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About Plattsmouth herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1892)
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THE CLERKS 111 SESSION.
Tho County Clerks of tho I'.lato
WHAT THEY ASK FOR.
They W.int New Laws P;r I hy Nh
Coming L( gislaturu 'ft talrln;,'
to County Qtfici r .
Othur News Itenij
VMin tho Clerks
Tin- ;is (M'i;ilioti i f county lcrk
tf Nfl-r.i.-Kii v;i ciillc I to (i,(Ut a
iltle aft t U o'clock Tin h liy nftT
lioon in tlic I n'';c court room
nt Lincoln liy I'residi-nt J I.
WdoiIh of Lancaster comity.
1'red J. SaeKctt of DoiiI im county
his jil.icc ;t mvreiary, ami then tin
lilisiiu'HM licn'an t' H'1"'1"'- I'li'i'ly
tltrce counticH were represented.
Tlic executive lioanl reported and
recoininended two proposed anieiid
inentH to the nta'.nterf he approved,
copies of them printed and their
pa.H.ij;r tilled upon the legisla
ture. The fii'Jt is tin (intendment to
section in reference to Hiilaric.
j.-t ainendi'd, it would provide Hint
in counties where fees exceed If'J.lKHI
rich for the clerk, treasure r' mid
Hlicrilf $1,3)0 for the county jude,
nil excess nliall br paid into the
treasury; that in all tounties where
tilt population is over 'J.'i,(XK) the
treasurer tdiall reci ve !f.t,(KK( si year,
and lie furnished assistants whose
combined salary Hhall not be over
fA-llH); the Hhenir S'J.JtX), jail tfttard
and one deputy, with a salary of
f'.toO; the clerk $2,500, and onedepnly
with salary of$l,C00; the county
judge, fees not to exceed $2,000 und
assistants whose combined salaries
Shall not exceed $1,000. The further
provision is made that if the work
requires additional assistants, the
oflicer may keep from the fees the
mount necessary to pay them, not
over $700 each a year, except in
counties of over 70,000 inhabitants,
where salaries are to be fixed by
the board. In no case shall ollicers
receive more than the fees actually
collected by them respectively, ex
cept in counties having 70,000 in
habitants or over. The number of
deputies or assistants, the necessity
for them and their pay to be deter
mined by the commissioners.
The other proposed amendment
provides that in counties having
over 70,(X)0 inhabitants the oflicers
ahull be supplied by tlw cnmiuis
' Mioncrn with the necessary help,
micli help to be paid monthly from
the general fund of the county,
These were appraved and will be
presented to the legislation and a
strong ciiort made to bring ubout
The election of ofiicera resulted
a follows: President, R. N. Tag
part of Otoe county; vice president,
U.K. Stein of Clay; secretary, F.J.
Sackett of Douglas; treasurer, John
Kavanagh of Greel.
The legislature was recommended
to adopt a standard blank for war
ranty deed, quit claim tired and
real estate and chattle mortgages
and release of each. '
One resolution recommended
reducing by 50 per cent the number
of official and sample ballots to be
provided, and the amendment of
the election law to provide that a
man unable to mark his ballot may
have the assistance of one election
oflicial who shall mark it asdirected
by the voter and in the presence of
The recommendation was made
that a law be passed that no plat of
sub-division of land for town or
city lots be tiled unless it had at
tached the certificate of the county
clerk and treasurer and clerk ol the
district court that no ttnsatilicd
liens, judgments, mortgages or un
paid taxes were on it.
It was urged that there be regis
Irntion of votes only in cities of the
second class having lO.nm inhab
itants or over.
It was recommended that the reg
ister of deeds be required to keep a
Heparin!'' bonk for recording me
It was recommended that section
.'til, chapter 1-. of the statutes of 1 S 1
be amended to read: "Any warrant
drawn after " per cent, of the
amount levied for the year is ex
haustcd and where there are no
funds in the treasury for the pay
ment of the same, shall not be
chargeable as against the county,
but may be collected by civil action
from the county board making the
B ime, or any member thereof."
The question of assessing for
taxes caused much discussion, ami
a resolution was adopted asking
that the law be made to declare all
assessments at actual value, to be
under the direction of the county
clerk, unless- otherwise provided;
that household furniture only to
the amount actually necessary to
iii;iuam me i;miu Nhui iv
I Main tl
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riort. mat ail personal piopcny
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belTted and assessed where found,
except railroad property and such
as is required to be a-scs-rd by (In
state board ; a nd I ha t some intelli
gent system of keeping an account
between the clerk and the treasurer
be provided. The provision for a
p -ii. illy fur assessors not living up
to the law was I'm, illy adopted. j
Thi" next meeting will be held in j
l'i ;. t ln-"l'i''i a u" e iwli etue. Uniwn ,V
b.ii let unaraMic- it .
' I'm f-t range, 'tis passing strange,
that the good liti.ens of l'latls
month will go to our neighboring
village to purchase their supply ol
china and qiieeiiswaie when they
can get almost e er.s thing in that
line as cheap or cheaper at ISeunelt
Tult's and s.ivr time and car fane
PEOPLE AND AFFAHJS.
At the meeting ol the V. K'. C.
Saturday afternoon at the ( 1. A. K.
hall the following ntlieers were
elected: President, Mi s. Sarah Me
ld wain; senior vice, Mrs. Maggie
Leach; junior vice, Mrs. Kniily Dix
on; treasurer, Mrs. Kale McMaken;
chaplain, Mrs. Sarah I'a. rigan; con
ductress, Mrs. Ellen Ilickson;
guard, Mrs. Augusta 1 !ates;delegate
Mrs. Maggie Melvin; alternate, Mrs.
I.iiienlii C ull.
The air at VCeavcrly Saturday
was hot, in spite of the cold weather
with great ears of com hustling
through the atmosphere. A husk,
ing match between Merman
Straight and Joe Swearingeu. The
match was for $50 ami the contest
took place in a rough, weedy field
which would not run over twenty
live bushels to the acre. The con
test took place at 7:15 in the morn
ing and continued with two stops
of live minutes each until II: 15 when
Straight had out husked Swearin
geu and the contest was ended. Six
loads were husked and weighed,
S im Wiilker was the weigh-inaster
and the result astonished the na
tives. About fifty fartnerH were
present to witness the match and
see that a correct count was kept.
The result was as follows: Straight
LU bushel and 10 pounds; Swearin
geu 111 bushel and 45 pounds. Over
live acres were gone over by Straight
to get the amount of corn. The
match was very exciting and the
red ears whistled through the air
with n velocity thatcaused the airto
grow warm in the vicinity of the
The citizens of Plattsntouth seem
to pay but little attention to the
mayor's proclamation. One half ol
the Hidewalks in the city are in a
dangerous condition and if the par
ties who own the property tin not
see fit to clean their walks the city
officials should see that fihe ordi
nance is enforced.
WILL HKTRIRI) ati;le.nvooi.
The grand jury returned an in
dictment against William Mawhor,
charging him with causing the
death of Mrs. Mawhor No. 5 at Sid
ney Iowa, by administering with in
tent to murder a fatal dose, or dos
es, of strychnine. As soon as the
indictment was read to Mawhor his
attorney filed a motion for a
change of venue on the ground
that the public of Fremont county
was prejudiced against his client.
The change of venue was granted,
and the trial will take place in Mills
county. Mawhor was taken to
Glenwood, la., Sunday morning. As
he stepped upon the train he wept
like a child, saying that he had
rather stand trial in his own county
than among strangers. He was in
charge of two deputy tdicritTs and
was accompanied by his attorney.
Mawhor will remain in jail at Glen
wood until January, when his trial
will be held.
M.J. Dolph, an employe nt the
blind iustitue at Nebraska City was
jesterday adjudged insane.
Laura Morton, granddaughter of
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, died at
Arbor Lodge yesterday, aged H.
Together with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Mark Morton of Chicago, t-he
went to Nebraska City to spend
Thanksgiving ami was taken with
scarlet fever, the result of which
has changed a meeting looked for
ward to with brightest anticipation
into deepest gloom.
Michael Schussler. who shot his
wife at Dunbar about a year ago
and who was aftei wards sentenced
to the penitentiary for three years
by Judge Chapman on his pleading
guilty to the charge, will make ap
plication for a pardon on the "Mil
of this month. Nebraska City
Invitations are out lor a dance to
be given St. Johns Day by the Ma
sonic lodge of this citv.
Among the operators who lctt !
their keys in the Koc.k Island strike I
were the two men employed at the
station at South ltend. A substi
tute was at once sent to the station
from Lincoln, but when the new
man went out in quest of something
to eat he found that the strikers had
so arranged mallets with the in-
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I lain i .11 1 is oi i lie village uiai lie was
unaMc to proruiv even a in. nith fill.
I'll is state of iitl'.i i i s was more than
lie rightfully anl ic i a ted, so he im
mediately "shut up shop" ;,, h'lt
town. At last ,evo:iuts tin station
was without mi operator or an
S. P. Hollow. iy today received a
check for jjdsu bark pension and
hereafter he will draw per month.
Sweet cider, niinee meat, cranber
ries, apple butter and everything
good at liennett A Tint's.
Tin- Nebraska Stale Hoard of
Agricultural will hold its regular
annual w inter meeting and corn ex
hibit in Lincoln January 17, lv.ilt
The corn exhibit will be held in the
Grant memorial hall oi the state
university. This meeting will re
main in session from two to three
l'l if. Ml A n elegant stock to select
front at llkinv.. Alt.kiv'i;tT'rf.
.should i-K i .Mi- Tin; l i.koio.
Herl Pollock, of Plattsntouth, was
doing business in this vicinity the
first of this week, and as he looked
at the storm Wednesday evening
from our office window he mur
mured. "I am wishing myself at
home now," while tears as large as
walnuts chased each other down
his cheeks anil beat great holes in
Peter Kveladd, of Murdock, was
transacting business in the county
A number of the merchants have
window displays, that sire tine,
and which causes the many pedes
trians to stop and admire them.
KtTorts are being made for the
pardon of Hermann Shrader who
was sentenced to the penitentiary
for a term of six years by Judge
Chapman. Shrader was convicted
of horse stealing and the act it was
claimed was done while he was
under the inlluence of liquor. The
petion is being numerously signed.
Remember that Snyder has the
nicest line of goods for presents.
1'ICIt, KAKBAXD KACY.
A voluptous, fervent, and jucy
breach of promise suit is on trial at
Lincoln. The parties to it are
Thomas A. Stratton and Florence
Kva Dole. The case was tried last
April, when the young lady was
given a verdict of $12,X)0 damages
by the jury, whose tender hearts
were wrung with anguish for the
young lady's disappointment. The
judge set aside the verdict on the
ground that it was excessive, and
granted a new trial. All their love
letters are being aired, aud the
court room has the fragrence of a
sorghum mill. Most of his began,
"My Dear Little Girl," or "My Dar
ling Girl," and her's breathe a fer
vent love for him indicating that
she regarded him as the only man
in the world. Her story is that
when she came to Lincoln from her
home in Hitchcock county to visit
his mother, Stratton came to her
room and seduced her. lie says
he intimated to her that he wanted
a women as pure as the driven
snow for his wife, and that she then
and there confessed that she had
been intimate with two other men.
This broke the engagement, and
since the former trial Stratton has
been looking for the two men in
question for witnesses, but litis not
Celluliod novclily.s and ctlluliold
st 1 1 colors in sheets tit Drown & Har
rett. The couple from Light Mile
Grove that went away yesterday
but it was with the consent of the
An officer from Council ItlulTs
was in the city today serving sub
pnenacs on several different parties
in the case of Fra.er vs. J. Deuson
and several parties. Those who
have been waited upon will not go
Among the numerous goods for
the holidays Dennett A Tut t will
have fresh oysters and celery.
An elegant stock of gold and sil
ver watches for ladies aud gentle
men, jewelry, silverware and clocks
suitable for holiday presents at
Snyders jewelry and drugstore'
Dennett A : Tutt will be well sup
plied with candies, nittstand fruits
for the holidays. All of which will
be stfld cheap.
W. L. Drown, formerly of this city
but now of Lincoln, is attending
children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
Wlit'ti I'siby was sick, mt rovi' hT lmtcnn.
Whim bIio was ft ChiM, ulio cried for Castnria,
V'hfn b!ip tirvamo J'.i.ti, f lie i-hinj; to Ciistour.,
VChta shr had Chil.lrvn, kIii- cavp tlirm l.'.uii ori.
P 3 Si
Havo you thought over what you want for your friends? Eight here
it may be proper to suggest a few items in our
line, useful and generally appreciated.
SPREADS IN 64
Table Linens and Napkins.
Muffs. We have a fine line.
A nice Dress Pattern is always appropri
ate. Wc have a choice line.
Shawls. A good
the finest LIIT3 GF .
a r pets Cy
LINOLEUMS OIL CLOTHS-
o RUGS X
V T0 BE F0UND IN THE CITY' .
THE POPULAR ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER
HAS RECEIVED A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
HOLIDAY : GOODS,
Among which are some of the Prettiest and Most Unique Things for Presents.
THE IMPORTED DOMESTIC
Go Everywhere else,
not satisfied that
JOE, THE ONE-PRICE CLOTHIER,
STADELMAIIIIS BLOCK. - PLATTSMOUTII, NEB.
AND 4-8 CHFNILLE.tImUanBaskes'
lino to select from.
BEAT ANYTHING IN THE CITY OF
says Joe, and then come to me and if you are
I Beat them all, I will not ask you to buy.
KM IJROII) K K D IIDKFS.,
And Chiffon Handkerchiefs
in the newest and latest shades.
, SILK TJKS,
Perfumery : Extract,
Ladies' Silk Mittens,
IFHSriE : SHOES,
A Fine Line of these Goods.
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