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OFFICE-No. 112, Soitii Sixth Strict
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1904.
TART CURB-STONE JOSHINGS
And Other Items of Interest Prepared Es
pecially tor the Journal Readers.
"If you art ulrrnily to wed.
Send Hit' hark this imw of red;
If your love for me Is (rue.
Send nil hark this Imiw of lilue.'
Tims the Leap ear mi ssiiire run,
W rlitrn to h rlaltMiiouih man.
Ilitck IhiIIi Imiws lit iiiirk si-iu.
For In In on htirhelordoin li - II bent.
Easter one week from Sunday.
i ne c.n.y election is nn larotl one
week from next Tuesday.
Two full moons this month. There's
an excuse If you need one.
The minds of the young ladies Is now
llxed on that Kaster honnet.
Don't forget the Turners' Festival,
at Coates' Hall, April fi and (1.
Many predict a very quiet city cam-
mlin. A few more ibivo will Kk'nlfv
- f-i - - j - - - n ' j
The, March lamb has decided to stay
and grow up Into an amiable mutton.
At prevailing prices of provisions it
Is not hard to eat one's self Into
Spring cannot he far away. The um
brella mender has again made his ap
pearance. In the eyes of the politician all things
are fair In love, war and campaigning
Strange as It may seem, It Isthe hon
est man w ho sells his vote and then de
livers the goods.
While some women aro still on the
matrimonial market, they are on the
The person who looks for "Good
Friday" this year will have to dodge
"April Fool's Hay."
There are several things In the wind
that may develop that will be of great
benefit to Tlattsmouth.
The rural mail carriers are the ones
who sulTer most by the soft roads, but
then they are all good uaturcd.
A Michigan man inherited a round
million dollars and went crazy. We
hope to be spared this allliction.
We can't Like wood or potatoes on
subscription hut anyone having a good
driving horse can be accommodated.
V' (mined our son (ieoritn Washington.
II Is falsehoods sorely try lis,
If we should have anollier olio
We'd call lilm Ananias.
Don't kick. Consider the Mormon
prophet with five to eight wives and
8'tecn daughters to buy Easter bon
exactly wiiat ins lauy-iove minks or
him ret him sit down on her Easter
Nearly every girl
envies a nrlnc
when she starts on a wedding trip
and nearly every married woman feels
sorry for her.
Happy Is the man who is free from
the Easter bonnet craze. That'sabout
all it is, and nobody but the milliner
reaps the benefit
This little touch of spring weather
has given many people the spring
fever. These arc the people who are
easily affected by such things.
A II the fruits put on (lie lalile.
Let the litrdsslng In (lie trees.
And may this Iwearh lady's lulx-l:
"On tny Faster bonnet Dowers, please!
Henry R. (iering should be elected
mayor because his Interests are more
Identified with the welfare of the city
than either of the other candidates.
Ah Iowa man died the other day at
the advanced age of llti. He had used
tobacco all his life. How old would he
have been had he chewed gum at the
i-n t.V nf uni'nrl r if t lu ;i vnrniro ui'llnnl trli-lV
To vote for F. (J. Frlcke and George
Dodge, means a continuation on the
school board of two of our best repre
sentee citizens, whose natural In
stincts arc in the direction of the best
interests of loth pupil and parent.
Too bad the revenue law does not
place a tax on politicians. It would
have to he like a dog . tax, simply a
license so much per. To asses some of
them at their real value, would not
produce enough revenue to pay the
A Journal reporter conversed with
several of its farmer friends last Satur-
day, and they all agreed that the fruit
crop has escaped so far without serious
Injury, and unless a heavy frost comes
after the trees have budded the crop
will bo one of the heaviest In years.
Oh, (lie howling and (lie liawllng.
And (lie kit-king of tin- chair.
When li naughty little Millet
t.t'ls tally In her hair,
(tut perhaps w hen she gets older
She'll not ai t so tletii'etl iiifcr,
W lieu some follow gets mellow
And puts "tally" In her ear.
Joseph M. Roberts should by all
means be elected to represent the third
ward In the city council. He Is, In the
, true sense of its meaning, purely a rep
resentative citizen, and w ill do all In
Ids power for the best interests of ev
cry citizen. Mr. Roberts is one of our
best men and should lie elected.
Here we are Again on the threshold
of another spring and it seems but a
few weeks since we were busy getting
ready for winter. The older we get,
the swifter time tiles, It seems. The
most beautiful time of the year will
soon Iw here and many a fanner will be
too busy to look up or alxmt, oblivious
to daily pleasures, tolling for comfort
and enjoyment bye and bye, only to
leave It all Just when lie is gcltliMM
ready to enjoy life. The wise man en-
Joysllfeashe goes along by taking time
to lift his eyes above his work.
A Journal reporter in his rounds the
other day droned IntoK. It. Windoin's
new quarters In the Coates block. We
found his otlice most elegantly ar
ranged and right uj-t -lato in all the
Improved oiliee furniture. Apart from
the general otlice Mr. Windom has a
most comfortably arranged consulta
tion room, or private otlice. Every
thing throughout was "as neat as a
pin," as the saying goes, and Mr. Win
dow should feel very proud of his new
and handsome quarters. He does an
extensive business in the real estate
line, and needs such quarters for his
Increasing business. Mr. Windom is
also a member of the Plattsinouth bar,
and his library, filled with all the
latest decisions and other law books,
a(i(lsmud' lo l,,c appearance of his
GIRL ACCIDENTALLY KILLED.
Miss Mary Wagner Shot In the Head by
Bullet From Target Rifle.
Miss Mary Wagner, aged about seven
teen years, w ho has for some time been
making her home In this city with her
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dcnson, was
accidentally shot through the head
alxmt 10 o'clock last Saturday morn
lug. The fatal shot was from a small
target rllle In the hands of a young
man named Andy Russell
It appears that young Russell and
the unfortunate young lady had gone
to the former's home across the river,
and that Miss Wagner and a girl
companion were seated In one of Xhe
rooms looking over a book, when Rus
sell appeared from another part of the
house with a-22-ealibre rille In his
hand with which he proposed to shoot
some rats at the barn. When he en
tcred llic ronm Wagner usked to
see tho weapon, when he pulled the
trigger back to see if it was loaded,
ib was accidentally discharged, the
ball entering the head just above
the right eye, and she died about
thirty minutes after the accident,
A coroner's inquest over the remains
was held at the Russell home, where
the tragedy occurred, Sunday morn
mg and me facts Drought out are
about as above stated, as purely acci
i lie remains were drought io tins
city for Intel rmcnt and the funeral
occurred Monday morning from the
I .11. n. v.iiuii;ii, t.iii5 services ueiug con
ducted hv Rev. Fred Warren, and the
, ,.....,. . . ,
my f te unfortunate girl consigned
t0 its final resting place in Oak Hill
The terrible tragedy is deeply re
grettcd bj all, and young Russell is
almost crazed w ith grief over the un
fortunate alTair, and doubly so because
l,e ws Instrumental to some extent
' )sl careless manner in bringing
about the death of one who was to
have been his w ife in a short time.
The entire community deeply sympa
thise with young Russell, and the
friends generally of Miss Wagner, all
of whom deplore the tragic end of a
fine young lady scarcely in the full
bloom of life.
Returned From Oklahoma.
Mrs. Katlierine Prettig, who accom
panied Albert I'appe'schildrcn totheir
new home in Oklahoma, returned Mon
day. Mrs. Prettig reports Mr. Pappe
and his children nicely located near
Union City, where he owns a fine farm
of .120 acres. She says sections of Ok-
lohoma Is very beautiful country, and
likes it in most respects, except for its
water, which Is not of the best quality.
When she left for home they were en
joying tine spring weather, the fruit
trees were in bloom, thej;rass coming
up nicely and wheat looked (inc. Fruit
growers are looking forward to an Im
mense peach and apple crop, and hi fact
plenty of small fruits. M is. Prettig is
the mother of Mr. l'appe's w ife, now
dead, anil she feels gratified in know
inK that her grandchildren are safely
and permanently located. Raring the
fatigue occasioned from such a lone
and continuous ride on the cars, the
old lady enjoyed the trip very much
Where to Find Them.
When the daily toll Is over and the
sun Is going down you are ready then
to read the news that's going on In
town. If you miss the weekly paper
here's a hint w ill make you smile, you
may find It on your daughter, for the
bustle's back In style. When you wash
your face in soapsuds and you're lool
Ing for the towel while the soap is
getting In you're eyes, you start to
swear and howl, wipe your eyes upon
your sleeve, and remember all the
while that tho towel Is hard to locate
when bustles are in st vie. There's no
use In getting angry, and It dors no
good to swear; If your Sunday shirt is
missing and you have none clean to
WCar, try yourliardest to look pleasant,
do your best to wear a smile, and
remember when vou miss (him. that
the bustle's back in style,
icT u c T
Ce" F,ve "ea " Perjury.
In the district court Monday after
noon, a motion for a new trial for
Charles E. Holmes, convicted on the
charge of perjury at the present term
waaruud aiul Hie motion overruled
by Judge Jesst n, who then sentenced
Holmes t )ser e u term of five years
at hard : ibor in the penitentiary.
DEMOCRATS IN (MENTION.
A VERY LARGE 6ATHERIN6 AND HAR
MONY PREVAILED THROUGHOUT.
A Most Excellent Ticket Nominated and One
That Should be Triumphant,
CITY TICK KT.
Henry K. (It-ring
II. M. Six-iinlcliseii
W llliain t'li-menl
V. C. Tlurx-ns
I reasurer. .
Third ward los. M. Kohert
Hinliwaril I'atrli'k Kiran
I Iflli ward W illiam W. Slater
.Mem tiers of the School Hoard
I K.U. Frlcke.
i (ieo. Dodge.
The democratic city convention, as
per announcement in the Journal, met
at the council chamber on Friday
evening last at 8 o'clock for the pur
pose of nominating candidates for the
various positions t.o be tilled at the
election on Tuesday, April 5.
Previous to the assembling of the
convention primaries had been held In
the several wards to select delegates
The convention was called to order
by John Lutz, chairman of the city
committee, who, upon motion of II.
R. Gering, was made chairman of the
convention by a unanimous vote, and
Dr. W. 11. Elster was elected secretary
in the same manner. In the effecting
of a permanent organization it was
found that every ward was fully rep
resented, and on motion the tempo
rary organization was made perma
nent. NOMINATIONS FOit MA YOU.
Nominations being then in order,
the names of Thomas Walling, F. J.
Morgan and II. R. Gering were pre
sented to the convention. Ilcfore a
vote was taken, the names of Mr. Mor
gan and Mr. Walling were withdrawn,
and amidst the greatest of enthusiasm,
Mr. Gering was nominated by accla
mation. Mr. Gering accepted the
nomination in a few well directed re
marks, stating, that if elected, he
would do all in his power for the best
interests of the entire people of the
city of Plattsinouth.
II. M. Socnnichsen was re-nominated
for city clerk by acclamation, and Wil
liam Clement was also the unanimous
choice of the convention for city
Three names were presented to the
convention for police Judge M. Ar
cher, John Cory and John I). Tutt.
Mr. Archer was nominated on the
first ballot, ant) the same was made
unanimous by the convention.
F. G. Frlcke and George Dodge, who
have so satisfactorily tilled the posi
tions as members of the school board,
were unanimously endorsed, for re
election to these positions.
The convention then rat Hied the
following nominations forcouncilmen,
made in the several ward primaries
Second-W. C. Tippens.
Third-Jos. M. Roberts.
Fourth Henry Ofc.
Fifth-Wm. W. Slater.
The following committeemen were
were selected from the several wards,
Second -P. E. RurTner.
Third -Jas. II. Ilorold.
Fourth D. C. Morgan.
John Lutz, chairman, and Dr. W. R.
The attendance was very large and
great Interest was manifested in the
selection of good, competent, reliable
anil representative citizens for the of-
lices to be filled, and the Journal is
candid in its opinion that It was a
good night's work, and the ticket a
bard one for the opposition to down.
For mayor, no better man could have
been selected than II. R. Gering. He
s a young man, well known to every
citizen in Plattsinouth. He Is one
among the substantial business men
of the city, a hustler in every sense of
the word, and as to qualifications for
the responsible position, no man can
boast of better. Ills Interests as a
citizen and taxpayer are hand-in-hand
with all others who have tho best In
terests of Plattsinouth at heart. He
Is truly a representative citizen, and
all in all, will grace the position, not
only with credit to himself, but all
citizens as well. His friends made no
mistake In his nomination, and we
conlidevitly believe he will be trl
umphai;tly r; 'fted on the th day of
Foil I'OMt'K Jl lXiK.
The nomination of M. Archer for
police Judge, was a compliment paid
that gentleman on account of his ex
cellent qualifications for the olllcc
Judge Archer has held the otlice for a
number of years and has proved him
self "the right man lu the right
piace, ami me Journal can see no
reason why he should not be retained
right where he Is. He Is an excellent
ciiizeu, aueniis siricuy to me duties
of the olllce, and generally speaking,
has given the very best of satisfaction
CITY ( I.KUK.
II. M. Socnnichsen was chosen for
city clerk particularly on account of
his excellent qualities, and generally,
because he Is one of our most clever
and generous citizens. During Ills
term of otlice no one can And the least
objection to the manner In which he
has conducted the affairs of the otlice.
He is well known to all our people,
and the people's interests are his In
terests when It comes to conducting
atTuirs in which all are concerned.
William Clement, who was unani
mously nominated for city treasurer,
Is a young man well known to most of
our citizens. He Is eminently well
qualified for the otlice and his char
acter as a citizen Is above reproach.
He Is an operator at the 11. & M. de
pot, in which capacity he has served
for a number of years. Mr. Clement
Is a most genial gentleman and retains
the faculty of making friends with all
with whom he comes In contact In a
business or social way, principally on
account of his gentlemanly character
istics and social qualities. If elected,
and the Journal thinks he ought to be,
hew ill prove a most competent otliclal.
The democrats In the dillerent
wards evidently put their right feet
forward iu the selection of candidates
to represent them In the city council,
as every citizen must acknowledge
who are acquainted with them. In
the First ward there is no question
about the election of Fred Ebinger.
He is a gentleman who w ill take great
Interest in seeing that the city affairs
are properly conducted. W. C. Tep
pens, the gentleman selected in the
Second ward, Is another good man for
the place for which he has been select
ed, and if the Second ward elects him,
we guarantee tij say that he will serve
them faithfully In the council. In the
Third ward, the democrats feel very
much delighted in the selection of
Jas. M. Roberts for the important po
sition. Mr. Roberts Is one of our most
substantial citizens, and If elected will
prove a most valuable member of the
council, ller.ry Ofe having since the
convention declined the nomination In
the Fourth ward, the committee met
and substituted the name of Patrick
Egan, who Is well fitted for the
position, and would represent his ward
in a most creditable manner. He
should bo elected. In the Fifth ward
the democrats did the proper thing in
nominating Wm. W. Slater. Billy lias
served two terms in the council and
proved a most valuable member. He
has hosts of f.lends In all parties who
will support him because they feel that
he is the proper mriu for tbo place.
MEMllEllS OK TfTIi HOARD.
The nominations of Messrs. F. G
Frlcke and George Dodge to succeed
themselves as members of the school
board, will meet the approval of every
lover of good schools, who will endorse
the convention's actions at the ballot
box. They have been tried and have
evidently proved their worth on the
board. They are both resident tax
payers, having lived in Plattsmouth
for many years. They are most excel
lent citizens and w ill undoubtedly be
Other City Conventions.
The republicans of the city of Platts
mouth met In mass convention at
Waterman Hall, Friday evening for
the purpose of nominating a city
ticket. The main contest was for
mayor, and the battle was an exceed
ingly warm one there being three
candidates after an Informal ballot.
The formal ballot resulted in 48
votes for W. L. Pickett, 31 for But
tery, lii for Coates, and R. B. Wind
ham 1. The next ballot gave Tlckett
IS, Buttery 37 and Coates 10. For
some cause Buttery became dissatis
fied with the last ballot and another
was taken which resulted as follows:
Picket 03, Buttery 35, and Coates 3.
Mr. Buttery Is not at all pleased with
the manner In which he went dow n to
Mr. Pickett isthe agent for the B.
and M. at this place, and a very good
man. Buttery has already served
several terms on the council, and It is
claimed by those who know him well,
is well fitted fof the olllcc. Many of
his most Intimate friends are very
much dissatlstied over his defeat.
Geo. W. Thomas, for clerk, Dr. E.
W. Cook, for treasurer, and J. L. Bar
ton and Frank Boyd for members of
the school hoard, were nominated by
acclamation. William Webber was
nominated for police Judge.
TIIK SOCIALIST CONVKNTIO.N.
The socialists held. their convention
In the Drew block, and made the fol
lowing nominations: Mayor Anton
Carlson; treasurer, Jacob Jones; clerk,
P. II. Madscn; police judge, Homer
For councllmen-First ward, Wm.
Daugherty; Second ward, Andy Koch
lcr: Third ward, T. J. Isncr; Fourth
ward, Henry Sander; Fifth ward, Dal
Members of the school hoard-Herman
Strelfwilser and Mike Rajeck.
Bernard McCalTery of Omaha, a
member of the national socialist com
mittee, was present and addressed the
assembly at some length regarding
Hay For Sale.
I have about 1,200 bales of good
timothy and clover hay for sate; price
.0o per ton at tho barn, or $10 de
livered In Plattsmouth. Leave orders
with John Hall, grocer In Platts
mouth: or call at farm, ten miles duo
south of Plattsmouth.
11. It. Nick km,
COMMISSIONERS IN SESSION
Claims Allowed, Road Overseers Appointed
and Other Business Transacted.
Platthmoi'tii, Neb., Mar. 15, 1904.
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present, Turner Zink and D. Hawks
worth, county commissioners; L. A.
Tyson, county clerk. Minutes of pre
vious session read and approved, when
the following business was transactei
In regular form. The following named
persons were appointed overseers of
highways: Chris. Miller, district No.
24; S. M. Cox, district No. 25; Geo.
Melvln, district No. 30; Carrol Quln
ton, district No. .Hi; Thos. Ryan, dis
trict No. 28; Henry Horn, district No.
13; Fred Muenshau, district No. 4!);
Wm. Lecsley, district No. 27. The fol
lowing otllcials bonds were approved:
S. G. Bogenricf, F. S. Will, J. J.
Schneider, C. D. Qulnton and S. M.
Cox. The county treasurer wasordered
to refund to I. Pcarlman the sum of
$22.40, taxes paid by I. 7'earlman on
Lis 5 and (i, block (13, Plattsmouth
city, for the year 1S71, this property
having been foreclosed on by said
county, and the year 1871 was omitted
in said foreclosure.
The foil wing claims were allowed
on the general fund:
f) Mitwksworlli, salary S27 00
Turner .Ink. salary and expensr 44 SO
Ciist Hill. lniiicstof C.loni's 24 fi5
Martin Sti'iipat, wimd tixminty farm.... -T M
(iin ollvp. prlntliiK I'liurt ilockets 1H W
SI Malrs, qnarantlnlnir Oruin S 'JS
S M ( ox. rare (if It KoKt-rs 3 Ml
riattstnotith Tel Cc. tolls and rent SO UU
Mi liolas Hess, sheriff fees 2 00
Mrs Frank Alliln, IxuirU to It Kocers 6 Oil
Nebraska Tel Co. lolls 40
riattsinoiilli (Jas A hie Co. Kns 14 M
I'liil Santer. making assessors sucks Id Mi
.1 II lllalr, nidse to isMir 5 no
M I'aiiKer. nidso to jioor 10 oo
I M .leroinliek, inilso to poor S 00
I M .leronsliek. same 5 on
Allis lloliliHiin. wood to poor 2 2J
II C Miininnrdt. mdse to poor II no
Wnrl ft Coffee. same 12 00
Fee lilll, State vs. John Olijifs 5 15
Ki-elilll, ' " Chas K Holmes J Ji
John Cowers, sheriff fees 9 M
1 W (nKWerson. rent to Allen family. ... 12 00
l.ee Maylleld. printing 5 oo
.1 K Oenson. fees on Inquest of C .(ones.. 0 00
Board then adjourned to April 5th,
Disturbances of strikers are not
nearly as grave as an individual dis
order of the system. Overwork, loss
of sleep, nervous tension will be fol
lowed by utter collapse, unless a re
liable remedy Is Immediately cm
ployed. There's nothing so clllclcnt
to cure disorders of the Liver or Kid
neys as Electric Bitters, It's a won
derful tonic, and effective nervine and
the greatest all around medicine for
run down systems. It dispels Ner
vousness, Rheumatism and Neuralgia
and expels Malaria germs. Only 50c,
and satisfaction guaranteed by F. G.
Frlcke & Co.
Ain't This the Truth?
If a newspaper man wants to make
an enemy, Just let him hint to the pub
lic that a certain man's morals are not
of the best that he Is know n to have
neglected his wife, whom he promised
to love or cherish, and that he took
advantage of unsuspecting people to
cheat them out of their property, hid
ing Ids maneuvers under the cloak of
religion that he was mean and low
Our word for It, he will be successful
beyond a doubt. But such citizens de
serve the condemnation, not only of
the newspapers, hut of the entire com
mtinlty In which they reside. Don't
you think so, dear readcrr"
The Coming of Easter
The Dawn of Spring
Arc important events in a Clothing House.
Every man and hoy expects to appear in
fresh new clothes on Easter morning, anil
up-to-date house like ours must he pre
pared for the event.
For the past two months we haue been
receiving new spring wearables daily. The
choicest and best of clothing, hats and neck
wear here, and the men and boys we clothe
will be the best dressed men and boys you'll
see Easter Morning.
May wc Serve You?
Mr. J. E. Illnes, who has been here
for the past month in the Interest of
the American Benevolent Association
of St. Louis, has succeeded in securing
about sixty policy holders In this ex
cellent protective association. It
should be an easy matter to secure In
surance in this company when their
plan is thoroughly understood. Many
a working man is laid up for months
with sickness or an Injury of some
nature, who has not a dollar laid up to
pay the necessary running expenses of
his family during his absence from his
dally toll. How much easier one could
rest from worry on such an unhappy
occasion when he knows he is a policy
holder In the American Protective As
sociation, and that he is getting
enough money to pay his expenses
during his illness or ailment from ac
cident. It will pay very man of
family to investigate this plan of In
surance, as it behooves every man,
either married or single, to have some
thingof this character to protect them
when they are physically unable to
perform manucl labor. The Journal
Is not saying this simply because Mr.
Illnes is an old acquaintance of our
family, but because we have thorough
ly investigated the plans of the Asso
ciation to the extent that wc know
that a policy is "a good thing" to have
in the family.
Colds Cause Pneumonia.
One of the most remarkable coses of
a cold, deep-seated on the lungs, caus
ing pneumonia, Is that of Mrs. Ger
trude E. Fenner, Marlon, Intl., who
was entirely cured by the use of One
Minute Cough Cure. She says: "The
coughing and straining so weakened
me that I ran down in weight from 148
to i)2 pounds. I tried a number of
remedies to no avail until I used One
Minute Cough Cure. Four bottles of
tills wonderful remedy cured me en
tirely of the cough, strengthened my
lungs and restored me to my normal
weight, health and strength. Sold by
F. G. Fricke & Co.
Taken to the Asylum.
Mrs. Mary J. Manley, who was
brought to the Masonic Homo here
from David City, two weeks ago, was
examined by the insanity board last
Saturday and adjudged insane. She
was conveyed to the asylum the same
day by Sheriff McBridc. The unfor
tunate lady Is seventy-three years of
Another Insanity case came up be
fore the board Monday In the person
of Mrs. Rose Whlttlng of South Bend,
aged fifty years, who was also ordered
taken to the asylum for treatment.
Goes One Better,
Last week the Journal chronicled
the fact that Mr. and Mrs. D. O
Dwyer, who are now sojourning In
California, were the happy possessors
of twin boy babies. Now It Is with
pleasure that the Journal announces
the fact that J. J. Green and wife,
living south of town, report the ar
rival of triplets at their home. In the
language of the poke player, Mr
Green "raises Mr. Dwyer one Itetter."
Long live the triplets.
Everyone says It Is a pleasure to
trade at Gering A. Co's drug store, for
they are always pleased to give you
the best service If It Is Ttcor l"iio worth
that you buy.
DOINGS IN DISTRICT COURT
The Sensational Damage Suit of Hints ri.
Connatly, Now on Tap.
The first thing "on tap" last Mon
day In the district court was the sen
sational damage suit of Smith W.
Hines against John W. Connally, In
which the plaintiff demands damages
for the alleged alienation of his wife's '
affections, and sues for the sum of
15,700. The greater part of Monday
was taken up In selecting a Jury.
Matthew Gering is employed as attor
ney for the plaintiff, and Byron Clark
for the defendant.
The jury In this case is comoosed of
tho followinggcntlcmen: W. L. vStreet
W. Parwlck, A. Rouse, Geo. Smith.
F. M. Prouty.Jj. G. Lawon. Loula
Weeks, .1. J. Schneider, J. C. Llnder
man, W. C. Palling, Thos. Wiles and
As soon as the selection of1 a lurv
was completed and everything was In
readiness to examine witnesses, the
court room soon filled with spectators
eager to hear "something drop." Many
witnesses are present from various
sections of the county, and It la
thought It will consume the entire
week. All the old bald-heads are
present, and have the front seats re
served for the entire week, and conse
quently the Journal is not able to tell
Its readers In this Issue how the matter
KAILS TO AGREE.
After being out twenty-eight houfi
the Jury In the matter of Matthew
Gering vs. School District No. 28,
failed to agree, and Monday mornlnir
Judge Jcssen discharged them. On the
twelfth and last ballot the vote stood
to 5 in favor of the defendant.
Death of JohnC. Ptak..
The above named gentleman died at
his home on North Sixth street, on
I-rlday, March 18. 1904. of Britfht'i
disease. The funeral services were
conducted Sunday afternoon from his
late home under the auspices of the
Modern Woodmen of America, the
members of which order attended In a
The pall-hearers were Weslev J.
Bookmeyer. M. Baleck. James ftcbnl.
John Schlappacasse, John Bajcck and
James J Irani.
Money In Cass County Soil.
About one month since the Kruger
farm, located Ave miles west of Weep
ing Water, was sold at referee's sale by
Pool, the well-known real estate man,
of Weeping Water. T. E. rarmcleot
this city was the purchaser. Tuesday
of this week Mr. Parmcle disposed of
the same to Mrs. Margaret Wehrbeln
for nearly ll.ooo alovo what lie paid
for It. The sale was made through Mr.
Pool. Here Is pointer to those who da-
sire to Increase their wealth rapidly.
invest your surplus change In Casa
"A Pot on the BacH" Don't Oo.
People of a town must not expect
newspaper to cry out alone against cor
rupllon, Immorality, .Jioodlclsro, etc.,
they must take a turn at the wheel,
also. A "pat on the back" of an editor
as encouragement to his course will
not till the bill nor put bread and but
ter In his mouth or help Oil tils depleU4
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