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VOL. V. NO. 125.
Another Express Train Is
Held Up by Bandits.
This Time it Is in the
Far East.
Seven Men Accomplish
the Job Easily.
The Frightened Passen
' gers Cowed.
And the Trainmen Sub
jected Without ,
The Express Messenger Being
Given Just Thirty Seconds
to Open the Safe Loses
No Time in Com
plying. By tha Associated Press. .
Washington, Oct. 13. A gang of
seven men held up the northbound ex
press train oh the Richmond, Freder
icksburg & Potomac railroad at Quan
tico last night. The robbers secured
about $200,000. Dynamite was explod
ed under the express car. The mes
senger opened the door. It is believed
that several of the gang were railroad
men. They uncoupled the engine from
the balance of the train and sent it run
ning wild.
Col. J. M. Scherlford, a newspaper
man who was on the train at the time
of the holdup, said when the train was
near Quantico, on the Virginia side, it
was stopped by 'one of the masked rob
bers, evidently the captain of the gang,
and from the manner of the arranging
of signals for stopping the train, it was
evident that several of the gang were
experienced railroad men.
There were at least six or seven
masked men in the party. When the
alarmed passengers crowded out of the
cars to see w.hat was the matter the
robbers fired a perfect fuailade of shots
to intimidate them and frighten the
railroad men. The robbers rifled the
express car in short order and some of
the desperadoes even went so far as to
converse in a clever daring fashion with
the passengers and train men.
Some of the train men thought they
got away with at least $150,000. The
express messengers did their best to
prevent the robbers from getting into
the car, but the dynamite and revol
vers were enough to make any man
weaken. They threatened to kill the
messengers on the spot if they refused
to open the safe, and when the captain
of the gang gave them just thirty sec
onds to get to work the men gave in.
Found a Skeleton.
Shelbyvillb, Ind., Oct. 13. While
working in a gravel pit on the farm of
W. H. Harrellof Brandy wine Township
this morning Elsey Ensminger and Ed.
Harrell unearthed a human skleton of a
person of large stature. The position of
the bones indicated that the person
had been buried in a sitting poBture.
Who the person was and how the re
mains came there as a myBtery, but
rumor has revived the story of Bill
Dougherity's sudden disappearance
several years ago. Bill was a strange
personage. No one knew his business
nor his nativity, yet he had plenty of
money and always spent it freely with
the boys. He was a person of large
stature and unuBual conversational
ability. None of the sports suffered
when he was in the city. He suddenly
disappeared and has never been heard
of since. It is now thought that be was
murdered and his remains deposited in
the gravel pit.
A Novel Tournament.
Austin. Tex.. Oct. 13 The cowboys
had a hie lassoing tournament here thie
afternoon, which was witnessed by a
laree number. The cattle were from
the prairies, were wild and vicious, and
the sport was exciting. The time of
roping, throwing and tieinz ranged
from one minute, eleven reconds. to one
minute and thirtv-ight seconds. A
spectator was run over by a cowboy and
furiously inured. Wet weather here
during the three past weeks has injured
cotton and planters assert that the crop
will fall short r,f that of last year.
Brazos cotton planters say that the
plants are rank and weedy and are not
squaring and boiling. Buyers here as
sert that the crop will be enormous and
generally exceed that, of last year. Per
sonal observation and trustworthy in
formation is to the contrary.
California Masons Hold Their Regu
lar Annual Meeting.
San Francisco, Oct. 13. The Grand
Lodge of Masons concluded its session
today. The following is the list of ap
pointed officers: Grand chaplain, Jus
tui M. Hinman ; grand orator, Eugene
N. Duprey; assistant -grand secretary,
Andrew M. Hendrey; grand lecturer,
Harvey C. Bush; grand marshal, Owen
S. Henderson; grand standard bearer,
Edward H. Percey; grand eword bear
er, Harry A. Keller; grand Bible bear
er, Frederick W. Lncas ; senior grand
deacon, Wallace Kay; junior grand
deacon, Samuel Prager; senior grand
(steward, Thoa. J. Richards; junior
grand steward, William H. Cureon ;
grand pursuivant, John M. Boyd; grand
organist, Samuel D,. Mayer; grand
tyler, James Oeleaby. The lodge ad
journed until the second Tuesday in
October, 1895. .
The Venders Must Pay a Govern
ment License.
San Fbancisco, Oct. 18. United
8tates revenue authorities here have
begun a campaign against the confec
tioners who, for a long time, have dis
pensed claret punches and other -mild
bevera?eB to fashionable women who
flock to their parlors every afternoon
and evening, but none of them have
ever paid government liquor tax. a
special revenue agent recently visited
all these places and under threats of ar
rest compelled the proprietors to take
out licenses and pay considerable
amounts for licenses tr. at should have
been taken out heretofore.
Killed by Falling From a Louis
ville Train.
He Stole a Ride but Fell From the
Train and Now Goes on a
Longer Journey.
By the Associated Press.
Harrodsbukg, Ky., Oct. 13. George
Fallis, a white man, 33 years old, was
instantly killed today at noon at the
curve of the Louisville Southern, one
mile this side of Burgin. He had stolen
a ride on the mixed train No. 32 that
passed through this place and had
ridden four miles when he fell off the
train breaking his neck and fracturing
his skull. He has been an employe of
theDowling Bros., distillers, for several
years, and leaves a wife and three
small children. The coroner's jury re
turned a verdict, exonerating the rail
road officials ef all blame.
Officers on Trial.
Boston, Mass., Oct. 13. Lieutenant
Chas. W. Hunt, Sergeant Jas. P. Kee
lan, Sergeant Clarence A. Swan and
Patrolman Barney Murray, of police
station 11 in the Dorchester district,
were placed on trial before the police
commissioners today, charged with not
apprehending James G. Paul, who shot
Eleanor Whitfield in Dorchester, Friday
night, two weeks ago. Paul, who was
well known to the officers, was at large
for six days, when he gave himself up.
He said he was hiding in his boarding
house when the officers searched the
house, and had not been out of the dis
trict since the shooting. The hearing
before tne board is private.
All the Money Raised.
Hiawatha, Kan., Oct. 13 At a mass
meeting of the citizens of Hiawatha and
surrounding country, held in the opera
house this evening.the $50,000 stock
asked for by the Pullman club was
raised . I resident Myer of the Pullman
club, informed the citizens that he
would have thirty mechanics leave Pull
man for Hiawatha immediately. Over
300 stockholders who have lots of back
ing compose the company.
Fastest Pacing Record Ever Made
on the Coast.
Santa Ana, Cal., Oct. 13. The fast
est heat ever paced this aide of the
Rocky Mountains was made today by
Silkwood, who went the mile in 2 :07.
Cloakmakers' Strike Is
About Settled.
Three Thousand Have
Returned to Work.
Others Will Follow Soon as the
Contracts Are Signed.
Justice Barondess Who Presided at
a Meeting of the Strikers Has
the Matter In Hand.
By the Associated Press.
Nkw York, Oct. 13. About 3,000
cloakmakers returned to . work today
and before night it is believed 5,000
more will follow. Justice Barondess
presided at a meeting of the strikers at
which it was decided to deal individu
ally with the firms. The moment the
representative of the firm signs the
contract Barondess issues orders for the
men formerly employed there to return
to work.
A Full County and Legislative
Ticket Named.
Mike Nugent Renominated for the
Council. Greenleaf Runs Again
for Sheriff. ,
By the Associated Press.
Yuma, Arizona Territory, Oct. 13
The Democratic county convention has
made the following nominations: Coun
cil, M. J. Nugent; representative. R.
M. Straus; sheriff, M. Greenleaf ; re
corder, M. L. Pool; treasurer, W. L.
Hopkins; probate juuge, Geo. M.
Knight ; district attorney, Sam Purdy ;
surveyor, D. E. Beatty ; supervisors, A.
Modesti and H. B. Hinds.
Slew His Child.
New Brunswick, Oct. 13. Lawrence
R. Hoffman, a farmer of Highstown,
went home in a drunken rage last night.
He attacked his wife, but she beat him
He then rushed outaide to secure an
axe. He chased his wife up stairs into
the sleeping room.
Then he threw the axe at . her. It
flew wide of its mark and struck the
three-year-old child who was sleeping
in a crib.
The heavy axe slashed an ugly wound
in the child's abdomen. Seeing what
he had done, Hoffman rnehed from the
house, but later returned to give him
self up.
The child died this morning.
Says That He Will Surely Meet
If the Fight Is Prevented In Florida
it Will Occur In New
By the Associated Press.
Buffalo, Oct. 13. J. J. Corbett said
to a reporter today: "Nothing Bhall
prevent the fight with. FitzBimmous. In
the event the fight is prevented in
Florida I will go to New Orleans. There
will be a meeting even if it is for no
more than for a five dollar note."
A San Francisco Lawyer Narrowly
Escapes Death.
San Francisco, Oct. 13. H. H. Low
enthal, a well known attorney, was shot
at in hiB office this morning by J. T.
Emerson, an ex-convict who has served
time in San Quentin for jury bribery.
Emerson claims he went to the peni
tentiary to shield Lowentbal, who
promised to give him $1,000 and a cigar
store whea he served his term. Lowen
thal, although unhurt, narrowly escaped
Bank RobDer Captured.
Indianapolis. Ind., Oct. 13. A posse
of 100 armed men, assisted by blood
hounds, last evening captured one of
the men who robbed the Bloomfield
bank in Greene county Wednesday
night. The rest of the robbers retreated
after a hot fight. The captured robber,
who was wounded, gave his name as
Charles Rivers of Indianapolis, and
still had $1,100, his share of the Bloom
field bank plunder. The sheriff, with
the greater part of the posse, assisted
by the bloodhounds, continued the pur
suit. O. W. Sbreyer is cashier of the
bank and says $6,000 will hardly cover
their loss.
The Deadly Folding Bed Again.
Skbalia, Mo., Oct. 13. Mrs. J. R.
Farsons, wife of a railroad conductor,
met with an accident last night that
will prove fatal. She had locked the
door to her apartment and was prepar
ing to retire. In attempting to lower
her folding bed, the bed clothes caught
in the sliding headboard and her weight
caused the bed to topple forward and
close. Mrs. Parsons was caught be
tween the bed and badly crushed in
ternally Her cries attracted attention
on the street, and only after breaking
down the door to her bed chamber was
she liberated.
A Retrograding State.
The population of Vermont was
330,551 in 1S70, 233,2S6 in 1880, and 332,
422 in 1S90. In other words, the state
has been practically stationary for
twenty years, and during the decade
preceding 1890 the gain was only 136
souls. As Burlington, Rutland, Barre
and some other large towns had sev
eral thousand more inhabitants in
1891 than in 1880, the smaller towns and
the rural communities, of course, lost
ground, and the extent of the loss is
illustrated in such facts as that during
this- period the number of farms shrank
from 35.522 to 32,573, the total acreage
from 4,882,588 to 4,795,G36 and the im
proved acreage from 3,286,461 to 2,655,
943, while the unimproved acreage in
creased from 1,596,127 to 1,729,703, and
is now larger than in 1850.
Julia A. Smith Takes Cardinal
Gibbons to Task.
She Replies to the Cardinal's Late
Attack on Woman Suffrage
Thinks He Should Study.
Br the Associated Press.
Chicago, Oct. 13. Dr. Julia Holmes
Smith, Democratic nominee for trustee
of the Illinois State University, in an
interview today on Cardinal GibbonB'
attack on woman's suffrage, eaid:
"In support of hie idea, the cardinal
recites the words of a Grecian ruler :
'I command Athene. Athens rules the
world, and my wife rnles me ; therefore,
she rules the world.' - :'
"Perhaps, had the cardinal investi
gated his Grecian history more care
fully, he would have discovered that
it was not the wife that ruled or gov
erned. The man whom Aspasia gov
erned had a wife and family at home.
Thus it has been, and Cardinal Gibbons
would do well to study the history of
The Sunday Morning Ride of the
Three Train Robbers.
The theory that five men were en
gaged in the Maricopa train robbery is
about to be disturbed. An Indian ha-
been found who saw three men on Sun
day morning before the robbery riding
in . the direction of Maricopa. The
horses they rode, two grays and
a bay, correspond in color with
those captured by Sheriff Mur
phy and Deputy Sheriff Widmer.
The three men were riding from the
direction of the camp where Armer was
afterward captured.
The Indian's attention was more par
ticularly attracted to the horsemen by
reason of the fact that white men are
seldom seen on that road.
Henry Morgan will have the Indian
in town this morning to meet Detective
Will Smith and examine a photograph
of Rogers for identification. If the
identification is complete it will be
pretty well established that the three
men were alone engaged in the robbery.
The result of it will be favorable to
O'Brien since it is certain that he is
not one of the three who rode back
after the robberv.
Brother of a German Military Offcer
Lost in Northern Arizona.
An inquiry was received at the office
of Territorial Secretary Bruce concern
ing Herman Wolf, a trader among the
Indians in the neighborhood of Canyon
Diablo. The inquiry comes from A.
Wunthal, imperial German consul gen
eral at San Francisco. A brother of the
missing man is Major General Wolf, of
Dresden, Germany, who had applied to
the Kaiserlich Deutches KonBulatat San
Francisco. He stated that for nearly a
year no letter had been received from
his brother who had before that written
regularly. His relatives are in the
greatest anxiety about him, fearing
that he may have become the victim of
a crime.
Herr Wunthal desires that an inquiry
concerning Wolf be made from the sec
retay's office.
Trie only person who could be found
in Phoenix yesterday who knew any
thing of Wolf was Phil Brennan, of
Goldberg Bros. He knew him well but
had heard nothing of him for several
He wrote to his brother, Dr. D. J.
Brennan, of Flagstaff, last night, re
questing him to ascertain the where
abouts or possible fate of the missing
Coin and Bullion.
San Francisco, Oct. 13. Silver bars,
per oz., 63).(6338 ; Mexican dollars, 5S
The University at Berke
ley Is Non-Partisan.
Budd Not Permitted to
Speak There.
Republicans Kicked and That
Stopped the Proceedings.
The Scheme Prohibited Though
Budd Is a Graduate of This Insti
tution of Learning.
By the Associated Press.
Oakland, Oct. 13 Some days ago
the Democratic students at Berkeley
started a movement to invite James
Budd, Democratic candidate for gov
ernor, to visit the university and ad
dress them, and a reception committee
was appointed. Several of the mem
bers of the committee were Republi
cans. They objected and appealed to
the regents, who have issued an order
prohibiting the reception which was
projected because Budd is a graduate of
the university.
An Encouraging Night at the Tempe
Republican Meeting.
The Republican meeting at Tempe
attracted a large and earnest crowd
from all points on the south side.
A special train from Pbuenix took many ,
over but as the meeting was of a some
Thai local character the audience was
mainly a south side one. Among the
speeches was a stirring and effective
one by Mr. C. M. Frazier. Ne rly all
the county candidates were present and
presented their claims for support.
The manner in which they were re
ceived by the crowd indicates that the
ticket will not suffer on that side of the
river. :- ". ; ;',
The Phoenix Precinct Glee club
elicited warm applause.
The Democrats were at Mesa and
Candidate Herndon made his maiden
speech in the Maricopa county cam
paign. Other speakers were Hon. J. F."
Smith of Prescott, Judge Campbell, Col.
B. J. Franklin and Frank Col.
Two Cases in the Same Court at the
Same Time.
Justice Johnstone dispensed justice
yesterday in Gatlicg gun fashion.
Part of the time two cases were in pro
gress, and court was being held in two
different places. The justice could not,
of course, be in two places at the same
time, for that ie held to be as impossi
ble a feat as the occupation at the same
time of the same plnee by two bodies.
But while the jury in one place was in
deliberation, another jiry was hearing
evidence elsewhere in another case.
The case of Aslier va Purdy, forcible
detainer, was decided by a jury in favor
of the defendant.
In the caea of H. S Dunn and R. C.
Baker azainst the Hudson Reservoir
and Irrigation comimny, judgments
were rendered for the plaintiffs. In
these cases the defendant ia represented
by H. C. Mfigne, who is putting up a
cheerful fight, and one which the bar
pronounces remarkably able and in
genious considering the fact hat. it ie
made without a scrap of evidence,
either oral or documentary.
Mrs. A. M. Lee's Grand Millinery
The millinery opening, together with
an art exhibition is a" novel feature
which, introduced by Mrs. A. M. Lee,
cannot fail to be a success, judging from
the past openings, wLich have always
been artistic and original. Each lady
is invited to display any work of art
which she may possess, and will be
allowed the privilege of voting as to
which work of art deserves the prize
an elegant hat.
The opening will commence on the
evening of tha 18th and continues Fri
day and Saturday. As space is limited,
it will be well to enter exhibits as early
as possible. All work must be in by
the 17th.
Late Report of the Prison Com
missioners. The report of the board of prison
commissioners has been received by
Governor Hughes. It shows that the
per capita cost of the prisoners has been
reduced lower than ever before in the
history of the institution notwithstand
ing the addition of many improvements.
It approves the efforts made in the
direction of securing perfect discipline.
The work of Secretary McKean is highly
commended as is also that of his pre
decessor in office Eugene J. Trippel.
The board recommends the pardon of
G. W. Rood and also that of Isadore
Licano for the purpose of restoring him
to citizenship. In the case of convicts
King Ussery, Nels Hansen and Jesse
Castillo the board recommends commutations.

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