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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1911)
The latest reports are that Blankets and Comforts will be worn a great
deal this Fall and Winter, and as usual we have a large stock of both.
Blankets in cotton from the small three-quarter size to those big twelve
50c to $3.50 per pair
Part Wool and All-Wool Blankets in colors and white at from
$3.50 to $9.00 per pair
Comforts all good b ig ones all kinds of materials and all kind of prices
$1 .75 to $4.00 Each
ALEX HUNTER CHARGED MURDER
I JOHN WAGNER, THE FISHERMAN
Wife of Accused Declares Her Husband Slugged and Robbed
Victim of Between $50 and $100, and Threw the Body
Under Railroad Bridge East of Plattsmouth.
Developments within the past
few days have thrown much light
on the death of John Wagner, the
old-time fisherman and hunter,
whose dead body was found under
the long curve bridge in Mills
county, Iowa, on the morning of
October 15. When the remains
were prepared for burial by Un
dertaker W. J. Streight, ho
notified the authorities that the
wound on Wagner's hend did not
indicate that he had been struck
by a train. Dr. J. S. Livingston
happened in soon after Mr.
Streigbt's discovery and examin
ed the wound, and was of the
samp opinion, as the skull was
crushed in at one point only and
no other mark found on his body
except an old wound on his side.
The Mills county sheriff was
notified of the suspicions of the
citizens here that Wagner had
met with foul play, and Sheriff
Bushnell of Mills county has been
working on the case since.
Monday afternoon Mrs. Mary
Hunter, wife of Alex Hunter, for
merly of this county, was placed
in the city jail at Council ninfiN
while (he police department nr.d
the sheriffs of Mills and Pollwat
tamio counties have been hunting
for Alex Hunter, her husband, and
another man, on the charge of
murdering John Wagner. The
woman told the officers on Tues
day that her husband had mur
dered and robbfd the old man
Saturday and carried his bodv lo
the trestle west of the Junction
and thrown it over in such a man
ner as to create the impression
that he had been struck by a train.
Mrs. Hunter said that Hunter had
not intended to kill Wagner, but
merely meant to rob him. but the
blow was of sunirient force to
crush bis skull and cause death;
that he robbed Wagner of from
50 lo 1 00. The woman stated
that her husband slept in the
cornfield Saturday night and came
home Sunday morning, bringing
a bloody handkerchief and a
8lone. and that his overalls had
blood stains on 1 horn ; that Hunter
compelled her to go to the bridge
on Minnay t0 see if the body was
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el where he had placed it; that ,
IlUn Cr lof hnmn SryAn..
Hunter left home Sunday ovenm?
for Clarinda. Mrs. Hunter tnld
the sheriff of Mills county wh.'vo
the handkerchief and slone could
be found, but on going to the
premises someone had been there
and taken all trace away, but on
going to the trestle where the
body of Wagner was found, the
print of a woman's shoe was
found in the soft earth.
The last time Wagner was seen
alive by Plaltsmoulh citizens was
Satr.rday evening after No. 2 bad
gone through, August Tartsch
and Jack Brill ian met him on the
Burlington track near the eleva
tor, and be was then going across
the river. His body was discover
ed Sunday morning by the train
crew on No. -4, which reported to
Plaltsmoulh that the legs of a
man were visible projecting from
under the tressle.
C S. Johnson and the switch
crew went over at once and found
Wagner lying under the bridge.
The sheriff of Mills county was
notified, and with a constable,
viewed the body, but supposed
thai a train had hit Wagner and
caused bis death, and declined to
take chharge of the body, but noli
fled the Cass county authorities
lo get the body, which they did
Alex Hunter, the man sought
for the crime of murder, was seen
with Wagner Saturday nierht, on
the bridge under which his dead
uociy was found.
Sunday night Hunter arrived
in j-iuusmouin, and related a
story concerning his brother try
ing to kill nun. On Mondav morn
ing he sought McMaken & Son's
olllce and wanted to go lo work
for them at Clarinda. Tuesday
morning I he firm procured a tick-
el for Hunter and sent him to
Clarinda, where he worked for a
week, but left a few days ago and
is now not far from Council Bluffs
and the olllcers expect to place
mm under arrest within a few
I he developments will result
in I be exhuming of the body of
wngner and a post mortem ex
amination. The Mills county authorities
were in Plaltsmoulh early in the
week to interrogate the undertak
er, who informed them that Dr.
Livingston had said that Wagner
-- wu iniiuu io Keen
the matter quid, but last evening
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A reOUPSf. una nmHn In Ln
'Ml of Mi i rnnnlv ,l.,i..,.i ,
ie in the city and gave out the
story of the crime. A prominent
business man had business in the
vicinity a few days ago, and learn
ed that Mrs. Hunter had revealed
a part of the story to them, stat-
ing to the neighbor that Hunter
came bom,; Saturday night with
$11.00, and the bloody handker
chief and stone in his possession.
Since that time a partner of Wag
ner's has been interviewed, who
slated that, he had let Wagner
have $40.00 a week before and
that he and Wagner bad drank
quite freely, and that he probably
bad on his person at the time of
his death, ten or twelve dollers.
There was 11 cents found in
Wagner's purse, which was open
in his pocket when his dead body
The Mills county aulhorilies
will prsoecufe the case, as the
crime was commit led in that
county. Hunter is thought to bo
a bard character and has been
suspiciohed of crime before.
Entertained by Mrs. Kroehler.
The jHy "8" Card club mr
with MrsAndrew Kroehler at her
charming home on Washington
avenue yesterday afternoon. Ouile
n number of the ladies were pres
ent and the usual seven games of
cards were played. Mrs. J sse
Warga won fhe first prize, while
Mrs. J. p. Saffler captured the
booby prize. The score cards
were dainty little band-painted
pumpkins, also the place cards
were imprinted with the littb
signs of the Halloween season
net ji. . .
.wier wio earn games a very
nanny luncheon was provided by
the hostess, which all pronounced
as neing most excellent. It was
a late hour when the guests de
parted for theii- homes, having
had a most delightful afternoon.
Enjoys Visit From Brother.
W. II. Lsbell, who has been
visiting bis brother, N. H. Ishell,
of this city for a short time, do-'
parted for Chicago this morning.
He has been making a tour of the
west and visited his son, who is
an old-lime Burlington operator,
at Fort Morgan, Colo. Mr. lsbell,
like his brother here, is a veteran
of the civil war, having been
wounded at ShHoh, the effects of
which compel him to walk with a
crutch now. He was a member of
both the Thirty-first and Fifly
ninlh Indiana regiments. He will
reach his home at Kendallville,
Ind., the latter part of the week.
Turn Neat Trick.
The Commercial club has
jumped the claim of the Benr
Clothing company to a sign erect
ed by the Omaha concern nn the
bar, and have painted out. fhn
sign of the Omaha fi r m nnrf mil
on beautiful red oaint. whieh
shows up much better from the
slati.m. This is what the sipn 1
win show in the future: "Plntia
mouth, Nebraska. Cnnniv K.nt-
Home of the Burlington Shops
Payroll $10,000 I'er Month," etc.
Highest price Daid for
all kinds of poultry.
natt Produce Co.
Somewhat of a Relic.
The Lincoln Journal of Tuesday
contained the following: "A
small, thinly, worn mule shoe
bearing on the bottom in crude
letters the words, 'My Peace I (live
Unto You," was found yesterday
in a load of sand which came from
the sand pits at Louisville, Neb.
The sand had been unloaded for
use at the Comnierical club build
ing and the shoe was found by
(Hen Huliy. Prof. K. 11. Barbour,
who examined the relic, said that
he has no doubt that it dales back
to the days of the old French mis
sionaries. A number of images
of St. John and similar relics
given by the missionaries to the
Indians have been found in the
stale, and it is thought that the
mule shoe also dates buck to these
days. The shoe is small, measur
ing a scant three inches in length,
and two and live-eights inches In
width. The sentence on the bot
tom is in raised letters rather
crudely fashioned. There is no
evidence of nail-holes in the shoe.
The load of sand in w hich I he
relic was found was taken from a
deep part of the sand pit at Louisville."
Whenever some organ of our
body stops working for a time it
is a serious situation, especially
if it involves the liver. It is be
cause the numerous blood vessels
of the liver become filled with im
pure blood or because the liver
is overburdened with fat. We find
it among all classes of people,
but mostly in those given to ex
cesses in eating and drinking and
those neglecting proper physical
exercise. The color of the faco
and sometimes even of the eyes
becomes yellowish, the body
weak; the palient is constipated
and suffers from headache, loss of
appetite and from debility. In
such cases Triner's American
Kiixir of Bitter Wine is indicated,
because it will stimulate the liver
and all digestive organs to activity
and gives them enough strength
to do their work without effort. It
regulates the digestion, strength
ens the nerves and assists in the
formation of new blood. At drug
stores. Jos. Triner, 1333-13.19
So. Ashland Ave., Chicago, HI.
Farms For Sale.
100 acres of Cass county land,
located 3 miles south of Nehawka.
This place is in excellent condi
ton with 100 acres sowed lo fall
whe at, A acres of alfalfa, 30 acres
of meadow and remainder in
pasture, 7 acres being fenced hog
tight. Improved with 8 room
bouse, fine new large barn with
accommodations for ten head of
horses and fifty cattle; cribs and
granary, 4 acres orchard and a
splendid well with new mill. Be
side the well there is a good snrin
and two small running streams,
i i- 1 1 . i
" ouiu mane a line proposition for
slock of diversified farming.
Also 1(50 acres rich Otoe coun
ty land adjoining the above farm;
135 acres under cultivation, most
of which is bottom land and pro
duces bumper crops; and 20
acres is in meadow. This is a
good buy for somebody. For
further information cominunicule
C Beadon Hall, Nehawka, Neb.
Moved This Week.
The household goods of F. Mo
Kinney have urrived from Omaliu
and he has moved into a brick
residence on South Third street.
F. S. llamsey has moved from
his former residence to the Sol
Adamson properly ul the corner
of Vino and Seventh street.
P. F. Budig'a household goods
have arrived from Hastings and
ho will be a Plattsmouth citizen
again as soon as ho can get
II. S. Austin has recently moved
into the Mrs. Al Oass residenco on
Ed Burbank Injured.
Kd Burbank of the freight car
repair department, while at work
on the repair track this morning,
bad the misfortune to step on a
nail, which penetrated his foot,
causing a deep wound. Mr. Bur
bank was taken lo tho olllce of the
company surgeon and his iniurv
dressed. Ho will be off duly for
A. II. Weicbel of Elinwood was
in tho city over night, returning
homo this morning, havinir Rome
business to look after in county
court. While in the city Mr.
Weichel gave the Journal a oleas-
Oyster Supper at Mynard.
The M. W. A. ol Muaril will give aa
Oymtn (tapper at tbrlr Hall Ralunlar
Kvrolnc, October 2N. K very hod f
GAIN NEW CITIES
Several Important Towns Cep
tored or Convsriel
SHANGHAI MAY FALL SCON
Taotal Remove! Hit Household to the.
Foreign City Imperial Fleet Re
treating Down Yangtse River Reb
el Control Peking-Hankow Railroad.
Peking. Oct. 2(5. Mem-hung, capital
tf the province of Klangsl; Kwsllin,
tapital ol Kwangsl, and Sukow have
gope over to the rebels. The lust
named Is strongly fortified and com
niundd the entrance to Poyang lake.
Serious disturbances are reported to
Lave accompanied the assassination of
the Tartar general at Canton. The
legation guards have been Increased.
The capture of Changchott by tho
revolutionists was also annouced.
From a strategic point of view this
city should prove of great value to tho
rebels. Ii is the junction of the Kal
f tins Peking-Hankow railroads. Its
capture apparently cuts off from Po
king ail the Imperial troops now gath
ered around Hankow and Wuchang.
News from the lower Yangtse vnlley
was all discouraging to the govern
ment. With Kluklang In undisputed
possession of the rebels, tho Imperial
fleet has retreated on down the river,
oin of tho vessels being reported as
far east as Wuhu. Conditions are omi
nous no tonly In Wuhu, but In Nankin.
Most of the Munchu officials have left
these two cities and are crowding
Into Shanghai, where every hotel la
already filled with refugees.
The taotal of Shanghai became bo
alarmed over the possibility of the so
cession of the native city to the rebeh
ithat he removed his household to tin
Torelgn settlement. The taotal o
.Nankln also put himself under the
Imperial Army Driven Back.
San Francisco, Oct. 2(5. Advices of
an Important and perhaps derided
I rebel victory over tho main body of
'. the Imperial army on the mountain
passes separating Unpen and Hunan
provinces, were received here by the
Chinese Free Tress. Tho message,
which came from Hongkong, said that
General Yin Tchnng, In command of
thr. 21,000 royalist troops and 150
guns, wns driven back by Oeneral LI
Yuen Hung with 15,000 rebels. The
defeated army at last reports was en
trenching Itself In. the city of Vu
slngkwan. $2 PER HEAD FOR VOTES
8tephenson Reputed to Be Worth $30,.
000,000 and Should Come Across.
Milwaukee, Oct. 26. Because Sena
tor Isaac Stephenson was reputed to
be worth 1:10,000,000, some of his po
litical workers thought they ought to
be paid for their tlmo, and this was
the reason It cost tho senator so much
to secure the nomination at tho prim
aries In 1908, according to testimony
before the senatorial investigation
W. K. Knoll, former shcrlrf or Mil
waukee, testified that while Stephen
eon's campaign manager In tho count v
ho expended lt,800.
"Why did you have to spend , so
much money In one county?" asked
Senator Heyhurn, the chairman.
"Tiecause the other candidates were
spending n lot. We felt we had. to
meet them." .
"Was It a question of matching dol
lars? If the senator received R.O00
votes In the county his campaign ex
penses appear to have been $2 for(
every vote. Is that right?"
"That's right. If Senator Stephen
son was a poor man his workers might
have campaigned for him for nothing,
but as It wns known ho was rich and
was Raid to be worth $30,000,000 It
was thought only right that those who
worked for him should ho pnld for
SHOT BY STABLEMAN
Two Killed In Fight Over F.ld'ng
Horte at San Jose.
Ran Jose, Cal.. Oct. 20. Simon Ro
mero, a prominent resident of Monte
rey, and Manuel Oarcla, his slayer, are
both dead, and Miss JU-len Quesnda.
daughter of a millionaire planter of
Costa R'cn, Is seriously wounded as
the result of shooting affray that or
O'trred at the pnlatlal home of the
Quesadns, neur this city.
Oarcla was a stableman In tho em
ploy of Quesada and was discharged
by Miss Ouesnda bocnuse he took out
a horse for exercise which sho had
forbidden htm to ride.
Oarcla entered the dining room of
the Quesada house and fired fou
rhots at Romero, killing htm Instant
ly. The girl was wounded by another
Church to Change Land Tenure.
Kansas City, Oct. 2fi. Property of
tho Catholic church Is no longer to be
vested In tho bishops of the various
dioceses In the United States, accord
ing to a ruling received by nishop
Llllls of Kansas Cltv from Mgr. Pal
ronlo, the apostolic delegate In Wash
ington. The term "In Tee simple" Is
to be abolished and parish corpora
tlons, on tho plan of the New York
rlloces. are to he formed wherever the
law of the state permits.
JOHN B. FREDERICKS.
Latest Photograph of
Proseoutor Who Pleads
Case Against McNamara.
(H 1311. by American Trmn Association, 1
MORE VENIREMEN NEEDED
Last of Panel of 125 Under Examlna.
tion in McNamara Trial.
Ios Angeles, Oct. 26. The last
venireman of the 125 summoned foi
jury service In tbe McNamara murdei
ease was under examination when
court adjourned and tho problem ol
assembling more veniremen becamt,
An explosion during blasting opera
tions at the new Ixs Angeles Timet
building blew some rocks across th
ntreet and slightly Injured N. J. Wellej
of Corona, Cal., a rancher. Windows
In a piano store and a typewriter sales
room were broken by rocks, a bouldei
about eighteen Inches long smnshlna
an upright piano leg In the formei
store. The defense announced that II
would mnke an investigation of the,
OUT OF WINDOW
Factions !n Denver Presbyterian
Church Have Fist Fight. , ,
Denver, Oct. 2G. Rev. W. S. R
dolph Is nursing various cuts and
bruises and a number of other mem
bers of the Union Presbyterian church
are using soothing lotions as a result
of ten minutes of lively fisticuffs over
church affairs Tuning tho meloe the
pustor was thrown through a window.
Dr. Rudolph with a number of his
friends were sitting quietly In tha
rear of tho auditorium of tho church,
while trustees and other church work-
arraigned the pastor In severe
terms for attempting to regain posses-
nlon of the church after ho had re
signed from the board of governors,
Then a motion was carried to go In
to executive session In a room adjoin
ing the church and the pnstor and bit
friends Infi rcntially were Invited to
Dr. Rudolph, however, led his eo
i horts around to a back door and. en
tered tho room. A fight Immediately
I became general. Women In hysteric!
! I.rvlt.1,1 IntA Mm Annn nil. .. .1, 11 . A
or more men punched nt each other In
grim and almost silent earnestness,
several of them becoming Involved,
while attempting to act as peacemak
3,000 M03E NAMES DRAWN
Only Expected That 30 Per Cent f
Winners Will Tile.
Oreeory, a. D., Oct. 2. Three thou,
sand more names were drawn, making
a total of 5 000 for the two days. Ne
braska, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas
and - Minnesota continued to lead 1b,
number of winners, over half of th
lucky ones coming from thoBo states.
I'llno's and Missouri were well repre
sented among the winners.
Jud"e Wltten said that no one holij
ng a high number need feel dlseoui-
aged, as the probabilities were that
not over 30 per cent of those drawing
wlnn'n" numbers would file and any
one holding a number near 8.000 still
Iind a pood rhnnre to get a home. II
said thrt many of those who regis-to-ed
d'd ro onlv In the hopes of get
ttnsr a very low number for speculative.
purroos nn l after the first 200 or 800
names are r"l'ed the majority of the
applicants will fall to appear.
CbffO of Name Welcomed.
Torre tlnete, Ind.. Oct. 28. "I am
glad of t-e onportun'ty lo have my
name chune-l," said Miss Katherlne
Ottorordenigctitsfhenfeldo, 23 yeait
old, as she was handed the papers
which gave her the privilege of chanif
Ing the burdensome appellation. She
will wed Louis Kalen, a farmer.
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