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KILLED AT GAGLE
CHARLES VV. SHER
Fishl There last HigM Proves F0I3! Letter to Old Friend Conrad Schist
ic Promi.ic.'.t Farmer. 1 cr iy Termer Journal Wan.
...Crabill's Jewelry Store...
Charles Burns, ;i farmer living tvo
mil-s east of Walton, was fatally in
jured in a (U.Iit s-t. Eagle about In
o'clock last night, 1 i 1 1'T a t hort time
afterward, ('nrntu-r II. A. ( 'lenient s of
Elrnwood was ca'.I'.l and went at once
Tin? story telephoned from Eagle
soon af'cr the light was tl.at some one
had struck Burns iti tin- face, k ikm-K i njjf
On liar! Kt.oli Homestead. H.iiry,
Klamath V. Ore.. Sept. 10. '.
Mr. C .i.ra'l .-Vhiater, 1 'latv-moi!? h.
M v d.-ar old frier. d :
r.lanv. many thanks for voui
rememberance of t he f.th. You sp
of being old at 7. why, I am past
SIXTH AND MAIN STREETS
K We have some bargains to offer you. Come to our store often
showing goods, whether you buy or not. We had added greatly to
you many desirable thing. :: :: ::
, as we take pleasure in
our stock and can show
and am feeling almost as young as
ever ex. ept that 1 have a crippled
.- 11 1 .. 1 : ...
mm on u.e wa,K aim jumpm .... ''". shoIl!(it.r aIi ran't ti mut-h work; hut
kicking him 1:1 the neck so vtc.odsly py hair an(, whjskers are i,iem.hint,
that he d.ed soon after. Another story j jU ;in(, peop,e wi ersist in speaki,ltr
was that he was knocked from the walk , f me ;is ..)1(, man Sherman whif.h
ami fell under the feet of frightened j . imUcHtOT that my time on this
norses wmc, .rampieu mm j earth is not for ,nany years at most,
fatal wounds. I'eople who told of the
occui retire over the phone from Eagle
last night did not appear to know who
had struck Burns. It was said that he
had some trouhle previous to that with
a man named Ossenkop, but this trouble j
was not connected with the fatal flight. J
and the record of accomplishments is
nearin its index pages. There is no
telling when my pood health may fail,
however, I have an idea that if you
were here to enjoy our light, bracing
air and partake of the benefit of this
healthful climate you, too, would feel
Burns, it was claimed, had been drink- j younffer an(1 have better health. We
An inquest will be held today or to
morrow and the cause of death will then
be determined. No arrests had been
made last night.
have no fevers here, no malaria, and
the cool nights of summer make one
feel that life is worth living. I have
yet to hear of a case of consumption
which originated in this country. Of
' all the summer resorts in the United
Since the above was in type a tele- j statesr E. E. Harriman, the great
phone message from Eagle gives better ; railroa(l magnate, has chosen this
particulars. It is learned that the I country as a place for rest and recup
trouble which ended so fatally was a eration jIe has bought several
quarrel between Fred Ossenkop and the j thousaiul acres on the west side of
unlortunate l.urns. 1 nis tooK place at i-imtu mAo a hnmo thvrr
night about S.4r after the men had pre
sumably been drinking some, although
there is a diversity of opinion as to
whether they could properly be called
which he calls Pelican Bay Lodge, and
has been there with his family for six
weeks fishing, hunting and resting. It
renewed his health and spirits wonder-
drunk. The trouble took pla-e in front . fu,ly Klamath lake may well be
of a store room two doors wnith of the J called the Switzerland of America.
saloon. The men came to blows and it
is stated Ossenkop struck Burns a ter
rific blow knocking him down. He then
jumped on him with his feet badly
bruising him and in some manner break
ing his neck. It is not known whether
it was broken in the fierce kicking ad
ministered by Ossenkop. The specta-
Surrounded by lofty mountains on
every side is a body of pure, clear
water from mountain streams flowing
into it from all sides, 30 miles long by
15 wide. Overlooking this valley from
the north, on the top of the Cascade
range, lies Crater lake, one of the
greatest and most picturesque wonders
tors took him ott tne prostrate man wnom ; of the whole worid. Encircled within
they discovered to be dead. No weap- I precjpitous cliffs 1,500 feet in height,
ons were used in the fight. Ossenkop j the lake is 2000 feet deep. A sight
was placed under arrest as soon as the of its intensely blue waters fills one
man was found to be dead and later with a wonder and admiration from
was released for some unexplained which the mind never recovers. It is
reason. He left at once presumably the sublimest spectacle I ever wit
f or his home. The coroner at Elmwood nesSed. The lake is oval shaped, 4 by
was notified and went down to Eagle at j 7 m5es in its dimensions and has a
once but held no irquest pending the cone-shaped volcanic mountain, some
arrival of Sheriff Quinton who was also , hundreds of feat in height, with a
notified. The Sheriff left this city for j crater in its toD. near the lake's west-
Eagle on the morning Missouri Pacific
em border. The Rogue river on the
train and should reach Eagle at 11:47 j west and wood river and Anna creek
this morning when the inquest will
Both Burns and Ossenkop are promi
dent farmers in the vicinity of Eagle,
and the underlying cause of the quar
rel is unknown. It is not believed that
Ossenkop has left the country.
on the east and south head on the
mountain slopes not many miles from
the lake, and no doubt their waters
seep from this lake the coolest and
clearest mountain streems I ever saw.
It is no wonder that Harriman was
drawn to this vicinity for his summer
J. E. Clugey who resides north of this j rest
city was in Eagle the evening of the gince j ,agt wrQte much prQ
murder and in conversation with the . has been made in the irrigation
Journal reporter this afternoon stated i . . , Q
K i work of the government forces in the
that he was at the scene of the crime ; K,amath basin yinr south and east of
within a few moments after it occurred, i Klamath Fa " and work has just be
The bystanders had just laid the body i , . , F n
of Burns on the walk. There was
nothing particularly wrong with his ap
pearance except that the head lay
slightly to one side and the lips were
horribly swollen where he had been hit.
He did not know that Burns' neck
was broken until he was told by there
porter. He had just been talking with
a gentleman Jiving near Eagle over the
phone before meeting the reporter and
had received information that Ossenkop
had taken to the brush and was pre
pared to resist any attempt at capture.
The message further said that there
was a large possein pursuit of the mur
derer and that he would be taken or
Killed in the attempt.
Mr. Clugey stated further that Ossen
kop had been carrying on all day in an
ugly manner. He had had trouble with
the police and when the marshal start
ed to interfere with him. he slapped
him violently in the face and followed
it up by grabbing him by the shoulder
and shaking him like a dog would a rat.
He says that he must have hit Burns a
terrific blow in the mouth as his lips
ject, which embraces the Yoma valley
in which I have my home, so that for
the first we are fully assured that our
lane's will come under the ditch when
the project is completed. It has been
1 a long wait, caused by a few large land
owners who would not sign up their
holdings. The engineers will oversee
the work themselves that is it will be
done on what is called the "force ac
count." They tell us that it will cost
20 to 25 cents an acre, which will be
payable in annual installments, in ten
years. About 140 acres of my claim
wiil come under the ditch, the rest is a
trifle above its level,
We had a light crop here this year,
owing to excessive drouth and cold,
backward spring. To me it seemed a
wonder that the crop was not a total
failure, but as it turned out everybody
will have enough to do them for the
year, and some have more. From
June 12 to August 18 not a drop of rain
fell in the valley, while the summer
days are as hot as they are in Nebras-
were puffed way out and swollen and 1 ka- and stiU the grain grew and ma-
black. He says Ossenkop's language
was something frightful to hear and he
evidently was determinded to have
trouble. Burns left a wife and two
The coroner's verdict in the Burns
had corr.e to his death as the result of a
blow delivered by Fred Ossenkop, com
bined with the fall from the sidewalk
which is two and a half feet high at the
point where the trouble occurred, The
fheriiT immediately left to arrest Os
sen'.op and ha? r.ot returned.
Fcr Sale cr Trads.
Four nionttis old rrvjle for sale, or
will trade for a light weight driving
hore. Appiy to the Market Place.
S.viTH & Smith. Plattsmouth, Neb.
Several 5 room cottages, and one S
room cottage, close in, at bargain prices.
We have properties to suit all tastes
only let us know what want.
Windham Investment Co.
tured as usual, with the exception of
that which was put in late, which was
short in stalk and light on the ground.
And when a slight shower did come it
was too late to do any good. Under
like conditions in Nebraska or Iowa
not a spear would have been harvested.
With such a soil as we have here what
will we not be able to do when we get
an abundance of water from the gov
ernment ditch. Last winter the
j weather was almost like summer; we
j having had only two days cold enough
i to freeze at noontime, and not a north
j western wind from January till April.
! And only two small snowstorms in De
cember. Do you wonder that I like
You spoke of reading my letter in
the World Herald. I wrote no letter
for publication, and am amased that
they published what I did write. Still,
it's all right: I have nothing to take
back. The Bryan wave is rolling on,
and bids fair to put Oregon in its list of
states. To one who knows Mr. Bryan
1X47 knives and forks, set $ 4 00
1G dwt knives and forks, ex
tra line, set 4 50
Pearl handle knives and forks,
set 12 50 and up
Many patterns in teaspoons,
set, plated, at $1.25 to 2 00
Teaspoons, solid silver, $4.00
to 6 00
Silver ('ream, silver polish. ... 25
Silver White, silver polish.... 10 I
Be sure and see our new line of
solid brass wares, consisting of can
delabras, candle sticks, ink stands,
smoking sets, book racks, fern
dishes, paper knives, etc.
We Test Eyes and
Fit Classes Right!
Diamond Rings from
S5.00 to $165.00 and Up!
Get our prices. We meet all com
petition. Only fine quality stones
If you are not our customer inves
tigate our prices, it will cost you
nothing. We believe it will be to our
mm- i.ui j'siMiu-Jrp,i-tfi.T:y
lie sure and see and see what jood value we
can ;ive you when huyin a watch here. How
ard watches 00 to $150 none better made,
the watch for particular people. Hamilton
watches, the favorite railroad watch, which we
recommend for anyone desiring a first-class
time piece at moderate prices, made in 16 and
18 size only, for gentlemen. A lare stock of
the famous Kljjfm and Walthem watches at
prices sure to please. We have these in IS, 16,
12, 6 and 0 sizes, and can sell you one of these
in the 0 size, with fine 20-year iold filled Hunt
ing' case, making a beautiful ladies' watch for
$12.50. If you are looking for a man's watch
to stand hard knocks look at the Klgin or Wal
tham, 18 size watch we offer you at $4 85. Re
member these vvatches are warranted to work'
right and you run no risk". Many others to
show you in higher grades, at a price to suit.
I The Ingersoll watch at $1.00 and $2.00.
Crabill's Jewelry Store
t WATCH INSPECTOR FOR C, B. & Q. R. R. t
Kine sunburst or star cut glass
tumblers, set $ 1 ."'
.lugs to match, $I..riland .... 2 n
Rich cut glass pieces, .$1.00 to lo 00
Look at these when you need some
thing for wedding presents.
.Just arrived, 20 dozen etched and
plain thin glass tumblers at 75c per
that will arouse you. Kveryone
guaranteed with a guarantee that
75c, SI, SI.25, SI.25, 52
SOUVENIR :: SPOONS!
75c, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50
A very choice line of Brace
lets, .$1.00 to f'10.00
I'lain band rings .$1.00 to H.00
Raby rings, quality quaranteed,
.10c and 1 00
Culf Links, 71c to ', no
Cuff I'ins galore, .10, 7.1c 1 00
We are in the jewelry business ex
clusively, therefore it will pay you
to trade here, where you will find
quality, variety and . prices always
as well as I do it is no wonder and
other people are getting to know him
also, as the best and greatest man of
the age in which we live. For purity
of private life and nobility of charac
ter he has no peer among the men
whom I have known, either in public
or private life. Such a manly,unasum
ing, brave, kindly, warm-hearted, can
did and sincere patriotic man, the
world can not only admire, but love and
reverence. While you and I admired
him in his youth for his brilliancy, his
wit, the depth of his reasoning facul
ties and his power in debate the world
has come to recognize his broad states
manship, his genius for applying prin
cipals to government, his abiding faith
in mans, ability for self-government
and his genuine love of mankind they
are coming to know who and what the
real Bryan is. It is not strange that
men are drawn to him as steel is to a
magnet. For those who know him
best respect, admire and love him the
most sincerely. He needed no boosting
by a president, with his 200,000 office
holders behind him to secure his nomi
nation to the presidency, because the
democratic masses, the rank and file,
demanded his leadership in the coming
conflict with the hosts of Plutocracy,
and they called him as Moses was called
to lead the people of his time out of
their bondage and into liberty. And
unless all signs fail, there will be a
landslide in his favor at the coming
election. But the battle before us is
no childs play. The forces opposed to
us are entrenched in special privilege,
and are backed by all the corrupting
power of the organized wealth of Wall
street, and are not going to lie down
without a terrific strugele.
In this Titanic conflict duty demands
that every man shall do his utmost.
The enemy is wily, resourceful and un
scrupulous. Inasmuch as it was the
rank and file who forced Mr. Bryan's
nomination, these are the men who
should stop at no sacrifice of time or ef
fort to see that their cause is won.
Their's is the cause of justice, and
thrice armed is he whose cause is just.
Upon the masses, who ask no favors of
government, the burden must fall. It
is their fight and they can win it if
they but do their duty as well as Mr.
Bryan can be depended upon to do his
duty in the presidential chair if he is
elected. We can never have our gov
ernment too good, on the contrary his
tory teaches, unerringly, that there is
ever a strong tendency toward demor
alization and decay- Nothing is truer
than that trite old saying "Eternal
Vigilance is the price of liberty." Men
are too apt to vote with their party
right r wrong. Partisanship takes the
place of patriotism, and abuses errow
and dull upon their senses, like the vice
of drink imperceptibly. But the time
has come for a halt in this downward
process. "The battle is lost," cried
the panic stricken soldiers as they fled
from the foe as Sheridan rode upon the
scene at Cedar Creek. "No, boys,
turn back, we are going the other
way!" was the answer of the indomit
able commander. "We'll win the bat
tle yet!" And he led his scattered for
ces into the fray, and won a glorious
victory. The patriotic men of the hour
must do the same today, and again the
people shall rule.
You and I can do little, perhaps, but
the fact must not be forgotten that the
men in the ranks are needed to win
battles. With kindest regards to all of
my friends in old Cass, I remain de
votedly, Your Humble and Unworthy
Charles W. Sherman.
Returns to School.
Will Robertson departed this morn
ing for the State University at Lin
coln where he will again take up
studies in his chosen profession of the
law. During the vacation Will has had
much valuable experience filling the
office of county attorney during the
absence of County Attorney Rawls.
He did quite well in that capacity con
sidering his youth and inexperience
clearly demonstrating that it does not
always take years to make the success
ful lawyer. The young man gives
promise of making a high place for
himself in the future.
Pelicans Go South.
A pretty and unusual sight for this
time of year was witnessed this morn
ing when a large flock of Pelicans
circled and wheeled over the city for
sometime. They presented a fine
spectacle as their white feathers glis
tened and glinted in the sunlight.
Considerable speculation is indulged in
as to how they come to be in this
climate with the hot weather that has
been prevailing the past two weeks
and by many it is believed their visit
forecasts a cooler wave coming. They
usually do not appear until late in the
fall. They departed eventually for
Bargains in Real Estate.
A farm of 640 acres situated 3 miles
from a good town, over 300 acres un
der cultivation, $2500.00 house, .$1200.00
barn, corn cribs, wheat bins, and other
outhouses, three windmills and tanks,
water piped to outhouses and garden,
six varieties of ornamental trees' orch
ard and small fruit, mostly valley land,
hay and pasture. We only have until
October 1st. ,o dispose of this great
' bargain. JA postal card inquiry will
bring you the particulars quick. Also a
: farm of 188 acres, valley land, five
1 room house and othes improvements,
part under cultivation, part hay, and
pasture lands, wells and running water,
and lb mile from a good town of 1100
' inhabitants. Price $31.00 per acre.
' Will be on the market for only a short
time, so if interested inquire quickly.
Windham Investment Co.
Many Friends Pay Last Tri
bute to the Late Mrs.
This afternoon the last rites over the
remains of Mrs. Gertrude Sophia Pet-
erson, were had from the residence of j
her son J. C. Peterson on lower main I
street. There was a large number of j
friends and relatives present at this
most sad parting, and many were the
tears shed as the long cortege moved
to the cemetery at Oak Hill.
The sermon which was delivered by
Canon H. B. Burgess of the St. Luke's
Episcopal church, was a model tribute
to this most worthy woman. It was a
splended eulogy upon her spotless char- 1
acter, and unblemished life, and the
aged minister dwelt in eloquent terms
upon the noble and inspiring example
such sweet souls personify. Canon
Burgess found much in the life of this !
good woman to dilate upon and much j
to praise. It was a simple life, full of I
christian belief and faith, such a one ,
as all should live to live aright.
The music for the services was fur
nished by a quartette composed of Prof.
H. S. Austin and wife, Mrs. Anna
Britt and Guy D. McMaken. They
sang those old and ever favorite hymns
"Lead Kindly Light," Asleep in Jesus"
and "Nearer My God, to Thee." Their
voices and superb culture caused these
songs to sound beautifully and appro
priately for so mournful an occasion.
The pall bearers were sons of the de
ceased, Peter C. Peterson, John C.
Peterson and Lauritz H. Peterson, and
other relatives, Hans Nilson, Christian
Nilson and Robert Hansen.
Among the many who attended the
services from abroad were C. H. Peter
son of Tilden, Neb. Hans Nilson of
Benson, Neb. Chris Nilson and wife
from Omaha, Neb. Ed. Hansen and
wife of South Omaha, Neb. Robert
Hansen of Nebraska City, Neb. Mrs.
Sam J. BalHnce of Lincoln. Neb., and
J. C. Peterson, jr., of Havelock, Neb.
The procession to Oak Hill was a very
long one with many carriages for those
who mourned the loss of so kind and
loving a mother and so true and faith
ful a friend.
See the display of school supplies in
the windows at the Variety Store. Ev
ery article priced at a savirg to you.
See, and we'll prove it. 2.v
Mrs. Howland will be in her studio
daily hereafter. Hours o to 12 a. rr..
and 2 to 1 p. in.
is skillfully and strongly c onstructed,
finished, polished and upholstered in
a manner absolutely perfect. Better
furniture has not or cannot be made.
Nevertheless we are offering these
suits at prices so moderate that no
one can afford to miss this great op
portunity of saving money.
No Premiums, But a Discount for Cash!
LOST A Roman gold cross and neck
chain. Finder will please leave at the
if all ri'ht if kept in a secure
place, but the majority of the
"unwise thrifty " prefer to hik
their money, at home, or in
some out-of-the-way place, in
stead of intrusting it to the
snfe keeping of a reliable ban!:.
We Lumber arr,ng our depos
itors some of the shewdest and
most prominent commercial
men in town - a fact that fully
attests our reliability.
Wanted A girl at the
LOST Somewhere between the res-
I idence of H. S. Barthold and the Meth
! odist church, a gold collar or shirtwaist
pin with the initials "A. B. " engraved
Perkins j on it. Finder please leave same at this
BANK OF CASS COUNTY,
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