BANDIT SHOT; OTHER TO PEN
TWO BANDITS FROM FARGO AT TOWER CITY GET SWIFT JUSTICE
POSSES FROM SMALL TOWNS ROUND UP THE TWO IN A PLOWED FIELD
Charles Mauer is near death in a hospital in Fargo today with a bullet in his abdomen, and Roland Ganz, his pal, is under 20 years' sentence for first degree robbery to which he pleaded guilty before Judge Cole late last night.
The two were captured yesterday afternoon when the two posses pursued them after they had robbed William Alinder, Buffalo farmer, thrown him from his car and sped away. Alinder had been hired to drive them from Casselton to Buffalo. He was picked up by a traveling man, notified officials of both Tower City and Buffalo and gave chase. When a tire blew out, posses were able to close in on the two men. Mauer drew a gun but was shot before he could fire. The two men are about 26 years of age.
Mauer came here about three months ago from Chicago where he had been a clerk in the Dearborn Hotel. He sent for Ganz two weeks ago. They had been pals at their old home in Joliet, Ill. Ganz when in Fargo was a piano player with a local orchestra.
Moorhead Daily News, 2-8-1924