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About Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892 | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1892)
AN ESCAPED LUNATIC.
"Via Wa9 Trying to Get to Platts
4 moiith, H sOld Homa.
roiu 1 hurt-day Diit.y.
Yesterday a strange' cadaverious
ookiug follow s bowed up Jt Mr. I".
ii. Stevenson s ofhce, and gave ins
name as liob Donovan. The man
had been about town all day, lui
did not nttr ict any particular aite.i
tion. Hut after a slurtconveia;ion
Attorney Sloan, who niei liiui at
Stevenson's office cure to 1 1 - con
elusion that lie was a lunatie. th
at once summoned Dcputv Sin riu
Webber, and began a general exair
ination of the Granger. Ilesald at
length that lie had run a v iy from
the assyluin at Lincoln this
morning and was trying to get to
I'lattsmouth. It was further
learned that he had been a railroad
engineer in hid time. Young, the
asylum inmate, who was brought
to this city a few days ago to make
place for lhiiikman, lOiif'Tins Dona
van's story ami says he knew him
there. At the suggestion of Clerk
of the District Court Campbell, Mr.
Webber bought the unfortunate
man a ticket lor l'laltsmoulh and
put him on thr (rain in care of a
gentleman who was bound ior that
city.-Ncbraska City Tress.
Nehawka News No's.
March is variable, and cituensall
agree that last Saturday, so far as
the weather was -..-oncemed, was a
bad clay. With lightning, rain,
snow and driving winds, indoors
was decidedly a pleasa.iter place
Spring is, in some respects, back
ward. Little or no seeding has
been doni et mid the farmers are
getting impatient and anxious
to get their wheat sowed.
Winter wheat has come through
all right and has started to grow.
Among the late improvements of
our town is a plank wnlk completed
from the bank corner up to the
Methodist church, which is duly
appreciated by all those who walk
in that direction.
Henry I.opp is building a new
barber shop, the frame of which is
Frank Moore has the foundation
dug for a house he is building to
rent to John Fallis.
The L'nited Brethren are building
a parsonage, which is now ready
for plastering. The new minister
is expected daily.
Charley Ilaight's blacksmith shop
was entered a few nights ago and
tools to the amount of if.")!) stolen.
No cine to the thief.
This point is becoming some
thing of a wood market. Ti nber ;s
not considered 83 valuable as it
once was. As a result farmers a-
c itting it down, and we see i
stacked around and corded U i
long and lofty piles, ready for ;. e
at home or shipment.
Baseball players are becoming
restive. The 'Bankers" won fame
on this line Inst summer. Th'S
season they will organize a brass
band and probably a dramatic
troupe. It is believed there is
talent here which favorable condi
ious and culture might perfect.
But with this, as in other instances
in this world, alas! how often
"l-'ull i nun - ii ruse is born Ik blie-li
Ami wu-tc i
;i ' he li i Tt
'u'tin '. on !'..'. I
I'.in !iiu,1"i is
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j .lit iili
.i stir imii'ii ' the i:iil:o;i!
train which now l.-.ivcs I hie ago at
pl:l'.t p. m. and Omaha the following
evening at 7:10 will be expedited.
I'nder the new schedule it will
leave this city about 4:1 p. in. and
reach Denver at 7 in the morning.
It will then be the fastest train be
tween Omaha and Denver by more
than two hours. It will carry the
fast mail and a dining car.
This train will be of especial ben
efit to many interior points in
Nebraska because of improved con
nections. It will . reach Lincoln
about G o'clock and the train for
Grand Island will leave that point
about 5:15 instead of 8:." This
branch train may also be extended
to Ravenna, Grand Island, Kearney,
Central City and intermediate
points will be reached at a season
able hour in the evening. The re
turn train will leave Denver at t) a.
in., go through Omaha about mid
night and reach Chicago at Up. in.
This will require but one night on
the road and will reach Chicago
in time to connect with the fast
trains east. This will be twelve
hours shorter than the time of the
corresponding train now running.
Among other Burlington chaug
es will br one by which the sleep,
ing car service between Omaha will
be extended to Chicago. These
changes will be made during the
coming mouth. Omaha Bee.
Chas. Davis, of Syracuse, Neb., is
in the city, the guest of his uncle, S.
The democratic county central
committee met at I'nion yesterday
and decided to call the county con
vention at I'nion April 7.
Street Commissioner Geo. l'oisall
h is a fo:ce of men at work to day
putting in a sewer pipe across Chi
cago avenue opposite the base ball
Mrs. II. A. Booth returned thisj
moi ling from Mautield, Ohio, I
where she was called to the bed
Mdo of her father, who was very
sick and died after she arrived.
Joe Klein, the popular one price
clothier, received to-day a very large
slock of spi ingsuits, trunks, satch
els, valises, gents furnishing goods
and neckw are in all of the latest fi sh
ions, and he will sell them cheaper
than ever known in I'lattsmouth be
fore. Call and see his immense
C. W. Holmes broke a single tree
on his hack in the mud in front of
the pustoflice last night ami
was forced to leave it there, over
night. This morning when he
went to get it he found that some
scoundrel had waded out through
the mud to where the hack was
standing, went on the inside of th
hack and deliberately cut the up
holstering all to peices and scat
tered ,it all over the lloor of the
hack. Walt promises to make it
hot for the guilty one if he can be
Chief of Police Tom Fry arrested
two of the worst looking specimens
of humanity this morning it has
been our lot to gaze upon, charging
them with vagrancy. They plead
guilty and were sentenced to ten
days' hard labor in the city jail.
They gave their names as Frank
White and George Miles.
Judge Chapman discharged the
jury to-day and they will depart this
evening for their homes.
In the casejof the State of Nebras
ka vs. Peter Coon the jury brought
in a verdict in favor of defendant,
an I he was accordingly discharged.
Jasper Clowson and Memberg
both plead guilty to stealing wheat
and along with Chas Blake will be
Judge Chapman will begin on the
equity docket to-morrow.
World's Fair Notes.
Deinark has made a world's fair
appropriation of $f7.fXK).
A continuous clam bake will be
one of the attractions which epicu
rean visitors will find at the expo
sition. P-P' !,eo XII has written a letter
agly commending the Kxposi
i, which it is believed will have a
; favorable effect in stimulating
.c. !-i the Fair on the part of all
Catholic countries and commuui-
More than ISO exhibitors are
chronicled from Philadelphia alone.
A !?i,0(H) monument of Barre gran
ite will be one of the exhibits from
New York has made a World's
Fair appropriation of .f:jlK),(K.I).
The New York Assembly has voted
permission for the raising of one or
two old sunken vessels in Lake
George for the purpose of sending
tlicili ;is relics to the Fair.
The npreme court among n num
ber ul oilier uecisne!" handed down
('! f, i!!o'v i i g ; rom ! i' '. - count v
Alexander s. Puts. A ; pea! Hun:
"',!-; c li n I , I'. crscd ;:ii 1 ;,, lnii
!' itN. ed. . ; ii n ui I J n t e Not (
Atl 'iction t foreclose a lax deed,
void on its l.ice. was brought more
than fifteen years after the dale ol
such dei d. The defendant and his
grantors had been in the actual, op
en, notorious, continuous, adverse
and exclusive possession of the
lands sis owner for more than ten
years prior to the bringing of the
suit. Held that the action is barred.
The young friends of John Wright
spent a pleasant evening with him
at his home on West Locust street
last night The evening was spent
in dancing mid Miss Bibby fur
nished the music on the piano.
Refreshments were served during
the evening and the party con
cluded at 12 o'clock. Those present
were: Anna Sullivan, F.dith Pat
terson, Bessie Walker, Rose Myers,
Mattie Smith, Alice Murray, Till io
Vallery. Mollie Ballance, Tom Mil
ler, Charley Sullivan, Bert Holmes,
Gus Ilyers, Will Coolidge, Frank
Ballance, Wendell Foster.
Two young fellows hailing from
Omaha, who gave their names as
W. J. Lewis anil G. W. Gay, were ar
rested this morning by Officer Fit.
patrick. They had iti their posses
sion about one hundred pounds of
brass and iron, which they had
stolen from the B. A M. shops.
They were brought before fudge
Archer, who sentenced them to jail
for a term of twelve days apiece.
The B. & M.'folkshave been missing
several articles of late.
THE HRST Of CLON E
Of the Season Visited Nelson
SIAT.U l. riVJPLE DA PLY I.YJUUCD.
A Terr.ble Hail Storm Follows the
and Blown Down and
Pram 1'riilav's Daily.
Last evening at .":15 a terrible cy
clone visited the quiet little town of
Nelson, the county seat of Nuckolls
county, and from reports was the
worst that ever visited Nebraska
The following account was tide
graphed to the Bee.
At this writing no a lequate - not
even an approximateestimate of
the ruin wrought can be made up,
but !,1IX),IIOO will not put Nelson
where she stood as she was at six
o'clock this evening.
The afternoon had been still and
sultry, an air of suppression and
oppression surrounded the town.
Then came a fluttering of things.
The wind rose in titful gusts, which
succeeded each other rapidly and
more rapidly till a steady breiv.e
was blowing. It came roin the
southwest and increased to half a
gale. People made up their minds
for a storm. The wind, getting
higher momentarily, had a strange,
uncommon steadiness about it. It
will rain, said some. Just at tl
o'clock there came the most terrify
ing hail storm experienced in these
parts for years. People rushed in
doors, while without the hailstones
bounded from the sidewalk, spat
tered in the guttered road and rat
tled on the window panes like small
shot on sheet iron.
This lasted for four or live min
utes, and then the storm passed.
People looked out again and
smiled. Yet there was still some
thing more to follow. It came. A
cry was heard and then every eye
w;is turned toward the southwest.
There it was; there was no mistak
ing it a cyclone.
Saw the Monster Coining.
Ten miles away it could be des
cried, circling forward on itsdeadly
way. It exerted a kind of fascina
tion for a minute that banished
sense of danger. Then the spell
was broken and a rush was made
for safety. It was found in the cel
lars of houses and stores.
The great southwest wind bore it
along with fearful ever increasing
velocity. It past over Nelson. No
nither it swept through it, cuttinga
wide swath of demolition and de
struction. At first u hurried look along the
path of the cy lone reveals a terrible
stiite of affairs. Nearly all the
houses had been unroofed, and
those that had not had been lifted
bodily from their foundations, car
ried some distance and mashed into
Wonderful Escape From Dentil.
One instance: The half of one
house, belonging to Mr. Pope and
occupied by him, was torn up anil
carried, with its contents, Mrs. Pope
and two children, in the arinsof the
cyclone for nearly one cighUi of a
mile. Fortunately, miraculously
Mrs. Pope and her little ones es
i aped uninjured.
The buildings, o far can be
I ued al this hour, which su'lercil
1 1 n ' -1 damage ;,je Hie fir:'! Xa
ten:;,! I .nl;, brick, which wa.i ,-
M.;--d; the Ope:'.! H ic!t, three (! ";.
I. re'k, unrooted and badlyMauiagcd;
i;:' I'nion blocl., brick, unrooted
and suu'.hwe.it side (urn olf.
The Arlington hotel was unrooted ;
the new school house, which was
completed at the beginning of the
year at a cost of JKIKX) was almost
destroyed. The Presbyterian chi.reh
was badly wrecked.
A large number of residences
were completely destroyed, among
which were those of Miss Mary
Brayiuaii, Dr. J. R. Bullington, J. M.
Gammil, John Ivaton, Henry Pope
II. II. Williams, D.I.McMenry, W. I.
Templeton, T. W. Cole, I. G. Foster,
Robert Greenwood and Thomas
Two Women Were Hurt.
Miss Mary Braynian, assistant
principal of the Nelson high school,
is the only one known to have been
seriously hurt. As the storm was
approaching she took lefugc in the
cellar of her house, and, thinking
the worst was over, she came up.
Before she could get back the
storm completely demolished her
house and buried her in the debris,
badly bruising her, breaking her
leg and several ribs.
It is learned that Mr. John Katun
was seriously injured.
Most of the buildings were in
sured against tire only and the loss
toowners will be almost total. Your
correspondent has as yet been una
ble to learn anythin certain as to
damage done in th surrounding
Later- It was learned that the
Rock Island round house was
A Considerable Amount of Damage
Done bv the Heavy Wind
The wind has been blowinga gale
all day and is the worst wind storm
witnessed in Plattsmouth for some
The tin roofing was blown otT of
the residence of F. IS. Vhite, and al
so off the Perkins house.
The bill boards on the west side
of the opera house were completely
At the base ball park the wind
played havoc with the fence around
the grounds, about half laying Hat
on the ground.
All over the city fences and out
houses have been blown down and
some of them completely destroyed.
No damage was done, however, to
the telephone and telegraph poles
or wires, except the telephone wire
running to the depot, which was
broken; but Manager Bu..ell soon
had that in woi king order.
The large Willow tree on Wash
ington Avenue, in front of K. R.
Todd's residence, was blown down
and fell striking-the corner of the
house, breaking one window and
tearing down about ten V-el of the
lenee, besides this there are scores
of smaller trees laid low by the wind,
to say nothing about the limbs that
have been broken oil.
The lumber yards were consider
ably mixed up, the wind scattering
lumber in all directions.
At the residence of W. G. Keefer
this morning the wind blew the
glass, sash and all out of the south
window and in the bay window the
glass was blown out.
The high school building was
considered too dangerous to hold
school today. President S.A.Davis,
of the board of education, in
formed a reporter this morning
ing that the wind made such a
noise in the building that it would
have been impossible for the
teachers to have heard recitations
to-day, even had the building been
considered safe during the wind
A FAIR PERFORMANCE.
"Oi! What a Nltfht" Clven by Chas.
A. Loder and Company.
One of the kind of audiences that
will make I'lattsmouth a reputation
as a show town assembled at the
Waterman hist night to witness
Charles A. Loder and his company
of players present "Oh! What a
Night," an alleged comedy. The
company was a very capable one
and it was only owitig to their
elTorts that the piece was redeemed
from being a miserable failure.
Loder played the German part to
perfection. He is a hue natural
actor. The specialties were well
put on, especially the dancing of
the Leigh sisters. The "illusion"
dance was excellent and merited
the warm encore it received. The
play itself is abominably weak and
dragged from start to finish. The
music, was rendered by Prof. Beck's
orchestra and was of a high order.
This orchestra is equal to the best
in the slate and deserves a large
patronage by our cili.ens. Two
elegant box parties graced the occa
sion with their presence and be
tokened the warm interest our peo
ple are taking in theatrical matters.
Tho Dlincl Inutiuih!.
l-.il possible that I Yof. Kal.es I raw,
ep. riulendi nt of the institution
i r i!;e Mind at Nehru. -k.i City, who
1 a ppoin Ii I recen 1 ly by Go v-
i ,.or Boyd, hi(t forget hi.' dig
ly, thai wilh an arrogance worthy
l a .:ar, ). rules tin- blind i u
in i'e-. The following- rumpla i nts
.'ic uttered by our townsman,
J...-cp!i Muck, father of Lei- Andrew
.'-iui'k, who has been attending this
institution up till Saturday, when
In- returned home on account of the
treatment to which he was sub
jected Mr. Muck says: "Mr. Rakestraw
treats the inmates in a decidedly
crabid and surly manner. Be will
not allow them to go from ouu
room to nuother without a pass;
will not allow the pupils to write
home without first reading the let
ters, nor pi-rinit them to receive let
ters without first reading the con
tents. Through his ill treatment
many of the older scholas have left,
and the old cooks discharged and
others procured unacquainted with
that department. Holidays are
prohibited and complaints of sick
ness from the scholars are not
heeded. Dancing, which was for
merly engaged in for the amuse
ment of the blind, has been discon
tinued." We have not space to give all of
Mr. Muck's complaints in full, nor
will we comment on them, but we
do believe that an institution of
this kind, where children have been
taught and trained for years by
people whom they have learned to
love and respect almost as much as
their own parents, that the man
agement of that institution should
not depend on the turn of political
parlies.- Weeping Water Republican.
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BOOTS and SHOES
Ladies Glov- grain butt f-l.'J.'J shoe 1.00 shoe, now if't.'Ja.
reduces to M cents. .Mens bull bills and congress $1.50
l.adiys plain rubbers formerly :Oe j shoe, reduced toifl.U).
now ''."ie. .Metis B calf halt and Cong 2.00 now
Ladies Dongola butt !fl.."d shoe ;' .'Jn tflilii.
Siidies good Pongola butt $'2(Mshoc Mens good calf bals and cong. If-'.aO
for !fl. CO. j shoe f.MO.
Ladies best Dongobi bull fl.O) shoe j Mens best calf bids ami cong. $t.0t)
for f 'Mi I. j shoe ifj.an
Ladies tine Duignhi butt ifl.iH) shoe Mens dress gondola emigres fit..")
f-.l". I shoe 1,00.'
Ladies exlr.i line Dougohi hand j Mens best solid $11.1)1) boot, $.'.()
We also have a ureal many other bargains that we have not space
to mention in Boys. M isses, and Childrens shoes. We intend going tu
Texas and w ill sell them al a great sacrifice.
FRED GORDER AMD
HAVK A VICRV LA KG K STOCK OK
Harness - and - Buggies.
AND A iUI.L LINK OF FARM MACIIINKRV, Sl'CII AS
HCOSIkR SSE.UB Pi. H5RR0WS. ETC.
WI- CARRY TUB TWO LKADING Cl'LTl VATORS
NEW DEPARTURE T0NGUELE8S,
AND Ii ADCJ lliL UtI)L; CAU.Tl V ATI MIS
They islo CiUTy a lull I Am, of JiiiiIcimhi1s ut
their house in iVi'iliii; Wntcr
WORLD'S FAIR FUNUS
Mr. Croor Says Nebraska's Ajro
priatlun lias Uoi-n Jutliclously
Mr. K'. R. Greer of Kearney, ex-eomiiii-
.'loiu-r general for tin- state
oi Nel.rai-'-.t upon World's fair mat
ter , u a.- at the Milliard yi --trrday
and ;-an! a i!ee ie;.i,rl; r li.al the
. I, it e o : y .- I , na nee.' a p j ii 'opr i ; 1 1 - 1 I -y
the N- !i- : I- a,.-'.' i.-l.dnie for U or Id -fa
i i- j 1 1 ,-iese-i, over which t her.- has
Ik en a -and deal of new- paper bill-,
would all be thoroughly explained
nt the annual meeting to be held on
April a :it Lincoln.
"It was rather unfortunate for
some ol the retiring members of the
commission," said Mr. Greer, "that
Mr. Strang was not here when this
matter was brought up because he
has a detailed statement of the ex.
peiulilures find can show where
every cent of the money has been
"He will make the matter very
clear and explicit when the new
board meets on April a. It will be
found that the money has been ju
diciously expended. We have got
ten the state pretty thoroughly or
ganized and have several car loads
of exhibits collected and have ex
penih d only a little over R'Un.
"There has been nothing done
Unit the retiring commissioners
need feel ashamed of and 1 feel cou
fiedent that the new commissioners
will be convinced when they seethe
statement in detail that not a cent
of the money has been foolishly or
injudiciously expended. Mr. Si rang
is in Texas, but IJundcrstand he will
be home in time to meet with the
commissioners on April " and give
ii full anil complete explanation of
all thiit has been done." Hee.
Facts From Peter Coon.
Mr. I'l-ter Coon, one of Cass coun
ty's most estimable farmers, who
was recently bound over to the dis
trict court on the charge of allowing
T ' 'hi m
.' . .'rt TT4.E DISEASES.
.:-. r:r :i ,L..montt. Stif
.'l . L Itlif .1. .iftnM. tlln !,MtiHa
-. i VVn:tin. Poll Evil!
:: J . in l,i.r eirlj
.. ; . 1 fr...ili- In flirt I.nn..ft1
e .n lUUIUUCKtniH.M
l.ii i ilik into which u, buwll rf;
I .,' i n lllll I f ilii'ii.h f.ri
" i' 't'lWtiUiul.iWlMUiimt.M
Fvnry M AN v 1 ( . :M know tlio (Ut ANDTUUTIIS, the Plain I'arU, tlio
Old StwrolH mi, I tin. i.'jw liiM'-ivuili-n uf MhcIIihI Scn-noo iia HppllHil Ui
Mam.M l.i!t', .-1 . 1 v.iitn fur our M'oimIi-i'I'iiI Hole Itfiok, -itlliMl
"A 'I'HWAIIM! IV ,".iN ONI.V." Ta nny cnrni-Ht nmn we will mall imo
Oojiy Jailli-i;! i , i m pi i in iii'nlpii rnvur. "A n-fniw fmin thnqiiaukg."
iU FRIE MEDICAL CO., BUFFALO, H. V.
hogs to run at large that had the
cholera, and who the jury has ac
'putted has this to say concerning
K.vn.i:, March '.'A, VAu,v
lltavAI.Ii Dear Sir: I notice in the
I'laU-moitth Journal of yesterday
iin aitiile uhich is la I- a ml does
me an i n uM ice. It i- tin,. J VVas ac-eii.M-d
b A. I-;. Ib-.i-i. a near n- i;li
bor, of !ln- CPU!-- ol periititiiiighoys
ll-.via;-, cholera u, niil ai ej, .and
no o'.ner pi rsou in..de the ;i . . uh;i -tin.
i, mi w 111 ii the Jimriial a--:erleil
that si.v ol my neighbor;- made the
cbiirge, iiinl that the disease was
spread throligli :i inajority of the
swine in the neighborhood, it stilted
what was unt true. I have had
much experience hi raising hogs
and nave been at the business all
my life. 1 know when hogs have
the cholera and have sense enough
to take the necessary precaution
when the disease exists among my
swine, and need no instruction fri in
Hess or reprimand from the Jour
nal. Mr. Hess published his vkk
bti'T in the Journal. I have had a
trial and the jury found tliatmy
hogs did not have the cholera and 1
was very soon ncijuitted.
j Ed Hubbel and Wife Plead Guilty to
Runnings House of Ill-Fame.
Kd. Hubbel and wife, who manip
ulate the notorious "Hayniarket,"
were before Judge Archer this after
noon and plead guilty to the charge
preferred against them. They were
lined $10 and costs apiece, amount
ing in all toif.'il.o."). hhey were given
until!) o'clock to raise the amount
or go to jail.
C hargett with Bastardy.
A warrant was sworn out in Judge
Ramsey's court last evening by Lu
lu M. Hawks charging Win. Wagner
with being the father of her unborn
child. Wagner was brought before
Judge Ramsey and procured a li
cense and they were made man and
' Ldilh White whs a passenger westi
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