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National Republican
National Republican
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Description: Train Robbery Page 1

Date: May 2 1885

Newspaper published in: Washington, D. C.

The National Republican May 2, 1885 Train Robbery Page 1

Victims of the Bold, Bloody Robbery.
Chicago, May 1 - Superintendent FARGO, of the American Express Company, received a

dispatch to-day from the physicians in attendance on WEBER and DAVIS, the men

attacked by a robber on the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad at

Harrodsburg, Ind., Thursday morning, saying that DAVIS, the express messenger, was

still alive, but could not recover, as the brain matter was oozing through a hole in

his head. WEBER, the baggage man, is recovering. The robber has not yet been

arrested. The assistant manager said that the company had only heard from Louisville

and New Albany regarding the amount of money given the messenger. “These places show

only $1,800,” he said; “besides these there are only four towns where money could be

taken, and we are positive none was taken at Harrodsburg. The other towns will not

report at the highest over $400. The loss therefore is trifling.”

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