Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, May 31, 1894, Image 1

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VOL. 13, SO. 23. FLA.TTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1894. $1.00 ,F ViifLW
A Brakeman Shot Down by a Gang
of Tramps.
While the Officer, Have a Il.noriptiou of
the Other, and Feel Hopeful of he
curing Their Arretit Other
Matter, of Interval.
Brakesman Stokesbury. who left
Council Bluffs Friday night at about 11
o'clock on C. ti. O.. train No. 7G, was
shot and killed by a member of a gaDg
of tramps who Stokesbury was trjing
to put off the train. The tragedy oc
curred just outside of the Q. yards at
Council Bluffs. Stokesbury discovered
the tramps hidden away among tome
machinery on a flat car. He ordered
them out, and when he endeavored to
drive them out two shots were fired at
close range by the tramps. One bullet
took effect in the left ear, leav
ing powder marks. and another
entered his throat at the front.
Stokesbury fell upon the track and
was picked up and conveyed to
Council Bluffs. His home is at lied
Oak, Iowa, where he has a wife and
children. He is a new man on the
road. Two tramps were arrested, giv
ing the names of Moore and Lynch.
Two other men were in the gang and
the officers have their descriptions.
A Toothful Robber,
Harrison Graves was carted over
to the Pearl street jail Friday night by
the officers with a massive jag aboard.
Graves is a graduate of the Ashland
gold cure institute and for some three
years past has let liquor entirely
alone. Some two weeks ago, how
ever, he took to drinking and since
that time he has guzzled so much of
the extract of corn that he is now on
the verge of tremens. Because of his
ailment the officers were unable to
bring him over to police court for trial
Another incident in connection with
Graves' spree was an attempt to rob
him a short time before the offi
cers took him to jail. Wesley Beeson,
a youth of tough inclinations, made
the attempt to possess Graves' wealth,
but before he had accomplished his
object, Officer Woodson divined his in
tent, and after a spirited chase down
an alley, overtook the young man and
gave him a berth along with Graves at
the jail.
Arinlng- the Trainmen.
The contingent of the commonweal
fncamped on the river front at Denver
w as considerably increased as to num
bers Thursday night, according to re
ports received at Burlington head
quarters, the tents provided by Gov
ernor Waite of Colorado hardly being
sufficient to shelter the men. While
there was little change in the situation
it is thought the men are being held
at Denver for a 'low rate, which the
governor is interesting himself in pro
viding for the trudgedians. Failing in
securing the low rate desired, the men
make no bones about asserting that
they will ride east, whether the roads
like it or not. But the roads do not
propose to allow any overt act on the
part of the industrials, and it is
hinted that the Burlington will follow
the example ef the Rock Island and
arm employes with repeating riiles and
also issue commissions to them as
deputy sheriffs.
Another Victim of filial 1 fox.
Mrs. S. F. Hunter, of Pacific Junc
tion, died on Thursday. She was one
of the persons exposed to the small
pox and was quarantined, during
which she was taken sick with luDg
fever. Twenty-eight days after ex
posure she Bhowed eymptons of small
pox, and in four days death ensued,
the latter disease being the indirect
cause. She was vaccinated after ex
posure, but it did not take. There is
no question but what the complication
of disorders with which the deceased
was afflicted was the actual cause of
death, the attack from small pox
hastening the end.
Elmer W., the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. P. Weidmann, died yester
day morning at 9:20 o'clock, after an
illness of nine weeks with pneumonia,
aged thrpe years and nine monthB.
The funeral services will be held at the
family residence on Seventh and Wal
nut street tomorrow afternoon at two
.o'clock. Rev. Witte officiating.
We are here to stay and not merely
xo sell you one pair of spectacles and
then leave you. Always buy your
spectacles of Gering & Co.'e
A, to Removing the l'oatoftice.
Our contemporary, the News, is per
fectly correct in the stand it has taken
against the removal of the postoffice
from its present location in the Riley
building, on Sixth street, to some
point on Main street. The chances
are ten to one that were the postoffice
to be remove every business room in
the Riley block would be vacant in
less than a month. It seems to The
Journal that the people of i'latts
mouth should think twice be
fore seeninc !o bring- about a
result which would make va
cant and unprofitable the hand
somest business block in the town.
The Joi'KNAi. is unquestionably in
favor of letting the office remain just
where it is. The location is convenient
and the rooms plenty spacious enough
to meet the requirements, and alto
gether the patrons of the place could
not be better satisfied. However, it
behooves the merchants in the near
vicinity of the office to be up and
hustling and offer some inducements
to the new postmaster to maintain the
office where it is.
The Fruit Crop at Nebawka.
At present the outlook for fruit of
all kinds in this vicinity is very good.
The frost of the 19th and 20th inst.
did no material damage except to
grapes and strawberries. Particularly
the grapes were damage a great deal.
The cherries received slight injuries
on the low ground. Those on high
land are all right and give promise of
a big crop. The apple outlook is fair.
The blight has affected some varieties,
such as Winesap, Jonathan, and Geni
tan, but even these varieties have a
few apples remaining. Nearly all
other kinds will yield more than half
a crop. The Ben Davis trees are
loaded with apples. The fruit growers
of this county expect to harvest more
than half a crop of apples. This is en
couraging, for the past two years
there has been practically no apples
at all. We are now in hopes that the
blight will leave entirely by another
Shot Out Hi, Eye.
Monday afternoon two boys named
Will Cross and Albert Timmas were
amusing themselves by shooting
through the tile drain on north Fourth
street with a "nigger shooter." Tim
mas was at one end of the drain and
Cross at the other, and just as Cross
shot Trimmas was looking through
the drain. The pebble or bullet
glanced along the tile and struck Trim
mas in the right eye, completely tear
ing out his eye and making a terrible
wound. Dr. Livingston was called and
dressed the wound. The shooting was
unintentional, but the result is almost
criminal. City Marshal Grace in
formed a reporter Tuesday that here
after any boy found with a "nigger
shooter' in his possession would be ar
rested and locked up.
Effect of the Coal Famine.
Reports of a serious accident on the
Burlington railway come from Kewa
nee. Ills. Owing to the scarcity of
coal the road attempted to run the
locomotive of the fast mail train
from Chicago Wednesday night with
coal oil. The oilexploded at Kewanee,
scattering the burning fluid over the
engineer and fireman. The former is
probably fatally injured and the latter
seriously injured.
Bill Schroeder.alias Charles Lamont,
was arrested at East Omaha the other
evening charged with being one of the
guilty parties engaged in raising the
amount of United States 11 and S2 bills
to $10 and $20, a great number of which
are being circulated in that locality.
He was captured by Sergeant Ormsby,
who found him at Courtland beach,
a pleasure resort which, though on
this side of the river, is a part of Iowa.
Ormsby tried to induce the man to
come across the line and be arrested,
but he declined. The officer stayed
with him until a Council Bluffs police
man came to the rescue and escorted
the criminal to the state line so he
could be turned over legally to the
Omaha authorities. The evidence
against Lamont is considered good. It
is believed the gang of money raisers
will soon be broken up.
Patterson &Kunsman,of the Bos
ton meat market, have negotiated for
the purchase of a car load of fat. corn
fed,' two-year-old steers from M. S.
Davis, who now lives on the former
Geo. Boeck farm. This beef will be
retailed to the Boston's customers
something out of the ordinary, inas
much as most of Cass county's choicest
beef is sold to the South Omaha pack
ers and by the latter shipped to eastern
or foreign pointB.
A Human Body Discovered in the
River Above Town.
A Very Mysterious Iturglary Two Men
Kutt-r lr. lIurt'H Kmiilf nre hikI Carry
Awny ouie t'aper .f alue to
olMtly lfut tli. hiM-tur.
Red Letter D
They Found a iioatrr.
Sunday evening about seven o'clock
while Fred Black ai d Chas. Dabb,two
members of the 'Sundown' club, were
out boat riding they rowed along the
shore toward the water works pump
house. Just before reaching the pump
house they turned eastward to go out
into the Platte, when they discovered
somethinglodged in shallow waterand
against the willows, which they at first
supposed was a log. A closer inspec
tion resulted in the discovery that the
object was a human body. A line was
made fast to a le and the body towed
to the shore and landed at the sub
merged wagon road near the pump
house. The boys returned to town and
reported to the sheriff, who at once de
tailed Elias Kildow and Mike McCool
to watch the corpse over night.
Coroner Clements arrived from Elm
wood over the B. & M. at 5:17 Mon
day afternoon, to hold an inquest
The coroner immediately empanelled
a jury consisting of M. Archer, C. M.
Butler, J. I. Unruh, Henry Boeck,
Ed Fitzgerald and O. M. Streight, and
proceeded to the point where the body
was found and viewed the remains
The pockets of the dead man were
searched and resulted in finding a
purse containing a half dollar and
three pennies, a pocket knife, a pipe
and a silver watch. No papers of any
kind were fouud on the body that
would furnish a clue to his identity
The body was then removed from the
water and placed in a box and con
veyed to the cemetery and buried. ,
The coroner's jury met at the court
bouse at s o clock at night and re
turned a verdict to the effect that the
body was that of an unknown person
and that he had come to his death in a
manner unknown to the jury.
The body was that of a man appar
ently from forty to fifty years of age,
about five feet, eight or ten inches
high, and was dressed in a canvas coat,
overall pantaloons and a new pair of
shoes. The body was badly decom
posed, and had the appearance of hav
ing been in the waler for five or six
A Strange Case of Hurglary.
The home of Dr. Hart, on north
Fourth street, was entered by two un
known parties on Saturday night, but
just what was their object has not been
discovered. On that night the doctor
was not at home, and shortly after re
tiring Mrs. Hart heard someone walk
ing around the yard and upon the
porch. The parties tried the doors
and windows on the lower lloor and
then procured a ladder and entered
through an upstairs window. Mrs.
Hart beard them enter and fired a
shot from a revolver in their direction
but evidently without effect. She then
retired to her room with her child and
locked the door, leaving the visitors
in complete possession of the remain
der of the house. She heard the
parties moving about the house, heard
them go to the well and get a drink of
water, and along toward morning saw
them depart. She describes one of them
as being a tall, well-built man, well
dressed, etc., but can not describe the
other man.
An inventory of the loss sustained
resulted in finding nothing missing,
but some papers, old deeds, receipts,
etc., had been overhauled and ex
amined, but it is not known whether
any of them had been carried away.
The deeds are all on file, so they would
be valueless to anyone but Mr. Hart.
The real object of the two midnight
muraders appears to be pretty well
shrouded in mystery, but their display
of nerve is perfectly apparent.
Another Heath From Small-Fox.
Mrs. Oliver King, aged twenty-two
years, died at her home at Bethlehem
Monday from small-pox. Mrs. King
attended Mrs. Backus during the lat
ter's sickness with the dread disease,
and contracted a case which resulted
in her death last night, although it
was thought several days ago that she
was convalescent.
No new cases have developed at
Bethlehem and all the afflicted appear
to be doing nicely and on the road to
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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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Clothing, Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Boots or Shoes
Until you have seen this great Sacrifice Sale.
Ferryman O'Neill Assaulted.
Sunday morning two men with a
team and buggy drove on the ferry
boat on this side of the river and re
quested to be crossed. "When the Iowa
side of the river was reached the ferry
man demanded his toll, but the men
refused to pay, saying that they
thought the ferry was free. The fer
ryman explained that the ferry was a
free institution n week days, but on
Sundays toll was charged. "Well,"
saidoneof the fellows, "what do you
do when a man has no money V " The
ferryman replied that they took them
back where they came from. "Well, I
guess not," replied the man in the
buggy, and he grabbed the buggy whip
and brought the butt end down on
O'Neill's head with force sufficient to
cut a gash and make a painful wound.
The pair then whipped up their horses
and drove off the ferry and disap
peared in the direction . of Pacific
Junction. The ferryman's injuries,
although painful, are not serious.
All spectacles sold subject to a
week's trial, and if not satisfactory
can be returned at Gering & Co.'s
Ha Knew It Waa Loaded.
Henry Goos, the young son of Fred
Goos, was fooling with a loaded re
volver Monday evening at his home on
north Eighth street. While lowering
the hammer his finger slipped and the
gun was discharged, the bullet tearing
its way through the palm of his left
band, making an ugly wound. Dr.
Livingston was summoned to attend
his injuries. The strangest part of the
whole affair is that Henry knew the
revolver was loaded.
D. O.Dwyer, attorney, Plattsmouth.
See Brown and save money this year
on your wall paper, paints and oils.
House-Cleaning and
New Furniture
Nature supplies the first, the Busy Housewife must attend
the second, but for the last.
Is the Careful
Buyer's Refuge.
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.
Death of Hn. Egenberg-ar .
Mrs. Helena Egenberger died Tues
d ay afternoon at 1 :50 o'clock, of kidney
trouble, after an illness of several
months. Deceased was born in Ger
many, and came over to this country
twenty-two years ago. She was a sis
ter of F. R., and Oswald Guthmann,
of this city, and leaves three sons and
three daughters J. V., Louis and
Fred Egenberger, and Mrs. A. H.
Weckbach, Mrs. Wm. Weber and
Mrs. Herman Spies to mourn her loss.
Among the names of prospective
candidates for state officers there are,
we regret to say, several chestnuts.
There are in Nebraska several office
seekers who remind us of white wings,
in that they never grow weary. Is
there no way of weeding them out?
Walt Mason.
We make our own syrup and Boda
water, and know it is absolutely pure.
Try it and seen what a difference.
Gbeeng &Co.
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