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Page 4 The Leader The Week of February 2, 2015 S newsp in 1900 In 1900 there was apitchedbattle A miner who reached El Paso, at Hubbell, Neb., between the crew Texas from the state of Sinaloa, of Burlington freight train No. 63 Mexico, told in detail the story of a and six tramps. The tramps at- punishment that had been recently tempted to get aboard the train, inflicted on James Wilson, a ren- When a brakeman forceffthem off egade American prospector. Wil- he was hit in the back of~e head by son frequently visited the Indian a brick and rendered unconscious villages and finally won the affec- for some time. The rest of the crew tions of a beautiful young woman. then joined in the fight and two of Instead of marrying her according the tramps were beaten into uncon- to the rites of her tribe, he is said to sciousness, while the conductor, Ed have decoyed her to his camp in the Davidson, rushed into the caboose mountains and kepther there against and secured a revolver, which he her will. She finally escaped to tell emptiedatthem.Hewasapoorshotthe story and Wilson fled. he was and did not hit any of them.overtaken and carried back. As pun- Strength through Innovation wall. Contact us now to learn more. 02014 Morton ~ Ir~. A kKmcj.of GC I~es ava~atY, e ,R mormrd~uddmgs,com/kcePse~ Patente~ ~ home : -: ::.:team in the role of: ishment for the crime it was ordered The crime for which Blauvele he be put to death by a method was tried was the shooting of Frank common with the Mayos. The pros- Brutthaupt in July, 1894. The latter pector was stripped of his clothing was horribly disfigured, losing one and bound across an ant hill infested eye from the effects of a charge by large red ants. After many hours from a shotgun. The young men of horrible suffering as the insects were said to be rivals for the affec- slowly gnawed away his flesh, Wil- tions of a popular young lady. The son expired. Wilson was thought to evidence against Blauvele was have been a fugetive from Okla- merely circumstantial and the ver- homa justice, dict was largely influenced by the excitement of the people and the Baseball was a popular sport in manifestunfaimessofthetrialjudge. 1900. Baseball promoters at Nelson Although $600 was offered for imported a batter at a cost of $100 his apprehension, the officers did withtheexpectationtheNelsonteam not succeed in his capture. Follow- would annihilate Blue Hill on the ing his surrender he said he had 4th of July. But Blue Hill declined been in Nebraska a large portion of the opportunity to be pounded into the time and frequently at his home the earth. Nelson telephoned to Bert at Edison. In court he protested his Fell on the morning of the 4th and innocence and said he was tired of told him to pick up a team and come being a fugitive and wished to serve up. At 8:40 Mr. Felt, bound for his sentence and be a free man in Nelson, boardedtheBurlingtontrain order that he might care for his with a picked up team. Until the mother in her declining years. The game opened, Nelsonites were la- Blauvele family was respected in menting that their crack ball game his home county. Blauvele's return was fizzled out Soon they changed and his demeanor in court have done their minds for with their imported much to change public sentiment in battery and all, Nelson beat Blue his behalf. Hill to the tune of 24 to 13. The sheriff and marshal at Elm observed, "It would be a fine thing for the town if they had some kind of an ordinance that would call the 'goats' in at that time too." Under the new currency law, anybody in 1900 with $3,000 capi- tal was allowed to start a national bank. It was suggested borrow an additional $25,000 for 10 days. Buy 2 per cent government bonds with the face value of $25,000, which will cost $26,750. Deposit the bonds with Uncle Sam and get $25,000 in currency in return. With this pay off your debt. Now with a bank charter and $1,250 to buy office furniture the new business was on its way. The people will then begin to place their money in the bank for safe keeping. Pay them 2 per cent inter- est on their deposits, while loaning their cash at 5 or 10 per cent interest. What a snap! At Fairbury Mrs. Nora Browner shot at her husband, George Browner, five times with a 38 cali- bre revolver. The trouble occurred in a tenement house in the southeast part of town, where the woman with W. H. Blauvele, who was con-Creek tried to capture a whisky and her two little daughters had been victed in district court 1895 es- poker ring but made a mistake, one living. Some weeks since there was caped before sentence was passed, man showed the marshal the sole of some trouble between the husband ,: caused a sensation at Beaver City in hisshoe. He got away while bullets and wife, and they separated. *'~ 1900 when surrendered to the offic- were flying thick and fast.Browner went to the house where ers as district court ~vas going- in " the woman was living and demanded c session with Judge Grimes of North Iia 1900 Mankato had~ a curfew admittance, and upon being refused Platte presiding. Blaux;ele was sen- ordinance which requires the"kids" he broke the glass in the door, in- tenced to 18 months in the peniten- tobeinthefoktby 8:30eachevening. serted.his hand and wag-'about to ":" tiary and the sheriff left straight- A neighboring editor whoobjected :: away with him for Lincoln. to youngsters being called "kids" Scholarship Opportunities Selection based on: " " Scholastic Ability Good Citizenship in School Good Citizenship in Community Preference will be given to students who x~fill be pursuing newspaper journalism education at Nebraska colleges. Applications must be post-marked by February 20, 2015 For more information and application form, go to: or call 402-476-2851/800-369-2850 Clay County Tree Service Tree Tri?ming/Tree Removal Free Estimates . " Affordable Pricing Reliable Service JobSite Clean-up Insured Cell: Brandon Scheidemann 402.984.7346 Home: 4o2.773.OlO2 See us for all your grain and forage harvestingneeds! Kraig Niemoth 402-680-3412 kra ig. n iemo th@nebharv, com i " t ;!{: _turn the key in the lock when the woman opened fire from within. .None of the shots took effect, al- though they went uncomfortably close to the intruder. a: The Hardy Herald editor noted eight newspapers were being pub- lished in Nuckolls County in the spring of 1900. He thought they were all splendid and gave a true index of the town from which they emanate. He termed the papers a running book for Nuckolls County and should be circulated widely. Superior residents were tired of waiting on the sheriff atNelson to enforce the law in their town. So | John Jones was made a special night -4 policeman by private subscription. It was hoped he would keep a better eye out for crooks and disturbers of the peace. From a 1900 newspaper's help wanted section: "Wanted: a boy 12 to 15 years old to feed presses and take care of machinery and do gen- eral office work at the newspaper office." 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