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PliATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1908
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John A. Hayes, Son of Pat Hayes, and His
Daughter, Shot Down in Montana.
As the outgrowth of a dispute over a
claim to unsurveyed land near Culbert
son, Montana, a mob shot and killed
John A. Hayes, a son of Pat Hayes, the
well known Cass county farmer, and his
daughter Janet. From the Culbertson
Reporter the facts are gleaned. Hayes,
who had moved into that section last
March, had bought a right to some un
surveyed land from one of his neigh
bors, and occupied the land in March,
d?spite the claim of one Milo Long, who
had formerly occupied the land. Dis
putes had arisen between them as to
who was the real owner and these cul
minated on Wednesday morning, July 8,
when Ixmg and his friends, after notify
ing Hayes to leave the place within
twenty-four hours, on the night before,
descended upon them and in the melee
killed Hayes and his daughter as above
Hayes had believed he was being
bluffed by the notice, but as a measure
of protection, he had asked a nuroberof
his friends to help him defend the
premises. The attack took place about
1:30 Wednesday morning, the attacking
party being armed with shot-guns, rifles
and pistols and literally perforating
Supreme Court Makes Ruling That
Will Apply to Railroad Case.
The assessment of the property of the
Western Union Telegraph company in
Dodge county, involving the valaution
of property based on earnings, was
again decided by the supreme court
yesterday. On rehearing- the court
adheres to its former decision that the
judgment of the district court in valu
ing the property in Dodge county at
$40,500, or at the rate of $54 per wire
mile was correct. The ruling of the
supreme court is considered an import
ant one because it may serve as a
precedent when the question of railroad
rates gets into the courts. The same
principle enunciated in the case of the
telegraph companies may apply in the
matter of railroad valuations and earn
ings and consequently with the adjust
ment of rates in Nebraska.
The Western Union company object
ed to the finding of the district court
fixing the value of its property per
wire mile in Dodge connty equal to the
value per wire mile of its entire system
in the United States. The court holds
that in assesment cases of this kind the
burden of proof is on the Western
Union as appellant. It holds that the
net earnings of a telegraph company
for one year alone is not a proper ceit
erion by which to determine the actual
value of the system. It holds that the
income for messages sent and received
in a given district is not a proper
measure of the gross earnings of that
part of the system within the given
district, where lines within the district
are used for the transmission of mes
sages having neither origin nor des
tination in the district. Recently a
railroad attorney who appeared before
the railway commission declared that
rates can be based only on state bus
iness, or business that originates or
terminates within the state, no account
being taken of business carried through
the state. The attorneys said this is
the ruling of the United States supreme
court. Lincoln News.
Spend Day Picnicking.
A merry pu-nic party was had today
at Patterson's pond north of the city,
the party comprising Mrs. J. E. Mc
Daniel and children and her guest, Miss
Neff of Salina, Kas.. and Mrs. Henry
Donat and family.
Thev iourneyed to the pond early and
enjoyed a fine basket lunch with all the
arromnanvinsr pleasures of a day in tne
woods. They returned to the city in
the evening, having had a glorious
time and thoroughly happv .
Haye s' house, barn and outbuilding
They had approached to within some 70
yards of the house when Hayes called
them to halt and let him know whether
they were friends or enemies. They
replied with a volley, killing Haye al
most instantly. Mrs. Hayes and her
five daughters were in the house which
was only a tarred paper building and
one of the first shots fired went through
the walls, setting fire to a box of matches
which one of the girls extinguished.
The youngest daughter, Janet Augusta,
was greatly excited and during the fir
ing raised up from the floor, receiving a
death shot. She screamed and the
women ran out of the shack, the little
girl falling in a faint at her father's
feet. She was picked up and carried
into the house, dying immediately.
As soon as the mob discovered they had
killed someone they immediately re
treated. After the battle a large num
ber of various kinds of shells were dis
covered, both used atid unused.
A coroner's jury was impanneled and
an inquest held, resulting in a verdict
that the dead man and child came to
their death from gunshot wounds ad
ministered by Milo Long, Walter Long,
Chas. B. Gamble, Geo. D. Isbell, Tucker
C. Moore, John L. Johnson and others
unknown. The authorities at Culbert
son announce their intention of prose
cuting the parties guilty of the offense.
A number of farmers have been in
town the last three days and much com
plaint has been heard about the con
dition of the bridges over the county.
One man who has had some experience
with unsafe bridges and whose exper
ience cost him something like $300 said
that he had been to see the commission
ers twice and wrote them about a
bridge between his place and Nehawka.
And the only satisfaction he could get
was that the repairing was being done
by the Nebraska Construction Company
and that they had only one outfit and
that was in the western part of the
county, and that in the course of time
it would be around. With all the re
pair work that is to be done in this
county why cannot the county . have a
repair outfit of its own. Time to the
farmer just now means a great deal
especially in threshing time when he
has grain to market and outfits to
move. Nebraska Register.
Pleasant Day in the Country.
The home of William D. Wheeler
south of the city, was the scene Sun
day of an outing party consisting of
some fourteen young ladies of this city,
who had been invited by Miss Lillian
Wheeler as her guests for the day.
The party drove down in a large carry
all, arriving shortly before dinner which
had been prepared by Mrs. Wheeler.
The dinner was of this good lady's
excellent quality, there being spring
chicken, all the fresh vegetables and
fruits and in fact every thing that boun
teous nature produces in the edible line,
The young women took possession of
the dinner and did it full justice. The
afternoon was given over to various
amusements such as horse back riding
and the like and the party drove back
to the city in the cool evening, arriving
about eight o'clock. Ex-heriff Wheeler
for once in his life was scared, and early
took the creek for safety.
Railroad Men to Organize.
M. T. Wilson came into the city this
morning on N . 4 to commence the or
ganization of the Railroad Men's Pro
tective association. To this-end he has
called a meeting of the railroad men
for next Wedneday night, July '22, at
8 p. m. to be held at the A. O. U. W
temple. There will be a number of
prominent speakers present to address
the meeting and it is expected to start
with a big membership.
The object of the order as ann junced
is to form an organization for the pur
pose of protecting the railroad men of
the state from unwise and fanatical
legislation. It is supposed to be con
fined to local legislation and have no
reference to national issues.
The Journal Roustabout Meets With
Many New Friends, and Hosts
of Old Ones.
One Wednesday of last week we spent
the day in the prosperous and enter
prising little city of Avoca. On the af
ternoon of that day, our good friend,
Louie Dunkak, than whom no better
democrat ever breathed the breath of
life, and a finer gentleman or better
citizen lives in the county of Cass, con
sented to take a trip with the writer to
the neighborhood of where he owns a
farm, and where he resided for many
years previous to his removal to Avoca.
And to say that we profited from the
trip but half expresses it. Besides go
ing over some of the best country that
ever a bird flew over, expresses it mild
ly, and such fields of wheat and wavy
corn we never viewed. In the fifteen
mile circuit we went, the farmers seems
happy and contented with their lot, and
while the most of them are remarkably
well fixed they still work hard, and their
abors show they are excellent farmers.
In this immediate settlement the people
are mostly German, with here and there
an up-to-date Swede farmer. Another
evidence of the money being made in
this vicinity, is the improvements that
are being made in their homes. Large,
roomy frame buildings are rapidly tak
ing the places of the low ceiling frames
built many years since. Not only this
but the new homes are being provided
with modern improvements, such as
their own heating and lighting plants
and waterworks. - This part of Cass
county can surely and truthfully be
termed "God's countrv." And the
farmers whom we visited are also
among the most generous, clever and
enterprising. In this section of Cass
county, Louie Dunkak is extremely
popular, as the number of new sub
scribers on this little point would fully
denote. We owe Mr. Dunkak a debt of
gratitude, and we hope he may live al
ways and that his good-natured coun
tenance will beam as brightly a hundred
years hence as it does today.
A Few Hours at Manley.
We put in a portion of Thursday at
Manley, a nice little village, almost in
the geographical center of the best
county in the state of Nebraska. The
town boasts of two general stores and
one of the finest little bank buildings in
the county, the latter being under the
management of W. J. Rau, the genial
cashier. For ten or twelve years Mr.
Rau was station agent for the Burling
ton at Louisville, and as an all-around
business man, has few superiors in Ne
braska for one of his age, and we feel
very grateful to him for courtesies
shown us during our stay.
Our democratic friend, John Tighe,
when we inquired about the condition of
their hotel, he gave e writer to un
derstand that we v.u not need a hotel
while he lived in that section of the
county, and immediately called up Mrs.
Tighe, saying: "Col Bates is here and
will be out to dinner with me." The
edict had gone forth, and it was impos
sible to attempt any begging off. This
was our first meeting with Mrs. Tighe,
her two daughters and two sons. Mrs.
Tighe is one of those accomplished and
good-natured ladies that one does not
meet every day, and, say, that repast
that we sat down to that day was sim
ply immense, the table fairly groaning
under the weight of the many good
things prepared by the hostess and her
two fine looking daughters. Mr. Tighe
owns an entire section of as fine soil as
there is in Cass county, and the crops
now growing would indicate that it was
hard to beat. After dinner and a few
moments of social conversation, Mr,
Tighe proposed that we take a spin in
the neighborhood for a short time, and
in a short time we "raked in" several
new additions to the Journal, through
the efforts of our good friend. And we
take this opportunity of returning our
most sincere thanks to Mr. and Mrs.
Tighe and the boys and girls for the
kindness manifested during our brief,
but most enjoyable visit at their home.
While in Manley we had the pleasure
of making the acquaintace of Mr. and
Mrs. Dr. E. D. Banghorst, who have
been residents of that village but about
one year. Dr. Banghorst is well liked
by all, and the spirit manifested by him
and the good luck he is enjoying among
his patients makes him the most popu
lar physician that ever located in Man
ley. Mrs. Banghorst was at one time
well known in this city, having been a
teacher in the High school during the
days of Prof. McHugh.
R. Lewis departed this morning for
Wendell, la., for a brief visit.
Tie Csnd Concert Proposition.
The band concert proposition has
been tentatively settled, the committee
having charge of the affair having can
vassed the situation and finding that
a majority of those having money in
the fund, favored hiring the Citizens
Band and giving a series of two or three
concerts. There was considerable div
ision of rentiment on the question
many preferring to have the Glenwood
band employed. The committee find
ing that dissatisfaction would arise if
an outside band was hired concluded to
hire the local band and anyone who
might be dissatisfied could call on John
Bauer, jr. and get their money back.
It will be recalled this money was
collected for the purpose of lighting the
streets on the night of July fourth but
was not used owing to inability to get
the material here in time.
BAD CASE OF
Weeping Water Republican
Has a Fit Over Judge
The decision of Judge Beeson in the
Gering case at Plattsmouth does not
seem to suit the Weeping Water Re
publican, and a "bawl out" is the re
sult. The bawl out" will not amount
to a great deal, but the principle of the
thing will reflect as a boomerang
against the paper which seeks to place
itself above- the decision of a just and
discriminating court which, after re
viewing the evidence, acquits the ac
cused. The prosecuting attorney in this case
has sought a little cheap notoriety at
various times in pursuit of alleged of
fenses of a minor kind, which proved
in each case to be not even offenses of
a minor kind.
When a paper of Cass county at
tempts to attack the decision of a court
presided over by such a man as Judge
Beeson, that attack must necessarily
If the accused was guilty of the
charge preferred, it is safe to say that
he would have come to his just deserts
at the hands of the court handling the
The Republican is a great deal on the
order of the "old woman," but even
old women,' as a rule, know when to
to keep quiet not always, but nearly
Sometimes, you know, a "knock" is
a boost. However, the "knocker" does
not always know that he is boosting
with his "knock."
Toe chief grievance of the Republican
seems to be that the mayor of Platts
mouth is a democrat. It is safe to say
that if the mayor should chance to be a
republican, it would have been a fine
thing to bring in an acquittal.
The faith of the Courier is republican
first, last and all the time, but the
Courier does not believe in this sort of
business. If we have courts, we must
respect the courts that have the means
at their command of weighing evidence.
If the courts are not the last resorts
if we have the privilege of putting per
sonal prejudice ahead of the court's de
cision, then what is the use to have
courts? We might as well allow the
personal spites of individuals to decide
questions of moment and be done with
Come out of it!
When Democracy Will Die.
The Journal is in receipt of a letter
from Harry Pein, who is employed by
the Union Pacific railroad at Pine Bluff,
Wyo., and encloses the following. Har
ray says he is in the enjoyment of good
health and has no complaint to make.
When the lions eat prass like an ox.
And the 8shworm swallows the whale;
When the tarripins knit woolen sox.
And the hare Is out run by the snail:
When serpents walk upright like men.
And doodle bugs travel like frotrs:
When the grasshopper feeds on the hen.
And feathers are found on hogs;
When Thomas cats swim In the air.
And elephants roost upon trees:
When insects in summer are rare.
And snuff never makes people sneeze;
When the fish creep over dry land. v
And mules on velocipedes ride:
When foxes lay eggs in the sand,
And women in dress take no pride:
When dutehmen no longer drink beer.
And girls get to preaching on time:
When the billy goat huts from the rear,
And treason no longer is crime:
When the humming bird brays like an ass,
And limburgercheese smpll like cologne;
When plowshares are made out of plass,
And hearts of Americans are stone:
When sense grows in republican heads.
And wool on the hydraulic ram:
Then the democratic party will be dead.
And tliis country not worth a d m.
Shorthorn Bull for Sale.
One good yearling shorthorn registered
bull for sale. Mark Whi te, Rock Bluff
Burlington Bridgcman Hoots With a Fatal
Accident Hear Fremont Sunday Afternoon
and is Drowned in the Platte River.
The many friends of D. C. Woodring,
the well known superintendent of
bridges and buildings for the Burling
ton, were shocked and horrified yester
day when news was received that he
had lost his life by accident at the
Platte river bridge near Fremont.
From accounts received it appears
that the recent high water in the
Platte had carried away two big steel
girders of the bridge of the Burlington
over that stream at Fremont, the gir
ders being imbedded in the sands of the
stream. To get them out two big steam
derricks and a pile driver were called
into service yesterday and work com
menced. When the derricks raised the
girders and then released their hold for
a new one the girders would settle back
into the sand. A long chain was fas
tened to the girder, and near the river
bank, connected with a two and one
half inch rope on the pile driver. Sev
eral times the pile driver engine pulled
this rope, and once the rope parted but
did no damage.
Mr. Woodring was standing on 'a
temporary structure thirty feet above
the water, signalling the pile driver
engineer, with no thought of the chain
parting, when it suddenly did so, the
flying ends catching him about the legs
and hurling him from his footing. He
fell to the water, striking the edge of
the girder in his descent. Workmen
standing near watched for him to come
SUDDEN DEATH OF
MRS. PETER RAUEtl
Her Demise Came as a Great Shock
to Her Relatives and Friends.
Another of the old citizens of the city
passed to her long rest Monday after
noon, when Mrs. Peter Rauen suddenly
expired at St. Joseph's hospital in Oma
ha. The end was sudden and unex
pected and came as a great shock to her
numerous friends in this city.
Mrs. Rauen has been suffering from
an inflamation of the stomach and
bowels, and it had been determined to
have an operation performed for the.
purpose of relieving her. She was taken
to the Missouri Pacific train yesterday
afternoon in a carriage, and at Omaha
transferred to the ambulance of St.
Joseph's hospital, where the operation
was to have taken place. She reached
the hospital alive but expired in the
elevator. Those accompanying her to
the hospital were her son Frank, daugh
ter Rosa Hines, J. V. Egenberger, Wm.
Weber and Father Bradley. Every
thing possible to alleviate her sufferings
Mrs. Rauen was the widow of the late
Peter Rauen, who departed this life but
a tew months ago. She was 79 years of
age and left surviving her three sons,
Frank, of this city; John, of Cincinnati,
O., and Rudolph, of Kansas City. Mo.,
and one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Hines, of
this city. F. R. Guthman, of this city,
was the sole surviving brother and Mrs.
Kate Weckbach, of Lincoln, Neb., and
Mrs. Louise Hemple, of this city, were
The body of Mrs. Rauen was brought
to this city on the five o'clock train on
the Burlington this afternoon, and
funeral arrangements will be made later.
Mrs. Rauen was a well known lady of
this city, having a great circle of friends,
all of whom have expressed the deepest
regret at her passing away. Her whole
life was one of beauty of soul and
thought. He loss removes a loving
mother and a faithful sister. During
her long life she had been a communi
cant of the Roman Catholic church,
prominent in its affairs and had exem
plified its teachings in her everyday life.
Looking Much Better.
Miss Helen Chapman, who went to
Meadopolis, la., Saturday, returned
this morning, accompanied by her sister,
Miss Ruth, who had been staying with
an older married sister since last May.
Miss Ruth has been afflicted with the
inflamatory rheumatism for many
months, and her many friends will be
glad to learn that her extended visit
with her sister has greatly benefitted
her, and that she is looking much better.
to the surface, which he did face down
ward, and with his hair stained with
blood. He sank again and was seen no
more until his body was taken from the
river three-quarters of a mile below
about three hours later. The accident
happened at 11:15 a. rn. and the body
was recovered at 2:15 p. m.
The dead man had been fatally in
jured by his fall upon the girder, there
being a flesh wound just above the
right eye and a little further back an
ugly wound in the skull, believed to
have been caused by striking a bolt
head on the girder.
The deceased was one of the com
pany's oldest and most valued em
ployes. He had intended to retire from
the service for some time, expecting to
locate in southern California. He had
only recently told several fellow em
ployes of his intention. Supt. Bignell.
who was present at the time of the ac
cident, was overcome with grief, he
and Mr. Woodring having been old
Personally, Mr. Woodring was one of
the most popular men in the service.
Known the system over there is nti
railroad man but expresses thu
utmost regret at his untimely demise.
At the Burlington depot last night all
joined in expressing their feelings when,
told of his end. He lived at 1107 K
street, Lincoln, to which point the re
mains were taken last night.
Sprains His Ankle
Jimmy Williams the popular hard
working drives for Zuckweiler & Lutz,
suffered a very painful injury just be
fore noon today when he got a fall from
his wagon. The accident was caused
by a wheel of the wagon striking a
chuck hole, the ensuing jar throwing
Mr. Williams from his seat to the ground.
In some manner his foot came under the
wheels, one of them passing over it
about the ankle, bruising and crushing
it though luckily not breaking any bones.
The tendons were badly torn and
lacerated and the pain from the injury
was intense. He pluckily drove to his
home on west Pearl street and had
Charles Martin, who was passing, sum
mon Dr. Cummins who attended the
injury making it as comfortable as pos
sible. The ankle was badly swollen
when he arrived and from its condition,
there is little hope of Mr. Williams get
ting out again for several days.
Charles W. Banning Very 111.
The many friends of Chas. W. Ban
ning in Cass county will regret to learn
that he is a very sick man, and that it
is impossible for him to recover. It
will be remembered that Mr. Banning
removed from his farm, near Nehawka,
to near Pleasanton, Nebraska, some
time since where he purchased a large
farm for stock raising. Charley's com
plaint is cancer of the stomach, and he
has been very low for several weeks.
He is well known throughout Cass
county and being a prominent democrat
always took an active part in the bat
tles of his party, and never missed a
county convention during his residence
here, where he was raised to manhood.
The Journal hopes he may recover.
, Overcome With the Heat.
W. J. Schneider and wife, of Cedar
Creek were in the city this morning, Mr.
Schneider coming down to consult a
physician. Mr. Schneider who is a
nephew of Register of Deeds Schneider,
was overcome by heat Sunday while
playing ball, although at the time he
did not feel any serious illness. Yes
terday he woke up feeling much worse
and concluded to consult a physician.
When he arrived here this morning he
was suffering from a fever with his
temperature at 103. After consultation
his physician ordered him to bed and
he is now at the home of Henry Schnei
der in this city. While quite ill no ser
ious effects are anticipated.
Will Loan 510,000.
I have $10,000 which I wish to loan on
good farm security. Write or phone
Claude F. Anderson,
Pacific Junction, Iowa.
Call Omaha over the Independent
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