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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1904)
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porience in cases that disappearance of
the pouch stumped me unless Bobs had
a burned it. Pd a certainly sus
picioncd Dad, but someone told me he
was in the cooler that night, which o'
course threw me off the track. Had
a great deal Of confidence in Bobs, but
you see. my professional trainin'
wouldn't allow me to take cognizance
of any such personal contingency. It
was the facts and the evidence I was
A full mlnuto elapsed after this
burst of legal phraseology before any
one ventured to ask a question. The
fat butcher timidly began:
"What tlmo'll Dad get?"
The Justice stood up to properly an
swer this question, and proceeded very
"Well, it's a peculiar case, and it'll
depend a great deal on' the Judge. Hl3
confession and his age the lawMI al
low for, of course. First offense, too,
is an extenuating circumstance, and
they may allow he was drunk. Rob
bin' the mail's bad, of course. May
get five years; may get twenty. If he
don't show up the money, too, it may
be worse for him. A peculiar case, in
deed, .peculiar. Beats all I ever seed."
How nearly the Justice gauged the
sentence, whether his reputation for
legal learning would bo strengthened
or not will never be known, for a
cruel Providence Intervened. The trial
never came off. For Uncle Sam had
more than one set of detectives work
ing to protect his interests. Two had
appeared at the trial and sat in the
audience silent, but watchful. They
took the train for Chicago the next
morning, but not twelve hours after
there appeared in town a drummer
selling a new form of soap, and a
gambler who made himself agreeable
by treating everybody in the saloon
and losing consistently to Gambler
Pete. They became boon companions,
drank together until they were obliged
to lie down together in the bullpen of
Dug's saloon. The trio led this merry
life for three days. On the afternoon
of the third day they made frequent
trips from Dug's saloon to Pete's
shanty in the alley, carrying several
jugs and loudly singing coarse songs.
Their last trip to Pete's was so boister
ous that the justice in his little office
remarked as they passed:
"Wonder the sheriff or Constable
Ike ain't upholdln' the law. Queer
.pass It's come to when a civilized town
has a robbin' one week and such dis
graceful scenes the next. Somothin'
ought to be done. Beats all I ever
But this time there was no noise in
Pete's shanty. The trio soon emerged
and Gambler Pete was in the middle
hand-cuffed. The soap drummer and
the gambler each wore a bright little
star. The soap drummer carried a
packago of letters in his hand.
The next day Dad was a free man.
But the experience had been too much
for him. That very night he appeared
on the street in front of the postofflce
on ono of his old-timo tears.
The crowd jibed him to start him
talking. With hands In his pockets
and the little black stiff hat on the
back of his head, he faced the crowd,
his goatlike whiskers bobbing and ono
littlo red eye winking involuntarily.
"Say, Dad, how'd yer get In jail?"
Dad turned on him:
"To save a man from a place that's
fit only fer blackguards like you.
Como again, you cigarette stump," and
then Dad grew funny.
"When Bobs and I hangs together
it takes more'n the law to get us
Found the mail bag Inside my door
that morning early and I says you bet
they don't get Bobs, so it went under
the ash pile. But them there lawyers
purty near had Bobs fixed, and I
nearly thought Bobs had taken It my
self. Wasn't In my right mind, though,
f guess. So I sez, 'Dad, you old whisk
barrel, Bobs can't go to jail. That
wife and them youngunB '11 Btarve,
and,' says I, 'If them lawyers gets
ahead of mo they're "ho. coldaupapp
and I says, "Yer honor, I'm the man
that's got Iho button. The nlgger'B
in my ash pile. But the peelers from
Chicago got the 'papers' in old' Pete's
cellar and now1 Bobs and "
But Dad stopped short as the big
"Como on, Dad, I want to talk to
Dad turned on him fiercely:
"Go way! Lemme 'lone! Tin all
Bobs put his arm around him and
half led, half carried the old man
away. When some distance from the
crowd, Bobs Bald:
"Say, Dad, what'd you tell such an
Infernal Ho for?"
"Lemme 'lone! Funny you won't
lemmo have some fun, you big ox. I
ain't bothorln' nobody."
"I know, Dad. but those kids are
bothertn you, and it's cold anyway;
but what'd you tell such an infernal lie
"O mehercule! mehercule," growled
Dad. "Won't nobody let mo alone?
Nobody lemme 'lone?"
Thus the two went to the paint shop
and Bobs then gathered the old man
In his arms and carried him up the
creaky old driveway and the doors
closed behind them.
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