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iBejBBjesssisjjjjiiijjai ! J"!M J I.. "Ji l BURGIAR AT DIXON CAUGHT BY ITARSDAL iaoase Make Attempt at Bhrff. inf, bat Is Fore to OIt , 1 1 , - u - - ,yP Oy Wpg; fOUTH AO MTTS ROBBING : PosTornci and stores stales Nearns la Lodged in Greene County Jail to Aweit : Federal Grand Jury . Confronted by a burglar f ho at tin folat of a fierce - leoKlna; revolver Am - saaaded that h b6id up hU bands. City Marshal ChrU Lelsmsn ol Dlxoa 4 ta plarl audi nerre and fearlessDes lhat be not only mad th burclar tola fH - launer. but worn hia gratitude for not IIIIM him. Thta la ll atarv it - UInd to Poatal 1, Inspector W. A. Ke uf Sprint - held, wh returned from Dixon veatvrdax i aflcr .bavins; secured a confeseloa from 1 James H. Neeras that ha had enured j - tad tabbed the pwoAcr utltlerU t ellraas to series of myatarloua f .robberies near Rolls and Newbura. in hnlpa tounty. sj "spieinina; now ne waa rapt urea vj me pnany on cm officer. Yearns SlaW.1 that Ma Jimmy" fell off the alndow casing, making a loud noise, attracted Urlsman. When Lls - Inaa appired, Nearna waa waiting for lilm armed with revolver which he had secured by breaking Into the hardware etore. k PJffaTTla"! explained to the poatal Inspector? "but I thought I could bluff him into hold Ing up hla hand. Then I would have taken hla weapon and bad a real gun 10 Handle him wllli. Nearna at tint denied having been! implicated In various recent crimes In that vicinity but during the question - Ing: Anally admitted connection with half a dosen burglaries, aaveral of them robberies of postorftccs and rural mall boxes. Ha secured fll.M In lamps and 43 pennies from the Ixjst - utiles at Dixon. The atampa and pen n Ire were all received by tha of Seers. THOUGHT HB WAS BLUFFING. "I thought ha waa bluffing." tha Dixon manual Mid after ha baa placed Nearna in Jail. "It's funny to me now that I didn't ahoot him on the spot. Someway or other I felt that he waa bluffing after I found out tha t he waa nbt Jokliig. LJieardtlie liolae Whind the store and went around to Inveatlgatc. Whn the prte - t'ner commanded me to hold up my panda I thought ho waa some of tHe boys who recognised me but when he adored the gun at me t knew It waan't a Joke. Rut t felt that If any ahootlng wut to be done I could take n.. hand In It and Nearn'a command lucked assurance of a mun well armed and determined." :.Wten. Uie officer, completed Mte In' ' vpatlgallon of the caae Nearna had Sdr , nil tied robbing the poetofflcc, a Dixon jiardware atore, a number of rural route mall boxea near Holla. Freeman Hruthrre atore and two saloon at Newburg. a depot of the Hurllngton railway, at Orand Inland, Neb., and fn im the pontottkf at Hayden, Mo., far which he waa sentenced by Judge John H. Phillips to aervc 18 months in tha reform school on Uoonvllle. He tatad yesterday that he eacaped be fore oompletlng hla aentence. : Nearns waa lodged' in the Oroene County Jail last night, after having failed to furnish bond of 12.000 fl - d byt Commlealmrer - flexnr " - illin i . imm n.auw on uie federal charges. The prisoner Is a ; young man, near Dixon, reside. 14 years old, and lived where hla relatives stili

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  1. The Springfield News-Leader,
  2. 09 Feb 1912, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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