Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, February 15, 1894, Image 1

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The Journal.
Another Chapter in the Filbert Case.'
The celebrated fight for possession of
Florence A. and Angela C. Filbert,
waged so spiritedly by the father of the
girls, reached the supreme court again
Monday from this county in a new
form, when Byron Clark, attorney for
Air. and Mrs. Shroeder, filed a petition
asking that the order giving Filbert
his children be further superseded un
til the convening of the supreme court
on the 20th day of February. This is
asked because Judge Ambrose on the
6th day of February, when he issued
the order transferring the children to
the father, also ordered a stay of ex
ecution for ten days. At the end of
that time the little girls were to be
transferred unleBS superseded by the
supreme court or some member thereof.
This suspension of sentence expires
February 16. and the attorney for Mr.
and Mrs. Shroeder claim irreparable
injury will result if the decree is not
further suspended, because if the
children are taken to Indiana they will
be out of the jurisdiction of this court.
The attorney claims that errors exist
in the record, and while asking for a
further suspension of sentence, he
brings the entire case before the court
' on error.
No action was taken Monday for
the reason that the court was not in
session. If no action is taken it is ex
pected that Mr. Filbert will claim his
children Friday at the expiration of
the stay of sentence and remove them
to bis Indiana home, beyond the
jurisdiction of the Nebraska court.
The court will not convene until
February 20, four days after the period
of suspension expires. Attorneys
Clark and Sullivan went to Lincoln
Tuesday to argue the case before the
supreme court.
R. L. Oldham of Beaver City is in'
town today.
C. Doty, an Aged Bethlehemite, Struck
by B. & II. No. 3.
Mountain Akr And a Change of Climate
May Now Iteeome a Decided Neces
sity For Some of Our Local
Sport, Other Note,.
Another accident, and Plattsmouth
retains the unenviable reputation of
being the slaughter yard of the 15. &
M. At 3:45 o'clock Tuesday after
noon train No. 3 from the east struck
old man Doty, a resident of Bethle
hem, who was on his way home and
was walking along the track. The
accident occurred near Happy Hollow
and was probably caused by the vic
tim's deafness and consequent failure
to hear the approaching train or warn
ing blasts from the whistle. The train
was stopped as quickly as possible and
the body of the unfortunate man
placed on the snow alongside the track.
and then with the essence of refined
cruelty so characteristic of the great
B. & M. railway, the trainmen climbed
aboard the train and pulled into town
leaving the body of their vic
tim still breathing alongside the track.
A crowd from the depot immediately
started for the scene of the accident,
and when a Journal reporter arrived
the old man was unconscious, but yet
alive. He had been in this city,
doing some trading and beside his
body was a pair of shoes a part of his
purchases. Several yards down the
track a red yarn mitten was lying on
the rail, smashed and ground to pieces.
The old man's left wrist was circled
by a bloody ring which told the story
of contact with the wbeels.
Grand and Petit Juror,.
District Clerk Dearing and Sheriff
Eikenbary last Friday concluded the
drawing of the grand and petit jurors
for the March term of district court,
and the following gentlemen were
Peter Perry, Platt3mouth precinct.
P. J. Hansen, Plattsmouth.
Geo. W. Snyder, Plattsmouth pre
cinct. B. C. Kerr, Plattsmouth.
Wm. Stottler, Liberty precinct.
Geo. E Vandelberg, Elmwood pre
cinct. M. P. Williams, Eight Mile Grove
P. J. Connor, Tipton precinct.
J. II. Baird, Elmwood precinct.
Fred H. Black, Plattsmouth.
Wm. Atchison, Stove Creek precinct.
Thomas Urwin, Louisville precinct.
Patrick Reed, Mt. Pleasant precinct.
M. L. Frederick, Euht Mile Grove
C. S. Newlon, Cedar Creek precinct.
J. W. McCrosky, Plattsmouth.
S. G. Latta, C. A. Webster, F
Blancbard, Wm. H. Pool, J.
Creamer, W. II. H. Cassel, T.
YouDg, T. F. Jameson, Charles Jean,
S. L. Furlong, Geo. Schoenman, L. C.
Curtis, L.J. Griffith, James Bennett.
John Thacker, Edward Williams,
Henry Lehnhoff, R. E. Coleman, Fred
Webrbein, M. M. Beal, Jacob Tritscb,
Wm. Rose, sr., H. A. Booth, H. G.
The Akeson Reward Cue.
Tuesday's Lincoln Journal says:
"The excise board, at its meeting yes
terday, took, up the question of Con
way's petition to have Chief Cooper
pay over the $300 Akeson reward, se
cured by a judgment in district court.
The city attorney submitted an
opinion on the case, in which he said
that the ordinance prohibiting the
receipt of rewards by plice officers
was passed before the board was
organized; that the board has no con
trol over officers in their private or per
sonal acts, except as such acts may be
cause for removal from the force, and
that the board cannot prevent an offi
cer from receiving a reward, but can
remove him for so doing. On motion
of Mr. Brown the matter was in
difinitely postponed, with the under
standing that Mr. Cooper give bond to
release Akeson from a second payment
of the reward.
'Shoving the Queer."
!ome enterprising individual in this
section of the country has taken a firm
stand on the question of free coinage
and has opened a mint in opposition
to Uncle Sam. Several or our business
men have recently had bad dollars
passed on them in their business tran
auctions and the U. S. marshal's office
has the matter under investigation
For some months past the authorities
have been of the opinion that the
counterfeiter's headquarters was lo
cated in the vicinity of Bellevue, but
thus far the 'mint" has not been lo
cated, although the search has extend
ed to the limits of this city.
One day last week a well-dressed
stranger called at Kuhnev Bros.' bar
ber shop and purchased ashine, giving
the porter in payment therefor a sil
ver dollar. That is. the dollar was
made in imitation of silver, and may
have been stereotype metal. The
stranger received his change and de
parted, but when John Kuhney had
occasion to use the dollar it was dis
covered that it was counterfeit. lie
recalled the transaction that had
brought the bad dollar into his
possession, and started cut to
find the man who had passed it on him.
When the stranger visted tbe barber
shop he wore a fine overcoat, light in
clor, but when John overhauled him
he had on another coat, but was
recognized all right and requested to re
deem the bad dollar. This he was un
able to do, the sum total of his finan
cial possessions amounted to only
eighty cents remaining from the
change he had received. Tbe stranger
left town the same evening and the man
who occupied the same seat in the
train with him wore the fine overcoat.
light in color. D. F. Foster, ticket
agent at tbe B. & M. depot, also re
ports the finding of a queer" dollar;
but does not know the source from
whence it came. It is also reported
that Clay Connor received two of the
bad dollars and the Hotel Riley two.
Has Matt Given I'p
Lawyer Matt Gering was in Ne
braska City and the following from
the Press of that town would indicate
that Matt has concluded that be isn't
in it in the race for tbe U. S. district
"Hon. Matt Gering of Plattsmouth
was in the city last evening on matters
of legal business. His democracy is
as sound and uncompromising as ever,
and 'does not seem to have been
blighted in the least by his practical
defeat for the United States district
attorneyship to succeed Ben Baker.
In speaking with a representative of
tbe Press he 6ad incidentally in sub
' I admit I am out of the race now.
and there is no doubt in my mind that
the appointment will go either to
Charley Ogden of Omaha, or A. J.
Sawyer of Lincoln. Both are excel
lent gentlemen, and I would be glad
to see cither chosen for the position.
Personally I believe Mr. Sawyer will
get the appointment. He is a good
democrat and has supported Mr. Mor
ton unwaveringly for years. If he
really ha . applied for it, and wishes it,
Mr. Morton owes it to him to do all in
his power for his appointment."
"You seem to have recovered en
tirely from your defeat," was sug
"Certainly I have, and I do not feel
in toe least nurt, tor l know tnat no
sufficient reasons have stood in my
way. I have only withdrawn from
the race, because men who were sup
posed to be my friends have shown an
inclination to give their preferences in
other directions. When I became a
candidate for tbe position it was by
the advice of Secretary Morton, but
since that time he has seen tit to
change his opinion on the matter.
However, I think it is best for me
personally to devote my time to my
law practice, which is fully as re
munerative as the appointment would
Mr. Gering spoke cheerily, and
showed no bad effects from a disap
pointment, if such he had even ex
perienced. In "peaking of the Akeson murderer.
Hill, who is under sentence of death.
he expressed confidence that he would
get a new trial for him. He says he
has affidavits which prove that three
of the jurors had said before the trial
that they would buy the rope to hang
the prisoner with. This, he is confi
dent, is sufficient grounds for grant
ing a new trial."
This is a good time to renew your
subscription to the Weekly Jour
nal. A dollar paid in advance will
be as good as a dollar and a half at
the end of your time.
South Park Church Members Satisfac
torily Settle Their Differences.
The Victim of Tuesday's Railroad Acci
dent 1 1 a an Excellent Chance For
Recovery The Filbert Ha
beas Corpus Case.
I'nder Police Protection.
The members of the South Park
Baptist church held a business meeting
at their church on Monday night, and
Policeman Kildow was detailed to see
that order was maintained. The ob
ject of tne meeting was to effect a
reconciliation and settle the differences
existing among tbe membership of tbe
church, and two expulsions were made
so it is reported. The meeting was
orderly and the services of the police
officer were not needed.
The Journal hopes tbat their
church troubles have been satisfactorily
settled tor ail time, ana nas been in
formed that tbe publication of tbe facts
in the case had tbe effect of bringing
the members of the church to realize
that their actions were bringing dis
credit and public scandal upon the
church. So that tbe condemnation so
generously heaped upon the editor of
this paper for publishing anything
concerning the matter could ap
propriately be superseded by a vote of
He May Recover.
Chauncey Doty, the aged resident of
Bethlehem who was struck by B. & M
No. 3 just below town Tuesday after
noon, is confined at a room at the Ho
tel Perkins and is resting easily. His
injuries consisted of a dislocated right
shoulder, a badly contused head, sev
eral cuts about the body and an in
ternal bruising, but it is now thought
that he has a good chance to recover
dispite his old age. His young wife
came over from Bethlehem yester
day and is assisting in taking care of
the injured old man.
Doty has been a resident of Bethle
hem for almost thirty years. He is re
ported to be past 70 years old and is
one of the best known characters in
this community. He bears an ex
cellent reputation among his neighbors
for honesty and his recovery will be
hoped for by all.
In explanation of the action of the
train men on No. 3. it is stated that as
soon as the engineer saw that the old
man had been struck, be applied the
air and at once stopped the tram.
Conductor Carter hastily jumped off
and seeing the old man lying motion-
ess beside the track, he signalled the
engineer to pull down to tbe depot
where he immediately reported the
news of the accident. In cases of fatal
railroad accidents it is the universal
"Midway Types."
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First column on this page.
A perusal of that column will demon
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custom to leave the corpse untouched
until the coroner has been summoned
to take formal charge of the remains.
It was Conductor Carter's impression
that the old man bad been killed and
he doubtless exercisad his best judg
ment in hurrying the train to the
depot to give tbe information of tbe
accident. This is a very fair explana
tion of what at first seemed a case of
beartlessness on tbe part of tbe con
ductor. The Filbert Case.
The Filbert habeas corpus question
is still unsettled, but according to re
cent developments a final decision by
the supreme court will likely be
rendered in a very short time. Law
yers Clark and Sullivan, who are op
posed in tbe action, journeyed to Lin
coln Tuesday and appeared before
Justice Norval of the supreme bench.
Mr. Clark made a statement to the
court that unless a stay should be
granted, Filbert, the father, by virtue
of Judge Ambrose's ruling, would get
possession of the children before the
respondents, Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder.
could secure a hearing before the full
court. Upon this fact being demon
strated. Justice Norval granted a
temporary stay until February 20th.
when the case will be argued on an ap
peal, thus insuring a speedy settlement
of the points at issue.
Lincoln's New Postmaster.
According to last Friday's Omaha
Bee and Lincoln Journal, the appoint
ment of J. H. Harley to be postmaster
at Lincoln is not such a Bryan victory
as it was firBt reported. Annin. the
Washington correspondent of the Lin
coin Journal, says that Mr. Harley's
name was first suggested to the presi
dent on Jan. 2, by N. S. Harwood,of
Lincoln; also that Bryan feels disap
pointed at Calhoun's defeat. It is
evident now that the president con
cluded to appoint a compromise candi
date to avoid a factional fight over the
matter, and that Harwood, Morton
and Bryan all agreed on Harley.
It Was a Case of Measles.
wn at promised to develop into a
regular small-pox epidemic was on tap
Thursday. Several days before one of
our physicians was called to attend a
colored man named Bo wen, living in
the northern part of town, and for a
time the nature of the case was in
doubt and the bouse quarantined to
await further developments. Thurs
day the case was investigated thor
oughly and pronounced measles, con
sequently the small-pox features were
a fake.
The meetings at the Baptist church
at Louisville by Rev. Fleming, pastor,
with Rev. Sig C. Green, are wonder
fully interesting, and great crowds
gather each evening, and much good is
being done. People go to church who
rarely go, and many have united with
the church, and large numbers are
making the good profession. The
whole town is interested and the com-
munity is feeling thi benefit.
Louisville Bridge Mandamus.
The mandamus action wherein it is
sought to compel tbe county commis
sioners to accept the free wagon bridge
at Louisville as a county charge and
become responsible for its repairs, was
grinding away in equity court before
District Judge Chapman this after
noon. A delegation of prominent citi
zens from Louisville were in attend
ance and with the assistance of their
attorneys, Beeson & Root, presented
their side of the case. County Attorney
Travis represented the county com
missioners in tbe resistance to the
granting of the writ, while Byron
Clark appeared for a list of ten or
twelve tax-payers who sought to inter
vene as party defendants with the
commissioners. The testimony and
arguments will be concluded this
afternoon and Judge Chapman will
take the matter nnder advisement.
Bad Case of Insanity.
The wife of Harry Barthold, who re
sides on Wintersteen hill, is said by
the officers to have become insane.
Her aberration has been gradual and
it is feared that her case is hopeless.
Last week her ten-year-old son was
sentenced to the state reform school
for insubordination and disobedience.
She has been brooding over domestic
troubles to a considerable extent of
late, and the sentence given the boy
has doubtless had the effect of hasten
ing the giving away of her mental
equipoise. Tbe insane commission
will possibly act upon her case within
the next few days.
Chicago Markets.
Wednesday's Daily.
The following quotations for tbe day
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Bishop Bonacum Wins.
Tbe libel suit brought against Bishop
Bonacum i?y Father Corbett, after a
tedious trial of a week before Justice
Spencer at Lincoln, was dismissed
Saturday. Tbe justice held that under
the laws governing the Catholic church
the bishop has a perfect right to dis
miss any priest, and further, that in
his dismissal of the. Palmyra priest be
had done nothing which one could
legally construe as libellous.
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