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VOLUME VIII._ HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, JaNUARY 8, 1887._NUMBERS. \EWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Various Sources. r -i—y-T'V', Socialists were expeled Jr.!!,fril:‘;f"rt during tho closing days of the past year. __ ,;oVEH Colmax vigorously pro- • ■ ;l violation by the Illinois t'.'.’s'.vk Commissi n of the rules relat joj to ploaro-pneumouia._ throe hundred natives lost jjv th' burning of tho re : ire of the People’s Park at Madur InJ i, on the 31st. --0-— tk-c, a milords are endeavoring to bring the bankruptcy court in hem disclose the names of tr,V ••• to whom they paid rents. SrrvKr.it Ca::i isle has died his answer dice or contest of 1•••'cat,! the Fiftieth Congress, in •vhl'hh’ denies all of Thoeba’s allega tions. _ __ st itistics of the port of j' l for 1338 show a decrease of 100, y.,:., T : coastwise trade shows au •„...., . ..-he failing off being in the for eign t»k fry • in t he post-office at IF ads vv orth, (l, ir; ’ flown op'a on the night of the i .* five hundred dollars in r . (1 lars in stamps and two were talien. managed to go through I -rs’ ordeal of receiving New Y r- ; -rs, hui it proved rather apain f ; and was in direct viola tion i f i .s ••inns’ orders. ; it i ;v . ■■•‘••ms to be gaining ground, t- Iv ia England, that the outcome of ti i ar. complications will be the r. m'.c r >t 'ration of Alexander to the itr .reui: 1 : European guarantees. T:ir i v - ar begun in orthodox winter rr - f-i«m all over the country in * r blizzards or severe snow s' (.'ailin : was attended with more c: 1 ; ui-c i a fort wherever indulged in. Pgr-'iTs from Gloucester, "Mass., show i that Juricr the past year 28 vessels with a • of 175,123, valued at $152, j-ri.id insure l for $119,231, sailing from to*' vc been lost, together with 137 I Liman lives. I -■ r-nv-l statement of the savings ! ■ fi lsetts i i i gratifying cx •• i. The man oar of open accounts is '•■ ' an increase of 57,252; and the £ rt of deposits is $391,193,9)1), an in flv.nn of $IG, 199,488. -• C. It. Scai.es, of East Lynn, HI., - urn away with Miss Matthews, leav :■ t hi-s wife and fivo children bchiud, was d at L id in, Out., on the 28th The s c.'neernod consented to go back in image of a detective. fa. ' ior of the post-office at Eyeter, N. li was p-icl open with a spike on the 5 ->f t'uo 27;h, the safe blown open and t ' I 1 a steel chest containing several ••I dollars’ worth of stamps besides h1 ey and valuables. -O Fur: broke out on the 28th in the build - ipied by the Detroit (Mich.) Alaska ipanv, aud by hard work was c.i'.-'i to >U.-' b aiding. Several girls in ■ narrowly escaped with :rfive! Less. $.)7,0iX); insurance, §17, _ _ _ ' ' I ors connected with the ■ '*. • > i i at Washington drank 1,1 d on the night of the dlst nt. It was thought * i! 3 to appear at their ofiB I ‘ »’?. fist., if they suffered no re •• •* f tTi'-ed in steamship circles that ‘ iest ire steerage rates to .>n proposed. Nothing dc I i announced. The rate oon n dollars both ways on En : t!.e ».• mtinental lines are not ij; , -- - ■ n l forth? widow of General • 1 11 ‘ h >d >40,00 ) up to the even ■ ri n that day Mrs. Logan ti-n'i Win. P. Nixon, manager j' f ' I ‘"r-Oo’tvi, checks aggre II 1 as New Year's gift from j **•’ in Chicago. J.iv- \ . -’*■ ‘UsTKK, the veteran editor 1 ' a Freeman'* Journal and j; j'1 i lie journalist, died in St. • Brooklyn, on the 20th, ’ i ' !.fought on by a fall some do was born in Duanesburg, ti . ' •fl was the son of a Prot “• Minister. yy i» .Liit iii the City of Mexico s... ' ' • *n Prince Augustin ltur ; ‘1' ire 'Jo, both of whom are !■. . ' :he Jockey Club. The weapons l is. The Prince wounded ri;st m the shoulder, but not h.-y' 1 ie duel took place at the S to 1 of Artillery. I.7r v. a . v d"t the snow which fell in ! , 11 ; i Germany has revealed ■ Of life. Many travelers by the storm. Fifty md hi Saxony, thirty f irty in Southern Ger i' ’ dilated that the total loss "•11 uiy two huudre d. ,.*i . l ~~ ** # - '-hr'v''ri,'e °* the carelessness of J-':.. I],,.,u'idressing letters, officials office, on the 29th, ex SltnP ,he 8>xty-four letters ad v,hsv J ^hurgh, °.. all but nine of • .■ (j.i.•■'"'‘ided for and were subse y n'- t0 Parties in Pittsburgh. firas‘ mi! •llC8e letters were to busi Cat,'!s -aany of the envelopes boro Iff? r. ■-— L" -V-* >1iiMtfl**aJ'8 that in the year tiof new main line i":’*1 Htaul' 1',l,ve boau built in the -Vrtsitj, . Kansas leads with the h,*n °thfJ “j1*-’the groat b-^llag the . 'le 1<ist S1S months. nj^roMudo18^®0*1 10 have been aW we’ *he expenditure for ***** '1'®ractivity ' ai whl show even | ^ I PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The marriage of Marshal MacMahon’s daughter to Marquis Helvin took place in Paris on the 30th. Prince Murat was pres ent on behalf of ex-Empress Eugenie. Princess Mathilde signed the marriage contract. The church was splendidly dec orated. The St. Petersburgh Academy of Sci ences has received a telegram from Di\ Bunge, at Orlinga, reporting the success ful termination of the labors of the Rus sian expedition which has been exploring the region around the mouth of the Lena river in Eastern Siberia, and the new Si berian islands, where the Jeannette expe dition came to grief. Imposing and impressive funeral serv ices were held in the United States Senate chamber on the 31st over the remains of the late Senator Logan, and the funeral cortege that formed the escort to the tem porary resting place was the largest of the kind ever seen in the National capital. Wittkock, Haight and Weaver, the three principals in the celebrated 'Frisco express robbery, are safely housed in jail at St. Louis and nearly all of the stolen money has been recovered and returned to the Adams Express Company. The men have ail made confessions and will not in volve the courts in an expensive trial. They all agree as to Messenger Fothering ham’s innocence. m The Emperor William of Germany cele brated on the 1st the eightieth anniversary of his entrance into the Prussian army. The event was the occasion of much en thusiasm in Berlin and other portions of the empire. By a collision between a construction train and a freight on the Southern Pa cific railway near Devil’s Run, on the night of the 31st, ten men were killed and many others were seriously injured. The President was compelled to abandon his purpose of attending General Logan's funeral by the severity of his rheumatic trouble. Mrs. Cleveland, however, and her mother were present. It is officially announced that the com mercial modus vivendi between the United States and Spain will be prolonged until March 31 next. M. Bartholdi, the originator and archi tect of the statue of “Liberty Enlighten ing the World,” presented to the United S;ates by the people of France, has been advanced to tbe rank of Com.nauder of the Legion of Honor. In accordance with the will of the de ceased, the remains of Peter Down, the Couneuiaugh hermit, were cremated ai Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 1st, the remains being shipped from Johnstown for the purpose. The Marquis of Londonderry offers to sell his Irigjh estates to his tenants. John S. Newberry, prominent in rail road and other enterprises in Michigan, | died at Detroit cn the 2d. Close hen, the London Post says, has agreed to suce sed Lord Randolph Churoh I ill in the British Cabinet. Tn uns on the Michigan Central. Wabash and other roads in Indiana, were greatly delayed by the snow blockade on the 2d. The Portuguese Cortes was opened on the 2d by the king, who delivered a speech from the throne. Great importance is attached to Em peror William’s expressions of confidence that this will be a tranquil and prosperous year. Society g*;ssips at Washington are busy over the approaching marriage of Con gressman Glover, of Missouri, and Miss Augusta Patten, which, it is said, will take place during the present month. Mrs. Lizzie Lepper and Miss Tina Mucker were kilied and seven other young ladies 'wounded at Fort Wayne, Ind., on the evening of the 1st by the sleigh in which they were riding to a dance, being run into by a train at a railway crossing. Their male escorts all escaped by jumping from the sleigh, but the ladies were not quick enough. The members of a family named Thomas at Pittsburgh, Pa., arc suffering severely from trichinosis, contracted through eat ing raw hum. which was infested with the parasites. TiTE value of the mineral output of Colo rado for the past year is estimated at *26, 754.688, an increase of *1,254,0*8 over the output of 1885. Rioht Rev. Horatio Potter. Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, died at bis residence, in New York, on the 2d. His dentil was from pneumonia. W iscoxsix’s new State officers were sworn in on the 3d. A new produce exchange has been open ed in Berlin. Tnn California Legislature convened on the 3d. Warden Braver, of the Berlin Zoologi cal gardens, was killed on the 3d by a sea horse. Tun reduction of the public debt during the month of December was *9.358,302. Russia has made arrangements in Paris for a new loan of 75,000,000 francs. Cora Lee, of the Graham murder fame at Springfield, Mo., lias secured a continu um e until March next. Violent shocks and rumblings of earth quake were felt at several points in West ern Maryland on the 3d. It is officially announced that Goschen has accepted the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer in the British Cabined Mrs. Loo an had not, up to the -1th, defi nitely made up her mind regarding a firm, resting-place for the remains of her hus band. German and Belgian iron masters have agreed to refrain from selling rails in each other’s country. The men charged with Dr. Haddock s murder at Sioux City, la., were arraigned on the 3d and pleaded not guilty. The children’s insurance feature of the Globe Mutual Benefit Association, of New York, has been declared illegal. J. L. Rot & Co., jewelers* Omaha, Neb., left A-ery suddenly cn the night of the 2d. taking *40,000 or *50,000 with them. They probably went to Canada. W. R. Merriam. a banker of St. Paul. Minn., carried the Republican caucus, am will be Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Captain Lemon, treasurer of the Logan fund, purchased on the 8d *20,000 worth of four per cent. United States bonds on account of the fund. Wile Stillman, book-keeper in Wick Bros. & Co.’s bank at Youngstown, O.. was seriously injured by an explosion of gas in ;* vault of the bank on the morning gi the 3d. The Fans correspondent of the London Timex reiterates his statement regarding a Russo-German alliance. TnE report of the Senate committee on transportation routes to the seaboard shows some remarkable facts as to the growth of cereal production in the United States. Preston, Kean & Co., Chicago, have been ordered by Judge Gresham to pay the Nodaway Valley Bank the amount of the bonds stolen by Kcr, tbe defaulting cashier, who fled to Peru. Six soldiers were killed by a gas ex plosion in Cambridge barracks, Ports mouth, Eng., on the 3d. Twenty-one weae found and extricated from the ruins of the barracks. All of the rescued were more er less injured. The exclusive right to sell salt on tho Isthmus of Panama will be granted to whoever will pav the highest price for it. The recent cold weather has covered the St. Lawrence river with ice, sufficiently strong to allow of the crossing of teams between Cape Vincent, and Kingston, a distance of twelve miles. A serious tire in the Odescalchi palace at Rome on the 2d, was caused by the lights on a Christmas tree. All the jewels be longing to the princess, all the valuable missals and pictures, including a small Raphael, and the whole of the splendid collection of ancient furniture on the second floor were burned. The loss is §1,000,000. The palace was not injured. The Journal de at. Peterxburg denies the stories that the Czar is insane, and charac terizes as falsehoods the several actions attributed to the Czar and referred to as illustrating the nature of his malady. The customs receipts for December were §10,331.879, or about §2,000,000 more than iu December. 1S85; internal revenue receipts wore §9,543,845, about §50.000 less than in December, 18S5. Government ex penditures during December were §18,483, 714, or about §3,500,000 more than in De ee ruber, 1885. The President has approved the bills to extend the free-deiivery system of the Post-Oftice Department and modify the postal money order system: also the act providing for a public building at Spring field, Mass., and the act for the relief of the survivors and relatives of the victims of the Jeannette Arctic expedition. Tue issue of standard silver dollars from the mints during tho week ended December 31, was §511,683; during the cor responding period of last year, §476,684. The shipments of fractional silver coin during December amounted to §637,405. The coinage at the mints during December amounted to§4,S14,352, of which §2,550,261 were standard dollars. Tub December fire loss in the United States and Canada is estimated at §11, LDO.OOO, and the loss during lS-fi at §116, 600.000. This is largely in excess of previous figures, both as regards the month of December and the year just ended. The total revenue of the United States from all sources for the first half of the current fiscal year euded December 31, 1 bSO, were $180,683,007, or nearly $14,000, 000 more than during the first half of the preceding fiscal year. Expendi tures for the first half of this current year were $144,401,549, against §130,045,733 during the first half of 1SS5-86. These fig ures indicate-a net revenue or excess of receipts above expenditures amounting to §36.000,000 during the first half of . the cur rent fiscal year. LATE NEWS STEMS. Over 409,000 immigrants came to this country during 1888. There are seventy-two lady candidates before the Tennessee Legislature seeking the office of State Librarian. In a railroad accident near Republic, Ohio, on the 4th, twenty-two persons were burned to death. W HIT ROCK", Haight and Weaver, the Adams Express robbers, have been sen tenced to the Missouri penitentiary, the the two first named getting seven years each and the latter five years. Jay Gould’s check for $1,500,000 to pay for the Iron Mountain railroad is said to be the largest individual check ever writ ten. There are rumors afloat of o disposition among Gen. Logan’s friends to impute the cause of his very unexpected death to some mistake of the doctors. The Gulf and Shi]’ Island Railroad Com pany took formal possession of the Mis sissippi penitentiary under their lease, on the 1st, which is to continue until Jan uary 1, 1892. Returns from Victoria show that the yield of gold in that colony during the past year was 139,000 ounces under that of 1885. New Year’s Day was celebrated in Charleston, S. C., by a parade of colored troops of the First Brigade, National Guard, of South Carolina. It was the largest, parade held by the colored troops in a number of years. A victory for the radical or socialistieal ly inclined element was the result of the semi-annual election of officers in the Chi cago trades assembly on the 2d. A FruE at Greenville, Kv., on the 2d, destroyed half the business porti a of the town. The loss is estimated at $20,900. The Delores Land and Cattle Company, of Texas, which was chartered during last year with a capital of $2,000,000, made aa assignment on the 2d. The proprietors Jof the Boston Herald announced on the 1st to their employes a proposition to give them tor the current year a portion of the net profits of the business, after reserving interest on the value of the property. The colored people in the neighborhood of Toulon, Tenn., are having a marriage nearly every night, the terrible weather notwithstanding. Several gentlemen from Illiuois were in Aberdeen, Miss., on the 1st, prospecting for homes. On the 1st, near Chicago, a sled contain ing twenty people who were crossing the track of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago road, was struck by a train and two young ladies of the party were In stantly killed. THE FREIGHT PROBLEM. Interesting Results of the Investigation by 1 the Senate Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard—America as a Source of Cereal Supply. Washington, Jan. 4.—Senator Aldrich made public last night the report of the j Senate committee on transportation routes to the seaboard on the subject of railroad freightts in the United States and foreign countries. The report contains tabulated statements of the progress in production and transportation in the prin cipal countries of the world.' Efforts were made by the committee to group together the average yearly price of grain at the various grain centers in the United States for a series of years, and show the difference in price per bushel at various points between these geo graphical sections, which would represent, in a measure, the freight and the tendency of the rates of freight charges. It is shown for ex ample that the difference in the prices of corn between the Atlantic ports and the lakes have steadily declined from 21 cents per bushel in 1873 to 10 cents per bushel in 1883; between Atlantic ports and western river ports from 19 cents in 1873 to 11 cents in 18S3. An attempt was made by the committee to ascertain the rates of freight from the principal intermediate points to the sea board, and also from intermediate points to the principal cities of various States. The investigation was conducted in hope of ascertaining facts in regard to the dif ference between the rates charged for long hauls and short hauls and to throw light upon the vexed question of a long and a short haul. In relation to this in quiry the committee says if the returns from which the above summary is con structed may be relied on (and the com mittee has been careful to select, re turns that appeared on their face correct) the rates for local freight are evidently .evied on a somewhat general principle of what the traffic will bear. ■* In Massachusetts, when terminals ai-e taken into consideration, the cost of trans porting a bushel of wheat is more nearly equitable than tn any other State repre sented in the summary. Still, we find the anomaly of a lesser rate for 30 miles than for 15 miles. In Pennsylvania the local rates are higher than in Massachusetts. In Ohio the rate is about the same- on 6C as on 90 miles, while the long haul of 215 miles, instead of being relatively less, is relatively greater. In Massachusetts in 1883 it cost 4.0 cents to trar port a bushel of wheat 4c miles; the cost in Connecticut for trans porting the same 82 miles was "cents; in Pennsylvania, 00 miles, 4.2 cents, and in Ohio, 00 miles, 5 cents. Of course the con ditions may not have been the same. Farther West we find in Kansas 42. cents per bushel for transporting a bushel of wheat 46 miles, and in Massa chusetts for same service 30 miles, 2.2 cents, while California pays 5.3 per bushel for 50 miles. Turning from the United States to for eign countries the committee show the production and consumption of cereals in Europe, and bring out the fact that the in crease in population has been relatively much greater in great grain producing countries than in the grain buying coun tries. The United Kingdom appears to have purchased about two-thirds of all the wheat in the United States 'exported during this period, and therefore special attention lias been given to England’s sup ply of wheat. For this purpose a table wa3 prepared giving a summary of the wheat imported into the United Kingdom ot Great Britain and Ireland from various countries during from 1836 to 1842, inclu sive, and the decades from 1842 to 1882, inclusive, showing the total importations j of wheat ami the proportions furnished I by the United States, Russia, Germany, j British North America. France, Denmark, • and all other countries. In commenting on this table the committee says: “A glance at this summary not only i shows the rapidity of the agricultural ’ growth of the United States and its im portance as a food-exporting country, but also presents some of the economic changes that have occurred in Europe, [n the first period the United States sup plied less than 1 per cent, of wheat im >orted into the United Kingdom, and in the last period it suppliod nearly 54 per cent. From less than 1.000.00*1 bushels it i lereasod by a series of leaps and bounds ti about 503,000,000 bushels.. Excepting the rapid growth of imports of wheat from India, which does not appear in this table, India being classified under ‘‘all other countries,” there is no instance in the economic history of a growth so rapid. The imports from Germany have decreased from the second period, actually as well as relatively, while, relatively, the percentage of de crease has been steadily sinking from 53 to 33 per cent., next to 24 and 18, and last ly to 6 per cent. The crystalization of the German Empire, the rapid increase of population, the change from an agricul | tural condition to that of diversified in dustries all suggest themselves as rea sons for the decrease. In Germany * population is overtaking the food-produc i :ng capacity of the country.” One of the most important features ol the report is the showing in tabular form of prices of wheat for a series of years, in the principal coitotries of the world. These tables show that -‘the average year ly price of wheat is the lowest in India. Ranging from 85 cents per bushel, at Cal cutta, to 81.02 at Bombay between 1878 and 1883. Russia comes next, the average for the decade being 81.28 per bushel at War saw: 81.17 per bushel at St. Peters burg, and $1.15 per bushel at Odessa. Austria ranks third. the price ranging from $1.18 par bushel at Buda Pesth to 81.29 at Vienna, and $1.36 per bushel at Trieste. The average price of wheat at Algiers was for the entire period covered in the inquiry at $1.28 per bushel; at Smyria, $1.29 per bushel, and at Beirut, $1.41. In lb* German empire the price varies somewhat according to location. The free port of Bremen appears to enjoy the lowest price. $1.36 per bushel, and Stettin, on the Baltic, the highest. 81.70 per bushel. The .average price of wheat at the principal grain ports of England was exactly 81.50 per bushel. Rouen ami J7antes are the cheapest wheat ports in France. namelT, 81-48 and $1.50 per bushel respectively.” HOUSED AT LAST. The 'Frisco Express Robbers Be hind the Bars in St. Louis. Host of the Money Returned to the Express Company—Story of the Robbery Told by Wittrock, alias “Jim Cummings” —Fotfcerinrhst'** Inoo« e-jt Bt. Louis, Jan. L—It was just half-past eight o’clock when the second section of train No. 4, Missouri Pacific, from Kansas City, rolled into ths Union depot. The blizzard was raging furiously and Fred Wittrock, known to fame as Jim Cum mings, could consistently say “it was a cold day when he got left.” No sooner had the wheels stopped turning than the Pinkerton party, led by “Bob.” stepped out of the sleeper Genoa. After “Bob” came Operatives Ed Kearney and William Wilbasky, with “Jim” between them. Superintendent Damsel, Secretary Me lay, Marshall McDonald and a re porter made up the rest of the party. When the piercing wind struck the prison er he pulled his slouch hat down over his eyes, Virned up his coat collar and grasp ing his yellow leather valise with a firm grip, walked rapidly with his escort to- j ward Poplar street. On reaching the I street Wittrock, Bob Pinkerton and two | of the operatives jumped into a carriage and were driven to the office of the Adams Express Company. Mr. Pinkerton and his prisoner stepped into the office, where a valise containing about $45,000 of the booty was returned to its rightful owners. The carriage was again called into requisi tion, and five minutes later the party entered the Four Courts. Wittrock was taken to the chief’s office, where he was formally introduced to Chief Hue bier bv Mr. Pinkerton. The most peculiar feature of Wittrock’s make-up is the manner in which he carries his head. It nearly always inclines to the left, due to some spinal affection. He was dressed in a heavy, dark overcoat, check ed saekeoat and vest and jean pantaloons. There was no jewelry, no diamonds nor other ornaments to which the professional thief is partial when he has “stuff.” The prisoner was turned over to an of ficer and was taken to the Central station, where he said his name was Fred. Witt rock, twenty-six years of age, single and born in Canada. Ho was searched and five dollars, an open-face silver watch and half a dozen bunches | of cigarettes were found in his possession. He submitted very quietly U tho searching process, not uttering a word : or paying auy attention to the throng of ! people surrounding him. He was taken down to the calaboose and Mr. Pinkerton ordered a breakfast from Hoeffner’s for him. After breakfast he was visited by a reporter and asked to make a full state ment of the conception and execution of the robbery. He weighed every question deliberately, laughed occasionally, and did not talk or appear at all like a man for whom the future had sack-cloth and ashes in store. He said: “There are some things that I can not talk about. I have made promises not to speak on certain points, but it will come out in a day or two.” “Have you made a full statement to Pinkerton?” “I don’t like to say any thing about that. I don’t like to say riny thing that will in jure my friends. To begin with, Pll say I here that Farthingham is innocent, and my only object in writing the letters was to prove his innocence. I didn’t know him before the night of October 23, though I had heard his name. I’ve seen it since, published Fotheringham, but I had it from good authority that his name was Farth ingham. Another thing—the woman had j nothing to do with this job. Mrs. Haight knew nothing about it; Haight knew noth ing about it when the thing was done.” : “C^n you tell me of the occurrences on the express car on the night of October 25»” “That is one of the points on which 1 ! can’t talk. 1 want to say about Cook; he didu’t know anything about it until 1 gave : him money.” “Is Witt rock your right name?” “Yes, 1 am twenty-six years old, born in ; Canada and moved to Leavenworth in j 1869. I went to school there and for six years kept books for Burdette & Hise. Mr. Burdette is a prominent Odd-Fellow. I left Leavenworth about two years ago and went to Chicago, where I went into a small coal business. I am not a married man, though my neighbors in Chicago thought 1 was. I came to St. Louis about a week be fore the robbery andrented aroomat Mrs. I Berry’s. Weaver was with me, but a few days before the business was done he weakened and went back to Chicago. I : went by the name of Williams at Mrs. Berry’s. I see it is said that Cook was | with me there, but that is a mistake. Cook was in Kansas City at the time.” “Are the statements of Moriarity true?” “What are they?” “He says he was offered inducements to i go into the scheme, and for $.\000 would | tell all he knew.” “Well, if he said that, he is a dirty | scoundrel. It’s true that he promised to I assist me, but when the time came ho weakened and wouldn’t keep the appoint I ment, When I made up my mind to do j j the work I picked out the smallest mes- j | senger on the road to hold up. His name | ! was Hart, and I would have got him only j for the porter, who stopped in the car un j til after it had started. That was the 1 Wednesday before the Monday the job was done. Next night I didn’t know Fother ingham’s name, and had to wait until Monday to fix things. Then Weaver weak ened, and, though I tried my best to stiffen him up, it was no use, and he skipped back to Chicago. I made up my mind to go it alone, and so about seven o’clock that night I went down to the depot. It was kind of rainy, and I kept shady, and didn’t speak to anv one.” “Did you speak to a Wabash engineer?” “No, i did not. He is mistaken, or else he is lying, if he said I spoke to him. I walked to the express car and got in the aide door.” “The engineer says Fotheringham helped you in.” “Well, he didn’t. I jumped in and gave him the letters.” “What became of the letters?” “That will be explained in a few days.” “Did Fotheringham say anything?” “Yes. He said, ‘if you ain’t caught they’ll fife me up to the Four Courts,’ and be was about right. As I said, the on^y reason I wrote the letters to the Republican and Globe was to prove him innocent. The Globe treated me dirty mean by fixing up my letter as if it was a pack of lies. So 1 wrote another in Kansas City just before I left for the South, telling the editor ol the mean way he had treated me, and putting in more facts to show Fothering ham’s innocence. This was buried out in the prairie, and I left instructions with a friend of ^a.ne to“mafrii' «'«&• - .««. or four days’ start. Well, he was shad owed so closely by detectives that he couldn’t.” “Did he know he Was shadowed?” “Certainly he did; but he was married and had a family and cou'dn't get out.” “Was tnat Cook?” “I don’t want to answer that; but I see they dug the letter up, and it is published this morning.” “About the robbery again. Were you on the train when it was delayed for an hour by THE ROCK OX THE TRACK?” “Yes, I was. I could have got off then, but I wasn’t near enough to my plant.” “Did you throw any clothes out of the car window?” “Yes, there were some clothes thrown out, I believe.” “Tell mo how you left the train and es caped.” “I got off the train at a little crossing about two miles this side of Pacific, walked around the town and followed a little road to the Missouri river bank. It was eight or nine miles, and I got to the river by day break. I had my plant there, so I changed my clothing, cut off my mus tache with a scissors, got into the boa 1 and floated down the river. After I had gone about six miles I struck a sand-bar and camped on it. I went through the valise there, and, I think, left some papers on the bar. Did the Republican get the packages of mortgages and drafts I sent?” Upon being answered in the affirmative, he said: “I didn’t want to destroy any papers at all. I stopped on the sand-bar all day, sleeping most of the time. When I woke up I had the rheumatism in my left ankle so bad that I limped. Then I started down the river again and that old skiff leaked sc badly that I had to work hard to ke ep from upsetting. I must have got down twenty or twenty-five miles that day, and at night 1 got into a slough full of snags that came near settling the whole busi ness. The boat was leaking fast, and so 1 decided to leave it. After . stopping on a mud hank until morning, I started down the river again and passed St. Charles Wednesday noon. I got out of the boat be low St. Charles and planted it where it was found I then took the “grip” and walked eight or nine miles across the country to some point on the Keo kuk road. I took the train there and went to Louisiana, Mo. I was afraid to buy a paper, and I got out of the town as quick as I could and went to Kansas City, I stopped in Kansas City for four or five weeks and had a doc tor attending to m.v rheumatism. After 1 got well, about December 3, I went South over the Gulf road to Memphis and Vicks • burg, Atlanta and Savannah. At Savannah I picked up an honest young fellow named Burnham, whose parents live in Baltimore I brought him along with me to Chicago to watch. He didn’t know anything aboul this business, so I told him that I had gol into trouble in Chicago and wanted him to see if any one Was laying for me. He wat arrested, but was let go.” “What were the circumstances of youi arrest?” “Oh, Burnham and I went into a little saloon near where I kept my coal office, and three men came in and arrested us before we had a chance to fight. Kinney was to bring me some money that day, and he and Weaver were arrested to gether about the same time. The Pinker tons treated me splendid, and the men 1 have been with are mighty fine fellows,” “What about the sweat-box or dun geon?” “I’ll take more of it. I like it. Porter house steak and snipe on toast.” “Where did you pick up Weaver?” “In Chicago. He or his wife kept a laundry a few doors from me.” “Where is Kinney?” “He is released, I think. He didn’t have anything to do with the business.” “He was your brother-in-law?” “He was supposed to be,” and here Witt rock smiled. “How much money was there in the pile?” “To tell the truth I never counted it, bul there was enough to buy cigars for a long time.” “Did you try to change any of the $1,000 bills?” “No, I didn’t have to. There were five dollar bills enough to last until 1900.” “You wrotethat letter to Frank James?” “Yes, that was a joke. You see, we were A PACK OP BOYS who did the work; not one of us wereevei inside of a jail before. The detectives be gan to look for pro fessionals on the start, and that was what fooled 'em. I’d like to say about Haight that he had nothing to do with the actual work. The poor fellow was so hard up in Chicago that he was starving. The first thing he did with the money I gave him was to buy two porter house steaks for his family.” •■Do you know how much of the money was recovered I” - ••All but about ?9,000, and that’ll be re covered soon. It was planted everywhere in bottles, tin cans and in the ground.” “Did you expect to get over $10,(XX; when you entered the carl” “No, I didn’t, it was just luck to strike a big run. Ten thousand would have .one me.” “Have any promises of immunity been made to you I” “None whatever.” “Is it true that your motive in commit ting the robbery vvas to get money to lift the mortgage on your mother’s home!” “It’s the truth.” While Wittrock was talking, Tbos Weaver, the “partner who weakenet,’’ was brought in from Chicago. He is a short man with a sandy mustac ic and beard of a few week’s growth. When asked to unburden himself he said: “I won’t say one word about the case. I see that Wittrock has been talking to you, but I’ve got nothing to say. only that I've been treated well since I was arrested.” ■ ■ 1 • —■ ■ —An Augusta (Ga.) lawyer has de fended forty-three men charged with I murder and" cleared forty-one.