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    ParadeThursday, August
Neb SUto Historical 800
No. 12.",.
Everything Getting in Fine Shape for the Bi;
William and Jesse Bashus and Harvey
t Iturkf Held in Sum of $5,000
Each for Assault on Of
ficer Wilson.
From Tuesdays Dally.
The preliminary hearing of Edward,
William and Jasse Bashus and Harvey
Burke, charged with an assault to kill
and murder Officer William Wilson
in the city of Plattsmouth on Sundij
morning", Avgust 6th, was h' Id th -;
morning in the county court room, be
fore Judge Allen J. Beeson, and oc
cupied some time. The first wit.iess
for the state was Dr. T. P. Liv:.:sto 1.
wno gave his professional judgment
cf the case of Mr. Wilson, who he
had been called to attend about J
.-.'clock on the morning of A -J g ust 6ih
and on arriving at the Hotel Riley
had found the patient sittinp in a
chair very pale and suffering from a
very severe shock and partially un
conscious. He had mad? a hasty ex
rm. nation of the patient and ipcd
3lr. Wilson on the floor. Later he
had accompanied Chief of Police Bar
clay and Mr. WTilson, as well as sev
eral others who were assisting Mr.
Wilson, to a room in the Riley hotel
and made another examination. lie
found an abrasion and contusion neir
the right eye on the right molor bono,
and the right eye was beginning to
swell and discolor. There were two or
three small bruises on the back of
the head. Condition of pationt had
been similar to that caused by con
cussion of the brain. He had remained
and made another examination. He
had then returned to his office, where
another injured man was, and later,
gone to the Bashus home to see an
other of the injured men who had
been brought to the office. Later, Sun
day morning, right eyelid was tightly
swollen. Officer Wilson had called
his attention to a severe bruise behind
the right ear. Wilson later became
more conscious and restless and com
plained of intense headache. On
Wednesday, the 9th of August, the
left eyelids became discolored, which
indicated a concussion of the brain,
but was noi the cardinal symptom.
When taken to Omaha he was appar
ently not right in his mind. The wit
ness could not tell how the injuries
had been received.
On cross-examination of Mr. Pat
rick, Dr. Livingston stated there was
no way by feeling or seeing to locate
a fracture at the brain base. He was
sure as to a concussion of the brain
but not as to contusion of the brain.
Any injury to produce concussion
would have to be severe.
Gordon Shanklin was then sworn,
and testified that on the morning of
August 6, at about 1 o'clock, he had
been standing near the Hotel Riley.
Saw the three Bashus boys, WTilliam
Owens and Harvey Burke quarreling.
The quarrel had stopped by the time
he reached where they were standing.
The men had followed Francis Whelan
up the street from the hotel. Jesse
Tnshus had stopped Whelan and was
quarreling with him. Officer Wilson
had come up and told them to stop.
Jesse Bashus had been the one Wilson
hit with the club. The witness then
identified the members who ha'd been
charged with the assault. A few sec
onds after Wilson had struck Jesse
Bashus, William Bashus struck Wil
son in the face, and Ed Bashus had
also struck him. The club of Mr. Wil
son was lying on the walk, the witness
stated, and Jesse Marshall, recovering
from the blow received from Wilson,
struck the officer with the club. They
had then started up the hill from near
the Methodist church, where the
trouble occurred, and the witness had
assisted in caring for Mr. Wilson. and
helped put him into an automobile
that was standing nearby.
On cross-examination by Mr. Pat
rick, Mr. Shanklin stated that he had
lived at Weeping Water before com
ing to this city, and had been here
frequently to dances. He had always
been engaged in farm work until com
ing to this city. He had known the
Bashus or Marshall boys the first
time on the night of the dance on Au
gust 5th, but could not tell who had
pointed them out to him. He was
standing on Main street a short dis
tance from the Riley hotel when he
was attracted by the loud talking on
the corner. At the scene of the trou
ble he had heard one of the Bashu
boys tell Whelen he was going to get
him. Wilson had then started on up
the hill. All three of the Bashus boys
and Owens and Burke had started on
up after Whelan. At the Methodist
church Bashus had called to Whelan
to stop as he wanted to talk to him
Will Bashus had struck Wilson shortly
after he hit Jesse Bashus with his
club, and Jesse Marshall had called
to the others, "Let's go get the other.'
It was only a short time before the
shots were fired, there had been two
he had heard. Did not know exactly
where the shooting had taken place,
but he thought it was about a block
from the scene of the trouble, near
the church. The witness had been
called to the office of the county at
torney later that same day.
With the testimony of Mr. Shank
lin and the conclusion of the cross-
examination of Mr. Patrick the a.o
rested their case.
The attorney for the three Bashus
boys, and Burke, did not call any of
the young men to the witness stand
and did not offer any testimony for
the defense.
At the conclusion of the hearing
County Judge Beeson decided that the
evidence offered .was sufficient to
bind the men charged in the indict
ment over to the next term of the
district court. The bond was fixed by
Judge Beeson in the sum of $5,000
each, and Mr. Patrick offered as
bondsman, Frank Bashus, the father,
who has been the bondsman for the
boys since their arrest, but this bond
was refused by the court. The men
were then turned over to the custody
of Sheriff Quinton and placed in the
county jail to remain until bond is se
cured or the case comes to trial at the
regular November term of the district
There were a large number present
at the. hearing and these were disap
pointed that the defense did not offer
their side of the case, which will be
cept until the trial before the jury in
the district court.
From Tuesday's Daily.
The rooms in the court house set
aside for the use of the district judge
are being fitted up in fine shape for
Judge Begley,, and when completed
will ,be the most pleasant in the entire
building. These rooms are located on
the south side and adjoin the office of
Sheriff Ouinton on tl.e west. The one
arge room has been decorated in a
cream color bv M. S. Briggs, who has
the contract for the work and this
00m will be devoted to the law li
brary of Judge Begley. The smaller
room between the library and the
equity court room will be used as a
private office for the judge and will
be most appropriate for this purpose
and here to Mr. Briggs with his brush
and paint will soon transform the
room into one of beauty. The rooms
will be put to use as soon as Judge
Begley moves to this city to make his
The offices all over the court house
as well as the hallways are badly in
reed of repainting and decorating and
this has been shown by the two rooms
that have been fixed up and which add
about 100 per cent to the looks of the
building. A magnificent building like
that of our court house should by all
means be kept up in first class shape
and the crying need is to havf: the
offices cleaned and repainted and deco
rated so that they may be a fitting
advertisement of this great and splen
did county. It certainly should be
looked after . by the county commis
From Tuesday's Dan.
. Herman Gartleman has become in
terested in the Excelsior Meat market
on lower Main street and with M. J.
Johnson will conduct the same in the
future. The new firm will make a spe
cialty of home made sausage of all
kinds and will see that the public is
treated in the most obliging manner.
Mr. Gartlemann is well known
throughout the city and he will be of
much assistance to Mr. Johnson in the
conducting of the business of this meat
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Red Sox will no longer be forced
to appear in their old base ball suits,
and have a fine array of uniforms,
that are as fine and classy as any
base ball team in the country. The
suits were secured through Fred P
Bush, the tailor, and are beauties in
every way. The material is a heavy
cream-colored flannel, which has a
small green and black stripe, and the
trimmings are in red. A red stripe
extends down the front, on which is
the name, "Red Sox," and on the
sleeve a large letter "P" appears.
The caps are of the same material as
the suits and are trimmed with red
braid. The pants, made in the latest
league base ball style, have a small
silk braid stripe in red down the side.
A red belt and dark-red hose com
pletes the outfit, that our base ball
warriors will- wear on the diamond.
The suits have been purchased by
popular subscription among the fans
and certainly shows that the support
ers of the team are strong fr them.
If possible, the boys will wear the
(new suits next Sunday for the first
From Tuesday's Dallv.
The ministers of the city co-operat-
ng together, will have a very im
portant part in the Home Coming cel
ebration and Sunday, September 3rd,
will be distinctly "Home. Coming" duy
in the churches with special sermons
or the benefit of the old residents of
the city and where possible the vis
itors will hear sermons from those
who formerly were in this city in the
service of the Master. The Methodrst
church will have two of the former
pastors present on this occasion and it
will be a pleasant opportunity for he
old residents to meet with them once
more. Other churches will not how
ever be able to have their old minist
ers here with the exception of the
Christian church as the Presbyterian
and Episcopal churches have had but
ery few men in their service in the
ast forty years as Rev. J. T. Baird
and Father H. B. Burgess were here
for that length of time in the service
of their churches. However, with the
present force of ministers, there is no
ity that can boast of any more cap
able or able gentlemen than Platts
mouth has right at the present time
nd their efforts have been felt in the
gradual increase in the church at
tendance in the city. To the visitors
Ho.Tte Coming Sunday" will be n
rare treat and they can all depend on
t that they will have something long
to remember by attending the ser
vices at any of our churches on this
day. To the older persons it will be
golden opportunity that they cer
tainly will avail themselves of and en
joy to thj utmost.
From Tuesday's . Dally.
A message was received in this city
yesterday afternoon by Thomas Smith,
announcing that his mother, Mrs. Law
rence Smith, had passed away at her
home in Orleans, Neb., after a short
illness. Mrs. Smith was an old resi
dent of Cass county and is numbered
among the pioneers of this section.
The family made their home for a
great many years on a farm near
Rock Bluffs on what is known as the
Sans farm and moved about thirty-
four years ago to Orleans where they
have since resided and only the one
son, Thomas is now left in this county.
Since the death of her husband four
years ago, Mrs. bmith has resided
with her three sons, Arthur, Frank
and Ambrose at Orleans. Thomas
Smith left this morning for the home
to be present at the last sad rites over
the mother. This pioneer lady will
be remembered by the older settlers of
the county and particularly in Rock
luffs where they made their home
so long.
Beautiful Grove, and Much Enjoyment
For the Young as Well as the
Old, Was the Program
of the Day.
From Wednesday's Dally.
Yesterday the beautiful grove on
the farm of Ted Wiles, two miles west
of this city, was the scene of much en
joyment when the members of the
Presbyterian Sunday, school gathered
in their annual picnic, and the oc
casion will pass into their recollec
tions as one of the most successful
picnics that has ever been held. The
grounds were will arranged for the
picnic and a large number of swings
were put up by the committee, com
posed of Glen Rawls and Dave Eber
sole, and in these swings the little
folks found much pleasure and enjoy
ment during the day. The trip to and
from the city was made by automo
bile, and it was a very pleasant drive
with the cool breeze making everyone
up and going for the happy event, and
the owners of the cars who so gener
ously donated their use for the day
certainly have the deepest apprecia
tion of the picnickers.
When the picnic grounds were
reached the large number of young
people proceeded to throw away all
care, and entered thoroughly into the
pleasures of the day, and from early
in the morning until the hour for
home going there was something doing
all the time. The program of sports
was such as to give every one, and
especially the boys, a rare treat, as
several interesting KrrH games were
played, in which the members of all
clases, from adults down, entered into
thoroughly, while others found much
fun in playing medicine ball.
As the noon hour approached the
large and overflowing baskets of good
things to eat were produced and the
meal prepared for the hungry and de
lighted crowd of both young and old,
as several of the business men of the
city motored out to take dinner with
the picnic party and some forty of
the men and women of the church
were present at the big dinner. The
classes were seated together, where
all those of the same age might enjoy
the socialability and enjoyment of the
meal, and it was certainly a rare treat
to every one present. The Sunday
school had secured the ice cream for
the picnic, and the large amount of
frozen delicacy was soon disposed of
at the conclusion of the meal. With
fun and frolic the afternoon wore
away and as the evening drew near
the members of the party wended their
way homeward feeling that the picnic
had been one of rarest delight.
Those who generously assisted in
transporting the picnickers to and
from the grounds were: John Bauer,
H. A. Schneider, Pollock Parmele,
David Ebersole, John Gorder, Sheriff
Quinton, County Attorney Cole, A. J.
Trilety, John Wehrbein and Jaseph
From Tuesday'c Dany.
Philip Hild from west of Murray
while in the city yesterday afternoon
brought into the Journal office a stalk
of corn from the June 14th planting
and t certainly is a splendid example
of what can be produced on the Ne
braska farms. The corn strlk is over
eight feet in height and has several
fine ears of corn on it which will in
a short time be fully developed. The
stalk was not selected as the best in
the field but picked at random from
the field just to show how the corn
was coming out this year in this part
of Nebraska.
From Tuesday's Dally.
We thank our many friends and
Brotherhood of American Yeomen and
Burlington shop employes, for their
sympathy and beautiful floral offer
ings, and also Brother Druliner, pas
tor of the Methodist church, for his
consoling sermon, and the quartet for
the beautiful hymns in our sad hour
of bereavement of our little son's
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Queen Esthers of the Methodist
church were entertained last evening
in a very pleasant manner at the Hote
Perkins, where they were the guests
of Miss Garnet Cory and Mrs. Ber
Coleman. The evening was one of the
rarest enjoyment, as the ladies spent
the time in the discussion of matters
of interest to their society and the
work of the church. Dainty refresh
ments were served at a suitable hour.
that added greatly to the pleasure of
all those in attendance, and it was
growing late in the evening when the
ladies departed homeward, vowing
that the meeting had been one of the
most delightful they have enjoyed for
some time.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The Woodman Circle last evening
met at their rooms in the Modern
Woodman building, and one of the
most interesting sessions enjoyed for
many months was held by the ladies
of this splendid order. The attend
ance was quite large, and six new
members were inducted into the mys
teries of the order and the work was
put on in splendid shape by the effi
cient degree team in charge of Mrs.
M. E. Manspeaker. The ladies also
spent a short time in the discussion of
the parade proposed for Fraternal
day, September 2d, during the "Home
Coming," and the lodge intends to
have a large turnout of the member
ship to take part in this event and
all members are desirous of having
as many as possible get in line and
take part in the parade, which will
be devoted exclusively to the fraternal
orders of the city. From present in
dications there will be a very large
attendance from this lodge, which is
one of the largest in the city and very
active in its work. Another of the
pleasing features of the meeting last
evening was that of Mrs. -Lena
Droege, deputy of the order, who was
able to be present, and will now be
ready to take up her work for the
up-building of the order in this city.
Mrs. Kate Remington of Omaha, who
was present, made a short address to
the ladies that was very much en-
oyed, and this talented lady made a
most favorable impression with her
remarks along the lines of fraternal
Mrs. W. T. Smith of this city was
called to Eagle Friday by a message
announcing the illness of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Ben Mencheau, but the last
reports, received yesterday by Mr.
Smith from his daughter, were that
phe was showing signs of improve
ment and her condition is much more
assuring to the family. This will be
pleasing news to the many relatives
and friends in the county and they
will trust that the patient may con
tinue to show improvement in every
tway until she is again able to be up
and around.
From Tuesday's Deily.
Ralph Marshall, a son of Dr. ana
Mrs. Marshall of this city, was a vis
itor in Nebraska City during the re
cent Home Coming held in that city,
and the musical organization of which
lie is a member, "The White Hussars,"
was one of the chief musical features
of the program Saturday, the closing
day of the festival. Dr. and Mrs. Mar
shall were in the city to enjoy a brief
visit with their son during his stay
there. During the summer season he
is kept constantly on the go, with en
gagements throughout the west.
S. R. James of Elmwood was at
tending to some important business
matters and visiting friends in this
city today. While here Mr. James
took time to call at this office and
have his subscription to this paper
extended for another year.
View the fine line of fancy station
ery at the Journal. We can fill the
The Marriage of Mr. Allie Meisinger
and Miss Helen Hennings Wed
nesday Afternoon at
2 O'clock.
Yesterday afternoon occurred the
marriage of two of the popular young
people of Eight Mile Grove precinct
when Mr. Allie Meisinger and Miss
Helen Hennings were united in the
holy bonds of wedlock at the German
Evangelical church of Eight Mile
The wedding was celebrated at the
church at 2 o'clock sharp, when the
pastor, Rev. R. Kunzdorf, pronounced
the words that joined for life these
two happy hearts. The wedding was
attended by the members of the con
gregation, as well as the relatives of
the two contracting parties and quite
a large number of friends were pres
ent at the church. As the bells rang
out the happy tidings of the wedding
day, the pastor read the lines that
brought to the happy bride and groom
the dawning of their life's greatest
joy. ine groom was attended by Mr,
Ralph Meisinger as best man, while
Miss Hennings was attended by Miss
Rosine Wagner as bridesmaid. The
costume of the bride was one of pure
white crepe trimmed with pearl lace,
while that of Miss Wagner was one
of striking beauty, of pink silk cream.
The wedding was very simple, yet im
pressive, and at the close of the serv
ices at the church the members of
the party returned to the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J J
Hennings, south of the church, where
the wedding party was entertained at
supper and received the heartiest con
gratulations of the relatives on the
happiness that had just befallen them.
In the evening a wedding dance was
tendered by the parents of the bride
to the newly-weds, and for this event
the young people for miles around
were in attendance. The large and
handsome rooms of the Hennings
home were the scene of much delight
for several hours, and the music for
the dance was . furnished by W. R.
Holly and Francis Whelan on the vio
lin and piano, and to the witching
strains the young folks waltzed and
had a most enjoyable time, and the
happy bride and groom were showered
with the heartiest congratulations of
their friends with the well wishes for
the years to come which they will
enjoy together in their journey down
life's highway. The orchestra was
stationed in the parlor of the home,
and here, the dance went merrily on
as the young people whiled the time
away. At a suitable hour dainty and
enjoyable refreshments were served
that added greatly to the pleasure of
the young folks. In honor of the
happy occasion, Mr. and Mrs. Meis
inger received a large number of very
costly and handsome gifts that they
will treasure in the years to come as
tokens from the many lifelong friends.
The attendance at the dance was quite
large and numbered close to 150 of
the residents of that section of the
county, and a large party of boys also
made quite a demonstration in honor
of the newly weds, and were accord
ingly treated in a royal manner for
their efforts. It was at a late hour
when the last of the members of .the
dancing party departed homeward
wishing their friends, Mr. and Mrs.
Meisinger, many, many years of hap
piness. Both of the contracting parties are
well and favorably known throughout
this section of Cass county, where
they were born and reared, and their
friends in the locality where they
have made their home are legion. The
bride is the youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. F. J. Hennings, and a most
charming and accomplished lady in
every way,' who will take with her in 1
her new home and life the best wishes
of her many friends. The groom is
a member of one of "the most dis
tinguished families in the county, and
a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Meisinger
of near Cedar Creek, and who have
had a great part in the development
of the county, and he is a young man
universally esteemed and admired by
all those who have the pleasure of
knowing him.
The young people will make their
home in the future at the home of the
groom's parents, where Mr. Meisinger
is engaged in looking after the con
duct of the farm for his father.
The Journal joins with the many
friends throughout the county in wish
ing the young people a long and
happy maried life and one filled with
only the best things of this life.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The funeral of Mrs. F .II. Speck
was held yesterday afternoon at 2:'M)
from the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry H. Kuhney, on Pearl
street, and was attended by a large
number of the old friends and neigh
bor.0, who gathered for the last time
to pay their tribute of respect to the
kind and loving wife and mother wh
had been called to her final reward.
The services were in charge of Rev.
F. IvI. Druliner, pastor of the Meth
odist church, who in his remarks on
the life of the departed brought to
the bereaved husband and the sorrow
ful parents, as wjII as the motherless
little children a surease for their
grief in the hope of the future, when
they might once more meet in another
land their loved one, and from v.noi.i
ihe ;;ain of parting shouhf never be
known. The service was beautiful ami
impressive, and during the covrss of
the sei vices several of the old bo'oved
hymns of faith and hope were sung
by Mrs. E. IT. W'escott and Mrs. C.
H. Johnson, assisted by Rev. Druliner.
At the close of the services the body
was tenderly borne to Oak Hill ceme
tery, where it was laid to rest in the
family lot in the beautiful city of the
silent. The death of Mrs. Speck has
been a severe blow to the many frietlds
of her childhood days in this city and
they will join with the family in their
hour of sorrow. The floral tributes
aid on the grave were very beautiful
and silently attested the feeling of re
spect and esteem in which Mrs. Speck
was held here, where for so many
years she had made her home.
From Tuesday's Daily.
Last evening the members of the
Birthday club gathered at the home
of Miss Verna Leonard to assist her
in the observance of her anniversary
in keeping with the custom of joining
with each other in the birthday cele
brations. The evening was plensant-
y spent in visiting and the guests
gathered on the large and commodious
porch of the Leonard home spent sev
eral hours most delightfully in vis-
ting and enjoying the opportunity of
being with their friends on this most
a t 1
happy occasion. At a suitaDic nour
the members of the jolly party were
nvited to the charmingly arranged
dining room where a very dainty and
delicious luncheon was served that was
thoroughly enjoyed by every one pres
ent. Those who were in attendance
at the pleasant gathering were: Mcs-
dames J. S. Livingston, J. H. Don
nelly, Annie Britt, J. A. Donelan, R.
W. Clement, C. G. Fricke, Henry Her-
old, Misses Mai and Barbara Gering,
Dora Fricke and the guest of honor,
Mis3 Leonard.
On next Sunday afternoon, the base
ball fans of the city will be given a
treat in the visit of the "All Stars"
of Omaha, who will come down to
try out issues with the local artists
of the bat. This team, it is claimed.
is one of the best in the big city and
composed of a number of the stars
of the game from the different teams
of that city. This is their first visit
here a"nd it will be one looked for
ward to with interest by the fans, and
a large number will be out to witness
the conflict. The Red Sox will be
ogged out in their new suits and all
ready for business with the visitors.
If you have anything for sale adver
tise in the Journal. .