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FREIGHTING IN EARLY DAYS
Incidents on One of the Trips by One of
the Freighters, in Which a Mur
derer Was Lynched.
Coming rrom the Rocky Mountains
with my old friend, Marshall McKI
wain, in July, l.;o, to Denver, Colo.,
we came one day too late to witness a
hanging bee in that city. The cause
of the execution of a man named Mil
ler was for having murdered his em
ployer, while driving a team from the
"oswun river 10 uenver. Jt was
proven that the man owned two
teams, his wife taking care of one and
the hired man drove the other. Some
distance from Denver one night the
driver killed his employer with an ax,
and dragged the corpse to a slough
and covered the same with some
brush and grass. Then compelled the
woman to drive one team and he drove
the other, threatening to kill her if
she made any attempt to expose him
But as 'good luck would have It, a
party of men on horseback came
along, and the heartbroken woman
cried out to them and asked them to
protect her from the beast of a man
with her, and told them the story of
the killing of her husband and agreed
to go with them to the place where
the murder took place and she would
show them where her husband was
buried. The men agreed to go back
and secure the murderer and they
found the body or the murdered man,
just as the woman had told them.
They took the criminal to Denver, and
in the absence of a court the people
formed a people s court. Mr. William
Slaughter, a former business man
Plattsmouth, was selected to act as
judge. It was plainly proven that th
man Miller was guilty of murder and
was sentenced to be hung by Judg
Slaughter. After that, as was the
rule of a people's court, the people
took a vote as to whether he should
hang or not, and all voted for hang
ing. The hanging took place to the
satisfaction of all the people.
Only a few days afterwards another
man was brought to Denver from the
plains for having killed a young team
ster of a train, in which the man
brought in was the wagon master of
the train. A people's court was again
started and Mr. James Dume, a for
mer citizen and business man of
I'lattsmouth in the early days, was se
lected as judge. The man was tried
and found guilty by the judge and by
a people's vote and sentenced to be
hung. The prisoner was put in
shanty for safe keeping and a guard
put over him. Next morning the
news spread all over Denver that the
prisoner had escaped by the aid of out
siders, who no doubt had bribed the
guard and furnished the condemned
man with a horse, and by morning
was no doubt a good distance from
Denver on his way towards Nebraska.
Sometime in 1380, while I was hold
ing some government land in Hayes
county, a neighbor of mine, inquired
of me whether I had heard of such a
trial as I have desciibed. I told him
that I was present when it took place
and knew all about it. He then in
formed me that the same man was a
highly respected farmer in Frontier
county, near the Hayes county line.
He had killed the young man in self
defense while being assistant wagon
master of a freight train. It had been
a case or you kill me or I kill you, and
to save his own life he had pulled the
first trigger. I was very much pleased
to hear his statement of the case.
Spending a few days in Denver I
met my old-time friends, Mr. Oscar
Johnson and George Fairfield, of
Plattsmouth, both ready to return to
that place, and as I was of the same
mind, we concluded to take the Platte
river, which then was high on account
of the June rise, and commenced to
build a boat and after finishing the
same we bid Denver farewell. But we
had delayed too long, as the water was
going down, and we bad a hard time
keeping in the channel. Part of the
time we had to jump in the water
and push the boat across a sand bar
into deeper water. I was tired of this
and concluded to leave the boat as
soon as I could find a chance. Besides
I wanted to see something of the buf
faloes we expected to meet soon, and
as good luck would have it we met
our young friend, nenry McMaken,
with his ox team on his road to Platts
mouth. Mr. Johnson and George
Fairtield remained with the boat. In
a few days we expected to meet buffa
loes and we were not disappoined.
My next article wnl be of interest,
especially among nimrods who never
had a chance to see aud never will see
one of them, as they are exterminated,
and to the shame must it be said they
were wantonly slaughtered by hide
hunters, who killed them only for this
purpose. Com:ai Si i:latki:.
Funeral of Mrs. Walker
The last sad services over the re
mains of the late Mrs. Emma Sayles
Walker were held from the home on
the corner of Oak and Fourth streets,
at 1:00 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon.
Many old friends and acquaintances of
tiiis pioneer settler of Cass county
were in attendance at the funeral to
observe the final tributes of respect,
which were conducted by Dr. J. II.
Baird and Rev. J. II. Salsbury. Pro
fuse iloral offerings which adorned the
casket, bore evidence of the esteem in
which the deceased was held during
TliOse to bear the casket to its last
resting place were: Messrs. J. M. Rob
erts, Will Adams, Lee Sharp, J. M.
Robertson, O. C. Dovey and C. A.
After the impressive services at the
home, the remains, accompanied by a
long cortege, were conveyed to the
Oak Hill cemteery, where beside the
husband, who preceeded her several
years ago, she was laid to rest.
SKULL BADLY FRACTURED
John Kastol Attempted to Alight From a
Freight Through Cedar Creek.
FELL HEAD FOREMOST ON LARGE ROCK
Rendered Unconscious by the Fall, and
the Patient is Still - in a
Very Serious Condition.
BLOWiAT GAVEL RULE
Gov. Hughss, of New York. Would
Regulate the Political Con
CONTESTS TO GO TO THE COURTS
Now side by side they are sleeping
In r rave's dark, drramievi bed:
Ami the willow liouirhs MM-m weeiinir.
As they bend attove the dead.
INSPECTION OF LOCATIONS
Government Architect Richard Forsho, of
Kansas City, Views Sites Offered
for Public Building.
Considerable curiosity in regard to
the probable location of the public
Dunning was aroused this morning
when it rapidly became known that a
special agent of the government ar
chitectural department was in the
city to inspect the several sites ollered
by our citizens. The special agent,
Iiichard Forsho, of Kansas City, pro
ceeded with his investigations of the
various locations in which property
has been offered for the postoftice
building. Mr. Forsho conversed with
County Surveyor Hilton and several
of our citizens in regard to the soil of
the divers properties. The property
onthecorner of Fifth and Vine streets
seemed to have made a favorable im
pression upon the inspector, as con
siderable details in regard to the prop
erty and vicinity were asked for by
The report of the investigation will
be sent to the department at "Wash
ington, where the matter will be de
cided in about two months.
While a fast extra freight was pass
ing through the railroad yards at Ce
dar Creek yesterday afternoon about
4 o'clock, John Kastol, who was aboard
the same, attempted to alight from the
train, with the result that he was
hurled from the moving cars to the
ground, sustaining a badly fractured
skull and numerous other bruises.
The unfortunate man had been to
Louisville to spend New Year's day,
and in the afternoon he hoarded the
freight at Louisville, no doubt think
ing that it was the regular local
freight which stopped at Cedar Creek,
but had been annulled yesterday.
When the freight failed to stop at
Cedar Creek Kastol, proceeded to pile
off the best way lie could and the
speed of the train being greater than
he imagined it to be lie was thrown
off his feet as soon as he let go of the
hand holds of the car and was hurled
headforemost into some slaty rock.
The fall rendered him unconscious,
hut friends soon found him and sum
moned medical assistance, who are of
the opinion that the skull is badly
fractured, besides numerous bruises
and scratches about the face and body.
The patient is still unconscious and in
a very serious condition.
John Kastol is employed in the
quarries at Cedar Creek and is a
brother of Joseph Kastol, who met
with a similar accident in Omaha
some time ago.
No Change of Minorities Inta Major
ities by '-Nerve."
DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO WED
"ow CiviiiK I learnt Hi New Hear
ingMayor McClellan "Hand
One" to Taiuinanr-Le-ialative
Albany, Is". Y. Jain. 3. Governor
Charles K. Hughes, in his first iues
aage to the legislature, made the fol
lowing recommendations: A recount of
the votes east for mayor In the New-
York city election in 190.". when, on
the face of the returns. William 11.
Hearst was defeated by George IS. Mc
Clellan; that the courts be empowered
to order a recount summarily in the
future, and that the power to bring jm
action to try a title t office- be taken
from tln attorney general and con
ferred upon the supreme court. The
adoption of a new ballot whereon the
name of a candidate will appear but
State to Herniate Politics, Also.
That the amount ot money which a
candidate may expend to procure his
election be limited. That the (Mints
be empowered to review the acts of
political state conventions and stat
Fair Cashier of 11 Hank 1'ost poiic-4 Her
Wedding llccuusc ol'ji lS.u-.i-ncsrt
Rensselaer, Ind.. Jan. M is.s Maud
Irwin, assistant cashier of the State
bard; of I Jensselacr, postponed her mar
riage on the eve of the happy event
to help her employers balance the ac
counts for the year. Miss Irwin ten
deied her resignation to the officials o
the bank to take effect the lat of th
jear. ami a substitute bad been ap
pointed. At the last moment the sub
Ktltute accepted a position elsewhere,
nnd the bank was left without an as
Miss Irwtn whs to have started for
EI Paso, Tex., Tuesday to be married
today to M. C. Canton. Tuesday morn
ing she wired her betrothed that the
wedding would have to Tie postponed
indefinitely, as she would remain with
her employers until the accounts for
the year were straightened out. Miss
Irwin was assistant cashier at the Mc
Coy bank at the time of Its failure.
INVESTIGATION IS PROBABLE
INJURIES RESULT FATALLY
Business for Health.
The desire to make money is so deep
ly planted among our people, that to
it health and even life is often being
sacrificed. "We forget our own bodies.
while being immerged in work and
business, for fear, that a slight rest
might offer a welcome opportunity to
our competitor to jump into our place
and rob us of the fruit of our hard la
bor. "We deny ourselves the pleasure
of life, working overtime and concen
trating our whole mind on our busi
ness, until the body collapses. The
poor stomach usually suffers the most:
instead of supplying it with nutritious
food we often whip it only with strong
liquor, finally becoming the martyr of
dyspepsia. Strengthen your stomach
and intestines with Triner's Amtrican
Elixir of Bitter Wine, whenever they
are overworked, weakened and ex
hausted. It will heal the inllamed
membranes, strengthen the muscles
of the digestive organs and you will be
able to attend both to your business
and to your boby. At drug stores.
Jos. Triner, 79!) S. Ashland Ave., Chi
Returns From Hospital.
After a few weeks' treatment in the
Clarkson hospital in Omaha, Miss
Vesta Eaton, who was operated upon
several weeks ago for appendicitis, re
turned home yesterday. In honor of
her home coming a quiet social gath
ering of relatives occurred during New
Years' day at the home of Superin
tendent and Mrs. J. W. Gamble.
Those present were D. S. Williams
and wife and M. W. Gamble of Omaha,
C. J . Thiessen and wife of Gretna, and
Mrs. E. S. Dungan of Union.
The many friends of Miss Vesta are
indeed pleased to welcome her home,
County Board Reorganizes.
The county board of commissioners
reorganized today, the new member,
Martin L. Frederick, occupying a seat,
and taking part in the business to
come before the board.
Among the matters to be disposed
of was the selection of sixty names
I from tiie county to be sent to the dis
trict clerk, who will select the jury
rand fortlie spring term from this
list. The board appointed Dr. M. M.
But ler of Weeping Water county physi
cian nv.u reappointed joe .Mullen a
member cf the soldiers reiief committee.
John Kastol Passes Away About Midnight,
Without Regaining Consciousness.
Alter remaining in an unconscious
condition for over thirty hours, John
Kastol, the man who was seriously
hurt New Year's day while alighting
from a freight near Cedar Creek, passed
away about midnight last night at the
hotel in that village.
The man when first found in an un
conscious condition near the railroad
tracks where he had fallen, was taken
to the station and a physician sum
moned. Dr. J. B. Duff, after exam
ining the patient, had him removed
to the hotel and Drs. G. II. Gilmore
of Murray and E. II. Worthman of
Louisville called in consultation. The
injured man was found to be suffering
from a very bad fracture of the skull,
caused by striking a rock: from both
arms being broken, and from numer
ous bruises about the face and body.
The medical aid in attendance upon
the patient were of the opinion that
he could not recover from the injuries,
although every possible means was
employed in an effort to restore him
to consciousness. John Kastol was in
Plattsmouth to spend Xmas with rela
tives, and from here went to Manley,
thence to Louisville, where he boarded
the Burlington extra freight that car
ried him to his fatal fall.
The deceased was about forty-eight
years of age and has resided in this
county many years. For some time
past he has been employed in the
stone quarries at Cedar Creek, and it
was while returning to his work, after
spending the holidays with friends,
that the unfortunate mishap occurred.
The deceased leaves a sister.Mrs. John
West, and a brother, Joseph Kastol,
the latter of whom is now in a critical
condition as the result of an accident
that he met with in the yards at
Omaha last fall.
The funeral of John Kastol will
take place from the church in Manley
on Saturday, the exact hour of which
has not been given.
It is noticeable a cold seldom comes
on when the bowels are freely open.
Neither can it stay if they aae open.
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
tastes as pleasant as maple sugar. Free
from all opiates. Contains Honey and
Tar. Conforms to the National Fure
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The relief of Coughs and Colds
through laxative influence, originated
with Bee's Laxative Cough Syrup con
taining Honey and Tar, a cough syrup
containing no opiates or poisons, which
is extensively sold. Secure a bottle at
once, obtain a guarantee coupon, and
if not fully satisned with results, your
money will be refunded. Sold by Ger
ing Co's drug store.
There Will Be No Strike.
While in the capital city yesterday,
General Manager Iloldrege said in ref
erence to the strike probabilities on
the SLeridan division: "The Burling
ton docs not compel employes to work
sixteen hours. I have no advices from
the Sheridan division indicating seri
ous labor trouble. I don't think a
strike is threatened. ""
Mr. Iloldrege also said the situaticn
on the lines west is very satisfactory
and that business has been moving in
good shape, barring some inconve
nience to trath'c caused by the storm.
So far as he knew, the men are not in
a striking mood. He don't look for
cominiuees in expelling delegates an
members. That any general commitb
of a party may adopt rules for dire
nominationsof candidates at primaries
On the recount matter the governor rt
viewed tl:e eliorts ot Hearst to secur
a recount and said: "It is a matti
or mo gravesr concern tliat tlie view
should be largely, even though crroi
eously. held that one who has bee
eieciea 10 oaice nas ncen deprived o
his seat through invalid returns. Th
ranure to onraiu a summary rccoun
through a defect in the law has
gravated the sense of injustice."
. Conventions Need a Curb.
With reference to empowering the
courts to review the acts of politic:!
conventions the governor held tha
there is no limitation upon the author
ny or political state conventions am
state committees arbitrarily to exclude
honestly elected delegates and mem
hers, and that the fraudulent or co
rupr. ncnon or sucii a convention or
committee cannot be reviewed or cor
rectcd by any court. "Minorities shouli
not be permitted to make themselve
majorities by the arbitrary seizure of
political organization." said fJovernor
Hughes, "nor through corruption or dls
honest methods, and the courts should
he vested with ample power to review
in a summary manner all such abuses
and to restore to defrauded persons the
political rights to which they are just
M'CI,KL.IiANT VS. TAMMAN Y
Aew lurk's Mayor Throws Down the
Ciaimtlet. as It Were.
New- York. Jan. 3. John T. Ioolin
h.s been named by Mavor McClellan
to succeed John It. Voorhis as presi
dent of the board of elections. Uu
dolph Fuller was appointed to succeed
Michael J. Daly, and Charles !. Page
and William McGuire were reappoint
ed members of the hoard of elections
In announcing theappointment of I do
ling Mayor McClellan threw down the
gauntlet to Tammany Hall and it?
present leader. Charles F. Murphy. He
declared that lie could not recognize
the existing control in Tammany or
tolerate any relations with its present
"I have no candidate for the leader-
snip ot lammany Jlall, lie said, "nor
have I the least desire to involve mv-
seir witn ttie aspirations ot any one
who Is seeking such leadership. There
has been no time when I have had such
a candidate, or sought to control the
organization. I should like to have
the support of the Democratic organ
ization because I have always been a
believer in party responsibility in ad
ministration: but if I cannot have that
support under conditions which favor
clean and efficient government then I
mil content to do without It."
Voorhis later made a formal protest
to the board of elections against the
seating of Dooling as president. Voor
his protest was on the ground that he
is the certified and recommended mem
ber of Tammany Hall, and that no
one else is eligible for the position of
oresident. The protest was filed by the
board without comment or action.
Elegant leather goods at Gering &
State legislative Doings.
Denver, Jan. 3. The sixteenth gen
eral assembly of Colorado has organ
ised, the Tic-publicans contr ling ia
Jefferson City. Mr.. Jan. 3. The for
ty-fourth general assembly convened
re and transacted tl;-- bu-iness of
Concord. X. II.. Jan. 3. -Thai I--s M.
Floyd, of Manchester. i;--!r.'."i--:;n. was
elected governor of New Ilar.r hii-e bv
til" state legislature at ir.o o;k:
session of that body, there being
choice at the November elect; '..
was formally inaugurated today.
Augusta, Me., Jan. 3. I
branches of the Seventy-third M:
legislature have organized for tl:e b
nial session of three months.
Senate Nearly Certain to Put Its Probo
Into the Affair at llrowns
ville. Washington, Jan. 3. There is no
longer much, if any doubt, that the
senate will order an Immediate inves
tigation of the discharge of the negro
troops of the Twenty-fifth infantry on
account of their alleged participation
in the "shooting up" of the town of
lirownsville, Tex. Senator I'oraUer.
whose resolution authorizing the com
mittee on military affairs to make an
inquiry is pending, expresses the hop '
that the resolution would be jidoptcd
soon r i ue reconvening or congros.
and said that unh ss it was turilier
attacked he Avould not make another
speech on the subject at present.
It has been expected that Senator
Lodge would oppose the inquiry, but
he has recently stated that he would
uot do so. Fnless, therefore, oppo
sition opens from an unexpected quar
ter the resolution probably will be tak
en up and passed without debate.
I - f i
We call your attention again
to these Sleeping Garments
for children. The best pre
ventative of colds these winter
nights. Provides covering
for hands and feet.
Price 50c to $1.00
According to size
"Whan Quality Counts." j
A NEW VETERINARY LAW
FRANCE HAS NO NEWS
Is Not Informed of Any Conspiracy in
IServia, but Ixok.s for Koine
Taris, Jan. 3. The French govern
ment has no advices regarding the re
ports that Servian conspirators are
ready to overthrow King Peter of Ser
vla in favor of a foreign prince. It is
regarded as significant, however, that
the reports of important developments
in the Iialkans should follow the signa
ture last, week of a contract between
Dr. A. P. Barnes, of This City, Proposes
a New Law Governing Practitioners.
The following is taken from the
Lincoln Journal of this morning: "Dr.
A. P. Barnes of Plattsmouth, a prac
titioner of veterinary surgery, den
tistry and medicJne of twenty years'
standing, who was prohibited by ar
act passed two years ago from calling
himself a veterinary surgeon because!
he had not graduated from a veteri-
the Servian government and the Creu- nary college, has proposed a new lav
ot arms ractory (at i.e t ruesot,
Franco, for the delivery of sixty new
batteries of field guns.
The financing of this purchase. It
Is pointed out here, was for a long
time obstructed by the Austrian-Hungarian
Murder of a Missouri Doctor.
Carthage Mo. Jan. 3. Ir. J. W.
Meredith was shot and probably fa
tally wounded by Arthur Sanderson at
the hitter's home here. Sanderson had
called the physician in to attend h
wife and met him atthedoorand fired on
to take the place of the present law
It differs little from the present law
without the exception of a provision
to permit one of ten years' experience
in practice to continue to call himself
a veterinarian. Jt contains the following:
'Section 4. Any person of good
moral character who has practiced the
profession of veterinary medicine, sur
gery and dentistry in this state for a
period of ten years immediately pre
ceding the passage of this act shall be
deemed eligible to registration as an
Death of an Aged Odd Fellow.
Louisville, Jan. 3. George W. Mor
ns, for forty-seven terms grand treas
urer of the Kentucky Odd fellows
and for sixty years a member of that
society, is dead at the agi
ris, in addition to 1
utcr ot un- oilier ai ine cimo oi 1J1S
death, was first vice president of the
Louisville Water company and identi
fied with several banks.
nun. ftanuerson. wno was arrested, as
serted that Dr. Meredith had broken existing practitioner upon presenting
up his home. Meredith says that San- to the board of veterinary medical er.
derson shot without provocation. aminers created hv ti.ic-. c,ticf,
tory evidence that such person is of
good moral character and that such
person had actually practiced veteri
nary medicine, surgery and dentistry
in the state of Nebraska for a period
lie age of S4. uor- of ten years immediately preceding
.einir grand treas- the passage of this act, provided that
such person present to said board of
examiners such evidence within ninety
days from the time of the passage of
this act, he shall be entitled to receive
Four Hoys stealing a Hide. a license without examination and be
-New lork, Jan. 3. Elmer Dunn, registered as such and anv siicb ner
Clarence P.ennetr. William E. Casey son who has assumed the title ,.f vt-
., J : tiii it c x- . i - -, .
i.n. ,.!....... t.c.i, an ul .vanv, or narv surgeon nr -.n.l,,, ii
were kille1 lec;ine rf tlio 1,ro,L-iiiv I . . . 6 11
nf n cMlrlii rii. - T.!K Vnll I J llj lUB Da5Sage OZ
train at South Flainfield, X? J. The V13 act withut being entitled to the
boys were stealing a ride on a freight ueKree i veterinary surgeon or analo-
rrain and stepped off directly in front usulle sna be allowed to continue
of the Chicago-bound flyer of the Le- the use of the title after having re-
mgn alley railroad. ceived his license. All nercna nrai.
ously licensed and registered In this
state shall be entitled to continue to
practice without further registra-
rmn ' '
No Passes: No Time Tablet.
Bloomington. HI., Jan. 3. Every
newspaper in central Illinois appeared
Tuesday for the first time without the
railroad time tables. The roads have
indicated no desire to pay for the pub
lication, and the newspapers refused
to run the time tables' unless paid for
at regular space rates. Their action
Is due to the new anti-pass law.
Will Scull for the Championship,
Fire Department Elects Officers.
The members cf the city fire deDarfc-
ment held a meeting last evening ti
elect officers for the
Sydney, N. S. W.. Jan. 3. George The following were elected to varioi.
Towns, the Australian sculler, and
"Eddie Hanlan Durnan. of Canada,
have signed articles to row on tie;
Nenoan river. March 2. for the -culling
championship of the world and Sj.'i O
CJ-vern nient Income and Ontgo.
Washington, Jan. 3. For the r.iont'a
cf December, 100d, government re
ceipts .were S3r.S 12.079. and expend
itures. $l';.5r.7,oSo. leaving a surplus
for th" month of ?9.27r.oOO.
.mm- on i.-s-t to India.
LatnlikLana. Urnish India. Ja:i. 3.
The amir of Afgain-tai!. Ilabid "uuali
K!:.".n. with a formidable rr-t::iiie, ar
rived at his frnmi-T post on his way
to pay an official visit to India. l:e:-
resent.it ives of t!.e vk-ci
of Minto. :;;,d nn escort
troops met tLe amir here.
y. the earl
Warehouse for Farm Implements.
Newman. III.. Jan. 3. W. .7. I ".oiler,
a large land owne r near this phice. will
erect a shed covering ten acres , land.
The building will ! floored with con
crete, and will l-? inclosed with a steel
frame work and covered with jwlvan
ized iron, making the entire structure
f rc-proof. it will b; use.i for housing
f a r : : : n g i r. i ' - a ; c-u 1 3.
positions: John G. Claus. nreside,
Geo. B. Mann, vice president: Mk -Ilajeck,
treasurer; Gus Rhode, se, . ...
tary: S. L. Cotner, chief: Joe Lh
shal, assistant to chief.
I Hiring the business session the. .
partment was called to the coal ;..
lumber yard of J. V. LVenberger, . . ,
which plac? a iare-e Lonh're had b. -.
kindleri. Th;s was soon extir.guiv .1
and thus ti:e newly elected oiU- is
properly initiated in their work.
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of your system. Kennedy's Laxative
Cough Syrup opens the bowels and at
the same time allays the Inflammation
of the mucous membranes. Contains
Honey and Tar. Drives out the cold
and stops the cough. Absolutely free
from any opiates. . Conforms to the
National Pure Food "d Dru" Law
Pleasaet to take. Sold by P. G.Fricke
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