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A CELL FORJTHEIR PAINS. font Men Attempt tho Itobbory of n Sontll Chicago (111.) Bnnk-They Secure Ov«* SI,300, but Arc Captured and the Money Recovered After an Exciting Ohiifle by the Police. CHICAGO, Dec. 30.—At noon Monday lour men robbed the Merchants' Exchange Banlj|of South Chicago in a daring manner. After a hot pursuit of over six miles all four wero captured by the police within, four hours, and the money stolen by them, $1,800.25, was recovered. The robbers overlooked a package of 80,000 and one of $2,000, which were in another drawer of tho safe, and about $2,000 which was in the cashier's drawer under the counter. The robbery was planned on the Jesse James style. That the thieves did not succeed in making their escape was due to the merest chance. At the time of the theft there was no one in the bank except Frank Linn, the as sistant cashier, who is about 21 years o age. Mr. Wilder, the cashier, had jus gone to dinner and Edward Wallace the book-keeper, was at home sick. No one else connected with the bank wa expected imtil about 1 o'clock and i was an hour at which few customers were likely to be in. Young Linn's story is an follows: "I was sitting at my desk, nt work onth<< bookw, when throe men entered tho bunk. Ont of them came up to tho ca«hior's window, an other cnmo up to tho book-keeper's, or sid« window of the counter, and tho third camo around behind the counter. It, was this thaii really called my attention to their presonco and away from my work. I told this third man to 'keep out.' Ho replied by ordering me to hand out all the money in tho bank. I told him I wouldn't do it; that if ho wanted it ho would have to take It. Just at this moment I became aware that four revolvers wero leveled at me by the men at, tho windows, and I was ordered to open tho door in the wire cagi which shuts off entrance • to tho vault I complied. I opened tho door and two of the men entered the vault. From tho safe inside they hastily snatched two packages containing JS'JO in currency, a package of $300, a bag containing $80 in silver and a tin box containing a quantity of small change, just how much I don't know. They nut it all in a bag, threw me into the vault, kicking me in the Btomach and face as I fell, and shut tho vault door. They did not turn the bolts and throw the combination and 1 might have got out my self at once, but 1 was so dazed I didn't thinl? to try. I was in the vault, I suppose, about live minutes, when Walter Willis, the secretary of a building and loan association which has its office in tho bank, camo in. Ho was, of course, surprised not to see any one in tho bank nnd ' the vault door closed. He heard me shout and at onco opened the vault door. I told him the bank had been robbed and wo both started to givo the alarm. I found Sergeant Powers and he found Lieutenant Jenkins. I gave the best description of the men I could and immediately the lieutenant started with a number of officers in the patrol wapon up South Chicago avenue in pursuit, and all the other police stations were notiiiud." When the patrol wagon started in pursuit the bxtggy containing the three men could be barely distinguished aboiit a, mile away, at Grand Crossing. Lieutenant Jenkins got into the patrol wagon belonging to that station, it having been ordered in readiness by telephone from South Chicago, and with a fresher team continued the pursuit. The robbers were followed closely until they reached Cottage Grove avenue, when they executed a ruse upon which they had evidently based great expectations. It consisted in abandoning their buggy and taking^ a corner-grocery wagon which was waiting for them at this point in charge of the fourth man. By this means they expected to throw the police off the track, as they knew that if an alarm was sent crat at all the description would be for three men in a buggy. Unfortunately for their calculations, -however, the change was seen by the officers in the patrol wagon. At Sixtieth street they came within range of the grocery wagon, and following instructions given by Lieutenant Jenkins fired at it with shot-guns. At this the three robbers left the grocery wagon, separating and running off through alleys and back yards in different directions. The driver meanwhile continued on. The police also left the patrol wagon, starting in pursuit of the fugitives. Officers Broholm and Kahl soon caught one of the men, John Corbett, who is not wholly unknown to the police. He was put into the patrol wagon and taken to the Hyde Park station. _ Meanwhile Lieutenant Jenkins had reached the station and given orders for a general concentration of officers to search alleys, barns and vacant buildings south of Forty-third street, as he was convinced the robbers, closely pressed as they were by the patrol wagons, would seek a hiding-place in this locality. The change of the robbers from the buggy to the grocery wagon had been reported to the station. Taking Inspector Hunt's liorse and buggy he started south again and presently met the grocery wagon. It was being driven by Charles Mullm. The lieutenant immediately put him under arrest. Mullin protested that he had driven the men at the point of a revolver, but he was locked up just the same. _ The search for the two remaining men soon located them in Mr. Trehorn's barn, at Forty-seventh street and Woodlawn avenue. In their flight they had shot and wounded Patrick O'Brien, a private watchman in the employ of Baird & Bradley, who had attempted to Stop them. O'Brien received a flesh wound in the thigh that is not dangerous. When discovered in the bam the <;wo men opened fire on the police, but when they saw the shotguns of the latter they surrendered and were taken to the Hyde Park station. they gave their names as Harry »essey and Harry Bennett. nett was found 81,005, on Hennessey S313.S5 and on Corbett $89. Mullin, the grocery-wagon driver, had not received bis share when they separated. FIRE AT BURLI'NQTON. Several Buslnem* Buildings In the Iowa City Badly Ptunaged. BUPI.INGTON, la., Dec. 30.—A destructive fire occurred in this city Monday night 11 started late in the evening in the rear of the fifth floor of Wyman & Rand's immense furniture and carpet bouse and soon gutted the building, which contained a large stock of furniture, carpets, etc., and soon spread .to Idioining buildings. The loss & Band's stock ,000 and Oft A DISASTROUS CONFLAC5RATION A Mcap of Aslip* Mfii-kft tli« Site of tfonr Blocks In London—Properly Valued a* •2,000,000 Destroyed. LONDON, Dec. 31.—A terrific con- lagrntion broke out Tuesday on Juecn Victoria and Thames streets, intersecting thoroughfares in the Treat business quarter of the city. A large, number of warehouses were, on fire and the (lames rapidly spread. A general alarm was Bounded. Fourteen lire engines were soon upon the spot and the. firemen did their utmost, but with little, success, to cheek the flames. A high wind was blowing and it materially added to the. .fury of tlie flames, while hindering 1 the. firemen in their efforts to save, property. Terrible sheets of flame and clouds of hot smoke were frequently whirled dangerously near the struggling firemen, who met with litl.le or no success in their battle with the fiery element. The large, wholesale fur manufactory of Revillon Frec.rcs, extending from m to HI Queen Victoria street, was doomed shortly after the fire gained (strong headway. A largo copper warehouse, a .number of fancy goods stores and the Gnlehcr Electric Light and Power Company's building were also a complete prey to the llames. Immense crowds of people gathered on the bridges over the Thames and in streets running down to the river, where a good view of the conflagration could, be had. As the tire progressed it spread to the headquarters of the Salvation Army. illuminating that red-painte'd "blood and fire'' building in a most ominous manner The Salvationists worked like •beavers in their efforts to place the records and other property of the army in aphice of safety. By 4 p. m., all the buildings from the corner of Hennct.'s Hill to 135 Queen Victoria street -were either blazing- fiercely or were smouldering, red ruins, with scorched, blackened shells around them. Old St. lionet's Church. Paul's wharf, between aar> and 2:JO Upper Thames street, a famous Wo.lsh church, al.so caught fire, its blazing steeple forming one of the most striking features of the terrible, scene. The firemen at one time managed to obtain control of the flames at this point, and 1.110 conflagration, so far as St. Benct's was concerned, was for a, time arrested. However by 5 p m., tho. church was completely destroyed. Ou the other hand, the firemen at that hour had managed to save the Salvation Army's headquarters from ilcstruc tion, and it was announced that the members of the London Fire Brigade, were once more happy and in full control of the situation and ruins. In other words, the fire had about burned itself out, and the fire department, with twenty-nine engines on the spot, was pouring water on mountains of smouldering debris. The amount of damage done is estimated to be £400,000, or $-3,000,000. Revillon Fro res, for instance, recently received £100,000 worth of sealskins which had been almost entirely consumed by the flames. Many people expressed the hope, that this disaster would at last bring about reform in the London fire brigade and its long needed remodeling upon the plan of the New York lire department. It seems strange to many people, in view of the terrible fire of a week ago, when nearly a dozen buildings were destroyed on 1'raed street, that old-fashioned manual fire engines should still be in use in the London fire brigade, while the steamers or steam lire engines in use seem to be utterly behind the times. The factory of Carless, Chapel <fe Leonard, benzoline refiners and naptha distillers at Hackney, a suburb of London, was burned Tuesday night. Ten thousand gallons of spirits were stored, in tanks underneath the factory buildings. Several of these exploded, and the noise was heard a distance of five miles. Sixteen engines were sent to the scene of the fire. No statement of the loss has been given by the proprietors, but it will be heavy. One of the employes who was helping to light the fire was seriously injured. St. BencVs Church, Paul's wharf, was built in 1093 Irom the designs of Sir Christopher Wren. Itsparentr.lmrch of the same name was burned on the same spot during the great fire of London in 1000. With the destruction of St. Benet's in 1000 was also burned the parish of St. Peter, Paul's wharf, and when St. Benet was rebuilt these two parishes were united. St. Ik-net's, aa rebuilt in 1083, was in length til feet, in breadth 00 feet and the height SO feet. FOR SEPARATE SCHOOLS. Exciting Election In Oklnliomi* ou an Educational Issue. OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T., Dec. 31.— Tuesday the first school-board election in this Territory was held under the law to decide whether separate schools should be maintained for the whites and blacks or whether they should be mixed. Trustees in each township were elected. There are but few returns in, but enough is known to indicate that the schools are separate by a big majority. Under the law women are allowed to vote on school matters, and all the ne- gro women voted for mixed schools. The white women refrained from voting. The negroes made a desperate effort to carry mixed schools and are sore. They claim that the law is unconstitutional and are taking action to have it uulliliart. MANNERS OF MEN. AFTER a man is rich he does not call then* quails; he calls them "birds." DO-N'T measure a man by what he promises; measure him by what he doea. You never really know a man's dispe> sition until you hav« eaten a delayed breakfast with him. TUB people who don't Uke us don't know us. Those who don't like our neighbors know them too well. HB who talks too much makes two mistakes: reveals his ignorance and to learn wi«fcw " REAL Several Northwestern States Receive • Taste of It on the tflrgt Bay of the New Tear. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 2.—Specials from a number of points in Central and Eastern Kansas indicate that a severe enow-storm is raging over those districts. In many places attempts to move freight trains have been abandoned. A strong northwest wind is blowing. Snow is falling here. The blizzard continued with great severity during the day over Northern Missouri and Kansas. Kansas is covered with a blanket of snow from four inches to a foot thick, which in many places drifted to such an extent as to seriously cripple railway traffic. All the incoming trains from the West were more or less delayed, some for four hours. Some of the regular freight trains were abandoned entirely. HOTCHKISS, Kan., Jan. 2.—Advices received from twenty counties in Southwestern Kansas show that there has been a heavy rain. Reports concerning the wheat prospects are of the most flattering character. The area is the largest in the history of these counties and the average condition on the 1st day of January is the best ever known. Up to this time the weather had been mild and pleasant and there had been no suffering. WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 2.—The mercury has been hovering around zero The railroads are practically clogged owing to snowdrifts in cuts. There are Marvelous Development. Th* Chicago, St. Paul &' Kansas City Railway, although the youngest of all the western trunk lines, has developed so rapidly that it is now one of the most itnf or- tant. . It has become the popular route between Chicago andDubuque, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, Des Koines, St. Joseph and Kansas Citv, connecting at these principal cities with the best and fastest trains to and from all points. 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Testimonials the Cherokee Live-Stock Association in j price, 73c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists the southwestern counties, moved there from the strip. They are a prepared for a mild winter only, and the owners say only a few days like this will bring about an almost total loss. Many of the ranchmen have been trusting to a mild winter, and the loss of cattle threatened is great. MONTICELLO, 111., Jan. 2.— The first rain that has fallen here for months in Piatt County and throughout Central Illinois came Wednesday night and Thursday morning, doing great good to the wheat crop and breaking the long drought. The water supply was smaller than was ever known at this time of the year. PEOKIA, 111., Jan. 2.— The drought which threatened to produce disastrous results in this vicinity for two months past was terminated Wednesday night by a heavy rain-fall, which continued unceasingly for twenty-four hours. A heavy wet snow is falling and telegraph and telephone service is badly hampered. People in this section of the country hail the rain-fall as a blessing, for they were on the verge of a water famine. Wells which never failed before were dry, and cisterns have been empty for weeks. The continued drought was seriously affecting winter wheat, and country roads were so dusty that travel was a torture. NEBKASKA CITY, Neb., Jan. 2.— A heavy snow-storm, accompanied by a terrific gale, set in here at midnight and still prevails. All trains are from one to five hours late. CKDABEAPIDS, la., Jan. 2.— The rain of Wednesday morning has turned into a blinding snow-storm and one of the worst blizzards ever known here is raging. The weather is growing much colder. High winds prevail and serious blockades on all the railways are inevitable. Eeports from other parts of the State show the storm to be general. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 2.— A big blizzard reached Milwaukee Thursday night. It followed a heavy rain-storm which set in early in the morning and continued throughout the day, accompanied by high northerly winds, which during the afternoon attained a velocity of between forty and fifty miles an hour. At night the rain turned to snow, with the heavy wind still prevailing. GENERAL SPINNER DEAD. The Ex-Treasurer of the United States Expires at His Florida Homo. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 1.— General F. E. Spinner, ex-Treasurer of the United States, died at 8:30 Wednesday evening. [Francis Ellas Spinner was born at Mohawk, N. Y., in 18i)8, and after receiving a careful education was apprenticed to a saddler. In 1834 he went into business at Herkimer, N. Y. Ha was elected a deputy sheriff in 1839 He devoted much of his attention to the militia, ana in 1834 became a Major-General. From 1835 to 1837he was sheriff, "WHY—hello 1 You are tho last person I expected to meet." "Well, I am the last person you have met." —Smith, Gray & Co.'s Monthly. . •, Miss., Oct. 6,1886. MBSSB3 A. T. SlIALLBNBEBOEK & Co. ^ Rochester, Pa. G«ito.—Tho bottle.of Shallenberger'3 Pills sent me m February last I gave to W. G. Anderson °") us ^ a ??5 a longstanding case of chills and fever. He had tried everything known without any permanent good. In less than ten days after taking your Antidote ho was sound and well, and has gone through the ontue season without any return. .It seems to have effectually driven the Malarious poison from Viia svstem Yours trulj, his system. ^ A A:SDEns0 ji. THERE are lots of people in this world who wear silks and velvets ou top, with, a a carefully covered garrnont of sackcloth and ashes underneath.—Atcbison Globe. IP event woman in this land knew for herself the actual quality of Dobbins' Electric Soap, no other washing soap could be sold. Millions do use it, but other millions have never tried it. Have yout Ask your grocer for it. LADY writes at the end of a letter to a friend: "Now. 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In it I found evidences ol » race of'hu- man beings of u great antiquity. In niches ol the cave I counted over 8,080 mummined skeletons or bodies of what must have been a large and very superior r»°e <g wen, evidently dating back beyond our history ot Adam and the Garde* ot Eden many taouAand years. TJB0 *""""" are fc» *n excellent state ol pie?eiyattQ# - W remove' %i»wM»» «?.!»« •*' YOUE MONEY, OE YOTJB LIFE 1 This question is a "pert" one, but we mean it. Will you sacrifice a fewjmltry dollars, and save your life? or vail you allow your blood to become tainted, and your system run-down, until, finally, you arc laid away in the grave? Better oe in time, and "hold up" your hands for 'Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, '•a guaranteed remedy for til scrofulous •and other blood-taints, from whatever cause arising. It cures all Skin and Scalp Diseases, Ulcers, Soros, Swellings and kindred ailments. 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