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Description: Train Robbery Page 1Date: 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.”