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TWICE A WEEK
Ni:WS. Kslablinlifd Nov. 5. !9t
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PLATTSMOUTH, XEBKASKA, TJI UliSDAY, MAIM'U J, li0
VOL. XLV NO. 80
on buth sides. Attorney Doyle of Lin
coln pressing closely every point for
the prosecution, and Mr. Gering mak
ing his usual strong defense in the
case. The case has not yet been con-1
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Paul Johnaon Here.
Paul Johnson, one of the substantial
The jury returned Tuesday morning! citizens of Alvo, arrived in the city
for the purpose of the continuance of I Monday to be one of the witness in the
Mr. Johnson has re-
rm and can atlord to
take life little easier. He is one of
ior me purpose 01 me continuance 01 '
the trial of Fred .Ossenkop, charged ! 0sskoP trLail- 1
.;n, ua ...a. -u.i. n i tired from the far
Three weeks ago. after the State had
submitted its evidence in chief and :
rested its ca?e, the court adiourned the
trial for a period of three weeks owing
to two or three of defendant's wit
nesses being under quarantine for
small-pox. The jury was permitted to
separate over vthe defendant's objec
tion. The State withdrew its rest and
renewed its introduction of testimony.
After the adjournment of court on
February 9th, the State procured the
exhuming of the body of Charles
Byrne, and the holding of a post-mortem
examination of the body by Dr. Mun
ger and Neely of Elmwood, on Feb
Dr. I. C. Munger was called by the
State and testified that the post-mortem
developed the lower jaw as dislo
cated on the right side, tissues below
were clotted with blood. The body was
opened through the chest developing
hemorrhage. Bruises and concussions
were much in evidence at the left ! wearing apparel.
temple. Skull was fractured from the ;
temple. A lartre black and blue sDot
was found about one inch in diameter
at the back of the skull. Other black
and blue spots were found in the same
location. Another fracture was de
veloped below these spots. Witness
by the use of the skull explained the
location of the several injuries. Wit
ness found brain much congested with
blood. Blood clots were found all over
the brain. Witness then testified to
investigating the matter of dislocated
neck. Neck was not broken, the
vertebra being in correct position.
Witness produced photographs of
Byrnes' body taken at the time of the
post-mortem which were offered in evi
dence to show the jury, the exact con. j
oiuon ot the head and body.
At the conclusion of Dr. Hunger's
testimony the State rested its case.
Defense commenced by introducing a
number of witnesses who testified as
to the peaceable character of defend
ant. The defense then proceeded to
contradict the testimony of several
witnesses who had formerly testified for
the State. Then photographs were in
troduced to show cuts and scratches
upon the neck of defendant, as they
appeared on Sept. 20th. Also photo
graphs of the locations of the parties
at the point where Byrne fell.
A number of witnesses testified that
Byrne and Ossenkop were friends, and
the pioneer citizens of western Cass
county and is a political power in his
community. We are always pleased to
meet the men who have made Nebraska
what she is.
Down in Beatrice the public schools
seem to have a wider scope than ob
tains elsewhere. Not only is the young
idea taught how to shoot, but the fac
ulty seems to be the court of last re
sort in fashion matters. Recently a
number of young men were suspended
for wearing red, white and blue hosiery,
and were only reinstated upon apologiz
ing and agreeing in the future to con
sult the powers that be before intro
ducing any. innovations in the matter of
Ice is Moving
The ice in the Platte river com
menced moving Sunday and now has
assumed immense proportions. Fears
are entertained at various places along
the line that bridges may be taken out
and the Burlington, Rock Island and
Missouri Pacific railroads, as well as
county organizations have large forces
of men at several places along the
river to keep down the gorges. The
Missouri river at this point is carrying
See us for sale bills.
C. A. Marshall, dentist
The Majestic, 5 and 10 cents.
, Dr. A. P. Barnes went to Omaha
Something new in post cards every
week. Nemetz & Co. next to P.O. "
The Nehawka Register reports that
several residents of that thriving little
city arc suffering from automobilitis.
If you have legal rights to enforce
call on J. E. Douglass, Attorney, Of-,
lice in Coates Block. 80-8 .
Harriette Adams. Plattsmouth.. 10,800
Stewart B. Rough, Nehawka . . . 9.200
Zetta Brown, Murray 8,400
E. H. Miller, Murdock 7,600
J. R. Noycs, Louisville 7,600
lone Kiser, Mynard 3,600
Pearl Woodard, Elmwood 2,400
L. E. Hickey, Gretna 1,600
C. H. Sheldon, Plattsmouth .... 1,200
Pauline Burris, Plattsmouth .. 1,200
perty in the nnrthland.
f?i'nut i.i.u....f i .
v 1'nmi.niMa are ocing made
Ir the opening of Falter & Thierolfs
new clothing store next Saturday. From
a reference to their ad in this issue it
will be seen that there will bo music,
cut flowers and cigars, and everybody
"ivtten and expected to be present
J. E. Barwick is a new advertiser in
the Nkws-Hkbai.d. Mr. Barwick has
recently embarked In the real PHtnto
I business and has a temporary ollice loc-
m-eu just norm or the nostollice. P atta
mouth real estate is iroinir to he an
Photo post cards of Taft at Platts- cellent article of trade the coming year
mouth. Now on sale-Ten different; aml w" predict a good measure of suc-
views at 5c each. Nemetz & Co. next , cvia 'or Blr Barwick.
t0 r' - ! The newspapers of both LouiHvillc
Now is the time to have your piano anc Nehnwka are talking of organizing
tuned. Mr. Becker of the Plattsmouth ; boosting clubs. The spirit of progress
Music Co. is an experienced man in
this line of work.
Job printing of all descriptions is
promptly executed at the News-Herald
office. Let us figure with you on
The last issue of the Louisville Cour
ier was a hummer from every stand
point and would be a credit to g city
several times the size of Louisville.
Albert Carter, the man who was so
seriously injured some time ago by the
premature explosion of dynamite at
Weeping Water, has so far recovered
a3 to be able ti walk around some by
the use of canes.
A spring sale of table linens, nankins
and towels is the attraction at Dovey's
this week, and a reference to their an
nouncement on the editorial page of
this paper will convince vou that a lot
of genuine bargains are being offered.
S. O. Cole of Murray left Tuesday
for a visit with a brother who resides
at Stettler, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Cole
has recently disposed of one of his Cass
county farms and if he finds conditions
favorable he will purchase some pro- in this city
is abroad in the land and the News-
Herald makes the prediction that Cass
county will this year make unprecedent
ed strides in every direction of activity.
We should like to see a "booster's"
club organized in every town and ham
let in the county.
M. Hild, the furniture man, is this
month talking to the readers of the
News-Herald about new things in the
furniture line which will soon be need
ed. The annual housecleaning time
draws on apace, and the thrifty house
wife will have her eyes open for offer
ings of articles which are bound to be
needed at that time. See Mr. Ilild's
announcement in another column.
George Schanz, Jr., of Evangeline,
La., returned last week to his home
after spending several days in this vic
inity visiting with friends and relatives.
Word has just reached this city that
upon his arrival at his home he found
that he had become the father of a
handsome daughter, the young lady
having arrived durincr his ahsnnrp.
Naturally he is feeling quite iubilant .
also are Grandpa and Grandma Schanz
i aooona wnurcn of Christ, Scleutist.
1 Sunday school, !):4! a. m.
! Divine service at 11 a. m. Subject
Mid-week meeting Wednesday even
ing at 8 o'clock.
Church is located on Sixth street,
two blocks south of Main street. The
public is cordially invited to all services.
The reading room in the Coates blink
is open ever Tuesday. Thursday nn.I
Saturday afternoon from 2 untill 5
Farms For Sale.
I am offering a farm for sale two
miles south-west of Mynard at ninety
dollars per acre. Also one 3 1-2 miles
south-east of Murray. Earl V. Cole,
Mynard, Neb. 74.
retaryship At tho last regular meeting of the
Knights and Ladies of Security Monday
cveniug W. S. Soper handed in his re
signation of the position of financial
secretary of that organization," and
Miss Edith Buzzell was elected to fill
the vacancy. Mrs. Soper also resigned
as second vice president, and Mrs.
Whelen was chosen as her Bucceasor.
Tho local lodge is very loth to lose two
such faithful workers aa Mr. and Mm.
Soper, but wish them well in their new
E. E. Clark
speci.. correspondence. Intcrgtlltc Commerce Commissioner
Ineo. Hem was in I attsmouth Tiipn.i P. ri .,i, i,.. 1 j .
j - ... -"Sn tu nil
" nrPHg thn rnnvntit inn .1 kti i
! ...v.. vl lllc iicorusKa
Bert Clifford went to Nebraska City , league of commercial clubs which will
Ail will hp RP(n frnm th. uhnvn tuhln
were seen in friendly conversation on I some changes have taken place in the
the day of the trouble. Yesterday relative standing of the contestants,
morning when the court opened the i Miss Harriette Adams has moved U to
crowd filled the court room. The j first place, with Stewart Rough of Ne
greater part of the day was consumed hawka as a close second, and Miss
by the defense in contradicting the ; Zetta Brown of Murray and E. H. Mil
State's witnesses. A number of de-jlerof Murdock not far behind. An
feiidant's witness made flat contradic-1 other contestant annears this week and
tio:is of the State's witnesses on practi
cally all the material points in the case.
The case is being vigorously contested
we arc assured by her friends that she
will be a hustler, Miss Pearl Woodard,
THE PRUDENT PURCHASER
as a rule, in whatever he is
buying, looks Jirst at the quat
it!, and then at the price of
the article in question.
This is where our Quality
Clothes win out. We do not
claim they are the cheapest on
the market, but we do claim
there are none better. We are
prepared to support our claim
by a positive guarantee where
in we stand back of the clothes
you stand in.
We are showing new spring
Kuppenheimer Clothes, Hirsh
Wickwire Clothes, Man
hattan Shirts, Stet
C. E. Wescof t's Sons
"Where Quality Counts."
The Houirof Kuppcnhriirct
Cleghorn left Tuesday for
Mr. Wrigal of Ashland wa3
of the Drakes Monday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. P. A.
son March 'A, 11)09, a girl.
Mr. Aug. Timmion of South
was in Louisville Tuesday.
be held in Norfolk on the lKth of the
Mr. Clark's speech, it is understood
will be in the nature of an explanation
of what the commission is trying to do
with the present law, and of the reason
why the west ought to support every
etlort to strenghen the act. The com
mission today announced its decision in
U t .11 i. i
UIC 1HII OUH OKI niknm rata .uu,.q
Rachel Stander has been absent from 1 which has been pending in various forms
scnooi on account of sickness. I about twentv years. Tho
v . . . w uui ait;
Mrs. Dr. Thomas of Memphis visited 8wecPnJ?ly defeated, and big reductions
yebieruuy wun Mrs. John hook. " '" uru ordered, wnich will
Mr. Chas. Gerlach moved his familv have to bc extl,n(' soon as possible
from the farm into Manley this week. . Whole cT'try belwet'nlht' Mm
f i t . r . i miuii nim mi: i1 mouniauis. Hie
,1 uk mjuh'ii. -y mo ranroans to the
num.! in inu rutins.
Mesdames Henry Ah! and Otto! .
Sprague wire Omaha passengers Tues- i-n - .
iy. irreacninir Bv
j Mrs. Nutter from Alsester, South' mi
; Dakota viiited her brother Claud Rand , TelepllOlie
' this week. , "
; Dr. and Mrs. Worthman entertained ; The vt'r' ,alcs' to which the tele
Mrs. Wm. Worthman of Seward, Neb., ',h"hu htt! keen put is the tranmission
; over Sunday. : f sermons to invalids or others who
. for various reasons may find it incon
venient to attend church. Two churches
at Hastings have installed the innova-
Miss Myrtle Suiter left Monday for ,, iV , i "H"H,mttfr 19 l,,l,ced UP
De Witt. Neb., to nurse her sister Mrs f""th0 ''"'P'1' '"to h,ch the
' rort who is sick. 'ne aen vers his sermons, and
Mr. and Mrs. John Diers of Fulton. Tn'n.K th? 8cmcc connect with
Nch . rn crimm. nt wm n: ". i no scheme is said to work
v r v villi, LSIITB HI1U
family this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meisinger of j
Plattsmouth Sundayed with Wm. I
Hoover and family.
Mrs. W. A. Cleghorn Sundayed in! 0 TTTn -Un "U
Elmwood with her Sister Mrs. Wm. j W ttDaSH
Stander who is sick. j
tellTv WatC'thT: " yt'8; Mr8" Charl,,t,c Bwwn, wife of J. C.
,e dal tL .1 ! t !"hUrrh; ,A ,rWn' livi"K W.IHh. died Sun
special program was the feature of the .... . ....
lu u I. mi r. i.. .. j ' """""'k- ."ne vas aooui lorty
d,I "y r hi
. iKtimpaieu in hand and six chi dren. Tho funeral will
by a number of people southwest of be held from the Baptist church, Vt l
town yesterday afternoon. Two coy- o'clock on Tuesday. Mrs. Brown wa
otes were slaughtered Will Wendtgct- asisterofAsa and William Caiman
ting one of them and Ed Bronkow the j nd was a well known and highly rc"
j spected Christian woman.
Emmons Richey of Plattsmouth vis-
!i I :.. . . i
ueu in una city wun his brother, i
j Death Sunday-
New Band For
The suggestion has been made to the
Nkws-Hkkald that the commercial
club should take som steps looking to
the formation of a good strong brass
band organization in this city. There
are times when every city feels the
need or a good brass band and wc be
lieve the suggestion to be a pood nm
We understand that steps are already
being Ukcn lookim? to the mttrrinir of
the old Bohemian organization and a
similar one composed of members of
the Modern Woodmen lodge. This
would doubtless bring together the best
musicians of the city, and the result
would be a band of which the city
might bc justly proud, and the com
mercial club would doubtless extend to
it every encouragement proper.
Nebraska Press Association En
I GRAND ISLAND. Neb., Feb. 2tf:
The Nebraska Press Association has
; added its endorsement to the movement
of the National Corn Growers A-
sociation to establish and make per
manent an annual corn exposition in
To the end which the Corn Growers
Association is seeking, the editors
pledged their moral help and support
by unanimously passing resolutions at
the annual meeting of the association
which just adjourned in this city.
The resolutions follow:
Whereas, carefully complied statis
tics show that the average annual
yield of corn per acre in Nebraska ia
approximately 23 bushels, and If by
more careful selection of seed-corn and
the adoption of improved methods of
cultivation, the production annually in
creased only five bushels per acre, it
will annually increase the wealth of
Nebraska to an amount in excess of
$20,000,000, which wealth will be bene
ficial to all the people of our state, be
Resolved, that this association ap
prove and endorse the efforts of the
National Corn Growers' Association
to establish and make permanent an
annual corn exposition in the west,
national and educational, and be it the
sense of this association that its mem
bers collectively and individually, give
this commendable movement their
moral help and support.
1 he National Corn Exposition organ
ized by ihe Corn Growers' Association
was held in Chicago in 1907 and con
tinued in Omaha in 1908. As the show
at Omaha was a ereat success. th
BBsociatisn has decided to hold the show
at Omaha each year. The editors of
Nebraska and surrounding states have
been of great assistance in establishing
th ahow an J the adoption of the reso
lutions meana they appreciate what the
accomplishment of its purposes means
to the State of Nebraska and the
When buying candies, why not buv
the best? We always have a fine line
of the superior graces on hand. Ne
metz & Co. next to P. O.
THE BIG UNCOVERING
Before eight o'clock on
Saturday morning we will
remove the board cover
ing now over the front of
our store, ready to wel
come vou into onfi of thp
most up-to-date clothing
stores in me atate.
We want our OPENING
DAY to become an ever
lasting memory in the
minds of the neonlp.
There will be music, cut
flowers and cigars, plenty
of them and all free.
We want you to come
in even though you do not
care to make a purchase.
We want to get acquainted
Everything will smack
of newness in our new
' Voprrlghl 11H by H.irt Sclurtner & Mars
The Home of
Manhattan Shirts stetson Hats
Hart, SchafFner & Marx Clothes.
THE NKW STOISK