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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY' JULY 8 1891
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an profevKlonally ont.
.KY A FULL LINE OF
tY AND J- RENCH LOWERS,
vre a dress making department. Sat
3i Stoke. Plattsmoutii
SON & REARCE
Carjfy Full Line of
"1LLENERY AND CIUL
1) FRESH CUT KWiWERS
JKY BUKK. PLTTMOUTB
DLA M. FRENCH
Physician & Sckgeon
jce wifA I7r. 0 hip ir. an '
' ' HOUKS
12 : 00 a. 111. 3 : 00 to 5 : 00 p. m.
11 :00 a, 111. 2 ; 00 to 4 : 00 p. 111.
B No 12.
V HARDWARE STORE
3. K. II ALT. & SOX
tlnds of builders hardware on hand
ill nipplv contract r oo iost fav
orable teru s
7I3ST ROOFING :
all kinds f tin uork promptly
der Irm the country Solicited
las Opened up The
, Cleanest, Cosiest -
e found choice wines
rs and cigars.
O EOL'KTH ST.
Mrs. J. L. Minor, went to Lincoln
Jonathan Halt left thin morning
Jan. Pettee went to Nebraska City
D. S. Draper :md O. M. Streight
were passengers to Council Bluffs
Miss Ltiella Young left this
morning for Keya I'aha county.
Mr. Jasper Young accompanied
hcrasfar as Omaha.
Mr. Elias Sage was a passenger
to Omaha this morning to look
after his herries that he has hcen
shipping to that city.
Charley Erven, an old Platts
tnouth hoy, who has been working
on a switch engine in Omaha, has
been transferred to the main line,
with headquarter in this city. He
came in this niorniii.
The interstate encampment will
he held in Omaha next year.
Mr. J. M. Young brought to
town to-day some very tine honey
of this year's make.
Call on Brown & Barrett and get
one of those boxes of cigars they
are giving away for $1.00 formerly
a five-cent cigar, tf
The Omaha Guards passed
through this morning on their way
home from Indianapolis, Ind.,
where they have been attending the
The Schuyler train that left here
last evening at (k'Jo did not reach
Schuyler till ti o'clock this morning
on account of a washout. She was
one hour late here this morning.
Jonas Brooks, an old friend of
Kev. Buckner, is in the city repre
senting the American Tract Soci
ety and selling religious books and
bibles. Let the people of Platts
tnouth avail themselves of this op
portunity to get a good book for the
Cass Lodge No. 14H. I. O. (). F., in
stalled the following officers last
night: John Cory, N. G. ; C. II.
Petersen. V. G., and I 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 y the Spooner Comedy
Co. at the opera house last eve
ning. The inclemency of the
weather prevented a god house;
nevertheless the performance was
good and well worth the price of
admission. They will present
"Reddy's Luck" this eveniug and
should be greeted by a full house.
Report of Fourth of July Committee.
Plattsnouth, July 1, 1S91.
Pursuant to call, the committee
on general arrangements and
finance committee of the Fourth of
Julj- celebration met at the county
judge's office to audit all bills
against the committee. M. B. Mur
liliv, 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
coirmittee $190 9J
AMOO'S I'AID OCT.
fc. K rarnieie, putting up posters z
J C Cummins & son, lumber 2 00
V H rickets, work on graud stand and
hauling lumber 12
Geo roieal. hauling barrel to and from
grounds 1 IK)
rresbyterian church, ue of gas for
chorus rehearsals 2 oo
Journal, printing programs 4 50
H kr a li, printing 50 posters 5 00
J V Youuit, sundry expem-es 6 45
King Wise, pumping pipe organ for re
H M Bons, entertaining speaker 2 00
H & M band 75 00
Kire Works 65 30
Hotel Kiley, entertaining speaker 1 00
C W Holuiee. livery 2 50
Prof Kratz, training chorus 11 00
Total paid out $192 25
oceon band 7 IB
ion of committees the bal-
was ordered to be
" treasurer of
1o Etern'ly by Elect rioity.
Sing Sing, N. Y., July 7. James
Slocum, Harris A. Smiler, Joseph
Wood and Schihuya Jugiro were
sent to their doom at the prison
here to-day by means of turning on
of the current in each case wa.-:
Slocum, 4:t(t; Smiler, .":10; Wood,
rv.'.SO1;,; Jugiro, ": Ci.
The pristiors had received some
intimation beforehand that the ex
ecutions were to take place this
morning and they were pre pa ted
for them. They went to the execu
tion chamber bravely anil 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 THK HEATH Al'PA
KATl'S 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 they 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 thedynamos would be playing
His legs were quickly strapped to
the legs of the chair. In 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 straps.
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 across 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
'"4" 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 verj- like the first a convex
brass band with a sponge attached
to the under side. The right leg
of the prisoner's trousers had been
split 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.
This wire ran down through 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 stolidly, giving
the deputy wardens such assist
ance as he could by 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.
South wick looked over the straps.
While the doctors were looking
over the straps Warden Brown
stood aside, a mere onlooker. Tie
law required him t " present, but
he regretted th- ly and only
the law by
j showed a
warrant of law, and it was opened
to permit him to pass through. He
was gone only a couple of minutes.
In that time he had notified Head
Keeper Connatighton, who was in
the condemned cell room, that the
chair was ready for the lirst of the
condemned men. The warden and
the head keeper walked ahead, then
the condetned men between two
priests and then two guards. Th
execution of the four men occured
early in -the morning and their
death was absolutely' painless.
"Frosted Cream." the latest and
greatest drink of the age, at Geritig
A: Co.'s. Kit
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 tier. 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. Btickner'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 nothing. After some per
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 sind the
friends united with the family in
spending a very enjoyable evening.
Rer. Buckner is to be congratula
ted on his success, as the task was
difficult one but he succeeded admirably.
A beautiful cottage in South
Park for sale on monthly payments.
Apply to R. B. Windham. d(w2
Mart Ciishing and family re
turned this morning from Burling
ton, Iowa, where they were called
by the death of his brother Charles
whose death was caused by falling
from a two story building on which
he was painting. Charley was well
known in our city as he worked in
she B. & 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 friendswill
be sorry to learn of his death," he
leaves three brothers and two sisters
to mourn his loss, he was years
of age at the time of his sudden
death, and was hurried in the
Catholic cemetery in Burlington
Iowa, on July second.
Brown Sc Barrett have the finest
line of wall paper in the cit3r.
Their prices are away down. tf
The Spooner Comedy Co. will
present "Reddy's Luck" to-night.
This isa very laughable comedyand
should be well patronized. The
comyany is one of real merit, stag
ing the plays in a first class style.
You often pay' T.ic for a much in
ferior performance. Secure your
reserve 1 seats at once at J. P.
Youngs price 30c, you will not re
gret going, as the company's plays
are worthy of packed houses each
n i ght.
II. X. Dovey refusing to serve as
manager the directors this morn
ing elected Will II. Miller manager.
Mott of Nebraska City team and
Lacey of the Xonpariels will be
here in a few days and the base
ball goers may expect some rattling
good games in the near future.
The funeral of the late Simon
Fogelsong occured this afternoon
from the M. E. church under the
auspieces of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen, of which the de
ceased was a member.
Judge Ramsey ordered George
and Charley Sitzman, aged nine
and eleven, and Charley Brown
(colored), asred thirteen. sMit to Vn
reform school, and Sheriff Titrhe
win lane mem mere to-morrow
A concert for the benefit of the
First Presbyterian church will be
given Saturday evening, the 11th, at
At... 1 1 - 1 , - . . , .
me uuiriii. ine rounn oi July
cnorus win assist in making 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
Lave orders at Henry Weckback
READ AND LOOK
- AT 7 HiS
Ill ORDE?. TO REDUCE OUR STOCK OF
EMBROIDERED - FLOUITCIHGS,
Wi; HAVE MADE A
eep Sut in Prices
One lot of Flouiieiiigs? at o'.'c
One lot of white Flouncing at
S2.00; pattern worth $3 00.
One lot of white creuin and
Flouiicings reduced to 3.20. A
pattern of this lot comprises goods
worth up to ;.00 a pattern.
One lot of white and black
Flouncins reduced to 5. GO. A
pattern some goods in thiri lot for
merly sold at S 10.00 a. pattern.
All our patterns contain -M yds
j ALL OF OUR FANCY PLUSH ORNAMENT R-v fJ
REDUCED TO 5 CENTS EACH. JJ
iiwAi fob Cash oiy
Having purchased the U. V. Mathew's in
terest in the firm of J W, Hendee & Co, I now
propose to stay in Plattsmouth and sell hard
ware FOR - CASH -ONLY
At prices that are within the reach of all. Everything in our stock a bar
gain. Look over our list and see if you cannot find some
thing y on need.
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4."i00 lbs 'cut nails, 3c per lb to close 2K) do, carpet tacks, 1c per paper
T.ict grass scythe for .Victs Best clothes wringer made, $2.10
Step ladders from m cts up N) cent spades for i. cts.
Tinware at reduced prices N ct handsaws forUicts
Brooms. 1") to 25cts Churns, Nk ts to !tl'(XJ
Chopping bowls. 19 to':i4cts Wash boards, lDcts
Bushel corn baskets, lUcts
Leather back ajl bristle horse brushes, 7.c.
Leather back a'll bristle horse, brushes, 40c.
Cook stoves at cost to close.
Other articles too numerous to mention at correspondingly lowprices
Come and see us. Remember we f-ell to every body alike
- ONE - CENT - ON - TIME.
J W HENDEE
IX 0UK COMPLETE STOCte OF
Ladies, Misses, Boys, Childrens
and Infants Summer Goods.
THEY &&E Att FIRST Gt ASS
AND OF TJLIE YEJiY LATEST STYLE.
(BAAOllS FK ALL
c All and be convinced
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