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k Island Daily Argus.
VCL. XLI NO. 284
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 19, 189S.
I Single Copies S Cntl
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A car load of handsome bed room suits going
at the following prices.
worth dO go at
clemann & s.lzma
1 -." and l.r)27
fur Purpose In Advertising
in let everybody wlio buys clothing that's all Man
kind hfre about know that, our f.ll suitings art in, and
ttiut the finest evtr displayed in ti.e city. You are es
rectlully invited to call and Bee the latest in patttrns
and styles, in fall and wiuter wear.
'Call and leave your order
Star Block Opposite Harper House:
SAX&RIQE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL
We are now prepared to show you the
grandest stock of
CLOTH 1 1!G
At Prices Far Below all Competition.
We will savL you 25 per cent on Children's
Suits, and have by far the largest line to select
"As usual, only more so,"
Underselling Everybody on
SAX& RICE, ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
fHEY ABE BARGAINS.
Remember we have only one car load to dis
pose of at the above manufacturer's prices.
124 126 and 12y
located in hie new ahcp.
At 324 Seventeenth. Street.
Opposite the Old stand.
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LABOR. TIME, MONET
Dse it your own way.
It is the beet Soap made
For V aching Machiue use.
WARHOCX & RALSTON,
Is Life w'tb Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure yoo and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper Douse Pharmacy.
Joiin Volk. & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wood work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bit. Third and Fourth avenues.
Explains the Train Robbery
Near Hancock, Mich.
EXPEESS MESSENGER IS THE JOE
Probably the Leader of tbe Gang, a Dozen
Members nf Which Are Now In the
Clutch of the Law One of the Bobbers
Confesses the I'lot Disappearance o.
Moat of the Money, Only S 14,000 oi
Which Baa Ueeii Recovered.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 19 General Man
ger Philbln, of theMessaba road, has re
turned from Marquette and tells an in
teresting story of the capture in Marquette
Sunday evening of the robbers who held
the Mineral Range train up last Friday
morning. The case against the robbers
8'iys Mr. Philbin, was worked up from a
clue furnished by the engineer of the train.
The man who covered him with a revolver
while the robbery was going on showed a
f.imilarity with the working of the engine
that proved that one of the robbers at
least was an old railroad man. Tbe en
giii' er w is unable to see tbe man's features-
f r tliema.sk which .cohered them,
bnt rioognijsed the man's voice and in his
report stated that he was sure the man
had formerly been employed on the road.
Led to a Well Grounded Suspicion.
Suspicion fell on a young Frenchman
named George La 1-iberte, who
was formerly a fireman on the
Mineral Range road. It was discovered
that he had been missing from his home
in Marquette for two days at the
time of the robbery, and that on Wednes
day he borrowed a revolver which be re
turned on Saturday. On Saturday-search
was mad for him, but he could not be
found. When the officers inquired at the
house they were told by bis mother that
she did not know where lie was. The gen
eral manager of the South Shore evolved
t he plan by which Liberte was captured.
Tbe young Frenchman only a week or two
before had applied for a position on the
road as n brakeman and a call boy was
sent to the house, as is done when a man
is wanted fur any train crew. The boy
left word that Liberte was wanted to go
out on a train and that he was to bring bis
dinner pail ready for work.
Tbe Fly Walks Into tbe Parlor.
Liberte's mother denied that he was at
home when the boy called, ;but a few min
utes before the time set for the departure
of the train Liberte came to the office of
the general manager and was arrested by
the marshal, who was in waiting. Liberte
at first denied all knowledge of the affair
and it was decided to take him to Hough
ton. A special was made up and he was
put on it with the officers, but before the
train was out of tbe yards Liberte weak
ened and said that if The officers would
take him back to Marquette be would
make a (nil confession. In jail at Mar
quette tfe told a story which Implicated
the express mesBcngejJIogan, who was
in charge of the tnoWT- Jack King, ' the
wrestler; a brother of Ilogan, who was
formerly an u press! messenger; the bag
gage master of thePouth .Shore road at
Marquette; a Marquette saloonkeeper and
a liveryman of the same place.
Headed by the Express Messenger.
The two latter were not present at the
time of .the robbery, but knew of it and
gave aid to the cang. According to the
story told the express nie-.ser.ger was one
of, if not the ringleader of the plot. It is
believed that he furnished the informa
tion as to the train the money was on and
pointed out the place where it could best
be flagged and then robbed. He made a
pretense at resistance to deceive the rest
of the train crew, but gave up the money
willingly. Liberte stated that after the
money was taken from the car it was put
into a trunk and checked as baggage from
Houghton to Marquette. The baggage
master at Marquette, while not originally
in the plot, knew of the contents of the
trunk very shortly after its arrival and in
this way was made a party to the crime.
SEARCH FOR THE MONEY.
in a Trunk by the Robbers It ninn.
pears rart of It Recovered.
Liberte after he had made his confessiou
showed thcoflicerswherethe trunk was to
be found, but when it was opened the con
tents had been removed and Becreted in some
other place. Liberte declared that he knew
the money was in the trunk when it left
Houghton, but he did not know what be
came of it. Afterwards be told the officers
where a portion of it was likely to be
found and some of it was recovered. There
was good reason to suspect that the re
mainder was concealed in a cellnr near
the Marquette station and when Mr. Phil,
bin left Marquette at midnight, three
places were being watched and Liberte
said that the money would be found in one
of the three places.
Although he did not admit it the hints
be gave the officers as to the probable loca
tion of tbe money led them to believe that
he knew .all about the removal of the
money from the trunk on its arrival at
Marquette, and they had no doubt of their
ability to induce him to tell where all of it
could be found. The officials of the South
Shore road believed that of the mouey they
had not yet recovered when Mr. Philbin
left not more than $3,000 would be entirely
The developments of Sunday night were
kept a secret in Marquette and nothing
was known of it there. There are alto
gether about twelve men implicated in
Libertes confession and up to midnight all
but one of them were under arrest. Tbe
story was kept a secret so that all might
be captured before they could be alarmed
by any of the arrests or by the news of
Up to this writing only $14,000 of the
stolen money has been recovered. Tbe
men now under arrest are A. S. Cannon,
of Hancock, a young man of good family!
whose trunk was used to carry away the
money; John King, an athlete; Chel-
lew, a saloonkeeper of Negaunee; Michael
and John Shea, saloon i.sts at
Marquette; Tom Winters, baggage
man; Moses Lotgtin, brakeman
on the train robbed; D. W. Jlogan,
tbe messenger on the robbed car; Ed Ho
gan, saloonist; W. Shoup, back driver, aud
Butter, a habitue of Chellew's place,
Also, of course. Liberte. This man bad
lost his piacfln tne reduction oi nahas on
the railroad and has been associating with
some of the tough characters who had
been suspected of the train robbery.
The part each played in the robbery is
stated as follows: La Liberte covered the
engineer and fireman while tbe others
looted the train. King, the athlete,
smashed the express car door with a
sledge hammer. Chellew and Butler
rifled tbe safe and the rest carried away
the plunder. The SM.COO recovered was
found in Shea Brothers saloon, so It i(
stated, but th police refuse to confirm.
The fact that the trunk was empty when
found has suggested that a second rob
bery was perpetrated aud the robber
robbed, and Messenger Hagan's brother is
suspected in this matter.
It is now proposed to rearrest Jack Ke
hoe, who was released Friday because it
swmed evident that he bad nothing to df
with it. It has since leaked out that hi
purchased the cloth of which the maskl
were made at one of the stores at Han
cock, took it with him to Calumet and
there manufactured the masks for th
robbers. Cannon, whose trunk was used
denies any comp'icity in the robbery. Hi
has engaged counsel for bis defense, whe
says that he has no doubt that he car
clear him of all blame. As one reason h
gives the fact that Cannon had wanted
to leave every day for two weeks past, and
just happened to leave on the Saturdaj
noon train. It was his apparently sudden
leaving that caused his arrest.
THE NATIONAL CORNERSTONE.
Incidents or the Capitol's One Hundredtt
Wasiukcwos, Sept. 19. It was about
dark before the oratory that marked th
commemoration of the centennial of th
Capitol cornerstone was concluded. A
feature of the procession that escorted th
president to the Capitol was a company o!
Red Men clad in Indian costumes. The
president was loudly cheered as he took
his place as presiding officer. The scent
was one of great animation, and the daj
being a perfect one nearly everybodj
in the city was present. The president'i
speech, as is his wont on such occasions
dealt with the true significance of.thc
laying of the stone the strncture typified
the edifice of American liberty and citizen
The oration of the day by William Wiri
Henry was historical and eloquent. He
reviewed the progress of the national
capital frcun the time when Thornai
Moore calied it
This embryo capital, where fancy sees
Squares in morasses, obelisks ia trees;
Which second- iptited seers even now adorn
With shrines-unbuilt and heroes yet unborn.
Up to the present stability of country
and city typified in the Capitol building.
He closed with a tribute to the founders
of the nation whom
Apes on aires shall your fate admire.
No future day shall see your names expire.
While stands the Capitol, immortal dome.
The whole diplomatic corps was present
and the magnificent uniforms of the mem
bers added much to the interest of the
scene. The Capitol building was beauti
fully decorated with tbe national colors.
Speaker- Crisp apoka very briefly, Jw-hilL
justice urown s address was a comprheen
sive review of the part ia national affair,
played by the supreme court. Commis
sioner Parker, of tbe District, closed the
speech making with an eloquent address.
He said this was an event of more than
local importance. To speak of London
was to speak of England. Tbe name oi
Paris covered that of France. To refer to
Austria Vienna only had to be mentioned.
And Rome, with her eternal bills, over
shadowed all Italy. And so every citizen
of the United S ates thrilled with patriot
ism at the mention of Washington.
The concluding number was "America,"
in which the band, the choir and tbe great
audience joined, and never probably were
the words of tbe national anthem given in
a more inspiring manner.
APPREHENSION AMONG THE WHITES.
t ears of a Race War as the Result of the
Xew ORLEASs.Sept. 19. Several negroes
were seen in the neighborhood of Camp
Parapet, armed with Winchesters. They
made threats that they were going to be
avenged for the lynching of the three
J ulious. This was immediately communi
cated to the leading men of the parish,
who Bent out couriers and soon had
gathered quite a small army. A squa-
of forty men were left in the camp and
the other men were distributed in squads
of from five to fifteen men all along the
riverfront at intervals half of a mile and
on all the roads leading into the interior.
These men were kept on duty all night un
Two squads of mounted police from the
city were sent to the rescue and made the
round of the parish. The negroes disap.
peared as if they had been swallowed up
by the earth. Not a single negro was seen
throughout the night, and this gives the
impression that they are congregating at
some point in the interior unknown to the
whites. Tbe guards are at their posts
again, but up to a late hour there has been
no trouble. Posses are still scouring the
woods for tbe negro Roselius Julian, but
be seems to have been successful in elud
ing them. Rumors of all kinds have been
rile, but investigation has proven their
All Returned to Work.
PlTTSliUKU, Sept. 19. Brown & Co.'i
Wayne Iron works, Tenth street and Du
quasne way, have resumed operatiou, their
former employes reporting for duty to a
man. In anticipation of possible trouble
the entire police reserve of the city went
on duty at the mill. They found nothing
whatever to claim their attention and
withdrew from the mill. By uuanimous
vote tbe 6u0 employes decided to go to
work notwithstanding the fact that the
firm positively refused to sign the Amal
Highway Robbers at Large Again.
DENVER, Sept. 19. James K. Stratton,
the famous mail-box robber, known all
over tbe country for bis shrewd and dar
ing crimes, and Joe Kennan, a highway
robber, have escaped from the Btate peni
tentiary at Canou City. They sawed the
bars, scaled the wall and let themselves
down with a rope made from their bed
clothes. John J. J-ister, a Ueurgetowu, D. C,
vjwu, w'iui 10 uave wneeleu iin.l miles
in twenty-four hours, breaking the record.
Engineer, Fireman and Rrakemao Killed
Minneapolis, Sept. 19.-The engine and
fourteen cars of the first section of the
east bound freight train on the Chicago
Milwaukee and St, Paul railway was de
railed at an open switch at Olivia, Minn
a small station on the Hastings and Da
kota branch, ninety-three miles from Min
neapolis. Engineer George W. Remsen
Fireman Charles Heddingu and Brakeman
Anthony Brewer, all of Minneapolis, were
instantly killed. v "8,wero
Cochran Still Short S2S.OOO.
Philadelai'HIA, Sept. 19. Henry S.
Cochran, the embezzling mint weigher,
has been arraigned before United States
Commissioner Bell and held in (30,000 I ail
in order to give him time to procure co n
sel. He was remanded to the custod of
a deputy United States marshal. Suj er
intendeut Bobyshell testified that the
shortage amounted to (23,000.
Hope for a Merry Christmas.
XcyiWALK, Conn., Sept. 19. Business is
again picking up in Norwalk and tbe i ir
rounding towns, and the outlook for . ha
winter is considered exceedingly bright.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Sept. 18. The following are
the weather Indications for twenty-four hours
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and
Illinois Generally fair weather, except in
northern portions; slightly cooler In Illinois,
except stationary temperature in extreme
southern portion; winds becoming southwest
erly or westerly. For Lower Michigan
Showers; slightly warmer in the vicinity of
Alpena; southwesterly wiuds. For Up pel
Michigan Showers; ojoler ia western por
tioa; winds beooming northwesterly. Fof
Wisconsin Fair weather, preceded by show
ers in eastern portion; winds becoming
northwesterly; cooler. For Iowa Fair,
cooler weather; northwesterly winds.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, Sept. 18.
Following were tb.8 qu nations oa thi
Board of Trade today: Wheat September,
opened 6H$c, closed ssjsc: December, opened
Ti'Hjc, c.osei Kz; May opened T&Jgo,
closed V&s. Cora September, opened ic,
cloeed tuSgc; December, ope ed tl$c, closed
sljjc; May, opened Mc, closed Uyyc. Oats
September, opened Zac. c osed iUfa; Oc
tober, opened K64 closed 28c; May.
opened a?jc; closed 31Jc. Pork October,
opened tll.8, closed fliUu; January,
opened, (13.V0, closed $14.10. Lard Sep.
tember, o ened J3.8TJ4, closed 9. 03.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today raagel at follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the Jay, 87,003;
quality fair; left over, about 2,uu0; market
f.irly active; 10.113c higher; sa.es ranged at
t4.3.6. pigs. 5.851.80 light. $J.5d!&5.75
rough packing, s.8j(ii.ti mixed, and i.St
8 35 heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
1S.UJ i; qual ty fair; market rather met
on local anl shippng account; go 3d grades
rather firm at former figure ; other Qualities
steady, but not qaotably lower; quotations
ranged at $5.2 ifi.8 1 choice to extra shipping
steers, 14.5J5J5.1U good to choice do., i3.j
&4.45 fair to good, 93.30 3.70 com
mon to medium do, f3.U0&3.7d batch
ers' stoers, 12.0K&2JS stackers. (!.50&3.UQ
leeaers, i.ur;n(j cow a.uuji.Kj heifers
&SJ0 boil, $2.uoa;.S Texa. steers.
az.t wea era rangers, and $3.50$.6j
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day. '
13,IWU; quality fair; market rather dull but
prices well supported; quotations ranged
at $i25 J3.70 per WJ lbs, Weiterns. 81.W13.8J
Texas, $l.(W.Jt.23 natives aad f-'.5oJt.BJ
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, UVi"
85o per lb; fancy dairy, SJ&SJc; packing
stock, I4c. Es Frosa stock, lie per dor,
loss off. Live poultry Spring chickens. Do
perlb; roi,trs, 6j; tirkes. lJJiUc; ducks,
Uc; geese, $3.UUa3.'U par doz. Potatoes
Wisconsin Rose, 75c per bu; fancy, 7sc;
home grown. tl-"0il.25 per lj-bu sack.
Sweet potatoes Jersey. gj.OJ per bbl; Bal
timore, i.2iJ.5J. Apples N'ew. fair to
choice, S2.u04t2.7i per bbl. Honey vVhite
clover, 1-lb sections, 12 -$ I. Is; broken comb,
oc; dark cajib, f o l on ia, Ijijo; ex
Nkw York, Sept. 18.
Wheat October, 74&74-ic; December,
77-3,77 5-16c: May. bi$HtHc Corn No. S
moderately active an firmer, 60ic; Octo
ber, 4743t8i4c; November, c; December
49fr&499c; May, 5JHaio Rye Not quot
ed. Oats No. dull and firmer; state, 37
41Hc: western.-3jlHo; October, 333.32;
November, 320,30. Pork Inactive, but
firm new mess, SU.fOia 17.50. Lard Quiet
and nominal: steam, (8.4S.
The Loral Markets.
New oats 2fic.
Hay Timot hv.lS OOSS9.00 ;npland. f g.OOatiOO
slcugl , i6.O0S7.OO; baled. S10.0UG9.0U.
Butter Fair to choice, 92:4.g.23c ;creamery.3Sc
Ecl'8 Fresh, 13c.
Poultry Chickens, lSc; turkeys 1-H; ducks
12Kc; gecBe, 10c.
rKflT ASO VKtl STABLES
Apples J5 Wf?Sti.(JU per bbl.
Potatoes (i 105.70c.
Unions Hoc per hu.
Turnips 4' ic per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steers
4t4V4c; cows and neifcis, UX'Viiic calvcg
PUREST Mi BEST.
ALVES.1 0 QUARTERS, 5f.