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PLATTSMOUTH, XE1JKASKA, 'II I II USD A V, FEItKl'AliV 15, 1)0;.
NUM UFAl 7.
A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT
Mrs. E. R. Todd Falls From a Fence and
Fractures Wrist of Lett Arm.
ALSO CUTS A GASH IN HER FOREHEAD
The Injuries Are Not Considered Dangerous
But Are Very Painful.
A telephone message readied tlie
Journal office Friday morning from
Senator Thomas announcing a serious
accident which his sister, Mrs. E. II.
Todd, met with Thursday evening at
her home four miles west of l'latts
mouth. In attempting to climb over a fence,
in some manner she made a misstep
and fell to the ground, face down, cut
ting quite a gash over her left eye and
fracturing the wrist of the left arm.
The attending physician wascompelled
to take several stitches to close the
wound over the eye.
Mrs. Todd is quite aged, and on this
account the Injuries are liable to prove
more serious than to a younger person.
However, the latest from her Is to the
effect that the Injured lady is resting
easy and nothing very serious Is appre
hended. IN THE GOLDEN STATE
Former Plattsmouth People Living In Los
A special correspondent to the Sun
day Omaha Bee, has the following to
say about former citizens of Tlatts
"By the way, there is quite a Ne
braska colony here for the winter. Mr
Beeson of riattsmouth has opened law
offices In the Mason building. There,
too may be found Joseph A. Connor of
Omaha, with the rest of the frenzied
financiers engaged In this battle of dirt
and dollars. In company with Miss
Catherine Giblin of South Omaha I
dropped into their offices the other
day and had the pleasure of meeting a
former Plattsmouth boy, Demle Hiatt,
who is rapidly coming to the front in
the theatrical world.
"Mr. Connor had just returned from
inspecting a tract of iifty acrcsadjoin
ing the city. The price was only Jl,,100
per acre, but true to his commercial
Instincts, Mr. Connor was driving a
hard bargain and offered $1,000 per
acre, or $.10,000 for the tract. Quite a
neat sum for only lifty acres of land.
It appears that this tract lies near
2S.000 acres owned by the Cudahys.
A number of years ago Mr. Curiahy
took the tract from the Hibernian
bank of San Francisco on a mortgage.
Now it has Increased In value until It
is worth several millions.
"Mr. Connor expressed great satis
faction at the good fortune of this
Omaha gentleman, who is noted for his
kindly nature and generosity. This
sentiment was heartily applauded by
all the Nebraskans there assembled."
More Sneak Thieves.
Some dirty sneak thief on Saturday
evening stole from the buggy of G. E.
Berger two almost new laprobes. He
had hitched his team to a rack, and
had occasion to go to Cory's restaurant
on an errand and had not been gone
five minutes, when he returned and
found his robes missing. Such depre
dations as this Is bad for the town,
and occasions a great deal of uncom
plimentary talk among the farmers.
If this was the only Instance of this
kind It would perhaps pass without a
great deal of comment, but farmers
have been missing whips and lap-robes
occasionally for the past year. They
talk now of hiring someone to watch
their teams when they come to town,
and If thieves are apprehended they
will be dealt with to the fullest extent
of the law. It looks to a man up a
tree that such an action on the part
of the farmers would be a "terrible
slam" on the police force, especially
on nights when there Is no entertain
ment at the I'armcle.
Sarpy Commissioners Reply.
The Cass county commissioners are
In receipt of a letter from the Sarpy
county board, stating that It will be
convenient for them to hold a con
ference at Louisville or IMattsmouth
on or after the 21st of this month.
The Cass county board replied at
onco that they would arrange for a
meeting to be held at IMattsmouth on
the 22nd of February and the pros
i pects are that Louisville will soon
have a wagon bridge.
THE STATE TOURNAMENT
Tie Meeting Largely Attended and the Con
test an Exceedingly Warm One.
Herman Hester, Cass county's only
representative at the State Tourna
ment of checker-players in Lincoln
this week, returned home Saturday
and reports having a good time
with the hoys. Helow will be found a
report of the annual event, which we
clip from the Lincoln Journal of this
"An effort to finish the finals in the
checker tournament was not successful
last night. Messrs. Mrookingand Lee,
the two winners of preliminary games,
played six games, resulting In each
winning two, with two games drawn,
lioth men were worn out and they
agreed to rest until today, when the
presidency of the state association will
be decided and the winner of the tlrst
prize will be known. The winner Is
made president of the state association
under the rules. Mr. llrooklng lives
at Funk, Neb., and Mr. Lee Is a tire
man on the Lincoln tire department.
The six games between these two
strong players were witnessed at the
city council chamber last evening by a
small crowd of enthusiasts.
"J. B. I'epoon won from G. W. l'e
poon the championship of the second
division. They are father and son.
Following Is the scoring of the pre
WON I.OFT DKAWS POINTS
12 3 1.1 IH'i
ID I 17 IH'i
ii r m iK
18 li II 17 '4
II f 14 17
II 7 111
1:1 10 II 111',
7 10 14 lS'J
li III II li
7 li) H 11
4 li II h'i
4 111 b li'i
(i. W. IVpiMII).
Shoemaker. . .
.1. II. lVpoon .
Following is the score of the "knock
Brooking, 2; drawn 1: Johnson, 0.
Kelly 2, drawn 2; Calkins 0.
Bester2; Whitesides 1, drawn 5.
Lee 3, Hurlburt 1, drawn 4.
Brooking 2, Kelly 0, drawn 1.
Lee 2, Bestor 0, drawn 2.
Brooking 2, Lee 2, drawn 2.
The following scores were made in
the second division playing:
J. B. I'epoon 2, Hyatt 0, drawn 4.
Shoemaker 4, Campbell 0.
G. W. Be poon 2, Leonard 0, drawn 2.
J. B. I'epoon 2, Shoemaker 0, drawn 2
G. W. I'epoon 2, Lewis 0, drawn 2.
Second division lln.il :
J. B. I'epoon 2, G. W. I'epoon 0,
' Messrs. Brooking and Lee will play
today at the engine house No. 1 until
one or the other wins the champion
ship of the state and the presidency of
It will be seen from the above re
port that our old friend, Hester, came
within one of bringing home the
Killed at Louisville.
The Journal gave all the particulars
it could get Saturday of the accident
which happened in that village Satur
day morning, In which a brakeman on
the Missouri Pacific railroad lost his
life. The following special from
Louisville to the Lincoln Journal gives
addition particulars of the horrible ac
cident: "II. C. Hall, a Missouri Tact
tic brakeman, was killed here in the
yards yesterday. He had stepped be
tween moving cars to cut the air
break and tbe wheel caught his left
foot. He was run over the left leg and
diagonally across the body, killing him
almost Instantly. His age was thirty
one years. His home was at Anburn,
Neb., and he was married, with one
child. The remains were taken to
Weeping Water for an Inquest."
County Officers Get Full Salary
The supreme court hasconstrucd the
statute of BIOS to mean that In counties
of more than 25,000 Inhabitants the
salary of the county clerk is fixed at
$2,500 per annum, and he is also en
titled to one deputy whose salary shall
be 91,000 per annum. This Interpreta
tion Is held by the court to carry out
the Intention of the legislature. A
writ of mandamus to compel the coun
ty clerk of Douglas county to pay over
to the county an rees in excess of
11,500 per annum Is denied. The de
cision applies also to the office of
sheriff and county treasurer.
The Yellow Fever Cerm
bas recently been discovered. I bears
a close resemblance to the malaria
germ. To free the system from dis
ease germs, the most effective remedy
sPr. King's New Life Fills. Guar
antccd to cure all diseases due to ma
laria poison and constipation. 25c at
F. G. Vr'cVe Si Co ' druu store.
Opening Celebration at Cedar Creek.
Wm. Barclay having purchased the
saloon at Cedar Creek, and In making
announcement of the same, an open
ing celebration was given Thursday
A very enjoyable and largely attended
ball was given In the Geo. Sayle hall,
and an excellent supper served at the
hotel, all of which was given absolute
ly free to the mauy visitors. Mr. and
Mrs. Barclay went out to Cedar Creek
Thursday eveningto attend the affair,
returning home this morning. Music
was furnished by the Sayles orchestra,
and all were unanimous In pronounc
ing the occasion a grand success In
APPLICATION FOR PARDON
Young Man Who Was Sent Up From This
Count; for Forgery.
THE AMOUNT A PALTRY TWO DOLLARS
Has Already Served Nearly Three Years of
the Four Years Sentence.
In the present week's issue of the
Journal will be found a notice of ap
plication to Governor Mickey for par
don, signed by Harry Hlckson.
On August 5, l!o;!, young Hlckson
was convicted of forgery In the district
court of Cass county, and sentenced
by Judge Jessen to the penitentiary
for a term of four years. At the time
of his sentence Hickson was not of age,
but it was deemed necessary by the
court and jury that he should serve
time for forging a man's name to a lit.
tie old measly two dollar order.
The order purported to have been
given by Mark White to Fred Stadel
mann of this city, on which the youn
man received the amount called for,
and when the same was presented to
Mark for payment it proved to be a
forgery. Hickson has served nearly
three years of the time In the peniten
tiary, and now asks to be pardoned by
It Is said the young man has proved
a model convict, not one of those be
ing confined behind the walls of the
Nebraska penitentiary excelling him
in behavior, and the Journal believes
that the governor will be justified in
turning him loose.
Two dollars is a .small sum to cause
the incarceration of anyone in the
penitentiary for four years, especially
when we can see such men as ex-State
Treasurer Hartley, who is an embez
zler of the people's money to the tune
of $750,000 running loose. There Is as
big difference In UrtT'two crimes, as
there is evidently a big difference in
The Journal has had occasion sev
eral times to call the attention of
parents to the fact of their sons jump
ing on and off of trains at the Bur
lington depot, but it seems that some
of them don't either care or don't
know of their acts. Agent l'lckett
has w. rned these reckless boys many
times and has even went to far as
threaten their arrest. This, of course,
he feels a delicacy In doing, on account
perhaps of the Ill-feeling It would
engender on the part of parents.
Sunday there was quite a number of
boys who were guilty of this unlawful
act, and the Journal believes It Is
not only the duty of the police and sta
tion agent, but It Is tbe duty of any
citizen who sees them In the act of
Jumping trains, to cause their arrest.
And when taken before the proper
officials they should be fined Just as
heavily as tbe law will permit. Maybe
this would put parents on their guard
Too Smart for Him.
The following Incident Is said to
have happened down In the neighbor
hood of Nchawka:
An agent for a new-fangled churn
stopped at a farm house and Insisted
that his churn would churn two pounds
more butter out of a certain amount
of cream than any other. The lady of
the house, to get rid of him. told him
to come around next morning and try
the churn and if what he said was
true she would buy It. In the mean
time she churned the cream and when
he came she poured the buttermilk
Into the churn. He churned for an
hour aud then told her there was no
butter fat In the cream. "I know It,"
she said, "for I churned It last night
and left the buttermilk for you to get
the extra two pounds from." And
the agent was mad. It was a fair test
but that agent will never atteniDtto
Roll another churn to that lady.
"THE SONS OF HERMANN "
A New Gerder Organized In Platts
mouth Last Night.
TWENTY-ONE CANDIDATES INITIATED
First Lodge Organized in Nebraska In
the Year 1896.
Friday twenty one of the repre
sentative citizens of'l'lattsinouth were
Initiated Into the mysteries of the
popular German order, The Sons of
Hermann, most of whom are business
men of the city, the balance being
among our best citizens and fanner
friends near town. Mr. Albert Heyde,
str,lj organizer, of Grand Island, has
been In the city for the past few days,
and his success really surpassed his
expectations, and with tin present In
terest and enthusiasm displayed In
the order we predict that The Sons of
Hermann will be one of the foremost
orders of our city In the near future.
The Sons of Hermann was first or
ganized in the I'nlted States In the
year 1840, being one of the oldest or
ders of the kind In this country. In
its westward course It met with great
success, and the grand lodge was or
ganized In Nebraska In l!(l, and today
have 2,000 members In this state. The
order in this stale has a reserve fund
of $23,000, all being placed out on In
terest bearing mortgages, most of
which Is on farm lands. They are
among the strongest today and will no
dubt continue so as long as the world
The home order will be known as
tfje IMattsmouth Ledge No. 45, and
will hold their meetings In the Odd
Fellows' hall on the second and fourth
Wednesdays In each month. Follow
Ing were the charter members taken
In last night: Wm. Welter, II. M.
Soennlchsen, John Saltier, K. A. Wurl,
Hans and l'eter Goos, Fred Ott,
Lorcnz Leiner, Kmil Walters, Henry
and William Kaufmann, Chris and
f.iift .TschcrrJn,sAdolpli-. Wescli, sr
Peter Mumm, jr., Henry and Ed
Donat, H. II. tiering, Henry G. A.
Martins, Herman Tlecoetterand Chas.
Following were the elected olllcers:
Wm. Weber, president; Amil Walters,
vice president; l'eter Goos, treasurer;
II. M. Soennlchscn, ex-presldent: and
Adolph Wesch, secretary. Trustees,
II. M. Soennichsen, Ed Iionat and
E. A Wurl; guide, Lorcnz Leiner: in
side guide, Henry KaulTman: outside
guide, Hans (ions- sick committee,
Kmil Walters, Henry honat and John
SMALLPOX IN MILD FORM
Five Cases in the Vicinity of Elmwood in
the West Part of the County.
NO SERIOUS RESULTS ARE ANTICIPATED
Only Two Cases Are Reported In the Vil
lage of Elmwood Proper.
Elmwood and vicinity is just now af
dieted with the smallpox scourge, and
In the past few days three cases have
been registered In the county clerk's
office, and two new cases were regis
tered this morning.
There Is one case In the family of G.
A. Drum, living two and a half miles
west of Elmwood; two In the family of
Elmer Kepler, four miles southeast of
the town; one in the family of K. C.
Bennett, and another In the family of
a Mr. Smith, both of the latter living
In the town.
The case in the Smith family was
the first one reported to the county
All the cases thus far reported arc of
a very mild form, and the attending
physicians seem to think there Is no
occasion for alarm, and no necessity of
denying the fact that they are all si'
mon-purc cases of smallpox. All pre
caution Is being taken to allay the
spread of the pest, and It Is to be hoped
that there will lie no more victims.
Turner's Mask Ball.
The IMattsmouth Turn-vcreln will
hold their annual mask ball at their
hall on Saturday evenlng.February 1
Frizes will bo given to the best char
actcr and finest costumes. You know
what a fine time the turners have, so
remember the date and don't fall to
The Quality Tested.
J. W. Thomas, on whose farm coal
was discovered two years ago, and
since which time there has been con
siderable discussion over the matter,
hauled in a load of It Thursday after
noon and the same was tested in the
furnace In the basement of tbe Coates
bl.ick Friday. In an Interview with
Mr. Coats, he said: "The coal hums
very well, but forms a solid clinker
which has to he broken to pieces be
fore the same can be removed from
the furnace. Tbe coal contains a
large per cent of ore, which may de
crease by further mining, and thus
make it possible to secure a better
grade of the article." The .iiallly
sampled Is ludlcat Ive of a better grade
underneath the present vein, and It
seems to tlie Journal that It will nav
to Investigate the matter to the fullest
CHANGE OF BUSINESS FIRM
John Fassbender Sells the Well Known
Furniture Establishment to Michael
THE NEW PROPRIETOR WELL KNOWN.
The Reputation of the Old Firm Will be
For several weeks a rumored change
in tlie well known furniture estab
lishment of John Fassbender has been
afloat, but nothing definite could be
stated until this week when the t rade
was fully completed, the Invoice made
and the establishment passes into Un
hands of Michael Hild. Tbe Journal
lias awaited the completion of of all
the preliminaries before giving the
full facts In the transaction.
This Is one of the largest furniture
and bouse furnlshlnir establishments
In southeastern Nebraska, and by far
the largestestablishmentsof Itschara
terln Cass county, and the retlrlnu
proprietor has had t he satisfaction of
building up a mammoth business
among the people of this and oilier
counties.' This Tins been "ftcconinllshed
by his Indomitable energy, as well as
his genial, social iiiallt.les.
M r. Michael Hild, the new proprietor
has lived In Cass eountv for twentv-
three years.has been a prosperous, well
to do farmer, and Is of that business
calibre that knows not the meaning of
failure. His father, Adam Hild, Isone
of tbe most prosperous Gorman farm
ers In Cass county, aud when It comes
down to good, hard business sense.
Michael can truly be termed "a chip
from the old block." Being of that,
pleasing disposition, attached to good
common sense judgment, the Journal
prophesies that Michael Hild will soon
be at the top-notch of the leading
business men of IMattsmouth.
John 1'. Saltier of the original linn
of Sattler & Fassbender. continues
with the new proprietors, as funeral
director, embalmer and general busi
ness manager, and is one of the most
proficient men In this line of service
that ever drew breath In Cass county.
Mr. Sattler Is well known through
out the county, and his many friends
will still be glad to find him at the old
stand when they have occasion to have
business with the new proprietor.
While the Journal regrets the move
taken by Mr. Fassbender and wishes
him success In all his future business
ventures, we art satisfied that Mr.
Hild will prove a success In the old
stand. The new proprietor will fully
retain the good name established by
the retiring proprietor, and Mr. Illld,
assisted by Mr. Sattler are abundantly
able to take care of the future business
of this well-known furniture house.
The Journal Is not Informed as to
the future movements of Mr. Fass
bender, but hopes he and his excellent
family will stilt make their home in
Died in Nehawka.
The many young friends of Lcla
Lesscl will regret to learn of her death
at Nehawka Sunday. Mr. and Mri
Iyjisel lived In IMattsmouth several
years, Mr. Lesscl being employed at
the Missouri 1'acl He depot. The little
lady was very pretty, and also very
popular with her schoolmates, and her
demise Is a terrible blow to her pa
rents. Lcla was about eleven years
of age. The parents have the greatest
sympathy of the people of Flatts
mouth In this the hour of bereave
ment over the Irreparable loss of their
darling little daughter.
How are your kidneys? It Is dan
gerous to delay when the Kidneys are
sick. One box of Kldncy-Ette9 will
recommend the next. 25 cents. Gcr-
OLD PIONEER PASSES AWAY
Sudden Death of Levi C. Pollard at His
Home Near Nehawka.
DECEASED CAME TO NEBRASKA IN 1858
Good Man, an Exemplary Citizen, and
One of the Wealthiest Farmers
of Cass County.
Tlie sad intelligence of the sudden
death of Levi 0. Bollard reached this
city Sunday night, who dropped dead
at bis home near Nehawka some time
bet ween the hours or ten and twelve
o'clock yesterday morning.
The deceased had not liecn feeling
well for several da), yet his Illness
was not considered of a serious nature.
Our Informant says he was sit ting by
a large base burner, and leaned over to
shake down the ashes, when he fell to
the lloor dead.
Mr. Bollard came to Nebraska In tlie
spring of 18.18, ami took up his resi
dence at Nehawka. He was very pros
perous from the start and became one
of the strong men of Cass county. He
was considered one of the very best In
eastern Nebraska, and was highly re
spected forhlsKtauueh loyalty to what
ever be thought right. His sturdy
manhood contributed Its full share in
developing and making the village or
Nehawka. He was a member of the
He has continuously resided on his
farm since his first arrival in Nebraska
with the exception or one year, ( lHiiO)
In Colorado, where lie was engaged in
mining for that length of time. He is
tlie owner of several hundred acres or
the linest land In Cass, which contains
one of the finest orchards In the state.
He hasalsodevoted considerable or his
time to stock raising.
Mr. Bollard wasmarrled in Doniphan
county, Kan., in tbe spring of iscj to
MIssAllena, Nelson, a native of Nor
way, who survives hhn. The children
why are lerj, to mourn hl lu.,s consist,,
of two daughters and two sons, viz.:
Nelson Bollard of Neco.va, Mexico;
Mrs. W. B. Johnson of Pawnee City,
Neb.; Miss Lena Bollard of Nehawka,
and Julian .1. Bollard, now working in
the Junior class of tliestate university.
The deceased was bom In Windsor
county, VI., February Id, 1 s:;7, and
bad just passed his with anniversary
tlie day previous to his sudden demise.
The Journal tenders to the grleT
stricken wife and children its sympa
thy in this sad hour of their great be
leaveincnt, 0V(.r lno ()ss of ;l
father and affectionate husband.
Another Farewell Reception.
Mr. and Mrs. John Neinctz enter
tained a number of their friends at
their home Sunday night in honor or
Mr. and Mrs. George Koehnke, wbocx
pect to depart In about two weeks for
their new home near I'lalnview, Neb.
The evening was most delightfully
spent in social conversation, gamesand
music, the conversation being most
ly upon the subject of farming, in
which both Mr. Koehnke and Mr.
Parker expect to engage In their new
locations. At the usual hour dainty
refreshments were served, consisting
of Ice cream, cake, etc. Will Foral and
M iss Marie Nemetz assisting the hos
tess In serving. At a late hour the
merry gathering dispersed, not how
ever, until they had all extended their
best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Koehnke
and Mr. and Mrs. Marker for their
future success and happiness.
The following were present to enjoy
the hospitalities of Mr. and Mrs. Ne
metz: Messrs. and Mcsdames J. J.
Svobodar., W. J. Pookmeyer, Joseph
Hiber, Kd Parker, Pernard Wurl, Will
Foral, George Koehnke, Misses Minnie
Hclnricli and Josephine Svoboda, Frank
Janda and Master Marx Koehnke and
Mr. and Mrs. Nemetz.
James Dysart Very Sick
James Dysart, one of tlie pioneer
citizens of this vicinity, Is now at the
point of death, and there Is but very
slight prospect that he will survive
many hours more, In fact It Is probable
that his death may occur even beforo
this report reaches our readers, yet
there Is possibility that the old gentle
man may linger a few days. At our
last report before the paper went to
press (last evening) there was but lit
tle change except that he was growing
Mr. Djsart suffered a stroke of
apoplexy Monday evening, and has
becu unconscious ever since. The
relatives who could be reached by wire
have been summoned to his bedside to
await the result. Union Ledger.
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