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Tliit powder never varies. A marvel of ,iu -Ity,
Kirenn' li anil wliolesotiOMiCss, More eco
nomical than tlie ordinary kiiuls.itmt -;tnliot be
olilin coiiipc!il ion with the intiltil iltlu of low
tent, short weinht alma or j)li'isili;it- powders.
Sold o ily In c U.S. KoVAL. iiAKIvU l'OWUKll
Co..lotiVall ist. New York. :tl8
Deimty treasurer, -
Clerk. - -
Hecorder of li;eds
Clerk of District Co art,
Bupt. of tul. ScIiooIk.
County J u.ttre.
D. A. Campiiki.l
lIKD i ' HIT' II FI KLU
Ex a Chi ichki ki.d
W. II. Fool
" Join m Lkyda
W. ( SllOWALTKK
J. C. ElKKNHAH
A.. M adulk
M A Y N A II I S i-I N K
A. B. Todi.
Louis Koltx, Ch'm.,
A. B. Dl'KSON,
CI ASS J.ODUK No. Hfi, I O. O. F. -Meets
-'every Tuenday eveiiins of each week. All
transient brothers are. respectfully Invited to
11LATTMOUTH ENCAMPMENT No 3. I. O
- .O F.. meeiB every alternate rnuay
. - . : ii.ii t iuit
each month in the Masonic Hull
llrotheis are Invited to attend.
millO LOIH5E NO. 81.
A. O. V. W. Meets
every ulrernat Friday evening at K. of 1.
hall. Trausient brotlieri are respeeiniuy in
vited to attend. F..I. Morgan, Master Workman ;
it. 8. Harstow, Foreman ; Frank Brown. Over
seer ; I. Kowen, Guide; George Hoiiaworth.
Kecorder; H. J. Johnson. Financier; Vah.
Smith, Receiver ; M. Maybrifcht. Fast M. W. ;
Jack Daugheity, Inside Guard.
ilASS CAMP NO. 332. MODERN WOODMEN
V of America Meets second and fourth Mon -d
ay evenini? at K. of 1 hall. All transient
brother are requested to meet, with w. K. A.
Nwco ner. Venerable Consul j G. K, ue.
Worthy dviser ; D. B. Smith, Ex-Banker ; W.
C. Willetts, Clerk.
1JL.YTTSMOU TH LODGE NO. 8, A. O. V. W
Meets every alternate Friday evening at
Rock wood hall at 8 o'cIock. All transient broth
ers are respectfully Invited io attend. L. a.
Larson, M. W. ; F. lloyd. Foreman: S. C.
Wilde. Recorder ; Leonard Anderson. Overseer.
McCONIHIE POSJ 45 G. A. R.
J. W. Johxson Co:nniauder.
C. S. Twis.s Senior ice
F. a.Batks Junior " . .
Gko. Nilks Adji,AaJ'
II35NUV STKKIUHT iV,""'
Malon Dtxo.v oillcerof the uay.
Charles Foitn " l:uiiri1
Anderson Fkv Sergt Major.
jAooiMiOBB'.KMAX.. .. Quarter Mast er Sergt.
L. C. Cuktis Tost Chaplain
Meeting Saturday eveuiuji
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
tax iatiir v s. Attornev at Law. Office
J over Peter Merire's store. north side of
M tin bntweo th aud 6th street.
Ma! HA wTRJAN. Lawyer, KitzjreraUl s
Bloc"--. Fl utsinoiilh, Nebraska. Prompt
and earerul attention to a general law practice
rrs,-nal attention to all BuineB Entiu-t-to
XOTARY IX OKP1CE.
Titles Examined. Alwtaicts Compiled, In
surance Written. Real L.-tat-
Better Facilities for making Farm Loans than
JLay Oeiicc Agency.
IMattsma-.it 5t, - Xebraska.
B. B. Wivpham, Joh.v A. Da vies.
Notary FaKie. Notary Public.
1V1 HUAM & O.VVI F.!,
Attorneys - at - Law.
OEce over Bank of Cass County.
Plattsmouto, - - Nebraska,
A Nw Bank Organlz:
tfojik, Neb. April 11. Artie!
corporation for Jlcad'i state ha.:.
filed with the countj clerk "
with an authorized capital
20 per cent of which is
The incorporators are
Mead, D. T. Moore, S. 1
Grifffcu, J. V. Oardner,Lltvi.
and L. L. Mcllvain. A two-stor;,,
will be erected bj the company ut i
corner of Grant avenue and Sixth' street
a saon as brick can be procurnd. .
A Desperate Encounter in Which
Three. Men Arc Killed.
Oklahoma, I. T., April H- A courier
from Shawneetown brings word of a des
ecrate fight between oflicers and desper
adoes. Three colored horse thieves were
being pursued ly a deputy United States
marshal and three Indian police. "When
the negroes were hard pressed they halted
and a pitched battle with Winchesters en
sued. Two of the negroes and two of
the Indian police were killed, and the
marshal was badly wounded.
Tailors on a Striko
Montgomery, Ala., April 10. Th
tailors' union of this city went on a strike
today. They all quit work this morning
and tonight the strike was officially eleclar-
d by Secretary Ryan, of the union. The
trouble originated in the fact that Alex
ander Rice anel Lilienthal & Gassenhei-
mcr, merchant tailors, have several non
union men in their employ. The unon
men demanded the discharge of the non
union tailors. The firms refused to ac
cede to their demands and the union or-
elered a strike against them. The union
men have quit work and some of them
have left the city tonight to seek work
elsewhere. The merchant tailors say they
will not elischargc their non-union men,
who have served them long and faithful
THE OLD RELIABLE.
H. A. -WATERMAN k
Wholesale nd Retail Dealer to
Shingles, Lath, Sash,
Can supply every demand of the trade
Call and get terms. Fourth street
In Rear of Opera House.
An Apache Prisoner Decamps.
Mobile, Ala., April 11. Since the
Apache prisoners have been located on
the Government reservation at Mount
Vernon Barracks they have been allowed
a great eleal of freedom. The limits
have been pointed out to them, inside of
which they camp out as best suits their
inclination. They rarely stay in one place
longer than a week. An officer superin
tends the encampment, and inspects it
elaily, but there is no guard except at the
barricks'gate, placed ,kthcre to prevent
their entrance. The whole world is open
to them in all other directions, and they
are frequently at the railroael station, a
maile and a half away. It was consid
ered that this restraint would be suffic
ient. It is now learned, however, that
day before yesterday Louie, one of the
Indians, left at night for the far JWtst,
taking an Indian maiden with him. A
mounted troop is in pursuit, but so far
the redskin has eluded them.
The Morocco Trouble
Washixgtox, April 10. Commander
McCalla, of the United States steamer
Enterprise, has made a long report of the
secretary of the navy on the difficulty
with Morocco. After stating the general
situation as already publisheel, the com
mander says, while he has no desire to
pass upon the questisn of the equity of
the protection system involved in the
elispute, he is of the opinion that the
rights of the United States are very clear
under the treaties, and that they shoulel
be upheld so long as the provisions of
the treaties are not mo.liSeel. While the
Moorish officials should not be held to
the strictest accountability for violation
of conventional rules adopted by more
highlv civilized nations, it is well to uu
durstand that the oriental character is
quick to take advantage of the meaning
of such rules and to accept as right a
point which might occasionally be yield
ed. Consul Lewis has, McCalla says, in
the interest of concilliation and from the
highest motives, yielded at times when
he was clearly supported by existing
treaties and miirht with propriety have
insisted upon the rights they accorded.
These same rights, it would appear, very
often have not been questioned when the
proteges of any other nation have been
under ronsideration. "In short." the
commander says, "the rights of the Unit
ed States have been denied U3, sli-Wthe
same rights under the same corHmIons
hare been freely accorded to other pow
ers represented." He says the United
States government is at a disatlvantage
on account of the fact that, while all
other nowers. parties to tb convention
of 1880 are represented by ministers rest
tlent, congress only provides for a consu
for the United States. The commander
thinks if the position could be raised to
a diplomatic one we should go far to
wards preventing questions which fre
quently arise now.
car ti j. i.,- tu.-....i:l . ...t 0:50
this morning.. The deed was done "by an
"American bulldbg" st-lf-actiug revolver,
38 calibre. ' The) wounel was below the
nipple ef the left breast. The clothing
around the wound was burnt and torn,
in a manner to indicate that the revolver
must have been held elosa to the body at
the time of shooting.
The corpse was discovered in a lower
room, facing wifct, in the center of the
ni"W building going up for Mr. Uallou,
in the west part of town, lying on some
shavings, by the workmen employed on
the building, about seven o'clock this
The workmen thought it was a tramp
asleep, and informed Mr. Chas. Harris,
the contractor, who thereupon gave the
supposed tramp two or ihree kicks to
arouse him, but finding that of no avail
turned the man over, when he identified
Mr. Stowe, a corpse, shot through the
heart. The smoking revolver lay a short
distance from the prostrate body.
Mr. Harris immeeliately came to town
and notifieel the coroner, who with a jury
straightway returned totheBallou build-
ng. After a careful examination of wit
nesses the jury and coroner went to the
home of the heart-broken widow anel
four children, now left elesolate. Mrs.
Stowe said that she diel not know that he
had left the house this morning until her
little b"y came running to her anil said :
Mamma, I can't find papa anywhere !"
The next thing she heard, was, that her
husband was eleael.
After the body had been turneel over
on its back, it appeareel like a person in
a calm, trancpiil train of thought. The
eyes and mouth were partly open, the
features pale, with a dreamy expression.
The right foot was crossed over
the left, the right hanel partly open lay-
ng near the right side, the left hand lay
ng in an easy position, clencheel on the
breast near the wound. There was harel-
y any indications of death, only a dark,
torn, burnt spot, about two inches in di
ameter on the left breast. The blood
from the wounel flowed inwarelly.
"a sea of troubles."
So far as we have been able to glean
nformation coucerning the cause of death,
it is stateel that Mr. Chas. Stowe came to
this city about last July and invested in
the property on which he resideel, buying
the same of Ballou Bros, through the
agency of Chas. Harris. The property had
to be paid for in monthly payments
hard-earned money, off a farm in Iowa
down first, in part payment.
Stowe could not keep up with the legal
requirements of the contract, through un
forseen circumstances, and the contract
was annulled last fall. Since then Stowe
has paid for the rent, monthly.
Everytime poor Stowe turned in any
direction to better his prospects, the
hand of fate gave him a slap in the face
and knocked him back in the lap of ad
At six o'clock thi3 morning Mr. L. C.
Mercer met Stowe on the road near the
jratc of the Catholic cemetery, going in
the direction of the Ballou property.
Mercer asked, "Where arc you going so
early in the morning ?" He replied, "to
Taylor's, and I'll be back by 9 o'clock."
It is supposed he then went direct and
committed the rash act.
A few months ago Mr. Stowe accepted
the position of- agent for the Jewell
Nursery firm, of Lake City, Minnesota.
He canvasseel this city for orders and all
through the county. When ho . took a
$1 order he would add a "0" and make
it read $10, and so on with other figures.
In addition to this he would send in or
ders on fictitious names, for different
sums. From Plattsaiouth alone he sent
in forty-ona orders, containing names of
persons who never had any existence in
this city. Then the company woulel for
ward percentage or commission of 15 per
cent on the same. The company esti
mates their loss at $500.
Mr. L. W. Holmes, who represents the
company, was in the city yesterday inves
tigating the matter, and in the evening
was on a street car going out to Mercer
yille to question a Mrs. Pitt regarding
an order she gave atowe for !f 10 worth
of nursery stock, and which Stowe had
altered to read $20. Mr. Holmes ex
plained matters to Mr. Pitt, and also
told L. C. Mercer, who was on the car,
that he would like to hire Mr. Stowe to
work for him, giving an assumed name
The object was to set to see Stowe.
. ..ere was a Lju ....
i to see him. .It is suppe.
'ng he was about to be arrsted, l.e
. veil to undertake tho courso we are
. ievett to record.
If he had not taken that ruTi fcti-p all
might have been righted as regards his
defalcation?, as the firm had no idea 'of
arresting him if ho could have squared
his accounts. All they wanted, was to be
saved the loss of shipping goods to per
sons who never existed.
The jury brought in a verelict that
"Mr. Chas. L. Stove came to his deatli
by a bullet wound inflicted by his own-
The following letter rx; I..:::
Lake Citt, Mikn,
April 0, 1888.
L. W Holmls, Esq., Council Bluffs,
Iowa. Dear Sir: We want you to go
to Plattsinouth, rcb., and hunt up some
orders taken bv J. C. Stowe. He has re
ported $1,800.00 sales anel we have rea
son to think that lie has forged nianv of
them and that others are lictictiou, in
fact they are "set up." Please wire us
on receipt of this if you cannot go. We
waut you to quietly investigate tho mat
ter, aud as you aie an old tree man, you
will catch uu quickly. Ave will senel the
orders to the Cass Countv Bank at Platts-
mouth, by express, with the request that'
they wait a day for your coming. We
want to know if the orders are straight,
and you know how to get at this. Mr.
Stowe lives in Plaltsmouth, and we want
the investigation made very quietly, so
that he may not be alarmed aud fly.
Stowe wireel us a few days ago that he
would start for Lake City Friday, so he
may be oa the way. Ihis you will be
able to find out. You can ascertain it
the partit s named in the orders liye at
Plattsmouth. and then you can try to
canvass them for goods" so as to find if
they have bought. Tnke your plate book
with you. Then go to the postoffice, see
the postmaster, anel finel out if the par
ties whose address is given as Platts
mouth. get their mail there. When you
have learned anything crooked about an
order, make a statement in writing of
what you learn, and attach t it the or
der, with date and your signature. We
ask this so that we will have no trouble
if we have to go oyer the grounel again
to get evidence, and we will know where
to look for it. You can tap enough of
these names to test the genuineness of
the trders. We look for Stowe here be
tween now and Tuesday next. If he is
there and it is best to move on him you
will write us at once, anel in any event
we want you to wire us the result of your
investigation, and write us fully at the
same time. We think, perhaps, a couple
of elays there will cover the ground suffi
ciently well to establish the state of
things. We have aelvanceel Mr. Stowe
between $200 and $300. He is working
on commission and we ought to have
about $1,300 out of the sale. We will
consider it a favor if you can act in this
matter at once, as we do not care to be
gin to box his orders, until we are advis
ed of the manner in which thev are sold.
We will, of course, gladly defray your
expenses and pay you for your time.
Send us bill for the same and we will re
mit. Wire us at once on the receipt of
S. M. Emery, Seci etary.
Mr. Stowe has alwas borne the name
of a straightforward, honest man, but
troubles, over which he had no control,
overtook him. He had not one single
vice. He was a temperate, industrious
God-fearing man, an indulgent husband
and loving father. "Judge not, lest ye be
The Cass County Agricultural Society
will holel a meeting next Saturday, Apr.
14th, at 2 o'clock p. in., at the County
Judge's office in Plattsmouth. The new
fairgrounds have been purchased and
important business matters will come up
for consideration, among whicn will be
the advisability of at once moving and
holding this year's fair on the new
grounds. A full attenelance is desired.
F. G order, President,
n. C. Ritchis, Secretary.
The M. E, Quarterly meeting at Reck
Bluffs wil be held ou Saturday and Sun
day, April 21 and 22. Preaching at 2:30
p. m., Saturday the 21st, by Elder Miller,
after which will be held the Quarterly
Conference. . Sunday, 22nd, Love Feast
at 10 a. m., followed by preaching by
Elder Miller. All are cordially invited
to attend. By order of
Rev. Bbanstox, Pastor.
Rod Cloud's Street Railway.
Run Cloto. Neb.. Anril 10. Red
Cloud feels decidedly metropolitan over
Vm fa nt. tlvit linr first afreet railwav was
commenced today by laying track on
Forth avenne. wnn me street railway
and Missouri Pacific and uiirh license far
the ensuiBg year the prospects aro good
for a big lo"m. l ne track win ue com
vleted as fast as possible.
Just after our inventory, we reduce
prices to sell the goods rather than to
carry over. We are willing to sell our
entire Winter Goods at cost. Staples we
have a largo quantity and offer them
very low. Calicos 3 to 5 cents per yard,
making the best standard of them at 20
yards for $1.00. Gingham best dress
styles 10 cents per yard. Dress gtoda
all kinds at tho very lowest prices, from
5 cents per yard upward. Woolen hose
we offer at cost, extra fne. Ladies cafch
mcre hose, worth $1.00, now 75 cents,
fine heavy wool 40 centSj now 25; child
ren's fine ribbed worth 50, now 20. Un
der wear must go at low prices, as wo
will not keep them over.
Our Gents Silver Grey Merino Shirts
. ,1........ r., ,,.;c s r,0 now 35.
Our Gents Silver grey inariiio shirts
anel drawers, extra quality 75 now 50.
Our Scarlet all wool shirts and draw
era fine quality $1.00 now 75 cents.
Our scarlet all wool shirts and draw
ers, fine quality $1.25 now 1.00.
Our scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, tine quality $1.75 now 1,25.
O :r scarlet all-wool shirts and draw
ers, fine quality $2.00 now 1.40.
. Jjlicvs9 - BJiitlc'iMvear,
EQUALLY AS CHEAP.
Our 25 per cent, discount on cloaks, is
still good. We are determined to close
out our entire stock an never before
has such an opportunity been offered to
economical buyers to purchase the best
qualities for so little money.
Joseph V. Weckbacis.
As per previous announcement, we had
fully determined to discontinue business in
Plattsmouth and so advertised accordingly and
now, as satisfactory arrangements have been
perfected for the continuance ot same under the
management of Mr. J. Finley and V.. F. Euff-.
nei as book-keeper and cashier, we herewith
notify our friends and patrons of our final de
cision and kindly solicit a continuance of your
kind patronage, so freely extended during the
past sixteen years, by the addition of compe
tent clerical force.
On account of Mr. Solomon leaving the
city and by the adoption of the strictly
Courteous treatment, and an elegant new
Yve trust to merit your good will and patron
VERY" RESFECTF LILLY,
ew Photograph Gallery
Will be open January 24th, at the .
OleD ST3.AT1D OF F. t. CJllUTtf
All work warranted first-class.
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