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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1909
v THE EJOT F LAW
Judge Travis Today Sontcncod
Fred Ossonkop to Ten
From Saturday's Dally.
Judge H. D. Travis this afternoon
held a session of court and passed
upon the motion for a new trial In
the case of the State vs. Fred Ossen
kop. The motion for a new trial was
overruled and County Attorney Ram
sey was present representing the state
and the defendant Fred Ossenkop was
present as also was his attorney Mat
thew Gerlng. After overruling the
motion for a new trial Judge Travis
asked the defendant if he had any
thing to say why sould sentence
should not be pronounced upon him
to which the defendant answered with
a shake of his head. Judge Travis
then asked Mr. Gering if he had
anything to say why sentence should
not be passed upon Mr. Ossenkop.
Mr. Gerlng responded that he simply
cared to say something of MrOssen
kop's character which was not as
black as several witnesses had paint
ed it and he made a plea for vindica
tion of the defendant. When he
had finished Judge Travis proceeded
Get Nice Compliments.
From Friday's Dally.
The South Omaha department of
the Omaha Bee this morning In
speaking of the Plattsmouth con
tingent in the contest says the fol
lowing good words.
Mrs. J. W. Gamble offered a solo
at the opening of the program. She
is one of the talented musicians of
Mies Marie Douglas of Platts
mouth, winner of the mist coveted
prize of the contest took the climatic
scene from the popular novel, "If I
Were King." Her imitation of the
weaklng, Louis of France, accom
plished the truest dramatic touch of
the evening. The effort of th? monc
loglst to present four or five differ
ent characters in one production is
difficult In the extreme, but the
touches of mannerisms and character
of Miss Douglas left no confusion in
the minds of the hearers.
Ben Windham was slightly handi
capped, In having chosen a selec
tion which was vaudeville, rather
than humor, but he did well withthe
part and received more applause than
the winner of the prize for humorous
Making An Inspection.
From Friday's Dally.
A party of Burlington officials
spent several hours at. the shops this
morning, coming In on No. 6 and de
parting for the west on the mail train
at noon. The party comprised Gener
al Superintendent of Motive Power
Clark of Chicago, who Is making his
-official inspection of the system and
shops, Superintendent of Motive
Power Roope who Is accompanying
Mr. Clark over this portion of the
lines, and Mr. T. T. Fryer, General
Storekeeper. The party made a visit
to the shops and conferred with the
local officials of the company. It Is
not believed the visit amounted to
more than the ordinary inspection al
though It may have been taken in con
nection with the proposed change In
the divisions of the company, the
local shops being the only ones on the
new Omaha division. If the latter
was the business It might result in
bringing a great deal more work to
these shops w hich everyone would be
pleased to see.
Preparing to Build. ,
A. F. Hedengren, master carpen
ter for the new Omaha division of the
Burlington, was in the city over
night an this morning. Workmen
Mere engaged today In clearing awaf
the debris of the old burned freight
station and Mr, Hedengren states
that work on the new station will
commence Immediately although
plans are not yet completed, lie
could not say as to what kind of a
station the company would build but
believed the chances favored a brlrk
station ns largo at least ns the old
one and and possibly larger. The
use of brlrk minimized danger of de
struction by fire and for tills reason
he considered It more than probable
It would be so built. Mr. lledrn
gnu hits a number of Important
building matters on hand In this sec
tion and is kept on the go every day.
to pronounce sentence.
The scene was an impressive one.
The judge with set face and In a low
voice a voice hardly audible
throughout the room then senten
ced the defendant to the penitentiary
for the term of ten years,
the extreme penalty of the
law. In doing so Judge Travis stated
that there was no need for words, a
Jury had found him guilty and all
that remained for him to do was to
pass the sentence of the law. The de
fendant was visibly affected and dis
tressed as the full Import of the
sentence dawned upon Tilm.
Immediately following this a mo
tion to have bail fixed was brought
up and County Attorney Ramsey
raised the point that the supremo
court was the only proper body to
pass upon that question . Judge
Travis ruled with him and overrul
ed the motion for a bond, ruling that
the supreme court must pass upon
that question. He then remanded the
prisoner to the custody of the sheriff.
A Bold Robbery.
Steve Taylor was the victim cf
pickpockets to the extent of about
$13 last Friday night while coming
home from Omaha on the midnight
train. The robbery occurred JuBt
as the train was slowing to stop at
this place, and Mr. Taylor and a
number of others were crowded in
an aisle ready to get out. Mr. Tay
lor noticed that a large fellow in
front of him seemed to be. blocking
the way, and. he also felt a. hand in
the vicinity of his pocket, then he
discovered that his pocketbook had
disappeared, and the man who was
behind him had dropped Into a seat
and pretended to be asleep. Taylor
Immediately reported the robbery
and the sleeping man was accuse 1,
but of course he denied It, and the
conductor asserted that there was not
sufficient proof to warrant searching
Next morning a stranger brought
a pocket book into the depot and
handed It to Agent Whitlow, saying
he had picked it up near the track.
It contained two pennies, a bunch of
keys and two trade checks, and later
Mr. Taylor Identified them as his, but
the $13 cash' had not been overlooked
by the robber. Union Ledger.
To Attend Association.
From Friday's Dally.
Prof. Gamble and Misses Martens
and Haines of the public schools
were passengers on the mail train at
noon for Omaha where they go to
participate in the East Nebraska
Teachers' Association meeting which
will be held there today. Misses
Martens and Yelinek are down on the
program for papers before the asso
elation while Prof. Gamble Is areo
slated for an address. Prof Gamble's
subject Is "To What Extend are the
Schools Responsible for Truancy?"
a paper which will give his views
upon this most vital question of In
terest to teachers and educational
authorities. .Miss Martens paper
is on the subject of "Waste and
Gain in Busy Work" and as this
young lady is experienced and well
posted It can safely be said It will
be an exceptionally Interesting pa
per. Miss Yellnck will address the
association on "The Value of Com
menial and Industrial Geography,"
her paper being Illustrated by an ex
hibit t school work from the local
schools which Is of unusual Import
ance and very exhaustive. Prof.
Gamble gives it as his opinion that
the papers of Misses Martens and
Yelinek will prove exceptionally
Btrong and predicts that they will
receive close attention from the asso
ciation. The meeting will probably
extend over tonight and tomorrow.
Howard Held for Trial.
Fred Howard was bound over to
the district court yesterday for an
alleged statutory offense against his
cousin, Miss Maude lltldrcth of Neolu,
la. The young man was brought to
South Otnnha from Lognn several
dnys ago. He waived his preliminary
hcnrlng and wns bound over under
!2.oon ball. In d.feul of which he
was taken to Douglas county jail.
THE LATE DOCTOIt
HO.HEIl L. MATTHEWS.
Passes Away March 30, at His Home
At Auburn, Nebraska.
The many friends of Dr. H. L.
Mauiiewa in Auburn and Nemaha
County were pained when they heard
of his death, which occurred at his
home in this city last Tuesday
morning at 4 o'clock.
Homer Lawrence Matthews was
born April 19, 1823, near Mentor,
Ohio, about twenty miles from Cleve
land, and died March 30, 1909, at
Auburn, Neb., aged 85 years, 11
months and 11 days.
At the age of 17 he went to White
Pigeon, Mich., with his brothers,
where he remained until 1841, when
the family moved to Jefferson Coun
ty, Iowa. He united with the Chris
tian church when he was about 20
years old, during a visit to his old
home in Ohio, taking the hand of
Isaac Errett upon his confession of
As a hoy In his teens he attended
the Baptist seminary at Kalamazoo,
Mich., and later entered upon the
study of medicine under his brother,
a practicing physician in Indiana.
This preparation was supplimented
by work In the Eclectic Medical Insti
tute at Cincinnati. He- began to prac
tice medicine In Red Rock, la., in
1848, and continued this profession
throughout the active years of his
life. In 1850 he crossed the plains
with ox teams, returning from Cali
fornia to his practice in Iowa the
next year by way of Panama. In
1853 he was married to Mary De
weese of Red Rock. To this union
was born one daughter. In 1861 he
returned to California over the Salt
Lake train, remaining three years
In Visalia. From there he removed
to Virginia City, Mont, and In 1867
he made the Journey from Fort Ben
ton to Brownville, Neb. Nemaha
county has since been his home. In
1871 his wife died and three years
later he married Miss Ruth Summers
of Springfield, 111., whom he sur
vived twelve years. To this union
was born two daughters and one son.
The funeral was held at the Chris
tian church on Wednesday. , Rev.
Hugh Lomax officiating. Interment
was in Bethel cemetery in Londan
Edgar Reynolds, a nephew of the
doctor from Tecumseh, and Wiltse
Majors, an old friend from Peru, were
in attendance at the funeral. Ne
maha County Herald, i
Aids Revival Services.
From Friday's Pally.
Rev. Nathaniel G. McGiffin, pastor
of the Lowe Avenue Presbyterian
church In Omaha ,who preached at
the revival meeting last evening In
place of Rev. Chester Birch returned
to his home in Omaha this morning
on the early train.' He was the guest,
of Rev. J. II. Salsbury during his stay
In the city. Rev. McGiffin is a
brother of Capt. Philo McGiffin who
commanded the Chinese fleet in the
battle with the Japanese fleet at
Yalu during the Chinese-Japanese
war. Capt. McGiffin had a pictur
esque career and his life has been
made the subject for a number of
sketches in magazines and periodi
cals. Tonight the Rev. M. V. Hlgble
of the North Presbyterian church of
Omaha will occupy the pulpit and
conduct the services at the revival
meeting. Rev. Hlgble Is said to be
an eloquent .and forceful speaker and
thlse attending will probably hear a
fine sermon. On tomorrow (Satur
day) night there will be' given a
Baered concert and a brief Bermon,
Rev. Birch expecting to be back by
that time and to conduct the services.
Owing to his recent bereavement and
the fact that he has been compelled
to make so long a journey and also
to the fact that on Sunday he expects
to preach at the men's meeting at the
Parmele theater Rev. Birch's sermon
will "necessarily be short tomorrow
Rev. J. H. Salsbury this afternoon
received a telegram announcing that
Rev. Chester Birch will certainly be
here tomorrow morning and hold the
meeting tomorrow night.
Good Words for Ethel Dovey.
But the attraction that will un
doubtedly please theatrical Jovera
Is "Stubborn Cinderella," which Is
booked for April 14. Miss Ethel
Dovey, the popular little actress who
never falls to play to a packed house
in Fremont, has the title role and Is
ably supported by Frederick Trucs
diilo and a large company. Miss
Dovey has appeared before the
amusement lovers of Fremont four
times In the past two years twice
In the "Land of Nod" and twice
lu the "District Leader and she has
never disappointed them. Fremont
lYotevtlon Front Floods.
A. B. Fuller, an extensive land ow
ner near Ashland, was In Lincoln yes
terday and expressed himself In re
gard to drainage of Salt Creek. A
number of the citizens of that dis
trict formerly had an organization
twekiuKVTcjtief from the continuous
floods, but Jy 'a decision of the su
preme court the organization was in
validated. For the present there
wjll be no new organization formed,
but as soon as the government sur
vey is finished, the district w ill again
band together, either as a local drain age
district or one that will extend
from the mouth of Salt Creek to the
city of Lincoln. The government
survey will be started April 7, at
the mouth of Salt Creek, which is
about three miles northeast of Ash
land. This survey will be extended
through all of the Salt Creek valley
and most of the tributary valleys
Mr.' Fuller Bays that the people In
the vicinity of Ashland are almost
unanimous for the draii.age system.
For five years past the people have
suffered the destruction of nearly all
their crops along Salt Creek valley.
Mr. Fuller estimates his personal loss
for the last two years at from $12,000
to $15,000. The damage Incurred
along Salt Creek during the past few
years would more than put In the
drainage system. At a rough esti
mate, It Is thought that $5 to $10
per acre on the land Involved would
pay for Its protection. Lincoln News.
DEATH OF ESTIMABLE AXD
POPULAR YOUNG MAN.
From Saturday's Daily.
Charles i-.uri tictlic riugton Dies at
Beaver City, Neb., Wednesday.
DIED Hetherlngton. Charles Earl,
aged 21 years, 4 months, at Beaver
City, Neb., on Wednesday, March
3 1 , 1 9 0 9 , of septic peritonitis. Fu
neral from St. John's Catholic
church, Plattsmouth, Neb,., on Sat
urday, April 6, 1909, at 10 o'clock
- a. m. Friends will note the casket
will be open until 10 o'clock a. in.
Saturday morning at tho home In
. The boy of Charles Earl Hether
lngton, formerly of this city arrived
here this morning for Interment in
the Catholic cemetery near Oak Hill.
Tho news of the untimely death of
this popular young man caused pro
found regret In this city where he
was so well known. He had been
taken with appendicitis while work
ing at Beaver City and his condition
rapidly became so alarming that his
parents were notified and his mother
hurried to his bedside. It had been
the intention to operate upon htm
but the physicians concluded not to
do so as the disease had progressed
too far, and although every possible
effort was made to avert the end, it
was unavailing. s
The young man was a son of O. K.
Hetherlngton and wife of this cly
and for a number of years he lived In
this comunlty where he had formed
a host of friends. Recently he had
gone to Beaver City to work, and
there as here he had proven one
of the most exemplary, upright and
popular young men In the community.
A further sketch of his life will
appear shortly In this paper. ,
The funeral will take place to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock from
St. John's church In this city, Rev.
Father M. Shine conducting tho ser
vices. The funeral will be in charge
of Strelght & Strelght, funernl di
rectors. The casket will be opened
this afternoon and evening and to
morrow until 10 o'clock for thoe of
his friends who would desire to view
him before his final rest, at the home
of the parents In the southern part
of the city.
In their great grief over th loss
of a son of so much promise and so
great a future, the parents have the
sympathy of the entire community
and In their sorrow they can fee) that
all who know this fine young man
feel as they do.
Mr. Gerlng Improved.
Matthew Gerlng who has been un
der the weather for several days, suf
fering from an attack of the grip,
was able to get down town this
morning for the first time. He Is not
well yet but he thought he could
stand to do some work at his office.
However, he found that his strength
was not equal to the emergency and
he wns compelled to give It up and
return home. It Is to be hoped thnt
he will soon find himself able to
be out and about again and that hi
clients will soon have the benefit of
The ninny friends of Mr. and Mrs.
William Ossei'Uop will be pleased to
bear that the bitest reports from In r
bedside are of the most encouraging
Denies He Is Dead.
nenry net tiers steadfastly and per
sistently refuses to admit that he is
dead. The man wnose charred re
mains were supposed to have been
found In a car of hot ashes at Valley.
Neb., about the middle of February
walked unconcernedly Into the home
of his relatives in the southwestern
portion of the city yesterday after
oon and announced that he had come
"We were never so happy in our
lives," declared one of the members
of the family. At first we hardly
dared let him go to the home of our
father and mother, but he finally
went up there, and we are all happy
Bethers, who Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Z. Bethers of 1405 Sixteenth
avenue, left home In search of a Job
and nothing was heard of him for
several days, when the remains of an
unknown man resembling him In gen
eral features were found badly charr
ed In the car of ashes at Valley.
Much of the body was entirely con
sumed and the face was burned be
From some of the clothing, how
ever, what was believed to be a com
plete Identification was made by mem
bers of the family who went to Om
aha for that purpose. The remains
were brought to Council Bluffs and
Interred In Fairview cemetery, the
members of the family grieving for
their lost son and brother.
Until his return home young Beth
ers had no idea that he was being
mourned as dead, and at first could
hardly credit the report that his body
was lying beneath the sod in Fair
view.' He says he has "juBt been
traveling." and had visited in St.
Louis since he left Council Bluffs.
World-Herald. Bethers was a form
er resident of this city and consider
able curiosity was excited over his re
ported death at the time It was re
ported. Made a Small Haul.
From Friday's Dally.
Night btfore last burglars made a
visit to the home of Emll Wurl and
succeeded In getting away wlth.some,
six dollars In money as well as sev
eral suits of underwear and other
articles. The burglars effected their
entrance by means of a window In the
kitchen which was not locked. It
was after midnight when the raid
was made as it was almost that hour
before Mr. Wurl retired. The work
was done very quietly, the burglars
going through the kitchen and the
dining room and looting the side
board In the latter room where they
secured most of the money, a pocket
book belonging to Mrs. Wurl being
despoiled of some $2.50 or $2.75
while other articles In the room were
also taken along. Escape Is suppos
ed to have been effected in the Bame
manner In which entrance was made.
The burglary was not discovered un
til morning when the officers were
Immediately notified but they have
been unable to locate the burglars
so far. It Is the belief of both
Mr. Wurl and the police officials that
the work was that of local talent and
the police are working along these
lines and trying to locate them. A
number of tramps and hoboes have
been seen through this section and
the police have been making a care
ful examination of them but without
so far locating anything definite.
Receives Sad New.
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. J. M. Leek yesterday after
noon received the sad intellgence of
the death of her niece Mrs. Lctltla
Wells at Avard, Okla. No particulars
were given as to the cause of death.
Mrs. Wells leaves a husband and
three children surviving her. Owing
to the distance and the Inability to
make the trip In time for the funeral
services, Mr. and Mrs. Ieek will be
unable to attend. Sirs. Wells was a
close friend of Mrs. Leek and In her
death that lady loses one whom she
loved and respected. In her sorrow
she has the heartfelt sympathy of all.
The Missouri Pacific railway has
been running some of its passenger
trains on time with the result that n
number of passengers who ore not
used to sudi things have missed their
trains. This railroad does this by
spurts and then starts in again and
runs these tin I us anything from one
to five hours late and some times
even later. Nebraska City News.
A. Jackson MeNatt of Kenosha wns
In town Tuesday and made us a social
call. He related a story of James
Fitch killing a span of v, lid geese
the event being so unexpected thnt
.lack and I. In llrown Inn) to glvo him
a bath and nit up with him that night
A Great Success.
Mrs. George E. Dovey of this city.
has Just received a letter from her
daughter Miss Alice Dovey, now play
ing Lois, in "A Stubborn Cinderella"
at the Broadway theater. New York
city, In which that charming young
prima donna tells of her prospects
for next, season which are brilliant
Indeed. . Miss Dovey is considering an
engagement with four different stars,
all of them of the first magnitude,
they being Blanche Ring, Anna Held,
Sam Bernard and DeWolf Hopper.
Miss Dovey's pronounced hit in "A
Stubborn Cinderella" has brought her
prominently before the leading theat
rical men of the country and they are
making a sharp bid for her services.
Her vocal teacher Prof Alfred Low-
erson Is enthusiastic over her won
derful progress and predicts a great
future for her. He hopes that Bhe
will embrace grand opera and leave
the light operas In which she has so
signally succeeded for the more dif
ficult roles of grand opera. An en
gagement with the' forces of Oscar
lammerstein, the present chief 1m-
pressarlo of America, has been ar
ranged and considerable depends
upon the outcome of this as to her
future course. Miss Dovey's great
success is very pleasing not alono
to her parents but to the general
public of this city, with whom she
has always been a favorite and they
all Join in the hopes that her pleas
ing anticipations as to a future in
grand opera are realized.
Chicago, April 2. It was announc
ed today from the offices of tho
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road In this city that without any
golden spjke, without the presence ot
any of the principal officers of the
company, the last rail on the Pacific
coast extension of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railway, now
known as the Chicago, Milwaukee &
Puget Sound railway has been laid at
a point two miles east of Missoula.
There was no celebration of any kind
and the completion of the sixth trans
continental railroad was nimbly a
part of the day's work.--
The length bf the extension Jusr.
completed from the Missouri river to
Seattle and Tacoina, Is a trifle over
1,400 miles. The completion of the
new transcontinental line creates a
world's record for rapidity of railway
construction. The first Bhovel full of
earth on the new line wns turned
April 15, 1906. Since then 60,000,
000 cubic yards of material has been
excavated, 360,000 yards cf tunnel
driven, 20 miles of bridges erected
and 200,000 tons of 85 pound rails,
laid at a total cost of $85,000,000.
The ballasting of the new transcon
tinental line will be completed about
June 1, 1909, and regular freight
and local passenger service will be
A pleasant surprise party was giv
en to Miss Edna Lushlnsky at her
beautltul home on Wlnteresteen Hill
last evening and a very pleasant tlme
was spent In games am! music. Re
freshments were served to atl and at.
a late hour the gmsts departed.
Those taking part were: Cecil!
Hawkenberry, Estelln Gels, Jennie
Batton, Etta Hyde, Clara Goos, At
berta Thomas, Luella White, Delia
White, Marie Joursek, Barbara Bu
lln, Grace Lushlnsky, Mary Swartz,
Edna Lustlnsky, Harry White Earl
Gels, Francis D. Whelau, Otto Bu.Hn.
Earl Hyde, Henry Luta, Otto Lut.r,
Lester B. Dalton. Carl Dalton, EJ-.
ward 0. Ofe, Frank Cook, Ralph
Smith, George Gobelman, Mr., aivl
Mrs. Williams, Roy Thompson.,
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I am offering a farm for snle two
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dollars per acre, aiso one 3
miles Boutn of Murray.
Earl V. Cole,
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