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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1913.
HAS A SESSION
Meeting Had Considerable Busi-'naj
Mercer avenue, reported that
jthey hail looked Ttfter I lie petition'
of the residents in that locality, i
but were unable to find the pr it-f j
lot lines anil recommended that
the engineer secure a lot line in
which they cmilj base a decision
a to whether the street emiM or
should he opened. Councilman
CONVENT ON Ifl
E ABOUT THE
THE CAPITAL CITY! HAVELOCK MYSTERY
dated that f.-r several ; Four Big Ones for the Capital
ness to Transact and Did It
Without a Wrangle.
from Tuesday's Dally
The common council of the
city of Plattsmouth assembled
last evening- at the city hall to
deliberate over what was best for
the city's welfare, and the meeting-
was attended by all the mem
bers except Yromau and Lush
iiisky, and following the reading
of the minutes of the meeting1
the august body crot busy on the
consideration of the matters of
A communication was received
from the residents of North
Third street, a-king permission
to put "n a six-inch ever ex-
t ensjon to connect with the main!
sewer, and the request was)
g ."anted by a unanimous vote ofj
US- .-..iir.'-il. '
years past there had been con
siderable argument over the
opening of this avenue and ttiat
as patties had some of the street
fenced up he would like the mat
ter rcfeierd to the city attornev.
City in September and
There Is Evidence That the Rys
and Dimer Boys Are Re
sponsible for Own Deaths.
Lincoln will be iiost to live
Councilman Buttery did not .v large conventions during Sfpii-m
wnat me eny aiiornev coum oo i
until a report of the surveyor wa
made, and to this Mr. Bajeck re
plied that it was because of the
question of whether or not the
parties having fenced up the
street had secured adverse pos
session that he desired it refer
red to the city legal department.
City Attorney Tidd. addressing
the council, stated that prior to
1899 ten year undisputed pos
session Would give parties the
ownership of the street, but if
the fence had been put in after
ltfop i.r less than ten year- be
fore that the city
ber and October. The Nebraska
Conference of the .Methodist Epis
copal Church will convene on Sep
tember 10th. Four hundred of
the leading pastors of this den
omination are expected to attend
the conference which will lat
about fen days. September J5
and .' the Nebraska Bankers As.
sociatioii me.-ts and the local
bankers are preparing a program
of entertainment that will excel
an former efforts in that line.
; Prominent speakers from abroad
(will appear u the program, but
t I . . . . I . . . . r ... i . . ; ! I . .,;.....
eCUI'el in' ' t i i u i I'-.iie iiinua
'the . i - i j i ; i of stale conditions'
J-eSfs I i ; I . I :.
WAS IT THE RE-
City Clerk Wurl reported P
the council that he had collected
and turned over
urer the sum
IS OF Afl INDIAN?
to the city flea
-f S3.1.711, which ;
sum represenTe.! trie r.-c.-mts i 1
his culice . i 1 r-1 1 1 - the month of
On the reading of the report of
the city treasurer, Councilman
Richey desired to know if it was
not possible for the city to ar
range to carry the registered
warrants and save paying- the in
terest on them, as at present, but
the mayor informed him that as
fast as possible the city retirei
the warrants, but there was no
way they could carry them to
save the interest.
The reports f the various fire
companies were read, and as they
had been approved by the chief
of the fire department, they were
referred to the fire and water
committee for approval.
police Judge M. Archer report
ed that some ten arrests hail
been made and that different dis
posals had been made of the
malefactors, ami that the sum of
li had been paid in to decorate
the city treasury during- the
month of July.
The claims committee reported
that after investigating the claim
of I. N. Cumrnings for burying
three dogs for 1..0. they would
recommend the payment of the
same and a warrant was ordered
drawn for the amount.
The finance committee of the
council, after due investigation,
recommended the payment of the
following claims against the city:
Ben Raitiey. salary as chief of
police. 'T.": Frank .Neiiman.
salary a- p.diee. .;.-; : John Fitz-patrit-k.
salary as rri 1: ti t police.
'2"i: M. Archer, -alary as police
judge. -.-i: olive Jones. -alary as
librarian. s:l.i; J. H. Donnelly,
salary. s:3: W. R Iti-hel. street
sprinkling and .-weeping. 'i3.i't;
H. W. Haynie. street work, slO:
Bruce .v. stanleeti. part payment
of engineer work, district No. 1.
?,'": ti. I. Ka-twood. nails to city,
Nebraska Lighting Co..
light to library, -2.T,n; PlaMs-i
; Skeleton of a Supposed Indian
Dug Up on the WW. D. Jones
Home in This City.
i by b.ca! bankers.
: As-. ia?io;! ..f M
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I the tV.M
;' now fan
; pa rades.
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j and t he emblemat b
i car w ill eXcel bos
I ale ,
From Tuesday s Daily.
The case of the -tiooting of
rJohn Rys and Ueorge limcr, the
two boys found near lla clock ia-t
Saturday, seems to be shrouded
in mystery, although the coron
er's jury at Haekck brought in
a verdict that Rys shot his young
companion and then, in remorse,
turned the gun on himself, as
the position of the bodies and the
fact that the powder marks on the
body of Rys was faint, lead many
to doubt the murder and suicida
story. Charles Oradoil"e, an
uncle of the dead R- boy. who
retuiiie.l from Hae!..r-k Sunday
eenin-. slated that the ca-e was
!!.' that baflled eeiv..l;., as it
was impossible t.. find a motie
I lie till! 'I Weeri U; .j,,,v;l
Octote-r 1 i. .j t,u l to ; siii.eri.nte!
- d?.ys. on ,?,. r...,. li!l!ai;, uiin as-i
.liail4-e W ill In. .! jl -'!, ). ...I
and the difliculfy in makir.s- thc
po-tiiioi tein. Ttie croner had a
s!nall piece of doth cut from the'
oliJer bo'- shiif, which was ex
amined under a ;n iscros. ope. Iir.
; Ballard -aid that the piece of
j doth sh'.WeiJ e ;.ieCes of powder
rnarks and he felt satisfied that
jfhe -hot tiad been made at short
jranue. The wai-t of the smaller
! lad was examined and the hole
made by the btiib-t did not show
that the shot had been at close
ran-e as nearly as could be told
from such an examination and
the state the clothillCT Was in The
cartridges were tilb-ij with smoke
less powder and this wowder and
this would have made fewer
marks than the other kind, it was
The coroner's jury met in the
Masonic temple building- at Have
lock, and quite a number of peo
ple came to the hall to hear the
evidence. The first witness on
the stand was Mrs. Rys. the dead
boy's mother. She told of seeing
her boy alive f,.r the la-t time on
Th irs.iay morning when -he left
home to o to work. She -aid the
ftdlowed her and the J.oy was
al-o coining down the street be
hind her. She turned to him and
Twenty-Eight Organizations are
Taking Part in the Great
Mayor Sattler of Piatt -mouth,
Nebra-ka. has been request -J by
!the Hon. I.okan Waller Page,
President of the American Road
Congress and Director of the Uni
ted States Oilice of Public R Kids,
to name three delegates to attend
the sessions of the Congress at
Detroit during the week of Sep
tember 2'J as the representatives
of the city.
Twenty-eight great organiza
tions are taking- part in the con
gress under the leadership .,f the
American Highway As-odatiou
! said he
take the do- bac
i! e.i t iol
m-ceeding day by the
us ( ie; man -American
The city will be beaut i-raU-d
for the occasion
in the s t a :
: : o ; h . :-
i'o b iw : : g
this iiioi'n- !
log and laugh- j
to be in high j
a-ke.J nun mar
and t he American
sociatioii. In his
i Mayor. President
in-- to th.
fair aiid h
slie did not kn.
in -i- -le
s wliaf particular
of the trageiiy;
:n fell Witness
that evening fr..m
From Tuesday's uaSly.
Yesterday morning while some
workmen were engaged in dig
ging for a concrete wall at the
residence of V. D. Jones on East
Vine street, on one of the large
hills overlooking the Missouri
river, they unexpectedly came
upon a human skeleton, but not
being aware of the fact of any
thing being' buried there, the
workmen broke the skeleton into
years in excellence of design and
finish. On Octder I i. !. and l'".
(he odd Kelb.ws of Nebraska will!
aNo be in exidence jti Lincoln
those being the dates set for the(
assembling of the grand lodge
also the annual meeting of thej
Rebekahs. the Orand Encampment
and the Patriarchs Militant.
While al crowds are expected
Oil these October dates no one
need remain away through fear of
being unable to find accommoda
tions. The Lincoln Commercial
club has enough rooms register
ed to insure the entertainment of
lay a hi t -had
in the fair.
h- had go.;.
j Mr-. Rys stood up well under
Were t'X- .-.vinilnllmn o n .1 -il ,rr
j ' . i v 'At:tiiuitti:eji i i ' i - 1 i i i : t
and the coroner's jury ! lM1;fiK- offer, ch h-.i hr.
i U V l U A t v a Cll' 1 H I t il IV. . 1 I
h.'UI'S I s.o ,,.,1,1 n .r..U.uP of ll,a .It-n
boy, Joseph, the oldest -on. frorn
Chicago, came into the room,
when she clung to him and sobbed.
several pieces, but from what3" wfl" come. Visitors who are
con I.I be ;i-certaine.l fr-..in an ev ! unable to find rooms at the vari-
amiuation of the bones it was
mouth Water Co.. water for!
criuking fountains. s.'.O.j: Wil-!
-on tte-l.niol C.-iJ ;oncret- Co..
twenty feel Concrete pipe. Sit); C..
Tyler, helping survey. .3.J; Lin-
evident that it was that of an
Indian. The remains were dug
up at the northeast corner of the
hoijse and the body had evident
ly been buried there before th
house had been erected, which
wa in the early fifties. As is the
custom with the Indians the body-
was buried upiight so as to be
all ready to proceed to the happy
hunting; ground of the red man.
and this accounts for the fact
that the men engaged in digging
came unexpectedly upon the
skeleton and before they could
stop had broken the bones up
quite badly. The men working
did not stop to investigate the
matter, and if they had gone on
digging out the grave might have
secured more aluable material
that would hae proven interest
ing to the student of early days
in territorial Nebraska. The
body, it is thought, must have
been buried at least sixty or
seenty years ago in the days
when the noble red men claimed
this section of the country as
their own ami roamed through
the Missouri valley, the ma-ler
of all he surveyed and before the
settlement of Plattsmouth was
even thought of.
oUS Hotels nee.l otllV to lllOUMe at
the Commercial club to find com
fortable rooms at reasonable
FELLOWS ARE GETTING
WHAT'S COMING TO THEM
hi Telephone C.
fo!sf .S.J.50; A. L. Tidd. expense
to Lincoln, 4: Frank Kalasek.
street work. :T: John Svaniin.
san e, s.22: Al O'Xeil. same -22;
Ain Jones, same. -20.S0; Cha-.
McBride. same. 9: Chris r..bej
man. same. J3.60; M. Lutz.
same. 30: B. (i. Wurl. expense
for July. 1.G0; Weyrich &
Hadraba. supplies to police.
S.?r2; Nebraska Lighting Co..
light at city hall. 50c; Edward
Svoboda. work at eenietery. 20;
Tom Walling, jr.. sprinkling the
library lawn. -4
expense f.-.r Au
Latw-or..i. rope buckets and
chain for well at cemetery. s'LCS.
The streets, alleys and bridges
committee, to which had been re
ferred the matter of widening
W. C. Hamilton Married.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Among the marriage lic-n-es
issUf.,j j Lincoln yesterday ap
pear the Hemes of William C.
Hamilton, of Red Oak. Iowa, and
Miss Orace H. Wilkins of Univer
sity Place. Mr. Hamilton vas a
former well known resident here
where he was engaged for a num
ber of years in the manufacturing;
of cigars and also in the conduct
ing of a dairv farm until
From Tuesday's Daily.
Today saw the movement by the
authorities on parties who have
violated the law of the state in
regard to the regulation of traffic
by automobiles, and as a result
the court "f Justice Archer was
quite busy this morning- with the
mill of justice grinding- out the
different parties brought up. John
W. Falter, who a week ago Sun
day ran into the buggy of Max
Pries and threw him out. was
lined sio and cost- for running
without lights, while Frank H 'st
or was fined slo for speeding last
Friday afternoon. E. M. Sinclair,
superintendent of the water com
pany, was also assess,.,! a line of
and costs for running at a
high rate of speed down Main
street yesterday afternoon. There
was a large number of complaints
sworn ut by the police of the
city before County Attorney Tay
lor and some ten more offenders
will be forced to dig up to assj-t
in running the schools of the city.
The matter of reckless driving
has grown to such an extent that
the move of the authorities was
death of his wife about two years J j,
Found His Sister Better.
Charles r'reen returned last
the jevening from Kansas City where
ago. and since that time he lias
made his home at Red Oak where
his parent reside. Mr. Hamilton
will have the best wishes of his
friends here-f..r his future m;c
public library, j cess and happiness
ust. -2; r;. i
When baby suffers with croup,
apply and give Dr. ' Thomas"
Eclectic Oil at once. Safe for
children. A little goes a long; way.
25c and rfc at all drug stores.
ie was called in company with his
moher. Mrs. Joseph Smith, a few
davs ago bv the serious illness of
his sister, Mrs. William. On
their arrival at Kansas City they
foiind the lady slightly improved
and hopes are now entertained
that she will recover from the at-th iur" waa anxiou
tack of typhoid fever, from which t cleared up
she is suffering'.
was in -essjou f.r thre
.uoiniay morning al tiaeioc., me
mystery surrounding the death of
M.eorge Dimer. 'j years old and
John Rys, i. who were found
dead in a pasture one mile north
of Haxeiock aturday night, re
mains almost as much a mvstery
as ever. No one saw the -hooting,
no one saw the boys in this
particular lb-Id and all that is
known is that they- were found
dead, their bodies in a state of
lb-composition and their guns, a
22 rifle and a shotgun. lying a
shmt distance from the bodies.
Most of the evidence was taken up
with trying- to trace the path of
the boys from the time they left
home until they were found dead.
The most important testimonv
along this line was given by Ed
win Nyden and Frank Humble.
Loth 17, who were probably the
last to see the two boys alive. Ny
den said that he and Humble had
gone hunting in a single rig- and
met John Rys and the Dimer lad
on the Salt creek bridge north of
Haveloek and about a half mile
from the spot in the pasture
where the two lads were found
dead. When they first saw the
two lads they were coming upon
the bridge where Nyden and Hum
ble had been shooting- with their
rifle. Nyden said that hi rifle
had got clogged up and they ask
ed the Rys boy for a ramrod. He
said that Rys replied that he did
not have a ramrod and then Ny
den laid the rifle aside and they
st I on the bridge and they took
turns about shooting at a cork in
the water. Wh.-n the two boys
came to the bridge Rys was carrying-
the -hotgnn and the smaller
boy the t itle. They said they were
thirsty and Nyden and Humble
took the lads in a buggy and
hauled uiem to the Moran home
straight north of the bridge. Here
they got a drink.
Another development which
may throw light on the matter
was the claim of S. M. Mclntire
when on the stand this morning
that an empty cartridge had been
found on the ground where the
dead bodies were discovered. He
claimed that this cartridge va
found by someone and was given
to a boy by the name of Dave
Hartshorn. This was new evi
dence and would add weight to
the theory that no one besides the
two boys had a hand in their
deaths. The jury asked that the
Hart -shorn boy the boy's father
and persons at the Moran home
be called this afternoon in order
to get at the bottom of the mat
ter. The matter of the empty
cartridge was one matter which
- J ! 1 1 e
HQN. MATTHEW GERING
RETURNS FROM CANADA
From Wednesday's Dally.
Hon. Matthew Oering returned
yesterday from the east, where
he had been in attendance at the
meeting of the American Bar as
sociation, which was held at
Montreal. Canada, and at which
all of the leading and dis
tinguished members of the
American and Canadian bar wvre
present. Mr. Oering was present
at the session when the address
of Lord Haldean. lord high
chancellor, was delivered, and
was much pleased with the
powerful address of the dis
tinguished representative of the
English bar and government.
The occasion of the address was
notable also from the fact that
the speaker was introduced by
Chief Justice Edward D. White of
the United States supreme court,
the most exalted position in
the world, and the gathering
composed of the leading" legal
talent of the English-speaking
world, was one that will hardly
be met with again. At the ses
sions of the association ex-
I'resident V iliiam H. laft was
elected as president of the as
sociation, and one of the pleasant
features of Mr. Oering's visit at
Montreal was his meeting with
the genial ex-president of the
United States. Outside of Oma
ha there was only one represent
ative besides Mr. (iering present
from Nebraska. The Omaha
delegation included John L.
Webster and W. D. Mellugh. two
of the leading lawyers of the
rn- la that ptav
ly .very state highway !:
sjoiier will be present aim
part in di-ci;--n:g the imp.
; problem ,,f road i-on-rr:
and maintenance, and that
of the foremost men in
life will devote theii- atfen
the great question of nati..;.
to road improvement in a.:
deavor to work out a policy
inay be -ubmitted to tip Cor ui-.-ss
of the United States With the sup
port of the organied road move
ment of America. The Secretary
of Agriculture. Hon. Davi i F.
Houston, win .e ttie spoke-man
of the national admini-t rat i u at
the congress. .n important move
bearing upon state legislation will
be made at the session to be held
under the auspices of the Amer
ican Har Association, at which
steps will be taken toward the for
mation of an official interstate
commission for codifying and
simplifying state road laws.
President Page calls attention
to the exhibits to b" made by the
United States government, the
states, and nearly a hundred of
the leading manufacturers of the
congress which will illustrate ev
ery known method, material, and
equipment for road construction
and maintenance. He urges the
city and county to be o;: cially
represented, as the congress i- in
reality a training school where a
very great amount of u-efu! in
formation can be obtained
through attendance at lectures,
in-pection of exhibits, conferen
ces with leading specialists in
road and street work, and the col
lecting of the many instructive
bulletins and documents which
w il be available for distribution.
The headquarters of the ( on
gress ar in the Colorado Li i l.J -
ing. Washington. D. C.
of J. E. Penny backer.
Sec ret a rv.
If you have a house for rent try
little ad In the Journal.
Dr. Ballard to!d of the post
mortem examination which he
conducted. vThe fearfully de-
composed condition of the body-
Little Child Burns Hands.
From Wednesday's Dally.
,Ouife a serious accident occur
red at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Anton Vitersnek Saturday after
noon, when their little i -year-old
baby, in a moment when the
mother's attention was called
elsewhere grabbed hold of a hot
stove and in an instant the hands
of the little tot were very severe
ly burned, the left one quite bad
ly. The services of a physician
were called at once and the little
one's injuries dressed, but the
babe suffered greatly from the
Here to Visit Her Sister.
This morning Mrs. A. M. Har
lan, of Corvallis. Oregon, arrived
in this city for a short vi-r with
h. r sister. Mrs. J. M. B : rb. e.
Mrs. Harlan left her home on
August old and reached ib-orge-town.
Ontario, on August .j!h and
remained there until the sit, when
-he left for Toronto and Niagara
Falls and then took the Mi higan
Central for Chicago comin from
there to this city to visit h-r sis
ter who has been in poor health
for some time. Mrs. Harlan will
go from here southwestern Ne
braska t visit a daughter and
then return home by way of Den
ver. Salt Lake City and I'm Hand.
Do you know that the Journal
office carries the finest line of
stationery in the city?
Return From Wisconsin .Trip.
From Tuesday's Dallv.
Mrs. J. H. Donnelly and daugh
ter. Miss Oretchen. returned this
morning on No. IZ from the.r outing-
trip to Wafertown and Mil
waukee. Wisconsin, and at. Chi
cago, where they visited with
friends. They greatly enjoyed
the visit, although glad to get
back home. Mr. Donnelly met
them at Pacific Junction this mor
ning and accompanied them home.
For regular action of the
bowels; easy, natural movements,
relief of constipation, try DoanV
Regulets.. 25c at all stores.
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