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Tramp Says Man Held Him up
near Burlington Station.
One more circumstance alone pre
vented a bold, bad, stick-up man,
making a haul last night In this
man's town. Just what r.ie clrcum
(stance was will develop In the course
of this tale. The occurrence took
place in the btlll watches of the night
'when all In silent and the boiiIh of
those who have done wrong In thin
life rise from their couch and walk
up and down the earth as a penance
for their ant misdeeds. As the
pott would well put it, it happened
about midnight or near thereto.
An interanant traveler throuh the
town one who travels by way of
nlde door Pullmans and who scors to
dig up filthy lucre to keep Jim Hill
in pajamas and things, was strolling
through the Burlington yards taking
a walk to limber his joints after a
long and tedious ride upon the bum
pers when suddenly he heard a noise.
This noise caused him to listen and
cogitate upon what It might be. At
last the sound became more and more
distinct and he discovered what it
was that he heard. It was the sound
of footsteps over the clndcri.
The traveller was a brave man
spooks or ghosts had no terrors for
him, and he resolved to meet the
proprietor of the footfalls face to
face, lie continued on his walk In
the direction of the approaching
footsteps and presently he discovered
the vague and shadowy outlines of
a male person approaching through
the blackness of the night. As tney
came nearer to each other, the one
by each, the last traveller suddenly
commanded "hands up" and flashed
something which looked like a can
non. The command was hastily ob
eyed by the first named traveller
who liked not over well the looks of
that bright, gleaming barrel in the
hands of the other man. He thrust
bis hands straight up and held them
there while he submitted to a frisk
of Is pockets.
Now cornet h the climax, as the
campaign orator says. The search
was fruitless. Not even so much as
a pool chip or one of those little
tri-cornered pieces of aluminum
marked, "flood for 2 cents In
trade" could be unearthed. Hence
the circumstance which prevented a
' rich haul being made as spoken of
firstly. There was nothing to haul.
After his search the robber hissed
through his teeth, which Is the cus-"
tomary way of hisses, "Zounds, I'm
foiled. Where's the papers, where's
the papers? Man, speak up" and the
first traveller answered "I have them
nit." Then the would-be robber
slunk away Into darkness again in
the usual approved dime novel man
ner, and the first traveller hastened
to spread the alarm. He hurried to
the switch crew and told them his
tale and they in turn called forth
the dogs of war and sent out word
that the town was about to tie raid
ed by an armed robber. Also they
pot out and hustled and searched up
and down the yards and looked along
where the Ptrelght robber leaped into
the ditch, but not a sign of the ma
rauder could bo seen. And even
until this noon no trace of hide nor
hair has been discovered although
the switch crew beat up the yards
and vowed by all that was good what
they would do if they laid hands on
Many suspect mat the robber was
the Strelght burglar, who Is so well
pleased at his success In getting away
that he thought he would come back
being satisfied he would make a bet
ter come-back than the late white
man's hope, J Jeffries. Others
opine the robber Is the pure figment
of a disordered Imagination, as the
poet would put It, and that tho rob
bed sought to create syniputUy for
himself and possibly raise the wind
to buy another drink. Anywoy, the
bold, desperato character escaped
and ho left the town.
A funny Incident took plnco while
the officers were scorching tho
freight tors In the yards. Chief of
Ilollce Halncy and Officer Trout
were Investigating the empty cars
through the yard and they had ap
proached one with the door open.
Officer Trout threw tho light of his
flashlight into the car and discov
ered a man in one end of it. Ho
told the chief to give him a lift and
he would Investigate the man. Trout
got into the car and turned his light
on the mini when the fellow rose up
and commenced going around in n
circle with a vacant stare on his
face. Finally he turned and walked
out of the car door, gazing straight
ahad and aparently without any
Idea of where he was going or what
he was doing. He lit on his feet all
right and started going about in a
circle. Chief Ralney took him In
town and shook him and told him to
"Here, come to, what's the matter
with you. Craty?" but he got no
answer out of the fellow so he fol
lowed his remarks up with a iwift
kick which near unjointed the man's
cranium and which had the effect of
waking him up. The fellow was able
to talk In a few minutes and found
bis voice right after the kick when
he said "Oooh." He explained that
he was headed for somew here In Iowa
and convinced the chief that he had
nothing to do with the holdup. The
chief then asked him If he could
run and the fellow answered with
out a moment's hesitation that he,
could. The chief then headed him'
down the tracks and told him to
"git." The fellow started and the
chief took a few shots into the
ground to speed his action. Tho ef
fect was electrical for with every
shot the chief heard that "Oooh," and
saw him Jump longer each time. He
made record time out of this local
ity. TAKES A LIVELY
Gus Pitts' Horse Gets Frightened
The horse belonging to Gus Pitts
this morning created a sensation on
Main street and some of the side
streets by an exhibition run In which
he covered several of the city blocks
In record time. Mr. Pitta had driven
to town from his home with a load
of garden truck and had tied the
animal to a ring in the sidewalk in
front of the Plattsmouth hotel while
he started out to visit the several
merchants. The animal was hitched
to a light single-seated buggy. The
automobile of John Bauer drove
down the street and came in Just be
hind the buggy and In front of Gor-
der'a Implement house. The noise
of the machine scared the horse and
It gave a frantic jerk at the hitching
rein which broke and let the animal
loose. The animal wheeled and
started up Main street at a rapid
pace, the bridle coming off the
animal's head. It tore up Main
street at a fierce pace and wheeled
Into Sixth Btreet headed north. As
It turned the corner the horse slip
ped and fell, it not being shod. Af
ter sliding some twenty-five or thirty
feet, however, it regained its feet
before anyone could get to It and
continued on north. It tore around
several of the residence blocks of
the city and then headed Lack for
Main street, coming down Fourth
street. When It reached Main street
on the return trip It was still going
fast but It tried to turn east and
again fell down. This time It slid
half way across the street. At the
corner near the Anheuser-Busch
building tho animal was captured by
Joe Terry and another gentleman
who happened to be there at the
time. The animal was turned over
to Mr. Pits in a few moments after
bis capture and was found to be only
slightly injured by his wild experi
ence, being skinned up In places but
nothing of consequence. The har
neps was pretty much demolished
and badly tangled up. The buggy
did not seem to be much injured af
ter it exciting career about the city.
The runaway was one of tho most
spectacular seen here for many days
and would have resulted In a good
deal of damage had it happened at
a later hour. As it was, it took
place in tho early morning before
the street wos filled with teams and
vehicles Which doubtless prevented
much loss of property to Mr. FItts
Plattsmouth and this vicinity was
treated to a light gentle rainfall, the
effect of which was to wet the
ground to a very small depth but
which revived in a measure the
growing crops. The rain commenced
near midnight and continued for a
little time. The greatest benefit do
rived from the shower was settling
the dust which was something fierce
before the rain. The shower extend
ed over all this vicinity but wos not
much heavier anywhere than here
and the farmers do not regard it as
of much benefit. Owing to iho blitz
ing sun today, the good effect of the
fall upon the crops Is doubted as the
sun burned and destroyed vegetation
which was wet.
Reports from out In the state in
dicate that scattering showers have
taken place all over the Rtote and
that they have been productive of
some good benefit. These showers,
however, are a merely temporary re
lief and what is needed Is a good
hard rain all over the stato. The
weather man does not show much
fovorablo and the bureau predicts
local showers for today.
For horses only. Good water and
shade trees. Plenty of room. Apply
C. Pcngnn, Mynard, Neb,, phone line
NOTICE TMces for ttireshlng this
season will be three and five rents
owing to the Increased cost of labor
and repairs. Robt. Tropst,
With the "Butchery by Laund
The Tribune received yesterday a
soul stirring letter attributing the
high cost of living largely to "butch
ery by laundries." The letter arous
ed the sympathetic Interests of the
unmarried men on the staff, and
some of the other kind, too, and
therefore, as treating of a subject of
wide concern, it is printed herewith:
"Chicago, July 16. (Editor of the
Tribune.) During the last few
months there has been considerable
Investigation going on by various in
terests trying to solve the cause of
high living prices. The so-called
trusts, middlemen, and farmers have
been pointed out as the real culprits,
but none of those mentioned 'will
meekly stand for the accusation.
"I have had a 'hunch' for some
time past that sooner or late, the
true cause of high cost of living
would be discovered, and seemingly
It has been by the American Home
Economic association of Lake Placid,
New York. The association is going
to strike the ax at the cost of high
living prices by putting a stop to the
butchery of clothes In laundries. That
Is good news and hundreds of thou
sands of men and women will be
anxious to Join the association. Often
clothes are returned from laundries
with one or more buttons missing
that have been pulled out by the
roots. Double back hand sewing, re
inforcements, and strong gussets
prove no security to garments while
being pulled, Jerked, and tormented
with flatlrons, etc., in the hands of
"New shirts and shirt waists sent
to laundries to be 'done up' often
are returned the most thoroughly
'done up' Imaginable Reno Is not
In It. I The writer has many times
whistled while examining a bundle of
mutilated clothes returned from a
laundry in order to prevent giving
vent to language that Is not made use
of at a Sunday school picnic.
"I presume it would be folly to
place this wholesale destruction of
clothes in laundries before Secretary
Wilson, because he would say it is
not a restraint of trade, but a boom
for such makers of clothes as the
laundries "do up." In order to be
successful, it Is advisable for the as
sociation to be strenuous and not
placid. C S. Rlggs."
The Tribune would like to hear
briefly from others who have ideas
on this topic of the barbarizes per
petrated on their clothes during the
processes of laundering. Chicago
' Dry in Oklahoma.
Thomas South and family who
were called to Pouca, Okla., about
July fcth, by the news of the death
of P. M. Ward, Mrs. South's fath
er, have returned to this city, com
ing in last evening. They had hoped
to reach the bedside of the stricken
man before life left him but their
hopes weer not realized and he ex-;
plred before they arrived. Mrs.
South has the sincere sympathy of
many friends here In her bereave
ment. They also visited with other
relatives while in Oklahoma, stop
ping at a ranch several miles from
Bliss. Mr. South reports that the
weather is fully as dry down there
In that immediate section as it is here
If not a little worse. Corn is dying
In the fields and there is an indica
tion that the crop will be very short
this year. The general conditions
are much as they are here, what
rain falling being In the form of
showers and widely scattered. This
makes the crops In the state hord to
estimate owing to the spotted condi
tions which exist. Tho Oklahoma
wheat crop was a very good one,
however, and more than makes up for
the loss in corn.
Killed at AsMuml.
Ashland, Neb., July 21. Burling
ton passenger train No. 3, due at
Ashland at 5:07 p. m., struck and
killed an unknown man at tho west
end of the Platte river btidgo this
afternoon. The man was walking on
the track and did not get out of the
way of the train. Engineer Joe Mc
Coy was in charge of the locomotive.
Papers on the body contained the
name "Andrey the Relic," and a
card found contlned this address:
"St. Stephen society, No. 1, In care
of John Zacrick, 1811 West Twenty-'
second street, Chicago." He is be
lleved to have been a member of a
gong of railroad laborers employed in
The remains were turned over to
an undertaker and the coroner of
Saunders county was notified to hold
an Inquest. This will probably take
A few weeks ago a woman was
struck near this place.
Mrs. C. L. Martin was a passen
ger this morning for Omaha, where
she will spend the day.
NOTIt K TO roTK ICTOH.
Stiilt-cJ proposals l received by
tt.e city clerk of the city of i'iatt
moutli, Nehrai-ka, until elglit CM o'clock
p. m , of Slimiiiiy, the Mh day of Aug
ust, liiu, fur f urnivhlriK material and
cuiiPtnictinif curb and pavementa for
the city of I'lattsmuuth, Nebraska, in
accordance with tt.e plan and ecifi
cationx on file In the office of tlie city
clerk of i'lxttsniuuth, Nebraska, and in
the office of the engineer, Omaha, Xe-
lrH.-ka. .Appioxiiniite estunu'.e iuan-
, i 1 1 ilea:
t ) r-istiict :.j7 m- yds.
JliJ Intersection Hatf ci. ydx
f.U I'lstrlct lin. ft.
lU Interaction lin. ft.
Class A Six G Inches thick, twen
ty (J"l inches deep; Itt.Si per lin. ft.
Class j: Six ii Inches thick, twen-tv-fuur
t:l inches deep; per lin.
CI a ps A Vitntied brick tdnrk as
specified. Kafe, concrete, depth four
(4) Inches, Mind on concrete one and
one-half ix Inches. Sand filled
Joints. $2.10 per . yd.
Clac if Vitrified brick block as
specified, liuse, concrete, depth, five
(i) inches, snd on concrete one and
one-half Inches 1 j ) inches. Sand
fllied joints. $J.:'o per s. yd.
Kacli bid to be accompanied by a cer
tified check for five hundred dollars
Anv one desiring a set of plans and
specifications for personal use may ob
tain the name by application to the en
gineers and a payment of five l$5.0U)
dcillais per sot.
The city reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
J. P. Sattler,
W. T5. Klster.
.mi. ti-lll live build-
liiK. Omaha, Nebraska.
NOTICK TO UNKNOWN HEIHS AND
DKVISEKS AND NON-KLSIDENTS
To the unknown heirs and devisees
of Lewis Johnson, deceased; the un
known heirs and devisees of Munrnrel
Johnson, deceased: the unknown heirs
and devisees of Seth Johnson, deceased;
the unknown heirs and devisees of John
Q. Johnson, deceased; and to Solomon
llorbee, Jlrs. W. B. I.eacli. first mime
unknown, wife of W. li. T.earh: Mrk
William Johnson, first name unknown,
wife of William Johnson; Frederick L.
Eaton; William T. Eaton; Simon F. Eat
on; G. H. Henry; Oreensherrv K Henry;
A I.azenby; Ambrose Lazenby, and Mrs.
Ambrose Lazenby, first name unknown,
w Ife of Ambrose Lazenby, non-resident
You will take not I., tbnt on th 1'th
day of April, 1!10, Ceorjre M. Porter,
plaintiff, filed his petition in the dis
trict court of C'nss county, Nebraska,
In which you with others were named
The object and braver of nM netl.
tlon Is to quite title Iri said plaintiff in
and to lote ten (10) and eleven (11) in
oiock tnirty-eigiit us) of the city of
I'lnttsmouth. In Cass countv. 'ehr'alin
and to exclude the defendants from any
linn rl lilt'lflM.
You are reoulred to answer enlil no.
tlon on or before the 2ath day of July,
fleoree M Porter
T?v Purkett. Wilson & Kruvn. n,i r 'v
I k: 1 1. vii'i w I-
IN THE DISTINCT COCKT OF CASS
In the matter of the guardianship
if Donovan A. Walllns:. a minor.
Notice Is hereby given that In pursu
mce of an order of the Honorable Har-
court of Cass countv, Nebraska, made
on the 20th day of June, 1910, for the
me in rem esiHie nerein arter Cles
rlbed, there will be sold at the south
loor of the court house In the rttv of
Plattsmouth. In said countv and state
n the 2Kth day of July, 1910, at 11
'clock a. m.. at nubile sale to the
highest bidder for cash, the following
described real estate, to-wlt:
The undivided one-Third (1-3) Inter
est In fee simple title in and to lots
12, 13, lti. and 17, In West Greenwood.
C'nss county, Nebraska.
Dated this 2uth day of June, 1910.
As guardian of Donovan A. Wallln?,
XOTKK TO C It 10 1)1 TO It l.
State of Nebraska,)
C'dcs Countv. )
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
ANN M. DAVIS, DECEASED.
Notice is hereby given that the credi
tors of said deceased will meet the ad
ministratrix of said estate, before me,
county Judge of Cass county, Nebras
ka, at the county court room In Platts
mouth, in said county, on the 30th day
of July,' A. D., 1910, and on the 1st day
of February, 1911 at 9 o'clock b. m
each day, for the purpose of presenting
their claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance.
Six months are allowed for the credi
tors of said deceased to present their
claims, and one year for the adminis
tratrix to settle said , estate, from the
30th day of July, A. P., 1910.
Witness my hand and seal of said
county court, at I'lattsmouth, Nebras
ka, this 28th day of June, A. D., 1910.
(Seal) Allen J. Keeson,
Ramsey & r.amey, County Judge.
Nebraska City I'.uces.
Nebraska City, Neb., July 21.
The third day's races of the four
days meet here was a red letter af
fair and there were over ten thou
sand people on the grounds during
the afternoon. The track was fine,
and good time was made in all of
the races. In the 2:16 pacing race
Lady Jeannette," a brown mare owned
by G. M. Cotton of Auburn, won
the race, best time 2:10i, with
Harry Gray, a grey gelding owned
by II. Friend of Oklahoma a dose
second. In the three-year-old pacing
race Columbia Fire, owned by E. G.
Itohanan of Lincoln won tho two
straight heats In 2:15'i. and in the
2:22 trotting race Johnny (., a
chestnut sorrel owned by Robert
Brown of Waterloo, la., captured the
race in fine shape in three straight
heats; best time 2:loU. with Auntie
Russell, a brown mare owned by V.
II. llrown of Parsons, Has., second.
It was a neck and neck race, and in
fast time. In the running race Don
Ilonnette won the three-quarter mile
dash for a purse of $ 1 00 in 1:18U,
with Uurllngton second and Lady
Beausard third. The guldeless won
ders raced a mile In 2:164. This
was won by Major L..
Dr. Brendel was up from Murray
this morning to see Dinwiddie, the
young man he brought up last ev
ening. He reports him getting along
nicely. J. W. Berger came along
with him for the ride In the doetorg
auto and while here gave the Jour
nal a call
Ilruuht Here for Treatment.
Dr. B. F. Brendel drove up last
evening from Murray having with
him Oliver E. Dinwiddie, a well
known young farmer living near that
place. Mr. Dinwiddie was stricken
with remittent fever recently and
his condition is rather serious. Ow
ing to the inadequate accommoda
tions at Mr. Dinwiddle's home, he
being a batchelor, it was thought
best to bring him to this city and
he was given rooms at the Hotel Per
kins. Mr. Dinwiddie is well known
in this city and has many friends
who will be sorry to learn of his
illness and who will use every means
In their power to bring him through
We notice that several merchants
in Nebraska have been arrested and
fined for selling decomposed eggs.
Under the pure food law this is a
very serious offense, and we have on
several occasion warned Plattsmouth
merchants against buying and sell
ing such truck. The farmers who
sells such eggs to the merchant, is
equally liable for the offense. We
have heard considerable complaint
from those who have recently pur
chased stale' eggs from merchants.
The food inspector is liable to be in
Plattsmouth most any day.
Coi n Poor in Oklahoma.
Chris Brunhaver, one of the coun
ty's well known citizens, returned
this morning from an extended visit
with his brother located at Ponca,
Okla. Mr. Brunhaver had an agree
able time but he found things in
rather bad shape in that locality, as
the weather has been so dry that
farm products are pretty much burn
ed up. The hot winds have been felt
down there and have done a great
deal of damage. Corn will be a fail
ure In that immediate section but
there was a good Tvheat crop this
Will go to Louisville.
The M. W. A. orchestra goes out
to Louisville this afternoon to play
for a dance which is to be given
there this evening. The boys re
ceived a telephone messape several
days ago from the manager of the
proposed dance asking their terms
and upon stating them, they were
gratified to receive a prompt engage
ment. Manager Holly is much grati
fied at the success which had been
attending the orchestra ajd the de
mand for music. They wTIi go out
tonight on the Schuyler train and
return tomorrow morning,
Jimgc iilmnd Ice Cream Social.
An ie cream social was held on
the pretty lawn at the pleasant home
of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Fricke' Wed
nesday evening which we forgot to
mention in yesterday's issue. This
was given by the Jungenbund, a so
ciety of young people of St Paul's
Evangelical church. They were quite
liberally patronized and realized a
neat sum which will be u?d for pro
moting the work ot Hie church. So
cially it was one of the most de
lightful affairs held in this city dur
ing this season.
Will Knter Hospital.
Ed. Donat was a passenger this
morning to Omaha, going there with
Charles Isner who Is entering a hos
pital there for treatment for a dis
eased hip. The young man had the
hip Injured several years ago and
Its condition has become steadily
worse until it was thought advisable
for him to go to a hospital for treat
ment. Ills many good friends in the
city hope that the treatment is im
mediately effective and that he can
return to his home entirely cured and
In good shape. He is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Isner of this city.
Adam Fornoff, one or Cedar
Creek's best citizens, Is among the
many in the city today looking af
ter business matters, coming down
this morning from his home.
: WATCH THE
FARM DEVELOPMENT IN WYOMING!
1 THE RICHEST DEVELOPED STATE IN THE WEST
GO WITH ME on one of our personally conducted landseekers' excursions to
THE BIG HORN BASIN the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and
see what the farmers are doing on these new lands where the Burlington
Railroad is building new lines; where new towns offer splendid business op
ening in all lines of trade and profession.
EXAMINE THESE LANDS PERSONALLY with me. I will help you to pick
out the best. I am employed by the Burlington Railroad for this purpose.
OUR HOMESEEKERS' TICKET allows you 25 days with Btop overs every
where in homeseekors' territory; ample time to examine thelands and spend
a few days fishing in the mountain streams if you like. See the irrigated
lands where the ditches are built by the Government and also by private
companies, and the Mondell S20-acre FREE homesteads all on ene trip.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Arswered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
, Meets Old Friends.
Adam Rapp of Pekln, 111., spent
yesterday in the city making a visit
with a great many old friends here.
He was the guest of J. M. Meisinger
of Cedar Creek and also of his broth
ers, both there and In this city. He
also met many other old friends in
cluding John Bauer, Jacob Luft and
others. He departed this morning
for Omaha to take In the sangerfest
Mr. Meisinger states that the rain
this morning at his home in Cedar
Creek was very light much as here
in the city, and that he is fearful
of the effect of the hot sun on the
corn. A few hours hot sun after the
small rain fall would result In scald
ing the growing corn and killing it.
What he considers needed is a hard,
soaking rainfall lasting several days
and coming down slow and steady.
In County Court.
In county court today the only
business transacted during the morn
ing was the final hearing of the ad
mlnlstratrly of the Dr. Edward T.
Rlckard estate. The widow who was
the administratrix was present and
her report and accounts were exam
ined by Judge Beeson who allowed
the same and discharged the admin
istratrix and the sureties on her of
ficial bond from further liability
thereon. In the afternoon the hear
ing of the case of the State vs. John
Egan and John Jones was taken up,
C. II. Taylor and County Attorney
Ramsey appearing for the state and
A. L. Tldd for the defense.
The camp of the Marshalls and the
Soennlchsens at Langdon, Mo., la
constantly undergoing changes and
all the members of both families are
having a mighty fine time at their
outing. Miss Gladys Marshall, Mr.
Frank Marshall and Mr. Waldemar
Soennlchsen were passengers today
for the camp where they will spend
several days, while Dr. Marshall has
Just returned. Henry Soennlchsen.
Ralph Marshall and Henry McMaken
are also among those Just getting
back. They have all nad a splendid
time and have greatly rnjoyed them
selves during their stay at the lake.
Dr. G. H. Gllmore and son Walk
er came up from Murray last even
ing on business. They were accom
panied by Mr. T. F. Johnson, cash
ier of the First National Bank of
Chlckanha, Oklahoma, a cousin of
Mrs Gllmore. While here they were
pleasnat callers at the Journal office.
We are highly pleased to make Mr.
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
Dates made at this office or the
Murray State Bank.
Good Service Reasonable Rate
Special prepared Wyoming literature just eft? the press.
Write for it today.
D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent,
Landseekers' Information Bnreau,
1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
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