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VOL. 13, SO. 6. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1894. $1.00 f SS?&5r.
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SCENES FKOM MIDWAY PLAISANCE."
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to introduce its readers to anumerosity
of Beetles of that famous side-:-bow to
the late Columbian exposition Mid
way Plauance. You will cot be forced
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privileged to sit in your own home
with your wife and children around
you, and com face- to face with fine
engravings and photographs of the
many queer people and quaint scenes
which interested more people than did
the big fair itself.
With the old Greeks to see was to
know. The Fame word which expressed
the act of vision denoted lso the pre
cep'ion of the mir.d. Nor may it be
doubted thwt of all the avenues le
twwn the inwaid and spiritual soul of
man and the outward and visible worl"
of tangible things, the sei.&e of sight
is the briehtfst and most delightful.
Visi n is the twrse alike of informa
tion and ideality, the open way of
knowledge and of dreams.
The advantages of pictorial repre
entation as a means of informing and
Tifvm? cm htrdlv be exaggerated.
Wherovpr I vel Is practicable there i"
a lens with its quick flash of lit ht and
swiftlv caught imsre of natnrp and
man ha crme in to snnplv the defi
cipnev and to transmit to di ant home
th pictnr and vision of realitv.
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tively numtered and ten cent will
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scribT send us your name and address
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paid in advanc, or 81.50 if paid at the
end of the year.
Bishop lioDMnm Arrested.
The long draw out and bitter dis
sensions in the Catholicchurch in this
diocese culminated Saturday evening
at Lin col a in the arrest of Bishop
Bnacum for criminal libel upon a
complaint filed by Father Corbett of
i'almyra. The proceedings were con
ducted bo quietly that but few people
of the city knew of the interesting de
velopments. The bishop was taken be
fore Justice Spencer, where he entered
his personal recognizance in the sum
ot 8500 to appear for trial on Feb 6
There has been trouble betweer
Bishop Bonacum and several priests of
his diocese for many months. The
bishop's displeasure seems to have
been especially directed toward Father
Corbett, and the attempt to remove
him from the church at Palmyra last
week was duly chronicled in the paperB
at the time. It was upon the letter in
which the bishop removed Father
Corbett that the action for criminal
libel is based. It is as follows:
Bishop HousB, Liscols, Neb., Jan. 17, 18M.
To the Members of the Catholic Congregation
'orhlpine at Palmyra, Otoe county. Neb.:
i Is my pajuful duty to inform you that I have
suspended the Rev. 11. J. CorLett from the ex
erciee of the sacred ministry. And I warn all
. good Catholics not to hold any communion in
things spiritual with the said Corbett nor to
assist in any religious service or ctremony
which he may rashly perform or attempt to
perform during the time of his suspenBion.
1 HOVAS BoNArXM,
BUbop of Lincoln Diocese.
Father Corbett was abseut from
Palmyra when the above letter was
written and was deeply chagrined
upon his return to find that fce bad
been suspended in so summary a
manner. lie came to Lincoln aud af
ter a consultation with friendti, em
ployed Attorney R. D. Stearns and
commenced the action for libel. Tie
case has been set for trial on February
6. at which time it is believed that
mnny facts in connection- with the
internal troubles of the diocese will be
brought to lieht.
CLOSE TO THE GOAL !
Plattsmouth' New Quarter-Million
Industry Almost Assured.
BERT PARKER IS LIBERATED.
Complainant Depart and His Case Is
Dismissed The Weekly Herald Of
fice Is Visited By a Serious
Fire Other Gatherings.
The mass meeting of Friday night
has seemingly worked no end of good
toward the raising of the necessary
bonus for the quarter-million industry.
The several members of the executive
committee were faithfully at work
on Saturday, and as a result of their
labcrs it is now stated that there only
remains about $10,000 to raise to com
plete the required bonus. This sum
the committee feel certain will be sub
scribed before the end of the week.
The generous subscription of the
Doveys on Saturday, who subscribed
themselves for a large amount, set the
ball rolling in good style, and the com
mittee met with such good fortune all
along the line that they now feel truly
The completion of the bonus, and
that it will be completed seems posi
tive, means the commencement of
truly prosperous times vfor Platts
oiouth. The Nebraska town which is first to
recover from the late financial crisis
will be certain to remain at
the front if the proper effort
is made ny ner citizens io iur
ther the advancement already made.
A stronsr and steady pall will com
plete the bonus. Let no effort be
spared to reach that end.
Bert 1'arkrr CWoes Free.
Bert Parker, who was brought down
troni Fremont last week and lodged in
the county jail to await a preliminar)
examination on the charge of attempt
ing a criminal assault on a little girl
some eighteen months ago out neai
Manley, has been freed. The knuwl
edge came to the sheriff on Honda
that the parents of the little girl oi
whem Parker attempted the assault
have been absent from the county foi j
tome time and their whereabout j
is unknown. The sheriff com-j
muHicated the facts to County
Attorney Travis and the latter, seeing
that to proceed with the case meant
simply to pile up useless costs on the
countv, at once decided to enter a
nolle, and cause Parker's dismissal..
With this end in view Parker was
brought over from jail and after beint
taken before County Judge Ramsey
was formally discharged
Young Parker, who appears to be a
pretty much all-round tough, hap
been engaged in a similar escapade
once before. Several years ago be was
arrested and tried on a similar charge
brought by a man named Jones, who
alleged that Parker bad been intimate
with his daughter. ' In this case Parker
escaped punishment on account of bis
parents swearing that he was undei
eighteen years of age, and as the girl
was also under the age of consent, the
charge of rape would not be applicable.
Serioua Blaze At the Herald Office.
The Plattsmouth Weekly Herald
office on Vine street was the scene of a
fire early Sunday morning and as a
result is almost a total loss. The fire
alarm was sounded by Nightwatcb
Woodson and the White hose company
turned out in short order, but the fire,
having commenced within the build
ing, had already created such havoc
that the turning on of water was ot
little avail. Blancbard & Potter, the
publishers, main ain that the blaze
was the work of an incendiary. The
lo3s will reach almost $5,000. which
amount was covered by $2,600 in in
surance, $600 being on the building
and $2,000 on the stock. The "Phoenix"
of Hartford and the "Hartford" of
Hartford carried the. insurance
through Sam Patterson's agency.
The Herald was established in 1857
and was one of the oldest publications
in Nebraska. It was the flerald
which contained a call for volunteers
which resulted in the organization of
the first Nebraska company to par
ticipate in the civil rebellion.
Messrs. Blanchard & Potter have
oeen in the city less than a year and
J as the paper-basket been conducted
in an offensive manner, they cannot
conceive who would seek to burn them
out. Thev have avowed their inten
tions, however, of securing a new out
fit and resuming the publication of the
Bert Parker Not Guilty.
Attorney Matthew Gering received
a telegram from Fremont on Thursday
stating that the jury in the case of
the state vs. Bert Parker had returned
a verdict of not guilty. This is quite
a victory for Matt, for the reason that
the evidence was nearly positive
against Parker, but the circumstance
of the railroad detective being impli
cated with him gave the case the ap
pearance of a put up job.
A aispatch from Fremont in Thurs
day's World-Herald says: "Judge
M Archer, A. Clark, John Tighe.
Wm. Brantner, Cbas. Martin, John
and Charles Rutherford and Mrs. Jane
Batchelor, mother of Bert Parker, of
Plattsmouth, were in the city as wit
nesses in the case of the state against
Parker, charged with breaking into a
freight car of the Llkhorn. The first
witness examined was Hans, who tes
tified to being employed by the Elk
horn railway as a special detective.
He declared he saw P;rker break tbt
seals of three freight cars and from
the last take a bucket of tobacco ; that
be presented his revolver and com
pelled Parker to return the bucket to
i be car and then took him to the po
"Parker testified that he bad just
come from Council Bluffs in an empty
freight car and was looking for an
empty box car to pursue his journey to
Norfolk when he met this man. who
proved to be Hans, but whom he sup
posed to be, like himself, looking for a
chance to secure a free ride. Hans, he
said, asked him where he was going,
and, upon being in formed, said he was
going there, too. They went along
the train, hunting for an empty box
car; at lengtu uans ioia mm ne
thougLt a certain car was empty ; he
cot up between the cars and found the
seal broken, so he removed it and
opened the end door, but found the
car loaded with merchandise and in
formed nans that he would not ride
in a car that was loaded.- The train
soon pulled out and they walked down
the track toward the city and when
near an electric light Hans pulled his
iun and arrested him and took him to
lie police station. The jury, late
'Vednesflay evening, brought in a ver
liet of not guilty.
"State's Attorney Hollenbeck, as
sisted by J. E. Frick, prosecuted, and
non. Matthew Gering, assisted by
Robert Stinson, very ably defended
Demise of Nels V. Aagard.
Nels C. Aag-ard, proprietor for two
years paBt of the Sixth street black
smith shop, departed from this life
Sunday morning at about eleven
o'clock at his home on South Tenth
street. His rilment was inflammation
of the bowels, from which he had suf
fered for only a few days. Mr. Aagard
was of Danish descent and was an in
dustrious and honest citizen. He is
survived by a wife and one child, to
whom is extended the sympathy of
many friends in their sad loss. The
deceased was a member of lodge No.
8, A. O. U. W.; Cass Camp, No. 332,
Modern Woodmen, and lodge No- 146,
I. O. O. F. His widow and child will
receive insurance to the amount of
$5,000 from the A. O. U. W. and the
Awaiting the Assayer's Report.
The article which appeared in these
columns last week regarding the gold
find has created a great deal of com
ment from or many exchanges, the
majority of them classing it as a news
paper fake and nothing more. Once
more we desire to inform the public
and brethren of the press generally
that the Courier-Journal never exag
gerates; neither does it wiltully lie.
Recent developments more than sub
stantiate all that we claimed last week.
The gold has leen found, just as was
nnticipated, and has been sent to
Colorado to the assav office to deter
mine just what it will pan out per ton,
and until returns are received work
has been abandoned in the mine. All
eves are turned toward Louisville, the
coming town of Nebraska. Louisville
Frank C. Burlingame, a brakeman
employed bv the Burlington, lost his
left leg at Lincoln Tuesday afternoon.
He was standing on the end of a train
of cars that was being shifted in the
yards, when he lost his balance and
fell to the tracks. The cars passed
over the lower portion of the left leg,
necessitating amputation between the
ankle and knee Burlingame. is a
single young man. He was removed
to the hospital, and will recover.
THREE CAR ROBBERS
Arrested and Bound Over to the
A. B. SMITH TUSH'S UP ALL 0. X.
He Had Been at Haigler, Neb., Attending
to Business Matters and Is Now at
Home An Kim wood Wife
They Have Been Bound Over.
The police and B. & M. detectives
have at last unravelled the mystery
sui rounding the burglary of a freight
car in the yards here last Saturday
night, and have arrested the guilty
parties beyond a doubt. Several days
ago, while John Claus was hunting in
the hills south of town, he discovered
a keg of liquor bidden away, and re
ported his find to the police. On the
same day the police found several men
under the influence of liquor taken
from the keg, and several anests fol
lowed. The men were put through a
process commonly called "sweating,"
which resulted in three of them being
cleared of a charge of stealing the
liquor. One of them, Oswald Sbubert,
however, was held. Last evening
Marshal Grace arrived with Ed Robin
son, who was arrested in the vicinity
of Kartlett. Iowa, after a chase of sev
eral miles through the woods. The
third member of the gang was arrested
at Lincoln by a B. & M. man, and
brought back yesterday morning by
Marshal Grace. He is a well-known
young man living with his parents in
this city, and has heretofore borne a
very unsavory reputation, having
served a term in the reform school at
Kearney. Upon being placed in the
'sweat-box" this young man turned
state's evidence on bis companions and
told all the particulars of the affair
The other two boys also made confes
sions, shifting the crime off themselves
and on their companions, so that the
prospects of all spending a term at
Lincoln is decidedly good. Some in
ducement in the way of clemency
was evidently held out to the
young man arrested at Lincoln
in order to obtain bis confession, but
it is hardly probable that the persons
who offered him clemency in exchange
for his confession will be able to de
liver the goods. The trio were taken
before Judge Archer this morning for
a preliminary hearing, and were all
bound over to the district court under
bonds of $200. Robinson and Shubert
were committed to jail in default of
bond, while the nameless young man
was released on his own recognizance.
In addition to the keg of liquor
called "kimmel," the boys took a case
of bottled whisky of the "Jackson
Club" brand. The case contained
forty-four bottles, which the trio di
vided among themselves and then
smashed and burned the case.
'T'HOSE INTERESTED IN ART
Should not fail to cast an eye at the
First column on this page.
A perusal of that column will demon
strate what an Extraordinary Offer THE
JOURNAL makes its Readers, and of which
none should fail to take advantage.
A B. Smith Turns Up All O. K.
A dispatch from Denver in Wed
nesday's Bee brings the information
that A. B. Smith had disappeared from
his home in that city on Sunday. The
dispatch is as follows:
Denver, Jan. 30. Soon after six
o'clock Sunday evening A. B.Smith,
civil engineer for the Lincoln Land
company left his house and nothing
has been heard or seen of him Bince.
He left the house without money or
overcoat, and his wife thought be bad
simply gone for a walk. Foul play is
feared. The police are at work on the
Baxter Smith, a nephew of Anselmo
B. Smith, received a telegram from
Denver last evening stating that A. B
had been heard from and was all right.
When Mr. Smith left his Denver home
on Sunday evening be went to Haigler.
eb.. where J.R. Porter lives. Porter
d Smith are interested in several
land deals and are mixed up in litiga
tionNwitb other parties, and it was tbh
business that induced Smith to visit
An Elmwond Wife-Beater.
Thomas Glennon of Elm wood was
arrested and brought before Justice
Beardaley yesterday afternoon cn the
charge of pounding and beating his
wife, who is a cripple, and her son,
Emery Brant. His bond was fixed at
$350 to appear for trial, but be was un
able to raise the amount and was sent
to jail to await the coming of County
Attorney Travis, who journeyed
thither from this city today, when the
trial will be held. Public sympathy
seems to be with the woman and her
son. The quarrel arose over some
horses that were in the barn.
The Filbert Habeas Corpus Matter.
Jas. B. Filbert, the relator in the
somewhat famous Filbert habeas
corpus matter, is again in the city. Mr.
Filbert arrived from his home at
Bloomington, Ind., last Friday, and
his mission here is to make another
endeavor to secure possession of Ms
two children, over whom has already
been bad a lively legal tussle. Accord
ing to Judge Chapman's decision in
the matter. Filbert was required to
show that he was the possessor of a
home where be could take the child
ren. Filbert now alleges that be has
the required "home" and also the
means with which to educate and sup
port the children, and he is now on
hand to make another demand for
them. It is understood that Judge
Chapman will entertain the applica
tion on Feb. 5. The two children are
still In the custody of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Schroder at Cedar Creek and
have a comfortable home, indeed. The
latter intend contesting Fibert's claim
to their utmost.
Mrs. Elisba O'Neill, who left this
city some three months ago for Orange,
California, in an effort to regain her
health, writes to The Journal that
she is greatly improved and feels con
fident that on her return in the spring
she will have entirely recovered.
A FRIGHTFUL DEATH.
A Seven-Year-Old School Girl Is
Killed by the Cars.
HAS ABANDONED THE SUIT.
Dr. Powell Practically Admits That His
Tale or Being Bobbed at the tfoos
Hotel Was a Fake, Pure and
Simple Local Affairs.
The news of a frightful accident at
Glenwood, Iowa, nine miles east of
this city, was brought to town last
Friday by passengers on the Burling
ton's west-bound passenger train, No.
5. While the train in question was
dropping down the heavy grade into
the station, a little seven-year-old girl,
while on her way to Bchool, stepped on
the track directly in front of the fast
moving train. Engineer Sigourney
was handling the throttle, but be was
powerless to even Blacken the speed of
bis engine, and in a few brief seconds
the engine pilot struck the little un
fortunate and hurled her high into the
air. She fell onto the adjoining track
with her head on one of the heavy
steel rails. The little girl was hur
riedly picked up. but htr skull was
found to be badly fractured and the
life spark bad apparently departed in
stantaneously. Noneof the passengers
or attaches of the train were able to
inform The Journal representative
as to the name of the unfortunate
Later People from Pacific Junc
tion, just across the river, who were
in the city Friday afternoon, state that
the name of the little girl was Mc
Bride. Her mother was a widow.
Dropped the Suit.
Dr. Powell, the strange young
physician who laid claim last week to
having been robbed of $35 and a gold
watch while a guest at the Goos hotel
and who afterwards commenced suit
before Justice Archer against the
hotel proprietor for the amount of the
missing watch and money, has left tba
city. His departure occurred several
days ago and before going be gave no
tice that he had abandoned the suit.
At the time of the supposed theft the
police were not slow to brand the doc
tor's story as a rank fake, and his
subsequent actions go to show that
they did not prophesy amiss. Before
leaving the doctor forgot to leave the
amount of his week's board bill, but
the hotel people protected themselves
by seizing a case of medicine and
surgical instruments which they will
keep until the young disciple of Ht'"
pocrates remits the bi'l.
Journal readers should not fail to
clip the art coupons wnicb appear daily
in this paper. T nma securing those
"Midway T'is" is a great injustice
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