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CONDUCTORS TO REWARD HERO Man Who Captured Train Robbers to Be Honored ' by Brotherhood. APPEAL TO RAILROADS Union Will Ask for His Retirement Retirement on Full t Pay. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 2. Conductor E. B. Heywood who captured the tain robber. Rumsey, on the Alton-Burling Alton-Burling Alton-Burling ton limited Monday mormut, at Armstrong, Armstrong, Mo., will be rewarded by the Order of Railway Conductors for his bravery. After rewarding Heywood, the Order of Railway Conductors will petition the presidents of the Burling ton and Chicago ft Alton to pension him. An effort will also be made toward toward getting Conductor Heywood a Carnegie medaL Former Governor Thomas T. Critten den of Kansas City has written the conductor a letter of congratulation. Deputy Warden F. H. Lemmon of the Federal Prison at Leavenworth. Kan., where Rumsey served a sentence sentence prior to the robbery of Hey-wood's Hey-wood's Hey-wood's train, has also written the conductor conductor congratulations, telling him he had done the country a great service, as Rumsey is a bad man and would have continued the robberies and put the state and nation to a great ex. pense and trouble to capture him. He said that Rumsey would have killed Heywood if the oriortunity had presented presented lliilf. Geta Many Congratulatory Letters. Although Heywood Is of the Hurlington System he has not heard officially from any of the heads of the railroad, except Supt. Rice of Hannibal, who congratulated him. Heywood has received more than 50 letter of congratulations from persons throughout the United States, who heard of his bravery. Many of the letters were from women. The letters letters are st'll pouring in at his home in Kaa?a City. He received a letter Saturday, while in St. Louis, from Albert Albert T. Perkins of the Municipal Terminal Terminal Commission, who w;ls formerly with the Burlington. Conductor Heywood reached St. Louis SatjMiay and will return on his run again at 12:30 a. m. Sunday, not having missed a run since the robbery. robbery. Charles Jackson, locs.1 chairman of the O. It. C met Conductor Heywood at the Union Station Saturday and informed informed him that the lodge was preparing preparing to reward him for the bravery and would also take up the question of a pension with the officials of the two railroads. Conductor Heywood says he did not get U'.iKiy at the robber until he had the biidat ity to atempt tho second robbery robbery immediately after he had robbed It before reaching Glasgow. When he saw the bandit on his train again, he determined to get possession of his revolver and capture him If the opportunity opportunity presented itself. He kept his eye on the robber, and when the robber robber looked away for a second he sprang upon him and wrenched the revolver revolver from him. i:peclrd to De Shot. Ill following the robber to the rear platform, he says, he did not know but that l e would be killed when he reached the door, for the robber thrust bis hand in his hip pocket and said that he would kill Heywood if he advanced advanced a plep further. The conductor snapped the robber's revolver twice fci the robber's face, but it failed to explode the cartridge. The told tho detective later at Armstrorg that he did not think "that old gray-haired gray-haired gray-haired man would tackle him, or he would never have taken the chance that he did." Conductor Heywood has just passeil his 64th year and tipped the scales Saturday to 226 pounds. In his early days he was an athlete and in his advanced advanced years has preserved his health by a strict discipline. He never drink or uses tobacco. He is almost am exact counterpart of Grover Cleveland In appearance and has been called Cleveland cn numerous occasions while visiting In the East. He was born in Meridon. Sullivan County. New Hampshire, but was reared In Windsor. Vt, He Is a grandson grandson of Col. William Heywood of the Revolutionary War. Kongbt la the Civil W ar. He is a veteran of the Civil War and served with credit In the battles of Gettysburg and Frederii kstown. He was a member of the Twelfth Vermont Regiment of the Union Army and enlisted enlisted In 162 at Windsor. Vt. He was then 20 years old acid bad been conductor conductor of a train on the Sullivan road, later the Vermont Central. He enlisted on a dare with Roger Williams, another conductor. He was first und;r Hentzleman and was later under Gen. Reynolds. He fought by the side of Gen. Reynolds when he was killed in the battle of Gettysburg. He was with the company In Fairfax Fairfax when Brigadier-General Brigadier-General Brigadier-General H. C. Stoughton was captured by CoL Mosby, now of Missouri. In inns ho was a conductor on the Vermont Central, running between St. Albany and Boston, a distance of 2t miles, when It took a week to make the round trip. He came West and settled in Burlington, Iowa, and after three weeks as a freight conductor took a passenger run from Burlington Burlington to St. Louis. He has served with the Burlington system about thirty years. He was also conductor once ua the Central Pacific road between Wadsworth. Nev.. and Truckee. CaL Waa a KIEfa(ltig Caadurtar. He tells with much Interest of troublesome troublesome times while he was running between Burlington and St. Louis years ago. Every Saturday night he ex Mfn i if immnijmmirii ' Furs Will Be Priced in This First Cold Good Furs, too, all of them, selected with a care that quality worthy a much higher price; and a selection Coats, in Muffs, in Scarfs, in Boas or in complete sets unbounded choice. Read a few of the extra low priced week: If tmmhh VC t fay y pected trouble from drunken passenger passenger and the run would end rn fifc-ht fifc-ht fifc-ht between the conductor and the row-die.-. row-die.-. row-die.-. row-die.-. row-die.-. He always carried a leather 'Blllie." loaded with hot, and it did not take hint long to quiet the unruly passenger. passenger. The lazt fight he says he bad on run was with a negro over whose head be broke the "Millie." Since then he has never made trips armed or had any serious trouole. He lis been ii, but one serious wreck and that was after be had the accommodation run between SU Louis and Alton. His car overturned In the yards at Alton and stood him on bis bead, but be was not badly hurt- hurt- He Is known as a strict disrlpllnarla-a disrlpllnarla-a disrlpllnarla-a among the commuters between Alton and St. Louis. THAW SCOLDS JEROME Bursts Into Tirade Because District Attorney Was Out of City. New York. Dec. 1. Harry Thaw-exploded Thaw-exploded Thaw-exploded an J indulged in a tirade against District Attorney Jerome yesterday yesterday when told that a motion to appoint appoint a commission to examine neces-i neces-i neces-i ry witnesses in his case who are outside outside the state had been postponed because because of Jerome's absence from the city. "Here I have been caged up for seven months." snapped Thaw, "and because the d d district attorney in out of town my business has to be put off to suit his convenience." No One Held Guilty. St. Louis, Dec. 1. The coroner's Jury Investigating the recent fire in th; Salvation Army barracks, in which twelve lodgers were killed, yesterday returned a verdict of criminal carelessness, carelessness, but no one was specially blamed for the catastrophe. Marten Fur Boas, round boa with a hook and chain ed fur week you get of a large lot at each Brook Mink Boas, with a cluster of three and chain and cord tnese specially low this week at each Large Fox Boas, 50 brushes on each end, and sable color, and as this special lot take choice at each Extra large Marten shaped to fit the fasten-ers, also equipped worth a third more ask this week-choice week-choice week-choice

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 03 Dec 1906, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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