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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 19, 1910)
Tlires Pilars ta B3 Brought
Oct in Libel Cas
HARD J93 TO SELECT AMY.
Is Letter of Carroll Relative to Cownie
a Privileged Communication, Is Par
amount Question If Court So De
cides Case Will Be Dismissed, It Is
Said by Knowing Ones.
Des Moines, Dec. 19. There are
Just three phases to be brought out in
the case or Governor Carroll, indicted
on the charge of criminally libeling
John Cownie, according to those who
have closely followed the case. The
governor was placed on trial this
morning in the Polk county district
court before Judge James A. Howe.
The three paramount Questions in
the case, it is said by persons who
have followed it closely, are.
Was the letter of Governor Carroll
relative to John Cownie a privileged
communication, or did he in his official
capacity have the authority to write
such a letter?
Or was it written and sent out un
der a qualified privilege?
Or was it not privileged under any
It is anticipated that as soon as the
Jury has been secured in the case
which it is estimated will take two
days at least attorneys for Governor
Carroll will move for a directed ver
dict on the ground that the letter upon
which the governor was Indicted was
strictly privileged. It is rumored, also,
that the defense will contest every
step and will make the state prove
that Carroll either wrote or authorized
the letter in question.
If the court rules that the letter is
privileged, then a directed verdict will
follow and the trial will be over.
If, however, it is ruled that the let
ter was sent under a qualified priv
ilege, then the bars are let down for
the Introduction of a great mass of
evidence on both sides, to prove or
disprove claims of malice on the part
of the chief executive.
And if the court hold3 that the let
ter is In no sense or under any con
structlon a privileged communication,
then it is said, It is necessary for the
state but to prove that Governor Car
rol! wrote or authorized the letter and
that It was published and generally
In defense the governor will offer.
In that case, such evidence as he has
In defense of circulation of the letter
and the statements made by him
SOME HUGE EARS OF CORN
H. D. Case Turns Slough Into a Corn
Field and Profits by Change.
Madrid, la., Sept. 19. That the
drainage plan pays is being shown
this year by the fact that II. D. Chase,
a farmer living three miles from Mail-
rid, has thirty acres of the finest corn
in Iowa, grown where last year there
was a marsh. Some of the ears of
corn picked at random In the field this
week were twelve and fourteen inches
in length and perfectly grained. On
one ear, twelve and a half inches In
length, there were eighteen rows of
corn, with an average of fifty kernels
to the row.
One year ago last summer Chase
began to tile the thirty acres of marsh
which he owned. In the fall he plowed
the land, working It over again this
spring and planting it in corn. Not
withstanding the fact that the weather
this spring was extremely bad, the
field has done wonderfully well and
will produce per acre one of the great
est yields in the state.
L. B. Allen Promoted.
Burlington, la., Sept. 19. A number
of important changes in officials of
the Burlington system were announced
here. Among them are the appoint
ment of L. B. Allen, present superin
tendent of the Iowa lines here, to the
position of superintendent of lines
west of the Missouri river, taking the
position now held by W. B. Throop.
Throop Is appointed general manager
of the Omaha, Missouri and Kansas
lowan Dies From Peculiar Cause.
Manchester, la., Sept. 19. Ben Carl
son died under peculiar circumstances
at Henry Peterson's home. An au
topsy at the inquest revealed that the
lungs hnd bn clogged with particles
of eges inhaled at supper while Carl
son was hiuehing at Home Joke. The
Jury returned a verdict of accidental
Iowa Av'ator Falls.
Iowa City. Ja., Sept. 19. Eugene
Ely, aeronaut for Glenn C irtiss, who
fell last week in an nsrenslm at Rock
Island, Is a resident of Inwa City. H
second ascension wrs successful, hi"
machine rising 2.100 fet In the air.
Mr. Ely is a cnw'soii of Commander
E. II. Ely of this place.
Shearer He'd fcr Murder.
Mason City, la., Sept. 19. Justice
Rankin held .1. A. Shearer, alleged
murderer of Henry Luckus, a baker
here, June 16 last, to the grand Jury
without ball. The decision was made
on the confession of Harry Parsons,
who said he was with the defendant
when the act was committed.
FIND CLOTHES ON RIVER BANK I
Nebraska City Cent'st Supposed to
Have Er.ded Life in Missourl.
Nebraska City, Neb., Sept. 19- -A
pil-j oi ilothes and naked foot prints
leading to the Missouri's hank are tue
last traces of Dr. H. S. Ganson. w.io
is feared to have committed suicicie.
Dr. Ganson, one of the city's moat
prominent men, left his home at 2:ou
a. m., mounted his bicycle, rode p.way
toward the river and has not b.jeii
seen since. The clothes were toir.id
neatly folded by the bank and ths
print of bare feet led down to the
Dr. Ganson's household knew of his
departure, but thought little of it be
cause he had been troubled with in
somnia and it was supposed that, un
able to sleep, he was merely taking a
ride. When he did not return daring
the day search was Instituted.
Dr. Ganson, who was a dentist by
profession, belonged to the Ancient
Order of United Workmen, the
Knights and Ladies of Security and
the Modern Woodmen. These societies
have ofTered $13( for the recovery of
the body and the river is being
dragged. Dr. Ganson was married and
there are four children.1
NEW PLAN FOB
Avery, Davidson and Thrs 3 From
Church Sciioa's to At).
Lincoln, Sept. 19. Chancellor Avery
has rtcitu a letter now ui. Geoie
It. l'aii.-.i, societal y ot the hiioaes
seholaislup trust, revising the per
sonnel ot the cumuiiiiee on awarua
for Nebraska. Ileieatur the comma
tee is to consist of live members:
First, the chancellor ol the University
of Nebraska; second, a representative
of the public schools appointed by the
chancellor, and third, lourth and tilth,
to be annually elected by the presi
dents of the denominational colleges.
of the state. It has also been decided
that four votes out of five shall be re
quired for au election. Dr. Parkin, in
reconstituting the committee, had ' in
mind the formation of a smaller anu
consequently more effective working
organization and also wished to guaru
against the possibility of any candi
date being selected solely by the votes
of representatives of any one type oi
The chancellor has named Superln
dent W. M. Davidson of Omaha as the
representative of the public schools
and will request the presidents of the
denominational colleges to elect the
three remaining members as soon as
Gow Funeral in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Dec. 19. The funeral of
Allen T. Gow was held here this alter
noon at the home of the deceaseds
mother, Mrs. L. A. Gow. Charles I..
Gow of Omaha, who went to Kewanee
for the body, declared that the sup
position was correct that heart disease
had carried off his brother, who died
on a railroad train. Mr. Gow was
forty years of age.
Big Attendance at Normal.
Peru, Neb., Sept. 19. Registration
at the Peru normal school began this
morning, and for this purpose a spe
cial train was run from Nebraska City
to convey students from Omaha to
the normal school. From the advance
orders for rooms, It is indicated that
the largest attendance in the history
of the school will be registered.
INCUBATOR BABIES CIE
Physician in Charge of Exhibition at
Louisville, Sept. 19. As a result of
the death of three babies on exhibition
In an Incubator at the state fair here,
Dr. Douglas Snyder of Pittsburg-was
arrested at Jeffersonville.
Twelve warrants were ; 4 n out by
County Attorney Bullitt .. ouisviile
on the charge of a statutory offense
and the arrest was made by Chief of
Police Wall of Jeffersonville. Dr.
Snyder made a statement during the
day that the babies died because he
was unable to give them the proper
attention while making the trip from
Chicago to Louisville. The deputy
coroner found as a result of hla in
vestigation that the babies died of
Mrs. Douglas Snyder, wife of the
physician, .was arrested at the fair
grounds In Iouisvllle, charged with
being an accessory.
Catholic Monk Arrested.
Lisbon, Sept. 19. According to ad
vices Mgr. Baldomero, superior of the
Aldea Ponte friars, was arrested as
he was entering the Spanish monas
tery. Th monastery was recently
closed by an Imperial decree and Its
occupants expelled and threatened
with arrest If they returned to this
Ballinger Indorsed In Wyonlng.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 19. Or.e ol
the resolutions that met with moRt
popular favor at tho recent Republic
an state convention at Rawlins, Wyo.,
was one Indorsing the administration
of Richard A. Ilalllner, secretary of
Two Killed In Wreck.
Union City, Ind., Sept. 19 Two
men were killnl ml thirteen Injured
when twi tr-"t'nn car rr.'t In a head
on "'illslnn r.fr?.
From Saturday's 1 'a it y
Mis3 Elizabeth Falter was au Ou;
aha passtuger on the morning train
O. C. Dovey was a morning visitor
at the metropolis where he was called
on business of important e.
P. Egan and wife and daughter
spent the day lu Omaha, taking the
early train this morning.
Mr. C. Neff and wife were Omaha
passengers on the first train today
where they looked after business
E. C. Hill, Burlington storekeeper
and wife, went to Lincoln on the
morning train today to spend Sunday
G. M. Spurlock of York who was
called here to attend the funeral ot
W. L. Pickett, returned to his home
Mrs. Agnew who Is a guest of her
mother, Mrs. C. H. Parmele, was a
passenger to the metropolis on the
morning train today.
Mrs. J. M. Robertson and daughter,
Miss Jessie, went to Omaha on the
morning train today and visited with
friends between trains.
J. W. Lewis bought a ticket for
Tekaniah and boarded the train for
that city this morning. Mr. Lewis
goes to look after renting a farm for
Mrs. William Budlg, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Fischer and son, Herman,
went to Omaha to spend the day
viewing the sights and looking after
some items of business.
Mr. Kauble returned from Lincoln
yesterday where he was called to see
his sister, Mrs. W. C. Holmes who Is
dying with a cancer. There is no
chance for Mrs. Holnjes' recovery,
and her demise is only a question of
a short time.
The Herger bakery plant received
a card this morning from Mr. Herger
written at Baltimore, stating that Mr.
Herger Is having the time of his life,
has Just attended the great conven
tion of bakers, and will start to Wash
ington and New York within a day
Sheriff C. D. Qulnton returned
last evening from a trip to Harting
ton, Neb., where he had been on of
ficial business. The sheriff saw sev
eral old time Cass county citizens
who are located in Cedar county, do
ing nicely. Among the gentlemen in
terviewed were: George Burrows, Alf
Trumbell, Earl Pickett and others.
A. Peterson and wife and babe
went to Omaha this morning for the
J. W. Godwin and wife and child
went to Omaha today to visit friends
for two days.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCarthy spent
the day in Omaha where they went
to visit with friends.
James Buranek and daughter, Miss
Anna, spent the day in Omaha look
ing after business matters.
Andrew Matous and daughter, Miss
Georgia, went to Lincoln this morn
ing to visit friends for a few days.
Misses Alpha and Gertie Peterson
visited friends in Omaha today, go
ing to that city on No. 15 this morn
ing. Mrs. C. S. Johnson and daughter,
Mildred, spent the day in the me
tropolis, going on the early train this
Mrs. J. C. Brittian and children
spent the day In the metropolis, go
ing to that city this morning on the
Miss Hattle Llbershal was calling
on friends in Omaha between trains
today, going on the first train this
Mrs. Frank Wondra spent the day
with friends In Omaha today, having
departed for the metropolis on the
Mrs. Dr. Cummins and daughters,
Mildred and Emma, spent the day In
the metropolis, going on the early
train this morning.
Mrs. J. H. Kuhns and son, Stand
ley, were Omaha passengers on the
early train today where they spent
the day with friends.
Charles Ulrlch, wife and daughters,
Josephine and Sophia, went to Omaha
on the morning train today where
they visited friends for a time.
John Svoboda departed for Hay
Springs, Nebraska, on the morning
train today and will be absent four
or five weeks visiting relatives.
A. Kaffenberger drove In from his
farm In Eight Mile Grove precinct
this morning and was shaking hands
with his Plattsmouth friends today.
Mrs. J. R. Hunter and daughter,
Jannet, were passengers to Omaha
cn the morning train today where
they will visit with friends for a
W. I. Applcgate, wife and chil
dren, and Miss Louise Gauer.of Ce
dar Creek, came in on No. 4 this
morning and visited with II. A.
Schneider and family for a time.
Mrs. Ben Klson of oLs Angeles,
Cal., arrived last evening and will
visit friends for a time. The Elsons
removed to California several years
ago, tA this la Mrs. Bison's first re
William Sutton of near Rock
Bluffs anie to Plattsmouth yester
day a:id boarded the early train this
i morning for Rosaline, Neb., where
he will visit his sons, Thomas and
John for an Indefinite time.
Mrs. Barrows of near Murray was
a Plattsn:outh visitor today.
H. E. Clark made a flying trip to
Omaha last evening on business.
Miss tthel Jones went to Haeloek
on the afternoon train yesterday.
Mrs. Yal Burkel visited friends at
Omaha this afternoon between trains.
Joe Agenbraer and wife were Om
aha passengers on the morning train
Mrs. John Toman spent the day in
the metropolis looking after some
Mrs. Ed. Fitzgerald spent the day
In Omaha, going on the early train
Joe Sasatka and wife went to Om
aha and South Omaha today to spend
Sunday with friends.
John Hennings of near Louisville
was a Plattsmouth visitor today look
ing after business matters.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Thompson and
son, Glen, spent the day in Omaha,
going on the morning train.
George B. Mann was called to Om
aha on the morning train today to
look after business matters.
G. P. Hell and wife went to Om
aha on the afternoon train yesterday
where they did Borne shopping. .
Pete Peterson of the bridge con
struction crew laid off this afternoon
and went to Omaha on business.
Henry Melslnger of Cedar Creek
was a Plattsmouth visitor today, hav
ing come In on No. 4 this morning.
Henry Hempel, the Lincoln real
estate man, arrived today to look af
ter business matters for a short time.
Henry Lobeck who has been visit
ing Will Grebe for a few days, return
ed to his home yesterday afternoon.
Miss Anna Barkening Is spending a
few days at Weeping Water, being a
guest at the home of Miss Eva Cana
dy. Charles Duke of Omaha came In
from Omaha on the morning train to
day to look after some business mat
ters. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Melslnger of
near Cedar Creek were in the city
today doing their week end shop
ping. Mrs. Fritz Helnrleh of Havelock
arrived today to visit over Sunday
with her parents, Frank Janda and
Harry Denson of Omaha arrived
last night and visited a short time
with his parents, J. R. Denson and
William Fight returned this morn
ing from the western part of the state
where he had been looking after bus
iness. Mrs. O. J. Hale and son returned
from Hamburg, la., yesterday where
she has visited her parents for a few
Miss l.oretta Scotten, Clarence
Staats and Miss lone Dovey were Om-
J aha passengers on the fast mall this
Mrs. P. E. Rufiner came down
from O.T.aha this morning where she
has been visiting her daughter for a
Frank Hawksworth of Lincoln
came in today to visit his parents,
Mr. D. Hawksworth and wife for a
Mrs. Z. L. Biddleeome who has
been the guest of the Travis home
for a few days, returned to her home
at Ashland today.
Mrs. M. McCool went to Omaha
yesterday afternoon to take her son,
Howard, to see Dr. Gifford about the
little boy's eyes.
Miss Edith Martin came down
from Omaha last evening to spend
Sunday with her parents, Dr. J. B.
Martin and wife.
Mrs. Geo. Tarns left yesterday for
Breeder, 111., where she will visit
her son-in-law, Henry Carstena and
family, for a few days.
All bills against the Base Ball as
sociation should be filed with John
Hatt, Jr., Secretary, before six o'clock
p. m., Monday evening.
Colonel H. C. McMaken departed
last evening for Atlantic City, New
Jersey, to attend the national en
campment of the O. A. R.
Charles Eads and wife of South
Omaha returned to their home last
evening, having visited relatives In
this city for a ahort time.
Pete Rouceka and wife and child
went to Omaha on the fast mall to
day where they visited friends for a
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gamble went
to St. Joseph's hospital this morning
to call on Mrs. Mullls who under
went an operation yesterday morning
R. W. Roberts, wife and three chil
dren returned from Thurman, la.,
this afternoon where they visited
friends for a few days.
Horace Elliott of tho Independent
phone line returned to Ashland this
afternoon after having been here a
few days looking after the construc
tion department of tho business.
Mrs. Stoehr of Lincoln, 111., and
Mrs. J. H. Wallen ot Lincoln, Neb.,
who have beon the guests of their
brother, James Anthony for a few
days, departed for their homes this
morning via Omaha.
Sim Upton of Union was In the city
today looking after business mat
ters. Miss Evelyn Taylor spent the af
ternoon in the metropolis, going on
the fast mall.
Crede Harris of Liberty precinct
was transacting business In Platts
Mrs. C. A. Peterson spent a few
hours In the metropolis today, going
on the fast mail.
Mrs. H. J. Schultz departed for
Ilemlngford, Neb., this afternoon,
where she will visit friends for a
Rev. Harrell and wife of Mynard
came to Plattsmouth today and then
boarded the fast mall train for Om
aha this afternoon.
A BARGAIN IF TAKEN SOON
Three half sections in Morlll county,
Nebraska, smooth, black soil, 30ft to
water adapted to general farming.
Price only $16.50. Write at once for
Windham Investment Co.,
IN LOVE WITH AVOGA
IIS FINE PEOPLE
From Sntiirdoy'a Dally.
O. C. Larson of Avoca is In the city
today attending to business matters
and visiting relatives and friends. Mr.
Larson motored from Avoca to Mur
ray last evening with Dr. B. F. Bren
del, of Murray, remaining in Murray
over night, and coming up to this!
city this morning on the early train
over the Missouri Pacific. Mr. Larson
Is very much pleased with his school
work at Avoca and speaks very high
ly of the people of that community.
While coming from Murray to this
city on the train, he became acquaint
ed with a young man and In the
course of their conversation, learned
that he was a cousin of Mrs. C. S.
Johnson of this city and Mrs. J. D.
MfBride of South Omaha, and that
he was on his way from a point in
the northern part of New Mexico to
this city for a visit with relatives.
Mr. Larson assisted him in locating
his relatives as they were not expect
NOTICE Some Plattsmouth prop
erties to exchange for grazing land.
Both business and residence. We
are having Inquiries for acreage near
Plattsmouth. List your property
Windham Investment Co.,
Gets Car No. 1.
R. Propst went to Omaha this af
ternoon where he will be for a few
days testing a new automobile which
he has Just purchased. The machine
Is the first one made by the new fac
tory starting In the business at Ral
ston. Mr. Propst put his order in
along In May and was to have the
first car put out by the company.
They have made five prior to the
one which will receive the number
1, but the other cars have all been
reduced to the scrap pile owing to
some defect. The next time Mr,
Propst is seen in Plattsmouth he will
ride In a Nebraska made machine.
Loses Hiit 1'iii'no.
Mr. E. Jones had the misfortune
to lose his pocket-book containing be
tween six and seven dollars while en
route from Omaha to Plattsmouth
yesterday. Mr. Jones does not think
his pocket was picked but thai, the
missing purse slipped out of His pock
et while in the coach.
If you want help or nave anythlnr
o sell, advertise In the Journal k a
We have on display
and the raost popular
Please call and see them.
JAMES J, GALLAGHER. '
Be Given to Grand
Jury Sept. 20.
GALLAGHER CASE SEPT. 20
Would Be Assassin of Gaynor Under
New York, Sept. 17. James J. Gal
lagher, the would be assassin of Mayor
Gaynor, was operated on In the Hud
son county Jail, where he has been
confined since the shooting, for an ab
scess on the left thigh.
This Injury Is the result of the beat
Ing given Gallagher by Street Cleaning
Commissioner William Edwards after
Mayor Cr.ynor had been shot.
Gallagher, suffered much pain, ana
Dr. Ilasklng, deputy county physician,
performed an operation. It was en
tlrely satisfactory. Gallagher's cae
will be presented to the grand Jury nt.
the courthouse In Jersey City, SepLIi.
County Division In Custer County.
Ansley, Neb., Sept. 17. The qu-
tlnn of dividing Custer county on a
plan to make Ave counties will l i
voted upon at the general election ' i
November. The proposed new coun
ties will be, Arbor county, with Ca'"
way the principal town and proba' t
county seat; Albion county, w ' i
Oconto the principal town and prV
able county seat; Corn county,
Sargent the principal town and pr '
able county seat; Rose county, '
Ans'ey the principal town and p'i
able county seat, and the future c
ty seat of Custer county would
ither Mern or Anselmo.
Mosquito Ditch Fails.
Council Bluffs. la., Sept. 17. In a
hearing before the county board
petition of property owners asV ;
that the Mosquito drainage ditch .
established, was denied. The coat .'
th proposed ditch, according to '
enrlneer's preliminary estimate, t
FOR SALE 10 Improved farms in
Valley county, Nebraska. Write for
Windham Investment & Loan Cc
Mr. and Mrs. John Hendricks -tertalned
Mrs. V. J. Crosser vl
daughter, Marjorie, and Miss E t i
Nicholas at dinner Thursday,
A Social at Ycteiikanip Home.
A general supper and musical p;:.
grara will be given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wetenkarap oi
Friday evening, September 23. Ev
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