pinkerton
this afternoon made hii first statement re
specting the arrest of the parties for par
ticipation in the Adams Express robbery,
lie began by declaring the ttory printed by
Chicago papers as to The affair were wild
and were mainly wii.srcpre,enlations. lie
then declared the agetioy had arrested three
men hsre Friday forenoon between 10 and
11 o'clock, he said the cupture was made
two miles distance from the intersection of
Madison and Halstead treets, ine of the
trio was a man who wrote letters signed
Jim Cummings to St. Louis papers, ana
the other two were his confederates. Thc
are positively identified by five witnesses
brought here from St. Louis yesterday.
The three men together with Oscar Cook,
arrested in Kansas Citv. and Bill Ilaight
ai rested at Nashville, Pinkerton declared,
were now in Missouri, which carries the
presumption that the three arrested hore
were taken there lat night. Pinkerton
states, however, they were not taken to St.
Louis. Detectives state two of the mn
were considered as business men and none
are of a desperate type.
Wc have nothing to tell the newspapers
about Jim Cumnnngs or the express rob
bery case; said Willkcj A. Pinkerton this j
mornmg: you fellows .ire -o sharp ao-mt
finding out things, thai we wont interfere
with you if you will do the same with u
1 11 tell you this niTich, we h.tw; Jim Cum
miugs beyond all doubt and we lisd two of
his pals Friday and got two more yt-ster
day. besides recovering a large atPQunt of
mocw. Tlmt makes i-ve airtwts but none
of them were m-tde n Halstead street.
There never was a woman mixed ujj in the
ease, and the clews as published in the
papers never existed. -We have all tin
parties safe in custody. Never mind where,
but they are out of Ihs state; they are not
in St. Louis and they are where you news
paper fellowa neither here or in St. Loui
can get hold of th?ui until I get through
with them, uua-:n good and ready to let
them be interviewed. Neither Superinten
dent Damell, nor Ocar Cook, nor any of
the detective- from St. Louis are in Ohica
go or will be here.
A Suspect Caujrht ia Nashville.
Ciucvoo, Dec 27. A Tuks' special
from Xxshvillc, Tenn., "referring to the ar
rest of W. W. Ilaight, formerly of Leaven
worth, Kan., for supped complicity in
the St. Ixmis & San Frttncisco express rob
tcry, says Ilaight evidently is a ven
shrewd, sagacious feHow, possessed oi
nerve and coolness. le has been here
about a month. He vas joined a few
weeks ago by his vrifedd their little four
year old boy. .Sinc coining he has been
doinu some work as a roofing contractor.
He admitted to a reporrsr that he had lived
in Leavenworth. Kan., for five years; Le
wa trnia messenger for the Adams Ex
press compnv, nraainr between St. Loute
and inita, Indian Territory. He said he i
w -if, dif-charged because he was supeti f
appropriating to himself several valuable
paekses which the company lost. He was
discharged lust April.
The two detectives who made the arrest
have been here fuiiv three weeks, watch
ing Ilaijjht. The arrest was not mxdc un- J
til instructions were had from Chicago, j
Ilaight seemed mud; excited when the of-iH-cr
told him the crun- for which he wa.
am-sJed. He denies the charge, but admit-!
tod that he knew Fotheringham, Cook and
the other persons who were arrested ia
Chicago find Kansas City at the tim I
iiaigbi had qot the rem. test idea the ethers
nere uader arrest when the delicti ves wio
had been kuormwi the real names of the
parlies who have beea arrested asked him
if he knew them. He also said he did nt
know who committed the roblery, bat
would walk ten miles to shake hands with
the man who did. He claimed he came to
Nashville because he Iwlievetl there was a
good chance here ior him to make a living.
Uaigiits truiiu. was examined and there
were found a number of suspicious pap-r
connected with transactions of the express
company that may have an influence in
'-ettling upon the actual perpetrators of the
crime. The wife and child of Haight are
stiil in the city.
The Chase After the Kobbers.
Chicago, Dec. 27. The complete de
tails of the chase after the Adams express
robbers who rifled a safe on the San Fran
cisco & St. Louis on the uiiht of October
22th of j.j.OOO to $60,000 wxre related for
the first time by the officials of the Pinker
ton detective agency to an Associated Press
reporter. The agency has succeeded in ar
resting five named Frederick Wheelock.
who is the author of the "Jim Cummings"
letters, and who is claimed to be the man
who perpetrated the robbery; AY. W.
Hays, an express messenger of the com
pany, who is supposed to have aided in
planning the robbery from his knowledge
of the railroad run; Thos. Weaver, a Chi
cago laundryman who was with Wheelock
before and after the robbery; Ward Kin
ney, a brother-in-law of Wheelock, upou
whose poesession was found a considerable
portion of the express money, and Oscar
Cook, who was with Wheelock after the
robbery and afterwards divided the money
and mailed the Jim Cummings letters
The detectives have found about $15,000
and estimate that from $40,000 to $45,000
is still accounted for.
The story of the chase has all the dash of
a romance about it and certain features that
would be regarded as improbable in a fic
tion. The express car on the St. Louis &
San Francisco railroad was rifled on the
night of October 25, and the express mes
senger, David S. Fotheriugham, when dis
covered by the train hands, was found
bound andgagged in the car. lie explained
that he had addmitted a man into the car
who presented a letter from John B. Bar
rett, route agent of the Express company,
the letter explaining that the man was to be
employed by the company and was to be
given an opportunity to learn the business.
Fotheringham related that while on the
run the stranger presented a revolver,
bound and gagged him and then carried off
all the moneyin the safe. The robbery oc
curred at Pacific Junction, about thirty-six
miles from St. Louis.
The Pinkerton agency sent detectives in
all directions, and on the wagon roads run
ning from Pacific Junction toward the
Missouri river were traversed, but only a
meagrejtrace Avas found of any one, and the
ollicTals when they returned to St. Louis
were completely at sua. In the meantime
a letter was addressed by Jim Cummings
to the Glolie-Democrat, based upon which
the detectives claim to have compassed the
arrfcet and fixed the crime of all the partic
ipants. In the meantime the detectives "re
tained the names of all persons discharged
or who voluntarily left the employ of the
express company during the proceeding
year, aud found among the former W. W.
Ilaight, who had been discharged nine
months previous for suspected theft ol
packages. This man had been a niessen
:er on the road from St. Louis to Vinita, I.
T.. covering the same ruu which was made
The detectives found that he and Foth
eringham had known each other in Kansas
City, but there had-been no intimacy.
Ilaight was st raced to Kansas City and
from there to Leavenworth, where his fa
ther was an inmate of the disabled soldier-;'
home. From Leavenworth, it was found
Ilaight had come to Chicago where he had
been employed ;is express driver, aud work
ed for Fied Wheelock, the mysterious Jim
Cumming-, who was operating a coal yard
at the corner of Lincoln and West Lake
streets. Ilaight left the city October 27,
two days after the robbery, stating he was
going to Florida, and his wife followed
some days latter. They hail Wen very
poor, but showed evidence of sudden afflu
ence immediately after the robbery. The
investigation by'thc detectives in Chicago
showed that while Wheelock had also come
from Leavenworth, and as he was absent
from the city he could not le questioned
concerning Ilaight. When inquiry was
pursued respecting Wheelock it was found
he corresponded closely to the description
given of the mysterious Jim Cummings.
Further cautious inquiries showed tlut
Wheelock had left the city October 12th
with Tliomu Wearer, the laundryman,
who; place of business is at ?& West
Lake street, and in a few doora of
Wheelock's ccal yard. It is also learned
that tke tw men had taken with them two
valises, a shot gun and musket, and ex
plaiai-el tlmt they were goisg to Arkansas
to hunt. Weaver, it was ascertained, had
iviuni'-n to Ciiicago on October 22 Some
of the baud writing of Whoelck was ob
tained and submitted to tlif man who was
passing judge Jienl on the letter addressed
to the Gl'b--D"mocrat. The detectives
state that this hrtur vaswriit'm to excul
pate Fo'henngham. ppf"s.i to t-d the
fa ts leading to the robbery In thij Jim
Cummings explained that he left a package
ia the Union depot at bt. Louis which
would ehovr that he fcud r. number of ihe
bttar-heads of the expreM company, and
in this letter the writer said he hid gone to
tb" Uisoourt river to a point opposite La
Bodie and look a skiff below St. Charles
and floated down the river. Detective
were stnt to St. Charles and found that
two men, and iKStriug the description of
Wheelock and Weaver, had bought a gkift
nd provisions and gone up the river on
October 14th instead of down the river.
The skiff was af erward found in a gy
partially covered with and.
In the bundle Jim Cummings left at the
Union depot was found the address, 2,10:5
Chestnut street, only disceraable tinder a
microscope. At this number w fonnd lo
be living a Mrs. Berry, who related thai
jhe had two roomers who erre.-ponded to
Wheelock and Weaker. They had seper
aUtl and departed, each saving he wan g.
ing to Kansas City. Two red stamp-
were found which corresponded
to the labsh placed on two
valices shipped to St. Louis from
St. Charles. A close watch was placed
on Weaver iu Ciiicago and the coal yard of
Wheelock which was being managed by
Kinney. Operatives were also s!nt to
Leavenworth where Wheelock s mother
and sister, both resjctable people, were
residing. It was found that Height's wie
and chihl were with Haight's toother in
Leavenworth, and she (Hafcht's mother
wis correspond ins: with Haiirht, who wa
located in .Kabville, Tcnn. Haight wa
discovered to have gone exteasiv-.iy into
the roofing business in Xa-hviile. aad he
was always kept under close waich.
About five weeks ago a daughter and a
son of Mrs. Berry, of St. Louis, came to
Chicago and identified Weaver a? one of
the men who had been a roomer al iheir
houe. The detectives then tlded thzt
they would not arrest Weaver but woulfi
waTt th' return of Wheelock
Investigation proved about this time that
Oscar Conk, formerly residing at Leaven
worth, a close friend of Wheelock, had
gone to Kaunas City where be wm said to
be working as a cooper in tae East Bot
toms and living at a boarding hau kept
by a -womaa named Cox. The rtory was
current there that Cook had -on a large
amount of money iu a lottery, but this idea
was very soon explained. It was discovered
that Cook had made several trips away
from the city and his journeys were always
followed by the appearance of the Jim
Cummings' letters. A Pinkerton operaii-e
finally became a bosom friend of Cook,
visiting gambling houses with Cook aud
continued to shadow him until his arrest
In the meantime the shadow of Wheelock
was maintained without result until Tues
day night. On that night the Pinkerton
men found another shadow whom they"
did not know. They saw him enter Xo.
10 Lincoln street, the residence of
Wheelock, and afterwards a larce man
who corresponded to the description of
Wheelock entered the houe. In the mean
time the brother-in-law had gone to Quincy
where he received a telegram announcing
the return of Fred Wheelook to Chicaga
A Pinkerton detective had followed Kinney
and managed to see these telegranv. which
were signed by Hose Wheelock, the w ife of
the man the detectives were seeking, j he
Pinkerton office in Chicago was warned
and it only tended to confirm their own
Wheelock's house was cloelv shadowed
until Friday mrsning, and it was feared
that WhecloclJjjecaped. Iu the mean
time Kinney riFturnetl to Chicago, ami he
and Weaker were seen to cautiously enter
the Vhetlock house. Ihe blinds were
constantly drawn, although Rights could be
seen inside. On Friday morujng the mys
terious shadow came out of th Wheeli k
house, fs did also Kinney, and after mak
ing carbful survey nheeloct appeared
The men went south on Lincoln street
showing evident alarm all the while, and
finally entered a liquor store and restau
rant kept b an Italian on Madison street.
Kolit. A. rmkerioa and two operatives
shadowed the place until Ivinncv went out
when they catered aud arrested Wheelock.
After a sharp struggle the latter attempted
to draw a revolver, two of which were
found on his person, lie protested again-!
the indignity, but was searched and $110
w:is.taken from a red pocket book found on
his person. The "shadow" was searched
and $4,500 was found on his person. The
shadow turned out to be a young man
named Geo. W. Bnrnlmm whom Wheelock
had met in Savannah, Ga. He explained
that he had come north with Wheelock and
had shadowed the hitter's house as Whee
lock had explained that he had seen him in
Chicago in a row and tried to escape arrest.
He was afterward released, when lie had
explained to the satisfaction of the detec
tives that he had no knowledge of or con
nection with the robbery.
When Kinney reappeared he was
searched and SI, 000 in loose money was
found on his person while in a belt around
his waist found $4,000 additional. These
men were taken to Pinkerton in a close
carriage. A search jof the Wheelock house
resulted iu finding a skirt of Mrs. Wheel
ock into which $1,900 was sewed in $50
notes; a bunch of money $450 in all was
also found on her person together with a
diamond. Weaver was am feted in the
coal yard about the sime time and in the
same time and in the basement of his houe
was found $G,000 in some fruit jars. The
arrest of Cook and Haight was then made
by telegraph. The detectives state that
Cook distributed the money after the red
bery and was the go-between. They charge
Haight with outlining the robb"r and alv
aiding in the forgintr uf thcle! teat:tttd
to Fotheringham. Wheelock appears to
have lecn the only man on the train coa
cerned in the robbery unless Fotheringham
was an accomplice.
Wheelock, after the robbery wiu de
dared, joined Cook at the ejist bottoms in
Kansas City, ami w:ls hidden until he tre'tH
-outh. Wheelock, it is claimed, was never
before known to be engaged in any crim
inal enterpriser He was employed a
bookkeeper siv years in 1 ami worth. Tht
detectives decline to state what they kiunv
if anything, about the wife of Wheelock
She disappeared, but while she is noi
under arrest is under clo-e surveilance.
The Pinkerton agency still decline lo Man
where Wheelock", Kinney and Weaver are
incarcerated, hut it is probably well known
that they are still in Chicago. They stub
ihey had instructions from the express
company to pursue the Ihievo without re
gard to expense or hope of recovering
nome of the money. They will not give
xuy expreion of their views as to the
;ruilt or innocence of Fotheringham.
Wawhxotoj,', D. C, Dec. 28, 1 a. m.
The following are the indications for Kan
sas and Nebraska fair weather, warmer,
Clad of it.
Sjvlal DhpaXch to tho Dsllj- liable.
Wei.mxcjton, Kan., Dec. 27. The
Rook Inland surveyors located thfcir Kne of
railroad through this city today. pir?hg
west of the Snuta Fe track
Iouihvii.1., Ky.f Dec. 27. Freight
trains were moved oil the L. & -. from
Jmt?vTlIe and 1). wling- Gnswi today ac
cording lo arrangements indicated last
CSreat Fira tu I'hilfi4thiit.
PmiAPEinnrx, Dec. 27. -Toe Tempi?
theatre with cuntcnui wm daOroyod by fire
toony. Several adjoining bttfidfegs sf
tered. The theatre was remodeled or II r
Singer At a cost, with musentn and ground.
of S450.WK). Insurance amounting to
S 27.0UO. !c9 after deducting Insurance
? 100,000. Gw. C. Biotbcrtop. kswc c
the th-atre will loose about 550,000. L
on Washington hd owntd by John
Tracv, is $500.0lK); fnllv hwureri. "
Tlie NH tflol works, of Tiffin. nh"M.
loss is 200.090: inirance $190,000. Fair
bnk& Co.. in the sae building, k
$60,000. Wyckofi", Seams & Benediri.
agents for Keinington lyjte writer, bus
from $ 0,009 to $50,000; nearly coven! by
innuraace. Hubbard fi.'o.. book pufaifeh
era, k 550, (: ia-uriK 027,000.
PniL.'.DEM'Hi v, Dec 27 I tleet won
is recti "-ed from the gfnerid exfSKtife
teani, Knijrhi ofLW, today gnuiUflg the
demands of the a-iniUHes- of maciitse eoa
ructors for focal trade? charier, nearly
4.000 Knights in ihw city aad tboo'.odn in
nther part of the country will withdraw
from the order. Twenty-one aaCemblie
throughout the country noticed the gcaersl
executive board unksi trds charter k
gr(izirel thfy will leave ihe order, and
most of thoCe in this eiiy haTe gireo notice
unle&s the demand U &cc3ed to today thT
will withdraw laschin&H claim It
right under ihe constitution of the order
taut 'bey thall be allowed to direct lh
s.uine pertaining to thdr trsrn Ltrest-.
Three raembfra of tie geanu committee
re in fiver of grxatiag tbtsf? denawds.
but Hr. Powterly. with a majority of th
ijd. U opposed to the whwe. aod it U
not likely any word wHl be rrceJved by
the dissatisfied a-tsenibhea today. Some
Machiai-t aMmblics di-cidtti to await ttn
til the flm of the year and if a national
charter U not granted by that time they
will follow the lead of the VUilvldphu
a-emblie, aad over 10,000 ilalghts wlH
sever their connection with the crder.
Our Gouty Chief Magistrate Still
A-becl Nursing His
But Expects to Fulfill His ITe-w
Tear's Keceptipu Pro
gram. Commissioner Coleman Submit to
Chairman Jlatcli of the Committee
on Agriculture of the House
Ilis Iteportouthe Subject of VJcuro-
Pueumouisi, its Kxtent :uul Means
Used for its Extirpation.
Efforts to be Made for the Admission
of Dakota, Moutauat New Mexico
and Washington Territories
THK 1MIBSI PUNT'S CONDITION.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 27. The
president, although still suffering from
rheumatic pains, Ts somewhat easier today;
absolute rest and quiet being neccs.ar3 for
his cure, he was obliged to deny himself
to callers today and Ihe usual afternoon
reception Aasomitted. lie remained in
bed mo-l of the day. Dr. O'Reilly, his
atte tilling physician, said today the prei
dent is improving, and would, he thought,
lie able to be about tomorrow; bin he
would have to keep very quiet for a few
days yet. He attributed tliu recurrence of
the trouble to the president's unwillingness
to remain quiet anv length of time.
The president said to" Col. Iuiinottl lait
evening: 1 had my own way when I was
sick before, but 1 guess I will let tho doc
lor have his way this time'. Tin prei
dent's attack is hot ?o serious as Ue llrst.
and it is expected to yield more reaufly to
treatment. The president expects to be
able to carry out his program of receptions
on New Year's day.
COM.MISONEK COLEMAN ON ri.KlP.O.
Chairman Hatch, of the House commit
tee on agriculture, lias received from Com
missioner Coleman a reply to the roolutuu
offered a few days ago by Kepresentulixe
Swinburne of -New York, in which the
commissioner sets forth coniprehen.ivcly
the diiliculties met with iu the attempt to
extirpate or control the pleuro-piieuinon'a
K-ourge in the present state of law and Ihe
machinery at hand, and reinforces his
recommendations previously nmd for
more perfect method with ad
ditional arguments and statement
of fact. The resolutions Kcm to quus
sion the prevalence if not the existence of
pleuro, and calls for full and explicit in
formation a to the ownership mid locality
of infected herds, ihe number of nnimals
w Inch have perished ami step to atnmp
out anil confine the contagion. The com
inivdouer at the outlet declared that some
of the statement eontributcd were not eou
taiued in it, and proceeds to allow lhat n
ummarv b the chief ?f f burtirtt of mi
itnal iiiifustrj of the cUscovt-rirs made dur v
mg two years wer erroneously jnrmnl
ny I Jr. Sininburne to be a stuteuvmi of the
.ondiiioii of affairs al the mrnn w. a u
port wft" submitted.
The mmmbwiuner speak" cf th tlLm ul
ty in obtaining accurate iuf-rmtioH w t
the exfeut or prevalence of the dtea ow
ing to efforts of owner of infected berd
u coueeal the disease, ( '-bUtming Ik
reromuifmh emphatically thi uOki 1 1
i.ith.iritY be ifhen the detArtnitnt U tf'V,
Ue the plague, cr that the wrk h I' ft
entirely to slate authorities. The state d
partment ofllcep have no powrr lo eofr-if
quarantine regulation except through aWe
laws and efforts of jtittc and federal ol!i
cials to work together In the matter a
not met with .sntb-factory results. 1 he tn
forcemeat of ciuurantiiie" is very dililruit
ai owners make way with infected animal
Mirreptm uly a fcoon an they are iouiitl
infected. 1I- recommends that whenever
a diseased herd is found the exjed an!
amis 1 slaughtered and ww; prembea dtwn
fecled, aad ine owner coiiijteneKUsd for the
Io(; to which he is subjected, for the pro
tectum of the public The only reiwity r
nfetv he thhk ! in nwnsnt nnd tlnruiijfii
action iijkii the ppar, aa- tit the dhjew.
I he CfcfnmhiitHir siv at hah a hl
lory of the outbreak at ChtHL' ar.i! jrin
ity ad the nroxr ti the K-otiru- '. w;c
quarantine awl iaocqfolioti. h- !' by
retjoru Imtn the crecti of th- ;-rtai ui
vr r 400 nuiaift died or wt-- smAltd
between fVpfc-wiber S3 aad N remher 2.
!WJ, in ean'iuecr of di"ai$ trt ixy
ure, daring which Mm- uoftrstie wk in
force, lie ay n N ibr 3Wb mcc
terinjr w ltin .t uy- ,-k itt wdtr
lo empty the 'fr:Hh-nr -4!U-h s aoti n
poawbk. Thr fir'ir. rten li w, wUi i
show the prp,rUott .f tauifhi ri iiaai
that er mtrv t u -citil b ittv
pneumonia, are , en .t Jnr"-t - uur
they (letnroa-tr - ?- n'. jbs.tv r .'ish
tOTWf all animal on. c ' pi o nsa u
tajrioo. Hn f it fWi.-.i u'-'te prf
uled no svmsU'iii4 A di--, beware
tfliitertiif bit .!.-
owiitl' of iWfr
tunje wre aw It a .
Aeywe.t cAp-wk o.'
taffcm for an iu.Mi&i'
k it ertais Ut
how that i 'W
tr i ', -' SM wii
of wh.di SMsdx-r
TneiaMt- ff.fi. -1 '.
'Sorembt-T ' to !
maJf were ivipW'- '
t.tlSi wet ff.uwj t-i f
affert -i tlir
tJkboc 'hat to n-Hiiioii
rfferred. 2&Z Mn'-!1 h n, 'io.' r"
!,001 aoimsl, wr-r ' rl Jn j
is Cbirao froii H-.'- r IS u, v. t
3G. all M,4 in pn8'. lieni ,a a'.
toe gnaitrr (art of f i a . r . . . .
bciMtao of zp'tjrr t ffi 1 '
vRrtown common atcul the t'y i
panmrst ba not jr;-J di-"
flea! 'or htigbUu ia !Jiit r-
lew ai ut Atatt m2: it the du'r .
fire Urk r-ftamimAnarth ta tUugt
anrawle ai oore wiUwxtl rttr.;- -Wiih
titia law on tbe attr hi .'.--tfxie
and no htxmetA xmam win ..
o. be taloTtnl, h w not. In asy j edc
ntrs, iM'Tiiinl lo prevtmt the fcprcsd r i
n-yro-raoaMtJa livm ttae state kAu '
rtktr thai any paxt of tke sppcoprUtir!
4oald he nod is Ittlatm it puittmut as
eased anhaJ Ur hjachter.
KcnrfntatiTe Sons cr oy he iatnwli
Xt firre, if XKMt)4c. ux pmtfpt by the
sriwnt conci" of bis Wil t pmvfcfe an
ecxWiag set for the clnilaa feHo Cv:
ixssisn of Dakota. Mdnti&a. S'vUimfiia
TerrlUrtj sod New Jiexkw lie aaja it wnl
jo1.-uWr or A bf rosiMe to get the camiftU
ire on Writjrics U report apfn tJMt MI!
but tht: he -will try to have i: foUihuud
by lbs boue for tnta othr u-rrjioriai 1
mk-ioa Mi! when the latter ofae frr
crsitderstio3- 11 thinke tht id-a ul 3
raitting all at once will jrcrtit oppfltlan
oa party ground., a they irould l-e
eqt!allydiv(dei;paricularlr a the ttna
fXai would haffc no rake fa the prui'
duitiAl election of !.
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