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PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2'!. PHI.
ACQUITTED OF WIFE j;
The f'ase Occupied All Day Tester
ua. and the Jury Was Out for
Al;u1 Three Hours.
rrr.m Friday's T'aVv.
Yesterday the attention of the
trie; court was taken up wit!
the hearing of the evidence in the ca-e of
the State of Wn.u.-ka .-. Tor y j
I I T ! J - -Vi i . ir ( '. .. i Tt-! - o n- i tV. , U '
cnargLM wr.n wife
ye: tion and child abandonment.
ca-e was the
term and the
of : number o
-evond of the No ember j
jury selected consisted I
f tiie .-ame jurymen That !
had considered the Barr ca-e. Wat- j
son Long. Albert Wolf. Arthur Baker, j
Robert T'oon. William Atchison. Wii- j
ham Splitt. Charles Chri-visser. John I
Group. John Ncumei-tor. P. C.
Slander. George Kay and James Ti tr
uer were the men. selected to try the
issues of the case and si in ju Igment
on tiie tie! utaint on ir.e muictr.'.er.t
liniv.'i by the state. j
As tiie prisoner was in very poor j
financial ck'rum-ta.nre- the court ap-
pointed Judge J. E. Douir'as- to look j
afttr hi- interests, while County At-j
torr.ey C..le and Attorney C. K. TefTt
of Weeping Water appeared to j
pro-' -cute th" case. Thee were a j
large rurnbe- of th" residents of ;
Weeping Watr-r p'-o-ent at tiie hen'- ;
irg to offer their evidence as to the j
conduct of the defendant toward hi-!
fami!y while th-y r-- ::!od there up to
the time of the death of the wife some
two months ago. A number testified
a- to the manner in which the tie-!
fendant had acted toward his wife be-!
fore his leaving Weeping Water, as
we-1 a his induitrenc in liquor.
The princina' witne-s for the pris
oner was himself, and his tale related
on the stand was one that seemed to j
jrreatly impress the membe-s of the 11
iurv. He stated the fact hut he had !
trouble with his eyes, which had inter
fered with his securing work reg
ular, a; it v.a- impo.-siide for him to
stand eonstar.tiv lo- a fire, and he had
to work or. oh
lines of the black
part of the time.
smithinc trade a
He had trotten in
Water over some
bad at Weer-otir
rouble that had
ari-er. out of a quarrel with his wife ;
over the children. h
whipping, and he :v
left there. I '
walkinrr to Linfoln
wh . I'f nttemnt-
eu to tret v.oyt- w:t!iot:t ro
tu'-iM'.i '!v!i s"ver:d time-, at
he then i-ci-ie
1 to v to the horn
hi- pnror.t-- ir. I
iheve. rva'..' . sit
"H '-t-iru-1 !
.-i ? .,'r ; in low a
v. hcie he attempted to
secure work. I
without I e ult, a.-- he was only able
to land a few mir.ute " work in each
town, whirh did; not more than pay lor 1
a meal, and
forced to borrow
what he cou
tad c.ided -ct the county
and had ma
f . om Ihi-tintrs. Iowa
an aprointment with!1"'"'
, . , 1
him for- 1"J oV.
ocx noon, nut inter.
su -;ect intr a tri
k. had loft for Mary
vilie. lissouri, where he was taken
in custody by the chief of police and
neiu until tr.e arrival o: ncrin iuin- i
ton, who irourht him to this city.!
i-o'ier w;is driven
without h" si .-it ion. and its recital
seemed to r.fe'-t him jreatK-. as he
v. ij)ed awry the te:irs f'.im his eyes The Piattsmouth merchants are all
several tin:-'-, lie first learned. he;bud:v en traced at the present time in
r-tatod. rS t)v death of his wife when . their preparations for the Christmas
he telephoned from Iova to Weeping j trade and the stocks of roods that
but could not reach there.
The case was t-dwn to the jury i ceptioiially larjre and well assorted in
nbout o'clock, and then the. jury re- j all lines. There is: no necessity for
tired to debate the merits of the anyone, in their search for the Christ
testimony, returning about 1 o'clock j mas remembrances, io fro away from
with a verdict that the prisoner was ; home, as here there is everything that
not puilty of the crime as a'.letred by anyone could possibly desire. From
the state. J now on the different stores will befrin
The case of Matthew Corin.fr vs. C. ; a display of the articles for pifts and
T-uwrence Stall, a suit for attorney ; it will be an easy matter to pick out
fees, is rccupyinv the attention of the j the .irifts desired for the friends and
judpe and jury thi - morning. loved ones, either younjr or old. We
Gives a Very Successful Dance.
The dance given Saturday evening
at the K. S. hall by the members of
the Bohemian brass bard proved to be
one of the most successful that this
organization has given for some time
an.l the lare crowd in attendance
was well please ! with the result of ,
the ball. The band furnished the i
music for the occasion, and which in- -
eluded a number of the late popular
selections, as well as a number of the
favorite Rohemian selection.
Has Painful Accident.
TV"!)! Fr:da y' Iai!v.
Ir. !!. F. Urendel of Murray was in
the city for a .-hurt time today en
route Iiutne from Omaha, where he
was visiting nis. lo-tuher at the hos-
itnl. The doctor was wearing his
ft cvt- ornamented with a bandage
t- the result of a colli.-ion with a door
.-: in- reddence that had been left
i lav. Dr. Premie! was called to the
J telephone at an early hour this morn-
ing and in hurrying to the 'phone run
j into the door, with the result that a
! gn h was cut (.vev the right c-e. It
i i- nothing se ious. however.
'ANOTHER LIGHT COMPANY
TRYING TD GET HITCHED UP
From Fr'dnv s pally.
For the past few days a represent
ative of one of tiie leading electrical
power companies of tins part of the
v.e-t has been here looking over the
' held with a view of submitting to the
! re -idem.- here a schedule of the rates J
' that they would expect to charge if
thev locate;! in this citv with their
line of service. While the rates pro-po.-td
.-t-cm it) be low enoutrh, the
eouiicil. if the matter is presented to
them, should be .-u,-e that any further
franchises that are granted comes
through some company that will
establish a plant in this city, as the
pre.-ent transmission line operated
here, seems to be jrivir.q: very pood
satisfaction, as there has been no
contra. lint of late. It seems only
i rea-or.ahle that any company that
;m-:y desire to enter Piattsmouth to
) tret the business should show their
J sincerity by erectintr a plant or mak-
in'-T ati airreement to mat ertect te
f.ve they come in to ask for a fran-
j chi.-e. The citizens should debate the
iouestinn thorouirh.lv with themselves
j and, t'ecide on the cour.-e -that seems
j the he.-t for the city.
THE COOD SAMARITAN"
AT THE PARMELE THEATRE
The advance atrent for W. 15.
ton, tiie w.l! known comedian.
who ; has appeared here frequently in the
was in the city todav and arrantreu
ir.tr ot cSovemoer loth, at the 1'ar-
ri'le theater, of Mr. Patton in his
I'ev,'t-t rlay- j he Uoott Samaritan.
! Mr. i'atton tirst appeared nere ;n
I lie .Ministers hnn, subsetiuentlv in
"The Last Kose of Summer," "The
Kiovkhead," -The Slowpoke," and
more recent! v in "Lazy Kill." In
olf;sed hvs :;udiences and theater-p-o-
are to be conjrratulateil that thev
wi'l l:ive the i-i v i lef" of sf.-'inf Vim I
THE PLAT15M0DTH MER
CHANTS ARE NOW BUSY
PRHPARING FOR CHRISTMAS
will be carrietl by them will be ex-
-hail, in the near future, take up the
different stores and their stocks of
goods and place them before the pub
lic so that all mav know where to find
jthe gifts th?y are looking for.
At the Warner school house on next
Wednesday evening, November 25th.
Ali ladies are requested to bring
boxes. Jennie Livingston. Teacher.
Marshall, Dentist, Coates Block.
BIG TIME AT OLD
Everybody Invited to Gome, Get a
Good Dinner and Enjoy a
Genuine Good Time.
From Saturday's Taiiy.
"O. give thanks unto the Lord,"
Said the psalmist of old,
" 'Tis better to give than receive,"
We are told.
For health r.r.d for home.
For sunshine and rain.
For peace and good will.
Fe ye thankful again.
Every day of the year should be
j A Thanksgiving.
! For each day of the year
I Is one of receiving:.
Like the Pilgrims of old.
Let us be of one mind.
And assemble to worship
The friend of mankind.
Old anthems we'll sic:.
Old stories we'll tell
Of our Savior who came
I'pon earth to dwell.
May our prayers ascend
As the voice of one man.
"Let peace be on earth.
Good will to all men."
The above rhyme is given to com
memorate the annual Thanksgiving
service at Lewiston. Worship begins
at 11 a. m.. conducted by Rev. W. A.
Taylor. Immediately following the
services dinner will be served by the
ladies of the K. X. K.
In orde- to stroncly impress the
reatier we have boiled down a few
facts concerning the good things we'll
have to eat. An old adage says. "He
who runs may read." We will slight
ly transform the old adage and say,
"He who runs may eat." We are ex
pecting to see fathers, mothers, hus
bands, wives, grandfathers, grand
mothers, belles, beauxs and kiddies.
In fact will be disappointed if all are
not there. Our caterer has prepared
a menu that reads something like
Roast goose with apple sauce; roast
duck with cranberries: roast chicken,
steaming hot, with brown gravy and
mashed potatoes on the side. Then
there'll be baked beans, sweet pota
toes, and sauerkraut of the saurest
kind; together with pickles, both
sweet and sauer, salads of every sort.
I jollies and iams, cakes, cookies and
tarts, with rich golden coffee, all
mingled higgledy-piggledy. Not to
mention "pumpkin" pie, all garnished
with whipped cream so thick and
luscious that to take a bite endangers
one's nose of becoming submerged
We have mentioned only a few of
the good things in waiting to tempt
For supper, as a special induce
ment, oysters, the best on the mar
ket, will be served, with celery and
coffee. For those who do not eat
oysters, a general, as well as a
generous supper will supply your
The remarkable thing about this
"eat" is the price 25 cents. Remark
able, isn't it? Why, 2a cents wouldn't
so much as buy a sparerib.
Re that as it may,
Tis all you need pay.
So come eat with us
On Thanksgiving Day.
To Make Retrenchments.
Fr-m Fridnv's Daily.
The Rurlington railroad, if reports
are to be believed, contemplate aban
doning the first of the month, two of
their passenger trains. No. 9 from the
east, which arrives in Omaha at 11
p. m. via Pacific Junction and Coun
cil Bluffs as well as No. 10, the early
Chicago train, which passes through
this city from the west at 1:40 a. m.
A number of the other leading rail
roads of the country have decided
to make changes that will allow them
to cut down the number of trains
operated and it is expected that the
Burlington will follow their example.
The changes contemplated will not
greatly affect this city save for those
who desire to remain in Lincoln a
little later than No. 14.
Asks for Citizenship Papers.
From Friday's Inilv.
Yesterday afternoon Anna S'cha-
lotte Johnson of Louisville, in the
office of Clerk of the District Court
Robertson, filed her declaration to lif
etime a citizen of tiie United States,
of America and to l enounce her al
legiance to King Gu-tav of Sweden.
She arrived in the United States on
June 30, 1!'05, at Ronton, and she ha
resided at Louisville for a number of
ACCIDEBT HEIR IECCS-
prn mrn i ipt rnmiu
ULil, IHLD.. LhDI rmUM l " t r.-x the best of
the foot ball talei t cf Council Bluffs
From PaturaaVs'Ta'i:". H' !ea'ue here on th
The news of a te: ible automobile I "Tiairon ara'nyt lho lr"'1 Prosent
accident at Tecumseh was receive J j f the arl of l';otin- the In
here todav. in which some eight hK:!" and wert' humiliated by the score
voung men of Weeping Water, mom-; to "' ar,i thU ,1,,es ,,ot half tel1
hers of the High school foot ball team ! tl e la!e of tlu' f("'Me 'temnts that
of that citv, were badly injured. Thej1"" ,i;wa nia,ie l ?l?m the tide of
bovs were driving in a car to Pawnee f,!;;'l,hm" "ac-hine of Captain
City to play foot ball, and while de
fending a hill one mi'e south of Te
cumseh a tire came off of the car and
the driver, Fred McCleery. was unable
to retain control of the machine and it
v;in into ;i ilitch th" front or the c-
crashing imo a bank along the road- inute- as thp' r l:nahle to ain
side and making the car badlv. The!any 5:r';,n,i an,! keln near lheir
driver ami Howard Day were thrown
clear ot the v.recK, v. rue trie otaer
occupants were phmed beneath the
wreckage of the machine. The boys
were taken from beneath the car and
brought to Tecumseh, where they re
ceived surgical attention. Several
cars of relatives and friend- drove
over from Weeping Water at once to
look after the injured young men.
The injured young men were:
John Fitzpairick has a pelvis bone
broken and is considerably bruise.!
about the head.
Clifton Jones has concussion of the
b-ain ami three ribs broken.
Van Crew has a wrist and three
Arthur Fitzpatrick has his collar
They were all more or less injured,
the other boys beir.g Lloyd Philpott
and Rav Rich.
TWO DEATHS AT POOR
FARM, ONE A VERY WELL
I : f
Two of th aged gentlemen making
their home at the county farm, west
of this city, have been summoned to
the Great Beyond and joined tiie in
numerable caravans of the host who
have passed beyond the mortal
sphere. Samuel Tally, a wanderer,
who had been at the farm for the past
few months, passed away yesterday
afternoon after ouite a long sickness
and general infirmity. He was very
reticent about his past life and
former residence and the only fact
that he ever gave to the superintend
ent, Mr. Tarns, was that he was born
October 17, 1845. but where he would
never state. He will be buried this
John Napoleon Black, for years a
familiar figure in this city, was the
second of the men to pass away, hav
ing died at an early hour this moan
ing. He had made his home at the
farm since 1!H)!. and was quite active
up to a few weeks ago, when he suc
cumbed to his burden of years and
the end it could be foreseen was only
a short time away. Mr. Black was
born in Washington county, Virginia.
December Ilk 1S25, and had resided
in this part of Nebraska for a great
many years. lie was a bright old
man and his interest in the affairs of
the country at large was keen and
often he has come to the Journal
office to read over the papers with
the happenings of the world. lie
leaves several brothers in Iowa, and
the arrangements for the funeral will
not be completed until they can be
reached with a message of the death.
Dance in Murray.
There will be another one of those
social dances given in Murray on Sat
urday evening, Nov. 28th, by Elmer
Boedeker. The music will be furnish
ed by the Jacobs' orchestra of Omaha,
and the usual good time is in store
for all those who attend.
"Wall Paper. Gering & Co. Phone
The I'latlsmoulh I Soys "Do Them Up'
to the Tune of 57 to 0. Which
V.as ' ert.iinlv Ilumilatiii".
t .-,!-, T "
! treignt -. s- rom the l;rst kickofT by
the vi-ilors in the opening spasm of
;the conflict the visitors were on the
dc-fen-ive rr.d at no time did they ap
pear (lar.vtero'js, as when thev secured
the ball it was held for onlv a few
own goal on the detersive all the time.
The playing of the local bovs was
mo-t effective all the way through
iho game and they were able to work
a number of new plays on the Council
I -luffs aggregation with the greatest
of rase. Bo;.1. who was in the opening
half as ouarter. played, a great game
and several times cart ieti the ball for
long gains into the enemie- territory
by ids end ruv.s. Line bucks and
rti-h.e1- also wc-e a very productive
form of play for the locals, as they
were able to push men over time and
time again for scores on the goal line
of the visiters. Noble. Ames and
Ileroid were also in the limelight in
their handling of the pigskin and as-.-i-ted
materially in tearing several
large holes in the line of the Council
The form shown by the foot ball
team yesterday give:- the boosters of
the game here the brightest of hopes
i of grabbing the game on Thanksgiv-
ing day f'om the Havelock boiler
makers, who are coming down to se
'u:e revenge for the def eat of last
year. In many ways our team this
sea -on is superior to that which took
away the bacon from the Havelock
hunch la.-t season, and the boys be
lieve that they will b? able to annex
the contest to their collection of wins
for the season.
In the opening half of the game
yesterday the locals grabbed down
some "o scores, whil" in the second
spasm they wee more merciful and
allowed only 21 to be rung up against
the Bluffs aggregation, which was
trulv outclassed by our sterlings.
A VERY PRETTY AND QUIET
WEDDING TOOK PLACE
AT THE STENNER HOME
From Saturday's Taily.
A very pretty and quiet home wed
ding was solemnized last evening at
the Stenner home in this city, when
Miss Tina Patacek and Mr. Ernest L.
Stenner were united in the holy bonds
of wedlock. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. F. M. Druliner of the
Fir.-t Methodist church and was wit
nessed by the immediate families of
the contacting parties. For the happy j
event the rooms of the Stenner home
were decorated very profusely in the
handsome fall flowers, which made
a fitting setting for this most
auspicious occasion. Immediately af
ter the ceremony the newly wedded
couple departed on the 7:45 Missouri
Pacific for Omaha, from where they
will leave for the west for a short
honeymoon, and on their return will
be at home to their friends at their
home on West Locust street.
Both the bride and groom are
among our most popular and highly
esteemed young people and their
host of warm friends will join in
wi-hing them a long life filled with
all the joy and happiness they so well
deserve, and that their pathway on
life's journey may be strewn with the
roses of good fortune.
Paints and Oils.
Cering & Co.
New Telephone Directories.
The new telephone directories are
now ready for the patrons of the
Piattsmouth Exchange. All patrons
will please call at the office for one.
JURED HAND IS GET
TING ALONG VERY NICELY
From Frilay'r T,ally.
Harry Worthen, the young man
who was injured so severely on Wed
nesday by being shot in the hand, is
reported as getting along nicely and
it. i-- thought that his injuries will
heal all right unless some unforseen
circumstance occurs. The wound is a
most severe one, as almost the whole
hand was injured by the discharge
from the gun, which lodged in the
member. The wound fortunately was
treated at once and was not allowed
to go long without dressing, and the
attending physician feel? very hope
f jl of being able to save the hand.
DEATH OF MRS. H. RAMGE,
JR., NEAR MURRAY
Yesterday afternoon the community
was profoundly shocked to learn of
the death of Mrs. Fred Ramge at her
home, some two miles northeast of
Murray. Mrs. Ramge has been suffer
ing for some time from stomach
trouble, and on last Friday was taken
with perotinitis. which rapidly grew
worse until Saturday, when the fam
ily wa notified of her grave condi
tion. Mrs. Ramge passed away at
2:15 yesterday afternoon, despite all
that medical rkill and loving aid could
do for her betterment. She was 28
years of age and leaves besides the
husband, four little ones, aged 8, 5, 3
ami 2 years, to mourn her passing
away. Mrs. Ramge was formerly
Miss Lula Holderness of Havelock,
whore she was married some ten
years ago and where her parents still
reside. During the time she has made
her home in this county she has made
a host of friends by her pleasant
manner and treatment of those with
whom she has met and the news of
her untimely death was a most pro
found blow to the friends as well as
the bereaved family.
The funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock from
the late home near Murray. To the
sorrowing husband and motherless
little ones the deepest sympathy of
the entire community will be ex
tended. MATTHEW GERING GETS
JUDGMENT AGAINST LAW
RENCE STULL FOR 5900
The long-drawn case of Matthew
Gering vs. C. Lawrence Stull, which
occupied the attention of the district
court Friday and Saturday, was given
to the jury Saturday afternoon and at
0:10 in the evening the jury returned
a sealed verdict which was not opened
until this morning when Judge Beg
ley convened the court. The jury
was called to their place at the open
ing of court and Foreman Arthur
Baker gave to the court the verdict,
which finds for the plaintiff in the
sum of ?!00. The case was appealed
from the county court, where the jury
there had given a judgment to Mr.
Gering for something over $700, and
on the trial in the higher court this
amount was increased.
The case of John W. Butt vs.
Thomas E. Parmele, et ah, is called
for today in the court. This suit is
over some matters regarding the sale
Married at Hartington. Neb.
From Friday's Tiallv.
We are in receipt of a communica
tion from T. H. Lindsay at Wausa.
Neb., informing us of the marriage
of his daughter to Mr. Herman Paul
son. The happy event occurred at
Hartington, Neb., on November 18th.
Tho bride was dressed in a pale blue
mssaline with point lace trimming.
The bridesmaid was Miss Nellie
Egger, a chum of the bride, and the
best man was Frank Nickols.
Sell your property by an ad in The
BUCKED MID GAG-
Foreman of M. P. Fencing Gang I
Robbed at Union by Two of Mis
The village of Union wa- the scvie
oi quite a sensational lot. m-ry on l.t t
Saturday evening, when Mr. Kte-Vy.
foreman of the Missojri Pacific fence
gang, was robbed by two of the mem
bers of hi- gang of the -um of . "-o,
and for which one of th- n't-::, Joe
Shriver. is languishing in the o.ut.ty
jail in this city. Mr. Ke--1 -y oc
cupies a bunk car near the Uni"',
switch yards as a residence, and Sat
urday night left his car to go up tovtn
for a few minute-. leaving the lamp
in the car turned down h ami mak
ing only a faint light in tbe int"rir
of the car. The two n.en. Shriver and
Henry Maxwell, entered the
through a window and put out
light and concealed them-ehc- in
interior of the car to await tin1 r t : n
of the owner, who. un.-u.-pecling tic
plot laid by the robber.-, entered the
car ami was striking a match when
the two men pounced on him. gagged
him and threw him on tiie bed. afic
removing the wallet trom his pe: -m
that contained hi.- money, -unit- .-'"o
in currency. They careful iy covered
him up anil securing the key to the
door walked out and locked the ov.rc-r
in the car.
It was some few minutes beboo
Mr. Keesley was able to make his
escape, and the two robbers laid
planned the affair in good time, a- a
fast freight was pulling into the
yards as thev came out of the car, ai d
they hopped it for the north. As soon
as possible Sheriff Quinton was
notified of the holdup and hastened to
the Missouri Pacific depot in this city,
where he was able to secure the a--sistance
of Agent Thomas in flagging
the oncoming train, and boarding it
made a search of the car-, with the
result that Shriver was unearthed in
an empty box, car and on hi- di--eovery
the man jumped from the car
and attempted to make hi- go--away,
but was nabbed by the sh-: if
near the south end of the pa-senger
station and taken to the county j.dl.
Th prisoner stated tr.at Max wed
and he hat! quarreled v. r -oir.e
money, and partie-- at Mur:ay re;.-t
that a man was seen to jump from th"
train there, which loo!.- a- t'ou'-h
Maxwell had made away v dh the
"swag" from the robbery do..bie-cro-sed
his comrade in the affair.
SEVERAL HOGS AT COUNTY
FARM DIE FROM THAT MUCH
DREADED DISEASE CHOLERA
From Saturday's Tall5.
The county farm, west of this city,
is visited by that much leare ! pc :
of the farmers, hog cholera, and as
a result there lias i,een live of the
fine hogs there died of the mala iy.
while two more are sick with th-- dis
ease. Where the disease was con
tracted is a mystery to Mr. Tarn-, the
superintendent, as the pens and shed
in which the seventy head of hogs
on the farm are kept are clean and
the utmost care has been cxerci-e.' in
caring for them, and the advent of
the disease has caused a great deal
of worry to the superintendent. The
county commisisoners have b en
notified of the outbreak of the
cholera and the animals will be vac
cinated at once with serum, in the
hopes of checking the progress of
the malady. The hogs raised on the
county farm are among the best in
the county rnd unusual care ha- al
ways been exercised in caring for
them, and Mr. Tarns is hopeful that
the serum treatment will prove i f
fecti'e in dea'ing with the trouble.
Woodmen Circle, Notice!
The Woodmen Circle will hold their
regular meting at their lodge rooms
tomorrow (Tuesday) eveninc at 8
o'clock. All members are requested
to be present.
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