The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 12, 1910, Image 1
1 1 Nab. feiaU Historical B. 'SMattewtotttb Journal. SEMI-WEEKLY EDITION EIGHT PAGES VOLUME XXIX PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. MONDAY DECEMllER ,12 1910 NO 93 i DC DEFEhGE STARTS III IE CLARENCE MURDER CASE Number of Witnessea Summoned to Testify to John P. Thacker's Reputation for Quarreling With His Neighbors. From Friday's Paily. The trial of John Clarence, which la engaging the mind of the public, doea not abate lu Interest as it neara the close, and at the adjournment of court last evening attorneys for both sides thought that the evidence would be all submitted by noon today, Fri day. The state closed Its direct evidence yesterday morning with John Corey's evidence on recall. Prior to recall ing Mr. Corey some of the defend ant's testimony on cross-examination at the former trial was read to the jury. This evidence was in substance that at the time he- fired the shots Into John Thacker's body, Thacker was not trying to do defendant in jury. The defendant began to introduce testimony about 10 o'clock Thursday morning, and the testimony taken by the reporter at the former trial given by Earl Albln, was read to the Jury. This witness Is in South Dakota, at this time. Another witness for the de fendant, Bam Redmond, is In Mis souri, and his testimony was read as given at the former trial, and the testimony of Mrs. Maggie True, who is In Michigan,' -was also read. The evidence of Earl Albln was to the effect that he had been an eye witness to all that transpired there at the Darrow farm the day of the trouble. That the first he saw and heard of John Thacker was when he appeared between Carter Albin's team and the crib, and that Thacker railed to witness's uncle to get out of the wagon and kill the witness, he then heard John Clarence call to Thacker to keep his mouth out of the trouble between witness and his uncle. That on hearing Clarence call to him Thacker picked up a board and started toward Clarence. Wit ness followed Thacker to the head of the horse, saw him strike Clarence twice with the board and once with Clarence's cane, and in the clinch which followed Clarence fired three shots close together. The witness Redmond testified that he had been In the house to use the telephone, and was returning to the sheller when the men were grappling, i.e saw Thacker strike Clarence, who had struck at Thacker with his cane, but witness did not know whether the blow landed on Mr. Thacker's body. This witness heard three shots close together. Ira Clark, who was In the crib when the trduble started between Earl Albln and his uncle says he was an eye-witness to the shooting. That when the trouble first started be tween Clarence and Mr. Thacker he looked through the cracks of the crib, he also heard what Thacker said to Carter Albin and Clarence's call to Thacker to keep out of the quarrel, lie saw Mr. Thacker pick up the board, then he got out of the crib and passed to the head of the team I MAKES A NEW WEIGHING ORDER The Turlington railroad has gained permission from the state railway commission to put a new weighing order In effect that Is of considerable Importance to stock shippers in Ne braska. The order affects all ship ments destined for South Omaha. Heretofore if a shipper sent one heavily loaded car and one lightly leaded car to market he was charged actual weight on the heavy car and was forced to pay the minimum rate established by the tariffs on the light car, although his shipment might be considerably under the minimum. The new order provides that the entire actual weight ot both cars or more shall be considered and that payment shall be on the average per car. If the average falls below the minimum for both cars, only the min imum rate will be charged. For weights over the minimum actual wslghts will be used. The rule in effect Is a reduction In rates on shipments of live stock of this particular character. The rule and heard the three shots fired close together, as the men grappled. Leonard Crawford was in the crib with Clark, heard the shots but did not see the shooting. Dr. J. S. Livingston was called by the defense, and testified to being called to dress wounds on the head of defendant at the time of the trou ble and at the time found two wounds one on the top of the defendant's head and the other toward the fron on the right upper portion of the head, the one on the crest of the skull about the size of a silver dollar and the other something near the size of a split pea, the skin was abralded. On cross-examination witness stated that the wound was a contused abra sion. The doctor then made an examina tion of the defendant's limbs and made measurements of his legs above and below the knees, and found the left much smaller than the right, and pronounced the defendant a perma nent cripple. Walter Thacker, a brother of John P. Thacker, the murdered man, testi fied that he had had a talk with the defendant on the day the murder was committed, and witness had asked defendant to sign a petition for a road across J. P. Thacker's land which was to he used by witness; that Clarence had said that he would sign the petition provided John Thacker got pay for the land. That on the same day he had told Clarence of his brother asking the witness to have Clarence come into the timber so John Thacker could give him a thumping. Witness" also swore that the reputation of his brother for be lng a quarrelsome man In the neigh borhood was bad. On cross-examination, witness stated tlat reputation was what people said about a man, and admitted that he had learned the meaning of the word reputation since the former trial of the case. lie was pressed In his cross-examination to explain to the jury why he had in formed Clarence that day of John Thacker asking witness to decoy Clarence into the woods to give Thacker a chance to thump him. Wit ness replied that he did It to keep down trouble and so that Clarence would stay away from his brother. And during the year and a half which elapsed since his brother had made the request, witness had not had an 'opportunity to tell Clarence, although Clarence resided but two miles away. Eli M. Smith, Mrs. Carrens and Charles llackathorn were put on the stand to show the reputation of the decensed, J. P. Thacker, as to being a quarrelsome man, eaclmf them, ex cept the latter, stated that hia reputa tion was bad. Mr. llackathorn said Mr. Thacker was a nice man, a good man, but a little quarrelsome. After the evidence of Mr. llacka thorn was In the court adjourned until 9 o'clock Friday morning. applies to shipments on one kind of stock only hogs sheep or cattle be ing considered separately for weigh ing purposes. The milling in transit privileges havo been extended on the Purling ton In Hastings territory for the ben efit of millers at that point. Changes to this purpose were authorized by the commission Thursday. Killed by l ulling Windmill. The body of Eugene Harshman was transferred here Tuesday from the train to a hearse in waiting to convey the remains to the old home for burial. Mr. Harshman resided at Maltby, South Dakota. He was erect ing a windmill on bis farm, and In some way It fell and struck hlra. The accident happened on December 2nd. The body was In charge of a son-in-law, Hans Ilogh. Harshman was a son of Geo. Harshman, sr. He leaves a wife and three children Weeping Water Reiiublii yn. The unfortunate man Is a son of George W. Harshman, of near Avoca, and went to South Dakota and locat ed several years ago. If you want beip or nare anythlnr o m!1. adreruse in tne Journal Mrs. Harvey Very ShK. From Friday's Dally. Mrs. C. A. Harvey, residing six miles south of Plattsmouth, is very seriously ill and her friends are so licitous as to her condition. Last Saturday she suffered a stroke of paralysis, her right side being affect ed. Today her condition was worse than It has been. Dr. Cummins was (ailed and has rendered what aid medical skill can furnish. " MESS IS I sm m plum mi We clip the following from the Lincoln State Journal: "It. W. Hyers, of Bassett, Is appointed deputy oil In spector for the Sixth congressional district. Mr. Hyers does not come to this public position without similar training. He Is a pioneer settler as well as pioneer politician of the state. He came to Nebraska in 1S70 and took a homestead on what Is now the site of Bethany, a suburb of Lincoln. Later he moved to Weeping Water In Cass county, where he made his home a great many years. He served as sheriff of Cass county three terms in the early '80s and was elected to the state senate as a republican In 1886, serving in the session of 1887, the time that the state was last redtstrlct ed legislatively. Almost Immediately Mr. Hyers was appointed warden of the penitentiary by Governor Thayer, which place he held one term. Gov ernor Sheldon In 1906 appointed Mr. Hyers deputy game warden for the Sixth district, he at that time as now being a Klnkaid homesteader." The Journal together with Rube's many friends In Plattsmouth and Cass county extend cingratulatlons. While this paper and Mr. Hyers cannot agree, politically speaking, yet it has always had the warmest regard for him. Rube Is one or those gentlemen who will always be found doing his duty, no matter where you place him. Will Soon Return to llaytl. Ex-Congressman E. M. Pollard was In Lincoln last evening attending the dinner of the West India Mahogany company, which was held at the Lin coln hotel, and which was attended ty those Interested In the company. At this dinner reports were made to the stockholders by Mr. Pollard and an expert who had surveyed the property In the south. Mr. Pollard was called home about two weeks ago by the Illness of a fourteen-months-old son who was af flicted with pneumonia. The child's condition has improved rapidly, and Mr. Pollard hopes to return to llaytl In about two weeks and take his fam ily there for the winter. He thinks the climate will greatly aid in restor ing his son to health. "It Is a very fine climate," said Mr. Pollard, "In fact almost Ideal. The one drawback is the rainy season and that is not nearly so bad as many northerners think. The nights are cool and the days are not uncomfort able. There is always a sea breeze when It Is most needed. There are very few Americans on the Island and this fact argues against It as a resi dence place." Lincoln Journal. IV Ick Laying Resumed. A full force of brick layers were put to work on the gasoline engine factory building yesterday noon, and the work is progressing right along. The mortar is being mixed with hot water and while the weather is no colder than at present v.ill set before the frost reaches It. Mr. D. II. Harkness, who la over seeing the laying of the pavement for the M. Ford people, yesterday com pleted the block of pavement between Sixth and Seventh streets and expects to have It open for trafflcby Satur day. He expects to have the block adjacent on the east finished this week. There has been some delay In the arrival of the brick, which were reported all shipped from the kiln on the 25th of last month. One car ar rived last evening and three more are expected this morning. A force of a dozen men are Bcooplng the snow and sand from the concrete preparatory to laying the sand and blocks on Fourth and Fifth streets. Mr. Harkness says the Intersection at Seventh and Vine was the hardest to lay of any ho has yet tried, and lie has laid some diffi cult Intersections. Frank Grauf and John Everett, of Union, were In the city yesterday af ternoon to attend the Clarence trial In the district court and while In the city Messrs. Grauf and Everett were guests of the Perkins hotel. FOR The Contestants Being Lee Fick- ler, of Plattsmouth and Kid Parker, of Alliance. At the Parmele theatre, on next Thursday evening, Dec. 15, will be the exciting number of the season, at which time there will be two good wrestling bills pulled off, the prelim inary being between Will Scybolt and Theo. Amkk from near Murray, and the main event between Lee Fickler, of this city, and Kid Parker, of Alli ance. This promises to be a very ex citing number, as Mr. Fickler lias been making rapid strides the past year or two, and is becoming a migh ty good little man on the mat, while Kid Tarker has been a good one for a number of years, and while Fickler Is somewhat handicapped as to weight, we wager a coon skin he will be there at the finish. The wager la made upon thla condition, owing to the difference In the weight ot the two gentlemen, Parker wagers that ho will deliver two pin falls upon his opponent In thirty minutes, and the Cass county champion, Fickler, does not believe ho can deliver the goods. Then that preliminary bout Is not going to be so slow either between Amick and Seybolt. They are both good men and pretty evenly matched, and will make quite a contest. The admission for both of these numbers will be 50c and 25c, the second floor tickets being placed at 25c. This price Is very reasonable and should draw a large house. Tliut Poultry Show. Since the Journal's suggestions on the subject of a chicken show in Plattsmouth, we have conversed with several business men, who are In for It, and say it would surely succeed if sortie1 of those who are engaged In raising poutry would come to the front and exercise a little energy In this direction. While the fanner, and especially the farmer's wife, Is Interested In raising poultry, there Is a great demand for the best and purest bred chickens, and an exhibit of this character will bring the best to the front. There are a number of breeders of nne poultry In Platts mouth and vicinity, and If these per sons will put on their hustling clothes, we believe they can get all the help necessary from our mer chants to make such an enterprise a success. Nebraska City has Just pulled off a chicken show this week that has excited moro Interest than any one exhibition of this character that they have held, and they have been giving these shows annually. Will I'luttsnioulli Join? Manager Rrantner, of the Red Sox ball team, la contemplating trying to enter either the Mink or State league for next season. There are now six teams' In tho Mink league, and they are thinking of enlarging their ter ritory by taking In four moreteains, making ten In all. It will take some money to enter either the State or Mink league, and that money must be put up by the business men. In a very few hours the other day, ac cording to tho Press of that city, Ne braska City business men subscribed $1,600 for this purpose, which de notes they are enthusiastic In the cause. The leagues are now engaged In making up their circuit, and If Plattsmouth desires to march in the base ball procession next season, they must soon move In that direction. Aged (ciitlcmnn Visits Son. Mr. J. M. Dalton, of Vallsca, Iowa, and his wife arrived from Gretna this morning, where Mr. Dalton celebrat ed his 86th birthday last Saturday at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Moy er. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton were ac companied to Plattsmouth by Mr. J. A. Rouse, of near Gretna. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton will visit their son, R. I). Ualton and family In this city for a few days. ISox Social. Miss Marie II. Jcrowshck, who Is teaching the Cottonwood school of district No. 27, and her pupils are arranging for a box social to be given at the school house on Saturday even ing, at 8 o'clock, Doccmber 17th. The proceeds from the sale of the boxes will be used for the benefit of the school. Everybody cordially Invited. (.'iMioii House Sold. O. K. Cromwell, owner of the Gib bon house for practically twenty-five years, has Bold the hotel to J. A. Eller, of Louisville, former proprietor of the Speaker hotel. The deal was made Monday. Mr. Eller expects to Improve the building, and take per sonal charge in the near future. He Is known to many patrons, and has a reputation for conducting a good house, supplying a Bplendld table, and The Republican extends to the new proprietor a hearty .welcome Weep ing Water Republican. Mr. Kller was proprietor of the Speaker house in lnilsvllle to within a few weeks of Its destruction by fire, and sold out, expecting to locate In the hotel business elsewhere. He Is a good hotel man. WILL PUT IN THE MLEY ELEVATOR TRACK The trauble between the Farmers' Elevator company and the Missouri Pacific Railway company has been ad pusted, the elevator people agreeing to build the grndo for the siding to run to their elevator and the railway company agreeing to lay the track at once. Some few years ago the farmers of that vicinity organized the Fanneru' Elevator company for the purposo of shipping their own grain. They de manded a site on the Missouri Pacific right-of-way, but were refused. They then built their elevator on land ad joining the right-of-way and went Into court to force the railway com pany to put In a side track lending to the elevator. The mill of Justice grinds slow, meanwhile the elevator people were compelled to haul their grain from the elevator and scoop It Into the cars for shipment. The case was appealed from one court to an other until it reached the supreme court of the United States, where a decision was recently rendered In favor of the railroad. Now the whole matter Is to be satisfactorily adjusted by each sharing the expense. The farmers were busy Wednesday with plows and scrapers building the grade for the track Loulsvillo Courier. Narrow Kwu. From Friday's Pally. Mr. 1). W. Foster, of Union, Mont Robb, of Mynard, ami Malcolm Pol lard, or Nehawka, had a narrow escape last evening riding down town from the Missouri Pacific station In this city. On getting off tho train about fi p. m., It being dark and walking bad, they stepped Into a hack. Ileforo reaching tho mill it appears a second hnck attempted to pass the one In which the gentlemen were riding, when a race was started. Near the mill the hack collided with a telephone pole knocking tho hind wheel and axel out from under the box, letting the load down on the step and In this plight the vehicle In which the three passengers wero seat ed was dragged for some distance bo fore the attention of the driver, who was intent on being best In tho race, could bo attracted. When tho hack was stopped, the men climbed out and walked tho retmainder of tho distance to town. When the hnck collided with the pole, Mr. Foster was thrown ngnlnNt tho side of the vehicle with such force as to bruise his left shoulder quite severely. I'aslor Russell's Sermons. Pastor Russell, the noted pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, will deliver three sermons or lectures In Omaha on next Sunday, December 11, at the auditorium. At 10 a. m. tho praise meeting will be held, and at 3 p. m. the general sermon will be delivered, his topic being, "Hereafter." At 7:30 he will deliver a sermon at College Hill. The Pastor Russell sermons have been running In the Journal for the past year, and many of our read ers have found them very interesting, and no doubt the sermons at Omaha will attract a number of peoplo from this city, who have long had a great desire to hear him. I torso Shoeing. John Durman desires to Inform thoso who need his services that ho has opened a shop at the Ora Dawson place for shoeing horses. Satisfaction assured. For Kent. Eighty-two acres, two miles north of postofflce, known as Paradise rark. For terms apply at Straight & Strelght's furniture store. 12-3-3tdlw HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL TEAM AT AUBURN Another scalp dangles at the belt ot the A. II. S. basket ball team as the result of the encounter between the home boys and Plattsmouth team at the Dougherty hall last Saturday evening. There Is no question but that Platts mouth has a splendid team, but they were not quite fast enough or quick enough to cope with the Auburn youngsters, who played all around the visitors, winning tho gnmo by a score of '55 to 21. The line-ups of the teams were as follows: Auburn Plattsmouth. (g) L. SmlthSehlater. (g) GeiiawHerold. (c) Quackenbush Dalton. (f) Mastln Reese. (f) E. SmithFnlte'r.- The first half started off lu tho usual whirlwind manner. Quacken bush throwing a goal before the visit ors realized the game had fairly com menced. It was steady goals after that, with Reese securing the two goals for the visitors and tho four freo throws. Lee Smith, guard, who found the bail In his possession at one time In the first half discovered that by no secure chance could ho get It to an Auburn player. Necessity left him no alternative and he made a throw from far down the field mak ing a goal and a spectacular play In ono. The first half ended 2 5 to 8 In favor of Auburn. In the second half Plattsmouth sub stituted Egetiberger for Falter, and there was something doing at once. Within thirty seconds tho new player had made a goal and by this assist ance had helped Reese make three. Thla occurred while Auburn had made only two goals and the score of 10 to 4 in favor of the visitors looked bad, but Auburn soon "got wise" to the new man's style of play, and It was all over, but the shouting, the second half eventually ending 30 to 13 lu favor of Auburn. The game throughout was freo from any Jangle, tho boya of both sides being In hlxh good humor, caused by several amusing Incidents of t lie game. Principal ltlchey acted as referee In a most satisfactory man ner, as did Supt. I lot cm u b as umpire. J. Stoddard as time keeper and E. P. Stoddard as sccrcr filled their por tions nccordlng to the rules of tho game. There was a fair attendance. Auburn Herald. Rebuilding (lie Hotly. There are constant changes going on In our body. Some of the small 1 articles or cells, of which tho body consists, die and new ones are filling their places. If these new particles receive enough nourishment, we do not notice the exchange. Tho new cells are then strong and active. Good nourishment can only be carried to them by good, rich blood. Poor blood gives nourishment, the cells nre starv ing and some bodily discomfort re sults. Good blood being the result of a thorough digestion of food, It bo (onies our duty to watch the process of digestion. As hoop as some Irregu larity makes Itself apparent by poor appetite, Trtner's American Elixir of Hitter Wine should be used. It will thoroughly clean out the alimentary canal and strengthen all organs. Uso It In ail disturbances of the stomach, the Intestines, the blood and tho nerves. At drug stores. Jos. Tiiner, 1.13.1-1 339 So. Ashland avenue. Chi cago, Illinois. Attention! If you wish to purchase Adeline Plantation Land, Louisiana, where every acre produces 35 tons of sugar can to the aero and corn runs at from 60 to 90 bushels, take the Payne Special from Omaha on De cember 20th, January 3d and 17th. Faro for tho round trip only 32. CO sleeping car berths, meals, etc., with out expenso to you. For further par ticulars write or call on Associate Agents, the Windham Investment Co., Plattsmouth, Neb. KnJoy Kensington. .Mrs. E. II. Weseott entertained about twelve ladleB at her pleasant home on South Ninth street yester day afternoon at a most enjoyable Kensington. The event was In honor of Mrs. II. B. Hayes. Music, sowing and social conversation furnished en tertainment for the Invited guests. For Balcl A number of Duroc boars with pedigree. L. II. Oldham.