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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, March 13, 1904, PART III, Image 25

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"Our Country."
"The Day Wc Celebrate."
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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.
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.
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Kidnaped by Tcxai-Mcxican bordjr bandits, held for heavy ransom and finally re
leased on giving distress sign of Masonry.
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
Habit Cured in 10 to 15 Dayi.
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.
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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."
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.
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,
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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
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and 16th
Our aggregation of decid
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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-
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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
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Drrsses, Fancy Tailored
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U'aist Suits, Misses'
and Children's Newest
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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."
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
"Now reports of wholesale thefts of cat
tle ore pourlDg In from about Langtry.
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.
Feellnc Asalnat Country for Recos-
nlElner Panama Does Xot Inter
' fere With Trade Relations.
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
"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.
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.
J. J. Hanna and Illinois Heiress
Have Romantic Wedding.
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
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.
I Wllrlr PROTECT i
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
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
Sola Importers. 78 Hudson Su, New York City.
Retail and wholesale trade supplied through them.

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