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VOL. 13, SO. 11. PLiiTTSMOUTH. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1894. $1.00 ir TEPFE&Etcm.
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eend copies to their out-of-town
friends. These books contain several
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Prof. Geo. Middleton, tbe boxing in
structor, will be tendered a benefit by
the pupils of his class on next Monday
evening at the White opera house.
The entert ainment will consist of box
ing bouts between members of the class
and will conclude with a ten-round
set-to between Prof. Middleton and
Arthur Rothery of Omaha. An ad
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the Burlington route will sell round
trip tickets at the one-way rate. Ask
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line to all southern points. J. Francis
General Passenger and I icket Agent.
Yhat owing to the bard times you
can ret a good heavy hand-made team
"hartwris for less money this sprinr than
at anf previous period in the history
of Piattroouth. We use nothing but
the hfst N o. 1 selected oak leather, and
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THE ANNUAL CONTEST
Our Young Orators Furnish Evidence
of Their Talent-
DEATH OF BENNETT W. PIERCE.
Afflicted With Lang Trouble for the Past
Tear, Be Succumb, to Violent
Hemorrhage t Hie Home
Last Thursday Notes.
The DceUnutorT Contest.
The second annual declamatory con
test of the Plattsmouth high school
was held Friday evening at the Presby
terian church, and an audience of sev
eral hundred people was present.
Prof. G. W. Noble acted as referee,
and selected aa judges W.J.Fischer,
of Omaha, County Attorney Travis
and Rev. J. J. Williams, of this city.
The following is the programme:
"Mark Anthony's Address" James Ne well
"Spartacus to the GladUtors"..John D. Robblns
"Searching for the Slain" Lilly Mathews
"Vasbti" Maude Maury
"The Switchcuin's Story". ...L. Maude Rennie
"The Sergeant's Story" Florence White
"Pyramus and Thlsbe" Edith Buzzell
"Aunt Sophronia at the Opera" Rose Hyers
'The Naughty Little Girl's View of Life"
"Farme- Stebbin's Experience at the Rink"
At the conclusion the judges awarded
tbe grand sweepstakes prize and gold
medal to Miss Rose Hyers, and that
young lady will represent ourscnools
at the district contest to be held at
Beatrice on March 29th. In the
oratorical class John D. Bobbins was
first and won the prize. $2.50 in gold-
n the dramatic class Miss Maud
Mauzy was declared the winner of the
$2 40 prize, and in the humorous class
Hilt Wescott was awarded the first
premium of 32 60.
All the numbers on the programme
were well rendered.
Dentin of Hennett Pierce.
Bennett Pierce, whose illness witb
lung trouble dates for over the ptist
year, was suddenly taken Thursday
at 5:30 o'clock with a violent hemor
rhage of the lungs at his home on
north Ninth street, and in a few brief
moments the life spark was extinct.
His death takes from Plattsmouth one
of its most respected citizens, and, al
though the end has been expected for
several months past, hin departure is
keenly felt by a host of friends. Mr.
Pierce had seen 53 years of life, of
which 24 were passed as a resident of
lie was a member of lodge No. 8. A.
O. TJ. W., and the funeral services were
conducted under the auspices of
that society at the Presbyterian
church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. Eev. J no. T. Baird officiated.
It Waa Another Cbai. Noyea.
.Louisville. March 2, 18&4
Editor Journal: DearSir I wish
you to make a correction from a notice
you published in Monday's Journal
pertaining to one Chas. Noyes filling
up on bad whisky, arrested and
brought into police court, after
languishing in jail a day or two. ana
fined $10.35. I have been raised in
this county and am tbe only one
known, and I feel this has done me an
iniustice. as 1 have never touched a
drop of liquor, much less languish in
jail and brought into police court to
answer for an offense. While this
might have been a Chas. Noyes. yet I
am tbe only one known in this county.
ana I regard a pure name above all
else, and ask that you please make
corrections in both your daily and
weekly paper. Respectfully,
The present sitting of the grand jury
has given vile tongues the opportunity
to'spread libellous reports regarding
respectable people. The slanderer can
be punished as well as other criminals,
and as a matter of justice there are
none who more deserve punishment
than tbe tongue-wagging scandal
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ABOCM) THE COCKT ROOMS.
The trial W. A. Kurtz of Lincoln on
the charge of forgery, has been set for
trial in district court on Monday of
Lawrence Stull has auotber suit in
the courts. This time the Plattsmouth
Land and Improving company is the
defendant. Lawrence filed his case in
district court Monday and In his pe
tition asks for a judgment for $1,225,
with interest at 7 per cent for three
The suit of County Attorney Travis
vs. Benjamin F. Lang was first taken
up in district court on Tuesday and
upon the waiving of a jury the case
was tried to the court. Testimony
was introduced and Judge Chapman
rendered a judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $854.75.
Tbe 120.000 libel suit of Joshua Mur
ray vs. Henry Uennings was hooked
for trial in district court on Tues
day and by reason of the salacious
testimony which the case would pro
duce, tbe court room was crowded.
However, shortly before the hour for
the opening of court, the opposing at
torneys put their heads together and
as a result the suit was compromised
the plaintiff to dismiss and the de
fendant to pay the court coats being
the terms of dismissal.
Joshua Vancleave vs. the C. B. & Q.
railroad was tried before a jury in dis
trict court on Tuesday. Tbe plaintiff
isa.resident of Greenwood and alleges
that he commenced garnishment pro
ceedings against one, Wilson, an em
ploye of the railway, and served notice
upon the company that such proceed
ings bad been instituted and to hold
Wilson's wages. It was further al
leged that tbe company's agent at
Greenwood paid no attention to the
notice of garnishment, that Wilson's
wages were paid by the company, and
that the plaintiff lost hid entire ac
count, amounting with court costs to
i-56 He t herefore sought a judgment
for that amount. Tbe jury found for
the plaintiff in the sum of $52.
JUSTICE ARCHER'S COURT.
Judge Archer Monday rendered a
decision in tbe case of Hathaway vs.
Nida, in which he gave plaintiff a
judgment for $S5 25 and taxed costs to
defendant Tbe amount sued for was
License to wed was issued in county
court Tuesday to Jno. P. Todd and
Miss Laura Barrett. Tbe groom is
the son of L. G. Todd, the well-known
Liberty precinct farmer, and was born
and reared in Cass county. The
Journal extends its best wishes to
the young people.
COURT ROOM NOTES.
W. H. Pool, of Elmwood, is in town
attending court as a member of the
Attorneys Haldeman and Douglas,
of Weeping Water, B. A. Gibson, of
Lincoln, and G. W. Clark of Green
wood were in town Monday attending
The contract for building tbe county
bridges for the coming year was let
this afternoon by tbe commissioners
to J. R. Sbeely & Co. of Lincoln at the
price of $3 80 per lineal foot.
The supreme court in passing upon a
Lincoln garnishee damage case, held
yesterday that the law giving the Ne
braska laborer exemptions and pre
venting the sal" of his debts into other
states for the purpose of garnishment,
W. S. Ward, who was bound over to
tbe d i strict court for disposing of some
mortgaged corn, was released from
custody Monday ana allowed to go
to Sarpy county, where he is wanted
as a witness. Attorney Byron Clark
became purety for his appearance here
Filbert Case Ntlll Hangs Fire.
A decision was expected by the su
preme court yesterday in tbe Filbert
habeas corpus case, but a telegram to
The Journal yesterday afternoon
from Clerk Campbell states that the
court adjourned, without passing on
tne case, unui Marcn utn. it is
thought moie than likely that at the
coming session the case will be acted
The presses and engine are being re
moved from tbe ruiLS of the Herald
office building today, and will be set
up in the Drew building on lowerMain
street, where the Herald office will be
DOINGS OF THE DAY.
The March Term Of the District
Court Convenes Monday.
GRAND JURY IS NOW IN SESSION
John I. Marshall's Bond Is Declared
Forfeited to the State Meeting of
the Democratic City Central
District Court In Session.
The March term of district court
convened Monday morning.with Judge
Chapman on tbe bench. The day was
occupied in arranging the preliminaries
and preparing the work tor the term.
In the morning R. W. Hyers, S.
P. Holloway, Elmer Eikenbary, Geo.
Dearing and Charley Sullivan were
appointed and sworn in as bailiffs.
In tbe afternoon the grand and petit
juries were called and given permis
sion to make excuse if they so desired,
but none availed themselves of tbe
privileges. Tbe jurors were dismissed
and the grand jury ordered to appear
at four o'clock for instructions. The
docket for the term was then called
and the usual number of cases stricken
off. continued and ready for trial.
The case of J. 1). Simpson vs. C. E.
Wescott was dismissed without pre
judice because plaintiff had failed to
give bonds for costs. The case of Cal
vin G. Tabor vs. Seth M. Cole was also
dismissed without prejudice and resti
tution of property ordered.
At tbe appointed hour four o'clock
the jurors were called and duly
sworn in, B. C. Kerr having previously
been chosen as foreman. Judge Chap
man, in a short address, admonished
the jurors as to their duties, and they
particularly were instructed to investi
gate all violation of the liquor laws of
the state. The judge's instructions
concluded, the jury retired to com
mence their labors in charge of
County Attorney Travis and Sheriff
Declared the Boud Forfeited.
Several months ago one John D.
Marshall was placed tinder arrest
charged witb bigamy. Marshall lived
neared Murray, and his wife No. 2 is a
daughter of Geo. Adams. Constable
Tbrasber arrested Marshall and he
was taken before Justice Archer for
examination. A continuance was
asked and granted, and the defendant
released on bond of 8200, which was
furnished by Father-in-law Adams.
When the date of continuance rolled
around Marshall failed to appear, but
his bondsman appeared and tbe case
was continued until last Monday, in
order to give him an opportunity to
locate Marshall. No appearance was
made Monday and Judge Archer de
clared the bond forfeited.
Democratic Committee Meeting.
The democra'ic city central com
mittee met on Saturday night at tbe
police judge's office, with all the mem
bers of the committee present except
the member from the fifth ward, Mr.
The meeting was called to order by
D. C. Morgan, chairman, and Chas. A.
Miller was chosen secretary.
On motion it was decided to hold
the ward primal ies on Friday,
March 16th, from 7:30 to 8:30 o'clock,
at the following places: First ward,
Sherwood block; second ward, school
house; third ward, Richey's lumber
office; fourth ward, police judge's
office; fifth ward, school house.
The date of the city convention was
fixed for Monday evening. March 19th,
at 8 o'clock, at White's opera house,
and the representation was fixed on
the vote given J. Sterling Morton for
governor in 1892, as follows: First
ward, twelve delegates; second ward,
fifteen; third ward, fourteen; fourth
ward, fourteen; fifth ward, six; total,
Small Cyclone in Western Cass.
During a heavy thunderstorm Sun
day afternoon between 2 and 3 o'clock
George Renter's farm one mile west of
Eagle, w as visited by a small cyclone
and scattered to the four winds his
large bam and implements. Mr. Riet
ter who witnessed it from his residence
twenty rods away, says tbe wind lifted
a wagon near tbe barn just as if it
were a feather, and the next instant
his barn, 80 by 30 feet was rent as
under and scattered, leaving the teams
Ceal at Clark's.
Plenty of good coal at Timothy
Clark's coal yards, for cash only. No
cash, no oal. T. Clark.
Two Hundred and Costa.
During tbe morning session of dis
trict court Judge Chapman called up
Z. T. White, who was convicted for
hanging J. Sterling Morton and his
eon Carl, :n effigy, and asked him if
he had anything to say why sentence
of the court should not be passed upon
him. For some reason Zack did not
give the judge a respectable answer,
stating that what he wanted was to
get into another court, and the judge
then said that probably Mr. White had
misunderstood the question, so he re
peated it received about the same an
swer. The judge then reviewed the
wholecase, dwelling particulary on the
fact that about the worst insult possi
ble to give a man was to hang him in
effigy; be explained what was meant
by such a hanging, then referred to
tbe damage dene Mr. Morton and tbe
stain upon Nebraska City's fair name.
He was confident the prisoner had not
realized the enormity of tbe crime he
bad committed, and was therefore en
titled to mercy, and so the court would
only fine him $200 and to pay tbe costs
Attorney Sloan was on hand and af
ter making a motion for a new trial,
which was overruled, proceeded to file
the necessary papers to carry the case
to the supreme court. Mr. Sloan
claims that there is no law in the state
to convict a man cf hanging another
in effigy. Nebraska City News.
Hill Coati Too Muoh.
Considerable talk has been indulged
in of late about tbe efforts of Matt
Gering to get a new trial for Murderer
Hill. It is hoped that such a calamity
will not fall on Cass county; it is very
doubtful if Hill would live to see the
end of it. The people have refrained
trom interfering with the matter as
long as the law in such cases was be
ing cared for in proper shape. He was
tried, found guilty and condemned to
a legal banging. Should a new trial
be ordered, he will never live to see it
In the meantime this man Uill
should be kept for his ornamentation
of the hangman's rope at less cost to
the county than at present prevails.
It is safe to say that $5 per day will
not cover the bill, when he could be
accommodated with nice quarters at
the state pen for one-tenth that amount.
Cass county has paid enough good
money out already over the two worth
less vagabonds- who robbed Mattes
Akeson of his life and blighted for
ever tbe happiness of his family. A
solitary cell in the pen is good enough
to bold his miserable carcass until tbe
bang day comes in April. Weeping
Incendiarism at Glen wood.
The Becond attempt by an incendiary
to burn tbe Robert Hale row of frame
buildings at Glenwood was in a meas
ure successful. Fire was placed be
neath the floor of Moore's billiard par
lor and had gained such headway
that despite good work by the fire com
pany the entire row was gutted. The
principle losers are: W. F. Laraway,
jeweler; M. W. Rogers, bath rooms; T.
W. Moore, billiards; William Alton,
lawyer; H. A. Tolles, justice of the
peaee, and the American Bible society.
Cass county's mortgage record for
the month of February is a splendid
showing. The totals are as follows:
Farm land filed, $66,731.24, satisfied.
$57,522.10. Town property filed,
$3,688.17; satisfied, $7,570.00. C battle
mortgages filed, $7,713.90; satisfied
Tbe Elmwood Echo says: John Sol
ler, a young man living south of town,
went out in the field to Bhoot some
prairie chickens Wednesday, but came
back much worse for the trip. As the
gun, which was a Winchester repeat
ing shot gun, was discharged the little
cover slide on the top of the barrel,
near the breech, flew off and Btruck
John a terrible blow in the face. It
crushed sideways through his nose
and into tbe right cheek-bone under
the eye. John, picked up the piece,
shouldered his gun and walked home.
He was then brought to town and Dr.
Hobbs dressed the wound, taking out
a piece of bone and taking several
stitches. All of this was stood with
out hardly a flinch. His face will be
marked, but he will get along all right.
The Glenwood Tribune says: Mrs.
M. A. Doane entertained a company
of fourteen at high-five last Saturday
evening in honor of Misses White and
Fricke of Plattsmouth. Elegant re
freshments were served, the guests re
turning home in the "wee sma" hours
after enjoying a delightful evening.
Dr. Marshall, DENTIST Fitzger
CLOSED THE DEAL.
The Business Men's Committee Con
tract for the Free Ferry-
THE C, B. & a. IS NON-SUITED.
Judge Chapman Rules Against the Com
pany In the City Case Wedded at
High Moon Other Items of
Interest to Readers.
Closed the Ferry Contract.
The business men's committee on
the free ferry yesterday closed the
contract with Ferryman O'Neill,
whereby he will operate a free ferry
during the coming season across the
Missouri river. The ferry will be free
to people livingon the Iowa side and
from this city, but transients will be
required to pay toll. Sundays are ex
cepted, when everybody crossing will
have to pay.
O'Neill now has a new boat under
construction, the motive power to be
furnished by a fourteen horse-power
The new ferry will be in operation
at an early date, and Iowa people are
invited to make free use of it.
The Is Non-Suited .
District court yesterday heard the
case of the C. B. & Q. vs. the city of
Plattsmouth. In this case the rail
road company seek to recover a por
tion of city taxes paid since the year
1886, on the grounds that the city
council have no authority by law to
levy a separate assessment for tbe
purpose of paying fire hydrant rental
and gas and electric bills. The com
pany contends that these claims
should be paid from the general fund,
and the law fixes a limit of ten mills
on the general fund levy, which
amount alone would not pay the hy
drant rental and light bills.
The attorneys fr the city raised the
point that the taxes had been paid by
the B. & M. company and not by the
C. B. & Q., on which decision was re
served and tbe plaintiff allowed to con
tinue their showing. Yesterday
the judge decided the case by non
suiting the company, thus throwing
the case out of court.
. Messrs. Beeson & Root and City At
torney Davies appeared for the city
and Byron Clark for the C, B. & Q.
Wedded at High Noon.
The ceremony which will unite the
fates and fortunes of Mr. J. B. Carter
and Miss Etta Schildknecht was per
formed by Rev. Davis yesterday noon
at the home of tbe bride's parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Schildknecht. in the presence
of the relatives and friends of the con
tracting parties. The groom is a resi
dent of Mills county. Iowa. The bride
is the youngest daughter of Dr. Schild
knecht, and is well and favorably
known in this city, where she has
lived since childhood.
After tbe ceremony the contracting
parties and guests repaired to the din
ing room and partook of a sumptuous
dinner prepared by Mr. Schildknecht,
to which full measure of justice was
Mr. and Mrs. Carter will make their
home in Mills county, residing in the
large stone residence at the base of the
bluffs, five miles Bouth of Pacific Junc
tion. The Journal extends congratula
tions and best wishes.
"I have always observed," Baid a
well-known grain buyer, "that I have
been able to buy more corn when the
price was low than when it was high,'
and it really seemed that farmers
were more anxious to sell when corn
was worth 20 cents per bushel than
when it could be sold for 40 cents. I
bought more corn during the season of
'87-8, when it was worth 16 and 17
cents per bushel, than I ever have done
since, and it was sold with apparently
more readiness. The trouble is when
the price is high, growers expect it to
go still higher and in consequence hold
It for several years only to be obliged
to sell many times for half what tbey
were once offered. Of course it pays to
hold corn until it can be sold for a
reasonable price, but it don't pay to
hold it too long."
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