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    moutb Journal.
NO 57
Unable to Hit Williams, the New
Plattsmouth Pitcher
Just about one-tenth as many peo
ple as should have been there were
out at the Chicago Avenue ball park
Saturday afternoon to see Platts
mouth and Louisville tie up for a
third Struggle, and those who stayed
away missed something worth see
ing. The locals presented an almost
entirely new team in the field, and it
played real, genuine and snappy base
ball, taking Louisville's measure by
the score of 5 to 0, something which
surprised and sadly jarred the visi
tors. They had come into town full
of confidence in their ability to trim
the young men whom Manager War
ren had chosen to represent Platts
mouth, and the' fact that they could
not do It grated upon their nerves
very muchly.
There were several persons who
had a hand in the undoing of the vis
itors. One Williams was the prin
cipal participant in doing what the
poet has described as "cooking their
goose." This man Williams, who
boasts of being literally an Indian,
had drifted into the city from down
Fall3 City way, and he was looking
for a chance to show people he was
some baseball pitcher. Manager War
ren gave him an opportunity to toss
a few across, and decided then and
there and thereby that he was,
to revert to the poet again, "the
goods." So he was told to make
ready for a scalpfest, and he did so.
He unloaded a choice assortment of
curves and shoots and twisters and
spit balls and rising drops and things
which this neck of the woods never
had seen, and which Louisville in
particular, was not wise to. Why,
man alive! he had the boys who have
. been slathering the ball to the four
corners of the lot all this season
breaking their backs and straining
their necks trying to locate the
sphere. Louisville has long set It
self up as some hltfest bunch, but
last Saturday they were the hltless
wonders. Mr. Williams with his lit
tle curves did the job. One little
measly clean hit was all the sluggers
had to show for their efforts. An
other might be classed as a hit, but
it was of the scratch variety and
didn't really amount to what Is
known as a "continental dern." And
one hit Isn't much ' toward getting
runs. So it can readily be seen that
Mr. Williams of Falls City Is the
principal actor in the great tragedy
of the Louisville team. He Is surely
the best pitcher what has been in
town for many moons and he de
serves all the praise his paleface
brothers gave him.
Hut he had some assistance. One
D. A. Cope of Decatur, 111., who also
Su Iters a Bad Cut.
The 10-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Ledgway (Miss Ida)
yesterday suffered a very severe In
Jury to her wrist, cutting it very
deeply upon the glass in a door
through which she accidentally
thrust her arm. The young lady
started to go out of the door Just as
her sister entered, the latter opening
the door and stepping in while the
former stepped out, the door swing
ing to and striking her hand and
arm. The door is a heavy glass one
and swung to with force enough to
cause the glass In it to be broken by
the force of the contact with her
hand and arm. The glass cut her
wrist very deeply and severed some
of the arteries In the wrist. Her
father hurried to town and secured
medical assistance and the injured
arteries were closed. She Is getting
along nicely now and will probably
recover without serious trouble.
To Settle the 1-Mnle.
Judge M. Archer, ns counsel for
Peter Campbell, administrator of the
estate (if Thoirns L. Campbell, de
censed, this morning filed a petition
fr dual settleme nt In that estate.
The usual notice fixing August " I ns
the date for the hearing and tbe,, ,.n,lIit , I1V ,xu, a ,(ll
same will be printed In the Journal, j ,ni( f pttsiiioutli.--
This comprised nil the business done (;nu,t clv (,o. ) Times.
In county court this morning. j T, M,;,1V u iAy,My ,,,,., ;l,el
. . j)y i,irn,, hn l,eellS( it
Will Jenn was a passenger this , enianateK from the pen of one of the
morning for South Omaha, where ho best newspapers men and nhlesf cdl-
will attend a horse sale toils v.
drove into town some days since, was
his very able assistant. This young
man acted as the receiving end of the
battery, catching a fine game and
one well worth looking at. Cope is a
catcher and a good one, at that. He
Rhows plainly that he has had con
siderable experience and is a ball
player, every inch of hiiu-. He also
did some hitting, which amounted to
a good deal, getting a mighty fine
two-base hit when it did some good.
He was exactly the man needed to
make Williams' pitching a success,
and aided largely in bringing about
the downfall of the visitors.
In fact, these two men played a
magnificent game and won them
selves a warm spot in the hearts of
the spectators. Headwork was mani
fested by both players, they being
responsible for nipping several of the
Louisville players at the plate, or at
third base. Baseball generalship,
which is, one of the most Important
features of the game, was displayed
throughout the game by both. If
any way possible can be devised both
these men should be added to the
team for good, as they are far and
away the best men the team has had
in many years.
But the remainder of the team did
good work. The infield in particular
played fine ball. McCauley at first
played a better game than usual and
helped largely in the final determi
nation of the game. Smith at sec
ond was in rare form and played a
fine fielding game, besides doing
some excellent batting. His hitting
was one of the features of the game
He is probably the most consistent
hitter on the team. Droege covered
third, and also played a good game,
fielding his position in good shape.
Larson played his usual excellent
game at short and put up a snappy
and Interesting game.
The outfield was well taken care
of, although not a great deal was
asked of it. Warga, Ramsey and
Mann covered the three gardens and
played gingery and snappy ball.
On the whole, the team played a
brilliant and classy game and de-
serves great credit for their work.
A team of this kind deserves big at
tendance, and If it be held together
by any manner here, the next game
ought to fill the park to overflowing
As constituted at present, the team
ranks with the best in the state.
Louisville played a good game
also, and had they been able to hit,
would have given the boys a run for
their money. As it was their lnabll
Ity to solve Williams, backed up as
he was with fine fielding, resulted in
a shoutout for them. The final re
sult was Plattsmouth 5, Louisville, 0.
Much Improved.
Henry Horn, who has been spend
ing the past two weeks In Lincoln
taking treatment at the snnltorlum
there for rheumatism, came down
Saturday evening for an over-Sun
day visit with his folks, returning
this morning for further treatment
The treatment has benefitted Henry
wonderfully, as he was unable to
walk without crutches when he went
up there, and for a long time prev
lous to that he had been unable to be
out of bed. When he returned Sat
urday ho walked up the street with
out crutches and got around in fine
shape. He states that he feels won
derfully relieved and that hl com
plete cure seems but a short time
away. His many friends ar glad to
not his remarkable progress, and
trust it Is permanent and that he
will soon be well.
(Julio n Compliment.
Last week the Plattsmouth (Neb.)
Journal, edited by M. A. Bates, pub
lished the thirtieth anniversary edi
tion, and It was a very creditable Is
hii. Many of the cuts of buildings
were familiar to 'is. The Journal Is
the In st edited roimiry dally paper
,i,.,t wo know of anywhere. It would
tors In the state f Missouri.
Two Painful Accidents.
Bert Everett's little son Carl, 2
years old, was bitten by a dog while
the family were visiting at the home
of Mr. Everett's mother last Satur
day. The little child was playing
with the dog, and it is supposed the
animal became angered for some
reason and attacked the little fel
low. The child was bitten on the
face, the flesh near the moutii being
badly torn. The child was brought
to town for medical attention and
several stitches were required to
close tho wounds. It is not thought
that the animal was afflicted with
rabbles, and no serious results are
The second victim was Will Rey
nolds, whose home is on the farm
southwest of town. The jovial
William sought to administer relief
to one of the horses that was being
tormented by flies, but the horse ap
parently did not appreciate Will's
good intentions, for when he began
to make war on the files the horse
suddenly straightened out his hind
leg and connected with Will's head
ust above his eye. The result was
that Will had to be brought to town
to have some tailor work done to a
bad cut above his left eye. Will says
his head will be all right in a short
time and that the horse is unln-
ured. Union Ledger.
A rieusant Burthduy Party.
The pleasant home of J. L. Bur
rows last Saturday evening was the
scene of a gathering of young peo
ple, who came together to observe
the eighteen birthday of Seymour
Mayabb. The party was In the na
ture of a surprise, being arranged
for by Misses Lillian Terhune and
Hannah Berggren, and it was a most
pleasant one. The young man was
much pleased at being remembered
by his many friends and all pro
ceeded to have an enjoyable evening.
Games of various kinds were ha'
and social conversation took place.
Later in the evening a fine luncheon
was served the assembled guests,
after which they departed for home,
congratulating the young man and
wishing him many more birthdays.
Those attending were Misses Lil
lian Terhune, Hannah Berggren,
Mattle Wiles, Pearl Allen, Pearl
O'Neill, Julia Koukal, Cella Taylor,
Lulu and Orpha and Bentel Stone,
and Messrs. George L. Morrison, T.
B. Stokes, Luke L. Wiles, Jessie
Brady, William Propst, Ratio Tay
lor, John A. Koukal, Floyd Stone,
Ralph C. Mullis, Ed. R. Reynolds, S.
C. Stone, James Rebal, Jr., and Ray
mond Burrows of Union.
Close to Death.
What was a very narrow escape
from a horrible death took place last
Friday on the Marsh farm, south of
this city. Willie Reed, a son of
Byron Reed, was feeding a thresher
from a wagon. In doing so he stood
at the front end of the wngon and
threw the wheat into the feeder. He
had cleared a space at the front end
clear down to the floor of the wngon
box and, stooping over, he picked up
a bundle of wheat and wns about to
throw it into the machine when his
foot slipped and he was precipitated
into the feeder. The horrified on
lookers saw him being drawn Into
the machine and the engineer made a
desperate effort to shut down the
machine and avert the Impending
tragedy. He could not have done
this, however, in time to Bave the
boy, but the latter in some mnnner
escaped from the feeder before he
wns drawn under the revolving
knives of the machine. The escape
was a mighty narrow one and made
the hearts of those witnessing It
stand still. Had he been drawn Into
the machine he must have met a hor
rible death, as the knives would
have cut him to pieces and the ma
chine would have crushed him to a
Jacob Falter Dies.
Lnst Saturday evening J. P. Fal
ter received the snd intelligence of
the death at Plalnvlew, Neb., of his
uncle, Jacob Falter, and yesterday
ho departed for that place accom
panied by Henry and John Hlrz and
Mrs. Will Riirumell. all relatives of
the deceased, Jacob Falter is quite
well known In this vicinity, having
nt one time been a resident of this
city. He was the original settb r In
that section from this llnlty, lead
ing the way for the many who have
since Immigrated to that point. e
was n prominent mid utile man,
man of the highest reputation, of un
swerving Integrity mid hup h per
sonal worth. His many friends here
will be painted nml shucked to hear
(T his death. He Is nlso an uncle of
Henry Falter, living near lialnvlew
A Plea mi nt Home Wedding.
At the pleasant home of Mrs. Her
man Herold, on Wlntersteen Hill,
yesterday morning, a quiet home
wedding united the lives of Miss
Freda Herold and Mr. Percy H.
Fields. The ceremony, which was
performed by Canon Burgess of the
Episcopal church, was attended only
by the immediate relatives of the
bride. The ceremony was in accord
ance with the rites of the Episcopal
church, Otto F. Herold, the brother
of the bride, giving her away. At the
conclusion of the ceremony the wed
ding party sat down to an elegant
wedding breakfast. At 1:58 p. m.
the newly wedded couple departed
for Omaha, where they will reside
for the present and where the groom
is now engaged in a theater company
playing a leading part.
The bride is quite well known In
this city, where she lived all her life.
She Is a handsome and charming
young lady with a host of good
friends, who wish her every success
in her wedded life.
The groom is also quite well
known here, having played an en
gagement at the Parmele in the early
spring. He comes of a prominent
family in Salt Lake, Utah, and is a
clever and accomplished young man.
Is Permitted to Return Home.
Mrs. Mark White came down from
Omaha last Saturday night, return
ing to her home after a long, hard
siege at the hospital In Omaha. She
Is feeling fine once more and vir
tually recovered and she ordered the
copy of the Journal which she was
taking at the hospital stopped, as
one copy at home answered the de
mands now. She made a short visit
with I. F. White and wife at Mur
ray on Thursday last and on Friday
returned to Omaha, where she con
suited her physician. Finding that
she had stood the trip in fine shape,
he asked her if she wanted to go
home. She replied that she certain
ly did, and Jumped at the opportun
ity. The physician gladdened her
heart by granting her permission to
do so, and she at once took the train
without going through the formality
of notifying Mark of her intentions.
It is needless to say that Mrs
White's many friends throughout the
city and the county will rejoice to
know that she has so completely
triumphed over her complaint and
that she Is able to return home after
her long and severe illness.
Meet After Fifty-Seven Years.
Francis Furery and grandson,
Frank Griffin of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
who have been visiting for the past
three weeks with Mr. Furery's sis
ter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stokes, returned
to their home Wednesday. Mrs.
Stokes came west about fifty-seven
years ago, parting with her brother
In New York at that time, and had
not seen him since. Until recently
Mr. Furery supposed his sister was
dead, never being able to learn of
her whereabouts, but at last, in an
swer to a letter addressed to Elm
wood, he received Information which
he had so long a time tried to se
cure. He was not long In making
arrangements for a western trip,
and according on July 3, and after a
period of fifty-seven years, he met
his sister, commonly known to us as
Grandma Stokes. It was the editor's
pleasure to meet Mr. Furery and en
joy a social chat with him. The
parting of these two aged people was
undoubtedly attended with as much
sorrow as their meeting was with
Joy. Elm wood Leader-Echo.
Had a .Narrow Kscnpe.
Horace Ruffner came down Satui
day evening to spend Sunday with
hie parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Ruff
ner, returning to his work In Omaha
on the M. P. train last evening. He
was one of the people caught In the
storm of last Friday evening, being
out on Lake Nakoma In a canoe when
the storm struck. He was unable to
make shore, the canoe being cnpslded
and his rescue being affected by a
launch which came to his aid. The
storm came up so suddenly that
those on the lake had no (banco to
escape It, and It was only owing to
the fact that launches ami other
boats put out that their rescue was
accomplished and many drownings
incited. Mr. Knffncr states that
some dozi II or SO people were res
clo d from perilous po Itlotis.
Judge II. I). Travis did not come this
morning to open the spi t 1. 1 1 term of
the dlstilit court, but Instead sent
mi order adjourning min t until
cdiicsday, when Judge Duncan of
Hastings will i onto and preside In
his stead.-..chraskn (ilv News.
Who Will Serve
and Regular Election
Clerk of the court James Robert
son with his efficient assistant, Miss
Jessie Robertson, today finished
notifying the election officers of the
several wards and precincts of their
selection to serve this year. The
officers chosen now serve at the
coming primaries on August 17, and
also at the November election. The
law requires that the party having
a majority in each precinct shall
have a majority of the board in that
precinct which divides the political
belief of the several boards. Under
this the Republicans have a ma
jority of the board in Tipton, Green
wood, Salt Creek, Mt. Pleasant,
South Bend, Stove Creek, Weeping
Water, Avoca, Nehawka, Louisville,
Liberty, Elmwood precincts and ;the
three wards in Weeping Water and
the First ward of Plattsmouth. The
Democrats have a majority of the
board in Center, Eight Mile Grove,
Rock Bluffs First and Second dis
tricts, Plattsmouth precinct and
the Second, Third, Fourth and
Fifth wards of Plattsmouth city. The
election boards follow:
Tipton Fred Meuchau, George
Trunkenboltz (Rep.) and Ed. Carr
(Dem.), Judges, and R. C. Wenzel
(Rep.) and Louis Milenz (Dem.),
Nehawka Vilas P. Sheldon, ('has.
E. Heebner (Reps.) and Lee Klrk
patrlck (Dem.), judges, and Ernest
Young (Rep.) and A. L. Carper
(Dem.), clerks.
Louisville Miles M. Drake, Emll
Palmer (Reps.) and Theodore Helm
(Dem.), Judges, and J. P. Wood
(Rep.) and Dr. Mike Trletseh
(Dem.), clerks.
Liberty H. W. Lloyd, Charlos L.
Graves (Reps.) and John Hensel
(Dem.), Judges, and C. H. Taylor
(Rep.) and William Cross (Dem.),
Elmwood Fred Zlnk, Herman
Schnledcr (Reps.) and Will Schewe
(Dem.), Judges, and William Wed
dle (Rep.), and Hnrry B. McDon
ald (Dem.), clerks.
Rock Bluff, First A. L. Baker
(Rep.) and Humphrey L. Oldham,
W. Vallery (Dem.), Judges, and
W. C. Iirown (Rep.) and Sam O.
Pitman (Dem.), clerks.
Rock llluff, Second Mark L. Fur-
loin? (Rep.) and Fred Patterson, Al
fred F. Nlckles (Dem.), Judges, and
Arthur Sullivan (Rep.) and Albert
Wheeler (Dem.), clerks.
Plattsmouth Precinct Allle Todd
(Rep.) and George W. Snyder, Fred
Kehno (Hems.), judges, and Joe
Wiles (Rep), and Ed. Spnnglor
(Dem.), clerks.
Weeping Water, First Ward
John W. Colbert, Charles V. liny
(Reps.) and E. C. Cherry (Dem.),
Judges, and Isaac W. Teegarden
(Rep.) and O. R. McNurlln (Dem.),
Weeping Water, Second Ward
Frank M. Tlmblln, I). T. Dudley
(Heps.) and Nicholas C. Halmes
A Xorvjr Woman.
Papllllon, Nen., Aug. l. "You
come back here, or I will put a bullet
through you." exclaimed Mrs. Henry
Melslnger, about 9 o'clock Sundny
morning to a colored man whom she
saw leave her house and hike rapidly
for the railroad track.
The man returned, all the time
Imploring Mrs. Melslnger not to
shoot, as ho had done nothing.
Henry Melslnger Is a well known
farmer residing two miles east of
here. Sunday morning the men of
the family went to the field to pre
pare for harvest Monday morning,
leaving Mrs. Melslnger at the house.
She was out In the yard when she
saw the negro leave the. door nnd
start toward the railroad, and she
suspected something wrong right
P.y the time the ((doled man had
rem bed the house the men had r'-
turned from the fields, and they m-
mediately searched for the man, who
has but one arm and who gave the
I) e of William Williams, but only
1 ti cents wns found In his clothes.
Williams protested nil the time
Hint he hadn't done anything.
Some of the men took Williams
bin k to the point he had rein bed In
his retreat from the house, nnd In
at the Primary
(Dem.), judges, and
(Rep.) and James
W. O. Ogdeu
B. Hungate
(Dem.) clerks.
Weeping Water, Third Ward
George Hunt, George Stoner (Reps.)
and Johji Fowler (Dem.), Judges,
and E. E. Cllsbe (Rep.) and Henry
Haslem (Dem.), clerks.
Plattsmouth, First Ward B. A.
McElwaln, Oliver C. Dovey (Reps.)
and James II. Thrasher (Dem.),
Judges, and Charles F. Guthman
(Rep.) and Ernest Wurl (Dem.),
Plattsmouth, Second Ward Jos.
W. Johnson (Rep.) and Adam Kurtz,
John Kopla (Denis.), judges, and
William Weber (Rep.) and John J.
Svoboda (Dem.), clerks.
Plattsmouth Third Ward E. H.
Wescott (Rep.) and Joseph It. Kelly,
Bennett Olirlswelsser (Dem.),
Judges, and Emmons Rlchey (Rep.)
and Charles' Freese (Dem.), clerks.
Plattsmouth, Fourth Ward John
Hatt (Rep.) and August Tartsch,
Louis Doso (Denis.), Judges, and
Harry Messersmtth (Rep.) and John
Schulhof (Dem.), clerks.
Plattsmouth, Fifth J Ward Jou
Lloyd (Rep.) and Toiii Woodson,
John Vondron ( Denis. ),t judges, and
I. B. Green (Rep.) and Frank Llber
shal (Dem.), clerks.
Greenwood Jamese Greer and
John Erlekson (Reps.) and George
P. Foreman (Dem.), Judges, nnd
Carl F. Bouck (Rep.) and E. M.
Stone (Den.), clerks.
Salt Creek O. A. Johnson, Wm.
E. Hand (Rep.) and Frank Nlcholla
(Dem.), Judges, and C. A. Mathes
(Rep.) and Lyman James (Dem.),
Mount I'leasnnt Wilson Gllmore,
Charles Thllpot (Rep.) and Dave
Foltz (Dem.), Judges, nnd T. A.
Wiles, Jr. (Rep.) and William H.
Puis (Dem.), clerks.
South Bend John Cnmpbell, John
Wegener (Reps.) nnd Henry Stan
dor (Dem.), Judges, nnd H. P. Long
(Rep.) nnd William Richards
(Dem.), clerks.
Stove Creek E. H. Boyles, Louis
W. Roettger (Reps.) and 1). Saxton
(Dem.), judges, and Leslie G. Stark
(Rep.) and Alden A. Turk (Dem.),
Weeping Water Precinct I. N.
Hunter, L. A. Hay (Reps.) and Jans
P. Rnsmussen (Dem.), Judges, and
J. M. Ranney (Rep.) nnd Dietrich
Koster (Dem.), clerks."
Center Ira llosworth (Rep.) nnd
Patrick W. Tlghe, August Pautsch
(Dem.), Judges, and Ray Wiles
(Rep.) and Solomon ('. Keckler
(Dem.), clerks.
Avoca 11. Wolph, E. C. Nutzman
(Rep.) and M. M. Strnub (Dem.),
judges, and John S. Rough (Rep.)
and Joe Zlmmerer (Dem.), clerks.
Eight Mllo Grove Louis Fried
rich (Rep.) nnd Wendel W. Hell, J.
I). Trltsch (Denis.), Judges, and
Philip T. Becker (Rep.) and C. K.
Iihnes (Dm.), clerks.
the weeds thero were found two
pocket hooks he hnd taken from the
house, one containing $45 and the
other $0.10.
Williams was placed in a buggy
and taken to Springfield, and this
afternoon Sheriff Spearman and Dep
uty Veerllne brought him to this city.
Williams will have his hearing
Thursday nnd he will be lodged In
the Douglas county jail Monday for
safe keeping.
Mrs. Melslnger, the nervy woman,
is well known here, her husband be
ing a brother of J. 11. Melslnger, liv
ing near Plattsmouth. She evidently
demonstrated that some women arn
as brave ns some of tho bravest men,
and know as well bow to handle a re
volver when It Is necessary.
Advertised Letter I,M.
The following letters remain In tho
liattsniouth postolilco uncalled for,
and If they are not called for In n
reasonable length of time (hey will
j be forwarded to the Dead Letter Of-
i Ib-e at Washington: Mary Bucklier,
jlVtirl Burger, l.izzlo Shoemaker,
i Mildred Snyder, Allen llarvy, Edd
j Burton, George Beck, W. G. Con-
t try, Oscar Hinton, Jessie Johnson,
Bernard Luke, All Sihnfer, Vnut
Gentry, P. W. Wright.