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Hearing Likely TonightOssen
kop Trial to Be Resumed
The preliminary examination of
.John Clarence charged with the mur
der of John P. Thacker la expected to
take place this evening. An arrange
ment was entered into this morning
between County Attorney Ramsey,
representing the state and Attorney
Byron Clark for the defendant by
Svhich the defendant will be arraign
ed before Justice Archer some time
during the evening and permitted to
plead. A motion will be made by
his counsel supported by affidavits,
that he be allowed to go at large
pending trial under bonds which he
will offer to furnish. As the matter
of admitting a prisoner charged with
murder in the first degree to ball Is
largely a discretionary one with the
court, this may be done and the de
fendant permitted to have his lib
erty until the next term of court
which will be on May 17th. Should
the court sustain the motion to admit
to ball, it is improbable that the de
fendant will ask for a preliminary
examination but will waive such a
hearing. This would be quite a sav
ing In the expense to the state if It
should be done.
Should the court hold that It Is
not competent to furnish bail when
the charge of first degree murder Is
made, then the defendant will In all
probability ask for a hearing. Should
this be done, the arraignment tonight
would be merely for the purpose of
pleading and a date would be ar
ranged for the hearing.
It is the desire of County Attorney
Ramsew that any preliminary exam
ination to be had, be had this week
as next week the trial of Fred Ossen
kop again takes the stand and will
likely last far enough Into the week
to keep the lawyers going practically
the entire week. On the other hand,
a contested preliminary examination
would take some little time even
though the state sought merely to
prove the fact of the killing and the
probable reason to believe the defend
ant committed the deed. Owing to
the near approach of the end of the
week It is doubtful If witnesses could
could be obtained in time for a hear
ing Saturday as the sheriff would
have to subpoena them and, In the
present .condition of the roads this
would be a slow and tedious task.
Attorney Clark expects to have
bondsmen here on the evening M. P.
train from Union and, should his
contention for bail be sustained, they
will Immediately justify and Clarence
could return to hla home. It Is not
known Just who the sureties will be
nor as to what amount of bond the
defendant will offer or can produce
although It is expected it will be
likely $10,000 or $15,000.
The trial of the Ossenkop case, It
Is thought, will . be resumed next
Tuesday morning, March 2. It is
the general belief of those connected
with the case that the witnesses on
whose account the trial was post
poned will be In such shape that they
can attend on that date. These wit
nesses It will be recalled are Will
and Ed. Ossenkop and their wives
The parties afflicted with the small
pox are children in these families
and the general understanding is that
this disease has now been stamped
out so far that the witnesses can
attend and the trial continue.
The jurymen In the case are all
expected to report by 9 o'clock Tues
day morning and the witnesses for
the defendant will also be on hand
at that time and the taking of test!
mony for that side will Immediately
commence. It Is believed that the
defense will conclude their side of
the case not later than Wednesday
night and possibly by noon of that
day and that the prosecution will
present the rebuttal In not more than
a day. It Is expected that argument
of counsel should take place not later
than Thursday evening and the case
go to the Jury by Friday morning at
the outside. A large attendance of
witnesses is expected from Eagle, Wal
ton and other points In that vicinity
I ment Store man has just returned
from the big markets of the east,
where he purchased his full line of
greatest millinery line ever brought OCI 1 Hppoinieu 10 OUCCCea
to this city. In fact his purchases . . Jnnl, T7optM
tuts ovaavii air iuuiu sriri tu
every aepanniem. ne nas aiso se- Cnk,f of Police Fitzgerald last
cured the services of three millinsers Uleht u-irhmit th fnrmaiitv nf r..
... . - " '
wuo are up-io-uaie in every panic- ggning, gave up nis p)ace ou the
ular, two of whom will go to the force turniK over t0 officer Hen
Omaha store, and one to the Platts- Kainey his star and club and step
mouth store, thus giving Mr. Fanger phlg down anJ out It ,s under,,iood
much the best of it when it comes to tDat he informt.d Officer Ralney that
showing the people or I'lattsmoutn he had bad euough of tno job and
me very newest siyies in me line ot auted to cet awav. and that he was
millinery. The goods will be here
early and you are invited to call and
Officer Kaiucy conveyed the in-
see thein, and place your order for I .... 0 ..,
A formation to Acting Mayor Sattler,
that new Easter hat early.
Omaha Parties May Build line to
Cass County '
who- accepted the act of quitting as
tantamount to resigning and who Im
mediately tilled the vacancy by the
appointment of Officer Raineyr so It
is now Chief of Police Ralney.
No successor has been named to
Ralney as night police, nor does the
mayor believe any necessary for the
present at least. He thinks that
someone can be put on when the ex
igency requires, but he will depend
upon Chief Rainey to do practically
all the work. The promotion of Mr
The interurbau era may have start
ed in Omaha. The Nebraska Trac
tlon and Power company which has Ralney was made as a deserved rec-
built a line from South Omaha to ognition of his work in the past and
Ralston along West Q street, now Mn view of the fact that the munlcl
proposes to extend it to Papilllon, pal election is only a little over a
perhaps further to the south and month away, the mayor did not be
west, down across the Platte river neve It best to name anyone else.
Into Cass county, where only a branch owing to the uncertainty of retaln-
of the Missouri Pacific permits people ing the position
lU iUU. l0 UU.U. uenever ue nuo For 80me Ume t there fa b
B,. un.it luniusu. n. considerable dissatisfaction manifest-
ject promises many things ror real. d betwef,n the mayop and CQunM
estate denlera find tlipv nro Innklnirl . . . . .. ...
------ ana unier Fitzgerald, and this came
ac larms in aarpy couniy wnicn can , , lnf)t
be cut into small tracts. Along the Tuesday nlght when the nMoa of
line such iarms win De in aemana
and there is no better section of the
Councilman Falter to have the chief
of police arrest the drunks visible on
territory around Omaha through Sunday came up After the meetln
wincu 10 uuiia an mieruruan line, in
the opinion of the dealers, than Papil
llon, southwest to Springfield, Mead
ow, Louisville, then south and east
to he rich country north of Weeping
Water, or southwest from Louis-
vllle connecting Murdock and Elm- dUon tQ th,8 ,t g understood that h(J
wooa. from some points on me
Mayor Sattler and Chief Fitzgerald
held an animated debate over city
matters and it was then understood
that the latter was going to resign
as he told several other city officers
that such was his intention, fn ad
Lincoln line of the Missouri Pacific,
only thirty-five or forty miles from
Omaha, it is impossible for people to
get Into this city and return the same
has made arrangements to move from
the city and enter upon a ranch out
The new chief, Den Ralney, has
day. Real estate dealers say what wtc" u" luc lu"-c Be,,;,u, va' UUI
the retail interests of Omaha and the ,ng wh,ch time he has Perfoe
cltv in ceneral needs. r nerlortPH eral nble deeds of bravery, anc
garden needs a hose, is interurban should hls experience be sufficient, he
railway lines. Omaha Bee.
Lincoln Parties Appeal to Law to
Edwin Jeary and Frank E. Lahr,
both prominent business men, have
appeal to the district court to settle
a neighbor's quarrel between them
over a city lot that lies between their
homes and of which both desire a
part. Jeary claims that they had
agreed to purchase the lot together,
each paying half the purchase price
and then each taking half the lot. He
fays that he found that the lot was
for sale and told Lahr about it and
the latter then "got in ahead of him"
on the purchase of the property and
refuses to divide, although Jeary Is
willing to pay half the purchase
price of $4,100.
Jeary is a banker and Lahr is a
hardware merchant. One lives at
1617 and the other at 1630 L street.
Both have fine homes there. In his
petition filed In district court, Jeary
says that for some time both have
felt crowded for lawn space, and as
the lot lying between their respective
homes la not highly improved, they
had several times dscussed tho prac
tlcablllty of buying the intervening
lot owned by a Denver woman and
when they first considered the ques
tion they found it was not for sale
early In the year of 1909, Jeary said
they made an oral agreement to each
endeavor to buy the lot and then
divide the expense and the ground.
In last October, Jeary says he was
informed by a local real estate dealer
that the lot was for sale. Ho told
Lahr about it, but delayed a few
weeks to take any action himself,
When he made further Inqurles he
found that Lahr had already bought
the lot. He demanded that pur
chaRer divide, In accord with their
agreement, but was refused. Now
he comes into court and offers to pay
$2,050 for the half Interent of the
lot and aska the court to decree that
Lahr convey half the property to him.
Suffering and Dollar Nvrd.
E. 8. Loper, of Murllla. N. Y. says:
I am a carpenter and have had
many severe cuts healed by Hue kiln's
Arnica Salve. It ha saved me suf
fering and dollars. It Is by far the
best healing salve I have ever found
Heals burns, sores, ulcers, fever
sores, eczema and piles. 2Sc at F,
O. Frlrke A Co.'s drug store.
To Lone Ustimuble Family.
The sale of the handsome Gerlng
property on North Sixth street to J.
E. McDanlel is announced, the con
sideration said to be $4,000. Con
sidering the location and the high
class property this is, Mr. McDanlel
has secured a magnificent bargain.
The Gerings, it Is understood, con
template their removal from the city,
going to Omaha, where former Mayor
Henry R. Gerlng has so large busi
ness Interests. Their departure from
the city is hailed with regret by the
citizens generally, who recognize In
them the highest type of citizenship.
They are all excellent people and
their determination to leave the city
Is to be deplored. In the business
world of the city Mr. Gerlng's with
drawal has already had its ill effect,
and this will be augmented still fur
ther as time goes on. In the social
sense the retirement of the Misses
Gerlng cannot but leave a vacancy to
be regretted, as they are among the
city's most lavish entertainers, and
have been the main support of many
of the most elaborate social affairs
ever given here.
The announcement of the marriage
of Miss Bessie Nutting, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nutting, 925
North Twenty-fifth street, to Dr. C.
David Palmer, which took place on
January 21 at Plattsmouth, Neb.,
comes as a surprise to many of their
friends. Since the wedding they
have each been living at their own
homes, but recently they told the
bride's parents and a few friends.
A careful search of the marriage
license record falls to reveal any Buch
parties as the above having gotten a
llcenso In this city during either Jan
uary or February. If this couple
have been married they were evident
ly married at some point other than
Plattsmouth. Judge Beeson has no
recollection of Biich names being on a
license Issued In this county. Doubt
less they became confuHed In the
name of the town where they tied up
MarrliiKe l.ici-nso mmhmI.
A marriage license was issued yes
terday to August Welhelm Brauck-
mlller, aged 22, of Greenwood and
MIrs Ida Louise Bauers, aged 21
of Elm wood. Both young people are
well known In the west end of the
county and have many flrends who
extend their best wishes upon their
venture on the matrimonial sess.
Judge Travis departed this morn
ing for Lincoln where he had 1m
portant business to look after.
Hurrah for the 6th
THAT'S THE DAY FOR THE
! Somebody there wants to get acquaint- ;
cd with you. You're coming? All right,
V we'll expect you.
WATCH TIIK NEWSPAPERS
THEY'LL TEU, IT ALL.
should make a good officer. He is
personally popular and well liked and
most people believe he will fill th
Wedded Bliss. f job successfully. He entered upon
At exact noon yesterday Rev. F. J. h,s duties this morning.
Langhorst, at his residence, united
in the bonds of holy wedlock PhlliD
A. Melslnger and Miss Martha Step- Connw w,n
pat. mention of whose obtaining the Tne hearing of the Joseph A. Con
license was made In this paper yes- nor w111 contest, which some weeks
terday. The marriage was a simple a8 was adjourned until March 1 to
affair, those attending being only lm- Permit the taking of the testimony
mediate relatives of the parties. Fol- of Bishop Richard Scannell, may be
lowing the ceremony the happy completed at that time. The bishop
young couple departed at once for sailed from Queenstown on last
the country, where they will make Thursday, and If he adheres to his
heir future home. Plan of coming direct to Omaha upon
Both parties are quite well known reaching New York he will be here
In this city and In the surrounding before that date,
country. The bride is the accom- Bishop Scannell's testimony will
plished and handsome daughter of be the pivotal point in the litigation
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Steppat and is over the Connor estate, which
a young lady with a great many inti-l amounts to nearly $500,000. Hela-
tnate friends and acquaintances, all tlves who are opposing the probat
of whom know her to respect and ad- lng of a copy of a will giving a large
mire her many very excellent quail- portion of the estate to parochial
ties. She is the young lady who was schools, contend that after drawing
successful recently in a piano con- the will Mr. Connor had a quarrel
test given by a business house in this with the bishop which caused him
city, for the most popular young to tear up the will of which the copy
woman, which should In a great is offered for probate
measure attest her popularity. All On the other hand the proponents
her host of friends unite in wishing of the will contend that the alleged
her a long and happy wedded life. quarrel between Mr. Connor and the
The groom Is a well known and bishop occurred years before the
popular young farmer from the vl- will was drawn, indicating that If
clnlty of Cedar Creek, the son of that there had been any unfriendliness
sterling citizen, Conrad Melslnger, between the two It was obliterated
and is a young man of much worth long before the will was drawn. All
and of future promise. Like the the evidence has been Introduced ex
young woman whom he chose for his cept tho testimony of Bishop Scan-
bride, he has a great number of nell, and upon what he says will
flrends who recognize the high char- largely hinge the Issues of the case.
acter and the good standing he has World-Herald
In the community and who also unite
with the bride's friends In wishing
him and his newly wedded wife a
lifetime of happiness and prosperity.
Fruit Tree True to Name.
I am the agent of the E. L. Watrous
Nursery, of Des Moines, la., the most
FEEBLE OLD LADY
Has Strength Restored By
Mrs. Michael Bloom of Lewlatown,
reliable institution of its kind in tho Pa., who is 80 years of age, says: "For
west. Every tree tested In the nur- a long time 1 have been so feeble that
sery before being sent out. I have M nave had to be wheeled around la
dealt In nursery stock for years and Invalid's chair. I had no slrengtn
ran nv thiu Oo, i, u rnrr.,t i and took cold at the slightest provoca.
rcpoct .,l price, rl.ht. II I, d " ' u.
or 1U drop mo a po.ll crd I , ca , pp.
Burlington Train Stuck in Snow Near
Nay Point, Nebraska
A call for the rotary snow plaw
came from the O'Neill line of the
Burlington yesterday afternoon and
the big machine will make a third
trip to that branch some time today.
It Is now in the Havelock hospital
being patched up after recent en
counters with the drifts. A train
that left O'Neill during the storm
yesterday was stuck in the drifts
about one mile from Hay Point, a
siding not far from Pago, In Holt
county. A relief train sent out
could get no closer than two miles
of the drift bound train. The train
carried ten male and two lady pas
sengers. Tho late evening report
from the crew was that the passen
gers had been well provided for and
that they had plenty of food and
fuel. The distance back to O'Neill
or a settlement was not great but the
danger of trying to relieve passen
gers In that way was thought to bo
too great because of tho fury of the
Another Burlington train was
stuck in the drifts yebterday after
noon near Burwell. It was not long
confined In the snow, however, get
ting through in the late afternoon.
Trains from the west were very
late In some Instances yesterday and
delayed to some extent In almost
every case. The Rock Island tied
up Its trains In Colorado Monday
night on account of the blizzard. The
Burlington reported ten or twelve
Inches of snow on the McCook and
Alliance divisions. Train delays of
some consequence were experienced
in the northwest during Monday
night, but freight was moving
through yesterday afternoon.
A great amount of snow was re
ported from all parts of the west, but
It was very damp when It fell and
the wind did not cause great drifts.
A heavy wind blew Monday night
and yesterday forenoon, but periods
of clear weather were reported dur
ing the afternoon from many places.
This Is the fourth blizzard In less
than four weeks that the railroads
have had to contend with, and while
more snow fell during this storm
than during any of the previous ones,
less trouble resulted, because of the
weight of tho snow being greater and
the velocity of the wind following be
ing less. The temperature reported
yesterday afternoon from O'Neill was
18 above zero.
Two Burlington trains stalled on
the Burlington division west of Hax
tun had been released by plows. In
northwest Nebraska, the storm pre
vailed from Broken Bow west to
Edgmont, 8. I).. State Journal.
and I will call.
aratloa called Vlnol, and procured a
First class ornamentals of every ,1. for m u bui up mJ strength
description. ranldlr. and after taking three bottles
C. C. Dcspaln. I am able to do most of my work, and
I caa walk a quarter of a mile easily.
Brr aarirl or wtak nsrsnn who re
Keeping open Houm quires strength should try Vlnol. lam
Everybody Is welcome when wo delighted with what it has done for
feel good and we feel that wav onlv Hie,
when our digestive organs nro work- Al dy builder and strength crea
Inir nrnm.rlv Dr win1. vw i.f tor for old people, delicate children,
Pills regulate the action of stomach. WT, ,1 if it
,.. . . . . ... sickness, Vlnol Is unexcelled. If It
liver and bowels so perfectly one ... ' . m ..(l.fMinn . m r-
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.... i ...:. .i-v.... Ru..u wiiL-n nw t money.
m.-nu iiiun. iuc hi r. u. r ru se
Co.'s drug store.
OERINQ & CO., Druggists,
Popular People to Weil.
A llcenso was Issued today to
Philip A. Melslnger, aged 26 and
Miss Martha Steppat, aged 17, both
well known young people of this
county. Mr. Melslnger Is a son of
Conrad Melslnger and Is one of the
best known and most popular young
men in this section of the county. He
has a great host of friends who ex
tend to hlin their good wIhIhs and
hopes for a long, happy and pros
perous married life. He Is consld
ered one of the most worthy young
men In the community. Tho bride Is
a daughter of Martin Steppat and Is
a young lady of niihh worth end
one whom all know ss a refined and
cultured young woman. She has
great many friends who hasten to
extend their most sincere congratu
latlons and best wishes for her wed
ded life. An account of the wedding
of this most estimable couple will
appear In the Journal later.
(From the Courier.)
George Hell was at Omaha Wed
nesday. G. W. Mayfield visited In Omaha
Miss Tillle Dugan visited at Cedar
Bill Wendt and John Schoeman.
were at Plattsmouth Monday.
Rev. Rutledge and S. W. Ball were
Omaha visitors Thursday.
Mrs. Hattle Garrison of Ashland
visited friends hero Tuesday.
Mrs. Arthur Masters visited at
Springfield Tuesday with Mrs. Hotz.
C. H. Williams and C. F. Calhoun
were at Omaha Thursday on busi
ness. Matt Schoeman Is up from Okla
noma visiting with friends and rela
tives. Charles Youngblad was home the
fore part of the week visiting witb.
Georgo Mattlson of South Bend
was transacting business In Louis
L. Boedeker was at Cedar Creek
Thursday attending the funeral ot
George E. Saylcs.
B. G. Metzger and P. O. Esmav
attended the Doming sale at South
Mr. and Mrs. William Urwln and
son and Mrs. Del Kllgore were at
Miss Mildred Brlngman arrived
Wednesday from Atchison to visit
with her aunt, Mrs. L. J. Mayfield.
Mrs. Ed Ingrlm and little son and
Mrs. Henry Inhelder were passengers
to Plattsmouth Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Henry Taylor went to Spring
field Wednesday to the bedside of her
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Oscar Taylor.
Oscar Taylor and little daughter
were here from Kearney Monday vis
iting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Howard Evans was down
from South Bend the fore part of the
week visiting with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Burns.
M. L. Williams. J. W. Waldron,
W. F. Dlers, C. A. Rlchey and George.
Frater were Omaha passengers Wed
Miss Louise Jung left Wednesday
for North Platte to visit with her
brother, George Jung. She was ac
companlcd as far as Omaha by John
Miss Mildred Valentine, who has
been here from Norwalk, Ohio, visit
ing with relatives, left Wednesday
morning for Omaha to visit with her
aunt, Mrs. F. A. 8ecord.
The Misses Krager, who have,
been visiting relatives In Oklahoma
for several weeks, returned home
Sunday evening over the Rock Island,
but owing to the storm remained in
town over night, at tho home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Seybert.
Fred Twlss and daughter Bertha
are here from Illinois visiting with
relatives. Fred left Louisville twenty-one
years ago and located In Wy
oming, and this Is his first visit to his
old home town In all these years.
After a short visit hero with his
brothers and other relatives they will
continue on to the west, where they
Mrs. E. I). Charles, of Harbor,
Maine, speaking of Electric Bitters,
says: "It Is a neighborhood favor
ite here with us." It deserves to be
a favorite everywhere. It gives
quirk relief In dyspepsia, liver com
plaint, kidney derangement, mal
nutrition, nervousness and weakness
and general debility. Its action on
the blood as a thorough purifier
makes it especially useful as a spring
medlclnn. This grand altedatlve ton
ic Is sold under guarantee at F. Oh
Frlcke A. Co's drug store. EOc.
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