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' -.-, -fc-vtVi "?-rrfitt-Wwrf '-r-a. t. - ' 4, - -14 Jw- I THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PART TO-DAY'S REPUBUC 1 b Printed ia I 8 PAGES EIGHT PARTS. OMMNMUMMMMT NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR.. SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1904. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MCLUSKY'S DEATH MAKES FOUKTH FATALITY AS RESULT OF BATTLE; t TBAIN' EOBBER MOKRIS. WHO IS DYING, CONFESSES TO MANY GRIMES .e. v i ft I ta Sfl i I n 9 v& M y Ha 1 1 if Xi KB $ tv Crew of the Illinois Central Diamond Special Identifies ' Patient at City Hospital as Leader of Hold-Up Men-Connected With Mat- -toon and Sieving Robberies Relief I J .. Fund'for.rShea, Dwyer and Mc Clusky Families. TOINT FUNERAL OF Vaughnj Who Is Under Arrest, Has Criminal Record in Five. States Inquest Returns Verdicts of Homicide Tributes Paid ,,l -tv. 't to the Memory of the Detect- '-- ives Who V The death of Detect! James McClusky at the City Hospital at 9:25 o'clock last night added the fourth fatality to the result of the desperate pistol duel fought by detectives and desperadoes In the house at No. 1324 Pine street, Friday afternoon. In the same division of the hospital, but in a separate room, William Bruce Morris, the bandit who accomplished such deadly work with his pis tol, lies at the point of death, the hospital surgeons holding out little hope for his recovery. To Chief Desmond Morris made an antemorten statement, confess ing his own part in several robberies, but refused to give the names of any of his companions except one whom he calls Collins and refers to as a tramp. Th-desperado, not having lost any of his air of bravado, told Chief Desmond-how he, with-others, robbed the Illinois Central and Rock Island trains. He described how he alone held up the station agent at Mattoon, 111., two weeks ago and robbed him of $459. He praises the bravery of the agent. Morris denies that he and Rose robbed the drug store in South St. Louis last Saturday night, declaring that he had never committed a crime in St Louis until Friday. The Cincinnati police have a complete record of Harry H. Vaughan, one of Morris's companions. His aliases are "New York Harry," "Harry .O'Dowd" and "Graham." Vaughn, Is said to have belonged to a gang that terrorized five South ern States and killed a policeman at Birmingham, Ala. The Coroner's jury decided that Dwyer were killed by Morris, and that it was a bullet from Dwyer's pistol that ended the life of Al Rosenaur, who fell in the battle at the same time that Shea and Dwyer received their wounds. Al Rosenaur, alias Rose, has been positively identified by "Wesley Riley of No. 3616A South Jefferson avenue, as one of the robbers who held up the drug store of Gustav Sieving, No. '3601 South Jefferson avenue, a week ago last night Detective George Williams says there can be no mistake that.MorrIs, who robbed the cash till, was Rosenaur's partner. Vaughn admitted to Chief Desmond that he is a criminal and an as sociate of criminals, but denies having taken part in any of the robberies to which Morris confesses. Morris also declares that Vaughn was not con nected with the crimes, saying Vaughn is a "slob," and he would have nothing to do with him. Both men, however, admit holding up the train crew at Nevada, Mo., and confess that they were sent to the Jefferson City Penitentiary for the job. They served seven and one-half years of a ten years sentence. When they left the Penitentiary they made an oath-bound compact never to be taken alive for their crimes, and it was this oath that led to the deaths of Shea, Dwyer, McCluskey and Rosenaur. Theiconductor, baggageman and engineer of the Illinois Central' train positively identified Morris as the leader of the gang that robbed the Dia mond Special's passengers. The Mattoon station agent identified him as the man who robbed him. Morris at one time was a cowboy, which probably accounts for his ac curate marksmanship. The funerals of Shea and Dwyer be held together at the Rock Church, Grand and Finney avenues, to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. They will have a large police escort and a public testimonial. TEach,pf the families of the dead detectives will receive $2,000 from the Police Relief Fund, which also bears the funeral expenses. Additional funds from private sources will be distributed among the heirs of the officers by a special committee. . ffl M'CLUSKEY'S WOUND PROVES FATAL; BANDIT MORRIS IS NEAR DEATH James A,Mcanskr. the third city detec tive wounded in the battle with train rob bers at No. 1S4 Pine street, at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, died last night at 92S o'clock at the City Hospital, making the Ceath roll four. Bla injuries from the first were be lieved to be fetal, but yesterday morn ing there was a alight rally and hope arose. About noon, 'however, traumatic pneumonia developed and at 430 o'clock he lost conscibusnesa. From that time on he sank rapidly. A bullet wound In the right chest and two perforations of the stomach made his chances practically hopeless. With him at the time of bis death were Detectives Joseph R. Baggott, Joseph W. CostcIIo and Edward P. Boyle, the lat ter being on of the two officers that es caped Injury In the battle. When It was beUeved that McClusky could live but a short time longer, rela tives were allowed to enter the room where be lay on the bed. Mary McClusky. & sister, left the bedside at 7 o'clock, but his uncle remained later. John McClusky, a brother, no longer able to stand the crief, left th hospital at 5 o'clock. 'Two sisters;. Helen McClusky and Mrs. ''John T. Fltsslmmons, were at the bedside .yesterday morning and were allowed to - lues ujc lfcJjr wwmm.. " -.-.- J ' log- Jed away. The bodr was taken to the undertaker's and a post-mortem wlll.probaly he held to-day. James A. McClusky was a years old and unmarried, llvln at No. 3M7 Kutger street, with bis aunt He Joined the police force in 1SK and was made a special of ficer two year ago. He served In the Eighth District until the opening of the JforM's Fair, when, on account of his Jtssclency, be 'was transferred to Central Station: $, McClusky leaves' brother and three' r sitters. Wrv. . .. .. .. .t 1.1. ... uaA tea, which McClnsky breathed his last. slt WUUam B. Morris, the leader of the .CMOfcs4 and .slayer, of the, three detectives. 5lw J. Sbea.VThomas Dwyer.aod, Mc- TTIsiill " ' muMMN badly uutt aeau is THREE OFFICERS. Were Killed. Detectives John J. Shea and Thomas, and possibly that of McClusky will expected ct any time, Morris did not know that another of his victims had died, for throughout it all lie vas Retting practi cally the first sleep since the shooting. He was not awakened, and lie will not be told of McClusky's death -alien he does, for fear that it may aggravate his weak ened condition. EVERY HOUR BLACKK.NS THE CRIMINALS' RECORD!. With every hour further blackening the records of the three train robbers, the ar rest of whom cost four Hies, three de tectives and one bandit, and left another crook mortally wounded, it is steadily de veloping that the raid was against three of the most desperate and cold-blooded criminals that ever faced death or irons. A career of ten years of crime, begin ning with the robbery of a freight train crew near Neada, Mo., in 1896, broken only by a penitentiary sentence nd cul minating in a tragedy the moit shocking In the history of the St. Louis Police De partment Is being brought to light, and the chain- around the desperadoes and robbers Is being- welded link by link. Al Hosenaur, alljs Al -Rose, the dead crook, has -been pojltlvely identified by Wesley Riley of No. 361SA South Jefferson avenue as one of the robbsrs who he-d up the drug store of Gustav Sleilng. No. 3601 South Jefferson avenue, a week ago Ia?t night, and Detective George Williams says that he Is certain Morris was Rose naur's partner who held up th proprie tor anu robbed the cash register. ILLINOIS CENTRAL CREW POSITIVELY IDENTIFIES 3IORRIS. Morris, besides confessing to three train robberies and other bandit deeds; has been positively Identified as the leader of the Diamond Special robbery on the Illinois Central, near Harvey. August 1, and also as the man who held iin the Mattoon, I1L, station of the same road two weeks ago and robbed Wynee Flndlcy. the agent, of J450 and the revolver with which the three detectives were killed. In charge of Special Officer Howe of the Illinois Central Lawrence n.Combs. con ductor; W. E. Shepherd, ,. baggageman; William H. Birch, brakemanand-R- A. Brown. Pullman conductor, of the DIi ond Special train, identified 'MorrUf fully WP BpfB (B-MP -:3rM w& '1&$&s&&Ki I Delecthe Joeoh Hariev James, who re ceived the inform ltl'm tHit I'd to the raM. He and Detective DAier arrested Harry Vauqhn. who remained In the cus tody of the former. as he lay on a cot in the woman's ward at the City Hospital jtsterday mornirg. CO"DLCTOR COMI1S TALKS WITH WOUNDED HOMIER. Conductor Combs acted as the spokes man: "So I have met jou at last. hae 17" he asked of the woundeo robber. Morris replied with an oath. "The last time I saw jou, jou had a pistol more than a foot long," said Combs. ' A smile came to Morris's face. It was bitter and sarcastic when he kald. "Yes, and I've got it yet." "Yc3," said MorrI, when Combs accused him of being the leader of the gang of robbers. "I guess I mlsht as well tell the whole thing, for I'm going to die. . "It's a good thing that none of jou guys resisted, or there would have been some dead ones around. Thcj'e got me, and J may as well admit all of my crimes. It is true that there were four In the bunch myself and two confeds and another man named Jack Collins, a tramp, who we picked up and rrade go with us. I wouldn't squeal on him. only he didn't keep quiet and gae us away. Several of the train crew were taken to the morgue, but they failed to Identify Rosenaur. MATTOON STATION AGENT RECOGNIZES MOItHIir. Wynee rindlcy. the Mattoon station agent, arrived at 6J!0 o'clock last evening and also Identified Morris as the robber who held him up last weak. Joseph J. Rosenaur, a brother, and John Rosenaur. a cousin of the dead robber, called at the morgue last night. They did not announce themselves as rel atives, but Officer Shea saw Joseph Rose naur In the crowd and on account of the striking resemblance to the dead man took the brother Into custody. Joseph and John Roenaur stated tli.it they had not seen Al for four j ears, since he was sent to the Penitentiary for a stab bing affray at the South St. Louis Sport ing Club.at the foot of Cherokee street. They said fiat the dead man was the "black sheep" of the family and was wayward from jouth. The Roenaur home is at Xo 3)07 Cush Ing avenue." The dead man's brother said he did not know whethtr the family could stand the expense of tiie funeral. DETECTIVES DISCLOSE CHARACTER OF HAND ITS. Working on the case witli hardly a mo ment's rest since the tragedy, the detect ives are disclosing the real characters of the men. and especially Morris, who boasts that he did all the shooting. Morris confessed to having ben Impli cated in the famous Pullman car robbery on the Diamond Special of the Illlno's Central August 1; the Rock Inland rob bery near I.etz. In., about June 2S; hold irg up the Mattoon station agent on the Illinois Central ljst week; a Missouri Pacific freight train near Nevada. Mo . In 1SS6; a grocer' in Bvans.-ille. Ind., the same ear, and it is being proven that It was he and Rose who held up the drug store of Gustav Sieving, on South Jefferson avenue, a week ago last night. Suspecting only in a very general way the character of the three men. the four detectives walked Into the fatal trap a veritable rain of leaden death at the hands of a man who confesses to various train robberies. Muider was the only crime, al rrost, that he did not admit in his career of robbery, but the climax of his lawless reign was relate boastfully. Apparently unfeeling, unreientlns and unchanged. Morris lies in the Citv Hos pital with eight wounds in his body, be tween life and death. A partner. Al Rose nauer, alias Rose, lies In the morgue. dad. Harry Vaughn. alia "Red Harry." alias "Harry O'Dowd." alias "Graham." alia "Adams." is In the custody of the police with "a badlv battered head. The bind has been broken, but it required the los of life of three of the best detectives on the St. Louis police force. JAMES AND DOYLE HAD NO CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE. Joseph II. James, the detective who re ceived the first clew to the presence of the robbers, and his partner. Detective Edward P. Boyle, of Kansas City. thcH other two officer.- who participated In the raid, did not engage in the deadly battle. Vaughn was arrested at the corner of Fourteenth and Pine streets Just previous to the bhootlng. and after being searched by Detectives Dwyer and James, was left In charge of the latter. Boyle had not time to engage in the fight, as being the fourth up the steps, the battle had ended almost by the time he xcached the door to Rose's bedroom, and Detect! ,'e Shea fell back with the exclamation: "I'm shoL" The Coroner's 'nquest Into the deaths of the two detectives and Rosenaur. yester day morning, resulted in a verdict that Shea and Dwjer died from wounds and hemorrhages caused by leaden ballets fired from a postol in the hand of Morris while the latter was resisting arrest. Rosenaur, it was found, died almost In stantly from bullet wounds caused by De tective Dwyer. The verdict in each case was homicide. Tew Coroner cases have caused the widespread Interest that the deaths of the two detectives and the robber did, and the room was well filled. The only two witnesses of the shooting able to attend Detectives James and Boyle told of the tragedy as far as they knew, and several minor witnesses told of the scenes after the battle. In evidence against the robbers were five large revolvers found In the room after th! shooting, which belonged to Rosenaur. Morris or Vaughn. A burglar's lamp, &;&' - foRT?vT ' f mfivSmSiiWhym. IBsS'SHHiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH ,iliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiVs'SsfiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiB iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiVrrrri' 11111111111111111111111 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHIiiiiiiHKTviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH WILLIAM B. MORRIS, The self-confessed train robber and slayer of the three detectives. He lies the City Hospital with eight bullet wounds In his body. black mask and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were also in. the exhibits. POLICE INVESTIGATE 31RS. ROSE'S RECORD. Mrs. Effie Rose, who claims to be the nlfe of Al Rose, the dead suspect, in the examination said that she had been mar ried twice and divorced but once, from her first husband. She st-ited that she came to St. Louis January 12 and met Rosenaur since that time. Later In the day T. A. Smith of No. 7SIS Vernon avenue called at the Tour Courts and reported that he believed the Rose woman was in reality Mary Arm strong, who had been tried for two mur ders. In Dent County. Missouri, drd in Iron Countv. Missouri. She was taken before the Chief several times daring the day in an effort to make her divulge more of Hose's connection with Morris and Vaughn, and questioned upon the murder charges. She denied knowing anv thing of the crimes of the three men. Vaughn's confeIon was transcribed ve&terday morning: He said that after serving the seven and a half vears in the Missouri State Penitentiary for the Missouri Pacific robbery, in ISM. he came to St. Louis with Morris and then sep arated, only to meet a short time ago. Ho denied all knowledge of the Illinois Central robbery or any of the others that MorrU related. His confession, however, showed that his associates wera mostly criminals, and that he was well posted on many of the most notorious crooks of th country. The po lice believe that Vaughn Is a. confirmed criminal, but is not of the daring or clever tjpe. being an understudy of Morris. MORRIS TALKS CtLMLY OF HIS MANY CRIMES. The coldest worded and important con fession was given by Morris to Chiefs Desmond and Klely at the City Hospital jestcrday morning. Morris told of his robberies and hold-ups without a waver, and enlivened several of his sentences with remarks about Vaughn, whom he termed as a "slob." The confession was taken after Morris had been recognized by the train crew of the Diamond Special as the leader of. the Pullman robbery near Harvey, 111., Au gust 1. Morris stated that four bandits got on the train himself. Collins and two oth ers, whose names he said he did not want to tell. He as&erted that Ccllins was a tramp from Chicago. Kt denied that either Rosenaur or Vaughn were in the robbery. Morris told of getting the brakeman and forcing him to go through the cars ahead of him. He sajs the robbery netted J317 and thirteen watches. Morris told of meeting Collins again in Iowa. In which State he confessed to hav ing held up a Rock Island train near Lctz. Morris could not recall the date, but said it was about July 26. Morris stated that he boarded the trnln and at a signal' pulled the air cord and stopped the train. He then went forward to the engine, un coupled it and then blew open the safe. He stated that he secured nothing but a lot of cheap jewelry. He said Collins and three others were in this robbery. Morris told of holding up the station agent at Mattoon. III., two weeks ago, robbing him of $43) and the gun which he used in the battle Friday. He said he did the Job alone and came to St. Loul3 the next day. He said that h got a room in the same house where Rose was staving. No. 14 line street. He said that he gave Jlrs. Koe some money to buy some clothes. POLICE COMMISSIONERS PASS RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. The Board of Police Commissioners last night at a special meeting passed resolutions of sorrow and regret over the death of the three detectives. The resolutions were as follows: , "Resolved, That the Boa'd of Police Commissioners of the city of St. Louis deeply deplore the killing of Detective John J. Shea, Special Officers Thomas Dwyer and James A. McClusky by desperate criminals. The board recosnixes that exceptional conditions have existed In this city during the last five months, the increased transient population, due to the World's Fair, having attracted the vicious and criminal classes not only from all parts of the United States, but also from pther countries. "This condition has materially increased the work of the Police Depart ment and caused the high degree of vigilance from- all its men, and it Is not inappropriite to note upon this occasion that almost without exception tboxe of the force who have been called upon to meet this trying situation have nobly responded to the demands made, upon them. 'The unfailing fidelity of these officers to the services of the public prompted them to willingly risk their lives, that the lives and property of others might be safe. "The acts of these three men were acts of brave men. White this de partment has sustained an irreparable loss m their deaths, the public has gained greater safety and the department has been raited to a iiigher standard of ac tion. "Resolved, That these resolutions be engrossed upon the records of the Board of Police Commissioners, and that copies thereof be sent to the press and to the families of Detective John J. Shea and Special Officers Thomas Dwyer ind James A. McClusky. to whom we deep sorrow. In and stated that she was not the wife of Rosenaur, as she claimed. He was questioned about the South St. Louis drug-store robbery, but denied it. He said that be staid at the house where the fight took place every time he was in St. Louis. SAYS HE SHOT AT ALL DETECTIVES HE' COILD SEE. In bringing up to the battle with the de tectives, Morris said that he emptied his gun and shot at ail of the detectives he could see, three. Morris stated that he was 29 vears old. 5 feet 10U inches tall, and weighed 1J7 pounds. He was referred to by the police as "the big fellow." He said that lie was arrested t.pon sus picion of robbing a grocery at Evansville, Ind . nine venrs pgo, and with him at that time were Vaughn and Rodgers. Morris said that Rodgeri died in the Penitentiary at Jefferson City, but the police see a striking resemblance between the pictures of Roe and Rodgers. It was Rodgers who was with Vaughn and Morris at Nevada. Mo. The trio were tried in the first case; in. Missouri since the passing of the law making train robbery punishable with capital punishment. They pleaded that the law applied to passenger trains and escaped with a ten years' sentence. Vaughn and Morris were released June 7 and Immediately took up their criminal practices again. Morris evidently tried to shield Rosenaur all the way through, and has upbraided Vaughn for telling any thing that might Incriminate the dead bandit. The funerals of Shea and Dwyer. and possibly that of McClusky. will be held Morday morning at 9 o'clock at the Rock Church. Grand and Finney avenues. There will be a public testimonial and a large ea-cort of police. Throughout the entire day yesterday Pine street In front of the house where the shooting occurred was blocked by the curious. Few. however, would go very near the house, the ma'jority standing away a few paces In a sort of awe. DETECTIVE JIES OBTAINED FIRST TIP ON ROIIIICRS. Detective J. H. James, on whose Infor mation the raid was made, said that he did not know that any of them were con nected with the Diamond Special and other robberies, but that he had their records as general bad men. He received the first tin that they were in St. Louis July 23. Before he could get a good line on their whereabouts, they disappeared, and It was not until last Thursday that he acain saw any of the gang. This was Morris, who was walking on Fourteenth street. Morris had grown so fleshy that James did not feel sure that he had the Tight man under shadow, but pointed him out to Detectives Dwjer. McClusky and Bovle. -Morris was watched, and when he en tered the house at No. 1221 Pine street the detectives decided to Investigate the next day and try to locate Vaughn also. The four, accompanied by Shea, returned Friday afternoon and. after a short watch, saw Morris come out of theihouse. He went to the corner and then Vaughn ap peared, but went only to the next door, No. 1225 Pine street. When Vaughn re appeared hj was placed under arrest, searched by Detectives Dwjer and James and left In charge of the latter. The other four then went Into the house and three received death wounds. None of the detectives saw Morris go back Into the house, and it is a mjstery to them how he returned and prepared himself for the battiet. J extend our heartfelt sympathy in their EDWARD B. BOTLE, The Kansas City detective who was ths last one to enter the house on Pine street. Detective Boyle ran to the back part of the house to prevent the cscipe of any of the criminals in that direc tion, and hearing the shots, returned to th? front loom to find Dwyer and Mc Cluskey, Morris and Rose lying on the floor. EXTRACTS FROM OITIA1V MORRIS'S CONFESSION. I don't want to tell the names of the fellows who were with me. I never searciied anv body's pock ets in my life. Vaughn was my roommate in the Jefferson City Penitentiary and when he came here broke, I could not throw him down. Vaughn Is a slob and I wouldn't "work" with Mm. I never ccmmltted a crime in St. Louis. We were not planning any thing in St. Louis. I ofen came here and would stay at the- Rosj house. I never put a gun to any ( man's head. The station agent was game. I asked him. to give, me. two .minutes to get out of sight and knew he would do it. I fired fiv e shots at all the officers I could see. They were all firing at me. I gave Rose's wife $10 or $15 be cause she needed some clothes, and she is a nice girl. Don't ask foolish questions. You all know how safes .are loaded with "soap." Oh, let me rest! I MORRIS TELLS CHIEF DESMOND HOW ROBBERIES WERE COMMITTED Bandit Gives but One Xame of Any of HLs Companions, Keeping His Oath of Secrecy Even in the Face of Death Describes the Robbery of Illinois Central and Rock Island Trains and the Mattoon Station Agent. By his confession jesterday shortly be fore noon to Chief of Detectives Desmond at the City Hospital.WIIliam Bruce Morris, alias C. C. Blair, shows himself to be a desperado, dashing, clever and successful; a bandit who stopped at nothing to effect his purpose, and the brains of the many hold-ups and train robberies with which he has been Identified. Even In death, the bandit's oath Is sa cred to him. He recounts with startling accuracy and nonchalance the tales of the train robberies planned and executed prin cipally by himself, but never during the tedious fusillade of questions from the Chief did he betray any inclination to divulge the names of the men who assist ed him in the robberies to which he con fesses, other than those of the "tramp" named Collins who figured in both the Illi nois Central and Rock Island hold-ups, and Vaughn, whom he terms a "slob. Morris, throughout his .long confession. with apparent unconsciousness, leaves the impression that he is a bandit of no mean caliber. He 'confesses to being the ring leader of the Illinois Central hold-up, Au gust 1. near Harvey. 111., where he super vised the Job. securing $217. thirteen watches, numerous chains and one dia mond; in the Rock Island hold-up. near Letz. la. where he secured a lot of cheap Jewelry, which he afterwards threw Into a cornfield, and where he blew up the safe with "soup" (meaning nitroglycer in), but obtained nothing: In the Mat toon. III., robbery, where he alone held up the station agent and took $423 from in front of the agent's ejes while counting the money, last week. Vaughn, he declares, was in neither of these Jobs, and he refused to tell the names rof the two others who helped him in the Illinois Central Job and the five others who were implicated in the Rock Island hold-up. "Collins." which is believed by the po lice to be an alias for one of the men in custody, appears In the role of Mor ris's chief lieutenant In both these crimes. Between gasps and frequent interrup tions of "Don't ask foolish questions" and "Oh, let me rest," and other excla mations, the winged bandit confessed yesterday as follows: BT WILLIAM B. MORRIS. 3Ij- right name is William B. Morris, and I have a married sister living In Mc Gregor, Tex., whose name is Mrs. C. P. Lawson. I went by the name of Bruce. I know the three trainmen who were here this morning. It was the IIIinol3 Central train upon which they were em ployed which myself and three others held up. We boarded the train at a place Just south of Chicago, called Harvey. I got on first and seized the brakeman. I held him until they got by the depot. Then I kept going to the head end of each of the cars. The train carried three Pullmans and one day coach. I had a gun In my bands and held it in case of any emergency. I got $317, thirteen watches, I don't remember how many chains, and one diamond. In some of the coaches the passengers were In bed. The other fellows Collins and the others searched their pockets, I hever searched anybody's pockets. "What other fellows?" asked Chief Des mond. I don't want to teU their names. They were not implicated In the shooting of yesterday. Rose was not in that robbery. He was working and I suppose that his wife can tell you where he was. The rob rv nrrarred on the 1st of Auzust. at night. It was 10:43 o'clock when we got i on. the tram. . When we got off the train we walked ATJTME: HOJP1TAL. ! SOME OF THE CRIMES COMMITTED BV MORRIS. Train robberies and hold-ups which William B. Morris, the wounded outlaw, confessed to jesterday: Holding up a freight train on the Missouri Pacific In ISKl He, with Vaughn, was convicted of train robbery and sentenced to ten years at Jefferson .City. Both of these men were released after a term of seven and a half vears. Sticking up a grocery store at Evansville, Ind., about nine years ago. Arrested on suspicion and pic tures taken for the gallery, only time In his life. Released after a hearing. Vaughn was with him In this robbery. Holding up the Diamond Special on the Illinois Central. August 1. with Collins and two others, near Harvey, 111. After robbing the pas sengers on the Pullman sleepers and securing $217, thirteen watches and" several chains and one diamond, he separated from his fellow-outlaws. Holding up train No. 11 on the Rock Island near Columbus Junc tion. Mo., about July 26. with Col lins and four others. The safe ,of the express car was blown open with nitroglycerin, but nothing of value secured. The bandits made their escape in the engine. Singly holding up the station agent at Mattoon. HI., and relieving him of $433 less than a week ago. On the proceeds of this haul he went to Chicago and came directly to this city over the Big Four. This was the last robbery of the dying bandit. until morning along the Monon tracks, two miles. We stayed there until morn ing and then walked down to the station where the big lake i". and boarded a train for Lafavctte. Ind. I stopped at ths Bramble House alone. Collins went back to Chicago and I don't know where the other fellow went. I do not remember the name under which I registered here. MET COLLINS IN IOWA. I next met Collins In Iowa, when we at tempted to rob the Rock Island train: Ic was train No. 11. bound for Kansas City. "I do not remember the day. It occurred two or three miles east of that little sta tion called Let:. I boarded the train at Davenport, and commenced operations about as soon as ws got on. I stopped the train from the Inside by pulling the emer gency air-brake cord. I got off and walked up to the engine and uncoupled the cars and got all ready to leave after the rob bery was completed. It tcok about half an hour. We robbed the express car alone.; I blew It up with "soup," that is. nitro glycerin. "How did you get nitro-glj cerin In the safe?" was asked. 3"Don't ask foolish questions. Tou alt icnow how safes are loaded with "soup." The express messenger ran out of the car when we stopped. I did not go into the car. There w ere five in the party. Two of them went into the car. My part was to uncouple the engine and take away the others in the party as soon as the robbery was completed. We got nothing but a lot of cheap watches, knives, forks and things and threw them in a cornfield eight or ten. miles south and three miles west of Co lumbus Junction. Collins was with me in this Job. I won't tell the others. Vaughn was with me in. the Missouri Penitentiary. He was my roommate four years and a half at Jef ferson City. We were both sent there for ten years for safe robbery at Nevada, Mo. Vaughn was not In these two rob beries which I have mentioned. He knows about them, but he was in Cincinnati or Pittsburg when they came off. He Is a slob and I would not work with him. He was broke and came here. I could not turn him down. DENIES DRUG STORE ROBBERY. "I never did anything In this city. Vaughn and I did not stick up that drug store man In South St. Louis, nor were we planning anything in this city. "I did the Mattoon, I1L. Job alone. 1 simply walked into the railroad office about 7 o'clock, stuck up the agent and took JliJ. The meney was on the tabls in front of him. He was checking trOt I did not put a gun to his head. I ssr' put a gun to any man's head. I zievi even told him to put up his husif. ' "He was a .game fellow, that agent. T said. Talk low if you have anything to scy.' He made a reach for his gun. which was laying on the table In front of him. I was there first and poked my gun up to his side, and reached over and picked up his gun. He had no chance. After I got his 'gun I put It in my pocket with the money and walked out. J did not as-, sault him. nor did I close the door or lock It. I asked him to give mo two minutes and be did. I knew be would not follow me. There was no one on the out side. I went right up the tracks to Chi cago. I got there next day at dinner time. I have blowed the money since. I came here, over the Big Four. I went "bumming around a while and then got the room back of Rose at .No. 1321 Pine street. I gave Rose's wife $1Q or $13" he cause she needed some clothes and. Is m CcatbiBcd ob Face Xn, . I 11 ! 4 -.v . A, . ,J '2.''.' fc ti"rt -tm ? ? - ...-LA--. &a3i& - teiS? fe&-"&