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VOL. XL. NO. 282.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1892.
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ONE OUTLAW DEAD.
Pennsylvania Rid of a Very Bad
FRANX COOLEY SHOT IN THE HEAET
Cornered by the Sheriff with Another of
His Gang They Open Fire "with Their
Winchesters Without Effect The Sher
iff's Oooil Shot On the Trail of Ramsey
Skillful Rascality or Conductors on a
Street Car Line Exposed by a Shrewd
Detective Criminal Items.
Usioxtown, Pa., Oct. 8. Prank Cooley,
the leader of the notorious Cooley gang,
was shot and killed yesterday afternoon
about 5 o'clock at the home of his father,
"Lute" Cooley, between Fairchance and
Smith field. The authorities some time ago
decided that their frequent raids into the
mountains would never capture the gang.
and they changed their tactics. George
Fisher, a United States secret service de
tective from Hagerstown, Maryland; Frank
Pegg, of Uniontown; Policeman Hartley,
of Fnirchnnce, and others have been quietly
lying about the neighltorhood for the past
three weeks. They oliserved that the gang
came down from their mountain retreat to
Old Man Cooley 's every Sunday for three
Sundays and amuse themselves playing
cards and drinking.
The Outlaws Ttun Down.
The sheriff concluded that they would do
this again yesterday and prepared to make
a capture. Karly in the morning Sheriff
McCormick and a few deputies from here
slipped out quietly to Fairchance before
daylight to avoid the spies of the gang
and joined the watchers in the field. Frank
Cooley and Jack Ramsey, the two most
daring of the gang, came riding down to
the Ccoley house about noon, and in the
afternoon went back of the house into a
field which had been lately cleared of tim
ber and was full of stumps. When the
sheriff's party came down on them Ramsey
and Cooley were lxth half lying ana hall
sitting against stumps with their Win
chesters beside them.
Cooley Shot Through the Heart.
Sheriff McCormick was in advance and
while some distance off Cooley spied him.
He and Ramsey fired live times at the sher
iff without getting up, but all their bullets
missed hiin. The sheriff had meanwhile
taken refuge behind a tree, and from this
place fired the ball that pierced Cooley's
heart as he lay against the stump, killing
him instantly. A i-.umltcr of shots were
fired at the outlaws by other members of
the sheriff's posse. Ramsey started off on
a run as soon as he saw his chief was killed
with some of the sheriff's party on his
heels, racing after him ond filing as he ran,
but he got away.
Still I'urmiinj; Ramsey.
Coroner Ilolbert. of Fairchnnce, was sum
moned and held Rn inquest on the body of
thedud outlaw, and he now lies at the
home, of his father. The greatest excite
ment prevails in the southern end of the
county, and a feeling of relief is felt over
- . - . , . 1 , 5 X-
Itierteatn or me ouimw jejuier. m.
the sheriff's party has returned, being still
on the hunt for Ramsey.
STRUGGLE IN MID-AIR.
Desperate Attempt to Commit Murler on
a Vainter't Scaflold.
Buffalo, Oct. 3. Two painters engaged
in repainting the cables and guy ropes of
the cautalcvcr bridge across the Xiaga;
river had swung a slender scaffold 2X) feet
above the seething stream on which to do
their work. They were loth Canadians
one a French-Canadian from Montreal
named Joseph Greaves, the other named
William Camel. -At dusk Saturday they
eiigagi-d in a h:ind-to-h.-.nl struggle, in
which t reaves nearly hist his life. ,
.AttHf l.cd with a Hatcliet.
What started the riup.rrel no one knows,
but Camel lost his Ummr. grasped a
hatchet nul threatened to brain his com
panion. Then ensued a duel the like of
which is rarely dcscrilsed except in fiction.
Greaves grasped the would-le iissassiu's
wrist, but Camel was the stronger and
prosed the weaker paintir to the edge cf
the scaffold, threatening to hurl him into
the river. To save himself from falling :
Grtavcs loosed his hold on Gamel's wrist
ami grasped at a rope. j
Saved ly a Sliracle.
Three quick, sharp blows were rained on
his defenseless head by the enraged assail- '
ant. Two fell on Greaves' back, and one
sr.lit open his skull back of the left ear. He
staggered, lest his hold and fell, but was
caught between two guy ropes as if by a !
miracle, where he lay out of the reach of
the other. With the blood streaming from
his cuts Greaves clinilted hand over hand
up the cables to the bridge floor. j
On 3lnrder Intent
Gamel followed, hatchet in hand. Here
another workman interfered and prevented
actual murder. The wounded man was
carried to the Canadian shore. Surgeons
were summoned and dressed his wounds.
It was then discovered that an artery wps
cut and for a long time it was feared that
the patient would bleed to death. It is
doubtful if he can survive. Camel escaped.
THEY WERE TOO AVARICIOUS,
Or They 3His't Have Continued In
dellnitely K.iioc5lnar Down."
CrsciXXATI, O., Oct. 3. A few weeks
ogo ilia Cincinnati and Covington Street
Railway' company reduced the fare from
10 to 7 cents and travel was greatly in
creased, but strangely enough the revenue
was largely decreased. The company em
ployed Detective K. A. Miller, of Cleveland,
to discover the cause If possible. Miller
came here cud bcgiui running a car. He
was affable and soon had a staunch friend in
every conductor on the road. One night
about a week ago -when he had made his
last trip a conductor said to him: "Are
you short tonight'' - - - -
Got a Clue and Solved the Pnxale.
"Yes'" said Miller. The conductor then
handed Miller a lot of punched tickets. He
took them to bis room and made a careful
examination of them. He found that one
of them bad been scorched. He at once
inquired from headquarters what was done
with punched tickets after they were re
turned by the conductors, and was in
formed that tbev were sloced in a sank and
, Attned In tlw Dor.-w houn furnxw
fratchetftne operation rrolii a place ot so
crecy and the leak was discovered.
Cost the -Company 1 00,000.
A clerk threw a large sack full of punched
tickets on the edge of the fire and left the
room. The fireman hastily took up a rake
and withdrew the bag of tickets, stamping
out the fire. These tickets were sold to
conductors, ICO for S3. The company then
tried several plans to catch the conductors
who were using them and were at last
successful in locating six of them and esti
mate that the amount of money stolen will
range anywhere from $50,000 to $00,000 land
say the stealings have been going on for
The Meanest Case of Bunco.
Chicago, Oct. 3. Saturday an unknown
scoundrel met a messenger boy and gave
him a bundle to take to a certain address,
and a note. To secure the safe delivery of
the bundle he induced the boy to leave in
his possession a watch worth $1, a $2.50
ring and 40 cents in money. The errand was
promptly executed and the note delivered.
It read: "'Dear Harry: Please give this
boy my package of clothes. I le is all right.
I am in a hurry for them. Your brother,
WilL" There was no "Dear Harry" there
nor ever had been, and when the boy
looked for his employer he had vanished.
Headfirst into a Train.
ALTON, Ills., Oct, 3. An unidentified
man committed suicide Saturday after
noon at Edwardsville crossing in a pecul
iarly horrible manner. He was walking
beside the "Big Four" track, and as the Al
ton express came dashing along he stepped
on the track, folded his arms and prepared
for death. The train was o:?y a few yards
away, and just as the engine bore down
upon him he sprang head-first at it like a
person would in diving. He was instantly
I sttonuca cnurcn service yesreraay monr
Did Crooked Whisky Hum the Church?
Camdkn, X. J., Oct. 3. The Dudley
Methodist Episcopal mission at Dudley,
Camden county, was destroyed by an in
cendiary fire Saturday. Loss, $1,750; insur
ance, $l,0ii0. For some time the congrega
tion has been fighting "crooked whisky" in
the township, and the church members de
clare that this led to the burning of the edi
fice. Jurors Are Getting at the Idea
DcxsvriR, Cal., Oct. 3. The jury at the
coroner's inquest on J. W. Smith, who was
lynched Friday night, has found that
Smith came to his death by strangulation,
and that the same was caused by parties
unknown to the jury, and they exonerate
the parties concerned.
CONDITION OF THE PUBLIC D3BT.
A Net lecreae Shown of Nearly -.00,-OOO
Income and Outgo.
Washington, Oct. 3. The statement of
the condition of the public debt and treas
nry on the 30th of Sept. shows a decrease
during the month in the former of $70S,2..",
and an increase of cash in the latter of -,-743,573,
a net decrease of $3,451 :?.. There
was an increase of i:0 in the interest War
ing debt ; a decrease of SAV-ftiO in the debt
Oil which interest has ceaed. and a de
Drease of $"M.75iiJ in the debt hearing no
interest. The total debt is $,.V.,513,i(V4.13.
The cash lialance in the treasury exclu
sive of the SltAWK'.iKtl gold reserve, was
fc31.S95.91S.34. Of this amount lfi,275.
S3S.C1 was on deposit in national banks to
the credit of disbursing officers and on gen
Receipts and Expenditure.
Coin in the treasury vonsisted of $240,605,
JOS.SOgold against which cert ideates amount
ing to $14r,55.",'.fS( Juul Ihcii issued and $454,
725, 7S3.31 'silver, with $32i.4f.!t,:V4 certificates
outstanding against it. The total receipts
for the month were $31,$41,27.tt against
KO.'iOl ,247.25 iu SepteinlK-r, 1SWI, and the
increase was almost entirely from the cus
tom house. Iast 7110:1th the customs dues
f.H-ted up 17,2('..!'i7.SS: in September,
they were $14.120,Pt0.3O. Expenditures last
month were $2S,917.7!$.74, against $S..m,
a"year ago. Pensions were chargeable
svkh the grcst bulk of the increase, being
M2,( .54,307,13. In September, I'M, the pay
ment on that account were $0.(!S2,STS.75.
Undressed by the Lightning.
Dethoit, Oct. 3. Otto Zaston was struck
by lightning Saturday and every stitch of
his clothing was torn from his body. His
boots were foand two roils from where he
was struck at Midland. His coat was
riddled and made into rags. There was
not a mark upon Zaston's body. He was
discovered about ten feet from where he
stood at the time of the shock. He seemed
to have been lifted and carried bodily.
Woman Sentenced to Hans;.
Ralkigh, X. C, Oct. 3. In the superior
court of Hertford two negro women
Martha Halley and Leach Nixon have
been convicted of poisoning Mollie Nixon
by placing arsenic in her food. Leach
Nixon is sentenced to Ite hang Dec 5, and
Martha Halley to life imprisonment in the
HAZARD IN THE MAIL SERVICE.
Account of His I'cath That Puts It in a
Washington, Oct. 3. Colonel W. P.
Ca:iad:iv. ex-serireant-at-amis of the United
. ,. i i , .
Olilies euitie, w uut- iifaiu iitvurmt
Tuesday, was buried Friday a ft ."-noon.
The case has taken on some my.- u rious
features and the theory is advanced that
the colonel did not commit suicide. An
rxpi-rt glazier says the window in the nn ia
where the deceased was first found 1 sound
to the door was broken from the outside
Mid the gentleman who c-it h::n h-.!f rji" 3
l:e 1::. i r. thai C i:irt I."y ha 1 tied
w;rs: i i:;: .: !. ".': cceupauis of
hot?: st.-.r.-t'i:-.t thry heard voices in
rof .'.- -.:.. m t.. u
Clhtr fact Th:.i .re li:tporf a:it
Thovfjici.-., toother v.i-.h ti e f..ct that
ertjvln personal property the et.lonel vr:;s
known to have iu his exv?it:u::i. not.i"!y
two ;o'.d v.-al. c-iT.v.r.t '-e found r.ndthe
atber f::t iict iii .1 n 1' ;x-r-. ; : that the
shanvil !';'-.v f--.- : tl-.e ;".cor of the
r:o:.i ;;ii iv v ! :. i. nls of notes for
money lo::.. ' y i.:::. warrant his friends
in rss.-:tli:.; : .- r ;!.i r." was a genuine burg
lary, i.:;d l! ..,. ii;e colonel did kill him-
eif he was driven to it by the conscious
ness that he was unjustly suspected.
TEN OUT OF ELEVEN DEAD.
Wanamaker Thinks It Should Re
Washington, Oct. 3. In announcing
the deaths of the postal clerks who were
killed in the railway accident at Shreve, O.,
Sept. 21., the postmaster general says: "I
must again give expression to my profound
regret that the department is not author
ized to extend a more substantial recog
nition of the faithful services of clerks who
die at their posts." In his previous annual
reports to the post master general. Second
Assistant Postmaster General Bell, who
has charge of the railway mail service, has
urged that cf r.gress should make some pro
vision for the families of the railway mail
clerks who lose their lives through accident
on the roads, but without avail, owing to
the opposition to the establishment of a
civil tension list.
Will Tac!:le Cong-res Ajjain.
In his report this year tieneral Bell will
dwell more strmixly than ever upon tho
necessity cf legislation authorizing the
postmaster general to pay to the families
of such clerks as lose tbrir lives at least
one year's jy. to meet expenses incurred
by death and tide them over until they can
make preparation for future subsistence.
This plan General Bell thinks could prop
erly meet the objection that is urged
against a civil pension list. A glaring in
consistency in theservibe now is that while
a railway mail clerk who is injured in a
wreck and temporarily incapacitated for
duty receives his regular pay until able to
resume wot':, nothing is or can be done
for a clerk who loses his life.
HAD THEIR RAZORS IN
A Couple of Negro Tramps Play
and Get Into Trouble.
Jefferson vi lle, Ind., Oct. 3. John
Johnson and James Turner were unmerci
fully cut Saturday afternoon by razors in
the hands of Osa Chambers and James
Wilson. The layout was composed of the
toughest negro element in the city, and the
difficulty wh.ch led to the fatal wounding
of two of their number was precipitated
over a game of "craps" played at a point
north of the city and known as the "Hedge
Fence." On being examined by a physician
it was discovered that Johnson had been
stabbed, cut and slashed thirty-two times.
He cannot recover.
LoKt His Nose and One Ear.
Wilson received almost an equal num
ber of wounds. His nose and right ear
were cut off, causing that portion of Lis
physiognomy to present a horrible appear
ance. He is dying, and it is unlikely that
he will survive the night. The would-be
murderers made their escape, since which
time their wherealxtuts are unknown. The
negro element are much agitated over the
RlTVdr. A large posse of that class are out
scouring the country in the hope of run
ning t hem down. If caught it is said that
Ttr Loral mrkrts.
Rye Wtst .
tiran -sV mt cwt,
Shi e'uff f 1.00 tcr cwt.
Ilsy Titnoihv. $s.?M0: upland, $31-10: flonjh
6i8; bakd. $il (XK314 50.
Bntter Tel r to choice, 18c; creamery.
ESS Fres-b, 15c; packed IOC.
Poultry Chickens, 10G1J-4; tsrkeys
dutke. liHc; geee, 10c.
mriT and tnniBLEB.
Apples f.2.$2 T5 per btl.
Potatoes fF fine.
Turnipe 155 50c
Catt'e Batchers pay ior com fed steers
SSftHc; cows and ntifet. Si⪼ calves
Hard 7 5HCIT TS."
Soft 3 iOaa 30.
Common boards fl.
Joift Scantling and timber, 12 1
Every additional foot inlenrt
X A XSt inxlesfS 75
bath $2 50
Fencire 12to 16feet $18.
oc bourds.rongb (14.
ritat Is the Record of the Norrle Mine
Ashland, Wis., Oct. 3. Up to 8 p. m.
Saturday four bodies had been recovered
from the Xorrie mine. The other six are
undoubtedly dead. The rescuers are still
hard at work, but have reached no
more bodies; neither do they hear any
more soundings. Everything is as still as
death, and the finding of four corpses tells
but too plainly the story of those still en
tombed. Those found were terribly crushed.
The funeral of three of them Matt Wat
son, John Hermanson, and Samuel Desh
tm took place yesterday.
Mrs. Barrisoa Somewhat improved.
Washington, Oct; 3. Dr. Gardner said
yesterday that Mrs. ifarrison enjoyed the
best rest Saturday night she has had since
her return from Loon Lake. There was
also, he said, a sensible diminution of the
accumulation of water in - the lung. The
good condition of the patient noted Satur
day was -visibly improved. For the first
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