Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
a WAS HE "PLUCKED?" A. REIFSNYDER TELEGRAPHS FROM COLORADO TO HAVE THE SECOND NATIONAL HANK STOP THE PAYMENT OF A HUNDRED DOLLAR DRAFT. John B. Taylor, cashier of the Second National Bank, received a dispatch from Blackwell, Col., on Wednesday afternoon. It was signed by A. Heif- snyder, one of the directors, and requested requested that payment be stopped on a draft for $100 that he took with him on his departure for California last Monday, Monday, when he left with llev. J. Wardle. At Kansas City tho gentlemen were joined by Andrew Brubuker and wife, and the last heard from them was a letter received from Mr. Brubaker, written in the depot of Omaha. This was mailed Tuesday noon. No particulars were received in regard regard to the disappearance of Mr. Reifsnyder's Reifsnyder's draft, and the supposition is that a member of the army of pickpockets pickpockets now following the multitude to California must have relieved the old gentleman of his pile, or some cunning rascal must have played him for a •bilk." Mr. Reifsnyder had in his possession enough money to see him through, but lie purchased a draft for $100 from the Second National just before he-left, to use iu case of emergency. He is a gentleman about 70 years"of age, and is very wealthy. His friends are very anxious to learn of the facts, and they sincerely hope he has not been the victim victim of a confidence operator. He is director of the Second National bank, is shrewd and careful, and not the kind of a man to be roped In by the sweet tongued scamps who reap a harvest on the trains. DWith the army of pleasure seekers going to California there is another party that is heading for the land of sunshine. It is composed of some of she slickest thieves, pickpockets and bunko men in the land, and already reports of an extensive business in their line are being made. The unsophisticated unsophisticated traveller should be on his guard; they may be ever so smart—or think they are—and they are liable to be caught. It is not safe to carry too many valuables, and bear in mind the fact that it is no wise policy to become too intimate with strangers ou trains. They are apt to know too much about you and your business—more than you know yourself.