Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, March 01, 1894, Image 1

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Abandoned the Hoe.
Walt Mason in Sunday's LincolD
Journal describes J. A. McMurphy's
return to journalistic duties in the fol
The pen Is a few lines mightier than the hoe.
Jim Mallon.
All the people of the globe will be
eaiaed to learn that John A. MacMur
nhv. who has been facetiously referred
to as the warhorse of Nebraska jour
nalism, has abandoned useful toil to
accept a position as associate editor
and junior warden of the Plattsmouth
Some years ago the people heaved a
sigh of relief when they learned from
a rpliahlp source that Mr. Mac. bad
j nit the newspaper business and bad
purchased a small triangular gravel
pit near Omaha for the purpose of run
ning a market garden. They felt that
there would be a greater demand for
his gardiiig sass than there had ever
been for his editorials, and they were
right. The demand materialized, but
John couldn't meet it. He, who bad
for years been telling the farmers how
to farm their farms, couldn't success
fully conduct a garden tbe size of a
Columbian stamp.
lie tried to raise yams, for instance,
and bad a chicken coop filled with
birds of Paradise and a pool of water
filled with electric eels; he thought he
could beat the Bell company by mak
ing the eels furnish tbe battery lor a
telephone line, and was fooled. It was
painful to see him doddering around
that alleged garden trying to rise
something without the aid of a derrick,
and trying in vain. Finally tbe garden
caved in and John had to have some
thing todo, so he went to Plattsmouth.
Mr. MaeMurpby is a pioneer in Ne
braska journalism. He ran the Waboo
Wasp for several years and then pur
chased R. D Kelley of Fremont and
issued him as a weekly until the in
dignant subscribers threw a bomb into
tha nffiiu A ftop thi h rfreaaetl him
self as a irl of sixteen and tiled to
.marrv Nat Smalls, but the fragments
of ree lunch on his mustache gave bion
We cordially welcome blm tack to
journalism, which is the true market
.garden of the world.
The City Council Will Assist the
Free Ferry Project.
I .nut Week's Mhih Meeting- Calls Out An
Enthusiastic Audience A Strong,
United Full May Vet Land
the Prire Notes.
Will Establish a Free Ferry Road.
The city council met in special ses
sion at the council chamber last night.
Mayor Butler presided, and in the ab
sence of Clerk Fox, Councilman
Graves officiated as clerk.
The question of ordering a special
levy lor the purchase of ground to the
value of $5,000 on which a market
place was to be erected, was broached
and after considerable discussion
i Grimes moved that the question be
submitted to the voters of the city at
the next election. The vote was an
overwhelming defeat for the market
place, standing as follows:
Aje Jones, Longenhagen and
Xay Steirnker, Spies, Lake, Smith,
Bridge and Graves.
Undaunted by the defeat of the mar
ket place movement, Grimes again
brought up the free ferry project. His
motion was that it be the sense of the
council to render all possible aid
toward the construction of a perman
ent road to the free ferry which the
business men will soon commence
running at their own expense. On
Monday night the council sat down
a . a.
upon trie same motion, dui lasi
night several of the "dads" had evi
dently experienced a change of heart,
for they proceeded to vote it through
with a celerity which was relishing.
The record of the ballots is as follows:
Aye Jones, Longenhagen, Grimes,
Spies, Steimker, Lake, Bridge and
Xay Graves.
This ended the session.
The Distillery Meeting.
The mass meeting of citizens at the
court boose for tbe discussion of the
distillery project called out a bigcrowd
and was productive of good results,
tbe subscription lists being increased
a fairly liberal amount. The final
proposition of the agents for the indus
try was read, and was received by the
audience as being exceedingly fair and
one which tbe town should strain
every nerve to meet its requirements
The bonus required in the lastpropo
sition is a trifle larger than was re
quired by tbe general understanding
of the first proposition, but the in
crease is really so small that the town
can not afford to give up at tbe last
moment just when success is close at
hand. A bit of earnest hustling will
result in tbe subscription of tbe re
quired amount. Let all be up and do-
The Free Ferry Meeting.
Our business men interested in the
free ferry project met at Judge Arch
er's office last night and discussed the
terms of several propositions from
parties for operating the ferry. A
committee consisting of Messrs. II. It.
Gering, Sam Guttman.J. W. Ilendee
and F. J. Morgan were appointed
to confer with the several ferry
men, and were given power to con
elude terms and agreements for the
operation of a free ferry for the
coming season. Tbecommitte met this
afternoon at Gering's drug store but
did not arrive at any agreement with
tbe ferrymen. Another meeting will
soon be held.
Burglars at Louisville.
The town of Louisville was visited
by burglars on Wednesday night. An
entrance was effected at J. X. Drake's
general store, and a quantity of gloves.
mittens and clothing was taken.
There was no one sleeping in tbe store
tbat night, as Mr. Ball who lives in
tbe rear of the store was away. They
broke the large glass in the front door
and when they were inside lit tbe
lamps and proceeded to help them
selves. It is surmised they must have
been frightened away, as the loss was
You are cordially invited to tbe bal
masque to be given at the White opera
house Friday evening, March 30th.
Admission 15 cents. Dance tickets 75
cents. Parties holding dance tickets
admitted free. Maskers must show
faces at tb dpor. Grand march
promptly at 6:30.
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ljnd prices.
Candidates for citizenship are rush
ing in rather rapidly of late at the
district clerk's office, in anticipation of
the coming April election. Tne Ger
mans and Swedes are in the lead.
Judge Chapman last Friday, while
holding district court at Nebraska
City, sentenced the following prisoners
to the penitentiary: Charles Tolliver,
for robbery, sixteen months; Thomas
Martin, assault with deadly weapon,
one year; Henry Durand, burglary,
one year; Joseph Wachtler, burglary,
fourteen months.
License to wed was issued in county
court yesterday to Mr. Frank Deck and
Miss Pearl Marks. The prospective
groom hails from Saunders county,
while the bride resides on the old Por
ter farm south of this city.
License to wed was issued in county
comt Tuesday to Mr. Ransom M. Cole
and Miss Maggie Spangler. The par
ties are among the best known young
people in Cass county and are worthy
every joy which wedded life may bring.
fiiK Journal extends congratula
C A. Fankonin, the Louisville pre
cinct farmer who wanted his son-in-
law, Frank Wannamaker, put under
bonds to keep the peace, appeared be
fore County Judge Ramsey last Satur
day and took it all back. The judge
dismissed the case, but Mr. Fankonin
was called upon to pay the couit costs,
which included the fees of the sheriff
in journeying out into Louisville pre
cinct to make the arrest.
Justice Archer rendered an opinion
Monday in the suit of J. M. Giaigvs.
John Johnson, and gave Craig a judg
ment for $ ISO. 3-5, the full amount sued
The horse trading case, wherein Lon
Marshall and Cal Graves are the inter
ested parties, was set for hearing last
Saturday, but was continued until
March 10th.
The case of Dr. E. E. Reynolds vs.
Chas. Correll, wherein the doctor
brings suit on account of medical ser
vices, was set for bearingbefore Judge
Archer Saturday, but was continued
until March 13th.
Chas. Xoyes, a farm hand, was run
in Saturday night, and on Monday
contributed $10.3-5 in police court for
having absorbed an abundance of corn
juice. Xoyes had quite a pocket-full
of money and the police strongly sus
pect that a smooth-appearing stranger
had dosed Xoyes with bad whiskey,
with the intent of possessing his
Dr. Waterman of Hay Springs is in
tbe city, the guest of his brotber-in
law. County Judge Ramsey.
Deputy Sheriff R. W. Hyers jour
neyed to South Bend Tuesday to
serve notice on Mrs. Tbad. Streigbt
that her husband, now of Wyoming,
has commenced divorce proceedings in
tbat state.
Mrs. Jno. McDaniels, the woman
who was adjudged insane Monday by
the authorities, was taken to the Lin
coin asylum Tuesday by Sheriff Eiken
bary. From Lincoln the sheriff will
journey to Hastings in charge of Mrs
Holden, a former Cass county inmate
at the Lincoln institution, and will
turn her over to the authorities in
charge of the asylum for chronic in
sane patients at Hastings.
The idea that Harry Hill has been
granted a new trial has become so
general that County Attorney Travis
is beseiged almost every day by a small
army of persons, none of whom fail to
put the question as to bow the matter
stands. To answer them all would be
to invite paralysis of the throat
muscles due to overaction, and by his
request The Journal will state tbat
Jailer Denson's star boarder, Mr. Hill,
has not yet secured a new trial.
Lilt of. Letters
Remaining uncalled for in the post
office at Plattsmouth Feb. 27, for week
ending Feb. 20:
Rurtt, Edward Clark, Mrs. Delia
Treeman Chas. E McKay, Mrs. Vina
Meek, Dollle Sheldon, Mrs. Nellie
Spaulding, L. C.
Persons calling for any of the above
letters or parcels will please say "ad
vertised." n. J. Streight. P. M.
Omaha editors are very much in hot
water just now. Editor Rosewater is
on trial charged with criminal libel,
and Editor Hitchcock stands charged
wjth the offense of publishing lottery
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For pu.rtit
Works, nia
Tendered Landlord Hamilton By Our
Leading Citizens.
J u mire htewart Exceeded Mis Jurisdiction
In AxseSKlne the Fine Property
Owners Have a Duty to Per
form Other Notes.
The Business Men's Banquet.
The complimentary banquet ten
deied by the business men and leading
cit izens Friday night in honor of W. F.
Hamilton, manager of the Hotel Riley,
was a very pleasant affair and will
long be remembered by those who were
in attendance. The Riley has estab
lished a reputation of being one of tbe
best appointed bostelries inXebraska,
and is an institution in which the
citizens of Plattsmouth take a great
deal of pride. Under Mr. Hamilton's
management the hotel has been a suc
cess in the full meaning of the word,
ami in recognition of his efforts and
enterprise the banquet was tendered
hi:-.'. last night.
Guests to the number of nearly one
hundred assembled at the hotel and
passed several hours pleasantly at
cards and conversation until supper
was announced, when all repaired to
tbedininc room. Mayor Butler pre
sided as toast-master, and toasts on
appropriate topics were responded to
by Matthew Gering, R. B. Wind
ham. Guy Livingston, Byron Clark, J.
L Root, D. O. Dwyer, II. D. Travis.
M.Archer and others. The menu of
the feast was very elaborate and
added to Mr. Hamilton's reputation as
a Qrst-class hotel men.
(ranted the Writ.
County Judge Ramsey Saturday
passed upon the application for a writ
of habeas corpus, whereby it was
sought to release one John Madden
from the county jail, where be has
been confined for the past two weeks.
It was shown that Justice Stewart of
Miirdock had fined Madden $100 and
also sentenced him to ninety days in
the county jail. Tbe assessment of
double punishment for misdemeanors
is held unlawful by the supreme court,
and County Judge Ramsey could do
nothing but grant the writ, thus giv
ing Madden his freedom. The Mur-
dock justice also made another blun
der in sentencing the prisoner to
ninety days' imprisonment, as the
statutes fix the maximum punishment
at thirty days. Madden's offense was
tbat of smashing in the windows of
the Rock Island depot at South Bend.
Heavy Property Owners Have a Duty.'
There are several heavy property
owners in I'lattsmoutb wbo, com
paratively speaking, have contributed
almost nothing to the distillery pro
ject. As tbe matter now stands the
bonus lacks but little of completion
These men certainly are possessed of
some judgment and common sense.
They must surely know that the loca
tion of an enormous industry in our
midst will have tbe certain effect to
increase the value of their property to
a considerable extent. Why, then, do
they persist in holding back when
tbe location of the industry here
means a certain gain to them
selves? Let them come manfully
forward and subscribe an amount in
proportion to their wealth. The pro
ject can not succeed unless they do
their duty. In no sense are they
sacrificingthemselves. Having grown
wealthy as residents of Plattsmouth
they now have a splendid opportunity
to do something for the town. Will
they do it ? We shall see I
The Magnates Were Here.
President Perkins of the Burlington
system and some half dozen other rail
way magnates, in accordance with the
previous announcement in these col
umns, arrived from the east on Tues
day at 6:30 on a special train, consisting
of private coaches Nos. 99, 100 and 200.
The train was sidetracked at this
point and tbe party passed the night
within Plattsmouth. They departed
Tuesday at eight o'clock for the
northwest, the train being in charge of
Conductor Weeks.
The depot at Xehawka was broken
into Monday night by tramps, it is
supposed. Fortunately, the agent had
taken all his ready money home, so
the burglars did not secure any cash
They broke through one of the win
dows. Little damage was done. They
forced tbe money drawer and ticket
case, but tbe agent thinks nothing wag
Dan Lauer Is Dead.
J. Dan Lauer, one of Lincoln's most
widely known citizens, died suddenly
Tuesday afternoon at bis .home on
Sixteenth and X streets. Mr. Lauer
has been ailing for some time and on
Tuesday afternoon his condition ap
peared more critical than usual, and
his relatives were called in about half
an hour before his death. Deceased
was for many years connected with tbe
State Journal, was a brother-in-law of
II. D. Hathaway of that paper, and
was once one of the most widely
known newspaper men in Xebraska.
Mr. Lauer was steward of the insane
asylum, and figured prominently in the
recent trials against the officers of that
institution. lie was indicted on a
number of charges but was acquitted
in the September term of the district
court of Lancaster county. It is said
no serious results were anticipated
from his illness, and it was reported
that he was seen down town on Tues
day. His Btldden death will be a sur
prise to his many friends and ac
quaintances throughout the state.
Struck by An M. P. Passeager Train.
Mrs. Donahue is an old Irish lady
about 70 years of age, and has been in
the Douglas county hospital for some
time. Sunday she wandered away.
She was walking along the Missouri
Pacific railroad tracks at Thirty-ninth
and Leavenworth streets in Omaha
about five o'clock Sunday afternoon.
She is somewhat deaf, and did not
bear the train as it rumbled down up
on her. She was thrown high in the
air and alighted on ber head in the
deep gully beside the tracks. Her
head was badly cut. The train , which
was the north-bound afternoon pas
senger, was slowed up and the un
fortunate woman was carried to the
Webster street depot, where a doctor
dressed the wounds. She was out of
her head and talked gibberish. A bot
tle of brandy was found in her posses
sion, which she said she got from an
Omaha drug store. It is feared that
she had teen drinking just before the
accident. The old lady is expected to
recover, although most any other per
son would .have been killed in a similar
Crystal Springs Church Division.
The revival meetings which have
been in progress at the Crystal Springs
church southeast of town for tbejast
three weeks, under the direction of
Rev. Jne. Folding, of Tabor, Iowa,
came to a close last Sunday. An in
teresting feature of the concluding
service was the resolving by the con
gregation to divide into two denom
inationsa part going over to tbe
United Brethren faith and the re
mainder clinging to the Christian de
nomination. In the future the two
denominations will divide time at the
church, the first conducting services
during one week and the other during
the week following. Rev. Folding will
look after the spiritual welfare of the
United Brethren, while Rev. Smothers
of this city will preside for those of
Christian belief. The division was
consummated in a thoroughly amica
ble manner, and there is every pros
pect that both denominations will
Not On the Program.
The Bavarians of Omaha had a grand
ball at Germania hall Saturday. They
took in nearly $300. The dancing wen
on merrily until 4 o'clock i n the morn
ing. At that hour John Murphy, a
Bavarian, tapped the till and dashed
for tbe door with over $50 In his pos
session. Two hundred dollars of the
money had been removed an hour be
fore. The fugitive, with the three sets
of Virginia reelers at bis heels, made
a dive for the front entrance. To his
intense dismay be dashed right into
the caressing arms of two policemen,
who stayed him in his flight. The
drawer of money was returned to the
thoughtless cashier. The thief was
A Forgotten Board Bill.
Jas. B. Filbert, the relator in tbe
somewhat famous Filbert habeas cor
pus suit now pending for a decision
before the state supreme court, has
taken his departure. He left on the
south-bound M. P. train last Wednes
day night. His departure was quite
unexpected, in fact he even forgot to
inform Landlord Hamilton of the Ho
tel Riley of his going and as a conse
quence a portion of his board bill re
mains unpaid. The statutes of Xe
braska make it a punishable offense to
jump board bills. Mr. Hamilton will
first draw upon the gentleman and in
case the draft is dishonored there is
strong possibility that Filbert may be
called upon to answer for his summary
departure for other states with an un
paid board bill in his rear,
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Grain Rates Given Shippers Over the
M. P. to be Investigated.
Z. T. White Is Found Guilty at Nebraska
City Wholesale Expulsions at the
High School Sold the Doc
tor' Tools Notes.
Roaring About Grain Kates.
For a long time past the town lo
cated along the line of the Missouri
Pacific railway have almost monop
olized tbe grain trade of Cass county,
and fully eighty per cert of -the grain "
shipped out of the county has been
carried to market over that line. The
reason for this appears to be tbat ship
pers were given the benefit of lower
freight rates or were in receipt of re
bates. For instance, tbe market price
of corn at Mynard has at times been
two cents per bushel higher than at
Cedar Creek, and farmers living near
Murdock have hauled their corn
through that town and marketed it at
Eagle; where the price was several
cents per bushel higher. The B. &M.
and Rock Island companies have thus
been completely shut out of grain
carrying business in this vicinity, and
have decided to take some action in
the matter and the rates given ship
pers over the Missouri Pacific will be
investigated, probably by the inter
state commerce commission, as it is in
direct violation of the inter-state com
merce act to give lower rates or rebates
to particular favorites among shippers.
White Found Guilty.
The case of the state vs. Z. T. Whi:e,
charged with libelling Secretary c'
Agriculture Morton, was resuraediptv
Tuesday morning at Xebraska City t
nine o'clock. Quite an array of wit
nesses were called, who established a
complete chain of evidence around the
defendant. The jury retired about
twelve o'clock, and in a short time re
turned with a verdict of guilty as in
dicted, but recommended that the
judge be lenient in his sentence.
Hon. John C. Watson and D. T.
Hayden conducted the prosecution,
and W. C Sloan and W. F. Moran ap
peared for the defense. The case was
hotly contested throughout, but there
was a preponderance of evidence in
favor of the state, and the defendant's
guilt was established beyond a doubt.
The defendant will be sentenced on
Friday and the general opinion is that
be will escape with a light sentence.
The case against H. W. Iloerath for
the same offense has been continued
until the November term of court.
Stall Gets a Verdict.
Justice Archer handed down an
opinion last Friday in the suit of J.
F. Stull vs. the Missouri Pacific rail
way, tried in his court on Tuesday.
Stull was accorded a judgment for $232
and the railway company is to pay the
costs. Stull sued for $252, which
amount be alleged was the value of
the hay set afire by sparks and de
stroyed as a result. The M. P. will
take an appeal to the district court.
Sold the Doctor's Tools.
Deputy Sheriff R. W. Hyers yester
noon sold the case of surgical in
struments belonging to Dr. L. G.
Powell, which the sheriff levied on to
secure the payment of bis costs in tbe
case Powell brought against Fred
Goos. Dr. Cummins was the pur
chaser. A corrected report of the suspension
proceedings which occurred at the
high school building yesterday shows
tbat thirteen boys were requested to
leave the schools for periods ranging
from a week to two months. The
youngest was twelve and the oldest
thirteen years of age. As was antici
pated, a certain class of the patrons of
the schools object to the affair, but
Superintendent McClelland insists
that all of tbe boys were given abund
ant opportunity to mend their ways,
and their failure to comply with tbe
rules, after sufficient warning was
given, could have no other end than
Midwinter Fair Rates Are Down.
The Burlington route is now selling
round-trip tickets to San Francisco at
$35.50; one way, $20.00. Think of it !
Four thousand miles for less than
forty dollars I See the company's local
agent and get full information, or
write to J. Francis, General Passenger
and Ticket Agent, Omaha, Xeb.
Clip the art coupon in today's paper
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