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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBKASK.A, MONDAY, 7, liK'
VOL. XLVI NO. 15
Cjr..oUJa-.i"u Jan. 1. 1
If a ijue.-t: :; to what v
rr.av take of th;. partirila
' i:iciue:-.t a? to u hat way
con-.e of the case.
Tlx- spectator.- are iu;t
iew the jury ;
: par; i f the
U- the OUt-;
. widely di-
The John Clarence murder tr a. is
progressing slowly, with nothing of a
startling nature being developed ir. the
ider.ee. The ttate completed it
viiit'l in their several i-ws of what,
the ovider.ee proves. But. the proba
bilities are that the iurors bong who!-1
dene- Thursday. Ho:i. Matthew G.r
;., , iir. v:v. pmnloved to i n
the case hai shown in hi.-; har.diir.g of
the case that he is as much at home as
a prosecutor as he is in the tlifer.se of
a criminal case. The defense is intro
ducing its eviJer.ce upon the theory
that the shooting was done in self-defense.
The evidence taken before the
Coroner's Inquest has beer. Used by At
torney Clark for the defense or. his
cross-examinations with a telling effect.
One or two witnesses for the State un
ly unprt judii'ic! an! fair minded will he i
bftttr iible to lind a correct verdict
tlvi,' t! r- u ho nrt moved lv I
'ecute : ".' ,: ' .... , .. .,
prejudices eiiU'.r iir or iiiaiiisi. me ir-
ex-el. It i- now probable that the I
case wnl g the jury eimesaay.
Washington. June 15. -Senator Bur
kett of Nebraska: 0. Skyhack, secrc-
dertook to tell a very different story as tary of the Norwegian legation,
to what occurred at the time
of "the ' several others had a miraculous esca e I
-hooting from what they told ur.der i irom serious mjury ioiuk.u.
Hth before the Coroner's jury. It wa, automobile in which they were riding
auito apparent that smiehow after four sk.dded while crying the Migo, Md.,
months, what thev had seen on the day j triage, ten mile northwest of this
of the shooting and told shortly there-; city, and was , revolted from plunging
after on oath had greatly changed ar.d j over with its occupants by the chaf
all the changes in their stories were to j feur a presence of mind and quickness
i....fQ r.t th nrrwrrnHnr.. 1 1 W a ; i! l..g oraues. I lie) were iciu. i.
1,111- ti tfi " I
The entertainment iriven bv the ladies
of St. Mary's (iuild last Thursday night
at Coates Hall was a very pleasant and
novel alTair. The entertainment was
one of a series which these young ladies
have been (riving for the purpose of
raising funds for the repair of the rec
tory and build a parish house. A splen
did program hail been urranged which
was complete with si high quality of
musical numbers. Many of the mem
bers of the Ciiiild were dressed in odd
contumes of manv gorgeous colors. All
who were present enjoyed the enter
tainment very much. They cleared the
nent little sum of forty dollars.
H. F. SWANBACK
was so apparent that the jury would
doubtless take cognizance of it.
The fact of the shooting ar.d of the
death of John P. Thacker are undispu-
tnri Tht nupstion of lust when and
ir.g from a dinner gvien by the Seventh I
Day Adver.tists, at which they were
guests. The heavy rains had made the J
bridge floor slippery. The automobile j
slid to the edtre of the bridcre, which
Of Greenwood, Now Fast Ninety-four Years of Age.
U F Swnnbaclc.of Oreenwood. Neb.. ! he remained about two vears. He took
a man who is loved by all who know i up the practice of medicine while he
the conflict in the evidence arises. The
witnesses for the State with some de
gree of varier.ee testified that two shots
were fired before Thacker reached Clar
ence or struck him, and the third phot
was fired after Clarence had been
thrown or knocked down by Thacker.
The defense will undertake and is un
dertaking to show that Thacker had
struck Clarence or waj,w the very act
of striking him with a heavy club, when
Clarence fired the first shot. It will
1 Just at the edge the brakes stopped tl
w thp KW.tin tok nlace is whore i st.ds a hundred feet above the ground. .. born March 9 m- in Meck
ii.nVi.anr f '.prtnnnv. Hi was educated
V,I 1 (.. --j- I w c
in the schools of his native country, 1 daughter of a well-to-do Canadian farm
it. in !!.!. thev were married, and
lived there. While in that country he
met Miss Nina Simon, the charming
" j and then studied medicine, which pro-
Last Friday evening the Misses Baird ! fession he followed for many years.
entertained a number of friends at a
shower party in honor of the bride-to-be,
Miss Nellie Whalen. Those who
er joyed this occasion were Julia Kerr,
Hermia Windham, Lettie Smith, Alma
Larson, Helen Travis, Pearl Staats,
Gertrude Beeson, Etha Crabiil, Bessie
Edwards and Mrs. J. W. Gamble.
He served as an army surgeon in the
German army in the war between Prus
sia and Denmark in 1847-8. He carries
sabre marks on his head received in
the battles of Ombrct, Gault, and Pres
ton. At about the age of forty he left the
Fatherlands and came to Canada, where
WHETHER it be a suit of clothes or a straw hat,
our policy is to give the biggest value possible.
We KNOW that no one can buy clothing and gents'
furnishing goods any better than we can, and we
KNOW that we can sell on a closer margin than
many dealers; these facts accounts for our uni
formly good business the year round our friends
KNOW that they can get BETTER VALUES here
than in many other places. Just now we are in a
position to give you special values in straw hats.
In this sweltering weather probably no article of
wearing apparel will give you more comfort than a
cool, light straw hat. We have them in all styles
and prices from a Mexican fibre to the best panamas.
Look over these three items:
Genuine Mexican tough round fibre. Can be dipped
in front or back or rolled up for a tdiIIow. Also a line
of Boys' Braid3 in bell shape at this special adver
Here we offer your choice of several different and
desirable styles. Square top, round top, dip front,
telescopes and turbans. All well trimmed and good
values at twice the price. Some with fancy stripe
bands. Ask for advertised hat.
1a a On account of the flood last season we carried over a
few of our better hats. They were not damaged and
t ro evlieVl fhft TlPTrT PTrfl?5. Sfimfl of t.hfiTTl
worth $2 and $3. If you call for advertised lot 3 you
i r ti
can ouy xnem ior an even pi.
Panamas $3, 4, 5. 6, 7 and 8.
Fishermens and Helmets 35, 40 and 50c.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
"Where Quality Counts."
the next year removed to Feldborg,
Minnesota, where he lived on a farm
but continued the practice of medicine.
It was while he resided here that Min
r.esota was admitted into the Union as
In isr:), during the rapid immigra
tion into Kansas from the North and
South in the fierce struggle as to
whether that territory should become a
free or slave state, Mr. Swanback re
moved with his family to Topeka. He
contii ued the practice of his profession
there until the breaking out of the Civ
il War, in 1801, when he enlisted in the
Union army, and served in Company H,
in the Eleventh regiment Kansas In
fantry, serving under General Franz
Ricgal. He participated in the battle
of Pea Ridire and the various battles
and campaigns up and down the Rap
pahannock river. He continued in the
service until the end of the war.
While he was in the armv his wife
and family had removed with a brother
to Des Moines, Iowa. After beinn
mustered out, he returned to his family
and purchased a farm about 1.7 miles
from Dos Moines, where he farmed
I and practiced medicine sometimes. He
traded his Iowa farm for a farm in
Marshall county, Indiana, whither he
removed with his family.
In 1373, he sold his Indiana farm and
came to Nebraska, where he purchased
tarm near ureenwooa rrom Thilip
Galley. The B. & M. railroad had iust
been built, and Greenwood had just
been located, nlr. bwanback took an
ctive part in the development of the
town. In 1SH5, his wife died. Of this
maniage nine children had been born,
all of whom are dead except two girls,
both of whom are married, one living
hi Omaha, and the other in Leaven
In 133i. Mr. Swanback was mirried
to Mrs. Mary Loder-Meyer, at Green
wood, Nebraska, where they have re
sided ever since. One child was born
: to them, a son. Dr. G. L. Swanback,
; of Omaha. Mr. Swanback has been a
i republican ever since the partyjwas first
; organized and has always taken an in
1 terest in its success. He has been a
consistent member of the church.
He enjoys his cicrar, and says that he
. has been a smoker for at least eighty
years. He has led an active and up
right life and his friends are as wide as
his acquaintances. He is genial and a
splendid companion. Ho has retired
from active life, but is or.e of the di
rectors of the Plattsmouth Independent
Telephone company. He belongs to
that class of men, who have made Ne
braska a great commonwealth, and the
Ne'.V3-Her.ld is glad to number him
as one of its true friends.
Mr. and Mrs. 1. 1). Marnier departed
the first of the week for old Mexico.
They bought tickets to Titmpieo.
J. M. Ranney's 0 year old son, Lloyd,
had both bones in his left leg broken
below the knee while playing with his
brother last Sunday. The boys ran in
to one another with force enough to
cause the accident.
During the thunder storm of Monday
afternoon a small cyclone did some
maneuvering In the country near town
Five miles to the southeast it dipped
down and just missed a farm house but
rose airain and disappeared leaving only
u few uprooted trees as damages.
Efforts are being made to organize a
brass band. Last Monday night was
the date set for the first practice but
on account of a misunderstanding of
the date, very few fellows appeared.
There is some good talent in town and
we ought to have a good bano.
Undertaker E. Ratnowe was called
to take charge of the body of Mrs. Ot
ten, who died of bed fever and pneu
monia last Wednesday at her home
miles east of Berlin. The deceased was
43 years old. She leaves a husband and
9 children. The funeral, was held at
Berlin last' Friday.
On Wednesday the Tanner Sisteri
vacated the Gibbon Hotel and Miss Ed
na Hammer took charge. Miss Chloey
Tanner departed the same day for Lin
coln and Miss Edyth for Omaha, iticy
will visit with friends for about two
weeks after which they will again go
into business if they can find a suita
August 21, 23, 2i5 and 27 are the
dates of the G. A. R. Reunion which is
to be held here. It promises to be a
big affair and is to be a reunion of the
Eastern Nebraska district, which con
sists of Cass, Otoe, Lancaster. Sarpy
onrl Saunders counties. One of the
dates ia to be fraternal day for all or
der3 of the districts. All the commit
tees have been appointed and will soon
apt irto action. The committee on
Pi .. -
concessions are P. S. Barnes and D.
Bom, to Mr. and Mrs. James Witten
June 2, a girl.
Mrs. Wm. Erhart was in Plattsmouth
on business Friday.
Mrs. Nora Brunson left Saturday
evening for Denver, Colo.
Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Droke left Sat
urday for Louisville. Ky.
Mr. II. Rand of Plattsmouth, was ia
Louisville Sunday enroute to Omaha.
Miss Lottie Koop has returned from
her school work at the State Normal.
Freddie Gorder, Jr., of Plattsmouth,
was a guest of Ray Beaver over Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Olsen of Elmwood,
were visiting friends in Louisville Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Pribble moved back
to Louisville last week after an absence
of one year.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pribble of Te-
cumseh, Neb., are guests of Edd Prib
bl and family.
Mrs. H. E. Brown and son, Raymond,
of Scotts Blutf, Neb., .were guesta of
James Farrier has moved to Ashland
where he has purchased an interest in
the livery business.
August Gorder of Plattsmouth, and
Fred Gorder of Weeping Water, were
in Louisville Sunday.
Mrs. Edd Seiver and daughter of
Western Nebraska, are guests of W.
B. Shyrock and family.
' The pupils of the Christian church
gave a very entertaining program Sun
day evening in honor of Children's Day.
Miss Mary McGrew left Friday for
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also Red Wing,
Minn., to visit her brother, Lew, and
The ball game Saturday between
Mashet-Lampman business college and
Louisville scored 5 to 0 in favor or
Louisville.'" " " ' "' ' ' .1'
Misses Bessie Gadway, Mae Depew,
Carrie Anderson, Lottie Koop and Edd
Cline left Monday to attend the Stata
Normal at Peru.
TTrT Ben Barker is erecting an auto
mobile iraraee on North Main street.
The building will be a frame structure
with concrete basement.
Joe Kock of Jersey City, N. J., ia a
guest of Jno. Koop and family. Mr.
Koch and Jno. Koop were ship mates
and sailed around the world together
about thirty years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. May field enter
tained a party of relatives in their park
Sunday in honor of Mrs. I. Depew and
daughter, Mae, who leave this week
for .Western Nebraska and part oi
Mr. and Mrs. James Robertson and
daughter Marie were attending the
rr:iHntinn of thier dauirhter Miss
Blanche Robertson at the State Norma
School, at Peru, Nebr., last week.
Sunday morning the M. W. A. the
fourlodgC3of the A. 0. U. W., the
W. of W. and the D. of II. lodges as
sembled at their halls and then marched
tn Main ufrppt whrro the lonir nroces-
sion headed by the band was formed.
I hey then marcneci to uaK inn ceme
tery, where appropriate memorial per
uicna ttorp Viilil unit the ffrnves of the
lerted ones were beautifully decorat
ed, Ihe?e ceremonies me most impres
ive, anil calls up recollections of those
vchr, have irone to their celestial lodges,
I ! and rest in eternal peace.
Auy farmer will have a chance to
win prizes since the winners of the
1907 and I'M sweepstakes have been
eliminated from entering the regular
classes at the next corn show.
In addition to this the exposition will
give r.o cah prise of $l.0)i) to the win
ner of the Grand Champion sweepstak
ta -the grand premier trophy being
considered sufficient reward together
with the honor of winning the prize.
Instead of the U,M cash pme for
the champion .sweep-itakes, three
sweepstakes prizes have been arranged
giving one to each of the best ten ears
of yellow, white and other than yellow
or white, which includes flir.t, red and
These char.zes were decided on at a
1 meeting of the executive committee of
! the exposition and vice presidents of the
National Corn Association, held in Oma
1 ha last week.
j The management has also decided
' that all exhibits must be in Omaha at
' the office of a transportation company
or on the exposition grounds by Nov.,
27, ten days before thtf exposition
opens. The exposition, which is
j to be held in Omaha December J to 1,
I is to be an exposition that is "rca iy."
The need of the hour is the creation
of a tariff commission which would sup
ply the criteria now lacking. If we
had had a competent commission at
work for the last four or five years, it
would be possible now to obtain ample
data for use in applying the protective
principle scientifically and equitably.
Such a commission would have got to
gether material to show cost of produc
tion abroad and cost of production here,
and the levying of a rate would be
come a simple matter. Those demand
ing what seemed to be undue protection
would be obliged to furnish specific
proofs, whereas they now deal only in
generalities. There con be no doubt
that the cost of the labor element in
nrodoction has risen here in the last
twelve years. Yet the rise has been a
world-wide one, and it is not improb
able that labor costs has increased rela
tively more in Germany than in the
United States, for.amor.g other things,
the German government has added a
large part of the cost of accident insur
ance and retirement pensions to work
f production. The
! nation has now become thoroughly pro
! tectionist in sentiment, and the tariff
' issue is r.o longer a party issue. It ia
time, therefore, to drop the crude po
' litical methods of the past in tariff
legislation and to attack the problem
scientifically. The country wants a
taiitT based on the most thorough
knowledge of conditions here and
abroad, its rates representing an ex
actly measured differential in cost of
i production. -New York Tribune.
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