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Xeb State Historical Soc
NO. 55.
While the Charge of First Degree
Murder Was Excessive, Judge
Holds Prisoner to District
Court in $S,000 Bond.
'I'll.- (.--I iin.iny of Chief of
police Haincy was quit'' drawn
out. as his examination ye-terday
covered sevi ral hours. Attorney
Oerinp giving him a severe rak
ing lire of que-i ions, lit' stated
that Ik- hal came hack to the
al'i!) a few minutes a fin In
was (o!.i of the trouble hy lonat
and found Floyd Richardson there
anl placed him under arre.-l. taking-
him to joil. ami then cam'
hark where he was informed that
on.- of the men hal gone down
through t!i.' I'uiliii-ton ulway.
llf ha. I taken tlie wairoii "f I"iial
ami flailed for the river to secure
I lie pai'v. ami on tin- way saw
Frank Neumann at the City hotel
ami t""k him ab-ng on the trip.
In reply to the question he stated
lie had no warrant for th" arre-t
if ;.-.iri:e I!arr. Neumann ha
M!-Iii-i up to Hair after the
-I Sing at t!ie ri.-r roa.I ami
tohl him to drop his pun saying.
Von have kill'-d one man and
that i enough." and Parr had
tait.-.l oil" di.wn the road and
wa ahoiif fifteen f.t away when
he brought him hack ami they
started to where Hunker was
lying ! i.-d was flowing from
the body. Pan- had assisted in
taking rare of Hunker at the scene
of th.- ing and accompanied
the party to own. riding in the
wagon with N'tumann and the in
jure. I man. while th.- witness
dii'e th.- Imr.-e. The chief stated
.n en -s.-v.i!ii inat i m that Uarr
had repealeilly .-tat.-d (hat he was
going after the li-h at the liver.
The team with Neumann and him
self had traveled along behind
the v;i2u'i in which Parr w n--eat.'d
until after they parsed the
bridge ea-f of the hall grounds.
I.arr was .--at.-l in the hack of the
wagon rolling np hi- sleeves, hut
what In- aid could not he heard
hy the chief. When a-ke,l as to
whether he was aide to count the
iimney of !ti.'hard-.'n at the jail
Itainey -tat.-d that Richard.-on
had counted it him-elf and found
si.lJ. O.-ring ;;k d him if it was
not true that he had counted it
and could only find s',.0;?. ami the
chief answered m to this ques
tion. The chief -lat.-d that he had
not heen aide to hear anything
that P.arr said on the road from
the subway to where they turned
south into the road east of the
hall park, lie had never had Ilarr
offer violence to him before and
he did not think that he was under
the iutluence of liquor on the day
of the shooting. The chief stated
his wagon was some twenty or
twenty-live feet from llarr when
he first called to him that he
wanted him. The place of the
shooting was south and east of
the hall park. Asked as to
whether one could pet a view of
the scene of the shooting from the
old elevator along- the liurlinglon
track he stated that it was impos
sible from the fact that willow's
and weeds obscured the view, lie
had pollen out of the wapn on
the west side of the road and
walked over to the east side of
Ilarr's wapon. He Ihoupht the
road sloped here slightly toward
the south. Ilarr had kicked him
while- he w as in I lie wapon. lie
did not see Neumann pet out of
the wapmi. Ilarr was sitting fac
ing I he east. Hunker had told
Ilarr to go along with Ihoin, as he
was foolish to resist.
Officer Neumann testified in
the main to Ihe fads as to his
having accompanied Chief Rainey
on the trip lo Ihe subway. He
testified that Barr had said in re
ply to the request of the chief to
p. with him that he couldn't ar-
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Married by the County Judge.
From Tuesday Dally.
Yesterday County Judpe Booson.
who was hearing the case of
(leorpe Barr, was summoned, as
soon as the noon recess of Ihe
court was taken, lo the county
court l oom, w here he found James
L. Fisher of Weeping Water and
Miss Bessie Parker of Louisville
awaiting his coming to pronounce
I hem nran and w ife, w hich he done
in his usual impressive manner,
and the young couple were en
aided to return home in the aft
ernoon securely hound in love's
silken fetters of matrimony. They
were accompanied lo this city by
the father of Ihe hride, Ira Park
er, of Louisville.
Nearly a score of Nehraska
towns have asked the Burlinpton
and Northwestern roads for spec
ial trains to Omaha during the
hip Tel Jed Sokol athletic tourna
ment. Many towns along- the
Schuyler and Wilher lines of the
Burlinpton have asked for special
train service, as well as Clarkson,
Dodge. Howes and Humphrey on
the Northwestern. Three thou
sand Ted Jed Sokol pennants have
heen secured and are heinp dis
trihuted to Sokols all river the
country. Wilher, Neb., has taken
r0( of the pennants and Platts
niouth lion. The pennants con
tain the Sokol emblem and the
words "Na Zdar," which means
"poo.I luck."
Quito an unusual honor has
been bestowed Upon one of Ihe
handsome and bripht little ladies
of this city in the selection of the
portrait of Suzanne, the little 5-
ear-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
i. H. Falter of this city to adorn
the temple of childhood at the
Panama-Pacilic exposition at San
Francisco next year. The Omaha
News of Sunday, in speaking of
the selection of Miss Suzzane,
Suzzane, the i-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. (ieorpe Falter,
Plattsmouth. is the only little
stranper in the Omaha group.
l'his young woman can scarcely
be called a stranper, so well
known is her mother's family, the
Ioeys of plattsmouth. Her
aunt, Alice Dovey, stands at the
top of her pifession in the light
opera world, having recently had
the leadinp- role in the '"Madcap
Little Suzzane, according to her
friends, has the pracious manner
usually acquired only by grown-
ups. she takes household cares
quite seriously and tries to re
lieve her mother of many obliga
tions. New Baby Boy Arrives.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Yesterday morning- at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. i. Meisinger,
near this city, there arrived a
most charming little, boy baby
who will make his home with
them for the next few years until
he gets read to establish a home
of his own. The little lad and the
mother arc petting along nicely,
and he is the object of much ad
miral ion from the little brother
and the proud father.
C. C. Wescott was among the
business visitors in the metropo
lis today for a few hours looking
after some matters with the
wholesale houses.
Miss Alice Thornberg of Sioux
City, Iowa, is hi the city and will
make a visit, of several weeks at
the home of her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. August Tarlseh.
Lester Burrows, the Guard, Dis
covers Man at the Window,
Shoots and a Hasty Re
treat Made.
From Tuesday's Dally,
What may have been a possible
attempt of some parties to rescue
the negro, Thomas Hilton, from
Ihe sleel cell in the new county
jail was nipped in the bud last
evening by Lester Burrows, who
was engaged in watching- at the
jail as a guard. The jail is not
entirely completed, and while Ihe
steel capes will hold the prison
ers safely, it is necessary to post
a guard in order that someone
may not get in ami release them.
Mr. Burrows was attracted
about 1 o'clock this morning by a
noise near one of the windows and
saw what seemed to be a man's
hand thrust through Ihe open
window of the cell room, as
though the party was attempting
to crawl up and get into the room.
Mr. Burrows tired at the hand and
then rushed to the window, but
the person was not visible at the
t ime.
Oflicer Fitzpalrick was sum
moned to the jail and a search was
made for the party who had at
tempted to make an entrance to
the jail. Just who the parties
were is not known, but two
negroes woie seen on the streets
at an early hour this morning, but
it is not known whether or not
they were implicated in the mat
ter. There was a supposition
among many that perhaps the
friends of the negro hail supplied
him with tools with which he had
attempted to dig his way out of
the old jail, and came near heinp
successful, were behind the at
tempted forced entrance of the
jail to deliver up the prisoner.
Whosoever it was they have evi
dently been successful in makinp
their getaway and without accom
plishing the object of their visit.
The funeral of Ihe late Mrs.
Catherine Hassett Hanrahan was
held Saturday morning from St.
John's Roman Catholic church,
the body being taken from the
home of her daughter, Mrs. M. C.
Whelan, to the church. Father
M. A. Shine, rector of Ihe church,
celebrated the " soloinn requiem
high mass of the faith of which
the departed lady had been a
faithful follower during her life
lime. There was a large number
of the old friends and neighbors
of the departed present at the
church to attest their feeling of
grief at her passing and to pay
their tribute to the memory of this
splendid lady, who had been so
beloved by them in life. At the
close of the services the casket
was tenderly borne to the Catholic
cemetery west of the city, where it
was laid to its last long repost by
was laid to its last long repose by
the following pall-bearers, old
friends of the family: Wiliam
Shea, B. B. Daniber, John Schul
hof, William M or ley, John Wey
rich and Ed Martin.
The relatives of the deceaesd
lady desire to express their deep
est feelinp: of appreciation of the
many kindnesses and sympathy
shown them at the death of their
mother and grandmother and for
the floral remembrances at the
I have money to loan on Cass
county farms at SVz per cent. T.
H. Pollock, Coates Block, Plattsmouth.
Spend Most Enjoyable Time.
P. E. RulTner and wife of Ibis
city spent the Fourth of July in
Omaha, and were entertained by
their children at the collage of
their daughter, Mrs. Roy I)odpe. at
Carter lake, and were enabled to
see the many pleasing events of
the day that were put on at the
lake. In the canoe races Horace
RufTner was quite successful,
carrying off four lii-st and two
second prizes, and Ihe young man
feels quite well phased at his
success in the water sports, as
Well as the splendid time enjoyed.
All of Ihe children of Mr. and Mrs.
RulTner were present to lake part
in the pleasures of the day.
From Tuesday's Daily.
This morning in Judpe Arch
er's court a man giving the name
of 1). J. Roberts was arraigned,
charged with being dr unk and dis
orderly on the streets of the city
in violation of the peace and dig
nity of the stale of Nebraska and
city of Plattsmouth. Tito prison
er was forced to confess that
perhaps he had been indulging
loo heavily in the lb-wing bow!,
and when the representative of
the law imposed a i:ne of and
costs he promptly produced the
necessary coin of the realm that
insured his freedom and allowed
him to go on his way. The man
was quite boisterous last evening
on the street and was tilled with
a wild desire to lift his voice in
eloquence so 111 at it could be
heard for several Lt cks. and his
noise is what got him in bad, as
it attracted the attention of the
police and resulted in his being
escorted to the countv baslilo.
A most delightful time was en
joyed at the handsome home of
Mr. and Mrs. W illiam Rauth,
southwest of Mauley, on the
Fourth in honor of their uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest y.
Bergman, of East 'Toledo, Ohio.
One of the most delightful feat
ures of the day was the sump
tuous dinner served at noon to
the jolly crowd of guests, and on
the festal board there was every
thing that could possibly tempt
the appetite of an epicurian. Af
ter the dinner the company passed
the lime most agreeably in vocal
and instrumental music and in
social conversation until the
shadows of evening began to fall,
when some very dainty and tempt
ing refreshments were served,
which greatly aided in making the
occasion one of the greatest
pleasure. In honor of the spirit
of the day the evening was spent
in watching the display of beauti
ful lireworks of all kinds that at
tested the patriotism of the guests
present on this most auspicious
occasion. It was a late hour when
the company departed for their
homes, feeling that the day had
been one of Ihe rarest enjoyment.
Those who were present to
participate in the happy event
were: Rev. Father W. L. P. Big
gins, Mrs. W. D. Higgins, Henry
Schwrin, wife and son, Clarence;
John Rauth, wife and son, Aaron,
and daughter, Anna; Mr. and Mrs,
J. Hennings and daughter, Maine;
August (ilaubitz, wife and daugh
ter, Anna, and son, Frank, of
Murdock; Mrs. Rose Kelly of
Wabash; Charles Lovell, wife and
family, of plattsmouth; Mr. and
Mrs. O. Miller and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles C.laubitz of Elm
wood, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest V.
Bergman of East Toledo,. Ohio:
Messrs. Frank Baldwin, Arthur
Miller of Manley; Alex Cruishank
of Omaha.
Sell your property through the
Journal Want Ads.
Much Interest Manifested in the
Meeting and a Number Will At
tend From Plattsmouth.
There is a great ileal of in
terest throughout the country
among the members of the
Ilenovelent and Protective Order
of Elks in the session of Ihe prand
lodge of that order which will
convene at Denver on July 13fh.
and from all sections of the
country large delegalions of the
"Bills' are preparing to attend
the meeting .and enjoy the festivi
ties that characterizes the meet
ings of the Elks. There are quite
a number of the members of the
Plattsmouth lodge who intend to
be present at the prand lodge, and
are looking- forward with great
pleasure to the occasion. The
citizens of Denver have prepared
to make the event one long to be
remembered among- the notable
gatherings thai have been held
there and nothing will be omitted
that can add to the entertainment
of the visitors. Special trains
have already been arranged for
from most of the large cities of
the countrv and the members of
the Omaha lodge will travel to the
Colorado ' metropolis over the
Union Pacific in a snecial that
will be tilled with the members of
that wide-nwake lodpe. Denver
will certainly be a festival spot
during the sessions of the grand
lodge and several splendid nai
ades will be given by the visiting
members of the Elks during their
stay in that city. E. J. Richey
past exalte. ruler of the local
lodge, i-1 the delegate from Platts
mouth to the convention, and W.
J. Stivight the alternate to the
meeting. Those who attend from
this city expect to leave Sunday
to be present at the opening ses
sions nf the convention on Mon
One of the deliphtful and suc
cessful entertainments of the
eason was the Ladies' Day,
which was under the auspices of
the O. Z. society of the First
Presbyterian church, and which
was held at the pretty home of
Mrs. :. L. Rundstrom yesterday.
It was an ideal summer's day and
many of the ladies, to whom in
vitations had been issued, were in
attendance. The young ladies of
this splendid organization had
prepared an excellent program
for the enterlainment of their
guests, which was most thorough
ly enjoyed by them. Mr. Philip
Hudson, an instructor in a school
of music of Iowa, rendered a
number- of beautiful vocal selec
tions. Mr. Hudson has a splen
did voice and he was heard with
the greatest of pelasure by the
laige audience. Misses 'orna
Cole and Hazel Dovey contributed
a piano duet, Mrs. Wm. Baird a
reading. Miss Mafhilde yalley a
vocal selection, Miss Emma Cum
mins a piano selection and a vocal
duet by Miss yallery and Mr.
Hudson greatly assisted in mak
ing this program a most excel
lent and delightful one. Follow
ing this program dainty refresh
ments were served by the mem
bers of the Q. Z. A small admis
sion fee of 25 cents had been
charged and the young ladies of
this society realized a neat sum,
which will be placed in the fund
for assisting in carrying on the
work of the society.
Blank books or all kinds at the
Journal office.
The Journal does job work.
Are Entertained ?t Air Dome.
From TYednepclay's Pally.
The obi people who make their
home at the county intirmary,
west of the city, were given a very
pleasant treat last evening when
Manager Shlaes of Ihe Air Dome
invited them to come in and at
tend the performance there and
witness the excellent show at that
amusement place. Superintend
ent Tarns brought in a portion of
the residents last evening and
the rest of Ihe old people will be
brought in this evening to take in
the show. This certainly shows
Ihe proper spirit on the part of
Mr. Shlaes and is lo be com
mended, as it afforded the old
people quite a pleasant time and
will long b' remembered most
pleasantly by them.
From Wednesday's Daily.
Last evening Henry Soennich-
sen met with quite a painful ac
cident that is Ihe cause of his
wearing his left, arm in a sling,
having had that member broken
in being- thrown from an automo
bile. He, in company with a num
ber of friends, were returning lo
this city from Omaha and were
running- along the road north of
La Platte, when they came onto a
wooden culvert that had just re
cently been placed in the road
there, and which was several
inches above the level of the road
way. The culvert had been pass
ed successfully on the trip into
Omaha, but on the way back it
was impossible to see the culvert
until the machine was right on
it. and as Ihe car passed off of
the culvert the jar on Ihe machine
caused Henry to lie thrown out,
alighting on his left side and
bruising his face, as well as
breaking the left forearm. The
force of the fall was such as to
cause him lo roll several feet, and
this caused the injury to his face.
Joe Wheeler, who was in the seat
with Henry, was thrown out but
suffered no injuries except a few
bruises from the fall. After the
accident the injured young man
was hurried to this city, where
medical aid was summoned and
the injured member dressed, and
while the accident was quite a
painful one, Henry can feel for
tunate that it was no worse.
William Dowd in City.
From Tuesday's Dally.
William Dowd of Greenwood,
one of the democratic candidates
for Ihe otlice of sheriff, was in the
city today, looking after some
business matters and took the oc
casion lo look up a number of his
friends, and while here called at
the Journal office for a short visit.
Mr. Dowd reports the crops as be
ing line in his part of the county
and the farmers too busy to do
anything but help in the harvest
Did Not Make Any Decision.
From Tuesaay's Dany.
The gentleman who officiated
as tlie umpire on the bases Sun
day at the ball park desires to
state that in the case of the call
ing of Arries out at the home
plate he did not have any part, as
lie was not watching the play, it
being in the province of the other
umpire, and that many misunder
stood his signal to the first base
runner that he was safe to be in
tended for Arries at home plate.
Charged With Wife Desertion.
Yesterday afternoon a com
plaint was filed in county court
by Mrs. Dahlieske, charging her
husband with wife and child
abandonment, alleging in her
ocmplaint that the husband and
father had abandoned his home
and family since the 7th day of
June, and failed to provide for
I heir support. The offense is
made a very serious one under
the statues of Nebraska. The
children of the family consist of
five sons, all minor children.
Tony Hilton, the Colored Man,
Bound Over to the District
Court Under Bond.
From Wednesday's Daily.
The preliminary of Tony Hil
ton, the colored man who was the
principal in Ihe shooting at the
Missouri Pacific depot here on the
morning of the Fourth, was held
this morning at the otlice of Jus
tice M. Archer, and as a re-ult of
the testimony the man was bound
over to the district court on a
charge of shooting with the in
tent to kill Fled Low. The
amount of the bond was fixed at
Si, 000, and from all appearances
Ihe man will remain in the jail
until the case is cal'ed in court
al the next term.
The state called lo the stand
Fred Low, the man who was hot
by Hilton, to testify as lo how
Ihe affair occurred. He slated
that he and a companion were at
the platform at the freight depot
and as the passenger train came
north thev went down Ihe west
side of the track, where the I rain
was standing and saw the negro
in Ihe "blind." Hilton had gotten
off the train and asked them for
a cigarette, which he had given
him, and then asked him for a
match, and on the statement of
Low that they had none, the negro
had called him a liar and a vile
name, at which bow reached for
the negro lo mix with him, but
Hilton steped back and drew' his
revolver, shooting three time. The
first shot, according to the state
ment of Low, entered his right
wrist and the second the hip,
while the third shot had struck a
tin tobacco can that was in his
pocket. Hilton was about eight
feet away at the time the first
shot was fired. He noticed the
flash of the weapon as the negro
drew it from beneath his sweater
and instantly the weapon was dis
charged. He was asked on cross
examination by Hilton if they
were not on the platform, and
replied, "No."
Fred Coleman, the telegraph
operator at the depot, who was on
duty at the time of the shoot inp,
testified that he saw Low and an
other while man and the negro
standing at the northwest corner
of the depot shortly after the
train pulled out. He did not pay
any particular attention, to them
until he heard a shot fired and
saw them about loo yards north
of the depot along the track and
Low was turning around. He had
saw the other two shots fired and
the negro had started north on a
slight run, while the other two
men had came back to Ihe depot.
Hilton upon taking the stand
stated that he had arrived in this
city on Ihe morning of the Fourth
of July on the early Missouri Pa
cific passenger train and had
been told by the conductor lo get
off the train or the blind where
he was riding. He had asked Low
for a cigarette and he had given
him the papers and tobacco to
make one. Low had then said lo
him, "What are you doing here,
nigger?" and staled he was an
officer and "that we lynch Shines'
like you here." lie had then
started north along tlie track and
Low had fojhuved closely after
him and said, "Come back here,
nigger, I am an officer and want
to lake you to jail and give you
the 11-29." He had then taken
out his revolver to frighten Low
and fired, but did not intend to
hit him. He had then continued
north alons the track, Irving to
reach Omaha, and had met a
number of while men whom he
accosted and asked I hem if
negroes were not tolerated in
Plattsmouth, but Ihey did no!
know, and he had stated that he
would accompany them if Ihey
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