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whereby he becomes owner of 400 acres
of land on what is known as Gouchen
our Island, south of Plattsmouth.
One-fourth of his land, Claus says, is
under cultivation while the balance is
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put a force of wood choppers at work
and will supply the demand for first
class stove wood. Claus believes he
has a pood thing on Gouchenour, and
he is probably right about it.
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SOUTH. SIXTH STREET
THE PRESBYTERIAN CONCERT
The Entire Program Rendered in Such a
Manner as to Receive the Plaudits
of the Entire Audience.
A SUCCESS IN EVERY PARTICULAR
But Not as Largely Attended as the En
tertainment Truly Merited.
The concert given at the Parmele
Tuesday night proved to be all that had
been claimed for it previously. It was
of high character throughout, never
descending to the so-called popular at
any point, but maintaining a classical
standard of selection and rendition
which merited a far better patronage
than was accorded it. About eighty
of the best singers in Plattsmouth had
been assembled under the leadership
of Mrs. Hasse, with Miss Kittie Cum
mins at the piano. The result speaks
in high terms of the faithfulness and
elliciency of their work.
Prom the moment Mr. E. II. Wes
cott took his place at the piano it was
realized that the ladies of the auxil
liary had planned something of higher
grade than had ver before been of
fered to a Plattsmouth audience.
Vocally the high standard of excel
lence set by the Euterpean club was
maintained throughout. This musi
cal organization has been singing for
two or three years under the leader
ship of Mrs. E. II. Wescott, and the
quality of tl eir work last night is a
compliment both to director and
The chorus first appeared in "The
Sea I lath Its Pearls," by Pinsuti.
This number was well chosen for an
opening, being of a light, airy nature,
yet withal, of close harmony and pleas
Mr. Clinton R. Miller, of Omaha,
was deserving of the full round of ap
plause which was given his rendition
of "For All Eternity," by Mascheroni.
We should all have been glad to have
had him respond to his encore with an
The expected happened when the
ladies' quartette Miss Marshall, Mrs.
Morgan, Miss Baird and Mrs. Wescott
offered "I Softly Dream,' by Mohring.
It was excellent.
Miss Florence White sang two pieces,
"The White Lake Rose," by Eulen
burg and " 'Twas April," by Nevin.
Her presentation of these two distinct
styles of vocalization proved one of the
most pleasing features of the evening.
The grandeur of style in Haydn's
"The Heaven's are Telling," was fully
appreciated by the chorus and was
perhaps the finest number which they
presented, though many maintain that
"The Bells of St. Michael's Tower,"
by Sir R. P. Stewart, rang out so
clearly that it harmonized better with
the popular taste.
Between these two numbers Mrs. E.
II. Wescott sang "Sing Me to Sleep,"
by Greene. Mrs. Wescott's popularity
asa singer was evidenced by the hearty
applause she received when she ap
peared. It was a sweet, soulful song,
sung in such manner as to touch a
responsive chord in every heart pres
ent. Mrs. Wescott was at her best.
Plattsmouth people always love to
hear Miss Edna Marshall's clear, beau
tiful tones and always express their
satisfaction both when she appears
and when she concludes. This was
true last night when she offered
"Abiding Love," by T. Denza. Her
interpretation of its scores was true
and pleasing from beginning to ending.
The final chorus, "The Frayer and
Finale," from "Gohengrin," by Wag
ner, was a fitting climax to this series
of song. The introductory solo im
personating the king was given by Mr.
B. L. McElwain and the entire con
cert closed with a burst of song that
was truly inspiring.
Too much cannot be said of the
work of the director, Mrs. TJasse, and
Plattsmouth is to be congratulated
upon having so efficient a chorus
It is earnestly hoped a choral union
may result from this effort and that
we may have the pleasure again some
time of listening to such a concert of
Married by County Judge Travis.
Judge Travis pronounced the solemn
words that united Mr. William G.
Chappell and Miss Christina Schwartz
in the holy bonds of matrimony, at
his office this afternoon. The groom
is 32 years of age, and the bride is 17.
and they both come from Neliawka.
Mrs. Mary Tucker, of Plattsmouth,
and Geo. E. Chappell. of Nehawka.
appeared as witnesses.
Kills a Big Wolf.
Asa Davis reports the killing of a
big wolf last week, several miles north
east of town. He was out in his buggy
and the wolf trotted right up to the
vehicle, then came across a chicken
and pounced on it. It was while eat
ing the chicken that he notified David
Patterson, and with another man
armed with guns, they put three loads
of shot into the animal. It was one
of the largest they had ever seen and
courageous enough to attack a child.
Weeping Water nerald.
According to announcement in
Tuesday's isue of the Journal, the
words were pronounced last evening
that made Mr. Cash L. Wilesatid Miss
olive M. ('die one and inseparable.
The wedding occurred at the home of
the bride's parent s. south of this city
in the presence of a large circle of rela
tives and triends. The marriage cere
mony was performed by Rev. I.oran
Wiles, a brother of the groom. The
Lride and groom are both excellent
young people and popular with all who
known them, all of whom join the
Journal in wishing them a prosperous
and happy career through life.
A VERY SMOOTH INDIVIDUAL
Steals a Ring From B. A. McElwain, But
Same is Returned By Another Party.
AND THE SMOOTH CHAP GETS AWAY
Monday, while the jewelry store of
B. A. McElwain was in charge of Miss
Violet Dodge, ( Mr. McElwain was in
Omaha) a light lingered individual
stepped into the store and asked to
see some rings us he wished to pur
chase one for his wife, and selecting
on two very nice specimens he asked
the lady to place them to one side and
he would call later and get them. His
request was complied with and the fel
low left. Tuesday he returned and
Informed Miss Dodge that he had de
cided not to purchase either of the
rings, and they were .returned to the
sale tray. Now comes the sequel; in
the afternoon a stranger called at Mr.
Jackson's second hand store and want
ed to pawn a ring for $4.00. The ring
looked good to Mr. Jackson, but not
being in the jewelry business he asked
the fellow's permission to take it to a
jeweler to ascertain its value. The
fellow's consent was given and he said
he would return. Mr. Jackson took
the ring to Mr. McElwain for inspec
tion, who recognized it to be one of his
$8.00 rings, but how the stranger came
with it, was where the mystery lay.
Mr. McElwain suggested that the fel
low be sent to him for the $4.00, so
when the man returned Mr. Jackson
approached him accordingly, but this
he did not like to do and had business
in other parts of the town, and has
not been seen since.
Mr. McElwain had his property re
turned with safety,but the police have
been unable to locate the smooth gen
tleman. The ring was evidently taken upon
his second trip, while Miss Dodge's at
tention was called elsewhere, and the
opportunity was not presented on the
first occasion. This is a case where
luck returned the purloined property
to its rightful owner, but all parties
would have been much better pleased
if the officers could have located the
If the fellow had not attempted to
sell the ring in Plattsmouth it might
have been many days before Mr. Mc
Elwain would have missed it from his
Missouri Pacific Depot Robbed.
During Tuesday night thieves
gained entrance to the ticket depait
ment of the Missouri Pacitic depot
and secured several v ay -Mat i t tickets
and a few coupon tickets. No money
It is presumed t he thh f slipped in
to the office Ahile operator Kennedy
was putting the mail and baggage on
the morning train, the door probably
railing to catch securely. All night
there had been a stranger hanging
around the M. P. premises, and as he
came up missing eoincidentlv with the
tickets, it was assumed that he was
the stickylingered individual who pur
loined the pasteboards.
The police were immediately notified
and a description of the suspect fur
nished and about noon Chief Fitz
gerald rounded the stranger up and
placed him in durance vile, pending
examination, which will be tomorrow.
A VERY BAD ACCIDENT
C. L. Tate the Real Estate Man and Em
mons Richey Thrown From Buggy.
THEIR VEHICLE BADLY DEMOLISHED.
But Fortunately Neither Occupant Was
Yesterday evening, just as the day
was growing dark, C. L. Tate and
Emmons Richey were returning from
Murray where they had been attend
ing to some real estate matters for Mr.
Tate, and when near the forks of the
two avenues they met with an acci
dent, and although quite serious, it
might have been a great deal worse.
They had passed down one of the
avenues and decided that the other
might be nearer to Mr. Tate's resi
dence, and started to turn around,
when the wheels on one side of the
buggy passed upon a small graded
place, and at the same time the team
became frightened at ons of the large
signs near and started to run. The
buggy was turned over and Mr. Tate
fell underneath and of course was the
injured member of the affair, who re
ceived various scratches and bruises
but none will prove serious. Mr.
Richey was more fortunate, not re
ceiving as much asa good hard fall.
When the buggy turned over the top
and seat left the box, leaving the boys
along the roadside, while the balance
of the vehicle and the team went sail
ing down the road to August Gorder's
residence, where they were stopped,
but not until after the bugtry was
pretty badly damaged.
SOUTH BEND'S LITTLE BOOM
MORE ORANGE BLOSSOMS
Mr. William E. Rerner, o! Onaha. ani
Miss Emma Rob&ins, of Flatts.
I A ery interest ing cm nt o(i urredav
the home of W. T. Richiidson Wed
nesday evening, and was attended by a
large number of t he relatives and intl
mat e I riends of the con t ract lug parties.
The principal participants In tlu:
affair were Mr. William E. Rennerof
Omaha and Miss Emma Rohbins, a
slsterof Mrs. Richardson. Promptly
at the hour of eight o'clock the bride:
and groom entered the parlor, pre
ceded by the bride's two little neices,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson,
who were very appropriately and
tastefully arrayed for the occasion.
On entering the room they were met
by Rev. D. A. Yout.y, pastor of the
Christian church, who in a very few
words pronounced Mr. Rentier and
Miss Rohbins husband and wife. The
ceremony was very impressive, and
was said in such a manner as to im
press upon the minds of the happy
couple the importance of the marriage
vows which they were about to take.
The bride was handsomely arrayed it:
pure white, which is always appro
priate for such occasions, while tin
groom wore the convent ional black.
After congratulations the guests
were invited to partake of a most
sumptuous repast, soon after which
the bride and groom took their de
parture on the l):lx train for Omaha,
their home for the present.
The bride was reared in Platts
mouth, and is a very accomplished
young lady. Very genial and social,
naturally, she has a host of friends in
Plattsmouth. The groom is a Platts
mouth boy, and lias been in the em
ploy of the Burlington for several
years in the capacity of locomotive en
gineer, and is at present in the pas
senger train yards at Omaha. The
Journal takes pleasure in extending
congratulations, with the hope that
joy and happiness will attend them
That Government Building.
A special from Washington, under
date of Wednesday, says: ".Senator
Burkett will introduce a bill tomorrow
asking for an appropriation of $75,000
for the purchase of a site and erection
of a federal building at Plattsmouth-
HIS NAME IS KETCHAM
He Gives Many Names But the True
One is Roy Ketchem, of Craw
The young man who is now in the
hands of the authorities for stealing
the ring of B. A. McElwain, goes
under a great many assumed names.
Up to the present time he has given
his name as Williams and Curtis, the
arrest being made and papers sworn
out under the first name, given above
as J. C. Williams, and he will no doubt
have his hearing today, but his true
name is Roy Ketcham, and his father
is editor of the Crawford, Nebraska,
The young man is a printer by trade
and he called at the Journal office
upon several occasions in search of em
ployment, and he told us his name was
Ketcham, and his father was an old
newspaper man of the state, and was
now located at Crawford, Neb., and
his name was Col. Ketcham. In the
newspaper directory we find the name
of Col. Ketcham, so the fellow's first
story must be the true one.
Since the above was put in type the
defendant was arraigned in Justice
Archer's court and he refused to plead
guilty, but asked for a continuance of
twentv-four hours, at which time he
expects some friends lie re to assist
him. His hearing will be hod tomor
row at 2 o'clock.
Dies in Texas.
M. and Mrs. Julius Pepperberg re
ceived a message this morning an
nouncing the death of Mr. Ed. Olive,
who died at his home in Dallas,Texas,
yesterday of typhoid fever. Mr. Olive
will be remembered by many of the
older Plattsmouth people as he lived
here years ago, and was engaged in
the photographing business. He was
a sister of Lou Meyers, of Cedar Creek.
The Olive family and Mr. Pepper
berg's family were very close friends,
and they have known of Mr. Olive's
illness for some time, and his death
was really no great surprise to them.
A New Era of Industrial Activity for the
! Once Flourishing Village.
! In conversation with Frank Baum
and other South Benders Wednesday a
Journal reporter learns that the little
village up the river is about to take
on new life. The initial step in this
direction is the opening of a new
stone quarry on the old Quin. Lansing
place one mile west of town. Great
deposits of first-grade limestone have
long been known to lie in wait for the
enterprising man to come along and
take it out of its rocky bed in the
bluffs, and at last J. A. Murphy of
Omaha, a contractor well known for
his enterprise, has taken hold of the
proposition and will open up the hills,
build a spur from the Burlington
track, put in several crushers, derricks
and other necessary machinery for the
thorough equipment of an up-to-date
and active quarry.
It is said that as soon as things are
in shape a force of about one hundred
men will be employed, including many
expert and high-salaried mechanics,
who will of course lind it necessary to
reside at the Bend.
Alio, it is said, the Rock Island
railway company contemplates build
ing a track from the north end of its
bridge to the old Stout quarry across
the river from South Bend, and will
make the old, white limestone bluff
again resound with the noise of blasts
and hammers and drills and assume
the old activity which nearly a quarter
of a centuary ago helped to make
South Bend one of livliest towns in
the country. With two big active
quarries in operation, mercantile insti
tutions will be attracted, and one
thing will serve to bring another,
until, even the least sanguine of the
villagers feel some slight throb of hope
for the future of South Bond.
In this connection it mayjeven now
be said that a new general merchan
dise store is booked for the Bend.
Mr. Huffman, an Ashland merchant
has expressed his intention of estab
lishing a store, and is uncertain, as
yet, whether he will occupy one of the
already vacant buildings or erect
The Journal hopes these good things
may all prove true.
Danger is near at hand when the
kidneys are sick. Kidney-Ettes will
purify and strengthen the kidneys and
restore them to their normal and
healthy condition. 25 cents, at Ger
ing & Co's.
BARGAINS IN REAL ESTATE
New Real Estate Firm of Sires & Martin
Offer Some Good Bargains
Having concluded to go into the
real estate work, I have now associat
ed myself with Mr. Bruce Sires of
Plainview, Neb., a man who has had
iifteen years of honest experience in
the business and who has sold thous
ands of dollars' worth of real estate to
Cass county people.
I take this opportunity of introduc
ing myself to my friends and neigh
bors who wish to buy a home or maker
a good investment in a good genera!
community. I ask you to call and see
me at my home in Plattsmouth. Neb.
We have a large list of lands in Pierce.
Antelope and Knox counties. Neb.,
which we will be glad to show to any
prospective buyers. Fair treatment to
all and and any information as to the
country or quality of the lands may be
had by calling on me at Plattsmouth,
or writing Bruce Stires. Gen'l Agt.,
Below will be found a ?ew bargains
taken from the long list now under our
management and control, and in case
of sale of any or all of them, other
and equally good bargains will be fur
nished: C. L. Maktin,
No. 1. 100 acre improved farm, 6
miles of Plainview, good land lies
fine,; good house, barn, sheds for cat
tle, graneries, good well of water with
mill attached, 40 acres fenced to pas
ture balance all under cultivation.
Price S42i per acre: mortgage $1,600,
No. 2. A splendid half section lay
ing 3 miles out from Plainview, all
under cultivation except about 20
acres, this has 10 acres of nice grove,
all fenced; no buildings, lies close to
school. This is cheap at $35 per acre,
terms $6,000 cash balance to remain
on the land at purchaser's own time
at ; per cent. A splendid opportunity
for some one to complete a good home
No. 3. A small farm of o acre,
located miles from Plainview in
Pierce county, improved, with small
house and barn. No. 1 good soil. Price
$57.50 per acre, mortgage oo at 5 per
cent balance ca.sh.
No. 4. 100 acres miles from Plain
view. 6 miles from Brunswick, all
under cultivation except pasture,
good grove, good house, fair stabling,
this can be had at a bargain for $22.50
per acre. All fenced: in eastern
No. 5. A good 320 acre farm lying
6 miles from Brunswick, (Antelope
connty) Nebraska. All good new
buildings, is as good soil as can be
found in the country. Price $35 per
acre mortgage $.5500 optional time, will
trade balance of equity ($5,700) for a
good stock general merchadise and
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