News: Dorchester (Depot Robbery - 9 Jan 1883)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Brumel, Partridge, Tempest

----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 02/09/2013

Originally printed in the Colby Phonograph, Wednesday, January 9, 1883

Last Saturday evening, between the hours of six and seven, the depot at Dorchester was entered, the money drawer pried from its fastenings and the contents, about $480, taken.

Two men had been seen lurking about there all day. Upon the discovery of the robbery, inquiries were made for them but they were non ens.

The agent immediately telegraphed a description of the men to all stations up and down the line requesting agents to look out for them.

About nine o’clock the same evening the two men put in an appearance in Curtiss. They asked for and got a room at Sorensen’s.

The next morning when the Curtiss agent went into his office he received the news of the robbery and a description of the two men wanted, which tallied exactly with the two men who had stopped there over night.

The agent immediately notified an officer who attempted to arrest them but the men broke and ran, going west on the track. Pursuit was made and the parties caught about one mile down the track, taken to Abbotsford where papers were made out by Justice Partridge and the time for their examination set for Tuesday (yesterday) afternoon, the parties given their names as P. H. Tempest and Samuel Brumel.

After the capture some $15 were found along the track, supposed to have been thrown there by these men, and it is supposed that balance of the money, with the exception of about $50 found on their persons, it strewn along the track west of Curtiss where they ran.





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