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NEWS. tirtablinhfd Nov. 8. 1891
HBKALD. Established April 16. 1864
Consolidated Jan. 1. 1895
PLATTSMOUTIT, NEBRASKA, TIITKSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1J0!
VOL. XLVI NO. 58
" CLOTHES 3 I
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You get a coat
made like this
you will get a
coat that will
hold its shape
no matter how
hard you wear
it. If this inside
work is left out
you are sure
to "get left"
on the suit.
All our cloth
ing is made with shape retaining fronts which
means a lot to the man who buys his clothes here.
Our Quality Line $20 to $35. Others not so
good but good as others show $5 to $18. Let
us show you our $15 special.
C. E. Wescott's Sons
TIIK HOME OF SATISFACTION.
We have Buster Brown Hosiery for Men, Women and Children.
Hurled to Death
Miss Ida Dovey, cousin of G.
H. N. and 0. II. Dovey of
Perhaps no fatality in recent years
haa cast such deep and universal sor-
... . .1- A 1. -
row over this community man me
death of Miss Ida Dovey, at 12 o'cloik
on Monday night, as the result of a
On Sunday afternoon Miss Dovey,
diughter of Isaac Dovey, and Mies
Mabel Wilkinson, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. B. Wilkinson, of this city,
drove to Carthage, where they spent
the afternoon and evening. They
started home shortly after nine o'clock,
and all went well until they reached a
tnr Tii.ui r r . r . r 1 l 1 1 i n mill n i. li c
oot of Washington street, when their
hor?e became frightened and in at
tempting to check the animal the
bridle bit was snapped in two. After
this the girls had no control whatever
of the horse and he continued his
flight. The horse belonged to Mr.
Dovey and it was hitched to a high
tested open buggy. Just south of the
mill the right front wheel of the vehi
cle came in contact with the banister
on the north side of the stone bridge
spanning the tailrace. The buggy
was thrown on a rock, the right hand
shaft was snapped and the cross-bar
broken and the horse became free from
the rig. The suddenness of the stop
ping of the vehicle threw both occu
pants out with great force. They were
thrown over the bridge railing, land
ing on the west bank of the race upon
a lot of stones lining the water's edge
some twenty feet distant.
Just how long the girls were at the
bottom of this ravine, possibly scrambl
ing in and out of the water is unknown.
About 10 o clock Kiiey mini ana nis
lady friend passed that way. He
n)ticed the loo3e horse, caught it and
tied it to a. nearby telegraph polo.
Then, it is said he went to the buggy
and heard moans issuivg from beneath
the bridge. The story runs that he
saw at a glance that there had been a
serious accident and he returned to the
Pan Handle depot to obtain assistance.
But Walter Rhodes says he and his two
companions, Frank and Harry Rhodes,
on their way home from Indianapolis,
were the first ones to discover the pros
trate forms of the two women. How
ever, before going to them, they
aroused Isaac Museellman, got his lan
tern and rushed to the water's edge.
They found the two girU and then
aroused some other persons and sum
moned physicians. Drs. Holloway and
Robert Smith answered the urgent
The two girls were found in a sorry
looking plight, but as quickly as pos
sible the rescueing party secured the
prostrate young women. When found
Miss Dovey was lying almost entirely
in the water and Miss Wilkinson sitting
at the water's edge with her feet
hanging over in the water. Both were
in a helpless conidtion. The boys
reached the Wilkinson girl first and
raised her to her feet. They carried
her up the embankment to the road
side. At the same time the others re
moved Miss Dovey from the water.
She was unconscious and did not gain
consciousness. Miss Dovey was re
moved first to the home of George
Shipley and afterwards to the home
of Clarence Willis near the scene of
the accident. She received every at
tention that could be given. Miss
Wilkinson, by the aid of two men, was
able to walk to her home. She was
histerical, and, although she was
badly bruised about the body and was
Weeding from several ugly cuts, she
seemed to be more Bolicituous about
her friend's condition than her own, as
she asked them time and again about
Miss Dovey was removed Monday
morning to the home of Mrs. C. I.
Lemmon, North Jefferson street,
where she had made her home for
many years. She lingered uutil 12
o'clock that night when she passed
away. -Kingston (Ind.) Banner.
The young lady referred to in the
above article is a cousin of Messrs.
G. E., H. N. and C. H. Dovy of Platts
mouth and the news to them is sad indeed.
Electricity at the Shop.
II. A. Garder, electrical engineer of
the Burlington System, accompanied
by his assistant, Mr. Collins, is in the
city. The Burlington has been figur
ing on installing an electric light plant
at the shops and Mr. Gardner came
here to inquire into the advisability of
taking power fiom the city plant.
After a thorough investigation he will
make his report to the company and
the result of his visit will be made
First Electric Fewer.
The first electric power under the
new order of things and the first ma
chine driven by day power since the
establishment of the electric plant in
1889. was set to going today when the
new Monotype machine in the Daily
News office was starten up to test it.
On the Map
The State Gets Back Into the Republican
Column and Everybody Should Rejoice.
FROM ALL OTHER POINTS
For an Off Year the Success of the Republi
can Ticket Over the Country is
William J. (iaynor, democratic candidate for mayor of New York, elected
by 00,000, but rest of republican ticket elected by good majorities, which puts
the financial matters in the hands of the republicans.
Tom Johnson, democratic candidate for the fiftli time as mayor of Cleve
land, Ohio, at last goes down to defeat by probably 5,000.
In Massachusetts the returns up to midnight indicate that Gov. Ebon S.
Draper, republican, has been re-elected over James II. Vahey, democrat, by a
greatly reduced majority, estimated at 10,000. Governor Draper's majority
last year was 00,000.
In Rhode Island Governer Pothirr, republican, was re-elected over Olney
Arnold, democrat, by a substantial majority
In Virginia the early returns indicate that the democratic ticket headed by
Judge Mann for governor has been elected by ubout the usual majority.
In Philadelphia Samuel P. Itotan, republican, was elected district attorney
over D. Clarence Gibboncy, representing the luw and order society and the
reform element. Rotan's majority exceeded that in a previous campaign,
being estimated upwards of 30,000.
The returns from San Francisco, where reform issues are uppermost, indi
cate a triumph for the union labor ticket and a defeat for Ileney for district
The Pennsylvania state election for treasurer, auditor general and judge of
the supreme court resulted in the usual republicain majority.
In Maryland the constitutional amendment disfranchising the negro is still
in doubt, the Baltimore vote being srtongly against the amendment, while re
turns from the interior indicate increasing strength for the amendment.
In Indianapolis, where the temperance issue has figured, Lewis Shank, re
publican, is elected over Charles A. Guess, democrat.
Republicans and Democrats Di
vide up the Offices and Neither
Side Really Happy.
The following are the majorities as
far as telephonic communication can
give them and are prohably as correct
as can be had at this time. They are
figures given out by the county clerk:
Schlater, Treasurer, democrat G07
Beeson, Judge, republican 499
Quinton, Sheriff, republican 460
Trunkenboltz, Surveyor, republican 250
Foster, Superintendent, domocrat..l70
Clements, Surveyor, republican 97
Morgan, Clerk, democrat 89
Friedrich, Commissioner, republican 79
Snyder, Register, democrat 48
The canvass of the returns by the
official canvassers will probably take
place Friday, but it is not supposed
that the result as to those elected will
be changed though the majorities may
be somewhat different.
Mr. Wilson and family arrived Tues
day from Auburn, where they have re
sided for seventeen years, to buy a
little home in this city of fifteen or
Divorce papers have been filed by
Frances Hospenthal against Caspar A.
Hospenthal, her hnsband, charging
desertion. Hospenthal, it is "alleged
deserted his wife and child the 17th of
latt March and is now residing in North
The Scottish Rite Masons.
SHOT IN THE FOOT.
A shooting scrape this morning
created some excitement, overshadow
ing for a time the election aftermath.
Last night Tom Sherwood went
to the home of Jimmie Williams and
demanded the right to talk to his
his wife who was stopping with her
parents. Being refused he became
enraged and smashed the glass door,
at the same time, it is alleged, threat
ening to kill his wife. The screams of
the women called Chief Amick to the
scene, but before he arrived Sherwood
had left. The chief notified the night
watch to arrest Sherwood upon sight,
but faieed to do so. This morning
the chief met Sherwood and informed
him that lie would probably be placed
under arrest soon, whereupon Sher
wood said he would like to have a talk
with his wife, promising to be decent
about it and not make a scene. Amick
and Sherwood went to the Williams
home and the latter tried to persuade
his wife to return home with him,but
this she refused to do, saying that she
was afraid of him. They left the
house and started down town, but
after going a short distance Sherwood
stopped, saying he had forgotten to
tell his wife something and wanted to
return. They went back and just at
that time Mr. Williams appeared upon
the scene. He rushed into the house
from the rear and grabbing a shotgun
as he ran, went out the front door.
Sherwood saw him coming and at
tempted to make his cscajie, but was
a trifle too late. Williams fired as
Sherwood ran, hitting him in the foot,
below the ankle, before the chief
could reach and disarm him. Sher
wood was taken to Dr. Livingston's
office and Williams arrested and taken
to jail .
The cause of the trouble is ancient
history in Plattsmouth . Sherwood and
his wife have not been able to live in
peace and harmony and a long time
ago separated. They became recon
ciled somewhat, at least sufficiently
to resume their family relations, but
only for a time. Trouble was resumed
and another separation took place,
the wife taking up her residence with
her parents. Sherwood, it is claimed,
has made numerous threats against his
wife and it is unquestionably due t
these threats that he was shot.
Forty candidates will receive, the
degrees from the fourth to the thirty
second, inclusive, at the convocation
of the Scottish Rite Masons of the
Spokane jurisdiction in that city
the week of November 22. Sovereign
Grand Commander James D.
Richardson, 33d degree, and Sovereign
Grand Inspector General Ernest
Bertram! Ilusscy, 33d degree, will
lie in attendance, others assisting
being V. S. MeCrea and F. K.
Michaels of Spokane, who received
the 33d degree at Washington, 1). C,
recently, and Rev. Dr. William J
Ilindley, pastor of Pilgrim Congre
gational church and chaplain to the
Spokane chamber of commerce, and
Richard B. Harris, also of this city,
who were elected Knights Commanders
of the Court of Honor. The Spokane
chapter, which has 375 members,
is arranging a series of receptions and
banquets in connection with the
ceremonials, at which it is expected
A I ' II 1 PlWl , .
mere win oe ,xhj visitors irom various
parts of the United States and Canada
Dr. Ilindley will deliver a series of
lectures preceding the degree work
during the week, the subject being
"The Symbolism of the Ring," "The
Breaking of Bread" and "The His
tory and Philosophy of Scottish Rite
The Mouse Wife
Will appreciate the quality of our coal, and the man
of the house will appreciate the price and quantity.
2000 BAYLOR coal man
flic SHORT BALLOT:
Who did you vote for yesterday?
There arc probably not one hundred
men in Nebraska who can correctly
name all of the candidates they fav
ored in the election booth. Nearly all
may be able to call the names of the
three judges of the supreme court. Be
low that part of the ticket the mem
ory is likely to retain only a vague
impression. Voting is a serious busi
ness, and may- be so regarded by a
majority of the men who exercise the
right of franchise, but the task im
posed by our long ballot is beyond
their inclination to master, even if it
is not beyond their powers. There is
something in the chargo that below
the head of the ticket tho direct pri
mary is likely to lead to accidental
nominations. The fault is not inherent
in the primary. It belongs to our sys
tem of making nearly all public posi
tions elective. One of the good results
following tho adoption of the primary
is the lesson it teaches of the futility
of artcmpting to choose under our
archaic system men with qualifications
for offices that require special or tech
The remedy is the "short ballot." In
state affairs, the governor would be
elected under this system, and the
heads of the departments would be his
appointees exactly as the president se
lects his cabinet. The county commis
sioners would have personal responsi
bility for departments, possibly, and
would engage experts to do tho work
exactly as the directors of a bank
select their bookkeepers and ac
countants and cashiers to look after
thej)iisiness. In the city the commis
sion system concentrates public atten
tion upon five men, whose names take
the place of the ten or fifteen general
city officers usually chosen under the
old municipal system. The "short bal
lot" is the direct road to efficient, eco
nomical and responsible government.
James Craig, a son of J. M. Craig,
who for many years owned a large
farm near this city and later built a
fine residence in this city and with his
family occupied it, who has been
visiting friends in this city and vicinity
for several weeks, departed Tuesday
morning for his home in Burwell, Neb.
John Campbell, of South Bend, was
in town today and is very pronounced
in his views upon certain subject), and
by the way ho is not always right in
them as he is willing to concede now.
Plattsmouth Has to Bow to the
Enevitable Scores of Citi
zens Proves it.
Died Wednesday Night.
airs, .uary ureen, aged o( years,
passed away Wednesday night at the
home of her son, Heston Green, in
Sidney, la. II. B. Green formerly re
sided in this city, and their son, I. B.
Green, and family still reside here.
The deceased is survived by her hus
band and there children, Mrs. C. D.
Hyde, Mrs. Tom Jennings, Heston and
I. B. Green.
After reading the public statement
of this representative citizen of Platts
mouth, given below, you must come to
this conclusion: A remedy which cured
years ago, which has kept the kidneys
in good health since, can be relied up
on to perform the same work in other
cases. Read this:
J. W. Hickson, Oak Street, Platts
mouth, Nebr., says: "I will never
cease to praise Doan's Kidney Pills,
as they were of such great benefit to
me several years ago. My kidneys and
back were a source of constant suffer
ing and I was subject to attacks of
lumbago that came on without the
least warning. The simplest move
ment was painful and I was anoyed
more or less by the irregular passages
of the kidney secretions. I read so
much about Doan's Kidney Pills, that
I finally procured a box from Gering &
Co. 's drug store. I was so gratified
with the results of their use that
publicly endorsed them in 1906 and at
this time, I heartily renew that state'
ment. I hope that other kidney suf
ferers will profit by my experience
For sale by all dealers. .Price 50
cents. Foster-Kilburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan's and
take no other. 50-4
Mrs. Victoria Powers and Mrs. Liz
zie Roth, w ho has been visiting their
aunt, Mrs. Margaret Applegate, and
their cousin, Mrs. Ida Applegate, in
Uuion, departed on the Burlington
from this city this morning for their
home in Villiscn, la.
Mrs. Lutie K. Hatch of Jacksonville,
Ills., who is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. A. W. Atwood, received word
that her home city in the local option
election Tuesday went "dry" by a
I majority of 202.
Mr. Pickett Dead.
The mother of the Burlington station
agent, W. L. Tickett, passed away at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. E" R.
Guthrie, in Lincoln Tuesday, aged 74
years. The burial will be at Ashland
probably Thursday besidejher husband.
Mrs. Pickett was born in New York,
but has resided in Nebraska for thirty
years, and has been in feeble health
for some time.
Douglas Wilson of Auburn has pur
chased the Pearlman place, consisting
of fifteen acres near this city, and with
his family will reside here.
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