The Standard Examiner
March 1, 1901
CALL BOY INJURED
ROBERT GAULT LOSES A FINGER ON RIGHT HAND
Robert Gault, who for some time past has been a callboy at the Union Pacific yard office, came very near suffering a serious injury in the yard today through a piece of carelessness and meddling.
A freight train was being made up in the yard and he, regardless of the fact that he had no right to do so, went between two cars to manipulate an automatic coupler. He was unable to pull the pin out and got up on the buffers to make another trial. Just as he took hold of the chain the slack of the train was taken up and the chain straightened out clipping off the end of the middle finger of the right hand. He was immediately taken up town where his finger was dressed. He ran a narrow escape from losing his hand.
BURGLARS AT WORK
THEY ENTER THE ELECTRIC PLANING MILL LAST NIGHT
About $50 Worth of Carpenter's tools are taken
and later recovered at Stein's Second-Hand Store on 25th Street.
The electric planing mill on the corner of 24th and Wall was entered between the hours of six and eight last evening and about $50 worth of carpenter's tools, belonging to Mr. Avey were stolen. The thieves gained an entrance by forcing off a board over the chute from which the shavings are ejected and they carried off an iron mitre box, a hand saw, braces and bits, and some chisels and screw drivers, besides a number of valuable planes.
The burglary was not reported to the station until this morning and soon afterwards
Officer Drown located the stolen articles at Stein's Second-Hand Store, near the corner of Lincoln and 25th street, where they had been pawned by the thieves. Mr. Avey was notified and, going to the store, identified the tools as belonging to him.
Mr. Stein said the man who sold him the articles was about 30 years of age, had a smoothly shaven face and wore a brown darby hat and coat. The same fellow had been in the store twice yesterday, having pawned a watch for $3 and later came and redeemed it.
Detective Pender and Officer Brown are working upon the clues thus furnished and expect to catch the culprit unless he has left town.