HOBOS AN OFFICERS HAVE A LIVELY SCRIMMAGE
AT SOUTH HAVEN. RESTED.
GUNS AND HANDCUFFS ARE SEIZED
GANG HOLDS OFF PURSUERS
WITH SHOWER OF BULLETS
POSSE IS QUICKLY ON THE TRAIL
ONE HOBO KILLED, FIVE WOUNDED
AND THE WHOLE GANG IS CAPTURED.
"Gentlemen, you are under arrest,"
"What for?" said the leader.
"Robbing a store" at Annandale," replied the sheriff.
"Wait till we finish cur dinner," said the leader.
"No. we will give you dinner at the hotel," replied the sheriff.
The next thing heard by the sheriff and deputy was
A general melee followed, and the officers were tumbled out and surrounded by the gang. They were forced to back up against the elevator wall and hold up their hands. Sheriff Young, Deputy Nugent and R. Requardt, constable, were then relieved of their firearms and handcuffs. Sheriff Young turned his head while holding up his hands and the leader shot at him, grazing his cheek and making him deaf in the left ear. People from the town began to gather and
Not a rifle was to be had in the town and the call for help was telephoned to Annandale. Four or five team loads of citizens started at once for the scene and many others followed soon. The fugitives were finally located in a quarter-section of timber near the Bryant resort, and when sufficient help had arrived the sheriff with a posse of a dozen men closed In and came upon the gang sitting in a circle ready for battle. Deputy Nugent who was ahead, exclaimed, "here they are," and the posse was greeted with a
They were taken to South Haven and cared for and then taken to Buffalo on the evening train. In the car where they were living some dynamite and several railroad torpedoes were discovered. It is thought here that some other crimes previously committed must have been the cause of their desperate actions.