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WEEKLY HERALD. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MAY 8, 1890
A BASE OUTRAGE
An Attempt to Blackmail John
Dauor of Louisvillo.
He Is Arrested on a Trumped up
Char,',', and will Make His
John II. IS.iiK-r, of Louisville, was ar
rested uikI thrown in j til lu re Siturtbiy
ni'llt. Till! fllCtrt Concerning 1 1 - CHH(! ap
pear to lie aliotit n follow-: A. 1. Kline,
R justice of tli: pence at Louis v i 1 1 at
tfic instigation oi'pirlies whoso mimes
fihall not lie mentioned hen:, was appoint
ed tho uariiian ol tlr: minor child wIioh:
paternity wan at out; time c linked uiuiii8t
liuucr. Tin: ran 1 jury, lu'wcvr, com
posed of th: lit-Mt men in the county, alter
a thorough examination, were convinced
of Mr, liauei'H innocence and found a
1 i 1 1 against anotlier party, thus Uauer
WjM a free man . On Friday evening ol
T.it wei k Mr. Kline, without warrant or
pretence of one, sent the constable out
from Louisvi le with orders to arrest
Uauer and lirin liim in. On finding him
Uauer rafused to fo without a warrant
put said he would appear at Klnifsollice
the next morning at 10 oclock, which ho
did; he asked the justice what was want
ed and Kline told him he wanted $2,000,
that ho had tiled a complaint in Justice
Stiles court in Plattsmouth. but that he
would dismiss if he would pay hiui that
amount of money otherwise lie would
push him to the wall and tli'u statement
he made in the presence of IJauurs at
torney, Mr, Wooley. liauer refused to
give up his money and was held all day
until Constable Ki eeliler came up with a
warrant ami arrested him on the charge
ol beiu; a fugatiye from justice, brought
him to Flattsmouth and landed h'ui m
the county jail. His attorneys Messrs.
Wooley and Heesou & lloot applied for
a writ of habe;is corpus, h id a healing
before his honor, Judge Chapman, at 10
o'clock this morning, which resulted in
Mr. Bauer being made a free man.
The court's hatred of frauds and per
secutions asserted itself and he tojk oc
casion to use some pretty strong language.
Among other things the judge said:
"This court has personal knowledge of
many things connected with this matter.
This court knows how it was imposed
upon and deceived, into calling a grand
jury to investigate this matter and the
Ci-frt was imposed upon and she county
yiTimposed upon and put to a great ex
pense for nothing. Now an uttempt 18
made to extort money from this man in a
way that is simply an outrage which thin
court cannot countenance and I shall
discharge the prisoner."
This is chapter number one and we
aro promised that chapter number two
will open wide the doors of the peniten
tiary for some very prominent people be
fore this case is done with. The IIekald
will be fair however and will not an
ticipate the testimony in advance, but the
people can rest assured that the truth
will come out in tiuw aud that justice
long defrayed w;ll yet place its victims
upon the rack.
Our New Bridge.
The material for a wagun bridge across
the Missouri river wdl be on the ground
after May 10th and its construction
ppeedily pushed to complctior. That
this bridge will be of incalculable bene
fit to the tradesmen of Plattsmouth is
certain. It is authoratatively stated by
gentlemen of conservative judgment that
one-sixth of the cnt;re trade of Nebraska
City is drawn from Fremont county,
Iuwa, by the pontoon bridge at that
place. At Leavenworth, Kan., a flrst
class pontoon bridge spans the river, and
was recently inspected by the committer
from Plattsmouth that went to St. Louis
(o confer with the Missouri Pacific peo
ple relating to the new railroad from
Union to Omaha via Plattsmouth. That
bridge is built upon pileing across just
such a bar as the one in front of our city,
and the pontoon proper is not over 00
yards in width, built with a draw, and
presents the appearance of a substantial
wagon bridge, whic!i it is. River engi
neers say the high pileing of this Lcaven
worth bridge will stand the high waters
of the Missouri. Winn this bridge is
built at Plattsmouth it will drain the
produce trade from Birtlet, in Fremont
county, to Ilinton, in Mills county, as
fine a farming and stock district as there
is in the west. It will be an outlet to those
farmers to reach the Plattsmouth stock
yards with their cattle and hogs and ship
to South Omaha, a distance of some
sixteen miles, saving the long haul over
the St. Joe road anil the toll across the
U. P. bridge at Omaha. All this will
bring our people trade, produce, ducats!
And now if our merchants cannot wake
up to the importance of the profitable
field, we guarantee that others will see
it, and that the capacity of the Platts
nionth market will be doubled. -There
is millions in it, and none are so blind as
those who are born blind.
Ice! Ice! Ie!
See McMaken & Son for your
crystal ice, delivered every day in any
quantity. Telephone 72. 5 1
ANOTHER BIG BOOM.
Plattsmouth Will Lead the Pro- j
cession Before tho Year 1
The Chicago St. Paul & Kansas City
Road Will Give us Another Out
lot to tho East and South.
The Hkkam) mentioned a few days
ago that the Chicago, St. Paul fc Kansas
City, better known as the Diagonal line,
had concluded to build from their main
line at Savannah, Missouri, to Omaha,
From Savannah a St. Joe dispatch says:
"The route will be through Andrew
county to Maitland in Holt county thence
to Tarkio, in Atchison county. From
Taikio the line will go to Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, crossing the Missouri river on
i new bridge to be built by the Diagonal
and thence to Omaha. This will give a
hh'Tt line to Kansas City and a route but
a little longer than the Q' to Chicago."
The IIkkai.o had tho pleasure of meet
ing a gentleman last evening who in
formed us that tho line had all been
looked over from Omaha ' via Platts
mouth and that arrangements were pend
ing for a survey of the route.
Nebraska City is wide awake and
has invited the millionaire president of
the new line, David Itankin, esq., of
Tarkio, to meet them in person, or by
agent, at the meeting of the board of
trade Monday night. The Press says
that Carl. Morton, of that city, is in re
ceipt of a letter from President Rank
in's priyate secretary, asking if Nebraska
City wants the road, and implying that
the matter can be managed if she does.
The Herald believes some of our peo
ple should be in Nebraska City Monday
night, and that the board of trade
should call a meeting and send a com
mittee at once to wait upon the officials
of the road and sec what can be done in
the p cruises. A b tter bridge can be
built here, and for far less money, than
at Nebraska City. If our people w;U
act wisely aud at once, we believe the
new line can be brought here.
Burglar Trap at Auburn.
A few months ago Roscow Brother's
geneial merchandise stor2 was burglariz
ed for a third time since last July. Lately
the proprietor has kept under the counter
a loaded gun fastened by a wire so that
any attempt to open the money drawer
would discharge the weapon. This
morning when the store was opened a
dead man was found behind the drawer.
Five buckshots had entered the left side
of the back near the heart and one had
broken the left arm.
The man had been seen in the vicinity
of the town about two weeka and was
working in the country most of the time.
He gave the name George Woods and
claimed to be from Decatur county, Iowa,
lie was obout i5 years of age, light com
plexioned, had gray eyes and prominent
features and was five feet two inches tall
He wore brown checkered trousers and
a blnck and brown striped coat. A cross
anchor and shield were tattooed on each
arm and in addition on the right was a
drawing of a woman a . id on the left the
inscription "In memory of mother."
The man weighed about 125 pounds.
A coroner's inquest will be held this
An entrance to the store was gained
through a back window and just inside
was found a hat and a pair of shoes,
both too large for the man and supposed
to belong to a companion . One arrest
for complicity in breaking into the store
was made this morning, but the man was
discharged for lnck of testimony. The
peopl here are in sympathy with the
Iloscow brothers and think burg'aries
will be less frequent in future.
An Impending Strike.
The telegraph informs us that a strike
of miners throughout northern and mid
dle Illinois fields was decided upon after
midnight last night. The joint confer
ence of miners and operators split upon
the question of including day laborers
in the scheme of profit sharing, the own
ers declaring there was no margin for the
laborers. An executive session of four
hours by the workmen's representatives
followed the adjournment of the joint
conference. The decision to strike was
the result. The Indianapolis miners and
operators also failed to reach an under
standing and a strike is not improbable.
A Razor Thief.
"Bum" Kelley who has been in jail
everal times this winter for petty thiev
ing at Joe Klein's and .S & C. Mayer'i
was arrested again this morning on the
charge of breaking in to Mr. Hub. ley's
barber shop and purloining some razors.
Sometime last night a n entrance was
gained to Kuhney's shop by raising a
rear window and after taking a dry shave
he pocketed three razors and left by
opening the front doors. lie was identi
fied today by the bad condition of his
j face and was taken in by Johny Fitz
; patrick and Mr. Kuhney. The razors
, were found in his poscsession ani Mr.
Kelley wis given another opportunity of
yiewing the familiar walls of the city
T HE R E RECORD
Further Details of Denver's
A SENSATION AT DES MOINES.
Eiiflit of the AhU-rnieii Charged with
liMllerlnn tiller's Chh Murder
Over a Sinn!! Account The Vaii'tei-grift
I'fiitioiiing C'hko Other Criminal Neui.
Denvkk, Col., May 0. There, are no
new developments ill tho ButtorfieM
murder my: ; . :y. Tho police are of the
opinion thit the crime was committed
by some man who called at tho house
for tho purpose of renting n room. Mrs.
BuUeifield wot up Ktairs to show him
the room, and ho, finding she was alone,
at tfi'ipicd to on I it. ge her, and in tho
right, which ensued he struck her a blow
oi: tiio temple, which cruised death. The
woia.ii's 'ot:i::.i Were torn in shreds, :;nd
her l.o..ly v, as badly scratched. Finding
that the woman w;is dead the wretch
covi-ivd iho body with a blanket, washed
l.iv. " l-. oity h:wids in a wash-ljwl in the
r ii' :.i:d left bv the back door, which
;-k-d as he went out. The crime
v:is j:.oi).:bly coiiuniru'd between 4 and
IS '(;! Saturday evening. The body
vr, ; !:.scovr! until Sunday . The
dead '.. in.r.i at o .o : i j;n - lived in New
Yolk t;',,'. 1 h.-r ;:..:. h 4. .bund, a Mr.
Dry..--1. v.-.i : lrille-' i'. the war. She had
a divon-.il lt::sb;ui.l named Butterlield
livii: in )iaid:u.
I,;. to yesterday afternoon the police
brought ' the atntiou a man who gave
his n.:.a; as Charles Mun.son and occu
palio i ;.; : r.d iter. The right side of
the :.i:: :' face was very badly scratched,
and ; . vh; ad ws in the same condi
tion. Ill 1 -fi eye w is black as if from
a goug- r i.low, and his right eye is dis
colored. The assistant chief af detec
tives put the man in the sweat liox with
a very unsatisfactory result. Ho claims
to have arrived in the city Thursday of
last week, but could r.ot tell who it was
that scratched him, or when or where it
happened. He was locked up. The
scratches on his face look as if they
might, have been made within the List
fo;y-i-;ght hours, and to the police this
is a strong indication that they have the
Wasiiiv."ti'v. M 0. Iii the Kemm
ler habeas corpus case, af ter several of
the justices had asked Mr. Sherman
questions. Chief Justice Fuller an
nounced that the application for a writ
f habeas corpus could not properly be
granted, but that the court would hear
an application for a writ of error on
May s. The granting of a writ of error
in the case would have the effect of re
opening the expert testimony taken by
the electrical commission. The record
of the commission would be produced
and the court would prescribe under
what conditions Kemmler shall be exe
cuted. A Writ Granted.
Buffalo, May (5. Judge Corbett
granted a writ of habeas corpus on ap
plication of Charles S. Hatch, counsel
for JOmmlei . requiring District Attor
ney t'uij.by, Warden Dnrton and others
iateit .-.ied. t pvodta e Kemmler before
County Jv-dgo Day av Auburn on Satur
day next. The purp-.iso is to dispose of
the question a.i to whether the warden
of the ?ta.; prison can legally execute
Keunnler. eo-vi-?l claiming that nobody
but the sh-vi;'i of Erie county could exe
cute his client.
Charges Against lien Moines Aldermen.
Des Moines, la., May 6. The Leader
makes startling charges against the
management of the city's finances by
the present board of aldermen. It
presents F-jiecifie charges of at least four
caser-. where 4. 312.2") have been paid'on
warrants issued by the council. This
money was divided equally between Al
dermen Laird, Shoje, Reynolds. Shel
don, Brady, Smith, llamuer and Morris.
The grand jury meets to-day, and will
probably investigate the case.
ll:.jiy Days t'.n- Hoodler.
Xicw York, May o. A motion will be
made before Judge Fitzgerald to dis
miss the indictments for bribery against
ex-Aiderm au Pearson. It is understood
that the district attorney will not oppose
the rat. t ion.
Henry Sa3d.es, one of the indicted al
dermen of the board of 1831, returned
to the city. It is understood that the
indictment against him will not be
A Colored Fiend's Work.
"Waterbcry, Conn., May 6. Arthur
Jackson (colored) of Bristol, while drunk,
made his wife hold a light while he
killed the dog with an axe. He then
took a razor and fatally cut the woman's
throat. lie also cut off several of her
fingers and but for the arrival of neigh
bors, who found the brute kicking the
dying woman, would probably have cut
her to pieces. Jackson had satuarated
the room with kerosene and evidently
intended burning the housa. Jealousy
is said to be the cause.
The Vnndergrift Poitoning Case.
Mount Holly, N. J.. May 6. In the
Yandergrift for attempt
ing to poiMin her sva, the defendant
testified 1 hat the croton oil she bought
wao all used on her corns. She denied
the damaging statements made by Dr.
Hull on the witness stand. II. S. Haines,
a real estate expert, testified that Mrs.
Yaudergrift's property was worth over
W.OuO. The defense then rested its
Good for Laird.
Philadelphia. May 6. James Laird
has procured warrants for the arrest of
President Pfeiffer, of the Bank of Ameri
ca, and Charles Meujos, manager of the
West Philadelphia branch of the bank,
for receiving a J."0 deposit from him
when they knew the bank to be insol
vent. The accused will be arraigned
Killed Over a Small Account.
Atlanta. Ga., May 6. JobaM. Brad
ley, a grocer, was shot aud killed by
Charles M. Oslmxn, a commission mer
! chant, during a dispute over a small ac-
count. Osburn asserts that lintdley
i first attacked U;n and he lire I 1a self
I defense. There were no witnesujs to
TIIK TAKIFF nu.i..
Four Iajs for General Ileluite, Reaching
m Vote nn May '.Ml.
Waphinoton, May 6. At a caucus of
Republican memlx-rn of the house it wan
agreed to wntpono consideration of the
river and harlior bill until the tariff
bill has been disposed of. Several prop
ositions concerning the time to le al
Ktted for debate and voting on the tar
.11 bill were put forward. It wan de
cided finally to allow four davs for gen
eral debate, beginning on Wednesday,
and eight days for consideration and
voting on the amendment. This will
bring the bill to a vote on May 20.
Nhdit sessions will lie held on the four
days of general debate.
Con Ri fHnional 'am juilpn Committee.
Ysii!N;ton, May G. At a joint can
jus of the Republican members of the
senate and house-, at which Hoar pre
sided, the following ineinlers of the
Republican congressional campaign
commirb-e for l'Oo were appointed:
ldawar Senator Iliggins.
Loui. i:.i;a Coleman.
Mk Ligau Ktockbridge.
New Hampshire Senator Blair.
New Jen ey Buchanan.
New Yolk Belden.
Tt n.iessee Houk.
West Virginia Atkinson.
Wisconsin Senator Sawyer.
Wyomiii g Carey.
Idaho l)ub lis.
The other appointments will lie made
at another caucus. r
An l'iiirecedcnted Trip.
Washington, May i. The torpedo
boat Gushing arrived here from New
Yoik, having made the run in 28 hours
in a heavy sea. working only one Tioiler.
The cruising averaged fifteen knots and
sometimes made seventeen knots an
hour. The little vessel, only 1:55 feet in
h-iigth. is probably one of the swiftest
ever put alloat, and her speed on this
trip, in view of the faet of using but one
boiier, is unprecedented.
Washington, May G. The Carlin
ville National bank at Carlinville, Ills.,
was authorized to begin business with a
capital of $50,01 M). The following appli
cations for authority to organize nation
al banks have been tiled: The First Na
tional Bank of Alierdeen, at Aberdeen,
Wash.; the First National Bank of New
Birmingham, at New Birmingham, Tex.
A BIAr.I.MOTII COUPOKATION.
The American Gas I mproveiuent Company
with Fifty Millions Capital.
Philadelphia, May 6. The stock
holders of the United Gas Improvement
company held their annual meeting, at
which preliminary step3 were taken to
ward guaranteeing the organization of
the American Gas Investment company.
Tbfa new enterprise is to be capitalized
at s.",0.t.00.!!00, of which one-half is to
subscribed hi this country and the other
half to be offered to English capitalists.
As soon as the organization is effected
o0 per cent, will be paid in, and the $15,
000.000 thus raised wdl be applied as fol
follows: $10,000,000 to pay outright for
the absorption of the present United Gas
Improvement company, and 5,000,000
to go to the new concern as immediate
working capital. The $1 ,000, 00 to buy
the plant covers $5,000,000 capital -and
$5,000,000 surplus. The old board was
A IJroker's Mysterious Disappearance.
New York, May G. Broker Wash
ington Quinlan, whose disappearance
is announced, belongs to a wealthy and
and widely known family. His brother
is cashier of the Chemical bank, Quin
lan himself, was understood to be worth
a million dollars a year ago and his
friends say his losses could not have
amounted to over $100,000. His family
could easily have helped him out of any
financial difficulty had he applied to
them. His disappearance causes much
sui-pri.se. There woie 12.ti00 shares
ljought in under the rule for his account,
and "probably twice that amount of his
contracts are still out.
Water Famine in Spokane Falls.
Spokane Falls, Wash., May 6. The
melting of the snow in the mountains
has caused a rapid rise in Coenr d'Alene
lake ami Spokane river and its tributar
ies. Many families have lieen compelled
to move out of their houses on the low
lands. In this city there is not a drop of
water in the mains and no protection
agidnst fire, the high water having
washed away the mains which are laid
at tbe bottom of the river. A large force
of extra policemen is on duty. The
mayor has notified property owners ad
vising them to employ watchmen to
guard their property.
Cardinal GihI.o:s Opens a Fair.
New York. May . Cardinal Gibbons
opened the fair in aid of the Castle
Garden Mission of Our Lady of the
Rosary with a brief address at the
Thirty-fifth street armors-. There was
a large audience, including "many dis
tinguished prelates. The cardinal wore
the role and cape of his high office. His
address reo-.ed the ln;!eht.s conferred
upon young girl immigrants by the
Rosary mission aud was received with
Boston, May 6. At a meeting of the
Baptist ministers a communication was
received from the council, called to con
sider the relations W. W. Downs and
the Bwdohi Square church, so-called,
to the denomination, but the chairman
deemed it no proper form to present to
the meeting and suggested that it lie re
ferred to a committee of three. It was
so voted, and Rev. Drs. Apsey, Adams
and Faunce were confirmed as the com
mittee. Siunx City SaloonUts Defiant.
Sioux City, la., May 6. On the 1st of
May the saloons here all closed, pursuant
to an order from Mayor Palmer. They
all opened up again aud are running wide
open. The proprietors say that if ar
rested and fined they will sell in orig
inal packages only, and they exiiect to
be able to carry on their business in
spite of the law or public sentiment.
At tho M. E. Church.
Tho following is the discourse at the
M. K. church yesterday:
Psalms 120: 3 "For the Lord has done
great things for us; whereof we are glad."
The earnest desire and loning of every
christian heart is to love Ud more; be
come more like Jesus, and to do mere for
the gloy of (bid, and humanity. But
we havo felt the tendency to become
cold in our affections toward God and
indifference; in our interest in the Re
deemer's Kingdom. Our text suggests a
remedy for that indifference; which
springs from a lack of love to God.
"Love knows no burdens and feels no
sacrifices." Therefore if we lovo God
sufficiently, we will work for his glory.
It is written "We loye God because He
first loved us." Jesus said, ''he that isfor
giveu most will love most." Wo learn
from thet-e declarutiots that our sense of
obligation measures our love, and our
love determines our activity in the
Muster's vineyard. The mora we ap
preciate what God has done for us, the
more keenly wefeel our sense of obliga
tion to him. Our text says we are glad for
what God has done for us; that is, we
appreciate what he has done. There aro
Gorder's Impletueat Depot
The Oldest Implement
All the Standard Goods are
KEPT rrsr stock
Such as John Deere & Go's. David Bradley & Go's.
Peru Gity's. St. Joe's and Grorge 1). Browns, ot CJalesburg
The JN'ew Departure cultivator, the best that's made.
Always in stock. Received in car load lots such as Schuttler, Molme
and Ketchuin. Buckeye Binders and Mowers.
THE FINEST LISTS
Of Buggies, Carriages and Road Carts
Headquarter for the best barb wire, "THE GLIDDEN" and ir
lact everything in any of the above lines of goods.
Will consult their own interests by going to Fred Gorder, at I'latts
mouth, or Fred II. Gorder, at Weeping Water, when in want of any
thing in the Implement line. Fifteen years experience has taught me
how to buy goods right, and my trade shows for itself that I sell right.
Branch Hquso at Weeping Wator
F, G. FRICKE & CO.
(Successor to J. M. Roberts.)
Will keep constantly on hands a full and complete line ot pure
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS. & OILS.
Everything to Furnish Tour Houso.
HOUSE FURNISVING EMPORIUM.
Under. Waterman's Opera House
You can buy of him cheap for pt cash or can neciirf what you need to furni.ih a cottage or a
inanoUm on the INSTALLMENT fLAN.
STOVES, RANGES AND ALL FURNISHING0.
Agent tor the Celebrated White Sewing Machine.
Th largest aud most complete Stock to select from In Cans Couhty . Call and see me
Opera House Block
four thingHto be considered in tho ap
preciation of a favor received; naniely:
Myself, the Ix-nefnctor, tho worth of the
favor, aud the hacrillco made in bestowing
i. Let us coimidcr how unworthy and
undeserving we are; how pure tho motive
and how noble the purpose which act
uated God in bestowing His favors n us;
what those favors have done for us. and
will do if we arc faithful to Him unto
death; and that He gave His only Son
that He may be able to save us. My
dear fricmlti let us think on these things
and we will burst forth in tho language
of the text "The Lord has done great
things for us; whereof we arc glad." And
our love will grow stronger and our lives
become more active in His seryicc.
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