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SEMI W E3EKLY
THE NEWS. Estahished Nov. 5, lv.H. I
THE li Kl! A Lit, Established April 10, iWii. f
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB., MAY 0, 189(5.
VOL. IV. NO.-(58.
Consolidated Jan. 1, 1WC.
HRPPY HOME CONVERTED 10 MISERY
MRS. C. F. YALLEKY ATTEMI'TS TO
TAKE IIEIi OWN LIFE.
Nil- M: VUiline 1IT Mother In Thin
Wliffi Sif KiuliuI the C.'oiiM-nts of
: llcxotT Into HT Head At 4:30
Slip Wan still Alive, but From Her In
jury It SeeniH L-ath Must Knnue.
From Saturday's Daily
Shortly after 2 o'clock today the sad
news was quickly spread oi" thedeath of
Mrs. Coon Vallery, at the home of her
mother in this city, under circum
stances particularly distressing1 to rela
tives and friends Since the birth of
her lat tvle, about three months ago,
ghe had not been perfectly natural
mentall3-,tut kind treatment and care
ful miffing had gladdened the hearts
of hvr relatives by abundant indica
tions of returning reason. Her de-
voted husband humored everywhim
that seemed conducive to her im
provement. She was visiting her
mother, Mrs Nicman, today and went
up stairs where she found a loaded re
volver. It is said she then came down
and walked out in the yard and then
went back into the house again, and,
without a word, placed the revolver
to her temple and fired a deadly bullet
into her brain, which must end a
blameless life, and send to the better
world an alTectionate wife and loving
mother. Three children Fred, past
five years of age; Max, three years,
and the baby, a lovely child only three
months old, who will never know the
lender caresses of a mother, will soon
be left lehind, for while the lamp of
life had not gone out at 4:'M recovery
was thought to be impossible.
I.AII TO II KK LAST KKST
I':itli aixl O I .! u iH of Mrs, C. V. Yalll-ry
A Very S1 C'ae.
From Monday's iaily
The shot from a revolver fired by
hor own hand, mention of which was
made Saturday, resulted in the death
of Mrs. C. R Vallery at the home of
her mother, Mrs. Neiman, at 5 o'clock
Saturday evening. This is the saddest
death it has leen the duty of The
News to chronicle. Mrs. Vallery was
a Kind and dutiful wife and mother,
whose friends were legion. Prior to
her marriage she was a resident of
I'lattsinouth, where 6he attended
ki;hool and was a member of the best
The funeral took placo from the
home of hzr mother at - o'clock this
afternoon, ilev. liurpess of the Epis
copal chu-ch officiating, nm'jilcr
iiKM.t was made in the new Oak Hill
It was one of the most largelj at
tended funerals that ever took place
in this city. The News joins with
the many friends of the bereaved
family in extending its sincere sym
pathy. Death of L. C Curtis.
L. C Curtis died at his home on
North Sixth street at 5 o'clock Sunday
evening after an illness of several
months with a disease which baffled
the most skilled physicians of Chicago
and Omaha as well as this city, the X
rays having been applied to his case
Dr. Schildknecht urged the family
to allow a post mortem examination,
owing to the peculiar ailment from
which Mr. Curtis had suffered, and
the matter was agreed to. The doctor
invited Drs. Livingston and Cook and
- a physician from Philadelphia who is
in the city visiting Dr. Livingston,
and a very satifactory operation was
performed, which proved the correct
ness of the diagnosis, viz: that cancer
of the stomach was the ailment which
caused death. The stomach was en
tirely closed by the cancerous growth,
so that the patient literally starved to
de ith. lie had been "unable to tako
nourishment for thirteen days.
L. C. Curtis was a straightforward
and honorable citizen who commanded
tho respect of a large number of friends.
jfoing a member in good standing of
MeConihie post G. A. II. and the Ma
sonic looge of this city. He was born
in Watorbury, Conn., in 1S1.J. Mr
Curtis has an excellent army record.
having served eight years. He first
inlisted as private in Company K,
Twentieth regiment, Connecticut Vol
unteers on August 12, 1802, and after
being honorably discharged reinlisted
in Company C, Third United States
Volunteer artillery, and was dis
charged at Omaha December 14, 1SGS.
He was married to Miss Melvina Hyde
at Glen wood, la,, in 1S71 and seven
children were born, all of whom arc
now living. The family removed from
Glenwood to Weeping Water, and
after a residence of a short time at
that place wont back to Mr. Curtis'
oid home in Conneticut. and from
there came to I'lattsmouth. where they
have resided for thirteen jears.
Tho funeral took place Tuesday
afternoon at two o'clock and was
be conducted under the auspices
cf the Masonic lodge and Grand Army
p.st. Ucv. Kurd preached tho fun
eral sermon. A large number of sym
pathetic friends join with the family
in their sad bereavement.
ltd Accident ear Liberty.
L'.berty, the first station east of Wy
raore, was visited by a terrible- water
snout last night. Four inches of
V n a fe w' minutes and a cul
v, was washed out on the 13. & M.
track. A freight train coming along
yhilo the storm was at its height
enged into the breach, and the con-
-cfior and engineer were killed and
.i tho fireman is thought to have been
fatally injured. It is the woret wieek
the li. & M has suffered for years
FROM THE CYCLONE CENTER.
John Kobbina Write Vividly and Inter
estingly of the Storm.
Clay Centeu, Apr. 30, 1890. Ac
cording to promise I write you con
cerning a trip ofer the track of the
recent cyclone which occurred be
tween here and Clifton, Kas., near a
point called Morganville.
I, in companj' with Chas. Williams
of this city and J. A. IJenson of Lin
coln, one of the publishers of the Pace
maker, the publication for which I am
traveling, left here at 9 a. m. and ran
out to the district, a distance of about
The first place visited was that of
Andrew Johnson. He had lost his
barn, corn crib and other out-buildings,
all of which are a total loss. Mr.
Johnson and boys were in the base
ment of a large barn, while his wife
and two little children were in the
house. The barn was destroyed en
tirely, and a portion of the house was
taken, but none of the family were in
jured. Just across the road from here was
a house and barn of an old Indian
medicine man. The entire contonta of
the house and barn, with buildings
and all, were dumpod into a field fully
forty rods away. Just back of where
the house stood was a cave that
opened to the southwest, into which
the family had gone, and a hole about
5x8 feet was blown or torn out of the
back end of this as if a doorway had
been made down through. No one
Of all the sights seen on the trip the
worst was found on the place of Frank
Peterson, who lost his wife and two
children. Whore the house stood
there is not a particle of timber left,
and the way it is scattered and broken
is enough to make one turn away and
shudder at the terribleness of the
force. We passed a point up across
the field, about eighty rods from the
ruins, where for fully twenty rods
along a hedge fence was a sight that
was indeed interesting. It was a point
direct from tho ruins in the track of
the storm. This hedge was one solid
mass of cornstalks, pieces of furniture.
clothing, and every sort of trinket and
household necessity, from a doll dress
to a looking glass, all plastered and
matted together in such a solid mass
that it was almost impossible to extri
cate a piece. We saw a wagon with
all the spokes of one wheel knocked
out, the tire and feloe still hanging to
it, and not another thing hurt, the
feloo being perfectly good. Again, we
saw where wagon spokes, limbs of
treos, piecus of buildings and parts
of wagons had been driven into the
ground to a depth that made it impos
sible for two cf us to pull them out.
Another funny thing was to soo two
rabbits strung up in the same tree
with pieces of a limb stuck through
them. Another thing was to see a
row of tall, slender cottonwood trees
tanding squarelr in the path, entirely
untouched, and on each side heavy
apple and cottonwood trees torn up by
Well, I guess this is sufficient to
give you an idea oi wnat the etorm
was like. Had I not been laid out for
a week at Stella, Neb., I would have
been at Creston or Morganville on the
Saturday night the storm took place.
As it was, I was at a point about ten
miles east and had to come around
this way because of the bad roads
caused bv the terrible rain that fol
I have had a curiosity to see a
cj'clone, but may the Lord keep me
from viewing such ruin and destruc
tion as results from a storm like this.
None but those who saw it are able to
comprehend what they are.
I left I'lattsmouth April t lor Cedar
Creek and have since covered nearly
1.0M miles awheel, besides laying off
six days on account of a broken axel.
I go from here to l-.mporia, Kas.,
thence to Wichita and Ellsworth, from
which point I strike for the north line
of this state and go through to Den
ver. I expect to reach there by May
30 to June 10, barring accidents. From
there I go to Cripple Creek, Cheyenne
and down through Nebraska, follow
ing the Union Pacific through to North
Platto, Kearney, etc., down to Omaha
and through Western Iowaand North
western Missouri and then home. This
route 1 expect to cover in about three
or four months.
John D. Uobbins.
SI'AKKS FROM Til K WIRES.
Mrs. Looth-Tucker is improving at
A mob lynched Will Bendy at Beau
Italian troops defeated the Abyssin
ians at Barachet.
A strike is in progress at the New
port News shipyard.
Forest fires have done much damage
noar Plymouth, Mass.
Electricians will join the Milwaukee
stroet railway strikers.
Tne wife of John Stetson, the
theatrical manager, died at Boston.
The labor demonstrations at Hyde
Park, London, proved a failure.
Ex-Governor EcKinley will spend
the summer at Soabright, N. J.
Isaac Williams, Colored, was burned
to death in a jail atClaxton, Ga.
Cheap Kate to Langdon, Mo.
The B. & M. will sell tickets each
Saturday and Sunday and good for re
turn to the following Monday for $2.55
for the round trip; this rate will con
tinue in effect until October 31. Now
is your chance to go fishing.
W. L. Pickett, Agent.
Kheuuiatiflin Cured in a Iy.
"Mystic Cure" for Rheumatism and
Neuralgia radically cures in one to
three days. Its action upon the sys
tem is remarkabio and mysterious. It
removes at once the cause and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits, 75 cents.
Sold by F. G. Fricke & Co., druggists,
The home property in block 75,
Plattsmouth, owned by the late George
Frank. Apply to Katio Frank, P.J.
Hansen or Bceson & Root.
Plattsmouth, April 2).
Leads the procession with the largest
and best line of
He birys his buggies and carriages in car load lots, for cash, and
has no competition in prices or values in this county. He is also the
onl' man who sells the genuine old-fashioned "Oak Tanned" leather
harness, hand-made and warranted by a man who is here to stay.
Gorder sells the "Sechler" Bicycle. You should remember that
he carries the largest assortment of the lest gotxls.
(Successor to FRED
The Cedar Creek Mills
C. C. PARMELE, Receiver.
CLAUS BREKENFELD, Mgr.
Highest cash price paid for wheat, and the
best flour ever made in Nebraska given in
Custom work specially cared for. Give
the new management
buy now other flour.
Ask Your Dealer For
Dame fashion has displayed a wonderful amount of
good common sense in dictating the st les of clothing
for men and boys this season. The Suits and Over
coats are not too long nor too hort. The Trousers are
neither to wide nor too narrow.
Our present stock displays the best tafte, the high
est skill, and the most reliable materials that we have
THERE'S A LOOK of the right sort about it A
FEEL of the right kind A FIT, .STYLE and WORK
MANSHIP of the highest perfection. In fact the Cloth
ing has genuine merit.
Every Suit or Overcoat that leaves our store is
ready to do its full dut3r, and do it honestly.
You are sure to receive more value, style and ser
vice for your expenditure with us than i- uuallj' given
for a third more money.
The Say-so of this ad. is the Do so of the store.
We might talk for hours about the quality and
price, but nothing we could say is half so convincing as
the garments, which speack for themselves.
A handsome gold watch given away FREE to all
our customers. Get particulars at our store.
JOE and FRANK
CLOTHIERS m FURNISHERS,
Waterman Blk., Plattsmouth.
- HARD COAL.
Mis sour Coal, Genuine Canon City Coal
Leave orders at F. S. White'
GORDER & SON,
a trial and you will
Cedar Creek Flour.
H. D. TRHUIS.
ATTORNEY : AT : LAW,
Plattsmouth. N afc.
Practice Inall thecourt9 State and Fed ral
Prompt attention glren to all busi
ness entrusted to him.
NEW GOODS ARE ARRIVING DAILY.
NEW DRESS GOODS AND SILKS.
ALL KINDS OF WASH FABRICS,
Novelties Carpets, Shirt Waists.
Some of the new novelties are the Mattings, Rugs, Oilcloths, Lino- We will have hundreds of these on
Victoria Laco Lawns, Jaconet Duch- leumns. Window Shades, Hosiery, our counters by March 15. Wait and
esse. Dimities, Argandros, Silk Striped Underwear, Ribbons, Laces, Corsets, See our line Before Purchasing.
Challies, Printed Swis. Also the most Embroideries, Ties, etc. Agents for
complete line of Prints, Dark Percales, Gags Down Corset Waists, also sole I inr". P.orvr
Light Percales, Sateens, Ginghams, Agents for Butterick's Patterns. 1-men Liep I.
etc. etc. March Number Now Ready. Bleached Damask, Napkins to
Match, Handkerchief Linen, Pillow
. !- Case Linen, Embroidery Damask,
Curtain department bhOe Dep t. Cashes, etc., and a Complete Lineof
Hundreds of Beautiful Lace Cur- We have the Finest Lineof La- StaPle Linens,
tains and Tapestry. The first batcn aies', Misses and Childrons' Shoes in
of Draperies nave just rolled in on us Town. We sell "Budds'," Babies and ButtOnS
fresh. .Bright, clean, boautifving Childrens Shoes, the Largest Shoe
things; Art Denims, Dotted Swiss, Plant in the World. Are the correct thing for Dress
Silkalines, Cretonnes. Trimming. All sizes, from ampin's
head" to a ''dinner opiate." More or
: Umbrellas lessof course
9hppt? Beautiful beaded Gimps in all col-
' From 49c up. Parasole in Black, ors to match the new Spring Goods.
And Pillow Cases. "Life is too and a Handsome Line of Colored
Short"' to make these Goods. We have Goods in Plain. The New "Dres-denM p . i-rfori rk 'q P5terrc
them in Stock all ready for Use, just effects, also the now Umbrella made OUlierlUK 5 rdliemS
as Cheap as you can Buy the Goods by for Nebraska Winds, won't turn inside Can be had at our store. March
the Yard or make them. out. number now ready.
In conclusion we invite you to call and see the finest, largest and
most caretully selected
B. G. DOVEY
NEW : ADVERTISEMENTS.
For Your Protection
e positively state that this
.enie'.ly uWs uot contain
mercury or any other in
N'hhhI ( atrrl
is a local disease and is the
result of colds sudden cli
Ely's Cream Balm
( pens and cleanses the nasal passages, al-
lys pain and inflammation. heals the sores,
protects the membrane from colds, restores the
senses of taste and smell. The 15alm is quickly
absorbed and gives relief at one. Trice 5oc at
Druggists or by mail.
ELY BROTHERS. r Warren St.. N. V.
UINDERCORNS Th th Ptm Cm "nf
Corns. Stop all pain. Make waikmf eav. lc at Orurgi3a.
Clean and beamifie the hate
Promote m luxuriant ffrowth.
Nffver Fails to Bertore Gray
Hair to ita Youtnrui voior.
Cure, scalp diMKt At hair fulling
filic.and l.i at Pnigpnt.
It too areCONSUMPTIVE "to
Jndiireotion, 1'ainful ills or lN-bilny of any kind use
FABJCEH'S OINOEB TONIC. Many who were iiolW
k nilc-kMi-!-'. K.ell.h Plaaaond Rrantf.
Tv OrtHntl and Only tienulne
?S.X. arr &iv&va rdikble. LAOits ask
, it KtA lii-ufffrtat Cor Cic Hester m Ktuitixk Ihn j
Ihoxea. iwaled with blue ribttou. Take
tumM and imitutvrtt. Al IruKK"". or rtd 4 c-
io manii particular, tentimooitus
KWlef for l.a.llr,' m Utter, rtm
m .i a it ikiui T..jiiiBAfiiali JVdaaa iiatr.
CI I cheater cLeoalcml CMd1m Kj ui.d,
by ail Lacal nruggma- f iliaaa,. rfc
THE CITY HOTEL,
HANS GOOS, Proprietor.
Rates, One Dollar Pen Day.
First-class Bar in connection. The best ol ac
Conimodatious for transients.
Our stock la complete in all lines and e
Invite our friends to look it over. We wll
endeai'or to please you. Call and see us.
STRE1GHT S SATTLER,
(Successors to Henry Boeck.)
The News' want column brings the
desired results. Try it.
Stock ever brought to
Reminds one that it is time to think of...
J3ae I3all? iCtc.
We would like to remind you that we are
loaded on these goods and our prices are
right, too. We have iron wagons in seven
sizes. If there were any more sizes make
we'd have them. We show a large assort
and considering the great number we have
sold lately, our prices and goods must be
about . right. We have them at $5, $4, $3,
$2.50, $2.25 down to 50c.
Lehnhof f Bros.,
"The News" three
months for 25 cents.
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