The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, July 25, 1910, Image 7

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    JOHN IIES MID JOil1; Mil Fit-
JutigeBeeson Imposes Fine of $110.00 Upon Each of Them For
Their Part in Last Saturday's Disturbance.
Judge Beeson tLia morning fin
ished the hearing of the cases of the
State vs. John Jones and the State
vs. John Kgan and at its conclusion
found both of the defendants guilty
as charged and assessed their fines
as follows:
John Jones $10 on the first count,
$50 on the second count and ?j0
cn the third county, or a total of
John Egan $10 on the first count,
-50 ou the second count, and $30 on
the third count, or a total of $110.
The first count in the complaint
charged drunkenness, the second
charge was for assault upon Chief
Ralney of the local police force and
the chief received some rough hand
and abusing an officer in the dis
charge of his duty.
The trouble which occasioned the
heavy fines Imposed took place on
last Saturday night 1n an uptown
saloon when Chief Uainey went into
the bar to quell some loud w ords and
profanity and valgarity which was
going on. At the time a fight ensued
in which the two men fined today
were alleged to have taken a promi
nent part along with Harry Poisall
and another young man who is al-,
leged to have tried to restrain or
hold the officer when he tried to put
Toisall, Jones and Egan under ar
rest. The fight was a bad one and
the chief received some rought hand
ling including being hit over the head
by a beer bottle and otherwise mal
treated. The trial started yesterday after
noon with C. H. Taylor and B. S.
Ramsey appearing for the state and
A.' L. Tidd defending the men. It
was a long drawn out and hard
fought trial, the entire afternoon be
ing taken up in hearing the testi
mony which was decidedly indefinite
and vague. It seemed hard to se
cure statements from the numerous
witnesses on the stand as to Just
what either of the defendants did in
the matter, the witnesses apparently
seeing more of what Poisall who was
not on trial did than of either of the
other defendants. The taking of the
testimony was concluded yesterday
evening and the argument was set
for this morning.
C. H. Taylor argued the case for
the state and made a clear presenta
tion of what' he considered the evi
dence and the law while A. L. Tidd
made an exhaustive legal argument
in' favor of the prisoner's and ques
tioned the necessity for the chief's
invading the saloon and the condi
tions surrounding the riot. At its
conclusion Judge Eeeson took up the
question of punishment and assessed
the fines as above stated.
The total of the fines foot up heav
ily and there Is also a large bill of
costs accumulated which the prison
ers will have to pay or lay out in
jail. They did not have funds on
hand with which to pay their sev
eral fines and the costs and in con
sequence were remanded to jail
where they will have to remain un
til some arrangements are made to
let them out. Owing to the amount
of the costs, the total term which the
two men will have to serve will run
pretty close to ninety days in Jail.
The effect of the stiff sentence im
posed Is believed to be salutary and
it Is the general opinion that these
fines will serve to discourage law
lessness and lack of respect for the
police power of the city. Chief Rain
ey when on the stand yesterday made
an excellent witness and was very
clear and distinct in his recollection
of all the events which took place.
Egan was practically convincted upon
his testimony as he swore positively
to having seen Egan when he hit
him with a bottle while Egan could
not swear to much of what happen
ed and admitted that he was pretty
drunk at the time. The fact that
both of the defendants plead guilty
to being drunk as charged In the
first count of the complaint also
served to weaken their testimony be
fore the court. It is not believed
that an appeal will be taken in the
matter although It is understood the
counsel for the defendants complain
ed that his clients did not have a
far trial.
In connection with this trial it
has been said that a conspiracy ex
isted in the city to "do up me
chief of police and this made him
all the more watchful for his life.
Chief Ralney during the time he has
been on the force for the past sev
eral months has made an exceptional
ly good officer and has earned many
high words of praise from the citi
zens generally for his valorous and
courageous conduct. That he is en
title! to the protection .which the
law throws about it3 guardians
seems to be the consensus of opin
ion and it is believed no more trou
ble will take place during the time
he remains at the head of the force.
Wouldn't Sign.
A special from Weeping Water,
under date of July 22, says: "The
local management of the Plaltsmouth
, Telephone company, under the in
structions of the company, circulated
a petition here among the patrons
asking the Judge w ho granted the In
junction restraining the officers Jroiu
selling to the Bell company, to re-
move the injunction and permit the
' sale. Not a single patron of the
(company here would sign the petition."
Manager Beit 1'olock when shown
the above dispatch from Weeping
Water stated that the statement In it
was true. He explains that when the
petition was sent to their manager at
that place instructions were given
him to interview .the company's pa
trons and explain to them in detail
the object of the petition. He was
supposed to have done this but for
some reason unknown to the promo
ters of the petition most of the com
pany's patrons declined to sign it and
the manager telephoned the office
here that he could not get the sign
ers. He was then advised not U
make much of an effort to obtain
them but to return the petition un
signed to the. local office as It was
not the desire of the officials to in
sist upon the signatures if the patrons
did not want the Increased service.
Mr. Pollock stated that a curious
fact about the transfer of the stock
was that an offer was made to the
different stockholders of the com
pany Individually, as he understood
it, and that the ones who did not
want to sell were almost uniformly
confined to Weeping Water and that
most of them were still holding their
stock, although they had the same
offer made them that the Flatts
mouth stockholders and the holders
at the other local exchanges had. Out
side of Weeping Water, Mr. Pollock
states, the patrons at the other coun
ty exchanges were satisfied and sold
their stock for par, Just as the pros
pective purchasers wanted. He did
not regard the statement of the
Weeping Water dispatch as at all
Imnnrtant and did not consider it
as affecting the deal in the least.
The Xebraka City lUcen.
Nebraska City, Neb., July 27.
The attendance at the rares was not
as heavy today as yesterday, it being
the closing day of the four day race
meet. In the 2:20 trotting rate there
were twenty entries with ten to start
and It was a warmly contested race.
Prince Waverly, a chestnut gelding
owned by Prince & Cato of Frederick,
wou In three straight heats while
Check Heart, a bay stallion owned by
Henry Thomas of Columbus, was a
close second'. In the first heat the
time was exceptionally fast. The
warmest and fastest race of the af
ternoon was the 2: IS trot. There
were twelve entries and six starters
and the first heat wps won by Belle
Tolus, a lay mare owned by Henry
Thomas of Columbus, Neb. But the
mare failed to show well after that
and Homer F., a black stallion own
ed by A. E. Noe cf Concordia, Kas.,
and driven by the owner, took the
next three heats, winning the race
with L. S. Crum, a chestnut gelding,
owned by H W. Brown of Parsons,
Kas., a close second.
In the running race there were
five starters. It was a three-quarter
mile dash. Vancenna took the lead
until on the home stretch, where she
lost it and Lady Breaurard won In
4.',. It was for a purse of $100.
Dan Fentiman is under the doctor's
care, having been ill for some time.
Mrs. Murfin who has been at the
Elmwood hospital for the past four
of five weeks, we are informed, is
getting better and can now sit up.
Misses Lucile and "Willa Minford
returned Tuesday from a two weeks
trip in the mountains. They visited
Denver, Colorado Springs, and many
other points of Interest.
We are pleased to announce the
improvement in the health of Mrs.
George Colbert, who was so seriously
ill for some time back. Mrs. Colbert
now takes her meals with the family.
Joseph Mullin and daughter Edith
and Miss Margaret Roberts, started
Wednesday noon for Brookdale, Col.,
where they will camp out for a month
or more and enjoy fishing for moun
tain trout.
Mrs. J. Flelschmann was taken se
riously 111 Monday and for a time
grave hopes were entertained lor her
recovery. A change for the better
took place Tuesday and at this writ
ing she is doing nicely.
Word was circulated upon our
streets yesterday of the death of
Grandma Bothwell. Particulars were
not available, but an obituary write
up of this estimable old lady we hope
to have for 'our next week's issue.
Funeral services will be held from
the Oliver Bothwell home tomorrow
(Saturday) morning nt 10 o'clock.
John II. Hart, who has been an in
mate for a short time of the Battle
Mountain Sanitarium, Hot Springs,
S. D., arrived Monday and is a guest
of his son Charles, at the Elmwood
House. In appearance Mr. Hart is
very feeble, but he sa.73 T.n r aoie to
cat three square meals a day. The
Battle Mountain Sanitarium is a re
sort for debilitated old soldiers, and
Is one of the most exquisitely fur-
Pleasant Surprise Puity.
A very pleasant surprise party was
given last evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Petersen, the
guest of honor being their daughter
Miss Anna, who was taken quite by
surprise but who soon recovered
and proceeded to make the guests
feel at home. The evening was most
pleasantly spent' with games of va
rious sorts and in other highly en
joyable ways. At the conclusion of
the games, a splendid luncheon was
served to which the many guests did
amide justice. This luncheon had
been prepared to suit the appetites
of the young folks and It was voted
a mighty fine one by all. It was late
when the party broke up and the de
parting guests took occasion to ex
press their thanks to their hostess
for the charming evening's enter
tainment they had been given.
Those attending Included: Misses
Celia Taylor, Minnie Fry, Minnie Mc
Kay, Stella Gooding, Delia White,
Eva Ward, Buelah Parker, Hannah
Berggren, Leta Lair, May Peterson,
Messrs. Harry White, P. Rihn, Floyd
Stone, Henry Perry, Ratio Taylor,
Everett Ward, S. E. May abb, Bentlo
Stone, Jesse P. Perry, Orphie Stone,
Claude Mavabb, George Morrison,
Frank Cook, Everett Gooding, Edgar
Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Peter
sen and Mrs. Lydia Funk.
Old Ilesident 111 Town.
Newton Russell of Pacific Junction
and John Q. Lawhead of Edgemont,
S. D., are in ythe city today making
a visit coming over from the Junc
tion this morning. Mr. Lawhead ar
rived In the Junction yesterday for
a visit with Mr. Russell and with
friends In this city where he former
ly worked. He was employed In the
Burlington shops here several years
since and has quite a number of
friends who will be glad to see him
back here even for a short visit. He
reports that matters around Edge
mont are quiet and that this has been
a very dry year In that locality. Of
course, the country about Edgemont
Is not much of an agricultural conn
try and it does not depend upon the
rains and crops for existence. How
ever It 13 a range country and rains
are needed to keep the range in good
condition. Mr. Lawhead expects to
visit several days In this locality
with friends Including William Men
denhall and a number of others.
A Narrow Escape.
The Missouri Pacific yesterday af
ternoon had a narrow escape from
losing their bridge over the Platte
river at Louisville by fire. A train
crossing the bridge Is believed to
have been responsible for the blaze.
The theory Is that live coals dropping
from the engine ignited the ties and
stringers. The fire was discovered
by William Diers, a prominent busi
ness man of Louisville and Ernest
Pautsch, a well known farmer liv
ing near that place. The gentlemen
had been fishing at the sand pits In
Sarpy county and were on their way
back to Louisville when they found
that several ties and stringers were
on fire and that the entire structure
was threatened with destruction. The
gentlemen reported the fire at once
and it was put out. Traffic was not
interfered with as the section crew
repaired the bridge so that trains
could cross In a short time. A good
deal of difficulty was experienced In
getting water to put out the fire ow
ing to the low stage of the river.
We are having the greatest S1
Sale of men's .suits that evtr I..;:k !v d
Takes Vacation.
Miss Helen Chapman departed
this afternoon for an extended trip
to the Pacific coast. She expect3 to
be gone for some three months and
during that time she will visit Cali
fornia with all Its points of Interest,
Oregon Including the city of Port
land, and Washington with Seattle,
Tacoma and the many varied attrac
tions In the way of scenery along that
country. Miss Chapman has been
one of the most faithful of the Bur
lington's employes during the past
years she has worked for the com
pany and has earned a long vacation
which she Is now taking. She un
doubtedly will have a pleasant time
and will find much of Interest to or
cupy herself with during her stay on
the coast. A large number of her
girl friends were at the depot to see
her leave.
flettinn Aln:f Muisfnetoiily.
Dr. B. F. Brendel of Murray drove
up from his home this morning in
his automobile to see Oliver Din
widdle, his patient. Ill at the Perkins
hotel of remittent fever. He found
him getting along satisfactorily. Col.
J. B. Seyboldt, Murray's popular and
well known citizen, aceompnnled him
on the trip. Col. Seyboldt had some
business matters to look after In the
city and had Intended to drive his
own machine up when Dr. Brendel
nlshed institutions maintained by the j onnie onK BmI nskf(1 nlm f0 af.(.orn
Mayor John P. Sattler was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha and
Mrs. Sattler and daughter, Mrs. Jesse
AVarga, were passengers on the af
ternoon train for Omaha where they
will join Mr. Sattler and where they
will spend the afternoon with a large
party of good friends from Peoria
and Pekln, 111.
pany him which he did. The gentle
men returned to Murray this morning.
A. C. Wardell of Boise, Ida., who
has been In the city looking after
real estate business, was a passenger
this afternoon for Omaha from which
point he will go to Ashland and Lin
coln and return to this city the Int-
tor pP't f the week.
Will Hold (iirnivul.
A special from Louisville under
date of July 22, says: "A committee
of local merchants met this week and
decided that Louisville would hold a
three days' carnival beginning Aug
ust IS and leasing until August 20
George Edmlsten from near Union
Is spending today in the city looking
after business. Mr. Edmlsten came
up this morning with Matt McQuInn
and they Intended to drive back this
afternoon even if It had the good
luck to rain and rain hard.
George Lindsay and wife, John
Hopkins of Des Moines, la., and L
Draper of Ord, Neb., were a party
who journeyed to Omaha this morn
Ing for the day. Mr. Hopkins Is a
brother of Mrs. Lindsay and has been
spending several days in the city
making her a visit. Mr. Draper Is
a friend of the family from Ord who
was down to Omaha with somo cattle
and who took advantage of his proxl
mlty to run down for a short visit
with them.
Ball Team (Joes to I'nion.
The Plattsmouth Base Ball team
today made a trip to Union where
they will play the Union team this
afternoon. The team Is a patched
up one and a number of the strong'
est players were not with it. The
game will probably prove an exciting
one and likely a close one as Platts
mouth has not used all its good
players for the contest and the Un
ion team is one of the best In the
ounty outside of this city. The boys
were guaranteed mcir expenses vy
the Union team to go down there to
keep in shape for other games more
than anything else. A number of
enthusiastic fen friends accompanied
them and will root for the locals.
Union Is a good base ball town and
extra pood for its size and doubtless
there will bo quite a crowd In at
tendance. There Is ground for sus
picion that Charles L. Graves may be
injected Into the game as he can't
get away from his enthusiasm over
the game and would likely feel the
bit a little when the contest opens
up. The locals are assured of good
treatment In Union today and are al
ways glad of an Invitation to play
ball In that city.
To Represent Otoe am Ciish.
The Guaranty Fund Life Assur
ance association oi uraann nus con
cluded arrangements with James II.
Donnelly to represent it in Cass and
Otoe counties and will assume
Ci -.'ranee
ii Platts
mouth. We are afraid posiii!) -u uuv i.tis this
chance to buy Mich good suits at such l"V price.
This is a sweeping clearance of all odd suit Most
of them are fancies in light s'rays, tans and olive
stripes new goods, stylishly made. Among them
are a few blacks, blues and plain grays. You can
not find such-values in this or any other town. If
you doubt it come in and see them or ask the men
who have bought them. We have another mighty
attractive bargain in our special clearance of high
grade suits at
These suits arc the finest suits made just the
odds and ends we are closing at this unusual price.
Only a few mors of thosa "mada In Platttmouth" Shirts left
at 59o. Better come now, and don't forget about tlioie Fine
Dress Slilits, without collars, we are closing out at 89o.
. i. Uescoifs Sons
"Posey" Messersmlth Tells Some
Very Interesting Stories
W. D., better known as "Posey
Messersmlth created some sensation
this morning by calling luBtlly for
tho police or the sheriff as he
thought he was being held up by
robbers. JuIIub Nelisen who was on
his way home from work, saw Posey
and his horse and buggy and at once
climbed in for a ride. His motives
were looked on by Posey with sus
picion and he raised the call for
help. Ye Journal reporter aided by
Jack Benson Identified Neilson whom
Posey had worked with 'steen years
ago and smoothed out the trouble.
Posey was in a reminiscent mood this
morning talking with the crowd,
Itlnn nt nncn. Mr. DoniiellV
formerly was connected with the as-1 told of how many years ago he was
,io(inn in t,ia rui,v nml hRs done I swni rung mine iocai j-fuuswu..
a great deal of business for it. This
U one life company which has given
satlrt'aetlon during quite a period of
time and which has many good pa
trons throughout this county who can
lend their endorsement to it. Mr.
Donnelly Is a thoroughly capable
man and doubtless wil renaw the
past success which he bad made with
the company, a success which result
ed In it being iulto anxious to have
1,1m once more with it.
Matt McQuInn, one of Union's
best citizens and a well known and
popular Democrat, Is spending the
day In the fity looking after busi
ness matters, having driven up this
morning from his homo. Ho paid
the Journal one of his usual pleasant
visits and Bpent some little time In
social conversation with his friends
here. Matt Is ono of the men whom
the Journal force Is always pleased
to see and it hopes he can come ngaln
and soon.
Jlmmv Pine as yardmaster. One
bitter winter day when the wind was
howling over tho prairies and snow
was coming down in blinding clouds,
the main line between this city and
Lincoln became blocked and the com
pany ordered the bhow plow out.
line called Posey before him and
told him he would send him to Lin
coln with the plow. At once Posey
developed tho most severe case of
sickness he had ever had or has
ever had since. Ho was almost un
able to move and his condition was
critical indeed. Jimmy relented and
called In another man whom ho of
fered tho honor to. Tho same dis
easo which was threatening to wreck
Posey's physical works attacked the
other man and ho was compelled (?)
to decline the honor much as ho re-
cretted it. Pino was at a loss for
through the open country It was sim
ply awful.
Jack described that trip as tho
worst he ever experienced. The rhow
plow was to run one station ahead '
of train No. .1 and w hen they hit Ash
land they ran dear through the town
before they knew where they were.
They would run along without any
trouble for a ways when they wouM
hit a cut and Instantly they would bo
buried In a wall of snow. So fierce
was tho storm that after they had
cleared the yards at Greenwood,
train No. 3 only a few miles behind
they stalled In the cut near that
town. It was strange but after that
Jack had the same Illness come on
which Posey had whenever snow plow
was mentioned.
Posey states that he will have the
greatest crops this year tie ever had.
He has corn whic Is Igererdluetaol
He has corn which is higher than a
man's head. This Is on the lowlands
where tho best corn Is being raised
this year and It promises a great
yield. He believes that he will make
a record crop of this cereal tlijs year
with any kind of luck at all. He
also has a largo crop of cow beets,
or forage beets which he will use
for feed this winter for his animals.
Some of them have grown so rank,
however, that they are not available
for this purpose and he Intends to
saw them off and trim them up and
use thein for fence posts. All of
which Is some beets. And It beets
tho band how Posey's Imagination
has grown, too.
Secretary-Theasurer Hood of the
Lincoln Independent Telephone com
pany, representing Frank it. Woods,
who Is fighting tho merger between
the Pell Interests and the Independ
ent phono In this city, camo down
this morning from Lincoln to look af
ter some business for his company.
He paid the Journal a pleasant call
and stated Home mil Iters eoncornlnir
someone to send out for there had to the WM bctween the two coinpanca
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Soars the
Signature of
bo a man with the plow when finally
ho saw Jack Denson coming down tho
tracks. Jack In those days had not
I had so much experience as tho other
fellows and was not aware of the
grief Involved In riding a snow plow
through blizzard and when the honor
was conferred upon him by Pino with
all due dignity, he swelled up and
promptly accepted. The run to Lin
coln was a wild and fierce one. From
here to ARhland everything went ery
smooth but from Ashland on out
which would make interesting read
ing. He returned to his home this
afternoon at fl:30.
John Fight, wife and daughter,
Miss Hattle, were passengers on the
morning train for Omaha where they
will witness the final windup ot the
sangerfest and enjoy the picnic to bo
given there by the tinging societies