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of J. Clarence
w;s that of the
ence, ir. v.hiih
with murder in :
Bible School Picnic.
The Loyal S ir.J and D.umhters of
the Chiistian Bible M'hi'ei pave ii
farewell picnic at Swallow hi'.l vester-'
; fiay jn honor of Miss tithe! P.ently who
dNtii-t cnurt convened leaves for her home in Massachusetts
morr.h.K the Ant case called next Xinflay. t.tr.tl fcas s.ten a mem-
tate vs. Johr. Clar- rtr 01 ire l-(,yH1 uaugr.zers m.s ior
Cn-enee is charged the past two years and will foe greatly
...j i... i . .1.. .
V.- m, .-V,. f rst i Lcrree. iiavir.ir "".-.-ua oy u.c
THE COUMTY BOARD
REGULAR MEETING HELD AND USUAL AMOUNT OF
ROUTINE BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
Mis3 Bently is an
.1- I 1 . ...... 1 J 1 4
shot and killed John P. Thacker last i accompiined younir lacy, a irraouaie
Janua-y at the farm of James Dar-: of class 1909 and will act in the capa-rou-h
near Union, it will foe re-' city of a school teacher in Massachu
,..,nT.,i tv.:,t the evidence at the coroner's setts. Some of the picnicers chartered
in showed that the shootinc.was i h'ies while some went by
done in self-defense. John Llarer.ce is :
a little fellow and badly crippled. The !
evidence before the coroner's jury show
ed that Thacker btruck Clarence with '
a club and after Clarence was down
and Thacker on top of him, the accused '
man drew his gun and shot Thacker :
three times. I
In the trial of the case ( the State isj
represented by Hon. Matthew Gering j
and County Attorney Ramsey. The de-
fense is represented by Atiorney Byron
Clark. Almost the entire forenoon was
taken up in selecting a jury. The fol-1
lowing jury was selected and sworn to 1
try the case : Peter Campbell, Geo. Cook
Chas. Gerlach, Andrew Stohlmar, Geo.
Horn, Jas. Eager, Jno. Edmunds, L. D.
Miller, sr., Wm. Starkjohn, Matt Jirou-1
sck, John Colbert, Q. K. Parmele.
After the jury was sworn in the at
torneys stated their respective sides of
the case to the jury. Then the matter
went by rail. A
six o'clock dinner was spread to which
a!! did ample justice. Brother Moore
being the chief cook, proved to the
said party that he
without burning it.
could boil coffee
A couple of lady canvassers were in
Miss Ethel McCa'g left for her home
atNcligh. Nefor., Tuesday morning.
Mr. L. E. Stanley is visiting her
mother at Weeping Water this week.
Tom Cromwell and friend from Avoca
were looking over the country hi the
vicinity of Wabash Saturday.
Quita a number of young people from
Piattsnn u'.h. Neb , June 1. 1909,
Hoard of county commissioners met
in regular session with all members
present. Minutes of previous meeting
read and approved, whereupon the fol
lowing business was transacted in reg
Petition of M. L. Williams and
others requesting that the board up
Geo. S. Smith, assessing Rock
J. M. Carper, assessing Center
John. Group, assessing Louis
J. G. Wunderlich, assessing Ne-
point G. W. Mayfield. Sr., ju.-tice of j Dietrich Koester, assessing
Wabash attended graduating exercises
of taking evidence was commenced. As , at Weeping Water Friday evening.
there are between fifty and seventy-! A j Draun 0f Wabash hade his
five witnesses it is probable that this fr;enf3 goodbye and left for Alliance,
case will take all week.
Business Men's Carnival.
Pursuant to a call of the President of
the Fourth of July Committee about
twenty-five of the business men of the . yonng ladies of the J
Nebr., where he has a position awaiting
him. Art wa3 a good boy and we shall
W.T. Richards left Wabash Saturday
for Plattsmouth. taking with him the
L. S. Club, who
the neace for Louisville precinct and !
the appointment was made. I
A committee composed of W. F. j
Diers, Charles A. Richey and H. E. j
Par.konin filed a claim for road work in
Louisville precinct, approaching the ;
Platte river bridge for $73.N5, the'
board allowed on the hill the sum of j
$150. ()( and agreeing with the com-;
mittee that if the county of Cass sue , j
ceeded in collecting on the suit now j
pending with Sarpy county, they the ;
county commissioners of Cass county.
would pay to the committee the bal-1 Vni. Burk,
ance of the claim amounting to$il3.S5, i precinct
Weeping Water precinct...
Geo. P. Meisinger, assessing
Eight Mile Grove precinct.. Ill 00
J. C. Zimmerer, assessing Avoca
precinct 81 57
P. Appleman, assessing
Greenwood precinct lot! f9
C. Rartlett, assessing Stove
Creek precinct 106 44
II. Donnelly, labor in assses
sors ollice 42 00
D. Despain, assessing 3rd
and nth wards. Platta 12ti 00
assessing El in wood
Notice to Contractors.
Rids will foe received at the ollice of
the County Clerk of Cass County, at
Plattsmouth, Nebraska, up to noon of
Saturday, June 12, 1909, for one Fifty
("o) foot reinforced concrete arch,
located about four (I) miles west of
Mynard Cass County, Nebraska, and
one Fifty (50) foot reinforced concrete
arch locate! one-half (i) mile east of
Elmwood, Cass county, Nebraska.
Specifications nay be seen at the
County Clerk's ollice. Bidders may also
bid on their own plans and specifications.
Rids required on each job separate
and each bid must foe accompanied foy a
certified check in the sum of ."oo made
payable to the County Clerk.
Bids will be opened June 15, 1909.
V. E. RoSENORANS,
10-8 County Clerk.
Tarns, sal andexp 65 00
together with the legal rate ot interest j
from th;s date; for the reason that the y. Baylor, coal
citizens of Louisville had donated to j p ; White, mdse to poor farm
the repairing of the old bridge the sum ! j. Egenberger, coal
of .?2,oOo.OO as Sarpy county's share of L- i Egenberger, mdse to poor
said expense and that the citizens of farm
Louisville ask no other remuneration. ' j. q York, labor.
County treasurer was ordered to j y. F. Diers, road work 150 00
city met at the Council Chamber Mon- are to be entertained by Miss Julia Kerr
day night to discuss fhe matter of cele-1 of Plattsmouth.
brating the glorious Fourth. Each one !
was called upon to express his views District Court Notas.
on the question, and it was unanimous- j jn the oistrict Court Monday the
ly agreed that in view of the fact that fiMt casu examined was that of the
Murray and Louisville have already be-, g.ate v3 rjharlcs Hixon. The prose-
Run to n.k arranmr.U fur celebra- j cutin(r tresis being a non-resident ar.d
ting the Fourth, that Plattsmouth j refusiv. to appear, a jury was im-
should not interfere with them, but , pare!ed anfj a verdict was directed in
should postpone its splendid celebration j f avor of the df fendant.
until next year. This action was due The sec,nd raAe cane,l was that of
to the fact that Murray and Louisville the gtate V9 . John Fleisner, charged
gave us such splendid attendance last , with a35auit wjth intent to do great
year. A street fair was suggested. A hodiy injury This i3 the cage
L. Tidd, editor of the New-Herai.d, I u,0 hohoes had a fi ht jn the Burling-
t . j ii. . . : . if..., r'n I ...
"UKjjesieu a DuauiL-aa man o ton yards a few davs ago. lhe case
was tried Monday aiternoon ano lues
dav. and the jury returned a verdict
transfer the sum of ipio.oo lrom tr,e
General Fund to the Soldiers Relief.
The following hills were allowed on
the General Fund:
Neb. Lighting Co., gas to jail
and couit house $ 20 02
L. D Switzer, sal and exp 23 00
C. R. Jordun, same 2o 00
M. L. Friedrich, same 21 50
W. E. Rosencrar.s, same 205 02
Mary E. Foster, sare 131 32
F. M. Svoboda, same. 62 50
E. E. Hilton, same 4 ;) 00
S. F. Girardet, mdse April, May 10 50
F. E. Schlater, Juror certificate
C. F. Hall, costs State vs. Mef-
ford and Dallible
Swartz & Weichel, mdse to poor
R. Rector, rent to pauper 4
C. V'icker, Livery 5 25
J. A. Edgerton, assigned to M.
L. Friedrich, labor 11 00
'to be held for a week commencing La
bor Day, Sept. 6. This was well re
ceived and a discussion of the matter
with a number of business men since
the meeting has lead us to believe that
it cculd be made a rousing success,
of "guilty. Great credit is due in
this case to Chief of Police Ben Rainey
and Deputy Sheriff M. E. Manspeaker
who made the arrpst at the time of
and could ;be made an annual affair, j the fieht and secure(i an abundance of
Let everybody get behind the proposi
tion of a Business Man's Carr.ir.al and
demonstrate to the world that the busi
ness men of Plattsmouth can do things,
end do them right.
Millinery Special Sale.
A big cut on up-to-date styles of Milli
nery from now till after payday.
Mrs. Julia C. Dwyer.
14-3 Opposite Postoff.ce.
evidence with which to make the con
Yesterday a jury was impaneled in
the case of the State vs. John Clarence,
charged with murder in the first de
gree in the murder of John P. Thacker
near Union last January. This case
will doubtless occupy the time of the
court the remainder of the week.
Asemisscn fy K linger,
John Bauer, same. . ..
mdse . .
Mrs. George Boeck, who has been
visiting wich Mr. and Mr3. Henry
Fred Clark of Union, wai a business i Boeck, left Tuesday for her home at
caller in the city yesterday. . Johnson, Neb.
M. Archer, costs State vs. J.
A. Feisner 4 30
C. D. Quinton, same 2 10
Charles Benk, same 1 00
John Mercer, same 1 00
Ben Rainey, same 1 00
W. C. Ramsey, sal and exp 105 80
J. T. Reynolds, assessing Lib
erty precinct 8!) 53
James Rebal, assessing 1st and
4th wards, Plattsmouth . . 13o 00
E. RufTner, assessing 2nd
W.C. Bartlett.work district 15..$ 2S 00
Lewis Johnson, same No. 7 10 50
Arthur Luehr, same 4 1 50
R. A. Talbot, same 4 f.
Aug. Rissman, same 4 10 50
H. J. Richards, same 4 12 00
Clarence Richards, same 4 3 00
C. L. Tracy, same 4 3 03
M. Sulser, same 1 20 00
C. F. Vallery, same 1 11 20
Frank Wilson, same 7.... .... 7 50
Frank Reece, same 7 U 25
1 j: A. Wilson, same 7 35 00
10 50 ' J. E. Bates, same 13 4.) 60
6 00! r
Geo. A. B. Hicks, same 3 . . . . 97 25
25 ! G. W. Pick, same 2 9 00
S. P. Beaver, same 2 . 30 30
John Lohnes, same 2 4 50
Georcre Lohnes. same 2 2 35
George Hild, same 2 1 50
Coon Meisinger, 2 6 00
Ben Beckman, same 10 95 80
A. N. Speer, lumber 8 19 60
J. F. Wolff, mdse 2 7 90
Charle3 Brann, Spikes 7 10 50
M. E. Manspeaker, livery to
commissioners 1 50 j Henry Thierolf, same 2 4
r . S. White, muse to poor w w
John Waterman, lumber to poor 7 25
H. Perry, labor at court house. . 2 00
KIodd & Bartlett. supplies 35 44
A. N. Speer, bridge lumber
Cedar Creek Lumber Co., bridge
lumber 15 40
There being no further .business
board adjourned to meet June 15th,
19tW. W. E. ROSENC1UN3,
Japan A Friend
To United States.
Living expenses are high. Economy
is forced in many lines. Men of
moderate means are carefully consid
ering every dollar they spend.
COST COUNTS when you buy
Dutchess Trousers will save you fifty cents
to a dollar and give you the Fit, Style and
Service of trousers usually sold at a higher
Dutchess Troupers are the most carefully
manufactured garment in the market. Every
bit of material is tested for strength and
fastness of color. The superior workman
ship enables the makers to warrant them at
$1.50, 2, 2.50, 3, 3.50, 4.50
10c a Button; $1.00 a Hip.
C. E. WESCOTT'S SONS
"Where Quality Counts.''
M v I
11 i 1 1
Great vitality has been exhibited in
all branches of the iron and steel in
dustry the last week, and the volume
of business placed in May has been not
only the heaviest of any month this
Baron Uriu, vice admiral and chief
of staff of the Japanese navy and nec
essarily a representative of Japanese
political opinion, talked here today j
it i j o . ,. n... year, but in some branches has eclipsed
tng the United States, Great Britian ',. '
and Japan. In view of the fact that
there are rumors of war between Great
Britian and Germany, the
of 40,000 tons of fabricated steel,
bringing the May orders booked to
1 225,0oo tons, the heaviest month this
' yeer, and only equaled once in the his
tory of the industry.
an previous records
Contracts have been placed for office
Japanese' s 1 inmiumnuiH'H
as decidedly interesting', because he
would not have so talked except foy
permission and under inspiration. He
put the chip on the shoulder of the tri
ple alliance and Russia, Germany and
France will read what he had to say
with wide open eyes.
"If war should come," said the ad-1
miral earnestly, "I expect to see the
United States, England and Japan lined
I up against the other world powers.
These three countries stand for all
that is best in modern development. If
I the day hhould ever come when the
United States needs an ally, she will
find Japan ready and willing to fight
for and with her to the finish.
The Greenwood ball team will go to
Springfield for a game next Saturday.
This is their first game away from home
Mr. Fils has been advised that the
company for whom he is agent, will re
build on the site ;f the elevator recent
ly destroyed by fire, and that work will
be started on the new building within
a short time.
The looks of our business district is
being wonderfully improved by the
building of new concrete walks. Blair,
Meeker, Fulmer, Roberts, Barr. Coop
er and Welton all have had new walks
put in in front of their different prop
erties on Second Street.
Decoration Day was observed here
on Monday. The local G. A. R. Post
and Ladies Circle holding appropriate
Memorial exercise and marching to the
cemetery in a body to decorate the
graves of the departed comrades who
rest there. The late spring caused a
scarcity of fllowers, snow balls and
cut floweri being used d'raat exclU'
sively as floral tributes.
Kimball Bros., of Lincoln erected t
monument for the Hartsook family last
Wednesday which is as fine a piece of
work as has yet been placed in he lo
cal cemetery. The hugh stone which
weighs about six tons was hauled over
land on a dray wagon from Lincoln
The design is simple and modest but 'is
of such neat arrangements that it has
a very attractive appearance.
Greenwood will celebrate Indepen
dence Day on July 3 this year. Sever
al meetings of the business men have
been held, an executive committee con
sisting of J. M. Jensen, chairman, M
L. Blair. L. H. Daft, W m. Stone and
H. H. Weideman chosen, and quite
respectable amount has been subscribed
toward the necessary funds. Some
minor committees w ill be appointed as
soon, as requests are already coming
in for concessions and every effort will
be put forth to make the affair a suc
cess. On Thursday evening next at its re?
ular meeting the village board will let
the contract for a number of new con
crete crossings ard culverts. It has
been the policy of the Board of Trus
tees for the last few years to use the
street appropriations for improvements
of this character and when it is consid
ered that five years ago there were
less than six concrete crossings in town,
and very tew permanent side walks it
will be noticed that a great deal has
The local schools closed last Friday;
the year ending with an all day's picnic
in the park. On account of an extra
grade last year there were no gradu
ates in 1909. One teacher has been
added for the coming t-ehool year and
, the course of study will be brought to
a still higher standard. This means
three new teachers as Mr. Wickland
' and Miss Hoham ar the only ones of
. the present corps who accepted their
: positions again. Miss Cooley has se
cured another school and Miss Kimfoer
Iv is thinking of retiring from the
Mother Warrant who has foeen very
low for some weeks is getting weaker
John P.adgley, who has been confined
to his bed for two weeks is now im
proving under the care of Dr. Richard.
The faculty and a large number of
students from the academy spent Sat
urday at the Neutzman farm near Ne
hawka. They had a fine time and lota
of good things to eat.
On Wednesday evening Dr. Richard
was called out to attend a whole family
of sick folks. The family of Mr. Fer
ris were quite severely affected with
ptomaine poison from eating cheese,
but no fatal effect resulted.
The Philpots of this vicinity thought
that Memorial time was a good time to
remember the living, so they came in
Saturday and helped their mother, Mr
Chas. Philpot, celebrate her birthday.
About 30 relatives joined in the cele
bration and partook of the big dinner
which was prepared for the occasion.
On Friday, the suit of George Peters
vs. Chris Shoemaker was tried neiore
Justice P. S. Barnes in the Justice
court. It was a landlord's and renter's
affair in which Peters' sued for $131.40
with a counterclaim of $198.50 by Shoe
maker. After hearing the evidence
the Justice rendered a judgment in
favor of the defendent to the amount
of $78.50 and costs.
Notwithstanding the threatening
weather, large numbers of people from
the town and vicinity participated in
the Decoration Day Observances which
were held Saturday. At the Congrega
tional church the usual services were
observed with a fitting program and an
address by Dr. A. A. Randall, of Platts
mouth. After this service a short ser
vice was held at the cemetery and the
decorating of the soldiers graves con
ducted. Again on Sunday morning at
the usual church hour, further memor-
il service were held, in which Rev.
Cope of the M. E. church preached to
a union congregation at the Congrega
The Senior class of 09 of the High
School held their Commencemont-.exer-cise
in the Congregational church on
Friday evening. The evening was
pleasant and brought forth one of the
largest c.-owds that ha9 ever attended
such exercises of ithe school. There
were 15 graduates, and strangely 8 of
them were boys. The program con
sisted of several selections by local mu
sicians and short orati'vis by each mem
ber of the class. Mr. Winfred Woods
delivered the Salutatory and Miss Emi
ly Rough the JValedictory. The schol
arship which is offered by the Nebras
ka Association of Colleges was pre
sented to Miss Rough as honor gradu
ate. A reception was held after this
program, at which the graduates were
welcomed as alumni into the alumni as
sociation. About 50 former graduates
were present at this reception.
Rail contracts placed during the week
have aggregated about loo.ooo tons, in
cluding 40, (100 tons for the Gould lines: 1
2(5,001) tons for the Santa Fe and 10,0'H)
for the Chicago & Northwestern, 15,000 1
tons for the Lake Shore and 10,000 tons '
for William Kenefick company. The 1
Harriman lines are inquiring for 75,000 ! grhool room.
tons and the same interests are re-;
ported to have placed orders forl.5o0i County Judge Beeson Tuesday issued
cars with the Pullman company, and two marriage licenses. The parties
the Chesapeake & Ohio has ordered , wcre j;r, Louis II. Hol'.enheck, agis
1,000 additional cars. ,27, and Miss Laura V. Miller, aged 25.
both of Elmwood, Charles T. Carter,
aged 29, of Louisville, and Miss May
"We are uuder a debt of gratitude
to the United States for many things On Decoration Day the local base
in the past. Japan owes its civilization ball team crossed bats with the Louis
and progress to this country. The ville team. The teams seemed quite
i friendship between the countries makes evenly matched and did good work from
' war impossible. I believe there will start to finish, the Louisville team hav-
be no more conflict in San Francisco ing the advantage of pitchers. The re-
1 relative to. the Japanese school chil- su't was a score of 4 to 3 in favor of
dren." ' Louisville.
Baker, aged 2( of New London, Ind.
; Mrs. Richard Hale and dau?hte",
Goldie, of this city, are visiting rela
tives at Winside, Nib. They expect
; to make their home at Hooper, Neb.
Advertised Letter List
Remaining uncalled for in the rxxst
office at Plattsmouth, Neb., June 1,
Ladies, Syr.der, Miss Anna; Thomas,
Miss Marcia L.; Thieray, Miss Anna;
Tatt, Miss. Gentlemen, Dodara.Ross;
Green, Walter; Hurst, Louis; Moore,
Wm. ; Schrader. Geo. ; Surface, Chester;
Zeigler, Benj. L.
These letters will be sent to the dead
letter office June 15, 1909, if not
delivered before. In calling for the
above please say "advertised" giving
date of list. C. H. SMITH, P. M.
Christian Science Lecture.
A free lecture on Chi istian Science by
Frank H. Leonard, C. S. B. of Brook
lyn, New York, under auspices of First
Church of Christ. Scientist, of Platts
mouth, Neb., will be given in First M.
E. Church. June 10. '09, at S o'clock in
the evening. Hie public is cordially in
vited. Mr. I.eorarl is a member of the
Christian Science board of Lectureship
of the First Church of Christ, Scientist
in Boston, Mass.
first Church of Christ, Scientist.
Sunday Services, 11 a. m. Subject
"God the Only Cause and C eator."
Sunday School. 10 a. m.
Testimurial Meeting, Wednesday 8
Coates Block, Room No. 227.
Reading Room same address. Open
daily except Sunday and Monday, from.
1 to 3 p. m., where authorized literature
on Christian Science may be read or
The pullic is cord'.a'.iy welcomed.
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