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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. MARCH 13, 1904.
ARCHBISHOP GLENNON TQ PRONOUNCE BENEDICTION AT ST, PATRICK'S BANQUET GOWNgsWAIST SECTION SECOXD FLOOR-RIGHT & THE NAME THAT MEANS MUCH FOR ST. LOUIS. Former!; D, CRAWFORD & CO. , Washington At. and 6lh St, OUR PRELIMINARY MIfco 1 MILLINERY SECTION SECOND FLOOR-CENTER S :t - a; Y. o rtonnr.T f. walker. "Our Country." sor. ;- WILLIAM MOORE. "The Day Wc Celebrate." X s;rf7 z' v?5S8SrS5-'.M!!I-aKirx v "-"S- . X esiT?, j5SZa&StiKZMmS X jSC- -- X ' "Hf V WCtr,35HaW33k. -s ARCHBISHOP J. J. GLF.NNON. v no win saj ,--. Final arrangements have 1 een completed by all the committees of the Irish-American Society fcr their banquet on St. Pat rick's night at the Planters Hotel. This will be the fifth year that these Catherines have been given, and it is predicted that it will be the most success ful. The committees arc preparing for a largo number of guests and also expect mmv ladles. . . Archbishop J. J. Glennon has consented T. D. CANNON. , , , Speaker at the Irish-American Society's banquet at the Planters Hotel next Thursday night. to te present, and will pronounce the bene diction. He will also speak on other sub jects. William H. Moore of Kansas City, who Is called the "Daniel Doherty of the Webt." will respond to the toast. ' The Dav We Celebrate " Mr. Doherty is an eloquent spnker. The toast. "Our Coun try." will be responded to by Robert F. Walker, former Attorney General. Other speakers will bo Judge Edwin S. McAnanv of Kansas City. John F. Mag ner. E. A. Noonan, Jr. and T. D Cannon, president of the Irish-American Society. GUSHING KIDNAPING PART OF CATTLE-STEALING PLOT. i Texas Ranchmen Believe Organized Gang of Robbers Deliberately IManned to Draw Off Officers in Search of Abducted Missis afc sippi Man and Others in Order to Leave the Border Unpro'tect- " ed Against Their Depredations. Ar n i "iir.-vfl DAN CUSHING, Kidnaped by Tcxai-Mcxican bordjr bandits, held for heavy ransom and finally re leased on giving distress sign of Masonry. ' REPUBLIC SPECIAL Houstori. Tex., March 12. Dan Cushing Is still sulTering Intensely from his thrill ing experience with Texas-Mexican b;r der bandits, by whom he was kidnaped pt Devil's River, and held for a heavy ransom, which was to have been left on the steps of the Mexican rchoolhouse at Del Rio on Tuesday night. March 8. The reason the ransom was not exacted, and a circumstance to which CushinT probably owes his life, was the fact t-1.it he succeeded in the darkness of the nisht in communicating the distress rign of Masonry to a member of the bandit band. Early dispatches to The Republic de tailed the finding of Cushlng's watch and a Masonic pin In the station-house where hl3 capture was effected. As conjectured at the time, Cushlng's first belief was that the men wore bent on robbery. Instantly he "tossed the valuables mentioned to one ride, where they were found the next day by a searching party. The discarded Masonic pin was a key to the situaticn. which was not suspected until after Cushing was released, resided to liis family, and permitted to give an MORPHINE Habit Cured in 10 to 15 Dayi. NQ.PAYPTiL6URD I positively guarantee to curt any case nt morphine, cccalto or eth'r drug habit in ten to firtecn'days. Ne cypodermlra xa? Patients arc not ri-anlrrd to par one cent nnill iKitnil In tuclr o.wi intudft int t'.iey ure cured, und I will refund railroad fnre lioin r la cev; I fall to effect a pcrlcct cure. Th! l positively the on y rcniily Jj?'" -tifh -will effect a Bermaiunt cure without c?nt"e least BlcKnets or naln. Kitl-nti rj dweSToertct llwity at all tlmsj. they cat iadTiTwB welt Kaln in strength anil vo'un SuSlV clsccntince the m or the drur. I'er Sct r aulppi Sjnltariuni. All ccrie-pondence lono5eriAl. fuil lmormat:oD addrM C. 4. BcedTU IX. Bex 1S. Dareia Sprtars. Ari. n.' - account of the strangest adventure record ed In the annals of Texa outlawry. Cuohlng. as suited, was released on com municating the Masonic distress sign to one of the four bandits. The magic of lhat universal and yet secret language was as instantaneous as though Cu3hliig had possessed the lamp of Alladdin of the "Arabian Nights." CUSHING'S THRILLING ESCAPE. Under the injunction to walk straight ahead along the backbone of the mo'Jii tain ridge, he proceeded, many hours, never looking back. Coming'to the river he bathed and attempted to cross. Swept Jrom his feet by the rapid current he was dashed down the stream, striking rocks and being hurled against the bowlders until flna.iy he managed to reach the op posite bank. Hi3 hip and body were ter ribly bruised, and the fiesh was mangled Irom his tnighs. In this condition he finally gained the scetlon-hou. two miles from his water station. There his wounds were tended end a special train bore him to Del Rio. On Thursday Mr. E. B. Cushing. Mr. Otcar Reynaud and Chief Detective John Long ol the Southern Pacilio Railway reached Del Rio and heard from the lips of the ictlm the entire story of the events that have so stirred the country. TJie partv returned to Houston, leaving Dan Cushing still suffering from the effects of hU adventures, but not in a serious condition. , The sequence of events was tinged with the rom.ip.tacism of rt wild west tale, such as might stimulate interest In a yel low covered novel. CUSHING'S STORY. Mr. Cushing arrived In Del Rio early in January In company with his wife, whose health 13 poor. Tor about two months he remained in Western Teras with noth ing to do. Timt dragged heavily on his liand-s and he took charge of the pump ing plant at Devil's River. Tuesday was lils flrst day of work. That night he lay down in his caLln upon a pallet spread Lctore the open door. After several hours he was awakened by a sensation of coldness. Attempting to push tne door shut he discovered an obstacle. Looking up from his bed he stared straight into the muzzle of a gun in tht handy of a tall man wearing a black mask. "What's your name." Inquired the ban dit. Mr. Cushing disclosed his identity and was ordered to rise. At the point of "it revolver ha dressed himself and' was Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, We respectfvJly invite you, with all the confidence our new organization brings, to inspect the strihhgiy original Milli nery creations in this initial exhibit. The widely variant and dis tinctly individual products of our new workrooms have been espe cially p?'eparcd for this pi'elimi 7iary Millinery showing. Ours is not merely a display of trimmed headgear, but the general en semble of every hat in our new salesroom bespeak sZ sa? is 1 J.,. Sv a BJUn " IS II 7 MI .Vv-05Wr"ff42k-JiEAa fifth cpmhJp nf p.'iip.vv hat in nur ifp.7i -$a$cv Lpra 'm salesroom bespeak " M rt vm true millinery ij ($ MSBSk M talent of the high- rM f !? H jM est degree. Jjfflkl tMW l I m M?m They represent the. ff"2Sw W --My JK'II4w latest artistic Anspi- MifWmm kS- Cj ration of those known mn"yW ' &S .. W, 'h to millinery repute. tfS-y jggSgL v i CsN3vJi'-;" i. ' Permit us to refrain V liRWlSw I D from sentimental df- .rfWllV 'ifu I I 'K E II V tf feci, or rhetorical , -tf3f If lM ; UM : l V, 1 L display, lest it smoth- 'MfJmMllflB I I ers the paramount UW ' ' iMJM ffl II 1 m features of this im- '' 'gA . !Sli'Ml) I I i U tB&saE&!8gM8fJ3& fi H i I u v t' porta nt vogue event. HSffM ? 4 1 fl V I WwW wfl i MI I'll ll tvVvV March 14th, 15th and 16th Our aggregation of decid edly exclusive conceptions in Spring Gowns represent the in telligent interpretation of pi'e vailing dictates. The brains, the skill and the rt of authoritative fashion are here por- uyed for your inspec tion and consider ation. The customary list hereof French Modistes will not se)ve you half as well as a personal inspection of the dresses themselves, such as Afternoon and Even ing Gowns, Reception Drrsses, Fancy Tailored Gowns, Strictly Man Tailored Suits, Sum mer Dresses in Point d'Fsprit Organdies and Li 7i ens, Silk Shirl U'aist Suits, Misses' and Children's Newest Dresses, Ladies' Waists in Renaissance Lace, Crepe de Chine, Organ dies, Lawns and Linens. We candidly believe that we have abundantly catered to your taste for garments indicative of character and individuality. forced to recure pen. Ink and paper. Out in the moonlight upon a smooth rock the note was written as nictated Dy tne Dtin dlt. A ransom of $10,000 was demanded. This money, as the note read, was to be placed on the steps of the Mexican school house at Del Rio on the night of Tues day, March 8. In writing the note Cush ing found the opportunity to throw aside his valuables. After the note was written, the paper was caught in the Jamb of the door and the Ink was set back In the window. Cushing was led down to the river by his captor. There two other white men and a Mexican were In waiting with horses. The leader and the one who had captured Cushing was tall and of military beiring. He was addressed as "Captain Bob." Another of the whites was called "Mike." LTD AWAY A PRISONER. Cushtng was forced to mount a horse. The man known as "Mike" took a place behind and the Mexican acted as a guide. The parly rode in the rlter a part of the way, but emercea and proceeded in what appeared to be a northeasterly direction. few words were spoken, except by the leader, who seemed anxious to reach a crrtaln place by daylight. "Mike" acted as interpreter between the leader and the guide. On a number of occasions Cushing attemptul to gain permission to raise the sack over his head to free his breathing, lut was always silenced with an oath. Questions a. to what was to be done "with him were answered in a similar manner. Near morning Cushing was addressed by the bandit known as "Mike." In answer he gave the sign of a "Mason" In distress. The outlaw at once dismounted and con ferred with the man known as "Captain Bob. Seen they returned. Cushing was ordered to dismount He was told that he could so free, but was enjoined upon pen alty of hb life not to look back. The way wiis..ISscl1d?3 to bim- and th Back was lifted from his head. Without further parley. Cushing started. He was stiff and chafed from his lone ride. Nevertheless, he proceeded ahead vigorously. ne-er looking back, until close to neon. In the afternoon he came to a canon. Across it be thought he could see n water tank. Descending Into the gulch, he climbed up the other ride, but the tank was nowhere to be found. LOST IN THE WILDS. SUU convinced that he had seen the tank, he attempted to retrace his steps, but to no avail. He was lest. His feet were terribly sore, cut and bruised. He had been rldln all night without food and was suffering with ter rible weakness. In the lone hope of gam ine the river and following it to a point of habitation he followed down the can yon. Finally he reached a stream, which, from its character, he knew to b Devil's River. He believed ,that he had crossed the stream in hU rids iuringHhe nisht. Romovine his clothes he bathed In the stream. Tho cool water so relieved him that lie decided to wade across. With his cloth ing done up In a roll he started across. The current was swift. About half-way ncrore he stepped on a stone and lost hi? balance. Caught In the rapidly-flowing water he was dashed down stream and hurled against a number of rorks and boulders. Finally he calned his feet and struggled fainting to the opposite bank. The fleh uson his thiah wap almost torn from the bone and his entire body wa- covered with bruise". He had retained his grnp on his clcthlng. hut the various articles were saturated with water. Dressing, nev ertheless, he proceeded en his way, weak, exhausted and suffering terribly. IN A SAD PLIGHT. The country is as wild as any to be found in the United States. Canons seam the hills and the dry rocks furnish no sus tenance to erdure or irupheF. .The In habitant are far separated and few. Alone In an unknown country, iniured. weak and undergoing great agony. Cush ing proceeded without end or motlve.ln the hope of finding help. Night came on, and, as far as he knew, he was no nearer human habitation than before. Continuing his aimless walk, he finally saw a Iteht a long way off. Making his way towards It he finally gained the section-house, from the window of which the light streamed, and found hlmrelf two miles distant from the water station at which he had been kldnapced fortv-eisht hours before. After receiving attention the suffering man was conveyed to Del Rio. fourteen miles away. ENTIRE COUNTRY AROUSED. The absence of Cushing had been dis covered by the conductor of, a train pass ing the water tank the morning after 'he kidnapping. The note- was- read In which a ransom of $10,000 was demanded. The officers had at once been notified and the Governor made conversant with condi tions. The entire country was aroused. Bands of mounted men rode out Into the hills and galloped over the region. The' were still out when Cuahing'returned. At the water tank conditions were found to be exactly as the victim of the bandits described them. When the rescue party from Houston reached the .scene it was" discovered that further depredations by bandits had been reported. A ranchman had been taken from his house in the dead of night and a fence rider named Billings had been carried away In a manner cal culated to add to the general excitement. On Friday Billings had returned. He is said to have tracked the brigands past four camping places, and to have seen five men riding through the country and final ly to have fallen Into their hands. The details of his escape were thrilling. CATTLE THIBVE3 ACTIVE. "Now reports of wholesale thefts of cat tle ore pourlDg In from about Langtry. I Thousands of head have been rushed across the Rio Grande and West Texas Is aroused thoroughly by the depredations along the border. It is believed that o large and thoroughly organized band of men Is working along the border and that a plot has been consummated that is wide and daring In its scope. As generally believed, a part of the band were detailed to excite the country about Del Rio with the kidnapping of a number of well-known parties. Whatever could be realized upon theso operation? was to be secured, but the main end of the plot was to draw the officers and in habitants of that section of the State to the country about Del Rio, while the larg er portion of the band operated about Langtry. capturing beeve3 and sweeping the land free of herds. Across the border they would be safe. To-day there is warfare in West Texas. Cattle owners and cowboys are out In force, searching for the brigands, who have been terrorizing the country. The outlaws are being followed, and If found a battle may ensue. It is believed that the brigands are com manded by a renegade ex-army officer, who has collected the desperadoes' of the border and engaged in a raid such as nas never before been attempted In a country supposed to be civilized. UNITED STATES COMMERCE GROWS IN COLOMBIA. Feellnc Asalnat Country for Recos- nlElner Panama Does Xot Inter ' fere With Trade Relations. REPUDUC SPECIAL. Washington. March 12. Despite the feel ing against the United States in Colombia, American commerce with that country 1? growing. In a report rendered to the State Department. Consul General Snyder at Bogota has this to say about cotton goods: "While the greater part of the textile trade, such as cotton goods of ordinary quality, linen shirtings, white calico and gingham, shawls, mourning gooJj, etc., Is still In the hands of European hons-s, principally England, there can be nj duubt of the steady gain of American goods of this character and especially gray drill ings and colored prints. An Englishman writing of the last-named, tried to account for It by the statement that the American prints were a surplus, not salable In the .United States and sent here and sold at a loss so us to get rid ol them at any price, and thus need not be taken into ac count by English houses as a possible competition and that the American fiav drilling3 were Introduced at an opportune time, and on account of the finish prob ably found a footing contrary to Colom bian taste. "This sounds peculiar to any one hav ing a knowledge of Colombian tast.a. n it Is well known that in these matter their taste U largely governed by the pocketbook and if Americans can make nn article apparently as good as anofh--for less money that article is iom? to meet the Colombian taste." EIIiott Tllovr Affected Ills Speech. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Newark. N. J.. March 12. While playing basket ball at St. James's Hall Edward Blewitt. ID years old. wan" struck by an opponent's elbow and knocked uncon scious. He was taken home and when he recovered his senses It was found that he was unable to speak above a whisper. MARRIED ON SKYSCRAPER. J. J. Hanna and Illinois Heiress Have Romantic Wedding. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New Orleans, La., March 12. Doctor J. J. Hanna of Victoria, a cousin of the late Senator Hanna. with Miss Georgia Houser, an heiress of Lincoln, III., met in New Or leans.unexpectedly after a long acquaint ance, and while walking agreed to get married. They stood In front of the Hibernla Bank building, fourteen stories high, and the bride-to-be suggested that the cere mony be performed on the roof of tho new bank building. The preacher waa sent for and they were made one, 51J feet above the sidewalk. IMHWIBIHiH I Wllrlr PROTECT i MY TRADE MAI I have spent hundreds of thou sands of dollars to make my trade mark, and I will spend as much more to pro tect iL The success of my TOFFFE in this country, as well as the phenomenal success abroad, has led unscrupulous dealers to en deavor to imitate my goods, and I wish to warn my American friends to be sure that their TOFFEE comes out of the can which bears my trade-mark. All TOFFEE, to be Kenuine, must be ' MACKINTOSH'S." Ask for MACKINTOSH'S Extra Cream Toffee and see that you get it. One taste will make plain the "extra cream " smoothness and deli cious flavor. Every family in America should try this simple, neaiintui candy; madeirom tne purest ana dcsi ingredients. Almost any dealer in this city can supply ou LAMONT, CORLISS fc CO. Sola Importers. 78 Hudson Su, New York City. Retail and wholesale trade supplied through them.