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About Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892 | View Entire Issue (July 9, 1891)
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V0L.XXYI1. NO. 15
PLATTSMOUTH, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA, TIIUUSDAY. JULY 0 1691
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A cream of tartar baking powder.
Highest of all in leavening Htrenth.
Latent U. S. Clovemment Food Re
port. TTOKNEY A lAW.
WINDHAM & DAVIES.
K. B. WINDHAM. JOHN A. JAVIKS.
Notary l'utUc Notary Public
Office over Hank of Cass Comity.
Plattsmouth - Nebrasha
Attorney at-Law. Will k1v prompt attentlo
to all btiHinefs entrusted to him. Otllce iD
Union block. East Side, l'latteuiouth. Neb.
IT C. McGEE, M. D,
-L IS lXCATEr
to locW at Efctlit Mile TGrove. lie has ob
tiUneU the oillc formerly oacupied by
Of that dlace and can be found at all hours fx
eept when professionally out.
CAKKY A FULL LINE OF
AlLLENERY AND JRENCH LOWERS.
We also have a dress making department. Sat-
Sherwood Store. 1'lattsmouth
Carry a Full Line of
FINE M1LLEXERY AND CHIl
ALSO FKKSII CUT FLOWEKS
BOOM 2, K.LEV HI.OCK. PLATTMOUTB
J)R VIOLA M. FRENCH
Physician & Surgeon
Office with Dr. Lhipmtn
. is :e it c n
10 : 00 to 12 : 00 a. in. 3 : (K) to 5 : 00 p.m.
9 : 00 to 11 : 00 a, m. 2 ; 00 to 4 : 00 p. in.
Telephone No 12
S. E. HALL & SON
Keep all kinds of builders hardware on hand
and will eupply contract on most fav
: TIIST ROOFING :
and all kinds of tin work promptly .
one. Order from tho country Solicited
616 Peasl St.
Has Opened up The
Finest. Cleanest, Cosiest
IN THE CITY
Where may 1 " found choice wines
liqu s and cigars.
AMHEUSER HUSCH BEER.
13 ASS' ALE WHITE LABEL,
always on hand.
CORNER OF MAIN AND FOURTH ST.
L-E-A-D-I-N G H O U S E
IN THE CITY FOR
F UUNIS1II NO GOODS
ETC- IE TO-
The goods we offer on iiir o, 10 and 25 cent
counter cannot be duplicated eisownore
We hare but ore price, and that the
cheapest in town.
415 UVEA 1 1ST STEET
Mrs. J. I.. Minor, went to Lincoln
Jonathan J latt left this morning
Jas. Pcttee went to Nebraska City
I. S. Draper and (). M. Streight
were passengers to Council Bluffs
Miss Lite 11a Youiiir left this
morning for Keya I'aha count
Mr. Jasper Young accompanied
her as far as Omaha.
iMr. I-.lias Sage was a passenger
to Omaha this morning to look
after his berries that he has been
shipping to that city.
Charley Erven, an old Platts
mouth boy, who has been working
on a switch engine in Omaha, lias
been transferred to the main line,
with headquarters in this city, fie
came in this morning.
The interstate encampment will
be held in Omaha next year.
Mr. I. M. lounir brought to
towti to-day some very line honey
of this year's make.
Call on Brown fe Barrett and get
one of those boxes of cigars they
are giving away for $1.00 formerly
a live-cent cigar. tf
The Omaha Guards passed
through this morning on their way
home from Indianapolis, Ind.,
where they have been attending tke
The Schuyler train that left here
last evening at (5:25 did not reach
Schuyler till (5 o'clock this morning
on account of a washout. She was
one hour late here this morning,
Jonas Brooks, an old friend of
Rev. Buckner, is in the city repre
senting the American Tract Soci
etj' and selling religious books and
bibles. Let the people of Platts
mouth avail themselves of this op
portunity to get a good book for the
Cass Lodge No. 140, I. O. O. F., in
stalled the following officers last
night: John Cory, N. G. ; C. H.
Petersen. V. G., and P. J. Hansen, Jr.,
treasurer. After the installation
ice cream, cake and cigars were
served and a social time was had.
all hands enjoying themselves till
"Esther's Guardeen" was pre
sented to a small but appreciative
audience by the Spooner Coined j
Co. at the opera house last eve
ning. The inclemency of the
weather prevented a good house;
nevertheless the performance was
good and well worth the price of
admission. ThejT will present
'Reddy's Luck" this evening and
should be greeted by a full house.
Report of Fourth of July Committee.
PLATTSMOUTII, July 7, 1X91.
Pursuant to call, the committee
on general arrangements and
finance committee of the Fourth of
July celebration met at the county
judge's oflice to audit all bills
against the committee. M. B. Mur
phy, chairman, called the meeting
The bills presented were audited
by finance committee and found
correct. On motion the secretary
was instructed to draw orders on
the treasurer tor the different
amounts. The following is a com
plete statement of all money col
lected and paid out:
Total amount collected by the finance
committee. $131 9
AMOUN'S I'AID OUT.
E K Parmele, putting up posers
J C Cummins & Son, lumber
W II Pickens, work on grand stand and
Geo Poieal, hauling barrels to and from
Presbyterian church, ue of gas for
Journal, printing programs
Herald, printing 60 posters
J P Younii, sundry expenses ti 45
King Wise, pumping pipe organ for re
H M Bona, eutertaaii'ug speaker 2 00
B Si M band 75 00
i ire Wrrks 65 30
Hotel Kiley, entertaining speaker 1 00
C W Holme, livery 2 50
Prof Kratz, training chorus 11 00
Total paid out H92 25
Palance on hand 7 7i
On motion of committees the bal
ance on hand was ordered to be
turned over to the treasurer of
Woman's Relief Corps. No further
business. On motion meeting ad
journed sine die.
J. P. Young,
F. J. Morgan,
Treas. Finance Com.
Attention Fourth of July Chorus.
You are earnestly requested to
meet at the First Presbyterian
church, Friday evening, 10th, to
rehearse chorus for Saturday even
ing concert. By order of com.
To Eternity by Electricity.
SlNt; Si.;, N. Y., July 7. James
Slocum, Harris A. Smiler, Joseph
Wood and Schihuya Jugiro wire
sent to their doom at the prison
here to-day by means of turning on
of the current . in, e;ich case was:
Slocum, 4:4); Smiler, .1:10; Wood.
:'.H)lj,; J ugiro, t'rAfi.
The prisnors had received some
intimation beforehand that the ex
ecutions were to take place this
morning and they were prepated
for them. They went to the execu
tion chamber bravely and met their
fates without a struggle. They of
fered no resistance, but they rather
assissted the keepers when they
were bound to the chair.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DEATH APPA
RATUS As the prisoner seated himself in
the chair and leaned back the
warden's assistants stepped forward
and drew across his chest and
under his arms heavy straps, which
were securely fastened to the back
of the chair. Then about his wrists
and over his limbs they drew an.
other strap, which the' buckled
closely, so that no straining under
the influence of the electricity
could throw the body into ugly con
tortions or move it from the posi
tion in which the the two electrodes
pressed against it and formed the
circuit through which the current
from the dynamos would be playing
His legs were quickly strapped to
the legs of the chair. Iii all these
preparations the witnesses showed
a great interest. Warden Durston,
particularly, as the first who had
superintended an electrocution,
watched every movement of the
warden's assistants with interest
Dr. McDonald superintended the
adjustment of all the strap
Warden Brown told the correspond
ent two days before that he would
leave all the arrangements in the
the hands of the scientists present.
The last straps to be put in place
were the new ones acroes the face.
They were "belts rather than straps.
One was drawn across the beard of
the prisoner and partly over his
mouth, but not so far as to
prevent speech. The other was
fastened over his eyes and pressed
down over his nose. When the
straps were all in place the figure
'i" above his head was loosened
and brought down so that the
electrode fastened to the end of it
at the base of a coil spring hung in
front of his forehead. When the
sponge in the electrode was ad
justed, the figure "4" was clamped in
place and the electrode was
fastened in position by a strap
passing about the head. Then the
second electrode was put in place.
It was verjr like the first a convex
brass band with a sponge attached
to the under side. The right leg
of the prisoner' trousers had been
plit up the side so that the elec
trode could be bound to the calf of
the leg. It was fastened in place.
The wire representing the negative
pole was attached to it at the back
by a small thum-screw of brass. I
This wire ran down throutrh the
floor and into the executioner's
closet, to the wall of which it was
fastened. The wire from the figure
4 hung from a covered rod extend
ing over the top of the closet and
hanging above the prisoner's head.
The prisoner made no sound
during these preparations, but
went through them stolidlj', giving
the deputj- wardens such assist
ance as he could hy placing his
arms and legs in the desired posi
tions as they were indicated. Dr
McDonald, who was in full charge
of the scientific features of the
electrocutions', stood directly be
hind the chair as the preparations
were completed. One of the at
tendant doctors took a can of salt
water in his hands. It was a long
necked can with a handle on the
side, such as is used by engineers
for oiling.' With it lie wet the
sponges at the two electrodes. The
preparations consumed only two or
three minutes. When everything
was in place Dr. Daniels and Dr
Southwick looked over the straps.
While the doctors were looking
over the straps Warden Brown
stood aside, a mere onlooker. The
law required him to be present, but
he regretted the necessity and only
carried out the letter of the law by
hardly more than lending his
presence to the occasion.
The testing apparatus showed a
satisfactory strength of current and
the electricians advise the warden
of this fact. The warden went to
one of the great iron doors, at
which stood one of the assistants
whom he had appointed under
warrant of law, and it was opened
to permit nun to pass inrotigli. lie
was gone only a couple of minutes.
In that time Ik- had notified Head
Keeper Corinaughtou. who was in
thi condemned cell room, that the
chair was ready for the first of the
condemned men. The warden and
the head keeper walked ahead, then
the conde med men between two
priests and then two guards. Th1'
execution of the four men oecured
early in the morning and their
death was absolutely painless.
greatest drink of the
the latest and
age, at Gering
A Pleasant Surprise
Last evening marked one of the
many pleasant events in the life of
Mrs. J. I). M. Buckner. Mrs Buckner
has been absent from the city for
about four weeks enjoying a visit
with her parents, taking the child
ren with her. In her absence Rev.
Buckner concluded to move to an
other part of the city and so rented
the Davis property on high school
hill. With the assistance of friends
he succeeded in getting moved and
nicely housed in his new home be
fore Mrs. Buckner' s return. Last
evening was the times fixed for her
return and in anticipation of that
event the house was well filled
with friends ready to welcome her
home. Taking a carriage at the
depot she was driven to her new
home, against her loudest protests,
but the driver who was posted
Heard notlimg. .Alter some tier
suasion she was induced to leave
the carriage supposing a little sur
prise had been arranged for at the
home of a friend; and not until she
had been in the house some time
did she recognize her own furniture.
but was finally convinced that it
was her home and the friends
present were her guest. A good
supper had been provided and the
friends united with the family in
spending a very enjoyable evening.
Rer, Buckner is lobe congratula
ted on his success, as the task was
difficult one but he succeeded ad
mirably. A beautiful cottage in South
Park for sale on monthly payments.
Apply to R. B. Windham. dOw''
Mart dishing and family re
turned this morning from Burling
ton, Iowa, where they were called
hy the death of his brother Charles
whose d"ath was caused by falling
from a two story building on which
he was painting. Charley was well
known in our city as lie worked in
she B. v M. paint shop at one time
and was one of the first who helped
start the cornet band in our town
which has since developed into the
B. & M. band. His many friendsjwill
be sorrj- to learn of his death, he
leaves three brothers and two sisters
to mourn his loss, he was 3'A years
of age at the time of his sudden
death, and was hurried in the
Catholic cemetery in Burlington
Iowa, on J lily- second.
Brown & Barrett have a complete
line of paints, wall paper and
The Spooner Comedy Co. will
present "Keddy s Luck' to-night.
This isa very laughable comedyand
honld be well patronized. The
corny any is one or real merit, stag
ing the plays m a first class style.
You often pay 7."c for a much in
ferior performance. Secure your
reserved seats at once at J. P.
Youngs price '.iOc, you will not re
gret going, as the company's plays
are worthy of packed houses each
H. N. Dovey refusing to serve as
manager the directors this morn
ing elected Will II. Miller manager.
Mott of Nebraska Citr team and
Lacey of the Nonpariels will be
here injia few days and the base
ball goers may expect some rattling
good games in the near future.
The funeral of the late Simm
Fogelsong oecured this afternoon
from the M. E. church under the
auspieces of the Ancient Order of
L nited u orkmen, of which the de
ceased was a member.
Judge Ramsey ordered George
and Charley Sitzman, aged nine
and eleven, and Charley Brown
(colored), aged thirteen, sent to the
reform school, and Sheriff Tighe
will take them there to-morrow
A concert for the benefit of the
First Presbyterian church will be
given Saturday evening, the 11th, at
the church. The Fourth "of lulv
chorus will assist in makinc this a
first class entertainment.
The regular meeting of the Ladies
Aid Society of the M.E. church, will
be held to-morrow afternoon at 2
o clock, at the home of Mrs. Frank
Johnson, corner of Ninth and Lo
The pay car came in to-day and
distributed the usual amount of
money among the shop boys.
Joe Hawksworth will leave this
evening for Denver.
Wood For Sale.
Over a thousand cords of dry
wood for sale by Charley Hemple.
Leave orders at Henry" u eckback
& CVs. dtf
READ AS!D LOOK
III 0RDE3, TO REDUCE OUR STOCK OF
One lot of
One lot of white Flouncing
S2.00; pattern worth $.'5.00.
One lot of white crea,m and
Flouucings reduced to 3.20. A
pattern of this lot comprises goods
Beep Gut in P
ALL OF OUR FANCY PLUSH ORNAMENT
REDUCED TO 5 CENTS EACH.
inn Fot cssh oh
terest in the firm of J W, Hendee & Co, I now
propose to stay in Plattsmouth and sell hardware
FOR - CASH - ONLY
At prices that are within the reach of
gain. Look over our list and see if you cannot find some
thing you need.
4500 lbs cut Hails, 3c per lb to close
.)Ct grass scythe tor ;vcts
Step ladders from tiO cts up
Tinware at reduced prices
Brooms. 15 to 'Joe ts
Chopping bowls. l'J to .'J lets
Bushel corn baskets, Klcts
Leather back all bristle horse brushe:
Leather back all bristle horse brushe:
Cook stoves at cost to close.
Other articles too numerous to mention at correspondingly Jowgpric.es
Come and see us. Remember we sell to everybody alike
NOT - ONE - CENT - ON - TIME.
J W HENDEE
IN OUK COJll'liETK STOCK OP
Ladies, Misses, Boys, Ehildrens
and Infants Summer Goods.
AND OF THE VFAIY
CALL Am BE
worth up to $6.00 a pattern.
One lot of white and black.
Flowncinfrs reduced to $o.C0. A
pattern 6ome goods in this lot for
merly sold at $10.00 a pattern.
All our patterns contain 4 -J yds
the U. V. Mathew's in
all. Everything in our stock a bar
20) doz carpet tacks, lc per paper
Best clothes wringer made, $2.10
cent spades for ." cts.
SO ct handsaws for'ificts
Churns. 80cts to $1'00
Wash boards, bk ts
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