The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 21, 1910, Image 1

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Chief of Police Rainey Attacked by Gang While Attempting to
Quiet Disturbance in Saloon.
Last Saturday evening the Hotel
Riley bar was the scene of a dis
graceful riot and fight In which a
gang tried to beat up Chief of Police
Rainey and In a measure succeeded,
although they did him no serious in
Jury. The chief was called down in
to the saloon by some vulgar talk
and profanity which one of the mem
bers of the crowd was indulging In
and when he told the man to stop
the talk, he was assailed with a tor
rent of abuse and profanity. The up
shot of the matter was a free-for-all
fight in which a number of men Jump
ed on the chief with the intent to
beat him or possibly cripple him. The
crowd which was doing the fighting
consisted of Harry Polsall, John
Jones, John (Pup) Egan, Peter Her
old and several others. Herold's of
fense consisted of Interference with
Rainey in the discharge of his duties,
as he grasped the chief about the
arms and held him while the other
men administered blow after blow to
te chief. The latter finally dlsentag
led one of his arms and reached for
Party of Fishermen Journey Out
to Cedar Creek Yesterday.
From Monday's Daily.
It is a question which suffered the
most, the grasshoppers or the fish
yesterday. There was a party of gen
tlemen from this city who sought to
escape the heat of the day and enjoy
life In the wilderness who played all
this havoc with the finny tribe and
the hopper family. They went out to
Cedar Creek and spent the entire day
in wooing the finny tribe and In lay
ing under the cool shady trees en
Joying the breeze' which was mighty
refreshing at that place. The party
took, something like 100 fish all told
as they bit well. John Bauer, Sr.,
astonishing the natives by a haul of
bass. He got two mighty fine speci
mens of the fish, one of them being
a big fellow who made a great fight
and whose landing come near cost
ing Mr. Dauer his pole. This fish was
so strong and lively in fact, that Mr.
Bauer had to call for help and he was
landed with the aid of James Johns
who was one of the party. Henry
Jess also made a great record, al
though in another field. He proved
himself the champion grasshopper
catcher of Nebraska and the other
fisherman found that there was no
shortage of bait as Henry ran the
grasshoppers down with an agility
which was more than surprising. The
remainder of the crowd only had
fair success but the whole outfit en
Joyed the picnic lunch which was pro
vided for the occasion.
The party consisted of Messrs. John
Bauer, Sr., Robert B. Hayes, James
Johns, T. S. Clifford and Henry Jess
and it surely had a fine time. They
returned in the evening thoroughly
tired but having had a mighty golid,
cool trip.
Handsomely Rnteitaincd.
From Momlny's Dally.
Fred Guenther yesterday afternoon
entertained a number of his good
friends at his home west of the city,
putting in the time in such a manner
that everyone who was there enjoy
ed themselves thoroughly. Fred is
some entertainer when it comes down
to showing the boys how to live and
he did himself proud yesterday as he
had everything he wanted to eat on
hand and, in addition he had plenty
of refreshments of other sorts. The
boys put in the day in the shade and
it was mighty delightful out there
in the country away from the city
and the crowd. Those who enjoyed
the outing were Fred B. and Albert
Egenberger, Henry Tims, Frank Svo
boda and Jacob Y Vallery and when
night came and they returned to the
city they were loud in their expres
sions of appreciation for the good
time which they had been shown.
George S. Ray, one of Murray's
energetic Democrats, was In the city
Saturday attending the Democratic
convention and visiting friends.
his club which be drew. This he
could not use, however, as the crowd
closed in on him and disarmed him.
eventually the chief was thrown to
the floor and several blows were
struck him in the face and about the
head. Chief Rainey finally pulled his
revolver and fired a shot which is not
believed to have taken effect, al
though Jones was reported to have
been shot through the leg. The
shooting had the effect of scaring out
the crowd and they fled. The chief
regained his feet and started in pur
suit of two members of the crowd bin
they out-distanced him and escaped.
Later . in the evening he captured
Egan and lodged him in Jail where
he Is held pending the filing of the
charge against him. Herold was in
police court this morning where his
share in the trouble was related to
Judge Archer. The latter fined him
$25 and costs and committed him to
Jail until the fine and costs are paid.
Rainey was not seriously hurt and
was about town Saturday evening and
yesterday and today.
A Day at Paradise Park.
From Monday's Dally.
Paradise park, the beautiful coun
try home of Mr. and Mrs. O. M.
Streight, yesterday was the scene of
a fine gathering when a party of pic
nickers from this city and its vicinity
reached there and put In the day. The
party arrived at the grounds at about
eleven o'clock a. m., and by the time
the noon hour had arrived they had
the luncheon spread and ready for
the onslaugher, and it was some on
slaught. The young folks had good,
hearty appetites and they were pre
pared when noon came to make the
picnic lunch look like a cyclone had
struck it. They fell upon the many
delicacies which the baskets contain
ed and soon the greater part of the
luncheon had disappeared. The re
mainder of the day was spent be
neath the shade of the pretty trees of
the park or in boating, fishing and
wading in the creek. The young wo
men 'had a fine time in wading about
on i..e upper reaches of the creek and
in the lake, and, at least one of
them, has a mighty well developed
case of cold as a result. But It was
great sport and the party enjoyed It
hugely. Supper was prepared in the
evening and when this meal had been
finished there was no doubt of ev
erything eatable being destroyed. On
the whole a mighty fine time was
had and the entire party saw night
come on with regret for they had
been a happy crowd and had enjoyed
a fine outing well worth the time it
had taken. The party returned to
the city shortly after sundown and
today has been taken up in thinking
over the good time and trying to get
rid of the summer cold which the
young ladies all got a share of.
The party was composed of Misses
Julius Rouka, Esther Nord, Frances
Kanka, Hermle Kaioshek, Mary Svo
boda, Anna Hllbert, Hazel Hartman;
Messrs. Russell Stander, Joe Rouka,
John Stander, John Rouka, Fredhof
Nord, Oscar Nord, Frank Bukacek.
Landed Some l ine Fish.
A merry fishing party yesterday
consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
A. Petersen and Mr. and Mrs. II. J.
Garthleman who spent the entire day
fishing and who enjoyed the shade
and out doors to their heart's con
tent. They were also mighty success
ful as fisherman and landed a big
lot of fine fish. They took along
with them a fine lot of good things to
rat and they certainly enjoyed them
selves when it came lunch time. These
good people can put In a day as well
as the next ones and they know Just
how to frame up parties so that ail
can find some pleasure In the trip
and yesterday they had a better time
than ever before as they all agreed.
They returned to their homes In the
late evening and hope to he able to
get out and have another time before
many days have passed.
William Cartridge and family of
near Weeping Water came In Satur
day afternoon to spend Sunday with
Mrs Cartridge's uncle, John Lowther
and family, south of town. While
here Mr. Cartridge called and renew
ed his allegiance to the Journal for
another year.
Outlook for Corn in That Section
Very Poor
Charles Grimes of the Journal
spent Sunday with Claud Everett and
wife near Union, going down on the
midnight M. P. train Saturday. He
drove over several ainerent roads to
and from Union and saw a great deal
of the country to the north and east
of that pretty village. The country
is very dry and rain Is commencing
to be needed badly for coin, Many
fields are commencing to spot and
the dark green of several weeks ago
is turning yellow Unless rain comes
within a week or so the damage
looks to be heavy. Corn Is very back
ward In its growth although it has
sprung up wonderfully in the past
several weeks. From the car window
corn along the road between Platts
mouth and Union seems small and
some yellow Is commencing to show,
although there are many fields which
look strong and healthy with the
dark, rich green foliage. Low land
corn is far better than corn on the
upland and has the right color Jo It
while It seems farther along than the
other. The writer noticed several
fields of corn in bottom land be
longing to John Clarence east of Un
ion, which was particularly fine. Most
of the fields are clean and clear of
weeds which helps a lot. The heavy
snows of last winter and the rain
which fell in January all soaked in
to the ground which has done much
toward holding the corn up during
the dry spell. Wheat throughout that
section Is fine. The heads are well
filled and heavy and there is every
prospect of a fine crop and heavy
yield. Fall wheat is not up to the
high standard or yield of spring
wheat but even It Is much better
than was thought some time ago
while spring wheat is as good as It
ever was. A great deal of Can
dadian wheat and oats have been
planted throughout that section and
these grains seem to be showing up
best of all. The oats crop Is spotted
with good fields here and poor ones
right along side them. The general
Indications are for a good yield, how
ever. On the whole, conditions are
fairly satisfactory and with rain in
the near future there is every indica
tion of good yields all along the line
There will be no bumper corn crop
in this region, however, but there
Is prospect for a fair to middling
crop of this cereal.
One thing which Impressed the
writer very much was the immense
Improvement In the town of Union.
The fires which seared It and left
their Imprint visible in the form of
charred timbers and piles of debris
have been made way to a large ex
tent and handsome brick structures
now house the firms which were un
fortunate enough to have been burn
ed out. Union has a hotel a real
hotel and It's name is Wegota
significant and trite. And it Is some
hotel. For a hostelry In a small town
it Is god as one will meet In many
a day's journey. The rooms are clean
and well kept and the table is a rival
to many a more pretenious one. The
meal which the writer took break
fast was excellently prepared and
served and the general arrangements
around the hotel are to be commend
ed. Next door to this establishment
is the hardware and furniture store
of L. R. Upton and Mr. Upton has
a fine establishment for a place the
size of Union and one which will com
pare favorably with many large cities.
The Woodman building Is substantial
two story brick which would be a
credit to this or any other city. Ban
ning Bros., also recently erected a
fine two story building which is filled
with stocks of goods, the drug store
of Alva Stltes being a neat and at
tractive little store with an excellent
soda fountain In connection.
Taken all around Union Is a pleas
ant little place with good people liv
ing there and a mighty nice place to
visit In. The writer met the affablo
Charley Graves and his son Harry,
the enterprising editor of the Ledger
while there and had a pleasant chat
of a few moments with them.
William Holhshuh came In Satur
day from an extended trip over the
southern country visiting Oklahoma
and Texas among other states. He
reports things throughout the Bouth
as very good In general with plenty
of rain and good crops. Mr. Hohlahuh
exsects to remain about here for sev
eral days and will visit with old time
friends In this vicinity.
In Love Willi Piattsmouth.
From Monday'a Dally.
Colonel John Franklin Swezey. the
land salesman extraordinary to the
Union Pacific Land company, return
ed to the city this morning from Om
aha after spending the week end at
home with his parents. Colonel J.
F. wants to buy Plattsmouth prop
erty and he has several good pieces
of land in sight which Just suits his
purpose. Incidentally, the colonel still
maintains Colorado land is best for
all purposes but his aged parents will
hive Nebraska land.
Colonel Swezey is a great admirer
of Plattsmouth as a place to live in
because he can do better here In the
way of buying things to eat and wear.
The colonel today ordered an over
coat and a suit of clothese from a
local clothing firm because he finds
he can do better with them than he
can In Omaha or elsewhere. The
quality of the goods is what he takes
into consideration and for the same
amount of money he cannot com
mence to buy so good goods else
where as he can right In this man's
town. This is a boost for Platts
mouth merchants which they should
apreciate. The clothes purchased
by the colonel runs up close to the
one hundred dollar mark which Is
some help.
Nebraska City Races.
Tommorw Nebraska City opens its
four days race meet and this prom
ises to be the best thing seen in this
section for a long time to come. The
sport loving element of the people
from this city are invited to attend
and are assured that no pains will be
spared to make their visit a good
one. The meeting runs on July 19,
20, 21 and 22, and each day there
will be a card of fine races. Over
150 horses are entered for this event
and. they will be hotly contested.
The horses have Just finished at Au
burn and they did fine work there.
They will do as well or better at Ne
braswa City. $6,100 In purses is
hung up and this Insures good horses
and good races. There will be a
guldeless pacing match each day that
will be worth seeing as an exhibition
of animal sagacity. The Nebraska
Mink" League Base Ball team will
play at home with good competitors
and they are playing fast ball which
Is an added attraction worth seeing.
There will also be plenty of good
music and everything else ctich will
be worth hearing or seeinj. Nebras
ka City Is a good town to go to and
Plattsmouth ought to help it along.
Fine Shetland Ponies.
William Gilmour was In the city
Saturday afternoon from his home
n Rock Bluffs precinct, bringing
with him several fine Shetland ponies
which he was taking to pasture.
Among them was one very fine dwarf
Shetland which Mr. Gilmour recently
brought home after some time In the
pasture. This little animal Is coal
blaqk and very small but it Is a per
fect spetiman of the breed and one
of the finest of all he has raised.
He values it particularly high and
is willing to have It examined by any
horse expert. The animal attracted
much attention while It was on the
street and was universally admired.
Mr. Gilmour also had a sorrel Shet
land which was considerably larger
and which Is also a fine animal. His
animals are rapidly forging to the
front as fine specimens of their kind
and are well worthy looking over by
anyone who wants this breed of ani
mals for his home or farm. For the
little folks there Is nothing better
than a Shetland and Mr. Gilmour has
them on band In all sizes.
Services at Methodist Church.
At the Methodist church yesterday
there was a handsome attendance
despite the heat and a most Interest
ing service had. The services were
baptismal In their nature and six chil
dren entered the fold by Immersion.
In addition twenty-nine members
were added to the church rolls of
whom fourteen entered by letter, two
by transfer and thirteen by confession
of faith. This is a remarkably good
showing and speaks volumes for the
work of Rev. Austin. The services
were also marked by a great deal of
good singing and music and on tho
whole were highly enjoyable.
Well Represented.
Union and Liberty precinct was
represented In the Democratic county
convention by all their delegates and
they were a mighty fine crowd of men
too. The delegation Included Senator
W. B. Banning, James Reynolds, C.
C. Frans, Charles Reynolds, Ray
Frans, George Saxton, M. Lynde, Joo
Banning, John Hansell, I G. Todd
and that Is a pretty representative
Claims Mrs. Monroe Fell and
Injured Herself.
Lawrence Stull who is charged by
his sister, Mrs. O. P. Monroe with
having assaulted her with intent to
do her great bodily injury, was in
the city Saturday and called upon
the Journal to protest against what
he claims to have been an unjust
attack upon him In connection with
this case. He states that the story
as told In the Journal was Incorrect
and denies that he assaulted his sis
ter but that he acted in defense of
himself against her. Mr. Stull relates
that on the day the trouble took
place he was at Monroe's store when
Monroe was there and that everything
seemed all right. There was a lot
of good natured bantering going on
between Monroe and himself and that
Monroe told him, (Stull) that he ow
ed Monroe four dollars for what he
called a "senate" seat, although Mr.
Stull states he did not know and
does not now know what a "senate"
seat is. He took Monroe to be In
fun and when the latter said he
vould cut It down to $3.50 an account
of Stull delivering the chair to him
self, he still did not grasp what was
meant. There was considerable more
conversation after which Monroe left
and Mrs. Monroe and Stull were
As he tells it the conversation be
tween them turned upon the same
"senate" seat again and Mrs. Monroe
waxed abusive and turned loose upon
him a torrent of profanity and vul
garity of the most pronounced sort.
She accused Stull of driving up to
the store one day and setting in
the "senate" seat until things were
closed up at noon when he loaded the
seat Into his wagon and drove home.
In plain language, she accused him
of stealing the seat and this led to
the trouble. Mrs. Monroe's language
to him during this talk was ex
tremely vile according to Stull, she
accusing him of being the lowest
possible kind of an animal. He
states he took this abuse for some
time and that he tried his best to
make her stop that line of talk but
with no success. Finally, after a par
ticularly vile accusation had been
made against him, he lost his temper
and told her that if she didn't stop
he would slap her. This seemed to
set her crazy and she opend a show
case and tried to get hold of a re
volver which was In It. According
to Stull, her Intention was to use the
revolver on him. Ho stepped around
the end of the counter and grasped
her wrists and a struggle ensued dur
ing which she continued to shout vit
uperation and abuse at him. Final
ly slapped her across the mouth and
noso with the open hand which he
claims is every blow ho dealt her.
After he slapped her she screamed
and he loosened his hold on her and
let her go. She started to run around
behind the counter and In doing so
caught her foot In some iron rods
which were lying on the floor and
was hurled forward, striking her head
and face against the corner of tho
counter. He then left and ho Is posi
tive, he did not use his fist and ho
denies. Indignantly, that he kicked
her. He maintains that the serious
damage done her was when she fell
over the rods and that he was not In
the least responsible for tho condi
tion she now Is In.
Mr. Stull states that he Is firmly of
the opinion that this trouble is made
solely for forming a basis for a dam
ago suit against him as he knows
that Monroe has retained a lawyer
for that purpose. Ho blames the
entire trouble on old matters which
have existed In the past. As an
evidence of his good feeling toward
Monroe and his wife, he asserts that
when they wanted to go Into tho Be
cond hand business they fame and
asked him to go their Becurity for
$500 at a bank In this city. He did
this and when the time came for the
note to bo paid the bank called upon
him for payment. This he Insisted
Monroe should do and ho took steps
to collect the money by a threatened
levy upon their property. From that
time on ho asserts the trouble was
brewing. Monroo and his wife had
tho note to pay and did pay It as
Stull claims he compeled them to.
Mr. Stull denies further that ho never
told his mother of tho trouble but
states ho did not at first when he
went homo out of consideration for
her feelings. Later ho did tell her
what happened and Just how It hap
pened as stated above. i
As to settling the matter and stop
ping prosecution, Mr. Stull denies any
such intention and states he iutendi
to fight the case through. He states
further that he never had any feeling
toward the Monroe's over their buy
ing hay from other people or other
markets and states that he could not
sell hay at present if they wanted
It. He also denies that there was
any ground for many of the state
ments made as to why the trouble
came up and he especially denies in
toto the story told of the spade trou
ble. He states It is entirely unrea
sonable to suppose he would fight
over a spade. All his tools are
branded In the steel and he could
Identify them anywhere he found
He was much Incensed over the
story told by the Monroes' and de
nounces it as a fabrication. He ask
ed that the public be permitted to
hear of his side of the story and
this is cheerfully done so that both
sides may be heard. Mr. Stull stated
that he had been unfortunate In hav
ing a lot of litigation In the courts
here In times past but he never had
been accused of stealing anything
and he had always paid his debts. He
hopes for a Bpeedy trial and is con
fident ho will be acquitted when a
Jury can hear the facts as told on
the stand.
l'lntlsniouth Youths Fnlcrtained.
From Monday's Dally.
J. M. Melsinger and w ife yesterday
eirtcrtalned a company of Platts
mouth young men who drove out to
heir beautiful farm near Cedar Creek
who spent a mighty pleasant time.
The party consisted of Messrs. Frank
and Joseph Libershal and Anton H.
Koubek. There was the usual magni
ficent Sunday dinner than which no
better Is put up than Mrs. Melsinger
Is capable of. Everything which an
abundant nature could bestow was
upon the table and the day was made
a most pleasant ono. When the boys
had finished they felt that the Mels
iingers were really their worst friends
for they had eaten altogether too
much to be comfortable. One feature
of the Jolly part was a grand exhibi
tion stunt put on by each of tho
numbers in shocking wheat. This wtu
Just to show what they could do and
they certainly made them some how
Whether they will make real farm
ers or not is up to Mr. Melsinger
to tell as he was the Judge of tho
show. It rns a nice pleasant day In
the wheat field, too. The party re
turned to the city in the late even
ing, having thoroughly enjoyed tho
day and especially gratified at thej
splendid hospitality of Mr. and Mrs.
Melsinger, two of Cass county's finest
A liong Preserved Relic.
Several days since Benton Klnkald
ressurected an old trunk which he
had brought with him from his old
Kentucky home many years ago and
he turned it over to his folks who
wanted to use it for some domestic
purpose. In cleaning It out they ran
across an old invitation, which had
been given to Mr. Klnkald's father
back In Kentucky In 1 826. Tho docu
ment Is still in a fine state of preser
vation and the ink looks almost as
fresh as when it was first laid on
the paper. The Invitation reads as
follows: "The company of Mr. Isaac
Kinkado is solicited at a bail on
Thursday evening, 28th Inst, at the
home of Mrs. James Pain.
Dec. 17, 1 820. Doct. Gaston, Doct.
Carlisle, Win. Dawson, P. A. Cooney,
The Doct. Carlisle spoken of abovo
was the father of former secretary
of the treasury, John O. Carlisle. Tho
document Is an interesting one nnd a
relic worthy of preservation.
Makes a lilt.
Charles Grimes of the Journal is In
receipt of a post card from G. R. Ol
son, dated, Milwaukee, July 16, in
which Giis says that, he has been hav
ing a good time at the photographers'
convention with all kinds of prospects
of business. Tho Olson Photo Ma
chine is the hit of the convention. His
encouraging words will bo good news
to the many people in this city who
have been so confident of the Buecess
of this Invention and they are glad
to know that the printing machine Is
going to make good. There has nev
er been any doubt of the success of
tho institution and there is no doubt
but that the orders for the same will
swamp tho factory as soon as tho
merits of it are known.
Dr. B. F. Brcndel and wife of Mur
ray were In tho city this morning,
the former looking after business
matters and tho lady making a brief
visit In the city. They returned this