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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. MONDAY JUNK 1911
0!! OF THE AS WHS OF CDH
TRACTOR FflEfi IS GOiGIFD
The Case Created Considerable Interest and a Large Number of
Witnesses Were Here From Louisville The Jury Not Long in
Coming to a Decision.
From Friday s Daily.
The jury in the case of the
State vs. Simon Meier, wherein
the accused was charged with
robbery from the person of H. A.
Parker, after listening to the evi
dence and the instructions of the
court and the arguments of at
torneys, brought in a verdict of
guilty and recommended the
minimum penalty of three years
iti the penitentiary. The verdict
was handed in last evening about
6 o'clock, the jury being out but
a short time.
The trial of the case covered
the entire time yesterday, the
slate opening with its first wit
ness at the beginning of the ses
sion yesterday morning and pro
ceeded rapidly, swearing upwards
of twenty witnesses up to the
noon recess. The afternoon was
occupied by the defendant's testi
mony and the argument of the at
torneys in the case. The defense
did not put on any of the wit
nesses which he had subpoened,
but did go on the stand in his own
The testimony of the state was
about as detailed in the Journal
write-up some weeks ago. Mr.
Parker had come to Louisville
with two or three of his men in
the evening and had deposited
several hundred dollars in the
bank; had been in the saloon and
bought his men a couple of beers;
they had eaten their supper at a
restaurant and started hack to
camp on the north side of the
Platte river, and had proceeded fo
the northern boundary of the vil
lage to within a short distance
of the wagon bridge across the
river. Two of his men were
ahead of Mr. Parker a few feet and I
INTERESTING MEETING OF
Tlir nnRHNimPIIII HI 11D t
IflL UUmlllLnulHL ULUQ
Funds Raised for Weekly Band
Concerts and First One Will
Occur Next Thursday.
From Frlday'i Dally.
The Commercial club held an
interesting meeting last evening,
and, despite the. exceedingly warm
and uncomfortable room, trans-
acted considerable important
business. The committee on rais
ing funds for hand concerts re
ported that after a vigorous can-
' vas sufficient funds were sub-uer-ibed
to make the nrnnosilioil a
a.irf, Tim initial concert will I
be given next Thursday evening 1
from 7 to 8 o'clock. The hour is
considered convenient for every
one, and the people from the
country are especially invited to
)u ni'ittiiil nnil en iov I lie music.
The concerts will take place at i
the intersections of the streets
with Main street, the locations lb
be varied, as formerly. There
will he a series of weekly concerts,
lasting for a period of three
months. Some excellent practices
have been held since the reor
ganization of the band.
Commissioners at Poor Farm.
From Frldhy'i Xmlly.
The county commissioners
made their regular visit to the
county farm yesterday, going out
to see how things were progres
sing under the management of
Mr. J. II. Tarns. They knew well
how everything would be before
they made the trip, for the past
Jew years that Mr. Tarns has held
the position they have never been
otherwise. They certainly select
ed the right man for the place
M'hen Mr. Tarns was given the
position. He has given his entire
attention to the duties of the
farm and at no time can anyone
visit the county farm but what
they will find everything in tip
lop shape. The receipts from I be
farm have been greater under the
management of Mr. Tunis than
ever before, nnd this is the point
that the commissioners and tax
payers look to as result'.
one was in his rear when they
were set upon by three men with
clubs. The men in advance of Mr.
Parker had two or three bottles
of beer. Mr. Parker was unarmed
and was knocked down, and when
he fell he procured a club and
grappled with his assailant and
defended himself as best he could.
His man in tho rear was knocked
down also. In the scramble
Meier robbed Mr. Parker of money
and other property. Meier testified
in his own behalf and to the ef
fect that he was drunk at the,
time; that he knew nothing about
what he did; that he was knocked
down himself and dazed, and that
he had no intention of committing
County Attorney Taylor argued
the state's case to the court and
jury, and insisted on the guilt of
the defendant, and asked for a
verdict in accordance with the
testimony and instructions.
Ex-County Attorney Rawls ap
peared for the defendant, and in
his argument never denied the
guilt of the accused, admitting
that the money of Mr. Parker was
in the possession of tho accused
and taken against the will of Mr.
Parker. Hut Mr. Ilawls argued
against the intent of his client lo
commit a felony. His condilion
at. the time the crime was com
mitted, Mr. Rawls argued, pre
cluded any intent, and the fact as
testified to by Meier and uncon
tradicted that Meier knew little
of what had transpired and for
that reason the jury should deal
leniently with him.
There are three other men
charged wilh he same crime who
are to be tried al the present, term
If the following was not told by
l" Ghmwood tribune,' whose
editors are well known fur truth
and veracity, we would be ready to
declare it a base fabrication. The
"William II. Noah, an old-time
Mills county pioneer, father of 22
children, 18 of whom are living,
grandfather of 81 children, great
grandfather of 13, and great,
great grandfather of 3 children
1 1 8 descendants in all is visiting
"He is a brother of Jesse Noah,
and lived in Glenwood from 1857
lo 1871, when he moved to Gra
ham county, Kansas, where he has
since resided. He was one of
Olcnwood's pioneer blacksmiths,
ai,,i li:s used to stand near
the old Keg creek bridge on Vine
"He is accompanied by his wife,
who is the mother of 10 of the
children. Six of the children were
l) n flrst wife-
"Of the 10 children oT Mr. and
Mrs. Noah, 8 are boys and 8 are
girls. All are married and all
have children of their own. The
families of their children range in
size from one to twelve children
"Of the six children by Mr
Noah's first wife, hut two are liv-
ing. All grew to manhood and
Look After Bad Place In Road
From Friday'! Dally.
County Commissioners Jordan,
Switzer and Kriedrich and County
Surveyor Patterson motored to
the (Jruber farm, between Ne
' havka u,1( Union, yesterday
morning and looked after a bad
place in the O street road. There
is a bail mud-hole at that point
which will reipiire considerable
grading to put in condition, am
I I I. m .1
i in? worn oi me surveyor was
necessary before an estimate of
the cost, could be made
Postmaster H. A. Schneider p
tf-ped from York this morning
v h-ie he had all. mini hp
M;j.T l:tle convention, J.'(
Sirr of I. inc. .In was cleefoi
president, of the association for
another year. Postmaster Cook
t.f ll!air was elected secn-larv.
Widen Road at Strelght Farm.
This week the county board let
the contract for widening the road
along the east side of the 0. M.
Slreight farm, north of this city,
to Mr. George Poisall. There will
be seven or eight hundred yards
of dirt to move. The contract
price is $125, and work has been
commenced on the job already.
The ditch on the west side of the
road and along the line of Mr.
Streight's east fence, has en
croached on the road unti lit had
become dangerous to the public,
especially jn - driving through
there in the night.' t
A LOVELY COUNTRY
Bride a Daughter of Mrs. Ida M.
Cole and Groom a Popular '
From Friday's Dally.
very pretty home wedding oc
curred last evening at 8 o'clock at
the residence of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Ida M. Cole, near
Mynard, the occasion being the
uniting in the holy bonds of
matrimony Mr. Charles Darnard
and Miss Gertrude Cole.
The parlors and dining room
were beautifully decorated in
pink and white, and the wedding
party presented a beautiful pic
ture assembled under an arch of
beautiful roses, from which was
suspended a large white wedding
bell. The ceremony was perform
ed by Rev. Meese of the U. B.
church. Before the wedding party
appeared Miss Fern Long sang a
delightful solo, appropriate to the
occasion, at the close of which
Miss Stella Long struck up the
wedding march, and lo the soft
(ones of the piano the wedding
procession advanced into the
parlor. Rev. Meese led I he pro
cession, followed by a quartet of
girls, composed of Misses Opal
Cole, Martha Gapen, Helen Liv
ingston and Loreta Props!,, dress
ed in while am) wearing a large.
pink rosette in their hair, and
each carrying a basket filled wilh
dai.-ies. Next came the bride and
gnmr.i. unattended save hv the lit
tle flower girls just mentioned.
The bride wore a beautiful
while satin gown wilh veil, and
carried a large bouquet of roses,
while the groom at her side was
clad in a black business suit. Aft
er the impressive ceremony of the
I H. church ritual, which was
witnessed by about seventy-five
guests, immediate relatives and
friends of the bride and groom,
congratulations were tendered by
The happy couple and Iheir
guests were then ushered into
the dining room, where punch was
served by Misses Etha Crftbill,
Rnehel Livingston and Elsie
Gapen. Brick ice cream and cake
was also served. The happy
couple departed for Balfour, Iowa,
last, evening, where a reception
will be tendered (hem today al. !he
home, of the groom's mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard have a
large number of friends in this
vicinity, the bride having been
born .Mid reared in Ibis county,
who will join with the Journal in
wishing the happy young couplo
much happiness and prosperity.
They will reside with the bride's
n other and brother until next
The out-of-town guests were:
Mrs. Pitzenberger, a sister of tho
groom, of Council Grove, Kansas;
Mr. Frank Barnard and family, of
Lincoln, and Mr. Irwin Barnard
of Hillsdale, Iowa.
From Friday's Dally.
Jack Crawford, who is serving
lime in the penitentiary for steal
ing a load or two of wheat from
R. L. Propst, was brought down
from Lincoln yesterday to testify
in the case of the Slate against
William Becker, charged with tho
same offense. Jack informed the
police here that he was doing as
well as he could; that he saw the
Cass contingent every Sunday and
had an npporlunily to talk with
them. He says Max Ploen, who is
serving a life sentence for mur
der, is cheerful; that Ossenkop
has an easy job ami is getting
along nicely. The prison rules
allow them their liberty on Sun
day and they can assemble in the
court nnd play ball or any other
innocent, sport during the after-TK.r-n.
SURPRISE TO MISS
LE ORA BEITER
The "Melchesedecs" Young Ladles
' "Shower" Miss Belter at the
Home of Fev. L. W. Gade.
From Frldny'i Daily.
; The "Melchesedecs" held their
regular social meeting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Gade
Thursday evening. The "Mel
chesedec," girls had , received
whitl's of a rumor that one of their
number, Miss LeOra eBiter, who
has been making her home with
her sister, Mrs. Charles Hartford,
during the past winter months,
was soon to be married, and so
the girls decided to make this
social meeting something out of
the ordinary. This occasion was
not only in the nature of a sur
prise in honor of Miss Heiter, but
also was a miscellaneous shower.
, Miss Beiter had been invited to
spend the evening at the Gade
home in order that she might not
suspect anything was doing. In
the meantime, at about 8 o'clock,
the girls and a number of friends,
wdio had been invited on this most
auspicious occasion, assembled
at the home of Miss Clara Wohl
farth and made preparations for
going to tho Gade home. When
the procession was all in readi
ness it was a sight to behold. The
unique invitations had stated that
as, the girls were all spinsters of
good standing in the community,
they were requested to come
dressed in character. Rigged out
in these costumes, the leader
carried a large banner with the
name of the groom-to-be printed
in large and attractive letters on
said banner, while the articles
which the bride-lo-be was to bo
showered with had been strung on
a pole, this pole being carried on
their shoulders. "In this manner
they proceeded to the home of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Gade nnd walked in on
Miss Beiter, yelling, "Surprise,"
nnd parading about the rooms a
number of times.
Miss Beiter was taken at once
by complete surprise ami words
cannot, express her astonishment,
as she had not even dreamed of
such n thing, and then, too, the
girls had not kept her very well
posted ns lo their doings. When
Miss Beiter had somewhat re
covered I he girls proceeded to
make themselves al. home and
prepared to have their usual de
lightful lime. The girls had not,
only been informed that they were
lo dress in character, but they
were to bring an old-fashioned
picture of tho man supposed to
have been refused by them. Not
only thai, but they were lo come
prepared to slate what "he" lack
ed to make "him" pleasing to
them. There were some very
thrilling and heart-rending nar
ratives told, all of which provoked
considerable merriment, and at
the conclusion the girls decided
that the narratives told by Misses
Clara Weyrich, Crete Briggs,
Ruth Chapman and Eslelle Baird
were whoppers and I hey wero
awarded wilh a heart.
During the evening delicious
wafers nnd fruit punch was
served, which was likewise thor
oughly enjoyed. Miss Beiter was
made Ihe recipient of a number
of handsome and useful gifts
calculated to introduce her into
the , art of housekeeping and
which will be constant reminders
of this happy ocension. Tho
"Melchesedecs" presented her
wilh a beautiful souvenir spoon
wilh Ihe year am) the name of
the class engraved thereon and
which will bo cherished by Miss
Beiter for many years to come.
Return From 8chool.
From Friday'! Dally.
Mrs. C. C. Parniele returned
from Godfrey, Illinois, last even
ing, accompainod by her daugh
ter, Miss Halie, and Miss Lucie
Gass, who have been attending
school at that city. Mrs. Parmele
nnd party came by bont to Bur
lington, Iowa, where they were
joined by Miss Ellen Pollock,
who has been al, school at, Evans
ton, Illinois, for the past year.
The three young ladies will spend
their vacation wilh their parents
in this city.
Between Mauley and Rock
Mlull's. an automobile crank.
Finder will receive reward by
noticing S. O. Cole, Mynard, Neb.
Social Workers Meet.
From Frlduy's Dally.
The Social Workers of the M. E.
church held a verv nleasant
meeting at the delightful home of
Mrs. A. J. Beeson yesterday aft
ernoon. There, were a large num
ber of the ladies present and all
enjoyed themselves to the fullest
extent. The regular business ses
sion was held, which . took the
greater portion of the early
hours. After this the ladies all
joined in having their usual
social time. The principal amuse
ment was derived from social con
versation and plying the busy
needle, and which made the re
maining hours pass very rapidly.
At the usual time a dainty lunch
eon was served, to which the
ladies did ample justice, and at a
later hour all dispersed, indebted
to the hostess for the splendid
entertainment afforded them.
AT THE TIDD
The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
Luke's Church Enjoy a
From Friday'! Dally.
The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
Luke's church held a most excel
lent meeting at the pleasant homo
of Mrs. A. L. Tidd yesterday after
noon, which was very largely at
t ended and at which a most de
lightful lime was had. This is
the last meeting the auxiliary
ladies will hold for the summer
months and for this reason a
large number of the ladies wero
"New Mexico" was the topic, for
the afternoon study and the. ladies
in charge of the program had a
most interesting and instructive
one prepared. It proved a very
entertaining, feature and was
greatly enjoyed by those fortunate
enough to bo present. During
the afternoon a business session
was held, during which lime some
matters of importance were nl
tended lo, and following this the
ladies indulged in social con
versation and other amuseilierils,
wh'ch were thoroughly enjoyed.
Delicious refreshments were
served, which the ladies likewise
great ly appreciated.
Fourth of July Committee Works.
From Friday'! Dully.
The committee on the Fourth
of July celebration held a very
good session last night and thus
far have worked up the following
program, which does out include
all of the attractions which will be
offered to the public on lliat. oc
casion by any means. Among the
free attractions will he the fol
lowing: In the parade will be the
Red Men lodge, also a Call-a-Thumpiau
band. Prizes for the
best costume will be offered $3,
$2 and 91. There will be a sham
Indian battle on the bar. A
wrestling match, either in Ihe Air
Dome or in I lie Parmele theater,
the winner lo receive $25 for two
falls out of three. There will be
a fal man's race, open to the
world, the prizes being $2 and $1.
There will be a girls' race, girls
from 8 lo 1 iyears, 50-yard dash,
for $1, 75 and 50 cents. Boys'
race, 200-yard dash, boys 18
years and under, for $1.50, $1 and
50 cents. Best decorated auto
mobile in parade, $5. There will
be a whistling race for hoys. Must
run 50 yards and return and
whistle tune while running; girl
commit lee at half-way station to
designate tune; prizes $2 and $1.
There will be other equally at
Jolly Eight Club Meets.
Mrs. Roy Hiirdick entertained
tho Jolly Eight, club nt her home
during the afternoon of I'lag day.
The decorations of parlors were
of flags in keeping wilh tho oc
casion. The enlire membership
was present to enjoy Mrs. Bur
dick's hospitality. High five fur
nished the amusement, for the
company. Miss Olgu Saltier
carried olT the first prize and Mrs.
Ofe the second. Lovely refresh
ments, consisting of brick ice
cream and cake, were served. An
enjoyable afternoon was spent by
Mr. James Terryherry nnd wife
and nephew and niece drove in
this morning nnd attended to
some business in Ihe probate
OLD SETTLER'S AfL" -.
REUNION OF CASS COUNTY
Officers Elected for the Present
Season and August 11 and 12
.Dates for Celebration.
The. annual business meeting
of thet Old Settlerji' association
was heJd "at. Reach's hotel last
Saturday, afternoon, and Friday
and Saturday, August 11 and 12,
selected as tho days for holding
the twenty-third nnnual reunion.
The meeting was well attended by
men who showed their determina
tion to make the reunion this
year equal to or better than ever
before, and with "Jim" Reynolds
to show the way and efficient as
sistants working harmoniously it
looks bright for the best celebra
tion ever held in eastern .Ne
braska. The financial report for the last
year's reunion showed a deficit of
$00, and that the commit tee had
met this by giving their personal
obligation to secure funds for the
payment of bills, and tho report
as read was approved by unani
mous vote at this meeting. Tho
officers elected for this year are.
President James T. Reynolds.
Treasurer John R. Pierson.
Secretary Charles L, Graves.
Vice Presidents J. D. Hramh
let anil J. D. Cross.
Directors James T. Rey
nolds, J. D. Cross, J. D. Bramblet,
J. B. Roddy and D. R. Fruns.
Superintendents of Conces
sions Li R. Upton, John R. Pier
son and J. B. Roddy.
The matter of place of Imlding
the reunion was easily settled, as
Mrs. Hatlie Itanium was called by
'phono and very readily gavo per
mission to use the Barnum grove,
the same grounds that have been
used for several years past. There
will be another business meeting
at the hotel at 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, July 1, and nil persons
interested are requested to attend,
as the officers desire to have the
co-operation of everybody. t'nou
Goose Bone Not In It.
Wash Young has a nielli... I .,f
predicting rain which lays Hie
goose In ami rheumatic pains
far in the shade. When Wu-h
i ds rain for his truck patch ho
simply leaves his valuable kit of
carpenter tools on the bench.
Wash was in the city yeslerdav,
ami just to show how he can hold
the limelight over Hicks, he slated
Hint last Wednesday afternoon he
was making and titling window
screens for George Snyder, west
of Mynard a mile or so. When he
went home he left, his plains,
saws ami chisels all out, on the
bench, ami instructed Mr. Snyder,
in case it should begin to rain
during the night under no circum
stances should Ihe tools ho re
moved from the bench. During
.the night Ihe rain set in. Mr.
.Snyder, disregarding Wash's in
struct ions, as soon as he was
awakened by a loud clap or
thunder, rushed out and brought,
in the tools. The rain ceased very
soon, ami when Wash learned of
the removal of his tools he was
very sore, for he needed tho rain.
Nearly a Serious Accident.
From Sntiirday'R Dnlly.
Hubert Propst and son, Willie,
and W. F. Gillispie were driving
'to this city this morning fi i
their homes near Mynard, and
when passing along the roud near
Charles Cook's place they canio
near meeting with a serious ac
cident. To Ihe side of tho road
a little girl was playing in the
weeds, ami just at the time the
team was directly in front of her
she raised up. The team whs so
frightened that they gave nw
leap, landing in Ihe deep dit. h to
the side of the road. While the
buggy did nut turn over, it was
pretty badly demolished from the
heavy load. Nono of the oc
cupants were injured.
I hereby announce by self as a
candidute for the nomination fur the
office of slierifT of Curs county. Ne
braska, subject to the decision of the
voters at the coming primary elec
tion. I nuk the voters to phu'e me
in nomination on tho deni i.r itie
ticket. G. P. Barton, Union, N !.
Mr. I). T. Jordan and w ii'e of
Omaha were in the city today
visit ing rclal ives.
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