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A New Ferry Boat.
The ship building industry is about
tn hfl revived in Plattsmouth. and a
new ferry boat will be built here dur
ine the coming spring. Capt. Pease,
of Blair, is here and is preparing the
nUns and getting the material for
building a new horse-power ferry boat
for Messrs. O'Neill & Thomas We
have not le rned the dimensions of the
new craft, but it will doubtless be a
larger and more pretentious boat than
the present horse-power ferry.
This s a good time to renew your
subscription to the Wfekly Jour
nal. A dollar paid in advance will
be as good as a dollar and a half at
the end of your time.
The Distillery Project Can Still be
Made a Success.
A FEW THOUSAND YET NEEDED
The Ways and Means to Kame It Will be
Discassed at a Mass Meeting at the
Court House Tonight still at
Large Other Notes.
The distillery project, which for a
tima seemed practically abandoned,
has suddenly gained new life and The
Journal is now enabled to state that
there is every prospect for the town to
secure the industry! The unfortunate
missending of a letter delayed the
dealings just when the local committee
had almost raised the required
bonus, while an unfavorable proposi
tion from the agents for the industry
also had effect to discourage the men
who were straining every nerve to raise
the subscription to the required
amount. Yesterday Messrs. W. II.
Newell, Chas. D. Cummins and S. 11.
Atwood journeyed to Omaha to con
sult with the agents for the industry,
and when they returned in the even
ing they brought cheering news the
distillery would come if a guaran ee
was given that the first-mentioned
bonus would be forthcoming when the
industry was constructed and readv
The amount subscribed already ex
ceeds the required Donus, but
those of our citizens who are
expected to make the guaranty
want the subscription to ex
ceed the bonus to such an extent that
the subscription lists will "pay out"
the required amount. The thing
which now remains to be done is to
proceed with the circulating of the
subscription lists and increase the do
nations to Mich an extent ttat the
guarantors will be safe. Only a few
thousand are needed and the goal will
be reached. The town's advancement
is dependent upon the succes of the
project. Let no stone be unturned.
The executive committee in charge
of the project have suggested the hold
ing of a mass meeting of business men
and citizens in general, to devise ways
and means to raise the bonus, and
with this end in view a meeting will
be held at the district court room to
night at 7:30 o'clock. The meeting
certainly deserves a liberal attendance.
Lancaster County Murderer at Large.
Sheriff Miller of Lancaster county
wfcs engaged yesterday in sending out
telegrams to intercept the flight of
A. S. Jones, who shot and killed Con
stable l'eck at Martell Tuesday even
ing The shooting was witnessed by
several persons, but Jones bluffed
them off by flourishing a gun. Pour
shots were fired by Jones. One of
them entered Peck's chin and came
out of his shoulder, while the other
three went into 'bis back and reached
vital spots. After the shooting Jones
sought the protection of Agent Clark
of the Missouri Pacific, but he soon
left, leaving his wife and small child
ren with Mr. Clark. Peck was a son-in-law
of J. II. Buell, a well-known
farmer in Lancaster county, while
Jones is from Missouri, where his
father is a pbvsician.
The Otoe Grand Jury.
The Otoe grand jurors after a two
week's session found themselves un
able to successfully combat all evils
existing in that county, and adjourned
upon making the following report;
"We. the grand jurors, lind from the
evidence, though hardly sufficient to
convict, that there have been gross
violations of the law in the way of
houses of prostitution and selling
beer and other liquors without li
censes; also gambling in violation of
the law, and we very much deplore the
evident laxity of city officials in regard
to the enforcement of said law."
Clip the art coupon In today's paper.
The annual encampment of the G.
A.R. and W. R. C. for Nebraska is
now in session at Lincoln Church
Howe will probably be elected com
mander for the G. A. B. for the next
DR. POWELL'S GRIP
Will Remain in Possession Of the
Sheriff For Security.
DOUGLAS SHINN A BENEDICT.
W. H. Odell's Bh1 Hd'ord at Gleuwood
Secretary Morton Is Hanged lo Ef
figy at Nebraska City-That
New Trial For Hill.
Dr. Powell's Valine.
Dr. L. F. Powell, the strange young
physician who attempted to bluff the
public some four weeks ago into be
lieving that he had been robbed at the
Goos hotel, was again in the city last
Thursday. It will be remembered that
he brought suit against the hotel pro
prietor for SS0. which sum he alleped
represented the value of the stolen
i roperty. When the case came to trial
the doctor was missing, and his ab
sence completely coniirmed the already
general belief that the doctor's story
of being robbed was a dream. His
mission yesterday was to reclaim the
valise full of surgical instruments
which Sheriff Eikenbary has levied
upon to insure the payment of a judg
ment for costs entered against him by
reason of his non-appearance at the
trial. He besought the sheriff to give
up the valise, but that official wanted
the $4 75 which represented the judg
ment for costs before producing. Th
doctor had not the required sum, so he
wa3 forced to depart minus the prop
erty, lie left town in the evening and
before going conveniently omitted to
squkre the $S hoard bill owing to the
W. U. Udell's Bad Record.
Readers of The Journal will no
doubt remember a young man named
V. II. Odell, who made this city his
abiding place last summer, and who
left town rather suddenly to avoid
ausweringin court for his participation
in the "washing out" of the negro
houses. Odell formerly lived atGlen
wood, and the Mills County Tribune
last week contained the following ar
ticle concerning the ouuguiau:
It would appear as tho' the last chap
ter had not jet Ueeu written in the
case of Glenwood'a erstwnile "lire
chief," X. 11. Odell. Elsewhere in
tuis issue appears a nonce that bis wife
has brought action for divorce which
w ill come before the May term of court.
As must of our readers in this vicinity
are doubtless aware, Odell is the
miserable scoundrel that left town
about a year ago w ith more haste than
formality to escape punishment that
was about to overtake him forvillainy
of various kinds in which be had
figured hp principal. lie left his wife
and children at that time in utter des
titution, a condition in which they had
been for several weeks before his de
parture owing to Odell's shameful
neglect to provide for them in anv
wav. It is safe to sav tnat Mrs. Odell
will get her divorce without any fear
of molstation from her worthless
husband as he will hardlv care to ven
ture back to Glenwood again. If he
dos he will find the atmosphere will
be made several degrees chillier than
the mercury has yet made it.
Morton Hanged In Effigy.
The bitter feeling of the democrats
of Nebraska City against J. Sterling
Morton, secretary of agriculture, de
veloped in a sensational manner, when
it was discovered Friday morning
that the secretary and his youngest
son, Carl, had been banged in effigy in
the park in that city. A placard
stated in effect that the figure repre
sented the remains of the democratic
marching club. The figures were soon
removed and the city talked of nothing
else all dav. The act it the result of
the appointment by Morton of a life
long republican to the position of tag
ger in the Nebraska City packing
Dong'. Shinn Married.
According to the Nebraska City
News the county judge of Otoe county
has issued a marriage license to Doug
las W. Shinn, formerly of Plattsmouth.
and Angia M. Bruce, of Nemaha
county. The license was issued last
week, and we suppose that ere this
the nuptial knot will have been tied.
News of his marriage will no doubt be
quite a surprise to Doug's many
Plattsmouth friends, and The Jour
nal joins with them in extending
congratulations and best wishes.
Wants a New Trial for Hill.
Matthew Gering. attorney for Harry
Hill, believe that he has discovered
additional irregularities in the trial of
his client that will secure for him a
new tria,l. Just what the nature of
the irregularities consists of is not
known, but the general public senti
j ment is that Harry Hill was given a
fair and impartial trial, and the great
expense of another trial would be an
injustice to the tax-payers of the
county that would not be countenanced.
Charity Work Progressing.
We are glad to rote by the report of
the Associated Charities that the gen
erosity of our people is keeping apace
with the increasing needs of the desti
tute around us. A great deal of good
work has been done by the Associated
Charities, as well as by private charity.
Cold weather like the present finds a
great many who must either receive
aid or suffer, and we are glad that
means Lave been provided whereby all
such, who are deserving, may find
temporary relief. Very few realize
bow much has passed through Mr. II.
J. Streight's hands as steward of pro
visions for the Associated Charities,
but a perusal of his records will show
the great amount of work done. We
add today a few more names to the
benevolent list. Among the donations
is $10 from the 1. E. O. society, $5
from Dr. Marshall, $5 from Judge
Ramsey, one cord of wood from J. W.
Hendee, one ton of coal from O. H.
Snyder, and ten more sacks of flour
from C Ileisel. This makes twenty
sacks that Mr. Ilei&el has seen fit to
place in the hands of the Associated
Charities. These, together with the
$2-5 received from Mrs. Dovey's, enter
tainment, $25 from the city council,
and the same sum from the Tumverein
entertainment, place the resources in
a safe condition for the present. A
great many others have been equally
as generous, whom we cannot name at
present. Let the good work go on.
Horsewhipped a Aladison Editor.
J. II. Mackay, editor of the Madison
Republican, was horsewhipped Satur
day night by Mrs. Peter Rulf, the wife
of a prominent citizen of Madison
THe weapon used was a big "black
snake" whip, which the woman wield
ed with effect, inflicting severe pun
ishment. Mrs. Rulf added to the edi
tor's discomfort by setting her dog on
him when 6he was tired. The dog
chewed Mackay's leg considerably.
The trouble arose over an insinuating
article published in Mackay's paper
concerning Peter Rulf, the woman's
husband, which aroused her ire and
led brto seek vengeance.
The Exact Figures.
The Courier-Journal prints more
home new s each week than any weekly
paper published in Cass county. No
ne will deny this. Louisville Courier
Journal. . According to exact measurements
the Courier-Journal, in its last week's
issue, contained 49 inches of home
news, while the last issue of The
Weekly Journal contained 185
inches of home news. Advertisements,
clippings, commissioners' proceedings.
etc., were excluded in both measure
ments. The Courier-Journal's claim
is thus susceptible of proof.
A Plattsmouth Boxer Bested.
A telegram in the Chicago Tribune
from Streator, Ills., tells of a boxing
bout at the latter town between "Mys
terious" Billy Smith of Boston, the
world's champion waiter-weight, and
Fletcher Robbins, formerly of this
city, but now of Streator. Smith had
the best of the bout, but Robbins made
a ceditable showing. The police were
present and when Smith knocked
Robbins down in the fourth round,
they interfered and stopped the affair.
Saturday night's coasting carnival
on High School hill was a grand suc
cess and was participated in by some
two or three hundred merry coasters.
The track was in excellent shape and
several of the large traverses went to
the B. & M. tracks at the foot of Main
street. A few accidents occurred, but
none of tbem were of a serious nature
and, altogether, the carnival afforded
no end of first-class amusement.
Will be Decided by March 5.
The attorneys in the Filbert case
argued the case before the supreme
court on Tuesday, and a decision will
be rendered by March 5. It is thought
that no matter what may be the der
cision of the supreme court, the case
will not be terminated, but the attor
neys will r&new the case by adopting
new legal tactics and fight it all over
Killed on the It. & M.
Sunday morning at eight o'clock
an incurable insane man named Hop
kins stepped from a B. & M. train, two
miles east of Oxford, and was killed.
Hopkins was about fifty years of age.
He had been insane for about twelve
years and was returning from a visit
in Denver to the Hastings asylum. .
A. " ' jtr In Lancaster County.
The town of Martell in Lancaster
county, was the scene of a fatal shoot
ing affair Tuesday afternoon. About
5 o'clock in the afternoon, as A. S
Jones of Sprague arrived at Martell,
on his way home from Walton, Neb.,
where he had been agent for the Mis
souri Pacific railway, he was met by
Jerry Peck of Sprague. The two men
got into a quarrel over their respective
weights, when Peck slapped Jones in
the face. Jones immediately pulled
his revolver and shot Peck four times,
killing him instantly. Jones went on
home and taking his family, went to a
section house on the Missouri Pacific.
He declared that be would kill the first
man who attempted to arrest him.
Peck was the constable, and his killing
left the town without an officer, conse
quently no attempt was made to arrest
him. There is great excitement in
Sprague over the affair. News of the
murder was sent to Sheriff Miller of
Lincoln, but at last accounts Jones
bad not been placed under arrest.
Lancaster Licenses Don't Go in Cass.
The wedding of Mr: B. F. Parmeter
and Miss Cora Coleman was booked to
occur at the home of the bride at
Greenwood this forenoon, and a goodly
number of the relatives and friends of
the contracting parties had assembled
at the household to witness the auspi
cious event. Rev. Cyrus Alton of
Elm wood and a former county super
intendent for Cass county, was to
officiate in the tying of the nuptial
knot. One of the minister's pre
liminaries, very naturally, was to ex
amine the license, and when he
glanced the document over he dis
covered to his consternation that the
groom, instead of securing the Bame of
County Judge Ramsey, had spent his
ducats with County Judge Lan
sing at Lincoln, and thus had a
Lancaster county license. The
minister, of course, was aware of the
statutory requirement that all mar
riages to be legal must be had in the
county in which the license is is
sued. Here was a pretty mess. The
groom and bride wanted to be mar
ried at home, as per arrangements, so
the rattled minister rushed to the tele
phone and, after a weary wait of an
boar or more, managed to secure
telephonic connection with County
Judge Ramsey in this city. The
reverend . gentleman explained the
situation, but as the judge was
not aware of any statute author
izing him to issue marriage ther
mits by telephone, he forwarded the
unwelcome news that the best hecould
do was to issue the license and send it
on to Greenwood by tonight's mail. To
fly across the line into Lancaster
county was a trip which the parties in
terested did not contemplate with any
extreme degree of satisfaction, so it
was decided to await the forwarding
of the license from this city. Judge
Ramsey mailed the document this af
ternoon and on its arrival at Green
wood at about eight o'clock this even
ing the marriage will be consummated.
barring, of course, railroad wrecks or
the discontinuance of the "wagging
of this cruel world."
Looks Like a Murder.
Officer Harding last week found a
dead girl babe, frozen stiff, in a new
market basket near the fence that sur
rounds the St. Mary's cemetery at
South Omaha, where it had been
placed by someone, evidently to bide
a crime. The babe waB wrapped in an
old gauze undershirt, and from all ap
pearances had been born alive. The
basket waB taken to the police station
and by Jailer Emerick turned over to
Brewer & Sloane, the undertakers,
and Coroner Maul was notified
of the find. The police have been
unable to get any trace of the persons
interested in placing the child where it
was found. The chances are that the
child was placed there during the
night. Whether it was alive when left
and froze to death, or whether it was
dead, will probably never be known.
It looks, however, I.ke a cruel murder.
Not Yet Settled.
According to reports received from
South F&rk the troubles in the Baptist
church did not terminate with Mon
day night's meeting, and there is now
a movement on foot to hold services at
the home of one of the former mem
bers of the church to open an oppo
Chauncey Doty, the aged Betble
hemite who was struck by B. & M. No.
Sin the local yards last week, is not
finding it quite so easy to recover. At
times be is delirious, although his
spells of this nature only effect himin
the forenoon. His physician, however,
is hopeful that the old gentleman will
safely pnll through.
A PLEASANT EYENT.
Mr. and Mrs. I. S. White Celebrate
a Wedding Anniversary.
THE TURNER ENTERTAINMENT
The Program Was Excellent and the At
tendance Large Proceeds go to
Charity-Water Company Suits
Their Fortieth Anniversary.
The comfortable farm home of I. S.
White in Rock Bluffs precinct was the
scene of a happy gathering Monday,
the occasion bein z the fortieth anni
versary of the marriage of Mr. and
Mrs. White. Some ninety-two guests
were present, and among them were
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Patterson, Sheriff
and Mrs. J. C. Eikenbary. Mr. and
Mrs. W. D. Jones and Fred Stadel-
mann, sr., of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. White are pioneers in
this section of the county, and were
among the early settlers at the town of
Rock Bluffs, where they are the pos
sessors of a fine farm of some eight
They were remembered by their
guests Monday with a present of an
elegant solid silver tea set.
Mrs. Hiatt, of Iowa, and Mark
White, of Eagle, daughter and son.
were present Monday.
Turaverein Charity Entertainment.
The charity entertainment given on
Sunday evening by the Tumverein
society at their hall on Washington
avenue for the benefit of the poor of
Plattsmouth, attracted a large au
dience. The program consisted of
musical selections, recitations, etc.,
and every number was creditably
rendered. The debate was probably
the. most interesting feature. The
discussion was bad as to which was
more to be sought "Wealth or School
ing." Messrs. Paul Gering, J. B. Lob
man and P. C. Hansen argned for
wealth and Messrs. Sam Gutmann,
Fred Ebisger and Jno. Sattler were
arrayed on the side of schooling. The
debate, like the other numbers on the
program, was held in German, and at
its conclusion the committee of judges
decided that the champions of school
ing had made the best argument. The
proceeds reached a neat figure and will
be tendered to the Associated Charities-for
the purchase of food and cloth
ing for the poor.
Water Company halts Withdrawn.
The two suits of Thos. L. Murphy
and Mary C. Murphy vs. the Platts
mouth Water company, commenced
several weeks ago in County Judge
Ramsey's court, have been settled
without going to trial and the cases
wit hdrawn. The actions were brought
for damages done to the residence
property of the plaintiffs on North
Sixth street, by the overflowing of the
water company's stand-pipe. The first
case, in which $200 was sued for, was
settled for $25, and the second, in
which the amount sued for was 4S0,
was settled for $50. The water com
pany will pay the costs in both suits.
Mr. Ikenbarg March 10.
Sheriff Ikenbarg, of Cass county,
was in Omaha Friday and spoke in
the highest terms of the conduct of
Harry Hill, the condemned murderer
in the Plattsmouth jail, who is to
be hanged March 10. Hill has professed
religion and has become a devout
Catholic. Mr. Ikenbarg says Hill is
a model prisoner. World-Herald.
A farmer, while fitting a loaded shell
in a shot gun at McBride & Palmer's
hardware store at Nehawka on Tues
day, let the hammer slip from his
band. The contents of the shell tore
a pannel out of the door, but as there
was no one on the sidewalk at the
time, no one was hurt. When the
farmer recovered from his fright he
said that in the future he would take
the advice that bad just been given
him, to always experiment with empty
cartridges, and after showing his will
ingness to pay for damages dune on
the door, he departed for home.
A firm of Chicago manufacturers are
looking for a location in the Missouri
valley for a mammoth glucose factory,
with a capacity of using 40,000 bushels
of corn per day. All the towns along
the river are making a bid for the
factory, Sioux City offering $150,000 in
cash and a site. Omaha will also put
in a bid. What is the matter with
Plattsmouth offering a few suburban
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