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VOL. 13. 30. 18. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1894. $1.00 wVxStSe..
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Committer of the Council.
Miiynr-elect Newell Las made up his
committees of the city council as fol
lows: Finance Bridge, Grimes, Steimker.
Fire and -water Smith, Ilinshaw,
Claims Sattler, Smith Slater.
License Jones, Steimker, Messer
smith. Streets, alleys and bridges Steimker,
Police Slater, Jones, Bridge.
Gas and lighting Ilawkins, Smith,
Hospital Messersmith, Grimes,
Cemetery Ilinshaw, Slater, Jones.
Several months ago The Journal
printed an item to the effect that the
ii. & M. railroad company would build
a new iron bridge across the Platte
river at Oreapolis during the coming
summer. This item was reprinted by
the state press, and in a few days the
Omaha World-Herald declared, on the
authority of Mr. Iloldrege, that the
company had no such intentions. If
Mr. Iloldrege authorized the World
Ilerald's denial, he is evidently not
posted on the doings or intentions of
his road. On the day before the item
was printed in The Journal Messrs.
Olsen and Woodring, of the bridge de
partment of the road, were at Oreapolis
making soundings in the river, and
just now the ground is being cleared
for the construction of spur tracks on
both sides of the river for the purpose
of handling the material for the new
Haw's Thin !
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that can not
be cured by Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J? CHENEY & CO., Props.,
We the undersigned have known
F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transaction and fin
ancially able to carry out any obliga
tion made by their firm.
West & Tkuax, wholesale druggists,
Toledo, O. Waldixg. Kinxan &
Marvin, wholesale druggists, Toledo,
HalTs catarrh cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system,
l'rice 7fc. per bottle. Sold by all drug
gists. Testimonials free.
Silver novelties at A. L. Coleman's.
"She Stoops to Conquer," the home
taleut play which has been in progress
of rehearsal for several weeks past,
will be presented at the White opera
bouse on Friday evening. May 4. The
daie w as originally fixed for April 27,
but has been postponed until May 4.
Remember the date May 4.
To Iti kt torn.
The Plattsmouth Canning company
desire to contract for 1 (mi acres toma
toes at $7 per ton. If you have only a
small piece of idle ground plant it in
tomatoes: it. w ill i:iv vim . Fnr tiar-
ticu'ars enquire at ihe hardware store
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See Brown and save money this year
on your wall paper, paints and oils.
AGAINST THE COUNTY
Judge Chapman Holds the County
Liable for Bridge Repairs.
DID NOT OBEY THE INJUNCTION
Father Corbett Hold services in the 1'al
uiyra Church Punday in Spltt of
Judge Cbapuian'i Restrain
ing Order otes.
Decision Against the Couuty
Judge Chapman has rendered his
decision in the somewhat celebrated
Louisville bridge case, in which the
citizens of Louisville precinct sought
to compel the board of commissioners
to cause repairs to be made in the ap
proaches and wagon bridge over the
Platte river at Louisville. The case
was heard on February 9th, and the
decision rendered is against the county
commissioners, and is as follows:
"It is therefore considered by the
court that the petition of intervention
filed herein be and the same hereby is
dismissed at the costs of said inter
veners, taxed to the sum of $10.35, to
which the said interveners except.
That a peremptory w rit of mandamus
issue against said county commis
sioners of Cass county, and the com
missioner for the second commis
sioner's district, commanding them to
at once proceed to repair the wagon
bridge across the Platte river near the
villaze of Louisville, in Cass county.
Nebraska, and to repair the southern
approach to said bridge and to place
both said bridge and said approach
thereto in safe condition for travel.
and that the respondents pay the costs
of this action, not taxed to the inter
veners, and amounting to . The
respondents except and forty days
from the rising of trie court given in
which to prepare bill of exceptions.
"Saji'l M. Chapmax, Judge."
This finding will probably not be ac
cepted as final, and an appeal will be
taken to the supreme court.
Italeyed Judge Chapman's Injunction.
Last Sunday was a remarkable day
for Palmyra, both on account of the
peace and quiet prevailing and the
number of worshippers attending ser
vices at the various churches. Father
Corbctt held services in the Catholic
church, notwithstanding that Sheriff
nuberle and Deputy Thomas were
present with an injunction from J udge
Chapman restraining him from offi
ciating. Father Smith and Bishop
Bonacum held services in Bell's hall.
There was a large crowd in attend
ance. Father Smith and Deputy
Sheriff Thomas went from Nebraska
City and Bishop Bonacum and Father
Corbett from Lincoln. Bishop Bona
cum proceeded to the church and de
manded admission. He was refused
by the guard and Father Corbett in a
speech not complimentary to the
bishop. Bishop Bonacum asked the
deputy sheriff to open the door. The
deputy sheriff said he had no authority
to compel the opening of the door
After a short conference the bishop
concluded to keep within the law.
There was no trouble and none was
anticipated. The controversy has
been long and annoying to all parties
and the people have to much respect
for law and order and the good name
of the community to act rashly. Father
Smith will hold services regularly as
soon as he gets possession, as he has
been stationed at Palmyra.
Uaa Wheel, in Hi. Head.
U. J.McCorkle was examined by the
commissioners of insanity last Mon
day and adjudged insane and ordered
taken to the insane hospital at Lin
coln, to which institution he was
taken Tuesday. Mr. McCorkle has
been making his home with Stephen
Wiles, three miles southwest of town,
and has been laboring under a delu
sion for a number of years, and for a
period of eight years was an inmate
in an insane asylum in Texas. One
day last winter he appeared at these
headquarters and submitted a start
ling proposition, which he wanted
published in the paper, as follows:
"I claim that the true church of God
is of man and his wife. All other
churches are of man and the devil."
He challenged contradiction of this
statement, and as the debating editor
was out when he called, he carried his
point. Some ponderous topic of simi
lar nature has evidently become
clogged in the wheels in Mr. Mc
Corkle's head, w hich accounts for his
presert unfortunate condition.
1'olunri Chilis rigs for Sale.
Thirty two head of full pigs, both
sexes, weighing from 100 to 150 lbs.,
price $15 each. Eli M.Smith, Union,
AKOCNU THE COl'KT ROOMS.
The transcript in the appeal case of
Eliza Siebold vs. Calwin Graves was
filed in district court Saturday. Ten
dollars is the amount involved.
County Attorney Travis submitted a
motion for a new trial before Judge
Chapman in the Louisville bridge
case, and the same was over-ruled.
The county commissioners have an
nounced their intention of prosecuting
an appeal to the supreme court.
Judge Chapman decided the man
damus action yesterday wherein it was
sought to set aside the county bridg
ing contract recently let to J. II.
Sheely & Co. The judge denied to
issue the writ and entered a judgment
against the relator, II. A. Booth, for
License to wed was issued in county
court Friday to W. J. McNaughton
and Miss Maggie Corbett, both of
The case of Mrs. Etberide vs.
Carnes was being argued before County
Judge Ramsey last Saturday. The
litigants both reside in Greenwood.
Only a small amount is involved.
Another election contest has been
filed in Judge Ramsey's court. It has
its origin in Weeping Water and a
perusal of the petition shows that Geo.
W. Haywood is contesting the seat of
Wm. Marshall, the newly-elected
councilman from the second w ard in
that town. Haywood brings the con
test as an elector and alleges that
Marshall is not a f ull-tledged elector by
reason of his still being a subject of
England. If Marshall's election is
eventually disproven, Jno. Donelan
will fall heir to his seat in the council,
as John received the second largest
vote for that oflice in that town.
JUSTICE AKCnEK'S COURT.
The Omaha fire insurance company
have commenced au action in Judge
Archer's court against Chas. Murray,
to collect a promissory note for $33. 00.
The hearing of the case is stt for next
The suit of Bates vs. Applegate,
wherein the sum ot $120 is sued for.
was on trial before Judge Archer yes
terday. The litigants reside at
Nehawka and some ten or twelve of
the residents of that enterprising vil
lage were on hand as witnesses.
COURT ROOM NOTES.
John Hennings and Clarence May
field, two of Eight Mile Grove's best
known farmers, were callers at the
court house Saturday.
P. S. Barnes of Weeping Water was
a county court caller Friday on busi
ness connected with the Decker
estate, of which he is administrator.
Wm. Dellesdernier of Elmwood was
formally admitted to practice in dis
trict court yesterday. Mr. D. will
open an office in Elmwood and TnE
Journal has no fear but what he
will be a credit to the Cass county bar
and to the profession.
Want, to be City Marshal.
II. M. Maguire, of Havelock, has
been circulating a petition for signers
asRing the incoming administration to
appoint him marshal of Plattsmouth.
Until last week Henry occupied the
exalted position of chief of the volun
teer fire cohipany in the village of
Havelock, and therefore was probably
a resident of that place. He formerly
lived in this city and at one time was
a member of the police force here. It
is not probable that Henry will receive
the appointment, because Mayor
Newell will rot be compelled to go to
Havelock to find a man to accept the
place, when there are so many patriots
who live in Plattsmouth just dying to
serve the dear people in the capacity
of city marshal.
Murder in the Maud Hill..
A mysterious and cold-blooded mur
der was committed forty-five miles
south of Rushville, Neb., in the sand
hills Saturday afternoon. The mur
dered man, John Mushfelt, was plow
ing in his garden patch some distance
from the house when his wife heard a
shot and going to the door saw near
the team, a stranger on horseback,
who, upon seeing her, rode rapidly
away. She went at once to where the
team was and found her husband lying
on his face with a bullet hole through
his forehead. No motive for tint crime
is known, and altogether it is very
$1,500 to loan on farm security on
1st or 2d mortgage. J. M. Leyda.
The wedding of Mr. Hans II. Goos
and Miss Annie Guthmann was con
summated at noon yesterday at the
home of the bride in the Second ward,
Rev. H. B. Burgess officiating. A
small audience, composed of the im
mediate relatives and friends of the
contractingparties, witnessed the cere
mony, and at its conclusion were
seated to a bounteons wedding din
ner. The groom is well-known in and
about Plattsmouth, and has estab
tablished a reputation for honesty and
integrity of which he may justly feel
proud. His bride was reared in this
city and in her the groom may con
gratulate himself in securing a young
lady who will certainly make him an
They will make their home at the
City Hotel, which hostelry the groom
has contracted to operate after May
1st. They have the best wishes of The
Journal that their wedded life may
be replete with much joy and pros
perity. Sitziuan Wm Discharged.
The preliminary hearing of Henry
Sitzinan, Ed Robinson and Oswald
Schubert, charged with burglarizing
freight cars in transit between this
city and Pacific Junction, and who
were taken to Glenwood last week, oc
curred at the latter place on Saturday
before a justice of the peace. After
listening to the testimony the justice
concluded that there was no evidence
against Sitzman, and he was dis
charged. The case against Robinson
and Schubert was taken under advise
ment until this week, when they
will no doubt be given their liberty.
These boys have been once tried for
this crime, were found guilty and sen
tenced. They have served their sen
tences, and the attempt to punish
them again is contrary to law.
Trouble lu the Kelly Rank.
The Kelly army has reached Atlan
tic, Iowa, minus some 200 men who de
serted along the route from Council
Bluffs. Yesterday's newspaper reports
say that the Sacramento division,
which numbers almost half the army,
is out on a strike, the men claiming
that the general shows partiality in
the distribution of food and clothing
by giving the San Francisco division
the best of the supplies. It is also
claimed that a plot was discovered
Tuesday which bad originated in the
Sacramento division to take the life of
Kelly, and but for a letter of warning
the commander w ould doubtless have
been killed. Altogether the prospects
for the army reaching Washington are
considered extremely slim.
Kose water Held For Contempt.
E. Rosewater, editor of the Omaha
Bee, was Tuesday morning adjudged
guilty of contempt of court by Judge
Scott and sentenced to thirty days in
jail and to pay a fine of $500. The
contempt consisted of a statement
made in the court report of the paper,
for which D. W. Percival, the court
reporter, was fined some time since,
appeal on which is still pending. Mr.
Rosewater was remanded to the sher
iff's custody. Meanwhile Attorney
E. W. Simeral was speeding to Colum
bus, w here he secured a stay of pro
ceedure from Judge Post of the su
preme court ; where the case will be
District Court in Se.slou.
Judge Chapman convened district
court for a short session in the equity
court room last Monday for the hear
ing of several cases.
In the case of the Phoenix Life In
surance company vs. Peter Merges,
Parmele and Craig were allowed to in
tervene, and a judgment for $770.00
A divorce was granted to Petrie
Beal against Hiram W. Beal.
The case of P. S. Barnes, adminis
trator of the estate of Rosan Decker,
deceased, vs. Frank Massie, was on
trial Monday afternoon.
Miss Grace Post, a former resident
of Beatrice, was married recently at
her home in Jerseyville, 111., to Mr. C.
II. Calling of South Bend, Ind. The
wedding was the sequel of a romantic
love affair which began by young Mr.
Calling falling in love with a photo
graph. While living in Beatrice Miss
Post sent a photo to Chicago for en
largement. It went to a studio owned
by an uncle of young Calling,wbere he
saw it and was smitten. Securing the
original's address, a correspondence
followed. The rest has been told. They
will reside in South Bend, Ind.
You will be pleased with the mild
and lasting effects of the Japanese
Liver Pellets. Try them. Sold by
Fricke & Co,
Murderer Debany Insane.
That Debany, the Nance county
murderer, confined in the county jail
at Columbus under sentence of death
is insane can no longer be doubted by
the most skeptical who will take occa
sion to visit the jail and witness his
strangle antics. One of his country
men, a Pole, visited him Sunday and
tried to converse with him, but could
get nothing intelligible from him. He
imagines everything he sees has come
to destroy him, and even a dog passing
the jail recently caused him to quake
with fear and seek protection in the
cage. Several times lately he has at
tempted to take his life and last week
a night watch was placed over him,
Nance county paying the freight. Ills
nights are passed with fretful naps
and pitiful mutterings. A prominent
physician of Columbus said Sunday
that he thought Debany would not live
many months even if taken to an in
sane asylum at once.
Th Ex-President in Omaha.
Ex-President Harrison passed
through Omaha Friday enroute east
from his recent trip to California. He
arrived on the 11:55 a.m. Union Pa
cific train and made a stop of about
twenty minutes. Ilia time was spent
in shaking hands with the crowd. The
ex-president is travelling in a private
car. He expressed himself as having
had an agreeable stay in California.
The party consisted of Mrs. McKee,
her two children and Mr. Harrison's
private secretary, E. P. Tibbott. The
crowd at the dopot numbered perhaps
500 people. Among them were repre
sentatives of the Hamilton club.promi
nent republicans and other citizens.
The ex-president did not make a
Morton la SUty-Two.
A Washington dispatch to the Lin
coln Journal says: Secretary Morton
celebrated his sixty-second birthday
Sunday in the quiet of his rooms at
the Portland. The founder of Arbor
day received many telegrams of con
gratulation, the most prized one being
from Arbor Lodge, Nebraska City,
signed by his children and grand
children. John Mattes cabled con
gratulations from Vienna. In the
evening several friends called to per
sonally pay their respects. The news
paper notices which Arbor day and its
founder received would fill a good
A Bad Man Suicides.
George Co veil, a ranchman, residing
near Carnes, Nebraska, cut his throat
with a table-kaife Thursday and died
soon after. Covell is the man who
shot and killed Dayton and Rivers,
two neighboring ranchmen, two years
ago. He is also thought to be the man
who killed a man named Shelly five or
six years ago and threw the body into
the Niobrara river, where it waB found
a few days after, bruised and bleed
ing. Covell was a small, cross-eyed
and inferior looking man, very irrita
ble, and having no control of himself
Larger Than all Combined.
Eight hundred samples of the new
est and tastiest styles in wall paper.
This is a larger assortment than can
be found in all wall paper stocks in
the city combined. Samples can be
seen at Pettee's music store. Paper
delivered to any part of the city one
day after order is given. Also calso
mining and paper hanging given
prompt attention. dtf
Watches and jewelry repaired in a
first-class manner. A. L. Coleman.
GO HAND IN HAND.
Nature supplies the first, the Busy Housewife must attend
the second, but for the last.
Pao to yY Q VI ,s the Careful
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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.
S PEARLMAN, The House Furnisher.
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE, PLATTSMOUTH.
Those Ordnance Tests.
The Lincoln News in an issue of last
week published a purported account of
how C. W. Sherman, The Journal
editor, who is now at Washington, at
tempted to impersonate Congressman
Bryan in order to witness the govern
ment ordnance tests. Mr. Sherman
denies the affair in toto and penned a
letter to the Lincoln News requesting
that the latter paper publish it. After
perpetrating a fake the Lincoln paper
refuses to make a correction, and for
this reason The Journal reproduces
the letter which it was requested to
publish. Here it ib:
Editor News: It is not a pleasant
task to spoil a good story, but for fear
that some of my Nebraska friends
might conclude that I was running a
race with Col. Breckinridge to see who
would get to the fool-killer first, I am
constrained to allude to your recently
published story in relation to the part
I played in the expedition to witness
the test of Uncle Sam's big guns at
Indian Head, some forty miles below
this city. The article in question is
all true except that I presented a ticket
bearing Mr. Bryan's name; that the
official taking up the tickets said to
me: "You are not Mr. Bryan this
card admits only Mr. Bryan;" that I
"withdrew from the scene somewhat
abashed," without explaining who 1
was, and that I "didn't witness the
test." But for these little inaccuracies
the story might go unchallenged. If
that story is true I must be in the at
titude of the man who asked of him
self: "Am I Ami, or ain't I Ami; and
if I ain't Ami, who the devil am I?"
I have a very distinct recollection of
being a member of the party on that
jolly expedition; of hearing and seeing
the big guns fired, just as did other
members, but if I wasn't there it was
the most remarkable case of som
nambulism I ever heard of. The fact
was, I went to the Dolphin that morn
ing bearing a letter to Secretary
Herbert from Mr. Bryan, asking that
official to take me aboard in his stead,
as he could not go. This letter I pre
sented to the official at the gang-plank,
and ha referred it to the officer in
charge of the quarter-deck, who gave
orders to have me admitted, and I
walked aboard, just as the others did,
and my right to be there was not
questioned from that on. Except for
the mud at the testing place and the
rainy weather, we had an exceptionally
pleasant excursion. The only ex
planation I can think of why your in
formant could have imagined the story
given you, was the abundance of "re
freshments" served, and that he par
took so freely as to become befuddled.
As to the fact of my presence through
out the trip, I would refer you to Con
gressmen Pence of Colorado, Mc
Keighan of Nebraska, Bell of Kansas,
and Messrs. P. E. Cox of the house
folding room and Tom Cokely, house
messenger. I also met Secretaries
Morton and Herbert and many others
This may seem a good deal to say
about a small matter, but I trust your
sense of fairness will suggest its publi
cation. Yours truly,
C. W. Sherman.
The Bethlehem correspondent of the
Pacific Junction Recorder says: A
party of unknowns fired up the saw
mill one night last week, and with a
fearful gauge of steam on, tied the
whistle down and skipped out. There
was great danger of the boiler explod
ing, but little did they think of that
when perpetrating the rash act.
Dr. Marshall, DENTIST" Fitzger
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