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Paymaster Held Up

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Chicago, June 22.- Albert B. Elston, paymaster for the E. E. Ayer Post and Tie company, was attacked by four robbers on the prairie near Leavitt and Twenty-ninth streets late Monday afternoon, terribly beaten with revolvers, robbed of $458 and left unconscious beside his buggy. His assailants sped north with their booty to the banks of the south branch of the river, sprang into a skiff, and pushed off for the opposite shore. Their boat capsized in midstream just as the lumber schooner W. L. Filer was passing, and the rcbbers saved themselves from drowning by clambering into the yawl that the schooner was trailing. At 10 o'clock Philip Courtney and August Bartkowski were arrested and locked up at the Hinman Street station and about the same time John Bartkowski, brother to August, was oaptured by Deering street policemen in Fuller street, near the river. The clothing of all three men was wet and they are supposed to be the occupants of the yawl, though they deny having had any part in the assault on Paymaster Elston. F. M. Carsley, president of the Carsley Manufacturing company, 2242 La Salie street, was robbed of $1,500 Monday afternoon on a Wentworth avenue car. Mr. Carsley had just drawn the money fronn a bank to pay his employés, and It is supposed he was followed by two men who saw him put the roll of bilis in his pocket


Ann Arbor Argus
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