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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL XL. NO. b4.
KOCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2G, 1SU1.
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I Fer Week ISM Centa
ENJOY HEALTH, WEALTH AND PROSPER
ITY, AND TRADE WITH
The Coming Year.
L01QI GLOTHIKI CO
Wishes you one and all
AN OUTLAW AT BAY
Bob Sims, the Alabama Des
perado, Run to Earth.
A BLOODY TIGHT HI PROSPECT.
The Xotnrion Murderer Surrounded by
the Sheriff and Armed Men in His Own
Home II in Latest Atrocions Crime
Manghter of John McMillan and Ilia
Family Si Person Victims of the Mis
creant One of Them a Woman. One a
fiirl and One a Boy tlory hrintmaa
Celebration at Chicago.
Mobile, Ala., Dec. 2fi. Bob Sims and
his desperate associates are more than
likely to be dispatched off the f ace of the
earth within the next t went y-fiur hours.
T.ie wholesale slaughter of the McMillan
fimily, jx-rpetrated Wednesday night by
Situs and his pni. has aroused lth the
citizens and authorities to action, anil
troops and armed nu n are flocking to the
Sims homestead, where the desperado and
his associates are caged and surrounded
by a sheriff's party. The governor has or
dered the First regiment of state troops to
the aid of the sheriff and they left last
night for the some of action. The troop
have with them a field piece for Iximhard
mcnt, as it believed Sims and his iranir will
m ike a dcsieraie resistance and will sell
tln-ir lives dearly.
The Desperado Ltepins Work Again.
Sims' history is familiar to everybody in
Alabama. Several years ago he was furred
10 leave Choctaw county, and .lohn Mc
Millan was one of tlie leaders in the move
ment to expel him from the liordcrs of tit?
state. Sims and his gang came bark to
tlie comity quietly several days ai:o..and
at his first appearance came upon McMil
lan's teamster, Kdwanl Frost, who was
loinliiiLT merchandise on his wagon at the
steamboat landing. Sims leveled a Win
chester rifle at Frost's head, and ordering
him to drive on to bis (Sims'; hon-r kepi
him covered until he was opposite the
The Attack on McMillan's House.
He then forced Frost to unload t lie good
and carry them into his house, and sent
the teamster home with a parting injunc
tion Pot to turn his head at the peril of his
life, and a message to .lohn McMillan that
he (Simsi would come around that night
and burn his house am! murder him.
That liitrVit McMillan placed a strong
guard al-out his house ami the miscreant
did not appear. Hut at 11 o'clock edncs
day nigl t Sims and six meni'ocrs of his
gang rule up to McMillan's house. They
were all armed w ith Windiest r rifles and
commenced tiring through the windows.
While the occupants were thus kept ter
torized the fiends s-t fire to the house,
slaughter of the Inmates.
TwoVtscy lx'Vs. neighlx-rs of McMillan,
were ic the house, and emerged trom th?
frontdoor together. Charley ran t'--r lie
brush near the roadside and escaocd. i t u t
l.levvclhn was shot through the idy)in.l
fell in the doorv ard. .John Kenneily. Mc
Millan's father in-law. attempted to can y
t he wounded man into the store, and was
shot dead. Charley escned unhurt. John
McMillan took a position at one of the
windows and attempted to defend his
koine, lie was shot three times and can
not jHissihiy survive, (hie of tVe shots in
tended for him insiantly killed Minnie
Kennedy, his 12-year-old niece. Miss Belle
McKenzie. a schoolteacher who lioarded at
McMillan's, was shot twice in the neck
and cannot recover, and Freddie Kennedy.
McMillan's h-year-old nephew, was shot
and his holy burned tip in the house.
Sims' Daughters n the ;ang.
After 1 he 011 upant.s of the house were
either killed or mortally wounded the
fiends broke ill the store door, lighted the
lamps, helped themselves to all the goods
they wanted and drove "away. Sims, two
daughters are niemiiers of t he gang. They
are loth of age.and skilled in the use of the
rifle as well as licing experienced horse
women. Charley I'tscy sjiys that when
Sims and his gang left t he place they de
clared their intention of burning out and
miirdc! insr Dr. Franklin limw n and Frank
Ta'i . whs were interested iu the move
ment to drive Sims and his friends out of
GORY DAY ON CHICAGO'S " LEVEE."
igan and which rivals m brutality the
Whitechapel murders, vu brought to
light here yesterday afternoon, when the
body of Frederick Zpinden was found in
the German Lutheran cemetery, having
been literally hacked to pieces. Zpinden
bad left home Wednesday night to cut
some evergreen trees for Christmas, and
the police had been unable to tiud him
until yesterday' discovery. On the back
of tht man's head were eleven distinct
wounds, while he was stablied in tho
throat, right eye and ear. anil the bones Li
bis face wer broken. No arrests.
DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE.
HorriMe Crime the Ilqncl of Italiaa
Gkohgetown, Colo., Dec. ai. A large
settlement of Italians lives in this neigh
borhood. among them Guisseppe Peretti
and wife. Marco Peretti, Guisseppe's
brother, and Adam Chiarotturi chared
Guisseppe Peretti's cottage. They were
celebrating Christmas last night when
Adam and Marco lwanie involved in a
quarrel. A fight was imminent and the
former extinguished the light and ran into
Fatal Shooting in the Tnrk.
Tn an instant he renirneil with a revol
ver and began firing in the dark. Two
shots took fatal effect in Guisseppe's body.
Marco escaped at first, but returned to
protect his brother, when he received a
bullet through his heart. Adam then
placed the revolver to his Lead ami blew
his brains out. The murderer and suicide
was but 19 years old.
LIKELY TO CHEAT THE GALLOWS.
Sawlrlle Has a Stroke of Ai.oplcty Which
W ill I'mliaWy lie Fatal.
C.vsrohn. X. H., Dec. 2.;. Isaac Sawr
t. -lie. whose revolting murder of his own
brother. Hiram Sawtell.-. gained him wide
notoriety, and for which crime he was soon
t., suffer the extreme penalty, was stricken
with apoplexy Thursday night in the cell
in the state prison here. The heavy
breathing of the prisoner attracted a turn
key to Sawtclle's cell about 9 o'clock. The
warden and the prison physicians were
summoned and the latter remained with
the prisoner ail night. Yesterday the
prisoner was unconscious, and his pulsa
tions were Ix-comimi weaker every min
ute. He will hardly rally from the attack.
Itrntally Murdered Ills Wife.
I.OWK1.U Mass., Dec. ;;. Mrs. Alma A.
Mouiton, 3 years of age. was murdered in
a most cowardly and brutal manner
alvmt midnight Wednesday by her hus
band. Frank H. Mouiton, a dissipated har
Ikt. who beat her brains out with a flat
iron. He was perfectly suiter at the
time, but he quarreled with his wife
over some trivial matter and when she
would not give in "I let her have it with a
a flat-iron as hard as I could hit.'' said
Mouiton. lie then went and got beastly
ti rii iik.
Iliots, Shooting Anrays, and Numberless
, Fights Take I'lace.
Cui' ac.o. Dec. a'. It was a glad, joyous
Christmas on the Tx-vee"" yesterday. There
was a riot, several shooting affrays, num
lierless fights, a few running races, and
a parade of bloodthirsty black amazons.
Special interest centered in a hot, shooting
fusillade in Hen Turner's saloon on Cus
tom House Place, near Polk street, and the
crowd made a rush to t he scene.
One II ti no red Miots Fired.
Fully l't shots were fired, and to the
confusion was added the crashing of
broken glass on the sidewalk and the whis
tle of bullets over the heads of the mob.
The discharges of lirearms were simply
part of the programme for celebrating
Christmas by Mr. Turner's patrons. Offi
cers Heilman and Buckley pried their way
into the crowded and reeking saloon, in
tending to arrest Turner and the ringlead
ers in the merrymaking.
Mob of Angry Negroes.
A desperate hand-to-hand fight ensued,
in which many black heads were broken,
and before the darkies could be gotteu into
the patrol wagon, which had arrived, pris
oners and officers were covered with blood.
The negroes were finally taken, however,
and driven to the stat ion, followed by fully
800 shouting negroes, who congregated
about the station, making threats of burn
ing it. They were finally dispersed, how
ever, .nd quiet was once more restored,
Murder Caused by Jealousy.
Chicago, Dec. 26. K. W. Knurr, a
Pullman palace car conductor, was stabU-d
Thursday night by Martin Badger, the
wll-kuown Waliash avenue merchant
tailor, and will probably die. The trouble
grew out of Mr. Badger's jealousy which
had been aroused by Kmery's attentions, to
RIVALS JACK THE. RIPPER.
The Work of a Murderer at Detroit
Backed to I'ieeea.
Detroit, Dec. 25. One of the most
atrocioua murders ever committed in Mich-
Fatal Fight Willi an Outlaw.
Fcvsvn. ( a!.. Dec. Srt. Gratlan Da-tor,
the fugitive train mblwr who cscaicd
from "is;:iia jail last Scptcmlicr. was over
taken by officers in the mountains Thur
ila and in a dcserate fihl one of the
officers was hilled and two of the robber's
gang xvere wounded. Dalton. however,
escaped unhurt. He was convicted in Tu
lare county last January. Last S.j,tcm
In r. just la-fore sentence was pronounced.
Woman Arrested for Train Knhhery.
pKNVKi:. l)t-c. '.. A warrant has been
issued f,,r the arrest of Mrs. Minnie Hilton,
chargiim her withlMingan accomplice i:i
the roblx-ry of the Denver and Hio tirande
train near Texas Creek some months ato.
The woman is a daughter of Dick McCov.
one of the alleged robliers now under arrest
in this city, sl-.e is aso the mistress of
John Price, another of the train robbers.
Kesults of a Free Fight in Florida.
Mai Clkvnly, Fla.. Dec. 2i. A free
ficht occurred late Thursday night in a
tavern alnuit ten miles from here.in which
pistols and knives were freely usetl. When
the smoke of the battle cleared away
lames Sweat was found shot dead and live
Other men seriously wounded.
THE HORROR NEAR HASTINGS.
Eleven Dead and Three Seriously Hnrt
Corpse Robher About.
Takrttowx, X. Y.. Dec. 26. Nine people
in all were killed in the collision between
the fast St. Louts express and the Niagara
express on the New York Central railroad,
one mile north of Hastings Thursday
night. Their names are as follows: Thomas
Polley, Boston; Abraham Knight, conduc
tor; Gertrude Moore, Medina. X. V.: Miss
Lizzie Ford. Medina. N. Y.: .T. W. White,
car porter; Mrs. Ami Baldwin. New York;
Miss Libbie Yan Ar-dale. sc-hiwd teacher,
of New York; Miss Malel Slocuni, Lock
port. X. Y.J Miss Lillian Baldwin, New
York; M. It. Kbert. dentist, New York;
Edwin Wilcox. New York. The injured
are: Mrs. Homer K. Baldwin, New York,
seriously; Mi.s Annie Ford, slightly; D.
B. Murphy, New York, seriously; Harry
A. Jacobson. slightly: J. H. Btgnall,
Poughkeepsie, probably fatally.
Somebody Hob the Head.
Albert K. Herrick, the brakeman whose
carelessness caused the accident, fled soon
after the collision, and has not yet been
found. He will lie arretted if found. A
disgusting fact was revealed during tie
examination of the bodies by the under
takers. The vkcts of several of the vic
tims were found to have been either cut or
torn from their el. .thins:, anil all their val
uables, ini-hidttig pin ketlnxiks. jewelry,
etc . were nii--ing. Inquiry at the hos
p'.ta; amonsr the iniun-d shnw d thatsev
eiai 01 ihe.j. ti. . ha.- '.;- i. joi uc l
A ChristiiiH Frut rit-i.le,
S KTr.vn;. Neb., Dec. -.v.. Charley Ken
nridt. while on a Christmas spree, com
pletely disemlnjwcled his brother with a
butcher knife, and escaped. The wounded
man died last night. A large posse of ex
cited t it i.ens is hunting the murderer.
Condition of Lvman !. Vage.
Nfw York, Deo. 3'.. Lyman J. Gage
yesterday went grimly through the ordeal
of having that five-inch wound dressed.
The surgeon found nothing to shake his
faith in the absolutely satisfactory
condition of the case. He said just
after his ti o'clock visit ye.stenlav
afternoon that he could now safely
promise a complete and speedy
recovery, but the term speedy must lie ap
plied in its relative sense, as it- would be
many weeks liefore the patient could move
about like a well man. Not that he was
sick, but it took time for such a wound as
his to heal. The body must not lie put to
any strain to interfere with nature's mend
ing. His Stomach Was Full of Lizards.
Hanovkr, Pa., Dec 3'.. Daniel Mnm
mert, a farmer living near Kast Berlin,
Adams county, this state, had been suffer
ing for some time past from what was sup
posed to be pulmonary consumption. A
week or so ago he was seized with a vio
lent sjell of vomiting and expelled six
small lizards from his stomach. His con
dition liecame worse. and on Saturday, last
be died. It was found that his stomach
was literally alive with the reptiles. He is
supposed to have takeu them in while
drinkiug spring water.
A Slitter's Fatal Neglect.
Lincoln, Xeb., Dec. 3ti. Bessie Howard,
the 2 year-old daughter of W. A. Howard,
was suffocati-d yesterday. She had been
left asleep in the house alone by an older
sister who left her to visit a neighbor. In
her alrsenee the house caught Are ia some
manner. The firemen were not aware that
the child was in the house until it was too
late to save her.
State Treasurers F. J. Pons, of Florida,
is dead, of cancer of the stomach.
Dr. Simeon T. Clark, an authority on
mcr.tal di-eases, died at ls-kport, X. Y.
The factory of the L. Wolff Manufactur
ina romiKtuy. Chicaao, burned, loss,
( I .-y i.i .
Scotch land owners are getting a taste of
the land court and crofters" rents are
lieing reduced from 33 to Hii per cent.
The home of Mrs. Norman Ikinlen at
Fall River. Mass.. was robln-d of jewelry
and money to the value of aliout $15,01111.
The governor of Pernambttco has lic-en
driven out of the i it y in a riot in which
the police filed ou the people and killed
se vera 1.
After beating old man Brennan. aHuut
l igton. Pa., recluse, into insensibility, rol;
1h i-s ransacked his house and failed to find
a cent. The old man will die.
Colonel W. 1 Chun-hill, a lart-e owner
of the stock of the Louisville Jockey club,
and well known among horsemen, is lying
at the point of death from la grippe.
A tramp who has ln-cii cared for by tint
police f Wheeling for several days turns
out to 1h? John A. I iirens. missine heir to
an i-tate of iVi.Ml in Cortland, X. Y.
lmis Oliver, son of Judge J. Ii. Oliver,
of St. Paul, dropjied dead Christmas eve
while returning from a friend's house.where
he had left a present for one ol the family.
Henry Duuu was fatally, and seven
other men seriously, hurt by the ditchinjr
of a construct ion train on the Northern
railway in Mississippi, forty mihs south
Three persons were kil!i-d and sixteen
injured ill a railway accident at Barn by,
Suffolk county. Kugiaud. The fog was so
thick at the time that objects were not vis
ible three lccl away.
Senator Pettegrew, of South Dakota,
says t he idea of war with Chili is humor
ous a subject for comic opera. He offers
to arm South Dakotaus with clubs and
chase every native out of Chili.
A. M. Phillips and Millie Burns tried t
tret married in two states Nebraska and
Dakota and failed because Millie was too
young. Iowa law- was liberal enough and
t'.ie twain were made oue at last.
Christmas Day was inexpressibly dismal
at Ijondou. from the fact that the weather
was simply execrable, with icy sidewalks
and a fog that had to lie shoveled out of
the lobbies of the hotels, as it were.
Four monasteries were closed in Puebla.
Mexico, by the government. When the
officers went to ierform their duty they
were stoned by a mob of the faithful and
h id to tire thereon in self-defen.se, killing
one man and wounding several.
Milwaukee to Have a lub.
Milwaikkk. Dec. 2r.. President Iver
son. of the Milwaukee base ball club, has
returned from Chicago where he has lieen
to look up the outlook for Milwaukee f r
next season. "There nei-d In- no worry,"
said he. -but that we will have a club in
the field next year. The circuit has not.
yet lieen decided upon, but will probably
consist of this city. Minneapolis, St. Paul,
Omaha, Grand Kapids, Detroit, Columbus,
Kansas City and some other large place."
A Wonderful .lury Verdict.
LEBANON, Tenn., Dec. -Ji'.. The jury in
the case of George Duuway found him
guilty of murder, assault with attempt to
kill, and shoot ii.g with intent to kill. The
sentence was two life terms in prison and
two terms of eight and ten years re-pect-ively.
Having iu view the American ten
dency to mob law. the judge instructed the
sheriff to shoot the first man who attempt
ed to lav hands. ?i ti e i,ri, ner.
xo Market Keport.
CHICAGO, Dec. 'Jt;. Yesterday bein
Christmas the exchanges all over the
count ry were closed, and there is no market
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