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From the Times.
Geo. Prentiss has been having quite
a serious time with his injured ankle.
He is now reported much improved.
John Wright, who has been off duty
for three weeks nursing a sore hand.is
back at work.
Mrs. J. E. Hutchinson and daughter.
Mrs. Jennie Couisey. were in Platts
motith Thursday and ordered a monu
ment erected over the graveof the late
What might easily bave proved a
serious conflagration was happily
nipped in the bud at the residenceof
D. O. Hewitt th other morning. In
a closet the opening iu the chimney
has the customary hod. ver which
was pasted a sheet of paper. A roar
ing tire in the stove heated the hood
red hot This set fire to the paper and
it fell to the floor, ignitingother paper.
The latter happened to be just under
neath an overcoat belonging to Ben
Ilempel. and the garnment caught
fire. Fortunately at this juncture the
blaze was discovered and extinguished
before further damage wa9 done. But
there were some lively scenes and no
little excitement before the disturb
From the Register.
Miss Ida Conn departed on Monday
afternoon's train for Plattsmouth.
The city dads of Union have decided
that the matter of electric lights is
worthy of consideration and have ap
pointed a committee to investigate
and report at a future meeting. Edi
tor Graves is a member of the com
mittee. County Commissioners Young and
Hayes were in town Wednesday night
on their tour of the county inspecting
bridges and roads. Dutton was taken
sick Wednesday and had to be left at
Union. Contractor J.R Sheely was
with the commissioners.
'All I Not Gold That Glitter,."
W. S. Bird had business at the
countv ffat one day last week and he
brought bme with him and presented
at this office a piece of the wood taken
from a heavy "oak"dor in the $80,000
court house. It seems the penetrating
eye of Commissioner Young or some
other force caused a panel in said door
to crack and the true inwardness and
make-uo of the door, which was paid
for as bHne solid oak, was discovered.
A veneering of oak covers the outsideB
of the door, Mr. Baird says, for a depth
of one-fourth of an inch and the rest of
the door is the softest kind of pine, as
the piece we have will show. Weeping
Lint of I.ettrs
Remaining uncalled for in the post
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ON A SERIOUS CHARGE
William Clark, a Former Cass County'
ite, is Charged "With Murder.
IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
Harry Hill's CrankiHhness Causes liiui to
be Slapped Into a Lonesome Cell
Hill And the Jailor Cannot
Agree Other Notes.
Arrested On a Serious Charge.
William Clark, a farmer forty-five
years of age and a resident at Elm
wood, Cass county, for eighteen years,
was arrested at Lincoln on Sunday by
Detective Malone. The police docket
shows a charge of suspect against his
name, but the real charge is for the
murder of James Riley, of Centerville,
Wash., on May 12, last. When seen
he said he knew Riley and lived in
Centerville about last Mav, but as to
anything further he refused to say.
only that he would tell a story at his
trial that would fool somebody. He
spoke openly arl in a laughing sort of
manner and did not hesitate, but said
he thought it was his wife who had
him arrested, as they bad been quar
reling among themselves. lie has
seven children, four of them living
with his wife at 193" U street. Lincoln
one of them a grown daughter who
helps in the su: port of hermother.
Her story, which she told freely is to
the effect that she was in Vancouver,
Wash., about the time of the alleged
murder, about one hundred and
twenty-five miles from Centerville.
That about the time of the trouble her
husband came home one day and took
his gun ia his hands and sat in the
door-step when she cried and asked
him what the matter was, when he
said: "My God, I have killed a man."
Shortly after this he sent her to Lin
coln with the children, and since that
time he has written her f r( m time to
time and warned her several times
not to give anything out.
Two weeks ago he came to her house
and began abusing her and making
threats, saying once that "my soul has
been baptized in blood and one more
won't make any difference." The po
lice arrested him at the house, but she
declares that she did not inform them
of his w hereabouts, but that the neigh
bors must have gotten hold of it.
It seems from Mrs. Clark's story that
Riley did notdie immediately afterthe
trouble they had, not until some time
in August. :lark has none of the ap
pearance of the murderer and seems to
rate his present trouble at about
thirty days in the county jail or else a
discharge. Detective Malone claims
that he got his information for the ar
rest of Clark from the outside and not
from his wife.
Harry Hill's Trials.
Murderer Harry Hill is passing the
time in the county jail nowadays in
a matter which lacks considerable of
pleasing him. As before mentioned in
TriE JoruxAL, Jailor Denson insists
the prisouer is the most disagreeable
man on earth, and ever since Denson
took charge of the jail they have con
tinually clashed. The jailor avers
that the prisoner is nothing less than
a confirmed crank, w hile Hill pleads
that he is given no privileges. Some
two weeks ago, accoiding to the jailor.
Hill related to a lady visitor he had
been kept in solitary confinement for
two days without being allowed a
drink of water. This roused the
jailor's ire. as it was entirely untrue,
and he immediately slapped the gen
tleman into solitary confinement in
real earnest, where he has since stayed
aDd in fact is likely to stay throughout
the rest of his confinement at the jail.
Monday the commissioners ordered a
new cot put into bis cell, as the one
there at present is so large as to leave
the prisoner scarcely no room for exer
cise. Down I ug; -To bey .
Married At the heme of Rev. D.
S. Davis in this city at high noon Mon
day, Mr. Robert L. Downing and Miss
Nellie L. Tobey, both of Ulysses, But
ler county. Neb. Mr. Downing is one
of Ulysses enterprising and most suc
cessful young business men, while his
bride is a young lady of man? good
graces and is the possessor of many
admiririg acquaintances. They de
parted on the 3:48 passenger train Mon
day afternoon for their home.
Geo. Hawkins, the contestee in the
Tutt-Hawkins councilmanic contest,
has secured Attorney A. J. Graves to
appear for him in the action.
AHOCNO THE COl'Kr BOOMS.
Deputy Sheriff Hyers journeyed to
South Bend, Louisville and Green
wood Tuesday to serve some district
Mrs. May Corbet, Mrs. Jno. Corbet
and Robert Corbet, all of Avoca pre
cinct, were in attendance at county
court Monday on probate business.
In the Tutt-Hawkins councilmanic
contest, commenced last Monday in
county court, the date on which Haw
kins must answer was fixed by the
court on May 7. while the hearing will
occur on May 17.
Final settlement in the estate of the
late Frank II. Corbet was had in
county court Monday. The residue of
the personal property was some S700,
while the residue of the realty includes
a quarter section of farming land in
Avoca precinct valued at $7,000.
County Commissioners Hayes and
Youngreturned Tuesday from a week's
tour of the county looking after re
pairs on new bridges as well as de
ciding on locations of new structures
needed throughout the county. Of the
new bridges they ordered some 700
feet, the longest being an S2-foot struc
ture across the Weeping Water near
llcfsn't 1'ay to He an Orator.
Billy Annin writes from the nat
ional capitol that "Representative
Bryan is probably one of the few con
gressmen who are living within their
salaries, although he is keeping house.
He said today that the greatest drain
on his earnings outside of household
expenses came from the demands upon
him for copies of his speeches. In less
thau a year he has paid out some 8200
for printing in answer to the cails
made for speeches. This is an incon
venience with wLich congressmen
have to put up. The average constit
uent has an idea that the government
prints and distributes free in pamph
let form the speeches of senators and
members. As a matter of fact all such
printing and distribution is done at
the expense of the congressmen. Sen
ator Jones' speech on silver at the ex
tra session cost him $160 a thousand to
print and bind."
Lawyer Vanatta Fin-d.
S. P. Vauatta, the former Platts
mouth lawyer, but now of Council
Bluffs, Iowa, was fined $-50 Tuesday
in the district court of the latter town
for participating in the bond company
swindles. There were several others
tried for the same offense at the same
term, but Mr. V"s sentence was the
lightest of all. According to his story.
he had no knowledge whatever of the
real system on which the bond com
panies did business, but relied upon
the word of a partner as to the honesty
of their methods.
Schlegel Keeping Low.
In regard to the Chaney-Schlegel
scandal at Lincoln, the News of that
city remarks that "it is said by Mrs.
Bert Chaney's friends that she will
vigorously fight her husband's petition
for divorce, and will deny any criminal
conduct with Schlegel Saturday night.
She will also bring counter charges of
cruel treatment both with tongue and
fist. She says she went to the hotel to
care for her friend, who had taken too
much liquor." The Call adds that
"Schlegel is still in town, but is not at
work to any degree. He smells blood,
and rides around in backs to avoid
meeting the enemy."
Glenwood people don't like our free
ferry a lit'le bit, and the newspapers
over there are apparently trying to
make the people believe the ferry is
unsafe. In last week's issue the
Tribune says that the ferry cable
broke one day this week and the boat
and cargo nearly drifted to the Gulf
of Mexico. No such accident hap
As the Burlington train for the west
was nearing the suburbs of Omaha
Friday on its way to Lincoln an old
farmer sitting in the rear seat of one
of the coaches was startled by a sharp
report outside the car and the simul
taneous crash of a window pane just
beside his head. Investigation revealed
the fact that a bullet had penetrated
the window, making a hole just large
enough to admit it, had struck the op
positeside of the car and dropped upon
the floor. The old fellow was con
siderably excited over the episode, but
he was still more perturbed when he
discovered that the bullet had passed
through one of the streamers of his
necktie in its flight across the car.
Horace Brown and wife of Louisville
attended the Brown-Coleman nuptialB
in this city last evening.
TAKEN TO GLENWOOD.
The Box Car Burglars Handed Over
To the Iowa Authorities.
THE KELLY ARMY WAS DUPED
The Story That a Rock Island Freight
Train Would Carry the Men to
Chicago Proved a Fake
Other News Notes.
Taken to Glenwood.
Lawyer Matt Gering was in Lincoln
Tuesday and besought Governor
Crounse not to grant the extradition
warrant to Sheriff Campbell of Mills
county. Iowa, authorizing the latter
officer to take Ed Robinson, Oswald
Schubert and Henry Sitzman over to
Glenwood on the charge of burglary.
but the governor granted the warrant
The Mills county sheriff came over
yesterday after the prisoners and
the habeas corpus action, commenced
Mouday, was at once taken up befoie
County Judge Ramsey. Mr. Gering
was absent from the city and Lawyer
Sullivan looked after the boys' inter
ests, while County Attorney Travis
appeared for the state. Mr. Sullivan
argued that the boys had already been
tried and punished for their offense
and could not again be placed in
jeopardy on the same complaint, even
if the second trial was to occur in
Iowa. Judge Ramsey held, however.
that the requisition papers were com
plete and left him no alternative but
to dismiss the action. The prisoners
were accordingly turned over to the
Mills county sheriff and taken to Glen
wood on the noon train.
Still in Council Minn's.
The Kelly contingent of the Coxey
army is still encamped east of Council
Bluffs, much out of sorts at what it
calls the trick of the officials in leading
them to believe a Rock Island train
was waiting, ready to be captured.
Provisions are running low and an
awful scramble is being made to se
cure additional supplies. All day Tues
day there was a drenching rain fall,
the only protection of the army being
the canopy of heaven. Kelly wants
permission to march through Council
Bluffs back to Omaha. He thinks he
could raise money enough there to pay
the fare to Chicago. The mayor of
Council Bluffs, w bile heading a sub
scription for food, says the army
should disband and that the city can
take care of it. Gov. Jackson is still
there with the mayor, and the sheriff
spent the nieht with the army. The
militia is still on duty. The sheriff
yesterday notified Kelley if he did not
get out of the county in a few hours
peacebly he would De removed by
force, but at last accounts the men
had not departed. Matters begin to
Lost His Keason.
Conrad Lauer, an employe in the lo
cal B. & M. shops for some months
past, has lately become deprived of his
reason, and late this afternoon will be
taken before the insane board for an
examination. Lauer has been ailing
for some time, the opinion of his
physician being that his loss of reason
is due to over-studv.
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$1,500 to loan on farm security on
1st or 2d mortgage. J. M. Leyda.
The claim by the News that a syndi
cate is to take charge of TheJournal
is somewhat of a revelation to the
publishers of the latter paper. If the
News was to say that it was soon to
have a real editor, there would be just
grounds for believing the statement,
for above all if there is one thing
which the News needs, it is certainly
It. E. Coleman arjd wife of Green
wood, the former a brother of J. C.
Coleman, were in attendance at the
Brown-Coleman wedding in this city
See those silver-mounted belts at
A. L. Coleman's. 16
Dundy feigns the Decrea.
Federal Judge Dundy signed the de
cree Monday at Omaha authorizing
the Union Pacific receivers to restore
the schedule of wages and salaries of
employes that were in force prior to
September 1, 1893, and pay all em
ployes who receive less than $00 per
month the same rate of wages paid
them prior to said date, such rate to be
paid as from March 1, 1894, all others
to be paid at the rate prior to Septem
ber 1, 1893, from April 1, lS94.provided
that the receivers are authorized in
their discretion to pay all of said em
ployes the rate of wages hereby or
dered restored from March 1, 1894,
provided further that the order and
decree shall not affect the salaries of
those employes whose petition was
heard and determined heretofore at
this term. This order to remain in
force until otherwise ordered. The
prayer of the petitioners that they be
paid as from September 5, 1S93, the
rate of wages paid said employes next
prior to that date is hereby denied, to
which ruling said petitionersexcept.
Captured the Thief.
For several months' past Frank J.
Morgan has been missing feed frm
his stable and has put in many hours
of patient watching in the dark hours
of midnight, trying to capture the
thief. Fed Woodson, the night-
watchman, has also been on the look
out for the author of the feed's disap
pearance and Thursday night or
early next morning his vigilance was
crowned with success and the thief
captured, but not before Woodson had
fired six shots at him, one bullet tak
ing effect in the heel of the fellow's
shoe as he was attempting to escape
by running away. The captured man
is named Dick Rainey, and is a son of
Dr. Rainey, the veterinarian, who
formerly lived near Rock Bluffs.
Mr. Morgan appeared before Judge
Archer on Friday and filed a com
plaint against Rainey, but upon bis
promising to remove from Cass county
and on account of sympathy for his
family he was released.
The night-watchman is entitled to
great credit for the capture, as be has
spent considerable time watching for
A Serious Joke.
Two Beatrice boys, seventeen years
of age each, Frank Sheldon and Ralph
English, were together Saturday night,
as is their wont after working hours.
Shortly after they met young Sheldon
gave English a cigar which be had
filled with powder. The weed had
scarcely been lit when it exploded
with considerable force, completely
blinding the boy. He was hurriedly
taken home and a physician called, who
at first thought the boy's sight was en
tirely destroyed. Yesterday morning,
however, he was able to use one optic
and by night the other appeared to be
much better, with fair prospects of its
complete recovery. Sheldon was
thoroughly frightened over the result
of his boyish prank, and it is safe to
say will be more careful in the future.
Sheldon has a widowed mother and the
father of the injured lad says he will
not prosecute him.
The regular soutb-bound passenger
train on the Missouri Pacific railroad
last Friday ran into a team of mules
about a mile north of Nebraska City
and killed one of the animals and
badly injured the other. The team
was hitched to a wagon loaded with
lumber and lime, and inasmuch as no
driver could be found, it is presumed
that it had escaped from the driver
and happened along the track just in
time to be struck.
I New Furniture
GO HAND IN HAND.
Nature supplies the first, the Busy Housewife must attend
the second, but for the last.
PEARLMAN has the Stock, his Prices are Right and
Sure to Suit. If you want anything in the way of NEW
FURNITURE, for either Parlor, Bed Room, Dining Room
or Kitchen, PEARLMAN has it at the Lowest Price.
PEARLMAN, The House Furnisher, t
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE, PLATTSMOUTH.
LOOKS LIKE BUTLER.
Annin Prophesies Butler Will Pick
the Postoffice Plumb.
WATER CO. WANTS TO SELL.
So Says One of Its Representatives at Last
Week's Special Session Of the City
Council Various Other In
Chances in Favor of Butler.
The Lincoln Journal's correspon
dent at Washington. W. E. Annin,
writes his paper as follows:
Cleveland settled the Pawnee City
postoffice fight today by sending in the
nominat.on of A. S. Story as post
master of that thriving town. Mr.
Story was indorsed by the countv cen
tral committe and also by Mr. Bryan.
ms competitor, Mr. Moss, was in
dorsed by Castor. The department
held that as the large preponderance
of regular democratic indorsements
were in favor of Story he should have
the office. Moss was strongly indorsed,
but was postmaster before, and when
Mr. Cleveland made his rule regard
ing "ex s" be was written that barred
him out. The same condition of
affairs as regards indorsements exists
at Plattsmouth, where the chances are
that Butler will eventually be selected
City Fathers In Special Session.
Thursday's special session of the
city council called out a full attend
ance of the fathers as well as a large
number of citizens and tax-payers.
The object of the session, as pre
viously announced in these columns,
was to confer with the representatives
of the owners of the water system
who were here until today from their
homes in the New England states. Mr.
Plumer was present to represent the
company, and in a short address to the
council stated that the company found
it a bothersome task to properly at
tend to the works from so great a dis
tance. He stated that it was the desire
of the owners to dispose of the works
to the city and that it would be highly
acceptable if matters could be ar
ranged tending to that end. The
amount for which the system was
bonded to the present owners is $125,
000, and at that sum Mr. Plumer
said the company would sell, the
bonds given in payment to draw four
per cent interest.
Councilman Graves put the question
to Mr. Plumer if the company would
be willing to accept 4 per cent bonds
issued to the amount necessary to buy
the works, as specified in the franchise
by arbitration. To this Mr. Plumer
could not say, as the bondholders
would first have to be conferred with.
The subject was discussed at some
length by the council, and
the meeting was finally adjourned
after the appointment of Messrs.
Smith, Grimes and Graves to serve as
a committee, their duty being to hold
a further conference with the repre
sentatives of the water company Fri
day. The committee was in conference
Friday most of the forenoon with the
representatives, and at the next regu
lar meeting of the council the people
will be fully apprised as to the real
Harry Hill was to have been ex
ecuted by the sheriff last Friday. A
line or two from the supreme court
will possibly explain that Hill is still
alive and will continue so for several
months at the least.
Is the Careful
Buyer's Refuge. $
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