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rLATTSMOlITH.C.VSSCOrXTY. NKIMIASK.A. TH UKSDA Y M TO 1.1 lit ls'.-J.
U A Y!-AK.
SEE J. 1. UNRUH FB
BIG GOUNTY SEAT WAR.
of silver to the ton. Tin' new com
pany took out J!,iO,iti)i in .1 few
AND CAN r.lYK C.OOD HA KCiAlN
months anl Itirti cant'
The it I : t -1 e:.r.-d.
Hitchcock County the Scene cf 'like a ig.-n ;,
MAYOR MILLER KILLED.!
;i collapse. I
1 1 Imiki'i! I
il Former P.r.tts-
TROOPS ARE ASKED FOR
Cu'orston All fcxcitment A Siuirp
Fifht Shots ExchanyoU Citi
:er.s Res.st an Attempt
to Niove Recoiiin.
.1 and had t.l th e
u 1 v rn ii t" iii
the mine pay was attcrw.ird
i'iivi'ri'1 h".t tin- present .-Il ii
1 f.titt' I the stock boll
' the exchan "i-i.
! HIS FKIKX'DS A I-J F PX!
I;:, 4 I'll
Knocked Out ot Line
IHmii C i ;'V. N-h.. I. ii
H'lv t ! i s r 1 1 1 1 1 ii ..rn il
PARLOR SETS. DINING ROOM SETS,
p.fd Koiiv m;is, ami iu Kirr m n ; ki
A MF.TWOPOFI IAN FS f A i ill.-HM F.N
ft t.::::: . Nr!i . vt,
1.. it (''lllll V Se'.: t V I r I - UK
r - in t iii c, m ii t s .
A II I I1J111H t Hill w;:
1 I lav nil
T.wfm mm mvnn, rwm n
GOOD : LUCK
THE HARDWARE MAN OF PLATTSMOUTH.
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i ll'l't Clerk, In
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lilt u 1 1 - N a:;' :
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Cif'-OI-l ;t..lVH- I'll I'I to Tl ,i'.
T'-Ci.li His f- r i.s D 'l'l't
That l-o K :i a H ins ...f
(.licit r .t.'.t.'nu'ii.
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ut .1 i!
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it. i . t
.m l 1 1 1 -(-1 I , . 1 1 1 1 (hi- i!.-c. I no
niv.Vrioiirt .iii.l ten ibl'tv tli it for a
j inoiiioiit it tnitlifniiH i--i wu-t
.lnllbt,-,!, but n-t :Hlt!,r-'ti.-it W.IA
i ra.-'.ly proven, .nnl then i ame tin
i "hork to ti e may ot '.- l! " i' ! when
! tin'V t.illy l I'.i'i,;. il u II .t hail hap
; linn If'-i'.-of pen !e i:!iti'r.i,it,-ly
.-t .i 1 1 I tot ( 1 1 1 . i ! i .1 to ; more o(
!'.: alf.iir. The ti-rfible new win
. broken to Mrs. Miller . Dr. !,!!
j ,i "l 1-; o. May!-. 1. 1, w!.o -enire.l a
i'.ii fia aii'I .ic-.'cil'l' inietl lier to
l. ll.li-'t l.o-pital, where lier
I-.iimI b.jttliue- with .but !i.
. y. :Vi-y'.- - ri.-l wn.-i 1-i'fible. aii.l
V.', I - l-oi:p-..,-ly O i'I ,-. elie.
Ii i -ii I- ..I Mayor Mi'.!, r
: -ia ;
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i ! -nia.i .-I. i'm;
ill el T.llli'k.
i rati i ii I. ti'--i
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Willi I ,
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AT LESS THAN
2 CortG o:el tlo-o IDcllar.
J. W. II KNDKK. the l'latt.-miontli Ilanhvure mail has pun haseil the en
tire Mock of the Omaha Hardware Co., of Omaha, ami at sueh
prices that it can and will he re-sold in I'latlsinmith at
relail direct to the consumer at from
TEN TO 25 GENTS Oft THE DOLLAR.
All the common and unsaleable stock was
sold as scrap iron and lender boiii;litall
iV It Will be Shipped to Plattsmouth at Once.
, LARGEST i
UICI I I
l' H LLL
IT WILL TAKE YOU
MISS THAN FIVK MINl'TKS TO
KI-AI) THIS AND I, HA W.N
1'liat we are iiiain prepared for (he
And cordially invite you to look
over our handsome and well-selected
line of DWF.SS C.OODS in
Whip Cords. English Serges. English
Broadcloths. Finest all-Wool Hen
riettas. Wool Brocaded Crepes. Fancy
Fancy Suitings and Black Silks
Trimming Surahs. Velvets, Crepe De
Chene, China Silks and Burgalines,
Silk Girdles and Dress Trimmings.
KID GLOVES, RIBBONS,
FIXKST LINK OI-" I..U'.;s IN 1'ITV.
Chenille Table Spreads, anil Curtains,
' Damask Table Spreads.
CHIFFON LACES, LINENS.
! i ' '
ted 1 bell obi,
i.l-M- 1)1 cit i.'.e
he coittitv tf'.'
i t ' : : i
on tii" court ms-- a" 1 -r.
in Ioailin- a portion o! the
f -Ire:;- ,
rer ari l ot hi- be..
r ad ! Kid i,-:: i
ceei'ed 1 II
records. : atvl
ii. Il p blow
,.-M lie- H -e:
ea -; lot' 'ill
p I , . i ii I , p i
1 f I I. near
up b bis s'loml.-.
when the citi.eus au,.iin interi-rred, corner, when
and a tmnil er ot
and the Tn nto:. t
The town is in a fever of ext it
tnent, and mote trouble is antici
pated. The siu-rilf has telegraphed
the li'overtior for state militia to
quell tl'.e disturbance.
We want to call your attention to a Choice
lot of Odds and Ends from our
SHOE DEPARTMENT AT ONE-HALF PRICE.
A!.I. 1X1. AT 'Jf AK-.W I I.V:.
OfAKANTINK, S. I., Oct. Tin
following .steamships arrived at
Jiiar iutiue today : 1'bnroah, from
I,iverpool;t li ino.-o.froin Herin unda
Fast fiale, froin Proarsso; and the
lps, from 'Iriuidad. The only
Furopcan passenger steamer ' ar
rived was the French liner J.a
(lascoene, from f In. -rboure-. with
147 c 'bin pas.-enyers.all well a'oard.
Aiiiiui"- the passeimers were lion.
W. K. Fane, ex-l'nited Suites minis
ter to Francis mid Mr. Kt sley, secre
tary of state for New Jersey. She
also brine s a French opera company
of seventy-seven persons, who are
hound for New Orleans. The I, a
(iaseoync was detained tinlil 4
o'clock in the afternoon, when she
was allowed to proceed, the cabin
passengers' bam;ae,-c heinj all
There was no special news from
the lower ipiaraiitine today. The
steanier liohemia is all that re
mains of the cholera Meet. Her
passenirers, which were removed to
Hoffman island, were all reported
well this afternoon. Dr. Abbott re
ports all well at Swinburne island.
The patients are all convalescent.
The following steamers are an
chored in quarantine having on
board steerage passengers: Indi
ana and Nevada, from Liverpool.
The Massaiia from Naples and the
I'olarsis were carefully disinfected
yesterday afternoon and are only
waiting the action of the govern
ment as to whether their passen
gers can be landed. The Massaiia
will remain here for some days yet
under the health ollicers' supervis
ion. Action will be taken no doubt
today on the Indiana, Nevada and
Polaris by the authorities at Washington.
The Hamburg-American liner'
Dania will he declared tomorrow:
morning and allowed to proceed to '
her wharf at Hohoken. j
The tramp steamers l.aurest ine
and New-minister are still anchored
and will probably have to lighten
their cargoes, which consist prin
cipally of sugar.
The steamers (lothia from Stettin
and Slavonia, from Hamburg still
remain in (juarantiuc.
The Morvia will have (he remain
der of her cargo discharged into
lighter, by Wednesday and will
sail for Hamburg direct.
i his chair in his
iood commenced to
oo.e out oi hi- nostrils and mouth.
i!e was c u ri 1 to one ol the boxes
in the second story of the theater,
and there -.'v'.' expired, never re
gaining cor. .-c; "Ms ness.
As" i"i as his death became
know ii. nearly all in the I'mlit went
over th" riV' r b- Sioux fil b es
cape i lli'-el'-.
A coroner's jury was impaneled
and evidence is now I einy taken as
to the cause oi his death.
It is t'lai iir.'il by I'ovi II :ih 'II people
that Kid, be. or.- the li-bt cmn
iiiriK'cd, took some medicine as an
autidole for drunkenness, and that
was ;he immediate cause of his
death Keefe has fought several
ba'.b. in Covington and is a hard
' s i J.r.' I he Kid is a "sure tiling
gambler and highwayman who has
served several sentences in the
county jail for robbery and niiniir
ollences. Dully was under ifiiKI
bonds lor his appearance at the
next term of district court for rob
bery from the person, committed
on Peter Mollitcr of this county
last April. Puffy claimed his home
at St. Funis. He leaves a wile.
Sherilf Wynu about a month ago
endeavored to suppress pri.e light
ing in Covington ami arrested two
principals who were about to enter
the ring, but when the case was
called in court it was dismissed by
County Attorney McAllister. Since
then Covington has been more un
lawful than ever, but the happening
last night will probably end the
sport, as the tax payers are becom
ing indignant at the amount of use
less prosecution necessary lo main
tain peace in that place.
ShcrilT Wyan tonight brought up
from Covington and lodged in
jail Jack Keefe, principal; Hilly
O lliiimell, second for Keefe; Jack
Cahill, assistant second for Hilly
the Kid, and a steamboat man
kuownjas Paddy, referee. Charles
Monroe, second for the Kid, is un
der arrest at Sioux City and will
not return without a reipiisitiou.
Complaint will be lodged against
the prisoners as soonns the coro
ner's verdict is returned.
a i ' 1 1! I b
I i.e lei,
ai: or .'-!.! a '
"I'vo li'lle. .
who be in t la-
W ho ll.ul been
alone, tin' r.iilro
-in I ; i a " works, t ! .. . v.
b ! Oi I 111 1 11 I III I-,' 111 t i'
near I'i'bth and 1..!.
about ii o'clock last night.
1 l.e man's face w is . ovelvd with
blood .Hid a revolver lay ilnv by
his side. Naturally the cl ildit-n
were scared nearly lo death, and
hurrying along the I'ttle path
through the Weeds they emerged
onto Dodge street and told the
fu st people the) met. a couple of
inmates of a low resort, of their
discovery. A police whistle was
blown by one of the women and an
ollicer hurried down tbd hill, lie
was directed to the locality and
alter looking at the bloody (ot Hi,
called the patrol wagon.
The ollicers with the stretcher
!ecoglii.ed the mail as C. P. Miller,
mayor o! South Oniah i. The doc
tor was at the jail as soon as the
wagon with the dying mayor ar
rived, and was at once ordered to
carry the patient to the Methodist
An examination showed that a la
calibre bullet had 'entered the h it
side of the forehead near the
temple and that the left e e was
l)ing down on the cheek, hanging
only by a lew shreds of Uesh. Dr.
Soiners probed for the bullet and
traced its course for a short
tam e but could not lind il.
In Mayor Miller's pockets were
found his watch, cards and docu
ments which proved his identity be
yond a doubt. The police obtained
the information that two women
who lived down near the Jones
street dump had seen the man raise
the weapon to his head and lire but
the women could not be found mid
diligent inquiry among the resi
dents of the quarter where the dy
ing man was found did not throw
any light on the subject. All the
women denied having heard a shot
Dr. Somers worked with his pa
tient for a couple of hours and when
he left the hospital to answer
another call he staled that Miller
could live but a little while. At ten
o'clock the nurses said the mayor
was still alive but that he was sink
Mayor Miller was unconscious
w hen found and remained in a com
atose condition during all the time
the doctors were working with him.
A message was sent to South
Omaha by the police and a number
iii'l 'd t!i
i an. I th
u I i . 1 1 1 1
I ! y ai eel
le.l nf Self lb--tl'U. '
tl;eor was ha-'.llv
!. Foul r a was g-u-
ept'-d ,i, t!;, -I'llltion i.l
an ! yet fh 't'i- v.. is no
II suggested lor til''
i vol Miller ha I ery lew
1 enemies and was gen-
ible t ea
ei ally 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i r -i 1 as a man ol ability
and -tel ling i-iie'i itv. Tlie more
ial tl'.e sul ject was -e 1 1 - I the more
i:e at sea the popiiht'-" seemed to e.-t,
be and ti it;' 1 ly ei nic I ut ' ed to leave the
,1s' p, bee to (bar up the mystery.
Monday ..bout I o'clock in the
afternoon Miller left his home and
had not b. i n s.mmi (Ifere srsee. He
took a motor train and was seen in
Oinab.i during t be atb r noon. Mon
day evening at rt( o'clock he tele
phoned Mrs. Miller that be was de
tained by l iisiiioss but would re
turn home within hi. hour. At the
same time he instructed Chief lleck
ett by telephone to order the gam
bling houses in thecity closed. He
was. seen on the streits ol Omaha
) esterday by .several and to all ap
pearances was enjoying lib' and
di 1 not look as if be was content
plat ing suicide.
lie was a member ol the Odd
Fellow's lodge of South Omaha,
and of the Knights of Pythias. He
was also the fnund -i' and president
of the American Protective Asso
ciation of South Omaha.
I h-is the man who had charge of
the express car on the Fnion Pa-,
cilic that was robbed at Hig Springs
in l"77. nl w liM'h i.um -In-' ca me near
losi ng fjis I i fe. ;
Miller carried on his head scar
Irom blows inflicted by the Dig
Springs robbers. After he had been
shot ataudlhey had entered the car
and ordered him to open the safe he
told (belli he could not because he
did not know Hie combination. The
sale contained tftaO.UH) in gold.
They did not believe him until the
conductor assured them that no
messenger knew the combination.
Three kegs, containing each JfJO,
(Hill in gidd, stood in the car.
" What.s in them kegs r" demanded
"Castings," was Miller's repl).
When the robbers stove in the
end of one Keg ami gold pieces
red I imI out they saw Miller had
sought to deceived them to save
the property. Out of revenge they
beat him over the head.
At it o'clock this morning he was
still alive hut rapidly sinking.
About 250 pairs in all sizes for Ladies', Misses
and Children's. It will pay you to see them.
K Q. DOVEY $ SOjN.
SALT Fake, I'tah. Oct. '-'-The dis
covery of a vein of ecxceedingly
rich silver ore in the Ivmma mine
has recalled to mind a chapter in
the history of that famous property
which came near ending in the dis
grace of the 1'nited States minister
at the court of St. Janiew, when Gen
eral Schenck was minister to Frng
land. An amazingly rich body of
ore was struck. He and his Fng
lish associates capitalized the mine
for $5,(H)u.iaii), ami for a lonjr time
the mine shipped MO tons a day of
ore that ran from 2uo to 7ik ounces
Chased a Bogus Check.
Nebraska I itv News.
1'. Frederickson, the shoe man,
on Saturday night was caught by
the bogus check racket. A small,
heavy set man. dressed in overalls,
went into the store and imiuired
(or Win. I law kc, and on being told
that he had gone to Plattsmouth
slated that he was acquainted with
llawke and wanted a pair of shoes.
Mr. Frederickson sold him a pair of
iflt.aO shoes and in payment a check
lor $la, purporting to have been
given to William Hurk by Wales iV
l.',.,l..l,... II... v..i.-..t l., file I
,.v.ivc-..,. .... v i.i.i. n,i v i.j
National bank, was tendered. It
was endorsed by Will Hurk. It was
accepted by Mr. Frederickson, who
gave the man the shoes nndifll.ad in
change. This morning it was dis
covered that the check was a for
gery. The man who passed the
check is supposed to have left
A small wreck occurred on the H.
& M. near South Hend this morning.
Nobody was hurt and hut little
damage was done.
Heechani'n pill are faithful
of friends, among them quite a
number of coiiucilmeii, hurried to
the hospital, but were denied ad
mission. Some of the mayor's
friends were so anxious to see him
that they objected strongly to the
doctor's orders, and talked so loud
that (he nurse telephoned for a po
lice ollicer who was asked to keep
the crowd quiet.
There was a rumor that some of
the gamblers in the Magic City
were responsible lor the shooting
and (he idea of suicide was scouted
by the mayor's friends.
The news of the mortal wounding
of Mayor Miller was received at
South Omaha at 7 o'clock last even
ing by Captain Van Wieatthe po
lice station. The report spread
rapidly -almost beyond belief and
in a few moments after tin- intelli
gence came N street was crowded
with iti.ciis discussing the matter
and eager for information. The
terrible event created the most in
tense excitment and was the only
theme of discussion for hours.
Wtutiors of ull kinds lloated about
and it aeeuied next to impossible to
secure information of a reliable
nature. The news wa no sudden
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church wish to announce to those
interested in t he course of entertain
ments under consideration that the .
Herger Dainty lompaiiy is not of
the regular course,!)!!! rather a trial
to test the advisabibty of proceed
ing w ith the course for the season.
1 1 "ii r the above mentioned com
pany at the church Friday evening
and decide from its merits whether
or not you wish the arrangements
lor a course of entertainments to be
Ccrtilieate is made by Chairman
Cady and Secretary It, ile)-, both of
the recent republican state con
vention, that a republican state
ticket was duly and lawfully nomi
nated. The certificate of the iioini.
nation of Die democratic and inde
pendent tickets has not yet beeu
filed witli the secretary of state.
although eleven days yet remain in
which they can be filed. It is re
ported that several candidates on
each of the delinquent tickets will
withdraw from the race.
Elm wood Fair.
Fl.MWouH, Ni l)., Sept. a.-Special
to Tut; HiiKAl.t). The second day
of the Khnwood fair was a great
success. There were 3,300 people in
attendance today. The display is
excellent and the racing first-class
Bryan RpoVe on free silver today.
Van Wyck ipeaka Thursday nttd