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HOCK ISLAND, FwlDAY, SOVEMBJKli 13.
Slag-la CobIm B Oeala
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J 1 M J B
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Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ON
THE DOLLAR and now being sold at slaugh
tering prices. Every dollars worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
than first cost. .
fli, What a Picnic
The grandest opportunity to secure the big
gest bargains ever known or heard of.
THIS STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OF AT ON CI
THE HOME BRIGAND
Vie Seems To Be Both Numer
ous and Bold.
THATO., M. AND ST. P. PEEFOEMANCE
A. Train Held Vp Within Sixty Milea of
the Went em Metropolis Not a Single
Keliable floe Yet Found., to the I'er-
. pel i a tors Dynamite jionios; Used to
Open the Car and the Treasure Client
'' Tumbled Out on the Ground Fifty
Thousand the Robber' Didn't Get.
v Wests irsr Usion Jlkction, Wis., Nov.
t'i AH efforts to capture the bandits who
shattered an express car with dynamite
dd the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
road within a mile of here yesterday
morning have thus far been fruitless.
Scores of Piukerton men, deputy sheriffs,
aud private detectives from Chicago, Mil
waukee, and Raciue, assisted, although in
a stuall way, by the Milwaukee police,
sciured the country iu this region all yes-
t-'iday, but the latest reports from them
make it plain that the train robbers have
up to this baflled their pursuers.
Think They Have a Cine.
The detectives are said to have discov
ered a clue which poiuts to the fact that
the highwaymen arranged their plot in a
farmhouse near Richie, and evidence is
said to have been secured which leaves
little doubt that they came from a point
not far from that town. It is also as
serted that information has reached the
authorities to the effect that the gang
came from Chicago and returned there in
safety nor many hours after their attack
on the train.
Footprint In the Know.
Footprints have been found iu tha snow
which correspond exactly with the im
print made by a pair of rubber overshoes
which were found in Wortbiugton's house
and which it was ascertained were owned
by a young man employed on the farm.
The young fellow gave such an explana
tion of his movements at the time of the
robbery as induced the detectives who
questioned him to refrain from arresting
him. lie will, however, be kept under
A Strange Horse and Hussy.
Another discovery which has been made
is that a horse and buggy which nobody
cares to claim, and which cannot be iden
tified as belonging to any.of the residents
here, were found hitched to a tree close to
the residence of a farmer named Fanchar.
Nobody appears to have any doubt that
the horse aud buggy were used by thu
desperadoes who were engaged in the rob
bery: The ease with which the robbers
did their work is cited by some in support
of the theory that the trainmen were iu
league with the robbers.
STORY OF THE ROBBERY.
Locked Doors No llclrUM Against Pyna
Chicago, Xov. 13. "Don't move an inch
till we tell you to or we will blow the
lops of your beads off."
That is what Engineer McKay and Fire
man Averill, of the midnight train on the
Chicago and Milwaukee, heard about 1 a.
m. yesterday, as the train was about half
a mile from Western Union Junction,
twenty-three miles south of Milwaukee,
and only about sixty miles from this city.
Tne word? came from two masked men
vho stood Just behind the fireman with
Winchesters pointed at the fireman aud
engineer. It goes without saying that
McKay and Averill kept still enough.
They were ordered to run the train a mile
or so farther and then stopped, while the
robbery of the express car proceeded.
The Attack on the Express Car.
How Ibis was done is told in the report
of Kxpress Messenger J. C. Murphy, of
which the following is a good synopsis:
The train which left Chicago at 11:30 last
night for St. Paul was held up two miles
nor. h of Western Unions Junction. The
train was rnuning ahead at full speed,
wtien suddenly the messenger beard a shot
fired. He knew by instinct that an attempt
was being made to stop and rob the train,
and he locked and bolted the doors of the
express car. He had hardly done this be
fore the train began to slacken speed, and
soon it came to a full stop. Some one
came to the door of the express car and
tried to open it. Finding it locked, he
called out to the messenger to open the
door. Murphy refused to do so, and with
his helper, Charles II. Cook, sought to
protect himself from the shots which he
expected would be fired through the win
dows and doors.
Bombarded with Bombs.
Then the firing began again outside and
another demand to open the car was made.
Murphy again refused to do so. There
was an interval of silence, then a quick
retreat from the car, followed by a deaf
ening explosion, which partially demol
ished one of the car doors. A man ap
peared at the breach and demanded ad
mission, but Murphy stood firm. In an
Instant another explosion occurred aud
the other door of the car was blwn in.
This explosion was of sufficient force to
extinguish the light in the car and
to throw down the lighter freight.
Enter tha Bold Highwaymen.
Before the messenger and his helper could
recover from the effects of the shock three
men with Winchester rifles entered tbo
car, forcing the engineer to go before
them. ' They ordered the messenger to
give up the safe keys and at the muzzle of
a Winchester rifle he did so. ' In like man
ner the engineer was forced to open the
local safe containing money and Valuables
consigned from Chicago and points be
tween Chicago and LaCrosse. The rob
bers then demanded the key to the two
through safes. Murphy Void them that he
did not bare tta keys to them and they
threatened him wiin instant death if he
trainmen to assist in tnrowing . tnese
treasure boxes from the car and the fire
man, messenger and his helper were or
dered to leave the car. Followed by the
three robbers, with rifles leveled upon
them, the four trainmen were compelled
to walk about a quarter of a mile up the
track. This was repeated twice and then
they were conducted to the train. Mean
time the locomotive headlight had been
extinguish!'.. The robbers then Bent th i
engineer aud fireman iuto the cab and or
dered the train to pull out.
Made Him Do the Dirty Work.
Fireman Averill says: "They made me
walk ahead of them to the express car.
and they gave me a jimmy to pry op n the
boxes. 1 had to move all the 'dead matter
off: the boxes, and do their dirty work
generally, but I was glad to get off with a
whole skin. They got the messenger's
keys, though he was in no hurry to give
them up." Xo attempt was made to mo
lest the passengers, though some of the
robbers kept watch to see that no attempt
was made to interfere with their proceed
ings. The passengers were put into a
laughable condition of fear aud excite
ment by the incident, and putting down
the blinds began secreting their valuables
anywhere that looked like a good place
A Large Sum They Didn't Get.
The money chests taken by the robbers
were three in number. One was Messen
ger Murphy's local chest and the others
were combination safes containing bank
remittances for Milwaukee aud Minneap
olis. Murphy had the key for his own
safe and was forced to give it to the rob
bers, but the keys to the comhinatiou safes
are kept at the terminals and the messen
gers do not kuow the combinations of the
locks. This fact defeated lbs robbers,
who had to content themselves with the
contents of the local safe, wLich, it is
thought, did not amount, to more than
tlO.OUO at the outside. It is estimated
that the combination safes contained up
ward of jU,0Ji).
Disappointment for the Kobbers.
As the train got under way six men
were seen standing over the two safes.
The way -safe contained between t'2,000
and f.S.OUO and the way bills, which wpre
takeu and probably destroyed. The
treasure boxes were found where they fell,
unopened, though there were indications
that, efforts had been made to burst the
doors. These were placed under guard
aud sent to Milwaukee by the morning
express. It is believed tht the robbers
were far from expert at. the business, but
their audacity fully made up for their in
experience. It appears that they were un
prepared to tackle combination safes and
this omission cost them heavily and saved
the company fiom heavy loss.
A Hot Chase Begun.
As soon as word was received at Mil
waukee officers were sent out on special
trains and pnt on the trail. The pursuit
will be a warm one, as the robbers hail
but about three hours start The goods
in the express car were literally blown to
ribbons and splinters, aud it is a wonder
that the express messenger was not killed
by the b uubardment.
STRATAGEM OF A MEXICAN.
ING THE VALUABLES.
TkaVresenre Boxes Thrown Out and the
I-:-1 '-"'f ; '' Train htarted. - '"
, Be pointed out the fact that they
were combination safes and satisfied the
robbers that be could not open them if be
would. Tbe robbers then compelled the
reueini court.. He Is a strong, Drigne
looking young man, thoroughly educated
and to all appearances well equipped for
the legal profession. He was born and
brought up in this state near Pender. He
was educated at the ludian schools in tha
east and was graduated last year from
tbe law school of the University of Penn
sylvania. - -
F - Hopes fur U'uinll ludtiualty.
WashixgioX Xov. - 13. The informa
tion is given on what is claimed to be
'iiigh authority that the Italian govern
ment is 'very hopeful that congress will
Vote a small indemnity to tbe families of
t he imprisoned Italians who were killed in
Jic" Orleans, and even if the indemnity is
Uot made Italy will establish the entente)
cordiale severed by the recall of Minister
Fava from Washington.
Trichina? is reported to have been found
in American pork in a town in itheinish
The strike on the Belt Line ; rail way at
St. Louis is over, the men winning their
A Bridgeport (Conn.) man wants to
back himself with (1,000 in an egg-eating
K. II. Smith & Co., ship brokers, of
Xew York, have assigned with liabilities
The great storm on the English coast ia
subsiding, leaving death aud destruction--in
lireailst tiffs exports during last October ,
were valued at -'4 413,334, against $5,343,- -
lid iu October,
Joe Mulhattmi. the "greatest liar in the
world," is locked up at Pittsburg, charged ;
with robbing his roommate. -' -
A fast uiirht postal service over the
Santa I'e road between Chicago and Kan'
sas City is soon to be established. - .
The total deposits in the national banks :n
f rt. Louis are, at latest reports, only . .
f ;4.KO.OIH. or about one-fourth that Of .
Chicago bauks. " .. .
A conspiracy is reported to have been
discovered in Alliens to overthrow the -
reigning dynasty. An ex-prime minister '
is said to have beeu implicated in the
The state of Babin. Brazil, will ask for
space at the World's fair independent of -the
spare granted for the uatioual exhibit
of Brazil, wherein will be placed a collec-
tion of uroducts peculiar to Bahia. -
He Sacrifices Auother Man In Order to
SAX Axtoxio, Tex , Nov. 13. Near La
garto, an isolated little town in Live Oak
county, one night last week occurred a
very peculiar murder. Antonio Vera and
Sebastian Torres, well-to do Mexican
rauchos, loved a girl named Cbiquita
F lores. Vera first met Chiquita, courted
her and was to marry, her when the fall
crop of cattle was sold. Torres then ap
peared on the scene. He came from south
ern Mexico and wore the picturesque
dress of that section. He was a handsome
young fellow, with plenty of money. He
bought a large pasture and stocked it.
Vera riots a Cowardly Murder.
The girl became infatuated with him.
Her lover remonstrated with her iu vain.
He burued with jealousy. Finally he
plotted to kill his rival. On seemingly
friendly terms with Torres, he invited him
to pass the night at his bachelor quarters.
Torres accepted, promising to call at the
house at 10 o'clock, after finishing a call
upon Senorita Flores. Vera got drunk
and went to his ram h a little after the
appointed hour. He entered his room.
Ouly the starlight was shining through
the windows. He could see tbe form of
Torres lying on tbe bed.
Cool Deviltry or Both I.overs.
He placed a Winchester to the ear of his
sleeping rital, blew out his brains, and
coolly lit a lamp. Holding it near the
body, he was petrified to see the blood
stained body of Ilermasn Ventro. As it
appears in the evidence Torres suspected
foul play and induced Ventro to take bis
place as the guest of the dispossessed
lover, having first literally loaded him
with mescal. Torres has disappeared.
The girl is still at her father's ranch.
Vera has surrendered, and unless he finds
mean to commit suicide will undoubted
DECIDED AGAINST LINDBLOM.
Tlie Chicago Board of Trad Man and
His Market Keport.
CHICAGO, Xov. 13. A special meeting of
the board of trade was held yesterday
upon petition of Hobert T.iudblom to de
cide upon tbe constitutionality of the res
olution adopted by the directors to pre
vent members from sending continuous
quotations from the floor. After hearing
from A. W. Green, the board's lawyer.
on tbe constitutionality ol tne resolution.
the meeting by a large majority adopted a
resolution approving ol tbe course of ac
tion taken by tbe directors and endorsing
tneir policy in not restoring tbe old sys
tem ol public continuous market reports.
What's tha Use Investigating;?
BREXHAM, lex., Nov. 13. A double
lynching occurred in the Yeagna bottom.
near Gay Hill, last Monday night. The
men lynched were negroes of the neigh.
borhood, and their bodies were discovered
Tuesday morning hanging to tbe same
tree. NotniDg definite is known as to the
cause of the lynching, except that tbe men
were taken from a negro dance, at which
a row occurred. The matter was not re
ported to the county officials until yester
day, and they are now investigating the
A Fall-Bloeded Ikdiaa Lawyer.
OMAHA, Neb., . Not. 13. Mr. Hiram
Chase, a fall-blooded Indian ot the Omaha
tribe, has been admitted to practice In tha
Chicago, Xov. li
Board of trade quo! at ions fur today were
as follows: ' Wheat Xo. 5 Xovember, opened
He, closer! itc; Ih-cemher, opened aSlcT-
closed V'Uic: May, opened $1.J3L, closed
Sl.O"-" Corn Xovember, opened 5oc, closed.
B.'14c; year, oened 8c, elosed 4"c: May, opened
fac. clocd -Vic. Oats Xovember, opened
3!'c, closed Sic; December, opened Sl.Hc
u-cd 9Hk: May, opened It!-, closed 52c
Pork lctrmb r, opened $-42U. closed t&Mi
January'. oiucd SUH. closed JU.i';
Mav. oiieuid closed Sll.Hj. Lard
December, opened 6 IU, closed 6.1a.
Prod ace: But er Fancy reparator, 28c per
lb: dairies fancy, frci, !&2lc; packiatr
Mork, frersh. HJijlV-. Live poultry Old
hie kens, .c per lh: spring, H.'sliac; roosters.
iVTrac: mixed turkeys, l'!4tHtc; ducks,
mixed. S'if-rj'ti-; geese. $5.l!ii.fl.l( per dor- Eg-fts
Kresli candled, 1,bh off, Ktc per doz; iro
house stock, isg.l9c. Potatoes Home-grown.
4!-jic per sack: Wisconsin and Michigan. .
common. V-; good to choice, 3rr;Hc per bu;
sw.et potatoes. J II i nois. J l.-'jdt 1.50 per bbl;
Jerseys. 'ir,i7.". Apples Common, fl-Su)
l.ai per bbl; fcood. $1.7."ft2.M); choice to fancji
ffi(aZ.:A1. , Cranberries-! ape Cod, tea Hp
Wt per bill; Jerseys, Jo.O.ltii.'J. jU.
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock
yards ranged at follow: IIos Market
rdther active, and prices steady at the da- "
cline late yesterday: packers and shippers
buying freely; sales ranged at J.3jr&3.5ir
pigs VI.iz-lHI likht, S3.o0iit3.e5 much pack
ing. M.iOJiAW mixed, and U.70&4.Ht heavy
packiiiK aud thippiu lots.
Cattle Market active on local aud ship
ping account, and prices well supported;
quotations ranged at $.j.Vii&fi.&i prime to ship
ping steers. 4,3ir -.mi good to rancy do., &IJ
tj.4.00 common to - medium do., $3.ntiiSS
butchers' steers. JI.S K&SMI no-kern, SaoOSa,-
iUOTeians. ti.j0fti,LOraniters. $.5i&3.4i) feed-t
era, tl.HH.b'l cows, J1.S ;.T5 bulls and
bJZb veal calves. - j
"Sheep Market n:olerately active and'
prices Otitic higher; quotations ranged at
J;l..iii,4.7u westerns, S3.7j&-'1 natives, and;
X'fcw York. Xov. 12.
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter cai.h, ft."!4: De
cember. $1.5"h: January, fl.lil: Kebruarv.i
Sl.li Corn No. 2 mixed ra-h. T7c: Decem
ber. ."!Hs-: January, Msr: February, ot'ar.
Oats- Dull but stea iy; Nj. 2 mixed casli.
SS!c; December, S7v; January, Itye J
Continues lirm and prices show no decided,
change; weMeru ntloat. tl."5rt.l.ltt; do Janu
ary. H.7. liariey- yuict tail steady: Xo. 3,
Milwaukee, 71iii:.. Pork Dud but steady;
new mm, Hn-7o. Lard Quiet; December, '
Ki.t'.: January. V . i
Live stock: Cattle -Market steady, but no'
trading In beeves; dressed beef, nrm: native (
tides. Hiia.ul-ie per lb. -heep and Lambs i
Mje-p. steady: laaibs alow at a reduction of.
Isc per lb. lloics Market hither; live bogs,!
Vi.uiu.i.40 per lUi lbs. -
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
an J pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
J u dge f or you r self .
In Cans. At your Grocer's