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Vol. xli no. 282.
SOCK ISLAND. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, 189S.
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FORTUNE FOR FOUR
The Latest Train Hold-Up Pans
Out Very Well.
NEAELY $20,000 FOE EACH E0BBEE,
And the Job Done as "Easy as tying" '
Workmen Will Have to Walt For Their
Wages, However Particulars of the
Scoop on the Mineral Range Railway
Near Hancock, Mich. The Messenger
Explains How It Was Done Several Sus
Hancock. Micb., Sept. 16 It is netting
very unsafe to send money by express in
this country. This is what the governor
of Michigan might say to the governor of
Indiaua. That is also whHt the
American Express company might
think as it broods over the loss
o! 175,000 entrusted toit, though the
operations of the festive train robber.
This last exploit was performed on the
Mineral Range railway, between here and
Calumet, and four masked men did the
business with the greatest ease. The
worst feature of the matter is that the
money was being transited to the offices
of the Calumet and Ilecla Mining Co.
for the purpose of paying their hands.
Made Blood-Curd ling Threats.
How the train was stopped has not de
veloped, but when the robbers got aboard
two of them engaged the attention of the
engineer and train crew, and uttering the
most blood-curdling threats Jthe other
two proceeded at once to the car contain
ing the safe. There was no trouble in
getting into the safe. The roblers ordered
the messenger to do that, and he did it,
banding out the $75,000 very promptly.
There was no resistance on anybody's
part; the thing was too easy. After se
curing the booty the jobbers fired a volley,
and the one who whs guarding the en
gineer and fireman ordered the former to
"go ahead quick." He did. The af
fair wrs a complete surprise. The train
was crowded with men. and as people nn
in this section of the country are a deter
mined lot, as a class, the robbers might
have lteen defeated in their purpose if
warning had been given.
Selected a Good Locality.
The place selected for the outrage was a
short distance from this town, at a wild
spot. Indeed, the whole country here
abouts is wild and broken, and they could
not have found a place that was not
adapted by nature for a robbery. The men
were only in sight a few minutes after
they started away from the scene of their
crime and no trace of them has since been
found. The authorities at Hancock and
Calumet were notified of the robbery as
soon as the train could be pulled into the
town and pursuing parties were hastily
organized. It was two or three hour,
however, before really formidable posses
could be put on the trail, a sufficient timr
to enable the robbers to get a great start. .
Easy l'late to CJet Away From.
Hauc$ k is on a peninsula that runs up
into Lake Superior like a thumbadistance
of sixty miles or more. It is close to the
lake on the north nnil within easy reach
ing distance of the water on the other side,
a day's journey over a wild and broken
country sufficing to bring quick travelers
to points on l lie coast where they could
take passage by boat up or down the lake.
If they shouid not have a marine trip in
view the country would afford them shel
ter for im indefinite period of time. In fact,
a better place for the commission of a
train robbery and for the escape of the
perpetrators could not lie found in the
state than the point selected. The robliei
must have had notice of the large ship
ment of cash by the Calumet and Ilecla
company, for it is seldom that such large
sums are transferred over the road in that
Perhaps the Indiana Gang.
The robbery is not dissimilar in many
respects from the Indiana holdup a few
days ago, and the theory is entertained
hereabouts that the same men committed
both deeds. They bad ample time to
mate the trip from Kendallville to Han
cock, and there is no good reason why they
should not have done so. The entire
country is up in arms and the wildest ex
citement prevails. This is the biggest rob
bery ever committed iu northern Mich
igan. The country is full of idle and des
perate men. The Calumet and Ilecla com
pany will offer a large reward for the ap
prehension of the daring marauders.
JUGGED A COUPLE OF SUSPECTS.
On "l,riicrl Principle' nnl Some Credi
Theiitt men who became entangled in
the usual dragnet thrown out by the offi
cials after these train robberies occur were
'Mack'' King, the wrest lw, und "Jack"
Ki'iioe, a sporting character. Xo incrim
inating evidence was found upon their
persons, but there is nevertheless strong
circumstantial proof of their guilt. The
authorities and the representatives of the
mining company have been credibly in
formed of facts which lead to the conclu
sion that if they were not personally en
gaged in the crime they kept the real de
predators informed about the shipment of
the large sum to be used by the mining
company in paying off its employes. A
United Press representative went to the
scene of the robbery and interviewed the
people living in the neighborhood, but
none of tuem had seeu the men in custody
ubout the railroad track.
The passengers were not aware of the
robbery until the couductor ru3hed
through the train shouting: "There are
highwaymen on board." Much excite
mnt ensued, but the robbers did not put
in an appearance in the passeuger coaches.
The robbers gained an entrance to the ex
press car by smashing it in with a sledge
hammer which was secured at the penin
sula miue situated close by. The watch
man at the Peninsula says that he had not
noticed that anything was missing. After
securiug the rich booty and ordering the
engineer to pull out the bandits coolly
waiked down the track while the train
men utood on the back platform watching
them until they disappeared from view.
If the money is not recovered the Ameri
can express will be loser, as the money
was in their care. The money was shipped
to the Calumet and Ilecla company to se
cure tio pay ron oy vne rirsi .national
bank of Hancock and the National bank of
Houghton. Hundreds of re en are scour
ing the country in the hope of finding some
clew to the robbers. The general opinion
however is that the men arrested are the
A man named Gorman and another
named Challew have been arrested on
suspicion of being accomplices. The
wiductor of the train who saw the rob
beia walk away thinks their gait and gen
eral appearance corresponds to the ar
rested men. Jack Challew's wife attempt
ed to leave by a noon train, but she was
stopped and brought back. The prisoners
were put nnder $10,000 bonds in default of
which they were placed in jail. A man
named Entler from Marqutte, was also
THE EXPRESS MESSENGER'S STORY.
He Threw Vp His Hands ".Miglity Quick"
Ho' "gut-ox, Mich., Sept. 16. Express
Messenger Hogan tells the following story
of the robbery: "I was sitting in my
chair w"th my feet on a box, singing, when
I heard a crash and looking that way saw
a masked man covering me with two re
volvers and ordering 'hands up.' There
was another man just behind him. I
threw up my hands mighty quick and the
robbers took my gun away; the:i they de
manded the keys of the safe. I pretended
to be looking for the right key when they
threatened to kill me if I did not hurry. I
then opened the safe and took out the four
packages of currency and one of the rob
bers scooped them into a bag he carried.
"Backing out of the car door again they
fired two shots, evidently as a signal to the
robbers on the train, who orderedi he en
gineer to go on, saying: 'You will find a
rail pulled up about three miles ahead.'
The engineer pulled the throttle wide open
and flew for the Osceola telegraph office,
when the news of the robbery was at once
telegraphed here." This warning to the
engineer was very considerate of the rob
bers, as without it the train might have
been wrecked and lives lost.
Couldn't I'nderstand Vnited States.
Denver. Sops. 16. A special to The
Times from Leadville says that seven
masked men entered the brewery saloon
on the outskirts of the city and summoned
those present to throw up their hands.
The saloon was filled with Astrians who
had just been paid off, but the foreigners
not understanding the command fled out
the back door. Not a shot was fired by the
wouid-be robbers who filled themselves
with whisky and then departed.
That Kelseyville Story a Fake.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 16. The Kel
seyville story is a bald-headed fake, and
there is not a word of truth in it. The
town of Kelseyville consists of one house,
an abandoned post-office, and is on no rail
road. It has no town marshal to lead a
fight, never had a marshal, aud never will.
The story said the news of the fight was
telegraphed from Kelseyville. That town
has no telegraph office.
Notice to All Train Robbers.
Louisville, Sept. 1. Trainmen on the
Pennsylvania railroad, especially on the
division running out of Chicago, are now
said to be walking arsenals and are pre
pared to stand off an army of Daltons and
other train robbers.
I'.ill Dalton Is Ont West.
Foist Scoit. Kans.,Sept. 16. The sheriff
has received notice from officers along the
Strip line that Bill Dalton, the desperado,
and two companions are about to visit
this city. A posse has been gathered aud
will warmly receive the outlaws.
RAILWAY DAY AT THE FAIR.
The John Dull Engine Vnder Steam Tag-of-War
on Electric Road.
Chicago, Sept. 10. The most unique at
traction :it the World's fair today is that
presented by the railway men. The old
"John Bull" engine, owned by the Penn
sylvania road, was taken out and run over
one of the tracks in the exposition term
inal. This afternoon will be given on the
tracks of the electric railway a tug-of-war
between a 600 horse-power locomotive from
the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and an
electric locomotive of similar horse power
just buit by the General Electric company.
The two engines will be connected by a
specially made cable and a line drawn.
The engine which pulls the other twice
over the line out of three trials will be
the winner. The judges will be Chief
Barrett, department of electricity; Chief
Smith, department of transportation, and
General Manager Merrill, of the Chicago.
Burlington aud Quincy. This will be the
first test of the kind ever held.
Vermont had a very quiet celebration
yesterday, an informal reception being
held at t he state building. Kansas con.
eluded its festivities to-day, and Texas be
gan one. The programme includes music,
a reception and speeches by ex-Governors
Ireland and Hubbard. Mexico was to
have celebrated the anniversary of its in
dependence, but for various reasons the
celebraiion was postponed to October 4.
The total paid admissions yesterday
were ouly l.V0,T9, more than L'l',000 less
than the previous Friday. As there were
2"2!,000 paid admissions Sept. 9. the week
does not look like a record breaker.
Good I'rospect for Creditors.
Milwaukee, Sept. 10. A statement that
will be reassuring to people whose money
is tied up in the Wisconsin Marine, Fire
and Insurance company's bank is made by
George Hiles, who is cteditor of the bank
to the ktnouut of !5,0U). He says he is
"confideut in fact, I know as well as I
know anything that the bank, if its af
fairs are properly handled, will pay 100
cents on the dollar and 6 per cent, in
terest." Women Missionaries In Session.
Chicago, Sept. 16. The nineteenth an
nual convention of the Christian Woman's
Board of Missions was opened with devo
tional exercises led by Vice President Mrs.
A. M. Atkinson of Wabash, Ind., in the
Central Christian church. Xearly 250 dele
gates were present from all parts of the
United States, representing all the largest
women's missionary societies in the coun
try. Fifteen Soldiers Arrestea.
Knoxville, Tenu., Sept. 16. Fifteen
Oil creek soldiers Lave been arrested on a
charge of lynching Bichard Drummond
some time ago. They were taken to Knox
Two brothers named Clayton angered a
camp of Indians in North Carolina and
were captured, tied up to trees for a week,
their eyes, ears, noses and toes multilated,
after which they were partly scalped anil
The town of Villa-Canas, in the province
of Toledo, Spain, has been devastated by
floods and a large number of lives have
At a convention at Newcastle, Pa., be
tween wire-nail mill officials and members
of the Algamated association, the men
agreed to accept a 10 per cent, reduction.
The mills there hav been idle for over two
months and over 1,000 men will go to work
Trains passing into the borders of the
Cherokee strip are held up for the supplies
of water and ice thev carry by men frenzied
with thirst and who bear the marks of
fierce fighting over limited rations.
Eben Owens was instantly killed by the
explosion of a defective threshing engine
boiler on the farm of Evan Griffiths, ner
Columbus, Wis. The crew was at dinner,
otherwise many lives would have been In
The Sangamon county, HL.board of super
visors has appropriated $11,852 to purchase
seventy-nine acres of ground, additional to
the present county fair grounds, condl"
tioned on the location of the state fair at
Obituary: At Goshen, Ind., Lawyer
William Talcott, of New York, aged 51.
At Louisville, Ky., Dr. W. H. Gait, local
health-officer, aged 66. At New York,
Samuel Strauss. At Owensboro. Ky.,
Lieutenant William P. Conway, TJ. S. N.
The new British battleships Majestic
and Magnificent will head the list in point
of size. They will be 390 feet long, 75 feet
broad, 37)4 feet deep, of 14,900 tons diS
placement, and 17i knots maximum
At the exhibition at Antwerp next year,
for an original feature, after the manner
of the Eiffel tower and the Ferris wheel,
two captive balloons will be put together
and form a stationary atrial castle big
enough to hold 150 guests about 1,000 feet
above the earth.
In a cricket match recently Mr. Sprout,
of Liverpool, bowled nine balls and witjl
the last eight of them took eight wickets.
Insurance rates at Milwaukee have been
advanced from 10 to 2i. per cent, because of
heavy fire losses during the last year.
An eel two reet long stopped up a Ore
plug on Broadway in New York.
Aluminium plates are used in Germany
to engrave and etch upon, and it is spoken
of as a probable substitute for zinc and
H. T. Foutz of Mountain Grove, Va
celebrated his 70th birthday recently by
walking thiity-eight miles. Mr. Foutz
has two sisters, aged 03 and 85 years, and a
a brother who is 76 years old.
Oil Was Out Hut Gas Was In.
Canton, O., Sept.16. Henry Meilke,
foreman at the Wrought Iron Bridge,
works shop, entered a sixty-barrel oil tank
to see if the oil was all out. He carried &
lantern in his hand. The all was all out
of the tank, but the latter was full of gas
and an explosion resulted. Edward C.
Miller and Meilke were frightfully burned,
the latter perhaps fatally. Four boys
were badly burned, but will recover.
Meilke has a wife and six children.
Coopers Elect Officers.
Milwaukee, Sept. 16. The Coopers' In
ternat ional union has elected the following
officers and adjourned sine die: Gen "al
president.George A. Marhaler, of Chic. ;o;
secretary and treasurer, Philip Strejg,
Had a shot at the Kurglars.
Greenfield, Ills., Sept. 16. Two burg
lars blew the safe of J. II. Entrikin, lum
ber merchant. The noise attracted Pa
trolman Chinowith, who opened fire on
the burglars, who returned the fire and
ran, making their escape. One of the rob
bers was wounded.
Reduced Rates Indiana Day.
Chicago, Sept, 16. Central Traffic asso
ciation roads have authorized a one-fare
rate from all points in Indiaua to Chicago
for Indiaua Day at the World's fair, Sept.
27. Tickets at this rate will be sold Sept.
26 with return limit good till Oct. 5.
The loeai market.
New oats 2c.
Hay Timothy..-; OOSS9.00 ;npland. tS.003S9.OC ;
elouo , Jti.0O(3.i7.0O; baled. tl0.00Q9.0U.
Butter Fair to choice, 92 4 1 23c '.creamery ,35e
Scgf Freh, yjc.
Poultry Chicken!, 13c; turkeys docks
l'-Hc; sueee, 10c.
rnriT axo teowtabi Eg
Apples f 5 uoe? Sfi.00 per bbl.
Onions mc per n.
Tnrnips 40c per bu.
tame Bnieners pay tor corn
43.4HC; cows and
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
j Judge for yourself.
. In Cans. At your Grocer's