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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST. 21, 1893.
PPFJ) AT LAST.
Lstry Cleared Away.
T IN TEE ACT LAST BIGHT.
.i,.ic of Ili'trrtlvo Work on the
( hiff Sexton bikI h t'orpH of t'lil
N,,.rtH Mnny NlRJit of l'nith.
(( ii. liini; He warded ly Suiwii
.,niil' Chandler mul Cal lliirwon
.,.,1 While rl:l'lii(t Olwtrilftlons on
. i i'.i..irsit.i.- Mm i
-:,ir 'fl'crp Discovered In Their
, ruptured IC.'JkIh l.lkf a Novel
., , -!i rv Mirrmiii'liiiir 1 lie re
,if ld's mi the Kock Isl
tr:ick in the vicinity of
. park. c:i-t of Moline. was
". ;:v l:it f.iht ly I ho sue
;iuiini:ili'n of one of the
. ,,; of detect ivo work over
...I ceeuted in this ;irt (if
i ; i. :inl the ("ijiture of
i.: . Ikivc sought tn ohstruet
, :. tiinl- who have placed its
, r train in jeopard v en
t,.,!, ,,ne occasion.
: l.i-lit Cal. Harson :iml Mrs.
i liMMiilcf. (if tliis city, were
i ;in'lit 1 v Chief Sexton. anl
, , -tivc- in the act (if placing
. I., wt hound track a mile
I 1 1 r : i t of Moline jiir-t liefore
.", express canie down. The
l.ccii entailed for a couple
in carryinir out a devilish
,: h. chief purpose of which it
.:,;v!'.' now. was to sort of Idack-
i,, 1; irk I-land company mure
, s reek dot met ion on its trains
.-..enters, though in furthering
-: heme- thev placed the trains
company in peril, and iut for
. 1 1 -t : 1 1 ; t vigilance, alertness and
el Chief Sexton and IIikt
; v - -i nt here from Chicago to
,.n the case with him. the ex
v :-.m-;. ies methods of the pair
iiu out tlieir purposes miht
!i -u ;ed in a disaster at anv
i:i:il Like n Novel.
irv of the exploits
pair. . their clev-
! plans, the manner of
them I'V the police
tec'.ivcs. and tlie lin-
lation envciopinir their
reads like one of those
i which expert police and
i . . : :e llirure :is the heroes, and
A . i : .u 1 1 eventuallv in exposing
v where least apparent.
he remembered that on the
!. of August C, the Kansas City
i liver, due here at ll:u5 p. in..
a couple of lo",'s a mile and
i-t of Moline, and near the
;i !:-t night's discovery. The
. driven into the cow-catcher
liiciiiiiotive and could not lie
".ali-.l until this city was
i ' i i ' 1 1 when the engine was run on
i:: n-talile and the lo taken nut.
v. i -. e i it'ii t at the time t lint an
i t i wreck the train had hecn
:!. and the police at once heffan
put tlieir wits at work to ferret
: "he guilty persons. On the af
ipm.ii of the 7th Chief Sexton re-
i'il a visit from a woman who
vr her name as Mrs. Jennie Chand
. residing in this city. She said
.it tlie eveiiniLr liefore in company
itii one Cal Harson. of this
whom she represented to lie her
Hi-in. she was in lliverview park,
I in n a crany of men came under a
it near where tlie couple were sit-
n Ur- and within hearing planned the
' kin and plundering of a special
:i -upposed to he the pay car and
M" " lei on the Kock Island road the
nilit. The woman said she
ih'u all the members of the pan;;.
- -in had formerly been at the head
' liirtii as their chief, when they had
"i: known as 'The Lucky Thir
n." vi, e -ive the names of 'JefT,'''
"ii. "Wolf and "Dan as having
n I'M'iheard in t ho conversation
'!. ilesperadoes under the tree,
'i -1 1 i that later she would re-
1 tin' chief the correct names of
in tiers of the L'anir. as she knew
n a!!. Shi! volunteered her ser-
- a- a detective, said she would
' into the conlidenee of the men.
"a of tii"ir dans and reveal them
in- chief as fast as she ascertained
in. Chief Sexton's suspicions of
woman were at once aroused, but
" '"Id her to go ahead and learn
''iiat he could and communicate
Altiiongh the chief knew that it
a as not the right time of the mouth
'r the pay car. he determined to as.
rtain if a special was expected out
"i the night when lie had been in
i "rineil the wrecking was to occur,
i!' found that no special of any kind
":is to be out that night, but as a
pn eautionary move he notilied local
' IVe ial.s of tlie Kock Island road of a
!".--ibility of an attempted wreck.
Si pt. Sudlow, of the Peoria, and
I Tt :ight Agent Stoddard, of the Kock
Maud, at once wired President Cable
:i'! he placed the matter in the hands
"f l ieliKs detective agency, the con.
s"I'"micc being the appearance on the
in Kock Island of F. A. Holmes, a
'b'tective representing that agency.
Mr. Holmes brought credentials from
-i-'tant General Manager W. J.
'n, of the Kock Island road, to
h -rs. Sudlow and Stoddard, and he,
after calling on those gentlemen,
'luted up Chief Sexton, and after a
h 'iifercnce between the two, the lat-
''' arranged an interview with Mrs.
handler. It was held that after
n""ii, when she told pretty much the
Same story she had previously vol
unteered to the chief, mentioning her
cousin Cal. Harson, as having been the supposed robbers, am this story
with her. and who. she said, would was, later in the day, supported by a
corroborate her story. That night at visit of Mrs. Chandler to Detective
k .wessrs. sexton and Holmes Holmes tr. ivl.r. ct, P..i,tn,i hr.r-
called on Harson at his home east of tbrillinfr Pv.'Wl..m,. o,l ,otr l.i-...,m.
imiiiv crossing, anil no told
much the same kind of a varn n
L handler had of tho overheard con
versation among the train wreckers
under the tree in Kiverview park.
ives NtiitK'i or the Wreekers
In her second interview with the
chief and with Detective Holmes the
woman represented having com
municated with the wreekers, and
had learned iheir true names and
plans. Jack McKinley, the head,
was otherwise West Keddig. while
Wolf was ths alias for Ed. Kline,
w hile Jim Hell was another for w hom
an alias had previously been "given.
She said they had gone down near
Muscatine wl ere they were holding
out and would probably at tempt "a
roWiery. Detective Holmes put in
the next day i i Muscatine and satis
tied himself tl at no such people were
there, and that there would be no
cause for any alarm in that neighbor
hood. Shai nivoil llii' Pair.
Satislied i ow as Sexton and
Holmes were that the woman would
bear watehinj.-. and was not telling
all she knew. Holmes determined to
cultivate her friendship, learn all he
could personally, while at the same
time to have ie'r s well as her pal.
Harson. constantly shadowed. In
furtherance of this idea Detective
Cray arrived on the loth, and on the
K'th Detective Price came. These
latter two nun were assigned to the
duty of watching the couple, while
Holmes and Sexton continued to re
ceive the stories she brought to them
from the train-wreckers whose conli
denee she j rctended to have. The
first attempted wreck she told was
to occur last Tuesday night, the
scheme lieinc to ditch the 1 :f ex
press. She explained how the work
was to be dune: said she and her pal
would be on hand and turn up the
robbers as s( on as they put the logs
on the track, but she "desired that
Chief Sexton and Detective Holmes
drive up ibout f o'clock that
they might remove the obstruction
before the train came in contact with
it. The olhYcrs agreed to be on hand
as a matter of course. But unknown
to the woman they also had some one
else on hand to see what Mrs. Chand-
very escape of the previous night.
l-'onml n Io.
That night. however Friday
night the trap was set as usual.
Detective Holmes drove up alone, as
Chief Sexton was engaged in running
down the assailants of Richard Mc
Sorlev. On reaching the track Holmes
met Mrs. Chandfer hurrying along
the road, and who greeted him with
f the exclamation.. --My Cod, there is
a logon the track!" Following her,
! sure enough there he found a log on
I the track, and he at once asked her
' as to the whereabouts of Cl.
! '-Oh, he's gone after the robbers."
j she explained; "he chased them
; through the woods yonder." Think-
ing that, his men in ambush had cap
tured Harson, Holmes removed the
'obstacle and returned to Kock Isl
and bringing Mrs. Chandler with
him. Later his men returned and
' reported having seen nothing of the
j log or who put it on the track. 'l itis
j was discouraging, but the oRicer.
( were determined to keep up the
search. Again Saturday night
the watch was set w ithout results.
But yesterday the ollicers came into
possession of information that led
them to believe an attempt would be
made without fail last night. Mrs.
Chandler was positive from a conver
sation she reported to have had with
McKinney that the 0:0") train would
be wrecked. The detectives re
solved to abandon the hack busi
ness and to use every precaution to
make a catch of somebody if logs
were placed on the track." So De
tectives Cray and Price were sent up
early in the afternoon. They did
not go together nor did they meet at
all. Each went his own wav. In
Kiverview park Detective Price, who
by the way, is one of the best inake
ups of a well-to-do tramp imagin
able, niet Mrs. Chandler and Harson.
He shadowed them all the afternoon
and until nightfall when he went
into ambush, as Cray had also done.
Chief Sexton and Otlicer Crompton
went out by way of the Moline blufTs
in citizens' clothes and came down
back of Riverside cemetery within
view of the railroad track and river
at C o'clock. They hid in the ceme
tery until dark, when they made
ler and her friend. Harson, were do- their way to a good place of conceal-
: i 'i . . , , , i ' . ,... i . . 4 l. . li . .
secve v. mil
Price and P .
drien up i
here t ne c irria
while the logs were placed on
rails and also to be there in
they n -eded any assistance in
-ting t ic robbvrs. Early in
a carriage was secured
stable, placed in charge
self who was sworn to
Detectives Cray and
lice Oiliccr Etzel were
a.-t of Kiverview park
as left while the
nient near the tracks. About
they heard voices in the lane near the
tracks, and discovered Harson and
them go to the
c.u cealed thenisilvcs near
the proposed wreck was to
'.ml awaited dev
P n and Detective Holm
ii ; and appearing on the
scene at !' ( "c
bu-r. as per agreement
attempt t ) wreck
tracks, saw Harson place two logs on
the we-t bound track in a V shape,
such as would surely have wrecked a
' train coming in contact with it.
They heard Mrs. Chandler tell him to
put more on while she kept a watch,
' but just at that instant the headlight
of a locomotive approaching from
; the west illuminated the .track and
' the guilty pair sought cover until it
should pass. A freight train passed
going east, the oflicers keeping watch
' under the cars of the retreat of Mrs.
' Chandler and Harson, who went over
' toward the C, B. & Q. track on the
'north of the Kock Island tracks.
! Chief Sexton then headed for the
' Burlington tracks and encountered
Mrs. Chandler, who, taking him for
Harson in the dark, seized him by the
I arm with the injunction:
"Put more on the track!"
Put what on the track!"' was the
! Recognizing him then, she almost
swooned, but quickly recovering,
I asked him what he was doing there.
! "I am watching you." was Sex
ton's reply, "what are you doin"
But there I'll no
i nat night, as it rained, and tllhccr
Etzel coiiglit a cold with which he
ha-been laid up since. The woman
made explanations next day and said
the attempt might be made any
night, so every night thereafter the
program of Tuesday night was car
ried out b the police and detectives.
Otlicer Crompton going up in Etzel's
place. This was kept up until Friday
when Mrs. Chandler made a visit to
the Auc.l'S otlice with the appended
communic ition which she desired
Traiu IColilierH Outwitted."
"East n'ght a daring attempt was
made to wreck the il o'clock D.'issen-
gerjust e ist of Moline. It appears ; "U atching the train robbers." she
our daring little chief of police has : responded recovering herself, "they
been working on the sly with one of, 1,ave placed some logs on the track,
the Kock Island's detectives. They ! (-;,,u wlth nle atl(l
have had a woman wo. king collect- ' "1 J-r"ess .vou ll:ul ,,'ttpr ftay here."
iii"-eviilei.ce, and last night's work ! P!ml ,lu' chipf as he laocd the wom-
es he- both courageous and jrrit- a" 111 'OT crompton g charge. B
to( av she carries a helpless 'thought of being arrested, she gave
he - encounter with train rob- !l scream that made the woods ring.
bers. The ollicers had their plans llu' ciui'1 Uun started across the
all hud. but bv some misunderstand-: fl,'1(l ward the river in which di-
in'i- "ot on the scene too late to catch j rection Harson was running with
the men. As the woman knew where ' ;.v aml Price, at lus heels. The
it was to occur, the ollicers thought fhief headed him olT and arrested
best for her to take the lead. She ' returning to the tracks in time
did it, an! but for a plucky man she to meet Detective Holmes who had
had with her would todav be dead: as driven up m a buggy, and who. with
-. ' hot.t;.-,. . ...,t
clothing, just T;izin the skin near
l Im lii.-irt Tli is will trli:it-i sc:ir
her out as well as the robbers. The u' becoming along tin- track, was
then; will be no further arresieu. uie prisoners nrougnt
on account of this;,lown ,u Uu 'ii't (" mmi avenue
To ss ain this storv Mrs. Chand-j was "' waiting with a hack and a!l
ler exhibited a number of cuts in her j "ere driven to Rock Island, the pris
drcss net r the shoulder and also held j oners beinglocked up tne dty prison,
her left arm as if crippled. Bv wav j Thf ,,. ,... Her object,
of explanation she told of her en-J The object of Mrs. Chandler and
counter -vith robbers the nigiu ue- ' p""-ifc on
were about to place
ed the logs. A tramp who gave his
name as William Rilev. who happen-
chief tli i l ks
attempt near here
fore as they were about to place the
tie on th track, and said tho object
in publihhing the notice was to con
vince the robbers that no further at
tempt would be made to capture
them, so that they might appear
again thu next night, and she and the
other detectives might catch them.
I ler representation appeared so
fishy and her general conduct so sus
picious, even to the scissors-lil cuts
in her d -ess, that an Ai:ca s repre
sentative sought an interview with
Chief Sexton and Detective Holmes,
from wl om reliable assurance were
offered that no attempt had been
made to place logs on the track the
ni"ht before, and meanwhile the
woman lftcr conferring with her pal
had dc3lared she did not want the
notice j ublished and so notilied the
Allocs; but there w ould have been no
danger of its being inserted, any
way? I: appeared too patent on the
the fae of it that it was intended
more tt impress the detectives of the
oocurre nee of the night before than
the track is plain. She hoped bv
convincing the railroad and the ofli
cers of the law that an attempt was
being made to wreck trains, that
a reward would be offered and she
! r.;.-., n ..-...t ilt.,.l- ..f 1
information. She is a bad character
who has caused the oflicers annoy
ance on several occasions. She was.
originally Jennie Young, and was
known here years ago. Fifteen years
ago she stole a horse and iuggy in
Davenport, but escaped punishment.
She was first married to a man named
Schneider, who secured a divorce and
she then married West Reddig, who
secured a divorce, and now she is the
wife of C. F. Chandler, who is a coal
loader on the levee. He has done'i
time as did Reddig while he vvas her
husband. She was run out of Tope
ka, Kan., for blackmailing, and has
been guilty of a variety of crimes.
She is an adventuress of the lowest
type. She has a little daughter, a
bright child of eight years, who is
lying dangerously ill with typhoid
fever at her home on Second avenue
east of Twentieth street. Harson is
a carpenter and a former railroad
switchnan who has also been in the
hands of the law before. He lives
with his family in the east part of
town. L ndou otedly the woman
planned the log business and he was
Both nude confessions in full, in
the pres?ncc- of witnesses, after reach
ing police headquarters, of placing
the logs on the track last night as
well asFriday night, as it is kiiMvn
that they (lid on the previous .occur
ence. The ollicers have had a novel ex
perience in pursuing her, meeting
her lirst at one place and then at an
other sometimes at the Tower
where she pointed out moi as the
train robbers she was working with,
and then again in the city parks, and
to Chief Sexton and to Detectives
Holmes, Cray and Price, everyone of
whom has done his share of hard and
eflicicnt work, great praise is due for
ridding the eommiinit v of danger
ous characters amj placing them
wmnn ine strong walls ot the peni
LIQUOR MEN MEET.
The A"(M'i:i! ion oT i:n T wont v-li rst
trict Ki-!'Cts Ii'Ic(;:tt('S.
The Retail Eicjuor Dealers and
Manufacturers" association of the
Twcnty-iirst district of the state of
Illinois held a convention at the
Turner hall this morning at 10
o'clock with Robert Wagner as chair
man, and Christ Mueller secretary.
The executive hoard was ap
pointed as follows: Aug. Luth.
Henry Geislcr, William Kiuv'e, Aug.
Mueller and (I. Zimmerman.
Delegates to the state canvention
at Ottawa were then appointed as
Kock Island J. Ohlweiler, Otto
Huber, August II. Eiitt, Henry
Ceisler, Robert Wagner, Fred Appel
quist and William Dressen.
Moline William Runge. Joe Ull
m:iii, Robert Stolting and August
(;cneseo--Wi!liam Seibel and (J.
Dinner was served in the Turner
hall dining room through the cour
tesy of the Rock Island association.
Srtatc Secretary Robert T. Hall, of
Chicago, attended the convention.
Mr. Hall is the editor of a paper
called "Mixed Drinks."
At the Touer.
Rosa May made one of the finest
leaps that she lias ever made, yester
day at the Tower, She went up about
4. tMO feet before she leaped landing
in the river beyond the railroad
bridgeover Rock river. Eddie Swan-
son then entertained the crowd with
his contortionist work.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others ana enioy lite more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs oi physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in tlie
remedy, Syrup of Figs
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on tlie Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c and $1 Ixittlcs, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if ollered.
Close Money Market
Enabled us to make a few purchases of desirable mer
chandise much under value. ; We shall offer these
bargainstoourtrr.de this week, beginning
promptly Monday morning at 9 o'clock,
at prices too tempting to be over
looked. For instance we have
A big job of 10 ) dozen Ladies" hose,
colors, navy, seal and wine, to sell,
while they last, at 3c per pair.
The ultra fashionable tan color
ed hose, two lots below value at ie
and Sc per pair. A great fad and big
Another lot of those men's mix
ed half hose at 4c, they went like hot
Working men's heavy Rock ford
socks at oc a pair
One lot illuminated serge
goods price now cut down to
A nice line of colors t; select
but hardly quantity enough
around, come early.
bats shipped by lak'
from there by rail.
I'l .esd ay ni o rn i n g.
sell the tirsl .Vl bales of
ted li'.e value bats at i
Our other qualiti.
grade bats will also I,
this cargo. Our combination of lake
and rail enables us to land these
load (,f cotton
to Chicago and
will he opened
lcn we shall
te per roll
s ot higher
.' received in
goods in our house
nominal cost, w hich
naming lower selling
Few print s with
for comforts and furniture styles.
Another big lot of those canvas te
for World's Fair use. This makes the
of these goods. We are using them a
cope Hand Bags or Satchels
Fifth shipment we have had
a special leader to help lit
out our frinds for the great fair. Don't buy a trunk, the telescope
is much more convenient and no checking necessary.
EHTKemerhber the opening of the cotton bats at (U- worth li'.'.c
does not take place until Tuesday morning.
1720, 1722, 1724 and 1 726 Second ave.
Take Your Pick
from our very large stock of exceed
ingly choice Furniture. We're having
a sale for the benefit of our .customers.
Money is a good thing to liave now.
and it's all the same to you whether it
conies to you from saving or earning
it. You can't save money any faster
or to ueiier advantage than by buying ,sa..i
our stock of Furniture, which is going at PRICE CRASHING
In the turniture trade in the three cities we have
Others may aspire to follow, but it's at such a distance in the rear that
the idea of imitation is not suspected. To close out the season's stock
of Lawn Goods we (piote the following prices:
Lawn Chairs $1 0, worth $2.75.
CASH OR CREDIT.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDT,
18',9, 1811 Second' Avenue
C. F. DBvk.nh, Manager TELEPHONE No. 1200
P9?"Of.en -veoinc;s till 8 o'clock.
1 Schneider's Bargain Counters.
Now Ready 16 Counters to select from.
J S. vlDV.
T. E. KB1DT.
Keal Estat e-
Bay. rell and manage property on commission,
oan money, co'lect rent!, also carry a line of first
class fire Insurance companies. baiMing lota for
sale in allihedtfferent additions. Choice residence
property in all parte of the city.
Room 4, Mitchell Lynde traildiag, ground
door. In rear of Mitchell A Lynde bank.
CurxTF.it No. 1.
Worth $o.Ot to $..5) for f-l.To.
CurxTF.u No. 3.
Worth 53.50 for $-'.7.".
Worth $1.00 for $3.0o.
j Worth $3.00 for $2.2.j.
Worth $2.50 for $l.S.j.
CorxTF.it No. C.
Worth $2.o.t to $3.00 for $1
C'orxTEi: No. s.
Worth $4.50 for $3.25.
CorxTEK No. 10.
Cloth top lace and button,
$1.00 for $3.00.
CorxTEK No. 7.
Worth $1.75 for $1.40.'
W omen's) Mb fie.
CorxTEK No. 9.
Worth $3.50 to $4.50 for $:
CorxTEK No. 11.
worth 1 Worth $3.50 for $2.50.
CorxTEK No. 1:
UoAt shoes worth $2.75 te $3.00 for $2.
lliefc' School Mhwi.
CorxTER No. 14.
Worth $1.35 to $1.50 for $1.00
Col xteu No. 16.
Various Infants shoes regardless
CorxTEK No. 13
Worth $2.25 for $1.50.
CorxTEK No. 15.
Children's school shoes vorth$1.35
to $2.ti0 for $1.00.
Women's Oxfords and Men's Low Shoes regardless of cost
GEO, SCHNEIDER. Centra! Slice Stare 181! Second knee,
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTfc
UNSKpr OIL, WBITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Avenue.