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". BIG CRIMINALS GONE.
INSPECTOR BYRNES TELLS WHY
THEY LEFT NEW YORK.
The Police Followed Tlim To Clow-ly.
Blelrupolititii Irt-ctl v Ail vrtUd by
Photograph Well Kmmn Crook Kotli
In Ttila Country anil In ICnroue.
If Innpoctor Byrnes is to be believed,
high class professional criminals are a
passing generation. The inspector dooH .
not mean by this tliat high cl;tss crimen
have ceased, nor that they are any less
numerous than heretofore, but that the
professional who had the skill to plan
frreat crimes and the daring to execute
them is no longer a distinguished feature
of city life.
"Twelve years ago," said the insjector,
"there were bold, defiant ami skillful
bands of criminals in this city. They
followed crime as a profession. They
lived by stealing large sums of money in
the lower part of New York. They were
to be seen daily on Broadway, parading
their ill gotten gains in diamonds, in tine
clothes, and in lavish expenditures of
money. They scarcely took the trouble
to conceal ttieir metnou or gaming a
living. In fact, there was little neces
sity for concealment. In many cases
they so carefully covered their tracks
that the law was not able to fasten crime
upon any one of them. In other cases,
and these were the more numerous, they
avoided the consequences of their acts
"The person who was robbed preferred
to get back some part of hi money
rather than to take high moral ground
and punish the thief. So they made New
York their headquarters and their chief
field of operation. These men were,
many of them, well educated, and all of
them clever. Their plans and their ob
ject were on the most extensive scale.
In this way millions upon millions of
dollars were stolen. They worked in
gangs of from four to six. Each gang
formed a close corporation, and there
was no fear of betrayal.
BREAKING! CP THE PROFESSION.
"About twelve years ago this began to
change, and has continued to change
ever since. The police officials began to
pursue new methods with the criminals,
and the new methods were successful.
These professionals were brought in and
photographed, and their photographs
were spread abroad, so that their faces
became pretty well known. They were
sent up to the penitentiary whenever
there was a chance for conviction, and
an impression became prevalent among
them that the old time 'honor among
thieves' existed no longer. They began
to suspect that there were traitors.
Whenever four men came together to do
a job each looked askance at the three
others and each feared that one of the
others might be leaking to the police.
When their confidence was gone the
stampede began. They soon were con
vinced that New York was not the place
for them to operate. They still made
New York their headquarters, however.
"With this city as a base of operations
they worked the inland towns and Balti
more and Boston and such cities along
the coast. My business then became the
work of following them up there. When
ever a crime was reported from another
city, and the criminals were thought to
be New York thieves, our force helped
to hnnt them down. In this way many
of the high clasa criminals were arrested
here and sent to other cities, where they
were convicted and sentenced to good
"Another field which they could work
with New York as a base was Europe.
When they no longer found it profitable
to work in New York some of the best
of them crossed over and forged and
robbed in England and Germany and
France. I have known these men to
make two trips a year, and to return
each time with the spoils they had gained
somewhere or other. ,
THE THIEVES OF TODAY.
"We did not lose sight of them, how
ever, bat opened communication with
the authorities over there. Sometimes
we got information that a raid was to
be made, and forewarned the officials
. over there, so that the thieves were cap
tured, or the attempt thwarted at least.
"So it has come to pass that the great
professionals, so notorious fifteen years
ago, are no longer heard of. They are
in other parts of this country or in Eu
rope. Many of them are in peniten
tiaries. Nor have they left any suc
cessors behind them. The men of the
present generation who are criminals at
heart do not pursue professional methods.
There have been few graduates of late
years into the high class stealing busi
ness, and there will be fewer still. No
one should infer from this that there are
no more professional criminals. There
are thousands of them hundreds in New
York and they are breeding all the time.
But the new criminals are all young.
They are not nearly so dangerous as th
old generation, because they have neither
the intelligence nor the adroitness.
"The professional thieves of New York
are today an insignificant set, stealers of
small things, clothing, a few bits of
jewelry, the contents of a sidewalk
showcase. When they commit highway
robbery it is upon a poor man walking
through the darker parts of the city.
But it must be said for them that in
these little thefts and crimes they are
more daring than were the big thieves
in their great crimes. For the big thieves
were wary as well as bold, and knew the
consequences and feared to take desper
ate risks. But these young small thieves
know nothing of the consequences of
crime and so do not care." New York
What War limn Cot France.
War, without counting the Tunis and
Tonkin expeditions, has absorbed 13,641,
612,008 francs, and the naval movements
3,473,761,852 more. Independent of these
rams we mnst add the expenses on ac
count of liquidation namely, 1,575,633.
933 francs for the replacing of materials
And stock annihilated during the war of
1870-71, and 68,026.148 francs allotted to
the navy for the same purpose, which
ghows that war has cost France 3,040,
00,000 since 1870. Chicago Herald.
A Tlraaclitatnaa'a Dilemma,
In the office of a prominent architect
m Chicago one of the draughtsmen is a
young man who came here from Troy,
N. Y. He lives at a pension on Wabash
avenue. One evening during a cold snap
he had occasion to escort a young lady
to her homo on Thirty-fifth street, and as
affairs with them had reached the stage
where it is pleasant to be alone together,
they walked. The girl was well bundled
np, but tlio young man was not dressed
for extremely cold weather, and when
thy reached their destination he found
that his left ear was frozen stiff.
The next day he appeared at the effico
with his ear ioulticed and bandaged.
His employer noticed his condition and
remarked ujion the extraordinary devo
tion to duty he displayed. The young
man was greatly pleased, and for five
minutes quite forgot the pain. After he
had been at work for an hour or so he
found that his head was irresistibly
pulled sidewa3s by the weight of the
bandage, and that it was impossible to
keep it squarely on his shoulaers. But
he went on with his work.
Next morning his employer was any
thing but gracious and informed him
that all of the previous day's labor would
have to be done over again, for all the
lines were out of drawing and theiiouses
leaned perceptibly to the north north
west. The young man attempted to draw
the front elevation of a house, but found
that he could not draw a perjendicular
line, and that the horizontal lines would
not lie flat. He couldn't account for
this phenomenon until one of his fellows
suggested that the bandage on his left
ear, which pulled his head over toward
his left shoulder, was the cause of it.
The young man thought the explana
tion plausible. What did he do? Did
he lie off until his ear got well? No.
That evening he cnlled upon the young
lady, induced her to go out for a walk.
and left his right enr exposed to the
chilling blast. When he reached home
he found that he had accomplished his
purpose, amd that the other ear was
frozen as hard as a rock. After that he
had no difficulty with his houses. Chi
Points for Young Mariners.
A grizzled individual in the attire of a
farm hand prowled along the docks all
day. With all his ru&ticity of attire
there was a tinge of tar and bilge water
about him that added to his swagger
and stamped him unmistakably as a eon
of the sea. His movements attracted
considerable attention as he boarded
vessel after vessel and inspected the
pumps and then whistled for the ship's
dog. His cruise extended from the sea
wall to Harrison street, and it was at
this point that he was accosted by one
of Franklin's runners.
"Want to ship, old man?" he asked, as
the stranger climbed down from the top
sides of the Lady Cairns.
"Yes, I'm going to 6ea again," was the
reply, accompanied by the observation
that ranching was not what it was
cracked np to be.
"I'll get you a good ship," suggested
"Well, you needn't bother. Tve been
to sea for forty years, and mebbe I knows
enough to pick out a ship for myself."
"What are you looking for?"
"A fat dog and a rusty pump bolt, you
bloody lubber. What do you 'spose I'm
"Come and have a drink." suggested
the runner, who was anxious to learn
the connection between a fat dog and a
rusty pump bolt and a desirable ship.
"Well, lads, I'll tell you," said the in
timate friend of Neptune, "and you
want to remember this, because "til be
useful some day. It took me many
years to larn it, but it's yours for the
sake of your kindness. Mark what old
George Palmer tells you when you
want to ship look for a fat dog; that
means the old man is liberal with his
duff and youll be well fed. Look for a
rusty pump bolt, 'cause that means that
the craft is right and tight and the crew
don't have to break their hearts and
backs keeping her dry. If the pump
bolt is worn and shiny look out, lads,
for she's a sieve, and your watch below
will be spent in keeping her hold dry."
San Francisco Examiner.
Tho March to the Sea.
Among the chief figures of the epoch
of the war probably Lincoln and Sher
man were the most individual and origi
nal. The most romantic and picturesque
of the many renowned events of that
time was the march to the sea. It has
already a distinctive character, like that
of the Greeks in Xenophon's story of the
"Ten Thousand." When the news of its
successful issue reached this part of the
country it served to show the simple and
honest patriotism of one of the most un
fortunate of the Union generals.
Burnside, after the explosion of the
mine at Petersburg, had been relieved,
and was staying with a company of
friends at a country house on Narragan
sett bay. The company were all sitting
one morning upon the spacious piazza,
when a messenger rode np and announced
Sherman's success. Burnside's delight
was enthusiastic. All thought of him
self vanished. The good cause only was
in his mind and heart, and running to
his wife he joyfully kissed her, saying,
"I know that the company feels as I do.
and will forgive me."
It was the feeling of a soldier as sim
ple and true hearted and patriotic, bnt
not so fortunate, as Sherman; and it was
the same candor and manly sweetness of
nature that softened Sherman's voice
whenever he spoke of the soldiers of the
war to whom fate had seemed to be un
kind. He is gone, the last of the old fa
miliar figures, some of his old foes bear
ing him tenderly to the grave. And are
not Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan,
Porter, Seward, Chase, Stanton, Sum
ner and their fellows historic figures
worthy to rank with the elder Revolu
tionary group dear to all Americans?
George William Curtis in Harper's.
"What does Miss Brown mean by say
ing she was born just after the war?"
"She means the Mexican war I re
member her telling the same story in
l." Munsey's Weekly.
RAW AS BEEFSTEAK.
Baby's Fearful Suffering from Skin
Disease Covering; Entire Body
Cured by Cutlcura
My Imliy v;in taken very si-'k when lie was
three months old ;wil in ;i few days l)e(;ari
hieakiiiK out. We employed both of the home
doctors and they conl.1 do not limn tor him.
Then we sent for the ties', doctor In K:t on
l;;tn!s, Mch., and lie iott"red h'm for two
we k. rnd he k t
worn- a I ttie time ;
and t hen I tot k h m
to .Jackson, to a iloc
inr who attende Is
'l'-i;illy t in
dint ascn, an'i then he
;o wor e t han ever.
lie I to!l uiy hus
f&! X&- -Til
band ue hail better
t, the CiTKlKA
I- v M 1 1 Ks any way ;
did imt have any h i-a
in y v . ni I do ai'V
f-'i.ud. but in 1. ss tli iii
two uiniii lis f i' in I he
till)' we bean jji v 1 1 n them to him he was en
tirely V. ell, aim n t ;i si r on 1 1 1111. Ills hair
beptn rrowiiifr rijjht IT, and w tliiilit he
Wi.uld always he bald - ln-ail- d. 'I li re wac not
a spot on bin whole boy. face, and head, inly
li If- nose and cch. bin w hat w h as raw as beet
steak, "o poor Iheie was'not anvthliiLT but
bones, and s weak he could nr.se neither hand
nor head .
.Mrs. Frank Hairett, ii field, .Mich.
OUTICUKA III OLVICNT
The new blood and skin I'ur fler. ai d picat
est of Humor Kcnu-it !. cieanses the h ood of
all impurities and poisonous elements, and
thus leiiiov-s the cause, w bile ( l 'i i in a, t lie
creat skin cure, and vt u vua SoAiv an ex
quisite skin i i autiliei . c:ar the sM ; ami
s.-alp. ami restore the hair, 'llnis the Cm-
run A I: km Kin Ks cure eveiy species of itch
inir, buroiiifr. scaly, p mply nd bb tchy (-kin
scalp and lno-xi di-e. sen Ironi pimp es to
scrofula. Irom mlahey to ae, when ti c best
phy i. iaiiH tail.
Sold everywhere. 1'riee. O'l ticuhA. .r0i :
Soai 2.rc : Kksoi.vfnt, J?I. 1 epai ed by 1 lu:
I (iTTKll I Kl'; AND ( 11 M IV A 1. OKI"' HAT Ion.
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-T nt liu mi iiui J . iiiit j nr. -it n.-i-.-.
t I 'V kin and t-culit punllt d and
'CUliliedby llln ika Soai
In one minute the Ciit'Ciirn Anti-Hnin
Piaster relic v s rhriiiiialiu sclaiiea.
1 i p. kid e , chest, sind iiui-cular
pains and weaknesses I'rice, 25c
If you want and dolls J. I. Youngs
is the place as he will close out his
stock of dolls regardless of cost and
quit handling that line of goods
This is your chance -5c dolis for
Paby is Sick. The woefnll expres
sion of a Dew Moines teamster's
countenance showed his deep anx
iety was not entirely without cause,
when he inquired of a druggist of
the same city what was the best
to ive to a baby for a cold? It
was not necessary for him to say
more, his countenance showed that
the pet of the family, if not the idol
of his life was in distress. "Weive
our baby Chamberlains's Cough
Remedy," was the druggists answer.
"I don't like to give the baby such
strong medicine," said the teamster.
"You know John Oleson, of the
Watters-Talbot Printing Co., don't
j-ou? Inquired the druggist. Ilis
baby, when eighteen months old,
got hold of a bottle of Chamberlain
Cough Kemedy and drank the whole
of it. Of course it the baby vomit
very freely but did not hurt it the
least.and what is more it cured tha
baby's cold. The teamster already
knew the value of the Kemedy, hav
ing used it himself, and was now sat
ishecl that there was no danger in
giving it even to a baby. For Sale
by F. G. Fricke & Co Druggists.
Monkeys That Fight with Stones.
The Gelada baboons sometimes have
battles with the Hamadryads, especially
when the two 6pecies have a mind to rob
the same field, and if fighting in the hills,
will roll stones on to their enemies. Not
long ago a colony of Gelada baboons,
which had been fired at by some black
soldiers attending a duke of Coburg
Gotha on a hunting expedition on the
borders of Abyssinia , blocked a pass for
6ome days by rolling rocks on all comers.
This seems to give some support to a cu
rious objection raised by a Chinese local
governor in a report to his superior on
the difficulties in the way of opening
to steamers the waters of the upper
Yang-tse. The report, after noting that
the inhabitants on the upper waters were
ignorent men who might quarrel with
strangers, went on to allege that mon
keys, which inhabited the banks, would
roll down stones on the steamers. "The
two last facts," the report added,
"would lead to complaint from the En
glish and embroil the Celestials with
them, especially if the men or the mon
keys kill any English." Spectator.
lie Is Against Cremation.
"Don't you favor this idea of crema
tion?" asked the old gentleman in the
horse car of the man who sat next to
"No, sir, I don't," said the other man
emphatically. "Cremation and crime
are synonymous terms with me. J have
been in the gravestone business long
enough to know that the old fashioned
method of burial is in every way the
best." Somerville Journal.
Most birds are stoics compared to owls,
and those who cultivate their acquaint
ance know that they have no time
wherein to make their poetical com
plaints to the moon. Poets should not
meddle with owls. Shakespeare and
Wordsworth alone have understood
them by most others they have been
The most ancient description we have
of a water pump is by Hero of Alexan
dre. There is no authentic account of
the general use of the pump in Germany
previous to the beginning of the Six
teenth century. At about that time the
endless chain and bucket works for rais
ing water from mines began to be re
placed by pumps.
The Ionian isles produce a loose lace,
unique rather than handsome. It was
used at first mainly in the churches and
tombs. As antiquity more than doubles
the price the shrewd natives blacken
and mildew their work before offering
it to the tourists, who take dirt as a
voucher for ase.
Judge E. R. Hoar, the senator's broth
er, is the leader of the Boston bar. He
is past seventy, but still carries himself
with erectness, and his step is elastic.
He is the father of young Congressman
Tin fnllowino- is the nrotrramme
to be given by the Turnverein at
the opera nouse weunesuay, rj
Address Philip Andres ot umana
Song Double quart -t e oi ine lurovciuu
Tableau, repres nting a gymnasium.
Puuils and members of the Turnverei
Calisthenics By8' class
Zither duet. Evelinen Polka Magurka-W KoecK
Mr. ana Mrs. junus resiuei ui vni"
Exercises on horizontal bars,
Members of the Turnverein
Wand exercises.... Members of the Turnverein
Sonf Double ouartette oi the Turnverein
Club swinging Otto Wurl
Exercises on parallel bars,
.Members of the Turnverein
. ,.,( a.TraumbilderFantafie..Luinbye
Zither solo b A (;ruBSi4ns Diarndle. ..Lmbanf
Mr. junus r etrinei .
ia fTorculs.and the Spartan Warrior
o. . . . b. lie Dying soiater.
Statutory c jeath of Thesius.
I mnlr . . ..
A Hniiasinn 25 and 3o cents. Ke-
served seats can be had at J. P.
rirnn.-n A- Rarrett have the largest
and finest stock of wall paper and
borders in Plattsmouth. wtf
Will vnn suffer with Dvspepsia
and Liver Complaint? Shiloh's Vit-
alizer is guaranteeu to tuir
For lame back, side or chest, use
Shiloh's Porous Plaster. Price Zo
cents. For sale by F. G. Fricke &
Co. and O. II. Snyder. 3
rrnnn. whooDiner cough and
bronchitis immediately relieved by
tuc tm err n tit TI1 iiitrorje in bloom
wonderfully cheap at Moore's Green
"The Fair" has only a few more
velocipede's left, which are being
closed out at cost. . tf
Hair chains, rings, crosses and
hair work of all kinds to order.
Mrs. A. Knee.
tf 172G Locust St.
Our Clubbing List.
Globe-Democrat and Herald f 2.25
Barper's Magazine " " 4.60
Harper's Bazar . " " 4.80
Demorest's Magazine " 3.10
Omaha Bee " " 2.40
: oledo Blade " 2.45
Lincoln Call " " 2.15
National Tribune " " 2.45
The Forum " 5.55
Inter Ocean ' 2.25
Lincoln Journal " " 2 30
The Home Magazino " " 1 86
Koch's Lymph i3 good in its place
but no remedy has been put on the
market and had such marvelous
pales in so short a time as Haller's
Sure Cure Cough S-rup. We guar
antee it to cure any cough, cold,
bronchitis or sore throat. For sale
by all druggists.
Marriarrp license issued to Mr
Harris G. Todd, and Miss Alice
Brown both of Murray.
rir v. T. Sio-o-p'ns has returned an
may be found hereafter at his oflice
over uering's drugstore. n
According to the latest ruling o
a democratic court in Missouri, a
nublic officer is guilty of embezzle
ment only when it can be shown
that he did not intend to return the
money. In other words an action
will not lie against him untill after
he dies and it is found that he has
made no provision for the restora
tion of what he has stolen.
New Millinery Store.
Mrs. C. M. Graves, dressmaking
and millinery. .New goods, new
prices, latest styles, isiore No. 110
aoutli 3rd st. Piattsmoutli, JSeb. lm
Yes! In bloom, of the most
gorgeous colors, They will con.
unue to bloom alt summer, toQ auj
can be selected at Mo0re's (jreen
House for irom 4U to 50 ccnts per
A restore, stricken, and give you
a luxuriant growth of hair, to keep
its color natural as in youth, and to
remove dandruff, use only Hall's
All watches, clocks and jewelry
left for repairs atC. II. Jaquette's
Neville block, Sixth street, will re
ceive prompt attention. All work
guaranteed and done hi a workman
like manner, tf
The Waehingtton Avenue
FLOOR AND FEED,
We pay no rent and eell for CASH.
You don'tjpay any bills for dead beats
when you buy of this firm.
The beet SOFT COAL always on
5 OOIRIN'IBIIR'S S
Opposite Ilichey Bros Lumber office
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We want vour Poultrv. Eo-n-a Hit
ter and your farm rjrodnrTwif -ill
kinds, we will pay you the highest
cash price as we are buying for a
firn in .Lincoln.
TIIK LEADING GROCERS
Plattsmouth - - NehmuV
j)fiLi bi.bv;a paia in 0
Authorized Capital, Sl00(0OO.
ifRANK CAP.KUTH. JOB. A. COS SOU
W. H. CUSHINrj. Cai-hi,.
Cra"utb J- A' Connor. K. K. Guth.roc
w. Johnson, Henry Bck, John O'Keefe
W. D. M.-rriam, Wra. Wet encamp. W.
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