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KILLS BANDIT !
Willi A ROCK
Engineer Prevsnts Rcbfiery c!
Train in Colorado,
DEAD MAN IS UNIDENTIFIED.
Sheriff's Posse Captures Two Men In
Brush Near Scene of Holdup Sus
pects Say Tney Were Stealing a Riae.
One Has Bullet Wound in . Head.
Held for Further Investigation.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept 3.
la a desperate attempt to bold up
westbound Colorado Midland train
No. 3 four miles west of Divide an un
identified bandit was Instantly killed
by a rock thrown by Engineer Frank
Stewart, after he had shot the engi
neer in the leg. Sterling and Charles
Martin, two young man who were
found near the scene of the holdup
are held for Investigation as to their
complicity in the robbery. Sterling
Martin was slightly wounded in the
head by a bullet.
The highwayman crawled over the
tender as the train slowed up at a
siding to meet the eastbound train.
As he stopped the train, Stewart
turned, to see his fireman, Paul Bach
man, standing with his hands above
hia head and hear the robber say:
"Put up your hands or I'll blow your
The robber than forced both men to
leave the engine and marched them
before hira to the express car. ,
"When we got to the express car,'
said Stewart, "my fireman dashed un
der the car and crawled to the other
side. The robber leaned under the
car to shoot at him and when he took
his eyes off me, I struck him with all
my strength with a rock I had picked
up as I Jumped off the tender. As I
did so he whirled and shot at me, the
bullet -striking me in the leg. I guess
my blow finished him, for he never
moved after the rock hit him."
Sortly after the holdup Sheriff Von
Juhl and a posse scoured the country
near the scene of the attempted hold
up and discovered the Martin broth
ers hiding in the brush.
Sterling Martin was dazed by a bul
let wound In the head. He Is out on
parole from the state reformatory.
The Martins claim they were ridln?
the blind baggage and were beating
their way to Grand Junction.
Invest gaeiFatRg Operations
ll.iteitar.en by Indians.
Winnebago, Neb., Sept. 3. A party
consisting of Superintendent A. li.
Kneale, Assistant Commissioner Fred
H. Abbott, Industrial Clerk Hender
son and the four expert farmers em
ployed on the local field has been
touring the Omaha and Winnebago
reservations during the last few days,
making a thorough Inspection of the
progress being made by the Indians
along Industrial lines. After viewing
thousands of acres of corn and small
grain which had been planted and
cared for by Indians, Mr. Abbott de
clared that wonderful progress had
been made in Thurston county during
the last year.
"I am greatly pleased with what I
have seen," Mr. Abbott declared, be
fore he left for Washington. "From
the reports of Superintendent Kneale
and bis exypert fanners I knew that
good work was being done, but. I had
not realized that such strides had been
taken In a single year."
WANT AD SPOUSE ROBS WIFE
Sends Her on Vacation to Milwaukee
Chicago, Sept. 3. An experimental
ad in the matrimonial columns of a
newspaper won her a thief for a hus
band, according to Mrs. Henry Weber.
She says that since their marriage In
Kansas City in December, 1909, her
spouse has wheedled her out of her
fortune of $1,250 and haa now left her
destitute In Chicago with her thirteen
year old adopted daughter.
Mrs. Weber complained to the police
of the central station that her husband
hud tale;i the last of her money, had
sent her to Milwaukee by bout, with a
promise tr Join her later by rail, which
he felled to do, and ha 1 disappeared.
Chorted With' Murder of Eoy.
Klnystou, X. Y., S, ;t. 3. Vlnrenzo
Craiibo and h'.i wife wvrt arrested In
connection with tl:e n'titi'iir of four-year-old
Pete: Fabian, who was found
strangled to f'erth In an outbuilding
of hi3 parents' home In Purtovllle. In
ordering the arrests District Attorney
Cunningham refused to say what evi
dence he possessed. Ciatiao and his
wife lived next door to the Fabian
Arguing Recount Case.
Omaha, Sept. 3. Arguments In the
ense of Dan J. Council aga'nst the
Douglas county ranvnsslnt lionn1
were commenced before Jud?e Trvin
State Auditor Barton conferral w't
the members of the county (nvns p
board In regard to an shahs -.1.
,nqu,ry ,nto hardy murder
Marshalltown Grand Jury o Investi
gate Triple Killing. -Marshalltown,
la.. Sept. 2. The
grand Jury which meets next week is
to make an exhaustive investigation of
the murder of Mr. and Mrs. James
Hardy and their younger son, Earl,
who were beaten to death in their
home, in the -extreme southern part
of the county, on June 5. It Is said
that many minor details of evidence
have cropped out from time to time
In the weeks since the active search
for the murderer was practically
abandoned. People who live In the
lonely neighborhood which was the
scene of the triple killing are clamor
ing that the grand Jury Invest lgati
be very searching. The son, Raymond,
who was arrested and who later was
released, is still living in the neighbor
hood. Poisoned by "Ropy" Bread.
Fort Dodge, la., Sept. 2. "Ropy
bread," not poisoned or spoiled flour,
Is asserted by the flour manufacturing
company to have been the cause of
poisoning in the D rooks family of
Fort Dodge recently. The remainder
of the sack of flour used by Mrs.
Brooks was sent back to the company
and they now have returned a loaf of
bread made from the same flour, this
loaf being perfectly good. "Ropy
bread" Is a common occurrence in
warm weather when care Is not taken
In making bread, and especially when
potato yeast is used. If warm water
is used, or utensils are not sanitary.
fermentation at excessive temperature
begins, which is not obliterated by the
degree of heat which is required to
bake bread. Fermentation continues
after baking and such trouble as
"ropy bread" results.
Old Soldier Fatally Hurt.
Marshalltown, la., Sept. 2. John
Kane of Dubuque, an inmate of Iowa's
soldiers' home here, was fatally in
jured at Gladbrook when he got off a
passenger train that had carried hira
by Marshalltown on his way home
from the state fair. He was struck by
a freight train coming from the oppo
site direction. He wa3 brought to the
hospital here, where one arm was am
Interurban Gets Franchise.
Mason City, la., Sept. 2. By a vots
of 593 for to 267 against, Mason City
voted a twenty-five-year franchise to
the Mason City and Clear Lake Elec
tric Railway company.
Alleged to Have Written Love
Letters to Mrs. McCormick.
Des Moines, Sept. 2. A divorce trial
of three weeks' duration entered ints
by Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCormick of
Denver, the former of whom Is now
an agent of a brewing company,
given local color here by the name of
Everett Pratt, a Des Moines boy, who
is alleged to have written love letters
to Mrs. McCormick, used later by the
Denver husband as a basis for his sep
aration. Young Pratt is the son of W.
J. Pratt, millionaire partner of the
Pratt-Mendsen Paper company of Dei
Putrid Beef Seized.
Des Moines, Sept. 2. Iowa pure food
inspectors seized 700 pounds of putrid
beef at the state fair. It is alleged
that the beef had been refused in sev
eral cities and was sent to the fair aa
a final means of disposing of It. Sev
eral arrests were made for the sale ot
Alfalfa Successful in Iowa.
Oskaloosa, la., Sept. 2. Edward Ed
rls of this county has proven that
alfalfa can be grown to advantage in
Iowa. He planted five acres five yeare
ago and the crop has Increased every
year. This season he has cut three
crops from the five acre3, and each
crop averaged seven tons.
LAUNCH BOOM FOR SMITH
Georgia Democratic Convention In
dorses Him for President.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 2. The Demo
cratic state convention met with about
2.U00 delegates in attendance. Tht
adoption of a platform was the prlncl
pal business scheduled. The conven
tion nl.so nominated formally the staU
candidates, who were chosen in lal
week's primaries, .including . Hoki
Smith foe governor.
A resolution indorsing Hoke Smith
for president of the United States li
1012 was adopted by the convention
It rieilnrc-d him eminently fitted tc
perforin the arduous duties of the high
office of president and was submitted
by T. E. Patterson of Spalding.
Baby Drowns In Ice Cream Tub.
St. Louis, Sept. 2. Drowned In an
Ice cream freezer tub while neighbors
were searching for him and while lib
mother was four miles away, the bodj
of Harry Krumrle, two years old, was
found In the rear of a drug store neat
his homo. He had climbed upon a bo
beside the tub, apparently to get Borne
of the melting Ice that was left, nn
had lost ills balance.
Bride Is Eleven Years Old.
Pino, La., Sept. 2. Ruth Harding
of Bogalusa, I-a., is one of the young
est brides on record. She Is eleveD
years old and was married to William
Breland, aged nineteen.
I What the . :
j Sportsmen Are j
T was thirty
five years ago
Webb and Boy
ton swam t be Eng
lish channel, aud
since then all who
have attempted it
have failed. Now,
however, it looks
as if the feat was
to be duplicated,
as many of the
swimmers are to
attempt the peril
ous trip. Among
them la Jabes
Wolfe, who np to
date has come
closer to swim
ming the distance
than any other
man alive. lie will
start the latter
part of September
and this time Is
confident of suc
cess. Among tne otners wno are ex
pected to swim the chunnel In Septem
ber are Montague Holbein, who In llXtt
was almost across when he had to
give up. and Captain Hoey of New
Zealand. The latter has been training
for months for the trip, and great
things are expected of him. At least
one woman will also try for the chan
nel honors In September. She Is Miss
Lily Smith of London, who has won
scores of medals for ber feats in the
Those who bare never seen the Eng
llsb channel can have no Idea of what
It meats to swim It Its peculiar and
dangerous tides quickly exhaust-the
swimmer and make the feat almost an
Impossible one, Webb In making the
trip was In the water over twenty
one hours, while It took Boyton In his
pneumatic suit something like twenty-
The chief attraction In the Ameri
can league, outside of the battle for
the pennant. Is the Lajole-Cobb bat
ting feud, and fans the country over
are Intensely Interested in the out
come. Here Is bow Eddie Plank, who
ranks as one of tbe shrewdest stu
dents of batsmen In the league, com
pares the two men:
"Lalole bits anything, inside, out
side, high or low. over the plate, and
It Is almost Impossible to pitch and
fool blin. Stick one close to his belt
and be will crush It over the Infield,
maybap to the fence. Drop one low
and be will bit It a mile. Around bis
shoulders li will do the same thing
Groove one Hnd It Is suicide. I never
try to outguess Lnjole. for 1 udiult
that I have uothlng with which 1 can
fool blm. I simply take uiy chance
and confess that he is my superior.
The easiest time to pitch to the big
fellow is when there are men on the
bases. He does not hit then as be
does when the pillows ore empty.
"Two years Hgo In Cleveland I was
trying to wnsie a hull. He hit It a
lick with bis but and knocked It over
tbe roof of a building out of tbe
grounds. I pushed him one tn the lust
series wltb the Naps inside and down
around bis knees. He bounced It to
left field. That's tbe reason I pitch
to Larry and hope for luck. You can't
"With Ty Cobb it Is different, al
though Ty can hit anything that In
Photo by AmiTlcan Press Association.
TV COHB IN ACTION
thrown to tiltn. However, be Is not so
bard for me to pitch to. perhaps be
cause be Is a left hand batter and La
Jole a right. You can fool the Geor
gian where you cannot the French
man. When I n in pitching against De
troit I take a elm nee with Cobb, and
ftoincttrucM I can outguess blm, al
though I udtnlt bis alilllty as a bats
man. He didn't get a bit off me in a
f - n
WIFE MUZZLES OIL KING
Mrs. John D. Thinks Husband Talks
Cleveland. Sept. 1. Mr. Rockefeller,
who appeared iu the Euclid Avenue
Baptist church, declined to address his
Bible class. He has not spoken to the
class for several Sundays. When he
arrived her for the summer he was
MRS. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER,
talkative, but lately has refused inter
views and says little to any one out
side the household.
It Is said that Mrs. Rockefeller ob
jected to certain published Interviews
with him In which Mr. Rockefeller
was quoted as renouncing wealth and
suggesting a new religion.
Mr. Rockefeller, It Is said, while ad
boring to b'i Ideas of publicity, has de
elded to fo.Iow the advice of Mrs
Rockefeller and henceforth be more
fragu' of public utterances.
YIELDS TO POPE
Work For Popular Education is
Turned Over to Episcopate.
Paris, Sept. 1. Marc Sangler, the
head of the French Catholic Slllon so
clety, the dissolution and reorganlza
tion of which was ordered by the. pope,
has written a letter of complete sub
mission to his holiness, saying that
the work of popular education of the
500 branches will be turned over to
Sangler .adds, however, that he re
grets the decision of the Vatican, as it
gives the impression that the church
Is opposed to democracy and an
nounces that he will personally con
tinue a democratic propaganda.
Rome, Sept. 1. The pope, iu receiv
ing Signor Gentlloni, president of the
Catholic Electoral union, Insisted on
the peril of modernism In all countries
and under all forms. The pontiff said
that he had displayed the greatest tol
eration in the matter of the SUlonlats
In condemning the society. Repeated
complaints had been made by the
French episcopate, which had declared
that their doctrines contained errors
common to all works for Christian de
mocracy by false Interpretation of the
precepts of Pope Leo XIII.
Cashier Pleads Guilty.
New York, Sept. 1. Erwln J. Wider,
the cashier of the Russo-Chlnese bank,
who got away with about $525,000,
withdrew his plea of not guilty and
pleaded guilty. Sentence was de
ferred till Sept. 9.
. American League.
At Philadelphia: R.H.E.
Detroit 0 0020200 04 8 0
Philadelphia 00000010 01 4 ?
At Washington: R.H.E
Washington ... .0 0 3 0 2 0 2 1 8 12 0
St. Louis 00000000 00 5 3
At New York: R.H.E
Cleveland 1 00 0000001 8 0
New York 10 000 00 0 12 6 4
At Boston: R.H.E
Chicago 3 1 00 1 0 1 2 08 8 2
Boston 0 00 00 0 0 000 5 2
Walsh-Sullivan; Smith Carrlgan.
At Wichita First game: R.H.E,
Omaha 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 18 C
Wichita 006000 0 0 0 0 9 0
Second game: R.H.E.
Omaha 3 00 03 1 00 18 11 2
Wichita 00 0 1 0000 34 11
At Des Moines- First game: R.H.E.
St. Joseph ..0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1093
Des Moines 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 02 6 4
I.'aniran Boles; Mitchell Clemmons.
Second game: R.H.E
Bt. Joseph 00 0 000 2 002 5 3
Des Moines 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 8 0
At Denver First game: R.H.E
Lincoln 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 9 4
Denver 3 310 10 11 10 It (
Second gamp; R.H.E
Lincoln 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 26 10 1
Denver 0 0 0 1 0 li 1 0 02 5 1
deist Kruger; Adams McMurray.
At Sinus City: R.H.E
Sioux City 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4 13 3
Top:kn 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 24 9 t
Chabck-Town"; .Tar!: son Shea.
From Saturday's Dally.
Miss Tillie Dougan of Cedar Creek
was a Plattsmouth visitor today.
Mrs. A. L. Gass and daughter. Miss
Lucile, called on their Omaha friends
between trains today.
George Dovey was an Omaha pas
senger this morning where he went
to spend the day with friends.
Adolph Wesch and wife and son,
Adolph, went to Omaha on the morn
ing train today to spend Sunday with
Mrs. Ed. Mason who has been vis
iting relatives at Memphis, Xeb., for
a few days, returned this morning
to this city.
Pete Carlson departed today on
Xo. 4 for Boone, la., where he will
visit his brother and sister for a
Mrs. Miles Allen and children went
to Clarlnda, la., on the morulng
train today where they will visit rel
atives for two weeks.
Mrs. E. C. Hill who has been the
guest of her son and family for a
week, returned, to her home at Lin
coln this morning.
Mrs. Will White and daughter,
Adella, went to Omaha on the morn
ing train today where they spent
the day with friends.
Mrs. Anton Kanka and son, Ed
ward, spent the day In the metropolis
where they will look after some shop
ping and visit friends.
Mrs. Robert Patton and children
departed for Chicago last evening
on No. 2 where they will visit with
friends for a short time.
Mrs. John Hostetter and children
of Orleans, Neb., arrived last evening
to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs
A. N. Johnson for a few days.
Miss Nettle Hawksworth, one of
our teachers, returned from her va
cation this morning which she spent
at her old home In Burlington, la.
Miss Mary Stratka and Matilda
Donat went to Omaha this morning
to spend Sunday with friends.
Mrs. F. R. Whtttaker and daugh
ter, Kitty, were passengers on the
morning train today for Omaha.
M. M. Schlaes was called to Om
aha on the morning train today on
business for the Majestic theater.
Miss Lorene Emory went to Omaha
on the morning train where she will
spend Sunday with friends and rela
C. M. Cllne was a passenger to the
metropolis this morning where he
will visit his son, Herman Cllne, over
Mrs. Wescott and Mrs. Mae Morgan
will sing a duett at the evening serv
Ice tomorrow evening at the Metho
Sam Dean and wife went to La
Platte and Omaha this afternooa
where they will visit Mrs. Dean's
parents over Sunday.
Miss Esther Larson was a passen
ger to Union this morning where she
will teach school the coming Bchool
term in District No. 12, two miles
east of Union.
George Delong and wife and two
sons, Tom and Gilbert, went to Have-
lock this morning to take In the open
ing of the shops and to spend Sunday
Miss Gertrude Morgan returned
from South Omaha last evening
where she had been the guest ot her
aunt, Mrs. Charles Eads and family
for a few days.
Mrs. E. M. Godwin and daughter,
Miss Molly, accompanied by Master
Frank Godwin, returned from Omaha
last evening where they had visited
friends for two days.
Miss Mattle Larson was a passen
ger for Nehawka this morning where
she will teach school In the district
a mile northwest of that point the
Adam Frledrlch who has been vis
Itlng his brother at McClaln, Neb.,
for two weeks, arrived today to visit
his brother, M. L. Frledrlch and sis
ter, Mrs. Jacob Trltsch, for a few
days before returning to his home at
Senator S.. L. Thomas and wife and
son, L. S. Thomas, all of Long eBach,
Cal., arrived last evening and will
visit Cass county relatives for a cou
pie of weeks. The senator Is one w ho
"can come back" to the old home
whenever he feels like It.
The annual Sunday school conven
Hon of Cass county will occur at
Greenwood In this county on the 2Sth
and 29th of this month. Tho princi
pal speaker of the occasion will be
Mr. H. M. Humll, a speaker with na
tional reputation. No Sunday school
worker can afford to miss hearing
Mr. Kennet Hobbs who was mar
ried Thursday of this week to Miss
Susan Skinner of Lincoln, arrived
with his bride last evening and are
guests of Charles Martin, Chris Mock-
enhaupt and otheq friends. Mrs.
Hobba Is the daughter ot Lin Skinner,
formerly In the abstract business In
Vlss Kittle Hess went to Omah.
to spend the afternoon with friends.
John Jlrousek and wife departed
for Sidney to visit his sister for thre
Julius Hall went to Springfield:
this afternoon to visit relatives over
Mrs. L. E. Vronian was a passeo
ger to the metropolis on the after
noon traiu today.
A. P. Finkle of Louisville waa a
Plattsmouth visitor today where ht
had business to look after
Miss Julia Kerr who has visited
friends at Wabash for the past week
returned home last evening.
Miss Ada Searl departed for Alvp
this afternoon where she will begin.
her school next Monday morulng.
Mrs. Kate Oliver was a passenger
for Omaha on the morning train to-
N. K. Peoples was an Omaha pas
senger this morning where he went
P. H. Melslnger and wife went
to Omaha this morning to look after
Mrs. J. E. McDanlel and sod,
Floyd, spent the day In Omaha call
ing on friends.
Mrs. T. E. Tarmele and Mrs. T. H.
Pollock were passengers to Omaha
on the morning train today.
Mrs. Julius Nellson and daughter,
Charlotte, were passengers to Omaha,
on the morning train today.
S. M. Gochenour went to Missouri
Valley on the afternoon train today
where he will visit friends over Sun
day. Joe Harvey was a passenger to the
metropolis on the afternoon train
today where he was called on busi
ness. Joe Absolem and son, Frank, de
parted this morning for Ord, Net.
where they will visit Mr. Absoleta't
sister for a few days.
A notice was posted In the shop
yesterday that until further notice,
George Lushlnsky would be acting
foreman of the paint shop.
Mrs. Will Seybort returned to her
home at Culloni on the morning
train today after a few days visit
with her brother, George Sayles and
George Melslnger and his grand
daughter, Miss Vetter, of Pekln, 111.,
arrived this morning, and will visit
relatives In and near Plattsmouth for
Miss Agathat Jones went to Mur
dock this afternoon where she will
begin her fall term of school next
Frank Dvorak and J. F. Svoboda
departed for Sidney, Neb., this after
noon where they will visit friends for
A. Fornoff, Sr., and. A. Fornoff,
Jr., of near Cullom were Plattsmouth
visitors today doing tlielr week end
George Mattlson, a Republican war
horse from 3outh Bend was In the
city today telling stories to his many
Mr, John Kries who has been the
guest of his daughter, Mrs. AsemU
sen, for a short time, departed for
his home this afternoon.
William Puis and John Kraeger,
two substantial farmers from Eight
Mile Grove precinct were looking af
ter business matters In the city today-
Rev. J. H. Steger and family went
to Council Bluffs this afternoon
where he was called to preach a spec
ial sermon for the German church.
Leonard Born and his daughter,
Mrs. Stoehr, went to St. Joseph's
hospital this morning to visit for a
time with Mr. Stoehr who Is still un
able to leave his bed.
Joe Peters left this morning for
Omaha and Havelock to spend tho,
day, after which he will Join hlu
wife at Nebraska City and spen
Sunday with friends there.
The ICcNistant Power.
We all have a certain power which
enables us to resist diseases; without
this resistant power we would bt
easy prey for Infectious diseases
Millions of minute germs are con
stantly fighting for supremacy In thi?
human body. As long as the resistant
power Is normal, the body Is health),
but with the decline of It comes tlu.
victory of the disease formluj
germs. The first sign ot a decline
of the resistant power Is loss of ap
petite, followed by loss of bodiiy
strength. Take at once Trlner's
American Elixir of Bitter Wine whkli
will quickly restore your appetite,
give you new vigor, remove all was
matter and help to build new bloo-.
It Bhould also bo used by anon;!,
ladles nnd debilitated people. ) i
diseases of tho stomach and the In
testines It lias no superior. At dr. a
stores. Jos. Trlner, 133-1339
Ashland ave., Chicago, 111.
Have you ever used the celeDrati
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you buy the next sack. At all leui-
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