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LOCAL WATCH INSPECTOR
We arr? showing some fine Diamonds in both single settings and
combination with Genuine Rubies.
3t is Time Local Merchants
Yere Getting a Move on
In the matter of the parcels post
question, the Nebraska City News hits
our sentiments exactly in the following:
"Do the people of this country and
particlarly those who live in the Mis
souri valley and are tributary to Chicago,
Kansas City and Omaha want the post
parcels system? This is a question
that will have to be settled quickly un
less these people want the east to en
tirely rule the west.
"The postmaster general has spoken
in regard to the parcels post system
and he will endorse it. A recommenda
tion from an official means much with
the present administration, and the
coming congress will have so much to
ask for that different members will
make concessions and the result will be
that many obnoxious laws will be passed
The News is willing to admit that an
endorsement by the administration is
not a finality, but we do know that it
will have a great bearing on the case.
"The parcels post law is one entirely
FOR THE BURLINGTON ROAD
in the interest of the larger dealer and
the department houses of the east and
against the small dealer of the west.
When the government enters into com
petition with railroads and the express
companies in delivering sixteen pounds
and less packages cheaper than they
can be ligitimately carried then will the
large houses prosper at the expense of
"Nebraska ought to awake to this
question and instruct our representa
tives what to do. Our merchants ought
to use a few postage stamps in their
Clark's Margin Very Slim.
Based on official returns of all coun
ties of Nebraska except Valley, Henry
T. Clark, jr., has won the primary con
test for railroad commissioner by 62
' votes. Valley county, unofficial, gave
. him 52 plurality, making his total plur
. ality 114. with 37,756 votes polled for
; the two candidates. This being the
! case, Caldwell may possible have some
; cause for complaint in regard to the re-
turns from Omaha. Many believe
; that Caldwell was fraudulently counted
Miss Adelia Murdock, of Arapahoe,
Neb., is visiting at the home of her
uncle, B. Christweisser and wife, and
' is sick with the malerial fever.
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We have received
the latest models in
corsets and have them
on display. Call and
WENT WITH THE
George Barger Arrested for
Taking a Boat That Did
Not Belong to Him
George Barger became attached to a
row boat at the crossing of the Platte
river by the two railroad bridges, yes
terday, supposedly by forceful entry
and detainer, as the boat which belongs
to W. D. Jonec and J. M. Johns, had
been locked securely and showed that
it had been broken loose. Messers
Johns and Jones had just had the boat
taken to the point mentioned on the
river to be used for fishing and hunting
purposes when it might be convenient
for them to employ some spare time
that way. The boat came down the
river and in company with the- festive
George, found a landing place just be
low the city, and making an endeavor
to dispose of the craft, accosted Elias
Kildow, and Elias immediately recog
nizing the boat, told Mr. Barger he
would have to come up to the gas
works while he got the money. While
waiting for the money to come, Mr.
Barger was made acquainted with
Sheriff Quinton, and upon an urgent re
quest accepted an invitation to become
a guest at the-Hotel de Manspeaker re
ceving the accomodations offered, by
that institution. This morning W. 1).
Johes had information fded charging
Mr. Barger with stealing the boat,
placing the valuation at about ten doll
ars. Mr. Barger tried to explain how
he traded for it, but he got lost in the
discription of the deal and in order to
make a long story short, said he had
taken it and was assessed a fine of fivs
dollars and costs with the boat being
restored to the rightful owners. Mr.
Barger not being burdened with the
necessary cash with which to liquidate
the fine and costs, took board and lodg
ing at the Hotel de Manspeaker until
he should have paid the last farthing
by reason of being incarserated so
much per diem.
IN HO WAY
Anti-Treat Law a Separate and Distinct
Measure From That of the No
ted Slocumb Law.
Considerable interest is now taken in
the resurrection and attempted enforce
ment of the anti-treat law. This law
is popularly confounded with the Slo
cumb law, but such is not the fact. The
so-called anti-treat law is entire separ
ate and independent from the Slocumb
law. The anti-treat law originated in
the state senate while the Slocumb law
incubated in the house of representa
tives. The former was indroduced in
the state senate by Senator Perkins, of
Knox county, on February 5, 1881, and
the latter was introduced in the house
by Represedtative Slocumb, of Jeffer
son county, on February 7, 1881.
On the final passage of the anti-treat
law, of the thirty senators, only sixteen
voted for the bill a majority of only
one. It seems that during the pending
of the anti-treat law in the senate and
the Slocumb law in the house, much
merriment was indulged in by the mem
bers. On February 21, 1881, the anti-treat
law came up for final passage in the sen
ate. The title of the act read as follows :
"A bill for an act to prevent treating in
saloons and other public places. ' ' After
the vote was taken on the final passage
and the bill declared passed by a consti
tutional majority, Mr. W. C. Pearce, a
republican senator from Lancaster coun
ty, moved to amend the title by adding
"and for the relief of candidates for of
fice." This would have made the title
read as follows: "A bill for an act to
prevent treating in saloons and other
public places, and for the relief of can
didates for office." However, this
amendment failed to carry, although
one-fifth of the senators voted for it,
among whom was one democrat. Sen
ator G. W. Doane, of Douglas county.
This anti-treat law was approved Feb
ruary 28, 1881 more than twenty-six
years ago, and the county attorney of
Cass county 'has the prestige of being
the first law officer who has attempted
to enforce it in any part of Nebraska.
F. A. Davis Gets a Black Eye.
An attempted settlement for rent of
land, between J. H. Heneger and F. A.
Davis ended disastrously last Friday.
Mr. Davis accompanied Thos. Murtey,
drove out to Heneger's. There seemed
to be a difference of opinion as to the
amount of rent money that Heneger
vas to pay, and from reports the latter
was called a liar, which he re
sented, and while we are not aware
which one got the best or worst of the
mix-up. It is safe to say that after
the smoke of battle had cleared away,
Davis eye was black. Heneger and
son Albert were on complaint of Davis,
brought before Judge Barnes, and
settled the damages. Fine $5.00 and
costs $6.85. Weeping Water Herald.
Two Happy Hearts Uuited in
At the Burlington station at the eve
of departure of the fast mail we step
ped up to a blooming young lady, and
modestly asked if she was intending to
take her departure from so pleasant a
city as ours. With a smile as winsome
as the summer's day she nodded her head
in the direction of a young man dressed
in soft clothes, and nervously picking
up and setting down a traveling case.
We propounded the same interogatory
to him to receive the reply, that his
name was G. C. Taber, and that he had
been to T. E. Todds, for a visit and was
just returning home to Omaha. We
were satisfied on putting down his
name with a w afterwards which meant
to us G. C. Taber and wife, and were
just thanking him for the item when,
he says, you may put down the name of
Miss Katie Hoffman, when with raised
brows the young lady says, "what!"
and a blash nearly as deep as the hue
which adorns the Martha Washington
rose, stammeringly he said "my wife."
We remarked that it could not have
happened so very long since and be
tween blushes, h" said "about an hour"
while she smiled at his confusion. The
groom is the son of Wian Tabor, and
whose mother, Mrs. Taber, was for
merly Miss Susan Fairfield, making him
a nephew of Col. H. C. McMaken. He
is employed with the Omaha Electric
Light and Power Company.
While the bride was Miss Katie Hoff
man, a sister Mrs. Todd, north of the
city, and whose home has been at Wil
ber. Neb-, where her father, Jacob
Hoffman, lives. The young people
came here and were married, return
ing to Omaha where they will make
their future home.
The Journal joins with the many
friends of the happy pair in wishing all
the good things in this life which they
have ambition to attain, and the path
way may be as free from the disagree
ble thing which have a tendency to mar
one's sojourn here is possible.
Accident at Burlington Shops.
A runaway car loaded with lumber in
the lumber yard department of the Bur
lington shops last evening caused
much consternation and injured one of
the employes very seriously, James
Maroucek losing the end of one of his
fingers and having the other portion of
his hand mashed very severely in en
deavoring to stop the car. By some
means the car had gotten away and was
getting a good start down the track,
leading to the shops, when some of the
workmen called to Mr. Maroucek to
stop the car; he picking up a bolt he
thrust it under the wheel of the swiftly
moving car, which was grasped between
the wheel and rail, at the same time
catching Jim's hand, cutting off the end
of his ring or third finger at the first
joint, and badly mashing and lacerating
the remaining portion of the hand in a
very severe manner. His hand was in a
manner protected by a glove which he
wore, or in all probability the vound
have been worse. Mr. Maroucek was
taken to the office of Dr. E. W. Cook,
who dressed the wounded member.
It will be a long time before the hand
will be so it can be used again, and it is
a fortunate termination of the accident
that saved to him the use of the hand
at all, considering that the wheel passed
over the hand. The bolt which he held
in his clinched hand, in all probability,
raising the wheel off the rail just
enough to prevent the entire severence
of the member when the trucks passed.
Mr. Maroucek has been making his
home with Mrs. Anna Goos, having
farmed for her during the past two
years, and having gotten through with
the farm work for the summer, he had
accepted a position with the Burlington,
working under foreman L. A. New
comer, who'has charge of the lumber
yards. This accident will prevent James
from working in the shops during the
remainder of the fall and it will not be
so he can care for the harvesting of the
The bonds voted for the rebuilding of
the school house for district No. 7,
which were voted some time ago has
been registered by the auditor of the
state and are now ready for the sale.
The school house which this one is to
replace is what is known as the Oldham
school house, being a brick about eight
miles south of hereon the old Telegraph
road. This house was built probably
over forty yehrs ago. At the time this
point was a very important one, as the
house just this side a little ways, was
used a good deal as a hotel, and was a
stopping place for travelers going up
down the river by land between Platts
mouth and the towns south. This old
house has served the people for a long
time and a newT one has been much
needed. The new one will be appre
ciated by all in the district.
George B. Zeigler and son, Paul
Streight, Edgar Sampson and W. T.
Cox, who have been here as witnesses
in the district court, for the past'day or
so, returned to their homes at Green
Sang For the Opening
The Plattsmouth mixed quartette
sang this morning for the opening exer
cises at the High school, the quartette
consisting of Messrs Ii. W. White, B.
A. McElwain, Mrs. J. W. Gamble arid
Miss Estelle Baird. The first number
was "Come Where My Iove Lies
Dreaming," and whs received by the
callow youth and the winsome lass, with
a smile as broad as the ocean, and
their appreciation of the sentiment of
the song and the sweetness of the sing
ers, were manifested by clapping of
hands and prolonged cheers. The second
number was "Jaunita, "and caught the
members of the High school in a way
that their manifestations of delight
caused an encore. Everybody was well
pleased with the numbers.
Several Important Gases Dis
posed of and One Divorce
Monday was the first day of the dis
trict court but little business was trans
acted, but quite an amount of business
was done yesterday and today. Up to
the hour of going to press the follow
ing cases have been disposed of:
By agreement of the parties in the
matter of James S. Fredenberg vs.
Albert N. Speer, judgment was rendered
in the sum of $100 plaintiff to pay the
In the matter of James C. Cochran
vs. Isabella Green, et al., judgment
was rendered in favor of plaintiff in the
sum of $172.74.
The case of Margaret Reuland vs.
Chief of Police Joe Fitzgerald, et al.,
was dismissed on account of the plain
tiff's failure to give security for costs.
The plaintiff charges the defendant with
The matter of William Mickle vs.
Emily J. Kellog, was dismissed for the
want of prosecution.
Judgment on mandate was ordered
from the supreme court in the matter
of Hugh Murphy vs. City of Platts
mouth. Application for another judge to hear
issue in the matter of Sarah Mathilda
Peterson vs. John A. Bauer, et al., was
granted by Judge Jessen.
Issues were found in favor of plain
tiff in the foreclosure case of Edwin
Jeary vs. Samuel Raker, et al., and
decree of foreclosure was ordered ac
cordingly. In the matter of Amelia Heideman vs.
William Noxon, jr., a motion for a new
trial was over ruled.
Judgment entered on mandate from
supreme court in the matter of J. F.
Waldron vs. J. D. McBride, et al.
The matter of Maude S. Fenton vs.
Edward Fenton, for divorce, was dis
missed for want of prosecution.
Issues were found in favor of plain
tiff, in the matter of Anna B. Churchill
vs. G. W. Betts.
Upon request of interested parties
the petition for divorce in the matter of
Joseph McCarthy vs. Bertha M. Mc
Carthy, was dismissed.
Eva Yocum was granted a divorce
from Charles F. Yocum. The defend
ant in this case, it will be remembered,
was arrested in Plattsmouth some
months ago and taken to Iowa, where
he was convicted of horse stealing, and
is now serving out a term of four years
in the Iowa penitentiary.
The case of James M. Dyre vs. Geo.
B. Zeigler is on trial. This suit is to
recover damages, the defendant having
constructed a drainage ditch which
caused the water to flow on the plain
tiff's land. There are twenty-one
witnesses summoned in this case.
A case entitled Ira Stull, Ua Stull,
Ora Stull and Orvill Stull, minors by
Lnlu Taylor, their mother, against the
State of Nebraska and the Nebraska
Children's Home society, asking for a
restraining order to prevent the society
from taking the children, was filed today.
Judge Jessen issued a restraining order
The hearing will be had October 15th.
The board of county commissioners
after a big days work yesterday, ad
journed, and Chairman Marshall de
parted for home last evening. This
morning Commissioner Switzer depart
ed for his home in Weeping Water, also
stopping on the way at Murray, where
he had some business to look after for
the county, after which he will go on
Went Through a Bridge.
Yesterday while Mr. Kauffman was
attempting to cross a bridge with his
threshing engine, the bridge broke,
letting the engine through. The fore
part of the engine went down first,
breaking it considerably, and he had to
go to Omaha for repairs before the en
gine could be moved.
Our peaches are now ready for the
market and will be sold at 75c per bushel
on the tree. Call at the farm now as
they will not la3t long.
Mrs. Wm. Wetenkamp.
Two miles west of Mynard.
FOR DISTRICT CLERK
Christie E. Metzger, a Young Mas
-Born and Reared in Cass County.
The Journal takes great delight in
presenting Christie E. Metzger to the
voters of Cass county for the position of
clerk of the district court, and in doing
so the Journal is proud to say that his
record is as clear as the noonday sun in
a cloudless sky.
The subject of this sketch was Urn
on the old homestead, one-half mile ejwt
of Cedar Creek, where he has continued
to reside with his mother and sisters,
overseering matters on the place. He
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Metzger,
who settled in Cass county in early
pioneer days. The father, who was
born in Germany, passed away several
years ago, but he left behind him a repu
tation for honesty and integrity, equal
to that of any man ever residing in the
county. He-made it a specialty during
his lifetime to instill into the minds of
all his loys the necesity of pursuing an
honorable, upright business career, and
C. E. METZGER
how well he succeeded can be denoted in
the every-day business transac tions of
these boys --three of whom are now re
siding on ranches in the west part of
the state. Christie is the youngest, and
it fell to his lot to remain on the old
homestead to look after the business
there. His father was during his life.,
known to nearly every one in Cass
county, as his name is often mentioned
as that of one who who was highly re
spected by those who knew him best.
Christie Metzger attended the Platts
mouth High school for several years,
and was one of the class of l'Jd'.i. He
took several courses in the Plattsmouth
Normal School, and studied law for two
years in the office of one of the leading
attorneys of this city. His qualifica
tions for clerk of the district court are
equal to that of any one in the county,
and has never been a candidate for any
office. Unlike his opponent, who has
held office in the court house for 12 or
14 years. Here is another incident of
"the office seeking the man, and not the
man the office." The voters need have
no fear about Mr. Metzger's qualifica
tions, and if he is elected we can as
sure our readers and the voters of Cass
county that he will quit before the peo
ple become tired of him holding office so
Christie E. Metzger is a young man
against whom ought cannot be said, and
considering his excellent qualities for
the position, and the fact that his op
ponent has held office so long, we are
satisfied that many who have voted for
the present incumbent in yeaes gone
by, will this time cast their votes for C.
E. Metzger because they do not believe
in a man holding office always.
The New Pure Food and Drug Law.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs, colds
and lung troubles is not affected by the
national pure food and drug law as it
contains no opiates or other harmful
drugs, and we recommend it as a safe
remedy for children and adults. F. G.
Fricke & Co.
Special Train Service
For Ak-Sar-Ben electrical parade,
Wednesday evening, October 2nd. Train
will leave Plattsmouth at 7 p. m. Re
turning leave Omaha at 11 p. m. via
Burliugton. W. L. Pickett,
Are you ready for
a New Pipe?
has the Large and Most
ever seen in Plattsmouth, from
the Low Priced to the Very Best
on the Market.
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