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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1912)
SIDES HAD LEGAL EDUGATiON
In Letter Written to Attorney W. B. Price He Writes of the "De
humanizing" Condition Prevailing in the State Penitentiary
and Upon the Treatment of Prisoners.
Lincoln. N''l., March 22.
Thai "Sliorly" (iray, leader of a
frank' of hank roldiers anil ' fill
had man, who was killed hy a
..ht'iilff ism Monday near C.lial
co, after his escape from the
in riilentiaiy, was a man of some
education is shown hy a letter
written hy him to W. M. Price, hi.s
allorney, when he was appealing
in i !(!) from the action of the
prison authorities in canceling
his good time. The letter is in
the same hand writing as thai of
the note left, in the Itlunt. house
to the posse, and proves thai
Gray was the author of the note,
which was well written and per
(iray also prepared a brief in
bis case, and Urn is said by
lawyers to he a splendid sample
of good Knglish, and also shows
that the convict had some know
ledge of law and I lie principles of
argumentation. The letter to Mr.
"Lancaster, Neb., June !, 1909.
Mr. V. It. Irice, Attorney-at-Law,
Lincoln, Neb. Dear Sir: In
compliance with your request, I
herein set forth the major facts
in my case, hul having given the
mailer considerable thought since
our conslutal.ion, I have reached
the conclusion that under no
consideration will I attach my
signature, under oath, to any
paper. I would not even swear to
the incontrovertible fuel that I am
a Nebraska stale convict No. 2lil.
"The fads are as follows:
"I am serving seven years for
a crime (burglary; of which I
know absolutely nothing; I was
convicted on the flimsiest of cir
cumstantial evidence; I would not
have been convicted had my coun
sel presented my defense; since
my incarceration I have been il
legally deprived of every one of
my legal and constitutional
rights; f have been subjected lo
brutal and inhuman punishment
by one of the ox-ollicials, and one
of the present officials of this
prison, solely for tin reason that
I dared to lift my voice in protest
against conditions so dehumaniz
ing in their nature and character
that when made public, they will
horrify the people, of this slate;
that I have seen men paroled from
this prison who had 'lost' all of
their 'good-time' for exactly the
same offense (attempting to
escape), for which I had my
'good-time' taken from mc il
legally. "I cannot here explain the rea
son for my refusal to sign the
paper which you intended to pre
sent to Governor Shallenberger
in my behalf, and trusting that
you will not misconstrue it to
mean an attack on your integrity,
I remain, yours very truly,
"Thomas Gray, Hox 1231."
Died In Idaho.
Frank Kauhle received news of
the death of his brother, J. C.
Kauble's wife, a few days ago. Her
death occurred at their home in
Southwick, Malm, on the 19th
inst. Mrs. Kimble was one of the
early settlers of Platlsmouth,
having come to this city in 1800,
some years before her marriage.
After her marriage to Mr. Kauble
they resided in IMaltsmouth until
about seventeen years ago, when
Ihey removed lo Idaho. She
leaves her husband and three
daughters to mourn her death, her
daughters being: Mrs. Raymond
Esl.es and Mrs. Robert Kates, both
of Sidney, Iowa, and Mrs. Page
Watt of Southwick, Idaho. Mrs.
Kauble was about 02 years of age.
The cause of death was dropsy,
from which she bad been a suf
ferer for some months.
DEBATE 111 BLUFFS
Superintendent Abbott Attends a
Very Interesting Debate at
Superintendent N. ('. Abbott re
turned from Council BIulFs Satur
day afternoon, where he sat as a
judge in the third annual debate
between the Omaha High school
sfitad and ttie Council Muffs
High school squad. In I he two
former debates Council Mull's
succeeded in carrying off the
coveted decision, but in the (lis- j
cussion of Saturday night the'
Omaha team won by a unanimous j
Superintendent Abbott of
1'lallsinoulti, Principal C. K.
Humphrey of Denison and Super
intendent George Martin of Ne
braska City were the judges of the
debate. The subject debated was,
"Resolved, That our present im
migration laws be amended so as
to debar all immigrants over 16
years of age and unable to read
and write; provided that this
amendment shall not debar de
pendents upon qualified immi
grants or residents of the United
The Council Muffs team, com
posed of Robert Daniels, Harry
Cherniss and Harold Harr, had
the affirmative, while the, negative
was taken by the Omaha team,
composed of George Grimes, Har
ney Kulakofsky and Maurice
Clark. At the close of the discus
sion the score cards were gather
ed up and compared and it was
found that the Omaha learn had
won a unanimous decision, rrin-
cipal C. K. Reed of the Omaha
High school presided. Several
piano selections were rendered
by Miss Janet Gilinsky.
The Y. M. C. A. Building.
J. P. Hailey of Omaha, slate
secretary of the Y. M. C. A., was
in the city today, and wilh C. A.
Rawls, M. S. Hriggs and E. II.
Wescoll went through the We ten -kanip
block, the newly purchased
properly of the organization here,
with a view of planning the dif
ferent, branches of the work and
arrange the building to meet the
needs of the dilTerent departments.
Miss Vallery Choir Leader.
At the morning service of the
Presbyterian church yesterday
Mis Mathilda Vallery sang a
very beautiful nolo, which was
much appreciated by the con
gregation. Yesterday's church
bulletin .stated that Miss Vallery
had been elected choir leader,
which will be gratifying news to
i -Spring illinery Opening!- j
II HIE HOLMES
DIES H HAVELOOK
Eorn and Reared in Plattsmouth,
Where He Has Numerous
Relatives and Friends.
L, D. Ilialt received the news
Saturday of (tie death of Ivan
White Holmes, a cousin of Mr.
Ilialt, who died at bis home at
Havelock after a lingering illness
of some months.
Mr. Holmes was formerly a
Plattsmouth man and was born
in Plattsmouth in 1S70, remain
ing in his native town until about
fifteen years ago. He grew to
manhood bore, and attended the
public schools, where he was a
good student, later becoming a
Burlington engineer. He was
married about eight years ago,
and his wife and one son survive
him, his son being 7 years of age.
Mr. Holmes suffered from a
stroke of paralysis about five
years ago. Physicians thought
the trouble was caused by the
continual jar he received in rid
ing in his engine.
Reside his wife he leaves two
uncles, Moses Hiatt and Frank
Kauble, of Plattsmouth, and an
aunt, Mrs. Martha Hiatt, of Sid
ney, Iowa, to mourn his loss. The
funeral occurred yesterday at 2
p. in. at the Congregational
church of Havelock, with inter
ment in Wyuka.
Mew Location in Old Postofficc Building
'. -' . . v.- .,
vfyy. An Elegant Line of
(,Ot'f Hrotktf & C
Dr. E. W. Cook has been con
fined to his room for a week with
a severe cold and grippe.
Charles Amick and son, Clar
ence, of Louisville, arrived this
morning lo visit his sister, Mrs.
Ray Heaver, for a time. Mr.
Amick look for the Platte river
to break up'today, the water hav
ing raised the ice lo I he bank.
II. Herold left for Omaha this
morning, after spending Sunday
with his family.
Mrs. M. A. Houk of Omaha
came down yesterday and was a
guest of friends until this after
noon. Mrs. J. A. Waugh and son re
turned from Lincoln this morn
ing, where they spent Sunday with
Mrs. A. C. Godwin of Omaha
arrived on No. 4 this morning
and visited Plattsmouth friends
for a time.
Sam H. Iiins of Lincoln was in
the city for a few hours today
looking after business matters in
Miss Dryer of Tabor, Iowa, re
turned to her home this morning,
having held services in South
G. L. Farley departed for
Greenwood on the early train to
day, where he was called on busi
ness for a few days.
Mrs. W. L. Austin has been
quite sick for esveral days and
confined to her home under the
care of a physician.
Adam and Charles Stoehr of
near Cullom were Plattsmouth
visitors this morning looking af
ter business matters.
W. E Hosencrans and 1J. A.
Hates transacted business in
Omaha this afternoon, going to
the city on the fast mail.
Judge Travis and son, Court
Reporter Earl Travis, left for Ne
braska City this morning, after
spending Sunday at home.
Mrs. II. S. Barthold was a pas
senger to Glenwood on the morn
ing train today, where she went
to visit relatives for a time.
Mrs. Tillman of Union, who
underwent a very serious opera
tion last week, was considerably
improved yesterday afternoon.
For sale bills and an other kinds
of Job work call at the Journal
Whalobnnn Won't Rust
$3.30 to $6.00
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Here are a few of the lines we carry that are advertised in
all prominent magazines and papers by the firms that make
them. It is the best merchandise they know how to make,
and you know the best is the cheapest in the end.
G ljiham to $1.00
S teen $1.50 to 2.50
I jHtlierbloom.. 2.50 to 3.50
S k 3.50 to 7.50
for Ladies and Children!
Cotton 10 to 50c
Lisle 25 to 50c
Dnbroirderrd 25 to 85c
Silk 50c to $2.25
tfMost ull shades you ask for.
- Lingerie Waists -
$1.00 to $6.00
Drawers 15c to $1.00 f
Wl OVV W V J "Nj
Skirts 50c to U.00
Y nncess Mips $1.10 0.00
Combinations 1.25 to 3.00
Ni, pni.no Riv tn a no
l.lfelll ... . W www fA
Brown Burreli Co.'s
Misses' and Children's
See this line before you buy from
SI.00 to S3.50
Never has our line of Ginghams, Datistc, Tissues, Flaxons and White Wash Goods been so
large or complete. We are glad to have you look them over. We have a better stock of Dress
Trimmings than most the city stores and at better prices. Fringe and Belt Trimming in most all
shades. Allovcrs, all prices and all colors. Only two weeks to Easter you had better hurry.
Kimonos, Shirts and
House Dresses. .$1.25 to $3.50
Skirts and Waists 1.50 to 5.00
Middy Blouses.. 1.25 to 2.00
1 Fi'M ' T.A1 IB
Vests 10 to 50c
Drawers 23 to 50c
Union Suits 25 to 50c
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