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DOY DIES AFTER
Parents ol Thy CMd Charged
With Inhuman Treatment.
CODY COVERED WITH BRU SES
Feet Had Become So Infected With
Gangrene Before Physician Is Called
Trat One Dropped Off of Us Own
Weight Stepfather In Jail.
-Norfolk. Neb., Jan. 23. Apparently
a victim to moat brutally Inhuman
treatment at tiie hands of bin mothei
and stepfather, the tiny body ot three
year-old. Kraut Stehr, covered with
bruises that tell their own pitilul
Ury of mistreatment at home, wilt
follow to the grave tbo feet which
were amputated from the baby's leg
last Thursday, after they had been ul
lowed to freeze In the Stehr home aim
had become bo Infected wlfti gangrene
before a physician watt called that one
dropped off of its own weight and tin
other was about to drop off when the
surgeon's knife was applied.
Tbo cliiiil (lied in the arms or tin 1
aunt, who tellH a story that convicts
both St'hr and his wile of cruelty.
Mrs. Stehr failed to appear when noti
fied that tho child was dying. The
atepfalher Ih In tho county jail pond
Inn an Investigation.
Tho aunt Bays little Kraut was made
to sleep In a kitchen Hhed, whore there
was no stove, even In twenty-seven
below zero weather, Bruises covering
Ms body are from a strap with whlel
Stehr In hhed him, sho says. It was
Christ inns eve that neighbors noticed
the child's feet were suffering. Other
children danced about a Christmas
tree, but he crlnd and then his fathei
forced him to danco.
It must have been before thnt that
the two feet had been frozen, as hp
slept In the kitchen shed, It Is thought.
A neighbor heard the child calling
from an outbuilding during the New
Year blizzard, when the temperature
wag 27 below zero. "Pupa, papa," the
child called, but the doors were shut
and no answer came.
After taking him to the hospital to
be operated on at the command o
the county authorities, the mother and
fctepfather never Inquired as to tho
.1 ii ti . mi ....
Julius condition, tub mother came
to see him after three days, remaining
hut a moment. He pushed her face
back and said, "do away."
Mrs. Stehr Rnys her husband Is not
tho child's futher. She never told any
body In (lormnny who tho father wn?
and she won't toll In America. RMir
4s quoted by his sister In law ns hav
Ing called the child a pent, lie fre
quently clubbed (he tot over the neck
ilth a Mick, die sister In law says
The community Is wrought up.
FILES SUIT AGAINST SON
Mrs. Mary Taylor of Beatrice Bring
Action in Federal Court.
Lincoln, Jan. 21 A suit whs (Pod In
tho federal court from Iteatrlco, In
wlileh Kr.mk W. Matoon, giianllun ol
Mrs. Mary Taylor, accuses her oldest
yn of having schemed to defraud hi-
mother or her shine of an est-ito lefi
hy tho fp'her and hu.-ibiind, which In
crest amounted to about $11.01)"
Mrs. Taylor, according to tho petition
Is richly two yours of nt;e and very
feeble. .Mr toon had boon nppo!nt"d by
tbo court n: her "'tiiI guardian. Tny
i i ... i i
iwri ii m,eie"-,i ii; unvinir pollen IiIh
mother to sl.'ii nwnv her rights with
out midorst, indies what t-ho viik doing.
METHODIST CHUHCll CURN3
Explorlon of Lnntrn Carried by Mln
Istrr'a Son Seta Off Blaze.
Ullc a. Nob., Jan. 23 Tho oxplosloi
of n r,;ia ilino lanlern In the hands o
Walter KHUn, son of the minister of
the Mitbo.li'tt (hurcli, caused tho d,.
Ktriietion of the. ehiireh by fire. Youny
Kllbin nnirowiv escaped Injury wln-i
tho lantern eplo:lod. but succeeded b
apparently oyilnsnlshlm; nil traco o
no iiino, which started near the at
tor from tho burning oil.
vvnon mo yon ns man renchod the
outside he noticed through tho window
t'.nt a serious bluzo was creeping up
tho wall behind the altar. Ho sum
nioned me pro donnrtnicnt, but the
building burned to tho ground.
Four Convicted of Stealing Sheep
North Pintle, Noli., Jan. 23 Will
lem Ooorgo Nunn, William Jor
Nunn. Andrew Poller and peter Kgar
were convicted of stealing sheep fron
John llralt and John llurke of thl
city nnn tnoy worn nil sentenced to
servo thirty days In Jail, with the ex
fpptlon of William Jesse Nunn, who
was sentenced to fUtoon days In jail
These parties havo been carrying or
petty thieving for some time nn
twelve sheep wore taken from a targe
t-unch after being fed near this city.
Farmer Kills Wife and Self.
Nellg'i, Neb., Jan. 23. Oscar John
Fon, a farmer living In Tlerco county,
tilled Ma wife with a butohcrknlfp
and then ended his llfo with the sumo
weapon. They leave a family of eight
Sarpy County Pioneer Dies.
raplJllon, Neb., Jan. 3. William T.
Ireland, eighty one years old, ono of
the first pioneers In this county, Is
(load Mr. Ireland settled In Sarpy
county Id 1857 and lived here ever
We, the undersigned, will Bell at
Public Auction at the old Atwood
farm, four and one-half miles south
east of Plattsmouth, near the Mis
souri river, at the big Island, on
TPKSDAY, FKllKUARY 14. 1911
the following property, to-wlt:
Fourteen ll-at of llorm-H.
One pair black mares, ten years
old, weight 3,000 pounds, with foal.
Pair bay mares, 7 years old, weight
Pair bay coach colts, S years old.
Sorrel colt, coming 3 years old,
Iilaok colt, coming 2 years old,
One black mare colt, 9 months old.
One black horso colt, 8 months old.
One Shetland pony, 5 years old.
One bay mare, weight 1,200 lbs.,
Xlnoly Howl of Hogs.
Fifty brood sows, all bred, nalance
will average from 100 to 150 pounds
and are In good thrifty condition.
These hogs are all good stuff, being
bred up to Tilgh standard.
One disc, nearly new.
One Peering mower, nearly new.
One tongueless cultivator.
One three-section harrow.
One stirring plow.
One hay rake.
One three-horse sulky plow.
One riding cultivator.
One stump cultivator.
One spring wagon, one top buggy.
Two lumber wagons.
Threo sets of double harness.
One light set of double harness.
One hand corn sheller.
Ten tons of bright alfalfa hay.
Some household goods, chickens,
and numerous other articles.
Teiwim of Sale.
All sums of $10 and under, earth In
hand; over $10, a credit of twelve I
months will bo given, the purchaser
giving good bankable paper bearing
Interest at eight per cent from date.
No property to leave the premises
until settled for. Sale will commence
at 10:00 o'clock a. m., sharp.
Harvey & Falter.
Rob't Wilkinson, Auctioneer.
Ninth (Jrado Subject.
State Superlnotndent Crabtree has
Issued an order allowing teachers of
rural schools to offer ninth grade
subjects to students under tho fol
lowing conditions: The teacher must
hold a first grade certificate or must
havo completed the work of a twelve-
year school, tho Behool must be prop-
rly equipped and the attendance
must be small enough to allow reci
tations In tho higher subjects. This
order Is made to meet a condition ex-
stlng In many schools where there
aro only eight, ten, or miecn stu
dents. The teachers frequently hold
first grade certificates and aro com
petent to teach ninth grade subjects.
If they are ablo to do this ninny
farmer children will be permitted to
take studies which they might have
to forego altogether under the rules
Notice Is hereby given that a meet
ing of the Stockholders of Ihe ltur
llngton & Missouri River R. R. Com-
pand In Nebraska, will bo held In
l'laltsinouth, Nebraska, at 10 a. m.,
February 23, 1911.
Tho meeting will be hold for the
election of nlno directors of the com
pany to serve until their successors
aro elected and qualified, and for tbo
transaction of such other business as
may legally come before It.
W. P. Diirkee,
Omaha, Nebraska, January 19, 1911.
County Clerk 1). C. Morgan has re
ceived from Senator llannlng copies
of all ficnato files and house rolls
which .hnve been Introduced In the
respective houses during tho present
legislature, which will bo for tho In
spoctlon of tho public at tho clerk's
Hotter Live in Tent
on your own land than pay rent for
a mansion on your neighbor's land
Think It over, talk It over with
Others have done It, why not youT
Start today, Coins and sco us and
learn what a very, little ready cash
will do for you.i .
W. E. ROSENCRANS & SON
IS NOT LIKELY
Congress Making Good Process
on Appropriation Bills.
LEADERS ARE NOT DISTURBED
House Haa Passed Many of Larger
Appropriations Democrata Will 8&
lect Members of Rule Body Friday
and Map Out Tariff Legislation.
Washington, Jan. 23. When Repub
lican leaders in congress were asked
If there Is likely to be an extra ses
sion because of the congested cond.
tiou of the calendars in both branch
t.a they Invariably answered in the
negative. They Insist, In spite of the
extra session gossip, that the present
short session Is not jammed more
than was the short session two years
ago, so far as appropriation bills are
Comparison proves the truth of the
leaders' claim, Alre ady the house has
passed tho Indian, rivers and harbors,
pensions, legislative, urgent deficien
cy and army appropriations bills, and
Is nearly through with the postofflce
bill, ffwo years ago tho house had
passed only the pensions, legislative,
IHstrlct of Columbia and naval bills
In the same time. It is true the sen
ate has passed only the urgent de
ficiency bill, but two years ago only
the legislative bill had been passed.
Leaders Not Disturbed. .
Senate leaders are not disturbed by
the situation. Two years ago, thirteen
big appropriation bills were passed in
the lait four weeks of the session,
and the Republican leaders say what
j has been done can be done.
Some senators beliovo there has
teen no particular effort made to pre
vent congestion and that appropriation
bills have been delayed to kjll off gen
eral legislation. It would surprise no
one'now If members opposed to votes
on the Iorlmer case, the resolution
providing for the election of sena
tors hy direct vote of the people, the
tariff commission bill, and other con
troversial mattora, should be victori
ous In their effort. The ship subsidy
bill Is being used as a buffer and there
are several treaty matters that may
be brought In If needed to kill time.
Ways and Means Meeting.
Gossip among Democratic members
of tho house Is directed toward the
meeting cnllod for next Frldny night
of the fourteen Democrats of the new
ways and means committee. These
will select the Democratic members
of a new rules committee and map
out a program for the nrennra'tlon of
It virtually Is conceded that Repre
sentative Henry (Tex.), once a speak
ership candidate and leading minority
lnombrr of the Judiciary committee
will head tho new rules committee In
succession to Diilzell (Pa), the retir
ing Republican chalrmnn. Tho com
mittee will not bo enlarged, the
cnnn?o In the political eomnlox'on of
tho noun leaving that committee wllh i
six Democrats nnd four Republicans,
Instead of hW Republicans and four
Democrat1:, ns nt nrnt.
Resides Chnlrmnn Henry, the Porno
rnts whoo mmos have boon brought
forward In the conferences over the
rules commit too personnel Include-
Hnrdw!ol ffia.l. Flt7irfrr.M (V V
rn,i n T nn,.t v vx n i. i
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(Tenn), Wilson (Pn.) nnd (Irahnm i
In thp selection of cbn'rmnnRbtns of
committees Chnlrmnn Underwood nnd
his colleagues on the ways nnd monns
committee, which Is vested with thnt
function under tho action of tho re
cent caucus, wiil be guided bv snvrnl
considerations, malnlv. nunlin pnttnn
and seniority of service. Seniority,
however, will be upset In many enss!
Mr. Tnderwood Is noncommittal as tn
tho probeblo mnkeiin of committee.
but snys no names have boon decided
DA!! TO NEW RULE
Honorary System at Columbia
New York, Jan. 23. Tho proposition
to Introduce the honor system at Co
lumbia, which was Inaugurated a few
days ago by tho students In the senior
class'of the school of applied science,
is threatened with failure becauso of
the example set by John Jay, a mem
ber of tho class of 1704, and later the
first chief Justice of t'rfo United States.
The honor system depends for Its suc
cess upon the willingness of the stu
dents to report cases of cheating to
Ihe faculty and students opposed to
I have recalled an Incident In Jay's
student enreer. John Jay of tho class
of 1764 refused to bear Information
agalnBt a clnssmato, though ordered to
do so by the president of the college,
when a number of students hnd lnon
Fkylnrklng, and Buffered Buspenslon
from college In his senior year be
causo of such refusal.
The students hnve adopted resolu
tions that thoy follow the cxnmplo of
John Jny. ,
Whltrt Barred From Pictures.
Lexington, Ky Jan. 23. Mayor
SUaln granted permission to a local
colored theater to put on the Johnson
Jeffries fight pictures. The permit
was granted with tho understanding
that no white persons bo allowed to
OSCAR W, UNDERWOOD.
Who Will Direct Work
Of Tariff Rsvislon In
Tha Next Coneress.
1911. by American Press Association.
GIRLS USE GASOLINE;
ONE DEADTWO BURNED
Candy Parly Ends With Destruc
tion ct House by Flaxes.
Springfield, S. D., Jan. 23. As the
result of a mistake In using gasoline
Instead of kerosene In attempting to
replenish a fire In a kitchen stove,
Zera Drown, eight years old, lies dead
at her home In this city. Delia
Dawes, fourteen years old, and Char
lotte Dawes, eight years old, are also
seriously burned and not expected to
live more than a few hours. Hilda
Crosby, nine years old, was badly
burned, but it Is expected that she will
recover. The home of the two girls
belonging to George Dawes, valued at
$10,000, was almost completely gutted
The accident happened while the
four girls were In the kitchen of the
Dawes home making candy.
Fred Dawes, brother of the two
girls, ran through the flames and car
ried out the four girls In the kitchen
and later brought out Mrs. Tilton, an
lafrod nmmnn frntn on nnnrtmnnt nn
the second floor.
JOSEPHINE FAILS OF RECORD
Famous Missouri Cow's Production of
Milk Falls Off In Last Month.
Columbia, Mo., Jan. 23. Missouri
Chief Josephine, tho famous cow
owned by the college of agriculture o
tho date of Missouri, has failed to
break tho record for the year.
I The offlc'.iil test ended last week
! and while tho exact figures cannot be
obtained yet, it Is certain that Jo
Bophlno will fall below the world's
high marl:, hold by Colanthus Fourth
Jonnn,,a of Kosondalo, Wis.
At tho close of tho eleventh month
Josephine was about 300 pounds ol
milk to tho good, but that margin
,"ller production during the last few
weeks h:is vailed from .thirty to fifty
pounds," said her keeper, I. T. Van
Note. "Her failure to make this last
record Is due to her small size ano
DACER G VEN SENTENCE
Youth Who Confessed to Assault Gets
Hamburg, In., Jan. 23. Harry Bar
tor. who coniesseu to criminally us
Faulting Mrs. Raker, tho wifo of
farmer living south of here, was given
twenty five years by Judge Ellison at
Rockpoit, Mo. Tho sentence was
stunning blow to Rarger, who require
nsslstnnco to stand whilo the sentence
was being pronounced. Rarger 1
about twenty, years of ago.
Veteran St. Louis Fireman Killed.
St. Inils, Jan. 23. Whilo respend
I Ing to a fire alarm, Charles' Ofonstein
a hoso truck driver In the local dep:ut-
rient, was thrown from his wagon and
Instantly killed. The flro damage, In
a small grocery store, amounted to I I
Ofonstein hnd been In the service for
The commission form of government
was adopted by Elgin, 111.
Threo men were blown to pieces
when a powder mill at Fayvllle, 111
It Is reported thnt King George an
Queen Mary will make a brief visit to
Ireland, probably In July or August
Charles l). miles, assistant secre
tary of the treasury, hus been offered
by President Taft the position of sec
retary to tho president.
Notification was given by the Amer
lenn Steel and Wire company of an
advance of $1 a ton on wire and wire
rod products of the company, to take
The cruiser Baltlmoro has beert or
dered placed In commission and with
in a week will leave the New Yorl
ravy yard for Charleston to replace
the battleship Texas as station ship.
The Texas will bo sent to the Norfolk
navy yard and converted Into a tar
tot for navy ordnnneo practice.
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PAY VISIT HERE
Christian Endeavors From Oma
ha Guest of Local Society.
The Y. P. S. C. E. of the Presby
terian church held a rawy Sunday
evening which was attended by 32
members of the society from the
First Presbyterian church of Omaha.
The members of the Omaha society
arrived an hour later than was ex
pected, which made the service later
than usual, but a most interesting
session was held, being almost wholly
In the hands of the Omaha people,
who furnished the addresses.
The music consisted of some very
fine special numbers, the first being a
solo by Mrs. Max Adams, the rend!
tion of which left a marked impres -
sion on the unusually large audience.
A duet by Miss Helen Chapman and
Estelle Ralrd was much appreciated
by the Ustenerss, while a most beau
tiful duet was sung by Miss Wolf and
Miss Llttlerose, of Omaha, both of
the young ladies being very talented
in their line.
Some splendid addresses were
given by the visitors after a Bhort ad
dress of welcome hy Miss Johnson,
president of the local society. Mr. S.
C. Wick was invited to speak on the
topic, "What C. E. Means To Me,"
Mr. T. P. Wilson spoke on the "C. E.
As a Training School," Miss WIggs
read a very Instructive paper on
"What C. E. Stands for, In Society,"
while Miss Agnes Ward talked on
"Brotherly Love," touching on the
missionary question, by request. Mr.
Ross was invited to give a short talk,
which was very Interesting, and not
so short after an. uev. uacie was
then called on for a few remarks,
and expressed the appreciation of the
local C, E. for the visit of the Omaha
society, and for the enthusiasm mani
fested in the good work of the C. E.
society in general, and thanKed the
visitors for their ideas as expressed
in their addresses and expressed the
conviction that the Plattrn.outh
society had derived much benefit
from the visit.
Mr. W. A. Robertson was called on
for a few words, and took the floor
for a short talk, In which he too ex
pressed his appreciation for the
friendly visit of the Omaha society,
and recalled tho time some ten years
ago wjien he was royally entertained
by the Omaha society when sent there
as a delegate to a convention held In
that city. Mr. Robertson also ex
pressed the hope that In the near
future the visitors might again visit
riattsmouth and assured them of a
cordial welcome at any time they
should do so.
(loot-go W. Dalton Dies.
George W. Dalton, an old-tlnie res
ident of the Missouri river bottom,
near the ferry, Just across the river,
died last night. Mr. Dalton was quite
aged and was an ex-union soldier,
having served in the war of the rebel
lion going out with an Iowa regiment.
We hope to have an obituary state
ATTENTION: Are You in the Market for LAND, if so Read What
Follows: THE PAYNE INVESTMENT CO. is Placing on Sale
Tiie Great ADELINE PLANTATION
(10,000 ACRES) IN LOUISIANA
The soil is not less than 300 feet deep; corn averages from 60 to 90
bushels per acre. This is the great BUgar cane region. This land raises
20 to 35 tons of cane to the acre-present price is $4.00 per ton.
The men selling this land want cane grown for their sugar mill and
youctn PAY YOUR LAND IN CANE, 1-C of of your acreage paying
tor your farm.
Delightful climate, cheap living, no cold, no snow, little fuel needed,
no heavy clothing necessary. Labor at 40 to 85 cents per day. All kinds
of FRUiT: Oranges, lemons, grape fruit, peaches, pears, cherries; ber
ries prow in profusion.
You -an buy this land at from $55 to $75 per acre, one fifth down,
balaece 10 yeare at 6 per cent interest.
Don't take our word or it, but go with us and see it. The next
EXCURSION FEBRUARY 7ih.
Call and taik with us about it; write for further particulars.
Windham Investment i Land Co.,
Pla'.tsmouth, Nebraska, Assciate Agents.
Notice of Chattel Mortgage Sale.
Notice Is hereby given that on the
10th day of February, 1911, at the
hour of 10 o'clock a. m., the under
signed will offer for sale at public
auction and sell for cash to the high
est bidder at the front door of the
postofflce In the city of Louisville,
Cass county, Nebraska, that certain
wooden bridge constructed by the
Calhoun Construction Company over
and across the right of way and rail
road tracks of the C. B. & Q. Railway
Company, In Section fourteen (14),
Township twelve (12), north of
range eleven (11) In Cass county,
Nebraska, to satisfy the Indebtedness
secured by a Chattel Mortgage dated
June 16, 1909, and recorded In the
office of the County Clerk of Cass
County, Nebraska, on June 22, 1909,
at 8:20 o'clock a. m., which mort
gage was made, executed and deliv
ered by the Calhoun Construction
Company as Mortgagor to Hugh Mur-
j phy Company as Mortgagee to secure
i the ful, performance by the gald Cal.
houn Construction Company of the
terms and provisions of a certain
contract for grading, etc., entered
into by said Calhoun Construction
Company with said Hugh Murphy
Company and that the amount due'
under said mortgage is the sum of
three thousand one hundred and sev
enteen dollars and eighty cents
($3,117.80); that default had been
made In payment of said sum and no
suit or other proceeding at law has
been instituted to recover said debt
or any part thereof.
Dated this 14th day of January,
Hugh Murphy Company,
By W. II. Herdman,
Mr and Mrs. White Improving.
Mr. I. S. White and wife, of Mur
ray, who have been serlou-ly ill for
several days, are some better today.
Mrs. White had a sinking upell Sat
urday which lasted several hours, but
has rallied since and although not
able to be out of bed Is some better.
Dr. Brendel and Dr. Livingston are
both attending the patients, who are
both confined to their beds. Their
grand daughter, Mrs. Cobelman was
with them yesterday, and' today their
daughter, Mrs. HIatt, of Sidney,
Iowa, went to their bedside.
Mrs. I. N. Applegate, of Union, and
Mrs. Victoria Powers, of Vllisca,
Iowa, stopped a fgw hours in the city
this morning en route to Union,
where Mrs. Applegate resides.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department!
Licensed by lietraska Stab
Calls Arswcrcd Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
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