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VOL. 13. NO. 4.
PLATTSMOUTn. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 181)4.
nn TJElt YEAR,
UU IF PAID IN AUTASCE.
13 1 A
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GRAND JURY CALLED
District Judge Chapman Orders a
Session for March 12.
PLATTSMOTJTH'S THREE BANES.
They Hold Annual Meeting, Klect Offi
ce r and Declare a Comlui'lalilc
. , Dividend Otoe County Will
Uave a Orand Jury.
The present term of district court
which has been iu session just one
month, was adjourned sine die last
Thursday, but before doing so Judge
Chapman made the announcement in
open court that the county commis
sioners were to draft a grand jury -for
the next term of court w hich commen
ces on March 12. In connection with
the announcement the ju jge strongly
intimated that lawlessness was be
coming entirely too frequent, and that
a sittingof a grand jury might do muc h
tow ard remedying the condition of af
fairs. The drawing of the grand jury will
be made by the commissioners at their
February session, along with the
draw ing of the regular petit jurors.
Cass county has not indulged in a
grand jury session for several years,
and the shaking up of bones w hich will
accompany the coming session will
certainly occasion more than an ordi
nary racket. Hurried visits on bus
iness and prolonged pleasure trips will
be quite the fad about March 1st.
The Plattamonth Iiankn.
The three banking institutions of
i'lattsmouth, in spite of the general
dullness, have just closed a successful
year. The usual custom of holding
annual meetings and electing new of
ficers in the second week of January
was subjected to no charge, and the
result at the three banks was as fol
lows: 1SANK OF CASS COUNTY.
President C. II. l'armele.
Vice-president B. S. Ramsey.
Cashier J. M. Patterson.
Assistant Cashier T. M. Patterson.
Directors C II. Parmele, B. S.
Ramsey, J. M. Patterson. T. M. Pat
terson. R. B. Windham, F. R. Gutb
mann and A. B. Smith.
Dividend for the year 10 per cent.
President W. 11. Cushing.
Vice-president J. W. Johnson.
Cashier Fred Herrmann.
Directors W. II. Cushing, J. W.
Johnson. M. W. Morgan, Wru. Wet
tenkamp. Henry Eikenbary, W. D.
Merriam and D. C. Morgan.
Dividend for the year 10 per cent.
FIUST NATIONAL I'.ANK.
President John Fitzgerald.
Vice-president F. E. White.
Cashier S. Waugh.
Directors John Fitzgerald, F. E.
White. S. Waugh, Geo. E. Dovey s.nd
D. Hawks worth.
Urnuil .lary fur Otoe.
The clerk of the district court this
morning received an order frtim Judge
Chapman at Plattsmouth to draw a
grand iury from the list if jurors
selected by the county commissioners
and presented to him. The commis
eioners selecied the list of. grand and
petit jurors this morning and handed
them over to the clerk, and some time
next week the clerk of the district
court and the sheriff will draw the list
and summon the jurors for the
February term of the district court,
which meets in this city on February
loth. It is (bought there are a num
ber of matters that will be brought be
fore this grand jury that need correc
tion, and no doubt some of the boys
will go fishing or hurting about the
time the grand jury meets. Nebraska
Nebraska City's Kailroad Suit.
What promises to be a hotly contested
suit will soon be commenced between '
Nebraska City and the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quiru-y railroad. A year or
so ago the city limits were extended
eastward, taking in several hundred
feet of the company's bridge. When
the city treasurer attempted to collect
the taxes on that part of the bridge
lying within the city limits, the com
pany refused to pay and sought a re
straining order from the district court
on the grounds that the extension of
the city's limits was unlawful. The
city attorney holds that the company
should pay the tax. and then, if they
wish to test the legality of the exten
sion, sue for recovery. The case will
be bitterly fought.
O.L.Rice. Mendota, 111., writes:
'Have used your Japanese Pile Cine
and found it a sure and permanent
cure." Sold by Fricke & Co.
IliB Judgments Agraint Mosher.
Last Thursday Judge Dundy of the
Urited States court, now sitting at
Lincoln, entered up judgmentsagainst
C. W. Mosher, president of Lincoln's
defunct Capital National bank, upon
five suits instituted by Receiver Hay-
den. The judgments are in the sums
of S74.2S4.4S. 543,475, S5.932.50, 85,200.67
and 82,224.35 respectively, the total
amounting to something over SI 41 ,000.
Four of the judgments were secured
upon Mosber's personal notes left
with the bank when- it closed its doors,
and the fifth, for $43,475, was the
amount due the receiver upon the as
sessment of the stock held by Mosher
and Outcalt jointly. The entering of
the judgments by Judge Dundy was
pro forma. Neither Mosher nor Out
calt were represented by attorneys,
and the cases went by default. All of
Mosher's property that can be found
whs levied upon today. Among the
pieces of property is the residence at
the corner of Fifteenth and K streets,
ono of the finest in the city. The
property w ill not sell for near enough
to satisfy the judgments, even if the
receiver is able to hold it against the
other attachments that have already
Still liiiKK to Life.
Col. Harry Race of the Weeping
Water Eagle dies a kickin". In his
iss le of last week thtre appears an
effu-ion commenting upon the good
work which the Business Men's asso
ciation of that town proposes to do,
and in that connection makes another
of his unkind tbrust3 at this metropo
lis in the following:
"In some places, similar organiza
tions arr held under the name of
"Board of Trade." Our neighbors at
I'lattsmouth at one time had a board
nf trade. It was an active factor in
the county seat and bond elections, it
imported Dagos, collected money,
robbed graveyards of the names of t fie
dead, annexed a part of Iowa to the
state of I'lattsmouth and fastened it
self like an ocrcpns on the supreme
court, and for what V for a court
bouse. Our association has never
reached for that game yet, but when
they do, it is to be hoped they will get
nri.t r an Ilx-Platthinnnthlan .
It has developed Unit W. R. Carter,
the feed merchant who attempted to
fill the carcass of a competitor with
lead at Havelock on Thursday night,
is an ex-Plattsmouthian. Some fifteen
years ago Carter was in the employ ol
the B. i"c M. as yardmaster at this
point, and later on embarked in the
grocery business on South Seventh
street, where his place was burned
about eleven years ago. In Thursday
night's affair Carter's aim was poor
an i he missed his man. He was ai
rested Friday morning at Havelock.
after spending the night in Lincoln,
and at his preliminary hearing, which
occurred beiore a Havelock justice in
the afternoon, he was boiicd over to
the district court in the sum of $500
for shooting with deadly intent.
Affidavits In the Hill Case.
Before leaving for Utah last Friday
morning Attorney Matthew Gering
hied several affidavits with the clerk
of the district court bearing on the ap
plication for a new trial for Mur
derer Hill. One affidavit, signed
by Jud Vance and Albert and Wil
liam Leuchtweis, declares that
Juror Harvey expressed himself
before the trial a3 believing
the prisoner guilty. Landlord Hamil
ton, of the Riley, makes affidavit to the
fact that members of the jury slept
while deliberating on the case, and
Hill declares in an affidavit that he
was shackled in the presence of the
jury. A question has been raised
whether the affidavits were tiled within
the time allowed by law.
That St. Joe Train Kobbery.
Officers claim to be on the track of
the robbers w ho looted the Hannibal
& St. Joseph train four miles east of
St. Joe on Wednesday night, but up to
date no arrests have been made. Supt.
Moseley of the Adams Express com
pany cleared up his books Thursday,
and admitted that the robbers secured
$1,000 from tne messenger's safe. A
sealed pouch containing $-5,000, con
signed to the Commercial National
bank cf Chicago, w as kicked ut der the
stc ve by Messenger Wetzel, aud was
overlooked by the robbers.
Mr. Arch L. Coleman, who recently
purchased the Carruth jewelry stock,
is a y oung business man in whom, the
public can impose every trust. Mr.
Coleman is a thorough jeweler and an
excellent young man and The JoL"ii
nal trusts that he may win the suc
cess he so well deserves.
THE SAME OLD TALE
Hearing On the County Funds Mud
dle Adduces No New Facts.
7 JUST ONE EXCEPTION, HOWEVER
County Treasurer Kickhofi' I Snowu to
Have Exacted m Peculiar Agrr.
went, By Which lie Feath
ered lii; Own Jiest.
The couLty funds injunction mod
die, arising from the letting of the
county cash by Treasurer Eickhoff,
has been grinding away since Monday
befoie Judge Chapman in dis
trict court. Judging from the testi
mony introduced at the hearing,
the matter stands much as stated in
these columns before, inasmuch as
County Treasurer Eickhoff and Mr.
Meeker, cashier of the plaintiff bank
the First National, of Greenwood tell
two different stories. One interesting
fact was brought to light, however,
which may prove of interest. While
Mr. Meeker was on the stand hestated
that at the time of the letting of the
funds to his bank two years ago, an
agreement was exacted from him by
Mr. Eickhoff by which the latter was
to have the use of several thousand
of the county's dollars at the same in
terest rate which the Greenwood bank
was to pay the county 4i per cent.
Mr. Meeker stated that at the present
lime the Greenwood bank had notes
for over $4,000 which the county treas
urer had borrowed by virtue of that
agreement. The story had no par
ticular bearing on the case at bar, but
it served to show that the county treas
urer was not averse to taking ad
vantage of his official position to inure
to private gain.
The opposing sides were well repre
sented by counsel. County Attorney
Travis appearing for the county, Al
len Beeson for Mr. Eickhoff and
John Davies for the Bank of Com
merce, while Byron Clark and A. X
Sullivan looked after the interests of
the Greenwood bank.
The 'Wayward Mimi Ketnro
Miss Irene Williams, the sixteen-year-old
step-daughter of A. J. White,
returned to her home at an early hour
Monday morning. For some time
past Irene has been holding high car
nival of various kinds with several
misguided young men for companions,
and for several weeks was a constant
attendant or inmate of a wine room
connected with one of the saloons in
this city. Some two weeks ago she
left her parents' bed and board, and in
company with a female companion
named Effie Mason, proceeded to make
a tour of the neighboringtowns. From
here the pair went over to Pacific
Junction, where they stopped several
das. and then returned. They after
wards went to Omaha, and while there
stopped at the City hotel, Irene as
suming the name of "Miss Kittie
Nelson."' Her step-father visited Om
aha in search of the wayward girl and
invoked the aid of the police authori
ties, giving them a discription of her
and requesting her arrest, but the po
lice failed to locate her. She and Eflie
returned to this city on the 8:05 train
Sunday evening, and getting into a
hack at the depot, w ere taken out to
the old b tse ball park, where they dis
missed the hack and sent word down
town to a couple of young men to
meet them there. A warrant had been
issued for Irene's arrest on a charge
of vagrancy, and the police were soon
on her track, which may have been
the reason for her returning home. It
is to be hoped that wheu the grand
jury convenes next month several af
fairs of this kind will be reviewed and
the male participants required to an
swer for their share of the disgraceful
and outrageous proceedings.
At the residence of John II. Mei
singer in Eight Mile Grove precinct,
on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock
occurred the marriage of Mr. Adam
Meisinger to Miss Katie Thierolf. The
groom is a son of John II. Meisinger.
and the bride a daughter of John
Thierolf. both families being old resi
dents of the county and well-known
and respected. Tbe ceremony was
performed by Rev. Spriegel, of the
German Lutheran church of Eight
Mile Grove, in tbe presence of a large
number cf friends of the contracting
parties. After the ceremonv a sump
tuous repast was partaken of by the
entire party. Mr. and Mrs. Meisinger
will reside on a farm near Manley.
D. O. Dwyer, lawyer, Plattsmouth.
4ROIKU THK COl'KT KOOMS.
The appealed garnishee damage case
of J. W. Thomas vs. C. E. Wescottwas
dismissed by Judge Chapman in dis
trict.court last Thursday.
The Plattsmouth Loan and Building
association vs. Mary A. Hull and T. C.
Shepherd, an action in foreclosure,
was filed in district court last week.
Judge Chapman rendered an opinion
Thursday in the Shryock estate muddle
in which he reversed the enforced re
moval of Mrs. Celia Shryock as execu
trix for the estate. The court also or
dered the executors to pay over out of
the estate the sum of 82,805, which the
court held had been mingled with the
estate funds when in reality it be
longed eolely to Mrs. Shryock and her
child as being realized from an insur
ance policy made payable to them. The
case will b appealed to tbe supreme
Petition for the probate of the will
of Frederick "W. Cross, deceased, late
of Weeping Water precinct, was filed
in county court Friday.
County Judge Ramsey handed down
an opinion Monday in the "pop corn"
squabble of Jacob Steiner vs. Teff t &
Mahoney in the plaintiff's favor in the
sum of S49D.S1.
A marriage license has been issued
by Judge Ramsey to Mr. Edward Burtt
and Miss Mamie M. Baker. The par
ties reside in the neighborhood of
Three Groves, south of town.
Mr. Nathaniel M. Evans and Miss
Delia Tuck, residents of Glen wood,
Iowa, w ere united in marriage at the
court house Thursday afternoon,
County Judge Ramsey officiating.
Application for the appointment of
Mrs. May Corbet as administratrix, de
bonus non, for the estate of the late
Frank II. Corbet, and also for the ap
pointment of R. J. Corbet as adminis
trator for the John Corbet estate, were
filed in Judge Ramsey's court yester
day. In the suit for damages brought by
Mrs. Geo. W. Maytleld, of Louisville,
against Henry Bolln, Judge Ramsey
has decided in favor of the plaintiff,
and fixed her damages at 500. The
defendant is the ow ner of the Louis
ville paving brick factory and Mrs.
Miiyfield claimed damages to her resi
dence property caused by smoke, etc.,
from defendant's brick kilns.
License to wed was issued in Judge
Ramsey's court Monday to Mr. Geo. J.
Spohn and Miss Mary Sturm. The
groom is a former Cass county boy,
but now resides at Superior, while the
bride is the daughter of Andrew
Sturm, a well-known farmer living
uear Nehawka. The ceremony oc
curred Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock
at the bride's home.
JUSTICE AHCHEK'S COUKT.
The trial of Win. Clarence on a
charge of assaulting his neighbor,
Oliver Rakes, on Dec. 10, down in Rock
Bluffs precinct, was had in Justice
Archer's court Friday forenoon and at
tracted a large audience from the peo
ple of that neighborhood. A. J.
Graves prosecuted and Byron Clark
conducted the defense, and after the
evidence and arguments were sub
mitted, the court proceeded to tax a
fine of 810 against the accused, to
gether with a cost bill of $46. Clarence
The hoodlum wagon was given a
quick run last Tuesday out in the vi
cinity of the southern end of the shop
yard and Oscar Thompson and Chas.
Gilke were put aboard and brought
before Police Judge Archer. The pair
were guilty of indulging in a free exhi
bition in which fists and brickbats
were promiscuously flourished. Gilke
had no coin and, upon acknowledging
his guilt, was sentenced to eight days
with the Pearl street jailer. Thomp
son concluded to stand trial, and tbe
proceedings were held yesterday,
the result of which was that he was
compelled to produce some $12 to se
cure his release.
COCRT ROOM NOTES.
J. II. Green of Elmwood was in the
city Monday attending to some mat
ters in County Judge Ramsey's court.
District Judge Chapman was in
Elmwood Saturday night and at
tended a publicinstallation of G. A. 11.
officers at the new Hobb's opera house.
The Otoe county jail is full of pris
oners awaiting trial on charges rang
ing from petty and grand larceny to
attempting murder, and as a special
grand jury has been called for this
term of district court which com
mences Ft:b. 15 the docket promises to
be a full one.
Bryan's Latent Effort.
Congressman Bryan delivered an
other of his telling tariff speeches in
the house on Saturday evening. That
the speech was an eloquent and mas
terly one goes without saying, but the
following from the pen of W. E. An
nin, the Lincoln Journal's correspon
dent at Washington and the one man
who has ever been the first to criticise
the brilliant young congressman from
this district, will certainly prove that
the address certainly contained more
than ordinary merit:
"In spite of the semi-official an
nouncement in the Washington Post
that unless he changed his mind
Representative Bryan would not be
heard in an extended oratorical effort
on the tariff bill proper, that gentleman
occupied two hours of the time of the
house last night in a set speech favor
ing the Wilson bill. The manuscript
was given out to the preBS associations
in advance in order to secure a good
newspaper story. It was feared that
there might not be an audience, so Mr.
Springer, in the middle of the after
noon session, arose to a parliamentary
inquiry. He askea whether Mr. Bryan
was to address the Louse that evening,
and upon being told that he was, sat
down satisfied. The country had been
informed that the representative from
Nebraska was to speak and Mr. Bryan's
suggestion to Mr. Springer had been
carried out. When the house met the
floor, as is usual at evening sessions,
was practically deserted and the gal
leries, as is equally usual, were jammed.
Mr. Springer asked permission for
those who were vainly struggling to
get a seat in the gallery to be allowed
entrance to the floor, and it was
"Mr. Bryan therefore had a great
audience, thanks to his efficient ad
vance agent, and be made a most tell
ing and effective speech, the gist of
which went out in advance through
the press agencies. He was" in excel
lent voice and rose to the crowded
galleries. He was fluent and graceful.
He turned well bis committed periods.
His gestures were well timed. His
climaxes came in at the right ends of
paragraphs. He knew where applause
ought to break out and he waited
until it was finished.
" When read the speech will not com
pare with several others made inside
of the house, but as delivered it was
as effective as any except that of
Bouike Cockran. It was punctuated
throughout with the loud applause of
government clerks and their families.
Its peroration evoked loud cheers.
During its progress Mr. Bryan in
dulged in debate with several members
and did it w ith very great credit.
"Of the speech itself it may be said
with fairness that it has sustained Mr.
Bryan's well-earned reputation as a
stump speaker. It was rhetorical,
oratorical, attractive and worthy of
applause. It did not reach the level
of his first tariff speech, because it
was largely a repetition of worked over
ideas. But the manner was perfect.
As a congressional speech it was a suc
cess and a great success. Mr. Bryan
bus withheld it for revision and when
it appears will frank it to admiring
Mother'! Snap Continue.
TheB?e"s Sioux Fallscorrespondent,
while going through the South Dakota
penitentiary, which is located there,
had a rather small man, who appeared
to have a very nervous temperament,
pointed out to him as Charles W.
Mosher, the Nebraska bank wrecker,
lie occupies cell No. 81. and is con
sidered a model prisoner. As yet
Mosher has not been given any occupa
tion, but spends his time either resting
on his cot or reading. On Sunday he
goes into the chapel with the other
convicts and assists in rendering the
gospel hymns. A smile is almost con
stantly upon his countenance and he
evidently takes his forced confinement
as a pleasant joke. The guide thought
that his prisoner would not be given
work in the quarries, but would be
given work either in the laundry, the
kitchen or perhaps the dining room.
Saturday Night's Blase.
Phil Sauter's harness shop in the
Roberts building was the scene of a
fire Saturday evening, Bhortly previous
to midnight. The flames were dis
covered before much damage bad been
done, and the turning on of water by
the White hose company soon ex
tinguished tbe fire. Tbe damage to
the building is slight, but on the stock
it will reach several hundred dollars,
fully covered by an S00 policy held
with the "Delaware" of Philadelphia.
Mr. Sauter ascribes the blaze to spon
Dr. Marshall, DENTIST Fitzger
Final Decision in the Muddle Over
the County Cash.
FULL FINDING OF THE JUDGE.
Injunction Denied aud the Contract 'With
the Louisville Bank Is Made Talld
An Kxa initiation as to the
City Water Pressure.
Judge Chapman has decided that he
cannot interfere in the county funds
muddle so far as to grant an injunc
tion restraining County Treasurer
Eickhoff from drawing on the First
National bank of Greenwood for the
funds which it holds as depository for
the county's cash. The judge also
holds that the Greenwood bank had a
fair opportunity to bid, and, in fact,
did bid; that In reality the second bid
tiled by the Greenwood bank of
fering 6 per cent for a part of the
funds, was not as good as the bid
given by the Louisville bank of
4.55 per cent on all the funds;
and last of all that the contract en
tered into between the county treas
urer and the Bank of Commerce of
Louisville, whereby the later was made
the depository for the funds, must
stand. The status of the matter is
such that no appeal can be taken to the
supreme court. The document on file
is a follows:
First Nationa Blank of Greenwood tb.
County of Cass, L. C. Eickhoff,
county treasurer, and Bank of Com
merce of Louisville.
The temporary restraining order in
this case is set aside and a motion for
an injunction ia denied. The evidence
shows that the plaintiff bank had due
notice of the letting or the county
fundB; that its cashier, Meeker, had
frequent conversations with the treas
urer in regard to Buch letting; that he
was present on the ground on the 8th
day of January and submitted a bid for
the funds in question; hence he cannot
be heard to complain. The subsequent
bid submitted by hira after the funds
were let is conditioned only lor county
funds and is not as good a bid in the in
terests of the county as the one sub
mitted by the Bank of Commerce. This
being the case there is no equity in the
plaintiff's bill, and the court would
not be warranted in interfering by in
junction. Signed) Sajtckl. M. Chapman,
Examined the Hydrants.
Mayor Butler, Chief Kildow of the
fire department and a few of the city
council took the trouble last Tuesday
to procure a pressure gauge and
sauntered around to several of the fire
hydrants at various places about the
city. Their object was to test the
pressure and to see if the result met
the requirements of the water com
pany's contract with the city. The
water company admit that they are
hard pressed for sufficient water to
keep the stand pipe full, by reason of
the present lowness of the Platte, but
the city officials argue that the com
pany gives no credit on the water
bills because of the de
creased pressure, and that it is the
duty of the water company to make
such arrangements that the stand pipe
can be kept full. The result of last
Tuesday "spressure examination will be
made known in a report at the next
meeting of council.
The aged father of J. M. Dove died
at the latter's residence in South
Park on Sunday. Deceased was eighty
six years of age. The funeral was
held Tuesday afternoon, and the re
mains were interred at Oak Hill.
The wife of August Kelm, an em
ploye at the B. & M. shops, died Mon
day morning during child-birth,
aged twenty-eight years. The funeral
services were held at the family
residence on WinterBteen hill Wed
nesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev.
Insane Patients Discharged.
The board of public lands and build
ings has ordered the discharge of
thirty-five harmless and incurable pa
tients from the Lincoln asylum, but
they will not all be discharged at once,
merely as occasion demands. These
patients must be supported after their
discharge by the counties from whence
they came, namely: Adams, Buffalo,
Butler, Cass. Douglas, Fillmore. Gage,
Hamilton, Johnaon, Otoe, Polk, Sa
line, SaunderB and York counties.
Douglas county will be required to
take back eleven patients as a result
of this order, and Cass and the other
counties one each.
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