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I VOL. 13, SO. 7. PLATTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1894. $1.00 n?EPE2rm.
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end of the year.
'he Interstate Commerce commis
sion has recently issued a preliminary
report on the income accounts of rail
roads. The statements are prepared
from the reports of railroads on tbeir
business for the year ending June 30,
1893. From this an idea may be
gained of the amonnt of business done
by the two great-systems that pass
through this city. The Burlington,
which includes the K. C and B. & M.,
reports passenger earnings, $9,793,433;
freight earnings. 822,8S2,125; operating
expenses, 821,792.354; net earnings,
$11,801,512. about $500,000 greater than
the previous year. The Missouri Pa
cific reports passenger earnings, $3,
493,739; freight, $9,913,364; operating
expenses, 111,191,359; net earnings,
$3,362,413, about $500,000 less than the
The Official County Paper.
The board of county commissioners
this afternoon opened the bids for
printing the district court docket, road
notices and treasurer's reports, and
awarded the contract to The Weekly
Journal, they being the lowest and
The county undertaking contract
was awarded to J. I. TJnruh. and the
following county physicians were ap
pointed: First district. Dr. E. D.
Cummins, Plattsmouth; second dis
trict. Dr. B. F. Brendel, Murray; 'bird
district. Dr. J. W. Thomas, Weeping
Water; fourth district. Dr. J. A
Ilassemeier, Louisville; fifth district.
Dr. A. 6. Hamilton, South Bend; sixth
district, Dr. N. R. Hobbs, Elmwood.
Sberwin T. Ruramels vb. Christian
Mockenbaupt, et al., is the title of a
petition in equity filed in the district
clerk's office. This is an action
brought to enforce tie provisions of a
land contract. Beeson & Boot are
the atteraeys fr laimtiff.
IT ENDED IN A ROW.
The South Park Baptist Church the
Scene of Disorder.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
The Mystery of a Lost Dime A Tramp
Steal, Conductor Barron's Overcoat,
But Is Nabbed Grand Lodge
of Tri-Bund In Session.
Broke Cp the Meeting.
According to current report the
South Park Baptist church is just now
experiencing a season of internal strife
that threatens to disrupt the congrega
tion. The trouble appears to have had
its origin at a church social or festival
given under the auspices of the church
several weeks ago. After the social
w as held it was discovered that a por
tion of the provender, consisting of a
pair of yellow-legged chickens and
some pieces of chinaware, had been
stolen. The strange disappearance of
the fowls and dishes naturally caused
au investigation, and one of the lady
members of the congregation was sub
picioned as having appropriated the
missing property. A church tiial fol
lowed behind locked doors, which re
sulted in the accused being cleared of
the charge as far us one chicken and
the dishes were concerned, but guilty
of taking one chicken, which was not
looked upon as a serious offense.
Mondaynight a business meeting was
held at the church to consider the
matter of having a special officer at
the church to preserve order during
service. hue this matter was being
discussed pro and con the woman who
was mixed up in tie chicken case
brought up that topic and insisted on
being heard. An attempt to call her
to order resulted in naught but con
fusion, in the midst of which the
woman continued to talk, and every
one else appeared to be doingthe same
thing. Finally the woman's husband
ca me to the rescue of. order and de
corum and induced ber to shut up.
But the disturbance had the effect of
bringing the meeting to a close, and
now tbe congregation is badly divided
w ith poor prospects of a reconciliation.
School Board Meeting;.
The board of education held a busi
ness meeting at the court house Mon
day, with all members in attendance.
Considerable routine business was
transacted, and a complaint from sev
eral citizens was bead and discussed.
It appears that several weeks ago a
caild in Miss Adams' room entrusted
a ten cent piece to the teacher for safe
keeping until tbe noon hour. The
teacher placed the coin on her desk.
but when the time came for dismiss
ing tbe children the dime bad myster
iously disappeared and could not be
found. The teacher placed the affair
in the hands of Superintendent Mc
Clelland, but the efforts of the super
intendent could not solve the mystery
of the lost coin. Finally it was de
cided to search each child, which was
done, and in tbe whole room but one
child was found that bad any money.
This was ten cents two nickles. As
the missing money was a silver ten
cent coin the search resulted in
a "water-haul," and the ten cents
were charged up to loss account. Sev
eral parties parents of tbe children
who were searched took exception to
such mode of proceedure and com
plained to tbe board. The complain
ants were asked what would be tbeir
course, had they been placed In the
superintendent's position, but none
could snggest any better plan for find
ing the money or detecting tbe guilty
party. The board took no action on the
Nipped the "Con's" Ulster.
When train No. 3 pulled in on Tues
day a rather "seedy" looking man
got off on the town side of the train
and started to walk up toward the
shops. lie had a blue ulster overcoat
over his arm. Ed. Fitzgerald noticed
tbe man and at once concluded that
tbe coat had been stolen. Tbe train
pulled out but stopped near the switch
shanty, and Conductor Barron walked
hack and claimed the coat which the
fellow was then wearing. Policeman
Kildow and Ed. Fitzgerald had over
hauled the man. and when he had re
turned the coat to its rightful owner
he was taken to jail.
Leon Losier In Luck.
A grand jury has considered the case
of Leon Lozier, who was charged with
rape and barely escaped lynching in
Council Bluffs,- and found that the
testimony was not sufficient to justify
an indictment. Of course this points
a lesson to the would-be lynchers,
though Lozier's reputation is such that
many of them will not be appeased by
the finding. Lozier is a professional
sprinter, and as a witty Irishman said
of him, "he can now be given a chance
to run the race of his life by giving
him ten feet the start of indignant
citizens of the Bluffs."
The fifth annual reunion of the Ne
braska soldiers' association was held
last week at the Mercer hotel, Omaha
Tbe first order of business at Thurs
day's meeting was the election of offi
cers. It resulted as follows: President,
J. J. Shaw of Gage county; vice-presi
dent, Chris Ilartman of Omaha; secre
tary,JohnQ. Goss of Bellevue, color
bearer, Barney Tunison of Gilmore.
A telegram of regret was read from
Colonel Furnas, who was unable to
attend the reunion. Major Pearman
and Comrade Prehm were appointed
as a committee to draft resolutions of
respect on tbe death of Mrs. Church
LI owe and Mrs. J. M. Thayer.
The subject of consolidating the two
organizations of Nebraska veterans
which exist in tbe state at present was
discussed, and it was decided to only
have one organization in the future
The Veterans' society was merged
into tbe Nebraska soldiersfcussociation
by this decision.
After registering, tbe question of lo
cating tbe next reunion came up
After some discussion this matter was
left to the president and subject to his
call. The register shows a good at
tendance, the state in general being
V. O. T. B. Grand Lodge.
The annual grand lodge of the U. O
T. B. for Nebraska and Iowa was con
cluded in this city on Tuesday with a
grand masque ball given by the local
society at the Turnverein hall and a
royal good time was enjoyed by alL
Yesterday tbe visiting delegates
returned to their homes, but before de
parting they were not slow in compli
menting the members of the local so
ciety for tbe excellent manner in which
they bad been entertained.
Tbe election of officers for tbe grand
lodge was held late yesterday after
noon and resulted as follows:
Grand T. M. Julius Hoffmann,
Grand B. M. Louis Lerke, Stanton.
Grand Secretary August Schirbach,
Grand Treasurer Rudolph llartz.
Grand Marshal Fred Berger.Pilger.
I. G. Rolff, Madison.
O. G. P. Kraut, Dennisoc, Iowa.
Representatives to sovereign grand
lodge, to be held next April at St.
Louis:' P. O. Ivans, Dennison, la.;
Peter Kiser, Omaha; August Schirbach,
Arion, la.; W. Macham, Council
The next grand lodge session for the
the two states was fixed to occur at
Norfolk, Neb., during February, 1895.
To the Editor of Thk Dailt Journaa :
Dear Sir Having read the article
headed "It ended in a row," in the is
sue of your paper for Tuesday, Feb.
6th, I desire to make the following cor
rection of wbat has been reported to
you, having been an eye and ear wit
ness of all that has occurred. You
must have been misinformed, probably
by some one not connected with tbe
church, concerning the whole matter.
At the business meeting of the church,
held Jan. 1st, the church found no one
guilty of any offense. Also, the reg
ular monthly business meeting of last
Monday evening closed in an orderly
manner, by a proper motion to adjourn,
and was dismissed in the usual way.
Harry Johnson, Trustee.
Whipped HI, Step-Son.
County Attorney Travis returned
last Friday on the early M. P. train
from Elmwood, whither he went
Wednesday night to prosecute Thos.
Glennon on tbe charge of beating his
wife. The prosecutor stated that in
the trial it was developed that
Glennon was enjoying himself in
larruping his step-son. The wife inter
fered and Glennon resented by shoving
her somewhat violently to the floor.
Justice Beardslee, before whom the
trial was had, found Glennon indebted
to the state in the Bum of $5 and
costs, which he paid.
Clip the art coupon in today's paper.
iowaeditors also disagree.
There came very near being a combat between
the intellectual giants of our contemporaries on
the otby side of tbe square, Monday. The
populist editor was wrotny and was disposed to
do great bodily injury, but the democratic jour
nalist escaped with his usual apologies.
elenwood (Iowa) Opinion- J
HENRY MOST SUFFER.
No Clemency Will Be Shown the Sox
CASS . COUNTY FAIR OFFICEES.
A Domestic Disturbance at Havelock, In
Which Former riattsmouthian.
Take Part Roast Mule for
County Attorney Travis has filed a
complaint against Henry Sitzmann
charging him with being implicated in
tbe robbing of a freight car in the B
& M. yards a week ago Saturday
Henry was arrested at Lincoln Friday
and was brought to Plattsmouth by
Marshal Grace. After being arrested
he confessed the whole affair, but
placed the crime of stealing tbe liquor
upon his companions, Robinson and
Sbubert. On the strength of this con
fession or turning Btate's evidence
somebody promised clemency to Sitz
mann. and when his companions were
bound over and sent to jail he was al
lowed to go on his own recognizance
and the newspapers requested to not
mention his connection with tbe case
Robinson and Sbubert also made con-
fessions, in which each declared the
others guilty and himself innocent
The county attorney was evidently not
a party to the promise of clemency or
bas experienced a change of heart in
ine mailer, ror Saturday young
bitzmann was taken before Justice
Archer for examination on the charge.
and was bound over to the district
court under bond of $200. His father
arid mother qualified in that amount
and he was released.
Young Sitzmann is a very bad boy,
and hag furnished no end of trouble
for his parents, who are respect
able parties. Several years ago
be was sentenced to the Btate reform
school at Kearney for some of his
misdemeanors, but was released from
that institution when it was thought
be had become "cured." But it is quite
probable that he will be returned for
A Domestic Disturbance at Harelock.
The Havelock Times says: A row
that involved four families occupied
the boards in East Havelock Thursday
afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Krowlek have been occupying rooms
with Ainmand's. As tbe two women
did not get along well together, Krow
lek decided upon moving. To this the
landlady strenuously objected, insist
ing that they first Bettle in full for
tbeir rent. Mrs. Krowlek was locked
up in a room a half a day and it is al
leged that the landlady shoved a re
volver in her face and threatened her,
albeit the tenant declared it impos
sible to pay all ;now, but that the bal
ance in full would be settled this com
ing pay-day. Mr. Shuler, father of
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Mrs. Krowlek, went to the house to
assist in the fracas and Mrs. Ammand
sent for her husband. When tbe land
lord appeared on the scene a regular
engagement took place. He knocked
Shuler and Mrs. Krowlek down and it
is alleged that he kicked Mrs. Keller,
a sister of the tenant. Shuler appeared
before Judge Baker and caused a war
rant to be sworn out for the arrest of
Agricultural Society Meeting.
The Cass County Agricultural so
ciety held their annual meeting and
election of officers at the county super
intendent's office in the court house on
Saturday afternoon. The attendance
was large and the election of officers
for the coming year resulted as fol
President F. M. Richey.
Vice President R. B. Windham.
Secretary Geo. M. Spurlock.
Treasurer John H. Becker.
General superintendent Henry
Board of directors Levi Churchill,
A. M. Holmes, Wm. Wetenkamp, W
D. Jones, W. G. Keefer, J. R. Yallery
and Frank Morgan.
Secretary Spurlock, J. R. Vallery,
H. N. Dovey and Wm Wetenkamp
were appointed a committee to revise
and prepare the list of premiums.
The date for holding the fair this
year was not fixed at the Saturday
meeting but will be decided at a meet
ing to be held next month.
The society is better fixed fin an
cially this year than usual, and it is
the intention to retain the old and add
many new features this year. A good
speed program is promised, both in bi
cycle and horse racing.
Rout Mule for Sunday Dinner.
Messrs. Zuckweiler at Lntz suffered
a loss of $85 by the burning of their
stable Sunday at noon. How the
fire started is a mystery. The fire de
partment responded to the alarm
promptly and by tbe aid of the strong
water pressure soon had tbe flames
under control, and prevented the fire
from spreading to adjoining buildings
The whole interior of the stable was
charred, and its lone occupant a mule
was burned to death. In addition to
the mule, the owners lost harness and
feed. The firm carry insurance on
their grocery stock and fixtures, but
the lost property was not listed in their
policies, consequently the loss falls
Cass County Farm Mortgages .
The county makes a splendid show
ing in its mortgage record for January.
And in fact it is the best for the last
several years. The figures are as fol
lows: Farm property filed, $152,429.65;
released, $86,543.63. Town property
filed, $1,387.85; released, $13,053.20.
Chattel mortgages filed $14,062.43;
Sheriff Eikenbary has returned to
his duties at the court honse, after an
absence of three days out in the
county appraising property.
IN PAYOR OF FILBERT
Judge Ambrose Gives the Children
To Their Father.
END OF AN INTERESTING CASE.
The County Cash Case Dismissed and
the Bank of Commerce of Louls
vUle Made the Depository
For the County Cash.
The hearing in the somewhat famous
Filbert habeas corpus suit before Dis
trict Judge Ambrose, of Douglas
county, in the equity courtroom Tues
day, came to a sudden and slightly
unexpected termination. The testi
mony and arguments were hurried
through and concluded in the after
noon bession, and Judge Ambrose at
once entered an order in favor of Fil
bert, the relator. He stated, however,
that the final order would not be en
tered before ten days have elapsed,
and in the meantime the respondents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shroeder, of Cedar
Creek, are given the opportunity to
apply to the supreme court for a stay,
which, if granted, will give them the
custody of the two little girls in dis
pute until an appeal from Judge Am
brose's decision shall have been
prosecuted and decided by the supreme
court. As the matter now stands.
should the higher court refuse to grant
the stay, tbe little girls must be taken
from tbe comfortable home afforded
them by Mr. Shroeder at Cedar Creek
for the past two years and turned over
to the parent, Filbert.
At present the relator has mnch the
best of the situation, but the attorneys
for the respondents have avowed their
intention to carry on the contest until
every means shall have been exhausted.
The general public will watch thm pro
ceedings with more than ordinary in
terest. County Cash Muddle Dropped.
Monday last was the appointed day
for the Lincoln law firm of Marquette,
Deweese and Hall, to appear before the
supreme court at Lincoln and ask for
a writ of mandamus to compel County
Treasurer Eickhoff to readvertise and
let the Cass county funds. The appli
cation was to be made on behalf of
certain tax-payers of the county. The
move, however, failed to materialize
and it is now stated by the attorneys
interested in the matter that the pro
ceeding has been dropped. The cessa-
ion of hostilities in the matter thus
ensures the depositing of the county
funds in the Bank of Commerce of
Louisville for the coming two years
and brings to an end one of the warm
est legal contests ever waged in the
License to wed was issued in Judge
Ramsey's court yesterday to Mr. Hans
Nelson and Miss Lou Erickson, both
of whom are residents in the neighbor
hood of Weeping Water.
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