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HE I1EUALL), Established April 10. 1864. fUOn9llaalea Jan' 1S95-
PLATTSMOUTH, NEB., JUNE 26, 1897.
VOL. V. NO. 81.
HARTLEY FOUND GUILTY.
Jury In the Hartley Case Urlngs In Ver
tli t Of tiutlty of Kml-lment.
'i h Bat ticy jury re.tched a verdict
at K):,5 o'clock yesterday morning,
after heiug nl niuee 5:30 p. ra. Mon
day. Tho verdict found iho defend
ant guilty, wa charged in the third
count of vho information, of convert
ing money of tho statu lo his own use
as nn individual while holding the
office of btnto treasurer, trie amount
of t.he om!iezz,;lment lelng Cxed at
Nuurly twenty minutes was con
sumed in notifying the defendant and
h ia attorneys iind getting them into
court. After the verdict was read by
clerk I'Yank the jury was polled at the
request of defendant's attorneys, and
each member of the jury, as his name
wa. called, answered "ves" to the
question, "Is this and was it your ver
dict?" Tho defendant has three days with
in which to file a motion for a new
trial, and the hearing on this motion
will undoubtedly be had before court
udiourns for the term.- In case the
motion is overruled sentonce will be
passed, and this will unquestionably
he followed bv an appeal to the
supreme court with a request that the
defendant be released on bond, pend
ing the decision of the supreme court.
Three For Acquittal.
It was learned that on the fi'st bal
lot after the jury retired Monday night
the jury stood nine to three, the three
being for acquittal. It is stated on
good authority that the three men
who voted for acquittal were John W.
Stiles. Charles Tompsett and Christ
Stieyer. The last ballot yesterday
morning, before a verdict was reached
stood eleven to one, the man who held
out being Christ Steiger, who is re
ported to have said he would stand
out lor acquittal until hades froze
Tho amount of money which Hartley
is convicted of embezzling is probably
reached by giving Bartlett credit for
tho $.VI,imm) which ho claimed to have
checked into the general fund from
his private account in the Omaha Na
tional Bank. The amount of money
he was accused of embezzling was
$20I,S4.0o and it appears that a slight
error was made in the computation,
making the figures in the "cents"
column "4o" instead of "05."
Hartley Uoen to Jail.
After the verdict of the jury had
been entered in tho record Judge
Baker issued an order releasing Bart
ley's boni for his appearance in eourt
and remanded him to jail to await
sentence. This proceeding was some
thing of a surprise to the defendant
and his attorneys and they promptly
tool; an exception to the order of the
court, but Hartley was turned over to
Sheriff McDonald and about noun he
was taken to the county jail and plac
ed under the charge of the county
SAVAGELY BITTEN BY A DOG.
Pearl Welly, One of ''The News" Carrier
Hoy. Beverly Injured.
Yesterday evening, Pearl Weld,
the 10 jear-o!d eoi of Mr. Weldy, the
electric light man, started out with a
bundle of evening papers which he
carries in tho 5th ward. Dave Young
was driving out that way and the boy
was given a ride. On arriving near
the McConkcy place, tho boy got out
to start on his round, when ha was set
up u by the black cur dog belonging
to Mr. MeConkey and was seriously
bitten. The vicious animal grabbed
the buy alvo tho kueo on the back
part of his limbs and sunk his teeth
deep into the flesh, in one placo tear
ing out and devouring a large piece.
Both limbs were torribly lacerated
and the boy would unquestionably
have been killed had not Mr. Young
looked hack ajd hurried to tne Bcene
in time lo b3at liie blood thirsty brute
off. lie loaded tho boy into the wag
on, took h'm homo, and Dr. S child
tnocht was called who soon had the
wounOs nicely di eased. Mr. Weldy
went after tne dog and it was soon
found and was dispatched with the
consent of Mr. McConke3r.
The 1'olire Kept Huny.
- The police had a joyous time last
night. Two specials were sworn in,
and as a result of their industry, five
distu'-bers ef the peace were gathered
Johu Carnts was arrested on a
charge of disturbing the peace. He
was tried, found guilty and fined $5
and costs, amounting to SI 3. 70. He
was sent to jail, but about midnight
concluded to pay his fine and was re
Kit Birdcall and Gid Archer were
found guiity and assessed $10 and costs
each, amounting to $15.30. Their
fine was klittlo larger on account of
obs t r o pc ro u jC4 i d u c t .
- Cliff Beiiier and Ross Little pleaded
guilty nd wera given t5 and costs
each, amounting to 10.30, which they
-" will board out.
In the Ingwerson-Harshman case,
tried by C'liapiuaa while on the bench,
an appeal was tnken to his allow
ance of $75 to A. N. Sullivan and the
supremo court again reversed the
noted jurUt. If any of Chapman's
decision are found to be correct, we
will call atteation to the fact.
IN HLMORT OF JOSEPH FLANS BURGH
By his comrade, C. W. Green.
At rest, at rest in peace with God,
One comrade more beneath the sod:
From labor called to heavenly rest,
lie now will be with Christ a guest.
At rest, sweet rest, with God in peace.
Where all is well and joys increase;
Our comrade's gone from mortal sight
To gain the throng of saints in light.
At rest, at rest from every foe
A It in to earth that augured woe;
From company "H" and native heath
He mustered out to wear a wreath.
At rest, at rest for evermore.
From battle strife and trials sjre;
He's called away from earthly ties
To join the friends up in the skis.
At rest, at rest from years of pain.
That's crystalized in sweet refrain;
His foul did rise and soar away
And left behind the mortal clay.
A t rest, at rest for evermore.
To be with one just gone before:
To walk the streets all paved with gold
And clasp the hand with saints enrolled.
At rest, at rest the body lies.
'Till Christ shall come and bid it rise;
And with the blest we'll meet again.
With garments washed of every stain.
WOMAN ASSAILED BY AN EAGLE.
An Aged Lady Near Council Bluffs Has a
Word came from Honey Creek, near
Council Bluffs yesterday, says the
Omaha Bee, that Mrs. Martenson,
nearly 70 yean old, had a desperate
encounter with an immense eagle, and
received injuries that her friends
fear will prove fatal. Mrs. Martenson
was working in her garden about the
middle of the afternoon end was in a
6tooping posture at her work When
the eagle swooped down and fastened
its talons in her back, and spread its
broad wings in a desperate effort to
carry her off bodily. The woman
shrieked with pain and fright, and be
gan a desperate fight with the hugh
bird.; The eagle showed no disposi
tion to release its hold, although the
woman hit it a number of blows with
her hoe by striking backward over
her shoulders. The blows only seemed
to madden it, and it buried its beak
repeatedly in the flesh of her neck and
face. She finally -succeeded in deliv
ering a blow with ber hoe that struck
the big bird on the Deck and partially
stunned it and the eagle flew away.
Mrs. Martenson fell to the ground in
a dead faint, and remained there un
til she was found sometime after by
members of the family.
Tha eagle has been seen in the vi
cinity a Dumber of times. Several
farmers have gone gunning for the
bird, but have never been able to get
within rifle range of it. Those who
have seen it say i.t is a golden eagle,
the largest of the family of the king
of birds, that cla'ins no particular
spot on earth as its home, but mi
grates from one country to another.
Another explanation of its presence
in this vicinity is the theory that it
has escaped from captivity somewhere
and being hungry made a mistake in
picking out an adult human being in
stead some of the farm stock upon
which it had been feeding, and had
not discovered the difference until it
had fastened its talons in Mrs. Mor
ten son's back.
An Interesting: Service.
We attended the festival of corpus
Christ! at the Catholic Bohemian
church, of Plattsmouth, Sunday last.
Entering the jhurch we found the in
side beautifully decorated with branch
es a', forest trees, in fact it reminded
us of being in a forest grove. The
altar was loaded from top to bottom
with rare pot flowers ; and beautiful
roses and nowers oi ait description, a
veritable flower garden, and about
fifty burning candles mixed among
the flowers made a eight to behold
Precisely at 10 o'clock the Catholic
society headed by the Bohemian band
marched from their hall to the church
High mass was celebrated by the Rev.
Borr, who also preached an excellent
sermon. The church choir with Miss
J and a as organist, excelled them
selves After mass the procession
formed, some forty young girls with
little baskets full of flowers headed
the procession strewing the flowers
all over the church. They were fol
lowed by the St. Agnes and St. Mary
society of young ladies. After this
Rev. Borr dressed in Benediction robes
carrying the remonstrance with the
blessed sacriment enclosed by eight
altar boys dressed in their surplices
of black and white. Next inline came
the Saint James, Saint John, and the
Catholic workmen societies with their
beautiful banners and dressed in their
regalias. The procession marched
through the isles of the church, the
bell ringing, the organ accompanied
by half a dozen brass instruments and
some twenty singers joined in the
singing of "Tandum Ergo," the bene
diction nynm. It was a solemn and a
I ?rand scece which had to bo foen to
be appreciated. After benediction
tho services closod and the societies
marched to their halt, the band lend
ing. The church was crowded to over
flowing with worshipers, standing
room could not be obtained.
List of Letters.
Remaining uncalled for at tho post
office at Plattsmouth, June 10, 1897:
Ethers Henry. Hepner E., Jones C. I).. Lacy
L. V. Manley J. P.. Switzer Juhn. Smith George
S., Snyder Dora. Advertised list, June 23. 1897.
When calling for any of the above
letters please say "advertised."
W. K. Fox, P. M.
If vou want to buy or dl Platts
mouth property, seeT. H. Pollock.
Cyclone In Kansas.
Kansas City, June 24. A special
to the Star from Salina, Kan., says:
News has just reached here of a terri
fic cyclone which passed fifteen miles
northwest of this city about 10:30
o'clock last night. As far as beard
from three are dead and a number
dangerously injured. The dead are:
Mrs. Anna Geesy,aged 34;Nola Geesy,
aged 13, and Ida Geesy, aged 9.
Four members of this family are
also hurt. Geesy was away from home.
The remainder of the family had re
tired, and when the storm struck they
made for the cave. Before thev had
gotten out of the house, however, the
tornado had destroyed it. The work
of destruction was not known till
morning, when neighbors found the
dead and injured members of the
family lying about in the debris. The
three dead were found about fifty feet
west of the house and near them the
baby, alive, but buried to her waist in
dirt. The other three were found
some distance west of the house. A 2
x 4 scantlirg was driven through one
of Mrs. Geesy's legs. The bodies were
removed to the house of Mrs. Dean,
the mother of Mrs. Geesy.
At Mrs. Story's, a half mile east of
the Geesy place,the family were sleep
ing in a stone basement with a frame
unright part The framework was
blown away and the timber blown
onto the family below, but none of
them were killed. The stonework
At. G. W. Morris' the kitchen was
torn down and a grove of trees leveled
to the ground. The track of the storm
was narrow, but very winding. It tore
down three sides of the Geesy pasture
fence without passing through the
middle of it. After leaving here it
divided, part going west and part go
ing north. There are rumors of other
casualties, but particulars are meager.
Texas Buffalo Herd Relocated.
San Antonio, Tex.,June 22. Ebon
R. Berdowe, a sheep man of Piesido
tOinty, arrived here today and said
that two of bis herders have discov
ered the herd of wild buffaloes that
has been reported from time to time
during the past four years to be feed
ing in almost impenetrable valleys
bordering on the Rio Grande. He
states that the herd is now in the ex
treme southern part of Buchel county
and that it numbers between Beventy
and eighty bead, including Beveral
This herd was first discovered four
years ago by a Mexican ranchman, as
reported in the "Globe Democrate" at
the time, and has been seen by a num
ber of different persons since then.
Two years ago Dr. J. B. Taylor, a
wealthy stockman, organized an expe- j
dition to go after the buffaloes and
round them up and place them in cap
tivity on his ranch in Tom Green
county. Just as all arrangements
were completed and the expedition
about to start Dr. Taylor met with an
accident which resulted in his death,
and the project was dropped. Now
that the herd has been seen and lo
cated again, it is likely that another
party will be made up to capture the
Tred O. Robinson, one oi the
best of Plattsmouth's boys was
married today at 3:30 p. m. in
the parlors of the Hotel
Plattsmouth io Miss Mollie Kent, Rev.
H. B. Burgess officiating.
Miss Kent was an attache at the
Riley hotel for years, and is fully de
serving of a kind husband.
The newly wedded pair departed
on tho evening train for Omaha and
in a few days they will return and
settle down in Plattsmouth. The
News extends hearty congratulations
and best wishes.
Coaghft Relieved at Once
And every bit of relief is a part of a
cure that will stay a cure. Use Bal
lard's Horehound Syrup and note how
quickly you are cured and how well
you feel afterward. Specific also for
whooping cough and croup. John
Coffin, Kirwin, Kans., says: "When. I
began to use Ballard's Horehound
Syrup for consumption the doctor had
said that I would die in a few days.
Am now upand around. Have do mora
pain in chest or lungs." Price 25 and
60 Cts. No benefit, no pay. Sold by F,
G. Fricke & Co.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts.
burns, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fe
ver sores, tetter, chappep hands, chil
blains, corns, and all skin eruptions.
and positively cures piles, or no pay
required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money refunded.
Pyice 25 cents per box. For - pale by
F. G. Fricke.
Choice Home-Made Bread.
For nice, sweet, light, Graham,Rye
Boston Brown or Salt Rising Bread
also Cakes, Cookies, Doughnuts, et
give us your orders and same will be
delivered at your home or you will
find a good supply at Hatt's market,
Thirty years is a long time to Sght
so painful a trouble as piles, but Jacob
Mitchell, of Unionville, P.., struggled
that long before he tried DeWitt
Witch Hazel Salve, which quickly
and permanently cured him. It is
equally effective in eczema and all
skin affections. F. G. Fricke & Co.
Subscribe for tha News.
INFORMATION AND OPINIONS.
The light rains which eastern Ne
braska has been receiving lately serve
to greatly encourage the farmers, and
it is now thought that fair crops will
bo harvested. A singular thing is
that all parts of the 6tate except the
extreme eastern iortion received fre
quent and copious rains wniio tne
farmers of eastern Nebraska were
sweating and praying for rain other
parts of tho state wore receiving an
abundance of moi6tura Although the
rtuns receiveih in these parts 1 8.V3
been very light, yet the - indication?
are that more will follow.
Frank Dili, of Curtis, wa9 bitten by
a tarantula while handling a bunch of
bananas, lie experienced no serious
A'.abnma has lost its giant, who was
seven feet two incnes tan. it is con
siderately stated that he bad a dread
of snake bite.' and used the antidote
too freely i.! anticipation.
The True Remedy..
W. M. Repine, editor Tiskilwa, III.,
Chief," says: "We won't keep house
without Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption, cough and colds. Ex
perimented - with many others, but
ever got the true remedy until we
used Dr. King's New Discovery. No
other remedy can take its place in
our home, as in it we have a certain
and sure cure for coughs, colds.
Whooping cough, etc." It is idle to
experiment with other remedies,
even if they are urged on you as just
as good as Dr. King's New Discovery.
They are not so good, because this
remedy has a record of cures and be
sides is guaranteed. Tt never fails to
satisfy. Trial bottles free at F. G.
Frleke's drg store. 4
Ths LUrr Keeps People Well.
When the Liver is sluggish all other
organs are involved. You suffer from
Constipation, Billiousnese, Jaundice,
Headache, Indigisn, Pain in Back,
Chills and Loss of Energy. You will
never know how promptly these
troubles can be cured until you use
Herbine. It cures quickly when other
remedies utterly fail. Regulates the
Liver, Purifies the Blood. Herbine is
Harmless Vegetable Remedy that
gives new life and energy almost from
the first dose. Price 75 cents. Free
trial bottle at F. G. Fricke & Co.
Letter From a Dealer.
Hotel Delmonico, Siienandoaii,
Ta., June 1, 1S97. Mr. Julins Pepper
borg, PlatUaiouth, Nob j Dear Sir:
Your express package of 500 Buds ci
gars received, and will say this much
for them: They sell better two- to
one than any other 5 cent cigar I
handle, and have customers who come
three blocks for them' The only word
can say against them is they hurt
my 10-cont trade. Respectfully yours.
H. A. Meek.
See original of this letter at Tep-
perberg's office. .
SlOO Reward UIOO.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science ha been able to cure in all its
stares, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
the only positive cure known to tne meaicai
fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional dis
ease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall s
Catarrh Cure is taken inmrnaiiv. acung uiret-uy
upon the blood and mucous surfaces ol the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation of the
disease, ana giving tne patient strength dy uuiiu
ing up the constitution and assisting nature in
doing its work. The proprietors have so much
taith in its curative powers inai tney oner une
Hundred Dollars for anv case that it fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address. . F.J. he ney & Co., ToIedo.O.
t-Sold by Druggists. 75c.
Notice to Public.
Hereafter all orders for coal or
wood maybe left at A. H. Week bach
& Co's. grocery store. All orders
will receive prompt attention. A full
line of different kinds of coal kept
constantly on hand.
- Choice Cherries,
Choice ripecherrieB will be delivered
to any part of the city in half bushel
lots or more if desired by leaving
orders at F. S. White's.
By virtue of an execution issued by George
'. Ilouseworth. clerk of the district court within
and for Cass county. Nebraska, and to me di
rected. I will on the 31st day of July, A. D.
1897. at 11 o clock a. m. ol said day at the south
door of the court house in Plattsmouth. in said
county, sell at public auction, to the highest bid
der tor cash, the toliowmg real estate to-wit:
Lots It and 12 (except that part deeded to Om
aha Southern Railway company) and lots 19 and
30. all in Orchard Hill addition. to the citv of
Plattsmouth. and the soutb halt of lot 21 in the
north-west quarter of the south-east quarter of
section 19. town.ship 12. range 14. all in Cass
county. Nebraska, together with the privileges
and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in
anywise appertaining. The same being levied
upon and taken as the property of William
Neville. Defendant, to satisfy a judgment oi said
court recovered by the Hamburger company.
laintifls. against Michael McdU're and V llliam
Flattsmouth.Nebraska. June 25. A. D. 1897.
Sheriff, Cass county. Nebraska.
O Is the tcxntAv vori nrrri. of
O cases. It relieves promptly and works a permanent cure.
ron SALE cvcnvwHCRc at t.oo per ottlb
THE Dm. J. H. MeLEAN MEDICINE CO., Sr. Louis. Mo.
SPECIAL MARKET LETTER
Tho following market letter is : ur
uished us by McLaik Bros. & Co.,
Commission Merchants, ltialto Build
Financial circles during the past
week have been undisturbed by any
thing of a sensational character, and
there are but few indications of dis
quieting incidents to check the increas
ing demand for all classes of remuner
ative securities. There are good rea
sons for anticipating a renewal of gold
shipments in moderate volume, and
some fears that railway rate wars now
being waged may eventually develop
unprofitable antagonism between the
great trunk lines. These elements of
weakness have thus far been accorded
but little consideration in speculative
transactions, the more hopeful features
of the situation having dominated the
The persistent claims of promising
crop conditions along the lines of the
great western and noi l li western rojids.
which are nn re optimistic than either
government or private informal ion. has
contributed to the improvement iu bus
iness in Wall, street, and imparted
greater coiifidenoH in the future ol
the general securitv list. The recent
drenching which almost the entire,
grain belt of ihe country has received
allays all fears of crop Iam;ie for the
present, and unless storms become de
structively frequent, crop advices will
doubtless lcom, more flattering: for
the rainfall Iras not only afforded need
ed moisture, but has. by its abundance,
materially checked the propagation of
insect life, and reduced the possibility
of damage from that cause to the min
imum. The wheat situation has undergone
but little change, eil Iter at home or
abroad, s far as the near future is
concerned; stocks continue to decrease
rapidly, and will undoubtedly lie com
paratively small by the time the new
crop is in liberal supply.
The glowing grain has been greatly
benefited by recent rains, and Hie out
look for a bounteous spring wheat har
vest is Uattermg. Reports from winter
wheat sections, especially in Illinois
and Missouri, indicate a "much larger
yield than has heretofore seemed pos
sible, and a few cars of new wheat have
been received at some of the primary
The demand for old wheat for mill
ing purposes is fairly liberal on soft
spots, but abates as soon as any ad
vance in price is demanded. Many
mills are idle, awaiting the advent of
the new crop, and as the consumption
of Hour goes steadily on, the milling
demand when it begins will probably
absorb a large proportion of the eat liei
Foreigii advices reiterate the claims
of damage in Bulgaria and Boiimania.
and state that reserves in these coun
tries and in the interior of Russia are
small. European markets do not re
flect any great apprehension of inabil
ity to secure adequate supplies, eithei
for present or future consumption, and
their apathy tends to discredit the re
ports of serious damage in the Danu
Speculation is daily drifting into the
September future, although there is
great interest manifest in the course ol
the July option, which at times has
seemed to be subject to manipulation.
There is but little, however, to warrant
the assumption, and the erratic coursu
of the market is not unnatural when
the paucity of supjtlies, as compared
with the volume of trade, and the per
sistence with which the claims of a
' squeeze" are pressed, are considered.
So far as the general trade is concerned,
the course of July wheat will soon be
come more an object of curiosity than
of interest, except as it may sympa
thetically affect the more deferred fu
tures. When this "bogie" is out of the
w ay and the trade directs its attention
to the new crop futures, the market
will doubtless broaden and once mort
bp subject to the influence of natural
Weather conditions which have lieen
so beneficial to growing wheat hav
also benefited the growing corn, espe
cially in sections where the abundant
rainfall was followed by hieh tempera
ture; and where doubts and misgivings
prevailed, on account of the retarding
influence of unfavorable weather, hope
and confidence have been restored.
While the favorable weather change
has improved the crop outlook, it has
necessitated its more assidious working
in order that it mav be freed from rap
idly growing weeds, and will engage
the attention of so many farmers that
their inability to market the surplus
of former crops will probably be man
ifest in receipts at primary markets.
So much of the corn in cribs at interior
stations will not pay a nroGt at current
quotations that anything that will
check the movement from first hands
will soon affect available supplies.
The export demand which has notice
ably fallen off. is still sufficient to make
the clearances quite heavy when com
pared with the movement of other
years, and to create a ready market for
current receipts. There has been a
revival of speculative activity in this
cereal which at times so absorbed the
attention of traders that it commanded
more consideration than wheat.
Oats continue fealureless and are
indebted to corn for w hat little anima
tion the market for them possesses.
The heavy receipts of hogs have
gradually depressed the price of the
product despite the substantial support,
of interested longs.
The visible supply of grain in thu
United States and Canada shows the
following charges for the week: Wheat
decreased 2,0 13,1X10 bu. corn increased
747,000 bu and oats decreased 604 XM bu
LIVER and KIDNEY
Diseases are manifested $
Loss of Appetite, Foul
Tongue and Weakness
J. U. LlcLEAU'S
flal service in mild or chronic
Mot m Tax. .
Tho London paper, quoted in yenter-
3 - ? . t i i. . i . :
uny o iiuuruai, grn hiio K5Ui kupii"
' mony in the case of tin, that ha9 be
come so monotonous iu the mouth of
the profeseit nal free trade advocate.
It called attention to the fact that the
American workmen in our tin plate
factories get 100 per cent higher pay
than the workmen in the British es
tablishments, and holds that the addi
tional pay must be a "heavy tax on the
American consumers. 'r However, as
tinware has been uniformly cheaper
in this country since the success of our
tin plate mills under the McKinley
act, juet where that heavy tax comes
in is not apparent to the naked eye.
That is what they said would be the
case when the heavy tariff of $17 a ton
was laid on steel rails more than
twenty years ago. "That is a tax,"
said, the free traders, "of f 17 on every
citizen who buys a ton of steels rails,
for ever and ever." But instead of
rising, the price fell until from up
wards of 100 a ton it was only $17, the
exact size of the first tariff. And it
dropped afterwards down as low as $15.
So the tariff on tin and steel rails
wasn't a tax, so far as the American
consumer was concerned. The same
rule will be found to work in almost
every branch of industry that has
been protected, by a tariff. State
Journal. - '
Charles Rom Father Dead.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 21.
Christopher K. Ross, the father of
Charlie Ross, whose abduction on July
1, 1874, from his parents' home, be
came a matter of world-wide interest.
aDd still remains an unsolved mystery,
died shortly after midnight this morn
ing, in his seventy-fourth year, at his
residonce in Germantown, after an
illnebs of three weeks. Mr. Ross'
death, while in a measure sudden, was
not unexpected. lie was not known
to have heart disease in any form un
til three weeks ago yesterday, when
he suffered the first attack of the
The position of master warden was
the only public office ever held by Mr.
Ross. He was a republican in politics.
but took no active interest in party
affairs. He is survived by a widow.
two sons and three daughters.
It will be twenty-three years on
July 1 since the commission of the
crime which broke down the health
and spirits of Christian K. Ross, and
made his name a househeld word the
country over. The abduction of
Charlie Ross occurred ou July I, 1S74.
While a vast majority of people have-
long since believed that he is dead.
there are many who still think he
lives. The preponderence of evidence
goes to 6how that the curly-haired
boy whose abduction furnished the
most sensational incident in the an
nals of American crime met his death
under the waves of North River while
his abductors were eluding pursuit.
And all for the greed of a ransom
that would have been paid tenfold if
the eager rush of the detectives for
the reward had not compassed the
boy's death, which was the only al
ternative to the escape of the abduc
tors. Charlie Ross and his brother were
taken from their home in German-
town by two men in a wagon. Walter
was abandoned by the men after they
hud driven eight miles. Three days
later a letter was received saying that
tho child would not be returned with
out a large ransom. Although a large
reward was offered by the mayor for
the restoration of the child and the
arrest of the thieves, it was not until
August 2 that a clue was obtained. im
plicating William Mosher and Joseph
Douglass. On the night of December
14 the house of Judge Van Brunt at
Bayridge, N. J., was entered by
Mosher and Douglass as burglars.
Tho former was instantly Killed, and
Douglass, who lived only two hours,
confessed that he and Mosher stole
Charlio Roes. The boy was never
found, and the theory of the police
was that he was murdered.
St. John's School.
The following program will be ren
dered at commencement exercises
Instrumental Trio Quickstep Harmistoun
Trifles" Josehine M. Murphy
Beautiful Roses March and Song
"All Change Tends to Perfection''
Catherine P. llouk.
Choru? Merry Little Frogs Westendorf
Concert Kecital (musical accp.) "Bay liiliy"
Fairy School Lady Mab and Her Kltin Hand
"Waiting" Nellie J. fiuthmann
Piano i)uit Airs from "11 Trovatorc"
A Farce "The Glass Man"'
Overture "Barber Seville" Rossini
"Stepping Stones' Catherine E, McCollan
S ng and Chorus "The Violet"
"Out of School Life. Into Life's School '
Valedictory ....Anna M. Kuofiichek
Conferring ot Diplomas
Address Hon. Matt Gering
Admission thirty-five cents. Chil
dren ten cents.
To Whom It Slay Concern.
It has been circulated that when cx
Treasurer Eikhoff went out of office
that the county commissioners allowed
him $400 more than was dun him. Such
a report is false and if the person cir
culating the same will step into the
treasurer's office, he can convince
himself of the facts.
J. P. Palteu,
J. C. Hayes,
Cass Connty Dairy.
It. F. Dein has again taken charge
of the Cass County Dairy and will be
pleased to serve his old customers and
also others desiring pure mil. He
will also furnish cream and butter
milk when desired. Your patronage
is solicited. "
Some Time Ago
F. G. Fricke & Co. tied high prices
to the tail of a Dal loon and sent them
flying to some other country. Other
druggists looked at its departure with
sorrow and long faces, but the peopla ,
smiled with unconcealed pleasure. Aa
is pretty well known, F. G. Frlcka
keeps the best stock of drugs in the
city and sells them, a9 well as pre
scrintions, at low prices, while for
druggists' sundries, syringes, per
fumery, soaps, brushes, and all drug
gists' sundries he is simply unat
F. G. FRICKE & CO.,
SOUTH SIXTH STREET.
OF PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA.
Paid up Capital
Offers the very best facilities for the
pronipt transaction of
STOCKS, bonds, gold, goverement and loci
securities oouirht and sold. Deposits rt
eel ved and Interest allowed on the oerto
cates. Lraft8 drawn, available In any
part of the U. S. and all the principle
towns of Europe. Collections made and
promptly remitted. Highest market
price paid for county warrants, state
and county bunds.
II. N Oovey. D. Hawkiworth
M. Wwngh, V. E. White, ft. E. Oovey
Ueo. K. Dovey, Pres. S. Waagh, Cashier
. H. N. Oovey. Aunt. Cashier.
Our stock is complete In all lines and we
Invite our friends to look it over. We wll
endeavor to please you. Call and see us.
STREIGHT C SATTLER.
(Successors to i.ojury Boeok. )
DR. ALFRED SHIPMAN,
Eye, Ear and
Spectacles and Eye Glasses Fitted
by the New and Improved Method.
Specific treatment for all Chronic
aDd private diseases. All medi
cine furnished, and a cure guar
anteed. If your local doctor has
failed to cure you, consult a phy
sician of greater experience.
Consultation at office, or by mall
OFFICK 1411 Loctint Street, One Block
South of M. I. Depot.
t-Address Box 22, Plattsmouth, Neb.
McLain Bros. & Co.
RECEIVERS AND SHIPPERS
Miaum CMicaao ! or Ton
211 RlALTO BUILDING, CHICAGO
Grain and Provisions bought and sold for
easn or for fntnre delivery on margins.
Orders for Wheat executed in lots of 1,001
bu and upwards.
Correspondence invited. Consignments ol
Grain, Seedi and Hay solicited.
Wben visiting Chicago call and see
S. fl. Davis, Representative,
..Delicious is tho proper word
to be used in connection with. .. .
..the meats we furnish. Our
beef is not full of ligaments,
..so as to defy the knife and try
the teeth. Proper selection of . . . .
..stock and correct "cutting up"
explain the satisfaction which...
. .our meats give.
E, A. Oliver's Meat Market,
Firth and Main Streets.
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