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VOL. 13. NO. 20. PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. MAT 10, 189. $1.00 .f?i?5AS.
THE AGONY IS OYER.
Win. K. Fox Is Chosen to Serve the
Patrons of the Local Office.
GIVES GENERAL SATISFACTION
District Court la in Session A Strict Quar
antine Will be Established Over the
Backaa t amity. A fflicted wltli
Small Fox Other Items.
Fox Plucks the Poatofflce Plum.
The question, "who will be Platts-
mouth's democratic postmaster?" was
definitely settled last Wednesday,
when a telegram was received from
Washington announcing that the
president had decided tbe question in
favor of W. K. Fox. News of the ap
pointment was not a surprise, in view
of the fact that National Committee
man Castor had a few days ago an
nounced that the president would de
cide in Mr. Fox's favor.
The appointment will undoubtedly
eive universal satisfaction to the
patrons of the local postoffice. because
of the popularity and well-known
business integrity and ability of the
man who has been selected to serve
them as postmaster. From a political
standpoint the appointment will also
give satisfaction to the party rank and
file, because Mr. Fox's democracy has
never been doubted. Democrats gen
erally, without regard to factional
differences, will be pleased to see the
local office filled ,by a member of their
party, and will be glad that the race
for the position has been decided.
The newly-appointed postmaster will
assume charge of the office as soon as
t he many details can be attended to,
and before June 1. Plattsmouth will
have a democratic postmaster.
Wm. K. Fox. next postmaster of Plattsmontb,
first saw the litht of day in the yearJttfO, In Cal
loway county, in the good old democratic com
monwealth of Mit-souri. On November 1, 140.
he removed with his parents to this city, which
has ever since been his home. Here his father
opened a law office, and afterwards became edi
tor of the Cat County Democrat, which position
he filled until his death in 172. The boyhood
days of tne next postmaster -were passed in
Plattsmouth, and here he grew to man's estate.
In lS) he .entered the employ of F. S. White,
which position he holds today, with fourteen
years faithful service to his credit. In 18S8 he
received the democratic nomination, for city
clerk, to which position he was elected by four
majority, when the head of the ticket and sev
eral of his fellow candidates went down in de
feat. In 1390 he was re-elected city clerk by a
majority of 255, and again in lf92 he was re
elected by the largest majority received by any
successful candidate that year, and among the
largest ever given any candidate at a municipal
election in Plattsmouth. Last week he turned
over his office to his successor, after serving the
city for three successive terms, or six years, as
clerk, during which time he has ju9tly earned a
reputation for being pains taking and always
courteous and obliging. His administration of
the affairs of the city clerf s office has never
been excelled by his predecessors, and his good
record in that office proves that he will be a fit
successor to Capt. Marshall, J. X. Wise aDd H.
J. Streigbt in the local postoffice.
Will Take a New Start
The Bonacum-Corbett case was dis
missed without prejudice by Judge
Chapman on Monday at tbe request
of plaintiff, and thus Corbett wins tbe
first round. The reason generally as
signed for such proceedings on the
part ot plaintiff is that counsel for
tbe bishop feared the outcome of the
issue raised by Attorney Warren re
garding the legality of tbe injunction
restraining Corbett from holding ser
vices in the Catholic church at Pal
myra. This injunction was issued by
Judge Chapman in the county of Cass,
and was served on Coibett without
being filed in the office of the clerk of
the court in Otoe county, thus raising
a question of jurisdiction. This
question was raised by Attorney
Warren, and the judge took the
matter under advisement. Rather than
await the decision Attorney Sullivan
concluded to have the case dismissed,
and then proceed to reopen it again by
filing a new petition and asking for an
injunction, which was granted. Tbe
new case was commenced in Otoe
county, and the case will be tried
there. Attorney Sullivan was at Ne
braska City Monday and filed the
papers, and the new injunction has
probably been served. Tbe dismissal
of the first case also causes the dis
missal of the Corbett contempt case.
Will Have Them Quarantined.
Dr. J. II. Hall and Policeman Fitz
patrick went over into the Iowa bot
toms Tuesday to investigate tbe case
of small-pox reported at tbe home of a
family named Backus, mention of
which was made in Monday evening's
paper. The doctor found that Mrs.
Backus was sick with tbe dread disease,
and that the other parties living in the
bouse her husband and a man named
King and a daughter of the latter-were
not vaccinated, and if not quaran
tined were liable to spread the con
tagion among the other residents of
The doctor reported the result of his
investigations to the mayor and board
of Pacific Junction, and these officials
assured him that the infected premises
would be strictly quarantined.
District Court Convenes.
Judge Chapman convened tbe May
term of district court at ten o'clock
Tuesday morning, and tbe calling of
the docket, which includes some two
hundred cases, was immediately com
The divorce case of George Lohnes
vs. Margaret Lohnes was called up
and a decree was granted the plaintiff,
which also gave him the custody of
tbe two children.
In the suit of tbe Commercial Bank
of Weeping Water vs. Arthur Cross,
evidence was submitted and a judg
ment accorded the plaintiff for the
Bum of $7,201.51. No further busi
ness was transacted during tbe after
noon except to finish tbe calling of
A MYSTERIOUS DEATH
Will Long;, of Mynard, Is Found
Lying Dead in a Stable.
CUT OF FIVE AND TEN PER CENT
In Teachers' Salaries Is the Result The
New Order Will Mean a Saving of
Twelve Unndred Dollars
Other "ews Items.
The state board of equalization, in
session at the state capital for several
days, completed the work Tuesday of
fixing the valuation of the railroads in
Few changes were made in the valua
tions, except slight changes on the
mainlines. The Omaha & Southern,
a part of the Missouri Pacific running
south from Omaha and through this
city, has become a main line since last
year, and its valuation has been in
creased from $3,000 to $5,500 per mile.
The reductions over last year are as
follows: B. & M., $11,500 to 811.250
per mile; Union Pacific. $11,000 to $10,-
500; Missouri Pacific. $5,250 to $5,000;
Sioux City, O'Neil & Western. $4,000
to $3,500. The Omaha Southern only
was increased. The total mileage in
the state is 554.252. and the total
valuation is $27,930,17S 00. thus making
the average valuation per mile $5.-
Land Office Appointment.
The president made the following
appointments of officers of Nebraska
land offices yesterday: Ambrose S.
Campbell, register at McCook; Patrick
Gibbons, receiver at McCook; Elmer
Williams, receiver at O'Neill, and
Wm. B. Morrison, receiver at Lincoln.
Morrison's appointment was recom
mended by Congressman Bryan, and
the remainder are credited to Commit
That ebraka City Time Card.
Driving to the county seat will be
come quite popular now, since the
Missouri Pacific railway has revised its
time table to benefit Nebraska City.
Thefollowingfrom the Weeping Water
Eagle needs no further comment:
"City Attorney Douglas, ex-Mayor
Adams, Attorney J. II. Ilaldeman and
T. M. Howard, of tbe Commercial
bank, drove to Plattsmouth yesterday
on court business."
The Nebraska City News says:
Sheriff Jos. Huberle, who was at Pal
myra yesterday, seems to think that
despite the injunction served on Father
Corbett by him as sheriff, on the order
of the district court, there will be
trouble at Palmyra next Sunday when
Rev. Father Smith goes out there to
hold services. The Catholic church at
bat place has been locked up, and it
is thought, by Father Corbett's friends.
Sheriff Huberle says that this seems to
be the opinion ot those who reside in
and about Palmyra, and who claim to
know the true feeling over the mat
The wages of the section men on the
Missouri Pacific have been cut from
$1.50 to $1 per day, and the amount
set aside for each section by the com
pany has been limited to $160 per
month. When that amount has been
used the foreman lays off his men tbe
rest of the month. This is retrench
ing with a vengeance. Falls City
Nebraska City proposes to celebrate
the nation's anniversary in a truly
royal fashion, and The Journal
opines that if the Nebraska City
people make the proper arrangements
Plattsmouth will send down a big dele
gation to assist in tbe screaming.
The News congratulates Matt Ger
ing on hie appointment. If he could
dot secure the office of United States
district attorney he got the next best
office first assistant. Nebraska City
Old gold or silver bought or taken in
exchange for goods. A. L. Coleman.
Found Dead in the Stable.
Will Long, a son of S. I. Long, living
in the vicinity of Mynard, was dis
covered lying dead in the stable Fri
day evening. At noon Friday he
accompanied the men to the field to
begin the afternoon's work. Shortly
afterwards, while talking with one of
the men, be said that he was going to
the house to shell some seed corn.
During the afternoon a young lady
who lives at Long's went out to the
stable to gather the eggs, and noticed
Will lying in the stable, apparently
asleep. In a a playful mood she threw
a corn cob at him, but he did not
awaken. She procured the eggs and
returned to the house, and nothing
further was seen or heard of him until
supper time, when the men returned
from the field and found him still lying
in the stabJe. They also supposed him
to be asleep, and called to him that it
was supper time, but he paid no at
tention to the call, and then one of the
men shook him to awatfli bim, when
he was horrified to discover that life
had departed and the body was cold in
School Hoard Meeting.
The board of education was
in session on Tuesday afternoon,
tbe purpose of which was to select
teachers for the coming school yeai
The meeting was a lengthy one for
several reasons. the principal conten
tion being on the salary question, and
after a long discussion the board de
creed that the teachers mubt work for
less money than has been paid during
the present year. The cut will effect
the salaries which reached or exceeded
$45 to the tune of ten per cent, while
five per cent was ordered lopped off the
salaries below $45. None werespared
the snickersnee effecting tbe superin
tendent as well as the poorest paid
teacher in the schools.
The salary question disposed of, the
selection of instructors was taken up
and resulted in tbe choice of tbe fol
Superintendent, F. C. McClelland;
principal, W. N. Halsey; penmanship
instructor, Miss McGowan; teachers,
Mary McClelland, Aldora Clark, Addie
Searl, Sallie Thomas, Cora Cook,
Mary Jamison, Edna Adams, Mary
Wigton, Ella Wright, Nannie
Sherman, Margaret Wright, Alice
Mann. Teresa Hem pel, Florence
Richardson, Myrta Porter, Annie
Heisel, Mary Shepherd, Mattie Wil
liams, Myrtle Purdy, Alice Wilson,
Olive Gass, Alberta Hyers and Mabel
Hayes. All of the above are at pres
ent occupying positions in the schools,
and their re-election leaves the corps
lacking two of completion, providing
that all are willing to accept the cut.
Has determined to Sacrifice his Stock of Merchandise,
REGARDLESS OF VALUE. Read this list carefully.
The prices quoted are Bona-Fide and will Save You
Fifty Cents on Every Dollar:
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War Bones Fear Bryan.
"I notice the Chicago Times is en
deavoring to defend Congressman
Bryan in his fight with party enemies
in Nebraska," said a staid old Jack
son ian yesterday. "It seems a trifle un
fortunate, however, that a man as able
as Bryan is must go so far from home
to find a champion. His friends
here want him to run for governor,
while the Mortonian wing of the party
is seeking his political destruction. I
have beard that Bryan is in a quan
dary he does not today know whether
he shall run for governor or stand
for re-election to congress. Success in
either direction, his friends urge,
would make him an eligible candidate
for the United States senate next
winter to succeed Senator Manderson.
The old democratic war horses fear
Bryan, and are doing all they can to
smother him." Omaha Bee.
Agent Stoutenborough of the M. P.
reports that the freight rates from St.
Louis to this point have been cut from
55 cents to 15 cents per hundred for
first-class freight, while all other
classes have been cut to correspond.
The new rates take effect Saturday
and will doubtless result in tbe moving
of considerale merchandise all along
Early and late seed potatoes at Mc
Court's. Hurry up before they are all
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DO NOT BOY ONE DOLLAR'S WORTH OF
Clothina, Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots or Shoes
Until you have seen this great Sacrifice Sale.
ELSON. THECASH CLOTHIER, PLATTSMOUTH.
N. B. Bring this circular with you. We will allow 25c in
Merchandise for the same.
Nehawka's Bright Proipecta.
Nehawka promises to be a booming
town for the next several months. The
firm of Van Court & Lemist, owners
of the big Nehawka rock quarries,
have contracted to deliver 3,000 cars of
crushed stone for the building of the
Douglas county roads. This will give
employment to a large number of men
and will keep the village of Nehawka
lively during the summer.
The firm of Van Court & Rood have
put their lime kilns in good working
order and burned a few cars of lime.
They have bought 700 cords of wood,
stripped a big lot of rock and are pre
pared to burn 30,000 barrels of lime
What the School ChUdren Cost.
The Journal has already printed
a table showing tbe average yearly cost
per pupil in tbe public schools of the
principle towns in the state, but in
view of the cut in teachers' salaries
recently ordered by the Plattsmouth
board of education, the figures may
again be of interest. Here they are:
Lincoln, $2fi.9S; Beatrice, $23.79; Grand
Island, $26.05; Nebraska City, $28.88;
South Omaha, $27.20; Kearney, $25.16;
Fremont, $25.95; Hastings, $23.90;
Crete, $17.93; Plattsmouth, $16.
The general passenger agent of the
Missouri Pacific need not wonder much
if the receipts from tbe sale of passen
ger tickets falls fl ; i the stations in
Cass county. Any railroad company
which would put on such an abomin
able time-table deserves to lose by the
I House-Cleaning and
I New Furniture
I CO HAND IN HAND.
Nature supplies the first, the Busy Housewife must attend
the second, but for the last.
Is the Careful
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.
OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE, PLATTSMOUTH.
Tbe state contest of the High School
Declamatory union will be held in
Love's opera house in Fremont on
May 11. Tbe cities which will be
represented are: Ashland, Aurora,
Blair, Fremont, Greely, Humboldt,
Minden, Plattsmouth, Pawnee City
Blue-grass see4 at McCourts
Pat Dore spent Sunday in Havelock
again this week. He reports good
sales again in Cass connty last week
and good living. Pat is stuck on
country grub and says he never pa
tronizes hotels when he can procure
entertainment from an agriculturist.
Silver novtlties at A. L. Coleman's-
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