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K. I Mill HAS
FROM DROWNING HEAR OREAPOLIS
While Attempting to Reach the
Velociped the Machine Was Swept From the Track by the
Angry Flood Water and He Hat Hard Time to Get Out.
K. W. Zavgren, foreman of the
Burlington bridge gang, has had
close calls from being drowned
three limes ill his life, but Hie
closest lie ever liad was about 4
p. in. yesterday, while trying to
reach the Burlington bridge over
the Platte river. There are three
washouts on the Omaha line be
tween the lower house and the
bridge, covering about 100 feet of
track, and the current over the
tracks at these places was going
at the rate of forty miles an hour.
Mr. Zavgren passed over the
first two, pushing the three
wheeled velocipede in front of
him, but on reaching the Ihird
and nearest the bridge, the cur
rent was so deep and swift I hat
it whisked the velocipede, from
the track, carrying Mr. Zavgren
off his feet into (he turbulent,
swifl-runniiig current. As he
weijt dow n he grasped one of I he
rails, preventing himself from
being swept, down the si ream
Three times he atlempled to re
gain the hack and as many
times was pulled under the cur
rent, hut lie dually succeeded in
drawing himself upon the track
arid slow ly craw led back over I he
two wasliouls and escaped to lirm
fooling, mure drowned than he
had ever been before.
K. V, says. of his experience,
thai, it was Hie closes! call he ever
Little Folks Enjoy Good Tim As
sisting Miss Elva Hartford in
Last Friday evening Ali-s Ka
Hart ford, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hartford, residing
on South Sixth sired, celebrated
her Iwclfih birthday by enierlain
ing twenty of her young holy
friends. The parlors and dining
room were laslefully deeoraled
Willi Master bunnies, eggs ami Hie
like. The birl Inlay cake conlain
ed a ring, Ihimhlc ami coin, and
was illuniinaled with twelve wax
candles, presenting an inviting
picture, surrounded by the twen
ty or more happy faces, being
nerved lo a three-course lunch.
On culling Ihe cake the ring was
captured by Miss Marion Mau.y,
the thimble by Miss Mlaneh Clark
and Ihe coin by Miss Elizabeth
lleesoii. (lames furnished Ihe
amusement for the young ladies
until Ihe hour of lunch arrived.
Miss Klva was the recipient of
many beautiful and cosily pres
ents. Those participating in Ihe
happy event were; Misses Marion
Mauy, Muriel Streight, Mary
Egenberger, Mary Rosenrrans,
Lena hwver, Mleanore Murine.
Kllen llelle McManiel, Mliznbelh
Ueeson, draco Meeson, Elizabeth
Majeck, derlrudc Ramsey, Ruth
Mark, Itlanch Clark, Adelia
Sales, Helen lloberls, Helen
Egenberger, Katy Whilaker, Nora
Livingston, Itlanch Sayles ami
W. A. Selleck In Town.
Kiiim Sutnnlny'n Dully.
1 Hon. W. A. Selleck of Lincoln,
candidate for Ihe republican
nomination for congress, was in
the city today ami last evening,
interviewing the republican
brethren. The wriler became ac
quainted with Mr. Selleck while he
was a member of the legislature,
ami we became very favorably im
pressed with Ihe gentleman. Mr.
Selleck was a member of Hie last
senate and became very closely
idenlilled with Senalaor Manning
in many mailers brought before
that body. Like Ihe writer, Sen
alor Manning thinks a whole lot
of Senator Selleck personally and
as a public servant, If nomin
ated and elected he will no doubt
prove equal lo Ihe task and is a
gentleman of most excellent
qualities ami very popular with
all who know him. While in the
cily Senator Selleck paid his re
spects o the Journal.
We are requested lo announce
the name of tieorge Y. Olson as a
candidate for state representative,
subject to the choice of tho
democratic voters at Ihe pri
maries on Friday, April Ifllh.
VERY CLOSE GALL
Platte River Bridge on a Railroad
had, and that he had the biggest
scare he evep had in his life. He
was wet and cold and secured an.
other velocipede and hastened to
this city, where he secured dry
clothing. After he made the at
tempt and came so near losing
his life, four men got on a hand
car and rode to the bridge. Their
combined weight held the car to
the track, while the water wash
ed over the deck of the car. The
Burlington bridge was found in
tact, but the drift against both
the Burlington and the M. P.
bridges was something to behold.
The men later dragged the
velocipede, which went down in
the curent and lodged against the
drill, out of the water and got it
The track of Hie Schuyler
branch west of the tower house
is also left in bad condition, and
several carloads of coal standing
there are tilled, in every direction.
The conditions will grow better
rapidly, as I be river ' fell a fool
yesterday and another by 10
o'clock this morning.
There was no trains north to
Omaha on oil Iter the Hurlington
or M. I. tracks loday. The M.
I'. sent a train to Lincoln and Ne
braska (lily, leaving about 10
o'clock. The Hiirlinglon stub
taking passengers lo Omaha lel'l
the station for Pacific Junction
at !t:H5 Ibis morning.
A Complete Surprise.
rrmn Snliirdny'B luilly.
Yesterday was the birthday an
nisersaiy of Mrs. J, ;. I'elersen,
"hep sixleenl h," she says, ami
never dreai I of being made Ihe
recipient of a birthday surprise
party. Mrs. Petersen had enter
tained the W. It. C. ladies during
the afternoon, there being an un
usually large number in attend
ance. Consequent y, about H
o'clock in the evening, she being
somewhat weary after her strenu
ous' afternoon as hostess, had
jus about made up her mind lo
retire, when she I bought, she
heard somebody coining up the
stairs. Even then she did nol
suspect anything, as she just
presumed it, was someone coming
up lo pay their lodge dues. The
fifteen or more neighbors and
friends then entered the Petersen
home, all shouting surprise, ami
for some time the victim was
surely nonpulsed. Nevertheless
the guests were soon made lo feel
ill home, and all being of a jolly
nature, soon made things quite
lively ami merriment and frolic
reigned supreme. Progressive
high live was played for some
lime, plenty of anuiesment being
derived I herefrom. These card
games were inlerspered wit h the
serving of a most excellent
luncheon. It was the midnight
hour when all wished Mrs. Peter
sen many more happy returns of
Ihe day and departed for Iheir
Seeds that Qrow.
New, recleaned lesled alfalfa,
tM-8 per cent pure, 1 0.15 per
bushel. Red clover, t0 per cent
pure, .$i:i..r)0 per bushel. Timothy,
$7.50. Alsyke. 913.50. Canadian
oals, Swedish, $1.25. Hed top,
8.1.00. Mine grass, $1.25. Cow
pens, $2.50. Rape, $.1.50. Amber
cane, $1.25. Oernian millet,
$1.10. Kafllr corn, $1.00. Tested
yellow and while seed corn, $2.50.
Spring wheal, $1.25. Seamless
bags, 20c each. Jersey sweet
potatoes, $.1.75 per barrel. Genu
ine pure Hed River Early Ohio
seed potatoes. Ask for delivered
price April 1st. Seed samples
sent on request .
Nebraska City, Neb.
Don De3paln Seriously III.
A special from Lincoln, under
date of March 29, says; "Donald
C. Despain, owner of Ihe Lincoln
Western league base ball fran
chise, is seriously ill at Sabetha,
Kansas, to which place he was
taken last night from Sycamore
Springs, where he accompanied
Ihe Lincoln club for spring prac
tice. Despain is suffering from
gallstones', and according lo ad
vices tonight from Sabetha,
physicians have decided that an
operation must be performed to
morrow or Sunday."
Mrs. J. W. Collins went lo
Mellevne Saturday afternoon to
visit, her I wo sons for a lime.
Hundreds of Farmers Visit Car
and All Proclaim It Best Ex
hibit Ever Seen Here.
The Northern Pacific Railway
company's car, containing the
products of Ihe stales of Wiscon
sin, North Dakota, Montana,
Idaho, Washington and Oregon,
touched by the Northern Pacific
road, arrived in the cily this
morning in charge of Messrs
Winbauer and Heggs. The car
left St. Paul, Minnesota, Decem
ber i, and went to Chicago, from
thence to Omaha and from Oma
ha to Kansas Cily over the Bur
linglon system. From Kansas
City over the "Katy" to Deniuson,
Texas, and from Dennison to
PlattMinoulh, stopping at towns
intermediate to the larger cities,
this being the first slop in Ne
braska, which will go from here
to Louisville, Schuyler, Wahoo
The car was a busy scene lo
day, hundreds of persons visit
ing it, and there would have been
hundreds more had not the roads
in the country prevented Ihe
farmers from coining in. The dis
play of grain and fruits and
garden vegetables was the finest
ever shown in Ibis city. One of
Ihe Hurlington ollicials stepped
into Ihe car, and after beholding
Ihe beautiful display, remarked
to Messrs. Winbauer and Beggs,
"(lenllenien, I'll lake my hat .off
lo you; Ibis is certainly Ihe finest
thing I have seen in Ibis line."
The display includes wheal, and
oals from Ihe dry farming region
of Monlana, the wheal averaging
28 lo bushels per acre, and the
oals from 'i2 lo (Id bushels. In
Ibis section I here is yet fertile
land open to enlry under Ihe
Carey act, which allows a settler
lo cnler ;)20 acres. There was
wheal and oals from the irrigated
regions of Washington of line
quality and ield unsurpassed,
the wheal going from -15 lo til)
bushels and Hie oats from 100 to
150 per acre. The fruit displajs
were even liner, if possible, than
the grain. There were apples,
peaches, pears, grapes, cherries,
strawberries and vegetables, in
cluding squash, cullallower,
potatoes ami numerous other
toothsome vegetables. .
The Minnesota potatoes were
line looking tubers and the aver
age of Ibis product of llii' soil,
some of them weighing from one
and a half lo three pounds, will
go 320 bushels per acre. There
was also Norlh Carolina long leaf
tobacco, grown in Minnesota,
which was inviting to the smoker.
In the Idaho exhibit we noticed
oals, grown from a single seed,
seven feet tall, and with heads
several inches in length.
In Ihe Washington exhibit was
every sort of grain ami fruit and
vegetable, as well as many of the
finny tribe, a line specimen of
Chanook salmon, caught from the
Columbia river, and alfalfa .seven
feet tail, grown in Washington
A register of Ihe visitors was
kepi, and those interested will re
ceive literature from lime to lime
covering Ihe territory whii-n Ihe
exhibits are from.. The car Is not
run in the interests of any real
estate firm, but wholly for tho
purpose and on the part Oi the
.Northern Pacific Railway company
to promote emigration into Ihe
territory tributary to the road,
and with a view of acquainting
Ihe people who desire homes in
Ihe west of the resources of (he
soil in Ihe different states.
The annual convention of Ihe
Second district of Nebraska, Dis
ciples of Christ, will be held at
llavelock, Nebraska, on April 10
to 12. A very interesting pro
gram has been prepared for the
three days and a large attendance
Red Poll Calves.
I have live high grade' pedi
greed Red Poll bull calves for
sale. Also Marred Plymouth
Rock eggs at 75c per selling.
Fncle Men Meckinan, from
south of Ihe cily, was here a few
hours last Saturday looking after
some business mailers.
8 Miles South of Plattsmouth
(the Old Martin Farm) .
lias installed a Saw Mill on his place,
and is prepared to furnish hard lum
ber of all kinds, posts and chunk
aTAll orders promptly filled, and
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J . Courier.
HKJ M-H HH-4
Charles Spence of llavelock
visited with relatives and friends
Mrs. W. C. Forcade of Omaha
visited Tuesday with her brother,
(ieorge, at this place.
Frank Schmarderer took in the
wrestling match between dion
and VA'assen at Lincoln Monday
deorge Stohlman was wearing a
big, broad smile and treating the
boys to cigars, account of the 12
pound boy which arrived Friday
C. E. Noyes went to Omaha
Saturday evening to meet Mrs.
Noyes, who returned from an ex
tended visit with her mother at
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Mayfield
returned from Plattsmouth Sat
urday, where they have been visit
ing with Mrs. E. H. Todd for Ihe
W. D. Williams of Eddyville,
Nebraska, brought a carload of
caltle to Ihe South Omaha market
Tuesday, and while there he came
to see his brother, Mart.
Charles Sehlafli, who has been
working for Adam Rentchler for
the past six months, has resigned
his position and left Tuesday for
his home at St. Joseph, Missouri.
The open season for duck
hunting closes April 5. The late
spring has kept the birds back
and Chief (lame Warden Henry
V. Miller of Lincoln has hail
many requests from the hunters
that the open season be extended.!
He has no power to do this and
must enforce the law as it
stands , so that there will be
practically no duck hunting this
C. (!. Mayfield went lo llasl
ings, Nebraska, last week as a
delegate from the local camp of
Modern Woodmen to the stale
convention. A new stale or
ganization was perfected for the
purpose of further negotaling
with the head camp regarding Ihe
proposed increase in rales. About
Ihree hundred delegates were
present and a most enl liusiasl ie
and energetic convenlion was had.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mueller have
gone to Idaho In search of a loca-
F. L. Wooleoll and C. S. Ilarl
enjoyed duck hunting al Lyons
Miss Merllia Mryan of Ashland
visited her sister, Mrs. Woolcolt,
the llrst of the week.
M. II. Tyson left Tuesday for
"Ducks," Nebraska, somewhere in
Ihe middle western part.
Homer Davis is out on crulches
Ibis week for the llrst lime since
being confined with a broken leg.
The Misses ("5 race and Rulh
Medson of Lincoln are spending
the week with Iheir brother and
sister, Al Medson ami Mrs. Ed
Mr. and Mrs. O. Wall came
down Wednesday from Magle to
be al the bedside of Ihe latter's
mother, Mrs. Martin Schaefer,
who is very low with pneumonia.
Floyd Wooleoll has renled Ihe
residence vacated by Charles
Wood and will move his family
therein as soon as Henry Hragg
has finished a new interior dee
San ford Clements, Noel Tyson
and William Iloellger came home
from Peru Wednesday evening to
enjoy a few days' vacation while
the teachers of the normal school
are in attendance al the teachers'
convenlion of Ihe southeast Ne
Contractor Durbin and Harry
Williams have begun the work of
remodeling the late Philander
Williams' resilience, which will be
occupied by Harry ami his family
and drandnia Williams. The
struct are will be of modern de
sign and will add greatly to the
appearance of that portion of Ihe
Tho stork left a baby boy at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Muell on Friday last, weighing 8
pounds. Mother and son are do
ing nicely and the neighbors are
taking care of Frank, (irandpa
McCrory is now able to lake care
of his daily mail, and Fnclo
Adolph Rosenkoetler is subsisting
on restricted diet.
I have just purchased a new
cleaning machine and am pre
pared lo clean all kinds of grain
and grass seeds; also seed corn.
. Mrs. Van Kleeck of Lincoln,
who has been the guest of Ihe A.
R. Noble home for a short lime,
returned lo her home Salurdav
I wish to announce that my Millinery Opening
will be held on
Uodnosday, April M,
and continuing up to Easter. We have made great
preparations for this date, and our line is much larger
than ever before. We want all our old customers to
call and see us. Also as many new ones as desire
to see our excellent line.
Dress Making and all Kinds of Sewing!
South Sixth St. First Door
The Farmers' Elevator Com
pany of Murray will offer for sale
at Public Auction at the elevator
in Murray, on
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3d,
Ihe following line of farming im
plements: One combined riding lister.
l'ive tongue cultivators; two
One riding cultivator: two six-
One Champion check row
Two l()-foot. hay racks.
One Canton Iwo-row stalk cut
ler. One garden plow.
One hay slacker and one buck.
Four or more w ire si relchers.
These implements are all new,
and as will lie seen, are nianu
facl tired bv the leading imple
ment houses of (he United Stales.
TERMS OF SALE.
All sums of S0 and under,
cash in hand; over 10, a credit of
six, months will be given iT de
sired, purchaser giving note
bearing 8 per cent interest from
dale. .The sale will commence at
1 o'clock p. in.
THE FAIIMMRS ELEVATOR' CO.,
Murray, Nebraska. ' '
0. K. Parmele, Auctioneer.
W. d. Moedeker, Clerk.
Grant Cotner Will Farm.
(Irani Coiner and wife and
children of Council Bluffs, who
have been visit ing Mr. Coiner's
parents, J. E. Coiner and wife,
ami Mrs. Coiner's parents, James
Higley and wife, for a short lime,
returned lo Council Bluff Sat
urday morning, expecting lo move
to Stella, Nebraska, as soon as
I hey could pack their household
goods. Mr. Cotner will engage in
farming near Slella Ihe present
IT'S getting very close to Easter and
we're ready with the largest variety of new clothes
that we've ever shown. We're sure you'll like the
clothes we're showing this Spring they're so decid
edly new and original and correct there's style for
every man who cares to be in style just as conser
vative or advanced as he demands and a very fine
value in every case.
Values Especially Strong at $15 to $25
South Fricke Dm Store.
Attended Blunt Inquest.
R. L." Propst came down from
Ihe Blunt inquest at Springfield
Saturday afternoon. Mr. Propst
was an interested spectator
throughout the entire hearing.
The statement, in the Saturday
morning Omaha papers that Mr.
Propst was a witness to the
shooling of the convicts and Roy
Blunt was denied by Mr. Propst,
he being snow-bound at Ralston
at the lime the shooting occur
red. The statement, of Chief
Briggs was a si raighl-forward,
frank recital of the incidents of
the chase of the convicls and of
the effort made by Briggs to
have I hem surrender without,
bloodshed. Mr. Propst did not
wail lo hear the verdict of the
jury, but left while the jury was
Catches Two Bridges.
Bridges and bridges have been
lloaling down Ihe Missouri river
for the past lhr.'c days, probably
coming from the Platte river.
Sunday morning John Richardson
caught two bridges, each thirty
feel, in b nglh, floating down' the
river near the Burlington bridge.
The two were almost a mile apart,
and the first was no sooner land
ed below the point Ihan the other
put in an appearance above the
bridge. John succeeded in land
ing this near the lirsl section. Not
long afterward Doty and his
partner in Ihe ferry landed a sec
lion of a bridge below the ferry
landing. Will Edgerlon caught
a section of Ihe same kind Satur
day, which afterward got away.
John Richardson was offered $50
for his catch this morning, but
refused lo lake it.
. Fop Sale.
Two "Mainly Lee" incubators,
one large and one small; almost
new ;od having been used one
season inly. Will be sold very
reasonable. Inquire at Hotel
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