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PLATTSMOUTII, NEIUJASKA, Tllt'liSDAY, JUXE 10,1!K!
VOL. XLVI NO. 10
Guilty of Murder
In the Second Degree Was the
Verdict of the Jury.
At the conclusion of the evidence
Tuesday at 10:43 a. m. the arguments
of the attorneys were commenced.
County Attorney Ramsey opened the
argument for the State. At consider
able length he reviewed the evidence
for the proecution and pointed out the
defects in the evidence for the defence.
There was nothing unusual or brilliant
in the argument, but it was clear and
Attorney Byron Clark made the ar
gument for the defense. Mr. Clark
makes no claim to great oratorical
powers, but it was the universalcomment
of those who heard the argument,
that he made a great speech. It was a
great oration without the usual flour
ishes of the Fourth of July orators. His
speech was clear, concise, logical and
forceful, even pronounced by many to
be a powerful piece of forensic oratory.
Matthew Gering made the closing
argument on behalf of the state. His
voice was in good condition, and he
entered upon his argument full of hope
and confidence. Piece by piece he took
up the various portions of the evidence
and with the skill of a master he showed
the inevitable effect of the evidence.
His appeals to the jury for a vindica
tion of the law and a bereaved family
were touching and emotional.
Those who listened 10 the giving of
the instructions of the court, have but
a single comment, and that is that the
instructions were eminently fair. Judge
Harvey D. Travis throughout the long
trial maintained the highest dignity of
the court, and convinced all the vast
crowd that he was impartial and un
moved by outside feeling and comment,
and thi is one of the highest duties cf
At (WO on Tuesday evening the case
was given to the jury. It had been a
long and wearisome trial and the jury
had been very patient. Each juror
seemed to fully realize his great re
sponsibility and great duty. After be
ing in the jury room all night consider
ing the case, at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday
morning the jury returned a verdict of
murder in ihe second degree, and recom
mended leniency of the court. This
marks the ending of the murder case
where John Clarence shot and ki'led
John P. Thacker, near Union in Cass
county. A motion for a new trial will
be filed end sentence must await the
determination of this motion.
Old Resident Makes Suggestion
Which He Claims Would
Two hundred and fifty-one pulp milks
in the United States used 3,3 It?, 106 cords
of wood and made 2, 118,917 tons of
pulp last year. Spruce has always been
the leading pulp wood and it furnished
64 per cent of the total quantity used.
The rapid development of the wowl
t;uln industry in the last ten years has
rendered the domestic supply of spruce '
insufficient to meet the demands upon I
it, and consequently importations lrom
Canada have been heavy.
Next to spruce, the most important
pulp wood is hemlock; !3fi9,173 cords of
it were converted into pulp last year.
Poplar comes third.
The wood used by th pulp mills last
year cost then a little more than $2S,
000,000, or an average of $S.39 per cord
against an average of $8.21 in 1907.
The high price of wood causes the man
ufacturers to be constantly on the look
out for cheaper raw material, and one
of the most encouraging developments
has been the increased use of slab wood
and other sawmill waste.
These statements are based upon a
preliminary report issued by the bu
reau of the census.
Geo. Stander, who owns many acres
of fine farming land in the vicinity of
Orcapolis came in to do some trading
Wednesday. Mr. Stander has lived in
this community for a long time but
he states he had never seen as
much water on the bottoms as fell in
so short a time during the storm of
Mr. Stander thinks the C. B. & Q.
railroad company should dig a ditch
along its track for about 2 miles to
ward the east from the elevator at
Oreapolis, and also make some outlets
under the track so the surplus water
could run away. He claims there are
many acres of growing crops spoiled
each year from the fact that the rail
road irrade has dammed up the water
courses and the farmers have suffered
heavy losses for many years when
trillin-r exnense would cive relief. He
thinks it is time the matter was agi
tated for the purpose of forcing the
comnanv to do what is necessary to
Second Church ol Christ, Scientist
Sunday school, D:-15 a. tn.
Divine service at 11 a. m. Subject
"God the Preserver of Man."
Mid-week meeting Wednesday even
ng 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 block
m , rr-1 1 1
is open ever 1 uesuay. i nursuay mm
Saturday afternoon from 2 untill 5
Base Ball at
ncient Rivals on the Diamond
Enjoy Another Game.
Wet Weather Essentials
These goods are fully up to the stand
ard of everything else we carry and every
article has our unqualified guarantee to be
exactly as represented, or your money will
be cheerfully refunded.
Lot 1, $7.59
You have never
heard of or seen
rain coat values like these. Do not confuse
them with the common, ordinary Mcintosh coat.
They are stylish well tailored coats. Are made of
gray mixtures, dark worsteds and slate colors.
52 inches long. You cannot afford to be without
one at this price.
Lo! 2, $10
In this lot we offer you a
variety of styles, including
the new automobile collar in black thibet cloth or
black unfinished goods. A beautiful piece of
goods for a light overcoat and remember it is
cravanetted so as to turn the water.
Lot 3, $12.50
In this lot we show you some of the most stylish
garment you ever looked at. Light English grays,
browns and fancy mixtures, all full 52 inches long with full sweep, broad
shoulders, self-collar and shape retaining front. You'll see the in many stores
at $18. Yours here and now if you ask for lot 3. $12.50.
We have 3 absolutely new things in umbrellas. The first is a gossmer
lined umbrella, absolutely waterproof $1.50.
Second. A silk umbrella wTith a handle that folds up so you can put it in
a 26 inch suit case. Price $3.
Third. A 26 inch umbrella that folds up so you can put it in a hand bag.
Enclsoed in waterproof case. Price $3.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
In years gone by Greenwood and
Springfield were bitter rivals on the
diamond and the latter town usually
had the best of the argument. For the
first time in several seasons tho two
teams met in conflict last Saturday af
ternoon; the game being played on
Springfield's home ground, ami the
story of the conflict is one of sweet re
venge for the visiting team. With
Gottch in the box for the home team,
the Springfield rooters expected a de
cisive victory for their favorites. But
"there is many a sup twixt the cup
and the lip." The way those Green
wood batters landed on the much touted
Sarpy county twirler certainly made
that gentleman sit up and take notice,
and the loyal Springfield fans kept
pinching themselves to be sure it was
not a nightmare. A total of thirteen
lucious swats made life seem one long
dreary grind for the big twirler who
poses as champion wrestler; and to
make his downfall all the more bitter,
Howard, the opposing stab artist with
errorless support behind him, had the
heavy hitters who faced him, at his
mefcy all the way, not a single hit be
ing made off his delivery and of the
twenty-nine men who faced him only
three reached first base, two on passes
and one on a force play at second. A
forecast of the result came in the first
inning when Hansen first up, hit the
first ball pitched for a single and the
succeeding batters mingled enough
hits with some wabbly fielding to send
three runs clattering across the pan
One more run was received in the fourth
and one in the sixth and then the real
storm broke loose. A succession of
one base hits and two baggers made
the base lines look like the course of
mr.;-athon, six runnen registering at
the home plato and two men facing the
pitcher before the third out could be
made. The eight inning was simply
repetition of the seventh another half
dozen runs counting. In the mean
time it was goose eggs for Springfield
and when the smoke cleared away the
score stood 17 to 0, for the visitors
across the Platte.
The score. R. II. E
Greenwood 3001016G0 17 13
Springfield 00 0 000000 0 55
Two Base hits Craig, Howard, Kelly,
Greenwood's most promising young
business men, and everything points to
success for the newly wedded pair.
Many beautiful as well as useful gifts
attest to the esteem in which both par
ties are held by their friends, and all
join in wishing them a long and pros
perous life. Mr. and Mrs. Blair de
parted on the evening train for the
west where they will visit Los Ange
les, San Francisco, Portland and the
exposition at Seattle, expecting to be
gone about sixty days.
A sad accident occurred here last
Sunday afternoon when Jacob Rayles,
Jr., the fourteen year old son of Jacob
Rayles, was drowned in Salt Creek.
Young Rayles with a number of other
boys were wading in the stream he be
ing unable to swim. Getting beyond
his depth he called for help and as soon
as danger was apprehended an attempt
was made to rescue him, one of his
playmates almost succeeding in getting
him to the bank but had to abandon the
task in order to save himself. Before
other help could reach the drowning
boy he went down for the last time. A
crowd gathered at the spot and the
body secured y dragging the siroam
nt the point where the youth was last
seen, r uneral services were hem i ues
lay afternoon. Interment in the local
At an adjourned meeting of the Vil
lage Hoard last Monday night the con
tract for building new crossings and
culverts of concrete construction wa
awarded to Gus Brockhaga. A com
mittee was named to decide on where
the new work shall be put in. It is
contemplated that $300 to $350 will be
used for such improvements during the
coming season. This will be practical
ly the same amount used last year.
Hugh Armstrong held a sale at his
residence last Saturday afternoon Mis-
posing of his household effects and some
other personal property. He expects
to start soon on an extended camping
and sight seeing trip, with his family
and making a tour of the Western
states by team and wagon.
The Plattsmouth Telephone Co. has
installed its public booth in the Post
Office lobby and bus had, it equipped
with an automatic coin receiver, doing
away with the necessity of having an
attendant for toll call from the booth
T. H. Dalbey of labor, Iowa, came
in Sunday evening for a few days visit
with his brother, M. Dalbey, of this
place, making the trip overland with
his family in his Reo automobile.
Dr. E. C. Stevenson of Gothenberg,
Neb., came Tuesday for a short visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C,
Stevenson of the South East Country
Mr. Hansen of Omaha, a retired gro
eery man of that city, spent Sunday
here with his brother-in-law, Peter A
Smith, of this place.
Daniel Kitty, who has had a serious
attack of pneumonia is getting consid'
erably better, his recovery now beirg
A company of Nebraska University
cadets passed through Greenwood, last
week enroute to their camp at Ashland.
D. W. .Ream sprained an ankle a
few days ago and has been walking like
a man with the gout since the accident.
C. H. Meeker of McCook, Neb., came
in Sunday evening for an over night's
stay with his brother, N. H.
G. W. Meeker of Lincoln, called on
his brother, M. H., of this place last
They were dismissed at this point for
a short rest from their march.
Mrs. Geo. Myers was in OmahaTues
Fred Bronkon of Wahoo, was in town?
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Hazen Sundaycd
Mrs. C. A. Muyfield went to Omah
Wm. Diera and wife were in Omaha,
Watch for total eclipse of the sun.
Thursday, June 17.
Tom Williams of Oklahoma, in a.
guest of M. Williams and family.
Wm. Hoover left Sunday for Des
Moines, Iowa, on a business trip.
"Where Quality Counts."
Burks. Strike out-Howard i, Gottch
6. Base on Balls-Howard 2,Gottch 1.
Batteries Howard and Hansen, Gottch,
Bates, Piling and Coaster.
The Misses Hoham gave a china
shower last Saturday afternoon in hon
or of Miss Ina Kimberly, an event
enjoyed by quite a number of the girl
friends of that young lady. A number
of useful gifts were received by the
coming bride, well representing the es
teem in which she is held by her asso
ciates. A dainty luncheon was served
and every one enjoyed the occasion.
Those present were, the Misses Belle
Dyer, Margaret Dyer, Alice Dyer,
Frankie, Rhoda, and Lu'u Carnes, Lil
lian Stradley, Edith Howard, Haztl Ax
maker, Edna Gullion, Georgia Fels, El
sie and lna Kimberly. Ihe hostesses
the Mayme Deborah and Gussie Hoham.
The electrical storm which visited
this community Sunday night was on
o: the worst for many months, l.c.r.g
of the longest duration of any for
number of years. The barn on the J.
Stewart farm north of Greenwood, oc
cupied by Frank Stewart was struck
and t)t illy ln::tn : i; resultant
fire. The entire content of the build
ing, including four horses, about five
hundred bushels of grain, a new buggy,
several sets of harness and quite a
quantity of hay, were destroyed. The
insurance will only partialiy cover the
At the noon hour Wednesday, June 9,
a number of invited guests and friend
assembled at the home of Mrs. William
Kimberly to witness the marriage of
her daughter, Miss Ina, to Mulone L.
Blair, our local drug store proprietor.
Delayed train servico made the post
ponement of the ceremony necessary
as the Rev. Utterback, one of the
bride's former pastors, who had been
engaged did not arrive until near three
o'clock p. m. the wedding taking place)
immediately upon his arrival. Missj
Kimberly is a young lady held high in j
the esteem of all who know her. Her
efficient work as a teacher in the lc cal' Let us figure with you on anthing
schools for the last few years winning in the line of job printing. Satisfaction
J her many friends. Mr. I'.lair is cr.c or guarantied.
Edward I'ankonin and wife are vis
iting in Antelope county this week.
Clarence MayfieM returned to Platta
mouth Monday to serve on the jury.
W. A. Cleghorn and daughter, Mary,
attended the show in Omaha Monday.
Chas. Twiss of May wood, Neb., camo
Saturday to visit E. C. Twiss and fami
A new iron bridge is being built over
the creek east of the B. & M. semaphore.
Mrs. Stevenson went to Omaha to
meet her sisterfrom M inneapolis, Minn-Wednesday.
Mrs. Robert McCarty spent a few-
days the latter part of the week visit-
ing in Omaha.
Miss Sylvia Suitor returned from
Gove City, Kan., where she ha9 spent
part of the winter.
The guests of Ernest Pautsch left
Tuesday for Wisconsin after a week's
visit with relatives.
Chas. Calhoun and wife and Mr. and
Mrs. Williams have been visiting rela
tives in South Dakota.
Mrs. Mike Tritsch and children are .
visiting J no. Hennings and family int. -
the country this week.
Much interest is being taken on the
part of the citizens to prepare for the
Fourth of July celebration.
The Louisville ball team went to Sew
ard Monday to play ball. The gam-
scored 5 to 0 in favor of Seward.
The Baptist Sunday School hold spec
ial Children's Day exercises at their
church Sunday evening, June 13.
The Woman's Club hold their annual
picnic at Elmhurst Friday. Each mem
ber is privileged two guests and a day
Wm. Stholmann and wife celebrated
their twentieth wedding anniversary
Sunday at their farm home south of
Louisville. About one hundred and
fifty guests were present. Mr. and .
Mrs. Stholmann were the recipients of
many beautiful china pieces.
Some Ntwsy Correspondence Ref
lating to the Doings at Pa
A Delightful Party.
A most pleasant gathering occurred
recently at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. Cook in honor of Miss Nellie
and Master Raymond. Music and
games were indulged in and refresh
ments were served consisting of ice
cream and cake.
Those present were Misses Florence
Phem and Robin Richardson, Vera and
Loretta Propst, of Mynard, Emma and
Ella Tschicrren, Master Ray, Elmer
and Alice Tschierren, Barbara and
Eddie Bulin. Mnrjorie and Lela Vallery
and Mrs. Glen Vallery, Mrs. S. 0. Cole
and daughter I Opal, Lillian and Jacob
Adams, Jennie and Helen Livingston,
Lillie, Nellie, Herschel Petty, Mattie
and Oscar Gapen, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Cook and two children NitaanJ Francis
and Mrs. Halmas, Nellie and Raymond
Some lovely birthday presents were
J. W. Mulica and wife and baby
visided in Omaha yesterday.
August Johnson has moved back to
the Junction from Stanton, la.
M. Lee. who is employed with the B.
& M. bridge gang, is home on a visit.
Gus Johnson is taking a layoff this
week and making a visit with his folka
Mrs. Ballard and daughter, Vina,
left Monday for a visit with friends in
Draper, S. D,
John and Carl Johnson have returned
to their home in Colorado after a pleas
ant visit with their cousin, Albert
Croon, in this city.
Rush Robertson has had some new
signs placed on the windows of his pool
hall, which materially add to the at
tractiveness of his place of business.
A few days ago fire completely des
troyed the home of Mrs. Hentonof thia
city, though the neighbors succeeded
io removing most of the household
goods. We understand that about $175
in money whs also destroy!. This
most estimable lady seems to be having;
more than her share of misfortune, as
this is the third time in the past twa
years tiiat she has suffered from fire.
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