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t when the
..Htill at the
v . rear platform,
on. thrust under his
"Just k mouth shut I don't
want VO hurl Anybody," was what the
road agent en id to him. He had nothing
io say. A moment later the bandit said:
'look here, young fellow, have you got
any of the company's money?"
yfrie conductor dug up $4 and displayed
thtMn in front of the robber. The rob
l bee tooh $2 with the remark, "Well' I'll
just divide it with you."
Nono of the passengers were molested,
but th greatest confusion prevailed
aboard the train when it became known
they were in the hands of robbers.
After taking the stranded train into
Independency, Marshul Kessler's relief
train was scut out to Glendnle to pick
.zip the locomotive and the express car,
-cb was left some distance east of
At 1 o'obek this (Thnrsdny) morning
a telephone message was received from
Glerd'ale .stating that Engineer E. D.
Meadt; and h:'s fireman had arrived there.
Immediately ifter the robbery they set
out towards Glendale in search of their
engine. They found their locomotive
"dead" in a cut a mile east of Glendnle
with the expres- car, but the reports say
nothing )bout the fate of the express
Engineer Meade is reported to have
aid that tliere were three robbers and
that he identified tliem as three of the
men who held up the train two months
Engineer Meade was in charge of that
At 2:30 no word can I had of Ex
press Messenger Fryer, though further
information is momentarily expected from
Independence when Marshal Kessler and
his men shall have returned from the ti
wns not .
tives of the ih..
t be a corporal
A BID FOR K.
Galveston. Tex., Dm.'1
Mnnager Dcmody of ti.
Baseball Club stnted today lu.
been offered $2.ri0 for the rclensi
nd Basemnn Steinfcldt, who has
signed for next season. O. anderb..
president of the Detroit club, made ti.
offer. Mr. Dermody Bnid be would do
cline the offer ns it is not the intention
to part with good men for the sake of
a little lKinus. He has three men who
nre eonsidered us being away up in '(!,
and he cxpects'to close deals within two
weeks with othrtrs who will became mem
bers of the Galveston club next year.
KNOCKED 0YV IN THE EIGHTH.
Syracuse, N. V.. Dec. 23. Tommy R
an, ex-wclterwoibt champion of the
world, knocked on,': Billy Payne of Phila
delphia in the eighth round, in a 20-round
contest, which took place tonight before
th Empire Athletic club of this city.
DAMAGED PRIVATE PROPERTY.
A Foreign Looking Individual Arrested
in San Anlonio..
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 23. (Special.)
A foreign looking gentleman in a silk
lint ii ml kid gloves, who goes by name
of Dr. J. Mcndcx. went in Oritser Bros.'
jewelry store Tuesday afternoon nml se
lected $3400 worth of diamonds to have
delivered to him at the Monger hotel at
!1 o'clock this morning. In the meantime
the firm made inquiries nml learned Unit
the man had rented two adjoining rooms
for the day and that he carried no bag
gage. When Dr. Mctidcz left the hotel
nn investigation of his room developed
that he hud cut n bole throuirh the ward
robs of one into the other. The man was
later arrested by the police ut a limp
house in the slums of the city, here he
had a room and kept bis effects.
He is held on charge of injuring private
SUICIDED IN KANSAS.
Denison, Tex., Dec. 23. (Special.) A
disputed received at the train dispatch
er's office here brought the news of the
suicide of Ed Ilunnsnker. chief dispatch
er of the Knty trainmaster's office at
Parsons. The details of the suicide are
meagre. AH that is known is the fact
that be went to his ronn, took a revolver
and with cool deliberation blew out his
So far as known, tliere is no cause for
the man's net aside from the fact that
he was occasionally the victim of morose
broodings and his self-destruction is prob
ably attributed to this fact.
Worst Feared .
Alioard u Li.
New York, Dec. 23 i
to fear for the fate of th.
comprising the officers and cr
Danish biirkentine Solid. 3-10 t.
the evening of December 12 the bin
tine attracted the attention of those
board the Dutch tank steumer Bremcr
luiveii, in latitude 4.B0. longitude 41.40.
and asked that the Bremernnven send
some bread on board, the supply having
fallen short. It was explained that the
Solid's bout had Ix'en stove and it wns
impossible to send to the Brenierhnvcn
for the food. An officer of the tanker
went on lionrd the biirkentine with u
supply of bread, beef and potatoes, re
ported that the biirkentine was in n bad
plight. Her bulwarks were almost all
gone and the seas washed across her
Captain .1. Ystanis of the Solid refused
to abandon her. Shortly after the Bre
nierliaveti's bont returned to her the
weather nunc on thick and the Solid was
lost to sight.
TOSSED BY A TEXAS STEER.
A Long-Horn Shows Decided Antipathy
Chicago, Dec. 23. Nelson Morris, the
millionaire packer, had a narrow escape
from n fractious steer today, but J. C.
Bohnrt of the Bohart Commission com
pany did not fare so fortunately and was
Mr. Morris and Mr. Bohart went into a
cattle pen at the stock yards to inspect a
consignment of cattle, and things were
agreeable all around until Mr. Morris
The race war D.
At n meeting of citi
colored, nn understni.
that pence should ri
colored people keep the,
doors. Women and chi.
off the streets after dark i.
p. m. nil business houses are .
no one is allowed on the stree,
p ilieemeti. The trouble is over on..
should be no further fear of nn outb
by colored people, as they fully renli..
what the result would be, should they
CONTEST CASE DISMISSED.
Sn Antonio, Tex., Dec. 23. (Spceinl.)
The election contest case of Wm. Boetn
vs. Jos. Cflssimin over the election of the
latter to the office of county collector,
wns dismissed today for want of prose
cution. The cne wns set for this morn
ing by agreement, hut the plaintiff wns
not represented and the case wns dismissed.
and this m
d government cnrin nr,i wZ,
nblishe in the mL
by niowbrr. of thZZ&EZS?
dally optimistic- SodayTThS,
lm 8ee:Dupuy dTLomL the
minister at WhBJfinTriJ!
,iew or Mr Olusy asto, The
the president to iniU the
wvcrament, ond theres?