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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1911)
(Copyright. A. C. McClurs & Co.. 1910.)
An Old Acquaintance.
TTie Carson City look-up wan an Im
provised affair, although a decidedly
'popular resort. It was originally a
kwo-room cabin with gable to the
Ifrtreet, the front apartment at one
'ttrae a low groggery, the keeper sleep
ling In the rear room. Whether Bud
dun death, or financial reverses, 'had
fateo the cause, the community had In
taome manner become possessed of the
"property, and had at once' dedicated
!H to the commonweal. For the pur
;iKMe thus selected It waa rather well
(Adapted, being strongly built, easily
guarded, and on the outskirts of the
'town. With Iron grating over the
i windows, the back door heavily spiked,
nd the front secured by Iron ban,
ny prisoner onoe locked within could
probably be found when wanted. On
the occasion of Keith's arrival, the
portion abutting upon the street waa
occupied by a rather miscellaneous
aHxembly the drunk and disorderly
-element conspicuous who were
rawaitlng their several calls to appear
'twfore a local justice and make an
wer for various misdeeds. Some were
7aelng the floor, others sat moodily
on benches ranged against the wall,
while a few were still peacefully slum
HxNing upon the floor. It was a frowsy,
disreputable crowd, evincing but mild
' 'tturiosHy at the arrival of a new pris
oner. Keith Tiad barely time to glance
about, recognizing no familiarity of
' face amid the mass peering at him, as
lie was hustled briskly forward and
thrust Into the rear room, the heavy
door closing behind him with the snap
lf a spring lock.
, Htf was alone, with only1 the faint-
irt- murmur of voices coming to him
rthrotigti the thick partition. It was a
room soma twelve feet square, open
to the roof, with bare waits, and con
taining no furniture except a rude
'boueb. Still dased by the suddenness
of his arrest, he sank down upon the
Mtt, leaned his head on his hands,
and endeavored to think. It was dlf-
'flortlt to get the facta marshalled Into
any order or to comprehend clearly
the situation, yet little by little his
ttram grasped the main details, and
he awoke to a full realisation of his
otiHUon, of the forces he roust war
ttgainst The actual murderers of
those two men on the trail had had
their suspicions aroused by his ac
tions; tbey believed he guessed some
thing of their foul deed, and had de
termined to clear themselves by
charging the crime directly against
ihim. It was a shrewd trick, and If
ithpy only stuck to their story, ought
to succeed. He had no evidence, oth
Ur than his own word, and the marshal
tiad already taken from his pockets
the papers belonging to the slain
linan. He had not found the locket
jhldden under his shirt, yet a more
thorough search would doubtless re
tvoal that also.
Even should the case come to trial,
Itow would It be possible for him to
establish innocence, and would It
ver come to trial? Keith knew the
character of the frontier, and of Car
mon City. The inclination of its citi
zens in such cases waa to act first,
iund reflect later. The law had but
ulender hold, being respected only
'when backed by the strong hand, and
IprlmUlve instincts were always in the
'awcendency, requiring merely a leader
to break forth In open violence. And
In this case would there be any lack
Kif leadership? Like a flash his mind
iroverted to "Black! Bart." There was
the man capable of Inciting a mob. If,
for some unknown reason, he had suf
ficient Interest to swear out the war
rant, and assist in the arrest, he would
(have equal cause to serve thone fel
lows behind him In other ways. Nat
urally, they would dread a trial, with
ilt possibility of exposure, and eagerly
primp any opportunity for wiping the
date clean. Their real security from
discovery undouM l',y lay In his
"Oh, De Good Lawd, Dat Am
Waits an' John Sibley.'
(loath, and with the "Red Light"
crowd .behind them they would i-
- . . .
ATAIX OF T11C PLAINS
P AMDALL PADDISH-
.uthor Or" My Lady Of The South."
iemWildepness Was King Etctrc
ILLUSTRATIONS Dv DfARDR1 MfLVIU.'
perlence no trouble in getting a fol
lowing desperate euough for any pur
pose. The longer Keith thought the less
he doubted the result. It was not then
a problem of defence, but of escape,
for he believed now that no oppor
tunity to defend himself would ever
be allowed. The arrest was merely
part of the plot intended to leave him
helpless In the hands of the mob. In
this Hicks was In no way blamable
he had merely performed his sworn
duty, and would still die, If need be,
In defence of his prisoner. He was
no tool, but only an Instrument they
had found means of using. ......
Keith was essentially a man of ac
tion, a fighter by Instinct, and so long
accustomed to danger that the excite
ment of It merely put new Are Into his
veins. Now that he understood exact
ly what threatened, all numbing feel
ing of hesitancy and doubt vanished,
and he became Instantly alive. He
would not He there In that hole wait
ing for the formation of a mob; nor
would he trust In the ability of the
marshal to defend him.
He had some friends without not
many, for he was but an occasional
visitor at Carson who would rally to
Hick's assistance, but there would not
be enough on the side of law and or
der to overcome the "Red Light" out
fit, if once they scented blood. If be
was to be saved from their clutches,
he must save himself; if hla Inno
cence was ever established it would
be by his own exertions and ba could
accomplish this only out yonder, free
under the arch of sky.
He lifted his head, every nerve tin
gling with desperate determination.
The low growl of voices was audible
through the partition, but there was
no other sound. Carson City was still
resting, and there would be no crowd
nor excitement until much later. Not
until nightfall would any attack be at
tempted ; he bad six or eight hours yet
In which to perfect his plans. He
ran his eyes about the room searching
for some spot of weakness. It was
dark back of the bench, and he turned
In that direction. Leaning over, he
looked down on the figure of a man
curled up, sound asleep on the floor.
The fellow's limbs twitched as If in a
dream, otherwise he might, have deem
ed him dead, as his face was burled
In his arms. A moment Keith hesi
tated; then he reached down and
shook the sleeper, until he aroused
sufficiently to look up. It was the
face of a coal-black negro. An in
stant the fellow stared at the man
towering over him, his thick Hps part
ed, his eyes full of sudden terror.
Then he sat up, with hands held be
fore him as though warding off a
"Fo" de Lawd's sake," he managed
to articulate finally, "am dls sho yo
Keith, to whom all colored people
were much alike, laughed at the ex
pression on the negro's face.
"I reckon ycr guessed the name, all
right, boy. Were you the cook of
the Diamond L?"
"No, san, I nebber cooked no dl'onds.
I'se ol' Neb, Bah."
"Yes, Bah, I'se de boy dat llbbed
wld ol' Missus Caton durln' de wah. I
ain't seen yo', Massa Jack, sence de
day we burled yo' daddy, ol' Massa
Keith. But I knowed yo' de berry
H-iniite I woke up. Sho' yo' 'members
It came to Keith now In sudden
rush of memory the drizzling ra'n
In the little cemetery, the few neigh
bors standing about, a narrow fringe
of slaves back of them, the lowertng
of the coffin, and the hollow sound of
earth falling on the box; and Neb, his
Aunt Catou's house servant, a black
Imp of good humor, who begged so
hard to be taken back with him to the
war. Why, the boy had held his stir
rup the next morning when be rode
away. The sudden rush of recollec
tion seemed to bridge the years, and
that black face became familiar, a
memory of home.
1 "Of course, I remember, Neb," he
exclaimed, eagerly, "but that's all
years ago and 1 never expected to see
yon again. Wbat brought you West
and got yon Into this holsf
The negro hitched np onto the
bench, the whites of his eyes conspic
uous as he stared uneasily about he
had a short, squatty figure, with ex
cessively broad shoulders, and a faca
of Intense good humor.
"I reck'n dat am oooslder'ble ob a
story, Massa Jack, de circumlocution
ob which would take a heap ob time
tellln'," be began soberly. "But It
happened 'bout dls way. When de
Yankees come snooptn' long de East
Sho' I reck'n maybe !t des a yeah aft
er dat time when we done burled de
ol' Co'nel dey burned Missus Caton's
house clah to de groun'; de ol' Missus
waa In Richmond den, an' de few nig
gers left Jest oatchally took to de
woods. I went Into Richmond huntln'
de ol' Missus, but, Iawd, Massa Jack,
I nebber foun' nuthin ob her In dat
crowd. Den an' officer man done (rot
me an put me dlggla' in de trenches.
Ef dat's what wah am, I sho' don'
""Vfci-rao'. wh- t)en mttr dat I lint
natchally drifteJl. f reckon I" llbbed I
bout eberywhar yo' ebtr heard olX '
ro dar want no use ob me gotn' back i
to de East Sho. Somebody said dat
de West am de right place fo a nig- j
ger, an' so I done headed west" ,
He dropped his face In his black i
hands, and was silent for some min
utes, but Keith said nothing, and fin
ally the thick voice continued:
"I tell you', Massa Jack. It was
mltchty lonely fo Neb dem days. I I
didn't know whar any ob yo' all was, i
au' It wan't no fun fo' dis nlpser beln'
free dat away. I got out ter Indepen
dence, Missouri, an' was roustabout !u'
on de ribber, when a couple ob men
come along what wanted a cook to
trabbel wld 'em. I took de Job, an'
d;t's what fetched nie here ter Carson
"But what caused your arrest?"
"A conjunction ob circumstances,
Massa Jack; yes, sah, a conjunction
ob circumstances. I got playln' pokah
ober In dat 'Red Light.' an' I was doin'
fine. I reckon I'd cleaned up mo'n
a hundred dollars when I got sleepy.
an' started fo' camp. I'd most got
dar w'en a bunch ob low white trash
Jumped me. It made me mad, It did
fo' a fact, an' I reckon I carved some
ob 'em up befo' I got away. Enny
bow, de marshal come down, took me
out ob de tent, an' fetched me here,
an' I ben here ebber sence. I want
goln ter let no low down white trash
git all dat money."
"What became of the men you were
"I reckon dey went on, sah. Def
had 'portent business, an' wouldn't
likely wait 'round hero Jest ter help
a nigger. Ain't ennybody ben here ter
see me, nohow, an' I 'spects I'se eradi
cated from dey mem'ry I 'spects I
(To Be Continued.)
No Sleep, No Rest, No Peace for
the Sufferer From Kidney
No peace for the kidney suf
ferer Pain and distress from morn
Get up with a lame back.
Twinges of backache bother you
Dull aching breaks your re(st at
Urinary disorders add to your
Get at the cause cure the kid
neys. Doan's Kidney Pills are for the
Have made great cures in this
Mrs. I. Youmans, of Glenwood,
Iowa, says: "I had a dull pain
in my back, extending into my
neck ami I was unable to get my
proper rest. Two months ago I
procured Doan's Kidney Pills and
their use made a marked improve
ment in every way. I can praise
Doan's Kidney Pills highly, for I
know they can lie relied upon to
strengthen the kidneys and dis
pose of any symptom of kidney
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
White Felts Popular.
"The thing in millinery right
now," said a millinery salesman
to a Journal reporter at the
depot, "is the white felt hat. They
are very popular in the cities.
They will be all the style for early
fall wear and they xvill soon be
as popular in the smaller cities
as in the big ones. Felt hats in
colors xvill also be. very popular,
green and purple shades being
most in evidence. But right noxv
the white felt is the thing."
Noyes County Charlman.
From 'Wednesday's Dally.
The republican county central
committee met at Weeping Water
yesterday and chose Charle9
Noyes of Louisville for chairman
and Dr. E. W. Cook of Platts
mouth for vice chairman. Thero
was a big attendance of com
mitteemen at the meeting, besides
most of the county republican
candidates. The committee ad
journed to meet at the call of the
A social dance will be
given at the T. J. Sokol ball
Saturday, August 20, 1911.
Everybody cordially invited.
Music by M. W. A. orchestra
Admission, 50c; ladies free.
Many ills come from impure
blood. Can't have pure blood wilh
faulty digestion, lazy liver and
sluggish bowels. Burdock Blood
Bitters strengthens stomach,
boxxcls and liver, and purities the
IfllDUUUali I Aull lU
Great Work Is Being
Anthony De Bernardi, recent v
pronioteii to Hie position of gen
eral superintendent of all the
lines of the Missnnnn I'urilie rail
road west of Si. I.ouis, xxas in
Omaha Saturday. This was his
first isit here .since asiiiinng the
duties of his new otViee. lie came
up oxer the rixer line from Kan
sas City, making an inspection of
xx hat is beintr done in the xvay of
Superintendent De Beruardi is
authority for the statement that
the Missouri Pacitle's main line is
rapidly being put in tlrst-class
condition. Curves are being cut
out. grades are being cut down
and a number of heavy fills are
being made. Bridges are. being re
built in a number of places. When
all this is done the road will be
the short line between Omaha and
When the improvements are
completed, which will probably be
as early as the first of next year,
a new schedule will be made for
passenger and express trains, the
plan being to cut from txvo to
three hours from the present
Superintendent De Bernardi is
another of the western railroad
men who has made good. Twenty-three
years ago he was an or
dinary section hand, working
along the tracks in Missouri.
Officials of the road saxv that ho
was made of the right kind of
stuff and in a little while the
young man became boss of the
section. From that time on pro
motions came with great rapidity,
he served as trainmaster, assist
ant superintendent, until now he
holds one of the best positions in
the service of the company. For
a number of years he was super
intendent of the Omaha division,
with headquarters in Ibis city.
An ordinary case of diarrhoea
can, as a ruie, be cured by a
single dose of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. This remedy has no su
perior for bowel complains. For
sale by F. fi. Fricke & Co.
Mrs. Horrigan Dead.
Mrs. Michael Horrigan, mother
of Kd Horrigan of Omaha. J. C.
Horrigan of New York and W. .1
Horrigan of Hastings, Neb., died
of arterial eurrhosis at her home
in Lexington. Neb., last Sunday
night. Mrs. Horrigan was 01
years of age. The body arrived
in Council Bluffs last evning and
was taken to Culler's undertaking
parlors. This nioriiim; it will be
taken to Iinogene, Iowa, her
former home, for burial. Omaha
Mrs. Horrigan is a sisler of
Mrs. Mary C. Murphy of this city, j
xx no departed yesterday tor iino
gene to attend the funeral, which
occurs there today. The deceased
lady has visited her sisler here on
several occasions and was quite
well knoxxn in Plattsmouth.
Baseball Sunday Afternoon.
The Plaltsmoiilh baseball team
xvill play the Cedar Creek team
fin the home diamond next Sunday
afternoon, the game to be called
at 3 o'clock. This is the second
game between Plattsmouth and
Cedar Creek this reason and
promises to be a good one. Turn
out and give the boys a good
crowd and assist them at, least to
pay the visitors' expenses.
Mrs. Frank (lobelman returned
from Murray last evening.
ELY'S CREAM BALM
Applied Into lh nodrlls
Is quickly absorbed.
OIVE8 RELIEF AT ONCE.
It clonnsoM, soot lies, Ih-uIh ami rtml the
disimwd lueinlirHiio resulting from Cutnrrh
ami drivi-s awuy a CiM in the Head quickly.
Ki'ston-i the Nenstus of 'J'uste and Kmidl.
It in enny to uhh. Contain no injurious
drug. No inep'ury, no eocalno, 110 rmr.
jiliimi. TliO liotim-liold r'-liifly.
Price, CO cotitH at bru'ints or ly miiil.
CLY BROTHERS. 56 Wtrrsn St., New Yon
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Old Hochstrasser Place Gaining Fame As A Place For Cupid
Miss Mae Crook and Raloh Slander Will Be Married There
Tonight Those Who Have Been Married.
"I.et ail xx ho enter h re beware. "'
Platlsmouih ha,, a Inune where
four marriages have taken place
in the last ten or Ixxelxe mouths,
or rather xvill have taken place
xx hen at 7:;i0 o'clock this evening
Mr. Halph Sladler of Salem uud
Miss Mae Crook of this city will
be united in wedlock at the home
of the bride's parents on South
The Crook home, better knoxvn
as the Hochstrasser place, is a
pretty place of twenty acres,
situated in the southwest part of
Plattsmouth, and the little god of
love seems to have made his. bid
ing place there during the last
year, if lie is going to continue
his home at that place he ought to
put out a sign something like that
at the head of this article, for
four men Rev. Arthur Brown of
Lincoln, Robert V. Sherwood of
Plattsmouth, Ike Smith of Salem
and Ralps Stadler of Salem can
testify that Cupid's home is
mere, ana mat "iney nail no
chance at all, mice they entered
xvilhin the gate."
State Superintendent Crabtree
May Visit Plattsmouth Schools
Personally In September.
The following letter from State
Superintendent Crabtree to Super
intendent Abbott of the Platts
mouth schools will explain itself,
and as it is a matter of interest
to teachers we publish the com
munication in full, by permission
of Professor Abbott:
Lincoln, August 15, 1011.
Superintendent N. C. Abbott,
Dear Friend: The complete
rules for the certification of
teachers are noxv in the hands of
the printer. Copies will be mailed
lo you just as soon as received
from the press. I am mighty
proud of this whole scheme. We
have used great care in preparing
the rules and regulations in order
to avoid the mistakes that always
result from over-haslry xxork, yet
we cannot hope to have the com
pleted bulletin entirely free from
We shall be ready very soon to
begin issuing cerlitlcales to those
xx ho bold positions in schools or
ganized under sub-division . In
order to give each of your teach
ers a square deal and in order to
get. the assistance of Hie super
intendent in passing on some
cases, I am now planning to visit
xotir school personally or to send
a representative of this olllce to
you some lime during September
v 11 ..Mil I
House hunting will be made easy if you use
your telephone. You may then determine from
from a real estate dealer the available houses
before you go to look for one.
If you are moving to another town, an ex
planation of your needs over the Long Distance
Bell Telephone lines "will enable the real estate
dealer to have a house ready when you arrive.
M. :. BRANTNER,
II xxas late last fall that Rev.
Broxxn and Miss Kathlene Hoch
strasser were married at thft
Hochstrasser home. At that time
Mr. Sherwood was often seen at
the home, and on January 4 he
and Miss Hannah 11. Hochstrasser
A little more than three months
passed and Ira Smith and Miss
Ora Crook were married. A new
family had moved into the plaoe,
but results in the matrimonial
line were the same.
Tonight the fourth wedding will
take place, that of Mr. Stadler an.4
Miss Mae Crook. For the fourth
time in less than a year will i
wedding inarch pour forth from
the home, and young people make
merry with the old,, old -wedding
Rev. Mr. Holyoke of Omaha will
perform the ceremony this even
ing. Thero will be a number of
out-of-town guests at the wed
ding, among whom will be Mr. and
Mrs. Ike Smith of Salem, Mrs. B.
W. Brown of Omaha, Misses Net
tie and Minnie Stabler of Salem
and Louis Witt of Salem.
to pass on every application and
to sign and present the certifi
cates at that time.
Life certificates may be validat
ed without expense. The feo will
lie $1 for certificate instead of
$1.25. Those who paid $1.25 wilt
hnvo the excess returned to them.
But these matters need not be ex
plained further until the date of
the visit. The new rules will
show the grade of certificate each,
will be entitled to. Wish you
would be kind enough to let eaoh
of your teachers know at onco th
plan to attend lo certificates after
school opens 80 as to provvmt
their feeling anxious about the
matter. Very Rincerly yours,
J. W, Crnbtroe, ;
John Fassbender for Coroner.
We note In the Nebraska City
papers that John Fassbender,
formerly of this city, xvas nomin
ated by the democrats of Otoe
county for coroner. John is an
awful good man, and if he has
made himself as popular in Otoe
county as he was in Cass, he will
undoubtedly be elected. He is a
splendid man for the place and
the democrats should make a
desperate effort lo elect him.
Miss Buckington relumed to
Pacific Junction this morning, af
ter visiting at the home of J. W.
Hainey for a few days.
C. A. RAWLS
Office First National Bank Building
HAH 1 MONTHS
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