The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, June 09, 1910, Image 5
DO 3 SOU OF E. 6. EIIIERED MD ROBBED LAST IB Entrance b Forced Through Rear Window and the Cashier' Drawer Robbed of Twenty Dollars Fill FOR THE FOURTH G ROWS From Monday's Da!?;" Some time during last night-bur glars effected an entrance to the store of E. G. Dovey & Son and made away with some twenty odd dollars in money which had been left over night in the drawer at the cashier's desk. The burglary was not discovered un til this morning when the clerks came down to open up the store for the day. There ls.no means of telling the time the crime was committed nor Is there any clue to the perpetrators of the deed. The store closed last even ing as usual at seven o'clock and the cash for the day 'had been balanced and a small amount in change left in the cashier's drawer. This desk Is located at the extreme end of the store, being situated in a position to command both the dry goods and grocery side of the store and within a few feet of the rear of the south wall. At this point in the wall are two windows, large and commodious to have plenty plenty of light for the desk. The desk is used jointly by the cashier and book-keeper and faces " the two store rooms. It is surround ed by a wooden fence with a gate at the rear of the dessk. The burglars effected 'an entrance by forcing open the wooden shutters which cover the back windows and which lock on the inside. These shutters were closed when the store was closed for the night and locked on the inside by the ordinary hook catch. These had been pried out, a a portion of the frame work removed to facilitate the work of the burg lars. A pry was then placed under the window and it was forced up, affording plenty of room for, the en trance of the criminals. After se curing their entrance the burglars proceeded directly to the cash draw er in the cashier's desk which they forced open with a chisel. The chisel was inserted back of the drawer and Jt was forced outward until the con tents were available for the thieves. When they left they forgot the chisel which was left on the desk. It may afford some clue to the perpetrators of the crime. The window was left open behind them, but no one seems to have noticed it during the night, as no report of the burglary was made by the night watchman or night police. When the clerks arrived to open the store this morning they found that the usually dark part of the house at the rear where the windows are closed with shutters, was par tially lighted and this led to the in vestigation revealing the open win dow. Mr. Dovey was at once called up and he hurried down to the store where the examination revealed that nothing had been taken save the money In the cashier's drawer Committee Meets Great Success and Big Show Sure Go. The big Fourth of July celebration U a sure go. The committee took several additional hours this morning to made a canvass of the business men whom they had not yet seen with the result that about $125 more was BE SURE TO GET TT UALOW added to the result of yesterday's This short session ana me lotai was run cannot be definitely figured up until up to around $350 with a whole lot tonight when a balance can be struck ot prospective contributions in sight, and the amount figured out. Miss Tnis maea a Very encouragiug show- Ida Weldman is the cashier, and of lng an(j tne boys now figure on hav- course, is quite uuauie u say ing ample funds to put on a ceieDra- actly the amount in the drawer when tlon wnich wm be worthy of the the store was closed. Mr. Dovey Iianie. The committee expects to states that the custom o fthe store is cjose jf8 canvass tomorrow morning to leave usually some $20 in the auj be ready for the committee meet drawer each night except Saturday jng tomorrow night with a report of night, when the total amount is us- a handsome sum for expenses. There ually taken out and placed in the jn a disposition in every quarter to safe. boom the big celebration now that Mr. Dovey Is of the opinion that the Red Men have taken hold of it the work was done by local talent, and to build up one which be a hum-, owing to the apparently accurate mer. knowledge displayed as to, where the In connection with the good wor money was kept and the knowledge of Messrs. Egenberger and Koubek, nf the rieht time to make the attack, the soliciting committee, it can be -W M 'I . t when you buy clothes. No other clothes are so sure to give satisfaction no other clothes are so dependable. Whave sold good clothes and nothing else for 30 years. We don't know how to sell the cheap kind. We can show you the most perfect models of fine clothing that ever came into the town. Our Quality line brim full of style-S20 to $35. Contains exclusive patterns-only one suit of a pattern which gives you all the in dividuality of the custom tailor suit at about half his price. If you are real particular about your clothes, better see these. Glad to show you any time. While he has no definite idea as to who could have done the job, he be lieves that there is a chance yet for detecting the robber. From indications about the scene it would appear that whoever has been guilty of the job has had consid erable experience about the store, and it has been suggested that some ex-employe possibly knows something about the crime. Investigation along this line may be made by the officers and there is a possibility of locating the criminal through this means. This burglary is the first to take place in the business part of the city for sometime past, and It bears the Imprint of being the work of some parties who recently burglarized the residences of Oliver C. Dovey and Miss Louise Gorder. " The work does not seem that of yeggmen, as they would not have had the accurate knowledge of locality which is dis played in this case. There is con siderable criticism of the officers for said for them that they have found the task a comparatHely easy one and have met with hardly a rebuff. The great big celebration of two years ago paved the way for this one and it is hoped to keep it up to that standard. The general committee meets to morrow night when definite plans will be sketched out. Estimates as to cost of different things will be had and organization perfected. A com mittee on concessions will doubtless be appointed at this meeting and steps taken to line up this important detail of the affair. In connection with the concession matter there is an unanimous desire on the part of the members of the order and the committee to secure clean, moral and respectable concessions. No gambling concessions will be allowed if the committee knows It and there will be no "skin games" running with their knowledge or cousent. An in vitatlon will be extended to visitors LODGE MEETS Fifty Third Grand Lodge Largely Attended at Omaha. Five hundred delegates attended the opening meeting of the fifty third annual convention of the An cient, Free and Accepted Masons at the .Masonic Temple at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. This Is the larg est attendance ever present at the opening meeting. The past master degree was v conferred upon eighty three officers Monday night at 9 o'clock. A report from the present grand officers was given this morn ing, and the election of officers for thu pnmlnc vonr uill ha halri Thiirn. . ,,, j, ft x.. , j , 10 come 10 iue cuy uuu speuu me uajr . failing to d scoyer the crime during , . w. , . day afternoon. 1 n hnnlthv r 1 rvo n onri m nrol man- C. E. Mtfescofltt's onto THE HOME OF SATISFACTION Ri the night and the general opinion prevails that the crime took place about midnight with some five or six hours in which to have it discovered. No report had been received by Chief Rainey of the affair until about 8:30 this morning when the Journal re porter told him of it. A little more strict supervision of the alleys Is ne cessary in the immediate future to prevent the recurrence of more af fairs of this kind. In the meantime all the authorities should devote their efforts to trying to locate the per petrators of this deed and bring them to book for the offense. Read as Tou Run. . , An humorous article in Saturday's Journal relating to the misadven tures of the person editing (?) the News has caused that Individual to slop ever and indulge in about half a column of filth, vulgarity and bill ingsgate worthy a fishwife, ha bar ing been some peeved over the mat ter. The facta In the case are that he did break down the machine which that paper is going to attempt to give away. He broke the gear of the machine and if that is not an important part of it, what is? The machine is of good make and In the hands of a competent person would not likely have brokeen down, but no machine on earth can be handled by every person without knowledge of how to handle It, without being broken. The machine has been tem porary repaired bat if the broken . parts are not replaced, the winner ot the machine will have to do so at his or her own expense. Thus much for the facts. In the News article con siderable stress is laid on the fact "that the Journal owes money and this is true. The proprietor hopes to get out of debt some day and he is trying his best. So much cannot be said of others. The proprietor of the Journal has his light bill paid and does not have to be eternally dunned for it nor for machinery which the light company put In his plant. The coal bill of the Journal is paid and has been promptly, and no merchant has been compelled to ad vertise in his paper in order to col lect his bill. The Journal has mod ern machinery in its plant and owes something on that but it is paying that off and does not Intend to repu diate Its contracts and "set the thing out In the street." The publisher of the Journal works sixteen to eighteen hours a day on it and has no time for Joy rides nor has he a sucker on the string to put up money for him. In some cases If it was not for the sucker In the case the bills and overdrafts of some pa pers never would be paid. And, lastly, the Journal is not wor ried over the effusions of gutter snipes and fly-by-nights who may venture Into the community and re-1 atnletic stunts will take the lead in a healthy, clean and moral man ner and they will bo protected so far as possible by the members of the order and the committee. The invitation which is extended to the public will Include special In vitations to. the Red Men of adjoin ing lodges wherever situated and Weeping Water and Ashland where new lodges are to be Instituted will be especially invited to send delega tions and help the Red Men put on an American celebration worth the seeing. A much better outline of the pro posed celebration can be given by Thursday for .then the committee will have some definite lineup on what the attractions will be. It is safe to say that all the attractions selected will be of the very best and clean, It main here nntil the public gets fill and chases them out. its is the Intention to hold a grand wrestling match with . local talent evenly matched If possible, there be ing several excellent wrestlers In this vicinity who will furnish a fine ex hibition of strength and skill There will be base ball games with strong Short Locals Welcome Vlttltor. ' George Stroble of Nebraska City, traveling salesman for . the Otoe Brewing company, spent last evening Cub8 to compete with the local team in the city making arrangements for an(j a treat for the fans can be as introducing that product into the city, sured. - In addition to these there Adolph Giese Is handling the bottled will . -bo other athletic sports and product of the Nebraska City brew- manT novel and unique attractions ery at present. Mr. Stroble is well which will be worth going miles to known here, having been a frequent 8ee. visitor in the city In years past when piattsmouth Is awake and la going he was playing ball with the team Bome Tgbt now and all who come of that city. He Is personally a very here for the Fourth will find that It popular gentleman and has a number i succeeding all along the line. This of good friends here who were very celebration will be no half way affair glad to meet him once mora. For but will be a real live hustling ex several years past he has been mak- hlbltlon. And It will be one where ing his home at Talmage, Otoe coun- any man can bring his wife and fam ty, but is now living in Nebraska iy and find something for each and City once more. Mr. Stroble former- everyone of them to ace and vorv ly took an active part in politics but sight will be high class and clean and has lately esdhewed that line of work worthy of the Red Men and Platts- u'ei"'"K more promaoie ana mouth. Remember the Fourth of not so strenuous. July will be celebrated In Piatts mouth better than ever before, so make your arrangements to attend. Improves Lawn's Looks. Thomas Svoboda, custodian at the court nouse, today completed the Job it cured me, or "It saved the of mowing the court house lawn and life of my child," are the expressions trimming up the walks leading to the you hear every day about Chamber building. The pob is a good one and Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea improves the loks of the law 100 remedy. This is true the world over per cent. The commissioners recent- where this valuable remedy has been ly purchased some additional hose Introduced. No other medicine In for watering the lawn and the result use for diarrhoea or bowels com Is that there Is a fine growth of grass plaints has received such general ap all over it. There is no reason why proval. The secret of the success of the lawn cannot be kept In shape Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and throughout the summer as there is Diarrhoea remedy Is that It cures. sufficient hose now on hand to reach Sold by all dealers to all parts of the grounds. The Nebraska veterans of Free Masons held their banquet at the temple Tuesday afternoon, with covers laid for seventy-flvo. Judge M. R. Hopewell, president, presided at the dinner. Toasts were respond ed to informally by Judge S. P. Davidson, J. II. Ehrhardt, Rev. T. J. Machay and others. The meeting Tuesday afternoon opend at 2 o'clock with the regular business of the or der. . The convention will adjourn on ' Thursday afternon. There are now 244 Masonic lod ges In Nebraska and delegates from nearly every one are represented In Omaha today. The entire Nebraska membership has reached 17,886, which shows an Increase during the year of 767. . . , , Following are the present grand lodge officers, Ancient, Free and Ac cepted Masons: M. W., Michael Dow ling, grand master, Omaha; R. W. Harry A. Cheney, deputy grand mast er, Creighton; R. W., Henry Gibbons, grand senior warden, Kearney; R. W., James R. Cain, grand Junior warden, Stella; M. W., John D. Dins- more, grand treasurer, Sutton; K. W., Francis E. White, grand secre tary, Omaha; V. W., Rev. George A. Beecher, grand chaplain, Omaha; W Ambrose C. Epperson, grand ora tor, Clay Center; M. W., Robert E French, grand custodian, Kearney; W Alpa M. Morgan, grand marshal, Broken Bow; W.; Thomas Davis, grand senior deacon, Beaver City; W., Samuel S. Whiting, grand Junior deacon, Lincoln; Bro., Ruban Forbes, acting grand tyler, Omaha. A meeting of the grand lodge was held In the Masonic hall last night, There was a large attendance of the grand officers and other members of the order who heard with interest the addresses of W. Ambrose and C Epperson, Clay Center, grand orator on the progress of Masonry In the state. Omaha Bee. Oscar Zaar, the well known young J. C. Nlday, a prominent citizen man of South Bend Is among those of Union, Is among those in the city having business matters In the city today looking after business matters, to look after today, coming down coming up from his home this morn-prom his home this morning on the ing. Schuyler train. Kettles Ileineinann Ktttate. In county court this afternoon Judge Beeson held the final hearing In the Conrad Helnemann estate, ex amlnlng the accounts of Henry Helne mann, administrator, and allowing the same. A decree distributing the property of the deceased and releas lng the administrator and his bonds men from all liability on his official bond was entered. A. L. Tldd ap pea red as counsel for the admlnlstra tor. George S. Ray and wife of Mur ray are among those In the city today having driven up from their hom this morning. Mr. Ray has some business matters at the court house to look after. From Tuesday's Dally. Miss Anna Fry who has been visit ing for several days in Lincoln, re turned home last night. Geo. Kaffenherger, the well known stockman of the precinct, is spending the day in the city attending to busi ness matters. John A. Hennlngs, one of Cedar Creek's good citizens, is in the city today attending to business, driving In this morning. Commissioner L. J. Swltzer of Weeping Water came In last night to be present today at the regular meet ing of the county board. Frank Grauf and wife from near Murray are spending the day in the city on business, tirlving up this morning from their home. County Commissioner C. R. Jordan, chairman of the board, came in last evening from Alvo to attend the meeting of the board today. Henry Sanders, the well known Ce dar Creek citizen, is spending the day in the city looking after business with the county commissioners. J. M. Melsinger Is among the good citizens from Eight Mile Grove pre cinct spending today in the city, driv ing In this morning from his home. Mrs. Jacob Vallery Is spending to- ;day la Omaha making a visit with her daughter, Mrs. F. F). White, hav- ng gone to that city on the morning train. J. M. Hoover, one of Louisville's prominent citizens, Is spending thej day in the city, having come down from his home this morning on busi ness matters. Sam Long, the railroad contractor of South Bend, is a visitor today In the city, coming down this morning on the Schuyler train to look after business matters. Will Becker came in this morn Ing from his home west of the city and was a passenger on the morning Burlington train for Omaha where he will spend the day. J. P. Rouse, one of the prominent farmers of Greenwood precinct, Is spending the day In the city, coming In last evening from his home at Alvo to look after business matters here, Uncle Ben Bcckman and Louie Relnhackel came in this morning from Mr. Beckman's home near Mur ray. Mr. Beckman Is the efficient road overseer for Rock Bluffs pre clnct and bad business with the com mlssloners which brought him to the city while Louie wanted to run up home for a day. Captain Isaac Wiles and wife were passengers on the morning train for Omaha where they will spend today Captain Wiles goes to the metropolis to be In attendance upon the grand lodge of Masons and to attend the banquet this evening while Mrs. Wiles will spend several days with her son Frank and family. A petition was filed today in coun ty court by Mrs. Robert Kendall, ask Ing for the appointment of her fath er, Benjamin P. Davis as admlnlstra tor of the estate of the late Mr. Ken dal. Mrs. Kendall was present and personally attended to filing the pe tlolon. At present the estate Is be lng administered by a special admin Istrator, Mr. A. E. Taylor and he will bo discharged Immediately upon the formal appointment of a regular ad mlnlstrator, his appointment havln been made to look after some press lng business engagements of the de ceased. No marriage licenses were Issued out of the office of the coun ty Judge today. llyefa Resting Easy. Dr. George 11. Gllmore of Murray, mention of whose visit to the city la made in another place, is attending Walter Dyers, mention of whose in juries was made in last evening's Journal. He states that the young man Is very severely hurt and will be confined to his home for some time at the very least. The injuries were as stated in the Journal a Ions cut across the scalp which seemed to have been made by a sharp edged tool, something like a razor while the breast is a mass of bruises and the stomach is injured. The collar bone Is also broken and he Is la very bad shape generally. He was resting as well last evening as could be' expected and DV. Gllmore be lleves he will recover without doubt. However, the process will likely be slow. Nothing new has developed here regarding the case and no com plaint has been lodged with the of ficers concerning it. Considerable depends upon developments In regard to Dyers' condition as to the ultimate outcome ot the matter. Future Home In California. William Standelmann and wife and Miss Lou Spade who have beea making a visit of several days with Mark White and wife at Rock Bluffs, came up last evening and arter spending the night in the city, de parted this morning for Sioux City, la., where they will visit for several days. Mr. and Mrs. Stadelmann ex pect to leave In a short time for Los Angeles, Cal., where he has accept ed a position with the Independent telephone interests of the Pacltte coast The many friends of Mr. and Mrsfl Stadelmann Is this city regret very much to have them leave tola section but they, carry with thee their best wishes for future success and prosperity. Mr. Stadelmann U finished telephone man and un derstands the Ins and outs of the business perfectly and without doubt will make a name for himself ra hla chosen field. A MAM-Ot. " The members of the base ball team are looking forward to receiving a present of an English bull dog a-. a mascot, one having been promised Manager Brantner by an Omaha gen tleman who wants the club to have a mascot which will be some mascot. They expected the animal to arrive on Monday's train but It has not yet shown up. ' It Is liable, however, to be here at any time and the boys are consumed with curiostly to see just what It will look like. They also have hopes It means good luck tj them and If It does not good-by Mr. Mascot. VInHIhk Dr. (tilniorc. Dr. George H. Gllmore and son Walker of Murray, drove Into the city from their home yesterday after noon, the doctor coming up to meet Mr. Charles R. Wilson, a prominent business man of Omaha who Is mak ing him a brief business visit. Mr. Wilson came down on train No. 2 of the Burlington and was a passenger with Dr, Gllmore for his home at Murray. Dr. WilBon while In the city paid the Journal office a pleasant and much appreciated call and he Is cordially Invited to come again at any time when in the city. C. G. Wingate and wife, P. C. Wlngate and wife, and Rev. M. F. Brower and wife, all of Hamburg, la., came in this morning to attend the Trtvley-JackB wedding. Rev. Brower performed the ceremony which united the young people.